Is it any wonder why the Anointed One is only going to be a “one term” president? Could it be that he has been “found out?”
Archive for August, 2010
Maybe we should turn to our history books and point out to people like Mr. Lujan why today’s American is not willing to accept this new kind of immigrant any longer. Back in 1900 when there was a rush from all areas of Europe to come to the United States, people had to get off a ship and stand in a long line in New York and be documented.
Some would even get down on their hands and knees and kiss the ground. They made a pledge to uphold the laws and support their new country in good and bad times. They made learning English a primary rule in their new American households and some even changed their names to blend in with their new home.
They had waved goodbye to their birth place to give their children a new life and did everything in their power to help their children assimilate into one culture. Nothing was handed to them. No free lunches, no welfare, no labor laws to protect them. All they had were the skills and craftsmanship they had brought with them to trade for a future of prosperity.
Most of their children came of age when World War II broke out. My father fought along side men whose parents had come straight over from Germany, Italy, France and Japan. None of these 1st generation Americans ever gave any thought about what country their parents had come from. They were Americans fighting Hitler, Mussolini and the Emperor of Japan. They were defending the United States of America as one people.
When we liberated France, no one in those villages were looking for the French American, the German American or the Irish American. The people of France saw only Americans. And we carried one flag that represented one country. Not one of those immigrant sons would have thought about picking up another country’s flag and waving it to represent who they were. It would have been a disgrace to their parents who had sacrificed so much to be here. These immigrants truly knew what it meant to be an American. They stirred the melting pot into one red, white and blue bowl.
And here we are with a new kind of immigrant who wants the same rights and privileges. Only they want to achieve it by playing with a different set of rules, one that includes the entitlement card and a guarantee of being faithful to their mother country. I’m sorry, that’s not what being an American is all about. I believe that the immigrants who landed on Ellis Island in the early 1900’s deserve better than that for all the toil, hard work and sacrifice in raising future generations to create a land that has become a beacon for those legally searching for a better life. I think they would be appalled that they are being used as an example by those waving foreign country flags.
And for that suggestion about taking down the Statue of Liberty, it happens to mean a lot to the citizens who are voting on the immigration bill. I wouldn’t start talking about dismantling the United States just yet.
Here’s a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent inter-action between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester in a Metro station in Washington, D.C. There were protesters on the train platform handing out pamphlets, on the “evils” of America . I politely declined to take one.
The elderly woman was behind me getting off the escalator and a young (20-ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she politely declined. The young protester gently put her hand on the old woman’s shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice the young lady said, “Lady, don’t you care about the children of Iraq ?”
The old woman looked up at her and said, “Honey, my father died in France during World War II, I lost my husband in Korea, and a son in Vietnam . All three died so you could have the right to stand here and badmouth our country. If you touch me again, I’ll interpret your actions as an assault, stick this umbrella up your ass and open it.”
This is NYC on Madison Ave during afternoon prayers at a lower Manhattan mosque.
Do you see what is going on?
HERE’S YOUR SIGN
We are not allowed to put up a creche (a Christmas scene with the baby Jesus, Mother Mary, Joseph, the Three Wise Men, the animals…)
But… Muslims can block traffic every Friday afternoon by worshipping in the streets because there’s not enough room in the mosque. Something is happening in America that is reminiscent of what has already happened in Europe: the Islamization of the world. This is Political Correctness gone crazy.
These pictures are an accurate depiction of what is happening every Friday afternoon during rush hour throughout NYC where the mosque is too small to accomodate the numbers of Muslims wanting to “exercise” their rights. They fill the surrounding streets, facing east (towards Mecca) for a couple of hours between 2 and 4 P.M.
Besides this one at 42nd and Madison Avenue, there is an even larger group at 94th Street and 3rd Avenue. And notice where the women are sitting in the crowd: IN THE BACK.
If you’re ever over in one of their countries visiting, and you see a local hauling livestock around in a truck, guess where his wife (or wives) ride? You got it: in the back… with the livestock.
