Tag: Al Sharpton

Should Democrats or Conservatives move to North Korea?

Live Longer in North Korea!
Live Longer in North Korea!

Isn’t it a wonderful life here in the U.S. of Obama?  According to the Washington Post 15 Baltimore, MD neighborhoods have a lower life expectancy rate than that of North Korea!  May I also point out that since 1967, Baltimore has had nothing but Democratic mayors.

On the national scene, police officers are being murdered weekly thanks to the “racial leadership” provided by Barack Obama, Eric Holder and Al Sharpton!  I understand Al Sharpton’s daughter is suing New York City for $5 million for a sprained ankle.  Must be one hell of a sprain!  Hey … maybe I can get $2.5 million for my jammed finger!

Here is an interesting idea!  With all the heat Jeb Bush has been taking for answering a question truthfully about whether or not he would have ordered U.S. Forces into Iraq like his brother George W. did ….. I would like to suggest a few other questions be asked as well.

For Barack Obama:

1) If you knew then what you know now about what would happen if we left Iraq too soon, would you still have pulled all American forces out of Iraq so irresponsibly and without an actual adult negotiating a status-of-forces agreement first?

Knowing full well that Obama will certainly point the finger at someone else (probably George W. Bush), the follow-up question should be:

2) When in your presidency do you actually start taking responsibility for the decisions and actions of your presidency?

Hillary Clinton, since she wants to be the “Working Peoples’ President (Gosh … that has such a Communist ring to it, doesn’t it?),’  could also be asked the first question.

Despite all this, we hear from John Kerry that we should simply be calm, we don’t have to worry!  All is well.  The world is safer than it has ever been!  Safer though it may be, according to Kerry it is still “possible to have the kind of attack we’ve seen in Ramadi.”  I feel so much better knowing that … don’t you?  I am sure the 4000+ American soldiers who gave their lives in Iraq would have been so happy to hear this.

And yes, we may have to kill many more members of Daesh (or ISIS or ISIL or Islamic Terrorists or whatever the hell the name of the week is).  But the question is who is going to kill them.  The area surrounding the Daesh forces at Ramadi is currently filled with Iranian militia.  Iran is predominantly Shia and Iraqi’s in the area are mostly Sunni.  That should work out well …  don’t you think? Especially with Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and Israel deciding to go it alone due to their extreme lack of faith in the current American leadership!

But hey … things are going so well in the Middle East … just relax!  Take a chill pill!  Move to Colorado and smoke a doobie!  Global Warming is a much more dangerous threat!  Oh Wait … according to NASA’s records we haven’t seen any global warming in 17 years …. oops!

Strangely, I remain unconvinced!  There are estimated to be between 0.7 billion (700,000,000) to 1.9 billion (1,900,000,000) Muslims in the world. This is 25% of the world’s population or 1 in 4. There are estimated to be around 9.9 million (9,900,000); about 3.75 % of the total US population.

According to ACT! for America’s president and founder Bridgett Gabriel, the radicals are estimated to be between 15 to 25 percent of the Muslim population… at least according to all intelligence services around the world,”  That means we are looking at 105 million to 475 million people dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization.  However, Bridgett Gabriel is after all a favorite of conservatives who are concerned about terrorism. Therefore, we should not listen to her!  A much more conservative (no pun intended) estimate put forth is .01 percent of all Muslims being radicalized.  I feel much better now.  After all, that is only 7,000,000 to 19,000,000 people dedicated to the destruction of Western civilization!  We should all sleep much better at night knowing that!

Still waiting for all those moderate Muslims to stand up and shout … “Not in the name of our religion!!”

The silence is deafening!

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A Few Thoughts on Obamanipulation!

Tax
Tax (Photo credit: 401K 2012)

Do you like being manipulated by Obama?

Obama was on the road again … giving his cool-aid-laced campaign speeches and, as usual, they are dripping with deceit, half-truths, and out-right lies.

Obama goes on about job creation and how his administration will focus on that area of the economy now.  He mentions we need more teachers, police, and firefighters … his patented buzzwords.  Why is it always teachers, police, and firefighters?

Obama always mentions teachers, police, and firefighters … because those are buzz words that invoke an emotional response.  What parent does not want good teachers for their children?  How can you not feel a twinge after  hearing a plug for police and firefighters  … especially after 9/11.  Everyone wants to feel safe … right!  But let’s be honest here … shall we?  Don’t we also need engineers, construction workers, oil rig hands, lineman, computer technicians, data analysts, electricians, and machinists, etc.

