Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Congressman Ralph Abraham Legislation for GOP and Discerning Democrats - Trump Will Love It

The American people are ready for their government to get to work. So am I. In just the first two days of the new Congress, here is a list of bills I’ve joined as an original sponsor:
1. HR 29: To terminate the Internal Revenue Code… This bill sets a date to terminate massive parts of the tax code to force Congress to act to make reforms in a timely fashion.
2. HR 38: This bill allows nationwide concealed carry reciprocity so we can better protect the rights of gun owners wherever they legally choose to carry their firearms.
3. HR 71: This bill forces federal agencies to disclose the cost, effectiveness and duplication of services so we can eliminate waste and fraud in our government.
4. HR 80: This bill suspends refugees from entering the United States until we determine how much accepting these refugees will cost the country.
5. HR 184: This bill repeals the taxes on medical devices.
6: HR 198: Repeals the federal estate tax… The No. 1 killer of family farms is estate taxes. When a loved one dies, the family who inherits the farm can’t pay the estate taxes, so they break up the farms and sell off the land.
7: H Res 11: This resolution objects to the UN Security Council Resolution that betrayed our great friends in the Middle East, Israel.

8: H Res 14: This resolution objects to the Obama Administration’s outrageous decision not to veto the anti-Israel UN resolution.

GOP Healthcare Legislation 2009

The three Republican healthcare bills total almost 400 pages and have been on the table since May and June, 2009, when they were introduced. Two of the Bills were authored by practicing physicians—very accomplished physicians. 
In May, 2009, Republicans in the House and the Senate formed a bicameral coalition to produce the 130-page “Patients Choice Act of 2009.” It was introduced by physician and Senator Tom Coburn, R-OK. In June, 2009, Senator Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) introduced the “Health Care Freedom Plan,” a 41-page proposal. And in July, 2009, the Republican Study Committee, under the leadership of physician and Representative Tom Price (R-Ga.), unveiled the “Empowering Patients First Act,” a 130-page plan. Of course, if you read, watch, listen to Main Stream Media, you wouldn’t have a clue. You would have believed the WH Talking Points, lying about the fact there were no GOP Alternatives. Lying is a hobby turned art form for these savages.
If you were a lobbyist in the Nation’s Capital, as I was, you read them all, including the worst piece of legislation ever written—the Affordable Care Act [Obamacare]. It’s only affordable if it is just another Obama Free Stuff Handout. Even if you can afford the Premiums, you will never reach the Deductible, making it what I call a “Throw You Under the Bus Policy”, and broke every bone in your body. Generally, the majority of Americans are hopelessly gullible and this is a perfect example of that gullibility being exploited by Neanderthals.
Some of the provisions included in one or more of the bills include: investing in preventive medicine, an overhaul of Medicaid, reduction of abuse and fraud in the Medicare program, supplemental health insurance for low-income families, tax credits for health insurance, and a ban on federal funds being used for abortions.
What you will see in the next session is a bill that will combine these pieces of legislation into one vehicle and it will pass, a simple majority is all that is necessary. It will go to House/ Senate Conference to conform and it will be done in the first 150 days. It will repeal Obamacare. It’s over snowflakes—you just got melted like the wicked witch of the West.
Some key points of each piece of legislation: 
 In May, 2009, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said his bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Richard Burr (R-N.C.), and Reps. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), puts a priority on patients and their ability to oversee their own health care choices. “As a practicing physician, I have seen first-hand how giving government more control over health care has failed to make health care more affordable or accessible,” Coburn said. “The ‘Patients Choice Act’ will provide every American with access to affordable health care without a tax increase, more debt or waiting lines. Coburn just retired but his bill is still there.
“The American health care system needs a complete transformation,” Burr said. “The ‘Patients’ Choice Act’ will finally enable Americans to own their health care instead of being trapped in the current system, which leaves people either uninsured, dependent on their employer, or forced into a government program.”
DeMint’s bill was analyzed by the Heritage Foundation. The policy think tank said DeMint’s bill could reduce the number of uninsured by 22.4 million people in five years. It provides grants to help people with pre-existing conditions gain access to affordable insurance, and allows Americans to purchase health savings accounts to pay for insurance.
“Today, we present a solution for health care reform that offers more patient-centered choices and care of the highest quality,” Price said. “The ‘Empowering Patients First Act’ is a budget neutral proposal based on the fundamental principle that personal medical decisions should be made by patients in consultation with the doctors rather than unaccountable bureaucrats in Washington.” Price’s bill also emphasizes preventive health care, tax credits, reduction of fraud and abuse in existing federal health care programs, and health care programs tailored to meet the needs of Native Americans and U.S. military veterans.
There are differences between the legislation offered so far by Republicans. The “Empowering Patients First Act,” for example, is the only one of the three proposed bills that specifically prohibits federal funds being used for abortion.
Personally, I agree with that provision. Abortion is a private decision, between a patient and her physician. It is not a federal government function, nor should it be funded with federal taxpayer’s money. Healthcare/ Insurance is the purview of the states, as set out in the Constitution—9th and 10th Amendments, as well as Article 1, Sect. 8. Each state should make its own determination in its own jurisdiction. Obamacare was clearly unconstitutional. Karma just kicked back, as did the Good Lord.

