Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Deliver Us, Obama!

For all you liberals who scoff at the notion that you've turned Obama into a messiah, you're right. You've actually turned him into God Himself, ready to hear the pleas of His devoted worshippers. Don't think so? Then have a look at this shocking video of heretical, leftist "Christians" calling out to Obama to "deliver" them. This is so creepy that I'm tempted to believe it might've been staged. But these are liberals so it's probably all too real.

Gee, who knew that Martin Luther King was a prophet? This stuff is reminiscent of Jim Jones and the People's Temple. Jones taught the same Marxist, liberationist, "Christianity" that we catch a glimpse of in this video. This is also the "Christianity" Obama was steeped in for twenty years. That's a scary thought. I'm sooooooo glad I didn't vote for that guy!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

First The Banks, Then GM, Now The Schools

It's becoming clearer and clearer everyday. Barack Obama is a BIG believer in BIG government. He thinks the federal behemoth should be in charge of pretty much everything, including our children's schools. And now Obama has come up with a plan to get America's kids ready for the challenges of the 21st century. Are you ready for it? The Great One wants to lenghten the school day/year. That's right. He wants our kids to be in school all day AND virtually all year. Brilliant, huh?

And why does Obama think a longer school day/year is a great idea? For the same reason he thinks universal health care is a great idea: all the other industrialized nations do it. You can't find a better reason than that.

Actually, on the surface, the idea that longer time in school will improve grades and test scores doesn't seem so farfetched. The only problem is that, according to Yahoo! News, American kids already spend more hours in school than the Japanese, Taiwanese, and Hong Kong kids who consistently outscore them in math and science. So what are we to make of Obama's grand plan? It's just another big government liberal scheme.

If Obama really cared about the education of America's children he would, as I've said in another post, encourage parents to homeschool or send their kids to private school, as he himself does. If it's more and better learning he wants, homeschools and private schools almost always outperform public schools. So why not give vouchers to parents, especially poorer ones, to send their children to the private school of their choice? If Obama wants to spend federal money on education, that seems to be the best way to do it. The only possible drawback is that many private schools, especially parochial ones, might not accept the vouchers if they come with too many strings attached.

Also, if Obama really cared about reforming education he should worry less about the length of time kids spend in school and worry more about what they're doing while they're there. The Department of Education, established by Jimmy Carter, is over thirty years old. The US spends more on education than any other industrialized country, yet all that federal involvement and money hasn't resulted in better educated children. Maybe it's because the kids are spending too much time learning how to put condoms on cucumbers rather than learning math, science, and history. Turning public schools into centers of leftist social engineering is, I suggest, the real reason for the poor performance of too many American kids. And it's probably the real reason why Obama wants American children to spend more time in school.

It's time to rein in Obama and his ilk. Controlling education is not one of the powers the Constitution gives to the federal government. We've had over thirty years of increasing federal interference in education and the results are dismal. Obama is out of his place trying to dictate to local schools how many hours or days they must require kids to attend. He should leave the children alone and stick to what the Constitution says his job is. Novel idea, huh?

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Littlest Patriot

I first saw this video on my friend Robert's blog and was blown away by this little girl. Her name is Sarah, she's 11 years old, and she delivers a speech that shows more knowledge of and love for America and our heritage than anything you hear from the politicians in Washington, especially the liberal ones. I was heartened by little Sarah. She shows that the youth of this country are not complelely sold out to "hip" and "cool" leftie ideas. Sarah shows that there are young Americans who actually love this country and aren't afraid to say so. I want all of you to give a listen to this brave little patriot. If we're lucky, if God chooses to smile on us, Sarah and many more like her will be the future of America. And amen to that!

Friday, September 11, 2009

September Mourn

To all who lost their precious lives on the day that changed America:

We will NEVER forget you!

We WILL avenge you!

You were killed in an act of war. In the spirit of In Flanders Fields we will not break faith with you have died, but will prevail against the foe so you may sleep in your own "Flanders Fields". Requiescant in pace, my fellow Americans; your killers won't.

"In Flanders Fields", by Lt. Col. John McCrae, Canadian Army, WWI

In Flanders Fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses row on row
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We will not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

"You Lie!"


I didn't watch Barack Obama's puhleeeeez-support-my-health-care--plan! speech last night. I just wasn't in the mood for another smarmy "charm" offensive from Dear Leader. Imagine my pleasant surprise when I learned on the radio this afternoon about Rep. Joe Wilson's (R-SC) spot on "outburst" during Obama's monologue. For those of you who don't know--and I can't imagine who you would be--Rep. Wilson shouted out, "You lie!", when Obama claimed his health care plan wouldn't cover illegal aliens. Again, I say YEAH!

