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day in a picture20 brought this up in a comment yesterday. 

A Conversation with a Conservative on Health care


4 things really jumped out at me in my back and forth with this person.

# 1 – They don’t read the posts they link to.

# 2 – The Conservative ‘alternative’ to Obamacare is if people don’t have insurance – too bad.

# 3 – Conservatives don’t understand the difference between insurance and health care. To them, as Mitt Romney explained, health care is a trip to the Emergency Room.

# 4 – Conservatives (i.e. teabaggers) actually believe that the Constitution limits what Government can do.

In reality the Constitution is the ‘Social Contract’ between ‘We the People’ and the Government of the United States Of America.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America”.

The Preamble is the benefits ‘We the People’ will receive from a structured, organized and stable Government – a society.

The Constitution itself is not what the Government will do but how the Government will function.

But that’s what the teabaggers, the Republican Party wants to stop – our Government from governing.

Several day sago I made a post : ‘“Where Obamacare Premiums Will Soar” and ‘Oh, Yeah, There’s This Other Stuff About Obamacare’ @ :

And the next day I got a ‘pingback’ from :

The following is the back and forth we had for a couple of days.
******************’Father Kane’ :**************
‘LOL. Thanks for the link and The Obama Crat reblog of my post’.

‘So two of your related articles are the same post’.

‘Read much’?

‘You might try it’.

‘The post I made explains that most States will see decreases and the reason some are saying insurance rates are going up is they are comparing different types of plans and also ignoring the higher deductions and less coverage..’

‘Best part of all…..absolutely nothing from Conservatives as to alternatives’.

‘Let’s just let 34 to 56 millions people go with out health care insurance’.

‘That’s the Conservative idea of ‘American Expceptionalism’.

‘Doing nothing and complaining when others at least try’.
****************’Reply ?’***************

realakula51 Post author
August 12, 2013 at 08:27
‘Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I’ll get them removed’.

‘I certainly wasn’t trying to link to anything that was pro-PP/ACA’.

‘The alternative is to get the Federal Government out of the health insurance business, where it never should have been to begin with’.

‘By allowing it to manipulate the tax code to “subsidize” employer-provided benefits, they have adversely affected the market’.

‘It seems very interesting that your main tone of your comment is designed to be personally insulting to me, as if to provoke a reaction. You really need to get a new playbook from Axelrod, that one is pretty stale’.

‘If people can’t afford health insurance, they don’t get it. Pretty simple – especially since nobody in this country is ever *denied healthcare*’.

‘Have a great Monday, I know I will’!
*****************’Reply ?’*******************

Father Kane
August 12, 2013 at 08:39
‘I am and will have a great day’.

‘Again you offered no alternative to those that can’t afford insurance’.

‘And your ‘solution’ that no one is *denied healthcare* means that usually those that don’t have insurance use the emergency room (the most costly form of *health care*) and the vast majority default on thier medical bills’.

‘That raises every ones cost of health care’.

‘Doing nothing – thinking that the emergency room is *health care* is not an option’.

‘Health and the lack of care cost all of us in higher medical costs and it costs business in less production’.

‘As to you thinking the comment was personal’.


‘Defend what you wrote’.

‘And start reading what you link’.
realakula51 Post author
August 12, 2013 at 09:24
‘Nobody in a universe based on sanity can come to the conclusion that you can provide more insurance to more people and have costs go down. That sort of logic only happens in some progressive liberal fantasy-land’.

‘Rates are and will skyrocket – are you buying into whatever distortions are caused to the narrative by the simple fact that they’ve been taxing us for this for years, and it still isn’t implemented? When you bake 10 years of taxation into a pie that only covers 6…5…or will it finally be 4 years – it’s nothing but a recipe for fail. These are undeniable facts’.

‘Costs were designed to soar – this legislation was designed to destroy the health insurance industry, and was from the start. Harry Reid has all but admitted it’s just a signpost no their roadmap to a single-payor apocalypse’.

