Monday, March 29, 2010

Not Really About Health Care

I got the above from Wintery Knight's blog. There's much more good stuff to read there. I re-posted the video for the stupidity of Max Baucus actually stating what the right already knew, but what the left was trying to hide. The redistribution of wealth, that not-socialist intention of Barry & Co. and their blatant not-hatred of those who create wealth is again on display, admitted in public for the edification of the people. The guy sounds hammered. He had to have been to spill the beans. I wonder how Barry feels when his people speak out of turn like this.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Where We Stand II

This article is another look at the current state of affairs, and why anyone with any sense at all needs to be more involved politically and reject progressive/liberal/Democrat ideology.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


In the previous post, I mentioned a protester at a local rally wondering if armed revolt is warranted should Obamacare pass the House vote. Bubba reminded that such an option should not be dismissed and may indeed be necessary at some undefined point in the future. Dan jumped on it as if there are actual plans afoot to bring about such a response. Of course, he thinks this is a done deal as do many libs who can't see past the rhetoric to understand what is really going on.

This excellent J.R. Dunn article clearly points out a number of reasons that underline my belief that armed rebellion is not close to necessity. He adds some that didn't come to mind.

Consider also the fact that members of Barry's own party required bribery to cast a "yes" vote. Only the totally corrupted liberal (almost a redundancy) would overlook such a thing and constituents of those who were so bribed will not likely forget, especially if they are among the first who's taxes will rise as a result of the bill's passage.

There are also, as the article suggests, those who voted for Obama not to support him, but to punish the GOP. Now they fully understand the warnings and pleadings of their more rational compadres.

Add to that the actions already underway across the nation and the numbers willing to continue the vocalizations of the people begun by the Tea Party Movement and Barry's gonna have his tobacco stained hands busy. My oldest friend (who is a lib) spoke of his having optimism for our nation. Maybe this is what he meant

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Where We Stand

Not totally unexpected, the numbers of people who had shown up in Washington on Saturday was not enough to provoke attention from the mainstream media minions of Obama. It took some racial epithets supposedly hurled by protesters of economy destroying health care bill toward black (that's "black", not "African-American") congress people heading across the street to vote. Now, I won't put all my eggs in the basket of one brief video that failed to show actual protesters actually screaming the "N"-word at anyone. It could have indeed happened. But it seems we have only the word of some black congress people at this point, unless something's come out of which I am as yet unaware. No matter. Why was there so little coverage of the gathering at all? If it was a pro-baby killing gathering, we'd hear how 400 million people showed up.

Now, in a side note, that same Saturday found me amongst some worthy people protesting outside the building that houses the office of Rep. Melissa Bean (D). It was to begin at noon and run until 3PM. There were roughly between 30-50 or so braving the windy, snowy day (it was in the low 30's) and there were somewhere in the neighborhood of 12-20 supporters of this heinous assault on liberty and the American way. I got there around 12:20 and split around 2:15. By this time, the stupid, also known as supporters of this heinous assault on liberty and the American way, had packed it in. It was said that around 1:00, the news was the Bean had announced she would vote against the wishes of the American people. I wasn't surprised. She's a Democrat and there's no way they really anguish over such decisions. They don't have the brain power required to really think deeply enough, otherwise, how could any of them support this crap?

I must say that I did run into one guy who gave me pause. This guy was beating around the bush for awhile, but eventually copped to the notion that he would support an armed rebellion, and that it was all that was left to us. I totally called him out on it and said that his idea was about the stupidest thing I had heard of since the election of Barry Obama. I told him that if he really cared he'd spend more time studying the issues so as to be better able to explain to lefties he knows just how stupid they are for being lefties. (In not so many words.) We just don't need that kind of nonsense.


What ranks as among the hardest aspects of this whole deal is to hear the comments of the idiots who voted this monstrosity upon our nation. "Historic" is a word used far too often as if we're to see it as historic in a good way. Pearl Harbor was historic. Auschwitz was historic. The Chicago Fire was historic. The assasination of Abraham Lincoln was historic. None of it was good. This health care "reform" bill isn't either.

Some of these chuckleheads want to suggest that there is enough good things in this bill to make destroying our economy worth it. They don't use quite that presentation, of course, but that's the reality of it. There's not one good thing in this bill that couldn't have been handled individually, with a bill specific to whatever good thing one wishes to bring up. Not one. And if they were to have crafted a bill to, say, tackle the issue of pre-existing conditions, they would not have needed as much of our tax dollars to bribe other politicians to vote for it. Think of the cost savings in bribes alone! "This is the way it's always done" we hear them say. Bastards.

As to pre-existing conditions, to force insurers to cover such will drive them out of business, which is exactly what they were intending in the first place.


To continue on the subject of chuckleheads, and believe me, it's all I can do to inhibit my desire to use much stronger language (the assholes), there's the BS-er extraordinare, Bart Stupak. This lying S.O.B. has been doing the Texas Two-step in trying to justify his turncoat "Yes"-vote Sunday night. This little blog-post has a few vids that show just how little he really cares for the unborn. Voting for this piece of crap was what he was intending in the first place.


