8/9/09

Sunday wrap

Obama: A-constitutional, all thugged-up with SEIU, redefines U.S., weasel wordsmith.

Mismanagement: St. Louis protests SEIU, citizen counterinsurgency advances, double-standard afflicts U.S., Nework moment looms, throw the bums out regularly.


We don't need no stinkin' Constitution ... There is nothing within the United States Constitution that authorizes any type of Federal Health Care Program. So, why are we having this discussion at all? There must be some Senators and Congressmen that realize this simple fact. If so, why are they not willing to come out and state the obvious? How can a Senator or Congressman negotiate compromises on what is obviously un-constitutional? Frankly, they should not even sit down to discuss it. I would like to know why they do. If you attend a Town Hall meeting and are fortunate enough to ask a question please ask "What part of the Constitution authorizes National Health Care?" We need to have this question asked repeatedly. People, we really need to get back to the basics, and in this case, that means a Constitutional form of government. If Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Barack Obama would like to have health care at the State Level for all of the residents, then resign from your current office, go home, and make it happen. But do not force your Unconstitutional desires upon the rest of us. We do not want it. We will not tolerate it any longer. (nolanchart.com)


SEIU thugs help Obama agenda ... I wonder who's the genius who first thought up the idea of having a bunch of thugs all wearing the same colored shirts show up to intimidate opponents of the government. Now I remember! It was that funny little guy with the mustache from Austria. What's his name again? I think it was "Schicklgruber" or something. Anyway, that sort of stunt loses a little something when it crosses the Atlantic, as you can see from the above video. A gang of thugs wearing matching shirts bearing the initials of the Service Employees International Union can be seen engaging in what appears to be an attack on a person who was handing out "Don't tread on me" flags in opposition to the Obama administration's health-care plans. Various liberal bloggers are already trying to put a positive spin on this incident that occurred outside a town hall meeting in Missouri. But they've got a couple of problems. One is that according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, "Two men were arrested for misdemeanor assault for allegedly punching, pushing and holding a man who was handing out American flags and fliers outside the school." The paper didn't report whether the two were among those wearing SEIU shirts who participated in the assault. But that will come out in time. (blog.nj.com)


Protesters mass at SEIU headquarters ... Kenneth Gladney sat in a wheelchair on Pershing Avenue Saturday, his knee bandaged, holding a flag that read: "Don't Tread on Me." Gladney, 38, was handing out the same flags after a town hall forum in Mehlville Thursday night, when, he says, he was attacked by members of the Service Employees International Union. Less than 48 hours later, protesters gathered Saturday in front of the union's offices, many of them holding signs with a slightly different version of the message: "Don't Tread on Kenny." Mild-spoken, bespectacled and politically conservative, Gladney, of St. Louis, now finds himself part of an escalating national debate on health care reform. The forum in Mehlville, organized by U.S. Rep. Russ Carnahan, D-Mo., to discuss aging, turned ugly when some audience members began yelling about health care reform. After the event, several fights broke out and six people were arrested. (stltoday.com)

Related video: Forced to shut up by Obama



Not the United States we used to know ... Here is a topic I haven't heard since I was a 10-year-old child during World War II. Yes, I am that old. "Brown Shirts" has an ominous ring to it like Acorn, Obama's Youth Army. I wonder what Obama will call his troops perhaps "Saviors from the Left." It's frightening to even think such a thing can occur in America. In case you've forgotten, the term "Brown Shirts" belonged to Adolph Hitler. One of the greatest rallying points of WWII belonged to the people of Denmark. All the Jewish citizens were to put a gold Star of David on their clothing within 24 hours. They, the Danes, were told that if they knew of a Jew without the Star of David on their clothing, they, along with the Jew, would be sent to a German concentration camp. Frightening, isn't it? However, after the 24-hour deadline came and went, the Germans awoke to the fact that every Dane they saw was wearing the Gold Star of David. Could we, as Americans, replace the Star of David with an American flag that says, "Enough. Return to the Constitution." These are thoughts from a 78-year-old man from a generation ago that was willing to put our country first with our lives and resources. I wonder if that country still exists. (alamogordonews.com)


