Sunday, August 31, 2008

These people will say and believe anything, ANYTHING...

The left is in full panic mode over Gov. Sarah Palin so they are just pulling stories out of their very voluminous assholes. And now they have sunken so low it is beyond all comprehension. They are now trying to ruin the life of a 17 year old girl. What a bunch of losers. I am so glad I am not a democrat or I would be an asshole of monumental proportions.

Some moron at the Daily Kos has a post that claims that Gov. Sarah Palin's son Trig Van Palin is really her grandson and she faked the pregnancy to protect her daughter who is actually the baby's mother. And his proof?

Well Gov. Palin didn't look pregnant. That's it.

But the big smoking gun is this picture that he claims was taken in late 2007;


Well first of all she looks like any teenager would look. Hell my daughter who is the same age has had this baby fat look for sometime as well. I guess I should foolishly accuse her of the same. Yeah right.

But this photo is actually from 2006.

And his last piece of solid evidence? Bristol Palin was not in school for some months because she had mono, likely story right?

Nice try dick-head!

A blog post from April of this year by Elizabeth Eubanks and her chance meeting with Gov Palin in the Fairbanks Airport;

There were several of us PolarTRECers waiting in the Fairbanks, AK
airport to catch our planes home. We were chatting about all we had
learned when Kristen Timm, ARCUS administrator said “ Look, there is
the Hottest Governor in the United States” as she has been publicly
deemed by media and fans.

Of course I had to check out the “Hottest Governor in the US” and
quickly turned to see her pregnant (she has since had her baby) with
bags and daughter in tote. Then it struck me as odd. Why is the
Governor of Alaska in the airport and preparing to get onto my
commercial flight?

But of course Ms Eubanks must have been in on the conspiracy and arranged with Gov Palin to meet at the airport in order for her to make a blog entry documenting the Governors pregnancy so that when this broke 4 months later they could be sure to use her entry as proof that Palin was in fact pregnant.

Oh and then of course there are many pictures of her looking very pregnant;


Like I said, nice try dick-head!





LA Times desperately portrays Palin as lightweight and a closet Democrat

Sarah Palin: the making of the candidate - Los Angeles Times

Simply amazing how the left is panicking over the selection of Sarah Palin as VP for McCain. They are in PDS mode (Palin Derangement Syndrome) looking for embarrassing pictures of her a bathing suit, accusing her of parental neglect of her Downs syndrome infant if elected, they say she hid her pregnancy for some unknown reason.

And now this ridcules article by the LA Times.

Hmmm...wasn't this McCain's suggestion?

I seem to recall McCain being called belligerent and behaving like a bully when he suggested throwing Russia out of the G8 because of their invasion of Georgia. I guess Europe is now just a bunch of bullies too;

European heavyweights Germany and Britain questioned Russia’s ties with global institutions on Sunday, a day before EU leaders meet to decide what action to take over the Kremlin’s intervention in Georgia. …

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who holds the rotating EU presidency, called the summit so the bloc can respond to Russia’s intervention in Georgia and its recognition of independence for two breakaway regions.

“In the light of Russian actions, the EU should review — root and branch — our relationship with Russia,” Brown wrote in a comment published in Britain’s Observer newspaper. He made no mention of possible EU sanctions against Russia.

Referring to Russia’s role as a supplier of more than a quarter of Europe’s gas — which some analysts say has tempered European condemnation — Brown said: “No nation can be allowed to exert an energy stranglehold over Europe.”

Eckart von Klaeden, who holds the foreign policy brief for Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) in parliament, said leading industrial nations should meet as the G7, without Russia, until Russia complies with international demands.

Hey Barry...you got some sh*t on your lip!

Obama: You’ve Got Something…

Posted by Amanda Hess on Aug. 29, 2008, at 2:49 pm

Last night, I watched Barack Obama’s acceptance speech on a neighbor’s high-falutin’ High Definition television. The up-close-and-personal HD technology appears to benefit no face on TV—silver fox Anderson Cooper could stand to lay off the foundation; silver Wolf Blitzer’s glinty eyes make him look perpetually high. Barack Obama, however, looks somehow even more fantastic; one member of the viewing party described him as “crisper” in HD. Mmm. Crispy.

Mid-speech, however, the HD turned on Obama, exposing a small collection of saliva in the left crease of the candidate’s mouth. (Spittle not pictured in the above Wikipedia-snatched photo). The development nearly incapacitated my housemate; he spent the remainder of the speech in a nervous fit, wishing aloud that one polite delegate would flag down the candidate and discretely wipe his own mouth, the telltale indication that Obama “has got something … right over … no … a little to the left … there, you’ve got it.”

One viewer twittered the spittle, in the hopes that some party operative would intervene. None answered our call.

Near the speech’s end, Obama did move to wipe the corner of his mouth, causing a grand celebration among the party. However, the move only displaced the spittle, helping it to migrate lower down the lip. My housemate hung his head in shame. High Definition spares no one.

Good luck, McCain.

So who is the reform ticket?

So which ticket is the true reform ticket?

McCain/Palin have legitimate claims to efforts and successes in reform. Some of McCain's have upset the base but he has the history. Palin has the reform accomplishments in her background in her home state of Alaska.

I am still looking for evidence of reform in the Obama/Biden ticket...

Desperate selection? Not at all...

McCain had his eye on Palin for quite sometime. The Washington Post torpedoes the idea that the Obama campaign has been peddling that McCain made a last second decision out of desperation trying to steal Obama's thunder...

Their first encounter was last February at the National Governors Association meeting in Washington. Sarah Palin was one of several governors who met privately with Sen. John McCain, by then well on his way to capturing the Republican presidential nomination, and her directness and knowledge were impressive.

Later that day, at a largely social gathering organized by his campaign, McCain spent 15 minutes in private conversation with the first-term Alaska governor. “I remember him talking about her when he came back,” a McCain adviser said. “He said she was an impressive woman. He liked her.” …

Far from being a last-minute tactical move or a second choice when better known alternatives were eliminated, Palin was very much in McCain’s thinking from the beginning of the selection process, according to McCain’s advisers. The 44-year-old governor made every cut as the first list of candidates assembled last spring was slowly winnowed. The more McCain learned about her, the more attracted he was to her as someone who shared his maverick, anti-establishment instincts.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Former DNC chair giddy about Gustav's timing...

Another prime example that bad news for America is good news to Democrats. Don Fowler joking with Rep. John Spratt about the timing of Gustav;
Plus they think the hurricane's going to hit (starts laughing) New Orleans about the time they start. The timing, at least it appears now, that it'll be there Monday. That just demonstrates God's on our side




Funny stuff! A category 4 hurricane could be on course to devastate New Orleans and leave thousands of people homeless and cause millions of dollars of damage again. People that are just now beginning to get their lives back after Katrina. Don Fowler thinks its hysterical. Don Fowler thinks that God is on their side because the residents of New Orleans are on the verge of a third major hurricane in three years.

Maybe its time that New Orleans residents start thinking about changing their voting patterns.

UPDATE: Drudge has this up as his lead. He says "Shock Video" . Why is anyone shocked by this? Dems wishing bad things on people and Republicans to benefit themselves is not shocking.

Red State has more from what sounds like the person who recorded the video. He/she offers other tidbits about the conversation between Fowler and Rep. John Spratt including trashing of Sarah Palin. Apparently they had quite the time fantasizing about a direct strike of Gustav on New Orleans and calling Sarah Palin names.

Very classy!

Classy Obama campaign...

From American Spectator;
Hope for Homophobia? - Saturday, August 30, 2008 @ 3:57:14 PM

Little Green Footballs traces to the Obama campaign a Web site -- SarahPalinGayRights.com -- that tries to portray Sarah Palin's December 2006 veto of a ban on state benefits for same-sex couples as indicating her supposed support for gay rights.

