Friday, October 31, 2008
John McSame has been spreading scurrilous rumors that Obama is a "socialist". Ugly, horrible, right-wing lies from a lying Repug whose entire campaign has been one smear after another. Obama would be well within his rights to sue McSame for slander, or at the very least have him referred to a reeducation facility until such a time that a renewed Fairness Doctrine can silence such right-wing hate speech. But our future President is as merciful as he is witty, and chose instead to counter McShame's smears with a one-two punch of good ol' progressive humor.
"I don't know what's next. By the end of the week, he'll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich."
And that's all Obama wants to do, really. He just wants to share his peanut butter and jelly sandwich with all the people of this country. Well, not quite everyone. Just those who need it the most. And it's not exactly HIS peanut butter and jelly sandwich he wants to share, either. After 8 long years of Bush's failed capitalist policies, the nation's peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are now unfairly concentrated in the hands of a small few. While the proletariat has been living hand to mouth, the richest 1% have been gorging themselves on sandwiches made from the peanut butter and jelly of the working class. In fact, the sole reason you don't have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich is because a rich guy somewhere has two. Obama just wants to liberate a few peanut butter and jelly sandwiches from their greedy cakeholes and spread them around a little, so that all Americans can have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. It's not Socialism, it's compassion. And President Obama plans to be pretty compassionate with other peoples' peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, believe you me. "
(Interrupted to add: Y'all I had a complaint of the label I used which was actually copied from a comment so I edited it to use a new and more correct label because although black and white do describe people it is very wrong to use so now with the updated and corrected description.)
Y'all a woman really said this!! She did. It is all in context of the ObaMessiah, who is already talking about lowering expectations of change by the way because reality is sinking in and he will disappoint. He is not who he claims to be. Oceans will not change for him. Click the link to hear her. It is the last :30 of the tape.
And please remember:
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, always followed by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years. Great nations rise and fall. The people go from bondage to spiritual truth, to great courage, from courage to liberty, from liberty to abundance, from abundance to selfishness, from selfishness to complacency, from complacency to apathy, from apathy to dependence, from dependence back again to bondage."
Anyway, my mom this morning was in town for an early Bible study and I called her to ask her to drop by afterward. I got G dressed and oh how cute she looked. But the cuffed-jeans were "like a widdle bit too tight" and the scarf I was going to tie in her pony caused tears. She didn't want to wear a ribbon. My mom loved the outfit and tried to convince G of the scarf but it was an absolute no go!! Literally tears, can you believe it?
And I can see why. Please take the time to watch and truly listen. It is more than feeling and finances. It is more than taxes and rhetoric. It is about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. There are few guarantees in this world. Let's not guarantee our loss of freedom to a socialist president. Let's not lose more lives to an abortion minded president. Let's continue to pursue our happiness under a man who understands how freedom works. Vote McCain-Palin on November 4.
Read all about it here. Another relative found poor and living in extreme poverty while the Obamessiah spends 3 million dollars of campaign funds, which he shouldn't have except that he hypocritically opted out of the campaign finance system after promising to use it, on an infomercail all about himself. This is the favorite aunt described in Obamessiah's book.
"Speaking outside her home in Flaherty Way, South Boston, on Tuesday, Onyango, 56, confirmed she was the "Auntie Zeituni" in Obama's memoir. She declined to answer most other questions about her relationship with the presidential contender until after the November 4 election.
"'I can't talk about it, I just pray for him, that's all,' she said, adding: 'After the 4th, I can talk to anyone.'"
by Larry Elder
"Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama wants you -- to redistribute your wealth.
"In Obamas highly publicized encounter with Joseph Wurzelbacher -- aka Joe the Plumber -- the candidate said he wanted to use taxpayers money to spread the wealth. A gutsy local Orlando television anchor interviewed Democratic vice presidential contender Joe Biden:
"Anchor: You may recognize this famous quote: From each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs. Thats from Karl Marx. How is Senator Obama not being a Marxist if he intends to spread the wealth around?
"Biden: Are you joking? Is this a joke?
"Biden: Or is that a real question?
"Anchor: Thats a question.
"The none-too-happy Biden denied that Obama wants to spread the wealth -- even though Obama used that exact term. When later given a chance on Good Morning America to retract, refute or moderate the statement he made to Joe the Plumber, Obama stood his ground.
"Co-host: Any regrets that you ... said spread the wealth?
"Obama: Not at all. Look, if John McCains best argument is that he wants to continue the same Bush tax cuts for the very wealthiest Americans it will prevent the economy from recovering.
Now comes a 2001 Chicago radio interview with then Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama. If you look at the victories and failures of the civil rights movement and its litigation strategy in the court, said Obama, the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth It didnt break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution.
"Redistribution of wealth? Essential constraints?
"Calling it congressional overreach, the Supreme Court routinely struck down major portions of considered Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal. They considered it an assault on the Constitution. Only when FDR threatened to pack the court with New Deal-friendly justices, did the court crumble and begin to interpret the Constitution through the eyes of Roosevelts collectivist eyes.
"The framers of the Constitution expected a limited federal government. They viewed the Constitution as a contract between citizens and government, designed to restrain the fed from undue intrusion into our bedrooms and our wallets. For example, the father of the Constitution, James Madison, vehemently objected to a 1792 congressional appropriation of $15,000 to assist some French refugees. Madison wrote, I cannot undertake to lay my finger on that article of the Constitution which granted a right to Congress of expending, on objects of benevolence, the money of their constituents.
"But rarely does a politician -- even a leftist Democrat -- flat-out say he intends to take money out of Pocket A and put it into Pocket B in order to spread the wealth. Usually politicians justify the money and power grab by calling it an investment. Or they falsely and unconstitutionally call things like health care, education or job training civil rights.
"The issue to Obama turns not on whether government exists to redistribute the wealth, but on how it should be done. But he intends for it to be done.
"Expect an Obama presidency to try and spread the wealth in two ways -- through Congress and through the courts. He first wants to raise taxes -- income, payroll, capital gains, dividends and estate -- on the so-called rich. After all, he calls this a matter of neighborliness. Biden calls it a matter of patriotism. Second, Obama wants to appoint judges who view the Constitution not as a contract, but as an obstacle to circumvent. We need somebody whos got the heart, the empathy, he said, in describing his standards for Supreme Court justices, to recognize what its like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what its like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And thats the criteria by which Im going to be selecting my judges.
"Through the feds so-called bailout of private firms and private actors -- with the approval of both Democrats and Republicans -- we now witness the greatest increase in federal power since the New Deal. More horrifying, America now stands on the brink of electing a filibuster-proof collectivist Democrat Congress with a nakedly collectivist Democrat president leading the charge.
"Wurzelbacher told me that he plans to campaign -- at his own request -- for John McCain. Why? He calls Obamas spread the wealth plan scary.
"Wish we could say it aint so, Joe."
Thursday, October 30, 2008
by Ken Blackwell
"Last week an enemy of the United States spoke out and endorsed an American presidential candidate – Senator Barack Obama. Taken with other recent developments, voters should be deeply disturbed with this embrace of Mr. Obama’s campaign to become the U.S. commander- in-chief.
"Ali Larijani is the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament, and was Iran’s representative to the United Nations who kept that international body from taking action regarding Iran’s program to expand its nuclear capabilities. On October 22, Speaker Larijani said that the regime in Iran would like to see Mr. Obama elected president.
