Obama’s Solution: More Government


Biggest Fraud on the American People


Government Run Health Care will only create Bad Solutions

Last Friday’s headlines from Canada reports a sad story of parents having to send their baby to a US hospital for emergency care.  The parents could not get passports to visit their child in the US hospital.

A critically-ill premature-born baby from Hamilton is all alone in a Buffalo, N.Y., hospital after she was turned away for treatment at local facility and transferred across the border without her parents, who don’t have passports.

The larger question is why the baby could not get quality care from Canada’s state run health care system.  The reason is that Canada could not handle the demand for neo-natal care because of it’s government single payer system.  Here in the US, any child regardless of having insurance or not, would have been admitted into any emergency room and would receive the best quality care.  That would also be true for any person, insured or not, citizen or not, would receive the same quality care when admitted into any US emergency hospital room.

So, why wasn’t there a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit bed available in the entire nation of Canada?  Reason: The Canadian government will not pay for it.  The government run Canada Care cannot handle the supply and demand of its citizens health care needs.  The Canadian governments single payer system exists to ration health care as a cost savings effort.  So Canada had to outsource this child’s medical needs to the US because Canada’s system had no available bed for this child.  What will happen when the US enacts a single payer health care insurance system that will cost trillions of dollars and push us into the same kind of rationed health care system that Canada has?  If Canada has to outsource its patients off to the US,  where will we outsource our patients?


The ABC News Infomercial, “Prescription for America“, was nothing more than a chance for the Obama to give long-winded vague answers to already predefined questions.  The program was defined as looking for solutions for a broken health care system.  But is our health care system broken?  When the pre-screened hand-picked audience was asked about the current state of health care in America, they all agreed it needed to be changed.  Just to give you and idea of how much time was spent by the Obama trying to answer questions, look at this chart:

graph copy3Out of the 75 minutes the network dedicated over the two programs (commercials excluded), the president managed to take 60 percent of that time: 45 minutes to give 19 vague responses – not exactly the “dialogue” advertised by ABC:

To give you another perspective on how one sided the whole ABC infomercial was, not one Republican critic was allowed to ask a question.  Not one critic of the plan.  Where is the fairness?  Where is the transparency?  Where is the promise of a new tone of civility in  government?  There was none and the State Run Media further proves my point.  Take the last part of the ABC infomercial where Aetna’s Insurance president Ron Williams said the Obama’s plan is like introducing a new competitor that has rulemaking ability that only the government will have.

Not to be undone by that slanderous remark to the Obama, Diane Sawyer decided to focus on the Aetna executive as being the bad guy:

“If I could, I’m going to bring in Ron Williams from Aetna, CEO of Aetna, and if I can reverse the order a little bit Mr. President, I’d like to ask a question of him and then let you comment on his answer,” Sawyer said. “Mr. Williams, Aetna, to take one, an insurance company. We hear people all over the country people see their premiums going up 119 percent in the last several years. They see the profits of the insurance companies, the billions and billions of dollars, even in a lean year. They see profits in the billions of dollars. Is the President right – that you need to be kept honest?

OK, the assumption by that line of questioning is that the insurance companies are dishonest.  That they are only after profit and they are unconcerned by the public’s need for affordable health care.  Are we to also assume that the government is as clean as the wind driven snow also?  That the state run media will report the news fairly and balanced?  Of course, anything that can be corrupted, will be corrupted.  Right now, there are more members of the Congress under investigation than insurance companies.  This whole ABC infomercial is nothing more than a sham, a television farce that promotes the Obama agenda of driving this country into a socialist welfare state.


Should be OBC, the Obama Broadcast Corporation, but Obama hates Corporations

Let us consider the role of  insurances companies.  Yes, insurance companies have refused to insure people with preconditions.  This is unfair and it should be stopped.  Insurance companies are inherently in the Risk business and therefore should not be allowed to either refuse or over-charge for insurance coverage.  Coverage costs should be rewarded  and reduced when a consumer takes steps to live a healthy life.  If however, a customer engages in risky behavior (i.e. smoking, alcoholism, drug usage) , then that should be priced accordingly, or at least provide coverage that accounts for that person’s risky behavior.  I am not saying that risky behavior needs to be regulated.  What I am saying is that behavior is the responsibility of the individual.  Insurance companies should promote education for healthy lifestyles and encourage a schedule of cost savings per individual habits, needs, affordability and willingness to pay the  premiums.  That is the individuals responsibility, and this is neither the insurance companies responsibility nor the governments responsibility to regulate the individuals activity.  Live your life as you want.  Live with your decisions on how you care for yourself, your children, your health, your lifestyle.  Your decisions.  That’s freedom.

