Sunday, May 10, 2009

Letter to the President

April 17, 2009
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington , DC 20500

Mr. Obama:

I have had it with you and your administration, sir. Your conduct on your recent trip overseas has convinced me that you are not an adequate representative of the United States of America collectively or of me personally.

You are so obsessed with appeasing the Europeans and the Muslim world that you have abdicated the responsibilities of the President of the United States of America. You are responsible to the citizens of the United States .. You are not responsible to the peoples of any other country on earth.

I personally resent that you go around the world apologizing for the United States telling Europeans that we are arrogant and do not care about their status in the world. Sir, what do you think the First World War and the Second World War were all about if not the consideration of the peoples of Europe? Are you brain dead? What do you think the Marshall Plan was all about? Do you not understand or know the history of the 20th century?

Where do you get off telling a Muslim country that the United States does not consider itself a Christian country? Have you not read the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution of the United States? This country was founded on Judeo-Christian ethics and the principles governing this country, at least until you came along, came directly from this heritage. Do you not understand this? Your bowing to the king of Saudi Arabia is an affront to all Americans. Our President does not bow down to anyone, let alone the king of Saudi Arabia . You don’t show Great Britain, our best and one of our oldest allies, the respect they deserve yet you bow down to the king of Saudi Arabia .. How dare you, sir! How dare you!

You can’t find the time to visit the graves of our greatest generation because you don’t want to offend the Germans but make time to visit a mosque in Turkey .. You offended our dead and every veteran when you give the Germans more respect than the people who saved the German people from themselves. What’s the matter with you? I am convinced that you and the members of your administration have the historical and intellectual depth of a mud puddle and should be ashamed of yourselves, all of you.

You are so self-righteously offended by the big bankers and the American automobile manufacturers yet do nothing about the real thieves in this situation, Mr. Dodd, Mr. Frank, Franklin Raines, Jamie Gorelic, the Fannie Mae bonuses, and the Freddie Mac bonuses. What do you intend to do about them? Anything? I seriously doubt it. What about the U.S. House members passing out $9.1 million in bonuses to their staff members – on top of the $2.5 million in automatic pay raises that lawmakers gave themselves? I understand the average House aide got a 17% bonus. I took a 5% cut in my pay to save jobs with my employer. You haven’t said anything about that. Who authorized that? I surely didn’t!

Executives at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac will be receiving $210 million in bonuses over an eighteen-month period, that's $45 million more than the AIG bonuses. In fact, Fannie and Freddie executives have already been awarded $51 million – not a bad take. Who authorized that and why haven’t you expressed your outrage at this group who are largely responsible for the economic mess we have right now.

I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you.

I also want you to know that I personally find just about everything you do and say to be offensive to every one of my sensibilities. I promise you that I will work tirelessly to see that you do not get a chance to spend two terms destroying my beautiful country.

To every real American P.S. I rarely ask that emails be 'passed around'.............PLEASE SEND THIS TO YOUR EMAIL's past time for all Americans to wake up!

Ms Kathleen Lyday
Fourth Grade Teacher
Grandview Elementary School
11470 Hwy. C
Hillsboro, MO 63050
(636) 944-3291 Phone
(636) 944-3870 Fax



This Editor would add a postscript:

Mr President, I would like to affirm that you are not alone. It must be comforting, knowing that your most senior advisors are also obediently following the suggestions of MoveOnDotOrg, Media Matters & 'Open Society Institute'.

Since your "tax & spend" inflationary policies are doomed to ultimate failure, we hope that a majority of our citizens will see through this scam before Nov 2010; it will be nice to have that shared responsibility. reb


Anonymous said...

- Greybeard Sez,

One fabulous letter, from a very courageous school teacher.

I will photo-copy a few dozen each week, and I'll hand-deliver it to friends, relatives and neighbors. This should spread quickly to every town and village across this nation. Police & Fire stations, EMT's and hospitals, adult women, bloggers, teenagers, businessmen; all service clubs, all mature families must get involved in this; it can be a ground-swell of angry citizens!

Come alive. No more pussy-footing around; it's the profound moral and ethical thing to do, and I don't need a tea-bag on my hat to print & deliver a solid message to the gullible and the sadly unaware silent majority. - gba -

- Greybeard Albert -

Anonymous said...

This is solid stuff. Count me in!

roger, oliver springs


And WHO did Gyorgy Soros nominate for

President Of The United States
on February 1, 2008 ?
Junior Senator Barack Hussein Obama,
praise his precious name!


