Friday Night Rant : Our Brave New World

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Enjoy the pictures and let me whine to you about the events in the news of today.  The irony, the logic, and the emotion, that governs our lives.  Maybe it’s how the news is presented today!  The amount of information, really accurate information, is really hard to get at.  So here’s what I do know!

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In this country we have several ongoing scandals going on, both political and social, but to the degree of sorting the information as relevant to either your daily life, or as trends to be wary of.  In other words, does this information mean anything to you the reader?  Do you even care?

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Government Banned Plastic Bags in Hawai’i

Si vis pacem, para bellum”, is Latin for “If you want peace, prepare for war”.  It seems perfectly apt regarding this regime’s effort to eliminate the second amendment rights granted to all Americans by the United States Constitution.  You know, that document the English twit on CNN calls “your little book”! But lies are the only truths that socialist democrats know; even when Vice President Joe Biden made bizarre claims about hearing guns committing crimes, and just like Notre Dame star Football player Manti Te’o make believe girlfriend, its all lies.

During the National Rifle Association’s meeting with Vice President Joe Biden and the White House gun violence task force, the vice president said the Obama administration does not have the time to fully enforce existing gun laws.

I suppose you get the government you voted for.  They never read the bills, and they don’t enforce existing laws; No, it’s easier to make more laws because that’s what we’re paying them to do!  What a waste!

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I write to you on this Aloha Friday, under blue sunny skies with cotton-like clouds slowly drifting overhead.  A slight cool breeze moves the bamboo wind chimes creating a sweet subtle melodic rhythm.  I’m listening to KHNR 690 AM, a News Talk radio station from Honolulu.  I have to listen to the station on the internet because the “over the air” signal strength is low for good reception in my geographic area.

It’s just after 11AM on this glorious Kakahiaka (Morning) and now slipping into “Awakea”  (Late morning, nearing Noon).  Currently, it is 76° degrees, partly cloudy winds out of the north with gusts of 12MPH.  Humidity is 63% and steady.  The cloud cover is 35% which makes the UV index a 6, that’s just below midpoint on the scale of low to high.

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Another attack on the Tea Party, this it is by time by outgoing failed Labor Secretary Hilda Solis.  Apparently, the regime’s policies are not the blame for the high unemployment and why more people aren’t working.  The policies of this regime have slowed the economy to a standstill.  Yet, she uses Obama’s strategy of blaming others for their lousy policies.

Quoting Labor Secretary Hilda Solis: Solis also said that in many ways the Obama administration “did not get the kind of support we needed originally when he took office for the American Recovery Act funds” and blamed “a small group known as the Tea Party movement” for not engaging with the president and “hurting the American public, our economy, and the future of our country.”
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So here is the quandary, what exactly did the Tea Party do to prevent job growth?  All we did was ask for limited government, which has been responsible for slowing the economy and the high unemployment rate.  All we asked for is for low taxes, so we could invest in creating jobs; the only jobs being created are government jobs.  How sustainable is that?  Growing government and raising taxes only reduces private industry job growth.  All we asked for was less regulations so we can expand our businesses and create jobs.  So what does Obama do?

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Obama’s gave an Executive Order for pay raises: Under an executive order issued by President Obama on Thursday, members of Congress will join federal workers in seeing their pay rise by 0.5 percent after March 27.

That’s your tax dollars paying your government’s salary.  How much do they get paid?

Congressmen and senators make $174,000 a year and will see an extra $900 in their annual pay packages before taxes next year.

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Actually, many of our Congress people make much more than that.  Some have used the power of their office to enrich themselves greatly.  Nancy Pelosi and Maxine Waters are just two of the most corrupt socialist democrats that have used legislation to enrich members of their families and spouses.  So with a wave of Obama’s pen, he commands an increase to these corrupt politicians salaries.

Maybe the good news is that the GOP, and probably with the help of those pesky Tea Party people, are demanding a proper budget with spending cuts or deny Congress their pay.  Seems fair to me!

“We are going to pursue strategies that will obligate the Senate to finally join the House in confronting the government’s spending problem. The principle is simple: no budget, no pay.”  House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement Friday.  Has the GOP grown a pair of bolus?

“Next week, we will authorize a three month temporary debt limit increase to give the Senate and House time to pass a budget. Furthermore, if the Senate or House fails to pass a budget in that time, Members of Congress will not be paid by the American people for failing to do their job. No budget, no pay.”

It’s about time don’tcha think?  But will the Republicans cave like they usually do?

