Friday, October 31, 2008

COULDN'T RESIST THIS, THOUGH IT IS LONG

Yes, Barack Obama really is a Manchurian candidate
Posted: October 29, 200810:32 am Eastern© 2008 WorldNetDaily
"If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher. As a nation of freemen, we must live through all time, or die by suicide." – Abraham Lincoln
As Election Day rapidly approaches, many Americans are wondering why so many of their countrymen reject a genuine war hero with decades of experience, one whose pro-life, limited-government values pretty much reflect those of Middle America. Instead, these same countrymen are enthralled with a man who not only has no experience or qualifications for the job, but who is, in fact, the most radically left-wing major-party presidential candidate of our lifetime, having been mentored and supported for decades by terrorists (Ayers), communists (Davis), America-hating racists (Wright) and criminals (Rezko).
Doesn't make much sense, does it?
After all, in past presidential contests, Americans have flatly rejected ultraliberal candidates like McGovern, Mondale and Dukakis – and those guys weren't nearly as radicalized as Obama, who the nonpartisan National Journal rates as having the most left-wing voting record in the entire U.S. Senate – even more so than socialist Bernie Sanders! Moreover, recently it's been proven, despite his campaign's denials, that Obama was indeed a member of the socialist "New Party." And Obama himself confesses that during his college days he intentionally sought out Marxists as friends.
So, how do we explain all this? Why are so many of us eager to turn our nation, the greatest and noblest on earth, over to an angry-at-America, hardcore left-wing "change agent" who will – with the help of a like-minded, Democrat-dominated Congress and a liberal-activist federal judiciary – bring about radical "change" to every area of our lives? Just consider:
Obama is the most pro-abortion presidential candidate in history, having announced publicly: "The first thing I'd do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act." This would remove all restrictions on abortion, including partial-birth abortion and parental notification laws, making America the abortion capital of the world. Of course, you know what kind of Supreme Court justices he would nominate, which as I have pointed out previously would end all hope of overturning Roe v. Wade in our lifetimes.
He's hands-down the most pro-homosexual candidate in history, promising to back virtually the entire radical "gay rights" agenda, including the complete repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, essentially throwing open the door to gay marriage in all 50 states. And, as he proclaims in his "open letter to the LGBT community": "I have also called for us to repeal Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." That will allow and encourage overt homosexuality throughout the armed forces, something military experts have long maintained will destroy the very fabric of America's armed services.
Sounds bad for Judeo-Christian values, you say? Dr. James Dobson's influential Focus on the Family organization analyzed issue after issue and predicts – are you ready for this? – "hardship," "persecution" and "suffering" as the fate of Christians if Obama becomes president.
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Obama "would be the most anti-gun president in American history," warns the National Rifle Association, which points out that he has supported a complete ban on handguns, voted to ban most rifle ammunition, and supported increasing the tax on guns by 500 percent.
Obama would devastate an already deeply troubled U.S. economy. Jacking up taxes, as he promises to do, during the worst financial crisis and credit meltdown since the Great Depression is breathtakingly foolish. No wonder three out of four CEOs of American companies say Obama would be a disaster. Apparently Obama, who constantly badmouths "CEOs" and "corporations," doesn't realize it is these very companies that create over 120 million of America's 140 million jobs (the rest being created by government).
In order to throttle the troublesome talk radio truth-tellers who caused him so much trouble during the election season, and to reward his cheerleaders in the elite press, Obama will attempt to muzzle conservative talk radio by resurrecting the horrendous "Fairness Doctrine."
Obama alone will be able to snatch defeat from the jaws of certain victory in Iraq. He is so weak, inexperienced and narcissistic, he will reflexively appease our nation's enemies and thereby encourage the growth of evil the world over. Millions will suffer as a direct result.
Then there's the issue of Obama's truly disturbing past. It seems that no matter how stunning the revelations – some of which are finally emerging, no thanks to a shockingly irresponsible and infantile "mainstream press" – they don't penetrate the public mind. Regardless of the evidence against him, people remain entranced by Obama:
