Friday, November 20, 2009

Health Care Fiasco

First, let me say that I agree 100% that our health care system needs reform and adjustments. There are definitely gaps and problems within the system. However, we have the GREATEST system on Earth, hands down. The well-to-do in countries like England and Canada (you know, the places who already have government-run health care) fly HERE for basic to drastic medical needs. Why?

So, here is my problem with what is going on in DC regarding health care bills. First, the sheer mass of the bills. In the House of Representatives, over 1,800 pages. In the Senate, over 2,000 pages. How in the world, in a matter of a couple of weeks, can anyone in Congress know what in the world they are voting on? There is no way to completely understand the consequences of their actions, yet they forge through without regard for their careers, the American people, and the future of the nation.

One major issue I have with Obama and the Democrats' plan is that they claim the plan will be deficit neutral. How? By cutting billions of dollars in waste in Medicare, Medicaid, and other government-run programs. Really? You need to sign the check to spend that money before you have actually cut the waste? You need to pass a massive spending bill before you will act to cut waste? Why can't the government cut that waste now???

Next, is the issue of abortion. I am not for abortion. At no time. The only time I can see abortion as allowable is if there is a certainty that both the mother and child will die unless the pregnancy is aborted. If there is no other way to save the mother and the baby will not survive no matter what, then I can see the moral argument to abort. However, drive-thru abortions, abortions to cover for an affair or a one-night-stand, teens covering up their own stupidity, and other such birth-control related purposes are nothing short of murder. I believe in Pro-Choice. If you choose to have sex, you choose to live with the moral, ethical, emotional, and physical consequences.

That being said, Harry Reid will not stop until my tax dollars pay for abortions. I absolutely refuse to allow my tax dollars to be used to murder innocent babies. People like Planned Parenthood and their ilk are sick. Abortion is murder. Tax dollars to support this murder is a travesty, and it will be in the bill, despite any claims of an amendment included in the House.

Next, how can the government mandate you purchase an approved insurance program? Where in the US Constitution (you know, the founding document that defines the powers the government, the same document the Democrats routinely ignore and walk all over) does the federal government have the power to force individuals to purchase insurance? Obama promised that if you like your coverage and like your doctor, nothing will change. what defines government approved insurance coverage? Can anyone voting on this massive spending bill tell me that?

After that, no one has answered the question in a straight-forward manner: will the language in the final bill force jail-time for those individuals refusing to purchase insurance? Will there be jail time for business owners who will not/cannot afford to provide the mandated insurance for all employees? Jail for not being able to afford, or choosing not to purchase, insurance...yes or no? Still no answer on that.

Next, and most importantly from an economic standpoint, the forcing of ALL businesses to provide insurance to ALL employees. From the mom and pop store with 3 employees through Wal-Mart, every employee must be covered. Oh, yeah, this will drive down the unemployment rate. I am sure that Joe-Bob and Sally-Sue Jenkins and their Nickel and Dime Pop Shop will be able to pay their employees the ever-increasing minimum wage AND insurance, every employee from the retiree stocking the shelves 15 hours a week to the high school junior studying Chemistry in-between customers at the register. The pop shop will have to purchase insurance for their employees. Not just insurance, but government approved insurance. I am sure Joe-Bob and Sally-Sue can afford to run their business and purchase insurance for all of their employees. Yeah, small businesses won't be hurt at all. Employers can afford this program without cutting jobs, oh yeah.

This health care fiasco does nothing to lower costs, the deficit, or cover everyone as promised. It is just a massive power-grab and spending bill. The issues of sky-rocketing malpractice insurance, the frivolous lawsuits, and other wasteful and cost-driving issues are no where to be found on the agenda. REAL reform is ignored, and in its stead is a bunch of gobbledy-gook and spending.

So, for the people than bankrupted Medicare and Social Security, partially because they opened the check books for illegal immigrants that never paid into the system, they are about to take over 20% of the nation's economy. I am sure they won't screw THIS one up...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Sequels Are ALWAYS Better

Cue movie voice-over guy:

In a world where Congressional Districts the do not exist get millions in government spending...where $42,000 can save 5,700 jobs...where despite losing 3,000,000 jobs, we have still saved over 4,000,000 jobs...where facts, common sense, and real math take a backseat to spin and man lead a group of Senators and an entire nation to economic oblivion. Coming Spring 2010, to a government near you...from the makers of Omnibus, TARP, Cap and Tax, and Health System destruction...starring Barack Hussein Obama, mmm mmm mmm; Nancy "Crazy Eyes" Pelosi; Dingy Harry Reid; and introducing Senator Al is STIMULUS II...The End of The American Dollar.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Ed Freeman

