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The NBA Supports Illegal Immigration….

Wednesday, 5. May 2010 7:00

We know America is in trouble when a bunch of NBA players- most of whom have never finished college- are trying to influence the immigration laws of this country.

Next thing you know, actors like Sean Penn will be telling us what a great guy Fidel Castro is, and Leonardo Di Caprio will become the new expert on global warming.

Hmmm…..

Yes folks, the players of the NBA, the same geniuses who need a yearly lecture on the use of condoms to prevent AIDS, have decided to take a stand against Arizona’s recently passed immigration bill. I would venture to guess that most of these guys have no idea what the bill even says.

In fact, I would wager money that the majority of these players couldn’t name the 3 branches of government nor tell us how a bill is passed.

The Phoenix Suns have decided “in a show of solidarity toward Latinos” to wear “Los Suns” jerseys on the Cinco de Mayo (May 5th for those of you who speak English). According to ESPN, the NBA players association (the players’ union) “released a statement criticizing Arizona’s immigration law and praising the Suns for the gesture.”

“We applaud the actions of Phoenix Suns players and management and join them in taking a stand against the misguided efforts of Arizona lawmakers,” the NBAPA said. “We are consulting with our members and our player leadership to determine the most effective way for our union to continue to voice our opposition to this legislation.”

Huh.

So the NBA players association wants to allow illegals to break the law? They want to see the kidnappings and drug dealings in Arizona continue? They want to perpetuate the policies which tie the hands of law enforcement?

Wow, what an upstanding organization.

Hey, I wonder if they’re aware that the drug cartels have now set down roots in over 20 U.S. cities.

The Phoenix Suns General Manager, Steve Kerr, was the brains behind wearing the jerseys. “What we’re focusing on is we want to celebrate the diversity that exists in our state and the diversity that exists in the NBA, make sure that people understand that we know what’s going on and we don’t agree with the law itself. This isn’t a huge political stand as much as it is just a celebration of diversity.”

Really Steve? Then why did you say that you “don’t agree with the law”?

Phoenix’s star center, Amare Stoudemire, said, “It’s going to be great to wear Los Suns to let the Latin community know that we’re behind them 100 percent.”

Amare went to six high schools before he finally graduated. Enough said.

Steve Nash, the Sun’s point guard, threw in his two cents: “I think the law is very misguided. I think it’s, unfortunately, to the detriment of our society and our civil liberties. I think it’s very important for us to stand up for things we believe in.”

Did I mention that Steve Nash is from Canada?

So we’re supposed to listen to a guy from Canada telling Americans about their civil liberties?

Do any of these men have a brain? The Arizona illegal immigration law has nothing to do with diversity or racism or season tickets or civil liberties for Americans. It has to do with illegal activity. Every person who walked across our border illegally has willingly broken the law, and should be held accountable.

Actions have consequences.

There’s a reason that 70% of Americans support this bill. You see, for those who bother to get informed, the new law simply reinforces existing law, giving law enforcement the power to question immigration status of those who are engaged in illegal activity. They do not have the power to stop someone on the street and “ask them for their papers” as has been spread by liberal news organizations. It simply gives them the power to do their job- and keep Americans safe.

I’m wondering when the Suns will wear the armbands to show solidarity toward the rancher who was killed by the illegal immigrant who crossed the border onto his land? When will they wear the show of support for the border officer who was recently killed by an illegal? When will they wear jerseys to stand up for those in Phoenix who are kidnapped by drug cartels or those who are killed everyday in traffic accidents by illegals who are driving without a license?

When will the Players’ Union support the legal citizens who buy tickets and support their team?

Oh, this isn’t exclusive to basketball. Rev. Jesse Jackson is calling for major league baseball to move next year’s All-Star Game from Phoenix because he doesn’t like the new law. Other liberal cities and organizations are telling folks to boycott the Arizona Diamondback baseball games when they come to their town.

Explain to me how boycotting a baseball game is going to keep Americans safe.

And since when do national sports teams think that they have a right to influence state law, especially one that is supported by 70% of the people?

…Many of whom are their season ticket holders.

If the NBA was smart, they wouldn’t join in with the communist organizations who have organized revolutionary protests nor would they speak out against their government’s attempt to keep them safe. Their fan base is down and many of their teams are currently losing money. Instead of getting politically involved they would simply hand down four words of advice from the front office to the coaches and players around the league.

Shut up and play.

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Surfing for Porn on the Taxpayers’ Dime

Wednesday, 28. April 2010 7:24

When the employees of the SEC- the Security and Exchange Commission- were caught surfing the net for porn, the excuses started flying.

“I couldn’t help myself.”

“I started by looking at people in swimsuits, and then clicked on links that had porn without thinking.”

“It’s something I guess I felt the need to do it, you know, it wasn’t like I intentionally wanted to go out and violate the rule per se,”

In other words, it wasn’t their fault.

Gosh, the world we live in today, the one without blame, without accountability, without a conscience is such a moral place, isn’t it?

In today’s world, Tiger Woods is a victim, a man who has a sexual addiction because he gained money and fame much too quickly. Britney Spears is a victim for the same reason. She can’t be held accountable when she forgets to wear panties while she’s driving under the influence. She shouldn’t be punished for driving without a license with her 2 year old on her lap.

It’s not the children of these celebrities who are victims. That would mean we’d have to cast blame on Tiger and Britney, something we refuse to do in our PC culture.