‘No thanks’!
Father Kane
August 12, 2013 at 10:25
‘You’re confusing or maybe you simply don’t understand the difference between health care and insurance’.

‘When you get sick….do you go to your insurance company? Or a doctor’?

‘We have 34 to 56 million people in this Country that don’t have insurance’.

‘So when they get sick…..really sick….they have to go to the emergency room’.

‘That is the most costly form of health care’.

‘Also…the care given at an emergency is only for the emergency’.

‘Any other condition(s), the hospital staff refer you to your ‘family doctor’’.

‘Emergency rooms don’t offer health care’.

‘They treat emergencies’.

‘That is the health care problem we have in America’.

‘We don’t have an insurance problem in America’.

‘They are among the most profitable companies in America’.

‘Rates will not ‘soar’’.

‘On some plans, yes the cost will go up and on others it will go down’.

‘Just as all of us pay taxes for roads, air travel, train travel, military, Veterans, etc…we will all pay taxes for what will be the beginnings of a national health care’.

‘That is the ‘social contract’ in our Constitution’.

‘Insurance companies will still be around when we eventually move to a National Single Payer Health Care Plan’.

‘So again understand the difference between health care and health insurance’.

‘A health insurance company should not set the standards of what care a patient will receive’.

‘Only a doctor should do that’.
realakula51 Post author
August 12, 2013 at 20:22
‘Where to begin with all of that drivel’?

‘Please point out any mention of a social contract in our Constitution’.

‘Rates already have soared. You’re the one living in dreamland. Peace’.
Father Kane
August 13, 2013 at 07:23
‘Good Buddha’!

‘It’s the Preamble to the Constitution : “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

‘Now you were just kidding right’?
‘You had to have known that’?

realakula51 Post author
August 12, 2013 at 20:24
‘The entire (and only) purpose of the Constitution is to limit the power of the Federal Government. Are you sure we live in the same country’?
August 13, 2013 at 07:25

‘The purpose of the Constitution to is establish how we will govern ourselves’.

‘What we do to Govern ourselves is a matter of debate and for each generation to decide as the circumstances of our present and the direction of our future are chosen’.

A ‘Conservative’ vision for America – ‘Amendment to state GOP bylaws could remove College Republicans chair for same-sex marriage comments’

closed minded GOP

So much for free speech in the Republican version of Alabama….

When you enter the Republican Party – you WILL agree with everything THEY say.

No independent thinking.

That’s Un Republican and therefore Un American.

‘To be reinstated, the individual must publicly rescind his or her comments, the amendment states’.

TUSCALOOSA, Alabama — ‘A proposed amendment to the state’s Republican Party bylaws would allow the removal of the Alabama College Republicans chairwoman, who spoke out in favor of same-sex marriage in June, from the party’s steering committee’.

‘Following the Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act in June, chairwoman and University of Alabama student Stephanie Petelos spoke to about the generational divide between party leadership and young conservatives on the issue’.

‘She told Buzzfeed the comments reportedly infuriated party leaders, who began attempting then to remove her from the steering committee’.

‘They struck a deal in which Petelos would not speak to the press on the issue, and committee members would stop trying to oust her’.

‘The proposed amendment, sponsored by Don Wallace of Tuscaloosa and Bonnie Sachs of Double Springs, states no one can continue to serve on the steering committee if they publicly advocate a position contrary to the platform adopted at the Republican National Convention’.
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UPDATE # 8 – ‘The Citadel: Gun-Loving Americans Signing Up to Live in Idaho Fortress Community’


I’ve written about this gun nut group a number of times…..well 8 to be exact.

T.S. Eliot’s ‘The Shadow Men’ explains their future…..”not with a bang (pun intended) but a whimper”.

