Archive for August, 2011

Taliban Interview Goes Wrong

Posted in Cool Beans on August 30, 2011 by spikestl

“Daddy I missded you!”

Posted in Cool Beans on August 30, 2011 by spikestl

“Hello, My name is Britney. This is a video of my husband PFC Derek Broadrick coming home from his BCT/AIT to surprise our children. He was away from us from October to May. They thought I had gone to the store, and had no clue i had really gone to the airport to bring daddy home!”

Democrats Slam Tea Party

Posted in Clowerd and Piven "collapse the system", control, FAIL, Tea Party on August 29, 2011 by spikestl

U.S. 2nd Fleet departs for open sea ahead of Hurricane Irene

Posted in Cool Beans with tags , on August 26, 2011 by spikestl

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From U.S.Northern command

The aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) departs Naval Station Norfolk ahead of Hurricane Irene. Vice Adm. Daniel Holloway, commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet, ordered all ships in the Hampton Roads area to set Sortie Condition Alpha. Ships in the area are departing early Thursday morning, Aug. 25. Irene’s current track indicates it will pass off the North Carolina and Virginia coasts late Saturday as a Category 3 hurricane.

(U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan Parde)

Green Agenda~ The Future for Monster Trucks

Posted in Cool Beans, FAIL, Global Warming on August 24, 2011 by spikestl

Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-FL) ~ “The Real Enemy Is The Tea Party”

Posted in FAIL with tags on August 24, 2011 by spikestl

The real enemy is Rep. Wilson’s wardrobe…

“ONE TEA PARTY” by Toots Sweet

Posted in Cool Beans on August 21, 2011 by spikestl

“(Obamas) Big Black Bus Isn’t going into the Black Neighborhood” ~ Allen West

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on August 18, 2011 by spikestl

Obama Bus Tour

Posted in FAIL with tags , on August 16, 2011 by spikestl

Three Busses 2.2 million each, Every State Trooper in the state ( on overtime pay ).
The President wants to talk about jobs and restarting the Economy.
I just want him to stop the spending…

U.S. GDP Falls Short of Estimates

Posted in FAIL on August 11, 2011 by spikestl

Wealthy & Corporations Must Pay ‘Fair Share’

Posted in control on August 10, 2011 by spikestl

“It also means reforming our tax code so the wealthiest Americans and biggest corporations pay their fair share and it means getting rid of taxpayer subsidies to oil and gas companies and tax loopholes that help billionaires pay a lower tax rate than teachers and nurses.” ~ Pres. Obama

Raising Taxes on corporations… Think about that for a second. Only two things exist in business, Cost and Profit. If you raise a company’s Cost ( wages,supplies, rent, and Taxes ), they have to raise the price to make a profit. If you can’t make a profit why be in business???

In fact actually no company anywhere pays taxes, they All pass that cost on to the consumer.

“I can’t imagine a more anti-business president than the one we have now” ~ Sen. Jim DeMint

Posted in politics with tags on August 10, 2011 by spikestl

The Father of the Tea Party Speaks

Posted in Tea Party with tags , on August 9, 2011 by spikestl

Quote of the day

Posted in Amazing on August 5, 2011 by spikestl

“If the US Government was a family, they would be making $58,000 a year, they spend $75,000 a year, and are $327,000 in credit card debt. They are currently proposing BIG spending cuts to reduce their spending to $72,000 a year.
These are the actual proportions of the federal budget & debt, reduced to a level that we can understand.” — Dave Ramsey

H/T Geri T.

British Health Secretary Andrew Lansley attacks NHS managers for ‘letting patients die to save cash’

Posted in FAIL, Health Control, socialism on August 1, 2011 by spikestl

By Laurie Whitwell /

The Health Secretary has accused NHS managers of risking lives by making patients wait longer for treatment in a ‘cynical’ bid to save money.

Andrew Lansley spoke out after an official report found that surgery was being deliberately delayed so that patients will either go private or die before they reach the top of hospital waiting lists.

The claims are detailed in a report by the Co-operation and Competition Panel (CCP), an independent watchdog that advises the NHS.

It says unfair practices are ‘endemic’ in certain areas of England.
Mr Lansley said the report showed why the NHS needed to be reformed to put its huge budget into the hands of family doctors rather than bureaucrats.

‘This is exactly why we need to put patients’ interests first,’ he said. ‘Too many primary care trusts have been operating in a cynical environment where they can game the system – and in which political targets, particularly the maximum 18-week waiting time target, are used to actually delay treatment.

‘When GPs, specialist doctors and nurses are making the decisions, as they will under our plans, they will plan care on the basis of the clinical needs of patients and their right to access the best service, including the least possible waiting time.’

Patients in England have a legal right to start their hospital treatment within 18 weeks of referral by their GP.

But the CCP study says even though hospitals could see patients sooner, many are saving cash by introducing minimum waits of around 15 weeks for routine operations such as hip replacements and cataracts to cut the number treated this financial year. At least five million such operations are carried out each year in England.

The report follows a survey by GP magazine showing that two-thirds of primary care trusts (PCTs) in England are rationing treatments in the drive to reduce costs in the NHS by £20billion over the next four years.

Hip and knee replacements are being delayed until patients are in severe pain, while cataract operations are being withheld until sight problems ‘substantially’ affect a patient’s ability to work.

The CCP report says it was told by one PCT that it ‘sought to increase average waiting times from 13 to 16 weeks as a result of the PCT’s worsening financial position’.

It says some managers insisted that longer waiting times would lead to overall savings because ‘if patients wait longer then some will remove themselves from the list’. The panel said: ‘We understand that patients will remove themselves from the waiting list either by dying or by paying for their own treatment at private sector providers.’

The CCP report suggests that ploys to lengthen waiting lists will backfire: when treatment is delayed, more complex and expensive care can be required so money may not be saved in the long run.

It says: ‘At an individual level, making patients wait longer than necessary for treatment is likely to impose greater pain and inconvenience than is necessary.

‘The overall benefit to taxpayers is likely to be minimal.’

However, it says not all trusts impose minimum waiting times.

David Stout of the NHS Confederation, which represents trusts, reacted angrily to the report’s claims. He said it was a serious allegation that trust managers were expecting to make savings through the premature deaths of patients kept waiting.

‘Making claims without evidence that patients are dying as a result of longer waiting lists will cause unnecessary public anxiety and alarm,’ he said.