Monday, August 31, 2009


(Definitions form Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary)

Marxism: the political, economic, and social principles and policies advocated by Marx; especially : a theory and practice of socialism including the labor theory of value, dialectical materialism, the class struggle, and dictatorship of the proletariat until the establishment of a classless society

Socialism: 1 : any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state3 : a stage of society in Marxist theory transitional between capitalism and communism and distinguished by unequal distribution of goods and pay according to work done

Communism: a: a theory advocating elimination of private property b : a system in which goods are owned in common and are available to all as needed

As I read these definitions, one name came to mind...Obama.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Is Obama a Marxist? A Socialist? A Communist?

I must admit that I was concerned about Obama even before he was elected. But since January those concerns have been proven to be warranted. As more people are delving into his associations, there is more reason to be concerned. Here's what we know so far:

Obama's mother was a Marxist (as was his biological father). Obama was a member of the Democratic Socialists Party.

You can tell a lot about a person by the friends he has. Who are Obama's friends?
Frank Marshal Davis, a communist, was his childhood mentor.
Jeremiah Wright was Obama's pastor for 20 years. You remember him. He's the one who said blacks should not sing "God Bless America" but rather "God Damn America." Obama's comment was, "I don't think my church is actually particularly controversial."

Bill Ayers, the founder of the Weathermen Terrorists group is a Marxist: And he held a fundraiser for Obama at his (Ayers) home.

Carol Browner, the head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is a Marxist. She recently was heard praising Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez.

Hilda Solis, Obama's Labor Secretary is not only a Marxist, she has ties to the Communist Party.

Henry Louis Gates teaches African American Studies at Harvard and is Director of the W.E. B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. So, what's wrong with that? 1) Du Bois was an avowed Communist and a Socialist sympathizer. 2) Henry Louis Gates has recruited radical black activists to his university department.

Anthony Van Jones was Obama's pick to make sure the $30 Billion from the stimulus earmarked for green-jobs funding attached to it gets "doled out appropriately." Who is Van Jones? He is a self-professed Communist who dreamed of a multicultural "Socialist Utopia."

Both Anita Dunn (Communications Czar) and Ron Bloom (Manufacturing Czar) praised Mao Zedong in public speeches in the last 17 months for fighting his own war and going against public policy.  Are you serious?  Mao Zedong? Leader of the Chinese Communist party from 1935 until his death in 1976.  Known as the greatest mass murderer in history? (70 million Chinese, and countless others).  That's like admiring Hitler for his "determination."

It is not just the above appointments that disturb me.  Obama consistently appoints people who have no business running the departments to which they’ve been assigned  - Kevin Jennings for example: Kevin Jennings as the Safe School Czar?  Are you kidding me?  That’s putting the fox in charge of guarding the chicken coop.  A sixteen year old boy goes to him  and admits to having sex with  a 30 year old man  and Jennings response is, “I hope you’re using a condom.”  What?  He should be reporting the abuser.  Jennings hangs with members of NAMBLA (North American Man/Boy Love Association), he wrote the foreword  to a book about moving homosexuality into the schools Queering Elementary Education: Advancing the Dialogue about Sexualities and Schooling ,Curriculum, Cultures, and (Homo)Sexualities, and Obama appoints him to be the Czar of keeping schools safe?

And - Oh yeah, what about Obama's comment during an address to ACORN, "You will have a seat at my table during my administration."

Some critics have warned that "with friends like these, you not only don’t need enemies, you might actually be one."
Are we really going to just sit back and let Obama turn our Democracy over to Communists, Marxists, and Socialists? His health care plan is just the first step. If he gets his way, what will be next? He is single handedly bankrupting America. . We’ve allowed our government to borrow $80,000 per household, a debt our children will inherit when they become adults. My grandson is 3. At the rate we are going, by the time he enters the workforce, the government debt per household will probably be two or three times what it is now. He shouldn't have to clean up our mess.
As for me, I don't buy it when Joe Biden tells Americans that the debt we are creating is what will save America from going bankrupt - Does he really believe we are that dumb?
Two quotes from Benjamin Franklin leap to mind: "You have a republic, madam, if you can keep it"; and, "They who would give up an essential liberty for temporary security, deserve neither liberty or security."

(p.s. If you do a Google search on "Obama's communist ties" you'll get 807,000 results)

 I liked "Northshore's" comment so much I decided to put it out here for all to read:
Harold B. Lee's Quote on America:
"Men may fail in this country, earthquakes may come, seas may heave beyond their bounds, there may be great drought, disaster, and hardship, but this nation, founded on principles laid down by men whom God raised up, will never fail. ... Yes, I repeat, men may fail, but this nation won't fail. I have faith in America; you and I must have faith in America, if we understand the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We are living in a day when we must pay heed to these challenges.I plead with you not to preach pessimism. Preach that this is the greatest country in all the world. This is the favored land. This is the land of our forefathers. It is the nation that will stand despite whatever trials or crises it may yet have to pass through. (Ye Are the Light of the World, 350-51)

Okay, in light of this quote, I'll back up just a little bit. I don't want to preach pessimism. The good news is that this is a free country and we are each entitled to our personal beliefs (including Obama). The other good news is that he can't do anything without OUR approval. The only way for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing. There are a lot of good men shining bright lights on and around Obama.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Is America on its way to becoming a Communist nation?

Here is just a sampling of the 45 "Current Communist Goals" which were included in the Congressional Record on January 10, 1963 in the House of Representatives under unanimous consent. (They were identified as an excerpt from "The Naked Communist," by Cleon Skousen) As your jaw drops, consider how many of these goals have been achieved:
“Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.”
“Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces.”
“Do away with all loyalty oaths.”
“Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.”
“Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum.”
“Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.”
“Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.”
“Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.””
“Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis."
"Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV."

"Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as "normal, natural, healthy."

If you want to read all 45, go to:

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1933

"…This great Nation will endure as it has endured, will revive and will prosper. So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself ...

…Values have shrunken to fantastic levels; taxes have risen; our ability to pay has fallen; government of all kinds is faced by serious curtailment of income; the means of exchange are frozen in the currents of trade; the withered leaves of industrial enterprise lie on every side; farmers find no markets for their produce; the savings of many years in thousands of families are gone. …

…More important, a host of unemployed citizens face the grim problem of existence, and an equally great number toil with little return…

…Practices of the unscrupulous money changers stand indicted in the court of public opinion, rejected by the hearts and minds of men….

. ..Faced by failure of credit they have proposed only the lending of more money. They know only the rules of a generation of self-seekers….

…The joy and moral stimulation of work no longer must be forgotten in the mad chase of evanescent profits. These dark days will be worth all they cost us if they teach us that our true destiny is not to be ministered unto but to minister to ourselves and to our fellow men. …

…Our greatest primary task is to put people to work….

…in our progress toward a resumption of work we require two safeguards against a return of the evils of the old order; there must be a strict supervision of all banking and credits and investments; there must be an end to speculation with other people’s money, and there must be provision for an adequate but sound currency…."

Sounds eerily like today doesn't it???   Read the whole address at:

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Big Tractor Night

What is "Big Tractor Night"? Big Tractor is a publishing company owned by the Senior VP of Warner Records. Every so often they put on a showcase to show off their songwriters. My daughter Jennifer is one of their songwriters and this was her night to shine.
I flew out to Nashville just for this performance - and I was glad I did. You Rock Baby!
You can hear and download (for free) her music at

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Barack Obama - Exposed!

We've Figured Him Out
By Ben Stein on 7.24.09 @ 9:45AM

"Why is President Barack Obama in such a hurry to get his socialized medicine bill passed?

Because he and his cunning circle realize some basic truths:

The American people in their unimaginable kindness and trust voted for a pig in a poke in 2008. They wanted so much to believe Barack Obama was somehow better and different from other ultra-leftists that they simply took him on faith.

They ignored his anti-white writings in his books. They ignored his quiet acceptance of hysterical anti-American diatribes by his minister, Jeremiah Wright.

They ignored his refusal to explain years at a time of his life as a student. They ignored his ultra-left record as a "community organizer," Illinois state legislator, and Senator.

The American people ignored his total zero of an academic record as a student and teacher, his complete lack of scholarship when he was being touted as a scholar.

Now, the American people are starting to wake up to the truth. Barack Obama is a super likeable super leftist, not a fan of this country, way, way too cozy with the terrorist leaders in the Middle East, way beyond naïveté, all the way into active destruction of our interests and our allies and our future.

The American people have already awakened to the truth that the stimulus bill -- a great idea in theory -- was really an immense bribe to Democrat interest groups, and in no way an effort to help all Americans.

Now, Americans are waking up to the truth that ObamaCare basically means that every time you are sick or injured, you will have a clerk from the Department of Motor Vehicles telling your doctor what he can and cannot do.

The American people already know that Mr. Obama's plan to lower health costs while expanding coverage and bureaucracy is a myth, a promise of something that never was and never will be -- a bureaucracy lowering costs in a free society. Either the costs go up or the free society goes away.

These are perilous times. Mrs. Hillary Clinton, our Secretary of State, has given Iran the go-ahead to have nuclear weapons, an unqualified betrayal of the nation. Now, we face a devastating loss of freedom at home in health care. It will be joined by controls on our lives to "protect us" from global warming, itself largely a fraud if believed to be caused by man.

Mr. Obama knows Americans are getting wise and will stop him if he delays at all in taking away our freedoms.

There is his urgency and our opportunity. Once freedom is lost, America is lost. Wake up, beloved America."

Monday, August 17, 2009

Say "Thank You" to the Military

Have you ever wanted to say thanks when you saw a service man, but didn't - then you wished you had? Watch this video to see the easy way to express your gratitude for their service:

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Chick Flicks

There is nothing good to watch on TV in August so that's when I usually break out the old movies. I love chick flicks (especially mindless, ridiculous, silly, sappy, and fun ones). Here is a list of my favorites (in alphabetical order)
  1. An Affair to Remember
  2. Big
  3. Bridget Jones Diary
  4. Can’t Buy Me Love
  5. Casablanca
  6. Clueless
  7. Confessions of a Shopoholic
  8. Cutting Edge
  9. Dance with Me
  10. Dirty Dancing
  11. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
  12. Father of the Bride (I & II)
  13. Ferris Bueller’s Day off
  14. Four Weddings and a Funeral
  15. Gidget (& Gidget goes Hawaiian)
  16. Grease
  17. High Society
  18. Legally Blonde
  19. Meet the Parents
  20. Miss Congeniality
  21. My Best Friend’s Wedding
  22. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (LOVED it!)
  23. Much Ado About Nothing
  24. Overboard
  25. Pillow Talk (a classic!)
  26. Pretty Woman
  27. Pride and Prejudice (also: An Ideal Husband, and The Importance of Being Ernest)
  28. Roman Holiday
  29. Romy & Michele’s High School reunion
  30. Runaway Bride
  31. Sabrina (both the 1954 & 1995 versions )
  32. Sleepless in Seattle
  33. Some Like it Hot
  34. Something’s Gotta Give
  35. Strictly Ballroom
  36. The American President (I LOVE this movie!)
  37. The Devil Wears Prada
  38. The Holiday (my all time favorite)
  39. While You Were Sleeping
  40. You’ve Got Mail