31 October 2008

Peggy Joseph: Obama will pay my gas and mortgage

Typical ghetto rat pulls her kid out of school to attend an Obama rally, and then gets her 4 minutes of fame by exclaiming, "I won't have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won't have to worry about paying my mortgage."



This is what we're up against - an entire underclass with their hands out whining, "Where's mine?"

An entire underclass that can recite their rights, but is utterly ignorant of their obligations.

God help us.

Jack Wheeler on Obama

Dr. Jack Wheeler (bio here) wrote the following about The Anointed One's profound lacks:



The O-man, Barack Hussein Obama, is an eloquently tailored empty suit. No resume, no accomplishments, no experience, no original ideas, no understanding of how the economy works, no understanding of how the world works, no balls, nothing but abstract, empty rhetoric devoid of real substance.
He has no real identity. He is half-white, which he rejects. The rest of him is mostly Arab, which he hides but is disclosed by his non-African Arabic surname and his Arabic first and middle names as a way to triply proclaim his Arabic parentage to people in Kenya . Only a small part of him is African Black from his Luo grandmother, which he pretends he is exclusively.

What he isn't, not a genetic drop of, is 'African-American,' the descendant of enslaved Africans brought to America chained in slave ships. He hasn't a single ancestor who was a slave. Instead, his Arab ancestors were slave owners. Slave-trading was the main Arab business in East Africa for centuries until the British ended it.

Let that sink in: Obama is not the descendant of slaves, he is the descendant of slave owners. Thus he makes the perfect Liberal Messiah.

It's something Hillary doesn't understand - how some complete neophyte came out of the blue and stole the Dem nomination from her. Obamamania is beyond politics and reason. It is a true religious cult, whose adherents reject Christianity yet still believe in Original Sin, transferring it from the evil of being human to the evil of being white.

Thus Obama has become the white liberals' Christ, offering absolution from the Sin of Being White. There is no reason or logic behind it, no faults or flaws of his can diminish it, no arguments Hillary could make of any kind can be effective against it. The absurdity of Hypocrisy Clothed In Human Flesh being their Savior is all the more cause for liberals to worship him: Credo quia absurdum, I believe it because it is absurd.

Thank heavens that the voting majority of Americans remain Christian and are in no desperate need of a phony savior.

His candidacy is ridiculous and should not be taken seriously by any thinking American. Pass this on to every thinking American you know!

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Well said, sir!

If you want to verify the veracity of the quotation, click here.

30 October 2008

How about it!

An astute reader sent this to me. A picture speaks 1,000 words.

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Obama secretly "sensible"? Hardly...

Tony Blankley, writing for Townhall cites accumulated evidence that Obama is probably just as unstable privately, as he is publicly.

Which Obama might we get? Will it be the prudent, moderate, pragmatic, sensible president who will apply non-ideological, centrist policies? Or will it be the Obama who sought out the company of radicals, black racists, faculty-lounge Marxists and studied the methods of Saul Alinsky?

Many hope that it is the sensible centrist who will emerge -- even though it has been his style and cautiously evasive comments, rather than his substance, that have sounded so reasonable and calm. It is that moderate tone that has led some recent Republican Obama supporters to hope that he is just lying about his views and is secretly "sensible." Although they do hope he told the truth when he said during the primary that his call for the unilateral rewriting of the North American Free Trade Agreement was merely rhetorical flourish on his part.

But of course, throughout history when dangerous, radical men have offered themselves up for leadership, their moderate supporters have rationalized their early support by hoping that the dangerous man is really a sensible man like them and doesn't believe some of those wild things he has said to his more fervent followers.



My bet is that he's just as insensible in private as he is in public. Obama's motto should be "WORK HARDER: Millions on Welfare are depending on you!"

Obama parties with the PLO

Obama has a thin resume in real world experience and legislative work, but he could fill 6 pages of his affiliations with radicals, terrorists and marxists.

Aside being a product of Chicago machine politics, Obama has consistently surrounded himself with people who hold contempt for America and for America's constitution.

Obama's associates include such high caliber folks as: convicted felon Tony Rezko, WeatherUnderground terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Doehr, Michael Phleger, Jeremiah Wright, Frank Marshall Davis, and Louis Farrakhan.

Now we hear that Obama is on video shown partying with PLO mouthpiece Rashid Khalidi. A couple quotes from the video show that he riled up the crowd about "Israeli genocide". The best part? The LATimes has the video and won't release it. What a bunch of tough investigative reporters!

From Laura Ingraham:

DEMAND THAT THE LA TIMES RELEASE TERRORIST PARTY TAPE!

In 2003, Barack Obama partied with Rashid Khalidi, former racist/terrorist hack for Palestinian president Yasser Arafat, along with other assorted terror nuts like Bill Ayers. The Los Angeles Times has a videotape of this event but is withholding it from the public. Why? Email the Times: readers.rep@latimes.com. Phone number is (877) 554-4000. "



Looking at Obama's background shows clearly that he never met a radical terrorist he didn't like.

Don't fall for Obama's slick message and smooth oratory. Obama's nothing new and nothing special. His message is the same ole-same-ole. The people of Cuba fell for the line of "change we can beleive in" from a slick, young Marxist named Fidel Castro.

It didn't work out very well for Cuba and it won't work out very well for us if we elect this fraud.

Sarkozy: Obama "Arrogant""Utterly Immature"

French President Sarkozy met with Obama back in July...and guess what?

The french premier apparently wasn't impressed with The Anointed One's empty rhetoric and low-power cognitive impulses.

Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., met with Sarkozy in July and they are said to have discussed Iran at length.

French authorities are said to be concerned that the international community doesn't take the Iranian threat seriously enough. French intelligence has concluded that Iran has already obtained up to 40% of the enriched uranium it needs for a bomb, the newspaper reports, and will have obtained the rest next summer.

