Earlier this year while jogging on a trail, Texas Governor Rick Perry shot and killed a coyote that was threatening his dog. Not unexpectedly, this served as fodder to illustrate how far our country has devolved from its founding which was exemplified by a strong work ethic, common sense, responsibility and practicality compared to where we are right now. The quintessential examples of this and polar opposites on myriad issues are Texas and California.
The Governors of California and Texas are jogging with their dogs along different trails at different times each is faced with a coyote that jumps out and starts to attack their dog. Their responses mirror the attitudes and politics of their respective states:
1. Governor starts to intervene and then realizes he should stop; the coyote is doing what is natural.
2. Call animal control. Animal control captures coyote and spends $200 testing it for diseases and $500 relocating it.
3. Call Vet. Veterinarian collects dead dog and spends $200 testing it for diseases.
4. Governor goes to hospital and spends $3500 getting checked for diseases from the coyote and getting bite wound bandaged.
5. Running trail gets shut down for 6 months while wildlife services conduct a $100,000 survey to make sure the area is clear of dangerous animals.
6. Governor spends $50,000 and starts a coyote awareness program for people who live in the area.
7. State legislature spends $2 million investigating how to better handle rabies and how to possibly eradicate it.
8. Governor’s security agent fired for not stopping the attack and letting the Governor try to intervene.
9. Cost $75,000 to train new security agent.
10. PETA protests the relocation of the coyote.
1. Governor pops a $1.23 .380 ACP Gold Dot Hollow Point and drops the coyote.
2. (Not complicated enough to need a #2.)
He and the dog keep jogging.
And people still wonder why California is BROKE… as are many other liberal/Democrat run states, counties and cities.
Obama made clear that he has no intention of visiting Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial day and instead will vacation back home in Chicago so that he can sleep in his own bed. To appear that he has some semblance of concern for those who have died in war, he will visit a nearby cemetery in Illinois.
We say: Don’t even bother, Obama.
The interminable disrespect that you have shown for America and those who have lost their lives fighting for our rights and freedoms as well as those of people worldwide is reprehensible and unforgivable. These dead patriots would turn in their graves knowing your intentional dismantling of our country’s offensive and defensive military capabilities which is in accord with your radical anti-American agenda.
Don’t desecrate by your presence these cemeteries filled with American heroes who were willing to die in defense of their country.
Obama, you are not worthy of that privilege.
The President's Memorial Daze
Investors Business Daily 05/28/2010
Leadership: Our commander in chief was to miss the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery to go on vacation. Other presidents have missed it, but never at wartime.
All presidents deserve a vacation, and no president is ever off the clock. But we are at war, and Memorial Day at Arlington has special significance even in peacetime. Those who defend President Obama's decision to take time off were not so understanding whenever President George W. Bush spent time at his Crawford, Texas, ranch.
Obama was to be in his old Chicago-area stomping grounds, and those who attacked Bush for taking his vacations are defending Obama's right to do so. As leftist columnist David Corn so eloquently put it: "Does it matter if Obama throws some leaves on a tomb?" Yes, it matters.
Media Matters, the George Soros-connected house organ of the loony left, points out that George H.W. Bush also missed the Arlington ceremony in 1992 while campaigning. But we were not at war in 1992 when he attended a ceremony in Maine. And he was a bona fide war hero who risked his life for his country and who did not need to prove his commitment to the military.
President George W. Bush also missed Arlington's Memorial Day ceremonies in 2002, when he joined Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony Principi, Secretary of State Colin Powell and a bipartisan congressional delegation for services at the American cemetery in Normandy, France, honoring those who paid the ultimate sacrifice on D-Day.
President Obama was to attend ceremonies and deliver remarks at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood, Ill. We hope he was to be there to honor this particular location and those who are buried there, not because of its geographical proximity to his other plans.
And no, we don't think it's sufficient to send as an Obama stand-in at Arlington our silver-tongued vice president, Joe Biden, who thinks Brussels and not Washington, D.C., should be "the capital of the free world."
The Associated Press says Obama "will sleep in his own bed for the first time in more than a year." The White House isn't exactly some roadside campaign motel, and those buried at Arlington will sleep forever.
This is the president whose administration views the terrorist attacks of 9/11 as a "man caused disaster" and who says those who died in Iraq and Afghanistan paid the ultimate sacrifice in an "overseas contingency operation." Instead of stirring rhetoric, we get boilerplate bureaucratese read off a teleprompter.
