Sunday, September 20, 2009


I read a recent article on entitled, "Play the Race Card," by Raina Kelley.

The most ridiculous statement:

"When "Tea Party" leader Mark Williams appears on CNN and speaks of "working-class people" taking "their" country back from a lawfully elected president, he is not just protesting Obama's politics; he is griping over the fact that this country's most powerful positions are no longer just for white men."

How do you explain that? How do you justify that? How does she expect racism to be an issue of importance to ANYONE when she inflames it in this way?

A few points about racism:

1. The very term is becoming twisted to mean something it does not. It doesn't just mean hatred or mistrust or prejudice of someone based on color of skin or nationality. Now it means disagreeing with someone with a different color of skin or nationality. Did these people never learn the basics of logic? Is common sense lost altogether? I mean, really people. White people were key in electing President Obama. Now, however, those who voted against him and those who have now turned against him have done so entirely because of his race. No other reason. Really? Couldn't POSSIBLY be his Marxist policies and the corruption he surrounds himself with.

2. Racism seems to be the only weapon the hard-line left has to combat the conservative revolution that's taking place in the nation right now. They can't argue facts--because they're either too embarrassing and revealing or they simply don't know them. They can't defend their position based on constitutional principles, because their positions fly in the face of constitutional principles. So they're trying their darndest to paint those who question or disagree with their agendas as stupid, violent, racist, zealots. Hmm. Interesting correlation between this unfounded attack and the propaganda Hitler spread about Jews, et. al.

I'm beginning to think the comparisons between President Obama and his administration and hard-line communists, fascists, Marxists, and socialists aren't all that off the mark.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

The President's Speech to School Children

We read it, and watched it, and talked about it, as all families should have been able to do.

My 5th grade daughter--bored to tears, as I'm sure most elementary aged children must have been.

My 10th grade son--he's reading 1984 right now and kept thinking of the constant mantra throughout the book to 'do your duty for the nation.'

Me--it sounded like he was trying to get these kids used to the idea that they would have to work hard their whole lives, not so they could succeed and live comfortable lives, but so they could "do their duty to the nation" and pay back the enormous financial mountain he and his predecessor have heaped on these kids' shoulders.

I give it 1 1/2 stars out of, oh, say 10.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

9-12 Rally in Ogden? Anyone?

I live in Ogden. I don't take the local Ogden paper. I can't find any information on the internet that doesn't involve selling my soul to obtain.

We have some severe time constraints on the 12th, but would like to participate where possible.

IS there a 9-12 rally happening in the Ogden area?


Weber County?

Davis County?

Box Elder County?


Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Utah 9-12 Project

Can someone direct me to a Utah 9-12 webpage that doesn't completely suck?

The few I found are severly outdated (Ogden), don't have any plans for a local 9-12 rally (Weber--though they do have a Constitution Day meetup planned, which is cool), don't have any links to any OTHER 9-12 rallies they support, or are membership exclusive (

That last on irks me the most. Now membership is fine if I'm going to post comments or join their forums, but, damn. I should at least be able to access information about Saturday's rally without being forced to fill out their (IMO) overly intrusive membership application. Give me a freakin' break.

And they spout Glenn Beck all over their main page, but has anyone there bothered to make rally information available on the National 9-12 site that's linked to Glenn's website? Any of them? No. That would apparently involve too much common sense.

Maybe they need to re-read Glenn's book.

This is the best one I've found thus far: