Friday, December 9, 2011

Holder Should Leave - Please Sign the Petition

Attorney General Eric Holder is trying his best to slither out of responsibility for Fast and Furious.  He was at his Clintonian best as he tried to differentiate between misleading Congress and lying.  He also apparently has the poorest memory anyone has ever seen since he can't seem to recall anything of significance about ANYTHING.  

Just what in the hell does this man do in his capacity as Attorney General since he can't recall a darn thing and consistently denies involvement, not only about this matter but other controversial cases as well (remember the New Black Panther Party incident)?!  He has consistently demonstrated poor judgement with his decisions; he is either incompetent, a liar, or both and for the good of this country he should resign.  If he doesn't voluntarily resign, Obama should publicly ask for his resignation, although I won't hold my breath about it.  

Dick Morris has a petition that will be sent to your representatives asking that Eric Holder be forced to resign.  Please consider signing it, as I have, to try to rid our country of this farcical AG.  

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Voter Intimidation?

The NAACP is planning to go to the UN (of all places!) to charge that various states in the U.S. are adopting laws aimed at preventing minorities from voting.  

I don't know what's going on in all of the states, but here in Texas the legislature has passed a law requiring a photo ID in order to vote. How egregious!  

The "logic" of the argument that this requirement disenfranchises minority voters escapes me.  It's not even as if you have to go pay to get an ID, at least in Texas. If you don't have a valid drivers' license or some other acceptable form of ID, the state will provide one for you free of charge.  

I would guess that most people have some form of photo ID. Don't the minority voters who would supposedly be barred from voting ever engage in any activity that requires a photo ID? Heck, I recently went to a new doctor and had to show my drivers' license at that office!

Is it possible that Democrats are so vehement in their opposition to this because it reduces the risk of voter fraud?  Makes one wonder, doesn't it?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Well, Which Is It?

Having just announced that they will hear arguments for and against Obamacare, the Supreme Court is tackling the important issue of the future of health care in this country.  

There is duplicity evident in many of the actions of the Obama administration.  On the one hand, they argue that access to health care is a "right" and on this basis, they push the idea of government-provided health care for one and all.  

On the other hand, Obama appoints men to head Medicare/Medicaid and the Social Security Advisory Board who clearly and openly favor health care rationing.  If you believe that every person has a "right" to health care, how do you then decide that one person has more of a right to it than another?  Are some people more equal than others? How does one measure the value of a human life?  

It's obvious to any clear-thinking person that if the government provides your health care, rationing will be a necessity.  Aside from the question of the constitutionality of portions of Obamacare, do you really want a governmental bureaucrat to decide if you are to receive or be denied necessary medical care?  

Saturday, October 29, 2011

MSNBC Gets Crazier

Well, I hear that MSNBC analyst Karen Finney says that Republicans like Herman Cain because he's a "black man who knows his place" and we're trying to show we're not racist.  

Excuse me, Karen, but conservatives don't look at a candidate's skin color; we judge him or her on positions he or she puts forth.  We certainly don't have to prove to ourselves, or anyone else for that matter, that we're not racist.  We know we're not.

Democrats consistently accuse Republicans of things that they themselves do.  One of the main reasons Obama was elected is because liberals were swooning over the opportunity to demonstrate how tolerant they are and to prove (to themselves?) that they aren't racist.  

I think one of the main reasons people are attracted to Herman Cain is because he's not afraid to say what he thinks and we largely agree with his opinions.  Why is that so hard for liberals to grasp?  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Obama and the congressional Democrats are trying to convince us that they're focused on jobs, jobs, jobs.  They complain that Republicans aren't interested in "creating jobs".  

The Democrats have it bass-ackwards, as usual.  We need jobs in the private sector and the government cannot create those jobs.  Employers don't hire people to get tax credits, as the president seems to think.  They hire people because their business is growing and they need more employees to handle it.  Likewise, jobs don't grow the economy; it's the other way around.  The growth of the economy is what creates jobs.  

