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NCLB? Naw... Let's call it PCLB*
Author: Raine    Date: 10/04/2007 12:45:48

(*Poor Children left behind)

So, As you may be aware, the president vetoed the SCHIP program. Here is a little bit of what he said regarding this:
"I believe in private medicine," Bush told an audience in Lancaster, Penn., on Wednesday morning. "I believe in helping poor people, which was the intent of SCHIP, now being expanded beyond its initial intent. I also believe that the federal government should make it easier for people to afford private insurance. I don't want the federal government making decisions for doctors and customers."
This man has lost touch with America and even worse, he lost touch with what it means to be compassionate. I have oft wondered about it, but yesterday... he threw American children under the bus. I have a niece and a nephew who will be impacted by this directly.

And please remember those words... he believes in "private medicine". Please remember that. That means that Bush believes in ALL health care being privatized... ALL. That includes Medicare, Medicaid, and all of the Veteran medical care.

He also believes in helping poor people... but only to a certain point I suppose... He decided to not help them today. That is for sure. In his veto, Bush decided who is poor enough to get health care... and now we learn that millions of children are just not poor enough to get SCHIP... one of the most successful government programs... No really, it was.

Interesting that the children should suffer the parents' mistake of not being poor enough these days. The children must suffer. Someone has to. And who more perfect than the children who cannot speak out for themselves? Bush recently asked for nearly 200 billion more to fund this war but he vetoed this bill becuase it was *too much money*. Think about it. The poor little kids in your hometown won't know the difference. Those kids won't be marching in protest. Nope, they can't... they have to go to school this morning. They have to train for thier standardized tests.

And their parents will do whatever they have to do to get by, to make sure they have the healthiest kids they can. That is what parents do. Bush decided they should work harder to do that today. Yes he did. He told people to get over it and work harder to insure your kids.

Bush vetoed this bill... Why? He needs all the money for war. (he needed to throw more money into the debt hole... sad, because this bill did not add to our national debt.)

Iraq is more important to Bush than American children. Iraq is more important to Bush that America. Do not let ANYONE tell you otherwise. He sold every child out today in favor for his war. According to Dubya, war is more important than poor children in America... you know why? Their parents didn't work hard enough... Got it? The should have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps and worked harder ...

This man would rather kill people than save children's lives. In killing people, he can continue to fund companies like Blackwater, KBR, and the like... his friends can make a lot of money off of 'no bid' contracts. Oh yes... the TRUE fleecing of America...

After all, making sure our children are healthy ... well that just isn't cost effective... remember... he likes *private medicine*, just like he likes a private army. Our children are just collateral damage. And well... so are the Iraqi's. It is all collateral damage.

See you inside. You don't have to be a child, you don't have to be poor, you just have to be...

:peace:

Raine

62 comments (Latest Comment: 10/05/2007 03:58:16 by Raine)
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Comment by TriSec on 10/04/2007 13:18:00
Hey, is this thing on?

Comment by starling310 on 10/04/2007 13:25:03
Did you guys hear the clip of GeeDubya's speech when he said "83,000 dollars! Doesn't sound poor to me."



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My parents probably pulled in about that much COMBINED and there were 2 kids, me and my brother, and let me tell you, it was paycheck to paycheck. No, we weren't POOR, but we certainly could've used a break.



God, he's an ASS!



I was next to a woman at a red light last. She had a sticker on her car; BUSH'S LEGACY: No child left a dime.

Comment by TriSec on 10/04/2007 13:29:56
I'm at the point where I am seriously entertaining emigrating.



Or at least leaving this Commonwealth for somewhere with a lower cost of living...





Comment by starling310 on 10/04/2007 13:34:57
Quote by TriSec:

I'm at the point where I am seriously entertaining emigrating.



Or at least leaving this Commonwealth for somewhere with a lower cost of living...







I was at a wedding about a month ago. There were guests there from Sweden, friends of the bride. So, of course I started chatting them up about Sweden; the economic situation, government, social acceptance, etc, etc.

My girlfriend and I talked about moving to Stockholm for the next 2 weeks.

Economically, everyone there is pretty much equal. 1 of "The Swedes" told us "YOu have to WORK HARD to be homeless or unemployed in sweden."

Men get 3 months "New Baby" time. Women get a year. And, when they return, their jobs are waiting for them. They pay about $5 at the Emergency Room. That's it. $5. Everything else is covered. Socially, it is EXTREMELY progressive. Everyone is welcome.

The one drawback. It's EFFING COLD!



