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Monday, March 31, 2008

Obama Says He Doesn't Want His Daughters Punished with a Baby

Barack Obama has been having to do a lot of expanding on his remarks lately. The latest is one too creepy to just brush off.

"When it comes specifically to HIV/AIDS, the most important prevention is education, which should include -- which should include abstinence education and teaching the children -- teaching children, you know, that sex is not something casual. But it should also include -- it should also include other, you know, information about contraception because, look, I've got two daughters. 9 years old and 6 years old. I am going to teach them first of all about values and morals. But if they make a mistake, I don't want them punished with a baby. I don't want them punished with an STD at the age of 16. You know, so it doesn't make sense to not give them information."

That's what he said, "punished with a baby." He later mentioned his tow daughters were miracles. He may well feel they are but he obviously thinks that children born out of wedlock are punishment. Why else would he say such a thing? Is this the kind of attitude he developed at the feet of Jeremiah Wright or did he come to such a dim view of children all on his own? This is why, as he likes to remind us, that words have meaning.


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Sgt. Keith Matthew Maupin's Remains Found in Iraq

Matthew Maupin, a 20-year-old University of Cincinnati student and Sam's Club employee, had been in Iraq just six weeks when his fuel convoy was ambushed on April 9, 2004. Members of the Army Reserve's 724th Transportation Company were attacked near Baghdad, and Maupin was captured.

A week later, Arab television network Al-Jazeera showed a video of Maupin sitting on the floor surrounded by five masked men holding automatic rifles.

A later Al-Jazeera video, deemed of poor quality, showed insurgents assembling a firing squad to kill an American prisoner. But Army officials said the tape didn't clearly identify the prisoner.

His remains were found recently somewhere in Iraq. I don't suppose the Code Pink people will be protesting an obvious war crime such as this. They are too worried about prisoners we have who might have underwear put over their head. The death of a prisoner held by our adversaries can't compare in their eyes to prisoners in Gitmo sitting around twiddling their thumbs.

Truth is if the tiny gaggle of women who agitate for our surrender in Iraq were all stacked up on top of each other would not reach the stature necessary to tie the laces on Sgt. Maupin's boots.

More than 100 people familiar with the Maupin family's plight turned up last night at the Yellow Ribbon Support Center east of Cincinnati for an impromptu candlelight vigil, family friend June Izzi-Bailey said.

"Everybody came to see them," Izzi-Bailey said. "They're holding up as well as they can, considering that they were really expecting him to come home."

The Maupins created the support center, a nonprofit group dedicated to improving troop morale. Within two years of their son's capture, the Maupins and the center had mailed nearly 30,000 care packages to soldiers; they included pictures of their son and the request that they keep on the lookout for him.

God Bless the Maulpin Family.


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Saturday, March 22, 2008

Obama's Church Published Hamas Anti-Israel Article

Barack Obama and his sycophants can make all the claims that he was not in attendance at his church when his pastor made controversial statements but they can't get around the perverseness of Rev. Wright's hatred of white's, America and Israel. I have posted a copy of a July 22, 2007 excerpt from the church bulletin I saw over at Bizzy Blog. There they have an extensive examination of the publications the church has produced on line. The one I have posted here is a reprint in the church bulletin under the "Pastor's Page" heading of a statement by the Deputy of the political bureau of Hamas, Mousa Abu Marzook and endorsed by Pastor Jeremiah Wright.

Obama can say all he wants about whether or not he was at church but he needs to explain why he chose to remain at such a place that spews such vitriol both in the pulpit and in writhing. If he rejects these statements he has come lately to this position or he is full of bologna. I smell a deli.


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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Obama Does the Race Dance

Obama's big moment to tackle the race issue turned out to be nothing but more running around it. Americans want to see this put to rest. Unfortunately people such as Rev Wright, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton and the Democrat party won't stop stirring the pot. They have made too much money and gained too much power exploiting race divisions to want to see the issue laid to rest. Obama could have stated driving the stake through the heart of racial exploitation but chose to leave flowers instead.

But for all those who scratched and clawed their way to get a piece of the American Dream, there were many who didn't make it - those who were ultimately defeated, in one way or another, by discrimination. That legacy of defeat was passed on to future generations - those young men and increasingly young women who we see standing on street corners or languishing in our prisons, without hope or prospects for the future. Even for those blacks who did make it, questions of race, and racism, continue to define their worldview in fundamental ways. For the men and women of Reverend Wright's generation, the memories of humiliation and doubt and fear have not gone away; nor has the anger and the bitterness of those years. That anger may not get expressed in public, in front of white co-workers or white friends. But it does find voice in the barbershop or around the kitchen table. At times, that anger is exploited by politicians, to gin up votes along racial lines, or to make up for a politician's own failings...

