I'm sure you've heard this somewhere before, but I will use those words here: The last week or two have been the worst of times and the best of times... for me. And also maybe for all of you patriots out there that wonder where this country is going.
Yes, I'm just a little behind this week. Normally, this post would have been done at least by last Monday, but I had a slight obstacle to get through earlier this week. It seems that an anti-biotic I was taking last week gave me a severe allergic reaction. There were a couple days there that I wasn't sure I was going to make it. But I did. And in the mean time, after all the news I was able to consume in a week, I wasn't sure America was going to make it, either. And there I was, unable to do anything about it. At least, not then.
But, hey, I love to make the liberals chuckle now and then, giving them hope that I wouldn't be around much longer to keep my Conservative friends going.
It so happens that I was on a roll last week. I was blogging and uploading videos like there was no tomorrow (almost literally, as I found out this week). It may be kind of a good thing, though, that there was this delay in posting this blog. Have you ever had those times when you were wondering what's been going on in the world because you've been so busy? And I know, it was the Thanksgiving holiday week, where almost everyone is busy trying to get ready for guests, or going on a trip to grandma's place for the big feast.
Well, now, you will know what happened last week. And I'm glad I have this opportunity to bring you up to date, even if a week ago seems like an eternity. Even if you had the chance to TiVo every Glenn Beck show last week, and all of the news, it's likely you didn't have a chance to watch much of it yet.
Let's put it this way: It was quite the week. Fort Hood, the terrorist trials to come in New York, the cloture vote in the Senate to go into the debate on their health care deformation legislation, and a lot of chatter regarding the Sarah Palin book, "Going Rogue," that came out this week. Believe me, and you will see, I kept very, very busy last week getting all I could on youtube.com. It was a daunting task, but hey, somebody's got to do it.
If anything, if you're bored, I'll keep you busy if you should choose to watch all of the videos I've included below. But it works for me, just knowing that you have the opportunity to see all that is going on. And to make it interesting, I threw in a couple videos last week that will actually keep you upbeat. I hope that will make you feel better after seeing the challenges that we are facing! Because, we are AMERICANS, THAT'S WHO!
November 16, 2009 - Michael Mukasey, Part 1 - The Fort Hood shooting was a terrorist act
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey discusses the Fort Hood shooting case. Was it a terrorist attack? Mukasey believes it was, and has solid arguments to support his opinion.
November 16, 2009 - Michael Mukasey, Part 2 - Trying 9/11 Terrorist KSM in New York is the wrong decision
Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey discusses why trying KSM, the 9/11 mastermind, in New York City is a bad decision.
November 16, 2009 - Sarah Palin Needs to Go Pedal to the Metal
To get out of Earth's gravitational pull, when the Shuttle is launched, it has to go "pedal to the metal." Sarah Palin needs to do the same thing. The book tour for "Going Rogue" is exactly what needs to be done. It is her chance to build up her support and momentum. That is the one way to nullify the negative gravitational pull of the likes of David Brooks and other detractors. It can be done, and I know Sarah can do it!
November 17, 2009 - (Nov 17 09) Glenn Beck on Fox and Friends
Glenn Beck sits in with Fox & Friends, discussing issues such as Sen. Charles Schumer's call for "gun control" (for military members?), ACORN corruption at the top of the organization and not at the bottom, and Doug Hoffman's success in the NY23 race against both parties.
November 17, 2009 - Why does the (Liberal) Press hate Sarah Palin?
Peter Johnson, Jr, a Fox News Legal Analyst, discusses why the media loathes Sarah Palin. We can count on more attacks on her now that her book, "Going Rogue," is out.
November 17, 2009 - A soldier's extraordinary gift to his family - A video diary
A soldier serving in Iraq had made a video diary of his days on his tour of duty in Iraq, and the guys in his unit made sure that his family received it after he was killed in action trying to rescue his commander. He won the Silver Star for his meritorious action that lead to his death. The story is about how much his video diary meant to his parents. This was one that brought tears to my eyes.
November 17, 2009 - Glenn Beck on November17, 2009, PART 1: What did he just say?
This isn't anything that you will ever see on the mainstream networks. Glenn asks why the person doing the interview didn't even flinch when it was said that we were facing a world-wide financial collapse, a global currency or a New World Order. How strange! Wouldn't you say something like, "What did you just say?" It didn't even phase the host. Is that not scary?
November 17, 2009 - Glenn Beck on November17, 2009, PART 2: Glenn PLEADS for us to share this with others
I'm doing exactly what Glenn Beck has asked us to do in this segment. I truly hope you will do the same!
