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Blogging for Liberty: Over 75 Years of Indoctrination and Running!

When I was on staff at one of the local hospitals, one of the surgeons told me the following story:

In high school he was one of the debate champions for his state, and at one debate he was assigned the liberal point of view regarding Welfare. Now, this liberal position was not his, but being a consummate debater he argued the point with zeal and won the contest.

He told me that after the debate was over he was approached by several men who were so impressed by his ability to further the liberal argument that they offered to pay for his tuition to any University in the country. Erroneously believing that he too was a liberal,  they told him they needed more people with his point of view in America.  The scholarship they were offering had a stipulation, and that stipulation was he had to be in one of 3 different fields of study; journalism, teaching, or political science.  He was very thankful, and said that he would gladly accept the scholarship, but he wanted to become a physician.  The gentleman said that the scholarship would only apply to the 3 fields of study, and they would not sponsor anything else.

Obviously, he turned them down, got an army scholarship instead, and became a surgeon, but this was in 1948! Make no mistake about it,  statists have been stacking the deck with like-minded people in positions to change the government for over 75 years!

Sounding a little too conspiratorial to you? Well then, look at school teachers, college professor’s, the media, and most career politicians/lawyers, and tell me why the statists philosophy is prominent in over 80% of these people!

Even in the private school that my children attend,  the statist educators try to indoctrinate my children with all the statist sophistry including the current hoax on global warming, over population, and the belief that capitalism is inherently evil.  Inherently evil? Can you say “projection.”

The Democrats have targeted young people, knowing how easy it is to program their minds. Unfortunately, this ploy has been used before as evidenced by the hysteria during the Vietnam era, which was brought about through Marxist propaganda underlying the so-called peace movement. The radicals of that era were successful in turning the minds of our American youth and giving the communists power to slaughter 2.5 million people in Cambodia and South Vietnam. Did this Marxists and their “useful idiots”  stop the war, or did theyjust turn their backs on all the horror and suffering they helped create when they moved Uncle Sam to walk away?

JRD

 

 

Blogging for Liberty: Unions Punish Exceptualism

You may know a similar tale, but my high school coach used to tell a story about one summer when he was between college semesters.  He told me that when he was playing ball for a small college in the South he worked one summer in a sawmill to try to earn money to make ends meet. He was so happy to have the job that he was overly enthusiastic and energetic (he seemed to be naturally that way all the time, but I digress).

Anyway, he said that after about a week of working at the saw mill, some union thugs came up to him and asked him what he was doing.  He thought, erroneously, that he was not doing enough; so, he immediately started working harder. However,  to his surprise, the union thugs came up to him a second time and told him that if he did not stop working so hard, then there were going to break his legs (because he is making the other workers look bad).

This type of story is commonplace and exemplifies one of the major problems with any and all systems that do away competition. Without competition effort is thwarted by envy every time (even in the saw mills of the South).

JRD

 

Blogging for Liberty: McCain Stood With ACORN

On Feb. 20, 2006, Sen. John McCain happily accepted the honors and acclamation of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), People for the American Way, UNITE HERE,  and ACORN.

Yes, good old John told immigration rights activists at a rally in Miami  that they “are what makes America special.” ACORN co-sponsored the rally, and its volunteers surrounded McCain, but while there’s no evidence that McCain ever formally teamed with the group, the video below serves as a reminder that he did not mind being associated with them when the politics of the moment were different.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJ9wy2MI1NI

Blogging for Liberty: Voter Fraud, LBJ, “The Duke of Duval”, and the Big “O”

Lyndon  B. Johnson  (LBJ) earned the nickname “Landslide Lyndon”  or “Ballot box Johnson” in 1948  when he became a U.S. Senator from Texas on the strength of 87 questionable votes. However, most of us knew Lyndon Banes Johnson as “LBJ” — the tall man with the Texas accent who reluctantly assumed the responsibilities as the 46th president of the United States following the assasination of John Kennedy. Not many of us knew who Lyndon Johnson was before he was placed on the Kennedy presidential ticket in 1960, and as far as most of us knew,  he was simply a senator from Texas.

