Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Critical Care: The Patients' Summit is this Thursday

From Americans for Prosperity:

The battle to stop the takeover of our health care is not over.

On February 25, President Obama will hold a "Health Care Summit" where he and Speaker Nancy Pelosi will attempt to push their "new" health care plan that was written behind closed doors on Congressional leaders and label it as bipartisan.

This “summit” is nothing more than a public relations stunt by the White House to appease those fighting for free market health care policies.

The Left thinks this “summit” will be a game changer for their health care takeover. It’s important we let them know we are still paying attention and we won’t stand for Washington bureaucrats controlling our health care.

Americans for Prosperity is holding its own Critical Care: The Patients' Summit to deliver a simple message:  the American people have rejected this trillion-dollar takeover of health care. So Congress should start over from scratch, or better yet, focus on policies that create jobs and get our economy moving again.

This is an important event and I want let you know you can watch the live video stream at starting at 11:30am EST at http://americansforprosperity.org

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid publicly said he would use the budget reconciliation process, which requires a simple 51 vote majority, to jam through a health care bill within sixty days.

A lot of senators and congressmen are wondering if the mood of the American people has changed.

We've got to show them that the American people simply do not trust the Washington politicians with our health care.

Please join me and call or email your Representative and Senators by clicking here: http://www.capwiz.com/americansforprosperity/callalert/index.tt?alertid=14705356&type=CO


Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Quote of the day

"You need only reflect that one of the best ways to get yourself a reputation as a dangerous citizen these days is to go about repeating the very phrases which our founding fathers used in the struggle for independence."
  - Charles Austin Beard

Never mind that this was said over 60 years ago.  I guess a good quote is timeless...


Sunday, February 07, 2010





Late last week, Daley sympathizers in the Illinois House passed HB180 out of the Rules Committee and on to the floor of the House. A vote on HB 180 is expected as early as this coming Tuesday.

Should you be worried about HB 180? ABSOLUTELY!

HB 180 would include the following:

1. Require all Illinois gun shops to secure a license to operate issued by the Illinois State Police. Under this bill, the State Police may issue a license to a gun shop and would establish all rules and regulations required to keep the license. You know what that means either nobody would be granted a license, or those who did get licenses would be so burdened by regulations that they could not make a profit.
BOTTOM LINE: HB 180 would shut down all gun shops in Illinois.

2. HB 180 requires that all your gun purchases be registered with the state police.
BOTTOM LINE: HB 180 is a licensing/registration scheme designed to keep track of how many guns you own so they may be easily confiscated at a later date.

3. HB 180 allows any police officer in the state go to any gun shop in the state to conduct so-called record reviews.
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago CAGE Unit could, and would, inspect gun shops across the state doing these record reviews. Shop owners, no matter where they are located, would be forced to cooperate with the CAGE unit or lose their licenses. The true purpose of these visits is to cost gun shops time and money and ultimately cause them to go out of business.


1. Starting Monday morning, call your State Representative and politely tell him/her that you oppose HB 180 and that you would like to see him/her vote against the bill when it comes to the House Floor. If you do now know who your state representative is, go to the following web site and follow the directions for looking up your legislators: Illinois State Board of Elections.  If you know who your State Representative is, you can look up the phone numbers of their Springfield and district offices here.

2. Pass this alert on to all your friends and family, ask them to make calls as well.

3. Please post this alert to any and all blogs and bulletin boards to which you may belong.

Thanks in advance for your help in this matter. The future of lawful gun ownership in Illinois depends on you!

Saturday, February 06, 2010

Why would anyone want to sell Gasoline?

I was filling up the car a couple of days ago and ran across this sticker on the gas pump:

If the store is making only 1% on their fuel sales, they why are they even bothering?  Someone help me understand.


Monday, February 01, 2010

How do you "unread" an e-mail?

I ran across the following demand in a "silly disclaimer" today:

"If you have received this communication in error, please notify the sender by reply e-mail, and delete the original message, and all copies, from your system, without reading it" (my emphasis added)

Given that this disclaimer appears at the bottom of the e-mail, how could I have possibly had knowledge of the demands of the disclaimer without having read any of the e-mail?  Given this, I can only assume that the author of the disclaimer thinks it's possible to "unread" something.  How does that work?