Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The "ACORN" doesn't fall far from the tree!

In her article, "ACORN, Obama, and the Mortgage Mess",
Mona Charen shows Obama's connections with this organization and how it contributed to the collapse of the mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Some highlights:

"ACORN stands for the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, a busy hive of left-wing agitation and "direct action" that claims chapters in 50 cities and 100,000 dues-paying members. ACORN is where Sixties leftovers who couldn't get tenure at universities wound up."

" In 2006, for example, ACORN registered 1,800 new voters in Washington. The only trouble was, with the exception of six, all of the names submitted were fake. The secretary of state called it the "worst case of election fraud in our state's history."

"ACORN recognized very early the opportunity presented by the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) of 1977. As Stanley Kurtz has reported, ACORN proudly touted "affirmative action" lending and pressured banks to make subprime loans. "

"Madeline Talbott, a Chicago ACORN leader, boasted of "dragging banks kicking and screaming" into dubious loans."

"ACORN attracted Barack Obama in his youthful community organizing days. Madeline Talbott hired him to train her staff -- the very people who would later descend on Chicago's banks as CRA shakedown artists. The Democratic nominee later funneled money to the group through the Woods Fund, on whose board he sat, and through the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, ditto. Obama was not just sympathetic -- he was an ACORN fellow traveler. "

Now even though the provision that provided for 20% of the return on the assets the government would buy and then sell in the "bail-out" would go to ACORN and other "community organizing group" was taken out of the bail-out plan, isn't it amazing how it got in there in the first place. The organization that had so much to do with the problems we now face was going to get 20% of the return from the sale of those assets later after the markets turned, wow, the man-berries of some people! For more on the connections take a look at this video and, again, make sure everyone you know sees this.

The GREAT LEADER Obama! This should scare you to death!

This is scary, kids being used like this. I can't blame the kids for trying to please their parents, they sing well and do a good job putting on a performance, but what are they learning from their parents? "Obama's going to change the wooorld". In to what, this? Let us all sing praises to the "Great Leader" They don't even have an idea what they want change from or how he's going to accomplish this change.

Maybe, if we taught our children to sing this, we might have less to worry about in the future.

These are the "Cactus Cuties" and they knock it out of the park!

God Bless America!

Saturday, September 27, 2008

You Know, That "Ol Luke Smile"

A guy can't help but watch Paul Newman and wish that he was one tenth as cool as Paul was in "Cool Hand Luke". In the top 5 movies (films) of all time, "Cool Hand Luke" with Paul's smile, his never give up attitude and realness about him, draws you in to a character that was just made up for a movie, but touches anyone watching it down deep in their soul. The supporting cast, character actors you've seen in so many other movies and shows on T.V., provide Paul with just the right energy to pull off one of the great movie performances of all time.

I will miss Paul Newman, 1925 - 2008, one of the greatest men in Hollywood, a real man that had that mystic charm that made you want to be like him. I won't go on about any of his later politics in this post, sometimes you just keep that picture in your head of the person you want to remember, and I'll always remember Paul Newman.....and that 'ol Luke smile.....

Friday, September 26, 2008

Blame where Blame is due!

This video is fast (read quick) and informative. It shows how this "crisis" came about and how it all stems back to the CRA and "Affordable mortgages". Follow it with your cursor on the pause button so you can stop it and read some to the documents. This person did some very good research, if only the "lame-stream" media would do a little. Take a look at the parties involved and see that the foxes are being put in charge of the hen house. All of the players that we've seen on TV, popping up in front of cameras saying, "it was deregulation by the Bush administration" are just plain lying to us and they know it. Like McCain, this video lacks somewhat in style, but makes up for it in substance. Enjoy and pass it along.

Want more proof, just watch this and see that in 2004 the dems just couldn't do enough to cast aside any thought of more oversight, even playing the race card using term "lynching" to describe how the former CEO of Fannie Mae was treated. This idiocy can not be laid at the feet of republicans when they tried to pass legislation and couldn't even get it out of committee because of dems.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Dear Mr. Obama

This could not be said any better, so I will not add anything except to say thank you to the patriots in our armed services. With out them we have nothing.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Dig or Just Dumb?

Now I have to say something about this, some may think I'm naive, but I don't think Obama was trying to take a swipe at Palin with this remark. If you listen to him speak, he's trying to look for a phrase he's heard or trying to ad lib a line that he thinks will be funny. Now the crowd got the joke, even if he didn't. I truly think he's that dense.

I believe he has been talking to Biden and likes the quick jab style of his running mate, but the man truly doesn't have the gift. I had said earlier that we will see Biden put not just one, but both feet in his mouth before we see Palin do it. And boy-howdy has he.

Now you have to get through the first half of this video and try not to lose your lunch, then he makes one hellava flub.