"According to the reports reaching Israel, Sarkozy told Obama at that meeting that if the new American president elected in November changed his country's policy toward Iran, that would be 'very problematic,'" Ha'aretz reports. "Until now, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have tried to maintain a united front on Iran. But according to the senior Israeli source, Sarkozy fears that Obama might 'arrogantly' ignore the other members of this front and open a direct dialogue with Iran without preconditions."



The Obama-Bots love to say that we got into Iraq and Afghanistan under false pretenses. However, it's important to point out that Hussein's regime was a serious threat in the region and, Bush gave him 18 months to pull his WMD's out and ship them off to Syria. Using the Left's logic, we shouldn't have even attacked Germany during WWII. They act like it's never a legitimate use of force to take down a hostile and belligerent regime.

But hey - Obama is preying on most people's ignorance of official diplomacy. There have been years of parlance with rogue regimes - and sometimes talk just doesn't work.

28 October 2008

Obama's Tax Lies

The American Thinker has an article by a small business owner who baby-steps us through Obama's four Tax Lies. While the world "lie" is a bit harsh - let's borrow some funky adjective constructions from the "Anointed One" and say he's being "nondisclosetive" when he claims that 95% of us will get a tax cut.

Outside of it being mathematically impossible, when only 40% of tax-filers actually pay taxes - Obama is doing the traditional politician skinny shuffle and not being forthright in what his plan entails.

From the article:
The first loophole was easy to find: Senator Obama doesn't "count" allowing the Bush tax cuts to lapse as a tax increase. Unless the cuts are re-enacted, rates will automatically return to the 2000 level. Senator Obama claims that letting a tax cut lapse -- allowing the rates to return to a higher levels -- is not actually a "tax increase." It's just the lapsing of a tax cut.

My Federal Income Tax will increase by $3,824 when those tax cuts lapse. That not-insignificant sum would cover a couple of house payments or help my two boys through another month or two of college.

For a married family, filing jointly and earning $75,000 a year, this increase will be $3,074. For those making just $50,000, this increase will be $1,512. Despite Senator Obama's claim, even struggling American families making just $25,000 a year will see a tax increase -- they'll pay $715 more in 2010 than they did in 2007. Across the board, when the tax cuts lapse, working Americans will see significant increases in their taxes, even if their household income is as low as $25,000. See the tables at the end of this article.

Senator Obama is willfully deceiving you and me when he says that no one making under $250,000 will see an increase in their taxes. If I were keeping score, I'd call that Tax Lie #1.

The next loophole involves the payroll tax that you pay to support the Social Security system. Currently, there is an inflation-adjusted cap, and according to the non-profit Tax Foundation, in 2006 -- the most recent year for which tax data is available -- only the first $94,700 of an unmarried individual's earnings were subject to the 12.4 percent payroll tax. However, Senator Obama has proposed lifting that cap, adding an additional 12.4 percent tax on every dollar earned above that cap -- and in spite of his promise, impacting all those who earn between $94,700 and $249,999.

By doing this, he plans to raise an additional $1 trillion dollars (another $662.50 out of my pocket -- and how much out of yours?) to help fund Social Security.

Senator Obama has also said that he will raise capital gains taxes from 15 percent to 20 percent. He says he's aiming at "fat cats" who make above $250,000. However, while only 1 percent of Americans make a quarter-million dollars, roughly 50 percent of all Americans own stock – and while investments that are through IRAs, 401Ks and in pension plans are not subject to capital gains, those stocks in personal portfolios are subject to capital gains, no matter what the owner’s income is. However, according to the US Congress’s Joint Economic Committee Study, “Recent data released by the Federal Reserve shows that nearly half of all U.S. households are stockholders. In the last decade alone, the number of stockholders has jumped by over fifty percent.” This is clear – a significant number of all Americans who earn well under $250,000 a year will feel this rise in their capital gains taxes.

Under "President" Obama, if you sell off stock and earn a $100,000 gain -- perhaps to help put your children through college -- instead of paying $15,000 in capital gains taxes today, you'll pay $20,000 under Obama's plan. That's a full one-third more, and it applies no matter how much you earn.

No question -- for about 50 percent of all Americans, this is Tax Lie #3.

Finally, Senator Obama has promised to raise taxes on businesses -- and to raise taxes a lot on oil companies. I still remember Econ-101 -- and I own a small business. From both theory and practice, I know what businesses do when taxes are raised. Corporations don't "pay" taxes -- they collect taxes from customers and pass them along to the government. When you buy a hot dog from a 7/11, you can see the clerk add the sales tax, but when a corporation's own taxes go up, you don't see it -- its automatic -- but they do the same thing. They build this tax into their product's price. Senator Obama knows this. He knows that even people who earn less than $250,000 will pay higher prices -- those pass-through taxes -- when corporate taxes go up.

No question: this is Tax Lie #4.

There's not a politician alive who hasn't be caught telling some minor truth-bender. However, when it comes to raising taxes, there are no small lies. When George H.W. Bush's "Read my lips -- no new taxes" proved false, he lost the support of his base -- and ultimately lost his re-election bid.

This year, however, we don't have to wait for the proof: Senator Obama has already promised to raise taxes, and we can believe him. However, while making that promise, he's also lied, in at least four significant ways, about who will pay those taxes. If Senator Obama becomes President Obama, when the tax man comes calling, we will all pay the price. And that's the truth.



But hey! Don't confuse the Obama-bots with the truth! They're too busy "making history" by voting for this inexperienced empty suit.

Meanwhile, Obama's cohorts are already lining up new tax proposals. Barney Frank announced that military spending will be cut by 25% and that a tax hike is inevitable. Frank and the Pelosi run congress are also pushing for a new stimulus package to go into effect after the elections.

Gee...where is that money going to come from? We already have $59 trillion of unfunded obligations on the US balance sheet thanks to Democrats B. Frank, C. Dodd and C. Schumer. The new package, which would cost you $300 billion, would follow hard-upon the $168 billion stimulus passed in February AND the $700 billion Wall Street rescue passed less than a month ago.

