Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This video is another winner by Pat Condell. On the Ground Zero mosque: "Is it possible to be astonished, but not surprised?" Condell ably tells us everything that's wrong about the mosque at Ground Zero.
An excellent response to those who believe it is okay that the GZM should be built, and those who are behind the development of the project.
Blog author's comments - Patrick Condell has appeared on this blog in the past. He knows what has happened in his home country and I believe he sees the beginning of the same in the United States. Now is not the time to be politically correct.
It is difficult for me to understand the liberals who see nothing wrong with the mosque at Ground Zero. But, I know the liberal mind. With that said, their push for this project is no surprise. This is an opportunity for the mosque developers the Muslims, Barack Hussein Obama and all liberals to claim victory. This is what this is all about.
Yes it is legal for them to build it - but is the proximity to Ground Zero the proper place for a mosque?
Monday, August 30, 2010
Wall Street Journal
By Laura Meckler
WASHINGTON—The string of bad news about housing, employment and economic growth has led Democrats to an inescapable conclusion: the economy is not likely to improve in time to help them in the fall elections.
Congressional Democrats and the White House will continue their attempts to enact policies they believe will boost the economy—and which are also aimed at persuading voters they are working to make things better. But some officials acknowledge it is too late for these initiatives to change the economic situation ahead of the Nov. 2 elections.
"We begin early voting in about 33 days. It would be hugely unrealistic to anticipate some kind of monumental economic turnaround between now and when people start casting our votes," said Ohio Gov. Ted Strickland, who faces a tough re-election race.
"I'm having to deal with the reality of what is. You can't wish it away. What is, is." In Washington, Democrats hope they will get credit for legislation aimed at helping small businesses, which they plan to consider in September.
A Democratic House leadership aide said some lawmakers in the party would push for another spending bill to stimulate the economy, though he said other Democrats are likely to oppose such a move.
"I would have loved to have a better economic picture, but it is what it is," he said. "I didn't have great expectations."- Entire column
Blog author's comments - The chance for Republicans to gain back some power, looks better than it did six months ago.
But, do not take a big win in November for granted. Go to the polls and vote. Rid Washington of as many Democrats and RINO's as possible.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
A caller tells Rush that Imam Rauf is just trying to build bridges, trying to bridge the divide between the Ground Zero families and Islam.
Limbaugh uses the example of what the Westboro Baptist Church protesters do. He explains that they have the right to do it, but asks, is it the proper thing to do?
Rush ends by telling the caller, “You pose a much bigger threat to this country’s future as it exists than this Imam ever will!”
Blog author's comments - Rush Limbaugh gets it right again. I believe the majority of the people in this country, except for many liberals, feel the same way.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
By Jeff Poor - 08/26/2010
Better strap in because we could be on a wild ride if what some economic prognosticators are saying is true - not just on a financial market basis, but politically as well.
Noted economist Nouriel Roubini has upped his forecast the economy could head into a double-dip recession. Syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer suggested that economic fears have returned to the public. He was asked by Fox News Channel's "Special Report" host Bret Baier what all the negative data meant.
"Historically high and number of unemployed for more than six months also historically very, very high," Krauthammer said on the Aug. 26 broadcast of "Special Report." "I think there is something new happening in terms of the economy, at least the perception of it and that is a return of fear."
"We had the panic, of course - the full-blown panic attack, September-October '08 where everybody had the sense we might run over a cliff," he continued. "What happened in '09 I think was a sense of, ‘Yes, we're in a recession. Things aren't good.' And we were in a bad time, but not a scary time.
But now the metrics aren't indicating just a "pause" in the economic recovery, but a slide in the other direction and Krauthammer explained that's a problem because the government is out of policy measures to help the economy.
"In 2010, we started slipping again and slipping rather badly," Krauthammer said. "GDP numbers sliding very much. They're going to be stagnant now. Shockingly bad numbers on housing and the idea that the Fed has run out of options. And I think what is returning is a sense we might not just be in doldrums of pause, as what was suggested in mid-year but headed to a double-dip or worse.
What does this mean? The party in power, which is the Democratic Party - currently holding the White House and both chambers of Congress, is in trouble and that doesn't bode well for the upcoming mid-term elections. . . Entire column
Blog author's comments - Much of the time I value Krauthammer's opinion. This is one of those times.
