Archive for November 13th, 2008

Study: Many Teens Overconfident, Have ‘Wildly’ Unrealistic Expectations

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

I’ve been saying for years that the “touchy-feely” stuff we feed ours kids was going to get us in trouble.

Teens today are overconfident and harbor more unrealistic expectations than teens in the 1970s, a study published in the November issue of Psychological Science finds.

And researchers say the culprits behind the arrogance that many teens possess are their parents and teachers.

The study’s co-author told HealthDay news that the findings point to a “self-esteem” movement that may have gone too far.

“These kids didn’t raise themselves, they got these ideas from somewhere,” said Jean Twenge, an associate professor of psychology at San Diego State University.

Because modern day parents hand out endless praise, kids readily believe they are somehow superior, she said.

Furthermore, research shows that high school teachers now give out “A” grades more easily than they in the 1970s, even though students do less homework today than they did 30 years ago.

For the study, which is not yet published online, researchers looked at 30 years of data from the Monitoring the Future study, in which students offer self-views on questions such as how smart they are and what type of spouses they’ll make in the future.

They found that teens today were more likely to describe themselves as “A” students, even if they’re not, and to believe they’ll make exemplary spouses and employees.

The overconfidence is causing teens to set “wildly” unrealistic goals for themselves, Twenge said.

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Huffington Post Distorts Palin’s 2012 White House/Prayer Comments

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Does anyone actually believe anything written in the Huffington Post? Does anyone actually read the Huffington Post? No matter…

On his November 10 Huffington Post, Nicholas Graham and nearly every commenter thereafter, purposefully distorted what Governor Palin said about prayer and the 2012 presidential race. The universal misconstruction of Palin’s comments was that she was “praying to become president” in 2012 and that somehow God was speaking directly to her. But reality is she did not say that at all.

Graham offhandedly claimed that Palin said that she was waiting “for a sign from God” as to whether she would run in 2012. Further distorting her comments, he claimed she was “confident God would show the way to the White House.” But, once again, she said neither of these things. In fact, what she actually said is rhetoric that is pretty much in accord with what even elected presidents have said at one time or another.

Unfortunately, we have arrived at a time when the default position for Democrats as a party is to despise religion even if individually they consider themselves religious. They consider any expression of religious sentiment whatsoever to be an example of “extremism,” and “bigotry” against others. Well, at least the second any Republican expresses a religious sentiment, that is. When anyone from their side does it, they wink, nod and assume that their politician is just lying and merely trying to get elected and doesn’t really mean it — which is still an expression of a hatred for religion when all is said and done.

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Logan, The Sky Angel Cowboy

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

Last November, a young man, named Logan, called in to our local Christian radio station, KSBJ. He listens to KSBJ on the Sky Angel network.
In a burst of insight well beyond his years, he explained how he had lost a baby calf that was dear to him. But through this loss, he came understand what God gave up by sending His son, Jesus, to die for us. Listen for yourself how he explains it.

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Link to Skyangel Cowboy on GodTube.

If you would like the original mp3 file, you may download it here. (To save it, right click here and select “save link as”).

‘Why Believe in a God?’ Ad Campaign Launches on D.C. Buses

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

The advertisers say this:
[Fred Edwords, spokesman for The American Humanist Association] said the purpose isn’t to argue that God doesn’t exist or change minds about a deity, although “we are trying to plant a seed of rational thought and critical thinking and questioning in people’s minds.”
“Our reason for doing it during the holidays is there are an awful lot of agnostics, atheists and other types of non-theists who feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion.”

“Rational thought”?? So as with almost all atheists, these elitist see religious people as irrational (or crazy as the case may be). If they were truly interesting in just collecting like minded people together for Christmas, they would have titled their advertisement “So You Don’t Believe in God? Us Too” not “Why Believe in God?”
This is, as usual, a concerted attack on religion, specifically Christianity, during one of our most important holidays.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — You better watch out. There is a new combatant in the Christmas wars.

Ads proclaiming, “Why believe in a god? Just be good for goodness’ sake,” will appear on Washington, D.C., buses starting next week and running through December. The American Humanist Association unveiled the provocative $40,000 holiday ad campaign Tuesday.

In lifting lyrics from “Santa Claus is Coming to Town,” the Washington-based group is wading into what has become a perennial debate over commercialism, religion in the public square and the meaning of Christmas.

