On 18 January 2009, golfer Tiger Woods gave the speech quoted below at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. during the HBO-televised “We Are One” event held as part of the lead-up to Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration two days later. The PGA Tour web site displays the full text of Tiger Woods’ speech, as does Woods’ own web site (look for the 18 January item in the News Archive).
Tiger Woods received a special invitation to speak at the inauguration. His inviters were stunned, when he did not deliver the message they expected. You will see why the media swept it under the rug with no further ado. Below is the text of his speech, entitled:
“You’ll Never Walk Alone,” as posted on his Web site:
“I grew up in a military family – and my role models in life were my Mom and Dad, Lt. Colonel Earl Woods. My dad was a Special Forces operator and many nights friends would visit our home. They represented every branch of the service, and every rank.
“In my Dad, and in those guests, I saw first hand the dedication and commitment of those who serve. They come from every walk of life. From every part of our country. Time and again, across generations, they have defended our safety in the dark of night and far from home.
“Each day — and particularly on this historic day — we honor the men and women in uniform who serve our country and protect our freedom. They travel to the dangerous corners of the world, and we must remember that for every person who is in uniform, there are families who wait for them to come home safely.
“I am honored that the military is such an important part, not just of my personal life, but of my professional one as well. The golf tournament we do each year here in Washington is a testament to those unsung heroes.
“I am the son of a man who dedicated his life to his country, family and the military, and I am a better person for it.
“In the summer of 1864, Abraham Lincoln, the man at whose memorial we stand, spoke to the 164th Ohio Regiment and said: ‘I am greatly obliged to you, and to all who have come forward at the call of their country.’
“Just as they have stood tall for our country – we must always stand by and support the men and women in uniform and their families.
“Thank you, and it is now my pleasure to introduce the US Naval Glee Club.”
I have never been more proud of Tiger Woods than when I heard his 2-minute tribute to the military at the Inaugural Celebration in Washington DC . You know he was greatly pressured to be there. Liberals have been mad at him for a decade for not joining their ranks. You know he didn’t want to be there. So instead of paying homage to Obama, he
paid tribute to our soldiers. Not one time did Tiger mention Obama, the inauguration or the new administration. He knew beforehand that his love for America, and appreciation for our military men & women would anger them further. But Tiger is his own man; his father taught him to be his own man.
Somewhere over that cold, gray Washington sky, old Earl Woods was smiling down on his beloved son. And there will be one more crying hug waiting for Tiger when he passes through the Pearly Gates into God’s arms.
veritas odium parit
Lex facit Regem
Jim Campbell, N0LBI
PO Box 84
Hot Sulphur Springs. CO 80451
For those who were wondering, “veritas odium parit” is Latin for “truth begets hatred,” and “lex facit regem” translates as “the law makes the king.”
Apparently peace as I know it is over.
After all these years of getting up in the morning to face a sunshiny day and do the fun things in life I am faced with 100 equally “nationally destructive” reports out of Washington.
In my mind there are only 2 reasons.
1. The current President is totally daffed.
2. The main stream media was a miserable flop (all reporters need to get a pink slip immediately) in reporting the TRUTH.
Well I suppose it could be a combination of both.
Why do I have this perpetual image of Obama slumping in a striped wing back chair like Raggedy Andy while being interviewed?
Why does he stutter and stammer during live questioning.
What happened to the eloquent genius?
Holy smoke was all of that fake too?
Now the clod in the Whitehouse has been foolish enough to give 25 DVDs as a return gift to an English dignitary? What was he thinking? Oh I know … he was not!
What was the argument against Sarah Palin? She was not prepared?
Well at least we get to see the definition of ill prepared first hand now.
Hopefully the nation will survive.
If all of this was not so serious for our country it honestly would be drop dead funny.
It is still my belief that there are a few good politicians left in Washington. Finally a few of the good Democrats are beginning to surface.
Evan Bayh of Indiana is one of them.
Here is what he has to say about the situation.
It seems with the advent of online information at our fingertips and the great browsers being offered knowledge abounds. It use to be if you wanted information you went to school, the library or Encyclopedia. Those of us who have lived long enough have wondered JUST HOW is our history being rewritten. Are there even history books used for grade and high school any longer? And if so written by who and with what personal spin. More than that have any of these writers even been around long enough to know the truth and what are they using as reference to write?
On the internet scene springs Wikipedia. For those of you not familiar it is a collective of subject matter. ANYONE can become a member and write about anyone or anything. So how accurate and reliable is the information? Not very. Who gets to post what? I wanted to add information to Wiki so I signed up as a member. What I wrote apparently was not acceptable even though it was my own information and was in the format they requested.
Of late Wiki is deleting ANY information entered about the true history of Barack Obama. Apparently the powers that be at Wiki are not really interested in the whole truth nothing but the truth.
