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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Steele is No Token

I am a huge Michael Steele fan, and I echo Michelle Obama "patriotic" comment that, "…for the first time in my adult life, I am proud to be an American". Just kidding. I have been a proud American since birth, and I see no real story about Michael Steele being the first Black head of the RNC, unless we are talking about the anecdote in history.

Steele is eminently qualified to run the RNC. He is an ex-Lieutenant Governor, politically astute, smart, good-looking, articulate…and of course clean. But the mainstream media will spin this as "Republicans finally break with their racist past and elect Steele." Or something like that.

Is a Black running the RNC long overdue, likely. Michael is exactly what the Republican Party needs. The Republican Party has needed new blood, and for quite some time. We have been fighting the fight with the same incestuous ideas, and it isn't working. How far behind the times are we? We are still manufacturing buggy whips.

The hope is that Steele will bring fresh ideas, born of a younger, more energized generation of Republicans and Conservatives. And Steele should be able to make a dent into the Black community, since for the first time in history an RNC chairman won't have the race card thrown in his face, right? Perhaps not.

Remember that use of the race card for Liberals works two-dimensionally. It works to intimidate non-Black Conservatives to be politically correct at all times. Example? Recall when David Howard used the term "niggardly" in explaining stinginess of a bill to two Black staffers, and he was fired. Fired because those two Black staffers were too ignorant to know what the word meant. Why don't you fire the janitorial staff for using "Spic and Span", or fire the admins when they discuss the TV show Nip-Tuck?

Next, they use the race card to attempt to shame Black Conservatives and Republicans by saying that we are sellouts, Uncle Toms, and a host of other things, specifically tokens.

So don't be surprised when the media says that Republicans are hopeful that Steele's ethnicity will allow him to reach into the Black community, and they label him a token for his efforts. After all, Steele is the first Black chairman of the RNC, and in the eyes of the Left it would make sense that Steele is a token of the Boogeyman.

After all the accusations, innuendo, outright lies, and conjecture about Steele's selection as RNC chairman, and what the motivation is of the Republicans, what you won't hear is how many Black DNC chairmen, tokens, the Democrats have had. Because they have had only one. And it is one that most Democrats are happy to forget.

His name is Ron Brown, and his resume was scant to say the least. Essentially he was in the Urban League and then ran Senator Edward Kennedy's campaign. That's about it.

Brown is the only Black DNC chair, and he was elected in 1989. He would serve in this role until his death in 1993. There were none prior and have been none since.

Does anybody remember that Brown's death came just as there were scandals around Enron's campaign contributions, and the subsequent Enron debacle? And then Brown was right in the middle of the scandal around the Clinton administration selling secrets to China. And conspiracy theorists claim that the Clintons had Brown killed.

Here's the wrap:

The Republicans don't need the Black vote, so Steele is simply "the right choice", and not a token appointment. On the other hand, Democrats do need the Black vote, yet they haven't had a Black DNC chair since 1993, though 11 have served since Brown's death.

So the most racist hate-group in America, the Democrats get a free pass. They hide behind the fact that Blacks vote for them overwhelmingly, so how can they be racist? Nevertheless they are racists of the worst kind, even lower than Aryan Nation types, who are openly racist and ignorant.

But the Democrats slip up from time to time, as they did recently with Reid wanting to block Burris' senate appointment, and Pelosi's siding with the eugenicists on abortion.

Yet even with these slip ups, there is no outcry from Blacks. It's because Blacks have been purchased. Think circa 1850, when White Democrats were purchasing slaves, only now they do it with welfare and "stimulus" checks. So silly Negros will vote for these racist pigs, no matter how long they maintain "The Nearly All White Leadership Club of the Democratic Party".

It's good to see that the Republican Party really did elect Steele not "…by the color of his skin, but by the content of his character."

That's my rant!

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No Taxes for Democrats

I thought of this great way to balance the budget: Let's get the Democrats to actually pay taxes!

"Born free, taxed to death" is an old truism that apparently didn't apply to Tom Daschle, at least not from 2005 through 2007.

So we learn that Daschle, Obama appointee to run the Department of Health and Human Services has tax "issues", the euphemistic catchword that Liberals use for "cheating". Imagine if we were to audit the record of all Democrats? A balanced budget perhaps, and death to the $835B package known as Obamulus?

What I find interesting is that these issues would have never seen the light of day, if Daschle wasn't going on to bigger and better capacity to rob the American taxpayer…like the appointment to an Obama cabinet position. Jackpot!

So what exactly are Daschle's issues? He had the miniscule issue of not paying $128 thousand dollars and "change" (sorry, had to do that). The actually amount is $128,203 in back taxes, plus $11,964 kicker in interest.

Now imagine for a second if you will what would happen to the Average Joe Taxpayer who had this small issue of not having paid $128K in taxes, under the same scenario? I'm no clothing designer, but I'm thinking 'stripes'?

Do you realize what you would have earned in order to pay $128K? I'm no accountant, but I can tell you that it's close to $500K. Not exactly a rounding error, even for a highly compensated Liberal like Daschle, so my theory is that you just don't forget to declare $500K and then not report $128K. No, that is planned, my friends. That said, let's call Daschle what he is. A tax cheat of the highest order…a scoundrel.

One of the tax cheat Daschle's issues is that he didn't report use of a limo from a "friend", and they valued that service at $250K for the periods in question. I wonder if he was given a driver as well? Any chance this "friend" will be investigated as to why he would make such a generous gift to Daschle?

Perhaps the bigger problem is ours. We may now need to report when we borrow our friend's truck to make that Home Depot run, lest we end up under the scrutiny of the IRS. I am amending my returns now, no thanks to Larry and his old pickup. You never know. I could get the call from Obama to serve my country, and I wouldn't want to create any issues for him.

The next issue for that scoundrel and tax cheat Tom Daschle was that he over-reported his tax contributions…to charity! I find this little faux pas, i.e. non-slip of the pen the most intriguing from a couple of angles.

Angle one, it's not a lot of money, only $15K, in comparison to his other issues like not reporting $88K and "change" (sorry, I just can't help it) in 2007. So what's the big deal, right?

The $15K that was overstated was over a…three year period. Can you believe this? That's just being cheap. The idea of trying squeeze a little extra back on taxes, and claiming to give only $5K a year to charity to do it! Incredulous.

So this cheapskate was making over $1M annually for his services to InterMedia Partners, the same company who provided the limo, yet he was still sticking it to the rest of us by overstating his charitable contributions. You would think Daschle would not even make this adjustment, and just use "hope" as a strategy for not getting caught, right? Here it comes…

The irony is that he had to restate this small change because he knows the IRS would most definitely scrutinze charitable contributions for a Democrat, since they are such cheapskates. Daschle had to report this.

This is without a doubt the most embarrassing part for Daschle, and the part that gave me quite a chuckle.  

A Democrat actually giving more than lip service to charity? I made myself LOL!

Here's the wrap:

We are getting a good look at how "they", the cheapskate racist Liberal scoundrels live and how "we" Conservatives, and the heart of America live. Obama for all his talk about being charitable gave essentially nothing to charity, after earning close to $4M of the past few years.

The fact is that the Liberals have always played by different rules. But under Obama, they can actually get away with it…clean. And we all know from Biden that Obama is clean.

