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I put my full faith in President Obama, but now I am part of the new revolution

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Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2009 10:00 pm

Failure. Something I don't wish on our president, or our country.

I can't even imagine how incredibly difficult a day in Barack Obama's shoes must be. The decisions he has to make, some split-second, undoubtedly test his moral fiber and his faith in humanity. Being the leader of the free world is certainly no easy task.

I had hope. I did. The big day in January when the country sat glued to their TV sets to watch inauguration history was the same day I was crossing my fingers, praying that this was the rebound game, that we were headed to a country of greatness again.

When Obama was elected last November I used an analogy that boiled down to the idea of America depending on him to change our direction and not hurt us as we had been in years past, or face the rage of the people who couldn't take any more.

It wasn't a threat; it was a promise of reaction. We the people chose to instill our trust and faith in him.

He has since, alongside Congress, spent trillions in money that didn't exist.

I'm not wet behind the ears with the idea of government. I get it. It's a game that has been going on for decades beyond decades, and the bulk of politicians have always been rats, out for their own agenda. Nothing new.

But America has never been this far into left field before. And yes, the pun was intended. Liberalism has saturated the political landscape and even drowned the Republican Party. Spending $400 million for endangered deer or $3 billion for green energy with no checks, balances or assurance any of that will be spent on said bill proposals is something I cannot understand or accept in a time where there is no money - period.

Raising the debt limit every time we tap out our mortgaged cash isn't just irresponsible; it's destroying the future, prolonging the inevitable.

Congresspeople from both parties who are deaf to our cries and a sitting president who had the potential to be great and turn this mess around but did just the opposite have added to the frustration building within Americans across this land.

Millions of Americans who love the United States and are committed to the future of this great nation have risen over the past year. Not because they hate the president or are racist or hate the Democratic majority. This has nothing to do with party politics; it's that trivial garbage and maniac rhetoric that has also helped add another step to this country's end.

Thomas Jefferson once said, "Every generation needs a new revolution."

This past Saturday across America, millions of citizens, worried about the future, took to city streets and state landmarks to protest outrageous spending, unbelievable corruption and ignorant elected officials who no longer represent the little guy.

The UK Daily Mail estimated the crowd that marched on Washington, D.C., was up to two million.

Two million Americans at the doorstep of Congress and the president.

A new revolution, Mr. Jefferson? It's on.

Corruption at the top. Americans are sick to death of this culture of corruption that has become commonplace in politics. That's why they were there - in mass.

That's why this past Saturday, Americans from all walks of life gathered together as they did on that emotional day eight years ago. These Americans pleaded for the country they know exists beyond the politics and beyond the heated rhetoric to emerge once again.

How we felt on September 12, 2001, after the attacks that changed our lives, we believed in the American spirit. We appreciated our neighbors and hugged our family members a little tighter than before.

We stood together in town squares, churches, school cafeterias and auditoriums. We knew that the real America - the one that is colorblind to skin, loves children, helps a friend in need, obeys the law and works hard to live within its means and create a bright future for its family, that America - would prosper once again.

A united front where doing the right thing isn't labeled "extreme," and where believing in the core principals of the grandest, greatest and most spectacular free society that was ever established can and will prosper once again.

Don't be fooled. It's not about parties, presidents, media or politics. It's about America.

"Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves are its only safe depositories," Thomas Jefferson said.

Join "the people" in stopping this problem rather than continuing to accept it. We're America, we're better than this.

Let's not allow failure.

Wade Heath is a college student and writer of The WadeWire Blog at wadewire.blogspot.com. He can be reached at reachwade@lycos.com.

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87 comments:

  • posted at 5:41 pm on Thu, Sep 24, 2009.

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    voter wrote "You really ought to try thinking for yourself."Always good advice.

     
  • posted at 6:40 am on Tue, Sep 22, 2009.

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    good post, gcamp.You said: "5. Regarding job creation, with national unemployment at a 26-year high (and expected to rise), why not immediately cut taxes and regulations much more on small businesses which, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of the Census, created 78.9 percent of the nation's net new jobs?"Some say obama has no idea what he is doing with the economy. What is scary is I think he knows exactly what he is doing. The only growth he wants is government employees. He has a socialist agenda for our country. Part of that plan is to let our economy suffer so we are in "crisis" mode which helps him ram his agenda down our throats.

     
  • posted at 2:43 am on Tue, Sep 22, 2009.

