Lindy’s Blog: Where Mom is Always Right

June 29, 2009

So let me get this straight…

Filed under: Iran,politics — by lindyborer @ 9:49 am
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President Obama is capable of “not meddling” in Iran, in not even voicing support for the Iranian people who are fighting for democracy against an evil, authoritarian, and brutal regime, but he does feel compelled to “meddle” in support of Honduras’ ousted Chavez-goon, Zelaya? 

Something doesn’t compute.  Other than that Obama can’t seem to help himself when it comes to supporting tin-pot authoritarian dictators over freedom-fighters with a sharp, frequent, and precise consistency.  Huh.  Don’t that beat all?

Sorry, Brent, it’s all I can muster for the moment.

June 26, 2009

“The regime before which Obama grovels”

Filed under: politics — by lindyborer @ 10:06 am
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Melanie Phillips:  “It would be laughable were it not so serious that such a clown is in the White House, and at such a time.”

And from Forbes’ Anne Bayefsky:

‘Shouldn’t the present regime know that there are consequences?’ He answered: ‘We don’t yet know how this is going to play out.’ This is a man who embodies the opposite of the courage to act. His appalling ignorance of history prompted him to claim at his press conference that ‘the Iranian people … aren’t paying a lot of attention to what’s being said … here.’ On the contrary, from their jail cells in the Gulag, Soviet dissidents took heart from what was being said here–as all dissidents dream that the leader of the free world will be prepared to speak and act in their defense. The president’s storyline that we don’t know what has transpired in Iran is an insult to the intelligence of both Americans and Iranians.

Instead of denouncing the fake election, President Obama now tells Iranians who are dying for the real thing ‘the United States respects the sovereignty of the Islamic Republic of Iran.’ Whose sovereignty is that? The Hobbesian sovereign thugs running the place? Sovereignty to do what? To deny rights and freedoms to their own people? In a state so bereft of minimal protections for human dignity, why should the sovereignty of such a government be paramount?

To have in office a man so utterly lacking in knowledge of the basic principles of the basic fiber of America is a shame and an embarrassment.  He is leading us into ruin at breakneck speed, and he couldn’t care less about the Iranian people fighting for their freedom. 

June 19, 2009

Enough’s enough

Filed under: conservatism,politics — by lindyborer @ 7:48 am
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Sorry for the sparse blogging of late.  Suddenly summer has sprung into action, and between being outside with my gardens, kids’ activities, weddings, and life in general, and a sudden hearkening back to the sleeping in summer days of my adolescence, blogging has taken a vacation, too.

Not that there’s nothing about which to write; on the contrary.  The Iranian sham election and Obama’s silence on it (as Rep. Pences said, “Reagan didn’t tell Gorbechov, “That wall is none of our business,”) the ever-rising unemployment rate, the still-spiraling economy (despite the stimulus),Obama’s Chicago thug politics shining through in his unjust firing of Americorp IG Walpin, and the state-run media’s upcoming ABC propaganda spot pushing Obamacare.  This last is particularly amazing.

ABC, now known as the “All Barack Channel,” is set to run an hour-long primetime special pushing Obama’s government-run healthcare scheme.  And no, there will be no opposing voices allowed.  Bye-bye to the old golden rule of objective journalism: Always present two sides to the story.  That is not important any longer. 

Again, all this goes back to the main principle of liberty:  If the govt. has too much power, then freedom is diminished.  There are some people out there who have the opinion that Americans will trade their liberties in order to be taken care of (not actually, by the way, no govt. can do that).  But that they will willingly forego individual liberty on the promise of govt.-granted security.  I still have faith, though, that the majority of Americans still feel the life-blood of freedom coursing through their veins, fought for and won by our predeccesors, and that the insidious nature of Obama’s quest for authoritarianism and total control will become too much for them to bear willingly. 

People all across America are waking up.  They see their freedoms being encroached upon, they see their children and grandchildrens’ futures being spent into oblivion, they see the unustainable spending going on and the wasting of their tax dollars, and they’re reaching their tipping point. 

More later…

June 15, 2009

Proof that Palin’s got it

Filed under: politics,Sarah Palin,the Left — by lindyborer @ 7:59 am
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Some might say that the author of this article is going out on a limb.  I really don’t think he is.  He is right on.  Here is a portion of Valentine’s article, Sarah Palin, the 21st Century “It” Girl, from American Thinker: 

The landscape is now quite different.  There are tens of millions of people who never voted for Obama, telling their friends “don’t blame me.”  There is a growing number who did vote for Obama who have lost their jobs at car dealerships, who have not found work yet even after the massive spending, and there are those who just say “…this is not the change I had in mind.”

Some thought McCain would be the anti-charisma candidate against the charisma candidate and that would work.  Now we may be lining up for the common sense charisma campaign against the nonsense charisma.