Under Obama we have indeed gotten change and hope. Daschle as new Health Czar is to usher in this change and hope for Americans' healthcare. And on Jan 2 of this year Daschle changed his taxes in hopes that it would get him back in the game…access to the healthcare lobbyists money.

That's my rant!

© 2009 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved


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Friday, January 30, 2009

Right Where the Terrorists Want Us!

I have often discussed what it takes to wage war effectively, and the most critical ingredient is intelligence. You Bush-haters shouldn't try to take advantage of this next statement. After the initial push in Iraq, our problems were a lack of intelligence…oh, and there were the bothersome mainstream media and the Liberals.

The terrorists had us right where they wanted us.

So how do you gather intelligence? Believe it or not, the first step is to establish an embassy. An embassy allows you to embed people into the culture of the nation you are watching. You learn their language, their habits, and their culture, and have the ability to keep their fingers on the pulse of society.

If there long enough, the embedded people actually become indigenous with the general population, blending in with the locals to a large degree. At this point, you are now able to gather effective intelligence. Perhaps a better way to put this is you have your spy network in place.

Because the spy network is not just your people, but indigenous people sympathetic to your cause, you eventually recruit shop owners, policemen, legislators, and so on as part of your network. Having this network allows you to shape policy, so that it meets the needs of your nation.  This is not as sinister as it may appear.

In Iraq and Afghanistan, it took the US some time to establish an effective intelligence gathering organization and proper network.  They didn't trust us. We had abandoned countries, governments, people in the past, and they weren't sold that we wouldn't do this again.

Next, most of us don't look like them. The people of these countries lead difficult lives. They have two seasons in that region of the world: Damn hot and damn cold. They essentially live to survive. They have fought despots and invaders for centuries, and it shows on their battle-worn, leathery faces. So even the Muslim expatriates-turned-US-citizens would stick out like a Hell's Angel at a Starbucks.

It would take some time to find, vet, and train operatives, all the while a war was raging with US. This war had been going on long before George W Bush. He was just smart enough to recognize it for what it was, and act. He connected the dots on all these "terrorist acts", which when examined in todo, proved to be war against the US. His "smart" predecessor bombed an aspirin factory, in comparison.

So our military and clandestine agencies did what they could, converting the hearts and minds of these indigenous people. We assured them that we would not turn our backs on them, as we had in past Democrat administrations. Their struggle was our struggle, a struggle for freedom, however they defined freedom, not us. And these leathery men and women took up arms with America.

And we are winning. The question is, "What happens if we lose?"

Here's the wrap:

If they defeat us in principle abroad, I assure you that they have the "embeds", the Manchurian candidates to defeat us internally. Can you recognize them? They look like us, they talk like us, they act like us. 

They understand our culture. They have their finger on the pulse of America, and in many cases are manipulating us, through our media and other means. Many of them teach our children in primary, secondary, and in colleges and universities, and they are at all levels of government.

The dismantling of GITMO, the de-fanging of America's military, laws against monitoring phone calls of terrorists, and the inability to harshly question terrorists come at such poignant time in America's War on Terror, and all have potentially devastating consequences.

Given all the intelligence that a president sees in America…perhaps the terrorists have us right where they want us?

That's my rant!

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Education in the Financial Bailout – Pork-A-Palooza II

The financial package is really not even news anymore. The fact is that America is about to eat a "crap" sandwich, with a side of "crap". Dessert? How about a slice of "crap" pie? You want a something to drink? Here's some kool-aid.

The so-called stimulus plan is pure unadulterated crap, as I and about ever other Conservative writer in the blogosphere has reported. So I will limit my disgust to a single item.  Education.

One-sixth of the budget is allocated for schools. An area where there is so much waste and abuse, that to put more money into schools is tantamount to burning it.

The average amount of money spent per student in America varies, but it's around $15K, average class size 30 students. Consider the private sector potential here. A single teacher could gross $450K annually teaching 30 kids!

Figuring overhead, e.g. building rental, text books, desks, etc., I'm comfortable saying that if I ran a business like this, I could net $150-250K. And after year one, when I would no longer have to purchase desks, computers, books, again, I could increase my profits. And my kids would be standouts, and not the Liberal little knuckleheads that voted for Obama. Why is "capitalism" not happening in our K-12 schools, when the money is clearly there? Ebonically speaking, "Gubment?"

The bigger deal however is that there is one truism in government that is indisputable and indefensible. Government will never cut a budget. Once money is allocated, you won't get it back.

Americans have long forgotten that the income tax was established to finance the war effort, that war being the Democrat warmongering effort of WWII, which by the way this Conservative is in full historical support of. The income tax was to be rescinded after the war, and was never to exceed 5%. So much for government promises. They won't even simplify the tax system, so you know it will never be rescinded, as promised.

Heard of these "temporary taxes" on gasoline ever being rolled back to the taxpayer, or eliminated altogether? No, and you won't. So whatever new "entitlements" that are added in this time of crisis, will be what we entitle to our kids.

Conservatives, I am warning you, and I will continue to warn you: Don't only consider what Liberals are doing today, but think beyond what you see or hear. Their agenda has an eye on the future, and they deal in crisis management in order to perform their sleight of hand.

So where's the pork going? $20B of this money is allocated to "fix up classrooms". As if that has anything to do with 'learning'. This is Obama's great idea to "create jobs", and to put money into education. Just can't use White construction workers!

$39B to stave off school cuts. Translation on this porkchop: Save the teacher's union. It doesn't matter that many of these teachers are ineffective. They are union, and the union must be saved "at any cost", sort of like the UAW.

And If you think Americans make bad cars with overpriced workers, consider the commodity being produced in our "gubment" schools. I give you…"The Teachers' Union". [Note: I have had some excellent teachers, and am not condemning ALL teachers…just the Liberal ones!]

Here's the wrap:

You don't see a lot in here for the kids now do you?  The money being proposed for education is a farce...crap, as stated earlier. As for the amount of crap, think elephant dung heap and you will have a basic idea. Actually think herd of elephant crap, and you are closer to the reality of it. This idea is insane. But as I like to say, Liberals don't suffer from insanity, they rather enjoy it.

When it comes time to rescind these unbelievably bad policies, do you think a Democrat will step up? Of course not, as they don't possess the male genitalia it takes to put the country first, and they don't really care about school kids.  They care about votes.

So some poor Conservative will bring this to the nation's attention, only to be demonized as being "against education" or "not caring about kids". And the taxpayers of America are paying for this gamesmanship by Liberals. Errors will have been made, others will need to be blamed.

Such is the Liberal way. Allow a Conservative to take the high road of responsibility and accountability, so Liberals can publicly castrate him. No wonder Liberals are so sympathetic to terrorists. They share the same tactics.

That's my rant!

© 2009 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved


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Obama’s Bailout Plan: Pork-a-Palooza

The new bailout plan is a great example of Democrats playing chess, while we are playing checkers. A couple of days ago I blogged that Pelosi included "contraception" in the bailout plan. Well yesterday she had "a little 'splaining to do". After all the explaining, it appears they are now considering dropping the "family planning" aka subsidized abortion-on-demand provision of the bailout farce.

But while your eyes were diverted on this racist and heinous policy of infanticide cloaked as contraception, the real "trickeration" was happening right under our noses.

