“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Friday, September 25, 2009

Kevin Jennings - "Safe School" Czar Unsafe for our kids

This is the next czar that needs to go. He shouldn't be in our children's life, he shouldn't have anything to do with our children's school curriculum, programs, education, etc.


Critics Assail Obama's 'Safe Schools' Czar, Say He's Wrong Man for the Job
President Obama's "safe schools czar" is a former schoolteacher who has advocated promoting homosexuality in schools, written about his past drug abuse, expressed his contempt for religion and detailed an incident in which he did not report an underage student who told him he was having sex with older men.

"Safe Schools" Czar Jennings Should be Expelled
Once people start finding out about Kevin Jennings, President Obama's "Safe Schools" czar, he may end up going the way of Van Jones. Jones, the president's "Green Jobs" czar, resigned September 6 amidst much rejoicing on the right. Predictably, Jones and his defenders blamed his demise on "a vicious smear campaign" by racist opponents "using lies and distortions."

The Homosexual Czar
Cal Thomas
Syndicated Columnist
September 8, 2009
The resignation of Van Jones as President Obama's so-called "green jobs czar" only cuts a small tip off the iceberg. The administration is full of people who hate America -- or at least the America I grew up knowing and loving. These radicals want to transform this country into a socialist and amoral society.


Obama school-'safety' chief: How to jam homosexuality'
If Radical Right can succeed in portraying us as preying on children, we will lose'
Posted: September 13, 2009
8:13 pm Eastern
By Bob Unruh© 2009 WorldNetDaily
Kevin Jennings
President Obama's choice to monitor school safety once boasted that he introduced homosexual advocacy into the school system in Massachusetts by manipulating the message presented to lawmakers.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Might not be able to keep up with all the "change" that's happening...

Did anyone see the video that Glenn Beck showed yesterday on his program? The one being shown to our school children that starts out wanting to depict the government as a military tank? I was sputtering when I saw that thing. How's that for change you can believe in???? Then there was the "I Pledge" video that was shown to the school kids out in Utah (I believe it was Utah). Then the agenda that went with Obama's school kid talk (until someone saw it and squealed on him, got it changed... which didn't change the teachers across the country who use the classroooms to teach Obamamatrix).

Here's something that my conservative friends are just gonna love (cough, cough... gag):

Obama's Quiet Success on Schools
President Obama's health-care proposals are under attack from the left and right. His bid to overhaul the financial regulatory system is foundering. His effort to institute a cap-and-trade regime to combat global warming is all but dead for the year.
Beneath all this headline turmoil, Obama is overseeing a quiet upheaval in the nation's approach to education from preschool through college. I've been somewhat skeptical of the president's ability to pull this off, questioning his determination to stand up to two political giants: the student-lending lobby and teachers unions.

More "change"

I'm going to try and pay a bit more attention to all the areas Obama's tentacles are nudging into, strangling, squeezing, slipping and slithering into... shudder... sorry, was just sitting here picturing tentacles doing their thing and got creeped out . Of course, I'm gonna share the articles about "change" as I find 'em. Pieces of the Obama puzzle...

Obama Administration Pushing for Regulatory Reform on Many Fronts

The battle to pass regulatory reform legislation in the face of intense opposition launches in earnest Wednesday morning with a hearing featuring Treasury Secretary Timothy F. Geithner, who will once again champion a package of sweeping changes that only Congress has the power to make.

But outside that spotlight, the Obama administration, and the independent agencies with which it is increasingly synchronized, are moving forward with changes that do not require new laws, but could match or exceed the impact of anything that emerges from Capitol Hill.

What's the rush on the health care bill?

I've been pondering this one for weeks, reading articles, listening to pundits, talking with friends. There are as many opinions as there are pundits.

At first, the rush would have been, in my opinion, to keep the American people in the dark. The idea being to get it through before we all woke up.

Didn't happen. We're awake and roaring.

Then the rush became one to get it through before the tide turned completely. The more information that leaked out or made it past the media barrier they've erected, the unhappier the public would become.

Another reason to push is to get it done so they can move on and tackle other things looming on the horizon while they still have a majority in Congress. Card check. Global warming (now climate change since they can't adequately explain the cold weather and temperature decreases). All the rest of the mess Obama is trying to push down America's collective throat.

Obama has a lot to finish up before the 2010 elections. Maybe he feels it's now or never. But then again, he must know, or worry, that if he pushes all his mess through before November 2010, quite possibly the elections will bring a veto-proof majority from the "other side" into Congress. If that happens he has risked a lot given they'll hopefully reverse many, if not most, of his radical changes and he'll have a Congress who won't jump when he says jump.

