Saturday, March 20, 2010


Honestly, how bad can Obamacare be? I mean, after all, over 45% of Americans want it to pass. It must not be that bad.

Well, let's take a look. If you want to read it yourself - go to and pull up the bill and see for yourself if you can get through the 2000 pages and all of the political and policy nuances.

First, new taxes start immediately, but services don't.

State programs and state policies will be null and void.

Current medicare recipients will start to see reduced services and additional citizens are put on the program.

Eighteen percent more of the nations economy will be under the federal government's control.

No matter where you are on the issue - abortion will be funded by our tax dollars.

Not only we will be paying more for less - US policy, as mentioned in the President's speech to Democrat Congressmen today, states that this is just the beginning of health care policy change. Universal health care is on its way. And, so are less jobs and choice in the private sector.

Let's hope the states step up and fight this corrupted power grab.
Prayers for decision makers and our country are needed!

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Sunday, January 31, 2010


The earthquake in Haiti is another reminder of just how fragile life is and how little control we have over it. May we remember to reach out to those in need, love others as our selves, and act on the still small voice of the Lord.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2009

The Elephant March Begins

It is amazing what a little budget crisis and a new chief of staff will do for unity. "Reality has set in", a quote by Governor Jan Brewer in today's paper is not only good news - it is news we have all been waiting for. Republican leadership in the legislature and the Governor are well on their way to a kiss and make up session that will turn the low polling numbers on Brewer around.

Women can make a difference. Today is a prime example. My bet is on Jan in 2010.

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Sunday, November 1, 2009

Dog Eat Dog

Like so many other progressive cities, Tempe has what is called a dog park. Sounds like a great idea the dog park. Dogs get to meet dogs in an orderly and safe manner; playing, sniffing - getting exercise with their owners and well...other dogs. In this case, orderly and safe were no where to be found.

The story of Emmie at the dog park goes like this: Emmie, a lap dog of advanced age was trying to keep up with her owner and their new puppy on the lap track. Emmie decided to take a detour through the grass to catch up. She proceeded to grit her teeth and growl at the oncoming pack of large dogs. This triggered an out and out attack with one of the large dogs leading the way.

The Greyhound sunk his teeth into little Emmie and was about to have her for a light snack when Emmie's owner ran to her safety beating off the determined hound. Screams and howls brought on a mixture of fear and sympathy. Dog lovers came to Emmie's rescue and helped escort her and her owner to the nearest pet hospital.

However, the Greyhound's owner fled quicker than you can say "Do you know a good attorney"? Maybe it wasn't about a lawsuit. Maybe he fled because he did not want to pay the vet bill or...maybe he thought his dog would be taken away and put to sleep. Whatever the reason, the least he could have done was stopped to check on the welfare of Emmie and her owner, and then apologize.

This story has a strange but true correlation to the health care debate. Not only will the Democrats in Congress and President Obama run and hide from the debate, they will leave us bloodied and holding the bill while they take no responsibility for the outcome. Perhaps it is time to collar and leash our elected officials in DC - either that or trade them in for a new breed.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Palin does the Big O

Well, it is about time. Sarah Palin rose to political greatness when she stepped foot on the stage of Saturday Night Live. Sure, she and her family suffered at the often comedic hands of Tina Fey and even David Letterman, but the sleepless nights and tears of anguish may have been worth it. Soon Sarah will grace the television airwaves as she sits at the shoes of the diva of daytime TV - among other accomplishments - Oprah. Imagine how Oprah will deal with the gun-toting, tell-it-like-it-is grandmother and former Governor of Alaska. After all, isn't that why conservatives fell in love with Palin? Conservatives like to hear someone share the reality of the situation; we don't like political correct, sugar coated explanations. Anything less is suspicious. Bring it on, Oprah.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Cash for Kids: A Global Crisis Awaits Us

You have heard of Cash for in a strange Orwellian twist, Japan has just joined Russia in what I like to call, the Cash for Kids program.

Yes, it is true, if Japanese married couples have a child, they will receive a monthly stipend equivalent to about 300 US dollars until the child completes Jr. High. The Russian government pays equivalent to 9 thousand US dollars a year to couples who have more than one child. So far, the Cash for Kids program is not working.

Low birth rates around the world, especially in Europe and Japan are already having a negative effect on their status in the world, their economy; social life and their future. While the US is at replacement birth rate 2.13 (the number represents the number of children a woman has during her lifetime and includes immigrant births), Japan and Russia and all of Western Europe are well below the replacement birth rate. The US is only a few decades behind.

The loss of workers in all sectors of the economy means loss of revenue, higher costs of health care and social services and less significant military power - in short a collapse of world economies like never before. If you think the economy is bad now...we ain't seen nothin' yet.

Other nations including India, China, Mexico, African nations and some middle eastern nations have higher than needed birth rates. However, they are decreasing rapidly and some like India and China find themselves in a situation where there is a huge imbalance between baby girls and baby boys. This is also very unsettling. By 2030, China is expected to have 20 million more men than women.

The reason for the demographic changes are two-fold: high rate of baby boomers (1950s and 60s) and fewer couples marrying and having babies (1970s through today); and people living longer lives. Other factors should be considered as well. Some others include high divorce rates, increases in abortions, social pressure from population control and environment issues.

In Russia, there are more abortions each year than live births.

By 2050 36% of the population in Europe will be over 65.

Since 1990, there are 6 million fewer children worldwide.

If trends continue, by 2030, the UN estimates that there will be 250 million fewer children in the world then there are today.

As the baby boomers age, there are not enough people to replace them and cover their costs of living. This is the first time in the history of humanity that the graying population is growing while other populations decline.

Please learn more about this impending catastrophe. Let's hope it is not too late. Go to to learn more.

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Sunday, September 13, 2009


The September 12th Tea Party in DC was a huge success. They tell me that millions of people attended - at least that was what one newspaper reported. Another paper reported that there were tens of thousands of protesters while even another took the position of less is more and said that there were thousands in attendance while pointing out the 15,000 supporters of health care cheered Obama in the north.

So, what gives? Why all of the discrepency in numbers? Millions of marchers certainly would send a strong message that Obama and those supporting more government and more spending should be aware. A few thousand outraged Americans is a lot less credible.

Not knowing what the numbers really are is not important. So, let me point out the obvious, the media cannot be trusted to report accuracy. I know you are not surprised. Neither am I. What has been pointed out again is the need for Internet reporting by those on the ground; blogs, Tweets, Facebook comments and above all, emails from trusted friends and sources.

Americans must take the work of saving our Republic into our own hands. Even if it only means information gathering and accurate reporting.

Let's all make a concerted effort to find the facts and share them. It truly matters.

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