Aside from the new president, I'm not sure if we have any Muslim's in American politics. If so, may I suggest they take today off. Because this bill before Congress today is a real PorkFest. A veritable Pork-a-Palooza. A pig-in-a-blanket of warm US greenbacks.

To go through all the bill's inane and wacky points would make this blog a novel, so I can only highlight a few:

  • $650 million for digital TV coupons. Since when is it the government's responsibility to provide TV? Only in America would we allocate this much money for something so ridiculous. This is larger than the GDP of half the countries in Africa.
  • $600 million for new cars for the federal government. Obama got a new ride, why not the rest of government. And why isn't this part of the money loaned in the auto bailout? I say let these bureaucrats do what the rest of America does when their cars get old. Live with 'em.
  • $6 billion for colleges/universities – What more investment in "lower ed" do we need, when all they do is create more liberals? This is an increase in the limits on Pell grants. Here's an idea: Colleges and universities start lowering tuition instead of raising it every year.
  • $50 million in funding for the National Endowment of the Arts. Pork Pocketchange. I can only hope they send some of this my way, as The Black Sphere qualifies as art in my humble opinion.
  • $200 million for the National Mall, including $21 million for sod. Why do we need a "National Mall"? Let them shop at Wal-Mart like the rest of America.
  • $360 million to potentially be used to put on transsexual beauty pageants and erotic art shows. Do I even need to comment?
  • ACORN will receive potentially $4.19 billion. They are financing their next election with our money. And guess where you will catch Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton hanging out?

This is arrogance beyond belief. But the real arrogance is that based on most estimates only 7% of this money will go to infrastructure and the creation of new jobs, as if they really believe a Liberal can create jobs. Now that's funny!

Here's the wrap:

Obama promised the "…greatest ethical standard ever administered to an executive branch." In ObamaSpeak, this translates as, "I don't have to actually live up to the standard, because ONE we are in a "crisis" and TWO I'm Obama damnit."

If you are curious as to why the Democrats wanted a bill ready to go for Obama, and all the posturing was done early on about transparency, it's because you were being set up for the magic show.

And that bit about lobbyists? Consider that Obama broke his own policy in hiring former lobbyist William J. Lynn III, I think you know that the expiration date has already occurred on that promise. And to further emphasize my point that the rules don't apply to Obama, here is the buzz on The Hill, as explained in Yahoo News:

"Lobbyists are hard at work figuring out ways to grab a share of the money for their clients, but the new rules mean they're doing so indirectly — and sometimes in ways that are impossible to track."

I'm having trouble seeing through all this transparency. I guess I need to have my vision checked again for hypocrisy.

That's my rant!

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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

America’s Date With Obama’s Stimulus Plan

I find it interesting that the Democrats are already out doing pre-emptive damage control over the stimulus plan. They are saying that this massive stimulus plan will offer "no quick fix for the economy." So apparently there is nothing "stimulating" about it. All the plan has to offer is "size". And in the end America is left unsatisfied and…sore.

Biden said recently, "We're off and running, but it's going to get worse before it gets better…"

The idea that we can spend a trillion dollars and have nothing immediate to show for it, well that's incomprehensible… unless you're a Democrat. They are very use to spending money and getting nothing in return, like the recent $350B that nobody seems to be able to track. Notice how that bit of information has slipped to "page 16". But those ornery devils keep asking for more money.

But we are told by them, that The Era of Transparency is upon us. Here is my definition of ObamaNation's transparency: Transport us blindfolded, then throw us in the dark room for a "look-see".

Folks we are witnessing a master magician performing sleight of hand. They say that there will be no more pork. Yes, the Messiah is in charge, so the system has been cleansed. Right, the bowel system.

The system that is in place in Washington is bigger than any one man, and this includes the Messiah. So to think that the corruption, fraud, pork, waste, excess, and so on is gone would just make you an ignoramus. But note that there is no "Committee to Study Corruption, Fraud, Pork, Waste, Excess, and so on", now is there?

And in fact, lobbyists are so bold as to state openly that there will be "workarounds" to the new system. And just like the changes in the tax law every year, the lobbyist are hard at work figuring out how to milk the maximum amount of our tax dollars from our pockets and into their clients' projects. Their clients? Our Congressmen by way of their campaign contributors.

But you have to give this administration credit in their chess strategy. Go big and hype it. And just before approval, start letting the air out of the balloon. I think Obama may have said it best on Ignoration Day, when he said that we need to "lower expectations". I know. I already did…on Nov 4 and again on Jan 20. My expectations just can't go any lower, though my outrage finds new depths daily.

So Geithner, the new Treasury Secretary now wants to "move fast" to get his nanny and tax issues behind, and prove to America that he is the right choice for the role. This should scare you. When did you ever make a fast decision that worked? Snake oil salesmen thrive on you making fast decisions. "Today only sale". "If you leave, I can't offer you this again…". "I'll just need your credit card number…" And so on.

I would think something like the American economy would require quite the opposite, like careful deliberation, and a review of what works, and what doesn't. But no, we are in a "crisis".

What is interesting about Geithner's rush to action is that he wants to get his hands on Obama's large package, and Biden is telling us that the stimulus won't kick in for quite some time. I will leave you to ponder the humor of that statement.

And Larry Summers, a top economic advisor to Obama offers nothing more than empty rhetoric, as showcased here:

"So even as we move to be as rapid as we can in jolting the economy and giving it the push forward it needs, we also have to be mindful of having the right kind of plan that will carry us forward over time."


That my friends, is double-talk, aka ObamaSpeak.

Here's the wrap:

Crisis management is the Democrat's way of "jolting" America into allowing them to pick our pockets. We have been led to believe that they must have this package in place or America will fail. And the Democrats believe so much in their plan, they are actually selling it on the concept that it won't actually do what they say it should do.

As usual, Democrats get what they want, and America doesn't even get a lousy dinner out of it.

That's my rant!

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Monday, January 26, 2009

Pelosi’s Racist Agenda?


In her new book Guilty, Ann Coulter explains how single motherhood, though glamorized in Hollywood is not all that spectacular in real life. Coulter points out in fact that many of the ills of society come from children who are raised in a single family environment, which usually means a single mother environment. For her comments Coulter is being viewed as classist, racist, and even sexist.

All while Coulter is being excoriated, Pelosi is adding birth control funding to the economic stimulus package with the claim that contraception will reduce costs to the states and the federal government. Translation: We don't need a new bunch of low-income crumbsnatchers taking money from the government coffers. The Dems need that money to buy elections!

Here was Pelosi's comment to George Stephanopoulos on ABC's This Week:

STEPHANOPOULOS: Hundreds of millions of dollars to expand family planning services. How is that stimulus? 

PELOSI: Well, the family planning services reduce cost. They reduce cost. The states are in terrible fiscal budget crises now and part of what we do for children's health, education and some of those elements are to help the states meet their financial needs. One of those - one of the initiatives you mentioned, the contraception, will reduce costs to the states and to the federal government. 

Pelosi sounds suspiciously like Margaret Sanger, founder of Planned Parenthood. In case you need a refresher, here are a few musings from the patron saint of Planned Parenthood:  [Hat tip to Diane Dew for much of the discussion points research]

David Kennedy wrote in Birth Control in America, The Career of Margaret Sanger, a quote from a 1923 Sanger speech, where Sanger said that, "…for the purpose of racial purification, couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization." Sanger was ahead of her time in that she could foresee welfare as the potential to cut the ranks of the mongrels. What is interesting is that the Liberals of today have actually encouraged quite the opposite in their legislation. Perhaps this is why Pelosi is now taking a more Sangeresque approach to the problem?

