March 14, 2008

There Are Not Enough Words

There are not enough words to express my disdain for men such as this. Men who are known as 'men of the cloth' who are supposed to strive for peace and harmony, but who do nothing but try to bring division...not speaking words of truth, but pure, unadulterated, venomous lies.

I would like to call him a wolf in sheep's clothing, but that would not be appropriate for this false prophet, because he is not trying to pretend that he is one thing, when he is another. He knows that he is a racist, and he's proud of it!

16 comments:

Richard said...

Jan....this is getting television air time out here also. Unfortunately some black men of this minister's generation who lived through some very difficult times in this country have hung on to bitterness and resentment. As I said in my other comment , we need to keep the beliefs of the candidates' supporters in perspective.
As I write this it just came to mind.....didn't Jerry Falwell, right after 9-11, say that that tragedy was visited upon N.Y. because of the homosexuality and sinful transgressions of its citizens? Who was Jerry for? Giuliani wasn't it? No one believed that that's what the mayor believed. We will see and hear in the coming weeks and months about racists, misogynists, homophobes, pedophiles, gays....you name it. They're supporting somebody. Guilt by association is what is being played out here. We need to keep our eyes on the ball and see these distractions from the real issues for what they are.
Richard

Jan said...

"We need to keep our eyes on the ball and see these distractions from the real issues for what they are."

Richard..you're right about seeing the real issues for what they are, alright.

And speaking of gays, I wonder when the media is going to start talking about the Larry Sinclair claim against Obama?

They've pretty much stifled it, so far.

The Frank Family said...

This man is a disgrace and those that follow his teachings and give their money to support him being a racist and anti-semite have tied themselves to his shame. No wonder Michelle Obama has never been proud of America until now.

Jan said...

Frank Family..yes, and until they stop being identified with him, it will continue to be so.

Richard said...

Jan....It'll come out. It'll come out. This guy Sinclair says he just wanted the public to know the truth about Barack and his drug use and homosexual activity as recent as 1999. You can say anything on the internet. He submitted to two lie detector tests and was found to be "deceptive" both times. He also took a drug test and failed that. The folks at You Tube said he also solicited money from a couple of responders to his Barack post. He doesn't sound real credible, Jan. If this hasn't had much airplay, it could be because there's no story.
But, that doesn't mean it won't get bounced around a bunch. What's next? Someone who'll say Barack and Osama were roomies at that prep school in Indonesia? This is as credible as saying that Sen. McCain behaved like a traitor while in prison in North Vietnam, or was seen snorting everything in the paint stripper aisle at the Home Depot.
We voters have the decision of our generation to make this November. Let's find out what the candidates want for America and base our votes on that.
[Do you think the media is protecting Obama? Why is this all over the news?] ;]
Richard

Jan said...

[Do you think the media is protecting Obama? Why is this all over the news?] ;]

Absolutely..why else is it only getting in the news just now?

Even now, I am watching a re-run of Keith Oberman and his guests trying to sugar-coat everything..but you saw it earlier, so you know.

I'm sure that anyone who tries to expose any of the candidates will be discredited.

And btw..do you think that McCain is the only one who occasionally displays a bad temper?

I think that a real hero deserves a little respect, don't you?

The Frank Family said...

John McCain is an American hero. Barack Obama is a rich kid from Hawaii and Ivy League schools. He's nothing but a John Kerry rerun with far better speeches.

Jan said...

Frank Family..and with little or no experience, but with a lot of money and power backing him.

His life was hardly the hardship that Michelle Obama would have us to believe that their lives have been.

His pastor also alluded to that, when he said that Hillary Clinton was not a black man raised by a single mother.

Richard said...

Jan...Sen. McCain certainly deserves respect for his long service to his country and for the courage he displayed as a prisoner of war. Hillary deserves respect for her .....what? 35 years in public life and putting up with Bill's shenanigans. Sen.Obama deserves respect for his service to the state of Illinois, for having been a professor of constitutional law for 11 years and passing his love and respect for that document to thousands of students, for being a US Senator and for having the guts to run for President ....a black man with the name Barack Hussein Obama. [in many parts of this country, he's got two strikes against him at the start..]
These candidates all have things for which they deserve our thanks and respect. I'm not saying any one experience is more valuable than the other's or that 5 years in prison is tougher than 35 years with the former president. What matters to me is what do they propose to do about the terrible fix this country is in right now? For my vote, the candidate must first recognize the problem and then have something to say that leads me to believe he/she will do his best to remedy it. I don't care if he's black, white, female, gay, or agnostic. Everything else from the past is passed. They have all moved to the present. We should too.
Anyone who tries to assasinate the character of any of the candidates should be able to stand up to scrutiny as well, don't you think?. Unsubstantiated, unverifiable personal attacks are rotten. So far this Sinclair guy isn't looking too believable.

Jan said...

"What matters to me is what do they propose to do about the terrible fix this country is in right now? For my vote, the candidate must first recognize the problem and then have something to say that leads me to believe he/she will do his best to remedy it"

Richard..exactly, and if only!

