Daily Times Perplexed About Concern For Obama Speech

Today’s editorial in the Delaware County Daily Times was an expression of perplexion and strange outrage at the many parents concerned that President Obama’s Sept. 8 address to the nation’s 7th through 12 graders is going to be more of an exercise in building a Third-World type personality cult rather than an inspiration for youngsters to learn.

 
Here are some questions the Department of Education is suggesting teachers ask their students as a classroom activity with regard to the speech.

Why does President Obama want to speak with us today?     

 How will he inspire us?    

How will he challenge us?   

What might he say?  

Do you remember any other historic moments when the president spoke to the  

nation?    

What was the impact?    

 
Seems pretty Obama-centric. What happened to the stuff about “question authority”? It seems to have fallen out of fashion. 
 
The theme for the “last Kennedy brother” as some have called Obama, is ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for Obama.
 
Only a Maoist wouldn’t find it creepy.

Republican Have A Health Plan

The Republicans have a health plan of their own on the table. The “Empowering Patients First Act,” or H.R. 3400, was introduced by Rep. Tom Price, R-Ga., and 27 co-sponsors on July 30. It was referred to eight House committees.

It’s only 63 pages long and will allow health insurance to be sold across state lines, provides insurance for low-income and high-risk people, allows insurance to be deducted regardless of who pays and provides for tort reform.

For information visit: HR 3400

The rules in the House assert thatbills will remain in committees “for a period to be subsequentlydetermined by the speaker.”

Obama Seeks To Cut Health Care To Poor

You see where Obama is seeking to cut Medicare payments to heart and cancer doctors by $1.4 billion
next year? I didn’t think so.

It was reported by Bloomberg.com, Aug. 28, but you wouldn’t really expect the Obama-cultists in the local media to mention it, would you?

Kevin Ferris Asks Why Obama Ignores Voter Intimidation

And with regard to the Inky, kudos to Kevin Ferris for his column today regarding the Obama administration strange dismissal of civil rights complaints against members of the New Black Panther Party for actions taken last Election Day at a polling place at 1221 Fairmount St., Philadelphia.

Samir Shabazz,  and Jerry Jackson dressed in paramilitary style uniforms and made racially disparaging comments and threats at voters while brandishing night sticks.

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. dismissed the complaints filed by the victims last May and won’t say why. Ferris is asking as  should all who love democracy.

His column can be found: www.philly.com/philly/columnists/20090830_Back_Channels_.html

For a video of the incident see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neGbKHyGuHU

 

Kevin Ferris Asks Why Obama Ignores Voter Intimidation

Vince Fumo Is A Democrat

Jeff Gammage had a very interesting story in today’s Philadelphia Inquirer as to what former State Sen. Vince Fumo can look forward to as he serves his 55-month sentence at a federal facility in Kentucky.  He neglected to mention Fumo’s party, a simple oversight I’m sure.

Fumo, of course, is a Democrat. Perhaps Gammage felt that mentioning the 55-month prison sentence made it redundant to refer to the political party.

The story can be found at:  http://www.philly.com/philly/news/homepage/20090830_No_place_for_titans_.html?page=1&c=y

SEPTA Gates Are Gone

The traffic gates that have been tormenting motorists for a year were removed Aug. 26 from SEPTA’s Springfield Road Trolley Stop in Springfield, Pa. Thank State Rep. Bill Adolph (R-165) who promised to get them removed and then followed through. It should be noted that stops remaining on opposites of the busy road so commuters will have to cross it either coming or going, which is something that wasn’t the case for about eight decades.

Bush Volunteered For Vietnam

Bush Volunteered For VietnamDuring the first eight years of the millennium, a large segment of the the American public bought the line spoon fed to them by the propagandists who work at the networks and major newspapers that as a young man George W. Bush avoided combat in Vietnam by using family connections to join the National Guard.

Well, as it turns out, Dubya not only picked one of the few Guard units whose members were seeing combat but he actually volunteered for it himself.

While supporters had heard and accepted reports of this, in a bit of serious irony Dan Rather’s lawsuit — Captain Dan is suing CBS for $70 million claiming he wasn’t able to defend his story alleging special treatment for Dubya because, don’t laugh, CBS executives wanted to curry favor with the President — has conclusively established the fact to all but the most psychotic  anti-Republicans.

Newsman Bernard Goldberg has reported that on  page 130 of the report created by a panel of outsiders CBS assembled to get sort out Rathergate, it was noted that Rather co-conspirator Mary Mapes had information prior to the airing of the Sept. 8 2004 segment that President Bush, while in the Texas Air National Guard volunteered for service in Vietnam but was turned down in favor of more experienced pilots. For example, a flight instructor who served in theTexANG with Lt.  Bush told Mapes in 1999 that  Bush“did want to go to Vietnam but others went first.” Similarly, several others advised Mapes in 1999, and again in 2004 before Sept. 8,that Lieutenant Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam but did not haveenough flight hours to qualify.

Bush Volunteered For Vietnam

Glenn Beck And Who Needs Prime Time?

The attack by anti-speech partisans against newscaster Glenn Beck appears to be backfiring. As of Aug. 24, his Fox News show was the third most watched one on cable with 2,810,000 viewers behind Bill O’Reilly (3,440,000) and Sean Hannity (2,937,000).

Unlike O’Reilly and Hannity, however, Beck does not air in prime time coming on at 5 p.m.

SEPTA To Remove Gates

SEPTA will remove the gates at the trolley stops in Springfield Township starting with the Springfield Road station where they have been causing traffic snarls for a year albeit things have gotten better in recent months,  thank you State Rep. Bill Adolph.

Plans also call for the removal of gates at Scenic Road and Saxer and Leamy avenues.

Spend thousands to put them up and spend thousands to take them down. Measure once cut twice could be the motto of any organization affiliated with government in this area.

Will the signal timing change at Springfield Road? I doubt they will be having trolleys once again make all stops on the northern side of the busy highway something that allowed the vast majority of commuters to avoid crossing it.