Sanger was a eugenicist who purpose in promoting birth control was "to create a race of thoroughbreds," (Birth Control Review, Nov 1921, p. 2), i.e. "More children from the fit, less from the unfit -- that is the chief aim of birth control." (Birth Control Review, May 1919, p. 12). The goal of eugenicists is "to prevent the multiplication of bad stocks," wrote Dr. Ernst Rudin the April 1933 Birth Control Review. Another article exhorted Americans to "restrict the propagation of those physically, mentally and socially inadequate." Who are the inadequates to which Sanger refers?

In Pivot of Civilization, Sanger referred to immigrants and poor folks as "human weeds…reckless breeders…spawning  ... human beings who never should have been born." And her admitted ultimate intention was to do away with all Blacks, though she says that it might be necessary on occasion to employ a few.

Prudent as she was, Sanger doesn't want the word leaking out, as evidenced in this comment:

"We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population," she said, "if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members." (Woman's Body, Woman's Right: A Social History of Birth Control in America, by Linda Gordon)

Here's the wrap:

Ann Coulter did America a great service in pointing out the disparity between the nuclear family unit, and the single-mother home. A pure statement of facts, backed by research. Since Coulter is a Conservative woman, her recognition of the obvious makes her a racist.

Pelosi on the other hand is disguising abortion under the cloak of contraception. A good tactic to take a less controversial concept, and hide it inside the real motive. 

And like with most things that the Liberals don't want you to know, Pelosi's view and Sanger's view is the same view, i.e. Democrats are racists. So was Sanger.  She was just more honest about it.

That's my rant!

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Sunday, January 25, 2009

The Real Story of Obama Bullying Limbaugh

I find it interesting that the president in a democracy would feel it necessary to "call out" an ordinary citizen who happens to have a differing view on the economy than he. Everybody says that Obama is supposed to be so cool. That's not cool at all. Frankly, I find it a rather "punkish" move.

The punkish move was made against Rush Limbaugh. And in recent comments Obama admonished Republicans not to listen to Limbaugh, because Obama feels that Limbaugh might have an impact on his ability to get his stimulus plan approved.

Though Limbaugh is one of America's most prominent Conservatives and has a popular talk show, he is not a government official. He's just a guy with a microphone, trying to make a living. Why call him out?

Can't have anything like sanity getting in the way of likely catastrophic policy for the economy? That is, if Obama actually cared about the economy. Hmmm…

Obama's agenda is more sinister than wrecking the economy, at least for Conservatives. The real agenda is about solidifying the power base of the Democrats. And in order to do that, you can't have a strong economy, and in fact you need a weak economy and more government wards. Inspiration needs to be put on the back burner. Or as our new leader said, "…need to lower expectations". Well I've certainly lowered mine.

The trickeration is that Obama will use taxpayer money to get himself re-elected. Oh he will pull through other Democrats as well, but only because he needs them. But don't believe for a second that he actually cares about them. Everything is about him.

Recall when I wrote that when Obama became president, that was the end game; there was nothing left to which to aspire. Well I should have said that there is nothing except his next election, the first of which will occur in four years.

And don't be surprised if we could get three or four Obama terms. Plans are already underway to get term limits revoked [H.J. Res 5], so know that Obama plans on staying longer.

He is already the first Black president (so they tell me), so why not push the envelope even further? Be the next FDR, only blacker and better?

Obama made the following statement:

"What an opportunity we have to change this country.  The American people are really counting on us now. Let's make sure we take advantage of it."

This is similar to the statement made by Rahm Emanuel, which essentially was that a crisis presents an opportunity to promote one's own agenda, and essentially be given carte blanche and a blank check. I have explained in the past that Democrats govern with Crisis Management.

Many Republicans, RINOs are saying that we need to give Obama a chance. These people are the moles within our ranks, because no true Conservative would consider partnering with Obama, or giving him quarter. When he sides with us, we support 'his position', not him. When he doesn't, we fight him tooth and nail. That should be our only position. The Congressional Democrats need Republican support in order to blame them, when it fails.

We must weed out these weak-kneed RINOs, or they will be fall like frightened narcoleptic goats to the the Democrats' agenda. Republicans are now being "set up" by Obama to believe that he is a centrist, and willing to listen. He listened just recently to a Republican Congressman. Then he simply commented, "I won".

Here's the wrap:

To most Americans it may appear that Obama is attempting to marginalize Limbaugh. To think that way is playing checkers. However I play chess.

With nobody to blame, i.e. Bush or a Republican Congress, Obama needs a scapegoat, a way out, a "get out of jail free" card. . And unlike these small morsels he has thrown to his ObamaBots in his first week, the financial issue will fall squarely on his shoulders, despite attempting to blame Bush for "…eight years of failed Bush policies".

Who better than a pudgy Republican radio show host to be able to blame, should Obama not be able to get his "package" passed. Obama will accept no responsibility for failure in any way.

Next stop, The Unfairness Doctrine.

That's my rant!

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

“Just Say No”, Mr. President

What is Obama's fascination with the Blackberry? The device is a huge physical security risk because it is essentially a GPS unit that allows anybody to know where he is at any given moment, when it is active. It is a further security risk in that all the messages sent and received can potentially be read. Yet even with this knowledge Obama treats his Blackberry like Linus' blanket.

It has been said that Obama paraphrased the late great Republican and President of the NRA, Charlton Heston in reference to his Blackberry, saying something to the effect that, "…would have to pry it from his hands". Well that's one way to get it. 

So Obama's staunch conviction about keeping his Blackberry indeed piqued my curiosity about his motivations.  Let's examine the possibilities:

One conclusion I came to is that Obama needs the Blackberry, so the people actually running the country have instant access to provide him with "talking points" and policy decisions. Such is the fate of a talking head. I can see the IM, that's "instant message" for you technophobes, from Pelosi and Reid now: "…Just stand there and look presidential, until you receive further instructions".

Next, with supposedly over 6M contacts, perhaps Obama feels more "in touch" with his constituents when he is wearing the Blackberry. I'm sure the ObamaBots are happy to have instant access to him, though I must say, it concerns me. Particularly when I recall during the campaign Obama said that he would consult with literally hundreds of people in order to set his foreign policy agenda.

So people like P Diddy's and Ludicrus' messages could accidentally be interpreted as official communiqué. Here is a very real example of what could be misinterpreted: "Yo 'P' [street name for the president]…when can I let my peeps know they gittin' they stimulus checks…oh, and let's supersize 'em?"

Legislation from the hip. That's where Obama carries his Blackberry. Like the six-shooter of a Spaghetti Western gunfighter, Blackberry at his side, Obama is always ready to do battle.  To legislate at the drop of a hat. And make no mistake about it, Obama needs to feel like he is legislating all the time.

Remember that in only 123 actual days at work in the US Senate, Obama sponsored or co-sponsored over 800 pieces of legislation. If you know anything about how legislation gets written and ultimately sponsored, well to sponsor this feat is next to impossible.

That would be like feeding 5000 people with three loaves of bread, like Jesus. Or it might be more like satisfying "nature's urges" of three million people with only 5000 porta-potties? Only the outcome with all of Obama's senate legislation was as his initial suggests: "O".

