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The Happiest Man in America

June 4th, 2008 . by TexasFred

Once again I am posting an article I found at INSIGHT on Freedom, my good friend Longstreet has been featuring the work of Mr. Alan Caruba for quite a long time now and this is an article I just had to re-post here, please enjoy it and visit INSIGHT on Freedom and Alan Caruba at his blog, Warning Signs

The Happiest Man in America
By: Alan Caruba

Guess who’s the happiest man in America today? No, it isn’t Barack Hussein Obama. It’s John McCain.

While it is unquestionably historic and even redeeming that a major political party would be poised to nominate a black man as their candidate for President, that does not change the dynamics or demographics of the voters who will go to the polls in November.

Obama may be all about “change”, but when the voters discover the specifics of change he has in mind, they are going to fall out of love with him. This is why Hillary is being heavily recruited to fill in the gaps among Hispanics and blue collar voters by accepting the vice president slot.

There is no question that the America of my youth, the America of separate water fountains, segregated schools, the back-of-the-bus America, is over. There are laws guaranteeing equal rights and even some laws that offered special status if you were the member of a minority.

It took a hundred years from the end of the Civil War in 1865 before America put its house in order, eliminating the Jim Crow laws and other abuses. We have all seen a lot of change, but it need be said that a lot has not changed for blacks in America. Large numbers remain in poverty. Large numbers fill the jails. Large numbers drop out of school.

Progress tends to be made in baby steps.

One baby step is named Barack Hussein Obama. His nomination is going to make a lot of liberal Democrats feel very good about themselves, but the liberal lens through which they view the nation and the world is the same one that previously nominated George McGovern and Michael Dukakis. It is the same one that selected Al Gore and John Kerry. Whether they lost by large or small margins, the fact remains that they lost.

That is why John McCain, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, is very happy today. He knows what anyone paying any attention whatever to voting patterns will tell you. The voters have tilted to the right since the days of the Reagan Democrats in the 1980s. Not a lot, but just enough to get the likes of George W. Bush elected, not once, but twice.

The voters, some of them Democrats, remember that the Clinton years were not all the rosy scenario the party would have them recall. There were suicides and scandals. There were wholesale pardons and the attempted theft of White House furniture.

Change sounds good when a nation is experiencing economic troubles and it sounds good against the background of an unpopular war, but the real question in the minds of voters will be change to what?

Do voters want change that involves insane proposals like the “Climate Security Act” being debated in the Senate, a piece of legislation that will destroy what’s left of our battered economy? Change that will end the tax cuts? Change that will grasp defeat from the jaws of victory in Iraq?

There is something symbolic in the announcement by the worst President in the modern era, Jimmy Carter, that he is endorsing Barack Obama. There is something predictive in it, too.

Alan Caruba writes a weekly column posted on the Internet site of The National Anxiety Center, http://www.anxietycenter.com/

Mr. Caruba blogs at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com/

Posted with permission from Alan Caruba

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Michelle Obama: Will her words come back to haunt her?

June 2nd, 2008 . by TexasFred

Is it true?? I don’t know, I guess we’re going to have to sit back and wait until someone deems it the correct time to release such a tape, but there are a lot of great blogs doing some serious speculation on the possibilities…

I’ve been noticing a lot of buzz in the ’sphere about the release of a video of Obama’s wife, Michelle, ranting about «whitey» at the pulpit of Trinity United Church of Christ.

Supposed to be tomorrow morning, Monday, June 2. Just in time for the Montana and South Dakota primaries.

The Hammond Report

Today, on ABC’s “Good Morning America,” Barack Obama lost his cool, calling names and making unspecified threats. Why? Ostensibly, it’s because the Tennessee Republican Party issued an Internet video featuring Michelle Obama saying she’s proud of being an American only because her husband is running for president. Well, yes, we all heard that awhile ago.

Obama Freakout Over Michelle Video: The Ticking “Whitey” Time Bomb

Rumors of a mystery tape showing Michelle Obama “Ranting And Raving Against Whitey” in Trinity United Church of Christ are circulating across conservative blogs. Bryan McAffee at RightPundits.com writes:

Well, I debated whether to even post this or not. I’m not usually into rumor or innuendo, but what the hell, lets have some fun. Larry Johnson over at No Quarter has apparently learned (he has 4 sources on this) that a video tape exists of Michelle Obama railing against whitey at Rev. Wright’s church.

