Saturday, February 28, 2009
Personally I think the global warming talk is a crock of putrid steaming hot fecal matter. A synthesized issue which profiteers such as Mr. Jones and Mr. Gore are exploiting so obviously PSBO the radical leftist that he is will be all about all things green. I can understand the SOBU attendees getting excited at the prospect of "Pookie" getting a job. But Van Jones took it too far with his Barack saving you and the whole wide world comment. Yet, these same negroes standing, whistling and applauding will swear up and down that Barack is not their Messiah.
I'm going to have to file this post under "black pathology". We will fall for just about anything said if the delivery is right. Mr. Jones with all of his neck rolling and rousing verbiage convinced an auditorium full of black folks that Barack Obama was not only their personal savior but the saviour of the whole, wide world. I need to go vomit now.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Rhetorically speaking how can you not love President Barack Obama:
"The answers to our problems … exist in our laboratories and universities, in our fields and our factories, in the imaginations of our entrepreneurs and the pride of the hardest-working people on Earth. Those qualities that have made America the greatest force of progress and prosperity in human history we still possess in ample measure." (PBO)
How can logic, and reason and good old common horse sense compete with all of these promises?
As my daughter watched the speech last night (and I twittered) she was so angry with me. She couldn't understand my skeptism. I had to call to her remembrance our trip to Arizona and New Mexico a few years ago. On this trip she was fascinated with the whole concept of Indians being placed on reservations and asked "Why don't they leave?". On these reservations the Indians get free health care, education, housing, food, etc. all from the government. Their lives didn't appear to be easy -- nope, no Utopia there. (Yeah, I know that wasn't the best example but I had to think quickly)
Here are Elements of A Responsible Budget Proposal complements of the Heritage Foundation:
Keep the “Stimulus” Temporary - The President should pledge to oppose any attempts to make permanent any stimulus provisions that are not fully offset by lower-priority spending cuts. This spending was sold to the American people as temporary, and that promise should be kept. Extending this spending would require permanently raising taxes by nearly $3,000 per household.
Resist False Promises of a Free Lunch - Some have suggested that Obama can expand Medicare drug subsidies for seniors as well as add millions of Americans to government health care rolls without increasing the health care budget. This is completely unrealistic. Such government expansions are totally unaffordable in today’s economic and budgetary climate.
Address Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid - These three programs already comprise 40 percent of all spending and are growing 7 percent annually on autopilot as 77 million baby boomers begin retiring. There is no way to bring the federal budget under control—or even close to balance—until these programs are reformed. To bring honesty back to Washington, President Obama should incorporate the massive long-term unfunded obligations of these programs into his budget and require Congress to focus on the long-term fiscal implications of their policies.
Support Spending Caps - In each of the past two years, Congress has passed budgets expanding discretionary spending by 8 percent. On top of that, they enacted $333 billion in “emergency” spending in 2008 and passed a $1.1 trillion “stimulus” this year. Clearly, the budget process created to help lawmakers set priorities and make trade-offs has collapsed. Enforceable spending caps can provide the structural rules necessary to make the difficult but necessary budget choices.
Avoid Harmful Tax Hikes - Higher tax rates discourage work, investment, saving, and entrepreneurial activity. Though Obama may propose that he will not raise taxes until 2011, the fact is the threat of these higher taxes is already depressing economic activity in the middle of the recession. Businesses are already foregoing investments in equipment anticipating Obama’s inevitable tax hikes. If all of the tax cuts enacted during the Bush Administration expire, families would see a tax increase of $2,000 per year on average and an additional loss of $1,800 per year due to slower economic growth. The average job growth for each congressional district would be reduced by over 2,000 jobs.The character traits Obama invoked last night - personal responsibility, hard work, sacrifice, entrepreneurial creativity, resiliency, decency, and fairness - are the key to our economic recovery, not massive new government intervention in the lives of Americans. Our government should be pursuing policies that free the American people to pursue their dreams, not suffocating the American people with new spending, taxes and government mandates.
"Whenever I assert that people who fail to pay their mortgages should not receive help from the government (they should rent), the Left argues that many of these borrowers were swindled by predatory lenders. The Left claims that some people signed adjustable rate mortgages when the banks knew that these people would never be able to pay the loan back. Then when the monthly payments increase, the bank steps in to reclaim the home.
Ignoring whether or not predatory lending actually takes place, and whether it is a sufficient justification to allow the government to renegotiate mortgages, I have a simple question: How is the definition of predatory lending different from the actual implementation of the stimulus package?
Right now, the government knows that Americans do not have $1 Trillion+ to spend. But, the federal government nevertheless printed money to transfer to State governments, some of which are bankrupt already. California comes to mind.
Now, citizens within those States will be required to pay this stimulus back, and the rate of payment, and burden on society, is going to adjust significantly because of: 1) Inflation; and 2) Interest. If $1 Trillion is borrowed, expect the citizens to be required to pay back a few hundred billion on top of the principle. So what is the difference between this practice and predatory lending?
To answer my own question: The difference is that this economic stimulus package is not just taking place in theory. Another difference is that when America forecloses on repaying this economic stimulus package, we lose much more than a home underwater. We lose the United States of America." (Source)- Emphasis Added
But I am sure that this matters not to many Americans who are still high on the Obamiate of "Hope & Change".
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
15) The stimulus bill is the single largest spending bill in the history of humankind and yet, Obama is running around telling everyone how he's going to cut the deficit in a few years. Obama claiming to be a deficit hawk -- that's like getting a lecture on honesty from Bill Clinton. (He is pissing on America's leg and telling us it's raining -- what's worse is that many American's believe him!)
14) ACORN, which engaged in large scale voter fraud during the 2008 election that won't be seriously investigated because Obama is in the White House, is now unapologetically breaking into houses across the country and encouraging squatters. Apparently, if you're a liberal group, you are above the law as long as the Obama administration is in the White House.
