Saturday, March 20, 2010

Health care and dentures.........wake up, America

UPDATE: Blogger Opus 6 just posted THIS that and weep, folks...the truth hurts; too bad liberals can't understand it..

I sat down to pull together my weekly Sunday Faith Blog, calm, encouraging, spiritual.... and all I could think about is how terribly worried most of us are about this Health Care bill and what it will do to our country.
In thinking kindly toward this bill, some people put their needs first, or the comfort of those in need, and I surely understand that. It's intoxicating to some people to think they'll get something for nothing, right? A sad misunderstanding is that Conservatives don't care for the comfort of those in need and I'm sorry the left has done such a good job propagating that ridiculous assumption. That's a smoke screen, really, which allows the Democrats free reign to do "such good," (according to them). They can't address that this bill is fundamentally against what most Americans hold near and dear, the CONSTITUTION. They need to ignore that and play on heartstrings and it's worked quite well by now. You will remember the story of New York Representative Louise Slaughter (yes, THAT Slaughter):

“I even have one constituent — you will not believe this, and I know you won’t, but it’s true — her sister died. This poor woman had no denture. She wore her dead sister’s teeth, which of course were uncomfortable and did not fit. Do you ever believe that in America that that’s where we would be?”

Did YOU ever believe we'd live in an America where we need to completely upend your and my health insurance because one person had to do this dreadful thing? Perhaps that woman can be helped without this health care bill? This is what the Republicans mean by "let's start this health care situation over again and start incrementally.."

This poor constituent of Louise Slaughter's has to wear a dead sister's dentures and that's reason to change 1/6 of our economy, weaken our health care possibilities, and bankrupt our country, giving more entitlements to those who are growing more and more used to them? This is the America my immigrant grandfather worked hard in, never expecting a handout, finally making a very comfortable life for his family? What happened to that America? What happened to those people? (UPDATE: Please read BETH's comment on this post...she remembered that Cleveland Clinic says the sister was offered help with her own dentures....but, the left doesn't let truth get in their way, does it)

Funny, after I'd written the above, I watched Hannity who had that leftist Occidental professor Caroline Heldman on (yet another leftist so often on FOX) and she said "But, 40,000 people die every year because of no health care! How can you not pass this bill?" She's a professor and thinks that makes sense, that is logical? Can there BE no bill which will help those people and not destroy our health care and our economy? The heartstrings again, folks.....pluck those heartstrings... Don't THINK.

They're getting about a hundred thousand calls PER HOUR on Capitol Hill against this health care bill! Keep it going, folks. It looks like we're going to lose this thing but don't give up...we have our health care to save and a country to resuscitate!

Also... Check THIS OUT! It tells what's suddenly NOT in the "President Barack Obama would give federal authorities the power to block unreasonable rate hikes.

Yet when Democrats unveiled the final, incarnation of their health care bill this week, the proposal was nowhere to be found.".........GEEEZ, don't TELL me 'unreasonable rate hikes' are acceptable to Obama again! Looks like some insurance company gave Obama a ride in the company jet, huh? :-)

UPDATE: I was just watching TEA PARTY stuff in DC on TV and they're hauling out the cousin of Obama who's a doctor who's against the bill (and who gives very good reasons) you, too, find it a bit unfair for this guy to bill himself as OBAMA'S COUSIN when he's NEVER MET HIM? I mean, let's be fair here....z


Anonymous said...

Pathetic! Looks like most of the states are going to file suit if this abomination is "pushed through" by unconstitutional means!


The Merry Widow said...

democrats like blanket charity...they get that feel good feeling without becoming personally involved.

Conservatives/Christians(Scripturally based)/Jews prefer the individual involvement. It's messier, but you can do more than give a man a fish, you teach him how to fish, sell his product and provide for his family.

How nmany dentists and doctors help patients with no insurance, with deep discounts or no fees? This healthcare fiasco will destroy their ability to quietly work within their communities, it will destroy the ability of average Americans to help their neighbors in a manner that REALLY helps a specific need.

I look as this abomination as anti-Judeo-Christian, anti-American and anti-humanitarian!



Beth said...

I don't know if this made the national news or not but the Cleveland Clinic said that woman from Ohio that became Obama's poster child for the uninsured, the Clinic said she qualified for assistance and could have received the care she needed. This is all a game, and a disgusting one at that.

