23
Jan
09

It is all about hype

It is official, and it only took two oaths of office to make it so.

With President Obama already promising to close down Gitmo and discussing suspending offshore drilling, the most serious issue facing conservatives now is how to quell the tide of misguided sentiment regarding the new Commander in Chief’s administration and how to convince the American people to at least think about Obama’s actions before following blindly.

I didn’t watch much of the inauguration coverage because it was evident from the start how the Obama-driven media intended to behave: like giddy schoolgirls swooning over their first crush – passing notes to the nation’s citizens like, “He is so cute” and “Do you think he likes me?”

I have watched every inauguration in my lifetime including Clinton’s. In 1992, when Bill took to the stage at one inaugural ball and started belting out tunes on his saxophone, I smiled and enjoyed the moment in American history.

This Tuesday, I made the mistake of flipping the channel to ABC’s coverage of the inauguration balls and caught 10 minutes of pure sugarcane coverage.

First was a montage of the day set to dramatic overtures as Diane Sawyer explained and described Obama’s busy inauguration. All of it was positive, literally every single thing, except when Sawyer described Dick Cheney as “looking grim” as he was wheeled to the swearing in ceremony. Nice parting shot, Diane. For those of you looking for a little fun, check out Sawyer, drunk, the day after the inauguration. I will include the link below.

Then the real fun started when Charlie Gibson went live to Robin Roberts at the first ball that the Obama’s attended. There was Roberts barely able to contain her glee. Beyonce singing Etta James’ At Last with tears in her eyes as the Obama’s danced. And, of course, our new rock star president couldn’t shy away from a quick little interview with Roberts where he stumbled his way through some prepackaged comments.

The first couple on inauguration night

The first couple on inauguration night

But it was the tone that really transcended the coverage. This is the moment in history when the most successful and good, courageous and honorable nation in the world has decided to follow socialism for a plethora of reasons, not the least of which is the historical nature of electing the country’s first black president – consequences be damned. 

As Roberts so eloquently put it as she described the mood at the ball:  “The people here want to be smarter.”

Wow.

It is the media’s continued propping up of Obama’s every move and the U.S. citizen’s star struck mentality that the new administration is banking on to basically mandate the shift in the political climate.

And it is the smug way that Obama seems to assume that he is due the adoration that irks me. Humility is a key to success in any position. I hope he is more humbled by the office than he appears.

The new tone is capped with the creeping undercurrent of globalization.

Everything from network television commercials to the inauguration itself is moving toward globalization and undermining our national interest by pandering to the frenzied call to green and international law.

Watch an IBM commercial and you will see what I mean. There new ad campaign with people calling themselves IBMers and talking about creating a smarter planet is simply an attempt to further the green/global agenda that takes the focus off of building and maintaining our union and places it firmly on some sort of worldwide governance by undefined rights and regulations. One of the commercials talks about the nation’s power grid and basically claims that we can create a smarter power grid and therefore a smarter world and save the planet in the meantime by being earth-conscious IBMers. How nice. I’m all for making things run as efficiently as possible. However I am not for a mishmash of ethnic actors of all ages preaching about becoming a smarter world and how we owe it to our fellow earthlings to reduce our use, etc. etc.  Our nation’s goodness and generosity has been undercut by global-based thinking that has become the “in” way to be. It’s all part of Obama’s rock star mentality. You are either on board the progress bus or you are a hate-monger clinging to racism and discord.

And, for the record, despite the constant spinning by the media and his afore mentioned rock star mentality, Obama was still bested by Dutch, according to Nielson’s TV ratings. Four million more televisions were tuned to Reagan’s inauguration in 1981 than tuned in for the Obama inauguration. That inspires me to hope that change is possible and the country has not tumbled too far down the slippery slope of idol worship to recognize the steps that need to be taken to protect our future. I still have hope that one day we can again be that shining city on a hill and win one for the Gipper.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_dM-IvMBS8

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43 Responses to “It is all about hype”


  1. 1 Tree Hugger
    January 23, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Oh Josh, I would have thought that today you could have attacked Obama for overturning the so-called Mexico City policy.

    Yeh – change is coming baby……………..