13) Despite the fact that America just conclusively proved it's not a racist nation by electing the first black President, race hustling bottom feeders like Al Sharpton and Julian Bond are making ridiculous charges of racism over an obviously non-racial cartoon. I thought the implicit promise of the Left was that electing Obama would put the race hustlers out of business? (Why, would he think that? Black folks are indoctrinated in our schools, churches, and family reunions to "never forget" so and we won't--unfortunately. I don't mean to diminish the struggle of our ancestors but we need to move forward at some point.)
12) Despite all the doomsday talk that we're hearing about how only European style socialism can save us from another depression, this recession isn't even close to being as bad as the one we endured in the early eighties. The utter lack of perspective about this topic is disturbing. (PSBO knows this but he is counting on the willful ignorance of his acolytes who will promulgate this propaganda)
11) Barack Obama has already broken more campaign promises in a month than George Bush did in eight years. He's a living, breathing example of everything people hate about politics. He's habitually dishonest, will say anything if it benefits him politically, and he has already doled out more taxpayer money to his supporters via the stimulus bill than any politician in history.
10) Many of the same moderate Republicans who helped destroy the party over the last 4 years by pushing big spending, big government, pro-illegal immigration policies, and worst of all, John McCain, are once again declaring that the solution to our problems is to pursue many of the same policies that allowed the Democrats to take almost total control of D.C. "Thanks, but no thanks" for the "helpful" advice. (That's because they are not fiscally conservative -- they should not be re-elected)
9) It's grotesque to see the worshipful treatment Obama is getting. It seems like his face is on the cover of half the magazines in the country, the press treats him with kid gloves, and they're naming schools after him. Meanwhile, he's just another sleazy politician who has yet to show an aptitude for much of anything other than reading off of a teleprompter. (Lawd knows this is the beautiful truth!!!)
8) In what is sure to be the first of many betrayals, Arlen Specter, Olympia Snowe, and Susan Collins sold the Republican Party and the American people down the river on the stimulus package. The amazing thing was not that they caved, since it has come to be expected from those three, but that they prostituted themselves to the Democrats so cheaply. Had they simply held out for another week or two, they could have given the GOP much more leverage, shaved at least another hundred billion off the stimulus package, and could have acquired tens of millions more in goodies for their constituents.
7) The Treasury Secretary, Tim Geithner, is a tax cheat. Let me repeat that: Timothy Geithner, the guy who is the head honcho of the IRS, is a tax cheat. One more time, Tim Geithner, the guy who will be in charge when the Obama administration institutes what will probably be the single largest tax increase in American history, later in Obama's first term, is a tax cheat. (I'll repeat it too...THE HEAD OF THE IRS TIM GEITHNER, PSBO'S APPOINTEE IS A TAX CHEAT)
6) Despite the fact that the Big 3 automakers have been so thoroughly destroyed by the unions that work for them that they have to come begging for billions per month just to survive, the Democratic Party is getting ready to try to ram a card check bill through the Senate that would expand the presence of unions all across the country. That's like finding a turd in the punch bowl and just tossing it into the lemonade. (lol, that was pretty funny)
5) The single most successful program of the Clinton years, welfare reform, has already been essentially repealed with no debate via the stimulus package. It's part of Obama's attempt to radically transform the country before the American people fully realize what's happening. So far, judging by the lack of discussion over welfare reform, it seems to be working. (Norman Thomas, A US Socialist Party Presidential candidate in the 1940's said this:"The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism,....But under the name of ‘liberalism,’ they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program, until one day, America will be a socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”)
4) The very same government that destroyed the banking industry by forcing it to make loans to people who couldn't pay them back is now using the very crisis it created to try to nationalize the banking industry. This is like making an arsonist the new fire chief after he burned down the fire station and 3-4 city blocks surrounding it.
3) Barack Obama is like Jimmy Carter on speed. In anticipation of the American people vomiting at the mere mention of his name in the future, he's trying to cram every single thing on the liberal wish list through so fast that our legislators don't even have time to read the bills that they're voting on. (Not sure I agree completely, I think the liberals who control the indoctrination of children in the public schools will make sure that PSBO looks good throughout the annals of history)
2) We're literally going to spend hundreds of billions of dollars rewarding people for failing to pay their mortgages. Granted, they're not going to admit to that, but when people who pay their mortgages on time get nothing while people who aren't paying their mortgages get a break, courtesy of their fellow citizens' tax dollars, what else can it be called other than a reward for irresponsibility? (Well, Saul Alinsky -- de facto PSBO would call it mission accomplished! Alinsky's modis operandi included going for the jugular of the middle class)
1) Prior to the stimulus bill being passed, the Congressional Budget Office estimated that the recession we're in would be over by the 2nd half of 2009. In other words, we're going to spend 1.2 trillion dollars on a stimulus bill and best case scenario, it could pull us out of a recession 3-6 months early. Of course, it seems more likely that all the government interference and massive increases in debt could extend, rather than shorten the length of the recession. If we're not out of it by 2010, we know who deserves the blame. (This DJBA is why the "pinheads" on Fox are calling it "Obama's Recession")
"You cannot bring prosperity by discouraging thrift.
You cannot help small men by tearing down big men.
You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong.
You cannot lift the wage earner by pulling down the wage payer.
You cannot help the poor man by destroying the rich.
You cannot keep out of trouble by spending more than your income.
You cannot further brotherhood of men by inciting class hatred.
You cannot establish security on borrowed money.
You cannot build character and courage by taking away man’s initiative and independence.
You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves" - Rev. William J.H. Boetcker
I believe that the "Yes We Can" crowd should have a considered this before they jumped on the proverbial band wagon.
