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Thursday, May 22, 2008
Preview of Coming Attractions

Do you recall a visit to the White House by the Chi-Com thug de jour, during the Clinton Presidency? This bloody-handed Commie defended China’s menacing of Taiwan by comparing the Chi-Com's intimidation of its neighbor with President Lincoln using arms to supress the Confederate succession. Bubba’s response? “Well, I guess you’ve got a point there.”

So, how do you suppose Barack Obama’s Student-Lounge historical perspective will serve American interests when President Obama goes face-to-face to persuade the Iranians to forsake nuclear weapons, and a sandal-pounding Amedinijad launches the predictable tirade, upbraiding the U.S. for nuking Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two-hundred years of slavery, denying women the vote for more than a century, wiping out the injuns and deliberately spreading the AIDS virus?

Actually, Obama should feel right at home – just like sittin’ in church.

 


Posted by larry_naselli at 10:05 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 8:37 AM CDT
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Monday, May 19, 2008
Obama Brings About Real Change

Would-be President Barack Obama's brilliant ideas include a "windfall profits" tax, appeasing our nation's enemies, undermining our less-than-perfect authoritarian allies, snubbing the United States' strongest ally in Latin America, and finding fault with America.

Well, Obama has heralded himself as the agent of "change," and I'd have to say he is right. Obama's litany of bad ideas calls for a change to the definition of insanity, made famous by candidate Bill Clinton in a 1992 Presidential debate. Thanks to Barrack Obama, insanity can now be defined as "doing the same things Jimmy Carter did, and expecting different results."

That's change America could live without.


Posted by larry_naselli at 4:23 PM CDT
Updated: Monday, May 19, 2008 4:31 PM CDT
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Thursday, April 17, 2008
Sun-Times Tests New Layout

The Chicago Sun-Times has apparently moved the Funny Papers to the Front Page. In today's edition, the sub-head over a debate photo of Obama and Hillary reads, "Obama complains distractions keeping him from talking about real issues."

Presumably, the "real issues" would include serious policy prescriptions like, "Change," "Hope," "Yes, we can," and "We are the people we've been waiting for." The "distractions" would include unimportant things like Obama's elitist contempt for working-class rural Americans, Obama's wife's low opinion of the U.S.A., Obama's very close decades-long affiliation with a racist, America-hating spiritual advisor, Obama's close-ties to indicted political influence purchaser Tony Rezko, Obama's Socialist prescriptions for taxes and government spending, Obama's utter failure to understand the effect of capital gains tax policy on investor incentives, economic growth and tax revenues, Obama's promises to coddle and legitimize America's enemies Iran and North Korea coupled with his threat to invade America's ally Pakistan, Obama's snubbing of America's closest South American ally Columbia, or Obama's I-can-declare-defeat-in-Iraq-faster-than-you war strategy.

Congratulations to the Chicago Sun-Times. With daily newspaper subscriptions and ad sales in a seemingly irreversible tailspin, at least the publishers have found a way to give the remnant of readers a few laughs before the lights go out.


Posted by larry_naselli at 1:20 PM CDT
Updated: Thursday, April 17, 2008 2:09 PM CDT
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Quote of the Week

And the winner is . . . Ann Coulter:

"It is an article of faith with the Democrats that they must fool Americans by simulating agreement with normal people. The winner of the Democratic primary is always the candidate who does the best impersonation of an American."

 


Posted by larry_naselli at 9:46 AM CDT
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Wednesday, April 16, 2008
McCain on Taxes and Growth
I heard John McCain's speech yesterday about taxes and economic growth, and it seems the Senator has started believing his own spin from the Republican Primaries, i.e. he actually sounded like a former foot-soldier of the Reagan Revolution. If this is a dream don't wake me.

Posted by larry_naselli at 9:47 AM CDT
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Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Sun-Times Runs Cover for Obama

Front page of the Chicago Sun-Times: “The speech of his life.” Doesn’t this beg the question, why he hasn’t made this speech sooner? I’m sure any Republican would get the same fawning treatment if he was renouncing ties to a radical church, right? Does anybody recall a Pat Buchanan campaign staffer in 2006, who  was invited to the same event where some white supremacist whackos had rented an expo booth? There were no speeches, just "off with his head." No one tried to understand anyone's rage. It did not matter that the Buchanan aide had no affiliation with the white supremacist. No newspaper attempted to place it in a good light. Contrast with Obama and his America-hating, race-baiting Pastor of twenty years.

