Friday, September 30, 2011

Cornell Belcher - It's a Double Standard Alright

Again, I'm trying to look at this as a teachable moment because clearly to me there's a double standard going on here and it's outrageous.

Cornell Belcher on Herman Cain's statement that all blacks have been brainwashed into voting for the democrats. 

Hmm, lets see here:

Another goodie from DL Hughley:

“the Republican National Convention literally looks like Nazi Germany.”
OK, can we move onto to Ms. Garafolo:

“[He's] in this presidential race because he deflects the racism that is inherit in the Republican party, the conservative movement, the Tea Party certainly.”

Herman Cain provides this great opportunity so that you can say ‘look this is not a racist, anti-immigrant, anti-female, anti-gay movement…look we have a black man over here! Look, he’s polling well and he won a straw poll over here.”

We can't forget Ms. Eleanor Norton Holmes on Justice Thomas:

We’ve got someone who proposes to be African-American on the court,”

I know of only one liberal who spoke out against this comment. 

Where was the outrage when we heard people saying he should be strung up and have his toes cut off?  Oh, that is right - there wasn't any.

But Herman Cain says blacks have been brainwashed into voting for democrats and he is called a racist and bigot. 

Yeah, Mr. Belcher I would say there is a double standard.  The left can hurl any comment that they want against any conservative that doesn't happen to be a white male, and Anderson Cooper doesn't have a segment on it. 

Do you think that this may be the reason why black Americans stay away from republicans?  Or maybe that is exactly the point.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Portrait of Hypocrisy - Sean Penn Edition

I ran across this story today on CNN:

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said Thursday he called and sent a letter to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asking for the release of detained American hikers at the behest of actor Sean Penn.
It just made me wonder why neither of them are doing the same for this man?

Meet Pastor Youcef Nadarkhani who is facing death in Iran for converting to Christianity and refusing to denouce his new faith. 

The hypocrisy of the left is truly stunning. 

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Quote of the Day - Nader Edition

“It seemed like a relaxing breath, like he was OK. It didn’t seem like he struggled,” Nader said, according to the report. “It was God’s way of telling us his last breath was OK.”

Nader, Baby Joseph's mother on his passing. Baby Joseph was given a relatively minor surgery to insert a tube to help him breathe in America that the Canadian government refused to administer. after his surgery, Joseph was allowed to live out the rest of his time in the comfort of his own home surrounded by the family who loved him.

Without the tube his last breath wouldn't have been "relaxing", he would have died a much more painful death in the cold sterile environment of a hospital. His life may not have been worth much to the Canadian government, but it certainly was to his family.

Rest in Peace Joseph.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Quote of the Day - Chris Christie Edition

We watch a president who once talked about the courage of his convictions, but still has yet to find the courage to lead.

We watch a Congress at war with itself because they are unwilling to leave campaign style politics at the Capitol’s door. The result is a debt ceiling limitation debate that made our democracy appear as if we could no longer effectively govern ourselves.

And still we continue to wait and hope that our president will finally stop being a bystander in the Oval Office. We hope that he will shake off the paralysis that has made it impossible for him to take on the really big things that are obvious to all Americans and to a watching and anxious world community.

Yes, we hope. Because each and every time the president lets a moment to act pass him by, his failure is our failure too. The failure to stand up for the bipartisan debt solutions of the Simpson Bowles Commission, a report the president asked for himself…the failure to act on the country’s crushing unemployment…the failure to act on ever expanding and rapidly eroding entitlement programs…the failure to discern pork barrel spending from real infrastructure investment.
Chris Christie speaking at the Reagan Library. 

Transcript to entire speech here.I recommend it, it was a very good speech. 

Quote of the Day - Al Sharpton Edition

When the last Democrat was in the White House, Bill Clinton, there was a lot that I disagreed with. He brought the crime bill, that brought back the death penalty in the federal government. He brought the welfare reform bill, which hurt, in my opinion, a lot of our communities. He did things that I felt was detrimental to our community. Even had an arch-conservative, Dick Morris, run his re-election. You said nothing! You didn’t have any kind of loud voice. Now, you go from who some of you call a black president to a real black president, and you talk about “unleash us” and let me at ‘em and all of that. And then when he responds you act like he hurt your feelings or he doesn’t know who he’s talking to. Let’s be fair: if you gave a pass in the past, why are you so vociferous now? I’m not telling you to shut up. I’m telling you don’t make some of us have to speak up!

Al Sharpton's response to the criticism coming from the Congressional Black Caucus.

Hmm, when exactly did Obama become the "real" black president? Because it wasn't all that long ago that Sharpton said this:

"just because you're our color doesn't make you our kind."
Or maybe I am mistaken that he saying that Obama was not "black" enough.

"what's his embrace of our agenda?"
Or maybe not.

Also - Dick Morris is an Arch conservative? Who knew?

Monday, September 26, 2011

Quote of the Day - Maxine Waters Edition Part 2

“I think [Obama] got carried away. He got fired up, got off script and got a little bit beside himself, but I certainly don’t believe that he thinks the Congressional Black Caucus is sitting around in house slippers and bed slippers and whatever those things are — I don’t own them and I don’t understand the image that was described there.”

Maxine Waters on President Obama's comments to the Congressional Black Caucus.

Quote of the Day - Ann Curry Edition

"The Washington Post is reporting that many of the delegates voted for you – are saying that they voted for you as a protest vote to express no confidence in the Republican field. Do you want to weigh in on this?"

Ann Curry to Herman Cain on his straw poll in Florida over the weekend.

Is it just me or was she really asking

You don't really think the GOP base would vote for a black guy do you?

Quote of the Day - President Obama Edition Part 8

“Don’t call me the Almighty, call me the alternative.”

If you insist, you devil, you.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

SNL's View of the GOP Presidential Candidates

This is pretty funny in parts.  I thought the Michele Bachmann part was over the top, but much of the rest is very funny.

Friday, September 23, 2011

CNN's Big Oops

Would Fox News get a pass on this?  I think not.

Fox News Google GOP Debate

Ok, first, the debate was way toooooooooo long.

I personally feel that Perry did better. I am not sure that is a popular belief though. He still did some damage to himself tonight with his answers on in-state tuition and immigration. I feel that as a governor of a border state his view is different from others. He has a very long border with Mexico and the economy of his state is very intertwined with immigrants be it legal or illegal. I do not agree with in-state tuition for illegals. Is it a deal breaker? Not really because that is not a federal issue, that is a state issue. So as president it wouldn't have anything to do with him. I also do agree with him that the policies that will lead to fixing our porous borders have to be done on the federal level and will require boots on the ground.

Newt is a smart man and a good debater. But I do feel this was his weakest performance yet. He could potentially be a good VP candidate. Can you imagine him debating Joe Biden? That would be classic.

