Friday, January 30, 2009

Obama's Bouncing the U.S. Checkbook - Here's a Look at the "Overdraft" Fees You'll Be Paying

Just yesterday Obama's "stimulus" package, known as the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, or H.R. 1, was passed by the United States House of Representatives. Now this is Obama's answer for our economy, the package that is supposed to save us from a disastrous economy.

Well, I have news for you, there's nothing real stimulating about this package - well, except for the fact it's stimulating a lot of anger with Republicans. You see, this bill is going to cost at least $1 trillion (yes that's trillion) dollars over time. That's not a trillion dollars in government money, it's a trillion dollars of YOUR money.

It's easy to see that Obama's bouncing the U.S. Checkbook with this useless bill that he thinks will stimulate the economy and get us back on track. Well, the only thing that's going to happen here is that we are going to be paying all the "overdraft" fees in the next few years.

Interested in getting a look at those "overdraft" fees that you'll be paying if this bill goes through? Here's a look at some of the spending that is included in H.R. 1.

- For STD Prevention - $400 million

- For Honey Bee Insurance - $150 million

- To Support Supercomputing Activities - $70 million

- For the Removal of Fish Passage Barriers - $20 million

- The Rehabilitation of Off Roading Trails - $25 million

- Department of Commerce Renovation - $34 million

This is where your money will be going. Supposedly this is going to create jobs. What do you think? Where exactly is the stimulus in this bill? Yes, I'm sure this is going to help out the "common" people that Barack Obama so liked to identify with during his pre-election days.

So, get ready folks. You'll soon be paying the overdraft fees as Obama continues to overdraft the American checkbook again and again. Don't look for any refunds either…

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Excuse Me Mr. President........It's Me...The United States of America...

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States." - Presidential Oath of Office

By now you've probably heard the news of President Obama's first interview. Maybe it's just me, (probably not) but I'm a bit put out. Obama chooses his first television interview to be to Al-Arabiya television? He'd rather speak to the Arab world than to his own people? Now pardon me if I'm wrong, (probably not) but isn't he supposed to be the President of the United States of America? (I know, I'd rather not admit it either)

I'm finding myself a bit confused. I thought that Obama promised to be the President of the United States in his oath of office, garbled though it was. So, why may I ask has he decided that he first and foremost needs to speak to his "family," the Muslim people in Arab countries? I guess all the people that elected him, and those with brains who didn't, don't matter much to Mr. Obama…at least that is how it would appear.

For the first television interview of a United States President, you would think that a President would come out to the people of his country. You'd think that he would call them his family, that he would reassure them during these tough times, that he would be convincing us of his stake in the well being of the United States.

Apparently this was the furthest thing from our President's mind. Instead he spoke to the Muslim world, communicating instead that "The United States has a stake in the well being of the Muslim world." Over and over again he brought out that he has Muslim members in his family, something that he tried to cover over and over again during this past election. Then he went on to state that his job as President is to "Communicate to the American people that the Muslim world is filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives and see their children live better lives."

Since when was this the President's job? Not to mention, I feel highly insulted that Obama has such a bad view of Americans. It's like he felt he had to go apologize to the Arabs for the "bad behavior" of a naughty child. I can't speak for you, but I’m no naughty child!

Now after President Obama's speech was completed, which by the way took place so late at night in the U.S. that no one really knew about it until the next day, the Arabs got excited. In fact, Reza Aslan, who is an Islam apologist went on CNN to comment on how "giddy" he was about the interview and how Obama was putting himself in place to be a "Bridge between the Muslim world, between the United States and the Middle East."

I'm extremely disappointed that our President feels the need to go placate the Arab world, while leaving his own country in troublesome times. There were no words of comfort to Americans dealing with hard economic times. No assurances to Americans that their next paycheck was going to be there. It's like this man became the diplomat to the entire Arab world instead of President of the United States.

While I'm not opposed to reaching out to other's around the world, the last thing we need is a "back patting" session with the Arabs right now. Our president doesn't need to be spending his time reassuring them - he has a country to run.

So, excuse me Mr. President…it's me…the United States of America. If your family reunion is now over, can you please come back and run our country? (probably not)

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

"I Have a Dream" - Is Obama Fulfilling the Dream or Creating a Nightmare?

Since the inauguration of President Obama has taken place, there have been many blogs and articles written, not to mention newscasts, that mention the idea that Obama is our first African America president. While I'm not sure he actually qualifies as a true "African American" he is part white and part Kenyan, meaning he is the first half Kenyan to take the office of President of the United States.

In any case, this truly has been a historic event. It does prove how far this country has come since the civil rights movement first began to take place. I definitely must sit back and ponder the significance of the event; however, when I look at the man that has been a part of this historic event, Barack Obama, I must admit to being disappointed. After all, I, as Dr. Martin Luther King, had big dreams of how it would be when the first African American became president. I had visions of an African American that really ran on the "dream" that Dr. King once had.

