Friday, January 30, 2009

Love America, not the tumor

The left is in a tizzy about Rush Limbaugh daring to say something that I said a few days earlier: I hope that President Obama fails. They are out in full force, smelling blood in the water, DNC talking points telling them to attack conservative's patriotism. Frank Schaeffer starts out with a particularly absurd statement: both Limbaugh and Al-Qaeda want BO to fail. So Al-Qaeda hopes we stay in Iraq and keep killing their suicide bombers in droves. Obama bin Biden (oops, Freudian slip, I meant Osama bin Laden) is crossing his fingers and praying to Allah that BO fails to weaken America? Al-Qaeda operatives are lining up for waterboarding at Gitmo? It would just make the terrorist's day if we learned of their plans for mass carnage by listening in on their phone calls to terror cells operating in America, captured them and threw away the key? They are just begging for more bombs and less talk? If anyone is cheering for BO to succeed, it is Al-Qaeda.

I want BO to fail for the same reason that I want Al-Qaeda to fail: they are both seeking to do harm to America.

The liberal mantra that it is unpatriotic to oppose their messiah is based on the basic liberal fallacy that America's government is America and therefore love of country requires love of the government and everything that it does. I love America because it is the world's protector of freedom and liberty and a land of endless opportunity for every person. I respect the Constitution which protects those principles by limiting government's power to prevent it from becoming tyrannical, and I owe a huge debt of gratitude to our military which fights to establish and defend freedom and liberty, both for America and for others.

To illustrate this dichotomy, let me tell you about a family I know at my Church. Their little daughter, Tory, has neuroblastoma, a form of cancer which attacks the brain and central nervous system. Her father, a pastor from Ukraine, brought her to Fort Worth for treatment. Having talked with Tory's mother and father I can tell you that they deeply love their daughter. They also hate the cancer that is choking the life out of her. They have gone through many rounds of chemotherapy and surgery to remove the cancer. It is a painful process and sometimes it takes Tory right to the edge of death.

You could say that they hope the cancer fails.

So does that mean that they hate their daughter? Of course not! They love their daughter and therefore they hate the cancer that is killing her.

In the same way I hate the tumors of liberalism, of runaway government spending, of egalitarianism and collectivism, of socialism which chokes the life out of economies and kills freedom, of the soft tyranny which looks to government as the solution to every problem and justifies crippling taxation as necessary to achieve equality of outcome. I hate the cancer of all BO stands for because I love my country and I can't stand by and let the cancer run its disastrous course. BO is not America and their fates are not synonymous. I want BO's Presidency to fail because that is the only way that America can succeed.

Media in the Tank

We all have known for a long time that the media is way off the liberal deep end. The New York Times, Newsweek Magazine, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, etc. are completely, one hundred percent in the tank for BO. So the recent news coverage is nothing surprising, but it does provide further confirmation, as if we needed any.
These t-shirts being hocked on CNN, presumably to make up for sagging revenues from their plunging audience numbers, are a prime example. The one pictured above features the headline from their gushing video of inauguration day, filled with people overcome with emotion by the wonderfulness of having another big-government liberal president.
If this one isn't enough to make you puke, there are plenty more:
  • This is America happening
  • Obama's era of change arrives
  • Obama fever goes global as hopes rise
  • 44th president is a 1st for the nation
  • Obama's moment arrives
  • Obama: It's time to remake America
  • Change comes to Washington
  • Obama: 'We have chosen hope'
  • 'This is my moment too,' witness says
  • Obama makes history
  • Cheers great Obama on parade route
  • One dad sees MLK's dream in Obama
  • Lovey-dovey first couple melts hearts
  • A long way since Jim Crow, Powell says
  • Inaugural tickets hot, hot, hot
  • Obama inspires historic victory
  • Obama fever spreads around the world
You know, there is medicine for that fever.
Noticeably absent are:
But do not fear, I am here to take up the slack. Right now on you can find the missing headline tshirts. Don't miss your chance to buy a piece of history!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Cutting poor babies stimulates economy

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told ABC News’ George Stephanapolous Sunday that the Democrat’s economic stimulus bill, containing hundreds of millions of dollars for “family planning” services for the poor, will make real cuts in the number of low-income people, thereby saving taxpayer dollars, and increasing average income for everyone.

