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I am an author, blogger and an un-apologetically patriotic American. I enjoy martial arts, shooting sports and writing. I currently live in Asheville, NC with my German Shepherd named Sophie.

2012 Election Votes Count … Please vote!

Al Gore
Al Gore (Photo credit: Livia Iacolare)

 

I find it very interesting that The Tennessean, a long time supporter of Democratic candidates and former employer of Al Gore, should come out endorsing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. The headline for their endorsement reads, “Time For Another Change.”

 

Hallerin Hilton Hill, on his morning talk radio program yesterday gave a much better answer to the young man who asked the opening question at the second presidential debate:

 

Mr. President, Governor Romney, as a 20-year-old college student, all I hear from professors, neighbors and others is that when I graduate, I will have little chance to get employment. What can you say to reassure me, but more importantly my parents, that I will be able to sufficiently support myself after I graduate?

 

I loved Hallerin’s 11 – point answer to the student’s question.  A caller added a 12th point.  I can’t remember all of them, but I will try and list some of them here as best I can remember:

 

  1. First , get the heck away from the negativity of those professors, neighbors, and others.  Who the heck are they to tell you that you cannot make it?  Stand on your own two feet and decide that your future depends on your efforts … not their negative perceptions.  Surround yourself with positive, supportive professors, neighbors, and others.
  2. Learn to communicate!  Be confident, shake hands, smile, look people in the eyes. Learn to talk like a thinking, educated adult.  I have never been to a job interview were I could sit there and text back and forth with the interviewer!  (Caller)
  3. Be excellent!  Always do your best work. Never be satisfied with doing any less than your best!
  4. Study now … party later.  If 50% of colleges students cannot find jobs after graduation, be sure you are part of the 50% who do!
  5. Pick a career-orientated program.  ORNL needs engineers!  They are importing them from India and China.  Get an engineering degree.  A degree in Women’s Studies, African-American History, Music Appreciation, or Hindu Underwater Basket Weaving, while possibly quite politically correct and popular with liberals, will not provide you with much of a chance at finding a good job!
  6. Dress well!  Look like a professional.  Dave Ramsey puts it like this … “Dress your wage!”

 

These few points I can remember … sound like some pretty sage advice to me!

 

 

 

Obama Administration’s Incompetence Knows No Bounds!

Obama-Biden Transition
Obama, Holder and Clinton … An Axis of Incompetence?

Despite the best efforts of Obama’s administration and his liberal lap-dog media to keep things covered up, the facts surrounding the terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi are slowly coming out.  Only two conclusions can be logically drawn from the facts slowly coming to light:  Either Obama is completely incompetent or he is guilty of serious criminal neglect in his duties as President.  He and his administration are directly responsible for the deaths of Ambassador Chris Stevens and the three other Americans killed in the terrorist attack on 9/11.  Maybe he should have attended a few more security briefings than fund raisers?

Issa, R-Calif., and Chaffetz, R- Utah, state that they have information from an individuals “with direct knowledge of events in Libya.”  These individuals state that U.S. diplomats in Libya made repeated requests for increased security for the consulate in Benghazi and were repeatedly turned down by officials in Washington.

While Obama and his cronies still try to spin the story that this well-orchestrated attack was simply a spontaneous popular protest to a YouTube video clip, the facts point to a very different conclusion.  This attack was actually the latest in a series of attacks, about 13 separate incidents since April according to experts, on Western diplomats in Libya over the last several months.  Here are just a few examples:

  • In April, a gun battle erupted about 2 miles from the consulate between an unidentified armed group and forces loyal to the transitional government.
  • On April 6, two Libyans who were fired by a security contractor threw a bomb over the consulate wall.
  • On June 6, a bomb blast blew a in the security perimeter big enough for 40 men to get through.
  • Just weeks before the attack, the unarmed Libyan guards at the consulate, employed by the British contactor, Blue Mountain Group, were warned by family members to quit their jobs because there were rumors of an impending attack.

Of course Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, an Obama administration expert on “man-caused disasters” and what the proper U.S. response to “overseas contingencies” should be … when asked about the security measure in Libya on September 11th, stated; “Let me assure you that our security in Benghazi included a unit of host government security forces, as well as a local guard force of the kind that we rely on in many places around the world.”

I am sorry … but that is frightening!  So where were they?  This laughable level of security is typical world-wide?  I would think a “reduction in the security profile doesn’t seem consistent with the threat on the ground.”  Unless … maybe it was to try and persuade American voters that Muslims love us now because Obama is President.

And where was Obama … at a fund raiser in Las Vegas?

