Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Nothing says Obama sucks quite like this...

A response to Obama saying, "No one should ever have to fear for their safety when they go to pray.":


Obama's handlers knew he had to come out and say something after the horrible incident that happened, especially during Holy Week, so they crafted a line that sounds great but is disingenuous when factoring in his silence over the slaughter of thousands of Christians by Muslim groups he supports. Recall his soaring proclamation a few weeks ago, that "Every child should have every chance in life," this coming from the most pro-abortion president in U.S. history.

See a pattern here? Obama's words are empty... he is without shame. Why just last year he turned Easter Sunday into Cesar Chavez Day. He wasn't finished. This holy day became a Democratic fundraiser (this from the party that booed God). Then he went to church to hear partisan hate. That has to be a record, a triple parlay in his twisted mind. He re-branded Easter Sunday, then used it to raise money and was divisive -- nothing says your president sucks quite like that! 


Update: In light of what happened to Dr. Ben Carson last year, perhaps Obama should've added, "No one should fear for their safety (or apologize!) when they go to a prayer breakfast and criticize me."

2009: Obama "jokes" about using the IRS to audit political enemies


Another post from 2009 that, because of the ongoing IRS Scandal, is maybe more relevant now (and not just because today is Tax Day):
Glenn Reynolds (Instapundit): Tax Audits Are No Laughing Matter -- "A president shouldn't even joke about abusing IRS power."

Related: Obama preaches about our Declaration of Independence?!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Waters of March (Águas de Março) Elis Regina & Tom Jobim





'Waters of March' or 'Águas de Março' (its original title) is a Brazilian song composed by Antonio Carlos Jobim. Jobim wrote both the English and Portuguese lyrics.

The lyrics do not tell a story, but rather present a series of images that form a collage; nearly every line starts with "É..." ("[It] is..."). In both the Portuguese and English versions of the lyrics, "it" is a stick, a stone, a sliver of glass, a scratch, a cliff, a knot in the wood, a fish, a pin, the end of the road," and many other things, although some specific references to Brazilian culture (festa da cumeeira, garrafa de cana), flora (peroba do campo) and folklore (Matita Pereira) were intentionally omitted from the English version, perhaps with the goal of providing a more universal perspective.

All these details swirling around the central metaphor of "the waters of March" can give the impression of the passing of daily life and its continual, inevitable progression towards death, just as the rains of March mark the end of a Brazilian summer. Both sets of lyrics speak of the water being "the promise of life," perhaps allowing for other, more life-affirming interpretations, and the English contains the additional phrases "the joy in your heart" and the "promise of spring," a seasonal reference that would be more relevant to most of the English-speaking world.

The inspiration for "Águas de Março" comes from Rio de Janeiro's rainiest month. March is typically marked by sudden storms with heavy rains and strong winds that cause flooding in many places around the city. The lyrics and the music have a constant downward progression much like the water torrent from those rains flowing in the gutters, which typically would carry sticks, stones, bits of glass, and almost everything and anything. The orchestration creates the illusion of the constant descending of notes much like Shepard tones.

For lyrics and more, see 'Águas de Março  The Real Story Behind Jobim's 'Waters Of March' - A Connectbrazil.com feature story'.
Maria Wolfson: "No one else but Antonio Carlos Jobim could write a simple song about the complexities of life. But there's more to the story than a stick and a stone..." [continue reading]

Friday, February 28, 2014

Obama's tyranny brings to mind Jake Sully's epic call to arms in Avatar...


The tyranny of Obama brings to mind Jake Sully's epic call to arms in Avatar. Though it comes from a different time on a fictional planet, it rings true for us here today. To paraphrase:
"The Obama people have sent us a message, that they can take whatever they want, that no one can stop them. Well, we will send them a message. You ride out as fast as the wind can carry you. You tell the other clans to come. Tell them Toruk Macto calls to them! You fly now, with me! My brothers! Sisters! And we will show the Obama people that they cannot take whatever they want! And that this... this is our land!"

Friday, January 31, 2014

Yes, SportsOnEarth.com just hired a stripper who co-founded a sex workers' site to write one of their columns...