Debbie said...

Snake Hunter: What she said! Great letter. Too bad it falls on deaf ears.

Debbie Hamilton
Right Truth

Anonymous said...

I like Greybeard's response best!

He's Taking Direct Action, with photo-copies to Police, Fire, Utilities, and Emergency EMT's....
Cuz That's Where The Action Is!!!


Anonymous said...

- gba -
IRAN SEZ that they will reduce... "Unnecessary Killings!" Hmmm

- Greybeard Al -


I was sitting at an outside table at Starbucks this afternoon... passing out a few copies of "Letter To The President" that I have posted here.

The manager approached politely and said, "I'm sorry, but I can't allow solicitations."

I answered: "I'm a WWII Veteran, and I've earned my First Amendment
Right to Free Speech & Press!"

P.S. No policeman came to evict me. reb

29Palms MCB said...

What a great letter. It's to bad we are now in the minority. In my opinion we should impeach every member of congress as well as the white house for not upholding the oath they all took to defend and uphold our Constitution.

Anonymous said...

From Joan Sharon:

The Next Europe Trip: Will Obama Apologize for WWII ?

Posted by John Rosenthal On May 12, 2009

Anonymous said...

So long as we are on the subject of George Soros:

May 13 (Bloomberg) -- Billionaire hedge-fund manager George Soros pledged $50 million to the Robin Hood Foundation at its New York gala dinner, helping the charity raise a record sum last night to help the city’s poor.

The event took in $72.7 million, the most Robin Hood has raised in a single night, defying the slump in charitable giving caused by the current recession.

Hollywood met Wall Street as Oprah Winfrey, Tom Hanks, Anne Hathaway and New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning mingled with bankers. About 3,400 guests attended the event at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, dining on grilled shrimp and chicken a la Milanese as Aretha Franklin sang “Bridge Over Troubled Waters.” Black Eyed Peas also performed.

“The turnout is a testimony to the generosity of New Yorkers,” said Michael Boublik, a Morgan Stanley managing director, who said he gave money to the organization at the gala. “In times like this, it’s all the more important to support causes like Robin Hood.”

Robin Hood Foundation, founded 21 years ago by hedge-fund manager Paul Tudor Jones, channels Wall Street donations to various New York-based charities which help disadvantaged youths, the hungry, homeless and jobless.

To qualify for Soros’s gift of $50 million, Robin Hood has to raise an additional $150 million over two years. At last night’s event, diners gave about $27.7 million using wireless devices at their tables. Ticket sales raised an additional $17.3 million: Robin Hood charged $2,000 and $5,000 for individual tickets, and tables were priced at $30,000 to $250,000.

“People in New York are struggling, and it’s right that those with the ability to help should step forward,” said Soros, the 78-year-old philanthropist and founder of Soros Fund Management LLC in an interview.

The amount raised last night marked a rebound for Robin Hood, which saw its tally for the annual event drop to about $57 million last year from its previous record of about $71 million in 2007 in the wake of Bear Stearns & Cos.’s collapse.

“I was absolutely stunned by the generosity of those who gathered here this evening,” said Robin Hood Executive Director David Saltzman, in an interview after the event. “In this extraordinarily tough environment, people came together to save lives.”

Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” was the compere. He took a jab at Bernard Madoff in a skit, speaking to an actor posing as the fund-manager while in prison. Madoff pleaded guilty two months ago to running the biggest Ponzi scheme in history.

Former NBC News anchorman Tom Brokaw, a Robin Hood board member, joined Stewart when it came time to prod those in the audience, including former tennis star John McEnroe and current NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams, to make additional donations to Robin Hood with their wireless devices.

When Saltzman announced the tally, Stewart said, “I guess the recession is over.”

The last person to try and help poor people in NYC was Hugo Chavez.

As of January 2009, the Venezuelan president made good on his promise, sending 20 million gallons of oil to 181,000 families in eight states, including thousands in New York.

The help came at a crucial time, right after hurricanes Katrina and Rita caused the closing of refineries around the Gulf of Mexico, leading to lower production and higher oil prices.

The program now donates 100 million gallons of oil to 224,000 needy families in 23 states.

Damn, damn, damn. These people are evil aren't they? If they perform acts of charity for poor people in NYC, it may cause a rift in the space-time continuum.

On the other hand, it may merely cast doubt on the positions taken by the author of this blog, although personally, I think Hugo Chavez is a jackanapes and is running Venezuela into the ground.

