Monday, March 31, 2008
This is from politico.com = a 1995 questionnaire filled out by Obama reveals how left Obama really is.
Obama's 12 page questionnaire [part 1 of questionnaire, part 2 of questionnaire]
From National Review On line - 22 questions which should be asked to Obama about the Reverend Wright.
Barack Obama's view on the abortion issue click here. Of course, the quote above tells it all. It's not a pro-choice issue for Obama, its another form of birth control - babies are now viewed as punishment and no different than an STD.
Also if anyone noticed, Barack Obama is willing to raise the capital gains tax past 28%. I hope none of you liberals own stocks. Talk about a shock to the stock market.
Saturday, March 29, 2008
A new gallup poll states the following
Protecting the Environment Over Energy Production
"The price of a gallon of regular gas nationwide hit $3.26 this week -- up 65 cents from a year ago. Given such record prices and the general perception that the U.S. economy is experiencing a recession, it is somewhat surprising that Americans continue to say (by a seven percentage-point margin, 49% to 42%) protection of the environment should be given priority even at the risk of curbing economic growth. Still, this is down from the 18-point margin of a year ago, when 55% said they would prioritize the environment over economic growth. Further, the 49% of Americans currently favoring the environment over growth is only two points above the historical low over the past couple of decades."
Great - The liberal media has done such a great job of brainwashing, it has convinced everyone that we are in a perpetual state of environmental crisis. It doesn't matter how much evidence there is against global warming, it doesn't matter that we have enough oil to make us energy independant, it doesn't matter that nuclear power is the safest and cleanest form of energy, this gallup poll suggests that people would rather give up their economic freedoms for the environmental frauds of the decade.
Protecting the environment is a good thing, but when you see the words "protecting the environment" in today's vernacular it is code for global warming and other nonsense perpetuated by the environmental wackos of the day.
Friday, March 28, 2008
In appearance taped for airing this morning on "The View," Senator Obama makes news by saying he might have left Chicago's Trinity United Church of Christ if the Rev. Jeremiah Wright had not retired.
In a clip posted by ABC, Obama says: 'Had the reverend not retired, and had he not acknowledged that what he had said had deeply offended people and were inappropriate and mischaracterized what I believe is the greatness of this country -- for all its flaws -- then I wouldn't have felt comfortable staying there at the church."
In other words, "if Wright doesn't retire after my 21st year of being there, I will retire." Hmmm - yeah right, we believe you Obama Not!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
I guess Hillary is no longer the "darling" of the liberal media. The clinton camp says she "misspoke." Funny - even democrats are starting to doubt her.
"I went to 80 countries, you know. I gave contemporaneous accounts, I wrote about a lot of this in my book. You know, I think that, a minor blip, you know, if I said something that, you know, I say a lot of things - millions of words a day - so if I misspoke, that was just a misstatement,"
A minor blip. So let me get this straight. Hillary misspoke about an entire incident of being shot by snipers. I would think that would be something seared into one's memory.
Last week was Hillary's week with Obama and the Wright affair, and now this must be Obama's week with Hillary and the fake sniper affair.
Let the civil war continue.
Monday, March 24, 2008
“I remember personally introducing him onstage in 1999, when we had a major community fundraiser for the community center in Deheisha refugee camp in the occupied West Bank,” he recounted. “And that’s just one example of how Barack Obama used to be very comfortable speaking up for and being associated with Palestinian rights and opposing the Israeli occupation.”
Hugh Hewitt states it quite succintly on Trinity Church
Senator Obama's church has a wonderful reputation for providing services for many among Chicago's urban poor, but those services clearly take place in the context of a political environment very hostile to Israel.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Cindy Sheehan and other moonbats holding up a banner during San Francisco's moonbat anti-war, leftist rally.
I always knew these were among the illiterate of our society. Can anyone pick out the misspelling? Here is a hint: Many is not a verb.
According to AOL News
Around the world, amateur astronomers have noticed the change; Saturn's wide open rings are rapidly narrowing into a thin line.
"The rings have narrowed considerably in the last year," he reports. "The Cassini division (a dark gap in the rings) is getting hard to see."
