20 April 2010

Obama's Transparency = More Censorship

Lafayette Park is to protests as Madonna is to STDs: it attracts them by the score. Why, during the Bush years your dog couldn't lift its leg without relieving itself on some liberal toting an "I hate" sign. Oh, how things have changed with Obama in charge.

A few would-be protesters decided to criticize the current administration for their stance on gays in the military and a few reporters decided to see what was going on and, well, the police assigned to the White House were dispatched to disperse the reporters and arrest the protesters. The park was suddenly "closed" (a move the reporters on hand had never experience before). So much for diversity.

Interestingly, this incident occured just after a delegation from the White House press corps (pronounced "core," Mr. President) met with Obama Press Secretary, Robert Gibbs, to protest the administration's heavy handed control of the press. And, of course, this was not the first time some in the press have tried to shuck Obama's outrageous control. Who can forget left-leaning Helen Thomas joining Chip Reid to break ranks and question censorship from the Oval Office.

Kilpatrick: GUILTY

Today Wayne County Circuit Judge David Groner found former Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick guilty of several probation violations (including hiding some $650,000 that would pay a small portion of what he owes back to the city of Detroit). "You would be well advised to have your affairs in order before sentencing," the judge advised, and I'm guessing this wasn't a reference to former chief of staff Christine Beatty.

Sentencing is currently scheduled for May 20, 2010 when we all learn the punishment for gettin' your groove on Detroit's dime.

19 April 2010

Z on Liz Cheney and Debra Burlingame

One of my favorite bloggers took a trip to hear Liz Cheney and Debra Burlingame talk about national security. And when Z takes a trip the results are going to be an A delivery of info. Here summary . . .

Both women are formidable and as patriotic and informed as two women can be. And they're very worried for our country.
Ah, and speaking of fomidable, patriotic and informed women: I recommend that you can read Z's entire post here:

18 April 2010

Obama's Culture Of Dependency

"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." -- John F. Kennedy (1/20/1961)

You're about as likely to hear a Democrat utter those words today as hear a BoSox fan wax eloquent about Derek Jeter. The ruling party in Washington is not your father's Democratic party and it has never been more revealing than during the era of Obama handouts. Just listen to Obama voters like DeCarlo Flythe who explains, " It's just going to be like Christmas, I mean it's going to be great. No worries . . ." or Henrietta Hughes and her tear-jerking plea for something free. It is the culture of dependence on which the current Democratic party thrives. Keep people begging for handouts and you're more likely to maintain power.

The fact that some Americans take umbrage with this approach explains the continued momentum of the Tea Party rallies, but the Obots in the press just don't get it. Take the much played footage of CNN's Susan Roesgen asking a tea party attendee if he knew "that you're eligible for a $400 credit?" And when the man continued to hold his "drop socialism" sign, she went on, "Did you know that the state of Lincoln gets fifty billion out of the stimulus?" She was even more dumbfounded than usual, unable to grasp the concept that not everybody was lining up for free stuff. Some folk, we'll call them Republicans, actually prefer independence to dependence, effort to endowment.

This stands at odds with the Obama Democrat philosophy that is built on a foundation of neediness. The problem this creates is succinctly captured by the Washington Examiner's Michael Barone

Public policy also helps determine the kind of society we are. The Obama Democrats see a society in which ordinary people cannot fend for themselves, where they need to have their incomes supplemented, their health care insurance regulated and guaranteed, their relationships with their employers governed by union leaders. Highly educated mandarins can make better decisions for them than they can make themselves.

That is the culture of dependence. The tea partiers see things differently. They're not looking for lower taxes; half of tea party supporters, a New York Times survey found, think their taxes are fair. Nor are they financially secure: Half say someone in their household may lose their job in the next year. Two-thirds say the recession has caused some hardship in their lives. But they recognize, correctly, that the Obama Democrats are trying to permanently enlarge government and increase citizens' dependence on it.

Gates: There Is No Policy To Stop Iran From Nukes

According to a "classified document" with more leaks than a Cuban refugee escape vessel, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is warning that the U.S. has no policy to curb Iran's rapid move toward nuclear weapons. I wonder how many Obama supporters still believe you can thwart terrorist objects through understanding and apology.

Those familiar with the memo, speaking on the condition of anonymity, reveal that:

Mr. Gates wrote of a variety of concerns, including the absence of an effective strategy should Iran choose the course that many government and outside analysts consider likely: Iran could assemble all the major parts it needs for a nuclear weapon — fuel, designs and detonators — but stop just short of assembling a fully operational weapon.

