Sunday, May 23, 2010

Ashamed? Democrats strike Obama's middle name from Texas textbooks

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Ashamed? Democrats strike Obama's middle name from Texas textbooks (video)

Conservatives felt President Obama should be provided the honor of having his full name in Texas social studies textbooks. However, alarmed Democrats quickly shot down that idea pleading that Obama's middle name "Hussein" be striked and only the middle initial used.

David Bradley, a white businessman from Beaumont, motioned that the president’s legal name should be used, Barack Hussein Obama. “I think we give him the full honor and privilege of his full name.”

“I am getting pretty fed up with this,” said Democrat Mary Helen Berlanger. “You don’t have to be derogatory. We don’t always put in Jefferson in William Jefferson Clinton.”

“The intent behind what you are doing I think is pretty obvious,” said Republican Bob Craig.

"This is our first black president," said board member Mavis Knight, who is black. "You are making it sound humiliating.”

“I ask the member to withdraw the motion and move forward in a dignified manner," said Democrat Rick Agusto.

and finally, Please Mr. Bradley, don't use the middle name," said Democrat Lawrence Allen. "You know it's going to have a negative connotation in the press. Yes, it's his birth name, but you know the significance it will play in the press. We don't have to deal with it." Finally Bradley relented. "To put an end to the whining I withdraw the motion," he said.

Knight shot back, “I don’t consider it whining.”

Obviously, Democrats consider Obama's middle name, Hussein, to be a negative. Perhaps Obama may as well, quoted in Alter's book saying "My name is Barack Hussein Obama and I'm sitting here," Obama answered "So yeah, I'm feeling pretty lucky." During his campaign, Obama called himself "a skinny kid with a funny name". At some time Barack was Barry but who changed it and why remains a mystery.

Were the Democrats concerned that all mentions of "Hussein" lead to the following videos with another Texan or perhaps remind folks of a school house chant, "Mmm, mmm, mmm, Barack Hussein Obama..."?

DALLAS, Texas —DMN reports that "Board member Mavis Knight, D-Dallas, called the proposal a travesty.'The board has made these standards political and had little academic discussion about what students need to learn," she said. 'I am ashamed of what we have done to the students and teachers of this state.' "

Board member Geraldine Miller, R-Dallas, was absent for both votes, on postponement and then final adoption.


Monday, May 17, 2010

Priest Calls Vote for Obama a Mortal Sin

Priest Calls Vote for Obama a Mortal Sin
A Catholic priest in South Carolina has decided that the democratic act of casting a vote is, in some cases, a mortal sin. Therefore, he has decided that parishioners who voted for Barack Obama are not entitled to the grace of Jesus Christ through communion until they've done penance.
"Voting for a pro-abortion politician when a plausible pro-life alternative exists constitutes material cooperation with intrinsic evil, and those Catholics who do so place themselves outside of the full communion of Christ's Church and under the judgment of divine law," Rev. Jay Scott Newman wrote in a letter to parishioners at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greenville.

"It was not an attempt to make a partisan point," Newman said in a telephone interview Thursday. "In fact, in this election, for the sake of argument, if the Republican candidate had been pro-abortion, and the Democratic candidate had been pro-life, everything that I wrote would have been exactly the same."Source: Breitbart.

Uganda Rejects Obama’s Pro-Homosexual “Change”

Uganda Rejects Obama’s Pro-Homosexual “Change”

Ugandan Christian minister Martin Ssempa has issued a strong rebuttal to President Obama’s criticism of his country for considering passage of a law to discourage and punish certain homosexual practices. “Sodomy is neither the change we want nor can believe in,” says Ssempa, who runs the Family Policy and Human Rights Center in Uganda.
Ssempa, a major player in the country’s successful anti-AIDS program, says that Obama has an “obsession with the spread of sodomy in Africa,” in contrast to the efforts of the George W. Bush Administration to help Uganda resist the dangerous sexual practices which facilitate the spread of the deadly disease. The Ugandan anti-AIDS program has emphasized abstinence and monogamy.
Ssempa’s website declares, “HIV/AIDS is not an allergy. It is not a gay disease. It is not a badge of honor. It is a cold-blooded, indiscriminating killer that can only be stopped by a proven solution–abstinence until marriage and faithfulness within marriage.”

How Socialist Unions Rule the Democratic Party

"How Socialist Unions Rule the Democratic Party"

It's not just another anti-union piece from Front Page Mag, they've got the dirt from SEIU's past. Check out "How Socialist Unions Rule the Democratic Party":
The U.S. Communist Party says it is now "in complete accord" with the afl-cio's program.
This biggest union in the AFL-CIO, the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), which by year's end will have 1.8 million members, at its June convention in San Francisco agreed to spend $40 million for more than 2,000 organizers to work full-time against President Bush in 17 key battleground states. It also plans to supply 50,000 "volunteers" from its members just prior to and on election day. And SEIU will spend an additional $25 million on voter registration, "education" and getting out the vote...
The current president of the SEIU is Andrew Stern, a former New Leftist came out of the University of Pennsylvania, where he was an anti-Vietnam War activist. One of the eulogies given at a Democratic Socialists of America memorial after the death of DSA co-founder Michael Harrington gave tribute to "the people who worked with or fought with Mike who now staff high councils of the AFL, like Andy Stern of SEIU…." Stern is one of many radical union organizers who came out of the Midwest Academy which was formed by SDS radicals Heather and Paul Booth to train community organizers and infiltrate the labor movement...
SEIU began as a Chicago-based janitors' union. It was Stern, using New Left tactics of the 1960s with Sweeney's approval, who shut down parts of Los Angeles with a "Justice for Janitors" strike that blocked not just one company but city streets as well. These workers, at Stern's direction, wore red shirts and carried signs depicting brooms held in the clenched fist that symbolizes Marxism...
The article links to "The New Left Takes Over American Unions", quoting the following:
Like the industrial unions in the 1930s, the public-sector unions have pushed the entire labor movement to the left. The Service Employees International Union, or seiu, has embraced organizations with a New Left origin, such as acorn and Cleveland's Nine to Five, and has even set up its own gay and lesbian caucus. "Most of the radicals who went into labor ended up in the public employee unions," observes one labor official.
The rise of these unions led to the elevation of SEIU's boss, John Sweeney, to head of the labor federation. No George Meany-style bread-and-butter unionist, Sweeney is an advocate of European-style democratic socialism. He has opened the afl-cio to participation by delegates openly linked to the Communist Party, which enthusiastically backed his ascent. The U.S. Communist Party says it is now "in complete accord" with the afl-cio's program. "The radical shift in both leadership and policy is a very positive, even historic change," wrote cpusa National Chairman Gus Hall in 1996 after the afl-cio convention.
That alone is enough to send shivers down the spines of many labor activists, particularly those old enough to remember the earlier struggles against the totalitarian left. "All the people we thought we got rid of 40 years ago are back in there," complains one Detroit area labor lawyer close to the United Auto Workers. "It's like the 1930s all over again..."