Monsoon Love




From restes19

Chapter 13, dance scene the night before the wedding. Skip to 3:30 to see one of the best dance scenes in film ever.

Watch the movie here:

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70 Responses to “Monsoon Love”

  1. ryansgrammy Says:

    Check out this list of organizations that have signed a partnership with the Census Bureau to help out with the 2010 census.

  2. rosettasister Says:

    The government-run insurance debate

    In turn, Karen Ignagni, president of America’s Health Insurance Plans, issued an unusual invitation for the government to heavily regulate the industry as a way to make sure it works in the public interest.

    “This is truly what it is: a transparent call for a full-scale renovation and a complete overhaul of the existing regulatory mechanism,” Ignagni told reporters after the three-hour hearing.

    The meeting — the second of three public forums on health care reform — did not focus as heavily on whether a public plan was necessary but rather on how to structure a government-run option that doesn’t drive private insurers from the market.

    The health insurance industry has tried to blunt momentum for the idea by making concessions. It had previously offered to stop denying coverage to sick people or charging them more, and Tuesday, industry officials confirmed their intent to end the practice of charging women higher rates.

    Ignagni said the industry could be trusted to expand coverage if the government created a highly regulated private insurance marketplace. She pointed to nations like Switzerland, and the Federal Employees Health Benefits Plan, as examples of how it could work.

    “When the public program was developed, nobody expected the private sector would step up and say there is a problem here,” Ignagni said. “We are not asking any individual to trust us — we are asking them to trust the government.”

  3. rosettasister Says:

    Washington – Health Insurers Agree to Stop Gender Bias Against Childbearing Mothers

    The president of a health insurance trade group testified in Washington the industry should to stop charging women higher premiums for healthcare.

    The practice of charging women higher premiums for the same coverage “should be eliminated,” Karen Ignagni, president of American’s Health Insurance Plan, told members of the Senate Finance Committee.

    Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., said, “The disparity between woman and men in the individual insurance market is just plain wrong, and it has to change.”

    Kerry introduced a bill to end the practice, which sometimes results in women being charged up to 50 percent more than men for similar policies.

    Previously, health insurance executives have said women age 19 to 55 were more likely than men to have higher healthcare costs due to childbearing, a proclivity toward certain chronic illnesses and more routine healthcare habits.

    The industry agreed in March to curtail higher premiums for people who are sick. In November, insurers said they would comply with a federal mandate to insure sick and disabled customers if Congress passed a law requiring all citizens to carry health insurance.

  4. rosettasister Says:

  5. CJ Says:

    Thought this was funny. Not sure where it originated but I got it in an email from my sister.

    Some important questions for Obama from Columbo.

    “Ah . . . Sorry to bother you Mr. Obama, Sir.

    “Excuse me Mr. Obama, I mean President Obama, Sir. Um . . . Know you are busy and important and stuff. I mean running the country is very important and . . ah . . . I hate to bother you. I will only take a minute ok, Sir?

    “See, I have these missing pieces that are holding me up, and I was wondering sir, if you could take time out of your busy schedule and help me out. You know, no big deal. Just some loose ends and things.

    “Hey, you have a nice place here!… The wife saw a tour of the White House on TV once and says… boy… she wishes she could visit here too some day… Is that painting real?… Really?… Wow… I saw something like that in a museum once!

    “Oh, sorry, Sir. I didn’t mean to get off the track… So if you could just help me out a minute and give me some details, I will get right out of your way. I want to close this case and maybe take some time off to take the wife to Coney Island or something… Ever been to Coney Island?… No, I didn’t think so…

    “Well, listen, anyways, I can’t seem to get some information I need to wrap this up… These things seem to either be ‘locked’ or ‘not available’. I’m sure it’s just some oversight or glitch or something, so if you could you tell me where these things are … I … I . . . have them written down here somewhere . . . oh wait. Sorry about the smears. It was raining out… I’ll just read it to you.

    “Could you help me please find these things, Sir?

    1. Occidental College records — Not released
    2. Columbia College records — Not released
    3. Columbia Thesis paper — “Not available”
    4. Harvard College records — Not released
    5. Selective Service Registration — Not released
    6. Medical records — Not released
    7. Illinois State Senate schedule — “Not available”
    8. Law practice client list — Not released
    9. Certified Copy of original birth certificate — Not released
    10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth — Not released
    11. Harvard Law Review articles published — None
    12. University of Chicago scholarly articles — None
    13. Your record of Baptism– Not released or “Not available”
    14. Your Illinois State Senate records– “Not available”

    “Oh, hey . . . listen! I know you’ve been busy! Is this too much for you now?… I mean… Tell you what. I’ll come back tomorrow. Give you some time to get these things together, you know?… I mean… I know you are busy, so I’ll just let myself out. But I’ll be back tomorrow… And the day after… if necessary.”