Saying that she, Senator Clinton, would have been a better pick, well he's right, but how damn stupid is this man! Sarah Palin is kick'n ass and taking names partly because women are flocking to her and he goes and tells this crowd and the rest of the public that Hilary would have been a better choice.

Now I stand by my statement that Obama didn't know that he was making a dig, but this just shows an utter lack of any kind of judgement from this man. And then throw in Biden and his gaffs and this pair is truly the worst ticket I've seen in all my years as a voter. Yes, even worse than Mondale/Farraro in '84.

Oh yeah, here's another Biden gaff, see if you tell why he's so flustered.

OH MY GOOOOOOOODDDDDDDAAAAAHHHHH...... the man,Chuck Graham, is a paraplegic. Biden may want to have a talk with his prep-staff before the next event to see if there are any arm amputees that he can ask to give a little wave.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Fannie & Freddie need to have some Babies

In their joint oped article in the WSJ, McCain and Palin speak plainly and with conviction concerning the bailout of Fannie and Freddie. (see link above) They voice their concern on what this means for the tax payers and the need for, you guessed it, reform.

When they talk about down-sizing these two behemoths, I couldn't agree more. The government did what had to be done in regards keeping these two quasi-governmental institution sound. Investors around the world have a stake in our housing market through the purchase of bonds offered by these two companies, in the order of Trillions of dollars. If they were seen to be going under, not only would these investors bail on these bonds, but on US Treasuries as well, killing the Green back in the process. That was why this had to be done, not just for the mortgage market, but the US Dollar.

After this time of recovery, these two monsters of the mortgage market need to crawl into a nice quiet place and, like the two dollars George Baily puts in the Savings & Loan vault, have lots of babies. These babies should pop out of the governmental womb as soon as possible and the umbilical cores cut right away. Then let nature, survival of the fittest, take over so only the strong survive. Regulation on how mortgage products are offered and disclosed should be implemented, but the onus of sound financial judgement should ultimately be put on the borrower. He/she are the only ones that truly are responsible for putting themselves in debt, by signing the bottom line on that mortgage and note.

Reading this oped gives me hope that there will be a change in Washington, and I hope we will all hold their feet to the fire to stick to their call for reform and a true change in how our peoples government works.

Long Live the Republic!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Community Organizer -vs- Mayor

Gov. Palin said:

"Before I became governor of the great state of Alaska, I was mayor of my hometown.
And since our opponents in this presidential election seem to look down on that experience, let me explain to them what the job involves.
I guess a small-town mayor is sort of like a “community organizer,” except that you have actual responsibilities.

I might add that in small towns, we don’t quite know what to make of a candidate who lavishes praise on working people when they are listening, and then talks about how bitterly they cling to their religion and guns when those people aren’t listening.
We tend to prefer candidates who don’t talk about us one way in Scranton and another way in San Francisco."

The Dems say this is an attack on Community Organizers everywhere, I beg to differ. This is in defence of Mayors of small towns. It is the Dems that belittled her mayorship as not being "experience". But when she defends her job and says that she actually had "responsibilities" she didn't say enough. A mayor is where the "buck stops" and all the praise or blame falls when it comes to decisions made in a community. She was right to defend her mayorship and to compare it with Obama's "Community Organiser" history. But lets look at what his job entailed.

As a community organiser, Obamas job was what? He was charged with trying to help the people of Chicago create more opportunities for "social justice". That phrase should be familiar and some what scary for many. It is used all the time by the extreme left insofar as the people getting more of other peoples money. Via by tax dollars, non-profits or blackmailed corporations; ie: Jessy Jackson. Community organizing was started by Saul Alinsky.

"The father of community organizing was ultra-leftist Saul Alinsky (1909-1972), a Chicagoan who elevated local-level political agitation to an art form. Alinsky, a significant influence on Obama, believed in “rubbing raw the sores of discontent.” In his classic book Rules for Radicals, Alinsky prescribed the tactics and defined the goals of community organizing. Among his “rules“: “Keep the pressure on. Never let up” and “Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it, and polarize it.” " CFP http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/4857

Mr. Alinsky's son, L. David Alinsky, states; "“I am proud to see that my father’s model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.” CFP (Canadian Free Press)

To put it easier and to let you know how the comparison works, in the hierarchy of politics, community organizers come to mayors for decisions to be made. So in the world of Palin vs Obama, she would have been his boss.

That about says it all.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

"Not One Piece of Major Legislation Passed", IT'S TRUE!

He's written two books, memoirs of his vast experience at age 47. And yet, as Sarah Palin stated, "he hasn't written one piece of major legislation". Now so many "Dem." talking heads will tell you, he's co-sponsored major ethics reform bills and other such things. But what has he authored and sponsored himself. I wanted to know, so, I did some fact checking of his record. And what I found out was that Gov. Palin is spot on with her dig.

