Sorry, there was no “trigger warning” before I said something politically incorrect. 🙂
Sorry, there was no “trigger warning” before I said something politically incorrect. 🙂
Don’t become Radicalized.
Those sneaky Christians will get you anywhere be on your guard they could be anyone, even at
THE HOLIDAY PARTY!
If you see something say something! Be on the look out for Christian terrorists wanting to convert you!
Don’t be a victim of workplace violence, discrimination and intolerance…
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Office of Diversity and Inclusion has come up with a list of “best practices” in order to ensure your “inclusive” workplace holiday party is “not a Christmas party in disguise” and that it refrains from being perceived as “endorsing religion generally.”
The “Best Practices for Inclusive Holiday Celebrations in the Workplace” holiday resource guide states that the public university “does not have an official policy regarding religious and cultural décor and celebration in the workplace,” however, “we are fully committed to a diverse, welcoming, and inclusive environment.”
In order to “ensure your holiday party is not a Christmas party in disguise,” the Office of Diversity and Inclusion has come up with a list of ways for supervisors to encourage individuals to celebrate their own religions and cultures without allegedly excluding anyone or even being seen as “endorsing religion”:
- Holiday parties and celebrations should celebrate and build upon workplace relationships and team morale with no emphasis on religion or culture. Ensure your holiday party is not a Christmas party in disguise.
- Consider having a New Year’s party and include décor and food from multiple religions and cultures. Use it as an opportunity to reinvigorate individuals for the New Year’s goals and priorities.
- Supervisors and managers should not—as well as, not be perceived as—endorsing religion generally or a specific religion.
- If an individual chooses not to participate in a holiday party or celebration, do not pressure the person to participate. Participation should be voluntary.
- If a potluck-style party or celebration is planned, encourage employees to bring food items that reflect their personal religions, cultures, and celebrations. Use this as an opportunity for individuals to share what they brought and why it is meaningful to them.
- If sending holiday cards to campus and community partners, send a non-denominational card or token of your gratitude.
- Holiday parties and celebrations should not play games with religious and cultural themes. For example, “Dreidel” or “Secret Santa.” If you want to exchange gifts, then refer to it in a general way, such as a practical joke gift exchange or secret gift exchange.
- Décor selection should be general, not specific to any religion or culture. Identify specific dates when décor can be put up and when it must come down.
- Refreshment selection should be general, not specific to any religion or culture.
- Most importantly, celebrate your religious and cultural holidays in ways that are respectful and inclusive of our students, your colleagues, and our university.
Although the theme of the guide seems to be ensuring that supervisors are not accused of endorsing any particular religion or even “endorsing religion generally,” some of the suggestions—such as telling employees to bring in religious refreshments and asking for an explanation of their religious significance and including decor from “multiple religions”—are generally considered endorsing the idea of religion.
At the same time, putting up decor from “multiple religions” and asking employees to bring in religious food contradicts the idea that refreshments and food should be “general, not specific to any religion or culture.”
It is not clear whether the suggestion for decor from “multiple religious” and asking employees to bring in religious food means Christians cannot include decor and food related to Christmas or whether that goes against the “Christmas party in disguise” rule.
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville Office of Diversity and Inclusion recently hit headlines for its “gender-neutral pronoun guide.”
Stay Vigilant and Stay strong in the face of this domestic terrorism.
DIVERSITY must be maintained!
Don’t give in to the evil influences.
Don’t Become Radicalized!
Don’t give into the Hate. Don’t be a Victim.
Yes, I’m going to discriminate against non “Merry Christmas” Politically Correct types.
They deserve it. On a day like today that is meant to bring people together, rather than divide them. But hey, that’s a Leftist for ya. 🙂
Notice the not-so-Freudian slip. UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE. 🙂
For the first time, most Americans would be required to obtain health insurance, either through their employer or via new, government-regulated exchanges. Those who can’t afford insurance plans would receive federal subsidies.
Subsidies paid for by?
You guessed it.
Us. Not Them.
It’s a Baby.
Vampire that is.
That if allowed to live will suck the life out of Everyone.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid declared that: “We stand on the doorstep of history.”
Infamy more likely.
And after all, their place in “history” and it’s immortality was far more important than the will of the People.
But since the liberal control education I’m sure the Republicans will be to blame when this Frankenstein’s Monster rampages through The Village.
Republicans fought the Senate bill with every parliamentary weapon they could muster, raising a series of motions on that failed along party lines. The rhetoric grew more harsh as time ran short.