"Mr. Larijani is not the first hostile foreign leader to endorse or be aligned with Mr. Obama. In April, top Hamas advisor Ahmed Yousef also endorsed Mr. Obama. Mr. Obama’s long-time associate and self-described Marxist, Bill Ayers, actively backs him. Mr. Obama’s mentor and two-decade long spiritual leader, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, traveled to Libya to meet with the controversial Moammar Gadhafi. His church published a pro-Hamas piece on Rev. Wright’s “Pastor’s Page.” The article defended terrorism against Israel and denied Israel’s right to exist.
Mr. Obama’s political alignments are alarming.
"Terrorist leaders never endorsed Bill Clinton, or Al Gore, or John Kerry. And to the best of my knowledge, terrorist leaders have never publicly supported a major party presidential nominee—until now.
"There’s more. The L.A. Times has video of Barack Obama toasting an anti-Israel activist associated with the Palestinians, and standing by as an anti-Semitic poem was read. We don’t know the details, because the L.A. Times—which has endorsed Mr. Obama—refuses to allow anyone to see the video.
"Also last week, someone said that electing Barack Obama would provoke America’s enemies to create an international crisis. If a Republican had made the charge, the media would be apoplectic. But they’re in a terrible bind because it was said by Mr. Obama’s running mate, Joe Biden.
"Senator Biden said if Mr. Obama is elected, within six months there will be an internationally “generated crisis,” with the sole purpose of testing Mr. Obama. 'Mark my words,' he ominously added, 'I guarantee you, it’s going to happen.'
"Mr. Biden is of the opinion that electing Mr. Obama would invite aggression from our enemies. That can only mean that Mr. Obama is seen as unready, indecisive and naïve. He says he didn’t mean that. But what other explanation is there? Mr. Biden mentioned Mr. Obama’s age. Why he would say that? It infers Mr. Obama is too inexperienced and untested to stand against foreign threats.
"This perception is understandable. Mr. Obama would be only the second president to never serve in uniform. He attended a church for twenty years where the pastor howls, “God damn America!” and worked with an unrepentant terrorist who bombed U.S. buildings.
"Add to that Mr. Obama’s promises. He pledges to de-fund our weapon development programs like missile defense, to cut defense spending on programs that he (with no military expertise) deems unwarranted, and seems to be appallingly deferential to foreign opinions.
"When Mr. Obama’s inexperience and defense cutting promises are taken with his arresting plan to meet with the despots of Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, Cuba and Syria without preconditions, you have an invitation for geo-political mischief.
"The highest priority for a U.S. president is safeguarding our nation as commander-in-chief.
Mr. Barack Obama is the most untested presidential candidate in a century, if not ever. Even Mr. Biden said several months ago that he should not be elected because he is not ready to be president. Mr. Biden condemned Mr. Obama’s vote to cut off funding for our troops currently in combat.
"These are devastating indictments from Mr. Obama’s running mate. It is equally devastating that terrorists are actively endorsing Mr. Obama, while the L.A. Times protects him. Americans should expect more and demand more."
by Christopher Merola
"Here we are, less than a week until the November 2008 elections and the “progressive” spin machine is in high gear. This progressive spin machine is comprised of the mainstream media and their friends in the Democrat party. Together, these two entities keep their message tight as they work for their utopian dream of a perfect world.
"However, this utopian dream must be financed. That is where you and I come in to play. Consider what Barack Obama has been saying throughout this campaign. He has consistently said that he will only raise tax rates on those whose income is $250,000 or more. Never mind that it is those very people who employ many Americans.
"The flaw in this line of thinking was exposed when Obama spoke with Joe Werzelbacher -- dubbed Joe the Plumber -- a blue-collar man from Ohio wanting to buy a plumbing business. Obama told Joe he wanted to “spread the wealth around.” In other words, taking a page from Karl Marx, Obama desires to redistribute our nation’s wealth.
"How will Obama and Congressional Democrats do this? The non-partisan Tax Policy Center stated that Obama would award refund checks “to eligible households even if they have no income tax liability.” The Tax Policy Center went on to mention that 60.7 million people who pay no income taxes would receive refund checks from Obama and the Democrat Congress. 60.7 million people!
"On the other hand, only 33.8 million people, who pay about 40 percent of all income taxes, will see any kind of refund. Here we see the progressive bait and switch routine in action.
"What do I mean by a progressive bait and switch? Well, for years the Democrats have been telling us that they are not liberal, they are just “progressive.” They figured out long ago that it is easier to digest voting for a politician that is progressive, as opposed to one that is overtly liberal. This shell game of semantics is designed to obfuscate and make us forget about what a liberal Democrat candidate truly stands for. Then, once in power, the Democrats show their true colors by raising taxes, redistributing that revenue and punishing those who desire to succeed.
"A perfect example of the Obama bait and switch routine can be found in the mantra he keeps repeating, where 95% of Americans will supposedly see a tax cut when he is elected president. Yet, only about 60% of Americans pay taxes. How can he give tax cuts to people who do not pay taxes? Through those aforementioned refund checks.
"Obama is not really offering a tax cut at all. He is engaging in the confiscation and the subsequent redistribution of our money.
"There is another great concern for taxpayers with an Obama administration and a Democrat controlled Congress. On Jan 1, 2011, the Bush/Republican tax cuts will expire unless Congress acts. Obama has already said he will let them expire. As such, virtually all taxpayers will see income tax increases. The death tax will also be allowed to expire and that will harm not just the rich, but family farmers as well, who will be heavily taxed.
"Think about this. Family farmers will be punished via taxation by the Obama administration and a Democrat Congress for simply passing along their family business to the children. So will small business owners. This will be on top of the tax increase the Democrats will use to give refund checks to those 60.7 million Americans who pay no income taxes.
"In reality, there is nothing progressive about these tax policies. These are regressive tax policies aimed at buying votes.
"Yet, the spin designed to cover up the Democrat plans continue with the help of the media. They continue to claim that Obama and the Democrat Congress will cut our taxes and only raise tax rates on the rich. Bill Clinton made the same outrageous claim when running for President in 1992. Clinton promised a middle class tax cut and said that he would only raise taxes on the rich.
Well, the average American was surprised to find out that we were all rich when the Democrats in Congress passed, and Bill Clinton signed into law, the largest income tax increase in American history.
"If you are still not convinced of the Democrats’ progressive bait and switch routine, think about Barack Obama’s radio interview in 2001 with Chicago Public Radio, WBEZ. During the interview Obama showed his disdain for the founding fathers and the Constitution by saying that the Constitution was flawed. How was it flawed? According to Obama, the Constitution was flawed because it did not allow the Supreme Court to redistribute the wealth of hard working Americans. He then adds a caveat by saying the Congress can redistribute the wealth. Did we get that? Obama believes it is the job of Congress to take our money and give it away.
"The Democrats in Congress are more than willing to comply. Just last week, House Democrats invited liberal Democrat professor, Teresa Ghilarducci, to testify before Chairman George Miller’s (D-CA) Education and Labor Committee. The director of the Congressional Budget Office, Peter Orszag, referenced the loss of some $2 trillion in retirement savings over the past 15 months. Ghilarducci stated at that hearing that she had the solution for the loss of those retirement savings.
"Ghilarducci offered a plan where the federal government would give American workers a $600 annual inflation-adjusted subsidy from the U.S. government, with the requirement that American workers invest no more than 5 percent of their pay into a retirement account administered by the Social Security Administration.
"The money in turn would be invested in special government bonds that would pay 3 percent a year, adjusted for inflation.
