The 2012 Party Of ‘NO!’

Would the American People change the Constitution to explicitly allow the (limited) government of the people, by the people, and for the people to force them to buy a product under penalty of taxation OR law?

The answer, is a resounding, NO!

I’m definitely a member of that Party of ‘NO!’

CCTP Speakers Series – Doreen Hannes – Controlling The Food

Doreen Hannes provided a particularly troubling view of the control of our food supply by the Federal Government and the United Nations.  It is a great segue to the Agenda 21 speaker, Ray Cunio, that will speak on 4/17/12 at our monthly Third Tuesday Tea Time.

A couple of tidbits that stood out with me is, due to stifling regulations,  by volume, 20% of the U.S. food supply is grown / harvested / created outside the United States with larger percentages in various categories:

  • 99% of the grapefruit juice we drink is produced on American soil
  • 25% of orange juice is imported
  • 50% of fresh fruit is imported
  • 86% of the shrimp, salmon, tilapia and other fish and shellfish
  • 85% of the apple juice we drink is imported
  • 44% of the dry peas and lentils Americans consume are imported

And, only 2% of Americans are engaged in Agriculture.

Doreen provided some information to be distributed at the 3/24/12 event, but the e-mail go mixed up somewhere in ‘the cloud’.

Here are the documents she provided for the event:

Doreen Hannes – Stevens County Pushback

Doreen Hannes – Alphabet Soup Key

Doreen Hannes – Stevens County Pushback

Free Candy

Adapted from E-Mail:

The folks who are getting the free candy don’t like the folks who are paying for the free candy, because the folks who are paying for the free candy can no longer afford to pay for both the free candy and their own stuff.

And, the folks who are paying for the free candy want the free candy to stop.

And the folks who are getting the free candy want even more free candy on top of the free candy they are already getting!

Now… the people who are forcing the people who pay for the free candy have told the people who are RECEIVING the free candy that the people who are PAYING for the free candy are being mean, prejudiced, and racist.

So… the people who are GETTING the free candy have been convinced they need to hate the people who are paying for the free candy by the people who are forcing some people to pay for their free candy and giving them the free candy in the first place.

We have let the free candy giving go on for so long that there are now more people getting free candy than paying for the free candy.

So, who is being selfish?  The one’s sick of paying for the free candy?  Or, the ones bitching because we don’t want to pay for their free candy?

Typical Leftist Women’s Hypocrisy

Leftist women across the country are capitalizing on faux outrage against Rush Limbaugh for his comments about the discredited Sandra Fluke… …who somehow needs $3,000 per year for Contraception but doesn’t fit the adjective “promiscuous” …the definition for slut.

They ignore Bill Maher, Ed Shultz, and Keith Olbermann’s far more egregious verbal assault on Conservative Women such as Sarah Palin and Laura Ingraham.  But, say a few inappropriate words about poor Sandra Fluke (who is indeed prostituting herself to the leftist assault on religious freedom), and the bras are getting burned once again.

In today’s Southeast Missourian, the story describes two unnamed women’s groups that dropped petitions and toilet paper rolls at House Speaker Stephen Tilley’s office in protest of Rush Limbaugh.  The leftist state run Associated Press certainly wouldn’t want to name the groups, so real news reporters could follow up.

We all know this.  When the bust of Rush Limbaugh is placed among Missouri’s celebrities, we can count on leftist scum to deface it in the same way Occupy St. Louis defaced local landmarks.

But, what will they do with the bust of David Rice Atchison?

h/t house.mo.govAs typical with short-sighted liberal progs, they ignore the history of certain Missouri Hall of Fame members.

“Atchison is best known for the claim that for one day (March 4, 1849) he may have been Acting President of the United States.”

But the larger part of his life was spent as a rabid, “prominent pro-slavery activist and Border Ruffian leader, deeply involved with violence against abolitionists and other free-staters during the ‘Bleeding Kansas’ events.”

Of course, the Hall of Famous Missourians page for Atchison omits that part of the story.