You can get more information about the Obama matter HERE
I have known for a while there were problems with Wiki and it was reinforced the other day when I bumped into a young radical who pointed the forum toward Wiki to support his “libertarian socialist” agenda. During this debate between the 2 of us it was clear these young students are being indoctrinated by the hard left liberals promoting anarchy.
It is fortunate that most “young whites” really do not have the true stomach to pick up a weapon and fight for much of anything. They prefer to leap on a soapbox and snivel and whine about the unjust circumstances of the world. Unjust circumstance that is CAUSED BY CAPITALISM according to those who lead them astray.
I had not heard the names Chomsky or Bookchin in a very long time so I ran a youtube search and found a debate between Buckley an Chomsky. It does give you an idea of why the young might be drawn to Utopia. It also gives a mature mind the reasons why Utopia simply does not work. Apparently the logic of “If you stand for nothing the result is NOTHING” does not compute for the young and those who wish to control them. Unfortunately the result of hundreds and thousands of dollars worth of education results in a large percent of R2D2s floating around campuses.
Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 1 of 2
Noam Chomsky vs. William F. Buckley Debate : Part 2 of 2
Radio and now television personality Glen Beck has recently grown fond of ridiculing economist who in recent years have made some really dumb predictions. The type of economist Beck likes to lampoon generally comes from government such as the Securities and Exchange Commission or private corporations or associations like the housing industry. Beck quotes one of the bought and paid for economist from say 2005 predicting the housing boom will last forever then smears all economist as dumb worthless boneheads. Well I guess it’s my time to come to the defense of economist so here goes.
Economists are like any business degree. Economics is one of a group of business degrees that include accounting, finance, marketing and so forth. Economist want the nice cushy job with the fat spending account just like anyone. So when Mr. Pump up housing prices association man offers young bright economist from proper university a sweet job Mr. Young Economist will search and search his massive educational and mathematical knowledge to give the boss what the boss wants. No surprise there. But if economists are trained in the “truth” then how do they get so far away from it?
The first little dirty secret is justifying economic distortions and sometimes outright robbery with the Pareto efficiency, or Pareto optimality. This little concept is an important concept used by millions of economist to justify social engineering. It is used in economics with broad applications in game theory, engineering and the social sciences.
Given a set of alternative allocations of, say, goods or income for a set of individuals, a change from one allocation to another that can make at least one individual better off without making any other individual worse off is called a Pareto improvement. And there you have it. The magical gateway drug economist the world over to justify some special treatment for their industry or political point of view. Similar to congressmen and women justifying their special pork projects as beneficial and hey it’s only a few million here and there. Of course the problem is a few million here and there, a few million special programs here and there, then a few tax breaks here and there and pretty soon add up into a huge headache and is anything but a Pareto improvement. More like a Pareto pain in the ass and drag on the wallet.
This concept is captured quite accurately in the movie Office Space where the disgruntled workers Peter Gibbons, Michael Bolton, Joanna and Samir devise a scheme to only take fractions of pennies from corporate accounts on the assumption that no one will notice and no one will get hurt while they get rich. Here is some commentary from the hilarious movie:
Peter Gibbons explaining the corporate account skimming as equivalent to: “Um, the 7-Eleven, right? You take a penny from the tray.”
Joanna: From the crippled children?
Peter Gibbons: No, that’s the jar. I’m talking about the tray, the pennies for everybody.
Eventually the scam ends up into an enormous very obvious corporate swindle forcing the mastermind Peter Gibbons to admit “You know, corporate accounting is sure as hell gonna notice $305,326.13, Michael!”
The Pareto effect put to use in the movie Office Space with hilarious consequences. Unfortunately in the real world we all pay for these little improvements in the form of higher taxes, higher consumer prices, and distorting income tax corporate and personal laws that do not allocate resources efficiently. In other words Mr. Beck its hogwash designed to sooth the minds of economist justifying the very types of abuses they were taught not to inflict on other humans.
What do economists know? The best tax is a simple flat or fair tax. Corporate taxes are nothing more than a tax on people, investment or dividends. Corporate taxes are a complete waste of time and resources if for no other reason than people end up paying the tax in one form or another. Capital gains taxes are a waste of time and money. Do we really want to tax capital formation? Pretty illogical when you think about it. I personally want my employer to raise and invest capital. It means higher productivity and higher wages.
So if I were advising Obama and I wanted energy cap and trade, socialized medicine, social security, Medicaid, Medicare, welfare and all the rest of the goodies? I would tell him is unrealistic but if he was hell bent on pursuing the madness the cut corporate and capital gains taxes to zero, raise personal taxes for those making over $1 million to 50% and cut tariffs to zero. Simplify the tax code to a progressive flat tax and eliminate payroll taxes. This flies in the face of his communist upbringing and education. Clearly it would strengthen segments of private industry. So Obama would reject it.