And add on top of that - Obama's tax increases, his lapse of the tax cuts (an inverted tax increase), more stimulus package(s), and now Ted Kennedy is scheming from his bed how to get a drink um, .... I mean to get more of you to agree to Nationalized Healthcare.

And finally, Wisdom from The Corner points out the obvious viz-a-viz Paul Krugman. Suddenly Krugman wakes up and sees that under Obama's plan, the second highest tax bracket starts at $182,400. What happened to the endless chant of "only those over $250,000 will pay"? And they also remind us that this was promised and tried under Bill Clinton under the auspices of a tax surcharge on "millionaires." Remember the Halcyon days of Slick Willy?

NOTE TO TEDDY: If Nationalized Healthcare is so great in places like Canada and Great Britain, why didn't you go there to get the lump removed from your brain?

We are living in a soft-tyranny right now folks. We keep electing leaders who want to grow government at your expense. We need to get back in touch with conservative principles: smaller government, fiscal responsibility, less taxes, less regulation and less judicial activism in the courts.

25 October 2008

"Chicken or shit?"

Happy Friday, my cherished astute Readers.

I was reflecting about the election after imbibing a glass of Stags Leap Cabernet (2002) last night, and the wonderful thing about a fine wine is that it has so many different flavors. That range of sensory experience can run from black currant to cigar, or wet dog to strawberry. It's quite the thing. Some have a palette that is open to the "higher ranges" of flavor or bouquets and some just enjoy it for "the taste".

Well, depending upon how developed your electoral "palette" is - you're either a McCain fan or you'd be happy with a "hot, steamy plate of shit."

From Mark Steyn:

Yes, technically, this is still a two-party state, but one of the parties is like Elton John's post-Oscar bash and the other is a church social in Wasilla. As David Sedaris put it in The New Yorker:

"I think of being on an airplane. The flight attendant comes down the aisle with her food cart and, eventually, parks it beside my seat. 'Can I interest you in the chicken?' she asks. 'Or would you prefer the platter of s--t with bits of broken glass in it?'

"To be undecided in this election is to pause for a moment and then ask how the chicken is cooked."

Well, to be honest, I've never much cared for chicken.

McCain vs. Obama is not the choice many of us would have liked in an ideal world. But then it's not an "ideal world," and the belief that it can be made so is one of the things that separates those who think Obama will "heal the planet" and those of us who support McCain faute de mieux. I agree with Thomas Sowell that an Obama-Pelosi supermajority will mark what he calls "a point of no return."

It would not be, as some naysayers scoff, "Jimmy Carter's second term," but something far more transformative. The new president would front the fourth great wave of liberal annexation – the first being FDR's New Deal, the second LBJ's Great Society, and the third the incremental but remorseless cultural advance when Reagan conservatives began winning victories at the ballot box and liberals turned their attention to the other levers of the society, from grade school up. The terrorist educator William Ayers, Obama's patron in Chicago, is an exemplar of that most-recent model: 40 years ago, he was in favor of blowing up public buildings; then he figured out it was easier to get inside and undermine them from within.

All three liberal waves have transformed American expectations of the state. The spirit of the age is: Ask not what your country can do for you, demand it. Why can't the government sort out my health care? Why can't they pick up my mortgage?



Just something more for you to think about.

It comes down to a choice between form and substance. Obama is all form & no substance.

24 October 2008

Call "Da Mayer"

I know most of my readers are redirects from Second City Cop but for those of you who don't, SCC is promoting an idea that came from the FOP.

SCC posted this herald to all concerned citizens - Call the mayor's office and demand more police!

The department is down, big-time. It's down almost 1,000 officers. Those working the streets are very often working alone, without a PDT (computer) and in a squad car with over 150,000 miles on it. Last year in my district, they didn't even have enough radios to give every copper!

We are asking you to contact the Mayor’s press office at 312-744-3334 and ask him to hire more police officers.

Your message should be:

You want the streets of Chicago made safer.
You want more Police Officers hired.
You want them patrolling in two-man cars.

Please Keep the same message. Be polite and patient with the people who answer your call. Thank you for your help.


And don't let them push you off with CAPS related questions. The CAPS offices have absolutely NOTHING to do with assignments or equipment.

If you want to take it to the next level, go to http://www.chicagopolice.org and click on "Community Concerns". Go in and report your concern that the police department is understaffed and underequipped. Select "Report a community concern" then click on "Is your concern related to Police performance?" and select "Let us know when our police officers do a good job."

Follow the screens, and when you get to the narrative - put this in:

It's disheartening to see that our police department is understaffed, and underequipped. While I salute and honor the service of our men and women in blue, I want to see our police officers do their job effectively and safely.

Please see that the Mayor's office hires more police, buys more equipment for them and provides them with the tools that they need.

The Mayor can find $5,000 per vehicle to install video cameras, but he can't find the money to put more police on the street.

Thank you.

23 October 2008

Cook County Judges

For years now I've been decrying the fact that judicial record of Cook County judges is virtually impossible to get hold of. Thankfully I've found a somewhat non-partisan source that you can tap into to get some clarity on judges who shouldn't be retained.

The Chicago Council of Lawyers seems to be a source that is close to rating judges based on their qualifications, and whether or not the judges are "activist" types.

I've been informed from quite a few police officers that these judges are NOT to be retained. They've consistently made poor decisions from the bench, and their conduct in court shows that they're biased. The % rating means the over-all percentage that feel the judge should be retained. The lower the percentage, the lower the endorsement by legal entities. Don't pay too much attention to the %. You'll notice that many of the judges got 100% across the board. The fact that the following got less than that shows that they aren't qualified.

