Saturday, November 08, 2008

President Obama To Bring Back Slavery

Sweetness & Light reported From President-Select Obama’s new website

“Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by developing a plan to require 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year.”
Someone should tell Mr. Obama that Mr. Lincoln freed the slaves. While they are at it, they should also tell this Constitutional scholar that the Constitution now forbids involuntary servitude:
Amendment XIII

Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
The Republican Party got rid of slavery 143 years (and a bloody Civil War) ago.

And the Democrats have been working ever since to bring it back.
The closest they got, before now, was welfare, which kept blacks in a continual second-class citizen status. Republicans, with Clinton's help, got rid of welfare in the 90s, but it looks like the Democrats may want to reinstate it with their Share the Wealth programs.
It should be noted that when this “service” program was mention during the campaign it sounded quite “voluntary.”

Indeed, there was even a financial incentive promised.

From the Obama campaign site
“Obama and Biden will set a goal that all middle and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year, and will establish a new tax credit that is worth $4,000 a year in exchange for 100 hours of public service a year.”
What a difference an election makes.

But they realized they got caught, and as Allahpundit noted:
If one day of carping in the blogosphere is enough to get The One to reverse himself, maybe we can work with this guy after all.... the plan as of this afternoon:
Obama will call on citizens of all ages to serve America, by setting a goal that all middle school and high school students do 50 hours of community service a year and by developing a plan so that all college students who conduct 100 hours of community service receive a universal and fully refundable tax credit ensuring that the first $4,000 of their college education is completely free.
Interesting that he suddenly decided to slap a number on the program, too.


Blue Dogs threaten to bite

TheHill reported Blue Dog Democrats Friday called on the Democratic Caucus to support “moderate voices” in the slew of leadership decisions the party will be making this month.
"Moderate voices" in the Democratic Party leadership???
The release did not name any of the races or contenders, but Blue Dog sources say it can be seen as preliminary support for Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.) in a brewing bid for vice chairman of the caucus and Rep. John Dingell (D-Mich.) in his fight to stave off a committee chairmanship challenge from Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.).

Ed Morrissey blogged I’m not sure that anyone would have described John Dingell as a Blue Dog Democrat before now, but he’s certainly more moderate than Henry Waxman. Waxman wants Dingell out of the Energy and Commerce Committee so that Waxman can pursue more radical solutions on global warming. Dingell wants to protect the auto industry from excessive regulation, and has fought back against Waxman’s attempt to wrest control of the committee away from him.

The Blue Dogs see this kind of leftward tilt as a threat to their seats. If the 111th Congress runs hard to the left, voters in their more conservative districts will punish them by replacing them with Republican challengers in 2010 — and Democrats will lose their majority just as they did in 1994.
Just a the blue dogs were elected from conservative districts because Republicans forgot their small government roots.
Their need for self-preservation pushes them to get more of their members into leadership.
They also need to join with Republicans in blocking some of the extreme left legislative attempts.
This leadership fight will give voters a clear indication of how radical the upcoming single-party government will get. If the Blue Dogs get their committee chairs and their leadership positions, they may help keep the worst excesses of Pelosi and Barack Obama in check. If not, we can expect major overreach, and Republicans can start getting ready to take back these conservative districts in two years.


Pelosi said CA voters were stupid

San Francisco Chronicle reported In a wide-ranging interview with The Chronicle, Pelosi said she believes some voters might not have fully understood the initiative, which overturned a state Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage
That ruling overturned an earlier proposition when voters said they did not want same-sex marriages.
The measure was approved 52 to 48 percent. "Unfortunately, I think people thought they were making a statement about what their view of same-sex marriage was," the San Francisco Democrat said. "I don't know if it was clear that this meant that we are amending the Constitution to diminish freedom in our state."
Which was necessary because otherwise the Supreme Court would have overruled their wishes again.


Wednesday, November 05, 2008

At least CA had some sense

As the Los Angeles Times said, California voters approve Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriages



It looks like if you can't win it honestly, voter fraud is the way to get the White House. I am certainly not happy right now, but I like the way The Onion put it: Black Man Given Nation's Worst Job

African-American man Barack Obama, 47, was given the least-desirable job in the entire country Tuesday when he was elected president of the United States of America. In his new high-stress, low-reward position, Obama will be charged with such tasks as completely overhauling the nation's broken-down economy, repairing the crumbling infrastructure, and generally having to please more than 300 million Americans and cater to their every whim on a daily basis. As part of his duties, the black man will have to spend four to eight years cleaning up the messes other people left behind. The job comes with such intense scrutiny and so certain a guarantee of failure that only one other person even bothered applying for it. Said scholar and activist Mark L. Denton, "It just goes to show you that, in this country, a black man still can't catch a break."
I am happy to hear Oklahoma voters approve 4 state questions but sad to hear Tulsa streets proposals pass.

I am sorry to see Franken apparently tied with Coleman in MN, and that Murtha did not go down in PA. I am sorry to see that William “Cold Cash” Jefferson cruised to victory, and while I don't want the Dems to have a filibuster proof Senate, I am sorry to see that convicted criminal Sen. Ted Stevens is in a dead heat and may yet win re-election in Alaska. Happy to see Inhofe and Sullivan win over Rice and Oliver, Sorry to see Karen Keith prevailed over Sally Bell. It looks like the judges survived. I always vote on rejection of all of them, and Michael Bates said some of them should have gone down.


Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Calrissian versus Palpatine

It's almost over, but I would rather see these ads than the stuff we have been seeing from both sides.

See more funny videos at Funny or Die


Monday, November 03, 2008

If you for Obama you will go to hell

Bishop Robert Finn makes it clear that you put your eternal salvation at risk by voting for Obama

He goes on to quote paragraphs 2274

2274 Since it must be treated from conception as a person, the embryo must be defended in its integrity, cared for, and healed, as far as possible, like any other human being.
and 2322
2322 From its conception, the child has the right to life. Direct abortion, that is, abortion willed as an end or as a means, is a "criminal" practice (GS 27 § 3), gravely contrary to the moral law. The Church imposes the canonical penalty of excommunication for this crime against human life.
of the Catechism