The Sun-Times sub-headline goes on to add this gloss-over:

“his former Pastor’s fiery sermons”

Pu-uh-leeeeeese, give me a break.

“former” ? Obama still belongs to the church and the pastor just retired. The new pastor is the same breed and Obama still belongs to the Church.

“pastor” ? not only was J. Wright Obama’s pastor, he was/is his spiritual counselor and for some time a campaign advisor for faith matters.

“fiery sermons” ? I'll say. How about anti-American rants and hatred-towards-whites tirades?

This is spin at its finest. Obama is exposed as either an afro-centric whacko, or an obsequeious member of the mob, who doesn’t have the sense or the fortitude to remove himself and his family from the spiritual leadership of a raving Louis Farrakhan knock-off with a cross on the wall. So, what does Obama do? He changes the subject. He calls for racial healing, blah, blah, blah. A little late, don’t you think? About 20 years too late.

Moreover, Obama does nothing to explain how a patriotic American could sit in the pews and listen to the most vile anti-American vituperations, and the most unhinged conspiracy theories, without dissenting, UNTIL his political aspirations required a dissent. Would you lead your wife and children to sit under the tutelage of Jeremiah Wright’s frothings against the Nation you love?

Of course the drive-by media is only too quick to pick up Obama’s spin and run with it. So, if you or I don’t swallow Obama’s load of excrement -- which the media is comparing to Martin Luther King’s “I have a Dream” speech (talk about the lowering of standards) – then we are the ones prolonging the agony of racial strife. This would be funny if it didn’t fool so many people. Obama is like the cartoon character being chased, who when his pursuer catches him says, “quick, he went that-a-way.” And we’re supposed to go running that-a-way?

You cannot participate in racial division, and for that matter national division for twenty years, then when you’re caught red-handed at it, declare yourself the agent of racial and national reconciliation. Or maybe you can, if good-hearted people want badly enough to believe you. We’ll soon see how gullible people are in the age of feelings uber-alles.


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:54 AM CDT
Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 12:18 PM CDT
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Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Shell Game

Barrack Obama’s Philadelphia speech attempts to shift the focus from Rev. Wright’s America-hating tirades to Rev. Wright’s over-the-top race baiting, because Obama can appeal to White Guilt on the racial issue, but not on hatred of the Nation that Obama is asking to make him its leader.

Don't fall for Obama's misdirection. Racial divisiveness is part of the problem with Rev. Wright, but the bigger question is, "why would a man who wants to be President of the United States maintain a decades-long close association with an foaming-at-the-mouth America-hater like Jeremiah Wright?"

In his speech, Obama effectively says, "the matter is closed, and anyone who continues talking about it is part of the problem, so everybody just shut up." Now that is audacious.


Posted by larry_naselli at 12:59 PM CDT
Updated: Tuesday, March 18, 2008 1:59 PM CDT
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Monday, March 17, 2008
Sleeping in Church?

Barrack Obama never heard his Pastor, Jeremiah Wright, frothing and fulminating against the U.S.A., and it is true that lots of people sleep in church, but having heard the fiery Rev. Wright, and the congregation going wild in response, you would have to believe that Obama is a singularly heavy sleeper.

It reminds me of an old Dick VanDyke Show episode in which Rob Petrie is suspected of committing a crime, and his alibi to the police detective is that he was at a movie, asleep. The incredulous detective wants to know which movie, and Rob answers, “The Guns of Navarrone.” More suspicious than ever, the detective demands rhetorically, “you slept through The Guns of Navarrone?”

I think voters could be excused for being similarly skeptical of Obama's plea of ignorance. The kindest interpretation we can grant Obama is that he is afflicted with an appalling lack of alertness. If you want to be President of the United States, not only do you need to answer the phone at 3:00 AM, you need to pay attention in Church.

 


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:54 AM CDT
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With Friends Like This...
Senator Obama, why were the people you go to church with CHEERING when Rev. Wright was spewing his vile anti-American racial paranoia?

Posted by larry_naselli at 11:37 AM CDT
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A Simple Question for the Senator

 

Senator Obama, would you classify your Pastor’s invectives against America as the words of a Patriot?


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:11 AM CDT
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Wednesday, March 5, 2008
His and Hers Shame

Barack Obama isn't doing a very good job of allaying the concerns about his attitude towards America, which were raised by his wife's confession that she has not been proud of the U.S.A. for the last quarter of a century.

