Friday, November 16, 2012

PRAYER FOR AMERICA -- POST NOV. 6, 2012


Here is a prayer I offered as the invocation for a CARMA luncheon meeting on November 15, 2012. CARMA IS COLONIAL AREA REPUBLICAN MEN'S ASSOCIATION,  a group of about 140 people who share concerns about the decline of our great nation. While this is not intended to represent the view of every CARMA member, many expressed wishes to make the prayer "public." This is not easy to come to grips with and my not being a theologian makes it even more difficult. We are profoundly concerned that traditional America and all she has stood for is all but gone. While her soul may be gone, her name will go on. What will she be??


PRAYER FOR AMERICA – CARMA, 15 NOVEMBER 2012        By Dr. J. A. Mann

HEAVENLY FATHER, WE COME TO YOU WITH HEADS BOWED IN GRATITUDE FOR ALL THE BLESSINGS YOU'VE BESTOWED UPON US. AS AMERICANS WE ARE ESPECIALLY THANKFUL FOR OUR GREAT NATION AND FOR THE FREEDOMS WE'VE HAD, FREEDOMS ENDOWED BY YOU.

BUT, FATHER, WHILE WE COME TO YOU IN GRATITUDE, WE ALSO COME WITH HEAVY HEARTS AND PROFOUND CONCERNS FOR YOUR GREATEST ENDOWMENT -- TRADITIONAL AMERICA AND THE PRINCIPLES UPON WHICH SHE WAS FOUNDED AND FOR WHICH SHE HAS BEEN A MODEL FOR THE WORLD FOR TWO AND A HALF CENTURIES.

TRADITIONAL AMERICA'S CONDITION IS NOW CRITICAL, SHE IS LATE IN THE WINTER SEASON OF HER LIFE. PERHAPS HER LAST BREATHS WERE TAKEN ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012. WE SENSE IT, ONLY YOU KNOW IT.

TRADITIONAL AMERICA'S MODEL FOR THE WORLD IS NOW BEING TRANSFORMED BY THOSE WITH DISDAIN FOR HER TRADITIONS AND HER PRINCIPLES. THEY SEEK TO BRING HER TO PARITY WITH LESSER NATIONS.

ATTEMPTS TO STOP THE DECLINE, AND DEATH, OF TRADITIONAL AMERICA HAVE BEEN IN VAIN. FATHER, WE SEEK YOUR INTERVENTION AND GUIDANCE IN STOPPING THE DESTRUCTION OF AMERICA, “ONE NATION UNDER GOD, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. HUMAN SECULARISM REPLACES GOD, LIBERTY IS NOW CONNATED AS 'GIVE BENEFITS WITHOUT EARNING THEM', AND JUSTICE IS NOW 'SOCIAL JUSTICE,' WITHOUT MORAL AND ETHICAL ABSOLUTES.

WE RECOGNIZE THAT THOSE WHO WANT TO TRANSFORM AMERICA ARE NOT UNLIKE PARASITES DESTROYING THEIR HOST. SUCH PARASITES HAVE NOW GOTTEN CONTROL OF THE ONCE PROUD AND HONORABLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

EFFORTS AT COMBATTING THE PARASITIC DESTRUCTION HAVE BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL BOTH BECAUSE OF OUR OWN INEPTITUDE AND THE WILLINGNESS OF THE TRANSFORMERS TO APPEAL TO THE WORST INSTINCTS AND INCLINATIONS OF ENOUGH AMERICAN'S WHO SEEK ONLY PERSONAL BENEFITS AND THINK NOT OF WHAT IS BEST FOR ALL OF AMERICA. OUR BATTLE IS HARD!

AGAIN, FATHER, WE SEEK YOUR INTERVENTION. WE DESPERATELY NEED YOUR GUIDANCE. GIVE US THE MORAL CONVICTIONS, THE EMOTIONAL STAMINA AND THE RESOLVE TO DO WHAT IS NECESSARY TO SEE TRADITIONAL AMERICA LIVE.