"In other words, the federal government would take over our retirement plans and place it into the Social Security budget. If that is not socialism, I don’t know what is.
"The dirty little secret concerning Social Security is the fact that Congress has already taken all the money out of the Social Security trust fund. In 1967, Democrat President, Lyndon Johnson, along with a larger Democrat majority in Congress, elected in 1966, took all the money out of the Social Security trust fund and placed it into the general fund. What did they replace our retirement money with? Nothing but IOU’s called G-Notes.
"Will Obama actually go along with Ghilarducci’s scheme? The same scheme embraced by some Congressional Democrats? Obama has already said he wants to make 401(k) savings mandatory. In other words, yes, he will make the confiscation of our retirement money mandatory, and then redistribute that money to the Social Security Administration, where they can rob that trust fund once again.
"Make no mistake, a larger Democrat majority in Congress, along with an Obama administration, will lead to a series of socialistic plans that involve the confiscation and redistribution of our hard earned wealth. That is the change that Obama and the Democrats want for us. Yet, change is all we will have left in our pockets when they are done robbing us blind.
"This will all be done for our own good they will say. All under the guise of a progressive bait and switch."
And did you all hear on the Obamercial he declared that folks making under $200,000 wouldn't see a tax increase? What happened to the $250,000? And we will see a tax increase because he will let the Bush tax relief expire which will increase every working person's taxes. I guess to the Obamessiah that isn't an increase as we shouldn't have had it in the first place?
by Thomas Sowell
"Some elections are routine, some are important and some are historic. If Senator John McCain wins this election, it will probably go down in history as routine. But if Senator Barack Obama wins, it is more likely to be historic-- and catastrophic.
"Once the election is over, the glittering generalities of rhetoric and style will mean nothing. Everything will depend on performance in facing huge challenges, domestic and foreign.
Performance is where Barack Obama has nothing to show for his political career, either in Illinois or in Washington.
"Policies that he proposes under the banner of "change" are almost all policies that have been tried repeatedly in other countries-- and failed repeatedly in other countries.
"Politicians telling businesses how to operate? That's been tried in countries around the world, especially during the second half of the 20th century. It has failed so often and so badly that even socialist and communist governments were freeing up their markets by the end of the century.
"The economies of China and India began their take-off into high rates of growth when they got rid of precisely the kinds of policies that Obama is advocating for the United States under the magic mantra of 'change.'"
"Putting restrictions on international trade in order to save jobs at home? That was tried here with the Hawley-Smoot tariff during the Great Depression.
"Unemployment was 9 percent when that tariff was passed to save jobs, but unemployment went up instead of down, and reached 25 percent before the decade was over.
"Higher taxes to "spread the well around," as Obama puts it? The idea of redistributing wealth has turned into the reality of redistributing poverty, in countries where wealth has fled and the production of new wealth has been stifled by a lack of incentives.
"Economic disasters, however, may pale by comparison with the catastrophe of Iran with nuclear weapons. Glib rhetoric about Iran being "a small country," as Obama called it, will be a bitter irony for Americans who will have to live in the shadow of a nuclear threat that cannot be deterred, as that of the Soviet Union could be, by the threat of a nuclear counter-attack.
"Suicidal fanatics cannot be deterred. If they are willing to die and we are not, then we are at their mercy-- and they have no mercy. Moreover, once they get nuclear weapons, that is a situation which cannot be reversed, either in this generation or in generations to come.
"Is this the legacy we wish to leave our children and grandchildren, by voting on the basis of style and symbolism, rather than substance?
"If Barack Obama thinks that such a catastrophe can be avoided by sitting down and talking with the leaders of Iran, then he is repeating a fallacy that helped bring on World War II.
"In a nuclear age, one country does not have to send troops to occupy another country in order to conquer it. A country is conquered if another country can dictate who rules it, as the Mongols once did with Russia, and as Osama bin Laden tried to do when he threatened retaliation against places in the United States that voted for George W. Bush. But he didn't have nuclear weapons to back up that threat-- yet.
"America has never been a conquered country, so it may be very hard for most Americans even to conceive what that can mean. After France was conquered in 1940, it was reduced to turning over some of its own innocent citizens to the Nazis to kill, just because those citizens were Jewish.
"Do you think our leaders wouldn't do that? Not even if the alternative was to see New York and Los Angeles go up in mushroom clouds? If I were Jewish, I wouldn't bet my life on that.
"What the Middle East fanatics want is not just our resources or even our lives, but our humiliation first, in whatever sadistic ways they can think of. Their lust for humiliation has already been repeatedly demonstrated in their videotaped beheadings that find such an eager market in the Middle East.
"None of this can be prevented by glib talk, but only by character, courage and decisive actions-- none of which Barack Obama has ever demonstrated."
Are you wondering about the title? Well, while completing the paperwork for the flu shot with all pertinent information (and race of course is pertinent to getting a flu shot, right?) the worker completes G's paperwork in front of me as G is right beside me. The worker is AA and marks "white" for G's race. Never-mind that she already saw her, and said how cute she was.
I said, "Um, she's not white; she is Chinese. That would be Asian/Pacific Islander, right there" pointing to the correct box. She looked at me then at G and back to me. She marked through her initial check and marked the Asian box. I took it to the next lady who also did the double take on the mark at me and G and back then waved us on.
I thought, poor G being defined by with whom she is as opposed to who she is. So she is white by association. How confusing that is.
"(CNN) -- You may have heard that Wednesday night Barack Obama will be on five different TV networks speaking directly to the American people.
"He bought 30 minutes of airtime from the different networks, a very expensive purchase. But hey, he can afford it. Barack Obama is loaded, way more loaded than John McCain, way more loaded than any presidential candidate has ever been at this stage of the campaign.
"Just to throw a number out: He has raised well over $600 million since the start of his campaign, close to what George Bush and John Kerry raised combined in 2004.
"Without question, Obama has set the bar at new height with a truly staggering sum of cash. And that is why as we approach this November, it is worth reminding ourselves what Barack Obama said last November.
"One year ago, he made a promise. He pledged to accept public financing and to work with the Republican nominee to ensure that they both operated within those limits.
"Then it became clear to Sen. Obama and his campaign that he was going to be able to raise on his own far more cash than he would get with public financing. So Obama went back on his word.
He broke his promise and he explained it by arguing that the system is broken and that Republicans know how to work the system to their advantage. He argued he would need all that cash to fight the ruthless attacks of 527s, those independent groups like the Swift Boat Veterans. It's funny though, those attacks never really materialized.
"The Washington Post pointed out recently that the bad economy has meant a cash shortage among the 527s and that this election year they have been far less influential.
"The courageous among Obama's own supporters concede this decision was really made for one reason, simply because it was to Obama's financial advantage.
"On this issue today, former Sen. Bob Kerrey of Nebraska, an Obama supporter, writes in The New York Post, 'a hypocrite is a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue -- who acts in contradiction to his or her stated beliefs or feelings. And that, it seems to me, is what we are doing now.'
"For this last week, Sen. Obama will be rolling in dough. His commercials, his get-out-the-vote effort will, as the pundits have said, dwarf the McCain campaign's final push. But in fairness, you have to admit, he is getting there in part on a broken promise."
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
In that moment my heart filled up with protectiveness for her over her mistake of words. I can't explain it but at that moment I wanted freezin' and starvin' to be the same. I told her that I was "freezin'" and she repeated "freezin'" back to me. As we were settled, quiet and lying in the dark I said, "G, I love you so much." She said, "Mama, why you said that?" I just told her that I did, and I said it because it was true!