Waiting for Obama's first good decision ... Lowell Greenbaum, the Richmond County Democratic Party chairman, would vote for a Muslim who escaped from Gitmo if he was running for office on the Democratic ticket. The Democrats criticized President Bush for every decision, bad, good or great, but we are not supposed to say one wrong word about King Obama. I'm sure King Hussein Obama will make a good decision someday, but I haven't heard a good one yet. He's having a hard time filling his Cabinet because he can't find enough Democrats who've paid their taxes. His friends at ACORN won't answer their phone because they might have to tell someone where all the money goes. He goes around the world bowing to the kings of oil and apologizing for this greedy, arrogant, un-Christian nation that has been so good to him. He wants to be a friend to terrorist William Ayers and the all-time "preacher of hate the whites" Rev. Jeremiah Wright. He hugs and shakes Hugo Chávez's hand, a week after Chávez called him a weak imbecile. I'm sure he will make at least one good decision before his four years are up if the Chinese don't foreclose on us before then. (chronicle.augusta.com)


U.S. verges on 'Network' moment ... I recently got around to reading Saul Alinsky’s book, Rules for Radicals. Yes, I know I should have done so long ago, but I thought I had a good enough grasp on what the man said back in 1971 via the thorough treatment his musings have received from the conservative punditry. I was wrong. My bad. Every American should read it. It’s chilling. I believe what we are now witnessing is a case of people being, as the saying goes (and as is actually used in Alinsky’s book) “hoisted with their own petard.” Fire is being fought with fire. The reflexive dismissal of angry citizens showing up at town hall meetings these days to give Washington insiders a piece of their mind as somehow orchestrated, notwithstanding. This is not a top-down campaign with a few sinister puppeteers pulling the strings. The opposition to liberal health care machinations and other stuff is very real. What they see as orchestration is actually mobilization. And it is only the beginning. We are, I think, on the verge of seeing one of the great collapses of political popularity and good will in American history. The nation is on the verge of a Network moment, where “Yes, we can” is being drowned out with cries of “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take it anymore.” (townhall.com)

Bonus links:
Summary of Saul Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
• More Saul Alinsky stories: here
'Rules for Radicals' at amazon.com


Protest for me, but not for thee ... What happens when the middle class feels even more victimized than the nation's poor? When American middle-class citizens feel that they are being steamrolled by a Changeopoly Blitzkrieg, engineered by the principalities and powers of overreaching government and corporate oligarchs? When the only answer they're given to their just concerns about unsustainable debt is "We won."? Well, those beleaguered middle-class folks might take a look at the tactics which have been working against them for four decades and decide to make use of some of those tactics themselves. Middle-class Americans, myself among them, have watched for 40 years, as one angry group after another has managed to get its way, and more and more entitlements from our purses to theirs, using the tactics designed by the liberal fascist revolutionary, Saul Alinsky. (americanthinker.com)


Weasels and weasel words ... Most of our government officials are weasels; and they are masters of the "weasel word". A weasel word is a word used to avoid stating something forthrightly or directly; a word that makes one's views misleading or confusing. Obama is a master of the weasel word. He uses them to the point of overkill. That's what's going on with Obama now; in his weaselly way, he's creating a shadow government of Czars (44, so far), answerable to him only, to create a new American government that he and his group of radical Socialists (and at least one self-proclaimed Communist) will rule someday, if we don't stop them first. Hungarian-born George Soros, is most likely behind it all. The billionaire created an economic crisis in Great Britain. He makes billions of dollars by speculating on currency values. When Jews were dispossessed, in Germany, during Hitler's reign of terror, Soros was enlisted to pilfer their belongings. He's a jolly, good fellow. Even democratic Sen. Robert Byrd has expressed his displeasure and concern over Obama's queer appointing of Czars. (beaufortobserver.net)


Throw the bums out every few years ... Arguments for and against congressional term limits have been ongoing for decades. A Google search of the subject will uncover more than 1.5 million hits. Recent years' witness to the grim state of our politics, economy and social values, causes the suggestion that it is time to make term limits a reality in Washington. The Founding Fathers intended that members of Congress would be elected by the people as their representatives in the Capitol, serve the nation for a few years by doing what is right for American society, and then retire back to the farm or business after donating this valuable time and talent for the benefit of all. The Articles of Confederation, authored by the Continental Congress and ratified in 1781, contained term limits: no one could serve in Congress for more than three years during any six-year period. When the Articles were replaced by the Constitution in 1789, the authors left out details of term limits because a premise of the Constitution was to make it a very concise document. Specific regulations were to be provided in the form of amendments to be developed and ratified later. In contrast to the ideas of the Founding Fathers, we are now living in a country of professional politicians, many of whom are primarily interested in a secure career rather than serving the best interests of the country. The benefits of incumbency are many and obvious: power, prestige, name recognition, perks, taxpayer-paid staff, high salary, top notch health care and retirement, uncontrolled expense account, and a campaign treasure chest funded by special interest groups. (theday.com)
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