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A Letter To President Obama

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The November elections was not the end of our fight to take back our country from the brink of socialism. It was just the first battle. This Non Populus video says it all. Watch it and spread it like wildfire throughout the country! President Obama needs to hear “We the People” voices.

Tricorn H/T to Sandy and Irene!

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November 27, 2010 at 9:38 pm

Phobias That You Can Relate To…

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Anteater with BuzzFeed has posted 10 Completely Understandable Phobias. With the explanations and visuals, you’ll will certainly agree with Anteater. It’s a great list!

The fears that I can relate to are achluophobia, acrophobia, and thassalophobia. Don’t know what they are? Check out Buzzfeed.

I even have a few more:

  • Capashakedownphobia: A fear of Obama taxing any industry he hates.
  • Pelosiphobia: A fear that Pelosi will say that with her vast knowledge of Catholicism, she is now the Pope and will make abortion a sacrament.
  • RememberNovemberphobia: A fear that in 2010, Obama will create a new calendar where there is no month of November.
  • As long, as Obama and the Democrats are in power – the list of fears will grow.

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    June 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Climate Change Another YK2 Mistake?

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    December 30, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Obama’s Thoughts During The Speech

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    Prepared Remarks of President Barack Obama

    (And His Thoughts During The Speech)

    Back to School Event

    Arlington, Virginia
    September 8, 2009

    The President: Hello everyone – how’s everybody doing today? I’m here with students at Wakefield High School in Arlington, Virginia. And we’ve got students tuning in from all across America, kindergarten through twelfth grade. I’m glad you all could join us today.

    Obama thoughts: You really had no choice. We are in control of your schools.

    I know that for many of you, today is the first day of school. And for those of you in kindergarten, or starting middle or high school, it’s your first day in a new school, so it’s understandable if you’re a little nervous. I imagine there are some seniors out there who are feeling pretty good right now, with just one more year to go. And no matter what grade you’re in, some of you are probably wishing it were still summer, and you could’ve stayed in bed just a little longer this morning.

    Obama’s thoughts: Alinsky said to reinforce negatives. We need to implant negatives into our “inspirational speeches” to help people see how oppressed they are.

    I know that feeling. When I was young, my family lived in Indonesia for a few years, and my mother didn’t have the money to send me where all the American kids went to school. So she decided to teach me extra lessons herself, Monday through Friday – at 4:30 in the morning.

    Obama thoughts: American culture sucks, doesn’t it?

    Now I wasn’t too happy about getting up that early. A lot of times, I’d fall asleep right there at the kitchen table. But whenever I’d complain, my mother would just give me one of those looks and say, “This is no picnic for me either, buster.”

    Obama thoughts: I wish my mother loved me more to show me that she was happy having to help me learn. I may not have decided to do drugs, or hang around Communists and anti-Americans.

    So I know some of you are still adjusting to being back at school. But I’m here today because I have something important to discuss with you. I’m here because I want to talk with you about your education and what’s expected of all of you in this new school year.

    Now I’ve given a lot of speeches about education. And I’ve talked a lot about responsibility.

    Obama thoughts: Blah, blah, blah. This will make me credible in the eyes of the students. I hope they don’t ask me why the community I organized and the district I represented in the Illinois Senate had the worst education ranking in the United States.

    … someone could remember that Chicago has the highest level of gang murders in the country. These kids don’t have a chance. Remember I supported efforts by Bill Ayers [ Bomber, terrorist and cop killer] and others to change the criminal code in Illinois to prevent trying juveniles as adults. I can’t believe rightwingers want to crack down on crime and jail gang members. They’re only children who had parents who sucked… Responsibility, oh yeah, I’m a great believer in responsibility with other people’s money too.

    I’ve talked about your teachers’ responsibility for inspiring you, and pushing you to learn. I’ve talked about your parents’ responsibility for making sure you stay on track, and get your homework done, and don’t spend every waking hour in front of the TV or with that Xbox.

    Obama’s thoughts: Remember you are not responsible for anything. You’re a victim.

    I’ve talked a lot about your government’s responsibility for setting high standards, supporting teachers and principals, and turning around schools that aren’t working where students aren’t getting the opportunities they deserve.

