Five Thoughts Until Midnight

We were all feeling a bit better today, which is a relief after the week we’ve had around here. No piggy tails though, which is even better.

Thought #1

As I stated a couple nights ago, if President Bush was responsible for the shortage of seasonal flu vaccine a couple years ago, then why isn’t mainstream media asking the same questions or making the same accusations against Barack Obama?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced last week that production of the vaccine is slower than expected. While the CDC had hoped for 40 million doses by the end of October, the real numbers will be about 30 million doses because of manufacturing delays, said Dr. Anne Schuchat, CDC’s director of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases.

Could the CDC have been guessing the actual number of swine flu cases rather than reporting the true numbers? It sure sounds like it to me.

Thought #2

For the past several month, while following the health care debate, I have heard many accusations about “profiteering” at health insurance companies. We are told, almost continuously, by the mainstream media that the insurance companies are evil, that they are raking in tons of money while “bodies pile up”.

Well, someone in the media (at the Associated Press no less), did some homework, and it seems those corrupt insurance companies aren’t quite as corrupt as Democrats and their allies would like us to believe.

Health insurance profit margins typically run about 6 percent, give or take a point or two. That’s anemic compared with other forms of insurance and a broad array of industries, even some beleaguered ones.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said she was pleased they will be talking about the “immoral” profits made by the insurance industry.

She actually called insurance companies immoral for making a 6% profit margin while railroads brought in 12.6 percent, network and communications equipment makers raked in 20.4 percent, and Tupperware brought in 7.5%. Clorox, Molson Coors Brewing, and Yum Brands (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) all brought in more than 8 percent profits.

Shame on those insurance companies for attempting to stay in business. Nanny State Nancy will have none of that!!!

On a quick sidenote, isn’t it ironic? Railroads brought in 12.6% yet Amtrak loses money every year. The same people who run Amtrak, the Post Office, Social Security, and the IRS want to control your health care. Does this make sense, morally or economically?

When has the government made anything more cost efficient, competitive, or affordable? Which brings me to my next thought.

Thought #3

It looks like Nanny State Nancy and her gang of thugs are going to try and re-brand the term “public option” by calling it the “consumer option” or the “competitive option”, both of which are oxymorons much like Nanny State Nancy herself.

We already have a consumer option, it’s called the free market, and there is no competitive option when it comes to government controlling anything. Think Amtrak, the Postal Service, Social Security, and the IRS.

Thought #3

Why is the presidential pooch eating veal? Who’s paying for that?

Bo, a Portuguese water dog, feasted on a cake shaped like a dog house that was made out of veal.

I wonder if the millions of people out work, who have exhausted all of their unemployment benefits would like to feast on veal? I bet they could care less about the presidential pooch. I bet they would just like to be working again. Maybe we could focus on actually creating jobs for a while?

Thought #4

There is speculation that the health care bill being negotiated behind closed doors in the Senate could quadruple the payroll tax, and Harry Reid announced today that the Senate version of the bill will indeed contain a “public option”.

Wonderful.

Thought #5

And finally… There is a war raging in New York’s 23rd House District. I am not going to link to any of the hoopla directly because, frankly, I’m sick of it all.

For those of you who don’t follow politics too closely, there is a Republican candidate running who seems to be farther left than many Democrats. An independent who just happens to be conservative is also running for the seat. Many prominent politicians are supporting the independent candidate, while some more “stalwart” Republicans, like Newt Gingrich, are supporting the local party (which backs the RINO).

As an independent conservative, you know who I would be backing, that is, if I lived in NY 23. But I don’t, and neither do any of those prominent politicians backing the candidates and trying to throw their weight around up there in New York.

I live in the 11th District of Georgia, and when it comes to voting in my local elections, I vote for the candidate I think will do the best job, regardless of party, regardless of what other politicians on the national stage might think.

I vote for the best candidate, I vote my concious, I don’t care about party affiliation. I care about what’s best for my family, my community, and my country. Therein lies the reason why I am not a registered member of either party. If I had a letter after my name it would be (I).

(I) vote for the people who will best represent my family in Congress.

(I) vote my concious when it comes to the important questions facing me.

(I) vote for the people who will put our country first, rather than their interests, their wallets, or their egos.

Anyone who votes a straight ticket just to vote for all the (R) or (D) candidates on the ballet is doing more harm than good. Believe it or not, not all Democrats are liberal, and not all Republicans are conservative. It’s time to put country above party, and anyone who thinks otherwise needs an (M), for moron, after their name.

Praise, Priorities, Possibilities, And Perversion

Thought #1

I happened across a video this afternoon that caught me off guard. After watching it, all I could think of was Exodus 20:3 which states, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”

In the first half of the video it sure sounds like they are saying “Obama”, and if so, they have a real problem as Christians, don’t they?

“Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;” — Deuteronomy 11:16

Thought #2

I found another video today too. Well, I didn’t find it, it was sent to me on Facebook, but I’ll pass it on here, because you know, I’m cool like that.

Who knew Karl Marx was a stoner dude?

Thought #3

Last week, I found it amazing what the President has time for. He hasn’t found the time to pay attention to the ACORN news and he hasn’t commented on the Van Jones resignation, but he certainly had enough time to tell us all what a jackass Kanye West was.

