Friday, July 31

A TACKY WHITE HOUSE and Other Thoughts

Since the present President of the United States refers to the former President as "Bush" I see no reason why anyone should refer to him as anything other than "Obama." He doesn't havc enough respect for the office to wear a coat and tie in the Oval Office, anyway. He'd rather be cool. So it's just as cool to call him "Obama."

But it's not cool to be invited to dinner at the White House anymore. You might have to pay because it could look like he's currying your favor. (Has he ever done anything else with anyone?) How totally tacky.

I do hope he charges guests for staying in the Lincoln Bedroom. That should put the White House in the class with fancy B&Bs.

It's obvious that Obama and his staff have no concept of the things that built this country, like ethics and honor. He certainly doesn't know how to be economical -- we need to charge him personally for use of Air Force One, for example. That might make him stay home and use computer technology for meetings for a change.

Our brilliant media decided he was intelligent because he carried books around during the campaign (with the titles facing outward, of course). They didn't bother to ask him to find out if he was reading them -- to discover that, they'd have had to read the books so they could ask questions. Reporters don't read books; they just judge others. Sarah Palin was so insulted by Katy Curic's question about her reading that she flubbed her answer and the idiots in the press, never known for sensitivity anyway) thought that meant she didn't read.

Bill Maher is right. Some Americans are stupid but most of the really dumb ones are either liberal/progressive politicians, mainstream media or entertainers.

Friday, July 24

Housing/Financial Crisis Warnings

Obama, Henry Gates and Cassius Clay/Muhammed Ali

Admitting that he didn't know anything about the circumstances involved and still calling the arresting officer's action "stupid" probably wasn't the most racist thing we've seen Obama say or do since his election but it ranks up there as one of the dumbest. He should apologize.

According to reports, the professor was in the act of jimmying his own front door because he had forgotten his key when someone called the police. When confronted on his front porch by a police officer, said professor burst into racial accusations and extreme profanity -- extreme to the point of insulting the officer's mother.

Seems to me that if a white man did that to a police officer, he would get exactly the same treatment -- a citation for "disorderly conduct."

I wonder if Obama et al have stopped to realize that the very country and system he so despises have catapulted him to success. Yes, he had to work for it, but in most countries (and especially in Africa) he might very well have worked that hard to no avail.

And does he realize that what he does in his Presidency can make or break any opportunities for others of his race to achieve what he has?

Blacks still are a statistical minority in the USA -- 13.5%. Yet they've imposed a huge influence on our society -- music, art, clothing. Obama and those who have come before him like Marshall, Thomas, Rice, DuBois, Davis, Powell and a myriad of others have wielded huge influence and gained tremendous respect not only for themselves but for their race.

It seems to me that race relations in America are fast deteriorating, mainly because of the quick-draw accusations of racism that come from the President and his followers. Object to something a black politian does or says and you're a racist. Disagree with Obama and it's because of his color rather than his speech, policies or actions. I will be called a racist for writing this. Tough.

Most white people I know have long ago embraced friendships with our black neighbors and have done all we can to help them when they need help, just as we help our white, asian, muslim and hispanic friends and neighbors. But it becomes tiresome to hear the rants of Rev. White and to hear Obama apologizing for our history. Faulty it may be in places, but overall America has sacrificed more for all races and religions across the world than any other. And most of us, though saddened by our losses, are proud of what our nation has done to bring freedom and liberty to all.

It's also incredibly tiresome to constantly put up with all the black whining about slavery and discrimination while doing everything they can to earn and deserve that discrimination -- the professor's reaction to the police being a prime example amplified by Obama's accusation. There's a story about Cassius Clay (before he was Muhammed Ali) that blacks will do well to note: When he returned from a fight in Africa a reporter asked him what he thought of that country. His response, "I'm glad my ancestors got on that boat."

Obama and blacks should remember that although life has not been perfect or in some cases even fair, it has been far better for them in America than it has been and is for most blacks in Africa. They should stop whining and get on with building great lives. Great lives build great countries.

And Obama should remember that he has benefitted most of all from a country he is quick to condemn. He owes the police of this nation an apology.

Thursday, July 9

Whom Should Congress Permanently Honor?

What is WRONG with these people?

A Congresswoman wants a PERMANENT resolution to honor Michael Jackson? Why? What did he ever do that made a real difference? Although those who do not know music claim he changed it some way for the better -- without defining just what that was -- so what? He was an entertainer, for heavens' sake. I take that back, he never did anything for heavens' sake -- everything he did was for his own sake. He was a narcissistic lightweight, as most of those people in Hollywood are.