“We are trying to reach our audience, and sometimes in order to reach an audience, everybody has to hear you,” said Fred Edwords, spokesman for the humanist group. “Our reason for doing it during the holidays is there are an awful lot of agnostics, atheists and other types of non-theists who feel a little alone during the holidays because of its association with traditional religion.”

To that end, the ads and posters will include a link to a Web site that will seek to connect and organize like-minded thinkers in the D.C. area, Edwords said.

Edwords said the purpose isn’t to argue that God doesn’t exist or change minds about a deity, although “we are trying to plant a seed of rational thought and critical thinking and questioning in people’s minds.”

The group defines humanism as “a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism, affirms our responsibility to lead ethical lives of value to self and humanity.”

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Liberals Clinically Mad, Concludes Top Psychiatrist

Thursday, November 13th, 2008

WASHINGTON – Just when liberals thought it was safe to start identifying themselves as such, an acclaimed, veteran psychiatrist is making the case that the ideology motivating them is actually a mental disorder.

“Based on strikingly irrational beliefs and emotions, modern liberals relentlessly undermine the most important principles on which our freedoms were founded,” says Dr. Lyle Rossiter, author of the new book, “The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness.” “Like spoiled, angry children, they rebel against the normal responsibilities of adulthood and demand that a parental government meet their needs from cradle to grave.”

While political activists on the other side of the spectrum have made similar observations, Rossiter boasts professional credentials and a life virtually free of activism and links to “the vast right-wing conspiracy.”

For more than 35 years he has diagnosed and treated more than 1,500 patients as a board-certified clinical psychiatrist and examined more than 2,700 civil and criminal cases as a board-certified forensic psychiatrist. He received his medical and psychiatric training at the University of Chicago.

Rossiter says the kind of liberalism being displayed by both Barack Obama and his Democratic primary opponent Hillary Clinton can only be understood as a psychological disorder.

“A social scientist who understands human nature will not dismiss the vital roles of free choice, voluntary cooperation and moral integrity – as liberals do,” he says. “A political leader who understands human nature will not ignore individual differences in talent, drive, personal appeal and work ethic, and then try to impose economic and social equality on the population – as liberals do. And a legislator who understands human nature will not create an environment of rules which over-regulates and over-taxes the nation’s citizens, corrupts their character and reduces them to wards of the state – as liberals do.”

Dr. Rossiter says the liberal agenda preys on weakness and feelings of inferiority in the population by:

  • creating and reinforcing perceptions of victimization;
  • satisfying infantile claims to entitlement, indulgence and compensation;
  • augmenting primitive feelings of envy;
  • rejecting the sovereignty of the individual, subordinating him to the will of the government.
  • “The roots of liberalism – and its associated madness – can be clearly identified by understanding how children develop from infancy to adulthood and how distorted development produces the irrational beliefs of the liberal mind,” he says. “When the modern liberal mind whines about imaginary victims, rages against imaginary villains and seeks above all else to run the lives of persons competent to run their own lives, the neurosis of the liberal mind becomes painfully obvious.”

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    “Win One For the Messiah!” by Victor Davis Hanson

    Thursday, November 13th, 2008

    Just one punch of the ballot is all it took. Now suddenly almost every one, here and abroad, is supposed to appreciate the newfound morality of the American people, change their own prior wicked ways, and do what they must for newly elected Barack Obama.

    Some columnists are now putting Europe, Russia, China — and the whole world — on moral notice: we Americans did the right thing in electing the first African-American president and a charismatic, hip, commander-in-chief. They must now, too — or else!

    Our divine edict from on high is simple: O wide world of little faith: Don’t blow it! So Europeans buck up for Barack, and get back in Afghanistan! Illiberal Russia, hands off those democracies on your borders and don’t make Barack do something we will all regret later! China, keep Barack’s air clean and don’t dare burn any more dirty coal!

    Excuse me?

    The world may be temporarily awestruck with the wise and all-powerful Obama, but it’s not quite ready to coalesce into a kinder, gentler global family — one people, under one Messiah, indivisible, with peace and justice for all.

    In fact, Vladimir Putin doesn’t care a whit that Barack Obama is a path-breaking African-American, much less the first person of color to be an American president. The Chinese can’t quite appreciate in translation Obama’s mellifluous cadences. France’s cool Sarkozy isn’t swayed much by the Obama sunglasses, snazzy polo shirt, or nifty outside jump shot.

