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The affair with Bob Thomas.

In #TCOT, Mark Souder, The Mob on May 2, 2010 at 2:46 pm

Come now the Voter. end affair

In Indiana’s 3rd congressional district there is still unemployment, a sagging economy, and angst against government.

They are having a tough time at work. Maybe their lawnmower broke again. Maybe they can’t fill up their tank again until payday. They just got yelled at, again, for leaving their socks on the floor.

A little ‘boost’ to their ego seems to be the ticket out of their duldrum. Maybe this is everything they have ever wanted?

And the affair begins.

A friendly glance comes their way. A shiny smile…. A glance from the (awkwardly true) used car salesman, Bob Thomas. He drives a nice car, after all, his collector cars alone total almost 50. He has a big $3.4 million house (albeit in Indianapolis). He promises the world. He looks like just the man for the ticket. He agrees with you that you deserve everything you want.

Afterall, he looks like everything you have ever wanted. He says all the right things. He will spend his money and make you feel like you are the center of the world.

Then you take him home to Mother on election day. He dances about Israel awkwardly, has nothing to talk about because he doesn’t know who is the local rotary, and has to dash off to a mysterious meeting in Indianapolis.

You wait with baited breath for signs he will come back and have those picnics he promised and kiss babies at the local fair.

You can’t get ahold of him for days, weeks, months–he has a life somewhere else, but you always knew that.

You realize you are traveling to some other town just to get a glimpse at him during a town hall meeting. You know he won’t be at your church Sunday morning.

When the reality sets in, what you wanted, isn’t what you thought it was worth.

What usually comes of an affair? The shine wears off. You discover what happens when they take the make up off. You realize everyone leaves socks on the floor.

Go back home to what you know. Maybe he isn’t perfect. But he will be there when you ask to be. He will be at church on Sunday morning, and you can always find him at the picnic. He is from your town.

The grass will always be greener over Bob Thomas’ septic tank.

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Our Gangrene Government

In #TCOT, Education, Government Waste, Healthcare, National Health Care, Obamacare, Public Schools, The Mob on March 12, 2010 at 12:11 pm

How did it get this bad?

Festering disease catches up with you. Whether it be  in a relationship, your own health, or budget deficits–if you don’t pay attention to the problem you end up with gangrene.

Governmental waste and the habit of ignoring problems have become too typical of  governmental leadership by unqualified, hyped-politicians who were elected because of momentum and not because of substance. We are now seeing the effects of allowing overspending to maturate.

In today’s New York Times article , discussing the Kansas City School system’s decision to close over 2 dozen schools, they cite the growing problem of ignoring the money issue in government:

The sudden move suggests a depth of dysfunction here that is rarely associated with Kansas City, a lively heartland town with a reputation for order. But a closer look at the school board’s recent history reveals a chaotic, almost nonfunctioning body that put off making tough choices and even routine improvements for generations. Experts said that in the board’s years of inaction is a cautionary tale for school districts everywhere.

Where is government oversight? With the people. It should have been. It should be.

“This is extraordinary,” said Jack Jennings, president of the Center on Education Policy, a research group in Washington. “The school board was dysfunctional for years. There was very poor governance for a long period of time, and it was like a revolving door with superintendents.”

In Fort Wayne, Indiana, just a couple of schools face this dilemma. Elmhurst High School in Fort Wayne facing closure due to budgetary constraints on the district.  With all of it’s failings, at least the Fort Wayne Community Schools is addressing a problem before more than a couple have to be dismantled.

Detroit’s blight can be blamed on the same disease…Gangrene Government.

How do you fix gangrene?