“From rationing care to infringing on the doctor-patient relationship, this government-run system will guarantee U.S. taxpayers a staggering tax burden for generations to come,” Grassley said on the Senate floor. The final bill, Grassley said, “doesn’t do any of these things that we set out to do at the beginning.”
No, Senator. It doesn’t (on the things they SAID were the goals).
A challenge to the Senate health bill’s constitutionality failed on Wednesday afternoon in a party-line vote.
Sens. John Ensign (R-Nev.) and Orrin Hatch’s (R-Utah) point of order arguing that the Senate bill is unconstitutional under the Interstate Commerce Clause and Fifth Amendment of the U.S. Constitution failed in a 39-60 vote. (The Hill)
And even the vaunted CBO has recently admitted to an error in their calculations, the one’s Democrats have been touting (Sounds a bit Copenhaegn-y don’t it?)(FOX): The Congressional Budget Office said Sunday that the Senate health care bill would not reduce long-term federal deficits as much as previously estimated, acknowledging that it made an “error” in its original analysis.
In correcting the mistake, Elmendorf noted that projections for a bill 10-to-20 years down the road can be highly unreliable.
“The imprecision of these calculations reflects the even greater degree of uncertainty that attends to them,” he wrote.
But on getting it passed so that they could force the drugs down everyone’s throat so they can addict them and make it look like it’s for their own good, they did succeed.
But as Yogi Berra would say, “It ain’t over ‘Till it’s over”.
The House and Senate versions are radically different.
But it’s now about pride of Ideology, and Party. Not actually helping people.
And the American People must rise up and pressure them before the final vote on whatever mutant form of Socialized Medicine comes out in the final product.
Make no mistake, all Democrats are Liberals. And all Liberals are Democrats.
It’s about Ideology.
It’s about Party.
It’s not about You.
It’s about Them.
Their egos. Their Pride. Their “historic moment”.
The ascendancy of the Socialist Liberal Nanny State. Where they control you from before birth to after death.
And they have complete contempt for you and the process as this example From The Hill shows:
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) elicited perhaps the strongest reaction after he originally voted no on the health care reform bill he has crafted and ushered through the Senate for months.
Reid quickly threw up his arms in the air and bowed his head to his podium, drawing a hardy round of laughs from senators in the chamber. It’s not clear if Reid’s original vote was a mistake or a joke, but Reid said that he spent Wednesday night trying to think of ways to show some bipartisanship.
Yes, folks, bi-partisanship is a joke to Democrats.
Lest, you think the Fourth Estate, the mighty “journalist” was going to press the White House for answers, and askl tough questions, think again:
A press conference that began with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs announcing that since “last week we did a sort of happy hour briefing,” he thought “today we’d do sort of a brunch briefing,” got more trivial — and insulting by the minute.
What we got from America’s intrepid practitioners of First Amendment freedoms was a discussion about “a pink polka-dot shirt and a checkered tie.”
“What color are your socks today?” Gibbs asked one member of the press corps. Then it was on to the reporter “with the snappy blue tie and hopefully darker socks,” as Gibbs described his attire.
Not long after that came a question that must have kept C-SPAN junkies on the edge of their seats: “Does the president support Senator Akaka’s native Hawaiian government reorganization act, creating a native Hawaiian government within the state of Hawaii?”
There were jokes about cell phones going off — “Is somebody ordering a pizza?” Gibbs asked — and of equipment being noisily dropped — “Careful … this room isn’t paid for!” said Gibbs. “This is just a rental!” But there were no serious questions about what is contained in Congress’ worst-ever piece of legislation, rammed through in the middle of the night on a party-line vote.
We got touchy-feely questions like, “As the president is winding down this first year in office, as he looks back over this year, is he at the point now where he can say, this is kind of what I expected?”
Oh yes, and we learned that on the president’s upcoming vacation in Hawaii, “he will probably take the girls out for shaved ice.”
The whole thing is a joke to them.
Well, I’m not laughing, because it’s at MY EXPENSE.
When a question was asked about the president not discussing the government-run option for health reform with independent Sen. Joseph Lieberman, no answer was given because, said Gibbs, “if you’re looking back, it’s generally rehashing.”
Old News. We Won. Up yours. <<stick tongue out>>. Move on, nothing to see but a Jon Stewart Comedy Central routine. Next…
Reid during his final floor remarks said that many senators could hear (Teddy) Kennedy’s voice “ringing” in their ears.
I wonder if any of them heard Mary Jo Kopeckne?? 🙂
“This bill is a real threat to liberty because of the precedent that it sets on the federal government being able to tell individuals what to do,” said Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.).