FINALLY, FATHER, WE MUST RECOGNIZE THAT.... IF TRADITIONAL AMERICA DID, IN FACT, DRAW HER LAST BREATH ON NOVEMBER 6, 2012, ONLY YOU CAN RESURRECT HER. WE HUMBLY ASK THAT YOU DO SO IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST.

AMEN


Monday, November 5, 2012

OBAMA AND THE FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY



THE CURRENT FACE OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY – and Obama supporters

To the surprise, and perhaps dismay, of friends of conservative persuasion, I have written about lamenting, even mourning, the loss of the honest, real Liberal Democratic Party of my forebearers.
The productive debates we once had are not possible anymore. While I must recognize that conservatives have contributed some difficulties with such debates, nothing they have done or do can trump what has been done to the once proud and honorable Democratic Party by today's far left misfits of the Progressive movement.

Just when I thought Bill Maher's scurrilous commentary wouldn't be topped, Michael Moore and MoveOn.Org have trumped him with two adds promoting Obama for reelection and condemning Romney in the most despicable way.

The add I speak of has 3 old people (“seniors” that is) who are truly in the moral and ethical gutter promoting Obama. One 97-year old woman (white) finishes off a diatribe about America.... by 'if conservatives push out President Obama,” we'll “burn this MotherF....er down!” America that is! Unbelievable, but it doesn't stop there. Another old woman (black by the way) ends her diatribe against Romney by saying if he won he'd “get a …... punch” that has to be deleted from broadcast. The third, an old guy (white), asserts that “if Romney wins 'they' will be looking down on him every time he has sex....and doing something I didn't understand. Inexplicable and stupid! All three had the look of profound hatred.

Is this now the face of the Democratic Party? Yes. Obama is their titular head and they are his supporters....along with the most scurrilous of promoters – MoveOn, Michael Moore and others of their ilk.

Then there is the video of the young woman comparing her first election to losing her virginity. Her antics are as despicable as the premise, from discussing losing her virginity and voting to “doing it” with a person who offers birth control and other benefits while alluding racially to a person with [nice skin] while rubbing her hands and arms but avoiding the race words.

This is too despicable to dwell on, but these people represent voter blocs that Obama can depend on 100%. He is the patron saint and leader of the scurrilous Progressive Movement that now has parasitic control of their host, the Democratic Party. The honorable Liberal Democrats are no longer in control.....but they still vote as if their party is what it was. It isn't!!

The soul of America is at stake!



OBAMA'S DISQUALIFYING FACTORS -- MORE DETAIL



OBAMA POLICIES AND DISQUALIFIERS FOR REELECTION

I have written variously about failures of the Obama administration. President Obama, himself, had no accountable working experience to give him the knowledge and background to be president. To no surprise, he appointed people to key positions who were like him, not people with knowledge and experience that he didn't (and doesn't) have. Four years later, there is no evidence that Obama understands these deficiencies and will continue doing just as he has if elected to another term. However, the next term will be quite different, and more destructive to traditional America. He will have no constraints of having to be reelected. I will address this further in another post. For now, let's look at some specific policies and initiatives as well as some Obama claims, from a factual standpoint, and not the hype of the shills and Obama media.

OBAMA SAVED THE AUTO INDUSTRY

NO he didn't. The auto industry was alive and well in the south and other regions outside the domain of the Detroit Three. The problems were in the “Three” and more specifically, the “Detroit Two.” Ford management had addressed their problems and were (are) overcoming past excesses of unions and management that drove up costs and caused loss of market share to less than 40% total, including foreign subsidiary sales.

Manufacturing costs, fully loaded, in the southern factories not burdened by the UAW and management excesses of Detroit were about 1/3rd of the costs in Detroit.

Chrysler was essentially given away to Italian Fiat. Bond holders and other investors were wiped out. The future of Chrysler in the USA is questionable and cannot be forecast at this time.

Ford, as I said, were managing their way out of the excesses of unions and management. They still are.

