I’m heading out of town tomorrow and will be gone for at least a week, if not longer. I’m going up north for some medical treatment (no, not Canada, I’ve had enough socialized medicine for one lifetime) , so if it goes well I may end up staying longer. So we’ll see. I will be taking my laptop, so I should be able to answer emails, but I’m not sure how much time – if any – I’ll have to write new entries. So I apologize for the forthcoming gap in new NObamaness! I promise I’ll make it up to you when I get back home.
In other news, I apologize for not writing a post about the tea parties which swept the nation. Unfortunately I was unable to attend my local tea party due to my health, but I was with all of you in spirit! My congratulations to everyone who attended for keeping the tea parties peaceful, pleasant, and within the law! (Although I was a bit disappointed with Washington, DC! What were you guys thinking, throwing a box of tea bags over the White House fence?!?! As a fellow Washingtonite, I’m ashamed – unless it was a tourist who did that, you all should have known better! I’m honestly shocked no one was arrested, they certainly would have had probable cause. Such lunacy! Surely you all must realize that stunts like that aren’t doing the movement any favors – thanks so much for putting a dent in our credibility.)
Other than that, I definitely have a post brewing in my brain over the vulgar sexual insults that certain news anchors in the MSM threw around that day (I’m looking at you, Anderson Cooper! Any respect I may have once had for you, it has been thoroughly flushed down the drain.) I thought I was to the point where nothing from the MSM could shock me anymore, but that unfortunately did. I wish the FCC would follow through on their pledge of consistency and slap NBC with a fine or two for their participation in that vulgar tirade. But yeah, like that’ll ever happen.
Back to packing for me! I’ll see you all in a week! In the mean time, everyone keep up the great work and hopefully I’ll be well enough to see you at the next tea party!
Thanks, Chuck, for explaining precisely why no one believes the Obama administration when they talk about ‘bipartisanship’. Just listen to what this man has to say, it’s unbelievably blunt!
That’s Democrat Senator Charles Schumer. Did you catch what he said? If not, here’s the transcript:
“I think President Obama has a pretty smart strategy. He is going to talk bipartisanship to the American people. But realizes until the Republican grassroots pushes their people over, if that ever happens, we are not going get change in the House or Senate.”
So he’s only going to talk about bipartisanship, but nothing’s going to “change” (i.e. they won’t get what they really want) until the Republicans just roll over, play dead, and let the Democrats get on with all that hopity-change they want to shove down our throats? Yeah, that sure sounds like bipartisanship to me! Cause nothing says ‘bipartisanship’ like just rolling over those you disagree with and doing whatever the hell you feel like doing.
Give me a break! But hey, you at least gotta give the man credit for actually saying it. Now why won’t more people wake up to what it is these guys are really doing? Yet again, they’re flat out saying what they’re going to do, and still too many people just keep on ignoring reality. It’s a shame that so many people are so hypnotized that we can’t even hear what they’re saying to us.
But beyond just the issue of bipartisanship, there’s the whole issue of ‘traditional values’. According to Chuck, that’s all over. In case you missed that as well, here’s the transcript:
“The Hard Right, which still believes when the federal government moves, chop off its hands; still believes in, you know, in ‘traditional values’ kind of arguments, and strong foreign policy. All that’s over!”
So, let’s go through this, shall we?
First: No more keeping the movements, scope, and range of the federal government in check. The federal government is now free to do whatever the hell it wants, regardless of what the opposition thinks (sound familiar? ‘Just roll over and play dead, that’s right, little citizens! If you know what’s best for you, you’ll just shut up in the name of bipartisanship! Hopity-Change!’)
Second: No more ‘traditional values’ (don’t forget to use the air quotes, people!). You know, all that outdated stuff like ‘Do unto others as you’d have others do unto you’; no more of that true tolerance nonsense; no more of ‘loving thy neighbor as you love thyself’ (oh, sorry, is ‘thy’ just too outdated for you?); and most importantly, no more of those ideas about ‘We The People’! That stuff is so dusty and old it must be in the ‘traditional’ category, right?
Eesh, where’s Tevye when you need him?
Third: Last, but certainly not least, strong foreign policy? That went out with go-go boots and bad 80’s hair! The antonym of ’strong’ is ‘weak’, therefore, according to Chuck, nothing says ‘modernism’ like weak, lukewarm, panty-waisted foreign policy! (Sorry, even that’s an insult to women, cause most women I know would have a better grasp of foreign policy than this idiot.)
