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Saturday Rabidity: Vermin in the White House

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Vermin is nothing new in a building that is 213 years old–and roaches aren’t the worst of it.

When I read this, I couldn’t help but laugh. Yes, when you have a building that is over 200 years old, it’s going to have guests that aren’t exactly .  So, when an article comes out that talks about a roach problem in the White House, I can only shake my head at the sheer comedic potential.

Now, I’m not going to especially slam on El Presidente today, but rather, I think it might good to slam on the staff.

Like that little weasel Jay Carney, who has been consistently telling us against what we already know about Benghazi.  And yet we’re continuing to listen to his party line talking points while the entire Democrat party hides the facts of the matter from the light of truth – just like roaches.

Then there is Liz Fowler who authored much of the ObamaCare legislation for Max Baucus as his Chief of Staff. And yet this rat, as Obama’s top health policy adviser, met with Wall Street investment firm executives from 2011 to 2012, trading information so Wall Street can be ahead of the ACA, before going to HHS and then cashing in at Johnson & Johnson.

So, I guess I have to ask – which one is the First Cockroach?

Perhaps we should hire Tony Montana to deal with the problem (yes, I know this is Cartman from South Park, but it’s the cleanest one I could find – Scarface isn’t exactly the most linguistically pure movie in the world (and I like to keep it at least PG-13 out here).

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September 14, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Trespassers Deface 9/11 Memorial

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Can anyone identify the two in the picture?  The way I see it, they should be brought up on charges of theft and trespassing. They had no right to do what they did.

Hat Tip: Middlebury Campus

Five protesters showed up at the Mead Memorial Chapel on the Middlebury Campus in Vermont to remove 2,977 flags that were planted by the students.  Even further, this was a cooperative effort between the campus Republican and Democrat groups – a truly bipartisan effort.

Two of them were identified by name because they went on the record, claiming responsibility, “Amanda Lickers” (lol) and “Anna Shireman-Grabowski”.  Anna Shireman-Grabowski is a junior student there (hopefully not for much longer). Looks like Lickers (i still can’t stop laffin’) is an outspoken America-hating liberal quack and was invited there to do a workshop.

The way I see it, no person has the right to infringe on another’s right to free speech and certainly no one has the right to trespass and steal. These five were not even students – so I hope that the college finds them and prosecutes them on behalf of their students who took the time to place these flags.

The protesters felt that since that ground as sacred burial ground of the Abenaki people (a fact that has not been substantiated with any sort of official fact from either the college or the Abenaki), they took it upon themselves to ‘confiscate’ the flags as an outcry to ‘American imperialism.  Thing is, they KNEW what they were doing was illegal because they did it in haste, saying that ‘nothing was allowed to penetrate the earth of the burial ground’.

Did they not see the lamp post not ten feet from where they are stealing the flags? Seems a little inconsistent to me – but then, I guess they have to live with a lamp post poking the ground.

I’m glad to see that the student body returned to replace the flags in a unified effort.

Now, all that remains is to prosecute the miscreants for trespassing, theft (probably felony theft), and, depending on what they did with the flags, desecration under 18 USC § 700.

Lickers…I’m STILL laughing… (I’m so wrong…haha)

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September 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm

My Cheaper Insurance

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This past weekend, I received an upsetting letter from Humana One regarding my family’s medical insurance. I had been expecting higher premiums, but nothing had prepared me for the full effect of ACA aka Obamacare.

My family of 5 is in relatively good health. Maybe once a year one of my three children needs an antibiotic for strep or an ear infection, common things. I go to my annual exam if I particularly feel like it. My husband has a few more issues, but we pay for it out of pocket anyway because I had a high deductible plan. Basically, we are a profit for any insurance company. My husband’s employer’s insurance is a joke as it would consume nearly one of his two week paychecks for the premiums. I found our $11,900 high deductible policy on line. It worked for us. It covered the routine exams at 100 % and would keep us from losing our house if something major happened. There were no copays. Once we met our deductible, everything else was covered at 100% for the rest of the year for the whole family. The deductible might seem high to some, but paying 20% coinsurance per incident on some of those other plans out there could easily cost more and with a higher monthly premium, too.