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    Nicely done gcamp. Obama says that the time for "transformation" is now. What that means to him is that a weakened America will ultimately become a stronger America. Now that more than half of the country realizes how warped this man's vision is, the likelihood of any big transformation seems unrealistic at best -- We'll see?

     
  • posted at 3:47 pm on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    From my 8:50 am post 9/21/09On his watch LBJ said he would not embarrass Israel orattack them for their strafing of the USS Liberty an American spy ship, hisWords “a few dead Sailors weren’t worth it.”

     
  • posted at 3:12 pm on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    5. Regarding job creation, with national unemployment at a 26-year high (and expected to rise), why not immediately cut taxes and regulations much more on small businesses which, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce and Bureau of the Census, created 78.9 percent of the nation's net new jobs?6. Regarding terrorism, why not investigate terrorists more aggressively rather than going after the CIA?7. Regarding government ethics, why not have a single—rather than a double—standard? Elected and appointed officials need to abide by the same laws they require regular citizens to follow.The true test of leaders is how they use power. President Obama will either be just another mediocre politician or an historic statesman depending on whether he shifts his power levers forwards or “barackwards

     
  • posted at 3:10 pm on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    3. Regarding energy independence and lowering energy costs, why not permit more nuclear power plants to be developed in our own country as soon as possible, as France and Japan have already done—safely? Why not consent to more environmentally responsible domestic oil drilling now, whether onshore or offshore, even while we test the feasibility of alternative sources of energy?4. Regarding economic revival and the development of world markets for U.S. goods, why repeat the mistake that helped trigger the Depression—the imposition of trade barriers, such as the cap and trade bill’s carbon tax on imports and a new 35 percent tariff on Chinese tires? Instead, why not buck the labor unions, special interests and Democrats in Congress by fast tracking more free trade agreements with other countries?

     
  • posted at 3:09 pm on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    On crisis after crisis, the president is taking a “barackwards” approach, rejecting immediate actions that would solve problems now, help people quickly, and win him trust with the majority of Americans. Here are seven examples:1. Regarding his $900-billion health care fix President Obama says, “Reducing the waste and inefficiency in Medicare and Medicaid will pay for most of this plan.” If that’s true, why not show that government can actually do that first, before we drastically increase spending, the nation’s debt, and government control over our health care?2. Regarding the “achievement gap,” high dropout rates, and violence plaguing many schools, why not give those mostly black and Hispanic students and their families the hope and change they desperately need? Why not defy intransigence by the teachers’ unions and allow school choice, charter schools and privately-funded opportunity scholarships?

     
  • posted at 1:45 pm on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    Gator--interesting perspective. We should never forget what Israel did to the Liberty--an unarmed US NAVY ship that was monitoring Egyption radio traffic for the Israeli's -IN INTERNATIONAL waters off th coast of Egypt. Congress has never had a hearing on it. Thanks AIPAC.I forgot to mention President Dick Nixon. He also did not trust Israel.

     
  • posted at 12:48 pm on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    My mother couldn’t stand Jewish people as for me the thought never passed my mind. I have never figured out why such a small population could tick off so many people. Talk about racism there it is in all it’s ugly glory. MaybeIf six and a half million of my ancestors had been cooked in the Jerry’s ovens I just might walk around with a chip on my shoulder and a real nastyattitude and want to kick A** and take names….Then that’s just me….

     
  • posted at 12:38 pm on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    First off Truman did cast the deciding Vote to give Israel their foot hold in Palestine.. The argument could be made they were there first. We have. helped Israel in all five wars. In the 67 war there were 2 large yachts at anchor in New York harbor with Israeli agents and Arms brokers doing business with full knowledge of the US Government. 67 the Us Air Force flew broken weapons to the US for repair and back in the C-5 almost fasterthan they were shot up.. As for Mosaad agents they are here along with others. Seal teams and Delta force routinely sneak in and out of Israel. AlsoWe have a Black ops unit who does termination jobs where ever the need arises. As for the Palestinians are the Arab worlds stick to keep Israel stirredThey don’t care how many women and children are killed as long as Israel gets the Blame…without oil the Arabs would be nothing but Nomad camelJockeys…

     
  • posted at 10:01 am on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    Gator- President Eisenhower was a proponent of the USA not Israel. It was Truman and his advisors that aquiesced to the support of synthesizing Israel as a sovereign country for diplaced Jews after the holocaust. At that time, most of Congress did not support this idea because it would be taking land away from Palestinians. Have we heard that compalint before?President Kennedy viewed Israel only as a way to expand US military presence in the Middle East. He was not "owned" by the AZC. He did this by selling them short range surface to air missiles. One unanswered question, is that many Mossad agents were present in an around Dallas during the assassination. Why were they there? We can also ask the same question about thirty Mossad agents who were deported from the USA by the FBI two months after 911. Why were they set up videotaping the planes AS THEY CRASHED into the twin towers? This takes time and preparation. How did they get there before our own NYFD and NYPD? The questions have been asked and never answered.