The Obama-run site quotes the Anchorage Daily News story out of context, omitting this:

Palin said she rejected the bill despite her disagreement with a state Supreme Court order earlier this month that directed the state to offer benefits to same-sex partners of state employees.
Advice from her new attorney general said the bill passed by the Legislature was unconstitutional, she said. "Signing this bill would be in direct violation of my oath of office," Palin said in a prepared statement released by her administration Thursday night.

Palin asked the Alaska legislature to approve a ballot initiative for a constitutional amendment to ban such benefits, but the May 2007 vote in the legislature came up five votes short of the required two-thirds majority. (Want to guess how Democrats voted?)

The SarahPalinGayRights.com site is nothing but a dishonest attempt by Team Obama to distort Palin's record, a cynical smear that underestimates the intelligence of Christian conservatives and other opponents of the Democrats' own gay agenda.

(Cross-posted at The Other McCain.)

Obama throws his aids under the bus....AGAIN

It seems like this guy doesn't take responsibility for ANYTHING...
According to the AP, Obama "blamed the mixed messages about McCain's choice, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, on campaign aides with a "hair trigger."

He has a very bad habit of lashing out at his aids or whomever in order to do damage control when someone says something stupid.

Friday, August 29, 2008

Trashing small towns again...

The Obama campaign just can't help themselves;
"the former mayor of a town of 9,000 with zero foreign policy experience a heartbeat away from the presidency."

You'd think they'd have learned after Pennsylvania. And by disrespecting her by not referring to her as Governor Palin in the front of the statement but as the former mayor of a town of 9000, this is really going to irk a lot women.

Fox, NBC, CBS are saying its Palin!

No media bias there...yeah right!

Chicago Sun-Times;
Anchor's cheering section

• • Chicago reporters covering the Democratic Convention in Denver were stunned to witness WGN-Channel 9's Allison Payne cheering and applauding for speakers Wednesday night while she was seated with the Illinois delegation in the Pepsi Center.

The veteran newswoman has been co-anchoring convention coverage for the Tribune Co.-owned station.

Earlier in the week, Payne was quoted in the Chicago Tribune apologizing to viewers for her bizarre performance on Channel 9's 9 p.m. newscast Aug. 21. "I was not drunk," she said.

She attributed her slurred speech and erratic behavior to a series of ministrokes.

Christian Newswire: It's Palin

Important Update from Rev. Rob Schenck, VIP Guest of the John McCain Campaign as VP Announcement is Made Today - Christian Newswire
Important Update from Rev. Rob Schenck, VIP Guest of the John McCain Campaign as VP Announcement is Made Today

Contact: Peggy Birchfield, 202-546-8329, ext 103; Rev. Rob Schenck, 703-447-7686 mobile; both with National Clergy Council

DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 29 /Christian Newswire/ -- President of the conservative and pro-life National Clergy Council, Rev. Rob Schenck (pronounced SHANK), will be a VIP guest at John McCain's campaign announcement today in Dayton Ohio when he will name his Vice Presidential running mate. Mr. Schenck, who just returned from the Democratic National Convention, was told this morning by confidential sources that Senator McCain has selected Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, a pro-life Catholic.

Rev. Schenck states "If indeed Governor Palin has been selected as John McCain's running mate it is reason for pro-life conservatives to rejoice. If this is indeed the case, it is important to note that this ticket will include a formidable and experienced executive who is also a woman, the combination is powerful and will prove irresistible to many religious and other conservatives."

Rev. Schenck is available for further comment over the weekend at mobile 703-447-7

CNBC: Palin is the pick

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Is McCain's VP Pick: Source

Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, a self-styled "hockey
mom" who has only been governor for a little over a year, is GOP
Presidential candidate John McCain's choice for Vice President, CNBC
has learned.

ABC News says Palin still in Alaska

ABC says she's not in Ohio according to her spokesperson, of course Biden said he wasn't the guy shortly before becoming the guy;

McCain VP Contender Palin in Alaska, Not Ohio
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ABC News' Kate McCarthy Reports: As vice presidential speculation swirls, Gov. Sarah Palin is watching the fireworks from her home in Wasilla, Alaska.

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is in Dayton, Ohio, awaiting a high noon event at which the campaign has said the Republican contender will announce his running mate.

All eyes are on a short list of contenders including Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Govs. Mitt Romney and Tom Ridge, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., and Palin.

But the possibility of a surprise pick also looms as the McCain camp remains mum at this hour about just who will be joining their candidate on stage in battleground Ohio.

But one person who will not be there: Palin. The Governor's spokesperson, Sharon Leighow, tells ABC News she's going to the State Fair in Anchorage, Alaska.

Stay tuned...

Palin on charted flight from Anchorage?

Fox just reported that a chartered Gulfstream jet has left Anchorage for a destination just outside Dayton, Ohio.

Also Pawlenty says its not him.

Sarah Palin?

VP Sarah Palin?

How awesomely awesome would that be?

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Chris Matthews is a disgrace!

CHRIS MATTHEWS: Again he [Barack Obama] carries with him the history of tonight. And it's important to point out, as we have not so far, Barack Obama was not given this nomination, he won it. He was not offered a nice title like Secretary of State, like Condoleezza Rice got from the Republicans. He was not offered the title of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs as Colin Powell was, or Secretary of State. He won the nomination of a Democratic Party voting together. He defeated all other opponents and took the prize and took the leadership. He is the chosen leader of the Democratic Party. He is not some popular appointment or a showcase appointment. He is the victor here tonight. That's why he dictates the agenda. That's why he says, personally, what the Democratic Party will do if he's elected President. He is the leader of the party. He may be the leader of the country through a democratic process. It is so vital to understand the history being made here tonight. This is not something cute or wonderful. It is something compelling and powerful. This country has changed its history.

I used the think Matthews was a reasonably fair democrat/liberal pundit. But the last year since MSNBC has turned sharply left and he has ramped up his love affair with Barack Obama I find him to be more repugnant everyday.

I can only hope that he and Keith Olbermann beat the shit out of each other on live TV while arguing about which has the bigger Johnson for Obama!

Now we know why Obama was so upset with the "Celebrity" ad...

...it's because it's true. From the NY Post;
But the set is designed to evoke the White House and the Lincoln Memorial, not the Acropolis, said staging supervisor Bobby Allen, a Spears set vet.

"We've done Britney's sets and a whole bunch of rock shows, but this was far more elaborate and complicated and we had to do it in far less time," said Allen, of RDA Entertainment.

But wait, I thought we were in a deep recession?

GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT AND CORPORATE PROFITS: Second Quarter 2008 (Preliminary)

Real gross domestic product -- the output of goods and services produced by labor and property
located in the United States -- increased at an annual rate of 3.3 percent in the second quarter of 2008,
(that is, from the first quarter to the second quarter), according to preliminary estimates released by the
Bureau of Economic Analysis. In the first quarter, real GDP increased 0.9 percent.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

The O-cropolis!


A Greek Temple setting for The One's acceptance speech?

This is getting ridicules...it seems to me that being President of the United States is less important to B.H.O. then being perceived Earth President. This is not going over very well with Dems;



If they're so unified why vote in secret?

Democratic National Convention are casting ballots for the party's presidential nominee at their hotels this morning.

The vote, negotiated by the campaigns for presumptive nominee Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton, is expected to speed proceedings from the floor of the Pepsi Center tonight, when totals will be read from the floor as part of a roll call vote.

But it is also leaving many delegates perplexed.

Some delegates were confused because Sen. Clinton was not expected to release her delegates until the afternoon.

"It doesn't make any sense to me," said Mary Sullivan, a Clinton delegate from Albany, N.Y. "I'm gonna vote for Hillary. I'm a Clinton delegate and she hasn't released me yet."

Clinton is expected to address delegates this afternoon.

Sullivan said she had been startled by the hostility toward Clinton on the part of some Obama supporters.

"The Obama people act like they lost," she said. "There's no need for it ... . It's over. It's been over. We all knew it, but some of us haven't given up the ghost yet."

Olbermann losing his mind...

Since when does a failed sportscaster turned insane political analyst have any clout at all in determining if a legend in network news has any business appearing on the networks election coverage?