As ever and regards to all.

The Loop Garoo Kid


Eighteen Paragraphs of enlightening
news (a violation of the rules governing this blog, but I'll allow it) displaying such uncommon generosity! What's behind it?
Perhaps it's some hidden guilt and shame that drives a few of them to part with their loot.

At any rate, thanks Tony (Loop Garoo Kid) This effort warranted publication. Have you read our "PostModern Villain?" This Hungarian obviously knows G. Soros better than both of us. reb


Follow-up to Starbucks Incident on Monday May 11th.

I returned to my favorite outdoor table Tuesday (no rain), chatted with a couple of friends, then a big angry patron showed up, cursed me saying that he didn't like "Right-Wing Extremists!" He went inside to tell the manager that I was "soliciting him", and to call the cops!

When the B & W showed up, Paul D-- approached smiling, and sat down.
"It's a violation, Ralph."

I replied, "O.K. I'll go have a chat with my attorney...perhaps I need a legal opinion."

So, I drove up to Oliver Springs, and Jimmy was out with knee-surgery, so that's all for now.
P.S. This town probably has more PHD's per square mile than most others, and I've had some great opinions...mostly, that's when I do more listening, and less talking!

It's a fine town for elderly retired folks wuth an attitude,

Especially, for a Jeffersonian Democrat.
Stay tuned. reb


Snake Hunter Tidbits & Inconvenient Truths
* Nancy Pelosi knew! The CIA informed her and other Dems on "Enhanced Interrogation Techniques & Water-boarding on Sept 4th, 2002 !

* FED's New Tax...on Coke & Cheerios!

* Ted Kopple is now with the BBC. He said, "Enhanced Interrogation... is like calling RAPE an Enhanced Seduction."

* Obama said NO to the ACLU. Wowee!
Perhaps he had a chat with Sec Gates & Gen David Petraeus, and they convinced him that releasing all of those AbUgArAb Prison Pics
might tend to further inflame Muslims just before his scheduled visit to Egypt.
Summer's coming, and already it's getting pretty hot out there. reb

Anonymous said...

Jesus wept.

The Starbucks almost certainly has an absolute right to control behavior on its premises. Starbucks is in the business of selling coffee. If a patron commences an activity that might cause a prospective patron to go elsewhere, I can understand why the Starbucks would want the activity to cease and desist.

Meanwhile, could the activity of passing out what amounts to a political pamphlet subject one to criminal prosecution? I would not want to be the DA or CA on that case.

Is passing out a pamphlet "solicitation?" Not according to my legal dictionary.




My Colorado attorney friend (The Loop Garoo Kid) suggests the perceived 'violation' was not "solicitation" and therefore there is no legal basis, and I do appreciate that! Thanks Tony.
To summarize: I was so impressed with the courage of that Missouri school-teacher in sending her critical "Letter To The President",
and knowing that she jeopardized her job in doing so, I Posted It !

Then I went a step further, and printed a few copies for friends.
I was at Starbucks, and passed out a few, to get public reaction.

One irate customer loudly charged "Solicitation!"

An amazing story, and a rather humorous one!

Also, a dire warning to the Far-Left & Far-Right...If they can't stand the political heat, they should avoid the kitchen, lest they blow a fuse. reb

Anonymous said...

"To summarize: I was so impressed with the courage of that Missouri school-teacher in sending her critical "Letter To The President",
and knowing that she jeopardized her job in doing so, I Posted It !"

Jeapardized her job? Reb. In what country are you living? Consider what would occur if any punitive action were taken against this person.

I am not one for conspiracy theories but here is one for you. This teacher did not believe anything she wrote. In this economy, school districts are cutting back and eliminating teaching positions.

By send his letter this teacher has created permanent job security for herself. Now she can never be fired unless she has sexual relations w/ a student.



Questions For Today: May 16, 2009

Will there be a new owner of the
The New York Times? Hmmm.

Will it be G. Soros, Carlos Slick,
Or David Geffen? reb

Anonymous said...

Where did you come up with that one Reb? - gba -

Anonymous said...


Just out of curiosity. Did you check the provenance of this letter? Or is this just another one of your knee jerk "pass-it-along" posts.

By visiting the Grandview Elementary School website, I have at least been able to determine that a Kathleen Lyday is a 4the grade teacher there.

I note that a 4th grade teacher should know better than to write:

"I resent that you take me and my fellow citizens as brain-dead and not caring about what you idiots do. We are watching what you are doing and we are getting increasingly fed up with all of you."

