There Is A Mole in the White House

Personal mockery is a well-oiled and perpetually used tool from the Alinsky toolbox. The right tends to shy away from it. They should get over it. If rocks are being thrown at you, its perfectly reasonable to pick them up and throw them back. Palin, Bush and their spouses and children’s were fair game to the left. If you want to take higher ground, stick to the politicians themselves.

There is one thing that has always disturbed me about Barak Obama. Always. Even before I knew anything about him. He is touted as one of the biggest intellects in the world. From the day he came on our radar I wondered why he wasn’t smart enough to get that hideous growth nestled outside his nostril removed. After all he was being sold as perfection. If he wasn’t always sticking his nose in our business, I wouldn’t pick on it (sorry).

How obtuse do you have to be to have a raisin stuck to your face and not consider removing it. Contrary to old wives tales that mark is not a thing of beauty. Although I am surprised that his sycophants have not taken to glueing one next to their noses in tribute or that the Secret Service doesn’t have a all points bulletin out for anyone carrying a fly swatter.

His voice permeates our peace almost every day. I turn away from the sound of it in hopes of avoiding a vision of that misplaced booger stubbornly resting in plain site. It is an ever present reminder of his innate inability to see reality, take responsibility, and address a problem, even when it is staring him in the face.

I cannot imagine that somewhere along the way, a dermatologist didn’t look at the thing, offer to biopsy it and then remove it. Cindy Crawford he is not.

The continual physical presence of the world’s second most famous blemish is a metaphor for his personal philosophy which goes something like “If I deem that it is not there, then it isn’t. If I say it isn’t so, its not so”. His ego will not permit him to accept its existence. If he acknowledged it, he’d find out that he isn’t a god-king after all. Gods don’t have flaws.

There I said it.

Sweet Land of Liberty

My country tis of thee 
Sweet land of liberty
Of thee I sing  

Of thee I mourn.

On this upcoming Independence Day, many of us will mourn the country we loved from childhood, that our ancestors lived and died for.

They lived for freedom.  They died for freedom.  
They lived so that they could practice their faith without impediment.  They lived their faith so that their liberty would not be lost because the citizenry couldn’t handle the responsibility of keeping it.    Freedom was born in America to house our yearning to worship in peace, and let the other guy worship in peace as well.  

Now our freedom is gone. It is gone.  

Hundreds of thousands of men and women died to preserve it and yet its gone without so much as a signature ceremony.   

We cannot, we shall not, be able to reconstitute it from mere speeches and party politics.  In our revolution from the English Crown, the colonials threw off the tyranny of a King who saw his people only as servants to his will.   How are the people of these United States seen any differently today than they were in 1769?  We are subjects to self-appointed royalty. Interesting that the wonderful song quoted at the beginning of this writing, stole its tune from “God Save the King”.

Our religions, our faith, our culture and standards are mocked, threatened and regulated by the entitled.  Our property is up for grabs as is our very health and existence.  Our borders for all intents and purposes do  not exist.   Yet we take continuous abuse from our “betters” and take it again and again. 

The question becomes not wether or not there will be a revolution, but what kind of revolution will it be, the stealth quiet “coup” version that we see now, a slow dedication to freedom’s destruction, or must we take back our beautiful liberated land old school?  What ever way we may choose if we wish to restore our republic, it will be messy.  It will dictate that we are willing to lose everything in order to preserve the existence of liberty.  

How many folks do you know who are so willing?  

“THE SECOND FALL” is Riveting

The Second Fall

On Friday, March 16th’s THE SHREW, Our very own Anna Bee interviews accomplished author Charles Hurt, concerning his new book, “The Second Fall”.

Listen to interview here

Mr. Hurst’s “The Second Fall” can be ordered here at Amazon.com

From Amazon:

The Second Fall is an offbeat account of the predicted Revelation. Lucifer, under the guise of a high level political operative, uses the corrupt government and an apathetic people to initiate the final fall of mankind into his long awaited grasp. However, Christ gathers his newly chosen, a group of misfits who will become the unlikely outcasts, to wage war against this impending evil and whose efforts will determine the outcome of the world.

THE SHREW could not recommend Mr. Hurst’s new book more highly.

We also recommend listening to the latest SHREW on the player at the right hand column.

