Really, Nancy?

Representative Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) recently informed the nation that July Fourth isn’t just for fireworks and independence any more. It is also the day we should “celebrate” Obamacare.

Sure July Fourth is traditionally celebrated as the day we declared independence from Great Britain, an action that preceded the Revolutionary War and set the tone for our nascent nation. But now it has another significance. As far as Pelosi is concerned it is “health independence” day, too.

From the San Francisco lady herself. Do we need any more proof that progressives really want us to forget the history of our country? Here’s what she said in a press briefing recorded by CSPAN….

“Pretty soon we’ll all be leaving for the Fourth of July recess. Next week, when we celebrate Independence Day we’ll also be observing health independence.

This week marks one year since the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act. It captures the spirit of our founders. The spirit they wrote in the Declaration of Independence: life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. The Affordable Care Act offers just that–a healthier life and the liberty to pursue a person’s happiness to be free of constraint, be job-locked, because they’re policy-locked and so if you wanted to be a cameraman, a writer, you want to be self employed, if you want to be, start a business, if you want to change jobs, whatever it is you want to do you are free, you have the liberty to do.

So, we’ve had Social Security, Medicare, and now health independence, and that’s something our members will take home to celebrate over this Independence Day.”

Yes, Nancy, I will certainly be celebrating health independence…independence from an oppressive, tyrannical federal government that deserves all the de-funding I and every other red-blooded, freedom-loving  American can and should muster. Godspeed to you.

I’d post her photo, but I don’t want to. Instead I will post this…

What it's really all about.

What it’s really all about.

….as the list of the People’s grievances continues to grow…..

About Those New Medical Codes

The Blaze did some fact checking about Senator Rand Paul’s hilarious speech (see my prior post). It seems his references to these codes being implemented by Obamacare are not exactly accurate. The codes the U.S. uses number at 18,000. These codes are organized by the World Health Organization under the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding system. The U.S. currently operated on ICD-9.

The coding scheme Sen. Paul was referring to was ICD-10, written many years ago and is the sytem that most of the world currently operates on. Its implementation here was approved under the Bush administration in 2008 but was pushed back to 2013. The Obama administration has now pushed it back to October of 2014 to give doctors more time to prepare for the changes.

Here is a complete list of the codes if you wish to look them over.

Classifications

The view of some in the government is this increase in the number of codes is expected to increase the cost of compliance, unduly burden the system even more, and do nothing to improve healthcare.

Struck by a Turtle or Bit by a Turtle

Today saw a highly entertaining morning on the Glen Beck program as Glenn, Stu and Pat examined the new medical diagnostic codes coming out that will inform the federal government what injuries Americans are receiving. The focus of their attention was on the speech that Rand Paul gave earlier this year to the Iowa Republican Party, which is quite remarkable. You can read and hear an excerpt of the speech here.  Full speech is here.

Apparently 122,000 new medical diagnostic codes have been added to our existing coding system, currently with 18,000 codes, by our ever industrious government. (I think they must lie awake at night thinking of new things to foist upon the American people.) Injuries sustained from turtles and macaws made the list. Have you ever been injured by any of these creatures? And there are 9 separate injuries by macaws that are in the new codes. Glenn, Stu, and Pat speculated on what those 9 injuries might be. They had a really hard time coming up with 9….

The folks on the Glenn Beck program have a wonderful gift for taking a silly topic like this, tossing it around and back and forth at each other, poking fun at it, and adding to all the silliness. It was very funny, and if you didn’t hear it, you should. It makes for a light-hearted morning…if it wasn’t for the fact that this is our federal government spending their time on the taxpayer dime doing such inane things. You really must hear it to believe it.

Oh yeh…burning water skis got their own code too.

Running for Local Office

So…I  haven’t posted here in a while. It’s hard to keep up with more than one blog and I’m not doing that well over on the other one! I’ve published a children’s book this spring and I now work part time for a weekly newspaper.

I thought the information about Marco Rubio was important. There’s also some question about his natural born status. I don’t think he meets the definition because his parents came from Cuba and weren’t citizens  when he was born. At least that’s what my investigation has revealed. His attitude toward the immigration debate shows his allegiance is not to our laws, in my opinion.

