Thomas Paine’s American Revolution

Check out these interesting videos from youtube vlogger, Dr. Bob Basso. He goes by the youtube username Funbobbasso, so I figure the guy can’t be too bad, with “fun” in his name and all.

Dr. Basso is a 70 year old motivation speaker and, a guest professor at UCLA. His first video has received almost 3 million views and his newest (posted below) will be sure to do as well if not better. In his videos, Dr. Basso can be seen impersonating Thomas Paine, one of the nation’s Founding Father’s. Thomas Paine wrote the pro-revolutionary pamphlet, “Common Sense” in 1776. The pamphlet was read by an estimated three-fourths of all the colonists, and called for independence from Great Britain.

Dr. Basso’s authentic looking American Revolution period costume originally grabbed my attention a few months back when he posted his first video, “The Second American Revolution”. In it, he warns of a government out of control, and American dis-unity. He is quite entertaining and passionate at the least, but his message is even more engaging. While I can’t agree with all of his points, he certainly make some very good ones.

Today Bob’s message is the same as Thomas Paine’s. His latest video, Thomas Paine slams congress for, “passing a the largest spending bill in history without even reading it”. He is also calling for Americans to have a modern day “Tea Party”. Instead of throwing tea in Boston Harbor, Dr. Basso calls for Americans to send a message of protest to their representatives in Congressby mailing a tea-bag. (He has since recommended sending the label only as letters with a substance like the tea itself are being discarded).

Let’s follow Bob’s lead… Let’s use some Common Sense, and get these “Unrepresenting-Representatives” out of office. 

“I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and Common sense . . .”  Thomas Paine, Common Sense

Did Obama use Ayers as a Ghostwriter?

Did Barack Obama use former Weathermen leader, William Ayers, the unrepentant domestic terrorist, to pen his memoir, “Dreams from My Father”? Jack Cashill of the American Thinker postulates the idea, and his evidence is compelling. He compares the writing styles of Mr. Ayres’ book “Fugitive Days” to the Democratic Presidential Nominee’s book, and remarks on how life experience influenced the writing, as well as making direct sentence comparison.

I am not as convinced. However, I am certain that the Ayers/Obama relationship goes much further than either of them admit to, and there is a reason why Obama is not more forthcoming.

If my neighbor had the same background as Mr. Ayers, I would certainly like to understand exactly where the man stands before I associate myself with him, not to mention, serving on boards with him.

The relationship itself does not influence my opinion of Barrack Obama, he is a liberal through and through and will not be a leader, but a divider of our nation. As many other have stated before me, the problem is his unwillingness to discuss this troublesome relationship with the American voters, and be candid and forthcoming about this and other questionable relations he has currently or in the past.