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Thursday, June 26, 2008
Move on.org is one of the most offensive left wing websites on the net. They are notorious for running generally offensive, always un-American ads. The most recent one to get a great deal of media attention was the 'baby Alex' ad.
This ad, directed at John McCain, failed to mention that Mr. McCain was speaking simply of a lengthy military presence much the same as has been seen in Japan and Europe after WWII. Also, it ignores the fact that the US military is an all volunteer force.
Now, a patriotic American has created a parody of this ad which addresses a real threat to the American people posed by an Obama presidency.
Amen to that. Viva la free speech!!!
Monday, June 23, 2008
The Obama campaign debuted a new emblem on Friday at a round table discussion with Democratic governors. The symbol, as anyone should notice, bears a strikingly similar appearance to the Presidential Seal. Amid a firestorm of criticism over the blatant mutilation of the one of America's revered symbols, the Obama campains has wisely chosen to drop the logo.
A spokesman for the Obama campaign told The Atlantic.com that the campaign decided to stop using the logo because it did not want to give the press a reason to label Obama as arrogant. I am sure they meant 'another' reason to label him as arrogant. The fact that Obama is arrogant is well established. What really bothers me about this logo is not that it is an arrogant attempt by Obama to symbolically lay claim to an office that he has not yet won, but that is shows a great disrespect for that office.
One more point about this logo. It may be crime. According to Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 33, Sec. 713 of the U.S. Code, it is a crime to use the likeness of, or any facsimile of the Presidential Seal. If Obama is trying to 'seal' the election deal, perhaps he should rethink his energy policy rather than engaging in arrogant, disrespectful, and criminal stunts.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
I have been thinking about old 1960s songs lately. Today's political climate seems to have a similar revolutionary feel to it. One song in particular seems to be playing over and over in my head, "For what it's worth" by Buffalo Springfield.
"There's something happening here. What it is ain't exactly clear."
There is most definitely something happening, and under the threat of being accused of 'McCarthyism', the mainstream media will not be spending much, if any, time clarifying exactly what it is. Under the cover afforded by the 'threat', Democrats are beginning to 'come out of the closet' and be more open about their true ideological connections. One of the most straightforward of these is Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who openly admits to being a socialist and a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The DSA is the largest socialist organization in America.
In the early 1990s House Democrats established the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). ‘Progressive’, as any student of political history should know, is a form of socialism, and the CPC certainly has socialist ties. Up until 1999, the DSA hosted a website for the CPC. Of the 72 members of the CPC, 58 are also members of the DSA.
Howard Dean, the Democrat National Committee chairman, was honored at a dinner sponsored by the Chicago chapter of the DSA in 2000. In 2006, Dean spoke on the Global Challenges for Progressive Politics before the Party of European Socialists (PES). Additionally, PES President Poul Nyrup Rasmussen reported in 2007 that European Socialist had met with Democrat members of Congress in Washington. Some of these Democrats were Howard Dean, Bernie Sanders, and Ben Cardin. According to Rasmussen’s report, an agreement was made at this meeting that Democrats and PES activist groups in various US cities would begin to work together.
The man who would be President of these United States and the current standard bearer of the Democratic Party, Barack Hussein Obama has verifiable ties to socialists as well. Obama was influenced by socialist ideology from his childhood. Obama’s father, a Harvard-educated economics professor, wrote an academic paper in 1965 for the East Africa Journal entitled, Problems Facing Our Socialism. In it he expressed Marxist and anti-western ideals. In Barack Obama’s book, Dreams of my Father: a Story of Race and Inheritance, Obama wrote of the admiration he feels for the ideals of his father. He also mentions his boyhood mentor, Frank Marshall Davis. Davis was a poet-activist who was also a member of the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).
Obama admits to having attended the annual Socialist Scholars Conferences at The Cooper Union in Manhattan while he was a student at Columbia University in the 1980s.
Beginning in 1995, (at least that is the earliest confirmable connection between Obama and the DSA), the Chicago chapter of the DSA began grooming, sponsoring, and in 1996, endorsed Obama for the 13th Illinois Senate district. In addition to the DSA endorsement, Obama actively sought and received the endorsement of the New Party (NP). The New Party is a Marxist ‘fusion’ group. The NP’s Chicago chapter includes a large contingent from the Committees of Correspondence, a Marxist coalition of Maoist, Trotskyist, and the Communist Party USA members. Also, in 1996, Obama was a panelist at New Ground 45: A Town Meeting on Economic Insecurity at the University of Chicago. These meetings were sponsored by the U of C DSA Youth Section and the Chicago DSA.
If Barack Obama’s connection to socialist organizations is insufficient to convince one that Obama is a socialist, there is the fact that he has socialists working for him inside his campaign. At his Houston HQ, a campaign worker displayed a Cuban flag with the image of radical icon and mass murderer Che Guevara printed on it. There are two socialists working on Obama’s staff. One is Cornel West, an african-american studies professor at Princeton University, who serves on the Obama presidential campaign’s black advisory council. West denounces America as racist and patriarchal and describes himself as a “progressive socialist”. The other is Cass Sunstein, a professor at University of Chicago’s Law School. In his book The Second Bill of Rights: FDR’s Unfinished Revolution and Why We Need it More Than Ever, Sunstein argues that the government should grant rights to citizens on a discretionary basis.
And then there is William Ayers. In the early 1970s Ayers was a leader in the Marxist terror group ‘The Weather Underground’. Ayers, along with his current wife Bernadine Dohrn bombed the Pentagon, the Capital Building, and the NYPD HQ. In a New York Times interview which was published on Sept. 11, 2001, Ayers is quoted as saying, “I don’t regret setting bombs,….I feel we didn’t do enough.” When asked if he would do it again, Ayers said, “I don’t discount the possibility.”
In 1995 Ayers and Dohrn hosted a fundraising event in their home for Obama’s Illinois Senate run. Obama and Ayers have also worked together on various community organizing projects in Chicago. They have an ongoing relationship which David Axelrod, Obama’s chief campaign strategist, describes as “certainly friendly.”
While Barack Obama does not claim to be a socialist and his supporters are laboring diligently to deny that he is a socialist, it is difficult to believe that he has been ideologically unaffected by the groups and individuals that he has associated himself with. A man is known by the company he keeps.
Sunday, June 1, 2008
"Hot on the heels of his explanation for why he no longer wears a flag pin, presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama was forced to explain why he doesn’t follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
According to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171, During rendition of the national anthem when the flag is displayed, all present except those in uniform are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart.
‘As I’ve said about the flag pin, I don’t want to be perceived as taking sides,’ Obama said. ‘There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song ‘I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing.’ If that were our anthem, then I might salute it.’
Is this the person we want for President? One who will not even respect our National Anthem and is more worried about the feelings of other countries then what our country stands for. I think it is time to send him to those other countries he seems to love so much. And please take your wife who has not ever been proud of this country before."
I am typically dubious of e-mail circulations, so I investigated the claims presented in this particular e-mail. It did not take me long to determine that the claims were completely false. All but the last paragraph were lifted from a piece written by John Semmens which he calls "Simi-News" at The Arizona Conservative. "Simi-News" is not intended to be taken seriously, it is satire.
This is not the first politically conservative e-mail that I have seen that was considerably less than factual. So, I am beginning to wonder why it is that conservatives feel the need to lie about liberals. Conservatives occupy the moral high ground. Why give any of it away by lying about political opponents. It is not necessary. Liberal positions are so weak that many of them practically refute themselves. If conservatives feel that they are losing the debate, then they need to reinforce their argument. Let the libs do the lying.