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Rehabilitating the image of the United States

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Apparently, there are “educated” people who believe this woman can “rehabilitate” the image of the United States pursuing the notion that it has taken a beating after eight years of neoconservative foreign policy, which they believe has done little more than make the United States less safe in this post-9/11 world.

This ludicrous, bumbling fool has done little to deserve the station she occupies, save for of course, being married to Bill. Aside from that, her “diplomatic” response does nothing to improve the image of the U.S. In fact, her assignment to the post is an insult to our country.

Written by Ben

August 23, 2009 at 10:10 am

Maybe the Dems should take a lesson from Hillary…

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… or maybe the Dems should just take a pill… er.. poll…. uh, pill. Aw, hell.

“I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic and we should stand up and say, ‘We are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.’ “

I’d bet Hillary never thought her comments could apply very well to these Americans who are genuinely concerned for their well-being.

This concern is born from years of observing a government with an abismal track record of running Medicare, Medicaid, Freddie Mac, Fannie Mae and the Postal Service, just to name a few.

Has anyone noticed these angry dissenters are not rolling over cars and torching them? Has anyone noticed the store fronts are not being vandalized? Has anyone noticed how old this group is? They’ve been around awhile. They understand how government works. They’ve had a taste of the broken Medicaid and Medicare system.

To be clear, what America is arguing about is less to do with getting a national health care plan and more to do with what’s in this ill-conceived version of a health care plan and the intrusion into our medical lives. … and deaths.

Let’s do this; let’s first get congress and federal employees off their private health care plans which are heavily subsidized by American taxpayers. They have a choice of 10 health care plans that provide access to a national network of doctors as well as several HMOs that serve each member’s home state. By contrast 85 percent of private companies offering health coverage provide their employees only one type of plan. Take it, or leave it.

Until we get congress to eat the same dog food they serve us, they will never empathize with the under-insured or those lacking insurance. They will never see the need to read the bills they pass for the rest of the country to live and die by while they enjoy their own enhanced health care package at our expense.

American tax payers spent $15-billion in 2008 to insure 8.5 million federal workers.

Then, instead of passing bills they never read, maybe we should get our elected officials to dig into the hospital system and investigate $20.00 aspirin tablets or $700.00 per day hospital bed costs.

In other words, let’s get government to clean up the crap they created, make it work as intended in the first place, learn from it, then come back and talk about incremental change which builds a sensible national health care plan Americans can live with.

Written by Ben

August 11, 2009 at 6:39 pm

Hugo Chavez did it. Will Obama and his minions do it ?

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Venezuela’s socialist leader Hugo Chavez cuts off radio broadcasters.

Hugo Chavez cut over-the-air transmission of 23 radio stations on the morning of August 1, 2009. Demonstrations occurred outside of Caracas broadcast station CNB 102.3 FM, and is now transmitting only over the Internet.

Chavez said Saturday that he approved the telecommunications agency’s decision to shut down radio stations ruled to be operating illegally.

“We’re applauding Diosdado for the decision he has made to take back these stations for the people,” Chavez said, referring to agency chief Diosdado Cabello.

Chavez said previously that the revoked licenses could be given to broadcasters who share his socialist vision.

Is a comeback of the Fairness Doctrine in store for America?

On February 4, 2009, Senator Debbie Stabenow (Democrat of Michigan) told radio host and WorldNetDaily columnist Bill Press, when asked whether it was time to bring back the Doctrine, “I think it’s absolutely time to pass a standard. Now, whether it’s called the Fairness Standard, whether it’s called something else – I absolutely think it’s time to be bringing accountability to the airwaves.” When Press asked if she would seek Senate hearings on such accountability in 2009, she replied, “I have already had some discussions with colleagues and, you know, I feel like that’s gonna happen. Yep.”

Written by Ben

August 2, 2009 at 5:47 pm