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The GOP’s key negotiator on heath care reform Senator Charles Grassley (R-IA) said he doesn’t expect the public option sought by Brother O and the progressive Democrats to be in a final deal.

“There are things that … I have said can’t be in a bill. There are some instructions from my caucus I have tried to take to the table: no public option, no rationing and tort reform,” Grassley said.

However, Grassley would not say what he could accept for fear he would be negotiating through the press.

Apparently Grassley’s been around Washington for so long the wax build up has made his role as “Republican” negotiator incomprehensible to him.  The Iowa senior Senator’s obviously having great difficulty comprehending what the American people and his party say is not negotiable.

Okay Senator, imagine you’re walking home from a hard day at the office and you stop briefly on a bridge to watch the river flow and ease your troubled mind. A beat cop approaches you and says, “NO public option! NO rationing! And the biggest no-no of all … NO deal without tort reform!”

Capiche? Here endeth the lesson.

I.M. Kane

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The Executive Orders

By Nancy Matthis

Barack Hussein Obama already has the legal authority to enslave the United States citizenry. That power was allocated to the office of President of the United States in a series of executive orders signed into law one by one throughout the last several administrations.

The persuasion for enacting these orders was to

  • postulate some imaginary crisis that MIGHT occur — devastating hurricane, massive terrorist attack, virulent pandemic, and
  • define draconian authority for the president to deal with the hypothetical emergency.

The tools for a Marxist takeover of the United States are already in place. All that remains is to manufacture a crisis to trigger the implementation of these executive powers. Hurricanes are still random events of nature, so the socialist revolutionaries in the executive branch must look at the other two options.

The sudden attack on the Central Intelligence Agency that we are currently witnessing will weaken our ability to forestall a terrorist attack. The vaccine for the H1N1 virus being forced on the citizens without adequate testing has the lethal ability to CAUSE a pandemic. So the flashpoint for implementing the “new order” may be one of these two catastrophes.

Most citizens are blissfully ignorant of the state defined by the executive orders, one in which the government can forcibly take control of every aspect of their lives. They are preoccupied with the activities of everyday life — working, raising their children, going to church, enjoying their vacation days. Those of us who have become aware of the “clear and present danger” must alert everyone to the scope of these executive orders — before it is too late.

And this must be done immediately, in light of the power grab currently being undertaken by the Obama administration. In a bill currently before the Senate, Obama is seeking authority to shut down the Internet. Note that he already has the power to suspend the Constitution and to nullify habeas corpus and all other personal liberties and rights, which would include the power to confiscate our guns.

The Executive Orders

Here’s a partial list of executive orders that already have the force of law — The FEMA list of Presidential Executive Orders. All of these were in place before Barack Hussein Obama took the oath of office:

  • #10995 by John Kennedy, 1962: ASSIGNING TELECOMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT FUNCTIONS — Seizure of all communications media in the United States.
  • #10997 by John Kennedy, 1962: ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF THE INTERIOR — Seizure of all electric power, fuels, and minerals, both public and private.
  • #10998 by John Kennedy, 1962: ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE — Seizure of all food supplies and resources, public, and private, all farms and farm equipment.
  • #10999 by John Kennedy, 1962: ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF COMMERCE — Seizure of all means of transportation, including personal cars, trucks or vehicles of any kind and total control over all highways, seaports and waterways.
  • #11000 by John Kennedy, 1962: ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF LABOR — Seizure of all American population for work forces under federal supervision, including dividing families as necessary according to governmental plans.
  • #11001 by John Kennedy, 1962: ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE SECRETARY OF HEALTH, EDUCATION, AND WELFARE — Seizure of all health, education and welfare facilities, both public and private.
  • #11002by John Kennedy, 1962: ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE POSTMASTER GENERAL — Empowers the Postmaster General to register all men, women and children in the U.S.
  • #11003 by John Kennedy, 1962: ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION AGENCY — Seizure of all airports and aircraft.
  • #11004 by John Kennedy, 1962: ASSIGNING CERTAIN EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE HOUSING AND HOME FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR — Seizure of all housing and finance authorities, to establish Forced Relocation. Designates areas to be abandoned as “unsafe,” establishes new locations for populations, relocates communications, builds new housing with public (’tax-payers’) funds.
  • #11005 by John Kennedy, 1962: ASSIGNING EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FUNCTIONS TO THE INTERSTATE COMMERCE COMMISSION — Seizure of all railroads, inland waterways and storage facilities, public and private.
  • #11051 by John Kennedy, 1962: PRESCRIBING RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY PLANNING IN THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT — Provides the Office of Emergency Planning complete authorization to put the above orders into effect in times of increased international tension or economic or financial crisis.
  • #11490 by Richard Nixon, 1969: Assigning emergency preparedness functions to Federal departments and agencies — Combines Executive Orders #11001 to #11005 and #11051 into a single Executive Order.
  • #11921 by Gerald Ford, 1976: Adjusting Emergency Preparedness Assignments to Organizational and Functional Changes in Federal Departments and Agencies — F.E.M.A. is authorized to develop plans control energy, prices and wages, credit and the money supply to U.S. banks in the event of a ‘National Emergency.’ Congress may not review a President’s decision to enforce a ‘National Emergency’ for six months. (emphasis mine)
  • #12656 by Ronald Reagan, 1988: Assignment of Emergency Preparedness Responsibilities — The National Security Council given authority to determine requisite emergency powers (increased domestic surveillance, isolation of communities, restriction of movement for groups and individuals in the USA, control of airspace, use of the national guard to enforce laws and seal borders).
  • #12919 by Bill Clinton, 1994: NATIONAL DEFENSE INDUSTRIAL RESOURCES PREPAREDNESS — “National Defense Industrial Resources Preparedness” delegates authorities, responsibilities and allocations of F.E.M.A.’s Executive Orders for the confiscation of ALL PROPERTY from the American people, and their re-location and assignment to ‘labor’ camps. This Executive Order also supersedes or revokes eleven (11) previous Executive Orders [from 1939 through 1991] and amends Executive Order #10789 and #11790. The declaration of a ‘National Emergency’ by the President may immediately lead to the implementation of all or part of these provisions and if he so desires he may implement martial law, suspend the Constitution, nullify habeas corpus and all other personal liberties and rights. 

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What Retired People Do for Fun

(H/T – Wayne)

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.

Well, for example, the other day my wife and I went into town shopping.

We were in a store for about five minutes, and when we came out, a cop was writing out a parking ticket.

We approached him and said, ‘Come on man, how about cutting people a break?’

He ignored us and continued writing the ticket, so I called him a Nazi turd.  He glared at me and started writing another ticket for having worn tires.

Then my wife called him a shit-head. He finished the second ticket, put it on the windshield with the first and started writing a third ticket.

The name-calling and ticket writing went on for about 20 minutes. The more we verbally abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

Personally, we didn’t care. We came into town by bus, and the car had an Obama sticker.

We try to have a little fun each day now that we’re retired. It’s important at our age.

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Adopting Sweden’s Single-Payer System Would Make U.S. Health Care Worse

David Hogberg, senior policy analyst at the National Center for Public Policy Research, examines Sweden’s heavily socialized single-payer health care system and concludes the first-world country provides third-world access to health care.

According to Hogberg, Sweden’s heavily-funded government operated health care system is plagued by rising costs, and to offset those costs the government rations health care by instituting waiting lists for medical appointments and surgery, which have adverse and sometimes tragic consequences for patients.

He adds his tuppence worth for U.S. policymakers by pointing out that a single-payer system does not hold down costs and results in rationing of care. He also warns them not to prevent health care providers who fail to provide patients with quality care from going out of business.

The lesson policymakers should learn from Sweden is “that when a nation adopts market-oriented reform for its health care system, the reforms will fail if the market is not permitted to work.”

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