Just Say No to Fatalism!


    A strict belief in fate is the worst of slavery, imposing upon our necks an everlasting lord and tyrant, whom we are to stand in awe of night and day. – Epicurus

Fate, You Are Not My Mother. Nor My Father.

I know some believe that we will not prevail in reversing course.

Because they believe things have to get a whole lot worse before they’ll get any better.

Don’t believe it!

Our Creator gave us the gift of free will.

Together we can choose a better path.

Nothing is written in stone.

It never was. It never will be.

It’s our fault. We elected these people.

Some of these very same people now are hoping we’ll adopt an air of inevitability about what lies ahead.

I’m pleading with you. Don’t become ensared in this type of mind set!

We cannot change course overnight. But if we keep plugging away. A little here. A little there. We can and must prevent the calamity which some fear is headed our way.

Otherwise, we are doing the Devil’s work for him.



Bust of Epicurus in the Capitoline Museum

The basic tenet of Epicureanism regarding fate is that the wise, having armed themselves with a proper understanding of the workings of the natural world and ridden themselves of the superstitions of the many, can withstand whatever happens to them “by fate”.

Yet whereas the Stoics (and perhaps the majority of the population of the Greco-Roman world) nearly deified fate, Epicurus’ notion of fate is much more akin to random chance and accident, as understood by modern biologists and natural scientists in general. Whereas the Stoics advocated submission to fate, which they saw as stemming from some Universal Reason (Gr. logos), the Epicureans advised rather a certain indifference to fate — as they also did not personify it, and saw it as indifferent to them.

If I could have a dialogue with Epicurus, I’m sure I wouldn’t share his interpretation on many a topic. But what a fascinating individual!

Epicurus on Happiness



97 Responses to “Just Say No to Fatalism!”

  1. blessedistruth Says:

    Just Say “No” To Reconciliation Instructions

    This entry was posted on April 19, 2009


    I’m thinking of starting a series.

    Just say no to …

  2. blessedistruth Says:

    Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d see this in my lifetime.

    Anti-establishmentarianism from the right.

    Fight the power!


    1. antiestablishmentarianism – the doctrine of opposition to the social and political establishment

    Right on!

  3. blessedistruth Says:

    March 24, 2010


    You can click on green arrow at end of each line, I mean if you choose to.

  4. blessedistruth Says:


    Top Searches


    gustav klimt,

    klimt in photography,

    his neighbor the cat is a real swinger too dan hicks, (hehe)

    klimt tree of life

  5. blessedistruth Says:

  6. blessedistruth Says:


  7. song Says:

    love your post Rosa. beautiful picture.

    I have been working on my fourth blog. for some reason, I put a lot on them then….whoosh, I let them go. This time, I might not, because I have figured out that if I get irritated with a post, I can just delete it.


    here I am


    i put a picture of m’self in “about”

    hope you like it Rosa.

  8. blessedistruth Says:

    So that’s song! Aren’t you the pretty one?

    Is your voice as pretty as you are?

    music and poetry, huh? I love it!

    I shall visit often.


  9. blessedistruth Says:

    I listened to parts of Glenn Beck’s TV show while I was out and about.

    I like his message.

    Don’t pick up anything except your scripture book and kneel down and pray.

    Don’t be fooled.

    Non-violent civil disobedience.

    Similar to what I wrote in above post.

    Except I said don’t do the Devil’s work.

    Mr. Beck said don’t give the left a reason to crack down on us.

    the Devil — the left ???


    Can I at least throw a rotten tomato or two?

    Or maybe throw some fake blood on Bart Stupak?

    Would that be kosher?

    I know it might land me in the Big House, maybe Troy and I could be jailbirds together!

  10. blessedistruth Says:

    UFO sighting over Sydney, Australia – March 24, 2010

  11. blessedistruth Says:

    Speaking recently on the Jeff Rense show, retired Colonel Robert B. Willingham admitted chasing a UFO across West Texas in his fighter jet, seeing it crash-land near Del Rio, Texas, and then visiting the crash site later that same day in 1955. The former pilot is convinced that the crashed object was extraterrestrial.

  12. blessedistruth Says:

    Col Willingham Sights UFO &
    Metal Piece He Later Picked Up


  13. song Says:

    kind of you to say Rosa….now at least if you see me at Borders, or if we ever meet, you will recognize me huh?

    my music? .

    looking back, I believed then what is talked about often now that music develops both sides of the brain, and the beauty of it, is that every song, has an affect on our bodies and souls..so? Karlheinz Stockhausen, whose music I am not particularly fond of at all, says, that every song we listen to alters us..
    some songs i sang were beautiful, others?

    not so much.

    typical of any musician, it was and is never good enough. There is that continuum that never leads to perfection…but to improvement
    at least.


  14. blessedistruth Says:


    “Headquarters wouldn’t let us go after it and we played around a little bit. We got to watching how it made 90 degree turns at this high speed and everything. We knew it wasn’t a missile of any type. So then, we confirmed it with the radar control station, and they kept following it, and they claimed that it crashed somewhere off between Texas and the Mexico border.”

    United States Air Force
    Affidavit filed in the 1970s
    Regarding September 6, 1950 event out of San Angelo, Texas
    when he and his navigator were alerted by radar
    control operators of a UFO in their area.

  15. blessedistruth Says:

    There is that continuum that never leads to perfection…but to improvement
    at least.



    an evolving perfection

  16. blessedistruth Says:

    a work in progress

  17. blessedistruth Says:

    UFO Coverup Shattered – USAF Hero Pilot, UFO Crash Investigator Reveals The Truth

    [audio src="http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_Willingham_030810.mp3" /]

  18. song Says:

    did you see the Phoenix lights? I didn’t but wish I had.

