Saturday, September 26, 2009

So Much for the 1st Amendment!

It would appear that the Constitution has been lost, forgotten or destroyed and that freedom of speech has been ended in Johnson City, Tennessee, my former home town.

It is indeed a sad situation when a business person can not sell their merchandise because of the complaints of a few individuals and the failure of Mall management to uphold the Constitution. Of course given my past experiences in that Mall it is doubtful that the management even understands or knows what is written in the Constitution.

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

It is time for Mall management to tell a customer who objects, sorry but this is the United States of America and the Constitution gives individuals the right expression and that includes our store and/or kiosk owners. No one is requiring you to purchase the merchandise just as no one force’s you to look at or purchase the merchandise of other stores (Victoria’s Secrets comes to mind given their displays) so just pass on by. I won’t be holding my breath since the almighty dollar takes place over liberty and freedom.

Those who read this blog and who live in Johnson City need to let the Mall management know that their actions have not gone unnoticed and that until the merchant is allowed to sell his product that customers have requested they will no longer be shopping there. The Holiday’s are approaching and Mall management will not be happy to hear such words.

The Mall is managed by Glimcher Realty Trust of Ohio. Here is a list (see bottom of blog post for list) of other Malls and properties that Glimcher manages. If they are located in your area, let them know that the Constitution of the United States is not dead and that the 1st Amendment is still pertinent regardless of what the current administration of this country and their blinded followers think, that you are not pleased with their actions and that you intend to take your business elsewhere.

Folks the only way we can stop foolishness such as this is to hit them in the pocket book.

No more business for "Nobama" salesman

By Brad Hicks
Press Staff Writer

Dan Fuchs said business was just starting to pick up at his kiosk in the Mall at Johnson City.

Fuchs’ business, the Graphic Edge, printed slogans and pictures on items such as coffee cups, bumper stickers and T-shirts. He said more than half of his business came from the sale of anti-Obama merchandise. Bumper stickers with slogans such as “SOS: Stop Obama’s Socialism,” “Nobama,” and “Chicago got the party, but the country got the hangover” were displayed around the small stand.

Now it appears Fuchs is out of business at the mall, but mall officials say this decision was not based upon political views.

Friday afternoon, Fuchs was handed a lease termination notice by mall officials and signed by Mall General Manager Tembra Aldridge. The letter states that the option to terminate the lease agreement is effective 11:59 p.m. today and that he must vacate the mall premises and remove his property before then.

Fuchs said he was given no reason for this termination and was shocked and upset. Thursday evening, Fuchs said mall officials met with him and told him to take down the anti-Obama items on display by closing time or face immediate eviction.

“I was upset about it, of course,” he said Friday prior to receiving the notice. “That’s my livelihood.”

Fuchs had been in business at the mall for around two months and hadn’t initially set out to create anti-Obama items. One day, he said a customer asked for an anti-Obama shirt to be printed. A few days later, he said another customer asked for another similar item.

The some of these items were put on display and most were completed upon customer request, Fuchs said. He said that around 60 percent of items being sold out of the kiosk was anti-Obama merchandise.

By Friday morning, Fuchs said these items had been take down.

Marsha Hammond, the mall’s marketing director, has a different take on that meeting. She said that Aldridge and Melinda Davis, the mall’s specialty leasing representative, suggested that Fuchs also display items in support of Obama. The mall had received several complaints from customers regarding the anti-Obama items, she said. Hammond also said that it was Fuchs’ decision to remove the items completely from display.

“That is not true,” Fuchs said. “I was given no choice. I was given, (Thursday) night at about 4:30, the option of taking it down or get out, receive an eviction at closing time.”

Fuchs said that while he never anticipated any, he was aware of customer complaints prior to Thursday’s meeting. Hammond said, and Fuchs confirmed, that several weeks prior to Thursday’s meeting, Davis came by the kiosk to suggest Fuchs display pro-Obama items which would allow him to continue to display anti-Obama items. Friday, prior to receiving the termination notice, Fuchs said he would comply with this suggestion.

