Tag: Chicago

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!

Eat More Chicken? … Can I get an Amen!

All we have heard about from the liberal-left for years is the intolerance of Christians.   Really?

I know not all Christians are perfect.  In fact, some fringe churches, such as the Westboro Baptist Church, pervert the Christian faith for their own political gain or for the accumulation of power.  But, true Christians should follow the teachings of Jesus; and Jesus taught his followers to love one another.  He did not, however, teach that we would always (or even had to) agree with each other.

Jesus simply taught the following:

Hear what our Lord Jesus Christ saith.

THOU shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.

And the second is like unto it; Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.

On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.

Being a cradle-Episcopalian, this was taken from the 1928 Book of Common Prayer.  Doesn’t sound very intolerant to me … if you actually live by these teachings.

We have also always heard how tolerant these enlightened liberals are supposed to be.  Why then, is it that, if a Christian states his or her belief, he or she is viciously attacked by liberals?  Freedom of speech is not only guaranteed to the LGBT community.  It is for everyone.  Dan Cathy did not speak disparagingly of gas, lesbians, bisexuals, or transgenders.  He has never refused them employment or service in his restaurants.   Several Chic-Fil-A employes have come forward and testified that there is not a better fast food employer to work for … no matter your race, religion, creed, or sexual preference.  They also serve good food.  So, what exactly was done to deserve this vicious attack?  Dan Cathy only stated his personal beliefs … beliefs he has every right to hold in this country; and that statement was given in the privacy of a Baptist gathering.  I heard no hate spew forth from his lips!

I am a conservative.  I have gay friends.  I don’t discriminate against them … or hate them.  I don’t attack them.  I try to understand their issues and the need for legal status in the community.  Acceptance, insurance issues, estate planning, hospital visitation … these are real concerns.   If I, as a conservative, can be open to calm discussion and be willing to take an introspective look at my personal beliefs, and try to understand the needs of other members of my community … you would think the “tolerant” liberal left would be able to do that as well!  It seems, however, that is not the case.  These liberals yell, “Stop the hate!”  Most of the hate I see is coming from them!

In fact, these limousine liberals are the most intolerant people I have ever seen.  The attack on Chic-Fil-A really amounts to nothing more than liberal bullying.  These oh-so-tolerant limousine liberals are essentially saying that Christians have no right to hold their beliefs, much less speak them in the privacy of their own gatherings.  If Christians, or I guess anyone, thinks or speaks anything other than the “approved” liberal politically correct soundbites … limousine liberals will attack with all the viciousness and hate they can muster.

This explains why Rosanne Barr tweeted:

Anyone who eats Sh*t-Fil-A deserves to get the cancer that is sure to come from eating antibiotic filled tortured chickens 4 Christ.

This came after she told the restaurant chain to suck a particular  appendage she doesn’t have.  Shortly after her enlighten get-cancer tweet, Rosanne Barr  proceeded to double down (as these oh-so-enlightened liberals often seem to do), tweeting:

Off to grab a Sh*t Fil-A sandwich on my way to worshipping Christ, supporting AIPAC,  and war in Iran.

The tolerance of this enlightened, shining example of liberal exceptionalism is quite an extraordinary thing to behold!

Jon Stewart, the host of “The Daily Show”, went on a profanity laced rant against Chick-Fil-A during a taping of his cable television program. Click here to watch the video.

Open your eyes owner of Chick-Fil-A  … you’re being such an a**hole, not even Boston will tolerate you.

Raham Emanual says:

Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values. They’re not respectful of our residents, our neighbors and our family members. And if you’re gonna be part of the Chicago community, you should reflect Chicago values!

Somehow I am not surprised that Christian values are not “Chicago” values.  Almost sounds a bit Hitler-esque to me!  Maybe that is why Emanuel has no problem alienating any Christians that happen to live there.  How long before Mayor Rahm rounds up the Christians and sends them to “re-education camps” … I wonder?

