It was only a short time back we announced that Beth was expecting a baby. We celebrated.
Now we learn that there is some concern about the baby’s heart rate. Tomorrow Beth goes to a specialist to have it checked out.
God watch over them and protect them.
****************** Update from Ma ************************
Phone call from the city in the east. All Clear!! The baby’s heart is alright!
For this we are eternally grateful God.
A Bill has been Introduced in Congress to Register Firearms and Owners-Truth!
Summary of the eRumor:
A forwarded email that says that Congress introduced HR-45, the Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009. The bill will make it mandatory for gun owners to have firearms registered and provide their Social Security numbers, drivers licenses, thumb prints and submit to a physical and mental evaluation.
There is a HR-45 bill that was introduce to the 111th Congress by Illinois Representative Bobby Rush by the title of “The Blair Holt Firearm Licensing and Record of Sale Act of 2009.”
The purpose of the bill, according its description in the Thomas legislative information directory of the Library of Congress, is “To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of certain firearms and for a record of sale system for those firearms, and for other purposes.”
HERE IS HIS RESPONSE WHEN HE BACKED OFF FROM HIS DECISION TO LET
THE MILITARY PAY FOR THEIR WAR INJURIES.
WHAT AN EMPTY HEADED PERSON HE MUST BE….
“Bad press, including major mockery of the plan by comedian Jon
Stewart, led to President Obama abandoning his proposal to require
veterans carry private health insurance to cover the estimated $540
million annual cost to the federal government of treatment for injuries
to military personnel received during their tours on active duty. The
President admitted that he was puzzled by the magnitude of the
opposition to his proposal.
“Look, it’s an all volunteer force,” Obama complained. “Nobody
made these guys go to war. They had to have known and accepted the
risks.. Now they whine about bearing the costs of their choice? It
doesn’t compute..” “I thought these were people who were proud to
sacrifice for their country, “Obama continued. “I wasn’t asking for
blood, just money. With the country facing the worst financial crisis in
its history, I’d have thought that the patriotic thing to do would be to
try to help reduce the nation’s deficit. I guess I underestimated the
selfishness of some of my fellow Americans.”
Please pass this on to every one including every vet and their
families whom you know.”
I would ask who’s side this guy in on, but I already know. It’s not America.
Make A Wish!
Look who is in the news!! It’s Da Julie!
She is now officially the poster girl for Selflessness. You see Jesus appeared to her in the form of a homeless man with a sign that said “Hungry Need Food” near Guardian Angel Church. They had two packages of cookies in the car. They gave them to him, and he devoured them.
That set off a chain of events that resulted in Julie’s wish for money for the food kitchen at Guradian Angel Parish.
We all knew what a special girl Julie is. Now the world does too.
TRICARE FOR LIFE’S FUTURE….
TRICARE For Life was instituted to correct the broken promise that military retirees would receive free healthcare coverage for life and it covers the Medicare co-pay. Now a heavy assault has begun on Veterans’/Retirees’
benefits to pay for other programs our President promised during the campaign. An it is a high priority of his administration. The one item of most interest to Retired Military is in Article 189. If approved by Congress
the first assault wave would hit in 2011 and would hit hard. It would initiate cost sharing to require retirees to pay the first $525 of medical cost and 50% of the next $4,725 for a first year cost of $2,888 per person. It would be indexed to increase with inflation. A reason given for this action (for PR effect) is “overuse” by Retiree s.
For those of you who are covered by TFL you will want to pay attention (Below) to what BG Bob Clements has surfaced about the future of TFL.
In any case, on page 189 of the Congressional Budget Office report, see the note below on how to get to that spot, there is a strong recommendation to eventually eliminate the program as it is too expensive. Just another move to slight those of us who dedicated much of our adult lives to the defense of our country. Heads-up from BG Bob Clements,USAF Ret(P38 Bob)
The following has been added to the Congressional Budget Office Web
a. Budget, Options, Volume 1: Health Care
For those who have never opened one of these web sites from OMB :
1. double click on the above URL
2. click on PDF
3. click on the binoculars
4. do a search for TFL
Now here it is folks and I will guarantee if you sit around on your behind and do nothing about it as they bring these options forward this coming year, you will lose one of the best healthcare benefits that the Medicare eligible retired military have.It is short of the promises made that we fought so hard for back in the late 90s and early 2000s but it is
still the best healthcare program that anyone in the United States has, bar none.