The anti-Obama merchandise sold at the kiosk is not necessary his viewpoint, Fuchs said. He again said most were completed upon customer request and were displayed as work samples.

“I support his office,” he said “I might not like him, but I support his office.”

Fuchs also said that he would have printed anti-Republican items at customer request and has refused to print some vulgar items. He said that his stand wasn’t exclusive to the display of anti-Obama items, but bumper stickers with slogans such as “Support Our Troops” and “ETSU Pride” were also on display. Still, he said the anti-Obama items typically got a good response from mall patrons passing by.

“People would look at them and laugh or whatever, and I would always ask ‘what do you think about it? Do you approve?’ or some silly little remark,” he said. “And I would say that probably 95 percent were positive, only 5 percent were not.”

While Hammond said the mall is a private property and officials do not wish to see it used as a political forum, she said the mall does not conduct its business based on political views and that the termination of Fuchs’ lease is due to a matter between him and the mall.

Before he received the lease termination, Fuchs said his lease was set to expire Dec. 31 and that he planned to be around for the holiday season.

“I certainly hope I’m here to take care of the Christmas business,” he said.

Since receiving the notice, however, Fuchs said he now intends to continue to sell anti-Obama items via the Internet.

Malls managed by Glimcher



Property Name



Scottsdale Quarter ***


City of Industry

Puente Hills Mall **



Weberstown Mall


Merritt Island

Merritt Square Mall



WestShore Plaza



Ashland Town Center



Northtown Mall



Eastland Mall ***



Jersey Gardens



Dayton Mall



Eastland Mall


Newark (Heath)

Indian Mound Mall


New Philadelphia

New Towne Mall



Polaris Fashion Place



River Valley Mall


Beavercreek (Dayton)

The Mall at Fairfield Commons



Tulsa Promenade **



Lloyd Center



Colonial Park Mall


Johnson City

The Mall at Johnson City






Grand Central Mall



Morgantown Mall

Community Centers



Property Name



Ohio River Plaza



Polaris Towne Center



Morgantown Commons

Friday, September 25, 2009

More Barnyard Bovine Excrement

Last week we took a look of the BBE currently piling up in the barnyard of the Obama White House and DC. It appears that the Barnyard Bovine Excrement continues to get deeper and deeper as is reflected by this week’s nonsense. When the BBE gets about waist high, which will be over the heads of our Leftist acquaintances maybe they will realize that BBE doesn’t float. Unfortunately most of them will take another drink of the koolaide and re-assume their position. I am certain I overlooked a lot of the piles. Feel free bring us up to date with your discoveries in the comment .

When is a tax, not a tax? When Obama says so

Obama spent much of his ABC interview denying that his health care plan breaks his campaign promise not to raise taxes on the middle class. He insisted that requiring everyone to have health insurance, or face a fine of up to $3,800 per family, is "absolutely not a tax increase." Host George Stephanopoulos pressed Obama so much on the issue that, after Obama accused him of making things up, Stephanopoulos read the definition of "tax" from Merriam-Webster's dictionary. "George, the fact that you looked up [in] Merriam's dictionary the definition of ‘tax increase' indicates to me that you're stretching a little bit right now," Obama replied.

Obama insisted that the insurance requirement is not a tax.

"For us to say that you've got to take a responsibility to get health insurance is absolutely not a tax increase," the president said. "What it's saying is...that we're not going to have other people carrying your burdens for you anymore.

"Right now everybody in America, just about, has to get auto insurance," Obama added. "Nobody considers that a tax increase.

"You just can't make up that language and decide that that's called a tax increase," he added.

But a Democratic staff description of Sen. Max Baucus' bill calls the proposed fines an "excise tax." Penalties of up to $950 for individuals and $3,800 for families would be imposed on those who don't get coverage. Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., said Monday he expects the family penalty to be slashed in half to $1,900.

The House bill uses a complex formula to calculate the penalties, calling them a "tax on individuals without acceptable health care coverage."


It wouldn't be the first asterisk added to Obama's campaign pledge on taxes. Earlier this year, he signed a tobacco tax increase to pay for children's health insurance. Even that can be read as a violation of his expansive campaign promise.