And, just how many teacher, police, and firefighters will Obama actually hire.  These are actually municipal jobs. The vast majority of teachers, police, and firefighters are hired by municipalities …. and funded by tax dollars.  This means higher taxes.  I am all for good teachers …. and more police and firefighters (IF THEY ARE ACTUALLY NEEDED)!  But should this be the central focus of a federal jobs creation program?  I really don’t think so!  For Obama … who will actually hire NO teachers, police, or firefighters … these are simply code words for more federal bureaucracy!

Can I ask you a question and get an honest answer?  What do we really have to show for that $1 trillion stimulus package Obama bragged about … at  least until it failed?  You know … all those shovel ready jobs he talked about.  Where are they?  We spent almost $1 trillion ($870 billion) in tax payer dollars … what exactly did we get?  Show me … point to some real jobs!  Can you?  Are you better off? A few of Obama’s bundler buddies got very rich by embezzling tax payer dollars, in the form of government guaranteed loans …  via their “green energy company” scams!

Actually, here is where some additional Obama “stimulus” money went:

The Agriculture Department’s Rural Housing Service likely loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to ineligible borrowers as part of President Obama’s stimulus package, a report by federal watchdogs has revealed.

The stimulus earmarked more than $1 billion for RHS home loans in rural communities. According to the Ag Department’s Inspector General, up to $292.3 million of those loans may have financed ineligible projects, or gone to borrowers that did not meet the loan program’s requirements due to their potential inability to repay the loans.

The IG examined a sample of 100 RHS stimulus loans, and found that 17 had been extended to borrowers who “(1) had no history of stable and dependable income, (2) had a credit history that did not indicate the ability and willingness to repay a loan, or (3) did not meet repayment ability guidelines.”

Six loans in the report’s sample financed properties that did not meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Some “lacked sufficient documentation that the homes were decent, safe, and sanitary,” according to the report.

The IG extrapolated with 95% certainty that between 1,111 and 2,433 loans totaling between $124.3 million and $292.3 were made to ineligible borrowers or projects. The report faulted RHS personnel for the oversight.

Just more vote buying by the Obama administration.  Saying one thing … doing another …. while the liberal media covers for them; or ignores the facts and just spreads the manure being shovelled out by the White House Press Secretary.  It is just more Obamanipulation!

But hey …. the Obama’s are really very good at that.  Michelle Obama had a great job in Chicago making $375,000 per year doing hospital outreach work. Actually, it was a non-job … Michelle Obama rarely ever had to show up!  And can you guess what she did for them … she supported and implemented policies that made sure indigents and people who could not afford their medical care … got pushed off to other hospitals.  Now that’s compassion for you!

Do you remember how President Obama promised the American people, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” Surprise, Surprise: the Obama Administration now admits that this isn’t actually the case!  Now it seems that, for all practical purposes, a majority of group health plans will lose their grandfather status by 2013.   Over time, as more Americans lose their existing health insurance, any new plan would naturally be subject to Obamacare’s overreaching regulations, mandates, and violations of religious liberty.  This is just one more example of Obama’s endless stream of broken promises.

You know … Obama was so quick to condemn Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case …  before anyone even knew the facts.  Now, that is real leadership for you!  You would think, then, that he would be equally quick to condemn horrible acts of violence perpetrated against the other people he is also the  so-called “president” of.  Yet he seems strangely silent over:

  • an 18-year-old Chicago boy named Alton L. Hayes III, who, along with a younger accomplice, viciously attacked a 19-year-old boy with a tree branch simply because he was white. Hayes, who is black, said he was upset over the Trayvon Martin case.
  • an angry, race-fueled mob who beat a man by the name of Matthew Owens.  Owens is now in critical condition while the suspects still remain at large. Reports say that twenty people, all black Americans, attacked Matthew Owen on his front porch with “brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.”  One of the attackers was overheard saying: ”Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
  • And lastly, there is the horrible story of a white, 13-year-old boy who was walking home from school when he was accosted by two black teens. They chased the boy to his house but barred him from entering.  According to reports, one of the suspect’s grabbed a red gasoline can saying: “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve white boy,” dousing the boy with gasoline and setting him ablaze.

