Saturday, October 25, 2008

The coming police state?

To see the kind of police state we can be looking forward to under an Obama administration, follow the link here to a Columbus Dispatch story, about Ohio state agencies being used to investigate Joe the Plumber shortly after the final Obama-McCain debate (state agencies, by the way, that had no legal reason to investigate Joe). And please note the silence from all those "civil libertarians" (such as the ACLU) who whined about the Patriot Act's "opression" of citizen's rights.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

More on Obama's true religious beliefs

Alexander LaBrecque at American Thinker has added two more articles on Obama's true religious beliefs. The link here will take you to a page that has the links to all three of his articles on this all-important topic.

In a recent interview about his mindless diatribe of a movie, Religulous, Bill Maher was asked about his support for Obama--especially since Obama has proclaimed his "Christian" faith, and Maher believes those "deluded" by religious belief should not hold public office. "I can only hope he's lying," was Maher's answer. Well, Bill, you may be closer to getting your wish than you realize (oops, or would that be a little too "delusional" for you?).

The Obama Administration--A Look Ahead (Part 3)

Steve Baldwin, Executive Director of the Council for National Policy, wrote a vivid, and chilling, picture in the To The Point newsletter of what America will look like under President Obama, and some more facts his media lapdogs keep shoving under the carpet (to be sure, the media will start "exposing" a few of these fun facts AFTER the election, like Obama belonging to a Socialist party, to prop up their tattered image of being "objective" and "unbiased"). Please read the entire article linked here, especially the parts about Obama's idea of "justice" (particularly in regard to the church)--and pray, pray, pray.

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Obama Administration--A Look Ahead (Part 2)

Before I go on with how an Obama administration would deal with domestic issues, we need to REALLY look at another facet of the Carter administration that we’ll more than likely see should Obama make it to the White House--the issue of being flustered under duress, especially by surprise events.

We’ve seen a glimpse of this with the latest election news regarding “Joe the Plumber” who, by simply asking Obama a straight question about his proposed taxes, got a Freudian-slip explanation about Obama’s wanting to spread the wealth around (by the way, for the rabid media out to destroy Joe: Obama came onto Joe’s turf, not the other way around; Joe is not a ‘licensed plumber,” because the company he works for IS licensed, therefore, he doesn’t need one; and Biden, in his high-priced exclusive “neighborhood,” is the LAST person who will find a plumber making $250,000 living near him--more than likely, he or she would have to earn at least a cool million to reside near “Mr. Working Class Roots from Scranton”).

What’s even more telling is Obama and Co.’s attacks on Joe, when the plumber started getting more media attention that focused on The Great One’s plan to raise taxes. Obama attacking a common man? As Tom Bevin of RealClearPolitics noted, it put McCain in a great position to defend the self-same common man while America watched. A note to Senator Obama from one of your Illinois constituents: keep up the good work!

(A side note on the media’s response to their own coverage of Joe: was it just me, or did poor Charlie Gibson on ABC News look like he was whining and WISHING Joe’s “15 minutes of fame” would be over and done? Too bad he didn’t have the same attitude about Cindy Sheehan a few years back).

But this attack exposes an attitude that we really don’t need in the White House--a flappable one that says and does stupid things when surprised. I saw a bit of this when Obama gave a speech last month, and a group of protesters, “Blacks Against Obama,” interrupted him. Obama looked taken back by the protesters, then--after they quieted down at his request--took a parting shot at them by mockingly saying “goodbye” when they were escorted from the rally. Compare this to McCain (not known for always having an even temper), when the Code Pink idiots disrupted him at the Republican convention: he made a funny joke about ignoring the “ground noise and static,” then said people needed to stop shouting at each other, before proceeding with his speech and not addressing the Pinkies again.