GOP Rumor: Michelle Obama “Whitey” Video Lurks

Here’s the news short and sweet–if you have a copy of the Michelle Obama video, in which she is lambasting white people (four different sources say she uses “whitey” as an epithet) at Jeremiah Wright’s church, then there is an ultra conservative Republican billionaire who wants to pay your $1 million dollars for the tape. Why? He hates John McCain.

Who Wants to Be the Next Millionaire?

The Barack Obama magical touch seems to get more and more diminished the more that is discovered about him and his bitter wife.

Michelle Obama “Whitey” Video

Larry Johnson, a former DNC guy, is speculating that there is a MO video being held by the GOP as a special Nomination Gift for Barack Obama. In the video, Michelle Obama allegedly rails against “whitey” at Church with Jerry Wright.

Michelle Obama railing against “whitey” with Reverend Wright?

Now think about this, maybe there really IS a tape of Michelle Obama going nuts on the podium at the church of the infamous Rev. Jeremiah Wright, maybe Hillary KNOWS that this tape exists, maybe that’s the reason she has been so tenacious in her desire to stay in the race for president, knowing that a bombshell like this would blow Obama right out of the water, leaving her as the only viable candidate that the Dems have readily available…

If this tape does exist and is brought to public light, even the most ardent Dem supporters would be running for cover and proclaiming Hillary the chosen one…

I was reading thru a few sites that were talking about this tape and I saw a couple that said they wouldn’t show the thing if it was on YouTube or the like, simply because it would be an unfair attack on Michelle Obama and that wasn’t the right way to do this, that the candidates mate should be off limits, and to that I say, rubbish!! If she opens her mouth, she IS fair game, every word, every sentence, every nuanced look, it’s in the public domain and WE have a right to see it and either comment on it or not…

If it’s out there, lets see it, I’ll post it, as will hundreds and thousands of Republican and Conservative blogs, it’s time to put up or shut up, and if there is a Rove hand in this he needs to come on out into the light and show what he has…

Inquiring minds want to know and the very survival of this nation is at stake…

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Opposition mounts to US-Iraq security deal

May 30th, 2008 . by TexasFred

BAGHDAD (AP) - Tens of thousands rallied in several cities Friday against a proposed U.S.-Iraqi security agreement, raising doubts that negotiators can meet a July target to finalize a pact to keep U.S. troops in Iraq after the current U.N. mandate expires.

Although U.S. officials insist they are not seeking permanent bases, suspicion runs deep among many Iraqis that the Americans want to keep at least some troops in the country for many years.

Now where do you suppose those presumptive Iraqis ever got a silly idea like that?? Here Maybe?

“We denounce the government’s intentions to sign a long-term agreement with the occupying forces,” Asaad al-Nassiri, a sheik loyal to anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, said during a sermon in Kufa. “Our army will be under their control in this agreement, and this will lead to them having permanent bases in Iraq.”

President Bush and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki signed a statement last December on the future of U.S.-Iraqi relations, saying they planned to finalize a new security agreement by July 31 - in time for Iraq’s parliament to approve the deal before a U.N. mandate expires at the end of the year.

Maybe they’ve been reading McClellan’s new book, What Happened: Inside the Bush White House and What’s Wrong With Washington, the cat is out of the bag and the Iraqis know they’ve been had once again…

You can tell people over and over and over again, ‘we’re the USA and we’re here to help you, stay the course, you’ll see’, you can BS them just so many times, after a while they want to see results, and it would appear that our ideas concerning freedom and democracy just aren’t catching on in Iraq, and those ideas never will catch on, I don’t care how much smoke Bush and Company blow up your skirt, it’s not about hearts and minds, it’s not about Iraqi Freedom, and it’s not about WMDs, it’s about G.W. Bush getting a hard-on for Saddam, his threats against ‘Daddy’ and his defiance, I mean, how dare Saddam think that he could run his country HIS way, the shame of it all…

And by the way, exactly where do we, and by we I mean the Bush and Company, where do we come off telling ANY nation how to run themselves?? Bush has managed to pretty well screw up this nation over the last 7 1/2 years, he’s considered to be weak and ineffectual as a military leader and has no idea of foreign policy or how it works, he sends Condi into the Arab world and that in itself is a horrendous mistake, he is the laughing stock of the global leaders that he wishes to be the leader of, and in MY opinion when Prescott and G.H.W. Bush put their stock into George as being the chosen one to lead a One World Government, they got the short end of the stick…

I personally believe we need to take care of the War on Terror where that war really is, and we need to take care of our own domestic problems before we traipse off to Iraq and try and settle their problems…

Before the Friday protests, al-Sadr’s office in Baghdad issued a statement branding the negotiations as “a project of humiliation” aimed at turning Iraq “into a small stooge of the United States.”

