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7th-Aug-2009 09:22 am - I am not afraid......
Of  flag@whitehouse.gov - so send my info if you have bought into the BS and fully embrace the taste of Flavor Aid. I will not be silenced by Chicago Style Politico Thuggery.

The Great and Powerful Oz.....I mean Obama Administration seems to think that we are all dying to be in a European style state run health plan.  My healthcare plan right now is just fine - even with the issues of getting coverage for Zack's autism treatments. Guess what?  His treatments wouldn't be covered under Obamacare either! 

If it's so great - why is it that our congress and the president have written themselves out of it? They will not be using this plan - it's just for us "normal" folk. Normal folk - in the eyes of those who will run the plan means people who they think would best survive on this plan - that excludes the very young, the old, the handicapped, etc.

And don't forget the taxes!! Yes we can - and will - pay ridiculous tax to support the plan. In addition to the outrageous taxes that will come thanks to the "Stimulus" bill.

This health care overhaul is an inexcusable assault on the Constitution and everything America stands for. It has nothing to do with reform - and everything to do with power & control. Here are some of its many shocking and appalling provisions (as copiously tracked by Peter Fleckstein)


PG 22: Mandates that the federal government will audit books of all employers who self insure
PG 30, Sec 123: Establishes a government committee that decides what treatments/benefits you get.
PG 29, Lines 4-16: Directly rations health care for the elderly.
PG 42: The Health Choices Commissioner will choose your benefits for you.
PG 50, Section 152: Extends benefits and coverage to illegal immigrants.
PG 58: The creation of a national ID health card and a comprehensive federal database containing streaming data on every American's personal financial records.
PG 59: The federal government accesses your bank accounts for mandatory funds transfers.
PG 65, Sec 164: Creates special, federally-subsidized coverage for Unions and "Community Organizing" groups.
PG 84 Sec 203 HC bill - Dictates the benefits packages of all private health insurance plans.
PG 85, Line 7: Limits what private insurers can offer (rationed care).
PG 91, Lines 4-7: Mandates that health care providers pay for interpreters for illegal immigrants.
Pg 95, Lines 8-18: The mandatory use of ACORN and Americorps for signing up Americans to government insurance.
PG 85, Line 7: Imposes more limits on coverage (rationing).
PG 102, Lines 12-18: Mandates Medicare for all who fit criteria (removes all choice).
PG 124, Lines 24-25: Bans companies from suing the federal government, bans the entire judicial system from hearing any cases on the legitimacy of this blatantly unconstitutional socialist health care takeover (no judicial review allowed whatsoever).
PG 127, Lines 1-16: Instructs doctors/AMA on what salaries they are allowed to make.
PG 145, Line 15-17: Requires all employers to enroll all new employees in the government system (no choice whatsoever).
PG 126, Lines 22-25: Requires employers to independently provide insurance for part-time workers, whether they can afford it or not (no choice).
PG 149, Lines 16-24: Imposes an 8% payroll tax penalty for any employer (making over $400k) who fails to force his employees onto government insurance.
PG 150, Lines 9-13: Employers making between $251k and $400k pay 2-6% penalty.
PG 167, Lines 18-23: Imposes 2.5% income tax penalty on any privately-insured individual who fails to get "adequate" private insurance.
PG 170, Lines 1-3: Stipulates that all non-resident aliens pay nothing (we foot the bill).
PG 195: Federal officers will have full access to every citizen's most private records.
Pg 239, Line 14-24: Rations Medicaid services for low-income Seniors.
Pg 241, Line 6-8: Mandates that all doctors be paid the same, regardless of specialty.
PG 253, Line 10-18: Imposes federally-determined price tag for the worth of every doctor's time and services.
PG 265, Sec 1131: Imposes controls on productivity for private health care companies.
PG 268, Sec 1141: Imposes regulations on rental & purchase of power driven wheelchairs.
PG 272, SeC. 1145: Cancer treatment rationing.
PG 280, Sec 1151: Imposes penalties and fines on private hospitals for "preventable" visits.
PG 298, Lines 9-11: Imposes penalties and fines on private hospitals for readmissions after initial treatment (fix it on the first try or suffer the consequences).
PG 317, Lines 13-20: Prohibits doctors from purchasing or investing in medical care facilities.
PG 321, Line 2-13: Pretends to give hospitals the choice to go fully-federal, but only if local "community" groups (ACORN) approve.
PG 335, Line 16-25, Pg 336-339: Imposes more rationing of services.
PG 341, Lines 3-9: Creates the federal power to arbitrarily disqualify HMOs, forcing people onto government care at random.
PG 354, Sec 1177 - Rationing of care for special needs people.
PG 379, Sec 1191: Creates new Telehealth bureaucracy (nanny state health care by phone).
PG 425, Lines 4-12: Creates mandatory end of life consultation.
PG 425, Lines 17-19: Mandatory government instruction and consultation on living wills, durable power of attorney, etc.
PG 429, Lines 10-12: Empowers the federal government to order end-of-life plans through something called, "advanced care consultation."
Pg 429, Lines 13-25: Puts the federal government in charge of which doctors can write an end of life order.
PG 430, Lines 11-15: Puts the federal government in complete control of what care you receive at the end of your life.
 

