Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Why I No Longer Support the War" (Guest Opinion)

A GUEST ARTICLE by Jocelyn Blease
(Jocelyn is an Internet friend of mine going back several years. She resides in New England and loves it!
In this article she speaks from her heart in a clear, articulate manner. No teleprompters were required.)
Over the course of the last 60 plus days, we have been treated to quite a show out of Washington, D.C. and none of it pretty and encouraging but most of it enlightening. We have buffoons and their jesters in charge of our government and try as the people might, these same buffoons and jesters have blinders on and no longer see the outrage of the American people.

That they salivate and slip on their own detritus clamoring to squeeze the very last breath out of common sense and common decency is becoming more than just a side show, it is the main event. That's too bad for the people, it's too bad for our form of government and it's too bad for the Nation as a whole.

Oh, yes, we've heard, false as it is, about how the poor the vast unwashed poor have suffered over the centuries of our Nation's existence and it's time to right the wrongs and set the records straight taking the ill gotten gains of hard working Americans who succeed and produce and give those rewards to the vast unwashed poor who have suffered over the centuries of our Nation's existence. That the exercise would be laudable if the circumstances were true is just a side show.

So, what we are treated to of late is the disassembling of not only the character of who we are as a Nation but the very fiber of what we as a Nation are made of, what we believe and how we get to where we want to go as a person, as a people and as a Nation.

The success of our Nation and the producers and the earners who create that success is being called into question world wide. That we have become a Nation of ideologues with no direction to succeed but to destroy is very clear to even the most blinded in our country and especially world wide. Because our success as a Nation is being called into question, we are about to lose our status as a solid investment for the future, our dollar which once was the currency the world used as a basis for valuing commodities world wide is being called into question and could very well change. Our banks are ridiculed and demoralized and 'scapegoated'.

And who suffers? The people and that includes the fake poor, the vast unwashed poor who have suffered over the centuries of our Nation's existence, that this government intends to raise up, not because they have earned the merit to be raised up by their own hard work and tenacity but on the backs of earners and producers. Unfortunately for this government those earners and producers aren't earning and producing.

What I've just rendered is the template for the insanity coming out of Washington, D.C. and this government. Now, lets expand on that insanity for just a bit.

So far, we've been talking about rights and monetary inconsistencies and a philosophy permeating Washington that is bogus, ridiculous and useful only in expanding government and nothing more. But underneath it all and hidden far away from sight is a War on Terror that we have been engaged in and the name of which we shall not be permitted to mention ever again.

That which we shall not be permitted to mention ever again involves the lives of our sons and daughters and fathers and mothers who answer the call of a Nation to serve.

If this government is so cavalier in its handling of the future of our children not born yet by saddling them with a debt they could never pay within their lifetimes, we should not expect an attitude and ideological mindset that is different for our children and our husbands and wives living and currently serving in our Military.

We no longer refer to the War on Terror as a war but some "Man made gibberish" according to the dictates of Napolitano, the Homeland Security Czar. We no longer refer to the enemy we are fighting as enemy combatants. We no longer have a clear and defining mission in Afghanistan but we are accelerating troop deployment. We are told that the same philosophy and tactics used in Iraq to win that war will be used in Afghanistan without taking into account that we are talking about two different types of countries, governments and people.

We are releasing prisoners from Guantanamo and relocating them to the United States and providing them shelter instead of repatriating them back to where they came from before they took up arms against our Military and against this Nation.

In less than three months in office, Obama has not become Jimmy Carter by using the same economic thinking he used. He has reached back even further to Lyndon B. Johnson and his template for redistributing wealth by tweaking the "Great Society" and "War on Poverty." Most importantly, however, Obama has reached back to Johnson's escalation of troops in Viet Nam with no mission philosophy behind them except the title of "advisor." Obama has Viet Namized the unnamed and unmentionable War on Terror. We are not going back to pre 9/10/1. We are going all the way back to 1965.

Therefore, I can no longer support the unnamed. That I will continue to support the men and women assigned to the nebulous task of advisor and training in Afghanistan during an unnamed exercise is without question. But I aggressively support their return home immediately.