    All these states have interests — not deities. For the most part, either their enmity with or fondness for the United States antedated George Bush. The world’s mental map wasn’t erased away when Bush took power. Being the planet’s most powerful democracy, and a free and confident world peacekeeper, either excites admiration or earns envy — and even the most crude or the most elegant American president can’t change much that simple fact of global human nature.

    To the small degree Obama’s superior charm and style will improve things, the Russians may toast, backslap, and bear hug Obama — before seeking to body slam him against the wall on Polish anti-missile sites. The smiling Europeans will scurry around mumbling “Yes, but of course!” — as they shirk even more. An unhinged President Ahmadinejad will endlessly write rambling letters to Barack Hussein Obama as the last centrifuges come on line. The jihadists will sigh rather than swear as they continue to try to blow us all up.

    Next we are told by many in the media that African-American activists of the race industry will inevitably bow before the transcendent, post-racial new President Obama — and recede into the background as they shut down the once-productive victimization assembly lines. After all, did not Americans just prove, through their magnanimous vote — again, it took just one punch of the ballot — that we are no longer racists and should be collectively, if not at least symbolically, relieved at last of an age-old charge of intolerance?

    Read the rest of the article here.

    Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Speaks About The “Honor Killing” Part 4

    Thursday, November 13th, 2008

    Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, continues to share her thoughts about her great-nieces’ “honor killing” by their father, Yaser Said. Through her own memories and the accounts from friends and family, she has been able to piece together the final events in the lives of these wonderful young women.

    Said Sisters

    See the previous posts about Sarah and Amina Said:

  • Honor Killing in Dallas
  • “The Story is Bigger Than an Honor Murder in Dallas or What Happens in Dallas Stays in Dallas; Who Knew?” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler
  • “Human Sacrifice in Dallas: No One Saved These Girls” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler
  • “Raging Muslim Taxi Drivers in North American Cities” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler
  • “Murderous Mothers. The Hidden Female Face of Honor Killing” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler
  • “Still Dead in Dallas. An Update on the Double Honor Murders” by Dr. Phyllis Chesler
  • FBI Calls Dallas Murder Case an ‘Honor Killing,’ Upsetting Muslim Group
  • Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Speaks About The “Honor Killing” Part 1.
  • Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Speaks About The “Honor Killing” Part 2.
  • Gail Gartrell, Great-Aunt to Sarah and Amina Said, Speaks About The “Honor Killing” Part 3.
  • Amina and Sarah’s Last days On Earth

    According to the great-aunt Joyce Boucher, a few weeks before the girls and my neice ran, the girls had a prelude of what was to come. All three, the girls and my neice worked at Krogers, in Lewisville, Tx. According to the manager, the girls came running into the store crying and almost hysterical. They were telling their mom that Yasser had pulled a gun on them and said he was going to kill them! The workers and the manager urged my niece to leave, at that moment, with the girls. Monies were pooled for them to run by the people at the store. The manager told Joyce Boucher that he was greatly surprised when he walked into the store the next morning and found Patricia (my niece) working! When he asked her why she was there she said that she had spoken to her aunt and her aunt suggested they wait until they could get some of their clothes an such. That was a lie as none of us would have ever told her to go back home!

    Now, I believe it must have been this incident which led Amina to make a decision to run, on her own! You see, Yasser had already found out about Amina’s boyfriend and Amina had already turned down a pre-arranged marriage to an older Egyptian man. This alone, infuriated Yasser! It is my opinion that this attitude of Amina’s is why Yasser had told Sarah not to be used to Amina being around because she was not going to be with them too much longer! Amina was becoming more of a threat to Yasser and his ways. She was disregarding her Egyptian heritage and asked friends not to introduce her as a Muslim, Egyptian! She prefered to be called a Caucasian. This, you can see if you go to her My Space page. Indeed, Amina was planning to run on her own! She was making arrangements to do so and had actually saved money for this too.

    One of Amina’s closest and dearest friends asked her, “what about Sarah? If you leave without Sarah will Yasser make this harder on her?” I suppose Amina considered this question and made her first mistake…she told her mom about her plans. Well, those plans went straight to Yasser as he did not work for three days and went through all of Amina’s things. He watched her moves and such because her mom ratted her out! I suppose this is when my niece decided to do something as I am sure Yasser was becoming more and more angrier towards both girls.

