Friday, August 31, 2007

The Convoy of Controversy

I've been "hearing in my head" this morning that song in the 70's by C. W. McCall, called "Convoy." Last week, our President interrupted his vacation to meet with the leaders of Mexico and Canada, AGAIN. And of course, just as in 2005, when this pact was being implemented, there are emotionally divisive issues making the headlines. It angered me to no end, that the administration used the life of Terri Schaivo and the heartbreak of her family to make divisive headlines; keeping the North American Union off of the front page, and as a lead news item. And this week we have Alberto's resignation, Hillary's famous fugitive campaign fund contributor turning himself in, another government "salvation" game for the spiraling housing market, the upcoming report from General Patreus on the ever divisive war in Iraq, and Senator Larry Craig. Let me say, right now, you know when half the GOP is ready to sacrifice one of "their own," we the people are in for a rude awakening!
Now, let's discuss these emotional issues that our government likes to dangle in front of us, while "they" are busy tending to the real business, which is trucking and transporation. And we were told the travel ID was for our anti-terrorism protection, Ha! It's ever so much bigger than that. We already know the deal is done with Canada and Mexico. He made the agreement in 2005, it's just a matter of ironing out the details, now, and keeping the American public in the dark until the official unveiling.
So, who will replace Alberto and will Congress keep pounding that old paritsan issue that forced his resignation? What if the President just appoints someone on the next Congressional vacation, like he did with John Bolton to the UN? How many of those "short termed" appointments can he decide? I really don't know, but I'm sure with this precision timing of calls for resignations or "stay the full course," there is something on the books. I personally think the next AG is going to tighten all the controls and tweak all the loopholes in preparation for National ID and our Police State.
Hillary is always going to have some outrageous "something" going on behind the scenes. That's just who the Clintons are. I can name a number of republican pundits that certainly owe thier livelihood and fame, not to mention, wealth, to the Clintons!
As for the housing market. A government has a great deal of power over the people who are dependent for the shelter of their children.
The War in Iraq is still going to be going on when President Bush leaves office or finds a technicality that enables him to stay, but regardless of the report, the troop surge will continue, and we'll be told what they decide we should hear.
As far as Larry Craig is concerned. What a deal. As I read the "signal list" for soliciting lewd behavior, I felt so naive. I wouldn't even know any of those were signals, if I hadn't just read them this week. So, now will we have a new "enlightened" paranoid population in every public restroom, or what? Why does Larry Craig immediately feel the need to inform whom ever he is dealing with that he is not gay? And, frankly, I have a few questions about the airport cop. He has certainly done his homework regarding lewdness in public restrooms, but I thought the airport cops were in there because of the threat of terrorism.
Well, while the pundits beat up the headlines, in the words of C.W. McCall . . . "they" have alredy made the deal with Mexico to "Let Them Truckers Roll."
The rich ruleth over the poor, and the borrower is servant to the lender. a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Creating the Crisis

Don't you just know, deep down, that all these errant republicans making the news are distracting sacrifices? . . . Don't you get the feeling with every resignation that something else is really brewing? . . . Isn't it like we are looking at "a show" but what we are seeing, isn't actually the "real deal?" And don't you just know there is another cataclysmic catastrophe around the bend? . . . And don't you just know there is some obscure piece of legislation that will either postpone an election or control it with "new, old" amendments? . . . It seems America has slipped into some strange "beyond the looking glass time warp" and there is just no getting out of it. When I read the headlines, I am reminded of another time and place. I keep thinking of the old days in Al-Anon. Just for the record, different husband, different "life," but the rhetoric and the terms of the organization still resonate. I remember when they told us that "as our significant other" attempted to give up the addiction, there would be times of creating a crisis. Well, since we have a President that is an admitted recovering alcoholic, don't you just wonder? I realize his fan club is in total denial of this, but the AA teachings and the Al Anon support groups do confirm that this is part of the behavior of a recovering alcoholic. I'm wondering just how many of his "following" are "unresolved enablers" or co-dependent. Just how many of the Bush camp would qualify as members of Al Anon with someone in their life? Is anybody else beginning to notice a marked difference between the Bush camp and true conservatives and the rest of the republican party? The Bush fans are no longer the mainstream members of the GOP. And anyone that is reading any news headlines at all is aware that those that claim to be republicans are no longer necessarily traditionally conservative in their "social interactions." That's why we have all this "taking responsibility business." With some of the Bush camp and supporters, "taking responsibility" is license to do whatever they choose, then when caught, simply take responsibility.
Having been through this sort of thing in my twenties with others in some sort of "recovery," I'm just waiting for "the other shoe to drop!"
Will it be another war? Will it be a postponement to a "free election" in America? Will it be more 'hand-wringing" helplessness? Whatever crisis comes to pass, it should come as no great surprise . . .
He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass. a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Two Years After Katrina