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Well, it’s coming up on 10PM HST and ‘Aina awakea (lunch) was ono (good)!  Plus Red Eye is coming on Fox TV!  As I scourer the internet for news, I am bombarded by stories of legislators rushing to provide that emotional cork on the tragic Sandy Hook event.  New York’s Governor Andrew Cuomo made an emotionally disturbing demand and got legislation that makes the State of New York the toughest gun controls in the nation.  Like most socialist democrats, they fail to read and comprehend the law they are writing.  As a result:

But because no loophole for law enforcement was included in the law, every police officer in the state is technically in violation of the statute

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Is this a good example of bad governance or what!  Desperate to do anything, but think about what they are doing, New York State enacted a law that puts their own law enforcement in violation of the law.  They didn’t read their own law, they didn’t think of what they were crafting.  Waste of tax dollars, but that’s New York State, a bastion of liberal rule.  Heavily in debt and taxes, New York is the East Coast example of California, whereas the population and businesses are dwindling and leaving for greener pastures.

Then there are the 23 unconstitutional Executive Orders that Obama issued this week to curb gun violence.

These are our kids.  This is what they’re thinking about.  And so what we should be thinking about is our responsibility to care for them, and shield them from harm, and give them the tools they need to grow up and do everything that they’re capable of doing — not just to pursue their own dreams, but to help build this country.  This is our first task as a society, keeping our children safe.  This is how we will be judged.  And their voices should compel us to change.

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If that were true, abortion would be illegal.  Are we as a society going to draw the distinction between the two tragedies? Both are taking a life, it’s just the means on how it is done.  There are 1.2 Million abortions done in the United State’s every year.  Are these children any less worthy than the ones taken at Sandy Hook, or anywhere else for that matter?  As a society, our first task to keep children safe, said Obama.  I guess that doesn’t apply to “all” children, just some children.  Is it because the killing is done behind the antiseptic walls of make believe healthcare facility and not by the hand of a crazed killer where everyone can see?  If we are going to apply that liberal logic in its literal sense, then we would all be hypocrites.

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It’s funny though; there are people that would fight to prevent the death of a dog or cat at the humane center, rather than the abattoir that is Planned Parenthood.  It is funny though; our government gave the same guns they don’t want Americans to have to Mexican drug lords.  The same guns that have killed thousands of Mexicans and several Americans, including an American border guard.  Then there is the Benghazi tragedy which has never been answered.  Why did this regime and the media ignore such a event?  I guess Obama and his regime believes the lives of those people are not as worthy as the children of Sandy Hook.  Now that Obama has issued 23 Executive Orders to restrict Americans from owning firearms, I wonder if the Mexican drug lords won’t use the weapons they got from our government against Americans.  Who will cry for them?

Holder’s and Obama’s desire to continually hide these Fast and Furious documents is “ironic” now that they’re so gung-ho on gun control. “It is beyond ironic that the Obama administration has initiated an anti-gun violence push as it seeking to keep secret key documents about its very own Fast and Furious gun walking scandal,”

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I see our society going down the wrong path.  There seems to be an emphasis on the destruction of family and religion by the government.  By introducing restrictions on people’s conscience and religious beliefs and forcing people to accept immorality as commonplace.  Even calling Pedophilia acceptable!

Is it absolute madness to even consider such behavior, but like any immoral behavior, a corrupt lifestyle is being pushed onto society. You must accept this behavior as mainstream, or else, you are called a bigot. Even so far as to call such activity, a Civil Right.  Accept immorality or be labeled a bigot.  Those are your only choices!  Conform or be called an extremist! Another example is in the Affordable Patient Care Act where a child can get free sterilizations, even without parental consent.

Thanks to an Obamacare regulation that took effect on Aug. 1, health care plans in Oregon will now be required to provide free sterilizations to 15- year-old girls even if the parents of those girls do not consent to the procedure.

 Yet, you are led to believe that the Republicans have a war on women.  How do you define what war is then?

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Yet, we are told by those dictating what morality is and how it should be, and how we as a society will be judged.  There’s no confusion when it comes to prolife issues, but in this society, abortion is called prochoice.  Except it’s not really a choice for the unborn is it?  Still, the outrage over Sandy Hook like tragedies tends to take the attention away from real society ills.  How often do such tragedies happen?  How could it have been prevented?  Questions that may never be answered; however, the weight of such tragedies against what could be prevented is ignored and considered commonplace.

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I do pray for this society that preys on the helpless, and then call it, “a choice“.  It is a choice, as with all choices, is it a wise choice?  We are destroying our future, our society and our morals; sounds depre4ssing doesn’t it?!  History is repeating itself, there is no doubt about that.  What brave new world have we have again brought ourselves into?

 

 What’s For Dinner?

 

 

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 Bread, it’s like Freedom! Once Tasted, Never Forgotten!

 

 

 

 

Not Having Babies Upholds Religious Liberties

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“So you are saying, by not having babies born, we are going to save money on health care?”

The testimony of a Georgetown College Co-ed, Sandra Fluke, regarding contraception has brought a new level of disingenuousness by the Socialist Democrats.  After listening to her testimony, I can only come to the conclusion that she was a deliberate plant to further inject birth control into the political discourse.  It was Obama that declared that birth control would be provided “free-of-charge” by employers and insurance companies.  It was against the religious beliefs of many people, so Obama said, OK, then only insurers have to provide contraception.  Who pays for the insurance?  It’s the same thing.