Michele Bachmann did a better job with her answer on Gardasil this time around, but too little too late. She did nothing to help herself today and her candidacy will not lead to the nomination. She does look fabulous in red though.

Ron Paul did a very good job tonight. I agree with him on many fiscal issues and the rights of the states. He didn't answer many questions on foreign policy so that is a help with many in the republican gop base, as that is where he loses much of his support.

Rick Santorum is another very good debater. He also would make a strong VP candidate. But he did nothing that will bring him to the upper tier of candidates.

I was happy to see that Fox decided to include Gary Johnson. I have felt is was very unfair to include Huntsman and leave out Johnson. He did nothing to help himself. He will fade into oblivion after Iowa, if he makes that far.

Romney again proved that he can debate on the issues. I don't like his answers on Romneycare, mainly because they are not even truthful. To me he really hurt himself with the GOP base by going back to his answer about an executive order to give waivers on Obamacare. That will not solve the problem. It must be repealed on the legislative level otherwise the feds will still be required by law to fund it. But part of his plan in these debates is to do no harm, and he did accomplish that.

Huntsman gave some good answers, but he does stray from conservative principles and that is a deal breaker for me. But he held his own tonight.

Hands down the winner of tonight's debate was Herman Cain. He sharpened his answers, he has done his due diligence on the issues and his 9-9-9 plan is something that I could get behind. I don't like everything about it, but it is a start. He will get more people to notice him and will more than likely drive some cash flow to his campaign. He is a likable man and has a compelling and very human life story. General election voters like that. I looked up the stats on the blog and see that some hits have come in where he stands on the issues, so he did himself some good tonight. I personally believe that the best he can hope for is the VP slot and I do believe that he would fill that role well. I firmly believe that the job of the VP during a general election campaign is to be the attack dog, and he will do that very well. He is an articulate man who can draw a crowd in. I have seen him speak three or four different times and it is something to watch live.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Society in Decline?

There is much talk regarding the death of Troy Davis last night in the death chamber. From the offset I will admit that I am against the death penalty in every case. I don't care who it is or what they have done. Life is life. Saying that, you will not hear me complain about the death penalty being carried out in certain circumstances. Usuma bin Laden is not someone who I can muster a great deal of sympathy for. My preference would have been to stick him in a 7x10 cage being guarded by big burly women and forced to watch home movies of the all the innocent people he killed. To me that would have been a much harsher punishment than to give him what he wanted in becoming a martyr for the "cause".

You also won't hear a peep out of me if the murders of the Petit family ever make it to the death chamber in Connecticut (and since I grew up in CT, I find it unlikely they will). I won't agree with it on a personal level, but there is no doubt of the guilt of the two men. Mumia Abul Jamal is another that you will not hear an opinion from me, at least in the public sense on this blog. Any fair-minded person who reads the transcript of the trial of that man has to conclude he is indeed guilty of murder. But did we kill an innocent man last night? I am not going to say that Troy Davis wasn't a criminal. He was. Of that there can be no doubt. He committed crimes. But was he the shooter of the off duty police officer? The facts of the case since his trail are not conclusive enough to for anyone to say that they are 100% sure of his actions that night decades ago.

I am not writing this to try to change minds of anyone on the death penalty. This is an issue much like abortion, you are pretty set in your belief system. That belief system tends to coincide with your political beliefs. The right is far more likely to approve the death penalty, while the left is against. My point is being that as a society don't we owe it ourselves and the next generation to be sure that we are giving out the ultimate punishment (one that cannot be reversed) that we are as close to 100% of guilt as we can be?

Mr. Davis was mostly convicted based on eyewitness testimony. The least reliable source of information. One example, if I may. Many years ago I was working in an office building that had security for all the offices. There was no way to enter any of the office space without entering a code or being let in by the receptionist. One morning while I was headed out to feed my addiction there was a man in the lobby area outside of the elevators. He was dressed in clothes that looked like work clothes and had a lightbulb in his hand. I didn't think much about it and just kept walking to the elevator. He wasn't a maintenance man, but was a thief. He robbed about 10 or so people before he got caught. He made off with about $1,000 in cash. Four of us saw him. I got a very good look at him when I opened the door. We gave about three different descriptions about what he wearing and didn't seem to agree if he had facial hair or not. I couldn't even remember the color of his hat 30 minutes later. Had I known he was a criminal maybe I would have paid closer attention. But my point being is that we all saw the same person (there was only one) and couldn't agree. Studies have shown over and over again that eyewitness testimony is not very reliable. Many things can happen to leave a person not sure of what they are seeing, distance and poor lighting being just two examples.

I became interested in this topic many years ago for some strange reason, and I did research on it. I read opinions on both sides of the issues and I came away changing my viewpoint and being against it. If we are going to have the death penalty in this country (which I think we should not) at the very least shouldn't it be administered in a fair way? I am not talking about the act of putting someone to death, because I think that a needle in the arm is the most humane way of committing the act, but when deciding who to charge with death penalty cases and who not to? Studies are pretty clear about the race of the victims and the race of the defendant, it will come as shock to many who hold the belief that it is done on racial lines.

Nationally, the racial composition of those on death row is 45% white, 42% black, and 10% Latino/ Latina. Of states with more than 10 people on death row, Texas (70%) and Pennsylvania (69%) have the largest percentage of minorities on death row. Year 2000 census data revealed that the racial composition of the United States was 75.1% white, 12.3% black and 12.5% Latino/Latina. While these statistics might suggest that minorities are overrepresented on death row, the same statistical studies that have found evidence of race of victim effects in capital sentencing have not conclusively found evidence of similar race of defendant effects. In fact, while some studies show that the race of the defendant is correlated with death sentences, no researcher has made definitive findings that the death sentence is being imposed on defendants on account of their race, per se, independently of other variables (such as type of crime) which are correlated with defendants' race.
I am not willing to say that death penalty is all about race and the people who are making the decisions about who gets a capital murder charge are racists. There are plenty of others that do that routinely. But, what I am willing to bet my life on is that decision in many cases is a political one and not based solely on justice or law. The murders of the Petit family being a perfect example. Both the victims and the murders are white. So it has nothing to do with race, but it was largely a political decision. The murders were so horrific and to make things worse were committed by ex-cons, that they public outcry was to hang them high. Which is very unusual in that very liberal state. It is perfectly understandable to want revenge on such a brutal killing. It is after all, a human response. I have a great deal of sympathy for Mr. Petit. His family was wiped out in front of his eyes and he is very lucky to be alive. It is natural that he would want the murderers to be put to death. I can understand that he feels that it is justice for what he lost. The OJ Simpson case being yet another example. He killed two people and in California that is Capital Murder. The death penalty is legal in that state and if the system were "fair" he would have been charged as such. But it wasn't a good political move to charge a famous athlete with a death penalty case.

