Sunday, November 9

We Will See

Yes, I'm disappointed.
I was hoping the first black president would be a man or woman with American history in his/her bones -- up from slavery to the highest office. Someone who had a record of empathy for ALL americans, not just a few.
But life just doesn't work that way.

I'm horrified that there are statistics that say Americans don't support a society in which its productive citizens are taxed so that those who aren't as successful get free handouts and yet they voted for those very programs.

I am deeply disappointed in journalists who forgot how to be journalists and refused to "vet" the candidate. They have, in effect, but an office boy behind the CEO's desk.

I am amazed at the ignorance of those who say that Obama's election destroyed racism in America. It has, in fact, proved that America is very much a racist society -- that black people will vote for someone because he's black and white people will vote for him because he's black. And the fact that there are those who will read this paragraph and call me racist also proves my point.

But when Obama is President then I will support him for that reason alone -- that he is President of the United States. I won't call him names or insult him or say he's dumb like people have done to President Bush, not because I don't think those things -- and when he does dumb things I'll call him out on them -- but because it's disrespectful. He gets my respect for the office he holds.

I do think the nation has made a serious mistake and it has made them for all the wrong reasons. We will see.

Sunday, November 2

It CAN Happen Here.

Last week in his TV spot, Obama said

"We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set . .we've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well funded."

Hitler did that. He called them Storm Troopers. He used them to round up the Jews and scientists, writers, and anyone he considered a threat and took them to gas chambers. The German people (for the most part) were too frightened to object.

And just what are those national objectives that must be achieved by force?

Saturday, November 1

Iran Threatens America With Suicide Bombers

[Jerusalem Post]
Iranian parliamentary speaker 'Ali Larijani and Supreme Leader Ayatollah 'Ali Khamanai have launched harsh verbal attacks against the United States.

"The US method and conduct, expressed by this aggression, will only be stopped by a clear-cut and unexpected response, whose grounds were set by the martyr Hussein Fahmida," Larijani said during a parliamentary session on Wednesday.
..."America should be aware not to put its huge body on top of the suicide bombers' explosive devices," Larijani said.

On the same day, Khamanai said the differences between Iran and the US were far beyond differences of opinion.

The question now becomes: do we want an appeaser like Chamberlain before WWII at the head of our government or an ex-soldier who will protect and defend the US?

Selfish Americans

You know what? Now that Obama has come out with that snide little crack about Americans being selfish if they want to decide how to spend their own money (and this he's saying about the most generous citizen population in the world!), I almost hope he wins. It would serve his supporters right. Trouble is, I don't deserve the result and I'm going to have my taxes raised just like everyone else.

He's going to do exactly what Bill Clinton did: he's going to say he can't afford to give out the promised doles and he's going to have to raise taxes after all. Then he's going to tax social security income even more than it's taxed already.

Let's look at who's selfish. Obama is a millionaire and yet his tax records say he gives less than 3% to charity. Heck, we pledge 10% to our church and don't take the tax write-off. (After all, if you take something back, you haven't given that portion!) Every minute of Obama's adult life has been dedicated to serving himself -- if he had truly been putting his "money where his mouth is" he wouldn't have accumulated enough to buy a million dollar home. He wouldn't have even wanted one. And Michelle sure wouldn't be buying caviar and champagne for afternoon snacks.

I had some respect for Obama until he came out with that nasty little comment. That shows who he really is -- and I have NO respect for him. He's a slick, nasty little two-bit politician and if he is elected, some Americans will get what they deserve. The rest of us will just have to suffer.

Arnold in Ohio