*(old nfo)


Courage does not always shout . . . Sometimes it is a very quiet voice at the end of the day saying . . . I will try again tomorrow.

Rev 22:20 "Amen. Come, Lord Jesus!"

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Barack Hussein Obama—Racist-in-Chief

On the way home from work last night I turned on the radio and listened to Neal Boortz reading this, while frothing at the mouth. By the time I got home I, too was frothing at the mouth and muttering imprecations that cannot be repeated here. I don’t know the source and I’d like to give credit to the author. Unfortunately I don’t know either one. I Googled it as soon as I got home and came up with it on AOL Messageboards. Here it is in its entirety, as posted on the messageboard:

“The Obama administration, already under fire for unprecedented allegations of racial bias, faces a new bias claim from a most unlikely source: one of the administration's own inspectors general.

Decisions on which car dealerships to close as part of the auto industry bailout -- closures the Obama administration forced on General Motors and Chrysler -- were based in part on race and gender, according to a report by Troubled Asset Relief Program Special Inspector General Neal M. Barofsky.

Dealerships were retained because they were recently appointed, were key wholesale parts dealers, or were minority-or woman-owned dealerships. [Emphasis added.]

Thus, to meet numbers forced on them by the Obama administration, General Motors and Chrysler were forced to shutter other, potentially more viable, dealerships. The livelihood of potentially tens of thousands of families was thus eliminated simply because their dealerships were not minority- or woman-owned.

As has been widely reported, the Inspector General's study skewered the Obama Gang for strong-arming the companies into closing 2,000 dealerships, costing an estimated 100,000 people their jobs during a recession.

But the news media has ignored key elements of Barofsky's report -- elements that are far more damaging, if possible, to Obama. As we reported earlier in the week, a top Obama official, manufacturing czar and "Auto Team" leader Ron Bloom admitted that the dealerships could have been kept open, saving those jobs, "but that doing so would have been inconsistent with the President's mandate for 'shared sacrifice.'"

Barofsky says the administration insisted on the closings even though a GM official told him that GM would usually save 'not one damn cent' by closing any particular dealership. ... Furthermore, a GM official stated that removing a dealership from the network does not save money for GM -- it might even cost GM money-and that savings cannot be attributed or assigned to any one dealership.

And a reading of the IG's study makes plain that some dealership closings forced by the administration were based largely on politics.

The report is highly critical of how dealerships were selected for closure, or termination. Barofsky notes that experts said that while metro areas were oversaturated with GM and Chrysler dealerships and reductions were needed in these areas, this was not the case in rural areas where GM and Chrysler had an advantage over their import competitors. [...]

Although sales volume in small towns may be lower, the cost of operating dealerships in small towns is lower as well. In addition, closing dealerships in small towns could ruin the "historic relationship" that GM has had with residents in small towns and force buyers to drive to metro areas, where there are more competitors. In the worst case, the loss of market share in small and medium-sized markets could "jeopardize the return to profitability" for GM and Chrysler, the (the Center for Automotive Research) representative said. Representatives from the National Automobile Dealers Association also concurred that dealership terminations would cause GM and Chrysler to lose market share in rural areas. [Emphasis added.]

Nevertheless, as Barofsky notes, "ultimately close to half of all of the GM dealerships identified for termination were in rural areas."

That is where raw, hard, sewage-filled Chicago politics came into play.

Records indicate that in 2008, Obama lost the vote totals in the nation's 1,300 rural counties by nearly 80%. The Obama administration's insistence on radical numbers of closures ended up shuttering dealerships in those rural areas disproportionately, while dealerships and jobs in metro areas -- Obama's geographical base -- were left open.

Additionally, it has been widely theorized that dealers targeted for closure as a result of Obama's interference were predominantly those who donated campaign contributions to Republicans. Although evidence to date is largely anecdotal, given what we've already reported about the Obama administration's handling of the auto bailout, such speculation does have considerable grounds for support.

While that last point is leaves room for debate, the details contained in the Barofsky report are not. As Barofsky points out, the Obama administration was given an advance copy, and "Treasury [the Obama Treasury Department] might not agree with how the audit's conclusions portray the Auto Team's decision making or with the lessons that SIGTARP has drawn from those facts, but it should be made clear that Treasury has not challenged the essential underlying facts upon which those conclusions are based."

Included among those undisputed facts:

-Dealerships were retained because they were ... minority-or woman-owned dealerships";

-Thousands of jobs were lost, unnecessarily, due specifically to Obama's "mandate for shared sacrifice";

-A disproportionate number of Obama-forced closings were of rural dealerships, in areas unfriendly to Obama, even though such closures could "jeopardize the return to profitability" for GM and Chrysler.

The media, of course, remain mute about these serious allegations in the Barofsky report. They have limited their coverage to the job loss numbers and tried to place the blame on Treasury Secretary Turbo-Tax Tim Geithner.

For now.

Before long, we'll be reading that it was somehow Bush's fault.”