But does our law have room for human emotion? Shouldn't cases be decided solely on the basis of fact and evidence? I am a firm believer that the law is the law. A very simple example of bringing emotion into the law is illegal immigration. It is truly heartbreaking that a young child through no fault of their own is brought to this country illegally and then is found out later in life. They no longer have a true connection to their country of origin, but the law is the law and they should be deported. It is the same with anchor babies having to watch their parents being deported. It is heart-rending on an emotional individual level, but it should not be a matter of emotion. The case should be judged on the rule of law. I am no way advocating cutting out all human emotion when it comes to making judgements in cases, but the human emotional response to a horrific criminal act shouldn't be the only reason we jump to the death penalty. The death of police officer is emotional. It is not only emotional to the family, but to the police force, and to society in general. We grieve for the loss of someone who put their lives on the line to provide for the rule of law for the rest of us.

When examining death penalty cases it is difficult to do on a purely factual level. Much of the media reports it in a way that is biased to one side or the other. Very strong opinions on the right or wrong of it exist. We have the bleeding heart liberal side that will always side with the criminal regardless of the evidence. Guilt or innocence is irrelevant to that crowd. But is guilt beyond all reasonable doubt relevent to the other side? That is the question that I have been thinking about for the past week or so while this story was in the headlines.

There is room for doubt in the guilt of Troy Davis as the shooter of the Officer McPhail. Seven out nine witnesses have since recanted their stories. The physical evidence tying him to the gun that killed McPhail is non-existent as the gun was never found. One of the witnesses admits to being at the scene, admits to having a gun in the same caliber as the weapon that was used in the murder, but shines the guilt on Troy Davis. There is reasonable doubt in his story as he has incentive to lie. Sylvester Coles could very well be the real killer and now we more than likely never know the truth. One of the witnesses was only 16 years old at the time of the death and was told he could be considered an accessory to murder and could get a long prison term. Another witness that has incentive to lie. Troy Davis deserved another jury trial. These witnesses should have had their stories examined in totality in the light of day for all to see and to let a jury decide on which evidence was credible which was not.

If we did kill an innocent man last night, we are indeed a society in decline.

Dr. Seuss Does Facebook

For those you are not loving all the updates too much, this is for you!

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Quote of the Day - LZ Granderson Edition

Call me crazy, but the idea of trusting the government to take care of me, to provide me with "security" when I'm old and frail is far more frightening than the thought of me trying to make it on my own.

I'm not yet 40, so theoretically I still have plenty of time to have my own plan in place. Yes, I've paid into Social Security. No, I don't expect to benefit from it, at least not at the level those who are currently collecting are benefiting. And I don't know anyone in any line of work my age or younger who does.
LZ Granderson on Social Security.

Mr. Granderson is hardly some "right winged nut".  It is time that we have an honest discussion about social security in this country.  The time to fix it is running out.  If the left truly cares about the poor, we must have a discussion about where to cut.  Otherwise, there will be no money to help them.

When Party and Principles Collide

Ron Suskind's new book describes the White House as a hostile place for women to work. One such charge came from Anita Dunn, Mao enthusiast. Dunn made a comment to The Washington Post denying that she had ever said anything of the kind and told Mr. Suskind the polar opposite by telling him "point-blank" that it not true. Apparently the interview was taped and that tape has been played in part to the some reporters over at The Washington Post.

While it is sort of understandable that you would want to protect the president and leader of the party from embarrassment, how far do you compromise your principles to do so? The democratic party in general, and progressives in particular, spend a great deal of time about talking about "fairness".

It isn't fair that woman get paid less, it isn't fair that someone may be "punished" with a baby that they had not planned on, the billionaires don't pay enough taxes, and on the list goes. For some reason that they are unable to explain to me they seem to believe that government can actually make the world fair, a feat that God himself is unable to pull off.

What does it say when Ms. Dunn puts Obama's presidency ahead of the principle of fair treatment for women in the workplace? I have never personally believed that Obama is truly a principled man. He worships at the altar of big government. By worshipping at said alter the very last thing it represents is freedom for women. Because it then gives government more control over the choices in your life. In many school systems you cannot decide for yourself what it is that your child eats for lunch. You see you are too stupid to feed your children healthy food. While I am sure that there are some people who don't understand nutritional values of food, I would venture to say that most do. But it doesn't matter, you can't make that decision yourself. They know your child better than you do.

It is very disappointing although not all surprising to learn that the people who surround President Obama are more concerned for the party than they are for the principles that they espouse on a daily basis, but have yet to shown that they themselves are willing to live by.

Portrait of a Jackass - "Tea Party" Candidate David Lewis

John Boehner is far from perfect.  But a socialist?  I don't think so.  One of the things that I really admire about what Speaker Boehner has done is that he has given more power to the committee's in the house, and by doing so he is giving more voice to the individual congress member.  Which in turn gives more voice to the people in the districts they are representing.  He has ceded some of the power that when Nancy Pelosi was speaker grabbed away from the members.  She only allowed a few people to make all the decisions.  That is not representative government. 

Pass the Popcorn - Greta V. Tucker

There has been some dust up going on for a few days regarding the vile and disgusting comments made by rapist Mike Tyson regarding Sarah Palin.  Mike Tyson is a pig, he has proven that time and again.  Of that there is little doubt.  While I will admit that I did feel some sympathy for the man when he lost one of his children, there are no real redeeming qualities in the man. 

One of the things that I have found interesting about this story is what is being missed.  If you listen to the actual interview, you will see that the person who was doing the interview of Tyson was egging him on.  None of that has been reported, and in my opinion should be. 

I guess I have become so used to hearing disgusting things being said about conservative women and there being little to no notice of it in the mainstream media, that I am not surprised by Tyson's comments.  Sarah Palin has been attacked in every way a woman can be attacked in the figurative sense, so again it is not a shock that more has been laid upon her. 

My gut reaction is with Tucker Carlson on this, it needs to be heard.  People need to understand exactly what happens to a woman who happens to be conservative is put through in the public arena.  Tucker is also correct when he mentions that if this had been said about Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, or any other liberal woman in the political spotlight it would be all over the media.  CNN's Anderson Cooper would have some sort of roundtable on how badly women are treated, but since it was Sarah Palin it gets overlooked. 

Here is the full video, you can decide for yourself who is right and wrong. 

Monday, September 19, 2011

Bachmann's Candidacy is All But Over

Michele Bachman has decided to use the Gardasil issue to hammer Governor Perry on. While I am in full agreement with the congresswoman on the fact he did this by executive order. Bad governor, bad. I am also in agreement to point out the fact that he received some financial benefit from Merck, the manufacturer of the vaccine, in the form of campaign contributions. What I don't agree with is her continued claims that the vaccine caused at least one case of mental retardation.