Sandra Fluke’s testimony had some really outrageous claims.  Going broke paying for contraception; women getting raped and believing they had no recourse; getting cancerous tumors because of no contraception; basically a laundry list of sob stories and why religious institutions must pay for her contraception.

Sandra Fluke is a student at Georgetown Law. She’s also a “reproductive rights activist” who agrees wholeheartedly with the Obama administration’s controversial contraceptive mandate. Her reasoning, though, is likely to enrage some critics.

During a testimony in front of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee on Monday (a meeting that was held by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi), Fluke — who was coincidentally the only witness heard — described the financial constraints that purchasing birth control puts on her peers.

“Forty percent of the female students at Georgetown Law reported to us that they struggled financially as a result of this policy,” Fluke said, referring to the fact that the university doesn’t pay for contraception. “Without insurance coverage, contraception, as you know, can cost a woman over $3,000 during law school.”

She detailed, among other stories, how one woman felt “embarrassed” and “powerless” at the pharmacy counter when she “learned for the first time” that contraceptives weren’t covered by the university’s health care plan.

CNS News’ Craig Bannister, though, challenged Fluke’s $3,000 figure and came up with some pretty interesting numbers: $3,000 for birth control in three years? That’s a thousand dollars a year of sex — and, she wants us to pay for it. [...] At a dollar a condom if she shops at CVS pharmacy’s website, that $3,000 would buy her 3,000 condoms — or, 1,000 a year… Assuming it’s not a leap year, that’s 1,000 divided by 365 — or having sex 2.74 times a day, every day, for three straight years. And, I thought Georgetown was a Catholic university where women might be prone to shun casual, unmarried sex. At least its health insurance doesn’t cover contraception (that which you subsidize, you get more of, you know).

This isn’t the first time Fluke has made her voice heard in the halls of Congress. Earlier this month, it was reported that Democrat Representatives Carolyn Maloney (D-NY) and Eleanor Norton (D-DC) and their anger over the lack of female witnesses present at a previous contraceptive hearing.

The congresswomen wanted Fluke to be permitted to speak at the event, but Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) declined to allow it, stating that Fluke was not an expert in religious freedom, which was the issue being investigated.

Fluke, though, responded by claiming that women should be included in the discussion. She also alleged that a friend of hers died because of a lack of access to contraception and accused Issa of silencing the people who have the most authority to speak on the subject.

Contraception is easily available through many sources.  Planned Parenthood is one source that will supply contraception.  The example she used in her testimony is absolutely either false or just the worse case of personal responsibility.  However, I think there is something else that no one is considering.  It’s to distract from Obama’s abysmal record.

Obamacare is unconstitutional.  The Socialist Democrats know that.  Nazi Piglosi knows that.  That’s why the Socialist Democrats want more power over you.  They know that Obama cannot get reelected on his record, so they are creating a non-issue to deflect from Obama’s abysmal record of policy failures.  By non-issue I mean it is not a national issue that deserves to be apart of the dialog for either the Presidential or State elections.  It is an important issue for people of faith because it violates their consciences, and it’s not just Catholics, it’s all religions that find contraception objectionable.  I find it objectionable for the same reasons, including the First Amendment establishment clause.  It is simply unconstitutional.

No one is denying contraception to either women or men.  What Obama is saying is that it has to be made free-of-charge.  Other than the air we breathe, nothing is for free.  This is disguised as social justice.  They are saying that I must pay for free contraception.  However, contraception is available everywhere, and in some places it is free.  The government practically gives it away.  So why is this becoming an issue?  It’s a deflection away from Obama’s and the Socialist Democrats failed policies.  While everyone is distracted with this non-issue, our soldiers are getting killed because of Obama apology to the Afghans who desecrating their own book.  This regime is spending trillions of tax dollars on failed green energy projects.  This regime is destroying American jobs, and we are fixated on contraception?

Of course, anyone who heard former Presidential candidate Obama utter his “that’s above my pay grade” answer to Reverend Rick Warren’s question as to “when a baby gets human rights” – either had their head in the sand – or was no friend of children in the womb themselves. 

President Obama has selected Catholics to serve in his administration who openly defy their own Church. Now, as if that wasn’t bad enough, all of the subterfuge and sophistry which has surrounded his promise to honor religious liberty and respect freedom of conscience in the implementation of his “Affordable care Act” has been unmasked.