    “Who wants to know these things?”

    “American citizens, Sir.”

  6. ddlew2 Says:

    is Barack Obummer still president?

    ………..or did I miss his coronation?

  7. Troy Says:

    Glenn Beck stepped on an A.C.O.R.N.

  8. Troy Says:

    The prom queen and king burn down their house and blame it on Obama haters…..They’re such a handsome couple!!!

  9. Troy Says:

    Lmaooooo…..This has got to be the funniest thing that I’ve seen in a long time.

    Check out this FUCKING Citibank video.

  10. Troy Says:

    The more people that can catch the flu, the better it will be for Obama.

    Flu = Big Bucks….no different from, Global Warming = Big Bucks

  11. Fernley Girl Says:

    O/T, but you’ve gotta love the Obama-Hawaii-Muslim connection. I found this at Breitbart.

    Hawaii lawmakers back the creation of ‘Islam Day’
    May 6 08:19 PM US/Eastern
    Associated Press Writer

    HONOLULU (AP) – Hawaii’s state Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill Wednesday to celebrate “Islam Day”—over the objections of a few lawmakers who said they didn’t want to honor a religion connected to Sept. 11, 2001.

    The Senate’s two Republicans argued that a minority of Islamic extremists have killed many innocents in terrorist attacks.

    “I recall radical Islamists around the world cheering the horrors of 9/11. That is the day all civilized people of all religions should remember,” said Republican Sen. Fred Hemmings to the applause of more than 100 people gathered in the Senate to oppose a separate issue—same-sex civil unions.

    The resolution to proclaim Sept. 24, 2009, as Islam Day passed the Senate on a 22-3 vote. It had previously passed the House and now goes to Republican Gov. Linda Lingle.

    The bill seeks to recognize “the rich religious, scientific, cultural and artistic contributions” that Islam and the Islamic world have made. It does not call for any spending or organized celebration of Islam Day.

    “We are a state of tolerance. We understand that people have different beliefs,” said Sen. Will Espero, a Democrat. “We may not all agree on every single item and issue out there, but to say and highlight the negativity of the Islamic people is an insult to the majority” of believers “who are good law-abiding citizens of the world.”

    But Republican Sen. Sam Slom argued that the United States has become too sympathetic toward Islamic extremists.

    “I don’t think there’s any country in the history of the world that has been more tolerant than the United States of America, and because of that tolerance, we’ve looked the other way a lot of times, and many thousands of our citizens have been killed by terrorists,” said Slom, a Republican.

    The lone Democrat voting against the bill opposed it on church-state separation fears.

  12. ryansgrammy Says:

    With something happening every day with these bozos, you can easily forget news from several weeks ago. I just saw this article about Dr. Keyes and was reminded that his oneness will be speaking at ND soon. Spread the word in case anyone in the area wants to join Dr. Keyes at ND.

  13. ryansgrammy Says:

    Another nominee that should bite the dust.

  14. hockeyfan530 Says:

    wow, for a guy the media and the dems claim to be so wise, barry sure seems to be pretty damn stupid. From all of his bad nominee selections to all of the things that he doesn’t know. Rev. Wright, Ayers ect. and the recent “photo op” in NYC….what a dumb ass! Or could it be he just lies about everything! Take your pick either way he’s a dumb ass. Of course with his nominees, barry feels that if a person is a lying cheat, like himself, then there isn’t a problem….it’s all so frustrating

  15. ryansgrammy Says:

    From Drudge –

  16. rosettasister Says:

    Good morning/afternoon America! How are you?!

    This looked kinda interesting:

    Thursday May 7, 2009

    Jonah Goldberg: Liberal Fascism With Young Americas Foundation

    Contributing Editor for National Review Jonah Goldberg discusses his latest book, Liberal Fascism. This speech took place at Young America’s Foundation’s Midwest Conference in Chicago, IL.

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  17. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, Grammy!

  18. rosettasister Says:

    MD Alert!

    E-mails from Docs Against The Obama/Pelosi/Reid Rationing Plan

    Some e-mails from doctors clued into the fact that the Obama/Pelosi/Reid “reform” is just rationing dressed up in soothing rhetoric:

    (Click on link to see emails.)

    My practice is to remove identifying markers unless my e-mail correspondents specifically tell me they have no objection to being named. I’ll continue to post as many doctor comments as possible, but the “Doctors for Obama” are clearly a vocal subset in advocating for single payer by any name.

    So where’s the AMA?

    E-mails from docs must contain a phone number where my staff can confirm youare who you say you are.

  19. rosettasister Says:

    Highly recommend you listen to John McCain’s remarks from yesterday.

