Friday, November 20, 2009

We only need one Democrat.

The first vote on Senate Health Care bill, as it stands now, is schedule for a vote at 8pm Saturday night. This vote is to cloture which is a procedure the Senate uses to put a time limit on debate. In order to end debate and vote on the actural, the Senate is required to get 60 votes. Any votes after that, would only require a simple majority and Health Care Reform in the Senate will pass.

But according to Senator DeMint(R-SC), .... a vote by Democrats to proceed to a debate is a vote on the substance of the bill. Once the Democrats get the first 60 votes, they only need a majority to pass the bill itself. They will then allow vulnerable members of their caucus to vote against the final bill. It is a John Kerry "I voted for the bill before I voted against it" line of BS

So, Virginia, with the landslide elections of the Republican ticket less than a month ago our Senators are vulnerable. Let's continue the pressure, we must call Senator Webb and Senator Warner TODAY!!! Urge them to vote "NO" on Cloture and that you are not fooled by them allowing cloture and then voting no on the Health Care bill. We only need one democrat to stand with us and we will filibuster the Health Care bill.

Senator Warner:
DC Office: 202-224-2023
Or Email HERE

Senator Webb:
DC Office 202-224-4024
Or Email HERE

Monday, November 16, 2009

H1N1: The Business

When I first started looking into the government roll and the vaccine shortage, I was thinking that it was mostly a government created “hype” along with some pushing by vaccine manufactures. Add in the mix the media and the "proganda" machine up and running. However, when I started looking into pharmaceutical companies who were lobbying congress this is what I found that both government and pharmaceutical industry are working the system equally.

Novartis, a company that manufactures vaccines and blood diagnostic test, has spent 4.5 million dollars lobbying congress this year alone. Novartis is one of the major distributors of the H1N1 vaccine world wide. The Boston Globe reported on Oct 22, 2009 that "...a handful of drug makers, including the Novartis AG vaccine division in Cambridge, the global effort to combat the swine flu is turning out to be good business, bringing them a $7 billion windfall. The race to produce the H1N1 vaccine, at the urging of the World Health Organization and governments here and abroad, has strained supply chains and forced manufacturers to untangle production snags."

(Side note: The WHO is an organization created by the U.N. and has their own agenda to detailed to go into in this post.)

And this is from www.medicalcountermeasures.gov

Since 2004, HHS has contracted with manufacturers that currently hold U.S. licenses for flu vaccine as part of the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza. In May 2009, HHS issued new orders on these contracts to produce a bulk supply of vaccine antigen and adjuvant and to produce pilot (also called investigational) lots of a 2009 H1N1 vaccine


The other pharmaceutical companies that are in the H1N1 vaccine race are GlaxoSmithKlein, CSL Biotherapies (they are in a partnership with Merck & Co),Sanofi Pasteur, and MedImmune (who make the flu mist.) It is safe to say that the pharmacuetacil companies have a special interest. The federal government is creating the demand thru declaring this an "emergency" and also, regulating the drugs and vaccines through the FDA. This is the reason that Pharmaceutical and Health industry have, over 1600 lobbyist and have contributed $199,323,702.00(that's almost 200 million)to congress just this year. How much research could that $200 million have paid for?

Last but not least, the media is reporting nightly on the latest updates on the vaccine supplies an doing their "public service" by broadcasting clinic locations. I found it very interesting that the CEO of Thomson Reuters, Tom Glocer, is also on the Board of Merck and Co. It says so right on his company profile. Reuters was one of the first news outlets who broke the news about H1N1 virus. Is this a conflict in interest???

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sarah Palin book signing in Roanoke, VA

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Sarah Palin will be begining her book signing tour for her new book "Going Rogue: An American Life" in Michigan on November 18th and will cover 13 states prior to the Thanksgiving Holiday. This includes a stop at the Valley View Barnes and Noble in Roanoke, VA on Sunday November 22. Her book which will be released on November 17, has been on the Amazon Best Seller list since it was announced in September.

Amazon currently has the hard back book, listed for $9.00. That is $20.00 off the cover price. Click the picture to order your copy.


Rush's Review:

Friday, November 6, 2009

GOP is still the Same Ol' Party

It’s hard not to be euphoric after last Tuesdays victory with the Republican sweep of the State House in VA and NJ defeated an incumbent Democrat Governor. No doubt about it, we needed these victories. The momentum continued into Thursday, as Patriots answered the call of Rep. Michele Bachmann to come to Washington, D.C. to “look representatives in the eyes” to stop the health care bill that Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bring up for a vote this week. Considering that conservatives are not the protesting type, this was quite a feat. In fact, we would probably be hard press to find a time in history when a minority party representative put out a call to the public to assemble on the steps of the capitol and the call was answered in great numbers. So it is safe to say, the energy for the conservative movement is high right now and the Republicans are the beneficiary of this momentum.



However, before the GOP gets to comfy in their new found popularity, I would like to remind them that it is their leadership that got us in this “fix”. As I watched the events unfold on the capitol steps, I heard Minority Leader Boehner mention his 19 years in the congress and could not help but to cringe. That is 9 terms! Leader Boehner has been in the congress long enough to shoulder the blame for the mess the conservative party is in today. Rep. Cantor was lamenting how the American people are tired of the massive spending in Washington, D. C. and yes! The spending is out of control, however it started years ago and did not slow under Republican leadership.

So I would like to take a minute to remind patriots that while we have had a good week, we are still fighting. The GOP is still the same party we were angry with on Nov 2, 2009 (the day before Election Day). These are the same republicans that voted for TARP, the same republicans that voted for AIG bonus to be taxed at 90%, the same Republicans gave NY -23 a progressive candidate who was endorsed by ACORN and the same Republicans that gave us John McCain as a presidential candidate.

The rally at the capitol was a wonderful thing, don’t get me wrong, but let’s put it in perceptive, the GOP is in panic mode. They are in the minority up against a progressive movement that has been building for year. They need us, Patriots, more than we need them right now. The Health Care bill MUST be stopped; however there is still a GREAT possibility that it will pass the house, as soon as tomorrow. What will we do then? Throw another “rally” on the step of the capitol, at the request of the Republicans, no not this Patriot. I will do everything I can to get all the Representatives out of office. We must hold the Republican Party accountable, they are just as guilty.