Obama’s indifference to the flag that McCain almost died for

I have blogged before that I believe Obama does not appreciate this country, does not fully comprehend the wisdom of our founders and simply does not take seriously the symbols of our country……particularly our flag!

First, Obama tried to spin the notion that NOT wearing “that pin” is patriot….that pin happens to be the flag lapel pin that almost all politicians have worn since 9/11. In his own words….

Then Obama didn’t have the frame of mind (of patriotism) to place his hand over his heart while his fellow candidates did…..

Oh, by the way, he also befriends those who wish to trash the flag.  William Ayers, shown below, bombed the Capitol and does not regret it and wishes he could have done more… That’s Ayers with the flag on the ground at his feet…..Remember, Ayers kicked off Obama’s Illinois Senate Campaign at his home…Obama has known Ayers for years and worked toegether on boards with him in Chicago.

Then there is the latest saga in the “I will show my patriotism in my actions” circus that is the Obama campaign……

OVER 12,000 American flags were left in the trash to be disposed at the Democratic National Convention.  This is pretty symbolic of Obama’s and the Left’s feelings for the US flag.  Is this what Obama meant by I’ll show my patriotism by my actions (see pics below)?  (These pics depict trashed flags at the DNC.)


You know what happened to some of the 12,000 flags?

A war-hero who nearly died to protect that flag, John McCain, has begun handing the flags out at his rallies.

Hat tip: Denver Post Blogs and RedState.com


DNC Agenda: Living up to the principles of the Left

One of the bloggers I read regularly was able to get his hands on the printed agenda for the Democratic National Convention….  wow…..they really did practice what they preach:

2008 Democrat National Convention Schedule of Events


7:15 pm  PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE U.N. (in Spanish first, then English)

7:25 pm  NONRELIGIOUS PRAYER AND WORSHIP – Jesse Jackson & Al Sharpton

7:45 pm  CEREMONIAL TREE HUGGING – Darryl Hanna and Sheryl Crow



8:15 pm  GAY WEDDING PLANNING – Rosie O’Donnel and Ellen Degeneres



9:00 pm  MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR SADDAM AND HIS SONS – Cindy Sheehan and Susan Sarandon





11:30 pm  OVAL OFFICE AFFAIRS – William Jefferson Clinton



12: 15 am  TRUTH IN BROADCASTING AWARD presented to Dan Rather by Michael Moore


12:30 am  SATELLITE ADDRESS – Mahmoud Ahmadinejad






1:40 am  Bill Clinton gawks at possible McCain VP

1:45 am  Bill Clinton switches party affiliations.

See entire post at The DNC Agenda – Just in case you missed it.

(PS For all of you lefties who, for some reason, have no way to detect humor….THIS AGENDA IS A JOKE AND MEANT TO BE FUNNY….OK…now you can laugh!….There that feels better doesn’t it?)

Fresh from Barackopolis – “I Have a Dream of Socialism” speech

Barackopolis - Socialism for the masses   (AP Photo)

Barackopolis - Socialism for the masses (AP Photo)

I was just able to make it through Obama’s “I Have a Dream of Socialism” speech.  I was physically nauseated at the end….not sure if it is my gallbladder acting up or the speech itself…probably both.

My somewhat random thoughts on this speech:

Barack Obama is a smooth talker that is for sure.  I get angry when I listen to him and his cohorts knock down the “last 8 years” as if Bush was the devil and we’ve all been in poverty since January, 2001.

According to Obama, almost no one has a job, our military men and women are all abused when returning home, people have lost their homes because of mean-old-bad-Bushie, and our kids are barely learning how to count in school!

Excuse me, but most of the embellished facts or out right lies of “broken” America that Obama states, are the same old issues that every Democrat candidate talks about in every Presidential election since Reagan (and probably before).  Thank God the Dems have had only 8 years in Presidential power since Reagan, but they have also had many years of Congressional control….if these issues are so out of control, then why the heck haven’t the Democrats taken care of all of these same issues they discuss every four years?