Quick - Red Alert! Call out the national guard. I bet it is no - it has got to be Global Warming. Wake Al Gore up! Send up the astronauts. It has to be caused by humans, there is no other answer. Call out the U.N. Gather the team for the Kyoto protocol. Let's tax everyone and send the money to Saturn so we can get rid of the helium. CO2 doesn't exist on Saturn.
Sounds about as absurd as what we do now.
Disappearing rings? - I guess that would discount the theory the universe is billions of years old.
Monday, March 17, 2008
"It's not to say that there is already a revolution under way in the U.S. ... but yes, they are laying the foundations for a revolutionary change."
Last Friday, reverend Jeremiah Wright was on the Hannity and Colmes show trying to diffuse an explosive situation with respect to the reverend's comments. On the O'Reilly factor a member of Trinity Church, and another African-American woman appeared trying to defend Pastor Wright's comments. The parishioner went so far as to invite O'Reilly to the church. In my opinion, these guests only added to the controversy. Several times Reverend Wright mentioned black liberation theology. When I heard the words liberation theology, Daniel Ortega's Nicaragua came to mind. It had been years since I had heard those words.
I was married in Managua, Nicaragua in 1977, two years before the Sandinista revolution. My wife and I returned to Nicaragua in 1981. This was the first time we were to get a glimpse of the new Nicaragua run by the new dictator and leader of the Marxist-Leninist party, the Sandinistas Daniel Ortega two years after the Somoza regime was ousted in part by the support of President Jimmy Carter. We arrived in Managua on a hot and humid summer day at the Augusto C. Sandino International airport renamed to reflect the new revolutionary party's hero. The airport was too small for the bigger aircraft, so we had to stop in Guatemala to transfer to a smaller size aircraft. As we walked down the stairs from the airplane, which led to the tarmac, I couldn't help but notice a child about the age of 12 or 13 holding a submachine gun strapped over his shoulders standing guard. His youthful eyes were piercing as he checked me out from head to toe. He then ushered us to waiting relatives.
Nicaragua represented one of the last remnants of the cold war. The 1972 earthquake that leveled the capital of Nicaragua, Managua marked the beginning of the end for the Somoza regime in the country. A growing discontent among the Nicaraguan people prompted the then fragmented anti-Somoza factions to coalesce helping the Frente Sandinista Liberación Nacional, (FSLN) led by Daniel Ortega to gain strength and the populace to begin an active rebellion against the Somoza regime. The Sandinistas gained power as a direct result of the Carter administration's funding of the Sandinistas. In July 1979, the Sandinistas entered Managua, and Somoza fled the country. Nicaragua, a former ally of the United States, quickly aligned itself with Castro's Cuba and Communist Russia. A former friend of the United States was now a bitter enemy. The stanza in the Sandinista hymn, "luchamos contra el yanqui el enemigo de la humanidad", "We fight against the Yankee the enemy of humanity" reflects the anti-American sentiment felt by the Ortega government. Ortega views U.S. imperialism and U.S. capitalism as the evils of the world. The Sandinista regime destroyed any remnants of Nicaragua's economy. Part of Ortega's success and rise to power came from promoting and advocating a philosophy of Marxism-Leninism mixed in with a perverted form of Catholicism called "Liberation Theology."
Liberation theology has its roots in Latin-America and Catholicism, and it was used mainly as a tool to foment rebellion among the populace. "Even the righteousness of God which is by faith of Jesus Christ unto all and upon all them that believe: for there is no difference: For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God." Romans 3:22-23. The Bible teaches that Christ came for everyone, the rich and the poor, the oppressor and the oppressed. However, this is not what liberation theology teaches. The message of liberation theology is Christ came for the poor, the economically dispossessed and the oppressed, and it is the duty of the oppressed to rise up against his oppressor. After all, Christ too was one of the oppressed. Liberation theology is about class warfare against the capitalist, and the oppressor. The Bible of course teaches nothing of the sort. The Bible teaches that the poor to whom Christ refers is actually the poor in spirit, "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:3. Liberation theology twists God's word in order to garner strength needed from the uneducated peasants for their own political end. Liberation Theology turns the gospel into a class warfare ideology. This is why Marxism-Leninism lends itself to liberation theology, and this is why Obama's church, Trinity Church can spew its anti-American rhetoric with such ease.