But it’s not night fall yet.
But not night fall.
The Dark Side hasn’t won’t quite yet, young Skywalker. 🙂
Though the Force is strong with The One.
They will ignore you, but keep it up, day after day.
Contact your local TV station news. Ask them why they don’t cover it properly.
It’s about Pressure people.
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Twas the night before Christmas, when all through D.C.
Not a creature was stirring — except for sixty.
The health care bill made them wish they weren’t alive,
And they wanted Obama Claus soon to arrive.
The Dems were all anxious, they wanted to leave
For they know, in a year, six or seven will grieve.
The entire debate blew up in the Dems’ faces
And made their polls sink in all of the big races!
They don’t want to remember this nightmare existed,
Nor employ on constituents logic so twisted.
Harry Reid hid the bill, but I think this is it –
I will spell it all out with my rhyme and my wit:
There is no “public option,” progressives are crying
And distorting the CBO, Barry is lying
Mary Landrieu was bought off, but nobody cares
And Ben Nelson is pro-life — really, he swears by it
Medicare’s still insolvent, but we’re gonna slash it –
(But those evil Repukes are the ones who will smash it!)
The majority will says the bill is a clunker –
(But we’ve got cash for that, and the DNC bunker)
Pre-existing conditions? Irrelevant, now –
It’ll reduce our costs, though we can’t tell you how.
Tort reform was avoided with diligent care,
And we left state monopolies all standing there.
Now Obama Claus comes and he asks them to vote –
58, 59 — ah, at last he can gloat! –
For the ayes have it, sir, and the bill has been passed!
We have the damned health care reform here at last!
“Now Nelson! Now, Lincoln! Now, Pryor and Joe!
On, Evan! On, Landrieu! On, Baucus and Snowe!
To the top of the deficit, ceiling of debt!
We’re going to bankrupt the U.S.A. yet!”
I woke up the next morning and saw on TV
I got health care handouts — coming straight from D.C.!
Obama, I thought — you did all this for me?
“Think it costs lots right now? Just you wait ’til it’s free!”
by Alex Knepper
Every Man has his price. Find that price and own the man.
Washington Post: “Change is never easy, but change is what’s necessary in America,” Sen. Nelson said at a morning news conference, announcing his support as a snowstorm raged outside.
Speaking at the White House, Obama said it appears that a vote is certain on a bill that would provide coverage to more than 30 million uninsured Americans. “After a nearly century-long struggle, we are on the cusp of making health-care reform a reality,” said Obama, who had dispatched senior administration officials to help lock down Nelson’s support.
Democratic leaders worked for days to hammer out a deal with Nelson. They reached a tentative agreement late Friday night. Under the deal, states could choose to prohibit abortion coverage in plans offered through insurance exchanges that the bill would set up for people who lack coverage through their jobs. The compromise is less restrictive than the abortion language contained in the House bill.
Nelson also secured full and permanent federal funding for his state to extend Medicaid eligibility to everyone below 133 percent of the federal poverty level. The bill would require all states to do so, but Nebraska alone would not be required to pay a portion of the additional cost after 2016.
And there it is, folks, the price of Freedom. The Final Bribe.
Landrieu got $300 Million (The New “Louisiana Purchase”) . Joe Liebermann got some language related to “the public option dropped”(at least in the Senate, in that explicit language) and got lots of attention and I’m sure a little back scratching , and Nelson got a permanent handout.
Nelson deferred all questions on the provision to Reid, saying only that he was “comfortable” the deal took care of Nebraska.
Screw America, Nebraska’s ok.
Gee, that makes me feel so much better.
But another Democratic holdout, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), took credit for $10 billion in new funding for community health centers, while denying it was a “sweetheart deal.” He was clearly more enthusiastic about a bill he said he couldn’t support just three days ago.
And he’s the openly avowed Socialist!
Vermont and Massachusetts were given additional Medicaid funding, another plus for Sanders and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Three states – Pennsylvania, New York and Florida – all won protections for their Medicare Advantage beneficiaries at a time when the program is facing cuts nationwide.
And the Bribes continue:
And the majority leader rewrote a proposed fee on insurance companies to exempt nonprofit firms that spend at least 92 percent of premiums on medical service, a change that would benefit firms in Michigan and Nebraska. That change, made at the request of Nelson and Sen. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.), seeks to identify and reward “good actors,” Senate aides said.
“People fight for their own states. That’s the nature of a democracy,” said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.
No, Congressman , it’s the People. Not the State.
But since your re-election is all that matters to you….