“Poor people are a luxury we just can’t afford,’ said Rep. Pelosi, “They cost us a lot of money to maintain; what with food stamps, housing and health care. So if we can rapidly reduce the number of poor people through contraception and abortion, that’s a net gain for federal and state budgets, and a fast track to economic recovery. Every poor baby prevented is like money in the bank.”

A spokesman for Planned Parenthood, the world’s leading abortion sales chain, confirmed Mrs. Pelosi’s assertion, noting that “even if the stimulus bill helps harvest only the low-hanging fruit by reducing live births among blacks and hispanics, that would be a major boost, since minorities comprise nearly 50 percent of those on Medicaid.”

Planned Parenthood continues to lobby Congressional Democrats and the Obama administration to include even more funding in the stimulus bill for better marketing efforts to attract minority women who have not yet considered abortion as “a viable lifestyle choice.”

“Despite our best efforts to date,” the source said, “only 1-in-5 pregnancies ends in abortion. We need the marketing money to spur growth in what we call our frequent-flier segment. Blacks make up only about 13 percent of the population, yet they have 40 percent of the abortions. We still think there’s real upside potential there.”

The spokesman added that, “Planned Parenthood, since its inception, has been the Sam’s Club of abortions for minority communities. We keep the product cheap so our customers can buy in large quantities. What we lose in profit per procedure we more than make up for in volume. Of course, our work also helps reduce racial tensions by adhering to time-tested Darwinian principles.”

Monday, January 26, 2009

So sorry to win

Yesterday The Covenant School of Dallas fired its girls basketball coach, Micah Grimes, because he would not apologize to Dallas Academy for his team's 100-0 victory.

On the coach's web site he posted a statement saying, "I respectfully disagree with the apology, especially the notion that the Covenant School girls basketball team should feel 'embarrassed' or 'ashamed,' " part of the post says. "We played the game as it was meant to be played and would not intentionally run up the score on any opponent. Although a wide-margin victory is never evidence of compassion, my girls played with honor and integrity and showed respect to Dallas Academy."

When the score was 25-0 three minutes into the game, the coach instructed the players to not play a full-court press. In the second quarter he put in his bench players. The winning team made only four 3-point shots, three of them in the first quarter. The coach noted the quarter-by-quarter score: 35, 24, 29, 12.

Covenant School headmaster Kyle Queal announced the firing, saying "It is always good to spread the points around." He suggested a new "athletic justice" rule to take points from winning teams and award them to losing teams.

No word yet on when we can expect an apology from the Dallas Academy coach for stinking so bad.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Money wiz can't figure taxes

Today BO's financial wiz-kid blamed his failure to pay $33,500 in payroll taxes on Turbo Tax, a software package used successfully by 18 million average citizens every year.

Tim Geithner, BO's nominee for Treasury Secretary, said that Turbo Tax didn't tell him that he needed to pay social security and medicare taxes on his self-employment income, and the man slated to run the IRS said that he had no clue that he was supposed to pay those taxes.

Earlier he stated that failing to pay these taxes was "a common mistake". BO echoed this claim, saying, “It is an innocent mistake. It is a mistake that’s commonly made for people who are working internationally or for international institutions. It has been corrected. He’s paid the penalties.” However, the ethics department at the International Monetary Fund, the source of his untaxed income, found that only one of the 1,800 other IMF employees failed to report their income and pay the required taxes.

BO is unshaken in his conviction that Geithner is the man for the job, “My expectation is that Tim Geithner will be confirmed. And my expectation is that he is going to do an outstanding job on behalf of the American people.”

Senator Lindsey Graham said, "We need a new secretary of treasury who understands where this country is at financially and has a game plan to move forward. I think he’s the right guy.”

