November 30th, 2010
Sarah Palin recently put up a Facebook post of some of Barack Obama’s gaffes. This was a response to the media jumping on her saying North Korea when she should have said South Korea. She did this once and corrected herself immediately. Throughout her interview with Glenn Beck she referred to South Korea as our ally. This is your wonderful media and honest kindhearted liberals who fail to point that out. That would not help them painting the sexist picture of a dumb broad.
Barack Obama has already reached or surpassed George W. Bush in the gaffe department. You just have to search the videos if you want to see them. I’ve included a few links below. The libs do not believe turnabout is fair play. Then there is Joe Biden. He is the champion at gaffes. The media made Dan Quayle look awfully bad for just a couple of gaffes. Joe Biden is the gift that keeps on giving. Dan Quayle and Al Gore combined do not even approach Biden.
Just a few of the many Obama blunders:
My fellow Americans in all 57 states
The time has changed for come
With our country founded more than 20 centuries ago
The reforms that bring greater inefficiencies to our health care system
We know that countries like Europe
January 7th, 2010
Bono, of the band U2 has come under fire for remarks where he uses the internet policing of China as an example to go after file-sharers:
“We know from America’s noble effort to stop child pornography, not to mention China’s ignoble effort to suppress online dissent, that it’s perfectly possible to track content.”
Using what most people consider are China’s very less than ignoble efforts to suppress dissent as an example to follow has a lot of people scratching their heads.
What is equally shocking to me is that Bono also claimed that internet service providers were “reverse Robin Hoods.” That is strange considering it is the record industry that is suing poor people for millions of dollars, such as the mom of four with limited means who was fined $1.92 million for downloading 24 songs. Who are the reverse Robin Hoods here?
Keith Urban proved to be the real Robin Hood when he accepted his People’s Choice Award he said:
“I don’t even care if you download it illegally, give it to your friends, I really don’t care.”
Maybe if Bono had as much passion for music and respect and gratitude for the fans as Keith Urban he would not need to blame file-sharing for his inability to sell his songs.
Bono, who has received a lot of publicity for his campaigns against third world debt once called upon the Irish government to contribute more to Africa. When Ireland closed a loophole that let musicians and artists avoid paying taxes on royalties Bono and the band U2 moved their music company to the Netherlands. I guess he didn’t want to be a part of that contribution. At least, if there were no cameras there for the free publicity.
Those are two examples of strange comments and examples coming from the man who calls himself Bono. Hypocritical statements and actions cause some to take pause and examine the motives of those who call on “others” to do more to help the poor and the oppressed.
December 31st, 2009
This is a very sad story that is local and personal to me. A Waterford, NY family forced from their home under very suspicious circumstances by the VFW made the local paper The Troy Record in November. There is now much more to this story on eNewsAlerts.com. The town of Waterford couldn’t even condemn the terrible action.
To sum it up, a broken water line leading to the property was cobbed up by the tenant’s VFW landlord earlier in the year and the family was led to believe it would be repaired right up until November when they were told they would not fix it. The cob job was a garden hose stretched across the property from the local VFW. Then they told them they were evicting them because it was not profitable enough to them to fix it.
The family did not even have time to fight the action because the garden hose was no match for winter, which was a perfect checkmate for the VFW, who had the family living under an illegal setup for months. The family was then left with no recourse, but to flee, throwing out many of their possessions and leaving their home of 27 years. Had the family been told sooner they would have at least had a reasonable time to find other living arrangements. It was quite a Christmas present. The mayor of Waterford, Bert Mahoney, who is allegedly behind the action has been silent on the matter. You have to wonder if these people have hearts. Shame on the VFW and the town of Waterford, NY. Shame indeed.
December 20th, 2009
The Hill reported another scary quote from Barack Obama. His comment was directed at Democrat Rep. Peter DeFazi, who considers himself a progressive populist and has a reputation for not being easily intimidated:
“Don’t think we’re not keeping score, brother.”
These kinds of comments are especially scary, given the number of people Barack Obama and the democrat leadership have paid off to vote for the health care money grab. The most recent paid off were Senator Ben Nelson and Senator Bernie Sanders. In the world of Barack Obama it seems you can either buy people off or scare them off.
December 10th, 2009
Barack Obama’s 47% approval rating is the lowest of any president this early in their presidency. Compare that poll to George W. Bush’s rating of 86% and you can see why the Nobel Prize Obama acceptance speech sounded more like George W. Bush than it did the anti-war president:
“A nonviolent movement could not have halted Hitler’s armies. Negotiations cannot convince al-Qaida’s leaders to lay down their arms. To say that force is sometimes necessary is not a call to cynicism, it is a recognition of history”
Most rational people already knew that, but coming from Obama that is quite a turnaround. It may be the wisest thing he has ever said.
“No matter how justified, war promises human tragedy.”
For some reason that truth did not apply to George W. Bush. By the way, despite being the victim of the biggest media aided smear campaign of all time, 44% now prefer Mr. Bush to Barack Obama. Ouch!
“The belief that peace is desirable is rarely enough to achieve it.”
That is a blow to the anti-war radical activists who claim all you have to do is be nice to the enemies of America and then you can lay down your arms.
“Compared to some of the giants of history who have received this prize - my accomplishments are slight.”
An understatement, but so true. It was only about 8 months into Obama’s presidency when it was announced he had won this. He had only been president for about 2 weeks when he was nominated. You might wonder why? I’ll address that in another blog post. In the meantime, welcome to reality Mr. Obama. Even if it was only a political reality.
December 3rd, 2009
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld had some harsh words for Barack Obama following Obama’s speech explaining his decision to send 30,000 of the military’s requested 40,000 troops to Afghanistan.
Barack Obama said in his speech: “Throughout this period, our troop levels in Afghanistan remained a fraction of what they were in Iraq. Commanders in Afghanistan repeatedly asked for support to deal with the reemergence of the Taliban, but these reinforcements did not arrive.”
That statement angered Mr. Rumsfeld who is asking Congress to review Obama’s claims in order to to “determine exactly what requests were made, who made them, and where and why in the chain of command they were denied.”
It appears the Obama camp was not prepared for a challenge to the President’s comments as White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs claimed that Obama was referring to requests that came during 2008. That would make Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates the culprit.
“Such a bald misstatement, at least as it pertains to the period I served as secretary of defense, deserves a response. I am not aware of a single request of that nature between 2001 and 2006.”
The president’s assertion does a disservice to the truth and, in particular, to the thousands of men and women in uniform who have fought, served and sacrificed in Afghanistan.” — Donald Rumsfeld
November 17th, 2009
Doug Hoffman, the Conservative Candidate in the 23rd New York Congressional District no longer concedes defeat in the close election vs Democrat Bill Owens. When asked by Fox News host Glenn Beck if he would “unconcede,” Hoffman said: “If that is possible, yes.”
Hoffman is now down by about 3,000 votes after his vote totals were apparently somehow misreported. That leaves over 10,000 absentee ballots to decide the race.
Ironically, fresh on the heals of all the Acorn voter fraud shenanigans, the election of Democrat Bill Owens helped secure the controversial health care legislation victory.
With the Acorn corruption and all the improbable adding of vote counts in close elections such as Al Franken’s, no close loss of a conservative candidate should be accepted without serious inquiries. Recent close losses have completely tilted political power and drastically changed the landscape of the United States. You can see from the economy and all the military problems that it was not for the better.