Right Wing conservatives are up in arms over a speech that Barack Obama plans to deliver to the nation's shcool children on September 8 -- the same day that Tyra Banks will reveal her natural tresses on national TV (I had to throw that in).
Conservatives accuse the Obama administration of attempting to brainwash or indoctrinate school children into some sort of Youth Zombie Corp that will report directly to him *sigh*.
As evidence, they singled out a Utah teacher for showing a video to her students that conservatives are calling "radical, leftist propaganda."
Children at Eagle Bay Elementary School in Farmington were shown a short video called “I pledge” on Aug. 28. The video opens with an image of President Barack Obama and part of a speech in which he says, “Let us summon a new spirit of patriotism, of responsibility where each of us resolves to pitch in and work harder and look after not only ourselves but each other.
“It’s very inappropriate to show a radical, leftist propaganda piece that political to children,” Gayle Ruzicka said. “If parents want their children to learn about those things and do them in the home, wonderful, fine, but it’s not the place of the school to show a one-sided propaganda piece to children without parents knowing about it.” Read more...
Although the text of Obama's planned speech to the children has not been released, conservatives are in an uproar because the students will be asked, by their teachers, to write a summary detailing what they can do to help Obama in his goal to change America.
I don't see a problem with Obama giving a speech to school children. But then I'm not a conservative either.
Barack Hussein Obama is fully aware that if he doesn't get a health care reform bill passed, he will suffer the biggest defeat of his young presidency.
To that end, Obama is considering overhauling his health care demands in a new speech as early as next week. In his speech Obama is expected to omit the public option provision from his health care reform bill.
“We have been saying all along that the most important part of this debate is not the public option, but rather ensuring choice and competition,” an aide said. “There are lots of different ways to get there.” Read more...
Of course, Obama is reacting (finally) to the intense pressure put to bear on his administration and Dems by fervent protestors at town hall meetings in the past six weeks.
Obama's decision to omit the controversial public option from his health care plan will anger his loyal supporters and those on the far left who expect government handouts. To them, Obama will be seen as a spineless puppet, a mouthpiece with no backbone who can't stand up under the pressure.
Obama's senior adviser David Axelrod contends that Obama's goal is still "to create the best possible situation for consumers, create competition and choice," and to provide a "sense of security" to those who have insurance and don't want to drop their insurance for a public plan that all Americans will end up paying through their teeth for.
Remember the clean cut black guy who toted an AR-15 rifle to an Arizona rally where Barack Obama was set to speak on healthcare? Well, he's an extreme right-wing nut who, like his pastor, wants Obama to die.
Chris Broughton, 30, says he "concurs" with his fiery fundamentalist preacher who prayed for the president "to die and go to hell." In an interview with TPMuckraker blog, pastor Steven Anderson (inset) said he would prefer Obama to die of natural causes such as brain cancer like Ted Kennedy.
"I don't want him to be a martyr, we don't need another holiday," said Anderson.
In an interview with ABC 15 outside the storefront Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona, Broughton agreed with his pastor, saying "I concur, I think we'd be better off if God would send [Obama] where he's going now instead of later. [Obama] is destroying our country."
When asked by a reporter if he was condoning violence against Obama, Broughton said: "I'm not going to answer that question directly. I don't care how God does it, I'm not going into further detail than that. It would be better now than later."
Later that same day, Broughton showed up at a healthcare rally where Obama was scheduled to speak carrying an AR-15 assault rifle slung over his shoulder.
Amazingly, the Secret Service didn't respond to the threats until a reporter inquired about Anderson and Broughton.
"We are aware of the situation and appropriate follow up will be conducted," said a Secret Service spokesman.
CNN reports that the Secret Service "visited" the pastor's storefront church. Meanwhile, neither Anderson nor Broughton have been arrested or detained by the Secret Service.
After speaking with the Secret Service, pastor Anderson told TPMMuckraker blog: "To be honest with you, I have prayed for Obama to die. I'm not the only one, I'm just the only one with the spine to say it."
