Wednesday, August 24, 2011


http://www/.aspentimes .com/article/20100228/ASPENWEEKLY/100229854/
Barack Obama has awakened a sleeping nation
Gary Hubbell
Aspen Times Weekly February 2010

"Barack Obama is the best thing that has happened to America in the last 100 years. Truly, he is the savior of America 's future.

Despite the fact that he has some of the lowest approval ratings among recent presidents, history will see Barack Obama as the source of America 's resurrection. Barack Obama has plunged the country into levels of debt that we could not have previously imagined; his efforts to nationalize health care have been met with fierce resistance nationwide; TARP bailouts and stimulus spending have shown little positive effect on the national economy; unemployment is unacceptably high and looks to remain that way for most of a decade; legacy entitlement programs have ballooned to unsustainable levels, and there is a seething anger in the populace.

That's why Barack Obama is such a good thing for America . Here's why.
Obama is the symbol of a creeping liberalism that has infected our society like a cancer for the last 100 years. Just as Hitler is the face of fascism, Obama will go down in history as the face of unchecked liberalism. The cancer metastasized to the point where it could no longer be ignored.

Average Americans who have quietly gone about their lives, earning a paycheck, contributing to their favorite charities, going to high school football games on Friday night, spending their weekends at the beach or on hunting trips - they've gotten off the fence. They've woken up. There is a level of political activism in this country that we haven't seen since the American Revolution, and Barack Obama has been the catalyst that has sparked a restructuring of the American political and social consciousness.

Think of the crap we've slowly learned to tolerate over the past 50 years as liberalism sought to re-structure the America that was the symbol of freedom and liberty to all the people of the world. Immigration laws were ignored on the basis of compassion. Welfare policies encouraged irresponsibility, the fracturing of families, and a cycle of generations of dependency. Debt was regarded as a tonic to lubricate the economy. Our children left school having been taught that they are exceptional and special, while great numbers of them cannot perform basic functions of mathematics and literacy. Legislators decided that people could not be trusted to defend their own homes, and stripped citizens of their rights to own firearms. Productive members of society have been penalized with a heavy burden of taxes in order to support legions of do-nothings who loll around, reveling in their addictions, obesity, indolence, ignorance and "disabilities." Criminals have been arrested and re-arrested, coddled and set free to pillage the citizenry yet again. Lawyers routinely extort fortunes from doctors, contractors and business people with dubious torts.

We slowly learned to tolerate these outrages, shaking our heads in disbelief, and we went on with our lives.
But Barack Obama has ripped the lid off a seething cauldron of dissatisfaction and unrest.

A former Communist is given a paid government position in the White House as an advisor to the president. Auto companies are taken over by the government, and the auto workers' union - whose contracts are completely insupportable in any economic sense - is rewarded with a stake in the company. Government bails out Wall Street investment bankers and insurance companies, who pay their executives outrageous bonuses as thanks for the public support. Terrorists are read their Miranda rights and given free lawyers. And, despite overwhelming public disapproval, Barack Obama has pushed forward with a health care plan that would re-structure one-sixth of the American economy.

Literally millions of Americans have had enough. They're organizing, they're studying the Constitution and the Federalist Papers, they're reading history and case law, they're showing up at rallies and meetings, and a slew of conservative candidates are throwing their hats into the ring. Is there a revolution brewing? Yes, in the sense that there is a keen awareness that our priorities and sensibilities must be radically re-structured. Will it be a violent revolution? No. It will be done through the interpretation of the original document that has guided us for 220 "FANTASTIC" years--- the Constitution. Just as the pendulum swung to embrace political correctness and liberalism, there will be a backlash, a complete repudiation of a hundred years of nonsense. A hundred years from now, history will perceive the year 2010 as the time when America got back on the right track. And for that, we can thank Barack Hussein Obama."

Gary Hubbell is a hunter, rancher, and former hunting and fly-fishing guide. Gary works as a Colorado ranch real estate broker. He can be reached through his website,

Tuesday, August 23, 2011


Well after all the race laden hoopla over electing the first black President of the United States of America, black Americans find themselves worse off than before.
When will American blacks appreciate the true meaning of the late Dr. Martin Luther King's vision: "Judge a person, not by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character".  Maybe a real bonus that will have come from electing a black president is that blacks will take seriously Dr. King's dream that we judge men by their character and not their color............and that character is measured by what an individual does and not mere words.

It seems that black Americans missed the whole point of the Civil Rights Movement-----purge racism from America! The election of a black POTUS should have served to underscore the great achievements of the civil rights struggle; but instead it has exposed the ridiculous notion that it is black Americans who have the most difficult time with racial equality.
It is now painfully self evident that black political culture demands special, not equal, treatment under the law. Many blacks hold the belief that simply having black political leadership necessarily equates to a higher standard of living for the black community..........Detroit, Washington D.C., East St. Louis, etc. etc. and now  the nation, notwithstanding.

Black political leadership has embraced an agenda that is the antithesis of what the Civil Rights Movement was all about. Black America does not strive for laws and public policies that are race neutral. Its convoluted agenda is slanted to put individuals in power based on their race and not on their character and capability.

So, according to the mantra of black political culture: the election of a black man as president means more than an end to racism...........the assumption being that if the man holding the highest political office in the nation was black, it must follow that blacks would be better off.

