Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Air Force One Borrows Former Governor Fletcher's Pilot

Did President Obama's pilot used to work in the Fletcher administration? That was our first reaction to the news that Air Force One had buzzed the Twin Towers site. Apparently, all the White House wanted was a photo op of the President's plane next to the Statue of Liberty to go on post cards. But no one bothered to tell Mayor Bloomberg or anyone else on the ground in New York City, causing many New Yorkers to flee in terror at the sight of the plane. Not since Governor Fletcher's plane took aim at the nation's capitol en route to President Reagan's funeral had an American politician's aircraft caused such a stir in the Office of Homeland Security.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

It is better to be hated than to be laughed at...

Many world leaders hated and feared George Bush, and that was not necessarily a bad thing. If evil or misguided people hate you, that can be an indication that you are on the right track. It seems that while Barack Obama is not hated by world leaders, he certainly must be a laughing stock.

First he goes on an "Apology Tour" to apologize for all the mistakes of this horrible country, then he genuflects to a Muslim king and glad hands a murderous thug! It seems that many world leaders loved his Apology Tour with his pretty wife and his aw shucks attitude, but when it came to his requests for help (placement of Gitmo prisoners, help in Afganistan, bailout money, etc) they almost laughed him out the door.

I would love to be a fly on the wall for the private conversations of many of these world leaders. I bet they are saying things about Obama that the NYT would never print!

Obama is President of the most powerful nation on earth, but I am not sure he understands what that means. He seems more like a community organizer..oops..I forgot that that is what he was. When you are President of the most powerful nation on the earth, you need to be strong, confident and bold. There are those of us who were against Obama's policies during the election, but we did not think he was a wimp. Boy, were we wrong!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Louisville Throws A Tea Party

He Wasn't Invited To The Party

Jefferson Revels In Louisville's Tea Party

Piggy Bank Protester

Tax And Spend = Bad Ending For This Fellow

King Louis XVI, executed in the French Revolution after bankrupting France, checks out the festivities at Louisville's Tea Party.

The Score Is Now Tied

A new Rasmussen poll shows that when asked in the context of a generic congressional ballot which party they support, Americans stating a preference are now equally divided between Republicans and Democrats -- 38% to 38%. So much for the left wing media's obituary for the Republican party after last November's election.

Happy Tax Day

As you file your tax return (or your extension) today, consider that if you're 40 years old, you will pay $81,000 just to service the debt on the Obama budget. If you're 50, you'll pay $132,ooo in interest on the debt in the Obama budget. No wonder taxpayers are taking to the streets.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Fidel Castro Feels Reinvigorated

Obama Saves Cuba and I Am Not Smart Enough

Last night on the 6:00 pm NBC News, I heard Brian Williams mention that the Obama administration was easing restrictions on Cuba in defiance to the George Bush restrictions on Cuba. My ears immediately picked up.

First I thought it was Kennedy that imposed the restrictions on Cuba, but then I realized that each president must impose restrictions as deemed necessary. I did some research on the web and found out that “Last May, former President George W. Bush announced a new policy that people living in the United States could include cell phones in gift parcels sent to Cubans. At the time, Bush aides said that U.S. residents could pay for the cell service attached to phones they send.

Sending money to senior government officials and Communist Party members remains prohibited under Obama's new policy. Restrictions imposed by the Bush administration had limited Cuban travel by Americans to just two weeks every three years. Visits also were confined to immediate family members.”

You really have to be smarter than me to watch the news with clarity. So if President Obama reduces restriction on Cuba in defiance of the Bush administration, we see that he has opened up the possibility of communications with Cuba by use of cell phones that are not supplied and paid for by the Cuban family members living here in the states. Telecommunications can now broadcast and send satellite signals into Cuba if Cuba allows it. Now I get it!

The second point is made that Cuban Americans can now travel more often then the imposed restrictions of the Bush administration. See, under the Bush administration they were only allowed (restricted) to travel just two weeks every three years and travel was confined to immediate family members. So I guess before President Bush’s restrictions on travel were much more open and unlimited?

I just don’t remember a time before President Bush’s administration where we could travel unlimited to Cuba, but I guess it must have been.

There also were comments made on TV that only America is restricting trade to Cuba while the rest of the world is not. I had to laugh because immediately they showed a scene in Cuba with old cars traveling the roads (which were not heavily traveled) with less than modern and unkempt building in the background to show us the positive affect that the rest of the world has had on Cuba.

I was also watching C Span last night and was honored to view the first bi-lingual Presidential Press Conference. I was confused here as well when I heard Dan Restrepo answer a question, that was asked in English, in Spanish. I recognized the person who asked the question was Hispanic but her command of the English language as well as her diction was perfect. Previously I had no idea she was Hispanic when she asked the question. I actually got a little upset. I was not able to understand the answer listening to my President’s Press Conference. I know I am to blame since I don’t understand Spanish and I should. Additionally the answer was not provided in English by sub captioning below the screen and no one translated the answer into English later. See this is where I was not smart enough to watch the news and keep informed. I found out today that Restrepo was giving the answer in Spanish for the benefit of those watching C-Span in Cuba. Now that makes much more sense to me. I was not aware that C-Span was broadcast to Cuba (because I thought there were restrictions from the Bush Administration) and I was not aware that the Cubans must watch C-Span while not understanding a word of English, but for this one question answered in Spanish it must have been crystal clear.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Kentucky Vote Fraud Case Gets National Attention

Townhall has linked an article about prosecution of political "bosses" in southeastern Kentucky who allegedly bought votes. It begins,

Folks in this hardscrabble town tucked into the Appalachian hills don't seem to have much hope when they talk about the latest bunch of officials accused of masterminding crooked county elections.

Residents say votes could be bought for years, underscored by the March indictment of eight officials accused of rigging elections in Clay County. Federal prosecutors say they were part of a scheme to extort undisclosed amounts of cash allegedly used to bribe voters at the polls.

There are hints of optimism that the feds could clean up a long-standing tradition of corruption in this impoverished nook of southeastern Kentucky, some 95 miles south of Lexington, where people struggling to pay the bills and find good jobs were easy targets for vote-buying. For now, disgust abounds.

It's a fairly lengthy article which nonetheless fails to note the party affiliation of any of the defendants. How to explain that glaring omission?

Way to Go, Navy Seals!

We are very proud of the U.S. Navy Seals who ended the pirate stand-off yesterday, and the brave captain they rescued. What a glorious answer to prayer for Easter Sunday.

Now it's time to amend the Federal Criminal Code to make piracy punishable by the death penalty. It wouldn't apply to the pirate in custody, of course, but it might deter some of the 1,500 known pirates in Somalia from futher terrorizing U.S. merchant ships.

Likewise, the United States should not enter any treaties that prohibit our merchant ships from arming their crews.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Bunning is No. 2!

Senator Jim Bunning is no longer the most vulnerable incumbent in the U.S. Senate, according to Roll Call. He's been displaced by Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT), who is up to his eyeballs in corruption charges relating to his sweetheart mortgage, his wife's connections to AIG and moving his family to Iowa when he ran for president, among other problems.

So Bunning, like Avis, is now No. 2. Guess that means he has the "big mo."

It's Almost Tea Time

Resa Camoriano at the Jefferson Review reminds us that Louisville's "tea party" will take place April 15 from 11:00-1:00 at 6th and Jefferson Street.

Save the date, and come to protest an Obama administration that spends too much, taxes too much and borrows too much. I don't want to waste my Earl Grey, so I think I'll bring "green" tea.