Friday, September 18, 2009

I Need a Translator

Can someone explain to me what Mrs. Soetoro is talking about?

Is the plan championed by her babies' daddy going to have the state scheduling kids' appointments and sending a bus to take them to the doctor's office?

Furthermore, most women working part time are going to be covered by their spouse's insurance. Moms who are full-time employees usually have their own health insurance. Of course most women work for small businesses, because most people work for small businesses, regardless of gender.

The Obama theme song.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Textbook Example

Obama is a charlatan of the first order. Take, for example, this article.

He says that repubs are trying to block his socialized health care bill for political purposes, not bothering to mention the 200,00-plus that march on D.C. this past weekend to protest this attempted gov't takeover.

He says he wants to reduce the deficit with this bill but his own Congressional Budget Office says the bill would increase the deficit.

He says he wants to provide choice and competition but the public option would destroy private insurance firms, leaving people with no choice in their health care.

He says he has a stake in getting health care reform right (since he wants to be re-elected) but doesn't mention the fact that the bill wouldn't really start to kick in until after 2012.

Same malarkey, different day.

Friday, September 11, 2009


So here we are, eight years after Muslim terrorists killed 3,000 U.S. citizens on American soil.

I remember what I was doing that morning, as am sure most of us do. I was on my way to work, late as usual, sitting at a stoplight with the radio on, when I heard that an airplane had crashed into one of the towers. There was talk initially about a possible attack but I wrote it off as some kind of accident. When the second plane hit and then the Pentagon was struck, there was no doubt as to what was going on.

There were some service calls I had to take care of in Broken Arrow that day. I drove past the service stations with lines of cars at the pumps and prices around $5 - $7 a gallon. It was a gorgeous day with blue skies and white fluffy clouds. I did my work and drove back home, thinking how strange it was that, for the first time in decades, there were no planes in the sky except for a few military jets.

The country was united behind our president at first. The Taliban refused to hand over people involved in the attack, so we took over Afghanistan and installed a Middle East version of democracy in the process. Saddam was playing games with the U.N. about his WMDs, so we acted upon an existing U.N. security resolution and deposed him.

It didn't take long for the leftists and socialists among the democrats to politicize the war. As casualties mounted, the war in Iraq was labeled a war for oil. Slogans like "Bush lied, people died" appeared on bumper stickers. The truth became subservient to the needs of liberal politicians.

I remember seeing a news magazine in the racks, I believe it was Time, with a close-up of a woman in a niqab staring into the camera. The headline was "Why Do They Hate Us?" I was angry. What kind of question was this? Thousands dead at the hands of Muslim terrrorists and we are supposed to look deeply into our souls to see what the mothers, daughters, fathers, and sons who died on 911 should have done differently to change the minds of a bunch of murderers, blinded by faith in their religion? What a load of b.s.

There were apologists who essentially said the America was evil and had it coming all along. People like Ward Churchill, who called the victims of 911 "little Eichmanns," comparing them to the Nazi officer who faithfully carried out his orders to exterminate millions of Jews. Holier-than-thou leftists like Churchill need to have the courage of their convictions so they can walk up to the parents who lost their children on 911 and tell them that America had it coming.

Van Jones, the communist who Obama chose to be his green jobs czar, held a vigil for the victims of 911 the following day. The vigil was also to mark his solidarity with the victims of American imperialism worldwide. The United States is a tyrant, you see, and in the words of Obama's pastor Jeremiah Wright, its chickens had come home to roost.

When the war in Iraq really was over, at least so far as anyone could tell, the newspapers didn't tell us about it. The traditional media outlets were silent. The war that democrat senator Harry Reid said was lost, had been won. Bush's surge (so long in coming) worked.

And where are we now? Obama has a special prosecutor investigating those who helped keep us safe for the last eight years. It seems our president can seldom venture overseas without apologizing for America's superpower status in the world. The man cheapened 911 today by asking for what is essentially a community work day on behalf of those killed in the attacks. Americans come together in times of need, not when some community organizer, full of hubris and false ideals, issues a dictate.

On this 9-11, what we need most of all is a little hope. And never to forget.

Saturday, September 05, 2009

Ban Van

I'm thinking I need to retract my earlier assessment of Van Jones being a skilled liar. He just knows how to give speeches that play to his audience. Scroll down to the video here.

Let me see if I understand this. The Bush bunch used the American flag to lynch anti-war protesters but if you stand up and say you want to make your own health care choices you're a mindless stooge of Fox News? Bush enshrined torture but it's okay that Obama has kept the policy of rendition? It's alright for Jones to compare Bush to a junkie licking a crack pipe but we can't talk about Obama's Muslim upbringing?

If Obama had any sense, he would kick this joker to the curb, but, since he is still championing the loser issue of health care "reform," I'm thinking he will let his hubris rule the day - as usual.

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Wave

With Obama having already stated his intention to create a mandatory youth service corps, his pending address to grade school students next week gives me pause for concern.

Most of the questions at the link above are perfectly innocuous, an exception being "Why is it important that we listen to the President and other elected officials, like the mayor, senators, members of congress, or the governor? Why is what they say important?" Aren't our officials elected to listen to us? Don't they serve at our discretion, not the other way around?

And then there's "Students can record important parts of the speech where the President is asking them to do something. Students might think about: What specific job is he asking me to do? Is he asking anything of anyone else? Teachers? Principals? Parents? The American people?" What do you want to ask of our children, Mr. President, especially in the absence of their parents?

My fear is that Obama has something like this in mind, minus the happy ending.

Don't Mind Me, I'm Just a Right-Wing Terrorist

Obama's promise to "end the politics is division" was proven to be a lie quite some time back. Now we have this.

Organizing for America, Obama's campaign/grassroots group, refers to those of us who dare to voice disapproval with the One's agenda of socialized medicine as "Right Wing Domestic Terrorists." If you have the guts to attend a tea party or speak your peace at a town hall meeting, you're a member of the "anti-democratic forces of hate." If you stand up for smaller government and more self-responsibility, then you're a mindless robot "whipped to a frenzy" by Fox News.

It's the typical politics of the left: demonize your enemy by attempting to reduce him to an extremist cariacture that can be easily dismissed by the public. What they fail to understand this time around is that, by and large, we ARE the public.

Stick that hope and change in your crack pipe and smoke it.