Received in an email forward that is going around now:
You're a 19 year old kid. You're critically wounded and dying in the jungle in the Ia Drang Valley.
November 11, 1965.
LZ X-ray , Vietnam
Your infantry unit is outnumbered 8-1 and the enemy fire is so intense, from 100 or 200 yards away, that your own Infantry Commander has ordered the Medi-Vac helicopters to stop coming in.
You're lying there, listening to the enemy machine guns and you know you're not getting out. Your family is 1/2 way around the world, 12,000 miles away, and you'll never see them again.
As the world starts to fade in and out, you know this is the day.
Then - over the machine gun noise - you faintly hear that sound of a helicopter.
You look up to see an unarmed Huey. But ... it doesn't seem real because no Medi-Vac markings are on it.

Ed Freeman is coming for you.

He's not Medi-Vac so it's not his job, but he's flying his Huey down into the machine gun fire anyway. Even after the Medi-Vacs were ordered not to come, he's coming anyway.

And he drops it in and sits there in the machine gun fire, as they load 2 or 3 of you on board. Then he flies you up and out through the gunfire to the doctors and nurses.

And, he kept coming back! He made 13 more trips!!

He took about 30 of you and your buddies out who would never have gotten out.

Medal of Honor Recipient, Ed Freeman, died last Wednesday at the age of 80, in Boise, Idaho.

This email will claim that some celeb event covered up Ed Freeman's death in the media coverage. While this might have been true, we should get the date correct. Ed Freeman passed away in August 2008.

He died in August 2008, not around the same time as Chris Brown beating up Rhianna, nor around the same time that Michael Jackson died. He died at the ripe old age of 80. So, just to be clear, while I am sure in 2008, the media did not give this hero his due, there is no conspiracy or pop-icon overshadowing this event.

That being said, we need to address something about Ed Freeman.

Why did this man have to wait until 2001, to be awarded his Medal of Honor? Why am I only now, in a misleading email, learning about this man?

The tragedy is not that the media mismanaged their coverage of Freeman's death to cover some event in pop culture, the tragedy is that this man was a living Medal of Honor winner, and so few people knew about him.

In the midst of a tragic war fought half-heartedly by a hemming and hawing, indecisive President (sound familiar?), here was a man, ignoring danger and near-certain death to do what was right. Unlike so many of us here at home, he refused to abandon and leave behind our soldiers fighting and dying in Vietnam.

So many Americans, many of whom are sitting in Congress and even the White House now, abandoned, in spirit, word, or deed, our troops while in the midst of battle, both then and now. On November 14, 1965, Ed Freeman refused to leave our men behind, and he took action.

From 1965 until 2001, Freeman's 14 separate flights into the heavy firefight went virtually unnoticed and unheralded. He did not mind. Like so many of our soldiers not named John Kerry, he took great pride in his work in the military, and saw his heroism as nothing more than simply doing the right thing. Heroism on the battlefield to him was not something to brag about, to celebrate, or to be rewarded for; it was his duty.

Ed Freeman is a hero. The tragedy is that today, November 16, 2009, is the first time I have learned of his story. Ed Freeman is one of countless stories of heroism that go unnoticed and unappreciated by so many people in this country. It his very sacrifice, and the sacrifice of countless others, that provide the very freedoms that allow those to sit ungrateful and full of apathy.

So, today, when you bow your head to pray for your needs, wants, and desires, take a moment to thank God for men like Ed Freeman. Thank God for men and women who put their lives on the line to do what is right; to risk their lives for the lives of others. Thank God that you are a free person and able to pray without government persecution.

Ed Freeman is a hero. Please remember him and the thousands of other heroes that have protected us from foreign enemies.

Things That Are Annoying Me

While I usually aim for a targeted rant, the following will be a list of random, various issues that are particularly annoying or upsetting to me. Read, enjoy, and feel free to comment.

1) Everytime I watch one of those anti-cruelty ads on TV, whether it is Sarah McGlaughlin or anyone else, my heart hurts. Any human that does to animals what they show in those ads is a sick, sad, evil person. Yes, even Michael Vick, whose return to the NFL I supported only because he paid a hefty price and deserves a second chance at life. The fact still remains that he either is, or used to be, very sick and heartless. Anyone who is cruel to animals and causes the scars and injuries that these commercials show is someone that deserves prison time. It literally makes me fighting mad.

