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The Ant and the Grasshopper:Nanny State Residents

Posted by wordforit on April 19, 2008

The Old Version:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper thinks he’s a fool and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the ant is warm and well fed, but the grasshopper has no food or shelter, so he dies out in the cold.

THE MORAL OF THE STORY:  Be responsible for yourself!

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The Modern Version:

The ant works hard in the withering heat all summer long, building his house and laying up supplies for the winter. The grasshopper think she is a fool, and laughs and dances and plays the summer away. Come winter, the shivering grasshopper calls a press conference and demands to know why the ant should be allowed to be warm and fed, while others are cold and starving.

CBS, NBC, ABC, and CNN all show up to provide pictures of the shivering grasshopper next to a video of the ant in his comfortable home with a table filled with food.

America is stunned by the sharp contrast. How can this be, that in a country of such wealth, this poor grasshopper is allowed to suffer so?

Michael Moore, disguised as Kermit the frog appears on Oprah with the grasshopper and everybody cries when they sing, “It’s not easy being green.”

Jesse Jackson stages a demonstration in front of the ant’s house where the news networks film the group singing, “We shall overcome.” Jesse then has the group kneel down and pray for the grasshopper’s sake.

Ted Kennedy & Al Gore exclaim in an interview with Larry King that the ant has gotten rich off the back of the grasshopper, and both call for an immediate tax hike on the ant to make him pay his “fair share.”

Finally, the EEOC drafts the “Economic Equity and Anti-grasshopper Act”, retroactive to the beginning of the summer. The ant is fined for failing to hire a proportionate number of green bugs and, having nothing left to pay his retroactive taxes, his home is confiscated by the government.

Obama gets his lawyer connections to represent the grasshopper in a defamation suit against the ant, and the case is tried before a panel of federal judges  appointed from a list of single parent welfare recipients.

The ant loses the case. As the story ends, we see the grasshopper finishing the last bits of the ant’s food while the government house he is in, which just happens to be the ant’s old house, crumbles around him because he does not maintain it.

The ant has disappeared in the snow.

The grasshopper is found dead in a drug related incident, and the house, now abandoned, is taken over by a gang of spiders, who terrorize the once peaceful neighborhood.

THE MORAL OF THE STORY: Vote Republican!

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You may recognize this; it’s an e-mail I received quite a while back but am not sure of the original sender. Think it’s apropos for what is being proposed to the American people!

2Thessalonians3:8-15~ “Neither did we eat any man’s bread for nought; but wrought with labour and travail night and day, that we might not be chargeable to any of you: 9 Not because we have not power, but to make ourselves an ensample unto you to follow us. 10 For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat. 11 For we hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all, but are busybodies. 12 Now them that are such we command and exhort by our Lord Jesus Christ, that with quietness they work, and eat their own bread. 13 But ye, brethren, be not weary in well doing. 14 And if any man obey not our word by this epistle, note that man, and have no company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet count him not as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.” (Emphasis WfI)

May God have mercy.

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Obama: The pied piper of ‘change’

Posted by wordforit on April 6, 2008

Pat Boone

WorldNetDaily

I remembered it only vaguely, so I pulled out my Encyclopedia Americana and read the following about the pied piper of Hamelin:

According to a German legend he was a magician who promised to rid the town of Hamelin from rats for a stipulated sum of money. He performed his task by playing on his pipe as he walked to the Weser River and the rats, following the music, were charmed into the river and drowned. On the citizens then refusing to pay the money, the piper took up his pipe once more and led the way out of the town followed by 130 children [who] vanished forever.

So, what’s my point?

I see the leading Democrat candidate for the office of president of the United States as eerily similar to the fabled pied piper. Barack Obama emerged out of national obscurity with an oration at the Democrat convention in 2004, and since then has steadily charmed millions in his own party, and even some Republicans and independents, into thinking he has magical abilities to effect “change” and “unite the country.” Though there’s little in his brief political career to substantiate this notion, and though he has offered little in explanation of how he’d perform this magic, he’s a slick and polished public speaker who has all but vanquished the former front-runner Hillary Clinton and crushed her long held political dream.

Another very sobering, troubling similarity: This Illinois magician seems to have captured the imagination and adulation of a large segment of America’s young. Where he says he’ll lead, they are lining up to follow – though nobody knows where that is. He hasn’t been there himself, but he paints a mystical, attractive picture of a united, harmonious, progressive land where all needs are magically attended by a loving government. Almost socialistic nirvana, though he doesn’t use those words.