“The Obama administration has drawn an unprecedented line in the sand. In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.To force American citizens to choose between violating their consciences and forgoing their healthcare is literally unconscionable.In effect, the president is saying we have a year to figure out how to violate our consciences.To force American citizens to choose between violating their consciences and forgoing their healthcare is literally unconscionable.” (Cardinal Designate Dolan, Abp of New York, President, USCCB)

Rush Limbaugh gets demonized for speaking the truth about this slut that parades herself in front of the public and smugly makes unsubstantiated claims about contraception and women’s health.  If Limbaugh’s sponsors think by pulling their ads from his show is going to make me run out and get a sleep comfort mattress, they are fooling themselves.  Perhaps they can give a mattress to Sandra Fluke since she probably has worn out her bed from all the sex she having.   Are the parents of this slut proud of her?  Maybe they are, I don’t know.  Seriously, what did she think was going to happen?  Did she think no one would question her testimony?  Did she think throngs of women would come to her defense?

I know there are going to be people, women in particular, that will defend Sandra Fluke.  They will chastise anyone and claim you are being misogynistic towards women.  They will claim that a woman has a economic disadvantage.  They will claim that this is all about woman’s health concerns.  Affordable access to healthcare. Really?  Under Obamacare, you won’t have any choice, you won’t have any healthcare freedoms. Under Obamacare’s death panels, that cystic on your ovaries might not be covered.  If the panel of government healthcare overseers determines that you, the woman, are no longer of any revenue value (taxable capability), you’ll be denied the operation you need to survive.  Obamacare might either give you a pill, or the option to end your life.  That is the reality of Obamacare.  So this whole argument of women’s reproductive rights is a farce.  Obamacare might provide you with the morning after pill, but if they determine the cost of your health is not worthy of the money spent, you will be given another alternative.  One that probably will not be to your benefit.

It doesn’t matter if her testimony was either about herself or others, what matters is her insistence that a religious college pay for contraceptive services.  What matters is Obama has said contraception must be supplied free-of-charge.  What matters is that no one is talking about the sex partner, why isn’t the sex partner helping to pay for their own contraception?  What matters is Obamacare will force you to either purchase a product or the government will penalize you.  It has nothing to do with economics, it has everything to do with religious freedom.  It has nothing to do with women’s health, it has everything to do with promiscuity.

The Blog College Conservative has weighed in with an appropriate rebuttal to Sandra, “the spokeswoman for all of Georgetown”, Fluke.  It is well worth the read!

Sandra Fluke doesn’t speak for me. Or for Georgetown.

She doesn’t speak for those of us who worked hard to be able to choose to come to a great institution with a great tradition of faith and scholarship. She certainly can’t speak for the Jesuits who dedicated their lives to God and Education with a long established set of rules. There are only ten of them, and Ms. Fluke would do well to give them a quick read.

Funny how the same side that cries “Get your rosaries off my ovaries” is the same side saying, “on second thought…please pay for me to have all the sex I want!” The people who espouse “pro-choice” “values” are the same people who say religious institutions have no right to choose.

They are struggling financially, Sandra Fluke says to pay for their contraception.  Well then, charge for the sex you are having.  That’s your solution Sandra Fluke.  Become a working girl and charge people for all the sex you are having with them.  Then you can pay for your contraception yourself.  You might even have enough money left over to pay your way through college.  Maybe even buy some new clothes and shoes.  Be an entrepreneur, a business person and provide for yourself.  It is insulting to me that this whore will tell me that I have to pay for her contraception.  So she can spread her legs to every Tom, Dick and Harry that comes along.  No one is denying her right to prostitute herself.  Just be aware it might be against the law.

My parents chose life over selfishness, and therefore….I have a say!!!

The song at the end is Matt Maher’s “Isaiah 61″

But the absurdities’ don’t end here.  Kathleen Sebelius, Obama’s Secretary of Health and Human Services and brain fart, tried to make the claim that a decrease in human beings will cover the cost of contraception.  WHAT???  During a House hearing Sebelius insisted that the mandate “upholds religious liberty”.  So by forcing people to pay for a product they don’t want and find morally objectionable, that’s liberty?

You have to wonder if Sebelius is either on drugs, or she thinks that you are that stupid to believe the garbage spewing out of her pie-hole.  Here’s a portion of the exchange:

During the subcommittee hearing, Rep. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) said that contraception provided by insurance companies to people employed by religious organizations under the future form of the rule Sebelius described would not be was not free.

“Who pays for it? There’s no such thing as a free service,” Murphy asked.

Sebelius responded that that is not the case with insurance.

“The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for cost of contraception,” Sebelius answered.

Murphy expressed surprise by the answer.

“So you are saying, by not having babies born, we are going to save money on health care?” Murphy asked.

Sebelius replied, “Providing contraception is a critical preventive health benefit for women and for their children.”

Murphy again sought clarification.

“Not having babies born is a critical benefit. This is absolutely amazing to me. I yield back,” he said.

Equally as disappointing are the political candidates climbing aboard the SS Condom and wag their finger of shame at Rush Limbaugh.  The ship of fools is eager to get off topic and get suckered into an issue that has no national bearing.  Speaker John “crybaby bonehead” Boehner condemns Rush Limbaugh as does Rick Santorum who called Limbaugh absurd.  IDIOTS!!  Instead of talking about Obama’s failed policies, the bad economy, the high unemployment and high gas prices, they’d rather sail off into the sea of irrelevancy.  Good luck defeating Obama in November.

