“…”The House bill is a non-starter in the Senate. I just think the construct out of the House and what exists in the Senate is not going to pass, and I hope and pray it doesn’t because it would be a disaster for the economy and health care,” Graham concluded….
Lindsey says ObamaCare is D. O. A. in the Senate.
“…Well, let’s start with the House bill. The House bill is dead on arrival in the Senate. Just look at how it passed. It passed 220-215. It passed by two votes. You had 40 — 39 Democrats vote against the bill. They come from red states, moderate Democrats from swing districts.
I wonder how Nancy Pelosi sleeps at night, don’t you?
Yes, we are dealing with hyperbole, but tell that to elderly parents who are truly suffering as they worry about their future. We’re talking people who have done the right things, taken the correct steps, put aside money for their future, but – now they are in danger of someone literally pulling the plug on them.
I am watching a very ill 79 (nearly 80) year old mother suffer in a hospital, trying to get over a bad case of double pneumonia. She is also very depressed. Why not?
My mother suffered from heart failure four years ago. If we were living under Nancy Pelosi’s ObamaCare Scary World, my mother would have been allowed to die.
Instead, we have had 4 good years with her.
In July she broke a vertebra in her back.
Two weeks ago she fell and broke her left elbow. After surgery a week ago on Thursday, she developed pneumonia – double pneumonia. She is being treated extremely well here in Ruidoso. I cannot complain about the battle being waged to save her life. If we were in the UK, she would have been allowed to die this weekend. If we were living under ObamaCare the same thing would have happened.
My mother is obviously depressed. That is not helping her recovery. When she thinks about the future and the socialization of medicine. This depression and fear of a future that she should not fear is not helping her recovery, either.
No one in this nation should be forced to fear the future and the fact that they are going to be subjected to what is literally Retroactive Abortion – murdering the elderly.
They fear for their future in a nation where they have paid taxes, voted, and have been good citizens in good faith. My father fought for this nation. He is 85. Will they pull the plug on him, even though he has literally been required to pay millions of dollars in taxes?
My vision of the future, in a bleak, horrible world where only the perfect are allowed access to health care and allowed to live is the possibility that someone like Nancy Pelosi will be diagnosed with a curable illness, then forced to linger without health care, screaming in horror at what she has done – and the millions of lives she has consigned to an early death.
Last night Newt twitted that he thinks the solders who lost their lives at Fort Hood and those wounded should be treated as battlefield casualties and injuries. I agree. Oh, The One (Nobel) finally went to Walter Reed to visit with a few wounded soldiers.
That’s okay, this country STILL has a leader. We have a GREAT leader. And – finally people are starting to realize how great this Great Man is!
“…The Bushes made their private visit to Fort Hood’s Darnall Army Medical Center on Friday night. Bush spokesman David Sherzer said in an e-mail that the couple thanked Fort Hood’s military leaders and hospital staff for the “amazing care they are providing.”…”
Dan Riehl details The One (Nobel)’s day
“…11:25AM THE PRESIDENT addresses the House Democratic Caucus – Cannon House Office Building
2:30PM THE PRESIDENT makes a statement to the press on Health Care – Rose Garden
2:45PM THE PRESIDENT and THE FIRST LADY depart The White House en route Camp David – South Lawn…”
On the other hand, Obama’s response to the incident at Fort Hood has been painful. Naturally Dems are taking up for him.
“…Critics say that through both the tone and brevity of his remarks, Obama “did not appreciate the gravity of what he represents,” said Brad Blakeman, former deputy assistant to President George W. Bush
“It was uncomfortable to watch,” he said of Obama’s comments on Thursday.
The Pink Flamingo is too exhausted to understand the exact technology behind this one, but it is so way cool!
“…The method, called electron beam freeform fabrication (EBF3), uses an electron beam to melt metals and build objects layer by layer. Such an approach already promises to cut manufacturing costs for the aerospace industry, and could pioneer development of new materials. It has also thrilled astronauts on the International Space Station by dangling the possibility of designing new tools or objects, researchers said…”
He is planning to vote against ObamaCare, allegedly, but for Cap/Trade.
