Thursday, July 31, 2008

Obama Plays Race Card, Again

Senator Obama "predicted Republicans would try to scare voters by pointing out 'he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills.'"

This seems to be Sen. Obama's favorite theme. He said some months ago that Republicans would try to scare people saying, "oh, and he's black." Now he's bringing this slander around for another run. But the GOP doesn't talk about him being black. He does -- like he did in Germany.

The vast majority of the Republicans and conservatives in this country could not care less that he's black. We care that he to the left of Ted Kennedy. We care that his proposed policies would be toxic for this country. We care that an untried, first term senator, who's spent most of that term running for president, thinks he's got what it takes to lead the free world.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Headlines 7/29/08

Redundant headline:
Details missing from Obama's Social Security plan

Details are missing from pretty much everything he has suggested. He's promising "change." Don't ask him what exactly he wants to change or how he wants to do it. Just vote for "change."

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Do Cell Phones Cause Cancer?

There are those who think so. The thing is, cell phones operate on radio frequencies. The human body produces higher energy radiation than radio (i.e., infrared). Visible light is also higher energy than radio. In fact, you have to go to ultraviolet before you get electromagnetic radiation that affects human cells -- specifically, sunburn.

In this article, the researcher also talks about "electromagnetic fields" -- that bogey man from the late 80s. They've been shown again and again to cause no harm, but some people just can't let it go.

I can think of lots of reasons to turn off your cell phone. Cancer isn't one of them.

(Thus ends a glimpse of my day job.)

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Obama on Spanish

Sen. Obama has said that we should all teach our kids Spanish. While I do think American Christians should learn Spanish, I think it's a bad way to run a country to conform to your immigrants.

But Mr. Obama's argument seems to be based on his being embarrassed by Americans not being bilingual. Does he really think he's going to pursuade people by comparing us to the French?

Are the French going to be impressed if we show up in France able to speak fluently in Spanish?

Why should immigrants learn English if we all learn Spanish?

Does it sound as condescending to you as it does me when he says, "Understand this?"

Would President Obama spend the next four years lecturing us on how to raise our kids? It seems to be a topic he's warming to lately. What else would he lecture us on? We've already had a stern "talking to" from him about criticizing his wife, keeping our air conditioner too low, and using our fair share of energy. What's next?

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Obama on Jobs

There's a new jobs report out saying, "About 62,000 jobs disappeared in June." Of course, an unemployment rate of 5.5%, while not ideal, isn't bad historically. 

The real news, though, is Senator Obama's reponse:

Our economy has now shed 438,000 jobs over the past six months, while workers' wages fail to keep pace with the skyrocketing cost of gas, groceries and healthcare. The American people are paying the price for the failed economic policies of the past eight years, and we can't afford four more years of more of the same.
Yes, Mr. Obama, the cure for what ails our economy is to confiscate a huge amount of money from those who actually hire people. Increasing taxes on corporations and small businesses, that will be sure to make them hire more workers.

Sen. Obama has promised change. I didn't realize turning a limping economy into a depression was what he had in mind.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Headlines 7/2/08

Progress. So this is a good time to cut and run, right?
New Iraq report: 15 of 18 benchmarks satisfactory

News Flash: McCain's not Reagan. Neither is Obama.
Prager: Why I Support John McCain

I'd invite Obama too, but he probably wouldn't enjoy it.
Poll: Obama beats McCain as barbecue guest

Earth to McCain: Time to start talking to evangelicals
Obama wants to expand Bush's faith-based initiatives


Here's a great photo from Iraq. It speaks volumes, so I'll shut up.

from Soldiers' Angels Germany

HT: Challies
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