Tuesday, September 30, 2008
links in video:
Subprime Lender Implosion: Bad Omen For Housing Market
Community Reinvestment Act (WikiPedia)
Community Reinvestment Act (PolicyLink)
The Trillion-Dollar Bank Shakedown That Bodes Ill for Cities
First Union Capital Markets Corp., Bear, Stearns & Co. Price Securities Offering Backed By Affordable Mortgages
Fannie Mae Announces Pilot to Purchase $2 Billion of "MyCommunityMortgage" Loans; Pilot Lenders to Customize Affordable Products For Low- and Moderate-Income Borrowers
Fannie's Perilous Pursuit of Subprime Loans
Chart (pdf): Loans With Affordability Features And Adjustable Rates
Options expert calls Fannie, Freddie shares 'worthless'
Regulators Spin Public to Boost Fannie, Freddie
12th bank failure of the year announced
IMF says US crisis is 'largest financial shock since Great Depression'
New Agency Proposed to Oversee Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae
John McCain Warned Of Mortgage Collapse In 2005
S. 190 [109th]: Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005
Chris Dodd’s Loan Problem
Obama turns to trusted political insider Jim Johnson for key campaign role
Barack Obama advisor Jim Johnson quits under fire
James Johnson resigns from Obama team
Advice from Raines
On the Outside Now, Watching Fannie Falter
*Friends of Angelo?
Senior Fannie Mae bosses resign
All Recipients of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Campaign Contributions, 1989-2008
*Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Invest in Democrats
*Obama's ex-boss (Miner, Barnhill and Galland) a Rezko partner
Strong, silent type (Fought red-lining)
Schools in Chicago Are Called the Worst By Education Chief
Obama, Education, and Accountability
Kids' protest highlights rich-poor schools gap in Illinois
The Immigration Debate: Its Impact on Workers, Wages and Employers
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac blind to bubble
4 Fannie Mae senior execs resign
Pelosi: Dems bear no responsibility for economic crisis
Obama Ridicules McCain's Economic Response
Iran arrested up to 150,000 women last year for breaking the strict dress code.This doesn't appear to bother the staff at the St. Petersburg Times.It's a sad day in America when propaganda writing fascists will deny the reality of daily life in Iran because of their hate for Sarah Palin.
"It is said that the measure of a country is the treatment of its most vulnerable citizens. By that standard, the Iranian government is both oppressive and barbaric. Under President Ahmadinejad's rule, Iranian women are some of the most vulnerable citizens. If an Iranian woman shows too much hair in public, she risks being beaten or killed."
This is unbelievable. People have well and truly lost their minds.....Obamatron Youth, Obamatron flag, Obamatron song, Obamatron emblem, indoctrination 'camps' for 'organzing', lawsuits abound, massive media bias, voter fraud, willful killing of those 'born alive'.......and the creepy CULT factor keeps growing.........people partied as Rome burned.........people turned a blind eye while BODIES BURNED in Germany............do we really not see this????? Are people that CRAZY, IGNORANT, BLIND, STUPID, BRAINWASHED, OBAMIZED....LOBOTOMIZED....????
here is the great video from Cabaret and nazi youth a must see....
or this one:
UPDATE: from newsbuster.com "described as a grassroots effort, Kathy Sawada, who posted the video and can been seen directing the children in the video, is a bit more than just an enthusiastic music teacher you might find in your average public school.
Sawada is a teacher at an elite and expensive Colburn School of Performing Arts in Los Angeles as part of the Piano faculty. Colburn just built a $120 million 12-story high-rise addition for their musicians.
Does a concert-quality musician in an elite school in the middle of the most ego-centric city in the United States count as a "grassroots" effort?
Here's a partial list of those who helped produce this "grassroots" effort:
Jeff Zucker - Gaffer, Chief Lighting Technician in Boogie Nights.
Post-producer (former choreographer?) Holly Shiffer.
Motion picture camera operator/steadicam specialist Peter Rosenfeld (appropriately enough, worked in Yes Man, a movie about " a guy challenges himself to say 'yes' to everything for an entire year."
Darin Moran, another motion picture industry professional, who just finished filming - how appropriate - Land of the Lost.
Andy Blumenthal, Hollywood film editor."
Monday, September 29, 2008
Investigators find possible link with terrorism and financial crisis (not gov site, but investigators)
U.S. government law enforcement agencies including the SEC, FBI and DOJ are on alert and are believed investigating terror and other related short selling illegal manipulation of the market place.It was reported that between August 26 and September 11, 2001, groups of speculators, including Middle Eastern country investors, some reported connected to terrorist such as Al Qaeda and the Ben Laden family, these groups were believed connected to predicting the demise of certain airline and buildings including the New York Trade Center. Still others were identified by the American Securities and Exchange Commission as Israeli citizens, who sold "short" a list of 38 stocks that could reasonably be expected to fall in value as a result of the pending 911 attacks. According to the reports these speculators operated out of the Toronto, Canada and Frankfurt, Germany, stock exchanges and their profits were specifically stated to be huge.
Apparently none of the suspicious transactions could be traced to Bin Laden because this news item quietly dropped from sight, leaving many people wondering if it tracked back to American firms or intelligence agencies
The feds have seen a possible similar trend operating on Wall Street recently and no end to the panic selling on Wall Street without government intervention. U.S. corporate regulator, the SEC, is seeking to ease the terror by implementing emergency rules relating to short selling.
Then there is another coincidence: The huge increase in shorting of the financials occurred on the anniversary of 9/11. And on top of that, the same institutions attacked on 9/11/01 were many of the ones suffering in recent days.
There was unusually heavy trading in airline and insurance stocks several days before September 11, 2001, which essentially bet on a drop in the worth of the stocks. The same is suspected being done on some recent failures and weakness like Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc., Bear Stearns and others.
THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT...GO TO www.homelandsecurity.com (not official site, www.dhs.gov is...this site is investigators using their expertise to inform others) and look for article: Chilling Arabic communication: "When School Bus turns to Hell Bus"
"Rakan Bin Williams may be your neighbor and may be your colleague at work or a member of the local police... Imagine if "Uncle Brian," the school bus driver carrying your children to school every morning is someone other than he claims to be? Just imagine, you very, very stupid American."
By Douglas J. Hagmann, Director
25 September 2008:
www.dhs.gov says threat is yellow....
Section 1 of bailout proposed bill: "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, Section 2, Purposes: Provides authority to the Treasury Secretary to restore liquidity and stability to the US financial system and to ensure the economic well-being of Americans." This absurdity is better known as socialism. Our government is going to pass a law that has as its stated purpose the secretary of the Treasury ensuring the economic well-being of Americans.