Of course, the mesmerized young and the entranced older followers don’t seem to grasp that “big government” is us – the millions of beleaguered, overtaxed, desperately hard-working citizens who will admittedly be taxed even more heavily, all manipulated by politicians like Obama and Clinton, doling out our money to accomplish their ambitions, all the while making us think we’re getting something for nothing. Talk about a magic spell!

The young prospective voters flocking to every Obama rally and screaming like they’re at a rock concert are the very ones the NEA has decreed don’t need to be taught about the original concepts on which our nation was founded. The “history” books in a majority of our high schools and colleges have omitted or skimmed over the objectives and motivations of our Founding Fathers and largely obliterated their intentions to limit government. And God forbid – no, the NEA and many of our judges forbid – that any mention of God or biblical guidelines of morality ever find their way into a school or classroom.

So, to the uninformed and impressionable young, a tall, glib, charismatic politician who reminds them of news clips they’ve seen of another young, glib, charismatic senator from Massachusetts (who also charmed people into thinking he was leading them to Camelot) … well, he’s just irresistible! He speaks hypnotically of “change,” of “unifying” all the disparate elements in our society, of providing universal health care, of tasing the evil rich (the employers of our workers), of repairing America’s tattered image around the world, and above all, of issuing orders – wearing his new commander in chief hat – to summarily bring all our troops home from Iraq. What’s not to like?

Oh, he’s never done anything like this, on any level – but who knows? Maybe he can pull it off; he sure talks as if he could. And to my real dismay, I’ve heard from mature, knowledgeable people, even some Republicans, who are so impressed with the magician’s ability to “involve our young people in the political process” that they’re endorsing his candidacy, all the while confessing that they disagree with him on “many fundamental issues”! What in the heck is going on? Some kind of voodoo?

Hopefully, more hard facts and some revelations will expose the inexperience and sleight of hand imagery of this pied piper from Illinois. I’ve just read a bone-chilling account by Jill Stanek in Citizen magazine of the time she and others lobbying for passage of the state Born Alive Infant Protection Act confronted then newly elected U.S. Sen. Obama about his longtime opposition to the act. It was simple legislation that would require hospitals to care for infants who survive abortion, the process implemented to kill them. Obama spoke against the legislation in 2001 and 2002, and single-handedly defeated it in committee in 2003.

Stanek stood in Obama’s path and told him, “Senator, we are going to pass Born Alive here in Illinois this year.” He smiled smoothly and agreed, “I think you will,” adding, “I would have voted for the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in Illinois had it been worded the same as the federal bill. I think that’s the position the Democrats should take.”

He didn’t mention that he had personally stopped his committee from adding the federal wording. With him gone from the state Senate, the Born Alive legislation finally did pass in 2005.

And now, defending his staunch support for abortion for any woman or girl who wants it, he has uttered, “I’m going to teach [my daughters] … about values and morals, but if they make a mistake, I don’t want them punished with a baby!” His ideas of morality and right behavior don’t include accepting responsibility for “making mistakes,” apparently. No, let the innocent unborn pay the price, not his daughter.

This kind of legerdemain, this “slick Willy” approach to political ascendancy, has already camouflaged Barack Obama’s I.D. as the single most liberal-voting U.S. senator, even to the left of Hillary Clinton. He’s piping a very persuasive, hypnotizing tune. He’s lining up millions of our young, who find him magnetic and enchanting. We’d better demand to know more about where such a pied piper would lead us – before our kids, and our nation, vanish into the river.

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The Two Faces of Barack Hussein Obama

Posted by wordforit on April 4, 2008

By JB Williams

TheNewMediaJournal

Young voters swoon at his feet like prepubescent girls at a Beatles concert. Black religious charlatans like Al Sharpton and Louis Farrakhan are pimping for him from the pulpit. Old guards of the American Socialist movement like Teddy Kennedy, have latched on to his Elvis-like charisma and even mass media moguls like Oprah Winfrey and the liberal lame stream press have strapped on a harness to pull the Obama campaign wagon to historic Black Power victory.

But who is Barack Hussein Obama? What is his real record? What does he really believe in? What are his past accomplishments and his qualifications for the most powerful elected office in the world? What does he mean by this enigmatic thing called “change?”

His supporters can tell you all about his “charisma,” his promise of “hope,” the need for “change” and their heartfelt belief that if Obama becomes president, the world will be all we had dreamed it could be. They will gleefully regurgitate all of his campaign talking points as if they know him personally and thought them all up on their own.