Senator Obama has been in office since 2005, being elected in 2004. Since then he has sponsored, which means he is, or his office staff is, responsible for the content of the bill and the muscle to get it through, only 136 bills. Yes, he has co-sponsored many bills, but that's not the same as what Gov. Palin stated, that he hasn't written one himself. The amazing lack of production from his office, in so far as getting legislation passed into law is truly astonishing. Here's what I found:

Since 2005 Senator Obama has introduced 136 bills and resolutions to the floor of the Senate. 21 in 2005, 44 in 2006, 62 in 2007 and so far this year 8 bills have come from his office. Now here is where he is most impressive, LOL! 6 (six) of those 136 bills have become law, which may sound good to some, but for the fact that only two were really "Laws" and the other four were resolutions. How about "The National Day of Learning" introduced 07/13/2006, or recognition of the the Chicago White Sox for their winning the World Seres. Major pieces of work there I do say.

Some of the others were, condemning the violence in Zimbabwe, Okay, that's good. Recognising the 44th anniversary of the "Freedom Summer" where activists were killed in Ala. for supporting and leading the fight for social reform in the segregated south, that's good too. But these and a couple others do not make the grade when someone says he has "passed major bills"

Oh, and the two "Laws" that he sponsored and got passed, one was the naming of a post office, the Katherine Dunham U.S.P.O. and the other was a law passed to "Promote democracy in the Congo". Now for a junior senator this isn't that bad, but if you're trying to hang your hat on this to make a run at the white house, well Damn, you must have major man berries or the biggest ego on the planet.

I'm going with Ego!

links to site for info on sponsored bills: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=400629&tab=bills

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Bikes & Trikes for Tikes!

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It's that time again. Time to make smiles come to the faces of a lot of Children this Christmas. Last year, the Johnson Family, The Kiwanis Club of South Orlando, Variety Children's Charities, MSI Corp and other great organizations, individuals and families came together to create those smiles, 500 of them. Our "Bike Build" was quite the event, and believe it or not, with all the help from so many people we built all those bike is under 5 hours! And yes, they all worked!

We now have an opportunity to double our fun by reaching our goal of 1,000 bikes this year. The exponential growth of this effort, started by the Johnsons, is truly a miracle. We are looking for even more good people to come to our Bike Build and make a difference. Get your hands into it, it is easier than you think, in as little as 5 minutes you can put together a bike that will be the best gift a kid gets this Christmas. Bring yourself, your family, friends, or make it your company Christmas party. Give a gift of your time, and yes a little sweat, instead of pretending to have a good time at the company gift swap. Be a "Secret Santa" for someone that can still believe in him.

If you can't be at the Bike Build, Dec. 13th, then raising money or making a donation would be greatly appreciated. All are welcome!

God Bless you, and Merry Christmas!

Monday, September 1, 2008

CNBC's Maria B. on VP Pick Palin

Here's is more highlights of CNBC's Maria B talking about Gov. Palin, McCain's VP pick. She is strong on energy, the most important issue of our time as I write this. Russia invades Georgia because of pipelines, oil prices are falling but still over $110 per barrel. Iran, well, is being Iran and saber-rattling their forthcoming nuclear sword. And then there's Gustav, that again shows the vulnerability of the gulf coast oil rigs, shutting them down in anticipation of a big storm. Luckily the storm lost some punch and didn't damage as much as it could have, but it says volumes about our preparedness for the storms and our ability to provide the safety needed to protect the gulf waters from oil spills. But it also shows our dependence on just this region for our off shore oil production. If we were off Florida, Georgia, the Carolinas, California, and off shore in Alaska and in ANWR, we wouldn't feel the angst when a storm approaches the gulf as we do now.

If Obama has his way and doesn't drill as we need, then we can look forward to more wheeling and dealing with people we don't like and that don't like us. We will have higher full costs, and with less domestic supply of oil, our recovery of this slow economy will take much longer.

I say lets look at Palins willingness to produce, she did it the age of 44, and has passed that desire down to her daughter, who is in the midst of some production herself. (sorry bad joke, but I had to comment some how. ) Even this revelation hasn't tempered the new enthusiasm for Palin and the McCain ticket. Talk'n the talk and Walk'n the walk. And with this news, how will any liberal talking head, or Dem. spinner say that the republicans don't know how the rest of us feel or live our lives. The Palins are as real as it gets, as far out of D.C. as you can possibly get and with real family issues like the rest of us. Did her daughter make a mistake, yes, but it is not the mistakes that make us who we are, it's how we react to them that shows our character. Why do we fall, so we can learn to pick ourselves up again.