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December 31, 2009

Freedom From Religion or Just Another Closed Minded Group of Idiots?

I know I am a little late on this one, I saw it on the news and meant to say something about it here, but I forgot.  So last week, in Springfield Illinois we had a group come to the state capitol and place a sign that said:

“At the time of the winter solstice, let reason prevail. There are no gods, no devils, no angels, no heaven or hell. There is only our natural world. Religion is just myth and superstition that hardens hearts and enslaves minds.”

So, what’s my problem with this?  Well the winter solstice is a very holy holiday for some, it’s called Yule.  It celebrates the earth goddess going to sleep for the winter.  The holiday is marked by things you would recognize, such as the christmas tree, carols, holly, mistletoe, and a whole plethora of others.  What this group is promoting is not only false, but in my opinion is actionable.  They are misrepresenting a valid religious holiday for their own ends, and they might want to be careful who they offend.

The other problem I have with this is here we have another group that is misrepresenting our Constitution.  It would surprise a lot of people to know that the words ‘separation of church and state’ doesn’t exist in the Constitution.  I have discussed this before, and I have a link for you to check it out.  It has just grown so pervasive today that you can almost anyone and they will tell you that they firmly believe that those words are actually in our laws somewhere.  This group, the Freedom From Religion Foundation, is like the ACLU, quick to bring suit against anyone that does anything that violates their mythical law.  It’s kinda funny actually, they rant and rile against people who want to spread their religious views to others, by spreading their anti-religious views.  Pot meet kettle anyone?

I wrote them an email asking them to stop using the holiday of Yule for their own anti-religion agenda, we will see what they say.  I believe their misrepresenting of that holiday may continue to promote ignorance and hate, and if I am not mistaken it could even be actionable if they continue the practice.

December 26, 2009

Senators Sell Their Souls, Health Care Passes

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 11:10 am
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What do you call it when you convince someone to change their mind by paying them?  Coercion right?  What if that person is in a position of power and influence?  Bribe is what they call that.  What does congress call it?  Business as usual.

Ben Nelson (D-Neb) is probably the most famous, getting a deal that exempts his state, and his state only, from paying for the Medicaid expansion…ever.  It’s amazing how a senator can think that a bill doesn’t stand on its own merits until someone hands over some cash, or some sort of benefit for that one state.

Cost of one Louisiana Senator?  $300M, not $100M as she was quick, and proud to point out according to Roll Call.

So what does the senate bill do now?  Well, it forces insurance companies to cover people with preexisting conditions, but puts those people into a ‘high-risk’ pool in which they will pay more in premiums.  Subsidies available for people making under 88k a year for a family of four.  (What if we don’t want a handout, can we give it back?)  Tax benefits for small businesses to obtain insurance for their workers.  Fines on larger businesses if even one employee seeks federal funds for insurance.  (I believe the number is $750 per employee if even one seeks funds)  Insurance companies will be required to pay 80 to 85 cents on every dollar on medical coverage.  That will leave 20-15 cents on every dollar to pay for overhead, operating costs such as wages for employees, and to offset the costs of insurance to their own employees that most of them get for free.  (Anyone else think that will drive a lot of them out of business?)  For the first time ever, and against our constitution, you will be forced to buy something that you may not want, just to comply with the law.  And, according to the CBO both bills will raise premiums and taxes, which if I am not mistaken is precisely the opposite of the promise of Democrats that they want to lower costs.  Oh, and the other lie, only 95% of people will get insurance, not 100% as they said in the beginning.

What’s next?  Well the house and senate have to come together and make one bill out of two.  Everyone that gave a vast sigh of relief when the public option was dropped, don’t forget, it’s still in the house bill and could still make it in the final bill that goes to the president.  Tax payer funds for abortion?  Well, the senate says that states can opt out, the house says none at all for abortion, which one will make it in.  Of all the things that we have seen so far, this is the biggest fraud that has been foisted on the American people yet.  The two bills that your representatives voted on may not look anything like the bill that finally goes to the President.  The democrats may get everything they want, tossing out any concessions they made to get votes, any compromises they made to appear bipartisan, and stuff in as much ‘social justice’ into this bill as they please.

If you haven’t read it yet, get a hold of Atlas Shrugged, by Ayn Rand, it will scare you.  It’s staggering how close she hit the nail on the head with what our government is really capable of.

December 19, 2009

Climate Talks in Copenhage Show Again, Fraud, Hypocrisy, and Lies Are All They Have Left

According to Reuters the Copenhagen talks will generate over 40,000 tonnes of CO2 between the venue, local transportation, and flights to Denmark.  It is another example of “do as I say, not as I do” from the climate change cultists.  Oh, incidentally, the UNFCCC figures that this number is the same as what 2300 average Americans use in a year.  The laughable part is the U.S. probably wasted most of that because all the people who went over, went on several different flights, the President going last as the summit wrapped up.  Could they have had these talks over video conference?  With the conference technology that corporations use to hold meetings with offices all over the world it seems that if these cultists really believed they are saving the planet they could have all logged online and talked to each other that way.  But, then again who am I?  Apparently I believe the Earth is flat, we staged the moon landing, and the Sun revolves around the Earth.