  2. 2 joshkrysak
    January 23, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    I will pray for you. Celebrating abortion, whether you are a proponent of it or not, is disturbing. Even if you do not believe it is the destruction of an innocent life, as I do, you should at least respect it as a serious medical procedure that is not entered into lightly by any responsible mother and comes with inherent risks. Your response is so jaded and politically driven that I am having difficulty responding. I’m sorry that you view renewed federal funding for overseas abortions as a cause of celebration and I hope that your heartstrings are tugged when you think about what you celebrate.

  3. 3 Jack B. Nimble
    January 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I’ve never seen a President “pimp” himself out as much as Mr. Barack Obama.

  4. 4 Drea
    January 23, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Hello, Josh. I am new to your blog. I enjoy reading it. There is a media-darling love affair with Obama!
    As for some posts above, abortion kills 1/4 of African Americans. Abortions cause stress do the female body– more so than “an extraction of a tooth” as it is sometimes compared to. I hope that feminists know that 25 million future women have been killed in the womb by there own mothers.

    Josh, keep up the work, my friend!

  5. 5 Tree Hugger
    January 23, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Why would you take my response as a celebration? I have worked within a medical facility sir and I know all about it so don’t lecture me.

    I just asked because with all your negativity that is usually projected at meaningless issues. Here is a real one for you and you didn’t even mention it. I believe a woman has a right to choose… Period. You want people to post often as you said in a previous post and I am sure this issue will get more responses.

  6. 6 Rich
    January 23, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    As I read this blog, I couldn’t help but agree with you JOsh. The media absolutley had their lips firmly planted to the new Commander -in- Chief’s rear. I support the guy, even believe he will eventuaally make a change for the better, but even I said “enough already” during the ceremonies. However, as usual, when I got to the end of your blog I was irked. Your statement about more TV’s being tuned to Reagans inaugaration then Obama’s is probaly true. However it is the kind of fact that you are always criticizing the left for using. In 1981, cable TV was at its best just getting started. That of course means if you were watching TV that day you watched the inaugaration. Also, I can pretty much guarentee that NOONe watched Reagans on the web, OBama’s? Millions.

  7. January 24, 2009 at 12:40 am

    TreePlugger…my children thank you for not wanting them to have been born. They will particularly thank you when their hard work pays for your urinary catheter, nasogastric feeding tube, extended-life care (complete with daily butt wipings…why to keep you clean and dry and sore-free!), enternal nutrition (Too many BIGGGGG! words for you Plugger?), and the chip in your head that lets you chose from any of 700 million channels on satellite or Ow My Balls! on ondemand cable.

    I could wish your parents had the same feeling about you…but that would be against my belief that babies don’t have a choice…are NOT a “choice”…and deserve the chance to find out one day whether or not they should toss you from a cruise liner as a sacrifice to Somalian pirates. But that’s just one guy’s opinion.

  8. January 24, 2009 at 1:53 am

    “WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME”?????!!!!!

    That’s what all the hype is all about.

    ME,ME,ME,ME,ME!!!! Look at me, I’m hanging out with a “Rockstar”, I reused my plastic fork twice, I’m going ‘Green’….

    Morals, values, are a thing of the past, you old bitty. I will sell my soul to take a walk down easy-street. Obama promised me a paid mortgage, 25 cents a gallon gasoline, a virtual life of carefree living in an environmentally correct green society…..

    Socialism, what is that?….

    You are nothing but a racist, hateful monger, who doesn’t have a clue….

    Bush put us in this position….

    Stop the war….

    “When white will accept what’s right”….

    It’s all about ME!

  9. 9 Jeff Garloo
    January 24, 2009 at 6:32 am

    Tree, have posted a link to Josh’s post on Dec.16 (“I had no contact…” Really?) concerning Obama’s fake certificate of live birth. See the original post. Take the findings to your local photoshop nerd and see if they can argue with Dr.Polarik’s findings. Perhaps the Herald-Standard would like to have one of their photographers look at the findings and duplicate them to see if their are any discrepancies. If there are, I sure couldn’t find any.Polarik’s findings are exactly what I discovered on my own before I even saw his results. Here you have proof beyond doubt that the certificate has been tampered with to the point that the entire document is a proven fake. Can’t wait to read what you have to write about this:

    http://www.obamacrimes.info/thebirthcertificate2.html

  10. 10 joshkrysak
    January 24, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Treehugger said: Yeh – change is coming baby……………..

    Apparently I misunderstood the intent of this sentence following your question about why I didn’t blog about federal funding for international abortions. Seemed celebratory to me. I apologize if I was mistaken.