The best thing the government can do at this point is to just get out of the way. Quit trying to regulate the life out of businesses, ease the tax burdens on employers and watch the economy grow.  In other words, butt out!

Friday, September 2, 2011

The Democrats' 4H Club

There is certainly a lot of heated rhetoric flying about these days.  While this occurs on both ends of the political spectrum, the Democrats have taken it to new heights.  

The 4H club of the Democrats consists of four prongs:  hyperbole, histrionics, hypocrisy and hatefulness.  Some of the Democrats seem completely out of their minds, as they recklessly throw charges of racism and murderous intent around.   The tea party seems to have driven them crazy and as they see their power slipping away, the Dems have responded with over-the-top accusations that simply diminish their credibility. Mad Maxine Waters and crazed congressman Carson are but two of the more prominent Democrats out there spewing their demented rants while trying to stir up passion in their constituents.  So much for civility.  

President Obama, if he were any kind of leader, could and would put the damper on all this nonsense.  I believe these people are spewing their ridiculous rants because they have the tacit approval of the president.  Barack Obama - the most divisive president of my lifetime.    

Friday, August 19, 2011

Obama the Unconquerable?

Things look pretty bleak right now for the president.  The economy continues to stagger, the stock market is in the toilet, the unemployment rate stubbornly refuses to come down and the president's approval rating is sinking into George Bush territory.  If things stay like this, it's hard for me to see how he could be re-elected.

I've been to several Tea Party rallies in the past and when the Tea Party first arose, I felt it was in line with my beliefs.  However, lately I've been feeling alienated from it, starting with the debt ceiling wrangling.  The Tea Party was, in my opinion, unrealistic to think that sweeping changes could be made with Republicans only holding the House.  We didn't get into this mess overnight and we won't be able to clean it up quickly either. 

A few months ago Indiana governor Mitch Daniels said that in order to win in 2012, Republicans need more than just the people who listen to Rush Limbaugh.  Limbaugh, of course, took offense at this and, in a bombastic distortion, claimed that Daniels was saying that conservatives were irrelevant.  That's not at all what Daniels was claiming and I think he made a valid point.  The Tea Party and other conservatives need to remember that while conservatives are necessary for a Republican win in 2012, they are not sufficient.  We must remember those voters who don't necessarily identify with a political party - yes, those voters that Rush Limbaugh and other conservatives hold in such contempt, the independents.  

I hope the poor economy and Obama's sinking ratings don't lead Republican primary voters to think they can nominate a hardcore candidate.  We don't need a replay of the Christine O'Donnell or Sharron Angle fiasco.  

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Positive vs. Negative

There are those who think Obama will be difficult to beat in 2012.  The field of GOP candidates is far from stellar, but what tack should the eventual candidate take in the campaign?

The economy is anemic and teetering, millions of people are unemployed and the  future doesn't look especially bright, which is exactly why the Republicans need to be upbeat, optimistic and encouraging.  Obama believes the United States is not an exceptional country and apparently has little faith in Americans.  He sees America as a country in permanent decline and thinks our best days are behind us.  If a Republican candidate will get up and speak of the exceptional nature of our great country and its people, offer a plan to get us back on track as the world leader we still are and bring hope to people, it will be a wonderful contrast to the pessimistic scolding of Barack Obama.  Don't focus on "shared sacrifice" or austerity; put the spotlight on how we can pull ourselves out of the doldrums in which we find ourselves.  Obama seems content to settle for living in those doldrums.  I, for one, am not.  

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

The Food Nazis

Michelle Obama and her minions of food police are busily trying to manage everyone's eating habits, especially those of children.  McDonald's is shrewdly trying to stay ahead of the regulation curve by downsizing the portion of french fries in a Happy Meal and substituting apple slices (won't those apples have to have some kind of preservative on them to prevent their turning brown? Horrors - I'm sure they'll devise some kind of regulation for this too).  

