Shocking Look at Healthcare in 10 Years


Will you be retiring in 10 years? Republicans have a health scheme for you which is shocking: Vouchers to get help when you’re sick!

By now you have heard of Rep. Paul Ryan‘s plan to end Medicare as we know. It does not pertain to those already on Medicare but to workers age 55 and under.Instead of a well-regulated healthcare system like Medicare, Ryan want the federal government to issue a VOUCHER to use to get healthcare insurance. The voucher surely won’t be enough to pay for the insurance. I ask you, “What insurance company would issue a policy to someone with golden year diseases?” Paul Ryan is a good man, but, his healthcare plan is a misery to old people…workers who have helped make America better all their lives.


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Oh, Say Can You See…the New America?


Gee, what does the GOP want America to be like in the future? I begin by saying that the top 1% of the country (where the nation’s wealth is concentrated) can be assured that they can live anywhere in the world leaving behind New America (ten years from now).  So, it troubles them not that our future will be like that of a third world country where many of our students won’t be able to go to school due to cuts in education.  They won’t be able to rise to top leadership posts in business and government.  They will not have had the benefits of Head Start, Sesame Street and educational TV. Colleges and universities will be so expensive that only the rich will be able to afford them.  The one hope for meritorious students, scholarships, will be diminished.  The cuts that Paul Ryan & Co want to establish will surely shrink our field of good nurses and doctors.  How will lawyers survive?  The good jobs of today will be filled in New America by the less qualified who are paid less. [Are you picturing New America in your mind?]

Republicans in Congress want to solve our economic problems on the backs of the poor and the middle class.  The latter two are the ones always called to “lift that barrow, tote that bale.”  They are the ones who strap on a gun to defend our Constitution.  They are the ones who will grow old in New America and find retirement and old age pure misery.  Right now Medicaid is suffering trying to take care of the aged poor in nursing homes. Although the middle class retired pay a monthly premium to be on Medicare, Paul Ryan and John Boehner want to shut down Medicare as we know it. In New America the retired will be given a voucher (not unlike a grocery store coupon) to use when going out to find medical insurance.  What insurance company in the future would give a policy to someone who has the illnesses that afflict the elderly? None!   Heaven help them if they touch Social Security, except to extend its life and benefits.  The top 1% of the country will live on accumulated wealth in their literal “golden years.”  The rest of us will look for Social Security benefits to live on.  Although we will be too old (and too sick) to work, our daily expenses will continue. Social Security will be our lifeline!

It has been heartening to hear that many republicans got lots of flack when they went home the other day and presented their vision for “New America” to their constituents. We saw a town hall where Paul Ryan, himself, was harried and had to sneak out of the building and leave secretly. [No images of the latter.]

Meetings are going on at the Whitehouse to reach a compromise on the budget,debt ceiling/spending cut problems. Vice President Biden came out of one meeting yesterday and gave a hopeful message.  Speaker of the House, John Boehner held a press conference where he painted a picture of democrats cowering and panicking as they were being forced to yield to the republicans.  Just a few months ago Mr. Boehner said that he could see both sides reaching “common ground.” Now he shows no will to compromise. He sweats and defies the will of the people saying republicans will not vote for tax increases on the rich.  The financial pull of the rich is remarkably strong. RICH PEOPLE! REPUBLICANS! You sit at the table of life eating high on the hog. Please elbow a little room so that the poor and middle class can eat. It’s the American thing to do!

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CONGRESS, HELP US END USAGE OF FOSSIL FUEL


US CONGRESS, YOU CAN MAKE MUCH HEADWAY IN DECREASING OUR DEPENDENCE ON FOSSIL FUEL. GIVE US A TAX BREAK IF WE BUY THE CAR OF THE FUTURE:

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The five large oil companies appeared on The Hill last Thursday.  They were pounded and assaulted with questions that made it clear that they have no idea what world they are living in.  They think it O.K. to be corporations that earn the world’s largest profits, charge highway robbery for their products and still think they still deserve the 100-year-old oil subsidies that are no longer based on need.  When asked if they think the oil industry should participate in the nation’s self-sacrifice in solving our economic problems, they say that the American people want to share in their prosperity.  The oil company execs had no clue what shared sacrifice means.  If Congress did make it affordable to get rid of our gas guzzlers, it certainly be good for the wallet…and the environment. Detroit could have a chance at dominating the new world market.

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America: An Oligarchy in Sheep’s Clothing


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ARE YOU BLIND…OR ARE YOU BEING HOODWINKED?

