Archive for September, 2010

Obama’s popularity in the tank?

This from personalliberty.com:

Six weeks before an election that could dramatically alter his first term as President, a new poll reveals that Barack Obama’s approval ratings remain low.

According to a CNN Poll of Polls released on Sept. 21, approximately 46 percent of Americans approve of Obama’s performance and 49 percent disapprove. His ratings reached a record low in late July, dropping to 43 percent.

Obama also received unfavorable attention from former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently. Following the leak of excerpts from author Bob Woodward’s book about the president’s handling of the war in Afghanistan, Giuliani criticized Obama’s alleged statement that the United States could “absorb” another terrorist attack like the one it suffered on Sept. 11, 2001.

“I don’t know that I would have said that,” Giuliani told the news provider. “The country has to be prepared for anything that can happen, and will deal with anything that would happen. I would prefer the president would put his efforts into doing everything to prevent another [attack].”

In addition, Giuliani expressed his concern with the President’s announcement of a timetable for the American withdrawal from Afghanistan. According to the news source, the former mayor believes it motivates the enemy to kill more U.S. troops.

“The United States Senate opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.” Will Rogers

“The United States Senate opens with a prayer and closes with an investigation.”  Will Rogers

“You are a dunce if you believe in God…” Bill Mahar

How can you not like Bill Mahar, who obviously likes all of us. Let’s see, on Bill O’Rielly he said, “The Republican Party are a bunch of lunatics and Civil War Reinactors,” and “You are a dunce if you believe in God.” Now, friends, remember, you vote by tuning in…so tune out.

This from Wikipedia:

ABC decided against renewing Maher’s contract for Politically Incorrect in 2002, after he made a controversial on-air remark shortly after the September 11th attacks,[14]whereby he agreed with his guest, conservative pundit Dinesh D’Souza, that the 9/11 terrorists did not act in a cowardly manner. Maher replied, “We have been the cowards. Lobbing cruise missiles from two thousand miles away. That’s cowardly. Staying in the airplane when it hits the building. Say what you want about it. Not cowardly. You’re right.” Maher later clarified that his comment was not anti-military in any way whatsoever, referencing his well-documented longstanding support for the American military.[15][16][17][18][19]

In the context of the sensitive aftermath of the attacks, such a remark was deemed too controversial for some corporate advertisers. Although some pundits, including conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, came to Maher’s defense in pointing out the distinction between physical and moral cowardice,[20] several companies includingFedEx and Sears Roebuck pulled their advertisements from the show, costing the show more than it returned. Ari Fleischer, the then White House Press Secretary for theBush Administration, addressed the issue in response to a reporter’s question about Maher’s remark during a daily press briefing: “…they’re reminders to all Americans that they need to watch what they say, watch what they do. This is not a time for remarks like that…”[21]

The show was finally cancelled on June 16, 2002, despite the fact that the Sinclair Broadcast Group had dropped the show from its ABC affiliated stations months prior. On June 22, 2002, just six days after the cancellation of Politically Incorrect, Maher received the President’s Award (for “championing free speech“) from the Los Angeles Press Club. Maher has also sat on the board of judges for the PEN/Newman’s Own First Amendment Award.

Maher’s remarks on the cowardice of terrorists was not the first time he had sparked controversy on Politically Incorrect. In the same year, Maher was widely criticized for comparing dogs to retarded children: “But I’ve often said that if I had — I have two dogs — if I had two retarded children, I’d be a hero. And yet the dogs, which are pretty much the same thing. What? They’re sweet. They’re loving. They’re kind, but they don’t mentally advance at all…. Dogs are like retarded children.” When another guest told him that her nephew was retarded and that she didn’t think of him as a dog, he responded with “Maybe you should.” He later apologized, stating “I make no excuses. I was wrong and what I said was hurtful to people and I feel terrible about it.”[22]

End of quote:  Remember, you vote for or against a program by tuning in…so tune out of Bill Mahar

An astute look at the “Tea Party” from Resistnet.com:

This from the article:

But in portraying the tea party movement as one of “wackos” and “nuts,”
opponents of it may have unwittingly put their finger on an important
point.  In addition to representing a broad American mistrust of
congressional incumbents in 2010, the tea party clearly represents a
widespread American disgust with the intellectual snobbery and arrogance
of the American elite which controls — or appears to want to control
– American cultural life.  In a sense, the tea party movement is in
part a “cultural revolution” against the social trends that seem to have
emerged as dominant in U.S. society over the past three decades.