At a forum on Sunday, when Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell called MSNBC "the official network of the Obama campaign," Brokaw said, "I think Keith has gone too far. I think Chris has gone too far."


Insiders say Olbermann is pushing to have Brokaw banned from the
network and is also refusing to have centrist Time magazine columnist Mike Murphy on his show.




Best of Friends...

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Unity, Clinton Style!

With support like this it's no wonder she wasn't the VP pick, although looking at the negative bounce so far I bet he wishes he could take it back;

Bill Clinton appeared to undermine Sen. Barack Obama again Tuesday.

The former president, speaking in Denver, posed a hypothetical question in which he seemed to suggest that that the Democratic Party was making a mistake in choosing Obama as its presidential nominee.

He said: “Suppose you’re a voter, and you’ve got candidate X and candidate Y. Candidate X agrees with you on everything, but you don’t think that candidate can deliver on anything at all. Candidate Y you agree with on about half the issues, but he can deliver. Which candidate are you going to vote for?”

Then, perhaps mindful of how his off-the-cuff remarks might be taken, Clinton added after a pause: “This has nothing to do with what’s going on now.”

Elitist and condescending!

House Democratic leaders and protesters waving McCain signs had a war of words Tuesday at a press event outside an old train station. The demonstrators interrupted House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with chants of “Drill here! Drill now!”

Pelosi paused and asked the group, “Right here?

Seeming to enjoy the back and forth, she followed with another question: “Can we drill your brains?”

She went on to refer to the protestors, who continued to chant sporadically, as “handmaidens of Big Oil.”

No Biden Bounce

To my purely amateurish eyes I thought the pick of Biden for VP was a bad one. But I wasn't sure of it until I saw them on stage together. Obama and Biden together just looks....wrong. They don't seem to mix well. Forget the fact that it totally goes against the "hope and change" of Obama's campaign, they just don't look right together.

And so apparently I am not the only one;

It’s official: Barack Obama has received no bounce in voter support out of his selection of Sen. Joe Biden to be his vice presidential running mate.

Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Aug. 23-25, the first three-day period falling entirely after Obama’s Saturday morning vice presidential announcement, shows 46% of national registered voters backing John McCain and 44% supporting Obama, not appreciably different from the previous week’s standing for both candidates. This is the first time since Obama clinched the nomination in early June, though, that McCain has held any kind of advantage over Obama in Gallup Poll Daily tracking.

Monday, August 25, 2008

This woman is controlling the energy policy?

Nancy Pelosi is controlling the energy policy in Congress and she doesn't know that natural gas is a fossil-fuel, just terrific;
BROKAW: Well, I think most people understand that, but at the same time, if we work our way off carbon-based fuels, in the meantime, this is not going to happen overnight.

PELOSI: No, it isn't, but you could -- again, you could reduce the price at the pump immediately with (inaudible). You can have a transition with natural gas. You can have a transition with natural gas. That is cheap, abundant and clean compared to fossil fuels.
***
PELOSI: I'm -- I'm investing in something I believe in. I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels.
***
PELOSI: Well, that's not -- that is the marketplace. The fact is, the supply of natural gas is so big, and you do need a transition if you're going to go from fossil fuels, as you say, you can't do it overnight, but you must transition.

Oh my goodness...

Saturday, August 23, 2008

AP: Obama confirms his weakness is foreign policy

In picking Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate, Barack Obama sought to shore up his weakness — inexperience in office and on foreign policy — rather than underscore his strength as a new-generation candidate defying political conventions.

He picked a 35-year veteran of the Senate — the ultimate insider — rather than a candidate from outside Washington, such as Govs. Tim Kaine of Virginia or Kathleen Sebelius of Kansas; or from outside his party, such as Sen. Chuck Hagel of Nebraska; or from outside the mostly white male club of vice presidential candidates. Hillary Rodham Clinton didn’t even make his short list.

The picks say something profound about Obama: For all his self-confidence, the 47-year-old Illinois senator worried that he couldn’t beat Republican John McCain without help from a seasoned politician willing to attack. The Biden pick is the next logistical step in an Obama campaign that has become more negative — a strategic decision that may be necessary but threatens to run counter to his image.

Friday, August 22, 2008

Sounds like its Biden Time

U.S. Secret Service on Way to Biden's House; Kaine and Bayh Told Nope on Veep

August 22, 2008 10:50 PM

The United States Secret Service has dispatched a protective detail to assume the immediate protection of Sen. Joseph Biden, D-Del., a source tells ABC News, indicating in all likelihood that Biden has been officially notified that Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, has selected him to be his running mate.

Sources also tell ABC News that two others said to be finalists for the position of Obama's running mate -- Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and Virginia Gov Tim Kaine -- have been told they have not been selected to be Obama's running mate.

Kaine flew to Denver earlier today, is in Denver tonight and has no plans to leave in the next 24 hours. Bayh is at his Washington, DC, home with his family.

Biden was last seen minutes ago at his Wilmington estate where his extended brood is gathering.

The Obama campaign would not comment, but Obama mentioned Biden twice in speeches on the trail this week, both times heralding his legislative leadersip in East Asia.

At the VFW convention in Orlando, Florida, on Tuesday, Obama said, "we must help Georgia rebuild that which has been destroyed. That is why I’m proud to join my friend, Senator Joe Biden, in calling for an additional $1 billion in reconstruction assistance for the people of Georgia."

And in Chesapeake, Virginia, Friday night, Obama heralded Biden's efforts to provide economic assistance to Afghanistan.

"I joined with people like Joe Biden to increase a billion dollars of investment," he said. http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/08/with-veep-specu.html

-- ABC News' Ann Compton, Matt Jaffe, Jay Shaylor, and Jake Tapper

Who?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Barack Obama is hours away
from naming his running mate, as little-known Texas congressman Chet
Edwards is emerging as a finalist. Democratic officials say that
Edwards was one of the few Democrats whose background was checked by
Obama's campaign, and he was a finalist for the job.

To the world?

Again he is more concerned with the world knowing than America knowing who is VP choice is....
"I won't comment on anything else until I introduce our running mate to
the world
," he told reporters in Emporia, Virginia. "That's all you're
going to get out of me."

Thursday, August 21, 2008

And yet another really uncomfortably close close-up...

Obama on Time magazine cover, AGAIN. 7th time this year...

Report: WTC 7 Fell Due To Fire

This won't matter to the Truthers however;
Report Says Fire, Not Explosion, Felled 7 W.T.C.

By ERIC LIPTON
Published: August 21, 2008

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Fires in the 47-story office tower at the edge of the World Trade Center site undermined floor beams and critical structural columns, federal investigators concluded Thursday, as they attempted to curb still-rampant speculation that explosives or fuel fires were responsible for the building’s collapse of Sept. 11, 2001.

The long-delayed report by engineers here at the National Institute of Standards and Technology in suburban Washington is intended to solve one of still lingering central questions about the 2001 attacks: Why did 7 World Trade Center fall, if it was not hit by an airplane.

“Heating of floor beams and girders caused a critical support column to fail,” said Shyam Sunder, the lead investigator. “Video and photographic evidence combined with detailed computer simulations show that neither explosives nor fuel oils played a role in the collapse that brought the building down.”

No one died when 7 World Trade Center fell, nearly seven hours after the twin towers came down. But the collapse of the adjacent tower — once home to branch offices of the Central Intelligence Agency, the Secret Service and to the Giuliani administration’s emergency operations center — is cited in hundreds of books and Internet sites as perhaps the most compelling evidence that an insider secretly planted explosives, intentionally destroying the tower.

It is the first skyscraper in modern times to collapse primarily as a result of a fire.

Game On!

Ayers commercial;

Are you f-ing kidding me!

Obama on Russia and US;
Weve got to send a clear message to Russia and unify our allies, Obama told a crowd of supporters in Virginia. They cant charge into other countries. Of course it helps if we are leading by example on that point.