But what they can’t tell you is who the man is, what he has ever done in the past, what makes him qualified to be scout troop master, what kind of change he has in mind or why they believe he is capable of changing anything…

When asked why they support Obama, the answers range from “I have waited all my life to cast a vote for the first black president,” to “His complete lack of leadership experience makes him the perfect agent of change.” Of course, he’s not black and we seldom hire the most inexperienced individual for the most critical position, even with affirmative action in play. But hey, we’re making history here! Don’t let the facts get in your way.

FactCheck and OnTheIssues are working overtime to keep up with all the Obama campaign rhetoric. But apparently, Obama supporters never bother to check the facts when it comes to their candidate of hope and change.

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but the fact is; beyond charismatic, Barack Hussein Obama is almost none of the things he claims to be.

Time for the Real Barack Obama Record…

▪ According to Obama, he rejects campaign funding from “lobbyists,” “Political Action Committees” and “bundlers” who bundle individual contributions into blind block contributions.

But according to FactCheck, he does accept “bundled” contributions from “lobbyist groups” as well as individual campaign contributions from the spouses of well-known Washington lobbyists. He also receives tons of “bundled” funds from labor unions and Democrat 527 organizations.

When pressed on the issue, (on rare occasion), he admits “Money is the original sin in politics and I am not sinless” and states “Lobbyist influence comes from access, not money.” In short, Obama is funded by the same lobbyists and special interest groups as all other Democrats. He’s just slicker about covering the money trail.

▪ According to Obama and CAF, who gives him a 100% rating, indicating a strong position for energy independence, Obama will solve the problem of dependence on foreign oil and skyrocketing gas prices.

But according to OnTheIssues, Obama voted to defund U.S. domestic oil exploration, voted to ban U.S. drilling in ANWR and block all efforts to increase U.S. refining capacity, voted to force Americans to reduce their oil consumption by 40% by 2025 instead of the 5% supported by the balance of congress, voted to force Detroit to build more hybrids, voted to burn more ethanol (food) and factor the Global Warming Scam into all national energy policies. Obama takes the most liberal position in congress on energy and keeps the U.S. dependent upon foreign oil as a result.

▪ According to his campaign website, Obama is a “Child Advocate” – “Barack Obama is a committed advocate for children, – and he will protect children from violence and neglect.”

However, Obama has been an ardent opponent of every child’s fundamental right to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. The National Right to Life Association gives him a perfect zero rating, indicating an unwavering support for a woman’s right to kill. He voted against every child’s right to life at every opportunity, including voting against the ban on the heinous act of Partial Birth Abortion. He has staked out the most extreme left position available against children. He believes strongly in a woman’s right to kill her young, but not in a woman’s right to spend household income on food rather than health insurance.

▪ Obama claims to oppose all forms of racism, including “racial profiling” (aka criminal and terror profiling).

But he has a strong record of supporting Affirmative Action, which provides special advantage to specific citizens over all other citizens, strictly on the basis of race. He also supports treating drug dealing as a “minimum wage problem” and not a criminal activity, based on drug trafficking being prevalent in black communities.

▪ Obama claims strength in Foreign Policy, National Security and the advancement of Democracy around the globe.

But he opens his campaign rhetoric with this statement, “When I am this party’s nominee, my opponent will not be able to say that I voted for the war in Iraq,” a post 9/11 foreign policy initiative supported overwhelmingly by both parties in both houses of congress as a vital matter of both national security and the advancement of democracy in parts of the world important to America’s strategic interests.

Further, he “didn’t vote for war in Iraq” because he was not a member of congress when that vote took place, nor did he have access to the intelligence reports over twelve years beginning in 1991, that caused the vast majority of congress and his DNC opponent Hillary Clinton, to support deposing the Hussein regime and liberate, not invade, the Iraqi people.

Today Obama is lashing back at attacks from John McCain regarding Iraq, by stating for his blindly ill-informed followers that “Al Qaeda was not in Iraq until after George Bush invaded Iraq.” This is of course an untrue statement. Al Qaeda indeed had cells operating in Iraq long before congress authorized the deposing of Hussein in 2003. In fact, Al Qaeda had cells inside Iraq before 9/11/01 and Hussein government officials had traveled from Iraq to Afghanistan for the sole purpose of seeking common anti-western interests with Al Qaeda as far back as 1996, all of which has been reported widely and recorded even in the 9/11 Commission Report that Obama often quotes on other matters.

Obama’s first promise of change comes in the form of a call for retreat and defeat in Iraq, which every international expert can tell you will destabilize Iraq’s current progress towards secure democratic reform, an idea Obama claims to hold dear, but won’t support.

He wants to bring our troops home immediately, but in defeat, not victory.

