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Obama finally runs out of people to blame

“….it’s, it’s, it’s Michelle, Malia and Sasha’s fault … “

On CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday show, Jessica Yellin said she interviewed Obama for a forthcoming documentary and asked him why he did not do more outreach to Republicans in the beginning of his term to bridge the divides Obama often rails against.
Yellin said Obama told her one of the reasons he did not was because he wanted to spend more time at home with his kids and family.
“He was trying to spend some time at home with his family in the evenings and on the weekends,” Yellin said.
Yellin noted Obama suggested things may be different in the second term when his kids are older.
“If this was such a priority, why didn’t he do it?,” Yellin asked. “You can carve out one night a week to go out and socialize and reach across the aisle.”

It’s. Never. His. Fault.

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Experience…Waking the Giant: A Letter to a Representative, shared by a friend.

To get you in the mood….as this always stirs my patriotic heart….have you written your congressman today?

I hear my friend sing, how about you ?! This is a copy of a letter my friend wrote that went to MY Rep, I hope you’re as lucky in your CD 🙂 Get inspired and share with your friends too…..

I am writing to you with great concern as I watch the Obama Administration embark on a course of action that I believe will erode our freedoms, weaken our national security and bankrupt the nation both financially and morally. My concern is compounded knowing that the 111th Congress has lost sight of the fact that they work for us (I am reminded of what 111 means in bowling).

The Executive Branch is attempting to become more powerful than it has ever been, or designed to be. The President is surrounding himself with people of questionable backgrounds who have clearly made alarming statements that confirm their dangerous beliefs. Some are admitted Socialists, some are Marxists, most are Anti-Capitalists and a few have absolutely no regard for the sanctity of life young or old. These so-called Czars have an agenda that is frightening not only to me but also to every one of my friends. I find it hard to believe that this blatant attempt to empower the Executive Branch and upset the balance of power has not been openly challenged by you or any of your colleges. This should be an enormous “red flag,” one that needs to be put at half mast.

I am totally against the President’s attempt to ramrod bills such as Healthcare, Cap and Trade and a Stimulus package down our throats. Obviously the Stimulus Package has done nothing to lessen the increasing unemployment or stop the perceived recession. Where are these “shovel-ready” projects? What his unbridled spending will do is cause a deficit that will bankrupt the country. What happened to the Democrat’s mantra that was parroted by every Democrat each time the Republicans wanted to do something constructive, namely, “how are you going to pay for it?” Now, through the Attorney General, the President is embarking on an investigation into the CIA that will surely destroy morale and weaken our National Security. It is quite obvious that this particular move is politically motivated and designed to draw our attention away from the real issues the President has with the Healthcare Bill. No one would argue with the fact that Healthcare needs reform, but the reform it needs should not include coverage to the nearly twelve million illegal aliens that use over $300B dollars a year of our tax dollars. Their contribution of an estimated $5B dollars in taxes is pale in comparison. Healthcare reform should include:

Tort Reform. Many Lawsuits are generated as a result of mistakes made by Interns and Resident doctors who are working 36-hour shifts trying to meet the demands of an already over-burdened healthcare system. And the President wants to add 47M people.

Competition. There needs to be competition across State lines. The American Public should be able to get Insurance coverage wherever they can find it, and at competitive costs.

Fraud. The Healthcare system is infected with fraud. One example that is all too common results when Doctors in the same clinic stick their head in the door and saying hello. Their unannounced and unnecessary visit ends up on the bill. The false charges in Medicare bills are notorious.

Nuisance Fee. There ought to be a nuisance fee every time anyone visits a doctor’s office or clinic, and for any reason. All too many people go to the doctor when they don’t need to be there. Twenty-five to fifty dollars out of pocket for each visit would certainly help to relieve an already overburdened system.

Exemptions. If a young healthy individual doesn’t want coverage let them sign a waiver. If, for some reason, they need an expensive procedure or operation then provide a low interest government loan similar to the education loans.

Non-Exemptions. All politicians SHALL be required to use the Health Plan they pass. The plan shall not include any special provisions or wording that would allow the politicians to have any type of health coverage not offered to every citizen.

Single Payer. The idea that the Government could possibly run an effective and efficient healthcare program is ludicrous. I will gladly support it when the Post Office shows a profit.

Diet and exercise. Bring “dodge ball” back. Healthcare is not a short-term fix. It needs to start at a young age. Exercise and proper nutrition needs to be taught at an early age.

It amazes me that so few of our political leaders have read the Healthcare Bill. It even amazes me more that they would admit that they haven’t read it (what was Rep. John Conyers thinking?) I hope that you are not one of them.

Although my communication has focused mainly on the Healthcare Issue I am equally concerned with:

The negative effects that will result if Cap and Trade is passed.

The Government’s refusal to capitalizing on our vast Oil and Natural Gas reserves, especially since the President recently gave Brazil $2B dollars toward off-shore drilling (I guess it is okay if we export the “so-called” negative impact on the environment. Isn’t that like swimming in the non-peeing end of the pool?)