Amidst ever-growing evidence of vote fraud in multiple states perpetrated by ACORN – the notorious left-wing group with which Obama, despite his public statements, has long and deep ties – the Obama campaign's lawyers are now arguing that the Justice Department should not investigate any vote fraud claims until after the election. Instead, say Obama's attorneys, Justice should investigate those citizens who have brought to light the evidence of voter fraud, for supposedly trying to intimidate poor people into not voting. And no wonder: Thirteen of Obama's own campaign workers in Ohio have confessed to have fraudulently voted in that crucial swing state.
Despite repeated indignant denials by the candidate and his campaign, Barack Obama was once a Muslim. If you question that fact as just a nasty "Internet rumor," examine for yourself Obama's registration papers to the Catholic school he attended in Indonesia, reproduced here by the Associated Press, which clearly indicate his religion at the time as "Islam." Much more troubling are the radical Islamist ties he maintains today, as respected Islam expert Daniel Pipes documents. Even rabid anti-Semite and leader of the radical Nation of Islam group, Louis Farrakhan, says "the Messiah is absolutely speaking" through Obama.
Which brings us to his most troubling association of all: Obama sat in the church pews for 20 years listening to and absorbing the anti-American, racist, hate-filled sermons of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who claims, among his other lunatic rants, that the United States brought on the 9/11 attacks and deliberately created AIDS in order to commit genocide against black people. Wright's rage-filled preaching of "black liberation theology" – an anti-American, anti-White, Marxist philosophy disguised as Christianity – filled Obama's mind and soul for two decades, and they have unquestionably influenced his worldview.
Sitting at the feet of Jeremiah Wright for two decades and being filled each week with such venom against America and white people can fairly be called a form of brainwashing. If you doubt this statement, try spending 30-60 minutes on YouTube and just listen to random video clips of Wright's "sermons." Then, imagine swallowing this poisonous concoction, in person, every week for 20 years. It would be transformative.
One can go on and on, it's dizzying: Obama worked closely – for years – with William Ayers, a criminal and domestic terrorist who once bombed the Pentagon and other government buildings; there's absolutely compelling evidence – including independent scientific forensic analysis – showing that Ayers wrote all or part of Obama's best selling book "Dreams from My Father"; Obama received crucial funding and other financial benefits from notorious convicted Chicago criminal Tony Rezko; the Obama campaign refuses to produce a simple birth certificate to dispel persistent claims in multiple lawsuits that question the candidate's constitutional qualifications to be U.S. president – it goes on and on, and yet inexplicably, none of it seems to penetrate the minds of those entranced with Obama.
So again, the question: Why, despite a mountain of evidence utterly proving his profound unworthiness to be president, do so many millions of Americans worship Barack Obama? Let's take a closer look.
The magic of envy
In recent decades, more and more Americans have been conditioned by politicians to depend on government to solve their problems. This is how demagogues have long operated. They demonize "the rich," implying they obtained their wealth by exploiting the downtrodden; they stir up racial hatreds at every opportunity; they endlessly bash business and CEOs as evil exploiters; they promise "social justice" and universal happiness if only we will elevate them to power over us.
They do all this by appealing to anger and envy. They know instinctively that if they can stir up and ignite these dark, addictive passions in all of us, they will create a large voting bloc of people dependent on them, and thus be rewarded with great power. In its purest form, this phenomenon is called Marxism, communism, socialism – the spiritual core of which is raw envy. This philosophy of cradle-to-grave security and "wealth redistribution" exerts a powerfully seductive grip on people who have not discovered true inner "government." As William Penn famously said, "Men must be governed by God or they will be ruled by tyrants."
Communism, of course, is atheistic – where the government is the only true god, the giver of blessings, the solver of problems, the dispenser of justice and mercy. This envy-based, class-warfare-fueled revolutionary system talks always of justice, fairness, progress – but the only progress it delivers is from freedom to slavery.