He wants to launch a new era of dialogue and cooperation with the worlds most brutal and committed enemies of the west in North Korea, Iran, and China, with folks like Chavez and Castro. He says that “China is our competitor, not our enemy,” even as Chinese spies are being brought to justice for infiltrating the most secret of U.S. national security agencies.

But he wants a U.S. Military enforced “no fly zone” in Africa, where the ancestors of his radical Muslim father live in tyranny, oppressed by African war lords and corrupt African politicians, not American slave traders.

He talks about a more secure and sovereign America as he pushes to erase U.S. borders, legalize illegal migration – including with full voting rights for illegals, and calls for “increased tax-payer investment in our relationship with Mexico” while asking for “$50B annually to strengthen weak states at risk of collapse,” not American states, third world dictatorships.

Obama is not only completely unqualified to be Commander-in-Chief, he would be the most dangerous choice available in 2008.

Do I need to keep going with the real Obama record of leadership and change? This candidate is nothing but charismatic, with an uncanny ability to sell garbage to unsuspecting young voters who have yet to make their first car payment, much less figure out what’s best for America.

If you are unable to recognize the pattern of faulty logic and flat out lies that make up the Obama campaign, listing more examples won’t help you. But maybe what kind of change he has in mind will get your attention…

Obama’s Future for America

Like his political heroes, and great agents of change Saul Alinsky and Karl Marx, Obama is a charismatic rebel rouser with an abstract but eloquent Farrakhan styled cadence in his public delivery. But like his heroes, his goods must be sold as something other than what they really are, because even the most ill-formed American voter will not knowing support Democratic Socialism under its official name.

So instead of calling it socialized medicine, we call it universal health care. It’s the same thing, but one sounds better than the other, even to college kids.

Some of Obama’s words can be taken to heart though… just not his campaign words.

Candidate Obama says he opposes gay marriage and supports same-sex unions. – But Senator Obama said – “I opposed the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996. It should be repealed and I will vote for its repeal on the Senate floor. I will also oppose any proposal to amend the U.S. Constitution to ban gays and lesbians from marrying.”

“My parents shared not only an improbable love; they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.” – Here, he’s actually defending his given middle name, Hussein, not his first name “blessed.”

“Today we are engaged in a deadly global struggle for those who would intimidate, torture, and murder people for exercising the most basic freedoms. If we are to win this struggle and spread those freedoms, we must keep our own moral compass pointed in a true direction.” – Yet he supports the most immoral social policies on earth, abortion, sexual perversion, socialism and affirmative action against all people not of color, and opposes the struggle for freedom and democracy in Iraq.

About the struggle for democracy in Iraq, Obama says – “We’re not going to baby sit a civil war.”

Wife Michelle Obama is right when she say’s – “Barack will not allow Americans to go back to life as usual.” Based on Obama’s positions on countless issues, I’d say life in America will never be the same again…

If Obama followers can stop fainting at his Elvis-like pep rallies long enough to actually research the man, his lack of accomplishment and experience, his insanely naïve policy platform and his Marxist ideas of change for America, Barack won’t continue to run away with the Democrat nomination, even against a weak opponent like Hillary Clinton.

For all of Hillary’s obvious faults, she’s not Barack Obama and my hope is that Obama fans take a deep breath and research their candidate before they make an error in judgment that every American will live to regret. Marx and Alinsky had hope for change too… Is this the change Obama supporters really have in mind?

For Heaven Sake…Even Rosanne Barr gets this one right!

“When I fly in an airplane I want the pilot with the most experience, not the one who can inspire hope in me that I get to where I am going. When I pay my taxes, I want the person filing them to be experienced, not the new person who inspires hope in me that he can do the job. When I hire someone to fix my washing machine, I want the tried and true experienced person, not the one who inspires me to hope that he can fix it. When I go to the doctor I do not want to get the one who inspires hope in me that s/he can cure what’s wrong, but the one who knows what the hell to do the minute I call. It’s not really the job of a public servant to inspire, but to get the job that the people demand done. The democrats think that if they have hope and are inspired things will get better, but they actually won’t. When Oprah makes her employees sign her fifty page non-disclosure statement, she doesn’t “hope” they can’t break it, she pays teams of experienced lawyers to MAKE SURE they can’t break it, or be sued in an experienced court by an experienced judge.”

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JB Williams is a business man, a husband, a father, and a writer. A no nonsense commentator on American politics, American history, and American philosophy. A hard hitting columnist, attacking the socialist cancer plaguing America today. He has a pragmatic “common Joe” approach to even the toughest issues facing our nation.

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