As I cruised around the web today, I noticed there wasn’t as much 4th of July coverage as I would have expected. Do the news outlets think that we don’t care or wouldn’t notice our Independence Day this year. Maybe they thought we were too worried about the price of gas, food, and the war in Iraq to notice that we made it through another year of the great democratic experiment. Maybe they did not want to remind us that we live in a great democracy where free speech and the right to protest is still protected? Fortunately, for us free thinkers in the rest of the country outside the Washington Beltway and Big Corporate America, WE do know that we live in one of the greatest countries in the world, WE are proud of being Americans (every single day), WE have read and understand our Constitution, and WE are currently tending to and protecting our great democracy on many different levels with numerous raised voices. Our democracy is vital and strong and will continue to be so because of We The People.
I would like to personally thank the DNC and the RBC for igniting a firestorm of patriotic spirit and raising it to new levels. Since May 31st, I am hearing more and more people use the military oath phrase, “…that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic…”. Hey Howie, Nancy, Harry, Barry, and Donna; do you think you may have stepped in a big pile of guano with that closed door meeting and secret vote at the RBC meeting?
To our troops in Iraq, Afghanistan and the rest of the world; kudos for stepping up and putting your lives on the line every moment for the rest of us. That is true patriotism that should not be overshadowed by any other news story on this day.
Ladies and Gentlemen; please rise for the National Anthem…..
Today’s Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me? Award goes to Rene Marie, a local jazz singer in Denver, when she sang the “Black National Anthem” at the annual State of the City Address. Please click Here for that news.
I’m not even going to comment on this one…….
The most disenfranchised group in our country, hands down, has got to be the Native Americans of all nations. This collective group of people have suffered the greatest injustices in their own native land. I was so happy to run across this video from bonniebonnets and it definitely represents where my partner (who is NA) and I stand.
Today we have the trifecta of awards: Are You Freakin’ Kidding Me?, Hele On! and the Barack Obama Award For Outstanding Arrogance to two stalwart individuals connected to Mount Vernon, Ohio.
Today’s AYRKM? Award goes to former teacher John Freshwater of Mount Vernon, Ohio for branding his middle school students with an electrostatic device in the shape of a cross and then expecting everyone to agree with him when he told them that the shape was really an X.
Mr. Freshwater is getting this award because his actions have completely bypassed whatever brain he may have in that he is supposed to be teaching, encouraging, inspiring and protecting his students; not inflicting physical, emotion and mental pain.
Also to be noted, Mr. Freshwater has been teaching his Christian principles inside his public school classroom. What part of Public Classroom is this guy not getting? Okay, after 12 years in private catholic schools with penguins, I fully understand the separation of church and state. Obviously, he does not.
The next award is the Barack Obama Award For Outstanding Arrogance and it is being awarded to a friend of Mr. Freshwater. Dave Daubenmire’s quote is below:
“The Columbus Dispatch says it couldn’t reach Freshwater or his attorney. A friend spoke out in his defense. “With the exception of the cross-burning episode … I believe John Freshwater is teaching the values of the parents in the Mount Vernon school district,’’ Dave Daubenmire says, according to the Dispatch.”
Dave….Dave?…..DAVE!!!! What makes you think that Johnny boy is teaching the values of the parents of the Mount Vernon school district? Have you had visions, has John? Did you two drink the koolaid and now you know everything that everybody thinks and feels? You get the arrogance award for that!
Mr. Freshwater is also receiving the HELE ON Award for appealing the decision of the school board to fire him; (even though, in my opinion, his actions amount to abuse). No wrongdoing John? Hele On John!!
“The teacher’s lawyer, Kelly Hamilton, said Mr Freshwater denied any wrongdoing and would appeal against the decision.”
What a couple of very special human beings these two are. They received 3 awards between the two of them! Oscar or Emmy next? Stay tuned…..
OK! Today’s AYFKM? Award goes to this Oregon principal. I will update when I have more information as to the name of the principal.