2) I think that we are far too understanding or forgiving to people that hurt children. Child molesters and child rapists are sick, twisted scum. Anyone that hurts a child is the lowest life form on Earth. As a Christian, I struggle with these types of people because I want to rid the world of their presence. Anyone that rapes or molests a child has no useful purpose on this planet. Their life is worthless. Yet there are those that are so worried about the molester's rights and treatment and forgiveness. There are just some things that are not forgivable. Hurting a child through rape or molestation is one of those unforgivable sins. Carl Lee Hailey is a hero.

3) I am so tired of minorities crying race everytime things do not get their way. I can't criticize President Obama without someone thinking I am a bigot and do not like him because he is black. I cannot speak out against illegal immigrants without being thought of as prejudice against Latinos. I am tired of every business having to kiss minority butt to avoid being called racist. Yes, I know racism exists. I know that some people hate people for no other reason that the color of their skin or their last name. However, asking the government to interveve on your behalf every time things do not go your way only further handicaps you and your people. If you work hard in school, work hard at your job, and become someone with valuable talents and experiences, you will get to wherever you want to go. But, if you are lazy and want everything handed to you because of things that happened 100 years ago, get the heck out of the way and stop your crying. Martin Luther King, Jr., wanted blacks to EARN the right to get what white people have, and not be given everything simply because life ain't fair. Dr. King would be disgusted with the plight of blacks today because blacks defeat themselves more than any racist boss could.

4) I am tired of the thought that the rich should pay for EVERYTHING. Tax the health care. Tax the roads. Tax the a water fountain in an unused park and name it after a Congressman or Congresswoman. There are just some things that people need to work for and buy themselves. The more you tax the rich, the less they buy and the less they hire. I have never gotten a job from a poor person. Poor people cannot put other people to work.

Let's say you have a mouse problem. You get a cat. Can you teach a cat to hunt mice if you trap and bring the dead mice to the cat? No. The cat will stop worrying about hunting because you take away the drive. Same applies to giving everything away to the poor. If you GIVE them everything they want and need, the desire to go get it is dissolved. The rich should not pay for everything. The poor sometimes needs to get off their laurels and go EARN it.

5) President Obama selects a general to head the war in Afghanistan. In the middle of the summer, Obama's appointed general tells Obama what he needs to win the war in Afghanistan. You know, the war that Obama supported winning throughout the campaign? So, here was are, four months later, Obama is bowing in Communist China and taking softball questions from hand-picked Communist Chinese students, and bowing to the Premier of Japan, and still no decision on whether Obama wants to win the war or not. Sometimes, when there is a life or death decision to be made, not making a decision is a decision. So, by not deciding, Obama is deciding to lose the war in Afghanistan. Thus, we have dropping troop morale in that war. So, Obama, thank you for your undying support of our military.

6) I am so tired of these bleeding heart morons who cry about free health care. Well, let me say this. You will get what you pay for. If you look at Medicare and Medicaid, as well as the VA medical system, they are all riddled with failures in service, fraud, unpaid doctors, and the government making decisions on life and death procedures and care. There are options for emergency care. If you break your leg, you will get treated. If you have cancer, there are organizations out there to help you. If the only place you can get insurance is a job you aren't happy at, well tough. Why do I have to suffer because you want me to buy your health care instead of you sucking it up and being a responsible adult? The government cannot handle ANYTHING efficiently. So, why am I going to have to deal with beauracratic nightmares so that you can have government insurance?


7) The Ft. Hood massacre was the work of one man...and he is something no one outside of Fox News Channel will say. Everyone is so afraid of saying the truth, it is sickening, sad, and dangerous. Malik Nadal Hasan is a MUSLIM EXTREMIST TERRORIST. He is all three. 1) MUSLIM. 2) EXTREMIST. 3) TERRORIST. He is not Christian, we know that because if a Christian killed someone, that is the first word of every paragraph of every report. Someone "thought" the man who killed an abortion doctor was a Christian right-wing extremist, and that is how he was labled. A Chrisitan right-wing extremist. Yet, they refuse to name the guy that kills 13 American soldier and wounds 31 more. They softly read his name, hoping that by not annunciating it, even coughing as they say it, they can avoid identifying him as a MUSLIM EXTREMIST. "*COUGH*Malik Nadal Hasan *COUGH* is the alleged shooter in the Ft. Hood massacre. He might have ties to some groups against America's war on Islam."


Just like Abdulhakim Muhammad, who shot and killed a US Army soldier at a recruiting station in Arkansas in June 2009, is a MUSLIM EXTREMIST.