  11. 11 Tree Hugger
    January 24, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Well, not sure if Josh is letting me post here anymore as he has approved other comments but not mine stating that here is a real issue that can be discussed but as usual he resorts to meaningless drivel. Could he be resorting to censorship or can he not handle opposition?

    So, if this does get posted and are as uninformed as Josh about the Mexico City policy. It is not ONLY about abortion as he would lead you to believe by his post. Here are a few links so that you can find out the facts.

    http://www.religioustolerance.org/abo_wrld.htm and http://www.unfpa.org/public/News/pid/1562

  12. 12 Tree Hugger
    January 24, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Josh – yes that was yeh as in a lazy yes not yay as in hooray…… it reads a little different. I will try to be more exact in the future.

  13. 13 Tree Hugger
    January 24, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Oh Jeff – Thank you so much for providing with your link. Did you know that Ron Polarik is not even that persons real name and there is no proof that he actually has his PhD?????

    Here is some info that I obtained from a REAL PhD. Dr. Neal Krawetz a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Texas A&M University and a Bachelors degree in Computer and Information Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

    Dr. Neal Krawetz operates Hacker Factor Solutions (www.hackerfactor.com) and specializes in non-classical computer forensics, online profiling, and computer security. Here is a summary of his findings but you can see more on this website

    http://www.yestodemocracy.com/yes_to_democracy_no_to_pu/2008/12/a-real-experts-opinion.html

    Ron Polarik is an anonymous entity who gives conflicting reasons why he wants to be anonymous.
    – Along with anonymity, Polarik’s declaration is undated.
    – He does not declare any relevant or recent background information that would identify him as an expert. And, his background differs from his public statements in forums where he mentions his background.
    – He makes provably false statements. (Sorry Polarik, but I can see the seal. And I see no evidence that the paper held by Factcheck is not the same paper that was originally scanned.)
    – He uses mock science be scaling images beyond the information content.
    – He cites forums that have actively spread provably false information.
    – And he uses this non-background with non-scientific methods and unauthoritative sources to claim that the online documents are forgeries.

    Hey Jeff – Do you believe in little green men too????????

  14. 14 Jeff Garloo
    January 24, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    Tree, Do you have something against little green men?
    Go ahead and ridicule the messenger but listen to the message. You cite one expert who rips another. Yeehaw! Did you bother to analyze the certificates as presented yourself. Perhaps your naked eyes can see all the way down to the pixel level. Okay, you don’t have any photoshop experience. Have you spoken to someone who does and ask them to look at the certificate?
    Have you heard of n3td3v ? Do a Google search and spend a little time checking out Dr. Neal Krawetz’s loads of crap. He is as reliable an expert as Martin Eisenstadt.
    You mock Krysak for meaningless drivel and censorship (hmmm, I still see you posting here) and then you mock me with STUPID comments like the little green men. There are names besides STUPID, that I would prefer to call you but I choose not to play your game.
    You remind me of a post of another HS blogger who throws out the names of “experts” to defend his unabashed adoration of Obama and when someone does a little research on his “experts”, their expertise is found to be faulty. The one post in particular that I refer mentions a book ripping on GWBush and the author, Russell Baker, has been found to be driven by the overwhelming desire to find people who “knew” Bush who were willing to tell negative tales. Problem is, the tales are too tall and have been distorted and ultimately have been proven to be false.
    Don’t be another STUPID fool taken in the mainstream media. Do a better job of researching the real truth even if it means looking beyond a quick search on the internet to find some “expert” to help you dispel the truth as presented by your adversaries (who actually may prove to be better friends than your real enemies).
    You blow my mind Tree. Think about it, your blind faith in the mainstream media should be more disturbing to you than the few people who throw a curve ball at your idea of nirvana.
    One thing I can claim is that I am an expert in photoshop and everything that Ron Polarik (or whatever you call him) claims about the certificate is a fact. I’ve seen it firsthand. Do the same thing yourself before you site another “expert”.

  15. 15 Tree Hugger
    January 25, 2009 at 4:19 am

    Well, I wonder why they threw it out of court? Is the court on the take also. Don’t buy into this conspiracy theory crap. Don’t you think will all the experts in the whole world that one person could prove SOMETHING???????????? From everything I have read on Polarik he is a liar, doesn’t even use his real name and is not a real PhD. And wouldn’t you think that SOMEONE would be able to find a birth certificate from another country if it was true? With so many Obama haters out there you would think that they could PROVE something?? Right??