This is the appeal more and more Americans have been conditioned over the years to respond to, as we have progressively fallen away from the Judeo-Christian values that once animated our culture and institutions. The envy-based system Marx unleashed on the world is alive and well, and in different forms it still dominates large parts of the world. In America, it has taken root in the Democrat Party. Ronald Reagan may have destroyed the "evil empire" of the Soviet Union, but you cannot destroy evil itself. Evil remains, and continues to do its job of tempting and, if possible, corrupting the souls of men.
Even the encouragement of immorality – free sex, abortion, homosexuality, easy divorce and so on – is all part and parcel of the socialist modus operandi, because immoral, dysfunctional people who have crossed the moral line and thus become estranged from God now need the "god" of socialist government.
All of this, my friends, is what we're poised to elect as president in the person of Barack Obama.
This has been coming for quite awhile. Americans, many of us anyway, have become increasingly corrupted over the years. We've been conditioned by our leaders into voting for lying, unprincipled, seductive candidates. We almost elected certified wacko Al Gore as president – someone who seriously wants to outlaw the internal combustion engine. Then we almost elected John Kerry – a super-ambitious, unprincipled and thoroughly unlikable man who first achieved notoriety by betraying his Vietnam soldier colleagues, scandalously maligning them as baby-killers before Congress and the nation.
Now, we're very close to electing an even worse candidate – and the reasons for this tell us much about ourselves.
The power of guilt
If you've ever studied disasters like the explosion of the Challenger Space Shuttle or the sinking of the Titanic, you'll find there was not just one reason, but a whole series of factors that seemingly conspired to cause the catastrophe.
One of the "aiding and abetting" factors in the current election is the fact that Obama is black. Let's talk about race.
Americans – even though slavery and segregation are long gone from the national scene – still have a large and understandable reservoir of collective guilt over its past exploitation and mistreatment of blacks.
Guilt is a fantastically powerful factor in all of our lives. It is a very uncomfortable, nagging pain in our conscience, this thing we call guilt. When we're guilty we try to relieve this inner conflict, and this is often a good thing. If we're guilty toward God, for instance, then we naturally want to make up for that guilt by finding reconciliation and obedience to Him. If we've wronged our neighbor and our conscience bothers us, that guilt is the valuable, redeeming factor that prods us to apologize and make restitution if appropriate. Without being able to experience a guilty conscience, we'd all be amoral psychopaths – literally oblivious to whether or not we had done anything wrong.
However, there's another side to guilt. Manipulative and unprincipled humans soon discover how to use our guilt to get their way. They can even make us feel guilty when we haven't done anything wrong – for instance, by way of false accusation, a tactic the left has perfected.
Now, Barack Obama obviously is not to blame for being black – or more to the point, for how people feel about him because of his race. But the fact is, his being black pushes the guilt button in most of us and we simply see him differently than we would if he were white. (Imagine voting for a white guy with such flimsy credentials and ominous associations.) With white voters in particular, there is a strong urge to finally move beyond our collective guilt over slavery and to prove, once and for all, that we're not a nation beset by racism – by electing a black president.
It's not an exaggeration to call this guilt-induced way of looking at Obama, this conditioned attitude, a type of trance. We hold him to a different standard, we see and feel differently about him, than we would if he were white. We have a kindliness, a desire for his success, a form of love and admiration and well-wishing toward Obama, all based on guilt. But love based on guilt is not real love. It's just an unconscious attempt to rid ourselves of guilt. Shelby Steele, author of "White Guilt: How Blacks and Whites Together Destroyed the Promise of the Civil Rights Era," puts it this way: "[Americans] struggle, above all else, to dissociate themselves from the past sins they are stigmatized with."
Yet this guilt phenomenon is also why craven race-baiters like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton still command media respect as "black leaders." We see them through the "white guilt trance," part of which means we're really afraid of being regarded as racists, so we don't criticize these men for their blatant serial demagoguery. Likewise with Obama, there is a great deal of hesitancy to criticize him out of fear of being thought a racist.
