Monday, March 22, 2010

A New Crusade

"By their fruits you shall know them."

A tree was planted last night by the Democratic Party.

And it's fruit is evil.

For now and for all time, unless the Democratic Party wises up and can manage to undo the damage they inflicted on our American Republic last night, they will forever be considered EVIL by me.

What happened last night on the House floor was akin to a Congressional mob hit. They put a contract out on your freedom and your wallet. You told them no.

Millions of Americans told them no.

They did it anyway. They told the American people to kiss their ass, what you want does not matter, only what Obama and President Emmanuel want is what matters.

Are you pissed off yet?

You should be.

But really I should be thanking Pelosi and Reid and Obama. Because of last night's historic vote, and it was historic because it finally woke non-political America up. Thank you for showing America who you are. All those who don't watch Beck or listen to Ingraham now know who you are and what you are. The ensuing shitstorm about to envelop the Democratic Party is one of Biblical proportions. There is a reckoning on the horizon and I predict the rise of conservatism will be unlike anything this country has seen before.

My armor is polished, my blade is sharpened. Who will battle alongside me? It will be tough. It will be messy. But I've been waiting for a crusade.

Getting these pansy-ass liberal scumbags out of power seems like a good one to me.


Anonymous said...

While I read your entry and try to find encouragement in your hope/renewed passion in this battle, I can't help but question whether this action initiated the "rise of conservatism" or rather, the fall of a democracy?

Anonymous said...

Sir Rockin One:

I am not exactely a universal health care proponent, nor a lover of the Democratic Party, yet at the same time I realize doing NOTHING is not an option. Insurance companies are raising their rates at 4 times the rate of inflation! Insurance companies are dropping those who most need coverage all becasue they are sick! I mean- why would I buy insurance if the insurance company is only going to drop me when I need it?

I don't know, it seems to me these insurance companies have brought this on themselves, and they have no one to thank but themselves. When dealing with someone's life, "faster, better, cheaper" should not be part of the vocabulary. If insurance companies dealt with people fairly, maybe the government would have backed off.

So, something has to be done. Whether or not health reform is the best way, or the only way remains to be seen- but I will admit I have heard no real viable options on what to do from Republicans. Seconldy, it does not seem likely my taxes will be going up any time soon, and I presume your taxes will not go up either, so what harm can this cause?

My biggest concern in this whole thing was whether or not my taxes would go up- and it doesn't appear now that this is going to happen.

Father Dave Bechtel

Anonymous said...

Your biggest concern, Father Bechtel, is whether or not your taxes will go up? Really??? I agree that doing nothing was/is not an option, and I, too, am unhappy that the Republicans did not push or offer a better option. However, a bill which includes funded abortion, and an executive order prohibiting such does not override the law, is completely unacceptable at any cost. So something does need to be done, but not with an added measure allowing tax-funded abortion, however "limited" it is.

Barbara said...

The Republicans did have viable options - Tort reform, portability of insurance (taking it with you when you leave a job) and buying insurance across State lines (which would definitely drive the cost of insurance way down). They should have scrapped the whole bill and starting doing things incrementally.

Now with regards to the executive order - Only a change in the law enacted by Congress, not an executive order, can begin to address the very serious problems found in this legislation. The President could lift the executive order, AT ANY TIME, with the stroke of a pen. During his campaign, President Obama stated that he would treat abortion as basic health care. He told Planned Parenthood that 'reproductive care' would be at the 'center' of his health care plan. Also, this executive order could be easily overturned in the courts.

We are putting all the legislators on notice - You ignored us when we asked you to vote "NO" on this bill, you won't be able to ignore us in November.

Anonymous said...

I have concerns about health care with this, the quality of it. I've read that some doctors said they'd retire if this bill passes. Wonderful. So I fear a shortage of docs, or good ones. Perhaps it won't be as bad as they think and they'll stay, but I don't know.

I've seen mixed sides of this. At the end of the day, the first thing I thought when I saw it passed...I forget my 10th grade there a way it can be revoked eventually? Like let's say Barack goes away next term...can they change it back to how it was?

- L

PRAISE GOD said...

Fr. Dave--and the likes of you-
WAKE UP PEOPLE- nothing is for free for long!
Mayo Clinic dropping Medicare patients posted at 2:20 pm on January 4, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
Barack Obama hailed the Mayo Clinic system as a model for health-care reform last summer — until Mayo opposed ObamaCare as a reform solution. They warned at the time that the bill passing through Congress would make Medicare and Medicaid reimbursements too low to pay for the costs of service and that providers would stop treating patients in those systems. Last week, that became a self-fulfilling prophecy of sorts:
The Mayo Clinic, praised by President Barack Obama as a national model for efficient health care, will stop accepting Medicare patients as of tomorrow at one of its primary-care clinics in Arizona, saying the U.S. government pays too little.
One cannot expand Medicare while cutting payments to providers and expect that services will not be degraded and benefits curtailed. Providers will start opting out of the system altogether, as Mayo will do in Arizona and as they are contemplating doing altogether. A decreasing availability of providers for Medicare and Medicaid will mean fewer resources, longer waiting times, and poorer health care for people covered by those plans.

PRAISE GOD said...

The poor should be helped through acts of charity, not by demands based on human rights

PRAISE GOD said...