    Oh and about negative tales about Dubya – the fact that he lied to all of America about weapons of mass destruction – I guess that means nothing to you?

  16. 16 CJ
    January 25, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    The question that I kept asking about all the people who either attended or watched the Inauguration on TV is….”Don’t these people have a real job?”

    When the Greatest President of My Lifetime Ronald W. Reagan died, I tried like hell to get a few days off to attend his state viewing in DC and I couldn’t even get a half day off and I worked in a union shop at the time, but all these people were able to get this day off or, and more likely, they were either all government workers, politicians, union members, or people who never had and never will have a real job.

    Another thing, did you see all the trash these so called “progressive tree hugging environmentalist save the world going green Change is coming Yes we can” weirdos left behind on my Capitol Mall?

    It was so disrespectful, there was trash all over the Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial and the WWII memorial. I am sure all of our great Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Reagan) were rolling in their graves at the lack of class this group of people showed to our patriots.

    I was so sick that I wanted to puke when I saw people sitting thier fat rears on the beautiful black walls of the VietNam memorial.

    No respect for anyone. They are even more guilty of soiling our nation, our Capitol and our history as anyone who came before them.

    And if this is the “change” that they were talking about, then I surely do NOT want to be a part of it.
    I had a dream that Dr. Suess has risen from the dead to write this letter to the editor.

  17. 17 CJ
    January 25, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I don’t believe it matters where a child is born as long as one of the parents is an American citizen, so all this garbage about whether Obama is an American citizen is nonsense.

    As long as his atheist/socialist/hippee mother did not give up her US citizenship when she went off with Obama’s dad overseas like Bill Clinton did when he was protesting the VietNam war in the Soviet Union.

    My nephew was born in a German hospital in the 1980s but he is a US citizen, because both of his parents are US citizens. It doesn’t matter where in the world you are born.

    Oh and on a side note, guess how many countries in the world, other than the USA, has a law that says that you are a citizen of that country just because you are born within it’s borders?

    Zero. Only the USA allows illegal immigrants to sneak into the US and deliver their babies within our borders and declare them US citizens.

    It is a shame.

    Oh, and disregard the last line in my earlier post about Dr. Suess. That was a cut and paste left over from another comment to another blog.

  18. 18 Tree Hugger
    January 26, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    CJ – there is something called TIVO that is really great. You can record what you want to watch and then watch at your leisure so your analogy that people who watched don’t have a real job makes no sense. Also, many people who attended live in and around DC where they closed alot of the businesses as the workers would not be able to get to their jobs because of the traffic situation and closed off streets. Many others were very wealthy and can do what they like at anytime.

    I agree with you about the trash that was left behind though. I mentioned this in a previous post. Maybe the planners did not provide enough refuse disposers, I don’t know but it is very disrepectful to throw garbage on the ground regardless. I am sure many of the people who threw the trash there were not real progressive tree hugging environmentalist like myself so you should not generalize people like that. 🙂

  19. 19 Chas
    January 26, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Josh,
    It is evident that debating liberals can be very trying. I stand with you. So much hype about the inauguration and literally nothing about his executive order signed on Friday. Why is the media not flaunting the dems answer to our societal woes? By using federal dollars to fund contraception and infanticide worldwide, this should have been all over the news. They have found the answer! May God have mercy on their souls.

  20. 20 Beldar Notalittlegreenmanbutsympathetic
    January 27, 2009 at 4:56 am

    Mr. Hugger.
    May the Great Larvae of the Immaculate High Master of Remulac consume mass quantities of your brain during the mid-day cessation of activities for carbo-protein intake. No, that would be an impossible act. Let me rephrase. May the Great Larvae of the Immaculate High Master of Remulac consume mass quantities of your ego during the mid-day cessation of activities for carbo-protein intake. For La Petite Appetizer, he will consume your brain.
    Pardon my French but what choice do I have. It is as if you have grabbed me by the base of my snarglies!

  21. 21 Tree Hugger
    January 27, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Chas – that is exactly my point! My first post on this topic shows that I would have thought a conservative such as Josh would have siezed the day to rip one on Obama regarding the Mexico City Policy but even he does not write about such Real issues. Just keeps whining about the media’s love affair with Obama, blah blah blah. I keep trying to show him that the people want some meat with those potatoes he keeps spoon feeding everyone!