“…Pearce campaign spokesman Paul Ciaramitaro stated, “The economically-catastrophic cap & trade program that Harry Teague eagerly supported in June is now one step closer to reality. It is bad enough that Teague stayed loyal to his Democrat party leaders like Nancy Pelosi and helped pass a bill at the behest of radical environmentalists. But it is completely unacceptable that Teague voted for a new program that will kill jobs in Southern New Mexico and raise taxes and utility rates on struggling families in Las Cruces and throughout his district. Harry Teague voted entirely against the interest of his constituents. Thanks to him and today’s action in the Senate, New Mexicans are now one step closer to higher taxes and fewer jobs.”…”
Yep, he’s scared.
He should be. His behavior is deplorable and a perfect example of why we need an honorable Republican like Steve Pearce on the job instead of TwoStepping Teague.
He was for ObamaCare, now he is against it – or so he says. Problem is, Harry Teague has a problem with integrity. He tells you he is going to vote against one thing, then turns around and votes for it. So, Harry Teague SAYS he is going to vote against ObamaCare. Problem is, you cannot trust Harry Teague to keep his word – on much of anything. Teague sends out a press release telling why he is NOT going to vote for the bill, then I find this little tidbit.
“…Still on the fence: Reps. Tom Perriello, D-Va., John Boccieri, D-Ohio, Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Ariz., Betsy Markey, D-Colo., and Harry Teague, D-N.M….”
Harry Teague is a marked man. Not only is he considered one of the most vulnerable Democrats on the Hill, but evidently he has a few financial difficulties.
“…In the House, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) placed first, with an average wealth of $251 million – top among all members of Congress. Following Issa are Reps. Jane Harman (D-Calif.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.). Twenty-three House members recorded average wealth in negative territory, with Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) and Harry Teague (D-N.M.) scraping the bottom.
“…“To those people who are pursuing purity, you’ll become a club not a party,” Graham told POLITICO in the Capitol Wednesday. “Those people who are trying to embrace conservatism in a thoughtful way that fits the region and the state and the district are going to do well. Conservativism is an asset. Blind ideology is not.”…”
First things first. Is it possible some of the “war” between moderate and conservative Republicans be a mirror of the friendly battle between South Carolina Senators Lindsey Graham and Jim DeMint. There appears to be a major difference of opinion between the two men, with DeMint becoming something of a far right activist, and Lindsey taking a stand that is a proven winner, standing on Reagan’s political principles.
The Pink Flamingo is highlighting what is apparently an attack of “hate” leveled against Lindsey Graham because he dared to behave like an adult. I am highlighting the coordinated attack against Lindsey to prove just how abjectly deranged and full of abject hate the far far far far far right has become. The fact is the far far far far far right’s attack on Lindsey is now so obvious, even liberals are picking up on it. It doesn’t matter how much they lie about what he is actually doing. They simply lie. (Take Cap/Trade)
She is not in a good place emotionally. I know this is a cheap shot, but she is terrified about her future once ObamaCare kicks in. Someone in her fragile condition would be given a couple pain killers and sent home to die.
Don’t ever think it is not preying on the minds of people her age.
Your prayers are appreciated. I was up at the hospital with her until early this AM. She is receiving excellent care, far better than she would in a country where people her age would be basically exterminated.
It makes you wonder what is going to become of our country.
If posting is sporadic for a few days, you know the reason.
The ultimate photography experience would be the opportunity to take the photograph of an erupting volcano from space!
“…Astronaut photograph ISS020-E-9048 was acquired on June 12, 2009, with a Nikon D2XS digital camera fitted with a 400 mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The image was taken by the Expedition 20 crew. The image in this article has been cropped and enhanced to improve contrast. Lens artifacts have been removed. The International Space Station Program supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth. Caption by M. Justin Wilkinson, NASA-JSC….”
