Thursday, June 12, 2008

The Big T Pic of the Day

PETA is Back!!!
These PETA folks are insane!

Photo by Mike Brown / The Commercial Appeal
Ashley Byrne, a Washington, D.C.-based campaign coordinator with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), talks with Memphis police officers during a recent demonstration outside City Hall that coincided with World Vegetarian Week. When officers inquired about the well-being of intern Shawn Herbold (bottom) and volunteer Thomas Olsen, a sweat-soaked Herbold replied that she was in pain and feeling nauseated from the heat after being wrapped in cellophane for 30 minutes, and also asked how much longer she needed to stay there. Byrne let her know it wouldn't be much longer and left her under the hot afternoon sun for 30 minutes more while debating with the officers. PETA would never treat a cow that way, but I guess it's OK for an intern. Many organizations that focus on extremes could take note that leading through example makes more impact than demonstrating with hypocrisy. "1,000 Words" is a weekly pictorial commentary on events in Greater Memphis and around the world. Today's "1,000 Words" was written by Mike Brown, a photographer for The Commercial Appeal.

Obama finally leaves his church

After more than twenty years in the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Barack Obama has decided that the time has come to leave his church. I guess he got tired of trying to justify his membership.

His announcement came days after Trinity’s guest Catholic Priest Michael Pfledger made the comment; “racism is still America’s greatest addiction. I also believe America is the greatest sin against God,” during a sermon.

In his announcement Obama said he is not denouncing the church, but will no longer be attending.

“It’s clear that now that I’m a candidate for president, every time something is said in the church by anyone associated with Trinity, including guest pastors, the remarks will imputed to me even if they totally conflict with my long-held views, statements and principles.”

This is no doubt an attempt to distance himself from Father Pfledger. In fact if Obama was asked about the priest’s comments he would probably tell us he was unfamiliar with the priest or never heard him say anything like that before. At least that is the kind of excuses we heard about his own pastor of twenty years Rev. Jeremiah Wright.

The fact of the matter is Obama can’t distance himself from these people because this is who Barack Obama is…For more than twenty years Obama sat in this church on Sundays and no doubt listened to sermons carrying the same: “I hate America because it is racist theme” and never once felt compelled to leave until now.

It is this “Hate America” theme that keeps coming up…Rev. Wright’s comments: “God Damn America” to his own wife who has: “never been proud to be an American until now.” Now we have Father Pfledger saying: America is the greatest sin against God… Oh and let’s not forget about that Cuban Che Guevara flags at an Obama campaign headquarters…

I have said it once, and I will say it again. You can tell a lot about a man by the company he keeps and this is the company Barrack Obama has kept for the past twenty years.

Hillarycare II: the sequel

OK…first off this is straight off the rumor mill. I have not been able to find anything concrete about this, but rumor has it if Barrack Obama he will either give Hillary Clinotn a cabinet position or put her in charge of his healthcare initiative.

Hillarycare II: the sequel. If this doesn’t scare the life out of you then maybe you don’t remember Hillarycare I. In 1993 Bill Clinton let Hillary propose a health care plan. (Probably to distract her from his extra-curricular activities with interns, but that is another story.) Anyways, in Hillarycare I it was illegal for you to use your own money and see a doctor of your choice. You could actually go to jail for such a crime! I can only imagine what Hillarycare II would bring to the table.

The main reason I even mention any of this is to just let you know thanks to the dumb masses of the government educated nationalized health care is on the way whether you like it or not. Give the democrats control of the White House, Senate and House this November; it will be here a lot earlier than you might think.

For whatever reasons the majority of Americans do not feel they should be responsible for their own healthcare. This thought is just idiotic to me. Your health is the most important thing in your life and you have no responsibility for its care? Just doesn’t make sense to me.

Anyways, under the circumstances John McCain actually has some fairly good ideas for handling the “health care crisis.” These ideas would involve private sector options and not government. For instance, give the same tax breaks to workers or individuals when they buy their own policies that businesses get when they buy health insurance for workers.