Keep in mind this was early on, within months after the oath of office. We watched it transpire, while the media skirted around the real truth—no surprise there. The media will continue to ignore every vile, underhanded act committed by Obama and his despicable administration, up to and including the (attempted) shutdown of talk radio and the (attempted) confiscation of our guns. Excuse me, but did our forefathers let matters get this far out of hand before they asserted themselves? We have pinned all of our hopes and dreams on the upcoming election. I pray that our dreams come to fruition concerning this. If not, I believe much stronger measures must be taken or we will succumb to a fate we cannot even imagine.



Tuesday, July 20, 2010

God Save America

Dr. Michael Youssef of Leading the Way is conducting a ministry dedicated to daily prayer of thousands of people for God to save the United States from tyrants and those who would destroy her. This is not to take the place of the fervent prayers we’ve been offering. It’s simply a focus on daily prayer between July 4th and November 2nd for an awakening in America. It’s not too late to sign up. You’ll receive a journal that will guide you in this endeavor as well as encouragement from Michael and the knowledge that tens of thousands are out there joining with you in imploring God to help us take back our country. Please join him, and me, in this desperate time, before we lose all that our forefathers died for. If you have any question about what those men did go to Charters of Freedom and read a little—or a lot.

Thank you


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Two More Morons

Not all verifiable dunderheads reside on U.S. soil. I found this yesterday, by Niall O'Dowd, and thought I'd share it with the world.

"Thank goodness for good journalism." ??????? My Aunt Fanny!When you consider his source (Dana Milbank) it will become clear just where this Irish upstart O'Dowd is coming from. Sitting too close to the Blarney Stone, no doubt.

So you won't all have apoplexy, read this from "Don't Press 'One' for English" and be encouraged.

It seems truth is something to be shunned at the Washington Post, and Irish Central as well. Here's another piece of news for your perusal.

I wonder if either Milbank or O'Dowd could find Arizona on a map.



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

The Battle Hymn of the Republic

The Battle Hymn of the Republic started out as a hymn, a camp song, then a marching song sung by Union soldiers. The tune was written by William Steffe in the mid 1850’s, and the lyrics were:

Say brothers, will you meet us?
Say brothers, will you meet us?
Say brothers, will you meet us?
On Canaan's happy shore?

Glory, glory hallelujah!
Glory, glory hallelujah!
Glory, glory hallelujah!
For ever, evermore!

It was quickly adopted by blacks and abolitionists after the dramatic insurrection at Harper’s Ferry in 1859, and the resulting trial and execution of its leader, John Brown.

John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave,
John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave,
John Brown's body lies a-mouldering in the grave,
His soul is marching on!

In 1861, social activist and Christian, Mrs. Julia Ward Howe witnessed a skirmish between Union and Confederate troops while visiting a Union camp near Washington DC. These are her words following the encounter:

“I awoke in the grey of the morning, and as I lay waiting for dawn, the long lines of the desired poem began to entwine themselves in my mind, and I said to myself, “I must get up and write these verses, lest I fall asleep and forget them!” So I sprang out of bed and in the dimness found an old stump of a pen, which I remembered using the day before. I scrawled the verses almost without looking at the paper.”

It was published in the Atlantic Monthly and sung at the funerals of Winston Churchill, Senator Robert Kennedy, and Presidents Ronald Reagan and Richard Nixon. It has become one of the most beloved hymns of America.

The Battle Hymn of the Republic – Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His day is marching on.

I have read a fiery Gospel writ in burnished rows of steel;
“As ye deal with My contemners, so with you My grace shall deal”;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with His heel,
Since God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Since God is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet;
Our God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us [die] to make men free;
While God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! While God is marching on.

He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty, He is honor to the brave;
So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of wrong His slave,
Our God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

We sang it in church Sunday and for some reason the song leader, who emigrated here from Ukraine when he was a child, left out the fifth verse. I can forgive him, as English is his second language. I would not understand if an American-born citizen did that. It’s the pivotal verse. The fact that pragmatists and not Christians have changed the word “die” to live” in the third line is far less forgivable. But I’m just a fussy old lady. What do I know? I know this: I will die to save this country if it comes to that. Am I being too melodramatic? In view of the events of the past eighteen months, I don’t think so.

God save America.



Saturday, July 3, 2010

Junk Panic!

Today I was Googling the achievements of our pino (president in name only) with a completely open mind. I stumbled across an article in Esquire, which should tell you a lot. After reading a stellar effort by a progressive—or was he Marxist?—I reached a not-so-original conclusion: they are incapable of pointing out even one weakness or flaw in the present leader of the freak show without somehow dragging George W. Bush into it. I soon grew weary of the Obama-Bush act so I drifted on over to American Thinker where I found this article by Hoss Varad. Revisiting Cloward-Piven always gives me a reason to believe we’re doomed so I didn’t linger over the article. Instead I clicked on the link to Mr. Varad’s blog, Junk Panic! It’s well worth looking at if you need to have a grin on this rainy Independence Day weekend. How many still call it Independence Day? Has it been banned yet?

I’m really jealous of the guy who dreamed up Obama: One Big-Ass Mistake, America as his username.

Have a wonderful weekend, keeping in mind that it may be one of our last celebrations where we're allowed to remember our founding fathers and what they stood for.



P.S. Don’t drink any Kool Aid.