Saturday, November 22, 2008

Shouldn't Obama Have to Accomplish Something Before We Start Naming Things After Him, I Guess Not

At the behest of its students, an elementary school near New York City has been renamed after President-elect Barack Obama.

The six and seven year olds made us do it!

The Hempstead Union Free School District board voted unanimously Thursday night to rename Ludlum Elementary School as Barack Obama Elementary School. The change went into effect immediately, school officials said Friday.

So basically no one on that school board had the guts to be politically incorrect and say "Barack Obama isn't even President yet, don't we normally wait until someone dies or at least does something significant before we start naming things after him." Also couldn't we have at least waited, I don't know, until he actually became President.

Officials for the Long Island district say they think the school is the country's first to be named after the first black president-elect, although similar efforts to rename schools, parks and streets are under way elsewhere.

So it was a race was it? Are they going to change the name back if Obama Presidency turns out to be a disaster? Seriously if we the economy goes into a depression and there are several terrorist attacks on his watch do you think they'll change it back?

The Clear Stream Avenue School in Valley Stream, N.Y., also on Long Island, will consider a renaming resolution in December. Students at the Clark K-8 At Binnsmead school in Portland, Ore., are seeking to rename it after Obama. And the prime minister of the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda has said he wants its Boggy Peak renamed Mount Obama.

All right that's it! Shouldn't the man have to sign at least one piece of legislation before he gets a mountain named after him. By the way why are other countries naming their mountains after Obama anyway.

Most of the 466 Hempstead pupils are black or Hispanic, and Obama's election was a big source of pride, principal Jean Bligen said Friday.

Some of the children read essays about Obama and the election at the school board meeting on Thursday night. "That really was effective," Bligen said.

Translation: Some of these kids parents wrote essays for their children and made them go to the board meeting and read them.

The change will be formalized at a ceremony in December. School officials hope Gov. David Paterson, the state's first black governor and Hempstead High School graduate, will attend.

I'm sure Patterson will attend. If for no other reason than to ask why the school wasn't named after him. Since uhh you know he's actually served the citizens of New York.

Built in the 1920s, the Ludlum Elementary School was named after Dr. Charles Ludlum, a local physician who served on the school board for about 40 years.

Dr Ludlum served his community for forty years, Obama has never lived near this community and yet Dr. Ludlum's name has been replaced why exactly? Oh that's right because the six and seven year olds wanted it to be. I can't be the only one who thinks this is crazy.

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,456348,00.html

Next thing you know some they'll expect to have his face on Mount Rushmore. You probably have already seen this, but it still gets the point across.

Obama's Payoff Complete, Hillary Clinton Sells Soul for Secretary of State Job

From Scott Martin
Conservatism Today
http://www.conservatismtoday.com/my_weblog/

In Hillary Clinton's lust to be remembered as something other than the most cheated on First Lady ever, she has made a deal with the Devil, an odd sale of her soul where she doesn't even get to be President. I guess you have to take whatever you can get for your soul nowadays, what with the post-Obama market collapse we're going through. And what she could get was a job as Secretary of State, a job that would seem perfect for the woman who guaranteed that if the phone should ever ring at 3 in the morning, she would be there to answer it.

Meanwhile, Barack Obama has answered the call the same way he always seems to. He has thrown his rhetoric of "change" under the bus, where it lies trampled next to campaign finance, his grandmother, Reverend Wright and anything else that has stood between him and his laser-like focus on gaining power.

Barack Obama can't change the way Washington DC does business by bringing back all of the Clinton's old friends. He certainly can't do so by naming a Clinton his Secretary of State. This is not change. This is buying the next eight years. Barack Obama has ensured that he will face no Democrat opposition by buying out the only people who were a danger to him. Now he just needs to avoid becoming Jimmy Carter and he's got his eight years.

If this is the change America wanted, change back to 1992, why not just vote for Clinton instead of Obama. Oh, wait. It did.

Oh, the story:

Mrs. Clinton came to her decision after additional discussion with President-elect Barack Obama about the nature of her role and his plans for foreign policy, said one of the confidants, who insisted on anonymity to discuss the situation. Mr. Obama’s office told reporters Thursday that the nomination is “on track” but Clinton associates only confirmed Friday afternoon that she has decided.

“She’s ready,” said the confidant. Mrs. Clinton was reassured after talking again with Mr. Obama because their first meeting in Chicago last week “was so general,” the confidant said. The purpose of the follow-up talk, he added, was not to extract particular concessions but “just getting comfortable” with the idea of working together.

