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We want our country back! Yes we do!

Okay.  I heard someone say again today that he had NEVER heard  “Take our country back” until now as if the words were coined by Sarah Palin and the Tea Party movement, and coined especially as some code words from some “darker side” to heap persecution upon our poor Obama (you know, the same Obama who rode in on a white horse or more like a white unicorn with the complete support and assistance of media, with almost no experience and even less vetting,  with great ease and, yes, the support of the majority of the American people seeing as how he was elected.)

Well, I know I have heard those words before, so in just a few short minutes I came up with numerous times the words were used before Obama even came on the national scene.  There are many, many more, but the links below will provide a little perspective.  So as to quote the famous well-loved phrase, last heard from the mouth of MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell “you are not entitled to your own facts.”

http://www.amazon.com/You-Have-Power-Country-Democracy/dp/0743270134 howard dean

http://www.amazon.com/How-Overthrow-Arianna-Huffington/dp/0060988312 Arianna Huffington

http://excaliburbooks.com/Articles/Papers/patriotism.html

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article14509.htm’http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article4493.htm

http://www.democracycellproject.net/blog/archives/2006/03/how_to_take_bac_2.html

http://www.hermes-press.com/pollindex.htm

And my favorites below:

“My name is Maxine Waters.  You are the true patriots and you have come to take your country…..”

So, yes, we want our country back, we sure do.

Posted:  09.29.10

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Some praise for President Bush

The Ft. Hood massacre just keeps unfolding in layers, more facts coming out each day and revealing the hearts of grieving Americans as the reality of it really hits us. Today, I was reading this touching post about the 14th victim, and I had not looked at it like this concerning the unborn child that was also killed by Monster Hasan.

While following some links related to the post, I came across this amazing, amazing article about President Bush and Laura and their private visit to Ft. Hood to offer comfort in the midst of this horrific event. It’s been almost a week now, and I think each day another layer is exposed in me as I move from one emotion to another, because honestly it was so hard to believe it was for real, it is taking a while to sink in. I’ve been shocked, numb, angry, and sad, and most of all outraged.

Some Hillary supporters here have expressed their admiration for what President Bush did for the country and for the devastated soldiers and their families at Ft. Hood. Here’s an excerpt and a link.

“”If you have been reading us for any length of time, you know that we used to make fun of “Dubya” nearly every day…parroting the same comedic bits we heard in our Democrat circles, where Bush is still, to this day, lampooned as a chimp, a bumbling idiot, and a poor, clumsy public speaker.

[…..]

…..we will always be grateful for what George and Laura Bush did this week, with no media attention,when they very quietly went to Ft. Hood and met personally with the families of the victims of this terrorist attack.

[…..]

The Bushes went and met privately with these families for HOURS, hugging them, holding them, comforting them.

If there are any of you out there with any connection at all to the Bushes, we implore you to give them our thanks…you tell them that a bunch of gay Hillary guys in Boystown, Chicago were wrong about the Bushes…and are deeply, deeply sorry for any jokes we told about them in the past, any bad thoughts we had about these good, good people.””

See the entire post here.  Don’t miss the comments and the Halloween 2009 post.It makes me proud to be an American and so happy to see some genuine bipartisanship, because after all, when push comes to shove, we are “One nation, under God,  indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

Posted: 11.12.09

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Malik Hasan should get no sympathy for murdering U. S. soldiers

There is a lot of discussion about what motivated Hasan in his horrific actions  But…..

Let’s just say that Major Malik Hasan was not a devout Muslim.

Let’s just say he didn’t attend mosque with two of the 9/11 terrorists.

Let’s just say he did not make postings trying to justify Muslim suicide bombings or that he did not consider U. S. forces at war with Islam.

Let’s just say that he didn’t shout “Allahu Akbur” before he began shooting.

Let’s just say that he didn’t tell a neighbor that morning that he was going “to do good work for God,” before he left for work, as was reported by the Washington Post.

All these things most certainly add up to a very good case that he is or was an Islamic terrorist, motivated by his religion and hatred, and that he probably should have been discharged from the Army long ago, but maybe they didn’t want to jump to any conclusions due to his minority status, wanting to give him every chance known to man.  Indeed, if there are those who desire to pity him after he massacred his fellow soldiers, why would these same people not have heaped condemnation of anyone who would have wanted to discharge him.  Lord knows, we wouldn’t want to jump to any conclusions.

But we don’t even have to go there.

Because these things we know without a doubt:

That he was a Major in the U. S. Army, having sworn allegiance to the U. S. Constitution and outranking about 90 percent of soldiers.

That he was a psychiatrist with medical training provided by the military, making him more educated than most and certainly not financially destitute.

That he has a desk job, never seeing any combat.

That he walked into a space filled with fellow soldiers who were unarmed and sitting ducks, in a medical facility on a military base on U. S. soil and fired off I think it was 20 rounds from two weapons, one a pistol and another a semi-automatic pistol, killing 13 and wounding 29 (his own personal weapons).

This makes him a coward.  This makes him a traitor.  This makes him a monster.  And in my mind anybody who wants to try to excuse or minimize his actions are also traitors to this country.

We need to find out if this was a terrorist act, but by damn we don’t need to know that for sure to condemn without equivocation the actions of this lowest of low life, and that goes for all the poor lil Dr. Hasan BS I keep hearing from the dishonest and corrupt media.  We don’t have to jump to any conclusions either to know that he slaughtered U. S. troops and for that he is an enemy of the United States of America and I expect the president to say so.

Posted:  11.08.09

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“Dragnet” guys give Obama a little civics lesson

Did they teach American history in Indonesia?