The Democrats and LEFT are trying to 'socialize' America....this is NOT constitutional
Cloward and Piven were inspired by radical organizer [and Hillary Clinton mentor] Saul Alinsky:
"Make the enemy live up to their (sic) own book of rules," Alinsky wrote in his 1989 book Rules for Radicals. When pressed to honor every word of every law and statute, every Judeo-Christian moral tenet, and every implicit promise of the liberal social contract, human agencies inevitably fall short. The system's failure to "live up" to its rule book can then be used to discredit it altogether, and to replace the capitalist "rule book" with a socialist one. (Courtesy Discover the Networks.org)
By crisis, we mean a publicly visible disruption in some institutional sphere. Crisis can occur spontaneously (e.g., riots) or as the intended result of tactics of demonstration and protest which either generate institutional disruption or bring unrecognized disruption to public attention.
No matter where the strategy is implemented, it shares the following features:
The offensive organizes previously unorganized groups eligible for government benefits but not currently receiving all they can.
The offensive seeks to identify new beneficiaries and/or create new benefits.
The overarching aim is always to impose new stresses on target systems, with the ultimate goal of forcing their collapse.
You MUST read more: http://www.americanthinker.com/2008/09/barack_obama_and_the_strategy.html
connect dots...I have been saying it for a looonnnnng time.....Ayers, Wright, Alinskey,Frank Davis, George Soros, ACORN, Raines, Penny Pritzer, and the list goes on....Obama is a radical.....connect the dots .........Jim Simpson is a former White House staff economist and budget analyst. His writings have been published in American Thinker, Washington Times, FrontPage Magazine, DefenseWatch, Soldier of Fortune and others. His blog is Truth and Consequences..
95 democrats voted NO on a bill today when Pelosi declined to make the bill a 'party loyalty vote'. By calling this a 'Bush bill' or a 'Republican issue' the Democrats are LYING. The Democratic leadership of the party played political games and didn't do what they usually would do to ensure the passage of the bill. The Democrats did NOT want this bill to pass for a variety of reasons which include the Acorn issue that was removed and this economic mess plays well for Obama. It is ALL about party politics. The Democrats did NOT need Republican approval for this bill and could have passed it if they wanted to. By having 95 of their own party members vote NO they ensured it would not pass NO MATTER WHAT.
From TownHall Beldar: "Another thing about which there can be no disagreement is that what was defeated today was a Democratic bill. H.R. 3997 has had a complicated procedural history that was controlled at every step of the way by Congressional Democrats.
Specifically, H.R. 3997 was originally introduced by Rep. Charles D. Rangel (D-NY) as an amendment to the tax code "to provide earnings assistance and tax relief to members of the uniformed services, volunteer firefighters, and Peace Corps volunteers." By a pair of affirmative votes earlier today, however, a resolution offered by Rep. Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY) effectively converted H.R. 3997 into the "Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008." It too was drafted by Congressional Dems and their staff, varying substantially from what had originally been proposed by Secretary Paulson and the Bush-43 Administration, and incorporating only such requests and suggestions from the House GOP as the Democratic leadership decided to agree to.
This is the Democratic Congress' bill, but when it came to a roll-call vote in the House, the Democratic leadership wouldn't do what it took to get it passed even though (a) they have a huge majority and (b) a full one-third of Republicans in the House went along. Anyone who calls this "Bush's bill" or "a GOP bill" is either deliberately lying or abysmally informed about the basic workings of Congress." (bednar--http://hughhewitt.townhall.com/blog)
Karl Rove: Pelosi played games today.....those that voted NO owed their committee positions to Pelosi....this was a PLANNED Dem no vote today.....she lied, to all of us, and is currently risking the health of the American economic system for partisan political gain
In the meantime: "Congressman Peter DeFazio (D. Or.) said that Nancy Pelosi and the House Democratic leadership always assumed that the bailout bill would pass. As a result, they failed to lean hard enough on people like DeFazio and other House Democrats who were allowed to vote "no" as a matter of conscience.
Once again, Nancy Pelosi & Co. couldn't count votes within their own caucus, failed to understand that getting votes from the Republican Caucus would be difficult enough under ordinary circumstances, completely misread the mood of the House and failed to pass the bailout bill. As the majority party, the Democrats bear the responsibility for this failure. If the Speaker's gavel is too heavy for Nancy Pelosi, she should give it to someone else and if the House Democrats can't lead in a time of crisis, they ought to step aside and let someone else do the work.
1. NO REFORM: The plan attempts to mask, rather than reform, imbalances in credit markets and in U.S. economic public policy. The plan props up reckless and failed banks by buying “troubled assets” instead of focusing on real reforms that go after government sponsored culprits Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and sustainable policies that will increase the availability of private capital and expanded economic growth.
2. TREASURY POWER GRAB: The plan raises Constitutional concerns by dramatically expanding the power of the current and future Treasury Secretaries, giving the government agency power to directly purchase assets from for-profit financial and non-financial firms.
3. STUNNING PRICE TAG: The $700 billion bailout figure is as much money as the combined annual budgets of the Departments of Defense, Education and Health and Human Services. It amounts to $2,300 for every man, woman, and child in America.
4. INCREASES NATIONAL DEBT: Instead of cutting spending elsewhere, Congress will borrow all $700 billion on global capital markets, and the bill raises the national debt ceiling to a staggering $11.3 trillion.
5. GLOBAL BAILOUT: The plan includes taxpayer purchases of distressed assets from foreign banks.
6. HURTS RESPONSIBLE AMERICAN BANKS: The plan punishes responsible U.S. banks by keeping reckless, insolvent investment banks in business. As BB&T CEO John Allison wrote in a letter to Congress on Sept. 23rd, “….this is primarily a bailout of poorly run financial institutions…. Corrections are not all bad. The market correction process eliminates irrational competitors.”
7. FLAWED PROCESS: Members of Congress and the public will have less than 24 hours and no hearings to discuss and understand the impact of this sweeping plan. This rush to pass a wildly unpopular plan without benefit of significant public debate and input will also undermine its legitimacy and effectiveness.
8. BY WALL STREET, FOR WALL STREET: Treasury Secretary Paulson, the architect of the plan, was formerly the head of Goldman Sachs, one of the firms responsible for the mess and a direct beneficiary of the bailout. Further, the advisers managing the bailout auctions and assets will be Wall Street firms and will likely receive billions of tax dollars in fees.
9. OTHER OPTIONS NOT EXHAUSTED: The idea that taxpayers will make money on the bailout is not credible. There are ready buyers for these “troubled assets” — Merrill Lynch sold its entire portfolio of mortgage backed securities in July– provided the price is low enough. If a profit was possible, private speculators would readily buy these troubled assets.
10. MORALLY OFFENSIVE: The plan violates basic principles of American capitalism and honest governance by creating a system of “private profits, socialized losses” that transfers money from taxpayers directly to Wall Street investment banks. Free market capitalism only functions if individuals and firms are held accountable and are allowed to both succeed and profit, and also to sustain losses and even fail.
Now, read this excellent article in National Review Online by Byron York, who interviewed one of the bill’s sponsors.