Did he ever serve his country? I doubt if he ever even paid much in taxes -- the biggest business in Hollywood is accountants whose main business is to help the stars avoid taxes as much as possible. That's one reason he had homes in Bahrain, France and Ireland.

No, he didn't serve his country. He didn't even use his "talent" to entertain the troops. Once, in 2007, while attending parties in Japan, he took time to meet and greet some American troops who were stationed there but he didn't do anything for them. Just honored them with his presence.

If Congress wants to honor someone, I suggest they take a moment of silence and prepare a beautiful plaque for EACH of our troops who die in Iraq and Afghanistan. And they should make it retroactive -- the catch-up might keep Congress out of trouble for a few hours.

It seems the troops have noticed, as well. This is going around the Internet:

Okay, I need to rant.

I was just watching the news and I caught part of a report on Michael
Jackson. As we all know, Jackson died the other day. He was an entertainer who
performed for decades. He made millions, he spent millions, and he did a lot of
things that make him a villain to many people. I understand that his death would
affect a lot of people, and I respect those people who mourn his death, but that
isn't the point of my rant.

Why is it that when ONE man dies, the whole of America loses its mind with
grief. When a man dies whose only contribution to the country was to ENTERTAIN
people, the American people find the need to hold a "moment of silence" for his

Am I missing something here? ONE man dies, and all of a sudden he's a
freaking martyr because he entertained us for a few decades? What about all
those SOLDIERS who have died to give us freedom? All those soldiers who, knowing
that they would be asked to fight a war, still raised their hands and swore to
defend the Constitution and the United States of America? Where is their moment
of silence? Where are the people flocking to their graves or memorials and
mourning over them because they made the ultimate sacrifice? Why is it when a
soldier dies, there are more people saying "good riddance" and "thank God for
IEDs?" When did this country become so calloused to the sacrifice of GOOD MEN
and WOMEN that they can arbitrarily blow off their deaths and instead, throw
themselves into mourning for a "pop icon?"

I think that if they are going to hold a moment of silence IN CONGRESS for
Michael Jackson, they need to hold a moment of silence for every service member
killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. They need to PUBLICLY recognize every life that
has been lost so that the American people can live their callous little lives in
the luxury and freedom that WE, those that are living and those that have gone
on , have provided for them. But...wait...that would take too much time, because
there have been so many willing to make that sacrifice. After all, we will never
make millions of dollars. We will never star in movies, or write hit songs that
the world will listen to. We only shed our blood, sweat and tears so that people
can enjoy what they have.

Sorry if I have offended, but I needed to say it. Feel free to pass this
along if you want.


I'm offended, too, Isaac. You and your compatriots are true heroes and most of us honor you and your service. We are so grateful for you and so proud of all you do. God bless.

Wednesday, July 8

Anger, Frustration and Obama. Thoughts.

I'm coming to believe that Average Americans are just plain narcissistic and stupid. (Thank you, National Education Association.) Narcissistic because they value entertainment and looks over facts and intellect in almost all phases of life. It's a "me first" mentality that is sick and destructive to a fully functioning society.

Here's some venting:
1. After 8 years of whining and criticism of my country and its leader by the "Progressive" Left, I feel no obligation to be generous and soft in my judgments of them and their leadership.
2. I am shocked at the anger I see around me -- this is not comparable to the trumped-up squalling we've seen from the Left about Cheney and Pres. Bush. This is true, teeming, building frustrated ANGER. Dangerous anger. Last week in a tiny town in the midwest I saw a sign -- a merchant's roadside sign -- that said, "Get Obama." I see only one way to take that and it shocked me.
3. But I understand the sentiment. Anyone with a household budget knows that if you're in debt, you pay expenses first, save a little and pay the debt off as fast as you can. The one thing you do NOT do is add to that debt and say you inherited the old debt from the year before so that (somehow) keeps you from being responsible for adding more. The Democratic Way.
4. Shallowness and mediocrity abound. The media and the un-cultured have spent a solid week sanctifying a mediocre rock "artist" who did NOT add anything to the development of either his profession or his culture and Obama is exactly of that ilk. He is a showman who does not know or understand the history of the country his is supposed to be serving. However, it's obvious he's not serving anyone or anything other than himself.
5. I am so sick of congress-people like Murtha who have no respect for our troops and for Obama who is so eager to send them into a war that can't be won. He doesn't have the sense to draw them into a country where he CAN beat them -- like Iraq.
6. I'm disgusted with a president who can't honor the efforts of those who came before him and who goes out of his way to apologize for the only country on earth that put its resources and young people on the line to secure freedom for most of the countries of Europe and Eastern Europe...and Iraq.
7. All my life I've believed in acceptance of and understanding those of different ethnic or religious persuasions but Obama has changed my mind. He, who claims to be a Christian, denies the Christian symbols and even the Christian basis of this country. My feeling now is that the United States is based on Christian ideals (our rights, after all, come from God -- may we assume that if you don't believe in God, you don't have those rights?) and we should be denying citizenship to anyone who refuses to speak our language and acknowledge our God. This opens citizenship to Jews and Muslims, you'll notice, but denies it to atheists and the ACLU. After all, we are a finite land mass and our native population is growing. We don't need immigrants of any kind.
8. As for the American press -- you are worthless and I will no longer listen to you or support you in any way. I can get much more intelligent, reasonable and valuable opinions of events from the BBC and from a variety of news sources on the Internet. To ABC, NBC and CBS, you are worthless unless I happen to be in the mood to laugh at you. I have a list of your sponsors and I do not buy their products.
9. As for denying "free speech" to people like Rev. Wright and Bill Ayers, I would if I could. I have decided that free speech belongs only to those who would not advocate murder and destruction of property. As for Obama's relationship to them, my Mother always warned me to pick my friends carefully, and she said, "Birds of a feather, flock together." Experience has proved that to be wise advice.
10. Regarding Sarah Palin: When the press became so hysterical about her, I began to look into her background seriously. It is impressive. She is probably the person who could have led us into prosperity, judging by what she has done in the past. Since her priorities are God, family and country, in that order, I suspect she was forced to resign so that she could make enough money to keep up with the onslaught of legal fees forced by "Progressive" Leftists. They do not fight fair -- they know they would lose every fight if they did. So they attack her children and force her into spurious lawsuits. Soros has the money; Palins do not. But Sarah's a fighter and she'll fight back. She'll fight fairly and she'll win. And I plan to support everything she does in every way I can. What a comfort to know a woman like her still exists in the world.
11. At the risk of being called a racist (I'm not so I don't care what you think), Obama will make or break the chances of us electing another black president. With the kind of irresponsible fiscal policies he's directing at the moment, breaking seems more likely. That's a shame because there are real American blacks out there who deserve a chance and who would be good for the nation. Examples? J.C. Watts, Condoleeza Rice, et al.
12. Obama's success is proof that the American system has worked -- a child from a broken family, educated through public funds and using affirmative action to get ahead -- proof that the system should NOT be changed and is one that Americans can take great pride in. It is amazing that his wife does not see that she should have been proud of her country when her husband bought a million dollar house. And that was long BEFORE he was elected president.
13. I am ashamed of those who apologize for slavery in this country. My great-grandfather was a slave owner who educated some of his slaves and who made sure they attended his church. The facts about the lives of many of the slaves were better than they are commonly portrayed. And there's the story of Cassius Clay returning from Africa. The press asked him what he thought of conditions in that country. He replied, "I'm just glad my ancestors got on that boat."
Yes, descendants of slaves have (and have had) it much better here than they would have had in Africa.
14. I question whether Ms. Sotomayor is really the best qualified person Obama could find to serve on the Supreme Court at this time. Looks to me like she is the best qualified hispanic-American woman and that's not at all the same thing. America deserves the best LEGALLY qualified with no other tags being relevant. And as for her statement regarding "a wise Latina woman" being able to reach a "better conclusion" than a "white male who hasn't lived that life," because of her experiences can be reversed and it has the same authority. The key words here are conclusion (in what case) and experiences (those would speak only to certain circumstances and would disqualify her in others). The question thus becomes, how many cases come before the Supreme Court that a hispanic woman could judge better than anyone else?
15. Have we lost our votes? When people like Sen. Murtha are re-elected by the people of Pennsylvania one can't help but wonder. Are they stupid or are they allowing the electoral process to be corrupted by money and politicians. The same goes for Minnesotans electing Frankel -- the man is most disrespectful of anything he doesn't support. If we let elections be bought, we lose the democratic republic. Chicago has held fixed elections for years and gotten away with it. ACORN (Association of Community Organizors for Reform Now) had to change its name to Community Organizors International (horrors -- they're contaminating other countries, as well) because they've corrupted so many elections. Reform means nullifying authentic votes with illegitimate ones.
16. Along those lines -- why does the public allow the media and the Left get away with claiming that the Supreme Court threw the 2004 election? Read the decision -- it referred to the Constitution, which mandated that the election be sent back to the Florida legislature. They followed the Constitution; they did not "throw" the election. Look it up.
17. Obama's citizenship. A child born to an American citizen is an American citizen. That's it. Obama's mother was an American. He was raised as a Muslim but he's an American citizen no matter where he was born. Get over it.