Friday, July 31, 2009

academic double speak

In reading through Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr.'s statement
regarding the incident involving himself, the president, and Sgt. James Crowley, a few things stood out to me.

1. Gates buys into and/or promotes the idea that whites in Americas were fearful of blacks until they overcame these age old biases enough to vote for Obama, the harbinger of hope and change. Whites and blacks have been working together for a long time now and this isn't the first time a black person has been elected to a high office or achieved a large measure of success. Don't tell Gates.

2. Since he and Crowley are just characters in a narrative, they can't be responsible for their own actions. Seeing people as members of groups, instead of as individuals, is typical of liberals. It seems to be part of the rational behind doing things for the good of the collective of sub-collectives, instead of getting out of the way of the individual.

3. Gates talks about Obama being able to bridge age-old differences. What differences is he talking about? Are we to assume he means issues between black people and members of law enforcement? Where do black cops fit into his world view? When does he get past the stereotype enough to see the person?

4. In the last 'graph, Gates says he has spent his entire career trying to bridge differences and promote understanding. I guess this goes out the window after a white cop asks you for ID when someone reports a possible break-in at your house. Certainly he was trying to build a bridge when Gates talked about "whitey" sitting in judgement on his application to Yale.

And the left went nuts when Glenn Beck called Obama a racist. Please.

Hope and change, baby!

I don't know where to start

If anyone can find out anything more on this, please let me know. It looks like our supreme leader's handlers just laid the smack down on a couple of cops for running a background check on him. Seriously, has it always been against the rules to subject the president to the same scrutiny as anyone else?

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Just Like Athlete's Foot

The Obama birth certificate thing continues to grow. The White House and MSM alternate between ignoring the issue or ridiculing anyone who brings it up.

Even if you want to ignore the fact that the Certificate of Live Birth (COLB) posted on various sites around the web looks like a forgery (google it), the fact remains that the COLB can be issued to foreign-born children.

As with many controversies swirling around today, Obama is very much at the root of things. If he would display his original birth certificate, along with all of the other documents he has had sealed, he could dispell much of this. Scroll down a little here for a list.

Transparency in action.

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Honeymoon Draweth to a Close (well, sorta)

Hell hasn't exactly frozen over but the overall temperature surely dropped a couple of degrees. Check out what's on CNN Money. Next thing you know, MSNBC will be sponsoring a Palin love-fest straight from Wasilla.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Life in the Sanitarium

Being the comic book nerd that I was back in my misspent youth, I remember reading about Bizarro World in Superman comics. In Bizarro World, up is down, bad is good, stupid is brilliant etc. And folks, that's where we are right now.

Obama insists that his health care plan will save money. However, the Congressional Budget Office says it will add $230 billion to the federal deficit over the next 10 years. Additionally, the CBO says that Obama will save $2 billion over the same amount of time but the plan itself will cost $1 trillion. Obama says that people will be able to keep their existing health care plans should they so desire. Wrong again. Although couched in esoteric legal-speak, page 16 of the bill says that no new private health insurance policies can be sold after the bill becomes law.

Those who have waded through more of the bill state that you would not be able to make any changes to your existing policies after the bill passes. Such changes would knock your health care policy out of the "grandfather" exemption. Did I mention that you would be penalized by the IRS for not having any health insurance? Oh, and small businesses who don't provide health insurance will have additional taxes, too.

Ultimately though, this isn't about health care. This is about the government taking away your freedom to make any kind of choices for yourself and inserting itself into every facet of your life. Huge taxes on guns and ammo for people lawfully purchasing them? You bet, gunshot wounds cost the gov't money at the health treatment centers. Doubling "sin taxes" on alcohol and cigarettes. Sure, it takes $$ to treat the ailments brought on by such things. Ditto with outrageous taxes on sugary products, fast foods, etc. Surely you didn't want to keep that money you worked so hard to earn.

Think I'm full of crap? Here's a precursor of the kind of thing that would take place under the health care reform bill. The cap and trade bill passed by the House a few weeks ago has provisions that would prevent home owners from selling their houses unless they meet a certain energy efficiency standard. Of course, such improvements would force homeowners to raise their selling prices or have a bite taken out of their potential profits. A small price to pay for helping stave off global warming, right?

The only good part out of all of this is that Daddy O's numbers are falling. Hope and change, baby.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Obama the unbiased, take 2

I deleted my post from earlier this morning, since I found out that Henry Louis Gates, Jr. did indeed present his Harvard ID card when the arresting officer (repeatedly) asked him for some identification. Most of the full story (including links to the police reports) can be found at

The fact remains that a double standard was very much in evidence. After Gates showed the policeman his ID, he continued to yell and scream at the cop, calling him a racist. It's never a wise move to harass a police officer, whether you are in your own house, on your front porch, or wherever. This led to Gates' arrest on charges of disorderly conduct.

Would a white guy have been busted by this policeman for doing what Gates did? I'm thinking so. Would our beloved president have criticized the police force for arresting a white guy in a similar situation? I'm thinking not. Does it make perfect sense that Obama is friends with a black guy who seems to have a chip on his shoulder? Oh, yeah.

Watch the clip of Obama from last night at the link in the top 'graph. His whole condemnation of the police in this instance was centered around Obama's own racial bias, not the facts of the case. Hope and change, baby.