Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Isn't That Rich?

Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have asked for $16 million of the bailout money. My question to them is don't you think you've done enough?

Friday, January 23, 2009

Good For America?

In what seems like a flurry to prove too hard he knows what he's doing, Obama is on a rampage to change everything. Taking abstinence education out of schools, using our tax dollars to fund abortions in other countries, taking away the requirement for an underage female to notify her parents about getting an abortion, closing interrogation facilities used by the CIA, and $4 million dollars allotted to NASA to study global warming. All from someone who sat in the Senate and could never make up his mind and often checked Present.

Obama says abstinence education doesn't work. He's also said, "A woman should not be punished with a child just because she made a mistake." Did you read that? Punished with a child. What a sad man to equate a child with punishment. We sure wouldn't want a woman to be put upon by a child now would we?

Whether you agree with the right to have an abortion or not, why should U.S. tax dollars go towards funding abortions or anything else in another country than our own?

Women's Rights groups stand for the right to choose. We're not talking about women here, we're talking about girls. A girl may be fearful of telling her parents she is pregnant but a parent has a right to discuss, counsel, and console their daughter on a pregnancy and whether or not it leads to an abortion. Think of the long term damage it can cause for a girl to hide an abortion from her parents.

With so quickly ridding homeland security measures put in to place after 9/11, has anyone heard Obama's ideas on how we are going to keep this country safe from terrorists? Liberals will laugh and tell you that there are no threats to U.S. soil. It's all just a manufactured fear tactic. Silly Libs, it is U.S. Intelligence that has worked hard over the decades and continues to work hard every day to make citizens feel safe and secure by the intelligence they gather.

In Obama's Inauguration speech he said we are all going to have to make sacrifices. Is $4 million dollars for a study one of those sacrifices?

Repeal of English Only For Iowans?

Just yesterday the citizens of Davidson County of Tennessee voted on enacting English Only within their county. The English only debate has now moved to Iowa. Former Governor Tom Vilsack (D) signed in to law restricting the official use of languages other than English. Now current Governor Chet Culver (D) wants the law repealed and a bill has been introduced to do just that. Culver has always opposed the law. While campaigning for the governorship he promised to push for repeal of the English-only law.

Points For and Against Repealing the Law
that have been brought up are:

For- to allow voter registration forms in other languages besides English
Against- millions of dollars will be spent to include bilingual road signs across the state
A couple of Democratic Presidential hopefuls quotes, on the subject, while campaigning in Iowa:
"You're going to have to learn English." - Hillary Clinton promising to crack down on businesses that employ illegal immigration and addressing immigrants that are here.
"I think they ought to learn to speak English." - Jon Edwards when asked what criteria someone should have to meet to earn legalization.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Do you remember the outrage over the cost of George W. Bush's inauguration party? $40 million dollars to be exact.

Fast forward to yesterday. In Obama's speech he said that he, along with the rest of America are going to have to make sacrifices to get this country back on track economically. What he didn't include in that statement was, 'but not until after I've spent $170 million dollars on my inauguration party.'

Monday, January 19, 2009

TMZ Tells A Funny

I thought a ticket to the inauguration was hard to get. Then I heard MC Hammer is going.

Cult of Celebrity

Don't forget to purchase your Obama poster! It will be a nice addition to those other posters you already have on display in your home of Che and Mao, don't you think?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Immigration and English-Only

On January 22nd, residents of Davidson County in Tennessee will vote on an English-only policy for Davidson County employees and officials.

Opponents of an English-only policy stand behind Title VI of the Civil Rights Act and that it violates the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment and First Amendment free-speech protections. They claim that this referendum would prohibit fire and police personnel from speaking to crime victims in any language other than English and translators would be forbidden in parent-teacher conferences and courtrooms. This is their scare tactic. They don't want Davidson County voters to know that exceptions will be made in regard to health, safety, and other key issues. What school would not want a parent to understand what they are trying to communicate regarding a child's education which ultimately affects our nation's future? It is a ridiculous argument by those against an English-only policy.

Opponents reach even further by arguing that American Sign Language is not English. They question if signers will be allowed to translate during public hearings and court proceedings. Sign language is not spoken, it is signed. It is used for communication for those with a disability and not for those who refuse to speak English. But what about non-English-speaking tourists? Will they not be able to report a crime or a fire? Once again, exceptions will be made in regard to health, safety, and other key issues.

Not enforcing an English-only stance, along with government benefits for illegal immigrants, employers looking for cheap labor with no apparent ethics or scruples, and sanctuary cities, in this country have contributed to our constant flow of illegal labor. U.S. citizens are required by law to speak, write, and understand English. Why isn't this being enforced? New Haven, CT; San Francisco; New York City; Washington D.C.; Los Angeles; Chicago; Salt Lake City; Portland, Maine; Santa Ana, CA; San Diego; Phoenix; Dallas; Baltimore; Miami; Detroit; Minneapolis; Jersey City; Houston; and Denver have ordinances banning city employees and police officers from asking people about their immigration status. Come on in! We make it easy for you to obtain employment and benefits without even proving you're a citizen!

To succeed in this country, you need to be fluent in English. Name one immigrant who didn't learn English that was or is successful here. When immigrants came through Ellis Island they wanted to assimilate through a common language. Why are we so against it today? Governments across the world conduct business in their native languages. If you choose to live in a foreign country, and you want to be successful you need to learn their language. You don't expect them to meet your first language needs.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Global Economy

Are we on the fast track to losing our sovereignty? Will financial meetings with European countries result in a one world currency further pushing us towards a one world government? If so, our nation will no longer be able to set itself apart from other nations and our super power title will be taken away with devastating consequences. Maybe I'm getting way ahead of myself and thinking the worst but I don't believe a one world currency is completely unthinkable. Corporations and citizens of this nation want the economy fixed and fast. This just may be part of that quick fix. But at what cost?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Two Sides To Every Story

Since when is it not okay to defend one's country and the people within its borders? I ask this question because every time I turn on the news the media is telling me about the atrocities that Israel imposes upon its neighboring countries. I don't see or read with the same fervor by the media the attacks on Israel. I don't see the bleeding hearts out on street corners with their signs protesting the terrorist acts against Israel.
If one of our neighboring countries were attacking us on a regular basis, wouldn't we want our military forces to protect us? Why shouldn't Israel be allowed to do the same without the world tsk tskng them for their actions? But they've killed innocent civilians you argue. When Hamas fights from the mosques and hospitals of Palestinian civilians they are putting civilians at risk. Where is the tsk tskng of Hamas for putting their civilians in harms way?
Lest, you've forgotten like the media: http://www.adl.org/Israel/israel_attacks.asp