Sunday, December 29, 2013

MORT's meanderings

Don't say, 'Christmas'.  That's an order.
Here's what our Armed Forces have come to, in the era of Obama:
Recently, a military 'diversity training officer' instructed a group of U.S. soldiers at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, not to use the word, 'Christmas'.  The soldiers wanted to organize an annual Christmas football tournament.  An official of the 'Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute' told them they were to use the term, 'Holiday Tournament', instead.     Wonderful.   Brilliant.
I served in the U.S. Navy toward the end of WW2.  I do remember the enormous effort put forth by civilians to produce all the weapons and machinery needed to fight the war - and I was witness to our Armed Forces who fought like demons and who were ultimately successful in defeating  the combined forces of the Axis of Tyranny - Hitler's Germany in Europe and the fanatical Japanese in the Pacific.  I remember that, clearly.
But, I don't  remember any such stupidity as a department called, the 'Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute' contributing to either the civilian or military effort.  How in hell did we ever win that war without the sage guidance of Obama-created  lunacies such as this?   
Quite obviously, Generals Eisenhower, Marshall and Patton and Admirals King, Nimitz and Halsey didn't have the advantage of Commander-in-Chief  Barack Hussein Obama's brilliant military genius.  How did they do it without him?  Astonishing.
God help us in purging this nation of such ultra-leftist, atheistic, nitwits - cowardly elected officials in the Congress - and the Obama-supported  encroachment of militant Islam-Jihad into every aspect of our Society.  We'll surely need divine intervention if we are to face, defeat & destroy this scourge of miscreant political correctness, gone wild.  
Anyone care to join me in prayer this Christmas and into the New Year?  Then, after prayer, in standing tall, screaming to the rooftops and performing as those courageous  civilians & military did during WW2, but this time to rid Washington, D.C. of the corrupt freaks & frauds and put into elected office, principled men & women. True patriots who will respect and protect our Constitution, our Liberty and our American way of life.
MORT KUFF  © 12-25-2013

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Thursday, December 26, 2013

The Medicine Man

President Obama will never make it on Angie's List. Launching Obamacare in his attempt at what he considered to be a broken health system has become a national nightmare, disgrace and disaster.

It needn't have had to be totally dismantled in order to be rebuilt to his specifications, because all that was required was a fine tune-up to make it run more smoothly. His blueprint was drawn up without knowledge of the subject, to prevent the flaws and dimensional errors rendering the specs useless. Like IKEA products requiring assembly, Obamacare will not work with parts that don't fit.

Kathleen Sebelius, lacking engineering qualifications to oversee the mechanism of such a complicated machine as Obamacare, has formed a crew to implement it, but she nor her staff reach the designation of qualified experts. This vehicle designed to accommodate forceful participation into his health system, does not and will not work.

While all of this is going on, he is drawing attention to another project that he hopes will reap huge benefits for his party. Immigration reform by his interpretation, is in essence a scheme he intends to use, to get the millions of illegals off the hook and on to the roll of future democrats.

If Obamacare doesn't collapse under its own weight, just think of what the effect will be adding these millions, waiting in the wings to be put on the entitlement dole. Although drawing up blueprints isn't President Obama's forte, he is adept in drawing maps laying out routes to socialism.

Early results of the Affordable Care Act roll-out on October 1st, indicates  President Obama bit off more than he could chew and is now starting to choke on it.

The people who voted for him thought they were getting a president, but instead got a snake oil salesman!

Conservative article from George Giftos

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Sunday, December 22, 2013

Doomed to Succeed - Part 2

A while back, I wrote a commentary called “Doomed to Succeed”, well, I think it’s time to expand on that phrase with what is going on around us today.

Remember, in 2009 and 2010, Obama and the Democrats, after winning the White House and the Congress, decided to implement their obsession called government-run health care. Obama, along with his flunky’s, Nancy Pelosi, and Harry Reid, worked on their version of health care, eventually called Obamacare (the (Un)Affordable Care Act).

As they went about unilaterally writing their proposed law, they didn’t solicit any input from the Republicans, even though the Republicans had in their ranks about 6 doctors who were members of the House of Representatives. You’d think that trying to change 1/6 of the economy (which is what health care represents), the Democrats would’ve asked people in the medical profession their input and ideas, since they were the professionals. But no, input was only allowed to the Democrats (with zero medical experience), as they knew what was best for the country from their Marxist/Socialist point of view of things.

