Daily Archives: June 28, 2009

RIP Billy Mays

Billy Mays was found dead this morning at his home in Florida. He was 50 years old, he would have been 51 on the 40th anniversary of Man’s first steps on the Moon, July 20th.

Our condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends.

May the Lord bless thee, and keep thee:

May the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:

May the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

The Cap and Tax Bill

Hubby and I called and emailed our representative prior to the vote on the bill to tell her that we wanted her to vote no. Hubby had called, and I had emailed. Then Friday, Hubby emailed her again. She still voted yes. Following is the text of the email that Hubby sent:

Madam Congresswoman,

I left a message yesterday regarding my desire for you to vote no on two legislative matters, National Energy Tax Bill (Cap and Trade) now under discussion and Healthcare reform coming up soon.

With the healthcare measure I am concerned with the strong possibility that we are revisiting the mistakes of the “Great Society”  which gave us generations of welfare and the corresponding debt to the nation and damage to the family structure it created. Government participation/control will most definitely lead to a single payer system creating the same damage to the nation. Perhaps Congress should consider tort reform so doctors are relieved of the need to order unnecessary testing to cover their backsides and possibly reducing their malpractice liability costs.

With regard to Cap and Trade, I am watching C-Span at this moment and I am appalled at the behavior of your colleagues. A bill is not present on the floor containing at least 300 pages added in the middle of the night. What I am seeing is a food fight by individuals unworthy of the role of dog catcher, much less responsible for crafting laws that will ultimately impact everyday Americans.

Please do the responsible thing and save myself and the rest of your constituents the crippling tax and living expense increase to obtain a dubious .01 degree reduction in temperature in the next 91 years. We see this argument day in and day out, and to be frank, the data driving the debate is a statistical outlier when taken in context of the age of this planet. One century of data is insufficient to predict global patterns that typically span thousands to tens of thousands of years.

I welcome your feedback and trust your vote will reflect the will of your constituents and the ideological path of your colleagues.

Best Regards,

I don’t know how much writing and calling our Senators will do. We’re stuck with Dick Durbin and Roland Burris…