So, is any body else out there "starvin'?"
You guessed it , an Anon commenter
Unassociated Fictional Press
The Government of The Peoples Republic of China has unanimously
endorsed McCain/Palin for President of the United States.
"They are our kind of leaders!" says a Government spokesperson.
"They understand that business and the government should be in control,
not the silly workers, or 'people' as they sometimes call themselves.
Also, we understand the Republic concept. It is Democracy we find
A leading General, who wished to remain anonymous, had this to say
about President McCain: "We planted many post-hypnotic suggestions
in our former P.O.W.'s mind and we are beside ourselves with
anticipation at having the opportunity to trigger them and have control
of the white house without even having to wage a war..."
"And if that fails," a second anonymous official pipes in "it's not like
George W. Bush did not already sell it to us anyway."
P.S. We sure hope that Sarah Palin and her corrupt comrade Ted Stevens dream of a free Alaska comes true someday so we can do serious business."
Now, first of all I must say the Chinese government can be quite sneaky, but this anon commenter missed the time. You see the Chinese didn't implant anything in the heads of Vietnam POWs, but they did in the baby girls that we are currently adopting. So when our girls turn 18-20 ish the Chinese government will flip a switch, and watch out, there will be an all female army of angry adult adoptees!!
"The anointed one's pilgrimage to the Holy Land is a miracle in action - and a blessing to all his faithful followers
"And it came to pass, in the eighth year of the reign of the evil Bush the Younger (The Ignorant), when the whole land from the Arabian desert to the shores of the Great Lakes had been laid barren, that a Child appeared in the wilderness.
"The Child was blessed in looks and intellect. Scion of a simple family, offspring of a miraculous union, grandson of a typical white person and an African peasant. And yea, as he grew, the Child walked in the path of righteousness, with only the occasional detour into the odd weed and a little blow.
"When he was twelve years old, they found him in the temple in the City of Chicago, arguing the finer points of community organisation with the Prophet Jeremiah and the Elders. And the Elders were astonished at what they heard and said among themselves: 'Verily, who is this Child that he opens our hearts and minds to the audacity of hope?'
"In the great Battles of Caucus and Primary he smote the conniving Hillary, wife of the deposed King Bill the Priapic and their barbarian hordes of Working Class Whites.
"And so it was, in the fullness of time, before the harvest month of the appointed year, the Child ventured forth - for the first time - to bring the light unto all the world.
"He travelled fleet of foot and light of camel, with a small retinue that consisted only of his loyal disciples from the tribe of the Media. He ventured first to the land of the Hindu Kush, where the
Taleban had harboured the viper of al-Qaeda in their bosom, raining terror on all the world.
"And the Child spake and the tribes of Nato immediately loosed the Caveats that had previously bound them. And in the great battle that ensued the forces of the light were triumphant. For as long as the Child stood with his arms raised aloft, the enemy suffered great blows and the threat of terror was no more.
"From there he went forth to Mesopotamia where he was received by the great ruler al-Maliki, and al-Maliki spake unto him and blessed his Sixteen Month Troop Withdrawal Plan even as the imperial warrior Petraeus tried to destroy it.
"And lo, in Mesopotamia, a miracle occurred. Even though the Great Surge of Armour that the evil Bush had ordered had been a terrible mistake, a waste of vital military resources and doomed to end in disaster, the Child's very presence suddenly brought forth a great victory for the forces of the light.
"And the Persians, who saw all this and were greatly fearful, longed to speak with the Child and saw that the Child was the bringer of peace. At the mention of his name they quickly laid aside their intrigues and beat their uranium swords into civil nuclear energy ploughshares.
"From there the Child went up to the city of Jerusalem, and entered through the gate seated on an ass. The crowds of network anchors who had followed him from afar cheered “Hosanna” and waved great palm fronds and strewed them at his feet.
"In Jerusalem and in surrounding Palestine, the Child spake to the Hebrews and the Arabs, as the Scripture had foretold. And in an instant, the lion lay down with the lamb, and the Israelites and Ishmaelites ended their long enmity and lived for ever after in peace.
"As word spread throughout the land about the Child's wondrous works, peoples from all over flocked to hear him; Hittites and Abbasids; Obamacons and McCainiacs; Cameroonians and Blairites.
"And they told of strange and wondrous things that greeted the news of the Child's journey. Around the world, global temperatures began to decline, and the ocean levels fell and the great warming was over.
"The Great Prophet Algore of Nobel and Oscar, who many had believed was the anointed one, smiled and told his followers that the Child was the one generations had been waiting for.
"And there were other wonderful signs. In the city of the Street at the Wall, spreads on interbank interest rates dropped like manna from Heaven and rates on credit default swaps fell to the ground as dead birds from the almond tree, and the people who had lived in foreclosure were able to borrow again.
"Black gold gushed from the ground at prices well below $140 per barrel. In hospitals across the land the sick were cured even though they were uninsured. And all because the Child had pronounced it.
"And this is the testimony of one who speaks the truth and bears witness to the truth so that you might believe. And he knows it is the truth for he saw it all on CNN and the BBC and in the pages of The New York Times.
"Then the Child ventured forth from Israel and Palestine and stepped onto the shores of the Old Continent. In the land of Queen Angela of Merkel, vast multitudes gathered to hear his voice, and he preached to them at length.
"But when he had finished speaking his disciples told him the crowd was hungry, for they had had nothing to eat all the hours they had waited for him.
"And so the Child told his disciples to fetch some food but all they had was five loaves and a couple of frankfurters. So he took the bread and the frankfurters and blessed them and told his disciples to feed the multitudes. And when all had eaten their fill, the scraps filled twelve baskets.
"Thence he travelled west to Mount Sarkozy. Even the beauteous Princess Carla of the tribe of the Bruni was struck by awe and she was great in love with the Child, but he was tempted not.
"On the Seventh Day he walked across the Channel of the Angles to the ancient land of the hooligans. There he was welcomed with open arms by the once great prophet Blair and his successor, Gordon the Leper, and his successor, David the Golden One.
"And suddenly, with the men appeared the archangel Gabriel and the whole host of the heavenly choir, ranks of cherubim and seraphim, all praising God and singing: 'Yes, We Can.'"
And people wonder why we on the Right (side) say ObaMessiah in jest or wonder why he is compared to Hitler. You know before Hitler started killing the Jews (although it was his intention from the beginning) he came in as an economic savior and was well loved by all Germany. Even the Jews didn't have a clue how bad he would be.
Personally, I think he is closer to Jimmeh Cahteh than anyone. I remember the poor presidency of Cahteh and I was in like 2nd grade for part of it. I remember it being bad!!
And I just thought this satirical article was too funny not to post!
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
1. I can't stand for someone to whisper in my ear. G is at the age of wanting to tell "secrets" and her "secrets" take too long so I can't let her tell me any!!
2. I can't stand to hear adding machines being used if the print function is on nor can I bear hearing someone type on a computer.
3. I drink roughly 60 oz of coffee a day but it is very doctored with flavored creamer and sugar.
4. Chocolate pudding makes me gag. As does sharing food.
5. The smell of popcorn makes me gag too, although I like buttered popcorn until it gets in my teeth which is why I don't eat it because it always gets in my teeth.
6. I can't stand to be hugged by anyone other than G or by the guys I date (obviously only when dating and only one at a time). I didn't grow up in a huggie touchie family and we all bristle when hugged by one another. I will say I am not as big a germ-a-phobe as my sister, though.
