Sep 24, 2009

Enough is Enough!

I heard an old saying a long time ago “Enough is enough”. The saying basically means that the person stating it is tired of something, that something has grown old, or that the person will not accept something anymore. Well, to me enough is enough. Let me take a moment to explain. When Barack Obama wanted to speak to the school children I wasn’t too concerned. I know a lot of my fellow Republicans were, but I wasn’t for two reasons. First, whatever he said was going to get out and back to us through different means and Obama knows that. Second, other American Presidents have spoken to schoolchildren before. President Reagan addressed school children, President Clinton did, and President George W. Bush did. In fact, George W. Bush was reading to schoolchildren on 9-11 when cowards attacked. So, as I said, I wasn’t too worried about Obama. He spoke, the world listened, and the next day we all went back to our lives satisfied that Obama was not raising a Socialist Army in our school children.

Now, on to the “Enough is enough” stuff. As I said, the speech to school children did not bother me. However, the link I found on Facebook today did. In this link, you see school children preparing for some sort of song or show. Apparently these teachers, who by the way are never brave enough to show their own faces, have taught these children such lines as “they are equal in his sight” (in Obama’s sight?). They go on to sound like they are praising Obama even chanting his name as “Barack Hussein Obama” several times. Once the song is ready to go, the children sing to the tune of The Battle Hymn of The Republic with the words changed to talk about Obama. Now if you study history, you’ll find the words we use today were not the original words to The Battle Hymn. It originally stated, “John Brown’s body is…” Sometime later, the song was changed to “My eyes have seen the Glory of the Coming of the Lord…” The change in words would transcend generations after the revolt by John Brown prior to the Civil War. The song is sung in churches across America today as a religious hymn and it has rightfully taken its place in those churches as a hymn. However, these teachers use the song with school children, change the lyrics to praise Obama and then have them memorize it. To a Christian, this should be close to outright blasphemy, to a Democrat or Republican (Christians or not) it should a be great cause for concern when anyone, even a President, is elevated to God’s status or to god-like status in the eyes of children or the public.

“I am” is an interesting set of words we use daily. “I am a Republican,” “I am a Christian,” and others ways “I am” is used. However, only one person in history has used it in the context of simply “I am” and that person is God of the Holy Bible. Once again, I have reason for concern about this video. Beyond the concern of the song, the constant drilling of Obama Praise, and the apparent blasphemous use of The Battle Hymn, I find that the poster, shown at about 1:02 into the film, contains the top line of “I am”. The poster then skips a line and has “Barack” on it. Seems to me that they could have made a poster large enough to say “I am Barack” all on one line unless they wanted to have the pause indicated before the next line of the poster was read to imply that Barack is “I Am.” If you think I’m stretching here just a little too much, then consider this: why would they need a poster saying, “I am Barrack Obama”? Are they afraid that someone might forget? Are they afraid Obama might forget? Or, as I believe, are they trying to imply something else? Are they trying to imply that Obama has risen to a new level?

God, the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, Muhammad, Budda, Zeus, Athena and all the other deities worshiped around the world have been run out of America schools. Despite constant cries for prayer and religion in schools by Americans, our government has refused to let it back into the schools. So, why is a human being, Obama, now being elevated to god-like status in our public schools? This should be something for Muslims, Christians, Jews, Buddhist and everyone to consider very carefully regardless of party affiliation. Enough is enough.

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Sep 22, 2009

Huckabee & Haak Stump For Hickerson

If you were in Texarkana tonight, then the place to be was not one of the many outstanding restaurants, theaters or even the fair for that matter. The center of activity for Texarkana tonight was former State Representative David and Debbie Haak’s home. Mr. and Mrs. Haak hosted a fundraiser reception for Prissy Hickerson Prissy's Site . Business owners, lawyers, physicians, and friends were present at the reception with people going around the room like Betty Feir Betty's Site , Mike Richardson Mike's Site , Steve Harrelson Steve's Site and his family,Miss Teen Southwest Arkansas Morgan Harrison Miss Harrison's Site, Frank Poff Frank's Site , Texarkana Arkansas Mayor Horace Shipp Texarkana Arkansas, Miller County Republican Chairman Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Smith MCRC , and too many others to mention here. The two guests needing the least introduction to this outstanding crowd was Janet and Mike Huckabee Mike's Site.

Midway through the evening, Mike Huckabee took time to make a short speech expressing his support for Prissy Hickerson and her campaign for Arkansas House of Representatives District 1. He spoke eloquently about Prissy and told a story of the first time she was introduced to the other members of the Highway Commission when he appointed her the Highway Commissioner for Arkansas. Mike stated that Prissy and her husband Randy were in the office when the other members of the commission came into the room. They immediately started introducing themselves to Randy Hickerson. While Randy enjoyed the attention, all three of them enjoyed the moment they were able to tell the other members of the commission that Prissy, not Randy, was to be the new head of the Highway Commission. He described Prissy as someone who works hard and can get the job done. In closing, Mike noted that he was envious of Prissy because it appeared that she would be running unopposed, something that he wished he could have done himself.