     
  • posted at 9:08 am on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    OOPS AMERICAN ZIONIST COUNCIL---the WZC is totally controlled by Istael.

     
  • posted at 9:07 am on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    WTF- Three Presidents have requested investigation of AIPAC and its predecessor the World Zionist Council. At any one time there seems to be some federal investigation for fraud, campaign finance, lobbying or espionage. But we never seem to get to the prosecution stage. There are several explanations. One of them, is that the USA is one of the parties that helped produce the state of Israel. Another is that there are more Jews in the USA than in Israel. But that does not mean that all jews are Zionists.I think the simple explanation is that most politicians really represent their campaign contributors rather than anyone else. They call it "access" and "constituent service". Unfortunately, most of us can't pick up the telephone and ask to speak to the President, even if it is his/her own spiritual advisor. Look what happened to Reverend Wright. Emmanuel Rahm, a former backroom political controller from Chicago is THE gatekeeper for our President. Guess who he owes his allegiance to? Ask him. I hear nothing about "WE" as America, only CONTROL OF AMERICA. The question is for whom?

     
  • posted at 3:50 am on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    Insinuation fit’s the bill edumacation, pure and simple…Tell me this, what American President, congress and senate hasn’t been tied to the Jewish lobby since 1949..On his watch LBJ said he would not embarrass Israel orattack them for their strafing of the USS Liberty an American spy ship, hisWords “a few dead Sailors weren’t worth it.” I have never seen the amount of Or the scope of hate for an America President. One thing for sure Beck and Limbaugh must have Heinrich Himmler and Joseph Goebbles laughing in their graves…

     
  • posted at 3:46 am on Mon, Sep 21, 2009.

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    edumacation, excellent posts and right on the money! There is far too much Israeli Zionist involvement in American political affairs and it's time it came to an end.We need ONLY AMERICAN representatives - not dual citizens with Israel - who put AMERICA first, second and third....not apologists, shills or propagandist for Israel who, at the same time, are running America into the ground.

     
  • posted at 12:31 pm on Sun, Sep 20, 2009.

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    edumacation wrote "DFTT"DFTT; Don't feed the trolls. lol!

     
  • posted at 4:04 am on Sun, Sep 20, 2009.

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    DFTT

     
  • posted at 4:02 am on Sun, Sep 20, 2009.

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    Gator--I did not say that Obama was a Muslim or a "Zionist sympathizer". Obama owes his presidency to his campaign contributors, like every other politician.Don't you think it strange that a company(G-S) which extols the virtue of Laissez-faire capitalism would strongly support a former "community activist" (Acorn) and a person who strongly supports former communist community organizers such as Bill Ayers and Van Jones?Goldman-Sachs supports Obama and they receive support from him. Quid pro quo.Dozens of white house staff and political appointments are former Goldman-Sachs executives. It is more than a correlation---according to the appointees.There is a difference between a "Zionist sympathizer" than a strong leader and PROPONENT of Zionism. Here is an Obama quote:"...My support within the Jewish community probably has been much more significant than any support that I have received from the Muslim American community," Mr. Obama said, adding that he welcomes support from Muslim Americans.... "...living for four years in Indonesia — the world's most populous Muslim country ...allows me to say things to them that other presidents might not be able to say...."Obama "Csar" list----mostly AIPAC people.

     
  • posted at 3:26 am on Sun, Sep 20, 2009.

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    voter wrote on Sep 16, 2009 5:59 PM:" Cogito wrote on Sep 16, 2009 5:16 PM:" Well, Christ died on the cross for those sins. So they are forgiven. But they need to be admitted to, and confessed to as sins first before God will forgive them. "Is this what you really believe? Cuz if that's the case, then I guess you are against the death penalty too? Wow, something we agree on.-Voter,So you believe that the death penalty is not justifiable if the person does not admit they committed the crime? Even though there is overwhelming evidence? You're definatley not a Jew.

     
  • posted at 1:19 pm on Sat, Sep 19, 2009.

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    edumacation: Please take your Ritalin.