Urgent evaluation and treatment. In general, dead tissue should be removed to allow healing of the surrounding living tissue and prevent further infection. Depending on the area that has the gangrene, the person’s overall condition, and the cause of the gangrene, treatment may include:

  • Amputating the body part that has gangrene (get rid of the board responsible for overspending)
  • An emergency operation to find and remove dead tissue (budget cuts)
  • An operation to improve blood supply to the area (new plan of action)
  • Repeated operations to remove dead tissue (debridement) (don’t let go of the problem)
  • Treatment in the intensive care unit (for severely ill patients) (prosecute)

This is one disease Indiana State Government is not in danger of having, so long as they stay fiscally conservative and continue with attention to details of the budget constraints. The Democrats in Washington should pay attention to our scenario instead of coming up with more massive gangrene spending.

Jail me, I’m uninsured

In #TCOT, Government Waste, Healthcare, National Health Care, Obamacare, Patients First, The Mob, Uncategorized on November 12, 2009 at 7:38 pm

Ready for the cuffs?!

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Hitler put the unemployed ‘asocial’ in camps..the first one being Dachau. He was hailed for his economic ‘recovery’. Suddenly the unemployed couldn’t be found. His party began gaining seats in government.

Flash Forward to 2009.

The number of unemployed goes up and down, now looking at 10.2%… The House of Representatives and the President agree it’s a good idea to jail those people who don’t comply with buying into a government program.

Already the unemployed and under-employed are forced to undergo testing and mandatory classes.

‘Re-education’, they call it.

Socialism, I call it.

Honor Life, Not Kennedy

In #TCOT, Kennedy, National Health Care, Planned Parenthood, Pray, Religion, The Mob on August 28, 2009 at 12:12 pm

The Washington Post’s Ezra Klein challenges the American public to honor the late Sen.images (1) Kennedy’s life by passing the outrageous healthcare plan.

That’s rather ironic, seeing as how the bill and Ted Kennedy didn’t honor the very basis of life by promoting tax-payer funded abortions and legalizing slaughter.

Klein writes:

“.. he belonged to the party of Medicare and Medicaid, the Americans With Disabilities Act and the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Civil Rights Act and immigration reform. He belonged to the party that sought to advance the conditions and opportunities of the least among us. He was, as columnist Harold Meyerson says, “the senior senator from Massachusetts and for all the excluded in American life.”

What about the life of the unborn child? He and the Democrats have worked tirelessly to dishonor life and have abortion not only legalized but praised.

Klein further writes we should pass the Obamacare bill because it would honor Kennedy:

“Those who would use Kennedy’s absence to explain their failure do terrible injury to his legacy. The cause of Kennedy’s life was not, after all, praise or compliments. It was, as he said, to “guarantee that every American … will have decent, quality health care as a fundamental right and not just a privilege.” That dream will never die. But by being realized, it can finally rest in peace.

Why does the world need to worry about him resting in peace? That was his job, to live his life and face his maker. We can not possibly do anything to help him.

The Vatican, yesterday, reminded the world of his stance:

“The liberal senator “was constantly in the front line battles such as the protection of immigrants, gun control, (and) minimum wage for the poorest.”

“But unfortunately there were positions in his part in favour of abortion,”

(report in the Vatican’s offical newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano)

Good for you, supporters of Ted Kennedy because you have some emotion to propel you for a few weeks. BUT….If you are going to honor life, honor all of life.

Cash for Cons.. The Failure of the SSA again

In Government Waste, Social Security, The Mob on August 25, 2009 at 2:10 pm

What is wrong with Government? Glad you asked…images

The Boston Herald uncovers “Cash for Con’s”…..the Social Security Administration foul-up of sending money to Bay State prisoners. The government has asked they send the money back. According to the SSA’s own website, felon’s aren’t allowed to (The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 made it illegal for fugitive felons to collect SSI payments):

This Fugitive Felon Project utilizes a multi-faceted approach that requires extensive and cooperative efforts of many law enforcement agencies throughout the United States.

This project identifies individuals who are prohibited under the law from receiving SSI benefits by conducting computer matches with available sources of warrant information, which include the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) National Crime Information Center (NCIC) and the states.We also have signed agreements with U.S. Marshals Service and the FBI, giving us access to all federal warrants.