Black Liberation Theology
Black liberation theology is simply an extension of liberation theology and the black power movement of the 60s. It is a tool to help the suffering of the African-American as a result of slavery, segregation, the Jim Crow laws, and the poverty that came with these institutions to the exclusion of all else. James Cone, one of the architects of black liberation theology and mentioned by Wright on Hannity and Colmes March 15th stated it this way.
"A moral or theological appeal based on a white definition of morality or theology will serve as a detriment to our attainment of black freedom. The only option we blacks have is to fight in every way possible, so that we can create a definition of freedom based on our own history and culture. We must not expect white people to give us freedom. Freedom is not a gift, but a responsibility, and thus must be taken against the will of those who hold us in bondage."
Freedom will be taken against the will of those who African-Americans perceive are holding them in bondage. Jesus is a poor black man oppressed by the white man says reverend Wright. Racism is at the heart of black liberation theology, and the white capitalist is the cause of the continued oppression of the African-American. This is why you will hear the pastors at Trinity Church rail against the whites comparing the United States to Al-Queda, or accusing the United States of bringing in both the HIV virus and drugs to the African-American community. The United States is the one holding blacks in bondage, and we still keep the blacks oppressed no longer by slavery but by drugs, HIV, and the list goes on.
Trinity Church states as the following their ten point vision:
- A congregation committed to ADORATION.
- A congregation preaching SALVATION.
- A congregation actively seeking RECONCILIATION.
- A congregation with a non-negotiable COMMITMENT TO AFRICA.
- A congregation committed to BIBLICAL EDUCATION.
- A congregation committed to CULTURAL EDUCATION.
- A congregation committed to the HISTORICAL EDUCATION OF AFRICAN PEOPLE IN DIASPORA.
- A congregation committed to LIBERATION.
- A congregation committed to RESTORATION.
- A congregation working towards ECONOMIC PARITY.
Trinity Church's mission statement also states the following:
We are called out to be "a chosen people" that pays no attention to socio-economic or educational backgrounds. We are made up of the highly educated and the uneducated. Our congregation is a combination of the haves and the have-nots; the economically
disadvantaged, the under-class, the unemployed and the employable.
In fact, Trinity Church promotes education by giving out scholarships, and it is involved in a variety of charitable works. But, it has also in the past supported the radical Louis Farrakhan.
Trinity Church's Black Value System contains the following points on it's website.
The vision statement of Trinity United Church of Christ is based upon the systematized liberation theology that started in 1969 with the publication of Dr. James Cone’s book, Black Power and Black Theology.
Black theology is one of the many theologies in the Americas that became popular during the liberation theology movement
You can read the entire Black Value System upon which Trinity Church is based by clicking here.
The Church Service
On Palm Sunday, I decided to watch Trinity Church's service via the web. I was quite impressed with the talent of the church.
Young girls donned in purple African garb entered towards the front of the pulpit. They swayed in front of the congregation in an undulating motion dancing with an ethnic fusion to the beat of African gospel music. The dancers were beautifully choreographed. When the dancers stopped, the music continued, and the Reverend Otis Moss lll began to preach. The Reverend shouted, "I trust God is going to hook you up." He continued by making indirect comments about Obama saying how he had been reduced to a sound bite. The congregation began handing out palms in honor of Palm Sunday. The music never stopped. Palms began to sway to and fro. The music continued and the reverend continued preaching on salvation. The choir sang in the African tradition, "He is the great I am." The music was beautiful and emotional. There were a couple of solos sung by one of the members of the choir.
After the music part of the service, Reverend Moss came to the front and delivered his fiery sermon. At times his sermon, "Why the black church won't shut up" reached such frenzy; his words would rile the crowd. The parishioners would stand up and begin clapping their hands. Reverend Moss bellowed, "They are trying to shut us up, but we will not shut up. God is going to hook it up. We cannot shut up because God has called us to speak the truth of Jesus" Moss continued defending his church. He never explicitly mentioned Obama, but he asked for walls to be broken down.