Yeah...you know the two conflicts are so alike its uncanny, a coalition of democracies invading a corrupt murderous dictatorship that routinely murders its enemies from within with absolutely no remorse at all and an iron-fisted dictatorship that invades a neighboring democracy and threaten other democracies with aggression "beyond diplomacy."

Identical!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Obama's strategy: Fear

If there was any doubt it should be clear now. The only way Obama will win this election is by trying to scare people away from McCain. That's all he has. He has lied about countless issues from McCain being belligerent on the Russian/Georgia conflict, the 100 years in Iraq comment, about McCain questioning his patriotism which he did not and many others, to McCain being a racist. Now the Obama people are claiming that McCain wants to reinstate the draft which he has constantly said he has no intention of doing. Of course Charlie Rangel has said he wants to bring back the draft but I digress.

ThinkProgress has posted this video to prove their point.
Obviously McCain saying that he agrees with everything the woman says is referring to her larger point on veterans benefits and not on her ending comment on bringing back the draft.

Want more proof that McCain opposes bringing back the draft? Click here.

"Burden the original decision..."

Audio found of BHO arguing against the Born Alive Infant Protection Act in 2002. This is going to be big trouble for the chosen one;

Obama cracking...

He is really beginning to sound childish with this attacks on Fox News. Someone should let Barry know that Jerome Corsi was on Larry King just a few nights ago and was also on MSNBC Live on August 5th. However he keeps citing only Fox News;
Obama rips Fox News
By KENNETH P. VOGEL | 8/20/08 7:51 PM EST
Text Size:

LYNCHBURG, Va. — Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) personally went on the attack Wednesday on a best-selling new book that falsely describes him as a closet Muslim.

Talking about "The Obama Nation," Obama said author Jerome Corsi was just making "stuff up."

“But it gets a lot of play on Fox News,” he said to loud boos.

The news network has interviewed Corsi.

Obama said GOP attackers have "been very good at campaigning,” and he added that they'd try to make him out to be scary and risky.

“Now I must say: I don’t find myself particularly scary or particularly risky," he said.

We're Still Waiting For The Ones We've Been Waiting For

Heh! How's that Berlin speech looking now?
Republican John McCain has taken a five-point lead over Democrat Barack Obama in the race for President, the latest Reuters/Zogby telephone survey shows.

McCain leads Obama by a 46% to 41% margin. . . .

This latest Reuters/Zogby poll is a dramatic reversal from the identical survey taken last month – in the July 9-13 Reuters/Zogby survey, Obama led McCain, 47% to 40%.


The poll shows Obama losing voters to McCain in groups where Obama had bigger leads a month ago, such as Democrats, women and younger voters. Obama also lost ground among Catholics and Southerners.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Chilly?

Media Exhibit Cognitive Dissonance Over Global Warming | NewsBusters.org

I must ask a very serious and urgent question of our media. Why
do you continue to talk glibly about current climate ‘warming’ when it
is now widely acknowledged that there has been no ‘global warming’ for
the last ten years, a cooling trend that many think may continue for at
least another ten years
? How can you talk of the climate ‘warming’ when, on the key measures, it isn’t? And now a leading Mexican scientist is even predicting that we may enter another ‘Little Ice Age’ - a ‘pequeña era de hielo’.

Such media behaviour exhibits a classic condition known as ‘cognitive dissonance’. This
is experienced when belief in a grand narrative persists blindly even
when the facts in the real world begin to contradict what the narrative
is saying
. Sadly, our media have come to have a vested interest in ‘global warming’, as have so many politicians and activists. They
are terrified that the public may begin to question everything if
climate is acknowledged, on air and in the press, not to be playing
ball with their pet trope
.

Denver prepping for Dem Convention

I love this paragraph from a piece by Bridget Johnson at Pajamas Media;
With names such as Recreate 68 (what, re-create Nixon’s election?) and Unconventional Denver, joined by anti-authority stalwarts such as the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army and Code Pink (promising to inline skate through traffic to block the way), the DNC protesters have long been up in arms about how they won’t be given free reign of the Mile High City. They’re already accusing the city of essentially planning to combat them with paramilitary tactics. Denver, for instance, has set aside a warehouse to hold detainees in case the protests turn into another Battle of Seattle; protest groups have already christened the facility “Gitmo on the Platte” (though I doubt it serves the orange chicken on which al-Qaeda suspects dine).


That is sorta like when Obama keeps saying that McCain is running for Bush's third term. Do you really want to keep comparing McCain to a guy that beat your part the last two elections?

They simply cannot be this dumb

The tickets for Obama's acceptance speech at Invesco Field feature an upside down flag, the international symbol or extreme distress. Does the Obama campaign or the DNC think that this is the way to show how much Obama loves the country?






Change We Can Believe In, But Not Really Practice...

Howard Fineman says BHO's VP is 36 year career politician Senator Joe Biden of Delaware and chairman of the Foreign Relations committee, you know the guy that said of Obama "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy,";

Within the last few hours I’ve spoken with two of the
finalists for the role of Barack Obama’s running-mate, and to two other
sources who are close to the process.


My bottom line is this: Barring a big surprise or last-minute change
of heart, the choice is likely to be Sen. Joe Biden of Deleware,
chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee…


“If I had to bet my life on it, I’d bet it is Joe,” said one of the other contenders.


Said another, “Barack is moving toward a seasoned Beltway type, and that probably means Biden.”


Monday, August 18, 2008

So if anyone cheated it was Obama...

And he really didn't cheat either but he did have a one question advantage. From Byron York;
A few points. First of all, it appears that some commentators believe
there was an actual "Get Smart"-style "cone of silence" at Saddleback.
There wasn't. Pastor Rick Warren was making a little joke when he used
that phrase. But he was assuring the crowd that McCain was not hearing
any of the questioning of Barack Obama.

Next, McCain, like
Obama, knew the first two questions that would be asked of him — the
"three wisest people" question and the "greatest moral failure"
questions. Both men knew exactly what was coming at the start of the
appearance. This morning I talked to A. Larry Ross, who is the media
representative for the Saddleback Church, and he told me that Warren
"gave both candidates the first two questions because he didn't want
them to be nervous…so they would be at ease." Ross says that in
separate phone calls with the McCain and Obama, Warren also went
through the four general categories of questions and said things like,
"I'll probably ask you a question on this, or on that," but gave no
specific wording.

In addition, according to Ross, Obama knew a
third specific question that Warren would ask — the one about a
"president's emergency plan for adoption." "[Warren] felt that since
that was basically asking for a commitment, he felt that it was fair to
tell them in advance that he was going to ask them that," Ross told
me. So Warren told Obama, and planned to tell McCain when McCain
arrived at Saddleback, but wasn't able to because of other
distractions. So according to what Ross told me, Obama actually knew
one more question in advance than did McCain.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

So well prepared he must have cheated!

McCain kicked Obama's ass last night in the non-debate debate. Last night's format had Obama and McCain asked the same questions by pastor Rick Warren. Obama was first while McCain was off-stage where he could not hear the questions.

McCain came across as presidential and was prepared with quick and strong answers to all of the questions. Obama was more "nuanced" as some pundits have said looking to explain away is weak performance with answers to questions like "thats is above my pay-grade" or saying in answer to the question about which Supreme Court judge he would NOT have nominated Obama almost said he would not have nominated Clarence Thomas because he wasn't experienced enough. Another McCain ad in the making?


CANDY CROWLEY, CNN SENIOR POLITICAL ANALYST: My first impression was
just stylistically how different these men are. We do know that they have differences on abortion and taxes and a number of things. But what we saw here was McCain very direct, answering questions before they were asked -- yes, no, yes. We saw Obama, you know, more nuanced, as he is apt to be also on the campaign trail.

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DANA BASH, CNN CONGRESSIONAL CORRESPONDENT: Well, my impression was actually similar to Candy's in terms of the style and the differences in the style. Particularly just in terms of how they approached the way that the questions were coming at them, and who they actually addressed in answering the questions.

Barack Obama really took this as a conversation with Rick Warren. He addressed the audience sometimes but not really much. He really looked at Rick Warren and answered his questions in a very slow, very nuanced way, as Candy said.