    Obama’s thoughts: I know I’m an empty suit and I haven’t accomplished anything and you can do the same nothing if you trust me.

    But at the end of the day, we can have the most dedicated teachers, the most supportive parents, and the best schools in the world

    Obama’s thoughts: But I will change that. We need to change everything as soon as possible.

    – and none of it will matter unless all of you fulfill your responsibilities. Unless you show up to those schools; pay attention to those teachers; listen to your parents, grandparents and other adults; and put in the hard work it takes to succeed. And that’s what I want to focus on today: the responsibility each of you has for your education. I want to start with the responsibility you have to yourself.

    Obama’s thoughts: I need to reinforce that I or my administration are not responsible for our actions or words, only you students. Remember my motto is “Do as I say, not as I do.”

    Every single one of you has something you’re good at. Every single one of you has something to offer. And you have a responsibility to yourself to discover what that is. That’s the opportunity an education can provide.

    Maybe you could be a good writer – maybe even good enough to write a book or articles in a newspaper – but you might not know it until you write a paper for your English class. Maybe you could be an innovator or an inventor – maybe even good enough to come up with the next iPhone or a new medicine or vaccine – but you might not know it until you do a project for your science class. Maybe you could be a mayor or a Senator or a Supreme Court Justice, but you might not know that until you join student government or the debate team.
    And no matter what you want to do with your life – I guarantee that you’ll need an education to do it. You want to be a doctor, or a teacher, or a police officer? You want to be a nurse or an architect, a lawyer or a member of our military? You’re going to need a good education for every single one of those careers. You can’t drop out of school and just drop into a good job. You’ve got to work for it and train for it and learn for it.

    Obama’s thoughts: Repeat after me: Drop out of school. Work, train, learning are all bad words. Let the government take care of you.

    And this isn’t just important for your own life and your own future. What you make of your education will decide nothing less than the future of this country. What you’re learning in school today will determine whether we as a nation can meet our greatest challenges in the future.

    You’ll need the knowledge and problem-solving skills you learn in science and math to cure diseases like cancer and AIDS, and to develop new energy technologies and protect our environment. You’ll need the insights and critical thinking skills you gain in history and social studies to fight poverty and homelessness, crime and discrimination, and make our nation more fair and more free. You’ll need the creativity and ingenuity you develop in all your classes to build new companies that will create new jobs and boost our economy.

    We need every single one of you to develop your talents, skills and intellect so you can help solve our most difficult problems. If you don’t do that – if you quit on school – you’re not just quitting on yourself, you’re quitting on your country.

    Obama’s thoughts: Good! Students who have never thought about dropping out are absorbing “quit on school, quit on yourself, quit on your country.”

    Now I know it’s not always easy to do well in school.

    Obama’s thoughts: I said it. Finally. It’s not easy to do well in school. You are a victim. Let me tell you why.

    I know a lot of you have challenges in your lives right now that can make it hard to focus on your schoolwork.

    I get it. I know what that’s like. My father left my family when I was two years old, and I was raised by a single mother who struggled at times to pay the bills and wasn’t always able to give us things the other kids had. There were times when I missed having a father in my life. There were times when I was lonely and felt like I didn’t fit in.

    So I wasn’t always as focused as I should have been. I did some things I’m not proud of, and got in more trouble than I should have. And my life could have easily taken a turn for the worse.

    Obama’s thoughts: Remember kindergartners I’m talking about real life here. Let me tell you how your life can go bad. I did the bad stuff but look at me now! I’m President of the United States!

    But I was fortunate. I got a lot of second chances and had the opportunity to go to college, and law school, and follow my dreams. My wife, our First Lady Michelle Obama, has a similar story. Neither of her parents had gone to college, and they didn’t have much. But they worked hard, and she worked hard, so that she could go to the best schools in this country. Some of you might not have those advantages. Maybe you don’t have adults in your life who give you the support that you need. Maybe someone in your family has lost their job, and there’s not enough money to go around. Maybe you live in a neighborhood where you don’t feel safe, or have friends who are pressuring you to do things you know aren’t right.