“As a Senator, Atchison was a fervent advocate of slavery and territorial expansion. He supported the annexation of Texas and the U.S.-Mexican War. Atchison and Missouri’s other Senator, the venerable Thomas Hart Benton, became rivals and finally enemies. Benton declared himself to be against slavery in 1849, and in 1851 Atchison allied with the Whigs to defeat Benton for re-election.”

“Atchison proposed that the [Kansas/Nebraska] area be organized and that the section of the Missouri Compromise banning slavery there be repealed in favor of popular sovereignty, under which the settlers in each territory would decide themselves whether slavery would be allowed.”

“At Atchison’s request, Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois introduced the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which embodied this idea, in November 1853. The Act became law in May 1854, establishing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska.”

So ladies, where are the petitions and toilet paper bombs being delivered to decry the inclusion of this racist pro-slavery U.S. Senator in the Missouri Hall of Fame?  Where’s the outrage?

Well, Atchison is a Democrat, so we can count on your typical leftist double standard justifying his behavior because he’s on your side.  We’ll expect to see his bust being adorned with gardenias and roses while your thugs defecate on Rush’s.

How any reasonable Missourian can vote with the Democrat party and it’s advancement of Infanticide, Racism, Misogyny, Double Standards and it’s attacks at the very heart of the Constitution is beyond me.

Leftist women across the country are capitalizing on faux outrage against Rush Limbaugh for his comments about the discredited Sandra Fluke… …who somehow needs $3,000 per year for Contraception but doesn’t fit the adjective “promiscuous” …the definition for slut.

They ignore Bill Maher, Ed Shultz, and Keith Olbermann’s far more egregious verbal assault on Conservative Women such as Sarah Palin and Laura Ingraham.  But, say a few inappropriate words about poor Sandra Fluke (who is indeed prostituting herself to the leftist assault on religious freedom), and the bras are getting burned once again.

In today’s Southeast Missourian, the story describes two unnamed women’s groups that dropped petitions and toilet paper rolls at House Speaker Stephen Tilley’s office in protest of Rush Limbaugh.  The leftist state run Associated Press certainly wouldn’t want to name the groups, so real news reporters could follow up.

We all know this.  When the bust of Rush Limbaugh is placed among Missouri’s celebrities, we can count on leftist scum to deface it in the same way Occupy St. Louis defaced local landmarks.

But, what will they do with the bust of David Rice Atchison?

h/t house.mo.govAs typical with short-sighted liberal progs, they ignore the history of certain Missouri Hall of Fame members.

Atchison is best known for the claim that for one day (March 4, 1849) he may have been Acting President of the United States.

But the larger part of his life was spent as a rabid,

“prominent pro-slavery activist and Border Ruffian leader, deeply involved with violence against abolitionists and other free-staters during the ‘Bleeding Kansas’ events.”

Of course, the Hall of Famous Missourians page for Atchison omits that part of the story.

“As a Senator, Atchison was a fervent advocate of slavery and territorial expansion. He supported the annexation of Texas and the U.S.-Mexican War. Atchison and Missouri’s other Senator, the venerable Thomas Hart Benton, became rivals and finally enemies. Benton declared himself to be against slavery in 1849, and in 1851 Atchison allied with the Whigs to defeat Benton for re-election.”

“Atchison proposed that the [Kansas/Nebraska] area be organized and that the section of the Missouri Compromise banning slavery there be repealed in favor of popular sovereignty, under which the settlers in each territory would decide themselves whether slavery would be allowed.”

“At Atchison’s request, Senator Stephen Douglas of Illinois introduced the Kansas-Nebraska Act, which embodied this idea, in November 1853. The Act became law in May 1854, establishing the Territories of Kansas and Nebraska.”

So ladies, where are the petitions and toilet paper bombs being delivered to decry the inclusion of this racist pro-slavery U.S. Senator in the Missouri Hall of Fame?  Where’s the outrage?

Well, Atchison is a Democrat, so we can count on your typical leftist double standard justifying his behavior because he’s on your side.  We’ll expect to see his bust being adorned with gardenias and roses while your thugs defecate on Rush’s.

How any reasonable Missourian can vote with the Democrat party and it’s advancement of Infanticide, Racism, Misogyny, Double Standards and it’s attacks at the very heart of the Constitution is beyond me.