Which brings me back to wondering why Obama and his crew are willing to risk losing Congress in 2010 just to push through some or all of his agenda. They must have something in the wings they think will protect them in the 2010 elections.

That is the only logical reason I can see for alienating and rousing the sleeping majority.

As said, I believe the end result of success in getting those Obama policies and bills through, the ones we KNOW about at least, is quite assuredly that Obama and the Democrats will lose their stranglehold on Congress in 2010.

Or do they think that once we have health care ala Obama that we'll love it by 2010? or that we'll go back to sleep? What are they banking on? I just can't believe that the Democrats are dumb enough to risk their elected office to get Obama's agenda through.

Maybe Obama is counting on the fact that if he can push more people over to dependency on government by the time the 2010 elections roll around they'll vote to keep those who're giving out the handouts in office. It would be a diabolical plot wouldn't it?

The Cloward-Piven strategy per an article in World Net Daily:

David Horowitz, a long-time student of leftist political movements in the United States, characterized the Cloward-Piven strategy as seeking "to hasten the fall of capitalism by overloading the government bureaucracy with a flood of impossible demands, thus pushing society into crisis and economic collapse."

Cloward and Piven argued a "guaranteed annual income" should be established as an entitlement for the poor, a right the poor could assert and demand to be paid.

Arguing for massive registration of poor in existing social welfare programs, Cloward and Piven sought to create a crisis that could be exploited to obtain a fundamental redistribution of power in favor of the "have-nots."

Advancing their socialist revolutionary aims, Cloward and Piven explained the crisis they sought "can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention."

The Cloward-Piven strategy sought to apply the tactics of the revolutionary civil rights movement, including urban riots, to the poor as a whole, transcending interest-group politics defined by race to involve interest-group politics defined by class.

So, maybe what we're living through is the culmination of a long-term plot as many are saying...

Maybe Obama believes that the financial crisis combined with the Democratic majority combined with his Presidency is a divine mandate to enact his very radical agenda.

Maybe he truly believes that if he can get all this through, the upheaval, turmoil and destruction of the values and precepts in the Constitution will result in a better America, a better world.

Maybe he believes that once we get through it we'll embrace his new world.

Then again, maybe he doesn't care whether we do or not. After all, he'll be part of the new elite and won't have to deal with whatever pain you and I, the "worker class" have to endure.

No matter what he believes about where we're heading under his 'leadership', he still has to get through the 2010 elections. Which brings me back to the thought that he must have something up his sleeve for next year. Although I mentioned

In the back of my mind I'm wondering what's going on with Obama's promise to put an army of civilians to work in the country. You remember this one:

July 2, Colorado Springs: "We cannot continue to rely on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives we've set. We've got to have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded."

The government "ACORN"? The secret weapon in the 2010 election?

ACORN, the biggest Obama getting vote thief, is running for cover at the moment. It's a victory of sorts, but the people who make up ACORN aren't going away. They'll just find new organizations and new hidey-holes. The demise or diminishing of ACORN may actually have the reverse effect of energizing some of the Left's minions. Maybe they'll sign up for the new Obama civilian army... or he'll put them in charge of it.

Something is going on. When I look at all the pieces of the Obama agenda and start to try and make it into a cohesive completed puzzle, I still haven't quite figured out what it's going to look like. The pieces that are still missing for me are the "hows" of getting through the 2010 elections.

Maybe he doesn't think we'll be able to act in concert to 'kick the bums out' in 2010. Maybe he underestimates the numbers. Maybe he's forgetting that for every Tea Party protester, there are 20, 50, 500 or more sitting at home watching, believing, encouraging and waiting to show their ire at the ballot box.

I have never been so proud of our America as I was when I saw the numbers marching in Washington on September 12th and then got reports from across the country of similar efforts going on in small and large towns. We're out here. We're out there. Hopefully we'll still have the right to vote in a free and honest election in 2010. If we do, change is going to happen. Real change. The right kind of change.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fired up about coordinated attacks on insurance companies...

OK, I don't love insurance companies. I've always had a hard time forking over money for something that may never happen. But, on the flip side, when I've needed 'em, I've sure been glad they were there.