“…THE storm of conservative fury at Ronald Reagan may have subsided a bit, but, as one of the President’s own men in the White House conceded late last week, ”There are some who are still in a real sour mood.”…”
Once Upon a Time… a very conservative man named Richard Viguerie hated Ronald Reagan, and did everything he could to ruin his Presidency. Today he’s back, crowing about the Tea Party People and how they are now the new GOP. God Help Us All! The problem is only 56% of conservatives consider themselves GOP. If this is true, and this bunch of Tea Party Yahoos are NOT Republican, then tell them
THE PENDING GLENN BECK TRAIN WRECK
Last Monday, yet another creepy episode of Glenn Beck is way over the edge. He is basically asking people to betray the GOP and do something – what ever. The man is a train wreck waiting to happen. If Glenn Beck were to get his way, the Dems would maintain control of the House and the Senate in 2010. If this happens, just kiss our country good-by.
I don’t want to give in to hysteria, but is Glenn Beck a plant for George Soros and the DNC? He certainly isn’t helping the GOP (unless it is over a cliff). He’s helping FOX, and himself, but is in the process of causing what could be perminent and irreperable to the country in the process.
There is a little “buzz phrase” The Pink Flamingo looks for when dealing with the far far far far far right who want you to think they are Republicans.
“I’m for taking the Republican Party back for true conservatives.”
The minute I hear that I think Ron Paul Bot or Glenn Beck Clown School Drop-Out. That one phrase tells The Pink Flamingo we’re not actually dealing with a Republican but someone who is a sore-head, Ross Perot style drop-out, have it my way – OR ELSE!
From Down with Tyranny:
“...NY-23 up near Montreal in northeast New York, has more cows than people– and more Republicans than Democrats. The Inside-the-Beltway and national media have jumped into the race, marveling at how the GOP is managing to screw up their chances there with a vicious intraparty civil war. Watch the video below of Beck calling for a right-wing jihad against the Republican Party establishment in the name of teabaggery and keep in mind that he still has one full week for a full on Vicks Vaporub weeping session before the balloting is over. Even more important to remember, though, is that NY-23 isn’t the only congressional race shaping up to be a showcase for the struggle between mainstream conservatives and the unhinged, Hate-Talk inspired teabaggers trying to capture the GOP….”
‘‘It is unlikely that the Reagan era
will prove to be the historic change
in the direction of America that we have sought.”
Edwin J. Feulner Jr., president of the Heritage Foundation,1985.
According to Rasmussen:
“…while Republican voters overwhelmingly consider themselves conservative, only 56% of conservative voters consider themselves to be Republicans. In other words, nearly half of all conservatives nationwide reject the Republican Party label. This means that Republicans looking to broaden their party’s outreach cannot ignore the need to attract a large number of conservative voters along with some political moderates. Of all the non-Republicans in the nation, 31% consider themselves at least somewhat conservative while 37% say they’re political moderates….”
When I hear the word “purge” it makes me want to throw up. That’s just about the way I feel now that Michelle Malkin, Erick Erickson, and their little bunch of Tea Partiers all have decided to purge the GOP of the impure. In fact, Erickson is calling for a “Purge” of the GOP establishment.
Unfortunately, while I think Erickson is extreme, he redeems himself (sort of):
“…I intend to work within the GOP. Already Democrats are salivating at the thought of a third party conservative movement and are intent on fostering it to hurt the GOP. I will not cooperate with a third party movement. As I have said repeatedly, Doug Hoffman is the exception that proves the rule. America is a two party nation and instead of packing up and fleeing the GOP, we should launch a coup and take it back. Consider NY-23 the first salvo in that coup, with the Florida Senate race right behind it…”
Conservatives constantly complain about the Dems, how unfair they are. That they are bullies. They lie, they cheat, manipulate, are vicious, and will do anything to get their way. I have news for them – maybe they should try looking in a mirror!
There is absolutely no difference in the behavior and tactics of the far right than the far left. Only the ideologies are different. The cruel hate is the same.
What do the following have in common?
