Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Barack's Bigotry, In His Own Words

I would imagine you are as I am -- sick and tired of hearing and reading about the candidates for election but thought I would pass this one along. It came to me via email yesterday.

Do you think you know who this man is?

This possible President of the United States? Read below and ask yourselves -- Is this really someone we want to see as the next President of our great nation?

Below are a few lines from Obama's books; in his words!

From Dreams from My Father: 'I ceased to advertise
my mother's race at the age of 12 or 13, when I began to suspect that by doing so I was ingratiating myself to whites.'

From Dreams from My Father : 'I found a solace in nursing a pervasive sense of grievance and animosity against my mother's race.'

From Dreams from My Father: 'There was something about him that made me wary, a little too sure of himself, maybe. And white.'

From Dreams from My Father: 'It remained necessary to prove which side you were on, to show your loyalty to the black masses, to strike out and name names.'

From Dreams from My Father: 'I never emulate white men and brown men whose fates didn't speak to my own. It was into my father's image, the black man, son of Africa, that I'd packed all the attributes I sought in myself, the attributes of Martin and Malcolm, DuBois and Mandela.'

And finally the most damming Barack Hussein Obama quote of ALL --

From The Audacity of Hope: 'I will stand with the Muslims should the political winds shift in an ugly direction.'

This father of "change" for America, in his own words, states that he doesn't trust white people, finds solace in animosity towards white people, is loyal to "the black masses", uses Malcolm X as an example of the attributes he desires to emulate AND will "stand with Muslims" politically (at the very least). Is this the man who should be President of these United States?

All Americans, especially the black folks who say they will vote for Obama just because he's black, should THINK about what electing him means. From his own words, he will usher in a new era of discrimination -- not only towards whites, but towards anyone who is not Muslim -- including Christian blacks.

I don't care for Jesse Jackson, but I can see why he wants to cut Barack's nuts off. The man is clearly a danger to race relations, our national sovereignty and the freedom of religion in the United States. He can be beat. Americans can send a message that Obama's kind of change is NOT the direction we want to go. Yes, WE can!

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Barack Obama: The Abortion President

Article from christiansunite.com
Christian group launches new effort in their campaign to educate American voters on the radical and extremist abortion policies of Senator Obama. The campaign called, "Barack Obama: The Abortion President," will focus on how Mr. Obama wants taxpayers to pay for abortions.

The Christian Defense Coalition held a news conference on Tuesday, July 8, at 11:00 A.M. to discuss this new campaign. The news conference was held in front of Mr. Obama's senate office in the Hart Senate Office building in Washington, DC.

A major part of the news conference centered on the fact that Senator Obama wants people of faith, Catholics and Evangelicals, to pay for abortions through their tax dollars.

The Chicago Tribune reported last year, when Senator Obama was "asked about his proposal for expanded access to health insurance, Obama said it would cover 'reproductive health services.' Contacted afterward, an Obama spokesperson said that included 'abortions.' Although in recent days Senator Obama has tried to downplay his extremist views on abortion, his own Presidential website says, "...he has been a consistent champion of reproductive choice and will make preserving women's rights under Roe v. Wade a priority as President."

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, states, "Senator Obama talks about bringing hope, faith and change to American politics. We now see this is all just political 'doublespeak.' One of his top priorities as President would be protecting abortion rights and even expanding them. If elected, Senator Obama would become 'The Abortion President,' with the most extremist policies on abortion of any President in history.

Senator Obama's views on abortion are so radical that he even wants American citizens to pay for them. This would include Catholics, Evangelicals and all people of faith. He would also expand abortion rights through his passionate support of The Freedom of Choice Act.

The Christian Defense Coalition will be working diligently over the next 5 months before the November elections to educate people of faith, especially Catholics, that Barack Obama wants them to pay for abortions. This is not a candidate who is concerned about social justice, hope and equality. Rather, this is candidate who will continue the violence and pain of abortion and refuse to end this tragic war against America's women and children."

Kaitlin Clare, Program Director for the Christian Defense Coalition, adds, "As a 23 year old woman of faith, I am appalled at the radical and extremist abortion politics of Senator Obama. This is not a progressive view on abortion or one that affirms women. As most of this emerging generation is embracing a 'culture of life' and growing less comfortable with abortion, Senator Obama wants to take us back to a radical pro-abortion posture that is both archaic and disturbing.

Senator Obama, this generation will not go back to the violent days of abortion on demand with no restrictions. It is very confusing that you do not want tax dollars going to pay for the deaths of American solders in Iraq, yet you want each of us to pay for the killing of innocent children through abortions here in America.

We also want to remind Senator Obama that although we may be more progressive than our parents on the environment, social justice and other cultural issues, we could never vote for a President that wants to expand and embrace abortion policies that diminish women and violate human rights."

