Monday, July 27, 2009

The Uncriticizable President

The Southern Poverty Law Center is out to save Obama!

Appearing on tonight's episode of The O'Reilly Factor, Richard Cohen of the SPLC called for CNN to fire talking head Lou Dobbs for spreading the smear that Obama isn't an American citizen. People who believe that Obama isn't a citizen are called "birthers" because they question the authenticity of Obama's birth certificate. If Barack Obama isn't a US citizen he can't be president. Dobbs repeated this "birther" notion and now the SPLC wants him gone.

I was a little surprised that the Southern Poverty Law Center even took notice of what some tv personality said about Obama. What surprised me even more, though, was the content of SPLC's reaction. Instead of challenging Dobbs on the truth of the "birther" idea, Richard Cohen accused Dobbs of bigotry for questioning Obama's citizenship. Huh?

How does questioning Obama's citizenship, or criticizing him in anyway, make you a bigot? Answer: it doesn't. This is just a ploy by liberals to discourage and discredit any criticism of or critical thinking about their Golden Boy. Don't fall for it. During Bush's presidency liberals' justified their anti-Bush vitriol by constantly repeating the mantra that dissent is the highest form of patriotism. Well, if that was true then shouldn't it be true now? Isn't Dobbs just expressing the highest form of patriotic devotion by questioning Obama's citizenship? Sure, such questioning might not be totally rational, but since when did liberals care about rationality?

I think Richard Cohen and the Southern Poverty Law Center came out so strongly against Lou Dobbs because they, like most liberals, are scared. Obama's popularity has plummeted below 50%, due mostly to his reckless spending and broken economic promises. The bloom is off the hope-and-change rose, replaced with deepening skepticism and misgivings. Leftists want to discourage this trend so they try to squash any negative comments about Obama, no matter how kooky those comments may be. The Chosen One must be protected. Making people believe it's racist to question Obama is the main way liberals seek to do that. Again, don't fall for it.

Barack Obama wanted to be president; now he is. He used soaring rhetoric to get elected; now he has to face the consequences of disappointing the hopes of millions who voted for him. Part of those consequences is having his policies, character, and even his place of birth questioned. The Anointed One needs to get used to it or get out of the political kitchen. He can never be the uncriticizable president; that's not the American way. Asking questions is.

Sorry, Richard Cohen.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Falling Star

Barack Obama held a press conference, or something, last night to promote his agenda for universal health care (UHC) in America. I didn't watch it. I had no interest in it whatsoever. The first couple of Obama press conferences I was actually interested in what he would say, not because I support him but because I wanted to see how he would try to sell his socialist agenda to the country. But last night, nothing.

The lack of interest was most likely occassioned by the fact that I've already made up my mind about UHC: I'm against it. But I think there's another reason, too. The American people are finally starting to see Barack Obama for what he really is. According to several recent polls, support for Obama's policies and for Obama himself is falling. The people are waking up, and Obama knows it. Hence, the performance last night.

As I said, I didn't watch the press conference but I got a taste of how it probably went by watching Fox News Tuesday evening. I saw a few snippets of Obama pushing his health care agenda. He was using the same scare tactics he'd used when pushing his "stimulus" package. Disaster would strike if health care reform wasn't passed. Americans believed such dire warnings in advance of the "stimulus" vote but they're not buying them now. The economy, especially unemployment, has gotten worse since Obama promised his "stimulus" would save us. We, the people, are now receiving his health care rhetoric with angry skepticism.

The American people's willingness to give Obama a free pass has eroded and he doesn't like it. The Chosen One was apparently hoping that Americans would stay in messiah mode long enough for him to force his socialist agenda on the country. That has not happened. Instead, Dear Leader now has to contend with dropping popular support and rebellion in his own party. He has gone from being a shooting star to a falling star and I, for one, couldn't be happier.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

So Far, So Good

Hey friends! Good news. My little Acer laptop won't have to be retired after all, hopefully. I found out why it was imploding and what to do about it.

Yesterday I took little lappy to the rental store where I got it from to make a payment and to tell the store manager that it wasn't working right. The manager, a real sweet guy named Chris, then sat down with lappy to figure out what was going on. He discovered that the cord wasn't working right and that I needed to defragment lappy. Chris gave me a new cord for free then showed me how to do the defrag thing. He warned me that that would take a long time and he wasn't kidding! Defragging lappy took nearly FOUR hours! I even took a two hour nap only to wake up to find lappy still defragging its little heart out. Finally, the defragging process was finished, at which point I turned lappy off for the rest of the day, not wanting it to overheat as it had been doing.

