Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our Leader Looks Like a Wimp Compared to... The French??

Okay, something is wrong when the French President is tougher on Iran than the US President. I mean, doesn't this quote sound like some Bizzarro world version of a news story, "[French] President Sarkozy in particular pushed hard [to confront Iran]. He had been "frustrated" for months about Mr. Obama's reluctance to confront Iran, a senior French government official told us, and saw an opportunity to change momentum." Instead, we find Obama didn't want to spoil his 'image of success' for the first UN meeting he attended.

So, we have a President who causes the French to say, "America needs to be tougher." A President who is more concerned with the appearance of success instead of actually doing real work for success. Wow. Could an "inexperienced" leader, like Sarah Palin, have done any worse?

Hat Tip - Powerline

Monday, September 28, 2009

Debate on Morality

Wow! This video is really incredible. It looks at "morality" from a different perspective than some may think. It essentially says, in the search for the 'real' we must all, conservative and liberal alike, give up some of our preconceived ideas about 'good' and 'evil' morality.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wow!! Do We Have Another President Wishing to Reform Language?

So, the last president to get into language peccadilloes was a Democrat who carefully guided the conversation about his philanderings, and if he lied about them. This time, we have a Democrat who won't acknowledge the new healthcare bill would be a tax on people, even though the bill itself includes the word "tax" not once, but twice.

Guess what, when you try to set yourself up as the lone authority on EVERYTHING, people tend to believe you have dictatorial tendencies and stop trusting you. See the video of Obama attempting to singlehandedly redefine the English language below.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday Awesome!

I saw this image and just couldn't resist reposting it.

I suppose, if you're going to help out the community, you should be recognized for your efforts.

Hat Tip - Hot Air

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Big ACORN Story... or Not?

So, if you're an independent minded person who surfs multiple political sites on the web, you've probably run across the Big Government web site's continuing story about ACORN. Even the liberal news site Huffington Post has an article about it. CNN has some coverage of the story, but you have to search for it.

Apparently, a national organization that receives Federal funds offering illegal advice doesn't draw repoting from most main stream news outlets. When they do report it, they sound more like apologists instead of investigatory news agencies.

So my thought for everyone out there is watch the videos, read the transcripts, review the reporting then make up your own mind. Believe me, this story is far from over.

Monday, September 14, 2009

A Short, Powerful Article

One phrase I've heard before is about a "war to the knife." The idea is that you fight hard, until the job is done, even if you have to get up close. This means fighting until your enemy is well and truly defeated and not capitulating because the way is hard for you.

Today, I read a great article in Real Clear Politics by David Warren. His article talks about how the Allies stopped short of completing the job in WWI, which inevitably led to WWII. He rightly points out that something similar happened in Iraq during the first Gulf War, which necessitated the need for Gulf War II to finish the job and remove the destabilising dictator, Saddam Hussein.

As Warren continues his article, he points to mistakes happening now, mistakes that are allowing our War on Terror to flag and weakening our country. That he manages to cover all of this so clearly in under 800 makes this a must read article.

Hat Tip - Hot Air

Friday, September 11, 2009

Remember the Fallen

Today is a day to remember. Today, we all should take a moment and think about what happened 8 years ago. We were attacked because our way of life, our foibles, our freedoms insulted their religion.

We should nver forget. We should always remember that Radical Islamists, supported by men who grow rich off of a product they sell in our country to fuel our lives, took advantage of our modern marvels to wound us.

Hat Tip - Power Line

Something More to Add

I'm sure that many blogs and web sites will publish great articles by paid pundits about the meaning of this date. Even the "progressive" Huffingtonpost.com site has analysis of the importance of the date.

To me, many of these paid pundits' arguements pale in comparison to the words of "Doctor Zero," an unpaid writer who posted a short article at HotAir.com's Greenroom. His post, "Falling Through Fire," stirred my heart. Doctor Zero correctly points out that the same courage and fortitude that stiffened the backs of the men on Bunker Hill helped the resolve of the individuals on Flight 93.

Read the entire article to feel the full effect.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Obama's Plan to Help HR3200

So, in the wake of the vigorous debate and reaction against the Democratically sponsored legislation to reform Health Care in the US, President Obama feels it is necessary that he step forward to clarify the Federal Government's position.

Michael Ramirez's cartoon pre-sages how successful this will be.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

This is What I Want

The Hot Air web site allows certain private individuals to post comments and short articles. Occaisionally, one of the articles is promoted out of the discussion area and displayed on the main site. One recent article, I ran across really underlines what needs to happen in Congress.

Recall that one of the main reasons the Democrats were able to make a come back in Congress was because of the failings of the Republicans in office. Instead of focusing on what their constituents wanted, these Republicans kept pushing through bills that lined their own pockets. This pork barrel spending is more akin to what people expect from "Big Government" Democrats than "Small Government" Republicans.

The article lays out, from a rational American's perspective, what Republicans will have to do to take advantage of the weakness in the Democratic-led Legislature. This includes "reductions in government speding" and "address health care." Read the full text of the article for more.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Great Rebuttal of Flawed Logic

This video is amazing! It takes an argument started by a "Progressive" and totally destroys it. Amazing!