.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Grizzly Mama

There's a Grizzly who has escaped the City of Brotherly Love..(and she's going back to homeschooling!!)

My Photo
Location: Out of Philly, Pennsylvania, United States

"All who have meditated on the art of governing mankind have been convinced that the fate of empires depends on the education of youth." Aristotle - Greek Philosopher.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Let the Purging Begin

Or should I say, 'Let it continue?'

The purging started when McCain lost his presidential bid and the Republicans lost Congress.

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Robert Stacy McCain and his trusty sidekick Smitty have updates, updates, UPDATES!! The Rally in Washington DC is going strong, and so are the dirty dealings in Congress. It's NASTY, folks. I have seen at least one person begging for no violence. Why? Who is threatening violence? I tried to warn my representatives that they should only push us so far. I don't advocate violence, but I don't think that our Congressional majority leadership understand just how fed up we are. I would wager that the only violence we will see today will be from the anti-war 'peace' protesters. (They're always the most violent at these little shindigs.)

Robert and his trusty sidekick Smitty have a link to Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput's article at First Things. I seem to recall that some of the readers at A Tangled Web had attempted to portray the Catholic Church as advocating for Obamacare - even if it included language in support of federal tax dollars being used for abortions, and also no provision for doctors who would conscientiously object to performing abortions. Well - worse than no provision. I'm sure that somewhere along the way I had read language that would require them to perform abortions - - - or else! (We won't know for certain what version we're going to end up with until after Pelosi/Reid slam it through, will we?)

Here is an interesting tidbit from Archbishop Chaput's essay entitled 'The Captivity of 'Catholic' Witness'

On March 18, the advocacy group Catholics United, which worried so earnestly about Republican faith partisans controlling Catholic thought in the last election, rolled out an attack-ad campaign against Democratic Congressman Bart Stupak in his home state. Why? Because Stupak insists—along with the U.S. bishops and every major national prolife group—that the Senate version of the reform bill now being forced ahead by congressional leaders and the White House fails to exclude abortion and its public funding from the legislation.

On the same day, writer E.J. Dionne lamented the nation’s “viciously politicized battle over health care” in his syndicated column. Then he showed how it got that ugly by savaging the bishops for their alleged defection “from a cause they have championed for decades” and discarding “the flag of social justice . . . under increasing right-wing influence.” He claimed that the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference, Cardinal Francis George, had distorted the views of the Catholic Health Association, which voiced support of the legislation last week.

Dionne’s column came just days after Network, a Catholic “social justice” lobby founded by women religious, also broke ranks with the bishops and endorsed the fatally flawed Senate version of health-care reform.

...the captivity of some Catholics to the agenda of current congressional leaders and the White House proves that faith partisans are not a monopoly of the political right, and that some Catholics have an almost frantic unwillingness to see the abortion issue for what it is—a foundational matter of social justice and human rights. It can’t be avoided in developing our public policies without debasing the whole nature of Christian social teaching. No rights are safe when the right to life is not.

Oh - there's more in that article of Archbishop Chaput's. Lots more. And if you've been one of the ones yelping about how Catholics are for this legislation - even with the abortion provisions - then you really must read it all. The Archbishop will show you exactly where you can stuff that crap.

Enjoy watching the sparks fly - RS McCain won't disappoint.

Cross posted at A Tangled Web.



Thursday, March 18, 2010

̿̿̿ ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿'̿ ̿ KILL the BILL!!! ̿̿̿ ̿' ̿'\̵͇̿̿\з=(•̪●)=ε/̵͇̿̿/'̿'

Still looking into this CBO report on Obamacare. It sounds strange. It appears to be using 10 years of taxation and only 6 or 7 years of actually providing services.


