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Get the latest edition to our Outpost Store: the "You Lie!" bumper sticker, in honor of conservative congressman Joe Wilson's emotional, yet honest, outburst during The One's health care sales call before a joint session of Congress.
Click the image and get 'em while they're hot.
Click here and listen to a 9-11 call from an individual caught in Tower Two before it went down.
Click here (or the image below) to view see the video of the attack, and remind yourself of why it's important that we maintain the resolve to fight these people.
In the meantime, our Dear Leader wants to turn a day of remembering the butchering of innocent Americans and reflecting on the need for our continued resolve into a "national day of service".
Amazing. And sick.
The latest on Obamacare...
It's not often that you look to the usually dull world of the judiciary for great quotes, but sometimes you get surprised. In this case however, the person in question is no surprise.
And in this case it's Chief Justice John Roberts who comes through with what we'll call the "quote of the week" in the course of his questions for Solicitor General Elena Kagan during the Court's hearing on a key campaign finance / free speech case this week, (Citizens United vs. the FEC).
Roberts was aggressively questioning whether restrictions on corporate and union campaign spending infringed on the First Amendment right to free speech...and not getting a satisfactory answer from the Solicitor, which caused him to state:
"We don't put our First Amendment rights in the hands of FEC bureaucrats."
Of course, something as dull to most people as a case about campaign finance law is certain to be drowned out by the goings on around health care this week, so all the more reason to highlight Mr. Roberts.
Here's hoping that, (with the replacement of O'Connor w/Alito), they can get McCain-Feingold overturned.
"Quote of the week" runner-up? "You lied" - Joe Wilson (R-SC)
After he spoke up during Obama's speech last night and said what everyone was yelling at their television screens, my own Congressman from here in SC is being targeted by the liberals, as you can imagine.
They're doing their best to get all the leftie "nutroots" crowd around the country to go to his likely 2010 Democrat opponent's website and give him money. So far, they claim they've raised over $100,000, but who knows.
What we do know is that there are a lot of conservatives around the country who feel just as "emotional" about the fact that Obamacare will indeed provide health care for illegal aliens as Joe did during Obama's speech. And we've got money too.
Solution. Click here and contribute to Joe Wilson's campaign. Today.
Then pass a note on to others and encourage them to do the same thing.
Are you on Twitter? Click here and "tweet" a link to his site to your followers.
Joe's a good conservative. And he deserves our support.
The thing that really gets me about this is the mock ingignation of the folks on the left over this. These being the same people who cheered on as dozens and dozens of Democrats booed Bush during State of the Union speeches. read more »
..and for my next trick
For years, the "number" of people in America who don't have health insurance has been a moving target. "Moving" in the sense that liberals keep jacking up the number in order to condition the public to believe that there's a "crisis" and the we simply must do something, ANYTHING, now...regardless of what liberties we give away in the process.
Well, either Obama accidentally ingested some low grade truth serum or perhaps his teleprompter sabotaged him, but during his big health care speech to Congress he stated that there are thirty million uninsured in America...as opposed to the more recent favorite number, forty-six million.
And oops moment?
Who knows? But what we do know is as recently as several weeks ago, the number was forty-six million. Today it's thirty million. And Obamacare's not even law yet!
Just imagine how many more Americans we can get insured if we don't pass this bill.
Actually, some are suggesting that it's a conscious attempt by Obama to take the issue of insuring illegal immigrants off the table...as in, if the number's smaller, people are less likely to think he's including them in any future coverage.
Which explains why they've been so prickly about responding to the "Obamacare covers illegal aliens" charge...which probably also means they've got some polling that tells them that's killing the bill with moderate and conservative Democrats. read more »
it just keeps getting "better"
As if Americans didn't have enough reasons already to oppose, or at least be suspicious of, this hits just keep on coming. The latest is a deeper look taken at the pending Democrat plans by Mark Mix over at the Wall Street Journal.