The Cheney-Law

Failing KC and St. Louis schools, faux balanced budgets, MO DOT wasting millions, an SOS that won’t clear the dead from the voters roles, attack after attack on our freedoms by the MO Legislature / Federal Government…

…and our precious legislative session time is being used to argue the Cheney-Law… …about whether to let someone hunt after he accidentally kills one of his hunting mates?!?!

Focus people. Focus!

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri senators have endorsed legislation allowing the Conservation Commission to levy tougher penalties on hunters who accidentally kill someone.

The measure would let the commission impose a 10-year suspension of hunting privileges on anyone who accidently kills another person while hunting. Officials already can suspend hunting privileges for up to five years when someone is injured by a weapon in a hunting accident. Commissioners would decide whether to invoke the penalty.

Senate Majority Leader Tom Dempsey proposed the tougher penalty after the husband of a constituent was killed in a hunting accident.

Fellow Republican Sen. Jason Crowell objected. He pointed out that motorists are not barred from driving after hurting someone else in an accident.

Senator Crowell should object… …to the time that is being wasted on this measure when so many other issues are stunningly more pressing.  I’m sorry for the loss of Senator Dempsey’s constituent, but let’s not run around making new laws after every tragedy.  Accidents will happen!  They are, by definition, accidents.

We cannot legislate common sense or eternal life.

Irony: Bales vs. Hasan

Received via e-mail; author unknown…

Think about this!!!!!!!!!

After reading the headlines today about the US soldier who shot up Afghanistan civilians, I couldn’t help noticing an irony.  There is all this clamor to try this guy quickly and execute him, never mind his having suffered a traumatic brain injury.

Yet this Major Hasan, who shot up Fort Hood while screaming Allah Akbar, still hasn’t stood trial, and they are still debating whether he was insane, even with the clear evidence regarding his motive: slay as many infidels as possible.  So we have a guy in a war zone who cracks, and he must be executed immediately.

But this Muslim psychiatrist who was stateside in a nice safe office all day, murders 13, wounds 29 of our own guys, and then tries to argue the poor lad suffered post-traumatic stress syndrome… …from listening to real soldiers who had actual battle experience.

Two and a half years later, they still haven’t tried the murderous bastard.

Nobody is defending Bales here; we just see the media and government hypocrisy in dealing with a Muslim Terrorist vs an American Soldier.

12 Reasons To Vote Democrat

Via E-Mail…h/t examiner.comWhen your family or friends cannot explain why they voted Democrat, give them this list. Then they can pick a reason from this “TOP 12″…

1. I voted Democrat because I believe oil company’s profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene, but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn’t.

2. I voted Democrat because I believe the government will do a better job of spending the money I earn than I would.

3. I voted Democrat because Freedom of Speech is fine as long as nobody is offended by it.

4. I voted Democrat because I’m too irresponsible to own a gun, and I know my local police are all I need to protect me from murderers and thieves.

5. I voted Democrat because I believe that people who can’t tell us if it will rain on Friday can tell us that the polar ice caps will melt away in ten years if I don’t start driving a Prius.

6. I voted Democrat because I’m not concerned about millions of babies being aborted so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

7. I voted Democrat because I think illegal aliens have a right to free health care, education and Social Security benefits, and we should take away Social Security from those who paid into it.

8. I voted Democrat because I believe that business should not be allowed to make profits for themselves.

They need to break even and give the rest to the government for redistribution as they see fit.9. I voted Democrat because I believe liberal judges need to rewrite the Constitution every few days to suit some fringe organization who would never get their agenda past the voters.

10.. I voted Democrat because I think that it is better to pay billions to people who hate us for their oil, but not drill our own because it might upset some endangered beetle, gopher or fish.

11. I voted Democrat because while we live in the greatest, most wonderful country in the world, I was promised “HOPE AND CHANGE”.

12. I voted Democrat because my head is so firmly planted up my butt, it’s unlikely that I’ll ever have another point of view.

