Thursday, September 17, 2009
Let's look at this objectively. President Obama is a weak president in terms of foreign policy? Or is he still listening to Joe Biden of foreign policy, as he said during his campaign? President Obama has sided against the democratic constitutional law of Honduras - siding with Chavez and Castro and publicly stating that he will not support the current government. Also stating that a coup took over that government - a lie. President Obama wouldn't even make a statement in support of the citizens of Iran who were fighting for Freedom. Possibly if he had, historic changes could have occurred in Iran. President Obama has not taken any action to prevent N.Korea from pursuing nuclear weapons. President Obama has disregarded the long relationship we have enjoyed with Israel, instead speaking in several countries that have not been our allies over the years. Now, President Obama has unilaterally changed US missile defense policy in Eastern Europe to the dismay of strong allies Poland and Czechoslovakia, while getting nothing in return. And he has betrayed his responsibility to protect and secure the country in the process. Is it me, or has he turned the world upside down? And can the foreign policy damage he has wrought in just six months be repaired? How much more damage will he do in the next 3.5 years? Wake Up America!
President Obama has aligned himself with Big Labor. This week he held what could only be described as a "rally" at the AFL-CIO headquarters - the speech was filled with rhetoric, and spoken in such a way, that it was clearly designed to incite the crowd – it was hardly presidential. The people "shaping his agenda" are SEIU, ACORN, and top union "bosses". What is his end game in all this? Maybe this article will give you some insight. Remember Obama talking about a "civilian security force, as well funded and trained as our own military"? Could this be what he was referring to, and could we be in for some serious trouble down the road? Is it unthinkable? Remember the violence perpetrated by early unionism? And remember, Obama really believes that he has been elected to "redistribute the wealth". At some point, won't that take "muscle"? Well he's strengthening the unions in every way - power, corporate ownership, and pay-offs through the stimulus bill. Think about this - don't just blow it off. Is it possible? Incoming AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka's Ugly History of Violence and Corruption Tue, 09/15/2009 - 13:14 — Nick Cote At this week’s AFL-CIO national convention, Richard Trumka is expected to be elected president of the nation’s largest union umbrella organization. The National Right to Work Foundation has prepared a Fact Sheet about Trumka’s record of militancy and disregard for the rule of law. As president of the United Mine Workers (UMW) union, Trumka led multiple violent strikes. Trumka’s fiery rhetoric often appeared to condone militancy and violence, especially against workers who dared to continue to provide for their families by working during a strike. As a Virginia judge ruled in 1989, "violent activities are being organized, orchestrated and encouraged by the leadership of this union." Take the murder of Eddie York, a nonunion contractor, who was shot in the back of the head and killed while leaving a worksite in 1993. Trumka and other UMW officials were charged in a $27 million wrongful death suit by Eddie York’s widow. After fighting the suit intensely for four years, UMW lawyers settled suddenly in 1997 -- just two days after the judge in the case ruled evidence in the criminal trial would be admitted. Later, as Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO, Trumka pleaded the Fifth Amendment before Congress and a court-appointed election monitor over his role in an illegal fundraising scheme to benefit the Teamsters president Ron Carey’s re-election. Trumka has remained in his position ever since despite an AFL-CIO rule (adopted in 1957) which held that union officials who plead the Fifth have “no right to continue to hold office” in the union umbrella organization. Read more about Trumka's history of condoning union violence and corruption in the Foundation's eye-opening Fact Sheet [at this link]. http://www.nrtw.org/files/nrtw/Trumka%20Fact%20Sheet.pdf Wake Up America!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
It used to be that people like Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan and groups like the Black Panthers were the only ones spewing "racist" at every opportunity. Then Maxine Waters, Reverend Jeremiah (Wrong) Wright, Van Jones began to echo and/or promoted that chorus. Even President Obama himself has fanned those flames, remember how he could have "calibrated" his words differently? Now even more Democrats are taking up the mantra. How much more derisive can the socialist agenda be? Is this the new face of leadership? If it is, you can keep it, because in my view, it is damaging race relations in America to a drastic degree and ultimately, if not curbed, will lead to a race war. Nobody wants that... right? Wake Up America!