Following the sermon, Reverend Moss conducted an altar call. The dulcet tones of the choir began to echo through the packed church. Reverend Moss began to call out, "If you do not have a relationship with Jesus Christ I want you to squeeze your neighbor's hand. If you do not have a church home, if you felt someone squeeze your hand, I want you to walk down with that person. This is your opportunity." The front began to overflow with a stream of people hearing the call, mostly youth. "This is your moment, this is your time. Do you see what God is doing? To build a relationship with Jesus Christ, this is where it begins… " intoned Reverend Moss. The music continued until the close of the service.
The talent of the African-Americans at Trinity Church was undeniable. Their charitable acts are also undeniable. The undercurrent of black liberation theology pervades the teachings at Trinity Church. If you did not realize what Trinity Church actually taught, the service may have been like any other service one might attend except for the political rhetoric. The service did seem to mainly center on Christ.
I have no problem with African-Americans getting back to their culture or their roots. In fact, it was enjoyable to watch. I even saw white faces among the multitude. The music and choreography of the dancers were superb. But, Jesus came for all. His was an inclusive gospel. Black liberation theology is about racism, it is about the exclusion of those who the African-Americans perceive as the oppressors, it is about an oppressed black messiah. Black liberation theology is the central part of Trinity Church, and this is troublesome to say the least.
In the Huffington Post, Barack Obama wrote the following in an attempt to defend himself.
The statements that Rev. Wright made that are the cause of this controversy were not statements I personally heard him preach while I sat in the pews of Trinity or heard him utter in private conversation. When these statements first came to my attention, it was at the beginning of my presidential campaign. I made it clear at the time that I strongly condemned his comments. But because Rev. Wright was on the verge of retirement, and because of my strong links to the Trinity faith community, where I married my wife and where my daughters were baptized, I did not think it appropriate to leave the church.
This is somewhat puzzling. I knew of Wright's rhetoric a year ago yet Obama didn't. But it goes further than that. Trinity Church's doctrinal basis is on black liberation theology, and what Reverend Wright said is nothing more than espousing a belief system based on the doctrinal teachings of Trinity Church, a black nationalist church that has more patriotism towards Africa than the United States. Reverend Wright was also like an "uncle" to Obama. Obama sat in this church for twenty years. Obama not only had to know, but he must have approved of its teachings also. No one stays a member of an organization with which they disagree unless he/she has some other nefarious reason for doing so (i.e.: a stepping stone for his political ambitions.)
If Obama were white, and he brought his children every week to hear the rantings of David Duke or someone of the Aryan brotherhood, would he be villified? Yet, for some reason, there seems to be no problem when he, as a black man, brings his children to hear the rantings of a preacher spewing anti-American rhetoric. Moreover, Obama's mother is white yet Obama seems to only be interested in his black half. Something doesn't make sense.
So what are we to think? Obama continuously tries to say this is not about race, but Trinity Church is all about race. Religious faith lies at the core of who we are. Trinity Church's teaching should also lie at the core of who Obama is. Does it? I don't know. What are we to make of the judgement of a candidate for president who attends a church that is ostensibly racist? What are we to make of a man who is trying to cross the racial divide, but then we find out he attends a church that espouses racism based in a false ideology called black liberation theology? We do know that his far-left socialist ideas had to come from somewhere. Maybe he doesn't believe in black liberation theology, but I for one don't want to take the chance. Do you?
Note: Barack Obama appeared to distance himself in the speech he gave in Philadelphia on whether he knew about the divisive comments of his pastor. His assertion that he had never heard these comments from Reverend Wright did lack credulity.
