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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Hope for America from Americans


If there is one thing that Americans could use these days is a little inspiration. There are some really good things about this country that should really cheer everyone up. For now, we live in freedom with 230 years of history in a nation with the most perfect Constitution in the world in all of history. Most of us are eating well and are getting on with our lives fairly well. Some are hurting and many good Americans are stepping up to help.

Despite all efforts to evict Him, God is still alive and well and can be worshipped here in most places. Actually everyplace if you don’t tell anyone what you are doing. Even people of different faiths can worship their God here and we just think that is great. We even think it is fine if you have no god. Where else does such freedom exist?

Even after the tanking of the stock market, most of us are hopeful that we will recover and one day get on with our retirement plans. Most Americans will take a vacation, though fewer of us will fly. If you have to take a vacation what better place that America the Beautiful. I have seen most of it and I have to say it is spectacular. Not only do we have a beautiful country but it is filled with the finest people on earth. Americans are a loving, caring, forgiving, and diverse people. We love a happy ending and will do most anything to get one. We are hospitable and patriotic and we generally share the one and let you have your opinion of the other.

As far as we know the sun will come up tomorrow and the day after. Most of us are at peace in our lives and are getting on well enough not to complain. Generally you could say we possess varying amounts of faith, hope, and love. We know that bad times pass and that the clock stops for no man: particularly a despicable one. Can you feel it? Oh beautiful for spacious skies, for amber waves of grain...

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Afraid to Say...


The other day I was speaking with a woman who stated that she and her husband were gravely concerned about the future of America. Even more telling was that she described going to hear Laura Ingram speak and fearing that damage might be done to their car or worse. Her fear describes all too well the feeling many Americans have. Who would have ever thought that our nation would have become a place where your freedom to speak would become overshadowed by your fear of retaliation?

Truthfully, I have wondered if my blogging might not get me extra scrutiny from the IRS or some other government Agency. I know how many visit my blog and so for now I think I am just another unknown. Do not misunderstand me. If you are going to speak out against this government I think there is a certain amount of risk that goes with it. How much is hard to tell and probably has much to do with how you speak out and to whom. Doesn’t the very thought of this just give you the creeps. America has become a Gestapo State and her people feel under siege.

While I do feel that efforts are being made to eliminate our freedom of speech or at least our “freedom to speak”, I am not yet thinking that the masses are in any real danger for having dissenting opinions. Yet that day will come. Think about it. We never thought that the things that happen now could have ever happened and yet they do. In a nation where our president feels comfortable to lord over the people, will he not also feel equally comfortable to sentence them to some punishment at his whim? When a congress has become so dysfunctional as to go against the will of the people, will they not also turn on those same people and demand allegiance? Most assuredly they will. Our president and our congress have both reached the point where they no longer are bound by the Constitution and they know it.

If our government were still beholding to the Constitution, they would not be able to pass laws requiring every citizen to buy anything, let alone their product: insurance. Even if insurance is a good thing, to require every American to buy anything is against our Constitution. The Constitution could be amended to provide for such a law but that would take a two-thirds majority in both houses. This administration can’t get that many votes for their agenda but neither do they need it. Why bother with Amending the Constitution when you can just ignore it? This administration has shown that they can do as they wish and we are powerless to stop them.

Now let me make a simple distinction of what Obama intends and what he Promises. Obama has made dozens of campaign promises and has yet to make good on the first of them. However, when Obama says he will do something, he does. He will not be stopped. Whether it requires hiring, firings, threats or bribes he will see it through. He said he will see Healthcare Reform and he will have it. Obama is sailing on a sea of congressional corruption in a ship named “Devious”. He has prepared his whole life to “fundamentally change” America and is within grasp of it and he has done this before our eyes. He knows we will do little, particularly if we are too afraid to speak up.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Being An American...


According to the latest estimates, Caucasians will be a minority in America sometime around 2040. Sounds like a long time off but the years between 2000 and 2010 passed like a blink of the eye. It is not that I mind being a racial minority. I guess I knew that someone is always on the lesser side. I have come to ponder that the very thing that made America great may now be the thing that irreversibly changes us. The world gave us her poor, tired and hungry and they now want America to be more like where they came from.

My first awareness to this phenomenon was when we lived in California. Among the many things that you can say about California is that it is a very diverse place with peoples from all over the world. I seem to remember that the voting ballots in California were printed in 27 languages the year that I left there. It seemed odd to me that English was no longer a requirement for voting. Not that I want to deprive anyone but we have just become so accommodating that we had lost something that unified us.

I tend to think that people are united or divided along socio economic, cultural, religious and language lines more than along racial ones. Some racial groups tend to try and maintain the purity of their races as well as some religions. I can remember when a non-Catholic would have to convert to marry a Catholic. Gentiles almost never marry Jews but interracial marriages are so common that no one thinks anything of them.

One hundred years ago there were less immigrants and those that came were seeking this America that was known around the world. We accepted people who accepted us. If you wanted to become an American we wanted you regardless of where you come from. Today we still accept you, even if your commitment is to only living here and not being one of us. So many of you wish to keep your culture, your language, and your race pure by isolating yourselves here. You live in America but you are not American. You haven’t been taught nor do you have the love for what made us special. Our Constitution is not sacred to you and you know nothing of how we got here. All you know is that we opened our doors and you came in.

I don’t blame you. It is we that allowed, even made this to happen. We continued to lower the standards of our educational system until we no longer lead the world but lag far behind. We found your countries could make our products cheaper and so we gave up our jobs in favor of profits. We make so little here anymore but we buy everything and our very economy is based upon us continuing to buy what we do not make with money that is printed but has little value. It was we that chose to believe lies rather than to stand for the truth. We have tolerated abuses when times were good because it was easy. Surely, we set ourselves up for this but we did not see it coming. We were too busy enjoying the good times.

To all of America I say that the answer lies in our past. The ideas of this modern age is not what will make America great again but rather the old ideas. Those who came here to enjoy Americas bounty must now learn where that came from. Those of us who know must return to those values. Those who would have us go the way of the rest of the world should leave here and return to that world. It is our Constitution that made us all free. It was that same Constitution that made everyone come here seeking liberty. And, it is that Constitution that can return us to greatness. It is not our differences that are dividing us it is our lack of a common belief. No other nation has survived, even excelled like the United States of America. It is our Constitution that made that possible and it is our Constitution that will restore us.

So what lies before us is the continued greatness of America as a Nation. Any other choice is unacceptable. Will you be an American or merely a resident alien? You don’t have to be from someplace else to be un-American.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Dear Mr. President...



In life we all experience some things that are just so wrong. Wrong in the way it is to torture puppies or to beat a homeless person. To encounter such things is a call to action. Americans we have such an opportunity this Christmas. We can inundate the White House with telegrams. Tell Mr. Obama how wrong it is to inflict upon New York this sham of a trial glorifying the terrorists and condemning America. This decision is not only wrong, it is wrong in the worst way: it is evil.

Mr. Obama, you have said that you have left this to Attorney General Holder. We don’t believe you nor do we care. What we care about is America and our American brothers and sisters. We care about those who suffered so much at the hands of these soulless zealots who took from us what could have only been taken by force: security. Our nation has been violated with the attacks of 9-11. Despots, bent on hatred, declared war on America. They stole the joy of sons, daughters, mothers and fathers. Nearly a decade has past and America still mourns the dead and dying.

Mr. Obama this decision to return these evil doers to New York and provide them with the rights and privileges of citizens is beyond all understanding. I have tried in every way I can to allow room in my heart for this decision but there is no quarter there. It is simply wrong. Mr. Obama can you care so little about this country that you will elevate these cheap terrorist thugs to the largest stage in the world? Are you so heartless that you cannot feel the pain of your people? Are we your people? Your mouth says yes but your actions say otherwise.

Surely you can go ahead with this. Who can stop you? You have shown us you will listen to no one. Perhaps you will listen to all of us. Perhaps you will see that to lead a people is to have them follow you. Look behind you now. Who is there? Who will be there tomorrow and after you continue to demean and demoralize America while edifying these hate maddened terrorists? Show America you care. Rescind this decision. Where is the Hope?

Monday, December 7, 2009

Listen Up!


There is all kinds of whining and complaining going on and then there are people like this. He makes me proud.

Listen up!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Is it Loony in here or is it just ME?


In these modern times political conspiracy theories abound. In the absence of facts it seems completely human to speculate and given small amounts of info can cause those speculations to become quite extreme. We are, however, not without information when it comes to the political climate in Washington. We have seen how Obama operates and whom he befriends. Based upon that data alone it was possible to predict how he would govern once elected president. Given a cursory understanding of congress and most anyone could foretell Congress’ actions.