Kuchinich makes me ill, I believe there are protesters at his local office. I am going to a 912 meeting this morning to hear the person running against Kuchinich, and I think this person is in for an earful.

Always On Watch said...

A sad misunderstanding is that Conservatives don't care for the comfort of those in need

As I've learned in this mess with Mr. AOW's illness, nothing could be further from the truth. Look at the great work TMW did for me. I haven't seen one iota of help from any liberals with whom I'm acquainted.

Rate hikes in insurance premiums in the elephant in the room! My monthly premium went up 20% this year, and I'm not one who even uses the policy! A

nd I don't wonder that BHO backed off from controlling those hikes. Letting the costs of private coverage soar will force us into the public option, which will be affordable in comparison.

Chuck said...

I think the Dems are so screwed in November.

I saw an article from Newsweek that said effectively that the Dems don't need to fear voting for the health care bill because voters forget. Obviously this is wrong. Once these lawsuits start, once the GOP starts running commercials highlighting all of the kickback deals, once the Tea Parties kick in through the summer and fall we will be talking about all of the sweetheart deals and the trampling of the Constitution, the public will remember in the fall.

As I am typing this I am watching Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) being interviewed on Fox. First, he is on there to make the usual ignorant remarks about "immigration reform" but I digress. What he is also talking about is voting yes on health care. His vote is a little suspect because he was against the bill due to it's exclusion of illegals and now is all of a sudden ready to vote for it. He never really did explain that but what he did do at the end was go to great lengths to say he was not getting a special deal or an appointment or anything else for his vote. Even though they are voting for it, they know this could be a kamikaze mission.

I think there is virtually no safe seat this year. I think they way things stand right now, the GOP retakes the House and Senate. Time will tell.

Anonymous said...

The Democrats don't like CHARITY at ALL. Mark my words.

They love POWER and the ability to CONTROL every aspect of YOUR life and mine.

Democrats are MARXISTS, and as we all should know by now, Marxists are TOTALITARIANS -- DESPOTS, DICTATORS -- TYRANTS.

In other words Democrats are not the least bit interested in loving people and helping them to lead better, more fulfilling, more productive lives. Democrats seek ONLY to IMPOSE THEIR WILL on the populace.

However, Democrats (i.e. Marxists) cleverly MASK their intentions to OPPRESS the individual, by PRETENDING the underlying motives of their Marxian Initiatives exist SOLELY to right wrongs, fill gaps, and life the lowest among us to greater heights.

Instead what ALWAYS happens when Marxists get their way is that the "mighty" get dragged down into the gutter where they will REMAIN, and the poor gutter rats will FEED on them till there's nothing left, and then the gutter rats will turn and devour EACH OTHER.

THAT is where we are headed.

Welcome to our Socialist Worker's Paradise, Brother Rat!

~ FreeThinke

BB-Idaho said...

"Letting the costs of private coverage soar will force us into the public option, which will be affordable in comparison."
No doubt about that.

Anonymous said...

FreeThinke is correct. The last thing this is about is lifting people up. It is an unabashed power grab that is part of the left's process designed to reduce America to the lowest common level and thereby equalize the misery. The left, being elitists of course, will not have this apply to them. The unions have their "Cadillac" policy tax exemptions. Congress and government employees will continue to have their own special health coverage. But as Pelosi and Obama have clearly stated, this is just the beginning. there is more Marxism from this administration on the way.

MGM in Anderson, IN

Z said...

Beth, YES!! I'm so glad you mentioned I typed, I thought "hey, Z, you heard this dentures thing didn't have to happen...where'd you hear that and what was it exactly?" and I couldn't remember. I SO SO SO appreciate your information because that is EXACTLY what I'd heard. I'm going to go back now and add that to my post, thanks!!

AOW, what a fantastic example of Conservative love and care...
I don't know if all MY readers know that The Merry Widow went to Always On Watch's home and cared for Mr AOW, who has suffered a stroke but is doing pretty well compared to so many stroke victims, for about SIX WEEKS and helped them in so many ways (including shoveling SNOW!)...great example. I'm sorry your lib friends haven't pitched in. And, of course, you'd only had phone/email contact between you two ladies before that visit, right? You hadn't even ever MET!

