Friday, July 31, 2009

Keep that ammo coming boss

Muslim Principal Fires Legendary
Christian Wrestling Coach

“We are getting a glimpse of what happens when Muslims who refuse to accept American values and principles gain political power in an American community.  Failure to renew coach Marszalek’s contract had nothing to do with wrestling and everything to do with religion.”

The meat of the story ...
Marszalek, who had coached wrestling for 35 years, had achieved a legendary status in the wrestling community.  Earning more that 450 wins, and sending numerous wrestlers to various collegiate programs, he was elected to the Michigan High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, named “Sportsman of the Year” by the All-American Athletic Association.  Marszalek’s contract was not renewed because of his association with a Christian volunteer coach, Trey Hancock, who the principal accused of converting a Muslim student to Christianity during a summer camp not connected with the school or Coach Marszalek. ... The full story ...
I won't say what I think ought be done, because I don't have to.

Fruit fly?

Nobody will know ...
.. what this is umless they've already been told.   When I tell you, you'll smack your head and say out loud - OMG, how could I be so stupid as to miss that."

Waxman - open them eyes so's we can see'em

Seeing the whites of their eyes ...

'If they can't administer program like this 'clunker deal', I'd be concerned about health insurance'...

Waxman Looks to Wrap Markup by 2 p.m.

By Steven T. Dennis
Roll Call Staff
July 31, 2009, 10:52 a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) said Friday he hopes to adopt the deal he crafted with Blue Dog Democrats to cut $100 billion from the health care overhaul and finish his health markup by 2 p.m.

$100 Billion?  Who gives a rat's ass about money that isn't real any more?  It's not the money Congressmen - it's this! It's about what amounts to a declaration of war on us!  See how many bombshells will hit you squarely on the head.  What? You're okay with The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.?  You're happy as a fly on Pelosi's crotch that Government will order end-of-life treatment; dictates how your life ends.?  Well hell, if you want to commit suicide, at least think of a way that will benefit the rest of us, you selfish dick. Sheesh. 


 • Page 22: Mandates audits of all employers that self-insure!
 • Page 29: Admission: your health care will be rationed!
 • Page 30: A government committee will decide what treatments and benefits you get (and, unlike an insurer, there will be no appeals process)
Page 42: The "Health Choices Commissioner" will decide health benefits for you. You will have no choice. None.
 • Page 50: * All non-US citizens, illegal or not, will be provided with free healthcare services*.

(Again, your taxes paying for non-citizens)
 • Page 58: Every person will be issued a National ID Healthcard.
 *_• Page 59: The federal government will have direct, real-time access to all individual bank accounts for electronic funds transfer.
 _*• Page 65: *Taxpayers will subsidize all union retiree and community organizer health plans20(read: SEIU, UAW and ACORN)*

(This means that Union Retirees and Community Organizer Health Plans will be exempt from this healthcare benefits plan, just like Congress, and the American taxpayer pays for it.)
 • Page 72: All private healthcare plans must conform to government rules to participate in a Healthcare Exchange.
 • Page 84: All private healthcare plans must participate in the Healthcare Exchange (i.e., total government control of private plans)
 • Page 91: *Government mandates linguistic infrastructure for services; translation: illegal aliens*
 *_• Page 95: The Government will pay ACORN and Americorps to sign up individuals for Government-run Health Care plan.
 _*• Page 102: Those eligible for Medicaid will be automatically enrolled: you have no choice in the matter.
 • Page 124: No company can sue the government for pr ice-fixing. No "judicial review" is permitted against the government monopoly. Put simply, private insurers will be crushed.
 • Page 127: *The AMA sold doctors out: the government will set wages*.
 *• Page 145: An employer MUST auto-enroll employees into the government-run public plan. No alternatives.
 *• Page 126: Employers MUST pay healthcare bills for part-time employees AND their families.
 *• Page 149: Any employer with a payroll of $400K or more, who does not offer the _public option_, pays an 8% tax on payroll
 • Page 150: Any employer with a payroll of $250K-400K or more, who does not offer the _public option_, pays a 2 to 6% tax on payroll
 • Page 167: Any individual who doesn’t' have acceptable healthcare (according to the government) will be taxed 2.5% of income.
 • Page 170: Any NON-RESIDENT alien is exempt from individual taxes (Americans will pay for them).
 *• *_Page 195: Officers and employees of Government Healthcare Bureaucracy will have access to ALL American financial and personal records._*
 • Page 203: "The tax imposed under this section shall not be treated as tax." Yes, it really says that.
 • Page 239: *Bill will reduce physician services for Medicaid. Seniors and the poor most affected*."
 • Page 241: Doctors: no matter what specialty you have, you'll all be paid the same (thanks, AMA!)
 • Page 253: Government sets value of doctors' time, their professional judgment, etc.
 • Page 265: Government mandates and controls productivity for private healthcare industries.
 • Page 268: Government regulates rental and purchase of power-driven wheelchairs.
 • Page 272: Cancer patients: welcome to the wonderful world of rationing!
 • Page 280: Hospitals will be penalized for what the government deems preventable re-admissions.
 • Page 298: Doctors: if you treat a patient during an initial admission that results in a readmission, you will be penalized by the government.
 • Page 317: *Doctors: you are now prohibited for owning and investing in healthcare companies*!
 • Page 318: Prohibition on hospital expansion. Hospitals cannot expand without gov ernment approval.
 • Page 321: Hospital expansion hinges on "community" input: in other words, yet another payoff for ACORN.
 • Page 335: Government mandates establishment of outcome-based measures: i.e., rationing.
 • Page 341: Government has authority to disqualify Medicare Advantage Plans, HMOs, etc.
 • Page 354: *Government will restrict enrollment of SPECIAL NEEDS individuals*.
 • Page 379: More bureaucracy: Telehealth Advisory Committee (healthcare by phone).
 • Page 425: More bureaucracy: Advance Care Planning Consult: Senior Citizens, assisted suicide, euthanasia?
 • Page 425: Government will instruct and consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney, etc. Mandatory. Appears to lock in estate taxes ahead of time.
 *_• Page 425: Government provides approved list of end-of-life resources, guiding you in death._*
 • Page 427: Government mandates program that=2 0orders end-of-life treatment; government dictates how your life ends.
 • Page 429: *Advance Care Planning Consult will be used to dictate treatment as patient's health deteriorates. This can include an ORDER for end-of-life plans. An ORDER from the GOVERNMENT.*
 _*• Page 430: Government will decide what level of treatments you may have at end-of-life.
 *_• Page 469: Community-based Home Medical Services: more payoffs for ACORN.
 • Page 472: Payments to Community-based organizations: more payoffs for ACORN.
 • Page 489: Government will cover marriage and family therapy. Government intervenes in your marriage.
 • Page 494: Government will cover mental health services: defining, creating and rationing those services.

