Friday, July 31, 2009


Once again, Obama steps in it:

More perspective from American Thinker.

Barack Obama continues to alienate large chunks of the population. I think his new title should be "Agitator-In-Chief". He has set race relations back years. He has also alienated some of our key allies. Why? Is he really just stupid? I guess Harvard-educated does not translate to being smart.

In another development, Obama has alienated previous Jewish supporters who are now agitated by Obama's position on Jewish housing construction in East Jerusalem. The author, Alan Solow, was a major supporter of Obama in Chicago. This stance does not go unnoticed by the Israeli population. Today they protested against the US for meddling.

The Cambridge Police Unit has requested an Apology From Obama for his 'Stupidly' Remark.

In addition, Sgt. Crowley has received a lot of support amongst his colleagues, as evidenced in this video:

Not bad for one week's work Barry!

BTW, why does the mainstream media keep referring to Gates as a prominent scholar? His actions were hardly scholarly. More along the lines of a street punk.

All told, I'll bet Sgt. Crowley would have liked to tell Barry where he could stick his beer, after Obama's invitation to meet at the White House with Professor Gates to have a friendly discussion over beers. Nonetheless, a "beer summit" photo-op took place at the White House.

More revealing, Barry walked his buddy and Sgt Crowley out to the Rose Garden for their "beer summit" photo-op after leaving the Oval Office.

American Thinker describes the photo:

"I am stunned that the official White House Blog published this picture and that it is in the public domain. The body language is most revealing.

Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious?"

Obama's Self-Absorption

Per American Thinker:

"I am stunned that the official White House Blog published this picture and that it is in the public domain. The body language is most revealing.

Sergeant Crowley, the sole class act in this trio, helps the handicapped Professor Gates down the stairs, while Barack Obama, heedless of the infirmities of his friend and fellow victim of self-defined racial profiling, strides ahead on his own. So who is compassionate? And who is so self-involved and arrogant that he is oblivious?"

The Antichrist?

Beware of demons in our midst!

This is what the trolls live for!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Epiphany: Sarah Palin IS the Tea Party Movement!

I just watched a really good roundtable on PJTV that delved into the subject of why the mainstream media hates Sarah Palin. Bill Whittle, a commentator for PJTV, had the best thought. He predicted that Sarah Palin would come out in support of the Tea Party movement and galvanize its direction.

Can you even imagine the impact that Sarah would have on the Tea Party movement? The Tea Party patriots are already able to mobilize and run counter demonstrations to ACORN at the drop of a hat. Why? Because the Tea Party protesters are passionate and committed. I don't see that changing anytime soon.

ACORN is basically a government-type entity. It PAYS people to go out to certain events in support of our "Agitator-in-Chief". The Tea Party is totally voluntary and its ranks are continuing to grow, as evidenced by countless ad hoc events over the last few weeks. These events continue to be chronicled by the blogoshere and Twitter. When an event that ACORN is staging hits the radar screen of vigilant Tea Party organizers, an email blast goes out to rally the troops and usually brings out amazing numbers of people. This is right up Sarah Palin's alley.

Unfortunately, we can all speculate until the cows come home and until Sarah defines her next move, we're just twisting in the wind. Let's hope that Sarah decides to end our misery and give us something to rally behind.

Sarah, you have an infrastructure, however loose it may be at the present time. It just needs a national leader. I hope you accept this invitation to join the cause. We will not disappoint you!

Birther BS

Article II, Section 1 of the United States Constitution:

"No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to that office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty five years, and been fourteen Years a resident within the United States."

I am really getting tired of all the media coverage about "birthers". This whole notion that Barack Obama was not born in the United States is folly. Beyond that, it takes away from the dialogue that we should be having about Obamacare, Cap 'n Trade, and further government bailouts. I could go on with the list, but you get the idea.