So, at this point it is fair to ask the reader: Who here is surprised by what Obama and the Congress are doing? Only if you should leave a comment will I or the rest of the readers of this blog know your abilities at prognostication. I betting you did well.

The more difficult question is what to do about it. What actions should the average citizen take? I followed the norms and wrote and called everyone from here to Washington at least twice. If my results were like yours I was ignored, talked down to, or otherwise treated with disdain. Even sign toting on the steps of the Congress made little if any difference. And, while all of the polls show that Americans are against Healthcare Reform as it now is, Obama and his drones are steaming full speed ahead to deny American’s their right of representation.

For months Obama administration stated he would not be attending Copenhagen for the Climate talks. Once again, who here believed that? I thought so. In days he will go and indicate his willingness to dole out millions to poor nations because America has grossly destroyed the environment and we should pay. Picking up his Peace Prize will be justified as he will be there for government business. This is predictable yet shocking given the questions on the science that is pushing this effort. Why does everything have to be done NOW? I am sure you already have the answer.

Ok so let me get back to predicting or even better finding out your prophesies. I’ll bet you are going to say something about the 2010 and 2012 elections. Do you think your vote will make the needed difference? Yes? No? I’m not at all sure. People I talk to speak of things I never dreamed I’d hear: states seceding from the union, collapse of the dollar, America becoming a second world nation, one world government, and more. I call these WCS (worst case scenarios). Sadly I expect some of these will happen and none of them sound acceptable to me. Of course even thinking these things make me feel loony.

Will all the Loons please stand up.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Holder Gets Black Panther Approval


The new Black Panther party approves of Holder’s dismissal of a case against two of their members for voter intimidation. The new Black Panther leader Shabazz says:
“his group does not condone voter intimidation and suspended the member who stood outside a Philadelphia polling place with a nightstick during last year's presidential election.”
Here is some video of the incident. See for yourself and draw whatever conclusions you see fit.


Now I have to admit that anyone dressed in Para Military attire is bound to get some attention. I remember the original Black Panther party but I really knew little about “the New Black Panther Party”. I visited their website and found it very revealing. I would think that most thinking people would want to know this group and their hopes and dreams. This is their 10 point platform:
1. We want freedom. We want the power to practice self-determination, and to determine the destiny of our community and THE BLACK NATION.
We believe in the spiritual high moral code of our Ancestors. We believe in the truths of the Bible, Quran, and other sacred texts and writings. We believe in MAAT and the principles of NGUZO SABA. We believe that Black People will not be free until we are able to determine our Divine Destiny.
2. We want full employment for our people and we demand the dignity to do for ourselves what we have begged the white man to do for us.
We believe that since the white man has kept us deaf, dumb and blind, and used every “dirty trick” in the book to stand in the way of our freedom and independence, that we should be gainfully employed until such time we can employ and provide for ourselves.
We believe further in: POWER IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE! WEALTH IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE! ARMS IN THE HANDS OF THE PEOPLE!
3. We want tax exemption and an end to robbery of THE BLACK NATION by the CAPITALIST. We want an end to the capitalistic domination of Africa in all of its forms: imperialism, criminal settler colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, sexism, zionism, Apartheid and artificial borders.
We believe that this wicked racist government has robbed us, and now we are demanding the overdue debt of reparations. A form of reparations was promised 100 years ago (forty acres and a mule) as restitution for the continued genocide of our people and to in meaningful measure and repair the damage for the AFRICAN HOLOCAUST (Maangamizo/Maafa).
We believe our people should be exempt from ALL TAXATION as long as we are deprived of equal justice under the laws of the land and the overdue reparations debt remains unpaid. We will accept payment in fertile and mine rally rich land, precious metals, industry, commerce and currency. As genocide crimes continue, people’s tribunals must be set up to prosecute and to execute.
The “Jews” were given reparations. The Japanese were given reparations. The Black, the Red and the Brown Nations must be given reparations. The American white man owes us reparations. England owes us reparations. France owes us reparations, Spain and all of Europe. Africa owes us reparations and repatriation. The Arabs owe us reparations. The “Jews” owe us reparations. All have taken part in the AFRICAN HOLOCAUST and the slaughter of 600 million of our people over the past 6,000 years in general and 400 year in particular. We know that this is a reasonable and just demand that we make at this time in history.
4. We want decent housing, fit for shelter of human beings, free health-care (preventive and maintenance). We want an end to the trafficking of drugs and to the biological and chemical warfare targeted at our people.
We believe since the white landlords will not give decent housing and quality health care to our Black Community, the he housing, the land, the social, political and economic institutions should be made into independent UUAMAA “New African Communal/Cooperatives” so that our community, with government reparations and aid (until we can do for ourselves) can build and make drug free, decent housing with health facilities for our people.
5. We want education for our people that exposes the true nature of this devilish and decadent American society. We want education that teaches us our true history/herstory and our role in the present day society.
We believe in an educational system that will give our people “a knowledge of self.” If we do not have knowledge of self and of our position in society and the world, then we have little chance to properly relate to anything else.
6. We want all Black Men and Black Women to be exempt from military service.
We believe that Black People should not be forced to fight in the military service to defend a racist government that holds us captive and does not protect us. We will not fight and kill other people of color in the world who, like Black People, are being victimized by the white racist government of America. We will protect ourselves from the force and violence of the racist police and the racist military, “by any means necessary.”
7. We want an immediate end to POLICE HARRASSMENT, BRUTALITY and MURDER of Black People. We want an end to Black-on-Black violence, “snitching,” cooperation and collaboration with the oppressor.
We believe we can end police brutality in our community by organizing Black self-defense groups (Black People’s Militias/Black Liberation Armies) that are dedicated to defending our Black Community from racist, fascist, police/military oppression and brutality. The Second Amendment of white America’s Constitution gives a right to bear arms. We therefore believe that all Black People should unite and form and “African United Front” and arm ourselves for self-defense.
8. We want freedom for all Black Men and Black Women held in international, military, federal, state, county, city jails and prisons.
We believe that all Black People and people of color should be released from the many jails and prisons because they have not received a fair and impartial trial. ‘Released’ means ‘released’ to the lawful authorities of the Black Nation.
9. We want all Black People when brought to trial to be tried in a court by a jury of their peer group or people from their Black Communities, as defined by white law of the Constitution of the United States.
We believe that the courts should follow their own law, if their nature will allow (as stated in their Constitution of the United States) so that Black People will receive fair trials. The 6th Amendment of the United States Constitution gives a man/woman a right to an impartial trial, which has been interpreted to be a “fair” trial by one’s “peer” group. A “peer” is a person from a similar economic, social, religious, geographical, environmental, historical and racial background. To do this, the court will be forced to select a jury from the Black Community from which the Black defendant came. We have been and are being tried by all white juries that have no understanding of the “average reasoning person” of the Black Community.
10. WE DEMAND AN END TO THE RACIST DEATH PENALTY AS IT IS APPLIED TO BLACK AND OPPRESSED PEOPLE IN AMERICA. WE DEMAND FREEDOM FOR ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS OF THE BLACK RED AND BROWN NATION!
We want land, bread, housing, education, clothing, justice and peace. And, as our political objective, we want NATIONAL LIBERATION in a separate state or territory of our own, here or elsewhere, “a liberated zone” (“New Africa” or Africa), and a plebiscite to be held throughout the BLACK NATION in which only we will be allowed to participate for the purposes of determining our will and DIVINE destiny as a people. FREE THE LAND! “UP YOU MIGHTY NATION! YOU CAN ACCOMPLISH WHAT YOU WILL!” BLACK POWER! History has proven that the white man is absolutely disagreeable to get along with in peace. No one has been able to get along with the white man. All the people of color have been subjected to the white man’s wrath. We believe that his very nature will not allow for true sharing, fairness, equity and justice.
Therefore, to the Red Man and Woman, to the Yellow and to the Brown, we say to you
“THE SAME RABID DOG THAT BIT YOU, BIT US TOO!” ALL POWER TO THE PEOPLE!

You can get more information at http://www.newblackpanther.com/home.html . I am sure you will find it illuminating.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Obama's "Chief" Problem



One can only speculate why Obama chose West Point to as his podium for his Afghanistan speech. Perhaps he thought it would give him that “Commander in Chief” look. The cadets didn’t seem to see him all that chiefly. Then again why would they. The military have laid everything on the line; a line which seems to move with the whims of Washington. Barak has blamed, delayed, and all but talked the war issue to death. What he did not do in the past months nor again last evening was instill confidence that he can be “Chief”.