7. I can remember a face and odd bits of information about a person but I am terrible at remembering the names of them until I introduce them incorrectly and that embarrassment is burned into my memory.
Can you pick out all the odd sensory issue stuff I have? It is all over this list and here is a freebie: I can't stand itchy stuff. Cashmere and wool make my skin crawl and turn bright red. If it isn't soft knit to the touch then I can't wear it. I don't like things tight around my waist either (of course I
Now consider yourself tagged and link back to me so I can see it!! I mean we are all friends in this blogosphere so you might as well share your quirks!! I did.
I forgot to add this other quirk so an added second bonus: I never wanted to grow up. I always wanted to just be with my parents and never grow up ever!
Also in the news on the abortion front, in Florida, steps are being taken to bring to justice abortion providers who allowed a baby survivor of an abortion attempt to die alone. Her name was Baby Shanice. Her body was found in a biohazard bag on the roof of the abortion clinic. "Abortionist Belkis Gonzales then put the baby in a biohazard bag and put her on the clinic's roof 'to conceal her body from police.' Allegedly, there was no attempt to save Shanice's life." Her body was finally was laid to rest 27 months after her murder. "Sullinger says Dr. Alan Keyes will give the eulogy at Shanice's funeral." Read the entire article here. All life is sacred and valuable. There is no such thing as a baby being a punishment. Now the baby's parents may be a punishment to the baby but not the other way 'round!
And last but not least, YEA! CA for doing something right and revoking San Francisco's status of being a city of refuge: Frisco's sanctuary policy revoked. Go here for this entire article. Strides are being made in the US to protect our freedoms from conception to natural death. Make your mark, vote on Nov. 4th for LIFE!!
Monday, October 27, 2008
Editor's note: Orson Scott Card is a Democrat and a newspaper columnist, and in this opinion piece he takes on both while lamenting the current state of journalism.
"An open letter to the local daily paper — almost every local daily paper in America:
"I remember reading All the President's Men and thinking: That's journalism. You do what it takes to get the truth and you lay it before the public, because the public has a right to know.
"This housing crisis didn't come out of nowhere. It was not a vague emanation of the evil Bush administration.
"It was a direct result of the political decision, back in the late 1990s, to loosen the rules of lending so that home loans would be more accessible to poor people. Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were authorized to approve risky loans.
"What is a risky loan? It's a loan that the recipient is likely not to be able to repay.
"The goal of this rule change was to help the poor — which especially would help members of minority groups. But how does it help these people to give them a loan that they can't repay? They get into a house, yes, but when they can't make the payments, they lose the house — along with their credit rating.
"They end up worse off than before.
"This was completely foreseeable and in fact many people did foresee it. One political party, in Congress and in the executive branch, tried repeatedly to tighten up the rules. The other party blocked every such attempt and tried to loosen them.
"Furthermore, Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were making political contributions to the very members of Congress who were allowing them to make irresponsible loans. (Though why quasi-federal agencies were allowed to do so baffles me. It's as if the Pentagon were allowed to contribute to the political campaigns of Congressmen who support increasing their budget.)
Isn't there a story here? Doesn't journalism require that you who produce our daily paper tell the truth about who brought us to a position where the only way to keep confidence in our economy was a $700 billion bailout? Aren't you supposed to follow the money and see which politicians were benefiting personally from the deregulation of mortgage lending?
"I have no doubt that if these facts had pointed to the Republican Party or to John McCain as the guilty parties, you would be treating it as a vast scandal. "Housing-gate," no doubt. Or "Fannie-gate."
"Instead, it was Senator Christopher Dodd and Congressman Barney Frank, both Democrats, who denied that there were any problems, who refused Bush administration requests to set up a regulatory agency to watch over Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, and who were still pushing for these agencies to go even further in promoting sub-prime mortgage loans almost up to the minute they failed.
"As Thomas Sowell points out in a TownHall.com essay entitled "Do Facts Matter?" ( http://snipurl.com/457townhall_com] ): "Alan Greenspan warned them four years ago. So did the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers to the President. So did Bush's Secretary of the Treasury."
"These are facts. This financial crisis was completely preventable. The party that blocked any attempt to prevent it was ... the Democratic Party. The party that tried to prevent it was ... the Republican Party.
"Yet when Nancy Pelosi accused the Bush administration and Republican deregulation of causing the crisis, you in the press did not hold her to account for her lie. Instead, you criticized Republicans who took offense at this lie and refused to vote for the bailout!
"What? It's not the liar, but the victims of the lie who are to blame?
"Now let's follow the money ... right to the presidential candidate who is the number-two recipient of campaign contributions from Fannie Mae.
"And after Franklin Raines, the CEO of Fannie Mae who made $90 million while running it into the ground, was fired for his incompetence, one presidential candidate's campaign actually consulted him for advice on housing.
"If that presidential candidate had been John McCain, you would have called it a major scandal and we would be getting stories in your paper every day about how incompetent and corrupt he was.
"But instead, that candidate was Barack Obama, and so you have buried this story, and when the McCain campaign dared to call Raines an "adviser" to the Obama campaign — because that campaign had sought his advice — you actually let Obama's people get away with accusing McCain of lying, merely because Raines wasn't listed as an official adviser to the Obama campaign.
"You would never tolerate such weasely nit-picking from a Republican.
"If you who produce our local daily paper actually had any principles, you would be pounding this story, because the prosperity of all Americans was put at risk by the foolish, short-sighted, politically selfish, and possibly corrupt actions of leading Democrats, including Obama.
"If you who produce our local daily paper had any personal honor, you would find it unbearable to let the American people believe that somehow Republicans were to blame for this crisis.
"There are precedents. Even though President Bush and his administration never said that Iraq sponsored or was linked to 9/11, you could not stand the fact that Americans had that misapprehension — so you pounded us with the fact that there was no such link. (Along the way, you created the false impression that Bush had lied to them and said that there was a connection.)
"If you had any principles, then surely right now, when the American people are set to blame President Bush and John McCain for a crisis they tried to prevent, and are actually shifting to approve of Barack Obama because of a crisis he helped cause, you would be laboring at least as hard to correct that false impression.
"Your job, as journalists, is to tell the truth. That's what you claim you do, when you accept people's money to buy or subscribe to your paper.
"But right now, you are consenting to or actively promoting a big fat lie — that the housing crisis should somehow be blamed on Bush, McCain, and the Republicans. You have trained the American people to blame everything bad — even bad weather — on Bush, and they are responding as you have taught them to.
"If you had any personal honor, each reporter and editor would be insisting on telling the truth — even if it hurts the election chances of your favorite candidate.
"Because that's what honorable people do. Honest people tell the truth even when they don't like the probable consequences. That's what honesty means . That's how trust is earned.
"Barack Obama is just another politician, and not a very wise one. He has revealed his ignorance and naivete time after time — and you have swept it under the rug, treated it as nothing.
"Meanwhile, you have participated in the borking of Sarah Palin, reporting savage attacks on her for the pregnancy of her unmarried daughter — while you ignored the story of John Edwards's own adultery for many months.
"So I ask you now: Do you have any standards at all? Do you even know what honesty means?
Is getting people to vote for Barack Obama so important that you will throw away everything that journalism is supposed to stand for?
"You might want to remember the way the National Organization of Women threw away their integrity by supporting Bill Clinton despite his well-known pattern of sexual exploitation of powerless women. Who listens to NOW anymore? We know they stand for nothing; they have no principles.
"That's where you are right now.