After being on Glenn Beck, Drudge Report and other wing nut – gun nut sites, they have conned and make no mistake – this is a con, 26 people into paying $210.00 per day to go to their ‘mountain top’, bring their own food, water, sleeping arrangements and especially their guns for a 3 day ‘PatCon’.

Well the ‘leader’ a convicted extortionists, did get the ‘con’ right in ‘PatCon’.

Oh and just a reminder of how much of a gun nut you have to be just to live there….

26 people after a year of advertising……

Say good bye to your money 26 ‘patriots’ and enjoy the view from that mountain top.

You won’t see the view or your money again.

‘Citadel PatCon’
September 6, 7 & 8
Citadel PatCon
‘OK – we’re having a PatCon at the Citadel Beachhead’!

‘September 6, 7 & 8th’.

‘The Beachhead is at the top of a mountain. It is steep at the top of a mountain. There are dirt roads, 4×4 is recommended, but my milk truck made it when the dirt was dry’.

‘A bulldozer leveled a pad site that is roughly 120′ wide and 220′ long. There is a simple wooden shed on-site’.

‘That’s it’.

‘There is no well. There is no septic field. There is no shelter beyond the shed. Anyone who would like to buy a well, septic field or building, let me know’.

‘This PatCon will be real camping. Holly has arranged for porta-johns on-site. That’s it. We aren’t renting a canopy tent to protect us from the weather – the local rental place wants more than $1,000 for a simple canopy tent for 3 days. That ain’t happenin’.

‘Bring food and water. Bring your trailer or tent. Bring everything you need or want to be comfy. Holly and I go to campfires and candles when the sun goes down. We won’t have a genset. Feel free to bring yours and have all the modern conveniences. Bring whatever you need to keep your food from spoiling. In other words, plan as if you intend to camp alone, and bring everything you need. Bring your dogs, but if they have an attitude problem, leash them or leave them elsewhere. My dogs will be well-removed from the camp area, because they think it is fun to chew on other dogs until they stop squeaking’.

‘Jim Miller plans to be there, so we’ll talk III Arms’.

‘Holly and I will be there and we will host a CQB weekend – “Fight to your weapon” on Saturday and “Groundfighting 101” on Sunday’.

‘Several Founders and others have already announced they will be there’.

‘As a group we will discuss all things Citadel’.

‘Those in the Congress will huddle up and discuss how best to proceed’.

‘We will talk about the III 300’.

‘We’ll talk about anything that anyone wants to bring up’.

‘Most importantly, we’ll be together, face to face, sharing space and breaking bread. Many of the people who will be there will be our Tribe’.

‘Everyone is welcome’.

‘Firearms: Bring them if you wish, but there is one rule that simply may not be compromised – your firearms must remain under your direct physical control at all times. Leaning an AR against a tree 20 feet away is a Fail. It doesn’t have to be in a sling or in your hands 24/7, but it must remain within reach, or put it away’.

‘Security: We may get some media, even lurking in the treeline. We may get some locals – friend or foe. I plan on having some limited electronic widgets, and we will challenge anyone who happens upon the road that cuts across our property – because there is no reason for them to be there except to eyeball us’.

‘We’ll probably have a drone assigned to our little gig all weekend. ;’)

‘We will discuss the legal details with Jim and probably raffle a III Arms Minuteman AR-15 as a small fundraiser for the Citadel – all raffle money (after we pay for the rifle) will go into the site’.

‘Be prepared – my understanding is that Idaho has been very dry this summer. There may be a no-open-fire rule in effect’.

‘But we will be together. We have already taken control of our lives and our Liberty, and we are making it happen. Now we get to share some time together and grow even closer. We are making our dreams come true’.

K & HK

‘Cost’ :

‘Citadel PatCon CQB Enrollment’
‘Saturday 1 person = $210.00’
‘Saturday 2 people = $420.00’
‘Sat & Sun 1 person = $270.00’
‘Sat & Sun 2 people = $540.00’

They have 26 ‘votes’ meaning 26 people will be showing up.
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