Still another chucklehead, this time a Dem on Hannity's show, (can't remember his name but he's a regular on Hannity's "Great American Panel") stated that now 30 million people will have access to health care. This lie is told over and over by all sorts of chuckleheads, from Dem politicians to the chuckleheads who vote for them. The fact is that everyone already has access. We have illegals getting care for hangnails at emergency rooms all over the country. It's total bullshit that anyone lacks access. The truth is that the Dems want to provide, at our cost, health care of all kinds to anyone, for any reason, no matter who they are, how they live, so that they can get votes. Bribery is a mainstay of Democratic/leftist politics. And here's another little gem that will hasten the demise of our economy: immigration reform is coming next. Obraindead will be pushing through Congress some half-assed bill to reform immigration, grant citizenship to all the illegals here, and all the promises about lowering health care costs, which were bullshit to begin with, will be right out the window for sure.


There is so much wrong with this health care bill that I simply can't properly gather my thoughts to expound on it. I am shaken by the audacity, effrontery and arrogance of the Democratic Party and their pathetic leadership. I am aghast at the stupidity of those who voted for these people. There is very little of what has transpired since January of '09 that wasn't predicted. Barry & Co. are acting pretty much as we knew he would because, after all, we actually vetted the bastard ourselves and knew well the cut of his jib. Still now, I have little doubt that there exists too many who think yesterday was a great day for our nation. And somewhere between now and November, and surely between now and November of 2011, there will be a bone designed to be thrown to enough of the stupid to keep them enthralled with this bane to our liberty and it could be enough to perpetuate his harmful administration. I pray fervently that the stupid receive their epiphany, pull their heads from their collective asses, and get with the program.


It is said that once we get an entitlement it is near impossible to repeal it. We've repealed a freakin' Constitutional Amendment. This should be child's play. Demand it!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Rhetorical Drivel

I saw this as a teaser to an article at

"Candidate Barack Obama promised immigration activists, "I think it's time for a president who won't walk away from something as important as comprehensive reform when it becomes politically unpopular.""

I haven't read the article yet, which is by Victor Davis Hansen. Though he's talking to immigration activists, I don't know if Obama's referring to immigration reform or health care reform or some combo thereof. What strikes me is the lie inherent in the statement. Actually, there are two. The first is that he is somehow more courageous in meeting such challenges, such as whatever reform it is about which he speaks, as if other presidents are actually frightened by the prospect.

The second is that reform, of either or really, any kind, is what is politically unpopular. This is the same kind of lying that goes on when the Gore-ites insist that their opponents deny there is warming, when everyone who pays attention knows that the "deniers" are referring to man's part in it. It isn't reform that people reject, for most people do indeed believe reform is necessary for both areas. The opposition, the unpopularity revolves around the means of reform. What it will look like under plans and proposals Obama favors.

As with GW Bush's plan for comprehensive immigration reform and WJ Clinton's plan for health care reform, we see the same scenario playing out regarding BH Obama's health care reform (and likely whatever immigration reform he may have in mind, I'm very sure). The plain fact is that in every one of these scenarios, the people know better. They can see that each of these proposals are/were rife with flaws and that they would be damaging to our nation.

So the hunt for the legendary Obama brilliance goes on. No evidence of any has ever been revealed. Who could stand up and insist such reform packages are good ideas and hold claim to brilliance at the same time? I know, however, that I'm sure to get some true brilliance out of that VD Hansen article.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mature And Reasoned Continued

This press release from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention serves up some hard facts that support one of the issues brought up in the post below entitled "A Mature And Reasoned Objection".

In the debate over the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy, activists and their enablers cry out for justification over the (sarcasm alert) heinous bigotry of those who support the current Uniform Code of Military Justice policies banning homosexuals from serving. One such justification came from the CDC and the link provided here provides the stats that suggested to mature and reasonable people that there does indeed seem to be a far greater concern regarding health issues from a group of people who engage in this behavior forbidden under the UCMJ. That 2% of the population can be responsible for the majority of new cases of STDs says something about the group that justifies a discriminating attitude and policy.

The study didn't seem to mention "marriage", either legitimate marriage or the faux marriages of the homosex community. Thus, it would be difficult to comment authoritatively on what possible difference it would make if they removed "married" homos and married heteros from the equation. But as they based the numbers on the overall groups, that is, all the homos over a particular age compared with the rest of the population over that age, it's likely the numbers wouldn't change all that much.

Sadly, the press release seems to have a bit of a pro-homo slant (which makes the numbers all the more important in determining whether the military should bother changing their policy). For example, one quote from Kevin Fenton, M.D., director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention:

"It is clear that we will not be able to stop the U.S. HIV epidemic until every affected community, along with health officials nationwide, prioritize the needs of gay and bisexual men with HIV prevention efforts."

Prioritize the needs of gay and bisexual men? I thought they were supposed to prioritize the needs of the country in general. There is a percentage of the population that still smokes. Do they ever think in terms of "prioritizing the needs" of smokers? How about fat people? Do they prioritize the needs of fat people? I don't think so. For all other people who engage in unhealthy and self-destructive behavior, I believe the CDC is looking to get such people to change their ways. But here they worry about their "needs"? What does that mean, exactly?