Watching coverage of the talks this week, I was also not surprised, but disappointed to note that opponents of the U.S. getting involved were shut out of meetings.  Several republicans that went over were not allowed at some of the press conferences with their democrat neighbors, and were shut out of some “by invitation only” meetings.  I guess if people will not buy your lie, you can just keep them out of the club all together.

On a related note, where the hell are all the crying liberals, talking about violence, and condemning protesters at Copenhagen?  Does Nancy Pelosi only cry when the protesters are conservatives?  Need I remind the liberals in congress, and the liberal fringe media that no one, zero, zip, zilch, not one person was arrested, nor was one complaint filed when a few hundred thousand people turned up on 9.12 in D.C.?  Has anyone else seen the violence in Copenhagen from liberal protesters?  People throwing bricks at police and buildings, property destruction, throwing objects (think it was food, but not sure) at someone dressed as a polar bear and questioning the whole cult of climate change?

December 16, 2009

Canadian Journalist Thinks We Should All Emulate China!?

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 10:29 am
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Diane Francis, in an article published in the Financial Post, proposes that the only way to stop global warming is to adopt a one-child policy all across the world.  She says that China is the only country truly addressing the issue with their one-child per family policy.  She lauds the benefits of China’s policy saying:

“China has proven that birth restriction is smart policy. Its middle class grows, all its citizens have housing, health care, education and food, and the one out of five human beings who live there are not overpopulating the planet.”

Diane claims that this ‘policy’ would reduce the number of orphans and unwanted children, but forgets to cite the 150,000 (and climbing) homeless children in China.  You wanna see China’s public housing?  Check it out, I am sure that Diane is just fighting tooth and nail to live here.
There is also one major flaw in Diane’s reasoning, China, unlike Canada and the United States, is a communist country.  Their people don’t have nearly the freedoms that we do here.  If she really thinks that Americans will lay down and accept such a violation of personal freedom then she doesn’t know us that well.  We may take a lot, we may let our politicians get away with almost anything, but I can guarantee Diane one thing.  If our leaders tried to impose this type of policy on us it would spark a fight that would rival any war this country has ever seen.  Perhaps Diane, who is so willing to give up her personal freedoms, and ours along with it, should try living in China for a while, and come tell us how swell it is in a few years.

December 12, 2009

New Regulations Remind Anyone of Atlas Shrugged?

Filed under: Sick and Tired — Trever Bierschbach @ 11:18 am
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The house of representatives passed new legislation regulating the financial market, and big business in this country.  One of the “protections” in this bill is giving the government the power to break up companies that are deemed “too big to fail”.  Um, really?!  Who decides what company is too big to fail?  Where does the government get off breaking up any company for any reason other than illegal activity?  You can get the info on this here or in my article at the Examiner (cannot link it, the site is down but the link is on the side there, yeah right there, down a little, under FRIENDS.  Yes, I am my own friend, just click the button).

If you have not read it get a copy of Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand.  Opponents, and people who just do not get it, are criticizing the book and fans of Rand right now.  Fans are called crazy, the book is called delusional, but as I read it myself I am astounded that it was written in the 50s and not today.  People said that our government would never be like the one in her book, but…see above.  I have even heard our own politicians use words that could have been taken right from the mouths of the fictional “looter” politicians portrayed in the book.  If you have not read it, Atlas Shrugged is essentially a novel about an America where business has been forced to operate for social justice instead of profit.  Those who work for material ends, profit, property, and livelihood are deemed evil, while those that keep failing businesses open for the “common good” are considered saints.  Eventually one of the “evil capitalists” decides he wants to see what will happen if all the successful “evil” businessmen just quit.  Walk away from their business, leave the rest of the country to fend for themselves.  I am a little less than halfway through and so far reading it is a mixture of fascination, fear, and foreboding (wow lots of f words).  Every day I watch the news or read something online and wonder, was Ayn Rand a prophet or did she know, before the rest of us, what the progressive movement would mean for this country.

On a side note, what we talked about yesterday, I forgot to mention that in 2006 the same Democrats, including President (then Senator) Obama, criticized President Bush for over spending and they voted against raising the debt ceiling.  Yeah, great huh.  You know what makes that better, it was an election year for all of them, and they voted against it in March.  They were not voting what is best for the country, they were voting to get reelected, or to win more Democrat seats.  When will people wake up and realize that politicians do not care about what is best for this country, they only care about votes.

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