Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving 2009?

Hopefully this won't be served at the White House during the Obama years...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Obama now agrees with Bush on Defense?

After years of bashing the Bush Administration for its handling of its use of military and national defense, President-Elect Barack Obama has decided to keep Republican Robert Gates on as Secretary of Defense from the Bush Administration.

This brings up many questions, primarily because of Barack Obama's stance on the Iraq war, and the fact that he has picked Gates, the man who is in charge of the war at this point in time. Obama campaigned on change, and with a large number of "Team Clinton" returning to serve with Obama, as well as a Bush Administration in the top position for national defense, some may ask, where's the change?

Like a deer in headlights, Obama may be doing what anyone with little to no experience in a given position would do; surround yourself with people who have the experience and get on for the ride. But why would Obama decide to keep on Robert Gates in the Secretary of Defense postion?

After being elected into office Barack Obama was probably briefed on some realities of what the United States is dealing with related to national defense. And after learning what is really going on, rather then what the media thinks is going on, he may have come to the realization that the best man is in the position right now- Robert Gates. Obama may have even come to the conclusion, based on being briefed, that the Bush Administration did indeed have legitimate cause for some of the decisions they made in relation to national defense. Playing "Monday morning quarterback" on the campaign trail is a whole lot different then being Commander in Chief.

So the question many conservatives have is this: are his supporters and the Obama-loving media going to give him a free ride on this decision? It was Barack Obama who told us that John McCain was going to be Bush continued. But it appears that the Obama Administration is going to be Clinton/Bush continued...

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Clinton Administration: Part Deux

What does Rahm Emanuel, Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, Janet Napolitano ,and Greg Craig have in common? If being new members of the future Obama Administration is your answer, your only part correct. They also worked in the Clinton Administration. Barack Obama campaigned on the idea of "change", but he is surrounding himself by the same old Washington, D.C. crowd.

The most least experienced, and arguably un-qualified President elect in history, Barack Obama may have no choice but rely on the same old characters to guide him through the next four years. Change, change, change...well, it looked good on the posters and bumper stickers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Survey: Obama Voters Lack Knowledge of Their Candidate

Like the majority of voters who didn't cast their vote for Barack Obama on election day, I found it difficult to believe such a large number of people could vote for someone with the lack of experience and the philosophies he apparently shared based on his past relationships.

Sure, there are always going to be those Democrats that will vote the party lines no matter who is running. And I realize that there are those on the far left that agree with many of Barack Obama's past Marxist/Socialist philosophies- many of them being anti-semetic and racist (you don't spend twenty-plus years in a church that preaches a Marxist brand of Black Theology with an anti-semetic/anti-white philosophy and not have some agreement).

So I came to believe that the majority of voters who did not fall into the far left wing category must have been ignorant to most of Obama's background due to the media outlets they were watching. The proof to my conclusion was coming across people who actually believed that "Joe the Plumber" was an imaginery friend of John McCain, rather then, a guy who was minding his own business until Barack Obama and his entourage landed in his neighborhood- and asked one of the most sensible questions of the campaign; one that the mainstream media failed to ask Obama.

These same voters who I came across also had little to no knowledge of who and what Bill Ayers, the admitted and unrepentant Weather Underground terrorist, was. These people had heard the name Tony Rezko and Rev. Wright, but I had to remind them that one, Wright, was a racist preacher who preached hateful, anti-American sermons at the Obama's church for the past 20 years and that Rezko was one of Obama's closest friends, fundraiser, and business partner- and is serving prison time.

My theory, that most of these voters got their news from outlets that did more to serve the Obama campaign then to report the facts, may be backed up by a recent Zogby survey. The 12 question survey commissioned by John Ziegler asked Obama voters questions related to Obama/Biden and McCain/Palin. Only 2% of these Obama voters could answer all the questions related to Obama correctly.

The survey essentially shows that the majority of Obama voters were embarrassingly knowledgeable about really important issues related their candidate. In a time in history where there are more news outlets then one could ever keep up with, people still did not get what they were supposed to- the truth. This past election cycle should be a big black mark on the "report card" of journalism.

This is not to say there were not some news outlets, journalists, etc., that did a fantastic job giving equal and in-depth reporting on the two candidates. But unfortunately some of these same journalists and/or news outlets were the ones that were practically "blacklisted" by the majority of the media as well as the Democratic nominees, including Obama and his "henchmen". We even witnessed the Obama campaign threaten to ban local news stations from their campaign after asking "the wrong" questions- kind of like "Joe the Plumber".

