"LET'S TALK ABOUT IT"
Thursday, November 19, 2009
By the way Mr. Obama you and your administration made the decision to prosecute these animals in NYC. You wanted the whole world to see how our Judicial System in this country is fair to everyone and it works. Therefore Mr. President stop going on National TV and calling these men GUILTY because I would like to remind you that in this country we are innocent until proven guilty. You cannot have it both ways. This man could not run the neighborhood candy store. You LIBERALS put him up there and we CONSERVATIVES will get him out. Please feel free to add your comments.Stay tuned...
Posted by joey perez at 7:11 AM
Sarah Palin is on her book tour and folks I have seen her on several of her interviews. This is the new Sarah Palin. My friends she sounds very confident speaking about the issues and believe it or not without the use of a teleprompter. Like her father said she has not retreated she is just reloading.This woman has been doing her homework and the so called main stream media is not going to have their way with her anymore. She sounds informed on the issues and very articulate. Unlike Robert Gibbs and our teleprompter reading President who cannot put a sentence together without the um, um ,um thing going. There is no hesitation on her part when replying to any question posed to her. I have seen her on several of her interviews and folks this is a strong woman ready to tackle the establishment. If she grew crowds during her campaign alongside the inept John McCain then this time around it is going to be greater. It was a learning experience for her on that campaign trail last year. This time around she is equipped with the confidence and grasp of the issues expected from our leaders. The Dems better watch out because the month of November has been a total disaster for this administration although you will not hear that from this state run media. This month has been a total debacle for them. From the economy to the Ft. Hood shootings to the decision to prosecute these terrorists in NYC to the health care debate, cap and trade, troops to Afghanistan, nuclear weapons in Iran and to add insult to injury another failed trip overseas, these people are lost. I did not think any administration could be as bad as Jimmy Carter's but these people are really out of their league. To the lame stream media they are the best thing since sliced bread and will continue to do their dirty work because to them Obama is too big to fail. That is why their viewers are fleeing and they have no credibility anymore with the American people. Just like a one legged man in an ass kicking contest they have been taking it from Fox News, a fair and balanced news network. Sarah please keep calling these people out and we will prevail. Please feel free to add your comments.Stay tuned...
Posted by joey perez at 6:52 AM
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
This civilian trial for KSM (which will take years) is just another ploy by the Dems to put Bush and our CIA on trial. They will have the ACLU do their dirty work for them. If for some reason this does not work and they get off on some technicality it will not matter to them because they would have done their damage and will be long gone. By the time these trials are over Obama’s presidency would have been a thing of the past. The hatred for former President Bush is so great that they cannot let it go. Cowboy Diplomacy or not President Bush kept us safe. I cannot say the same for this administration. They have only been in office for about 11 months and we have already had a taste (Ft. Hood) of what is to come. I hate to say it but you heard it here first...do not be surprised if these terrorists notch it up another level and start strapping bombs to themselves and as suicide bombers blow themselves up at your local McDonalds. Innocent lives will pay the price in our own neighborhoods just as they do in Israel. We are in harms way and I do not feel safe anymore knowing that this President is so soft on animals of this kind. We will be attacked on our own soil again and again unless we put someone in office that will uphold the oath he took to protect this nation. Stay tuned...
Posted by joey perez at 6:59 AM
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
I know that I have written about this issue several times but it is very important to me. What is the delay now on sending additional troops to Afghanistan. Mr. President make your decision. This is not like choosing your White House pet. Our men and women are in danger and as you prolong this decision this is escalated on the battlefield. Either get them the additional help they need or bring them home. It is not right for our soldiers to keep putting their lives on the line when they do not have the help that our Generals have requested. President Obama spoke of a new strategy months ago. He replaced the acting General there with his own, General McChrystal. General McChrystal has requested the additional troops and our President is still undecided. What is it with this man that he finds it so difficult to take a stand. He took an oath to defend this country yet when it comes to national security he has always dithered. During press conferences when he is asked we cannot get a straight reply from him. Is this what we want from our President? Or would we prefer someone who can make a decision and stand by it regardless of how the political winds are blowing. Playing politics with such a crucial situation is outrageous and immoral. Our men and women need our complete support and they are certainly on the short end. What in the world is he doing in Asia when we have so many issues here to deal with. What nonsense is he taking care of in China? Who the hell cares? He better get his priorities straight. I have no idea when this man is on the job. He has taken more trips than his predecessors and has only been in office for close to a year. Air Force One is one big toy for him. When he is not out of the country he is on TV in campaign mode. Can someone please tell him that he has been elected and the elections are over. Mr. President please stay in your office and get some work done like the rest of us. Stop running away from the issues because they will be there on your return. I have no idea when this man works. I get up every morning and get the job done just like most Americans do. This man is living it up like a Rock Star. He is either on tour or performing on National TV. I am sick and tired of seeing his image on my tube day in and day out. Mr. President get to work like the rest of us and perhaps we can resolve some of these critical issues that our country faces TODAY. If not then we will got to work in 2012 and send you where you belong, to the unemployment offices. Stay tuned...