John McCain barely -- I mean, he looked at Rick Warren, but his answers were addressing the public, addressing the audience, addressing the voters at home, much like he likes to do over and over again, week after week, in his town hall meetings.

So just the way that they approached this particular event and approached who they're talking to really said a lot about the kinds of candidates they are.



So since McCain came off as extremely prepared and it must be that he cheated....

SEN. JOHN McCAIN (R-AZ): Defeat it. Couple of points. One, if I'm
president of the United States, my friends, if I have to follow him to the gates of hell, I will get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. I will do that and I know how to do it. I will get that done.


(End videotape)


MR. GREGORY: Andrea Mitchell, that's a pretty clear contrast.


MS. ANDREA MITCHELL: Oh, absolutely. And, you know, there was the crisp, immediate, forceful response by John McCain, clearly in a comfort zone because he was with his base. And Barack Obama, taking a risk in going there but seeing an opportunity. And a much more nuanced approach. The Obama people must feel that he didn't do quite as well as they might have wanted to in that context, because that -- what they're putting out privately is that McCain may not have been in the
cone of silence and may have had some ability to overhear what the questions were to Obama.


MR. GREGORY: Right.


MS. MITCHELL: He seemed so well prepared.


Just pathetic...Obama is "nuanced" in his answers and McCain cheated. The media at its best.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

ANWR - the truth the Dems don't want you to know




Pictures of ANWR - to make the case for drilling




Luke Puckett from Indiana's 2nd Congressional District
has been very vocal that it's high time we start drilling for oil in
the United States, including ANWR. Porter County Politics is proud to
endorse Luke's efforts and his candidacy for Congress. Luke Puckett on drilling for oil - energy independence.

While reading one of my favorite sites, The Foundry,
I came across this post tonite. I have copied in full, and I think I'm
cool doing so because it appears the author there did the same from an
email forward.

First, do you know what ANWR is?

ANWR = Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Now, a comparison:

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And some perspective:

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Note where the proposed development area is (in the ‘ANWR Coastal Plain’):

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This
is what the Democrats, liberals and ‘greens’ show you when they talk
about ANWR. And they are right, these are photographs of ANWR:

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Isn’t ANWR beautiful? Why should we drill here (and destroy) this beautiful place?

Well, that’s not exactly the truth.

Do you remember the map?

The map showed that the proposed drilling area is in the ANWR Coastal Plain.

Do those photographs look like a coastal plain to you?

What’s going on here?

The answer is simple.

That is NOT where they are wanting to drill!

This is what the proposed exploration area ACTUALLY looks like in the winter:

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And this is what it ACTUALLY looks like in the summer:

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Here are a couple screen shots from Google Earth:

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As you can see, the area where they are talking about drilling is a barren wasteland.

Oh, and they say that they are concerned about the effect on the local wildlife.

Here
is a photo (shot during the summer) of the ‘depleted wildlife’
situation created by drilling around Prudhoe Bay. Don’t you think that
the Caribou really hate that drilling?

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Here’s that same spot during the winter:

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Hey, this bear seems to really hate the pipeline near Prudhoe Bay, which accounts for 17% of U.S. domestic oil production.

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Now, why do you think that the Democrats are LYING about ANWR?

Remember when Al Gore said that the government should work to ARTIFICIALLY raise gas prices to $5 a gallon?

Well, Al Gore and his fellow Democrats have almost reached their goal!

Now that you know that the Democrats have been lying, what are you going to do about it?

P.S.:
Drilling does not “destroy.” It creates jobs, resources and strengthens
our economy — all while protecting our environment. Everyone benefits,
even caribou.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

More reasons to lift the ban on drilling...

Iran Watch: Unmanned Submarine Threatens Persian Gulf Oil Supply | FullosseousFlap's Dental Blog
Iran Watch: Unmanned Submarine Threatens Persian Gulf Oil Supply
Posted by: Flap in Iran, Iran Nuclear Watch
Hormuz Straits

The Persian Gulf and Strait of Hormuz
Iran has announced the development of an unmanned smart submarine which will be deployed in the Persian Gulf.

In a direct threat to world oil supplies, Iran inflicts more uncertainty and attempts to blackmail the West by playing the OIL CARD.

In the meantime, the uranium ennrichment centrifuges continue to spin at Natanz as Iran pursues its nuclear program.

Newsweek comes back to reality at least for a paragraph...

But are there enough rank-and-file Republicans whispering their support at Obama rallies to actually make a difference on Election Day? As I discovered from examination the last 18 months of head-to-head general election polls, the answer seems to be "no." In fact, John McCain's share of the Democratic vote has typically--and surprisingly--been larger than Obama's share of the Republican vote. In other words, it's not that the Rev. Jeremiah Wright scared the Obamacan masses off, as some pundits have theorized--it's that they never existed (in any unprecedented way) to begin with.

"Snake Oil"

'Snake Oil' - washingtonpost.com
'Snake Oil'
Debunking three 'truths' about offshore drilling

Tuesday, August 12, 2008; Page A12

THE NATURAL Resources Defense Council Action Fund has taken out full-page ads in this newspaper and others to decry offshore drilling for oil as "George W. Bush's Gasoline Price Elixir" that is "100% Snake Oil." The environmental group calls on supporters "to stop the giveaway of our coasts." It is urging visitors to its Web site to send a pre-written letter to their members of Congress that says, "I am not buying the lie . . . that sacrificing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and America's coastal waters to oil drilling would make a real difference in gas prices -- either today or twenty years from today!" And the missive adds, "With just three percent of the world's oil reserves, our nation simply doesn't have enough oil to impact the global market or drill our way to lower prices at the pump."

The NRDC's arguments above neatly encapsulate the position taken by environmentalists and other opponents of offshore drilling. And they include a couple of good points. Contrary to the baldly political suggestions regarding lower gasoline prices by President Bush and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), drilling would make no impact on today's pain at the pump because it would be years before any oil flowed from the Outer Continental Shelf. We agree that the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, with its varied and sensitive ecosystems, should be preserved. In the quest for new sources of energy, there are trade-offs. That pristine area must remain off-limits. But there are three "truths" masquerading as fact among drilling opponents that need to be challenged:
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· Drilling is pointless because the United States has only 3 percent of the world's oil reserves. This is a misleading because it refers only to known oil reserves. According to the Interior Department's Minerals Management Service (MMS), while there are an estimated 18 billion barrels of oil in the off-limits portions of the OCS, those estimates were made using old data from now-outdated seismic equipment. In the case of the Atlantic Ocean, the data were collected before Congress imposed a moratorium on offshore drilling in 1981. In 1987, the MMS estimated that there were 9 billion barrels of oil in the Gulf of Mexico. By 2006, after major advances in seismic technology and deepwater drilling techniques, the MMS resource estimate for that area had ballooned to 45 billion barrels. In short, there could be much more oil under the sea than previously known. The demand for energy is going up, not down. And for a long time, even as alternative sources of energy are developed, more oil will be needed.

· The oil companies aren't using the leases they already have. According to the MMS, there were 7,457 active leases as of June 8. Of those, only 1,877 were classified as "producing." As we pointed out in a previous editorial, the five leases that have made up the Shell Perdido project off Galveston since 1996 are not classified as producing. Only when it starts pumping the equivalent of an estimated 130,000 barrels of oil a day at the end of the decade will it be deemed "active." Since 1996, Shell has paid rent on the leases; filed and had approved numerous reports with the MMS, including an environmentally sensitive resource development plan and an oil spill recovery plan that is subject to unannounced practice runs by the MMS; drilled several wells to explore the area at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars; and started constructing the necessary infrastructure to bring the oil to market. The notion that oil companies are just sitting on oil leases is a myth. With oil prices still above $100 a barrel, that charge never made sense.

