Justice Dept. Drops America Colors

The colors of the American Flag is a representation of the History of this Great Country.  Within the colors, are the historic beginnings of a new nation that was yearning for Freedom.   Long ago, people have either forgotten, taken for granite, or even lost the meanings of what brought us here, to this country.

The Old Web Logo

The ribbons of Red and White, the Stars….!

This is the message that our Flag reminds us.

This is why we Trust It when we see it.

When we see it disappear, then the colors have no meaning.

They have no rules.  They have no law.  They have justice.

And like Star Wars, when the empire takes control of the territory , the Colors Change.


It will take you to the “United States Justice Department“, and behold what his hand has brought forth!

“The common law is the will of mankind, issuing from the life of the people.”

Are we in trouble?


What’s For Dinner?

Make With It, What You Want

Taxes and Chess

Ever since Obama’s ascendancy into what we now know as the, Regime of Economic Destruction.   It’s interesting to note where Obama stands on the Economic Chessboard.

At the end of this year, the Bush Tax Cuts, are going to expire.  Some people like to call these tax cuts, tax cuts for the rich.  However, that could not be further from the truth, everybody benefited from the Bush Tax cuts.  But as of midnight, 2011, January 1, the tax cuts expire and jump back to their original rates.

A Tax increase would be devastating to our fragile economy.  Congress has not done anything to extend the Tax Cuts.

So what’s Obama’s move?

Extend the tax Cuts, or Let Them Expire?

Here’s a thought.  If Obama agrees to extend the Bush Tax Cuts, then Obama repudiates his claim that he inherited an economic disaster.  Instead, Obama will be agreeing with Bush’s Tax Cuts.  For two years, Obama has been saying the Bush’s 8 years in office created this economic mess.  But if Obama extends the Tax Cuts, then Obama is saying that Bush was Right.

However, if Obama lets the Bush Tax Cuts expire, which will be the same as a Tax Increase, which will effect every working American.  Then, only God knows what will happen.

Take the Poll

What’s for Dinner?

Pan Seared Sesame Crusted Ahi Tuna with Jasmine Rice and Saute’ Sweet Snap Peas

[And Yes, It’s Rare Inside]


The Liberal Mindset

A Mental Disorder

I’m beginning to believe that Michael Savage is correct in that assessment.  The paranoid often blame others for their own disorders.   Lately, there’s been some real evidence of this to date.  When top leaders within our own government call for the investigation of its citizens, for opposing an act of bad taste and judgment, then we truly have a government that wants its people In-Fear of its reach.

Soft Tyranny it is when your government, with all its resources, begins to bully its constituents.  It was the liberal that first charged another of wrongdoing, after committing the crime themselves.  The other comes in forms of violence, that’s always abhorred, but excused after the facts come about that another fellow liberal has assaulted someone, for not following the liberal mindset.  These stories seem to vanish quickly, and nothing is done in the follow-up.  If this person had been a right-wing yahoo, as the liberal would claim; “They’re angry, hateful, dangerous people“!  Then, an incident with another political view, with polar opposites to the liberal mindset; that person must be watched.

Michael Enright, pictured here after his arrest for stabbing a Muslim cab driver.  At first glance, the left poured their hate against the right, and accused this guy of being some Tea Partier gone mad with Anti-Muslim hate.  So eager, and sure of themselves, that finally, we have clean cut white guy, who looks the part of the Tea Party (or so they thought).

As it turns out, this guy is a supporter of the Cordoba House.  That Mosque that some moslum extremists want to put up near Ground Zero.  He had an argument with the cabbie, because the cabbie was against building a Mosque so close to Ground Zero.  So, when a liberal doesn’t like the message, the tone, the content of the subject, they resort to what they do best.  Lash out and stab the cab driver.

This liberal Enright, who’s not very bright,  put a man in the hospital.  He slashed his throat, while yelling “Al salaam aalaykum”, which means “Peace be upon you”, or something like that.