This is great:

Could they have articulated their words any better?  🙂

Obama may be an American Idol but he ain’t much of an American! (Straight from the mouth of a bible clinging, gun totin’, member of the “mob.”)

Posted:  09.05.09

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Whitney Houston Sings the National Anthem

Whitney sang the right song, unlike Rene Marie, who chose to sing the Black National Anthem when asked to sing the National Anthem.

Patriotism has been “corrupted by misuse”, says Daniel Schorr of NPR.  And so he wants “politicians and their surrogates to ‘declare a moratorium on references to patriotism’.” 

http://michellemalkin.com/2008/07/03/npr-journo-suggests-politicians-quit-using-the-p-word/

Makes you want to refer to patriotism every other word, doesn’t it?  I’m going to have to make a new category for it. 

And God Bless America!

Posted:  07-04-08

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Breaking Down Obama’s “Patriot” Speech

Here I go — criticizing Obama’s patriot speech. 

First thing that caught my ear was: “On a spring morning in April of 1775, a simple band of colonists – farmers and merchants, blacksmiths and printers, men and boys – left their homes and families in Lexington and Concord to take up arms against the tyranny of an Empire…… And yet they took that chance.  They did so not on behalf of a particular tribe or lineage, but on behalf of a larger idea.”  

I know it’s a small thing, just words, but when is the last time you heard of the early colonists referred to as “a  band” or a “tribe” or “lineage”?  This is just so bizarre.  

And this statement:  “So let me say this at  the outset of my remarks.  I will never question the patriotism of others in this campaign.  And I will not stand idly by when I hear others question mine.” 

 Well, whoop-de-do.  He doesn’t get to decide if and when anybody questions his patriotism.   I think he is saying just that, don’t question me, period.  

Then he goes on to invoke the names of Thomas  Jefferson, John Adams, Franklin Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln as being examples of “greater men” than him having their patriotism questioned.  One point, he is not president yet — the country is trying to decide if he should or should not be.  All questions concerning him are on the table. 

And, of course , he brings up the civil rights movement, counter-culture of the sixties.  I’m sick to the bone of hearing about the civil rights movement.  That’s just me.  Enough.  Was that the same time period his buddy Ayers was setting off bombs?  I’m just asking.

Dissent does not make one unpatriotic.”  Right.   And I dissent to the nomination and certainly the election of Barack Obama. 

Sitting on his grandfather’s shoulders watching the astronauts come to shore in Hawaii.  Yep, that’s right, nothing wrong with Hawaii but it’s not the mainland USA. “I remember, when living for four years in Indonesia as a child, listening to my mother reading me the first lines of the Declaration of Independence.” 

Surely we are not expected to believe that.  But he is weaving some truth in there.  Does it matter he did not come to the mainland until he was in his twenties?  And almost the first thing he did was hook up with Jeremiah Wright and Trinity church.  It matters to me. 

“As I got older, that gut instinct – that America is the greatest country on earth – would survive my growing awareness of our nation’s imperfections: it’s ongoing racial strife; the perversion of our political system laid bare during the Watergate hearings; the wrenching poverty of the Mississippi Delta and the hills of Appalachia.”

And he says: 

It is why, for me, patriotism is always more than just loyalty to a place on a map or a certain kind of people.  But when our laws, our leaders or our government are out of alignment with our ideals, then the dissent of ordinary Americans may prove to be one of the truest expression of patriotism.”  

Well, let me say this — My loyalty certainly IS TO A CERTAIN PLACE ON A MAP.  America!

He goes on:  “We must remember, though, that true patriotism cannot be forced or legislated with a mere set of government programs.  Instead, it must reside in the hearts of our people, and cultivated in the heart of our culture, and nurtured in the hearts of our children.”

 (Yeah, like the sermons of Jeremiah Wright — I’m sure they really nurtured patiotism in the hearts of the children.  Right.  (As in – The United States goverment injected AIDS in people and participated in terrorism like that of al Quada, just under a different flag.  And how rich white people are the cause of any and everything that has gone wrong in the world.)  Yeah, right.

And he goes on to say – “Too many children are ignorant of the sheer effort, the risks and sacrifices made by previous generations, to ensure that this country survived war and depression; through the great struggles for civil, and social, and worker’s rights.

“It is up to us, then, to teach them.  It is up to us to teach them that even though we have faced great challenges and made our share of mistakes, we have always been able to come together and make this nation stronger, and more prosperous, and more united, and more just.”  

Well, give Jeremiah Wright and Pfleger a big gold star for that one!  Not.  

 More – “It is up to us to teach them that America has been a force for good in the world, and that other nations and other people have looked to us as the last, best hope of Earth.”  

Well, yes, it is but all I heard was the opposite coming from the Trinity United Church’s pulpit  and that is a big deal to me and lots of others as well.

And, oh, Lord, here we go again, he invokes the names of George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin Roosevelt, and the  “most famous son of Independence, Harry S. Truman”,  (D) who dropped the atom bomb on Japan.  Rightly or wrongly.

“That is why our heart swells with pride at the sight of our flag; why we shed a tear as the lonely notes of Taps sound.”

And ending with :

“That is the liberty we defend – the liberty of each of us to pursue our own dreams.  That is the equality we seek – not an equality of results, but the chance of every single one of us to make it if we try.  That is the community we strive to build – one in which we trust in this sometimes messy democracy of ours, one in which we continue to insist that there is nothing we cannot do when we put our mind to it, one in which we see ourselves as part of a larger story, our own fates wrapped up in the fates of those who share allegiance to America’s happy and singular creed.

“Thank you, God Bless you, and may God Bless the United States of America.”

 http://www.stltoday.com/blogzone/political-fix/political-fix/2008/06/text-of-obamas-speech-from-independence/

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