Here’s an idea | Fr. Zs Blog

In my reading today, I discovered that the website for Obamacare – you know, the one that doesn’t work – has cost taxpayers over $300 million dollars.$300 million. For the website alone.It could actually be a lot more than $300 million.

Here’s an idea.Let’s just create medical “bank accounts” for every person in the USA. Heck. Let’s include illegals.Then let’s just give every man, woman and child $1 million, earmarked for healthcare. You are born: ka-ching! – you get a million bucks for healthcare from the American tax payer. Whatever the person hasn’t used in her lifetime can then just revert to the taxpayer.$300 million. For the website alone.What’s this all going to to cost by the time we get into it for a while? Billions. Probably trillions. Good grief.

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FARGO – The Obama administration asked North Dakota’s largest health insurer not to publicize how many people have signed up for health insurance through a new online exchange, a company official says.

During a Monday forum in Fargo for people interested in signing up for coverage via the exchange, James Nichol of Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Dakota told the crowd his company received the request from the federal government earlier Monday. Nichol is a consumer sales manager for the company.

Still, a spokeswoman from Blue Cross Blue Shield says about 14 North Dakotans have signed up for coverage since the federal exchange went live Oct. 1. That brings total statewide enrollment to 20 – less than one a day.

Spokeswoman Andrea Dinneen said Tuesday that while Blue Cross generally does not release its internal sales numbers, it has in this case because the problematic rollout of the federal health care exchange is a “unique situation.”

Dinneen said she didn’t have any information about the directive that Nichol referenced Monday night.

An official from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, one of the main the federal agencies handling the federal marketplace, would not directly address questions about the request made of Blue Cross Blue Shield, including whether other insurers were also asked to keep quiet about enrollment.

Representatives from the two other North Dakota companies offering coverage on the federal exchange – Medica and Sanford Health – said they had not received similar directions.

Officials in many of the 14 states that set up their own marketplace, which includes Minnesota, have released some preliminary numbers. Minnesota officials said last week that about 3,700 had begun the process of enrolling for health insurance through the marketplace, called MNsure.

But in North Dakota and the 35 other states that let the federal government take the lead on the exchange, releases from individual insurers like Blue Cross Blue Shield are the only avenue to get enrollment figures until federal officials release statistics, likely sometime in mid-November.

The exchanges route health insurance shoppers to providers that offer plans that qualify for the various rules and regulations of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, often referred to as Obamacare.

In an interview after the Blue Cross Blue Shield event at the Ramada in Fargo, Nichol said he had no further information about the administration’s instructions Monday.

Medica spokesman Greg Bury said the company had received enrollment files but had not yet verified them and thus did not have an enrollment count.

Sanford had enrolled six customers as of Tuesday, spokesman Darren Huber said.

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A Shame

it’s a shame what has happened to our country.

I know in the last election people said they would vote for anybody but Obama. Maybe ppl didn’t think Romney was the greatest choice on the planet. Some ppl complained he wasn’t conservative enough. Romney is a good and decent man.Not perfect of course. Agree with him all the time? Probably not. He would have been far better than Obama. Know what happened? As much as we said anybody but Obama we didn’t follow through.People stayed home. They didn’t bother to vote.

Obama could have been beat but if you don’t cast a vote the other guy wins.

Let me tell something to you ,people on the other side talking trash about the tea party.The tea party started under Bush,not Obama.It stands for Taxed Enough Already.Most of them don’t get into the social issues though I’m sure many of them are conservative. They’re not anarchists.That would be OWS. Anarchists want NO government…at the other end of the political spectrum. TEA party ppl want LIMITED government.There’s a huge difference. They noticed how intrusive government has become.They noticed that the more you give the fed government,the more it spends and the more it needs.It’s become too big for its own britches.It doesn’t answer to the folks anymore. So Harry Reid and Alan Grayson can paint the tea party any way they  want but they’re way off the mark.