Posted: 8:36 AM Jun 11, 2008Last Updated: 8:36 AM Jun 11, 2008
(CBS) Most children growing up in the US memorize the Pledge of Allegiance. But, in one Oregon elementary school, the kids won’t be allowed to recite it at an end of the year assembly.
The principal banned it that day so as not to offend Muslims.
One resident of Portland, Oregon was a little surprised when she received an e-mail from her stepson’s school principal.
The e-mail said that the children would not be reciting the pledge because of its reference to God.
Instead, the students would memorize and sing the Preamble to the United States Constitution.
But it’s not just non-Muslims who were offended. At least one Muslim community leader says he feels the same way. Muhammad Najieb says that ‘God’ is central to the Muslim faith, and there are several references to him in every prayer.
Portland school officials say the principal was trying to be sensitive, but some Muslims say the ban caused hurt feelings, and may foster bitterness and division within the community.
As we all should know by now, laughter adds years to your life. In keeping with that little scientific fact, I am going to be adding Raving Rabbids videos each day. For those of you out there that have by some chance have not come in contact with the Rabbids – watch out., Monty Pythons Flying Circus meets cartoons on acid. Don’t be drinking anything! Enjoy!!!
I ran across this article and thought y’all might be interested in how the perception of our election is being reflected around the world. I also thought it might be best to reprint all of it – not something I usually do. And for the record, I am in independent and I don’t think that all Democrats believe what follows – only the Obamabots.
Stupid is as stupid does
Democrats Continue to Make Fools of Themselves By JB Williams Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Allow me to begin by stating for the record that I realize how politically incorrect it is to single out a specific group of people and acknowledge their overtly foolish behaviors. But it seems we have reached a moment of insanity, when enough really should be enough!
It seems I need to give a speech to Democrats, which I have given to my children on several similar occasions. As Forest Gump learned from his Momma, “stupid is as stupid does.” People, who persist in doing stupid things, must sooner or later be referred to as “stupid!” We have reached that point with the average Democrat voter I’m afraid…
The one thing in the world Democrat politicians might be right about is the need for their voters to be saved from themselves…
As I have explained to my children, ignorance is the absence of knowledge, but stupidity is the possession of knowledge and the refusal to use it intelligently. As we are talking about obvious fundamental truths here, not nuclear physics, an absence of knowledge is not the problem.
Democrats think Obama is Qualified to be Commander-in-Chief
Yet Democrats can not name a single life achievement, or even a single life experience, which qualifies Obama to be president of the most complex and powerful nation on earth. The man thinks we have 57 states… or so.
For the record, Barack Hussein Obama is a first term U.S. Senator. Obama served only 146 days as a new senator before deciding he was qualified to be president, at which time he largely stopped his duties as senator to campaign for the Oval Office.
Now, where I come from, 146 days of on the job training does not make one an expert on anything. Yet it is Obama’s greatest accomplishment, in terms of qualifications for president.
To call Obama a “freshman” is an overstatement. Political kindergartener would be more appropriate.
Democrats think Obama is a “Uniter”
A “uniter” of whom? A black community organizer, in the tradition of communist radical racial rabble-rousing, yes. A twenty year member of a black activist church, run by overtly anti-American racist pastors, yes. A friend only to anti-capitalism leftists in search of proletariat control of all private resources and assets, yes. Husband of a woman who only became proud of America for the first time in her life, when it became clear that her husband might become the DNC nominee, yes.
But “uniter?” How? He can unite an already united Democratic Socialists of America, which already supports his bid for the White House, since he adopted their political platform lock, stock and barrel, years ago. But who else can he possibly “unite?”
Today, under great political duress, candidate Obama denounces his life-long spiritual leader and his church of twenty years and has even withdrawn his family from that church. But before the nation became familiar with his religion of racism, he described his relationship with Rev. Wright this way… “What I value most about Pastor Wright is not his day-to-day political advice. He’s much more of a sounding board for me to make sure that I am speaking as truthfully about what I believe as possible and that I’m not losing myself in some of the hype and hoopla and stress that’s involved in national politics.”- Uniter? Of the Black Panther’s, maybe…
Democrats think Obama knows something about National Security
Yet can anyone list Barack Obama’s national security experience? Does he have military experience? Intelligence gathering experience? What is it on Barack Obama’s empty resume’ which causes Democrat voters to think he knows anything at all about securing a nation of 300 million, or even his own home and family?