But consider all the messages that it would take to work on such legislation; the coordination. Message between Pages and Senators, Admins and Senators, Senators to Senators. Then let's not forget lobbyists, big campaign contributors, 527 PACs, union officials, foreign governments, terrorists, and finally Liberal university professors…oops redundant; I already mentioned 'terrorists'.

There is only one way to coordinate all that activity…the Blackberry!  But there is one more thing.

Here's the wrap:

Obama is a Blackberry addict. A Crackberry is the official label I believe. He has an addictive personality, proven by his inability to quit smoking. The Crackberry is just another addiction that he can't break, but a far more dangerous one for us.

Because Obama must be "active", constantly doing something...a tweaker.  As long as he is pushing buttons, he satisfies his addiction. Responding to emails, checking opinion polls, IMs from his bosses, looking for flaws in The Constitution, and so on. 

Then he starts tweaking, dismantling things, taking them apart, dissecting them in some mind-bending, drug-induced attempt to "make things better."

But when the drug wears off, all you have left is a TV that doesn't work and a lot of extra parts lying around.  Sort of like how the US economy will be in a year or so.

That's my rant!

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Friday, January 23, 2009

Democrats – That Wasn’t So Tough!

With Caroline Kennedy, the Democrats managed to find somebody less qualified than Hillary, but with name recognition. Great fit to fill a NY senate seat, and with a suitor who had the financing in place to buy it, if necessary. So Caroline looked like a shoe-in. But her ultimate demise reminded me of a multi-team NBA trade, as she was dealt because she had nanny issues, for the potential of a tax issue, plus "…an issue to be named later at a later date."

So the Democrats' hands were forced to actually look for a qualified candidate, given all the brouhaha. A real conundrum. It's difficult to find anybody willing to buy into the lunacy of Democratic ideas…the "Idiocracy", right?

Yes, even Democrats don't believe the hype of the far left of their party, so finding a qualified Democrat willing to take up the mantle posed a series of problems. Why is there a potential stink over her appointment? Well the appointment of US Representative Kirsten Gillibrand offers up the aroma of...Conservativism

First she is not your typical Democrat, and in fact may be a sheep in wolf's clothing for the "Dims". Yes, I believe Gillibrand is that animal of fiction, a closet Conservative.

These rare animals do exist, as I have documented, unofficially of course. And their scientific name is "Conservativeagendasaurus". I'm no archaeologist, but a DNA check will reveal this fact, as it did in the unearthing of the first Black Republican of the modern age, "Closetus Republicus", also known as Renaissance Man.

I am friends with one here in St. Louis, and I have become able to recognize them hiding under the Democrat umbrella in order to get elected in Democratic enclaves such as New York.

Here are examples of why I believe Gillibrand is a Conservativeagendasaurus.

First she is pro-gun. But to simply say that she is pro-gun is to say that Tiger Woods plays golf, or that Michael Jordan played basketball, or that The Black Sphere is just a blog...ok the last one was just to see if you were paying attention.

Rep Gillibrand received a 100% rating on support for the NRA. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the poster child for the NRA, and an overachiever at that. Charlton Heston only got a 98%, and he ran the joint for years! What's that? Yes, I heard it as well. It sounded like the echoes of a Sarah Palin rifle shot…moose down!

Next, Gillibrand is a fiscal conservative. I know, I should have asked you to sit down on that one. She actually voted against the $700B bailout, going against the party line, bucking the system, swimming upstream. A maverick! There are no maverick Democrats. That animal does not exist.

Here's the wrap:

When the Time Magazine says the Most Admired Woman in America is Hillary Clinton, I say to women you have a serious void in qualified candidates, and are in serious need of new and legitimate role models. Hillary has done nothing tangible to promote the cause of women, unless you consider riding on the coattails of a man makes her worthy of such an honor. Nice work if you can get it.

Look at what the Democrats have to offer as so-called female role models: Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, and Cruella deVille herself, Nancy Pelosi. It's easy to see that the 'Dims' needed this shot in the arm. But what else did they get?

Gillibrand brings to the Democratic women of Congress what Elizabeth Hasselbeck brings to the cast of The View. Quality. And I say to my fellow Conservatives, there is a reason they didn't pick Gillibrand to begin with. She has her own "…issue to be named later". She's a Conservativeagendasaurus.

That's my rant!

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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

The Real Story of Inauguration Day

As most of you know, I was on a self-imposed media blackout, pardon the pun. If you are like me, the thought of watching all that Liberal hypocrisy was just too much to bear. I felt as if I would be watching Day One of the fall of America as the great nation that we all know and love.

My other reason for the blackout was that when asked, "What were you doing when Obama was sworn in?", I wanted to be able to honestly say that I was handling important matters, matters that were on par with the pageantry in DC.

For example at the precise moment that Obama was to be sworn in, I made sure that I was prominently placed on the porcelain crown in my master bathroom… in honor of the moment. For those inquisitive minds, yes #2.

So I awakened this morning with a renewed spirit, figuring that I had missed all the pomp and circumstance of yesterday, only to be greeted by the media orgy over all that is Obama. Looking at how the festivities are continuing today, I can only imagine the hoopla from yesterday. I must admit, I am curious as to what a $200M party looks like. Something tells me that the new president will show us excesses beyond belief. I have already heard the word trillion more than a Tiffany's jeweler.

Despite my blackout, as you know news has a way of leaking in. So I did catch snippets of news here and there, and am just getting caught up on the stories of the yesterday.

So the first story I was hit with was Obama's speech. People describe it as somber…black. I chuckle at the irony. I guess people were expecting yet another flowery speech, full of sunshine and rainbows, and sprites dancing about, only to be greeted by a more somber Obama. I heard he told the next generation to "lower expectations". Good luck lowering expectations Madame President.

I learned that the Dow dropped over 300 points yesterday. Apparently the Dow celebrated the Obama Era appropriately, setting a record low for a president entering office. A record low, for a record low. I must say, the Dow got it right, even if the media didn't.

And then I heard an excerpt from a "pastor" who spoke, saying things like, "…brown can stick around, yellow should be mellow…". Talk about a circa 60's throwback. That's pimp talk. Tell me this "pastor" was wearing a fur coat and a fedora…with a feather? The new administration ushered in by a relic. A poverty pimp. A race baiter.

So the administration that is supposed to showcase the racial harmony is in fact showcasing more racial divisiveness. When was the last time you heard race discussed this much in America? And wasn't the election of Obama supposed to be the end of racism. Yet, Colin "Turncoat" Powell was on TV this morning saying, "…this is just a first step". Liberal hypocrite. We Conservatives had a mole in our midst with Powell. Those Liberals are tricky little animals.

The era of ObamaNation was showcased in all its ghetto-fabulous glamour yesterday. We are back to the era of style over substance, ignorance over knowledge, hypocrisy over accountability. So as would be expected from ObamaNation, they booed outgoing President Bush.

As much as any good Conservative couldn't stand Clinton, we didn't boo the man when he left. But ObamaNation has no respect for tradition or decorum. And they would have you think they are the "tolerant" bunch, and the dictionary definition of liberal.

