Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Obama and Biden Are Enemies Of The Second Amendment

They're not yet President and Vice President of the United States but Barack Hussein Obama and Joe Biden are already preparing their assault on your right to keep and bear arms. On the official Obama transition website is his anti-gun agenda:

"Address Gun Violence in Cities: As president, Barack Obama would repeal the Tiahrt Amendment,which restricts the ability of local law enforcement to access important gun trace information, and give police officers across the nation the tools they need to solve gun crimes and fight the illegal arms trade. Obama and Biden also favor commonsense measures that respect the Second Amendment rights of gun owners, while keeping guns away from children and from criminals who shouldn't have them. They support closing the gun show loophole and making guns in this country childproof. They also support making the expired federal Assault Weapons Ban permanent, as such weapons belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets."

I have a few problems with what they are saying because what they say generally goes unchallenged in the pro-Obama media. Consider these 5 points:

1. Obama and Biden want to "Address Gun Violence". Personally I've never seen a gun get violent. That's because it's an inanimate object is incapable of being violent. The term "Gun Violence" is just an effort to remove the responsibility for criminal acts from the criminal and place the responsibility on an object in an effort to destroy that object. It might be a cliche but I'm going to say it again, guns don't kill people - people kill people. We can add to that by saying, guns aren't violent - people are violent.

2. Repealing the Tiahrt Amendment doesn't give police officers a tool to fight crime because they already have the ability to access gun trace information when they are performing a valid investigation. Repealing the Tiahrt Amendment would allow private anti-gun organizations access to private gun ownership information for the purpose of bringing harassment lawsuits against gun manufacturers and even law abiding private citizens. Lawsuits? Yes, the anti-gun lobby want to be able to bring lawsuits against gun manufacturers for "wrongful death" as though the gun manufacturer pulled the trigger. They refuse to go after criminals and instead go after lawful businesses in order to achieve their warped ideals and enrich themselves.

3. Gun Show Loophole? There is no loophole. All firearms dealers are required to perform background checks on persons purchasing guns whether they are at their gun store or a gun show...the standard is the same. Still, anti-gun activists claim that many criminals obtain guns from gun shows, though the most recent federal survey of convicted felons put the figure at only 0.7 percent. I'll say it again, there is no loophole. So it seems that Obama, Biden and others want to shut down gun shows altogether, limiting access to guns by law abiding citizens desiring to protect themselves, their families and their property.

4. Making Guns Childproof? Nobody wants children to get hurt but there's no such thing as childproof pill bottles much less child proof guns. It's a ploy to place an impossible and unrealistic burden on gun manufacturers. Better to enforce current laws requiring parents to keep the guns out of the hands of their children. Also, how about parents taking some responsibility and teaching their children what they should do when they encounter a gun?

5. Assault Weapons Ban...it's ridiculous. They say it's about banning "military style" weapons that "belong on foreign battlefields and not on our streets." Of course the weapons banned are not military weapons at all and never have been. Further, the banned weapons are not used in crimes any more than any other type of firearm. Actually, about 35 times more people are murdered without any sort of firearm (knife, bare hands, etc.) as with all so called "assault weapons" combined.

These anti-gun measures will not make anyone other than criminals safer. They are meant to deprive you of your rights and ability to defend yourself so they have more power over you. Tyrants prefer unarmed subjects, it's really that simple.

Dancing With The Stars Nov 11th

Ok, I still love Dancing With The Stars but when did it become Dr. Phil? Or, should I say...when did it become Dr. Drew? I'm really not happy with the changes that the show is making and trying to appeal to the Springer audience. Anyway, goodbye to Maurice and Cheryl. Sorry, but that's it for now.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Congratulations Barack Obama and Joe Biden

I'm not a sore loser. My candidates Senator John McCain and Governor Sarah Palin did not win the election and I wish it were otherwise. However, I wish to congratulate the President-Elect Barack Hussein Obama and the Vice President-Elect Joseph Biden. Yes, I truly offer my congratulations and my best wishes.

I also congratulate the American people for another peaceful transfer of executive power. We are very fortunate that we as a people can disagree but still end up living and working together to build a better future. It doesn't happen that way everywhere.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Do Obama Followers Know What He Stands For?

It's been said that followers of Senator Barack Hussein Obama have no idea what he stands for. Personally I think it's because he doesn't divulge a lot of details on how he plans to do things if he becomes President of the United States.