In that case, Iran could remain a signatory of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty while becoming what strategists call a “virtual” nuclear weapons state.

Like the Clinton administration, who practiced an appeasement policy that actually went so far as to supply North Korea with a nuclear reactor, the Obama team is counting on passivity to stop pugnacity, but the world does not work that way.

Equally frightening is that fact that a memo this explosive was leaked to the press (not that the mainstream media will cover it, given its obvious reflection on Obama). I'd suggest that from here on the administration place highly classified documents like this under the same security measures as Barack Obama's academic records.

12 April 2010

Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution Is Health Care

Yes, Oprah is annoying and Ryan Seacrest is, well, Ryan Seacrest, but both are now connected with a project that I've found myself drawn to: Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution, a program where the afore mentioned British chef (Oliver, not Seacrest) comes to a chubby American community in an effort to change the way it eats, from breakfast pizza at school to deep fryers at home. The show follows a similar effort by Oliver in Britain that actually resulted in a change to their school system's nutritional requirements.

Perhaps my interest in the program is sparked by the fact that it appeared on the tube just a couple weeks after I started my own Khaki food revolution, banning the likes of Coke (acola), processed foods, beer and the occasional cigar from my diet . . . OK, I still sneak the occasional cigar, but the rest of my former diet is swimming with Luca Brasi . . . well, except the beer. Anyway, Oliver's Food Revolution is a must see for any parent who has scanned the school lunch program in search of healthy offerings only to find chicken nuggets, french fries and cheese that smells suspiciously of Elmer's glue.

Oliver's message is as simple as it is critical:
I believe that every child in America has the right to fresh, nutritious school meals, and that every family deserves real, honest, wholesome food. Too many people are being affected by what they eat. It's time for a national revolution. America needs to stand up for better food!
If you're worried about American health care, take a close look at the school lunch programs. You may not sleep for a week. If we want to make a difference in our nation's health while at the same time decreasing the cost of care, let's start by removing heart-pummeling foods from the school lunch rooms. And you can take a first step by signing this petition: America's Food Revolution Petition

11 April 2010

Freedom Lost A Friend In Polish President Kaczynski

Unless you've been obsessed by Buzz Aldrin's departure from Dancing with the Stars, you are probably aware that Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski died along with his wife Maria and dozens of additional passengers in a tragic plane crash in Russia. It was a dark day for the world.

President Kaczynski was a conservative who stood in defense of European free nations and his voice will be missed in a climate marching toward the socialism that his country fought so hard to overthrow. Also among the crash victims was Anna Walentynowicz, whose firing from the Lenin Shipyards in Gdansk led to a protest that would help to birth the the Solidarity freedom movement, and several high-ranking Polish government and military officials.

A sad, sad day . . . though now you can prep for one of my favorite spectator sports: watching Conspiracy theorists ply their trade.

10 April 2010

Sarah Palin Mocks Obama

And before you haters start to claim that Sarah Palin is stupid, please complete the following quiz:

1) Which U.S. Political figure told a European audience that he didn't know how to say something in Austrian (which is not actually a language)?
A. Barack Obama
B. Sarah Palin
Correct Answer: A. Barack Obama

2) Which U.S. Political figure claimed that America invented the automobile?
A. Barack Obama
B. Sarah Palin
Correct Answer: A. Barack Obama . . . who also thinks America invented solar power.

3) Which U.S. Political figure gave British Prime Minister Gordon Brown a set of inexpensive and incorrectly formatted DVDs in response to Brown's thoughtful and historically significant gift?
A. Barack Obama
B. Sarah Palin
Correct Answer: A. Barack Obama

4) Which U.S. Political figure claimed to have visited all 57 U.S. States?
A. Barack Obama
B. Sarah Palin
Correct Answer: A. Barack Obama

5) Which U.S. Political figure has a tough time figuring out the difference between windows and doors?
A. Barack Obama
B. Sarah Palin
Correct Answer: A. Barack Obama

6) Which U.S. Political figure thought that Arkansas was closer to Kentucky than his home state of Illinois . . . which actually shares a border with Kentucky?
A. Barack Obama
B. Sarah Palin
Correct Answer: A. Barack Obama

8) Which U.S. Political figure gave the Queen of England an iPod containing videos of his/her own speeches?
A. Barack Obama
B. Sarah Palin Correct
Answer: A. Barack Obama