    Hugh Hewitt, Mike Gallagher and Michael Medved held an event in the Valley of the Sun last night.

    I would have loved to have attended, but my husband returned from out of town and, of course, I wanted to be here to greet him.

    Good thing, too! As my doggie got stung by a scorpion (we think) on Monday and I’ve been babying her.

    Gosh, I have turned into such a dog person. I don’t know what happened to me.

    It is funny to listen to these personalities joke about how hot it is here in the desert.

    But Michael Medved is still on my List of Pompous Asses.

    I do listen to his show at times and he did seem terribly distraught when he lost his father recently.

    Perhaps he will turn over a new leaf and not be so confrontational and condescending.

    He often takes unwarranted swipes at “Birthers.” Our intuition tells us that Obama must be hiding “something” or he wouldn’t be spending so much money.

    And so he looks down his nose at us with contempt. Is that really necessary?!

    Anyways, please listen to John McCain.


    John McCain, Jon Kyl, Michael Isikoff With Hugh Hewitt

    Listen here:

    Hugh broadcasts from Phoenix, Arizona on his latest leg of the 100 Days of Obama tour, and is joined by both Arizona Senators, John McCain and Jon Kyl. Later in the hour, Hugh talks with Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff

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  20. rosettasister Says:

    Hour 2

    Hugh talks politics with Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, with Arizona Congressman John Shadegg, and then talks cigars with David Hadad of Fumar Cigars.

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    Hour 3

    After a replay of the John McCain interview, Hugh dives into Supreme Court speculation and the continuing specter of prosecuting Bush era lawyers for their legal advice on torture with the Smart Guys.

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  21. rosettasister Says:

    Obama Democrats Accent Bullying Over Governing: Amity Shlaes

    So Michele Bachmann’s version of history is “from another planet.” Bobby Jindal, the Republican governor of Louisiana, is “chronically stupid.” And Eric Cantor of Virginia, the second-ranking Republican in the House, is “busy lying constantly.”

    That at least is according to posts on three left-leaning blogs.

    Writers who are not pro-Barack Obama are suffering character assassination as well. George Will of the Washington Post, the nation’s senior conservative columnist, has been so assaulted by bloggers that his editor, Fred Hiatt, recently wrote, “I would think folks would be eager to engage in the debate, given how sure they are of their case, rather than trying to shut him down.”

    The disconcerting thing isn’t that the bloggers or their guests did this slamming. We’re used to such vitriol in campaign time. What is surprising is that the attacks are continuing after an election.

    In the past, politicians and policy thinkers tended to be magnanimous in victory. They and their friends focused, post- victory, on policy and strategy — not on trashing individuals.

    It ought to be especially true this time, given what wonders are befalling the Democrats. Between Arlen Specter in Pennsylvania and Al Franken in Minnesota, it looks like the Democrats are in the process of making their Senate majority filibuster-proof. Then there’s the president’s new opportunity to mold the Supreme Court, with the resignation of David Souter.

    Still, somehow, the magnanimity isn’t there. Indeed, the closer the Democrats get to total power, the nastier the commentators friendly to them have become.

  22. rosettasister Says:

    The Forgotten Man — A New History of the Great Depression

    By Amity Shlaes

  23. rosettasister Says:

    Higher Taxes, More Government! Just what has Colin Powell been smoking!

    Open Season on the Republican Party

    Thursday , May 07, 2009
    By Bill O’Reilly

    Powell said: “Americans do want to pay taxes for services. Americans are looking for more government in their life, not less.”,2933,519356,00.html

    Fighting Words — Colin Powell bashes Limbaugh, Palin in GOP diatribe

  24. rosettasister Says:

  25. rosettasister Says:

    Gates says Pakistani Taliban overreach in Buner

    Taliban militants in Pakistan overreached by attacking the Buner district, prompting a sharp response from the Pakistani military, U.S. Defence Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday.

    Speaking at a news conference during a visit to the Afghan capital Kabul, Gates said he was “personally very satisfied” with the Pakistani government and military’s response to the Taliban advance, and there was “very little chance” of the militants gaining control of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.

    Commenting on reports that U.S. air strikes had killed scores of people this week in Western Afghanistan, Gates said an investigation was still under way.

    But he said he had heard reports that some of the victims may have been killed by Taliban militants with grenades.

    “The Taliban use civilians as shields. They mingle with civilians,” he said, adding that when U.S. forces killed civilians it was an accident, but militants frequently targeted them on purpose.

  26. rosettasister Says:

    Secretary Gates is very careful with his words. He wouldn’t be making these statements if he didn’t believe they were based on facts.

    “The Taliban had thrown grenades into houses in Farah to create casualties that could be blamed on American forces.”

    The U.S. airstrikes hit villages in Bala Boluk district, Farah province during a battle on Monday night and Tuesday, with the full extent of the casualties only coming to light late on Tuesday and Wednesday.