Yeah, I could see how that could be difficult. How do you get comfortable with the thought of working for the unaccomplished, smooth talking, male, affirmative action recipient who just stole the job you've been working for your whole life? I guess a life's worth of practice makes it a little bit easier every time.

Just when I had begun to respect her. No more.

So do you think Obama will make any of his own decisions as President? It looks like Bill and Hillary picked his entire cabinet for him. We all know that Obama and Hillary have major differences on Foreign Policy. So either he was lying to get the nomination during the primary, or he's planning on throwing Hillary under that bus first chance he gets.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hitler's back!

Same video new take
Hat Tip: Conservative Today
http://www.conservatismtoday.com/my_weblog/


Wednesday, November 19, 2008

al-Zawahri, Osama's #2, calls Obama a House Negro

So much for the terrorist not being mad at us anymore. Seems like they aren't particularly impressed with President-Elect Obama. "America has put on a new face, but its heart full of hate, mind drowning in greed, and spirit which spreads evil, murder, repression and despotism continue to be the same as always," the deputy of al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden said.

Zawahri goes on to call Obama a house negro. Ayman al-Zawahri said in the message, which appeared on militant Web sites, that Obama is "the direct opposite of honorable black Americans" like Malcolm X, the 1960s African-American rights leader.

In al-Qaida's first response to Obama's victory, al-Zawahri also called the president-elect — along with secretaries of state Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice —"house Negroes."

Well at least Zawahri was being bi-partisan

Zawahri did not threaten specific attacks, but warned Obama that he was "facing a Jihadi (holy war) awakening and renaissance which is shaking the pillars of the entire Islamic world; and this is the fact which you and your government and country refuse to recognize and pretend not to see."

I have to agree with Zawahri here. It does seem like most people here have forgotten we are fighting a war.

He said Obama's victory showed Americans acknowledged that President George W. Bush's policies were a failure and that the result was an "admission of defeat in Iraq."

Seems to me some of us were saying that electing Obama would inspire the terrorist.

However Obama's actions will have much more to do with what happens in Iraq than any statement some guy makes from a cave. Right now it looks like we'll be there until 2011, due to the status of forces agreement which President Bush and the Iraqi government just agreed on. Then we will withdrawal and let the Iraqi's defend their own country. If Obama tries to leave earlier we may have major a problem on our hands. However I don't see any reason Obama would try to leave earlier 2011 is before 2012 so he can tell everyone he kept his promise to get troops out of Iraq during his re-election campaign. The fact he had absolutely nothing to do with it won't even be mentioned most likely.

Obama has promised a surge into Afganistan during his first term as President. Al-Qaida says they will be waiting.

"Be aware that the dogs of Afghanistan have found the flesh of your soldiers to be delicious, so send thousands after thousands to them," al-Zawahri said.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081119/ap_on_re_mi_ea/ml_al_qaida_obama

Wanna say the pledge of Alligence, Get out of the classroom!

That is the message in the Socialist state of Vermont. Now before you say that I can't call Vermont socialist remember they have elected a socialist, Bernie Sanders to represent them in the Senate.

The school has said the children who wish to say the pledge must leave their classroom and go to the gymnasium on the second floor. A sixth grader is designated to go around to the classrooms and ask them if they want to say the pledge. The sixth grader then leads the student in the pledge.

"We don’t want to isolate children every day in their own classroom, or make them feel they’re different,” Principal Michaela Martin said. About half the students chose to participate, Martin said.

So it's OK to make the half of kids that want to say the pledge feel different. I mean their obviously freaks for wanting to recite the pledge of allegiance.

Friday, the routine changed again.

Just before 8 a.m., Martin herded all the school’s students — and several adults — into a cramped foyer that adjoins the first-floor classrooms and told sixth-grader Nathan Gilbert, 12, to lead them in the Pledge.

Most recited it; some didn’t.

I'm sure that went well.

Afterward, 10 adults streamed down the steps and outside, forming a circle around Dunlap for a heated discussion in which they pressed for an explanation of why it couldn’t be said in the classrooms.

The format is up to teachers, not administrators or parents, Dunlap said.

So it's the teachers idea to take all of their students out of their classrooms into a cramped foyer instead of staying in their classrooms. Remember some of these kids are six and seven years old. So these teaches either have some sort of mental disorder or Dunlap is full of crap. I'm going with the latter.

