Obama and Tinkerbell / Medicare as a model? / Huckabee on Obama-care / Obama and 9-11 / Is Pelosi as crazy as an out-house rat? / When sanity ruled Congress / ACORN, a criminal enterprise? / Actress fired for refusing gay role? / Ariel, Samaria and the settlement freeze
OBAMA AND THE TINKERBELL EFFECT - If you have Tinkerbell to call on, life is pretty easy. You just make a wish, and poof -- it comes to pass. As I watched President Barack Obama (or Barry Soetoro or whatever his real name is), I was stunned by the Tinkerbell effect that surrounds him. During the speech he told seniors that he would not change Medicare. A few sentences later he said he would abolish Medicare Advantage which has millions of participants. Obama plans to "save" half a trillion in Medicare payments to pay for his "Obama-care" program, while at the same time making Medicare better. Was that distraction during his talk Tinkerbell jumping from Nancy Pelosi's shoulder to his shoulder? His 9/9/09 speech to the joint session was so full of outright fantasies it is just hard to address them all. The current state of medical care in the United States is not the real issue here; it is the liberal fantasy of creating a utopia that Obama, Pelosi, Reid and the rest of the "progressives" envision. They believe that government can provide medical care and a minimum living standard for all Americans, while shutting down "polluting" factories, ending war, and sort of peacefully merging Christianity and Islam.
MEDICARE AS A MODEL? - During his address to Congress Barack Obama talked of using Medicare as a model. Why on earth would he say that? First of all, Medicare is going broke. It is so underfunded that there is no way to pay the benefits of even the Baby-boomer generation. Second, it is subsidized by private insurance. Medicare payout rates are so low that doctors and hospitals have to charge others more. To get a true picture of Medicare as a model, read this Wall Street Journal Online Op-ed.
HUCKABEE ON OBAMA - I received an e-mail from Governor Mike Huckabee on Obama's address to Congress. He had this to say: "President Obama's biggest problem is that last night, he made many clearly-stated promises that sound great - health care for all, lower costs, free colonoscopies - but that's not what Congress is about to vote on. He talked as if the process is just starting, but there's already a bill before Congress, and it's a murky, 1,018-page monstrosity, and nobody can explain for certain what it says." And there is more. There are a total of four bills that have passed House committees and another version in the Senate. Everyone of them would use federal money for abortions and/or force private insurance companies to pay for abortions contrary to the comments of Barack Obama." See Huckabee video on Obama-care
OBAMA AND 9-11 - I believe it was wrong for Barack Obama to hold a major address to Congress just 36 hours before the anniversary hour of the 9-11 Jihad attack on the United States. Last week I posted a Youtube video stating that this would put him in the center of the news on 9-11, rather than the victims of Islam. Sure enough, all the headlines today are about Obama-care, not the victims of 9-11. Couldn't this speech have waited one week? See my Youtube video
WHEN SANITY RULED CONGRESS - The Journals of the Continental Congress record that on Wednesday, September 7, 1774 at 9:00 AM the Congress voted to thank Rev. Mr. Duche for the prayer he gave at the beginning of the session. This was the first official prayer in the Congress to anyone's knowledge. The text of the prayer can be read on the website of the Office of the Chaplain of the House. Click here to view.
ACORN - A CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE? - Barack Obama's first real job was as a "community organizer" for ACORN. There are currently criminal complaints against ACORN in several states. This week in Florida, fourteen ACORN employees were charged with voter fraud. Also, in Baltimore two ACORN employees instructed a man and woman posing as a pimp and prostitute about how to get federal aid and tax benefits while setting up a house of prostitution for underage girls. And just today, videotape was released showing ACORN staffers in Washington, DC explaining to two people how they can hide the profession of prostitution and get a loan to establish a brothel. ACORN is a criminal enterprise now, it was a criminal enterprise when Barack Obama worked for it, and it was a criminal enterprise when Republicans controlled the House and funded it. What a disgrace to our nation. See FoxNews story
ACTRESS FIRED FOR REFUSING PRO-GAY ROLE - Patricia Mauceri was fired and abruptly replaced on "One Life to Live" after she objected to acting in a segment with a gay storyline. She said her religious beliefs and even those of the character she played would not allow her to. She was instructed to read a script that made it seem her conservative Christian character approved of homosexuality. She is not the first soap opera star to leave a show over this issue. Earlier, Chris Engen quit "The Young and the Restless" because his character, Adam, was supposed to kiss a man. The message from Hollywood is clear. If you will not accept homosexuality or play the part of a homosexual, you will not get work. New York Daily News.
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THIS IS SCARY - A large group of Hollywood stars, on video, stated: "I pledge to be a servant of our president." The pledge of the group comes at the end of the video. To get there you have to listen to the word "change" being used so many times it is sort of sickening and you just want to turn it off. I have seen lots of soviet communist and Nazi propaganda films, and this falls right into that category. See Youtube Clip MAKE COMMENTS - You can make comments on this and other articles in these updates at www.MurrayOnTheHill.com
"A SETTLEMENT FREEZE IS STUPID" - That is what my good friend Ron Nachman, the mayor of Ariel, had to say about Barack Obama's demand that Jews stop building homes in Ariel. He blamed most of the problem on Obama's Jewish advisers who are anti-Israel, among them Rahm Emanuel. Emanuel himself attends an Orthodox Synagogue, but for some unfathomable reason promotes an anti-Israel and pro-Muslim agenda. Read the interview with Mayor Nachman PETITION TO
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