Having worked in the health/fitness field for 16 years, mainly in corporate wellness programs, I feel at least somewhat qualified to comment on this.  What I quickly learned when I started working in the field is that you can educate people, give them the information they need to make good choices, help them develop strategies to incorporate healthy habits into their lives, but you can't force them to actually make changes.  The simple truth is that this is a personal responsibility and the majority of people simply are not willing to make changes in their eating and exercise habits.  

Aside from that fact, it is the job of parents, not the government, to monitor and control what their children eat.  I saw a woman the other night on the news who wants to stop McDonald's and other fast food restaurants from marketing to children.  You see, this makes her children ask her to go there, and she's forced to say "No" and she hates saying no to her children.  Well, grow up, lady, and be your children's mother, not their friend.  

This out of control government of ours is usurping responsibilities and intruding more and more into our lives.  Wake up, people, and take responsibility for your own choices.  Quit relying on government, or pretty soon  you'll find you don't have any choices.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Where's the Rebuttal?

I can't help wondering why Republicans are so inept at answering the demagoguery of the Democrats.  One instance in particular in really getting under my skin.

When Barack Obama tells everyone that he can't guarantee that Social Security recipients will get their checks or that Medicare patients will get theirs, why do the Republicans sit there like bumps on a log?  They should go straight to the American people and say something along these lines:  "We have the revenue to meet our major obligations.  If we fail to reach a debt limit agreement and Social Security checks don't go out, it's because President Obama made the choice not to send them.  He's telling you that Social Security isn't important enough to him to prioritize it and he's using you as a political pawn."

I'm sick and tired of the Republican's failure to counteract the lies and scare tactics coming from the president's mouth.  Enough!  I don't listen to anything Obama says anymore, but too many people do and actually believe him!  Republicans must be more forthright in answering the half-truths and outright lies that abound in this administration.

Friday, July 1, 2011

Insanity Masquerading as Economic Policy

The Center for American Progress has cited two studies purporting to show that raising the minimum wage creates jobs.  The logic of this escapes me...please help me out here.

Why do businesses hire people?  I think liberals don't understand this fundamental of the business world.  Businesses hire people for only one main reason:  they need them to perform certain jobs.  If a business isn't growing or is in a downward spiral, they don't hire.  It's that simple.

I challenge the authors of this "study" to explain how raising the minimum wage would create jobs.   If an employer isn't otherwise hiring, would telling him that he has to pay his hourly employees more give him an incentive to hire more people?  This is not only illogical, it borders on insanity.  This is what passes as policy in the liberal world, where logic and reason do not abide.  

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Why is Obama Likable?

I hear that  polls show something like 60-65% of Americans think the country is on the wrong track.  In the next breath, it's reported that Obama's personal popularity is still high.  

I'm trying to figure out why this might be the case and I'm admittedly stumped.  Obama has always struck me as cold, arrogant, thin-skinned, lacking empathy or humor, and with an ugly mean streak under a thin veneer of charm. What's to like?

The only thing I can figure is one of two things:  first, he appears to be a faithful husband (I've always perceived him to be asexual).  Maybe this is enough to make him likable to a lot of people.  

Second, I suspect many people are reluctant to admit they don't like him lest they be labeled "racist".  Electing a black president shows how tolerant and advanced we Americans are, and perhaps some people think it's just not right to admit you don't like our first black president.  

What do you think?  Do you like Obama personally?  If so, why?  I'd really like to know because it's a mystery to me.

Monday, May 2, 2011

A Public Service

I am always proud to be an American, but especially so when our wonderful military, especially the Navy Seals, shows us what courage, self-discipline and expertise look like.  I also give credit to President Obama for a gutsy decision; I'm glad he has continued so many of President Bush's policies that made this possible.  