I think our country has gone too far over the cliff now to get on the right track.Had we cared enough to get out the vote for Romney we might not be here.Perhaps there’s a reason.The reason may be that we have to learn the hard way.Besides Obama isn’t going to get it on the right track and by 2014 the Republicans will be so demonized that we will get a Democratic House and Senate.Unless ppl wise up by then. They re-elected Obama and they keep electing ppl like Reid and Grayson so i don’t hold out a lot of hope.

I also know that 50% of Catholics voted for Obama. The polls reported it. I want to clarify a few things about the group of Catholics that voted Obama.They probably don’t know or don’t care that missing Mass on Sun and Holy Day of Obligation is a mortal sin.

I bet they seldom attend Mass. I bet they don’t know or don’t care that abortion,euthanasia,same sex marriage,embryonic stem cell research and cloning are intrinsic evils.My guess is that they don’t  have a clue what intrinsically evil means.They have probably never read the Catechism much less own one-and they probably use artificial birth control. On the other hand i bet they think women can be ordained priests-which is a hoot because they most likely don’t attend Mass anyway. If you told them women can’t become priests they would probably go off like a rocket not grasping the reason for it.

These are the Catholics who most likely voted for Obama and if they did so knowing how his administration opposed Catholic teaching(I don’t know how they could not)then they need to know it’s called HERESY.

“The believer accepts the whole deposit as proposed by the Church; the heretic accepts only such parts of it as commend themselves to his own approval. The heretical tenets may be ignorance of the true creed, erroneous judgment, imperfect apprehension and comprehension of dogmas: in none of these does the will play an appreciable part, wherefore one of the necessary conditions of sinfulness–free choice–is wanting and such heresy is merely objective, or material. On the other hand the will may freely incline the intellect to adhere to tenets declared false by the Divine teaching authority of the Church. The impelling motives are many: intellectualpride or exaggerated reliance on one’s own insight; the illusions of religious zeal; the allurements of political or ecclesiastical power; the ties of material interests and personal status; and perhaps others more dishonourable. Heresy thus willed is imputable to the subject and carries with it a varying degree of guilt; it is called formal, because to the material error it adds the informative element of “freely willed”.


It’s funny.I would love to give it another shot at Romney in 2016 but i’ve had the feeling of late he will not run again. We’ll see. I’ve decided to get behind Allen West. Will get into that choice later.He was on my short list of ppl. And Chris Christie was on my list of DEFINITELY NEVER a long time ago. Finally,we can all be optimistic because no matter who is POTUS,Jesus is STILL King.


Alan Grayson Proves My Point

Alan Grayson makes the most obnoxious comments yet he gets re-elected. The Democrats won’t bail on him.You never hear the Dems use the word DINO. Maybe we could learn a few things from the Dems? It’s why they win ppl.

They back their own no matter what. You have to wonder though-what are the people who vote for the guy thinking? Maybe we give  some of the American people too much credit?

why are the Republicans getting the rap?

You mean to tell me with all the scandals Obama got away with that the Republicans are taking all the heat for the shut down? The American people can’t possibly be that ignorant not to understand what is going on here.

Anyone notice how selective the closings were? The worst one was the disservice done to our vets. It had to be deliberate.They let Pelosi and her gang in the mall. The death benefits for the families of the fallen could have been taken care of with a stroke of the pen by Obama. Let’s take a good look at how our military is treated PERIOD. The Va is not getting timely help to these ppl on a regular basis. The only thing Obama ever worried about was whether DADT got repealed.That’s ALL he really cares about-he has no respect for our military.NONE.He wanted the same sex agenda to infiltrate the military. Death Benefits to the families of the Fallen? Not a peep.Getting the Va on the ball taking care of our wounded and disabled soldiers? Don’t hold your breathe. DADT repealed? Right on it. Any chance he might have at least tried to have the embassy at Benghazi protected? NONE. After the attack what does he do? Piles LIE upon LIE.How many times did the Obama admin mention the video? How bout  Hillary’s testimony? “What difference does it make?” What she meant was-do we really have to be held accountable? Obama gets away with everything. He’s never to blame.Never held accountable.He never holds anyone in his administration accountable either.He just moves them to another position and pays them there. Trust me when i say this->.He’ll back up Sebelius no matter what and when the news cycle moves along she’ll skate. NOBODY will be held accountable.Remember when the IRS scandal first broke? What did the Obama admin claim?  It was 2 workers out in Cincinnati.Nothing more…Nothing to see here.Move along.

