At the close of the Constitutional Convention in 1787, Dr. James McHenry, a Maryland delegate, followed Benjamin Franklin from Independence Hall. He recorded a question asked by a lady, directed at Dr. Franklin.

The lady asked, "Well Doctor, what have we got? A republic or a monarchy?"

"A republic," replied Dr. Franklin, "if you can keep it."


"The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." - Ayn Rand

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Obama Press Release

The following press release was issued last night on the eve of Thanksgiving by President Barack Hussein Obama:

Statement by the President on Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha ( press release)

Michelle and I would like to send our best wishes to all those performing Hajj this year, and to Muslims in America and around the world who are celebrating Eid-ul-Adha. The rituals of Hajj and Eid-ul-Adha both serve as reminders of the shared Abrahamic roots of three of the world’s major religions.

During Hajj, the world’s largest and most diverse gathering, three million Muslims from all walks of life – including thousands of American Muslims – will stand in prayer on Mount Arafat. The following day, Muslims around the world will celebrate Eid-ul-Adha and distribute food to the less fortunate to commemorate Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son out of obedience to God.

This year, I am pleased that the Department of Health and Human Services has partnered with the Saudi Health Ministry to prevent and limit the spread of H1N1 during Hajj. Cooperating on combating H1N1 is one of the ways we are implementing my administration's commitment to partnership in areas of mutual interest.

On behalf of the American people, we would like to extend our greetings during this Hajj season – Eid Mubarak. ###

I know it may be just me, but I'd like a president that puts America first. Call me greedy if you must.


LSP said...

"but I'd like a president that puts America first" - for sure.

foutsc said...

I thought this was a joke. But no... That really is the press release. So we're helping them with pig flew... How about the lives of homosexuals and women who want to speak their mind?

And speaking of a shared heritage, Barack Hussein, how many Christian Churches are there in Saudi Arabia? How many Synagogues?

There's no inoculation for religious bigotry and obscurantism, unfortunately...

Hazaa Blue-Eyes said...

Would be nice if he stuck at least a word or two in there about Thanksgiving.

LL said...

foutsc- You thought I was kidding?

This is the big problem with the Obama Nation. I've been gigged by it before. You hear something so absolutely outrageous that you know it has to be some kind of practical joke - and it turns out to be true. I was a victim of the practical joke about Barack Hussein Obama being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. About Van Jones (who I'd heard of before he was a Czar) getting a job in the administration, and on - and on. In those and a dozen other cases was sure it was an internet hoax - and they really keep coming.

Hazaa Blue Eyes - I don't think they celebrate Thanksgiving in Barack Hussein Obama's faith/country. You'll pardon his lack of understanding of course.

Opus #6 said...

Honestly, I too thought you were trying your hand at satire. Can he really release this press release on Thanksgiving and say nothing about us? What the HECK?

The Conservative Lady said...

Obama's grandmother is performing Hajj right this very minute. Here's the link:
I wonder if he's meeting her there?

Bungalow Bill said...

You're not going to see that for another 38 months.

LL said...

How do you define "US", Opus? I mean, he did say we were one of the largest Muslim nations when he was speaking to cheering throngs in Egypt.

Conservative Lady - There you go, his family is at the Hajj and he wanted to send a note of congratulations to Hajjis everywhere. It will soon be part of our Thanksgiving here in the States. I'd rather see him meet his white grandma wherever she is than his black grandma at Mecca, but that's just me.

Bill - He might get 4 more years. In which case I suspect that both the Conservative Lady and Opus will be wearing the chador, draped over their frames when they leave home. (don't leave home without it)

LSP said...

Yes - keep your Burqa on.

LL said...

LSP - it's the new fashion statement for the Obama inner circle and for the Party Faithful.

LL said...

PS - LSP - I suspect after the Ft. Hood incident (Murder of Innocents by a crazed Jihadi in military uniform) that casual burqa wearing as a fashion statement might be viewed as less than politically correct in many parts of Texas.

The Conservative Lady said...

Hey, even Barbie wears a burqa now.

LSP said...

Yes, we frown on it here - Burqa Barbies just aren't flying off the shelves. "Gitmo Ken"? Well, that's another story.

Susannah said...

Heaven help us. If it's okay, I'd like to borrow this - and link back to you, of course. I've seen it on other blogs, but your presentation is so clear. Thank you.

Heaven help us - we have an Internationalist Muslim-ophile for a president.

Mark said...

At least he gave a gracious Thanksgiving Address on Thanksgiving, and then launched on a semi-serving political statement of what "we" are doing for you. God help us.

Susannah said...

Mark, did you post his T'giving address? I didn't know about anything but this hajj thing...

Can you tell me where I can read it?

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