Bender, Gerald C. - 90%
Brosnahan, Janet - 80%
Clay, Evelyn - 89% [Freed a person who shot a police officer - see below]
Hayes, Shelli Williams - 60%
Hopkins, Vanessa - 80%
Lewis, Casandra - 30%
McGury, Kathleen - 90%
Pietrucha, Edward - 50%
Turner, Valerie - 89%

4th Circuit
Rogers, Pat
Masterson-Pulia, Maureen

12th Circuit
Morask, Laura J.

13th Circuit
Brady, Ann Catherine
O'Donnell, Annie

14th Circuit
Arce, Edward A.

15th Circuit
Fera, Peter

And this letter from the wife of a Chicago Police officer shows how important your vote can be when it comes to judges:
Dear Everyone,

I have been waiting for this day for 4 years. My name is Melissa Keefe. As most of you know, myhusband Kevin was shot 8 1/2 years ago while on duty for the Chicago Police Department. The man who shot him, was subsequently freed by Judge Evelyn Clay. We spent about three years watching Judge Clay in her courtroom.

After watching her over such a long period of time, I am begging you to vote "NO" this November when you see her name on the ballot.

She is not well-versed on the law, and often has to be corrected by other people in her courtroom. She is also very lax. Defendants with multiple convictions walk away from her courtroom with probation every day. It was truly horrific to watch her undermine the very laws that she has sworn to uphold. In addition, she let the man who shot Kevin go free.

I realize that the ballots list s o many judges, that it is hard to figure out who is who. I am just asking that you just remember one name, Evelyn Clay, and vote "NO".

I am not trying to be dramatic, but our safety is in jeopardy. We can make a difference!

Thank you for reading this. Please pass it on to everyone you know who can vote.

Melissa Keefe




If you've had negative experiences with judges, please post their name in the comments section and I'll update the list.

22 October 2008

Obama internal poll shows McCain down by 2 in Penn?

The American Spectator got their hands on an internal poll which shows Barack Hussein Obama only 2 points ahead of John McCain in Pennsylvania.

Obama: National Socialist?

H/T: Connie

An interesting email from astute reader Connie, Adolf Hitler used the same "salute" as is displayed in Obama's new logo design.

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(You can see the archived photos of Hitler here.)

Just a coincidence? Absolutely not.

National Socialism was the hard Left party in Germany in the 30's. That they were fascists is indisputable. What is largely ignored by "enlightened" intellectuals on the center-Left is that today's version of Liberalism borrows heavily from the rhetoric of the National Socialist. The Left, and their cronies in the media arts, have white-washed that fact - and in a clever sleight of hand - claim that conservatives are the ones who are repressive trolls who believe in limiting liberty in obeisance to the all-knowing-state. You can even read Naomi Wolfe's comments on the Today show here in which she hyperventilates about how "Bush fascism" is to blame for all of society's ills.

One of the many things that Obama supports is redistribution of wealth. He's spoken the love that dare not be named: Over-arching State Control.

Obama's political mentor was Saul Alinsky. In his "Rules for Radicals" he himself describes the radical's job as that of the anti-Machiavelli. Machiavelli's teachings were rooted in The Haves maintaining their power. Alinsky and Obama want to take power away from the Haves and give it to the Have-nots.

Hitler was the original "Change" political entity. He wanted to "trascend politics" and set about using propaganda ministers (Today's mainstream media) to do the work of convincing the German people.

From Hitler's speech, January 1941).

Here we come to the State which regarded this encroachment as intolerable-England.

Three hundred years earlier England had gradually built her Empire, not perhaps through the free will or the unanimous demonstrations of those affected, but for 300 years this World Empire was welded together solely by force. War followed war. One nation after another was robbed of its freedom-one state after another was shattered so that the structure which calls itself the British Empire might arise. Democracy was nothing but a mask covering subjugation and the oppression of nations and individuals. This State cannot allow its members to vote if today, after they have been worked upon for centuries, they should freely choose to be members of this Commonwealth. On the contrary, Egyptian Nationalists, Indian Nationalists in their thousands are filling the prisons. Concentration camps were not invented in Germany; it is the English who were the ingenious inventors of this idea. By these means they contrived to break the backbone of other nations, to remove their resistance, to wear them down, and make them prepared at last to submit to this British yoke of democracy.

In this process, a formidable weapon was that of lying, that is, of propaganda. A proverb says that if the Englishman speaks of God he means cotton. And so it is today. Considering how pious and religious are the outward gestures of men who deliberately, and with a cold heart, drive nation after nation into a struggle serving only their material interests, one is compelled to state that rarely has human hypocrisy reached such a pitch as that of the English today. At any rate, at the end of the blood-stained path of British history over three centuries stands the fact that 46,000,000 Englishmen in the mother country are ruling about a quarter of the globe.

This means that there are 46,000,000 men for about 40,000,000 square kilometres. It is important, my countrymen, to shout this to the world again and again, for they are brazen democratic liars who assert that the so-called Authoritarian States are out to conquer the world, while in fact, the conquerors of the world are our old enemies. The British World Empire has left behind an icy stream of blood and tears in the path of its creation. It rules today, undoubtedly, a tremendous section of the globe. But this world government is affected not by the power of an idea, but essentially by force, and where force does not suffice, by the power of capitalist or economic interests.




Notice how England and democracy get demonized? Do you see how he sets up class distinctions and tries to play to the "middle class workers"? He's playing the role of savior and unifier (dare I say Messiah?).

And remember, Hitler wrote Mein Kampf. Obama wrote Dreams of my father (a treatise on race.)

Yes Obama has borrowed alot from his National Socialist oppressors. Let's just hope that US Voters are smart enough to see through the propaganda.

21 October 2008

Poverty Up? It's Illegal Immigration, stupid

Washington Post publishes a great story on what's impacting the up tick of poverty. This contradicts what Barack Hussein Obama has been saying for the last 24 months. Poverty isn't an issue of "not having a level playing field" or some lack of government intervention - it's a factor of illegal immigration.

