Friday, August 21, 2009

This is Satire

This is just too good to ignore. It was lifted in its entirety from the IMAO web site and presented below. (Ed: This link is offered with the usual disclaimer to warn of rough language and occasional adult situations.)

August 19, 2009

Man Arrested for Brandishing Constitution at Obama RallyPosted by Harvey at 5:26 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — A man carrying a copy of the US Constitution was arrested while demonstrating outside President Obama’s speech to veterans on Monday.

Hater with hateful hate speech

Although Arizona law currently allows citizens to openly carry a Constitution for purposes of self-defense against tyrants and despots, such laws are usurped in the presence of the President.

“A venue is considered a federal site when the Secret Service is protecting the president and federal law applies on a federal site,” said Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan.

Because the Constitution contains language “limiting” the powers of President - and was also written by slave-owners who considered blacks to be “three-fifths” of a person and not eligible for the office of the Presidency - the document is not protected as “free speech”. Instead, it’s covered under federal hate speech laws if one is brought within 1000 feet of President Obama.

White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said that the incident was being taken “very seriously” and that the FBI was considering further action.

“The US Constitution is a violent and revolutionary document, directly responsible for at least two wars in this nation,” said Gibbs. “Insurrectionist chatter like that may require us to consider charges of treason. We’re currently investigating the possibility, which will take some time, since no one in this administration has ever actually examined the document in question.”

“Free speech is not an absolute,” explained FBI spokesman John Miller. “You can’t yell ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theater. Waving a Constitution around is essentially yelling ‘freedom!’ at a crowded Obama rally. We consider this sort of offensive language a direct threat to civil order in general and the President in particular, and it will not be tolerated.”


These GUYS ARE good. This is satire in its finest hour—and really scary.

With this concept in mind: try to enjoy the rest of your day.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Obamacare—the Critique Balance

Previously we have offered comments on thirty of the pages of the health care bill attempting to work its way through the house. Below you will find the balance of the issues noted with page references.

For your information, I am including pg 425 and 430, lines 4-12, 22-25 and 11-15 respectively even though sponsors of the bill have claimed they have little interest in pursuing them. In fairness, they absolutely claim that these items will not appear in the final bill.. Yeah, and the check’s in the mail.

PG 272 SEC. 1145 – Controls treatment given at Cancer hospitals – Cancer patients – Welcome to rationing

Page 280 Sec 1151 – The Govt will penalize hospitals for what Govt deems preventable readmissions

Pg 298 Lines 9-11 – Doctors that treat a patient during initial admission that results in a readmission will be penalized

Pg 317 L 13-20 – Prohibition on ownership/investment. Govt tells Doctors what/how much they can own.

Pg 317-318 lines 21-25,1-3 – Prohibition on expansion- Govt is mandating hospitals cannot expand

pg 321 2-13 – Hospitals have opportunity to apply for exception to expansion rule, but “community input” (ie, ACORN) required.

Pg 341 Lines 3-9 – Govt has authority to disqualify Medicare Advanced Plans, HMOs, etc., forcing people into Govt plan

Pg 354 Sec 1177 – Govt will restrict enrollment of Special needs people.

Pg 379 Sec 1191 – Govt creates more bureaucracy – Telehealth Advisory Committee. (Health Care by phone)

PG 425 Lines 4-12 – Govt mandates Advance Care Planning Consultations. Senior Citizens must meet with Govt representatives on a regular basis (more often if ill) to discuss “end of life” issues

Pg 425 Lines 17-19 – Govt will instruct & consult regarding living wills, durable powers of attorney. Mandatory!

PG 425 Lines 22-25, 426 Lines 1-3 – Govt provides approved list of end of life resources, guiding you in death

PG 427 Lines 15-24 – Govt mandates program for orders for end of life. The Govt has a say in how your life ends

Pg 429 Lines 1-9 An “Advance care planning consult” will be used frequently as patients health deteriorates

PG 429 Lines 10-12 “Advance care consultation” may include an order for end of life plans.

Pg 429 Lines 13-25 – The govt will specify which Doctors can write an end of life order.

PG 430 Lines 11-15 – The Govt will decide what level of treatment you will have at end of life

Pg 469 – Community Based Home Medical Services (ACORN Medical Svcs)

Page 472 Lines 14-17 – Monthly payments to community-based organizations (ACORN)

PG 489 Sec 1308 – The Govt will cover Marriage & Family therapy. Which means they will insert Govt into your marriage

Pg 494-498 Govt will cover Mental Health Services including defining, creating, rationing those svcs

This brazen attempt to exert government control over 16% (and rising) of our national gross domestic product is a horrible concept. The incumbent controls which accompany that usurpation is pure evil.

There are admittedly, many aspects of our health care in America which could stand some “tweaking” to smooth out equality and insure better care for all. The bulk of those issues, medical, tort reform, continued research, restoration of Medicare finances and others could well be dealt with in individual targeted legislation. By so doing, each matter would get the attention and consideration it deserves and not be lost in a perfect storm of socialization and unwarrented government control.

This all deserves prayer and protest. Each of us has the responsibility to do both.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Agrarian Reform

Today, a huge majority of our citizens are far removed from the agricultural roots that were so vital to the formation of the republic. They do still retain a vague understanding of some aspects of rural life. Although most buy their milk at a grocery store, they have a hazy idea of where it comes from and the requirements to produce it.

