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Obama, keeper of promises
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by jimf01, another community,
on Apr 1, 2010
Rainbows and Unicorns, it is a happy day.
In the no foolin' department, the NYT is lovin' BHO and his wealth redistribution policies
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Posted by Pleasanton Mom
a resident of Birdland
on Apr 2, 2010 at 4:25 pm
You are so awesome, thank you.
Have you considered what the millions of Tea Party Pariots know that you don't know? What would ordinary people, grandparents, etc. to get off the couch, get out of our comfort zone and go out and protest? Are we all just a bunch of racists? Of course not, we have information that you are not getting.
You're only as good as the information you have. And it is by design that the mainstream media is censoring your information to keep you uninformed - much easier to trick an manipulate you into not recognizing the Obama administration stealing your country out from under your nose.
Kay, every day on Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, people with Russian accents are calling to plead with Americans to wake up an stop this far-left radical communist agenda. THEY KNOW WHAT IT MEANS! They've lived through it, and they escaped it.
Where I grew up, our next door neighbors were Russians, the husband watched as his brother was shot to death, they actually ESCAPED from Russia by foot, came through China and then through the Phillipines, it took them 8 years to get to California, they had to live in holes in the ground along the way, they gave birth to a baby along the way and the baby died, they would cry and cry telling us these stories.
Why would Russians be calling into radio talk shows if there wasn't a grave threat upon us? A threat that THEY RECOGNIZE. Are they just Racists? Hate Mongers? Fear Mongers?
Wake up Girl!
Please read this:
"I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now can see." - Robin of Berkeley, a Recovering Liberal.
March 25, 2010
It Was the Best of Times, It Was the Worst of Times
By Robin of Berkeley
When I woke up Monday morning, I felt like I had the world's worst hangover...though I hadn't drunk a thing.
I felt sick to my stomach and creeped out. No wonder: This is what happens when you look evil directly in the eye.
I have a young client, Laura, who is bombarded by this kind of darkness every day. As a white woman who snapped out of her trance when I did, she's besieged at college by white privilege/social justice diatribes.
Some days, Laura gets home at six and crawls into bed. She spaces out by watching TV late into the night.
But then she gets up in the morning and does it all over again.
I have that same temptation to get under the covers and never come out. Or guzzle down a bottle of good wine. Or flee to New Zealand.
I can get downright discouraged. That's when those disturbing thoughts emerge: "What's the point? Why bother to write essays and letters to the editors and read web sites and forward emails?"
But then the answer appears: Because I must.
Because Obama and Pelosi and all the President's thugs want us to run away with our tails between our legs. The Democrats are puffing themselves up and beating their chests like gorillas. They want us to give up. And that's exactly why we won't.
I recently read a book consisting of interviews with Bob Dylan. To my surprise, Dylan comes across as deeply religious and patriotic. I was particularly struck by this interchange:
The interviewer asked Dylan why he still produces an album and tours every year. Certainly, Dylan doesn't need the money.
Dylan responded simply, "I do it because years ago I made a promise to the Man upstairs."
That's the best answer I can think of for yanking the covers off every day. And for continuing to write and speak out, not knowing whether it makes a bit of difference.
Because our efforts are not ultimately for ourselves. They are for those who can't speak for themselves: the kids and and the disabled and the ailing...and especially for the Man upstairs.
I never in my life thought I'd be quoting Scripture, but here goes:
For once you were darkness, but now in the Lord you are light. Live as children of light -- for the fruit of the light is found in all that is good and right and true. Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them."
-Ephesians 5: 8-11
These last two years have been for me the best of times and the worst of times. It's been the worst because... actually, I don't think I need to explain. The stink bomb that went off last Sunday says it all loud and clear. Our nation is in deep trouble.
But it's been the best of times for me because I've become a different person. No, maybe I've just become who I was supposed to be all along. "I once was lost, but now am found; was blind, but now can see."
It's been a magical ride, otherworldly, with amazing people coming into my life -- some who I met randomly on the streets, others I connected with through AT.
About a year ago, I sent the AT editor an article, "Letter of Amends," assuming he'd trash it along with hundreds of others.
He wrote me back an hour later that he was publishing it. It just so happens that he works in Berkeley, of all places; we met, and he's been my conservative mentor ever since.
I'm sure that there are countless other stories out there of light and grace and friendship amidst the wreckage.
Of course, I'd chuck my personal growth in a heartbeat if I could turn back the hands of time and undo the election of Obama. But like millions of Americans across this land, all I can do is roll out of bed and do my small bit to expose the "unfruitful works of darkness"...and keep doing it even if it seems impossible at times.
There's a story that I find intriguing about Suzuki Roshi, a beloved Zen teacher in the '60s.
Suzuki was giving a talk where he stated several times, Life is impossible."
A student asked, "If life is impossible, how do we do it?"
The teacher answered, "You do it every day."
Getting up and fighting for our country every day... to me, this is the only possible option during these dark and uncertain times.
A frequent AT contributor, Robin is a recovering liberal and a psychotherapist in Berkeley.
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