If you take a look at those who were deeply involved in the civil rights movement, the ones that Obama likes to identify himself with, you'll find that they were people of deep integrity. Take the time to research some of the names of those who participated in the civil rights movement. There were men like Jessie Owens who would show the world his character and equality in the Olympic Games in Berlin, even though he was greatly attacked for his color. Of course Dr. King himself was a well respected reverend with integrity and high ideals.

For a minute take a look at one line from Dr. King's speech. Most people don't look far beyond the "I have a dream" phrase. Read a bit further. Dr. King states, "I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."

Here is the crux of the matter. People should be judged by their character. We should be looking at the content of character that people have, not the color of their skin. Well, let me ask you this - what exactly is the content of Barack Obama's character? How many people even have stopped to look beyond the color of his skin to ask about his character?

Sure, politicians like to bring up Martin Luther King when he fits their agenda. So, why did we never hear much about the "content of character" where it pertained to Barack Obama in the 2008 election? No one wanted to explore the bad associations of Obama, they only wanted to look at him as some type of "Savior" or "Messiah" figure who they thought would solve the nation's problems. After all, when interviews were done of random people in New York City, most of them knew little of Obama, and many had never heard the name of his running mate Biden. This lets you know how much Americans have been taking the time to judge men by character.

So, what exactly do we know about the content of Obama's character? Well, let me clue you in to what you may not know.

Look at Obama's character, and you'll find that the socialism runs deep. You can't get around it - socialism is a part of his character. The evidence is clear. He has actually had endorsements from socialists groups in past elections that he ahs won. One group, the New Party supported him in 1996 when he was running for a state senate seat in the state of Illinois. This New Party actually is a branch of what is known as the Communist Party USA.

Another thing you'll find out about Obama's character when you take a close look is that he's associated with cheaters. Take a look at ACORN. Obama used ACORN as a part of his "Get out the vote" during this past election. This is a group that has been proven to cheat.

You'll also find that Obama hangs out with thieves - another look at his true character. After all, consider his relationship with the former CEO of Fannie Mae, Franklin Raines. This man helped to destroy Fannie Mae and walked away a rich man. This eventually ended up leading to the crash of the national economy. Raines walked away with $90 million in tax payers' money after being fired, then became a consultant on housing issues for Obama's campaign. This is a man that Obama calls a closer advisor????

Take another look at Obama's inauguration festivities. You'll quickly find he's really not a big friend of the poor. In fact, the party and festivities came to more than $170 million dollars. Yes, you read that right! No how many Americans could have been helped with that money? People can't pay their mortgage, can't buy food, can't afford clothing, and this man spends millions on his party. Now that's some character.

Start looking into Obama's close friends, and you'll learn more about his character. To name a few of his friends and associates, you'll find he has had relationships with Tony Rezko, Governor Blagojevich, Bill Ayers, and Jeremiah Wright. His role models include socialists like Saul Alinsky. It's often been said that you can tell a whole lot about a man by the company he keeps. Well, Obama's associates speak for themselves.

Sadly in this past election we have seen race become more important than character. Unfortunately, although we have a "half black" man in office, we still have not realized the "Dream" that Martin Luther King had. Character has now taken second place to race. It's sad that today we still have not figured out the meaning of what Dr. King had to say. If you look beyond race to character, Obama definitely comes up short. So, this is no dream coming true for Americans today - it's the start of what I fear will be a very long nightmare.

"I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character." - Dr. King

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Back After a Hiatus

Hi there to all my readers.

I know it's been some time since I have posted. Unfortunately, due to medical difficulties I've been unable to post for sometime. However, we're back and ready to get back into the groove again. Stay tuned for political information geared specifically to conservatives, and especially the conservative women out there today.

Now, before I close, I just have to make a few political comments. Since my last post, Barack Obama has become our president, and I must say I'm already upset at the way he is running his administration. Let me give you a few examples.

First of all, he has a tax evader as a part of his cabinet, Geithner. This man will be overseeing money and treasury affairs and advising the president, yet he skipped out on his taxes to the tune of thousands. President Obama...what exactly were you thinking? Oh yes...that's weren't.

Another issue is the closing of the prisons in Guantanamo Bay. Now we're bringing the terrorists here. Some of them are going to get away with their crimes. Since when did we give terrorists special rights? It's war time...they attacked our country...our people died...and now Obama is going to make sure they get "fair" treatment.

Let's not forget the Mexico City Policy, which is a ban on the funding for international groups that fund abortions. Within his first two days, Obama lifted this ban so that now we can give our governments money to international groups to help out with abortions around the world. How sick!!! It's not enough to kill babies in our country, but now we are funding it around the world? No wonder we are in an economic crisis.

With these three bad decisions that have been made already, I'm a bit leery of the future with Obama as our president. Within two days the man made two disastrous decisions that are despicable. What's next?