Were is the outcry from President Obama, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson?!  Why so silent?  I guess maybe they are all busy at  strategy meetings with the New Black Panthers.   Maybe it is just more Obamanipulation … and Obama really is playing his version of “the race card.”

Yet another side of Racism …

English: Barack Obama speaking at a rally at t...
English: Barack Obama speaking at a rally at the University of Minnesota Field House in Minneapolis (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Let me start out by saying I am not a racist.  I try my very best to always judge people individually … based on their actions, their character, their personal integrity, and how they treat me.  I have had black friends, Lebanese friends, Korean friends, Chinese friends, American Indian friends, and other friends of many different races and nationalities I did not even know about.  The popular new idea among many liberals (especially from Minnesota) is that all Whites are racist … they can’t help it.  It is part of their ancestry.  Now … that is a racist idea if I ever heard one!!

I remember when former President, Bill Clinton, was labeled “the first Black President” by the liberal press!  Hmmm!  What was that all about?

So … what about Obama?  Is he the really true first black President?  If so, is being black simply a matter of skin color?

Should I actually be a true racist (according to Ayn Rand‘s definition) and judge Obama … strictly on the basis of his 50% black ancestry?  Well … I guess that would actually make him kind of gray … because he is only half black.

Or, should I actually judge him based on his failed policies, corrupt political dealings, unconstitutional shadow-government-based administration, and wanton wasting of my tax dollars, etc. … and risk being called a racist by liberal race-baiters?

Actually, I think I agree with a post I read on a blog by UT Professor, Harold Black  … who from what I can tell is a very intelligent black conservative … that says that Obama is black simply as a matter of political convenience.

If we are supposed to judge folks by their actions, character, habits, etc. …. this is really not too much of a stretch.  It is only if we judge Obama racially … on his color … that we have a racial problem.

Wasn’t he, after all,  raised by his white grandparents?  Didn’t he go to mostly white private schools? Didn’t he graduate from Columbia and Harvard? When did he actually become black?  Perhaps,as Harold Black says, it was when he decided to run for political office.  While I disagree that Obama is very smart … he is indeed very clever.  Those two qualities are not the same.  Obama probably did figure out that being black was his best chance to be elected to political office.

So for Barack Obama, I think I agree … his new-found blackness is simply a matter of convenience.

Is Obama a friend of black people.  Unemployment among blacks has sky-rocketed under Obama.  And … who are Obama’s people anyway?  Are they Bernanke, Geithner, Romer  Axelrod, Plouffe, Volcker, Emanuel, Gibbs, and Carney?  Not a black person among them I can see.  I do not think Obama is a friend to black people.  In fact, truthfully, many black people have been adversely affected by Obama’s socialist ideology-driven policies.  There are many black people I really respect like Alan West, Condaleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, and Hallerin Hilton Hill who would, I think agree, with that premise.  I do suspect that … if Obama were white … we would be seeing many blacks rioting in the street.

It is kind of funny in away! As Mr. Black noted, you simply do not find many blacks in key positions in Obama’s administration!  President Bush did have Colin Powel and Condaleeza Rice.  I had great respect for Colin Powell as a military man … until he became a politician, fell under Obama’s spell, and switched allegiance.  Condaleeza Rice is one smart lady and a true credit to her race … that is if you measure her based on intelligence, character, work ethic, and personal integrity.  I suppose race baiters would call her a Race Traitor, an Auntie Tom, or maybe an Oreo … who knows?

But wait … you say; “Obama has lots of black supporters!”

Well yes!  I know he does … or at least it seems that way on the surface.  Race-baiters like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Van Jones, and Al Sharpton (and their followers) support Obama.  But these guys also know that their wealth and their personal success are closely tied to keeping the un-washed masses brain-washed and drinking the cool aid!  This is accomplished by attacking the so-called one percent (while … trying to keep you from waking up and remembering they are actually members of “one percent” group) and, of course,  the republicans.

Playing this race card is simply a means to shift the focus; an attempt to lay the blame on successful, hard-working  Americans … people who it is easy to be jealous of; rather than on the democrats and Obama … who are busy growing government,  destroying jobs,  and preventing needed reforms that would spur economic growth and a recovery that would benefit all people.

I think in another time and in another place; some blacks (like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton) would have been calling Obama … the Oreo.