    Now, I personally believe that the entire run with these girls was premeditated and Yasser knew every move they were making as Islam as much said so to another relative! This premeditated run made my niece look like a confused, abused wife and mother who did not know what to do! This placed her on the victims list! She is no victim! I assure you as I have begged her to tell all but, she will not! Even so, she left with the girls and their boyfriends.

    All five left and headed to another relatives home on the paternal side of Patricia’s family. This was in Kansas and they were suppose to stay there for a period of time. Instead, they were only there for about four hours and decided to move on. They then landed in Oklahoma, Tulsa to be exact. An apartment was rented, a few furniture items and jobs were being sought. So Amina and her boyfriend thought! Truth has finally come to the surface in this and I now know that my niece had already planned to go back to Yasser the day after they arrived in Tulsa. Strange thing is, all knew this but, Amina and her boyfriend! Sarah broke up with her boyfriend and was convinced Yasser would forgive her! After all, this was Sarah’s first offense with an American boy and Yasser had forgiven Amina for her first crush on an American boy two years prior to this time! Sarah thought she would be forgiven and safe. She had come to the conclusion that if she was the best Muslim girl she could be and did all her dad asked of her, things would be “normal.” All of this thought and yet, no one asked Sarah what would happen to Amina when they returned! Did Sarah understand that Yasser would not forgive Amina a second time? Did Sarah have a false sense of security that Yasser would forgive all grievances? I do not know but, for days, Sarah kept this secret from her sister as my niece had asked her to do. Indeed, the only ones who were being lied too were Amina and her boyfriend!! Sarah had cut ties with her boyfriend because she knew she had too with her mom going back to Yasser! Still, what was the consideration for Amina in this? I’m not sure there was any and this saddens me to my very soul.

    It was Amina who was truly lied too about coming back to place flowers on her grandmothers grave and then, off to aunt Connie’s house for New Years…according to my nieces plan. A plan which was concocted to lure an innocent girl to her death. Truly, I do not think my niece thought Yasser would kill Sarah but, it is clear to many of us that Tissy had written Amina off, long before they ever ran! She simply thought Sarah would be forgiven. She was not but, as I understand this, it was my neice who told Yasser that both girls were having sex! Good grief! Did she honestly think he would forgive them for this? NO WAY! My niece gambled with these girls lives and it cost the girls a future they had worked so very hard for.

    Once in Texas, Amina stayed at a friends house. After all, her mom and Sarah were heading out of town, supposedly only to return to get Amina and go back to Oklahoma. Well, the pressure was on for Amina to go with them that night but, she would not. Instead, Tissy and Sarah headed off and drove straight to Yasser’s driveway. Obviously, Yasser was putting on a pretty good show because I am sure Sarah was convinced that she had been forgiven and all would be fine as long as she towed the Islamic boat!

    The next morning, Amina’s friend received a text message from Sarah’s boyfriend. This message said they were home and the boys needed to go and get their things from the apartment in Oklahoma. Amina, was told about this text message and that is when she realized what was truly going on and what had happened! Her friend verified this text by driving by and seeing Tissy’s car in the driveway. This is when Amina called her aunt Connie and asked her if she knew her mom went back to Yasser? Amina knew her life was in peril at this point and did not know what to do!

    Meanwhile, the phone calls made to convince Amina to come home mounted! Tissy even put Yasser on the phone with Amina but, Amina said she would rather be dead than to go home. She knew that death was awaiting her there and yet, where was she to go? I cannot imagine the hurt and betrayal this young woman must have felt. After many calls, my niece went to Amina’s friends house and convinced them all would be okay. She told Amina she must go back home! Amina did, only for moments!

    Once home, it is my understanding that Yasser made an attempt at faking Amina’s forgiveness. The girls were placed into the cab under the guise of going to meet other members of the Said family for tea and to get some food. That never happened! They were suppose to talk over the problems to work them out. Instead, not even ten to fifteen minutes after he left with them, Sarah called her mom on the cell phone. Tissy told me that Sarah called and she did not answer! She said “I do not know why I did not pick up the phone for Sarah when she called!” I think I know why! Amina had more rigor mortis than Sarah and I think Sarah called her mom when Amina was shot or, when Yasser passed the restaurant. Either way, my niece should have never let those girls go anywhere with her radical maniacal husband!

