Daily Archives: December 17, 2009

Keith Olbermann: “Jail me if you must”

Well, Lord have mercy.

Keith Olbermann threatens civil disobedience in light of “federally-mandated insurance.” “Fine me if you will.  Jail me if you must.” Has he joined the Tea Party movement?

From his program last night:

KEITH OLBERMANN: Health care reform that benefits the industry at the cost of the people is intolerable and there are no moral constructs in which it can be supported. And if still the bill, and this heinous mandate become law, there is yet further reaction required. I call on all those whose conscience urges them to fight to use the only weapon that will left to us if this bill as currently constituted becomes law. We must not buy federally-mandated insurance, if this cheesy counterfeit of reform is all we can buy. No single payer? No sale. No public option? No sale. No Medicare buy-in? No sale.

I am one of the self-insured, albeit by choice. And I hereby pledge that I will not buy this perversion of health-care reform. Pass this at your peril, senators. And sign it at yours, Mr. President. I will not buy this insurance. Brand me a law-breaker if you choose. Fine me if you will. Jail me if you must.

This is getting good.  🙂

Posted:  12.17.09

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Code Red Rally at Upper Senate Park

Here’s some wonderful coverage of the Code Red Rally. Excerpt below:

Thousands of patriots from all over the United States turned out at Code Red Rally held at Upper Senate Park in Washington DC on Tuesday December 15. The main speaker was radio host and FOX News commentator Laura Ingraham with a surprise guest appearance by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Other speakers included Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla) and Jim DeMint (R-SC).

They charged up the crowd who chanted “kill the bill” throughout the event. Following the rally, participants walked across the street to urge their senators to vote against the Democrat’s Health Care Reform Bill that the majority of Americans appose.

Thousands of patriots from all over the United States turned out at Code Red Rally held at Upper Senate Park in Washington DC on Tuesday December 15. The main speaker was radio host and FOX News commentator Laura Ingraham with a surprise guest appearance by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Other speakers included Sens. Tom Coburn (R-Okla) and Jim DeMint (R-SC).

They charged up the crowd who chanted “kill the bill” throughout the event. Following the rally, participants walked across the street to urge their senators to vote against the Democrat’s Health Care Reform Bill that the majority of Americans oppose.

Inside the Senate hallway

It’s worth it to read the accounts of some of the participants who went to the offices of the senators and what was said and what was the reaction.  Also there’s some great pictures and video clips of Laura Ingraham and Michele Bachmann speaking to the crowd.

Link to Proud Conservative Gal.

Thank you all for speaking for me and many others who could not be there.  We are behind you 100%.

Posted:  12.17.09

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Obama using scare tactics again to push the health care bill

Mr. President, you’re just gonna have to stop trying to scare people.

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President Obama told ABC News’ Charles Gibson in an interview that if Congress does not pass health care legislation that will bring down costs, the federal government “will go bankrupt.”

The president laid out a dire scenario of what will happen if his health care reform effort fails.

“If we don’t pass it, here’s the guarantee….your premiums will go up, your employers are going to load up more costs on you,” he said. “Potentially they’re going to drop your coverage, because they just can’t afford an increase of 25 percent, 30 percent in terms of the costs of providing health care to employees each and every year. “

The president said that the costs of Medicare and Medicaid are on an “unsustainable” trajectory and if there is no action taken to bring them down, “the federal government will go bankrupt.”

What?  What is wrong with this man?  You almost have to take anything he says and turn it around to the exact opposite to get the truth about anything.  And they are talking about adding people to medicare, taking out billions of dollars from medicare.  How does that make any sense?

I think it’s the other way around.  The country will go bankrupt if this bill is passed.

See Judd Gregg lay out the TRUTH about what will make this country go bankrupt:

See more at Gateway Pundit.

And remember, it will give almost absolute power to the Secretary of Health, Kathleen Sebelius.

Michele Bachmann said at the Code Red Rally that Sebelius’s name is mentioned some thousands of times in the bill, and I know this to be true because I saw it myself, although I did not count them.  She will have absolute power over the health care program.

I tried to search on Google and Yahoo to find that statement and I have been trying now for about 30 minutes and all that comes up is the posts made by Media Matters or other posts that cast the rally in a negative light.  Pretty much proof that the search machines are also biased and fixed.  I have yet to find a transcript of the speeches that Michele Bachmann and Laura Ingraham gave at the Code Red Rally.  I will continue looking.

When you google the Code Red Rally, what comes up is “Fox News and rightwing media promote Code Red Rally” and what Media Matters has to say about it.  So Google and the search machines are also corrupt and fixed.

Update:  Finally found something on the number of times HHS is mentioned in the bill, meaning the current Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius.

A quick search of the Senate health bill will bring up “secretary” 2,500 times.

That’s because Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius would be awarded unprecedented new powers under the proposal, including the authority to decide what medical care should be covered by insurers as well as the terms and conditions of coverage and who should receive it.

“The legislation lists 1,697 times where the secretary of health and humans services is given the authority to create, determine or define things in the bill,” said Devon Herrick, a health care expert at the National Center for Policy Analysis.

See more on the subject Here.  This is very serious.  This has to be stopped.

I did find this post showing that over 5000 American Citizens (on a weekday) attended the Code Red Rally at the Capitol and you can see some fine pictures here.

Here’s an example.  They really look “angry and threatening” don’t they?  🙂

Posted:  12.17.09

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