Rep. Wilson has apologized for his words, saying that his emotions got the better of him, but he has nothing to be sorry for. He was right. He said what a lot of us are thinking. Someone needs to shout, "You lie!", every time Barack Obama opens his mouth. Liberals, predictably, have criticized Rep. Wilson but they are in no moral position to do so. They claim that the debate over health care should be civil and, again, they're in no moral position to do so. Liberals now shout, "Decorum! Decorum!", forgetting that they had no use for decorum! when George W. Bush was president. Their hypocrisy is shameless.

Rep. Joe Wilson did the nation a great favor. His spontaneous act exposed the double standard exploited by leftists in all segments of society. If there's going to be civility in our national debates it has to be practiced by BOTH sides. Unilateral civility is the political equivalent of unilateral disarmament, which is way liberals want conservatives to engage in it. WE MUST NOT! If liberals truly want civil debate they should prove it by apologizing for the visciousness they traded in during Bush's presidency. Of course, that's not going to happen. We, then, have no obligation to uphold a standard liberals' glibly ditch when it doesn't serve their purpose. Joe Wilson spoke the truth at exactly the right time. No mea culpa is in order. Obama lied. Wilson called him on it. Now, lefties, get over it.

Free speech is beautiful!

Monday, September 07, 2009

I'm Republican Because...

I found this on my friend Angel's blog and had to post it here. It describes succinctly and almost perfectly why I am a "Republican". (Actually, I'm a conservative but this graphic still makes the point.) I hope you like it as much as I do!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Ding! Dong! The Commie's Gone!

Ding! Dong! The commie's gone!
Which commie?
Barack's commie.
Ding! Dong! Barack's commie is gone!

You read that right. Van Jones, Obama's green jobs czar, resigned today amid protestations that he was the victim of a "viscious smear campaign". Apparently, Jones considers it a smear for his radicalism to be exposed to the public. Yet, Obama himself said we should judge him by the kind of people he surrounds himself with, so shouldn't we know who those people are? Shouldn't we know that Van Jones is a self-professed communist, harbors deep resentment against White people, believes America is an imperialist country, sympathizes with Muslims, and suspects that 9/11 was an inside job? How is it a "viscious smear" to tell the American people this?

The job of a "czar" doesn't require the same vetting process as other positions in the White House. In fact, I don't think it requires any vetting process at all. And, as I understand it, a "czar" answers only to the president. That makes it all the more crucial that these "czars" are investigated by the media. The American people have a right to know who has the president's ear. If that person is a radical like Van Jones, they have to go. That's not a smear campaign, viscious or otherwise. That's the American people keeping control over their own country.

All politicians, including Obama, work for us, the people. We don't want communists telling the president what to do. We don't want radicals of any sort "advising" the chief executive. Van Jones is only the first "czar" to be vetted by the public after not being vetted by the Obama White House. The other "czars" need to be on notice; they're next. They will be questioned. They will be investigated. And if they are radicals like Jones they will be ousted, too.

America belongs to we, the people, not to radicals who sympathize with our enemies. Those people belong in the gutter not the government. Maybe now Obama realizes that and will ditch any other scum he has working for him. If not, he should prepare for a long, hot autumn.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

A Historical Difference

Barack Obama, Muslim brown noser par excellence, is prepping to prosecute CIA interrogators for the crime of doing the job of keeping this country safe. As I contemplate this surreal state of affairs I'm struck at how this country has degenerated in just a generation.

On September 11, 2001 more Americans died at the hands of foreign attackers than died at Pearl Harbor. Less than 5 years after Pearl Harbor this country had ground Pearl's attackers and their allies into dust and sent them back to the pit of Hell from whence they came. To accomplish that feat the United States of America put 16,000,000 men in uniform, imprisoned over 100,000 citizens and legal residents in internment camps, instituted press censorship, laid waste to huge stretches of terra firma, and nuked two cities off the face of the earth. And we did this unencumbered by the bizarre and self-hating notion that destroying our enemies violated our values. But now things have changed.

Nearly 8 years after September 11, far from defeating our enemies with pride, determination, and no apologies, we are on the verge of prosecuting the people who kept us safe from another hideous attack. I can't believe the world we're now living in. I bet the Greatest Generation is profoundly sorry it sacrificed so much just so the country could end up like this.