Posted by joey perez at 7:05 AM
Monday, November 16, 2009
In the name of all Americans Obama again bends over and grabs his ankles. The White House will say that he was working his abs this time. After all he is pretty fit. Abs of steel but when it comes to foreign policy he is full of mush.
Here is a story that appeared on Newsmax written by Daniel Ruddy...
|President Obama created a new presidential precedent when he bowed to the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko Saturday. |
No president of the United States in the more than 230 years since the country was founded in 1776 had ever bowed to a member of royalty. That was until Barack Obama’s presidency.
In April, President Obama bowed to the Saudi king during the G-20 meeting. At the time, Obama’s deferential bow was somewhat obscured, and the White House insisted that the president simply had leaned forward to shake the king’s hand.
But the president's recent demonstration of royal deference to the Japanese emperor and empress suggests his earlier action was no aberration.
What should we make of this? Is it trivial to worry about what on its face could easily be interpreted as nothing more than a polite gesture by our president to respect the culture of a country?
America was founded on republican virtues — small “r,” that is. Like the French Republic, our nation does not recognize royalty or social rank, especially from officials of the republic.
The conduct of our president when he deals with foreign leaders is a serious matter. After all, he represents the American people and our Constitution.
Indeed, when President Obama bows before a foreign leader, the whole country bows with him.
It is difficult to grasp what President Obama’s motives are for bowing to foreign royalty (it would be nice if a reporter asked his press secretary Robert Gibbs why he does it).
But Obama’s motives do not really matter when we consider his behavior.
What matters is how the rest of the world will interpret his actions. When it comes to bowing before foreign leaders, there is a fine line between showing politeness and servility, between respect and weakness.
The United States leads the free world, and it goes without saying that our president as commander in chief is duty bound to protect the nation, and our allies by treaty. He should act in such a way that strengthens, not weakens, his position.
If we as American citizens wonder about how our president should act with foreign leaders when he meets with them in person, let us look to the history of the United States for guidance.
First, there is our cherished Constitution. When the Founding Fathers wrote it, they made abundantly clear their distaste of the hereditary forms of government that then dominated Europe.
Article I, section 9 of the U.S. Constitution states: "No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State."
As the nation’s first constitutional leader, President George Washington set the tone. When it was proposed that he be called “His Highness the President of the United States of America and the Protector of Their Liberties,” Washington scoffed at the idea and demanded he be called simply, “Mr. President.”
No president better exemplifies the republican virtues of the country than Thomas Jefferson, who had a purely American disdain for the pretensions of royal power which he believed were not legitimately derived from the people.
As he stated so eloquently in the Declaration of Independence, power was not derived from bloodlines or royal coronations. Instead he argued that since “all men are created equal” a government should exist by “deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
Jefferson’s breezy indifference to the English monarchy was on display during his first days in the White House.
When the monarch’s new ambassador to the United States called for the first time to present his credentials he was not required to bow in front of the nation’s sovereign. In accordance with American values, he was assumed to be an equal, not a subject.
And so all he had to do was walk up to the White House and knock on the door (there were no guards or royal attendants).
Once he was beckoned inside, "a tall, high-boned man came into the room. He was dressed, or rather undressed, in an old brown coat, red waistcoat, old corduroy small-clothes much soiled, woollen hose, and slippers without heels. I thought him a servant,” said the visitor, “when General Varnum surprised me by announcing that it was the president."
According to the historian Henry Adams, the casual dress and easy-going manners of the new president were more important than they might seem at first glance.
“The seriousness of Jefferson's experiments in etiquette,” Adams observed, “consisted in the belief that they were part of a political system which involved a sudden change of policy toward two great powers. [They] were but the social expression of an altered feeling which found its political expression in acts marked by equal disregard of usage.”
The British ambassador and other diplomats to the United States were offended by Jefferson’s refusal to follow the rules of the Old World, but that did not matter to Jefferson or his countrymen, who re-elected him with a resounding majority of popular support.
Jefferson understood that symbolism was important.
Another president who promoted this egalitarian ideal was Franklin Roosevelt.
In 1939 he invited the king and queen of England to visit the United States to bolster Anglo-American unity in the face of the growing fascist threat. Roosevelt never bowed to the king or queen — or any foreign royalty, for that matter.
On this special occasion, he simply demonstrated American hospitality.
As the British journalist Alistair Cooke detailed: “Roosevelt took them [the Royal couple] off to Hyde Park [his Hudson River estate] and drove his own hand-run automobile into the grounds and gave them a hot dog lunch. Well, this was a shocker to the British, but it's the thing he would do. You see, he was a natural aristocrat, Roosevelt was. He didn't have to put on airs.”
Roosevelt was also an American through and through and secure in his standing as a world leader.
There is a lesson here for President Obama, who appears intent on upending more than two centuries of American protocol. When he as president bows before a Saudi king or a Japanese emperor, he is sending an implicit message to millions of people around the world that the leader of the free world accepts the notion that some people are born to a higher rank than others.
But when our president stands up straight and extends his hand in friendship to all civilized nations, there is no danger, there is only opportunity — opportunity to communicate the values and spirit that Jefferson so eloquently conveyed to the rest of the world — “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Posted by joey perez at 10:34 AM