  19. blessedistruth Says:


  20. song Says:

    “a work in progress”

    yup…even after all these years Rosa.

  21. blessedistruth Says:

    song Says:

    March 25, 2010 at 12:16 am

    did you see the Phoenix lights? I didn’t but wish I had.


    Not sure what I saw.

    But I was driving back from Bartlett Reservoir and had an OBE …

    while I was driving!

    Strange night.

    I wrote about it once over at RS.

    It’s always a challenge locating something over there.

    But I love a good challenge!

    I hadn’t heard of this gentleman before.

  22. blessedistruth Says:

    “a work in progress”

    yup…even after all these years Rosa.


    creature — an evolving perfection

    Creation — an evolving perfection

    Creator — an evolving perfection?

    Who knows!

    I only know I love my Creator.

  23. blessedistruth Says:

    Found it! Damn, I’m good! hehe


    rosettasister Says:

    September 21, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Just finished watching Greer video I posted above.

    I highly recommend it.

    If you decide to view it, pls watch until the end as just b4 the end he discusses the eschatological aspect I spoke of earlier.

    Some of the video he presents during his talk are eerily similar to what my husband and I recently witnessed up on Lake Powell.

    And the video he has of the Phoenix Lights back in 1997 – phenomenal!

    I was driving home from Bartlett Lake south to Chandler that night and witnessed something.

    It was a very strange night.

    I had started my journey home while it was still light. The reason I’d gone up there alone was because I was going through a lot emotionally at the time.

    And I needed to sort things out.

    The long and winding road from the lake is desolate. Not another soul around.

    And then I “lost” it. It was like having an out-of-body experience except that I was awake and driving.

    Something happened to me that I can’t explain.

    I always thought it strange that it happened the same night as our famous Phoenix Lights.

    One other thing. I’d love to know where Greer stands on the H1N1 vaccine.

  24. song Says:

    Sounds like you had a resonant hyperconnection by accessing the morphic alterations in the system due to the Lights.

  25. blessedistruth Says:

    Posting link in case anyone sees this and wants to view the video I was referring to.


  26. blessedistruth Says:

    Sounds like you had a resonant hyperconnection by accessing the morphic alterations in the system due to the Lights.



    Fascinating stuff!

  27. song Says:

    Well, there are variations on the theme of it all. Some people are highly sensitive to man-made waves, gravitational fields, and this causes a breaking of synaptic connections in the brain, which result in visual imagery, of the broken grey synapses, caused by electrical disturbances in the body which is why so many people have these experiences near military installations.

    Yours sounds like what I wrote above, and there are many ways it could have happened because of how the collective was viewing the Lights from below, in that ripple of the space fabric.

  28. blessedistruth Says:

    I gotta read your book!

  29. song Says:

    yes, it is from a female viewpoint, since so much ET material is from the military industrial complex. I hope it is published, but not yet Rosa…

  30. blessedistruth Says:

    This is a must listen. And I do mean every second.

    UFO Coverup Shattered – USAF Hero Pilot, UFO Crash Investigator Reveals The Truth

    [audio src="http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_Willingham_030810.mp3" /]

  31. sisterrosetta Says:

    Spokesman Jim Manley said Republicans consulting with the Senate parliamentarian had found “two minor provisions” that violate budget rules. The two provisions, dealing with Pell grants for low-income college students, will have to be removed from the bill. Once those provisions are deleted and the Senate passes the measure, the House will have to approve the legislation before sending it to Obama for his signature. Manley said he was confident the House would do so with no problems.

    A victory albeit a small one

    I am eternally grateful to all the repubs and even a few Dems for fighting the good fight

  32. sisterrosetta Says:


    Karl rove

  33. sisterrosetta Says:

    Republicans have a powerful rallying cry in “repeal, replace and reform.” Few voters will want to keep onerous mandates that hit individuals and taxes that hobble economic growth. Rather than spending a trillion dollars on subsidies for insurance companies and Medicaid expansion, as ObamaCare does, Republicans should push for giving individuals the same health-insurance tax break businesses get, which would cost less. Republicans must also continue to press for curbing junk lawsuits, enabling people to buy insurance across state lines, increasing the amount of money they can sock away tax free for medical expenses, and permitting small businesses to pool risk. Opponents of ObamaCare have decisively won the battle for public opinion. As voters start to feel the pain of this new program, Republicans will be in a stronger position if they stay in the fight, make a principled case, and lay out a competing vision.

    Karl rove

  34. sisterrosetta Says:

    an expensive increase in doctors’ fees was postponed to be calculated into a different bill, maintaining that the Democrats have been deceitful.     “Why have an opposition party?” New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg asked, appearing frustrated with the poor chances that any amendment will pass. “Maybe we should just go to a Cuban system.”     “It’s just so arrogant,” Gregg added, suggesting that Democrats had been treating Republicans as pests instead of anything substantial.      And Arizona Republican Sen. John McCain chimed in. “It’s historic in the special deals that have been cut,” he said, likely referring in part to a plan that would allow Florida seniors to keep their Medicare Advantage plans while others lose theirs. “Everybody’s got a deal but the American citizen.”     “This fight is not over,” McCain warned. “We will take it to the towns and cities in America,” he said, predicting that the November elections will be “seismic.”     

  35. sisterrosetta Says:

    The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey, conducted on the first two nights after the president signed the bill, shows that 55% favor repealing the legislation. Forty-two percent (42%) oppose repeal.

