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Friday, August 27, 2010

The Forecast: Snow Flurries!

What can be written about America today that hasn’t already been penned and far more eloquently than I? Yet there is something that needs to be restated and planned for. Let us consider hard times.

As a young man I remember the old people talking about how far they walked and through how many inches of snow. I made fun of them asking if it were uphill paths both ways. I am not laughing now and I haven’t been for years. I found out for myself. You see I have been flat broke in my life 3 times. Been there. Done that. Got the “T” shirt. For various reasons, three times I found myself with a few boxes of clothes, pots and pans, and little else. In those days you did not ask for nor expect charity. You found a way. The kids need to eat so you find a way. The family needs a house so you find a way. You don’t have a car to drive to find work so you find a way. It wasn’t easy but it was what it was.

Yes I did accept some charity. When folks from the church showed up at the door with food and there was none in the house my pride took a beating and then we ate dinner. Through the Grace of God my wife and I survived those days. We laugh about them but we don’t desire to revisit them. Still; we can go there again if the need arises. I am not all that worried about us but rather the young people: your kids and my kids. My kids were there but they were kids and that doesn’t qualify them for a passing grade in the School of Hard Knocks. A bad day for them was not having the latest fashion jeans or tennis shoes. Thank God, but my kids have never really felt the effects of BROKE. To them broke is overdrawing at the ATM until Friday. I suspect that is true for you and yours.

It has been such a long time since Americans in numbers have had hard times. What we are having these days doesn’t even qualify. On the other hand, when I think about America’s future I see real hard times coming no matter what happens in Washington now or this fall. Sooner or later the nation’s debt will have to be paid. One of these days the fifty percent who work will no longer be able to pay for those who don’t. Real people know there is no free. What happens when there isn't money for unemployment and you've become accustomed to it? What about when welfare ends? Food stamps? ADC? What the government gives they took from someone. There are less someones every month now. Questions these days aren’t whether the government will be taking more. That is for certain. We have made it possible. We put them in charge and the put our minds to something else; too tired to be bothered with the details.

Now we find ourselves with a President who thinks too much of himself and too little for the American people. He spends and spends. He spends government money: your money and he spends his money; more of your money. Nothing that he has that he has not taken from the people. In fact he sees it as his divine and destined role; to take and disperse as he sees fit. It is not only he but vast numbers of Americans and most of Congress believes that government is supposed to provide things. If we are hungry the government is the food pantry. If we need clothing they are Nordstroms ‘cause we don’t want no Walmart clothes. They are there to make everyone equal and millions believe that they can actually do it. Yes. Millions and hundreds of millions of Americans believe that socialism can work here and now though it has failed everywhere it has ever been tried. Obama believes he can make it work and he has many of you believing in him.

Now suppose the government switches direction and away from the socialism idea? Then what? Well there are still going to be hard times. You can’t spend money you don’t have and not have consequences. Those who still believe that, go stand on the other side of the room with the unicorns. Either way we have to face some hard times. The main differences are will we all be pulling in the same direction or will we be divided and pulling every-which-a-way? Will you be slaves to your government or will you be free? Free and poor or in bondage and poor? There is a choice but you may have to walk uphill, both directions, through countless inches of snow.

I believe there is snow in the forecast. All of us old fuddy duddies are expecting it.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Is Obama a Muslim? Who Cares? Who's President is he anyway? This Guy's?

So now 1 in 5 Americans believe Obama is a Muslim. One in three think his is a Christian and 61% or 3 out of 5 think he is handling the economy poorly. While I don’t have factual proof that “O” is a muslim, I do know he is Pro-Muslim, Pro-Black, Pro-Illegal Immigrant, and Anti-Arizona. He is Anti-Small Business, Anti-Self Reliance, Anti-Conservative, and Anti-Tea Party. He hates criticism yet invites it with his actions. He is Anti-Oil and Pro-Debt. He loves to spend and to run up the deficit. He adores travel to exotic places and extravagant and lavish dinners with famous people. He tells us to cut back while he and Michelle go nuts. He is a contradiction in terms and a control freak. He hides from the truth and his past and denies the obvious. Is he a Muslim? Who knows? He is not an American in sense of someone who loves this nation and what she stands for. You can bet that Barry can send Americans to war but would never personally commit to personally protect this nation. We are an embarrassment to him.