"It's not too late. You know that if the situation were reversed, and the truth would damage McCain and help Obama, you would be moving heaven and earth to get the true story out there.
"If you want to redeem your honor, you will swallow hard and make a list of all the stories you would print if it were McCain who had been getting money from Fannie Mae, McCain whose campaign had consulted with its discredited former CEO, McCain who had voted against tightening its lending practices.
"Then you will print them, even though every one of those true stories will point the finger of blame at the reckless Democratic Party, which put our nation's prosperity at risk so they could feel good about helping the poor, and lay a fair share of the blame at Obama's door.
"You will also tell the truth about John McCain: that he tried, as a Senator, to do what it took to prevent this crisis. You will tell the truth about President Bush: that his administration tried more than once to get Congress to regulate lending in a responsible way.
"This was a Congress-caused crisis, beginning during the Clinton administration, with Democrats leading the way into the crisis and blocking every effort to get out of it in a timely fashion.
"If you at our local daily newspaper continue to let Americans believe — and vote as if — President Bush and the Republicans caused the crisis, then you are joining in that lie.
"If you do not tell the truth about the Democrats — including Barack Obama — and do so with the same energy you would use if the miscreants were Republicans — then you are not journalists by any standard.
"You're just the public relations machine of the Democratic Party, and it's time you were all fired and real journalists brought in, so that we can actually have a news paper in our city.
"This article first appeared in The Rhinoceros Times of Greensboro, North Carolina, and is used here by permission."
I am posting the link in the title of this post as I always do so you can go straight where I copyied this from. It amazes me how many people turn a blind eye to the corrupt ways of Obama and will vote for him anyway. Just amazed, I tell you!
"How I Bombed an Abortion Clinic and Still Got Tenure
by Mike S. Adams
"Ann Potts, an Assistant Professor in the Watson School of Education, has disgraced The University of North Carolina at Wilmington by signing a petition in support of unrepentant terrorist Bill Ayers – himself an education professor at The University of Illinois at Chicago. The real disgrace is actually twofold: First, there is her willingness to support Ayers. Second, there is her unwillingness to support me for engaging in similar actions years ago in pursuit of a very different political agenda.
"Some years ago I was involved with a radical anti-abortion group that was frustrated with efforts to overturn Roe v. Wade. We targeted two abortion clinics – one in Birmingham and the other in Atlanta - for bombings. We successfully carried out both of those bombings without killing anyone on the premises. We wanted to send our message – at least initially – without any unnecessary bloodshed.
"After we carried out the bombings in Birmingham and Atlanta we gathered together in Charlotte, North Carolina for the express purpose of making a number of bombs that would be used in additional attacks on abortion clinics throughout the Southeast. Regrettably, an accident occurred during the construction of those additional bombs. Several members of our group died during the unexpected blast. Shortly thereafter, I left the group and decided to enter the field of higher education.
"I want to make one thing perfectly clear: I do not regret my decision to engage in the bombings of those abortion clinics. In fact, I regret that we did not do more.
"Some people on the Far Left in America are trying to hold the Pro Life movement accountable for actions I engaged in before Sarah Palin was even involved in politics. And no one in academia is willing to offer me forgiveness for actions I’ve never said I regretted. Ann Potts’ name is not on a petition of my academic supporters for one simple reason: I don’t have any.
"For those who are not Swift enough to grasp satire let me explain something: You are presently reading satire.
"Put simply, there is no chance that an unrepentant right-wing domestic terrorist could ever land a job in higher education in America. The “liberal” would prevent the white male abortion clinic bomber from teaching on the basis of identity politics. The conservative would arrive at the same conclusion on the basis of principle.
"Lest you think that I am exaggerating turn back the clock eighteen months to the last time I spoke out against an academic leftist who supports violence as a means of disseminating his political views. Some readers remember when Kent State professor Julio Pino (firstname.lastname@example.org) publicly advocated the bombing of innocent Jews by Palestinian children.
"I spoke out against Pino’s advocacy of violence by writing a column called “How to Bomb a Gay Bathhouse.” This was shortly after the controversy involving Ann Coulter’s use of the term “fag” to describe John Edwards. In that column, I suggested that Kent State hire Ann Coulter and allow her to construct a website advocating violence against gays since they were silent on the issue of Pino’s advocacy of violence against Jews.
"When columnist Andrew Sullivan read my column there was much lisping and gnashing of teeth. Too dense and emotionally unstable to understand the satire, Sullivan dubbed me an “ugly bigot” and ran excerpts of my column on his website. And, even after having the satire explained to them, our student newspaper ran an editorial suggesting that I advocated domestic terrorism. The chancellor’s assistant, Cindy Lawson, made the dim-witted remark that my column was deplorable even if satire. Apparently, it was deplorable if advocating violence, but still deplorable if doing the opposite.
"The way people to my left reacted to my column showed a great desire to find a conservative who advocates domestic terrorism – even in the absence of any evidence he’s engaged in terrorism – and to punish him for his advocacy of violence.
"But, in the case of William Ayers (email@example.com), we have a leftist who not only advocates domestic terrorism but has actually carried out acts of terror in his own country. And those who accused me of advocating violence are now either a) unwilling to talk about Ayers, or b) actually willing to sign a petition supporting him.
"Ann Potts, who taught at Virginia Tech when a student opened fire and killed nearly three dozen, is a reminder of just how intellectually and morally challenged one can be and still survive in the field of education. Her unrepentant idiocy is a call for the overthrow of the government-run education system - by non-violent means, of course."
by Thomas Sowell
"Although Senator Barack Obama has been allied with a succession of far left individuals over the years, that is only half the story. There are, after all, some honest and decent people on the left. But these have not been the ones that Obama has been allied with-- allied, not merely "associated" with.
"ACORN is not just an organization on the left. In addition to the voter frauds that ACORN has been involved in over the years, it is an organization with a history of thuggery, including going to bankers' homes to harass them and their families, in order to force banks to lend to people with low credit ratings.
"Nor was Barack Obama's relationship with ACORN just a matter of once being their attorney long ago. More recently, he has directed hundreds of thousands of dollars their way. Money talks-- and what it says is more important than a politician's rhetoric in an election year.
"Jeremiah Wright and Michael Pfleger are not just people with left-wing opinions. They are reckless demagogues preaching hatred of the lowest sort-- and both are recipients of money from Obama.
"Bill Ayers is not just "an education professor" who has some left-wing views. He is a confessed and unrepentant terrorist, who more recently has put his message of resentment into the schools-- an effort using money from a foundation that Obama headed.
"Nor has the help all been one way. During the last debate between John McCain and Barack Obama, Senator McCain mentioned that Senator Obama's political campaign began in Bill Ayers' home. Obama immediately denied it and McCain had no real follow-up.
"It was not this year's political campaign that Obama began in Bill Ayers' home but an earlier campaign for the Illinois state legislature. Barack Obama can match Bill Clinton in slickness at parsing words to evade accusations.
"That is one way to get to the White House. But slickness with words is not going to help a president deal with either domestic economic crises or the looming dangers of a nuclear Iran.
People who think that talking points on this or that problem constitute "the real issues" that we should be talking about, instead of Obama's track record, ignore a very fundamental fact about representative government.
"Representative government exists, in the first place, because we the voters cannot possibly have all the information necessary to make rational decisions on all the things that the government does. We cannot rule through polls or referendums. We must trust someone to represent us, especially as President of the United States.
"Once we recognize this basic fact of representative government, then the question of how trustworthy a candidate is becomes a more urgent question than any of the so-called 'real issues.'