    55 to 42

    I like those odds

  36. sisterrosetta Says:

    Adding fuel to the fire is Obama’s persistent refusal to release documents that could provide answers and the appointment – at a cost confirmed to be at least $1.7 million – of myriad lawyers to defend against all requests for his documentation. While his supporters cite an online version of a “Certification of Live Birth” from Hawaii as his birth verification, critics point out such documents actually were issued for children not born in the state. WND also has reported that among the documentation not yet available for Obama includes his kindergarten records, Punahou school records, Occidental College records, Columbia University records, Columbia thesis, Harvard Law School records, Harvard Law Review articles, scholarly articles from the University of Chicago, passport, medical records, files from his years as an Illinois state senator, his Illinois State Bar Association records, any baptism records and his adoption records.

  37. sisterrosetta Says:

    My two cents fwiw


    Don’t even go there

    If you’re asked about it just say as far as you know obama is eligible

    Palin said citizens have a right to question

    Self righteous radio hosts

    Is it that time of month again?

    Back off!

    Why be a birther basher

    Just politely state you don’t agree

    Then state the obvious

    This is not a winning issue and dems will use it against us

    Have faith that the truth will be revealed eventually
    Meantime fight obama on the merits

    And be honest

    Had McCain won

    All things being equal

    Would you be questioning his eligibility

    All in good time


  38. blessedistruth Says:

    Honestly, the murder of Donald Young bothers me a whole lot more than whether or not Obama is eligible.

    No, I don’t believe Obama had any knowledge, then or since.

    But Mr. Young may have been silenced.

    It’s possible.

    Anyway, I pray the perpetrator(s) are brought to justice.

  39. blessedistruth Says:


  40. blessedistruth Says:


    5. Curious Hetero Says:

    April 20, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    So, HillBuzzers, in your expert opinion, what is the diagnosis here, for us clueless heteros…

    Is this what you call “Livin on the down low” as Barry O is also said to do? According to Larry Sinclair, Barry O hired two of his “boy toys” to work in the WH and be close at hand for emergency services. Larry named them both but I didn’t recognize either one. I don’t think they have memorable resumes. Anyway, my understanding of the Down Low lifestyle is that it is more about being serviced by any/all available partners — which to me fits The One’s personality quite well… gimme gimme gimme now now now. But I have a harder time imagining Rahm-E being able to carry that off sub-rosa for very long. He’s too hyper and obnoxious and indiscreet, isn’t he?

    Or is this a case of Closet Queerness? Which to me means Rahm-E is a secret homosexual who conducts a heterosexual life on the surface, with a “beard” wife/family in tow. Maybe he has a special gay partner or small group of gay friends or mixed friends who understand the situation. Maybe Rahm-E’s wife is gay or otherwise engaged, and they have a mutually acceptable arrangement?

    Help us out here guys! You can see what kind of wild conjecture you’ve started. I demand answers! Aren’t we supposed to be able to talk about all this stuff openly? I do love the mystery but I’m getting curiouser and curiouser about the truth…

    Also, I think it’s about time for another peek at Rahm-E’s Peptol Bismol pink house.



    hillbuzz Says:

    April 20, 2009 at 10:41 pm
    Come to Chicago and go to Mini Bar on a Friday or Saturday. You will meet many young men who are very grateful to Rahm Emanuel for his largesse. Go to Man’s Country on Clarke in Andersonville on a Tuesday or Wednesday and you’ll find an older crowd who remembers a young state senator from Chicago who used to go there and brag about his position…always receiving attention from the towel-clad older white guys there, never giving attention. This would have been 1996-2000 or so. By 2003, the young state senator got better handlers and the Man’s Country visits stopped, for one reason or another, in advance of brighter spotlights.



    Curious Hetero Says:

    April 20, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    So you’re basically confirming things I read at Sinclair’s blog last year. Barry O was well known in gay Chicago circles, rather swaggered & bragged about it.

    I am almost afraid to ask the next question. Involving Trinity United “Church”… Donald Something (can’t remember his last name)… the gay choir master from Obama/Wright’s “church” who was murdered in his apartment, execution-style, and who was said to have been a very special friend of our Dear Leader’s. What is the buzz in the gay community about that? That is serious, serious business and conjures up all that is evil rolled into one big stinking dog pile — adultery, murder, conspiracy, coverup, and injustice on a massive scale.

    Mrs. Bucket Says:

    April 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    Why do you think he had no time to go to college classes in NYC?

    Couldn’t have been wild nights at Studio 54, other clubs, and the piers.

    Lawsy lawsy no!

    Chelsea Patriot Says:

    April 21, 2009 at 8:04 am
    Man’s Country!

    I am still dumbfounded after reading that last night. ( I was going to bring this topic up on your open thread today.)

    Man’s Country is the Lowest of The Low!
    (It’s so vile..I never went there. I guess I never felt that bad about myself!)
    God only knows what diseases Barky brought home from that whirlpool to his lovely wife. At best Blackie O. is suffering from chronic athlete foot in Jimmy Choo gardening boots.
    Man’s Country has quite the Memebership role.
    Jeffery Dahmer hung out at Man’s Country!
    ( I remember ABC Channel 7 flashing Jeffery’s Man’s Country memebershipcard, along side his Carol’s card. across the screen.

    Barry and Jeffery!

    Not that’s a couple!

    Illinidiva Says:

    April 21, 2009 at 1:43 pm
    Rahm’s sexual orientation is fairly obvious. Even some in the MSM will snark about it (just like Charlie Crist). But I wasn’t aware that there were any rumors about Barry. I thought that the guy who accused him had made a fool of himself and been discredited and that the more plausible rumor involved the lady in Martinique.

