Obamacare or Affordable Health Care?

January 19, 2017

As we eagerly anticipate Friday’s inauguration of Donald J. Trump as our 45th President, we take a break to expose how difficult it can be for serious elected officials to connect with some American voters.  Except for the wasted stoner most of those interviewed here by Jimmy Kimmel Live were adamant about their health care allegiance, though they have no idea what they’re talking about.

This is the 2017 version of a 2013 “man-on-the-street” interview on the same topic.

For those who are paying attention, look over the Trump/Pence framework for repealing Obamacare and reforming America’s health care system.


Petulant Dem U.S. Reps. boycott Trump inauguration

January 16, 2017

That smooth transition Barack Obama promised incoming President Donald Trump was just so much hot air. He has done nothing to dissuade his minions intent on delegitimizing the presidency of Donald J. Trump — whose much awaited inauguration will take place Friday.

The inauguration snub movement gained momentum when Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) declared that he would boycott the event because he doesn’t see Trump as a “legitimate president.” Trump responded saying “Lewis was all talk,” and soon news outlets were united in referring to Lewis as an untouchable civil rights “icon.”

Other members of Congress have jumped on the bandwagon, declaring they will be protesting. The list of mostly minority Democrats who have publicly stated they won’t be at the Jan. 20 ceremony  currently stands at about two dozen. The 115th Congress includes 435 U.S. House members. Republicans number 241 and Democrats 194, so the impudent dissidents hardly constitute a ripple.

We notice Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) isn’t on the list. Of course his mind is heavy with pressing issues, such as he evidenced in 2011 when he  expressed his concerns (video) that Guam would tip over and capsize, falling  into the ocean if too many people resided on the island.  More recently he has compared Jewish settlers to termitesRep. Raul Grijlava (D-AZ) is boycotting.

Jeff Flake’s close congressional amnesty buddy Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Illinois) has joined the list of non-attendees. Since Flake was so vocal in his opposition to Donald Trump that he frequently said  he wouldn’t vote for him, it will be interesting to see if he once again breaks ranks with Republicans and sits the inauguration out. We’re betting he’ll be there, letting the sunlight glint off his bottle streaked locks.

Former U.S. Presidents Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama, along with their wives will attend. Former President George H.W.Bush and his wife, Barbara, will be absent. A spokesman said that “at ages 92 and 91— and all that entails — President and Mrs. Bush will be unable to attend.” The elder Bush has had serious health problems in recent years. 

Former President George H.W. Bush sent a gracious letter to the President-elect on January 10, apologizing for having to miss the ceremony, saying he and Barbara “wish you the very best as you begin this incredible journey of leading our great country.”
“My doctor says if I sit outside in January, it likely will put me six feet under. Same for Barbara,” Bush wrote, in a letter reported by ABC News. “So I guess we’re stuck in Texas.”

And the obsessive Obama? Lacking any semblance of a personal barometer or decorum, he continues to make sweeping policy changes within days of his exit and has not called on the  boycotting Democrats to act civilly as we install his successor. 


Inane words and phrases deserving the boot in 2017

January 1, 2017

Lake Superior State University recently published its 42nd annual list of banished words. The school takes public suggestions for words or phrases that should be torched for “Mis-use, Over-use and General Uselessness.”

Here at Seeing Red AZ we have a few favorite non-favorites:

Amazing and Awesome:  These ultimate inanities, particularly foolish when used by anyone over 12, remain on the list. Sorry, although you love them, your grandchildren aren’t amazing. Awesome is not the appropriate reply when you actually mean “good.” Awesome is the Grand Canyon.

Reaching out: The touchy-feely newly popular way to say “contacted.”

Went missing:  Foolish term frequently used in news reports of someone lost or has disappeared. Our question is, did the person who went missing decide to go there as though they went to the corner store? Cut it out, Dick Tracy.

Walk it back: Reverse an action or decision

 Price point:  A useless non specific price, with a haughty sound. “What is your price point?”

Fake news:: News your opponent doesn’t like.

Issues: Have you noticed no one has problems anymore? They have issues.

Emerging: As in progressing, moving forward.  Have you emerged yet or are you just on your way?

Schooled:  How about using correct English and say, “Taught”?

Transformative: Wow! This thing or person is so great it/they will transform your life. Does it get any better than that?

