Yes we can! We can change. We have changed! “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (It’s from the Bible, Proverbs 22:6.)
More Proof This is NOT Your Grandmother’s America! At the exact same time that President Obama dismissed the Revolutionary War heritage of America, he was praising with uplifted voice the “timeless heritage” of Russia.
It seems that the current American President has officially snubbed the women of the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (The DAR) at their yearly convention in Washington, D.C., appropriately named “Continental Congress.” Tradionally, American Presidents send greetings to the respected, non-political woman’s organization, either in person or via written or video address. This year, 2009, the stunned audience of descendants of Revolutionary War Patriots sat in silence awaiting a message from their President, for whom many of the women had voted.
The lineage society, whose motto is “God, Home and Country,” accepts women who can prove direct descent from a patriot of the American Revolution regardless of race, religion or ethnic background. This year, civil rights legend Dr. Dorothy Irene Height was awarded the DAR’s highest recognition, the DAR Medal of Honor, for her lifetime of service, leadership and patriotism.
Other events highlighted during Continental Congress were:
- Founders Medals for Patriotism, Education, Heroism, and Youth
- Americanism Award
- Outstanding Veteran-Patient of the Year
- Outstanding Youth Volunteer of the Year
- Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee Award for the Army Nurse of the Year
- Margaret Cochran Corbin Award for distinguished women in military service
- Outstanding Teacher of American History
- Outstanding Community Service Award
During 2008-2009, which included Barack Obama’s tenure as America’s President, women of the DAR volunteered more than 60,000 hours to veteran patients, awarded over $150,000 in scholarships to American students, and supported schools for the underprivileged with donations exceeding one million dollars.
While President Obama deemed that the women of the DAR were not worthy of their nation’s gratitude, he did address, in person, the 2009 graduating class of the New Economic School at Gostinny Dvor in Russia on July 7, 2009, during the exact time that the Daughters of the American Revolution were in Washington remembering America’s “heritage” and the sacrifices of their patriotic ancestors of the Revolution. Obama spoke to the Russians of their “heritage,” with these exact words from The White House Official Web Site:
I speak to you today with deep respect for Russia’s timeless heritage. Russian writers have helped us understand the complexity of the human experience, and recognize eternal truths. Russian painters, composers, and dancers have introduced us to new forms of beauty. Russian scientists have cured disease, sought new frontiers of progress, and helped us go to space.
These are contributions that are not contained by Russia’s borders, as vast as those borders are. Indeed, Russia’s heritage has touched every corner of the world, and speaks to the humanity that we share. That includes my own country, which has been blessed with Russian immigrants for decades; we’ve been enriched by Russian culture, and enhanced by Russian cooperation. And as a resident of Washington, D.C., I continue to benefit from the contributions of Russians — specifically, from Alexander Ovechkin. We’re very pleased to have him in Washington, D.C.
UPDATE: The official statement from Linda Gist Calvin, President General of the NSDAR, graciously states “Rumors have been circulating suggesting that the absence of greetings was an intentional slight on the part of the President. Your President General is sure this is not the case. … Greetings from the White House to the DAR Continental Congress actually did not begin until 1910. There have also been more than a dozen years since that time in which greetings were not forthcoming. Regardless, please be assured that the DAR will continue to foster relationships with those in the White House and share our objectives of historic preservation, education and patriotism.”
“Borking” & “High Tech Lynchings” have been put on hold just in case a Republican is ever again nominated. Today there is a “Sotomayor LOVE FEST” in Washington DC!
What a difference there is between the treatment of a Republican President’s Supreme Court nominee and that of a Democrat President. This current President, Barack Obama, voted every single court nominee that came before him as a Senator, as UNQUALIFED to serve! He even said that Chief Justice John Roberts should not serve on the court. Yet now, his nominee, Sonia Sotomayor must be treated with much more respect, for she is GOOD! Viva La Difference?
Here are some of Kerfuffles’ SCOTUS Posts from Inquisitions of Past Republican Nominations, all written after the “High Tech Lynching” of Justice Clarence Thomas, when there was no blogging:
- The Inquisition
- Evan Bayh Goes True Blue
- Hillary’s Grievous Wrong.
- Message from WaPo
- The congressional Inquisition
- Write Your Senator!
- Iran Contra Looms
- Supreme Court Shocker!
- Double Deep Doo Doo
- New Rules of Borking
- Evan Bayh Shows True Colors
- Roberts Dissed the King
- Pot Calls Kettle White
- Synopsis of Posts Above
- Kerfuffles’ Writings on the Nominee
President Sarkozy of France Does!
Big O was NOT ogling that 16-year-old Brazilian girl at the G8. It was President Sarkozy of France! Our State-run ABC News has the video proof. Remember ABC News? They proved that Obama did NOT bow to the Saudi king & that Brian Williams did NOT bow to Big O.