The following cartoon came over the internet and provides a perfect illustration for those who are distant from their background and bored stiff by economics.

There now; didn’t that brighten your day?

In His abiding love

Cecil Moon

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Morning Rant 105

I must be one of the most fortunate men alive. Not only was I privileged to hear Steve Mapes recall his last missionary trip to the Philippines and the marvelous progress made by those working in that end of the vineyard but also I stayed for the dinner afterward. Steve came armed with a power point presentation which detailed the Lord’s work in that island republic and with all the enthusiasm which only the young can muster. It was marvelous. He is an able servant of the Lord.

There are occasions when after church, either with Jan and the Baptists or on my forays to worship with the Saints in Miami, OK that I become concerned with the obvious note that both congregations are aging. It is wonderful to be with folks my age who are steeped in their accumulated love of the Lord. It is even more uplifting to see a balanced age representation to be assured that His work will continue. I realize that when I pass others must take my spot and continue what I leave undone. With that in mind I rejoice for both groups that they have youngsters at various stages of development and they will also acquire the maturity in the spirit to keep the work alive. God is good!

A Bible scholar -- not!

During the campaign, the president made a speech in the mid-west emphasizing the importance of his faith. He claimed his favorite bible verse was John 16:3.

If I were charitable, I would attribute this faux pas to a clueless speech writer who was unfamiliar with scripture. On second thought it may be that the president is indeed, enthralled by the one quoted. If you think about it--it makes more sense.

To remind you, John 16:3 states:

“And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.” (KJV)

Carelessness or divine intervention--who can say for sure?

Preparation for September 12

Nearly sixty years ago I lived in the District of Columbia, worked a midnight shift at the FBI and went to George Washington Univ. in the evenings before work. Even back then, parking was a horror and I could never get closer than a half mile from 10th and Pennsylvania and an even worse result at GW. At 19 or 20, one doesn’t even notice a half mile or a mile walk. It’s just part of life and requires little more effort than showing up in time to do it.

Nearly sixty years later it is quite a different matter. To insure my ability to cope with the challenges I will face from impossible parking, I have launched a vigorous program of training. I modestly started with a mile the first day and added additional distance since and intend to increase until I can handle ten miles a day without collapsing in a pile. I’m 28 days out and believe I should be able to get in reasonable shape by then. If my daughter can run 26 in a marathon, I should be able to manage to walk ten. Unlike her, I must gradually add weight to equal what I will carry while afoot. Signage, camera, bull-horn and the rest add up so I would be unrealistic not to be ready. In the process, I’m hoping that the 215 lbs. of lard I’m starting with may diminish also.
Although I have no hope of gaining expertise in the many issues which our nation is facing. I would, however, like to be conversant enough on most of them to make a logical protest if they come up. Since the administration has managed to create a crisis a day since January, it requires constant vigilance to discuss the issue de jour. Even though much of current controversy is raised as a smoke screen to cloud other more important matters, each must be addressed and dealt with.

I am certain that I shall never have the opportunity to address a gathering, engage a representative, or be interviewed by a news source. It has happened in smaller venues but this is the Big Leagues and rookies aren’t starters. I still want to be prepared in the unlikely event it would happen. I don’t want to be as bumbling as Obama is without a teleprompter. My principal role is as a statistic. My heart's desire would be to be included in a “reported million protestors.” I could handle that as a complete victory on a personal level. Were that the case, the nation would be the primary beneficiary.

There is plenty of time left to work this trip into your busy schedule. Practice your best screaming voice and join the crowd. It will be an event you will never forget. This is an opportunity to demonstrate your love of liberty and your endurance on a very public stage. You will be tired, frustrated, inconvenienced, and somewhat uncomfortable but at the end of the day you will have participated in a very primitive democratic process. Come on--join the fun. It’s easy to find Washington; just drive east until you see a mountainous pile of lies.

Grandma’s Reprieve

Perhaps one of the most onerous of the proposals contained within the health-care bill is/was the “End of life option.” The thought of cutting off Grandma’s lifeline was a step too far. The additional thought of turning grandma’s future over to career bureaucrats with little medical experience was all the more offensive.

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) declared: "the provision had been dropped from consideration because it could be misinterpreted or implemented incorrectly." In other words, the provision which was announced as vital to the overall program is conveniently shelved--for now.

Well, that’s one awful proposal down and umpty-leven more remain. What Grassley did not announce was that once the parent bill was passed it would be all too convenient to add the offending issue at a later date dressed up in a suitable disguise.

And finally

Back a few months ago, I quoted an article I lifted from the AARP magazine about the COLA on social security payments. For the first time in decades there will be no COLA and elder payments will remain the same. Now, the geniuses in charge are wondering why so many seniors have shown up a various events and accused the government about not caring and ignoring their needs.

Gee, could there possibly be a connection?

Amidst all of this, God continues to provide every needful blessing and the strength to carry on this fight against the oppressive elites who would rule our lives. A much needed rain is on the horizon, the bushes are in bloom, the birds continue to gorge at the feeders, God’s in His heaven and all’s right with the world--nearly.

In His abiding love,

Cecil Moon