Their own words, Government is inadquately policing themselves. Testimony by Acting Assitant Deputy Comissioner, Fritz Steckewald in 2001:

Unfortunately only about 30 percent of all outstanding warrants are reported to the NCIC since the reporting of such information is voluntary and selective. Eleven states report all of their warrants to the NCIC. These states are Connecticut, Maine, New Hampshire, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Arkansas, New Mexico, Kansas, and Missouri. The remaining 39 states report some, but not all warrant information to the NCIC.

Wonder how well they are doing a few years later?  I am sure their programs, and funding have increased. Look at what it was then:

“Today, SSA maintains over 2,600 incentive payment agreements, which provide monthly reports from approximately 5,500 facilities.”

Listen to the Earnest

In #TCOT, Bayh, Healthcare, Mark Souder, Marlin Stutzman, National Health Care, Obamacare, Patients First, Pray, The Mob on August 17, 2009 at 1:08 pm

I watched the people rise against government today.  Pray

In the crowd were people too fragile to walk. People who could not stand for more than a few minutes. People who were spending the little bit of energy they had for the day to come and stand, (and risk rain), to rise against the government take-over of Health Care in America.

It wasn’t the protest of the 60’s with hippies and riots.. This was a group of people who have long watched our American government evolve.

These people knew there was something wrong with the proposed Obamacare.

They have something to say against the latest project to Socialize Healthcare. And it isn’t good. They are tired of interference by Government and they, of all people, know what it takes to make reform. Government isn’t the answer.

This was a group of 300+ people listened and cheered the “Hands Off My Healthcare” speakers on the kickoff of the Indiana bus tour from Patient’s First.

In Fort Wayne, IN, today one simple picture represents them all. out. Of the hundred or so pictures and video I took, one single one steeped in my memory the entire 2 hours; the one pictured here entitled “Pray”.

(More pictures from other coverage can be found here)

If you hear nothing else of the message to the government, hear the message the most earnest citizens of the U.S. have to say “Get out of our healthcare”.

Pray.

Be A Patient First

In #TCOT, Healthcare, National Health Care, Obamacare, Patients First, The Mob, Uncategorized on August 15, 2009 at 7:52 am

The Patient’s First Project:

THIS COMING WEEK

q215821915385_8689Americans value their freedoms. In the current health care battle, those freedoms are under attack. If politiciansand Washington bureaucrats get their way – a government takeover of your health care – then we will lose the freedom to choose our doctors, what type of care we want and the insurance plans we choose. Nothing is more important than your family’s health. That is why we started the Patients First project. We believe you are most qualified to make the health care decisions that affect you and your family. We believe when you or a family member is sick, you should be able to get care quickly – not months or years later. And we believe your medical privacy is paramount. Don’t let Washington bureaucrats come between you and your doctor. Join us today on our Indiana bus tour to protect the right to choose your doctor, your care and to protect your privacy. Tell Washington to keep their “Hands Off My Healthcare!”

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August 17:

SPEAKERS: State Representative Dr. Tim Brown, Ryan McCann (IFI Action)

Ft Wayne 9:00am EST- Old Kay’s Merchandising Building (663 W Coliseum Blvd)

South Bend 1:15pm EST- Precision Transmission (902 S Michigan St)

LaPorte 2:30pm CST- LaPorte County Courthouse (813 Lincolnway)

Kokomo 7:00pm EST- Foster Park (SW corner of W Superior and Washington)

August 18:

SPEAKERS: State Representative Jackie Walorski, Ryan McCann (IFI Action), State Treasurer Richard Mourdock (Indianapolis only)

Indianapolis 9:00am EST  (We’ll have a HOT AIR BALLOON at this one!) White River State Park Columbus

Bloomington 2:00pm EST- Bartholomew County Courthouse (234 Washington St)

Monroe County Courthouse 4:30pm EST- (301 N College Ave)

August 19:

Terre Haute 8:30am EST  – Terre Haute Airport (581 S Airport St)

Vincennes 11:00am EST  – Knox County Courthouse (111 N 7th St)

Evansville 12:30pm CST  – Auction Express at 815 John St.