· Drilling is environmentally dangerous. Opposition to offshore drilling goes back to 1969, when 80,000 barrels of oil from an offshore oil well blowout washed up on the beaches of Santa Barbara. In 1971, the Interior Department instituted a host of reporting requirements (such as the resource development and oil spill recovery plans mentioned above) and stringent safety measures. Chief among them is a requirement for each well to have an automatic shut-off valve beneath the ocean floor that can also be operated manually. According to the MMS, between 1993 and 2007, there were 651 spills of all sizes at OCS facilities (in federal waters three miles or more offshore) that released 47,800 barrels of oil. With 7.5 billion barrels of oil produced in that time, that equates to 1 barrel of oil spilled per 156,900 barrels produced. That's not to minimize the danger. But no form of energy is perfect or without trade-offs. Besides, if it is acceptable to drill in the Caspian Sea and in developing countries such as Nigeria where environmental concerns are equally important, it's hard to explain why the United States should rule out drilling off its own coasts.

The strongest argument against drilling is that it could distract the country from a pursuit of alternative sources of energy. There's no question that the administration has been lax on that front. True leadership would emphasize both alternative sources and rational approaches to developing oil and natural gas. No, the United States cannot drill its way to energy independence. But with the roaring economies of China and India gobbling up oil in the two countries' latter-day industrial revolutions, the United States can no longer afford to turn its back on finding all the sources of fuel necessary to maintain its economy and its standard of living. What's required is a long-term, comprehensive plan that includes wind, solar, geothermal, biofuels and nuclear -- and that acknowledges that oil and gas will be instrumental to the U.S. economy for many years to come.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

McCain takes charge

It seems that the citizen of the world was just dissed by Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili. I guess that can happen when you toe the line of the Russians;
"Today, John McCain said that Americans are supporting Georgia. McCain said, we are Georgians today, everybody are Georgians today."


And the crowd roared...

Thanks Barry for solving the Russian - Georgian conflict...

Oh my...

Little Green Footballs - Dead Man Found in Denver Hotel with Large Amount of Possible Cyanide
DENVER (CBS4) — It has the makings of international intrigue. Less than two weeks before the Democratic National Convention a man has been found dead in a Denver hotel room with a container of what authorities initially suspect to be the deadly poison cyanide.

Adding to the intrigue is that the dead man, Saleman Abdirahman Dirie, 29, appears to be from outside the U.S. No passport was found on Dirie, who is believed to have entered the country from Canada.

A large container of a white powdery substance was found in the man’s room on the fourth floor of The Burnsley hotel at 10th and Grant. Tests are now being done by the Denver Police Crime Lab to determine exactly what the substance is. The tests could take days.

It’s believed Dirie died from something other than the substance that was in the container.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

A howler from the NY Times public editor

Oh so the Edwards story was just to sleazy for the Times to get involved with. I guess the 9 year old unsourced rumor about McCain and a lobbyist met all the criteria of a legitimate "hit piece" news story...

Before Edwards’s admission, The Times never made a serious effort to investigate the story, even as the Enquirer wrote one sensational report after another: a 2:40 a.m. ambush by the tabloid’s reporters at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles after Edwards spent hours in a room with Hunter and her baby; an allegation of $15,000 a month in “hush money;” a grainy “spy photo” of him with a baby.

...I do not think liberal bias had anything to do with it [Cue laugh track].  But I think The Times — like The Washington Post, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, major networks and wire services — was far too squeamish about tackling the story. The Times did not want to regurgitate the Enquirer’s reporting without verifying it, which is responsible. But The Times did not try to verify it, beyond a few perfunctory efforts, which I think was wrong. Until the ABC report, only one mainstream news organization, McClatchy newspapers, seemed to be making headway with the story.

...It is also the kind of story that The Times seems instinctively to recoil from, just as it ignored such stories in its own backyard as A-Rod and Madonna and Christie Brinkley’s ugly divorce, and played down the “love child” scandal involving New York City’s only Republican congressman, Vito Fossella, earlier this year. But Edwards was different. When the Enquirer first published its allegations, he was a major presidential candidate with a compelling personal story that included a wife of 30 years with incurable breast cancer.

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John Edwards

Media Blog says it all...

John Edwards Thinks We're Stupid

The confession of John Edwards was, to me, worthy of attention for a few reasons, but not worthy of endless analysis. The guy's chances at being Obama's running mate or attorney general are shot to hell.

Having said that... there are at least two glaring questions that suggest Edwards' explanation consists of additional lies. (Besides his claim that the affair started after she was hired by his PAC, and not before, which appears to be contradicted by the PAC billing records.)

If the affair ended in 2006, why were Edwards and Hunter meeting in the Beverly Hills Hilton from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. last month? Beyond that... if the child is not his, why did she bring the baby to their late-night meeting?

The official Edwards explanation is that he met, without telling Elizabeth, for a secret meeting at a luxury hotel room from 9:45 p.m to 2:40 p.m., in order to not have sex, while a friend took care of the child in a room several doors down (according to the Enquirer's account), and that after they had spent time together in the room not having sex, he told her, "hey, let's bring in your infant that I am not the father of, I would be happy to caress the adorable little child that I did not sire." Because philanderers are legendarily concerned about the offspring of their ex-mistresses.

Edwards, helpfully, says he has no idea if the Enquirer's picture of him holding the child is real or not:

Last week, the Enquirer published a blurry photo of a man who looks like Edwards holding a baby. The tabloid said the photo was taken at the hotel.

"I don't know if that picture is me," Edwards said. "It could well be. It looks like me. I don't know who that baby is. I have no idea what the picture is."

When pressed by Woodruff, Edwards continued: "I mean, do you know how many pictures have been taken of me holding children in the last three years? I mean, it happens all the time."

This man thinks we're stupid. And some people are indeed buying this.


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The twits at Mastercard need a lesson on what Shari'ah law is...

Rachel Lucas says it all...


Because regular debit cards just aren’t good enough for Islam:

MasterCard Worldwide and EonCap Islamic Bank (a member of Malaysia’s Eon Bank Group) have jointly launched what they are billing as the world’s first Islamic debit MasterCard—the EonCap Islamic Debit MasterCard.

The EonCap Islamic Debit MasterCard is basically a debit card with ATM functions as well. It also works on PayPass systems, which enables a person to swipe it on a terminal without the card leaving the cardholder’s hand. It is referred to as blending traditional purchasing power with modern technology and is Shari’ah compliant.

“It is designed to appeal to both Muslim and non-Muslim individuals who prefer better financial control as the card ensures that purchases are automatically deducted from the cardholder’s account and approved only if enough funds exist within the account. It helps track spending, comes with worldwide acceptance at more than 26 million locations and can be used at an ATM for e-banking,” says Fozia Amanulla, chief executive officer of Eoncap Islamic Bank.

“MasterCard is pleased to collaborate with Eoncap Islamic Bank in order to introduce this card to Malaysian consumers. The EonCap Islamic Debit MasterCard card is designed for individuals who prefer to spend what they have in their accounts, yet seek the same functionality and assurances of a credit card,” said Shuan Ghaidan, head of product sales and delivery, Asia-Pacific at MasterCard Worldwide.


I’m not a particularly intelligent person, nor a debit card expert nor a banker, so maybe I’m missing something but can someone please explain to me like I’m 4 years old exactly how the Islamic Debit Mastercard is different from every other debit card on the planet? Because my bank’s basic Infidel Debit Visa Card does precisely the same things. It’s like cash, only without other people’s germs on it.

And I would like very much to know in some detail how a debit card can be compliant with Shari’ah law. Does it send an electronic notification to your local imam if you buy womens’ clothing that doesn’t cover wrists and ankles? Do they monitor your account to ensure you regularly buy wife-beating implements? I shudder to think of the repercussions if you swipe it to pay for a package of pork weiners.

My friend Nicki has all these questions and others because she is smarter than me. One I didn’t think of is, “Does it assure no Jews are involved in the banking transactions?” I bet she pronounced that Joos in her head when she typed it. Also:

Here’s why I get this itchy, uncomfortable feeling. Electronic financial transactions have this tendency to be easy and convenient for threat financing. It is estimated that only $10,000 was needed to carry out the attacks on US embassies abroad.

