The Audacity of Arrogance

Obama’s speech in Philadelphia has me thinking and what it has me thinking is “How dare he?”  He is totally detached from the world I live in and it shows.  If I remember it was Obama who was in trouble, but this is what Obama says in his speech:

“But for all those who scratched and clawed their way to get a piece of the American Dream, there were many who didn’t make it – those who were ultimately defeated, in one way or another, by discrimination. That legacy of defeat was passed on to future generations – those young men and increasingly young women who we see standing on street corners or languishing in our prisons, without hope or prospects for the future. Even for those blacks who did make it, questions of race, and racism, continue to define their worldview in fundamental ways. For the men and women of Reverend Wright’s generation, the memories of humiliation and doubt and fear have not gone away; nor has the anger and the bitterness of those years. That anger may not get expressed in public, in front of white co-workers or white friends. But it does find voice in the barbershop or around the kitchen table”

Sorry Barack, but I just don’t buy it.  I’m really supposed to believe that there is this resentment bubbling up in the African-American community towards white America.  I’m supposed to accept that there is some deep seeded feeling of being a victim of prejudice that African-Americans feel?  I’m sorry I don’t buy it.  Don’t try deflecting your problems by deflecting it towards all blacks.  You really think Condaleeza Rice feels that way?  I don’t.

“a similar anger exists within segments of the white community. Most working- and middle-class white Americans don’t feel that they have been particularly privileged by their race. Their experience is the immigrant experience – as far as they’re concerned, no one’s handed them anything, they’ve built it from scratch. They’ve worked hard all their lives, many times only to see their jobs shipped overseas or their pension dumped after a lifetime of labor. They are anxious about their futures, and feel their dreams slipping away; in an era of stagnant wages and global competition, opportunity comes to be seen as a zero sum game, in which your dreams come at my expense. So when they are told to bus their children to a school across town; when they hear that an African American is getting an advantage in landing a good job or a spot in a good college because of an injustice that they themselves never committed; when they’re told that their fears about crime in urban neighborhoods are somehow prejudiced, resentment builds over time.”

Oh puh-lease.  White people don’t feel this way.  We know that everybody is equal and we relish our black friends.  Nobody in the white community feels that way either.  There was a show about 20 years ago starring Bill Cosby about a family called the Huxtables.  They were true to their blackness and frequently had jazz musicians over to visit, but they were also very well asimilated into mainstream American culture.  That is what we can all aspire to.

Ebony and ivory live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard, oh lord, why dont we?
We all know that people are the same where ever we go
There is good and bad in evryone,
We learn to live, we learn to give
Each other what we need to survive together alive.

Poor Children Cause Poverty Part III

I owe readers of this blog an apology.  It seems that I accidentally printed some information from the Hitler Youth Handbook.  Some people had a little fun with me and I bought it.  In my article Poor Children Cause Poverty Part II (http://thatsrightnate.wordpress.com/2008/03/09/poor-children-cause-poverty-part-ii/) I quoted some figures from German scientists.  These facts and figures were correct, but the German scientists were Nazis in 1930 Germany who were using the statistics to justify Hitler’s ideas.  The perpetrators of this hoax simply changed the currency from marks to euros.  I am embarrassed to have fallen for this, but I still believe there is some truth to the statistics.  I just didn’t want to imply that I was in favor of anything like the holocaust.  In fact my dad fought against the Germans in World War II or would have if he were a little older.

Obama Hamas Connection

What’s the difference between Obama and Hamas?  An O, a B, an H, and an S.  Even the words are similiar.  However, what I have encountered is far more sinister and gets to the heart of how Obama came out of nowhere to become the favorite for the nomination of one of the two major Presidential parties.

Let’s begin with one Antoin Rezko–a good friend of Hussein Obama and also get this a Syrian.  Obama’s people would like you to think that he’s a small time political insider, but if he’s so small-time how did he manage to co-chair a multimillion-dollar fund-raiser for the President in 2003.  You simply do not get that kind of access without clout.

According to Wikipedia “In November 2006, Obama drew media scrutiny when it came to light that in 2005, he had purchased his house on the South Side of Chicago for $300,000 below the asking price on the same day that Rezko’s wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for the full asking price.[11] The lots had originally been a single lot, but the previous owners decided to sell the land as two separate lots and, according to Obama, the owners required that the sale of both lots be closed on the same date.[12] Obama subsequently bought a 10 foot (3.0 m) wide strip of Rita’s property for $104,500, $60,000 above the assessed value.[11] According to Chicago Sun-Timescolumnist, Mark Brown, “Rezko definitely did Obama a favor by selling him the 10-foot strip of land, making his own parcel less attractive for development.”[13] Obama acknowledges that the exchange may have created the appearance of impropriety, and stated “I consider this a mistake on my part and I regret it.”[12] On December 282006, Rita sold the property to a company owned by her husband’s former business attorney for $575,000, netting a profit of $54,500 prior to expenses and property taxes.[14] In October 2007, the new owners put the still vacant land up for sale again, this time for $1.5 million”

Are you following so far?  It appears that Obama is in hock to this Syrian for nearly $100,000.  Do you think that he just gives Obama that type of financial support out of the kindness of his heart?  Obviously, Rezko is going to want something for his $100,000 and for that kind of money he’s going to want something big.