But liking them, hating them, thinking they're needed, wishing they weren't, isn't the issue. Would I like to see some changes? Sure. I'd also like to see changes at General Motors, Microsoft, Comcast, etc., etc., etc., too. Do I want government types going after them? sticking their fingers into their business? telling them how much money they can pay? Nope.

Do I like the idea of Obama and friends demagoging* them to promote their health care "reform"? Definitely not.

The Dems have a number of strategies they're using to steer the American sheep toward the government health care corral... or slaughterhouse...

The 'they're all a bunch of racists' tactic is resonating with some. The 'mob / nasty right-wing / old white people' tactic is resonating with another group. The 'hate and blame insurance companies' is going to resonate with some others.

Obama and friends have organized to really focus on the hate and blame insurance companies tactic.

The Wall Street Journal did a piece on the organized, scripted, targeting of insurance agencies by Health Care for American Now (HCAN) on Sept. 19th (see below). The group, supported by ACORN, MoveOn.org and others, is going to be protesting outside the doors of local insurance companies starting... oh dear, starting today... I should have written about this yesterday! Be sure to watch the"mainstream" media tonight 'cause you know it'll be a big story (although here in Georgia they're going to be competing with the horrific flooding issues we've experienced, so maybe they'll wait a few days for the paid picketers to go into action).

The stated goal of the group is to garner media attention and make villains of insurance companies. They think we're stupid, they think we can be led. Unfortunately there are a lot of sheep-types holding their hands up... no out... saying "feed me, take care of me, it doesn't matter if the end result is the destruction of our country".

A few minutes ago a friend sent me another article from the Wall Street Journal about Max Baucus going after Humana for having the audacity to question a portion of his Bill. Read the article (below) and then ask yourself, as my friend did, if it's like this NOW, what's it going to be like if the government takes over health care? Ya think they're imperialistic, my way or the highway, I know what's best for you and your family, types now??? Wait until they own it all.

The libs are GOOD at using the media, at using our dislikes and fears, at steering the sheep and some who sit on the fence. I doubt we're even seeing the barest tip of the 'cram health care down their throats' campaign that's in the works.

I pray we have more true American spirit than sheep and that we prevail. We need to hold out, if we can, until the 2010 elections. They know they're in deep doo-doo if they don't get their agendas passed before the next round of elections. We're in for some major, major upheavals if they succeed with a fraction of what Obama and company have said they plan to implement. It's going to be wild ride on a herd of bucking broncos to try and stop enough of their agenda to save America. Put on your spurs, extra thick chaps and buy stock in bandages. We have to win, we have to succeed.

Here's are a couple of must read articles:

Health reformers targeting 'enemies'
The plan for a series of grass-roots demonstrations Tuesday to promote President Obama's health care agenda calls for tightly scripted events and an "escalation" of efforts against "enemies" of reform.
Organizers insist there is no comparison to rowdy summer town hall meetings and recent "tea party" protests that have challenged White House policies.
But Health Care for America Now (HCAN), which is backed by a coalition of labor unions and liberal groups including ACORN and MoveOn.org, organized the protests to target insurance companies and drafted the plan, which describes the demonstrations as part of its "insurance enemies project."

Baucus Bludgeons Humana
Political intimidation has always been part of the current Congress's health-care strategy: "If you're not at the table, you're on the menu" is tattooed on every lobbyist and industry rep in Washington. But Max Baucus's latest bullying tactics are hard to believe by even these standards, as the Senate Finance Chairman has sicced federal regulators on the insurer Humana Inc. for daring to criticize one part of his health bill.

(* had to go look up the spelling for that one! I couldn't figure out if I needed to leave the "u" in it or not... looks like either is correct, however the blogger spellcheck doesn't like either spelling... http://www.yourdictionary.com/demagoguing)

Monday, September 21, 2009

Obama: Furthering the Divide

The President's choice to ignore millions and millions of Fox News viewers Sunday morning combined with the denigration of Fox News on the White House website* seems rather contradictory to his claim of wanting to bring the country together.

It seems that if he were truly interested in lessening the so-called division he would reach out to those who didn't walk in lock-step with his health care plans.

In the Fox News viewership there are millions who are on the fence. They want health care reform, as do I, but they're not sure they want what Obama promotes. Many know they don't want him to succeed in implementing his ideas regarding health care.

He said he was going on TV to battle fear (paraphrased) of a change or transition in health care. It seems that since he obviously believes, per his website, that most who are "fearful" of his health care proposals watch Fox News, it should have been included in the list of "musts" for his Sunday morning blitz. Logically, Fox viewers are the ones he should have been trying to placate, calm or convince. Instead he spoke to an audience comprised of those who are, for the most part, predisposed to support him in whatever he does.