Friday, March 14, 2008
I attend a Hispanic Christian Evangelical Church. I attend it because I have been involved in the Hispanic culture since I began taking Spanish as a sophomore in high school. I have also attended evangelical churches in English. Hispanics, especially those of the economically disadvantaged tend to be Democratic because they believe the Democratic Party is more attuned to their needs (i.e.: the border debate.) White evangelical churches tend to be more conservative because of the right to life issues, judges, and security from threats abroad. White evangelical churches are also more affluent than their Hispanic counterparts. Everyone has their opinion, but what unites evangelicals are not their differences but the biblical truths of Christ's teachings. I have never gone to a church where politics was preached from the pulpit. The gospel is preached, not politics. Using the pulpit for political discourse also violates a church's tax free status. Enter stage left, Obama's pastor, Dr. Jeremiah A. Wright.
Conservatives have known about Wright for a long time, but it is only this week the mainstream press started to talk about it. I will bet it came from Hillary camp. Politics is not only openly preached at Obama's church, but hateful far-left speech is preached. I have attended many churches, and I have left churches because their teachings were counter to my belief system and contrary to biblical truth. Why would I or anyone for that matter attend a church that espouses beliefs contrary to one's belief system? Who? you say, Obama - that's who. As judge Judy would say, "If it doesn't make sense, it isn't true."
Obama quotes the following on his website:
CHICAGO—Citing his judgment and ability to lead, admirals and generals from the United States Army, Navy and Air Force that together have served under the last nine Commanders-in-Chief today announced their endorsement of Senator Barack Obama for president. In offering their endorsement, the generals and admirals recognized Obama's judgment (EMPHASIS ADDED) to oppose the war in Iraq before it began, his respect for the …
What about the judgment of a person who attends a church for twenty years whose pastor rails against the white man in an Afro centric church? Pastor Wright bellows from his pulpit, "this is a country controlled by rich white people. Jesus was a poor black man. The government gave the blacks drugs. It's not God bless America, it's God damn America. Barack knows what it means to be a black man controlled by rich white people. Jesus taught me how to love my enemies (The white man must be his enemy. [Emphasis added] This was only the beginning of Wright's invective. He has said HIV was caused by the white man, and the list goes on.
This is Obama's mentor and spiritual advisor. This is who married Barack and Michelle Obama. This has been the church Obama has attended for twenty years. This is the man who inspired his title for his book, "The Audacity of Hope." This is the man who scares me to death if he becomes the next president of the United States.
Now, I more comprehend why Michelle Obama said in her discourse, "For the first time in my adult life, I am proud of my country." What kind of other pessimistic attitude can one have about the United States if he/she listened to Pastor Wright for twenty years?
I believe this will be Obama's downfall from his sainthood status. The love fest is over. Democrats will turn from Obama, and nominate Hillary as their candidate of choice. It is over for Obama. It will be Hillary vs. McCain.
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
I don't agree with Ferraro politically, but she is right when she says that she wouldn't have been chosen for VP nominee if she were not a woman, and Obama has been helped by his blackness. Yes, Obama has charisma, and yes a lot of whites have voted for him. So, tell me why again are 90% of Blacks voting for Obama? I thought they liked Hillary. Wasn't Bill "the first black president." Or, maybe race does matter.
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
I have been pummeled by the stock market of late. But one stock which has not failed me and has been a bellwether of sorts is Compass Minerals, (CMP). In the last 12 months, this stock has yielded 85% including dividends. Earnings were up 64% in 2007 to 1.31 beating analysts’ estimates by 26 cents. What do they do? What do they make? The company is the second-largest salt producer in North America, (Goderich, Ontario.) This rock salt is used for de-icing roads during the winter season
Compass Minerals has been doing well in one sense because this winter has been one of the worst on record. Much of the US and the Midwest is a sheet of ice due to freezing temperatures and falling snow as the Motley Fool puts it.
So take that Al Gore! Don’t you just love it.
Monday, March 10, 2008
click here for book at amazon.com
I have just finished a great book.