I copied and pasted some quotes from news articles to my notes today. It's been two years since Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast and I found it interesting, what has come to pass since this Cat 3 hurricane hit.
First, I will share the "fair and balanced" view of FOXNews:
BILOXI, Miss. — About 100 people prayed and sang Wednesday on the neatly manicured Biloxi town green, standing in the shadow of a Hurricane Katrina monument to remember the monster storm that left a wide swath of destruction along Mississippi's coastline two years ago.
Mayor A.J. Holloway said he is grateful for how far his city has come and proud of its people.
"God has been good to
Biloxi and its people of the Mississippi Gulf Coast," Holloway said. "We have a new outlook on life and a new appreciation for what's really important in life. It's not your car or your clothes or your possessions. It's being alive and knowing the importance of family and friends and knowing that we all have a higher power."

"We ring the bells for a city that is in recovery, that is struggling, that is performing miracles on a daily basis,"
New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin said

Perhaps Mr. Nagin could gain some insight to recover and a positive perspective from the Mayor of Biloxi.

Next, I will share a quote or two from CNN:
Protesters, remembering the government's slow response in the storm's immediate aftermath, planned to march from the Lower 9th Ward to Congo Square to spread their message that the government has also failed to help people return.
"People are angry and they want to send a message to politicians that they want them to do more and do it faster," said the Rev. Marshall Truehill, a Baptist pastor and community activist. "Nobody's going to be partying."
In New Orleans, a candlelight vigil was planned in Jackson Square at dusk Wednesday, right around the time the French Quarter last year started getting tipsy with street parties and residents choosing to remember the anniversary in their own unique way.

I think it was "their own unique way" that kind of disuaded me. First, we had the snow making machine in the deep south. The first step in a succession of many for poor management of federal funding. Then of course, there's the fact that two years later there is still a huge outcry of needing help, yet both Februarys since Katrina have managed to host a bustling MardiGras and Fat Tuesday extravaganza. I can't afford to not bother to be productive or throw away a ton money to celebrate, so why should I finance those that consider this manner of recovery, "their own unique way." This is America, finance your "own unique way!"

And last, but certainly not least is AP:
But Gina Martin, who is still living in Houston after Katrina destroyed her New Orleans home, was unconvinced. "Bush was down here again making more promises he isn't going to keep. The government has failed all of us. It's got to stop," she said.
Martin was among an estimated 1,000 people taking part in a protest march that started in the Lower 9th Ward. It was a uniquely New Orleans-style protest: There were signs accusing the Bush administration of murder and angry chants about the failure of government. But marchers also danced in the street accompanied by two brass bands.
In Gulfport, Miss., Gov. Haley Barbour urged people to see the positive. About 13,000 of his state's families are still living in FEMA trailers, but that's down from a peak of 48,000, and he expects they could all be out of the temporary housing in a year.