The left is telling us something and they are the experts.  They are telling us not to make Palin the conservative candidate because if we do, it will be humiliating.  I agree with them and I take them at their word. 

It will be the undoing of Obama, and it may be overwhelming.

Something that one can usually bank on is that when the Left goes into full attack mode, it means that the person they’re attacking is effective.  Sarah Palin scares the pants off the Left.  She does have charisma, she does draw a crowd, and once they’re there, she gives it to them straight.  Common sense from a politician:  a sorely lacking quality most of the time.  She has dealt with more than many could handle the past nine months, and dealt amazingly well.  Especially given the low-down, dirty, slimy attacks on her own children, which she has handled with class.  (Trust me, if people went after my kids even half as bad as they’ve gone after hers, I’d probably be in prison or something.)

She’s got it, she’s got the moxie to say it, and she’s one of the few doing it.  She’s out making Obama look bad, and the attack-dog media is doing everything they can to destroy her.  Something tells me she’ll be all right.

**Something else that Sarah Palin brings out in the Left is their complete misogyny.   An attractive, smart woman can only be political if she is liberal; otherwise she is “a traitor to her own kind,” brainwashed, self-hating, or worse.  Just as black men and women cannot be conservative for the same reasons in the eyes of the Left.  She is bringing out the truth behind liberalism:  It’s all about identity politics, not the potential of each and every individual.  A good example of this dirty little secret being exposed was NOW’s attacks on Palin for being everything they ever wanted for womenkind.  She should have been their poster woman–except she was pro-life, and conservative.

June 10, 2009

Jobs, jobs, jobs

The unemployment rate in this country now stands at 9.4%.  This is the sole result of Obama’s failed stimulus boondoggle.  Hopenchange is beginning to wear thin, even for his supporters.  It’s hard to care about “fairness” when you can’t find a job and provide for your family.  Obama is in the process of destroying the US economy and the private sector. 

As for continuing to try to blame his predecessor?  That crutch is rapidly disappearing.  Ed Morrissey writes (my emphases):

Even if we wildly disagree on economics, we agree that Obama will own this unemployment cycle, and soon.  The 10% mark is a psychological barrier that Obama simply cannot avoid.  Even without it, blaming Bush has a shelf life whose expiration date is rapidly approaching.  Bush didn’t spend trillions of dollars in 2009 and promise that it would create “or save” jobs.  Voters will get tired of hearing how many jobs Obama thinks he’s “saved” while unemployment continues to rise.

Obama has been in charge for almost five months and got every single bit of economic policy he wanted from Congress.  If the economy remains mired and debt keeps skyrocketing, people will start to ask what they got for all of their great-grandchildren’s money.  Even a Party of No will look pretty good in comparison under those conditions, and perhaps especially so.

Meanwhile, an insidious little thing known as “Cap and Trade” will result in even more jobs lost, with skyrocketing taxes as well.  And this tax will affect anyone who uses energy.  Which, yes, would be everyone.  Hell, we exhale CO2.  When are they going to start taxing breathing?  (And I’m only halfway joking, here.) 

A YouTube video is sometimes worth a thousand explanations:

Obama on Cap and Trade, in his own words:

Obama’s stimulus and jobs lost visualization:

In this vein, Iowahawk’s latest is in response to the recent LA Times article about “funemployment.”  It just keeps getting better the longer you read it:  Hot New Trend: Carefree Hipsters Go For Funemployment, Starve-cation

June 9, 2009

“willing suspension of disbelief,” it’s called

Filed under: economy,politics,tax and spend,the Left — by lindyborer @ 2:19 pm
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Right here:

For maximum puke factor, don’t miss Bryan Williams bow to Obama at the end. 

Wow.

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June 3, 2009

300, de Tocqueville, and Obama

This is why conservatives are so damn “mean”.  (Now, if only we had a Gerard Butler/Leonidas.)

Spartans, we are.

Filed under: abortion — by lindyborer @ 10:34 am
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Substitute “deformed” with “inconvenient.”

Thoughts from an ex-fetus

“I don’t particularly mind abortion on demand; I mind only the arguments used to support it.”

June 2, 2009

This, that, and the other

Some links that have gotten my attention:

Caution: Bloody Century Ahead  Not for the faint of heart. I keep trying to disagree with Patterson, but…I…just…can’t.

Late-term abortionist George Tiller’s shooting death is a travesty, and his shooter most definitely qualifies as a domestic terrorist.  No matter how deplorable I found Dr. Tiller’s actions, to fight the anti-life agenda by taking life is wrong and deplorable. 

