Obama Going To Demark To Make Pitch For Olympics

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According to the Associated Press, President Obama is going to Denmark to make a sales pitch to the Olympic Committee for the 2016 Olympics to be held in Chicago. Chicago Mayor Richard Daley says he’s honored that both President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will head to Copenhagen in support of Chicago’s bid to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

I’m thrilled. Anytime the Celebrity-In-Chief is out of the country is a good thing. Of course, we the taxpayers will be footing the bill for Barack and Michelle’s latest global jaunt. Wouldn’t a phone call have done as well? Or a letter hand delivered by our Ambassador to Denmark?

It seems to me that matters of state can be damned if the Obama’s get a chance to fly on their private jet to see another part of the world. Of course, he doesn’t attend to matters of state anyway. He is too busy seeking out his adoring fans. Denmark. Hmm maybe there is one European country he hasn’t alienated, yet.


What Does Race Have To Do with It?

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By now everyone in the country has hear about SC Republican Representative Joe Wilson’s shout out of “You Lie” to President Obama during his address to a joint session of Congress. Some applaud his outburst while some condemn it. Rep. Wilson almost immediately apologized to the President and the apology was accepted. End of story, right?

Congressional leaders have decided Rep. Wilson’s direct apology to Obama isn’t good enough and are demanding he apologize to Congress as well for his uncivilized behavior. Meanwhile the Left is digging in the dumpsters to see what dirt or improprieties they can find on Rep Wilson. That much I think we all expected.

What I didn’t expect was the charge of racism leveled at Rep Wilson Friday by black newspaper editors and publishers.

“As African-American newspaper publishers we stand in solidarity with the NAACP and fully support the economic boycott of South Carolina,” NNPA Chairman Danny J. Bakewell Sr. said. “Rep. Wilson’s remarks were racist, disrespectful, and a disingenuous violation — not only of President Obama — but to the institution of the presidency and only solidified our position and the importance in not spending black dollars where black people are not respected.

“The continued public and blatant disrespect of President Barack Obama by members of Congress will not be rewarded with our dollars nor will a state that continues to uphold America’s shameful past by flying the Confederate flag,” he added.

Why didn’t I expect the drawing of the race card? I didn’t expect it because it wasn’t about race! Rep Wilson just blurted out the exact same comment so many of us were shouting at our television sets at that very moment.

I thought the Obama presidency was the shining example of how racism was a thing of the past. I think many Americans voted for Obama to show the world we were no longer a racist nation. I think we screwed up. The Obama Administration and its cohorts have cried racism almost every single day since the election. I don’t think I’ve heard this many accusations of racism since I was attending middle school during the integration years.

Somebody tell me, what does a man blurting out his innermost belief, based on facts, that another man is lying, racism? What does race have to do with the fact that the administration is going to ram healthcare reform down our throats? Why is it racism to believe we have a corrupt leadership in place that will lie, misinform, and ignore the will of the people?

Somebody tell me. Explain it to me as to a child if necessary, because I just don’t get it and I don’t like it. A differing opinion is not racism. Have we forgotten the meaning of the word?

Democrat or Republican? It Doesn’t Matter

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The problems we are facing as a nation have not been brought on by either political party. The problems are the result of corruption. Corrupt politicians in all levels of government, local, state and federal have sold their souls to the devil. In this instance the “devil” is special interests, labor unions, big corporations, etc.

To “throw out” one party and elect members of another will not work. That has been done often enough with no improvement. We need to support those people (rare as they seem to be) who are honest, who have principles and values in line with those of our founding fathers.

We as citizens must conduct our own vetting process of those who would seek election in this country. Anyone who runs for political office needs the same investigation and research as we would conduct in choosing someone to care for our children.

It is now apparent that the press is no longer willing to conduct investigations and report the true character and associations of those who would be our leaders. In this electronic information based time in which we live; we all have the ability to investigate and research anyone and any organization. It is our duty to do so.

Once we have gathered the information, the same computers and internet connections can be the means of distributing our findings to our friends, neighbors and community. Only then, by circumventing the mainstream media, will we learn the truth about candidates and incumbent politicians. Only then will we have the information at hand to make informed decisions.

