Sunday, October 19, 2008

Why I am Not Voting for OBAMA! In my words!

No on Obama!

As I drive each morning to school trying to prepare my mind to educate our youth, I am constantly bombarded with thoughts about why others are even considering voting for Obama. The mind quenching thoughts boil down to people just being uneducated about the current issues and how these perspectives relate to world historical events. I also get the question, How can you NOT vote for OBAMA…he is so wonderful!” Well here you go!

Every single time I ask someone why they are voting for Obama they can never come up with accurate facts or strong whole-heartedly opinions. They just quote some newspaper that helps them push what agenda they are trying to tell me. I am sick of it. For once, can you please just tell me in your own words why you are voting for Obama?

Barack Obama is a failure. He keeps promising the Americans “real change” but he does not tell you exactly how he is going to create that “change.” Anything he shouts out doesn’t make any since, like his tax plan. I knew that was crap right when it came out of his mouth. He wants to raise taxes on small business that make over $250,000 a year in profit. He states that there is an insignificant number of small businesses in this country that make over that amount. I thought…that cannot be right! So I checked it out. The United States Small Business Administration has an article about this. There are 17 categories of Small Businesses and not one of them would qualify for Obama’s tax plan. Where exactly is that benefit? I could go on but I won’t. I would like to actually see people look this up. Ok so now he has picked a running mate. Joe Biden! WOW. I was shocked! Joe Biden loves to talk and has a bad habit of running his mouth. Why do you think he has been very quiet lately? For those of you who don’t look up facts…Joe Biden ran for president this year and was not taken seriously at all by his own party. He even said that Barack Obama was not ready to be President. He said that about 7 months ago. What has changed since then? Obama loves BIG Government! I am still wondering what the 600 billion dollar government sponsored programs that was spent in 2006 has done to our poverty levels??? He wants more. Why? They have proved nothing! These BIG government programs are always corrupt and always cost the tax payer more and more of their hard earned money. Something that stuck to me in a blog once and someone said this… “This is NOTHING BUT ANOTHER FORM OF SLAVERY. If you look at every successful Black person in this country, whether they be a politician, a CEO of a successful company, a doctor, lawyer, or professor, ALL of them realized that in order to succeed you had to remove yourself from these government programs and become independent.” In order for him to waste more money on these programs he is going to have to raise our taxes. There is no other way around it. So that means I have to walk home with less money in my pocket because some people who take advantage of these programs are too lazy to become independent. Oh this makes me mad.
I am also sick and tired of liberal websites, blogs and college professors telling John McCain supporters that they are racists, intolerant, uneducated and full of hate because they are not voting for Obama.
I am utterly exhausted hearing people say that Obama potentially could be the first “black” president. So what! Don’t get me wrong, this is a great historical feat, but come on! The person who will take over in office should have at least some experience other than him just being the first “black” president. “Obama is very charismatic!” Again…So what! I need someone who can make decisions not give me speeches that try to make me feel better about my federal tax deductions. Where is the real decision making here? According to The Washington Post, Barack Obama has missed 294 votes in Senate. That is 45.8 percent of all the votes while he has been in Senate. While in the Illinois State Senate, he voted “present” nearly 130 times. Looks like Obama has moved away from decision making in these cases. I believe Obama has only been in the Senate for 143 days before he began his presidential campaign. American voters should have high standards for the most powerful person in the free world. Shouldn’t they?
Obama says he wants “change”…well, don’t we all! As I browse his voting record in the Senate he has proven to me that the change he supports is a completely different ideology than our founders created. Our founders wanted a country built on a strong sense of faith and freedom. Some of his voting records that I find to be the most liberal are listed below as well as some of his interesting quotes.
Voted against banning partial birth abortion. (Oct 2007)
Support the DREAM Act for the children of illegal immigrants. (Jan 2008)
Voted NO on declaring English as the official language of the US government. (Jun 2007)
FactCheck: Yes, refused to wear a flag pin, last year. (Apr 2008)
FactCheck: Ranked most liberal in Senate, based on 99 votes. (Feb 2008)
FactCheck: Opposes surge--hasn't produced political solution. (Sep 2008)

Ok so let’s look at the consequences of having Obama as president. We have a pretty good set of Supreme Court Justices right now so I among many others predict that a few will quit…so that means Obama will pick two liberal judges to appoint to the Supreme Court. This doesn’t cover the federal, circuit, and district court judges. Remember these people cannot get thrown out of office! You would be looking a long line of liberal judges that rule your community. Ouch! Another issue is what the Senate calls the “Fairness Doctrine.” They will move this bill forward to make sure all radio is run by the government to shut down freedom of speech.
After all of this...people are voting for him blindly, or based on race alone. They are voting for him and do not have the slightest clue as to what Obama plans to do.
If people paid as much attention to politics as they do to American Idol, we wouldn’t even be having this discussion. Use your brains, and tell me for YOURSELVES why you believe in what you do, not some publication. Obama might still win this election, but I still say he is the wrong choice for America!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Choo Choo!

Pete and I just took Olivia to the Grand Canyon this week. We had so much fun. We took the Grand Canyon Railway up to the canyon and Olivia had so much fun singing and dancing on the train...she even had fun with the train robbers. She didn't get scared and started searching for money in my purse to give to them. We had a really good time with her. When we got to the canyon she wanted to look at the canyon and feed the squirrels. She never really wanted to go look at the museum stuff...she was all about the CANYON! So Pete and I decided she was ready to take the plunge. We walked down Bright Angel Trail with her and she fell in love with the beauty of the canyon walls. She was being very careful not to get to close to the edge and looking for animals and the occasional gecko. She kept telling us, "Thank you Mommy and Daddy for taking me on this trip!" At the end of the day she said "Can we do this tomorrow?" I knew she had fun and so did we. Our favorite part was watching her fall in love with the canyon just as much as we did. If you are wondering where Emma was...we decided she needed some quality time with Grandma and Grandpa Snyder. She is at the age where she is into EVERYTHING and Mommy would be a nervous wreck if was that close to the edge.

Olivia and Gabby the Train Robber

Olivia took this picture!

Riding through Coconino Canyon

Mommy's getting nervous...she is too close!

Don't feed the squirrels Olivia!

Taking a rest on Bright Angel Trail


Strike a pose!

Well since a nap was out of the question!

Uh Oh!

Jill getting a little too friendly with Gabby the "bad guy"