The latest insight into what we will get if The Obamanation is elected, Michelle Ob-livious said
“The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more.”
While that might sound like a good idea in the Peoples Republic of Hopeandchange, this is AMERICA. America, where we believe that everyone can have as much pie as they want, so long as they take responsibility for themselves and WORK for it. Guess what? I DON’T WANT socialized medicine. There is a reason we don’t have it: IT’S A HORRIBLE IDEA! Want to revamp education? PRIVATIZE IT. Private schools, like pretty much everything else subject to competitive pressure, do a better job than the government run schools. And for less money. So, maybe we can all have a piece of the pie we earned back.
And pardon me, but it doesn’t bother me that you had to pay back a huge debt from Harvard Law School. That’s what people do. Be happy that you had the OPPORTUNITY to go to one of the finest schools in the world. And instead of talking about taking people’s pie, maybe it is time you looked at how good you really have it here.
Hat tip Robb Allen and Breda
what an elitist snob Obama really is, maybe this quote in HuffPo will make it clear:
But the truth is, is that, our challenge is to get people persuaded that we can make progress when there’s not evidence of that in their daily lives. You go into some of these small towns in Pennsylvania, and like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton administration, and the Bush administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.
Yeah, obviously all of us that have faith, own guns, or feel that people should actually follow the law when they come into this country are just waiting for the government to come and save us, then we will see the Great Light. What pomposity. Could Barack and Michelle Obama be more out of touch with mainstream America? The America where some of us actually believe that WE bear responsibility for the majority of what happens to us. The America where we HAVE been proud of our country in the last 20 years. Or ALL of the last 20 years. The America where we don’t all have armed guards and some of us have to protect ourselves and our families, and have to take our own measures. The America where we (or our ancestors) came to this country, followed the law, LEARNED THE LANGUAGE, and became citizens. The America that was originally populated with people looking to practice the religion of their choice. The America where the majority still profess faith. Maybe John Edwards was right, maybe there are two Americas. Because this guy really doesn’t seem to be living in the same country I am.
Hat Tip: Michelle Malkin, Sebastian.
I said a couple weeks ago that McCain got it right on the sub-prime mortgage crisis. Well, according to the New York Times, he used the wiggle room I referenced in the last post.
Senator John McCain, who drew criticism last month after he warned against broad government action to solve the deepening mortgage crisis, pivoted Thursday and called for the government to help qualified homeowners with subprime mortgages refinance and get federally guaranteed 30-year mortgages.
“There is nothing more important than keeping alive the American dream to own your home, and priority number one is to keep well-meaning, deserving home owners who are facing foreclosure in their homes,” Mr. McCain said in Brooklyn, where he held a round-table discussion with small-business owners.
Mr. McCain, an Arizona Republican, said his plan would apply only to people who have subprime mortgages on their primary residences who could show that they would be able to meet the terms of a new, 30-year fixed-rate mortgage. He also called for the Department of Justice to investigate the lending industry.
So irresponsible people get bailed out on our dime again. Maybe we need to stop being responsible, then we could get bailed out to! FREE STUFF FROM THE GOVERNMENT (read taxpayers) FOR EVERYONE!
I knew it was too good to be true…
Hat tip: Michelle Malkin
The Hill reports on some of the disagreements John McCain has had with gun owners in the past, one of the largest being the McCain-Feingold bill, and the Regulation of the Sale of Private Property Law. It is interesting that the first objection brought up by the NRA in the article is not a Second Amendment issue, but rather a First Amendment one. McCain-Feingold has been widely criticized as an infringement on the freedom of speech.
Hat tip: Sebastian
The last Milwaukee Common Council meeting for Michael McGee was today. But he wasn’t there. Why? Because he is sitting in the Waukesha County Jail, awaiting charges ranging from public corruption, including extortion, to threatening to beat up or kill someone. Last I knew, they hadn’t even charged his with the whole two names and Social Security numbers thing. What makes this truly shameful is that he not only did not resign, but actually ran for office. And it doesn’t end there. He got the most votes in the primary! With a large number of people running, I suppose it isn’t too surprising, and he did only get about 30% of the vote, but with what was know, he shouldn’t have gotten 3%. However, he fortunately lost in a landslide in the general election. Good Bye, and good riddance.
More in the Milwaukee Journal.
Fairfax, VA -The California State Supreme Court has ruled that Proposition H, the draconian gun ban proposed by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors violates California law. This exhausts all possible avenues for appeal by the Board of Supervisors. Proposition H would ban the manufacture, distribution, sale and transfer of firearms and ammunition within San Francisco. The National Rifle Association was the lead organization fighting this ban.
San Francisco had tried to bypass California’s firearms preemption law, and has failed. This is an important precedent, firearms law preemption will be enforced in California.
Paul Helmke wrote an article claiming that gun control was a winning issue in this election. Someone ought to tell the candidates, because a quick check of their websites finds only one of the three lists it on their “issues” page. And that one is John McCain calling gun control a failure as a crime fighting tool. Barack Obama’s website talks on another page about “sensible gun control” but also says that Obama “… acknowledges ‘a tradition of gun ownership in this country that can be respected,’ and says that his academic studies convinced him gun ownership ‘is an individual right and not just the right of a militia.'” A press release on Hillary Clinton’s website bashes Obama’s history of supporting harsh gun control laws. Clearly, although both democrat candidates have a history of supporting gun control, they are not eager to bring it up, and are even downplaying it, especially in their official campaign materials. So while all the candidates may support some gun control as Helmke claims, (McCain supports “closing” Sale of private property “loophole”) the it is clear that none of them appear to think that anything more than that is a winning issue.
Sebastian covers some of the Pennsylvania politics covered in the article, I defer to his greater knowledge as a local.
Star Parker has an excellent article over at Townhall.com regarding racial politics in America.
Charlton Heston, Actor, social activist, and NRA past president passed away Saturday, 5 April, 2008. He was 84. Thank you for all you have done.
From the BBC. It now appears that caffeine can help to prevent dementia along with Alzheimer’s Disease. As a blogger and computer tech, this is indeed good news. Now, back to protecting my brain.
(Nod to Orin Kerr at The Volokh Conspiracy for the story)