The government last week released its annual statistical report on poverty and household income. As usual, we -- meaning the public, the media and politicians -- missed a big part of the story. It is this: The stubborn persistence of poverty, at least as measured by the government, is increasingly a problem associated with immigration. As more poor Hispanics enter the country, poverty goes up. This is not complicated, but it is widely ignored.

The standard story is that poverty is stuck; superficially, the statistics support that. The poverty rate measures the share of Americans below the official poverty line, which in 2006 was $20,614 for a four-person household. Last year, the poverty rate was 12.3 percent, down slightly from 12.6 percent in 2005 but higher than the recent low, 11.3 percent in 2000. It was also higher than the 11.8 percent average for the 1970s. So the conventional wisdom seems amply corroborated.

It isn't. Look again at the numbers. In 2006, there were 36.5 million people in poverty. That's the figure that translates into the 12.3 percent poverty rate. In 1990, the population was smaller, and there were 33.6 million people in poverty, a rate of 13.5 percent. The increase from 1990 to 2006 was 2.9 million people (36.5 million minus 33.6 million). Hispanics accounted for all of the gain.

Consider: From 1990 to 2006, the number of poor Hispanics increased 3.2 million, from 6 million to 9.2 million. Meanwhile, the number of non-Hispanic whites in poverty fell from 16.6 million (poverty rate: 8.8 percent) in 1990 to 16 million (8.2 percent) in 2006. Among blacks, there was a decline from 9.8 million in 1990 (poverty rate: 31.9 percent) to 9 million (24.3 percent) in 2006. White and black poverty has risen somewhat since 2000 but is down over longer periods.

Only an act of willful denial can separate immigration and poverty



Biden and Obama aren't intelligent enough to even figure out the obvious. The answer to reducing poverty isn't to be found in growing socialist redistribution programs - the answer is to reduce illegal immigration.

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Goldfish registered to Vote

A dead goldfish was fraudulently registered to vote after "Women's Voices, Women Vote" - a group affiliated with ACORN - sent out 1 million mailings that encouraged single women to vote.

The only "agent of change" Princess ever supported was the person who refreshed the water in her fishbowl. Now Lake County election officials want to investigate out how the dead goldfish received voter registration material.

Paperwork sent to a "Princess Nudelman" likely came from the "Women's Voices, Women Vote" project, said Lake County Clerk Willard Helander, a Republican, who said she has spotted problems with nearly 1,000 voter registrations this year.

"I am just stunned at the level of people compromising the integrity of the voting process," Helander said Monday. She wants to require some voters to show IDs at the polls if she finds that problems, including nonexistent addresses and questionable signatures or registrations, are clustered in certain precincts.



Registering pets, dead goldfish, dead people, drunken homeless, cartoon characters - all the tactics of a corrupt political entity that IS the Obama campaign.

No wonder ObamACORN has been indicted in 14 states for fraudulent voter registration scams. And a disabled man in Georgia was forced to vote for Obama.

Barack Hussein Obama will do and say ANYTHING to get his grubby corrupt hands on the presidency. People say his affiliations, his lack of experience, his lack of character and his extremely poor judgement show that he's absolutely not qualified to be our next president. Even that dope Joe Biden said that there "will be a generated crisis to test the mettle of Obama after he gets elected." For once Biden is right. Our enemies are salivating at the idea of Obama as president. This "community organizer's" lack of experience makes him dangerous - not only for his incompetency with economics; which will hurt our domestic financial health - but also for his naivete in regards to foreign policy.

He will, in Osama bin Laden's words, make us the weak horse.

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20 October 2008

The (Jewish) Case against Obama

A couple two-tree quick hits this evening:

*The Secret One has spent nearly $600 million in ads against John McCain. While McCain stuck to his campaign funding commitments, Obama is taking money from anyone and everyone.

If Obama is so sure of his footing then why is he spending roughly the same as the GDP of a small country? Djibouti's GDP in 2005 was $619 million. It's a country bordering on Ethiopia and Somalia.

He's spending so much because he's worried. Back in 2004, the press was crowing about how Kerry had "the lead in swing states" - just like we're hearing about Obama's "alleged" lead in the polls.

*An interesting take on the race was how Jewish voters view Barack Hussein Obama. Ben Shapiro, writing for TownHall.com makes the case why Jews shouldn't vote for the Empty Suit from Illinois.

While I personally think we spend too much on foreign aid, Israel has been a staunch supporter of the US in the middle east. They're one of the few democracies that exist over there and we'd be myopic indeed to flush our relationship with them.

And that's just what Obama wants to do.

*Since I've been referring to Him all these months as a socialist with a penchant for Marxism - I'll have to recast my opinion. Ms. Hollis says we should quit the pretense and call him what he really is - a Asshole Communist.

18 October 2008

17 October 2008

Joe The Plumber and other thoughts...

Well, he should have known. There are two rules: you never look a gang-member in the eye and you never question The Anointed One.

And for daring to question the socialist tax policies of Barack Hussein Obama, Joe the plumber is now under scrutiny by Democrat hacks who are rifling through his tax records, his background and his plumbing license status.

Joe's crime? He told Obama, "Your new tax plans are going to tax me more." The "brilliant" Obama's reply? "I don't want to punish your success. I just think that when you spread the wealth around it's good for everybody."

This shows how inept and truly ignorant Obama is on fundamental economics. He's so busy recrafting what words like "tax cut" and "reinvestment" mean that he came up with a new one: Trickle Up economics. And I suppose that means that the poor, the indigent, the homeless, and the underworld drug lords are all going to stimulate the economy once Obama's welfare checks start circulating. Is that about right?

What an ass this clown is.

The enemies of the world can't wait for Obama to win the election. Russian president Vladimir Putin, Fidel Castro, Kofi Annan, Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, North Korean Supreme Ruler Kim jong Il, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and, last but not least - Louis Farrakhan. Did you know that Obama blames Whites for the ruination of Farrakhan's toiletry line ("POWER" line).

