Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Every time I hear the words "President Elect Obama," my brain inpulses send an electrical shock to my spinal cord. By Jan. 20th, I will have generated enough electricity to start a 1943 Oldsmobile.
It does not help to see Obama on the cover of Time, in the image of FDR. The media has gone from elect obama mode to protect obama mode, even before he has taken the oath of office. As Ann Coulter so sarcastically put it, "Indeed, historians have just named Barack Obama the best president elect ever."
What are the chances that we will have any real investigative work and analysis during his presidency? Nil.
It will take the work of AM talk radio, the internet and word-of-mouth to highlight to God-fearing Americans the dangerous agenda of Barack Obama. Subtle things, like judicial appointments, procedural changes to block out pro-life and pro-family efforts, will never see the light of day. We saw, day-to-day, in real-time, the crazy leftist ideas of the Clinton's during his first two years. The democrats and the media have learned their lesson.
We need to do two things:
1. Stay Informed of the Issues
2. Do NOT support the left wing media.
On point 2., there are plenty of alternatives out there, including Investors Business Daily and the Wall Street Journal. The latter has expanded beyond just business coverage, to compete head on with the New York Times. I subscribe to both. They are great pro-American papers.
One proof point for the left wing coverage of the election and now the run-up to the inauguration is the fact that we never found out, through a year and a half of election coverage, that Barack Obama smoked. At least Time got that piece right.
Submitted by D. B. Jackson
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Two items caught my eye this morning that signal where we are heading under an Obama Administration and I'm not even going to mention the fact that his campaign had surreptitious contacts with Hamas prior to his election. To these two things could be added several more but I will limit myself to what I read this morning.
Conscience Protection for Medical Professionals
The International Herald Tribune reported here about a newly issued rule by the Bush Administration concerning federal money and reproductive services. The article stated:
The proposed rule would prohibit recipients of federal money from discriminating against doctors, nurses and other health care workers who refuse to perform or to assist in the performance of abortions or sterilization procedures because of their "religious beliefs or moral convictions."
This rule is supported by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and the Catholic Health Association, which represents Catholic hospitals.
Sister Carol Keehan, president of the Catholic Health Association, said that in recent years, "we have seen a variety of efforts to force Catholic and other health care providers to perform or refer for abortions and sterilizations."
This would seem to be a reasonable protection for those religious organizations and individuals who perform valuable services but who may object to some things that pass for "health" in today's society...namely, performing abortions.
Barack Obama had a predictable reaction. He said that the "proposal will raise new hurdles to women seeking reproductive health services, like abortion and some contraceptives." Obama aides stated that Obama would try to rescind the rule once he is in office.
Why is it that increasing abortions seems to be the Democrats' major goal despite all their protestations to the contrary? To read further on Obama's intentions regarding abortion, see the blog entry "Freedom of Choice Act" below.
Push for Radical Climate Change Measures
On a second note, in an action reminiscent of closing the barn door after the horses have bolted, Obama promises a big push for climate change legislation just as it is increasingly evident that global warming is not happening.
In a video address to Republicrat Arnold Schwarzenegger's climate change summit, Obama makes clear that he has fully imbibed the left's religious belief that humans are destroying the planet by man-made global warming and that drastic actions are required without delay.
According to Obama:
"Few challenges facing America -- and the world – are more urgent than combating climate change. The science is beyond dispute and the facts are clear. Sea levels are rising. Coastlines are shrinking. We’ve seen record drought, spreading famine, and storms that are growing stronger with each passing hurricane season. Climate change and our dependence on foreign oil, if left unaddressed, will continue to weaken our economy and threaten our national security."
It is hard to know where to begin with this. First of all, the science is not "beyond dispute" nor are the "facts" clear. The chorus of voices opposing the notion of man-made global warming is rising, especially in the arena of science. Politicians, a sure cause of global warming, have not caught on yet.
Despite Obama's apocalyptic language, his facts are wrong. The hottest decade of the 20th century was the 1930s, not the 1990s as the global warming cadre wish us to believe. Storms are not getting stronger and the increase in hurricane activity a few years ago was due to a natural cycle, as any hurricane expert can tell you.
There is a word for people who use dire language to stir up the public against imaginary evils that require actions that only they can provide. They are called demagogues. With the media acting as the thralls of Obama, it is clear that his mendacious statements will be never be called into question. This is especially true when the media, the supposed watchdogs of government, agree with his solutions, facts be damned.
America is entering into one of its most dangerous times in history. Never has so much power been granted to so many people who have so little sense of what it really means to be an American. Never has the media been so corrupt as to allow such gross deception to be foisted upon the American public with little or no accountability. Sadly, most of it is because the media themselves believe the lies.
May God shield us from our "saviors."
--Submitted by B. Bryant
Friday, November 14, 2008
Anyway, as the Democrats are about to take the reins of power and implement economically disastrous remedies for global warming, prominent scientists are now saying that global warming is not the problem that we should be concerned with but rather the onset of a new ice age.
A recent article, appearing in the British Daily Mail, referenced the work of two scientists whose findings were published in the prestigious science periodical Nature. These scientists are predicting a new ice age due to...get this...FALLING LEVELS OF GREENHOUSE GASES.
According to the Daily Mail:
British and Canadian experts warned the big freeze could bury the east of Britain in 6,000ft of ice. Most of Scotland, Northern Ireland and England could be covered in 3,000ft-thick ice fields. The expanses could reach 6,000ft from Aberdeen to Kent – towering above Ben Nevis, Britain’s tallest mountain.
The article continues...