    The Red Cross said it had seen dozens of dead bodies and provincial officials said more than 100 civilians could be dead. Those higher figures, if confirmed, would make it the deadliest incident for civilians since the Taliban were toppled in 2001.

    U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Thursday he regretted all civilian deaths, but added that he had heard reports the Taliban had thrown grenades into houses in Farah to create casualties that could be blamed on American forces.

    “We all know that the Taliban use civilian casualties and sometimes create them, to create problems for the United States and our coalition partners. We will have to wait and see what happened in this particular case,” he told a news conference in the Afghan capital.

  27. rosettasister Says:

    Huge US camp arises in Afghan Desert of Death


    Miles of sand walls topped with coils of barbed wire line the roads at the camp, linked to its British neighbour by a street nicknamed Atlantic Way.

    If placed end to end in the United States, the sand walls at Leatherneck and eight other sites being built for the troop influx in southern Afghanistan would stretch for a distance of 175 km (110 miles).

    The marines at Camp Leatherneck are also building a giant parking area for helicopters and airplanes by laying down a mat of metal alloy on the desert floor. With a length of 4,860 feet (1,480 metres) a width of 318 feet (97 metres), the mat will be the second largest of its kind in the world and the biggest in a combat zone, said Marine Lieutenant Colonel David Jones, commander of the Marine Wing Support Squadron 371, based in Yuma, Arizona.

    “We are now resourcing our counterinsurgency appropriately,” said U.S. Army Brigadier General John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in southern Afghanistan.

    “Our allies have done the heavy lifting for us in the southern region for a long time,” he added. “The Brits, the Canadians, the Dutch have taken a lot of casualties.”

    Getting supplies to the remote desert — named the Desert of Death by local tribesmen because of its extreme summer heat and desolation — and building the camps in time for the influx of troops has posed challenges, Borowy said. In one innovative attempt to deal with the conditions, marines bagged up recycled water from camp showers and kitchens and used it to prepare sand for the aircraft parking area.

    “We’re in the middle of the desert so getting water’s pretty interesting,” Borowy said.

  28. ryansgrammy Says:

    A little humor for the afternoon (we sure need a little humor these days)!

  29. rosettasister Says:

    Sufi Mohammad’s son killed in Lower Dir shelling–za-09

    LOWER DIR: Sufi Mohammad’s son Kifyatullah has been killed in shelling during the security forces’ operation in Lower Dir’s Maidan area, said family sources.

    Meanwhile, intense clashes between militants and security forces continued in Maidan as 15 troops went missing in the district.

    ‘I have been informed by the family of Maulana Sufi Mohammad that his son, Kifayatullah, has died and his brother-in-law is seriously injured,’ said the TNSM spokesman, Ameer Izzat Khan.

    The TNSM chief, Sufi Mohammad, has been calling for an end to the military operation in the area since it started, threatening to abandon the peace deal with the government and making numerous objections to the implementation of the Nizam-i-Adl.

    Following this event it is uncertain how the TNSM chief will react, making the future of the peace deal highly sketchy.

    On the other hand, a militant commander in Maidan, Mifthahuddin, talking to DawnNews, claimed that they had killed at least 12 security personnel in Gumbar and their bodies were lying in the bazaar.

    Security officials and independent sources are yet to confirm the death of the security personnel but have confirmed that a fierce gun battle had erupted between the militants and security forces in Gumbar and casualties were feared.

  30. rosettasister Says:

    Pakistan to scrap peace deal, launch offensive, source says

    • Source: Military plans major offensive in Swat, site of faltering peace deal with Taliban
    • Government began offensive in late April after Taliban militants moved into Buner
    • Kafayatullah, son of Islamist fundamentalist leader Sufi Muhammed, killed
    • Sufi Muhammed signed a peace agreement with Pakistani president in April

  31. rosettasister Says:

    Obama Birth Certificate Forgery

    In an effort to resolve this issue once and for all, the Obama Administration has put together a team tasked with producing a believable Hawaii Birth Certificate Forgery

    If the question regarding Obama’s birth certificate is not a legitimate one, then why was the document produced not the genuine article? Why did it not have the name of the hospital, or the name of the attending physician, on it? Why was it the short form, or a forged likeness of one, for which foreign born children of Hawaiian residents can be obtained for based on a statement of one relative only?

    If Obama’s claims that he is a natural born citizen are valid, then you would think President Obama would voluntarily open up all of his records for scrutinization so that the doubts in the minds of those that believe he may not be eligible would be satisfied. An investigation by Gary Kreep of the United States Justice Foundation found, however, that Barack Obama spent upwards of about $950,000 in campaign funds last year with eleven law firms in 12 states for legal resources to block disclosure of any of his records, including collegiate records.