This one item about Barack Obama's birth sealed it for me. And I saw this several months ago, so it's not like it just came out. This is what appeared in the Honolulu Advertiser in August, 1961, shortly after Obama's birth:

Bloggers and the media needs to quit wasting their precious time on nonsense! Update: Read what American Thinker has to say.

How about chasing a new "meme", like "schoolers"? I'd much rather see an effort put forth to disclose Obama's academic records. I think those would be much more revealing!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Obama in Mom Jeans

All Eyes on Sarah

(Original post date: 7-03-09)

Scroll down for updates. Check the posting date of this entry to get a quick read on when it was last updated. Check back regularly. I will continue to add information as I find it. But above all, visit Conservatives4Palin. They do more to provide updates on all things Sarah than I could ever hope to.

Now that she has announced her decision not to run for re-election and, in fact, resign the governorship of Alaska, the conservative population of America holds their collective breath. What will Sarah announce next?

There are hints in her statement that tend to make you believe that we have not seen the last of Sarah Palin. Maybe that's wishful thinking on my part, but I really don't think so.

Outside of Reagan, I have not known a single conservative voice that speaks as loudly as Sarah's does. Forget about the East Coast elites panning her phrasing and word choice. I understand exactly what she's talking about. Just like I did with Reagan. It's always out front and unvarnished for the entire world to hear.

Whenever Reagan began with "Well,..." he had our rapt attention. Because that word prefixed a statement that we KNEW was coming from his heart. Sarah in no different in that regard. I don't want some intellectual wordsmith to throw my support behind, I want a LEADER!

Update, 7-05-09 2:05pm CDT:

Here is Rush Limbaugh's take, courtesy of The Radio Equalizer: Brian Maloney.

Here is Mark Levin's reaction.

Sarah herself is also doing a good job dispelling rumors via Twitter (AKGovSarahPalin Trying to keep up w/getting truth to u, like proof there's no "FBI scandal", here's link Thanks, AK!) and Facebook. I would strongly suggest seeing what new information she may have posted before I believe ANYTHING in the mainstream media or blogosphere.

The ONLY blog I follow regarding all things related to Sarah Palin is Although they didn't have much on Friday evening, they must have been extremely busy, because the site has been updated with a wealth of information. I highly recommend regular visits.

Update, 7-7-09 8:30pm CDT:

Pardon me for saying this, but does the MSM have its tits in a ringer? I've never seen so much BS in my entire life. This is a very telling quote: "I said before I stood in front of the mic the other day, you know, politically speaking -- if I die, I die. So be it," Palin said. Reminds me of someone that was elected President in 1980.

Update, 7-8-09 7:28pm CDT:

I love Ann Coulter. She has an acerbic wit that is beyond comparison to any other conservative out there. We need people like Ann to put the appropriate exclamation point on over-the-top reactions by the left-wing. Check out her latest post on Human Events. It's worth the read.

Update, 7-9-09 7:30pm CDT:

I really don't mind linking to information if I feel it steers my readers to good analysis and information. This blog piece from "Why Mommy Is A Republican" is an excellent read and provides some very good analysis. The links in the post are worth following too!

Update, 7-14-09 6:45pm CDT:

It doesn't take much to tick off the liberal nutjobs like a good, old-fashioned opinion article in, of all places, The Washington Post. So upset are the libs that is seeking donations to counter our heroine's editorial.

Read it here and you'll see why. "The 'Cap And Tax' Dead End".

Update, 7-16-09 8:10pm CDT:

This is a great piece that appeared in WorldNetDaily. Needless to say, the chickens are coming home to roost! Why is everyone so fearful of Sarah Palin?

Update, 7-18-09 5:30pm CDT:

I find it so humorous that the elitist Republican wordsmiths are so convoluted in their disdain for Sarah Palin. Peggy Noonan is a prime example. Here is a response to Peggy's torment over all things Sarah. Courtesy of American Thinker.

Update, 7-25-09 3:14pm CDT:

I like Sarah's choice of reading material.