    Mrs. Bucket Says:

    April 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm
    Illinidiva several people pointed out last year that Larry Sinclair wasn’t getting anything good out of his actions (of last year) but still keep on insisting.

    Could it be the indignation of the RIGHTeous?

    lyn Says:

    April 21, 2009 at 3:30 pm
    I guess it depends if you think Larry S made a fool of himself and was discreditted. I find it interesting Joe Bidens son the Del AG had Larry arrested when he held his press conference in DC to talk about Obama’s sex and drugs in the limo..but then shortly after Joe was picked as VP all the charges were dropped against Larry.

    Mrs. Bucket Says:

    April 22, 2009 at 12:33 pm
    RE: “Joe Bidens son the Del AG had Larry arrested when he held his press conference in DC to talk about Obama’s sex and drugs in the limo..but then shortly after Joe was picked as VP all the charges were dropped against Larry.”

    Thanks Illinidiva, I did not know that.

    That’s just not right by Jesus! Nor by a free people!

    (Sometimes hillbuzz is brutally honest. If you suspect HB knows more than HB is letting on, you’d be right.)

    (Rahm Emmanuel is gay???!!!)

  41. blessedistruth Says:

    I heard this from the horse’s mouth.

    Why, you may ask, hasn’t the Chicago gay comunity “come out” about Obama?

    Why did they keep quiet about it.


    Because they wanted a gay (bisexual) man in the White House.

    And they’re hoping that someday the truth will come out.

    What they want is an openly gay man or lesbian woman to run for President.

    Which I’m fine with, BTW.

    I just want to know …

    Who killed Donald Young?

  42. blessedistruth Says:


    (The “Other” Roswell)

    By Noe Torres & Ruben Uriarte

    Posted: 00:01 March 23, 2010


    Retired Colonel Robert B. Willingham, 84, says he visited the site of a crashed unidentified flying object near Del Rio, Texas, in 1955 and saw three non-human entities through a hole in the ruptured hull of the ship.

    The strange beings, two of which were badly mangled, appeared to have died in the crash.

    “It didn’t look like humans to me,” Willingham said during a recent interview on the Jeff Rense radio program.

    The retired aviator said the beings he saw fit the common description of UFO occupants with large heads, slit-like mouths, and arms “like broomsticks.”

    Asked how the dead entities were clothed, Willingham replied, “They weren’t dressed at all.”

    He said that despite the mangled condition of the bodies, he does not recall seeing traces of blood around the creatures.

    “But man, I just got to glance in there, because he [a Mexican Army lieutenant] wouldn’t let me go look in it.”

    Even though he got only a momentary glance inside the wrecked UFO, what he saw has haunted him for the past 55 years.

    The story of Willingham’s 1955 encounter with the crashed UFO began earlier in the day while flying an F-86 fighter jet during a Cold War simulated bombing run out of Carswell Air Force Base in Fort Worth, Texas.

    Willingham and other aviators in his squadron observed an orb of light “as bright as a star” moving across the skies of West Texas at about 2,000 miles per hour.

    The large, intensely bright object, moved generally west to east before suddenly executing a 90-degree turn and heading south toward Del Rio, Texas, located on the border with Mexico.

    Willingham requested and received permission to pursue the object “to find out what the hell it was and give a full report to the commander back at base.”

    Turning his F-86, he followed the object’s contrail down toward the Rio Grande River and observed that the UFO had begun wobbling uncontrollably and descending rapidly.

    He watched as the streak of light nearly took the roof off a house on the Texas side of the border before impacting on the south bank of the Rio Grande, where it skidded for 300 yards prior to coming to rest against a small hill.

    Determined to return to the crash site in a smaller plane that he could land along the riverbank, Willingham returned to his squadron and asked permission to go back to base.

    After returning to Carswell AFB, Willingham turned in his jet and picked up a small, two-seater training plane, which he and a man named Jack Perkins, now deceased, piloted back down to where the UFO had crashed.

    Upon arriving at the crash site, Willingham and Perkins found a damaged silver orb, roughly disc shaped, “sticking in the side of a hill.”

    They also noticed a 300-yard gouge in the earth, where the UFO had skidded before stopping.

    The object, which was still intensely hot, was being guarded by a large detachment of Mexican Army personnel, including several officers – all of them armed.

    The Mexicans would not allow Willingham to get very close to the smoldering wreckage, and a lieutenant told him that they were waiting for the U.S. Air Force to arrive in order to turn the object over to them.

    It was while talking to the lieutenant, whose name he remembers only as “Martinez,” that Willingham caught a glance of the three dead creatures inside the wrecked UFO.

    Told by the Mexicans that they needed to leave, Willingham and Perkins reluctantly got back in their small plane, but not before Willingham picked up a chunk of metallic debris about the size of a man’s hand and stuck it in a pocket of his flight suit.

    Upon later examination back in Fort Worth, Willingham found that the metallic debris had properties unlike any metal known to earth science.

    Attempts to burn it, cut it with a torch, and deform it in any manner were totally unsuccessful.

    The curved piece of silvery-gray metal was highlighted by a honeycombed pattern of holes on each end and metallic ridges along the edges.

    Willingham possessed the unearthly metal for several days before he was ordered to surrender it to a Marine metallurgic laboratory in Maryland, from where it mysteriously “disappeared” days later in an obvious military intelligence cover-up.

    Subsequently, Willingham received threatening phone calls from intelligence operatives warning him to never disclose any of what he had seen “down on the border.”

    Willingham is a highly credible witness who served in World War II and was at one time a personal assistant to General George S. Patton.

    He was a pilot in the Korean War and sustained a battlefield injury in December 1950.

