Thursday, March 19, 2009

Obama's Plan to destroy veteran's insurance

Mike L has sent me an email containing information on Obamie’s plan to change the medical insurance program for veterans. It’s been kicking around the Internet for several days and has raised a stink.

Some of you know that I spent 10 years in Naval Aviation and still have very good friends who I served with, and some who retired. Some I served with never made it to retirement. One lies where we do not know and two others never saw their children grow up.

Others are dying at a natural rate and others I see from time to remember how wonderful it was to be young and celebrate our saving democracy from the Soviets. I trust you will pardon that bit of humor, but humor is one of the few things old men still can have.

So the military and how it is treated is of high interest to me, as it should be to every US citizen.

I never got around to commenting on this because it was being covered everywhere, and now that my anger has lowered to the point where I just won’t rant, it appears that Obamie of the Unknown Kingdom has wisely decided to withdraw.

But he will be back. That’s the way the Lefties work. When they hit fierce resistance they slink away and then come back. Again and again.

So to all of you who voted for this walking disaster to our country, I ask this question.

Do you support his plan to make veterans with service connected injuries who have private insurance pay??

It’s a simple question.

Pin the tail on Barney

The video that had disappeared like magic has reappeared. In it O'Reilly does an admirable job of pointing out to Barney that Barney screwed the pooch in July 2008and recommended Fannie/Freddie going forward, one of the worst, if not THE worst recommendation in the history of the world. Well, ok. Maybe telling everyone how safe the Titanic was safe was a wee bit worse.

What's interesting in this is that in Barney's sputtering defense, he claims that it was he, Barney Frank and his band of Demo donkeys that had the first opportunity to pass a bill to stop the problem after Obamie's Heroes lied enough to win in 2006 and take complete control of Congress.

Link to video. Pay close attention starting at about the 1 minute 50 second mark.

Now, how can you tell a Demo is lying? His lips are moving!

From an earlier post:

Shall we do something that the MSM can't seem to do? Use Google?

(From the source article) "The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago.

Under the plan, disclosed at a Congressional hearing today, a new agency would be created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored companies that are the two largest players in the mortgage lending industry.

The new agency would have the authority, which now rests with Congress, to set one of the two capital-reserve requirements for the companies. It would exercise authority over any new lines of business. And it would determine whether the two are adequately managing the risks of their ballooning portfolios.

The plan is an acknowledgment by the administration that oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- which together have issued more than $1.5 trillion in outstanding debt -- is broken. A report by outside investigators in July concluded that Freddie Mac manipulated its accounting to mislead investors, and critics have said Fannie Mae does not adequately hedge against rising interest rates." (End quote from source.)

"And before you say, "About time Bush did something," that was 9/11/2003.

Well, the Demos shot it down."

(From source article)''These two entities -- Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac -- are not facing any kind of financial crisis,'' said Representative Barney Frank of Massachusetts, the ranking Democrat on the Financial Services Committee. ''The more people exaggerate these problems, the more pressure there is on these companies, the less we will see in terms of affordable housing.''

Representative Melvin L. Watt, Democrat of North Carolina, agreed.

''I don't see much other than a shell game going on here, moving something from one agency to another and in the process weakening the bargaining power of poorer families and their ability to get affordable housing,'' Mr. Watt said.(End quote)

Link to post with further links to NYTimes

You know, what I can't figure out is why the LSM can't do what I just did above and show it to millions? I am one old ROF who does this in my spare time when I feel like it. Look! This is important stuff! This guy sat right their and lied through his teeth! Yet he is in charge of the House Finance Committee and will get re-elected again in 2010 by the unknowing and uncaring voters in MA.

New and improved deer rifle.....................

Those deer are getting meaner and bigger every day.

Stolen from Dave T and a hat tip to him! And thanks to whoever that is posing with the rifle!

Flight 943 ditches in Pacific

Dave T sent me an email reminding me that about 56 years ago Pan Am flight 943 ditched in the Pacific Ocean. Watch the linked to video. And the next time you wonder what the Coast Guard does... well you will know!

Link to Video.