Couple this ridiculous, incompetent security fiasco in Libya and its resulting American deaths and Obama administration coverup … with the recent facts coming out  the Obama administration lies surrounding Fast and Furious … and it gets even scarier!

Now we hear about another 57-odd American guns … walked across the Mexican border  by the ATF with no means of tracking them.  And … that it was not just Arizona’s border … but also involved Texas and Florida!  And that some of these guns were used in a brutal massacre by  a Mexican drug cartel … resulting in the deaths of 16 high school students and 12 more being injured!  The truth is … we were never supposed to know about these guns.  And … we would not have … except that they screwed up badly and a Border Patrol Agent got killed.  Those guns were snuck across the border by Obama’s administration so that when one was eventually used in a crime … Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, and Eric Holder could point to it and say, “See … we need to register, confiscate, and ban private ownership of guns in America!”

Kind of sheds a bit of light on … and makes sense of … Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s stubborn support of the U.N. arms control treaty efforts … doesn’t it!

And … just a comment about Obama’s liberal lap-dog press/campaign publicity team.  The liberal media has truly become an enemy to America … and a free Democracy.

The Founding Fathers wanted and created a free press … to serve as a watch dog on the government and to protect the people from government excesses.  I remember when it did not matter whether you were a Republican or a Democrat … the press was on your ass … they were truly government watchdogs.  Now they are simply another one of  Obama’s publicity tools!

It is bad enough when the liberal media works tirelessly to shield their Messiah from any negative press (despite its truth or accuracy); while savagely attacking any challenger with innuendo, half-truths, and out-right lies.  But when the press begins to decides which, or what, “truth” the American people should hear … then they are no longer a free press!  They are simply the willing tool of a dictatorship.  And … they have become the enemy of a free people!

Well Michelle … Are You Proud Now?

Michelle Obama
Are you proud now?

Dear Mrs. Obama:

You must be really proud!  Your husband has added $6 trillion in new debt since taking office. Gas prices are now over $4 per gallon on average.  Unemployment has been holding steady over 8% for 4 years (higher if you use the actual numbers), with over 23 million Americans unemployed. There are 47 million are on food stamps. Our U.S. Ambassador was just raped and killed by muslims that your husband has been trying to embrace for 4 years and the middle east is in flaming  chaos.

I read some of the letter written to you by Beck Smith, where she says:

I am also ashamed that the first family sees the Presidency as a lottery they won (how many vacations do you need in a year, really?)  I have not had a job in two years, and our family would love to have a vacation in Europe, just one, someday.  Yet your family has taken over seventeen vacations, at my last count, on the taxes people like me have paid.  So, in effect, the middle class of America has been paying for you and your entourage of secretaries and secret service personnel to run around the world, shopping and sightseeing, when we cannot afford to go visit relatives who live in another state.  Your husband’s policies have not created any jobs worth talking about, but they have kept businesses from creating jobs.  Even a low-paying job would allow us the luxury of going to visit family.

She make a pretty good point … doesn’t she?  Well, I know you won’t see it that way!

Are you proud of how the left-wing media selectively edits video to make Romney look bad, then screams about it for a few days, or at least until they are  caught and forced to admit that what they were screaming about was in fact – not at all what Romney said.    Has this happened 5, 6, 7, or 8 times now?  Do we have the most corrupt media in the history of our Nation or what?

It is difficult for some to understand how your husband, a  president with the most failure-ridden foreign and domestic policy in modern history, still has 47 percent of the American vote (according to the latest polls).  But the answer is actually quite simple. Your husband does have the best propaganda machine since Adolph Hitler.  Since 2007, your husband has been building a “cult of personality,” very much like the infamous fascist leaders of recent history. That doesn’t mean he’s a fascist; it doesn’t mean that he’s Hitler,  or Mussolini, or Stalin, or Castro.  However, his semiotics and iconography are far more in line with those of a fascist dictatorship than a vibrant republic.

Cases in point:

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Ronald Reagan never hijacked the American flag for his own iconography. Neither did George W. Bush. or Bill Clinton.  Only your husband has utilized the visual methodologies of Hitler’s propaganda machine to forward his political campaign.  The same day that your husband’s campaign decided to unleash their newest Obama flag, Jessica Alba, one of your husband’s elitist Hollywood acolytes, issued a letter to his campaign followers urging them to pledge allegiance to Barack Obama.

Your husband posted this picture on his website:

Pledge Allegiance to Obama
I pledge Allegiance to Barack Obama …

Sorry folks!  This is not America!  This is not Liberty and Freedom for All!  This is simply put … creepy.