The setting for the saga of LBJ was South Texas.  The key player was George Parr, “The Duke of Duval,” the boss of the South Texas political machine, and the man called patrón by the Chicano people.

The “Duke of Duval County,” George Parr

Through a powerful network of alliances, George Parr controlled politics in 15 South Texas counties and wielded influence at the state capital and in Washington.  He also exercised considerable power over economic development in his realm, controlling banks and exacting high tax levies.


Parr  controlled the votes in southern Texas, and  of course, there was a price for Parr’s support. Six days after the polls had closed, the winner for Texas Senator was still not decided, but  miraculously, in the district of Alice, Texas, 202 additional votes suddenly appeared in the Precinct 13 voting box. All but 2 of these were cast for Lyndon Johnson. To make matters worse, these 202 names appeared to be added to the list, were in alphabetical order, were in the same handwriting and written with the same ink. When the final results were in that day, with some minor changes in a few other precincts statewide, Johnson went ahead by eighty-seven votes.

George Parr, (second from the left) sufficiently paid by Johnson’s camp,  delivered the Senatorial election to Johnson

A happy "Lyin" Lyndon is sworn in as U.S. Senator on January 3, 1949.

A happy Lyndon is sworn in as U.S. Senator on January 3, 1949

Fast forward 12 years. During the Presidential election of  1960,  Kennedy benefited from voter fraud, especially in Texas and Illinois, as well as in nine other states.  These two states are particularly important because if Nixon had carried both, he would have won the election. Some journalists also later claimed that the Chicago crime syndicate played a role in Kennedy’s victory in Illinois. By-the-way, Kennedy was both the last Northern Democrat and sitting United States senator to win the presidency until Obama. Make no mistake about it, Illinois or not, Johnson, with help from Parr, delivered Texas to Kennedy.

Now, their are those who believed Johnson was also behind Kennedy’s assassination, but I am not one of those; however, LBJ took the opportunity to put in place a statist juggernaut that has throttled this country ever since.

In 1969 LBJ ended his one term as an elected President, and he died 1973. Two years later so did The Duke;  however, just months before the Duke would have been convicted of a multitude of sins, he committed suicide. Yes,  Parr chose to end his own life rather than live out his days behind bars.

But what can we learn from all this? Well, for all you mystics Karma may be real, but LBJ was never rebuked for his sponsoring of voter fraud, and we the people had to endure one of the worst presidents of all time, and Parr help launch one of the most destructive statist politicians the U.S. had ever seen.

I guess it looks like LBJ is going to come in a distant second to the big O, but make no mistake about it, the big O’s machine will make the voter fraud of the Duke and LBJ look like guppy in a sea of sharks.

JRD

 

Blogging for Liberty: Obama Care and Real Death Panels

Obama Care and Real Death Panels

The health care bill hides in its voluminous paragraphs the underlying method of cutting costs which will be based on rationing and denying care (not preventing the need for health care).

It has become pejorative to use the phrase “death panels”, but there are panels that will deny care to people based on probabilities. So, if you don’t meet the probabilities, then you will NOT get the care that your massive tax increases are ostensibly paying for. That is correct! You will no longer be able to decide that you want to live (the government will take that decision away from you). The government bureaucracies will not care if you die, for their goal is to save money by NOT providing permission for life giving care.

This panel, created in the “Stimulus package” (The American Recovery and Investment Act) is called “The Federal Coordinating Council for Comparative Effectiveness Research”.

The panel was established in section 1201 of the Stimulus bill, it was funded with $1.1 billion from the Stimulus bill, and President Obama has already appointed 13 of the 15 member Federal Council.

Don’t believe me? Well here they are:

Anne C. Haddix, Ph.D

Thomas B. Valuck, MD, MHSA, JD

Peter Delany, PhD, LCSW-C

Carolyn M. Clancy, M.D.

