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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Obama "There are more important things than the birth certificate issue.....like my taping of Oprah"

Let me start by saying, I don't care one thing about the birth certificate controversy surrounding President Obama. I have always been in the camp that if there really had been something to see the Clintons would have found it long ago. Additionally, there are SO MANY important issues to focus on, this just distracts from the true discussion. However, I did find the egotism and hubris of our President in his press conference today completely insulting and so par for the course with this President.
Obama, appearing in the White House briefing room shortly after senior administration officials distributed the document to reporters, blasted the “sideshows and carnival barkers” who have pushed the birther conspiracy instead of focusing on important issues.

“We do not have time for this kind of silliness,” Obama said. “We've got better things to do. I've got better things to do.”

Obama said that “normally I would not comment on something like this.” But he said he was bothered that the bigger news stories were about his birthplace even after House Republicans released their budget and he gave his own speech about his plans for reducing the deficit.
Does anyone but me wonder why he doesn't get it? The reason people continue to focus on the "birther" issue and not his deficit plan is because people are desperate to get him out of office. They will turn to any remedy or sliver of hope that we will get our country back. They're not focusing on his deficit plan because it is horrible and doesn't focus on the things that must be done to get our economy back under control.

I can only assume that by better things to do, Obama means "go on Oprah" because that's where he went after the press conference today.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Media Bias through the years

Sean Hannity and The Media Research Center give us an interesting look at the bias in the lamestream media going back more than 20 years. It's an interesting look at the roots of bias-I found the take they had on Russia during it's darkest communist days especially telling.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Kidney Update: Now it's my turn.....let the fun begin!

(Previous entries: One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six)
If you would like to be tested to donate your kidney to me please call 314-362-5365 OR 800-633-9906 OPTION 2

It's been a while since I have had time to type out my update. You know how it is.....even sick people get distracted by their own lives.

I have been on dialysis for more than a month now. It's going mostly well. The fills can be uncomfortable-the prescription calls for a fill volume of about 1200, so it ends up feeling like I have eaten waayyy too much food. Uncomfortable, but tolerable. The drains are most of the time kind of painful. When I get in the wrong position it feels like a hundred little pinches. The problem is I am not use to being pinched on my insides, so it really is not fun. Anyway, all things considered it's going fine and for all the minor inconvenience I can only assume it is better than option 3.

I finally saw the doctor this past Wednesday for the first time since starting dialysis. I had done a 24 hour collection (yes, of pee....all of it. What comes out of me and what comes out of the machine.) and they took about 35 vials of blood two weeks before. At this visit she went over my "kinetics" with me-which is essentially all the measurements they took from my output and my blood. Things are look fine. I am still eliminating wastes through my own kidneys and obviously through dialysis, so while my creatinine is going up, (this simply means my over-all kidney function is getting worse) with the help of the dialysis I am getting what I need to stay away from option 3.

All of my other blood levels looked good. I have been taking my binders with meals-I take calcium acetate to keep the phosphorus levels down in my blood-and my high blood pressure meds to keep that whole deal under control. I am taking 3 of them at this time. She did change two things this last visit. One was my red blood cell count was getting pretty low again so I am back on on the Procrit shots every other week. The other thing they found was too much calcium waste in my blood so they put me on an active, prescription form of vitamin D. There is the worry of osteoporosis because of leeching calcium from my bones. This will guard against that. This makes my total daily prescriptions up to 5 per day and a shot every other week. Not too bad I guess. I hear it gets really crazy with pills once you get on the anti-rejection drugs after transplant. That's ok. No doubt it's worth it.

So I go Monday the 25th for all my testing. In order to qualify for a transplant I have to have a full battery of tests performed. I chose Barnes-Jewish as my transplant facility. On Monday I will arrive there at 7 am and leave sometime between 4 and 5 pm. I get to start out with some blood tests, chest x-ray and possibly an EKG. Next, I will get a Pulmonary Function Test. Later there is a Transplant Education Class, a Physician Interview (where the physicians will decide if they want to give me someones kidney) and finally a Social Work Consult where I will learn about how much all this is going to cost me, if I can afford it and what options are available to me for assistance. It will be a very full day.

Obviously I am a little worried. They won't give me a kidney if they find something else wrong with me. They won't give me a kidney if they think I can't afford the on-going treatment and drugs for the rest of my life. They won't give me a kidney if they think I will not take care of it. So, while getting a kidney is still my ultimate goal, this is but one more hurdle I must cross before I get one.