Tedesco a retired marine had a different take on it. “Saying the Pledge in the classroom is legal, convenient and traditional,” Tedesco said. “Asking kindergarten- through sixth-graders who want to say the Pledge to leave their classrooms to do so is neither convenient nor traditional. There’s no way a heckler’s veto should abridge the constitutional rights of the majority,”

Amen Tedesco.

http://burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20081115/NEWS/81114036

Man who defended Clinton during Impeachment named Obama's White House Council

President-Elect Barack Obama has chosen Gregory Craig has his White House Council. Craig is most known for defending President Clinton on the House Floor during impeachment hearings. However he has had more than a few controversial clients. I found this list over at Blogs for Victory:

Elian Gonzalez’s father - Craig represented the father who demanded the return of his son after his estranged wife died trying to take Elian to freedom. Most people saw this as a thinly-veiled publicity stunt from Fidel Castro, attempting to embarrass the US. The dispute got resolved when Janet Reno ordered an armed assault on the house where Elian’s family in the US provided him a home.

John Hinckley, Jr - Craig presented and won the insanity defense that allows Ronald Reagan’s would-be assassin to spend weekends with his family now.

Kofi Annan - The former Secretary-General of the UN hired Craig to defend his interests in the Volcker Commission probe of the Oil-for-Food scandal, which put billions of dollars into Saddam Hussein’s pockets while providing cash for Annan’s son, his deputies, and some allege Annan himself.

Pedro Gonzalez Pinzon - A Panamanian legislator wanted for murdering an American soldier in 1992. The Dallas Morning News demanded that Obama force Craig to drop the case during the campaign, but no report of whether he did is easily available.

So Craig defended a guy who shot a Republican President then stood in defense of a Democratic President who committed perjury. This must be Obama's definition of bi-partisanship. Of course he did defend Clinton during Impeachment so maybe Obama is just getting ready for future events.

All joking aside Barack Obama should have thought more about his White House council. I don't think choosing the guy that defended the man who shot Ronald Reagan is the best way to show bi-partisanship.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

How Obama got elected.



When you put this video together with the Howard Stern video from before the election. (shown below) You can't deny that the media did was completely bias in it's coverage.




This is a poll taken of Obama voters. The only thing they seemed to know was that Sarah Palin had a pregant kid and she wore expensive clothes. They also had a hard time separating Palin from Tina Fey.

Zogby Poll

512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet.....

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.

Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

Here's the deal it's everyone's right to vote. However if you don't know what party is in control of Congress, or who is the Senate Majority Leader or who's Speaker of the House just stay home. If you don't care enought to know what's going on before Election Day, don't decide to care on Election Day. We really don't need people that don't understand the issues, or that don't even know what the issues are deciding the election. Maybe in 2012 we will actually have voters that know something about what's going on before they vote.

Obama to make McCain Sec of Defense.

From Bill Dupray at http://patriotroom.com/

UPDATE: Actually, a correction. Under Arizona law, if McCain were to vacate his Senate seat, the Governor would have to appoint a replacement from the same party. The replacement would serve out the remaining two years of McCain’s term.

Thanks to Freeper Conservative From Georgia for the heads-up.

ORIGINAL POST:

Not sure what to make of this, but No Quarter has a source in Chicago that says that Obama and McCain will meet tomorrow to discuss the Secretary of Defense job.

A source in Chicago informed me earlier today that John McCain will be meeting with Obama and his handlers tomorrow in Chicago in order to discuss the possibility of a Secretary of Defense appointment. That McCain will be in Chicago tomorrow is corroborated by an article London Times published one hour ago. The Times, however, claims McCain will most probably not be appointed to a Cabinet position. But he will be consulted on topics on which he and Obama have “common ground.” This certainly does not preclude the possibility of an appointment of McCain to Secretary of Defense.

Our source maintains that McCain will visit Chicago tomorrow in order to discuss the Secretary of Defense appointment.

This would be the right move for the sake of the country. It would be a clever political move by Obie because it would allow the Democrat Governor of Arizona, Janet Napolitano, to choose a Democrat replacement for McCain’s Senate seat.

The real fun will be watching the The Great Moonbat Mutiny of 2008 when they realize that the architect of the evil surge will be in charge of ending the war, no doubt on McCain’s, not Obama’s timetable. It gives Obama cover if the draw-down goes badly, as he can blame McCain and retake the controls at any point.