Obama's followers in Harlem were interviewed and asked if they supported his policies as read to them by the interviewer. These people who support Obama agreed with all the policies the interviewer asked them about but there's a problem...they were Senator John McCain's policies. The Harlem Obama supporters had no idea where their leader stood on issues. Hear the Audio

I bring this up yet again because of something I saw today at the gun range in Corpus Christi, Texas. It was a Toyota Hybrid with an Obama 2008 sticker on it. I couldn't believe what I saw. This wasn't a protestor that drove the car, it was someone who owns a gun and was there to shoot. C'mon, a gun owner that supports Barack Hussein Obama? Clearly this person is totally uninformed regarding Obama's history of anti-gun behavior. What history is that you ask? Well, according to the NRA's Magazine "America's Freedom", Obama has:
  • Supported banning hundreds of rifles and shotguns commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.
  • Voted to allow “reckless” lawsuits designed to put the firearms industry out of business.
  • Voted to allow the prosecution of citizens who use a firearm for self-defense in the home.
  • Supported increasing taxes on firearms and ammunition by 500 percent.
  • Voted to ban virtually all rifle ammunition commonly used for hunting and sport shooting.
  • Became a member of the board of directors of the radically anti-gun Joyce Foundation.
  • Said in 1996 that he supported a complete handgun ban in a questionnaire from the Independent Voters of Illinois.
  • Proposed a ban on gun stores within five miles of any school or park.
  • Stated his support for gun owner licensing and firearm registration.
  • Voted for one-gun-a-month handgun purchase limits.
  • Voted against confirming pro-Second Amendment justices to the U.S. Supreme Court.

If you're a follower of Barack Hussein Obama...did you know about this? If you didn't you really should check into your leader before you vote. If you did know about this and still plan to vote for Senator Obama...SHAME ON YOU.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Are You A Democrat, Republican, or Southerner?

Sorry, don't know who to attribute this too, but it's too insightful to leave unpublished.

Are you a Democrat, Republican, or Southerner?

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 .40 cal Glock, and you are an expert shot. You have 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?

What does the law say about this situation?

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

Does he definitely want to kill me, or would he be content just to wound me? Should I call 9-1-1?

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

(The last couple of questions were asked while bleeding to death)

Republican's Answer: BANG!

Southerner's Answer: BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG!Click..... (Sounds of reloading) BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! BANG! Click

Daughter: 'Nice grouping, Daddy! Were those the Winchester Silver Tips or Hydra-Shock hollow points?

Son: Can I shoot the next one?

Wife: You ain't takin' that to the taxidermist!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Another Short History Lesson On The Political Parties - Women Get The Vote

How many of you know that women in the United States were not allowed to vote in any election until the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920? It's sad but true that women were denied a fundamental right so crucial to our democracy. How did it change? Well, that's where the Republican Party came in.

In 1896 the Republican Party became the first major U.S. political party to support Women's Suffrage. When the 19th Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, 26 of 36 state legislatures that voted to ratify it were under Republican control.

So, when you hear that one political party is looking out for women more than another...remember who wanted women to be able to vote - It wasn't the Democratic Party.

Is Barack Hussein Obama Eligible To Be President According To The U.S. Constitution?

If you've read the United States Constitution you know that in order for anyone to become the President of the United States there are a couple of things you have to be:

1. You must be 35 years old.
2. You must be a natural born citizen of the United States.
3. Be a resident of the United States for 14 years.

It turns out that Senator Barack Obama might not be a natural born citizen of the United States. At least that's what a lawyer named Philip J. Berg, a lifelong Democrat and supporter of Hillary Clinton, has said in a lawsuit filed in federal court. Haven't heard of this? Haven't heard about the lawsuit filed against Barack Hussein Obama and the Democratic National Committee? That's kinda interesting since the federal judge has said that Mr. Berg does have standing to file the lawsuit and that it's not frivolous. So why isn't this on every television and in every newspaper?

For more about the issue of Barack Hussein Obama's citizenship please see Obama Crimes.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Senator Biden Says International Crisis Will Happen If Obama Is Elected

Over the weekend Senator Joe Biden, the Democrat's Vice Presidential nominee, was either the most honest politician ever to speak or the very worst running mate ever...or both. Why? Senator Biden who is supposedly very experienced in foreign affairs said "it will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama...", and "Watch. We're going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy".

My question is this...If Senator Biden is correct why would anyone want Senator Obama as President of the United States? It doesn't matter whether an Obama administration resolved the crisis correctly or not, why have the crisis just because the world wants to know how he would handle it?

It should also be noted that Senator Biden didn't say that the next President of the United States would be tested, he said Obama would be tested. Why is that you ask? Because world leaders, especially the stupid and despotic leaders, would try to push the limits of the inexperienced junior Senator from Illinois much like children test their parents. On the other hand, world leaders understand how Senator John McCain would react to their antics.