Now blacks have a dilemma. We have a black president and blacks are worse off. Not just a little, but a lot worse off. In the words of longtime Congressional Black Caucus member Maxine Waters, D-Calif., "Our people are hurtin'..."

Blacks must now decide:.
Is our black president a traitor to his race......OR, could it be that Obama's performance reflects his character and his capability, not his race?

I submit that Barack Obama is not delivering for anyone except Wall Street.
Blacks are hurting more because they were already in worse shape when Obama got elected. Bad policies hurt the weakest the most............and  the bad policies that have always failed are the big government liberalism that has defined modern black politics.

Simply growing government and electing black politicians does not make blacks better off -- it creates a plantation of despair.
The average poverty rate in Black Caucus districts is almost 50 percent higher than the national average. Yet, Sheila Jackson Lee and her ilk have a virtual 100 percent re-election rate.

Rather than dividing our country on racial or political lines a more fundamental and appropriate distinction could be made by classifying Americans into two (2) groups: those who take responsibility for their actions and those who don't.
The Civil Rights Movement took blacks to the edge of the Promised Land; but political activism can only remove barriers to's up to the individual to embrace freedom and take on the personal responsibilities that go with it.

Maybe America will realize that they should blame Barack Obama. Not because he is black, but because he is an incompetent liberal who has grown government to the point where the spirit necessary for freedom and prosperity is being quashed out of our nation.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


As parents and students prepare to begin a new school year; imagine how refreshing it would be if school administrators across the land chose common sense values over political correctness, to wit:..............

"To the students and faculty of our high school: I am your new principal, and honored to be so. There is no greater calling than to teach young people. I would like to apprise you of some important  policy changes coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against you, against your teachers, against your parents, and against our country.


FIRST, this school will no longer honor race or ethnicity.
I could not care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow, or white. I could not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian, or European, or if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships.
The only identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your individual identity -- your character, your scholarship, your humanity. And the only national identity this school will care about is American.
This is an American public school, and American public schools were created to make better Americans. If you wish to affirm an ethnic, racial, or religious identity through your school, you will have to go elsewhere. We will end all ethnicity-, race- and non-American-nationality-based celebrations. They undermine a core American value, E Pluribus Unum -- "from many, one", and THIS school will be guided by America 's values. That includes all after-school clubs. I will not authorize clubs that divide students based on any identities..........race, language, religion, sexual orientation, or whatever else may become in vogue in a society divided by political correctness. Your clubs will be based on interests and passions -- not blood, ethnic, racial or other physically defined ties. Those clubs just cultivate narcissism -- an unhealthy preoccupation with the self -- while the purpose of education is to get you to think beyond yourself. So, we will have clubs that transport you to the wonders and glories of art, music, astronomy, languages you do not already speak, math, carpentry, and more. If the only extracurricular activities you can imagine being interested in are those based on ethnic or racial or sexual identity, that means that little outside of yourself really interests you.

SECOND, I am not interested in whether or not English is your native language. My only interest in terms of language is that you leave this school speaking and writing English as fluently as possible. The ENGLISH language has united America 's citizens for more than 200 years, and it will unite us at this school.
It is one of the indispensable reasons this country of immigrants has always come to be one country. And if you leave this school without excellent English-language skills, I will have been remiss in my duty to ensure that you are prepared to compete successfully in the American job market. Notwithstanding, we WILL learn other languages here -- it is deplorable that most Americans only speak English . But if you want classes taught in your native language rather than in English, this is not your school.

THIRD, because I regard learning as a sacred endeavor; everything in this school will reflect learning's elevated status.
This means, among other things, that you and your teachers will dress accordingly. Many people in our society dress more formally for a meal at a nice restaurant than they do for church or school. Those people have their priorities backwards. Therefore, there will be a formal dress code at this school.

FOURTH, no obscene language will be tolerated anywhere on this school's property -- whether in class, in the hallways or at athletic events. If you can't speak without using the "F-word," you can't speak.
By obscene language I mean the words banned by the Federal Communications Commission plus epithets such as the "N-word," even when used by one black student to address another, or "bitch," even when addressed by a girl to a girlfriend. It is my intent that by the time you leave this school, you will be among the few of your age to distinguish instinctively between the elevated and the degraded, the holy and the obscene.

FIFTH, we will end all self-esteem programs.
In this school, self-esteem will be attained in only one way -- the way people attained it until the state of Political Correctness decided otherwise a generation ago -- by earning it.
One immediate consequence of this is that there will be only one class valedictorian, not eight.

SIXTH, and last, I am reorienting the school toward academics and away from politics and propaganda.
No more time will be devoted to scaring you about smoking and caffeine, or terrifying you about sexual harassment or global warming.
No more semesters will be devoted to condom-wearing and teaching you to regard sexual relations as only or primarily a health issue.
There will be no more attempts to convince you that you are a victim because you are not white, or not male, or not heterosexual, or not Christian.
We will have failed, if any one of you graduates from this school and does not consider himself or herself inordinately lucky -- to be alive and to be an American.

Now, please stand and join me in the Pledge of Allegiance to the  flag of the United States of America .
As many of you do not know the words, your teachers will hand them out to you."

The politically correct termites are eroding our country's foundation...........we must stand up for our children so they will be prepared to meet the opportunities and obstacles life presents.