Friday, August 27, 2010
By James P. Gannon - 8.25.10
A few days ago I received my monthly statement from where I keep some of my retirement savings. It told me that the cash I keep in a money market account there is earning an annual rate of interest of 0.01%. Yes, that is one one-hundredth of one percent.
I have enough cash in that account to buy a fancy new car or take a glorious long vacation but it earned me the grand sum of 43 cents in interest in the month of July. I might as well have the cash buried in a coffee can in my back yard.
What this tells me is that our economic policy-makers in Washington don't give a damn about savers. The Federal Reserve is holding short-term interest rates to near zero in a monetary policy that could be reduced to a headline like one that became famous back in the 1970s: FED TO SAVERS: DROP DEAD.
The current Fed policy fits nicely with the Obama Administration's aim to increase spending (both consumer and Congressional) of all kinds -- a policy which discourages any kind of saving and applauds any kind of spending.
Even though overspending and easy lending led to a housing bubble whose implosion triggered the 2008 financial crisis and the resulting Great Depression, the Fed and the Administration are desperately trying to pump up the real estate market with cheap money and government guarantees on 90% of the mortgage loans made in the U.S. today.
Yet none of this is working to revive the economy. Housing is sinking again; in July, existing home sales fell 27%, far more than expected. New unemployment claims are rising again, to nearly 500,000 a week, putting upward pressure on the nation's 9.5% jobless rate, and the stock market is signaling a strong chance of a double-dip recession.
Obama's big-spending stimulus plans clearly have failed to revive the economy, and the Fed's policy of printing money and virtually giving it away have rewarded the wrong people and left responsible folks -- those who work, pay taxes, restrain their spending and put away some savings -- feeling like suckers being conned in a political shell game.
Obama postures as the champion of ordinary people and the bane of the "rich" but the outcomes of his policies suggest the opposite is true. Under these policies, working people are suffering, retirees living on fixed incomes are being punished, small businesses are struggling to hang on, while big banks and corporations are making out just fine.
The nation can little afford to maintain the Obama-Bernanke economic policies of rising deficits, ballooning national debt, unlimited money-printing, high unemployment and no reward for saving or investing. It will end in something worse than the 2008 collapse, unless Americans wake up in November and say: "Enough!"
Only a two-by-four to the head of the Democratic Party's donkey will get their attention. It's beginning to look like the voters are reaching for the lumber. . . Entire column
Blog author's comments - Many of us knew prior to the 2008 election what was likely to happen with the office of the President, House and Senate in the hands of the Democrats. We saw the beginning after the Democrats won big in 2006 and began their spending spree.
George W. Bush did not stop what he could have and it has swelled from there. The Obama administration has had such a negative impact on the economy in such a short time.
It is getting worse with each passing month, but you will hear from Obama that "we inherited a terrible mess from the prior administration, but we are now headed in the right direction." To that I say with all due respect - Bullshit!
He does not have a clue about running the country. His 'fix' to any problem is to spend more money. Let us hope that there will be big changes after the November election.
If the Republicans do regain power, they had better have a plan formulated to reduce the pork spending, keep the Bush tax cuts in place, and remove the added taxes which Obama has set to begin in January of 2011.
This is just a start. They must be ready to show the voters a plan to begin to turn around some of the damage the Democrats have done.
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Does anyone have any question on how Supreme Court Justice Kagan will vote?
Blog author's comments - Nothing to add...the photo says it all.
(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
By: Mark Tapscott0 - 8/23/2010
Expect to hear a lot about how much the Iraq war cost in the days ahead from Democrats worried about voter wrath against their unprecedented spending excesses.
The meme is simple: The economy is in a shambles because of Bush's economic policies and his war in Iraq. As American Thinker's Randall Hoven points out, that's the message being peddled by lefties as diverse as former Clinton political strategist James Carville, economist Joseph Stiglitz, and The Nation's Washington editor, Christopher Hayes.
The key point in the mantra is an alleged $3 trillion cost for the war. Well, it was expensive to be sure, in both blood and treasure, but, as Hoven notes, the CBO puts the total cost at $709 billion.