Obamacare Has Made Life with MS a Living Hell

As the story appears at The Right Scoop, Pat Carfagno:

Multiple Sclerosis is a disease of unknown cause that slowly takes away a persons abilities to think, to move, to care for oneself. There is often a considerable amount of pain involved. Multiple Sclerosis does not kill. The person does not die from the disease itself but from its secondary effects.

The life span of the person with MS is not markedly changed. That is the cruelest part. As helpless as we can become, we will go on living with whatever pain and disabilities we have, almost as long as a healthy person would live.

Receiving a devastating diagnosis is often accompanied by the encouragement that science is coming up with new treatments every day. Multiple Sclerosis is evidence that this encouragement has basis in fact. In the last 15 years, new drugs with the power to slow the advance of the disease and often improve the quality of life of the people treated for MS have been developed with new powers never available before.

Since my diagnosis early in 2002, many new treatments have been developed. Avonex and Tysabri are just two that I have used. Tysabri was a real game changer for me. Tysabri is given once a month IV.

Most of the old school drugs promised to decrease the frequency of flare ups of disease, but did nothing to improve disability. Tysabri gave me new life for 5 years. Although I was still effected by the disease, Tysabri improved my quality of life! It lifted what is known as brain fog, improved my endurance and lessened the crushing fatigue that is MS. I went from frequent use of a walker, to the use of a cane. For me, it was miraculous. As frequently happens with Tysabri though, I developed some antibodies that made treatment with Tysabri no longer advisable, after years of positive results.

In 2013, Tysabri was discontinued as my treatment. There were some new drugs with great promise. The first I tried had some very disturbing and painful side effects. When that new drug was discontinued, my physician recommended that I begin taking a new pill, Drug X. The paperwork was submitted in the second week in November.

A consultation with the private drug coverage website told me I was covered for the cost of the drug minus my co-pay. I contacted my drug insurance companies eight hundred number to verify and I was told that my coverage had changed because of Obamacare. My private insurance, a benefit gained as compensation during my working years, would now only cover this drug so minimally as to be useless. In order to be treated, I must come up with approximately 50 grand a year, cash, out of pocket.

It might as well be a million.

I revisited the drug benefit website. It still told me that I was indeed covered as it had said before my insurance got involved, for the cost of the drug minus my co-pay! There may also be a deductible of about 3 grand. I called both the drug insurance and the drug company and told them that I had determined that I was covered and sent them screen shots of the on-line determination of benefits.

At the time of this writing, I have since received my first dose with observation of Drug X and suffered no detectable side effects. I am feeling much better. I’m still not sure how much this first dose will cost though and thus I do not have a full prescription filled. I’m waiting for the bill to see who is actually correct. The charge could be one hundred dollars or thousands. I still don’t know. If it is thousands, I will simply not purchase it. I will remain untreated and I will be left to the consequences of the disease. I will not bankrupt my family for the “greater good” that Obamacare alleges. I am sadly quite confident that others will be forced to make the same choice.

In a few days, it will have been longer than 3 months since the script was originally written by the doctor.

The take away from all of this is not that “poor me” has or doesn’t have access to medication. The fact is that the Obamacare formulary covers NO drugs for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Consequently, people will be denied coverage, not on the basis of their condition, but based on the price of the only existing treatments. Inclusion in the Obamacare formulary is based on per patient per drug per annum. Multiple Sclerosis? Sorry. Lupus? Any life long disease with only non-generic treatments? Sorry, no help for you.

People with MS and other neurological diseases will likely stay alive in spite of the denial of treatment, but they and their families will be burdened with their horrific quality of life. So as untreated patients can anticipate a future that includes visions of them some day lying in their own waste, they can be assured that their colonoscopy will be free.

The Disabled are Targeted by Obamacare For Denial of Care and Cost Savings

While the negative issues with Obamacare abound, one chronic disease treatment issue reveals the underlying purpose for the existence of Obamacare. It is not universal access to care. It is about the routine, codified inhumane cruelty of denying treatment for the global purpose of skimming money from the sick and the elderly. Jim Angle of Fox news gets close but no cigar. Kudos to Mr. Angle and Fox for reporting this story.

From Fox’s Report: “One of the problems is that drugs for some diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis do not have generic versions so without cheaper alternatives and no help from ObamaCare, patients could face huge personal out-of-pocket bills, forcing some to skimp on their medications”.