So, like in the final moments of the classic horror file, “Invasion of The Body Snatchers“, when Donald Sutherland lifts his arm and points while letting out a blood curdling scream, the liberals clamored with their collective souls and started the howls Racism.  And every other “ism” you could think of.

But, that quickly died away

Liberalism – no matter what you look like, it’s still a mental disorder.  Enjoy being somebody’s biotch.

Now, if this had been a Tea Party person that committed this crime, this would be big news.  This guy’s background and history would be smeared everywhere.  Remember the guy who crashed his plane into the IRS building in Texas?  That was Joseph A Stack, a disgruntled tax payer, angry with the government, and who left a lengthy manifesto describing his hatred for America.  Soon after that, the liberal mindset was to immediately blame this anger on right-wing frustration with this government’s direction.  That quickly died when his ranting’s were more of a loony, than any political party.

That’s doesn’t stop the liberal from blaming an incident like a car bombing in New York, on someone who’s got a problem with Obamacare.  As did the Mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg.  He called the bomber:

Home-grown, maybe a mentally deranged person or somebody with a political agenda that doesn’t like the health care bill or something.

Soon after that brilliant comment, the liberal news media bemoaned by the eventual realization that it was someone from the Religion of Peace, that tried and failed, to kill innocent people in New York City.

I get frustrated…There was part of me that was hoping this was not going to be anybody with ties to any kind of Islamic country.

…There are a lot of people who want to use terrorist intent to justify writing off people who believe in a certain way or come from certain countries or whose skin color is a certain way. I mean they use it as justification for really outdated bigotry.

Reporting What We’re Told To Report

This could not be clearer, as to what the liberal mindset will stoop to do, blaming the conservative.  In the liberal’s secret heart of hearts, they are the ones who are bigoted.  But do they have a heart?  Well, yes, when it suits them.  The effort to build a mosque near the ground zero site ,is a great example of liberal tolerance.  Anyone opposed to the mosque is immediately called a bigot, an Islamophobe, and intolerant of other religions.   About as tolerant as this:
“They felt that because of aesthetics it did not meet the character of the neighborhood, and so therefore, should not be there at all,”

Yet the Greek Orthodox church that was destroyed in the 911 attacks is denied permission by the city to rebuild.  Is this political correctness run amuck?  Suddenly, the liberal finds a religion acceptable, after trying to remove religion from every aspect of American life.  Liberal’s find GOD in Islam?  Are we to be defined by Sharia Law?
I don’t want you to think I’m angry,” Fauntroy said. “[But] when this right-wing conservative exclusionary group comes to highjack our movement, we have got to respond. And I’m looking forward to that Coalition of Conscience, in defense of jobs and freedom for women.”

You sound angry, and you look angry.  You  are deliberating manufacturing racism.  Last time I looked, the Civil Right movement was not your exclusive domain.  When you tell a lie, the same lie over and over, people might believe that lie, eventually.  So it is our job to “OUT”, your lies.  To point out your hypocrisy, and your bigotry.
The Liberal Mindset doesn’t think like a rational person.  That’s been documented over and over again.  The liberal mindset is accusatory, it makes exceptions to their own, and yes, it even manufactures hatred.

“Right-to-life and other right-wing organizations started this irresponsible and offensive campaign to make inroads into African-American communities to promote their own agenda and ultimately overturn Roe v. Wade,” the 1973 landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion.

You are the mantra for party of death.  Would you rather have your people live in poverty?  Would you rather isolate your people from the rest of prosperity in this country.  Are you in favor of segregation?  Because that is what you are saying.  All we want is for all Americans to have the same opportunities to succeed.  Is sounds like you don’t want equal opportunity, unless it’s under your terms.

All we can do is just shake our heads in disbelief.  You would rather reach for the hand of big government to provide your needs, rather than take the hand of your community, to build upon a common goal of prosperity for all, than just the few.  Walter Fauntroy, claims to be a Reverend.  I suppose in his congregation, he preaches hate.   Collective redemption.