Well, you're all aware of the corruption and scandal coming out of ACORN in recent (and not so recent) days. They are under investigation in 14 states. There is some momentum building for a Justice Dept investigation. Government funding has been stopped - that by a vote of 83 - 7 with 9 Senators not present to vote. Who were the seven Senators still supporting ACORN? And why? Well, the answer to the first question is easy. Here's the list. Against Burris (D) from Illinois; Casey (D) from Pennsylvania; Durbin (D) from Illinois; Gillibrand (D) from New York; Leahy (D) from Vermont; Sanders (I) from Vermont; and Whitehouse (D) from Rhode Island Wow, all Democrats except the Independent, Sanders of Vermont. Oh, yeah, he's the 'self-described Democratic Socialist' - nice! So now, why did they vote for ACORN? That's a fantastic question. We'll find that out, I'm sure, if and when ACORN is investigated - including it's leadership, associations with organizations and people - both corporate and government. So are these 7 Senators on the take? And how much have they been given? What other favors have been traded? These seven are a big part of the problem in Washington, obviously. It's time for them to be voted out. Let's do it! Wake Up America!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Read this article for an eye full. She ALSO has ties to the radical revolutionaries. No wonder she liked Van Jones! Will it never end? Here's the link, but click on the title for quick access. http://www.frontpagemag.com/Printable.aspx?ArtId=36289 Wake Up America!
In April grass-roots Americans took to the streets in the Tea Party Movement in protest of taxes and excessive spending. Our Government did not listen. In May and June grass-roots Americans began emailing, calling and writing their Senators and Representatives. Our Government did not listen. In July more "Tea Parties" were held in an attempt to make our voices heard. Our Government did not listen. In August Thousands, perhaps millions of Americans attended Town Hall meetings in an attempt to be heard. Our Government did not listen. In September, Upwards of a Million Americans marched on Washington, again imploring our government to hear our concerns. Our Government did not listen. Throughout these 6 months, patriotic Americans have been labeled as Mobs, AstroTurf, Nazi's, kooks, extremists, and dismissed derisively by those people we elected to the Government. And while they won't listen to us, rest assured we have listened to them! And we are coming! But I have another thought as well. Perhaps if our Government got their collective heads out of their backsides they could hear us! What do you think? Wake Up America!
Monday, September 14, 2009
September 12, 2009 Why I am no longer an African American By Mary Baker The Obama election was a milestone in our country's history. Blacks danced in the streets, talked about feelings of finally being able to feel at home in America, and cried for the cameras. But as a black woman in the Age of Obama, I don't see anything that reveals that Blacks in America have anything to celebrate. I grew up in the Deep South during the 1960's, so I'm quite aware of the issues our country faced at that time. Blacks mourned the deaths of two of their most profound leaders, Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. This was a time when those who represented the leadership of Black Americans promoted a longing for the "Motherland." There was propaganda promoting African ancestry, even the reclassifying of Blacks as African Americans. The establishment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 barred many of the practices of racial discrimination and Blacks began to believe that achieving the dreams that Dr. King hailed in his speeches was possible. Black leaders such as Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael promoted the new image of the African American through the Nation of Islam and the Black Power Movement. Kimani Nehusi, a lecturer at the University of East London, writes, Many Rastafari use the term ‘repatriation' to express this longing for Africa, and a determination to return physically. However, when we examine the practice of Rastafari, we can see that the idea of a return to Africa goes beyond just repatriation, the physical resettlement on the continent of our ancestors. It also means a return to the values, culture and history of Africa, and a particular Africentric way of seeing the world. Many of these ideas have also been expressed in the work of Marcus Garvey, Malcolm X, Kwame Nkrumah and other leading fighters for the rights of Africans at home and abroad. Fast-forward to November 4, 2008 -- America elects her first African American President. Now, one would think that all has finally been laid to rest and America has once and for all times achieved racial reconciliation. But it appears that this election has resulted in even more racial division. After observing the attitudes of African Americans and gaining an understanding of the drive to classify Black Americans as African Americans, I must now say that I can no longer identify myself as an African American because this classification holds several proclamations and principles to which I no longer identify with as a citizen of this country. This title holds anti-American sentiments to which I cannot embrace. I have never held to the viewpoints of those from the Black Power Movement, Nation of Islam, or the Black Nationalist Movement. I don't think about Africa, or what it would be like to live there, as I have always been content living in the country of my birth, where I grew up in a small town in Louisiana. The classification of me as an African American says that although I live in America, my loyalty and allegiance are to Africa. My loyalty and my allegiance are first to Jesus Christ who is the Lord and Savior of my life. These same principles were those held by many of our Founding Fathers who held high regard for God's protection and leadership over this nation. These are the principles that are common to the foundation of Conservatism. As I think of my