Continued funding of a space program that has met its purpose. What could we possibly gain from going to Mars? The funds and people associated with the space program could be employed to explore ways of neutralizing nuclear waste and perfecting the ability to burn coal cleanly.

Our lack of refining capability. I believe there has not been an oil refinery built in the United States since the early 1970’s.

The insolvency of the Social Security System. When Chancellor Bismarck created the retirement system in Germany the average life expectancy was 67 years. We adopted the same system using statistics from the 1860’s. Obviously the easy fix would be to raise the age of initial eligibility to at least 70.

The lack of any bi-partisan cooperation in both the House and Senate. It is easy to say during the campaign. Neither party has ever delivered.

The whole issue of Globalization. I could care less if the rest of the world eats, drinks or is merry. And I certainly could care less if they like us. I want them to respect us.

The preoccupation with the “Separation of Church and State”. Read both paragraphs of Thomas Jefferson’s letter to Danbury. Only a fool would come to a conclusion that this country wasn’t founded by men with strong Christian principles. Have you ever read the inscriptions on the buildings and monuments in Washington, DC? You take out the Ten Commandments and then wonder why some kid kills his classmates. Take a good hard look at the educational statistics in this country after prayer was taken out of the school environment.

The abortion of nearly fifty million innocent babies. The fact that we have lost so many potential tax payers is only exceeded by the unconscionable moral decay that will undoubtedly destroy America.

As you continue to represent the state of Virginia I hope that you will not forget your pledge to uphold the Constitution as it is written. I have been to many countries and none can compare with the United States of America. Don’t let us become a third world Socialist nation. You may not be convinced that there is an underling grass roots movement that could affect the next round of elections, but let me assure you that there definitely is. The “tea parties” are only the beginning. I may not be able to convince you, but quite frankly I don’t have to. The only thing I have to do is convince just one Democrat.

One Democrat. Priceless 🙂

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“Operation Zero” and a shout out to Helen Thomas!

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Oh, it’s worth the trouble !

H/T iOwntheworld

On a related note, Hot Air’s Allahpundit points out, with video, how Helen Thomas hammers Gibbs over Obama’s phony town hall

As a commenter summed it up:

Helen was jumping ugly with Gibbs.

Blue on blue, indeed 🙂

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iOWNTHEWORLD’S “TGIT” – The Obamas Step Out

Click on image to enlarge ! It’s worth the clicky 🙂 Enjoy the date night flight ! (Uh Oh, you know more of these are coming)

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Kudos to iOWNTHEWORLD

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I survived the Obama’s NYC/Broadway “date night” !

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Unfortunately, I wasted a good rant at Not Your Sweetie’s blog, but she had the NYC tabloid covers up and I couldn’t control myself. I was there on that “magical” night. And it sucked taxes and lost revenue for those establishments who depend on post theater patrons for their desserts and drinkies before they head back to their hotels/outer boroughs after the commoners version of “date night”. If they could get out of their garage….they were on lockdown too.

Here’s my rant:

DeniseVB
June 1, 2009 at 4:44 pm
Just got back from NYC….my hotel was next door to that theater! Of course the street was on lockdown, with sand trucks blocking 6th ave and Times Square. Also lined with NYPD and SS, bomb trucks, police cars AND snipers on the roofs of all the buildings near the theater.

I was getting back from the South Street Seaport, but allowed to go to my hotel when I showed the NYPD my key. Several guests where standing out front, so I stood with them to “catch the action”. As soon as the “word” was issued they were on their way out of the theater, we were shoved back into the hotel lobby and the doors locked and blocked with baggage carts. The drapes were drawn shut. Phftttt. So I ran out the back door, up 45th to 6th (passing several thousand cops!) I was told to keep moving, don’t stand still. So I did and whipped around to 44th, showed them my key at that end and moved down the sidewalk across from the theater. Very slow (I even added a limp). Still no O sighting. Sigh. Though noticed people locked in the bars (darn their luck, eh?) So I walked up and down the sidewalk with a bunch of people who had the same idea. For another half hour. (My dogs were barking, I’d been walking all day). They finally shut down the sidewalk and my group was shoved up to 6th ave in time for the dozen or so motorcycles to rev up to lead the leader back to the heliport. Saw the top of his car, which seemed to go from 0-60 in a matter of seconds. A blink. President of the People, riiiiight.

So yes, date night probably cost us about a cool mil when you think of the NYPD payroll and vehicles tied up for blocks, maybe miles (he grabbed his ride at Wall Street and that route was closed to traffic).

Not to mention the bars and restaurants closed to post-theater patrons all around Times Square. There was some lost revenue for sure.

I’ll give him and MO their date nights, but at what cost is it worth it to taxpayers? Why didn’t he take her to see Ragtime at the Kennedy Center last month? Great play with that inspirational “black” history edge? And as good as any Broadway show I’ve seen.