Our Fist Was Never Clinched

Comparing liberals and conservatives when they gather:

Liberals trash the place when they arrive, and then leave.

Conservatives leave the place better, after they leave.

Liberals demonstrates using vulgar language, shouting matches, and beat downs.

Conservatives demonstrate using reason, open debate, and upbeat ideas.

Liberals believe that Faith, Hope, and Charity are entitlements.

Conservatives are Faith, Hope and Charity.

As long as the liberal lives in a world of irresponsible behavior, and then blames conservatives, then we will be here to correct and point out the hypocrisy of their actions.

Anyway, I came across this story, and wondered, is this person a liberal, or a right-winger?

A woman who enraged animal lovers across the world by dumping a cat in a wheelie bin said today she ‘thought it would be funny’.

But Mary Bale, 45, has received death threats, and a Facebook page set up to track her down has attracted more than 18,000 members.

Miss Bale was caught on video picking up four-year-old tabby cat Lola before throwing her into the bin and closing the lid.

But she claimed the outcry had been blown out of all proportion.

She said: ‘I don’t know what the fuss is about. It’s just a cat.’

Read more here

Hula Girl Honey

What’s for Breakfast?

My Benedict’s Looking Back At Me


The Smell of Deceit

What’s The Buzz, Tell Me What’s a Happening

With so many controversies swirling around the Obama, you would think he would settle all these issues by just by addressing them.  Instead, the Obama has either chosen to ignore the controversies plaguing his regime, or has decided allow the controversies to grow, and metastasize, into the talk of the nation.  The television news, the paper, the internet is awash with everything from the Obama’s birth certificate, to his handling of the economy, to his endorsement and then non-endorsement of the Ground Zero Mosque.  Just a distraction?  What’s the larger picture, if any?  You know, it’s all a distraction against the larger picture.  Look past the obvious.

OK, either stick with me, or just pass beyond what you already know, to the end.

Is Obama burning the candle at both ends?  The birther controversy could have been cleared up right away, but it was allowed to fester into all sorts of lawsuits and FOIA requests.  Why let this go on and on.  It doesn’t make any sense.  If you were really born in Hawai’i, then why not proudly present a birth certificate.  Then why would Hawai’i’s governor seal the birth certificate and then ignore all requests to see the certificate of birth.  First, I’m not saying he wasn’t born in Hawai’i, but why keep up these appearances.   With the exception of a newspaper clipping announcing Obama’s birth, is there any reason why Obama birth certificate has to remains a hidden secret.  What’s the big deal anyway?

Now, some people may equate my query as nothing more than another Birther fanning the flames of Obamaphobia.  However, I just don’t get why the birth certificate needs to be held under lock and key.  Wouldn’t a President want to prove his birth-right to this country?  Shut these Birthers up.  Make the Birthers look stupid.

“I can’t spend all of my time with my birth certificate plastered on my forehead,”

8/29/2010 (9:33 HST)

At this point in time, it really doesn’t matter to me.  Obama is already President of his Regime anyway.  I just don’t understand why anyone would proliferate the controversy of where was he born.  I would gladly show my Naturalization papers, and birth certificate to anyone that would want to know.  It’s part of my proud belief in being an American.  I’ve got the papers to prove it.  I carry those papers with me, everywhere.  Why wouldn’t Obama?

Is Obama not proud of his birth heritage?

I really don’t know why anyone would consider Obama a non-American.  I mean, he never wore an American Flag button on his lapel until after the primaries.  Before then, Obama wouldn’t even respect the National Anthem by placing his hand over his heart, he wouldn’t even recite the pledge of allegiance.  But that doesn’t make Obama non-American, does it?  No, of course not, it’s just a Faux Pas by a socialist radical that wants to fundamentally change America.

That makes it all better, doesn’t it.

What of Obama’s training, his education, his values?  Both his Father and Mother abandoned him.  He was influenced by radical communists, religious bigots, and radical anti-American terrorists.  You know who they are, Bill Ayers, Wright (I refuse to call him a Reverend in any sense), and Frank Marshall Davis.

