Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Trust Him Not
President Obama's Information and Regulatory Affairs Czar, Cass Sundstein, has stated his opinion that animals should have the right to sue in court. I can't think of anything to respond to that! He also believes hunting should be banned.
President Obama's new FCC Diversity Czar, Mark Lloyd, has stated his dismay at the US past actions of thwarting Hugo Chavez in his attempts to take over the media in Venezuela and continue his socialistic takeover of that country. He also has railed against the imbalance of opinion on the evil "talk radio".
President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton have expressed their support for ousted Honduras leader, Manuel Zelaya, without regard for the Honduras Constitution which states that no person may change their Constitution to allow themselves to be president more than one elected term. The Honduran Supreme Court ordered his arrest on June 28, 2009. After all, what is a Constitution anyway? Just something else to be ignored when it does not fit your aims.
President Obama canceled the proposed missile shield in Eastern Europe for purposes of defense of Poland and The Czech Republic, among other countries, on the very anniversary of Russia's 70th anniversary of their invasion of Poland leading up to World War II. Such timing is inexcusable and par for the course for this administration.
Candidate Obama promised that he would not raise taxes on Americans earning less than $250,000 even by one dime. That's the same dime he promised would cause him to veto any National Health Care reform bill, if that dime spent was more than the Health Bill budgeted. One of his and Congress' first acts was to raise the federal taxes on cigarettes, which disproportionally affect people earning less than $250,000 a year. This Health Care fiasco has the potential to raise everyone's taxes by much more than one dime.
President Obama went on the Sunday news programs and stated that forcing every American to buy Health Insurance or face penalties from the Federal Government can not be called a tax. He even made fun of George Stephanopoulis for resorting to his dictionary to look up the definition of "tax", a sum of money demanded by a government for its support or for specific facilities or services, levied upon incomes, property, sales, etc. Sure sounds like a tax to me. Do you think Americans will silently allow the government to force them to buy health insurance. Does anyone in Washington ever even think about the Constitution anymore?
The House of Representatives passd an energy bill this summer, the Waxman-Markey Energy Bill aka, Cap and Trade, which is the government's misguided attempt to play in the global warming arena. This ridiculous attempt to control business through the use of energy will cost Americans plenty of money. Does President Obama think this qualifies as a tax?
President Obama also told George Stephanopoulis that the ACORN mess is not something he has followed closely. He says he wasn't aware that ACORN even got much federal funding. Seriously? Obama was weaned by ACORN. He was their lawyer. He worked for their Project Vote Campaign. He was a proud community organizer for ACORN before he got involved in politics. He told ACORN folks that they would have a seat at the table in his administration so that he could use their ideas in setting his agenda. President Obama has a short and convenient memory.
President Obama once stated that he wasn't interested in probing the previous administration and their efforts to fight terrorism in regards to potential abuses of terrorists housed at Guatanamo. He was actually against the investigation before he was for it, because now he has decided to let Attorney General, Eric Holder, go ahead and appoint a special prosecutor to look into possible CIA abuse. Even after seven prior CIA directors sent him a letter asking him to stop the investigation, he says he backs Holder's decision.
President Obama said shortly before the November election that we are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America. Well, this is one promise that he didn't shy away from. He is certainly hell-bent on fundamentally transforming America. But what that fundamental change is doing to this country is something I would rather not be a part of in any way, shape or form.
President Obama, I trust you not!
Wednesday, September 09, 2009
All the News That's Fit to Ignore
The one most trusted news organization in the United States that has forever been the leader in bringing us information and truth about our government, no matter how ugly that truth may be, has abdicated it's journalistic integrity to completely ignore a story about an unwholesome entity's intrusion into the corridors of the White House.
Have you heard the name Van Jones lately? Not if you read the NY Times, you haven't. Van Jones was Obama's appointed czar of Green Jobs. Green Jobs. Criminey! What a job! Van Jones is a self-avowed Communist. Self-avowed means he readily admits it. He really believes in Communism.
I have said many times before that the environmental movement started in the 60s and 70s was a victim of their own success. They managed to awaken Americans to the problem , we acted quickly and started cleaning things up. They were stunned, I believe, at the quickness of their success. And that got others thinking about the environmental movement in different ways.
Green on the outside and red on the inside. Watermelons. Environmentalists became the front for the Communist movement inside of America. How can anyone argue against the environment? Makes perfect cover for their nefarious ideas about infiltrating government. Communists had long ago predicted that America will be taken without a shot, from within. It is happening now.
And it worked! It worked so well, one of them made it inside the White house with a platform any environmentalist, or communist, would envy. Until Glenn Beck did a little research. And brought his findings to his viewers. And other media pundits started paying attention and doing their own investigations, thanks Michelle Malkin, and finding out about this man in a seemingly innocuous job who holds some very radical views indeed.
9/11 Truther? Wow. In our government. With the ear of the most powerful single person on the planet. Stunning.
However, not really as stunning as the main stream media's complete ignorance of the matter. Led by the NY Times, none of the MSM, ABC, CBS, NBC, whatever, Washington Post. No one even so much as hinted at the controversy surrounding one of Obama's appointments. Not until he went so far as to resign. Hard to ignore it then, but gimme a break.
Where have you gone Joe DiMaggio? Used to be a respected paper, known for quality journalism. Add this omission as another nail in the coffin of the newspaper who once bravely owned up to it's tag line, now it simply ignores it.
Saturday, September 05, 2009
Are You Ready for Some Football?
So I became a loyal Gator fan somewhere around 1987. The performance of Emmitt Smith had something to do with that at the time. He was incredible. And I also became a fan of the lowly basketball team in the days of Vernon Maxwell and Andrew Moten, the M and M boys. Good stuff.
You see, I had always been a Major League Baseball and NBA fan. More accurately, a St. Louis Cardinals and Boston Celtics fan. Big time. I never looked at College sports. I was not interested in that level of play. I had a brief interest in the NFL, notably the San Diego Chargers when I lived in San Diego that centered mostly on quarterback Dan Fouts., a great passing quarterback. But I rarely ever paid any attention to any College level sports.
But I succumbed in 1987, with the constant exposure to a well-loved local College team. And I love it. Thankfully I still have much interest in the Cardinals, so the summertime still gives me a reason to be passionate about sports. That ties me over until school is back in session and football begins again.
And that day is today. Coming off of a National Championship season last year, their 2nd in 3 seasons, with the entire starting defense returning and the always potent offense headed by a Hesiman winner in Tim Tebow, I have heard it said that Superman wears Tim Tebow pajamas, the excitement for an undefeated season and a repeat Championship is high as it has ever been.
Gainesville is an exciting place in the fall. A magical place where you can feel the excitement in the air vibrating with anticipation at the next game. For those who do not enjoy sports of any kind, this is not the place to be. But for those who do, it is like heaven on earth.
Yeah, I know, college towns are liberal bastions of thought. This is true. I can't stand the politics in Alachua County. I see stupidity and lack of reason everyday and everywhere, but all of that is canceled out by the enjoyment of rugged competition of the nation's best athletes. It's just a game but it is the best way I know of letting it all go by taking a break from the tedium and stress of everyday life and simply rooting for my favorite team in my favorite sports. It's somewhat cathartic, and I like it.
These four months pass by so quickly and before you know it, it will be Christmas. But it will be an exciting four months with lots of ups and downs. It always is.
So come on, Hank. I am Ready for Some Football!