Our Love

Time 4 a million gun march

Police were called on a group of retirees who refused to leave Sen. Dianne Feinstein's West Los Angeles office until she talked to them about health care reform.

RAIN

MoSup

Front Loading Gleick

The Man, The Legend,
The Poster Boy For
San Francisco Smug

Dubbed a "visionary on the environment" by the British Broadcasting Corporation and named one of 15 people the president should listen to by Wired Magazine, Gleick continues to create and advocate vanguard solutions to our most pressing water and environmental threats.

Gleick received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley.

And Dr. Peter Gleick wants to know Why do YOU still have a top-loading washing machine?

Gleick's SF Chron article was brought to my attention by Marc Miller in comments about Colorado Power raising fees on "Solar panel freeloaders."   Maybe in a few years we'll see this headline:

San Francisco Municipal Water to ratchet up fees on front loading free loaders!

Marc was actually drawing attention to comments made by Bay Area readers. Sample:
Gee. Aren't front loading washing machines an ENTITLEMENT? Doesn't the world OWE me a $1000 "green" washing machine? Gee, I want one. And a house on the Pacific. But I have to save up so I can pay the increased TAXES. Why do I have to pay TAXES? I'm not a millionaire. BTW, what kind of "doctor" is this guy? What credentials does he have? Did he get them at the University of F.W. Woolworth?
 Most of the others were, I thought, predictably pasty faced.  But it's the Gleickster I'm after.  First of all, he fits perfectly my vision of what a condescending, meddling, pasty faced San Francisco Liberal ought look like, don't you agree?  The perfect male bookend to generic pasty faced maggot pie girl of long standing.  The BBC thinks he's one of 15 people Obama should listen to?  I bet this guy had something to do with Bill Clinton too. On his way out the door, amidst  the spree of pardon selling and furniture stealing, Clinton issued the executive order killing the top loading washing machine.  Some comments I recorded at the time included:
In another of the little-noticed Clinton midnight regulations, the Department of Energy (DOE) -- the same agency that couldn't keep nuclear secrets -- issued a stealth edict that will force the popular top-loading washing machines off the market. Instead consumers will be forced to buy so-called "horizontal access," or front-loading machines, which cost $200 to $300 more. Needless to say, the appliance manufacturers rushed to embrace this ruling since there is room for more profit in the higher-price structure. And besides, they got tax credits for being good sports.
and ..
In a back-room deal without consumers or taxpayers present, the Clinton-Gore environmentalists conspired with industry to mandate the manufacture of only front-loading, instead of top-loading, washing machines . . . . [T]he regulations will actually add $240 to the price of a clothes washer. . . . The reason for these mandates is that the Gore-style environmentalists want to reduce the amount of water and electricity Americans use in order to comply with United Nations treaties about energy, even if the United States hasn't ratified them. . . ."
So, I'm not well disposed to be buying one. When I leave this mortal coil, my home will  have in place my original 50 gallon toilets, and our top loading washer.  I take my victories where I can.  USA UAS USA 

Smart Chucking

Ssshhhhhh...
Smart Cars - make ya wanna chuck
don't tell anyone
SMART car owners have been left Smarting over a new craze — for chucking their motors into canals. Dutch pranksters in Amsterdam have dumped dozens of the tiny two-seater cars into the city's waterways. And now police fear the bizarre trend will spread to the UK and the rest of Europe. Eco-friendly Smart cars are small enough to be picked up by just a few people and dumped into the Dutch capital's canals, reports De Telegraaf newspaper. . One victim Casper de Jong was woken by police after they found his Smart floating in the waterway outside his apartment. Mr de Jong said: "Several weeks ago the same thing happened to my companion's Smart. Both cars were a complete write-off." One Smart sales worker said: "We're not supposed to talk about this because the police don't want the craze to spread but we've had quite a few drowned cars returned to us."
Well, the average smart car weighs 1,500 to 1,800 pounds. It seems smart chucking is easier in Europe since, for some reason, smart cars weigh less there then they do in the states, anywhere from 150 to 300 pounds less. But don't ask me why, because I don't know. There's a lot of speculation on the web about why, but I didn't see any real answers, probably because I didn't look very hard for them. I really don't care all that much since I ain't buying one. I just wanted to tell you how much they weighed. In case you wanted to chuck one.