    Willingham later joined the Reserve and became fascinated by the widespread UFO sightings occurring throughout North America in the 1950s and 1960s.

    Why This Case is Unique:

    We have a living witness, Robert B. Willingham, who is now 84 years old but is still in relatively good health and retains a good recollection of the events of his UFO encounter.

    Willingham’s story of a UFO crash near Del Rio, Texas, was known to UFO investigators before the Roswell, New Mexico UFO crash story broke widely in 1980, and as such is known as “the other Roswell.”

    Willingham has signed a written agreement with Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte, giving the authors exclusive rights to tell his full story for the first time ever.

    He has also provided them with hundreds of photographs and other memorabilia from his personal collection.

    In addition, he has already given them hours of testimony about this case and its after-effects.

    Willingham’s amazing story was the basis for a 200-page book written in 2008 by Noe Torres and Ruben Uriarte, titled The Other Roswell: UFO Crash on the Texas-Mexico Border.

  43. blessedistruth Says:

    This is the 3rd time I’ve posted this link.

    I’ll even get my husband to listen to this one!

    “a personal assistant to General George S. Patton”

    That’ll do it!

    And, besides, you’re going to fall in love with this guy!


    This is a must listen. And I do mean every second.

    UFO Coverup Shattered – USAF Hero Pilot, UFO Crash Investigator Reveals The Truth

    [audio src="http://rense.gsradio.net:8080/rense/special/rense_Willingham_030810.mp3" /]

  44. blessedistruth Says:

    I’m looking for old BTR shows, where Terry Dodd and Red Beckman discuss a strategy for fighting the IRS should you be a refusenik on the individual mandate.

    Haven’t found them yet, but I did stumble upon this:

    Upcoming Show: 3/25/2010 6:00 PM (Pacific?)

    Special weekly segment focusing on identifying and eliminating the walls in our minds so as to bring forth the Second American Revolution. Join Terry Dodd, Red Beckman, drkate, and others for a lively discussion and some real life strategy


  45. blessedistruth Says:

    Look for “Terry Dodd” and “Red Beckman”

    It has to do with an article of our Constitution

    And fighting the IRS



    Geez! We’re all gonna end up in jail!

  46. blessedistruth Says:

    Found one:


  47. blessedistruth Says:

    Okay, I found some notes:


    rosettasister Says:

    July 31, 2009 at 1:32 am
    Samuel Chase impeachment trial

    a little bit of everything

    Robert — Hudson Group

    juries properly instructing

    state juries — contempt

    jury assoc

    Red — jury nullification

    the ? movement

    IRS calamity

    TV Montana

    it can be done

    stopped grand jury indictments

    income tax evasion


    nurse babies MDs fees

    prosecute nurse?


    jury won’t convict

    Red — challenge PTB

    7th article Bill of Rights

    most effective

    common law jury trial

    higher than Supreme Court


    problem agencies

    right co-counsel

    judge judicial notice

    govt employee agent

    denies findings conclusions

    clean hands

    can’t do that

    not judge, jury

    judge govt agent

    eye surgery

    denies impartiality

    Red 80

    Colorado — David govt or corporate capacity

    Charles — recuse judges recusal judge refuse

    judge opinion

    stand down

    7th article higher than Supreme Court


    cannot be reexamined by any court in the land

    get rid of jury trial

    absolute power

    conflict of interest

    citizen v govt

    trumps admin procedures


    (Taking notes)

  48. blessedistruth Says:

    rosettasister Says:

    July 31, 2009 at 1:36 am
    Please correct me if I’ve got this wrong.

    In any situation where it’s a citizen v an agency of govt (IRS, etc)

    judge has conflict of interest

    must go to jury under 7th article

    cannot be reexamined

  49. blessedistruth Says:

    Good updates here (keep refreshing)


    Castro Calls Obamacare a ‘Miracle’

  50. blessedistruth Says:

    March 25, 2010


    You can click on green arrow at end of each line, I mean if you choose to.

  51. blessedistruth Says:


    I found him by the stage last night
    D a
    He was breathing his last breath
    A bottle of wine and a cigarette
    D a
    Was all that he had left

    I can see you make the music
    D e
    ’cause you carry a guitar
    God help the troubadour
    F#m g
    Who tries to be a star

    G# a g a
    So play the chords of love, my friend
    G a
    Play the chords of pain
    D a
    If you want to keep your song,
    E a g a
    Don’t, don’t, don’t, don’t play the chords of fame

    I seen my share of hustlers
    As they try to take the world
    When they find their melody
    They’re surrounded by the girls
    But it all fades so quickly
    Like a sunny summer day
    Reporters ask you questions
    They write down what you say


    They’ll rob you of your innocence
    They will put you up for sale
    The more that you will find success
    The more that you will fail
    I been around, I’ve had my share
    And I really can’t complain
    But I wonder who I left behind
    The other side of fame



  52. blessedistruth Says:

    50 Phil Ochs Fans Can’t Be Wrong!


  53. blessedistruth Says:

    I’m listening to Melanie Safka.

    Tracy Chapman sounds very much like her.

    Two beautiful women.

  54. blessedistruth Says:

  55. blessedistruth Says:






  56. blessedistruth Says:

    My Wild Roses are blooming. (White)

    Big time.

    Good omen?

  57. blessedistruth Says:

    “B” to “C”




  58. blessedistruth Says:

    Do you believe?

    “D” to “L”




  59. blessedistruth Says:









  60. sisterrosetta Says:

    If coyotes win tonight

    They clinch

    Then my husband can’t shave for the duration
    How funny is that?!

