Friday, December 19, 2014

Cuba House

In the end, I don't really care if the Cuba has a relationship with the United States or not. If things open up as planned, may the Marlin's can more to Havana and get some attendance.
This is a letter sent out by the White House, that I take some exception to.
Yesterday, after more than 50 years, we began to change America's relationship with the people of Cuba.
We are recognizing the struggle and sacrifice of the Cuban people, both in the U.S. and in Cuba, and ending an outdated approach that has failed to advance U.S. interests for decades. In doing so, we will begin to normalize relations between our two countries.
I was born in 1961, just over two years after Fidel Castro took power in Cuba, and just as the U.S. severed diplomatic relations with that country.
A high water mark for communists like yourself and father. 
 Our complicated relationship with this nation played out over the course of my lifetime -- against the backdrop of the Cold War, with our steadfast opposition to communism in the foreground. Year after year, an ideological and economic barrier hardened between us.
That previous approach failed to promote change, and it's failed to empower or engage the Cuban people. It's time to cut loose the shackles of the past and reach for a new and better future with this country.
This sounds like rewriting history. Nobody ever said we were trying to change Cuba, they were an enemy and you hold an enemy at arms length,  Remember, they starved citizens, stole property and sent all of their criminals to Florida in rafts. We did not have the shackle problem. 
I want you to know exactly what our new approach will mean.
First, I have instructed Secretary of State John Kerry to immediately begin discussions with Cuba to re-establish diplomatic relations that have been severed since 1961. Going forward, we will re-establish an embassy in Havana, and high-ranking officials will once again visit Cuba.
Kerry might as well work in the Western Hemisphere, because he can't get squat done anywhere else.  
Second, I have also instructed Secretary Kerry to review Cuba's designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism -- a review guided by the facts and the law. At a time when we are focused on threats from ISIL and al Qaeda, a nation that meets our conditions and renounces terrorism should not face such a sanction.
Third, we'll take steps to increase travel, commerce, and the flow of information to -- and from -- Cuba. These steps will make it easier for Americans to travel to Cuba. They will make it easier for Americans to conduct authorized trade with Cuba, including exports of food, medicine, and medical products to Cuba. And they will facilitate increased telecommunications connections between our two countries: American businesses will be able to sell goods that enable Cubans to communicate with the United States and other countries.
 Now we are getting at the nut of it. Business in the United States wanted it.
Learn more about the steps we're taking to change our policy.
These changes don't constitute a reward or a concession to Cuba. We are making them because it will spur change among the people of Cuba, and that is our main objective.
It's possible, but didn't you criticize Bush for trying to transform Iraq?
Change is hard -- especially so when we carry the heavy weight of history on our shoulders.
How do you think we feel, carrying the heavy weight of an the President? 
Our country is cutting that burden loose to reach for a better future.
Thank you,
President Barack Obama