From the beginning Barry has walked like he is special, talked down to the people, and magnified his importance. He has defied and flown in the face of everything American and has sought to tear apart this nation. He promotes racism, division, bickering, and weakening of the people’s freedoms. His apologies for America have circled the Globe as he has weakened the relationships of allies. He favors unions, control, and taxes and abhors entrepreneurs, the self-reliant, and hard working middle class families. His goal is to take from some and give to others and only he knows the fair way to do this. Barry wants what Barry wants and is omnipotent in his own mind. He has never taken heed to anything the masses want and even appears to treat them as ignorant.

On foreign policy, Barry is weak to say the least. His lack of experience has allowed Iran to be within days of going nuke, made Israel mistrust us, has Russia deceiving us, and the remainder of the World telling us what to do. Illegals from every nation on earth are filling our nation and he seems deaf to the voices warning him of home grown terrorists. Barry thinks it’s a good idea to provoke a deathbed dictator in Korea who does possess nuclear weapons while worrying about the rights of terrorists more than about protecting our nation. Does it matter if Barry is a Muslim? Not one bit.

The whole argument for whether Obama is a Muslim or not finds its roots in people trying to understand why Barry does what he does. Americans are a trusting people. “O” is using that trusting nature to push his agenda even though directly opposed to the will of the people. People without jobs who want them can’t find them and Barry would rather keep them on unemployment rather than provide help to create jobs. “O” has never done any real work and he doesn’t understand it. Who cares who this guy thinks is god? What we really care about is how to get him to leave office. Dear reader; if you have a God, ask him to help Barry find a way out of office as it seems he is beyond redemption while in Office.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Obama: Winning the Hearts of America

As surely everyone knows by now, Obama has stated the obvious: Muslims have a right to build a mosque at ground zero. Duh Barry! Everyone knows what the legal rights of all religions in America are (at least for now). What is at question is what is respectful and honorable and what considers the sensitivities of all Americans with regard to building this mosque. Of course “O” doesn’t want to weigh in with his opinion. He just wanted to stir the S----, not help it in any meaningful way.

By the way, I truly respect and honor the losses that 911 families suffered at the hands of these Saudi terrorists. However, all of America lost something that day and we all have something to say in this though the press is only covering the families. On that day we lost our sense of security and our trust in several nations. We lost our ability to travel about the nation freely without body scans and cavity searches. We lost our love for certain peoples flying on airplanes. Most importantly we gave up some freedoms to suicidal criminals.

Back to Barry. His latest sensitivity for America showed itself as the worst traffic jam in the history of Los Angeles. Why? Because he was having a $30,000 a plate fundraiser for the Democratic Party. I guess when you are as important and he and his wealthy guests are, it is fine to close down major sections of the city so that the elites can rub elbows. Isn’t California a blue state? I guess they won’t mind giving up several hours of their lives sitting in traffic to help out “O”.

In further disrespect, Barry and his daughter took a dip in the gulf. The only proof came not from the press corps but from the Whitehouse press as the real press is barred from many Obama events. (Reminds me of the Soviet system and Pravda) As for Obama's swim, on August 16, the London Independent reported that Obama and his daughter, Sasha, swam in a private Panama City Beach, FL beach off Alligator Point in St. Andrew Bay, not part of the Gulf.

Reporters were banned, no TV video permitted. "So....only the White House photographer was allowed to capture proceedings. The official picture was intended to provide evidence that the region's beaches are back to normal." Still, a photo of Barry and his youngest daughter is being circulated on all the networks. Do you think he should use his daughter as a political prop? Oh well. Anyway, the press is using “Barry Photos” taken by “Pravda”. Hey Rupert and the rest of you media moguls. How about if you don’t see the news happen you don’t report it as fact. If a president swims in the ocean and no one was there did he still get wet? Maybe, but not on my TV station, newspaper, or magazine. Try this for a while and you won’t have to report faux news.