George H. W. Bush
George W. Bush
All six are good, decent patriotic men of honor, followers of Christ, and betrayed by the far right because they were not good enough – not pure enough. And so – the list of those to be purged includes John McCain and Lindsey. The worst part of it, they are far better, far more decent, far more honorable and patriotic individuals than those dim-wit closed-minded idiots who are more interested in purity than country. Ronald Reagan detested those kind of people – the purists. They were the ones who hated Reagan.
The greatest earthquake danger for the US is not The Big One in LA, but in New Madrid, Missouri, not far from Memphis and St. Louis. It is a strange area, just plain weird. Traveling through the region which experienced one of the worst earthquakes in this nations’s history, one is taken aback by just how strange the area feels. There’s just something almost “wrong” about it.
“Topographic map showing earthquakes greater than magnitude 2.5 (circles) of the central United States. Red circles are earthquakes that occurred after 1972 from the USGS Preliminary Determination of Epicenters catalog. Blue circles are earthquakes that occurred before 1973 from the USGS Preliminary Determination of Epicenters catalog and historical catalog. Larger earthquakes are represented by larger circles. Yellow patches show urban areas with populations greater than 10,000. USGS image.”
“…Vulnerable Communities in the Mississippi Valley
There is broad agreement in the scientific community that a continuing concern exists for a major destructive earthquake in the New Madrid seismic zone. Many structures in Memphis, Tenn., St. Louis, Mo., and other communities in the central Mississippi River Valley region are vulnerable and at risk from severe ground shaking. This assessment is based on decades of research on New Madrid earthquakes and related phenomena by dozens of Federal, university, State, and consulting earth scientists.
Considerable interest has developed recently from media reports that the New Madrid seismic zone may be shutting down. These reports stem from published research using global positioning system (GPS) instruments with results of geodetic measurements of strain in the Earth’s crust. Because of a lack of measurable strain at the surface in some areas of the seismic zone over the past 14 years, arguments have been advanced that there is no buildup of stress at depth within the New Madrid seismic zone and that the zone may no longer pose a significant hazard.
As part of the consensus-building process used to develop the national seismic hazard maps, the U.S. Geological Survey convened a workshop of experts in 2006 to evaluate the latest findings in earthquake hazards in the Eastern United States. These experts considered the GPS data from New Madrid available at that time that also showed little to no ground movement at the surface. The experts did not find the GPS data to be a convincing reason to lower the assessment of earthquake hazard in the New Madrid region, especially in light of the many other types of data that are used to construct the hazard assess ment, several of which are described here.
The Geological Record
There are historical accounts of major earthquakes in the New Madrid region during 1811–12. The geologic record of pre-1811 earthquakes also reveals that the New Madrid seismic zone has repeatedly produced sequences of major earthquakes, including several of magnitude 7 to 8, over the past 4,500 years. These prehistoric earthquakes caused severe and widespread ground failures in the New Madrid region, much like those caused by the 1811–12 earthquake sequence. The key evidence for large earthquakes that occurred in the past are sand blows that formed when under¬ground sand and water erupted to the surface as a result of violent shaking. Numerous large sand blows over a wide area were created by strong ground shaking during the 1811–12 earthquakes. Similarly large, widespread, and abundant prehistoric sand blows were produced over the same area during ground shaking from previous clusters of large earthquakes around A.D. 1450, A.D. 900, and 2350 B.C. The sizes and areal distribution of the prehistoric sand blows indicate that the older earthquakes were similar in location and magnitude to the 1811–12 shocks….The New Madrid seismic zone is a source of continuing small and moderate earthquakes, which attest to the high stress in the region and indicate that the processes that produced the large earthquakes over the previous 4,500 years, are still operating. It is the most seismically active area of the United States east of the Rockies. There is no sign that the rate of these smaller earthquakes is decreasing with time, as would be expected if they were aftershocks of the 1811–12 earthquakes.
As a fan of the original version of “V” I was prepared not to like the new ABC series.
I was wrong.
I love the hope, change, peace, universal health care …. and complete annihilation of the human race.
I don’t know about you, but I find it rather humorous, and highly ironic that an ABC series, that is a take-off on the charisma of Obama, debuts the night Obama gets skunked at the polls.
Is the bloom off the rose?