To put that figure in the proper context of overall spending since the war began in 2003, Hoven provides this handy CBO chart showing the portion of the annual deficit attributable to the conflict.
But there is much more to be said of this data and Hoven does an admirable job of summarizing the highlights of such an analysis:
* Obama's stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than the entire Iraq War -- more than $100 billion (15%) more.
* Just the first two years of Obama's stimulus cost more than the entire cost of the Iraq War under President Bush, or six years of that war.
* The Iraq War accounts for less than 8% of the federal debt held by the public at the end of 2010 ($9.031 trillion). . . Entire column
Blog author's comments - From now until the November elections the Obama administration along with most liberals and the 'Drive-By' media, will be pushing the same spin - the reason the economy is so bad is the fault of the Bush administration and the Iraq war. You will also hear them say... the Democrats have the country on a path towards an economic recovery.
This is what these people do best. They have no answers or ideas to begin to help our economy so they play the 'blame game', backed by the MSM. I will admit that the Iraq war cost this country quite a lot both in troop loss and money and is the reason we now have Barack Obama as the president.
Bush and company should have done a better job at running the war. This was the ammunition for the MSM to batter the Republican party and they were successful in helping to sway many voters to vote for the Democrats. The voting Democrats and liberals along with some so-called Republicans would have voted for anyone who received the nomination of the Democrat party.
But...now it is time for the Republican party to bounce back. The conservative members of our society must use the ballot box to speak out concerning this very serious and outrageous plan Obama has to change and remake our country. We cannot let this continue.
We either do it in November or it is over. If the Republican party cannot regain enough power with the mid-term elections, I do not want to even think about the consequences this country will face.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
SO WHY DOESN'T OBAMA USE THIS FAMOUS LINCOLN QUOTE?
-You cannot help the poor by destroying the rich.
-You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
-You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift.
-You cannot lift the wage earner up by pulling the wage payer down.
-You cannot further the brotherhood of man by inciting class hatred.
-You cannot build character and courage by taking away people's initiative and independence.
-You cannot help people permanently by doing for them, what they could and should do for themselves.
Blog author's comments - Obama will never use the above Lincoln quote because he believes precisely the opposite.
Obama thinks his job is to redistribute the wealth. Taking from those that have and giving it to those that have not, or who refuse to even try to do something for themselves.
The Obama administration is making it much easier for those that have not - to have what they need without doing anything for it.
Monday, August 23, 2010
On a recent vacation to Snowmass and Aspen Colorado, one cool morning my wife and I took the gondolas to the top of Aspen Mountain. It was a very scenic ride and there were beautiful views from the top of the mountain. My wife took the camera and went for a short hike and I went into the restaurant and purchased a cup of tea and sat outside enjoying the warm sun and great scenery.
A young man 16-17 years of age walked by, with I assumed his mother and an aunt. Even though it was cool he was wearing the above t-shirt. I got his attention and asked to see his shirt. Later, I walked over to the outdoor table where they were seated and had a brief conversation with them.
We discussed politics and Al Gore. He said "Al Gore is a total creep." I could not disagree with him.
We also talked about the new electric car which 'Obama motors' aka Chevrolet is now producing - the 'Volt'. The cost is over $40,000 and it travels only 40 miles on a charge. After that, one either recharges it or a gasoline generator takes over to produce the electricity to power the car. So, after 40 miles you are now burning gasoline.
The government is spending millions via the 'Stimulus Bill' to help fund this boondoggle of a project.
The 'Volt' is being produced because of the Global Warming scam which Gore has made millions from and set himself up as the expert. It is amazing how many people have bought into to this, including our liberal government.
It was refreshing to meet and talk to a young conservative. They are becoming a rare breed especially with the brain washing the students now receive in both high school and college.
I told the young man I wanted to take his picture and get a close up of his shirt but my wife had the camera with her. Before she came back from her hike he and his family members waved goodbye and boarded one of the gondolas to Aspen. I found his shirt on-line.
Blog author's comment - To learn more about the electric car, the Volt see this post on this blog. I won't waste my time or yours with any further information concerning Al Gore.