Apparently, Louis Farrakahn’s values are more in line with Emanuel’s thinking.  Mayor Rahm Emanuel welcomed an army of men from the Nation of Islam … dispatched to the streets by Farrakhan to “stop the violence” in Chicago neighborhoods.  Does anybody besides me see the irony here?  You would think the LGBT community would be more afraid of Farrakhan’s Nation of Islam army than Chick-Fil-A …. given the Islamic position on homosexuality.  It is something akin to kill them all.  Remember Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s statement, “In Iran, we don’t have homosexuals like in your country.”  That was right after they executed two gay men ….

I understand GLAAD is telling same-sex couples to go to Chic-Fil-A locations today and take pictures of public displays of affection and post them on FaceBook.  I guess we can only hope it is just “kissing” … or, this could get pretty ugly.  I really don’t want to see gross displays of heterosexual affection while I am eating my lunch either!

Given the sheer ignorance of intolerant Christians, how could any ignorant, hateful, racist, bitter conservative write an article that could possible compete with the enlightened literary examples illustrated above.  Somehow, despite the obvious handicap;  Cal Thomas (Townhall.com) wrote an excellent article about the current Chic-Fil-A uproar and he  really hits the nail squarely on the head.  I have included his piece in its entirety in this post:

Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy is in hot water with the LGBT community because he committed the cardinal sin in an age of political correctness: Thou must not speak ill of anything gays, lesbians, bisexuals or transgenders wish to do.

In an interview with the Baptist Press and later on a Christian radio program, Cathy, whose father, the philanthropist Truett Cathy, founded the company, defended marriage between a man and a woman and when asked about the company’s support of traditional marriage said, “Guilty as charged. We are very much supportive of the family — the biblical definition of the family unit.” Cathy believes American society is rotting (and where is evidence to the contrary?) because the country has turned away from God.

That was it. Cathy did not say he would deny someone with a different view than his the right to eat in or work at any of his fast-food restaurants, which would violate the law. He did not say anything hateful about them. He simply expressed a deeply held conviction rooted in his Christian faith.

The reaction tells you everything you need to know about certain liberals who believe every sort of speech, activity and expression should be protected, except the speech, activity and expression of evangelical Christians.

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino said he would try to deny Chick-fil-A’s application for permits to open restaurants in that city. Now that’s discrimination. Menino wants to ban Chick-fil-A in Boston, not for discriminating against customers or employees, but because of its owner’s beliefs, a threat he has since backed away from. Does Boston have “thought police” who might be ordered to investigate whether other business owners already operating in the city hold similar views? I’ll bet there’s someone at Durgin-Park who holds similar views. What about a player for the Boston Red Sox? Better follow them to see if any of them go to church.

Maybe Mayor Menino would like to force business owners in the city to testify before an official panel of grand inquisitors and then deny operating licenses to anyone who believes traditional marriage should be the norm?

In Chicago, Mayor Rahm Emanuel has said, “Chick-fil-A’s values are not Chicago values.” Are Chicago values represented by the anti-Semitic firebrand Louis Farrakhan with whom Emanuel is going to partner in hopes of reducing the number of homicides in his city? Are Farrakhan’s anti-Semitic and anti-gay sentiments somehow more palatable, more of value, than Dan Cathy’s support of marriage and family?

The Weekly Standard found a video posted on the Nation of Islam’s website of a Farrakhan speech two months ago in which he blasted President Obama for endorsing same-sex marriage. Farrakhan said Obama is “the first president that sanctioned what the scriptures forbid.” He added, “…sin is sin according to the standard of God” and “the Bible forbids it.”

That goes a lot further than Dan Cathy.

The Jim Henson Company has decided to pull its Creature Shop toys from Chick-fil-A and donate profits already made to GLAAD, the media-monitoring group that promotes the image of LGBT people. I knew Jim Henson when we both worked at the NBC-TV station in Washington in the mid-1960s. While we never discussed politics, I don’t think at the time, at least, he would have wanted his characters, which appeal to everyone, involved in a cultural and political battle.

Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and former Senator Rick Santorum, both also former presidential candidates, have called for a show of support for Cathy. They want people to eat at Chick-fil-A restaurants on August 1.

This is more than an economic battle. It is a First Amendment issue. Freedom of speech is guaranteed by the Constitution. Dan Cathy has a right to his opinion, so does Farrakhan, so do we all.

The real “war” in this country is not only against the supposed civil right of nontraditional marriage. It is a war against conservative Christians and a denial of the same rights the LGBT community claims for itself. Free speech is an American value. We shouldn’t settle for anything less.

Remember that Jesus stated:

And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake: but he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.

I guess we are seeing, in the examples of these enlightened, tolerant liberals, the truth and accuracy of his words.

Do I Hate Barack Obama?

Do I hate Obama?
Obama! Chief Communist-In-Charge

Do I seem to hate Barack Obama? I don’t think hate is really the right word.  I do, however, think I despise him and everything he stands for! Am I racist? I would be accused of being racist by many.  Obama is half-black after all!

But, no … I am not racist!

It never ceases to amaze me that a man, without any professional accomplishments whatsoever, could deceive so many voters into thinking he could manage the world’s largest economy, lead the world’s most powerful military, and otherwise successfully take on the world’s most important job.

Let’s take off the cool-aid tinted glasses for just a minute, shall we … and take an honest look at Obama’s pre-presidential career.  What did he actually achieve?  Obama partied his way through Ivy League schools (snorting coke and smoking marijuana) with unremarkable grades and test scores. He landed a cushy non-job as a “community organizer.”   He had a brief career as a state legislator … remarkable only because of how often he voted “present.” And, finally an amateurish single term in the United States Senate, the vast majority of which was devoted to his presidential election campaign.  Obama left no notable academic legacy behind (or he would have bragged about it) and he sponsored no significant legislation as a legislator (or he would have bragged about it).  In short, Barack Hussein Obama accomplished nothing to even remotely qualify him for the job of President of the United States.

That simple fact is that, while I respect the Office of the President, I do not respect Barack Obama at all.  I consider him an enemy of the state. And before liberals all start screaming racism … it has nothing, I repeat, nothing, to do with his skin color.  I do not like what Obama represents … his ideology, his policies, or his legislation.  I also do like not him because he is ideologically committed to fundamentally transforming this country that I love into what (once you strip away all the left-wing, liberal-progressive, politically correct terminology) can only be described as a Socialist/Communist state. And, I have nothing but complete contempt for how the Obamas play their race card!

In fact, I think the Obamas are, perhaps, the worst kind of racists; they are elitist socialists with nothing but contempt for American values and traditions.   Michelle Obama’s contempt for white America is very obvious.  The Obamas have no respect for the American people, the laws of this nation, the U.S. Constitution, or the authority of the Congress (granted … at this time Congress deserves little in the way of respect).

Michelle Obama treats being the First Lady as some kind of “carte blanche” to jet around the world, spending millions and millions of tax payer dollars showing off her rich life of entitlement while her husband goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.  Michelle takes $4 million vacations while Americans are unemployed, hungry, or homeless.  She eats lobster dinners while telling parents that their children have to eat the school provided chicken nuggets for lunch … rather than the turkey sandwich the student’s mother lovingly made at home for him.

The liberal drive-by media sold itself out completely to the Obamas.  Journalistic integrity is right out the door. Chris Matthews gets a “chill up his leg” when Barack Obama descends from “on high” to save us all from ourselves. Therefore, no vetting of Barack Obama was done whatsoever!  The left-wing drive-by media refused to even consider investigating Barack Obama like they investigated both President George Bush and President Bill Clinton, but they certainly rush to blame the Tea Party and other conservatives for every horrific criminal act that occurs.  Do they actually believe that conservatives want to drink dirty water, radiate the planet, kill off autistic or special needs children, revoke Medicare, and push little old grandma off the cliff in her wheelchair?  They sure repeat that message often enough!  Hitler pulled that very same tactic off only too well. Repeat a falsehood loudly, vehemently, and long enough …and the unthinking masses start to believe!