You might respond to this by saying: But I don't have any guilt over slavery or segregation. Fine, but it gets much subtler than that.
Did you ever get angry at your kids – and then find yourself "being nice" to them to make up for the guilt of having been impatient? With that in mind, consider just one of many ways guilt (in this case, racial guilt) can find its way into you: Let's say you're walking down the street and a group of black men are walking toward you, and you become fearful (very similar to the story Obama famously told about his white grandmother). That fear has a little resentment attached to it, for that's the nature of fear. But when you become resentful for any reason at all, you automatically incur guilt, because resentment is a wrong, failing way for mature human beings to respond to the stresses of life. Now, saddled with this new guilt associated with black people, a compulsion rises up from within you to make up for that guilt – which you do by discovering a mysterious affinity for black people that wasn't there before. But that "love" isn't real love – it's all rooted in guilt and resentment (just like when you got impatient with your kids, then suddenly became "nice" to them to compensate for your anger). Although my example here centers on race, this guilt principle is universal. Indeed, guilt-based false love is the basis of the ubiquitous "love-hate relationship" that so vexes the human race; hate easily turns into false love, to make up for the guilt of hating. Do you get it?
It's subtle, but this is exactly the kind of dynamic that leads to self-destructive relationships – from personal relationships to electing tyrants.
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A third factor, shaped powerfully by both the secular love of government and the white guilt factor just discussed, is the incomprehensibly unprofessional way the news media have behaved during the 2008 election.
In my estimation, we basically don't have a free press in America any more, other than the "New Media" – that is, talk radio, the Internet and some cable TV. Most of the rest of the establishment media have pretty much committed suicide this year.
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Just imagine that radical activist groups like the ACLU or the strident abortion outfit NARAL decided to start up their own "news organizations," complete with broadcast "anchor people," "reporters" and "correspondents," as well as newspapers and news websites and so on – and with a straight face they called their output "news." Everybody would laugh. Why? Because, while it would have the familiar form of news, it would of course just have the substance of their radical propaganda. No one would take it seriously.
This is exactly what we have in the so-called "mainstream press" today. The New York Times and NBC News, for example, are not true news organizations any more. They've become political and cultural activist organizations pretending to do news. And after having dropped all pretense at fairness this year, everyone knows it. This is why they're more concerned about Joe the plumber's tax bill than about the election being stolen by ACORN – because the elite media have become nothing more nor less than the propaganda ministry and attack dogs for Barack Obama.
Obama, the Manchurian candidate
In the classic 1962 movie thriller "The Manchurian Candidate," a man was programmed by communist handlers, and then emerged into the public arena as a hero, with a largely manufactured history, large parts of which were either obscured or changed. Then he was planted into a position of great influence, having been programmed to usher in tremendous change at the appointed time.
Barack Obama was programmed for years by his atheist, Muslim father, by the communist sex pervert Frank Marshall Davis, by con man Tony Rezko, by domestic terrorist Bill Ayers and others – most of all by black liberation theology screamer Jeremiah Wright. Obama's resume is largely manufactured. There is a total blackout on his college years. His campaign obscures what he did as a "community organizer." All his radical associations are denied or minimized. His miserable legislative record (voting "present" over 100 times to avoid taking a stand), his lack of achievement, his radical views and so on – all have been laundered through the magic of public relations into the near-sacred saga of "The One" who has been sent to serve, and to save, America.
Yet, as I have documented previously, John McCain rendered more genuine service to his country each and every day of those five-and-a-half years he endured in a North Vietnamese prison than Barack Obama has in his entire life.
In "The Manchurian Candidate," several war heroes came back to America from abroad. But one of them harbored a dark agenda, lying in wait, secretly, until it could emerge and transform America.
America has a choice Tuesday between a genuine war hero and a genuine Manchurian candidate.
Choose well.
Betty G