That would mean we were making moral judgments, something poo-pooed by the Left.

You see, there is no morality on the Left. Everything is excused and accepted.

The SEC workers are victims, too. They spent countless hours, earning paychecks from us, the taxpayer, to sit at their desks and look at porn. What is being done about this indiscretion? Well, in the rational world of private business, they would be fired. But these are government jobs, and as we all know, it is difficult to be fired from a government job.

According to the Washington Times, these “pornography cases surfaced last week in a memo from the SEC’s inspector general to Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican. The new memo contained information on a total 33 porn-related investigations over the past five years, most of them during the financial meltdown and 17 involving senior SEC employees earning as much as $222,000 per year.

Did they lose their jobs and their lucrative salaries?

The SEC inspector says that “each of the offending employees has been disciplined or is in the process of being disciplined. The SEC also has “further increased penalties” for those caught looking at porn at work.”

What kind of stern discipline are we talking about?

One SEC employee who attempted to look up pornography more than 400 times received a three-day suspension. Another employee who looked up porn 271 times received a one-day suspension, records show.

Are you kidding me?

These employees received a 3 day vacation for looking up porn 400 times at work?

And we are expected to pay their $220,000 salaries? Anyone else outraged?

This is the wacky world we live in, folks. There’s no accountability, no moral fiber left in our society, especially when it comes to those who work for the government at all levels.

The top levels, too.

Hey, Tim Geithner, our Secretary of the Treasury, didn’t want to pay his taxes. Big deal. Barney Frank had a prostitution ring in his basement. Who cares? Chris Dodd was taking “sweetheart” loans from banks. No problem. Eric Holder won’t do his job and prosecute the Black Panthers. Give him a pass. Barack Obama wants to collapse our economy and make this a one-world government…..

Are we surprised that those at the top don’t feel a little porn surfing is a big deal? Hey, boys will be boys, after all.

Besides, we can’t actually FIRE people in government, unless, of course, they are white, conservative males. I mean, can you imagine if some of these porn surfers were gay or black or transsexual or disabled or some other protected classification? They would claim “civil rights” and the lawyers would rush to Washington to defend these poor souls and their “addictions.”

And so it goes. As accountability and consequences for our actions become a thing of the past, the moral fiber of our society goes down the tubes. Our children are the product of what they have been taught, and in this modern society, they have been taught by our government-run schools that everything, every action, every person is equal. There is no “right or wrong”, only “clarification.” They have been taught that using the “victim” card or the “race” card or the “I’ll sue” card will get them out of any situation.

They have been taught that if you get a government job and sit at your computer, surfing porn for a living, you will get a three day vacation.

Oh, and a nice, big salary.

What are we doing, folks? It’s one thing for our society to turn a blind eye to a REAL victim such as a person who served in the war and has lasting psychological effects. It’s a completely different thing for us to treat the entire population as a group of “helpless victims” who can’t seem to stop themselves from anything.

Unless, of course, your name is Sarah Palin. The Left believes that she should be held accountable for every single word she utters and every single action she makes, including the actions of her daughter, her daughter’s boyfriend, and her daughter’s boyfriend’s mother.

For “heathens” like Sarah, liberals believe judgment is necessary. It’s just not necessary for Barney, Tim, Barack, Chris, and the porn surfers at the SEC.

None of it makes sense, does it….?

Nope.

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Who’s Listening to the People?

Tuesday, 27. April 2010 7:42

“Government by the People” seems to be an old-fashioned concept.

Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi much prefer a dictatorship. It’s less complicated to tell people what they think rather than having a dialogue.

Besides, “the people’s” desires are overrated.

Arizona just passed a new immigration bill, one that is supported by 70% of Arizona legal citizens (and opposed by only 23%). These people are tired of the kidnappings, the murders, the crime, and the expense that illegal immigrants have caused them. The taxpayers are tired of paying for services which are given freely to those who are not legal citizens. Passing a bill to resolve these issues by enforcing the law sounds like a good thing, right?

Not according to Chairman Obama. He gave a speech a few days ago in which he called the Arizona bill “misguided.” He intends to try to usurp the Arizona bill with his own, federal legislation. The president said he had instructed his administration “to closely monitor the situation” in Arizona and “examine the civil rights and other implications” of the Arizona legislation.

“If we continue to fail to act at a federal level, we will continue to see misguided efforts opening up around the country,” Obama said.

Yippee. Another liberal piece of legislation is about to come down the pike.

Let’s throw a party.

The Arizona bill simply allows the state to enforce the current law. It demands that law enforcement do their job, even allowing citizens to sue local communities if their police are not actively pursuing known illegal immigrants. It asks that immigrants carry a form of documentation, thereby allowing the police to identify those who are here illegally.

This has been called a “civil rights violation” by liberals.

Really.

My son has his driver’s permit. He is required to have his permit with him whenever he drives. It’s the law.

Would you call that a violation of his civil rights? Is he being “profiled” because of his age?

You can bet that when Obama/Reid/Pelosi draft an immigration bill, it will look NOTHING like the current Arizona bill. It will NOT rid the country of sanctuary cities, it will NOT charge anyone in this country illegally with a crime. It will not forbid illegals from coming into the state for “day jobs.” The intent of their law will be to give amnesty to a number of these illegals, without first sealing our borders, which, of course, will perpetuate the problem.

Like ants to a picnic, the illegals will continue to flock to the state.