Today, I took lappy on a test drive and it seems to be doing ok. I played around on the net for a few hours and I put up a new template for my blog. There was no overheating, the battery performed ok, and lappy didn't go into unexpected hibernation. I think lappy is cured. Thank God for new cords and defragging! And smart store managers. Yippee!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Hey friends! Just wanted to let you know where I've been lately, just in case you've been wondering, hee hee. First, I've been working so much overtime for the past six weeks that almost everything's a blur and my feet can't stop hurting. Consequently, it's been kind of hard to concentrate enough to write posts. Also, my sweet little Acer laptop is imploding on me. I'm not sure what's going on with it; all I know is that I can't trust little lappy to stay on long enough for me to do a post. I think I'm going to just give my Acer up and go for a Dell. Of course, that'll take some time as I don't have $400-$600 just laying around to buy a new computer; so, I'll have to save it up. In the meantime I'll do posts from the library as often as I can. Keep stopping by, friends; I'm down right now but not out. See y'all soon!



Friday, July 03, 2009

America! America!

Tomorrow is July 4th, Independence Day. I was going to write a post to honor America, the greatest nation on God's green earth, but then I thought that would be, well, boring. I wanted to do something a little different and, hopefully, more enjoyable than just putting words on a "page". So I decided to put together this video tribute to America, a tribute made up of 13 videos, one for each of the original 13 colonies. The only thing I'm worried about is that 13 videos might be video overload, so I tried to find videos that weren't too long. Of course, you don't have to watch the videos in order or watch them all at once. Take your time, skip around, but do view at least a few.

And while you're grilling your hot dogs, watching fire works, and cannonballing into the pool, take time to remember what July 4th really means. It's Independence Day, America's birthday. Good and brave men risked everything to bring this nation into being. Let us ALWAYS thank God for those men who believed creating a free nation was more important than their fortunes and their lives. It is because of them that we have the blessing of being Americans. God bless the Founding Fathers. God bless our troops. And God bless America. Amen.

A Video Tribute to America

Vid 1: The Star Spangled Banner by Whitney Houston. This is the BEST version of our national anthem ever!

Vid 2: Feather Theme for Soldiers. For those who don't remember, the music in this video is from the movie "Forrest Gump". This theme is soft and gentle and has always made me teary eyed. Seeing the moving pictures of our troops set to this music REALLY makes me teary eyed. Look for the picture at the end of the vid; if it doesn't make you cry you're not human.

Vid 3: America Again. This song by Christian artist Carman is dedicated to America's Christian heritage, a heritage which liberals have been methodically trying to eradicate for decades. America was settled and founded by Christians, period. If that makes you uncomfortable, well, it sucks to be you.

Vid 4: Red Skelton Explains the Pledge of Allegiance. Comedian Red Skelton gives a simple yet powerful explanation of the Pledge. What he says at the end really makes you think.

Vid 5: The Gettysburg Address. This is a video of Lincoln's famous speech delivered at the dedication of the Soldier's National Cemetery at Gettysburg, PA. This is one of the greatest speeches in America's history.

Vid 6: A Short Commentary on America's Christian Heritage. A brief overview of the religious heritage of our nation.

Vid 7: Open Season. I call this song the battle hymn of the anti-jihad. Stuck Mojo, which sings this song promising to make mincement out of radical Muslims, is the kind of pro-America band that the rock world needs more of.

Vid 8: I'm American. Another politically incorrect rock 'n' roll masterpiece from Stuck Mojo. And the lyrics are on the vid! Cool!

Vid 9: Jim Brossard, American Hero. Jim Brossard, an American veteran, rescues an American flag which had been desecrated by being flown below a Mexican flag outside a business in Reno, NV. You go, Jim!

Vid 10: For Soldiers About to Rock (We Salute You). Uncle Sam's finest doing what they do best, kickin' the enemy's ass! Go on with yo' sexy selves!

Vid 11: Legal Immigrant Tanya Tyberg. Tanya Tyberg, an immigrant from Ukraine, describes a few of the rules she had to follow to come to America legally. Why do so many liberals believe that brown Mexicans should be exempt from the rules that White foreigners like Miss Tyberg have to follow? Sounds racist if you ask me.

Vid 12: The Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson. Through the "miracle" of special effects, Thomas Jefferson "recites" the Declaration of Independence, including that pesky business about our rights being endowed by our Creator. This is what it's all about, people.

Vid 13: Remember Me. This was one of the first military tribute videos I ever saw on YouTube; it still brings tears to my eyes. I will remember. Will you?

There you have it; 13 videos for the 13 original colonies that became the greatest nation on earth. Happy 4th of July and please, remember. God bless America.