It is so disappointing to see our side getting in the mud with the “democRats”.  The “democRats” have successfully placed a ring in the noses of the GOP and are leading them around like donkeys.  The democrats have kept the candidates off message by creating a false issue that takes away from other priorities.  The GOP is campaigning for Obama’s reelection.  Even Mitt Romney agrees with the individual mandate (if you thought Romney was going to repeal Obamacare, you are wrong), he even wrote a oped in USA today explaining how his version of Romneycare will work for Obamacare.  You can read it here!

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What’s For Dinner?

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Grilled Salmon Over White Bean Ragout

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Obama’s Legal Extortion

Americans who don’t purchase insurance will be subject to a fine of $325 and that sum increases to $695 in 2016.

How about we all change our W4’s, Employee Withholding Allowance Certificate, to maximize our exemptions and deductions to pay the least amount of payroll taxes to the Federal Government?  Where we all owe the IRS on April 15th, and then file for an extension.  Then, continue to file extensions and work out a payment plans that minimizes the amount of money the IRS will get from us.  Our version of Redistribution of Our Wealth.

How about we all quit our jobs and see how long this country lasts with no revenue coming in?  Rely on the Social Security that we’ll never see anyway when we retire, so we might as well go and get it now before the money gets squandered away by the government.  We can get our Social Justice from our Social Security.  Where’s our social justice that we paid into all these years.  If we don’t claim it now, we’ll never see it in the future.

How about we all stop paying taxes?  Oh sure, the IRS will come after our property, our savings (what little left), our 401k’s, stocks, garnish our wages, whatever they can squeeze from us.  Throw us our of our homes and cars?  Then what?  Government Welfare?  The government will have to take care of us then, right?

What If?

Obama is a Socialist

It’s gonna be hard to convince me otherwise.

What’s For Dinner?

Grilled Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing and Sriracha Hot Sauce!

A remarkable pairing of freedom.

Discovery

What do you do when you get bad news from your doctor?  Life threatening bad news.  How do you handle it?  What do you do about it?  My significant other, Mikala, has been diagnosed with Left atrial myxoma. She never had any of the common symptoms that would lead up to this discovery.  However, over the years, an occasional low-grade fever and night sweats, was thought of as the onset of Menopause by most doctors.  Although, she’s way too early in age for menopause, but it was the only the diagnosis doctors gave to these symptoms she occasionally gets.

For years, the doctors couldn’t find anything.  X-rays and blood tests never revealed anything that would cause these symptoms.  Some doctors just dismissed it as “everyone is different“, that’s an actual quote from a doctor to which we went looking for another doctor.  And you thought health care was bad now.

Enter the Family Medicine Center at Hilo, Hawai’i.  The physicians here decided to do an echocardiogram on my Mikala, and they found something they didn’t like.  That led to more detailed testing.   A Trans-Esophageal Echo (TEE) was performed at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu and it did confirmed that there was a tumor present in the inner left wall of the heart.  The doctors recommended open-heart surgery to remove the tumor.

Thoughts can race through your mind at warp speed.  Your life is at risk, you have to make a decision, quickly.  Plus, you must trust those that are advising you about your health.  Where do you go?  What do you do?

Myxomas are polypoid, round, or oval. They are gelatinous with a smooth or lobulated surface and usually are white, yellowish, or brown. The most common site of attachment is at the border of the fossa ovalis in the left atrium, although myxomas can also originate from the posterior atrial wall, the anterior atrial wall, or the atrial appendage. The mobility of the tumor depends upon the extent of attachment to the interatrial septum and the length of the stalk.

Left Atrial Myxoma happens in about 1 in 500,000 people per year.  There is a host of information that can be found on the web. Its the significance of where the tumor is located and what needs to be done to remove it.  Open heart surgery is not a simple procedure by any stretch of the imagination.   The tumor is located in the heart itself.  The surgeon has to stop the heart and cut it open to remove the tumor.  Then put you all back together.

We here in Hawai’i are blessed with the Queens Medical Center.  The largest private, non-profit, hospital in Hawai’i it offers comprehensive and specialized medical care.  Emphasis, private.

I’ve never seen a hospital like this before.  It is beautifully architecturally designed with state of the art equipment, and staffed with the best of the best physicians, nurses, and support personnel.

It’s like walking into a 5 star resort.   The people here are very friendly and helpful.

The moment comes.  My Mikala is prepared for surgery and wheeled away to the operating room.  That was at 7 AM in the morning.  I await in the waiting area drifting in and out of sleep.  I didn’t get a lot of sleep the night before.  Even the wonderful dinner we had at the Top of Waikiki the night before hadn’t quelled my nervous anxiety.