Doctor

Doctors are dropping like flies. The Affordable Care Act is the impetus for that.  Doctors that are close to retirement age are retiring rather than face the omnipotent government machine making demands of high production for reduced pay.  No free market here, the government will be setting the prices and the work flow. Does that sound like anything from Atlas Shrugged?  Well read this letter that my wife received from her gynecologist of over thirty years.  He is going to continue work, but for free, in other countries. Read this sweet letter received early this week.
To My Beloved Patients:
This letter is meant to explain to those of you who may want to know that I am leaving #-###-#####. This decision has been a difficult one-and a very recent one-one I probably had not made at the time of your last visit. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for the most rewarding, fulfilling, and satisfying years of my life.
As a young doctor, I was an idealist. My reasons for entering medicine had to do with an internal drive to help others, and as my mother's son I was particularly motivated to help women. The prospect of bringing new life into the world thrilling and challenging. I have never lost those feelings, and there has never been a time when I was present at the instant of birth that I didn't thank God for the opportunity given me to be present at that moment. It has also been my great honor to share with so many of you those first wondrous moments of beholding-and actually holding-that new life which was the miracle of childbirth and love. For those memories, I thank you.
There were other memorable and challenging times, times when some of you fought to live, struggled with debilitating pain or doubt, hours when I struggled with you to understand, question, and dedicate every ounce of strength and medical training that I had to assist you to a better, healthier life. Sometimes we were disappointed, but more often than not, we found resolution, with God's help. Again, I thank you for entrusting your gynecological wellbeing to me, and it should go without saying that I would never knowingly let you down. That statement is part of the reason I' ~ writing you today. Because you have believed in me enough to entrust your health to me, I want to clarify my reasons for leaving the practice.
As most of us know, in recent years there have been many changes in insurance and medical practice that have affected all of us. During those years, I have managed to endure, and my practice has endured. In more recent years, however, there has been a turn to what may be called "corporate medicine," and now I find myself in the unwanted and unanticipated position of being forced to come to terms with my idealism and sense of loyalty to my patients. It is my loyalty to you-in particular, the longer-term patients who have been with me through the years and those who have only Medicare Insurance-that brings me to this moment.
As most of you know, as the founder of ##-###-#####, I brought in many other physicians over the years. I sought always the best and the brightest, and we worked as a team to provide the best possible medical service to our patients. I believe that we succeeded, and often felt a sense of pride in that.
However, all of the other current members of ##-###-##### have recently decided to affiliate the ##-###-#####, which is a very large combination of many other Atlanta area ob-gyn practices. This affiliation is scheduled to be effective as of February 1, 2015. Earlier this month, the other members of ##-###-##### notified their Medicare patients of this impending change and announced that as a condition of the affiliation, they would be required to opt out of the Medicare program. This means they will no longer bill Medicare, and all Medicare patients who want to continue to be seen will be given a discount, with payment due at the time of service.
For reasons which all of you who know me well will understand, I cannot and will not continue to practice medicine with ##-###-##### under these circumstances. Thus, I will not be joining in the ##-###-##### affiliation, and will no longer be a member of ##-###-##### as of December 31 , 2014. This has been a difficult, gut-wrenching decision, but one that is demanded by my personal values and my sense of loyalty to my Medicare Insurance patients. The evolution of corporate medicine has brought about many changes, but over the past few weeks, I have come to realize this is one I simply cannot live with.
Following my last day with ##-###-#####, I hope to take time off to take a mission trip to West Africa. Upon my return, I may continue the practice of medicine on a part time basis, but I have not made any final decisions about my future plans. In the interim, it is important for you to make arrangements to continue to receive quality medical care. Your medical records will continue to be on file at the offices of #-###-#####. If you decide to become a patient of one of the other physicians at ##-###-#####, your medical records will be made available to the new physician. Should you decide to use a physician outside of ##-###-#####, you should authorize your new physician to obtain your records from ##-###-##### by signing a release.
I do not intend to discourage anyone from continuing with the group of doctors I am leaving, but for those who may want recommendations, I strongly recommend the following physicians as extremely bright, kind, and surgically skilled:
Here are names I will not include.
I want to state for the record that I treasure the friendship of my colleague, close friend, and confidant, Dr. #####.
In closing, I want to add that I have received my fair share of honors, but none exceeds the honor I have felt resulting from your faith in me, and the friendship you have shared during the course of my career. I take pride in never having missed a scheduled workday except for three days following cardiac arrest and the insertion of four stents in 2008 (but I still managed to run the NY Marathon three weeks later) . Finally, as a physician, I take pride in having delivered more than 15,000 babies since the beginning of my training, military service, and private practice.
I want to thank you also for enabling me to pursue another passion, participation in medical missions in faraway countries where medical care is the exception and not the rule, including Bolivia, Iraq, Haiti, Vietnam, Cambodia, Argentina, Indonesia, Kenya, and Albania. As mentioned, I hope soon to leave for West Africa, and I anticipate that the desperation of the people in that part of the world will inspire and motivate me and remind me of my many blessings-among which I count all of you as the greatest.
I want to thank the staff at ##-###-#####. In particular, I thank ##### and #, two of the most caring, smart, and professional nurses' that I have ever known. Last but not least, I thank the best ultra-sonographers in the USA:
Here are names I will not include.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your loyalty, I will remember it as long as I live. May my legacy to you be the gratitude I feel, and my acknowledgement that without your support, I might never have made it to this hour. I look forward to serving you in the future, as the Good Lord directs me. '
With deep appreciation and warm regards,
So we we have a good man, a devoted man, who loves women, who loves god.
A far better man than the one who drove him to retirement.
My wife is beside herself.

The Democrats and President could care less, they've gotten the expanded government control they sought. Next stops, police uniformity, and collegiate regulation. In the end the only people who get quality care will be the politicians and the extremely rich.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Cromnibus

Combining two things today, my recurring MEGAVOTE comments and a faxsimilie just sent on a related topic.

Congress.org presents MEGAVOTE, December 15, 2014, for Georgia's 13th Congressional District.

Recent Congressional Votes

  • Senate: Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations - Motion to Concur
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations - Passage

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Nominations

The House is not expected to consider further legislative business this year. The 114th Congress will convene on Tuesday, January 6, 2015.

Recent Senate Votes:
Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations - Motion to Concur Vote Agreed to (56-40, 4 Not Voting)
The Senate voted to concur in the House amendment to the Senate amendment to the bill that would provide about $1 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2015 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2015 spending bills, thus clearing the measure for the President’s signature.
Sen. Saxby Chambliss voted Not Voting
Sen. Johnny Isakson voted YES
Thank you Mr. Isakson see me notes below.  Saxby WTF, what you did was an endorsement of something you know is detested by 2/3 of you constituency?