A brief look at Obama’s history shows that he is willing to allow the CIA, FBI, and Secret Service take responsibility for Administration actions. He seems unwilling to prosecute any real criminals and will all too easily make Americans the criminals. Last night he telegraphed his punches to the Taliban and told them what to expect and for how long. When you look at the rules of engagement that he has saddled out troops with they are fighting uphill in every direction.

Our soldiers in Afghanistan can’t engage the enemy if civilians are present. They may not conduct searches unannounced nor at night. If they see the enemy, they are not to fire until the enemy engages them. Who in the hell does Obama think he is and what gives him the right to neuter our troops like that.

Chris Matthews said that Obama’s speech was given in the “enemy camp” and went on to comment how lackluster the cadet’s response was to the “O” speech. Duh! Many of these cadets will soon be deployed to fight within these confining rules for a president whom appears is not all that committed to winning.

Everyone knew when Obama was elected that he was short on experience and long on talk. Forty minutes into his speech last night only proved that he can talk long and loud. Perhaps he thought his facial expression and tone of voice would show his resolve. For a community organizer they may just get it done: speak a bunch of hype and hope the crowd gets involved and does the heavy lifting for you. None of the great leaders have ever been talkers. They have been doers. “Commander in Chief” is not a title; it is a responsibility.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Barry O Show on every friggin' channel...



Okay so they caught Obama with a copy of GQ featuring himself on the cover. Does that make him vainglorious? Of itself, probably not but his habit of running to the TV camera every-time he has something to say is a bit much. He pardoned a turkey and made and appearance to tell us how committed he is.

Yet, General McCrystal has been waiting months for an answer to his troop request and he can wait just a bit longer so Barak can reveal to the world his long awaited strategy on Tuesday evening during primetime. As I understand it, it will be a 45 minute speech complete with an exit strategy. Perhaps he plans to talk the Taliban and Al Qaeda to death. In the meantime the Brits are looking for their own exit strategy of having lost confidence in America’s prosecution of this war.

Add to this the upcoming Oprah-Obama Christmas special and let the self-aggrandizing behavior abound. Dang. Forgive me if I chuckle out loud just a little at this: “Christmas at the White House: An Oprah Primetime Special”. This festive soiree will include interview with the president, a conversation with the First Couple and tour of the White House. Oh goodie! We get one of our presents early. Be sure to set your clocks to snooze. All this news comes on the heels of Oprah’s 18 month notice that she will be quitting her show. Perhaps she and Barry will change jobs as she has been so actively involved of late in politics and he in TV.

My dad used to say that Fish and House Guests both begin to stink after 3 days. While not exactly parallel to Barry’s situation I do admit his incessant presence on my TV stinks to high heaven. Barry if you are listening shut up already and do something that helps us. We don’t want to see your face we want to see jobs and smaller government. We want honesty and transparency. We want our freedoms and we want to keep what we earn. We want to be charitable on our own without your dictates and we want to worship God, in public, without shame, legally, and not according to the wacky few. We want a Republic and we want Health Care reform that isn’t loaded with your Socialist agenda.

You know I said we want. Let me rephrase: We insist! We even demand it!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!



Today is a day for giving thanks and that I will do. I have so much to be thankful for that no brief article could contain it all. Mostly I am thankful for the life and health I have and those that share it with me. I am thankful for my faith in God who makes peace and living possible. For those closest to me I am most thankful that they have chosen to be there and for any willing to call me friend. I am thankful for forgiveness and that I have received so much of it and for the freedom it gives me to keep on trying.

Surely, I cannot but be thankful for the comforts I have and the warmth in my home and for the food on my table. There is nothing that I need and little that I cannot do fine without. Right now my soul and spirit are at peace and there is great joy. I would that my creator would grant that to everyone today yet I know that I too must play a role in that along with all that would call Him Father.

America, I am grateful for you and for all that you mean to me. It is an honor to be called by your name and to live in your bounty. And while there is much that I am concerned about in your future for today I will simply bless your name as tomorrow is another day; one on which I can again take up the fight to maintain the freedoms for our children and theirs. So for today I am at rest, at peace, and so very very thankful.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Obama a Muslim?



On his radio show G. Gordon Liddy stated,
“I’m convinced that despite his protestations to the contrary, that Barack Obama is a Muslim. I don’t believe that he’s a Christian at all. I believe he’s a Muslim.” Former presidential candidate Gary Bauer stated “Well, you know the church that he famously or infamously attended was, was odd in many ways.”


Needless to say, comments like these are sending the Liberals to their keyboards like accounting clerks at tax time. Few comments posted are in support of the Idea that Obama could be a closet Muslim while I suspect that there are many Americans who suspect it. You don’t have to look long to see a pattern of Islamic favoritism in Obama’s behavior.

No sooner than the Senate announced that they intended to investigate Major Nadal Malik Hasan (the Fort Hood Mass Murderer) when Obama ordered them to back away stating that it was too soon to investigate. Initially all the media except Fox News were reluctant to tie this attack to terrorism. Most reasonable people could conclude Hasan was committing Jihad but were encouraged to maintain political correctness. Now even the most liberal of news sources are questioning this mans ties to Al Qaeda. He had multiple email accounts and donated thousands of dollars to militant muslim organizations but many just want to call it “temporary insanity”.

Let’s ignore that Hasan made all those anti-American statements about the Afghan and Iraqi wars and that he wrote dozens of emails to a known Al Qaeda clerica and that he yelled “Allahu Akbar” as he slay the innocent. Let us also ignore that he purchased two guns nicknamed “Cop Killers” for their ability to penetrate body armor and then sneaked them on base. Let’s forget that he gave away his possesions hours before he commited his treacherous acts knowing that he was soon to be in paradise with his virgins. On second thought let’s not forget these things. When did reasonable people loose the ability to think and add up the facts and come up with conclusions? It happened over time when left wingers said we were wrong and harsh in our thinking and we bought into it.


Freudian Slip?

Face it America. About 20% of America is telling the rest of us how we should think, what we should believe, and where we should put our faith. I say it is high time that we think for ourselves and make our decisions accordingly and the speak out for what we believe. Call me loonie but I believe Obama’s fond memories of the Islamic call to prayer run deeper than he wants us to know. His efforts to squelch the truth and to pander to the rights of terrorists are not the thoughts of a PRO AMERICAN president. There. I have said it. Comments welcome.



Saturday, November 14, 2009

Obama: Calculating and Controlling



All of us have known someone who is a “Control Freak” and it may be we ourselves. Those who are the Controllers are under the impression that their ideas, methods, and procedures are the best way for things to be seen, done, or avoided. For those who are associated with these controllers, all their time is spent anticipating or being frustrated by the lack of freedom Controllers cause. Whether intended or not, it is extremely unpleasant to want to exercise a personal freedom, an opinion or an idea only to have it squashed by the nay saying of the controller. Even the control freaks freak-out when their ideas are challenged.

I think it would be fair to say that all of us want to control things to some degree dependent upon the situation. It is probably fair to say that we gravitate toward people who allow that freedom and avoid people who wish to control us. To the casual observer the people we choose to associate with or not to associate with may not be all that obvious. This brings me to the point of my article and that is the current style of the Government under Obama is toward control.

Anita Dunn was the White House communications chief until she stepped down on November 10th. In a famous video Anita talked about the Obama machine’s methods to “control the media.” She states:
"So it was very much we controlled it, as opposed to the press controlled it. And it did not always make us popular with the press. But we increasingly by the general election very rarely did we communicate through the press anything that we didn't absolutely control.”

Now aside from her Maoist infatuation she tells us what the Obama administration was and is all about: control. This seems particularly specific to information and Anita and the White House became embroiled in a dispute about Fox News’s rights and legitimacy as a news organization. It appears that since Fox News couldn’t be controlled they had to be castigated.

There is an old saying about how a business gets and keeps its customers. “How you get them is how you keep them.” I think it an apt proverb for what we see as the tactics of this administration. Normally it is used to reflect upon service or quality. If you get your customers by good service you will keep them the same way. Not only is this the way to achieve your past results but to guarantee your future as well. So, if the Obama approach to winning America’s voters was to control the information they receive it is likely that they will continue to do the same. Actually, everything points toward this very thing.

Recently the Democratic Party of congress has gone toward this very same tactic of controlling information by holding secret meetings and locking meeting rooms to all but the chosen few. Even Nancy Pelosi’s recent press conference on Healthcare Reform was an “Invitations Only” event. Republican staffers were expressly excluded yet the guest list included scores of SEIU and Acorn members. Harry Reid went behind closed doors and refused to let the “other side of the aisle” into committee. All of this brings us to a very serious question. What is wrong with truth that would hurt us?