After reading the bill and York’s article, it’s hard to disagree with York’s conclusion:
“[T]he bill’s intention was to mandate sex education, especially concerning contraception and the prevention of sexually-transmitted diseases, for children before the sixth grade and as early as kindergarten. Obama’s defenders may howl, but the bill is what it is.”
The facts speak for themselves no matter what Obama supporters say........see my articles from Sept 11 and Sept 12 in archives!!!!!
The kicker? NRA-PVF's Ohio’s ads have not yet begun running. All stations where NRA-PVF has purchased or plans to purchase ads have been provided with documented evidence of Sen. Obama's anti-gun record.
Obama Campaign Cease and Desist Letter
NRA-PVF Response Memo
NRA-PVF Response to Washington Post “fact check”
Barack Obama Has Supported:
A Total Ban on Handguns
A Ban on the Sale or Transfer of All Semi-Auto Firearms
A Ban on Right-to-Carry Permits
A Ban on Firearms Kept in the Home
And More —
“So it’s not surprising then that they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them….” -- Barack Obama, April 2, 2008
Barack Obama has made it clear – he believes gun owners are dangerous and that guns should be banned. If he is elected President, he could name new Supreme Court Justices who will try to overturn the recent court decision and strip our rights away.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5tZc8oH--o camp Obama censored this video It was "Burning Down the House" about the housing/money mess.....gone
Obama Censorship lives....MO lawsuits, Penn and Virginia lawsuits, indoctrination 'camps', distrupting radio talk shows so information can't be disseminated....the list goes on and on and on..............Fascism LIVES in the Obama campaign........if you don't know history you need to do some fast reading.....
Sunday, September 28, 2008
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6-K7JwwV0U see this one
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_MGT_cSi7Rs see this one too
This is a very important video on Obama's TRUE national security stance. Obama has sued to have this video kept quiet and just got a popular website shut down. Communist tactics in American...the campaign of CHANGE. I'd be very scared about THIS change.....
Macsmind blog is down.Obama goon squads:
"This is MacRanger of Macsmind. As you know I was hacked by operatives of the Obama Campaign last month. Well, it happened again. Basically they flooded the site with “sql bombs” according to the host that caused the shared server to stop running. Subsequently be had to disable the site. This had to do with running the “Obama wants to Disarm America” post which more than 2 million people viewed on the site. Just like the goons in Missouri, the Obama truthers can’t let the truth be known. I’ve now moved the blog back to blogspot at macsmind.blogspot.com at least temporally. Because of the hacking job I had to move to another host but unfortunately they haven’t got the server up yet to redirect the traffic to blogspot. I would appreciate a mention to your readers. I’m getting a couple of hundred emails about “what happened”, but as you can imagine it hard to get the word out by reply.Thanks,MacRangerHere is the temporary Macsmind blog."
Saturday, September 27, 2008
JEFFERSON CITY - Gov. Matt Blunt today issued the following statement on news reports that have exposed plans by U.S. Senator Barack Obama to use Missouri law enforcement to threaten and intimidate his critics.
“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.
“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.
“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.
“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”
MORE: "More Obama gangland tactics: Signs banned at Virginia rally today"
"NOT ALL COUNTRIES guarantee their citizens the right to virtually unbridled freedom of speech. The United States does. Would someone please tell the campaign of Sen. Barack Obama? And the dozing guardians of liberty at the University of Mary Washington?" (Fredericksburg Free-lance Star)
Add this to the threatening letters his lawyers sent to station managers over the NRA ads, the flash-mob smearing of David Freddoso, and the appeal to the Justice Department to prosecute the American Issues Project for its perfectly factual yet devastating Ayers ad.
Obama 'denies' truth squad, but "…why did Obama campaign create truth squad primarily (exclusively?) made up of prosecutors and law enforcement?
…why did the Obama campaign emphasize and publicize the fact their truth squad included prosecutors and law enforcement from across the state?
…why were the Obama truth squad members emphasizing their official capacity as prosecutors and law enforcement instead of countering alleged mis-statements or promoting the candidate?
Even if Mills didn’t mention targeting people on ethics rules, doesn’t a truth squad of prosecutors and law enforcement imply the threat of criminal prosecution and prosecutorial harassment?
Mills and the Obama Truth Squad sent the message they wanted to send, “speak out and we’ll come after you” - they’re just regretting it wasn’t subtle enough."
Friday, September 26, 2008
Diplomacy: Obama is the only major candidate who supports tough, direct presidential diplomacy with Iran without preconditions.
From Henry Kissinger: Henry Kissinger is "upset" with Obama for distorting his views!From the Weekly Standard Blog:
Henry Kissinger believes Barack Obama misstated his views on diplomacy with US adversaries and is not happy about being mischaracterized. He says: "Senator McCain is right. I would not recommend the next President of the United States engage in talks with Iran at the Presidential level. My views on this issue are entirely compatible with the views of my friend Senator John McCain. We do not agree on everything, but we do agree that any negotiations with Iran must be geared to reality."
UPDATE on more:
Obama bragged about supporting missile defense. Wrong! He has not...
Barack Obama: "I Will Cut Investments In Unproven Missile Defense Systems."
Obama: "I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems, and I will institute an independent defense priorities board to ensure that the quadrennial defense review is not used to justify unnecessary spending." (Barack Obama, Caucus4Priorities Response, 10/22/07)
Barack Obama Said He Doesn't Agree With Missile Defense. "I, for example, don't agree with a missile defense system." (WTTW11's "Chicago Tonight," 1/17/01)
"In Addition, If Elected, Obama May Well Be The Only Senator In The United States Who Is Pledged To Cut U.S. Missile Defense System Research By As Much As $10 Billion." (Thomas Roeser, Op-Ed, "Think Kerry Is Liberal? Get A Load Of Obama," Chicago Sun-Times, 3/20/04)
Barack Obama Supported Legislation "That Would Move $50 Million From Missile Defense Accounts To The Cooperative Threat Reduction Program." (S. 1042, CQ Vote #311: Rejected 37-60: R 2-52; D 34-8; I 1-0, 11/8/05, Obama Voted Yea)
UPDATE: "I wanted him to know my son's name when he is Commander and Chief", Mrs Jopek, mother of dead son on the bracelet that Obama wears...."Sen. Obama treated that bracelet as a mere prop for a piece of political theater — and when he finally received what he recognized as a cue to perform, Sen. Obama still couldn't even deliver his intended line without a prompt." (Bednar).
UPDATE: Speaking on a Wisconsin Public Radio show a few months ago, Brian Jopek, father of Ryan Jopek who lost his life to a roadside bomb in 2006, said his wife was surprised that Obama was still wearing the bracelet even after the family told him to take it off . (Newsbusters)
Just posting and not sure if true...but it appears no one is..........In depth report from Homeland Security US on an Internet post containing detailed instructions that may signal a pending terror attack......
post was initially published on August 2, 2008 under the title “Commandments [Directives] Before the Strike,” and appears to be a sort of a conflict management guide, or instructions on what Muslims should do prior to the attack, actions that should be undertaken concurrent with the attack, and well as additional instructions following the attack.
the timing appears to focus on the Tuesday following the end of Ramadan, which would be October 7, 2008. The nature of the attack is less clear.
greater in magnitude than the 9/11 attacks and makes reference to the possibility of it being nuclear in nature,...New York, as the financial capital of the U.S., and Washington, DC, as the nation’s capital, as being both desirable and affected.