Let’s consider the role of doctors.  There needs to be tort reform. The capping of out of control lawsuits that are driving the price of health care through the roof.  Right now, many doctors either over-prescribe or run a battery of tests to insure they are covering all bases in case the patient should sue for lack of treatment or diagnoses.   Doctors also need to practice reform among themselves.  When a physician is a bad practitioner, then physicians need to remove that person from accreditation.  When a physician looses their license to practice in any state, then they should not be granted a license to practice in another state.  Just like the quack doctor that used a screwdriver to mend a persons spine here in Hawai’i.  That same doctor lost his license in other states before moving here and finally killed his patient.  You cannot get a drivers license in another state if you have lost your license in another state.  The same should be true for medical licenses.

Let’s consider the role of government.  It is not the governments role to provide insurance of any kind.  Neither is it the government role to bail out insurance companies when they make bad business decisions.  Emphasis AIG.  It is neither in the Constitution nor is it in the Bill of Rights that government should provide health care for its citizens other than the defense of the republic.  The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people [Tenth Amendment].   Meaning if the individual states want to mandate health care, then it is that state’s prerogative to do so.  Let the people in that state pay for their own health care.

It has been tried before, and it did not work.  Hawai’i tried to enact a Universal Health Care system, but had to drop it after seven months because people that could afford their own children’s health care costs opted to drop their private care for the state care program.  It was a complete disaster.  The state could not afford  the costs and by law Hawai’i has to have a balanced budget.

That’s not the case for the Federal government.  The Federal government does not have to balance its budget like the states do by law.  The Federal government does not have to worry about competing  against private companies because the Federal government is not profit driven like private companies are.  The Federal government can change the rules anytime it wants. The Federal government will just raise taxes to pay for the cost of insuring health care.  As the cost of health care rises, the government will have to raise taxes to pay for the costs.  As the costs get higher and the people complain about the high costs, and the government will be forced to ration health care in order to pay for it.  Resulting in a Canada like health Care system.  Where will we outsource our health care?

Do you really want some pencil neck Washington bureaucrat to decide your health care decisions?

That’s what you are doing if you let the Obama pass his Universal Health Care.

What the Obama is trying to do is Unconstitutional.  Period.


So who taught the Obama what he knows?


Domestic Terrorist and Teacher of the Obama, Bill Ayers

Pulling the Strings of the Puppet


What’s for Dinner?


Mango Glazed Chicken Breast with Grilled Pineapple and Steamed  Jasmine Rice

House Passes Cap and Trade Bill


Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2454, the so called Climate Bill.

Which is really a Tax on Energy usage.

Expect prices for just about everything to rise exponentially

This morning, a 300 page amendment was added to the bill.




Obama has consistently Lied about Not Raising Taxes.  Now with the help of the Democratic led Congress, the first step to destroying our freedoms has begun.  Amendments added at the last minute, no one in the House had the time to read and understand what was in the amendment or in the Bill itself.

This is going to effect Hawai’i in the most adverse way possible. We rely on energy being available in order to live our lives.  This will reduce our standard of living in Hawai’i.  Everyone will be effected.

Listen to what Obama said

So he won’t raise our taxes, just on corporations that we need to sustain our way of life.  We do not have any of the so called Green Technologies in place to offset our current technologies.  How much abuse will will we take from politicians that don’t care about us any longer?

This will destroy tourism in Hawai’i.

This will destroy Business in Hawai’i

This will raise the price of Food in Hawai’i

This will raise the price of everything in Hawa’i

This will destroy Jobs in Hawai’i


Hopefully, the Senate will have the sense to see what this bill is and kill it.

We need leadership in our government.  Where are the adults?

Update: An epitaph from Vodkapundit: “Never have so few stolen so much from so many to achieve so little.”


What’s for Dinner?


Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Saute’ Broccoli and Mushrooms

Burger King Introduces: PornoBurger

A New Low In Vulgar Ads Aimed At Young Customers

A New Low In Vulgar Ads Aimed At Young Customers

(H/T) HotAir

As the new Burger King under construction in Pahoa nears completion, I am curious about what will be on the menu.  What will BK include with the sandwich, Condom’s or Condiments?  What will be next BK Porno product offering?  The John Holmes Smokin’ Chokin’ Chicken Sandwich, the Rod Jeremy Hot Pork Injection BBQ sandwich.  At $6.25 per sandwich it better come with a cold drink, fries, and cherry flavored edible panties.

Sex Sell, But Who’s Buying

Well, not exactly, but the lyrics are interchangeable.


What’s for Dinner?