It goes on to speak of contributing factors for the high rates among the homo population which...

"include high prevalence of HIV and other STDs among MSM, which increases the risk of disease exposure, and limited access to prevention services. Other factors are complacency about HIV risk, particularly among young gay and bisexual men; difficulty of consistently maintaining safe behaviors with every sexual encounter over the course of a lifetime; and lack of awareness of syphilis symptoms and how it can be transmitted (e.g., oral sex). Additionally, factors such as homophobia and stigma can prevent MSM from seeking prevention, testing, and treatment services."

So here we have a group of people who show a marked lack of self-control even with a higher probability of negative effects. How difficult is it really to consistently maintain safe behaviors, anyway? And dig that last sentence of the quote! They blame normal people for not seeking prevention, testing and treatment services! The noive!

This next bit is especially rich:

"There is no single or simple solution for reducing HIV and syphilis rates among gay and bisexual men," said Fenton. "We need intensified prevention efforts that are as diverse as the gay community itself. Solutions for young gay and bisexual men are especially critical, so that HIV does not inadvertently become a rite of passage for each new generation of gay men."

The mature and reasoned individual knows immediately what's wrong with this picture. There is indeed one single AND simple solution for reducing STD rates, not only among homos, but among normal people as well. Everybody knows what it is. It's never been a secret, even though it is the solution who's name no one will mention.

This study shows that there is indeed one important consideration regarding whether or not DADT should be tossed, or whether or not the UCMJ should be revised as regards homos in the military. These stats indicate a burden no organization should have to bear for the sake of so small a percentage of the population.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Still Another Shows His True Colors

As anyone knows who has bothered to follow the post entitled "A Mature and Reasoned Objection", little Danny Trabue has now taken his ball and left. Oh, he'll respond to Craig's comments, but that won't last for I detect Craig experiencing the same frustration as anyone of common sense who seeks to engage with Dan. Lil' Danny will soon level charges of slander and false witness when Craig doesn't buy Danny's poor defense for his indefensible positions.

So again we see that as always, the lefty bolts when he can no longer defend his position rather than admit that, at the least, he might have to back off and reconsider either his argument or ours before proceeding. No. It would be catastrophic to have to admit being wrong, even if being wrong puts one's salvation at risk.

As I seek to better understand my God and the world around me, I offer this blog as a vehicle for all who wish to not only express their opinions, but defend them so as to enlighten those who might need enlightenment, myself in particular. What I get instead is leftist bloviating, condescension, and an overall unwillingness to consider the opinions of others. This is something, ironically, of which we are so often accused by them. The hypocrisy of the liberal/progressive/marxist/socialist/etc (terms that are interchangable in reality, if not definition), knows no bounds.

But Lil' Danny is a special case. Unlike the other leftists who have booked from these welcoming confines after having failed to plug the holes in their arguments, Dan has gone a step further by leaving after the usual whinefest with a slew of lies left to sully the furniture. He then chose to ignore any further comments by Bubba and myself, except for one begun by calling me "the man of slander", as if I actually slandered anyone.

So I took my responses to his charges to his blog where he then proceeded to blatantly mistinterpret them. When I took the time to correct THOSE lies, he deleted my comments, leaving one of his own suggesting that I was lying some more. Dan Trabue has proven himself to not only have a poor understanding of the Christian faith, but that he is a hypocrite, liar and a slanderer.

He's a contemptable and pathetic figure and really has always been so, seeking to present himself as pious and sanctimonious, but always revealing his true self when others expose the errors of his understanding, casting aspersions on the critic's character and motivations not suggested by his words. Yet, his own words are the basis of the conclusions of his critics. His clarifications cement rather than alter those conclusions. Nothing that is said of him has ever come from any other source than himself.

Here at Marshall Art's, I have only deleted the comments of those who's language was severely profane or offensive (in MY opinion). The only exception would be the comments of Feodor, who is a special case because of his pompous arrogance and condescension not supported by any evidence of higher intelligence and the fact that his comments so often bear no relation to the topic. (He doesn't stray toward a tangent, he jumps to something totally unrelated---and he bores me.)

But real discussion is always left as it stands for the reader (should there be one) to decide for himself who is being logical or illogical, truthful or untruthful, sensible or nonsensical. I have no fear of being shown to be lacking in any area of thought. I wish I could say the same for my opponents. I have no need to lie about anyone or anything as I have the truth on my side and the truth speaks for itself.

Good luck to you Dan. Like all the others who have run like wussies, you are always free to return. I'll probably leave more comments for you to delete or dismiss without an intelligent rebuttal, which is apparently what you do now. And anytime you think you can demonstrate that I truly owe you an apology, that you can demonstrate that I have truly lied or slandered either you or your church, feel free to do so and an apology will be quickly offered. The fact is, no lies or slanders came from my mouth and if you had any courage, you would have let your readers see that instead of depriving them the truth.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Monday, March 08, 2010