And Obama lies time and time again! The only reason a person hides things is because he has something to hide.  Is there an example of another President who has spent millions of dollars to keep his records and his past secret?  He broke every one of his campaign promises! He has lied about how he met his wife, his mother’s death and insurance issues, he and Michelle lied about nearly $500, 000 in bank stock they inherited from his family, he has lied about his father’s military service, and he has lied about the civil rights movement (actually, all black liberals conveniently forget about that particular period of Democratic Party history).

Do you think it is even remotely possible that a white president and his wife could ignore our laws, endless and openly lie to America, flaunt their position, and arrogantly lord it over American citizens like the Obamas have done? How do the Obamas get away with their imperialistic manipulations?  It’s easy … because to question anything at all about the Obamas or their actions would be immediately condemned as being motivated by “racism” by their mass media lap-dogs!

And so, as a result of this lack of vetting and this liberal messianic Obama worship… we have, as a nation, never discussed the matter of Obama’s many troubling associations:

  • The white-hating, America-loathing preacher, Jeremiah Wright (who for decades served as Obama’s “spiritual mentor”);
  • A real-life, actual anti-American terrorist, William Ayers (who served as Obama’s colleague and political sponsor),
  • Another real-life anti-American terrorist, Bernadine Dohrn (who also helped launch Obama’s career).
  • Then there is Obama’s good friend and teacher, Frank Marshall Davis (a full-fledged member of the communist party in both Hawaii and Chicago),
  • Radical Harvard law professor, Charles Ogletree,
  • Democratic Socialists of America member, Cornel West.
  • We have Obama’s shady real estate deals with criminal Tony Rezko.
  • 9/11 Truther, former Green Jobs Czar, and avowed communist, Van Jones
  • Last-but-not-least, Obama’s constant support for members of various socialist groups such as Saul Mendelson of the Socialist Party USA,
  • As well as, Bernie Sanders of the Democratic Socialists of America’s Democratic Left.

This is only a short list!  We also have all his other Czars and their radical leanings.  Just good-old American-type folks such as Anita Dunn (Communist White House Communications Director), Leon Panetta (Communist Secretary of Defense), Donald Berwick (Communist Health Rationer-in-Chief), Valerie Jarrett (Obama’s Communist Right Hand Woman), Elizabeth Warren (Communist Consumer Financial Protection Bureau & “Eat the Rich” proponent), Carol Browner (Communist Energy and Environment Czar), Ron Bloom (Communist Obama appointed Czar), John Holdren (Communist Science and Technology Czar), Cass Sunstein (Communist Regulatory Czar), Samantha Power (Wife of Cass Sunstein, Israel hater, promoter of “open Society”), and Kevin Jennings (Drug using gay pedophile and NAMBLA supporter) to name just a few!

Despite all these radical associations, his total lack of experience, and the Obamas disdain for all things American, Barack Obama was elected President of the United States.  Why?  Would you believe maybe … racism?

Norman Podhoretz addressed this issue recently in the Wall Street Journal:

To be sure, no white candidate who had close associations with an outspoken hater of America like Jeremiah Wright and an unrepentant terrorist like Bill Ayers, would have lasted a single day.  But because Mr. Obama was black, and therefore entitled in the eyes of all liberaldom to have hung out with protesters against various American injustices, even if they were a bit extreme, he was given a pass.

Let that sink in. Ponder the possibility for a few minutes.  Is it really that far-fetched?  Could Obama have been given a pass and held to a lower standard … because of the color of his skin.