Anyway, I want to talk about my recent run for election. I’ve noticed that in our country these days, sometimes the law isn’t taken very seriously. This definitely comes from the top post in Washington, D.C. and I believe it filters down into every area. What the top man allows seems to tell others they can do it too.

In my township, we have a man in elected office who doesn’t live in the township. Now, he claims he does, but in actuality, he does not. He has been our township supervisor now for 4 years. He beat out a friend of mine who actually does live in the township and who had served honorably for 16 years. This year he decided to run for trustee. I decided it was time to do something to stop him.  Since I missed a deadline to challenge his nomination, I had to move on to other methods. I have decided that this deadline is actually for the members of his particular party since I, as a member of the opposing party, would have no actual knowledge of his candidacy other than what I might hear through the grapevine. I did not attend their caucus.

Since I missed the deadline that I had no knowledge of, I decided to run against him in particular, as an absentee candidate. This was a way to dislodge him from the office he was seeking. In the event that he would win, the state election board told me that I could ask for a hearing into his residency. I lost the election, and the lawyers for the township refused my request for a hearing, saying my request was “untimely” since I should have opposed his nomination in the time period allowed, even though I couldn’t be sure he was nominated.  It’s all very vague, in a way. So the lawyers denied me a hearing, giving me some legal mumbo jumbo and reminding me of some other requirements for that office that he doesn’t meet.

Let’s just say I must now take the last and perhaps final step. And it’s a very serious step. Why should I do it? Because it’s the right thing to do. Because the only way for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing. Because “we have a set of freaking laws in this country” as Pat (from the Glenn Beck show) says. I have counsel from the state election board that this is the next step. I have waited for a time, not wanting to cost the taxpayers of my township any financial hardship and needing to make sure they would not be strapped with legal bills. We have poked and prodded the frog, but he does not want to budge. I wonder if the $50 a month he receives will be worth the hassle in the end. Stay tuned.

Marco Rubio for President?

There has been much speculation and talk in the Republican party about what a great candidate for President Marco Rubio would make. Yesterday, Powerline blog at www.powerlineblog.com posted something that should not sit well with any law-abiding citizen of this country. Again, it makes the case for the Constitutional requirements that only natural-born citizens be elevated to the highest offices in the land. His bias and legislative efforts against enforcing the laws on immigration is documented in the post.  The Daily Caller is referenced as the place the information came from. Who knew? Republican party, pay attention.  Here’s the link to the post by Paul Mirengoff. The original post at the Daily Caller is by Charles C. Johnson. Here’s the link to that post.

Words From Winston

On questions of economic law it does not matter at all what the electors think or vote or say.  The economic laws proceed.  (1929)

“All men are created equal,” says the American Declaration of Independence.  “All man shall be kept equal,” say the British Socialist Party.

——-Winston Churchill

(H/T to powerlineblog.com)

Have You Checked In With Your Girl Scout Troop Lately?

I guess nothing is sacred in our country any more.  Nothing is untouched by political correctness and political agenda.  Nothing is untouched by the encroaching government agenda determined to blur the lines between good and evil, male and female, right and wrong. Even the Girl Scouts, the time honored organization supposedly aimed at teaching young girls virtue and citizenship as well as other noteworthy qualities to equip them for adulthood.

The Washington Times is reporting that the Girl Scouts’ cookie drive supports abortion and  Planned Parenthood activities.  Guess I’ll be giving up their cookies.  I’m not interested in supporting a political agenda that runs against my own time honored values of virtue and citizenship.  Oh yeh, the Girl Scout troops are also being forced to accept into their membership young boys with gender identity issues.  See the article here.  Virtue, my eye.  Talk about confusing for young girls.  This is social programming and indoctrination at its finest.  I always thought the Girl Scouts was a private group.  But then, for years I  have watched the Boy Scouts be assailed by similar destructive and pc agendas.  So now I will do my patriotic duty and refuse to buy those cookies.  I hope others will join me. Besides, I need to lose weight anyway.

The current media relations director of the GS is one Joshua Ackley, who ten years ago was the front man for the Dead Betties, a homopunk band.  He appears in publicity photos dressed in women’s clothing and then appears naked and feigning masturbation in music videos according to the Times.

Yeh…virtue, my eye.  Who hired this guy anyway?