Obama, to me, seems a little, well, thin-skinned. He was all aghast when President Bush, speaking before Israel’s lawmakers about the folly of appeasing terrorists and rogue states, reminded them of a U.S. senator who said he was sure he could have talked Hitler out of invading Poland if given the chance. You can almost see Obama whining: “How DARE President Bush say that about ME!” Never mind that there WAS a senator in 1939 who actually made that statement (who was a Republican to boot). Then there is the Obama campaign’s attempted police action to prosecute those in Missouri who might criticize him.

We got to see a good deal of this with President Carter. When Mexico’s president criticized Carter during a dinner speech, Carter’s response was to childishly make a joke about “Montezuma’s revenge.” His infamous 1979 “malaise speech” (which you can probably catch on YouTube) was one gigantic flustering diatribe about how America didn’t have “confidence” (that is, confidence in HIM. By the way, this speech STILL grates me, since I have to listen to parts of it when watching my favorite sports movie, Miracle. But then, I guess that‘s why they invented fast-forward).

American athletes wanting to ignore Carter’s boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics in response to the Soviet’s invading Afghanistan? I’ll have them arrested, he blusters. Ted Kennedy running against him for president? I’ll kick his hind quarters, he bellows (actually, Carter used the other word for that part of the anatomy). Carter’s flappable nature was stoked even more during the Iranian hostage crisis; I still remember his huffing through an announcement about cutting off all humanitarian aid to Iran. Even a Communist dolt who screamed at him during a speech (like I said, Leftists will be among the first to turn on you, Mr. Obama) was able to rattle him. No wonder Ronald Reagan clobbered him in their presidential debate!

So Obama’s response to Joe the Plumber’s honest question about his tax policy could well be but one key indicator of how the junior senator from Illinois would handle himself in the White House. Get ready for infantile outbursts, pining about hurt feelings and more “malaise speeches” about how America needs to trust their new political messiah. And don’t say I didn’t warn you.

Next: Justice! …for who?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Obama's true religious beliefs

A note to the Matthew 25 Network and its faithful followers such as "James" (who complained on this blog site that Sarah Palin's "mean" speech against Obama at the Republican convention hurt Christians' ability to witness to unbelievers): you may want to check this article link--then examine whether you are being duped by Obama in order to get power. That is, if you have the courage to find out the truth.

The Obama Administration: What to Look For (Part 1)

It’s still three weeks away from Nov. 4, and yes, anything can happen, but right now--barring some kind of a super-major international incident--voters will more than likely put Barak Obama into the White House. McCain started getting traction early in September, until the economic freefall on Wall Street sideswiped his campaign. McCain would have been politically wiser to opposed the $700 billion bailout plan when it was first offered, and highlight the Democrat’s major role in keeping Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from being put under sensible regulations that he called for in the Senate. For all intents and purposes, it’s water under the bridge now. For the best handle on how the race will wind up, you may want to check the Evans-Novak Political Report, which is usually very reliable in its election predictions--and for McCain-Palin supporters, it doesn’t look good.

So it may be wiser for me at this point to give a good preview of what we may be looking for in an Obama administration. We do have a precedent in recent history: a Democratic candidate who is a neophyte so far as national politics is concerned; who claims a fervent Christian belief in the face of some non-Christian stands; and who rides to power while the Republican candidate struggles with the albatross of an unpopular president around his neck. The year was 1976, and the new president was former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter.

International scene
Jimmy Carter became most famous for his Human Rights Campaign, which Carter seemed to apply only to faithful allies, while ignoring more serious human rights abuses in bigger states like the Soviet Union and China. This planted the seeds for the overthrow of the Shah of Iran--by no means the most humanitarian leader, but nonetheless a faithful ally to the U.S. in the volatile Middle East--and the takeover by the Ayatollah Khomeini (an even more evil dictator), whom Carter’s UN ambassador, Andrew Young, likened to a saint, even in the months immediately preceding the takeover of the U.S. embassy in Tehran by student radicals (one of which was likely the current nutty president of Iran, who Obama wants to meet with “without precondition”). Carter’s inconsistency in his foreign policy helped stoke this crisis; after helping to undermine the Shah, he decided to allow the Shah into the U.S. for medical treatment (to show he was “tough“ after all), which enraged the Ayatollah and his Iranian followers, leading to the embassy takeover. Had Carter been consistent, he would have sent the Shah to Mexico City instead for the treatment.

