Saturday, March 19, 2011

Why Europe's Leaders Are Baffled

Europe's Confusion
Our Secretary of State (Hillary Clinton) has been busy meeting with the G8 foreign ministers discussing intervention (or lack of) in Libya. Apparently, Britain and France wanted to take immediate action while Russia and Germany did not want to do so.

It is reported that Hillary stayed out of this argument and re-stated that the United States considered all options to be on the table. Ironically, the world's largest superpower would NOT endorse any position to deal with Libya. Instead, Hillary avoided considering things like the no fly zone, and giving military aid to the rebels. Clinton's lack of a specific position on Libya lead the members of the meeting to wonder exactly where Obama stood on the subject of Libya.

WOW, we used to be the nation that lead the world to set examples of right and wrong. Not so under President Obama. While he sent Hillary to be present at these meetings, Obama chose to go on vacation (at our expense of course) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nice!

This makes the United States look weak. It makes our enemies believe that we will not fight back. It strengthens the will of the bad guys. Remember, Obama said that Muammar al-Qaddafi had to leave and then he has done nothing to support this statement.

The Real Leaders
France & the UK took charge in Libya while Obama went on vacation in Rio de Janero! He's no leader - THAT'S for sure. He has delegated (by his in-actions) the outcome of Libya to France and Britain. What can you expect from someone who has no concept of foreign policy and the role of the United States in it? You can't expect professional diplomacy and strong leadership from a man without those qualifications on his resume.

America's Big Mistake
Face it America, we elected a community organizer, not a statesman. That's our big mistake. You can't expect leadership from a guy who does not like to make decisions. Obama has shown us that in the past two years whenever he faces a real crisis (like the Gulf oil spill). Instead of leading the country, Obama goes and plays golf, or takes another vacation. What a looser! Obama is weak and is making America weak because of HIS actions. We deserve better!

Action to Take
America, learn from your mistakes. This guy is worse than Jimmy Carter - the guy who brought us 17% inflation! Wise up in 2012 and don't repeat the mistake again.

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Message is Clear

A New Twist
Today's blog takes on a different twist. It contains a pointer to a brief speech that goes to the root of America's problems. I strongly urge you to take the time to watch this sobering video.

Newt Gingrich has recently been mentioned as candidate for President. We don't know yet who will be the next President. We will have to wait until 2012. I am not suggesting that you vote for him, rather - just listen to his message - even if you don't like him. It rings clear that there is a non-violent approach to fixing America.

Hey, we are all in this together. It's worth a listen, the message is clear. This is a 10 minute speech. Please, please take the time and listen.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Guest Article - The Ends Justify the Means

Democratic plot to rig MI elections prompts nine felony charges
by Ed Morrissey

"If you can’t beat ‘em … fake ‘em out? Two Democratic Party leaders in Michigan face nine felony counts after prosecutors allege that they forged documents to put fake Tea Party candidates on the ballot. Unlike other schemes where Democrats allegedly recruited candidates to run on ersatz Tea Party organization identities, these "candidates" had no idea they were on the ballot at all, some of them only discovering it after receiving delinquency notices on filings. Fox News in Detroit reports that the grand jury is still probing the matter and that there may be more indictments coming:

Two Charged in Tea Party Election Fraud:

Two former leaders of the Oakland County Democratic Party are facing a total of nine felonies for allegedly forging election paperwork to get fake Tea Party candidates on November’s ballot.

Former Oakland County Democratic Chair Mike McGuinness and former Democratic Operations Director Jason Bauer face up to 14 years in prison if convicted.

"Some of the people didn’t even know they were on the ballot till they began receiving delinquency notices of filings that were required as a candidate," said Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard.

The sheriff says 23 statewide races had questionable Tea Party candidates on the ballot and the investigation may go beyond Oakland County.

The charges involve forgery, fraud, and perjury. The prosecution alleges that the two signed candidacy materials under false pretenses, forms which require people to acknowledge that they are under oath to provide truthful and accurate information. If they signed the forms themselves under the names of people who didn’t know what the two Democrats were doing, those charges should be easy to prove in court. The two will face years in prison.

The question will be whether this was part of a larger operation to dilute the ballot to help Democrats, a scheme that failed anyway. If McGuiness and Bauer end up facing the long end of a 14-year sentence, they may be highly motivated to tell prosecutors about any wider plans in Michigan to defraud voters. Fox notes that the grand jury continues to probe this even after the indictments against the two Oakland County Democratic Party leaders, which might mean more indictments will be forthcoming. We will definitely keep an eye out for further developments."

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hold Their Feet to the Fire

Big Disappointment
After a huge voter turn-out last November, citizens supposedly sent a message to Washington to clean up their act and to start listening to voters for a change. Apparently, the newly elected members of the House of Representatives have a short memory!