We all grew up  being told that we live in a democracy.  The world’s greatest democracy so powerful that we export it to countries in the Third World.  Perhaps this was true when had advanced to the years when we fought the World Wars. But, today we are rapidly devolving from democracy and the “American Dream” into new-style oligarchy! “Oligarchy?” Take a moment to look it up in Wikipedia.

Did you read that slowly…and carefully?  Did you see any parallels between that history and what is going on today? We are now a country of “the haves and the have-nots.” Power in America is concentrated in the hands of a few wealthy families and super rich industries. Witness the windfall bonus the rich in this country gained without effort in Obama’s “Great Compromise of 2010.”[sic] Witness news reports that companies that are not hiring are sitting on trillions in cash reserves as they supposedly wait for signs that the economy has a favorable outlook. (Favorable for business.)

Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-Ky)

The Republican Party, which keeps saying that they SPEAK FOR YOU, is sitting on that money and not creating jobs. Having downsized the workforce sharply, they wait for opportunities to make maximum profit. We witness the Democratic Party valiantly trying to be a political party of ideas championing the people which the Republican Party sees merit in obstruction and gridlock.  Instead of presenting a new healtcare plan, the first act of John Boehner, the new Speaker of the House, is an attempt repeal the landmark healthcare plan which most Americans like.

Yes, slowly the economy is improving.  Some companies are hiring.  However, President Obama refuses to discard his modesty and blow the democratic horn and tout our successes in governing the land.  If he doesn’t know how to do it, why not hire Donny Deutsch who has some great ideas and the fire in the belly to see this country not slip from greatness. Greatness founded on jobs and equal opportunity for all Americans.  I am sure that the average man-on-the-street (a concept popular in the ’50s and ’60s in the media) cannot talk about the good things that the Democratic Party is doing for the country notwithstanding the disappointing results of the November 2010 election.  Can he discuss the merits of what republicans call derisively as “Obamacare?”  Does he get his political opinions formed by others than Glenn Beck, Russ Limbaugh Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin?  Has he ever communicated his personal opinions to the President and others who represent him in D.C.?

Daily the average American is told a pack of lies about our country, how we are faring and what or who is holding back our successful future. I charge the real, the “lame media” to adjust its balls and come out fighting for truth and honest reporting and criticism in conducting the Fourth Estate.  A tired and harried workforce needs the a media which can be depended upon to exist for the people and not the secret agenda of millionaires, billionaires and rumored secret societies of power.  If we are to be an “exceptional nation,” we need all Americans fully informed and maching behind Barack Obama.  He asked us to believe in him and his ideas of change.  After two years some of us are flagging in our personal zeal. It is time for the whole nation to man-up and be adults in our approach to patriotism and our future in the world like we we did in World War II.  Have you read about that period in our history? It was our greatest hour.  Check it out.  Only by actively working in democratic ways can we stem the tide leading us into oligarchy.  President Obama is a successful leader. Learn to recognized real sheep from those in false garb.  God bless America!


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National Dog Bite Prevention Week


National Dog Bite Prevention Week

May 15-21

Human Muzzle Protects Pets from Voracious Pet Lovers 🙂

BE SURE TO WEAR YOUR MUZZLE: WE DON’T WANT ANY PETS HURT 🙂

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Mr. President, pls Freeze Gay Discharges in Military


May 14, 2011

It has been 143 days since President Obama signed the law repealing the military’s “Don’t Ask/Don’t Tell Policy.” Men and women are still being legally harassed and discharged from our military.  As I write this, gay enlisted are dying for the USA.  I just came across this video tribute for Cpl. Andrew Wilfahrt, a gay soldier who was killed while serving in Afghanistan.

President Obama, please use your EXECUTIVE POWER AND AS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF to put a freeze on the discharge process across the services!  It was announced on Wednesday that all the training required by the law will be finished by end of August.  So, we are talking about a few months. Many lives are being harmed and delayed.  This would be a great humanitarian gesture that I feel is in your power.  It’s spring, a time of regeneration.  Please restart these lives. Thank you!


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THE NEW CONGRESS IS BROKEN…LIKE THE OLD ONE!


