Russ Gibb at Random

"I drink therefore I am"

December 28, 2009

W.C. Fields, the great comedian, said this years ago. Take a look at this video of Democratic Senator Max Baucus and let me know what you think. Is he or isn't he? Long live the Democratic "PARTY".


Are we No Longer a Nation of Laws ?

December 22, 2009

Senate Sets Up Requirement for Super-Majority to Ever Repeal healthcare. Take a look at this. Stay with it and tell me what you think. Watch the Acting Chair of the Senate,Democratic Sen. Jeff Merkley, get prompted.


Nanny State

December 14, 2009

CHECK THIS OUT ! Back taxes owed by federal workers. Our government in action. And now they want to manage our health care system. HELP. end this nanny state insanity.....................................................................................
Executive Office of the President (includes the White House): 50 employees owe $812,917;

U.S. Senate: 231 employees owe $2,469,026;

U.S. House of Representatives: 447 employees owe $5,809,631;

U.S. Tax Court: 3 employees owe $39,752;


teleprompter where art thou?

December 9, 2009

Notable & Quotable
Tina Brown on President Obama and his confusing words.

Tina Brown at The Daily Beast, Dec. 3:

It's a strange paradox for a great wordsmith, but whenever Obama makes an important policy speech these days he leaves everyone totally confused. His first health-care press conference back in July triggered a season of raucous political Rorschach and left his hopeful followers utterly baffled about what they were being asked to support.

Now White House envoys are being dispatched all over the globe to explain what the president really meant about the date when troops will or won't be pulled out of Afghanistan. . . .

Does Obama create confusion on purpose? Is this his "process" based on his confession that he's a screen onto which people project things? Is it a strategy so that whatever bill trickles out of Congress or however many soldiers linger in Afghanistan, he can claim that the outcome is what he meant it all along? . . .

Or is it that there is so much subtext to every part of this message that the simple heads of the electorate are just not pointy enough to comprehend it?

I have come to the conclusion that the real reason this gifted communicator has become so bad at communicating is that he doesn't really believe a word that he is saying. He couldn't convey that health-care reform would be somehow cost-free because he knows it won't be. And he can't adequately convey either the imperatives or the military strategy of the war in Afghanistan because he doesn't really believe in it either.
Printed in The Wall Street Journal, page A27


AARP. & Obama

November 26, 2009

The AARP got a financial windfall in return for its support of the healthcare bill. Over the past decade, the AARP has morphed from an advocacy group to an insurance company (through its subsidiary company). It is one of the main suppliers of Medi-gap insurance, a high-cost, privately purchased coverage that picks up where Medicare leaves off. But President Bush-43 passed the Medicare Advantage program, which offered a subsidized, lower-cost alternative to Medi-gap. Under Medicare Advantage, the elderly get all the extra coverage they need plus coordinated, well-managed care, usually by the same physician. So more than 10 million seniors went with Medicare Advantage, cutting into AARP Medi-gap revenues.

Presto! Obama solved their problem. He eliminates subsidies for Medicare Advantage. The elderly will have to pay more for coverage under Medigap, but the AARP -- which supposedly represents them -- will make more money. (If this galls you, join the alternative group; contact This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .)


a republican speaks

November 18, 2009

"You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down. You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred. You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence. You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves."
Abraham Lincoln


think about this:

November 17, 2009

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." - Thomas Jefferson



November 11, 2009

Camille Paglia is a columnist for Salon Magazine who voted for Obama. Here is a paragraph that she wrote on health care reform. Take a read.

As for the actual content of the House healthcare bill, horrors! Where to begin? That there are serious deficiencies and injustices in the U.S. healthcare system has been obvious for decades. To bring the poor and vulnerable into the fold has been a high ideal and an urgent goal for most Democrats. But this rigid, intrusive and grotesquely expensive bill is a nightmare. Holy Hygeia, why can't my fellow Democrats see that the creation of another huge, inefficient federal bureaucracy would slow and disrupt the delivery of basic healthcare and subject us all to a labyrinthine mass of incompetent, unaccountable petty dictators? Massively expanding the number of healthcare consumers without making due provision for the production of more healthcare providers means that we're hurtling toward a staggering logjam of de facto rationing. Steel yourself for the deafening screams from the careerist professional class of limousine liberals when they get stranded for hours in the jammed, jostling anterooms of doctors' offices. They'll probably try to hire Caribbean nannies as ringers to do the waiting for them.


washington talent

November 5, 2009


The Truth Hurts

October 22, 2009

This should be read and understood by all Americans Democrats, Republicans, Independents, EVERYONE!!!

To President Obama and all 535 voting members of the Legislature,

It is now official....Stop taking care of yourselves and start taking care of the citizens. You think you helping by giving us our own money back that you took in taxes. Your not fooling anybody. Political parties, Democrats and Republicans alike, are taking care of themselves first and us last. Who do you think you are fooling?

The U.S. Post Service was established in 1775. You have had 234 years to get it right and it is broke.
Social Security was established in 1935. You have had 74 years to get it right and it is broke.
Fannie Mae was established in 1938. You have had 71 years to get it right and it is broke.
War on Poverty started in 1964. You have had 45 years to get it right; $1 trillion of our money is confiscated each year and transferred to "the poor" and they are still poor.
Medicare and Medicaid were established in 1965. You have had 44 years to get it right and they are broke.
Freddie Mac was established in 1970. You have had 39 years to get it right and it is broke.
The Department of Energy was created in 1977 to lessen our dependence on foreign oil. It has ballooned to 16,000 employees with a budget of $24 billion a year and we import more oil than ever before.. You had 32 years to get it right and it is an abysmal failure.

You have FAILED in every "government service" you have shoved down our throats while overspending our tax dollars AND YOU WANT AMERICANS TO BELIEVE YOU CAN BE TRUSTED WITH A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH CARE SYSTEM??

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