I am very relieved to hear that solving our nation's financial crisis is easier than filing your taxes.

BO is pro-life!

BO angered his pro-abortion base on Tuesday when he revealed his pro-life views which he had cleverly concealed throughout the campaign. BO used strong language in his inauguration speech to emphasize his support for all human life:

The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free, and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness.
An outraged spokesman for Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider, said, "We can see through President Obama's thinly veiled rhetoric. You can't pass anything forward from generation to generation unless you are allowed to live, and to pursue their full measure of happiness, one must first successfully escape the womb. We are appalled that President Obama would wish this for anyone."

BO went on to promise swift justice to those who attempt to carry out abortions:

We will not apologize for our way of life, nor will we waver in its defense, and for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken; you cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you.
All that remains is to see how BO intends to implement his pro-life views and overturn Roe-vs-Wade through legislation, by packing the Supreme Court with like-minded judges, or simply by using his rhetorical powers to get a majority of Americans to "hope" for "change".

I'm embarassed for her

I finally got around to watching the rest of the Inauguration last night.

You know, BO has a lot of gall to object to torture and then subject the nation to this poetry reading. I thought the Bill of Rights protected against cruel and unusual punishment.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Getting right to business

BO wasted no time getting right to work for the American people.

After listening to what most concerned average Americans and carefully considering all of the important tasks that lay ahead, he hit the ground running. BO tackled the most important and pressing issues facing every American. Using his new powers as leader of the Free World, BO acted decisively and swiftly to address the tough problems we face as a nation.

What did he do?

On his first day as President, he ordered the trials of the terrorists responsible for killing 3000 Americans on 9/11 to be stopped.

It is good to know that Khalid Sheikh Mohammed has an advocate in the White House.

Is this the "new tone"

Joseph Lowery, considered by some to be the "dean" of the civil rights movement, gave the benediction at yesterday's inauguration. He closed with this little ditty:

"We ask you to help us work for that day when black will not be asked to get in back, when brown can stick around... When yellow will be mellow, when the red man can get ahead, man; and when white will embrace what is right."

Can anyone tell me how this is not a blatantly racist portrayal of minorities as helpless victims of evil white oppressors? You'd think he is stuck in 1958 Mississippi. The fact that BO was elected president proves that his depiction of America is way out of date.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Flubbing the oath

"And I will execute..." (Hey! Where is the teleprompter???)

What is success?

I got an email from a BO drone who had some questions for me:

Don't you know that Obama is our President? His election is a historic event. Don't you want his Presidency to succeed?

Let's take these one at a time.

The drone was a bit premature to declare Obama "our President", but at noon today that will be the case. BO will be the President of America. Unlike the Democrats, we are not going to question the legitimacy of his Presidency. He will have all of the powers the Constitution gives to the President. But that does not mean that we have to agree with everything he wants to do to America, and just step aside and let it happen. In fact, that is exactly what our Constitution was designed to avoid through its system of checks and balances. The Bill of Rights explicitly protects the God-given right of American citizens to raise grievances against the government, and you can count on me to take full advantage of that right.

Yes, Obama’s election is a historic event. BO is the first black man to be elected President. Well, not really. He is the first half black, half white man to be elected President. One must wonder why he chooses to identify himself with the bigamous, drunken, corrupt man who abandoned him and his mother rather than with the mother and grandparents who raised him and gave him all of the opportunities that allowed him to be where he is today. He proves that you can overcome the oppression of slavery and become President. Well, not really. His father was Kenyan, not the descendant of slaves. He proves that you can come from poverty and do anything. Except that he was raised in an affluent family and went to an elite private school in Hawaii before going off to Harvard. But it is a historic event. No one from Delaware has ever been elected Vice President. (While it is true that Biden lived in Pennsylvania for 11 years, he is 83% Delawarian, which gives him much more solid claim to the title than BO’s 50% blackness.)