The main reason why the GOP were sent to Washington to replace the crazy spending Democrats in the House was to start cutting spending. But no, these newbies didn't get the message. They have already been corrupted by the "Good-Old-Boys" (like John Boehner) in the Republican Party. Too bad for all of them! The 2012 elections are just around the corner and this time voters won't forget. We will get more Tea Party candidates and flush-out the BAD Republicans.

What's This All About?
We need to pay attention to our Representatives. And, we need to hold them accountable! They're already slipping!! Here are the results of the voting:

  • Republicans: YES = 226, NO = 13
  • Democrats : YES = 6, NO = 183
A total of 232 voted for extending government spending another three weeks to allow Obama to keep spending and borrowing like a mad man.

You voted for these weasels! How dare they ignore us once again? It's time to get MAD and DEMAND POSITIVE ACTION! Don't let them get away with this BS!

The Republicans (not the Democrats) just voted "YES" for another Continuing Resolution that allows Obama to continue his CRAZY spending and borrowing! This represents BILLIONS of taxpayer dollars!! Who's side are they on? Their behavior shows it's not OURS!!

Action To Take
If you have any doubts as to how your Rep voted, first take a moment and look them up and verify it.

Second, call or email your Representative and ask them ALL of the following questions:

  • Why did you OK more uncontrolled government spending for three weeks?
  • Why don't you understand the true danger of the monstrous debt we have?
  • What are you going to do when Obama asks for yet ANOTHER $1.6 TRILLION dollars? Will you vote "YES"?
  • Why do you refuse to cut ANYTHING to lower the national debt? (BILLIONS aren't enough - that's trivial!)
  • Why haven't you started cutting Medicare and Medicaid? They both need serious reform.
  • Why haven't you addressed the problems facing Social Security? Why not extend the retirement age?
  • Why do you keep approving more spending and borrowing?
  • Why did you vote for the Patriot Act which negates the 1st and 4th Amendments of the Constitution? Isn't this un-American? It violates your oath of office!
  • Why isn't there any budget from this Congress yet? You have the majority - do it!
  • Why should the President have more power to borrow and spend? Hasn't he done enough damage already?
  • Why aren't you able to make difficult decisions? That's why we voted for you!
  • Why should I vote for you again when you aren't listening?

If this doesn't resonate, then vote them out of office next time!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Good News & Bad News...

Someone Figured Us Out
Ironic how someone outside the country can see the whole picture better than any of us on the inside. This quote came from someone remaining anomyous in the Czech Republic. It summarizes America and its current leadership. It nails it better than you can expect:

"The danger to America is not Barack Obama but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president.

The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America . Blaming the prince of the fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince.

The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools such as those who made him their president.

Do You Get It?
OK, that's the message from the outside world regarding the USA. Are you in agreement, or are you one of the many "fools" described in the quote above?

It's time to wake up and see the whole picture through fresh eyes. Step back and take an honest look. America is divided and see what we have done because of this division. We have elected a man who has dreams of "fundamentally changing America" into only God knows what. Doesn't this give you pause? Aren't you concerned about America's future? Do you believe that the past two years have made America stronger and better off than before Obama took office? Wasn't this a Big Mistake?

It's time to step back, and look at what's REALLY happening here in America. When you do, you will be frightened. America must unite if we are to survive and not become a third-rate country!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Guest Article - America Has Oil!

There’s Lots of Oil in America’s Energy Cupboard
by AWR Hawkins blogger

"During my graduate studies, I was frequently in the miserable position of listening to the lectures of professors who loathed this country, and who were so focused on indoctrination that they had all but forgotten that their job was to provide an education. And although the desires of these professors varied one to another – from abolishing gender to eradicating God to magnifying the “wonders” of communism and more – one theme that united all of them was a militant environmentalism that demanded an end to drilling for oil vis-à-vis their opposition to the use of fossil fuels.

The professors gave voice to their militancy whenever they saw fit, which was pretty often. And sometimes, they would ask questions designed to pull the student who was an unwitting supporter of things like cheaper gasoline into a situation where he or she would be lambasted for being so naïve as to think fossil fuels remained a viable energy option.

In the fall of 2008, in a class that covered the history of the western portion of the United States, a professor was lecturing on how oil companies had drained western states of all their oil, and how they had raped the environment in the process. Mid-sentence he suddenly stopped, grimaced, and asked: “Why do Republicans keep pushing for a revival of this kind of thing? Why don’t they understand that we’ve already taken all the oil there is to take?”

He then pushed for discussion, and when none of the students spoke up he began to call us out by name to force comment. When he called my name, I said, “Sir, this attempt to dissuade further oil extraction is analogous to trying to dissuade hungry persons from reaching into a cupboard for food.”