There will be no out of pocket to face if the cost is so unreachable as to in all practicality deny Obamacare treatment. It comes to MS there is no “skimping on your meds” You are being treated or you are not. There is no inexpensive one-size-fits all treatment. As Mr. Angle reports, there are no generic drugs for MS. Most advances in the treatment of MS have been made in the last 15 years or so. Thus the ONLY real treatments are only a few years on the market or even months. These meds require a regular and consistent administration of the drug. There is no “skimping” in Multiple Sclerosis. A person is being treated with the right drug, at the right dose or they are not. A person will either live happily with treatment or they will live languishing in pain and isolation.

Mr. Angle ‘s report supports this: “this may drive patients to not buy their medicines, which we know is dangerous. We know MS can be a bad disease when you’re not treating it. When you’re treating it, for most people they handle it pretty well, but we know when you don’t treat (it), it’s the kind of disease where people end up in wheel chairs potentially.”

Multiple Sclerosis slowly takes away a person’s abilities to think, to move, to care for themselves. There is often considerable pain involved. Yet a person does not die from the disease, but from its secondary effects. As helpless as we can become, we live almost as long as a healthy person does with whatever pain and disabilities we have.

This is exactly why the MS drugs have been excluded from the Obamacare formulary. The formularies of many other drug plans have been altered to reflect the cost savings ideology of Obamacare, including the formulary of Medicare D. MS treatment is expensive and it lasts a lifetime. This was not an unconscious move on the part of the authors of the ACAs. It is a targeted move. To the socialist central planner types, it is a gold mine of expenditure denial

Thus denial of treatment of Multiple Sclerosis patients is codified into the Obamacare nightmare.

Since my diagnosis in 2002, many new treatments have been developed with the power to slow the advance of the disease and often improve the quality of life. A new drug called Tysabri gave me new life. Although I was still affected by the disease, it lifted what is known as brain fog, improved my endurance, and lessened the crushing fatigue. I went from frequent use of a walker, to the use of a cane. It was nothing short of miraculous.

I developed antibodies in 2013 that made treatment with Tysabri no longer advisable, even after years of positive results. My physician recommended that I begin taking a new pill, I will call Drug X. Paperwork was submitted the second week in November to the manufacturer who had a program to facilitate start-up treatment.

I was told by my private insurance companies navigator that my coverage by my private insurance had changed because of Obamacare. My private insurance, a benefit gained as compensation during my working years, would cover this drug but so minimally as to be useless. You can’t buy half or a quarter of a pill. In order to be treated, I must come up with approximately 50 grand a year, cash, out of pocket.

It might as well be a million.

My desperate personal trip to the private drug plan web site without “navigator” assistance revealed that I was covered for the cost of the drug minus my co-pay. There may also be a deductible of about 3 grand. I called the navigators for both the drug insurance and the drug’s manufacturer and told them that I had determined that I was indeed covered and sent them screen shots of the on-line determination of benefits.

At this writing, I have since received my first dose with observation (as required by FDA) of Drug X and suffered no detectable side effects. I am feeling much better. However because of the pattern of inaccuracy established by multiple navigators, I cannot be sure of this untåil it is time to check out the drug shipment with the Specialty Pharmacy.

The charge could be one hundred dollars or thousands. I still don’t know with any certainty. If it is thousands, I will simply not be able to be treated. I will remain untreated and be left to the consequences of the disease. I will not bankrupt my family for the “greater good” that Obamacare alleges. I am sadly confident that others will be forced toå make the same choice.

The take away from this narrative is not that poor me doesn’t have access to treatment. The brutal fact is that Obamacare offers NO drugs for the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. Consequently, all people with MS will by default be denied treatment. Inclusion in the Obamacare formulary is based on per patient per drug, per year cost times projected number of years. Multiple Sclerosis? Sorry. Lupus? Any life long disease with only non-generic treatments? Sorry, no help for you. What other treatments does Obamacare deny?

People with MS and other neurological diseases will likely stay alive in spite of the denial of treatment, but they and their families will be burdened with their horrific quality of life. So as untreated patients can anticipate a future that includes visions of some day lying in their own waste, they can be assured that their colonoscopy will be free.

A Liberation Manifesto

The chat below represents a spontaneous chat this morning on Facebook. I called it a manifesto, because it seems only right wingers have them (sarcasm noted). The names have been altered for the sake of their privacy;

Pat Carfagno: Its not something I like to make the focus of my life, but I have MS. I had wonderful health insurance and pharm coverage. I have all but lost my pharm coverage with the advent of Obamacare and its affect on private insurance. It is so restrictive as to be useless for someone with chronic illness. A broad look at the changes shows the deliberate isolation of specialty drugs from folks like me. Where the insurance that I worked for, was once a successful attempt at personal responsibility, I am now to be responsible for 50 Grand a year out of pocket. It might as well be a million.