Well, the bill was finally crafted and ready for debate and passage toward the end of 2009. Some reluctant Democrats were strong-armed and cajoled by Obama and the Democratic leadership, by subtle forms of bribery, to vote for this monstrosity. It was passed on Christmas Eve in the dead of night by some legislative finagling by Harry Reid who had just enough votes to break the Republican filibuster, knowing that the election in Massachusetts of Republican Scott Brown, who was to be sworn in on Jan. 3rd, 2010, would not give him the 60 votes needed for cloture after Brown was sworn in. That’s why the rush by Reid to push for passage before that event happened. The vote was 60-39, and cloture was passed. Now, all that Reid needed was a simple majority of Senators (51 votes) to pass the bill. Which they did, and it was passed. Finally, after weeks of negotiating in the “reconciliation” process with the House, the House passed the bill 219-212, with 34 Democrats and all 178 Republicans voting against it. Obama signed the bill into law on Mar. 30, 2010. By the way, in the Constitution, it says that all bills for raising revenue must originate in the House of Representatives, this bill originated in the Senate, therefore, it might be declared unconstitutional - a lawsuit has presently been filed. Stay tuned.

This blatant political power play was “Doomed to Succeed” when Obama and the Democrats were elected in 2008. Most polls showed that the people were against this legislation from the beginning, and as a result it spawned the emergence of the Tea Party movement in the years 2009 and 2010. In the 2010 mid-term elections, the G.O.P. took back control of the House by winning a record 63 seats. The Senate remained Democratic which meant we had a split government, but since the Senate and the President was still in the hands of the Democrats, repeal of the law would not be a possibility, even though the Republicans in the House tried over and over again to do so.

Now with the debacle of the government trying to get this ill-conceived law up and working, we have witnessed the folly of letting the government get involved in 1/6 of our economy. Most citizens today still do not want Obamacare.

Yes, this law was “Doomed to Succeed”, but as the law loses more and more popularity, hopefully, it will be “Doomed to Fail” as many Democrats start jumping off a sinking ship, therefore, saving the American people trillions of dollars of taxpayer money and restoring our medical system back to being the pre-eminent system in the world. If and when that happens, a bi-partisan approach, with input from patients and doctors, should be started to give everyone a chance at receiving cost efficient health care without having a partisan health care law being shoved down their throats.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

MORT's meanderings

News Flash: The Pope is no fan of Capitalism.
This came as a bit of a surprise to me.  For a man of religion who is reputed to have his ear to the ground - and is recognized as a keen student of history - it is surprising that he rags on the free-enterprise system. And, he would prefer which other system?  
I'm always surprised at the ways in which so many people change, once they have achieved elevated status or have been placed into positions of political power over others.  You can never foretell about how an individual will react to increased power, be it spiritual or political.  
What I do know is that having a larger, more powerful microphone with bigger speakers amplifies one's viewpoint but,  it doesn't make it right, if it is wrong.
I guess the disappointments we feel are in direct relationship to misplaced, misguided or unrealistic expectations.
Of course, I'm inclined to think that the way I think, is logical, reasonable and right. I do feel slightly sorry for people who, however well-meaning, view things through smudged filters.  That said, I don't feel obliged to either clean their glasses or attempt to change their minds.  i prefer to smile, tip my hat, give them wide berth - and ride around them.
I am a big fan of the free-enterprise system - Capitalism.  While people have failed the system; the system hasn't failed the people.  Lying about it doesn't change things.
We are currently living through a period in our history, when our country is being torn apart by the imposition of a many-times-failed ideology that advocates the re-distribution of wealth from the more successful segment of our Society, to the  less successful, poorer segment of our Society. The consequences of this misguided policy are clearly evidenced in the disruption of the traditional order of things and, in the intentional, systematic destruction of our way of life - and the Liberty that has made us 'exceptional'.   
We are seeing the results of replacing a proven, successful system with pie-in-the-sky 'hope & change'.   We are being bludgeoned  with Progressive-ism    It ain't working!
Keep preaching, Mr. Pope but, I suggest you  leave Capitalism out of your messages - because in this case, you are not infallible -  in this case, you're wrong.
MORT KUFF  © 11-28-2013

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Sunday, December 15, 2013

“Defining Deviancy Down”

That phrase was coined by former Senator and social psychologist, (D) Daniel Patrick Moynihan, back in 1993, as a result of the high crime statistics that existed in New York City at that time. It was a time when the new Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, came in with a clean up New York City mandate from the voters. The time had come, and even though Giuliani was a Republican in an overwhelmingly Democratic city, that the Moynihan phrase hit a nerve that described the situation to a tee and the people voted for Giuliani over the former Mayor, Democrat David Dinkins.