     
  • posted at 10:35 am on Sat, Sep 19, 2009.

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    edumacation, first he’s called a Muslim now you insist he is a Zionist sympathizer. Sorrythat just doesn’t compute.. Zionist/Muslim that’s like Gas/match…All this hyperbole about Obama would be funny as hell if it wasn’t so bloody pathetic…

     
  • posted at 4:29 pm on Fri, Sep 18, 2009.

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    Wade- You know that it is now payback time for Goldman-Sachs who paid millions in campaign contributions. And guess what---try to form they are being paid back. Look at all the former Goldman-Sachs executives that have been appointed by Mr. Obama. It's called Quid Pro Quo, loosely "something for something"--- I scratch your back---and you scratch mine---with MONEY.Mr. Obama is also paying back the huge INDIRECT contributions from AIPAC (American Israel Public Affairs Committee) Three US Presidents since WW2 have had them investigated for a foreign power influencing our policial structure. They changed their name from the original American Zionist Council. The word Zionist (which really reflects their interest ---ZIONISM) is no longer politically correct and there are fears that Islamists will be offended. Now it's called AIPAC. The problem is the payback- Look at the list of Obama Csars. Many were really appointed by their friend and possibly controller AIPAC. Do you remember the alleged racist remarks made by Obama's minister Reverend Wright? Mr Wright was only expressing his fear that Pro-Zionist Obama appointees control to his access and calendar. Look up the names.

     
  • posted at 12:05 pm on Fri, Sep 18, 2009.

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    Young Wade proclaimed: "I put my full faith in President Obama, but now I am part of the new revolution"Please. As I recall your "faith" lasted about a month. I guess that's a long time for children these days.

     
  • posted at 2:01 am on Fri, Sep 18, 2009.

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    Lou Dobbs on the Amnesty bill that is quietly snaking its way through Congress (We should be very, very afraid):http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/17260182/1610997888/name/ftc-vi26.wmv

     
  • posted at 1:31 am on Fri, Sep 18, 2009.

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    Err, Lodian, yes he did but far be it for us to stop 'em when they're on a roll. Go graycloud; it's yo birthday!

     
  • posted at 6:26 pm on Thu, Sep 17, 2009.

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    gray cloud wrote "We do not have to respect a "Death to America", "America must die" socialist, communist and gatherer of all kinds of bottom feeding loosers, crooks, tax cheats, killers and pinkos, wakkos, and acorn nuts, scum and loosers of all sizes and shapes. Great job you are doing, Wade."Did gray cloud just call Wade a bunch of names? ;-)

     
  • posted at 1:14 pm on Thu, Sep 17, 2009.

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    Yes to your column!! We have to respect the "office of the president". Why I dont know. I did respect the office but not any more. We do not have to respect a "Death to America", "America must die" socialist, communist and gatherer of all kinds of bottom feeding loosers, crooks, tax cheats, killers and pinkos, wakkos, and acorn nuts, scum and loosers of all sizes and shapes. Great job you are doing, Wade.

     
  • posted at 7:42 am on Thu, Sep 17, 2009.

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    Corruption at the top. Americans are sick to death of this culture of corruption that has become commonplace in politics. That's why they were there — in mass......Frank,Rangle,Dodd,Stanford,Edwards,Feinstein,To many to list with Tax issues,to many to list with sweatheart loans from Fannie & Freddie,To many to list of the non vented/confirmed CZARsIt is an absolute mess!!!

     
  • posted at 5:45 am on Thu, Sep 17, 2009.

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    speckle wrote 1:16pm "Our government has been out of control long before Obama came along."Now THAT we can agree on.

     
  • posted at 4:20 am on Thu, Sep 17, 2009.

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    jramagic wrote on Sep 16, 2009 at 4:50 PM:"Local law enforcement officials estimated 70k or so. That's still a lot...but not the "millions" that the march advocates and blog-meisters are tossing around."It's possible that when referencing the "millions" number, that those writing are referring to the total across the nation and not just in D.C. since there were many marches scheduled that day all across the country.

     
  • posted at 4:16 am on Thu, Sep 17, 2009.

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    sparky595 wrote on Sep 16, 2009 at 1:16 PM:"...Let's investigate all of the corruption in Washington. The last administration, too. I am tired of the special interest groups and secret deals that go on at the American citizens' expense. Our government has been out of control long before obama came along."WELL SAID!!! I totally agree with you!

     
  • posted at 1:58 am on Thu, Sep 17, 2009.