Sunday, August 22, 2010
OBAMA BLAMES POOR JOB NUMBERS ON CONGRESSIONAL INACTION. WAIT! HIS PARTY RUNS CONGRESS
SOCIAL SECURITY CUTS WEIGHED BY PANEL
DEM CONGRESSMAN BANS SIGNS AT TOWN HALL
RECOVERY BLUNDER: JOBLESS CLAIMS HIGHEST IN 9 MONTHS
BLAGO HOLDOUT JUROR INVOLVED IN CHICAGO POLITICS BIG FAN OF NPR AND LIBERAL TALK RADIO
A COMING LANDSLIDE?
HOW CONSERVATIVE COLLEGE STUDENTS COPE
CLEVER LEADERS ARE PLUNDERING OUR FREEDOMS
CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PREDICTS 2010 DEFICIT LARGEST SINCE WWII
NEARLY HALF OF UNITED STATES CONSIDERING ARIZONA-STYLE IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION
DEMOCRATS HOPE MONEY, MANPOWER CAN STEM ELECTION LOSSES
TIME TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT NATIONAL SECURITY
LEAKED WHITE HOUSE MEMO ADVISES DEMOCRATS ON HOW TO SPIN OBAMACARE
U.S. SAW DRILL BAN KILLING MANY JOBS, WENT AHEAD WITH IT ANYWAY
Saturday, August 21, 2010
July 20, 2010
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden boldly predicted Friday that voters would reject a "Republican tea party" of extreme candidates and Democrats would retain control of Congress this November.
In a pep talk for the party's rank and file, the vice president challenged the widespread notion that significant losses in House races, and perhaps the Senate, could cost the party its comfortable majorities - a possibility White House press secretary Robert Gibbs suggested last month before saying Democrats will hang onto the House.
"On Nov. 3 ... there will be in Washington, D.C., a Democratic majority in the House and a Democratic majority in the Senate. That will be the case," Biden said in a speech to the Democratic National Committee.
And, he said, Democrats will do better than expected in gubernatorial races, too.
"If it weren't illegal, I'd make book on it," Biden quipped.
All 435 House seats, 37 in the Senate and 37 governors races are on the line.
Bowing to economic reality, Biden said voters' anger and frustration was understandable given persistently high unemployment and a sluggish recovery.
But he also expressed confidence that once voters focus on the elections, they will stick with President Barack Obama because "the choice is between Democrats and the Republican tea party. It's between Democrats and the party of repeal and repeat."
The DNC was holding a two-day meeting to get a status report on preparations for the midterm elections and approve changes to the 2012 presidential primary calendar and nominating convention.
"The midterms will be tough," Chairman Tim Kaine told party members. But, he added: "Tough is who we are. Tough is what we do."
"We need to mobilize our army once again. We've won some impressive battles in the last 18 months but we still haven't won this war," Kathleen Sebelius, the Health and Human Services secretary, told the gathering.
Privately, some Democrats attending the St. Louis meeting fretted that the political environment may be getting even more difficult for the party in power, with dour economic news seeming to pile up with each passing day.
On Thursday, the Labor Department reported that the number of people applying for unemployment benefits reached the half-million mark last week for the first time since November. . . Entire column
Blog author's comments - Mr. Biden, my hope is that your prediction for the mid-term election is as accurate as 90 percent of everything else you have muttered during your political career.
I would be very pleased if 'Queen' Nancy Pelosi has to pass the gavel as Speaker of the House to a Republican. A long shot - but it would also be extremely heart warming for the country, if Harry Reid is defeated. Voters in Nevada - this is your chance to be rid of this pathetic little man.
For the conservatives - we need control of the House and to pickup some Senate seats. This is the only way Obama can be stopped from doing more harm to our country. November is the time to dump the Democrats and RINO's.
Friday, August 20, 2010
The American Spectator
By Aaron Goldstein
Remember when Christopher Buckley endorsed Barack Obama? Let's revisit.
The son of the late William F. Buckley, the founder of National Review, wrote in October 2008, "As for Senator Obama: He has exhibited throughout a "first-class temperament."
Yet now nearly nineteen months into Obama's presidency there is scant evidence of that "first-class temperament" to which Buckley refers. If Obama's term in office thus far can be summed up with a single word I would choose petulant. Merriam-Webster defines petulant as "insolent or rude in speech or behavior"; "characterized by temporary or capricious ill humor." This fits Obama to a tee.