Five Obamacare Broken Promises

From the Missouri Political News Service:

The sad truth is that even with this irrefutable evidence that Obamacare is and will be a disaster, the Kool Aid drinkers will still believe this plan is good for them.

PROMISE #1: ‘If You Like Your Plan, You’ll Be Able To Keep It’

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “If you like your current plan, you will be able to keep it. Let me repeat that: if you like your plan, you’ll be able to keep it.” (President Obama, Remarks At The White House, Washington, D.C., 7/21/09)

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: “The law could leave more than half of employers without a grandfathered plan in 2013, the draft estimated. Its worst-case assumption is that 80% of small-employers will lose grandfathered rights by 2013. New plans would have to comply with all the bill’s requirements; grandfathered plans could avoid elements such as limits on cost sharing.” (“Draft Health Rules Set Hurdles,” The Wall Street Journal, 6/12/10)

PROMISE #2: ‘I Will Protect Medicare’

More Than $200 Billion In Cuts To Medicare Advantage

“Medicare Advantage Payments… -131.9 [Billion Dollars].” “TITLE III—Improving The Quality And Efficiency Of Health Care; Subtitle C—Provisions Relating to Part C; Medicare Advantage Payments… 2010-2019… -131.9 [Billion Dollars].” (CBO Director Doug Elmendorf, Letter To Rep. Pelosi, P.13, 3/18/10)

“Medicare Advantage Interactions… -70.4 [Billion Dollars].” “Interactions; Medicare Advantage Interactions… 2010-2019… -70.4 [Billion Dollars].” (CBO Director Doug Elmendorf, Letter To Rep. Pelosi, P.18, 3/18/10)

CBO: Medicare cuts could “reduce access to care or diminish the quality of care.” (CBO Director Doug Elmendorf, Letter To Sen. Harry Reid, P. 1, 17, 11/18/09)

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “So don’t pay attention to those scary stories about how your benefits will be cut … that will not happen on my watch. I will protect Medicare.” (President Obama, Remarks To Joint Session Of Congress, 9/9/09)

PROMISE # 3 ‘This Law Will Lower Premiums’

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “Families will save on their premiums.” (President Obama, Remarks After Meeting With Senate Democrats, 12/15/09)

CBO: The Law Will Increase Premiums On Families By $2,100 Per Year

CBO: “Average premiums per policy in the nongroup market in 2016 would be roughly $5,800 for single policies and $15,200 for family policies under the proposal, compared with roughly $5,500 for single policies and $13,100 for family policies under current law. The weighted average of the differences in those amounts equals the change of 10 percent to 13 percent in the average premium per person…” (Emphasis In Original; CBO Director Douglas Elmendorf, Letter To Sen. Bayh, P. 6, 11/30/09)

WALL STREET JOURNAL: “The health-insurance premiums paid by employers rose sharply this year, with the average annual cost of family coverage passing the $15,000 mark for the first time, according to a major survey.” (“Employer Health Premiums Rise Sharply,” The Wall Street Journal, 9/27/11)

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MO: Caucus Outcome vs. Primary Outcome

At a time when the state and country is precariously perched on the edge of economic disaster, Missouri’s Representatives and Governor absolutely wasted $7,000,000 of our tax dollars on ‘an afterthought‘ and a ‘beauty contest’.

In 2009, Missourians paid $2,378 per capita in state taxes.  Using that figure, the elected leaders in the Missouri State Government, on one February day, wasted the full year state taxpaying efforts of 2,944 Missourians.  Sad.

Yet, we are provided an opportunity this week, weekend and next weekend to rectify that situation.  252,185 Missourians voted in the Missouri Presidential Preference Primary on February 7, 2012.  Their vote is not an afterthought.  The outcome is not a fluke.  Their vote is not a beauty contest.  And, their effort is not a waste.

It is the will of the Republican voter.

To ignore that Primary vote and give the delegate win to Romney or Paul would be the real tragedy in the failure of this process.  And, I am not a Santorum apologist.

Click to go to MOGOP.org for more information...I discussed the issue with several Tea Party leaders, Conservatives, candidates, and other voters.  So, to ensure that the Primary voters’ efforts were not in vain, it is entirely reasonable that we ask our local MO GOP leaders make an effort to give caucus-goers an opportunity to provide an outcome that matches that of the February 7th vote.