His theory, in a nutshell, is a theory that clearly implies that there are circumstances in which society will choose not to notice behavior that would be otherwise controlled, or disapproved of, or even punished. We had been re-defining deviancy so as to exempt much conduct which was previously stigmatized, and also raising the “normal” level in in categories where behavior is now abnormal by any of the earlier community standards.

Since that time, this theory of “defining deviancy down” has been applied to movies, dress codes, sexual indiscretions, corporate behavior, etc. The question that might be asked today is, “Do standards of behavior mean anything today”? Have we so lost sight of what is right or wrong, so that we are very close to the notion that “anything goes”, and that people should not make moral judgments as to what is right or wrong?

Dumbing down the educational system, deinstitutionalization of mental patients, acceptance of criminal violence, the incessant attack on the institution of marriage, having the stigma of permissive sex and out-of-wedlock births no longer frowned upon because that is being overly judgmental, and the willing acceptance of drug usage as being a normal happening in our society, have all contributed to the theory of “defining deviancy down”.

Shouldn’t we, as an educated society, be aiming to be striving for “defining deviancy up”, so as to get society back on the right track? But, the ever present thorn in the side of doing the right thing, is that “evil” phrase, “political correctness”, which inevitably will raise its ugly head to stifle any change for the better. The P.C. Police, which is made up by unelected, mostly liberal busybodies, seems to want to control behavior that they think is right, according to their philosophy, and god forbid you disagree with them, all hell will break loose. Gay marriage, legalization of marijuana (masqueraded as medical marijuana), distribution of condoms and abortion information in our schools are examples of “political correctness” run amok.

Given the manifest decline of the American civic order, too many people are getting used to a lot of behavior that most people feel is not good for society. More people should become alarmed at the “trivialization” of the high crime rate (ex. Chicago murders in mostly inner city areas), the lowering of our educational standards in order to push students through school thereby turning out many more “functional illiterates” than is acceptable, the acceptance of many of the deviant sexual mores as “normal”, and the turning of a blind eye of behavior that accepts drug use, as normal, by the average person.

So yes, we have “defined deviancy down” and we, as a nation, will one day have to pay the piper for our lack of due diligence and sobriety. Our young people have a big burden to bear to “right a listing ship of state”. Good luck for them and for America.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Owner's Manual

The Constitution is our owner's manual, written by the founders
of the nation, guiding us on how to operate our new country.

To get it going, a boss (President) was created to oversee its
employees (Congress) to supervise their work and approve or
disapprove what they work on. For arbitrating differences a
tech desk (Supreme Court) was formed to interpret the
manual (Constitution).

When a new innovation (Amendment) is introduced to improve
 the country, it is presented to the ownership for their approval
or disapproval for entry into the manual (Constitution).

The United States is a very large operation and unfortunately
unskilled workers get hired in the mix, having to put up with
them for two to four years until they can be fired and replaced.
If it's necessary to improve the mechanics of operation, when
new parts are ordered, they are sometimes incompatible and
though they may work for a while, they can become a problem,
like political correctness, affirmative action, special interests
and entitlements gone amok. Shoddy workmanship such as the
Affordable Care act can seriously damage the stability of the
country's economy and causing chaos to a major industry.

Nowhere in the manual (Constitution) does it contest or refuse
using an additive like STP (Judeo/Christian) formula to smooth
the way from friction.

An invasion of revisionists who want to rewrite the manual
(Constitution) to mimic the failed doctrines of countries
lacking the human rights and freedom of the United States
are infesting the halls of government.

We must be vigilant to protect this manual (Constitution) from
them among us, having evil intent, in hope of destroying one of
the great documents known to man.

By George Giftos, a Constitutional Conservative

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Sunday, December 8, 2013

What’s the Real Motivation Behind the “Obamacare” Mess?

For years, the Democrats have been pushing for a government-run health care system modeled after England, Canada, and some European countries. Obama and his cronies, knowing that he couldn’t get his Marxist/Socialist agenda passed through the objections of the American people at this time, proposed a back door method of attaining that goal by proposing a “loser” law called Obamacare (a/k/a the (Un)Affordable Care Act). Their future goal was and is a single-payer health care plan run by the government (which comprises 1/6 of the U.S. economy).

Obama, being the dishonest politician that he is, tried to hide his motives by telling the American people that his health care plan would save them money, with a semblance of the “free market”, with private insurance companies providing the means of delivery. As you can see, the plan is not taking hold the way he and the other Democrats said it would work, and being the “narcissist” that he is, he will not admit that it is his fault, instead he is starting to blame the insurance companies and the Republicans for its imminent failure - it’s always somebody else’s fault, never his fault.