I hope we don't have to find out if Obama would be tested or not.

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Week 5

Well, week 4 of Dancing With The Stars saw Rocco leaving the show just as I predicted. Of course I didn't really need a crystal ball since it was Misty May's injury that saved him from leaving earlier.

Week 5 was really interesting because they added some new dances. I'm not sure I'm really that enthusiastic about the Hustle but the Jitterbug that Brooke Burke did was fun. Still I'd rather see more of the Ballroom Dances like the Waltz, Foxtrot, and Tango.

Now week 5 is over and Toni Braxton has been eliminated from the competition. It's really too bad; I thought she was doing pretty well. Not well enough to win the competition but certainly better than Cloris Leachman and Susan Lucci. It just goes to show that there is a definite popularity issue with how the voting is done.

Warning From Pakistan

This morning, from a cave somewhere in Pakistan, Taliban Minister of Migration, Mohammed Omar, warned the United States that if military action against Iraq continues, Taliban authorities will cut off America's supply of convenience store managers and possibly candidates for President of the United States. And if this action does not yield sufficient results, cab drivers will be next, followed by Deli and AOL customer service reps, and then Motel 6 managers.

It's gonna get ugly, folks.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Obama Supporters Are Really Uninformed

It's kinda funny. I've never met a supporter of Senator Barack Obama that actually knew what his policies actually were. Apparently, it's not just my experience of Obama supporters. Check out the clip from the Howard Stern show below. It's audio only where one of Stern's people interviews people in Harlem. He asks if they support Obama because of his policies. They do support the policies the interviewer mentions but there's one problem...they're McCain's policies.

Dancing With The Stars (DWTS) Week Four

Season 7 of Dancing With The Stars is well underway here in week 4 of the competition. I admit it. I like DWTS a lot. This season may very well be the best and most competitive since the show's debut. Two Olympic champions started, An Oscar winner, A Superbowl Champion, A Grammy winning singer, Assorted Actors, etc, and they're all Ballroom Dancing. It's just cool.

But, I've been asked who my picks are for finalists this season. I've narrowed it down to two...and "in no particular order" as they say...Brooke Burke, and Warren Sapp. Both are dancing very well, put on a good show for the audience, and have lots of appeal. I didn't really know what to expect from Brooke Burke since I'd only seen her hosting shows on TV and gracing numerous computer monitors, but she's shown she can really dance and be competitive. On the other hand I thought Warren Sapp might be pretty good. It seems like the NFL players that have been on the show have done very well and Sapp is no exception. I'm guessing that having a high degree of conditioning, a strong work ethic, and a competitive spirit that NFL players have to have makes it easier for them to do well.

I'll be watching tonight to see who's eliminated but I doubt it will be Brooke Burke or Warren Sapp. If I had to guess who will leave I'd say....Chef Rocco Dispirito or Oscar Winner Cloris Leachman, but I've been surprised before.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Congressman Ciro Rodriguez Should Be Ashamed

Here in the wonderful city of San Antonio it's election season just as it is around the country. The 23rd Congressional District's current Congressman, Ciro Rodriguez, is running for re-election against former Bexar County Commisioner Lyle Larson. It's expected during a political campaign that the truth will suffer; however, the depths Congressman Rodriguez has sunk to is completely disgusting. Congressman Rodriguez should be very ashamed.

In television ads by the Democratic Committee on his behalf and in ads placed by his campaign a claim is made that the Congressman's opponent supports a 23% sales tax added to everything. The ads make it sound as though the sales tax would be added to everything and would be paid in addition to current taxes. The ads make the charge that Lyle Larson is for higher taxes and cite Larson's own website Issues Page. The ads are lies. It's very clear if you read Larson's page that he is against raising taxes and is an advocate of the Fair Tax.

Essentially, the Fair Tax is a national sales tax that REPLACES income tax. Hmm, a 23% sales tax instead of 28% and higher income tax. How is that a tax hike? It's not. Ciro Rodriguez should be ashamed of telling such lies and misleading the public.

By the way, I don't live in the 23rd Congressional District and cannot vote for either Rodriquez or Larson. I just don't like the lies.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Predatory Lenders? Lions, Gazelles, and Bear Markets...Oh My!

The economy is everywhere in the news. The media somehow loves economic turmoil and plays the bad economy stories everywhere. In addition to a declining Dow Jones, one of the main themes they keep showing is about "Predatory Lenders". You know what they mean. Lenders that took advantage of well meaning, average, people that just want the American Dream and couldn't afford the loans given to them.