In her latest statement during a presser today she says:

"All I was doing is relaying what a woman had said, I relayed what she said. I wasn't attesting to her accuracy. I wasn't attesting to anything."
This is disturbing on quite a few levels. She is admitting that she didn't bother to fact check this statement before she made it.

I realize that there are many people in our country that have very strong feelings against vaccines. I personally was talking to a woman last week who told me that flu shots are designed to kill you slowly, so she refuses to get one. Jenny McCarthy has been very outspoken about her belief that her son's autism was a result of his childhood vaccines. But the fact remains that people who believe this are considered to be on the "fringe". Most people in this country will need a great deal more proof before they jump on the no vaccine bandwagon. I am making no judgement either way. But, the no vaccine crowd is considered a fringe group.

I live in a state where Gardasil is "mandatory". The reason that is made mandatory is so that it will be covered by most insurance policies. There is an opt out for the parents. The numbers in this state have shown that most parents are not getting the vaccine. Less than 20% of parents in Virginia have decided to give the shot to their child. I personally believe that an opt out is the way to go. It gives parents the choice.

Congresswoman Bachmann making the statement was bad enough, but she kept repeating it for days and refusing to back away from the comment gives me a great deal of pause about what type of leader she will be. I like most of the Congresswoman's message. I have met her on a few occasions and she was very gracious. But that isn't enough. We are at a crossroads in this country. The next election quite literally will be deciding which way this country decides to go. Are we going to become a nation where more and more people are dependent on the government, or are going to start the long road back to constitutional principles?

This country is in desperate need of a strong leader with principles. One that can admit when things are not working and change course. Congresswoman Bachmann has shown she is not that leader. It is time for her to wrap it up and get back to her job as congresswoman.

Sorry, Phil. 

Picture of the Day - Illinois Joblessness Rates

In Illinois, the employment rates were climbing steadily.  That is until the Governor decided to raise corporate tax rates.  The rates have been declining steadily since.  They lost more jobs than any other state last month. 
Color me shocked.

Numbers from the Department of Labor.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Quote of the Day - Emanuel Cleaver Edition

"It's not personal, they're attacking his policies, or lack thereof, with regard to this gigantic unemployment problem among African-Americans. If we can't criticize a black president, then it's all over."
Emanuel Cleaver on President Obama's actions (or inactions on black unemployment)

Funny, I can't critize him on his policies without being called a racist. 

Matter of fact, I got called one on Wednesday. 

He goes on, this is rich:

"If (former President) Bill Clinton had been in the White House and had failed to address this problem, we probably would be marching on the White House, there is a less-volatile reaction in the CBC because nobody wants to do anything that would empower the people who hate the president."
Hmm, interesting. 

Read the entire article here

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hey Democrats, Show Me What You Are Made Of

There is still a great deal of buzz around the blogosphere and "new" media about how the democratic party is now kinda thinking that yes, maybe Hillary Clinton should have gotten the nomination three years ago. It was during the nomination process three years ago that I realized I had to become more politically active. I new I wasn't going to vote for either Obama or Hillary pretty early on, but I did pay attention to what was going on during the nominating process. I figured early on that whomever the winner turned out to be was going to be our next president.

I remember hearing people on the right saying "anyone but Hillary". I was saying anyone but Obama. I knew he would be disaster after reading his books (which a huge Obama fan friend sent to me, never did figure out why exactly), they scared me to death. He didn't have the resume to handle the job. But the democrats like to fall in love with their politicians. He appealed to anti-war crowd and he played the anti-Bush wave all the way to the presidency. Matter of fact, he still tries to play that card almost three years later.

I think it is pretty obvious that the tide is going against him at this point. The moderates in the party have figured out he really isn't all that interested in being a moderate. The far left in the party must be pretty unhappy as well. He didn't really fight for single payer as they wanted him to, he has continued Bush's policies for the most part when it comes to Afghanistan. He actually has increased the American foot print there, and is much more active with drones than Bush was. He has not closed Gitmo, he has pulled out of Iraq quickly enough for them, he has not done anything about the Patriot Act except prolong it. The far left has yet to (and I don't think ever will) realize that country has no desire to go where they want to take it, so they are disappointed that we are not a full-blown socialist country. They look at as giving in to republicans, when all it really is the reality that we are a center right country. We also are a country that doesn't like a great deal of change. We like our government to move more slowly.

The approval numbers just keep going down and unemployment is still high. His jobs plan has little to no chance of passing as he wants, although he has not really given anyone all the details yet, but after today's announcement that the Senate won't even taking it up until after the next recess, one can easily read the tea leaves. It ain't gonna pass.

What I can't figure out is why they haven't just reached the point that they realize the only way to save the presidency in the next election is to put up a primary opponent? I actually would respect the party so much more if they just say hey, this experiment of putting up a man who didn't have the proper qualifications for the job failed miserably and we need to move on. The man never managed a lemonade stand previously, has never had to make a payroll before, and doesn't seem to get how to create jobs. He is stuck in his ideology of remaking America, that he can't see that his vision won't work.

I still find it hard to believe that they have not done it. It wouldn't be the first time that a sitting president faced a primary challenge, both parties have done it over the years. In the end, the sitting president usually wins (I haven't done the research, it may be that they have always won), but at least someone could have tried it.

At this point I would think it is too late. It takes not just money, but it also takes organization in each state to get a primary challenge up and running. It is also too late for me to gain any respect for the party, because while I wouldn't have voted for the challenger, I would have respected the fact that they were admitting the failure and trying to do what was right for the country.

Friday, September 16, 2011

The Slippery Slope of Liberalism Part 3

When you think that you have heard the lowest of the low that the Canadian teenager can kill her baby and not be sentenced to a jail term then comes another story that is even more disturbing. It is disturbing because it just further proves that we, as a society, no longer value life.

Ana Mejia and Rodolfo Santana are now millionaires four times over. They didn't win the lottery (at least not in the literal sense), no they gave birth to a child with a rare disability that left with him with no arms and only one leg. See, had they found out that piece of information during the pregnancy they would have aborted the child. But since they ELECTED not to have the amniocentesis that would have shown the disability they were not made aware of it until baby Bryan made his way into the world.

According to the couple's attorney the ultrasound should have shown this disability, so the doctor is 85% responsible and the technician that performed the ultrasound is 15% responsible.

“They went from the heights of joyous expectations to the depths of despair,” their attorney Robert Bergin told the jury in closing arguments Wednesday, according to the newspaper. “Ana and Rodolfo Santana know their mental anguish and their emotions are not important. The only thing that will help make up for their mental anguish is to know Bryan’s life plan is fully funded.”
If their mental anguish and emotions were not important why would they need the money to make up for it? Above and beyond the fact that we live in a litigious society that someone has gotten the notion that money can make up for all ills, let's just talk about this helpless child for a little bit. It is now on public record that his parents would have prefered that he were dead rather than raise a child with disabilities. Baby Bryan is now three years old and an otherwise healthy and happy little boy. How can they say he would be better off dead?