Of course, what she writes about, in light of her line of work, is what proves to be disturbing. Can you say #ConflictOfInterest?!?

Image courtesy of SOE

Does anyone else find it odd that SportsOnEarth.com decided now is the time to publish their article with the tease, "We're debunking the myth that sex trafficking increases during the Super Bowl"?

Or that its author is a stripper who's co-founder of the sex workers' site 'T*ts and Sass'? And who's "We're"? A quick Google search reveals who Susan Elizabeth Shepard is. Are we to assume that because Sports on Earth is a "joint development venture between USA TODAY Sports and MLB Advanced Media" that they've joined her here?

Just askin'... #CultureWar

BTW, the sleazy Shepard (and her co-authors) are wrong:

FAQs - Shared Hope International
http://sharedhope.org/learn/faqs/

Human trafficking in the United States
http://www.polarisproject.org/resources/hotline-statistics/human-trafficking-trends-in-the-united-states

Super Bowl XLVIII: 'America’s Traveling Human Trafficking Magnet'
http://townhall.com/tipsheet/sarahjeanseman/2014/02/02/super-bowl-xlviii-a-time-for-sex-strip-clubs-and-drugs-n1787762


File this under "If there's just one life we can save..."

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Related: It should be noted that Sports on Earth practices censorship. In the past, I have posted a comment that I think is relevant to the following story on Joe Paterno's legacy only to find it deleted.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=453193558137188

The comment:
Former Penn State president Graham Spanier gets brief mention in this article -- he is "still awaiting trial for perjury and failure to report child abuse, among other charges" -- but that didn't stop the Obama administration from hiring him.
Washington Post's Emily Heil wrote about it in an article titled 'Graham Spanier's gig as a federal worker is a mystery':
[Quoting] Spanier might have been ousted from his post at the helm of Penn State over the sex-abuse scandal that engulfed the university, but it seems he's found a backup employer: the American taxpayer. ... His lawyer confirms to the Loop that Spanier is working on a part-time consulting basis for a "top-secret" agency on national security issues. But the gig is so hush-hush, he couldn't even tell his attorneys the name of the agency. In April -- months after his ouster as president but before the release of the internal report -- he told the Patriot-News of central Pennsylvania that he was working on a "special project for the U.S. government relating [to] national security." [End quote]
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/in-the-loop/post/graham-spaniers-gig-as-a-federal-worker-is-a-mystery/2012/07/26/gJQAbAx5BX_blog.html
For the record, District Judge William Wenner concluded that prosecutors had enough evidence of a "conspiracy of silence" for Spanier and his two cohorts to stand trial for their role in covering up the Sandusky child sex abuse scandal. Charges include perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children, failure to report child abuse, conspiracy to hide child abuse, hiding evidence from investigators, and lying to the grand jury.
In other words, Graham Spanier, this "expert at cover-ups," fits in perfectly with the Obama administration.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

A "triple-dog-dare" for those on the political left


In the spirit of the film 'A Christmas Story,' I am "triple-dog-daring" those on the left to thoroughly read through this jaw-dropping list of criminal behavior titled 'President Barack Obama's Complete List of Historic Firsts [Updated]'. Blog post creator Doug Ross has it right: "Yes, he's historic, alright."

Here's the link (in larger font) for those who still haven't clicked on it:
http://directorblue.blogspot.com/2011/06/president-barack-obamas-complete-list.html←Click it... I triple-dog-dare ya!

To complete this throwing down of the gauntlet, those on the left must ask themselves, after reading it, why they would still support such a man. Then again, we already know that many of them will never take the dare because they live in an alternate reality or they're cowards. Or both... and their psyches are fra-gee-lay.


Some have even said that arguing with them is like playing chess with a pigeon, i.e., even after they've been beaten like a drum, they knock over all the pieces, crap on the board and still strut around.