Time drags on, minutes seem like hours.

There’s nothing to do but wait.

Finally, I get the word from the surgeon: Success.

And now, recovery.  For the next five days, recovery.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen so many tubes and wires coming out of a person before.  The equipment surrounding my Mikala watches over her like some robotic sentinel.  Recording the heart rate, oxygen intake, dripping fluids into the body and fluids dripping out of the body.  Occasional flashing lights on the monitoring equipment show different colors of red, yellow and green.  I’m guessing that the color scheme speaks of danger, caution and OK.

Accompanying the lights are sounds: beeping pulse tones, and harmonica like sounds that tweet out some message indecipherable by me.  Air tubes sound like that of Darth Vader, keeping breathing at a rate steady.

If I close my eyes, it sounds like some crazy casino in slow motion.  I can hear monitoring equipment nearby in other patients rooms.  The Intensive Care Unit is eerily quiet of human voices, yet there are nurses here moving about watching the equipment and the patients.  But the sounds of the monitoring equipment is like a symphony of oddly automated machines caring for their patients.

After five days in the cardiac recovery center, it’s time to go back home to Hilo.  Recovery has gone remarkable well given the amount of trauma open heart surgery causes.  As I gather and pack away Mikala’s clothing, cards, and get well soon gifts, I contemplate the miracle that happened here.  And indeed, this is a miracle is sorts.  If this condition were never found, it would have been instant death for my Mikala if the tumor broke off the heart wall and entered the bloodstream.

We are lucky to be near a hospital with such an excellent facilities and staff.  Queens Medical Center is a Magnet Hospital.  Meaning, this hospital meets the American Nurses Credentialing and has embarked on an extensive review and systematic evaluation of its nursing practice.  This is the same hospital that Rush Limbaugh stayed at during his heart problems in Hawai’i.  Like Limbaugh said, “there isn’t anything wrong with the American health care system“.

I whole heartily agree with that assessment.

We may have, at this time in our country’s history, the best medical assistance in the world, but that is about to change thanks to a democratic congress determined to enslave the American people.

We’re also lucky this procedure was done before Obamacare was rudely dumped on to the American people.  Would this procedure be available under Obamacare?  I doubt it, and I blogged about this before.

What will be the future of this wonderful hospital under Obamacare?  We know the goal of Obamacare is a single payer system.  A government system that will put the private insurance companies out of business and the government will be controlling all aspects of health care.  A Government system controlled by Washington bureaucrats.  A system that determines what care you are eligible for.  Just because the government insures you, doesn’t mean you will get the health care you need.  Government mandated  insurance will decide the cost effectiveness of your illness, and if your need for such a procedure will help you.  Your children, your life, your family, is your cost effective enough in the eyes of your government overlords, meaning can you pay taxes.  Then, you may wait a long time for an answer.

If you think I’m exaggerating, think again.  Medicare is going to be used for Obamacare funding.  Medicare is almost bankrupt.  Social Security is now paying out more than it takes in.  All Ponzi schemes like this, and Obamacare, end up in the end, bankrupt.  Doctors don’t get paid, Patients don’t get care.  It’s as simple as that.  Walgreens has announced they will not accept Medicare patients after April 16th.  Who will be next?

Still not convinced?  Ask your Congress Person why they are exempt from the Obamacare plan.

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

-- C. S. Lewis (1898 – 1963)

This is the Progressive Movement, the Socialist Movement, The Communist Movement, all on display in Obamacare.  This is true hatred for individualism.  This is why Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United States, wanted a second Bill of Rights.  He was a socialist.  Just like Obama.

The Governor of Indiana, Mitch Daniels, says we should get used to being like the Europeans.  Many of us who immigrated to the United States left Europe because of government over-regulation, socialism, and oppressive government intrusion into individual freedoms.  We came here because there was freedom.  We left Europe because freedoms were eroded under the European governance model.  Freedom of religion.  Freedom of Liberty. Freedom of Choice.  Freedom to Grow.  Freedom to Earn.  Freedom of Life.  Freedom of Faith.

2,000 plus pages of legislation that passed Congress.  They call it historic.  I call it evil.  This legislation is a Rube Goldberg maze of government contraptions that will suffocate what manufacturing is left in this country.  It will ultimately destroy our country.  It will kill health care in this country.  The clock is ticking and time, set in motion, cannot be reversed.

This Too, Shall Pass:

What’s for Dinner?

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“I’ll See You in My Dreams”

Hope And Change And Lies

Remember when Obama campaigned for transparency, openness, and promised to put the Health Care debate on CSPAN?  It has never happened.  To date, Obama has met behind closed doors with other democrat congress members.  Where’s the transparency?