... In fact, a similar anger exists within segments of the white community. Most working- and middle-class white Americans don't feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race. Their experience is the immigrant experience - as far as they're concerned, no one's handed them anything, they've built it from scratch. They've worked hard all their lives, many times only to see their jobs shipped overseas or their pension dumped after a lifetime of labor. They are anxious about their futures, and feel their dreams slipping away; in an era of stagnant wages and global competition, opportunity comes to be seen as a zero sum game, in which your dreams come at my expense. So when they are told to bus their children to a school across town; when they hear that an African American is getting an advantage in landing a good job or a spot in a good college because of an injustice that they themselves never committed; when they're told that their fears about crime in urban neighborhoods are somehow prejudiced, resentment builds over time.

These two paragraphs sum up the problem Obama has. He sees race first. Black people who feel defeated because of their race and White people resenting the lack of privilege they should have because of their race. It is all bologna. If he had called it such he could have addressed the crutchs people use to excuse their own failure by blaming someone else. If he held racism as being so abhorrent as he claims he would not have spent twenty years with a church that tolerates this nonsense.

The time is right to deal with this issue but Barack Obama is not the right man.


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Friday, March 14, 2008

Obama Responds

Obama has finally come out with a statement addressing the Rev. Wright's inflammatory comments in sermons he has given at the church the Obama family has attended for 20 years.

"Let me say at the outset that I vehemently disagree and strongly condemn the statements that have been the subject of this controversy," he said in the statement. "I categorically denounce any statement that disparages our great country or serves to divide us from our allies. I also believe that words that degrade individuals have no place in our public dialogue, whether it's on the campaign stump or in the pulpit. In sum, I reject outright the statements by Rev. Wright that are at issue."

This statement begs some questions. How could he have been attending this church for twenty years and not been aware of what this nit wit has been saying? Why has he been attending services there if he "vehemently disagree[s] and strongly condemn[s] the statements that have been the subject of this controversy,"?

One does not choose a church lightly. He is there because he finds value in the message or in just being associated with the organization. Neither reason speaks well for the ideas the Obama's identify with. It puts the "I'm finally proud of my country" of Michelle Obama in perspective. Ideas like this do not form in a vacuum. The influence of Rev. Wright is clear and the fact that he is still part of the campaign means his ideas are still valued by the Obama's.


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Modern Math

A loyal reader sent this by email. It is too funny not to share.

On my visit to Savannah last week I purchased a burger at Burger King
$1.58. The counter girl took my $2, and I was digging for my change
when I
pulled 8 cents from my pocket and gave it to her. She stood there,
the nickel and 3 pennies, while looking at the screen on her register.
sensed her discomfort and tried to tell her to just give me two
but she hailed the manager for help. While he tried to explain the
transaction to her, she stood there and cried. Why do I tell you this?
Because of the evolution in teaching math since you and I went to
the 1950s:

1. Teaching Math In 1950s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production
4/5 of the price. What is his profit?

2. Teaching Math In 1960s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100 His cost of production is

4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

3. Teaching Math In 1970s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production
$80. Did he make a profit?

4. Teaching Math In 1980s
A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production
$80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

5. Teaching Math In 1990s
A logger cuts down a beautiful forest because he is selfish and
inconsiderate and cares nothing for the habitat of animals or the
preservation of our woodlands. He does this so he can make a profit of
$20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class
participation after answering the question: How did the birds and
squirrels feel as the logger cut down their homes? (There are no wrong
answers, and if you feel like crying, it's ok.)

6. Teaching Math In 2008
Un hachero vende una carretada de maderapara $100. El costo de la
producciones es $80. Cuanto dinero ha hecho?

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Spitzer and Democrat Values

Nearly 24 hours have passed since Gov. Spitzer announced he had been caught frequenting prostitutes. I have yet to hear a Democrat or liberal condemn what he has done or call for him to resign. On the contrary. There are many who are lamenting his tragic foolishness and some who are defending the institution of prostitution as if it's getting some kind of moral bad rap it doesn't deserve.

After the last presidential election the Democrats made all kinds of noise about how they were also a party of values. They were trying to capture some of the values voters that tipped the scale for George Bush by trying to impress them God talk and other such nonsense.

Gov. Spitzer has delivered the Democrats a fine opportunity to jump on the values band wagon. He is well known for being arrogant and sanctimonious. Now that his hypocrisy has been unmasked hardly a soul would think it mean to pile on and push him over the side politically. Yet there are no Democrats or liberals who can be heard calling for him to step down. No feminists calling him a pig. No liberal ministers calling for him to do the right thing. No reporters hounding his spokesmen for any word on when he will step down. No liberal politicians calling for an investigation into possible ties to organized crime. No presidential candidates condemning government corruption in spite of having made the claims they will clean it up if elected. No understanding that there is value to protecting the institution of marriage because there is no understanding by these people of why it has value.

Their silence speaks volumes.


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