I am so tired of the silence of the peace-loving Muslim community, much like I am so tired of the media covering up the religion and extremism of remorseless killers like Hasan and Muhammad. The fact that there isn't a more vocal anti-terrorism and anti-murderous faction of the Muslim community starts to make one wonder...maybe this whole religion of peace thing is just false advertising...

8) Trying the 9-11 terrorists in US Courts is a political sham. It is heartless. It is stupid. It will make a mockery of the CIA, Homeland Security, the US Military, and the Bush Administration. All reasons why the Obama Administration is so in support of the idea. Any time that they can take a shot at the CIA, the military, or Bush, you better believe that shot will be taken. It scares me to think what a liberal judge is going to do with this case. Are the confessions going to be thrown out because of a lack of Miranda Rights? Are these murderous terrorists going to be allowed media time to spew their hatred and filth? Are these murderous scum going to have access to all of the rights of the US Constitution, the very document they were trying to destroy with their attacks on the US?

This whole show is a sham and political ploy to unearth classified documents and information for public view. Part of that public includes international courts, who could, and likely would, use that information to indict the Bush administration. Something Obama knows would be politically dangerous to do on his own. However, if he uses the US Civilian Courts to open up the classified documents, the international courts have all the ammo they need to twist and attack Bush.

9) I am so tired of every liberal fool blaming Bush for everything that is wrong. Obama has NO ACCOUNTABILITY with these people. Bush supporters give Bush credit for the rights AND the wrongs his administration were responsible for. Obama does nothing wrong. If something doesn't work, it is because Bush screwed things up worse than we thought.

So, passing a stimulus on the promise of a peaking unemployment rate in early summer fails. It is because Bush messed up the economy worse than Obama thought. Hmmm...okay. Let's give you that. So, that means Obama is responsible for rushing to throw good money after bad in haste when he took office? No. Obama does not get blamed for acting without proper planning. He doesn't get blame for not properly assessing the situation before passing nearly $2,000,000,000,000 in spending in less than a month. Obama gets no blame from his side.

I am tired of the sheeple that walk behind Obama no matter what, no questions asked. These sheeple will walk straight off a cliff...and take a large portion of the country and world with them.

Ok, I feel better. My 10 rants are out. I will go to bed now.

About Me...And This Blog Site...

My name is David A. Ebert, the oldest of two siblings produced by my parents, Leah and David G. Ebert. We are all Republicans, but I take it a toke or two...well, closer to 10 tokes...further than my parents,

I am very much a Right Wing Conservative. I am a Reagan Conservative. I believe Americans, in general, are smarter than elected officials in Washington, DC. We should be more in charge than the Government.

We, as individuals and families, should have more responsibility over our own, hard-earned money and not send more and more and more taxes to the out-of-touch politicians. I believe the government is there to serve us, and not us to serve them.

I believe in America's greatness and that, overall, we are the most generous, forgiving, intelligent, and genuinely decent country in the world. I also believe that we are the most powerful nation in the history of the world, but do not use that power to hold over the collective heads of other nations.

I believe that low taxes, intelligent spending of those tax revenues, strong initiatives on defense and education, and small government influence on the day-to-day lives of Americans are some of the most important ideals related to how the US should be operated.I believe in the freedoms granted by the US Constitution. I believe that judges should uphold and interpret the laws as written in the US Constitution, and not refer to any foreign legislation to make their historic decisions.

I believe the First Amendment, as well as the entire Bill of Rights, are the most important laws this world has ever seen.

I believe abortion is WRONG. I believe that homosexuality is WRONG. I believe that allowing anyone to publicly debate the possibility of lowering the age of consent, especially for young boys to consent to older men, is a tragedy of morality. I believe that organizations like NAMBLA should be publicly shunned and not given a platform to spew their harmful and dangerous rhetoric.

I believe there is a sad lacking in the ability of our nation to appreciate and accept self responsibility. We, as a nation, blame daddy, racism, sexism, classism, mommy, the mean teacher, the mean little league coach, the loud mouthed uncle, the financial status of the neighborhood in which we grew up in, and a million and one other reasons why we do not succeed. How often do we, as a nation, take the blame for our own mistakes? How often do you hear someone accept responsibility for their own mistakes? How often?

I am conservative. I am worried about the future of the country and the planet, especially if O-BOMB-A or Billary Clinton make it to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. I will start posting my fears, my hopes, my ideas as they all relate to news and politics. I hope to open some eyes and change some opinions with my writings. Most of all, I hope you will read my words and be inspired to find the truth...and not rely on Chris Matthews or Keith Olberman or Katie Couric or Matt Lauer for your opinions. I hope you will break the mold and do something something that O-BOMB-A and Billary are afraid of you doing...


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