What are we saying as a society that if you are not perfect you should be dead? And who exactly gets to define what perfect means? Had he only been missing one limb would that make him less likely to face death in the womb? Or did he need to have all four limbs for his parents to want him?

Andrea Williams CEO of Christian Concern hits the nail on the head:

“It perpetuates the myth that life is not worth living if you have a disability and indicates a chillingly utilitarian view of personhood,” she said. “Children are not commodities and we cannot dispose of them when they fail to meet our expectations, either in appearance or ability. This view safeguards life and prevents the callous and barbaric treatment of those born, or about to be born, with disabilities.”
The parents of baby Bryan should talk to Marc Sherman, Program Director for AccessABILITY Center for Independent Living, Inc who suffers from the same disability that their child suffers from. It would seem pretty obvious that Marc has found a way to live a product life even though he is not "perfect" and according to these parents that he would be better off dead. His reaction:

A disability is just a natural part of life. A person with a disability has just as much worth and just as much as importance as anybody else. It doesn’t matter what kind of disability, they have just as much worth and importance. They should get to choose how they want to live.’”
We have become a society of barbarians that we can turn around and give millions of dollars to a family because they wish their child have never been born, because someone has decided he is not perfect. This family should have turned to God, then they would have realized baby Bryan was born in his image and he is perfect, even with just one limb.

For the majority of my adult life I have been pro-choice. No more. The more research you do into the topic of abortion the more you will realize that it isn't done for the child, it is done out of selfishness. We have become a society that uses as an excuse woman's body, woman's choice, when what we are really doing is making designer babies and refusing to take responsibility for the choices that we make. If you don't want children, don't have sex. Believe me when I tell, you will not explode. You will survive. When you get pregnant you will get what God gives you. Even a disabled child brings joy into your life. Yes, it is hard, but the rewards are worth the work.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

The Slippery Slope of Liberalism Part 2

In Canada is now ok to kill your newborn according to Justice Joanne Veit. A then 19-year-old woman is free after strangling her child to death moments after his birth, his live birth. She then threw him over the fence of her yard like he was a piece of garbage.

"...while many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support.”
This young woman lived with her parents, so how exactly didn't she have support? There is also such a thing called adoption. The judge goes on:
Really, I don't grieve so much for the mother. I grieve for the baby that was murdered by the one person who should have loved him most in the world.
“Naturally, Canadians are grieved by an infant’s death, especially at the hands of the infant’s mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother,”

So it seems that because that since abortion is legal and tax payer funded in Canada killing your baby shortly after live birth is perfectly acceptable. A child actually requires work so the mother who can't be bothered to do that work can just kill that baby and doesn't mean a darn thing. Who cares about the life of the child? That baby had no rights in the country of Canada. He was breathing, had a heartbeat, and was crying. But apparently crying was the problem:

Effert, 19 at the time of the infanticide, told the court she worried about what her parents would think of having to listen to the cries of a newborn baby in the house
So if you treat your baby like a piece of trash due to a disturbed mind as opposed to being selfish. She was not disturbed enough to lie about her pregnancy or her actions. She was rational enough to try to blame the murder on an innocent person, her baby daddy. Notice the word infanticide, it was not even considered murder. Quite literally, in Canada this baby was not even really human. She never bothered to tell her parents she was pregnant so how would she know what they would have thought. She also lied to the police on more than one occasion. Her original story was that she was virgin, after the baby was identified as being hers, she then tried to blame the death on her the baby's father. The judge used this as an excuse:

“I am of the view that those actions, along with the action of throwing her baby’s body over her back fence, are painful evidence of Ms. Effert’s irrational behavior as a result of her disturbed mind,”

We have long since crossed a line that life is no longer consider sacred. There are no easy answers when it comes to abortion. But abortion on demand has led to this type of thinking. That baby "Rodney" meant nothing. You see she didn't bother to get an abortion, she gave birth and then murdered her child. But because she should have gone and had an abortion, little Rodney didn't deserve to live, it is ok that she wrapped her underwear around his neck until he was no longer breathing. She choked the life out of her own child and faces no prison term.
Judge Veit issued the verdict in part because she heard testimony from witnesses that Effert faced sever persecution in prison, where fellow inmates called her “baby killer.”
Isn't that exactly what she is? So because someone calls her on it and it might hurt her feelings she goes free. Just add this to the long list of why I wouldn't want to live Canada.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Yeah, Michelle All This for the American Flag

Truly, I have tried to give the first couple the benefit of the doubt, when people say the "hate" America.  I don't fall into the group of conservatives that have called them communists, or do I want to believe that they want to "destroy" America.  My personal belief has been that they firmly believe in more of quasi-socialist European style of government and would like to see that take hold in this country.  Something that I 100% disagree with and feel if that is how you want to live, move to Europe.  Heck, I will even put into the "here's plane ticket" fund and drive you to the airport.  You don't like this style of government, get out.  No one is begging you to stay. 

But, yes Michelle, there are people in this country who pay great tribute to the flag in this country.  The reason, you may ask is that it is the promise of the ideal.  The promise of the American dream.  That if you work really hard you may be able to have your dreams come true in this country.  Even after she herself has watched her husband, a product of a broken marriage born to a white mother when bi-racial children and marriages were not widely accepted, can grow up and lead this country proves that my vision of the American dream can come true for virtually anyone.  Even you, you ungrateful pig.  Anyone who reads my blog on a regular basis knows that I don't take cheap shots and don't like getting down in the dirt with the progressives in this country.  But this time you have pushed the wrong buttons. 

Yes, some people in this country feel that the flag means something.  Feel that the flag is worth fighting and dying over.  And it isn't the flag in and of itself, but the ideal that it represents. 

Shame on you, and please note that I will now work overtime to get you out of the house that represents this country more than any other.  I will work even harder to say goodbye to you and your ungrateful husband for all this country has given to you and you so cavalierly roll your eyes at.  You are not deserving of the title of First Lady of the United States.  Again, you ungrateful pig. 

If you don't think that flag deserves respect - GET OUT OF OUR HOUSE!!! 

The Tea Party/CNN Debate


Newt hands down won the debate to me. He was articulate and had some great zingers too.

‘President Obama Scares Them Every Single Day’

Michele Bachmann's performance was much improved over last week. She also didn't look like she had bed head, so that was a help too. I personally think she went too far with the Gardasil attack. I think many in the country don't necessarily object to the drug, but do object to the mandatory nature of shot. Personally, my biggest objection is that he did by executive order. That doesn't sit well with me.