Update, 7-28-09 10:35am CDT:

Bill Whittle is a commentator at PJTV. This segment is one of the most hard-hitting commentaries about the left and Sarah Palin that I have ever seen. It is about 13 minutes long but worth every second of your time.


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sarah Palin Speech at Governor's Picnic

One thing I noticed. No teleprompter!

Sarah Palin and Mark Levin

I've been doing all I can to promote Mark Levin's book "Libery & Tyranny" on Twitter. I'm so glad that Sarah Palin finally noticed!

Okay, it's not about me. Sigh... I just thought maybe....


Economic Harakiri

I recently was reminded about the term "harakiri" while reading an article about Japanese history. Harakiri is often mistakenly referred to as hari kari.

Wikipedia has this to say about harakiri, which is the spoken equivalent of seppuku, the written term:

"Seppuku was a key part of bushido, the code of the samurai warriors; it was used by warriors to avoid falling into enemy hands, and to attenuate shame and avoid possible torture. Samurai could also be ordered by their daimyo (feudal lords) to commit seppuku. Later, disgraced warriors were sometimes allowed to commit seppuku rather than be executed in the normal manner. The most common form of seppuku for men was composed of the cutting of the abdomen, and when the samurai was finished, he stretched out his neck for an assistant to decapitate him. Since the main point of the act was to restore or protect one's honor as a warrior, those who did not belong to the samurai caste were never ordered or expected to commit seppuku. Samurai generally could only commit the act with permission."

We are currently facing a crucial time in our economic history. Will our free-market economy be allowed to resurrect itself, or will it be further crippled by government intervention?

Conservative thought is to allow the economy to recover by getting out of the way. Lowering taxes and ratcheting down government spending will allow further investment to be deployed into the economy and allow greater revenue growth. This, in turn, promotes job growth. Once revenue and job growth manifest themselves in our economy, government revenue will grow.

There will always be companies that are not affected by specific economic downturns and these recessions allow those companies to emerge as winners. Think of it in terms of "only the strong survive". In the rough and tumble environment of the free-market, inefficient and unprofitable companies MUST fail. The capital driving these failed companies must be allowed to re-deploy to those that are not. Incentives must make this redeployment possible and, in fact, encourage it. The process can be painful and slow, but our country's history proves that it DOES work. This reinvestment cycle is an integral part of our economic history.

Contrast our history with what is happening now. Government is in the process of commandeering those precious investment dollars by virtue of its borrowing. In addition, it is proposing further dilution of investment dollars via Cap and Trade and government-run health care. The stimulus borrowed against future earnings to force investment in politically-motivated projects, not ones that will bolster the economy. The only way to bolster a free-market economy is to let the economy fix itself! It has happened over and over in our history and has created the most prosperous economy this world has ever known.

Why tinker with what has a history of working? I fear that we are committing economic harakiri if we allow our federal government to "experiment" with anything that is not rooted in free-market economics. Needless to say, the present leadership in Washington doesn't have a clue.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Ronald Reagan's Humor

Boy, I really miss this guy!

For a little bit of history, check out this (notice, no teleprompter):

...and finally, his acceptance speech at the 1980 Republican National Convention (it's so hard to believe it was 29 years ago):

Can you say Deja Vu?

As an adjunct, this is Ronald Reagan's Inaugural Address:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Pull of Freedom

I'm often lost to find the words to inspire. I search for the means to get all my listeners/readers fired up to go out and let their voices be heard!

All I can do is keep plodding, keep writing, and keep tweeting.

Y'all have to do the same.

The bottom line is: engage, engage, ENGAGE!

I spoke with Michelle Malkin at the Dallas Tea Party on July 4th. I told her that she inspired me to start blogging. She looked at me and said "Do it! Do everything you can to get the word out!"

That's what I'm committed to.

Freedom is not pushed on you. It pulls you towards it. It is the most liberating cause that you can ever take up. It is currently inspiring countless Iranians, who risk life and limb in the streets of their country. It inspired legions of farmers and common folk to stand up to tyranny in 1775. It is our legacy, it is our right.

