The Birther’s just need to move on

The whole debate over where President Obama was born needs to be over. As we move towards the 2012 Presidential Election we need to be focusing the debate on issues facing this country so we can choose who should lead our country for the following four years.
The President put an end to this discussion this morning when he released his long-form birth certificate. It should be over.

But some people don’t believe it and refuse to accept it.

What I find kinda ironic is that many, if not most, of the birthers believe in states rights. The State of Hawaii has issued the President’s birth certificate, the form every Hawaiian gets. It also recognizes that he was born in the State.

But the birthers failed to accept that. So much for states rights.

It’s time to end the bs and move onto real issues.

Interstate 25 to close during Obama’s acceptance speech, no real reason to do this.

I just want to say that the security for the DNC is beginning to get ridiculous.  Closing roads around the Pepsi Center, when they are farther than 100 yards, is somewhat understandable.  
There are many people coming and going and who knows what the protestors will try.

But closing a major Interstate Highway through the middle of town is a little much.  It will be done to “protect those attending the event.”

This is a facility that hosts football games with people in attendance of about 80,000 people.  They don’t need to be protected like this?  Denver Police do a good job of protecting the attendees without closing the Interstate.

There is a quote about President Bush or Vice President Cheney visiting and closing roads.  But the difference is they are moving around town and the roads are only closed for a short time.  

This will close 5.5 miles of a major Interstate during rush hour.  Over 250,000 vehicles use this freeway during a normal day.

I just like the Denver mayor saying the impacts will be minimal. I guess he lives in a dream world and doesn’t have to drive this Interstate during rush hour.

I understand the need to protect the attendees and the presumed nominee for the Democrat Presidential Candidate, but this is going too far.

When the Pope John Paul II visited Mile High Stadium in 1993, they didn’t close the Interstate.  There were a bunch more people there than will be in attendance for the acceptance speech by Barack Obama.

But they don’t care what I say, they are turning this Nation into a police state and will do whatever they want to do.

Hosting a National Convention is becoming such an impact on host cities, I don’t think that they see the return on their investment.  Businesses are being impacted, employees are being forced to take time off without pay or use vacation, and colleges are being forced to close for a week and students are missing out on classes.

To me, it is not worth the hassle or cost to host a National Convention.

Fox News Anchor Walks Off Set

An interesting thing happened on “Fox and Friends” this morning when anchor Brian Kilmeade walked off the set after his co-hosts Gretchen Carlson and Steve Doocy had a disagreement with him over remarks Barack Obama had about his grandmother. I learned of this on the Huffington Post.

Chris Wallace even came on later and was not happy with the two co-hosts and how they had been bashing Obama.

For a main stream television news show to constantly attack Obama for a comment that is being played over-and-over again, albeit out of context, is not professional journalism. It is sensational and uncalled for. When someone tried to balance the conversation and move the conversation to something else, they attacked them.

I watch quite a few political shows and yesterday and today there were some good conversations and debates about this quote, but this was not a good conversation or debate. It was an attack.

I have watched “Fox and Friends” a few times and what they call news is horrible. It is quite bad, not objective, and worthless. In fact, I think that Fox News is entirely sensational and does not truly represent the news.

It would be nice if we could get beyond race in our discussions, but people in this country won’t let that happen. Right now it is hurting Obama. We should be focusing on a debate of ideals and issues, not whether they are a particular race or what they say about race.

Iowa Results are In….

Well the results are in for the caucuses in Iowa and Barack Obama has won the Democratic Caucuses and Mike Huckabee has won the Republican side.
The big news is that Hilary Clinton, all but ordained as the Democratic nominee a few months ago, finished third behind John Edwards. What does this mean for Hilary next week in New Hampshire?

I think that this is big trouble for her. Obama is going to have all the momentum as they head for the small state in the northeast. Clinton is going to have to get it in gear.

The funny thing is that everyone is playing this up as a big win for Obama, but with 98% of the precincts reporting, Obama has 16 delegates, Edwards has 14, and Clinton has 15. That is the number that counts.

The next big thing is how well that McCain did in Iowa while not campaigning there. I think it was surprising how well Fred Thompson did. He was polling a lot lower than his final vote tally came to be. Ron Paul even picked up 10% of the vote and two delegates.

With 98% of the precincts reporting, Huckabee has a big lead in delegates so far. Huckabee won 14 delegates, Romney won 9 delegates, Thompson and McCain have won at least three delegates.

It is going to be a fun primary season!