Clearly, she should have written: "I resent that you take my fellow citizens and me..."
Perhaps she teaches something other than English? I will not document the rest of the grammatical mistakes.

All in all, reb, I continue to marvel at your constant inconsistancy. When George W. Bush was president, you would not tolerate any slur to his intellect. After all, he was the C-in-C and the nation was at war.

Last time I checked, the nation was still at war, President Obama is the C-in-C, and in your blog, you have published a letter that asks him if he is "brain dead."

I would like to retract my previous comment having asked my wife, a public school teacher in CO, what would happen if she wrote a letter like Ms. Lyday's and then signed it in her capacity of a public school teacher, giving the address, phone, and fax number of the school in which she teaches.

Her response was that she she would be in deep trouble. In fact, she did not use the word "trouble" but I am familar w/ the rules of this blog and I am quite certain that its readers will devise what she actually said.

Ms. Lyday is absolutely entitled to write her letter; she is also entitled to identify herself as a teacher and to identify the school at which she teaches.

She is not, however, entitled to use the school letterhead b/c she does not represent the school.

I am certain the district has some type of disciplinary process to which Ms. Lyday will be subjected, if indeed she authored this diatribe.



Response to - gba -

Well, 'media matters' yaknow. If one is interested in guiding the mood & sentiments of a large number of gullible people. What better national platform than the prestigious NY Times Spin-Machine?

___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___

Response to - Loop Garoo Kid,

It was just another "knee-jerk pass along" that said a great deal in a few paragraphs; and the lady signed it too. Whether it was courageous or foolhardy depends
on perspective, right?
I don't hear a great outcry from the Far-Left when Nancy Pelosi called our CIA agents LIARS!
Your constancy in bringing up Bush
when the Iraq War has been proven a valid national effort, especially when compared to the Johnson/McNamara disaster in Vietnam. Just more Soup DuJour ala
The Loop Garoo Kid, I suppose.
When a majority of citizens are witness to, and saying nothing, re Obama's brash firing of GM's Rick Wagoner (a private business) is a bit remarkable.
The plan to 'Tax & Spend' this nation into a glorious future with a promised Full-employment and a Nationalized Health Care Plan, IS
troubling to some economists.
With no military or diplomatic experience, and realizing he's now off the Campaign Trail, he appears at last to be listening to Sec Gates and General David Petraeus.

We should all be grateful for that.


What's next? Only the Inflationary Shadow Gubmint Advisors Really Know. Scary, Wot? reb

Anonymous said...


Once again, you don't get it. Ms. Lyday's rant was neither courageous nor foolhardy. Why is expressing an opinion courageous? Or foolhardy for that matter.

Ther sole issue which is likely to redound to this woman's detriment is that she gave an opinion under the color of representing an insitution that she does not represent. The content of her opinion is completely irrelvant. She would be in as much trouble if she had published a paeon to Mr. Obama's personal virtues and public policies.

As for "troubling to some economists" in my experience economists' predictions are less reliable than those of meterologists.



Loop Garoo Kid!

Once again, your vain attempt to slur the integrity of the Missouri grammer-school teacher boarders on the pathetic. Here's why:

Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent attempt to smear the CIA, merely illustrates more of the same old partisan drivel to "Impeach Bush/Cheney"...which began with former Att-General Ramsey Clark; let's follow the evidence on this guy (see WikiPedia), and it gained a money-infusion and national momentum from G. Soros O.S.I. and MoveOnDotOrg.

Nancy Pelosi is only a symptom of the on-going Obama Advisor's tireless effort to needlessly place blame on the former administration for the Iraq/Afganistan & now Pakistan war effort...directed at the Bush/Cheney Effort to Confront World-wide Islamic Terrorism after 9/11; indeed it's a very complex problem for most voters that requires much more exposure, not less.

I'll repeat, the "Impeach Bush/Cheney Movement" began with Former Democratic Attorney General Ramsey Clark, see Wikipedia. (Now stay with me, Loop.)

Speaker Pelosi's recent squabble with our CIA, accusing them of "misleading" her, and other democrats on "Enhanced Interrogation" drew a harsh & immediate response from CIA Director Leon Panetta, a fellow Democrat!

This exchange has revealed to all that Ms Nancy Pelosi has the Personal Integrity & Political Depth of a Squishy Mud-Puddle...

Loop Garoo's feeble attempt to besmirch the 4th grade school-teacher is shameful...

