September 24, 2009


This was filmed in June 2009 at the B. Bernice Young Elementary School in Burlington, NJ. I am all for being proud of your country and your president. But this goes too far in my opinion. This is exactly why people were worried about Obama speaking directly to the school children. Obama had nothing to do with this, of course. This is school teachers forgetting what their job is and turning little kids into their personal political tools. I especially like how they stole the song about Jesus "Red and yellow, black and white, they are precious in HIS sight" and re-made it about Obama "Red and yellow, black and white, All are equal in his sight". Nice.

Song 1
Mm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein Obama

He said that all must lend a hand
To make this country strong again
Mmm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein Obama

He said we must be fair today
Equal work means equal pay
Mmm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein Obama

He said that we must take a stand
To make sure everyone gets a chance
Mmm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein Obama

He said red, yellow, black or white
All are equal in his sight
Mmm, mmm, mm!Barack Hussein Obama

Yes!Mmm, mmm, mmBarack Hussein Obama

Song 2
Hello, Mr. President we honor you today!
For all your great accomplishments, we all doth say "hooray!"

Hooray, Mr. President! You're number one!
The first black American to lead this great nation!

Hooray, Mr. President we honor your great plans
To make this country's economy number one again!

Hooray Mr. President, we're really proud of you!
And we stand for all Americans under the great Red, White, and Blue!

So continue ---- Mr. President we know you'll do the trick
So here's a hearty hip-hooray!
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September 20, 2009


Former President Jimmy Carter said he thinks the recent hostility to President Obama's agenda is based on racism. "There is an inherent feeling among many in this country that an African-American should not be president."

While I am sure there are some in this country with that feeling, I personally don't know of any, and I live in the South and listen to lots of "Right Wing" talk radio. The only time race is brought up is in response to outlandish comments like this. I, along with many millions of others, am happy that a black man became president, it proves what a free and great country we live in. But the fact that Obama is the first black president, doesn't mean we all ignore his policies. Conservatives are very upset at the huge swing toward the European-style liberal state that Obama is trying to take us. Socialized medicine, cap-and-tax, government takeover of private businesses, bailouts, massive spending and give-aways, crazy anti-capitalism rhetoric from top White House advisers, illegal activity from top funded groups close to Obama, hostility toward Israel, appeasing Russia and Iran, etc. This is why hundreds of thousands of people showed up in Washington DC last weekend in protest, not because Obama has dark skin!

Maybe Carter is just incapable of saying anything negative about a black person, since he was actually a racist in his past. Maybe he is trying to make up for the guilt?

[Jimmy Carter] was a member of the Sumter County School Board, which did not implement the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision handed down by the Supreme Court. Instead, the board continued to segregate school children on the streets of Carter’s hometown. Carter’s board tried to stop the construction of a new “Elementary Negro School” in 1956. Local white citizens had complained that the school would be “too close” to a white school. As a result, “the children, both colored and white, would have to travel the same streets and roads in order to reach their respective schools.” The prospect of black and white children commingling on the streets on their way to school was apparently so horrible to Carter that he requested that the state school board stop construction of the black school until a new site could be found. The state board turned down Carter’s request because of “the staggering cost.” Carter and the rest of the Sumter County School Board then reassured parents at a meeting on October 5, 1956, that the board “would do everything in its power to minimize simultaneous traffic between white and colored students in route to and from school.”
Wow! So why is he qualified to judge others about racism?
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September 12, 2009


The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) is continuing to get themselves in trouble. When people think of community organizers, we think of people who selflessly help others in their community. Hopefully most are like this, but many are not. ACORN seems to be a radical, heavily connected and funded group that will do anything and everything in order to get votes for democrats.

The latest trouble shows workers at ACORN helping a couple who claim to be a pimp and a prostitute. This couple is undercover and has a camera. The ACORN people give them advice on how to start a fake business as a cover for the prostitution, how to get tax breaks for money spent turning tricks, and even how to get child tax credits for underage girls smuggled in from El Salvador to work as sex slaves. You have to watch it to believe it:

This is edited and of course the undercover couple had an agenda, but I will assume for now that this is not faked.
ACORN has plenty of other wonderful qualities:

ACORN intimidates banks to give home loans to people who shouldn't qualify, adding to the subprime bubble.

ACORN with 8000 false voter registration cards

ACORN turns in thousands of more false voter registration cards in Indiana

ACORN with more fraud

What is really amazing is ACORN may have gotten funds from the "Stimulus" Bill.
ACORN gets money from the Stimulus Bill
"Neighborhood Stabilization: $4.2 billion to help communities purchase and rehabilitate foreclosed, vacant properties in order to create more affordable
housing and reduce neighborhood blight"
And ACORN was one of the organizations that was part of the 2010 census. Looks like this latest outrage finally put them out of the game!
ACORN was part of the 2010 census.
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September 8, 2009


Obama delivered a speech to all school children today. The speech was awesome overall. It was all about personal responsibility, no excuses, not complaining about things not being fair, working hard even if you're underprivileged, everyone has a talent-find it and use it, stay in school and contribute to your own future and the future of the country, etc. In fact, it was a more conservative speech than I have heard conservatives give! So, I give an A+ on content.