"A candidate who spends two decades promoting polarization and then runs as a healer and uniter, rather than a divider, forfeits all trust by that fact alone.
"If Ronald Reagan had attempted to run for President of the United States as a liberal, the media would have been all over him. His support for Barry Goldwater would have been in the headlines and in editorial denunciations across the country.
"No way would he have been able to get away with using soothing words to suggest that he and Barry Goldwater were like ships that passed in the night.
"If Barack Obama had run as what he has always been, rather than as what he has never been, then we could simply cast our votes based on whether or not we agree with what he has always stood for.
"Some people take solace from the fact that Senator Obama has verbally shifted position on some issues, like drilling for oil or gun control, since this is supposed to show that he is "pragmatic" rather than ideological.
"But political zig-zags show no such moderation as some seem to assume. Lenin zig-zagged and so did Hitler. Zig-zags may show no more than that someone is playing the public for fools.
"Some people who see the fraud in what Obama is saying are amazed that others do not. But Obama knows what con men have long known, that their job is not to convince skeptics but to enable the gullible to continue to believe what they want to believe. He does that very well."
A blogger I read lamented the fact that some people compared Obama to Hitler but what she missed is the following Obama has created is just like the following Hitler created and for very similar reasons. Both have come on to a political scene and claimed to be the only one to save society. Obama uses thuggery and deceit to get his erroneous message out just as did Hitler. He is duplicitous in his claims and denials, and he wants more abortions to be performed with taxpayer money. Obama wants to continue the US Holocaust that is abortion. In fact he is just a liar worse even than Bill Clinton.
He has purchased radio time on Christian radio stations lying about being for family values. One radio station has come back and explained that the federal government forces radio stations to take paid political ads no matter if it goes against the stations goals and values. Well, one radio station, the Bott network, has an additional spot explaining where Obama lied about his family values in that he refused to vote for the born alive infant protection act, in that he told planned parenthood he would sign the freedom of choice act, in that he admitted to repealing DOMA if he is president and some other non truths he has spouted. Then this station is going to donate all of the Obama campaign moneys to Crisis Pregnancy Centers, which Obama has promised to de-fund. I say, GO BOTT RADIO, they stand for Life.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
"WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. A friend says it's some of the best entertainment he's seen recently. What do you think?
"West wondered about Sen. Barack Obama's comment, to Joe the Plumber, about spreading the wealth. She quoted Karl Marx and asked how Obama isn't being a Marxist with the "spreading the wealth" comment.
"'Are you joking?' said Biden, who is Obama's running mate. "No," West said.
"West later asked Biden about his comments that Obama could be tested early on as president. She wondered if the Delaware senator was saying America's days as the world's leading power were over.
"'I don't know who's writing your questions,' Biden shot back.
"Biden so disliked West's line of questioning that the Obama campaign canceled a WFTV interview with Jill Biden, the candidate's wife.
"'This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election,' wrote Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign.
"McGinnis said the Biden cancellation was 'a result of her husband's experience yesterday during the satellite interview with Barbara West.'
"Here's a link to the interview: http://www.wftv.com/video/17790025/index.html.
"WFTV news director Bob Jordan said, 'When you get a shot to ask these candidates, you want to make the most of it. They usually give you five minutes.'
"Jordan said political campaigns in general pick and choose the stations they like. And stations often pose softball questions during the satellite interviews.
"'Mr. Biden didn't like the questions,' Jordan said. 'We choose not to ask softball questions.'
Jordan added, "I'm crying foul on this one."
"What did you think of the interview?"
Oh where is the outrage? Where is the truth in the media? It is so obvious that the major networks are campaigning for Obama at every turn because they want the US to become the United States of Socialist America?
by Kevin McCullough
"As a man who has fathered a son whose skin is darker than the average African American, and has mild special needs on top that, I am guided in this election by more than just economics, security, and the right of all innocent human beings to life. This election I am burdened deeply by the manipulation of race, the impact of social justice, and the absolute disparity and reproach that an Obama administration would have in store for the African American families of this nation. Understanding this to be the case:
"To Black Obama supporters across America,
"The election of 2008 is tightening. Those who have followed it since it began over two years ago knew this was coming. Neither candidate will win by a Reagan-esque landslide, regardless of how much the nation's media has rooted for one side. America remains strongly divided over two different philosophical centers, and while neither is perfect--not even ideal, one will have a dramatically worse effect on black homes, black families, black churches, and black communities.
"And it is you--America's most historically ill-treated--who will suffer most.
"Under the Obama administration there will be a calculated effort to reduce the already low number of jobs in most urban centers.
"He has been promising it from the beginning. He's just been untruthful in its total effect. He has claimed that he will tax "big business" and "CEO's" in his speeches. But in the fine print of his policy proposal he is threatening to shut down your local grocer, force lay-offs in your business enterprises and head start areas of commerce. Perhaps no one has explained how--so allow me.
Businesses never pay taxes. (It's impossible to make them do so.)
"When Mr. Obama wishes to tax the prosperous middle class Barber Shop on the near South Side of Chicago that barely eeked across the finish line with revenues at $265,000 for the year, it will not be the owner of that shop who pays Obama's tax. The one who will pay the biggest cost will be the newest barber on the team. The owner was happy to be able to give that new kid a chance in 2007. There was much pride in him having the chair closest to the window. But because the owner must now spend nearly 45% of his revenue in payment to the Obama administration, he will no longer be able to pay that young man his $20,000 a year base pay and tips.
"But cutting jobs won't get the owner of this barber shop down to what he still owes the Obama administration. So now, there must be new revenue generated, which means that this barber will have to increase his prices in the economically depressed area that have been coming to him for decades for their styles. Thus the tax load is not really shouldered by the business. It never is. Businesses do not pay taxes. And in business it's the customer and the worker that pays for all of them.
"Under the Obama administration there will also be a calculated effort to create greater poverty.
"In two previous notably liberal administrations, socialist ideas were entertained: Bloat government to it's largest degree and cause people to become dependent upon it for their livelihood. Under Franklin Delano Roosevelt the longest lasting experiment with Socialism was instituted. Social Security has now become what people think of as a stream of money flowing from the government. Perhaps in Urban America you know a number of people who get Social Security benefits who aren't even retired (which is what it was originally intended for) or disabled, or even in legitimate need of it. Every check of Social Security that goes to an undeserving recipient plunges Black America into deeper poverty. Since my son is both African American and special needs I've seen some of those abuses up close.
"But the result of both the FDR "Great Society" and Lyndon Baines Johnson's "War on Poverty" were both identical. Within a decade, those living off the government were doing worse, and those who had broken free from the government dependency were prospering.
"No society has ever taken taxes from one group of its workers, and unjustly given them to those who were not working, and ended up assisting the overall growth of that nation's wealth--especially for the poor and middle class. There is only one way to grow wealth in America: equal education, hiring practices, and social justice for all. To remain dependent upon government to pay your bills, cover your food and rent, and to "take care of" your family is dehumanizing, degrading, and causes shame to the one accepting it. Which is why, the two different times I have been laid off from my jobs, I was then and always will be, highly motivated to work, earn, and grow my way out of economic downturns. There is nothing to be ashamed of in accepting help. There is everything to feel guilty about in living off of it indefinitely.
"Lastly - under the Obama administration there is already an effort underway to reshape the values you hold dear.