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For decades now, we have watched a broken Congress which will do almost anything to get and keep big donors of dollars. And, having been bought, do little in the way of legislating to make the country safer and the people more healthy, prosperous and happy. The people call for campaign finance reform. Congress refuses to act.  The people call for bringing home our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Congress refuses to act.  The people call for making Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid financially safe and a legislated promise that we can depend on without end.  Congress refuses to act. Squabbles and brinksmanship abound. Political blackmail ends in gridlock which has been with us almost half a century. We keep electing men and women to represent us in Congress only to see them join the Washington DC Club (many of whom are millionaires) who perpetuate an immoral charade of governing in earnest. I can’t say it’s corruption, but, it is an ineffectual deceit. Democrats or republican…they play a game of three-card monte to keep us distracted from seeing that nothing is being done in the name of progress. Congress only acts when there’s a crisis like last Christmas and now like the looming crisis on the debt ceiling/budget crisis. It is accompanied with a full chorus of threats to shut down the government and other forms of blackmail.  Will the democrats win or the republican win?  Can either give us an America that has enhanced prominence in the 21st Century?  Being a US Senator or US Representative is being given immense power that should be regarded as a holy trust from the American people and not a ticket to DC where one can participate in the confluence of political power.  Those we elect should hope for epitaphs or tombstones that read “JOB WELL DONE!”

John Boehner is Speaker of the House of Representatives. He is supposed to run things there, but, we hear reports that the Tea Party caucus is trying to make him kowtow to their demands. Harry Reid is Majority Leader of the Senate.  He doesn’t get on TV much and the talking heads on TV don’t spend much time on his comings and goings. He must be very busy. GO HARRY! Eric Cantor is GOP Leader in the House. Eric leads with one eye on Boehner and the other eye on the tea party freshman class. He is trying to be ready for elevation to the Speaker’s chair.  Mitch McConnell is Minority Leader in the Senate.  Look up negative in the dictionary and you’ll find Mitch’s picture. It is extremely rare to find this senator smiling and showing a warm and engaging personality. Nancy Pelosi is Minority Leader in the House.  She’s mighty silent these days. Go, Nancy!

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OBAMA: “I AM PERSISTENT!”


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THE DREAM ACT IS NOT DEAD

President Obama ended his calendar saying that the “Dream Act” is still one of his goals and will visit it in the new year. In fact he will focus on all issues related to immigration which means alot of time engaging with republicans and the American people. President Obama warns his opposition that “I am persistent…I feel strongly about this.”

You have heard of the “DREAM ACT, but, do you know what it is?  Read this and consider contacting your US Senator and US Representative with this letter:

Dear Senator/Representative:

As a person who cares about building a stronger America,
I join Latino leaders in government, business, entertainment, and sports in urging members of Congress to support the “Development, Relief, and Education of Alien Minors (DREAM) Act.” This modest and sensible piece of legislation would allow young people who were brought to the United States by their parents at a very young age to pursue higher education or serve in the military.

These students are success stories in their communities, serving as student body presidents, star athletes, and performers, graduating often with honors from schools in their hometowns. Our country benefits immensely from the
talent and drive to succeed that they demonstrate. They want the chance to go on to college or serve in the military to continue giving back to the only country they have ever called home.

We know from a recently released study that the students covered under the “DREAM Act” will contribute at least one trillion dollars to the American economy over the course of their lifetimes. Moreover, according to the Congressional Budget Office, enacting the “DREAM Act” would reduce the deficit by $1.4 billion dollars over ten years. The intangible benefits of investing in these students’ futures, however, are immeasurable.

America cannot afford to lose another generation of young people who stand to contribute to its economic and social prosperity. The beneficiaries of the “DREAM Act” are our future teachers, nurses, and engineers. The U.S. has invested in the education of many of these individuals since kindergarten, and it is only fitting that we enable them to serve and contribute, allowing our nation to reap the benefits. The Latino community is counting on Congress to come together and show its support for the future of these young people and the nation.

Sincerely yours,

[Source La Raza]

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VALKYRIES OF THE RIGHT


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VALKYRIES OF THE RIGHT

Sarah, Orly, Laura, Michele and Ann

These ladies reminded me of Odin’s Valkyries, maidens who choose warriors to die on the battlefield and then take them to Valhalla.  These ladies are different in several ways but all very smart and notorious.  They have a certain look. I think they like steak tartare!

We all know of the political rise and fall of ex-Gov. Sarah Palin.  Weeks ago she attempted to hitch her star to the wagon of Donald Trump who misplaced his star with the birther movement. President Obama recently cut off the head of that snake. Pictured second above is Orly Taitz, dentist and  super “birther” who should now be silenced with the release of the document upon which the movement is founded. “Doctor Laura” Schlesinger is well-known for her career as a radio talk show host. She has pissed off a lot of people.  She recently “retired” from the radio. (Will it last?) You probably have a friend who lives in an “alternate reality”. Well in Michele Bachmann’s reality, she’s a birther who says ‘screw the facts.  Who cares about accurate facts?’ How can a special beauty like Ann Coulter be so cutting and a complete turnoff?  She enjoys destroying people with her talents. The bolt of cloth from which these ladies were cut…has been destroyed. 🙂

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