Your husband’s vision for this great nation is about as un-American as you can get.  But, despite his hatred of all things American, I am sure you and he both want him to get re-elected!  You both certainly do enjoy the lifestyle … the endless world vacations, the countless rounds golf,  the parties with Beyoncé and Jay-Z, skipping security briefings to hobnob with the who’s who in liberal elitist land!  All paid for by struggling American taxpayers!  Now .. that is a pretty sweet deal!

Your husband lamented on nationwide TV that he cannot rule by authoritative fiat and simply bypass Congress and the American people.  He actually stated that despite laws enacted by Congress and the American people, he will do whatever he wants!  Your husband has presided over an almost complete overthrow of the Constitution.  It is a clear manifestation of high treason against the United States of America, but of course your liberal lap-dog media will not point this out and instead makes excuses for what amounts to a socialist coup d’etat.  And  the cool aid drinkers are so caught up in the “free Obama money” they think they are going to get … they just don’t care.

Mitt Romney was actually  right!  Approximately 47% of American voters are so drunk on the socialist cool aid, they will not vote for Romney no matter what he does or says!  They want their entitlements whether the country can afford them or not!  So what if America goes bankrupt and is financially destroyed!  So what if our children and grandchildren are left with a crushing debt … just so they get their “free Obama money.”  I mean … who are we to expect folks to have to actually work for what they get when they can just simply vote to steal it from somebody else!  So … your husband, despite his horrible track record, treasonous activities, endless lies, and anti-American ideology … might actually get re-elected!

Obama destroys U.S. Constitution

And you, Michelle, will have helped bring down the worlds greatest nation … that shining beacon on the hill that brought hardworking LEGAL immigrants to this country following their dreams … a glorious experiment in individual independence and human freedom … a dream you, Michelle, personally helped destroy.

Then … we can all be happy,  mindless, little worker bees … pledging allegiance to One Nation Under Socialism!  We can live our boring but politically correct and equally mediocre lives; contented with whatever you, your husband, and his followers deem we should have!  Chicken McNuggets for all!

Then, Michelle, you can be oh so very proud!

A Few Random Rantings

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Image via CrunchBase

So how many radical Muslims in Egypt and Libya actually saw this “insult to Mohammed” YouTube video? I mean … seriously … most of them don’t even have chairs … never mind internet access!  Why did the State Department apologize for America‘s Freedom of Speech before the riots and murders even occurred?  Why did Obama’s Ambassador to Egypt, Ann Patterson, forbid the U.S. Marines tasked with securing and protecting our Embassy to carry live ammo in their weapons.  Why wasn’t security beefed up at our Embassies in the Middle East on the anniversary of 9/11?  Isn’t it a strange coincidence that the riots resulting from this  video nobody even saw … until after the State Department apologized for it and radical Muslims attacked U.S. property and murdered U.S. citizens … happened on 9/11/2012?  Isn’t it really strange that Obama does not have time to attend a daily White House security briefing (according to White House records) or talk with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu, but has plenty of time to party with Beyoncé’ and Jay-Z?  How many American’s would have stormed the Egyptian Embassy and murdered the Ambassador and his staff because a YouTube video was made by someone, “possibly an Egyptian,” portraying Jesus Christ in a less than flattering manner?

Mitt Romney had the only proper response to this latest assault on American property, the burning of its Flag, the replacement of it with the Al Qaeda flag, the murdering of its citizens, and the confused apologetic response of the Obama administration!  We know the liberal media will always support Obama and excoriate Romney … they are nothing but a gaggle of Obama supporters masquerading as news reporters!  But where was his support from his fellow republicans?  We know where RINO John McCain stands …   but where was John Boehner?  Is the republican elite really that afraid of Obama and his liberal media lap-dog?  Have they not even got any “collective” balls?  This is why, while I support Romney and will send him money, I cannot support the Republican party in general!  I do wish I could … but they need to man-up first!

You would think if a Cabinet-level Secretary violated federal law it would make the news, right?  Well, it sure would if she was a conservative republican!  It seems not however, … if she is a member of Obama’s cabinet.  Kathleen Sebelius did just that and the liberal media didn’t even say a peep.  The U.S. Office of Special Counsel informed President Obama yesterday that it  found his controversial Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius had  violated the federal Hatch Act back in February at a gala event for the Human Rights Campaign.  The Hatch Act forbids federal employees from engaging in partisan political  activity and Sebelius did just that in off-the-cuff remarks as the keynote  speaker in which she implored attendees to reelect Barack Obama!  Go figure!!

Chicago Teachers Demonstrate Democratic Politics of Greed and Corruption

So … Chicago, the stronghold of democratic machine politics … the home to Obama and  Rahm Emanuel … has given us another great example of the wrongness of Obama’s entitlement politics that are killing our nation!