Monday, February 23, 2009
"An honest assessment of the last election must conclude that Obama got more votes because of the color of his skin than were cast against him for it.
In fact, the sin of hatred as understood by the term "racism" is no more prevalent today than any other symptom of the fall of man. To call our society "racist" is no different or more nonsensical than calling it "slothful", "greedy", "proud", or "covetous." Human beings are imperfect......
But of course the charges of "racism" and endless calls for "dialogue" about race are more about power grabs, money and intimidation than sin. The race industry thrives on empty rhetoric and phantom threats to maintain a position of legitimacy. And the intimidation works, like nothing that has gone before. The pejorative label "racist" is to be feared above all else. Thus universities and corporations feel compelled to fund and house diversity bureaucracies promulgating the absurdity of eliminating racism by attempting to magnify and infuse race as a factor in every human interaction....
Real racism camouflages itself in the righteousness of modern liberalism. Clothing itself in virtuous reaction to ancient wrongs, the liberal mind scoffs at the reality evinced in Patrick Moynahan's famous warning of the "dumbing down of deviancy" or as more delicately put by Bush the Younger as the "soft bigotry of low expectations." Assessing objectively the pathologies of culture and destabilizing tendencies, attitudes, and behavior are off-limits. Serious inquiries must take pre-ordained paths or else. (Trivia question: Dr. James Watson - genius who discovered DNA? or idiotic quack?) One thing is clear. Only orthodoxy will be accepted in this realm.
Deplorably, the "real" racism of the racism industry trivializes the evil of actual racism, the ethnic hatred based on skin color, tribe, religion and culture that wreak havoc around the globe. (Especially on the continent of Africa, a fact virtually ignored by complacent self described African-Americans.) If the race-baiters noticed the horrific destruction of Zimbabwe done by Mugabe, turning the breadbasket of Africa into a desolate wasteland through anti-white policies, it somehow has not engendered the outrage that a city comptroller's use of the word "niggardly" to describe budget policies did on the insensitivity scale. Actual racism fosters poverty, injustice, and war. Fake racism makes headlines.
Power and money trump racism in America by a very, very long shot. The race industry fosters influence, jobs, contracts, and suasion. The type of people, nominal liberals, who get thrills from a black-skinned President, should recognize the assumptions they bring with their enthusiasm.
Real racism in America presupposes the inadequacy of dark-skinned Americans and the inherent ignominy of whites; it reveals itself in a self-satisfied nostalgia for redemptive struggle and refusal to accept present realities.
America is a nation that has proven itself to be beyond the pitfalls of endemic and debilitating so-called racism. A civil war and a civil rights movement were the necessary purgation and trials to bear in bringing us to our present condition. It is time to delight in the common good, recognize the efforts of our forbears, and start to judge individuals by the size of their hearts and the strength of their characters." (Source)
As Black American's we have been told "Never Forget" but somehow never forgetting has taken on a different meaning for us than it has other groups and that's unfortunate.
Sunday, February 22, 2009
My favorite part:
BEHAR: People felt that you were pissed when you left. I'm just saying -- OK. So what do you think about this stimulus bill?
Do you think that...
COULTER: I think it's a disaster.
BEHAR: You think it's a disaster.
COULTER: It's the Reward Failure Act of 2009. I mean it's not -- I like the title and so did most Americans. Support for it went from about 80 percent when people only knew the title to about 37 percent as people would find out more and more about it -- stimulative of big huge government programs. It rewards failure.
And who's going to be left holding the bag?
The middle class of America.
BEHAR: Yes, but, you know, your party has done nothing in the past eight years to fix any of this. They ran up the deficit.
COULTER: Well, it only started last fall.
BEHAR: I don't know what you're talking about.
Of course you don't Joy, you incredibly ignorant twit!!!!
Friday, February 20, 2009
Very loose transcription.....
How can you possibly live in the freest nation in the world and only see oppression?
How can you live in the least imperialist power in human history and see us as the ultimate in imperialism?
How can you live in the least bigoted nation in human history and as Joe Biden said "see racism lurking in every dark shadow"? (Well even I wouldn't say America is the "least" bigoted nation in human history)
The democrats are wrong on just about every issue...quite literally every issue. Not just wrong as wrong can be but 180 degrees from right..diametrically opposed to that which is good, right and successful. This is not an accident. This is part of a philosophy that dominates the whole of Western Europe.
The Modern Liberal will invariably side with evil over good; wrong over right; behaviors that lead to failure over those that lead to success. Give a Modern Liberal a choice between Saddam Hussein and the United States and he will not only side with Saddam Hussein but will slander America and Americans to do so. Give them a choice between the vicious mass murderer, corrupt terrorist dictator Yasser Arafat and the tiny wonderful democracy of Israel and he will plagiarize maps, forge documents, engage in blood libels as did our former President Jimmy Carter to side with terrorist organizations and to attack the tiny state.
It's not just foreign policy, it's domestic policy, its EVERY policy. Given the choice between promoting teenage abstinence and teenage promiscuity they will use their movies (Hollywood is overwhelming liberal), TV shows and even their schools to promote teenage promiscuity as cool. For example the movie American Pie where you are a loser unless have had sex with your best-friends mother while you are still a child. Conversely (not sure why he uses this word) NARAL a pro-abortion group masquerading as a pro-choice group will hold a fundraiser called "F" abstinence, and it's not just "F" it's the entire word because promoting vulgarity is also a part of their agenda.