We must fight to keep it!

Monday, July 20, 2009

A Clarion Call to Arms!

All who hear me or read these words, we are being challenged. We have lived our lives within the context of our Constitution and righteously turned our backs on those who challenged us.

No more! We cannot assume that a written document will secure our future and those of our children. It is only through vigilance that we can take back what is ours.

You cannot sit on the sidelines any more. The times demand otherwise. It is time to get off the couch and march! We must march to secure our freedom. We must march to stem the tide of socialism within our midst. We must march to remind ourselves that we are willing to risk our lives for what we believe in.

There is no tomorrow, for tomorrow will be too late. The time is NOW! Participate in Tea Parties. Write letters to your elected officials. Be HEARD! Do it now!

There are many who have died for what we enjoy. DO NOT FORGET!

What Should a Third Party Look Like?

I am truly torn by the notion of entertaining a third party in national politics. Our current two-party system has been developed over a very long, long time. It pulls together local constituencies and funnels those constituencies upward to the national level.

Third party efforts have all been constructed from the national level downward and have not been able to sustain any long-term impact. Any successful third party effort MUST start at the grassroots level. You have to elect members to local and state governments before you can wield a national voting block to truly effect national results.

I believe that a third party mentality WILL be born out of the Republican Party. Not as an alternative to it, but as an overwhelming challenge to its existing leadership. In its platform the third-party element must provide a way to pull all local and state constituencies into it. The issue is not about party as much as the LEADERSHIP within the party.

There is only one thing that drives the conservative base of the Republican Party and that is "the message"! Ronald Reagan articulated "the message" in a way that captured the base of the Republican Party and also captured many so-called Reagan Democrats. His position did not tow the party line, it BECAME the party line. And so it must be now.

The Republican Party is currently lacking leadership. This void must be filled by articulate candidates who are willing to stand on principle, not party politics. I see someone waiting in the wings to articulate the position of the conservative base, not the party big-wigs. Care to guess who that person is?

Update: 7-20-09 6:42pm CDT

Here is what Rush Limbaugh had to say today about third parties:

"I'm telling you, there's a lot of talk about third party out there; that we ought to go third party. No. Let me tell you who ought to go third party, the people that hijacked our party: Colin Powell, John McCain, some of these inside-the-Beltway types, let them go form their third party and let us have our Republican Party back. They're the ones hijacking this party from its days of victory. They're the ones that can take a hike and form your own third party, as far as I'm concerned."

Do you think Rush and I are on the same track?

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Courtesy of Six Pack Music. Hat tip to Bob Dornak.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

The Elephant Left the Room

(Note. This post was originally published soon after Sonia Sotomayor was nominated by President Obama for the Supreme Court. It is even more relevant today on the eve of her nomination hearings in the U.S. Senate. It has also been updated with new information.)

Breaking news! Nothing happened! The Republicans rolled over on Sotomayor even though they took their obligatory shots. I am disgusted with the effort put forth to question this nominee. I stand with my usual refrain: Throw all the bums out! Their only saving grace is if the Republicans unanimously vote against her.

There is mounting evidence that Senate Republicans may be ready to push back against Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation to the Supreme Court. Although there's hope for that happening, it's unlikely to be enough to derail her nomination, despite the recent Supreme Court decision to overturn her ruling on Ricci. There is, however, a fantastic opportunity to highlight Obama's radicalism during Sotomayor's confirmation hearings, which start next week.

I sense a growing theme out there in the "right-wing conspiracy" that, even though Republicans can't block the nomination, they can use it as a vehicle to call to question Obama's positions. I could direct you to numerous blogs, online news articles and commentary on talk radio to bolster this point. Although the Republicans plan on bringing in firefighter Frank Ricci to testify, the Democratic attack machine is already mobilizing to counter his testimony. You can plan to see the politics of personal destruction on full display.