Hitler: Conservatives who are disliked by the left suddenly morph into a genocidal maniac, who used showers that spewed deadly gas instead of water, starvation and gruesome medical experiments to destroy millions of men, women and children in Germany and Poland. Massive crematoriums were constructed to burn the bodies of the victims. Hitler’s SS troops first extracted the gold fillings from their teeth before his ethnic extermination began. Nazis also fancied lampshades made of human skin. Memo to AZ Republic “cartoonist,” Steve Benson: Donald Trump is NOT Hitler.

Homophobe and Racist: The phobe part is derived from phobia, meaning intense fear. Have you ever met anyone who actually fears homosexuals? Neither have we.

Racist is the ultimate insult, often used by the left to describe anyone who disagrees with them. Trying to defend yourself against a charge of racism or bigotry falls into the same category as answering the question, “When did you stop beating your wife?” It’s impossible to win when liberals hurl labels. They also make up words. Nativist (desirous of secure national borders) and Birther (questioning the actual birthplace of Obama) are prime examples. Once those are yoked around your neck, it’s over.

Foodie: A person with a particular interest in food. That should include as all.

Hack: No longer is this word confined to technology, a sputum filled cough or using an axe to chop wood.  Hack has recently morphed into a clever trick to make life easier.

Texting has had an impact, which has sadly pushed the kids aside as adults now use abbreviations and acronyms to “speak” with each other, although they are, in fact, choosing not to speak at all. 

We welcome our reader’s additions to this list.

Happy New Year!

 


Ongoing terrorism, refugee crisis propel change

December 21, 2016

Tuesday’s Drudge Report was topped by a provocative photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel holding up her hands, palms facing out, dripping blood.  It was a fitting portrayal of a foolish woman who thinks compassion for those in war-torn lands is shown by destroying your own country, demoralizing you own citizens and importing those who despise everything the German, French, English, Belgium and other European cultures stand for. That includes the binding language, mores, faith, legal system…you name it. 

Nothing in Western society is compatible with fundamentalist Islam. This unbelievable atrocity describes the commitment of Jihadists to their goal of destroying us all, even using their own young children as suicide bombers.

The United States has been on the receiving end of this lunacy countless times, although Barack Obama remains defiant when it comes to identifying the perpetrators of such carnage as “radical Islamic terrorists.”

In Berlin a Christmas marketplace filled with shoppers, mothers and children, became a horror scene as another bloody massacre took place. Yet despite the ongoing “migrant” crisis facilitated by the incompetent Merkel, as she runs for reelection for a fourth term her opponents are characterized as right-wing populists.

Doesn’t that have a familiar ring? The American left still can’t come to terms with Donald Trump’s victory. The most effective way of marginalizing a leader is to call them right-wing extremists or compare them to mass murderer Hitler, when it’s obvious the current system isn’t working and citizens want change.

The Gatestone Institute recently posted Islamism in Europe, which we recommend.


Spare us Indigenous Peoples’ Day. Celebrate Columbus today

October 12, 2016

Christopher Columbus who was heralded for “sailing the ocean blue in 1492” is the latest victim to fall to the overarching lunacy of political correctness. In fact, Christopher Columbus is now regarded as a white exploiter of Indian tribes, bringing white men’s diseases from Europe and initiating the changing of the culture of the noble nomadic tribes, living in teepees and hogans, communicating via smoke signals and drums and without written languages.

President Benjamin Harrison established the Columbus Day holiday in 1892, the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ landing in the “New World” in 1492.

Next, the District of Columbia along with the cities Columbus, Ohio, Georgia, Mississippi and Indiana, will be forced to change their names. .Americans of Italian heritage should be outraged, but even Phoenix City Councilman Sal DiCiccio, whose parents were Italian immigrants, voted to go along with the program, rationalizing that Phoenix doesn’t observe Columbus Day as a paid holiday. The move won’t rename an established celebration, as other cities have done — yet.


Vote NO on Prop 205: “Recreational” marijuana is no party

October 6, 2016

The proponents of legalization of recreational marijuana have an agenda and it has nothing to do with the reliable string puller of  “getting more money into the classroom.” Rather than helping children, Proposition  205 is actually a negative factor in their lives, impacting brain development, cognitive thinking and memory. Today we bring you the Arguments Filed In Opposition to the passage of this intentionally cast-in-stone law, which is written in such a manner that it cannot be amended.