Everytime I hear the term "Predatory Lenders" I have the same thought.... The lender is a lion in Africa and the borrower is a gazelle. The lender/lion stalks the borrower/gazelle slowly gaining ground and keeping an eye on the weakest member of the borrower/gazelle herd. Then, when the time is right, the lender/lion pounces! And, in the blink of an eye the borrower/gazelle is brought down by the neck and eaten....I mean FORCED AT GUNPOINT (or gaping lion's mouth) to sign for a loan the borrower/gazelle doesn't want and can't pay.

Oh my, the poor borrower/gazelle. Barely escaping with life, the borrower/gazelle is saddled with mountains of adjustable rate, sub prime, no money down debt that was never wanted. No, the borrower/gazelle would never have set foot on the African Savannah (Lender's Office) unless dragged there by the lender/lions so they could be hunted. They had no choice. There's no way they could have avoided ending up in Africa. They couldn't have just paid rent in Hoboken and saved up for a down payment instead of being FORCED to take the lender/lion's money for a $350,000 house on $25,000 a year income. Poor gazelle. Naughty lion, shame on you.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Barack Obama, Friend of Terrorists

It's no secret that I do not support Senator Barack Obama's campaign for the office of President of the United States. It has nothing to do with his mixed race. It has nothing to do with his party affiliation. It DOES have to do with his very poor judgment when selecting friends, mentors, and pastors. Though it has been known for some time that Obama is a friend of William Ayers, a domestic terrorist, it is only now that there is any main stream media coverage of their friendship. Do you really want a President who counts a terrorist among his friends and allies? Do you want to vote for a political party that nominates the kind of person that is the friend of a terrorist? I don't.

You know what? I wonder why Senator Joe Biden is ok with this. Just kidding, I know that he's a power seeker that doesn't care about who suffers as long as he gets his way.

A Short History Lesson - The Political Parties

It always amazes me during political campaigns, especially presidential campaigns, that ethnic minorities in this country side with and vote for the Democratic Party. I support their right to do so but I still don't understand it considering the history behind the parties.

Thomas Jefferson founded the Democratic Party in 1792 as a congressional caucus to fight for the Bill of Rights and against the elitist Federalist Party. In 1798, the "party of the common man" was officially named the Democratic-Republican Party and in 1800 elected Jefferson as the first Democratic President of the United States.

I do think that Thomas Jefferson, like the other founding fathers, was a great man who was instrumental in creating this great country. However, the founder of the Democratic Party was a SLAVE OWNER.

The Republican Party was born in the early 1850's by anti-slavery activists and individuals who believed that government should grant western lands to settlers free of charge. The first informal meeting of the party took place in Ripon, Wisconsin.

The first Republican Party President elected to office was Abraham Lincoln. You might remember President Lincoln as the President that ENDED SLAVERY.

There are more instances where the elected officials affiliated with the Democratic Party did their best to keep down minorities but that's for another Short History Lesson.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

What Do Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden Have In Common?

Q. What Do Barack Obama and Osama Bin Laden Have In Common?

A. They both personally know people who have bombed the Pentagon.

By the way, that's not a joke. There's no punch line. It's just the truth. Would you have a terrorist as a friend? If not, would you support someone with the poor judgment and lack of love for this country to have a terrorist friend? Would you be the running mate of a person like that?

So, why is it you're supporting Barack Obama?

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

What Should Barack Obama Know About Corporate Taxation?

Ok people, just a short entry here. Senator Barack Obama, the Democratic Party Presidential Candidate, is usually short on substance when it comes to how he will achieve his goals. However, one thing has been pretty consistent - he wants to raise taxes on corporations.

You might think that's a good thing if you're into the rich vs poor, Us vs them politics that the Obama campaign is using but I'll tell you this - Obama has never run a corporation for profit. He hasn't been a CEO, CFO, or COO. For that matter he apparently hasn't ever taken high school business or economics. If he had he would have learned a major truth...U.S. CORPORATIONS DO NOT PAY TAXES.

Go ahead and argue the point and you'll be wrong. Corporations DO COLLECT taxes as directed by the law, and corporations DO SEND that money in to the U.S. Treasury or other governmental agency as required. BUT...they pass that cost on to the consumer. I'll say it another way. Any tax levied on a corporation is counted as a cost of doing business and any cost of doing business is figured in to the final selling price of the corporation's product or service. Any raise in taxes on corporations as Barack Obama has repeatedly suggested will raise prices YOU PAY.

