First, I had a great time in Atlanta with the Southeast Homeschool Association parents and kids. Thanks for your support of Patriot's History of the United States.
Second, just before I left, Kelly Emick on this list sent me the following link
which shows New England Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady on a jet, and in his lap is . . . A Patriot's History of the United States! I know, it's hard to see, but some friends have blown this up, and my fine artist pal, Barney Geary, has promised to shoot me another version that makes the title clear. How cool. Of course, as a Cowboy fan, I would have wished it was Tony Romo, but I'll take it!
Third, there is the "Joker"/Obama poster going around. Wow. Rush Limbaugh said we'd know we were starting to win when it no longer was "cool" to support this bozo, and the phenomenal popularity of posters like this tell me we are very, very close. And it fits: in "The Dark Knight," the Joker, as the butler Alfred said, "just like to watch things burn." He loves chaos, because it makes him more powerful. Obviously, however, "the people" are starting to get the message about this Joker. We see the town halls erupting---one I saw this morning from (I think) Green Bay, Wisconsin, was full of OLD PEOPLE. These are typically Dem voters. So slowly, the Dems are losing both ends
of the voter spectrum. Moreover, this is the kind of image that completely defines and re-defines the public persona so carefully crafted over the last four or five years by the Obamanistas.
Fourth, an update on the birth certificate issue: I am now leaning to thinking Obama was in fact born in Hawaii. I base this on a) the Hawaiian official, Fukino, who has seen the certificate (yes, the "long certificate") and said it was authentic and that Obama was a citizen. Now, I admit you can wordsmith Fukino's comments and somehow probably claim that it said something else, but I don't think so because b) there is a birth announcement in the Honolulu Advertiser in August 1961, which would be hard to fake and impossible to think, back then, that it would be needed. It is true that that announcement has the wrong address on it! Still, taken with Fukino's statement, I'll for the moment concede that Zero was born here.
All that is irrelevant because it is merely a symptom of the arrogance of this bunch that Obama will not produce any documents---his birth certificate, his Occidental College records, his Harvard records, his health records, or much else. What happened to "transparency?" There never was any, as we know. So I'll stipulate that Obama is a natural born American if the Obamanistas will concede that he has done everything in his power to cover up or obscure EVERY other document.
Finally, the Health (non-) Care debacle rolls on, despite growing and heated opposition everywhere. I watched the youtubes of the Green Bay forum, the Pennsylvania town meeting, and heard the New York congressman facing his critics, and two things are clear: 1) a slim majority of the public really, really, really don't want this and a much larger majority are becoming uneasy; and 2) the Dems simply don't care. They are going to give it to you, whether you want it or not, because it's not about health care, it's about locking in a generation of voters and putting into place a system that will be damn near impossible to unravel or repeal. It's the legislative equivalent of begging forgiveness rather than asking permission, and don't think for one second these people will ask your permission for anything.
My prediction is that unless these meetings get so numerous that they can't be avoided by the congressmen, so loud and angry that they can't be ignored, and in some way force themselves on the media, we are going to get universal health non-care. Again, it's not about health care, it's about erecting a bureaucracy that can't be repealed, destroyed, or rescinded. It's the equivalent of creating the Income Tax and the IRS in 1913. I plan to speak, to write, to march or whatever, but I am not optimistic because our opinions---even the opinions of their own Democrat voters---are irrelevant. Their goal isn't reelection, it's permanent quasi-dictatorship. I know that's tough to hear, here in America because we just don't DO that here . . . do we?