The Rasmussen Daily Presidential tracking poll shows Barack Obama's approval rating at 45%. That's one percentage point lower than it was yesterday and the lowest ever recorded for Obama in his 8 months as president. Obama, who leaves Washington tomorrow with his family for 5 days of relaxation at Camp David, doesn't seem to notice or care. Read more...
Today's cartoon from AJC editorial cartoonist Mike Luckovich depicts Barack Obama wearing surgical scrubs and puffing on a cancer stick while his health care bill reform is about to go on life support.
Every day I receive angry emails from readers who are at odds with me about my Obama coverage. They tell me in very colorful language where I should go and where I should stuff it, and I even get threats for expressing my opinion, which I still have the constitutional right to do.
The prevailing attitude of these clueless individuals seems to be: we want free health care and we don't want to have to pay for it.
Well, the reality is that nothing in life is free. And ObamaCare damn sure isn't going to be free! Each and every one of us will pay through our noses (and other orifices) for the so-called "free" health care that will mainly benefit illegal aliens.
Obama's health care reform bill, which will end up costing more than $1 trillion, will force him to raise taxes in an already depressed economy with skyrocketing unemployment figures. While I agree that everyone should be entitled to health care at reasonable costs, I don't want Obama or his Chicago cronies meddling in my health care decisions.
Right wing bloggers all over the blogosphere have chosen this timeless classic as Barack Obama's theme song. It's easy to see why.
Every day I get at least 3 emails from former Kool Aide drinkers who have seen the light and reformed. Rapper Killa Mike represents those disillusioned minority voters who feel their needs have been overlooked by Obama. Mike says, "If he don't get with the Black Agenda, we don't vote for him the next time. I don't care what color you are. If you're not servicing the needs of my people, you don't deserve my vote!"
Barack Obama's approval ratings are sinking fast with no end in sight. The polls measure the apathy of Americans toward Obama due to his obvious lack of qualifications to run this country. What did voters expect? Obama was a junior Illinois state senator who spent two years voting "present" 130 times on tough legislation! That should have been a red flag.
Overall approval for Obama has now reached 46%, with 53% disapproving. Strong disapproval now comes within five points of overall approval, almost within the margin of error
Obama’s overall approval rating has dropped four points in the last two days, which gives an indication that the latest polling is significantly worse than earlier surveys. Rasmussen uses a rolling three-day poll of 500 likely voters each day. On Friday and Saturday, his overall approval was at 50%, but has dropped quickly to its new low.
In the past, Barack Obama's absence from the White House has helped raise his approval ratings slightly. But his latest extended vacation hasn't helped his approval ratings at all. The way things are going, his next vacation, which begins on Wednesday and ends on Monday, won't do much to lift his ratings out of the cellar either. Maybe it would help if Obama extended his vacation through September?
If Barack Obama hoped to gain some breathing room with his vacation, or perhaps even pick up some sympathetic vibe for eulogizing Ted Kennedy on Friday, Rasmussen’s latest poll shows that nothing has changed in the direction of his approval ratings. With one of the three days in Rasmussen’s presidential tracking poll after the wake, Obama has hit his highest level of strong disapproval yet, at 42%. The “passion index” has now hit -10 — not the worst of his term thus far, but certainly not good.
We all thought Obama would exploit Ted Kennedy's funeral by using the solemn occasion to push his socialist agenda, but I guess he chickened out at the last minute and got the innocent kids to do his dirty work for him. Shameful.
A new bill being drafted behind closed doors will give absolute power to Obama to disconnect any private sector computer networks if he deems them a threat to cybersecurity.
In fact, the requirements in the bill giving Obama power to disconnect networks from the Internet are deliberately vague. The 55-page bill drafted by aides to Sen. Jay Rockefeller (a Democrat from W. Virginia) gives Obama the power to seize control of private sector networks and "declare a cybersecurity emergency" relating to "non-governmental" computer networks.
Despite the fact those networks are not connected to -- and therefore pose no threat to government systems, Obama will still have the power to disrupt the networks to do whatever is necessary to respond to the perceived threat.