As recently as this morning, Obama has exhorted that Congress should not investigate the “Fort Hood Shootings”. He claims that it is too soon. Too soon for what? For whom? What harm could possibly come from investigating what transpired to allow 13 Americans to die and 30 injured. As an aside that 13 dead doesn’t include the unborn child that that murdered woman was carrying. No one has yet had the courage to call that murder. Ask the expectant father if when his wife was killed did he lose just a wife or a son or daughter as well. A brief Internet search revealed that 4 high profile murders where a mother and unborn child were killed resulted in 2 charges of murder and not one. Why not at Fort Hood? I could only speculate what Obama told Gates to tell the Generals at fort hood.

Someone very famous once said, “You shall know the truth and the truth will make you free.” They are so profound that they are engraved on the U.S. Supreme Court building in D.C. and they come from the one that so many would deny the right to worship him: Jesus.
So I guess you could say that when it comes to “O” I tend to think he is a little freaky…a super freak…when it comes to controlling. As for me I would find someone else’s company more refreshing.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Stupid Is As Stupid Does



I am from the “Show Me” state Missouri. We are known for needing to see the proof and as such we often say show me. A few years ago we elected a dead man to the Senate and I thought I had seen it all. Sure he was well love but when Mel Carnahan died in a plane crash Missourians voted emotionally to re-elect him. His wife was appointed in his stead and I thought I had seen it all. What I have seen on the American political scene in this past year makes electing Mel look sane.

If it were possible to summarize the past year it would take more time than either of us has but I can hit the highlights.

1. We elected a first-term Senator with no executive experience and a sketchy if not abominable past to the highest office in the land. He won’t allow any of his college transcripts be seen, albeit customary, and I know in my heart it is because his class schedule looked like a who’s who in statist philosophy and circumventing the Constitution.

2. We were promised a more transparent government and White House and if anything there is less transparency to everything Congress and the Administration does. Even when the White House release information it is done on their terms and to their drudges.

3. We were promised no more business as usual with pork-barrel projects and wasteful spending only to see:

• $2 billion earmark to re-start FutureGen, a near-zero emissions coal power plant in Illinois that the Department of Energy defunded last year because it said the project was inefficient.
• A $246 million tax break for Hollywood movie producers to buy motion picture film.
• $650 million for the digital television converter box coupon program.
• $88 million for the Coast Guard to design a new polar icebreaker (arctic ship).
• $448 million for constructing the Department of Homeland Security headquarters.
• $248 million for furniture at the new Homeland Security headquarters.
• $600 million to buy hybrid vehicles for federal employees.
• $400 million for the Centers for Disease Control to screen and prevent STD's.
• $1.4 billion for rural waste disposal programs.
• $125 million for the Washington sewer system.
• $150 million for Smithsonian museum facilities.
• $1 billion for the 2010 Census, which has a projected cost overrun of $3 billion.
• $75 million for "smoking cessation activities."
• $200 million for public computer centers at community colleges.
• $75 million for salaries of employees at the FBI.
• $25 million for tribal alcohol and substance abuse reduction.
• $500 million for flood reduction projects on the Mississippi River.
• $10 million to inspect canals in urban areas.
• $6 billion to turn federal buildings into "green" buildings.
• $500 million for state and local fire stations.
• $650 million for wildland fire management on forest service lands.
• $1.2 billion for "youth activities," including youth summer job programs.
• $88 million for renovating the headquarters of the Public Health Service.
• $412 million for CDC buildings and property.
• $500 million for building and repairing National Institutes of Health facilities in Bethesda, Maryland.
• $160 million for "paid volunteers" at the Corporation for National and Community Service.
• $5.5 million for "energy efficiency initiatives" at the Department of Veterans Affairs National Cemetery Administration.
• $850 million for Amtrak.
• $100 million for reducing the hazard of lead-based paint.
• $75 million to construct a "security training" facility for State Department Security officers when they can be trained at existing facilities of other agencies.
• $110 million to the Farm Service Agency to upgrade computer systems.
• $200 million in funding for the lease of alternative energy vehicles for use on military installations.


…and the list goes on and on and on. Of late the Administration has been buying votes in Congress with more Taxpayer dollars and coming up with even more pet projects.

4. We were warned that when the 3 a.m. phone call came in their would be no one in the White House to answer the phone. Ring – ring, ring – ring, ring – ring. Afghanistan, North Korea, Iran, and others are all ringing the phone off the wall not to mention that the American people are suffering.

5. Obama and his administration have installed some of the most misfit, communistic, ultra left leaning liberals to key positions and act surprised that anyone would take offense to them.

6. The new “I will reach across the aisle president” has only done so to slap the other side with insults, innuendo, and partisan remarks.

7. Oh yes. And the president who was to be for all of us cannot hear any of us that disagree with him. Obama has shown himself to be fussy, persnickety, petulant, and of an otherwise thin-skinned nature. No one’s perfect.

8. In the last 10 months Obama has played more golf, campaigned for more Democrats, and visited more monuments than Arnold Palmer, Bill Clinton, and Rick Steves respectively. And, while I can’t be sure of the number I believe Obama has made more TV appearances than Lassie.

9. While promising and failing at that Promise to close Guantanamo Bay Cuba for the detainees, Obama has managed to get 5 of the worst terrorists transferred to America to be tried with all the rights and benefits of American citizens. And I thought the way he behaved in Saudi Arabia and Egypt was inexcusable.

10. Number ten. Every good list has ten items and so shall this one. Obama has recognized that 12 million Americans have lost their jobs so he has a plan. He is going to have a Summit on the subject which is a fancy way to say, “Obama is planning a MEETING to talk about why no one has a friggin’ job”.

Lest I leave you having sounded cynical I would like to leave you on a positive note. Soon our president will be addressing us all again and he wants Congress to make spending cuts a priority. That should leave you laughing until the next time.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Oi Vey! Oi Vey! Now what Iran Say!



No sooner had I penned “Oi Vey” and now Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is demanding that Obama choose between Israel and Iran:

“The support of both Israel and Iran can’t go hand in hand…” according to the Iranian President.


This is the guy our president has hopes of negotiating with. It is hard to tell between “O” and “A” who is the crazier. Obama thinks he can shmooze Ahmadinejad and Mahmoud plans to continue his shtick of “Iran wants just a few more days” to build the bomb… oh, I mean to comply with the world’s wishes.

It would seem that if Israel is waiting on Obama to do something they might as well be waiting for Iran to become their favorite allies. Perhaps they should get in line with General Mc Crystal and those waiting for some support in Afghanistan. That this man would even think to issue such a statement and then expect anything from the civilized world is beyond understanding. Yet, we resist sanctions and blockades as we are expecting Mahmoud to act in good faith.

In the meantime, Iran continues to violate the civil rights of their people and send weapons to anyone who will use them against America or her allies. Just this past week Israel intercepted an arms shipment bound for Palestine. These of course were to help the peace effort and despite that the containers were marked with the Iranian symbols and the ships manifest showed the cargo as Iranian, they deny it.

There is one thing that is undeniable. Israel will not sit by idly forever. They cannot nor will they. They have “everything to lose” and nothing to gain. Think about it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Oi Vay!



While I am not Jewish I find it interesting to surf the Israeli newspapers for their perspective on subjects that may be of interest to Americans. Needless to say their coverage of subject is specific to them but those topics of common interest often have information that we never would see in our media. For example how does this headline strike you?

Ahmadinejad to Cancel Food, Fuel subsidies, for transfer to Nuclear Projects
This November 8th headline describes his government reallocating $30-$50 billion dollars to go towards their nuclear ambitions. This was approved by the Iranian parliament. Doesn’t this just encourage the heck out of you that playing nicey nicey with Iran is only hurting American interests. Rahm Emmanuel was to speak to General Assembly of the Jewish Federations as the keynote speaker in D.C. today. Perhaps he should “listen already to what they could tell him”. We are afraid of Sanctions because it might hurt the people that lunatic is starving.

Couple that with the latest Iranian solid fuel rocket, with 10 times the power of their previous Omid 1 rocky. They plan to put a satellite into orbit. Maybe later they can send the bomb as far as Warsaw or launch it from a ship to let’s say… Not let’s not. It will have a range of 2450 kilometers and will be able to support a fair size payload, I mean, satellite.

This with the fact that relations between Obama and Netanyahu aren’t exactly rosy… One Israeli describes Netanyahu’s perspective of America this way:
Netanyahu likes to say that the United States is big and that the Israeli public is mistaken in identifying the American viewpoint only with the president. The true America, Netanyahu says, begins 70 miles west of New York and ends 70 miles east of Los Angeles, and within this enormous space, Israel has millions of loyal supporters.