Rick Santorum is very good debater. He still has no shot at the nomination, but he would make a solid VP pick, especially if the worst possible scenario of Huntsman getting the nomination comes to pass.

Huntsman should be hanging his head in absolute shame when asked about how women are treated under the Taliban basically he said, it sucks to be you, now go away. Disgraceful.

As usual Romney avoided all the tough questions and did no damage. He didn't win, but he didn't lose.

Herman Cain had some very good moments. But, a Tea Party audience is tailored made for him. I dont' think it will bring him up to the next tier of candidates, but it will help with his fundraising I am sure.

Ron Paul, was well, Ron Paul. If you agree with him, you think he did great. If you are not inclined to agree with him he looked like a fool.

The biggest loser was Rick Perry. He had a hard time defending himself against the attacks that came from all angles tonight. He did especially bad on the Gardasil issue. He said he was offended that Bachmann thought he could be bought off for $5,000. It almost sounded like he could be bought off for a higher amount. (not saying that is true, but it sounded a tad like that, to me anyway). I personally agree with him on the fence issue. It would be outrageously expensive and wouldn't be all that effective. They would just dig under it, the drug tunnels are testament to that. But he will have some problems on immigration. He is perceived as weak on that issue. I met someone recently who grew up in Texas in a small town. Due to where she lived and the land her parents have she told me that like it or not, the right needs to accept a worker's visa. They are necessary. She said that people who don't live it, have a different view of the immigration problem than the governor of a border state will. She is a conservative who doesn't want to see amnesty, but has a perspective that I certainly don't understand living in the mid atlantic and in an urban setting.

Did Perry lose badly enough to lose the nomination? No. But he needs to improve if he wants to keep his frontrunner status.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Things That Make You Say Hmm

If Warren Buffet was so concerned that he is not paying enough in taxes why doesn't he change his pay structure? Isn't he CEO or something? I thought I heard that somewhere.

Al Gore is going to have a 24 hour climate-denier-athon to show people where the money is coming from for the scientists who are "deniers". Is he also going to include a graph of how his bank account has gotten larger and larger by the people who are true believers?

The rumor is that Michele Bachmann is going to hit Perry on his statements on social security reform. Didn't she say less than a year ago that it was? Sorry Michele, but you should be ashamed for not being more honest with the American people about the much-needed reform of our entitlement programs. I expect that level of dishonesty from Romney.

Speaking of Social Security, Chris Matthews, in all of his infinite wisdom, has decided that Social Security can't be a Ponzi scheme because it mandatory and Ponzi schemes are voluntary. Doesn't that make it even worse than a Ponzi scheme?

The left is blowing a gasket over Herman Cain's tribute to the victims and rescue workers on 9/11. Would it have been better that he didn't even acknowledge the day? Nothing in his video even remotely hinted at policy, just a tribute to America and the victims of the day. Or was it just his singing of God Bless America that they found so insulting?

Hey Romney

How can we trust someone who doesn't want to admit that Social Security needs to be reformed or it won't be there for the younger generation?

Sunday, September 11, 2011

We Will Never Forget

Below is part one of the documentary made by two brothers who happened to be at firehouse closet to ground zero on 9/11.  The rest is on you tube.  If you have never seen it, it is well worth your time.  A moving tribute to the firefighters who risked thier lives to save others. 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

President Bush's Speech to Dedicate Memorial to Flight 93

He really hit the right tone here. 

Memories of 9/11

I don't talk about my 9/11 experience all that much.  It was very traumatic for me.  But as the story starts for most people, it was a beautiful clear morning in DC.  I happened to have a doctor's appointment that morning and was going to work late.  As my usual practice in the mornings, I was listening to a book on tape while I was driving down the road. 

I left the house before the first plane hit The World Trade Center.  I had no idea what was going on around me that morning.  I stopped at a store and was in and out so fast that I didn't really pay attention to the group of people that seemed to be in big circle.  I don't know what I thought they were doing, but looking back at it, they must have been listening to the radio reports. 

I got onto the beltway and made my way to 395 and headed into DC for my appointment.  For those that don't live around here, the beltway does not actually pass through DC.  If you want to get into The District you need to take another roadway that will bring you into the city.  395 is the roadway that runs parallel alongside The Pentagon. 

I started to notice this huge shadow for a lack of a better word.  I also heard this really loud sound.  I started looking up and realized a plane was heading towards me.  Now, planes flying over The Pentagon was not an unusual site as National Airport is only a few miles down the road.  Planes would fly in at strange angles and make a sharp turn and head out towards the river to land a few miles away.  Matter of fact, you still see that today. 

But this plane was going way too fast and it was obvious it was going to crash.  I am not sure that I realized it at the time, but the plane was not in distress.  It had a target.  That target was The Pentagon.  It was a very scary few minutes because I honestly thought that it was going to crash onto the roadway and I was going to die.  Within seconds the plane hit the building and went up into a fireball.  The ground was shaking from the impact and the smoke was thick and so black, I had never seen anything like that before.  I hope to never experience that sight again, either. 

The people who were also driving down the road just stopped.  Some got out of the cars, while others did not, because you could feel the heat.  I personally was crying hysterically by this point because I just watched people die.  It wasn't until a few days later that I found out that I knew someone on that plane.  I can't say we were really friends, but social events brought us together on occasion.  She was a very nice lady who I had really admired. 

It didn't take long before there were police, military personnel, fire fighters, and every other imaginable emergency people on the scene.  We couldn't go anywhere, we were just stuck on the roadway.  I am not sure how long it took before the building collapsed in one section and even more smoke started pouring out of the building.  I was thinking about a woman I worked with at the time because her husband was retired military and worked in that building.  I was on my knees and praying that they get everyone out. 

I finally made my way over to a nearby mall.  I still was relatively unaware of what was happening in New York until I got to the Best Buy and the TV's were on CNN and by this point the towers had collapsed.  There were military tanks surrounding the roadways by the Pentagon, all the bridges were closed, the metro system was closed down in that area, and people had no way to get home but to walk.  You just saw streams of people walking over the bridges to try and get to a bus or a taxi to get home.  You heard military planes and helicopters in the sky.  People were in shock and many were in tears. 

It took me five hours to get home after that.  The road that ran alongside of the military base was already closed, and has yet to reopen.  Once I got home I heard that the airspace in the country had been closed down.  But, I lived near the army base Fort Belvoir at the time, they had planes flying which scared the crap out of me, because I didn't know if they were military or not.  I couldn't sleep that night.  I was glued to CNN and fielding phone calls from relatives and friends who were worried about me.  I am not sure why, since I didn't work in The Pentagon, but I guess with all the confusion and upset of the day, they just wanted the reassurance that I was fine.  But, I wasn't fine.  I have never looked at the world the same way since. 