According to the last numbers I heard, we have about 23 million Americans out of work.  Chicago teachers are currently among the highest paid teachers in the nation, most making $75,000 per year before benefits … some making more!  These same collectively bargaining teaches are striking for higher wages … having just rejected a 16% pay raise.  The hubris, gall, and out-right greed of these Chicago teachers amazes me … especially considering the state of today’s public school … essentially, most of them suck!

But then again, we know that the NEA is all about protecting bad teachers and creating good little socialist robots … at the expense of our children’s real education.  Tenure for bad teachers, no performance-based pay, leftwing-progressive curriculum …. what a mess!   I am so glad I do not have young children today … if I did they would have to be home schooled or in private schools and not in these left-wing brainwashing institutions.  I guess that’s why progressives are working so hard to make home schooling impossible ….

The smart Chicago families are the ones who have their children in charter or private schools.

It is interesting that progressive-liberals like to point to FDR and his “New Deal” for their motivation and core belief system on dealing with the current economic crisis.  However, FDR was strongly opposed to collective bargaining by government employees as is demonstrated by the following quotes …

This is an excerpt from a letter President Roosevelt wrote to Luther C. Steward, President of the National Federation of Federal Employees in 1937:

“All Government employees should realize that the process of collective bargaining, as usually understood, cannot be transplanted into the public service. It has its distinct and insurmountable limitations when applied to public personnel management. The very nature and purposes of Government make it impossible for administrative officials to represent fully or to bind the employer in mutual discussions with Government employee organizations. The employer is the whole people, who speak by means of laws enacted by their representatives in Congress.”

And … if you think his position on collective bargaining isn’t clear enough from that quote, consider this one:

“Since their own services have to do with the functioning of the Government, a strike of public employees manifests nothing less than an intent on their part to prevent or obstruct the operations of Government until their demands are satisfied. Such action, looking toward the paralysis of Government by those who have sworn to support it, is unthinkable and intolerable.”

That about sums it up!

Michelle Says: Being President … Reveals Who You Are!”

She is so correct in that.  I could not agree more.  I just can’t believe she actually said the at the Democratic National Convention!

Just look at a few of Obama’s broken campaign promises:

  • Cut the deficit (Obama called Bush unpatriotic for running a $4 trillion deficit … what does that say about his $16 trillion?)
  • Transparent government
  • No more pork

So where are we now ….

Administration                                              Bush                                       Obama

Unemployment   Rate                                   7.8%                                      8.35

Median Income                                              54,983                                   50,964

Gas Price Per Gallon                                     1.84                                        3.82

National Debt                                                 10.6 T                                    16 T

So, let’s see … to date 16 so-called green companies like Solyndra, have gone belly up after receiving free “Obama Money;”  costing taxpayers billions of dollars.

English: Michelle Obama
English: Michelle Obama (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Now that’s hope and change we can all get behind … don’t you think?

No wonder Obama cronies are fighting the proposed Voter ID laws tooth and nail … they really do need North Carolina’s 30,000+ registered  dead voters to vote for him (I understand some of these dead voters actually have voted).  I mean, they even had to dig up a dead guy to bash Romney at their convention!

Fear the Angry Black Man? WTF!

Wow!   The left-wing progressive democrat’s race baiting soars to new heights!  Touré very obviously blindly supports a socialist who is intent on destroying this country,  has had three and a half years of failed economic policies, increased unemployment, blamed George BushATMs, Kiosks, Congress, Arab Springs, George Bush, Republicans, George Bush, the Tea Party, Arab Falls, Seagulls, Bill Clinton, under-inflated tires, … oh, and did I mention George Bush …  and can’t open his mouth without lying … and who also happens to be black!

So, what does he do?  He calls his Messiah’s  opponent, Mitt Romney, a racist, that’s what he does!

Some of the really great conservative minds have been black: Thomas Sowell, Walter E. Williams, Alan  Keyes, Clarence ThomasAllen West, and  Condaleeza Rice.  You would never know that here in Obama’s “post racial” world.

It does not matter if you simply disagree with Obama’s policies, his political agenda, and his vision for America.  If you disagree with Obama, you are racist and, according to Touré, you are engaging in the “niggerization of Barack Obama” because you fear the angry black man!  Tell me … who is the true racist here?

Joe Biden makes a blatantly racist comment saying, in effect, that Mitt Romney wants to put black people back “in chains.”  Romney states there is no room for that kind of racially charged dialogue in the campaign … and somehow Romney is the racist!  Un-freaking-believable!  And the lunacy of this logic and Touré’s statements go right over the head of far too many cool aid drinking Americans!

Well … keep it up! You see …  Americans are not as dumb as Obama and his Obama-zombies think they are!  They are waking up and seeing through this blatant BS!