The professor looked at me like I’d lost my mind, but I continued: “Just imagine if you were hungry, near starvation, and you knew there was food in a cupboard in front you, but between you and the cupboard stood a strong man who not only kept you from opening the cupboard doors, but swore there wasn’t any food in the cupboard to begin with. Yet even as he made such promises you could look through the cracks in the cupboard doors and see the food he said wasn’t there.”

I then turned the question back to him and said, “In that situation what would you do?

The professor just nodded in the negative, as if to say, “I don’t know,” so I said: “Well here’s what I think: Once the children of the house get hungry enough they will band together on the strong man, over power him, tie his hands and throw him into the basement. Then they will open the cupboard doors and eat to their hearts’ content. And in this scenario, the strong man in analogous to today’s Democrat party. They stand between us and the oil we know is beneath our feet: the oil we need to fuel our economy. Soon, I hope, conservatives will band together, throw the Democrats out of power, and begin the process of extracting oil once more.”

The professor looked directly at me and said, “That’s the craziest thing I’ve ever heard.” He then restated his firm belief that there were no significant oil resources in the western United States.

The obvious problem with the professor’s position is that he was wrong. Not only were there oil deposits in the western United States at the time he made his statements, there were profoundly large deposits. And today we know that “the formations in North Dakota and Montana hold about 20 billion barrels of recoverable crude.” How significant is an oil formation capable of producing 20 billion barrels of oil? So significant that capturing that oil would number North Dakota among “the 13 or 14 largest producing countries [in the world].”

Of course academicians aren’t the only ones denying the presence of substantive oil deposits nor are they the only ones eschewing the idea of drilling for oil when we do find it. Environmental groups, Democrat politicians, and RINOs (Republicans-in-Name-Only) have historically been equally resistant to the common sense position of pursuing energy independence by drilling here and drilling now. Members of these various factions have worked in collusion not only to keep us from drilling on a larger scale in the western United States, but in the Alaskan National Wildlife Reserve (ANWR) and on Alaska’s outer continental shelf (OCS) as well. (The amount of oil lying in Alaska’s OCS is so great that tapping into it “would make Alaska the eighth largest oil province in the world – ahead of Nigeria, Libya, Russia, and Norway.”)

The cupboard is full; of this there is no doubt. Yet we are kept from the bounty within it by a conglomeration of the persons, movements, and political parties cited above. As a result of their interference, we live at the mercy of Middle Eastern countries that produce oil for the world market. Among the many consequences of this is a transfer of wealth wherein American dollars are being siphoned away from the American people one barrel at a time while we pay other nations to produce oil which we could be producing ourselves.

Isn’t it time that those who stand between the cupboard and us were pushed out of the way? We certainly moved some of them in the November 2010 elections, yet there remain many more who still deny us access to the resources we should be using. So as the elections of 2012 draw near, we must focus on removing more of the obstructionists from office in order to clear a path to the cupboard.

Shame on those who have denied us access to the fuel we need."

Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Department of In-Justice

Holder Forces Lower Standards
Our fearless leader of the Department of In-Justice (Eric Holder) has forced the Dayton, Ohio Police department to lower their Civil Service testing standards. Why? Holder says there are not enough African Americans passing the examination. The new standard now allows anyone (not just Blacks) who gets 58% to pass Part I and 63% on Part II of the Civil Service examination. This is equivalent to getting an "F" and a "D" on the two part exams. Flunk Part I and barely pass Part II and you're HIRED!!

So are the bad test scores the fault of the Police Department, or the public schools in Dayton, Ohio? It is the Police Department's fault according to Holder! Clearly Holder is on a mission to protect blacks. His track record proves this allegation. Why he's even gone to the extremes of dropping a clear cut case of voter intimidation charged against three men when they turned-out to be Black Panthers! Strange isn't it?

Take This Logic One Step Further
If Eric Holder can force a local police department into hiring individuals who are not technically qualified to become policemen, what's stopping Holder from doing so to promote the recruitment of more doctors to fill the need created by ObamaCare? Why not lower the entrance exams for all medical schools as well? (You know what the call a doctor who graduates LAST in their graduating class? - Answer: "DOCTOR").

Let's Just Lower the Requirements for Everything
Since our public schools aren't doing their job, we shouldn't punish the poor kids "graduating" without enough of the basic tools (like reading) to become the workers needed in the 21st century. Hey, those tests are unfair and discriminate. While we're at it, let's lower the standards for licensing teachers too. No, wait, that's what got us here in the first place.

But wait, isn't that exactly what Eric Holder is doing? He's unfairly discriminating to promote the hiring of unqualified job applicants. Does that make sense?

Holder Should Be Fired
Affirmative action days are over. We need QUALIFIED people to work in certain occupations. Before we issue firearms, teaching licenses, or scalpels, shouldn't those recipients show that they are capable first? It's not about race. Let's face it - some people just don't belong in those occupations. Let's not make it worse by letting them in to make things more regretful!