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Band Uniforms from Planet of the Monkeys

The Seminole Band Boosters FB site did not like my recently shared post of the SHS Band video yesterday. Here is what I wrote: Just take a gander at this! He!!, the Class of ''65 "Cheerleaders" made them look like derelicts! Just like last week's away game too.How would I caption this?--"Dressed for Success?" Or, better yet, "Suitable for 3 days of Rolling in the Mud at Woodstock". Embarrassing and downright disrespectful! Someone need remove head from A$$! Deplorable! WTF! / NOTE to Seminole Band Boosters: What I posted above is truthful AND accurate. Don't like it? Break out the uniforms and dress like you have a little self-respect rather than a punk rock band from Poughkeepsie. BTW--your PM to me was childish, churlish and a true reflection of your insolence. It's a school band, not a nightclub act at a Ho House.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

The Pendulum of Conservative to Liberal and Back Again IS in Constant Motion. The Pendulum IS Dynamic and Never Constant

The pendulum of politics is always in constant motion, usually with very wide swings before returning in the other direction. So, don’t get too comfortable or, uncomfortable as the case might be. It is bound to swing back at any given time—already having done so in the most recent election. Will it continue to swing in that direction? Good question. Two factors tell me that might just be. One, when the pen and the phone are finally about to be retired, there may be a sufficient number ready to look for a new rope or, in the least, may do what Bush did to Republican and Independent voters—kept them at home, sucking eggs on their couch. Two, one of the rules in politics is that I, as a political operative, would rather fall in with a candidate that may be lesser known, with few negatives, than a candidate that is well known, but very high negatives.

I am 66 years old, good or bad. I have very little but vague memory of Harry S. Truman. Some of my contemporaries certainly do—by contemporaries, I mean those who were about to graduate high school as I was just enrolled there. Harry S. Truman assumed office from the most liberal administration since Woodrow Wilson, having much in common with Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Harry was hard to peg—sometimes very liberal, sometimes very conservative but mostly moderate. If you consider him a “liberal”, think Hiroshima and Nagasaki. No Liberal, with a capital L would have done that. Just get over that Alice. If Harry were with us now, there would now already be 2 craters in the Middle East that would be uninhabitable for the foreseeable future. That third “holy site” would have already been dismantled in Jerusalem, brick by brick, and utilized to build outhouses in the desert.

Should this pendulum in fact complete its full swing right, you might wanna hang onto that butt floss because granny panties may be making a big comeback. Why? Guess who followed the most liberal president in our history, Woodrow Wilson? That would be 2 of the most conservative bastions in our recent history—that’s right, Coolidge and Hoover. Then what happened? It swung back to the equally most liberal in our recent history—Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This was followed by a more moderate, by default—Harry S. Truman. He was followed by another military conservative republican, Dwight David Eisenhower.

Here next is where it really gets interesting in my opinion. Following Ike, we elected one John F. Kennedy. Was he conservative, liberal or moderate? Ah, that is the question. Well, he served in the military, unlike our last 3 [Sorry, I do not consider Nat’l Guard for purposes of this discussion and I have my reasons]. This is one Administration I know/ knew quite well—etched in my memory, in fact. His number one priority was to PROTECT THE GOLD STANDARD, PERIOD! He did so quite creatively. He immediately instituted Operation Twist—increase short term borrowing interest rates, while lowering long term capital borrowing rates. Absolutely BRILLIANT!!!  He shored that up by creating the first ever, INVESTMENT TAX CREDIT. I re-wrote it and retrofitted it in Oklahoma for the state tax code. Bill Clinton took my final product, as enrolled and engrossed, and put it in place in Arkansas. The other governors of the Southern Governors’ Association followed suit.  What Kennedy’s ITC did was to ensure tax benefits for making an investment in jobs, plant and equipment, NOT turnover in securities to achieve gain and the Credit. Having the exact opposite effect of the Capital Gains Tax. Just that simple but it was a brilliant stroke. Did it work? Hellyeah!!! Did it work in Oklahoma? Double HELLYEAH!!!