Farrakhan claimed that the POWER line of toiletry products he launched in the 1980s failed to succeed because of pressure from Jews. Obama blamed the failure of Farrakhan's products on whites.

In Dreams from My Father, Obama wrote "That the POWER campaign sputtered said something about the difficulty that faced any black business -- the barriers to entry, the lack of finance, the leg up that your competitors possessed after having kept you out of the game for over three hundred years.".



And as I've saying the last 12 months is that Obama is nothing special. He's a big tax, big spend socialist - with a penchant for Marxism.

The $64,000 question is: Did Obama's remark just cost him the election? I hope so.

And this little tidbit from Pethokoukis' column over at US News and World Report:

A while back I chatted with a University of Chicago professor who was a frequent lunch companion of Obama's. This professor said that Obama was as close to a full-out Marxist as anyone who has ever run for president of the United States.

Now, I tend to quickly dismiss that kind of talk as way over the top. My working assumption is that Obama is firmly within the mainstream of Democratic politics. But if he is as free with that sort of redistributive philosophy in private as he was on the campaign trail this week, I have no doubt that U of C professor really does figure him as a radical. And after last night's debate, a few more Americans might think that way, too. McCain's best line: "Now, of all times in America, we need to cut people's taxes. We need to encourage business, create jobs, not spread the wealth around.".



Obama's latest foolishness is that he wants to classify carbon dioxide as a pollutant. The dictionary definition of a pollutant is "Something that pollutes, especially a waste material that contaminates air, soil, or water." As any 5th grader knows, the Earth's atmosphere contains roughly (by molar content/volume) 78.08% nitrogen, 20.95% oxygen, 0.93% argon, 0.038% carbon dioxide, trace amounts of other gases, and a variable amount (average around 1%) of water vapor. I don't want to get too technical with you, dear Reader, but this mixture of gases is commonly known as air.

Carbon dioxide is one part carbon (an element) and two parts oxygen. Plants "inhale" CO2 and "exhale" Oxygen. We and most other animals need oxygen to breath. CO2 is an essential part of the process of photosynthesis, by which all life on earth is sustained.

So by definition carbon dioxide CANNOT be a pollutant!

MY GOD! You people need to wake up and start calling your friends and family. Tell them to get out and start stumping for McCain - we cannot afford to have such an incompetent fool like this in charge.

America deserves Better.

16 October 2008

Larry Elder on Obama

Larry Elder pulls no punches as to why Obama isn't worthy of the White House. He reads between the lines to show you that Obama, indeed, knew very well what kind of person Jeremiah Wright was - and that Obama burned those lessons to memory.

It's a short article, but I highly recommend it. Story here.

One of my regular readers, Rosco, is apparently thinking of voting for Obama. I didn't think they let former Gaylords vote? Something about past affiliations or what....I dunno.

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"I'll put a chicken bomb THIS BIG in your pants!"

More Propaganda from Obama

The intimidation and campaign propaganda continue unabated from closet-Radical-Marxist Obama.

Just yesterday, Obama's Media team released 'talking points' to the media, just 12 hours before the debate. The memo's content corresponds to what the media is already doing to portray McCain as "unstable" and "old" and Obama as a "leader on issues."



The Media Lapdogs-for-Obama were given their marching orders, and they're very busy doing their Master's Work.

Via DrudgeReport:
-------- Original Message --------

Date: Wed, 15 Oct 2008 09:37:27 -0500

From: Sean Smiths***mith@barackobama.com]

To: Sean Smith[s***mith@barackobama.com]

* This is John McCain's last chance to turn this race around and somehow convince the American people that his erratic response to this economic crisis doesn't disqualify him from being President.

* Just this weekend the weekend, John McCain vowed to "whip Obama's you-know-what" at the debate, and he's indicated that he'll be bringing up Bill Ayers to try to distract voters.

* So we know that Senator McCain will come ready to attack Barack Obama and bring his dishonorable campaign tactics to the debate stage.

Obama continues to lead on the economic crisis with a rescue plan for Main Street.

* Over the course of the campaign, Barack Obama has laid out a set of policies that will grow our middle class and strengthen our economy.

* But he knows we face an immediate economic emergency that requires urgent action - on top of the plans he's already laid out - to help workers and families and communities struggling right now.

* That's why Barack Obama is introducing a comprehensive four-part Rescue Plan for the Middle Class - to immediately to stabilize our financial system, provide relief to families and communities, and help struggling homeowners.

* This is a plan that can and should be implemented immediately.

* Obama has shown steady leadership during this crisis and offered concrete solutions to move the country forward - and his Rescue Plan for the Middle Class builds on the plans to strengthen the economy and rebuild the middle class that he's laid out over the course of this campaign.

* Already in this campaign, he's unveiled plans to give 95 percent of workers and their families a tax cut, eliminate income taxes for seniors making under $50,000, bring down the cost of health care for families and businesses; and create millions of new jobs by investing in the renewable energy sources.

* John McCain has been erratic and unsteady since this crisis began - staggering from position to position and trying to change the subject away from the economy by launching false character attacks.

END



While McCain clearly won the debate last night, I fear that most of the Obama-bots were unconvinced because they're voting for him because they've bought in to the slick package of fluff that IS Barack Hussein Obama. McCain brought up ACORN and for good reason. This group is a tax-free criminal organization that is busy registering tens of thousands of ghost voters.

And while we're discussing Obama's propaganda, let's take a peek at Obama's tax proposals. Basically Obama's plan will equate to bigger government and a tax increase for almost all of us.

The Tax Policy Group, a non-partisan group releases study showing Obama's tax cut is actually a tax increase. If you read the study, you'll notice that 50% of taxpayers won't pay ANY TAXES - that means if you make between $30-75,000 per year; you won't see any tax reduction.

