Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Picture That Says It all...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. The name of the book Obama is reading is called The Post-American World, and it was written by a fellow Muslim. Just in case you don't get it, "Post America" means the world after America!

Snopes and Truth-Or-Fiction both say this is an accurate photo. Snopes attempts to mitigate the implications of Obama reading such a book, but facts are facts and they do confirm the photo as real.

I've never bought into all of that Obama is a Muslim, or where's the birth certificate rhetoric. However, leopards don't change their spots — and neither do Marxist Socialist Muslims. As I've written several times before, don't listen to what Obama, his spin-meisters, and his apologists "say." Look at what it is Obama does, and who he surrounds himself with, i.e. friends, associates and mentors... as well as what he reads. 
I believe America is at a crossroads in our history. If we don't get control of Congress in November, this nation as we know it is toast. 


A Fitting Tribute to Veterans on Memorial Day

This is a video clip showing a veteran who went to a Mexican restaurant in Reno, NV to take down the American flag that was being flown under their Mexican flag. This guy silenced the folks on the sidewalk and should make you proud to be an American. It's going to take a lot more of this kind of revolt to change things. Watch it here with pride.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Rossi Makes It Official

Dino Rossi ended months of speculation about what his intentions were in regards to running against 18-year incumbent Sen. Patty Murray, with an official, video announcement posted on his website this morning. Originally scheduled to be released at 7 a.m., it was actually posted at 7:18, and features a video in which Rossi announces he will run against Murray, and asks supporters to join his campaign "to help put things right.”

Speculation about a Rossi run began in earnest in the beginning of February, when a poll conducted by the Portland-based Republican polling firm of Moore Information, showed Murray and Rossi locked in a statistical dead heat — should he run. Bob Moore, president of the polling firm, said he added Rossi's name to an otherwise generic poll for no other reason than Rossi being probably the best-known Republican in the state.

A University of Washington poll released Monday finds that Rossi, a two-time runner up to Chris Gregoire for governor, would give Murray a tough battle in November. According to that poll, 44 percent of voters sampled in the state said they would vote for Murray, while 40 percent said they'd choose Rossi. Twelve percent were undecided. The margin of error was four points.

Murray, a three-term incumbent, has faced mostly unknown GOP challengers until now. Republicans at the national level have been trying for months to recruit Rossi. Meanwhile, in anticipation of an announcement — or perhaps to try and force Rossi to rethink doing it — Democrats at several levels launched pre-emptive attacks against his background and his real-estate investment dealings months ago. Murray claims she has no knowledge or involvement in those attacks, but has done nothing to indicate she would like them to stop either. “She could put an end to that with a simple phone call,” Rossi noted dryly.

Rossi cited concerns over the national debt, the health care reform bill and the stimulus package as reasons he decided to jump in the race. Many consider Murray’s strong support of the Obama administration — and the controversial health care bill — to have made her vulnerable to a credible challenger such as Rossi. 

Volunteers can sign up on Rossi’s Web site, as well as donate money to his campaign.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Thoughts On The Arizona Immigration Law

I’ve found watching liberals getting so self-righteously spun up over the Arizona immigration law to be highly amusing political theater. Seeing them falling all over themselves to condemn Arizona and calling for boycotts of the state has been a welcome diversion from other, more serious things, going on in my life.

When you ask those who are so snobbishly offended if they’ve actually read the law, most openly admit they haven’t, but say all they know is that it’s racist and morally wrong. What’s funnier is watching them stammer pompously when you tell them all Arizona did was basically take the existing federal immigration law — the one the Obama administration has refused to enforce until now — and change the words “United States of America,” to “State of Arizona.

In spite of all the negative rhetoric, I think passing that law finally put heavy enough pressure on the Obama administration to act, and that’s why it sent troops to Arizona to restore order. 

Recently, the Cities of Seattle and Tacoma passed resolutions condemning Arizona, much like the City of Los Angeles had. I came across a copy of an interesting letter in response to that resolution sent by Gary Pierce, a member of the Arizona Corporation Commission, to Los Angeles Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa.