That's right, a tax increase on corporations is a back-door tax ON YOU!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Sarah Palin Understands The Federal Government's Role

On Wednesday, September 3rd, Governor Sarah Palin of Alaska accepted the Republican Party's nomination as the Vice Presidential candidate. She made a fantastic acceptance speech that was lauded by pretty much everyone. Even Senators Barack Obama and Joseph Biden, the Democratic Party's Presidential and Vice Presidential nominees liked the speech but offered the criticism that she didn't mention healthcare and college tuition.

Ok, I'll grant that she didn't mention those things but why would she? In my opinion she didn't fail to mention healthcare and college tuition because she doesn't think they're important issues. I personally believe that Sarah Palin didn't mention those things because she understands that healthcare and college tuition are not the domain of the federal government. That's right, it's not the federal government's job to provide healthcare and/or college tuition. She knows that just as anyone who has read the U.S. Constitution knows that. Apparently the Harvard educated lawyer Barack Obama and his Washington insider running mate need to read the U.S. Constitution and remember what the federal government's job is.

If you want the federal government to provide healthcare for everyone and provide college for your kids I say this to you...BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU WISH FOR!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

The Candidate Of Change? Obama Isn't It.

Well, it's been a while since I've blogged about the current Presidential Campaign. I thought I'd take a break just like Congress. Of course I can't take FIVE WEEKS OFF like Congress can so I'm back at it.

Truthfully, I can't understand why this campaign hasn't been called in favor of Senator John McCain already. Why? Because Senator Barack Obama has set up his whole campaign around being the candidate for change. He's short on what he'll change but what blows apart his "candidate of change" theme is his pick for a running mate. Senator Joseph Biden is as far from change as you can get. He's a complete Washington insider, extremely partisan, and as his past comments have shown...no fan of Obama's.

If Washington is broken as Obama says it is then isn't Senator Biden, having served more than 30 years in the Senate, part of the reason it's broken? This sounds more like political expediency than change.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Barack Obama Is Against Concealed Handgun License Holders

Barack Obama is against concealed handguns and concealed handgun license holders. I don't make this charge without evidence. Mr. Obama, in an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, stated "I am not in favor of concealed weapons." and further stated "I think it creates a potential atmosphere where more innocent people could (get shot during) altercations."

Never mind that statistics kept by States that issue Concealed Handgun Licenses (CHL) and by the Federal Government indicate Obama is wrong about an increase in shooting incidents. Politicians like Obama have always forecast gun fights in the streets everytime a State passes a CHL law and they never have come to pass.

The truth is that people have the right to defend themselves, their family, and property and according to Professor Gary Kleck they do so with their own guns 2.5 million times a year...usually without firing a shot (though sometimes it's necessary). And, many of these people are CHL holders. Here are some examples of people defending themselves and others that have made it into the news:

According to White County, Tenn., Sheriff Oddie Shoupe, a man was leaving a home he'd just burglarized when he encountered the homeowner, Keith Gurtley, on the front porch. The sheriff explained, "This burglar coming out of the house asked Mr. Gurtley, 'Can I help you?' and Mr. Gurtley said, "Yes, you're in my house, bud." That's when the intruder reached for the stolen pistol in his waistband. "Don't do it," Gurtley said, drawing his 9mm. When the suspect failed to comply, Gurtley, who holds a concealed-carry permit, shot and killed him. "I'm afraid that if Mr. Gurtley had not been armed, he would be the one dead," the sheriff said, adding he's seen an increase in residents with carry permits. "They're tired of having to be afraid of all the criminals out there." (Herald-Citizen, Cookeville, Tenn., 05/16/08)

When the burglar alarm woke Jon Sokol's wife, she figured her husband had yet again tripped it while fetching the newspaper. But Sokol was sleeping at her side. "I think there's somebody in the house," Sokol remembers his wife whispering. Despite his reluctance to believe his house had been invaded, Sokol walked to the stairs to investigate. Then he saw someone move. Quickly he went for his gun. "As I stepped around the corner, he hit me...right between the eyes. And I fired the gun. Down on the ground he went, and I insisted, in a not very nice way, that he not move. I held him at gunpoint until the police arrived." Police sat the intruder, who was armed with a knife, has a lengthy criminal record. (Star Tribune, Minneapolis, Minn., 05/02/08)

Eugene Johnson was away when burglars first struck his home, trashing it and stealing money. But he was home less than two weeks later when his wife heard someone kick in the back door. Johnson, who spent nearly three years in a North Korean P.O.W. camp, quickly go his pistol and intervened. The burglar said, "Don't move, I have a gun," Johnson recalls. "I said, 'Buddy, I've got a gun, too, and it's [aimed] right on you.' Things go quiet then." Police say the suspect had fled. "The home owner acted appropriately," said District Attorney David Freed. "Criminals who break into occupied homes assume the risk of being shot by the home owners." (The Patriot-News, Harrisburg, Pa., 05/31/08)

Barack Obama's record is clear. He's anti gun, anti gun owner, anti Second Amendment, and doesn't believe you can be trusted to defend yourself with your own gun without going on a shooting rampage. He's not the man you want for President. Thankfully, CHL holders are usually voters.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Did Obama's Arrogance Trump His Intelligence?

