Monday, July 19, 2010
If Herman Cain had ever seen racists at a Tea Party, don't you think he would be best at recognizing it? Preach it brother! VN8
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Sometimes I love her sometimes I wonder which side of the bed she got out of, left or right, but Peggy Noonan pretty much nails President Barack Hussein Obama and the state of America in this most recent article. I cut and pasted my favorite portions, if you want to read the article in it's entirety, just click here.
Dear Mr Cameron, welcome young friend. Welcome to America. Bring your bright, dashing self to our shores. Speak your piece with affection and modesty and go home a wiser man.
As for your own leadership, here is some advice. Do not imitate Mr Obama. He has been a disappointment; learn from his mistakes.
Here are the things he got wrong. In the middle of an economic crash, and in the middle of record-breaking federal budgets and budget deficits, Mr Obama started a new entitlement. This struck people, by which I mean almost everyone, as off-point. We are in a crisis, part of the crisis involves spending money we don't have, and our answer is to spend more? It wasn't a policy, it was a non sequitur.
It's the faculty-lounge problem again: people in business deal with real things, people in faculty lounges deal with ideas, abstractions, theories; they're swayed by this school of thought and that; they're macro. Businessmen must be micro: "Hey buddy, I'm trying to open a dry cleaners over here!"
So: you get only one chance to make a first impression, and President Obama made one over the past 18 months, and it wasn't good. He's losing the room.
Advice on your visit? Love America. It not only deserves it, at the moment it needs it. Our morale is low. Do you want to help preserve what has been called the Special Relationship? (Actually, I don't know: do you?) If you do, then when you speak here, speak of your love for this great nation. We don't, not in a deep way and not enough. Even our President doesn't. He tries, but he can't get it right because it's all so abstract to him. He associates patriotism with nationalism. But patriotism springs from legitimate love and gratitude, nationalism from shallow aggression and conceit. Obama confuses the two, can't get them straight in his head, and winds up saying little, badly. People don't like this, either.
Anyway, when you speak of America speak with love. People will hear you. It will break through the clutter, as your media obsessives say. It will be a new message, or one Americans haven't heard in a while done well, and truly. And don't focus-group it. Mean it.
"So after years of championing policies that turned a record surplus into a massive deficit, including a tax cut for the wealthiest Americans, they've finally decided to make their stand on the backs of the unemployed," he said. (President Barack Hussein Obama)
Gotta love this persons comment on the article:
Tax cuts for the wealthy? Really thats all hes got?
Hey Barry, America is sick and tired of you blaming the Republicans! We elected you to FIX the problems not complain and blame. You have a Majority in both houses of Congress and YOU are now the DECIDER in Chief. So do something stupid!
I cant believe I voted for this guy.
If you didn't love that first comment, this one pretty much sums up where we are headed!
This government will tax the "rich" until that runs out and then will borrow until that runs out. Then the tax collectors will have to get creative and tax hitherto untaxed assets until the electorate starts to object en mass. Then the raw power of government will raise it's ugly head and the age old battle to beat back totalitarianism will begin anew. A society that opts to eat its seed corn will eventually die of starvation. I hope all this changes.
(No commentary necessary, these two people who commented on this article pretty much sums it up VN8)
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Tonight, I went out to dinner. I noticed that the young server was energetic and polite, I guess he was in his early 20's probably a student. I don't know why people open up and tell me the things they do but after taking my order, he told me what a long week he had had. We talked about the heat and how fortunate we both were that we didn't work outside. That's when he told me that he was a full time student, a junior in college, the restaurant was just one of his jobs, he also worked at a local grocery store. He had also cleaned out the gutters on his parents home this week.
After he walked away, I began to wonder, are unemployment rates so high because jobs aren't available or are unemployment rates so high because people can't find their perfect job?
The story doesn't end there. After leaving the restaurant, I needed to make a pit stop at the local grocery store where he said he worked and as I was walking in, I observed a man, possibly 45 years old, carrying an apron walking inside to go to work. He was dressed as if he had just left one job and was going to another.
The answer to my question was right before my eyes. Sometimes what we pray for doesn't come in the packaging that we expect, but if we are faithful, eventually our prayers will be answered in God's perfect timing. Life is not easy, no one ever said it would be, but dreams are attainable if we only seek to achieve them without believing what the mass media proclaims.
Times are tough and I ask each of you, are you getting tough with the times or are you succumbing to the drones that are feeding you the negative? Be strong, keep the faith, keep up the fight, things may get worse before they get better, but they have to get better, it's just a matter of time. VN8