There will be a lot of information to absorb. I'm sure they are going to bombard me with facts and figures and leave me with even more questions, but hopefully I will feel better after a coule of days digesting it all. I will have to take notes or maybe I'll film some of the informational stuff, then I could watch it again and again if I need to.

Though I am going through my testing next Monday it will be no less than 2 weeks before I get word as to whether or not I have been approved. It may even be some longer because they often require further testing of candidates. But, as always, as soon as I know, you will know.

Thanks for keeping me company through this. It's nice to know you're there.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Your tax dollars at work in MA, telling teens how easy abortion is.

A taxpayer sponsored sex ed web site out of Massachusetts, MariaTalks.com, is getting hammered for their rosie promotion of abortion to teens. Receiving taxpayer funds to the tune of $100,000, Massachusetts is using this site to paint abortion as "easier than it sounds" and "more common than you think".
The commonwealth is using taxpayer money to tell kids how to get a secret abortion, and that’s wrong,' Linda Thayer, a former Boston schoolteacher who is vice president for educational affairs of Massachusetts Citizens for Life, told the Boston Herald.

This is a misuse of state funds, especially for parents who are taxpayers,' she added.
Thayer also blasted the website for 'deception by omission' for describing abortion as 'when the contents of the womb (uterus) are removed.'

The website features a fictional so-called hip teen called Maria, an 18 year old living in Boston, 'who got overwhelmed with all of the information about birth control and sex on the web.'

Maria describes abortion as a 'hot topic' which is 'more common than you might think.'

She goes on to say it is 'safe and effective, though some people may experience temporary discomfort.'
Yes, you may experience temporary discomfort once it becomes clear you have killed your child.

The site goes on to inform teens if they find themselves with an unwanted uterine growth and they don't want their parents to know, they need only go to a judge and viola'! court endorsed murder. And have no fear, when you get that weird feeling in the pit of your stomach, (you know, like when you break mom's favorite vase but blame it on the cat) if you feel uncomfortable skirting the law, Maria tells you people do it all the time.
I know it sounds crazy,' Maria said. 'This really can be done and young women do this all the time here in Massachusetts.'

The website then directs teens to Planned Parenthood, telling them the agency will either help them talk to parents or provide a lawyer to guide them through the judicial process.

Ahh, well there you go, Planned Parenthood is there for you kids. They will help you get a lawyer AND an abortion. It's one stop shopping.

The way this site talks about abortion to young teens, as though it is no big deal instead of the life altering decision it really is, is revolting. The fact that they do it with taxpayer funds should be criminal.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Face Punch Wednesday

NY Bureaucrats-In an effort to further regulate the fun out of everything, the legislature of New York has decided the kickball, dodgeball and freeze tag are among a list of kids games that now need oversight by government. According to the health department these games, and several other activities, have a 'significant risk of injury'. Yeah, they also have a significant risk of fun for the kids. Because you all carry a significant risk of being pansies 5 punches

USDA-In effort to enlarge the dependency state, the USDA is printing up fancy new fliers and doling out major moo-la to state and local governments, as well as “private non-profit organizations” so they can develop projects that “simplify SNAP application and eligibility systems." That is super awesome since the government dole for food stamps has only increased 50% over the last three years....I mean really 80-90% would be waaaayyyy better, no? For trying to enslave the chattering class until they lose the will to breathe on their own 10 punches.

The tax man-This one's for me alone.....simply the tax code. If I have to pay $500 to have my taxes done THERE IS A PROBLEM. 500 punches for $500 dollars.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

USDA spends $5 million to get more people on Food Stamps.

The latest publicly-financed campaign to boost the food-stamp rolls—officially known as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP—was announced this month by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the agency that administers it. The USDA is dedicating $5 million this year to “improve access to and increase participation in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.” The money will go to state and local governments as well as “private non-profit organizations” so they can develop projects that “simplify SNAP application and eligibility systems.” Officially, the USDA is referring to the multi million-dollar plan as “process improvement efforts” that can simplify the application process and raise the amount of beneficiaries from the current 44 million who already get the handouts. Those who may oppose this sort of government expenditure amid a record $14 trillion deficit should first consider the words of Obama’s Agriculture Secretary, Tom Vilsack. He claims that increasing the number of food-stamp recipients actually helps the economy, strengthens communities and creates jobs. The USDA even cites some unknown “research” that shows every $5 in new food-stamp benefits actually generates as much as $9 in economic activity. The source of the research was not cited in the USDA press release announcing the $5 million investment to expand the program.