Obamanomics is another question of his Patriotism.  Yes, I do mean Obama’s Patriotism, because like a Doctors Hippocratic Oath,  “First, to do no harm”  Actual Quote:  “I will prescribe regimens for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone.”   Does Obama’s economic polities harm the American people?   What’s the unemployment numbers?

Under Obama’s Cap and Tax plan, electricity rates will necessarily skyrocket.  Obama said that, and with this Moratorium on Deep Water Oil Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico, 23,000 jobs are floating away.  The oil rigs that harvest the oil, are leaving the Gulf of Mexico to other places around the world.  The Americans that were employed to work on those rigs, have lost their jobs.  That’s a serious dent on employment.  The lower state economies around the Gulf will be effected.  Meanwhile, many employers are sitting on a ton of cash waiting to see what Obama does, they won’t invest in hiring employees, expanding their business, and investing, while there is so much economic insecurity.  The ripple effect on other jobs, that rely on the income of oil drillers, will effect all sectors of the economy.  Especially, come winter.

Meanwhile, in Public Sector, Government Jobs are growing.  These are jobs that are paid for by our tax dollars.  These are jobs that do not produce anything.   Create no revenue, generate nothing, and produce a defective result.  I give you, the Teachers Unions, the SEIU, and now, Government Motors (GM).  With the IPO that GM is planning to release soon; I have to ask investors, would you risk investing into a failing company, run by a failing government, and cars like the VOLT that no one will buy?  Plus, if the company IPO fails, will Obama bail out the Unions like he did the last time, and give you pennies on the dollar for your failed investment?  Count on it, because once the government interferes in private industry, it never leaves entirely.  Just like Socialism.

So when heating oil get too expensive to heat your house this winter, you’ll see many more of these commercials.  Reminds me of the Carter years.  Ah… the Carter years.  Looking good in a Cardigans.  Where’s Chevy Chase?

Great For Those Cold Nights

So what of Obama’s religion.  Who Cares, Right?  So he doesn’t go to church in public, no big deal.  Indeed, the Obama did let us know he does believe in religious freedom.   Even if the wisdom of this (his) said religion will divide Americans, because this said religion, will be insensitive to those Americans that were killed on 911.  Yet, we, Americans are intolerant.  We are called Bigots, Islamophobic.   Never mind that the Iman calls America an accessory to the “crime” of 911, and his wife says the Mosque an assimilation of American life.   Her husband call Osama Bin Ladin, “Made in the USA”.

Let’s review.  We are called intolerant, because some Muslims want to put a Victory Mosque two blocks from Ground Zero?  So what, if Muslims were killed on 911.  Most of them were probably were the 19 terrorists on the planes that they flew into the Towers, the Pentagon, and were thwarted before crashing in Shanksville PA.  To which, Islamic sympathizers were able to to put a Crescent memorial in Shanksville, PA.  Anyway, that’s besides the point.  Throughout history, Muslims have built Mosques upon the graves of those who they’ve conquered.   Are you not saying this isn’t Victory Lap around Ground Zero?  How does Imam Rauf define religious tolerance?   Under his definition?  The Sharia law version?

“Crescent of Embrace,” by Paul Murdoch Architects

Courtesy: Zombietime

This isn’t about rights.  Because, they can build the Mosque if they want.  There’s nothing illegal about it.  No one is denying their right to build a Mosque 2 blocks from Ground Zero.   However, this is about being insensitive to the people that were killed by those Islamic Terrorists.   Religious tolerance, is an American attribute, or so we are schooled by the Obama.  Yet, tolerance, and sensitivity, doesn’t seem to be apart of the values that Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf claims to embrace.  He’s on record saying that America was responsible for the 911 attacks.  Is that sensitivity?

