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.

Who Knew

Its been a rough several years for many Americans. But gratefully through our trials we learn. Indeed, we have learned.

So many patriots took enormous amounts of time away from their families and their professions to work to save their country. We gave our time, our blood and our treasure. We’ve worked within the system and without, often supporting candidates who turned out to be less than stellar while we were the ones often being portrayed as lawless. We are now older, grayer, slower and poorer, for the experience.

And through it all while we furiously worked, planned, cried and prayed; the Lord was in charge. We planned, plotted and marched while He watched and smiled. While the powers that be worried about the power of the Tea Party, they forgot to worry about the power of God.

So while we were all doing our thing, the Lord took the powerful and used their vanity to destroy their plans. He did it on the evening news. He did it on the radio. He did it on the internet. He did it in the public square. He continues the process with a daily avalanche of revelations that continuously demonstrate man’s pathetic limitations. God it seems has a sense of humor.

Who knew that something as simple as pride would be the undoing of our want-to-be slave masters? Who knew that no Tea Party, no wunderkind, no army of conservatives would finally be the undoing of man’s latest plan to enslave man, the ineptly named Affordable Care Act?

Who knew?

He did.

The Crimes of Benghazi

Former Navy Seals Ty Woods and Glen Doherty died defending the U.S. annex in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Also killed that day were Sean Smith and Ambassador Chris Stevens. (An audio executive summary of the Benghazi Massacre with author, columnist and authority on national security, Diana West as interviewed by Tim Sumner of Freedom Radio can be found here: )

It is estimated that 30 people survived. They survived only because of the heroism of four Americans who saw what was right and did it. The political repercussions of the Benghaz terrorist attack there so worried the Obama administration including Hillary Clintons Department of State, that they kept the survivors hidden for months, forbidding them to speak to the public or the press.

Why hide them if there is nothing to hide?

Why denigrate the heroic act of the four Americans with the lie about an unrelated and irrelevant video?

Sadly, our leadership on both sides of the aisle appears to be lacking in concern for making the negligent miscreants in the Obama Administration admit their guilt and accept responsibility for their crimes. Thus the crime was committed for politics and so might be the resolution. The hesitation to form a select committee with the subpoena power necessary to get to the facts speaks volumes. From the Washington Times:

“House Speaker John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, has resisted — largely, analysts say, because the long-term political risks of a high-profile probe could outweigh any short-term benefit.

‘This issue is not a sure-fire winner politically for the Republicans unless there is some bombshell that can be surfaced through a hearing in a select committee that has not already been surfaced by the multiple hearings that have been held so far,’ said Christopher A. Preble, who has monitored the Benghazi scandal from his office at the libertarian-leaning Cato Institute.

“If you spend a lot of time and there’s no additional information that comes out through the process, then you have the appearance of having, at a minimum, wasted a lot of time on a fairly insignificant matter,” Mr. Preble said.

Wasting a lot of time, he said, means that the Republican focus on Benghazi “just might reflect poorly on the party” as the November 2014 congressional elections approach.”

“Reflect poorly on the party…?”

Failure to launch a select committee with subpoena power will do more than reflect poorly on the party. It will perpetuate the fraud and the fascism that the Obama gang is hoisting on us all. Darrell Issa and fellow Congressman Jason Chaffetz need to generously set aside their leadership roles of their specific hearings that they have championed and sign on to the petition already signed by 150 House members to allow for the select committee to move ahead without delay for sake of the nation.

Its not a mystery. The Benghazi terrorist attack is about the unnecessary deaths of four Americans and the wounding of many more. It is about dereliction of duty for which four innocent heroes paid the ultimate price. Obama, Clinton and their gang found this result to be so acceptable, that they spent more energy insuring the deaths of the four men than it would have taken to give the order to save them. Propaganda to the contrary was served to the nation by Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey, but they were lying.

Andy McCarty said it best on May 18 in National Review Online:

“Benghazi is about derelictions of duty by President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton before and during the massacre of our ambassador and three other American officials, as well as Obama and Clinton’s fraud on the public afterward”.

Failure of the House leadership to launch a select committee would amount to a tacit approval of the actions of the Obama administration and more importantly their inactions.

Mark Levin supports LT Michael Behenna

Freedom Radio and THE SHREW are huge Mark Levin fans. We are proud to call ourselves one of his infamous “back benchers” and we do a hell of a job. Although we have been all over the case of wrongly incarcerated Lt. Michael Behenna for some time, there is NOTHING like the sway of THE GREAT ONE!

Mark briefly summarizes this disgraceful injustice and presents for the defense.

Listen to this short but perfect Mark Levin clip below:

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The Oppression of Our Military Heroes by Our Tyrant-in-Chief

Oppression: noun, prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control: the state of being subject to such treatment or control

Just days ago, Gateway Pundit published a story which infuriated this SHREW. Being away from the studio, I passed the info along to my colleagues at Freedom Radio and THE SHREW Tim Sumner and Anna Bee. The following is an excerpt from that article:

“A determination of incompetency will prohibit you (veteran) from purchasing, possessing, receiving or transporting a firearm or ammunition. If you knowingly violate any of these prohibitions you may be fined, imprisoned, or both pursuant to the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, Pub.L. No. 103-159, as implemented at 18 United States Code 924 (a)(2)”

Tim Sumner, co-founder of 911 Families for a Safe and Strong America did a little digging. The following audio is an excerpt from a discussion on our very own THE SHREW:

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Just how widespread is THIS atrocity?

Note: Atrocity: noun, an extremely wicked or cruel act.

The Return to Serfdom

Having not read Frederick Hayek since 1970 or so, it was a thrill to receive an abridged edition of “The Road to Serfdom” from the Heritage Foundation.

“The Road to Serfdom” deserves the undivided attention of the reader. In a moment of indulgence time was set aside to dedicate myself to the effort, just before nap time of course. Being an undisciplined sort, rather than starting at the beginning, I allow fate to show me what it wants me most to see.

The booklet opens itself to the following:

“Individualism, in contrast to socialism and all other forms of totalitarianism, is based on the respect of Christianity for the individual and the belief that is desirable that men should be free to develop their own individual gifts and bents. This philosophy, first fully developed during the Renaissance, grew and spread to what we now know as Western Civilization. The general development of social development was one of freeing the individual from the ties which bound him in feudal society.”

In recent years we have witnessed a brazen attempt by the powers of socialism to infect and weaken the Bill of Rights and thus our individual God given freedoms. The ties that increasingly bind man in slavery to a feudal society are often tightened around his neck with his permission, a permission that once given is near impossible to rescind. The call for abandoning your freedom’s for “the greater good” is in actuality a call to abandon liberty for a new nationalism, in this case socialism, the precursor to fascism and replacement for faith.

As Hayek further states:

“They do not realize that democratic socialism, the great utopia of recent generations is not only unachievable — but produces something utterly different — the destruction of freedom itself.”

If you loosen the chains of your pet they may run off but he will also be free to protect you and care for you. Risk is necessary in order to truly live. God blessed us with the opportunity to make our living worthy of his creation.

God created man, not government. Life without bureaucrats may be considered by the haughty to be tarnished, but at least the lives will be our own.

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