But, it only gets worse for Big O the longer he hangs out in Italy with Sarkozy! Look at this and notice that the leader of Italy is behaving extraordinarily good: head hung low contemplating the ground: G8, foto di gruppo per i grandi del mondo.
The image, Obama & Sarkozy pull a Berlusconi on a girl at #G8, is subject to copyright by van Maanen. It is posted here with permission via the Flickr API by barneykin.
From London come these most interesting photographs of Malia Obama and her family’s political fashion statement. Pre-teen Malia was accompanying her father, the American President, in Europe. Why does the American media refuse to publish photographs of the Obama trip to Europe that America’s taxpayers are paying for?
What was the message that the Obama family was sending to America and the world by having their daughter wear the American anti-war symbol on the very day that her father was shooting missiles into Afghanistan and Pakistan, killing scores of people? Is the Obama family protesting America’s war policy? If so, why not tell the Commander-in-chief to just STOP IT? Or was Malia a walking poster child for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament? No one believes this t-shirt to be just an inadvertent wardrobe malfunction with Malia choosing a peacenik, anti-nuke logo instead of a smiley face or pink flower. Oh no! This European trip was an “official” state visit by the White House entourage, which apparently even included American celebrities. Official state visits are always very well planned in advance, particularly the family’s public wardrobe.
Even if one does not find the message of the t-shirt to be interesting of itself, what about the appearance of the President’s daughter being abducted by P-Diddy while the Secret Service looks on? Should not that merit a mention by America’s media? Here we see P-Diddy (at least that’s who I think he is) trying to kidnap Malia Obama while one Secret Service bodyguard looks away, another looks bemused, and a third looks like he’s either drunk or totally contemptuous of the entire scene. Meanwhile, the fourth Malia bodyguard is moonwalking his way out of the scene, while an Italian police officer is concentrating on nabbing a pickpocket. Who knows what else we would find in this photograph if we could see the rest of the characters. Perhaps everyone following the Malia parade was wearing a “Death to America” t-shirt. Believe it or not, but later on Malia Obama removed the Peacenik T-shirt to reveal underneath … ta da … another Peacenik T-shirt in a different color. At least it was not a logo of Che Guerrero.
Malia Obama in a T-shirt bearing the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament symbol in Rome ahead of the G8 summit: The Picture.
Don’t look for this story at any “MSM” site or news outlet. It can only be found in English in the British Press. The America Press is afraid the Obama administration will punish them if they print the photograph. Don’t think for one moment that David Letterman and his ilk will mention this photograph during their comedy routines that pass for News in America of today. They are all too occupied slandering the children of Sarah Palin.
Obama BMW 760 LI
I spotted this luxury BMW 760 LI with the flashy chrome spinners and “Chicago Boyz” plate holder on Shirley Highway during rush hour, heading out of Washington DC to Virginia. I couldn’t help but wondering if the Chicago Boyz Obama driver of this Beamer is one of those new Obama Car Czars who do not own nor drive American cars, yet have been appointed to oversee the American Car Industry.
What do you get when you apply 1930s solutions to the 21st century, and merge state and corporate powers? Is is really FASCISM? Maybe. Is it OBAMAGEDDON? Yes!
“Drink lots of tea, eat lots of goat, and get to know the people. That’s why we’re here.“
All during his campaign, Barack Obama, promised to let Iraq go, and to fight in Afghanistan where we could engage the Taliban. Implementing that promise, the Obama administration has ordered 21,000 “additional” troops to Afghanistan, which will bring the total number of American forces to 68,000 by year end.
On Thursday of this week President Obama sent 4,000 Marines into the volatile province of Helmand, not to fight, but to nation-build. This follows the Colin Powell strategy of war: “if you break it you own it.” Yesterday, on Independence Day, two of those young warriors turned nation-builders were killed. Aaron Fairbairn was one of them.
America’s Commander in Chief personally placed those Marines in southern Afghanistan under the command of Brig. Gen. Lawrence D. Nicholson’s who, according to Diana West, ordered them to “drink lots of tea, eat lots of goat, and get to know the people. That’s why we’re here.” It’s called nation-building; it is the Colin Powell Strategy of War.
Barack Obama and the American Left want to fight only “Good Wars” and they see the building of Afghanistan into a nation as a way to use America’s military for “good” instead of for defense. Barack Obama and the United States government is staking the lives and limbs of these 68,000 young American warriors and billions of taxpayer dollars on their hope to do good. Unfortunately, there is no indication that the Afghan people will cooperate with Obama’s dream.
Colin Powell’s made-up rule for war, that — if you break it you own it — has already been debunked (both Presidents Bush followed it), so why is Barack Obama giving it another go? We need a new American strategy; possibly: “If you break it, you decide whether or not you want to own it.” What kind of arrogance is it for the West to go into an Islamic land to organize its tribes into one nation? Let them do their own nation-building, not us.
UPDATE: <a href=”http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090706/ap_on_re_as/as_afghanistan”>Six American Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan – July 6th, 2009.</a>