What we seem to be telling Arizona and other border states is that they are not allowed to protect themselves. We are forcing their citizens to not only fight the illegals, they’ll also be forced to fight their own federal government.

Interesting, isn’t it, that our government would give more power to folks here illegally than to the 70% of people who want to defend their American rights. Interesting that Barack Obama would be on the side of those who are breaking the law.

Don’t kid yourselves, this Obama government is no longer run “by the people” or “for the people.”

You see, the people no longer matter.

The health care bill was similar, wasn’t it? Poll after poll showed that 85% of people were happy with their current health care and approximately 60% didn’t want the health care bill to pass.

Congress didn’t care.

Obama didn’t care.

The dictators knew better than the people.

Hmmm…reminds me of those totalitarian countries, like North Korea and Venezuela. Their dictators don’t listen to the people, either.

Polls in Minnesota state that there is 80% support for a Photo ID to be used to vote. This would prevent some of the election fraud which we are seeing in this state.

Al Franken didn’t get elected all by himself, you know….

Liberal legislators won’t allow this issue to even come to a vote. They claim that it is a violation of civil rights to ask someone to identify themselves, although the Supreme Court just ruled that Indiana CAN require an ID for their citizens to vote.

Hey, you mean that the highest court found that it ISN’T a violation of civil rights? Does Minnesota know?

Minnesota liberals choose not to know.

It’s hard enough for these liberals to fight 80% of the public and common sense; they certainly don’t want to fight the Supreme Court, too.

Other federal laws and regulations have come down the pike recently; most of which are not supported by the majority of Americans. Most of us didn’t want Obama to bail out banks, buy up car companies, regulate salaries, or take over the student loan industry.

Obama turned a deaf ear to all of us.

We’d better face it, folks, we no longer live in a representative form of government. “The People” have been replaced by the socialist dictators, those who have no intentions of listening to our wants and needs. In fact, it almost feels as though this administration is actively fighting against us, doesn’t it?

Anyone who doesn’t vote these bums out in November is asking for trouble.

Big trouble.

With a capital “B”.

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The Radicals Always Rise to the Top

Friday, 23. April 2010 7:38

Bill Ayers. You gotta love him.

Not only was Ayers the founder of the Weather Underground, a violent, revolutionary 60′s group based on the principles of Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx, he’s a man who obviously believes in the value of free speech- oh, not for you and I- for himself and his radical contemporaries. Bill now laughs when he reminisces about the “Good Old Days”, the days when he tried to blow up the Pentagon and the Capitol, the days where he and his wife planted a bomb that killed a police officer in San Francisco.

Gosh, sounds like fun.

Ayers and his revolutionary group included Phd professors from East-coast universities, individuals who would sit for hours and discuss things like the violent “takeover” of America and what to do with the millions of folks who “would have to be eliminated” if they didn’t peacefully go along with their plan.

How do we know?

Well, Larry Granthowl, the only man to infiltrate this radical group, has shared a scary story about the severity of intentions of the Weathermen toward our country. This was NOT a simple group of 60′s protesters; this was a group that fully believed that “the ends justified the means”- and killing Americans to achieve their goal of a revolution was a necessary evil.

The Weathermen have denied Granthowl’s accusations, claiming they were just a group of peaceful protesters of the Vietnam war.

Of course they were.

Many of Granthowl’s facts can be backed up in Ayers’ own words from his 2001 memoir called “Fugitive Days.” In one excerpt, Ayers describes the day that he and his cohorts bombed the Pentagon: “The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.”

Nice they had good, bombing weather.

He’s also talked longingly about the organization’s ideology: “Kill all the rich people. Break up their cars and apartments. Bring the revolution home, Kill your parents.”

This man is now teaching our children at Chicago University.

This now qualifies as “quality education.”

Ayers was not only photographed stepping on the American flag after 9/11, he boasted in the coordinating New York Times article, “What a country. It makes me want to puke.”

Obviously, at age 56, Ayers had not outgrown his hatred for our country.

We used to call individuals like Bill Ayers “radicals”; now we refer to them by their Administrative titles : The Green Jobs Czar, the Science Czar, the Safe School Czar, and “Mr. President.”

Yes, that’s right folks. The radicals of the 60′s, the same ones who hated everything about America, are now running our country.

Ayers had a partner in crime when he founded the Weathermen, a man by the name of Jeff Jones. Together, these men penned a book in 1974 called Prairie Fire , inspired by mass murderer Mao Zedong who once said, “a single spark can set a prairie fire.” The book was dedicated to Sirhan, Sirhan, the man who assassinated RFK. After the bombings, Ayers and Jones were on the run from the government for four years, yet were basically given a slap on the wrist when they were finally arrested.

Hmmm…..

Ayers naturally became a college professor, a place where he could continue to blow things up- he now blows up the minds of young students everyday. But where is Jeff Jones? What has Mr. Jones done with his life?

Well, look no further than NY and an organization who advises Governor Patterson to find the answer. Jeff Jones is the head of the Apollo Alliance in New York, an organization which has its roots in communist thought…

Here’s the scoop: Remember Van Jones, the Green Jobs Czar, an admitted communist who left his position when it was discovered that he was a 9/11 “Truther”? It seems that Van has quite a history with radical revolutionary organizations. He was the founder of RAW, a group of protesters against the Persian Gulf War. He founded STORM, a group who protested for revolution, and The Ella Baker Foundation, a communist group that supported and protested on behalf of cop killers.