Recent House Votes:
Fiscal 2015 Omnibus Appropriations - Passage, Vote Passed (219-206, 10 Not Voting)
The House voted to concur in the Senate amendment to the bill with a House amendment that would provide about $1 trillion in discretionary appropriations in fiscal 2015 for federal departments and agencies covered by the 12 unfinished fiscal 2015 spending bills.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Darned turncoat Republicans joining in with outgoing Democrats.  The Speaker needs to go straight to hell, the dishonest two faced sonofabitch.  As for David Scott, he's just doing what he does, the man says jump and he asks "how high".  He still won't show his chickenshit ass in Douglasville.

Upcoming Votes:

Nominations:  The Senate is expected to consider a number of nominations.

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I use the NumberUSA emails and web site to keep up on immigration current event. This is the facsimile they just suggested and built for me.  I
Senator Johnny Isakson
U.S. Senate, 131 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Dear Senator Isakson,
I saw that you voted in favor of Senator Ted Cruz's constitutional point of order that would have stopped the 2015 spending bill that fully funds Pres. Obama's executive amnesty. I wanted to thank you for doing so. Granting executive amnesty to millions of illegal aliens not only goes against the will of the people, but it hurts American workers and their families.
In advance of Saturday's vote, Senator Cruz said, "If you believe President Obama's executive order was unconstitutional, vote yes." Based on his previous statements, President Obama would have voted yes in the past. 
In March 2011, President Obama said, "I swore an oath to uphold the laws on the books .... Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you. Not just on immigration reform. But that's not how our system works. That's not how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written." 
In addition to the legal problems, executive amnesty presents economic problems for American workers and their families. Currently there are 18 million Americans who want a full-time job, but cannot find one. Adding millions more people to an already fragile job market creates unnecessary pressure on the American workers trying to find a good job and support their family. 
Adding millions of more workers also will continue the trend of stagnant wages. According to federal data, middle-class wages, when adjusted for inflation, are lower now than in 1979. Additionally, according to a Wall Street Journal study, the wages of those in one-third of all U.S. counties have declined since 2004. 
Again, thank you for standing with Senator Cruz against President Obama's executive action. I hope you continue to fight against executive amnesty.
Thank you,

Sounds Like 1980

The first Presidential election I voted in, Jimmy Carter was speechifying about the country being in a malaise.
Voters See A Sinking America
Compared to now, there are some similar cause and effects going on. Some characteristic problems are vastly different. While Carter often stood alone, separate from Congress, he certainly was not guilty of having rammed legislation through that was completely opposed by the other party, and had overstated levels of public support.
As to foreign policy, the two virtually identical, ineffectual, completely without a vision based on the needs of the United States. These person types react to stimuli, predictable stimuli that planning is constructed to augment of circumvent. They don't plan strategy on anything other than political objectives.
Carter has spent the last twenty years blaming Reagan and Israel for many of his problems. He carries grudges against both.
Obama has been blaming Bush since day one.  There is no doubt with me that the left leaning historians will boost the record of President Obama's achievement with the footnote that he was hamstrung by the failures of the previous office holder.
By the way, when it comes to foreign policy, President Clinton pretty much sucked too, but was the beneficiary of some fortuitous
Americans see the country sinking because that is how they are being led.


Communist Mayors are Not Welcome

I guess the policemen of New York have had about enough their acknowledged communist supporting Mayor's mouth.  Following the death of the entrepreneurial Garner, the Mayor has done everything he could to show his support for the people demonstrating against the police force he is in command of.
This is a statement policemen are circulating, apparently in defiance of of a politician that refuses to acknowledge reality.

The communist comment is for real, In the eighties Mayor de Blasio opening supported the Sandinista government in Nicaragua.
That the citizens of the Big Apple even elected this man is a marvel of stupidity, as if Bloomberg wasn't bad enough.  These same citizens that spit on Republicans when they attempt to express their viewpoints in the open public. We've all seen it on the news, they think it is cool. If it really happens, it will be terrible because that would mean another policemen has died, but if it happens and the Mayor is excluded, GOOD he's an asshole.

Monday, December 15, 2014

GOP joins Democrats

My Georgia Senators voted YEA and "not voting".

Many Republicans proved their duplicity by voting NEA, lead by the traitorous Mitch McConnell.

This is what happens when you pile together a bunch bad budget items together, everybody approves each others shit so you can get your own shit passed.

GOP joins Democrats in defending Obama's amnesty executive order | RedState

In the end its all shits an d McConnell should by put to pasture.

I am pissed off at that m.th.r-f.ck.r.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

No Back Taxes in Immigration Action

For giggles I hopped into the FactCheck site. The first the article points out an error that I did not notice.