    What is Barry trying to hide? Why would an innocent man spend so much time and money in resources to protect the release of information when he has nothing to hide?

  32. rosettasister Says:

    Who’s Nancy Morgan?!

    The media has now put a new twist on Dan Rather’s ‘fake but accurate’ premise.

    They routinely report ‘accurate but fake’ stories, with facts presented in a such a way as to alter their original meaning.

    This is deliberate. This is accepted. And this is media malfeasance.

    If the conservative press decided to adopt the old media’s misleading and manipulative template, one could expect to see headlines like ‘Nancy Morgan Decides Not To Indict Obama For Phony Birth Certificate’.

    But I wouldn’t post a headline like that, because its not honest journalism. And neither the old media.

    By the way, in case you haven’t heard, we won the war in Iraq.

  33. rosettasister Says:

    I do not believe that Obama “hates his country.” I believe that he believes he knows what is best. And I believe he is wrong.


    Is America Lost?

    Multiple lawsuits to find proof that Obama is Constitutionally ineligible to be president are ongoing and will ultimately determine if he is an American or Kenyan or Indonesian or UK “natural-born” citizen.

    To this date, he has spent over a million dollars blocking the suits about his still-missing birth certificate, and there is increasing evidence that the birth certificate attested to by,, and are forgeries.

    And of course we still have not seen Obama’s Selective Service record, medical records, multiple visas, college transcripts, et al.

    If Obama is proven to be the fraud and interloper many suspect, every one of his edicts, bills, laws, dictates, Supreme Court selections, et al, will be overturned , leaving America to cope with serious problems – under the leadership of the incomprehensible Joe Biden – but nothing approaching this hate-America president’s far-left socialist domestic programs and appease-our-enemies foreign policy.

    The huge national turnouts at the Tea Parties of April 15 were only the beginning of a movement that was spurred by ordinary Americans waking up to Obama’s destruction of our economy, his attempts to reshape America into a banana republic, the grave damage he’s inflicted on our military and intelligence services, and his unsavory predilection for embracing our enemies and apologizing non-stop for the most magnificent nation on earth.

    In short, they are waking up to the president who hates his country.

  34. rosettasister Says:

    Patriots Heart Network Interview of Berg v. Taitz

  35. rosettasister Says:

    You may want to have a look at these videos.

    Here’s one:

    Oath Keeper Sheriff Richard Mack interview after Oath Keepers muster on Lexington Green, April 19,2009.

  36. rosettasister Says:

    And you may want to look at some of the comments about the above video:

  37. rosettasister Says:

    Grammy’s post reminded me of DummieFunnies.

    DUmmie FUnnies 05-05-09 (“Why did Elizabeth Edwards write her new book?”)


    So she can ask her husband to help proofread and stuff… “Honey, tell me what’s a better title for Chapter Six, ‘My Bastard Husband Tore My Heart Out,’ or ‘Someday I’ll Kill The Son-of-a-Bitch in his Sleep.'”


  38. j.b. Says:

    Okay, I have a crush on Sheriff Mack!

  39. rosettasister Says:

    Conyers Kills ACORN Probe

  40. j.b. Says:

    Orsen Bean said;


  41. j.b. Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    May 7, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    Conyers Kills ACORN Probe

    Shocking. /sarc

  42. rosettasister Says:

    Liberi v. Taitz: Slander Suit Filed in Federal Court

  43. rosettasister Says:

    Capitol Hill Watch | Sen. Grassley Says He Is Confident President Obama Wants Bipartisan Agreement on Health Reform

    NPR’s “Morning Edition”

    on Thursday reported on congressional efforts to draft overhaul legislation, as well as Sebelius’ appearance before the House Ways and Means Committee.

    The segment includes comments from America’s Health Insurance Plans President and CEO Karen Ignagni (Rovner, “Morning Edition,” NPR, 5/7).

  44. rosettasister Says:

    Phil Berg on Orly Taitz:

    “Hopefully, she’ll go away.”

    (See link above at May 7, 2009 at 7:34 pm)

    I know we live in surreal RosettaSister time.

  45. rosettasister Says:


    The Yiddish phrase “Pintele Yid” refers to the most elementary irreducible point of identity or soul of a Jew.

  46. KoolAid_Free_Lexi Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    May 7, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    Higher Taxes, More Government! Just what has Colin Powell been smoking!

    Something laced w/ Kool Ade.

  47. ryansgrammy Says:

    CIA releases memo stating pelousy knew.

  48. ryansgrammy Says:

    Better watch out if you display any signs of being a right wing extremist. Where I live, any time there’s an attempt to tell property owners what to do with their land, the don’t tread on me flags start flying. I have a dtom magnetic ribbon on my car so I better be careful too! (sarc)

  49. rosettasister Says:

    Okay, now I get it!

    dtom = Don’t Tread On Me

    a subversive survivalist bumper sticker?!!!