Compared to the Trillions they have spent this, I suppose Freedom was a cheap date.
And he won concessions for some nonprofit insurers and for providers of supplemental Medicare coverage from a new insurance tax, and he was able to roll back cuts to health savings accounts.
But all that lovely bureaucracy and crushing tax increases are still there.
The revised Senate bill would require every American for the first time to obtain insurance or face a financial penalty for failing to do so. Those without access to affordable coverage through an employer would be eligible to apply for federal subsidies and shop for coverage in the new state-based exchanges, starting in 2014.
So Buy it or go to be fined or go to Jail. The no choice “choice”.
The penalty for violating this requirement could be as high as 2 percent of a taxpayer’s household income.
AP: The package would rely on nearly $400 billion in new taxes. The nearly $1 trillion, 10-year cost would be paid for mainly with Medicare cuts and new taxes on insurance companies and other parts of the health care industry.
NYT: To help finance coverage of the uninsured, the bill would levy annual fees on insurance companies and manufacturers of medical devices and prescription drugs.
And of course, the insurance companies won’t pass along all these new taxes to you, the consumer. No, that never happens. 🙂
And the Taxes begin in 2010. Benefit in 2014. States have to pay likely hundred of millions of $$ all by themselves starting in 2016 (All other states have to partially pay for a Medicaid expansion to admit all adults earning up to 130 percent of poverty level, if they haven’t done so already), except Nebraska, of course. 🙂
We’re Saved! 🙂
Starting immediately, insurers would be barred from denying coverage to children with preexisting conditions. A total ban on the practice would take effect in 2014. Lifetime limits on coverage would be banned, and annual limits would be restricted until 2014, when they, too, would be banned entirely.
Which will raise the premiums. But no one seems to care about that.
You’ll be so happy that they government has come to your rescue that being stuck like a pig and roasted on a spit will be just a occassion for great joy and prosperity.
To appease fiscal conservatives, Reid strengthened cost-containment provisions by expanding the scope of an independent Medicare advisory board, empowering it to implement cuts if costs grow faster than an inflation-based target after 2019.
And of course, they’ll do it. 🙂
It’s called “rationing”.
“I’m sorry Mrs Jones but you’re 85. We just don’t think that the operation that will save your life is economically worth it in the long run…”
The cost-benefit analysis is just not in your favor.
NYT:The federal government would provide $25 million a year for a “pregnancy assistance fund.” The money could be used for “maternity and baby clothing, baby food, baby furniture and similar items,” the proposal says.
And this they say will reduce abortions.
Look ma, if I get pregnant I get all kinds of free money!
And then there’s welfare, and Health care, and WIC, Food Stamps ad nauseum.
It’s all Free Money! 🙂
Being poor and having a kid never looked so profitable.
AP:“The best thing government could do to ensure more Americans have access to health care insurance is to institute reforms that would rein in costs and make health care more affordable,” said McCain, R-Ariz. “Regrettably, there’s nothing in this legislation that effectively addresses the problem.”
McCain suggested the Obama administration wouldn’t be in such a position if it had governed in a more bipartisan way.
“That’s why they’re in the position of having to purchase the last vote or two,” McCain said.
“A number of states are treated differently from other states,” Mr. Reid said. “That’s what this legislation is all about, compromise.”(NYT)
Seperate and unequal. 🙂
But Senator McCain, that was never the intent to begin with. Government, even incrementally, in charge of who lives and who dies was the goal.
And it seems Freedom is doomed.
When all this blows up in their face and they have yet another collosus on bankruptcy in the future it will too late.
Just remember it wasn’t their fault.
It was George W. Bush’s!!
Doesn’t that just make you feel so much better. 🙂
Let’s everyone have a Two Minute Hate!
Oh, and it was for the good of the people, despite that annoying 55-61% of people who were opposed to the whole thing!
You’ll never see that in the liberal history books.
And we can’t forget, because they haven’t, about the 12-20 million new Democrats..ahem Illegal Aliens..um, “Immigrants” that have to be added to the system and will undoubtedly be subsidized by you me (“The federal government”).
So it’s a Joyous Christmas Season.
The Season of Giving.
“This bill will do so many good things for so many people,’’ said majority leader Harry Reid.
Little Timmy is just overjoyed!
So this is how liberty dies… with thunderous applause. And lots of Christmas Cheer.
Courtesy of Sen. Ben Nelson and his Cornhusker Kickback.
So we can replace the politically incorrect coal in your stocking with Corn.
As a reminder of what once was a Free America.
Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas! 🙂