**The CBO Score, As Reported by Steny Hoyer - Kathryn Jean Lopez - The Corner on National Review Online

The CBO Score, As Reported by Steny Hoyer [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

House Budget Committee Ranking Republican Paul Ryan responds to an NRO query about the news this morning: “The Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that there is currently no official cost estimate. Yet House Democrats are touting to the press — and spinning for partisan gain — numbers that have not been released and are impossible to confirm. Rep. James Clyburn stated he was 'giddy' about these unsubstantiated numbers. This is the latest outrageous exploitation by the Majority — in this case abusing the confidentiality of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office — to pass their massive health care overhaul at any cost.”

This CBO reporting this morning really is remarkable to me — the news is simply what Steny Hoyer says it is. **

Did you see the story about Walgreens refusing new Medicaid patients? Because the government reimburses at a ridiculously low estimate of drug cost, it is impossible to stay in business and continue to invite new Medicaid patients. Refusing to pay the cost of the service does not lower the cost of that service.

I have heard whisperings of a rally this Saturday to KILL THE BILL. Could it be true that our representatives will refuse to listen to us? Their phone lines are jammed for the last 4 days with people calling in to voice their opinion that this bill SHOULD NOT PASS!

I have also heard whisperings of several states considering what they can do to protect their citizens from being subjected to this latest abuse IF the bill actually passes.

Things are hetting up. It could get nasty - and nobody wants it to get nasty.

Thanks to Mike for turning me on to the NRO..

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Paddy's Day!

I'm out on the porch, enjoying the 65 degree weather and bright sunshine. Trying to kick that Vitamin D production into high gear. Hard to believe that a month ago we were up to our rear ends in snow. It's all gone, now. Nothing but grass, budding trees and geese flying back north.

Have a great Saint Patrick's day, and don't forget to wear the green!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

If they could talk

The people in my life who have passed on want to tell me something. I can feel them close to me and they urge: all that matters is love. There is nothing else but love.

It is the most important, the only important thing.

I think that they must be correct.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 1 Corinthians 13:13

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

What You Can Do

To stop Obamacare now.

Obama is really quite determined to shove this legislation through. He, Reid and Pelosi WANT THIS BAD!! They simply don't care what you want. They KNOW that millions of Americans don't want it. They don't care. They KNOW that they can't get this bill in its current form passed with bipartisan support. They don't care.

The checks and balances built in to our government are a bit of a pain to them. So inconvenient. Consent of the governed - what is that? The democrat majority in Congress might want to consult with the father of our constitution, James Madison. They might want to stop for a moment and answer this question that Madison posed to Thomas Jefferson - when "a majority... united by a common interest or a passion cannot be constrained from oppressing the minority, what remedy can be found...?"

What remedy then?

It's time to stand up, like, right now. If you oppose this takeover of the healthcare system in the United States of America then stand up now. There are more constructive ways of confronting and fixing the problems in our current system. Government administration of healthcare will be a disaster. Just as Social Security is a disaster, Medicare and Medicaid are a disaster. The NHS in the UK is a disaster - bankrupt and citizens traveling to Eastern European countries just to see a dentist. Canadian government healthcare is a disgrace that is also bankrupting the country and finds Canadian citizens crossing the border to America to avail themselves of lifesaving and timely care.

One thing you can do is fax a minimum of 15 key lawmakers via Grassfire Nation. Fifteen bucks will get your personalized fax sent(or hand delivered). Grassfire also provides contact information for your representatives and they urge you to call, which won't cost you a penny.

From Grassfire's website:

Capitol Hill Switchboards "Lighting Up" in Support for ObamaCare. Grassfire Urges Team to Turn the Tide Against This Latest Effort!

Radical leftist and progressive groups are coming to the aid of ObamaCare deluging Capitol Hill in a flurry of phone calls urging lawmakers to support the reconciliation process and a vote as soon as the end of March! Grassfire Nation has countered urging the more than 1 million grassroots members who oppose this legislation to FAX and PHONE Congress NOW demanding Congress "Cease and Desist" efforts to pass ObamaCare. Click below to schedule your faxes for fast delivery.
Schedule your personalized faxes to Congress now

Stand Up!