viewpoints politically, everything I believe about this country is wrapped up in my Conservative views. The tenets of the Declaration of Independence were set forth to bring equality and well being to all Americans. And those are the principles that I embrace as an American. It is my faith that drives everything that I believe and hold as dear. The Founders of this country envisioned a nation that would secure the God-given rights of its citizens. The desire that every citizen born in this country would not suffer the oppression they endured under England's rule, set as the backdrop for guaranteeing freedom for all Americans. The Founders especially desired that our nation would be one ruled and protected by our Creator God. Many beg to differ, but the Founders' insistence that God guide the ways of this nation is apparent in their acknowledgement of His hand in the creation of life, the rights of life, and the prosperity of life. It is these principles that make me proud to just be an American. So, I select for my identity the title of American. The radical ideologies of Blacks involved in the Civil Rights Movement gave birth to attitudes like those of Professor Henry Lewis Gates Jr., the Harvard professor who became livid when his identity was questioned by a white police officer. Those who embrace Professor Gate's sentiments and attitudes today are those who still believe that America owes something to the Black population for the horrors of slavery. They are the ones that continue to stoke the fires of racial hatred toward other races and promote the continued attitude of self pity within the Black community. They also hold to the teachings of Black Liberation Theology, a school of thought that I never knew existed until the presidential campaign of then Senator Barak Obama. The teachings of Black Liberation Theology run counter to the American way. They also are counterproductive to the love I hold for my country. I began to think about how we all got to be categorized in the first place. I have not noticed on any forms that the category of American is an option to be selected. Is this division amongst us perpetrated by our very own government? It is obvious that the inspiration for the classification of African American has nothing to do with those born of African descent. It is a radical group of Black Americans who hold to the anti-American views of those shared by Jeremiah Wright, Professor Gates, Jesse Jackson, President Obama and many others who came out of the radical Civil Rights Movement. Because of these things, I now part ways with the classification of African American because I hold no allegiance to Africa. I embrace the American qualities of freedom to worship, freedom to have my own opinion, freedom to express my views, freedom to achieve whatever it is God has created me to achieve. I hope that I will find others like me who are willing to break ties with the things that divide us, and embrace the timeless principles that have made this country the greatest nation on earth. That is why, when the next U.S. Census occurs, I will be making a new category just for me, the classification of being an American. Mary Baker is a married mother of seven children, a stay-at-home mom who loves writing, and enjoys home-schooling her eight-year-old daughter, Krystal. Mary lives in Houston, Texas. Based upon the comments I read that followed this article, it is clear there are many Americans who are black who identify with the position articulated here. I wish more Americans of black communities would speak up - it would do wonders for race relations in America. And here's another article: Some Blacks Now Have Doubts About Obama By Star Parker September 14, 2009 Americans of all political persuasions agree that the nation has problems. Big problems. And here's where we all part company. The political left, who now control our government, thinks we need more government -- a lot more. Those on the right see our problems as the result of excess government and want to move things in the opposite direction. The fact that Democrats, with their man in the White House, and control of both houses of Congress, are having difficulty getting their big government programs passed says something about the strength of the grass roots push back now taking place. Stirring is even occurring among blacks. According to the Pew Research Center, the president's approval rating nationwide is now 10 points lower than last April. Included in this is a three-point drop in his approval among blacks. You might say, Star, a drop in approval ratings among blacks from 95 percent to 92 percent is trivial. But I say not so. If we assume this reflects the 16 million blacks who voted for Obama last November, a three point shift means there are about a half million blacks who now have buyer's remorse. This is meaningful. You take real risks going against the establishment in black America. Psychological risks, professional risks, and sometimes risks to personal safety. Peeling off a black who voted for Obama means moving heaven and earth. Even a star like Bill Cosby incurred the wrath of the black establishment when he started talking about black families and personal responsibility. As result, he backed off and toned down his message. Recall during the campaign, candidate Obama ruffled Jesse Jackson's feathers when he spoke about personal responsibility among black males. An inadvertently "on" microphone picked up Jackson saying that he wanted to castrate Obama (not exactly in that language). The black conservative is not that rare freak of nature that so many think. According to a Pew Research Center report, almost a third of blacks consider themselves conservative. However, these folks have always been inclined to be quiet because of the social pressures and intimidation. But this is changing. Despite slurs, intimidation, and widely reported physical attacks from union thugs, a few brave black souls have showed up at tea party protest rallies. I'm getting more and more calls from black conservatives around the country running for local office. I see black