Jeffersonville 5:45pm EST- Warder Park (Court Ave and Spring St)

Bayh Me A New Congressman

In #TCOT, Bayh, Job Fair, Job loss, Marlin Stutzman, National Health Care, Obamacare, The Mob on August 14, 2009 at 10:50 am

“Today is all about the people who are trying to get work,” Bayh said…..

Then why didn’t you go talk with them? Why won’t you hold meetings with them? images

Evan Bayh has decided he doesn’t need his constituents. Maybe that isn’t news to some, but he had two opportunities this week to connect with them. And he blew it.

This week he was ‘at’ (meaning within proximity) to a job fair in Fort Wayne, IN. It’s an annual event with his name attached to it. He decided he didn’t need to BE at the event, really…just hold a conference in another building near by..with media and a few ‘dignitaries’ present.

I have been to that job fair before as a reporter and as a job seeker and as a student. Each year he was in a room above the main floor, then came down to glad-hand and smile for the cameras. He had walked through the crowds and encouraged people.

I guess he had enough of his constituents for one year. He isn’t even holding town-meetings..”But right now, I feel like I’m getting a healthy dose of a wide variety of opinions across the spectrum.” (WANE) Even though, in the same interview he says it would make sense.

I had a glimmer of hope earlier in the week when Bayh put his name on a letter to Obama regarding Cap and Tax and protecting American companies. I was obviously wrong. He was only thinking of his re-election campaign at that point in time and having his name attached to the ‘complaint’ would look good in election-garbed commercials.

Marlin Stutzman is looking better and better every day, even without trying.

You must be Un-American

In #TCOT, National Health Care, Obamacare, The Mob on August 11, 2009 at 9:42 am

If you don’t protest what Nancy Pelosi thinks is right, then you must be un-American… (Hey, they are HER words)pel

“House Speaker Nancy Pelosi turned the health care debate up a notch Monday, penning a column along with her top deputy that questioned the patriotism of those disrupting town hall meetings to air their complaints.

Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer claimed such behavior is “simply un-American.” (Fox News)

How about if you are a war protesters?

(During the Iraq War Protests 1/2006)..But Pelosi never summoned help from police or security. She negotiated with the hecklers and at times even thanked the protesters for their advocacy and enthusiasm.

“It’s always exciting,” she told reporters after the meeting. “This is democracy in action. I’m energized by it, frankly.”–(San Francisco Chronicle)

Myyyy, Nancy… You sure have changed your tune when the idea being protested isn’t one you support.

Read more here, and here.

Reality check scam

In #TCOT, National Health Care, Obamacare, The Mob on August 10, 2009 at 3:04 pm

OK.. so..the new Realty Check website (a.k.a. state propaganda website) has been launched by the Obama administration to give help to Acorn, and other groups who will promote his idea of nationalized-socialized-health care.

I find this interesting…images

“We’re offering the site and tools to empower individuals across the country to take this content into their own hands and share it among their networks,” a senior administration official said.  (FOX news)

So.. when the Democrats/Socialcrats take content into their own hands, it’s called ’empowerment’.

But.. when Republicans/Conservatives take content into their own hands (i.e. READING the BILL) it’s called “Mob” activity.

Funny comparison, when you think of it, really. The Acorn-nuts can’t do the job on their own, so they turn to the White House to get them to put up a website with dis-information and get left-wing-nuts to fund sign-making. They turn to union-thuggery and bus people to rallies to manufacture local support.

The Conservatives pulled themselves up by their own boot-straps and decided to go read the bill from Congress and make their own signs. They drive themselves to rallies in their own neighborhood.  They depend on no other government organization to back them up. No one is footing their bill.  They use grass roots organization skills and are called Astroturfers. And they are called terrorists.

Here’s the reality check..it’s a scam. I bet most of the Obamacare – who hold up signs haven’t read the bill any more than their congressmen did before they rubber stamped it.