  22. 22 Mr. Potato Head
    January 27, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Last Time I checked one could blog about whatever they wanted.

    Tree Hugger (on Josh’s post “the Audacity of Obamanation”): Usually I don’t comment on Josh’s ridiculous rants but on this issue I take a stand.

    If there is no issue to this post of Josh’s (or meat as you say) then why comment? Obviously you think this is another “ridiculous” rant yet you were the first to comment, hmm. Seems to me like this is fun for you and that you like stoking the fire and you’re not ALL about debating issues.

    I, however, DO think that the media’s love and obsession with Obama IS an issue and WILL BE an issue. He can do no wrong. Who will hold him accountable? Who will stand up to him? Who will keep him in line? His fellow democratic cronies he’s appointed?

    I personally find it scary that so many people idolize him and seem to worship him. But that’s just MY opinion.

  23. 23 Tree Hugger
    January 27, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    yes people can blog about anything they want. Josh did not write about an “issue” in the previous post you referred to but rather how he felt someone called him a racist. and I keep throwing a real issue out there like the Mexico City Policy but noone discusses this real issue. hmmmm…. possibly I am wrong here. maybe no one here really cares about the real issues! 🙂 Maybe I will go elsewhere to read a blog where they do care. I am sure you would miss me though…… who would you have to attack then?????? All your responses would just be “yeh Josh I agree” ……… I have a feeling that noone wants to debate real issues here because then opponents could write back some facts that would be too hard to dispute. much easier to just keep up the silly attacks on those who disagree right?

  24. January 28, 2009 at 2:47 am

    Mama always said there’s ‘one’ in every bunch…

    Perhaps your next blog entry should be, ” The Audacity of Tree Hugger. ”

    No, that would just inspire more worthless babblings from a superior thinking, over- inflated idiot.

  25. 25 Mr. Potato Head
    January 28, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I don’t know, Tree Hugger, you tell me? You’re good at attacking everyone. From what I’ve read before, you pretty much single out everyone who disagrees with YOU.

    If you want to debate then start a debate. You brought up the Mexico City Policy many times in your comments, you have every right to elaborate. So, give us those hard hitting facts that we won’t be able to dispute. I’ll be waiting.

  26. 26 John Levy
    January 28, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Please don’t go away Tree Hugger, just pretend like you did and change your name. Nah, that wouldn’t work, we’d recognize you under any name. After all, there is only one liberal, he just uses several million names.

  27. 27 WonderWoman
    January 28, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Tree Hugger: May I suggest going to Mr. Sunyak’s blog where he discusses “real” issues after Inauguration day like the media’s obsession with Michelle Obama’s dress. Now THAT is hard hitting issues!!! But, I don’t see you posting on his blog listing some of the many different ideas to blog about other than something so material. Ooh, and he’s one of YOUR “kind.”

  28. 28 Tree Hugger
    January 29, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Mr Potato Head, I did post info on the Mexico City Policy above with a couple links and stated that it is not just about abortion. However, no comments were made back on that. Just more attacks that some of these people are sooooooo good at. And by the wayyyyyyyyyy, if you notice I directed my inital post to Josh – the blogger. However, if someone posts a response directly to me I sometimes post something back. Why not just put me on ignore like I do to some of you ?????????

  29. 29 Tree Hugger
    January 29, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Wonderwoman, FYI I do read Mr Sunyak’s and Mr O’Keefe’s blogs. I have posted at times there as well. I feel that Mr O’Keefe is mostly antagonistic to his readers and Mr Sunyak writes about many different topics. Just because I don’t post a response to something said here or there does not mean that I agree or disagree. As far as you thinking someone is “one of my kind” well, you don’t really know me do you? It might suprise you that I am not as “left wing nut liberal” as you think. I actually think that Josh has a very good writing style. This blog could be very good with just a few small changes. 🙂

  30. 30 John Levy
    January 29, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Tree, Not a rip on Krysak -he does both but rather a rip on the libs; the gist of your comments to Mr Potato Head and Wonderwoman is that you want more substance but yet there is none to speak of in any of your comments (You refer to a link you posted -substance?) And then you write that you think (actually, even) that Josh has a very good writing style (don’t misunderstand me, he does). My point is to consider what style has to do with substance. I’ll take substance over style any day. Ironically, that’s what Krysak’s post was all about, the new “rock star president” and hype. You desperately fight to defend your political icon and to ridicule the opposition but yet, you Tree, are just another blindly following sheep. The best you have is a “link.”

