Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Facebook, today



"Friend" Jim Matthews? Ummmm...I think I'll pass!



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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Congratulations are in Order

Congratulations to William (Will) Morgan, Boy Scout from Troop 140, on being honored this evening at the Whitemarsh Township Board of Supervisors meeting. Will was my son Jesse's very first patrol leader when Jesse 'bridged over" from Cub Scouts.

Will has earned the rank of Eagle Scout and the township is publicly honoring him for this great achievement.

Nationwide, less than 2% of all Boy Scouts achieve the rank of Eagle.

Will and his parents should be very proud. As a member of the Troop 140 committee, I sure am.



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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Bogeyman's Gonna Getcha!

I'm getting tired of the whole "Bogeyman's gonna getcha" tactics that BHO is using to stir up the waters of this health care issue.

The problem with the whole "health care reform" debate is that, in fact, the health care system isn't broken. It's not a health care issue, it's an insurance issue.

Everybody has access to health care...just look at the hospital emergency rooms, full of people with the flu and ingrown toenails. Hospitals are not allowed, by law, to turn them away without being seen. It comes down to who is paying for health care.

I'm currently unemployed, and my wife works...she gets health insurance through her employer. For those who do not, unfortunately, they have to pay, just as I do for homeowners, life and car insurance.

Do I want the federal gov't. meddling in those insurances, just because Joe Citizen can't afford full coverage, like I can? No!

This whole debate isn't about access to health care, it's about access to insurance. If one goes to work, even at a fast food joint, they have access to health insurance. One has to be willing to give up that Blackberry, the extra premium channels on their cable tv, and maybe the $35.00+ a week cigarette habit they have.

I'm out of work and we've cut back. People can afford insurance, but, if the gov't. keeps telling them "we'll take care of you", where's the incentive?

This is all smoke and mirrors, anyway. BHO thinks he can "scare" the American public into believing that the healthcare crisis is a "bogeyman" so to speak, but remember...after 8 years of Clinton failure on this topic, and 8 years of Bush not doing anything (b/c nothing needed to be done) the fact is, 16+ years have gone by and nobody is lining up to die because there lacks a national health care system.





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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The President Explains Why Healthcare will fail...

...all the while trying to convince us that it will not!

H/T to "Republican Study Committee" on Facebook.


President Obama's defense of government-run health care: "If you think about it, UPS and FedEx are doing just fine… It’s the post office that’s always having problems."

Thank you, Mr. President for explaining to us that National, single provider health care will not work!


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Saturday, August 8, 2009

It's like riding a bike...

I got an email today concerning our Former Senator, Rick Santorum, and the content of it pissed me off.

The person who wrote it flamed the former senator at face value, but did so without any substance..."flinging poo" so to speak. He also flamed someone who used to work for the senator, again, without substance, only for the sake of being insulting.

While the Dems accept ALL sorts of Dems just because they are Dems, we continue to kill our party by not accepting all of our Republicans into the "Big Tent" we continuously tout that we embrace. We use terms like "I held my nose and pulled the lever" or “I didn't vote for that guy at all" to show our distaste. This is one of the reasons there is a President Obama (instead of maybe a President Clinton or President McCain)

I don't get it...while the Democrats are organizing and becoming a force to be reckoned with, we have continually splintered as a party because "he's not conservative enough" or "she's not anti-abortion" or "he's an extremist", etc. We implode, rather than embrace someone who is fiscally or socially moderate. (for the record, I am both fiscally and socially ├╝berconservative...)

It's a pity. I pull straight lever, every time, because I want Republicans to win, and, we can win...we just don't really want to bad enough. There is no “perfect world” and there are no perfect Republicans. We must accept and embrace this to win elections.


I'm freakin' back.

B.





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