As for the other closings.How did they affect the public at large? The only way MOST of us knew there was a shut down at all was the drum beat in the media. The closings that did happen were selective.Where it would inflict the most pain on the folks.None on the Fed.

The Republicans were somewhat responsible but they did TRY to get CR through and they got tabled by the Senate.The only mistake the Republicans made was playing into the Dem hands. They took the bait.Obamacare would have failed on its own.

The govt shut down hurt the US Economy.Shame on those Republicans.After what Obama and the Dems have already done to the economy I honestly don’t know how the shut down could have done any really significant damage that hadn’t been done already. Just sayin.

When Obama ran for re-election the unemployment rate was over 8% and that’s not counting the ppl that quit looking for work.

Under Obama more ppl are on food stamps  than ever and the poverty rate has grown  to 1 in 6.There are 8 major US cities going belly up under Democratic mayors.

What happens? Obama gets re-elected. Yet,the Republicans get attacked and take ALL the blame for the shut down.

How about this people? THE IRS scandal,Benghazi,Solyndra,Fast and Furious and the Obamacare roll out. Anyone accountable? Of course not. Obama skates.

Take a real close look at Obama.

Our economy is tanking and people need jobs-he spends years pushing Obamacare. When he’s not doing that he’s championing the LGBT community. That should create jobs and get the economy going,right?

Now that he’s had this terrific rolling out of  Obamacare …he’s onto his next big item.ILLEGAL Immigration reform. What the news cycle missed with all the distractions going on-Another Obama brainstorm. Common Core.

Lovely.He  gets the Fed government to indoctrinate your kids and you don’t even realize it.

But those Rascally Republicans get the rap for the shut down and the Democrats? Democrats? What Democrats? They tried to keep the government open.Sure they did. (THINK!)

.It doesn’t matter what Obama does nor the Democrats who support him . Who cares? It’s those terrible Republicans that are the REAL problem.

Btw HERE IS the trutH about Common Core.Check out the you tube. They slipped it in under the radar.

why “loveislove” doesn’t work

For the same reason that if i would go outside of my marriage vows to seek affection it might be a lot of things-it might even be an emotional feeling that is gratifying-but it would not be love.It would be adultery.It would be breaking a trust with my husband and myself. It would be making a mockery of the vows i took.I wouldn’t do it for a host of reasons . The idea that loveislove would not be a good excuse. Love is not a feeling.Love is a decision.

A key part of what makes us married is that we are complementary. Two men and two women cannot have that complementarity. They are the same.The best 2 ppl of the same gender can do is MIMIC the relationship between male and female. I know that there are same sex couples being permitted to adopt children. I can’t think of any other reason to do such a thing except to raise children that will accept the homosexual lifestyle.Children need a mom and dad. Not 2 moms  with one mimicking dad or 2 dads and one mimicking mom.Childhood and adolescence is NOT the time to bring in confusion when these identities are just being formed.There is a sexual identity that children acquire from mom and dad. When  children don’t have the benefit of both parents it is helpful to have a female or male role model in their life.It’s not helpful to thrust on them a disordered sexual attraction.