Here's the wrap:

George Bush was a good president, who probably faced the toughest media in the history of America. Yet he never sacrificed his core, even when it didn't suit fellow Republicans or Conservatives. And no matter what, nobody can argue that he was unyielding in his protection of America.

The idea that yesterday all across America, the picture of a true American patriot was taken down from all federal buildings, and it was replaced with the picture of Obama, well that was the real story of yesterday.

That's my rant!

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

For Obama, The Rules Don’t Apply

Admittedly, I haven't watched a single minute of the coronation spectacle, and frankly the only thing that could make this day any longer would be if I was in jail, and they didn't give me anything to read.  Oh and food or drink!  Nevertheless I think I must weigh in on all of this "history", a history that has happened 43 other times as far as I'm concerned.

However, it comes as no surprise to any of us, that the coronation of Obama is being met with excitement by a cross-section of Americans, particularly Blacks. After all, having voted 96% for the President-elect, Blacks' expectations are high for the historical significance of the event. I find it significant as well, though not for the same reason. I'm just glad that the rest of Black America has caught up what I have known for years: A Black man could have been president for decades.

In my discussion with Blacks who voted for Obama, many of whom are attending the coronation, it appears that Obama has been given a pass on the extravagance of it all, and the $150M (and counting) price tag that comes with it.

Blacks appear to be caught up in the pageantry of it all, feeling as if they have a direct role in it. Thus they appear to be saying, "Get yours, Mr. President", and happy that they in effect were a major reason this so-called historical moment. This was certainly not their opinion on previous inaugurations, where they decried the spending on inaugurations as "wasteful". Obama is outspending all previous presidents, geometrically, if not exponentially. Apparently the rules don't apply for Obama.

How many children could have received college educations, how many homes could have been saved, business started, and so on. These questions aren't being considered by ObamaNation.

Obama's inauguration has been accepted amongst the Black community as payback for years of oppression by America. However they are quick to point out, "…this is just the first step" in the correction of wrongs. So for those of you who believe the race card is dead, I should inform you that the race card is just "on vacation". It will return on Jan 21, and attack its role with the same vigor, pre-Obama.

A next step in correcting of wrongs will come in Obama solidifying the promise he made to the Black community, when Obama begins handing out stimulus checks. Believe it or not, Blacks see this redistribution of wealth as unlegislated reparations. And they are overjoyed with the prospect of their soon-to-be windfalls.

When asked if they are concerned about what this type of spending could do the economy, I got answers like, "…it can't git no worse", or "…that ain't my problem". Blacks are either not aware or unconcerned about the larger impact of Obama's stimulus plan, and/or are comfortable living in myopia.

As for the negative impact on the economy and potential backlash, it would appear that the Black community again will give President Obama yet another pass. The comments I am hearing are things like "…he's inheriting what Bush left him, so it's not his fault". Blacks feel that when you are at the bottom of the socio-economic ladder, the fall won't hurt you. It will be the fat cats who are impacted…not Blacks. So any windfall makes a dramatic impact in their lives, though usually just to provide a respite in "getting by".  But if a Republican president provides an economic stimulus to the economy in the way of a tax cut, then he is considered a pariah.

Further, Blacks appear to be ready to forgive Obama for any slip ups, as can be understood in this direct quote, "…all them other presidents have f*&ked up, so why can't they give the man a chance…" Infer what you will from that comment, but for me, just confirmation again that at least for Blacks, the rules don't apply for Obama.

As for the event itself, Blacks are in DC in droves in order to be a part of this. They want to be able to say, "I was there when…". Most Blacks see this event as ground-breaking, monumental, earth-shattering, with many commenting to me that they never felt they would see this day in their lifetimes. They are exuberant, and many have said to me that they feel as if a weight has been lifted off their shoulders.  They didn't look any lighter to me?

Here's the wrap:

Apparently there remains a great divide between how most Americans feel about opportunity in America, and what the Black community feels. As I said earlier, I have always felt that a Black person would ascend to the presidency, yes even in my lifetime. I just thought it would be a qualified one.

You see, there have been many Black firsts. Jackie Robinson, Arthur Ashe, Jim Brown, Lee Elder, Tiger Woods, to name a few. There have always been unwritten rules for Black "firsts". Be exemplary. And don't screw it up for the rest of us.

I think in the case of Obama…the rules just don't apply.

That's my rant!

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Monday, January 19, 2009

US Economy: Zimbabwe’s Mini-Me

America is beginning to look a lot more like a Zimbabwe "Mini-Me"with each passing day. Similarities are, we have an African leader, he believes he is Robin Hood, and we now talk in terms of "trillions", when speaking of finances.  Corollary:  In Zimbabwe, it is easy to be a trillionaire; and in four years, it may be just as easy in America.

Since this word trillion is now part of our daily lexicon, thanks to Obama, it begs the question, "How big is a trillion?"

If you divided a trillion dollars by 300 million (approximately the population of America), you could give $3,333 to each man, woman and child.   Interest on a trillion dollars at 5% is $137 million a day. At $1T, the National Debt increases by $5 million per minute, and $1T could pay for 6,700,000 homes valued at $150K?

Sounds like we could end the mortgage crisis in one fell swoop? And personally, I am willing to sacrifice, accepting only ten minutes of interest that is earned on $1T. That's me…Mr. Magnanimous!

As for Zimbabwe, they went 100 times better, and introduced the $100 trillion bank note. That Mugabe is a real futurist. Why print a $1T note, when you can get ahead of the curve and print $100T note? Perhaps it is Mugabe who is "the smartest guy in the room" and not Obama. I will wait for the mainstream media to get back with me on that one.

Since Soros is so interested in African politics with his overwhelming support of Obama, and he is obviously interest in "being rich", I think Soros should invest in the Zimbabwe currency. I'd like to know somebody who is a true quadrillionaire, perhaps even a quintillionaire! Let's do the math!

For those of you who were wondering, a quadrillion follows a trillion, then quintillion, septillion and so on, as the chart below indicates:

1 million 1,000,000
2 billion 1,000,000,000
3 trillion 1,000,000,000,000
4 quadrillion 1,000,000,000,000,000
5 quintillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000
6 sextillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
7 septillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
8 octillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
9 nonillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
10 decillion 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

Remember when you were a kid, and they would tell you statistics like, "…if you stacked up one trillion $1 bills, you could reach the sun"? Admittedly, I was the little kid who would say, "Wouldn't all the money burn up, before it reached the sun?" Even at eight years old I was too smart to be a Liberal.  Suffice it to say that, I would consider anything after a decillion a "butttload", wouldn't you?

This Z$100T note is worth US$33 on the black market, according to this article in the Telegraph. And the value literally drops as soon as it is printed. The question you may be asking yourself is, "How does a country get to the point of having to print "buttloads" of money?" The answer might surprise you.

When Mugabe took over in Zimbabwe, he engendered a program called "land reform", whereby he seized the farms of Whites who lived there, and then redistributed [this is actually what they called it] the farms to native Africans. The problem was that the native Zimbabweans did nothing with the farms, since they had never run farms. Nor did they have the capital to run the farms properly.

Now it has been argued that since the native Zimbabweans could not afford to buy this land, it was right for the government to take it from the actual landowners, and gift it to the people who needed it more. I don't need to draw you a map for you to know where this is going.