  61. sisterrosetta Says:

    House Passes Final Health Care Bill 220 to 207 — Politics Daily

    I wonder who was the 220th vote

    In the senate I think 3 dems said no to reconciliation

    Pryor lincoln Ben nelson

  62. sisterrosetta Says:

    Three Democratic senators voted against final passage of the House’s reconciliation package Thursday afternoon—but only one came as a bit of a surprise. Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.), who had been a key negotiator on health care in December, opted not to support the legislation that added fixes to the Senate bill that was signed into law by President Barack Obama Tuesday.

  63. song Says:

    Rosa, Rose, roses good omen

  64. sisterrosetta Says:

    Mornin song

    I’m being a couch potato


  65. sisterrosetta Says:

    tem·po·rized, tem·po·riz·ing, tem·po·riz·es1. To act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision: “Colonial officials . . . ordered to enforce unpopular enactments, tended to temporize, to find excuses for evasion” (J.H. Parry).2. To engage in discussions or negotiations, especially so as to achieve a compromise or gain time.3. To yield to current circumstances or necessities; act to suit the time.[French temporiser, from Old French, from Medieval Latin temporizāre, to pass one’s time, from Latin tempus, tempor-, time.]tem’po·ri·za’tion (-pər-ĭ-zā’shən) n., tem’po·riz’er n.

    Temporist is a temporizer

    Strange dream

    I will have to give this one some thought

  66. sisterrosetta Says:


    I actually dreamt of this website

    I wonder why

  67. sisterrosetta Says:

    Concerns about the U.S. budget deficit are beginning to hurt the Treasury market, says Steve Rodosky, head of Treasury and derivatives trading at bond giant Pacific Investment Management Co. He says he is increasingly worried about the U.S. fiscal outlook. “The government needs to take real action rather than pay lip service” to addressing the fiscal problems.In all, the U.S. government is expected to sell $1.6 trillion in debt this year, including the $118 billion sold this week.There are some temporary factors behind the lackluster demand for this week’s Treasury offerings, such as a reluctance by Japanese investors to make new investments ahead of their fiscal year-end March 31.While this could be just “noise” in the markets, “I think it involves a greater, long-term concern about deficits in the U.S. last 10 or 20 years, about Social Security being in a deficit,” said Brian Fabbri, chief economist North America at BNP Paribas. “And all of the concerns about the U.S. have been heightened by concerns about Greece.”


  68. sisterrosetta Says:

    A better theory: Raters have been intentionally insouciant so as not to incur the wrath of Congress as it fashions new regulations for the firms. U.S. debt-to-GDP may hit 90 percent by 2020, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The CBO also says that Social Security, which accounts for 16 percent of the government’s $46 billion in long-term liabilities, will in 2010 for the first time pay out more in benefits it takes in from taxes.  That is six year earlier than predicted. The slow economy is the near-term cause. But the event marks a key milestone in the program’s long descent toward insolvency. Benefit cuts and tax hikes seem inevitable. But those will lower an already paltry rate of return, especially for younger workers. Letting Americans shift at least some of their government-directed savings into the real economy would generate a bigger nest egg.  This is done in Chile and Sweden, for instance. Yes, stocks are risky. But the market ultimately reflect the real economy. If it booms, so will portfolios. And if doesn’t, Social Security is in even deeper trouble. If there isn’t a conspiracy, someone should hatch one.

    James pethokoukis

  69. sisterrosetta Says:


    Geez Louise!

    How did I miss this one?

  70. sisterrosetta Says:

    Q What can we do about Obama and the birth certificate thing? Cooch: It will get tested in my view when someone… when he signs a law, and someone is convicted of violating it and one of their defenses will be it is not a law because someone qualified to be President didn’t sign it. Q: Is that something you can do as Attorney General? Can you do that or something? Cooch: Well only if there is a conflict where we are suing the federal government for a law they’ve passed. So it’s possible. Q: Because we are talking about the possibility that he was not born in America. Cooch: Right. But at the same time under Rule 11, Federal Rule 11, we gotta have proof of it. Q: How can we get proof? Cooch: Well… that’s a good question. Not one I’ve thought a lot about because it hasn’t been part of my campaign. Someone is going to have to come forward with nailed down testimony that he was born in place B, wherever that is. You know, the speculation is Kenya. And that doesn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility. March 15, 2010

  71. sisterrosetta Says:

    I never listen to mike church but I did for a few minutes this morning

    He was talking about how obama is tearing our country apart with obamacare and not being everyones president

    Then he hesitated

    Then he said he was inclined to believe that obama eligibility is questionable


  72. sisterrosetta Says:

    Sen. Jon Kyl said, “I would guess probably more realistically would be a potential repeal of pieces of the bill.”

    That’s all it would take

  73. sisterrosetta Says:

    Back to the first question: Will he? Governor Perry is in the middle of a re-election campaign and is currently focusing on Bill White. Its doubtful that he wants a distraction from the race. Furthermore, a special session would tie him up for weeks, keeping him off the trail and giving White plenty of ammunition.  Also importantly, a special legislative session would bind Perry’s hands financially. Texas has restrictions on giving and receiving campaign contributions during a legislative session. In short, Perry would not be able to hit the trail, leaving White a major opening to take the seat. That being said, Perry could back a nullification proposal during the regular session in 2011, but even then, such a proposal would be highly controversial and would likely bog down the Legislature, which only has 140 days to conduct business. (The only job the Texas Legislature has to do is pass a budget.) Texas Speaker of the House Joe Straus (R-San Antonio) has said he anticipates voter ID to once again appear on the state’s agenda. Add to that the constitutionally mandated congressional redistricting and throw into the mix the fact that Texas could get as many as three more seats in Congress as a result of the 2010 Census, and the plate is full. If the Texas Legislature were to wade into the nullification pool, it would not be alone. Georgia, Idaho, Arizona and Virginia all have gone down that road to block health care. In all, 36 states have propositions or bills in the works that would ban or limit parts of the health-care bill. The matter already is headed to the courts, and while the governor may cheer from the sidelines, it is unlikely he will use any of his political capital to stop the legislation.  