Ok everybody, I've been a little lazy lately and haven't been writing very much. I guess I'm continuing that trend because what you will read below was not written by me. It was written by someone who admits he voted for Barack Hussein Obama in the California primary. If this guy is an Obama supporter he's not doing a great job of showing it. Enjoy.

By: Jack Deal

It was a masterful campaign right through to Texas. Just before Texas Obama admitted they had let up for a few days and could have perhaps won or closed the gap with a stronger finish.

This was to my recollection the first time Obama admitted his campaign had made a mistake. Up to that point it was by most accounts a masterful campaign; in fact, an almost perfect campaign.

But as we know now, that was the calm before the storm.

First came the Michelle Obama comments that she had never been proud to be an American until her husband ran for office. Whew. There's one that will come back before November.

The Swift Boat propaganda masterminds will somehow create an image of her being First Lady and trying to represent the country she is not so proud of. Whew.

Next came the very Rev. Wright or as he is now called the Rev. Wrong. Willie Brown, perhaps one of the most savvy Democrats and former Speaker of the California Assembly and Mayor of San Francisco, nailed it on the head.

Willie said the real pros when they make the decision to go for high office look all around themselves and clean up the rough spots anticipating the vetting process. Obama did not do that thinking he and his message were above all the pettiness. By the way, for those that aren't aware of it, Willie Brown is African American.

Obama's explanation of the Rev. Wright was OK for his supporters but insufficient for his detractors. Does Obama expect everyone to believe he sat in the good Reverend's church for 20 years and simply not hear Wright's anti-American rantings? Of course lots of folks do sleep through church...

But the real problem with the good Reverend is yet to come. The Swift Boat propaganda machine will bring up, as Vice President Dick Cheney said at the recent press convention, the prospect of the Rev. Wrong giving invocations at the White House. Whew. That won't play well in Peoria and a lot of other places.

And then there's the ex- terrorist and "English professor" William Ayres. He and wife Bernadette Dohrn are quite the darling couple and have a loyal following amongst the progressives at the University of Chicago where he is a "Distinguished Professor."

Obama said he was only eight when Ayres and company bombed the United States so what's the big deal? The big deal is just how will that play in Peoria and the odds are it won't play so well either.

It will play about as well as Obama's elitist statement that rednecks cling to their guns and religion because they are bitter about the economy and their government.

Whew. He may have been talking to the liberal progressives out here in California but his message will be relayed to every small town in the land.

Now it appears the clouds are gathering over what now increasingly appears to be a defective campaign. His explanations and complaints about rising above it all show either contempt or arrogance or both.

Many Americans take very seriously their President's loyalty, character and judgment, something the Obama campaign has vastly underestimated.

Arrogance is the only explanation.

Obama is a really smart guy and he likes entertaining others with his brilliance. He likes to "show off" and "wing it" and that's what gets him in trouble. Like a night club comedian he lives or dies off the audience's reaction; that's why he says things like small town folks are bitter and cling to their religion.

As a "typical white person" it's not really about Democrats like me, who really don't care what preachers say and don't pay attention to what clowns like William Ayres say.

It's my friends in the South and Midwest that are crying "foul." These folks are white, Reagan Democrats or Arnold Republicans. They are centrist, patriotic and by many experts the so-called swing vote.

For Obama they unfortunately don't forgive and forget and they are spreading the word.

By all accounts Obama is a very smart person and I voted for him in the California primary. His mistaken views of economics and proposals for an all powerful government would have been issues for the fall but now they will play second fiddle to his loyalty, character and judgment problems.

In an election the Democrats simply could not lose it appears it is now a real race and one we Democrats can definitely lose. And in the end it may well be Obama's arrogance that leads to his downfall.

Like Dick Morris said, the biggest problem we Democrats have may turn out to be that Obama is our party's nominee.

