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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.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Difference a Week Makes

It has been more than a week since I last posted and I would like to update some changes. Funds have been cutoff to ACORN and Obama has been totally ignorant that ACORN was receiving large sums of taxpayer funds. Hum. Wasn’t it Obama that signed the Stimulus Bill? Apparently he didn’t read it!

General McCrystal states that he needs more troops for Afghanistan. Actually this was leaked info and the formal request is due to reach Obama today or tomorrow. Let me be clear that I do not like war. That said, either do it and be done with it or get out. As I understand it now there is turmoil within Obama’s party about whether to send or not send troops. This from a man who campaigned that he would do whatever it takes. It looks like the 3am call has come and no one was home.

Healthcare is still being pushed and promoted on TV, Radio, and in Print. There is still no bill but if there were one it is being promoted. I am sorry but I have difficulty wrapping my mind around how to be for something that doesn’t exist but if it did I should be for it but for now just believe that it will be and it will be fine and…

Of course Mr. Obama did address the U.N. with his usual level of teleprompter aptitude. His speeches were of course covered by TV which is the way he likes them. He does like TV you may know. He spent the weekend touring all the news shows except Fox and ended up on Monday with Letterman. I find them equally funny.

Let’s see. What did I forget? Oh yeah. There were 1000 protesters outside of the U.N. They were protesting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi. I dug this link up out of
Australia. It appears our media was more concerned about where Kadhafi would sleep and whether Ahmadinejad and Obama would shake hands. Don’t misunderstand. If I were to meet Obama it would be questionable whether I would shake his hand: Swine Flu epidemic and all.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is Congress Broken? You Decide!

It has often been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. What about a video? What does this say to you?

Sunday, September 13, 2009

CSPAN Scoops Mainstream Media "Big Time"

If I were to ask, “What media organization gave the most impartial and complete coverage to the DC Protest” yesterday, many might suspect a conservative cable channel. True, it was a cable channel. It was CSPAN. They offered no commentary and covered the event completely. You can click on the link and watch the whole event. I applaud them for their recording of this event.

It has been amusing to see how the rest of the Mainstream Media covered or failed to cover it. There were no surprises. In their writings and dialogue they managed to downplay the efforts, goals, and intentions of attendees. Still the truth cannot be silent. Facts are very stubborn things. As of the time of this writing there has been no official release of the numbers. At one point, someone announced from the podium that ABC had the number at 1 and ½ million. I found some calculations of the size of the space with estimates at 2.3 million. Liberals are painting it as an insignificant number. As such they have been labeled as “numberers” on twitter.

David Axelrod, the President’s Senior Advisors, has already said in speaking to the Tea Party Protestors, “My message to them is they’re wrong”. While millions of Americans journey back to their own beds the government has nothing but denial. “Attack and Deny” should be the slogan of this administration. They have brought nothing to Washington D.C. but division. It is “We the People” who stand in unity.

If you had no chance to attend or didn’t get to see what took place, watch as much of the CSPAN footage as you can but at least the first 30 seconds. If this doesn’t well up the pride of being American in your breast then I fear you can never understand the power of the concept “WE THE PEOPLE”. This is America. These are your fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, and the ones who care for your car or sell your groceries. These people are the tips of the Iceberg who as you will see are peacefully calling for the ear of their government. They have no desire to sink that ship but are rather calling out to preserve her. Apparently they call upon deaf ears.

Administration says, "The People Are Wrong"

Listen closely. You can almost hear the pavement pass beneath the tires of the cars and busses that carried the Tea Party attendees to Washington DC. Perhaps you are in one of these vehicles headed for home. Many have yet to reach their own beds and yet the proclamation has been decreed as to the worth of our efforts. “They are wrong” is the message from David Axelrod.

Hope filled the hours of those who traveled to Washington and surely also as they return. Yet, through high speed modern technology we have already read the dispatch from the de facto Oligarchy: WE ARE WRONG. Sounds like 1775 all over again.

My son sent me a message today and asking me if I think Obama heard us yet. Sadly I think he has heard us the entire time. Sadly, his heart is hardened into refusing us fair consideration. He always speaks of being willing to negotiate but his definition of negotiation is more appropriately for us to surrender. He has taken upon himself the Mantle of Supremacy. He cannot be wrong and will not be. The closet he has ever gotten to being wrong is when he stated, “I could have parsed my words differently” when referring to the Gates – Crowley matter.

And while I am not one to dash the hopes of the striving, reality dictates that we are playing by rules that our president does not restrict himself to. He appraises his high calling and therefore must deny us any difference. We, the ignorant masses, lack his wisdom and calling and cannot foresee the goodness of what he plans for us. Neither can we understand it.

What tomorrow brings, who can say? As for me I hold no hope in Obama. He is as foreign to me as the Monarchy was to the Colonies. My hopes and prayers are with America’s people.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Obama Speaks, ACORN Listens. Will You?