Holoholo to Ken’s House of Pancakes fo sum Local Kine Grinds

Food you can Trust where it’s been.

Picture of the Day

Picture of the Day

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The International Space Station (ISS) happened to be in the right place at the right time to capture these spectacular pictures of a volcano erupting near Japan.

WOW, A Hole in the Sky!


What’s for Breakfast?


Macadamia Nut Pancakes with Turkey Sausage and Maple Syrup

Kona Coffee

The Art of Food


My previous article on Fast (Food) Times in Pahoa brought in some interesting comments that got me thinking about the whole food thing in Hawai’i, and for that matter, everywhere else in the world.  With all the cookbooks available, both online and in print, television shows and demonstrations, I’m really surprised that the art of creating your own breakfast, lunch, and dinner isn’t more practiced by the individual.  I mean, how hard is it to make a ham sandwich?


Having chickens to provide fresh eggs can be a lot of work.

If you don’t keep them contained in an area where the hens can lay eggs, then you’ll find eggs in all sort of strange places.


I mean seriously.  Everyday becomes an Easter Egg hunt.  Our chickens lay eggs just about everywhere around the house.  Sometimes our chickens disappear for about 21 days and show up with a brood of about 8 to 10 more chicks.  Thus the price for free eggs daily.  The price of store bought eggs are kind of pricey, so searching for fresh eggs daily around the house isn’t a bad thing after all.  But I digress…



Why do they call it Fast Food when you have to wait in a line this long to get your food?

Why do people want to eat in their cars for that matter rather than in a sit down restaurant?

Why wouldn’t people want to make their own breakfast, lunch or dinner?  And Snacks?



At the McDonald’s here in Kea’au, the drive through line snakes it’s way to the parking log entrance and at times, out onto the street.  Especially during peak hours the car lines get backed up.  Is it the convenience of already cooked food waiting to be packaged in paper wraps and bags that attracts people to these fast food places?  Curious, I went inside to sample the cuisine of Chef Ronald McDonald.


After my taste buds carefully analyzed the bland unseasoned mystery meat surrounded by one leaf of lettuce, a thinly sliced tomato, pickle, and some kind of sauce all stuffed into a doughy hamburger bun.   Including with the meal were cardboard like french fries.   I wondered what was missing.  Trans-fats?  This meal really wasn’t anything like what I remembered growing up.  It’s been a long time, years, since I’ve visited a McDonald’s and I was aware of changes made to the menu.  Or could it be that my tastes were changing?


Mmmm, Nothing like Deep Fried Bacon Wrapped Twinkies

Changing times and changing minds.  First it was the trans-fat controversy that sought to ban anything using trans-fats.  Second was the substitute fries for fresh fruit.  A novel approach to satisfy the Food Police condemnation of anything fast food.  However, was taste sacrificed in doing so?

Crisco_Cookbook_1912 When food used to taste good. Circa 1912, this Crisco Cookbook introduced the hydrogenation of animal fats used in everyday cooking.  Cakes, Muffins, Breads, Desserts, and even Fried Chicken.

Kentucky Fried Chicken used to used hydrogenated oils to fry their Finger Lickin’ Good chicken in their original and extra crispy recipes.

Now, with the exception for KFC fries, the chicken doesn’t taste anywhere near what I remembered it used to be in those lost years of my youth.

Then it was butter, of all the lists of animal fats to be damned.  The unholiest of all saturated fats.  Folding butter into flower to form a rue, a pie crust, a croissant for fluffy lightness and flavor.

The baked potato(e) stuffed with bacon bits, garlic chives, salt and pepper, shredded cheese, and a generous stick of butter to top it off.  Off Limits!

Next on the list of forbidden animal products was milk.  Not just milk, but whole milk.  Cream, cheese and other natural products that have been around for centuries.  Now the rich creamy delicacy is watered down.  Starved of its rich heavy molecules  that clog the arteries, seizes hearts, and thins the population through natural attrition.

For some reason, there are people that seem to think it is their duty to police and regulate the food we eat.  They say we, as Americans, are getting too fat.  That all this over weight is a strain on the American Health Care system.

Enter the Food Police, the Diet Dictators, the Advocates and Politicians that, if given a chance, will regulate your eating habits, what food you can purchase, and take your choice as a consumer away.  Because you’re all too stupid and irresponsible to manage your lives.