"Black America is not pro-abortion. I know this. In many ways your personal belief that life is sacred is more devout than many "white" sectors of society. Unfortunately, the rest of America doesn't understand this because your "civil rights leaders" of recent years have made deals with devils to keep the racist operation of Planned Parenthood active in your inner city communities where your daughters are now ending seven out of every ten pregnancies with abortion.
"Black America do you not know, have you not heard that your ethnic group is the only segment of the population in the United States that is shrinking in number? It has been exactly the policies of Senator Obama and the back-room deals they have brokered with Planned Parenthood that have caused this travesty.
"I also know that Black America is especially opposed to "partial birth" abortion, where a baby is sliced, mauled, and mashed at the point of delivery. Yet Senator Obama has been this procedure's biggest advocate in votes in the Illinois Senate and in the United States Senate.
"But let's put those forms of death aside. Senator Obama even advocates the allowing of discrimination and starvation of an especially vulnerable class of people: disabled children who were aborted, but had the audacity to survive the procedure! You see, as the father of a black special needs son, I can't tell you all the ways this hardened pragmatism towards the death of children horrifies me...
"And lastly, under an Obama administration black churches would be silenced under new laws to ban the preaching of scripture--especially as it relates to sexual purity. His administration and those who support him have already made clear their intention to censor air-waves of anything they find disagreeable. They have also promised to train their fire on pastors, churches, and Christians who believe the full gospel.
"My friends, brothers, and fellow citizens in Black America: Barack Obama seeks office to institute radical policies that will make you fiscally, emotionally, and spiritually impoverished for generations to come. And while his stump speech has been rhetorically impressive, it has not dealt honestly with you as to his true intentions. And in the end if Obama is elected, he may very well be the most negative influence upon the totality of the Black American community this nation has ever seen.
"This country IS ready for a president of any race. But race alone is not nearly a good enough reason to put into office a man who will enjoy overwhelming, veto-proof power to change the entire landscape of everything you hope for and dream of.
"Hoping you choose well on November 4th,
Very well put and very well written. I hope this message is heeded. Please don't look at the skin color because skin color and rhetoric go only skin deep but the plans and Obama deception go very deep.
by Ken Blackwell
"Thanks to Joe the Plumber, we now know for sure that Barack Obama wants to "spread the wealth around." But the Democratic candidate still hasn't come clean on just how much of a European-style socialist he is.
"Look at the "tax cut" he says he'll give to 95 percent of Americans. In fact, this is simply a government check he'd hand out - including to millions who don't pay income taxes, since each year 38 percent of Americans already get a full refund.
"In other words, his "rebate" is a welfare plan, plain and simple.
"When called on this, Obama's answer is that those 38 percent still pay payroll taxes, so he's rebating part of those payments. But that actually puts him deeper into the socialist hole. Here's why.
"Payroll taxes go to fund Social Security and Medicare - the main US social-insurance programs. The taxes are dedicated because these are insurance programs - you're paying so that you'll be covered when you hit retirement age.
"But, down the line, these programs face a financial crisis even worse than the housing mess that we're in now. They need literally trillions more dollars (above what they're set to take in) to meet their current obligations. By federal law, absent those new funds, every retiree will automatically have his or her benefits cut.
"If Obama means to rebate those payroll taxes from the Social Security/Medicare funds, he's accelerating the bankruptcy of those programs. If not, he's still transferring money from people who pay income taxes to those who don't.
"There's more: Either way, Obama is effectively changing these cores of American retirement from social insurance programs to European-style social welfare programs: Instead of each of us paying into the fund, and later collecting on that basis, some people will be paying in less to collect the same benefit.
"That's a flat-out repudiation of President Franklin Roosevelt's vision in founding Social Security, and of the promise that's always underlain Medicare. Neither was ever supposed to become a charity program - but Obama's pointing down just that road.
"The Obama double bind is either bankrupt our nation's retirement programs or put the nation on the path to European-style socialism. Which is it?
"No wonder Obama is so popular is Europe: The Europeans finally found an American who thinks like they do. (And they won't mind in the least when we start suffering the sky-high unemployment and lack of economic growth that socialism has given them.)
"Of course, Obama knows that the term "socialist" would kill his plan, so he calls it a "refund" instead. But there's no way it's not socialist; he's either:
• Giving a "refund" on taxes people never paid to start with,
• Moving us drastically closer to the day Social Security and Medicare go bankrupt, requiring a massive bailout by other sources of taxation,
• Or outright turning the core federal retirement funds into welfare programs.
"So, which is it? Of course, the mainstream media won't force him to answer that question - they're shamelessly in the tank for him.
"So it's up to voters to force Obama to answer - to explain how his tax plan is (somehow) neither socialism nor a deadly blow to Social Security and Medicare.
"The deficit now runs hundreds of billions of dollars per year. Yet Obama proposes almost $1 trillion of new spending - and promises to also give "rebates" to the 38 percent of us who pay no income tax. Where is that money coming from?
"He's put himself in a fiscal box."
Saturday, October 25, 2008
"Democrats' Phony Plans
by Mike Gallagher
"...And not to be outdone, at least one Democrat U.S. Senator confirmed his party’s plans to try and shut down talk radio if his party wins on November 4th.
"During a radio interview on KKOB Radio in New Mexico this week, Sen. Jeff Bingaman, the liberal Democrat U.S. Senator from that state, admitted on-air what many of us have known for awhile now: Democrats want to resurrect the “Fairness Doctrine”, an antiquated, rickety FCC regulation from 1949 that was abolished in 1987 following numerous unanimous Supreme Court rulings that it clearly shredded the First Amendment.
"This speech-suppressing nightmare, as Bingaman knows, would destroy talk radio in America, pure and simple. Radio companies are never going to be forced to mandate 50% conservative views and 50% liberal views, if for no other reason that that means that a radio station would lose money 50% of the time. Like it or not, liberal radio hosts fail miserably in the spoken word format. The most prominent, well-organized effort to create a liberal talk radio network called “Air America” has bombed. They went bankrupt. Liberals keep trying to fund it and keep Air America afloat, but it’s flushing good money down the drain after bad.
"And so how do Democrats silence all of us conservatives on the radio?
"Legislate us into silence. Bring back this ridiculous FCC policy which would force radio companies to abandon a format that proves too costly and complicated to run.
"As Sen. Bingaman was calmly explaining to the shocked radio host on KKOB why he wants the talk radio format destroyed, he said that the Fairness Doctrine has 'served us well for many years.'
"He knows full well that by the time Rush Limbaugh came along and saved AM radio and talk radio because hugely successful, the Fairness Doctrine was long gone.
"Served us well? Nice try, Senator.
"The fact is that Democrats cannot stand dissent. Despite having a news media in its hip pocket writing silly stories about Sarah Palin’s clothing budget, they can’t tolerate millions of Americans enjoying and participating in a thriving, successful medium like talk radio. They are threatened by us. And since they can’t beat us in the free market (hey Al Franken, how many of your paychecks bounced before you finally called it quits?), they’ll attempt to get the government to shut us down.
"A friend of mine once told me, 'Oh Mike, don’t worry about the Fairness Doctrine, the American people will never stand for such an outrageous attempt to destroy the Constitution. It’ll never happen.'
"If the Democrats win on November 4th, the American people can complain all they want. Even with pitchforks and torches, bitter Democrats in Washington will prevail.
"Powerful Democrats like John Kerry, Dick Durbin and Nancy Pelosi have already advocated for the return of the Fairness Doctrine.
"They just haven’t been as blatant about it as the America-hating Sen. Jeff Bingaman from New Mexico."