BB...we all understand that KEEPING PRICES FROM SOARING is what the Republicans have tried to do!

I was just watching CSPAN and the Dems keep telling the Reps they've been included all the way along...the Republicans could only say their truth and have to shrug...Hey, CAMERAS ARE ON, the Dems can lie all they want and the media supports, even CSPAN lately, which is new for them. I practically remember the day Brian Lamb went biased, do you? He'd been so fair up till about five years ago.
BUT, I see him changing back a bit since Obama, don't know why.

The main mantra now from the Left seems to be (from especially Ms Slaughter).."Look, we've come THIS FAR, we need to DO THIS NOW"'s about "let's do the right thing...people are fearful, let's all sit together and hash out something most will approve of...? Let's go incrementally and fix things, like starting with finding all that medicare FRAUD MONEY and then go from there..."

Nope...this is NOT about health care, this is about CONTROL, about BIG GOVERNMENT.

Rep Burton brought up how the Republicans might have used reconciliation but ONLY after bills were passed, etc...good guy for telling the truth..BUT he neglected to mention that it was never used TO TAKE OVER 1/6 OF THE ECONOMY or on ANYTHING A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS ARE PROVEN TO DESPISE!

JINGOIST said...

Take Action TODAY!! NOW!!
Here's the contact info, the links for the info are at:

House Democrats on the fence:

Brian Baird (WA-03)

Jason Altmire (PA-4)
202-225- 2565

Lincoln Davis (TN-04)

Glenn Nye (VA-02)

John Tanner (TN-08)

Harry Teague (NM-02)

John Boccieri (OH-16)

Suzanne Kosmas (FL-24)

Scott Murphy (NY-20)

Tell Rep. Joseph Cao (R-LA) not to give in to Obama.

Z said...

Jingo, THANKS!


Always On Watch said...

Some reading for you.

JINGOIST said...

No problem Z. Thank YOU for doing such good work with your blog!

I'm going to dedicate hours today to getting the word out to friends, calling these rumpswabs on that list and e-mailing them.
It's the least I can do. Tomorrow, I'll be cleanng my guns...

Z said...

AOW...thanks. I could only read about 1/4 of that and steam came out of my ears and tears out of my eyes

....READ THAT LINK OF AOW'S, contains "Who needs a Constitution when you can create laws out of thin air?"
AOW...I've been watching CSPAN, Ms Slaughter bellicose as it gets...lying, lying, lying..whining, posturing, "now is the time, we've talked enough" "this has got to be revisited, we need a little better agreement than we've got" Oh, right, Z...dream ON!! It's crazy making just to WATCH her.

Jingo...thanks so much for the compliment and the list. And it reminds me of something I have wanted to say here....
I don't visit my favorite blogs (like yours) much anymore because i'm still so stressed from losing Mr. Z and I think I need to control the passion levels for our country and conservatism and reading everybody else's passion and good information that scares me for our country (!) piles it on SO BADLY on top of my OWN upset (which I vent here and which helps a LOT on many fronts..including the time filler blogging is with him not here to have fun with!) that I can't do it often. SOMETIMES, I do feel up to 'sensory overload' and I do venture out and visit/comment but not much. i WILL soon, I know.

This is why your visit and the visits of others who've practically become dear friends by now humbles me SO much....they come tho I don't visit often.
I'm not sure ANY OF YOU appreciates just how much that's meant to me these last five months .....I really don't think you do.

THANK YOU, everyone. it really touches me. xxxx

Anonymous said...

One of the defining characteristics of socialism, including the ubiquitous countries practicing Fabian Socialism today, is the demolition of capitalism — to all socialists of any stripe this above all else unites them. To destroy capitalism on a piecemeal basis as advocated by Fabian Socialists the establishment of a central bank to control (and destroy) the currency is called for, the establishment of a public education system to give the state complete control over what is pumped into young minds is also another requirement, and also the call for a public medicare of health care system. Government oversight of all participants in the economy—to protect the public, of course—establishes in the minds of the citizens that this is a legitimate function of the state. All of these are done to destroy freedom and impose the power of the state into the lives of every citizen.

I can't think of any countries on the face of this Earth in which all of those socialist principles have not already been in place for years. The health care debate today in America is the final expansion of the intrusion of the state into the privacy of the individual citizen — building on the previously established base of medicare from the 1960's, I believe.