On the topic of fear

It's not fear of a transition, it's fear of what he is proposing. We want change. We need change. But I defy anyone to come up with ANYTHING the government has "fixed" or truly improved since the early days of our country's formation. Welfare. Social Security. Medicaid. Medicare. The Post Office. The IRS. All riddled with corruption, or incompetence, or people protecting their jobs, power or little fiefdoms.

Why wouldn't we be fearful of government intervention? Those in Washington make laws and implement rules then go on about their merry way expecting someone down the chain of command to make things work. They add layers of bureaucracy to oversee and manage agencies, then only get involved when it's time to dole out more money or deal with a crisis. We all know that "government" is some huge, bulky, bloated, blob of self-protective agencies and groups that grow without any real checks and balances. Why would we want to take one more piece of America and feed it to "the blob"?

Why doesn't President Obama want to talk with some Americans?

If Mr. Obama really thinks his way of changing health care is right, if he has a good plan to sell to the American public, why is he working so hard to alienate the majority of American TV viewers? Fox News by far outranks all the other news stations in viewership. By refusing to include Fox in his round of talks Sunday morning, he came across as divisive and / or like someone scared to talk to those who have the audacity to question him.

Perhaps his plan is to solidify his soldiers, his waffling supporters, and those who pretty much walk in lock-step. Possibly he felt he needed to prove to those on the far Left that he was "with them" by snubbing the independent, moderate and yes, far right viewers on Fox News. Could be that he's playing a game of appeasement as he knows the public option that the far Left crave won't openly be in the final plan.

A long term plan destined to fail

I don't think Mr. Obama does anything without strong calculation as to the long-term outcome. For some reason he is trying to widen the gap between the so-called Right and Left in America. I think he's going to succeed to some degree to widen the gap between the extremes, it's already apparent. But I also think he'll ultimately fail as he is pushing the moderate Left to the middle as newly self-claimed "Independents". More and more in America are calling themselves "conservative" or "independent" as they contrast themselves with the direction they see President Obama, Nancy Pelosi and friends taking the country.

He has awoken the sleeping giant of usually silent Americans and is forcing them to choose sides. He gambled that most believed as he did based on election results and the cocoon of society he has surrounded himself with in life. I think he's finding out he lived in a world that doesn't reflect the vast majority's values.

*"We figured Fox would rather show ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ than broadcast an honest discussion about health insurance reform..." - White House website

"Fox is an ideological outlet where the president has been interviewed before and will likely be interviewed again, not that the whining particularly strengthens their case for participation any time soon." - White House spokesman Josh Earnest to ABC News

Obama refused to appear Fox News with Chris Wallace throughout the 2008 election, although he appeared on every other imaginable news outlet. Remember Wallace's “Obama Watch” that counted up 768 days from when Obama agreed to appear and his one and only talk with Wallace?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Bush ain't here to push around...

Just read the article below titled "Allies abandon U.S. at climate confab". The Obama administration sent a large delegation to this global climate conference and Europe and all those other countries that have been trashing Bush for not doing enough, didn't show.

One has to wonder if now that Bush isn't here to push around and blame for nothing happening (even though he was a global warming believer), the true feelings of these other countries are showing. As long as they could point a finger at the United States and Bush as the big bad boogie (or is it bogey) man they had an out. Now they have a U.S. President who's bending over backwards to move forward and they aren't there.

That's not to say that by the time the big conference rolls around in three months that they won't have their act together. Maybe they'll have another bad guy to point a finger at by then. Or maybe it'll be time to put up or shut up.

I've read enough on both sides of the global warming issue to believe it's a bunch of hogwash. Yep, put me right up there with the flat earthers all you global warming believers. I was rather young, but I do remember when everyone thought we were heading to a frozen earth. I remember picturing the United States covered in ice... I'm all for cutting back on emissions, cleaning up the earth, I recycle and am a vegetarian... I'm a tree hugging conservative but I can't swallow the global warming hype. Anyway, here's the article. We'll all see in three months what happens.

Allies abandon U.S. at climate confab
GENEVA Western nations that spent the past several years slamming the Bush administration for not doing enough to deal with climate change were conspicuously absent from a recent global climate conference.
The Obama administration sent a large entourage to the third World Climate Conference in Geneva earlier this month, trumpeting the return of the United States to the climate change debate.