What could it be that Rezko is going to ask of his good friend Barack for his money?  The answer is simple–Hamas is a terrorist organization that like Rezko has Syrian ties.  Could Rezko have been planning to leverage this small part of his lot for a much bigger chunk of real estate–say Israel?  If you connect the dots it makes perfect sense.  Obama gets an extra 1/6 of a lot to make his house more valuable and Hamas gets a Palestinian homeland.  Who would suspect such a thing?  Who indeed.

I know some of Hillary’s camp would love to point to this blog to show that Obama can’t be trusted.  I know that Democrats monitor this blog for that very reason.  However, Hillary has also received money from Rezko so she’s by no means clean in this either.

Poor Children Cause Poverty

I read a brilliant blog entry last night and I wanted to comment on it this morning.   On the Government is not Your Daddy Blog http://notyourdaddy.wordpress.com/2008/03/08/how-to-stop-propagating-poverty/ the author does a great job of laying out certain unfortunate facts:

According to the U.S. Census Bureau (2006), 10.8% of adults in the U.S., and 17.4% of children, live below the poverty line. As long as the poor reproduce at a higher rate than the non-poor, it stands to reason that the rate of poverty will  increase. We’ve tried for years to reduce poverty by subsidizing it. That hasn’t worked. No matter how much money we pay poor people to have more children, the numbers of the poor keep increasing.  It would seem that a more effective approach would be to try to reduce the rate of reproduction among the poor.

She then goes on to do a lot more than any of the Presidential candidates by laying out 4 concrete steps to stop this:

  1. Stop paying people to have babies. Those who can afford to raise children don’t need to be subsidized, and those who can’t shouldn’t have them.
  2. Make birth control readily available. Providing birth control does not encourage immoral or irresponsible behavior. Obviously, that behavior happens anyway. I’m far more concerned with the consequences to society of the lack of birth control than with making sure people who don’t care are aware of our disapproval.
  3. People who are too irresponsible, or stoned, or whatever, to use birth control are likely to be too irresponsible, or stoned, or whatever, to raise a child. Any children they end up having are at a high risk for the kind of irreversible neurological defects that exact a huge toll on society. While I’m opposed to abortions of viable fetuses, I do not oppose early-term abortions. In some situations, there are worse things than not being born.
  4. Sterilization should be made an option for people seeking abortions. For women seeking abortions at government expense, I’m in favor of offering a monetary incentive  for voluntary sterilization. It would be far more cost effective in the long run to pay a lump sum up front than to pay indefinitely after the child is born, and it would reduce the overall number of abortions as well as the number of future children to be raised at taxpayer expense.

Good stuff!  However, I don’t think she goes far enough.  In order to balance out these kids being born in poverty it is the responsibility of those of us with means to produce more wealthy offspring.  Every child that we have lowers the number of children living in poverty.  Furthermore, there are an awful lot of people who have been slacking in this department and its hurting this country.  Rush Limbaugh has never fathered a child.  How can we let him get away with this.  Its time for him to train an offspring to take his place. Bill O’Reilly only has two kids.  If our great thinkers produce two kids between them our country loses.  What’s more, I am sure if I examined othere great people in this country I’d find a similiar lack of kids.  As I think about this, I am more impassioned ever to get married again and have more children.

Obama Rezko Apology

My friends, I would like to thank the many visitors I have had over the last week since the Obama/Rezko story I broke on my blog.    To Taylormarsh.com, Rezkowatch,  Notssmbss.com, S1_zetaboards.com/clinton_supporters, NoQuarterusa.net, and the Hillary’s Voice Yahoo Group you guys are the best.  Together we made history and together we shall see a Republican in the White House in November.

Unfortunately, it is with much personal embarrassment that I must confess that I was the victim of a bogus news story.  The information regarding Obama and Rezko was taken word from word from the Wikipedia article on the Keating Five scandal.  For example here is my story on Obama:

A house apparently is just one thing Rekzo helped Obama with.  It turns out that Edwin J. Gray the head of the Federal Home Loan Bank Board was coerced into calling off an investigation of Rezko by Obama and 4 other US Senators who had received campaign contributions from Rezko. 

In addition to campaign contributions, Michelle Obama and her father had invested $359,100 in a Rezko shopping center in April 2006, a year before Obama met with the regulators. The Obamas sometimes accompanied by their daughters and baby-sitter, had made at least nine trips at Rezko’s expense, sometimes aboard his private jet. Three of the trips were made during vacations to Rezko’s opulent Bahamas retreat at Cat Cay. Obama also did not pay Rezko for some of the trips.  It seems there is more to this Rezko thing than first appeared.  Any politician who would attempt to cheat the system in this way does not deserve to be President.

