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After the government has taken control of telecommunications, the internet and all other forms of electronic media to complement their holdings in the automotive, banking and healthcare industries; they will need some new to tackle. Intoducing Obama’s latest venture Pizza Palace. Click the link below for a demo of the new ordering system:
Turn up the volume, listen closely and watch the pointer
Sure this is humorous and yet…………
Wake Up America, do not let this happen to us! Fight big government control of your life!
“The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help”. – Ronald Reagan
Now more of Mr. Lloyd’s comments are trickling out. At the 2008 National Conference for Media Reform he led a session called “Media Reform and Social Change”. During this session he made analogies about genocide in Rwanda and Hugo Chavez’s incredible revolution. Watch the video below and commentary by Glenn Beck….
In his 2006 book, Prologue to a Farce: Communications and Democracy in America,Lloyd called for making private broadcasting companies pay licensing fees equal to their total operating costs. These funds would be given to public broadcasting outlets to allow them the same funding to support their operations as a private company would have. In other words, corporate redistribution of wealth.
Money is not the only thing that Lloyd wants redistributed, he wants to “regulate much of the programming on these stations to make sure they focused on ‘diverse views’ and government activities.”
In addition to his work at the Center for American Progress as a Senior Fellow, Mr. Lloyd has been a journalist, as a communications attorney at Dow, Lohnes & Albertson in Washington, D.C. and general counsel to the Benton Foundation.
What is the Benton Foundation? “The mission of the Benton Foundation is to articulate a public interest vision for the digital age and to demonstrate the value of communications for solving social problems. Current priorities include: promoting a vision and policy alternatives for the digital age in which the benefit to the public is paramount; raising awareness among funders and nonprofits on their stake in critical policy issues; enabling communities and nonprofits to produce diverse and locally responsive media content.”
Are you sensing a theme? How about social reengineering through media control? I say it every post and I’ll say it again now, this is another threat to YOUR American way of life!
This is government moving toward policies that control the media, the internet and free speech. These policies will redistribute wealth and control all the messaging.
Radio and the internet are the primary tools for exchange of conservative ideas and conversation. We can not let them take our voices away. We must fight back and stand up for our rights. Liberty and freedom are ours to lose if we don’t get involved; in the end we will only have ourselves to blame if we do nothing.
Restore the Republic, Reject Socialism!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
In a move some fear is a reprisal for opposing President Obama’s health care plan, Democrats sent 52 letters to health insurers requesting financial records for a House committee’s investigation.
Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., sent a letter warning health insurers that the House Energy and Commerce Committee is “examining executive compensation and other business practices of the health industry.”
Waxman, chairman of the committee, and Stupak, chairman of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee did not inform their Republican counterparts of their plans.
Health insurers have until Sept. 4 to provide Congress a detailed list of every employee who made over a $1 million dollars a year between 2003 and 2008. Democrats also want documents about conferences and any events held off company property as well as the types of transportation, lodging, food, entertainment and even gifts exchanged.
Raising the intimidation stakes: the Waxman letter offers insurers no explanation of what is being investigated or why.
Industry insiders fear the beginning of reprisals for anyone daring to dissent from the Obama agenda. One said it feels like a reprisal audit by the IRS.
With raucous health care town halls unfolding nationwide during the August congressional recess and polls showing increased opposition to a government-run insurance program or “public option,” neither Waxman nor Stupak nor their staffs would comment on this story. But it’s no secret that Democrats blame anti-reform ads on the private health insurance industry and its supporters.
Private health insurers warn that a public option could put them at a competitive disadvantage and even out of business, but they insist they support health care reform in general.
A spokesman for Stupak told The Associated Press Tuesday night that 52 letters had been sent to health insurers with $2 billion or more in annual premiums. He said letters were not dispatched to other industry groups, some of which have been airing television advertising in support of Obama’s call for legislation.
But Robert Zirkelbach, spokesman for the American Health Insurance Plans, said Democrats on the panel hoped to “silence the health insurance industry and distract attention away from the fact that the American people are rejecting a government-run plan” as part of Obama’s planned overhaul.
Zirkelbach said it would be up to individual companies to decide whether to turn the records over.