But you know what strikes me most about this particular observation of Mr. Schumer’s? I had no idea that strong foreign policy was such a partisan issue. I had absolutely no idea that only hard-core rightists believed in strong foreign policy! After all, didn’t Obama spend a whole helluva lot of time during the debates trying to convince us that he’d be just as strong on foreign policy as John McCain? Either that makes Obama a hard-core Republican, or he was just flat out lying and betraying his party’s stance on the necessity for weak foreign policy.
The funniest part is, though, I had no idea any of these issues were the exclusive property of hard-core Republicans. Traditional values? Belief in strong foreign policy? Even just the teensiest of belief in the idea that the scope of the federal government shouldn’t be completely unlimited! I’m not even a Republican, yet I believe in all three of those things! Silly me, I thought Democrats believed in them as well, at least to some degree. Shame on me for being so gullible, I suppose.
It kills me that such basic beliefs have been declared outdated, no longer relevant, as if they’re anathema to modern life. It seems to me that nothing good can come from a partisan war against traditional values as a whole. At least in the world I come from, I was raised to believe that ‘traditional values’ had nothing to do with strictly politics, and more to do with things like loving your neighbor and constantly striving to be a better, more honest, more caring human being. If Democrats are now proclaiming a death to such endeavors, then I believe we have more to fear than simply four years of policies we disagree with.
Keep your eyes peeled, your ears perked, and your mind open, everybody. This is dangerous territory we’re being led toward as a nation. History has shown us that when anyone tries to convince you that such values are outdated, no good can come from it. Especially when they couple that with mentions of ‘bipartisanship’ being nothing more than ‘talk’ to precede an absolute steam-rolling of those they disagree with, it’s an even surer sign that things could get very, very precarious. When debate is to be executed, moral convictions buried, it’s a sure sign that a civilization is being prepared for some very dark days and even darker deeds.
Thanks, Chuck, for at least being honest. Now please, realize just how horrible you’re sounding right about now. It might be time to take a good hard look at yourself, your party, and the people you claim to represent. Is this really what’s best for them, or what’s best for you?
I don’t know anything about that guy, but I’d say he did a pretty darn good job of summing up “political correctness”, the ‘Fairness Doctrine’, and pretty much all the other Leftist attempts to get their way, no matter what the people or their laws have to say about it. Not all individual leftists, mind you, but the movement as a whole and where it’s heading today? Definitely.
So do me a favor, won’t you? Don’t shut up.
You have to see this to believe it. It’s that bad.
As if that isn’t bad enough, check out the plaque she presented to the school.
This is one of the saddest, most pathetic things I’ve witnessed come out of Congress in a long time – and that’s saying something. She’s seriously, seriously, a part of the US House of Representatives? Seriously!? Her vote in that respected body actually has a sway over each and every one of our lives?
And yet she can’t even manage to form a proper sentence? She can’t even congratulate someone without pulling made up words out of her butt? What in the hell is she doing in that esteemed chamber?!
What the hell is this country coming to? Not only that so many people come out of our schools this illiterate, but that they somehow manage to become representatives in Congress?! Is this seriously what the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Medgar Evers and Martin Luther King, Jr fought so hard – and died – for? Are representatives like her really going to bring us closer together racially? Is she really the best example of African American success this nation could produce?
Is she really the type of person we should be electing as a representative of ourselves and our communities? I sure as hell hope not, because that’s just pathetic. If we can’t expect more than this from our representatives, if we can’t even expect them to have a basic, elemental grasp on the English language, how could we possibly expect anything from our system of government?
You know, this might be funny, if it weren’t for the fact that she’s voting on vitally important legislation that affects the future of our nation. That kind of takes all the fun out of it, doesn’t it?
Hehe, although, it is kind of funny that she’s part of the Democratic party, which has been so thoroughly savaging President Bush for the past 8 years for mispronouncing “nuclear” (in the exact same manner that President Kennedy did, by the way.) That is at least worth a chuckle.
Congratulations, Ms. Brown, for making a complete and utter fool out of yourself.
I’ve just found a truly remarkable video that I think should be required viewing for absolutely every single American. It explains, in clear, simply, understandable terms, precisely what type of government we have, how we came to have it, and how it compares to the other forms of government throughout history. And it explains all of this in only 10 minutes.
Please, please, I’m begging you, watch it right now! And please, send it to all of your friends and family! More of us desperately need to understand the true nature of our government, our republic.