Thought I'd share the pumpkin my friend's husband carved...as it's the scariest thing I've seen this year...
Friday, October 25, 2013
I hate to beat a dead horse, but really, this one isn't dead! And it is killing our jobs, our economy and the best healthcare system in the world. And, it hasn't even been fully implemented. Employers aren't hiring, because, as we speak, new regulations are being written. How can a company plan for that? No one knows what these new policies will cost, but those who have found out have been shocked. Not at how much they are able to save. NO. At how much more they will be forced to pay. The Obama Administration is closely guarding how many people have actually enrolled. Can you guess why? I can't. I can only assume it is because a) people aren't able to navigate the system well enough to enroll, or b) once people see what these new policies are gonna cost, they simply do not enroll. Either way, the news can't be good.
So, the Affordable Care Act is NOT affordable, and more people are losing access to Care than are gaining it as a result of this law. (see article below) This is not about politics. This is about the general welfare of the American People.
A scant three weeks ago, Ted Cruz made his heroic 21 hour speech on the Senate floor, detailing the catastrophe this law would be for the American people. For this, he was called a terrorist, a traitor, and anarchist, a loony bird, a suicide bomber, and more. He has received death threats from the more fevered brains on the left. He has been excoriated as much by the establishment Republicans as he has by the Democrats.
After proposing to defund Obamacare, and having that go nowhere, the Republicans proposed to Obama and the Democrats two things: that the personal mandate be delayed one year, and the Congress, Staff, Labor Unions and President submit themselves to the same laws they are forcing on us, the American People.
We can't do that! We can't be subjected to this kind of tactics! This is extortion! Terrorism! Why, we want a CLEAN resolution!, they bellowed. And Harry Reid wouldn't even allow it to be debated.
Fast forward to today. Senator Joe Manchin, D, proposed a one year delay. Secretary Sebilius signaled (your favorite word, Nate) that maybe it should be delayed. Oh, what forward thinkers they are! See how much they care?
The Titanic has just scraped the iceberg. Most are still laughing and joking. The Captain is playing it down. Everyone knows the Titanic is unsinkable! Rearrange the deck chairs! Have a drink! But a few of us are looking at reality, and it isn't looking good. Maybe it's time some of you Libs to slap yourselves and start waking up. This will be a disaster. For all of us. You, too.
Health insurance cancellation notices soar above Obamacare enrollment rates
Thursday, October 24, 2013
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Apparently, I live in one of the most neurotic states in the country... That explains a lot.
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
I must confess I am perplexed by the indifference of Christians in America to the plight of Christians worldwide. Here in America, Christians seem to be very pro-Israel, which I am as well. But when you actually read up on the subject, it is clear there is a world-wide genocide raging against Christians, with nary a peep about it in the Christian community. I Googled "violence against Christians" and got 28,600,000 hits. In Syria, entire Christian villages are being destroyed. Iraq has seen a mass exodus of Christians since 1990. Many villages in these two countries speak Aramaic, the language of Jesus. What a precious group.
Perhaps there is much to learn from them, since Western Christianity has been filtered through many different cultures and languages; Greek, Latin, Old English, and finally, American English, in the case of American Christians. Having read the Peshetta Bible, translated by Dr. Lamsas, a Bible scholar raised speaking the Aramaic language, I can tell you there are many passages that are difficult to understand in the King James Version are clear in that Bible. For example, in Aramaic, the word for camel and for rope are one and the same, providing for much needed clarity in the passage where Jesus says: "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. KJV" If you read "rope" instead of "camel" the passage makes more sense. And no, it wasn't a small gate into Jerusalem.
By the way, I am also opposed to the genocide and destruction of Buddhist temples and culture around the world. Can't we just all get along?
Rand Paul Tells Christians To Fight Global Persecution Step one: Pray. Step two: For the love of all that's holy, stop contributing to the problem.