conservative Web sites popping up and there's even black rappers rapping a conservative message. Who, after all, could know more about the lie about government and the pretense of political answers to life's problems than blacks? It's black families that have been devastated by welfare state programs and black kids now trapped in hopeless public schools. And it's overwhelmingly black unborn children who never see the light of day. How can blacks who have their eyes open not have noticed that it was Obama who killed the D.C. school voucher program and sent black children back to one of the worst public school systems in the country. The Cato Institute reports that, after adjusting for inflation, funds spent on public schools have doubled since 1970, with no improvement in education performance and a decrease in graduation rates. This is government at work. The Israelites wandered for 40 years after they left Egypt, giving time for the slave generation to disappear and for a new generation to bear the responsibilities of freedom. Next year marks 40 years since the decade of the '60s, which gave us the civil rights movement. I see a new generation of freedom loving, church going black Americans coming on the scene. Many voted for Obama out of racial pride. But their values and aspirations for freedom are causing a change of heart. Star Parker is an author and president of CURE, Coalition on Urban Renewal and Education (www.urbancure.org). She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org I support all black Americans who feel this way. I hope that in time, more and more Americans, who happen to be black, will begin to feel comfortable and supported and unafraid, and will speak out against ALL leftist radicals that threaten our way of life! I hope the same for Americans of every race, color, religion or sex. Wake Up America!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Statement from Bertha Lewis, Chief Organizer, ACORN Regarding Recent News Reports September 12, 2009 The relentless attacks on ACORN's members, its staff and the policies and positions we promote are unprecedented. An international entertainment conglomerate, disguising itself as a "news" agency (Fox), has expended millions, if not tens of millions of dollars, in their attempt to destroy the largest community organization of Black, Latino, poor and working families in the country. It is not coincidence that the most recent attacks have been launched just when health care reform is gaining traction. It is clear they've had these tapes for months. We are their Willy Horton for 2009. We are the boogeyman for the right-wing and its echo chambers. If ACORN did not exist, the right-wing would have needed to create us in order to achieve their agenda, their missions, their ideal, retrograde America. This recent scam, which was attempted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia to name a few places, had failed for months before the results we've all recently seen. I am appalled and angry; I cannot and I will not defend the actions of the workers depicted in the video, who have since been terminated. But it is clear that the videos are doctored, edited, and in no way the result of the fabricated story being portrayed by conservative activist "filmmaker" O'Keefe and his partner in crime. And, in fact, a crime it was - our lawyers believe a felony - and we will be taking legal action against Fox and their co-conspirators. We will not be intimidated by this international conglomerate, which has made as its mission the destruction of our organization. ACORN members are committed to the empowerment of their communities - Black, Latino, poor, and working families – at the deepest level. We are an organization committed to halting the foreclosure crisis and keeping people in their homes. We are an organization committed to ensuring quality, affordable health care for every American. We are an organization that will not be stopped in our commitment to our members and our communities... First, do you really think that a 20-year old and a 25-year old have the necessary funds to fly all over the country to try to infiltrate ACORN offices? Second, why have 4 people been fired if no-one was doing anything wrong and the tapes were doctored as Ms. Lewis suggests? Third, ACORN is under investigation in 14 states, at this moment. There is a leaning towards a full Justice Investigation at the national level. Fourth, ACORN has admitted to supplying 400,000 fraudulent voter registrations - of which many celebrities and even Mickey Mouse were listed. Fifth, ACORN will not open their books for review. Sixth, ACORN is associated with the Rathke Brothers - one of whom embezzled a large sum of money, but whom ACORN did not prosecute. Why? So, what would you believe? The organization outlined above, or two young adults, obvious patriots, who wanted to expose corruption - and did? You decide... Wake Up America!
Conservatism isn't about a lack of compassion. Conservatives care about people just as much as anyone calling themselves a liberal does, though the progressives want you to believe just the opposite. And that's because that's how they build their base. "Young brains full of mush", a Rush Limbaughism for those of you who don't know, and with precious little life experience feel that what the progressives say is right. But In my opinion young brains need to think, more than they need to feel. Conservatism is about values and morals, about principle and integrity - seen much of that from liberals and liberal organizations lately? Conservatism is about Liberty and personal freedom. It's about allegiance to the country, not a party. It's about preventing and eliminating corruption in government, not enabling it. It's about repealing laws that are restrictive, and instead educating people about the issues. It's about freedom of behavior, with consequences when laws are violated. And it's about discussing issues with logic and fact, not name calling and vitriol. Hmmm, maybe conservatives care even more than liberals , but that's an ideological argument for another day. Wake Up America!