No kidding.

Here’s the scary part. The Ella Baker Foundation eventually dissipated and reformed under a new name: The Apollo Alliance.

Why is this important? Well, a little-known fact is that the Apollo Alliance is the organization that helped to write the Stimulus Bill.

A radical, communist organization that had it’s roots on the streets protesting for cop-killers and against our government is now writing policy for our country.

Jeff Jones, the Weathermen founder and bomber of the Capitol building, is now in charge of the Apollo Alliance in New York and is responsible for deciding who gets stimulus dollars in that state.

It makes your head spin.

Only in America could two men who bombed over 19 government buildings achieve the status whereby they are writing government policy and teaching our kids. Only in America could a group of violent 60′s revolutionaries make their way into the White House.

The President, a man with the same radical ideology of those who he’s hand-picked to be his advisers, is an individual who is on a mission. He has a limited number of years to accomplish the dreams that Ayers and Jones set out to accomplish years ago.

He’s well on his way, isn’t he? We shake our heads at his policies, wondering what he is doing….

We know exactly what he is doing.

He’s finishing the job that the Weathermen started…..”the bastards are finally going to get what they deserve.”

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Helping Unemployed Liberals

Tuesday, 20. April 2010 7:33

Since it has now been determined by a Federal court judge that we can no longer celebrate the National Day of Prayer, I was brainstorming about what we could celebrate in its place.

And then it came to me.

Let’s create a new day called “Take your Unemployed, Liberal Friend to Work Day.”

This is a day that everyone could get behind, atheists and religious alike. It would be beneficial to society, allowing the non-productive to have a “day in the life” of someone who’s productive. It would allow those who are unsuccessful to understand how the “filthy rich”- those who work for a living- feel for a day.

It makes me smile just thinking about it.

You see, when “Take Your Daughter to Work Day” first began, it was an attempt to allow young girls the opportunity to watch their parents at work, to show them a good example of work ethic, and boost their confidence. It also helped them to dream- to dream of what they wanted to do with their lives and what they wanted to be when they grew up.

Some urban kids were forced to sit home and watch TV with their mommas on that day, even during the years of 5% unemployment. They may have experienced a “teachable moment” if the welfare check came in the mail, or if their momma went to the grocery store and bought something yummy with government food stamps.

This feminist program was eventually found “discriminatory” because boys were not included, so it morphed into another day: “Take Your CHILD to Work Day.”

Whew. Things were finally equal, just the way liberals like.

What I’m proposing is another evolution of this concept. You see, many unemployed, liberals have never really grown up, never had a job, therefore, they still have many characteristics of children. Our new health care bill allows “Junior” to stay on his parents’ health care until his 27th birthday.

Thank God we now have a firm definition of when it’s time to untie the apron strings.

Hey, wait a minute…if your 26 year old has 4 out of wedlock kids he must support, can they also stay on momma’s insurance? Nancy Pelosi didn’t make that very clear, did she?

“Take Your Unemployed Liberal Friend to Work Day” could actually teach some of these twenty-somethings what “work” looks like. There could be a morning lesson for our friends called, “Writing a check TO the government instead of cashing a check FROM the government.” It might take a few hours to teach them how to “give” instead of “receive”, but it’s time well-spent. You could save them the emotional distress that they will feel someday if they employed and are expected to contribute to things like first class air fare for our elected officials or a bridge to nowhere.

Lesson #2 could be: “Setting your alarm clock.” This would help the non-worker understand that if they ever get a job, getting to their new place of work on time is important. Lesson #3, “What to wear to work” could quickly follow, since a sideways hat won’t cut it. Expect to spend a few extra minutes explaining why most employers don’t want to see your butt crack or your underwear.

Oh, the unemployed liberals will be tired after a long, tedious day of productivity, but they will rapidly recover as their unemployment benefits are extended month after month by Congress, the folks who haven’t paid attention to our budget deficit in years. If they did, they would see that our children, the same ones who are sitting in school everyday, are going to be paying for the extension of benefits for years to come.

In fact, the kids who go to college are fools. Why do we go to college? To get a better job, right? To become more successful, right? To have a better life…..right?

Not so fast. With the liberal intent to continue to tax those who are successful to the max, there will soon be a day where it will not be worth the extra work, the extra stress, and the extra time needed to get to “the top.” You see, getting to the top will mean that Uncle Sam sees you as a source of wealth. Proud mothers used to brag about their sons and daughters who became doctors. Now, success comes at a price.

A price to the government.

How dare you financially profit from your own, hard work. How dare you profit from years of education. How dare you balk at sharing your wealth with those who are drug dealers, illegal immigrants, lazy coach potatoes, or those who “would find a job if I had to” but choose to stay on unemployment for a little longer.

The Left would have you believe that all of those who are unproductive are disabled, old, or homeless.

Not so. Most of those who are unemployed have 2 strong legs, a strong mind, and an ulterior motive- it’s called “getting something for free.”

“Take your Unemployed, Liberal Friend to Work Day” is clearly the answer.

The only other answer would be to pray for these folks.

A federal judge just took that privilege away from us.

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It’s a Crazy Obama World

Tuesday, 13. April 2010 7:50

Before his election, Barack Obama was going to be the “Savior”, not only for our country, but for the entire world.

How quickly things change.