Nothing Obama mentions is new, yet he packages his rhetoric as if his ascent to power will bring the biggest change to ever be available for the country since its founding…..come to think of it…he is probably right about that……

Speaking of CHANGE….Obama eluded to the fact that he is NEW (again, that word) to Washington whereas McCain is a Washington insider.  Therefore, with Obama we will have a NEW America.  Here is what he said:

I know there are those who dismiss such beliefs as happy talk. They claim that our insistence on something larger, something firmer and more honest in our public life is just a Trojan Horse for higher taxes and the abandonment of traditional values. And that’s to be expected. Because if you don’t have any fresh ideas, then you use stale tactics to scare the voters. If you don’t have a record to run on, then you paint your opponent as someone people should run from.

Well, you know what?…..The experience and background from which Obama draws is radically different than that of most Americans.   And yes, I do insist that he is a “happy talker and a sleezy walker”.  Obama talks a good line while, behind the scenes, he engages in “stale tactics” to silence his critics.  Worse yet, he is also a man who believes in silencing permanently a newborn baby born of a botched abortion

In Obama’s case it isn’t a matter of abandoning traditional values…as far as the eye can see, he has never even held traditional values!

As far as fresh ideas…Obama’s ideas are not “fresh”…..the founders of this country had fresh ideas, experience, and hard core values that defined their lives and their actions.   We reap the benefit of those men, their ideas, and their fortitude to this very day.  

Most of us Americans of the TRULY patriotic sort are not partaking of the vessel filled with Obama’s Red Koolaid……and, most of all, we are not ready to throw the Founder’s of our country under Obama’s bus….

What Obama proposes is a NEW direction for America….and it is not “happy change.”   Obama is bent on power and wishes to see a Socialist America where he can take money from “the rich” and distribute to others through his various liberal programs.  And that is among one of the better changes we could see with an Obama administration!

People should run from Obama before we ALL end up under the wheel of his bus…..Obama’s “fresh” and “new” ideas have been tested in world history and they should never be a part of America.  This guy is a wolf in sheep’s clothing.  He puts a nice moderate facade around his radical policies….he plays the part of a non-partison healer while suppressing his radical, leftist ideology and anger towards America.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again……This country elects Barack Obama at our own peril. 

Please don’t put me in a position of having to say I told you so!

Obama the Potential Thug-in-Chief – Silence the Opposition!

from HotAir.com

Pic: from HotAir.com

There have been at least 3 examples in just the last few days of what we can expect to happen to our First Amendment Rights if Obama becomes Thug-in-Chief and his Chicago Mobster-like buddies get a hold of the White House.

You thought the Fairness Doctrine was fair?  Well these tactics by the Obama campaign and, potentially the DNC, are a great example of how “fair” that doctrine will be if the Obamamobster is allowed into office.

1) Trying to shut down ads by the American Issues Project by way of the Justice Dept.  I covered that here.

2) On Wednesday, an ABC reporter was forcefully arrested while filming Democrats leaving a hotel with Democrat VIP donors after a meeting.  While this reporter might possibly have broken some law, it is suspicious that he was so man-handled by the Denver police for simply being asked to leave a sidewalk (not clear if it was private or public property).  The complaint came from the hotel.  I’m sure the manager of the Hotel is used to large crowds and different types of media during large conventions.  I would bet if THE Obama was eating lunch with his daughters or something to appear “like everyone else”, the cameras would have been welcome.  Instead we have thug donors walking with thug Democrats and we can’t let the “typical American” have a behind-the-scenes look at tearing-down-a-country in action!   Video here.

3) And the third and most recent example?  The Obama campaign set his follwers into action to blast a guest on Chicago radio program and tried to intimidate the host into not having the guest on the program.  The guest’s crime?  Accessing records and reciting facts that shed light on Obama’s relationship with domestic terrorist William Ayers. 

This is pretty chilling — I pray this Thug-o-bama  gets beat on election day or we will soon have the joy of living in a country where it is no longer OK to speak your mind if it crosses with the views of the Left. 