Thursday, October 30, 2008

ANOTHER BUSY DAY

The temp here right now is 73.8. Can you believe it!!! It is beautiful. Dean has finished up the flower beds so he can now forget them.
Daughter Betty and I got our flu shots this morning at the clinic, Dean got his yesterday at the VA clinic. He got his check up, too, for another year.
This afternoon Dean and I voted for McCain. When I voted, I thought, if our mayor had the friends of the bad reputations that Obama's has, I wouldn't vote for them for anything. And consequently I wouldn't vote for Obama either. Follow me?? I know I talk in circles sometimes.
Then Dean and I visited the new flea market building just a couple of blocks from us. The owner has it full of pretties, a lot of them antiques, that I don't buy.
Some of the stuff was garage sale stuff so I did find some things. I was happy.
So, it is now after 5, and my day is probably slow for many, but for me it is busy. And I tire easily so the day is done for me.
Take care,
Betty G

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

CATCHING WILD PIGS

A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange> students in the class. One day while the class was in the> lab the > Professor noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept> rubbing his> back, and stretching as if his back hurt.> > The professor asked the young man what was the matter. The > student told him he had a bullet lodged in his back. He had> been shot while> fighting communists in his native country who were trying> to> overthrow his country's government and install a new> communist government.> > In the midst of his story he looked at the professor and> asked a > strange question. He asked, 'Do you know how to catch> wild pigs?'> > The professor thought it was a joke and asked for the> punchline. The young man said this was no joke. 'You> catch wild pigs by> finding a suitable place in the woods and putting corn on> the> ground. The pigs find it and begin to come everyday to eat> the free corn. When they are used to coming every day, you> put a fence> down one side of the place where they are used to coming.> When they get used> to the fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put> up another side> of the fence. They get used to that and start to eat again.> You continue> until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate> in the last side.> The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start to come> through the gate to> eat, you slam the gate on them and catch the whole herd.> > Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They run> around and around inside the fence, but they are caught.> Soon they go back> to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they> have forgotten how> to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accept their> captivity.> > The young man then told the professor that is exactly what> he sees happening to America. The government keeps pushing> us toward> socialism and keeps spreading the free corn out in the> form of programs such as supplemental income, tax credit> for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies,> payments> not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc..> While we continually lose our freedoms -- just a little at> a time.> > One should always remember: There is no such thing as a> free lunch! Also, a politician will never provide a service> for you cheaper> than you can do it yourself.> > Also, if you see that all of this wonderful government> 'help' is a problem confronting the future of> democracy in America, you> might want to send this on to your friends. If you think> the free ride is> essential to your way of life then you will probably delete> this email, but> God help you when the gate slams shut!> > In this 'very important' election year, listen> closely to what the candidates are promising you !!> > Just maybe you will be able to tell who is about to slam> the gate on America.> > > 'A government big enough to give you everything you> want, is big enough to take away everything you have.> > Thomas Jefferson

Betty G

SURPRISE !!!!

Our kids from Texas have been visiting us so I"m late with this.

Daughter Betty had a potluck for the family Sunday. I thought it was so everyone could visit with them, which I guess it really was. But it was also a surprise for me.

Son Bryant was giving the blessing when I heard him say a happy birthday for Mom. He came over to me after that to see about bringing a plate of food to me, so I told him my birthday was in January, not October.
He said he knew that, this was a belated birthday party for me because they didn't do much for me in January for my day.

And it was, a birthday party with a banner, a birthday cake, presents, and cards.
It was such a wonderful surprise from our kids, I still marvel at it. Our kids find the sweetest cards, I will always keep them and read them.
The gifts all suited me just fine, evan an orchid plant for me to learn to care for from Bryant and Vada and kids. And Bobbi brought me a beginning of that beautiful flower of hers I posted.

It was a wonderful day and I am so thankful for our family and all they mean to me.
Betty G

THIS IS SOOOO FUNNY!!!!!

This is so Funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! From Vada Jane, a granddaughter. Thank you.

Bill, Jim, and Scott were at a convention together and were sharing a large suite on the top of a 75 story sky scraper.After a long day of meetings they were shocked to hear that the elevators in their hotel were broken and they would have to climb 75 flights of stairs to get to their room. Bill said to Jim and Scott, let's break the monotony of this unpleasant task by concentrating on something interesting. I'll tell jokes for 25 flights, and Jim can sing songs for 25 flights, and Scott can
tell sad stories the rest of the way. At the 26th floor Bill stopped telling jokes and Jim began to sing. At the 51st floorJim stopped singing and Scott began to tell sad stories. "I will tell my saddest story first," he said. "I left the room key in the car!"