To match the outcome of the Primary vote on Caucus Day, each County / Precinct would need to elect as delegates a group of individuals who would vote in the same proportions as the public did on Primary Day.  Thus, for example, in Cape Girardeau County, where there will be elected 36 delegates to the 8th Congressional District and 36 Delegates to the State Convention, the math looks like this:

2012 Votes Pct Delegates
Santorum, Rick 139,272 55.20% 19
Romney, Mitt 63,882 25.30% 9
Paul, Ron 30,647 12.20% 4
Uncommitted 9,853 3.90% 1
Perry, Rick 2,456 1.00% 0
Cain, Herman 2,306 0.90% 0
Bachmann, Michele 1,680 0.70% 0
Huntsman, Jon 1,044 0.40% 0
Johnson, Gary 536 0.20% 0
Meehan, Michael J. 356 0.10% 0
Drummond, Keith 153 0.10% 0
Total 252,185
Rounding 3

The delegate counts were rounded down in the example above, so a total of 33 were assigned to Santorum, Romney, Paul and ‘Uncommitted’.  It’s your call what to do with the 3 Delegates left over after rounding.  Maybe add one each to Santorum, Romney, and Paul; give the Uncommitted Delegate to Gingrich?  But, you get the gist of what I’m suggesting here.

So, how do we do this?  I don’t know; I’ve never been to a caucus.  But, it seems to me:

  1. Forward this post to as many Republican voters as possible.  Gauge support for this endeavor.
  2. Put on your Community Organizer shoes.
  3. Talk to your local MO GOP folks to see if they will work with you.
  4. Be prepared.  Calculate how your County / Precinct delegates need to be distributed… …paper and pen to track the delegates candidates you enlist.
  5. Arrive early.
  6. Review the rules of your local caucus. Sadly, although the rules are probably already written, they are not being disseminated in some counties until caucus day.
  7. Request an amendment to the rules to vote by ‘slate’ (if necessary).
  8. Request an amendment to the rules to bind the delegates’ first vote (if necessary).
  9. Work with other caucus-goers to build a slate that will vote in the proportions necessary to mimic the outcome of the February 7th Primary.
  10. Present your slate to the caucus leadership.
  11. Vote.

I don’t think this effort will be all that foreign to the leaders of the MO GOP.  I believe, from 2000 through 2008 they were still holding a caucus and  executing a similar process to mimic the outcome of the primary in selecting the delegates for the Republican National Convention.

At the very least, you are working with the MO GOP Leaders and Caucus-goers (some of whom would also rather be at the Dogtown Parade) to effect an outcome that mimics the will of the Missouri Republican Primary Voter.  How could that be wrong?

Now, head out for some green beer, corned beef and cabbage… …unless you already got your St. Patrick’s Day waiver.

Missouri HB 1193 – Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act

I watched with interest today as the St. Louis Conservative E-Mail Group exploded, and I mean EXPLODED, my in-box with the discussion of the Missouri HB 1193, the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Act.  And, I have to say that my knee-jerk reaction is negative on this bill.  But, I will keep my comments reserved as I have not studied it yet.

I will say this:  There isn’t anything in my life more private to me than the discussions I have with my doctor and the prescriptions that are given as a result.  Turning that information over to any level of government wreaks of Big Brother mentality and overreach.  Add the fact that the database may be paid for from a Federal Government Grant (with usual strings attached), and as I said, my knee-jerk reaction is h-e-double-hockey-sticks NO!

h/t MODOT.mo.gov

Here are some of the comments I’m seeing from my well-informed St. Louis friends:

  • (AP David Lieb Story) House members passed the legislation 143-6 Thursday, sending it to the Senate. But a similar bill ran into a threatened filibuster earlier this week in the Senate and was set aside without a vote. The leading opponent is state Sen. Rob Schaaf, R-St. Joseph, a family practice physician who describes the proposed database as “a terrible infringement upon liberty.”  “You want to have Big Brother have a big gigantic database of every citizen’s controlled substances in the land,” Schaaf told sponsoring Sen. Kevin Engler during a Senate floor debate. “I don’t want my controlled substances put on a database.”
  • (By CM) The Missouri House passed legislation Thursday that could allow the government to track everyone’s prescription drug purchases through an electronic database — a move embraced in most other states as a public safety tool but considered an infringement on individual liberties by others.
  • (By LJ) 575 a year died in MO due to drug interactions.  How many people die per year in car accidents?  What are we going to do about that?  This is just a continuation of the “nanny state”.
  • (By LJ) And, this Prescription Drug Monitoring database is going to be partially funded by FEDERAL grants.  More FED money flowing to MO.  Wonder what strings are going to be attached?  Also, what about the doctors, insurance companies and pharmacists who are all tracking this info?  What about MY personal responsibility to KNOW what I am putting in to my body?  I absolutely hate this kind of legislation.  What is more personal and private than one’s own health? I am glad to see Paul Curtman voted against this.  He gets it!!
  • (By BE) We have given up a lot of liberty in the name of drugs – illegal drugs and legal drugs.
  • (By RC) The “no” votes on the House bill were:  Brattin, Curtman, Ellington, Lasater, Marshall, Schieber
  • (By CM) More disconnect by many we have supported and those we trusted to do what is right in protecting the liberty of this states citizens.  Instead, they are participating in the Nanny State mentality that it is the role of government to regulate and track everything in our lives in order to keep us safe and in line.  WOW, Invasion of privacy, overreach of government responsibility, more red tape and regulation to bog down business and cause medical prices to go even higher!  The unintended consequences of this garbage are going to be many and lead to a lot of violation of privacy but then the government loves tracking it’s citizens through databases, both state and federal and that is just one of many reasons liberty and freedom are dying.  Good job progressive Republicans!
  • (By RC) Now is the time to kill this concept.  Even if the Senate version passes over Schaaf’s objections, the House version has to start all over in the Senate, beginning with a public hearing.   Of course, it would be best if the Senate bill was stopped cold, since that would effectively nix the House bill.  There’s time for public outcry.
  • (By FK) Here is my 5 cents worth.
    I could be wrong, but I assume electronic tracking is based on the notion that pharmacies are able to track prescription medicine by individuals from various pharmacies. And it was done to make sure that people, especially the elderly are made aware of of using incompatible drugs. And I think most people would think this is a good thing. The thing that I find offensive is that the government thinks it needs to get into the picture and start mandating this service. And it is possible that the objections to this bill come from people that do not have the money to install or get hooked up to this database.  But, I think the free market should be allowed to work here. Pharmacies that want to and have the money are part of the network and pharmacies that don’t stay out of it. And let the consumer decide which pharmacies to use – period.
  • (By JS)*Engler, R-Farmington, said about 2,300 people died from pharmaceutical abuse in Missouri over a four-year period. He said many doctors don’t currently have the ability to know if a patient is lying about having received a similar prescription from another physician.*
    • The savings-lives argument is either excessively-simple thought or simply demagogic rhetoric.  Maybe the article left something out.
    • If you get a thirty-day supply of psychotropic drugs, you’ll probably have enough medication to get high or maybe even kill yourself.  The final bill is going to need to include a clause requiring pharmacists to dispense one pill at a time.  That’s gonna be great!
    • Looking at the bill, the program ONLY applies to schedule II, III and IV controlled substances.  It seems the ONLY persons to be punished for violations are doctors and pharmacists.  They’ll pay a $1000 administrative fine.  Drug-scammers will be ENCOURAGED to seek treatment.  Good luck with that.
    • Finally, gifts, grants (from the federal government) and donations will pay for the program implementation.  No strings attached…I’m sure.
    • 195.453. 1. The department of health and senior services shall establish and maintain a program for the monitoring of prescribing and dispensing of all schedule II, III, and IV controlled substances by all professionals licensed to prescribe or dispense such substances in this state. The department may apply for any available grants and shall accept any gifts, grants, or donations to develop and maintain the program. All funding for prescription drug monitoring program shall be provided exclusively by gifts, grants, and donations