I'd like to actually see that research, Tom.

NY bureaucrats overreach, claim Freeze Tag & Kickball are 'dangerous'

In an effort to intrude into summer camp, under the pretext that they are not regulated enough by government, the Health Department of New York has created a list of dangerous games-including Freeze Tag, Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball, labeling them as having a "significant risk of injury". Any camp offering two or more organized recreational activities - with even just one of them on the risky list - is deemed a summer camp and subject to state regulation.

ALBANY - State bureaucrats have identified a potentially deadly hazard facing our children this summer - freeze tag.
That's right, officials have decided the age-old street game - along with Wiffle Ball, kickball and dodgeball - poses a "significant risk of injury."
And classics like Capture the Flag, Steal the Bacon and Red Rover are also deemed dangerous in new state regulations for day camps.
"It looks like Albany bureaucrats are looking for kids to just sit in a corner in a house all day and not be outside," said state Sen. Patty Ritchie (R-St. Lawrence County).

"I don't think Wiffle Ball is a dangerous sport."

The Health Department created a list of supposedly risky recreational activities - which also includes more perilous pursuits like archery, scuba and horseback riding - in response to a state law passed in 2009.
The law sought to close a loophole that legislators said allowed too many indoor camp programs to operate without oversight.
Under the new rules, any program that offers two or more organized recreational activities - with at least one of them on the risky list - is deemed a summer camp and subject to state regulation.
Ritchie said the regulations could cripple small recreational programs, forcing them to pay a $200 fee to register as a summer camp and provide medical staff.

Personally I think it is far more likely that these bureaucrats are at a significant risk of being pansies, more than there being any real danger to children. No doubt there are plenty of scraped knees and minor bruises in some of these games, but isn't that what being a kid is all about? Good god, some of my best scars are also my dearest memories from childhood. How would I have learned what it was like to get the breath knocked out of you if not for tag? To what do I owe my love of sports if not for being a natural at kickball and dodgeball as a youngster? These games made me tough, competitive and above all, taught me the joys of playing. They made me a kid.

While there is potential for serious injury just walking down the street, that is no reason to stop doing it or to regulate it to the point of being ludicris. The bureaucrats complain as our youth get fatter, claiming it is somehow the chips making them that way, yet at every turn they attempt to regulate the fun out of childhood.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Rep. Louise Slaughter LIES to women about proposed GOP H.R. 3

In a speech Wednesday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., at a “Stand Up for Women’s Health” rally Rep. Slaughter claimed the proposed GOP H.R. 3 “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” (it would make the Hyde Amendment restrictions on federal funding of abortion permanent and would also prohibit people from taking tax deductions for payments made for abortions except in the same circumstances) would require women to "keep a receipt" if you had an abortion and wanted to deduct it from your taxes.
“You are allowed to have an abortion if you have been raped or it’s a matter of incest,” said Slaughter. “However, you have to keep a receipt. Did you know that? It’s sort of like an old German Nazi movie. Show me your papers!”
Unfortunately for Ms. Slaughter there is no such requirement or wording in the bill. This is just more hyperbole by a left-wing lunatic.

At this rally, sponsored by the National Organization for Women, NARAL and Planned Parenthood, she also went on to say the newly elected GOP majority was there to kill women.
“This is probably one of the worst times we’ve seen because the numbers of people elected to Congress. I went through this as co-chair of the arts caucus," Slaughter said. "In ’94 people were elected simply to come here to kill the National Endowment for the Arts. Now they’re here to kill women.”
Interesting, so the next 100 women that are murdered are her responsibility right? Isn't she inciting violence with those words?

Obama "The economy sucks. You don't have a job. Take on a car payment!"

In a move of utter brilliance:
The economy is a disaster; unemployment has done nothing but go UP the last two years; people are losing their homes left and right and what is the solution to out of control gas prices? Obama proposes those same folks go out and buy a new car from GM or Ford or Chrysler to relieve their pain.

That's right....President Obama wants you to run your household exactly like the Federal Government runs things. Go out and spend borrowed money you don't have. Brilliant.

While promoting this absurd idea, he throws out another straw-man:
Addressing the questioner, Obama conceded, “None of that is going to help you this week, though. So, like I said, if you’re getting eight miles a gallon you may want to think about a trade-in. You can get a great deal. I promise you, GM or Ford or Chrysler, they’re going to be happy to give you a deal on something that gets you better gas mileage.”
Who the hell is still getting 8 miles to the gallon? Even 20 years ago fuel efficiently standards were much higher than that. Obviously this is just another attempt at pushing the false agenda of the Green Energy boondoggle Obama hopes to create.