Spokesmen for three large insurance companies, Aetna, UnitedHealth Group Inc. and WellPoint Inc., confirmed the firms had received the letters but declined comment.
This another GIANT RED FLAG. Another industry under government attack and afraid of government intervention. Where will this end? Do you remember the “mis-steps” of the automotive executives right before the government intervened and nationalized the industry? Do you remember retro active tax legislation to punish AIG executives for bonuses paid – whether we like it or not under the terms of the compensation plans that they were hired under?
If you do not believe that the current “thugocracy” in Washington is capable of punitive actions you are severely mistaken! Watch carefully America – your liberty and freedom is under attack! Stand up and be counted! Make your voice heard – this is just the beginning of an eighteen month battle to hold the socialist left in check until we can sweep them out of office in 2010. Be vigilant and fight the good fight. Reject Socialism and Restore our Republic!
“With respect to the two words ‘general welfare,’ I have always regarded them as qualified by the detail of powers connected with them. To take them in a literal and unlimited sense would be a metamorphosis of the Constitution into a character which there is a host of proofs was not contemplated by its creators.” — James Madison
This should be a GIANT RED FLAG! Free speech is in danger. When you add this to the potential intrusion of government into radio via the FCC and some of the statements of new FCC Diversity Director, Mark Lloyd – it may be time to panic. The last two tools for conservative news, information sharing and networking that aren’t currently under direct government control are now under attack. If you love Twitter, Facebook, your access to the internet as well as listening to your favorite conservative talk show this should concern you. Contact your elected representatives and tell them that you do not support the government invading your life… It is Unconstitutional! Tell them – Just Say NO!
A recent article in the Wall Street Journal the reports that last year the VA’s National Center for Ethics in Health Care advocated a 52-page end-of-life planning document, “Your Life, Your Choices” calling it a “living will” planning tool.
It was written by Dr. Robert Pearlman, the chief of ethics evaluation for the VA. Dr. Pearlman is known for favoring physician-assisted suicide and for his support of health-care rationing.
Quoting the Journal article:
“Your Life, Your Choices” presents end-of-life choices in a way aimed at steering users toward predetermined conclusions, much like a political “push poll.” For example, a worksheet on page 21 lists various scenarios and asks users to then decide whether their own life would be “not worth living.”
The circumstances listed include ones common among the elderly and disabled: living in a nursing home, being in a wheelchair and not being able to “shake the blues.” There is a section which provocatively asks, “Have you ever heard anyone say, ‘If I’m a vegetable, pull the plug’?” There also are guilt-inducing scenarios such as “I can no longer contribute to my family’s well being,” “I am a severe financial burden on my family” and that the vet’s situation “causes severe emotional burden for my family.”
This is the second go round for this booklet. The booklet was first introduced at the VA in 1997. Later the Bush White House pulled it because of the way it looked at complex health and moral issues. The Obama Administration however, has reinstituted its’ use.
This has become another example of how the approach to government run health care might look. This is an unfeeling and callous approach to health care. If this is the approach we are already willing to consider with our veterans can you imagine that this wouldn’t become part of the policy for the general public.
Here are a couple of video news segments on this specific issue and healthcare in general.
The bottom line as Judge Napolitano says the government consumes resources rather than creates them. Cash for Clunkers, Medicare, Medicaid are all poster children for how poorly government run programs perform. While there are parts of the healthcare system that need improvement an overhaul is not required. If the government wants to help then they could start by reforming laws around frivolous malpractice lawsuits and getting out of bed with the drug companies.
Here is a link to the full Wall Street Journal article.
Healthcare Reform is one of the most dangerous pieces of legislation to come to the floor of Congress in 50 years. This is an essential building block for the Democrat’s socialist agenda. It also has the potential to bankrupt our country and change the American way of life forever. This legislation does not FIX a single problem but it creates a potential litany of new ones. This entire piece of legislation is unnecessary. If we are really trying to solve health care coverage for poor Americans then let’s do that and leave the system that takes care of the other 90+% of us alone.
This debate will continue and we must continue to fight the attempts of Congress to hijack our healthcare, our liberty, our freedom, and our way of life.
“The art of government is to make two-thirds of a nation pay all it possibly can pay for the benefit of the other third”. –Voltaire
“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the Government from falling into error”. – Robert H. Jackson