Monday, August 30, 2010

Beck Shines, Obama In Denial

President Obama is in complete denial when it comes to those that oppose his liberal policies. His response is to go after those that think he's not Christian, that he was not born in the USA, that Glenn Beck was able to stir up people during uncertain economic times.

Regarding his religion, what it appears is that he was opportunistic with his choice of a church. He's just as much white as he is black, but he leveraged his black side. His Trinity United Church of Christ is a predominantly black church with extreme liberal postures.

His criticism of Glenn Beck is a natural response for someone that is in somewhat of a corner. His administration's policies have been rejected by the masses. The good thing for him (bad for most) is that they have been invoked and are law. Overturning them is an uphill climb, if at all possible.

Christians, regardless of denomination, should embrace Beck's call for national revival or a religious rebirth. Instead, for the libs, all we get is complaints that the rally took place at the same place MLK gave his "I have a dream" speech. That somehow this was sacrilegious.

We do have a dream. A dream to see America return to its founding values. Obama has slowly gone out of his way to coddle untraditional American values. Many have noticed his coddling of non-traditional American values, Islam seemingly trumping Christianity, big government becoming more mainstream, and taxation without true representation (representatives clearly going against the will of their constituencies).

We have willingly relinquished freedom disguised as progress. Obama is just the latest and current spokesperson. It started with FDR and has continued ever since, with only a few lulls in between. Hopefully well get another lull in November.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Liverpool FC Walking a Tight Line Early On

Talk about getting off to a slow start. As I looked at the Premier League tables after today's games, Liverpool FC was in a relegation position. Granted, they still have a match to play this weekend, but a loss keeps them at the bottom of the ladder.

It has bee a rough couple of years for the Merseysiders. The player that have been brought in have not performed as expected. Injuries have taken their tolls. The key players have not done their jobs -- they have not lead and performed as champions should.

Although the second winningest club in English football history (behind Man U), they have never won the Premier League since its inception in 1992. They have been runner up twice.

Liverpool FC has accomplished little in the Premier League compared to the League's powerhouses: Man U, Arsenal, and lately Chelsea.

The more I watch English and European football, the more bored I get with it. It is all about money. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer. I am very surprised the various European leagues continue to flourish because most teams -- at least 75% in each country in my estimate -- have no real chance of contending for a title.

Liverpool will not get relegated but it is going to be a tough season for them. it will be a challenge to contend for a berth in next year's financially rewarding UEFA Champions League. The second tier UEFA Europa League is just not where the money or excitement are.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Michelle Obama Thinks She's Queen

In the LDS cannon, there's an often referenced scripture (D&C 121:39):
We have learned by sad experience that it is the nature and disposition of almost all men, as soon as they get a little authority, as they suppose, they will immediately begin to exercise unrighteous dominion.
Belt-tightening applies to the other guys, not any of those in the current administration.

I thought (as still do think that Hillary was ridiculous with her power hunger, Barack's domestic assistant appears to have ramped up her entitlements to a level seemingly of a queen.

Her all-expenses paid, lavish vacation in southern Spain, a plan to trade a portion of the food stamp program for an $8 billion pet child-nutrition bill, another quick vacation to the Florida Panhandle, the lavish dinners and incessant entertaining. I don't have a problem with vacations, etc. but there is moderatation and there is extreme.

Some have accused Michelle the Belle of Marie Antoinette-ism. The fact this even comes up shows how out of step they are with those they proclaim to represent.

The Obama's appear to be children that cannot handle the wealth and fame that comes with this high office.

There's a right way and a wrong way to handle fame. They clearly are demonstrating the wrong way.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A President Strays from America's Core Values

American is a very tolerate nation. The First Amendment to our divine Constitution reads:
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
We are accepting to just about all religions, even those whose practices are so extreme it makes it tough to classify them as religions. But core to America is our Judeo-Cristian heritage.

The recent news that a mosque is to be built on Ground Zero (NYC) has little to do with religious tolerance, everything to do with politics. Obama elected to comment on this plan, giving the impression it is religious freedom that is in question.

There are plenty of mosques and places for future mosques, other than the small area that makes up Ground Zero. Those in favor of this are just throwing fuel onto the fire. It makes no logical sense to do this at this time. It is if they are going out of their way to "stick it to America again" with the blessing of the so-called liberal tolerance patrol.

The president sticks it to many Americans again by holding a Ramadan dinner at the White House. This president goes out of his way to coddle a religion that has an element that hates America. Nothing Obama is doing will change that. Militant Islam is not all of a sudden going to love America, denounce its terrorists plans, and embrace the western ways. They hate us and everything we stand for.

A nation is defined by its borders, language and culture. This president is doing his best to eliminate our borders, allow our language to become a hodge-podge of dozens, and to embrace non-American cultures as if our's is lacking and we must change for the better.

Not a week goes by that he takes America one step closer ruin. It is as if no one thinks America will fall, as if we are different from Britain, Germany, Rome, or Greece. He, along with his liberal cronies, have expedited our demise economically, culturally and spiritually.

Monday, August 02, 2010

To Those of Us Born 1930 - 1979

TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE 1930's, 40's, 50's, 60's and 70's!

First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.

Then after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered
with bright colored lead-base paints.

We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets and when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps not helmets on our heads.

As infants & children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.

Riding in the back of a pick-up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.

We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.

We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and no one actually died from this.

We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight. WHY?

Because we were always outside playing...that's why!

We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.

No one was able to reach us all day. And, we were OKAY.

We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill, only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.

We did not have Play Stations, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVD's, no surround-sound or CD's, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms.

WE HAD FRIENDS and we went outside and found them!

We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents. We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping pong paddles, or just a bare hand and no one would call child services to report abuse.

We ate worms and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.

We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls and, although we were told it would happen, we did not poke out very many eyes.

We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.

Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!

The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!

These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever.

The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas.

We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.

If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!