More on Charlie Gard

Now the London Sunday Times carries an article by Melanie Phillips defending the Great Ormond Hospital in the UK and ridiculing Charlie’s parents. She goes on to blame, without links or citations in context mind you, but only special quotes, from “hysterical American conservatives” and singling out American Thinker for special condemnation — for causing both the parents’ false hopes and the general public outcry over Charlie’s predicament.

You can read more about that here at this article by Daren Jonescu:

Hysterical AT Writers caused Charlie Gard to suffer

Reading through Ms. Phillips’ argument, one gets the sense of the whole emotional argument that Progressives make. It’s based on emotions. Not facts. She can’t even get straight who the argument is between.  She claims the argument was not between the parents and the all powerful State, but between the parents and the hospital. Well, I say, who runs the hospital?! The State!

How is it possible for a truly thinking person to miss that?

We as conservatives have to know the issues and what the true argument is. Progressives are all about emotion and will try to sway society with their rational-sounding debate. I don’t believe they really care about facts, having long ago thrown away absolutes, declaring that all was relative. Now all of their arguments are based on emotion and because they are, their thinking is all muddled and incoherent. Witness the current state of affairs in our news media, who ignore everything else going on to chase after Russia, Russia, Russia, all the time when, as yet, there is no evidence of a crime after all these months, yet they forsake all other stories. Is that rational? No, they hate the President and that is what it is all about.

But I will say this: their arguments based on emotion can sometimes tempt and sound good and true. But we on the other side of the debate cannot fall for it. It is the glittering, shiny deception of something that sounds good and true, but it’s not THE truth, like the serpent (for those who believe the bible) in the garden telling Eve she would not die; she would be like God. Notice it was the tree of GOOD and EVIL they were not to eat from. We cannot lose sight of the real true position. We must maintain a search and love for what the truth is if we are to turn the culture from its socialist death march.

Those who are determined to press on with their emotional arguments, but are undeterred by what the truth is, will progressively regress in their thinking into a muddled mass of incoherence. That is my prediction.

 

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Baby Charlie Gard…what it was really about

Hopefully, you have been following the saga of baby Charlie Gard, taken hostage by the British courts and the British National Health Care System (NHL). We can now say for sure that we have met those infamous Death Panels that show up when the government is paying the medical bills. The government then owns you lock, stock, and barrel. If you think that’s overstating it, you haven’t been following little Charlie’s story. What a cute baby he was too. Our congress had the opportunity to stop our march to this end result this week, but they said, “no” this week.

Because I cannot present the argument any better than Daren Jonescu, I implore you to read his/her posts at the following links. You don’t have to be uninformed, unless you choose to be. Be responsible! The country needs you!

Tyranny Bares Its Teeth (to defend babies, of course)

Charlie Gard’s Mother Permitted to Join Her Betters

The Totalitarian Ratchet Turns

Charlie Gard’s Parents Give Up—And You’re Next

Charlie Gard Has Died

RIP Charlie Gard—And Thank You

What the Charlie Gard Case Was Never About

Republicans caving? #draintheswamp

I have been reading a report this morning about a quiet, recently taped Republican meeting concerning how to repeal and replace ObamaDoesn’tCare.

I have one thing to say to the mealy-mouth, double-minded, squishy Rinos…CHARGE!..You didn’t have any problem passing, what, some 60 bills repealing it the last 8 years so that you could LOOK LIKE you were doing something the people demanded, all while knowing it would never pass the President’s desk.

Now you finally caught the bone…your REAL CHANCE to repeal it according to the people’s wishes and have the executive branch agree with it….and YOU are hesitating, and you are thinking about your next election,etc. etc. You NAUSEATE the American people. Do you honestly think if you DON’T do this, that YOU will survive your next election??? Are you kidding? You are delusional if you do. We will not forget. Can’t you tell…from the 2008 election on, the people have been slowly turning this thing, election after election….Pay ATTENTION! The Dems have lost some 1000 plus seats of government across the nation since 2008. Do you honestly think you can escape the dungheap of history if you don’t move forward when the opportunity is given you?

Haven’t you been paying attention? Trump won because he has single-handedly taken on  the political system and that includes your party too. Or are you secretly trying to sabotage his first term and his promises to the American people? The people know that some of you are, because you are against his presidency. No matter what he does, and no matter what you do, you will be labeled heartless, racist homophobes. Trump has figured this out, but some of you are still courting the left trying to be “friends.” One doesn’t make friends with a snake without getting badly bitten.

I and the American people who put Trump in office challenge you to be REAL MEN. Do what is right. Be true to yourselves, unless you are totally reprobate. In that case, resign, recognizing you don’t care about the country at all, and that disqualifies you for office, meaning you will not keep that oath you took, and thereby gain some honor for yourselves.

 

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When Will The American Electorate Say…Enough?

We’ve got  the VA scandals, where veterans are not getting timely healthcare and are dying (this speaks volumes about the future of Obamacare), Benghazi scandals, where no one is willing to admit fault for the deaths of 4 Americans, and the cover up and stonewalling has gone on for over a year, IRS scandals, where conservative groups were targeted to stifle tax exempt status, and thereby voice, (although I would certainly not let that stop my voice), Obama Care, where the regulations keep changing every time an election comes around…and the hits just keep on coming. When is the corruption enough? When are the people ready to confront the tyranny, soft or otherwise, that we see taking place?

We’ve got a mainstream media, yawning every time the administration makes decisions like refusing to prosecute election crimes when blacks are the perpetrators, refusing to prosecute illegal aliens (there, I said it.), but yet setting their sights on law abiding citizens who believe in the Constitution. I could go on…but if anyone has been paying even a modicum of attention to any sources besides the the Yawning and Fawning Lame-stream media, they are not unawares of the state we now find ourselves in.

Rick Moran has an article today over at americanthinker.com, “Obama administration creates slush fund to bribe insurance companies to keep rates low.” It’s about new regulations buried in dozens of new rules released last week. They must have made a quiet  media dump on Friday afternoon again. Sigh. Did they think we wouldn’t find out? Obama is equal to death by a thousand paper cuts, except for some of us. We may go quicker with him at the helm of the (VA) Healthcare system. Just hold on to your seats, everyone….it may get a bit rockier before his term is up.

And those vets that died? If I was a betting person, I would check to see if they had an R by their names in their voting records. Somehow I just can’t see him letting vets with the D by their names go…

Monday is Memorial Day. We commemorate our soldiers slain in war. Do something nice for a living vet. They deserve it. Especially now.

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…..

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.