The Tax Policy Center estimates that Obama’s spending proposals will be so large that they effectively eliminate income taxes for 15 million households, increasing the percentage of households that pay no taxes from 37.8 percent to 48.1 percent.

Obama’s biggest refund, and the one most likely to go to non-taxpayers, is his Making Work Pay credit, which would give $500-$1000 to everyone making under $200-250,000 a year. This proposal, which the Tax Policy Center says is “intended to offset the regressivity of payroll taxes,” would cost taxpayers $323.4 billion during Obama’s first term, if elected.

When compared with current law, people earning $20,000-$50,000 a year will see their effective tax rates -- the amount of money the taxpayer actually ends up paying the government -- increase on average under Obama’s plan, according to Tax Policy Center figures.

Most households making $30,000-$75,000 will not see a reduction in their taxes under Obama’s plan relative to current law, according to the Center. In fact, the only strata that will see a majority of its effective tax burden reduced under Obama are those making less than $30,000 per year and those making $75,000-$200,000 per year.


Go read the whole article.

This is nothing more than a massive redistribution of wealth and is a grandiose welfare scheme. Obama and his minions love to blame the government and say that government is "broken". It's laughable that Obama's only solution to having a broken government is to CALL FOR MORE GOVERNMENT!

15 October 2008

MoonBaterie on Display

Here is a group who will, without a doubt, vote for Barack Hussein Obama.



This slice of video which shows eco-extremists doing what comes naturally is, at first slightly entertaining - soon devolves, after some reflection, into a pantomime of the pathetic.

This is what happens when a society gets farther and farther away from its cultural roots and allows an "anything goes" sort of more to filter into the collective fabric. Since the Leftists began - successfully - attacking the family, the church and conservative principles, we've seen a vacuum begin to form in our culture. The old psychological adage that "nature abhors a vacuum" is right on the money - that vacuum is increasingly being filled with humanism, materialism, environmental extremism and an adolescent adulation of the gangster-thug life.

As mainstream religions continue to get demonized in movies, tv shows, literature, and popular culture - something must step into its place. It can be benign as the "Angels movement" or as sinister as radical Islam. We are seeing Islam on the march, and doing very well by the way (especially in Europe). Within a generation (30 years) Scandinavia went from a single culture to a bi-Cultural country. We can laugh at eco-loonies because they're laughable. Can we laugh at Muslim extremists? Do so at your own risk. At least the tree-huggers won't slit your throat. Birthrates for Muslims are more than 3 times compared to their Caucasian european cousins.

14 October 2008

Another CPD loss

....One of our own shot by police in Florida....

LARGO, FL - A Largo police officer this morning shot and killed a man who was armed with a pellet gun that was fashioned to look like a black .45-caliber, semi-automatic handgun, police said.

The man has been identified as Vincent J. Esposito, 41, of Oldsmar.

At about 4:20 a.m., someone called police saying a man was shooting at a neighbor’s house in the 800 block of 14th Avenue Southwest, Lt. Mike Loux said.

As officers rushed to the scene, the shooter ran away but was found by Sgt. Frank Parr at 1203 Ridge Road S.W., Loux said. There was a confrontation between the two, and Parr shot Esposito, Loux said.

Esposito was taken to an area hospital, where he died, Loux said. A more detailed chronology of events was not supplied by police.



The FOP website his him listed as on disability.

From Legacy.com:

Vincent James "Vince" Esposito, age 41, a resident of Chicago, IL, passed away Friday, Oct. 3, 2008.

He was born Oct. 7, 1966 in Chicago. Dearly beloved son of James Vincent, Jr. and Joanne (nee Imburgia) Esposito of Naperville, IL; beloved brother of MichaelEsposito of Chicago, James (Lisa) Esposito of Itasca, IL and Marie Esposito of Naperville, IL; adored uncle of Michaela and Dominic Esposito; cherished grandson of Jenny and the late James Vincent Esposito, Sr. and the late Dominic and Marie Imburgia; loving nephew of Anthony Imburgia, Chuck (the late Pat) Imburgia, Dominic (Joyce) Imburgia, Richard (Mary) Esposito and Ronald (Pat) Esposito, fond cousin and friend of many.

Vince was a member of the class of 1984 at Fenwick High School, Oak Park, IL and was a graduate of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, where he was a member of Theta Chi fraternity.

He had served as a police officer with the Chicago Police Department since 1991 and was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.

Vince enjoyed motorcycles, cars and traveling. He was a member of Southern Cruisers Motorcycle Riding Club and was a 3rd Degree member of the Knights of Columbus.

Visitation Wednesday, Oct. 8, 3 to 9 p.m. at Friedrich-Jones Funeral Home, 44 S. Mill St, Naperville, IL. Services will begin Thursday, Oct. 9, 10:30 a.m. from the funeral home and will proceed to an 11 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at SS. Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 36 N. Ellsworth St., Naperville. Entombment: Queen of Heaven Cemetery, Hillside, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to: Free Spirit Siberian Rescue, Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or PAWS Chicago. For info. 630-355-0213.



It seems as if he was battling some personal demons. God rest your soul, Officer. Prayers and condolences to his friends and family.

13 October 2008

Blinded by Obama Bling

Howard Stern takes to the streets of Harlem and asks Obama supporters why they won't vote for McCain. The tricky part is, the interviewer uses all McCain platforms when talking about Obama.

Just goes to show how blind these Obama supporters are. Ignorant to the facts, ignorant to history and utterly ignorant to the consequences.

12 October 2008

Weis: "Police highly motivated."

Superintendent Jody P. Weis is high. That's the only explanation I have for his comments on in-the-cellar police morale and torpid motivation.

Chicago's police superintendent is denying a news report that officers in his command are working the streets less aggressively out of fear of being second-guessed by him.

Jody Weis told reporters Saturday that despite what some people may say, he sees officers who are well supported by their superiors and highly motivated.