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    Still ridin' that streetcar... now aren't you stella? Don't get to giddy yet; we've got unemployment, foreclosures and multi-trillion dollar debt that can never be paid. If Bernanke is right about being out of the woods, then be careful 'cuz you're headed right for the swamp.

     
  • posted at 12:43 am on Thu, Sep 17, 2009.

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    Lee: just the school of life my friend.

     
  • posted at 1:40 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Warrior4Life: Are you a "Warrior" through a local school?

     
  • posted at 12:59 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Cogito wrote on Sep 16, 2009 5:16 PM:" Well, Christ died on the cross for those sins. So they are forgiven. But they need to be admitted to, and confessed to as sins first before God will forgive them. "Is this what you really believe? Cuz if that's the case, then I guess you are against the death penalty too? Wow, something we agree on.You never analyze the implications of what you are told to believe, do you?

     
  • posted at 12:35 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    You are so gullible that you believed that a million people marched on Washington a couple of days ago just because Glenn Beck told you. Even though you know he lied and showed misleading photos, you'll believe the next load of garbage he throws out too. Why? Because the wingnut message is scripture to you, not to be questioned, and to be followed even when it hurts people and makes zero sense. Politics=Religion for you.

     
  • posted at 12:33 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Cogito... who is hateful? sounding off with vengence there guy. calm down. voter, as much as you disgree with him/her, has always been reasonable and calm. in all honesty, you have taken to lashing out with rancor more than you did in the past.

     
  • posted at 12:31 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    You really ought to try thinking for yourself.

     
  • posted at 12:29 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Some of my best friends are Christians, although not fundamentalists or Bible literalists. None of your beliefs make any sense. So now you are claiming that all those abominations in Leviticus are sins? Seriously? Planting two types of seed in the same field is a sin that needs to be confessed? Should I go on? Why do you just single out one "abomination" as sin and then ignore all the rest along with God's command to kill? Do you literally believe that a rapist must marry the woman he raped? Cuz that's one of God's commands too. My point is that you believe whatever you are told to believe by both your church and your political party without question, no matter who it hurts, no matter how ridiculous, no matter how hateful.

     
  • posted at 12:24 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Hey, I disrespect them to their faces. They either have a sense of humor about it or they don't. Plus, throw in union members, I bag on them relentlessy also. I don't have time to listen to those you call "authority figures" unless you count my Christian, conservative Republican wife, or her best friend who's the Educational Director for the Eagle Forum. Neither who are dumb chicks. One has an MBA, and the other a degree in Microbiology and has worked for the CDC. I suppose they're idiots for not being angry liberals.

     
  • posted at 12:16 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    So you say your not a hateful, vile excuse for a human being, but then you say we Christians need to be murdering gay people and unruly children? Well, Christ died on the cross for those sins. So they are forgiven. But they need to be admitted to, and confessed to as sins first before God will forgive them.

     
  • posted at 12:16 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Cogito wrote on Sep 16, 2009 4:55 PM:" OK, maybe I should have said politicians. Most people who work for the government aren't motivated enough to be corrupt. "Now you're disrespecting the people who sit next to you in church on Sunday and probably some family members too. That's not a very funny joke. It makes honest discourse impossible. You don't know what you believe anymore and just wait for someone, anyone you see as an authority figure to tell you what to say next. Have some self respect and think for yourself.

     
  • posted at 12:12 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Hey everyone, building on this afternoon's success I am organizing a 100 MILLION MAN MARCH to call for Wade Heath's dismissal this Friday in front of the fountain at the Veterans Plaza.Come early, parking may be limited, given the expected turn out.

     
  • posted at 12:05 pm on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    I don't abide dishonesty very easily, Cog, and you are the most dishonest poster of all. You're smart enough to know that most of what you spew is false, and you repeat it anyway. That's the worst kind of liar. When you are caught in a lie, you run off. I'm still waiting to hear why you think the first half of that Leviticus verse about homosexuality should be taken literally, but the second half where God commands you to kill them should be completely ignored. That's some major cognitive dissonance you live with. And some big time hate.

     
  • posted at 11:59 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Perhaps they won't be motivated to pull you from a burning car or house either.

     
  • posted at 11:57 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Voter, theres nobody here that is more angry and hateful than yourself. Maybe you could use a check up from the neck up.

     
  • posted at 11:55 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    OK, maybe I should have said politicians. Most people who work for the government aren't motivated enough to be corrupt.