I finally decided that I needed to get some food to the people who were working at The Pentagon.  It took me two hours to find an open store and I went home and baked some brownies, made some sandwiches, and got two cases of water.  They were not letting anyone near the Pentagon, I got stopped along the way and gave the things to a police officer.  I don't know if they ever made to the rescue workers or not.  But I had to do something.  I then went back home and was glued to CNN until it was time to go to work the next morning.  Luckily, my co-worker's husband was fine.  He was in another part of building.  But, sadly a college roommate of another co-worker wasn't so lucky.  He didn't make it out that day.  I talked to my friend Martha to find out about her brother in law who worked on Wall Street at the time, and he made it home to his wife and kids in one piece.  Someone that I sorta kinda knew in CT was missing from what I heard.  He never did make it home, nor was he ever found.  He worked at Cantor Fitzgerald, I think. 

It was an awful time in this country.  One of the worst of my lifetime.  I get a real laugh from the people who say we need to move on.  I also get incensed when I hear that we should turn into a national holiday.  Why, so we can end up at the sales at the mall in a few years?  This is a day that we should mark in our own ways.  We all have our memories of what we lost that day.  For some it is a simple as the innocence that the oceans kept us safe, but for others, it was a loved one.  Many of the families that lost someone that day, never got a body to bury.  Never got to have a final viewing which is part of the healing process for most families in this country. 

That is my memory of 9-11.  A day that I will never forget. 

Barnes and Noble coupons has good prices and an excellent selection of 9/11 books

Friday, September 9, 2011

Quote of the Day - President Obama Edition Part 7

I don't want China to be building the best roads and trains.

President Obama today in Richmond, VA talking about his jobs plan.

He doesn't want roads and trains to be built better in China, but bridges; hey that is ok.

How much are you willing to wager that stimulus money helped pay, at least in part, for this bridge? Just imagine the costs of shipping it here.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Yeah, The Right Is Over-reacting about Unions

It is high time that the department of Justice get involved and stop the union bullying and violence.  They are out of control. 

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

I Knew There Was a Reason I like Ann Coulter

This of course is causing many calls of "Diva", "Establishment", and "Elitist".

There are people out there who like Sarah Palin, who believe in what she is saying, who thinks that she is good at getting a crowd going, and has a canny ability to raise money, but don't feel that she should run for president. That in and of itself does not make you a bad person, a bad conservative, or any other thing that you will be called by the Palinista's. It just means that you are expressing your opinion. Something that as an American you are allowed to express. At least the last time I checked.

Some of Palin's "fans" are rabid fanatics. They search every website for one little bad word about the Governor and all of sudden you end up with comment after comment questioning your sanity. People will defriend you on Facebook if you dare say one word against Palin. How exactly is that different from what happened with Obama a few years ago? It is the same blind loyalty. Sarah Palin is not perfect, she makes mistakes, just like every other human being. She has no magic wand to cure all the ills. It scared me when this was the belief for Obama and it scares me now. It isn't healthy for our type of government.

I agree with Ann, it isn't whether Sarah Palin is all those things that the left accused her of, it is about whether the squishy middle who decide national elections believe it. It has been three years and there are still people who think Tina Fey's comments were actually made by Sarah Palin. If she hasn't been able to dismiss these misconceptions by now, I don't hold the belief that she can. It also isn't a question of fairness. Life isn't fair. The left set out to destroy her to the squishy middle and I think they did a bang up job of it. These people are not going to watch the documentary about her, they have already made up their minds. I live in a left leaning area of the country, they don't care what her record is. They don't like her. They won't vote her. Yeah, they will vote for Obama over her. Her true record has no meaning to them. Her not making a decision about running I think has hurt her, not helped her. It just allows this type of talk to continue.

There is nothing in this interview that should warrant Coulter and Graham being called the names that they are being called. They spoke their minds in an analytical fashion. That is what they are paid to do.

I am with Ann, it is time to "fish or cut bait" Governor. The game is becoming tiresome. Make your decision known. We can then start the process of widdling down to the candidate that is the most likely to beat Obama. After all that is the goal, isn't it?

Is It All About Me?

Last night I was out and about at a local mall.  I had to pick up some mid weight coats, a pair of sneakers, and a few books that I had on hold at Barnes and Noble.  I had about 15 minutes before I was being met by someone so I decided to sit and check my email. Affordable mobile technology is a great thing or so I thought. I discovered that I hadn't charged my laptop battery so I needed to find an outlet. 

I came across a public sitting area that fit my needs.  I sat sat down on a couch, put down my bags to the side of me and placed my drink on the table in front of me.  While I was pulling out my cord to plug in the man who was sitting in a chair in front of me turned around and asked me out of all the places I could sit was I going to sit there and use my computer.  I honestly thought he was kidding and I smiled and said yes I was.  The man became totally unhinged.  He started yelling at me that he doesn't like people using a computer behind him while he was trying to watch television. 

I explained to him that I needed an electric outlet and this is where the outlets were so that is why I was sitting there.  Not that I needed to give this lunatic any explanation at all since this is a public seating area in the only part of the mall that was still open.  He then proceeded to try and find another place to sit but was not happy with his options.  I guess he couldn't see the tv as well.  He then yelled at me again saying that I must believe that everything is all about me. 

With all due respect sir, I am not the one who rearranged the furniture to face the television.  Nor was I the one trying to dictate to a complete stranger where they could sit in an area that is open to public.  You see I was minding my own business, I put my bags down to the side of where I was sitting so they would be in no else's way and I used the only seat available to me that had an electrical outlet.  Like it or not buddy, I am not the one who thinks it is all about me. 

Upon further inspection once he stalked off I realized that the television had no volume nor did it have closed caption, so unless he was an expert lip reader he wouldn't know what they were saying anyway.  I also would like to know what could Dennis Kucinich and Peirs Morgan possibly have been talking about that was so important that causes an otherwise perfectly looking normal human being to behave like he is stark raving mad?  My suggestion to you sir, is that you restart the course of your meds and if you don't like people around when you are watching television, you limit yourself to watching in the privacy of your own home.  A public sitting area in a mall has far to many distractions for people like yourself. 

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Aaah, The Party of Tolerance is Alive & Well - Tea Party Zombies Must Die - The Game

Yes, there is now a game that you and your kids can sit around the computer screen and enjoy hours of family fun! Tea Party Zombies Must Die.

The cast of characters include:

Generic pissed off old white guy

White trash redneck

The new modern Klan member, who puts put outs racist trash over the internet

The executive who tricked the "God people" into believing in tax cuts for the rich

Britt Hume, Bill O'Reilly, and a really fat version of Glenn Beck.

We of course couldn't leave out Michelle Bachmann and Sarah Palin too. After all, they must be the first to go.