19th-Jul-2009 10:55 pm - Oh wow...Aunt Bev is tired
So I got to go on an unexpected trip to Washington DC last week - My brother has his two week reserve drill at the Bethesda Naval Hospital and he brought my neice and nephews up. My folks take care of the kids while he works - and seeing how my mom has had some issues this year I offered to go along to help since I don't have a job yet.

I took Zack with me as Lannah had Volleyball camp and we had a great time. Got to go on a staffer tour of the Capital, sit in on a session of the Senate. Zack was quite put out that most of the Senators weren't there to hear the great speech by Senator John Thune (South Dakota - Republican) He said - isn't that their job?? Smart Kid!

But having three boys ages 6, 7 and 8, plus a 10 yo neice and senior citizen parents is reeeeaaaaallllly tiring.
1. Day or Night?
Yes

2. Boardwalk or Tiki Bar?
Tiki Bar

3. Beer or Mixed Drink?
Mixed drink with an umbrella!

4. Camping on the beach or Camping in the woods?
Both are awesome...

5. Frisbee or Football?
Frisbee

5b. Winner of #5 or Horseshoes?
Need to learn Horseshoes

6. Bringing a picnic/cooler or Finding a little beach bum eatery?
The little eaterys are awesome....but with the kiddos the cooler is a must

7. Sand in sensitive places: annoying or "eh, whatever"?
Whatever

8. Sunblock or Big hat & beach umbrella?
Sunblock and Big Hat and Beach Umbrella

9. Swim out to the sandbar or Stay on the beach blanket
Depends on the water - if it's clear I swim out (with necessary beach shoes)

10. Sex in the water or Sex on the beach (not the mixed drinks)?
Beach

11. Collect seashells or Make sandcastle?
Yes!

12. Bring a snorkel or Bring a book to read?
Oh the snorkel is a must!

13. "Ohhh, there's a fin!" Is it a Shark or a Dolphin/Porpoise?
If it's rounded at the top and happily surfacing and submerging in an arc probably a dolphin

13b. Do you try to swim out and meet them?
They have to approach

14. Jaws' Bruce: Worst movie shark or Best movie shark?
Nemo's Bruce was much better

15. Rent a jetski or Wait for another time and go out on a real boat?
Hmm, never been on a jetski - boats are fun so probably a boat

and the most important question
16. Tourists: "Stay off my beach!" or "I'm not telling you where my secret beach is!"
I send them to the rocky jetty far away from my secret beach...
13th-Feb-2009 02:47 pm - Sometimes, the music stops

My beloved vocal music teacher passed away last Friday. He lived a long and beautiful life and was a wonderful man. You can read about him here:

 

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/life/stories/2009/02/13/2_HICKFANG_OBIT.ART_ART_02-13-09_E3_SICT0R9.html?sid=101

 

I stopped lessons several years ago due to financial and family constraints, but what I learned from Paul will always be my guiding light when I lift my voice in song.

 

I am at a loss for words.

 

Vecchia zimarra, senti, 
io resto al pian, tu ascendere 
il sacro monte or devi. 
Le mie grazie ricevi. 
Mai non curvasti il logoro 
dorso ai ricchi ed ai potenti. 
Passâr nelle tue tasche
come in antri tranquilli
filosofi e poeti.

Ora che i giorni lieti
fuggîr, ti dico: addio, 
fedele amico mio. 
Addio, addio

Colline's coat aria from the opera La bohème

Text by Giuseppe Giacosa and Luigi Illica

Set by Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924)

20th-Nov-2008 08:56 pm - Fun Quizzy Things
Thanks to Lil & Extreme...:) I found a few quizzes I liked



You Are an American Bulldog



You are a very imposing, powerful creature... but deep down, you're generally good natured.

You are incredibly energetic, and you like to blow off steam with sports and horsing around.



You are naturally courageous. You would run into a burning building to save someone you loved.

You intimidate people without trying to. Some people assume the worst of you when they first meet you.