Pehaps a dangerously toxic oil/dispersant brew doesn't really contaminate much or perhaps the entire Gulf? Surely it's not poison and potentially lethal for decades, maybe generations. Eat up. The all-clear's been given. You've seen the photos of Barry and the kid. I wonder if gulf shrimp is on the menu this week at the Whitehouse? Will anyone be testing these waters? These Shrimp? I'd like a faked photo of the Obamas eating gulf seafood and asking for "more please".

By the way. The above photo is for illustration purposes only as there were no "real press" photos of the "ObamaSuperJam" though furious LA residents assure that it did occur.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Newsflash! Obama Supports Muslim’s Rights!

For those of you who just woke up from a comatose stupor, Obama just sided with the Muslims on a Ground Zero Mosque. Duh! Was that ever in question? Obama is so pro Muslim that he thinks the Muslim call to prayer is the most beautiful sound on earth. If asked the same question I might have said the laughter of a child playing or the babbling of a brook. Not Barry.

Actually what I find interesting about this is that he loosely ties his thinking to the First Amendment of the Constitution. Someone correct me if I am wrong but isn’t this the first time comrade “O” gave a whit what the constitution said. Not being a constitutional scholar like Barry I was thinking that the First Amendment had to do with No State Religion and not that you could build anything, anytime, anywhere. It is confusing because the left plays it one way one time and another way the next time. Government regularly kicks God out of all sorts of books, buildings, parks, and whatever. I guess Allah is something special to Barry.

Truthfully I don’t worry about the mosque at all. There isn’t a construction company in New York that will take that bid. They will have to farm that out to the Saudis who will be the money behind this deal. The real news in this whole story is the imam who is behind this mosque is also linked to some bizarre ideals. Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, head of the Cordoba Initiative, which seeks to construct the massive center, repeatedly refused “on-air” to affirm the U.S. designation of Hamas as a terrorist organization or call the Muslim Brotherhood extremists.

This same imam states that he is a bridge-builder. He wants to build bridges between Muslims and Jews and Christians and terrorists... Actually I threw in the terrorists. He doesn't even admit terrorists. Surely if you were looking to build bridges you would not do it using the ashes of America's dead. This man may deceive the press and others but patriots know exactly what this guy is all about.

By the way Barry. Now that you really have put your foot in it with these latest comments: when do you think your next pratfall might come? Hopefully before the elections if you please.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Section 8 Housing Frenzy

How often have you heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. (Click on the Photo to enlarge it.) According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution over 30,000 people lined up to get a chance at federally subsidized housing. Look carefully at this photo from that same source and tell me just exactly what have we done to this country?

Supposedly riot police were needed to control the crowd. Heat and violence took its toll on more than 60 people and all that was being handed out was the chance to be put on a list for housing if it opened up. Here is a portion of that AJC article:

Some of the crowd waited for two days at the Tri-Cities Plaza shopping center. As the temperature rose Wednesday, people fell ill.

Sgt. Cliff Chandler, spokesman for the East Point Police Department, said a toddler was treated earlier in the morning for "some type of seizure," Chandler said.

"A lot of it was heat and some was health-related issues" such people not taking their medications, Chandler said.

By the time everyone had left around 2 p.m., the temperature had climbed into the low 90s.

East Point police, some wearing riot helmets, were patrolling the area. Firefighters and EMTs were attending to people who were overheating in the sun. Police from College Park, Hapeville, Fulton County and MARTA assisted in crowd control.

Chandler said there were no arrests.

Felecia McGhee told the AJC she arrived around 6:30 a.m. Wednesday. She said the major problem began when people started breaking into the line and then officials handing out applications started moving those areas and those line breakers. She said she saw at least two small children trampled when the crowd rushed the building where the applications were to be handed out.

"It's a real mess out here," she said.

Channel 2 Action News reporter Mike Petchenik said fights were breaking out and police had to stop people who were storming the door.

Channel 2 reporter Tom Jones said, “There are thousands, I mean, thousands of people here. I’ve seen people fall out from the heat.”