People who are professionals always look for the channel of least resistance when it comes to cutting money out of the Federal and DOD budget. I can tell you this straight on, military retirees are one of those channels
of least resistance noted for sitting around, doing nothing, and waiting for ole Joe to do it for them. You had better wake up. Your medical benefits are prime target. If you lose them, you have nobody to blame but yourself country.
To show you how stupid these professionals can be at times just read the data on the noted sites closely. You will see that in spite of the MTFs (Military Treatment Facility) need to get patients back to keep their doctors busy and the hospitals from going to clinic status, these people from OMB would employ a means to keep retirees from using MTF facilities by
charging them a fee for services. How dumb can you get.
Even if you are an Obama fan, and believe that changeth cometh, TFL option from OMB will not go away. They need the money they spend on you for other programs for people who produce nothing but votes to keep their boss in office.
These people hate the military and will cut them to pieces any and every way possible
Regarding THIS….Senator Cornyn’s letter is below
The Truth About Health Care Insurance Reform..sort of
The full text
of Sen. Cornyn’s letter to President Obama is below–
Dear President Obama, I write to express my concern about a new White House program to monitor American citizens’ speech opposing your health care policies, and to seek your assurances that this program is being carried out in a manner consistent with the First Amendment and America’s tradition of free speech and public discourse.
Yesterday, in an official White House release entitled “Facts are Stubborn Things,” the White House Director of New Media, Macon Phillips, asserted that20there was “a lot of disinformation out there,” and encouraged citizens to report “fishy” speech opposing your health care policies to the White House. Phillips specifically targeted private, unpublished, even casual speech, writing that “rumors often travel just below the surface via chain emails or through casual conversation.” Phillips wrote “If you get an email or see something on the web about health insurance reform that seems fishy, send it to email@example.com.
” I am not aware of any precedent for a President asking American citizens to report their fellow citizens to the White House for pure political speech that is deemed “fishy” or otherwise inimical to the White House’s political interests.
By requesting that citizens send “fishy” emails to the White House, it is inevitable that the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and private speech of U.S. citizens will be reported to the White House. You should not be surprised that these actions taken by your White House staff raise the specter of a data collection program. As Congress debates health care reform and other critical policy matters, citizen engagement must not be chilled by fear of government monitoring the exercise of free speech rights.
I can only imagine the level of justifiable outrage had your predecessor asked Americans to forward emails critical of his policies to the White House. I suspect that you would have been leading the charge in condemni ng such a program-and I would have been at your side denouncing such heavy-handed government action.
So I urge you to cease this program immediately. At the very least, I request that you detail to Congress and the public the protocols that your White House is following to purge the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in “fishy” speech. And I respectfully request an answer to the following:
* How do you intend to use the names, email addresses, IP addresses, and identities of citizens who are reported to have engaged in “fishy” speech?
* How do you intend to notify citizens who have been reported for “fishy” speech?
* What action do you intend to take against citizens who have been reported for engaging in “fishy” speech?
* Do your own past statements qualify as “disinformation”? For example, is it “disinformation” to note that in 2003 you said:”I happen to be a proponent of a single-payer universal health care plan”?
I look forward to your prompt response.
Sincerely, JOHN CORNYN
United States Senator
Okay …. everyone reading this be sure to smile. Urkel is probably taking your photo as we speak!
I have been remiss in pumping stories into this blog. I hope to do better. In the mean time I want to give you a link to a website that a great deal of work has gone into. You can watch as it develops.
Daniel is the first candidate that V4A is fortunate to support. Hopefully we will have 2 more soon. Those of you who have set up websites know how much work goes into it. Mostly now it is a simple template that we will develop and polish over the upcoming weeks.
Let me also say … that GoDaddy is no easy server to deal with. It took days to get the thing acquired, the domain owned, and the ability to upload files have been achieved.
If you have a chance check it out and tell us what works for you and what doesn’t. Upcoming items are Daniel’s Bio, a link to donate on, position statement, side features on the Extreem Makeover episode, and general info on Danny.