Hard to believe that Peter Bergen of CNN believes this is "the end of the war on terror".  This is a conflict that won't end in my lifetime; al qaeda undoubtedly had a contingency plan to deal with the demise of bin Laden and it wouldn't be surprising to find them doubling their efforts to hit us on our homeland.  Make no mistake:  we are still at risk and our vigilance should remain high.  

Congratulations to our first-class military for taking down this evil man.  You are always in my prayers!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Racism: Safety Net for Black People?

True racism does exist in this country and I believe it always will due to the fact that there are always going to be bigots and other associated idiots in the human race.  Racism has caused untold suffering for millions of people in this country and around the world.  

The race card is tossed around too casually these days though and I believe it's used by some blacks as an excuse for failure.  Let's face it:  if a white person fails academically or professionally, he has no one to blame but himself.  However, if a black person fails, he can blame it on this being a racist country.  It's kind of a safety net to avoid taking personal responsibility for trying and failing, or worse, not trying at all.  

So now we have Obama's defenders throwing down the race card.  Tavis Smiley declares that the election of 2012 is going to be the most racist in our history.  Whoopie Goldberg says the "birther" controversy is due to racism.  Joy Behar gets in a snit at the first whiff of criticism of Obama and attributes it to the color of his skin.  This casual use of such a loaded word minimizes the suffering of those who have experienced real racism in their lives.  

Throwing this charge out there at the first sign of disagreement or criticism of Obama serves two purposes:  first, it distracts, and in some cases intimidates, people and derails a rational discussion of his policies and second, it allows the president's supporters to maintain their blind allegiance to him.  

It must be very painful to realize that the man on whom you pinned such high hopes, our first black president, is totally incompetent at governance and good only at campaigning.  It's much easier and less painful to simply accuse those who question or oppose him of racism.  

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

One Long Lecture

Is it just me, or does the Obama presidency seem like one long, tiresome lecture?  He's telling the GOP that getting their way "is not how it works".  Well, I clearly remember BO telling Republicans "I won" and "elections have consequences".  

What a dung heap this administration has become!  Obama didn't mind ramming his way or the highway down the Republicans' throats before the election of 2010.  He's telling Congress that they must reach a compromise (i.e., Republicans must cave) so we can avoid a government shutdown.  We wouldn't be in this mess if the Congressional Democrats had done their job and passed a budget for 2011. I hope Republicans hang tough; if they give an inch, Obama will take a mile.  

Meanwhile, the Dems trot out their shopworn scare tactics:  Republicans are out to starve old people and children and deny seniors needed medical care, and on and on ad nauseam.  These served the Dems well in the past, but like the boy who cried "wolf", fewer people will be fooled this time around.  

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Obama's Campaign

Obama is swinging into campaign mode once again (I would argue that he's never really quit campaigning).  Speculation is that he will spend a record amount of money in his attempt to get re-elected.

I'm wondering if people will fall for his deceptions, as they did in 2008.  There are people in this country who will vote for him no matter what, and I've written them off as hopelessly and willfully ignorant.  I would plead with my fellow citizens:  don't fall for his rhetoric.  His tone may have changed and he may be acting slightly more hawkish, but at heart he's still the same left wing  ideologue that he always has been.  We need to move our country back toward the right if we hope to save it.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Wasting Time

Our President seems hugely challenged by decision-making.  I am completely sick of hearing phrases such as "we're considering a wide range of options", "we're examining all our options", and "we'll make a decision in the near future". Obama's great at discussion, but the time comes when a president has to quit discussing and actually take some action, and Obama consistently falls short in this area.

I believe President Obama wants a world in which all countries are equal and none lead.  He is apparently uncomfortable with the idea of the United States being a world leader and he most certainly is not up to the job of being the "leader of the free world".  I would argue that the world is more chaotic and less safe when the United States fails to lead the way.  Other countries may criticize us, sometimes relentlessly, but when there is imminent danger, they still look to us for leadership and protection.  Somewhere along the line, Obama never got that message.