When it comes to healthcare liberals want to empower government and politicians. Conservatives want to empower the free market and individuals.

House Speaker Pelosi Praises Iran not US Military for Surge Success in Iraq

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi continued her support for the troops the only way she knows how, by discrediting their successes in Iraq. In her latest interview with the San Francisco Chronicle Pelosi claimed the US troops surge was a failure and then credited any success to “the goodwill of Iranians,” claiming they were responsible for ending violence in the southern city of Basra.

“Whatever the military success, and progress that may have been made, the surge didn’t accomplish its goal. And some of the success of the surge is that the goodwill of the Iranians—they decided in Basra when the fighting would end, they negotiated that cessation of hostilities—the Iranians,” Pelosi told the chronicle in an interview lasting over an hour discussing various different topics.

Is this woman insane! She will not mention anything if it will reflect well on the US military or US policy, but will quickly butter up the Iranians. The same Iranians that are funding insurgent activities in Iraq and Afghanistan!

Is it possible Pelosi doesn’t know the Iranian-brokered-cease-fire in Basra fell through and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered Iraqi Security Forces who with the help of US and coalition forces brought the Sadrists militias to their knees in a battle lasting a month driving insurgents out of Basra? How dare she downplay the sacrifice made from the blood sweat and tears of thousands of military service members and their families!

Of course this is common response from Nancy Pelosi. She has made comments similar to this in the past.

Considering the fact that democrats are still invested in our defeat in Iraq, and good news from Iraq is bad news for democrats Pelosi must feel this trip was productive for the cause. Discounting the success of the military, denying the accomplishments of the Iraqi Security Forces and giving credit to one of our most dangerous enemies puts her at the top for democrats on Capitol Hill.

Yesterday I mentioned Obama should make a trip to Iraq this summer, but after Pelosi’s treasonous affair there is really no reason for Obama to make this trip after all.

Big T's Suggested Reading and Viewing from around the web.

It’s about time somebody said it. If you helped elect congress they rewarded you with $4.00 a gallon gas.
Republicans are blaming the Democrat-led Congress for $4 a gallon gas…right, cause gas prices were not rising the whole time they led Congress…Democrats blame President Bush….Instead of blame how about a solution. Like Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less.
Here is one for all you die-hard union supporters. Research shows right to work states perform better than forced union states. Read this and then remember Obama is for a forced union state.
There is a new movement among gun owners with concealed weapon carrying permit. They are calling for people to openly carry their handguns for all to see...I really have no problem with this.
The mayor of Seattle has put a ban on guns at all property owned by the city after a shooting during a festival. Yes, a ban would have definitely deterred anyone from bringing in the gun…
Isn’t it nice to know we are not the only ones with education problems? Check out the education situation in Ireland. What you expect? It is government.
A government school in Texas is using GPS tracking devices to ensure students are showing up to class. We wouldn’t want those youngsters to miss their daily government brain washing.
James Pethokoukis points out four reasons our economy is better off than it was in the 1970’s. He also points out we haven’t technically hit recession status yet.
Here is an article from a 1993 New York Times. You might be surprised what it has to say about climate change.
The UK awarded a government grant worth approximately $70,000 to a website backing suicide bombers and Islamic terrorist beheadings.
Democrats in the Senate are planning a new economic stimulus package that could be on the floor as early as July.
The churches in New Jersey are asking the force of government to ban children sporting events like little league on Sunday mornings. The use of government to enforce values on a society is wrong regardless of religion folks.
Here is a great article on why stop signs and speed limits actually make the roads less safe in America. Let’s see…I agree with the speed limit thing, but stop signs?
Here is a site that lists all the dumb laws still on the books in each state. For instance, did you know in North Carolina it is illegal to serve alcohol at a bingo game? Highly entertaining.