  50. rosettasister Says:

    Pope begins Mid-East pilgrimage

    Pope Benedict XVI stressed his “deep respect” for Islam as he arrived in Jordan to begin a Middle East visit.

    The BBC’s David Willey says the Jordanian royal couple broke protocol to greet the Pope in person. Normally the monarchs do not go to the airport to welcome visitors.

    King Abdullah welcomed the Pope to “the heartland of faiths for Christians and Muslims alike”.

    The 82-year-old Pope praised Jordan’s “respect for religion”.

    The visit, he said, “gives me a welcome opportunity to speak of my deep respect for the Muslim community, and to pay tribute to the leadership shown by His Majesty the King in promoting a better understanding of the virtues proclaimed by Islam.

    He added: “Religious freedom is of course a fundamental human right and it is my fervent hope and prayer that respect for the inalienable rights and dignity of every man and woman will come to be increasingly affirmed and defended, not only throughout the Middle East, but in every part of the world.”

    From the airport, Pope Benedict travelled into Amman for the first stop on his busy itinerary, a visit to a centre for the handicapped.

  51. rosettasister Says:

    Mark Steyn — Where are Canadians going to have to drive to once America gets government health care?

    Listen here:

    After a replay of the Mark Steyn interview, Hugh talks politics and health care with Young Gun Guy Benson, and then foreign policy and the Obama administration with Council On Foreign Policy’s Max Boot.

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    Mark Steyn on the perils of bringing Bulgarian rice paper plaster medicine to America.


    HH: Well, I don’t want to try and summarize it, but I’ve linked it at, and urge people to read Israel Today, The West Tomorrow,

    Mark Steyn’s new piece in Commentary Magazine on the rising anti-Semitism, the almost routine anti-Semitism in Great Britain, now in London, very, very troubling.

    Mark Steyn, in terms of, I wanted to ask you about health care today, because it occurred to me there are probably only a few dozen journalists who have lived under Canadian health care, British health care and American health care.

    You’re one of them, and you’re probably the only one who’s funny.

    Compare and contrast the three systems as we approach Armageddon for American medicine that is the negotiations underway on the Hill right now.

    MS: Well, Canadian health care is basically, that’s one of the few countries in the world where private health care is actually illegal.

    There is a private health care system in Canada. It’s called America.

    HH: (laughing)

    MS: If you get sick and you want urgent treatment, head south.

    If you head south from Montreal on what turns into I-87, just south of the border they’ve got a big, new hospital on the New York side pointing north toward Montreal, with a sign on it saying Canadian checks accepted.

    (I know exactly where this is. My son went to school nearby. Man, does it ever get cold there!)

    That’s for patients who can’t get treated under their own health system.

    For the amount of money they pay in taxes, you should be entitled to three or four terminal illnesses a year.

    But in fact, when you actually do have a serious illness, you wait and you wait and you wait and you wait, and eventually, the province of Quebec ships you down to Fletcher Allen in Vermont, or Dartmouth Hitchcock in New Hampshire to be treated in a foreign hospital.

    I think that is, that’s the old joke about the Barack Obama reforms.

    Where are Canadians going to have to drive to once America gets government health care?

  52. rosettasister Says:

    “Once you surrender government health care, I think it’s very difficult to have genuine self-reliant citizenry every again.”

    Mark Steyn With Hugh Hewitt (see links above)

    HH: Well now, this all is a roundabout way of coming, because I’m trying to figure this out, I’m spending the month of May on American medicine, asking doctors, posting their e-mails at, why do the Democrats want to do this?

    We have no evidence that it works anywhere. They call it a government option, but it’s really single payer, and it really means rationing.

    Everywhere you try it, you just mentioned Bulgaria, Great Britain and Canada, it is a disaster. Why do they want to do it?

    MS: Well, what is does is, if you’re a Democrat, what it does is it changes the relationship between the citizen and the state. It alters the equation.

    If you provide government health care, then suddenly all the elections, they’re not thought about war and foreign policy, or even big economic questions.

    They’re suddenly fought about government services, and the level of government services, and that’s all they’re about, because once you get government health care, the citizens’ dependency on government as provider is so fundamentally changed that in effect, every election is fought on left wing terms.

    And for the Democratic Party, that is a huge, transformative advantage.

    MS: It really does, government health care is really the ditch you want to fight in, because once you surrender that, I think it’s very difficult to have genuine self-reliant citizenry every again.

    It really fundamentally changes the equation.

    HH: Then where’s the AMA? Where is business? Why hasn’t this battle been joined even as the ink is getting very dry on the big Obama rewrite of American medicine?