Ok so I didn’t guess perfectly about what Obama would say on his last HealthCare Reform Speech. Like anything you win some and you lose some, unless you are a self-absorbed elitist; right, Mr. Obama. The bottom line is that nothing has changed and that regardless of what the American people want, Obama knows best. He is determined to push through HealthCare Reform. His thugs in Congress echo those threats.

Every day I speak with people about this Administration. Generally they ask, “How can this be? How can all of these things happen? You never see anything on the news.” My reply sounds of equal lunacy to the things that I have told them. Surely it is hard to believe that a socialist, racist, Muslim empathizer has become president. Say that out loud and see how odd it sounds. Yet that is the condition we find ourselves in.

Obama has ties to the most corrupt and divisive groups in America. In the last 48 hours ACORN employees have been twice caught on tape advising undercover reporters on how they might receive Federal funds to operate a prostitution ring with illegal immigrants and minors. It is terrible to think we have Americans who would advise such things and then to see the billions this group expects to receive from Obama’s Administration. So typical for Obama, he has remained silent on ACORN as he did on Van Jones and as he has only anyone or thing that can derail his agenda.

America, hear me on this. I have suspicions but no proof of how Obama is pulling off these things. Truthfully I don’t need proof. If you see the results I describe to you then you must heed the warning. This man will stop at nothing short of remaking our nation. Hear his words of 2007. His words, not mine.

Humbled by Your Loss

Today, many will address the tragedy suffered by America in 2001. Such a loss is beyond words or understanding. I find myself lacking in both. To that end and to the families who have paid so greatly, then and now, I offer my thoughtful and prayerful silence...

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Peachy Peachy Another Speechy

Well it appears that we will have another Obama speech tomorrow. I really think the man should have chosen another line of work, maybe like a Reality TV Dictator show. It just seems that he thinks he can govern in front of the camera. Today he talked with Kindergarten through sixth grade. Tomorrow he talks to the adults. His speech is on his plans for healthcare. Oh what fun.

In order to save you some time I can give you the main points of the speech now.
1. We must do Health Care Reform now; today if possible.
2. Let’s make fun of the people who don’t agree with us.
3. This will save billions, if not trillions of dollars and make your teeth whiter. (I was joking about the trillions.)
4. There won’t be any new taxes to the middle class.
5. Did I say, “Let’s make fun of those who don’t agree”? Did you hear the one about the “Town Hall” people being staged? Yeah!
6. Most importantly, “Let me be perfectly clear about this”. You should prepare yourself to hear this 30 or so times.

At the end of the speech there may or may not be a rebuttal depending upon which Government Run TV Station you are watching.

In any case everyone will go back to doing what they do and Obama will try and shove this down your throat and make you like it. Nancy Pelosi will still not be able to complete a coherent sentence nor make a complete smile and Harry Reid will still be clueless on how to play in a “Grown Ups” world.

All joking aside... Oh, that is not possible at this time. This is pretty much how I see the ObamaCast playing out. Let me know. I will be watching a DVD of “Botched Lobotomy” starring the cast of the “I Pledge” video.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

By his fruits you shall know him...

Mr. Obama is readying himself for yet another TV presentation of what he believes. Enough already. We all know what he believes. Consider with me these things.

Mr. Obama was a member of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s church for 20 years. When pressed about Wright’s teachings Obama plead ignorance and supposedly distanced himself from him. Rev. Wright preached Black Liberation Theology which is rooted in Marxist teachings. This theology blames White Christians for the plight of Black peoples and seeks a “fundamental change” in government. Change? I have heard that somewhere.

When confronted with his relationship with Bill Ayers, the Weathermen Underground terrorist, Obama cried foul and said he was being charged with guilt by association. Mr. Obama had used Bill Ayers to launch his political career and even served on Boards with him. Yet he claimed that Ayers was just a guy in the neighborhood when all the facts started surfacing Obama cried “foul”.

Add to these Obama’s coziness with convicted felon Tony Rezko and his work with the infamous ACORN. He appoints “tax cheat in chief” Timothy Geithner and the unscrupulous Eric Holder. Eric Holder is the now Attorney General who during his tenor in the Clinton administration, recommended the Presidential Pardon of Marc Rich who conducted illegal deals with the Iranians and owed more than $48,000,000.00 in back taxes. Holder is now the top legal officer of this administration. How can this be?

The list goes on and on and on. Gregory Craig, who defended John Hinkley's assassination attempt of Ronald Regan is Obama’s personal lawyer. Craig also handled Clinton’s impeachment. (That could come in handy.) He also got Elian Gonzales (the little Cuban boy) sent back to Cuba after being snatched from his bed in the middle of the night.