So the question becomes why? How do they think they are making a better world? Well, the first thing that comes to mind as you try so hard to desperately understand is that if they always side with evil then they must be evil. But we have a problem with that don't we? We all know too many people who fit this category who aren't evil. So if they are not evil then the next place your mind takes you to is that they must be incredibly stupid. They don't mean to always side with evil, failed and wrong they just don't know what they are doing. But this is problematic as well -- you can't say Bill Maher is a stupid man (or Barack Obama) You can't say Ward Churchill and all of these academics are stupid people. Frankly, if they were stupid they would be right more often. Even a broken clock is right twice a day; even a blind squirrel finds an acorn now and then. So if they are not stupid and they are not evil then what's their plan? How do they think they are making a better world by siding with Saddam Hussein? By keeping his rape and torture rooms open? By seeking the destruction of a democracy of Jews? How do they think they can make a better world by promoting to children behaviors that are inappropriate and cause diseases and unwanted pregnancies and ruin people's lives?
What I discovered is the Modern Liberals look back over all of human civilization and knows only one thing for sure-- that none of the ideas that mankind has come up with, none of the religions, philosophies, ideologies, or forms of government have succeeded in creating a world devoid of war, poverty, crime and injustice. So they are convinced all of the ideas of man have proved to be wrong. The REAL cause of war, poverty, crime and injustice must be found-- can ONLY be found in the attempt to be right. See if nobody ever thought they were right then what would we disagree about? If we didn't disagree surely we wouldn't fight. If we didn't fight then we wouldn't go to war. Without war their would be no poverty (I'm not sure how that works...but ok) Without poverty no crime. Without crime no injustice. It's a Utopian vision. All that's required to usher in Utopia is the rejection of all fact, reason, evidence, logic, truth, morality and decency.
What is so Orwellian and virtually everything about this philosophy is Orwellian is that the Modern Liberals are as illiberal as you can imagine. What you have are people who think the best way to eliminate rational thought, and the best way to eliminate the attempt to be right is to work always to prove that right isn't right; and to prove that wrong isn't wrong. Think of John Lennon's song Imagine -- "Imagine there are no countries" -- not imagine great countries, not imagine defeat Nazi's. "Imagine no religion"(well, that reminds me of PSBO question whose religion will we teach -- Al Sharpton's or James Dobson comment) . And the key line is imagine a time when everything that mankind values is devalued and "there is nothing left to kill or die for".
Well, it only gets richer but I'm tired of typing....watch the video.
I get it now....the black quasi-socialist progressive fundamentalist racism chaser just wants America to understand that it is all about US. The world revolves around US. White people need to just bow down and start licking our boots because we (black people) are entitled to our government funds at any cost! At least that's the tone I'm getting for the U.S. Rep James Clyburn, D-SC.:
COLUMBIA, S.C. – The highest-ranking black congressman said Thursday that
opposition to the federal stimulus package by southern GOP governors is "a slap
in the face of African-Americans."
U.S. Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., said he
was insulted when the governors of Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and his home state, which have large black populations, said they might not accept some of
the money from the $787 billion stimulus package…
"These four governors represent states that are in the proverbial black belt," Clyburn said.
A spokesman for South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford accused Clyburn of playing the
"Spending money at the federal level that we do not have
represents a future tax increase on all South Carolinian, regardless of their color," Sanford spokesman Joel Sawyer said in an e-mail statement. "And in the process of doing so, he’s ripping off everyone he claims to represent."
Clyburn spokeswoman Hope Derrick later said Clyburn didn’t mean he thought
those governors were racially motivated in their opposition, but that rejecting
stimulus money would hurt black residents.
Clyburn began his remarks to reporters Thursday by talking about the Juneteenth celebration, which marks when slaves in Texas finally learned they had been freed by the Emancipation Proclamation more than a year after it happened.
"Knowing my history and knowing Texas history, all of this, it was a slap in the face of African-Americans," Clyburn said. (Source)
This is a classic example of what the democrat party has incubated. Black folks are poor, dejected, disadvantaged and entitled to government funds no matter what the cost! Does Rep. Clyburn represent all South Carolinians or just black ones? We need to start seeing ourselves as Americans not some special class of people who are entitled to money, jobs, promotions,loans etc. that we have not earned, merited, or qualifed for on the basis of income or credit. Perhaps then we will be treated as "real" equals and not contrived ones. I don't want to be in the "Special Olympics" for the game of life. If we are just as gifted and talented then lets start acting like it and stop holding our hands out.
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Bob Parks of Black & Right writes:
I'm sure we all remember the pummeling President George W. Bush received over the federal response to New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. It was ugly. Even Barack Obama bashed President Bush on the subject. One would think President Obama's stimulus plan would pour money into New Orleans' levees in need.
Think again, and no Democrat is saying anything about it….
The economic stimulus signed by President Barack Obama will spread billions of dollars across the country to spruce up aging roads and bridges. But there's not a dime specifically dedicated to fixing leftover damage from Hurricane Katrina.And there's no outrage about it.
Democrats who routinely criticized President George W. Bush for not sending more money to the Gulf Coast appear to be giving Obama the benefit of the doubt in his first major spending initiative.
And why are we surprised.(Source - emphasis added)
We are not surprised Mr. Parks because PSBO can do no wrong. He walks on water and his flatulence smells like "fresh-baked cookies and lime skittles" (h/t to brotherkomrade for that line)
Anybody with half a brain knows that PSBO did not write the stimulus bill (I doubt seriously if he even read it) So, naturally I don't think it was a racist attack against him. Why would I think that....I don't think he is a chimp. I don't see a chimp looking in the mirror back at me in the mirror so why praytell would that be my first thought regarding this cartoon? Racism chasers, however, of course they will see racism. Maybe they think of themselves as highly evolved chimpanzees or maybe they just think white folks lie awake at night thinking of ways to malign black people...who knows. Liberal white folks may see racism but what do they know? They are so punked by racism chasers that they "pretend" to see "human" not color. White folks who are racist are probably amused by the cartoon and do think of PSBO as a chimp. So, I guess the cartoon is open to interpretation because racism is in the eye of the beholder.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
"The light of the new age is here (Forrest Whittaker)
I think it's facinating that I live in a country with so many idiots. They come in all shapes, sizes, and colors; all income levels and pedigree...Simply amazing!!!!