This writer goes on to point out that Israel’s diplomacy with the American is with a Novice in charge of a Superpower. When you put it that way I suppose Israel may have some serious concerns. We Americans seem to have little or no affect on Obama’s decision making. It is anyone’s guess what Obama may do, or as more often tends to be the case, what Obama won’t do.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Years in the Breaking...



Our government is broken. This should be a news flash but sadly enough it is just a declaration of “Old News”. For years we Americans have known that Congress was inefficient at best and that government in general did not represent the will of the people. Why we didn’t or couldn’t prevent this is the subject of a whole rack of books by pundits but we are still left with the decision of “What Now?”

Pelosi and Obama have now proven that the voice of the people is of no concern. It doesn’t matter how many people call, write, or visit their congressperson; what matters is that political pressure from inside the government will ultimately achieve the government’s goals. It is almost as if the government has morphed into a life form of its own. The Obama administration has shown that it will not respond to nor respect the overwhelming majority of Americans. Don’t bother to show up at the White House or on the steps of Congress because those inside are not listening.

Over the past several months we Americans have had to endure an absolute circus in Washington and to what end. Obama promised that his healthcare would win no matter what and to date he has been proven right. Regardless of the wishes of the Majority, Obama understood that with this congress he could impose his will by a series of political maneuvers. In fairness, he is not the first president to do this. He is just the one who is ignoring us now.

So where does that leave us? Should we, can we, dare we put our hopes in what the Senate does with healthcare or look to the 2010 elections. For me I never want to give up hope but sadly I find difficulty in hoping that liberty will be revived in elections that will return incumbents to Washington to ruin what fresh blood we are able to elect. I think all conservatives believe it is time for a good housecleaning in congress but I also think that it is unrealistic to expect it.

Last night as I lay awake thinking I realized that I am old enough to be long dead before the worst of runaway government can get me. As for my children and grandchildren I think they will see the brunt of it. The very thought of that has been the fuel of my political engine. Yet when I speak to my children about the dangers of this Administration, they are no more interested in the process nor informed about it than I was 20 years ago. It is their sense of “everything will be fine” and “I am too busy” and “I don’t know what to do” that makes the current tyrannical government actions possible. Surely Thomas Jefferson was right when he said that we citizens
“are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, that to right them…”

Jefferson went on to explain that government shouldn’t be changed until it reaches “absolute Despotism”. While “despotism” could elicit different definitions, this would be mine:
a form of government in which the ruler is an absolute dictator, not restricted by a constitution, laws or opposition.


As such, I suppose every American will reach their own conclusions as to when and if the government is a problem and how severe. May God bless Americans.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

When Pigs Fly



If you would have asked me when New Jersey was going to elect a conservative I would have told you “when pigs fly”. No this is not a reference to Chris Christie’s size though Corzine alluded to Christie’s girth. Now I find that as I watch the election returns some flying pigs are giving me hope. Virginia has already had a triple header with 3 conservative republicans elected and now it appears that New Jersey will surely have one also. I am sure to have to go to bed before the NY23rd race ends. I think I will go to bed with flying swine.

You have to admit that you just need something to hope for in these times. As reported by Susan Ferrechio in the Washington Examiner:

The $787 billion stimulus bill was passed in February and was promised as a job saver and economy booster. Here is where some of the money went:
- $300,000 for a GPS-equipped helicopter to hunt for radioactive rabbit droppings at the Hanford nuclear reservation in Washington state.
- $30 million for a spring training baseball complex for the Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies.
- $11 million for Microsoft to build a bridge connecting its two headquarter campuses in Redmond, Wash., which are separated by a highway.
- $430,000 to repair a bridge in Iowa County, Wis., that carries 10 or fewer cars per day.
- $800,000 for the John Murtha Airport in Johnstown, Pa., serving about 20 passengers per day, to build a backup runway.
- $219,000 for Syracuse University to study the sex lives of freshmen women.
- $2.3 million for the U.S. Forest Service to rear large numbers of arthropods, including the Asian longhorned beetle, the nun moth and the woolly adelgid.
- $3.4 million for a 13-foot tunnel for turtles and other wildlife attempting to cross U.S. 27 in Lake Jackson, Fla.
- $1.15 million to install a guardrail for a persistently dry lake bed in Guymon, Okla.
- $9.38 million to renovate a century-old train depot in Lancaster County, Pa., that has not been used for three decades.
- $2.5 million in stimulus checks sent to the deceased.
- $6 million for a snow-making facility in Duluth, Minn.
- $173,834 to weatherize eight pickup trucks in Madison County, Ill.
- $20,000 for a fish sperm freezer at the Gavins Point National Fish Hatchery in South Dakota.
- $380,000 to spay and neuter pets in Wichita, Kan.
- $300 apiece for thousands of signs at road construction sites across the country announcing that the projects are funded by stimulus money.
- $1.5 million for a fence to block would-be jumpers from leaping off the All-American Bridge in Akron, Ohio.
- $1 million to study the health effects of environmentally friendly public housing on 300 people in Chicago.
- $356,000 for Indiana University to study childhood comprehension of foreign accents compared with native speech.
- $983,952 for street beautification in Ann Arbor, Mich., including decorative lighting, trees, benches and bike paths.
- $148,438 for Washington State University to analyze the use of marijuana in conjunction with medications like morphine.
- $462,000 to purchase 22 concrete toilets for use in the Mark Twain National Forest in Missouri
- $3.1 million to transform a canal barge into a floating museum that will travel the Erie Canal in New York state.
- $1.3 million on government arts jobs in Maine, including $30,000 for basket makers, $20,000 for storytelling and $12,500 for a music festival.
- $71,000 for a hybrid car to be used by student drivers in Colchester, Vt., as well as a plug-in hybrid for town workers decked out with a sign touting the vehicle's energy efficiency.
- $1 million for Portland, Ore., to replace 100 aging bike lockers and build a garage that would house 250 bicycles.


With all this pork it’s clear why we see flying pigs!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Amazed

When you get right down to it keeping up with the Political Landscape in America is absolutely boring to a great many. Unless you are a political science major or one of the few people who are inexplicably drawn with every fiber of their being to the latest news, it is just not all that interesting. If you are a blogger you stand a better chance at an audience if you offer some advice on designing twitter backgrounds or a better way to get gum out of hair.

Once again, I have had to come to the hard realization that a great deal of Americans are not now, nor soon likely to become interested in Obama and his radical regime. Thomas Jefferson wrote some 230 years ago “…that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves…” and not much has changed. I heard another version of Jefferson’s wisdom years ago that went like this, “the pain that we feel is preferred to the pain that we fear”. In essence it seems that humans will tolerate much to avoid risking worse.

Having spent my complete existence studying human behavior, religion, philosophy and the like I continue to be amazed by above mentioned phenomenon. Still, there is that “flashpoint” just when oil becomes hot enough to the instantly burst into flames and a similar one for humans when they will rise to their feet an rebel against tyranny. While I see a great many Americans seriously concerned about the troubles of the days, I see a vast group that are so absorbed by their day to day lives that they cannot smell the smoke nor feel the heat of the flames engulfing them.

Recently I had the chance to ask some family members about what they thought of the State of the Union and what they knew about current important issues. Well there seemed to be little knowledge about what was going on and not any real concern that anything was all that amiss. My attempts to draw attention to issues of concern seemed to do more to prove my insanity than to educate. I believe that I may have actually caused them to question the validity of what I was trying to say. Fair enough. Declaring that you think Obama has full intentions to remake this nation into something of his choosing does sound a bit extreme. Still, I was left with the impression that whatever happened would be fine and did not merit them looking into it.

Needless to say I walked away from that conversation less that gratified and even a little offended that my opinion carried so little weight. I hadn’t be push or sanctimonious and tried to present fact with verifiable sources. Yet, I failed to make any noticeable difference and do not expect that they will be of any help on Election Day. But, do not misunderstand. I don’t think these folks abnormal but rather quite normal. The storm troopers boots will have to hit their front porches before they sound the alarm; if even then. As for me, I continue on: amazed.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Sorry Kids. Grandpa didn't know.

The good news is that I have a new grandson. The bad news is that I haven’t a clue what kind of America he is going to grow up in. This latest grandson gives me a total of three. Selfishly I would love for them to have the same opportunities that I’ve had and that their dads have had. While there are no guarantees in life it is right for me to have these concerns. As of this moment my grandsons each owe $38,704.00 to the national debt. The three of them owe collectively nearly $120,000.00 and that is assuming they all have ordinary futures. God forbid one of them is financially successful for then their debt grows exponentially. It just isn't within me to hope my grandsons will be less than the most they can be.