So what does Obama really want Mr. Beck? The bail outs are designed to reward friends and inflate the currency making huge segments of the population dependent on the federal government. Inflation wipes out seniors and the middle class first then works it was up. The idea is to have just a very few very wealthy capitalist at the top that will cow tow to the whims of the federal government much the same as in fascist Germany from 1933 to 1945. Same old same old to an economist.
Obama is a communist by upbringing and education. He clearly believed in Marxism and all its tenets. If he had the power he would implement communism overnight. His problem is the capitalist are to strong in America. Everyday the Dow Jones drops is another day people become agitated with his brainless economic policies. He is rapidly running out of good will. 10% unemployment is just around the corner and as more people lose their jobs pride in the messiah will turn to anger and contempt. People cursed Jesus and they will curse Obama. The magic carpet ride will soon crash.
Obama knows it. His communist brain boy David Axelrod knows it. And the deals with the capitalist pigs like GE will be made. And the legacy of the communist Obama someday will be as a fascist. Just like Hitler and Mercedes Benz. How ironic that for all these years Democrats have been accusing Republicans of being fascist and our first true fascist government will have been consummated by none other than an affirmative action half Negro communist. How appropriate.
So Mr. Beck we economist do know economics. We know more than you do what is going on and how it is being accomplished. Some of us are communist like former Nobel Prize winners Leonid Vitaliyevich Kantorovich and Tjalling C. Koopmans. Some are fascist like Nobel Prize winning economist Paul Krugman of the New York Times and some are libertarians like Milton Freidman.
What truly astonishes most of us is the utter ignorance the American public has of even the most basic concepts of what is in their best interest. We see year after year, decade after decade politicians exploit people ignorance on a wide rage of issues like school choice, social security, Medicaid and Medicare, welfare, work rules. Some of us year after year try to inform people of why and how this or that works for or against them and year after year we are ignored or worse made pariahs in the business community. I mean what farmers organization is going to hire an economist who argues against farm subsidies? And there you have it. We try to inform people but are shut out by politicians and the media who don’t want to listen. And we need to feed our families. So we compromise and do what we have to do.
I would ask you Mr. Beck to invite Senior Fellow at the CATO Institute Dan Mitchell to your show as often as you can to explain economics. Mr. Mitchell is a wonderful man who is very honest in his economic analysis. And if you pressed him really hard I bet he would give you some very accurate predictions of what will happen in the future to our country if Obama’s economic policies are implemented.
So Mr. Beck lighten up on the economist. We are just guys and gals like you trying to make a living fighting the ignorance and dogma of the day just like you. Show us some love once in awhile dude.
We all saw the lavish inauguration to the tune of about 170 million dollars. That seemed to be fine with all of the liberals who bellyached for months over the pittance in comparison for the Bush bash.
Apparently the beat goes on.
Only now the government is on the verge of bankruptcy.
People are losing jobs in record numbers.
The stock market tanks daily.
Home foreclosures are skyrocketing faster than record keepers can track.
At the Whitehouse they certainly do not want to miss a party opportunity … is that something like we do not want to waste a good crisis? All of this on the back of the taxpayer under the guise of governmental business? Still Obama takes every opportunity to leap on his soapbox and castigate others for wasteful spending.
No wonder Obama is looking a little haggard.
Apparently it is not only the business of the day but the party, party of the nights as well.
White House nightlife under investigation
‘This party atmosphere sends the wrong message’
By Bob Unruh
© 2009 WorldNetDaily
An organization that serves as a watchdog on the U.S. government for American taxpayers has launched a campaign to uncover exactly how much tax money is being spent on parties at the Obama White House.
The president has shown a penchant for lavish galas, such as the huge assembly orchestrated in Denver when he accepted his party’s nomination for president – an outdoor gathering for some 75,000 featuring a stage with Greek columns. He also held a multimillion-dollar victory celebration in Chicago, and his fancy inauguration cost an estimated $170 million, according to ABC News.
Now, Larry Klayman, founder of Freedom Watch, told WND today he’s seeking information about the partying in the White House since the Obamas moved in.
“Barack and Michelle Obama have been throwing taxpayer funded parties nearly every night with their ‘friends’ and supporters, with Michelle Obama even exhorting them not to ‘break’ White House property,” Klayman’s announcement said.
“This party atmosphere sends the wrong message to the American people. As the Obama-Clinton crowd party on, the American people are suffering greatly,” Klayman said.
“It was right to criticize corporate execs for using taxpayer bailout money on bonuses and corporate junkets. In the face of this criticism, it is an outrage for Barack and Michelle Obama to party on, as Rome burns. It’s like throwing a party at a funeral,” he said.
the rest of the story …