Cheney’s Heart opened a can of worms by T. Scott

    “Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion, for the real and for the truth.” Abraham Maslow

While the army of the progressively liberal among us now argue whether or not Dick Cheney should have received that heart transplant, it is remarkable to listen to or read the many accounts that are totally bereft of anything like truth. It seems that the procedure is under examination by just about every media person in the world and that they base their opinion not on medical fact, but of their dislike for the individual.

We are in The United States of America, a nation deliberately founded on ideals that clearly set us apart from the rest of the known world as we designed something wonderful and we made it work – well, for a while at least. Those brave and stalwart men who laid the foundation for our Constitutional government knew full well the many faults of the governments in Europe and with great care, they crafted a system where it was the people who were actually in charge of their destiny – not a king or dictator as had been historic in the Europe from which those men and their families came Things do change and happenings in our Capitol herald change that seems to address problems in a terribly counter-productive if not downright destructive manner..

Most bothersome to many is the writing within the health bill that would force some of us to buy something that may not suit our needs. Complicating this are the known number of exemptions granted to various groups or individuals who have found ways to ‘ opt-out’ of the health plan. That the Congress and the bureaucrats who drafted this financial ruinous bill made certain that they will never have to become subjected to its limitations and pit falls should wave a crimson flag before all of our eyes. The problem here is that with no truthful analysis of this bill set before the American people in words that can easily be understood, it is an understatement to claim that We The People have no idea what the bill does . More important, We The People have no advocate telling us what this bill does or does not do and the final straw comes as the financial cost has already effectively doubled before the bill is in full effect. A final complication comes to the fore in any consideration of Justice Kagan who should recuse herself since she was involved with this bill long before she became a justice. During that charade that masked as her confirmation hearing, Kagan professed her thought that she envisioned no limit to federal power. In her prior position as Solicitor General, she was present in one or more meetings in which defense of the then pending Obama Care Bill was discussed and there are existing E Mail messages between her and those advocating the passage of this awful bill. She has rec used herself in some 29 cases because of her previous work as Solicitor General and the Obama Care case should not be an exception. Section 455 of Title 28 of the US Code provides ,” that any justice, judge or magistrate judge of the United States shall disqualify himself in any proceeding in which his impartiality might reasonably be questioned. ” The observation that her respect for the law of our country is dwarfed by her lack of respect for the oath to which she subscribed. That the media can remain silent is a very clear indication of the policy of these virtual traitors to keep Americans in the dark. That the elected Senators and Representatives on both sides of the Congressional Aisle , regardless of political party, have maintained silence in this matter providing mute testimony to the extent of corruption in our government for they have a clear duty to perform and yet, they opt to cower in the shadows of those beautiful buildings, once visual testimony to the beauty,clarity and purpose of our government, now sullied by people who have no moral compass and who must take great pleasure in their willful violation of their oath of office.

    “It is impossible to work under conditions where they confused negativity with objectivity. You can’t fool the fans.” Marv Albert

But the fans, We The People, are being misled more with the passage of each day this administration remains in power.

The erosion of the rights of the American People started in earnest under the realm of Woodrow Wilson as the rights once reserved to the states were stripped away and the finances of this once great nation were ceded to a reserve system accountable to, really, no-one. As logic and ethical behavior soon ebbed from the Washington mind-set, government knew it could usurp more and more power as the one watch-dog that might have been more circumspect in reporting, the media, has bought into the manifold lies being told and they now sit not harboring any qualms about the mis-direction they bombard all America with each day the sun rises. It is as if they are being rewarded for spreading the lie.

Now, many of those who believe they alone have the right to decide what we will think on the many issues facing this nation have found a marvelous smoke screen behind which their true intent may be hidden as they ply their editorial skills in contests based upon one media outlet bettering other media outlets in their effort to twist truth as a means of peddling their particular opinion as far and wide as they can. It is more than simply ironic that this discussion relating to Cheney’s health care would come to the fore at the same time our Supreme Court is holding its hearing on the topic. Our mainstream media are, in fact, a very big business and forgetting any implied obligation to be honest with the American People, the cashiers operating the media till are kicking up their heels in anticipation of the millions of ad dollars they will receive – every soiled cent earned by open acts of dishonesty of a scope never before seen in all the world.

    “The corporate grip on opinion in the United States is one of the wonders of the Western World. No First World country has ever managed to eliminate so entirely from its media all objectivity – much less dissent.” Gore Vidal

Who Said?

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America ‘s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the US Government cannot pay its own bills. It is a sign that we now depend on ongoing financial assistance from foreign countries to finance our Government’s reckless fiscal policies. Increasing America ‘s debt weakens us domestically and internationally. Leadership means that, “the buck stops here.’ Instead, Washington is shifting the burden of bad choices today onto the backs of our children and grandchildren. America has a debt problem and a failure of leadership. Americans deserve better.”
~ Senator Barack H. Obama, March 2006

Today’s Toon

West Talks about Afghanistan shootings; reflects on time there

The Bear’s Corner: The Mic Gaffe

I sure by now that all of you have heard about the open microphone when Obama told his Russian counterpart that he needed some space and time to get past this (his) last election.

I good news is, at least for the moment we are going to have an election.