Here is the Wikipedia article on McCain:

Gray testified that several U.S. senators had approached him and requested that he ease off on the Lincoln investigation. It came out that these senators had been beneficiaries of $300,000 (collective total) in campaign contributions from Keating. In October 1989 The Arizona Republic reported that in addition to campaign contributions, McCain’s wife and her father had invested $359,100 in a Keating shopping center in April 1986, a year before McCain met with the regulators. The paper also reported that the McCains, sometimes accompanied by their daughter and baby-sitter, had made at least nine trips at Keating’s expense, sometimes aboard the American Continental jet. Three of the trips were made during vacations to Keating’s opulent Bahamas retreat at Cat Cay. McCain also did not pay Keating for some of the trips until years after they were taken, after he learned that Keating was in trouble over Lincoln. [1] Lincoln Savings and Loan’s collapse is said to have cost taxpayers $3.4 billion [2].

This allegation set off a series of investigations by the California government, the United States Department of Justice, and the Senate Ethics Committee. The ethics committee’s investigation focused on five senators: Alan Cranston (DCA); Dennis DeConcini (DAZ); John Glenn (DOH); John McCain (RAZ); and Donald W. Riegle, Jr.(DMI), who became known as the “Keating Five”.

Obviously, I was duped.  What makes the matter worse is if I had simply taken the time to use google, I would have reallized I was duped.  However, before long not only was this incorrect information on my message board, but spread throughout the web, but well-meaning and patriotic Americans who simply wanted to make all the facts about Obama known.

I take my share of responsibility for this error, but before people blame either myself or John McCain I ask you to remember that McCain has had a long career of service to this country and a misjudgement was bound to happen at sometime.  Furthermore, a politician has a responsibility to not only avoid impropriety, but also the appearance of impropriety.  The fact that we all so easily believed this about Obama leaves the blame squarely on his doorstep.  If he had avoided the appearance of being so guilty, none of us would have so easily believed this.

For this people who have just wandered onto this blog recently I ask you to stick with me.  Together we can assure a Republican is elected President in November,  As far as I know the ties between Obama and the Reverend Cleophus James of the Triple Rock Church and the $1,000,000 grant from the governor of Illinois were legitimate.  Together we can make sure that that scandal is known by all voters in this great country and move beyond this terrible mistake on my party.  Thank you and God bless.

Geez Would You Suck It Up Already Home Buyers?

Suck it up already.  Isn’t enough enough?  The Fed reported Thursday that homeowner equity actually slipped below 50 percent in the second quarter of last year, and fell to just less than 48 percent in the fourth quarter.  This means that for the first time since 1945 the ammount of debt in homes is greater than the ammount of equity that homeowners have built up.  What is wrong with you people?  Not to be too harsh, but its simple math.  Don’t buy a home that you can’t afford.  I remember my parents scrimped and saved to buy their home when I was younger.  Every extra dollar went into that house and as a result a few years ago when mom finally had to go into a home they were able to give it to me free and clear without any debt at all.  I’ve since taken out a home equity loan, which I have paid back exactly on time.  Even my sister can’t seem to budget.  She and her husband never save.  They spoil their children rotten and as a result, they’re falling way behind on their mortage.  She’s not a bad person and most of the home buyers in this country aren’t either, but how hard is it to budget?  We could all learn a lesson from our parents’ generation.

NYC Pub Bans Danny Boy During March

I saw this on Yahoo:

“It’s overplayed, it’s been ranked among the 25 most depressing songs of all time, and it’s more appropriate for a funeral than for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration,” says Shaun Clancy, who owns Foley’s Pub and Restaurant, just off Fifth Avenue opposite the Empire State Building.

First they take the Christ out of Christmas and now they want to take the Irish out of St. Patrick’s Day—Good Grief!!

Stop Loss? Stop the Film!

I want to thank everybody who has participated in the That’s Right Nate Stop Loss Boycott!!  Thanks to you, the movie is suffering through its second bad week in a row.  Take that Hollyweird!

When I first heard about this movie I knew it had all the elements of a blockbuster:

1.  An All-Star Cast – Ryan “Breach” Phillipe and Joseph Gordon “Brick” Gordon headline this all-star ensemble.

2. Sex and Violence as one soldier’s wife runs off with another soldier.

3. A timely topic.

And you know what?  Nada…It openned at 8 and dropped further this week.  Was it the That’s Right Nate Boycott?  No.   It was American people who said you want to show us a movie about Iraq give me John Wayne or at least Steve McQueen standing in the desert surrounded by terrorists and refusing to give up.  That’s the real American fighting man!