The new version of the bill includes a federal certification program for "cybersecurity professionals," and a requirement that certain private sector companies deemed to be critical will undergo "periodic mapping" and those companies "shall share" requested information with the federal government. Those companies would then be under the control of those "cybersecurity professionals" who answer to Obama.
Translation: If your company is deemed "critical," a new set of regulations kick in involving who you can hire, what information you must disclose, and when the government would exercise control over your computers or network. Source
Understandably, the implications behind that language is a cause for concern to telecommunications companies like Verizon and Nortel, among others. "I think the redraft, while improved, remains troubling due to its vagueness," said Larry Clinton, president of the Internet Security Alliance, which represents the telecommunications companies. "It is unclear what authority Sen. Rockefeller thinks is necessary over the private sector. Unless this is clarified, we cannot properly analyze, let alone support the bill."
Sandra, when I read the "fanmail" on your site this afternoon, I was reminded of something Obama said last year - "My Kennebunkport is on the South Side of Chicago."
It's kind of funny reading the Huffington Post article that was from [click], where they start off by saying "When President-elect Barack Obama heads home for a break from the White House, he won't go to a sprawling ranch or private seaside compound." But it appears he's done just that!
According to the LA Times, Barack Hussein Obama is at risk of becoming only the third U.S. president to slip below the Gallup 50% approval rating in his first year in office.
According to Gallup, Obama has reached this new low faster than his predecessors did. By comparison, George W. Bush didn't fall below 50% approval rating until his third year in office. Bill Clinton dipped below 50% in his fourth month. Why the sudden slide for Obama? Because Kool Aid drinkers are finally waking up to the fact that they helped elect a radical socialist for president. Obama is finding out that many of his former supporters are now resistant to his bleak idea of Change.
Remember that Obama wanted a health care reform bill on his desk by the first week in August. He had no intentions on letting anyone read the bill -- and he had every intention on ramming the bill through Congress the way he did with the massive porkulus spending bill.
Obama, who has spent more time away from the White House this month than in previous months, will extend his vacation another week. It seems that Obama's approval ratings rise slightly when he's not in the White House implementing policy.
MSNBC's resident queen Chris Matthews continues his shameless drooling obsession with the heterosexual Barack Obama. On MSNBC's Today Show this morning, anchorwoman Ann Curry asked Matthews "where does Ted Kennedy fit in with the Kennedy brothers?" A simple enough question.
The ever fawning Matthews responded that Ted Kennedy, who died of brain cancer, "turned that torch over last year to Barack Obama. Barack's now the last [Kennedy] brother."
Never mind that Barack Obama had nothing to do with Curry's question. Obama might need to take out a restraining order on Matthews, who once famously said he feels a "tingling sensation" down his leg whenever he thinks about Obama.
According to Sen. Russ Feingold, a Democrat, the health care bill will not be passed before Christmas, and maybe not at all.
Speaking before a large crowd inside the Mercer County Community Center in Iron County, Wisconsin, Senator Feingold said the health care bill might not pass at all.
"Nobody is going to bring a bill before Christmas, and maybe not even then, if this ever happens," Feingold said. "The divisions are so deep. I never seen anything like that," he said referring to the rift between the GOP, the blue dog Democrats and the Dems who want the bill passed.
"We're headed in the direction of doing absolutely nothing, and I think that's unfortunate," he said when asked about the plight of uninsured Americans.
Today the nation mourns the passing of Senator Ted Kennedy, the last surviving brother of the famous Kennedy family. Ted Kennedy was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor after suffering seizures in 2008.
While he will be remembered as the most influential of all senators in U.S. history, some will choose to remember Mr. Kennedy as the man who stood by and did nothing while a 28-year-old teacher drowned.
On July 18, 1969, Mary Jo Kopechne attended a party in honor of his late brother Robert Kennedy on Chappaquiddick island, near Martha's Vineyard. Some time before midnight, Mary left the party with Robert's younger brother Teddy, who offered to drive her to catch a ferry back to the mainland. Teddy, who was drunk, made a wrong turn (so he said) and the two ended up on a narrow unlit bridge with no guardrails.