Mom and dad will always be the ideal. Nature and nurture is designed for male/female.We all know that special moment when a husband and wife bring their newborn baby into the world.

duke and duchess

You may have seen these 2 on tv.It’s the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with their newborn baby outside St Mary’s hospital in London.When most of us see that-even if we’re not really following the royal family-we realize it’s special.I think even small children have a sense  that a man and a woman are meant for each other.The truth is they are made for each other. Now I’ve been married a little over 20 yrs. I’m almost always romantic.Whenever my husband goes anywhere I always give him a little smooch on the cheek. You never know. If we’ve been arguing i make a point of doing it. I do not want us to part company with hard feelings. As for being in love-i wouldn’t pin it down to sexual attraction or arousal. When he’s awake at 3:00 a.m. and I’m  still packing his legs in ice because his condition is so painful i would be more apt to call that love. I can be grumpy over it because we’re both so tired but it’s a decision I make to go through with it whether i feel like it or not. Sexual proclivity does not equal love. Pedophiles are attracted to young children. Some adults are into porn and get lured into risky sexual behaviors. I wouldn’t call that love either.Adultery-sex before and outside of marriage-is not love but we have a mistaken notion in our culture that if we feel attracted to someone physically that’s love and if there’s no fireworks then it isn’t.It gets young adults into a lot of trouble. They don’t equate self control out of concern for the other person with love.

So the idea that love is love translates into sexual proclivity and has nothing to do with love.It is altogether possible to love someone and not have sexual relations. Parents and children, friendships(even friendships with person who have same sex attraction)…we are called to charity for ALL persons because of our innate dignity as human beings. Take that to heart. I am not calling for attacks on homosexuals either verbally or physically.I would NEVER put out a green light to do such a thing against ANY person.ADAMANTLY pro life as well as pro marriage.

I feel for people with a disordered sexual attraction. They can form disinterested friendships. It may be difficult for them so we should feel compassion and understanding BUT we need to be clear.We don’t redefine marriage and further erode the foundation of a society-which is the family-to accommodate a disordered sexual attraction.

Nature tells us that male/female were made for each other.  It’s simple. If the human race had begun with either 2 males or 2 females the human race would have ended before it began. It’s true that not all male/female relationships produce children.Some can’t for a variety of reasons. However a male/male or female/female can NEVER produce children.

We hear that people with same sex attraction are ‘born that way’. There is no gene.It’s a choice to act or not act; we have  a say over our behaviors. Obama keeps repeating love is love;it is more an excuse to engage in all kinds of behaviors and little to do with love. There is no such thing as ‘marriage equality.’  A homosexual marriage is not equal to an actual marriage. If you have a culture that accepts depravity,sexual promiscuity,sex outside of marriage,the oversexualization of children and the use of persons (even IN marriage)as sexual objects meant for our own gratification it’s not a big stretch for the culture to accept a disordered sexual attraction; then take it one step further and try to redefine marriage.Once you redefine marriage it has no meaning at all. It’s not good for anyone.If Obama wants to teach his daughters about an immoral lifestyle that’s up to him. Let’s not enforce it on a whole country.Let’s not have government take over the job of parents and have our schools teaching kids it’s ok to have an immoral lifestyle.It’s the job of parents to instill moral values in their children and not the job of our schools to destroy them. Communism went that route. It didn’t work out very well.

We respect marriage and hold it in the highest regard or we should Our hope is that parents pass that onto their kids.It’s to the betterment of our culture and’s the cornerstone of civilization. We don’t make it cheap.We don’t treat other persons as objects.We definitely don’t redefine it and lose its meaning altogether.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church explains:

 “Sexuality, by means of which man and woman give themselves to one another through the acts which are proper and exclusive to spouses, is not something simply biological, but concerns the innermost being of the human person as such. It is realized in a truly human way only if it is an integral part of the love by which a man and woman commit themselves totally to one another until death”
 The spouses’ union achieves the twofold end of marriage: the good of the spouses themselves and the transmission of life. These two meanings or values of marriage cannot be separated without altering the couple’s spiritual life and compromising the goods of marriage and the future of the family. The conjugal love of man and woman thus stands under the twofold obligation of fidelity and fecundity.