And what's more, the experts blame the global change on falling - rather than climbing - levels of greenhouse gases.
Lead author Thomas Crowley from the University of Edinburgh and Canadian colleague William Hyde say that currently vilified greenhouse gases – such as carbon dioxide – could actually be the key to averting the chill.
First, bureaucratic inertia, the most powerful force in this country, is with the global warming crowd. They are too close to victory now and will not be stopped by something as pedestrian as actual scientific evidence. Perish that thought.
Second, this thing was never totally about science. Science, or the misinterpretation of it, was merely the justification. The actual goal of the left was greater government control over the lives of the populace. If it can be done by legislating socialism...great. If it must be done by judicial fiat...fine. If it must be done by cajoling the public into thinking that the world is ending and that drastic actions by the government are required (along with sacrifices on the part of the populace)...fine also.
For the Dems, the band will keep playing and the Obama legions will keep goosestepping along (Sorry for the mixed metaphor. Roman legions did not goosestep).
For the rest of us, as the Dems are conquering global warming that does not exist, get a good overcoat. It is going to be a long, cold winter.
--Submitted by B. Bryant
Thursday, November 13, 2008
How come we are just hearing about this now? I think we know.
One thing you can be sure of with Liberals. Whatever they say, you can assume that the opposite is true.
When they say that they care about the poor, check their tax returns.
When they say that they care about fairness in broadcasting, know that they want the exact opposite.
And when they say they want Freedom of Choice, the choice is option A or option A.
The Catholic Church is going to be forced to go to war. It's about time.
The Catholic Bishops are convening right now. They are considering the closure of every Catholic Hospital as a counter strike to the FOCA.
My question is...how come 47% of Catholics voted for the candidate who stated that his first act as President is to sign the Freedom of Choice Act? How come we didn't hear this from the pulpit? Are we afraid of taxes? Let's grow up ! They want war, let them come after our tax status.
Jesus didn't say "Teach them all that I have commanded you, unless you lose your tax exempt status" He didn't say that he would pit 'brother against brother' unless the tax rates are too high.
Catholics could select every President, Governor, Senator, Rep and Judge in this country if they had the will. Maybe Obama will wake up that will !!
Bring It !!
Submitted by D. B. Jackson
Sunday, November 9, 2008
For anyone who believes that Obama will govern from the middle OR that he will tackle the economy or poverty as JOB one, you haven't paid much attention to Obama - or to Pelosi and Reid.
Obama's chief of Staff, Rahm Emanual (an aggressive, caustic liberal) has already hinted that Obama believes he has a mandate for change and that he needs to quickly reverse the policies of George Bush. His first course of action are Executive Orders on:
1) Re-opening embryonic stem cell research AND
2) Reversing the natural gas exploration authorized by President Bush.
The Poor? The Economy? More like "The Liberal !!"
For any Catholics (and we know there are 47% of you out there that voted for Obama) who thought they elected a thoughtful, moderate leader...take heed. The Church is in for the worst four years it has seen in a long, long time.
And this is just the beginning.
I spoke to a McCain supporter this weekend. He said he was optimistic about the new president and hoped that he would be successful. Yikes !! The last thing I want is a successful President Obama (see 1. and 2. above).
Submitted by D. B. Jackson
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
No discussion of opportunity lost.
No discussion of what might have been.
The citizens of these United States of America, the greatest country in the history of humankind, has cast its lot. For the next two years, we will look to the Democratic Party to govern according to popular demand, and hope that they follow the path wished for by the vast majority of its citizens, rather than reacting to the extremes as demanded by the few fringe radicals that speak loudly.
And ensure that they govern according to the Constitution, not just their interpretation of it.
As a law-abiding, respectful citizen, I will support our leaders until they demonstrate that they no longer are worthy of such support. As an American, I will voice my dissatisfaction if and when our leaders take us down the wrong path.
But today, rather than focusing on the character and/or policy shortcomings of elected leaders; rather than falling into traps of name calling, vitriol, and class- and party-warfare...
It is time to focus on what will be.
It is time to focus on what shall come.
It is time to focus on what we will become.
"Thoughtless words can wound like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing."
D. B. Jackson and B Bryant, let the healing begin.
2010 and 2012 will, indeed, be remarkable years.
-- Submitted by R Wellesley
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
(and he'll take Federal Matching Funds and other lies)
Obama has assured us that those making under $250,000 will not see a tax increase. That was before he changed it to $200,000. Biden said $150,000 and Bill Richardson said $125,000. The elusive 'no tax' income level keeps dropping.
It reminded me of a funny scene from the Burt Reynolds' comedy, 'The End.' Burt Reynolds decided to kill himself by swimming so far out into the ocean, he would be too tired to return. After reaching this point, he decides that he wants to live. He promises God half of his income if God will help him make it back to the beach. As he nears the beach, the amount he is promising to God keeps dwindling. As he climbs onto the beach, he looks to heaven and says, "and I won't forget about that 5% that I promised you, Lord."
As Obama gets nearer to his historic victory - overconfident, no, downright cocky...he is already backing off his pledge for the $250,000 and below tax cut. He has to. He has no way to fund his socialist agenda except by taxing basically everyone who pays taxes today. He will do what Bill Clinton did when he backed away from his middle class tax hike and say "I didn't know things were as bad as they were."
In addition to the tax revenues, federal budget and social security being available to anyone as public information, every economist that has studied his plans say that it is unachievable without an across the board tax hike. He knows, just as he knows that he never intended to take public financing.
Which brings to mind another Burt Reynolds' movie...Bandit !!
Submitted by D. B. Jackson