Archive for March, 2012
Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged Conservative, Economy, farrakhan, martin, motivated, news, Obama, opinion, Politics, racially, Republican, righthook, sharpton, trayvon on March 24, 2012| 14 Comments »
It’s always heartbreaking to hear about the tragic death of a teen, but what’s just as tragic is when people use these incidents to stir up hate and division, or to further a political agenda. Sadly, this has happened in the Trayvon Martin case.
Trayvon, a 17 year old in Florida, was shot and killed by neighborhood watch captain, George Zimmerman. Although Zimmerman claimed to have shot Trayvon in self-defense, and the incident is still being investigated, media outlets were quick to pounce on the story, characterizing it as a racially motivated incident.
As usual, Al Sharpton, a “civil rights activist” (and I use the term loosely), was more than willing to jump headfirst into the fray, riling up crowds and demanding justice. Louis Farrakhan, a race baiter and hatemonger, also weighed in, making comments that have been interpreted as “veiled threats“.
Then along comes President Obama. Typically, former presidents have stayed away from commenting on these types of local issues. But not this president. He seems to be more than willing to comment on them, even without all of the facts in a case, if they’re potentially racially motivated. You will recall the 2009 incident between black Harvard professor, Henry Louis Gates and white police Sgt. James Crowley, and the “beer summit” that followed. Obama said the officer “acted stupidly“, when the president admittedly did not have all the facts.
While the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is still being investigated, Obama took questions about the incident, calling for “soul searching” and stating that all parents should understand why we should fully investigate the incident, adding “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon”.
While I agree that Trayvon’s death was horrible, why did Obama choose this particular incident in which to speak out? What about the white 13 year old who had gasoline poured on him, and was set on fire by black teens, while they yelled “you get what you deserve, white boy” ? Where is the outrage from President Obama and the mainstream media? In fact, the story has been suppressed by the media. What about the 11 year old boy who was shot in Chicago just days ago, while standing outside with his 7 year old brother and his friends? Where is the national media on that story? Where is Al Sharpton? Why isn’t he demanding justice for this crime? Is it because the shooter wasn’t white?
Is it more than a coincidence that Obama chose to speak out about this particular story? Was it for political gain? Was it an attempt to further divide us as a nation? You make the call.
Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged Conservative, Economy, gas, hypocrisy, keystone, news, Obama, oil, opinion, pipeline, Politics, prices, Republican, righthook on March 22, 2012| 6 Comments »
For weeks, gas prices have been climbing, and Obama has repeatedly stated that we can’t drill our way out of the problem. He even went as far as mocking Republicans for their interests in drilling, and compared them to the “flat-earthers” of Columbus days. At the same time, he’s promoting drilling, by claiming that we’re drilling now more than ever. This statement would lead one to believe that he supports drilling and is signing permits left and right, while the truth is that the drilling is on private land only. Obama has continued to stall on permits for drilling in the Gulf.
Now he’s taken this hypocrisy a step further. While he still claims drilling won’t fix the problem, and actually killed the Keystone Pipeline project just two months ago, he’s trying to take credit for the southern half of the Keystone Pipeline project moving forward, and has even scheduled an appearance there today. In addition, he had the audacity to claim that he pushed through the red tape and bureaucracy to get it done. Hmm…isn’t he the red tape and bureaucracy? So, he denied the application for the pipeline in January, but now he’s the reason it’s going forward? How curious! Here are a few snippets of his speech:
Now, under my administration, America is producing more oil today than at any time in the last eight years. (Applause.) That’s important to know. Over the last three years, I’ve directed my administration to open up millions of acres for gas and oil exploration across 23 different states. We’re opening up more than 75 percent of our potential oil resources offshore. We’ve quadrupled the number of operating rigs to a record high. We’ve added enough new oil and gas pipeline to encircle the Earth and then some.
So we are drilling all over the place — right now. That’s not the challenge. That’s not the problem. In fact, the problem in a place like Cushing is that we’re actually producing so much oil and gas in places like North Dakota and Colorado that we don’t have enough pipeline capacity to transport all of it to where it needs to go — both to refineries, and then, eventually, all across the country and around the world. There’s a bottleneck right here because we can’t get enough of the oil to our refineries fast enough. And if we could, then we would be able to increase our oil supplies at a time when they’re needed as much as possible.
Now, right now, a company called TransCanada has applied to build a new pipeline to speed more oil from Cushing to state-of-the-art refineries down on the Gulf Coast. And today, I’m directing my administration to cut through the red tape, break through the bureaucratic hurdles, and make this project a priority, to go ahead and get it done. (Applause.)
Now, you wouldn’t know all this from listening to the television set. (Laughter.) This whole issue of the Keystone pipeline had generated, obviously, a lot of controversy and a lot of politics. And that’s because the original route from Canada into the United States was planned through an area in Nebraska that supplies some drinking water for nearly 2 million Americans, and irrigation for a good portion of America’s croplands. And Nebraskans of all political stripes — including the Republican governor there — raised some concerns about the safety and wisdom of that route.