Go to: http://www.resistnet.com/forum/topic/show?id=2600775%3ATopic%3A2637978&xgs=1&xg_source=msg_share_topic

to read the whole article.

Who are your candidates?

Check out this informative website:

http://www.politics1.com/states.htm

If you read one book this year, make it: In The President’s Secret Service

If you want to discover the real nature of the man, of the past presidents, read this sometime startling account of our presidents from men and women who’ve served in the Secret Service, who’ve been on the inside (comments in red by me):

“At his ranch in Texas, Johnson was even more raunchy than at the White House.  At a press conference at his ranch, Johnson “whips his thing out and takes a leak, facing them (the reporters) sideways,” says Patrick O’Donnell, an Air Force One flight engineer.  “You could see the stream.  It was embarrassing.  I couldn’t believe it.  Here was a man who is the president of the U.S., and he is taking a whiz out on the front lawn in front of a bunch of people.”

And:

When Johnson left office, Gulley says he arranged for at least ten flights to fly government property to Johnson’s ranch.  O’Donnell, the Air Force One flight engineer, says he flew three of the missions, shipping what he understood were White House items back to the Johnson ranch.”

And:

Nixon could not make conversation unless it was to discuss an issue….  Nixon was always calculating, seeing what effect it would have.

And:

The White House is a character crucible…   It either creates or distorts character….  Thus, unless a president comes to the office with good character, the crushing force of the office and the adulation the chief executive receives will inevitably lead to disaster.  For these reasons, the electorate has a right to know about the true character of its leaders.

And we can’t see Obama’s grades, or his college applications, or how he paid for college, or his wife’s Master’s thesis, and so much more….  He spent millions, with Kagen’s help, to keep those items from public scrutiny.

And:

In contrast to Richard Nixon, Secret Service agents found Gerald Ford–code named Passkey–to be a decent man who valued their service.  But agents were amazed at how cheap Ford was.

And:

If the Secret Service considers Richard Nixon the strangest modern president, Jimmy Carter was known as the least likable.  IF the true measure of a man is how he treats little people, Carter flunked the test.  Inside the White House, Carter treated with contempt the little people who helped and protected him.

For three and a half years, agent John Plasecky was on Carter’s detail–including seven months of driving him in the presidential limousine–and Carter never spoke to him.

And:

He (Carter) would roll up his sleeves and carry his own bag over his shoulder, but it was empty.  He wanted people to think he was carrying his own bag.

And:

In contrast to Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan treated Secret Service agents, the Air Force One crew, and the maids and butlers in the White House with respect.

Read this great book, for a real insight into the character of our presidents.


Today’s adrenalin pumping subjects….

There are two burrs under my saddle:

It makes me nuts to think that so called blue states would purposely “go slow” with votes arriving from our troops so they would not be counted in the coming mid-term elections (see: This Makes Me Load My Gun Crazy).  Our young people, fighting to preserve our right to vote, to preserve our democracy/republic, and their votes are purposefully ignored by a bunch of fat, stay-at-home, bureaucrats?  Votes they know will go heavily against the president, who’s issued such edicts as “you have to see the gun in their hand before you fire.”  They should be horsewhipped, and that’s at best.

In addition, I see the turnout Obama is getting at the Universities around the nation.  What is it about 7 mil a minute that these young people will have to pay back don’t they understand?  Can’t they see that, as good a campaigner as Obama is, he’s as bad a president?  Where is the “change” the “transparency” he promised?  Don’t they realize that he’s dragged them into a quagmire of debt, of lies, of deceit?  Have we done such a lousy job of teaching our young people that they’ll believe “what he says, not what he does?”

I hope each and every one of you will have a talk with your children and grandchildren and, if nothing else, explain to them how cheap talk is and…it ain’t what a man says, it’s what he does, that counts.  Don’t follow this pied piper who’s leading us down the socialist trail.