Read from National Review (it’s long but I thought worthy or reposting in its entirety here):

While the Obama coronation proceeds apace in Denver, it is in Chicago that Americans are getting a disturbing demonstration of his thuggish methods of stifling criticism. Stanley Kurtz, a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Harvard-educated social anthropologist and frequent contributor to National Review, among other publications. He is widely respected for his meticulous research and measured commentary. For months, he has been doing the job the mainstream media refuses to do: examining the background and public record of Barack Obama, the first-term senator Democrats are about to make their nominee for president despite the shallowness of his experience and achievement.

Kurtz has written extensively, and with characteristic attention to factual detail, about Obama’s early career as a “community organizer,” his cultivation of benefactors in the most radical cauldrons of Chicago politics, his long-time pastor’s immersion in Black Liberation Theology, his ties to anti-American zealots, and the years in the Illinois state legislature this self-styled agent of change spent practicing the by-the-numbers left-wing politics of redistribution and race-consciousness, remaining soft on crime and extreme on abortion.

This has led Kurtz, naturally, to scrutinize the relationship between Obama and one of his early political sponsors, William Ayers. Ayers, as we have previously detailed, is a confessed terrorist who, having escaped prosecution due to surveillance violations that came to light during his decade on the lam after a bombing spree, landed an influential professorship in education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). As he has made clear several times before and after helping to launch Obama’s political career, Ayers remains defiantly proud of bombing the Pentagon, the U.S. Capitol, and other targets. He expresses regret only that he didn’t do more. Far from abandoning his radical politics, he has simply changed methods: the classroom, rather than the detonator, is now his instrument for campaigning against an America he portrays as racist and imperialist.

Obama supporters risibly complain that shining a light on the Obama/Ayers relationship is a “smear” and smacks of “guilt by association.” A presidential candidate’s choice to associate himself with an unrepentant terrorist would be highly relevant in any event — does anyone think the Obamedia would keep mum if John McCain had a long-standing relationship with David Duke or an abortion-clinic bomber?

But we are talking about more than a mere “association.”

Bluntly, Obama has lied about his relationship with Ayers, whom he now dismisses as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood.” Ayers and Obama have made joint appearances together; they have argued together for “reforms” of the criminal justice system to make it more criminal-friendly; Obama gushed with praise for Ayers’ 1997 polemical book on the Chicago courts; and they sat together for three years on the board of the Woods Fund, a left-wing enterprise that distributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to their ideological allies. Most significant, they worked closely together on the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC).

The CAC was a major education reform project, proposed by Ayers, which was underwritten by a $49.2 million grant from the Annenberg Foundation, complemented by another $100 million in private and public funding. The project ran for about five years, beginning in 1995. As the liberal researcher Steve Diamond has recounted, Ayers ran its operational arm, the “Chicago School Reform Collaborative.” Obama, then a 33-year-old, third-year associate at a small law firm, having no executive experience, was brought in to chair the board of directors, which oversaw all “fiscal matters.”

By the time the CAC’s operations were wound down in 2001 it had doled out more than $100 million in grants but had failed to achieve any improvement in the Chicago schools. What little is known about the grants Obama oversaw is troubling. As Diamond relates, one of the first CAC awards in 1995 was $175,000 for the “Small Schools Workshop,” which had been founded by Ayers and was then headed by Mike Klonsky. It was only the beginning of the CAC’s generous funding of Klonsky — a committed Maoist who had been an Ayers comrade in the radical Students for a Democratic Society (the forerunner of Ayers’ Weatherman terrorist organization), and who hosted a “social justice” blog on the Obama campaign website until his writings were hastily purged in June after Diamond called attention to them.

Kurtz began his review, and on Wednesday was invited on Milt Rosenberg’s radio program to discuss it. Rosenberg is a Chicago institution. His program, “Extension 720,” has aired for more than 30 years — a civil forum where knowledgeable guests from across the political spectrum discuss important issues in revealing two-hour interviews. What happened Wednesday night was stunning, as even the normally unflappable Rosenberg observed.