To reiterate -- If you are suffering from the effects of Obamalism there is help available. It can be found by seeking the one true answer to life's problems -- Jesus Christ.
The natural consequences of such behavior – pregnancy and childbirth – and the associated financial burdens of "unplanned parenthood" were easily offset. One could either choose to engage in homosexual conduct or – with child sacrifice available on demand – could simply take part in another fertility ceremony to "terminate" the unwanted child.
Though the "Christian left" represent what is arguably a negligible minority within larger Christianity, the liberal media have, nonetheless, embraced their cause and seized upon their popularity among elites as evidence that the so-called "Christian right" (read: biblical Christianity) is losing influence – that Christianity is, somehow, "catching up with the times."
Because emergent Christianity fails the authenticity test whenever subjected to even the most perfunctory biblical scrutiny, I suspect it will eventually go – for the most part – the way of the pet rock or the Macarena. But this does not absolve leaders within the evangelical community from a duty to call leaders of this counter-biblical revolution on their heresy. It's not a matter of right versus left; it's a matter of right versus wrong – of biblical versus non-biblical.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr. MD writes"
"Modern liberalism's irrationality can only be understood as the product of psychopathology. So extravagant are the patterns of thinking, emoting, behaving and relating that characterize the liberal mind that its relentless protests and demands become understandable only as disorders of the psyche." "The Liberal Mind" reveals the madness of the modern liberal for what it is: a massive transference neurosis acted out in the world's political arenas, with devastating effects on the institutions of liberty."
Such as a black conservative's liberty to be a black conservative without being labeled a "boot-lickin' lawn jockey coon-servative". (Yeah, I know it's kind of funny in a school yard, jonin' kind of way--but isn't it time to put away childish things?)
I have stated many times before that my faith effects my worldview and I have begun to wonder why this isn't the case for all persons of faith. I believe that many professed Christians have a said faith only and not a deep abiding faith and are therefore "cultural Christians". I just can't think of any other reason that people can lay their faith down when it comes to social issues and voting on social policy. I mean, isn't that the point of your faith? To bring light to the world. To be the salt of the earth? I read a compelling article this morning by Brannon Howse which I have reprinted here because I think it speaks to some of the concerns that people of faith should have with PSBO and his administration.
Obama's economic advisor Robert Reich, who served as labor secretary under President Clinton, testified before the House Steering and Policy Committee Jan. 7, 2009, on federal funding of infrastructure projects throughout the nation.
"It seems to me that infrastructure spending is a very important and good way of stimulating the economy. The challenge will be to do it quickly, to find projects that can be done that will have a high social return that also can be done with the greatest speed possible. I am concerned, as I'm sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers. I have nothing against white male construction workers I'm just saying there are a lot of other people who have needs as well. There are ways in which the money can be, criteria can be set so the money does go to others, the long term unemployed, minorities, women."
Can you imagine what the media and cultural elite would say if the agenda was to only give federal contracts for infrastructure to whites and NOT minorities and women? The last two groups that can be discriminated against in America without consequences are Christians and white males. If you happen to be both a Christian and a white male then you are really a target in today's politically correct culture. (I know some are going to question why I should be concerned about white christian males. So let me just say that my concern is that we are taking "political correctness" too far -- i.e. It's politically incorrect to say Merry Christmas - CBW)
I am proud of the fact that we have made much progress in race relations in America and the election of President Obama is proof of this. We have room for improvement but the Obama Administration is seeking to divide not unite. Act 17:29, says we are of one blood and there is only one race, not multiple races. There are many people groups but there is only one race; the human race.
The Cultural Marxists will continue to use their social justice programs to divide Americans into victimized groups for their own political agenda.
I predict that one group that will be employed by the federal tax dollars that were paid in by the hated "white, high skilled people who are already professionals" and the "white male construction workers" will be illegal aliens.
I predict the Obama Administration will not only give illegal aliens high paying jobs through this federal infrastructure program, but also citizenship. With citizenship comes the right to vote and thereby securing election after election for the Cultural Marxists.
Responding to the testimony of Robert Reich, was U.S. Representative Charles Rangel, D-N.Y. Rangel had no problem with what Reich was proposing. In fact, Rangel wants to implement even more federal dictates to the states. Rangel said the federal government, must "remove the discretion" about where the money would be spent and how it would be spent. Governors and legislatures would have no say on how the money will be spent. Reich agreed and said, "Governors ought to be, should be given a choice of signing on the bottom line or not."
Now hold on to your hat. Rangel said when the "middle class" hears about their plan; the middle class will do nothing. Rangel said:
"One thing that you can depend on, you don't have to be worried about what the middle class is going to do. Things are so bad, they have to put food on their tables, get clothes for their kids, get them in school."
The more I read, hear, and research, the more I am willing to believe this financial crisis which was mostly birthed in the Clinton Administration and continued by the George W. Bush Administration, was possibly orchestrated in order to destroy the middle class and implement radical, extreme socialism.
Who is the largest employer in America? The answer is small business. Who runs small businesses? The middle class largely run small businesses in America. Who supports pro-family, pro-life organizations like Worldview Weekend, The American Family Association, Focus on the Family and other groups that oppose the humanistic, global governance worldview of the cultural elite? Who is the most politically active for faith, family and freedoms? Who funds Christian radio, missions, and the spread of the Gospel? What group of Americans most understands history, has served in the military, and is opposed to socialism? What group makes up the largest members of the Reagan Revolution? The answer to all these questions is the middle class.