By late morning the crowd had thinned considerably and people were walking up and getting their applications without delay. But just before the 1 p.m. deadline, a line of about 200 people had formed. Shortly after 1 p.m., several people ran across the parking lot to get in line but were told by police that the line was closed.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Obama plays B Ball. Blacks Only? No Press!

The election is over. The votes have been tallied. The Obama’s have been declared the most clueless family in the US. Apparently Michelle thinks that the worst economy since the Great Depression is a great time to spend $75,000.00 per day of taxpayer cash. And for what? A ladies night out trip to Spain. At least she got to hob knob with Hollywood celebrities and the King and queen of Spain.

Refusing to use leftover “Stimulus” cash, Nancy has called congress back from campaign mode to do what? Yes. She wants to approve more stimulus cash. Apparently “O” can’t imagine using $26 billion of the nearly $400 billion unspent stimulus funds. In Obamalogic it somehow makes sense to spend more of what we are out of: cash!

In further brain cramped fashion the US is now planning to sell advanced F15 fighter jets to… (drum roll). Yes that is right. The Saudis are the recipients of one of the largest deals of its kind at a price tag of $30 billion dollars. Our president thinks that in a region that controls nearly half of the world’s oil, houses 90% of the world’s terrorists, and has one of the worst human rights records ever; somehow we should help them further destabilize the region. Who said Obama was pro-Islamic, anti-Israeli?

Over the weekend while “O” played hoops with basketball legends in a game that was to entertain wounded warriors, the press pool sat outside in vans. That’s right. No photo ops of the smiling wounded warriors as the Presidential Press were barred. While many complain that the press doesn’t report anything of significance these days, one could argue that they can’t report on anything less significant than “O’s” skills under the net. As for the wounded warriors we will have to imagine what they thought of Barry and the B Ball Big Timers. I wonder if this post racial president invited any white ballplayers. If the press had been able to report we might know. The above photo is who we do know attended.

Lastly the President's party, the Democratic Party, is now being tied to some of the most underhanded and disruptive political tactics apart from third world nations. Apparently, in an attempt to weaken conservative momentum Democrats are filling some state ballots with candidates supposedly representing the “Tea Party” movement. What is so troubling is that no one in the Tea Party has heard of any of these folks and their ties to the Democratic Party is unmistakable. Like so much in this administration; if you can’t win honorably: CHEAT.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Zer0 bama Ditty-Bops to His Own Drummer

While America tries to figure out how to hold her head up in pride and dignity, 0Clueless goes about life in his imaginary world. First let me ask you this. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairmain of the U.S joint chiefs of staff, stated that the US does have a military option for Iran but HE THINKS IT WOULD BE A BAD IDEA TO USE IT. Excuse me. Why open your face and allow words to fall out only if they telegraph your indifference to deal with the possible options? Say less. Say nothing. Don’t say anything stupid like we have “0” intent to use force.

To clarify my position here I have gone to using the Zero 0 here instead of a Capital Ooh “O”. As I see it the Zero “0” administration is doing nothing to help America, Arizona, Joblessness, Small Business, etc. As such I have chosen to refer to 37% of Americas president as Zero Bama = “0”bama. For the majority of Americans he offers us nothing. Thus he is 0bama.

In continuing stupidity 0 and his goons press ahead to prosecute Arizona for her stance on illegal immigrants while the 0administration does nothing. Actually nothing would be more desirable than their de facto efforts to give Arizona to Mexico. If you are going to allow Mexico to run roughshod over Arizona and to value Mexico more than Arizona are you not a traitor to your own people or are brown people the only ones worth caring for.

0bama promised that 0 tax dollars would be used for abortion yet 2 states are already spending your taxes on these same abortions. One might conclude that 0bama 0lied and 0deceived the American people, even to the point of signing a 0presidential 0proclamation that meant n0thing.

Really America. All the news that comes from Washington these days has 0 value for patriots, taxpayers, and local economies. This man 0ffers us n0thing, d0es nothing, and cann0t tell the truth. He is the president with0ut being presidential. 0ne might call him 0golfer (I hear he is a real hacker), 0vacationer, 0leader, and 0thers. I just can’t wait to call him 0’over.