If the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee do not seize this opportunity to hammer away at both Sotomayor AND Obama, they do not deserve our time of day come election time. They need to drag this out as long as possible to capture every possible opportunity to get a sound-bite out on the evening news. It will take an extended period of debate and questioning for this to happen and the mainstream media will NOT be a willing accomplice in this effort. They will do everything in their power to cover up ANY dissent.

The hearings are not about getting her nomination thrown out, although public opinion of her is waning. The hearings are an opportunity to highlight the socialistic and sophomoric agenda of the Obama administration. After all, think about all the other left-wing justices that were nominated to the Supreme Court by Republican Presidents. Anthony Kennedy and Sandra Day O'Connor were nominated by Reagan and David Souter was nominated by Bush 41. Both Reagan and Bush never dreamed they'd end up with what they got.

Now we pretty much know what we're getting and there's not a damned thing Republicans can do about it. What they can do is use their fleeting moment in the spotlight to call attention to the elephant in the room!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

If Ever I Wished for More

Never in my life have I felt totally abandoned in my beliefs. I thought I grew up in mainstream America, but all my memories are being erased from the consciousness of our population.

Why am I wrong to think that I can do better than the next guy?

Why am I punished for success and called "rich" and "uncaring"?

Why am I harrassed by professional politicians

who don't know a think about running a business?

Why am I being blamed for all that might ail us?

I take exception to those who lord over us

and refuse to participate in their self-serving devices.

I'll continue to pursue all my wildest ambitions.

and will not stop trying to achieve the American dream!

I will not participate in this recession any longer than I must

and will continue to follow a course that I trust.

If I die trying to make a measured difference,

then my efforts must be allowed to extend to my children lives.

It's for them that I work and strive to do better.

What is so wrong with wishing for more?

Obama Throws Like a Girl!

This is hilarious! There is an old superstition that, when the President of the United States throws out the first pitch, if the pitch hits the dirt before the catcher, it does not bode well for the administration.

You be the judge! For the record, Obama's pitch DID NOT make it to the catcher before hitting the dirt. Fox News chose not to show that angle.

First, Obama:

Now take a look at George W:

Who would you rather have on your team?

BTW, Obama botched the name of the White Sox' field, even though he lived in Chicago on the south side for 20 years. He called it Cominskey Field. The correct name is Comiskey Park, something that anyone from the south side of Chicago would know.

Monday, July 13, 2009

The Plague of Doubt

Despite the onset of writer's block and being overwhelmed by the magnitude of news that burdens my soul, I must admit that I am having a hard time envisioning the future. We seem to be in a whirlwind of circumstance that we can only brace ourselves against, and not affect.

I am angry to see the institutions of our country eroded by the manipulation of politicians. I am angry to see the culture of our country degraded and maligned through the popular media. I am angry that I have been forced to become an activist, even while I must continue to work for a living and find time to voice my concerns. I am angry that our children are ambivalent toward our efforts to maintain, for them, the lifestyle that we grew up with and that they have no appreciation for. Lord knows that too many adults take our freedom for granted as well! I am so angry that we judge a potential Supreme Court Justice by their ability to show empathy. What does that have to do with the rule of law?

When it seems that I am a mere casualty of events beyond my control, something always pulls me back. Today it was an inspirational email in the form of a PowerPoint presentation. I would love to post it, but that task is a little beyond my capabilities as a new blogger. What I can tell you is that there is a way to respond when plagued by doubt: Pray!

Prayer offers a repose that cannot be replaced by reason. It is a direct connection to God! Do you believe that God will abandon our cause? I do not think so, but you must take it upon yourself to tell Him so. He waits for us to respond so that He can offer guidance. You won't find that guidance in the mainstream media!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Rasmussen Rocks!

Update, 7/12/09 - The trending continues. Despite daily fluctuations, the trend is still DOWN!

Update, 7/9/09 - It's worse than my wildest imagination. Today's Rasmussen poll shows a further drop of 3 percent. That makes it stand at -8. Can't wait until tomorrow! Another drop like those the last two days can only be described as a "free fall".