Demonstrating that he conforms to every detail of Liberal orthodoxy, Obama indicated his thralldom to the opinions of Euro-elites, by vowing something to the effect that when he is President his policies will make it possible for an American traveling abroad to be proud to say, "I'm an American."

In other words, Obama thinks that, as of today, we cannot proudly declare ourselves Americans when in foreign lands. Maybe Mr. & Mrs. Obama and their friends are ashamed to let foreigners identify them with this greatest nation on God's green Earth, but I'm not, are you?


Posted by larry_naselli at 3:07 PM CST
Updated: Wednesday, March 5, 2008 3:08 PM CST
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Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Gravitas Anyone?

Have you heard any Drive-by Media types, reporting on Barack Obama's substance-free campaign for President of the United States, utter the word, "GRAVITAS"? I didn't think so.

Concerns about a lack of "gravitas" are reserved for a successful two-term Governor of one of the largest States in the Union, a successful entrepreneur in professional sports and the energy industry, a Harvard MBA, an insider in two presidential campaigns, and a confidant of a former President, Vice President and CIA Director, NOT for a first-term Senator with no legislation bearing his name, no private-sector accomplishments on his resume, and no significant policy idea that was not minted decades ago by LBJ or FDR.


Posted by larry_naselli at 9:47 AM CST
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008
WFB RIP

I heard on Laura Ingraham’s broadcast this morning that William F. Buckley, Jr. passed away. I am indebted to that great man, as are legions of Conservatives, for helping to teach me how to think clearly about Public Policy, and for improving my mind with his brilliant and delicious mastery of the English language. William F. Buckley Jr. helped me gain a great treasure in my life, namely the love of thinking.

He also helped me gain another greater treasure. Buckley’s unabashed testimony to his faith in Christ (along with Ronald Reagan’s testimony) helped pry open my mind to considering the Gospel, which I did not then take seriously. Knowing that no less an intellect than WFB confessed Jesus Christ, I could no longer summarily dismiss Christianity and the Bible, and began seeking the truth.

Thank you Mr. Buckley, RIP.


Posted by larry_naselli at 11:01 AM CST
Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2008 11:04 AM CST
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Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Texas Obamacans?

A few minutes ago Rush read a story from a Texas newspaper, which reported a supposed movement of Republican voters planning to take a Democrat ballot in the upcoming Texas Primary, and vote for Obama, in order to drive a stake through Hillary's heart.

Just as Gore 2000/DNC telemarketers prospected for complaints of vote fraud/ballot-confusion in Florida in 2000, then parlayed a handful of solicited complaints into a national “crisis’ of a “stolen election,” so the Texas “Republicans voting for Obama” news story may be a launching point for Hillary’s Convention appeal for uncommitted delegates, i.e. the vast right-wing conspiracy stole the nomination from me, by sending Republican voters into the Democrat Primary. A spiteful act of Republican Clinton-hatred – they couldn’t remove Bill from office, so they are corrupting the electoral process to deny Hillary the nomination, etc. etc…

It doesn’t matter whether wild-eyed delegates believe this line, or whether craven super-delegates choose to “believe” it as cover, in order to avoid having the Clintons fax the delegate’s FBI files to the Washington Post.

I may be guilty of wishful thinking, but surely experience has taught us never to accept a news story about the Clintons at face value.


Posted by larry_naselli at 1:33 PM CST
Updated: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 2:02 PM CST
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Thursday, February 21, 2008

The U.S. Navy scored a direct hit in a "live" test of U.S. Missile Defenses, shooting down a damaged American satellite in space.

It's almost enough to make Michelle Obama proud of America -- or maybe not; but it makes me proud of America, and particularly of a great American President.

This Saturday marks 25 years since President Ronald Reagan gave heartburn to the Soviet Politburo and Liberal Democrats alike, by calling for America to build the Strategic Defense Initiative.

Despite the Clinton Administration choke hold on funding, the ABM program has plodded forward, getting a huge boost in 2002, when President Bush scrapped the ABM Treaty with the non-existent USSR. Congratulations are due to President Bush for seeing this project through in the face of persistent opposition from the usual suspects. Last year the U.S. quietly began deploying operational Missile Defenses -- quietly not because the deployment was a secret, but because you could have heard a pin drop over the sound of news coverage of this momentous event.

Seeing Missile Defense becoming a reality (however slowly) adds to the stature of Ronald Reagan in the eyes of history. He was indeed a leader of singular vision.

Yes, we've come a long way since Liberals shrieked their self-contradictory complaints that SDI would never work, and that it would antagonize the Soviets. A long way since Teddy Kennedy lampooned SDI as "Star Wars."