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Big Fish Games - Bait or Trophy?

I'm looking for information and reviews of Big Fish Games. Whether it's your favorite games website or a bane to your existence, I want to know. BFG offers entertainment in three categories: Online game, PC game, Mac game.

Send comments via this blog post. I'll accept ALL comments (that don't use vulgar language or ignorant claims one way or the other). If you've never heard of Big Fish Games, check out the following link to their site -- and Game Club:

Big Fish Games $6.99 Game Club

Here are a few of the titles they offer:

I look forward to reading your opinions and comments.

Friday, July 04, 2008

Green Energy Ain't So Green When You Consider The Green It Costs To Be Green

Green vs. GasThe Calgary Herald ran a story yesterday about a gentleman who is "beating high gas prices" by driving a converted electric vehicle. Here are a couple of excerpts from that article, along with some facts people need to sit up and listen to before jumping on the green bandwagon of alternative forms of power for automobiles.
John Littauer doesn't sweat the annual summer spike in gas prices.While the rest of us fret about record-high prices at the pumps, Littauer silently whizzes to work in a battery-powered Porsche, immune to the volatility of the global demand for oil. In the past five years, Littauer has not spent one cent on gasoline and virtually nothing on maintenance for his 1972 Porsche 914, other than body work to repair the 36-year-old sports car. He can drive at highway speeds with all the acceleration he needs and can go about 50 kilometres between battery charges -- plenty of distance, he says, for average city driving.
His cost to plug in and recharge the 24 deep-cycle batteries that power the vehicle is about the same as operating a refrigerator for one year. Other than some bearings, brushes and brakes, his car has few moving parts to fix. "It's basically a glorified go-cart," says Littauer, who owns a local electric technology company. [thus the reason for his exoburance?]
He's so charged up about battery-powered vehicles that he also has an electric Honda CRX, a hybrid scooter and just took delivery of a battery-powered 1978 Porsche 928. "This is definitely the future," says Littauer, who has had all of his cars converted to battery power by mechanics in British Columbia.
Randy Holmquist of Canadian Electric Vehicles Ltd., who did the conversion on Littauer's Honda, says business is booming at his shop on Vancouver Island. "It has hit and it has hit hard," says Holmquist, a former marine mechanic who has been doing electric vehicle conversions for nearly two decades. A year ago, he was converting fewer than two vehicles a month. Today, he is averaging three a week. "For us, that is phenomenal growth." ...
Holmquist, who also builds small electric trucks and electric airport runway equipment, says conversion kits cost $10,000 to $12,000 with another $3,000 to $4,000 required for batteries. That can easily skyrocket, depending on the type of batteries installed. ...
Littauer sent it [his Honda] to Holmquist to be converted at a cost of about $15,000. His two Porsches were converted by another B.C. mechanic, one at a cost of $15,000 and the other at a cost of $30,000. Considering operation and maintenance is virtually free, Littauer says they are worth every penny, even with their limited range of up to 60 kilometres. By never letting his batteries discharge more than 50 per cent, he says they could last up to 10 years.
Let's crunch some numbers and see how good it is to be green... and how many green dollars it costs to be green... and if being this kind of green is really green at all.

Conversion cost:
$15,000.00 -- average (with mid-tier batteries)
Annual maintenance costs:
Very generously allowing $0 for maintenance
Fuel/Power costs:
Littauer says he drives up to 97 miles between charges
476 kWh x $0.08 avg
This calculation made by using the EarthCare formula & a new Sears fridge.
Useful life before replacing batteries:
5-6 years
Cost of replacing batteries:
Cost of battery disposal:
Assuming lithium-ion batteries are used
10-year total cost of ownership:


Conversion cost:
Annual maintenance costs:
$1000 for oil/filter changes
$3000 to rebuild motor once in 10 yrs
$800 misc belts, hoses, spark plugs etc.
Fuel/Power costs:
Avg person drives 33 miles per day or 12,045 miles/yr
1972 Porsche 914 = 30 MPG
Gallons per year = 401.5
Avg fuel price over 10 yrs cannot be calculated, so I'm using today's US avg for UL = $4.110
Useful life before replacing engine:
8-10 years
10-year total cost of ownership:

Green Energy Ain't So Green When You Consider The Green It Costs To Be GreenTotal savings over ten years = $2120.00
Average savings per year = $212.00

Assuming their are no other hidden costs in owning the electric vehicle, Mr. Littauer will save approximately $215.00 each year with his primary battery powered vehicle. He can't drive more than 100 miles without recharging. If he goes on a trip, he must find someone willing to allow him to plug in to the electrical grid. There are advantages as well. He doesn't have to worry much about the soaring price of gasoline.
So, is it really worth it to be this kind of green? IMO, green energy ain't so green when you consider the green it costs to be green.