“For evil to flourish, all that is needed is for good
people to do nothing.” Edmund Burke
Okay, let me get this straight. We’re going to be “gifted” with a health care plan we are forced to purchase and fined if we don’t, written by a committee whose chairman says he doesn’t understand it, and passed by a Congress that hasn’t read it but exempts themselves from it, to be signed by a president who smokes, whose wife goes on exotic vacations to Spain on the taxpayer’s “nickel” with funding administered by a treasury chief who didn’t pay his taxes, to be overseen by a surgeon general who is obese, and financed by a country that’s broke.
What else could possibly go wrong with this?
Hispanic voters largely supported Barack Obama in the 2008 election after he vowed to influential Univision anchor Jorge Ramos that he would draft an immigration reform bill during his first year in office.
More than a year has come and gone, no immigration bill has been forthcoming, and Obama is increasingly coming under criticism from Hispanic media figures — including Ramos himself.
“He has a credibility problem right now with Latinos,” said Ramos, an anchor on Univision — the nation’s largest Spanish-language television network — for more than 20 years who has been called the Walter Cronkite of Spanish-language media.
(Editor’s Note: No shit! He has a credibility problem with everybody else, too!)
He told Politico, “Latinos voted overwhelmingly for President Obama, and they expected him to keep his promise, and he broke his promise.
“If he was able to get 60 votes for financial reform, if he can get 60 votes to extend unemployment benefits, how come he can’t get 60 votes for immigration reform?”
Ramos is not alone. Telemundo anchor Jose Diaz-Balart complained on ABC’s “Meet the Press” in April that Obama’s campaign vow, known as “La Promesa de Obama,” has gone unmet.
After Obama said in May that he would send 1,200 guards to the Mexican border, an editorial in El Diario La Prensa asked, “Who’s in charge in Washington?”
Following Obama’s immigration speech in July, La Opinion, the nation’s largest Spanish-language daily, titled an editorial, “Words are not enough.”
And Andres Oppenheimer, a columnist for El Nuevo Herald, declared, “Obama came up short.”
Hispanics voted 67 percent for Obama versus 31 percent for Republican John McCain, according to an analysis by the Pew Hispanic Center. But Obama’s approval rating among Hispanics dropped from 69 early this year to 57 percent in May, according to the Gallup Poll.
Members of the Obama administration “know they are in trouble with the Hispanic community, and the problem in November is the Hispanic vote may be up for grabs again,” Ramos told Politico. “My fear is they might not vote. They don’t feel protected or supported by either party.”
House Minority Leader John Boehner has suggested several names for the new stimulus bill Democrats rammed through Congress last week — none of them complimentary.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi summoned lawmakers back from summer break and they voted 61 to 39 on Tuesday to approve the emergency $26 billion stimulus-type bill that Democrats said would save 300,000 jobs. President Obama immediately signed it into law.
But Democrats were in such a rush to pass the bill that on Sunday night, two days before the vote, the legislation still did not have a name.
Congress’ official website called it the “____ Act of ____,” and the Library of Congress referred to it as the “XXXXXX Act of XXXX.”
Republicans said the bill is an election-year gift to teachers and public workers unions, CNSNews reported.
“A nameless bill for a hopeless cause is a fitting metaphor for a Democratic Congress that refuses to listen to the American people and abandon its job-killing agenda,” said Boehner. The Ohio lawmaker referred to it as the “union-boss bailout” bill and offered several names for the legislation:
- Save Our “Stimulus” (SOS) Act
- “Recovery Summer” Bailout Act (Cash for Flunkers)
- Delivering Unions a Major Boost (DUMB) Act
- Helping Election Expenditures, Hurting American Workers (HEEHAW) Act
- Democracy Is Strengthened by Clearly Leveraging and Optimizing Special-Interests’ Effectiveness (DISCLOSE) Act
- Rescuing Incumbent Democrats Is Costly (RIDIC) Act
- Summertime Cash for Union Bosses Instead of Spending Cuts for Taxpayers Act
- Frivolous Act of Ineffective Largesse (FAIL) Act
- Naming These Things Hasn’t Gotten Us Anywhere, So Why Bother Act
Boehner said, “The American people don’t want more Washington ‘stimulus’ spending — especially in the form of a political season payoff to union bosses.”