ALERT: Instructions for actions Muslims are to take before, during & after an attack in the U.S. posted;
- Message suggests activation of worldwide jihad following U.S. attack;
- Message indicates large-scale attack within the U.S., perhaps early October
What makes this post particularly interesting is the limited number of replies to date – a total of three- despite the length of time it has been posted. Further, the replies in this case are general blessings, such as “May Allah Bless You” and general wishes of support for the operation. Based on extensive research of historical posting patterns over the last seven years suggest that this posting could be classified, recognized and acted upon as an order, as opposed to being a point for further discussion.
Perhaps the most disconcerting aspect of this posting might not be the message itself, but the message when viewed through the prism of historical patterns exhibited subsequent to the 2001 terrorist attacks. While the contents of the message are revealing, they become even more relevant when analyzed in tandem with the threat of worldwide jihad in advance of the bombings in Yemen and Pakistan.
Would Barack Obama be likely to fulfill his campaign promises of hope and change if he were elected President?
Judged by his previous achievements the answer would have to be a resounding ‘no’.
When faced with past failures he has always tried to obscure them, and if or when that was not possible he has blamed others.
The many "successes" that he has claimed in campaign speeches were often due to the work of others but he always took but never gave credit for them.
He has steadfastly refused to answer questions relating to his days at Harvard and such omissions are a continually recurring and worrying theme.He was appointed ‘President of the Law Review’ which is something that should not be minimalized but whilst holding the post he published none of his own work and once again there is no paper trail and this pattern predates his time at Harvard.
He majored in political science at Columbia University but when asked for his senior thesis he claimed to have lost it. Its subject was the Kennedy-Khrushchev conference and the diplomatic history between America and the Soviets and it later came to light that he was wrong about all its crucial elements.
So how are we to judge him when there are no written records, no signed legal papers, no research papers that were authored or co-authored by him?A search of the ‘HeinOnline’ database of law journals turns up nothing that can be credited to Obama in any law review anywhere or at any time. In spite of an apparent eleven-year teaching career in constitutional law at a top law school there is not one single article, published talk, book review, or comment of any kind that bears the name ‘Barack Obama’.
He misjudged the constitutionality of Washington D.C.'s gun control law which is somewhat surprising given his legal background. He believed the law to be constitutional and supported it but The Supreme Court disagreed and threw out the ban. Obama then sought to distance himself from his earlier opinion and blamed an "unnamed aide" for stating that he believed that DC ban was constitutional.
Obama misinterpreted the "Born Alive" bill that came before the Illinois State Senate when he served there.The legislation was intended to address the issue of babies who were born during abortion procedures. The legislation was clear and afforded babies that were born during an abortion the protection of the law and stated that they should be treated like any other baby that was born alive and prematurely. Obama spoke out against the bill saying it would not pass "constitutional muster" but three years later, in his book ‘The Audacity of Hope’, he wrote that it would have overturned Roe v. Wade. That he was so completely wrong is more than a little disappointing for a man who prides himself on being a constitutional expert.
He told the Teamsters union that he would end the federal oversight of the union in exchange for their electoral support which is an unusual commitment to have made given that union anti-corruption efforts have until now always been treated as a legal matter and left to the Justice Department.Was Barack Obama willing to lift this monitoring which is intended to prevent crime in order to gain votes?
When it comes to the selection of Supreme Court nominees Obama disagreed with fellow Democrats over the selection of Justices Roberts and Alito and voted against their confirmation in spite of their excellent legal credentials. He would apparently use an entirely different yardstick to the tried and tested one and stated, “We need somebody who's got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it's like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it's like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that's the criteria by which I'm going to be selecting my judges”.“
Can or should we be asked to follow a person that leaves no trail?
On its editorial page today The New York Times published a complete lie about Governor Sarah Palin from Alaska:"Wasilla Watch: Sarah Palin and the Rape Kits"
This is completely false.** There is not one single record of the Wasilla police department charging any rape victim for an examination.Not one.
The Finance Department searched all financial records on our system for fiscal year 2000, 2001 and 2002. There are no records of billings to or collections from rape victims or their insurance companies in our system. The financial computer system goes back to the beginning of fiscal year 2000, and accounts receivable backup documentation goes back six (6) years per our records retention schedule.A review of files and case reports within the Wasilla Police Department has found no record of sexual assault victims being billed for forensic exams. State law AS 18.68.040, which was effective August 12, 2000, would have prohibited any such billings after that date.
****liberals...please explain to me why YOUR campaign is based upon entire LIES and YOUR candidate sues others for anything negative? change? hope? Pathetic!
More from Ed Morrissey: "Pelosi and Reid don't NEED GOP to pass bill.So why not just call a vote? Pelosi doesn’t want to get married to George Bush, that’s why. She wants to spread the political risk and get consensus on a bailout plan so that the responsibility for any failure doesn’t rest solely on her shoulders, at least in the House. Both Pelosi and Harry Reid wanted John McCain to deliver both GOP caucuses to cover their own butts on the bailout bill, and McCain — at least thus far — hasn’t convinced Boehner to do so."
Now, let’s explore ethanol in brief:
“… producing ethanol requires huge amounts of energy — most of which comes from coal. Second, the production process creates a number of hazardous byproducts, and some production facilities are reportedly dumping these in local water sources. Third, food-to-fuel mandates are helping drive up the price of agricultural staples, leading to significant changes in land use with major environmental harm.” (Billy Hallowell)
Does Biden "“No coal plants here in America" know Obama's plan includes COAL? Does Gore " favors an outright moratorium on coal-fired power in the name of climate change"???? Will we be buying it from China too???
http://www.kmov.com/video/index.html?nvid=285793&shu=1---Obama campaign cracks down on misleading TV adsSeptember 23rd, 2008
The Barack Obama campaign is asking Missouri law enforcement to target anyone who lies or runs a misleading TV ad during the presidential campaign.
This added to the groups in Pennsylvania and Virginia that are threatening radio and TV for showing NRA ads is outlandish.
Did I wake up in Communist Russia or China?
Hmmm, not always great responses, certainly nervous but I didn't hear her talking about the 57 states, the Beretta Rifle, FDR going on TV to calm the masses in 1929, etc. I didn't hear her lying about McCain and middle class tax cuts, didn't hear her advocating for ACORN, didn't hear her claiming to merely be a neighbor of Ayers, didn't hear 20 years with Rev. Wright and never hearing anti-white/anti-semitism, didn't hear her refuse to give college records or actual birth certificate or other documentation still being refused, didn't hear anything about life being above his paygrade, didn't hear how she was falsely shot down in Afghanistan, didn't hear paying taxes is more patriotic, etc.