President Bush said 80% of the promised funds have been delivered, so . . . perhaps it is time to stop whining and demanding and realize, New Orleans; every day people have crisis situations and horrendous events, that don't get federal funding, and don't make the national news, and they have to rebuild their lives and simply do it!
Another thing I noticed, which is why I sent money to Biloxi rather than New Orleans, in the first place. Biloxi was willing to "help themselves" and have given G~D the glory. Just another point I couldn't help but notice, here, 2 years after Katrina. New Orleans has received a ton of federal funding, and they still say they are far from recover.
It would seem that those that rolled up their sleeves and got busy, have rebuilt and those that are still waiting to be rescued by their government, are still waiting and disappointed.
That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of G~d. New Testament

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Things I Find Hard to Believe

There are a few things in the news, these days, that I just find hard to believe.
I find it hard to believe that the Bush followers can't see that "we" are the destabilizing, inconsistent power in the Middle East. All this bluster from Bush about ties with Iran to Hezbollah and undermining the Lebanese government, is nonsense. If there really was an issue with Hezbollah in Lebanon, we'd have gotten involved last year with Israel. That's another thing I find hard to believe. If the present administration was truly "pro-Israel," the present administration wouldn't make it so difficult for an "ally" and certainly wouldn't leave them without allied defense.
Enough about Bush, there are other things I'm finding difficult to believe, these days.
What's with this Senator from Idaho? I find it hard to believe that he has had to "pre-emptively" squelch rumors and innuendo about his sexuality for 25 years. If he didn't do what he is accused of, then why did he plead guilty? He's a senator, he had to know somebody would find a year's probation "news worthy," especially under the circumstances. And all of his "family value" legislation . . . Me thinks he doth protest too loudly!
My next area of difficulty concerns Hillary Clinton. I can't believe some transportation union has endorsed her, considering the "experience" upon which she stands. Her experience amounts to being married to a governor and president, the very president that gave us NAFTA. I was shocked that the unions backed her husband in 1996 after NAFTA, but I am floored that the UTU has endorsed her. I find it hard to believe that . . . wait a minute, considering what has happened to the unions in America for the last 25 years, I guess this union is doing exactly what would be expected. It's just too bad, they can't see what they have done to themselves, already. I guess that's why corporate power is the power and union power has gone by the way side . . .
At the risk of sounding judgmental and biased, I find it hard to believe that Michael Vick has seen the light! It seems more that the spot light has flooded his life to full illumination. If Michael Vick has had a change of heart, great. If he's found Jesus, halleluyah! And if those two things have actually occurred, then I'm sure he will be humbly remorseful and repentant to the tune of returning his advances and stop blaming others for his actions. When the reference was made to poor or bad judgment, all I can say is; breaking the law is certainly a poor judgment call and very poor decision. We'll see if his life has changed enough to be willing to face the consequences. Right now, I find that hard to believe.
A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies. a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Monday, August 27, 2007

Adios, Alberto

Another member of the Bush camp, leaves for "all of the right reasons" under false accusations . . . Whatever. I wasn't a fan of Mr. Gonzales, I thought he went way over the top in presenting what was needed to "protect the people." Alberto Gonzales actually made John Ashcroft appear to be a reasonable man. And as someone from Missouri, I can assure you, making John Ashcroft seem reasonable is quite a feat, indeed. But by contrast, he has. I cannot say I am sorry to see Mr. Gonzales' resignation, actually quite to the contrary. But I think what I have noticed at this point is the number of times in the Bush tenure, that our President has said something is, or something is not, or something has been accomplished, or stay the course, or time to change, or whatever our President has claimed, very little of his statements seem to prove out later. I wish, we in America, knew what was going on. All we know is the political double speak of "he's staying, he's staying, he's staying . . . to I've accepted his resignation." We don't get any real concrete evidence or reasons, just vague, nondescript warning or acceptance. You know, if President Bush were truly the leader of a godly nation, and he claimed that he had prayed about his direction and stood firm on that, we'd have a President with the absolute power he so desires. Actually, if he were a godly leader of a godly nation, he would have all the power of heaven at his fingertips. But for now, he's accepting of the power that his followers give him. It would seem, at the rate that his "faithful inner circle" is resigning, perhaps we should be taking note of two things. Where are these people going after their resignation? Isn't a man of G~d supposed to get something accurate, at some point. I remember when our President said that Mr. Gonzales would not be resigning. Of course, this is the same man and same administration that claimed Weapons of Mass Destruction and stated "mission accomplished."
Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city: a prophet of Holy Scriptures

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Have I Reached the Party to Whom I'm Speaking?