The social engineers know that if the middle class is consumed with food, shelter, clothing and employment; and paying taxes, most will not even notice what is happening in the area of public policy. Those that do see what is happening will not be able to do anything about it because as Rangel said, they are overwhelmed with the basics of life.
Barack Obama's White House Chief of Staff, Rahm, Emanuel told business leaders in a November 2008 meeting that the financial crisis was "an opportunity to do things you could not do before."
The goals of Cultural Marxism are primarily the destruction of Christianity and the creation of chaos. The ultimate goal is to move from Cultural Marxism to traditional Marxism and that is what is happening to America today. Obama, the Clintons, Rangel, Reich, Emanuel and Obama's entire Administration is committed to moving from Cultural Marxism to traditional Marxism. To get there they must destroy and distract their only real obstacle…the middle class. (Source - emphasis added)
So my beef is more with "cultural Christians" than "cultural Marxist" in that I am persuaded that what is happening in America is an attempt to destroy Christianity. So if cultural Marxist are primarily concerned with destroying Christianity then cultural Christians are allowing it to happen because they are so filled with adoration and reverence for Barack Obama that they do not realize that their values are being assaulted.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This list was compiled by the blogger Sweetness & Light:
1. Make government open and transparent.
2. Make it "impossible" for Congressmen to slip in pork barrel projects.
3. Meetings where laws are written will be more open to the public. (Even Congressional Republicans shut out.)
4. No more secrecy.
5. Public will have 5 days to look at a bill.
6. You’ll know what’s in it.
7. We will put every pork barrel project online.
But I'm sure his devoted acolytes won't be so bothered to let facts get in the way of reason -- after all "Bush Lied/People Died" (or so they say).I figured I save them the trouble of responding.
I wish I could say that this was photoshopped but it isn't...You can find this display in the Children's section of Borders Books in Dallas,TX on McKinney Avenue. H/T to Texas Rainmaker for posting pictures. I called the store 214-219-0512 and I was advised that those books were placed there because of "overflow" of the history and social studies section on the left .....um,huh right. The CHILDREN'S SECTION!!!!....smells like a little brain-washing, and indoctrination to me. I told them they should remove the religion placard above those books or move the books because the implication of that display is abominable! It's Sunday, I'm allowed to Bible Thump today.
Just as I was starting to think maybe it is all in my head...maybe people aren't worshiping PSBO, maybe he just has the "rock star" effect on people because he is the first black president. Then this...Ya'll better wake up. We are in an Obamanation and God can't be pleased.
Friday, February 13, 2009
"Transition 2009," sponsored by Georgetown University and Politico. The
public was invited to the event -- students free of charge and everybody else
for a fee. But at the last minute, Georgetown announced that Plouffe's speech
would be "closed press," even though the speech was being given in the National
Press Club ballroom, described on a plaque at the door as "the sanctum sanctorum
of American journalists." (Source)
I have to give it to PSBO and his crew -- they steel cajones. How do you justify banning the press from a public event at the National Press Club? Blame it on someone else. Yes, the preferred modis operandi of the liberal elite. Plouffe blamed Georgetown University -- GTU says they were enforcing his wishes.
These next 4 or 8 years are going to be so much fun.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
So where has she placed her faith? Who is her savior? Wide is the road to destruction and it's so unfortunate that 93% of black folks are headed in that direction. Ok, that wasn't fair just because you voted for Barack doesn't make YOU delusional. But to borrow DJ Black Adams term... I'm jus sayin'. What in the world was this lady thinking? She isn't alone lots of people feel that Barack the "magic" President is magical enough to heal the land. But I did learn this afternoon that the stimulus will translate to an additional $13 per week.
(Did she say "we was gonna get it "tooken" care of?)
Vlogger FaithandReasons discusses the differences between George Bush's faith-based initiatives and Barack Obama's faith based initiatives and why Christian Ministries should pass on available funding under PSBO's "faith-based" initiative executive order.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
First, Mrs. Hughes did receive help from an Obama supporter and that's a good thing. Secondly, I was a bit put-off by her petition...seems like she was praying. I mean really she's asking him for a job, a car, a house and a kitchen. As if Barack (The messiah) was there to feed the masses with 2 loaves of bread and a fish. Thirdly, did you happen to catch a gander at the middle-aged white lady in the white jacket? The expression on her face was utter awe and wonder-- OMG she folds her hands utters I love you Barack (read her lips) and folds her hand reverently. If that isn't Obamamanical then I don't know what is.
Oh yes, and then there is 19 year old Julio Osegueda:
It's almost unfair to post this because this guy is clearly intellectually challenged but didn't he look like he was standing before the alter with his hands raises in praise? This is what Mr. Osequeda said to Keith Olbermann last night:
Olbermann: "Were you satisfied with the president's actual answer to your question about improving your benefits?"
Osegueda: "Yes, I was. I was truly blessed. The answer that Mr. President Obama gave me was such a motivation that made me feel as if success is around the corner. Just keep trying hard and don't stop for anything."
He was "truly blessed" -- just being in PSBO's presence gave him motivation he felt like success was just around the corner. Mr. Osequeda needs to be added to Attorneymom's acclaimed "Sit Your Azz Down List".
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
"I am livid. Your stupidity on the fundamentals of economics is breathtaking. You blame Republican tax cuts as “not working?” Jesus Christ, man!!! George Bush’s tax cuts cost a total of $1.4 trillion dollars over 8 years. Here’s the link. Not my opinion, it is a fact.
Meanwhile, the Federal Government spent an additional $4.9 trillion dollars. Barack, open your taxi cab ears and listen–the Federal Government, thanks to Republican negligence, doubled the national debt from $5.7 trillion to $10.6 trillion in eight years. That means the U.S. borrowed more money than it could repay.
Do you understand, sir?
