I read a pretty funny story today about the appearance of Michelle Obama in an ad for PETA. Reports from the white house indicate that the president and the first lady are not happy with here likeness being used. PETA felt that Michelle Obama's stance on not wearing fur justified using her picture for the ad. But statements from the white house say that PETA did not have their consent because the first lady shouldn't be seen supporting a special interest group. (WHAT!?) Obama has built his entire career (not that most politicians don't) on special interest groups. He has been trading favors with lobbyists and special interests since his days in Illinois. And nothing has changed. And he is still doing favors for these groups. Most notably workers unions like the UAW and teacher unions and the ethanol industry.
I do agree with the fact that the president, or his wife, shouldn't support special interest groups. In fact I don't think it should be allowed any politician to support special interest groups. But the fact of the matter is that it does happen right now and it is most definitely done by this president.
I know I have been stuck on global warming but it's just gotten out of hand. We now have evidence that temperature numbers have been getting fudged. Not to mention the fact that the science behind anthropomorphic global warming never made sense. But they [the EPA, left wing politicians, special interest groups] are still pushing this ridiculous claim, now harder than ever.
Now we have the weather to give more proof that there is no man-made global warming. We are in a ten year cooling trend and we are experiencing some of the coldest winters on record. But I'm sure that won't deter the enviro-statists.
I read in the news today that one of the mars rovers is stuck in the sand and they don't think that they will be able to get it out. The story made me think about the current situation in this country. Politicians are selling out our liberty for their agendas or to keep their jobs as politicians. Senator Ben Nelson from Nebraska was bought out for the health care bill. He didn't like it, but because other democrats in the senate cut deals with him, in the bill, to send billions of dollars to his state, he is going to vote for it anyway. Politics are killing our liberties.
It's sad that we have a government, who's primary purpose is to provide security and liberty for it's citizens, that cares more for taking away our liberties with over taxation and social programs that put more and more power in the hands of centralized government. This administration is worried so much about other things that it has let security slip through the cracks. And to show it's ineptitude on the subject Janet Napolitano, our secretary of homeland security, comes out and says that the "system" put in place to stop terrorists "works." She says this after a terrorist, who is on the watch list, gets on a plane with a one-way ticket he paid cash for, no luggage and no passport with a bomb strapped to himself. And this comes after an uninvited couple sneaks into the white house for a party just one month prior. We have been very lucky that it wasn't worse. The only reason that plane didn't explode is because the terrorist didn't detonate the bomb properly. And I'm sure white house security is better now, but what if it wasn't someone that just wanted to crash a party for a good time that snuck into the white house instead of a terrorist.
We have been very fortunate that something terrible hasn't happened. No thanks to this administration and the programs that have been put in place.
"democracy and socialism have nothing in common but one word: equality. but notice the difference: while democracy seeks equality in liberty, socialism seeks equality in restraint and servitude."
the road to serfdom
"america's political system used to be about the pursuit of happiness. now more and more of us want to stop chasing it and have it delivered."
"there is a rank due to the united states among nations which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost by the reputation of weakness. if we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it; if we desire to secure peace, one of the most powerful instruments of our rising prosperity, it must be known that we are at all times ready for war."
3 december, 1793
"tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. what we obtain too cheap, we esteem to lightly."