    Within 45 minutes of leaving the house in Lewisville, both girls had been shot. Amina was shot twice in an area which shattered her spinal cord…it killed her instantly! Sarah, was shot nine times and in places , in the beginning, which would not kill her as fast. The final death blows came last from that gun! Sarah fought! There were bruises which were not able to be covered up…one on the forehead which had to have been a bad blow and still, Sarah made that 9-1-1 call and named her murderer….”My dad shot me!”

    Both girls were found in a cab Yasser had borrowed. He had to have help getting away from the Omni Mandalay Hotel, in Las Colinas as there is NO way he could have walked away without someone noticing a bloodied mess of a man! This means there is another involved in this as well. I am not sure how many people are walking around with Amina and Sarah’s blood upon their hands but, I do know that Yasser pulled the trigger, my niece gave him the targets, Islam, the brother, praised his dad’s actions and now sees his dad as a hero for having done this. I have been told by my niece that it was one of Yasser’s brothers who picked him up that night! She says she has told the police this but, I have never heard of this man being questioned. I too, have told the authorities about what she said …to no avail! Still, justice seems to be something lost when it comes to American/Muslim relations, in America.

    As a result, the Muslim men who imprison their daughters and treat them less than a dog can roam free, do as they want; however, the girls must die if they commit any perceived misbehavior which may cause a blemish on the family name. Yasser was angry about the girls and killed them because they did not remain strictly with a Muslim mindset! When he found out about the sexual activity….that was the final straw! Why? I ask! After all, it was Yasser who took their virginity at the ages of six and seven! If he was going to implement these rules then, should it not have been him who should have been killed for this? In my mind, yes! He was the one who dirtied his own family name and continues to do so as a coward who locked two girls in a cab to make his targets easy and trapped! This tells me that Yasser Abdel Said is NO MAN! He is a monster and a pawn of Satan’s! His mind is twisted with desires for young girls and murder if that’s what it takes.

    Truly, my great-nieces probably never had a chance to live freely. They knew the cost of breaking from the Islamic mindsets and yet, Amina was willing to give her life for freedom, as an American. I see her as a true American Hero and she will always be so, in my heart!

    Gail

    “They Shilled for Obama” by Larry Elder

    Thursday, November 13th, 2008

    “Shill” From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    “A shill is an associate of a person selling goods or services or a political group, who pretends no association to the seller/group and assumes the air of an enthusiastic customer. The intention of the shill is, using crowd psychology, to encourage others unaware of the set-up to purchase said goods or services or support the political group’s ideological claims. Shills are often employed by confidence artists.”

    Guilty!

    One of the nation’s premier newspapers fesses up about allegations of pro-Obama bias. The Washington Post’s ombudsperson, Deborah Howell, tracked its presidential campaign stories, front-page coverage and use of photos covering the period from Obama’s nomination on June 4 to Election Day. The result?

    Howell writes: “The op-ed page ran far more laudatory opinion pieces on Obama, 32, than on Sen. John McCain, 13. There were far more negative pieces about McCain, 58, than there were about Obama, 32, and Obama got the editorial board’s endorsement. …

    “Stories and photos about Obama in the news pages outnumbered those devoted to McCain. Reporters, photographers and editors found the candidacy of Obama, the first African American major-party nominee, more newsworthy and historic. Journalists love the new; McCain, 25 years older than Obama, was already well known and had more scars from his longer career in politics.

    “The number of Obama stories since Nov. 11 was 946, compared with McCain’s 786. Both had hard-fought primary campaigns, but Obama’s battle with Hillary Rodham Clinton was longer, and the numbers reflect that.

    “McCain clinched the GOP nomination on March 4, three months before Obama won his. From June 4 to Election Day, the tally was Obama, 626 stories, and McCain, 584. Obama was on the front page 176 times, McCain, 144 times; 41 stories featured both. …

    “But Obama deserved tougher scrutiny than he got, especially of his undergraduate years, his start in Chicago and his relationship with Antoin ‘Tony’ Rezko, who was convicted this year of influence-peddling in Chicago. The Post did nothing on Obama’s acknowledged drug use as a teenager. …

    “One gaping hole in coverage involved Joe Biden, Obama’s running mate. When Gov. Sarah Palin was nominated for vice president, reporters were booking the next flight to Alaska. Some readers thought The Post went over Palin with a fine-tooth comb and neglected Biden. They are right.”

    Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!

    Now, when can we expect The New York Times (endorsed Obama); Los Angeles Times (endorsed Obama); Chicago Tribune (endorsed Obama); and the other major papers to man up and admit their bias and their resultant anti-McCain, anti-Republican, pro-Obama coverage? What about ABC, CBS, NBC and CNN?

    So, what does this admission tell us going forward?

    Read the rest of the article here.

    “Racism is Dead” by Jack Kinsella

    Thursday, November 13th, 2008

    One of the most baffling statements to come out of Election 2008 is one being echoed on both sides of the political aisle, on the streets of America, and in the mainstream liberal media.

    Laura Hollis wrote a column published at TownHall that bore the hopeful and wildly inaccurate title, “The Best Message: Racism is Dead.”

    “As Republicans and (some) conservatives sift through the rubble of the 2008 campaign to find remnants of hope for the future, there are a few things that stand out loud and clear — things which can and should form the basis for the Republican’s message as they move forward. The absolute most important message is this: RACISM IS DEAD.”

    Racism is dead? By that statement, are we to infer that Martin Luther King’s fondest aspiration, as articulated in his “I Have a Dream” speech, as delivered from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in 1963, has been fulfilled?

    “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”

    Let’s take stock of what is known of the content of President-elect Barack Hussein Obama’s character — almost all of it revealed directly by Obama himself.

    We know that the president-elect once dumped a white girl he was dating because of her race. He said so in his book, “Dreams of My Father”. If I had dumped a friend, male or female, exclusively because of their race, what would that suggest about the content of my character?

    For twenty years, Obama’s closet spiritual advisor was Reverend Jeremiah Wright, whom Obama had invariably referred to over the years as his ‘spiritual mentor’ a ‘family member’ an ‘uncle’ — his pastor of twenty years of whom he once said he could “no more disown than he could his grandmother.”

    Obama made that statement before his supporters two weeks before he repudiated and disowned Jeremiah Wright before his supporters, claiming Wright was neither one of his spiritual advisors nor a campaign advisor and, that in twenty years, he never heard of such comments or he would have gotten up and walked out the door.

    What does this reveal about the content of his character? He either lied when he said he didn’t agree with Wright and that Wright was not his mentor, or he lied when he said he was.

    In either case, when his friendship with Wright hurt his poll numbers, he publicly dumped and disgraced a man he had called his friend, pastor, teacher and benefactor for more than twenty years. What does this reveal about the content of his character?

    Obama attended Wright’s church for twenty years. It is therefore, his chosen church home, and its philosophy is reflected by that of Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Obama walked away with a look backward rather than stand by his convictions. What does that say about his character?

    Barack Obama’s real estate deal with Tony Rezko may not have been illegal, but since Rezko is a known money launderer and Obama was smart enough to avoid being linked to him because of it, but didn’t mind making a profit with him. What does that say about his character?

    One of Obama’s political mentors is Bill Ayers, founder of the Weather Underground, etc. etc., blah, blah. Obama wasn’t 8 years old with Bill Ayers was pictured wiping his feet on Old Glory in the New York Times article. Obama was forty years old.

    Obama dismisses Ayers as ‘somebody from his neighborhood’ as if he barely knows him. Obama knew who Ayers was, and while Ayers was an asset to Obama’s ambitions, he was a friend.

    Now that he is a liability, he is someone Obama ‘barely’ knows. What does that tell us about his character?

    According to his own autobiography, “Dreams of My Father” (which experts say was ghost-written by Obama’s ‘slight acquaintance’, Bill Ayers,) Obama sold and used cocaine, marijuana and other illegal drugs.

    Here is what these associations reveal about Obama’s character. He is both cynical and ruthless. He found these men, and others like them, useful to him. So he used them.

    Would you attend a church whose pastor was spreading racial animosity from the pulpit? Would you even shake hands with – let alone serve on two boards with – an unrepentant terrorist, whether he bombed U.S. military installations or abortion clinics?

    Obama did. It was either out of expediency or shared conviction. Either suggests some pretty serious character defects.

    Read the rest of the article here.