Think long and hard on the Cuban Missile Crisis during the Kennedy years. What Kennedy finally resolved AIN’T WHAT NO STINKIN’ LIBERAL WOULD HAVE DONE. Can you imagine what this present Pansy-in-Chief would do? How about an afternoon of golf, followed by a $10,000 a plate fundraiser w/ his round up the usual pansies in Hollywood. In short, if you consider Kennedy a “liberal”, we will just go ahead and enter that debate post haste, or not. JOHN F. KENNEDY WAS TOO CONSERVATIVE TO EVEN BE NOMINATED IN THIS “DEMOCRATIC” PARTY. PERIOD!!!

What followed Kennedy? By default, LBJ. Was he a liberal? No, but he was stupid with a wee bit of political cunning—I’ll be kind and use “cunning”. He was also a racist so just get over that one too, Alice. Blacks were pawns in a political game to him, nothing more. With respect to the premise of this pendulum thingy, LBJ “don’t” even figure in; he was an anomaly.

Who’s next—back to granny panties ladies, one Richard Milhous Nixon. I would NOT consider Nixon a conservative in the same cloth of a Barry Goldwater of the same day and time. Nixon was more of a California Moderate but the pendulum did swing right nonetheless. What followed, again by default was a true gentleman, a true moderate but a really sh*tty golfer. It’s hard to calculate how many he almost killed standing by or in the fairways. However, having said that, he was dozens of strokes better than our present High-Handicapper-in-Chief. That ONE is lethal. I would not even stand behind him on the T-Box. Scary sh*tty! This would be one, Gerald R. Ford—the great healer, maybe having saved this country from a complete upheaval.

What followed next was the conservative’s conservative. Ronald Reagan from California via Illinois. How conservative was he? Well, since I have already used the allusion, let’s just say that, near the end of his term, there was no butt floss—it was granny panties ONLY! The pendulum thingy had swung FAR RIGHT! I served as the Intergovernmental Liaison on the Oklahoma Governor’s Office, amongst other things, during his term. I’m going to piss off some of my liberal friends by this but he had the best $1 per year, professional staff put together certainly since Kennedy but I believe actually edged out the latter.

I was also the Intergovernmental Liaison during the Carter administration so I can objectively speak to both. I would sum up Carter’s Cabinet and Staff as the best bunch ‘o Crackas assembled since L’il Abner. Dumber than goat spit but still heads, torsos and appendages above the most incompetent twenty-somethings ever assembled since the Three Stooges—the Obama Outhouse! The crowning achievement of the Reagan era was the end of the Cold War. Brilliant!!!

What followed next was a bit of a transition to a more moderate, Republican Gentleman’s Club-type moderate—George H.W. Bush. I knew many of his staff. They were almost to a man/ woman, down to earth, honest, congenial, and committed. I was never concerned while he was in office. I considered him to be harmless and a good and decent man. A true gentleman. What got George H.W. Bush defeated was a self-inflicted wound. “Read my lips, NO NEW TAXES!” That followed by a brilliant speech during the Democratic Convention by former Governor of Texas, Ann Richards. After that, it was OVER!

That now brings us to the pendulum swinging back the other way—more of a liberal bent, more due to the influence of his spouse than his own convictions. I will stop right here and say up front, I am/ was personally and professionally acquainted with both William Jefferson Clinton and his spouse. I know them darn well and his staff and the staff of George Nigh were very tight, again, with my being the Intergovernmental Liaison and Washington DC, “point man”. That relationship then stretched to the Clinton White House, at this time with my being a government relations dude in Washington, DC. Clinton’s Special Assistant for Domestic Policy, Carol Rasco, and I are/ were good buddies. Do I consider Bill Clinton a liberal? Hell NO! All things considered, not at all. You must keep in mind that the current occupant of the White House has lowered the bar to the depths of whale poop when I say this. Would I consider Bill’s wife [Team Mate actually] a liberal. Much more so than Bill but not on the same planet as the Imposter who beat her in the Democratic Primary. She would have been much better as President than Doofus, but hell, so would Slappy White! Bill gave his team mate the opportunity to trot out her liberal credentials by putting together ObamaCare Part I. It went down in flames and buried her in embarrassment for the rest of the Clinton Administration. Call it what you will but that is my take and I was there to see it descending to the depths of Sheol.