  74. blessedistruth Says:

    Limbaugh then Hannity (guest host in for Limbaugh)


  75. blessedistruth Says:

    Look at these headlines!

    Use unspent stimulus to pay for unemployment benefits!

    Just pay for it! No more debt!

    “the lackluster demand for this week’s Treasury offerings”

    No one wants to feed our insatiable appetite for debt.

    And we all know what that means, don’t we?!


    Republicans Risk Losing Voter Support over Filibuster – TIME

    Mar 26, 2010 … “I don’t care how we pay for it as long as it’s legitimate, as long as we don’t add to our kids’ debt. And so I’m open and willing to …

    Senate Republicans Want Another Benefits Filibuster? – New America …

    Mar 26, 2010 … “I don’t care how we pay for it as long as it’s legitimate, as long as we don’t add to our kids’ debt. And so I’m open and willing to …

    (Quotes by Tom Coburn )

  76. blessedistruth Says:


    Revised GDP number partly reflects a drop in business investment …good think we are jacking the taxes on capital by 60 -200 percent

  77. blessedistruth Says:

    Friday, March 26, 2010

    “Mal-Distribution of Wealth”

    Posted by: Hugh Hewitt



    The reality of the bill, nicely summed up by Senator Baucus, is that it is a giant tax hike and benefit cut imposed on disfavored constituencies in order to benefit favored constituencies, led primarily by unions and government employees.

    That is why “repeal and replace” is the very powerful rallying cry moving forward, and why the National Republican Congressional Committee has been the beneficiary of so many thousands of donations this week as the goal of ousting Nancy Pelosi and her ruinous policies and staff from their position of influence become the primary driver of the fall vote.

    Because every Democrat in the House voted for her to become Speaker, none are going to be able to campaign as a “moderate” or a “blue dog.”

    There are no moderate Democrats in the House. (What about the House Dems who voted no?)

    They are all supporters of Nancy Pelosi.

    Similarly every Democratic Senator is a supporter of Harry Reid and Max “Mal-Distribution of Wealth” Baucus.

    The National Republican Senatorial Committee will be the beneficiary of voter anger at the Democrats as well.

    The NRCC needs to do only one thing, which is publish a comprehensive list of the 50 to 75 targeted seats in November.

  78. blessedistruth Says:

  79. blessedistruth Says:

    From Hugh Hewitt

    Baucus’ candor is appreciated, though the fact that he waited until the bill passed to announce the real agenda behind the massive tax hikes isn’t a profile in courage. And the seniors on fixed income who are about to lose Medicare Advantage would laugh at Baucus’ pseudo-populism.

    UPDATE: James Lileks had a wonderful rant on my program Thursday about Max Baucus. It’s too good to miss, so here you go.


  80. blessedistruth Says:

    Geez Louise Pilgrims, Lawrence Sinclair and his Mother had actual death threats and the FBI laughed it off.

    Poor dead Donald Young died of lead poisoning murder and Obama on John Walsh’s America’s Most Wanted didn’t even bother to mention his dearly departed friend.

    So it is beyond hypocritical for Democrats who are in the zoo complaining about being petted by the public, when Stupak and these frauds are going to be butchering babies in the womb.

    (Lame Cherry just wants to know … who killed Donald Young?)

  81. blessedistruth Says:

    Bart Stupak. These are messages left by individuals who appear to be pro-life activists—that is, … We think you’re a devil. . . . The country loathes you. …

    (Like I said, Stupak didn’t see this coming because he’s stupid.)

  82. blessedistruth Says:

    james gilliland

  83. blessedistruth Says:


  84. blessedistruth Says:

    Part 2

  85. blessedistruth Says:

    Some of his words resonated with me.

    Like what he said about tyrants imposing their will.

    And hang in there!

    Sort of like what I wrote of above:

    1. To act evasively in order to gain time, avoid argument, or postpone a decision: “Colonial officials . . . ordered to enforce unpopular enactments, tended to temporize, to find excuses for evasion” (J.H. Parry).

    I go back and forth with this.

    And I’m far from perfect.

    But the last two nights I’ve had dreams where being(s) are putting text in front of me.

    So I’ll remember.

    First “No Fatalism” and then “Temporist.”

    But I can read the text and in my dream I say the text aloud.


    Just thought I’d share that.

  86. sisterrosetta Says:

    When Bart Stupak announced his support for the Senate Health Care Reform Bill, one reporter asked him if the deal between Barack Obama and the pro-life Democrats was made face-to-face with the President himself. Mr. Stupak said that he had made the deal working with White House Counsel Robert Bauer. Who is this Robert Bauer – the man capable of selling Bart Stupak a bill of goods on the Executive Order?Prior to his involvement with Mr. Obama, from 2005-2007 Mr. Bauer was a registered lobbyist for America Votes.  In this capacity, he sought to enact laws that would help the fund-raising prospects of left-leaning 527s.  After he finished the campaign of Mr. Obama, he served as the Counsel for the pro-choice election powerhouse EMILY’s List. America Votes (AV) is a coalition of liberal groups that has, according to their website “more than 20,000,000 Americans in every state in the country.” AV is controlled by an Executive Board that consists of 9 members: 5 unions (AFL-CIO, AFSCME, NEA, SEIU, and UFCW), 2 global warming advocacy groups (The Sierra Club and the League of Conservation Voters), 1 general liberal advocacy network (Progressive Future), and, most importantly, the most influential pro-choice lobby – The Planned Parenthood Action Fund. 03/26 04:30 PM