The famous question of "Ernestine the Operator." Remember Lily Thomlin sitting at the switch board on Laugh In in the 60's? Well, probably many people don't, but that was back when operators actually answered the phone when someone dialed "0," and there was no charge on the bill! That was a time before 911 and 411 and when AT&T was the only phone company in town, but they said they tried not to act like it . . . Well that was then . . . At the advent of push button, we discovered that the phone company was already preparing us for a cashless society. "Someday" a person could press the * button or the # button and pay their bills or do their banking! Unheard of. Then the 80's came along and we had the Reagan years. With the Reagan years came government involvement into our communications system and AT&T was broken up! But it was an amicable breakup with Southwestern Bell and the rest of the Baby Bells still keeping in touch and working with Ma Bell, AT&T. The equipment would belong to AT&T, while the service would belong and be run by the "smaller" now independent bells. Of course, in the next two decades, came cell phones, the internet, blackberries, and Homeland Security! Now AT&T has been reunited, but in the interum, we all have gained cell phones. But I'm taking notice where there are signs posted where we can and cannot have them on. Has anyone else noticed the removal and absense of pay phones? I was shocked a few weeks ago to discover that there were no pay phones in a hospital! NONE. Now, of course, someone "let me" use the phone for an outside line, but there were no payphones. As I stumbled across rules of privacy, HIPPA, and lack of communication equipment to the "outside world," I began to realize through all the phone company changes, we've lost so much with what we've "gained." Our cell phones are all traceable. I don't even know how to operate a blackberry, but I'm sure they are quite trackable. Homeland security can track everything and everyone, but illegal immigrants and bin Laden. It's truly laughable, but it's our homeland security, none the less! And we've lost our pay phones. We can't call the operator for information or for free. There are places we actually do not have access with which to make a call, save for some person granting us permission to use "their communication system." And now, I get my bill, once again from AT&T. I think often of that old advertisement with the lineman doing his job faithfully and the sound clip stating, "We may be the only phone company in town, but we try not to act like it." Now that they are back to being the only phone company around, not only do they seem to act like it, the powers that be seem to want it that way.
Why can't payphones simply be like a public service? I realize AT&T is in business to make money, but they are doing that. Why are all the payphones disappearing, as we have come to accept every other decision that has been made regarding our "right to communicate?" Wouldn't it be great if the phone company got all excited about free speech? I'm not talking about no bills, just about telephone availability . . .
Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honourable men are famished . . . a prophet of Holy Scripture

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Problem on Wall Street is the "F" word: "Federal"

What if we connected point A, B, and C? Fact: A. Wall Street is shaky. Amateur investors are now involved. Mutual Funds continue to bounce through, changing and juggling constantly. Investors no longer have to buy in lots of 100 shares, or with their own money. The Dow Jones is higher than it has ever been, because the factor of inflation in the American economy is on Wall Street. America has outsourced jobs, the Big 3 are running behind, globally, and there are more Americans on Social Security and disability, than ever before. America is not a "producing nation," yet Wall Street is reaching new heights! That's because Wall Street has changed it's foundation. Wall Street is based upon trading paper, not actual investment of the value of a company's products.
B. The Federal Government has gotten very involved in big business, and the American Federal Government is basically from a business perspective; insolvent! Our federal government runs in the red, and our federal government is setting the direction of our nation, so . . . When the federal government is involved in housing and investment, we the people are ultimately going to discover just what some of the banks and sub-prime lending companies have come to understand.
C. When an insolvent entity, such as our government, steps in to regulate financing and subsidize Wall Street, we will quickly see that insolvency does not bring balance to a fragile financial situation.

I've included three paragraphs from the first website link I found in a Google Search, regarding Federal Mortgaging.