Here are a few interesting questions and percentages- very sad, but not surprising...

  • Only 11.6% of Obama voters knew Obama said his policies "would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket."

  • Only 43.9% of Obama voters knew Obama began his political career at the home of "two former members of the Weather Underground".

  • Only 17.4% of Obama voters knew that Obama "won their first election by getting all their opponents kicked off the ballot".

These same voters seem to know a whole lot about Sarah Palin...

  • 86% of Obama voters knew that Palin "wore clothes that their political party reportedly spent $150,000 on".

  • 93.8% of Obama voters knew that Palin "currently has a pregnant teenage daughter".
To show how the media has truly blurred the news and fiction, this next question referred to a quote made by Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey immitating Sarah Palin. This quote about "seeing Russia" from her house was not made by Sarah Palin. But apparently these voters can't tell between reality and fiction- go figure.

86.9% of Obama voters said that Palin said she "could see Russia" from her house.

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Condemned to Repeat the Past?

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."
-George Santayana, 1905

Never has the above quote been more applicable to our society than today. It is hard to believe that millions upon millions of new voters who came out to support Barack Obama on election day in 2008 were not even alive to witness President Ronald Reagan give the historic 1987 speech at the Brandenburg Gate in West Berlin, Germany. It was there, at the wall, where he spoke to a divided Germany, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!". (full speech text)

While he was speaking to a crowd in West Berlin, his voice was audible to those gathered on the other side of the Berlin Wall; on the Communist ruled side. Those who were living under Communist rule on the other side of that wall were hungry for freedom; the freedom of expression, freedom to choose one's destination in life. To not settle for less, but to strive for endless opportunities- the idea that working hard could mean achieving greatness. The world had witnessed the decay, both physically and spiritually, caused by Communism and the dictators who carried the "hammer and sickle".

Today, young people at universities across the United States, either did not witness, or remember why the words of President Ronald Reagan rang so true at that time of history. Many professors have given a false face to communism and socialism, even making it seem desirable. Yet those who bathe in the mire of Marxism always become defensive when their true philosophies are exposed. The question to be asked is, if this ideology is such a positive thing, why not proudly campaign on an honest Marxist platform? The truth is, human beings desire to be free, and individual freedom does not work in the mechanics of Marxism/Communism.

So, with that said, history may be repeating itself, only because there are those who are willing to forget, or turn their heads from history. A Russian navy fleet is making its way to the Carribean to hold joint military exercises with Venezuelan forces while Russian President Medvedev plans a trip this month to Cuba and Venezuela.

In a time where America needs a strong, militarily sound, unwavering leader, the majority of voters elected the most unqualified, least experienced man to be Commander in Chief. This makes some wonder if the powerhouses in the world feel like they might have "one up" on the United States starting in late January.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Russia, Iran vs.The Community Organizer

Iran tested a missile that can go the distance- and Israel is within that range.

On Wednesday, the Kremlin has rejected a U.S. proposal for a missile defense system in Europe.

"Russian President Dmitry Medvedev said last week he planned to deploy missile systems near Poland's border in retaliation for U.S. plans to install elements of the proposed missile defense system in Poland and the Czech Republic."

And now the big question is: How is a Chicago "community organizer", junior Senator, with no executive experience and past anti-war/Marxist philosophies going to stand up to the "big boys" of the world?

God help us.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Thank you, Veterans

Thank you, to all those who have served, and are serving our country. Both of my grandfather's served our country. I honor them here, along with the millions of other men and woman who have served, lost life and limb, in duty to this great country.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Left Wing Hate Alert

Sometimes the left wing hate machine does the job for us...that is, expose their true intent.

Remember those high gas price...they may be back...

According to President Elect Barack Obama's transition chief, John Podesta, we may witness our next President use his "executive order" power soon after being sworn in.

The majority of Americans supported George W. Bush in his lifting of the ban on offshore drilling. It seems that there may be plans to put that ban back in place under an Obama Administration. George W. Bush lifted the ban, prices began to come down. If Barack Obama does what his transition chief John Podesta says, be prepared to pay higher gas prices.

But this falls in line with the Obama kind of change. If we go back in time, he did say that he would have preferred a "gradual adjustment". Here is a video of that moment...

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Washington Post admits un-balanced...after the fact.