Take for example eBay and PayPal. Terrorist could establish accounts, fictitiously sell merchandise on eBay and transfer small amounts of money, less than $3,000, via PayPal. These transactions spread across three or four accounts would be enough to fund another embassy-scale terrorist attack. This non-traditional means of transferring money is the most difficult to detect, monitor and trace.

And if confronted by law enforcement authorities about possible suspicious activities within their banks, are these “Sharia compliant” banks going to hide behind religious freedoms to withhold information about possible threat financing?


Excellent question and now I’m dying of curiosity about this thing. Maybe one of you can think of any other reasons they need Shari’ah-compliant debit cards that work exactly the same way as all other debit cards.

Also maybe someone (you know who you are) will make a funnier credit card image than I did. I went for the obvious, Islamic Rage-Boy, but surely there’s a better way. Just don’t provoke any outrage and get a fatwa called on me.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Edwards comes clean

Ok...so if the affair ended and he is not the father then why the secret rendezvous and the pictures of him with the baby? That doesn't really make too much sense.

Edwards Admits Sexual Affair; Lied as Presidential Candidate
In ABC News Interview, Edwards Says He Cheated, but Did Not Father Child

By RHONDA SCHWARTZ and BRIAN ROSS
August 8, 2008

John Edwards repeatedly lied during his Presidential campaign about an extra-marital affair with a novice film-maker, the former Senator admitted to ABC News today.

In an interview for broadcast tonight on Nightline, Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff he did have an affair with 42-year old Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her.

Edwards also denied he was the father of Hunter's baby girl, Frances Quinn, although the one-time Democratic Presidential candidate said he has not taken a paternity test.

Edwards said he knew he was not the father based on timing of the baby's birth on February 27, 2008. He said his affair ended too soon for him to have been the father.

A former campaign aide, Andrew Young, has said he was the father of the child.

Man arrested for assasination threat against Obama...

..and President Bush but you'd never know that if you read the articles as originally published by CNN and CBS. Of course we all know that its acceptable to threaten the President but don't you dare threaten the "The One";

From CNN:
A man is being held in Florida on charges he threatened to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, according to court documents.

An affidavit filed by a Secret Service agent in U.S. District Court claims that Raymond Hunter Geisel, of Marathon, Florida, threatened to "kill, kidnap and cause bodily harm upon a major candidate for president of the United States, that is, Senator Barack Obama."

The affidavit says Geisel made the threats while attending a bail bondsman training class in Miami.

During an interview with the Secret Service, Geisel denied threatening Obama, but told agents that "if he wanted to kill Senator Obama he would simply shoot him with a sniper rifle."

He later said that comment was a joke, the agent said in the document.


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The Big "O"

This is kinda creepy;


And then again funny at the same time;

New McCain ad "Painful"

The McCain people have been really cranking out the ads lately and they have been very effective. Here's the latest in a nice tight 30 seconds;

The #1 Issue

Energy is the issue that can turn this election decidedly towards the Republicans if they act decisively and quickly. The revolt in the House is an excellent start and now the Senate is getting into the act with the Gas Reduction Act of 2008. The Republicans now need to grab the bull by the horns and run even faster! If they can continue the momentum started by the House revolt by offering up solutions that the American people are demanding right now the Democrats will be pushed into a corner. They will not be able to accommodate the wishes the American people because they are beholden to the radical environmental left and their base. That will hurt them badly in the eyes of the voters if they appear to not care about gas prices of $4 or $5 or $6 a gallon. The Dems are trying to continue their stalling tactics of hoping to run out the clock believing that Obama will be elected president where they can then ram through their agenda with virtually no obstacles.

This Rasmussen poll confirms that;
RASMUSSEN:
"Americans overwhelmingly believe there is an urgent national need to
find new sources of energy
, and this need is more important that
reducing current energy usage, according to a new Rasmussen Reports
national telephone survey. With energy issues taking center stage in
the presidential campaign, 81% of Americans see development of new
energy sources as an urgent priority
. Only 9% disagree. For nearly
two-thirds (65%), finding new sources of energy is more important that
reducing the amount of energy Americans now consume.
Twenty-eight
percent (28%) think reducing current usage is more important."
They have the opportunity. What will they do with it?

The Senate gets into the act!

"Gang of 10" looking to torpedo the #dontgo movement!

Hey G10...you're plan sucks! How do I know? Obama loves it! Leve it to the Republicans to snatch defeat from victory. This things needs to die a quick death.
POTOMAC WATCH
By KIMBERLEY A. STRASSEL

Republican Energy Fumble
August 8, 2008; Page A13

Politics has its puzzling moments. John McCain and most of the GOP experienced one late last week. That was when five of their own set about dismantling the best issue Republicans have in the upcoming election.

It's taken time, but Sen. McCain and his party have finally found -- in energy -- an issue that's working for them. Riding voter discontent over high gas prices, the GOP has made antidrilling Democrats this summer's headlines.
[Republican Energy Fumble]
AP
Members of the "Gang of 10" discuss their energy plan, Aug. 1.

Their enthusiasm has given conservative candidates a boost in tough races. And Mr. McCain has pressured Barack Obama into an energy debate, where the Democrat has struggled to explain shifting and confused policy proposals.

Still, it was probably too much to assume every Republican would work out that their side was winning this issue. And so, last Friday, in stumbled Sens. Lindsey Graham, John Thune, Saxby Chambliss, Bob Corker and Johnny Isakson -- alongside five Senate Democrats. This "Gang of 10" announced a "sweeping" and "bipartisan" energy plan to break Washington's energy "stalemate." What they did was throw every vulnerable Democrat, and Mr. Obama, a life preserver.

That's because the plan is a Democratic giveaway. New production on offshore federal lands is left to state legislatures, and then in only four coastal states. The regulatory hurdles are huge. And the bill bars drilling within 50 miles of the coast -- putting off limits some of the most productive areas. Alaska's oil-rich Arctic National Wildlife Refuge is still a no-go.

The highlight is instead $84 billion in tax credits, subsidies and federal handouts for alternative fuels and renewables. The Gang of 10 intends to pay for all this in part by raising taxes on . . . oil companies! The Sierra Club couldn't have penned it better. And so the Republican Five has potentially given antidrilling Democrats the political cover they need to neutralize energy through November.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

So who gets more money from Exxon?

From Jake Tapper;

Exxon "Hearts" Obama

August 07, 2008 4:02 PM

As we close up a week wherein Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, on the stump and in a TV ad accused rival Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., of being "in the pocket of big oil," and doing the industry's bidding -- not to mention a week during which the Democratic National Committee launched an Exxon-McCain '08 website to drive home this Democratic talking point -- the non-partisan Center for Responsive Politics points out that the issue is a bit more complicated than it first would appear.

McCain has received three times more money from the oil industry in general -- $1.3 million for McCain compared to approximately $394,000 for Obama. But that said, Obama has received more campaign cash than McCain has from the employees of some of the biggest oil companies -- Exxon, Chevron and BP.


Good job by the Obama campaign staff!

Pelosi finding protesters on her book tour

Nancy Pelosi… meet the movement

August 7, 2008

Michigan Republican Party to rally outside Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s book tour to send a message about high gas prices

dontgo

LANSING - The Michigan Republican Party will rally outside of Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s book tour in Ann Arbor to send her a message about high gas prices. Speaker Nancy Pelosi adjourned Congress last week before it could vote on a comprehensive energy bill that would allow for more development of American energy resources. Republicans objected. Speaker Pelosi responded by ordering the lights turned off and the House gallery cleared just so she could begin her national book tour instead of taking up a bill that could help lower our dependence on foreign oil and lower prices at the pump.

WHO: Michigan Republican Party

WHAT: Rally calling on Speaker Pelosi to call Congress back into session now

WHEN: Tonight, August 7th at 6:30pm

WHERE: Downtown Ann Arbor, Corner of Liberty & Maynard

WHY: It’s time to tell Speaker Pelosi, “End your book tour and get back to Washington and vote on an energy plan that will allow Americans to develop American’s oil.”