Don’t get me wrong, I do respect the President and First Lady’s private life, but when it infringes on ME, I get mad. Also, after the taxpayers’ numbers are crunched, would it have been cheaper to move Joe Wilson’s Come and Gone to the White House? Better yet, a run at the Kennedy Center?

Are the Obamas out of touch, or am I ? Love that Hot Air’s covering this too 🙂

td notices he did keep his campaign promise to someone !

The foreign press was not quite as “slobbery” as the U.S. media. JFK was shutdown leaving many planes circling and idling on the tarmac. Cha-ching.

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Obama Wonka White House cancels tour for 100 kindergarteners, no Golden Tickets!

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As the mom of 3 former kindergartners, and currently, grandma of twin kindergarteners, I’m going to try to keep my outrage in prospective. Though, I have to wonder why a WH Tour is on a kindergarten field trip calendar? Were they invited? Afterall, one of FLOTUS’s pet causes is her concern for military families, and Stafford County is pretty much a Quantico Marine Base suburb and the National Zoo would have been so much cooler for the kids. But, the damage is done, as are the damaging Obama headlines. American blood follows, not everything in DC can run on time, but it doesn’t have to be so freaking disappointing !

I like the UK’s Daily Mail headline better:

Sobbing five-year-olds snubbed at White House because they were late to see Obama

Stafford, Va to DC is normally a 30 minute shoot into the District, at least when I used to live there before I-95 and beltways, too many years ago. Now, even with high tech highways, I’m sure it’s much longer. One fender bender or a 200 yard lane repair closure could make it even longer. Sometimes days 🙂

The sketchy WH Said-Parents Said details are at the link, but I’ll choose sides with kindergarteners, it’s a no brainer because Steelers fans vote, right?

Not everybody in DC are assholes, like the buffoon staffers at the WH, and I think the staffer who made this “executive decision” should join his cube-rat-mate who made the AF1 Photo-Op decision on the unemployment line. But I digress.

A couple of years ago my husband set up a reunion and tour of The National Vietnam Memorial Wall for his Vietnam company, some who were physically and PTSD challenged. Unfortunately the tour bus company he hired went bankrupt….the day of the scheduled tour. Oh, and they found out when the buses didn’t show up! You can say they were stranded in Fredericksburg and up the river without a paddle. Long story short and thanks to the wonderful staff at the Country Inn buses were sent down from the DC area to pick them up and get them to The Wall. Which took another 2 hours because it put them in rush hour traffic. Okay, by this time they were about 6 hours late for their Official Tour with the National Parks volunteer who was to give them the VIP treatment they give all Vietnam veteran groups. She was there to greet them. Not only that, the “Rescue Tour Bus Company” (and I’m sorry I don’t remember the name) made an unscheduled stop at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Arlington on the way back to reunion hotel in Fredericksburg.

Hey kids, Welcome to the Obama Wonka White House Tour:

….if you’re lucky !

Update:

Stafford School System’s Response Statement regarding Conway Elementary School’s Visit to White House:

Stafford County Public Schools and Conway Elementary School appreciate the efforts of the White House staff on behalf of the kindergarten field trip to the White House yesterday (May 21). The kindergarten teachers and school staff planned the outing and knew ahead of time that if the group arrived late, they would not be able to tour the White House. The school’s White House contact and the White House staff made every effort to accommodate the visit and extended the arrival time as long as they possibly could.

The school principal, Roxie Cooper, and the kindergarten teachers made adjustments in the educational components of the trip and took the opportunity to teach the children about life’s disappointments. The classes discussed that sometimes in life things do not go as planned and we make adjustments. “Even though the schedule changed, the learning continued,” said School principal, Roxie Cooper.

“We commend our kindergarten students and the many chaperones that showed resilience and positive attitudes,” continued Ms. Cooper. The White House has been in contact with the school administration regarding the possibility of rescheduling the tour and has been extremely supportive of the Conway Cougars visit.

– Valerie Cottongim, Public Information Officer

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Snort…Giggle…PBO said “Hiney”, which is PC now for Swine Flu?

Yes, 1t’s now the “H1N1” Flu, the Sw1ne word is too offens1ve for the Obama Adm1n1strat1on ?

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H1N1 Flu

Sorry, it’s my obsession with figuring out words on van1ty l1cense plates. That is, when when the numeral “1” can be used as an “i” or an “e” depending on the look, phonetic result at sounding it out or bad spellers who apply for these plates. Or a11, like me 🙂

According to Jake Tapper at ABC News :

Obama Administration: Out With the ‘Swine,’ In With the ‘H1N1 Virus’
April 29, 2009 8:25 AM

In the Oval Office last night as Health and Human Service Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in, President Obama said, “we wanted to swear her in right away because we’ve got a significant public health challenge that requires her immediate attention, and that is the H1N1 flu outbreak.”

“H1N1”?

Well, yes. That’s the virus subtype the world is dealing with here.

Huh? Not “swine flu”?

There’s more. Unfortunately. Stay well, whatever you call it 🙂

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