Federal Housing Administration
FHA Celebrates the 34 Millionth FHA Homeowner
FHA Commissioner, Brian Montgomery, introduced the Andrew and Angela Murin Family as its 34 millionth FHA Homeowner at the Murin's home in Edmond, Oklahoma. Mr. Montgomery also was the keynote speaker at the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas' conference on Preserving Homeownership: Addressing the Foreclosure Issue. The conference featured discussions with economists, industry professionals, lenders and community leaders on the impact of foreclosures and innovative strategies for intervention. Capping off the week he visited Champion Homes, a manufactured housing plant in Burleson, Texas.

Freddie Mac
Who We Are
Freddie Mac is a stockholder-owned corporation chartered by Congress in 1970 to keep money flowing to mortgage lenders in support of homeownership and rental housing. By doing so, we help lower housing costs and provide better access to home financing.
Regulation and Oversight
Federal oversight helps us play our vital role in America's housing system.
Public Policy
As a unique corporate entity created by Congress to serve specific housing policy objectives, we think carefully about the impacts of legislation, policies, and industry issues on our company and our ability to fulfill our mission.

About Fannie Mae
Fannie Mae is a shareholder-owned company with a public mission. We exist to expand affordable housing and bring global capital to local communities in order to serve the U.S. housing market. Fannie Mae has a federal charter and operates in America's secondary mortgage market to ensure that mortgage bankers and other lenders have enough funds to lend to home buyers at low rates. Our job is to help those who house America. Fannie Mae was created in 1938, under President Franklin D. Roosevelt, at a time when millions of families could not become homeowners, or risked losing their homes, for lack of a consistent supply of mortgage funds across America. The government established Fannie Mae in order to expand the flow of mortgage funds in all communities, at all times, under all economic conditions, and to help lower the costs to buy a home. In 1968, Fannie Mae was rechartered by Congress as a shareholder-owned company, funded solely with private capital raised from investors on Wall Street and around the world.

Our government is in real estate investment. Is our government involved to assist with mortgage loans for the financially bad risks or is our government simply involved to be in a position for ownership at the point of real estate repossession?
I have my idea about this Federal Housing Administration, Freddie Mac, and Fannie Mae. We, the people, just can't afford "Federal Money" to keep a roof over our heads.
Therefore shall his calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken without remedy. a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Captivating Conspiracy???

I noticed something last week that I felt I needed to research a bit. This morning, I heard on the news that some gas station owners in California have the same impression I do, so I think it's time to share my view. Due to some horrendous circumstances that began last month, I found myself, after nearly two years of semi-monthly trips to town as a passenger, suddenly; twice daily in the driver's seat. I found myself noticing the gasoline prices diligently, with just a feeling that "they" were getting ready to play with them again. I mean, the whole world, with the exception of the neo-con following, realizes, the American administration has done everything within its power to anger every oil rich nation on the globe. And those of us that are not neo-cons are also aware of this power play being perpetrated on us by government or corporate oil powers or both. With the history of the players, between Haliburton and Zapata Oil, it's truly difficult to differentiate between political power and corporate control.
Anyway, as I observed the price going down for the three weeks I was making my same trek, morning and evening, I was truly thankful that the prices were declining, but waiting for what I have found to be the pattern and protocol of the past few years. It seems there is a pattern of a small decline in price, then a fairly noticable one, then the "super unleaded" gets a few pennies cheaper than "regular unleaded," then it all goes up, markedly, at the pumps, when the tankers roll in the next week or two and refill. As I say, I've been watching this for a few years, but this time, I realized, we the people have so come to accept this treatment, that "they" didn't even wait for the tankers to roll in or for the "gas war" to be official. Remember when there was a certain day of the week, or month, depending upon the size of the town, that each station or company received their gasoline delivery and the price would fluctuate, accordingly? Well, not any more! Literally, overnight last week, all the gasoline prices in the area went up by 20 cents a gallon. And . . . we accepted it again! "They" know we will! How in the world, did every station in the area receive a new shipment of gasoline in that twelve hour period? And it was all the companies, well, the few that haven't merged, anyway. What did I learn from this little observation. The cost at the pump has absolutely nothing to do with the price of the gasoline when it's delivered. If this is acceptable business practice, just what is collusion?
We the customer have become the consumer, and we are at the mercy of those in connivance. Just how does a government police itself when it comes to corrupt cronyism?
My son . . . If they say . . . let us lurk privily for the innocent without cause:We shall find all precious substance, we shall fill our houses with spoil: Cast in thy lot among us; let us all have one purse: My son, walk not thou in the way with them; a Proverb of Holy Scripture