As of this writing, no apology to Reagan has been issued from Hyannisport.


Posted by larry_naselli at 8:11 AM CST
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2008 9:29 AM CST
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Cutting Slack
We should cut a little slack to Michelle Obama for her recent not-proud-of-America remark. I'm thinking that a fair measure would be about the same amount of slack the Democrats cut George Allen for "Macaca."

Posted by larry_naselli at 6:57 AM CST
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2008 7:32 AM CST
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Wednesday, February 20, 2008
In Defense of Michelle Obama's Patriotism...sort of
I wonder if Michelle Obama's revelation of non-pride in America is the type of "patriotic" dissent that Hillary Clinton was so memorably screeching in defense of back in 2006.
 
Honestly, I don't think the Obamas are any less patriotic than any other dyed-in-the-wool Leftist who thinks America is part of the problem, rather than part of the solution. After all trying to measure which Leftist is less patriotic than the next gets into a sort of microscopic Xeno's Paradox that is impossible to follow with the naked eye; but what I'm trying to say is that the Obamas loathe America just about the same as any other Democrat Presidential Candidate, its just that Michelle and/or her speech writers got so carried away with Obamamania that they cast off caution, a potentially mortal sin for Democrats, whose success in nation-wide elections always depends on deceiving the American People in general, as to the candidate's true beliefs and agenda.
 
Obama is no exception, but in this case the "it-was-my-spouse-not-me" discount, along with the Affirmative Action discount, and the Liberal Media whitewash should contain the damage to merely a wake-up call to some Conservative Republicans who are casually considering sitting out a McCain -vs- anyone election.

Posted by larry_naselli at 4:34 PM CST
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Obama Faults Iraq War
I heard Barak Obama say that the U.S. invasion of Iraq has "fanned the flames of anti-Americanism." I must admit that it's a genuine change for a candidate to share so transparently the contents his pillow talk.

Posted by larry_naselli at 1:08 PM CST
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2008 7:32 AM CST
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Cancel that Dinner Party

Now that her husband is running for President, for the first time in her adult life Michelle Obama is proud of America. I’ve said on several occassions that Barak Obama is likeable man with a beautiful family, the kind of people I’d enjoy having dinner with. Well, cancel that dinner party. I can’t hold down my food in the company of America-loathing, self-consumed Leftist ideologues like Michelle Obama.

Why has Mrs. Obama waited until now to reveal her decades-long lack of pride in America? Since she is campaigning for her husband, wouldn’t it be an obvious question whether the candidate agrees with her view of America? Didn’t the voters of Illinois deserve to know, before casting their ballots, that a candidate for U.S. Senate was married to a woman who was not proud of their Country? Are there any other countries that the would-be First Lady has admired prior to this week? Which ones?

At this point, would it be a moot point to question Michelle Obama’s Patriotism?


Posted by larry_naselli at 12:58 PM CST
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2008 7:35 AM CST
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Thursday, February 14, 2008
Protest Vote Reveals the Heart of the Problem

For the record, I’ll vote for John McCain in November. I’ll learn to love him. It won’t be easy.

McCain has explained that he voted aginst the Bush tax cuts because Congress failed to cut spending, but that is precisely the problem with McCain and taxes: he does not understand pro-growth tax-cutting. If he did, he wouldn’t counter-balance cutting marginal income-tax rates and accelerating capital depreciation against spending cuts.

The simple fact is that the GOP did not have the political muscle to force both tax and spending cuts in 2003, so they chose pro-growth tax cuts. These tax cuts were highly effective at promoting economic growth, which increased tax revenues and reduced the federal budget deficit in each growth year. If the Congress had gone along with McCain on the Bush tax cuts, we would have neither enjoyed the economic growth of 2003-2007, nor reduced the budget deficit.

I’m as disgusted as anyone at the Republican Party’s abandonment of “limiting the size and scope of government” as a guiding principle, but I don’t believe I’m suffering from "McCain Derangement Syndrome” just because I refuse to recant the contention that McCain’s vote against President Bush’s tax cuts was not a Conservative position.

If The Gipper had taken the same “principled” stand as McCain did, refusing to cut taxes because Congress refused to cut spending, the Reagan tax cuts and all the good that resulted would have never happened. That's something that any Reagan Revolution “foot soldier” ought to understand.


Posted by larry_naselli at 3:44 PM CST
Updated: Thursday, February 21, 2008 7:36 AM CST
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