The Obama campaign — which has emissaries appearing everywhere — declined Rosenberg’s invitation to have a representative appear on the program and respond to Kurtz’s factual assertions. The campaign did, however, issue an “Obama Action Wire” that encouraged supporters to contact the program (telephone information was provided) and use scripted “talking points” to disrupt Kurtz’s appearance, which it deemed “unacceptable.” As the Politico’s Ben Smith reported, the campaign also urged supporters to demand that Rosenberg scrap the appearance of Kurtz, whom the campaign libeled as a “smear-merchant” and a “slimy character assassin.” The rant was reminiscent of the work of the left-wing media “watch-dog” Media Matters for America.Other than denigrating Kurtz for being conservative, Obama’s operatives have provided no response to the substance of his claims.

In their only pretense of engaging him, they accuse him of telling “a flat out lie” that Ayers recruited Obama for the CAC. Though it is a reasonable inference that Ayers recruited Obama, the careful Kurtz has stopped short of making it — observing only that Obama offers no explanation of how he was recruited if not through Ayers, his friend and the CAC’s driving force.

The station, WGN, has made a stream of the broadcast available online, here, and it has to be heard to be believed. Obama’s robotic legions dutifully jammed the station’s phone lines and inundated the program with emails, attacking Kurtz personally. Pressed by Rosenberg to specify what inaccuracies Kurtz was guilty of, caller after caller demurred, mulishly railing that “we just want it to stop,” and that criticism of Obama was “just not what we want to hear as Americans.” Remarkably, as Obama sympathizers raced through their script, they echoed the campaign’s insistence that it was Rosenberg who was “lowering the standards of political discourse” by having Kurtz on, rather than the campaign by shouting him down.

Kurtz has obviously hit a nerve. It is the same nerve hit by the American Issues Project, whose television ad calling for examination of the Obama/Ayers relationship has prompted the Obama campaign to demand that the Justice Department begin a criminal investigation. Obama fancies himself as “post-partisan.” He is that only in the sense that he apparently brooks no criticism. This episode could be an alarming preview of what life will be like for the media should the party of the Fairness Doctrine gain unified control of the federal government next year.

And from RedState.com:

If the Obama team disagrees with Kurtz or thinks he has his facts wrong, fine. They are free to offer counter arguments and present the facts as they see them. But what Obama is trying to do is intimidate the media and attack the character of a well respected writer. What they are trying to do, and have been attempting from the start, is make criticism of Obama off limits.

Kurtz is conservative. So what? He is a scholar and journalist. Since when is it OK to sick your supporters on a radio station just because they have a guest you disagree with? Since when is it OK to try and shut down those who disagree with you?

The campaign was given the opportunity to respond and to be on the program with Kurtz. They refused. They would rather have their supporters attack the radio station and Kurtz personally then have an open debate on the issue. What happened to liberals vaunted belief in free speech and open debate? It goes out the window with The One.

As Jim Lindgren points out, ironically if Obama had denounced Ayers with the passion he has unleashed on Kurtz he wouldn’t have this problem:

Kurtz, unlike Ayers, is denounced in the most vicious and uncivil terms (there is a lot more than I quoted). If Obama or his campaign had ever denounced Ayers with the fervor that his campaign has now used in denouncing Kurtz, Obama wouldn’t be having trouble on his connection to Ayers. And I’m not suggesting that Obama should have denounced Ayers. I am just noting the grossly disproportionate responses of the Obama campaign to their differing offenses and the Obama campaign’s direct attack on Kurtz’s character, not just what he’s done or said – including very explicitly using arguments of guilt by association against Kurtz (which of course are being used against Obama, despite the protestations to the contrary of his critics).

…………..And when a reporter does legitimate research into the extent of that relationship and the policy outcomes that resulted, Obama not only seeks to shut him down and silence him, but attacks his character.This kind of response may be acceptable in Chicago Machine politics, but it is not acceptable from a candidate for president.

More at HotAir.com.

Welcome to life AB (After Obama) —the world will never be the same if we allow him in the highest office of this land.

Nancy Pelosi Needs Some Brains – Can she drill yours?


pic: Wikipedia

Today, Nancy Pelosi sported her elitist ways and displayed her disdain for Americans who don’t agree with her.

From Politico.com:

House Democratic leaders and protesters waving McCain signs had a war of words Tuesday at a press event outside an old train station. The demonstrators interrupted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with chants of “Drill here! Drill now!”