Here are The Top Ten Stupid Food Police Ideas:

  1. We’re going to Sue Them and Sue Them and Sue Them
  2. Sue their Parents and Sue their Doctors
  3. Banning Diet Sodas from Schools
  4. The “Zoning Diet” – Keep Restaurants out of Town
  5. Hide Candy behind the Counter
  6. No Sharing of Snacks at School
  7. Create a “National Food Czar”
  8. Place a Sin Tax on all Restaurant Meals Under Four Dollars
  9. Carding for Candy
  10. Completely Dismiss Personal Responsibility

Number Ten is the one I like the most.  It’s the one item that says you’re too stupid to make your own decisions.  That someone needs to regulate your eating habits, what foods you can purchase, and if you don’t comply, we’ll take you to court and force you to comply.  Nice to know someone is looking out for us.

Step into the Light


Or The Abyss

It’s like they treat food like it’s some kind of addiction.  It’s a War on Personal Responsibility brought on by the Gastronomical Gestapo.  Serious discussion has brought forth some of the most strange and bizarre suggestions by the food cops.  Big Government might have to step in and save people and children from Free Market Predators.  Laws need to be enacted to would allow a waiter to decide if a patron could have dessert, much like a bartender can decide whether to pour a customer another drink. Just as cigar bars were banned in California … ice cream parlors could get the axe.  Perhaps restaurants should install scales to determine what foods a customer can eat based on their weight.

cow farts

Probably all part of a larger conspiracy I suppose.


What’s for Dinner?


Steak and Lobster with Baked Potato and Garden Salad

With lots and lots of butter

Way Too Funny



Click on the Picture to see

What’s for Dinner?


Grilled Hawaiian Broadbill Swordfish with Spicy Mango Pineapple Salsa over Steamed Jasmine Rice

Fast (Food) Times in Pahoa

wikiwikiI’ve thoroughly enjoyed the News Reports, the FBI Blogs, and all the commentary about a Burger King restaurant opening in Pahoa.  The protests are just ketchup on the fries to me.  I mean, this is Pahoa.  Where people get defensive if you either challenge them about what you can, or can not, put in your body.  Never mind the jobs for minimum wage that will be created.  Especially for young people that need jobs that will help them develop a good work ethic and job entry skills.  Who knows?  The BK worker today,  may be the next Roy Yamaguchi tomorrow, or food critic.


Not Roy’s, but Mine’s

Actually, Sack-n-Save Poke.  Hawaiian Kine Fast Food.  Just mo bettah!

Anyway, I really don’t understand what all the beefs is about.  It’s not like BK is the first fast food restaurant in Pahoa.  It’s probably the corporate America hatred.  The anti-establishment, not in my back yard, no not another fast food joint, another greasy spoon, a Jack-n-the-Box, Ronald McDonald clown spot.  Only now, it’s a Burger King and a Kentucky Fried Chicken fast food chain, and if anyone has watched the current androgynous BK commercials, it’s hard to tell just what Burger King is selling anymore.  It’s like a Calvin Kline commercial.  What the hell are they selling?

You want Beef???

Eh!  If I no see Spam Misubi and Rice on the menu, I no order here!


What? No Rice!

How is this protecting Pahoa and from what?  We all have to eat.  It’s what allows us to live to see the next day.  We are what we eat, aren’t we?  Well, are we?  Who cares if a Burger King opens in Pahoa or anywhere else.  Well, apparently some people do have a legitimate argument against more Fast Food restaurants opening.  It doesn’t promote healthy eating habits.  I guess that BK Veggie Burger doesn’t count.  I’ll settle for a good ol’ Loco Moco.

Heck, if you don’t like the food.  Don’t eat it.


Love it or hate it.  Say what you want about Fast Food.  It’s here to stay, just like the coqui frog.  If you’re like me, that came from the mainland, where BK’s, Micky D’s, Wendy’s, Sonic, Whataburger, and Taco Bell and how many others are there that line the highways in just about every town in America.  It’s all a matter of taste and convenience.    The list goes on and on about the evils of fast food, but look at the nutrition value of a Lau Lau.  I love Lau Lau’s!

It’s a business.  They provide a service.  If that service thrives, then we all benefit.  It if fails, then that business goes away and someone else moves in to replace that business with whatever business they want.

Free Markets Baby!  That’s America!

Now for some real news:

State Run Media reporter almost Pees his pants after the Obama swats a fly.

Watch as the State Run Media reporter brings himself to an orgasmic tizzy after Obama swats a fly.  Watch as Obama solicits ego stroking comments from his press secretary.  Watch as the State Run Media reporter tells his story to all his State Run Media friends and swoons.  Obviously this journalistic excellence in the making.  Peta Protests!  The poor Fly was never read its Miranda Rights!



State Run Media Suckers


What’s For Dinner?


Grilled Chicken Salad with Balsamic Vinegar Dressing

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