If the mainstream media had only done their job, folks all over the world would have understood how Obama’s election would affect all of us. They would have been enlightened to the fact that “change” can cut 2 ways, and “hope” dissipates when freedom is destroyed this quickly. They would have known that in Obama’s case, the “apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”, especially when the “apple” is raised by radical, Muslim parents who believed that our country should apologize to the world for creating wealth and defending democracy throughout the world.

Since we weren’t informed before the election, most of us can plead ignorance. The new challenge for Americans has now become one of self-preservation.

Can we stop this Obama train wreck which is rapidly coming down our tracks of democracy before it destroys the principles that our country was founded upon?

Can we stop Obama from destroying every positive relationship that we have with foreign leaders throughout the world?

I’m honestly not sure that we can.

It is being reported in the EU Times Online that Nicolaus Sarkozy, the President of France, stated, ” President Barack Obama is “a dangerous[ly] aliéné”, which translates into Obama being a “mad lunatic”, or in the American vernacular, “insane”.”

“Sarkozy was “appalled” at Obama’s “vision” of what the World should be under his “guidance” and “amazed” at the American Presidents unwillingness to listen to either “reason” or “logic”. Sarkozy’s meeting where these impressions of Obama were formed took place nearly a fortnight ago at the White House in Washington D.C., and upon his leaving he “scolded” Obama and the US for not listening closely enough to what the rest of the World has to say.”

That’s our President- the guy that seems to think he knows it all. Why listen to the likes of Britain’s Gordon Brown, Sarkozy, or Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel when you already have all of the answers? Sadly, Barack doesn’t only close his ears to their suggestions and knowledge, he treats them so disrespectfully that it’s an outright embarrassment to our country.

Obama has turned his back on each of these men. When Gordon Brown came to the U.S. for a visit, Obama refused to meet with him, although he DID allow a pathetic photo session. When Obama visited France, he dissed Sarkozy and his wife’s invitation for dinner, saying that he wanted to spend the evening with Michelle and the kids. This is not the decorum which is expected of the President of the United States. Obama has like-wise treated Netanyahu as a second-class citizen, going so far as to order the leader of Israel to stop building in his own country.

I always wondered what these fine men privately thought of our new President.

Now we know. At least we know what Sarkozy thinks of him- he thinks Obama is CRAZY!! Literally crazy.

We’ve known that for months now.

Coincidentally, Obama was classified by Dr. Sam Vaknin, the leading world expert on narcissism, as either being a narcissist or actually having Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD). It’s strange because that’s the personality disorder that some of his totalitarian brethren, like Hitler and Khomeni were diagnosed with when they feverishly controlled the population in their own countries.

I have a feeling that we’d find a similar diagnosis in Ahmadinejad, Chavez, and Castro.

The clinical definition of narcissism describes it as a personality disorder that “revolves around a pattern of grandiosity, need for admiration, and sense of entitlement. Often individuals feel overly important and will exaggerate achievements and will accept, and often demand, praise and admiration despite worthy achievements.” .

Hmmm….grandiosity, arrogance, needing admiration….. sound familiar?

The effect this has had on Obama’s relationship with foreign leaders cannot be denied. Obama treats our powerful allies as if they are mere minions, not worthy of his time. The only world leaders he seems to have a relationship with are those who believe in totalitarian rule. Obama has disgraced our country by bowing to leader after leader- yet only those that he strategically chooses- certainly not to our strong allies. His latest bow was to Chinese President Hu Jintao, a man who literally holds our economy and our dollar in his hands.

We assumed the first bow was a “rookie” mistake. Now we know that isn’t the case.

Netanyahu, a man I’ve often admired for his strength and determination, seems furious with Obama. He’s canceled his trip to the U.S. this week for a nuclear summit, one that will be attended by leaders from countries throughout the world. Who can blame him? This comes on the heels of an announcement that Obama will be selling our weapons parts to many Arab countries, including Hezbollah in Lebanon, but not to Israel- strengthening those countries who oppose Israel’s democracy.

You have to wonder why….

There are three possible reasons for Obama’s arrogant behavior: He’s either a narcissist, as Dr. Vaknin has stated, he’s crazy, like Sarkozy has predicted, or our president is evil, something so scary that it’s difficult to comprehend.

Yet, watching this man destroy our country despite pleas from both sides of the aisle, makes a person wonder…….

Even people like Sarkozy, Brown, Netanyahu are beginning to see that something isn’t right.

Let’s hope that these allied leaders will actively help us during election time. You see, if America falls, Europe falls. We are their stability. We are the “back-up” for their military. We are the country who keeps these countries afloat.

Obama must scare them as much as he scares us.

If not more.

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Another Fight is Around the Corner

Monday, 12. April 2010 7:28

Since 2008, our Congress has voted to allocate $1.05 Billion to Mexico in an effort to help them fight their drug cartel problem.

Huh.

This $1.05 Billion isn’t being used to finish building the border fence. It’s not being used to increase the security along our borders or to increase the man power of our border sheriffs.

It seems we don’t want programs that make illegal immigrants feel unwanted in our country. You see, a fence is a symbol of rejection- not nearly as neighborly as a “Welcome” sign. Putting armed National Guard members on our border would make illegals feel as though they were entering a country with laws and morals, especially if these guards were allowed to actually use their guns.

We can’t have that.

When we allow the foxes to run the henhouse, we end up with a world of happy foxes.