Author Resource: Jack Deal is the owner of JD Deal Online Marketing, Santa Cruz and Monterey, CA. Related articlesmay be found at http://www.jddeal.com/blog/opinion and http://www.freeandinquiringmind.typepad.com

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Monday, May 19, 2008

Obama's Upset Again

Well, Barack Hussein Obama is upset again. This time he's upset with the Tennessee GOP picking on his poor Harvard educated Lawyer wife. How are they picking on her? Well, by using her own words of course. The TN GOP has put together a YouTube video interspersing Michelle Obama's words and those of some Patriotic Tennessee residents. What did Senator Obama say about this? He said, "If they think that they're going to try to make Michelle an issue in this campaign, they should be careful because that I find unacceptable, the notion that you start attacking my wife or my family."

Oooh, we should be scared. We have to "be careful" because Barack Hussein Obama will be out to get us. Well, I'm not scared and I'm fine with going after Michelle Obama using her own words. First, how is it attacking someone by repeating their own words? Second, if she's out there campaigning for her husband she's fair game just like anyone else.

Here's the video and yes I think she's not all that patriotic. If you're that ashamed to be an American please go somewhere else where you think it's better.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Does Your Carpet Contribute To Global Warming?

Ok, I still don't buy the idea of man-made global warming but many people do and those people are some of the biggest hypocrites alive. Many of these "Global Warming is Doomsday" types do things on a reguar basis that, according to their own "science", contributes to CO2 emissions and global warming. Among the things these hypocrites do is install carpet in their offices, homes and apartments.

I know what you're thinking...C'mon Ben...Carpet? Yes. Just think about it a minute. There are a few reasons that common household or office carpet contributes to global warming:

1. Modern carpet is made from synthetic fibers usually derived from petroleum (oil). The manufacturing process uses lots of electricity which is usually produced by CO2 producing electric plants.
2. Carpet is very heavy and must be transported great distances from the manufacturer to the distributor's warehouse by CO2 producing, petroleum burning trucks and trains.
3. Carpet must come from the warehouse to the location it will be installed in by more trucks.
4. Carpet must be regularly cleaned by electric vacuum cleaners and electrically powered steam cleaners. Remember, electricity is produced by generators powered by coal or petroleum.

People don't need carpet and the global warming crowd needs to recognize this and get carpet banned in all U.S. homes and offices starting with their own.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Does Senator Rockefeller Hate Military Pilots?

On Tuesday, April 8, 2008 Democratic Senator Jay Rockefeller said of Republican Senator John McCain, "McCain was a fighter pilot, who dropped laser-guided missiles from 35,000 feet. He was long gone when they hit. What happened when they (the missiles) get to the ground? He doesn't know. You have to care about the lives of people. McCain never gets into those issues."

He has since apologized to McCain but what about an apology to the many brave men and women of our armed forces who, like McCain, have dropped "laser-guided" munitions? Is Senator Rockefeller saying that they are unfeeling? Is he saying they don't care about the lives of people? Is he really saying this about all former and current members of the U.S. Military who flew fighters and bombers? Well, if he is, it's certainly nothing new for a member of the political party that hates the military and wishes for the defeat of the United States.

If Senator Rockefeller had a pair he'd make sure he apologized to our brave men and women who have carried the load when people like Rockefeller stayed safely at home speaking through both of his faces.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Geraldine Ferraro Gets Thrown Under The Bus

I find it interesting that any criticism of Barack Hussein Obama is immediately called racism. More interesting is that comments that are not critical of the junior Senator get called racist when clearly they are not. As an example look at the comment that got Geraldine Ferraro, a former Democratic Vice Presidential candidate, relieved from her duties in the Clinton campaign..."If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color), he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."

I ask you...how is that racist? I also want to know why the liberal media didn't want to examine the truth of the comment. C'mon does anyone really think Barack Hussein Obama would be able to defeat Hillary Clinton in the Democratic Primaries if he was a white lawyer in his first term as a U.S. Senator? I'll bet that John Edwards could weigh in on that idea. Obama has clearly been catapulted into his current position because he's black. The reason why his race is helping him at this point is, in my view, simple. Liberals must continually show their color blindness to assure themselves of their supposed moral superiority. So, considering there's not a dime's worth of difference between Clinton and Obama from a policy standpoint, the uber liberals proudly cast their vote with Obama. I really think it's that simple.

Geraldine Ferraro was thrown under the bus because she spoke the truth. I know it's weird to think of a career polititian like Ferraro speaking the truth in an election year but it happened. And, instead of the truth setting her free it just left her with big tire marks...because the liberals don't care about the truth and facts, just what makes them feel good and superior.