    MS: Well, because I think most of the spokesmen for the conservative argument in Washington do not make the case.

    So your only way of controlling the cost is to restrict access to the patient, to the customer.

    And that’s why once you’ve got a government health care system, everything is about waiting lists and waiting time.

    It’s about waiting two years for a hip operation. It’s about waiting 9 months for an MRI.

    It’s about waiting, waiting, waiting.

  53. CJ Says:

    Hi everyone, just wanted to pass this along. Not sure if these are confirmed numbers as this came from a friend via email but it is interesting none the less.

    “Australian Gun Law Update
    Here’s a thought to warm some of your hearts…

    From: Ed Chenel , A police officer in Australia
    Hi Yanks, I thought you all would like to see the real figures from Down Under. It has now been 12 months since gun owners in Australia were forced by a new law to surrender 640,381 personal firearms to be destroyed by our own government, a program costing Australia taxpayers more than $500 million dollars.

    The first year results are now in:
    Australia-wide, homicides are up 6.2 percent,
    Australia-wide, assaults are up 9.6 percent;

    Australia-wide, armed robberies are up 44 percent
    (yes, 44 percent)!

    In the state of Victoria alone, homicides with firearms are now up 300 percent.

    (Note that while the law-abiding citizens turned them in, the criminals did not and criminals still possess their guns!)

    While figures over the previous 25 years showed a steady decrease in armed robbery with firearms, this has changed drastically upward in the past 12 months, since the criminals now are guaranteed that their prey is unarmed.

    There has also been a dramatic increase in break-ins and assaults of the elderly, while the resident is at home.

    Australian politicians are at a loss to explain how public safety has decreased, after such monumental effort and expense was expended in ‘successfully ridding Australian society of guns.’ You won’t see this on the American evening news or hear your governor or members of the State Assembly disseminating this information.

    The Australian experience speaks for itself. Guns in the hands of honest citizens save lives and property and, yes, gun-control laws affect only the law-abiding citizens.

    Take note Americans, before it’s too late!
    Will you be one of the sheeple to turn yours in? WHY? You will need it. “

  54. rosettasister Says:

    Thanks, CJ! But it would appear that some don’t have a whole lot of faith in the statistics cited.

    You’ve definitely piqued my interest, though, and I want to learn more.


    Crime Down Under

    Date Added: Sept. 27, 2001
    Last Updated: Sept. 27, 2001

    This chain uses questionable statistics to “prove” that recent gun control legislation in Australia has actually increased crime there.

  55. rosettasister Says:

    Media Matters Attempts to Make Carl Cameron the story.

    View video here:

    (If Media Matters is complaining about it, then Cameron must have struck a nerve.)

  56. rosettasister Says:

    I like Mr. Kondracke – He’s a real straight-shooter.

    May 8, 2009

    Democrats Should Reform Medicare, Not Universalize It

    By Mort Kondracke

    The fact is, a ready alternative to a public plan already exists as part of most Democratic health proposals – government-overseen regional “insurance exchanges” where individuals and employers could shop for the best private plan for their needs.

    Such a system – with subsidies for poor people – would resemble the Federal Employees Health Benefits system and would fulfill the Democratic mantra that all Americans should have health coverage choices matching those of Members of Congress.

    Moreover, the private insurance industry – in a huge departure from the examples of, say, tobacco, auto companies, financial services and student lenders – has proposed fundamental changes in the way that it is regulated, making it utterly unnecessary for Congress to create a government-run competitor.

    America’s Health Insurance Plans, the for-profit insurance lobby, and the Blue Cross-Blue Shield system now support the key goals of reformers:

    mandatory universal coverage, “guaranteed issue” so that no one is denied coverage based on medical conditions and “community rating,” equal premiums within geographic areas.

    And private insurance plans are far ahead of Medicare, Medicaid and other government programs on reforms such as pay-for-performance medicine, chronic disease management and disease prevention.

    A health reform outline issued last week by Sens. Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) declared as objectives pushing Medicare to adopt just such reforms for seniors.

  57. rosettasister Says:

    Physicians for a National Health Program (PNHP) complaining about Schumer! Go figure!


    “Sen. Schumer kills reform”

    The Democrats have already given away all major policies for reform, and the Republicans haven’t had to budge the least. Why should they when the Democrats are rushing in their direction?

    It is ironic that yesterday, at the Senate Finance hearing, one by one, eight individuals, including physicians from PNHP, stood up and offered to present policies that would work.

    One of them stated, “… single payer national health care; we want a seat at the table.”

    Sen. Baucus responded, “We want police,” and he got them. Each was arrested in turn.

    That allowed enough time for Sen. Baucus to add Sen. Schumer as an additional pseudo-witness so that they could kill the last, but all-too-feeble effort at real reform – the public option.