The bankruptcy of GM was an illegal SHAM....not a legal bankruptcy at all. Others submitted plans to “workout” GM in a legal and normal manner, but were rebuffed. Even I submitted a plan and published it. My plan would have worked and would have been totally legal. It was essentially the same as what Mitt Romney proposed. However, Romney continues to make a mistake by referring to the plan as a “managed bankruptcy.” Unwise! Legal bankruptcy is the correct characterization. The Obama “team,” led by Steve Ratner, abrogated laws and gave favorable treatment to unions (UAW) – voter blocs are more important than laws. Bond holders, equity investors and others got nothing. Priorities of a legal bankruptcy meant nothing and were arbitrarily changed to favor government. Nationalization?? Time will tell in a 2nd Obama administration.

NOW, the cost. How many realize that Obama gave GM tax forgiveness of $45+ Billion dollars? It is not likely that GM will pay taxes for many years....perhaps forever depending on their growth, which will be slim. THIS IS ILLEGAL! Moreover, while Obama demands more taxes from corporations and individuals, he gave the UAW-owned GM tax relief. Why? Voter blocs are more important than laws and propriety.

And, who knows that only GM's UAW workers got pension assurance (even funded) while other workers did not. Also, Delphi was totally left out of the benefits. When Obama says, GM is alive and the auto industry is surging back, please realize that the facts are that sales of autos sunk for 17.5 million to 13.3 million units per year. The new standard for the market is 13 million! Deception is normal now!!

ENERGY POLICY WILL LEAD TO ENERGY INDEPENCENCE

NO IT WON'T. It's difficult to fathom how the Obama administration could promote and mandate such an ill-conceived policy. Hydrocarbons (oil, gas and coal) underpin the economy. I've written about the devastating effect of Obama's killing coal, stopping oil resource development and slowing gas development while saying he supports gas – it's normal for his rhetoric not to match his actions.

Obama the candidate in 2008 said that people could build coal plants but he'd bankrupt them. He is doing that. One promise delivered.

Obama's disapproving the KEYSTONE PIPELINE is nothing short of incredible....call it what it is...idiotic and subversive to both the industry and to America. I wrote a blog about this last year which can be accessed by searching “Keystone pipeline.” Slowing, and evens disallowing oil drilling offshore and on government land is also antithetical to both energy independence and job creation. But Obama misrepresents the facts in debates and in campaigning. There is another word for this misrepresentation, one he “projects” onto Romney at every opportunity. Obama and his supporters are master s at the art of “projection” (projecting one's own misdeeds and prevarications onto others).

Who remembers that DOE secretary, Stephen Chu, claimed that the USA needed gasoline prices equal to Europe....about $7.00/gallon at the time and now about $9/gallon. If one keeps up with news from sources other than the major media, you will know that Chu has been muzzled and hasn't been heard from since the Keystone announcement.

If you want $7-9/gallon gasoline, and probably more, then give Obama a second term.

I've written about the foolhardy push, and fraud, of “green energy” funded by taxpayers. Solyndra and several others who received 100s of millions of dollars (even billions) on what can be the most ill-advised promotion of alternate energy at a time of financial crisis. But, Obama donors were paid off and benefited while taxpayers paid the bills. There is a place for alternative energy, but not the way Obama sees it. This is either a case of ignorance or deliberate payoff of special interest. Neither is acceptable.

THE ECONOMY: OBAMA 'S POLICIES HAVE IMPROVED IT

NO. Obama has had the most inept economic advisers around that he could have found. All have been devoid of operating experience, all thoreticians, and the current chief adviser, Kreuger, is same. All are academics steeped in Keynesian economic theory, which has failed in most applications worldwide and failed with Obama's stimulus policy – in spite of hype to the contrary.

In this 4th year, Obama's economy has grown less than 2% on an annual basis, and reached 2% only last month. Of course, this was highly hyped as “on the right track. NO. It is less than half of what is needed and the annual number will be about 1.7%. Terrible.

Employment: 23 million people remain unemployed. Obama touts generation of 5 million jobs. No president creates jobs, rather he/she sets policies to promote capital formation and jobs. Obama has done the opposite. By the way, while unemployment is reported at 7.9%, totally unacceptable, the number is that low only because of more than a million giving up looking for work. This is awful!