I don’t care who’s funding it.  That’s not the point.   It does show the insensitivity Imam Rauf has against Americans that are still grieving over 911.  Yet, we are called intolerant.  Really!   Obama does his Ramadan speech, endorsing the Mosque, and then the very next day, doesn’t want to question the wisdom behind the construction of the Mosque.   Again, Obama schools us on tolerance.  The Media Left goes on a Parana Feeding frenzy calling anyone not excepting of the direct surrender to Islam as, bigots, islamophobes, racists, insensitive, intolerant; but what about our feelings?

Americans, You Are Like The Buzzing Of Flies

Except for a few BRAVE Muslims, other Islamic apologist have defended the terrorists.

“Yes, it was a Crime Against the United States,


There’s that BUT statement again, that attempts to justify crimes of intolerance against, not only Americans, but all free people around the world.   The CBS interview with Ed Bradley, just after 911, this terrorist, Imam Rauf, attempted to justify the terrorist attacks against America.

Imam ABDUL RAUF:  Because we have been an accessory to a lot of–of innocent lives dying in the world. In fact, it–in the most direct sense, Osama bin Laden is made in the USA.

The Imam’s wife goes on ABC television (another apologists) to call the American People RACISTS.

This is like a metastasized anti-Semitism, that’s what we feel right now,” Khan said. “It’s not even Islamophobia, it’s beyond Islamophobia; it’s hate of Muslims. And we are deeply concerned.”

Wait a second, is she calling Islam, Judaism?

She calls us hateful.  The ultimate in deceit.  Islam allows lying.

The principle of Al-Takeyya The Arabic word, “Takeyya“, means “to prevent,” or guard against. The principle of Al Takeyya conveys the understanding that Muslims are permitted to lie as a preventive measure against anticipated harm to one’s self or fellow Muslims. This principle gives Muslims the liberty to lie under circumstances that they perceive as life threatening. They can even deny the faith, if they do not mean it in their hearts. Al-Takeyya is based on the following Quranic verse:

“Let not the believers Take for friends or helpers Unbelievers rather than believers: if any do that, in nothing will there be help from Allah: except by way of precaution (prevention), that ye may Guard yourselves from them (prevent them from harming you.) But Allah cautions you (To remember) Himself; for the final goal is to Allah.” Surah 3: 28

According to this verse a Muslim can pretend to befriend infidels (in violation of the teachings of Islam) and display adherence with their unbelief to prevent them from harming him.

Under the concept of Takeyya and short of killing another human being, if under the threat of force, it is legitimate for Muslims to act contrary to their faith. The following actions are acceptable:

Drink wine, abandon prayers, and skip fasting during Ramadan. Renounce belief in Allah. Kneel in homage to a deity other than Allah. Utter insincere oaths.

Look it up for yourself, if you do not believe me.  Don’t believe me!  Really, look it up!  These people have a real problem and they don’t want to admit it.  They deny it.  They blame it on everyone else.  They lie.

For God’s sake people, Google  Sharia Law, and judge for yourself.  See it for yourself.  Learn what it is about.  With this Mosque, they want to spread their culture of hatred, intolerance, bigotry, upon America.  Is this what you want?

Honor Killings

The Islamic Sharia Law

Where’s the Justice in Killing your Children

This is the Islamic Way of Life

Deny it… come on…. DENY IT


What’s for Dinner?

Beautiful, Beautiful Pork


The Great Human Experiment

Dennis Prager:

The Single Biggest Threat To America Today

And no, it’s not Obama

It’s what you pass on.


The money quote comes at 6:22 into the video, but watch the entire video.  You will be enlightened.

What’s for Dinner?

Grilled Pork Chop and Asparagus with Garlic Mashed Potato

It Gravy Man, Gravy!


I Want Your Health Care Senator

Senator Kay Hagan, a proponent of Obamacare, because she’s exempt from it, tried to explain why it’s necessary to make your life worse off, with Obamacare.  Never mind that she doesn’t have to live with Obamacare.  She’s got the Government Cadillac Insurance. We, the little people, have to live with in the Obamacare plan, the Death Panels, the Medical decisions made by some Government Bureaucrat.  Some are equal, and some are more than equal.