Finally we come to the real question: “Don’t you want his Presidency to succeed?” The question suggests that if I answer “No” then I am wishing for harm on America. However, that all depends on how you define success.

Do I want BO to succeed in implementing his radical agenda to surrender to the terrorists, raise taxes sky high, nationalize huge portions of the private sector, and “spread the wealth around” through massive socialist redistribution programs? Of course not! I intend to see to it that those goals go down in smoke just like BJ Clinton’s medical takeover scheme crashed and burned when the American people rejected the huge government power grab.

If, as the drone suggests, success means doing what is good for America, then for BO to succeed he would have to come to some kind of epiphany. But I really don’t expect that some fine morning BO will wake up and realize that prosperity does not come from the Government, that free markets private sector innovation and productivity is the only way to create wealth and spread it around effectively, that corporations create jobs and government creates nothing, that terrorists won’t just leave us alone if we try to make nice with them, and that in most cases the best thing the government can do is get out of the way.

So I do hope that BO will succeed, but I’m not counting on it. America can prosper either way. We prospered in spite of BJ Clinton. Every economic cycle has a downturn and a recovery. BO will try to claim credit for it, but the industriousness of the American people is the engine driving American prosperity.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Thanks, Son

Dear Son,

I wish to thank you for a great gift you probably didn't even know you were giving me.

In 2008, the Federal Government committed a total of $8.5 trillion to the most massive bailout in history. Thank you, son.

You might wonder why I am thanking you?

Well, the government doesn't have a spare $8.5 trillion laying around. In fact, the Federal Government was already running a sizable deficit. So we will have to borrow that money and add it to the national debt. There is no way that we will ever pay off the debt, so you can count on paying interest on the money spent bailing out failed businesses for the rest of your life.

At a typical interest rate of six percent, this will cost $510 billion a year, forever. Your share of this cost will be $1,700 per year every year for the rest of your life, or $4.65 every day for the rest of your life. Odds are, you will be forced to pay more than your share, in the name of "fairness".

Like I said, Thanks.

It is good to know that we learned something as a nation from this fiasco. For instance, we learned that overextended debtors with a history of irresponsibility with money should not be taking out big 30-year ARM loans with no money down and no idea of how they are going to make the payments. Which is why our government, a model of financial irresponsibility, already saddled with more debt than they can ever pay off, is borrowing $8.5 trillion more. But if the government ever gets into real financial trouble, they can always just print more money to pay their way out of the problem. If you did that they would throw you in jail. When the government does that, it drives up prices and devalues your money, your life savings, and your income.

It's also good to know that government has learned their lesson about meddling with the free market. Their policies, starting with Jimmy Carter, strengthened under Bill Clinton, and continued under George Bush encouraged mortgage companies to loan money to uncreditworthy borrowers. Government chartered organizations, Fannie and Freddie, guaranteed hundreds of billions of dollars of risky loans, packaged them up and sold them as highly rated mortgage securities. So now the solution is for the government to nationalize vast additional portions of the financial industry, buying up failed insurance companies, mortgage companies, and banks which are in such bad shape that no one else would touch them. But it's all ok because we will just pass the bill on to you. By privatizing the profit and socializing the risk, we are sure to encourage companies to make prudent decisions in the future, certain that if things go badly the government will be there to bail them out.

I have taught you how to budget your money and account for what you spend. At any time you can tell me how much money you have and account for every penny of your allowance money. You carefully set aside saving money for long-term purchases. It is good to know that the politicians who have made a career out of using our money to buy votes, favors, and influence, are sure to be at least as careful with your money as you would be. As a matter of fact, they can't say exactly what happened to the first $350 billion that they passed out.

So when Harry Reid, George Bush, and Nancy Pelosi lecture the auto makers on how the Government will demand financial responsibility and accountability as a condition of the auto industry bailout, maybe they ought to start by getting some for themselves. After all, it is not their own money that they are dishing out like candy on Halloween. It's your money and your future.


Your Dad

Monday, January 12, 2009