It just seems that there ought to be something I could do as “Grandpa” that would help their future. I put away a little they might wind up with if I am not forced into spending it. I call, write, email, and fax every Senator and Representative for our state and even to some other states. I encourage, exhort, reassure and praise whenever possible. Of late I find I urge, push, plead, and all but threaten. Neither seems to make much difference. What I get back are dispassionate generic letters of why they voted the way they did and how my thinking should be if I were “right minded” like they are.

I have blogged and tea bagged, donated and whined, called talk radio and even talk in my sleep. Still I am right back where I started: I need help. If I am to preserve the Great America that I’ve so loved for my grandkids I need your help. And, if you are anything like me you know that you need my help to. Now dammit, how do we get 50 million Americans to jump up all at once and say “I have had it with Washington, Obama and the lot of them and I am not going to take it anymore”?

November of 2010 seems as far off to me as when I was 15 wanting to be 16 so I could drive a car. It is always that way when you are passionate about something: it just can’t come fast enough. I was that way when each of my sons told me that they were getting married and again when they said I’d be grandpa again. With my last breath I suspect I will be passionate about them still. To them I pledge my allegiance as I do to the Flag of these United States called America, and to the Republic for which it stands, One Nation, Under GOD, Indivisible, with Liberty and Justice for all, even the unborn.

Well grandkids of America. While I was writing this letter asking for help, America’s bureaucrats spent another $273,000,000.00 (273 million dollars) from your piggy banks. For every minute that passes we are spending 26 million dollars (1 minute = $26,000,000.00) of your future. I am sorry kids but grandpa just doesn’t know how to solve problems like this.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

A Man Without A President

When I was a student a short story that was required reading was “A man without a Country”. In that work of fiction the protagonist of the story, Philip Nolan, curses America and declares that he hoped he would never see or hear of America again. This work from 1863 by Edward Everett Hale is a great read and can really induce reflection upon what America means to each of us. For me it solidified the foundation of my patriotism which had been laid by my family and community. I never look at Old Glory but what my chest swells with pride at the thought of my United States of America.

In a similar way I have always honored and even revered the office of the President of these United States. I have lived and served under nearly a dozen though I was too young to vote for the first few. Their appearance on TV was of keen interest to me and I beamed to have them represent us to the rest of the World. I was raised to believe that anyone could be president and I am sure that hope lingered in the breasts of many a Patriot.

Of late there has been a sadness creep into me and not just me but in many Americans I suppose. It was hard to put my finger on that sadness but finally I succeeded: I don’t have a President. I am a "American Without a President." Sure there is one at the White House but he doesn’t represent nor care the least about me.

I have always had disagreement with presidents whether I voted for them or not and, regardless of those disagreements they were still “my President”. Something is different with this one we have now in that he doesn’t even desire to be my President. Something has changed.

Mr. Obama does not value the things of America that I do, he also doesn’t respect my right to believe them. Some of the signs at the tea parties are examples of things I believe in: Lower Taxes, No More Taxes, No to Cap and Trade, God is Pro-Life, etc. Not only did Mr. Obama not address the concerns of the Tea Parties but he actually made fun of them and treated the participants as a fringe group not worthy of his time. I am sorry Mr. Obama but those people are Americans and far from the fringe. You are president of all of America and not just those who hang on your every word. You took an oath to uphold the constitution and it includes me. Yet you do not consider me or those like me.

You said that you welcomed “Spirited Debate” yet you stifle every effort at that. Of late you have advocated the tactic of de-legitimizing the Fox News channel. In this you have denied an audience to the millions who tune into Fox News. We do not want to be spoon fed by those stations that cater to your will. I have lived long enough to remember the government controlled media of Russia and I am here to tell you that your efforts to stifle Free Speech border on tyranny.

You promised “Transparency” and a “Post Partisan” government. Yet, the congress is more divided than ever and we Americans are waiting for that first example of transparency. It has not come in your Administration and certainly not in your so-called Town Halls. I say so called because everyone knows that you control everything. You control who comes and who can ask questions and then you drone on until the time runs out and nothing of any substance is ever asked nor answered. This is the America you want to build?

And, you promised to eliminate waste and pork and abuses of government. Yet the very first thing that you signed had over 800 pork barrel projects but you declined to take them on calling it “Old Business”. That just wasn’t the response America was expecting from a candidate who ran on Hope and Change. Nothing has changed that needs changing but everything that America stands for is in danger of being irrevocably changed by your lack of interest in governing all Americans. Lead us and stop with the preaching to us. We have heard your speeches and are waiting for you to do something useful for economy and jobs. You continue to campaign for everything and everyone who can help you. How about helping those of us who have nothing to give you?

Lastly, all I see these days is division. Surely this is not your plan. Is it?

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Slow News days…

One can hardly fail to notice that fresh breaking news tends to dry up about Thursday of each week and doesn’t pick up until Tuesday of the following week. Truly there is nothing newsworthy going on inside the beltway. Congress has been packing it in earlier each week and of course they have only been talking one subject for months: healthcare reform. They did get a Gay and Lesbian Hate Crimes piece of legislation through by stuffing it into a Defense Spending bill. Seems like an odd way to get that through. Oh well, they had to beat the rush hour traffic to the airport.

Nancy of course hangs around longer as she has no life and doesn’t plan to quit pushing until we don’t have one either. That and the fact that we are footing the bill for her to have her own private jet makes travel less inconvenient for her. I don’t even think Harry goes home anymore. His popularity is so low he just hangs around Washington picking out drapes for his new Whitehouse office. You know; the office he will get when he loses his bid for reelection in Nevada. Surely Barry has something for him.

If you channel surf and weave your way through the web you might find some fun blogs and editorials but nothing new from the MSM or Administration. BO did declare H1N1 a national emergency Friday night. I guess the spat with Fox News and the US Chamber of Commerce weren’t giving him the kind of diversion he needs. It appears that we don’t have enough vaccine because there is a shortage of “eggs” to produce the vaccine. Excuse me. These are the people who want to run my healthcare. They can’t even get my eggs right.

You can’t escape the continual bad news out of the Mideast. It seems that unlike our politicians, terror never takes a day off. Even Iran has had a terror attack. What up wit dat. They fund and support terrorists. They give them weapons and ammo. They aren’t supposed to be the subject of terror. It must have made them feel so much better to see the attacks renewed in Iraq and Israel. By the way, Iran decided they may need more time to agree to the agreement that they already agreed upon with us. So again. No real news out of Iran.

So if there is no real news why do I have this constant nagging feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop. Oh yeah. It’s that hope and change guy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

The Death of the First Amendment

Earlier this week the president held a 2 ½ hour meeting with the so called Mainstream Media. Of course Fox News wasn’t there as they are currently serving a “time-out” for bad behavior. Yep. The President and his goons have gone after Fox. In addition they are bullying the DEMs and the MSM to ignore Fox News. Apparently, Obama, the Constitutional scholar doesn’t quite agree with the 1st Amendment rights of free speech. Come to think of it there is a lot in the Constitution that Obama doesn’t get.

I have always wondered why Obama supposedly studied and taught the Constitution. Normally you would assume that a person who does that loves the Constitution. In his case it may be that he has a different interest. It would appear that Obama studied the Constitution for ways that he could circumvent it and bring about his CHANGE.

Don’t you just know that there are millions of people who voted for that Change who now feel their posteriors puckering as they see him destroying the free market system. The polls clearly show that Independents, Democrats, and Libertarians are deserting him like sand crabs at high tide. Still there are those who continue to hope for that Change, most of whom scare the hell out of me.

Seriously, how much longer is America going to give Obama a pass on the people he surrounds himself with? There are so many Marxists, Maoists, and Socialists that he is surely guilty by his associations. All through the election he dismissed his associations with Ayers, Blagovich, Rev. Wright, Louis Farrakhan, Tony Rezko, George Soros, Rashid Kahlidi and on and on and on. Yet now he continues to surround himself with people equally suspicious and dangerous.

But I digress back to the 2 ½ hour meeting with the MSM. Obama met for 20 minutes with McKrystal regarding the war in Afghanistan but he spends 2 ½ hours in an undisclosed meeting with the MSM. If it had not been leaked no one would have even known that there was such a meeting. As for me, I have long been leery of the way the MSM gave Obama top spin on everything. Now as he attacks Fox News, the US Chamber of Commerce, and anyone who dares speak out against him I think it is time to call rein him in. Fat chance.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Nya, Nya Nya, Nya Nya!

