Respect the Office

Read this on the reader opinion page of today’s Oakland Press.

President Bush deserves respect

It amazes me the hatred expressed in the media for our president.

Here is a man trying to win a war despite the best efforts of treasonous Democrats to betray our country at every turn.

He has stood strong in the war on terror whether liberals like it or not. The ungrateful rabble should hit their knees every day and thank God he is our president.

The idea of Obama in office, a man who defines himself as a hyphenated American, sends shivers up my spine and the thought of that spoiled, angry woman as your first lady baffles the minds of all patriots.

The fact that country’s ills fall squarely on the Democrats’ shoulders and is conveniently overlooked by their cronies in the news networks is proof that neither can be trusted with our future.

George Bush’s two mistakes were believing he could find a true patriot on the Democrat side to actually help America win the war and spending money. I hope people remember and give the Democrats the same cooperation that they gave us.

We shall see how history judges the outgoing and incoming President.

Review of 2008

This is the time of year that I like to look back and think about the some of the events that happened this year.  Without further ado…

2008 saw the first African-American elected to the position of President of the United States.  While historic in its own right, the hype concerning this event is a bit over the top.  As a previous post outlined, the presumption that this one person would right the wrongs that the previous administrations committed, never mind that some of the screw-ups originated with his own party…

And the interesting part is that his own party members are taking issue with at least one of the decisions concerning the inauguration festivities.  The President-Elect decided that he wanted have Pastor Rick Warren give the invocation prayer at his inauguration.  This selection offended the gay community, including Rep. Barney Frank, who proceeded to flame the President-Elect.  Which makes me wonder about something…

If the (Liberal) Democrats are the party of diversity, equality, and tolerance, shouldn’t they also tolerate different views upon issues instead taking the stand that only their viewpoint counts?  I guess not…

And in the midst of all this, the economy tanks after years of mismanagement by financial institutions and fiscal irresponsibility by the government.  Thousands of jobs are evaporating as companies downsize to stay in business or just go out of business.  the government gives or lends billions of dollars almost without a second thought to the financial sector, and then almost refuses to lend a pittance to the manufacturing sector.

Next on the list is the attack in India by Islamic extremists.  If anyone doubts that “tolerance” is not part of the radical lexicon, this deadly incident should clear things up.

As to add credence to the above, the firing of rockets by Hamas finally lead to the Israeles attacking Hamas positions in the Gaza strip.  Of course, the UN won’t or can’t do anything except add to their carbon footprint by spouting off.

I also noticed that the words “Climate Change” replaced “Global Warming” this year.  If the snow and cold weather with a mild summer doesn’t convince you that the rhetoric isn’t part of a huge scam, then the debate between scientists should.  Quite frankly, the mere fact that there are debates about Global Warming should be a warning sign that this is all opinion, and not scientific fact – it shows that the existence of Global warming cannot be proved by the scientific method.

That’s my short list.  I certainly hope that 2009 is a better year than 2008 for all of us.

On-going Theme Selection

No, I haven’t lost my mind, although my wife may differ…

Readers of this blog have noticed by now that there is a new theme on the blog.  I have a few others that I want to check out, so if you visit and think that you are at the wrong place, don’t worry – I’m still here and no one has hijacked my blog (unless it’s one of the cats).

Also, as I believe that I will be unemployed in around a month, I’m thinking I might sign-up for putting Adsense ads on the blog, although it probably won’t be much since there are only 8 1/2 readers of the blog.  I would rather not since it seems so commercial…ugh…but every little bit helps…

Isn’t It a Tad Premature?

I was walking through the store and happened to look over at the book rack.  I saw a book titled, “Michelle Obama: First Lady of Hope.”  You must be kidding…

But then again, I shouldn’t be too surprised – the media has been singing the praises of a person who hasn’t even been sworn in.  Now his wife is to be fawned over as the standard of all First Ladies.  Ugh!

One wonders if the media would hold the soon to be President to the same standards of his predecessor.  He has been compared to FDR & Kennedy, so his place in history as a perfect President seems to be assured.  All without taking office and actually doing something.

There is something fundamentally wrong with bestowing the immortal status on a President who hasn’t taken the office and proving their worth.  But the media seems to be hell-bent on making it so.  And blindly, too.

Where I get concerned is that Mr. Obama, while in office, makes a mistake, one that costs this country dearly, and the media helps cover it up.  Who does the media now protect?  The citizens of this country that they claim to be protecting, or a shill for the Democratic Party?  Considering the way the media was leaning their stories, I don’t have to wonder a bit what they are going to do.  Unless those rating points are more important…

No, let’s wait and see what kind of leader he is before heaping praise upon Mr. Obama’s Presidency instead of something more smelly.

Merry Christmas

I don’t know if I’ll be able to make the rounds to everyone this Christmas season.  As the past several posts have noted, there is a lot on my wife’s and my minds concerning where we go from here.

Regardless of the circumstances, we have always counted our blessings.  We know that there are people in much worse positions than we are currently in, and those people need our prayers and support.

Merry Christmas, Everyone!