"I can make a firm pledge," he said in Dover, N.H., on Sept. 12, 2008. "Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase. Not your income tax, not your payroll tax, not your capital gains taxes, not any of your taxes."

He repeatedly promised "you will not see any of your taxes increase one single dime."

With any luck Obummer will suffer the same fate as Bush I.


Democrats have the audacity to tell us to our faces that national health care won't cover illegals. Not only that, but they tell us we must not be able to read if we think it does. ... [S]ection [246 of the bill], which liberals keep brandishing like a DNA-stained dress, states: 'Nothing in this subtitle shall allow federal payments for affordability credits on behalf of individuals who are not lawfully present in the United States.' In other words, illegal aliens are excluded from precisely one section of the thousand-page, goodie-laden health care bill: Section 246, which distributes taxpayer-funded 'affordability credits' to people who can't afford to pay for their own health care. Even this minor restriction on taxpayer largesse to illegals will immediately be overturned by the courts. But the point is: Except for vouchers, the bill does not even pretend to exclude illegals from any part of national health care -- including the taxpayer-funded health insurance plan.

Post Office Eefficient as ObamaCare?

It wasn't long ago that Barack Obama was using the United States Postal Service as a shining example for how ObamaCare's "public option" would affect the competition. The Postal Service, Obama argued, hadn't driven its competitors out of business and neither would ObamaCare. In fact, he argued, it was the Postal Service -- and not FedEx or UPS -- that was having all the problems. Fast forward a couple of months, and Congress is considering a USPS bailout as part of a stopgap spending bill scheduled to come before Congress in the next week. According to David Rogers at Politico, it "would be allowed to defer $4 billion in payments due at the end of this month to cover retirement benefits for its employees." The deferment could last until 2017. It's no wonder Obama has shifted to comparing the public option to public universities. Then again, in California, college tuition is skyrocketing this year by 32 percent due to the state's crushing budget deficits. Looks like it's back to the drawing board, Barack! (Reprinted from the Patriot Post )

Obama: ACORN? What's that?

Last week “the One said”: "Frankly, it's not really something I've followed closely," Obama said. "I didn't even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money."

We would also like to recall, but the left would like for us to forget that Obama actually worked with ACORN in the early 1990's on Project Vote Smart. He used ACORN foot soldiers in his campaigns for the state senate, recruiting them through his ties with the Maoist New Party in Chicago. And just last year, he used one of their phony front organizations to channel $800,000 to the group for GOTV operations.

Obama 'skeptical' about more troops

I will focus this strategy on five goals essential to making America safer: ending the war in Iraq responsibly; finishing the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban; securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue states; achieving true energy security; and rebuilding our alliances to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Read more at:

April 16, 2008, Obama said, "Now, I will always listen to our commanders on the ground with respect to tactics.

During the second Presidential debate on october 7th 2008, Obama said: We will kill bin Laden. We will crush al Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority.\"

On January 17th 2009, in an interview with Katie Couric (CBS) Obama changed his position on Killing Osama saying: \"My preference obviously would be to capture or kill him\" he said. \"But if we have so tightened the noose that he\'s in a cave somewhere and can\'t even communicate with his operatives then we will meet our goal of protecting America.\"

From Hillary who hates the military about as bad as Obummer: "But I can only tell you there are other assessments from very expert military analysts who have worked in counter-insurgencies that are the exact opposite," she said.

I don?t think anybody is going to push to a conclusion for the sake of a conclusion."She added: "So we have to be really clear-eyed about this. And what I’m very grateful for is that we’re not coming in with any ideological presuppositions."

Hope 'n' Change in Fiscal News

"President Obama's welfare spending will reach $888 billion in a single fiscal year -- 2010 -- more than the Bush administration spent on [the] war in Iraq from the first 'shock and awe' attack in 2003 until Bush left office in January." During the campaign, of course, Obama used the federal debt as a bludgeoning tool against his opponent. "Because of the Bush-McCain policies, our debt has ballooned," Obama warned in March 2008. "This is creating problems in our fragile economy. And that kind of debt also places an unfair burden on our children and grandchildren, who will have to repay it."