Comment by TriSec on 10/04/2007 13:45:11
Mrs. TriSec has a family friend in Costa Rica that sponsored her parents when they fled Cuba long ago.



I'm wondering if we could make use of that pipeline again.



Regarding Sweden, I don't mind the cold. Costa Rica would solve that issue, but then there's hurricanes to worry about.



And the language barrier, but I imagine that would only be a short-term handicap.





Comment by wickedpam on 10/04/2007 14:10:32
Morning! :hug:

Comment by BobR on 10/04/2007 14:16:07
morning, folks... :coffee:

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 14:20:40
Good morning. If another Republican like Ghouilani were to get "elected", would there be a large exodus of American leftists? I read the story about one American family trying to get asylum in Finland citing the political climate in this country. I know between 2004 and 2006 I had my thoughts of leaving and if the rethugs control everything again after '08 I may have to do it for real.

Comment by wickedpam on 10/04/2007 14:21:11
Quote by TriSec:

I'm at the point where I am seriously entertaining emigrating.



Or at least leaving this Commonwealth for somewhere with a lower cost of living...







I evny people that can do that. I don't think I could make it on my own in a foreign country. I'd miss my family too much and I know they would never visit because they aren't the exploring new cultures types.



Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 14:47:09
Maybe the Boner and Blunt can go out on a tour and say why we don't need to provide healthcare to poor children. Come on, I dare you.

Comment by BobR on 10/04/2007 15:07:47
Like Raine said above in her blog post - Bush has billions for war, but can't spare a few million for children's health?



I hope the Republicans finally stand up to him and help the Dems override the veto.

Comment by TriSec on 10/04/2007 15:08:57
I swear it's time to secede. I have a name, but I need a speechwriter and a fundraising arm....



"Secession Army of the NorthEast" acronym SANE.



As in, this country has gone nuts.





Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 15:15:21
Quote by TriSec:

I swear it's time to secede. I have a name, but I need a speechwriter and a fundraising arm....



"Secession Army of the NorthEast" acronym SANE.



As in, this country has gone nuts.





I wouldn't mind New England and Lower New York forming its own country where the right-wing nutjobs aren't running things.

Comment by BobR on 10/04/2007 15:39:28
Sulu in space... very cool!

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 15:51:01
Good Morning! Serious computer issues this morning! Seems liek it is all good now.

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 15:54:39
Hi Raine. Missed you. But computer stuff happens. I remember that when a Windows update crashed my desktop for a couple of days.

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 15:57:32
If Republicans want someone the least Bushie, wouldn't that help Ron Paul's campaign?

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 16:05:34
Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 16:16:34
Wow, Rita got served huh? She is a lot of things, but I must say that she is very good at what she does... me thinks the lady (howard K Stern) in this case, doeth protest too much...

Comment by BobR on 10/04/2007 16:24:54
Quote by livingonli:

Rita Cosby gets served.




WARNING: Some of the ads on the web page may not be "work-safe"

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 16:38:04
OMG! This caller on Thomm HArtmann!!!! This kind of person scares me!!!

Comment by starling310 on 10/04/2007 16:42:49
Quote by Raine:

OMG! This caller on Thomm HArtmann!!!!



This kind of person scares me!!!




Take my DNA. Tap my phone. Put microchips in my arm. I'm not doing anything wrong. What do I have to be afraid of?"



Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 17:22:51
Quote by starling310:
Quote by Raine: OMG! This caller on Thomm HArtmann!!!! This kind of person scares me!!!
Take my DNA. Tap my phone. Put microchips in my arm. I'm not doing anything wrong. What do I have to be afraid of?"
Ah the comfort of false security.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 17:30:11
Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 17:40:20


When does our next depression start?

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 17:47:26
Quote by livingonli: When does our next depression start?
What? you didn't get the memo? This is crazy stuff. Nutz. The rest of that article is specualting what will happen... So, fasten your seat belts, it is gonna be a bumpy ride....

Comment by TriSec on 10/04/2007 17:57:09
The writing was on the wall when the Loonie reached parity.



Of course, the Euro passed us long ago and is starting to become the preferred currency for international trade.



When we need a bucket of 20s to buy a pack of gum, that's when the fun will start.



(see: Germany, circa 1920s)



Comment by MMB on 10/04/2007 17:57:34
Great info you said it all in a nutshell! I heard about some people trying to figure out just what the poverty level should be. I don't think it should be very hard to figure it out.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 17:59:03
Breaking news: Minnesota judge rejects bid by Sen. Craig to withdraw guilty plea Still waiting for a link. Cnn and MSNBC are reporting it.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 18:00:32
Quote by MMB: Great info you said it all in a nutshell! I heard about some people trying to figure out just what the poverty level should be. I don't think it should be very hard to figure it out.
Hello MMB! welcome!