Did someone hear Palin say something that's outright wrong or a lie?
Obama has sued radio and tv stations in 2 states for showing this ad. FCC intervention was threatened. The makers of the ad have detailed and long documentation of facts and are standing firm. So why the grandstanding by Obama??? why legal action? what happened to freedom of speech?
Thursday, September 25, 2008
1) Experience, toughness, character
2) Proven leadership and committment
3) Domestically, McCain is unique in never seeking an earmark to benefit a family member, political ally back home, or financial contributor. As president, he will veto all earmarks and other pork barrel spending. He believes Americans know better than government how best to spend their hard-earned money, and he promises – in words that make many of his colleagues in Congress swallow very hard – to make famous those in government who waste or steal tax dollars
presidents like Harry Truman remind us that defending and enriching America's place in a dangerous world often requires the sometimes rough-hewn character of men and women who always put country first, no matter the cost to them personally
Carol Platt Liebau takes the Democrat to task for preferring words to action:
It’s shocking that someone who believes himself ready to lead the free world would so brazenly try to dodge any participation in what could be a defining moment in our history. That’s not leadership — it’s cowardice. It’s attempting to stay out of the way of any of the tough choices so that one is free to criticize them after others have stepped up. You can fault John McCain for a lot of things, but lack of leadership and shrinking from the hard choices isn’t one of them. She also notes: Just as voting "present" time and time again in the Illinois legislature didn't hurt his career one bit. So although it's disturbing, is it really any surprise that he's tried to avoid any accountability now? It's worked for him so far, so why stop?
(Via the Jewish Athena.)
Jennifer Rubin of Jewish Commentary notes: Obama-- he is the leader of his party now and he seemed utterly disinterested in doing anything that involved active problem-solving/deal-making. He does, after all, have a current job — in the Senate.
"Pushing race into the debate does not change that Obama is a confirmedhttp://www.newmediajournal.us/staff/l_fairchok/2008/09252008.htm)
leftist, however much he spins and distorts his record. The press is comfortable with him because they spring from the same socialist leaning institutions, the world of academia where reality seldom intrudes. He is our most left leaning senator, a party line voting ideologue with no history of bipartisanship, and he has a very short history indeed. His impressive speaking voice does not change his alliance with the most anti-American, divisive and destructive people and political groups in our country, from ACORN to Media Matters to Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. His associations have not been representative of what American looks like, white, black or otherwise.
He does not inspire confidence when one sees how narrowly focused his
painfully brief career has been, he does not inspire hope for change
when one sees how he rose to this nomination using all the corrupt
traditions of the Chicago political machine. His specialty of funneling millions of taxpayer dollars into leftist causes should concern all of us. For all the glitz and showmanship of his campaign, it is obvious he is much more comfortable with a well rehearsed script, a teleprompter and a fawning crowd than he is with honest interviews, the issues and the truth about his own convictions. Following the far left progressive script, he’ll say anything to get elected; because once you have power you can go back to your radical roots.
MORE: JB Williams "Guilt by Association" A MUST READ........http://www.newmediajournal.us/staff/williams/2008/09252008.htm
This author is an investigative journalist who is not getting answers and demanding other investigative journalists start seeking information and answers..."The long list of evil Obama associates seems to grow daily and although Obama has spent the last few years dodging questions, ignoring demands for full open disclosure of his past and making excuses about a plethora of bad associations, one fact seems glaringly obvious...Obama has far more to hide than to share!"
"the “candidate of full disclosure” can not run on his own “full disclosure” since he has offered no disclosure concerning his life."
Rev. Wright, Father Pfleger, Percy Sutton, Malcolm X, the Black
Panthers, Saul Alinsky, William Ayers, Donald Warden (aka Dr. Khalid
al-Mansour), pro-Palestinian Rashid Khalidi, Antoin 'Tony' Rezko, Nadhmi Auchi, Joseph Aramanda and Louis Farrahkan.
"These names and more like them are repeatedly intertwined with Obama’s entire adult life over the last twenty odd years. The list of Obama associates is distinguished and consistent. Consistently corrupt, radically leftist, racially charged and anti-American..."
Obama is REFUSING to answer questions. Even his college records are not released. What candidate could get away with all of this secrecy. Certainly not one Republican.....his team is fabricating dirt on Palin and won't release his birth certificate, college records, etc. Hmmmm
He also said, "I have a BIG plane, McCain has a BIG plane, and they both have big slogans painted on the side. They can get us to Mississippi when they need to."
Don’t guys do this in the locker room? Is there new ‘guy speak’ these days that I am not familiar with? He is actually commenting on the size of their planes??? Good to know he has a big, pretty, fast, plane....now he needs to get in it and go to Washington to do the work taxpayers PAY him to do..........Talk is cheap.....especially memorized soundbites....
A new concept for him since he has only been there 143 days and hasn't voted most of that time.....he may not know exactly what he is supposed to do....oh, 'they' will 'call him' with that info.
THANK YOU BILL CLINTON: On McCain and the debate....."We know he didn't do it because he's afraid because Sen. McCain wanted more debates. "
..".I presume he did that in good faith since I know he wanted -- I remember he asked for more debates to go all around the country and so I don't think we ought to overly parse that"
Hastings, who is African-American, was explaining what he intended to tell his Jewish constituents about the presidential race. “Anybody toting guns and stripping moose don’t care too much about what they do with Jews and blacks."
No Republican could get away with this. "I didn't leave the Democratic Party...the Party left me." (Ronald Reagan....and ME)...this same group of misguided and unenlightened people have the nerve to verbally manipulate ME by trying to shame me into voting their candidate by calling ME a bigot cause I have a BRAIN....I don't pay attention to the Daily KOS for my info on current events...
Former Fannie Mae chairman Jim Johnson was dumped from Obama's vice presidential search team, but he's still playing a behind-the-scenes role on the campaign.Former Senator Tom Daschle, a top Obama backer, emailed a select list this afternoon that he and Johnson would be leading a briefing intended largely for Clinton's campaign brain trust next month."Jim Johnson and I have scheduled another informal breakfast discussion and update on the campaign early next month," he wrote to a list including Senator John Kerry, James Carville, and Richard Holbrooke, as well as Clinton's former top campaign aides, including Howard Wolfson, Geoff Garin, and Harold Ickes.Johnson's involvement comes at a moment when political association with the failed mortgage giants is particularly toxic. He was already the subject of a McCain ad attacking Obama.
Don Surber: "Here is the architect of the self-destruction of Fannie Mae constructing the Obama presidency ."
MEDIA wake up---the McCain ads aren't lies......
When Sen. McCain suggested the debate be POSTPONED Obama said, "no thanks, campaigning is more important". It is clear that Obama had prepped well and didn't want to lose his memorization momentum by the delay, but he fails to grasp the concept of PAID FOR BY THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
We pay his salary....he has a JOB to do....every other Senator is where he or she is supposed to be and I expect all of them to be there too. Obama has the LEFTS support in his politics as usual approach, but this is a time for all Americans to demand action from our elected officials. America's economic future hangs in the balance and Obama just wants a 'phone call if he is needed'.