President Obama has been petulant towards those who disagree with him. Just days after taking office he told Republican Congressional leaders who objected to his stimulus plan, "I won. I'm the president." At this same meeting he told Republicans, "You can't just listen to Rush Limbaugh and get things done."
What about President Obama's petulance towards Israel? Build nuclear weapon in Tehran and Obama will be cool, detached, and behave as if nothing out of the ordinary has happened. But build houses in Jerusalem and Obama will unleash not only his sound and fury but also the entire weight of the U.S. government right down on you.
When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wouldn't let Obama push him around at the White House over settlements in East Jerusalem, Obama walked out on him.
President Obama has been petulant towards police officers sworn to protect us. Who can forget when the President chastised the Sergeant James Crowley and the Cambridge Police Department for having "acted stupidly" in the arrest of Harvard Professor (and Obama's friend) Henry Louis Gates, Jr.? Yet it isn't the only time he has cast aspersions against law enforcement.
Last April, when commenting on Arizona's immigration law which had passed days earlier, Obama said, "But now, suddenly, if you don't have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you're going to be harassed."
That President Obama would casually accuse law enforcement of planning to engage in wanton harassment speaks of a petulant disposition.
President Obama has been petulant towards this country. What American President refers to his country while abroad as "arrogant, derisive and dismissive"? - Entire column
Blog author's comments - The incidents and behavior the author of the column referenced, are just the tip of the iceberg.
Obama is and has been a total disaster. The sooner he is gone or at least shut down from doing more harm to the country, the better off most of us will be.
It has gotten so bad that even little kids are beginning to show their dislike for him.
Thursday, August 19, 2010
There are times when the GOP hits it out of the park. Let's hope these continue so they can take back some of the power in November, which they desperately need, to put a stop to what Obama's idea of our country should be.
Blog author's comments - Let's create a blowout in November folks. But it won't happen unless you get yourselves to the polls and vote for the candidates who want real change from what Obama and his fellow Dems are doing to our country.
Imam Barack "Hoover" Obama and his fellow Democrats are living a lie. The economy is sinking fast, there's no end in sight. The 'community organizer' has no idea what to do to turn it around.
Obama seems more focused on taking vacations and making sure a mosque is built at Ground Zero, than he is on his own country's economy. Make the 'Messiah' a lame duck president the last two years of his term.
Via: Ace of Spades & HAP
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Rush Limbaugh took Obama and the Democrats to task on their backing of the Ground Zero Mosque in New York. Rush said, can you imagine the outcry if "Walmart" wanted to build a store near Ground Zero? He said there are no Walmarts in the area but there are many mosques in New York city.
Limbaugh than called Obama our "first anti-American President". He points out what a disaster the Obama Administration is and how many within the administration are bailing out.
He mentioned that it will be difficult to replace Defense Secretary Robert Gates who has said he will retire sometime next year. Rush said, Obama might have to go as far as to get Cindy Sheehan to take the job.
Newt Gingrich - The Mosque at Ground Zero is a Political Statement.
Gingrich also alluded to this yesterday morning on the show Fox & Friends, when he said:
The folks who want to build this mosque, who are really radical Islamists, who want to triumphantly prove they can build a mosque next to a place where 3,000 Americans were killed by radical Islamists.
Those folks don’t have any interest in reaching out to the community. They’re trying to make a case about supremacy…This happens all the time in America. Nazis don’t have the right to put up a sign next to the Holocaust Museum in Washington. We would never accept the Japanese putting up a site next to Pearl Harbor.
Blog author's comments - Rush is right again. No disagreement here. Obama is our first anti-American President. His entire administration is a disaster.
What Rush and Gingrich both said has put the lefties panties in a twist. Their comments have also upset some of the RINO's. Somebody has to say it. I don't see any Republican lawmakers taking any sort of stand against this outrage.
Today Rep. Nancy "Stretch" Pelosi called for an investigation of WTC mosque opposition. This woman wants to investigate who is funding the opposition to the Ground Zero mosque.
What I would like to know is who is funding the building of the mosque!