According to my scenario, when Obamacare crumbles, he will propose that instead of abandoning Obamacare and starting over, he will propose that the U.S. government should take over the means of giving the U.S. citizens health care by using a “single-payer” system like they have in the predominantly Socialist oriented countries mentioned previously. That has been Obama’s and the liberal Democrats goal all along. All the movers and shakers in the Democratic Party have been championing “single-payer” for many years, so when they captured the White House and both houses of Congress in 2008, they went for the kill, and by some shady dealings and arm-twisting of reluctant Democrats, they passed Obamacare in the dead of night without one Republican vote in either the House or Senate.

The ensuing lawsuits, after passage, claiming the law unconstitutional, made it all the way up to the Supreme Court where it looked like the court was going to knock the law down by a 5-4 vote. Up till that time, Obama claimed that penalizing non-compliers of the law was a fee and not a tax, which the opponents of the law proclaimed was why the law should be declared unconstitutional. By some freak of logic, the court ruled, with Chief Justice Roberts casting the deciding vote, that the charges for non-compliance were in fact taxes and, therefore the Congress could pass that legislation. The court ruled 5-4. In hindsight, we can blame the fickle Chief Judge Roberts, with putting us in the morass we now find ourselves. What was he thinking?

It’ll be just a matter of time, when the present Obamacare law implodes, and the Democrats will be proposing a full government takeover of our healthcare system using “single-payer” as the means administering it. Remember that has been their goal for over 100 years.

In order to get rid of this monstrosity, next years mid-term elections zoom as being pivotal in possibly getting rid of it, not just amending it as some suggest. In addition, some other lawsuits are plodding their way through the courts that could throw a monkey wrench into the law succeeding.

Of course, with ominous clouds of defeat hanging over the heads of some Democratic lawmakers coming up for re-election and having the albatross of Obamacare hanging around their necks, they might rise up and demand that Obamacare be repaired or discarded in hopes of saving their chances at election time.

So if you want to get rid of Obamacare, you must work hard to defeat those Congressmen and Senators, in 2014, who voted in favor of this monstrosity of a law. That’s the first step before the next presidential election in 2016.

Conservative commentary by Chuck Lehmann

The Video for today: Obamacare Was Designed to Fail, or Was It?

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Thursday, December 5, 2013

MORT's meanderings

Predictions re: ObamaKerry
Secretary of State John (rhymes with 'yawn') F. Kerry, who proudly served in Viet Nam for four months - and awarded himself three 'Lavender Heart' decorations for invisible wounds - and who is Barack Obama's 'Diplomatic Bumbler-of-Choice' will, in the next twelve months  - - -
- find a way to prostitute the United States to Iran by cleverly cobbling together an agreement whereby we loosen economic sanctions that will relieve most of the pain currently being inflicted upon that nation - led by vicious, smiling, blood-thirsty cretins  - in return for which we receive absolutely nothing from Iran's leaders, except deception, delay and  worthless words about peaceful applications of their ongoing  nuclear research.  The reality is of course, the totally transparent farce being pumped out by Iran that attempts to obscure their relentless race toward a capability to manufacture nuclear- tipped missiles.  That is, if they do not already possess that capacity.    
Expect ObamaKerry to find new & improved ways to further erode our already stressed relations with Israel by more back-stabs and public slaps-in-the-face of Prime Minister Netanyahu - re-iterating as if to prove beyond a shadow of doubt, that Obama despises Jews and Israel - and is intent on making it crystal clear that despite his phony-baloney , bullshit 'pronouncements of loyalty to Israel', there is zero chance of the United States offering any support whatsoever to 'our closest ally in the Middle East' - when push comes to shove with a nuclear Iran.  The Nobel Peace Prize committee is probably, already making preparations for  next year's ObamAward, as this is being written.  This is the lunatic world we live in.
And, here is my general, all-inclusive prediction that ObamaKerry, the Diplomatic Bumbler-of-Choice, will manage somehow, to subjugate our nation to Russia's Putin, China's 'President What's-his-Face - -  and every other corrupt, tyrannical dictator who occupies a seat in the 'Circle of Fiends' - all cretins large & small - located on our very own East River in NYC.  Remember them?  They are the peaceful folks  who spend most of their time dining in New York's finest eateries, parking anywhere they damned please without consequences, voting to condemn Israel and who ironically, refer to themselves as, The United Nations.    
There isn't a chance in Hell, that I'll be wrong regarding any one of these prognostications.

MORT KUFF  © 11-13-2013

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