OBAMA FOREIGN POLICIES HAVE IMPROVED US RELATIONS ABROAD

NO. Contrary to the administration and media hype and spin, this is not true. Obama presided when Osama bin Laden was taken out, but it is totally untrue that “al Quaeda is decimated.” The Benghazi, Libya massacre of our ambassador and 3 others is testimony to that untruth. However, again the major media shield the electorate from the reality of this until after the election. Ample information has now been generated to show the ineptitude of the Obama administration in dealing with Behngazi, or the lack of interest in doing so. Either is unacceptable. I have recently posted on this.

Obama's foreign policies have failed, from ignoring the Muslim Brotherhood takeover of Egypt most recently to “leading from behind” as the whole middle east erupts into chaos. I have reported more on this in “Obama's deficiencies and dis-qualifiers” and won't do more here. All of this disqualifies Obama as Commander-in-Chief.

There is much more that I could write about, but won't do so. I realize full-well that many, probably most, have their minds set. If your major concern is a single issue and not for what is best for America and all Americans, then none of this will be of interest to you. I have found a few to be persuaded, but frankly fewer than I would hope. It seems that to many voters, such issues as same-sex marriage or taxpayer funded birth control or insurance coverage for college students to age 26 ( a problem that could have been solved without tearing down the whole healthcare system) are more important than trying to restore America to what she was and to what the world expects her to be.

OH BY THE WAY, yes the debt is still a killer and I have written about it before. May write a special piece advising the unsuspecting of what happens when we default on the debt. Singular special issues won't be very important!!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

OBAMA -- WHAT IS HIS CHARACTER


A FEW MUSINGS ABOUT WHO OBAMA IS:

I learned early in life to look for defining points in people, especially in those in leadership positions. Good character, attitude and command presence are absolutely critical attributes for those in leadership positions to lead successfully. The top leadership position in the world is the Presidency of the United States of America. President Obama does not have the necessary attributes to lead Americans and he demonstrates it often with both his words and deeds. His actions are too often, most often in fact, divisive, polarizing and create dissension and hatred. He deliberately appeals to the worst instincts and the most selfish attitudes of people. It's now clear that this is his character, his method to gain support from enough to keep him in power.

Even single words and expressions can, and do, define a person and reveal his or her mindset and inner being. So it is with Obama. His most recent assertion in a speech to a supporting audience who booed when he mentioned Mitt Romney's name was "don't boo, vote, voting is the best revenge." Revenge for what? Romney's response was "vote for love of country" I'm reminded of President John F. Kennedy's request of Americans..."Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." Obama's attitude here is disdain.... for what? Hatred...for whom? How does this define his character? Anger, vengeful, manipulative! Why? My opinion is it shows his dislike for America and Americans.

Then I remember President Harry Truman who's expression, his admonition to all, was "The buck stops here." President Obama too often demonstrates just the opposite.... rather like "It's not my job, man."
Most recently, and most egregiously, this is displayed in the massacre in our Benghazi, Libya consulate. 
It's the same when, after 4 years, he still blames Bush instead of taking charge and developing effective policies to solve our problems -- it is his job, man! The definition here -- irresponsible, no command presence, intellectual dishonesty.

Obama's mindset and character are also defined in another expression that alienated all business people, especially entrepreneurs..... "If you have a business, you didn't build that."  The mindset here...."statism" government does it, not individuals.

Obama's use of I, me, my and mine exceeds anyone that is in public life. Self-centrism, narcissism! These are not presidential or leadership qualities. AND OBAMA IS NOT A LEADER.

There are many, many more defininitions but these are adequate to cause thinking voters to want him out of office.America needs, and deserves, better.



ROMNEY SUPPORT -- 500 SENIOR MILITARY OFFICERS

 
 
 
The Obama media made a big announcement about Colin Powell endorsing President Obama (again!) which is as surprising as seeing the sun rise in the East and not the West. Gen. Wesley Clark, the CNN darling, likewise, unsurprisingly endorsed Obama.
 
Will the media make a big splash out of the advertisement due tomorrow from 500 retired military officers supporting Mitt Romney?