Right now, illegal immigration advocates are a happy bunch. Drug cartel leaders are a happy bunch. Janet Napolitano, Barack Obama, and Rahm Emanuel are a happy bunch.

The American people, especially those in border states and who are affected by these policies, are not so happy. These drug cartels are not keeping their little drug business in their own country. They are infiltrating OUR country, and affecting people in OUR states and OUR cities. Phoenix, Arizona, once a hot-spot for seniors and vacationers, has been named the “kidnapping capital of the United States”. The Washington Times reports that Phoenix has had more incidents than any other city in the world outside of Mexico City with over 370 cases in 2008.

What’s especially nice is that these drug cartels are beginning to learn some techniques of killing and intimidation from our friends at Al Qaeda.

That’s right, folks, Mexico has seen a rash of beheadings in their country which began, coincidentally, around the same time as the gruesome beheading of journalist, Daniel Pearl. Oh, and these cartel thugs are also chopping off the hands and legs of family members when a victim doesn’t pay-up quickly enough. These acts have become the “signature crime” of the cartels, a symbol that is meant to intimidate.

So this is all happening deep in the heart of Mexico, right?

Actually, no. While the violence seems to be everywhere, it’s escalating in the border cities, those close to the United States. In fact, these cartels are coming into our country and recruiting American border gang members because U.S. citizens have an easier time smuggling guns and drugs across the border freely without any recourse.

It has been reported that these drug cartels have now established footholds into over 200 American cities and that many of the drugs illegally consumed by American druggies are now being produced or grown here in the U.S. by cartel-controlled operations.

Lovely.

WWOD? What would Obama do?

Well, first off, he and Janet Napolitano would prosecute Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Arizona for his “tough love” approach to his illegal prisoners. Drug cartel members and other law-breaking illegals should not be rounded up and forced to wear pink socks- or be required to pedal an exercise bike in order to watch TV.

That’s just plain mean. They would strip this man of his badge.

Then, Obama would discourage us from building the border fence. You see, we have massive unemployment in this country, yet somehow, we can’t seem to find the incentive to finish that fence, the one our government promised would protect us and keep illegals at bay.

After our border was opened and we laid down “Welcome” signs for everyone, Obama would give these newcomers amnesty!! He’d be the talk of Mexico if he invited all of their countrymen, including their drug cartel members to come to the United States, a country that can provide them with education, welfare, and free health care!!

With Obama’s help, North America can become one, great, global country. We’ll hang 2 flags, speak 2 languages, and TOGETHER, Mexico and the United States can fight these drug cartels. It will be such a warm, fuzzy place to live, won’t it?

Won’t it?

I just love it when we can spread the wealth, not only amongst Americans, but with other countries, as well. It makes a successful person feel so good to get up and bust their butt every morning at work, knowing that their hard work will help gang members and drug cartels receive free health care and food stamps.

We don’t want those guys to get sick or starve.

It’s difficult to behead or kidnap someone on an empty stomach.

As amnesty proposals begin to circulate around Congress, and I guarantee they will, we need to remember that protecting our country is one of the only official “jobs” of the President of the United States. He isn’t supposed to buy car companies or run banks. He’s supposed to keep us safe.

Until we have a filter and a plan that allows us to control who enters our country, the President is NOT DOING HIS JOB.

Are you up for another fight? Are you ready to stop this progressive Congress from shoving drug cartels and illegals down your throat? Are you willing to stop this Obama machine from opening up our borders and spreading our wealth with them?

Do we have a choice?

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It’s All About Me.

Friday, 9. April 2010 6:53

There’s a common theme present when you talk to average Americans on the street about the policies of the current, Obama administration.

Most folks tend to agree or disagree with the Stimulus Bill, the Health Care Bill, tax increases, and basic government policies depending on one factor: How does it affect ME?

I believe in some psychological circles, this is known as Narcissism.

No longer do we worry about whether or not these Washington policies are best for our country. No longer do we weigh the ramifications of these laws against the freedoms that might be lost. No longer do we use the Constitution as a measuring stick.

No, it’s all about “Me.”

Instead of understanding that this health care bill will set a precedence which will now give Congress the right to dictate that Americans have to purchase other goods and services, most people are saying to themselves, “It’s OK as long as they don’t take away my Medicare, ” or “I’ll be fine because I have a good health care plan.”

Instead of being concerned that the government is now taking over the student loan program, forcing layoffs in banks and increasing government control, students are saying, “I don’t care where I get my loan from as long as I get a loan.”

Instead of looking at the government takeover of two auto companies as a slippery slide into massive government control, most people were just happy that they were able to exchange their “clunker” for a better car.

Me, me, me…..

It’s taken awhile, but what we’re seeing is that more and more people are beginning to be affected by Obama’s leftist policies. More people have lost a job and are not able to find a new one, despite the fact that Obama is “creating and saving” jobs by the millions. More small businesses are seeing the ramifications of impending tax increases and insurance mandates, along with a slowing economy which has hurt demand. Parents are seeing their children come home from school with notes in their backpacks which either strip their kids of Christmas and Halloween, or promote a warped sex agenda in the name of “tolerance.”

When it begins to “hit home”, we tend to wake up.

When we hear that our electricity bills will “necessarily skyrocket” because of a manufactured global warming scare, we tend to say, “Hmmm..”. When we go to the grocery store and see that the price of produce has also “skyrocketed” because we’re paying farmers to grow corn to be used for ethanol, we’re not happy. We’re even less happy when we open up the newspaper and see that ethanol is NOT the answer to our energy woes, in fact, it costs more to produce than oil. When we see the cost of the new mandated light bulbs and hear that they contain mercury, red flags begin to appear.