Welcome to the good ol' USSA? Except even Liberals will not be so blatant as to try to take land. At least not yet. No they will take it from us in taxes, which is exactly what they propose to do. So we are seeing the very beginning of The Zimbabwe Condition in Obama's policies. All that's left to do is to start printing money, and come Jan 20, the presses will be working overtime folks.

Here's the wrap:

When you hear Obama backing down on repeal of the tax breaks "for the rich", and offering additional tax cuts, don't think that he has finally decided to abandon his socialist agenda. All it means is that he has had a "come to Jesus meeting" with those smarter than he, and he has seen his own light. So publicly, he can still be "the smartest guy in the room".

Because unlike Reagan who is looking at how the free market can help energize the economy, Obama still believes that government can do the same. So he will be redistributing the wealth. He just believes that you won't see the sledge hammer overhead, because you will be too busy celebrating your tax break…yes, the tax break that you already are getting, courtesy of W. A bit of liberal trickeration, aka smoke and mirrors.

And in the meantime, America will just keep printing money, just like Zimbabwe. Soon in America, being a millionaire will mean little, financially speaking. And $1000 bills will be like Zimbabwe "Mini-me" dollars - only as good as toilet paper...just worth less.

That's my rant!

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Obama Raises the Dead

How ironic and of course hypocritical that the man who will likely be the undoing of America's military would take a moment to honor those who fought for the honor that will bestowed up him in just a few short hours. The gesture of the visit would mean something, if it were truly more than just a photo op and propaganda ploy for the most anti-military soon-to-be president in America's history.

In his heart Obama sees the fallen war heroes of America as oppressors. They are the "…raiders of villages and killers of innocent women and children." Such is how liberals in general view America's participation in protecting the rights of others, and only asking for enough soil to bury our dead. Never in the history of civilization has a country with so much might, taken so little. American soldiers are liberators, and not oppressors. But you can't get our soon-to-be new Commander-in-Chief to say this publicly.  There is no photo op in that belief...no confetti in that future.

Obama stood on the hallowed grounds of Arlington National Cemetery, hand over his heart, as the bugler played "Taps." How fitting, I thought, because the Obama administration has the potential to play "Taps" for America's military dominance, and "Taps" for America as the beacon for civilization as a whole.  This is how true Conservatives know America to be, and not what the mainstream media wants us to think.

I know that Obama did what any president-elect would do in visiting Arlington National Cemetery. But I contend, that he would have visited an Al Qaeda cemetery had it been along the route. You know, in an effort to be fair.

And the media would have glorified it, as his ability to "...look beyond the terrorism of Al Qaeda", and other flowery poetry, that translated would simply mean, "Obama just publicly bitch-slapped Lady Liberty."

So what are his plans for America's military? 

He wants to set up a civilian equivalent of the military. Here's a bulletin: Such an organization can never exist, because civilians can't do what our military men and women do! And it's an insult to think otherwise. Further we already have the National Guard, and this organization has served us well, in peace time and in war, and that is all we need.

Obama has said that he will revoke "Don't ask, don't tell". Now I am not naïve enough to believe that there were no gays in the military in the past. But the system worked. The military is not there for some social engineer experimentation. Liberals are doing enough of that in the civilian world.

Obama is ushering in a kindler, gentler era for the interrogation of terrorists. They now have the same rights are any America, despite the fact that they want us annihilated. So terrorists will no longer be waterboarded, even if it were to save countless American lives. I wonder what his take on this would be, if it were his daughters in danger? Good news for us Americans is I can guarantee you there are patriots in this country who will tell Obama and any other liberal to kiss their butts, as they beat the crap out of somebody who could do us harm. I am happy to know a few such patriots.

Finally, Obama wants to shut down GITMO, for no other reason than he needs to throw a little raw meat to the pacifists. Where else are we to keep enemy combatants? Oh, my bad, there are no longer any terrorists or nor is there torture.  Let's just give them their day in court, paid for by the American taxpayer; don't worry, we can bear it. And when they are released on a technicality, just let them be free inside our country, with no traceability.  I feel safer already, how about you?

Of course the media has already ordained Obama "the smartest guy in the room" no matter the subject matter. The fact that he knows nothing about the military, military history, military policies or procedures doesn't detract from his ability to "social engineer" the only institution of the government that actually works.  I'd like to see him make better use of his time...maybe just make speeches?

Here's the wrap:

It has been told to me, that Marines who stand at the steps of Air Force One hold their salutes extra long when George W. Bush exits the plane. This gesture is the ultimate sign of respect for a Commander in Chief. 

For Clinton however, they ended their salutes abruptly, even before his back was to them, as a sign of disrespect. This gesture is second only to turning one's back to a ranking officer or not saluting at all.

I'm sure that the ghosts of many of our fallen heroes rose to take a look at the man who could benefit so much from their sacrifices, yet care so little for the cause of freedom. That the ideals for which they fought so hard could be so callously and carelessly disregarded.

I suspect that the ghosts of those American heroes at Arlington National Cemetery rose from their graves to meet the Liberal's Messiah, each turning their backs on him as he passed their grave markers.

That's my rant!

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Saturday, January 17, 2009

Back to the Future – Racist Democrats

I've stolen the race card today, because we Conservatives are in serious need of affirmative action.

As a Black Conservative, I'm beginning to feel like my parents and grandparents must have felt back in the 50s and 60s, when Blacks were being oppressed by Democrats and their racist policies. Because today, Democrats are going "Back to the Future" in the oppression of Conservatives.

I learned recently that the University of Colorado doesn't want to admit a Conservative Fellow, as this
article from Gazette.com points out:

"Far left liberals comprise the majority of faculty at our state's flagship university, the University of Colorado-Boulder. Throughout the country, anyone familiar with the country's largest universities knows they lean far to the left and CU leans farther than most. This has never been in serious dispute. A short visit to the campus will suffice in making this fact perfectly clear. For decades, conservative students who have dared speak their minds at CU have reported harassment and even violent resistance. Though surveys aren't needed to reveal the leftist nature of CU-Boulder, surveys have been done. One showed that 94 percent of the faculty were registered Democrats. At the much smaller Denver campus, 98 percent were Democrats. The remaining 4 percent and 2 percent were comprised of Independents, Greens, Republicans and others."

Admittedly it's been some time, since I was actually inside of a college, having graduated in 1986. But based on what I understand about America's colleges and universities, I would fully expect to see signs like "Liberals Only" on the water coolers, bathrooms, and cafeterias in these institutions of "lower learning."

It appears that liberals have shifted their oppression from Blacks and other minorities, their vitriol now pointed at Conservatives. And they are using the same tactics as their kinsmen the KKK did in the 1950s,

"…For decades, conservative students who have dared speak their minds at CU have reported harassment and even violent resistance."

Liberals are for
all points of view…except those that differ from theirs? Hypocrits. And you don't have to look too far back in history to understand why Democrats feel this way about Conservatives. After all, Conservative values map perfectly with Black values. Let's examine the Black family, circa 1950.

Black families of the 1950s were for the most part,
whole, nuclear families, with both parents present in the home. Both parents worked, usually at menial jobs, but they managed to pay their bills, and get home to eat with their kids. 
There was a focus on education, as back then it was something that was not readily available to Blacks back then, as it is today.

The core of the 1950s Black family was a strong spiritual foundation, which permeated into society as a whole.