But...Harry "The Body" Reid said he thinks the mosque should be built elsewhere. Of course we all know he is only against the mosque at Ground Zero at this time, because he wants to get his sorry ass elected in November. If he is elected, he will do a 180 and support Obama and the rest of the liberals.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
THE STUNNING DECLINE OF BARACK OBAMA: 10 KEY REASONS WHY THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY IS IN MELTDOWN
OBAMANOMICS IS WHY THERE IS NO RECOVERY
JOBLESS MILLIONS SIGNAL DEATH OF THE AMERICAN DREAM FOR MANY
TEA PARTY ACTIVISTS RALLY ON ARIZONA-MEXICO BORDER
REID: BUILD MOSQUE ELSEWHERE
JOHN BOLTON: RUSSIA'S LOADING OF NUKE FUEL INTO IRAN PLANT MEANS AUG. 21 DEADLINE FOR ISRAELI ATTACK
NYC MAYOR: 'SAD DAY' IF MOSQUE GETS SHOUTED DOWN
ILLEGAL IMMIGRANT DEPORTED TWICE CONFESSED TO KILLING 14-YEAR OLD GIRL IN TEXAS
60% IN FLORIDA FAVOR ARIZONA-LIKE IMMIGRATION LAW IN THEIR STATE
Monday, August 16, 2010
Tim Kaine - Obama tripled the deficit his first year in office! Kaine has some serious problems. Remember that Kaine was on Obama's list for V.P. in 2008.
Tim Kaine is the chairman of the Democratic National Committee. The following is their message to voters for the midterm election.
"This November, voters have a choice: We can return to the failed policies of the past, or we can continue building a stronger future. We can go backward, or we can continue moving forward."
"The stakes in this November's elections are higher than ever, and the Democratic Party is making a historic investment to help elect strong allies of the President who will work to keep our country moving forward."
Blog author's comments - Mr. Kaine, how is Obama going to get control of the deficit, by attempting to spend the country into prosperity? Obama has more than tripled the deficit in less than two years in office. I assume that this is still and will always be the fault of George W. Bush?
How are Obama's lackeys able to defend what he is responsible for? The unemployment rate is 9.5 percent, what has Obama done and what will he do to encourage job creators to reinvest and prosper? The answer to that question is nothing! The fact is that the unemployment rate will remain what it now is until the voters push him out, and give businesses some incentive to hire and grow.
Since Obama and his fellow Democrats have been in power they continue to spend the country into unsustainable debt. In 2011 Obama's tax plan will kick in and put more pressure on nearly every American. The Stimulus Bill did not help, the bailouts did not help, all the money he and the Democrats have thrown at any problem has done nothing but put us further into debt.
Obama is in way over his head and the rest of the Democrats fail to question his actions. I must assume they are as oblivious to all of this as he is. It is time to stop the plan Obama has for us. It must be done in 2010 and again in 2012.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
NY Daily News
August 13, 2010
President Obama gave the proposed mosque near Ground Zero a clear and powerful endorsement last night, saying the country’s "commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable."
"Let me be clear: As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country," the President said to applause from the 90 guests at a White House dinner Room celebrating the holy month of Ramadan.
"That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances," Obama said.
"This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable."
The dramatic show of support came after weeks of dodging from the Obama administration on Park 51, a planned Muslim community center and prayer space two blocks north of Ground Zero.
Leaders behind the project were elated to hear the President’s endorsement last night. "We are so blessed to be Americans! This is the greatest country in the world," Sharif El-Gamal, the project’s developer, said in an email to the Daily News. "We are deeply moved and tremendously grateful for our President's words."
Opponents were enraged.
"The President should be ashamed of himself for doing this. It makes me sick to my stomach," said Tim Brown, a 9/11 first responder who sued the city this month to stop Park51.
"This confirms to me personally what I have thought of him all along," Brown said. "He is anti-American. This is so upside down."
Obama has not wanted to wade into the debate, believing it was an issue best handled locally, a knowledgeable White House source said.
But as last night’s dinner in the State Dining Room was organized, it was clear the biggest issue facing mainstream American Muslims is the fate of the project in lower Manhattan.