"President Obama's budget will likely produce $13 trillion in deficit spending over the next 10 years -- nearly $4 trillion more than forecast." That's about 10 times Bush's last deficit.

Obama also complained about the cost of Iraq -- "When Iraq is costing each household about $100 a month, you're paying a price for this war" -- but this doesn't compute either. As another report indicates, "Applying that same standard to means-tested welfare spending reveals that welfare will cost each household $560 per month in 2009 and $638 per month in 2010." Witness liberal "compassion."

Terrorist Sing His Praise

"I congratulate our son the president, 'Obama' ... and commend him because he is the [leader of the] host country. ... We are content and happy if Obama can stay forever as the president of the United States of America... The American presidents used to say to us, they shall terrorize us.... What our son Obama said is completely different today." --Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi, yet another Obama ally he probably wishes would hold his tongue (Hattip Patriot Post)

As do the children of this school ( kind of like Germany 1938-45) as they sing his praises:

Obama Loves the Little Children……

A video recently posted on YouTube shows a class at B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, New Jersey, learning to sing the praises of Barack Obama. The kids laud his "great accomplishments" and his "great plans" to "make this country's economy number one again." The song also quotes from the children's spiritual "Jesus Loves the Little Children" -- except Jesus' name is replaced with Obama's: "He said red, yellow, black or white/All are equal in his sight. Barack Hussein Obama." Oddly enough, children in public schools can't sing the actual song "Jesus Loves the Little Children" for fear of the ACLU. It must first be adulterated with the name of a cult leader. And liberals couldn't understand why so many parents didn't want their children subjected to the speech The One gave to schools earlier this month.

We are soon going to need a tractor to clean up the barnyard. We need to get started today, 2010 and 2012 will be too late. Make your “elected representative’s aware and tell them to start shoveling before the Barnyard Bovine Excrement covers this country.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Obama...The Fonz He Ain't

Greg Sheridan, Foreign editor for The Australian, had a hilarious piece in a recent edition comparing “the One” with Richie Cunningham and the Fonz of the early sit-com Happy Days. It was just too good to pass up and not share with others who may not read The Australian.

IT may seem rather unkind to express some serious doubts about US President Barack Obama just now.(Not really , I have been doing it for the last 18 months) He is wowing the UN with talk of nuclear disarmament. He is mesmerising the Group of 20 with talk of global recovery. He is leading a policy review that talks of winning in Afghanistan and he will not send more troops in response to the request of the US military commander in Afghanistan, Stanley McChrystal, without deeper talks.

He has stirred hearts in the Middle East with talk of peace between the Israelis and the Palestinians. And from October 1 he will be talking directly with the Iranians in pursuit of his talk of stopping Tehran from getting nuclear weapons.

It's a lot of very impressive talk. And yet, and yet...

Machiavelli said for a prince it is better to be feared than to be loved.

For much of his presidency, most of the world feared George W. Bush. For a brief, shining moment after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, America's enemies feared Bush, while almost all the rest of the world loved him.

That is the perfect situation for any US president. It can't be sustained, of course, and Bush squandered the love part of the equation much more quickly and much more comprehensively than he should have. But he never lost the fear bit.

Here's my worry about Obama. Lots of people love him and he is indeed very lovable. But I wonder if anyone at all, anywhere in the world, really fears him.

Let's move forward a bit from Machiavelli for our strategic guidance. Let's refer instead to the great classic of American strategic pedagogy, Happy Days.

Happy Days pivoted around the friendship between two very different American teenagers, Richie Cunningham and Fonzie Fonzarelli.

Richie was clean-cut, wholesome, an absolute goody-goody, and everybody loved him. Fonzie, especially in the early series, was a tough nut. Greased-back hair, always astride his outlaw motorbike, decked out in Marlon Brando T-shirt, Fonzie inspired fear and envy in men, and swoons among the gals.