     
  • posted at 11:50 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    You poor folks that actually BELIEVE those phony March photos...God, you'll suck up anything. Please dig deeper before picking up your hoes and rakes and shouting nonsense. Some of the "march" photos taken from overhead were years old...easily verified by construction done recently that was not present in the photos. Local law enforcement officials estimated 70k or so. That's still a lot...but not the "millions" that the march advocates and blog-meisters are tossing around. Geeze.

     
  • posted at 11:10 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Here's Cogito again, the bulimic Fox viewer--he forces down as much propaganda as he can hold and then runs to the computer to spew it all out on the LNS blogs. You used to think for yourself, Cog. Your views were nuanced and thoughtful. Over the last year or so, you've morphed into a Brian clone. Same with Jerome. There are no longer any independent minded conservatives posting here. As for this idiotic statement that government=corruption: stupid and disrespectful of all of your friends and neighbors who work for the fire and police departments, public schools, libraries, and on and on. You've become a cartoon.

     
  • posted at 10:54 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Government and corruption are peas in a pod. Everything they touch turns tainted.

     
  • posted at 8:18 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Good job Wade, you have turned over some rocks and there is much "scurrying" and squeeling from those subterranian creatures who were inhabitants and claim "I won't read his crap". HaHaHaHa ! They do read your stuff and love it or not at least some bloggers will put down their drinks and jump in with posts, informed or not. Keep stirring the poltice...

     
  • posted at 8:16 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    I agree with you, Jeff. Let's investigate all of the corruption in Washington. The last administration, too. I am tired of the special interest groups and secret deals that go on at the American citizens' expense. Our government has been out of control long before obama came along.

     
  • posted at 8:14 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    okay, you may not agree with this guy, or believe what he does, but check out the protesters, and their signs.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1HFzw8lF7k

     
  • posted at 7:44 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    speaking of the character of those involved... grab some 'corn, it's movie time.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lUPMjC9mq5Y

     
  • posted at 7:42 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    I agree, Cogtio, let's investigate them! Right after we get done investigating Haliburton, KBR, and Blackwater, right?! Let's go! Investigat Haliburton, KBR, Blackwater, and ACORN!! Yeah, all together now!

     
  • posted at 7:36 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Leonard, I think the videos show the character of many invoved with this organization. It shows that the accusations of things like voter fraud in the last election, attributed to them, is not even the slightest stretch of things they're capable of. I wonder what the rate of failed loans to good they made to people? They have exposed themselves as everything bad they've been acused of being. They need to be investigated, not just cut off.

     
  • posted at 7:33 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Ivan, I was there, and I hear from a former park employee, that he heard from an off duty cop that it was 40 million!

     
  • posted at 7:33 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Unfortunately, congress is still not listening to the American people and listening to those they listened to before.

     
  • posted at 7:31 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    I say you watch too much fox, and listen to too much hannity.

     
  • posted at 7:30 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    I held a march to get Wade Heath fired ten minutes ago. My estimate is that 25 million people attended. I have video that proves it. I should note that all of the marchers look very similar, as do the cars they are standing in front of, but I am sure it is all a coincidence.In any case, the people have spoken. Wade Heath must go!!! 25 million marchers can't be wrong!

     
  • posted at 7:30 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Couldn't agree more, 1143.Wade wrote: "This past Saturday across America, ??? of citizens, worried about the future, took to city streets and state landmarks to protest outrageous spending, unbelievable corruption and ignorant elected officials who no longer represent the little guy."The fact that there is contention regarding the number of protesters is nothing new. Happened all the time with the MSM during the war protests. Only real coverage available was usually on the internet.In all fairness, there were most likely a median between what the MSM reported and what the websites are stating. But here's an example of protests during Bush's era that were not covered, or barely covered, by the MSM:http://whatreallyhappened.com/WRHARTICLES/whoiscongresslisteningto.html

     
  • posted at 7:25 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Already...........AGAIN; It is time for "a change we can believe in!"Time to get rid of the Chicago Mafia..........O'Bama, Axelrod, Emanuel, and Holder. They all have been very involved with ACORN. It would be humorous, if it were not so serious.We now, more than ever, have a very corrupt government. Also, to be added to this group of thiefs are: Pelosi,Reid,Feinstein, Boxer, Waters,(tax-cheat)Geithner,(Fannie Mae cheat)Chris Dodd & (Freddie Mac cheat) Barney Franke.What say you?