Obama and the democrats, are ignoring the American people.  They have openly lied.  Everything has been done in secrecy.  Special deals for votes.  Taxpayer monies promised in the millions to special interests, to democrat senators willing to prostitute themselves for taxpayer dollars.  Just take a listen to this video of a gaggle of democrat senators trying and convince us that this has been the most open process ever.  If you don’t want to watch the entire clip, just forward to 7:40 for the money quote.   Also look for the other money quote  from Nancy, “There were a number of things said during the campaign“, a reference to broken promises.

Most Open, EVAH!

For employers, they don’t call it a tax, it’s called a fee for health care.  Remember when Obama said wouldn’t cost the taxpayers one thin dime?  Well, Obama was right, it won’t cost the taxpayers a thin dime, instead it will cost the taxpayers a stack of thousand dollar bills.  Besides Jobs.  That three-letter word that Joe Biden gave us, JOBS:

America Rising:

An Open Letter to Democrat Politicians

CAN YOU HEAR US NOW?

YOU WORK FOR US!

The Drew Blog brings the whole Public Option into an easy to understand concept

What’s For Dinner?

A night out at the Ponds Restaurant for some Fish and Chips

A Good Start To 2010

Rush Limbaugh left Queens Medical Center yesterday and gave a brief new conference before leaving.  As ever, the man behind the Golden Excellence In Broadcasting microphone reflected on Health Care.

Of course, the Left is fit to be tied.  The hate speech from the left is absolute vitriol.  It’s gone viral.

The good news, Rush is in good health and will be back on the radio soon.

A good start to 2010

What’s For Breakfast?

Ham and Cheese Omelet with Home Fried Potato’s, Fresh Sliced Orange and Starfruit with English Muffin

Welcome to the United States

 

The Democrats in the Congress has put this country in the path of serfdom.

The Democrats have sold this country into Slavery.

 


All in the name of Health Care.  Government Health Care.  The next few months will determine how the Democrats in Congress will destroy what Freedoms we have left in the country.  This is a sad day in history indeed.  This is not about health care, it’s about controlling 1/6 of the country’s economy.  OUR GOVERNMENT IS SCREWING US.

 


QUESTION:  WHAT GOVERNMENT PROGRAM HAS EVER WORKED?

 

 

 

NO BALANCE

NO DINNER

NO FREEDOM

 

 

 

What Forest?

 

 

 

1/6th Of Our Economy At Stake

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Our United States Constitution is only 6 pages long

Obama’s Health Care Bill is 1900 pages long

Why does health care need to be so complicated?

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Vol. 1???

Why, when there are many Health Care providers, only a hand full are available in any individual state?

A list of Health Care providers:

Aetna
Assurant/Fortis
Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans
Celtic Insurance Company
CIGNA
Fairmont Specialty/TIG
Golden Rule
Group Health Cooperative
Group Health Incorporated
Health Net
HealthPartners
Intermountain Health Care
Kaiser Permanente
LifeWise Health Plans
Medica
Medical Mutual of Ohio
Midwest Security
Oxford Health Plans
PacifiCare
Security Life Insurance
UNICARE
United Wisconsin Life/American Medical Security
Vista Health Plan

There may be more providers than listed in this Google search, but you get the point.  Competition is there, but it’s prohibited between states.

Why is that?

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If I had a choice, I choose the leaches.

At least we can pull leaches off when they’re done sucking our blood.  With this Obamanation, we’ll never get a choice.

How Un-American is that?  No Choice?

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Political Blood Suckers

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OBAMACARE   SKULL and CROSSBONES

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Nancy Pelosi wrote it, Obama narrative it, Congress is going to pass it

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StopObama

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STOP THIS MADNESS

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What’s for Dinner?

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Invest in Canned Foods

You won’t be able to afford anything else

Obamacare: What You Can Expect

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Let’s say that the Congress passes Obama Care,

What then?

If the bill, which no Democratic members Will (Have) read, or allow us to read either, has all the provisions that the Obama and the Democrat members of Congress wanted to have in it:

  • A Single Payer Insurer and Government Control of the American Health Care System.
  • Complete Socialistic Government Control of the Health Care System.

Ask These Questions of your New Government Run Insurance Provider:

  • If you are disabled or have Children with disabilities.  How will you and your children be treated in this new system?  Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, health adviser to Barack Obama has written extensively about who should get medical care, who should decide, and whose life is worth saving. Dr. Emanuel is part of a school of thought that redefines a physician’s duty, insisting that it includes working for the greater good of society instead of focusing only on a patient’s needs.
  • If they, the disabled, cannot contribute adequately to the system, will they be denied services?
  • The system, being the adequate tax revenue generation which is the measurement of productivity of the individual as determined by the government standards, determines the level of health care any one individual can be granted.  What is the level of health care granted per tax revenue productivity?

Where do you go for second opinions on your condition?

  • If you think you need a second opinion regarding your condition, which government agency do you go to for an appeal?
  • Does the system allow for a second opinion, or are all opinions final?

Where do you go if you are denied a procedure?