Everyone was frightened of Fonzie. He could banish bad guys with a look. In one episode, Fonzie tried to teach Richie his style. Richie practised the grimaces, the flexes, the stares, but alas the bad guys were not impressed and certainly not deterred.

In the midst of a desperate scrape, Richie turned to Fonzie imploringly and asked: Why are my deadly looks, threatening flexes and strategic grimaces having no effect?

Oh yeah, Fonzie replied, I forgot to tell you. For all that to work, once in your life you have to have hit someone. You cannot imagine a deeper strategic insight.

At some point, Obama is going to have to do something seriously unpleasant to someone.

Obama's one serious foreign policy initiative during the presidential campaign was to promise that he would talk productively to America's enemies. It would be easy to mock this; all US presidents, after all, have tried to talk to America's enemies, right up to the point at which they attack the US or its allies or just become unacceptable security risks. Nonetheless, Obama's approach, fortified by his huge global popularity, was certainly worth a try.

Which enemies, by the way, did he have in mind? The following list may not be exclusive but certainly Iran, North Korea, Venezuela, Cuba, the Taliban in Afghanistan and, presumably, Syria all figured on it.

Yet the striking thing, almost a year into the Obama presidency, is how little substantial talk with these enemies has gone on and how what talk has gone on has produced absolutely nothing. Nada. Zip. Diddly-squat.

You see, I don't think any of America's enemies, or indeed any of its friends, fear Obama. I hope they are making a grave miscalculation, but I have my doubts.

The Iranians have made a kind of pantomime dance out of mocking dialogue with Obama. He wants to talk about their weapons-based uranium enrichment and their flouting of International Atomic Energy Agency rules. The mullahs of Tehran fall about laughing at this. They steal an election, bash, murder and rape their opponents into submission and deliberately miss Obama's solemn deadline of September for starting talks.

Obama set the September deadline partly so the Iranians could tremble before the assembled might of this week's UN General Assembly.

The Iranians said the talks would begin on October 1 and that is when they will begin. And the Iranians don't plan to talk about their uranium enrichment program. Instead they will talk about the injustice of supposed US domination of the UN.

Just to make sure everyone is on the same page, the Iranians took a couple of extra measures. They appointed a man wanted by Interpol for his part in blowing up a Jewish centre in Buenos Aires in the early 1990s as their Defence Minister. Then Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad repeated his sick denial of the Holocaust. If the Iranians behave at the October dialogue as they say they will, then the Americans should persist with it for about 10 minutes before moving to comprehensive sanctions against Iran as the only possible alternative to an Israeli strike on Iranian nuclear facilities, possibly before Christmas.

A genuinely tough sanctions regime on Iran would be the Fonzie moment in Obama's Richie Cunningham presidency.

So far Obama has courted popularity with America's critics by himself criticising America's past and by giving things away.

He gave the Arabs all kinds of rhetorical concessions, many of them factually wrong, in his Cairo speech in June. He gave the Russians a huge concession this month by abruptly cancelling a missile defence system that would have been based in Poland and the Czech Republic. This abrupt cancellation embarrassed and insulted the Czechs and the Poles, who incidentally may never again be as accommodating to the Americans. But they, you see, are America's friends and Obama's target audience is America's critics and enemies.

The action on the missile defence system will have any merit only if the Russians eventually join the most comprehensive sanctions regime against the Iranians.

Obama tried to give the Palestinians, and the Arabs more generally, an Israeli settlement freeze in the West Bank. But the most instructive element of this episode is that even the Israelis, with all their intimate dependence on the Americans, don't feel compelled to give Obama any serious face on this issue. They don't fear him either.

Of course, should Obama finally decide to take real action on Iran, all this soft shuffle and endless sweet talk in advance may have helped establish his bona fides.

I have been in London this week. The Daily Telegraph, a conservative but generally pro-American newspaper, carried a comment piece headlined: "President is beginning to look out of his depth".

It's too early to make that call, but I'm starting to get worried.

My remarks to the article in the comment section were as follows. See if you can think of some early sit-com characters that would aptly define “the One”.