The 2008 election cycle will be historic for many reasons, both postive and...well, not so positive. The media bias in favor of Barack Obama, not just in his battle against Republican John McCain, but even against Democratic contender Hillary Clinton in the primaries.

This bias became so obvious, even those on the left within the media began to voice their discomfort over the lack of journalistic integrity.

Many conservative and independent talk show hosts predicted that we would start to find out more about Barack Obama's past after the election. It hasn't been a week since Obama was elected before one of the largest, and left leaning, newspapers have had a writer come out and admit to this obvious observation.

Washington Post writer Deborah Howell writes...

"...readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts."

Friday, November 7, 2008

Historic Election Week in More Then One Way

Wall St. has worst post election week in history...

While Barack Obama's election to the United States' highest office was a historic landmark, it appears that another historic moment was had: Wall St. had the worst week of a presidential election. But the big question on the minds of many is...Why?

U.S. stocks in presidential election weeks
NEW YORK, Nov 7 (Reuters)

The following table shows the percentage rise or decline in the
Dow Jones industrial average, Standard & Poor's 500 index and Nasdaq
composite index in the last three days of the week of a U.S
presidential election, as well as who won the Election Day vote.
Year Dow S&P Nasdaq President elect
2008 -7.08 -7.43 -7.46 Barack Obama
2004 +3.51 +3.15 +2.73 George W. Bush
2000 -3.19 -4.60 -11.32 No decision: G.W. Bush v Al Gore*
1996 +2.28 +2.34 +2.31 William Clinton
1992 -0.38 -0.56 +2.02 William Clinton
1988 -2.84 -2.63 -1.34 George H. W. Bush
1984 -2.02 -1.65 -0.42 Ronald Reagan
1980 -0.51 +0.11 +0.19 Ronald Reagan
1976 -2.38 -2.21 -1.02 James Carter
1972 +1.06 -0.22 -0.34 Richard Nixon
1968 +1.35 +0.82 --- Richard Nixon
1964 +0.16 +0.06 --- Lyndon Johnson
1960 +1.84 +1.38 --- John Kennedy
1956 -2.02 -2.65 --- Dwight Eisenhower
1952 +1.20 +0.73 --- Dwight Eisenhower
1948 -6.00 -7.16 --- Harry Truman
1944 +0.11 +0.31 --- Franklin Roosevelt
1940 +1.06 +0.81 --- Franklin Roosevelt
1936 +2.79 +1.40 --- Franklin Roosevelt
1932 +5.34 +8.02 --- Franklin Roosevelt
1928 +2.13 +1.99 --- Herbert Hoover
1924 +0.93 --- --- Calvin Coolidge
1920 -2.34 --- --- Warren Harding
1916 +0.41 --- --- Woodrow Wilson
1912 +1.13 --- --- Woodrow Wilson
1908 +5.28 --- --- William Taft
1904 +2.75 --- --- Theodore Roosevelt
1900 +7.03 --- --- William McKinley
1896 +5.86 --- --- William McKinley

Punishment for Lieberman

Apparently Harry Reid and his fellow Democrats use "punishment" as a way of getting back at their peers when they choose to think for themselves, rather then with Democrats. I wonder if Reid would accept punishment for Republicans that supported Obama? Hmmmm...

"WASHINGTON (AP)...Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, angered by Lieberman's support of Republican John McCain for president, is considering yanking Lieberman's chairmanship of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee as punishment."

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Market's Worst Two-Day Slump Since 1987...

The media isn't talking about it, but could it be because a guy name Barack Hussein Obama was elected to be the next President of the United States?

Obama not taking own advice?

"Let's resist the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long." - Barack Obama Election Day 2008

He has since announced that Rahm Emanuel will be his Chief of Staff. Let's look back on a quote from the man they call "Rahm-bo"...

"F#@k the Republicans."- Rahm Emmanuel

Looks like Obama is off to a good start resisting "the temptation to fall back on the same partisanship and pettiness and immaturity that has poisoned our politics for so long."


Tuesday, November 4, 2008



Saturday, November 1, 2008

McCain could creat 1,210,046 more jobs then Obama

According to a Heritage Foundation Center for Data Analysis report, John McCain's tax plan would create substantially more jobs then Barack Obama's.

According to a Heritage Foundation Center for Data Analysis report, John McCain's tax plan would create substantially more jobs then Barack Obama's.