     
  • posted at 7:25 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    How we felt on September 12, 2001, after the attacks that changed our lives, we believed in the American spirit. Ya gotta love Wade. This collection of words isn't even really a proper sentence.Surely the time has come for the LNS to fire Heath for cause and hire a replacement, preferably someone with at least a 6th grade education.

     
  • posted at 7:10 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    I had 9 people show up to my barbecue last weekend. Oh, and I had photos of it, not videos.

     
  • posted at 6:50 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Cogito wrote on Sep 16, 2009 11:34 AM:" What do you think of the msm ignoring the Acorn videosI am curious, Cog. Beyond the obvious fact that ACORN should probably be cut off from federal funding, what do you think the significance of the videos is?

     
  • posted at 6:45 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    I saw the videos on msm yesterday and this morning. I hadn't heard any hubub about them until yesterday. did faux really show them last week? and, yes, given this evidence, money to acorn should be curtailed, scrutinized, or cut off.

     
  • posted at 6:38 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    and many more where "tens of thousands" protested in Washington. So size wise, this protest was not extraordinary, not at 60-70,000. At 2 mil, sure, that's big; perhaps that's the reason for the lie, to make it seem bigger than it really was. Oh, and how come you don;t remember the anti-bush/anti-war protests? Because your faux news, right wing pundits discredited protesters as un-American. But now that it suits them, the tune is different.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Protests_against_the_Iraq_War

     
  • posted at 6:38 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    'Of all the haters of Bush's policies, did they ever march on Washington...?'Why yes they did. Some were as big as the 9-12 protest, some bigger...On October 26,[2002], protests took place in various cities across the world. Over 100,000 people took part in a protest in Washington.On January 16, 2003, protests were held worldwide in opposition to a war with Iraq... Americans attended a rally in Washington, D.C. The U.S. Park Police... said that protest organizers only had a permit for 30,000 demonstrators. According to rally organizers, more than 200,000 Americans were in attendance... In Washington, "at least tens of thousands",[26] or "several hundred thousand"[27] people demonstrated through the city, ending with a rally at The Mall.

     
  • posted at 6:34 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    What do you think of the msm ignoring the Acorn videos? Charlie Gibson said yesterday he hadn't even heard of them. Fox was showing them last week. Do you think Charlie was lying, and covering for Obama's old employer?

     
  • posted at 6:29 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Jeff, if the bailouts were a good idea, why wouldn't he do it again? Saying they wouldn't do it again is admitting it was a bad idea.

     
  • posted at 6:22 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    cogito, 1) id on't think that quote "admits" bail outs werea bad idea. 2) we posted at the same time; i obviously know the difference.

     
  • posted at 5:47 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Faked photos of an astro-turf event.Surely, the pattern here must be evident to even the most dim witted right wing fanatic.

     
  • posted at 5:44 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Come on Cog, the clear evidence of blatant fabrication must be disturbing even to you.I can't imagine what the Right would be doing if someone on the Left had tried this sort of nonsense.

     
  • posted at 4:46 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    It’s as plain as the nose on your face, it’s called payback ! The Democrats hammered Bush, Now the Republicans under the leadership of Rush Oxycotin Limbaugh are giving it back in spades…My Bellwether is GunControl.. Right now the democrats won’t touch it.. My Congressman is aBluedog Democrat like my self. He voted no on the Stimulus, and so far on health.. The man has been in office 9 months plus I choose to watch and wait.. I will put it this way if he did decide to go after the guns this brouhahaover health care is a Sunday in the park. Jefferson’s words of refreshing Democracy with a little new blood my come to pass… Want to pay for health car ? stop foreign aid all together. We should have learned by now you Can’t buy friendship….

     
  • posted at 4:28 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Great article, Wade! You are absolutely correct...the problem lies on BOTH sides of the aisle. ;)I am constantly amazed how anyone who disagrees with the current administration's policies can be called a racist.From where I sit, Obama is that lovely shade of green, you know, the color of money....same as Bush. In fact, I've taken to calling Obama Bush III.Speaking of money....I, too, saw where Bernanke said the recession was over and laughed out loud. LOL! That idiot said the same thing last March. What's it going to be? Bennie-boy going to announce the recession's over every six months and hope he eventually gets it right? ;)

     
  • posted at 4:00 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    We can discuss meaningless points of how many people were actually in Washington protesting. The fact is there were 10's of thousands there, thousands rallied around the country the same day, and these rallies have been going on for weeks leading up to this. The democrats can ignore the these people all they want. I will bet they will notice them in November of 2010. Of all the haters of Bush's policies, did they ever march on Washington, or have endless tea parties, or overflow townhall meetings to express their concerns like the American people are doing today? Our government needs to get a grip on reality. America is tired of their self-serving attitude that doesn't take into account what Americans want.