Monday, August 20, 2007

Candidate Update

It's been awhile since I gave a candidate update, so here goes.
I still haven't heard any more from Hillary. Perhaps I didn't send my question to the right "dot com." And as Jeff pointed out in one of his comments here, Hillary has already "accepted" where her stand is likely to be. I'm guessing, if she is elected, she'll remain as ineffective as she has been in the Senate. As a matter of fact, as she claims all this experience as first lady of Arkansas and first lady of the country, just what does that mean in accomplishments? She has had more unaccountable authority and unelected power than any person in recent US history, and what has she accomplished? Just what has she gotten done? I heard her comments on health care regarding other's failures, but I believe her 1993 attempt was also a failure and she has already explained being funded by big corporations, so I can't see that she's going to be any different than what we already have. Do I think Hillary could ever represent the common citizen? Hardly! She's managed to live in the finest "government housing" available while still maintaining the freedom to be unaccountable and make investments and accept donations. Let some other woman on government housing try that!
Let's move on to Mr. Obama. I've heard from his campaign committee 19 times, so far. Seventeen of those messages have come through my e-mail and two have come to my home by phone. I had to list my information if I wanted to post a question, so now my information is used at the discretion of his campaign, without having answered my question. I received a call the other evening, inviting me to some dinner or something about 80 miles away, and I asked why they were calling me. She said I had indicated I might be supportive. Well, I proceeded to tell her, Mr. Obama sounds like politics as usual. He was a "nobody" placed in the public spotlight at the Democratic National Convention in 2004. I'd say that was an obvious political move, then. He's asking for donations and he's saying "trust me." So, what's so different about him, than any other politician. I got tickled at her statement that told me I could go to his "dot com" and read all of his information, and that is when I realized; as messy as this nation is, I'm not about to cast a vote for someone that doesn't have any track record that shows, where he's been. It's so nice that he can continue to say that he didn't vote to go to Iraq. Well neither did any of the rest of us that weren't in the Senate or the House in 2002! He just doesn't seem like a guy that is in touch with, "we the people." And, he has taken advantage of the fact that I listed my phone number to ask a question. He hasn't, yet, answered my question, but he's used my phone number. If I wanted more government assumption and intrusion in my life, he'd have my vote!
I've heard from the Edwards camp 22 times, and all by the e-mail address I sent my question, so that's a good thing. Some of his stuff is kind of folksy and quaint and that's okay, too. I don't care for his health care idea and I know he'll end up raising taxes, but you know . . . I'd rather pay more taxes now, than leave this huge debt, run up by the current administration, for my grandchildren to pay. I am sorry that he sank to the level of "the conservative high road" in his ongoing feud with Ann Coulter. He shouldn't have called her a name, and frankly the one he chose indicates so much more power than she actually possesses, although the word, possessed, does cross my mind when I read her comments or view her "pundit performances."
So, that's the Candidate Update on the 20th of August, 2007.
Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers. the Prophets of Holy Scripture

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Our Medical System Needs a Remedy