  • (By GL) Just add it to the data the government is compiling on school age children and families.  Longitudinal Data System.  I don’t hear many politicians speaking about that data tracking either.
  • (By LK)In case there is any doubt, and I doubt there is any among this group, the  2010 Institute of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky Report spells out what the Prescription drug monitoring programs are for.  Unfortunately, this has the unintended consquence of less drugs for those who do need them, which they also cite in their study.
    • “…all PDMPs are designed to assist in detecting and preventing abuse, misuse, and diversion of controlled substances. Specifically, programs are targeted toward reducing the incidence of ‘doctor shopping’ which occurs when patients see multiple providers and pharmacies with the intent of obtaining controlled substances for misuse and/or diversion. “
    • “Survey data also revealed that approximately one-third (36%) of physicians reported that over the past three years they had prescribed fewer Schedule II prescription drugs.”
    • Those of you who know me, know my family has been in the front line of this decades.  This is what happened in the 70′s last time heroine was the drug of choice. Doctors stopped wanting to prescribe Schedule II drugs across the board.  They were being afraid of  being the next doctor hung in effigy.  This happened to several close friends.   Good doctors and good patients get caught in the middle.
  • (By CM)You are right GL and as I said, the government local, state and federal seems to be in love with mandating tracking systems on it’s citizens, all for our own good of course, rrriiiight.   It would seem that Republicans and Democrats alike suffer from the same disease that causes a need to control, mandate and redistribute the wealth!
    • FK, I would like to echo your thoughts that we need to let the citizens and free market decide if there is a need for a data base to prevent abuse and death.  The governments job is not to protect us from all of life’s dangers and uncertainties.  I am currently waiting for the toilet paper police!  I am certain they are coming soon to a bathroom near us!   It is so ridiculous, but then we the people encourage this when we accept sexual molestation and exploitation when we choose to travel by air and our government can pretend it is keeping us safe while subjecting us to unconstitutional searches and seizure’s.
    • Apparently we need to get louder, more insistent and more determined to replace those who violate our liberty and ability to pursue life and happiness.  It is past time for a zero tolerance policy on the part of freedom loving Americans toward politicians who abuse their offices and the trust of the people who support and elect them.
  • (By JE) It may come as no surprise to folks in this group, but after reviewing the proposed HB1193, Bill Randles unequivocally said that he would veto this legislation if it ever reached his desk as governor.
  • (By BB) Some Missourians are abusing the system and scamming to get drugs.  Let’s assume that it’s 0.5% of Missourians, about 30,000.  By the logic of HB 1193, we need to track the prescriptions of the other 5,900,000 Missourians in a Sate Controlled, Federally Funded database?!?!  Okay…
    • I’ve noticed some of our MO Representatives are over-weight.Therefore, I propose an amendment to this bill:
      • Whereas some Missouri Representatives are overweight; and
      • Whereas databases are awesome; and
      • Whereas we can get some more money from the Federal Government; and
      • Whereas we think we can get involved in every aspect of our Missouri Representatives’ lives
      • Be it therefore enacted and enshrined into Missouri law that:
        • All Missouri Representatives (not just those that are overweight) shall daily track and daily enter into a State Controlled, Federally Funded database everything they eat; and
        • All Missouri Representatives (not just those that are overweight) shall daily track and daily enter into a State Controlled, Federally Funded database everything they drink; and
        • All Missouri Representatives (not just those that are overweight) shall daily weigh themselves in the morning and enter their weight into a State Controlled, Federally Funded database; and
        • All Missouri Representatives (not just those that are overweight) shall daily weigh themselves in the evening and enter their weight into a State Controlled, Federally Funded database; and
        • All Missouri Representatives (not just those that are overweight) shall daily track and daily enter the amount and type of physical exercise completed into a State Controlled, Federally Funded database; and
        • All Missouri Representatives (not just those that are overweight) shall daily track and daily enter a statement of ‘how they feeeel’ into a State Controlled, Federally Funded database.
      • So be it.

As you can see, this bill has raised the hackles of some good Conservatives.  I hope that pause is given and full consideration of the unintended consequences of this bill.

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