Hey Rockin' Traddy---how about doing some posts on OBEDIENCE - seems like the priests could use a good dose!...We have a priest that will not say the word Jew in the gospel or any readings..He is also changing the Eucharistic prayer and he is about 80 years old..I guess at that age, they feel that 'Father Knows Best'...gosh, do I have to explain :) , that was a TV show of good quality of morals and values...
Judy- also known as Praise God

PRAISE GOD said...

judt out from
President Barack Obama signed the pro-abortion government-run health care bill into law today but did not sign an executive order that would supposedly nullify the abortion funding. Leading pro-life and pro-abortion groups are in rare agreement as they say the order is virtually meaningless.
Under the Senate health care bill that will be the main bill Obama and Democrats push through Congress, there is no ban on abortion funding. While some states can opt out of funding abortions under the plan, taxpayers in other states will be forced to pay for them.

But the bill contains other pro-abortion problems that are concerns for pro-life advocates.

The bill requires that at least one health care plan be promoted across the country that pays for abortions, more abortion funding would come via the affordability credits, and many of the so-called limits on abortion funding in the Senate bill are temporary and could expire or be overturned at a later date.

The Senate health care bill also pays for abortions under the Indian Health Service program.

And it contains the Mikulski amendment that would allow the Obama administration to define abortion as preventative care and force insurance plans to pay for abortions.
Finally, the Senate bill does not contain language needed to offer full conscience protection for pro-life medical workers and facilities.

Anonymous said...

Fr. Betchel, with all do respect, you have housing, meals,health benefits and pension . so whats to worry about ? you probably earn in the high teens and pay very little in taxes. No disrespect but you need to start speaking with your middle class working parishoners. Jesus prached charity not socialism or entitlements. Peace, Jake

Anonymous said...

Okay one day later. I've investigated it a little more and I AM annoyed.

First, the pros. I think there are some good elements to this "reform." For example, the fact that insurance has cannot refuse someone with pre-existing condition. I think that is good - it seems absurd the other way around (obviously the person has a health issue, so they get denied b/c of it? wtf?) Also companies can't kick someone off insurance if they develop illness, which happened to my aunt when she got cancer.

So, yay. Dandy. And I am for more people having availability to health care, blah blah.

But the whole..government gaining more control AND the fact that people will be FINED if they don't get health insurance is bad. Wrong. Seems socialist, communist-ic...something. Certainly not a democracy. Some people prefer not to have health insurance -- now, they will be breaking the law if they choose that and will be punished if they don't buy the government's insurance, or someone else's. Um...what??

Democrats are always so up in arms about "CHOICE OMG!!" when it involves killing unborn children. Where are they now, when our innocent choice to have or not have health insurance is being taken away? That doesn't even involve murdering someone.

BS. The pros that I mentioned -- maybe they can't happen unless everyone is forced, thus everyone must pay, thus it will be less debt. Or something like that. I would say keep those good parts but remove the MANDATE...however...if it was possible.

This is not the way to go. It scares me a little, honestly. At least I can sleep at night knowing I did not vote for this; I voted against Obama.

And today I learned Obama is screwing with student loans, too. Maybe it'll be for the better, but I know a bunch of students protested the bill today or yesterday. I think it is more government control...removing the private vendors who loan. All I know is, I was hoping to go grad school within the next years and Imma be pissed now if the loans are all jacked up.

GRAAR. I try not to be too close-minded, but I am annoyed by all this. Maybe it'll turn out good...but...right now I'm nervous.

- L

Anonymous said...


Wow! Yes, I agree that tax paying for abortion is unacceptable- but then I didn't vote for Obama, nor elect him did I? All I can say is we have to live with him and whatever policy he comes up with for now. Certainly it is my hope that in 2012 the American people wake up but I don't have much faith that will happen. Americans are fooled by charm and good looks and charm and good looks trump reason and logic.

All I was trying to say is Republicans have offered no viable alternative. They said something about tax credits- but how are they going to help? The poor don't pay taxes. How does it help to give a tax credit to someone who doesn't really pay taxes? I was also trying to say that doing nothing is not an option. Finally-if insurance companies would realize human life is worth more then "faster, better, cheaper" the government might have backed off.

In short, I am no fan of the Democratic Party, nor Obama- (never was) but since they are hell bent on getting this health care through, and the Republicans currently hold no power, I am at least open to seeing if it is going to help.

Father Dave Bechtel

Anonymous said...


(I really HATE to defend Obama, so please don't hold it against me)

Obama said he was open to tort reform, but according to him, lawsuits did not account for much in health care spending. I would be with you on tort reform, and not only in health care but EVERYTHING. But tort reform only treats a SYMPTOM, it does not treat the problem does it?

What is the REAL problem? Loopy judges and sleazy tort lawyers. If judges could be trusted to do their jobs, we would not need tort reform would we? I say congress needs to do something to go after loopy judges- as if you get rid of the craziness on the bench, you take care of tort reform by treating the source of the problem.

In any case Obama believes that tort reform will not really do much in the way of saving money.

Opening up competition accross state lines certainly helps- but what about the people who are still not covered? What do you mean take insurance with you when you leave a job? What if you get fired, or laid off, etc?

Look, by NO means am I liberal- either in Church matters or policitcs. The Sir Rockin One can vouch for that. But something has to give here.

Father Dave Bechtel