There is one question that many of us would ask, though. What can we do about what is going on? Is sharing this information really going to make a difference? And yes, I am asking myself that question.
The problem is, I don't know the answer. I do not know if all that I share here on youtube or on my blogs will make ANY difference. I truly do not know. But what I do know is that failure is guaranteed if we do nothing. What is difficult knowing is that even if we do something, success in keeping our freedom is NOT guaranteed.
November 18, 2009 - The 3 Chuckleheads ... Just what are they laughing about?
Right after I saw this segment, I had to immediately go wash out my mouth with soap. I knew what this was. They were mocking the "ultra-conservatives" in the Republican Party. I don't know, maybe it's just me.
This segment came just after the great Glenn Beck "rant" yesterday that I've uploaded here. The way it was handled by the panel of these jokers, it was as if they don't take what is going on very seriously. Yeah, so funny, the Chinese will own us and we'll need to LIKE learning to speak Chinese because they're going to OWN us. That sure got the laughs, though, didn't it? Will they still be laughing when the sharp knife is penetrating their back?
My belief is that the panel had an insidious plot to subliminally let us know that there is nothing to worry about, other than JOBS. And as Bill Press said , paraphrased, "eh, bump up the debt another 1/2 trillion, no big deal. We need jobs."
They just don't get it, do they?
November 19, 2009 - "Americans, that's who" - The Gatlin Brothers on Fox & Friends (19 Nov 09)
The Gatlin Brothers finally get back together after 17 years. Larry Gatlin tells how he came up with this song. He was angry after reading an article, from an unnamed East Coast newspaper, that tore down America.
November 21, 2009 - Jennifer Madsen, President of the Baton Rouge Tea Party on Cavuto
Jennifer Madsen is on Neil Cavuto (with guest host) on November 20, 2009. She discusses the politics of winning over the vote for cloture today with a moderate Democrat Louisiana Senator.
November 21, 2009 - Screw 'em! This is YOUR time!
This is for you, Harry Reid, Tom Harkin, and the rest of you losers in the U.S. Senate: What are you doing to this country?
WE the PEOPLE have news for you. You will be receiving your pink slips in 12 months if you even THINK about passing your massive health care bill. We're not going to take it any more! We're getting really close to our tipping point. We're mad as hell, and we're not going to take it any more!
MY FAVORITE OF THE WEEK:
Video provided by therealrevo - Different Presidents, A Different Corps
http://therealrevo.com/blog/ Update, 3/12/09
This video has received a lot of attention. As of right now, it is showing well over a half a million hits since it was posted on March 1. It is also controversial. Many Obama supporters have claimed to debunk the video by pointing out that the events were not comparable. They argue that the event in Anbar province that President Bush attended in September 2007 was informal. The Camp Lejune event that President Obama attended, on the other hand, was more formal. They point out that it is not fair to compare two events in which the Marines are subject to different rules of behavior.
In fairness, they are correct. The events were different in many ways and the Marines present were subject to different behavioral expectations. There is, however, more to this video than that. If the content of this video were that easily debunked it would not still be drawing tens of thousands of hits per day. The different degrees of formality aside, this video is quite revealing.
In the video, the Marines exhibit obvious love and respect for President Bush. His visit was not an event that followed closely on the heels of 9/11. This video was taken after the worst days of the war and after the surge created major progress in the region. The president is visiting the troops in Anbar Province, the home of the infamous Falluja and Ar Ramadi killing grounds. This visit took place after the province had been pacified. In other words, the Marines showed their love of Mr. Bush even after the darkest days of the war.
The Lejune video, on the other hand, shows Obama entering with all the pomp and circumstance of a royal visit to the peasants. Hail to the Chief plays in the background; something that President Bush didnt allow during his military visits. Obama knows that keeping the Marines locked at the position of attention means that no comparison can ever be made to the loving reception President Bush regularly received from the troops. Obama knows how the Marines feel and will always treat them exactly like the rabble he sees.
This is the real truth of the video and why it is so popular. It warms the heart of Bush supporters to see President Bush receive the love, gratitude and respect of these warriors. It angers Obama supporters because they also see the love President Bush receives and they know their man will never see anything similar from the troops. They know that these warriors loved the last president and will never give similar respect to this one.
A good YouTube video stirs the emotions and this one does that. It elicits different emotions in different people but the underlying truth that is the catalyst for the emotional response is the same for everyone. The Marines loved President Bush in a way they will never love President Obama.