Obama is more likened to Ralph Mouth(Malph) of the same series. Ralph was all mouth and no action. When it came time for action one could always count on Ralph to be hidden under one of the booths in the diner or trying to cling to the Fonz.

While we are recalling triva let me suggest that Lenny and Squiggy, of Laverne and Shirley show fame would fit in perfectly in "the One's" circle of advisors.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Barnyard Bovine Excrement of the Week

It seems that the barnyard bovine excrement(BBE) just kept getting deeper and deeper this week. I hope you have as much fun reading about the piles of BBE as I did putting it together. Be careful where you step cause the piles of BBE are certainly bountiful.

Obama: Missile defense decision not about Russia

WASHINGTONPresident Barack Obama sharply dismisses criticism that Russian opposition influenced his decision to scrap a European missile defense system, calling it merely a bonus if the leaders of Russia end up "a little less paranoid" about the U.S.

Obama: Health insurance mandate no tax increase

President Barack Obama says requiring people to get health insurance and fining them if they don't would not amount to a backhanded tax increase.

"I absolutely reject that notion,"

Obama favors investigation into ACORN's activities

Obama told ABC's "This Week" in an interview broadcast Sunday that what he saw on the video "was certainly inappropriate and deserves to be investigated." But the president did not say who should investigate. And he said it is not a major national issue he pays much attention to.

"Frankly, it's not really something I've followed closely," Obama said. "I didn't even know that ACORN was getting a whole lot of federal money." Can someone say, LIAR!

Obama 'skeptical' about more troops

“Until I'm satisfied that we've got the right strategy I'm not gonna be sending some young man or woman over there — beyond what we already have,” Obama said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “I'm not interested in just being in Afghanistan for the sake of being in Afghanistan or saving face or, in some way – you know, sending a message that America is here for the duration

Obama had made a focus on the war in Afghanistan a central tenet of his foreign policy when he ran for president – often holding up the decision to invade Afghanistan, home to the 9/11 plotters, as the right move compared to President George W. Bush’s decision to invade Iraq.

Democrats run from Carter on race comment

Jimmy Carter claimed that racism was behind Rep. Joe Wilson’s “You lie” outburst and other attacks on President Barack Obama. there’s “an inherent feeling among many in

this country that an African-American should not be president,” and that that feeling drives some of the anti-Obama dissent. (Jimmy Carter, former “idiot in chief”

Rep. Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), a member of the Congressional Black Caucus, predicted that if Wilson’s outburst were allowed to go unpunished, “We will have people with white hoods running through the countryside again.”

FCC to propose 'Net neutrality' rules

The proposals would uphold a pledge Barack Obama made during the presidential campaign to support Internet neutrality ( And why should anyone believe him now?)

Obama 'appointed by God'

I would remind the far right what the Apostle Paul wrote, " ... there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God." Hence, Obama is the U.S. president and leader of the Free World because he was appointed by God. (Jeremy Levitt, “associate dean for International Programs and a distinguished professor of international law at Florida A&M University College of Law in Orlando,”)

Friday, September 11, 2009

Thoughts on 9/11

I received this via e mail this morning from a good friend and great Patriot that many of you know as Mustang and asked his permission to post it to Jus'Sayin' .

Mustang is a retired USMC officer and one with great insight into today’s military and political situation.

He has indeed expressed the feelings of many of us who have served this country and many of those who while not serving in the military serve their country in other ways.

Take time to read and give thought to the words expressed here by good friend and fellow blogger, Mustang.

Eight years ago today, Muslim extremists launched an attack against the United States of America. An attack not directed at military argets, mind you … but against defenseless civilians who simply got up one morning and went to work, or who were flying to another city for business or personal reasons.

We might reflect upon the fact that these so-called 19-highjackers came to this country to learn the skills they would need in order to fly a large aircraft into a building. Our government granted visas to these men, even in spite of the fact that the names of several appeared on terrorist watch lists. We might also wonder why no one has ever held our government officials culpable for criminal negligence in setting into motion the circumstances that allowed this attack to take place.