Monday, March 10, 2008

I Still Feel Dirty...Kind Of

Yes, I still feel a little dirty about it. I've showered, bathed, and been tempted to scrub with bleach to feel clean again but it'll probably be November before all is well. Why? Yes, last Tuesday I voted in the Texas primary for Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Believe me I know the impact of what I've done, but I had to do my best to make sure that Shrillary stayed in the race against Barack Hussein Obama. The reason is simple...someone on the Democrat side needs to point out Obama's shortcomings since it appears that John McCain is going to be a weenie and treat him with velvet gloves. Don't misunderstand me on this. I'm not saying anyone should say anything about any candidate that is untrue. What I am saying is that the truth about Obama needs to be put out there by someone that the liberal left will listen to. Obama is getting a pass by the national media just because he's charismatic. At least I guess it's his charisma because surely nobody would overlook faults and shortcomings because he's bi-racial. Would they?

Friday, February 15, 2008

An Observation On Universal Health Care

It's a big topic this election season - Universal Health Care. Well, it's big on the Democratic agenda and I'm guessing it's because the Dems are betting most voters are stupid. They might be right. Lots of people are getting behind Clinton and Obama because of the promise (made by polititians remember) that they will provide health care to everyone. Wow.

Of course both of these political creatures gloss over the important issue of how it will be funded though Shrillary has hinted that participation would be mandatory. However, the nut and bolts of Universal Health Care are not what I want to write about at this time. Rather, I want to share an observation somewhat related to Universal Health Care.

Have you noticed that people living in countries that have Universal Health Care keep coming here to the United States of America where we don't have Universal Health Care? I've noticed...and I've made the observation that it happens with incredible frequency.

According to pseudo-documentarian Michael Moore, Cuba has some of the best health care in the world and it's available to every Cuban - it's Univeral Health Care. So, if Cuba has such wonderful health care that's free to every citizen...wait for it...wait...WHY THE HELL DO THEY RISK THEIR LIVES COMING HERE? Cubans literally risk their lives in makeshift boats and horrible rafts trying to get away from the free health care paradise they live in to come to the good ol' US of A where they would have to pay for it. Of course they realize all to well that they DO PAY FOR IT in Fidel's Cuba in ways Americans have a hard time understanding.

Canada, another Michael Moore favorite, has Universal Health Care yet Canadians come across the border with alarming frequency to PAY for health care. Why? Well, the why is simple...they get better health care here and they get it when they want it. Again, Americans have a hard time understanding this because we don't generally have to wait, but in the Great White North waiting months for a hip replacement or even a coronary bypass operation isn't unusual at all. How about something as simple as having a baby? No, Canadians don't reproduce through cloning that's just a terrible rumor. But, a couple of months ago there were several news stories about Canadian women being flown to American hospitals by the Canadian Government to have their babies because the Canadian Univeral Health Care system's maternity wards were overloaded. Hmm, what else....oh yeah, how about Canadians moving to the United States? Why on earth would they leave a country with free health care to come here? I can guess.

Strangely, people from all sorts of places that have free Universal Health Care from England to Panama keep showing up here in the United States. They all know we don't have Universal Health Care but they leave their home countries to come here. Sometimes they just come for the best health care in the world, and sometimes they move here to improve their lives in general but they do keep coming despite what we don't have. Don't you find that at least a little interesting?

Sunday, February 3, 2008

The New Year? No Surprises.

I can't believe I haven't posted on this blog since December 17th of last year. But then again what's been happening? It's really more of business as usual in the entertainment industry or the presidential primaries...no surprises really. What? No surprises? Yeah, that's what I said and I'm sticking to it.

In entertainment news....Britney is still a loon which is no surprise and the surprise that K-Fed is the responsible one is last year's news. It's also no surprise that more and more overpaid celebrities are in the rehab resorts. No surprise that the writer's strike is still going and really no surprise that people haven't noticed.

In the primaries....I'm not surprised that Fred Thompson dropped out. I'm not surprised that Rudy G. dropped out. And, I'm not surprised that Chuck Norris is still for Huckabee. How about the losers that dropped out on the Dem's side? No surprises. Also no surprise are the endorsements picked up by Obama. John Kerry and the Kennedy's? How could that surprise anyone? Neither Kerry (a Vietnam Veteran) nor the Kennedy's (did any go to 'Nam?) have any love for Hillary Clinton...so, no surprises.

How about the miserable excuse for election year politics called the Economic Stimulus Package? No surprise. C'mon is anyone really surprised that a bunch of polititians would throw around money that isn't theirs in order to placate the idiots that form the masses? Are they giving the money to the people that pay the most in taxes like business owners - No. Are they giving money to people that really don't pay taxes anyway - Yes! Is that a surprise - No? Anyone surprised that the media isn't pointing out that a really similar plan to stimulate the economy failed when President Hoover tried it in an era called "The Great Depression"?

I'll get back to you when there's something surprising or at least interesting.