I seriously doubt this would happen. If Obama were to name McCain Sec of Defense he would basically be telling all those people who voted for him, haha fooled you suckers. Not that anyone who really paid attention would be surprised that Obama was going back on a campaign promise he made. However most of the people that voted for him weren't paying attention.

I think it would be a good move for the country if McCain was named Secretary of Defense. It would also show Obama wants to be a centrist and unite the country. McCain wouldn't have to worry about a Democrat taking over his seat because a person from the same party has to be named to fill the seat according to Arizona law.

Of course this works for Obama too if something goes wrong he has a scapegoat to point the finger at. If this story is true and Obama offers McCain the job McCain needs to decide if he is willing to be thrown under the bus. Obama will throw McCain under the bus if something goes wrong. Believe it or not there's still more room under that bus.

Huckabee Kicks Off 2012 Primary Battle.

As I was waiting for some pizza I ordered I walked into a nearby business where I saw they had Red white and blue hats with the Republican elephant on them. The hats were $2.50 before the election she said, "but now that it's over their only 99 cents." I looked at her and I said, "Oh, it's never over." And so the 2012 Republican Primary has begun with the release of Mike Huckabee's new book: Do the Right Thing: Inside the Movement That's Bringing Common Sense Back to America.

"Mitt Romney, Huckabee's principal rival in Iowa, receives the roughest treatment. Huckabee writes that the former Massachusetts governor's record was "anything but conservative until he changed the light bulbs in his chandelier in time to run for president." He notes that Romney declined to make a congratulatory phone call after Huckabee beat the odds to win the Iowa caucuses, "which we took as a sign of total disrespect." He mocks Romney for suggesting, during one debate, more investment in high-yield stocks as a solution to economic woes. "Let them eat stocks!" Huckabee jokes."

Of course Romney's camp responded. "Eric Fehrnstrom, a spokesman for Mr. Romney, fired back today in a statement: “This type of pettiness is beneath Mike Huckabee. If we’re going to move the party forward, we need to offer more than personal recriminations. Unfortunately, in this book, Mike Huckabee is consumed with presumed slights, and he seems more interested in settling scores than in bringing people together.”

Huckabee and Romney if they don't hate each other are about as close as two Christians can come to hating each other.

Huckabee also takes on Fred Thompson although he is nowhere near as tough on him as he was Romney. Perhaps because he knows Fred doesn't have another run in him. Some would say he didn't even have the first run in him. "Fred Thompson never did grasp the dynamics of the race or the country, and his amazingly lackluster campaign reflected just how disconnected he was with the people, despite the anticipation and expectation that greeted his candidacy," Huckabee wrote.

However Mike Huckabee did not stop at his political opponents he also took on the Club for Growth. The organization perhaps most responsible for stopping his meteoric rise. In his chapter Faux-Cons: Worse than Liberalism," Huckabee identifies what he calls the "real threat" to the Republican Party: "libertarianism masked as conservatism. "Faux-Cons aren't interested in spirited or thoughtful debate, because such an endeavor requires accountability for the logical conclusion of their argument." Among his targets is the Club for Growth, a group that tarred Huckabee as insufficiently conservative in the primaries and ran television ads with funding from one of Huckabee's longtime Arkansas political foes, Jackson T. Stephens Jr."

But for all the sharp words Huckabee has for his fellow Republicans, score-settling is not the major thrust of the book, Huckabee's sixth. Rather, Huckabee, who now hosts a weekend show on Fox News, spends most of the pages celebrating the grass-roots success of his surprisingly successful campaign and laying out, again, his vision for the future of the Republican Party, which includes instituting a national sales tax to replace the income tax and renewed focus on health-care prevention and education. He mentions McCain only in passing, and with praise, calling him a "true statesman and a man of honor."

Good to know this book isn't just a hit job. I would've been very disappointed in Governor Huckabee if it had been.

I see four people who should be running for the nomination in 2012. Gingrich, Huckabee, Palin, and Romney. Honestly I would love if it was just Huckabee and Romney so those two could have the fight to the death they were denied by Fred Thompson allowing McCain to win the SC Primary. Thus McCain became our nominee and we all saw how that turned out. Of course I'm sure Jindal will want to jump in too. Crist might jump in, but I don't see him getting the nod. Then again Cantor and Pence might want to take a shot. All right eight, but that's it. I guess Ron Paul will probably run again so that would make nine. PLEASE MAKE IT STOP! We have even inaugurated the new President yet and the campaign for 2012 has begun.

http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1859539,00.html?xid=rss-topstories