That was that the President claimed a step in the pathway to legal working status, euphemistically called “provisional unlawful presence waivers”, was a requirement to pay back taxes.

No Back Taxes in Immigration Action

Supporting document details
For immigrants who step forward, the procedure is to make sure that they “start paying their fair share of taxes” so they can “temporarily stay in the U.S. without fear of deportation for three years at a time,” says a White House fact sheet. The key word in there is “start.” There is no mechanism to require immigrants in the country illegally to pay any back taxes in order to obtain a three-year work authorization.
I have to admit that I was so pissed off with the whole issue that fine text study was an impossibility.

That if I had heard the words, I would have dismissed them instantly, as a lie.  A non-starter designed to soften the harsh reality that this is a simple heavy handed tactic with intent on increasing the Democratic voter base. Let the citizens think that part of the deal is more revenue, and then after the barn door is torn off, claim that collection is an impossibility.

A parallel to the selling of ACA, it was going to save citizens money, offering plausible explanations that work in the open market but never in government, then after passage, let the cost reveal itself.

Buy what Democrats offer and in the end you'll always learn the truth is what you feared.

Good site.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

If You Fund It You Own It

It is time to set the tone boys, throw down the gauntlet and stop conspiring to fund other politicians pets so you can get one of your own. If you need that kind of compromise you are part of the problem at the onset.

Memo To House Republicans: If You Fund It You Own It | ConservativeHQ.com

Executive Action on Immigration

Congress.org presents MEGAVOTE, December 8, 2014, for Georgia's 13th Congressional District:

Recent Congressional Votes

  • House: Executive Action on Immigration - Passage
  • House: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Motion to Concur

Upcoming Congressional Bills

  • Senate: Omnibus Appropriations
  • Senate: Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization
  • House: California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014
  • House: Omnibus Appropriations

Recent House Votes:
Executive Action on Immigration - Passage, Vote Passed (219-197, 3 Present, 15 Not Voting)
The House voted to pass a bill that would prohibit the executive branch from exempting or deferring from deportation any immigrants considered to be unlawfully present in the United States. It also would prohibit the administration from treating those immigrants as if they were lawfully present or had lawful immigration status.
Rep. David Scott voted NO
The way I see this is, my congressman voted against a bill that intends to prevent the President from circumventing Congress. No doubt along party lines, soon we'll see how brave the Hose is without the cover Senatorial tabling. My guess is the bills will become a little less trident. 
Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - Motion to Concur, Vote Passed (300-119, 15 Not Voting)
The House voted to concur in the Senate amendment with a House amendment and pass the bill that would authorize $495.9 billion for the Defense Department's base budget, $17.5 billion for national security programs within the Energy Department and $63.7 billion to support Overseas Contingency Operations including $5.1 billion to counter the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
Rep. David Scott voted YES
Half a trillion dollars, passes with 3:1 margin.  And what is this money intended to counter the Islamic State in Syria. Anyway, in this case I appreciate that my congressman supports defense.
Upcoming Votes:
Omnibus Appropriations - HR__
The Senate is expected to consider an omnibus spending bill to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Harry Reid seems more interested in being proactive all of a sudden.
Fiscal 2015 Defense Authorization - HR3979
The Senate is expected to consider a bill to authorize funding for the Defense Department and related programs.
Money for guns, won't be a problem.
California Emergency Drought Relief Act of 2014 - HR5781
The House is expected to consider a bill to provide short-term water supplies to drought-stricken California.
Money for the strongly Democratic state of California, no problem expected.
Omnibus Appropriations - HR__
The House is expected to consider an omnibus spending bill to fund the government for the remainder of the fiscal year.
If there is money in there for Executive Action on Immigration, no way the House should pass an ounce of it.
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Friday, December 5, 2014

Comedy Bang Bang

An 86 year old man went to his doctor for his quarterly checkup.
The doctor asked him how he was feeling, and the 86 year old said "Things are great and I've never felt better. I now have a 20 year old bride who is pregnant with my child."
"So what do you think about that Doc?"
The doctor considered his question for a minute and then began to tell a story.
"I have an older friend, much like you, who is an avid hunter and never misses a season.
One day he was setting off to go hunting.  In a bit of a hurry, he accidentally picked up his walking cane instead of the gun. As he neared a lake he came across a very large male beaver sitting at the water's edge. He realized he'd left his gun at home and so he couldn't shoot the magnificent creature.  Out of habit he raised his cane, aimed it at the animal as if it were his favorite hunting rifle and went 'bang, bang'. Miraculously, two shots rang out and the beaver fell over dead."
Now what do you think of that?" asked the doctor.
The 86 year old said "Logic would strongly suggest that somebody else pumped a couple of rounds into that beaver."
The doctor replied "My point exactly".