    Obama’s thoughts: So you’re screwed. You’re not like Michelle and myself. We were fortunate. You are not. Now this is not something you kids in the hood and abused homes can go home and talk to your crappy parents about. You just have to absorb this and suck it up. Just think about how your life sucks.

    But at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life – what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you’ve got going on at home – that’s no excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude. That’s no excuse for talking back to your teacher, or cutting class, or dropping out of school. That’s no excuse for not trying.

    Obama’s thoughts: My friends can talk back to authority figures. My friends can blow up police buildings and kill people but you can’t. But really, now that I’ve depressed you, you really will be a victim. I have you just where I want you.

    Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. No one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future.

    Obama’s thoughts: I hope they remember they are victims and don’t have a chance.

    That’s what young people like you are doing every day, all across America.

    Young people like Jazmin Perez, from Roma, Texas. Jazmin didn’t speak English when she first started school. Hardly anyone in her hometown went to college, and neither of her parents had gone either. But she worked hard, earned good grades, got a scholarship to Brown University, and is now in graduate school, studying public health, on her way to being Dr. Jazmin Perez.

    I’m thinking about Andoni Schultz, from Los Altos, California, who’s fought brain cancer since he was three. He’s endured all sorts of treatments and surgeries, one of which affected his memory, so it took him much longer – hundreds of extra hours – to do his schoolwork. But he never fell behind, and he’s headed to college this fall.

    Obama’s thoughts: Sheesh, the health care in this country sucks. He had brain cancer and still finished school. He survived. Damn!

    And then there’s Shantell Steve, from my hometown of Chicago, Illinois. Even when bouncing from foster home to foster home in the toughest neighborhoods, she managed to get a job at a local health center; start a program to keep young people out of gangs; and she’s on track to graduate high school with honors and go on to college.

    Obama’s thoughts: Our foster care system is hell too. We really need to step up abortion rates so children don’t have to suffer in foster homes.

    Jazmin, Andoni and Shantell aren’t any different from any of you. They faced challenges in their lives just like you do. But they refused to give up. They chose to take responsibility for their education and set goals for themselves. And I expect all of you to do the same.

    Obama’s thoughts: Suck it up and be responsible. Remember life is a reality tv show. The difference is that Michelle and I are different. We are fortunate.

    That’s why today, I’m calling on each of you to set your own goals for your education – and to do everything you can to meet them. Your goal can be something as simple as doing all your homework, paying attention in class, or spending time each day reading a book. Maybe you’ll decide to get involved in an extracurricular activity, or volunteer in your community.

    Obama’s thoughts: Especially you 6, 7, 8 and 9 year olds. Quit being children and learn how to be of service to your community. Work for your government! You owe everything to the government which will take care of you!

    Maybe you’ll decide to stand up for kids who are being teased or bullied because of who they are or how they look, because you believe, like I do, that all kids deserve a safe environment to study and learn.

    Obama’s thoughts: Remember, your life sucks. There are no parents to protect you, no teachers to look out for you, no police officer to talk to. You’re on your own in this world! It’s only you and me… your friendly government. Just watch me smile. You can trust me.

    Maybe you’ll decide to take better care of yourself so you can be more ready to learn. And along those lines, I hope you’ll all wash your hands a lot, and stay home from school when you don’t feel well, so we can keep people from getting the flu this fall and winter.

    Obama’s thoughts: Put on a red jacket. Look like everybody else! Stay healthy! Don’t be fat. Don’t be a burden on our already tax burdened health care system.

    Whatever you resolve to do, I want you to commit to it. I want you to really work at it. I know that sometimes, you get the sense from TV that you can be rich and successful without any hard work — that your ticket to success is through rapping or basketball or being a reality TV star, when chances are, you’re not going to be any of those things.
    But the truth is, being successful is hard. You won’t love every subject you study. You won’t click with every teacher. Not every homework assignment will seem completely relevant to your life right this minute. And you won’t necessarily succeed at everything the first time you try.
    That’s OK.

    Obama’s thoughts: You’re a victim. I want you to be a victim. Teachers are authority figures. You don’t need to like them. Don’t try for things. But remember, you can’t go home and talk about this with your Mom and Dad.

    Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who’ve had the most failures. JK Rowling’s first Harry Potter book was rejected twelve times before it was finally published. Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team, and he lost hundreds of games and missed thousands of shots during his career. But he once said, “I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

    Obama’s thoughts: I succeeded because I am fortunate. I am the President of the United States. I have not failed at anything I have tried.

    These people succeeded because they understand that you can’t let your failures define you – you have to let them teach you. You have to let them show you what to do differently next time. If you get in trouble, that doesn’t mean you’re a troublemaker, it means you need to try harder to behave. If you get a bad grade, that doesn’t mean you’re stupid, it just means you need to spend more time studying.

    Obama’s thoughts: Remember you’re not responsible for your failures or your bad decisions. You’re a victim.

    No one’s born being good at things,

    Obama’s thoughts: Except me.

    you become good at things through hard work. You’re not a varsity athlete the first time you play a new sport. You don’t hit every note the first time you sing a song. You’ve got to practice. It’s the same with your schoolwork. You might have to do a math problem a few times before you get it right, or read something a few times before you understand it, or do a few drafts of a paper before it’s good enough to hand in.

    Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it. I do that every day. Asking for help isn’t a sign of weakness, it’s a sign of strength. It shows you have the courage to admit when you don’t know something, and to learn something new. So find an adult you trust – a parent, grandparent or teacher; a coach or counselor – and ask them to help you stay on track to meet your goals.

    Obama’s thoughts: I wish I had a parent that would talk to me. Why did they send me away? My grandmother hated blacks. But Frank was there for me.

    And even when you’re struggling, even when you’re discouraged, and you feel like other people have given up on you – don’t ever give up on yourself. Because when you give up on yourself, you give up on your country.

    Obama’s thoughts: Remember you’re a victim. I’ll take care of you.

    The story of America isn’t about people who quit when things got tough. It’s about people who kept going, who tried harder, who loved their country too much to do anything less than their best.

    Obama’s thoughts: You crack me up, Barry. You know America sucks. It certainly needs to be changed.

    It’s the story of students who sat where you sit 250 years ago, and went on to wage a revolution and found this nation.

    Obama’s thoughts: The racist bastards.

    Students who sat where you sit 75 years ago who overcame a Depression and won a world war; who fought for civil rights and put a man on the moon. Students who sat where you sit 20 years ago who founded Google, Twitter and Facebook and changed the way we communicate with each other.

    So today, I want to ask you, what’s your contribution going to be? What problems are you going to solve? What discoveries will you make? What will a president who comes here in twenty or fifty or one hundred years say about what all of you did for this country?

    Obama’s thoughts: That I, Barack Hussein Obama, was the greatest ruler of the world. Yeah, that’s what they’ll say.

    Your families, your teachers, and I are doing everything we can to make sure you have the education you need to answer these questions. I’m working hard to fix up your classrooms and get you the books, equipment and computers you need to learn. But you’ve got to do your part too. So I expect you to get serious this year. I expect you to put your best effort into everything you do. I expect great things from each of you. So don’t let us down – don’t let your family or your country or yourself down. Make us all proud. I know you can do it.

    Obama’s thoughts: Just don’t ask me about the stimulus monies or the bail outs. ‘Cause I can’t answer those questions. You mustn’t let me down though. I am your ruler.

    Thank you, God bless you, and God bless America.

    Obama’s thoughts: I hate when I have to end by talking about God. I hope nobody from Daily Kos, CAIR or the Nation of Islam are watching.

    UPDATE: Ronald Reagan’s 1988 Speech To Students

    Great prescient statement in the speech:

    Dictators today from Afghanistan to Nicaragua do not want to be called Czar or Commissar; they want to be called Mr. President and to pretend that they rule in the people’s name, even if they don’t.Yes, even Communist dictators holding power through force, against the will of the people, acknowledge the triumph of the American idea when they go through the motions of holding phony elections, forming rubberstamp legislatures to ratify constitutions that will not be honored, and then using our words to call their regimes democracies or republics.

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    September 7, 2009 at 9:22 pm

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    Do Not Go Gently Into The Night

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    Each new day in this country, more and more disturbing details, facts, and occurances become apparent that are chilling reminders the United States is on its way to existance as a non-sovereign world government.