Jesse Ventura needs to pull his skirt hem down, his crazy is showing again....

Seriously.....what the hell is he going on about now??? The government controls the weather????

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Face Punch Wednesday

Nancy Pelosi-San Fran Nan today said of Paul Ryans new budget "The #GOP Ryan budget is a path to poverty for America's seniors & children and a road to riches for big oil" Of course it should come as no surprise Nancy would say that.....we all learned in accounting classes the way to save money and pay off debt is to live beyond your means and borrow like there is no tomorrow. Funny enough this comes from the same woman who was in charge when the Congress failed to pass a budget, which was required of her. For forgetting that we must pass the bill before we can criticize all it's shortcomings 10 punches.

Lindsay Graham: This week on Face the Nation Lindsey was discussing the terrible, violent reaction in Afghanistan to the burning of a Quran by Christian nutjob Terry Jones. During the exchange Graham said "Freedom of speech is a great idea but we’re in a war".......WTF? Let me get this straight, because of the actions of horrible, violent terrorists we, the American people should lose our right to free speech. There is no doubt what Jones did was stupid and unnecessary-I will add him to the list as needing a good punching, but Mr. Graham needs to get his priorities straight. You don't punish Americans for the acts of Afghanies. For having no sense of what the real problem is or how to actually fix it 8 punches.

Jesse Jackson- At a rally a few weeks ago during the union protests against cutting back on government spending in the bankrupt state of Wisconsin, Jessie Jackson spoke to a large crowd outside the Capitol. He proclaimed of their struggle "This is a Martin Luther King moment!" He then went on to say "This is where it’s at. This is the epicenter of the struggle for America’s future. " and "Labor rights are civil rights! Labor rights are human rights!” Yes, soaking the American taxpayer for all they are worth and then demanding more with no end in sight is exactly like being hung from a tree only because of the color of your skin. Because you always get on this list for being a race baiting idiot 10 punches.

Friday, April 1, 2011

4 Missouri Senators reject further prostitution by the Federal government.

Last week we had four State Senators stand up to the political machine, the federal government and the Democratic Governor in our state, filibustering a bill giving Missouri stimulus funds the government doesn't have that would have extended unemployment benefits from 79 weeks (a YEAR AND A HALF) up to 99 weeks. (5 weeks short of TWO YEARS) The media in our state has portrayed this move as cruelty to the unemployed. Unfortunately they are not reporting the whole story.

Senators Nieves, Lembke, Kraus and Schaaf do not wish to further prostitute our State to the federal government in exchange for money that comes with strings. Further, it is clear our government does not have this money to give to the states, so they will either have to print it or borrow it, further indebting us to China. Neither of these options is acceptable to these brave, staunchly conservative Senators. This move makes Missouri was the first state to reject this type of federal funding. Perhaps other states should follow suit.

The fact is the four Senators even scheduled a meeting with Governor Jay Nixon to try to work out a deal. They approached the Governor with a plan to drop a bill full of wasteful spending and special interest projects, including $170 million for weatherization, $22 million for a high speed rail study, and $100,000 for aquaculture fisheries. Not only did the Governor not have the decency to meet with them in person, he sent his lackey instead, but said lackey refused to drop this wasteful spending and stormed out of the meeting. The only compromise the Governors office was interested in was a tit-for-tat measure, they would give up an amount equal to the unemployment benefits, but no more. In a time when every dime we spend is sending our childrens future farther and farther down the rabbit hole, I can certainly see the importance of spending $22 million on a High Speed Rail STUDY..........

There must be a limit to extending unemployment benefits. We cannot continue to subsidize those that are not working. While it may seem hard hearted, you must ask When is enough, enough? Two years is long enough to move to a different field of work. Two years will earn you an Associates degree. Two years is a year and a half too long........Why should I continue to work so hard everyday, barely making it myself, living with the burden of mounting medical bills and taking care of my own kids while they sit at home and collect my tax dollars?

Finally, while the local paper wastes time on a non-story about our Lt. Governor and how he has legally spent money on travel (as proven by TWO state audits) no one is talking about how the Governor who cares more about pet projects (a union giveaway?????) than he does about the poor, permanently unemployed people in our state.

Go figure...