Something ain’t right.

I’ve always believed it’s best to “trust your gut.” Most of us have a moral compass inside that tells us when something doesn’t “feel” quite right. When this compass is pointing South, and Obama is telling us that we’re going North, we get a queasy feeling… we know something is wrong.

Our compasses have been off-kilter for over a year, now.

The “Me” people aren’t able to see it.

Our Founders realize how easy it is for ordinary people to succumb to big government control. When the government is constantly handing you “something for free”, it’s hard to turn it away, especially if you are in need. But the Founders also realized that when folks rely on the “free” handouts to live, they lose something precious in the process.

That “something” is freedom. That “something” is common sense. That “something” is personal responsibility.

You know what else? Folks in this country are so busy taking care of “Me” that they have lost the concept of taking care of the next generation.

Parents don’t save for their kids’ college education- that’s what we have the government for!! Americans aren’t leaving a bank account for their children when they die- the government can take care of them!! Mothers don’t need to make their children breakfast in the morning- there’s the free breakfast program at school!!

We’ve lost something else, too: Pride. There used to be a day where a father would work 2 jobs rather than collect a dime from the government. No one wanted to be on food stamps or welfare; those programs were for lazy people. Now we give food stamps to college kids, getting them comfortable with the idea of government entitlements at a young age. This is an easy way to change perception.

We’re at a tipping point, folks. We’ve got a couple of years to right the ship or our liberty is going down. The way to begin is for Americans to stop looking at what’s best for themselves and to begin looking at what’s best for the country. We need to remember why this country was founded and we need to start to appreciate the principles that it was founded upon.

We need to understand that limited government means less ‘freebies’ for us, but more freedom for our children.

Freebies. Freedom.

Hmmm….if you were a child, which would you rather have someone leave you?

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A Doctor Takes a Stand.

Thursday, 8. April 2010 7:42

Little by little, it’s happening.

Billboards are appearing, warning of a rash of government control. Tea Partiers are finding their voices, frustrated that they’ve been ignored in Washington. Ordinary citizens are beginning to grumble, storming the offices of elected officials, demanding to be heard.

Individuals have had enough.

A Florida urologist named Dr. Jack Cassell posted a sign on his office door last week which has caused the mainstream media to hyperventilate. The sign reads: “If you voted for Obama … seek urologic care elsewhere. Changes to your health care begin right now, not in four years.”

I’m smiling from ear to ear.

Cassell, a registered Republican, said he’s perfectly happy to lose business over the sign. “I’m not turning anybody away, that would be unethical,” he told local newspaper. “But if they read the sign and turn the other way, so be it.”

Now I’m applauding.

Liberals throughout the land are shocked. How could this doctor publicly state what’s on his mind? How could he post a note that tells the world how he feels about the ramifications of the last election? This is unfair; it’s downright discriminatory; it’s unheard of!!!

It’s called political free speech, people, and it’s about time that someone like this doctor puts his foot down and exercises his right to it. You see, this is exactly the free speech that sets the United States apart from a place like Venezuela, where jail time is the norm for those who criticize Chavez.

Dr. Cassell is NOT telling folks that he won’t treat them if they voted for Obama, simply that he’d rather not. He is letting his patients know that he’s had enough of this thing called government control and he’s taking a stand.

Congress took a stand a couple of weeks ago, too, one that had about 60% of the country in an uproar. They decided to turn their backs on the wishes of the American public, the same folks who pay their salaries, and voted to affirm this health care bill.

After the vote, instead of quietly leaving the halls of Congress, respectful of the fact that folks were angry with their actions, Nancy Pelosi and her cohorts marched down the streets of Washington, strutting their power and rubbing their health care bill into the noses of nearby Tea Party members.

They were like a group of bullies who won the neighborhood baseball game by cheating and then ran through the streets swinging their first place trophies in the air.

No one likes a bully.

It was the first time in my adult life that I realized we may have lost the notion of “government by the people.”

The question of the actions of Dr. Cassell becomes one of ethics: Is it moral for a doctor to exercise his right to free speech?

Well, the last time I looked, political free speech was given to every American citizen, even urologists.

One of the Mayo Clinics in Arizona has decided not to take Medicare patients anymore. These patients are forced to find another facility or pay out-of-pocket for services at Mayo. Is this ethical? I’m not sure, but I believe that we still live in America, and although we’re facing an impending loss of freedom. we are presently a capitalist society which needs profits to run companies, including hospitals. If Mayo is losing money because of Medicare, then they have no choice but to either cut Medicare patients or cut quality of care to everyone.

They chose to continue giving quality care. Good for them.

Dr. Cassell is choosing quality, too. He feels that he is a better doctor to those who want to see his medical business thrive. It’s actually a win-win situation for a socialist patient to find a doctor who believes in long lines and government health panels- I’m sure Dr. Cassell would be more than happy to give the patient a referral.

Rep. Alan Grayson from Florida, a congressman who voted for this Health Care bill, is OUTRAGED that the good doctor is exercising his free speech and is calling for Cassell’s license to be revoked. This is the same representative who used his free speech when he stood on the floor of Congress and announced that the Republicans’ answer to health care is to “Die Quickly.”