The worst part was, of course, Carter’s decision to negotiate for the hostage’s release, instead of taking military action (aside from a poorly-planned rescue attempt) which more than likely would have nipped the Islamic Revolution in the bud. We’re now still paying for Carter’s weak leadership, as this revolution has spread and inspired the formation of terrorist groups like Al Qaeda.

And we can plan to pay for Obama’s weak leadership in foreign policy as well. More than likely, he’ll bring back veterans from previous Democratic administrations for more inept foreign policy decisions. And no doubt, terrorists and dictators will “test” Obama and find he will do nothing to really stop them. And should there be another terrorist attack on U.S. soil (there has been zero such attacks since Sept. 11, 2001 thanks to President Bush), we can look for an imitation of the Clinton administration’s “law enforcement” approach that Obama bragged about (he claimed this approach led to the arrest and conviction of those involved in the first World Trade Center bombing in 1993--maybe he forgot to notice the fact that the towers no longer exist).

Yes, it will be an interesting first two years on the world scene: the Islamic nations will no doubt be cheering Obama’s victory, while bully states including Russia start gobbling up more territory, knowing the Great Leader will do nothing to stop them. Look for China to take even more aggressive action against Taiwan. Obama will, of course, take action--largely “symbolic” actions--such as Carter’s boycotting of the 1980 Moscow Olympics in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.

Voltaire once said that there is nothing more frightening to witness than ignorance in action, and we’ll be seeing those words come to life on the world scene with the junior senator from Illinois in the Oval Office “leading” America (and I’ll be sure to remind those who harped about VP candidate Sarah Palin’s lack of foreign policy experience--while ignoring Obama’s inexperience--to eat their words).

Next: The Domestic Agenda

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Incredible election links

Some important info, via some good links, to give you a better picture of The Great Obama:

1) From The City Journal: Ayers tried to kill my family
Here you can read a fascinating story about Obama’s “someone in the neighborhood” Weatherman terrorist buddy Bill Ayers (a “someone in the neighborhood” who, by the way, Obama admitted to talking to on the phone in 2005, according to an Oct. 2 article in The New York Times).

Here’s the first paragraph: “During the April 16 debate between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, moderator George Stephanopoulos brought up ‘a gentleman named William Ayers,‘ who ‘was part of the Weather Underground in the 1970s. They bombed the Pentagon, the Capitol, and other buildings. He’s never apologized for that.’ Stephanopoulos then asked Obama to explain his relationship with Ayers. Obama’s answer: ‘The notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago, when I was eight years old, somehow reflects on me and my values, doesn’t make much sense, George.’ Obama was indeed only eight in early 1970. I was only nine then, the year Ayers’s Weathermen tried to murder me.”

2) From WorldNetDaily: Obama slanders woman born alive after abortion

With Obama launching a so-called “ProLife ProObama” campaign on the website of my “favorite” group, Matthew 25 Network, you might be interested in his campaign’s slandering of a woman who survived being aborted, who is challenging Obama on his blocking Illinois’ Infant Born Alive Act while a state senator. Abortion survivor Gianna Jessen’s challenge to Mr. “Abortion Reduction” is powerful, and Obama’s response scandalous, and it makes you wonder if the “enlightened” Matthew 25 Network has anyone there with a conscience left (by the way, Obama supports the Freedom of Choice Act which would wipe away all remaining state restrictions on abortion). Are the unborn among those “poor” that the network claims to want to protect? Both Jessen’s powerful ad, and Obama’s knee-jerk pro-abortion response, can be seen at the above link.