Podhoretz goes on to write:

And in any case, what did such ancient history matter when he was also so articulate and elegant and (as he himself had said) “non-threatening,” all of which gave him a fighting chance to become the first black president and thereby to lay the curse of racism to rest?

Podhoretz argues that the mystery behind the Obama phenomenon is: affirmative action.

What we are discussing here is the motivating sentiment behind all affirmative action laws and regulations, which are primarily designed to make white people, and especially white liberals, feel good about themselves.

Unfortunately, the truth is that minorities often suffer simply so that white liberals can feel good about themselves.  For example, as Podhoretz says, liberals routinely admit minorities to schools for which they are not properly prepared, yet somehow they seem to take no responsibility for the poor performance and high drop-out rate that follows.  Liberals don’t mind that these minority students too often fail, because these liberals aren’t around to see the emotional devastation and loss of self-esteem that often results from their “entitlement-minded policy … a policy based on a racist idea known to most as affirmative action.

Yes, let me repeat that … racist.  As I have pointed out in previous posts, holding someone to a separate standard merely because of their skin color … is the very definition of racism!

According to Podhoretz, that is exactly what got Obama elected to the Office of the President of the United States.

True, Obama himself was never troubled by his lack of achievements, but why would he be?  As many have noted, Obama was told he was good enough for Columbia despite undistinguished grades at Occidental; he was told he was good enough for the US Senate despite a mediocre record in Illinois; he was told he was good enough to be president despite no record at all in the Senate.  All his life, every step of the way, Obama was told he was good enough for the next step, in spite of ample evidence to the contrary.

What could this kind of preferential treatment combined with lower standards create if not the sort of entitlement minded, arrogant, empty narcissism we see and hear every time Obama speaks?

  • I got Osama Bin Laden!
  • I created this … I did that!
  • I am 4th best President!
  • You can achieve nothing without government [meaning “my”] help!

During the 2008 campaign, many so-called “experts” agreed that Obama lacked executive qualifications … but nonetheless raved on and on about Obama’s wonderful oratory skills, great intellect, and unflappable character.  Those same people (including some conservatives) should be pretty damned embarrassed now.

Obama bloviates endlessly (and that’s when he has his teleprompter in front of him)!  Yet … not one original thought or new idea has come from his mouth … it’s all warmed-over Marxism of the kind that has failed throughout its history … in China, Cuba, the former USSR,  and many Eastern European countries.  And … when the teleprompter is absent … Obama stumbles on; often revealing his true ideologically-driven, extreem radical thoughts and motivations … much to the dismay of his handlers!

And what about Obama’s immaculate and unflappable character?  All I ever hear is Obama constantly blaming anything and everything else for his troubles.  It’s all Bush’s fault; Republicans did it; it was bad luck; ATMs; Kiosks caused this; it was the Arab Spring; I have a do-nothing Congress; it’s the Tea Party’s fault; the moon is in the seventh house and Jupiter is aligned with Mars; and … I inherited this mess!  He gets petulant when disagreed with … stomping off the stage like a little child.  He flip-flops more than John Kerry every thought of flip-flopping! He lashes out at Americans who do not accept his socialism-based utopian plan for America … accusing them of “bitterly clinging to their Bible and their guns!”  Obama buys votes by promising more entitlements (more free “Obama Money” he does not even have) and then attacks the very driving force behind the once great American economy to fund his voter bribes.

Actually, it is really kind of embarrassing to see an American President so willing to advertise his own powerlessness and so comfortable with his own incompetence.  But, looking at things honestly and truthfully, what else could we have expected?  Obama was never been responsible for anything in his entire life, so why in the world would anyone expect him to behave responsibly now?

The reality is that our president is an ideology-driven, small-minded man; with neither the temperament nor the intellect to handle his job.  When Americans finaly understand that … the current erosion of liberty and prosperity begin to make any sense.  This is the only result possible with this kind of man sitting at the President’s desk.