9) Which U.S. Political figure said this, "On this Memorial Day, as our nation honors its unbroken line of fallen heroes — and I see many of them in the audience here today . . ."?
A. Barack Obama
B. Sarah Palin Correct
Answer: A. Barack Obama

10) Which U.S. Political figure celebrated "Cinco de Cuatro" with Mexico's Ambassador to the United States, rather than Cinco de Mayo, and then repeated the blunder?
A. Barack Obama
B. Sarah Palin
Correct Answer: A. Barack Obama

The list could be endless when dealing with "the genius" currently in the Oval Office, but I suspect you get my point stopping with a nice, round 10 question quiz. So, now on to Sarah:

So Much For The Left's Diversity

Oh, the Left loves to accuse Republicans of racism, but let an African American break ideological ranks with them and the invisible white, pointy hoods spring into action with chants of "Uncle Tom" and sudden slave speak. The true nature of liberalism is exposed . . . well, for those who haven't already recognized how liberal policies have consistently oppressed minority populations through promises of dependency.

Monica Crowley's post concerning the racist attacks on Dr. Christopher Metzler, Associate Dean of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University, after he voiced opposition to Obamacare are stunning . . . stunning unless you remember that Democratic Senator Robert Byrd was the top officer in his local KKK chapter by the age of 24, VP Joe Biden claimed that "You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin' Donuts unless you have a slight Indian accent" and later described Obama as "the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy," while Bill Clinton tried to secure Ted Kennedy's support for his wife by explaining that Obama "would be getting us coffee a few years ago." So, I guess the post is only stunning if you have the observational skills of a cucumber.

But for Dr. Metzer's the racism of the left is an all to obvious and harsh reality. According to Crowley,
In an blockbuster interview airing this weekend on my nationally syndicated radio show, a prominent black conservative blew the lid off the racism of the Left. Dr. Christopher Metzler, Associate Dean of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University, told me of the racist attacks he endured after going public with his opposition to the Democrats’ health care bill and President Barack Obama’s overall agenda.

After an appearance a few weeks ago on “The O’Reilly Factor” on the Fox News Channel, Metzler began to receive despicable, racist voicemail messages. One caller swears at him profanely and tells him to get his “black ass back to Africa.” Another caller tells him that he looked like a “slave” and expresses his “embarrassment” over Metzler’s public position.

As Metzler explained to me, the Left engages in exactly the kind of disgusting, racist behavior which they unfairly and incorrectly accuse the Tea Party and all others who oppose Obama of engaging in. Unlike the Left, Metzler actually has the evidence to prove it. During his stunning interview, Metzler exposes the Left’s hypocrisy and dishonesty—and its very real racism.
So much for "the party of diversity.

03 April 2010

Zo Deals With The Left-Wing Haters

Gotta love the left: the political perspective that is obsessed with race and sexual orientation yet accuses Republicans of bigotry. The condescending corps (pronounced "core," Mr. President) that embraces "diversity" as long as it only extends to physical appearance and not ideological differences. That blessed liberal establishment that professes compassion while organizing marches that burn effigies of Bush and broadcast Sarah Palin gang-rape jokes. Such love. Such concern. Such tolerance.

But hey, you don't have to be politician to draw liberal love. I've been accused of everything from retardation to bestiality. And Zo . . . well, he's in a different league.

Regrouping Complete

Ah, with everything going on in the complicated Khaki life it took a while for mental regrouping after the passage of Obamacare . . . but I'm back and ready to listen and inform (not necessarily in that order).

I want to pummel back in with a wonderful article by Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina. The message is clear and powerful concerning the coming crisis in America:
"The crisis is creeping forward: Every day in America more people become dependent on the government, demanding more services and benefits, while every day in America there are fewer people paying the price for these services . . . Many politicians have already figured out that dependency means more political power for them. Quite simply, a dependent voter is a dependable vote. A dependent America will vote for the politicians who promise the most from government and shift the cost to the "rich." But in the end, there is nothing compassionate about this massive disabling of Americans."
DeMint accurately and succinctly portrays the competing visions of the two major political parties, the Republican recognition of individuals and the Democrat's vision of a government-centric country where the individual disappears in dependency and group identification. (Guess which vision I prefer)

This article is worth your time. Read the entire piece here:

The Coming Crisis: How Government Dependency Threatens America's Freedom