Tax cuts did not break the Federal budget. Tax cuts did not immerse the Federal Government in a level of debt not seen ever in the history of the United States. Spending by the Congress and the President helped break the bank. And your “solution” to the current crisis–which was brought on by people and institutions spending money they did not have and borrowing money they could not repay–is to have the Federal government borrow more money it cannot repay and spend it? Are you shitting me?
I am not defending those Republican assholes who acted so recklessly and irresponsibly. They are guilty. But their stupidity does not give you license or excuse to be equally idiotic.
Here’s the scary number. U.S. GDP (i.e. Gross Domestic Product or the output of goods and services produced by labor and property located in the United States) is $14.2 trillion. Our Federal debt is approaching $11 trillion. In other words, our debt represents almost 80% of our annual economic output and GDP is shrinking while the amount of the debt is increasing.
Do get it? If you are in a lifeboat in the midst of the ocean and it is taking on water the last thing you want to do is start pouring more water into the boat.
Sorry, I cut you no break on this. Stupid is as stupid does. Only in this case your monumental ignorance is putting a nation at risk.
UPDATE–As is typical of the obama disciple, SFHillary, he reads things into my observations that are not there. Who has called for “doing nothing?” Not me.
Let’s focus the stimulus on where if should be.
First, cut government spending. How? Every employee of the Federal Government who is in the Senior Executive Service (i.e., holds the equivalent of a senior rank, starting at the 1 star general level) should take a 20% pay cut. Employees at the GS 11-15 should take a 15% pay cut, and those at GS 10 and below should take a 10% cut. Lead by example and make the government lead.
The money freed up by those cuts can be redirected to pay to help people who are in debt over their heads stay in their homes.
This much is certain–adding to the size of the Federal Government will not stimulate the economy and provide for sustained growth.
Second, a reduction on the interest rates of adjustable home loans. This will be arbitrary and costly but the Federal Government will offer to buy up bad mortgages and in turn will charge the folks paying on those mortgages a lower interest rate. The goal is to keep people in their homes, reduce their monthly expenses, and give them a reasonable chance of saving their property. That offers a better chance of stimulating economic growth than having houses go vacant.
Third, no matter how noble or necessary you may think an investment in infrastructure is you must understand that such public works projects do little by way of general economic stimulus. Rebuilding roads, sewers or schools may give us a spiffier nation down the road but it is like any project–if you want to remodel your home you still have to come up with the cash or get a loan. Just because it is the Federal Government does not mean those rules no longer apply."(Source) - emphasis added
Monday, February 9, 2009
Jay Stapleton of National Prayer Ministry....
Click Here to View DeMint's Speech on the floor of the senate
Click Here to read the portion of the stimulus bill that bans religious activities
I wonder if Veep Biden thinks Michael Steele is "clean and articulate".
"Just before the election, Barack Obama made fifteen references to "pie" in 100 seconds of a speech -- all about dividing up that yummy pie of the American economy. His audience laughed and chanted, "Pie! Pie!" to show how hungry they were. In one fell swoop Obama gave away the rapacity of socialism. In his first weeks of his presidency the world has seen how hungry he really is.
Mr. Obama doesn't look like he has an eating problem, but he is hungry, voraciously hungry. Or as Michelle O explained,
"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."
Socialism is rapaciously greedy -- that's what endless envy warfare comes down to. The Left likes to preen itself with the word ‘progressive,' when it is actually the most regressive political strategy in history. The key political move is to seek out the most rapacious people -- not hungry for food but power -- and use them to mobilize an attack on the productive sector, the milk cows of society. It is the most primitive political strategy ever. It goes back to the Romans and long before. Karl Marx merely reinvented a very old and decrepit wheel.
That is why everything is grist for the mill of Obama Marxism. Old-time Marxism just pitted the poor against the rich -- a compelling sympathy play in the 19th century, with grinding poverty, industrial workers living in little better than slavery, and peasant farmers in Europe who were all but slaves, as in Czarist Russia. Then decades of capitalist vitality provided the goods and services for an unprecedented spread of wealth, so that today Joe the Plumber is an instinctive conservative. Industrial workers became prosperous.
So the Left needed a new underclass. That is why the Boomer Left had to find new victim groups -- women who could be made to envy men, blacks to envy whites, homosexuals to envy heterosexuals, the young against their parents, each ethnic group against the other. The New Marxism plays off any victim group against any perceived winner. In this presidential election, the Democrats pitched it perfectly, setting every manipulable group against its favorite scapegoats, symbolized by President Bush and Veep Dick Cheney.
That is why today, in his first month in office, President Obama needs to go after executives who earn more than 500 thousand dollars per year. Marxism has become the politics of universal envy and rapacity, as long as there is a victim group hungry enough to be led into battle against the ever-shifting enemy. That is why racial politics has not been left behind by the Democrats; on the contrary. The United States is more racially sliced and diced than it has been since the Dixiecrats lost their power.
Socialism is rapacious because it has an endless appetite for power. If you doubt it, look at Britain today, where average people -- the productive ones -- are taxed, constantly bullied by the government-owned BBC, and bribed into voting socialist. Prime Minister Gordon Brown has gone to the logical extreme of demanding that British citizens donate their body parts to the National Health Service when they die -- mandatory organ donation, or socialist cannibalism. He calls it ‘presumed consent," which means that if you're dead, the government gets to decide who will re-use your mortal remains.
That is also why the socialist parties in Britain have suicidally imported hundreds of thousands of Pakistani Muslims, and are constantly telling them how welcome they are to import 7th Century Shariah law into the former home of parliaments. Those votes are easy to buy, and jihadi terrorism be damned. Antisemitism is now rife in Britain, whipped up by the radical Left, the BBC, and the Guardian, in alliance with Islamic fascists. It is a shameful loss of decency, no different than any other race baiting politics in human history.