  58. rosettasister Says:

    Full-scale army operation in Swat kills 140 militants–02

    Over 140 militants have been killed in Swat during the last 24 hours as the Army launched full scale operation to eliminate terrorists from the restive valley, following Prime Minister’s formal announcement that the army had been called in aid of civil power to deal with the challenge posed by the militants.

    The military spokesman said militants’ resistance in Buner had considerably reduced. However, they were maintaining their positions at Sultanwas and Pir Baba.

    Today a preliminary operation was launched in Kalapani area, where six militants have been killed and two have been arrested. The operation to clear Sultanwas was in progress and soon militants position in Sultanwas will be eliminated.

    Since this area was densely populated, operations are being conducted with lot of caution. Curfew is relaxed daily for six hours and move of transport to Swabi and Mardan is smoothly operating.

    He said search and Cordon operations are continuing in Lower Dir and militants’ hideouts were being attacked.

    He said militants hiding in a compound in Maidan Area have been attacked and 15 militants have been killed including two important commanders. Militants attacked Levy Fort, Chakdara and damaged it. During heavy exchange of fire, three soldiers were killed and eleven were injured.

    He said the militants abducted over 100 individuals, killed 30 security forces personnel, carried out four suicide and eight improvised explosive device attacks, looted six banks, destroyed three police stations and one grid station and damaged two schools after the peace agreement.

  59. rosettasister Says:

    Pakistan’s nukes safe, need help in war against terror: Zardari

    According to Mr. Zardari, terrorism had inflicted huge suffering on the Pakistani people and exacted a high economic cost. Democracy was the cure to the problems besetting the region, he contended.

    “It is a regional problem. It is not an Afghan-initiated problem. It is not a Pakistan-specific problem. It’s a new war, the war of the 21st century.”

    Mr. Zardari pointed out that his slain wife, former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, had warned then US President George Bush (senior) in 1989 that “we had all created a monster and it will come back to bite us”.

    “It bit us all economically. It bit me personally. It has bit Pakistan. It has bit a lot of people personally. A lot of people have felt this pain.

    “Can we defeat this menace? Yes. Let me assure all, together we can but individually I cannot. It is not an easy job to do,” Mr. Zardari maintained.

  60. rosettasister Says:

    A “different” Lisa Liberi?! Are there 3 Lisas now?!

    For the life of me, I cannot understand why DrOrly doesn’t just drop this.

    I repeat, this is just so petty.


    I need two articles and update on Lisa Liberi

    I got a number of questions in re to Lisa Liberi, as through some surrogates Lisa Liberi was spreading rumors that she is an innocent Lisa Liberi, residing in PA and the one, I’ve written about is a different Lisa Liberi, residing in New Mexico.

  61. rosettasister Says:

    Several Guantanamo Bay detainees to be released in Washington, D.C., suburbs, say sources

  62. rosettasister Says:

    To: RandallFlagg; Jet Jaguar; null and void; LucyT; MHGinTN; Fred Nerks; Candor7

    “I just read what Snopes has on this. They are calling the forged COLB as gospel, and are claiming that all of the lawsuits have failed, when they’re still pending. We need to FReep Snopes for this inaccuracy.”

    Been there, done that, repeatedly for almost a year.

    Snopes is the biggest joke on the planet. A liberal leftist married couple, who had nothing better to do with their spare time, started this website as a hobby. They have less than zero experience in doing anything remotely resembling actual research, but true to form, they lie through their teeth like every other dyed-in-the-wool liberal Leftist.

    What’s no joke, however, is when you’ve got a RINO Senator by the name of Jon Kyl quoting them as if he’s quoting Jesus. If Mr. and Mrs. “Snopes” can get away with the crap they write, imagine what a big, fat factchecking site can get away with.

    Oh…wait…we already know the answer to that question!!

    91 posted on Friday, May 08, 2009 8:59:32 AM by Polarik

  63. rosettasister Says:


    Hostile bloggers facing fines, jail?

    Proposal ‘comes close to making it federal offense to log onto Internet’

  64. rosettasister Says:

    The Power of Prayer May 9th 2009 healing experiment

    I’ll be praying for the people of Pakistan.

    Sacred Sites Meditation

    WhenSaturday, May 9, 2009

    WhereAround The World

    DescriptionEarth Begins To Heal As We Unite In Oneness @ 3 PM GMT

    (I don’t think London is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) right now, but what do I know.)

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    New Thread:

  68. hilljimmy Says:

    Looks incredible!!
    What is that red on a road?

  69. rosettasister Says:

    Good question, jimmy!

    I’m not sure myself.

    Just liked the image.

  70. rosettasister Says:

    BTW, you can find our most recent thread here:

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