You Are a Little Negative...



You can be negative from time to time, but you rarely go overboard.

You have a realistic view of the world, and most people appreciate your honest insights.



Like everyone else, you have your darker moods.

But when you're feeling super negative, you keep your feelings to yourself.





The Ultimate Color Test



When you are at peace, you are:



Deeply stable



When you are moved to act, you are:



Giving and warm



When you are inspired, you are:



Spontaneous and adventurous



When your life is perfectly balanced, you are:



Philosophical and expressive



Your life's purpose is:



To live a passionate life





Your Birthdate: October 13



You don't love lightly. For you, love is always a serious undertaking.

However, you are able to love many types of people. You can bring out the best in almost anyone.

Love surprises you often. You never know when or where you'll find it next.



Number of True Loves You'll Have: 1



Number of Times You'll Have Your Heart Broken: 5



You are most compatible with people born on the 4th, 13th, 22nd, and 31st of the month.





You Are Somewhat Approachable



You are a fairly friendly person, and you're definitely not scaring people away.

You do tend to have your guard up strangers, and rightfully so.



How approachable you are depends on who is trying to approach you.

You're friendly to people who seem harmless and nice. But you also know how to give creepy people the cold shoulder!





You Are Lightning



Beautiful yet dangerous

People will stop and watch you when you appear

Even though you're capable of random violence



You are best known for: your power



Your dominant state: performing





You Are a Key Lime Cheesecake



Unconventional and quirky, you live to shock people.

You see the world in very weird ways. Sometimes you even surprise yourself!

11th-Nov-2008 01:28 pm - Thank you
To the brave men and women who served and are serving to protect our freedoms. We will never forget.

Remembering Veterans Everywhere Pictures, Images and Photos
9th-Nov-2008 11:55 am - Hmmm
Thanks Moo - this was fun!



There Are 0 Gaps in Your Knowledge



Where you have gaps in your knowledge:



No Gaps!



Where you don't have gaps in your knowledge:



Philosophy

Religion

Economics

Literature

History

Science

Art

8th-Nov-2008 01:04 pm - A wonderful night
So last night, we took Zackery to Skully's to see the Cruxshadows before the show. Just as a background, he loves the song "Winterborn" and really enjoys their music. He shows genuine emotion while listening and is able to relax and focus.

We spoke to Rogue at Dragon*Con to make sure it was okay and he said as long the club would be cool. So we talked to Skully and it was a go!

Zack was totally silent on the way down and very tense. I talked to him and he said he was nervous. So we drove quietly to the club. Once we got there, he began to pull into me and want to be very close. I was a bit worried because it seemed he was going into sensory overload.

We sat at our booth with sodas and waited for the soundcheck and dinner to come. He love's Skully's for dinner - I think the combo of the lights and decor as welll as the fact that Daddy works there makes it fun.

Rogue walked into the front and I said to Zack "Who is that?" He smiles and says "That's Rogue, Mom" Cool - he's happy. We were still waiting for the soundcheck, when he suddenly starts to pull my arms around him - uh oh. He was starting to "Stim" really bad. So I rubbed his shoulders and talked to him.

The band started to warm up and John took him back. They came back and i was concerned that the music was too loud. Nope, he just wanted to hear his song. I convinced him to go back again and we listened to some more of "Immortal".

Rogue came over and said to him, as soon as they were done with this song, they'd play his. Well it was time and over the sound system Rogue says, "We're going to play a song for Zack." and asked him to come up to where he was comfortable and they started Winterborn.

Within a few bars, Zack was relaxed, not moving and smiling. A genuine smile that was a response to feeling happy over the music. That in itself was a gift, for you see with Asperger's Zack doesn't have a grasp of emotions and feelings. He doesn't usually react in a "normal" manner to things that would normally make us smile. To see this smile and feel the calm within him was truly wonderful.

After the song was over, Rogue brought him up to the stage and the whole band took pics with him. Once our stay was finished at Skully's, Zack went to say goodbye and Rogue gave him a poster with everyone's signatures. He walked out happy and smiling. And when we got in the car, he hummed "Winterborn" all the way home.

Thank you to Rogue, Jessica, Sarah, Jen, Valerie, David and JoHanna. You made a little boy so happy and gave his mom and dad something special.
So now that the events have run their course, I can finally breathe a sigh of relief and get some things off my chest. Its not like anyone will see it, but I get to say it.

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I sure hope it was worth all the hate that was spewed at me and my friends.

Karma is a bitch and she'll be looking for you.
12th-May-2008 07:31 pm - Too funny to pass up
lmao
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