"Anyone who tries to assasinate the character of any of the candidates should be able to stand up to scrutiny as well, don't you think?."

Sure do.

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The Frank Family said...

The largest problem that affects the most amount of people is the price of gasoline and diesel. Everything in the grocery store is brought there by diesel trucks. Most jobs are gotten to by gasoline or diesel. It makes business cost more and business must make money so the cost is handed down raising all goods and services in the country. Without thriving business there becomes a lack of jobs and with a lack of jobs there becomes a lack of health care and more crime. Fix the fuel prices!!! Let us use our own oil in Alaska and stop choking the supply and the refinement process with regulations!!! Anyone who believes that $3 a gallon gasoline is acceptable is completely out of touch with the common man and simple cause and effect economics. If any politician cared about the common man they would start here!!!

Jan said...

Frank Family..that would be a start.

It is pathetic that, now, people are having to decide between gas to get to work, and groceries for the family.

Richard said...

I'm with the Frank family on starting to fix what fuel prices are doing to our economy. Part of the reason for higher and higher gasoline/diesel prices[besides increasing world demand] is that there have been no new refineries built in the US since 1979. That causes seasonal shortages and price spikes and greater problems when any of the existing refineries go off line for repairs. The oil companies complain that there are too many regulations here. That is a hollow complaint because they build refineries in europe and other places with environmental concerns. I don't think they want to make the investment here because of the $$$ expense and because they don't have to. There is no requirement for them to have sufficient refining capacity for the demand. In California the state told the electric companies that if they were going operate here they were going to have enough capacity for demand plus x amount in spinning reserve. We have since had problems because those regulations went away in 2000 and the US gov't refused to regulate interstate trade of power. In the absence of regulation speculators drove electricity prices up; as is being done with gasoline and crude oil now. There is enough oil. Without capacity here, the oil companies buy refined gasoline from their own subsidiaries overseas and profit from that transaction too. If it's so expensive and prohibitive to build refining capacity here, why is British Petroleum the only oil company in the world building a refinery in the US? Because they don't get $10.5 billion dollars with no strings attached from their gov't as our oil industry did in the '05/'06 energy bill. Our oil industry is making all-time record profits, pocketing our tax dollars, and is under no requirement to meet our needs. We pay their profits at the pump, at the US refineries, at their overseas refineries. We pay the seasonal price premium, the maintenance premium, the speculation premium, and the instability premium brought about by wars and rumors of wars where much of the oil is produced [oil has gone up $50 dollars per barrel since Mr.Bush started the war talk about Iran] and ,of course, we pay the corruption premium because of the many thieves running the countries who skim oil dollars. This is one area where we need to examine what the candidates propose.....and ethanol isn't the answer! That is creating more problems than it's worth. If we don't have refining capacity it doesn't matter how much we take out of Alaska. In the short term, require more refining capacity, allow more fuel efficient diesels on the road, tax breaks for folks who buy all electric or drive a vehicle that gets 45mpg, get the nuclear power industry going again[we lag behind every industrial country in the world in the use of nuclear power]. I could go on and on.....look at ontheissues.org to see what your candidate [or one of the others] has to say about oil policy, conservation, nuclear power, etc.]
This is not a problem that is too global for us to start fixing or at least start to stop paying the artificial premiums that drive up the cost of oil.
The Frank family feels the problem as we all do. Which candidate stand up for the very real concerns of the working people?

Richard said...

I apologize for taking up so much blog space. I lost sleep thinking about this. I mentioned the need yesterday for us to look for someone who has some solutions to our ill conceived energy policy, and that ethanol isn't the answer....especially feed grain based ethanol which was incentivised in the last energy bill. In the last two years since that last bill, corn and wheat have gone up in price 25% to 50% in each successive year. The futures market shows that trend accelerating in 2008.
It takes 1200 gallons of water to make one gallon of grain based ethanol. That ethanol can't be transported via existing pipelines because of its corrosivity. It must be trucked. [anyone see a problem with that?] Is the price of water and our very water supply going to be the next victim of this boondoggle of knee-jerk politics and short sightedness?
ConAgra recently cancelled plans for an ethanol plant in Colorado because of rising water costs. They'll just go somewhere else with their plant. Where can the citizens of Colorado go? It seems as though the list of crucial things at stake in this election gets longer and longer as the present administration fumbles its way toward the exit in November. They'll all get to leave with life long pensions, healthcare, and 6 and 7 figure incomes in the industries they've enriched while in office. We'll have a mess to clean , but we'll have a vote. I can't remember one that has been more important.
Richard

The Frank Family said...

Richard -- when it comes to this particular issue we don't have even one politician willing to champion such a cause. The only time gas is mentioned is as a tool to say Bush is bad or we need alternative fuels. You are spot on concerning the ethanol. It works in Brazil but that's because of their use of sugar beets that are something like 9 times more effective than corn. All ethanol has done here in the States is make more expensive beef, chicken, pork, eggs, and milk. I think that at the very least they should give an enormous tax break to anyone willing to build a new refinery in the next ten years. Take away the tax breaks for the current oil companies and only give out tax breaks on their increase of production and not on them maintaining the status quo.