They have the most powerful weapon – “devotion” – just what managed to get hope/change elected.
What about “Anna’s” resemblance to The One (reptilian)?
Of course and alien presence would fully explain the Dems in 2008. What happened just wasn’t normal. Then again The Pink Flamingo could simply be giving in to alien invasion hysteria.
The Pink Flamingo has mentioned in the past her interest in science fiction as social and political commentary. On the Science Fiction Channel we’re now seeing our military as a combination of John Wayne, James Bond, Wyatt Earp, James T. Kirk, and G. I. Joe. If you look at those two factors, alone, Obama is in very serious trouble, sociologically.
To quote another famous alien, “Fascinating.”
Or, to put it more succenctly, after Christie pulled out a win in New Jersey, and the news that there is going to be massive Dem party defection in Texas, The Pink Flamingo is predicting you can stick a fork in Obama. He’s done. (I hope). With a lot of luck, prayer, and a few conservatives being put in their place, the GOP may be in a position to pull off a 1994 in a year. In 1994 it all began in Virginia. The whole thing is the movement of independents to the GOP. Please take note that these independents are not all that conservative, either.
“…V, an ambitious remake of a 1980s NBC show, in many respects stays close to the original’s story line. What has changed — radically — is the political subtext. Kenneth Johnson, who wrote and directed the 1983 miniseries (it spawned a sequel and then a regular network series over the next two years), took his inspiration from a 1935 Sinclair Lewis novel called It Can’t Happen Here that depicted an imaginary fascist takeover of the United States. The aliens in the original V were patterned after Nazis, and, just in case anyone missed the point, an elderly Jewish character who was a Holocaust survivor periodically hammered on the similarities.
But ABC’s series takes aim not at a German dictator from the misty past but a sitting — and popular — U.S. president. From the fawning reaction of the news media (sample press-conference question to V leader Anna: “Is there such a thing as an ugly visitor?”) to the recruiting of human supporters into an alien front group that could easily be mistaken for “community organizing,” the parallels to Obama are unmistakable.
Conservatives have a plan – to destroy the country.
They plan to pull more Doug Hoffman’s, sponsoring hand-picked Glenn Beck losers to split the vote and, as in NY-23, cause the Dems to pick up a long-term GOP seat.
Yea, that’s teaching the GOP a lesson.
What has happened in NY-23 could become the blue-print for the far far far far far irrational right to absolutely destroy the United States. Do these NON-REPUBLICAN jerks have the same plans for Florida? If they cut the vote, and go off pouting for third party losers, we are going o basically lose our country.
Just as in NY-23 CONSERVATIVES CANNOT WIN ELECTIONS!
The WSJ adds:
“…But that lesson will be for naught if conservatives conclude that their victory is reason to challenge any candidate who doesn’t agree with them on every issue. The truth is that some conservatives are as bloody-minded and intolerant of all dissent as the hard left is at the Daily Kos. A majority political party requires a far more diverse coalition than the audience for your average right-wing blogger or talk show host. Some of those voices prefer having Democrats in power because it drives up their own ratings….”
The first question one must ask is do they care about the country or their petty demands for purity. Those demands for purity are causing the far far far far far irrational right to do many things, including the same things they damn the left for doing. Let’s take stretching the truth. Malkin called Dede Scozzafava a “radical leftist“. Really, Michelle, get a grip on reality. Wanna talk “radical”? Go look in the mirror.
“…Ronald Reagan gets all the credit among conservatives for ending the Cold War, but recall that it was his successor, former President George H.W. Bush, loathed by conservatives, who actually handled the peaceful collapse of the Soviet Empire and got very little credit for it. That included the reunification of Germany against the wishes of France and Britain, the latter led by Margaret Thatcher….”
Why do conservatives have a tendency not to give President George H. W. Bush credit for the fall of the Berlin Wall and the fall of the Soviet Empire? After all, he was POTUS at the time. In his true humble fashion GHWB takes very little credit for his exemplary actions in helping to bring freedom to the former Soviet Empire.