Being raised by my grandparents, I was exposed to those 1950s Black sensibilities, when I was given $10 by a friend of mine. My grandmother thought I might have stolen it, so she took me to my friend's house, and made me tell my story, in front of God and everybody. My friend thankfully admitted giving me the money. I was made to give it back anyway.

A powerful lesson for seven-year old to get, which was, "…
you can't get something for nothing." A conservative value, and a concept that leaves liberals contemplating their navels.

So what are liberals so afraid of? This was the same question people were asking in the 1950s about Black people, until a decade later Blacks revolted. And we had a little help.

With the help of Republicans, the cause of civil rights was again at the forefront. For those of you who may have forgotten, Republicans had earlier taken up this mantle for Blacks when Republicans FREED THE SLAVES! Sorry to get a little loud there. And when Khrushchev sent Kennedy back home with his tail between his legs, so he would listen to that great Black Republican, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, the cause of civil rights was finally seen as politically expedient by those racist Democrats.

Here's the wrap:

Frankly I am not surprised by the Liberals' racist intimidation tactics. From where I sit, it is just the circular pattern of life. This time however they are smart enough to not use water cannons and police dogs. Oh, and their targets are more difficult to spot.

That's my rant!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Obama Speaks to Bush

The original title of this article on Yahoo News was Obama Speaks to Bush on $350B Bailout Funds. I found this title humorous, as I envisioned Obama on the same religious pilgrimage as Moses. Recall that God spoke through the burning bush, and asked Moses to free the Jews from the Egyptians.

Apparently Obama had a modern-day burning bush moment, since he feels he needs to free the enslaved $350B bailout funds from the coffers of the evil treasury, and has asked George Bush to help.

Surely no liberal would argue with Obama encountering a "burning Bush", pardon the pun.

"The Lord said, "I have indeed seen the misery of My people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey…"

So this 21st-century version of Obama's encounter with the burning bush, Obama is asking that the suffering of his people be eased by having the remainder of the bailout funds "at his disposal", when he takes office. Because he really did promise to rescue his people from their enslavers, and to bring them to the land of milk and honey, did he not. I guess the idea of America being, "The Land of Opportunity", well that just takes too much work.

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, yearning to...get on welfare?"

How stupid of me to have believed America to be the land of opportunity, before ObamaSpeak became part of my daily lexicon? Let's just cut to the shortcut, and eliminate the idea of success taking a little elbow grease. Why work for it, when the government is there to just give it to you?

Obama wants $350B "at his disposal", [his words, and a fitting way in which to refer to it] when he takes office. And here we can't even track Obama's campaign donations! Add to this the fact that $350B of our money has already gone AWOL, and it was his team who approved it. Will somebody issue an Amber Alert for that money?

You must appreciate, no marvel at the ease in which guys like Obama deflect from their lack of fiscal responsibility, then in the next breath ask for more money. That takes guts.

It's like getting caught by your wife on a date with another woman, and before she can get indignant, you ask her if you can date one of her friends. "Honey, you already know Susan, my secretary. Yeah, I was wondering if you could hook me up with your friend, Janet? Can we make that happen?"

Now the conspiracy theorist in me believes I have the answer to where the new $350B will go.

Recall that I recently blogged about the President-select's package, and the fact that it was reduced from $1.2T to around $755M, in a rarely performed de-emphasizing surgical procedure, known as a "MoreSellableBudgetectomy". Well that $350B would just about make up for that MoreSellableBudgetectomy, now wouldn't it? And Madoff is the only guy going to jail...Incredulous!

I find the bailouts similar in nature to the state lotteries. States enact this form of legalized gambling under the guise of helping fund education, repair roads and bridges, and to reduce the tax burden on the public. But only a small percentage reaches the schools, and other things for which they were earmarked. The rest just sort of disappears as "rounding errors" in the budgets.

Here's the wrap:

As soon as Obama takes office, Congress will likely have greased the skids on Obama's almost $800B spending package. The package to this day has no specifics, just vagaries of a lot of jobs to be created by the Fed.

I don't know about you, but I've had about enough of the "trust me, I'm a doctor" approach with this group, haven't you? Anybody know the location of that talking bush. Maybe it can point us to that $350B we can't seem to find.

That's my rant!

© 2009 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved


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Economic Impact of Obama’s Coronation

With all the hoopla surrounding the coronation of Obama, you would think that you wouldn't be able to find a place to stay in DC. Prices for a week's rental of modest accommodations were said to be going for $10,000 a week, right after the election. One of my Black friends who hails from DC commented about a month ago, that he was going to "get over" on all of this, by renting his place out. He figured on a quick $5-10K to usher in the new prosperity that Obama would bring. Yes, he's a wit of the nit kind…a liberal.

Market forces have conspired against my liberal friend, and it appears that supply has outstripped demand. Nice places are now supposedly going for $150 a night. Not exactly "rock star" prices, as people thought they would be. I called my friend to ask if he was now looking for a print to put on the wall, where he had imagined that 50" flat screen? Snicker.

As for Obama and the coronation, maybe all that glitters is not bling? Has Obama's gold plating begun to rub off to reveal the nickel alloy underneath? Likely it really is just liberalism at play. Let me explain.

The thing that most liberals are, be they rich or poor, is cheap. The tie that binds.
Rich liberals are the types who will tip you $1, no matter what the cost of their meal was or whatever service you performed. The really old ones will tip that dollar, and remind you of the past, when they had no money to spend, and how they watched their mothers and fathers toil. They won't make reference of their toll, because most are 'trust-fund' babies, who have not truly worked a day in their lives.

Then there are rich liberals with celebrity status. They may be worse than the bunch just described, because they believe that just their appearance is enough to warrant preferential treatment. So they don't pick up tabs, yet expect rock star treatment. Forget the cause. They will stay with Washington insiders who want to "star screw" their way into all the galas.  To paraphrase God, these liberals' mantra is, "I am who I am".

The good news for the DC economy is that there are not that many of these types. The bad news for the DC economy is the "other" liberals who will be attending. And they will be there in droves.

And it is this group of cheap liberals, all of whom believe that they will get their pound of flesh from the new administration. They will be converging from all over America, actually the world, to witness this "historic" moment.

DC will be overrun with both Africans and "African Americans", and DC is about to learn the true meaning of "the hookup". There will be beatniks, peaceniks, greenniks, and other "niks" of all ilks, reminiscent of Woodstock. And rightfully so, since this coronation is little more than a rock concert. The passing of the baton to a new King of Soul. After all, James Brown is dead.

Most of these liberals will be staying with friends, and checking into hotel rooms like bands of gypsies. The occupancy, or should I say "over-occupancy" of rooms will rival a college "stuff the Volkswagen" fraternity stunt.

Many will sleep in their cars or vans, and "wash up" at a gas station. Yes, this will be a real FunkFest, but George Clinton of Parliament won't be playing.

And the DC businesses will feel little impact. Because liberals invented BYOB. Liberals will unpack their coolers, filled with kool-aid and green tea. For dinner? Ginger root and lemon grass…oh, and lots of chicken.

Here's the wrap:

You will get a real glimpse of ObamaNation in a few days. Many of you will witness first-hand how the citizens of ObamaNation live, and how they live to take advantage of the system. You've seen these people. They got into the show for free, but they don't want to pay the 'two drink minimum'.

That's my rant!

© 2009 Kevin Jackson – The Black Sphere All Rights Reserved
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