If I understand the government’s latest allegations, Fox News is not really news; the tea party patriots don’t matter; Anita Dunn’s infatuation with Chairman Mao is comical to the administration, and people who say Healthcare Reform will put us further in debt are liars. One thing that remains consistent is this administration’s attacks on those who disagree with them.

According to Anita Dunn, the administration’s Communist mouthpiece,

"What I think is fair to say about Fox -- and certainly it's the way we view it -- is that it really is more a wing of the Republican Party. They take their talking points, put them on the air; take their opposition research, put them on the air. And that's fine. But let's not pretend they're a news network the way CNN is."


This will be disappointing news to all those democrats and independents who also watch Fox News. And since Fox News has twice the number of primetime viewers as all other cable news outlets. I repeat, Fox News has twice the viewership in primetime of CNN, MSNBC, CNBC, and HLN combined.

Those of you that follow the thinking of community organizers will recognize this strategy right away: attack and deny attack and deny. They continually attack their perceived opponents and deny any credibility for those same opponents. These are the strategies some have used to bully banks in giving money and loans to organizations like ACORN and have now become the preferred political style of Obama and his bunch. They never address the facts presented on Fox News but merely make fun of them.

As an aside I would like to mention all those 2010 candidates whose jobs are in jeopardy for blindly following Obama’s “Fundamental Changes to America”. Actually it is more of a question. What did you sell out for Mr. Reid, Specter, Carnahan, etc.? Was it for czardom or perhaps a cabinet job? Could it be just plain ole cash? Look at how well he has kept the promises to those who put him there. How well do you think he will keep the promise he made to you? Oops!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

What the hell is going on?

Listening to the radio today gave me a real sense of just how badly this country is divided. There are economic and ethnic divisions and racial and cultural divides. There are those who favor government and those who favor even more government and some who want no government at all. Some want to take from those who have and give to the have-nots. Some don’t care who they take it from as long as they get theirs. Tom Brokaw once wrote that the Greatest Generation was those who got us through World War II. I am thinking if we don’t rise to a greater height in these days that we will go down as the “loser” generation.

In Saint Louis there are those fighting to stop the sale of the Rams football team if Rush Limbaugh is a part of the ownership. They contend that he would be too divisive and some players wouldn’t play for him. Some contend that he is a racist as they hurl racist accusations against him that they cannot prove nor will they ever. The Rams have bled this city since coming here and anyone who wants to shoulder some of their debt can have it as far as I am concerned.

Next I find that the actions that congress took to defund ACORN were on a stopgap measure. ACORN will again be funded by the Federal Government “we the taxpayers” on November 1st of this year. So, all the hoopla that went on in congress was a ruse. As of today there has been no action by the Congress to investigate this firm and there is actually some indications that ACORN is continuing to gain support through back channels even now.

President Obama stated that illegal immigrants will not get healthcare. Joe Wilson called him a liar. As it turns out, the Supreme Court has already faced this issue with education in the past and has ruled that “all persons” will be entitled to a public education. Joe it appears that you are right and that no matter what congress puts out it will by law be available to illegal immigrants. In the meantime the government is trying to hamstring the efforts of Arizona’s Maricopa county Sherriff Joe Arpaio. They de-authorized him from arresting illegals. Joe as other plans. In these cases the “Joes have it”!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Nobel Obama NOT Noble Obama

Obama getting the Nobel Peace Prize is nothing more than an affirmation to those of us who believe Obama’s goal is to weaken America and turn it Socialist. If Yassar Arafat can win a Peace Prize, then Obama’s socialist ideology would qualify him. He has worked tirelessly to deny Israel and coddle the militant Muslims. On Tuesday of this week Obama Administration has defunded the Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, an organization that investigates human rights abuses by the killer regime. Apparently human rights no longer matter. Yep. I think “O” qualifies for the Peace Prize.

That being said I should think that if any Americans were teetering on the fence as to where Obama’s Ideology is centered, this should have tipped the balance. Truly it is hard to believe some of the things that are happening today. Americans are good people and they want to believe the “good thing”. Yet at some point even the most pure-hearted person has to recognize that Obama is not PRO-America; not the America we love.

Could it be that Obama’s affections lie with other things such as the Muslim world? We know that Obama was raised and taught the Muslim teachings as a citizen of Indonesia. There is no question of this. He was born into a Muslim family and both his father and step-father were Muslims.

Obama makes this statement regarding his religious beliefs:

"I was not raised in a particularly religious household, as undoubtedly many in the audience were. My father, who returned to Kenya when I was just two, was born Muslim but as an adult became an atheist. My mother, whose parents were non-practicing Baptists and Methodists, was probably one of the most spiritual and kindest people I've ever known, but grew up with a healthy skepticism of organized religion herself. As a consequence, so did I."


Now it is true that he joined the Trinity United Church of Christ on 95th Street in the Southside of Chicago. This was the church of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright that stirred so much controversy. Understand that this church subscribes to the “Black Liberation Theology” doctrine and as such is not your average church. A Muslim would not feel awkward in such a church and this one gave a “Lifetime Achievement Award” to Louis Farrakhan. Louis as you know is the leader of the NATION OF ISLAM.

The Nation of Islam teaches that Black people were the original humans.

Louis Farrakhan has stated that "White people are potential humans…they haven’t evolved yet."


The founder of Black Liberation Theology, James Cone, said

“The black intellectual's goal is to "aid in the destruction of America as he knows it." According to him such destruction requires both black anger and white guilt.


As you can see there is very little difference on this one point of the “Black Experience” and that is to fundamentally change America. Mr. Obama said those very same words 5 days before becoming President. Here he is speaking to ACORN.



To this day the Obama’s have not joined a “Church” but have selected to attend the non-denominational chapel at Camp David. His faith is his business “EXCEPT” if and when it becomes so bizarre as to threaten the very fiber of American society. Obama has chosen to keep his past hidden. He has chosen the path of not disclosing anything about himself. He chose not to celebrate the National Day of Prayer. I wonder. And so I look at what I can know by seeing where he has been and where he is going.

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “Lying is not permitted except in three cases: a man speaking to his wife to make her happy; lying in times of war; and lying in order to reconcile between people.” (Tirmidhi)

With such a rule it would be difficult to decide when a Muslim is telling the truth. With Mr. Obama I have found that he seldom tells the truth: not during the campaign and certainly not now. This is not an opinion but verifiable fact. He bows to Muslim princes and fondly remembers the call to Muslim prayer as one of the most beautiful sounds he has ever heard.



It was never my intention to get into a question of religion as right or wrong. I use these examples purely to demonstrate what I believe are the driving motivations to Obama’s actions. Is he a Muslim? Does that make it easier for him to lie to us? Could that explain his divisive actions? Would that clarify his attitude toward Iran? Israel?

Thursday, October 8, 2009

SUPPORT OUR TROOPS "OBAMA"

If Obama wants to hold to some lofty ideology for himself let him do so. He doesn’t have to impose his ideologies on us and on our military. He has our troops in harm’s way in Afghanistan and ensures their failure by giving the Taliban and Al Qaeda the upper hand. They know his rules of engagement and use them against us to kill our troops. You have to wonder what Obama’s motives and goals really are.
Kindly read this story for a better explanation than I could ever provide.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Socialism: A Good Thing...Right???



As a young person in school some 40+ years ago I remember my first thoughts about socialism. I can remember thinking, “That doesn’t sound bad at all. Actually that might be kinda good. That way there are no poor people, nor rich people, there are just people. Today as I listen as young people voice the same kinds of thoughts. They really don’t have the fear of socialism that older people have. Some of that may come from the way that they have been raised.

If you look at the school curriculum it would be easy to argue that the educational system is left leaning. By leaning I mean they are an obtuse angle. Depending upon the school system they may lean from left to extremely left in varying degrees. Even the families that our young people have been raised in have had a left leaning effect on our young people, though unintended. It is the norm in many American families to give and give to their children and to struggle to find ways to meet our children’s every desire. What parent hasn’t worked overtime to provide the “right” tennis shoes or clothes for their children. It is my thought that these things create a sense of entitlement within our children and a natural acceptance of socialistic thought. It becomes normal for them to think "they should have the same things as others". Socialism doesn't seem all that offensive. We parents unknowingly helped create that mindset.

I doubt that many families dine together these days and if they do it seems unlikely that parents would use the time to discuss current events. How many children know that in Communist China during Mao Zedong’s between 40,000,000 and 80,000,000 (40- 80 million) lives were lost to communist rule; mostly due to starvation or slaughter. Millions more died in Russia due to persecution, perhaps as many as 30,000,000. Each day thousands die in North Korea, mostly of starvation, and in every communist country there are similar abuses with totals upwards of 30million. Cuba’s numbers are no doubt lower but surely significant. Who can say what the totals might be.