The blood, sweat, tears and the very lives of our sons and daughters and husbands and wives are far too valuable for this government to squander as if they are nothing more than the pieces of silver already being thrown away.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More Discussion on the Henrietta Hughes Poverty Hoax

by jwright

My friend Tom Jobson wrote in today's Cadillac News chiding me and asking in essence if the source ( I posted for the Henrietta Hughes poverty hoax was verifiable.
Henrietta you may remember was the elderly black woman, allegedly poor and unemployed, who was sitting front center at a Fort Myers Florida town hall meeting that hosted President Obama. Henrietta gave a sterling performance in front of our president and live TV cameras as she pleaded for her own home so she could have a kitchen and a bathroom because she and her son were living in a pick-up truck.
Front row center was also where several supporters of Candidate Obama were seated at various campaign stops where they either fainted or swooned during his recitations from the teleprompters and were "rescued" by the alert candidate who just happened to have some bottled water handy enough to toss it down to them. All coincidences happening in real life, of that I'm certain.

But I digress. Moving along, I’d invite Tom Jobson to visit or any Internet search engine and read what they have to say beyond what I previously wrote and posted here on blogspot. Apparently Henrietta was or has been a successful real estate investor who became “homeless” when she quit claimed her property over to her son Corey. That information was also picked up by, another Internet web source in an article written by Rus Thompson on February 23 stating: “Just as I and so many others suspected, this poor woman was a plant. Either that or she is the dumbest real estate investor on the planet, but at the same time she blew all that cash? Shifted it all into her poor sons name.”

Thompson’s article furnishes recent property transactions of Henrietta. According to Lee County, Florida property records she signed a quit claim deed in 2006, giving total ownership of a $124,000 valued residential property to her son Corey Lamont. Redcounty Journalist Rus Thompson went on to say, “I would guess this is because the value of the property would affect SSDI benefits along with Medicare/Medicaid.”

Further research of property records found that Henrietta Hughes owned as many as three homes in recent years. Was she a plant; a shill? Was I being disengenious as my friend Tom suggested? Decide for yourself.

Henrietta Hughes was the story the Obama staffers wanted out in the public eye in order to push more social engineering legislation. The Mainstream Media bought Henrietta hook, line and sinker, UNTIL the truth came out. Then she became a non-story. How typical of the MSM and their intense task of carrying this administration's water. My post took on the media for being complicit in deceit.



Rus Thompson, source:

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Voter Outrage Has Its Place, Ignoring the Constitution? Never!

by jwright

American International Group, known familiarly as AIG, has generated some great headlines lately along with much self-rightous braggadocio emitting from many of our elected politicians in Washington, D.C. including our new president, Barack Obama. The latest brouhaha involving AIG stems from its paying out of $165 million in executive bonuses; bonuses that purportedly were part of previous contract agreements between AIG and some of their top level employees.

Politicians of all stripes in Washington, including many ordinary taxpayers who get their news spoon fed via the “main stream media,” became outraged. Sadly the outrage coming from Washington is a theatrical sham: the politicians knew about AIG’s proposed bonus payments weeks ago because it was written quite plainly in the “stimulus bill” signed earlier by nearly every elected Democrat in both legislative houses and enacted with President Obama’s signature.

Some of the politicians screaming the loudest are those who previously received huge sums of campaign cash from AIG before the economic collapse began, namely Senator Chris Dodd, D-CN. Now they are "outraged" at the behavior of one that has fed them.
Beyond that, others of the outraged legislators have proposed ill-considered legislation (Read: Illegal) seeking to force AIG employees who received the taxpayer bonus dollars to return it. I’d suggest the legislators read the U.S. Constitution first, beginning with this: A Bill of Attainder is an act of legislature declaring a person or group of persons guilty of some crime and punishing them without benefit of a trial. Bills of Attainder are forbidden by Article I, section 9, clause 3 of the U.S. Constitution.

Yet an outstate New York Democrat member of the U.S. House of Representatives is hell-bent on defying the Constitution. "I think its legal," she said. "Contracts get broken and rewritten all the time." Good grief! I have two questions: where do these people come from? Who elects them?