Update, 7/8/09 - Today's Rasmussen poll bore out what I thought yesterday. Obama's Presidential Approval Index dropped a full 2 percentage points from yesterday. It now stands at -5.

Prepare yourself for tomorrow's release of the Daily Presidential Tracking Poll. Obama's Presidential Approval Index dropped a full percentage point today. The poll is a rolling average of the last 7 day's polling. Tomorrow will be the first day that the entire poll has included questions related to the latest unemployment numbers.

For the Presidential Approval Index to drop a full percentage point in one day must mean that the trending is significantly lower.

Perhaps the country is finally waking up to Obama's socialist programs. This is especially exciting due to the fact that Obama is overseas. He can't respond in the way he has in the past. To quote an old friend of his, have his "chickens come home to roost"?


A Cruel Wind Blows

It is difficult to digest all the goings on in the Obama administration. The mainstream media doesn't help by diverting attention to more prurient topics like Michael Jackson's death. To get to the truth, you have to do a lot of digging. Scouring countless blog entries helps, but is obviously quite time-consuming.

Here are a few items that EVERYONE should be aware of. I keep stumbling upon articles as I traverse the blogosphere and am often left with a sense of utter astonishment that they are not reported in the mainstream media. To wit (in no particular order):

Obama's Science Czar advocates forced abortions as a means to control population.

The politics of personal destruction continues.

Obama grovels to the Russians

Eric Holder continues to weigh the possibility of investigations into torture.

Cheney continues to be attacked for protecting us from terrorists.

Obama more than likely did NOT write his books.

Obama takes the position of Hugo Chavez, Daniel Ortega and Fidel Castro on Honduras.

Obama's Czar count is at 32!

Elitist attitudes on education. You're not worthy of joining the debate if you didn't graduate from an Ivy League university.

To give you a little GOOD news, here is Scott Rasmussen's Presidential Tracking index from today.

I hope and pray that America is starting to wake up.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

America's Tea Party

America's Tea Party, held at Southfork Ranch on July 4th, 2009, should be deemed a tremendous success. Despite the fact that attendance did not exceed the hoped-for estimate of 50,000, it was still attended by 37,000. That number far exceeds the 5,000 that came out for the April 15th Tea Party in downtown Dallas.

Here is a clip of Michelle Malkin's speech:

For more video and lots of pictures, go to

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Eating Crow

One of the hardest things to do is admit when we are wrong. We posture, we obfuscate the truth, we do everything we can to keep from saying "I was wrong".

My sixteen year-old daughter and I got into a row on Friday night about her doing something that I thought was being subversive toward her friend's parents. We never took the time to completely understand each other's positions. When she acted contrary to my understanding of what the "truth" was, I got VERY angry with her.

We didn't speak again until this evening. My wife was the intermediary. I told my version of events based on MY understanding and my teenage daughter told hers. We had the conversation we should have had in the first place. I felt like a fool, but had to admit, "I was wrong".

I am reminded of the movie "Doubt". In the movie, Meryl Streep, Sister Beauvier, becomes convinced that Father Flynn (Paul Seymour Hoffman) is abusing altar boys. She confronts him in a roundabout way, to his complete astonishment. After this, he gives a sermon about "Gossip" and provides a very moving story about the negative effects of it. Sister Beauvier in undeterred and continues down the path to oust him as Assistant Pastor. In the end, you're left with the impression that Father Flynn did no wrong, but Sister Beauvier cannot admit it to herself and becomes a pitiful sight, overwhelmed by the emotions of misplaced doubt.

Our impressions of reality are born out of our life's experiences. We read into events based on those experiences and have a very difficult time when those experiences cannot interpret events accurately. Call it the human condition.

I apologized to my daughter for being wrong and now have to remake MY reality and a relationship that is born out of truth and not filtered by my past experiences. Ah, the joys of step-parenting!

Addendum: What's really, really hard is dealing with the aftermath of the apology. Especially from the intermediary!