Now back to the letter. My high deductible plan cost $431 a month, but to comply with ACA my new premium is $1003. That’s 232%. Was the ACA plan better? Oh, it covered more. It included things like abortion and maternity. I happen to be a committed wife. I’m 41 years old. My husband had a vasectomy. I will never be in the position to use these forced improvements to my policy. Also, my deductible was raised to $12,600. Then, the abortion provision began to urk me. Forcing me to pay for something that is an absolute affront to my faith is disgusting.

What is the going rate of liberty today? According to the subsidy calculator on Colorado’s health exchange site, it’s about $890 a month. Oh, I argued with the Humana One representative about whether the subsidy was a government hand out or not. If someone else’s tax money is paying for my insurance, it’s a hand out. I don’t want it. That might perplex some folks, but I don’t want it.

Last year, I studied several Supreme Court cases with my children. One sticks to mind with regards to ACA – Wyman v James. The gist of this case? If one accepts government aid, the government can enter one’s home. No thank you. I don’t want it.

My solution is fairly basic. I’m depositing the money that I would have paid to premiums into a bank account. I’ll pay for any medical expenses from it. I refuse to enroll in ACA. I called Rep. Lamborn, Sen. Udall, and Sen. Bennett to inform them of my situation. I don’t expect much from any of them. I’m telling everyone I know. The rest I trust in God. He has never let me down. Maybe this last point is what the supporters of ACA don’t understand. The government is not my God. God shall supply all my needs.

 

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Note from the Editor: Hello folks, this post was authored by my wife and newest author and contributor to The Rabid Conservative. When you have a moment, feel free to comment and welcome her to the blog.  I think I can say we’re all looking forward to hearing her perspective on things (that way, it’s not just me all the time, right?)  Good first writeup, Nic)

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September 6, 2013 at 5:08 pm

Boehner Supports Obama on Syria? There’s Something Up With This

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I’m really not sure what is possessing John Boehner to support the President’s call for military action on Syria here.  Everything in my being tells me we have no business there – kind of reminds me of US involvement in Kosovo (and I don’t think we had a real mission there either).

Now before all the Liberal naysayers out there start quoting how this is no different than in 2003 with Bush, let me just go through some of the simplicities.

Syria has not attacked us nor any of our allies.  In fact, Syria attacked rebels who are allied with our enemy, Al Qaeda.  In 2003, we went after the Taliban and Al Qaeda in Iraq, which were enemies of the US and did attack us.

Syria has no means to hit the US.  None of their weapon delivery systems can touch us (unless they are looking to Iran, Russia, or China to get hardware. Al Qaeda and the Taliban already proved it had attack capability back in 2003.

We knew about the sarin gas because Saddam hid it in Syria when we were going after him. Or did we forget that minute point.

Did Syria use sarin gas? Well according to our sources, yes, but the jury is still out at the UN.  And of course, Russia is denying it all, but then, what else is new. If they did, then really, how is the use of sarin any different than what these state sponsors of terror do when they strap bombs on kids, shuttle weapons around, or broker backroom deals with Al Qaeda and the Muslim Brotherhood.

If I were John Boehner, I would visibly step back from this and tell the President to figure it out. With that golden intellect of his, he should be able to come up with an answer to this little conundrum.  Boehner doesn’t have to do anything to support the President here and, quite frankly, after the President’s arrogance over the last five years, why should Boehner lift a finger to save him?

Unless there’s some quid pro quo here that we don’t know about.  Maybe the cost for Boehner’s cooperation here is a great big blue chip in Boehner’s pocket – not that Obama isn’t already running the wells dry with the possibility that the House could start defunding ObamaCare.

I am reminded of Uncle Remus’ Br’er Rabbit story of the Tar Baby. While that story always gets the knock for the so-called racial epithets, the thing is, Obama in this case is the rabbit. He got cocky and started smacking the tar baby around for not talking to him.  Now, the rabbit is stuck.

Obama started off with his hard talk about “red lines” and warning Syria not to cross them. But he has underestimated the situation and painted himself into a corner. Now he has to either 1) act unilaterally and face harsh criticism with the specter of impeachment for violating the War Powers Act; 2) attempt to seek Congressional approval and hope that the GOP goes along in the House (which they won’t muster the votes as far as I can tell) or 3) don’t act and find himself without any credibility at all (not that he has a lot in the Middle East to begin with).

Obama got himself into this mess with all his Donkey-Hawk talk.  And if he does attack, he needs to hand his Nobel Peace Prize back, because he would be no different than those that he criticized for Iraq and Afghanistan.

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September 3, 2013 at 10:12 am

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