  31. 31 Mr. Potato Head
    January 29, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Hugger: I read the articles attached to both of your provided links. Still waiting for hard hitting facts. Both articles were basically fluff, with some numbers thrown in. I went into reading both articles with the “hope” that one of them would change my mind or leave me unable to defend my stance. This did not happen. Other than rape victims, the best contraceptive is abstinence. Instead of holding each other accountable for our actions, we now try our best to provide an easy way out. What message are we sending to our youth?

  32. 32 Tree Hugger
    January 29, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Mr Potato Head said “the best contraceptive is abstinence”

    Response – yeh and we see how that has worked out for Palin’s daughter and millions other like her. We are not only talking about the careless teenager here either. What about education? And if you think abortion is an easy way out think again. Women who choose abortion must live with their decision. I don’t believe that most enter into that decision lightly. Unless you have considered having an abortion one would not know.

    To John Levy – Since your posts are always so FULL of substance. Here is some substance for you, however I doubt that you care about any of the consequences of this policy as you only see one word “abortion” Do you really think that this policy stops abortion? I think not, it only puts women more at risk.

    The Mexico City policy aka Global Gag Rule is not simply about restricting abortion overseas. The policy also prohibits organizations that provide information and services related to abortion from receiving U.S. contraceptive supplies, such as female and male condoms, birth control pills, intra-uterine devices, and other medically effective methods of contraception. HIV education and prevention – sound AIDS prevention depends on effective promotion of safe sex i.e. “education” This policy has forced health clinics to close, cease distributing condoms, reducing local healthcare, increasing unplanned pregnancies and unsafe abortions and promoting the spread of AIDS. Women in underdeveloped countries are 33 times more likely to die from reproductive health related causes than are women in the developed world. I guess that is a policy the conservatives proudly agree with.

  33. January 29, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    Tree, today I stitched my fingers together so that I would not respond to your comments, but I gave in and now have a pencil in my mouth, slowly and carefully typing letter by letter. If your wondering why everyone is ripping on you, It’s just so easy! Like breathing is easy to a healthy individual.

    I would love to highlight just one example, or attack, in your response to ‘Wonder Woman’. You state, “It might suprise you that I am not as “left wing nut liberal” as you think.” Not once, did ‘Wonder Woman’ state that she thought of you as a left wing nut liberal, yet you put it into quotations, suggesting that this is what she said. For the record, ‘Wonder Woman’ has never referred to you as such. Yet, in your overly dramatic mind, this is what your suggesting, to yourself. What you are doing is manipulating a comment, in your favor, to suggest that ‘Wonder Woman’ has made this comment about you.

    Another comment you made, “Well you don’t really know me do you?” That’s why hundreds, thousands, even millions of people blog. You can speak your mind, anonymously. It’s what makes our country so great. Do I want to know you? No. And, for the record, you can put that into quotation. Is it a requirement that We, collectively, “know” you? No.

    How does it feel to have your response picked apart at the bones and put under the proverbial microscope of the All Knowing, Tree?

    The best part about your spineless, mean-spirited, comments is when you attach a stupid smiley faced emoticon at the end. I suspect it’s your feeling of superiority, when you feel like you out-trumped your opponent.

    Thanks for the little morsel you so valiantly threw out to Josh, “This blog could be very good with just a few small changes.”

    This blog is very good, without any changes needed, you arrogant simpleton.

    Start your own blog, run the show, there are many just like you….

  34. 34 Tree Hugger
    February 2, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Rush Limbaugh had 4 words to say regarding Barack Obama – “I Hope He Fails”

    Well, I have just 3 words to say regarding John Zieglar’s documentary “Media Malpractice”

    WHAT A JOKE!

    Sarah Palin is such a whiner! She should take responsibility for her own failures not blame the media. If she was elected to office and had to take the criticism that Bush had to take while he was in office she would be off in the corner crying. She’s a Joke!