Explain that to a Mama Grizzly

This excuse for a Senator, that Lies, and refuses to address a constituent’s questions on Obamacare, and in the end, ignores the voter.  What a shameful example of Democrat.  Actually, a perfect example of a Democrat.  Remember this in November.  These Democrats have treated the American People with Contempt.  They Must ALL GO!

What’s for Dinner?

Smoked Salmon, Grapes, and Boursin Cheese


Emily’s List : Never Mind

Emily’s List, is a Pro-Choice organization that believes in murdering their babies.  So much for supporting the future of the  Social Security system, and creating  the next generation of slaves paying into the Ponzi scheme that is Social Security.   What Patriots these people are.

Well, they made an Anti-Sarah Palin video, dressing themselves up as Grizzly Bears to express their Free Speech, that Sarah Palin, doesn’t speak for them.  Well, OK, Super!

Except, they don’t like the comments posted on their YouTube site:

However, Free Speech, is censored by this group of cackling hens.  The YouTube comment page is littered with “Comment Removed“, even mine!  All I said was, that they don’t speak for me either.  Such Intolerance.

Might as well post the video, because it won’t be around much longer.  So here’s the YouTube  link, and let them know what you think. Their hatred of Sarah Palin is downright hilarious and condescending.

Take a gander at the Politicians that they like.  Remember them when their terms are up, and vote them out of office.

What’s the common agreement with these politicians?

They want Obama, they want Obamacare, they want government funded abortions, they want socialism, they want bigger government, and they want your money.  Nuff said, they all want your stuff.

Yet, they won’t iron my shirt.

11:30 PM HST

Emily, Scrubbed the You Tube Site.

WOW, that was quick?

Someone had their panties in a bunch.

Awue, that didn’t take long.  They Scrubbed their YouTube site and Upped the Hit-list.

What’s for Dinner?

Roast Rack of Lamb with Smashed Garlic Potato’s and Steamed Broccoli


The Canoe House

Anniversary’s are special events.  Especially for me, because I get to sample someone else’s cooking instead of mine.  The decision to where to go for an Anniversary dinner can be a daunting one.  If the dinner event doesn’t meet expectations, and believe me, expectations are high, then the event gets remembered for all the wrong reasons.

Mauna Lani

The Mauna Lani Bay resort offers a rich selection of relaxation and culinary delights.  Not only are guests treated to great food and lodging, but spectacular sunsets.  A traditional Hawaiian ritual of greeting the evening, and the beginning of  a feast of tasty delights to embrace the visitors.


Besides good food and pampered lodging, the Mauni Lani resort offers World Class shopping and Adventures that only a true Hawaiian vacation can deliver.  The coast line views are amazing and breathtaking, the mountain views are majestic and awe inspiring.  Everything from biking, hiking, golfing, snorkeling, to just doing nothing, can be found here.   With over 101 Things to Do in Hawaii, the Big Island, you’ll need many more vacations to cover it all.

Phyllo Crusted Fish with Vegetable Couscous

Prawns, Scallops, Clams, Mussels, Light Spicy Coconut Broth

Well, now you know what was for dinner on our special day.  The long ride home back to Hilo was filled with conversations about every detail savoring this unique experience.   Also, this special date in our lives is another memory to be relived, over and over again.  We’ve been through a lot of this year.  Open Heart Surgery, a Cancer Scare with Melanoma, just staying employed and keeping our heads above financial waters.  It’s all about decisions, and making what we believe, the right decisions.  We cannot predict the future, but like the ancient Polynesian explorers that discovered Hawai’i, we can only plan and steer our fate in an ocean of uncertainty, and let Akua (God) decide our future.

Vulgar Propaganda

Vulgar Propaganda by the Leftist, in itself,  is not unusual.  It’s what they do best when they are losing in the war of ideas.  Take for example the Tea Party:  The Leftist laughed at the Teat Party, called them Teabaggers, and other names.  Even their fearless leader, the Obama, called Patriots, Teabaggers.  Let’s note that Obama is against same sex marriage, so even the most liberal of liberals, must see the disconnect.  But maybe I’m asking too much from a common sense point of view.  Then again, maybe I expect too much.

