Friday, January 29, 2010

The Obama Saga Through The Eyes Of A Pastor's Wife

The Obama Tales

This Fairy Tale was created by a Pastor's wife (actual source unknown), and it depicts the chronology of events that lead us to today. On the one hand it is extremely funny, but in reality it is not!

And it came to pass in the Age of Insanity that the people of the land Called America , having lost their morals, their initiative, and their Will to defend their liberties, chose as their Supreme Leader that Person known as "The One." 

He emerged from the vapors with a message that had no meaning; but He Hypnotized the people telling them, "I am sent to save you." My lack Of experience, my questionable ethics, my monstrous ego, and my Association with evil doers are of no consequence. I shall save you With hope and Change. Go, therefore, and proclaim throughout the Land that he who proceeded me is evil, that he has defiled the nation, And that all he has built must be destroyed. And the people rejoiced, For even though they knew not what "The One" would do, he had promised That it was good; and they believed. And "The One" said " We live in The greatest country in the world. Help me change everything about it!" And the people said, "Hallelujah! Change is good!"

Then He said, "We are going to tax the rich fat-cats." And the People said "Sock it to them!" "And redistribute their wealth." And The people said, "Show us the money!" And the he said, " Redistribution of wealth is good for everybody." 

And Joe the plumber asked, " Are you kidding me? You're going to Steal my money and give it to the deadbeats??" And "The One" Ridiculed and taunted him, and Joe's personal records were hacked and publicized. 

One lone reporter asked, "Isn't that Marxist policy?" And she was Banished from the kingdom!

Then a citizen asked, "With no foreign relations experience and Having zero military experience or knowledge, how will you deal with Radical terrorists?" And "The One" said, "Simple. I shall sit with Them and talk with them and show them how nice we really are; and they Will forget that they ever wanted to kill us all!" And the people Said, "Hallelujah!! We are safe at last, and we can beat our weapons Into free cars for the people!" 

Then "The One" said "I shall give 95% of you lower taxes." And one, Lone voice said, "But 40% of us don't pay ANY taxes." So "The One" Said, "Then I shall give you some of the taxes the fat-cats pay!" And the people said, "Hallelujah! Show us the money!" Then "The One" said, "I shall tax your Capital Gains when you sell Your homes!" And the people yawned and the slumping housing market Collapsed. And He said. "I shall mandate employer-funded health care For every worker and raise the minimum wage. And I shall give every Person unlimited healthcare and medicine and transportation to the Clinics." And the people said, "Give me some of that!" Then he said, "I shall penalize employers who ship jobs overseas." And the people said, "Where's my rebate check?" 

Then "The One" said, "I shall bankrupt the coal industry and Electricity rates will skyrocket!" And the people said, "Coal is Dirty, coal is evil, no more coal! But we don't care for that part About higher electric rates." So "The One" said, Not to worry. If Your rebate isn't enough to cover your expenses, we shall bail you out. Just sign up with the ACORN and you troubles are over!"

Then He said, "Illegal immigrants feel scorned and slighted. Let's Grant them amnesty, Social Security, free education, free lunches, Free medical care, bi-lingual signs and guaranteed housing..." And The people said, "Hallelujah!" and they made him king! 

And so it came to pass that employers, facing spiraling costs and Ever-higher taxes, raised their prices and laid off workers. Others Simply gave up and went out of business and the economy sank like unto A rock dropped from a cliff. The bank banking industry was destroyed. Manufacturing slowed to a crawl. And more of the people were without a means of support.

Then "The One" said, "I am the "the One"- The Messiah - and I'm here to save you! We shall just print more money so everyone will have enough!" But our foreign trading partners said unto Him. "Wait a minute. Your dollar is not worth a pile of camel dung! You will have to pay more... And "The One" said, "Wait a minute. That is unfair!!" And the world said, "Neither are these other idiotic programs you have embraced. Lo, you have become a Socialist state and a second-rate power. Now you shall play by our rules!"

And the people cried out, "Alas, alas!! What have we done?" But yea verily, it was too late. The people set upon The One and spat upon him and stoned him, and his name was dung. And the once mighty nation was no more; and the once proud people were without sustenance or shelter or hope. And the Change "The One" had given them was as like unto a poison that had destroyed them and like a whirlwind that consumed all that they had built.

And the people beat their chests in despair and cried out in anguish, "give us back our nation and our pride and our hope!!" But it was too late, and their homeland was no more.