This project was underway well before Obama got involved. But he’s taking credit anyway, and the media is right beside him, praising him for it….while also supporting his claim that drilling is pointless, when it comes to fixing the rising gas prices. Makes perfect sense, doesn’t it.
In Boulder City, [NV] however, renewables have produced no lower energy costs. Instead, in late 2009, the city approved a 35 percent rate hike, while power generated by Copper Mountain is to go to Southern California — rather than serve Nevadans whose taxes helped finance the plant.
The solar energy is being sold by Sempra to California, which has mandated that 33 percent of the state’s energy must come from renewable sources by 2020.
5 fulltime employees is all they have. And the Nevada tax payers have subsidized this thing to see nothing in return! And they will never see their money returned on this either:
according to the U.S. Department of Energy, solar-PV energy will cost three and a half times more than energy from traditional sources such as coal.
This is nothing more than another Solyndra on a little smaller scale…
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Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged american, ayers, barack, bill, Conservative, Economy, jeremiah, news, Obama, opinion, people, Politics, Republican, righthook, thinker, wright on March 21, 2012| 3 Comments »
Barack Obama has assembled a frightening assortment of appointments, friends, and associates. The following few are merely the tip of the sword Barack Obama wields in his plan to transform America in his own image.
Reverend Jeremiah Wright
The racialist black supremacist of “god damn America” fame presided over the Obama’s marriage as well as baptizing Sasha and Malia. Barack and Michelle perched in a pew, listening while the Right Reverend Wright preached racialism and hatred from the pulpit, for 20 years. He may not deserve the “Right” or the “Reverend,” being decidedly unrighteous and un-entitled to reverence. Yet the president heard nothing from his “spiritual mentor,” the man who actually coined the phrase “audacity of hope,” the title of the president’s hugely successful second autobiography. When you are a truly great man, one just won’t do.
Rick Perry once hunted at a club where, 25 years ago, a racial epithet was scrawled on a rock by the front gate; he was labeled a racist. Yet Obama listened for decades while a man preached vile racial hatred from the pulpit, and like Sgt. Shultz from Hogan’s Heroes, he knew nothing and saw nothing.
Terrorist Bill Ayers
A founding member of the Weather Underground and unrepentant terrorist, he and his wife planted explosives in federal buildings in 1970s. He hosted one of the first fundraisers for our transformational messiah. He was just a guy in the neighborhood, the president has claimed. A neighborhood in which a convicted felon, Antoin Rezko, helped our future president buy the mansion he could not afford for less than it was worth.
Yet Ayers’ style of writing bears remarkable similarities to the president’s first autobiography Dreams from My Father, but not to anything else the president has ever penned before or after, thin though the selection may be, limited by a decided lack of production from the smartest man to ever hold the office.
Posted in Economy, News, Opinion, Politics, tagged afghanistan, benefits, bias, Bible, Clinton, Conservative, Economy, karzai, military, news, Obama, opinion, Politics, quran, Republican, righthook, soldiers on March 14, 2012| 16 Comments »
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had about all I can take with Obama’s clear bias against our military, and frankly, our country. He continues to apologize to our enemies, while refusing to look out for our soldiers, the men and women who put their lives on the line every day for us. Here are just a few examples:
President Obama and Secretary of State Clinton apologized profusely to Afghans when our soldiers burned some copies of the Quran, which had extremist messages in them. Important to note is the fact that, per Islamic law, any Quran that has been written in, has been defiled, and can only be cleansed or purified by burning it (a part of this story that has been widely ignored). The liberal media was outraged by our soldiers’ behavior. Yet, our government instructed our military to burn Bibles sent to our soldiers in Afghanistan, to avoid offending Muslims, and no one seemed to care.
Obama and Clinton recently apologized once again when a “deranged” soldier, as he’s been termed, killed 16 Afghan civilians (which I agree, was a horrible act). Obama labels this U.S. soldier a “terrorist”. Yet, he refuses to call Major Hasan a terrorist, when he opened fire and killed 13 of our own soldiers, including a pregnant women, and injured another 29, while screaming “Allahu Akbar”. There was no doubt this was driven by his faith in Islam, as his behavior leading up to the incident clearly exhibited. Yet, Obama instead refers to this as nothing more than a “workplace incident”.
Obama proposed cuts in military pay for active and retired soldiers, yet leaves unionized civilian defense workers’ benefits untouched.
Obama unveils plan to close bases and reduce troops, claiming we’ll still maintain our “military superiority”, while Panetta admits it will pose greater risks.
The list goes on. It is quite evident that President Obama is not looking out for the best interests of our troops. He seems more concerned with the opinions of the Muslim world than he does the interests and security of the American people. He’s more worried about offending Afghan president Hamad Karzai, a man who is extremely corrupt and just recently backed a code of conduct allowing men to beat their wives, saying it was “in line with Islamic law”. Is this the type of person we should be worried about offending? Why don’t we speak out against this behavior? We say nothing about their human rights violations, yet our president sends a three-page apology letter on behalf of our soldiers (which, by the way, the White House would not release…so much for transparency).
Well, I say It’s time we make some cuts of our own, and vote Obama and his cronies O.U.T.