But here's hoping there are some out there on the political left who will use this coming New Year's time of introspection to see the light and recognize the dangerous ruler we have in the White House. It's not too late to get on board -- any newcomers and converts will be heartily welcomed! And it won't be just because they "manned up" for a triple-dog-dare ;)

Related: 'President Obama's Top 10 Constitutional Violations Of 2013'

More jaw-dropping... I dare you to read this and not drop your jaw: Don Fredrick asks, "Can It All Be a Coincidence?"

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mark Levin to Obama: "You’ve been warned!"



Mark Levin weighs in on the arrest threat that Veterans faced when visiting Memorials that Obama's government shutdown "Barrycaded":
I'm going to tell you folks something. I want to say this loud and clear to the people on Capitol Hill who are listening, to this administration -- you lay one damn hand on one of those World War II vets at that memorial, I'll bring half a million people to that damn memorial! You got that?!

I'm sitting here stewing thinking about this. Playing these damn games? You will ignite a movement in this country like you've never seen before. The biker patriot army, veterans from all over the country -- every single war and battle in this country. Republican, Democrat, Independent, whatever!
I'll be damned if one president, with his feet up on the desk in the Oval Office, with his smirk on his face, looking at his golf card. I'll be damned if this president or anybody else is going to shutdown that World War II memorial. Period. 

These men are in their 80s and 90s. So let me repeat. You lay one hand on one of those men and arrest them for going to their memorial, which they fought for, which was not paid by you, damn it. It was paid by the American people. 

We will come out of every town and city in this nation. We will come out of every county and both coasts, both borders, and we will march on Washington against your tyranny. You've been warned. You have been warned!
Hear Mark Levin say it!



SOURCE: Mark Levin to Obama: You lay one hand on WW2 vets and I’LL BRING HALF A MILLION PEOPLE TO THAT MEMORIAL!



With all that's happening to our country under Obama, one could imagine that there are more than a few WWII Veterans out there in their 80s and 90s who'd like to go "old school" on Obama and ask him this question: "Do you like your front teeth?!?"

RELATED LINKS...

Confirmed: Obama deployed more guards to block World War II vets from their memorial than he sent to save our people in Benghazi

Shutdown overreach: More personnel at memorial than Benghazi; National Park Service closes park it doesn't run

No Gov't Shutdown will ever keep War Veterans from their Memorial



SEE ALSO: Honor Flight Network, (quoting) "a non-profit organization created solely to honor America's veterans for all their sacrifices. We transport our heroes to Washington, D.C. to visit and reflect at their memorials. Top priority is given to the senior veterans – World War II survivors, along with those other veterans who may be terminally ill. Of all of the wars in recent memory, it was World War II that truly threatened our very existence as a nation—and as a culturally diverse, free society. According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, an estimated 640 WWII veterans die each day. Our time to express our thanks to these brave men and women is running out."

NOTE: If you need further proof of the absolute contempt that Obama has for our military, read about 'The most vile Obama photo-op ever' that Obama used to get reelected.

UPDATES TO STORY...

Talk about vicious circles: Democrats fundraise off shutdown...
...then pay union members to protest World War II Veterans!

Legal experts demand Obama reopen WWII memorial or be sued

Monuments, war memorials stayed open during previous shutdown

Federal shutdown spreads to D-Day beaches, cemetery in Normandy

Thursday, September 19, 2013

A quick look at Tea Party vs. Occupy in light of the "Occupy" movement's second anniversary

First, four great Tea Party vs. Occupy political cartoons...
1. "Leave us alone" vs. "Take care of us all"


2. Two perspectives, by Michael Ramirez:
"Which one is closer to 99% of America?"


3. The Tea Party: Perception vs. Reality, by Gary Varvel:


4. The Media's Guide to Protestors, by William Warren:


Next, "a running total of the number of Occupy protesters arrested around the U.S. since Occupy Wall Street began on Sep. 17, 2011."
Arrests in 122 different cities (As of June 15th, 2013), courtesy of the website OccupyArrests.com:

Number of "Occupy" arrests = 7,762
Number of Tea Party arrests? NONE

Finally, a Side-By-Side Comparison of the Tea Party vs. Occupy, courtesy of iOwnTheWorld.com:

PS- The most telling check mark may be at the bottom.