Comment by TriSec on 10/04/2007 18:00:37
I'm guessing it's time to start paying attention to those ads hawking Mexican and Civil war Silver coins?



Or Gold, for that matter?



Maybe I better start buying big bags of rice and dried beans from Costco....





Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 18:07:23
Comment by MMB on 10/04/2007 18:15:35
Thanks for the welcome Raine!! I met you when MB took your pic at DW with Donald. I am very glad to be here I wasn't to welcome on the other blog. Have a great day!!!

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 18:19:56
Quote by MMB: Thanks for the welcome Raine!! I met you when MB took your pic at DW with Donald. I am very glad to be here I wasn't to welcome on the other blog. Have a great day!!!
AHA!!!

Comment by TriSec on 10/04/2007 18:22:50
Something to ponder:





WWII

09/01/39-5/8/1945 2076 days

12/07/41-8/14/1945 1346 days

09/01/39-8/14/1945 2174 days



Warron Terra

09/11/01-10/04/07 2214 days



Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 18:24:06
$25,000 Bathrooms stalls at the Minneapolis Airport? Whoa.

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 18:44:46
Quote by Raine:

$25,000 Bathrooms stalls at the Minneapolis Airport?



Whoa.


That's pocket change. But, just think of the privacy you will have their now until they install the cameras above the stalls.

Comment by BobR on 10/04/2007 19:03:08
Quote by Raine:

$25,000 Bathrooms stalls at the Minneapolis Airport?



Whoa.




You know how those queens love their luxury...



I know, I know...

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 19:08:15
:rofl: Randi is playing the Rush Limabugh song... OH dear... that one cracks me right the hell up everytime.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 19:36:07
Ahh... Jack Kingston... more of that pride of goergia...

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 19:59:31
Whereas Mr. LimbaughÕs commitment to American troops serving both here and abroad remains as strong as ever: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of RepresentativesÐ (1) recognizes Rush Hudson Limbaugh III for his support of the Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation and for providing free subscriptions for active-duty servicemembers; (2) recognizes Mr LimbaughÕs desire to see American troops achieve a successful outcome in Iraq, Afghanistan and wherever soldiers are stationed; and (3) commends Mr. LimbaughÕs tireless public support for American troops and their families through radio broadcasts, fundraising and other public support.
Just a portion of Jack Kingston's resolution.... Am I the only one ... is it me? Should I just go bash my head against the wall?

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 20:53:23
Quote by Raine:

Whereas Mr. LimbaughÕs commitment to American troops serving both here and abroad remains as strong as ever: Now, therefore, be it Resolved, That the House of RepresentativesÐ



(1) recognizes Rush Hudson Limbaugh III for his support of the Marine Corp Law Enforcement Foundation and for providing free subscriptions for active-duty servicemembers;



(2) recognizes Mr LimbaughÕs desire to see American troops achieve a successful outcome in Iraq, Afghanistan and wherever soldiers are stationed; and



(3) commends Mr. LimbaughÕs tireless public support for American troops and their families through radio broadcasts, fundraising and other public support.




Just a portion of Jack Kingston's resolution....



Am I the only one ... is it me? Should I just go bash my head against the wall?





It makes me feel like it. But I would just like to be able to flush Rush.

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 21:06:25
It reached 81 degrees here today. 13 degrees abouve normal. And tonight is the start of Hockey Season.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 21:09:37
Larry Craig not resigning. Let me be clear....
I am not resigning. I never have been resigning. I love my job


Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 21:11:13
Quote by livingonli: It reached 81 degrees here today. 13 degrees abouve normal. And tonight is the start of Hockey Season.
How are the ranger's looking this year?

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 21:17:42
Quote by Raine:

Quote by livingonli:

It reached 81 degrees here today. 13 degrees abouve normal. And tonight is the start of Hockey Season.




How are the ranger's looking this year?







At least better than the Knicks.. I am working the Devils game tonight. The Rangers took a big beating from the Flyers in pre-season but otherwise they did fairly well. One thing is there may be a lot of fights this season.

Comment by livingonli on 10/04/2007 21:19:05
Right now, MSG is re-running the game from '94 when the Rangers last won the Cup.

Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 21:50:43
Comment by Raine on 10/04/2007 22:10:07
Quote by livingonli: Right now, MSG is re-running the game from '94 when the Rangers last won the Cup.
I remember that night... You could here all of Long Island cheering collectivly. Good Times, I must say.