I am all for “throwing the bums out” but let’s all make the commitment that we don’t replace one set of bums with another. Let’s all research and share information so as to make wise choices in 2010 and future elections. Our very freedom depends on it.

Obama’s Czars

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I’m happy that Van Jones has resigned. But we lost one czar and gained another within two days. Not only that, but Ron Bloom now has two high level advisory positions that give him a tremendous amount of power: Manufacturing Czar and Car Czar. What do we know about him?

Glenn Beck has a list of Obama’s czars on his website (posted on August 21, 2009) that contains this information for Bloom:

6. Car Czar – Ron Bloom

NOTE: on July 13, 2009, Bloom took over as head of the Presidential Task Force on the Auto Industry, replacing Steven Rattner

Title: Counselor to the Secretary of the Treasury
Salary: unknown
Reports to: Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner and National Economic Council head Larry Summers
Appointed: July 2009
Department that might have handled similar issues: Treasury

• A leader of the White House task force overseeing auto company bailouts; worked on restructuring of General Motors and Chrysler LLC.
• Was special assistant to president of the United Steelworkers union from 1996-Feb 2009
• Has negotiated restructuring deals for more than 50 companies, getting major concessions from unions and companies.
• Was raised in New York in a pro-union family, which included a schoolteacher mother and unionized relatives.
• After working for the Service Employees International Union, got an MBA from Harvard University because he thought unions lacked business smarts, he said in a 1996 interview in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
• From 1985 to 1990, he worked as an investment banker with Lazard Freres & Co., which specializes in mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructuring, before co-founding the investment-banking firm Keilin and Bloom.

Bloom’s accomplishments seem impressive and I’ve not done any research to prove otherwise. My issue with Bloom and the other 30 plus czars is that they are not required to be vetted by the Congress or Senate. The Van Jones fiasco shows what can happen without proper vetting. If a president is going to be allowed to have czars, which to my simple mind is just a way to give pals and cronies a job, then they should be properly vetted.

Many of the czars and “special adviser’s” are holding jobs that are covered by existing Cabinet positions. The Cabinet appointees are subjected to a rigorous vetting process to assure they are qualified for the position (and do not have skeletons in the closet like Van Jones). It seems to me that the czar system is just a way to get around confirmation hearings.

I recieved a tougher background check than Van Jones before I was hired in my manufacturing job. I’m not management, I’m a worker in the factory!

Based on the example of Van Jones and the new manufacturing czar named today, it is my opinion that we the people are going to have to get on our computers and do our best to vett these men and women. We need to find out what we can about them all. Then we should send our findings to Glenn Beck, write about them in our blogs, on Face Book, and Twitter.We need to dig out the information and circulated it so other concerned citizens will know what is going on.

We have much work ahead of us. I know that we concerned citizens and patriots can do what needs to be done.

Text of Obama’s Speach to Schoolchildren on 9/8/2009

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Shortly after noon today the White House released the text of Obama’s speech to our children and grandchildren tomorrow. I have not taken time to analyse this, nor will I comment at this time. I just wanted it available from one more source.

– WalksAlone

Text of Van Jones Resignation Letter

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“I am resigning my post at the Council on Environmental Quality, effective today.

On the eve of historic fights for health care and clean energy, opponents of reform have mounted a vicious smear campaign against me. They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.

I have been inundated with calls – from across the political spectrum – urging me to “stay and fight.”

But I came here to fight for others, not for myself. I cannot in good conscience ask my colleagues to expend precious time and energy defending or explaining my past. We need all hands on deck, fighting for the future.

It has been a great honor to serve my country and my President in this capacity. I thank everyone who has offered support and encouragement. I am proud to have been able to make a contribution to the clean energy future. I will continue to do so, in the months and years ahead.”

Van Jones: Out Of Power

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The people of the United States scored a victory last night. In a midnight resignation, Green Czar Van Jones called it quits. Jones blamed his critics for the resignation, saying in his statement, “They are using lies and distortions to distract and divide.”

Michelle Malkin writes today that she fully expects the mainstream media to blame Glenn Beck for harassing Jones into resigning. Beck has been reporting on Jones radical belief’s since July. We all owe Glenn Beck a round of applause and our deepest gratitude for his research into the corrupt advisers that surround our equally questionable president.