I have found myself in a situation that I would have never guessed I'd be in. I've spent three weeks, night and day, at a hospital bedside. And you know, it stinks. Everything about it stinks. Let me qualify my viewpoint with the fact that I simply do not have any faith in doctors or the medical system. I place my faith in G-D, but that is not the order of the day, here in America. I don't have a TV at home, but I've seen plenty of television the past three weeks, and I had no idea that just about every other advertisement is for a medication. I have come to realize the programming of our nation appears to be highly effective. Through the news, it's heart and ulcer medications. Through the political programs, the advertisements are for cialis and viagra. Late night, we see medications for restless leg syndrome and sleep disorders. But that doesn't begin to scratch the surface of the American medical system. I've had the privilege of dealing with HIPPA, which is just stupid. HIPPA has so many loopholes for the system, and the patient can get lost or caught in every one of them. I also found out, nurses are exempt from the HIPPA rules. My husband's cousin is married to a nurse and to quote him, she "tracked him down" and found out which hospital he was in. For all of you that think HIPPA is there for your privacy and protection, think again! And hospitals have crossed the line from mercy, compassion, and charity to big, very big business. There are now charge cards that allow so much time to pay, interest free, for visits to a doctor, a dentist, or even a vet. Then the card has the same regulations and charges as any credit card, because many hospitals no longer carry accounts past thirty days, even with their disproportionately outrageous costs. Tell your insurance company to be quick or you'll find yourself dealing with collection agencies or attorneys. I read an article today, about a woman that has battled cancer, paid the cobra insurance premiums between employment, still had to file bankruptcy over the co-pay of her medical bills, and now she is busy working, so she can pay insurance premiums costing over $600.00 a month. Ah, the compassion of the big business that medicine truly is! I'm wondering when the price of medical care is going to be figured in to the "quality of life" equation. Which now brings me to the candidates and their ideas. I haven't heard that any of the GOP candidates have made health care an issue, with the exception of Tommy Thompson, who has now dropped out of the campaign, but he's on the board of VeriChip, the chip that is implanted for medical information and now endorsed by the AMA. Hillary seems to want socialized medicine. Obama proposes some gradual insurance coverage plan. You know, for a guy that is supposed to be a fresh face, a splash of political freshness; considering as instantly as he rose to political stardom, he certainly can't make any promises with such immediate results to "we the people." John Edwards wants to make health insurance mandatory like auto insurance. As I have observed, first hand, and listened to the candidates, I'm truly leaning toward socialized medicine. America ranks close to 40th in medical care world wide and past 40th in life expectancy. Apparently, what America is doing isn't really working so well, anyway. So, how can it be improved? I don't agree with John Edwards. I don't use hospitalization or doctors, so I shouldn't be forced to carry insurance. I have no idea what Obama is really even saying. He's got such "GQ" style, but this gradual stuff just doesn't keep me hanging on his every word. Hillary's socialized medicine, if that's really the plan, seems to be the best. I'm already paying taxes that are funding all sorts of things I don't believe in, so why not medical treatment as well? Then, people can actually make a choice. A hard working single mom that really puts her faith in medicine can afford treatment, and a person like myself, who doesn't choose to seek treatment is simply paying taxes. I'm not sure what we'll do with all the unemployed insurance salesmen and handlers, but socialized medicine will finally bring everyone to the place of knowing what they believe and where they place their trust. I know my mother-in-law and sister-in-law share the same faith. I've heard them both speak of life in the hands of a doctor, as if life were truly in the power of educated man. I'm thankful my loved one has survived this treatment, but I'll be very glad to leave this "temple of healing" and take him home to seek The Healer.
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the YHVH thy G-d, and wilt do that which is right in His sight, and wilt give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the YHVH that healeth thee.
I am the YHVH: that is My name: and My glory will I not give to another, neither My praise to graven images. Holy Scripture