Today, individuals from regions of the world foresworn to destroy ‘the infidel’ continue to receive visas to the United States. They come here to attend our engineering schools so that they can better learn how to destroy us. They come here wearing sheep’s clothing, for while they demand the rights of citizenship, they continue to preach hatred and teach Islamic sanctified terror in private academies and mosques from one coast of the United States to the other.

We have learned nothing from the past. Ignore the words spoken by high officials on this day; their lofty words and expressions cannot return to us our dead. In this sense, words and expressions of sympathy and regret are meaningless and pathetic. Their promises to do better in the future sound hollow. This lesson was not well-learned by the American people, for they have overwhelmingly elected avowed communists to the congress and white house —men and women who seek to undo 235 years of America’s unique refusal to allow anyone to step upon the backs of our necks.

The citizens of a nation who do not remain vigilant in their own defense, against all enemies, both foreign and domestic, deserve whatever happens to them. This is particularly true when they have elected the government of their own undoing.

Semper Fidelis

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Baby left to die for being 'too young'

I came across this disturbing article in the 09/09 Australian written by Paul Tatnell and felt it to be so very appropriate for the times. The big push will be on now that the recess is over and many who had heard from "we the people" of our disgust with such will be voting and pressured to vote Yea rather than Nay. I encourage you to send a copy of this to your representative's and ask them if this is what they will vote for. Let them know in no uncertain terms that anyone who votes for such will be voted out come next election.

The story is indeed a sad one but it tells the story of how when the government is given the right to play God how others will suffer. Would the baby have lived? We will never know because a committee wrote the rules and played God. Man has not the right to decide who will receive treatment or not thus deciding who will live or die, only God has that right. Unfortunately those currently in power feel they have the right to make the decision and usurp the role of God. I leave you with this reminder and thought:

For from within, out of men's hearts, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery. Mark 7-21

Baby born after just 21 weeks and five days

Needed to be 22 weeks old to be treated

Baby died after two hours

A DEVASTATED mother claims doctors refused to treat her premature baby because it was born two days early.

The tiny boy from the UK - born 21 weeks and five days into her pregnancy - died just two hours after being born, The Daily Mail reports. ( Great link, gives full story as reported in the Mail. )

Sarah Capewell, who has suffered five miscarriages previously, said she went into early labour and was told her newborn would be dead once delivered.

But after discovering her son, Jayden, had a strong heart beat and was moving his arms and legs, she called doctors and begged them to help.

Ms Capewell said doctors refused, saying medical guidelines state that "babies born before 22 weeks are not viable and are not to be helped".

She claims doctors at James Paget Hospital in Norfolk told her that they would have tried to save the baby if he had been born two days later, at 22 weeks.

According to the Daily Mail, she told one paediatrician, "You have got to help", only for the man to respond: "No we don't."

"When I went into labour I was told he would be born dead, disabled and his skin would most likely be peeling off, in actual fact he was perfect," she wrote on her website Justice for Jayden.

"As you can see from his pic he was born alive, he was responsive and lived without help for nearly 2 hours.

"Regardless of this doctors refused to come and see him let alone consider helping him."

A hospital official said it not to blame for setting the nation's guidelines and "like other acute hospitals, we follow national guidance".

Ms Capewell is now campaigning to make the Government change the law.

"This is down to government legislation stating that babies born before 22 weeks are not viable and are not to be helped," she said.

"Now I'm asking for your help in changing legislation so other families don't have to suffer unnecessarily."

  • I am including this one comment from the many comments that were made. It sums up the situation pretty well I believe for those who would give us socialized medicine as Europe has. Ask yourself if this is really the kind of medicine you want with folks deciding that a baby was born a day or two too early to deserve to live. Makes you sick doesn't it. If it doesn't something is wrong.

Comments on this story

independant girl Posted at 1:50am today

Unfortunately, she cannot sue the hospital because the U.K. has GOVERNMENT RUN HEALTHCARE! Here in the USA we are blessed to have private health care and if we had a baby that young here in the USA we would get the care that our baby needs and given him every chance for survival! Wake up people! This is what we would have to deal with if the government runs our healthcare! SAY NO TO OBAMA CARE!