Monday, October 6, 2008

No separation of mosque and state?

Muslim mosques holding voter registration drives in clear support of Barak Obama in swing states ... Okay, why am I not surprised?

An item from OneNewsNow has the story:

"The group, Muslim Americans for Obama [MAFO], insists that all of its voter registration activity is non-partisan, despite the fact that its mission statement says it was launched in August 2008 'to provide a vehicle for Muslim-American supporters of Barack Obama to organize and mobilize our fellow citizens to get out the vote to elect Barack Obama the next president of the United States.'"

Robert Spencer's Jihad Watch has the rest of the story. Spencer adds that he doesn't look for the IRS or anyone else with the PC police to jump on this violation of church-state separation (Hear that, ACLU? Got that, Americans United for Separation of Church and State? ... oh, that's right, you want separation of CHURCH and state. I guess mosques don't count.) If I tried a "Christians for McCain-Palin" drive at my church, on the other hand, you can pretty much guess how the media and powers-that-be would react (and I would probably be typing this in shackles).

But hey, it's nice to see Matthew 25 Network has a new ally (along with abortionists, 60s terrorist bombers, and so forth).

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Fibbin' Biden

Another chilling indication of what this nation will be dealing with should the Great Obama and his sidekick Joe Biden win this November, from Jack Kelly’s article in the latest To The Point newsletter:

"‘All you have to do is go down Union street with me in Wilmington or go to Katie's Restaurant or walk into Home Depot with me where I spend a lot of time and you ask anybody whether or not the economic and foreign policy of this administration has made them better off in the last eight years,’ said Sen. Joe Biden in the vice presidential debate to bolster his assertion he's in touch with the concerns of the middle class.

“That answer suggested otherwise.

"‘It came as a surprise to us in Delaware that Joe Biden recently had a meal and talked with patrons at Katie's Restaurant on Union Street in Wilmington,‘ said an email to National Review Online. ‘Katie's Restaurant closed years ago. It was on Scott Street in Little Italy.’

“The people who fill up at his neighborhood gas station can't pay for a full tank of gas, Sen. Biden said. Sen. Biden lives in a 7,000 square foot estate on a four acre lakefront lot in Greenville, which is described as ‘northern Delaware's priciest area.’

“Sen. Biden says things which are not true with passionate conviction. That's a polite description of a pathological liar.”

Of course, you won’t see THIS investigated in the MSM (surprise surprise). Just something that should keep you awake at night. Perhaps we need to adopt the slogan of Obama’s religious camouflage group, the Matthew 25 Network: Senator Biden, put away falsehood!

Friday, October 3, 2008

Palin-Biden debate: and the verdict is ...

Same verdict as the one on Palin's speech at the Republican convention. Democratic man gets beat up by a girl.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

On the VP debate tonight

I'm sure most of civilization will be tuned into the VP debate tonight, especially with MSM continuing to blare out, "Will Sarah Palin fail? How will Sarah botch it?" and so on ...

With the moderator of this shindig writing a pro-Obama book ready for release on Inauguration Day, I'm sure we'll get plenty of "balanced" questions. Maybe during the debate, Palin can ask Joe Biden about his statement to Katie Couric, regarding how President Franklin Roosevelt went on TV in 1929 to address the great stock market crash (for those who need a history brush up, FDR wasn't in office until 1933, and TV didn't exist).

So enjoy the debate (as much as you can).

Oh, and a note to "James" who posted on my last blog entry about "Tim Oliphant": I assume you meant PAT Oliphant the cartoonist; Tim Oliphant is a journalist. Still waiting to hear all those specific "falsehoods" that Sarah's been spreading about Obama in such an ungodly manner (and maybe you can look into Obama's falsehoods about his missing all those lovely sermons by Pastor Jeremiah Wright while a faithful member of his church for 20 years, and his amnesia about his friendship and "community organizing" work with Weathermen Underground terrorist Bill Ayers).