Month: November 2013

Obamacare supporters shocked that they have to pay for Obamacare

Obama-care-cartoonAs my mother used to say, “You buys your ticket & you takes your chance”. Mom was right! So glad I didn’t fall for the liberal hype, albeit the ACA passed without a single GOP vote. ~dfh

WINTERY KNIGHT

I thought that everything that the Democrats promise was free? Or at least, that only greedy rich employers would pay for it all.

Ooops:

Cindy Vinson and Tom Waschura are big believers in the Affordable Care Act. They vote independent and are proud to say they helped elect and re-elect President Barack Obama.

Yet, like many other Bay Area residents who pay for their own medical insurance, they were floored last week when they opened their bills: Their policies were being replaced with pricier plans that conform to all the requirements of the new health care law.

Vinson, of San Jose, will pay $1,800 more a year for an individual policy, while Waschura, of Portola Valley, will cough up almost $10,000 more for insurance for his family of four.

[…]As state- and federal-run health insurance exchanges debuted across the country offering a range of prices for different tiers of…

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BEWARE OF LIBERALISM

Liberalism is Evil“The goal of the ‘liberals’ — as it emerges from the record of the past decades — was to smuggle this country into welfare statism by means of single, concrete, specific measures, enlarging the power of the government a step at a time, never permitting these steps to be summed up into principles, never permitting their direction to be identified or the basic issue to be named. Thus, statism was to come, not by vote or by violence, but by slow rot — by a long process of evasion and epistemological corruption, leading to a fait accompli.” 

 

~author and philosopher Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

THE GETTYSBURG ADDRESS

Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address 11/19/1863

Lincoln delivering the Gettysburg Address 11/19/1863

Today, November 19, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of President Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. Ever since Lincoln wrote it in 1864, this version has been the most often reproduced,  notably on the walls of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. It is named after Colonel  Alexander Bliss, stepson of historian George Bancroft. Bancroft asked President  Lincoln for a copy to use as a fundraiser for soldiers (see “Bancroft Copy” below).  However, because Lincoln wrote on both sides of the paper, the speech could  not be reprinted, so Lincoln made another copy at Bliss’s request. It is the last  known copy written by Lincoln and the only one signed and dated by him. Today it  is on display at the Lincoln Room of the White House.

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a  new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men  are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any  nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great  battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a  final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might  live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate — we can not consecrate — we can not  hallow — this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have  consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will  little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what  they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the  unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It  is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us —  that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for  which they gave the last full measure of devotion — that we here highly resolve  that these dead shall not have died in vain — that this nation, under God, shall  have a new birth of freedom — and that government of the people, by the people,  for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln November 19, 1863

Obama Orders Navy Seals To Remove ‘Don’t Tread On Me’ Navy Jack From Uniforms

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President Obama is unbelievably arrogant! He really should not piss off the U.S. Navy! He’s already alienated the Veterans & other branches during his “Shutdown” by ignoring the families of our fallen heroes by refusing to sign an Executive Order to release funds necessary to for them to immediate expenses related to the active duty deaths of their heroic loved-ones. His blatant disregard and feigned ignorance of the terrorist attack on our Embassy in Benghazi on the anniversary of 9/11 in 2012 where the American Ambassador & three other brave Americans  were murdered ~ is a slap in the face of every American Soldier and Sailor that ever served his or her country! Regardless, Obama’s thin-skinned, elitist approach is to eliminate ALL things that remind Americans of this country’s founding (including its Revolution) and is in my opinion, an attempt to take away anything & everything may boost American pride & purpose because he is obviously afraid of the possibility of starting another Revolution which may serve to remove him from office! I believe that all American Patriots should voice their opinions aloud, in writing or with flags & banners and rise up against the Tyrant Obama. Indeed, if the Military ever decides to engage in a coup to overthrow him, his czars & his radical followers from office, I’d be right there doing all I could do to help them! ~dfh

(If you do not agree with my opinion, here ~ that’s your right. My opinion is protected free speech under the U. S. Constitution’s 1st Amendment.) GOD Bless America! ~dfh

Excerpted from THE DAILY CALLER: The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’ flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a beloved place in sailor’s hearts, through its use for over two centuries.

This symbol of America’s naval ferocity has spanned our country’s entire existence, flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to today’s War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction 10520.6 clearly states that as of 31 May 2002 all ships are to fly the flag throughout the duration of the War on Terror.

So why would ranking SEAL commanders ban the historical symbol? Is the proverbial top bass banning the flag? Is President Obama?

The Navy Jack is the ‘don’t tread on me’  flag, one that has earned a revered place in America’s naval history and a  beloved place in sailor’s hearts, through its use for over two centuries. This  symbol of America’s naval ferocity has spanned our country’s entire existence,  flying from the masts of the Continental Navy during the war of independence, to  today’s War on Terror. In fact, an amendment to the Navy code called SECNAV Instruction 10520.6 clearly  states that as of 31 May 2002 all ships are to fly the flag throughout the  duration of the War on Terror.

So why would ranking SEAL commanders ban the historical symbol? Is the  proverbial top bass banning the flag? Is President Obama?

Clearly the administration and sycophant “top brass” officers have degraded  America’s military prestige; from hand-tying rules of engagement, to uniform  regulations that make our military allegedly more compatible with foreign  forces, to the banning of an awe-inspiring flag that traces its roots to the  first U.S. Navy. We have a civilian-led military, but why should our ranking  commanders be complicit in the administration’s war on it? Why don’t they stand  up to Obama and his leftist cronies?

During my two deployments to Iraq, “Don’t  Tread on Me” was a phrase  seen on nearly every uniform and platoon space — including mine. From patches to  flags to large paintings on concrete barriers, our commanders themselves wore  the insignia on their sleeves — until now.

Perhaps this is why so many of my former teammates felt compelled to send me  the email below. They may not be able to expose the administration’s travesty,  but I can. The email, dated October 22, reads:

ALL:

WARCOM and GROUP TWO/ONE have pushed out the uniform policy for NWU III  and any patches worn on the sleeve.

All personnel are only authorized to wear the matching “AOR” American  Flag patch on the right shoulder.  You are no longer  authorized to wear the “Don’t Tread On Me” patch.

Again the only patch authorized for wear is the American flag on the  right shoulder. Please pass the word to all

Thanks

Senior Enlisted Advisor

[Name Redacted]

After reading the email, I first wondered, ‘why?’ (Actually, first I headed  to the gym to take out my frustration and anger on some unsuspecting weights  with the fury and intensity only a former Navy SEAL can exert.) Why would our  leaders sell out our heritage? Why would they rob present and future sailors of  our battle cry?

When a friend of mine asked his leadership the same question, he was told,  “The Jack is too closely associated with radical groups.” We must assume that  this thought policeman embedded in the SEAL community is speaking of the Tea  Party, whose flag (which also dates from the American Revolution) depicts a  snake with the same defiant slogan as The Navy Jack.

This begs yet another question: Who defines “radical group”? The last time I  checked, all military personnel are under oath to “support and  defend the constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic.” The Tea  Party stands for constitutional rights and founding principles of civil  liberties and limited government. Radical? Not unless you’re a leftist hell-bent  on destroying the foundations of our country. Or as the President has stated as  the objective of his presidency, “to fundamentally transform” America

Read more:  http://dailycaller.com/2013/11/01/navy-seals-ordered-to-remove-dont-tread-on-me-navy-jack-from-uniforms/#ixzz2jQEV2LMn