Pelosi paused and asked the group, “Right here?”

Seeming to enjoy the back and forth, she followed with another question: “Can we drill your brains?”

She went on to refer to the protesters, who continued to chant sporadically, as “handmaidens of Big Oil.” Arguing that increased offshore drilling would reduce gas prices by only a couple of pennies a decade from now, she referred to the demonstrators as the “2-cents-in-10-years-crowd.”

Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer swiped at the demonstrators, too, saying that “sophomoric chanting” won’t solve the energy crisis and that “all thinking Americans know” — stressing the word “thinking” and looking at the crowd — that America doesn’t have a quarter of the word’s fossil fuels yet uses a quarter of the world’s energy.

Never mind that the majority of Americans are for offshore drilling, we are just too stupid to live.

If this discussion were about drilling the brains of Congressional Democrats, I might agree that there is no real benefit since the supply is pretty low!   But just in case, let’s say we set aside a year to drill the brains of the Democrats in Congress….what would we do with the other 364 days, 23 hours, and 55 minutes?

Nancy’s had the gavel for 2 years now right?  Let’s just call it the “NonSense-for-2-Years-Crowd”!

Geez…she is an embarassment. isn’t she?

Never thought I’d say “Hillary’s right!”, but watch the ad….

McCain’s new ad….absolutely perfect!

Even a broken clock is right TWO times a day!

David Limbaugh blisters Obama and his so-called “Unity” credentials


Pic: UsUncut.com

The Democrats are making an all-out effort to pose themselves as “unified” this week.  The key word there is “pose”…..it is pretty clear that they aren’t unified…just trying to seem as if they are.

Isn’t unification one of Obama’s best talents….unifying rogue nations, dictators, and such?   He does, after all, have a very friendly relationship with a domestic terrorist (Ayers), so this unifying of his party should be a cake walk, right?

David Limbaugh blisters Obama and his so-called unity skills in his latest column.   An excerpt:

Shouldn’t these people who held Bush to the impossible standard of winning the favor of terrorists, recalcitrant nations and an unappeasably hostile opposition party be held to the much easier standard of unifying just their own party?

Yet what do we see as this splendiferous Democratic convention week begins in Denver? What news stories are sucking the oxygen out of every crevice in the Pepsi Center?

Outside, we see the irrepressible anger of anti-war protestors surrounding the site. And inside, we see in some 25 percent of the jilted Clinton delegates the fury of a woman scorned — literally.

and more:

One group of disgruntled Clinton supporters calls themselves “Party Unity My Ass” (PUMA) and hisses mockingly at Obama on its Web site, “We are the ones no one was expecting.” Other disillusioned feminist Clintonoids, firmly believing their candidate was a victim of sexism, succeeded in inserting language into the Democratic Party platform condemning misogyny. How heartwarming.

Then there’s the latest USA Today/Gallup Poll, which shows that only 47 percent of the Clinton troops said they’d vote for Obama while 23 percent were uncommitted. Sorry to flag the obvious, but this means that more than half the Clinton supporters have yet to join Obama.

Trust me, if there were a spirit of unity in this party, the Obama camp wouldn’t be preoccupied with proving it. Supportive media outlets, such as The New York Times, wouldn’t be declaiming, “The biggest challenge for Democrats will be reuniting a party strained by the months-long primary battle between Mr. Obama and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.” And Obama supporters wouldn’t be lashing out at Hillary holdouts as “bitter-enders” and comparing them to “Japanese soldiers in the South Pacific still fighting after the war is over.”

Obama made his own bed with his unity boasts. Of course, he also told us he would bring a fresh and less divisive and mean-spirited approach to politics before proceeding to skewer John McCain with such loving caricatures as, “Talking tough and acting dumb is not a way to keep you safe and secure.”

But fear not. Barack’s still got that change thing going for him. Biden, anyone?

I’m not ready to say McCain is a shoo-in, but the Dems need to grow up…..I am enjoying this display….In the words of a famous “minister”, seems the Dems “chickens are comin’ home to roost”!