  • If the system (reminder, the government run health care system) denies your claim.  Where do you go for appeal?
  • Is there a time limit to your situation?  For example, you are in need of an Appendicitis or Cancer treatment.  Will the system make you wait while deciding if your situation either merits treatment or denial?
  • One example is Oregon State run health care provider which has denied a patient cancer treatment.

Does my age determine my health care eligibility?

  • As I get older, will government coverage change as my medical needs increase?

Does my ability to contribute to the tax based, effect my eligibility for coverage?

  • If I am dependent on government coverage and cannot pay into the system, will I continue to received coverage?
  • Will the quality of coverage be dependent on my taxable contributions?  If I am taxed more, do I get more coverage that if I am taxed less?  If I do not make enough taxable income, will that effect the amount and quality of coverage?

Does my political affiliation effect my coverage?

  • It may not seem even relevant, but political favoritism is practiced by our government in the form of earmarks.

Will my age deny me procedures?

The answer is a resounding YES

  • As noted in the video of the Obama answering the quality of life question, the government health care system will opt to choose the less costly option for elderly people.  But why stop there, the very young don’t pay taxes and don’t become really productive until later in life when they become more independent.

Does the bill allow abortions?  If so, at what age?

What if the government either denies my coverage or taxes (fines) me for my lifestyle?

  • Will the government determine what a healthy lifestyle is?
  • What will be the standards that determine what a healthy lifestyle us?
  • How will the government know what my lifestyle is about?

A lifestyle that I may choose.

A Government that determines what is a healthy lifestyle is.

The Government Allowed These Life Choices.

Why Would The Government Know Any Better This Time?

What if the government determines my lifestyle to be uninsurableWhat will be the Standards?

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Do I meet Government Standards?

The list of questions goes on and on.  The government is determined to take control of the public health sector.

Listen to My Congressperson ,Crazy Mazie Hirono try to explain that a Single Payer Plan is the Only Option.

This video from a democrat politician, that claims America spends 1/6 of our economy on Health Care.  But she doesn’t discuss why or offer any supporting data?  This Representative didn’t conduct any Townhall meetings to get input from her constituents?  Didn’t discuss in public any of the atrocities this H.R.3200 will impose on all Americans?   Mazie Hirono is a Political Coward for avoiding meeting with the people in her district.

Hirono has her own amendment, she claims, but she doesn’t explain what it is.  Even if her amendment gets in the bill, will she read the bill in it’s entirety?  The gobbly-gook that this woman spouts is absolutely ridiculous.  She doesn’t know what she talking about.

The Obamacare bill, H.R. 3200, is bad for America. The government cannot run any entitlement program.  Look at how Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security are run today.  Bankrupted.  There is nothing wrong with health care in this country.  What needs to be addressed is meaningful tort reform and allowing insurance companies to sell policies across state lines.  Frivolous lawsuits need to be controlled and there is no competition among insurance carriers between states.  That’s the real problem.  This is the real reason why health care costs are so high in this country.  A government takeover of health care is wrong and will only increase the cost and downgrade the quality.

Stop Obamacare

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What’s for Dinner?

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Grilled Chicken Salad

Na Mea ‘Oia’i’o

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Sarah Palin 1 – The Media, The Democrats, The President - ZERO!

The state run media is running around bashing Sarah Palin calling her lacking in knowledge and uninformed.  Katie Couric and Charlie Gibson must be having a cow about how the former Alaskan Governor can make a comment on a Facebook page and influence Obama policy.

How ironic is that?

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Mental Midget and A Make Believe Journalist

Fox News continues to dominate the cable news networks with Fair and Balanced reporting.  Real Journalism by Real Reporters.  Although, I draw the exception with Geraldo Rivera as nothing more than the token liberal nutcase who’s journalism skills are nothing more than that of a grocery store tabloid magazine.  Pure Rubbish.

Sarah Palin won the debate on a Facebook website by exposing a Death Panel that the Health Care Bill proposed.  However, there are some that still believe there wasn’t a Death Panel in the bill.  If that’s so, then why did they remove it?  It was an End of Life Provision that stated giving doctors money to convince the elderly, the very sick and the very young, to allow death as a way to save health care costs.  This is Obamacare.

Our own Hawaiian Representatives, Maize Hirono and Neil Abercrombie, have continued to tow the Obama party line by continuing supporting the false premise that the Obamacare is the cure all for healthcare in this country.  God only knows what Akaka and Inouye are thinking, but I think they will follow the blind party line into Socialize Medicine.  And for that, we will all lose.

A thousand Pages in HealthCare Bill and not a word about Tort Reform.

How is this Healthcare?

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A government run by Special Interest Lawyers doesn’t represent the people.

Both Democrats and Republicans be forewarned, 2010 is just next year.

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What’s For Dinner?

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Poached Sockeye Salmon with Grilled Red Bliss Potato and Asparagus and Steamed Sweet Corn on the Cob

(Not A Government Approved Dinner)

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