Obama has meanwhile assigned other abortionists police protection.   One wonders whether or not he has assigned the same protections to military recruiters, in light of the recent shooting death of one in Arkansas by a militant muslim.  Probably not.  (And does anyone remember the name William Ayers, the president’s favorite domestic terrorist?)  From Malkin:  Obama condemns Muslim attack on Arkansas Army Recruiters…not 

Every single pro-life organization has condemned Tiller’s shooting death, but the blame game is on.  Many are blaming Bill O’Reilly for his honest and brave reporting on Tiller and his practice:

Kudos to O’Reilly.  Without a doubt, any attempt henceforth to report upon and instruct people about the horrors of abortion will be deemed incitements to violence.  We must resist this full-on.  Women have the right to full knowlege about this horrific practice.  Reporting on it is necessary and must continue. 

And this article from American Thinker:

Do Liberals Crave A Master?   It’s almost like many people, even if it’s not overt, do need someone to tell them what to do.  Many conservatives/individualists like me often wonder why so many people not only accept but seemingly invite a person or group of persons (aka the government) to impose their agendas upon them.  I still maintain that the individual and the individual’s freedoms are to be protected, first and foremost.  A whole lot of people are seemingly content to kiss their individual freedoms goodbye in the name of “fairness,” or whatever.  This article presents a possible diagnosis.

To whet your appetite: 

Contemporary liberals, having abandoned the belief in God-given inalienable rights, masochistically crave a worldly master. This master is a sadistic god-substitute who will provide the stern discipline needed to force economic equality and “fairness” by requiring painful sacrifices and bestowing government-created rights onto obedient and acquiescent groups of left-leaning masochists. 

It’s really interesting.

And I stumbled across this as well.  I don’t know anything about the person or group that created this, but I just thought it was thought-provoking.

One way to answer an atheist:

Turning our kids into mini-informants? Priceless.

Filed under: environment,politics — by lindyborer @ 3:04 pm
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What a crazy damn world we live in, am I right? 

Okay, I read in National Review a little blurb about this Mastercard commercial:

Jonah Goldberg opines:

There are two kinds of folks in this world:  those who find this sort of thing creepy, and pod people.  Okay, maybe that’s a bit too strong.  But how anyone could fail fo find this commercial one of the more disturbing convergences of corporate power, advertising, and progressive groupthink is beyond me.

I find it creepy, too, and my husband, who generally occupies his brain with farming, was so disturbed by it that he actually brought it up to me over dinner today.  There’s just something quite asinine about recruiting children to inform–and then inform upon–their parents.  And in our current political climate, and our rapid spiral into socialism, such things are doubly revolting.   

Now before any enviro-wackos bombard me with hate comments, let me be clear on some things.   Many people will see that commercial and think, “How cute.  How on earth could anyone criticize a child encouraging his father to reduce his carbon footprint?”

There’s nothing wrong with caring for the environment (even though today’s mania about saving the planet is approaching hysteria; the environmentalists now may count themselves among religious zealots, the planet being their god).  And, despite the fact that there is not, despite what Hollywood actors or politicians tell us, any sort of scientific consensus on global warming climate change, let alone a consensus if it is indeed man-made, there isn’t anything wrong with being a good steward of our lovely planet and conserve when able. 

If anyone is still itching to get to the bottom of this post so that they can call me names, please hear me out.  

Call me insane or whatever, but I think it is creepy to subjugate the minds of children, and to coach them into brow-beating their own parents on environmental matters.  Where are these six year olds learning this stuff?  It’s not like most six year olds are concerned with making dad a better dad.  Let’s be honest, one could place any sort of issue into this commercial other than environmentalism and start to get pretty uncomfortable.   

Goldberg:

Maybe it will help to look a few spaces ahead of where we are.  In Britain, an electric utility launched a website for kids that teaches them how to become “climate cops.”  Their duty is to keep a “watcheful eye” and monitor the “energy crimes” of their family and neighbors, with the ultimate goal of building a “climate-crime case file.”  Beware that Jonson kid with the clipboard going through your recyclables.

If you still can’t see why this kiddie Gestapo stuff is offensive, change the issue from environamentalism to eating habits (you know that’s coming, by the way), or religion, or just about any subject where you don’t thisn a six-year-old should be scolding you for weakness of character or informing on you to the authorities. 

To crack the bunker walls of the family and seduce the children has always been a top priority of totalitarians, hard and soft.     

I heartily concur.  It is not the role of others to force their views upon our children.  That should be heavily in the parental arena, with no overlap.  The lefties and the righties should all be in agreement on this one. 

Of course, Obama said much of the same last year:

“We can’t drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times …

Apparently, a lot of Americans will accept brow-beating from the president.  Meanwhile, Obama continues to cruise around in his SUV with the White House thermostat at tropical levels.  Remember, it’s just the little people who must endure and obey these incendiary admonitions.

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