Decorum is no longer mandatory in Washington. Neither is the the truth.

Are we in Cuba? Is it possible for our government to revoke a physician’s license for criticizing a President or a bill?

If so, people who still have the “Buck Fush” bumper stickers will be looking at a hefty fine… Especially if they are doctors.

If liberals want to get mad at anyone, they need to get angry with Congress, not with Dr. Cassell. It is Congress that has completely shut their ears to those of us who didn’t vote for the Messiah. Heck, they’re even shutting their ears to some folks who did support him in the last election.

Had Nancy Pelosi listened to Dr. Cassell and the 60% of citizens like him, this physician wouldn’t have to put signs on his door.

You see, Dr. Cassell wants freedom for all of us more than he wants patients.

I, for one, applaud him.

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It Just Doesn’t Make Sense…..or Does It?

Tuesday, 6. April 2010 7:13

I was walking through a local Target store this past December when I overheard a conversation between 2 sane looking men. They were talking about the economy, about job losses, when one looked at the other and said, “I think the worst is over. Things should get better soon.”

Suckers.

Anyone who believes things are looking up has been watching too much of Katie Couric, Keith Olbermann, or Barack Obama. They certainly aren’t listening to our Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, who recently reiterated what most of us already know: Unemployment levels will stay “unacceptably high” for some time. You see, according to those in the Obama administration, “George Bush really screwed up this economy and Obama is trying his darndest to fix the mess.”

Barack just wants us all to be happy and employed. Really.

I’m not an apologist for George Bush, but could we all at least admit that its time for Barack and his staff to put on their “big boy” undies and stop blaming the entire economy on Bush? Could we start holding Barack accountable for the policies that HE, and he alone, put into place- those which George Bush had NOTHING to do with?

And could we ask Barack to also admit that as a Senator, he voted IN FAVOR of the Bush policies that helped to get us here?

The blood of the Health Care bill is on the hands of EVERY member of Congress who voted for it, not just on the hands of our mighty leader. The same goes for all pieces of legislation.

Let’s start with TARP- the Troubled Assets Relief Program, also known as the Bank Bailout. This was passed under Bush and his Treasury Secretary at the time, Hank Paulsen. It was voted on by members of Congress, including John McCain and Barack Obama, both of whom felt it was necessary to keep the economy from collapsing.

If Barack didn’t think that TARP was a good program, why did he vote affirmatively? Why didn’t he stand tall against it?

Then there was the Stimulus Bill, the one which was going to “create or save” millions of jobs. This one was rushed through Congress without so much as a glance- Americans were told that our lives would be oh-so much better if we would just “invest” $787 Billion into this economy.

It hasn’t happened. In fact, things got worse, just as the SANE economists had predicted.

Maybe we should start to listen to those guys…..

Then Barack bought out a couple of auto industries and even brought us the “Cash for Clunkers” program, both of which stole money from taxpayers. The auto unions made out like bandits as they were given cash ahead of investors who were promised cash back first. The Clunker program cost the taxpayer upwards of $24,000 for each car that was destroyed. Honestly.

The Health Care Bill is still a fresh wound for many of us. This bill showed the true colors of the democratic party, you know, the “party of the people”, as they like to call themselves. The problem is that these democrats refused to listen to the people, listening instead to bribes, threats, and internal pressure.

We now know that money, indeed, can talk.

The jobless rate continues to climb month after month. Oh, the unemployment rate had remained stable at 9.7%, but that’s because more and more people have simply given up. What few jobs have been gained have mostly been in the government sector, meaning that you and I are financing them with our tax dollars. Over 16,000 new jobs will open up in the IRS, alone, so that Obama will be sure to collect every tax dollar possible for his new Health Care plan.

I wonder if they’ll finally go after Geithner, Charlie Rangel, Tom Daschle, Al Franken, and all the other tax cheats in Washington….

They came after my 82 year old mother-in-law for the $6 she owed. I kid you not.

Add to that the cost of employing temporary workers to take the census and we continue to watch this government grow and grow, spending money like never before.

How in the world can we afford it? WE ARE BROKE!!

The answer, of course, is that we can’t. The answer is that we are putting a debt onto the children of our society which will drastically change their way of life for years to come. The answer is that socialism will soon be the law of the land.

Taxes HAVE to go up- there’s no other option. Yet, studies have shown that even if we take the all of the money produced by American workers in the next ten years, it will not be enough to cover the debt.

So what’s a President to do?

Most would assume that we’d tighten our belts, stop with the programs and the regulations. Limit spending.

Not Barack. Socialist like him are inwardly giddy that the system is collapsing. He’s now putting extra energy standards on cars, which will raise their sticker price. He’s talking about amnesty for illegals, an initiative that Americans don’t want and can’t afford. He’s still pushing “green energy” and “green jobs”, yet the only “green” companies that are successful are those subsidized by our taxpayers. He’s sending $4 Billion to Brazil to drill for oil, while he’s closing down areas in our own country to possible oil drilling. He’s taxing medical device companies, raising the cost of health care, and taxing other big business, causing more future job layoffs.

We can’t afford to keep doing this.

So why is our President continuing to move in this suicidal direction?

As any clinical psychologist would tell you, “He’s getting a payoff. People continue to do insane things because at the end of the day, they get something back.”

What’s Barack’s payoff?

P-O-W-E-R. Plain and simple.

This man wants power.

And he won’t stop until he gets it.

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