The military has taken a beating under this administration. From the shooting down of the F-22 Raptor to the abandonment of ground-based missile interceptors in Europe, unilateral disarmament is now official policy. We won't test old nukes or build new ones. We tell our enemies what and how many weapons we have and when we'll use them. Our defense budget is at pre-9/11 levels.
Our defense secretary says we don't need billion-dollar destroyers to chase down pirates as the Chinese build aircraft carriers. In December 2009, President Obama journeyed to West Point, or the "enemy camp," as MSNBC's Chris Matthews described it, to attack the premise of the Iraq War and the president who won it.
Then there were the national spectacle and disgrace of watching our commander in chief say and do nothing while three Navy SEALs were put on trial for allegedly punching a captured terrorist who murdered American contractors in Iraq. We'd say a gesture of sympathy and support from this president was in order.
Yes, it's a day of hot dogs, hamburgers and family fun. It's also a day we honor those who died to give us the freedom to enjoy all that.
The following is an incisive assessment of the scandalous and reprehensible attitudes and of Obama and the Democrats. In fact, Obama’s inept, corrosive and seditious body of work of should earn him consideration for impeachment after the November elections.
Obama Administration and Democrats Kowtow to Other Countries While Scorning Those Who Have Died For Ours
Posted by Lori Ziganto 5/26/2010 from RedState
In the past week, the Obama administration and fellow Democrats have let their true feelings for America known more than ever before. Well, at least more blatantly. They aren’t even bothering to hide it now and have lost all shame. No longer content with merely worshipping at the altar of multiculturalism, they are now going out of their way to boast that they believe that practically any other country is actually superior to America, and that the men and women who have died fighting for our country aren’t worthy of honor and respect.
This has been clear for many years, to those who were paying attention, evidenced by the ever growing cries for some ill-conceived, thinly veiled diversity and tolerance objective, as well as the constant touting of the concept of “citizens of the world”. Our own Supreme Court started using European laws on which to base their decisions on American law, for goodness sake. Any complaints were met with “You just don’t understand, being philistines and all. Also, shut up.
But the current crop of Democrats have taken it to new lows; they are past rock bottom and are now frantically burrowing through the Earth’s crust. Since attaining power, everything they’ve done has been an attempt to fundamentally change our “defective” Constitution and country. They are trying to create a federal government involved in and in control of every aspect of our lives, even the foods we eat. They have attempted and continue to attempt to morally equate America with those who wish to kill us . They have actively tried to weaken our military and are attempting to further their belief that America is not special. We don’t need no stinkin’ Exceptionalism! Only, we do. And we are.
Obama took to it right away, and started it off with his incessant and seemingly involuntary reactive bowing, done whilst jetting off on his “Apologizing for America” tour. Then, this week, Democrats showed their true colors, in a way that can no longer be ignored, even by the most stubborn. Congressional Democrats cheered - and gave standing ovations - to Mexican President Calderon, as he demonized Arizona and its citizens and denigrated this country as a whole. As I said then, not only do the Democrats fail to figuratively stand up for America, but they literally stand up for and applaud those who seek to condemn it. Worse, they were wearing bracelets, protesting and bashing American citizens, while cheering a foreign leader who was doing the same. From our House floor.
Earlier this month, Joe Biden, always the last to know things, took the diminishing of America on tour. No one bothered to inform him that was no longer necessary. We now invite foreign leaders here to do the bashing for us. Poor Joe. Always in the dark. Biden spoke before the European Union and informed everyone that he believes that Brussels, not Washington, DC, is the “capital of the free world.” What’s wrong with all you patriots? America being the shining city on the hill and the beacon of freedom for the rest of the world is so old school!
Worse, not only does the Obama administration believe that America is passe, they scorn the very men and women who have been, and still are, the greatest force for good in the World - Our military. Our President will not be honoring the fallen, nor those currently serving, at Arlington cemetery on Memorial Day. In wartime no less. The for real kind, not the Dick Blumenthal kind. He needs a vacation, you see. He needs some rest after all that complex thinking and nuanced insight that resulted in his deep analysis of “just plug the damn hole” as a fix for the BP oil spill. Over a month later.
That’s the spin, at least. But, it’s not even the point. It’s his pattern of behavior and the reasons for it. He first showed his disdain for the military when he decided to jet off to Copenhagen to try to score the Olympics while troops were dying in Afghanistan. And he had talked to the Commander once. In two months. He cared more about serving the Olympics up to Chicago than he did about our soldiers serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.