"President Obama is wrong," said Rep. Pete King (R-L.I.). "The right and moral thing for President Obama to have done was to urge Muslim leaders to respect the families of those who died and move their mosque away from Ground Zero. Unfortunately, the President caved in to political correctness.". . Entire column
Blog author's comments - The President is a disaster! The people who voted for Obama, are you still happy with your decision? So...it's okay for a group of Muslims to kill nearly 3000 of our fellow citizens, and Obama does not feel he should defend our country and say no to the plan for a mosque near Ground Zero. Of course the Mayor of New York, Bloomberg, agrees and praises Obama for his stand, no surprise there.
To quote Obama "Let me be clear: As a citizen, and as President, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country." BO - Fine, but not near the site where the 'people from the religion of peace' slaughtered Americans - and they they will do it again, if given the chance.
Having steered clear of the controversy for weeks, Obama finally came out in favor of the Mosque. Many other Democratic lawmakers had been hesitant to do so in the face of highly emotional appeals against it's construction. A recent CNN poll found that 68 percent of those surveyed did not approve of building a mosque so close to where the World Trade Center towers fell.
Obama is also ignoring the questions of where the money for the mosque is coming from. Obama did what you would expect from him, he sided with the radicals, as he has done over his entire career. His radical associations were all but ignored by the media during the 2008 campaign, and by so many of the American people.
Sadly, there are still Americans who have not come to grips with the fact that Barack Obama not only associates with radicals but is a radical. He has been, and will continue to be, on the wrong side of every major issue facing the nation. Only the American people can say enough! We cannot take anymore. It must happen this Fall, and in 2012.
Saturday, August 14, 2010
Jack Lambert - Pittsburgh Steelers
John Harold "Jack" Lambert (born July 8, 1952) He was a member of four winning Super Bowl teams in his 11 year career with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lambert was selected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1990.
Lambert prided himself on his ability to hit hard and intimidate the opposition. By the time of his retirement, he was widely recognized as one of the great middle-linebackers in the history of the game.
His four front teeth were missing as a result of taking an elbow in basketball during high school. Although he had a removable denture he wore in public, he didn't wear it during games, and Lambert's toothless snarl became a signature of the famous Steeler defense and led to his being referred to as "Count Dracula in Cleats"
Dick Butkus - Chicago Bears
Richard Marvin "Dick" Butkus (born December 9, 1942) He is widely regarded as the greatest linebacker of his generation and of all time. He was one of the most feared players of his era and appeared on the cover of Sports Illustrated in 1970 with the caption "The Most Feared Man in the Game."
He had one of his most productive seasons in 1970 with 132 tackles, 84 assists, 3 interceptions and 2 fumble recoveries. He was forced to retire after multiple knee injuries in 1973.
He became a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979. He played 9 seasons in the NFL for the Chicago Bears.
Blog author's comments - Not much else to add, the videos speak for themselves. I was lucky to watch these two Hall of Fame players during their entire careers.
Of course the NFL game has changed so much since these two greats played. The hits these players put on opposing players, especially quarterbacks, would never be allowed in today's game.
Friday, August 13, 2010
The Heritage Foundation
August 13th, 2010
Next week, for the fifth time since July, the first family will board Air Force One for yet another luxury vacation, this time to an exclusive Martha’s Vineyard estate that rents for up to $50,000 a week. But before they head north, the Obamas will first grace Panama City, Fla., with their presence this weekend for what is being billed as a "solidarity vacation to the Gulf Coast"
While in Florida, the President is expected to meet with local business leaders to discuss the effects of the spill before departing on a cross-country trip around the United States including stops in Los Angeles and Seattle to raise cash for Democrats and a stop in Wisconsin at a renewable energy factory. Not on the agenda? Any meetings with oil workers in other Gulf states who are now unemployed thanks to President Obama’s Gulf oil drilling ban.
If the President really wanted to see the economic damage his policies are causing in the Gulf, he could first stop in Pascagoula, Miss., where idle oil rigs in the Signal International shipyard have formed an eerie floating ghost city that locals have dubbed "Rig Row."
