Category Archives: Politics

You think you’re so damn smart

I saw a video of President Obama trying to explain away his class warfare speech that he gave in Virginia in July 2012. You know the one. The phrase that everyone takes from the speech, “you didn’t build that” is what everyone has focused on. Pro-Obama folks will tell you that he wasn’t talking about the businesses when referring to what was built or not built by the owners of the businesses (or by successful people). “He was talking about the roads!”
Now if you just watched that video alone, Obama comes across as a pretty genuine guy. His tone he uses when talking about his opponents taking his words out of context are spoken with such indignation. Why…he was just trying to rally everyone around business owners!
He isn’t trying to rally the country around business owners, he’s trying to berate them. When talking early in the video about successful people, he mocked them as if they are saying of their success “well it must be because I’m just so smart”. You can hear the laughter of approval in the background as the president speaks these words. He goes on “it must be because I worked harder than everyone else”.
This is not a man that is trying to rally people around business owners. He was preaching to the choir. He was doing a stump speech to justify his rhetoric about taxing the wealthy even more than they are now. After all, how can anyone be against taxing the hell out of those ungrateful rich people since they use the roads and bridges that were made by everyone else? Well that was the plan anyway.
You think you’re so damn smart. You think you work so hard. We all work hard! It’s laughable how juvenile this is, but listen to the cheers.
The problem that Obama has is that he can’t say these things in a vacuum. He has to pander to several groups of people in order to gain their vote and win this election, but the problem is, these groups overlap. There are plenty of hard-working, buysiness-owning Democrats in the US, and when they hear this stuff, it doesn’t exactly resonate! Whoops. Time to backtrack. There was a meeting that took place somewhere discussing the strategy to try and fend off the mistake made while giving that speech. I guess the winning formula was to blame others for taking his words out of context, and paint a picture of him trying to rally the troops behind the business owners.
But how does he get in this mess in the first place? I’m pretty sure I know how. Have you ever heard how it is much easier to tell the truth, since you don’t have to remember anything? Well Obama is just like a liar that has to remember a story when he goes “off-prompter”. He actually believes in the stuff he spoke about in Virginia. He is a European-Socialist kinda guy. He thinks government has the answers to all of our problems. It’s in his nature to stand before a crowd of people and feed them a bunch of rhetoric designed to incite anger and resentment toward those “more fortunate” and make them believe that those very people got to where they are today on the backs of the rest of us proletarians using “our” money and labor.
What crap.
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Obama’s Speech

I watched President Obama make his “case for war” speech while I was doing some cardio work at the gym this evening. I have not poisoned my brain with the analysis of the talking heads yet, so I wanted to put my thoughts down before I read anyone else’s opinion.

What strikes me is the guy can’t stop pointing fingers at President Bush. He seems to take jabs at him as if he’s running against him in some sort of political campaign. He started off the speech by basically saying that we would have won the war back in 2001/02 if we hadn’t been involved in Iraq. He’s up there giving a speech to an auditorium full of cadets as the Commander in Chief, and he puts on a full-blown demonstration of finger pointing.

He seems to always talk about how we’ve done <insert perceived bad US policy here> for far too long, and now he’s going to come riding in on his white horse and fix it. We’ll see.

I’d like to see more focus on the future, and more leadership from our president than playing the political blame game that seems to do so often.

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Political Correctness

Earlier this week, I read a story about a photograph of First Lady Michelle Obama that had been altered to resemble a monkey. Apparently, the image was so offensive that Google found it necessary to issue an apology for the image because it showed up in an image search using the First Lady’s name. The person that really needs to apologize is the “artist”…for his extremely lackluster Photoshop skills.

What I would like to know is, if anyone asked for the apology. And if not, why would Google find in necessary to issue an apology?

The question is somewhat rhetorical. I do know that the reason for the apology is that we live in a world that has become polluted with political correctness. Members of the black race have become, for all intents and purposes, beyond reproach in many circles. We’ve come to a point where something as juvenile as the Obama picture must be addressed by a company as large as Google.

When I read about this story, I was curious to see if there were any comparable  images of the former First Lady. I did a GIS (Google Image Search) for “Laura Bush” and on the first page, I found this little gem. Now I don’t know about everyone, but I’m sure many would say this images is more offensive than the Obama photo. But would anyone really expect Google to issue an apology because it happens to show up in a search query?

Is there any denying that there is a double standard when it comes to dealing with these matters, depending on the race of the individuals involved? When it comes to political correctness, Mrs. Bush belongs to an “unprotected” group. That group of course, is “white”. There simply is no reason for a company or business to be concerned over any perceived racial insensitivities when the subject is white. There is no advocacy group that will toll the bells of outrage when people of the white race are analyzed,  criticized or satirized.

…and if there were, it would probably be labeled a hate group.

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Climate-gate

It’ll be interesting to watch this play out. The global warming/climate change has nearly become a religion.

Inhofe to call for hearings

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