But, unfortunately, Obama's actions do not line up with this rhetoric. Obama's actions are the opposite: we live in an unfair society, the rich take advantage of the poor and must be punished, greed drives most of society, we can't do anything on our own, we need the federal government to help us do everything, minorities can't get ahead without help, Washington has the solution to all our problems. So which is it Obama?!

Original controversy erupted on this speech because a politician (President or not) was forcing himself into every classroom. As President, he holds great power, we live in a country that has historically been very cynical of powerful political leaders (for good reason). Children at school can not vote, they have no choice, they can not change the channel, so many were afraid that there would be unwanted political tones. This is wise to be very cautious in allowing politicians to teach morality. After reading the speech, however, I thought it was a great message. But just because I personally like the message doesn't mean it is a good idea to let politicians speak directly to our children. This is not crazy, right wing fear mongering... it is common sense.

Below are a few excerpts from the speech:
When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years, and my mother didn’t have the money to send me where all the American kids went to school. So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday – at 4:30 in the morning.
I will have to take his word for it here... but this seems like exaggeration to me. How often did he really have to get up at 4:30am to do extra school work growing up?! Call me a cynic ;-)

I want to start with the responsibility you have to yourself. Every Single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has Something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.
Right on! And that is why this country is so great. Because we have the freedom to go out and use our individual talents to improve our own life. If one person is willing to work hard and better his/her life, and another is not, is it then "fair" to forcibly take money (under threat of jail) from the first person and give it to the second person?

And this isn’t just important for your own life and your own future. What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country. What you’re learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future.
This is so true! The future of our country certainly hinges on the youth of today. So then what can be said of the fact that in 17 major cities in this country, OVER half of the students in public schools drop out before graduation! To me that points to a broken system. One in desperate need of change. This speech will not change that sad fact.

You’ll need the knowledge and problem-solving skills you learn in Science and math to cure diseases like cancer and AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our environment. You’ll need the insights and critical thinking skills you gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free. You’ll need the creativity and ingenuity you develop in all your classes to build new companies that will create new jobs and boost our economy.
This is a lot of liberal goo. At least he added build companies and create jobs at the end of this list. Your going to need someone to tax to pay for curing AIDS, protecting the environment, fighting poverty, fighting homelessness and discrimination, and making the nation more fair. Probably not what kids are thinking though: "I want to become a doctor/lawyer, so I can be taxed at over 50% of my income to help fight homelessness!"

My father left my family when I was two years old, and I was raised by a single mother who struggled at times to pay the bills and wasn’t always able to give us things the other kids had.
Barack Obama really has a great personal story. It shows how hard work and a determination to win can overcome every single obstacle. This is a rare thing in human history, and one that, while not exclusive to the United States, is concentrated here! So why does Obama travel the world apologizing for our country and his wife says she has only just been proud of it?

But at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life – what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you’ve got going on at home –that’s no excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude. That’s no excuse for talking back to your teacher, or cutting class, or dropping out of school. That’s no excuse for not trying.

I know that sometimes, you get the sense from TV that you can be rich and successful without any hard work — that your ticket to success is through rapping or basketball or being a reality TV star, when chances are, you’re not going to be any of those things. But the truth is, being successful is hard.

Over all, like I said, a terrific speech. A message I certainly HOPE sinks in to a few and they CHANGE for the better.
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September 1, 2009


Congress is back, and hard at work:

On one hand, it is of course a disgrace. Congress has just returned from a month off and are "debating" the budget. Actually, they are completely ignoring everything, playing on the Internet, e-mail, solitaire, etc. I especially like the little American flags next to each laptop, very patriotic as they erode the foundation of this great nation. When the vote comes they will just pass the hugely blotted bill written by a slew of lawyers and lobbyists, knowing close to nothing about the billions/trillions of dollars they just spent. They will be happy as long as their personal, pet projects got funded.

On the other hand, it is quite a fitting picture of where we seem to be going as a country. After all, we elect these people every 4 years, and most will be elected again in 2010 and 2012. Are we all becoming like this? Lazy, self-absorbed, believing we are more important than we are, expecting high pay and a good life while putting forth little effort? When the time comes, are we still the rugged, freedom loving, individuals that made this country, or have we become a soft, entitlement minded people, just looking for the easy way out?

I hope, when called upon, we are still the former. I believe in that.
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