~A Veteran~

A veteran - whether active duty, retired, national guard or reserve - is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of "Up to and including my life". That is honor, and there are far too many people in this country who no longer understand it. - Author Unknown

Saturday, August 15, 2009


Has anyone noticed that many of the "supporters" of the healthcare bill that just 'show up' and are bussed in--come from the Chicago area? At least if it is a Town hall meeting up North close enough to commute the drive.


What is the SEIU? What do they want? Where did they come from? Well, I will tell you. The SEIU formed in 1921 (Cue the music) when members of seven small janitor unions dared to dream they could build their strength by forming a single organization, the Building Service Employees International Union. The BSEIU, a union of mostly immigrant workers chartered by the then-AFL, changed its name to Service Employees International Union (SEIU) in 1968. Chicago-based Local 1, SEIU's first local union, is still organizing janitors and security officers today.

Mission Statement: The SEIU vision is of a society where government plays an active role in improving the lives of working people. To achieve this vision, we (The SEIU) must organize unorganized service workers, extending to them the gains of unionism while securing control over our industries and labor markets. We must build political power to ensure that workers voices are heard at every level of government to create economic opportunity and foster social justice.

THAT, coupled with Obama, is how the government tried to take over all three auto industries. They almost succeeded except Ford escaped the trap. Now note as overall control of Government Motors and Chrysler has been handed over to the Unions. Is it any coincidence? No, this is part of the plan, part of the agenda, to put unions in control over the evil industries, and “nationalization” is the means they are using to do it.

It is right there in the mission statement of the SEIU, their goal is to take over the industries and the labor markets. And this is what Obama and the democrats want too. They have been saying it all along, but we have been too casual to notice or be afraid that they might one day pull it off. THEY ARE PULLING IT OFF RIGHT NOW WITH THE LARGEST POWER GRAB IN UNITED STATES HISTORY!

Please read on:

The SEIU's membership has grown from 625,000 in 1980 to more than 2 million today. At a time when the majority of organized labor was shrinking, SEIU was aggressively uniting workers' strength - largely in the fast-growing service industries. In 2000, SEIU had united 1.4 million members, to become the largest and fastest growing union in North America.

The SEIU represents more immigrants than any other union, and its membership is among the most diverse in the labor movement. Due to political and progressive concerns, The SEIU and four major unions disaffiliated from the AFL-CIO in the summer of 2005.

At a historic founding convention in St. Louis on September 27, 2005, SEIU, along with 6 other unions representing 5.5 million workers--the Teamsters, UNITE HERE, the United Food and Commercial Workers, the Laborers, the Carpenters and the United Farm Workers--formed the Change to Win Federation to develop joint strategic organizing campaigns to help ensure that workers, not just executives and stockholders, benefit from today's global economy.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Obama, Pelosi, Reid the Dirty Triangle want to CHANGE the Constitution!



What would you think if an amendment to the U.S. Constitution was introduced by liberal Democrat Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, which repealed the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights -- taking away our right to Free Speech?

What would you think if an amendment to the U.S. Constitution was introduced by liberal Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, which repealed the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights -- taking away our right to Keep and Bear Arms? (A right that the U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld!)

"That could never happen," you say. "No one would allow it!" Right? Well...

Did you know that there are TWO ways that our Constitution can be changed? And did you know that Pelosi, Reid and Barack Obama are using the less well-known way, without having to actually introduce amendments?

IT'S TRUE -- and WE have to stop it NOW!

One way to change the Constitution is to go through the amendment process -- a long and tedious process requiring two-thirds of both houses of Congress to pass an amendment, and then three-fourths of the states to ratify it.

That means a "super-majority" of our representatives at the National and State levels would have to be in favor of the amendment -- which safeguards us from the possibility of really "bad" amendments.

BUT... there is one other way that our Constitution can be changed... and it DOES NOT require all of those elected representatives to be in favor of it. It's called a Constitutional Convention, and all that it requires is 34 states to ask Congress to call one.

In fact, right now, all that is needed is for two more states to ask for a Constitutional Convention... and the basic law of the land could be changed forever by Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid!

Most people don't realize that Article V of the Constitution requires Congress to call a new Constitutional Convention (a "Con Con") if two-thirds (or 34) of the states request it. We've only had one other "Con Con" in our history: the one where the original Constitution was written in 1787!

The language of Article V is mandatory: it says that Congress "shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments" whenever requests are received from two-thirds of the states. Note that the word "amendments" is used in the plural. These are the only instructions we have about a Constitutional Convention. There are no other rules or guidelines.

We don't know how a Constitutional Convention would be apportioned, or how the delegates would be elected. We don't know what rules the Convention would operate under. We don't know whether changes to the Constitution could be proposed by a simple majority, or would require a super majority, of those attending. We don't know if the agenda could be limited or would be wide open to any proposal.