Betty G

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

A CREATIVE APPROACH

This from a granddaughter and I thank her.
Here is a creative approach to redistribution of wealth as offered in a local newspaper...Today on my way to lunch I passed a homeless guy with a sign that read "Vote Obama, I need the money." I laughed.Once in the restaurant my server had on a "Obama 08" tie, again I laughed as he had given away his political preference--just imagine the coincidence.When the bill came I decided not to tip the server and explained to him that I was exploring the Obama redistribution of wealth concept. He stood there in disbelief while I told him that I was going to redistribute his tip to someone who I deemed more in need--the homeless guy outside. The server angrily stormed from my sight.I went outside, gave the homeless guy $10 and told him to thank the server inside as I've decided he could use the money more. The homeless guy was grateful.At the end of my rather unscientific redistribution experiment I realized the homeless guy was grateful for the money he did not earn, but the waiter was pretty angry that I gave away the money he did earn even though the actual recipient needed money more.I guess redistribution of wealth is an easier thing to swallow in concept than in practical application.=============
Betty G

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

ELECTING THIS PRESIDENT

Everyone that knows me, knows how much I want a Republican to win this election.
But, I know, this could be my last presidential election, as I am 82 years old. You have to see now how important it is to me.
If Obama would win, I would have to live with it, but I probably wouldn't bother to see what he is doing, as I would live with the past, and not the present. I may not care what he does or what the Democrat Congress does. I will not have any sayso in the matters.

BUT, I can still give my opinions.
Today I read that a political action group, Vests for Freedom, has criticized Obama for skipping 45% of Senate votes on Iraq, and never holding a single hearing while he was chairman of the committee overseeing Afghanistan.
This is hard for me to believe and hard to understand how he plans to lead others.

Then, there are the three lessons learned from the story of Joe the plummer about Obama.

1. I will tax just the rich. That is over "$90,000." I would love to just once, see that amount come into this house!!!Then I would want to keep it.
For Joe the plummer, he says he won't be able to hire employees and grow a business. His plans were to buy a business and start anew.

2. I want to give a tax cut to the middle class.
This means an automatic 5% max tax increase on almost all taxpayers by letting the Bush tax cuts expire. Bet you haven't heard Bush had something good going.
He wants to almost double capital gains taxes from 15% to almost 30%.
He has promised taxes on gas and energy. And also to hike the dividend tax.

3.I want to make America more secure.
While some crazies promise to destroy the USA and Israel, Obama has promised to gut the missile defense program created by President Reagan.
Then spend money to invest in unproven missile defense systems.

Then, cut billions from the Defense Dpt. Disarming us won't make us more secure.
I don't think he has a clue for keeping us safe.

So, I will complain about him while I can.
Betty G

Monday, October 20, 2008

PEGGY SINGING

Ever listen to those old tapes you made years ago? Do they just sit in a box somewhere and wait for you to get back to them?

I did today.
Haven't heard Betty sing since she was in school where she did sing solos and duets in choir.
One was Daughter Peggy singing 22 years ago at church. I hadn't heard her sing much since then. I think the last time was at Grandson Buck's funeral about two years ago.

Peg has a lovely voice and I wish she would sing more ( I don't want funerals so she can sing). I just wish she would sing more.

Daughter Bobbi sang a duet with granddaughter Jeni at our 50th wedding anniversary at church. Daughter Peggy sang a duet with a girl at Daughter Bobbi's wedding. And I have heard that Daughter Vada really belts our a song, but I haven't heard her sing anything. Daughter Brandy tells me she can't, just can't sing.

Son Gary sang in the choir in school. Bryant never did anything like that. He was a drummer until he rammed his hand through a door/window at school. I don't know if he sings or not.

Dean is pretty good with singing, I just croak, it's my age.

So, I am happy with all of them. All of us are to sing in Heaven.

That is a promise for which I am thankful to the Lord.
Betty G

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

QUESTIONS, LOOKING FOR ANSWERSI

I am considering giving up reading about the election. Not really, but so much is about Obama's friends and how Obama got his ideas, and his ideas are not to our good.
I would like to get some answers to questions I have read.

1. How did America gt to the point when a greenhorn like Obama could be within a breath of the Presidency?
And may I ask on my own, who will Obama have in his cabinet, and his advisors?

2. Why are so many Islamofascists who are sworn to the destruction of America also actively campaign for Obama?
This I didn't know.

3. What special rights would Muslims demand, and receive, from Obama?
I must say, we are doing this already, but it could get worse.

4. After refusing to condem MoveOn.org for calling General Petraeus a war criminal, how could Obama be an effective Commander-in-Chief?