He continued dithering over that same troop increase decision while he instead chose to focus on his whiny pants “war” on Fox News. At war with the Fourth Estate, he abandoned the 4th Infantry Division. As Commander in Chief, he chose to worry more about Fox News than foxholes. While our men and women died. While still in the midst of his raging indecision, he further showed what little respect he has for those who serve with this flippant remark at, yes, a photo op.
Obama arrived on the base 3:19 p.m. local time (1 a.m. Eastern Standard Time), and received a rousing welcome from 1,500 troops in camouflage uniforms, many holding cameras or pointing cell phones to snap pictures.
“You guys make a pretty good photo op,” the president said.
Do you know what you make, Obama? A pretty awful example of a leader and, frankly, a man. In your defense, at least you are succeeding at being a pretty good example of a Worst President Ever. I suggest you stay far away from Jimmy Carter; he’s going to be ticked that you stole that crown from him. Although, at least even Carter could pronounce the word Corpsman, I suspect.
There is a pattern. A pattern of pandering to other nations and attempting to apologize for America’s greatness. Now, they are also unforgivably scorning those who bravely help to make the entire world a better place. Who, at the bare minimum, give up their young adulthoods and the innocence of that age to protect and defend their Country, their Countrymen and to aid countless others around the World in their struggles against tyranny, genocide and other atrocities.
The greatest force for good that the World has ever known is powered by those men and women. Those who lost their lives, cut short in their prime, while in the line of duty deserve honor and respect.
Our President is not doing so; he can’t even be bothered to lay a wreath at Arlington cemetery. Perhaps it would help if he had a protest bracelet to wear, proclaiming America is meany pants? Maybe he could force himself to care then.
The following video honors the brave American men and women who voluntarily serve in our military and are willing to sacrifice their lives in order to protect us, our rights and liberties. Contrast this with the derogatory statements and destructive actions of “president” Obama whose very goals seem to be the control and subjugation of Americans.
These fine individuals serve as a source of hope that our future can once again be a bright one here in this country.
Could the winds be shifting in favor of the American people?
The alleged bribe/enticement of Rep. Joe Sestak so he would not challenge Democratic Sen. Arlen Specter for his seat by someone in the Obama Administration is a serious crime and impeachable offense. Someone in the Administration may ultimately take the fall and be the sacrificial lamb for the individual from which this illegality probably originated - Obama.
We would all prefer that Obama be prosecuted directly and be impeached.
October Surprise: Rahm Emanuel Goes to Jail for Obama
Michelle Oddis 05/26/2010
After months of staying mum, according to Fox News the White House is reportedly going address Joe Sestak’s claims that the Obama administration offered him a high-profile position if he would end his candidacy for the Senate seat held by Arlen Specter.
If these allegations prove true, it is a felony to bribe or entice a candidate to withdraw from a race and or interfere with an election process for federal office and someone is going to have to fall on the sword for Obama.
So who made the offer? Obama’s list of thugs and cronies is endless. Strategically the White House should address the issue as soon as possible, as we approach midterms the White House already has a plethora of situations working against them and faces another summer of discontent.
*an oil spill that has been handled poorly by the administration “since day one,” and continues to worsen each day.
*yesterdays’s proposed $200 billion more in tax payer dollars to promote job creation while voters, by a 50-44 margin, still disapprove of Obama’s handling of the economy according to a poll released today.
*North Korea likely preparing to lob missiles at South Korea once again. (Obama has even directed military commanders "to ensure readiness and to deter future aggression.")
*Obama's indignation toward Arizona for the new illegal immigration law that nationally 61% of the population backs.
Now let’s potentially add a jail sentence for his chief of staff. This years "October surprise" looks more and more each day to be one that will favor Republicans.
The following is a video from “Hannity” on 5/25/201 which involves conservative attorneys, Victoria Toensing and Jay Sekulow who took a look at the law and charges that White House officials could face:
This is just one hospital. Multiply this same story by every hospital in this country with every case and you can't even grasp the unlimited scope and cost of this problem. It is an absolute outrage that must be summarily stopped. It is bankrupting hospitals, forcing many to close. The costs of this unreimbursed care to the states is in the tens of billions of dollars per year at minimum with millions of taxpayers on the hook for these avoidable expenses.
The answer is secure the border and immigration reform.