Members of the medical, legal, educational, faith-based. public safety and business communities along with elected officials and private citizens who have been personally impacted by the drug epidemic that has ravaged families, have come together to explain the negatives associated with the passage of Prop. 205  The downside to passage is monumental, as evidenced by data available from  Alaska, Colorado, Oregon and Washington, states which passed legalization and are now dealing with the consequences. The potency of today’s marijuana is as high as 60% — compared to marijuana of the 1970s with THC levels — the psychoactive chemical that makes people high, then often at less than 1 percent.

Retail dispensaries can be located just 500 feet from schools The drug is marketed as edibles, snacks and candies to appeal to children. Ingesting the drug in this form tends to be two or three times as potent as marijuana that is smoked

Pot smoking is not benign. It’s important to acknowledge that marijuana has distinctly detrimental effects particularly for teens and young adults, whose brains are still developing,. creating a crisis of addiction and mental health problems and increasing DUI deaths and pediatric THC exposure.

Fox News reports a recent study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reveals fatal car crashes involving pot have doubled in Washington state which legalized the drug for ‘recreational’ use.. CBS Denver reports Colorado hospitals are seeing increasing numbers of newborns testing THC-Positive

Because the devastation is so great and the arguments in favor of this issue are so misleading, we have chosen not to print the link to them.

Update-tag

Thanks to a “good call” request from commenter Kathy, the full 19-page text of Prop 205 can be read here,

 

 


September 11, 2001: Have we already forgotten?

September 11, 2016

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Shameful actions of NFL players need to be dealt with — by vanishing fans

 Each year we commemorate the unspeakable horrors that shook America to her core on the clear autumn morning fifteen years ago today. Nearly 3,000 people were murdered by 19 Islamic terrorists in the U.S. on expired visas who commandeered two commercial airliners and flew them into the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York City. A third flew into the Pentagon. The death toll included 40 passengers and crew members aboard the fourth hijacked plane, United 93, which crashed in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, as courageous passengers rushed the cockpit. Along with our American citizens, people from 90 other countries were massacred in the attacks.

We also remember the orchestrated attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012 — resulting in the deaths of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Ty Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty, which then-Secretary of State attempted to blame on a “spontaneous event” following a fabricated video defaming Muhammad.

In 2009, Army Major and Fort Hood psychiatrist, Dr. Nidal Hasan, who refers to himself as a “soldier of Allah” opened gunfire on the base killing 14 (including an unborn baby) and wounding more than 30 others. Though Hasan called out “Allahu Akbar!“ (Allah is greater) the Obama administration refused to acknowledge the terrorist aspect, foolishly referring to the murders as “workplace violence.”

The 2013 Boston Marathon bombings that maimed and killed innocents on a spring morning were perpetrated by Chechen immigrant brothers motivated by extremist Islamic beliefs.

In 2014 depraved decapitations of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff shook our sensibilities —- as was the intent via the grotesque videos posted by the jihadist executioners. These victims followed Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter savagely executed in the same manner in 2002. In the intervening years, other Americans have met that grisly fate. 

During 2015 the civilized world  witnessed mass beheadings and the burning alive of a caged Jordanian pilot. Some of the beheadings were carried out by children under the guidance of their own fathers, indoctrinating depravity in the name of Allah.

The perpetrators of these unspeakably evil acts are fanatical and murderous international thugs who literally follow the Quran’s 47:4 directive to “strike the necks” of unbelievers. Obviously, ISIS represents the worst of Islam, but few American Muslims raise their voices against either the butchery or the threats of devastation to our homeland and inflicting havoc on American cities.

Yet Americans have witnessed the Obama administration’s capitulation to the terror sponsoring regime of Iran by accelerating their nuclear capabilities. At the same time we are fed distorted intelligence reports giving a glossier version of U.S. progress against al Qaeda and the Islamic State — foolishly referred to as a “JV team” by Obama —  than is reflected by reality. Fortunately our Constitution ensures presidential term limits.

What there are no term limits on is ignorance. As Americans commemorate the victims of the September 11, 2001 depravity, overpaid NFL football players, with no real concept of how fortunate they are to be Americans or what the day represents, are using the somber occasion to stage protests by refusing to stand for our national anthem in a show of solidarity with the BLM movement that was founded in the lie of “Hands up, don’t shoot!”  The fallacious charge of racial inequality is also exemplified by the preponderance of black players with $ multimillion contacts, though there are no protests from the white minority players.

If the planned protests go foreword, patriotic Americans should stage their own demonstrations and boycott the teams. The old line money talks and BS walks applies in this instance. Constitutional lawyer, author and talk show host Mark Levin makes the case — covered by CNS News — that this is not a freedom of speech issue.