    The corner

    Yes the same Robert Bauer

  87. sisterrosetta Says:

    Perkins Coie, the law firm of Robert Bauer – top lawyer for Obama, Obama’s presidential campaign, the Democratic National Committee and Obama’s Organizing for America – and the same Washington, D.C., lawyer who defended Obama in lawsuits challenging his eligibility. Bauer recently was announced as Obama’s pick to be White House counsel. As WND has reported, Federal Election Commission records for “Obama for America” show that the lobby organization has paid Perkins Coie $1,666,397.01 since the 2008 election.

  88. sisterrosetta Says:

    on Friday, Reps. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and Bart Stupak, D-Mich., said they are asking the CEOs of Caterpillar, Verizon, Deere and others to testify at an April 21 House subcommittee hearing on claims that the health care law could hurt their ability to provide health insurance to workers

  89. blessedistruth Says:

    AT&T to Book $1 Billion Cost on Health-Care Reform


    AT&T, the biggest U.S. phone company, joins Caterpillar Inc., AK Steel Holding Corp. and 3M Co. in recording non-cash expenses against earnings as a result of the law.

    Health-care costs may shave as much as $14 billion from U.S. corporate profits, according to an estimate by benefits consulting firm Towers Watson.

    AT&T employed about 281,000 people as of the end of January.

    “Companies like AT&T, that have large employee bases, are going to have higher health-care costs and, therefore, lower earnings unless they can negotiate something or offer less to their employees,” said Chris Larsen, an analyst at Piper Jaffray & Co. in New York, who rates AT&T shares “overweight” and doesn’t own any himself.

    AT&T previously received a tax-free benefit from the government to subsidize health-care costs for retirees, who would otherwise be on a Medicare Part D plan.

    Under the new bill, AT&T will no longer be able to deduct that subsidy.

    “As a result of this legislation, including the additional tax burden, AT&T will be evaluating prospective changes to the active and retiree health-care benefits offered by the company,” the carrier said in the filing.

  90. sisterrosetta Says:

    According to a report by Congress’s Joint Committee on Taxation, the individual mandate in Obamacare lacks any real enforcement mechanism: The penalty applies to any period the individual does not maintain minimum essential coverage and is determined monthly. The penalty is assessed through the Code and accounted for as an additional amount of Federal tax owed. However, it is not subject to the enforcement provisions of subtitle F of the Code. The use of liens and seizures otherwise authorized for collection of taxes does not apply to the collection of this penalty. Non-compliance with the personal responsibility requirement to have health coverage is not subject to criminal or civil penalties under the Code and interest does not accrue for failure to pay such assessments in a timely manner.

  91. sisterrosetta Says:

    Because without an effective mechanism of enforcing the individual mandate, the entire system is likely to collapse. (The individual mandate is the “third leg of the stool” as many a liberal has been pointing out for months.) Given that the bill also bans insurance companies from denying coverage based on pre-existing conditions, WHY WOULD ANYONE OBTAIN INSURANCE COVERAGE PRIOR TO NEEDING IT? This was already going to be a problem with the relatively low cost of the penalty, but take away any meaningful enforcement of it and it is a complete and total joke. The net result will be an ever increasing shift of healthcare costs on to those who remain in the insurance system (or to tax payers), and possibly even the bankruptcy of the insurance industry. Given all the double-talk the past year over the public option, and the demonizing of private insurers, it is hard not to wonder whether this was by design. But let’s give our Democratic friends the benefit of the doubt, in which case this represents an inexcusable level of incompetence from the people we have just entrusted with overseeing one-sixth of the economy. Nice job guys.

  92. sisterrosetta Says:


  93. sisterrosetta Says:

    And what happens if you don’t buy insurance and you don’t pay the penalty? Well, not much. The law specifically says that no criminal action or liens can be imposed on people who don’t pay the fine. If this actually leads to a world in which large numbers of people don’t buy insurance and tell the IRS to stuff it, you could see that change. But for now, the penalties are low and the enforcement is non-existent.

    Ezra Klein

  94. sisterrosetta Says:


    Oddly enough I found this at APi

    Probably because of raila odinga reference

    Obama support for odinga was enough for me to oppose obama

    That was when our free press became less free
    And don’t forget about the dick morris odinga connection

  95. sisterrosetta Says:

    Well I read the whole thing

    Not sure what is being implied in all instances

    But certainly heartfelt

  96. sisterrosetta Says:

    Democrats don’t like what their bill is doing in the real world, so they now want to intimidate CEOs into keeping quiet.

    Let me echo that.

    I worked for many years in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in whose backyard was Wall Street.

    If a company like AT&T failed to make a legally mandated restatement of its financial position while continuing to participate in the capital markets, it would be investigated and the responsible management officials would likely find themselves prosecuted while the SEC, concurrently, went after the company and its officiallys in civil enforcement suits.

    There are prosecutors and investigators who would salivate at the prospect of doing such a career-making case.

    If we are now under a system where disclosure gets you a public whipping and other threats by the Powers That Be while nondisclosure promises the ruinous expenses of defending against criminal investigations and civil enforcement, this is no longer anything but a thugocracy.

    03/27 12:31 PM


    Waxman and stupak

  97. blessedistruth Says:

    New Thread:


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