Some believe that Kennedy, who was 37 at the time, drove over the bridge to find a secluded spot to have sex with the young campaign worker. The bridge was in the opposite direction from the ferry.
Somehow, Kennedy drove the car off the bridge and they landed upside down in the dark, murky waters. Kennedy was able to free himself and swim safely to shore. But Kopechne, who was too drunk to swim, drowned in the submerged car.
This unfortunate accident would have been tucked neatly away in Teddy's past were it not for his attempts to protect his good family name. Instead of contacting the police, Kennedy contacted several campaign aides and nothing more was said about the accident until police found Kopechne's body the next morning. It would be hours later before the car was connected to Ted Kennedy and he finally reported the accident.
Kennedy eventually pleaded guilty to leaving the scene of an accident. And because he was a Kennedy, he received a two month suspended sentence. Kennedy's actions forever damaged his reputation and ruined his chances of being elected president of the United States.
Ted Kennedy died yesterday at age 77. Mary Jo Kopechne would have been 68.
Excellent video of Obama campaign clips combined with a recent Air America radio broadcast that breaks down the Obama Deception and his secret backroom deals with the big pharmaceutical companies.
Obama campaigned on the promise that he would put an end to "the game playing" in Washington and he promised to negotiate with the big drug companies live on C-Span to lower drug costs for Americans.
But in the secret closed door negotiations, the drug industry promised Obama a future savings of $80 billion over 10 years as long as Obama doesn't negotiate to lower drug prices or import cheaper drugs from Canada. The so-called "savings" to Americans amounts to only $8 billion a year or 2% cost savings per drug! You read that correctly: that's 2% savings -- not 20%!
Additionally, Obama cut a deal with the drug companies to provide $150 million in free advertising to help push his socialist health care reform so his Chicago cronies (including his advisor David Axelrod) could reap millions, if not billions in profits from co-ops and gov't run HMOs.
So Obama once again broke a promise to go after the drug industry and to hold meetings with the drug companies "live on C-Span" so the American people could watch the negotiations unfold on television.
Is Obama the biggest con artist in presidential history? Yes he is!
Conservative talk show host Glenn Beck returns to the air today after taking what some insiders say was a forced week's vacation.
The Glenn Beck Show, FOX News Channel's 2nd most popular show, was hit with a mass exodus of advertisers after he commented that Barack Hussein Obama was a racist with "a deep-seated hatred for white people."
FOX News Channel immediately distanced itself from Beck's inflammatory remarks, but that was not enough as dozens of advertisers jumped ship. Last week FOX asked Beck to take a break from the show until things cooled down.
To date, 33 major advertisers has asked FOX to reassign their ads to other FOX shows. Beck uttered his inflammatory comment about Obama on another FOX show on July 28, despite the fact that Obama is half white.
A spokesman for Clorox, the maker of bleach products, said in a statement, "we do not want to be associated with inflammatory speech used by either liberal or conservative talk show hosts."
The week before his vacation, Beck pulled the highest ratings ever for his show -- 2.4 million viewers per day. FOX spokeswoman Irena Briganti said FOX News Channel has not lost any revenue as a result of the boycott of Beck's show.
Dr. Brian Day, the former President of the Canadian Medical Association, appeared on the O'Reilly Factor on Thursday to give Americans a better understanding of Canada's free health system that includes rationed medical care.
Dr. Day explained why there aren't enough doctors for Canadian citizens:
We rank 26 out of 28 in the developed countries as far as doctors to population. It's part of the mechanism of rationing that has to happen when you promise to deliver everything and don't have enough resources.
And here's what he said about those long lines of patients waiting for medical care in Canada, which explains why so many well-to-do Canadians come to the U.S. to seek treatment.:
We have over a million people waiting for surgery and probably another million waiting to see their specialist before they get to wait for the surgery.
A new poll says that Americans, concerned over the future of health care reform and anxious about the growing federal budget deficit, are losing faith in President Barack Obama.
The Washington Post-ABC News survey found that less that half of Americans — 49 percent — say they believe the president will make the right decisions for the country. That's down from 60 percent at the 100-day mark of the Obama presidency.