Now here is a less know goody: Cecelia Munoz who is Director for Inter-Governmental affairs. She is a Vice-President of “National Council of La Raza” which is a Hispanic rights group (literally translated “the race”). She was truly Obama’s first “wise Latina” and a huge proponent of illegal immigrant’s rights. Excuse me?

As I have said this list is nearly endless. At some point reasonable people no longer need to hear Obama to know what he stands for. He has shown that first and foremost he stands for HIMSELF. He will drop, remove, distance, or deny anyone who inhibits his success. Secondly, he has surrounded himself with possibly the most divisive administration in American history. His goals are clear but his words are deceptive, first saying one thing and then another. If you want to know what Mr. Obama will say on Wednesday I suspect it be a description of a Socialist Utopia of his divine creation.

Friday, September 4, 2009

So Who's Responsible?

Responsibility can be a difficult thing such as when it means doing the right thing and the right this is hard to do. I have found that the “right thing to do” is almost always “the hardest thing to do”. Actually, I have never found an exception in my life but I like to say it that way to leave some wiggle room. Now it is true that one can argue the semantics of right vs. wrong. I use it in a more simplified way such as to tell the truth or not tell the truth.

As I wrote the other day, Van Jones, the Green Jobs Czar had called the republicans a**holes back in February. Later he gets confronted with this his comments and he makes an apology. Okay so let’s say that we accept the apology and that he has now decided that they are not a**holes. Is he still a Marxist and a racist who believes that “White People” are the great polluters and that he can use “Green” as a means to free the “black man”? At this point some will hold this man responsible for his actions, opinions, and speeches. Others will say he is changed. I will say that he has said and done things that he must now be held responsible for. He should be fired: end of story.

However, this and other administrations have not valued personal responsibility. As a result, government official can say, do, or not do without any consequences. Charlie Rangel, D-NY has misreported his earnings, underpaid his taxes, and has usurped his power to illegally create a penthouse apartment in a rent controlled building. He doesn’t even profess to be sorry and appears to be going unpunished. He is the Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee. Judas appears to be in charge of the money again.

On the other hand, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner owed back taxes. When audited by the IRS in 2006 he was found lacking for 2003 and 2004 and he had to fess up and pay up. However, he did not pay the $25,000.00 for 2001 and 2002 until he was appointed by Obama, a full 2 years later. And so what is he in charge of? Our Money!

The list doesn’t end here. These are just 2 of the dozens of investigation into current government officials. These people lack personal responsibility. Moreover, we Americans don’t demand personal responsibility. We all have our thresholds of right and wrong. Stealing is not stealing if it is only a small item but becomes stealing when it becomes a large item. Define large? Herein lays the problem.

I am guilty as the rest and I am admitting it. I do not hold myself to the level of responsibility to which I was raised and educated to do. I am partly at fault for the corruption in Washington. I am guilty of lying which makes excusing liars easier, and on, and on, and on. I am committed to raise the level of my integrity and to demand the same of those who serve me. No longer can we tolerate sloth and greed in government. Be advised Congress. I am sure I speak for others when I say “We are putting you on notice” and that we will hold you RESPONSIBLE.

UPDATE 06/06/2009
Van Jones has resigned:
"I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today.

On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.

I have been inundated with calls - from across the political spectrum - urging me to "stay and fight."

But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.

It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead."

Whether this relieves the Administration for their responsibility in appointing such Czars and circumventing the Constitution remains to be seen.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Obama Sure Can Pick 'em...

When Van Jones, the Green Jobs Czar, was asked about the Republican Party’s efforts he responded, “The answer to that is they're a**holes... [Crowd laughter] That's a technical political science term... And Barack Obama's not an a**hole. And I can be an a**hole. And some of us who aren't Barack Hussein Obama are going to have to start getting a little bit uppity." Now this was a whole month before he achieved Czar-dom so perhaps he had a chance to have a change of heart.

After all, Jones was a radical and claims he is reformed, into what is for you to decide. He has yet to relinquish his self-avowed status as a “died in the wool” Marxist. His thoughts on the Republicans seem reformed if he previously thought they were bastards or scumbags. For now they are merely a**holes. Clearly Mr. Obama knows how to vet candidates and it is good that he didn’t leave this one to the F.B.I.

Okay. So I am the Mob. Our children are “Obama Youth”. Concerned Americans are “Tea Baggers” and Republicans are “A**holes”. I think I now understand why the lack of bi-partisan results. While I realize that I am opinionated and I am also aware that I am not a Czar. Perhaps if I could improve my use of expletives and become more condescending or "uppity" in my tone I could one day be a czar.

Update: 9/03/2009
Van Jones apologizes for his a**hole reference. Oops. Well, that is one way to keep a commie in goverment. Here is his speech in front of the Berkley Liberals that got him into the trouble.