David Hunt, M.D.

James Scanlon

Elizabeth Nabel, M.D

Jesse L. Goodman, M.D., M.P.H.

Rosaly Correa-de-Araujo, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D

Neera Tanden, J.D

Joel Kupersmith, M.D.

Michael Kilpatrick, M.D.

Ezekiel J. Emanuel, MD, PhD

“Comparative Effectiveness Research” is based on the formula that considers the cost per treatment divided by the number of years the patient will benefit from the treatment.

So, if you have a condition that needs treatment, then the panel will approve or rejected your treatment based on how much it costs divided by how much you are worth, in their opinion, to society.

The Stimulus bill goes on to say that if hospitals and doctors save your life but break the government protocol, then you will see your doctor go to prison.

Still not impressed? In section 1233 of the health care bill there is a section that is devoted to “Advanced Care Planning”.  This section states that after each American turns 65 years of age they have to go to a mandated counseling program that is designed to end life sooner.  This counseling session is to occur every 5 years unless the person has developed a chronic illness, and if they do have a chronic illness, then they must be counseled every year!

The topics in these mandatory counseling sessions will include how to decline hydration and nutrition, and how to begin hospice care. (basically a state where your caretakers feel your death is inevitable, or so they think). Sounds like an idea right out of the movie “Logan’s Run”.

For this Obama care plan to work, people need to die sooner and less expensively. Denying health care is exactly the way to do that.

Let’s see? Are there any modern examples? Yes, the swine flu morality rate in Mexico versus the mortality rate here. Same virus, different health care systems, and different rates of mortality.

Anyone prefer the chances in Mexico?

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Blogging for Liberty: Mary Landrieu and James “the Pimp” O’Keefe

“Louisiana Watergate”

In January, 2010, James O’Keefe,  and three other associates went into the New Orleans office of Senator Mary Landrieu wearing white hard harts, tool belts and flourescent vests and saying they needed to fix a problem with the phone system.

State Democrats quickly called the alleged plot a “Louisiana Watergate,” but federal officials have not yet said why the men wanted to interfere with Landrieu’s phones, whether they were successful, or even if the goal was political espionage.

Mary Landrieu was not answering her phone’s and Mr. O’Keefe “the “Pimp” was going to show on film that the published phone number to Mary Landrieu’s office is bogus; and they were going to show that if you dial the number, the phone in her office does not ring.  They did not attempt to bug her office or in any way disable her phone’s.

“The government has now confirmed what has always been clear:  No one tried to wiretap or bug Senator Landrieu’s office.”

Some weeks ago, Landrieu was quoted as saying that “Our lines have been jammed for weeks” when constituents complained that they could not get through to her office staff to note their opposition to Landrieu’s vote on healthcare reform.  “In investigating this matter, we decided to visit Senator Landrieu’s district office – the people’s office – to ask the staff if their phones were working,” O’Keefe said.

O’Keefe also states that the entire ordeal was videotaped and that he was “eager” for the government to allow the tape to be released.

Landrieu was criticized  for her vote on the Senate health care bill after securing a Medicaid provision estimated in value at up to $365 million for Louisiana. Conservatives accused her of selling her vote but she insisted no “special deals” were made (yeah, right).

Follow Up

In May, 2010, U.S. District Judge Stanwood Duval Jr.  ruled that the misdemeanor charges against the four men can be resolved before a magistrate instead of a judge.

Noriega 2011

General Manuel Noriega

Manuel Antonio Noriega Moreno, was the military dictator of Panama from 1983 to 1989.

 

The 1989 invasion of Panama by the United States removed him from power, he was captured, detained as a prisoner of war, and flown to the United States.

France was granted its extradition request in April 2010. He arrived in Paris on April 27, 2010, and after a re-trial as a condition of the extradition, he was found guilty and sentenced to seven years in jail in July 2010. France announced it will extradite him to Panama so he would face trial there for human rights violations after his sentence concludes (July 2017).

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