You may think this a fairy tale, but it's not. It's happening RIGHT NOW

National security warrants nine minutes in State of the Union Address

HoState of the Unionmeland and National Security Not A High Priority

For most of his first year in office, the single most spoken of priority in the Obama administration was the overhaul of the nations healthcare system. Healthcare took the forefront over anything to do with national security. Security took a backseat to domestic issues, with the phrase "overseas contingency operations" being coined to replace the term war on terror. This phrase took the domestic nature of the problem out of the equation. In fact, during this year it seemed as security issues were backburnered so as to not turn off those in Congress whose votes on healthcare were critical. The many month delay in coming to a decision on the troop surge in Afghanistan comes to mind.

Last night the President said that jobs creation was the number one priority in the upcoming year. He will use this as a replacement for healthcare as that legislation appears to be DOA. The fact of the matter is that while jobs are a critical domestic issue, national security is really the most critical job that the President has. Without securing our nation internally and externally from those who would like to destroy us and our way of life, jobs will be nothing but a footnote.

Domestic Issues versus Security Issues

Should he spend time on the economy? Of course. But he should also have more in his quiver regarding security than empty rhetoric. He is viewed as nothing but an empty suit by both our so-called allies such as Russia and China, and nothing but a mouthpiece for the anemic and useless United Nations to which he has ceded our security policies by our enemies. Not only has Iran violated the Presidents December 31st deadline to agree with the United Nations plan for uranium enrichment, but they have issued plans of their own. What are the ramifications of this violation? More empty rhetoric.

The President said in his speech that Iran would face “growing consequences” if they continue to ignore calls for limitations on their nuclear program. What does that mean? Like a parent making idle threats to their children, this statement by the President is unfortunately laughable.

Terrorists being read their Miranda rights? Being tried in criminal court as if they murdered their next door neighbor who was having an affair with his wife? Not being tried as members of a terrorist organization who executed a plan to fly two jets in buildings killing thousands of innocent men and women? Not as enemy combatants which is exactly what they are? Not in a military tribunal? Holding a trial in the heart of one of the most dense cities in the world? With a cost for security that will be measured in the millions? This must be some kind of a bad joke. Unfortunately, it is our current reality.

The President says that if we prosecute the war on terror along the same lines as our enemies do, then we are in reality no better than they are. This kind of thinking is inane, and is used for political means as a method of appeasing the liberal left wing of the Democrat party. If your enemy is trying to kill you, then you do whatever you can to get information out of captured soldiers. If waterboarding works, then use it. If pulling out fingernails works, do that too. A dog barking in their faces? Womens underwear dangled in front of them? Whatever it takes!

What you do not do is read them their rights, effectively removing any potential to get actionable intelligence out of them. That is criminal.

The question of avoiding distasteful interrogation techniques is nothing more than an intellectual argument that is put forth by the ACLU and other groups like them. You can bet that if members of their families were at risk, and a captive might have information that would save them, they would advocate using any means necessary to get that information. It is time to come out of the Ivory Tower and into the world of reality.

The bottom line is this. Although only nine minutes were spent on securing our nation, President Obama still has the opportunity to become the type of leader we need. After all, he is only one year into a four year term. He needs to lead so that other countries may not like him. He needs to lead so that other countries, and particularly our enemies fear him and the words that he utters. He needs to do whatever it takes to keep America, our interests and our allies safe. The failed bombing over Detroit and the recent arrests of suspected domestic terrorists makes that necessity crystal clear.

I understand that what began as a discussion of the State of the Union Address digressed to a certain degree into more of a discussion of national security, but that is what frustration can do.

No more empty rhetoric! It is time for homeland security rhetoric that is not just made up of words. It needs to be tough, believed, actionable and implementable. And then it needs to be done.

Reprinted from an article by Michael Haltman at the Examiner

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

State of the Union Address Tailgate Party

What Are They Thinking?

Pelosi asks: How long can I stand here smiling and clapping, listening to this bullshit?

Obama says: This is the most important thing that we must do, now that the other important things that we did failed.

And I mean it!

State of the Union Address Guide Of The Basics To Remember

Its all Bush’s fault

The country is safer today that the day Obama took office; it really is an Overseas Contingency Operation and not a War on Terror.

Jobs have been created and the economy is stable

Healthcare is not dead

Government will be fiscally responsible

It's not about politics

“I’d rather be a good one term President, than a mediocre two term President”

What happened to choice 3?
A mediocre one term President

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Redneck?

Are you a Democrat, a Republican, or a Redneck? 

Here is a little test that will help you decide. 

The answer can be found by posing the following question:

You're walking down a deserted street with your wife and two small children.. 

Suddenly, an Islamic terrorist with a huge knife comes around the corner, locks eyes with you, screams obscenities, praises Allah, raises the knife, and charges at you. 

You are carrying a Colt Model 1911  45 cal. automatic pistol, and you are an expert shot. 

You have a mere seconds before he reaches you and your family. 
What do you do? 



Democrat's Answer: 

Well, that's not enough information to answer the question! 
Does the man look poor or oppressed? 