There’s no need to belabor this particular point. There is NOTHING in Obama’s past which gives even the slightest indication that he is in any way qualified to be Commander-in-Chief of our armed forces, and responsible for national security. Nothing! And we are a nation currently at war with a nearly invisible international enemy of the most brutal kind.
Democrats think Obama can lower gas prices
Like almost every modern Democrat politician, Obama sees the temporary gas price crisis as only an opportunity to grab more private resources and central power. Democrats are already calling for taxing oil companies into lower gas prices, as if those oil companies will not pass 110% of those taxes down to the consumer in even higher gas prices.
Other more extreme Democrats are skipping right past higher corporate taxes and straight to nationalizing (communist confiscating) the entire oil industry, removing it from the private sector and making it a government owned and operated entity. Energy and Medicine, two things a government should never be allowed to touch…
Obama opposes all efforts to increase domestic production necessary to keep pace with domestic consumption. He supports the idea of penalizing the industry for turning a profit, which translates into improved 401k retirement returns for very average Americans. Yet Democrat voters think Obama will lower gas prices? – Duh!
Democrats think Obama is “charitable”
Like all of their misguided beliefs about Obama, they think this solely on the basis of Obama campaign rhetoric. They call him black because he calls himself black; completely ignoring his mother’s white side of the family, as if they never existed.
I suppose I’m a racist for pointing out that Barack Obama Jr. has chosen to ignore the white half of his family entirely, while writing books about the magnificent influence of a black father who abandoned him at the age of two, only seeing once again at the age of nine, before being raised by his white grandparents in the absence of either
parent. So be it!
Democrats love this socialist driven campaign statement, “Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”
But they look the other way when Obama’s personal commitment to “giving” falls far short of the mark.
As reported by the Chicago Tribune, a decidedly liberal Chicago rag, “Giving, service and compassion are recurrent themes on the campaign trail for Sen. Barack Obama, but the Democratic presidential contender has only recently dug deep into his own pockets to support charitable causes.”
The Tribune column makes a very good case concerning Obama’s not-so-charitable past.
“Public attention to charitable gifts has led to uncomfortable moments for prominent political figures. Then-Vice President Al Gore came in for withering ridicule in 1998 when his tax return showed he had contributed just $353 to charity.” (He can probably afford $500 now that he is raking in all that Global Warming carbon credit scam money.)
Aside from a perfect demonstration of just how profitable the get-rich-quick scheme of Democratic politics can be, Obama tax returns shed a bright light on just how un-charitable the Obama family was, before they were under the bright light of national politics.
“In 2002, the year before Obama launched his campaign for U.S. Senate, the Obamas reported income of $259,394, ranking them in the top 2 percent of U.S. households, according to Census Bureau statistics. That year the Obamas claimed $1,050 in deductions for gifts to charity, or 0.4 percent of their income. The average U.S. household [$32,000 income] totaled $1,872 in gifts to charity in 2002, according to the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University.”
My how profitable [greedy] public office can be… “On their just-filed 2006 tax return, Obama and his wife, a hospital administrator, reported taxable income of $983,626 and claimed deductions for $60,307 in charitable donations. In 2005 they earned a combined $1.65 million and gave away about $77,300.”
According to the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University, even as Obama becomes richer and richer, he continues to give well below the average American.
According to tax returns, the average American household gives 5.9% of income to charity. Throughout Obama’s life, he has given on average only .4% of his income to charity. Even the bright light of public scrutiny has only been able to loosen up the grip on his wallet to 4.7% in 2005 and 6.1% in 2006.
Again, the Obama facts fall well short of Obama rhetoric. Still, Democrat voters believe the rhetoric over the reality.
Obama is Not a Muslim, but rather a Christian
His half brother in Kenya says he was raised Muslim, which should come as no shock to anyone since he is the son of an African Muslim turned atheist father, Barack Obama Sr., who gave him the Muslim middle name Hussein.