And that's the bottom line. reb

Anonymous said...

Redirect To Reb's Comment Section

Bibi And The Fate Of The Jews

It's rare that I would direct anyone to the NY Times, let alone to a Jewish liberal and champion of Palestinian rights and "the two-state solution."

But here I am doing it because on this occasion the writer in question is a) trying his best to imitate a reporter; b) introduces a powerful Jewish spiritual element into the picture; c) entertains outcomes that, among other things, would blow his personal worldview to smithereens.

Read it, and see what you think.

Dan Friedman, NYC - Sun 5/17/09


To clarify, Dan Friedman is referring to an Op-Ed Contributor

"Israel's Fears, Amalek's Arsenal"
by Jeffrey Goldberg, NYT - 5/17/09


Tracking Down The Origin of the 'Letter To The President'...

We rec'd an anonymous clue from "Red Pills", and discovered the probable Author to be a Franklin T. Bell, from Columbus, MD

Since our posting listed only the Missouri school-teacher, and being impressed with her courage in signing it, we'll leave it stand on the merits contained therein.

For More-->

Anonymous said...

Look reb,

I will use very simple words so you can get the message.

The teacher from MO can say anything she wants.

She can't say it on school letterhead, which in effect is what she did.

She does not speak for the school or the school district. She speaks for herself.

The content of her message has nothing to do w/ anything.

Other than the fact that I decry her grammar, I did not attempt to besmirch her.

Nancy Pelosi and George Soros have nothing to do w/ the fact that some misguided 4th grade teacher from MO thinks she has the right to make political statemants on school letterhead.

She is not misguided b/c of her political beliefs, although certainly that is arguable.

She is misguided b/c she made a political statement on school letterhead.

OK? Get it?



Valid Tip: Seach for...
The Patrick Henry Caucus.
"The Constitution is not an instrument for the government to restrain the people, it IS an instrument for the people to restrain government - lest it dominate our lives and our interests." Patrick Henry


The Loop Garoo Kid,

I get it, Tony. The 'Letter to The President' most likely was written by a Franklin T. Bell, Columbus, MD
Check out->

You see, I was curious too.

Secondly, you failed to address the content of the letter on a point by point basis, but only referred to grammatical error.

I could not refrain from admiring the content of the letter, nor the courage of its original author, plus the lady's boldness in forwarding it; so again, your argument is lacking practical significance; but I do marvel at your sticking to your small caliber guns, Tony.

Peace & Goodwill - somehow we'll all survive the pro & con! reb

Tom the Redhunter said...

Ms. Lyday signed her letter "Fourth Grade Teacher Grandview Elementary School" which she certainly oughtn't have done. But I don't know that makes it 'school letterhead' which I interpret as on school paper with the letterhead printed on it.

Maybe I'm quibbling though.

I wouldn't have signed it that way and she shouldn't have done it. I that TLGK is right. I can't say about legal or disciplinary sanctions though.

That said, I don't really disagree with anything she says. Let's move past the letterhead and into the substance.


Tom, that's an excellent point; let's discuss 'Substance'.

a) Obama not an adequate US Repr

b) More int. in appeasing Europe; than in defending this nation!

c) Telling the world that we are arrogant! (Muslim laughter)

d) A Bow to the waist in bloody SaudiArabia!

e) Lacking history of WWII & The Marshall Plan!

f) FannieMae & FreddieMac Exec Bonuses!
Should we thank TLGK "for using very simple words" so that I can get the message?

Or, should we chat about the above seven 'delicate and substantive' items; or dismiss the main body of the letter, to (yawn) talk about proper 4th grade grammar? reb

Anonymous said...

--> JEWS ON A PLANE by Dan Friedman
( - 5/19/09

deals with the dismay felt by Bibi's staff following Netanyahoo's
visit with Prez Obama. Here's the last paragraph:

"It's not hard to imagine the mood on Netanyahoo's plane today as he and his closest advisors huddle on the way back to Israel. In a word, dismay. The prime minister and his staff must be asking, "so, what in the hell do we make of that," and then coming up with a hard answer:

"It's every man for himself."

Dan Friedman, NYC

Anonymous said...


that this blog administrator will respond to demands from any irate anonymous viewer, so...

Go Shinny Up a Joshua Tree! reb

RogerOS said...

This is one gutsy lady. I hope she still has her job after such an open and honest expression of her opinions.

Anonymous said...

A great letter sir! It's your favorite bagger at Food City by the way, haven't seen you around.