Posts Tagged ‘Obama


You tell me that this isn’t Terrell Owe

You tell me that this isn’t Terrell Owens in a wig…I mean, come on, look at those traps. I bet she wails on him…


Drudge reporting today that Woody Allen

Drudge reporting today that Woody Allen thinks Obama should be granted dictatorial powers for “a few years.” Great idea Woody.


Five thoughts on a Friday

Five thoughts on a Friday:

— Do you know that President Barack H. Obama has a Twitter account? I guess I sort of knew that the Commander in Chief had MySpace and Facebook and Twitter, but I never really gave it much thought until my wife recently brought it to my attention.

While I will admit to recently creating a Twitter page to allow Herald-Standard readers and followers of The Right Side another way to access information, something about Obama’s Twitter page makes my stomach turn. I mean, he is the president after all and you kind of hope he has more important things to do with his time than Tweet gloats about his recent ramrod legislation. But, let’s be honest, there are lot of things about Obama that make my stomach turn.

— Do any of you watch the television show “V” on ABC?

It is a remake of an alien invasion show from the early 1980s and — outside of the fact that you can draw endless parallels between the show and the current political climate — it is very good. I recommend watching and seeing for yourself if you can identify who might be the aliens-come-to-earth-to-exterminate-us but pretending to bring “universal health care” and who the resistance-that-must-fight-for-our-future might be. I have done some digging and the creators and writers of the show have denied any hidden message in their storyline. Watch it for yourself. It really isn’t rocket science to see the links.

— After Congress passed the health care overhaul, Obama told reporters and other lawmakers that the move proved that the government works for the American people. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that one, Mr. President.

— I went to the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh last night and got a chance to hold the Stanley Cup.

It was a great experience and one that was truly worth the one-hour wait in line. Outside of their sports museum, which is laden with great items and artifacts, I highly recommend a visit. The cost is minimal and it is easy to lose a day inside the awesome structure.

— Could our president be any more pompous? He went on the CBS Early Show with Harry Smith and touted himself and his amazing accomplishments until it got so deep on the basketball court he was posing on that I thought Smith might slip in it. Talking about his ability to sink a jump shot, Obama opined this beauty. “Its like health care, I always come from behind – I finish strong.” Then, in response to a softball question from Smith about his critics calling him names, Obama went after his political opponents, by name. “Well, I think that when you listen to Rush Limbaugh or Glenn Beck, it’s pretty apparent, and it’s troublesome, but keep in mind that there have been periods in American history where this kind of vitriol comes out. It happens often when you’ve got an economy that is making people more anxious, and people are feeling like there is a lot of change that needs to take place. But that’s not the vast majority of Americans. I think the vast majority of Americans know that we’re trying hard, that I want what’s best for the country.” Sure we do, Mr. President. Really, it is just so apparent. How could we think otherwise?


Health care, Big Ben and the Girl Scouts

Thoughts on a Wednesday:

–          Is it just me, or do Democrats like to gloat much more blatantly than conservatives? I had a liberal friend approach me yesterday, put his hands on my shoulders and, with a big grin, proclaim it as a “Great day to be a Democrat.” I can honestly say that I have never done this. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love the guy despite our political differences, but what is the fundamental difference in this instance and what does it say about us?

–          Georgia authorities have withdrawn a request for a DNA sample from Ben Roethlisberger in the alleged sexual assault case in a Georgia nightclub.


An interesting development in that Roethlisberger, or as the good Sheriff Blue likes to say, “Roffembarger,” has not been charged with a crime but has taken a monumental beating in media coverage nonetheless. I think it is important to remember the basic fact that an American citizen is innocent until proven guilty. I’m not saying that this claim is false and I am not saying that Big Ben isn’t guilty of poor judgment, but I do think people need to take a wait-and-see approach and let this play out.

–          Obama called the signing of his health care overhaul the beginning of “a new season in America.” He could not be more accurate. Our electorate has moved past a representative government to a new hybrid government that tells you what you want or may not want to hear and then, regardless your protests, forces it down your throat, while massaging your neck to help it slide down. We have been reduced to little more than pets and for some that appears to be the real appeal. Remember the women from Detroit after Obama was elected claiming they were going to get “their Obama money?” That type of reasoning would have no qualms with ingesting anything that comes their way so long as it appears to fix their problems.

–          Dozens of states are talking about suing the feds over the health care plan, claiming it is unconstitutional. While my affiliation with the Herald-Standard in regards to this blog is looser than in the past, I will still refrain from talking about our state’s planned action against the overhaul to avoid the appearance of impropriety. Just, when you get a chance, check it out.

–          Not everything is about health care overhaul right now. In fact, some pretty amazing stories might just fly by under the radar, like this little whopper that appeared on World Net Daily about what Planned Parenthood and the Girls Scouts of America have concocted in some cauldron and are now trying to feed to innocents. The tandem, at a “No adults allowed” meeting at the United Nations, decided to teach girl scouts about sex, when and where to have it and how to make sure that if you are high or drunk you don’t get pregnant. Their audience, girls from 10 to 14 years old. For the disturbing details, read here:

–          Before the resurrection of this blog site, it had been nearly a year since I was able to share any thoughts with you. I am working on a bullet-point recap of what we missed and where I think we are headed. Stay tuned.


Stay tuned…The Right Side return is imminent

Please, faithful readers, tell your friends and family.

The Right Side will return in the coming weeks.

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Talk to you all soon.



Some quick news…

I rarely do updates until I have compiled enough for what I consider a substantive post, but I wanted to drop these three snippets for your enjoyment.

First, watch as the threat of a global pandemic further emboldens our president to action in his quest for social change in America. 

The Big O spoke this morning about the outbreak of swine flu and its potential implications and was sure to mention that we are no longer a world leader in science and therefore we are in greater danger. Continue reading ‘Some quick news…’


Just a dozen please…

Here are a dozen things to ponder on this fabulous Earth Day 2009.

1. Comedian and actress/activist Janeane Garofalo revealed the depths of her intellect during a session with Keith Olbermann on MSNBC recently when the two mental titans held a sharing moment of disdain for all things truly American. If you missed it, check it out here.

Continue reading ‘Just a dozen please…’