I find it irritating and interesting that if you are conservative you are not allowed to say what you think about Obama, but if you are a liberal you trash Bush all you want and that is ok. My friend made a comment on her blog that didn’t even have anything to do with Obama, but rather her puppy that is doing rude things on her tree skirt! She made one reference to Obama and sent some of her liberal readers into a tiz. Now they are not going to be able to visit her site anymore because of what she said…Hello? Liberals say outright lies about our current president, they blame him for everything when in fact we didn’t start having the problems we are having with the economy until we gained a liberal congress two years ago, but liberals have a real hard time with math and haven’t figured that out. I just want to state for the record that I am not politically correct and I do believe that our country is in for trouble now that Obama has been put into office. I also know that most Americans will believe his mistakes are Bush’s fault and will blame the Republican party for all that is coming in the next 4 years. All I can say is my friend hit the nail on the head in her reply to the comments on her post about her PUPPY! Good grief, what have we come to?
The direction of our country is in the hands of those who vote! Please educate yourself, find out what the candidates really stand for, not just what the media is telling you. In case some of you didn’t know this the media is biased to the liberal view and therefore does not report the facts but their opinions. This is documented and only takes a little bit of investigating to uncover this truth. We must make wise choices folks. If Obama gets in we are in a world of trouble, life as we know it will stop and we will find ourselves in a socialists state within a very short period of time. The stakes are VERY high! Check out the issues! And by the way Obama couldn’t have voted against the war. He was sworn into office January 4, 2005, the Iraq war started in March 2003! This is just an example of how easy it is to find the lies and inconsitencies of this mans statements!
A friend of mine sent this to me in an email. couldn’t resist putting it on here!
While suturing a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old
Texas rancher, whose
hand was caught in a gate while working cattle, the
doctor struck up a
conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic
got around to
Obama and his bid to be our President.
The old rancher said, “Well, ya know, Obama is a
Not being familiar with the term, the doctor asked him
what a “post turtle” was. The old rancher said, “When
you’re driving down a country
road and you come across a fence post with a turtle
balanced on top,
that’s a ‘post turtle.'” The old
rancher saw a puzzled look on the
doctor’s face, so he continued to explain.
He didn’t get up there by himself.
He doesn’t belong up there.
He doesn’t know what to do while he is up there.
And you just wonder what kind of a dumb @**
put him up there!”
The whole idea of either of our choices for President of the United States leading our country at this time, or any time for that matter, is really disturbing. At this point it is picking the lesser of the two evils. McCain is not a good choice and in fact I am still baffled that the Republican party allowed the media to make this choice for us. I truly thought we were smarter than that! What is done is done, though, and now we are going to have to put our “big girl/boy panties/shorts on and deal with it!” McCain or Obama? Well I will tell you that Obama is, beyond words, not a choice for me. As I have stated in earlier posts. So that brings us to the question what would it be like if we went for 4 years without a President? Probably really bad idea…get out there and vote. We have more than just a president to vote for and those positions are important as well. Don’t neglect your civic duty, and if you do I don’t want to hear how you feel about those in office. And sticking your head in the sand and refusing to vote does nothing but show your ignorance. Let’s grow up and do what is right. Vote in November!
The Profound logic contained in this message transcends race, gender and all of the “politically correct” interpretations we read and hear each day from the various media vendors.
Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow
The Hoover Institute
Stanford, California 94305
By Thomas Sowell
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Many years ago, a great hitter named Paul Waner was nearing the end of his long career. He entered a ballgame with 2,999 hits — one hit away from the landmark total of 3,000, which so many hitters want to reach, but which relatively few actually do reach.
Waner hit a ball that the fielder did not handle cleanly but the official scorer called it a hit, making it Waner’s 3,000th. Paul Waner then sent word to the official scorer that he did not want that questionable hit to be the one that put him over the top.
The official scorer reversed himself and called it an error. Later Paul Waner got a clean hit for number 3,000.
What reminded me of this is the great fervor that many seem to feel over the prospect of the first black President of the United States.
No doubt it is only a matter of time before there is a black president, just as it was only a matter of time before Paul Waner got his 3,000th hit. The issue is whether we want to reach that landmark so badly that we are willing to overlook how questionably that landmark is reached.
Paul Waner had too much pride to accept a scratch hit. Choosing a President of the United States is a lot more momentous than a baseball record. We the voters need to have far more concern about who we put in that office that holds the destiny of a nation and of generations yet unborn.
There is no reason why someone as arrogant, foolishly clever and ultimately dangerous as Barack Obama should become president — especially not at a time when the threat of international terrorists with nuclear weapons looms over 300 million Americans.
Many people seem to regard elections as occasions for venting emotions, like cheering for your favorite team or choosing a Homecoming Queen.
The three leading candidates for their party’s nomination are being discussed in terms of their demographics — race, sex and age — as if that is what the job is about.
One of the painful aspects of studying great catastrophes of the past is discovering how many times people were preoccupied with trivialities when they were teetering on the edge of doom. The demographics of the presidency are far less important than the momentous weight of responsibility that office carries.