Did you catch Greta’s interview with President George H. W. Bush? If not, go back and watch it. She manages to pull information out of the Great Man, father of another Great Man, that The Pink Flamingo did not even know.
FYI – did you know Margaret Thatcher, that great conservative Dame DID NOT want a re-unified Germany, but GHWB is the one who forced it? Hummmmm
For the Lord gives wisdom;
from his mouth come knowledge and understanding;
he stores up sound wisdom for the upright;
he is a shield to those who walk blamelessly,
guarding the paths of justice
and preserving the way of his faithful ones.
Then you will understand righteousness and justice
and equity, every good path;
“…The cause of the dinosaurs’ demise is far from an open-and-shut case. Though many experts support the Chicxulub impact theory, some question whether the extinction was caused by an impact at all, and suggest that climate changes and volcanism were responsible. One line of reasoning holds that all three phenomena were to blame.
Gerta Keller, a geoscientist at Princeton University, found evidence for massive volcanic activity coinciding with the time of the extinction in an area called the Deccan Traps in India. Keller has advocated that this volcanism was the main culprit behind the dinosaurs’ downfall. Her idea has long been controversial and remains so. She is bluntly dubious of Chatterjee’s argument.
“We have worked extensively throughout India and investigated a number of the localities where Sankar Chatterjee claims to have evidence of a large impact he calls Shiva crater,” Keller wrote in an e-mail along with colleague Thierry Adatte of Switzerland’s Universite de Neuchâtel. “Unfortunately, we have found no evidence to support his claims… Sorry to say, this is all nonsense.”
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”--Sinclair Lewis
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
SJ Reidhead (aka The Pink Flamingo) is a writer based in New Mexico. The author of two published novels, both westerns: Dust Devil and The Second Mrs. Earp and two published works of non-fictions: TRAVESTY: Frank Waters Earp Agenda Exposed and A Church for Helldorado, Endicott Peabody's 1882 Tombstone Diary. One of the leading authorities on the life of Wyatt Earp and Tombstone during the Earp years, she is currently writing a series of murder mysteries set in modern day Tombstone. The author is also working on a book about fashion in the Wild West. When complete, there will be over 2100 unpublished antique photographs dating from 1855-1910.
The author's work has appeared in Wild West, True West, Blogcritics, and The Tombstone Times. Recently the author has had to deal with a father in Stage 4 Alzheimer's Disease. This is leading to a book dealing with the frustrations of dealing with the frustrations of the disease, finance, legal, health-care, and things no one bothers telling families about it.
SJ Reidhead has been involved in Republican politics since she was 'a little kid'. During the Reagan years she was a lobbyist working with various non-profit organizations who were attempting to salvage NASA and the American space program after the disastrous Carter years. Unfortunately, because of the libertarian take-over of the GOP, and the rise of the Tea Parties, as the Republican Party becomes more and more extreme and marginalized, it is impossible to remain loyal to the GOP. The Pink Flamingoremains GOP in order to try to bring the party back to what it once was. I fear it is an impossible task.
The Pink Flamingo went on line on October 4, 2005, after the author realized "normal" Republicans were being marginalized as the extreme far right attempts to become the new normal. In November, 2012, The Pink Flamingo, for the first time ever, voted for a Democrat, Barack Obama. Normal will never again apply to the GOP.
THE PINK FLAMINGO STORY
It started out as a joke. During the seven years I worked with the girls of my parish, leading a youth group, one of the things that I stressed were manners. Part of having manners, the way I see it, is to know how to set a proper table, host a party, cater it, and clean up afterward. I was fortunate enough to have a group of very talented girls in my youth group. They learned how to plan for, and execute large church functions, very properly. During one such function I noticed there were several incredibly tacky pink flamingos sitting on the table. Knowing the girls were up to something, I said nothing. A few months later they did the same thing at a function I was hosting at my home. I said nothing. They had a birthday party for me. More pink flamingos appeared - and a joke was born.
Thanks to the girls, all of whom are now grown, I have a collection of pink flamingos. It has become an ongoing joke. When I began working on my political blog, I realized the only possibly title was The Pink Flamingo!