OBAMA----PHONE HOME! The economy is calling........(busy signal....he is talking to Raines, Wright, Ayers, Iran, Russia, Venezuela, Cuba, Hamas.....Streisand....)
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
"When classmates . . . asked me just what it was that a community organizer did, I couldn’t answer them directly. Instead I’d pronounce on the need for change. Change in the White House . . . . Change in the Congress . . . . Change in the mood of the country . . . . Change won’t come from the top, I would say. Change will come from a mobilized grass roots. . . . I’ll organize black folks. "
The only thing accurate in the latest New York Times hit piece on the McCain-Palin Camp is the name of McCain's campaign manager- Rick Davis.At least they got his name right.The McCain-Palin Camp responded to the latest smear:
Today the New York Times launched its latest attack on this campaign in its capacity as an Obama advocacy organization. Let us be clear about what this story alleges: The New York Times charges that McCain-Palin 2008 campaign manager Rick Davis was paid by Freddie Mac until last month, contrary to previous reporting, as well as statements by this campaign and by Mr. Davis himself. In fact, the allegation is demonstrably false. As has been previously reported, Mr. Davis separated from his consulting firm, Davis Manafort, in 2006. As has been previously reported, Mr. Davis has seen no income from Davis Manafort since 2006. Zero. Mr. Davis has received no salary or compensation since 2006. Mr. Davis has received no profit or partner distributions from that firm on any basis -- weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly, semi-annual or annual -- since 2006. Again, zero. Neither has Mr. Davis received any equity in the firm based on profits derived since his financial separation from Davis Manafort in 2006. Further, and missing from the Times' reporting, Mr. Davis has never -- never -- been a lobbyist for either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac. Mr. Davis has not served as a registered lobbyist since 2005. Not just that... But, the facts in the report are a matter of public record.Look for the Old Gray Lady to make a correction 2 months from now on a Saturday."(gatewaypundit.com)
John McCain attempted to pass legislation to reform mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac back in 2005 but was blocked by Dems.
President Bush publicly called for GSE reform 17 times in 2008 alone and the Democratic Congress ignored him.
Sen. McCain suspended campaign to deal with the economic crisis and asked to postpone debates. Jr. Sen Obama, 145 days in senate, said 'no thanks' and wants to tie in the foreign policy debate with the economy when the economy debate is for another day.....Dem. Reid wants McCain to stay away. The very Democrats that got us into this mess want McCain to stay away, Obama wants politics as usual, and McCain wants to get this mess fixed......... Again, McCain puts COUNTRY FIRST
Mr. Jr. Senator never shows up for voting or work anyway......figures he would want to keep campaigning....isn't that what he has spent most of his Senate time doing anyway? It is obviously an area he feels most comfortable....that and the fact that he wants his own agenda......Dems are spinning this against McCain.....politics as usual. Obama also wouldn't answer the question about whether or not he would vote..........do we even need to ask that question? Of course he won't vote...he never does.....present....he did say he would be there....
Sen. Mccain has repeatedly asked Obama to hold Townhall debates and Obama has declined. Debating seems to be at Obama's discretion and convenience and only when he feels his talking points are sufficiently memorized. We know he can't speak off the cuff without a teleprompter. He has had plenty of time to debate and now wants to put POLITICS FIRST--OBAMA
Also, Senator Obama said, "we both have really big planes with really big slogans printed on them that can get us to Mississippi if we are needed." HUH???? Obamalogic....OBAMICS
When this election began I did not give any thought to being pro-life or pro-choice. Roe vs Wade is so much a part of our society and our Constitution that it hasn't been an issue of thought for me because I have not seen that issue changing in our lifetime.
Things changed dramatically for me with the nomination of Barack Obama. I already had many misconceptions about him for President, but one issue has become a touchstone for me. That is Obama's EXTREME PRO-ABORTION stance. Don't believe me? Here is why.......
Now, many ardent and radical Obama believers would denounce my statement of Obama being pro-abortion as extreme. I will explain how I got there. Talk is cheap, but actions speak louder than words. The only way we can really learn more about a Presidential Candidate is by their actions, how they may have voted in Senate (or in their sphere of Government), and actual bills they may have endorsed, and their words in writing or in video......Obama has spoken and acted ardently PRO-ABORTION.
He has proven, by actions, that he not only votes pro-choice, but has supported the absolute death of a baby. A woman seeking abortion must be guaranteed a DEAD BABY. He has stated his FIRST act of Congress as President is the removal of ALL state restrictions on abortion (parental consent, term limits on abortion and fetal age, etc) AND the guarantee of partial birth abortions in ALL states.
The Born Alive Infants Act is a piece of legislation that was written to guarantee that when an infant SURVIVED an abortion then a Doctor had a legal responsibility to provide medical care. Obama voted AGAINST this act 4 times! He was the ONLY Senator in Congress to do so. Even the most devout pro-choice Senators voted FOR this act....only Obama chose NO. 4 TIMES
He stated: 1) it would add additional distress on the woman to have an actual baby survive 2) it would encumber the medical system financially to add an additional doctor 3) it would hamper Roe vs Wade. When the Bill was changed to guarantee Roe vs Wade Obama STILL VOTED NO.
This stance only makes Obama PRO-ABORTION and in no way honoring the sanctity of life.
Many have challenged me stating that Obama is Christian. I challenge ANY supposed or self-professed Christian or believer in God or Allah to examine their values in their vote. Even if a Christian/Jew/Muslim might say they are pro-choice (how I don't know), even the most secular must realize that a LIFE born is ALIVE and worth saving. Anything otherwise is murder, infanticide, and contrary to Christian beliefs on LIFE.
Those who denounce Obama's beliefs KNOW he LIES when he says he is Christian. He practices a 'non-Christian' version of a religion from the Rev. Wright Church. But this is another issue...
Obama's own words have shown that he does not value life. When asked when life began he stated the answer was 'above his pay grade' and he would not take a theological stand. When one denounces a life unborn, born and not saveable, then one can easily denounce ANY life as unworthy.
For further info, YES infants are Born Alive in abortions. Those involving saline regularly have live births. Saline: mother injected with saline, infant breathes in saline and it burns inside and out, baby is expelled....can live.....
Partial-birth: womb is dilated to allow baby to be turned breech to be delivered, on purpose, feet first (if head comes out it is a live birth--abortable if only feet out). Scissors are inserted at base of skull and opened to allow a suction machine to suck out brains then head collapses and baby delivered...babies have survived this as well....
Abortions are allowed into the 9th month.........when you hold the feet in your hands how can you call it 'beyond your pay grade' to state it is LIFE?
VOTE your conscience......VOTE your beliefs....VOTE your values....What do YOU value???