     
  • posted at 3:38 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Wade, I do occasionally agree with Barry the Marxist. Why, just yesterday we had a meeting of the minds that Kanye West is a "Jackass".

     
  • posted at 3:33 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Jeff, photos, and video are the same thing?

     
  • posted at 3:32 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Did anyone catch Barry the Marxist's statement the other day that went something like "If this happens on Wall Street again, next time the government wont bail them out". That was the first time I heard him admit that the bailouts were a bad idea.

     
  • posted at 3:28 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    cogito, please see the post preceding yours.

     
  • posted at 3:27 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Clarification, the stuff Beck was showing was not photos, but video.

     
  • posted at 3:25 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Glen Beck showed the aerial photos of the rally and compared them to the photos of the inauguration crowd. They looked practically identical. The inauguration crowd was estimated at 1.6 million. There were obviously more than 75,000. That's only a little more than a Niner game. Iwas at "Day on the Green" back in the day many times, including Led Zeppelin, The crowd was exponentially larger than that. And remember, this was only one location, and all those people are rabid voters.

     
  • posted at 3:20 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Great point, Jeff. Of course, the photo that these right wingers have been circulating to "prove" their numbers has been proven to be a fake. http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2009/09/14/that-photo-of-the-912-march-on-washington-its-fake/http://features.csmonitor.com/politics/2009/09/14/that-photo-of-the-912-march-on-washington-its-fake/For Wade to get these figures and facts right is not likely, since he doesn't do any actual journalistic research - he has no true facts to back up his opinion. Plus, if the LNS would actually archive his columns, you could easily see that he has never, never backed the President - not before, during or after the election or inauguration. He's as bad as Rush Limbaugh, hoping that the country fails in order to prove that Obama was the wrong choice for president. Well, too bad for Wade, Bernanke reports that the recession has ended and the economy is bouncing back.

     
  • posted at 3:18 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    I believe the number to be closer to 75,000 as well. Not to mention the thousands that didn't make it to Washington that day, but instead, had rallies in cities across the country. What ever the actual total is, when was the last time you saw that many people march to the capital to protest their disappointment with the government? You cannot dismiss these Americans as racists. That is just absurd. Say what you want about the inner workings of the republican party (i am not a republican myself), but we need to stop calling good American citizens racists simply because they don't agree with obama.

     
  • posted at 2:53 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Interestingly, your only quoted source as to the "two million" that marched on Washington says there were "up to a million." http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1213056/Up-million-march-US-Capitol-protest-Obamas-spending-tea-party-demonstration.htmlThe only thing close to an official estimate is closer to 75,000. The 1.2, 1.5, 1.7, and 2 million estimates that keep getting floated around the rightwing blogoshpere seem to be wildly offbase, thanks to fact-challenged Michele Malkin.

     
  • posted at 2:48 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Democrats always keep a race card nearby in their wallet or purse, ready to throw it out whenever they need to.....usually when they are not winning the fight. "Hilarious: Take a count of how many black Republicans there are in office. Just a thought. And of those serving; how many have pockets so shallow they'd take the position to be played as "token"? In 1928, Oscar De Priest won the 1st Congressional District of Illinois (the South Side of Chicago) as a Republican, becoming the first black Congressman of the modern era. DePriest was also the last black Republican in the House for 56 years. Tell it like it is; Republicans have their fare share of innuendos thrown toward this not being about race yet their actions and behaviors can't even get past a 5th grader without being so obvious. Just thought I'd throw that out there. And yep, I'm expecting someone will throw it back. peace

     
  • posted at 2:31 am on Wed, Sep 16, 2009.

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    Wade said " Millions of Americans who love the United States and are committed to the future of this great nation have risen over the past year. Not because they hate the president or are racist or hate the Democratic majority."Well said. If Americans find it troubling to see what our government is doing to our country, we should stand up and voice our concerns. We should be able to do so without worry of being called a racist or "wanting obama to fail". Plenty of people hated Bush and definitely wanted him to fail. They called him a liar all of the time. But if you call out this administration based on policies and socialist agenda they are pushing, OH you are mad that a black man is president. Your a racist. Give me a break. Democrats always keep a race card nearby in their wallet or purse, ready to throw it out whenever they need to.....usually when they are not winning the fight.

     

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