Next we come to the Idiot and the pendulum swinging so far left that it even has the Socialists blushing and w/o panties, butt floss OR granny. We are talkin’ Commando here. That’s all the ink I’ll give the freak. It’s over, he’s done, put a fork in it—it is best just to ignore it the next 22 months.

What happens next? Well, that solidly depends on GOTV. If the Reagan Democrats and the Bush moderates stay home with their Independent hangers’ on, you’ll see Ms. Hillary, if she does in fact take up the mantle—of that, I am not yet convinced.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Boehner Hoodwinked AGAIN!

Brilliant! Absolutely masterful! Boehner just got snookered in the most fashionable way yet! He and the GOP don't even know what hit them. This was another Obama Parlor game and he won this one big. There was a head fake alright. The ploy was to full court press to turn his Progressives, ostensibly that is. The game was to make it look that way so Boehner would have to go to the well and give up chits to garner votes from his own party. They bit on it. Now, the Progressives can say, hey look, we voted against the Bill. The nasty GOP rolled us. Brilliant!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

First Africans to Colonial America

In 1619, the House of Burgesses met; the first representative assembly in the New World. Also, in 1619, the first Africans arrived on a Dutch trade ship that had run low on food and traded the Africans for food supplies. These Africans became indentured servants, as slavery did not develop in Virginia for another sixty plus years. Prior to 1700, many indentured women had children with African fathers. These mulatto children were born free.

Around 1700 a law was passed that punished white women who had children by African men. After 1700, the children of these women were often taken away from their mothers and sold as "indentured servants" until they were of age 21. Many if not most of the non-gentlemen colonists also arrived as indentured servants. Indentured servitude generally lasted seven to eight years and was usually ended with payment in the form of land. Most of our ancestors arrived as indentures.

For most of the 1600s, white indentured servants worked the colony's tobacco fields, but by 1705 the Virginia colony had become a slave society.

1619. The ship Treasurer arrived in Bermuda from Virginia, with Africans brought via Jamestown by Captain Daniel Elfrith (sic?). It was reported that acting Governor Miles Kendall had about 29 Africans from that ship locked up because he believed they were stolen from a Spanish ship in the West Indies. It was later discovered they came originally from Angola. Those who arrived in Jamestown on this ship were the first black Africans to be imported to the USA.

In 1650, there were about 300 "Africans" living in Virginia, about 1% of an estimated 30,000 population. They were not slaves; any more than were the approximately 4,000 white indentured servants working out their loans for passage money to Virginia. Many had earned their freedom, and they were each granted 50 acres (200,000 m2) of land when freed from their indentures, so they could raise their own tobacco or other crops. Although they were at a disadvantage in that they had to pay to have their newly acquired land surveyed in order to patent it, white indentured servants found themselves in the same predicament. Some black indentured servants, however, went on to patent and buy land. Anthony Johnson, who settled on the Eastern Shore following the end of indenture, even bought African slaves of his own. George Dillard, a white indentured servant who settled in New Kent County after his servitude ended, held at least 79 acres (320,000 m2) of his own land and was able to marry despite a dearth of women in the colonies at that time.

Between 1618 and early 1619, the governor of the Portuguese colony of Angola, Luis Mendes Vascelos, captured thousands of Africans from the kingdom of Ndongo. These captives were likely the cargo for six slave ships that sailed from Angola to Mexico between 1619 and mid-1620. In early 1619, one of those slave ships, Sao Joao Bautista, left Angola to sail for Vera Cruz. In its cargo were 350 African slaves. While en route to Vera Cruz, the Sao Joao Bautista was intercepted by two Dutch ships, theWhite Lion and the Treasurer off the coast of Mexico. Roughly fifty slaves were stolen by the Dutch ships that then set their sails for Virginia with the intent to sell their recently ascertained cargo.

The White Lion arrived in Virginia in late August 1619. John Colyn Jope, the White Lion’s captain, sold 20-and-some-odd Negroes in exchange for food. These were some of the first Africans to enter the Virginia colony. In 1623 Anthony and Isabella, who arrived on the White Lion in 1619, gave birth to William Tucker, the first documented child of African descent born in English North America.

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Wednesday, November 26, 2014

NYT Reporters Who Gave up Darren Wilson's Address

New York Times reporters Julie Bosman and Campbell Robertson published the address of Darren Wilson in the New York Times so here are their addresses:

Julie Bosman
5620 N. Wayne Avenue
Apartment 2
CHICAGO, IL 60660-4204

Campbell Robertson
1113 Dupre Street
New Orleans, LA 70119-3203

They just love to get mail! Send Holiday Cards!