Instead of being deployed at sea where they could be creating wealth for this country and jobs for Gulf residents, these rigs are wasting away idly in port as a direct result of President Obama’s oil drilling moratorium – a moratorium that when first issued on just deep sea rigs, a federal judge ruled was "arbitrary and capricious" Undaunted, the Obama administration doubled down, issuing a broader oil drilling injunction that is killing even more jobs than the first ban.
Why is President Obama so eager to see Florida recover but doesn’t have the time of day for the other Gulf states? Eric Smith, a professor at the Tulane University business school, told FOX News: “The administration is in thrall to the environmental community, unfortunately, and as a result, they’re playing that card, and I think to try and slow up, or increase the cost of, hydrocarbons. I just think that’s the reality." " The Obama oil ban isn’t about safety, it is about permanently shrinking our domestic oil production capacity as quickly as possible.". . Entire column
Blog author's comments - Barack Obama is without a doubt the worst president this country has ever had. On one hand he knows exactly what he is doing to the economy of the Gulf states with his pandering to the environmentalists. On the other hand this guy is in way over his head.
He does not seem to have a clue as to the plan he should implement in an effort to help create jobs. All he has done since he has been in office is throw money at any problem he encounters or blame someone else for his failure. This of course has not helped but only served to deepen our economic woes.
The BP oil leak is another example of why arrogance and incompetence is a dangerous combination. It's an outrage. Look at what's happened: An entire industry has been shut down on the basis of an unwarranted panic.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Charles Krauthammer: "The only people who are going to buy it are going to be very rich people who are going to park it outside their townhouse for ostentatious show of how virtuous they are while they drive around in their Cadillac Escalade."
"This is a classic example of what happens when the political and ideological desires of an administration are imposed on a private company...It's not how many jobs you create or even save, it's can you sell a product in the market that will make a profit? Otherwise, it's a farce."--See Video Here
Via: Real Clear Politics
The Daily Beast
The Electric Car Boondoggle
by Robert Bryce
Why is the Senate throwing more money at a technology that isn’t working? Electric cars are all the rage. Last Sunday’s New York Times contained a long profile of Elon Musk, the entrepreneur behind Tesla Motors, the startup that has produced about 1,000 electric sports cars.
On Tuesday, the news was dominated by the announcement of the sticker price ($41,000) of the new Chevrolet Volt. And late Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid introduced a scaled-back energy bill that promises some $400 million in new subsidies for the electric-car business. That money will be added to the several billion dollars that the federal government has already committed to electric-car development and production.
But amid all of the hype, the essential question is obvious: Why is the government throwing so much money at a technology that shows so little promise? - Entire column
Blog author's comments - Not much else can be said about the Chevrolet Volt. Krauthammer refers to it as a "disaster." Robert Bryce also adds why "throw so much money at a technology that shows so little promise?"
We are dealing with liberals folks. That should explain it. It's not really how successful they are, it's about the effort or attempt they made to save the planet or something such as that.
"The battery can last for the first 40 miles. After that, should one continue to need to drive, the on-board gasoline/E85 generator will power up to provide electricity for the motor."
There are no charging stations except for your home. So...after 40 miles you are burning gasoline.
Sunday, August 1, 2010
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin praised Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer for having "cojones" in pressing the state's controversial immigration law.
By Bridget Johnson - 08/01/10
Appearing on "Fox News Sunday," Palin when asked about last week's injunction against the most controversial parts of Arizona's law and the state's effort to press forward with its immigration enforcement plans."Jan Brewer has the cojones that our president does not have," Palin said. "If our own president will not enforce our federal law, more power to Jan Brewer."
Palin called the judge's ruling in the injunction sought by the White House "unfortunate" but hopefully "temporary." She criticized the Obama administration for lax border enforcement.
"Jan Brewer and other governors who are protecting their citizens, protecting the nation as a whole, we're very, very thankful that they're willing to go toe-to-toe and go all the way to the Supreme Court if need be and get this thing resolved," Palin said.
Blog author's comments - Good interview with Sarah Palin by Chris Wallace of Fox News. Thanks Sarah - many of us wish that a few Republicans in Washington would grow a pair of cojones.
I met Sarah Palin the VP candidate in 2008, at a fundraiser when she was campaigning in a lost cause with Presidential candidate John McCain. It appeared to me that Palin was the only one who wanted to win. McCain ran a terrible campaign.