Z said...

Waylon, interesting comment, thanks.

Sadly, in America, most people would hear FABIAN and think of the 50's singing sensation.......that says a lot, huh? :-)

Yes, you're right...America has been late coming to the throne of Socialism, but Obama's absolutely on a mission to accomplish this (soros is smiling)....
America's lateness to socialism is probably the reason this is about the only country people are dying to get INTO..
but, our left can't make that leap......and still insists that "OUR method of socialism will WORK, everybody else has done it wrong" (which I've heard so much)
But, of course, these are people who really believe all Cubans get great health care !:0)...a la Michael Moore's ridiculous assinine assumptions (gee Mikey, you think they told you the TRUTH while you were there?)
Or Sean Penn's eating shish kebab in a palace with Saddam and coming back to tell America WHAT A NICE GUY HE IS!
you can't make this stuff UP.

Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Let's see:

1. Add 30-million people to healthcare rolls;
2. Minimize the number of doctors available when a percentile of them leave following passage of ObakaKare;
3. Fewer doctors plus more patients = RESTRICTED ACCESS and RATIONING of your healthcare;
4. CBO says, even NOW, that ObakaKare is in the RED;
5. We know that, in reality, the CBO estimate or any OTHER estimate will turn out to be radically UNDERestimated;
6. Your personal healthcare will be run with all the consideration, privacy, efficiency, competence, professionalism, courtesy, accountability and responsibility of your local DMV.

THIS is what you want, America?

You're about to GET it on Sunday.


Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Well, the bastards SUED their way to the TOP, so WE will just have to turn the tables on THEM and SUE them into EXTINCTION.

With THEIR kind of ruthless persistence, it CAN be done.

And if THAT doesn't work, we can always get BLOODY.

We're just not USED to having our backs pushed to the wall. THEY used the IMMENSE POWER of VICTIMHOOD and RESENTMENT to get where they are today. It took damned near a CENTURY of incessant plotting.

If WE don't take SEVERAL pages out of their nasty little red book, WE will be TRAMPLED into the dust of History.

Do you want to be DICTATED TO by the likes of Psi bond and DUCKY?

Better DEAD than RED!

~ FreeThinke

Anonymous said...

Them dentures is awful YALLER, ain't they?

If that's what gubmint teeth are gonna like like, I'd rather GUM it.

~ Jeter Lester aka FT

The Merry Widow said...

Z-The thing the leftistas miss out on, IS the human involvement! AOW, Mr. AOW and I HAD A BLAST!!!!!
We laughed so much and so hard, even in the middle of dealing with; cuddled pee bottles at 2 am, wrestling Mr. AOW into the shower and out, snow, icicles, ice dams in the eaves, digging out cars, snow week, up to 5 loads of laundry in a day(down and up 10 steps), fiesty cats, starving birds, more snow, the grocery store runs in a strange was an adventure.

And those who want government to be god, miss the joy of humanity! And they are missing out on a lot!

Poor, benighted and stunted souls!


Anonymous said...

You make a very great point, TMW.

STRIVING with OTHER individuals PERSONALLY united for a good purpose -- or just to help each other in a jam -- makes life worth living. STRIVING increases our strength. Meeting challenges with our OWN insight, intelligence creativity and faith is the best way to live.

Just lounging around living off whatever some government tyrant chooses to hand out is soul-deadening and dreary beyond words.

Just remember God is always there for us -- even in a concentration camp. All we have to do is reach out to Him, and be grateful for having lived at all -- even if we are KILLED at least we will die comforted by Truth.

~ FreeThinke

The Merry Widow said...

FT-I do prefer my humanity...bumpy ride though it may be at times...I can at least still enjoy the view, smell the trees and flowers, feel the breeze in my face...I'm still alive!

Being trapped in a government complex with no view of anything but more complex...the soul dies a little more each day. Life isn't grounded and we lose contact with each other and GOD.

I'd rather live in a tent outside the prison walls!


Anonymous said...


Exactly right.

"Love your life, poor as it is. You may, perhaps, have some pleasant, thrilling, glorious hours even in a poorhouse. The setting sun is reflected as brightly from the windows of an almshouse as from a rich man's abode."

~ Thoreau (1817-1862)

~ FreeThinke

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