Mr. Pierce cites language in the Los Angeles resolution, which reads in part, “While we recognize that as neighbors, we share resources and ties with the State of Arizona that may be difficult to sever, our goal is not to hurt the local economy of Los Angeles, but to impact the economy of Arizona. Our intent is to use our dollars — or the withholding of our dollars — to send a message.”

Mr. Pierce replied, “I received your message; please receive mine. As a state-wide elected member of the Arizona Corporation Commission overseeing Arizona’s electric and water utilities, I too am keenly aware of the ‘resources and ties’ we share with the City of Los Angeles. In fact, approximately twenty five percent of the electricity consumed in Los Angeles is generated by power plants in Arizona.

“If an economic boycott is truly what you desire, I will be happy to encourage Arizona utilities to renegotiate your power agreements so Los Angeles no longer receives any power from Arizona-based generation. If however, you find that the City Council lacks the strength of its convictions to turn off the lights in Los Angeles and boycott Arizona power, please reconsider the wisdom of attempting to harm Arizona’s economy.”

Personally, I find these actions pretentiously arrogant, especially considering these folks don’t personally live with the drug-related violence many Arizonans experience on a daily basis. Opponents should have been condeming the federal government for refusing to enforce the existing immigration law, not the state for protecting its citizens. Perhaps the more vocal of them should have spent a few weeks getting some up close and personal experience with that brand of violence before invoking typical liberal knee-jerk political condemnation from afar. I’m willing to bet the first time they actually came face-to-face with it, they’d quickly rethink their self-important contempt.

Here are a couple of videos from a TV station in Atlanta that has taken an active interest in this issue. They may surprise you. See them here and here.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Straight Talk Politics And The Liberal Press

In this clip, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie puts the typical liberal, mainstream media reporter in his place. Kind of refreshing to see an elected official stand up to the media and not be afraid to say what they really think. See it, and some other clips of this guy, right here

Monday, May 17, 2010

Alabama Candidate Dale Peterson's Campaign Ad Goes Viral

Well, you have to admit, no matter which political party you support, that this sure is a new take on political campaigning...

Alabama Candidate Dale Peterson's Campaign Ad Goes Viral - AOL News

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Obama's Budget Cuts Explained...

How much is $100 million in relation to our total budget? 
A college  student explains this in a very interesting way. This is worth spending  one minute to watch!

Friday, May 14, 2010

It's All About The Ice Cream...

(Editor’s Note: Out of the mouths of children…This came from a teacher in the Nashville area, and was forwarded to me by a friend. It is perhaps the most succinct explanation of why Barack Obama was elected.)
"We are worried about 'the cow' when it is all about the 'Ice Cream.’”

The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year... 

The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote. To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.

We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.
We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot.

The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids. I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. 

I had never seen Olivia's mother.

The day arrived when they were to make their speeches. Jamie went first.
He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now it was Olivia's turn to speak. Her speech was concise.
 She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream." She sat down.

The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream."

She surely would say more. She did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream? She wasn't sure.

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it? She didn't know.

The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream...

Jamie was forgotten. Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream, and
 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream.

The other 48 percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess."

We're now "enjoying" the ice cream Obama promised us!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Poll says Rossi, Murray in a dead heat

This originally appeared in Strange Bedfellows, and came to me courtesy of WashBucket

A new Rasmussen Reports poll shows Dino Rossi basically tied with Sen. Patty Murray in a hypothetical fall matchup.

Rossi, the two-time GOP gubernatorial candidate, hasn't said yet whether he'll challenge the Democrat who is seeking her fourth term. The Rasmussen survey shows:

• Murray: 48 Percent
• Rossi: 46 Percent
• Some Other Candidate: 2 Percent
The survey of 500 likely voters was taken Tuesday, May 4. The margin of error was 4.5 percent. A recent Elway Poll showed Murray with a bigger advantage.

Nate Silver, who runs the FiveThirtyEight website and is something of a rock star to poll geeks, weighed in on the Ross-Murray situation Wednesday.