You are a navy seal. You are inserted into Afghanistan, Taliban territory, your mission to kill a top notorious Taliban leader. Two goat herders stumble upon you. You take them into custody. You have a moral dilemma. Rules of engagement dictate you do not kill unarmed civilians. You know if you let the goat herders go, they will most certainly inform the Taliban. You can kill the goat herders and risk being charged with murder when returning to the United States or you can let them go and know you may be signing your death warrant. The four seal team decided to let the goat herders go. When they did, they realized the mistake they had made. Luttrell, by his account, voted to let the Afghans go. "Not a day goes by that I don't think about that decision," he said. "Not a second goes by."
A short while later, the area was filled with Taliban warriors. It was like Custer's last stand, the four seals were able to kill many of the Taliban, but in the end, the Taliban killed three of the seals. Marcus escaped and remained a fugitive in no-man's land for several weeks. There was another helicopter that was shot down with additional men killed during a rescue attempt. This was the largest loss of life in naval seal history. Marcus was finally sheltered by one of the Afghan villages. They took Marcus in because of an old and ancient tradition called "Lokhay" which dated back thousands of years. This tradition meant the entire village would protect Marcus to the death if need be. Amongst the hatred in an uncivilized world, prejudices were set aside to help an injured man because of a tradition that dated back thousands of years. Maybe there is still hope.
This is the true story of the men fighting the war on terror. Marcus relates the rigorous training required in becoming a seal, and then he recounts the bravery and heroism of four men in the front lines in this war. This book was definitely a page turner. It would make for a good movie, and even more so because it's true. But with Hollywood's anti-military attitude, I doubt it will happen.
Thursday, March 6, 2008
the pic below reflects the change Obama is talking about.
In four years, Obama plans to secure all loose nuclear materials in the world. Is he going to have one of those police offers you see in the inner cities, turn in your hand gun, we will give you 50 dollars. In this case, turn in your fissile material, and the US will give you 100 dollars, no questions asked.
Secure Loose Nuclear Materials from Terrorists: Obama will secure all loose nuclear materials in the world within four years. While we work to secure existing stockpiles of nuclear material, Obama will negotiate a verifiable global ban on the production of new nuclear weapons material. This will deny terrorists the ability to steal or buy loose nuclear materials
He is going to stop the development of nuclear weapons. The terrorists must love that one. China is militarizing space. Iran will have nuclear weapons soon. Chavez has legitimized the Columbian terrorist group FARC, and is arming them. No doubt he will pursue nuclear weapons also. You can't uninvent what already has been invented. A Russian ban? Someone tell this guy it isn't just Russia as it was during the cold war, but its many other nations.
Toward a Nuclear Free World: Obama will set a goal of a world without nuclear weapons, and pursue it. Obama will always maintain a strong deterrent as long as nuclear weapons exist. But he will take several steps down the long road toward eliminating nuclear weapons. He will stop the development of new nuclear weapons; work with Russia to take U.S. and Russian ballistic missiles off hair trigger alert; seek dramatic reductions in U.S. and Russian stockpiles of nuclear weapons and material; and set a goal to expand the U.S.-Russian ban on intermediate- range missiles so that
Yeah right. How many presidents have tried peace between Palestine and Israel? Maybe Obama needs to read up a little more on the history of the conflict.
Israeli-Palestinian Conflict: Obama will make progress on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict a key diplomatic priority. He will make a sustained push – working with Israelis and Palestinians – to achieve the goal of two states, a Jewish state in Israel and a Palestinians, living side by side in peace and security. Change the Culture of Secrecy: Obama will reverse President Bush's policy of secrecy. He will institute a National Declassification Center to make declassification secure but routine, efficient, and cost-effective Maybe Obama should just vote yes on the FISA bill. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about this guy, the scarier it becomes.
8 killed in Jerusalem, and why peace will never exist in Palestine.
And while we are at it, let's have a roundtable with the terrorists and show our methods we used to catch them.
This is what we are facing. Interview with Palestinian native Brigitte Gabriel.
Do we really want to hand over the power of the military to the likes of Barack Obama?
Change the Culture of Secrecy: Obama will reverse President Bush's policy of secrecy. He will institute a National Declassification Center to make declassification secure but routine, efficient, and cost-effective
Maybe Obama should just vote yes on the FISA bill. Knowledge is power, and the more you know about this guy, the scarier it becomes.