Now, none of these countries call themselves “Communist”. They call themselves some version of “Socialist Republics”. Regardless they embrace the concept of socialism and that everyone should be and receive equally (“Share the Wealth”). For more than 60 years these countries have struggled with their Socialism and still the people suffer. Notice I said the people suffer and not the governement. Yet someone must GOVERN that sharing and this is where the problem always comes in. If you could just find that right person to govern. Who is that special someone who can GOVERN with fairness, honesty, purity, and justice. They would have to be like god: Some ONE very special. No one has found "The One" yet.

Arguably, no reasonable people would ever surrender to this form of government except for one thing: It is never presented in its final version. It is always presented as a “Foot in the Door” better idea. Usually it is some fine sounding Change that strikes a chord with the masses. Occasionally it is thrust upon the peoplw without their consent. More often it is a combination of the above. The adoption of the CHANGE takes place and all is well. Until, human nature takes its course, greed and corruption enter (usually waiting close by) and voila you have a government telling you what you can have, and when, and how much.

The only way to stop this is to keep the "Foot out of the Door". At first sign of this evil, kick the door closed. I am firmly convinced that the toe is being wedged in the door at this very moment and I am kicking with all I have. I am no longer a naïve schoolboy. I suggest you not be either.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The WHYS have it!

After months of Sausage Making in both houses of Congress there is still nothing resembling a Healthcare Bill that would benefit but a few special interest groups. Persistent forces have kept out amendments that would disallow illegal immigrants and government funded abortions. These legislators say it would be too difficult to require a photo ID for Healthcare services and to require women to purchase an insurance rider to cover abortions is offensive and demeaning. I truly wonder what makes these people think this way.

Recently, the now infamous, ACORN was cut off by both houses from receiving government funds. This due to the organization’s continued involvements in all manner of corruption. Most of this was known in congress for sometime but the efforts of 2 young journalism students was what it took to garner enough media attention to get congressional action. The mainstream media was noticeably absent from reporting on the ACORN videos and but for FOXNEWS and Breitbart.com we would never have known of it.

What truly amazes me is that the senate voted to strip ACORN of funds with an 83 to 7 vote. The 7 who voted to keep ACORN on the dole are surely themselves worthy of note:

Burris (D) from Illinois;

Casey (D) from Pennsylvania;

Durbin (D) from Illinois;

Gillibrand (D) from New York;

Leahy (D) from Vermont;

Sanders (I) from Vermont;

Whitehouse (D) from Rhode Island


What kept these legislators from standing with overwhelming majority in the senate? Next the House took up the Issue and voted to defund ACORN. The result was 345 ayes, 75 noes, 2 present, and 11 not voting. Again the results were overwhelming and you can follow the link to see the results. One thing that was this vote reveals is that 80% of the Congressional Black Caucus voted against, present, or not voting on this matter. You might say they were nearly ½ of all the nays.

Why do both of Illinois’ and Vermont’s senators want ACORN to continue to receive federal money?

Why can both houses recognize corruption and deal with it in a bi-partisan fashion for ACORN but not Healthcare?

Why can’t a simple photo ID be required to qualify for Healthcare?

Why should all of America fund abortions when the majority is against it? Why must those in favor of abortion make everyone pay?

Does it appear to anyone that the August and September teaparties had any affect on your legislators?

It is of little wonder that only 14% of Americans
approve of the Job Congress is doing. How are we citizen’s supposed to have confidence in our system of government? There is little doubt that 2010 will seriously change the balance of power in congress. Everyone I speak to is committed to that. The comment they most often make is along the lines of desiring to throw out the lot of them and start over. An interesting idea but how to effect it?

Friday, October 2, 2009

I think The Winner is: The "O's" (UPDATED)

I just can’t resist weighing in on the “Get the Olympics” effort by the “Os”: the Obama’s, Oprah, former Olympic athletes, and the Others. Okay I couldn’t figure out a way to turn Mayor Daly into an O. In any case it is my opinion that the fix is in on this deal. Me thinketh that this trip is all about appearances and that the “O’s” have it. But just for fun let’s wait a few hours and see. What do you think?

UPDATED: Chicago was eliminated for Olympic Consideration. I was wrong and so happy to be wrong. Whether or not Chicago needed or wanted the Olympics is a separate matter. This must be a major blow to the Obamas. They are unused to losing.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Same OLE Same "O"

It is becoming increasing difficult to accept the actions being taken these days. Congress continues to plug away at Healthcare Reform and it appears the Democrats will accept nothing but a bill that includes abortion and the public option. Obama states that Healthcare Reform won’t cover abortions but the Senate Majority won’t allow any language in the bill that excludes it. Isn’t that just another way of including it?

Not all is lost. Congress did find a way to spend another $300,000,000.00 on their budget. While we all cut, they continue to spend. So the Administration cut $120 Million from the budget earlier this year and Congress ads it back three-fold.

Now Obama finds that his celebrity is needed in Denmark to win the 2016 Olympics for his beloved Chicago. He will be the first sitting president to ever lobby the International Olympic Committee. With all that is going on in America and the World today, the 2016 Olympics should be listed very low on the list of priorities. It seems to me that Obama will reward anyone who helped in any way to help him get his prominence. I suspect there will be camera’s for him to speak to.

Iran’s Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi, reiterated on Tuesday that the Islamic republic will not discuss its "nuclear rights" at the upcoming meeting with the six world powers in Geneva. Tomorrow that meeting takes place and our loquacious president will attempt to talk the Iranians into cooperating with IAEA goals of non-proliferation. If it is not open to discussion, what’s to discuss? Perhaps he can cozy up to them with his Muslim background and soft peddling sales pitch. Look for some tough sanctions here. Obama will is likely to sanction Q-tips and California Wines. Oh the pain.

Over the last several days I have been inundated with requests for political donations for 2010 campaigns. What is so disturbing about this is that most of these candidates are only mildly better, if at all, that those in office now. Sorry. I am only voting for and supporting those who will truly give the Government back to the people. I am so ready for those people to announce their candidacy. I suspect I am not alone.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Es Obama estúpido? (Updated)

We knew when he was elected that he was inexperienced but what we’ve found out since would fill volumes. In the latest round of the Administration’s wisdom, the Administration is removing 384 Border Patrol agents from the US – Mexico border. This comes at a time when drug violence has escalated exponentially. They plan to reassign the agents to the Canadian border. I have an idea. Finish the friggin’ wall and hire some more agents in the meantime. There are plenty of good applicants for these “shovel ready” jobs.

Secondly, Mr. Obama believes that he finally has Iran in a corner. He believes that he can talk them into giving up their Nuclear Weapons program. Who is this guy? The only one nuttier than Ahmadinejad is anyone who believes’ that they can negotiate with this loon. Okay. So Iran has been lying to and stalling off the world for years on the nuclear question. This week they reveal to the UN that they have another Nuclear Enrichment plant hidden underground on a military base. France and England hammer Iran in statements to the UN. Yes that is correct. France's President Nicolas Sarkozy laid down the law to Iran as did the UK's Prime Minister Gordon Brown. Obama makes a statement about equal to the threat of a child’s “time-out” and demands Iran must have a "serious, meaningful dialogue". Sure Obama. They will talk, and talk, and talk, and build the bomb, and sell enriched uranium, and talk. Obama; your speeches to them have the same effect as the ones you make to us: Yawn!

Lastly, Mr. Obama got everyone at the G20 to agree to reform the world economy, reduce dependence on fossil fuels, clean up the air, and use less disposable diapers. Ok. The diapers part wasn’t discussed. Anyway, everyone agreed to agree to something that has no teeth and cannot be enforced.

Regardless of your take on Global Warming nothing Obama got the G20 to agree to will matter. Surely he will tout it as serious progress as will the Pravda faux news agencies ABC, NBC, CBS, and MSNBC. In the meantime the longer this guy is in office the less secure we become unless of course he TALKS THE BAD GUYS TO DEATH.

And can anyone explain what this is all about???




9/27/2009 10:00 a.m. CST. UPDATES. Notice at the end of this video from Pittsburg's WTAE Channel 4 they report this person is David Chapinka (Spelling???). He is suspected of property damage among other things.



Also, Iran fired off 2 shortrange missles in defiance of the UN's condemnation of Iran's nuclear ambitions. They plan to fire off a long range missle tomorrow that is capable of reaching Israel and US military bases. So much for contrition.

Lastly, in response to General McCrystals request for more troop for Afghanistan the Administration has decided to postpone a decision for a couple of weeks while they rethink their strategy.