The poll published Friday says Obama's overall approval is 57 percent, 12 points lower than it was at its peak in April. Fifty-three percent disapprove of the way he's handling the budget deficit and his approval on health care continues to deteriorate.
I'm a democrat, but I believe in being fair. I read your site on a regular basis and while reading your Obama/Hitler post, I noticed a few commenters who said no one did that to former President Bush. However, if they did their research before typing, they'd know that the SAME EXACT GROUP also referred to him (Bush) as Hitler with the posters and everything, also. I saw it just now on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" during his opening segment tonight. You should try finding it on Youtube and post it for the naysayers and non-believers.
I voted for President Obama and support him for the most part (as I try to do with all Presidents until they prove they don't deserve it), but people go overboard with the whining about how he's being treated differently when, oftentimes, he's not. As they love to post "Let google be your friend"
Don't you love living in a country where freedom of expression is not restricted -- even when it's the president being criticized?
Yesterday, Rep. Barney Frank alluded to that Constitutionally guaranteed freedom when he chewed out a fellow Democrat who dared to hand out posters comparing Barack Obama to Hitler at his Town Hall meeting in Dartmouth, MA. Said Frank: "As I said before, it is a tribute to the First Amendment that this kind of vile, contemptible nonsense is so freely propagated."
Frank prefaced his words by asking the woman, "On what planet do you spend most of your time?"
That strong gust of wind some of you felt last week was the winds of Change blowing Barack Obama's house of cards down. It's amazing to me how many multitudes of former Kool Aide drinkers have put their cups down and been reformed. I realized Obama himself would ultimately reveal to the masses what a fraud he was. But honestly, I never thought it would happen this quicky. I figured a year, maybe two tops.
Yesterday, I spent the better part of two hours reading this post on the Entertainment board on AOL Black Voices forums. The post is titled "Say It Ain't So, Barack!" It was so enlightening to read intelligent, well thought out political commentary from black people for a change! I wanted to copy & paste some of those comments on my blog, but there were too many good ones!
Now comes word that the artist who created the infamous Obama 'Joker' posters has been unmasked, and he is a fellow Chicagoan! His name is Firas Alkhateeb, and he is a senior history major at the University of Illinois.
Alkhateeb crafted the now famous Time magazine cover featuring Obama in clown makeup on Adobe Photoshop software and uploaded the image to Flickr. At first he got a thousand hits, but the hits exploded after an anonymous visitor downloaded the image and removed the references to Time magazine. The anonymous artist added the word "Socialism" and hung copies of the image around L.A., making headlines throughout the country.
The LA Times newspaper tracked the image to the Flickr account and the page was taken down. Flickr said they removed the page due to copyright violations. Alkhateeb is adjusting to his newfound fame after giving The Times an interview, but he's concerned about the backlash from Chicagoans.
"After Obama was elected, you had all of these people who basically saw him as the second coming of Christ," Alkhateeb said. "From my perspective, there wasn't much substance to him."
A dozen people with automatic weapons -- two carrying assault rifles -- showed up outside a pro-health care reform rally next to the Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Arizona where President Obama was speaking, according to the Huffington Post.
HuffPo just posted this video of a man carrying weapons legally outside the event. The man, who is black, said "Because I can do it," when asked why he was armed. He had a pistol on his hip, and an AR-15 (a semi-automatic assault rifle) on a strap over his shoulder. Two police officers stuck real close to him.
It seems advertisers are bolting en masse from FOX Channel's top rated Glenn Beck Show apparently in response to a racist comment made by the hyperactive host. If you recall, Beck called Barack Obama a racist.
Gawker.com has compiled a list of advertisers who asked FOX News to pull their ads from the show:
GMAC Financial Services
Ally Bank (a division of GMAC)
Proctor & Gamble
I'm sure FOX has a ton of advertisers and this list only amounts to a trickle. But according to Colorofchange.org, the group that organized the boycott, 8 advertisers pulled out within the past hour. We know how these things work: advertisers pull their ads because it's the politically correct thing to do. But once the smoke clears and the fanfare dies down, it's business as usual. I'm sure millionaire Beck isn't crying in his beer though.