Odacity is voracious because there's never enough free pie. It's the pie supply that grinds to a halt if the bakery is coerced into working without compensation -- a condition that used to be called "slavery." Without suitable incentives, producers can only be forced to work by the threat of punishment. And with full media control, our socialists make sure the baker gets the blame for any sudden pie shortage. We've watched it happen with Big Oil, Big Pharma, Big Coal, and on and on -- but never with Big Media or Big Government. It's easy to tell who the demagogues are -- their names are never on the hit list. As the bitter old Soviet joke went, "Capitalism is the exploitation of man by man. Socialism is the opposite." Only the apparatchiks, the new ruling class, wins.
Our universities have gone that way already. That is why Harvard University dumped President Larry Summers for telling a well-known truth about precocious mathematical talent among boys. Nobody knows exactly why, but the typical genius mathematician is a pimply teenage boy with girl problems. That's been true for centuries, and most of the time it has been a source of pity or ridicule for those socially isolated boys. Today talented mathematical geniuses of the Wrong Sex are the objects of feminist envy. Almost every Harvard faculty member knows all that, but they kept their heads down when the campus Left went after Larry's scalp for telling the truth. That's Politically Correct socialism, and the firing of Larry Summers was designed to chill free speech on all the campuses. It was a power-play, and everybody understood who won. Harvard now has a new set of Feminist Commissars, to make sure that forbidden thoughts are never again spoken in public.
Our media are going bankrupt because their audiences are going away. Why are they committing suicide? Because they have become one with our Leftist political elites. Media mavens may lose their jobs, but they will become PR people in the Obama administration. The universities are happy to hire them, just as California State University hired Leon Panetta to run its "Institute for Public Policy" on its new campus in the spectacular coastal community of Monterey, California. Today he is our new CIA director, with no visible qualifications in the craft of intelligence.
Europe is the model for the Left. But one reason that Europe's elites hate America is that they can no longer keep up their own military defenses. All their taxes go to political payoffs to victim groups and their ruling classes. They have become dependent and hostile, like a drug-addicted teenager. Look at their pitiful answer to Putin's tank invasion of the little country of Georgia. European socialism has been subsidized by our defense dollars for the last six decades. It's because they have eaten their seed corn, sacrificed it to the endless voracity of vote buying politics. They can no longer afford a working military; and they do not have the guts to use what they have even to save the lives of people facing genocide in Africa and Europe itself.
Socialism is rapacious even to the extent of sinking its own ship. Because there's never enough free pie. The Sick Man of Europe is the result of years of deliberate policy. Its pathetic weaknesses reflects purposeful choices by socialist elites in each country, forcing the military and police to hemorrhage until they became helpless and demoralized.
So -- should the United States be more like Sweden? Sweden played coy even in World War Two -- the moral difference between Hitler and Churchill being just too hard for them to figure out. Sweden has profited very nicely from Pax Americana in the last sixty years, but not enough to actually make any contribution to keeping the peace. Sweden is a freeloader -- like all of Europe. Without America's free market and its willingness to be the decent world cop, pacifist Europe would be enslaved by Russia, by Germany, or by any passing mob of throwbacks to the early Middle Ages.
Which leaves the United States with a voracious Barack Obama and millions of power-hungry followers at the helm for the next four to eight years.
Interesting times, no?"(source)-emphasis added
Yes, yes Mr. Lewis these are certainly interesting times.
The spousal unit forced me to listen to The Tom Joyner Morning Show this morning on the drive in to work. Now I understand why too many black folks are mired in ignorance (notice I didn't say all or most I said TOO MANY). Roland Martin was the guest for the 5 minute segment and they were discussing the stimulus bill. Roland Martin said the stimulus bill is a great bill that will stimulate the economy and will immediately provide jobs for 3 million people and added that 2 million people are out of work. He said that the house and congress spoke with leading economist to ensure that the bill was balanced -- a balance between tax cuts and "programs that will stimulate the economy and help the poor" but he continued the Republicans are trying to block the bill . Tom Joyner replied "well there are enough democrats so forgit dim republikins and pass the bill." He repeated this some 5 to 7 times throughout the rest of the segment. Joyner, questioned how tax cuts stimulate the economy to which Roland Martin replied that "they don't" and then proceeded to talk about how much the stimulus bill would be used for education. They painted the Republicans as rich, white bigots who want to keep the "little guy" down. Needless to say, I was yelling at the radio which irritated the spousal unit and we fought (but, I digress).
I wonder how many people who heard that exchange really believe that the stimulus bill is a good thing? I wonder how many people who heard that exchange really believe that republicans just don't care about the poor? I submit that too many will believe it. Not because they are dumb but because they are busy and they don't have time to peruse the nytimes, wsj, and washpo op-eds. They are busy dressing their children for school, making lunches, making dinner, cleanup after dinner, and they depend on the TV and the radio for information. There is no wonder that the liberal left wants to institute the fairness doctrine because they want to control information. They already have the MSM and the black media doing their bidding. I see why they feel the need to silence talk radio hosts like Limbaugh and Hannity -- they can't have people getting the whole story can they?
Friday, February 6, 2009
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Thursday, February 5, 2009
Black Quasi-Socialist Progressive Fundamentalist Racism Chaser Jill Nelson is Angry with The MSM Coverage Of Barack Obama
That being said, I am sorry that journalist are losing jobs(although I am seething with disdain for them for betraying public confidence). But, journalism is died in 2008. They need to embrace the "change" and find another line of work. Politics perhaps....PSBO is hiring.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
H/T to JudyBright for hipping me to this...Ode to MOI (Just kidding)
If I weren't a married lady...let's just leave it at that.
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Monday, February 2, 2009
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