I assure you all that I am not alone in this. As the year progresses, more and more people will discover that they have been targeted for costs savings by insurance companies with the permission and blessing of Obamacare. The chronically ill will find out first. It is only as boomers are diagnosed with illness will they find out that they have been similarly targeted.

There is a “free drug” program for me to apply for. Then, at the end of your life, (or before) the government comes to liquidate your assets for your “privilege” of getting “free” drug. I will not bankrupt my family for the ‘common good’.

Note that this confiscation is what politicians mean when they use the phrase “means testing”.

Yippee.

Still waiting for paperwork (application). But its already been months. It seems as if you can have free drug on the taxpayers dime. The drug company will “give” you drug, but the taxpayer fully reimburses the drug company for the full 50 grand. I will not be part of such an evil thing by participating even though this decision may have a profound effect on my quality of life.

(responses)
Sam: Government at it best! Just like Social security, medicare etc.\

Anna: A woman that has a hysterectomy had to carry it…just in case. A women over the age of 65 has to carry it…CHILDREN may have to carry it as well…just in case. Idiocy. Real. True. Idiocy.

Beth: The libs have turned America into a communal village, next we’ll be sharing bathrooms. I just abhor what the socialist/Marxist are doing to this Nation.

Pat Carfagno;

I thank God that he is in charge of the plan of my life and not any man.

I am posting this chat because I think the posts linked together make an especially coherent explanation of the situation Americans will find themselves in sooner, rather than later, which I have thus far been unable to express. Note that the taxpayer will now pay the drug company for their products rather than the private drug insurance program in which I have been enrolled.

Note further that elite leftist pattern of having our children pay for their elders freebies remains in overdrive in this and all government ponzi schemes.

God Save Us.

Get Off My Lawn

The characters played by Clint Eastwood have been a bit of a role model for me. Characters like Eastwood’s Harry Callahan, Josey Wales and Will Munny are inspirations in the silent action hero genre.

But as the great Dirty Harry said, “A man’s got to know his limitations”. Sometimes it takes us all a bit too long to know our own.

Since before September 11 patriots have been of one mind to restore their nation to its sanity. Since then we’ve gotten battered with the Dubai ports deal, Medicare D, the so called stimulus package, bank bailouts, cash for clunkers (not to be confused with the GM bailout), Obamacare, civil trials for terrorists, the gun walking scandal, Benghazi and a seemingly endless parade of assaults on the common sense and domestic tranquility of our nation.

A strategic withdrawal from battle is sometimes called for. Now is as bad a time as any for my enemy Multiple Sclerosis to call me to its’ attention.

Patriot producer Tim Sumner and SHREW Anna Bee will keep our good work going at Freedom Radio Network until my return.

Standing your ground while I’m off reconnoitering is a given. I’ll be around. I pray and know you will all stay alert; Mr. Obama never gets tired of finding new ways to screw his own people.

To quote Eastwood’s great Sergeant Highway from HeartBreak Ridge

“You can make it; Don’t give the prick the satisfaction.” ,

President Cookie Dough

When my younger son was four, he was gorgeous. Of course he had his own beautiful ideas as well. Many of these ideas were outstanding, like his first book, “Super Apple” or his own personally coined curse words, “shaggy cookie dough”.

Still as wonderful as he was, he was still a four year old with all its magic and with all its standard benchmarks. For an entire year, he was sure that his Mom knew how to build a real car, but that I was simply cruelly refusing to cooperate and build him one. He insisted in the midst of an Oscar winning performance of tragic betrayal that my lack of cooperation was simply more than he could bear.

And so it is with King Barackus Obamas I. He wants what he wants when he wants it and there is no telling him otherwise. He seems incapable of accepting the reality that he may be the president, but that he is dependent on the cooperation of others to get things done.

Luckily our son grew up. Not so Mr. Obama. His maturation seems to have abruptly halted somewhere in adolescence. Whatever the psychological profile, the man and the presidency are in great need of an adult sense of discipline that has alluded his grasp thus far. We should not expect him to acquire it in the next three years.

God save us.

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