Tuesday, February 19, 2008

22 Years of American Self Loathing: Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama turned 21 in 1985. She recently stated that "for the first time" in her adult life, she was proud of America.

Apparently she wasn't proud when America kicked Saddam Hussein out of Kuwait.

Apparently she wasn't proud when America stopped the Balkan genocide in the 90's.

Apparently she wasn't proud when Americans stood strong after September 11, 2001, nor when we defeated the Taliban.

I'm left to wonder what the heck happened this past week to finally cause her to actually be proud of her country?

Story here.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Letter To Robert Reich

Read this "economists" proposal for the future of our nation here.

You'll notice Reich's primary response to our current economic problems is to increase taxes on the wealthy, and to give the money to the "bottom two thirds" of wage earners. Gee Robert, do you really have to be an economist at Berkeley to come up with the classic liberal solution to every economic problem?

Interest rates are too high? Tax the Rich!
Trade deficit too high? Tax the Rich!
Federal deficit too high? Tax the Rich!

But Reich breaks new ground with this analysis. The problem is this:

Middle class and lower middle class families have spent far more than they've been able to afford for 35 years. They've sent mothers to work, they've worked longer hours, and finally they've tapped out all their home equity. All in the name of a Lexus, a bass boat, a bigger house, etc.

Common sense says: Stop spending so much money and living above your means!

Robert Reich says: Tax the rich and give it to the economically irresponsible!

Of course, Reich goes on to give some lip service to improving schools in lower income areas, but that's like giving a starving child an apple seed. Sure it's nice and will produce long term benefits, but we need solutions today. Rewarding economic irresponsibility is not the answer.

Read Your Bible, Charles

Charles Barkley has once again exposed himself as a mental midget, this time in front of a larger audience than his typical TBS NBA spots.

Barkley, attempting to substantiate his desire and qualifications to become governor of Alabama, stated to Wolf Blitzer that conservatives are "fake Christians". Barkley went on to blabber on about how ardently he supports gay marriage and abortion, and that conservatives are "fake Christians" because they judge others and they don't understand the Bible, which says we aren't to judge others.

Gee Chuck, who's doing the judging now? Furthermore, does the pinhead Barkley actually think Christians should keep their mouths shut about every moral evil and every criminal act? So Barkley wants us to keep silent about incest, rape, prostitution, and murder......because after all, if we state that those things are wrong, we'd be judging others, right Charles?

I'm thinking Barkley should actually open his Bible once or twice before he opens his big ugly mouth again. The Old Testament clearly states that murder is wrong, and Jesus Christ stated we are to do onto others as we would have them do onto us. So unless Charles thinks abortionists really want to be dismembered, perhaps he's mis-identified the "fake Christians" among us.