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
1) $120,349. Other People's Money--"Senator Obama received more political contribution money from now-collapsed mortgage banks Fannie Mae [Federal National Mortgage Association] and Freddie Mac [Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp] than all but of the 353 other senators and congressmen. Even more dramatic is the fact that 19 years (from 1989 - 2008) of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac political contribution statistics show Senator Obama received his $120,349 despite having been in the U.S. Senate for just three years."
2) $195,000. Other People's Money--- Michelle Obama received a $195,000 raise (to $316,962 in 2005 from $121,910 in 2004); subsequently, in 2006, Senator Obama requested a $1,000,000 earmark for Mrs. Obama's employer, the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she handles "community outreach" "
3) $1,000,000. Other People's Money. ---Michelle Obama received a $195,000 raise (to $316,962 in 2005 from $121,910 in 2004); subsequently, in 2006, Senator Obama requested a $1,000,000 earmark for Mrs. Obama's employer, the University of Chicago Hospitals, where she handles "community outreach" -
4) $250,000. Other People's Money---250,000. Mr. Rezko is a long-time associate of Senator Obama and was his first substantial financial backer. Also, "when Obama bought his $1.65 million South Side home, there was an adjacent landscaped lot, which Rezko's wife purchased on the same day for the full asking price of $625,000." [see #5 below].
5) $625,000. Other People's Money---Senator Obama and his wife, Michelle, purchased a $1.65 million Georgian revival mansion in Chicago, where they now reside. While wealthy Syrian-born Chicago slumlord Tony Rezko was already known to be under federal investigation, the senator approached Mr. Rezko about purchasing the two adjoining properties, then toured the home with Mr. Rezko (now a convicted felon on those charges). Soon after Senator Obama bought the mansion for $300,000 less than the asking price. On the same day, Mr. Rezko's wife purchased the adjoining vacant lot for the full asking price of $625,000.
6) $75,000. Other People's Money---In 2001 the Woods Fund gave a $40,000 financial aid grant to a group with ties to the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) -- the Arab American Action Network -- which was co-founded by radical Columbia University professor Rashid Khalidi and whose president is conveniently Mr. Khalidi's wife, Mona. In 2002, the Woods Fund gave the Arab American Action Network a second gift of $35,000. Mr. Khalidi and his wife are successful fundraisers for Senator Obama.---see info on Ayers and Obama to this information...
7) $325,000. Other People's Money---As a state senator Obama directed $225,000 of Illinois taxpayers' money, and later as a U.S. Senator earmarked another $100,000 in federal tax money, for programs run by radical political activist and Catholic priest (now removed from his church), Father Michael Pfleger of St. Sabina Roman Catholic Church on Chicago's South Side. Senator Obama identified Father Pfleger, with whom he has been involved for 20 years, as "a key source of spiritual guidance."Senator Obama has said he never saw Wright's views as being "particularly controversial." Rev. Wright connection......Perhaps that is why he secured $325,000 in tax dollars for his radical friend's community (organizing?) events.
8) $15,000,000. Other People's Money (yes, you read that right, $15 million) --- Over the past 15 years Senator Barack Obama's church, Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago, Illinois, and its pastor, Senator Obama's "spiritual mentor" Reverend Jeremiah Wright has received $15,000,000 in grant money from the federal government. Senator Obama has been a church member for 20 years.
9) $100,000,000. Other People's Money (and again, yes, you read that right, $100 million)---The Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) was established in 1995 after a $49.2 million grant proposal by Obama friend and unrepentant-terrorist-bomber-now-educator William AyersThe C.A.C.'s own final technical report issued in 2003 repeatedly noted that it was an utter failure.
In order to receive the grant money, an equivalent amount of matching funds had to be raised. $110 million quickly was, $1,000,000 of which was awarded by the Wood's Fund -- the "progressive" non-profit organization of which both Senator Obama and William Ayers were board members. see article
10) $0 , at last,... Obama Dollars --- the senator's half-brother, George Hussein Onyango Obama, lives in dire poverty in a tiny, collapsing, dirt-floored hut on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya. According to Kenyan-born George Obama (who is pictured outside his hut in the Telegraph U.K. newspaper as well as Vanity Fair magazine (Italian edition) and the Chicago Sun-Times) he exists on approximately $1 a month. Senator Barack Obama met with him in 2006, and had already been a United States Senator for at least a year.
Other people's money is one thing. Obama dollars are something else. There is a lesson here on the man's friends and family, and most importantly, his character
Take the test and see where you stand. Read the questions CAREFULLY....and to think....not ONE question on race......and I oppose him 96% of the time. It gets to the heart of the ISSUES
"Despite having authored two autobiographies, Barack Obama has never written about his most important executive experience. From 1995 to 1999, he led an education foundation called the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC), and remained on the board until 2001. The group poured more than $100 million into the hands of community organizers and radical education activists."
The Obama campaign has fought to keep this information out of the public....
"The Obama campaign has struggled to downplay that association. Last April, Sen. Obama dismissed Mr. Ayers as just "a guy who lives in my neighborhood," and "not somebody who I exchange ideas with on a regular basis." Yet documents in the CAC archives make clear that Mr. Ayers and Mr. Obama were partners in the CAC. Those archives are housed in the Richard J. Daley Library at the University of Illinois at Chicago and I've recently spent days looking through them."
"The Daley archives show that Mr. Obama and Mr. Ayers worked as a team to advance the CAC agenda.
One unsettled question is how Mr. Obama, a former community organizer fresh out of law school, could vault to the top of a new foundation?"..... "Yet the archives show that.......No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval."
The bulk of the article can be seen here...http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122212856075765367.html
Kurtz concludes with..."The Obama campaign has cried foul when Bill Ayers comes up, claiming "guilt by association." Yet the issue here isn't guilt by association; it's guilt by participation. As CAC chairman, Mr. Obama was lending moral and financial support to Mr. Ayers and his radical circle. That is a story even if Mr. Ayers had never planted a single bomb 40 years ago.
Mr. Kurtz is a senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center."
"Related... Investor's Business Daily writes on Obama and "The Audacity of Socialism."
Monday, September 22, 2008
From the days of FDR, the vast majority of American Jews have identified with the Democratic Party almost if it were their religion. This included most especially secular Jews like me whose blasé attitude toward their faith and toward religious observance in general made such a replacement all the more important emotionally. This same Jewish majority also identified with the cause of social justice and, as Barack Obama among many others has noted, were some of the most active participants in the civil rights movement of the Fifties and Sixties. That was all how it should have been and was a perfectly logical and praiseworthy epoch in the development of our country.
Hello – those days are over! The events leading up to Monday’s anti-Ahmadinejad demonstration by Jewish organizations at the UN put the final nail in an already long-moldering coffin. Jews should no longer align themselves with the Democratic Party any more than they should align with the Republicans. They should act and think for themselves, devoid of ideological or partisan bias. They should first be Americans, not Democratic Party Americans.