    Socialism/Communism/Fascism/Marxism? Take your pick, one leads to another. Oligarchy, Theocracy, Democracy, or Republic?

    This is why I can’t sleep. I worry about my naive children and my innocent grandchildren who have no idea of what is happening in the real world. So I write Sma’ Talk Wi’ T to make a difference. To wake more people up! All so that I can save my family and the country I love! We can’t do this by ourselves. We cannot let this anti-American administration continue to take away our freedoms, take over our children’s minds, and silence our founding fathers’ God-given rights.

    Those of us who feel we have no control over what is going on must speak out now! What are voters waiting for? Why isn’t every man and woman up in arms over the blatant destruction of our Constitutional rights? What are YOU waiting for?

    It is much worse than you think.

    President Barack Hussein Obama will be speaking to our school children nationwide on September 8th to encourage them to “be successful,” to “get an education.” At first I thought, ‘what harm can be done?’ I was more worried about the Obamabot teachers cramming their adoration of the Obamessiah down our students throats. But I’ve changed my mind.

    After I wrote about the pre-election Obama-programming school agenda yesterday, I read Dr. Richard Swier’s Red County’s column: Obama’s Red Shirts. Dr. Swiers wrote:

    I recently wrote about Congress giving the previous and the current President expanded rights to use federal forces against American citizens in an undefined national emergency. See my article “Posse Comitatus 2009”. What if these new powers were implemented to allow this new civilian national security force to arrest Americans who dissent against the War in Afghanistan?

    There is a chilling pattern here. Now we learn something unprecedented will take place on September 8th.

    President Obama announced that on September 8, 2009 he will take time away from our school children’s learning to directly address each and every classroom in America. He and his administration have even sent out a lesson plan for this the first ever direct White House political appeal to our youth during the school day. One of the questions teachers are supposed to ask according to the lesson plan is “Why is is important we listen to the President…?”

    This is blood-chilling. On values and principles, children should listen to their parents not the President. Obama should keep his hands off our children’s minds and hearts! This is not yet a one-world government with kid-bots that spew government propaganda! Dr. Swiers continues:

    And what will he say to every school aged child in America? Love your government, don’t question and be obedient? This seems to be his theme, along with a call to volunteer for his army of volunteers.

    An army of paid volunteers in every neighborhood doing the bidding of the federal government. How is this different from previous renditions of using a nation’s youth for political purposes? Will others get equal time to address all of our students? Where is the outrage? Why are not school districts rejecting this blatantly political event? This starts us on a very slippery slope – totalitarianism.

    If that doesn’t scare you, you probably believe in government nanny statism, being told what you can do, associate with, eat, play with, talk about, and believe. You believe in myths, propaganda, and lies, without researching the facts. You believe humans are destroying the earth. You probably voted for Obama.

    UPDATE: Michelle Malkin’s post on Indoctrination in our schools. Pledging to be of service to Barack Obama. I pledge to be a SERVANT TO OBAMA? What does that mean? Who thinks that telling children that being a servant to Barack Obama should be part of our educational program?

    Listen to your Common Sense! Do not participate in Obama’s agenda to create a national civilian force with your child.

    Do your family a great service and either keep your children home on Tuesday, September 8th, or go with them to school and listen to how the teacher presents the WH speech. Protect your child. Our families and our country need for everyone to scream out, protest, and fight.

    Although in Dylan Thomas’s poem “Do Not Go Gentle Into The Night”, the Irish author was talking about death, human struggle, making your life count, his words and guidance are just as relevant to our freedoms and the death of our Constitution and country as we know it.

    Do not go gentle into that good night,
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.
    Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
    Because their words had forked no lightning they
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
    Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
    And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
    Do not go gentle into that good night.

    Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
    Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    And you, my father, there on the sad height,
    Curse, bless me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
    Do not go gentle into that good night.
    Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

    Americans, do not go gentle into the night. Fight for your freedom by Marching on Washington DC on September 12th. Speak up and out! Rail against this administration’s takeover of our lives!

    Taxpayer March on Washington 912

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    September 2, 2009 at 2:35 pm