Voter outrage certainly has its place. Ignoring the Constituion is never acceptable.


PS- for more interesting info regarding AIG's generous contribution to candidate Obama's presidential campaign, visit the following link:

Friday, March 6, 2009

by jwright
If you currently have a 401-k investment, a mutual funds account, or any of dozens of other investments in our stock market, you are probably like many ordinary Americans; not filthy rich but at some point had some extra dollars to stash away beyond your annual budget requirements, maybe for your retirement years. If so, you are acutely aware that since November 4, the day when candidate Obama was elected to the highest office in the land, the value of the stock market and your investments have shrunk about 31% in value; or in total dollars, about $3-trillion dollars in lost investments.
President Obama recently sloughed off those stock market losses, likening them to a political “tracking poll” that fluctuates up and down. [In this case, it has all been down.] Those financial loses of yours mean nothing. In otherwords, your dollar investment is now worth about 69-cents. In order to counter that, the Obama White House is currently attacking radio personality Rush Limbaugh. Where are the adults?
So what is the newest, gimmicky, dishonest solution emitting from the Obama White House think tank? Instead of coming up with a feasible, workable plan to rescue our deteriorating banking system and possibly stop the downward slide of the markets, he’ s now blaming the nation’s ongoing financial problems on our inability to provide improvements to national health, education, and energy.
As veteran journalist Charles Krauthammer recently wrote: “Clever politics, but intellectually dishonest to the core. Health, education and energy -- worthy and weighty as they may be -- are not the cause of our financial collapse. And they are not the cure. The fraudulent claim that they are both cause and cure is the rhetorical device by which an ambitious president intends to enact the most radical agenda of social transformation seen in our lifetime.”
Candidate Obama campaigned on “Change.” I wonder now, after a mere six weeks since his inauguration, how many of the Obama faithful are experiencing buyers remorse?
Krauthammer Quote Source:
This from the Internet today:
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen 20 percent since President Obama took the oath of office.
Friday, March 06, 2009
The Dow Jones Industrial Average has fallen faster under President Obama than under any new president in at least 90 years, according to a review conducted by Bloomberg.Bloomberg reports that since Inauguration Day, the Dow has fallen 20 percent, leading at least one investor to dub this the "Obama bear market."
The Dow has also dropped 31 percent since Election Day.Despite a string of government bailout offers and Obama's advice earlier this week that Americans should be buying stock while shares are low, the Dow has continued to freefall.
Bloomberg reported that Obama is at risk of breaking a historical trend -- in which the Dow soars an average of close to 10 percent in the first year after a Democrat wins the presidency.
Business reacts to policy and you are seeing that reaction to the largest budget and government takeover of private industry in U.S. History. [Hello Socialism!]

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

More Hypocrisy from Our Liberal Media


Some homework may have been in order for the individual who wrote in the Cadillac News recently bemoaning the “plight” of Henrietta Hughes, the black, elderly alleged homeless, unemployed woman, who at a recent town hall meeting in Fort Myers Florida claimed to be living in her pick up truck with her son and asked President Obama for a house so she could have her own kitchen and bathroom.

Afterward, Chene Thompson, wife of Republican State Representative Nick Thompson stepped forward, “Basically, I offered Ms. Hughes and her son the opportunity to stay in my home rent free, for as long as they need to. I’m not a millionaire, I’m not rich, but this is what I can do for someone if they need it.” Some how the main stream media gave President Obama credit for this.

Then the truth came out. Henrietta Hughes is not the homeless disadvantaged person she claimed to be. And the media knows it, but instead of admitting that she was a mere shill for the Obama public relations team, they chose to ignore the facts.
The following, taken from ‘the’ web site makes it perfectly clear: “The hypocrisy of the liberal media speaks for itself. Henrietta has been shown to be a complete fraud and the media has silenced their praise. Do they point out their blunder? Do they admit that Obama staged a lie? Do any of them have the courage to admit their headlines were total distortions?
It hasn’t happened because they want you to forget. They know Obama lied. they lied. They know you know they lied. Sad isn’t it?”
It is sad. It’s more sad when good folks are duped into believing a lie. One staged for political advantage.