We don't know ANYTHING about how a Con Con would work -- which means that it will come down to Congress setting the rules!

And Congress is controlled by the most radically liberal Democrats in American history! Is that who we want to be in charge of a new Constitutional Convention?

Do we want BARACK OBAMA, NANCY PELOSI, and HARRY REID to completely rewrite our most basic document of law?

The fact is, under the vague language of Article V, a Constitutional Convention cannot be limited. It would be wide open, and able to consider ANY change in the Constitution that was proposed!

Former U. S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger once said, "There is no effective way to limit or muzzle the actions of a Constitutional Convention. The convention could make its own rules and set its own agenda."

The Stanford Law School Professor whose case-book is used in the majority of U.S. law schools, Gerald Gunther, said that, even if Congress tried to limit the Convention to one subject, the delegates could decide for themselves that the Convention "is entitled to set its own agenda."

This means that, even if supporters of a "Con Con" claim that the convention would only cover one issue -- whether it's a balanced budget amendment or removing the requirement that to be eligible to serve as President, one must be a "natural born citizen," or anything else -- there is NO WAY to stop the Convention from changing EVERYTHING that we hold dear in America!

Barack Obama and his far-left supporters would be able to get THEIR people appointed as delegates to the Convention, so that THEIR agendas would be the Convention's agenda, and THEIR plans for socialism in America would come to pass.

Say BYE-BYE to the First Amendment's freedom of speech -- Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity could be taken off the air.

Say BYE-BYE to the Second Amendment's right to bear arms -- a total gun ban could be the law of the land!

Say BYE-BYE to the Constitution's requirement that to serve as President a man or a woman must be a "natural born citizen"!

You KNOW that's what they'll do if given the chance -- and we're only TWO STATES AWAY from seeing a Constitutional Convention convened!

You see, Article V says that it takes a request from two-thirds of the states to force a "Con Con" -- but it doesn't say there's any time limit on getting to that total!

Thirty-two states have already issued a call for a "Con Con" over the last few decades, including Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, and Wyoming.

It only takes 34 states to REQUIRE a Constitutional Convention be convened!

Some states, like Georgia, Virginia, and others, have since voted to "rescind" their call for a "Con Con" -- BUT no one is sure whether those "rescission" votes are actually Constitutional...so the danger is REAL!

WE MUST CREATE a tremendous outpouring of publicity and public scrutiny to be given to this danger, so that Barack Obama and his radical liberal allies can't "sneak this past us" without anyone noticing, until it's too late.

President Barack Obama has already expressed his belief that the U.S. Constitution needs to be interpreted in the context of current affairs and events. Can you imagine what he and his supporters would DO to that document if given the chance to re-write it completely? Our Bill of Rights could disappear overnight!

In fact, all the way back in 2006, Obama already had his lawyers researching how someone could get around the eligibility requirements to serve as U.S. President -- these people simply don't CARE about whether we preserve the supreme law of the land!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Connect the dots on Obamacare and Pharma!

If your wondering why BIG Pharma is supporting Obamacare aka Healthcare Reform, and the newly named "public option" start connecting the dollar dots.

Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative Partners With Pharmaceutical Companies to Reduce Cost of Antiretroviral Therapy

The Clinton HIV/AIDS Initiative has announced two new partnerships designed to make better, more affordable treatments available for patients on second-line antiretroviral (ARV) therapy in developing nations.

The first partnership, with pharmaceutical company Mylan and its subsidiary Matrix Laboratories, will make available the four drugs — atazanavir, ritonavir, tenofovir, and lamivudine — needed to enable once-daily treatment of patients who have developed resistance to standard first-line ARVs. The drugs will be made available as separate products immediately at a price of less than $475 annually, or together in a single package for $425 annually starting in 2010. The package price is 28 percent lower than the current lowest-priced alternative and represents the first time a second-line regimen of four ARVs will be available for under $500 annually.

The second partnership, with Pfizer, will work to reduce the price and expand the availability of rifabutin, a drug used to treat tuberculosis in patients taking second-line ARVs. Pfizer will sell the product for 60 percent less than its previous market price — $1 per 150 mg dose, or $90 for a full course of treatment over six months — in developing countries in Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the Caribbean.

"Thanks to the work of my foundation's HIV/AIDS initiative, two million people living with HIV/AIDS are now able to access lifesaving treatment," said former President Clinton. "But their continued survival depends on uninterrupted access to medicines and quality and affordable health care throughout their entire life. Today's announcement will help ensure that we can sustain treatment over a lifetime and better treat patients with both HIV and TB, two key steps in turning the tide of the global HIV/AIDS pandemic."

“President Clinton, Pfizer, and Mylan Announce New Agreements to Lower Prices of Medicines for Patients with Drug-Resistant HIV in Developing Countries.” William J. Clinton Foundation Press Release 8/06/09.