Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Arkansas, Seatbelt or Else

Today marks the first time Arkansas law enforcement can pull you over if your not wearing your seatbelt. I think Fayetteville should put on the next ballet an initiative that would make adult seatbelt offenses the lowest law enforcement priority. Then have Alderman Matthew Petty propose to create an Adult Seatbelt Policy Review Panel. The panel would oversee enforcement of the initiative (if passed) making prosecution of adult seatbelt offenses a low priority in the Fayetteville.

Obama, Supporting Dictator Hopeful Manuel Zelaya

Pres. Obama joined his buddies, Hugo Chavez, Fidel Castro and Daniel Ortega, in condemning the Supreme Court and Congress of Honduras for ousting Pres. Manuel Zelay out of the country. Ex-Pres. Zelay was trying to set himself up as a dictator like his buddies but was stopped.
The generals move came at the unanimous--yes unanimous--behest of a congress outraged by Zelaya's not-particularly-subtle attempts to extend his hold on power indefinitely. It followed a series of clearly unconstitutional moves on Zelaya's part, including his attempt to unilaterally remove the chief of the army, which, according to Honduras's Constitution, can only be done by a congressional super-majority. And congress's request had been seconded by the nation's Supreme Court, which is sworn to uphold a constitution that explicitly makes the act of "inciting, promoting or backing the continuation in power or re-election of the President of the Republic" punishable with the loss of Honduran citizenship.

I tell you it hasn't been easy to find the real story behind Zelaya's departure. Obama's State Run Media hasn't been telling the truth about the situation in Honduras. They are either covering up Pres Obama's complete ignorance about Honduras or more likely covering up Obama's Marxism. While Pres Obama joins with his buddies in claiming that Zelaya was the victim of a military coup, the Hondurans beg to differ. Pres. Obama wants to hide the fact that the military was acting by a court order and that the Congress had asserted itself to protect the constitution.
Finally, I want to remind everyone that this was not a military coup, this was the arrest and destitution of a criminal president, with the help of the military. Proof that it is not a coup, is that as of this moment we already have the Constitutional State of Right re-established, with a new president, and new cabinet. Let us Hondurans be, we have already defenestrated what was causing us such stress, division and unrest, and we will reunite ourselves, to again perform our right of suffrage in 5 months. This is what we want. We ask the international community to take a closer look of our situation, and not allow other states such as Venezuela, Cuba, Nicaragua and Ecuador, to interfere with what we have chosen. We, the people of Honduras, have chosen: that is Democracy.

Pres. Obama, Bugger Off! Leave the people of Honduras alone!

Other Good Stories on Honduras

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Asa Hutchinson, National and State Issues

Asa Hutchinson received a very warm welcome from the Washington County Republican Women. Asa declared that 2010 would be a banner year for Republicans. He cited the number of Republican candidates running for Legislative offices. He also noted the formation of independent groups such as the TEA Party and the Americans for Prosperity. Asa said the Republicans need to fulfill the role of the loyal opposition. Republicans need to be a voice for our ideas and our principles. We need to contrast ourselves from the opposition and offer our solutions for the problems that face our country and state.
Asa listed 5 issues at the national level that impact our families. Health Care Reform, the Deficit and Debt, the Judiciary, National Security and Illegal Drugs.
Health care reform is necessary and important, he said. The reform needs to be continually adjusted to make sure it was responsive to the individual and meets the needs of the elderly and those struggling in life. It should not be the "one size fits all". Quoting Obama, “If private insurers say that the marketplace provides the best-quality health care, if they tell us that they're offering a good deal, then why is it that the government, which they say can’t run anything, suddenly is going to drive them out of business?” Asa asked does this sound like a president that understands the dynamics of the private sector in America? Asa said "I think not."
In regards to the deficit, Asa said the Republicans need to address it because at 1.8 Trillion dollars it was going to saddle the next generation with a massive amount of debt.
Asa expressed confidence in the Republican members on the Judiciary Committee. He said that Sen. Sessions will ask the tough questions in regards to Judge Sotomayor.
National Security is the most important function of the government. The most important thing we must remember is that it still is a dangerous world. Asa also said that we need to show some support and encouragement to the people of Iran who are risking their lives for reform.
Asa ended with expressing concern about the impact of illegal drugs. He's worried that many states will put drug legalization on the ballet because of the actions of President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Bryce Davis Dog Park

I am so excited and happy! Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan announced at today's agenda meeting that he is adding a resolution for the City Council to accept a $30,000 donation from Procter and Gamble for a dog park at Bryce Davis Park. Representatives from Procter and Gamble were present to accept the thanks and applause from City Council and audience members.
I know that Connie Edmonston must be absolutely thrilled to finally have a place for the dog park and also have been give the money to build it. Now she's going to be hearing people ask how soon can we get it built.

Fayetteville, Biking Rules

The good thing that came from Barbara Rhoads biking accident is that many people are now aware of the rules of biking, even the police.
Meanwhile, Fayetteville police now say they wrongly wrote a "failure to yield" ticket to car driver Matsugi Cox, 77, of Fayetteville. Cox's car struck Rhoads as she rode her bicycle across Sycramore.

It's no wonder that most of the public are unaware of biking rules when the police are confused themselves. Well, at least they corrected their mistake. With the popularity of the Scull Creek Trail the City of Fayetteville really needs to get a solid Bike seminar together and present it at any venue they can. I'm sure they can team up with the Bicycle Coalition of the Ozarks.
I'm not much of bicycler myself (too hard on the tushie) but I am particularly courteous around bikers. I give them plenty of room on the road. While at road crossings I may have the right of way but I am willing to give up that right to make sure a biker crosses a road safely. Unfortunately, I hear far too often people complain about all the bikes on the road. It's one of the reasons I don't bike around Fayetteville. Too many people are angry at bikers.