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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Still time to see 2016: Obama's America

2012, Communism, Good movies, History, President Obama, U.S. Sovereignty, United States

Can't figure out why President Obama is spending us into oblivion? or apologizing for America's greatness in the world? What about refusing to let American oil companies drill offshore but loans money to Brazil to drill there? How about why he doesn't help out his half brother George in Kenya?

Well, if you go see Dinesh D'Souza's documentary movie 2016: Obama's America, these and other perplexing questions about why Obama does what he does will all make sense. Spoiler Alert: One reason is Obama's hatred of colonialism.

Though I rarely see a movie (unless it's at the budget theater), I did go see the movie at the AMC Mayfair Mall 18 theater, and it was well worth the $6 early admission price. The movie is still here in the Milwaukee area and I urge you to see it whether you are a Conservative, Republican, Independent or Democrat.
 
Because I am rather a news junkie, I was at least familiar with much of the information presented. However, D'Sousa skillfully weaves all these facts and background stories together into a tapestry that clearly reveals just why Obama believes "No world order that elevates one nation or group of people over another will succeed..." Why he is willing that America no longer have nuclear preeminence and why a nuclear Iran isn't a concern. The interview with half brother George was particularly telling.

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I don't often quote Jon Stewart, but "Poor Al Gore" cancels Copenhagen

Global Warming/Climate Change, President Obama, Religion, TAXES, U.S. Sovereignty, United States, World News

You know an issue has traction when the the lib comics start jabbing their own on the left. This week, Comedian Jon Stewart threw this zinger at Global Warming Guru Al Gore. (I don't watch Jon, but Vicki McKenna mentioned it on her radio program. It is funny--raunch removed):

"Poor Al Gore, global warming completely debunked by the very Internet you invented. OH, OH the irony, the irony."

He also chided the CRU for throwing out raw data.

"But here's what's great about science, in disagreements we go back and look at the raw data (clip showing data destroyed) ... ...Why would you throw out raw data from the 80's?...", after all, he still has his girlie magazines from the 1970s!

This morning, I learned** that the Guru himself, Al Gore, CANCELED his special Copenhagen $1,209/ticket book promo, photo op, and snack with Al event!

Why?

The Danish ticket coordinator stated, "'great annoyance' was a factor in the cancellation, along with unforseen changes in Mr. Gore's program for the climate summit." Gore's cancellation affects 3,000 believers, um, make that ticket holders.

"Great annoyance"? "Unforseen changes in Mr. Gore's program"? Could it be Mr. Gore doesn't know how to incorporate eating crow into his slide presentation?

Al Gore's credibility was already on thin ice. Remember Gore has photo-shopped some of his pictures for greater affect in his movie and on his book cover. He won't debate any naysayers--he says he will, but then he cancels. And he will not answer pointed questions. Most recent example, when Gore was in Madison, WI, he would not respond to a simple question about polar bears being considered threatened when their population is growing*.

Whatever you might believe about man-made global warming, this latest cancellation is HUGE. Certainly in a crowd of 3,000 believers, willing to pay $1,200 just for the privilege of being in his presence, Gore was on friendly turf.

The man made global warming believers will still believe because it is a religion, not science, but canceling was a major faux pas, in my opinion. As any religious leader knows, you don't disappoint the faithful.


More reading: ClimateGate Overview
Houston braces for about 2 inches of snow, earliest ever!
Take back Al Gore's Oscar, two Academy members demand in light of Climategate

*I know "threatened" is a matter of semantics and doesn't have so much to do with population as with thriving habitat. Still, increasing by 20,000 in 30 years shows polar bears are faring better.

**Thanks to Jay Weber's link page

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Parental Rights Amendment to be introduced March 31

Conservatives, Constitution, Family, Legislation, U.S. Sovereignty

 http://blogs.mycommunitynow.com/practically_speaking/archive/2009/03/03/u-n-convention-on-rights-of-child-it-s-back-again.aspx

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U.N. Convention on Rights of Child...it's back, AGAIN!

Conservatives, Constitution, Legislation, U.S. Sovereignty, Unintended consequences, United States

Ever notice how you can never totally kill a bad idea? No matter how many people contact their representatives requesting a NO vote, and the measure is defeated, the bad idea never goes away. It may lie dormant for awhile, but almost always it comes back.

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Frank: cut 25% on military spending, Biden: We're underprepared

Obama 2008, Politics, TAXES, U.S. Sovereignty, War

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20081024/NEWS/810240332/-1/NEWS10

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U.N. hopes for Obama victory and errosion of U.S. Soverignty

Elections, Government / Bureaucracy, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, Politics, U.S. Sovereignty, Unintended consequences

 Obama's Global Poverty Act not only would cost Americans nearly $860 billion??? but more importantly it would compromise America's sovereignty. Is it any wonder those at the U.N. are rooting for Barack Obama?

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Work Out, not Bail Out

Legislation, McCain 2008, Obama 2008, TAXES, THE ECONOMY, U.S. Sovereignty

There is lots of chatter today about how Sen. John McCain squashed the soon-to-pass bail out plan. (So much for the Dems. calling him Bush 3)**

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Fastest growing new religion gains one more convert

Ethanol, Going Green, Government / Bureaucracy, Truth, U.S. Sovereignty, Unintended consequences

You may have thought this post was going to be about the rapidly spreading religion of Islam, but it is not.

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Obama's $845 billion for Global Poverty bill? Call your Senator NOW!

Legislation, TAXES, U.S. Sovereignty

Oh, I am getting so tired of all this watchdogging, calling, and emailing our officials, but the alternative is to let these bad bills pass. This one is not just about a huge amount of money; our national sovereignty is at stake.

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Better to SAVE than to be LOST

Illegal immigration, U.S. Sovereignty

The SAVE Act and LOST Treaty are perfect examples of how it does not matter which party affiliation promotes the policy, what matters is the policy!

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