Just the power to nominate federal judges to trial courts and appellate courts across the country, including the Supreme Court, can have an enormous impact for decades to come. There is no point feeling outraged by things done by federal judges, if you vote on the basis of emotion for those who appoint them.
Barack Obama has already indicated that he wants judges who make social policy instead of just applying the law. He has already tried to stop young violent criminals from being tried as adults.
Although Senator Obama has presented himself as the candidate of new things — using the mantra of ‘change’ endlessly — the cold fact is that virtually everything he says about domestic policy is straight out of the 1960s and virtually everything he says about foreign policy is straight out of the 1930s.
Protecting criminals, attacking business, increasing government spending, promoting a sense of envy and grievance, raising taxes on people who are productive and subsidizing those who are not — all this is a re-run of the 1960s.
We paid a terrible price for such 1960s notions in the years that followed, in the form of soaring crime rates, double-digit inflation and double- digit unemployment. During the 1960s, ghettoes across the countries were ravaged by riots from which many have not fully recovered to this day.
The violence and destruction were concentrated not where there was the greatest poverty or injustice but where there were the most liberal politicians, promoting grievances and hamstringing the police.
Internationally, the approach that Senator Obama proposes — including the media magic of meetings between heads of state — was tried during the 1930s. That approach, in the name of peace, is what led to the most catastrophic war in human history.
Everything seems new to those too young to remember the old and too ignorant of history to have heard about it.
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute and author of Basic Economics: A Citizen’s Guide to the Economy.
A teacher in Elmira, New York asked her 6th grade class how many of them were Obama fans.
Not really knowing what an Obama fan is, but wanting to be liked by the teacher, all the kids raised their hands except for Little Johnny.
The teacher asked Little Johnny why he has decided to be different…again.
Little Johnny said, ‘Because I’m not an Obama fan.
‘The teacher asked, ‘Why aren’t you an Obama fan?’
Johnny said, ‘Because I’m a Republican.
‘The teacher asked him why he’s a Republican.
Little Johnny answered, ‘Well, my Mom’s a Republican and my Dad’s a Republican, so I’m a Republican.’
Annoyed by this answer, the teacher asked,’If your mom was a moron and your dad was an idiot, what would that make you?
‘ With a big smile, Little Johnny replied, *’That would make me an Obama fan.’*
“We are witnessing a political phenomenon with Barack Obama of rare magnitude. His speeches have inspired millions and yet most of his followers have no idea of what he stands for except platitudes of ‘Change’ or that he says he will be a ‘Uniter’. The power of speech from a charismatic person truly can be a powerful thing.
Certainly Billy Graham had charisma and both his manner of speech and particularly the content changed millions. On the extreme other hand, the charisma of Adolph Hitler inspired millions and the results were catastrophic. Barack Obama certainly is no Hitler or a Billy Graham, but for many Americans out there feeling just like a surfer who might be ecstatic and euphoric while riding a tidal wave, the real story is what happens when it hits shore.
Just Some of What Defines Barack Obama:
*He voted against banning partial ‘ birth abortion.
*He voted no on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions.
*Supports affirmative action in Colleges and Government.
*In 2001 he questioned harsh penalties for drug dealing.
*Says he will deal with street level drug dealing as minimum wage affair.
*Admitted marijuana and cocaine use in high school and in college.
*His religious convictions are very murky.
*He is willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jung Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
*Has said that one of his first goals after being elected would be to have a conference with all Muslim nations.
*Opposed the Patriot Act.
*First bill he signed that was passed was campaign finance reform.
*Voted No on prohibiting law suits against gun manufacturers.
*Supports universal health-care.
*Voted yes on providing habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees.
*Supports granting driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.
*Supports extending welfare to illegal immigrants.
*Voted yes on comprehensive immigration reform.
*Voted yes on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.
*Wants to make the minimum wage a ‘living wage’.
*Voted with Democratic Party 96 percent of 251 votes.
*Is a big believer in the separation of church and state.
*Opposed to any efforts to Privatize Social Security and instead supports increasing the amount of tax paid.
*He voted No on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax
*He voted No on repealing the ‘Death’ Tax
*He wants to raise the Capital Gains Tax.
*Has repeatedly said the surge in Iraq has not succeeded.
*He is ranked as the most liberal Senator in the Senate today and that takes some doing.
If your political choices are consistent with Barack Obama’s and you think that his positions will bring America together or make it a better place, then you will probably enjoy the ride. If you are like most Americans that after examining what he stands for, are truly not in line with his record, it would be prudent to get off the wave or better yet, never get on, before it comes on shore and undermines the very foundations of this great Country. We have limited time to save America or the Supreme Court as we know it. Inaction is action”….Allen M. Eavy
“I have been driven many times to my knees by the overwhelming conviction that I had nowhere to go. My own wisdom, and that of all about me, seemed insufficient for the day.” — Abraham Lincoln