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Paid for by the Michigan Republican Party with regulated funds.
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee
MIGOP

Send Jim Inhoffe your gas receipts

Dear Friend,
I don’t need to tell you that gas prices are high, but there is someone I do need to tell…
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
…and I need your help to do it.

Please mail me your gas receipts and a short note about what your family has had to sacrifice because of out-of-control prices at the pump. I’ll bundle together all the receipts and stories I receive and send them to Senator Reid. Together, we will send a message to Washington and show Harry Reid that high gas prices are hurting Oklahomans.

Please mail your gas receipts by August 21 to:
Jim Inhofe
PO Box 13300
Oklahoma City, OK 73113

Harry Reid won’t even allow debate on a single solution I’ve proposed with my colleagues. And now Congress is on a five week recess! I don’t think he understands just how serious this is, but together we can show him.

In recent weeks, I have worked with other Congressional Republicans to bring down gas prices by expanding exploration of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS), opening ANWR, developing America’s oil shales, and expanding refining capacity.

Last month, I introduced the American Affordable Fuels Act of 2008 that includes these measures as well as the Drive America on Natural Gas Act, which would promote the use of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) vehicles.

And just last week, I teamed up with Representative Dan Boren to introduce the Marginal Well Production Preservation and Enhancement Act, which ensures the nation’s policies recognize and reflect the economic importance of marginal well production.

But none of these ideas are even being considered because the Democrat Senate leadership is standing in the way. Let’s send them a message by sending in our gas receipts.

So, please, mail your gas receipts by August 21 to me at:
Jim Inhofe
PO Box 13300
Oklahoma City, OK 73113

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Politico says Boehner same as Pelosi

So I guess a fundraiser for the Freedom Project which is Boehner's PAC is equal to Pelosi's book tour. Ok sure....

WaPo: Boehner golfing while House Republicans stage floor revolt

House Republicans have gotten a lot of mileage out mileage out of bashing Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) for being out on a book tour while they are on the floor — during the August recess, no less —protesting Pelosi's refusal to allow a vote on offshore drilling.

But House Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), who hasn't been seen in Washington these last few days. Thanks to my friend and colleague over at the Washinton Post, Ben Pershing, we now know why: Boehner is busy out on the golf course.

According to Capitol Briefing, Pershing's blog, Boehner " has found time to squeeze in a couple rounds of golf. Scores reported by Boehner himself to a United States Golf Association site show that he posted an 85 sometime this week at his home course, Wetherington Golf & Country Club in West Chester, Ohio."

Boehner was also "spotted yesterday at the lovely Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio." That course was designed by golfing legend Jack Nicklaus.

Michael Steel, Boehner's spokesman, told Capitol Briefing that Boehner was at Muirfield Village for his annual fundraiser on behalf of the Freedom Project, Boehner's leadership PAC. According to Steel, cancelling the event "would have cost tens of thousands of dollars for Republican candidates across the country."

But Democrats are already crowing over this one, and it will be hard for Boehner and the Republicans to rebut the charge of hypocrisy on this one. If gas prices and offshore drilling are such a crisis for the country, why is the House minority leader out golfing? It will be interesting to watch the GOP response to this on Thursday.

Can't we all just get along...

Apparently not just yet. Hillary undoubtedly has noticed "The One" has fallen in the polls recently. Wouldn't this just be delicious;

Sen. Hillary Clinton Seeks Democratic Convention Voice

Sen. Hillary Clinton Not Ruling Out Having Name Put Up for Vote in Denver
By RICK KLEIN and DAVID CHALIAN
Aug. 6, 2008


Sen. Hillary Clinton told a gathering of supporters last week that she's looking for a "strategy" for her delegates to have their voices heard and "respected" at the Democratic National Convention -- and did not rule out the possibility of having her name placed into nomination at the convention alongside Sen. Barack Obama's.

The Udall non-Vote

Pretty devasting video;

In Panic Mode!

Steny Hoyer issues this missive which lies about the GOP position and their own position as well. We all know that Dems want gas to go as high has possible and that they will do nothing to lower prices....

Hoyer: Republicans Continue Johnny-One-Note Energy Policy of the Past


WASHINGTON – House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today:
“This week, Republicans are doing nothing but pushing the failed Johnny-one-note policies of the past.
“Democrats agree that we need increased domestic drilling, and we
have pushed oil companies to explore the 311 million acres already
available to them, especially the 68 million acres, 33 million of which
is in the OCS, where they hold leases but are not drilling. We have
also encouraged increased exploration in Alaska. Republicans rejected
both policies though they would have increased domestic oil supply.
“Where Democrats, and most Americans, really differ with
Republicans is our focus on alternative energy. As one of their own
colleagues said recently, Republicans only pay ‘lip service’ to
alternative energy, but they are not truly interested in it.
Alternative energy is how we will end our reliance on foreign oil and
bring down energy prices for American consumers. If we followed the
Republican plan, our nation would continue to be at the mercy of other
nations for our energy supply and economic strength.
“Democrats will continue to pursue comprehensive energy solutions
that will lower prices and end our reliance on foreign oil while
creating jobs and strengthening our economy.”

"What I've said and what I've always said is..."

Anyone notice how often Obama says this or some variation of this whenever he is challenged. It really is becoming annoying. The questions are asked because of his constantly changing positions and the American people have a right to know how he feels on issues. For him to say that he has always said something is just another sign of his arrogance. If his positions weren't changing on a daily basis then these questions would not need to be asked.


Preview of Obama's debate performances?

Apparently "The One" doesn't like to be challenged with tough questions, wait until the presidential debates...

So Paris Hilton supports "all of the above" !

I guess she is pro-McCain! Well...it is the Republican plan even though the media doesn't want to admit it;

Dontgo Movement

Visit Dontgo to join the Energy Revolution...
The #dontgo Revolution all started on Friday when House Republicans refused to go home after the Democratic
Majority shut down the House for a 5 week recess. Going on without microphones, cameras, and sometimes even lights, Republicans have been demanding that the House reconvene to vote on offshore drilling. Republicans gave
speeches until 5pm on Friday and are continuing all week on the floor.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Oprah's ratings tanking due to Obama?

Oprah's ratings crater; did Obama hurt her? What's Gayle doing next summer?





Oprahnumber4Apologies
for going all Perez Hilton on that picture there ... but what a
stunning development for the so-called Queen Of Talk. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" finished fourth in its time slot here in July, despite airing on a powerhouse ABC affiliate.

KCTV, which won the hour, is understandably giddy: "This marks the
first win for KCTV5 News at 4, and the first time in 6 years that any
program on any station in Kansas City has beat Oprah!" exclaims the
press release (reprinted in full below).

The reality, however, is that "Oprah" is finishing second and third in major markets across the country this summer. And these ratings have some of us wondering if Oprah is working for her audience anymore.







Monday, August 04, 2008

Eric Cantor has a petition to call back congress

Sign it...

WWW.CALLBACKCONGRESS.COM

Obama's Energy Plan


Happy Birthday Barack

In celebration of Barack Obama’s special day, the
Republican National Committee (RNC) is sending Washington, D.C.,
newsrooms and bureaus a special gift in his honor.

Like so many Americans, members of the media also are struggling to pay upwards of $4 a gallon for gas. But last week, Barack Obama said, “There are things that you can do individually though to save energy; making sure your tires are properly inflated, simple thing, but we could save all the oil that they’re talking about getting off drilling, if everybody was just inflating their tires and getting regular tune-ups. You could actually save just as much.” (Barack Obama, Springfield, MO, 7/30/08)

So the RNC is providing members of the media with complimentary tools related to Barack Obama’s energy plan – a brand new tire gauge. Because, instead of actually increasing America’s domestic oil supply, this is how Obama thinks Americans should try to alleviate burdensome
pain at the pump.

To obtain your very own copy of “Barack Obama’s Energy Plan” please call 202-863-8500.