Actually, the project isn’t all that small, Iraq can be a BIG stooge in this game, there’s way too much oil at stake for anything connected to Iraq to be called small…

OK, now I get really serious, Iraq is a DEBACLE and we’re in the middle of it, our economy is in the tank over this BS and Iraq had nothing to do with the war on terror or the attacks of 9-11, and that statement is made based on the findings of our own once upon a time Repub controlled Senate and House investigations, from back in the day when we had a Republican controlled House and Senate…

Also, to further substantiate my above statement, let me remind the Bush Bots of this fact, the Department of Defense also released their own findings concerning Iraq and the actions of 9-11, and according to the DoD Iraq was NOT involved, but you know, maybe the DoD is anti-American, that’s the accusations the Bush Bots throw out there every time someone takes on their Lord and Provider, The Bush and point out the fact that Iraq was NOT the place to go…

Now I don’t know about you but the way I look at it is this, when you take the findings of a once Republican House and Senate investigation into Iraq’s involvement in 9-11, couple that with reports from the DoD and their similar findings, then throw in the musings of Scott McClellan, well, we got screwed folks, over 4,000 troops have died because OF that screwing and we have lost untold BILLIONS of U.S. taxpayer dollars, and just what do we have to show for it??

Surely there’s blame to be assigned, it’s gotta be those damned ungrateful Iraqis, it’s all their fault, imagine them having the gall to NOT be ecstatic over their new found freedoms, provided by Mr. Bush and his Excellent Adventure

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Mexican military takes over town’s police force

May 21st, 2008 . by TexasFred

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) - There are no police anymore in Villa Ahumada. Even the mayor has fled.

Drug gangs have virtually seized this town of 1,500 not far from Texas, as Mexico’s cartels grow increasingly audacious.

The Mexican military took over the police department this week because all 20 officers on the force have either been killed, run out of town or quit, officials said Tuesday.

Mayor Fidel Urrutia took refuge in the state capital of Chihuahua City - 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) away - where he’s waiting for the soldiers to recover his town.

“Security will be in the hands of the army and the state (police) ministries, and it will remain like that indefinitely,” Chihuahua state police spokesman Marco Antonio Moreno said.

Late Saturday, some 70 assailants barged into town and killed the police chief, two officers and three residents. At least eight people were kidnapped.

The killings came a month after soldiers arrested eight men, including a police officer, during the burial of an alleged drug hit man in Villa Ahumada, about 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of El Paso, Texas.

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There is little left to say that hasn’t already been talked to death, and about all I have to say is, when Mr. Bush??

When do we seal our border?? When do we put armed troops on the border?? When do we give those troops the order lock and load and to stop the border jumpers, drug dealers and other assorted trash and potential terrorists from entering this nation??

When do we reinforce our Border Patrol and take those ridiculous rules of engagement off of them and let them actually do the job that needs to be done??

Our government spends BILLIONS of our tax dollars in Iraq, floods that nation with our military and says it’s being done to make us safe here at home when all the while the invasion of the USA continues almost unabated and gun battles rage along our border as the drug cartels exercise their power, and Mr. Bush pretty much looks the other way…

When does it stop?? It certainly won’t stop under a McCain presidency, he is as pathetic on border issues as Bush, and the American people are buying right into it…

Will Obama give the orders to make it stop?? Maybe, if we can get pigs airborne…

And the ones that don’t buy into the possibility of a McCain presidency being a good thing and doubt it’s effectiveness are saying they’ll hold their noses and vote for him anyway, and I am finding that hypocrisy more and more against everything I hold dear in my heart…

The 1st time there is a story about a town or community on the U.S. side of the border being invaded, and having it’s citizens and police murdered by these drug gangs, well, maybe then McCain and his ‘amnesty‘ and ‘open borders’ buddies will actually take up the battle…

After a blood bath has occurred here the cries for border security will be loud and long, and the demands for action will be numerous, the MSM will publish and broadcast all kinds of investigative reports looking into why the border wasn’t secured and demanding answers as to why this was ever allowed to happen…

Yes, after the attacks happen here the call to action will be heard all over this nation, but that won’t be an action so much as a reaction

A reaction too late…

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