It turns out that the thousand plus pages have been hiding early Christmas presents to the Democrat's buddies in the unions, ranging from bailouts of their own health care plans to the forced unionization of American health care workers.
From the article:
The Senate version opens the door to implement forced unionization schemes pursued by former Govs. Rod Blagojevich of Illinois in 2005 and Gray Davis of California in 1999. Both men repaid tremendous political debts to Andy Stern and his Service Employees International Union (SEIU) by reclassifying state-reimbursed in-home health-care (and child-care) contractors as state employees—and forcing them to pay union dues.
Following this playbook, the Senate bill creates a "personal care attendants workforce advisory panel" that will likely impose union affiliation to qualify for a newly created "community living assistance services and support (class)" reimbursement plan.
The current House version of ObamaCare (H.R. 3200) goes much further. Section 225(A) grants Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius tremendous discretionary authority to regulate health-care workers "under the public health insurance option." Monopoly bargaining and compulsory union dues may quickly become a required standard resulting in potentially hundreds of thousands of doctors and nurses across the country being forced into unions.
What's the most likely end result?
Here's a look at the latest results of our "Obamacare" poll.
We've been asking people what they think the result will be of the push for national health care "reform". The results so far...
- Full blown nationalized/socialized "Obamacare" will become law: 15%
- A "compromise" allowing continued free-market insurance along with a "public option" run by the government:
- A compromise that places new, heavy regulations on free-market plans, but no "public option": 18%
- Real reform allowing portability, purchase across state lines, expanded choices and maybe some tort reform: 9%
- No bill at all, (Obama's "waterloo"): 48%
What's your opinion? Click here and take our poll.
Judge thinks she's too "rigid" in her religious views
As if the fear of big-brother needed to be underlined any further among conservative Christians, we have just that by way of New Hampshire judge ruling ordering a home-schooled girl to spend some time attending a public school due to the "rigidity" of her mother's religious beliefs. He suggested that the girl needed to broaden her horizons and consider other worldviews.
Excuse me, but it seems to me that the instruction of children when it comes to beliefs and a "worldview" is the sole prerogative of parents and has nothing whatsoever to do with government. Or at least that's the way it used to be...and that Americans expect it to be.
But here you go...
The girl's mother, Brenda Voydatch, has engaged the Alliance Defense Fund, a Christian legal group based in Scottsdale, Ariz., to contest the ruling, in which the judge granted a request by the girl's father, Martin Kurowski, that the girl go to a public school.
On Tuesday, the girl, Amanda Kurowski, started fifth grade at an elementary school in Meredith, N.H., under court order. Amanda's "vigorous defense of her religious beliefs ... suggests strongly that she has not had the opportunity to seriously consider any other point of view," District Court Judge Lucinda V. Sadler said.
...now, for something completely different
The folks over at Human Events took it on themselves to host a "Solutions Day" for conservative policy ideas - which offers something completely different from what we've been hearing out of DC lately - and today's the day.
From their lead article...
But there are better ideas than Obamacare, budget-busting government growth and the economy-killing “cap and trade” global warming tax. Unsurprisingly, they are ideas that conservatives have been proposing all year and on which the national media has imposed an electronic blockade. The hackneyed calumny “Republicans have no alternative” has been applied to everything from the faux-stimulus to Obama’s bloated budget to health care. Enough.
Today, HUMAN EVENTS is devoting itself to reporting and commenting on those ideas. We’ve rounded up many of the conservative leaders in congress to explain -- at one time and in one place -- the keys to economic recovery, health care and energy independence. And here -- in brief -- are the top five of those ideas. Fortunately for the nation, there are many more.
Here's a roundup of some of the interesting articles they're featuring...
Health Care: The Conservative Alternative in the House: (Rep. Tom Price)
Our solution is built upon the principle that when individuals are given control and ownership, we will achieve full access to coverage and see the entire system move in a positive, patient-centered direction. ...