His mother was a white atheist from Kansas, who obviously had a thing for black men. After divorcing Obamas father, she married Lolo Soetoro, another East-West Center student from Indonesia, the largest Muslim population in the world.
In 1967, the family moved to Jakarta, where Obama’s half-sister Maya Soetoro-Ng was born, and where Barack Hussein Obama attended schools in Jakarta until the age of ten, where classes were taught in the Indonesian language, until he returned to Hawaii to be raised by his maternal grandparents.
Barack Hussein Obama was indeed raised in the Muslim faith in the largest Muslim population in the world.
But more importantly, both his mother and his father were believers in racism and socialism and that played an even larger roll in the making of the man who became a twenty year follower of the Rev. Wright and a Chicago “community organizer” of the Saul Alinsky sort.
Democrats Continue to Make Fools of Themselves
As three time loser and DNC super-idiot Al Gore steps out from his Global Warming money making machine to re-enter the political arena one more time, endorsing Barack Hussein Obama for president, Democrats from sea to shining sea continue to follow the pied piper of the 2008 election to slaughter, making complete fools of themselves every step of the way.
Now, I understand why they are uncomfortable with having anyone point out just how foolish they are behaving, in their blind cheerleading for the most unqualified individual to ever seek the Oval Office. But at some point, don’t we really have to call it like it is?
As Thomas Jefferson so wisely pointed out, “If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.”
Even Forest Gump was smart enough to know that people who do stupid things are in fact, stupid.
But the average Democrat voter circa 2008 is obviously unable to distinguish fact from politically motivated fiction and therefore, our nation is at risk of being run by folks foolish enough to think Barack Obama is qualified to be more than a local scout troop leader.
That means it’s up to the rest of America to keep Democrats from harming themselves with sharp objects or voting machines.
Real Democrats like Andrew Jackson, Harry Truman and the real JFK (not Kerry), must be rolling in their graves at what a mindless Democratic party of socialism the DNC has become. My how times have changed, and sadly, not for the better…
“Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, in order to assure the survival and the success of liberty. This much we pledge, and more.” – John F. Kennedy, Democrat
“We’re not going to baby sit a civil war.” – Barack Hussein Obama – Presidential Candidate
Democrats had better watch Forest Gump again… maybe read Jefferson, JFK and MLK more too! Wait, do Democrats read? Is there any chance people will stop being stupid if we don’t start calling it stupid?
This award is going to Barbara Walters on The View today when she asked Michelle Obama whether or not she wears pantyhose?
Excuse me? Pardon me? WTF!!!! Who gives a flying supersecretsquirrel’s bushy little tail? WHO?
Don’t we have more important things to do Ladies? I do believe this is the reason that today’s The View was only the second time I have watched this pathetic show. Don’t know how to respond or talk about “strong women”? ….no wonder, if all we see on TV is this drivel.
In keeping with the attitude that if you aren’t laughing, then you are probably gonna be crying; I am starting the “Hele On” Award. This award goes to those people out there that are going to be doing things the stupid way in spite of warnings and advice. Hele On is a hawaiian slang term for “get on with your bad self”. So….here is today’s Hele On Award!!! To The Borg Consortium and The Unity Pony!!!
“Two Muslim women at Barack Obama’s rally in Detroit Monday were barred from sitting behind the podium by campaign volunteers seeking to prevent the women’s headscarves from appearing in photographs or on television with the candidate,” The Politico’s Ben Smith reports.
According to Ben:
The campaign has apologized to the women, all Obama supporters who said they felt betrayed by their treatment at the rally. “This is of course not the policy of the campaign. It is offensive and counter to Obama’s commitment to bring Americans together and simply not the kind of campaign we run,” said Obama spokesman Bill Burton. “We sincerely apologize for the behavior of these volunteers.”
Former vice president Al Gore formally endorsed Obama at that Monday rally.
Just Remember folks: JUST SAY NO DEAL to how it looks and not how it is!!!!