Have I ever done anything to him that would inspire him to attack? 

Could we run away? 

What does my wife think? 

What about the kids?

Could I possibly swing the gun, like a club and knock the knife out of his hand? 

What does the law, say about this situation? 
Does the pistol, have appropriate safety built into it? 

Why am I carrying a loaded gun anyway, and what kind of message does this send to society and to my children? 

Is it possible he'd be happy with just killing me? 

Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? 

If I were to grab his knees and hold on, could my family get away while he was stabbing me? 

Should I call 9-1-1? 

Why is this street so deserted? 
We need to raise taxes, have paint and weed day and make this happier, healthier street that would discourage such behavior. 

This is all so confusing! 
I need to debate this with some friends for few days and try to come to a consensus. 


Republican's Answer: 



Redneck's Answer: 

Click..... (Sounds of reloading)
BANG! Click 

Daughter: 'Nice grouping, Daddy! 

Were those the   Winchester 
Silver Tips or Hollow Points?! ' 

Son: 'Can I shoot the next one?!' 

Wife: 'You ain't taking that to the Taxidermist

Monday, January 25, 2010

The Battle of the Bulge and War on Terror

From New York Homeland Security, Michael Haltman

The Greatest Generation Forward to Generations Baby Boomer and X

Although a little slow on the uptake, the United States came to understand the necessity for winning World War II. There was no option for losing, as we faced an enemy led by a leader, Hitler, bent on world domination and in the creation of a world order that was defined by his beliefs of what it should be.

The leaders of the nation and of our allies made decisions that were based on the defeat of an enemy that they knew had to be defeated. These were not easy decisions, as these types of decisions never will be. But they were made not only for the near-term defeat of the enemy, but for what they hoped would be the long-term preservation of our way of life.

Religious Extremists and the Obama Way

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."  George Santayana

Today, our leaders take a different approach in protecting not only our homeland security, but also the security of the world. It was actually an approach that was attempted with Hitler, but that of course failed miserably as you cannot negotiate with men such as that.

Today, we are playing the game of appeasement, procrastination, negotiation, diplomacy and the mushy carrot and stick approach with an enemy that does not play by these rules. In the same way that Hitler was more than happy to sign the Non-Aggression pact with Russia, Iran is more than happy to string us along, saying one thing and do another because they are aware of the world's lack of resolve for dealing with this problem.

The problem, however, will not go away, but will only become worse as this enemy thrives on what it views to be weakness and capitulation. They do not play by the Marquis of Queensbury Rules or by the rules of the Geneva Convention. To go at them in this way is the equivalent of trying to blow a bunker buster bomb out of the sky with a water pistol as it is descending right on top of you.

·      We had our contemporary Pearl Harbor on September 11, 2001, yet instead of fighting back we call our conflict "overseas contingency operations".
·      Instead of keeping these terrorists at Gitmo where we can keep the United States safe, we look to ship them to the mainland and back to their countries of origin.
·      Instead of pumping them for every last piece of potentially actionable information they may have, we read them their Miranda Rights and bring them into one of the most congested cities in the world to stand trial.
·      Instead of taking matters of national security into our own hands, we farm it out to an organization, the United Nations, that unfortunately could not locate its' own butt with both hands.
·      Instead of letting our enemy now that we mean business, we set deadlines for action that we have no intention of keeping.
·      Instead of acting like the superpower that we are in making our own security decisions, we cede this power to a consensus among allies, some of whom are false.
·      We politicize decisions that are military in nature, so that they either get decided in a way to placate the ACLU or left-wing of the Democrat Party, or they never get decided at all.
·      Instead of strengthening our intelligence gathering capability, the leadership seeks to marginalize it.

The Allied Victory at The Battle of the Bulge Marked The Beginning Of The End For The German War Machine

At a time when veterans of World War II are dying at a rate some estimate to be over 1,000 a day, it is important to remember them and their sacrifice. It is also important to remember the end of one of the fiercest battles of World War II, one that inflicted a devastating blow to the Nazi war machine. While this battle did not mark the end of the war in Europe, it was the beginning of the end for Germany. The battle I speak of is the Battle of the Bulge.

The battle began on December 16, 1944 and ended on January 25, 1945, with the German loss of men and aircraft paving the way for it's ultimate surrender and the end of the war in Europe only months later.

Battle Devastating In The Number Of Lives Lost, Yet Critical To The Security Of The World

Numbers vary as numbers often will, but the death toll of American soldiers killed in this long, drawn out battle totals close to 20,000 with over 80,000 wounded. These soldiers of the Greatest Generation need to be continually remembered and thanked. Thanked for their sacrifices as well as for their contributions to the lives we are able to lead today.  

From New York Homeland Security at the Examiner