Monday, August 13, 2007

Behind the Scenes

Friday was a big day in America. Karl Rove told the President he was resigning. The candidates turned up the volume and the charm in Iowa for the Straw Poll, and the Feds subsidised Wall Street to the tune of $35 billion. I find it absolutely amazing that in the midst of all the upheaval on Capitol Hill, Mr. Rove has decided now, after all he and the President have been through together; it's time to leave politics . . . If I were a betting woman, I would say things are closer to being in place for all the key players of this administration, to have their power outside the limits of politics. I noticed just before Tommy Thompson decided to drop out of the presidential race, the AMA has given new credence to Veri-Chip. The interview he gave before Saturday let us all know, a 2008 campaign was not really in his plan! He said if he came in below second, he was out. He'd never been second in any poll . . . Last I checked, Mr. Thompson was on the board of the company that owns Veri-Chip, but so far he hasn't reported receiving his microchip, just promoting them for everyone else! Hillary has owned up to taking corporate cash, and Mitt Romney is rich! So, although politics is a great show and wonderful scenery, the real power for either party, as always; is in money. The feds have a new plan to avoid a depression this time. They'll simply subsidise Wall Street. Is that not just the craziest thing, yet? The concern and instability is supposedly too many home loans and mortgages have been made to people with unstable or poor credit, and the investors are shakey. Don't you wonder just how many houses could have been subsidised with $35 billion dollars? So, if I understand this correctly. Mr. Rove is now protected from the questions of Congress and can return to the private sector officially above the law. The 2008 candidates can go on their merry way, living an already extravagant lifestyle, taking money from whomever is willing to give it. Tommy Thompson can return to his private life of power and continue to serve to better 'equip us all' for surveillance. And the mortgage companies can receive subsidies from the government while they go through the arduous and lengthy task of repossessing real estate from those Americans that just can't quite afford to have a roof over their heads!
But they that will be rich fall into temptation . . . which drown men in destruction and perdition. New Testament

Friday, August 10, 2007


As we continue to hear a higher death toll from the collapse of the bridge in Minneapolis, and yet another group of miners continue to be trapped beneath the surface of the earth, I wonder . . . why are we not getting a clue? As we continue to be devastated from these catastrophes, we continue to fund the building and rebuilding of the infrastructure of Baghdad. I understand that the President doesn't want to designate any road tax for road repairs and improvements, and we can all enjoy the so-called tax cuts this present administration has implemented, so our grandchildren can inherit the national debt. Meanwhile, I'm guessing the bridge in Minneapolis won't be repaired until we have some sort of legislation removing freedoms and causing restriction for transportation and general travel. It just seems every catastrophe in this country calls for more legislation for our security and safety, yet every other country we are involved in don't even have to have a respected government in place for us to continue to fund, build, rebuild, while those citizens enjoy new found freedoms exported from America, at the cost of American's freedoms.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free . . . New Testament

Thursday, August 09, 2007

One Big Party, And We the People Aren't Invited

Well, Congress is on vacation. This new Congress seems to be anything but "new." The democrats promised radical change and staunch opposition to the Bush regime, when the majority changed from right to left, and yet here we sit, nearly a year after the big "shake up" election. I'm literally amazed at just how much Bush policy continues to pass through the House and Senate, with the GOP in the minority, and supposedly some GOP moving away from Bush doctrine. Why couldn't the democrats be so powerful when they were the minority? And why are they still so impotent, now that they are the majority? I am truly, now convinced with this latest legislation before the "big break" that political parties are just for show. Let's face it; the politicians are going to do what is best for the politicians. The ones that were elected in 2006 have a considerable amount of time before they have to worry themselves with rallying votes again. We already know that 2008 is not about electing someone that truly will be a good leader, it's about voting against the "party" of non-choice. Hillary is the leading democrat right now and she openly admitted to taking big corprate money, and we already know what Clinton policy did to the unions with NAFTA, before Bill was reelected. Obama is 'promising' fresh and new, but it was clearly obvious at the national convention in 2004, before he was even elected to Senate, that the groundwork for his political career was in place. It just seems, that new faces, new names, and the 'opposing' parties continue to utilize the same methods and produce the same results. More war, more laws, more government spending, more party talk, with fewer rights, less representation, and empty promises from both sides of the political aisle.
Because to every purpose there is time and judgment, therefore the misery of man is great upon him . . . Holy Scripture

Friday, August 03, 2007

Will Be Back

Due to circumstances beyond my control, I am unable to post a regular daily blog at this time. I plan to return to normal circumstances by the 20th of August.
Please visit, again.

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