Prissy then made a short speech thanking everyone for taking time to come out and expressing her willingness to serve. She expressed special appreciation to David and Debbie for hosting the gathering and to Janet and Mike for taking time out of their schedule to come from Little Rock to Texarkana for the evening. In closing, she noted that Texarkana, Arkansas once had a sign that proclaimed it as the “Gateway to the Southwest”, a fact she and Mayor Shipp agreed on and that she would like to make Texarkana the “Gateway to the Future”.

Mike and Janet then spent the rest of the evening visiting with guest and posing for pictures. Prissy, true to her nature as a one-on-one person listening to everyone, took time to visit with each guest present and thank them for attending.

Sep 16, 2009

Jimmy Carter Racial Expert?

I saw a Tee shirt recently that had a picture of Dr. King and Obama on it. The caption said, “The dream has been realized”. I have to admit, I kinda liked the statement and the meaning. Dr. King dreamed of equality and consequently the Republican Party played a huge role in the fight for equality going clear back to the Civil War. I smiled and thought to myself, “That’s right. We have come so far.”

I respect the President whether he is African-American, white, Hispanic or from another heritage. I do not agree with his views as outlined by the Democratic Party. So debates and discussions are going along nicely and Dr. King’s dreams are being realized in the first African-American President. Then, along comes Jimmy Carter.

Jimmy Carter is a well-respected one-term President who writes books about his faith, the nation, and seems to have a comment for everything that goes on. So what does he say now? He says that Joe Wilson and opposition to Obama’s health care proposals is racially motivated. I’m not sure where President Carter has been for the last year, but he needs to take a look at who is President. He needs to catch up with the nation and realize that we have come a long way since the 1960’s or his 1970’s for that matter. Our nation has worked hard for the equality that Dr. King promoted and I’m proud to say that we have done well. So, maybe, with all due respect, President Carter needs to close his mouth, get back to writing a book about his faith or how to raise a peanut, or something and leave the American Political system alone. We’ve got it under control Mr. Carter.

Oh, and one more thing, Mr. Carter. When you served as President, you did not have one single African-American person or non-white person serve on your cabinet. Reagan had the first Hispanic person to serve on his cabinet, and George W. had an African-American man and woman serve as the Secretary of State. To further this, the Republican National Committee has an African American Chairman. Jimmy, Jimmy, Jimmy do you, with your past cabinet, really think you have a right to say racial politics are being used by Republicans or anyone against Obama’s unpopular plan?

Sep 15, 2009

The Truth In Joe Wilson

Okay, let’s face the facts. Joe Wilson screwed up. He called the President of The United States a liar in front of a joint session, all the major television networks, the President’s family, the nation and the world. That was not cool and Joe knows it.

Joe knows it was not right to call the President a liar because he apologized in an ad, he apologized in front of the press, and he called the White House to apologize to the President. The President accepted his apology. Now the nation should be ready to move on.

But wait! Not too fast because the Democrats have realized that Joe said what the rest of the world was thinking. Joe not only spoke the truth, but Joe is making money with it. We all know that guys named Joe have been a problem for Obama (remember the plumber). Now here is a Joe again making problems and making money. Now, a Republican raising money for a campaign…that’s something the Democrats can’t stand. For all their years of pointing at the Republican Party and calling us the “rich” and the “elite” and the “Big Business Types” what the Democrats know is that they are all those things. You don’t believe me? Who raised the most money in the last Presidential Race? Who had an entire television network paid for so he could present his agenda twenty-four hours a day? Who has the biggest wallets in Washington? If you’re searching for the answer, I’ll give it to you, Democrats. I’m not saying there isn’t money in the Republican Party. Sure there is rich Republicans. After all, they worked hard for their money and worked on the ideas of this country to build businesses and industry and help make America the Industrial Power it has been.

So, here we have Joe the Republican making a little money off his mistake. Just in case we all forgot, President Obama has already accepted the apology. Now the Democrats, knowing they are in power and wanting the money have formally rebuked Joe Wilson. They “Rebuked” him…man, talk about a group of people having a ‘Jesus Complex’. Here you have politicians calling politicians liars and other politicians upset about it.

So, here’s my message.
Democrats: Get over it. You got the money, you have the power, and you’re in charge. Go on with you agenda and leave Joe alone.
Republicans: Well, what can I say? Maybe Joe fired the first true political shot at Obama’s plan in this time of crisis for our country. But Joe, when you know the truth, sometimes it’s best to tell people in another, more positive way.

Sep 11, 2009

September 11, 2009

Republicans and Democrats both need to take today to remember those who died eight years ago, those who have died since in this war, and those who continue to fight this war. The day that we forget what happened on September 11, what has happened since that day, and what our military is doing is the day those terrorist win the war they started.