This week isn’t much better as he prepares to jet off to Copenhagen to support Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Olympics, while the commander of our forces in Afghanistan sits and waits to discuss the war with the President.

Bush spoke with his commanders at least once every week. Obama has now gone nearly two and a half months without a single meeting or conversation with General McChrystal.

It seems to me that President Obama need to work on priorities.

Thought #4

It’s no secret, the Democrats control it all right now. They control the White House, they control the U.S. House and they control the U.S. Senate. Twice, today alone, they failed to insert the public option into the health care legislation that’s taking shape in the Senate.

The two votes marked a victory for Montana Democrat Max Baucus, the Senate Finance Committee chairman, who is hoping to push his middle-of-the-road measure through the panel by week’s end. It also kept alive the possibility that at least one Republican may yet swing behind the overhaul, a key goal of both Baucus and the White House.

Democrats killed the public option in order to keep the possibility of a compromise alive. The five key words being, “Democrats killed the public option”. Don’t they know that throwing themselves on their own swords is not the path to victory?

Thought #5

Whoopi Goldberg is a moron. Earlier today, on The View, she said Roman Polanski “was not charged with ‘rape rape'”. Sorry Whoopi, you’re wrong, he was.

In 1977, Roman Polanski was charged with:

  • rape by use of drugs
  • perversion
  • sodomy
  • lewd and lascivious act upon a child under 14
  • furnishing a controlled substance (methaqualone) to a minor

He pled down to a lesser charge of unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor (aka statuatory rape) but he was charged with “rape rape”. What adult in their right mind would defend an admitted sexual offender claiming that forcing a 13 year old girl to have sex was not rape?

He pled guilty to the crime and then he fled the country to avoid sentencing. Nothing that has happened since 1977, whether it be the release of movies he made, nor statements made by the victim in the case that change the fact that he is an admitted sexual offender who has still not paid the penalty for his crime.

If Roman Polanski was a Roman Catholic priest, the public, including the self-righteous elite in Hollywood, would be calling for his extradition to the United States and that justice be served. Because this case involves Roman Polanski, the famous director, producer, writer, and actor, there seems to be a different set of legal standards that Hollywood thinks should apply.

Debra Winger says, “We hope today this latest (arrest) order will be dropped. It is based on a three-decades-old case that is dead but for minor technicalities. We stand by him and await his release and his next masterpiece.

A case that is dead but for minor technicalities? Failure to appear is not a minor technicality. What an ass.

There is no statute of limitation for sex crimes you have already been convicted of committing. He pled guilty to the crime, and he should do the time. The time, by the way, would most likely have been probation, but he fled the country like a coward. He fled the country because he was scared that he might be sent to prison. He fled the country because he wasn’t man enough to stand up and be held accountable for what he had done.

More than 100 people in the film community have signed a petition demanding Roman Polanski’s release. Let’s look at a few of the people who condone the release of an admitted sex offender before he’s even served a day of time for his offense.

Woody Allen, the American film director, screenwriter, actor, comedian, writer, musician, and playwright who had a romantic relationship with the girl he raised as a daughter, but never adopted, from the age of 7. In 1997, he married that daughter, Soon-Yi Previn.

Monica Bellucci, the Italian actress and fashion model. She has appeared in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Brotherhood of the Wolf, The Matrix Reloaded, The Matrix Revolutions, and The Passion of the Christ.

John Landis, the American film director, screenwriter, actor, and producer. He directed films such as Kentucky Fried Movie, National Lampoon’s Animal House, An American Werewolf in London, Trading Places, Coming To America, and the first segment of Twilight Zone: The Movie. Myca Dinh Le and Renee Shin-Yi Chen were child actors who were killed in an accident involving an out of control helicopter during the filming of The Twilight Zone. Landis was reprimanded for circumventing California’s child labor laws in hiring those children.

David Lynch, the American filmmaker and visual artist. He has directed The Elephant Man, Blue Velvet, and Mulholland Drive. You may also remember his television series, Twin Peaks.

Michael Mann, the American film director, screenwriter, and producer. He has directed L.A. Takedown, The Last Of The Mohicans, Heat, The Insider, and Ali.

and finally, one of the most significant and influential American filmmaker of his era,

Martin Scorcese, the American film director, screenwriter, producer, actor, and film historian. He directed Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, Goodfellas, Casino, and The Aviator.

Let’s get one thing clear. Roman Polanski raped a child. Got it? Roman Polanski raped a child. There is no changing that fact, there is no debate. He pled guilty to a lesser charge, but the fact remains, Roman Polanski raped a child.

By signing that petition, Woody Allen, Monica Bellucci, John Landis, David Lynch, Michael Mann, Martin Scorcese and every person who signed it all admit publicly that they condone the rape of children. It’s clear that in showing their support for Roman Polanski, they feel that the Hollywood elite think they are exempt from the laws of our nation which are designed to protect those same children, including theirs.

Way to go Hollywood! You had a chance to stand up as a group and make a statement. Too bad that statement amounted to nothing more than support of a convicted pedophile.