The reasons for this are many, but paramount among them is that being hostage to one political party is tantamount to giving up your freedom and relinquishing your ability to confront reality and act in your own interest, not to mention the interest of others. Many Jewish Americans still do this for reasons that are at best sentimental and nostalgic, and at worst self-destructive. But a tipping point may be approaching. The virtual night of the long knives played out between the Democratic Party and various Jewish organizations surrounding the Iran demonstration, including allegations that party operatives were threatening the loss of tax exempt status over Sarah Palin’s appearance, with more unpleasant revelations undoubtedly to come, is obviously causing people to reconsider this allegiance to the Democratic Party that approaches fealty.
I urge my fellow Jews to keep thinking about this and not to retreat into the cocoon-like safety of an outmoded tradition. Change is difficult. But remember that Hillary Clinton – that paragon of the Democratic Party, a woman who calls herself a “progressive” (oh, desecration of the English language!) – was willing to forego the protest of the man who is arguably the most significant enemy of the Jews since Hitler for partisan and (most likely) personal pique reasons. How morally repellent is that!
And then Joseph Biden told us he was busy–too busy to protest a nuclear-armed madman who fervently believes that his mysterious Twelfth Imam (Mahdi) is destined to unite a chaotic globe under Allah. (And don’t tell me that evangelicals believe similar things. If you think there is an equation between evangelicals and Khomeinist Islamists, you need a cold bath.)
No, those Democrats thought of themselves and their party first, the citizens of this country and the world later. When Republicans behave in a similar reprehensible manner, we should condemn them with all ferocity. But fellow Jews, stop being slaves to the Democratic Party. End this illicit love affair – not just for your own good, but for the good of humanity.
Rush Limbaugh has recently been on the receiving end of Obama racism when his radio show was cut and spliced with interviews and sketches over the last 20 years to create racist and slanderous ads linking Rush and McCain together. These ads were then played to the spanish speaking community. The ads are a blatant fabrication and symbolic o f the depths to which the Obama campaign will lie and sink to win.
Obama supporters are vehemently deny their messianic leader lies; as the same ads prove his overt and outrageous deceit........
Limbaugh writes in the Wall Street Journal, "But Barack Obama -- the supposedly postpartisan, postracial candidate of hope and change -- has gone where few modern candidates have gone before.
Mr. Obama's campaign is now trafficking in prejudice of its own making. And in doing so, it is playing with political dynamite. What kind of potential president would let his campaign knowingly extract two incomplete, out-of-context lines from two radio parodies and build a framework of hate around them in order to exploit racial tensions? The segregationists of the 1950s and 1960s were famous for such vile fear-mongering. (ads follow...)"
"Much of the media that is uninterested in Mr. Obama's connections to unrepentant 1970s Weather Underground terrorist William Ayers and Rev. Jeremiah Wright have so far gone along with the attempt to tie me to Mr. McCain. But Mr. McCain and I have not agreed on how to address illegal immigration. While I am heartened by his willingness to start by securing the borders, it is no secret that we have fundamental differences on illegal immigration.
And more to the point, these sound bites are a deception, and Mr. Obama knows it. The first sound bite was extracted from a 1993 humorous monologue poking fun at the arguments against the North American Free Trade Agreement."
"The malignant aspect of this is that Mr. Obama and his advisers know exactly what they are doing. They had to listen to both monologues or read the transcripts. They then had to pick the particular excerpts they used in order to create a commercial of distortions. Their hoped-for result is to inflame racial tensions. In doing this, Mr. Obama and his advisers have demonstrated a pernicious contempt for American society.
We've made much racial progress in this country.
Any candidate who employs the tactics of the old segregationists is unworthy of the presidency. (Rush Limbaugh)
The people that ignore the blatant deceit and lies from Obama and his group are the TRUE bigots and hate-mongers of this country. It is hard to associate with people who are willing to divide America down racial lines instead of looking at the facts of this campaign and this candidate. AP and Washington Post sources are already proving to be untruthful, spurious and at times almost illegal.......facts they are NOT.
When Obama's personal record, Senate record, and life could not stand the critical test in the media then his campaign sunk to the lowest level....
this is a man that feels he has nothing to lose if he unleashes the 'race card' on the American public......behind the curtain was only an unqualified, social/marxist/racist man..........
September 22, 2008 - 11:07 ET
For many years the President and his Administration have not only warned of the systemic consequences of financial turmoil at a housing government-sponsored enterprise (GSE) but also put forward thoughtful plans to reduce the risk that either Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac would encounter such difficulties. President Bush publicly called for GSE reform 17 times in 2008 alone before Congress acted. Unfortunately, these warnings went unheeded, as the President's repeated attempts to reform the supervision of these entities were thwarted by the legislative maneuvering of those who emphatically denied there were problems.
See further warnings in the last 8 years: http://www.glennbeck.com/content/articles/article/198/15484/
Saturday, September 20, 2008
"Obama: Mary And Joseph Of BethlehemSeptember 20th, 2008
It’s clear Professor Obama thought he was amusing when he peppered the characters in his Constitutional Law exams with names that referenced real people.
But Mr. Obama also claims to be a longtime committed Christian.
Would a committed Christian write such a question using the names he used in his December 1997 Constitutional Law final examination:
Mary and Joseph, a married couple in their early fifties, are residents of Bethlehem City, which is located in Futura, a state in the United States of America. Last year, their 23 year old daughter, Dolly, a second-year medical student at Futura State University, was in a serious car accident. Dolly sustained severe head injuries as a result of the accident, and was already unconscious when removed from the wreck. Despite the best efforts of the doctors at Bethlehem Medical Center, Dolly has been in a persistent vegetative state for the past year. She survives only with the assistance of respiratory, feeding and hydration tubes, and shows no sign of brain function. Doctors have indicated to Mary and Joseph that Dolly has no prospects whatsoever for recovery, and that the removal of the life-support system currently in place will cause Dolly’s death…
Would a committed Christian name the child of Mary and Joseph of Bethlehem “Dolly”? (As in ‘baby doll.’ An inanimate representation of a human being. A plaything.)
Would a committed Christian then go on to have “Dolly” sustain an injury that puts her in a vegetative state?
Would a committed Christian write a examination that sub-textually deals with the cloning of the Christ child?
The angry left would see all of this as 'no big deal', but in denouncing it as unimportant they fail note that it just identifies Obama as Not muslim, NOT Christian, and certainly not jewish. No, it appears to place Obama squarely on the side of Atheism.......and THAT, coupled with his repeatedly lies about his FAITH, make him lacking in character, lacking in committment, lacking in integrity, and lacking in good judgment. Certainly not a man fit to run the country......
UPDATE: Obama's 20 year association with Rev. Wright is noted for this: "There is a profound difference between "black-liberation theology" and Christianity as conventionally understood. Trinity [Church] itself recognizes this difference, to the point where Wright, his followers, and his theological mentors often present conventional American Christianity as both false and evil. (Stanley Kurtz)