So what appeared out of the liberal leftist attempt to gain parity with the Tea Party, came the Coffee Party.  Held in swanky, hipster like cafe’s (probably, without wifi available), it quickly sank as the “Chock Full O Nuts” Party.  Not being outdone, the Leftist are now using the Persuasion of Vulgarity to get their point across.

Hey, do you really wanna be seen in public wearing this?

Now, I’ll admit, I’m one conservative constitutionalist who embraces the “F” word as part of my regular vocabulary, as much of a shock as that may be to leftists who may have already stereotyped me otherwise.  But I was not aware that the word had become synonymous with positive development and improvement.  (What a relief!)  If brandishing the “F” word across my chest and gallivanting in public is a sign of intellect and the new symbol of the party of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, then I’m more than happy to save my $22.50, thanks.  (Besides, if one’s cause were so important that such a word absolutely had to be used, the Libertarian in me wonders, why not just spell it out?)  Also somewhat amusing about the entire venture  is that the very people railing against the tea parties and against capitalism are shelling out over $20 a shirt for someone’s concocted-idea-turned-business-venture.  It’s the very Capitalist tale that so many of the progressive left heartily opposes.

Anything for Attention I suppose

Looking for Mr. Icky

Guess what Liberalism taught me today?


Ack! Lost Appetite for Dinner Tonight

Ah! Better than Alka-Seltzer


More Food For Thought

The following post features a video and commentary.  It is not my own.  I cannot add anything to either enhance or make the point even more stronger, than what the originator does.  With that said, I give you the comments, and the video.

“God Bless the United States and Our Military Personnel”

From the “Real Revo” Blog

This video has received a lot of attention. As of right now, it is showing well over a half a million hits since it was posted on March 1. It is also controversial. Many Obama supporters have claimed to debunk the video by pointing out that the events were not comparable. They argue that the event in Anbar province that President Bush attended in September 2007 was informal. The Camp Lejune event that President Obama attended, on the other hand, was more formal. They point out that it is not fair to compare two events in which the Marines are subject to different rules of behavior.

In fairness, they are correct. The events were different in many ways and the Marines present were subject to different behavioral expectations. There is, however, more to this video than that. If the content of this video were that easily debunked it would not still be drawing tens of thousands of hits per day. The different degrees of formality aside, this video is quite revealing.

In the video, the Marines exhibit obvious love and respect for President Bush. His visit was not an event that followed closely on the heels of 9/11. This video was taken after the worst days of the war and after the surge created major progress in the region. The president is visiting the troops in Anbar Province, the home of the infamous Falluja and Ar Ramadi killing grounds. This visit took place after the province had been pacified. In other words, the Marines showed their love of Mr. Bush even after the darkest days of the war.

The Lejune video, on the other hand, shows Obama entering with all the pomp and circumstance of a royal visit to the peasants. Hail to the Chief plays in the background; something that President Bush didnt allow during his military visits. Obama knows that keeping the Marines locked at the position of attention means that no comparison can ever be made to the loving reception President Bush regularly received from the troops. Obama knows how the Marines feel and will always treat them exactly like the rabble he sees.

This is the real truth of the video and why it is so popular. It warms the heart of Bush supporters to see President Bush receive the love, gratitude and respect of these warriors. It angers Obama supporters because they also see the love President Bush receives and they know their man will never see anything similar from the troops. They know that these warriors loved the last president and will never give similar respect to this one.

A good YouTube video stirs the emotions and this one does that. It elicits different emotions in different people but the underlying truth that is the catalyst for the emotional response is the same for everyone. The Marines loved President Bush in a way they will never love President Obama.

What’s For Dinner?

Mango Glazed Chicken with Corn Relish and Local Salad Greens

Not Mine, but Cafe’ Pesto‘s

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