For those of you who are keeping track of Barack Obama's ongoing goofs and missteps, here's another one: The Obama administration has announced it has pulled the plug on the unconstitutional snitch line Flag@whitehouse.gov. So all those emails you sent about me will be bouncing back to you.
I feel sorry for those of you who actually sent in an email snitching on your fellow Americans thinking you were doing something.
Following a furor over how the data would be used, the White House has shut down an electronic tip box — firstname.lastname@example.org — that was set up to receive information on “fishy” claims about President Barack Obama’s health plan.
E-mails to that address now bounce back with the message: “The email address you just sent a message to is no longer in service. READ MORE...
Former First Lady of Turks & Caicos Islands, LisaRaye kicked up her heels at the 16th Annual Little Miss African American Scholarship Pageant at the Sheraton Hotel in Universal City, California yesterday. As you may have already heard, LisaRaye and her ex-husband, the Premiere Michael Misick and his shenanigans with TV personality Rocsi caused Great Britain to seize control of the islands last week.
The entire government on the island was dismantled and is now in the control of Britain. If you recall, Jamaica was also once a territory of the UK before Jamaica gained it's independence in the 60s. I was going to write about this on Friday but I could only shake my head in disgust. This would probably be the first time in history that a jumpoff has ever caused the overthrow of an entire government. Kim Porter can't even claim that achievement.
Many Americans are waking up to the fact that Barack Obama is a pathological liar who will say anything to win support for his Socialist agenda.
In this video posted by Patterico.com, Obama claims he never said he was a supporter of single payer universal health care. Yet there he was in 2003 saying just that.
In fact, he said it twice in the video. Obama's communications director, a former TV news journalist, called the allegations a lie. Even though the video evidence is clear that he said it and everyone in the room heard him say it.
The single payer pubic option provision in ObamaCare that Barack Obama has been pushing so hard for is officially dead, according to Senator Kent Conrad (D-N.D.):
"The fact of the matter is there are not [enough] votes in the United States Senate for the public option. There never have been. So to continue to chase that rabbit I think is just a wasted effort." READ MORE...
The Obama's continued their vacation today as Vice President Joe Biden represented Obama at the funeral of Eunice Kennedy Shriver in Hyannis, MA. Obama will hold another fake town hall meeting on health insurance reform with a bussed-in, pre-screened audience before flying off to visit Yellowstone National Park on Saturday and the Grand Canyon on Sunday.
Talk show Diva Oprah Winfrey, center, and her BFF Gayle King, right, comfort Maria Shriver, left, whose mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver passed away Tuesday at age 88.
Dyron Hart, a former Nicholls State football player, pleaded guilty to impersonating a White Supremacist on the Internet who was angry that a black man was elected president. Hart faces 5 years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
A black man who pretended to be a white supremacist on the Internet has entered a guilty plea to charges that he issued death threats.
U.S. Attorney Jim Letten says 20-year old Dyron Hart pled guilty in federal court to "communicating threats in interstate commerce."
"According to court documents, Hart... admitted that he created a fictitious name and used the photograph of a white supremacist to communicate a threat. He then purported to be a person outraged by the election of President Barack Obama," Letten said in a news release.
Letten says that Hart sent the threat to an African American student at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux "indicating he wanted to kill African American individuals because of the election of the President."
As Barack Obama continues to turn a deaf ear to Americans who oppose Universal Health Care, experts are growing concerned for his safety as hate groups intensify their rhetoric:
The Secret Service is investigating a Maryland man who held a sign reading "Death to Obama" and "Death to Michelle and her two stupid kids" outside a town hall meeting this week. And in New Hampshire, another man stood across the street from a Presidential town hall with his gun on full display.
"I don't think these are simply people who are mentally ill or off their rocker," Mark Potok, director of the Intelligence Project at the Southern Poverty Law Center, told ABC News of those behind the threats. "In a very real sense they represent a genuine reaction, a genuine backlash against Obama." Source