5. What are called Obama's labor watchdogs?
I haven't a clue so I hope someone will explain this to me.

Betty G

Friday, October 10, 2008

PREGNANCY CENTERS TO BE TARGETED

I read this today. Pregnancy Centers to "provide abortion alternatives. could be shut down or face severe regulations if Obama wins this election. "
These helpers are a priority of mine. I worked with a local group, 20 years ago, and what little I did, was done with all my heart.
Young wives considering abortion, sometimes the husband was insisting on it. Teens scared and looking at abortion, sometimes the parents were pushing it. It seemed that it was the college age coming in the most. My guess it is more numerous now.
And the center I was a volunteer for really helped them. We had furniture and clothing, and other necessary helps, and the girls made it through the pregnancy. And at no cost.

The center is still working, more and more, with more help and more volunteers, and the Democrats want it stopped. There is no federal money at the center I was at, but that makes little difference with the Democrats, they just simply want it stopped.

A bill was introduced in April to do this. It will pass if Democrats get the White House.
Betty G

WANT TO SEE ME CRY?

Bobbi said she was going to do more searching re taxes. I hope she does. I am on the verge of crying re this election.
Why anyone would vote for a man who is so involved with the wrong people is more than I can understand. Who would he have as his advisors? Who would he have as his spoke persons? What would he do re anything as president?
A man who has been schooled to hate the United States. To hate the constitution. Who has more secrets that I can imagine.
A man with so many questions re his life and that we have never heard any answers.
And the biggest question, where was he born? Is he an American citizen? Why don't we hear the answer to this?

I am very uneasy with him and his winning the White House. I do not believe he is an American first and whatever second.

Betty G

Thursday, October 09, 2008

TAXES

Been reading about Obama's tax plan to raise taxes on those in the higher brackets.

Discovered Wal-Mart paid 37.4% in 2007. The USA has the second highest corporate tax rate in the world, 35%.

Reading - if we raise business taxes they will leave the USA. China is now offering some companies a no-tax policy - none at all.

Goodbye business here.

Then where will we be?

Betty G

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

PROUD OF MY GRANDSON

Bobbi sent this to me and I just have to post it. It makes me so proud.
Grandson Matthew, Bobbi's son, was presented with the Outstanding Service Award for Portage County, at the county banquet.
Matthew is a fire fighter and the award was for a rescue of children from a car fire.
Congratulations, Matthew!!

So, I wanted everyone to know.
Matthew is also a paramedic and he was the one tending to a little girl who had gashed her foot on her bicycle, when we were having a picnic this summer. I posted that.

Betty G

AMERICAN QUEEN

American Queen, a huge river boat on the Mississippi River. Today it is sitting at LaCrosse at a beautiful park.
I do not live in LaCrosse so know very little about the park, or even the boat, but I would love to go there and see it up close.
LaCrosse provides a cam view via the internet, so the boat at the park can be watched. I have wanted to see it come into port but never get there on time. Today it came in at 8 a.m., and I, of course, thought of it at twenty minutes after 8. It was already there. I tried to see it leave once but it just disappears, as if by a magic wand. So even missed that.
Our daughter, Bobbi, lives in the area and she has been there to see it up close, huge!!! She sends me the schedule for the Queen so I do get to see it parked there.
I know so little about it, maybe Bobbi will comment on its route.
It certainly makes a beautiful picture. Try www.explorelacrosse.com and click on the box for the live web cam. Today it leaves by 1 p.m. The next dates are the 16th, 1 to 5, and the 20th, 8 to 1. Enjoy.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

PALIN & BIDEN DEBATE

Someone asked my opinion of the debate tonight. I think Gov. Palin won without telling lies like Biden was doing. I was thrilled with her performance.
Now if you have an opinion and send it to me, I may, or I may not, print it.
Betty G

OCTOBER DATES

Another small list, but important!!

October 1, my Aunt Margaret's birthday, I think she will be 87, I got it wrong last year.
October 14, Bryant and Vada's 19th anniversary. Precious to us.
October 21, granddaughter Sara, now mothering five children, has a birthday.
October 27, Lowell and Sara have an anniversary, and a busy month!!
October 26, Jeremy'b birthday. He the martial arts/policeman grandson. 34 this year.
October is also flu shot month.

Best wishes and happy times, to you all.
If I missed something or someone, please let me know.
Betty G