Last but not least are the Koch's and a list of employees that work for them. (Why would people want to work for the Koch's? They are evil aren't they?)

You can play game here, if you like. But, I think you should wait for your impressionable children to be in on it too. After all, where is the fun if you can pass on hostility, rage, and altogether bad behavior onto your children?

This just makes me want to run out and change my registration card to democratic, don't you?

H/T to Weasle Zippers

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Pop Quiz

I have come to the conclusion that regardless of facts, liberals just stay with their talking points. It doesn't matter what the real numbers are, or the what the real voting record is, or just facts in general if it doesn't fit their objectives. This being the reason that I really wanted to get the book Demonic by Ann Coulter. I can't give you a good reason for this but I am a terrible online shopper, even with books I want to pick it up before I buy it. Remarkably, the book was constantly sold out at my local Barnes and Noble, quite a feat in heavily democratic Northern Virginia. Congrats Ann. I was finally able to pick it up today.

See if you know the answers to these questions:

Who desegregated more public schools?

  1. President Kennedy
  2. President Johnson
  3. President Nixon
Which presidential candidate was a card-carrying member of the NAACP when running for president in 1960?

  1. President Kenney
  2. President Nixon

Who founded the Arizona chapter of the NAACP?

  1. Martin Luther King, Jr.
  2. Julian Bond
  3. Barry Goldwater
How many provisions did Barry Goldwater oppose in the 1964 Civil Rights Act?

  1. All Seven
  2. Four
  3. Two
Why did Goldwater object to the 1964 Civil Rights Legislation?
  1. He didn't
  2. He is just another republican Racist
  3. He was against the provisions on property rights; speficially on privately owned housing and public accomodations on constitutional grounds.
Who said "we've got to give the goddamned niggers something"?
  1. Lyndon Johnson (D)
  2. Richard Nixon (R)
  3. Senator Sam Ervin
Some other fun facts - 18% of republicans voted against 1964 civil rights act, 44% of democrats voted against in the senate. In the house, 20% of republicans voted against, and 37% of democrats voted against.

The longest filibuster in history was done in response to a civil rights bill that meant to fix enforcement provisions that the democrats had gutted. They filibustered for 125 hours.

Even after Richard Nixon's administration had a proven record on desegregating the schools (from 1968-1970 black students attending all black schools dropped from 68% to 18.4%) Julian Bond said the following:

If you could call Adolf Hitler a friend of the Jews, you could call President Nixon a friend of the blacks
So even after Nixon was able to drop the percentage of black students in segregated schools down by half he was still a racist. Nixon also created the programs that give minorities advantages to government contracts, called the Philadelphia Plan. Not something that conservatives are thrilled about due to the unconstitutionally of the federal government picking winners and losers.

We need to know our history.

Bottom choice is answer to all quiz questions.

Everybody Knows Where They Were on 9/11 - That is Except Obama

"We all know where we were on Sept. 11th 2001," TSA administrator John Pistole said.

Really?  Then why has President Obama given two different accounts of where he was on that day?  This may seem like a minor thing, but if he lied about this, can he trusted at all? 
He told Scholastic readers he was home that day watching Malia and Sasha and watched the tragedy from there.

He told WBEZ:

“I remember that I was driving to a state legislative hearing in downtown Chicago when I heard the news on my car radio, that a plane had hit the World Trade Center,” he said.

H/T to PJ Tattler

How can he not know where he was on 9/11?  Since I am sure he does know, why is he turning into a different story?  The man is pathological.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

I Don't Know About Roland Martin, But I Fear Obama

Roland Martin wrote an OP-ED for CNN based on the premise that Obama's problem is that no one fears him. Umm, Mr. Martin he scares the living crap out of me.

But this is coming from a man who sees nothing wrong with him trying to schedule a speech on the economy on the same night of the GOP debate.

After his Martha's Vineyard vacation, President Obama signaled he was ready to do battle leading up to the 2012 re-election. But the bungling, and eventual capitulation, over when he would address a joint session of Congress to present a jobs plan shows that we have seen more of the same: a decisive action taken by Obama, only to back down and acquiesce to the GOP.

After Obama buckled to Speaker John Boehner by postponing the speech to Thursday, a hardcore Democrat, who hates anything the GOP does and has never voted for a Republican for president, texted me the following: "Does the POTUS need back surgery? I think he does. He needs a spine transplant."
The debate has been planned for months. Like it or not Mr. Rowland this is part of the democratic process in this country. There are plenty of people who are interested in what the GOP candidates have to say. By trying to schedule the speech at the same time the president was showing that he has no respect for the process, his opponents, let alone the American people who want to watch the debate. Would Mr. Martin feel the same had President Bush tried to do the same thing during one of the democratic debates four years ago? Some how I think not. Then to top it off and make it worse, Carney comes out and says the date and time was coincidental. Uh huh, I am sure it was. This was nothing but a stunt pure and simple. A stunt that backfired, and now Mr. Martin is trying to blame for the GOP for it.

He is also pointing to the fact that one of his candidates to head the Consumer Protection Bureau will actually have to go through a senate confirmation hearing. The horror.

The White House bowed to Republicans in the Senate in not appointing Elizabeth Warren as head of the Consumer Protection Bureau. She was considered enemy No. 1 for them. So by appointing Richard Cordray, the Obama administration hoped the Senate would recess, allowing them to make his appointment effective during the recess. There was one tiny problem: The only thing the GOP hated more than Warren was the bureau itself. They didn't recess, and now Cordray will be put through the wringer on Tuesday during his Senate confirmation hearing.
The problem is the president never appointed her. She was given a totally different job and will be the likely opponent to Scott Brown next year as he tries to hang onto his senate seat. It would be very hard to run a government agency while being a first time candidate for senate would it not Mr. Martin? If you like her so much you should be glad that she got passed over because she could very well end up taking over where Teddy left off. Agency heads should always go through a senate confirmation hearing. Period. I don't care which party the president is from. The American people have the right to expect our elected officials to fulfill the constitutional duties afforded to them and confirming heads of agencies is one of them.

But, this has to be my favorite:

It is abundantly clear that President Obama is unwilling to fire back at his critics, who disrespect him and the office of the president. He wants to take the high ground, while his critics are ripping the ground out from underneath him. Instead of taking charge of his agenda, he is willing to let others blow him off to pursue their own
How delusional is Roland Martin? Let us see, he himself has played the race card about the tea party. President Obama slammed a private citizen basically to his face while at the correspondent's dinner when he spent a good portion of his speech going after Donald Trump. Remember when Bagdad Bob Gibbs showed some notes he wrote on his hand in order to stick it Sarah Palin? I guess Roland Martin forgot that. This president is one of the most thin-skinned we have ever had.

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