  35. 35 Tree Hugger
    February 4, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    Oh Kate, I think that you might be the one with the superiority complex. “How does it feel to have your response picked apart at the bones and put under the proverbial microscope of the All Knowing, Tree?” Sounds pretty superior like thinking to me. 🙂

    And Kate, sometimes people put quotation marks around statements because they are quotes that someone else has said i.e. common phrases – “left wing nut liberal” being one of those phrases. I never suggested that she said it only that she may think it. You should be concerned about how to stop that war your son has to fight because of lies of the previous administration instead of worrying about what I say!

  36. 36 WonderWoman
    February 4, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Tree Hugger Says:

    Mr Potato Head said “the best contraceptive is abstinence”

    yeh and we see how that has worked out for Palin’s daughter and millions other like her. We are not only talking about the careless teenager here either. What about education? And if you think abortion is an easy way out think again. Women who choose abortion must live with their decision. I don’t believe that most enter into that decision lightly. Unless you have considered having an abortion one would not know.

    My Response:

    You did not disprove Mr. Potato Head’s original statement. I think anyone who is intelligent can see that abstinence is INDEED the best contraceptive. You are correct in that abstinence is a rarity these days, however it is still the best way to prevent unwanted pregnancies, is it not?

    How very immature, yet predictable, of you to throw Palin’s daughter into this. May I remind you, she kept her baby. She is dealing with her consequences from her poor decision to have premarital sex. But Mr. President himself said his daughters will not be punished with a baby. THERE’S the difference between Obama and Palin and their morals and lessons they are teaching their children.

    your comment does leave me with one question, If abortion is NOT wrong and it is NOT killing an actual living thing, then why does a woman have to “live” with her decision? If there is no guilt in having an abortion, then why do so many women who have them suffer from their decision?

  37. 37 Tree Cutter
    February 4, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Since we’re talking about unwanted babies, just wondering what the offspring would look like if Mr. Potato Head and Wonder Woman paired up.

  38. 38 Tree Hugger
    February 4, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    yes Wonderwoman, abstinence would be the best policy – I agree with you on that. However even the best of parents (Palin included) cannot prevent their teen from doing what they want. Education is needed. And what about rape and incest victims – must they be “punished” (as you say)? I do believe that some women who chose abortion suffer guilt however I believe that it is an individuals right to choose. A child should not be thought of as a punishment. I wonder what kind of life some of these “punishments” aka children have if their mothers are forced to keep them and never want them? Let’s take the case of Caylee Anthony and more locally baby Mary. What would be worse – if their mothers chose abortion or what their mothers did to them after they were born because they were not wanted? I am not saying abortion is something that should be taken lightly but it should be an individuals right to choose. The point that I was trying to make of the “Global gag order” is that it was restricting monies to be used for education, condoms, etc, etc to any organization who offered or mentioned abortion as an alternative even if abortion was legal in that country.

  39. 39 TreeHugger
    February 11, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Since many here are anti-abortion, I am wondering what is your feeling about the mother of the octuplets who also has 6 other children?

  40. 40 Rennie Michaels
    February 12, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    She is an A#1 POS. But what does that have to do with abortion?

  41. 41 TreeHugger
    February 17, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Rennie, usually when someone has invitro which results in as many fertilized eggs as she had, the doctors give the patient the option to remove (abort) a certain number. Obviously, she chose to keep them all.

  42. 42 Anna Frielman
    February 17, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Gee Tree, you sound disappointed that the A#1 POS chose life instead of murder. Murder would have been the easy choice but no, next thing you know, we will probably have another useless Stephen Hawking type around to take care of. Too bad we didn’t know that he would have amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) before he shot out of the birth canal. He would have been the perfect candidate for, ah, what do you call the violent termination of a life before it has been given the chance to breathe air? Oh yeah, the pleasant sounding term, “pro-choice.”

    Don’t you just hate it when A#1 POS’s choose life over murder? Hey, wait a minute, wasn’t our savior Obama’s mother an A#1 POS? Whew, that was close. Oh, yeah, how bout that Clinton fellow, what an A#1 POS, his mother was.

    Consider the un-possibilities if we’d only give pro-choice a chance.

  43. 43 TreeHugger
    February 20, 2009 at 12:25 am

    Anna, I really don’t care what she chose to do. I was just curious because alot of people here are pro life but those same people are against welfare. I was just wondering what everyone’s feeling was on “Octo-mom” since she is on welfare and chose to have even more children that she cannot support.


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