According to statistics provided by police and an internal document obtained by The Associated Press, serious crime is up but arrests are down in Chicago. Officers are also seizing fewer guns and frisking gang members less often than they did before Weis arrived.

Police have denied that any deliberate "slowdown" is taking place. But some members of the department have blamed low morale and fear of investigation by Weis.



Arrests are down, contact cards are down, parkers and movers are down and, yes, coppers aren't being aggressive because any officer with a shred of intelligence can see that Weis is gunning for coppers who "step on their baton." It seems that he relishes throwing his officers under the bus because it scores points with King Shortshanks, and deflects criticisms that would otherwise be directed toward him. They took "Quick stats" away from the rank & file so we couldn't see - in real time - the numbers that show guns confiscated, and the number of calls for service we're seeing.

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The rumor is that the city council will, by the end of the year, move forward with a general vote of "no confidence" against Superintendent Weis. While I can't lay all the faults for CPD morale at the feet of Weis, I can say that he could certainly elevate police morale very easily - just give us the 10 hour shifts, get us the equipment that we need to do our jobs effectively, and start standing up for the guys & gals under your command. Weis' commentary about parental responsibility after a shooting in Logan Square earlier this year, were quite refreshing. We'd like to see more of that.

11 October 2008

A question of Character

I'm getting emails from Obama-bots who think that BHL's associations are nothing more than 'distractions' - Oh really?

It's patently absurd to imagine that operating within cliques along with such contemptible creatures as Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers has no bearing on whether someone's judgment, character and commitment to America's greatness can be called into question.

From Charles Krauthammer, writing for RealClearPolitics:

Why are these associations important? Do I think Obama is as corrupt as Rezko? Or shares Wright's angry racism or Ayers' unreconstructed 1960s radicalism?

No. But that does not make these associations irrelevant. They tell us two important things about Obama.

First, his cynicism and ruthlessness. He found these men useful, and use them he did. Would you attend a church whose pastor was spreading racial animosity from the pulpit? Would you even shake hands with -- let alone serve on two boards with -- an unrepentant terrorist, whether he bombed U.S. military installations or abortion clinics?

Most Americans would not, on the grounds of sheer indecency. Yet Obama did, if not out of conviction then out of expediency. He was a young man on the make, an unknown outsider working his way into Chicago politics. He played the game with everyone, without qualms and with obvious success.

Obama is not the first politician to rise through a corrupt political machine. But he is one of the rare few to then have the audacity to present himself as a transcendent healer, hovering above and bringing redemption to the "old politics" -- of the kind he had enthusiastically embraced in Chicago in the service of his own ambition.

Second, and even more disturbing than the cynicism, is the window these associations give on Obama's core beliefs. He doesn't share Rev. Wright's poisonous views of race nor Ayers' views, past and present, about the evil that is American society. But Obama clearly did not consider these views beyond the pale. For many years he swam easily and without protest in that fetid pond.



Again I have to say that I'm utterly puzzled and bewildered that so many people are drinking the Kool-aid from the Axelrod-Obama campaign. I just hope that McCain starts getting serious and quits acting like Obama should be given a free-pass not only from the criticisms, but from character questions.

10 October 2008

Pension board vote

If you're an active duty Chicago police officer, you probably received a ballot in the mail today.

Our pension is messed up. It is horribly underfunded - to the tune of 46%. GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles) don't have a hard/fast rule on how a plan should be funded. The problem comes in because you're dealing with the net present value of future cash flows - and those variables are affected by the investments, the overall financial market, the longevity of the pensioners, and a host of other influences.

Worse yet is the fact that because of the inability of Illinois politicians to exercise fiscal restraint, the state's budget has an unfunded pension liability of $40.7 billion. This rate is more than five times the national average (7.3%). Currently Illinois has the largest unfunded pension liability in the nation.

Understanding the reasoning behind these demands for change requires some general knowledge of the calculation of net periodic pension expense (GAAP rules) and the rules that the federal government uses to monitor plan funding (tax rules). They have some commonalities, but their purposes and computations differ significantly. We provide a general description of how the rules differ. To further demonstrate these differences, we provide a detailed comparison of the two sets of rules using data for 15 companies and show that the GAAP and tax funding ratios can provide different estimates of a plan's solvency.

Section 401(c) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 mandated that the SEC conduct a study on companies' off-balance sheet accounts to determine if there is sufficient transparency of these transactions. The June 2005 report included a defined benefit plan section. The SEC report estimates that about $414 billion of the pension liability remains off-balance sheet and that these plans may be underfunded by $201 billion. (2) In his testimony before Congress, Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) Director Holtx-Eakin provided an estimate of $450 billion for the underfunding. (3) Both reports recognize that pension liability estimates are highly sensitive to projected interest rates, future returns on plan assets, retirement ages, and life expectancies. A shift in any of these factors can cause large fluxuations on the funding estimate. As current market returns and interest rates increase, it is highly likely that the underfunded plan estimates will decrease when 2005 rates are used.

A company's funding policy, one subpart of its pension policy, should be solely determined with reference to its benefit and investment policies. As a result of governmental regulations (tax rules) and accounting standards (generally accepted accounting principles, i.e., GAAP), companies may not be able to implement a rational funding policy. (4) When implementing the GAAP rules, companies frequently have two objectives: reduce expense to maximize income and maintain a constant expense to provide income stability. (5) Although companies may be aggressive in their attempt to maximize income, they are more likely to be conservative in estimates for funding purposes because a shortfall in plan assets has more dire consequences than under reporting financial expense. (6) George Miller, as a Committee on Education & the Workplace member, reviewed private PBGC reports. Following his review, he called for more public disclosure on pension funding status. (7)



But what's interesting about this whole pension debate is that the Illinois Constitution requires that pensions be funded first - before almost everything else in the budget!

From the Chicago Center for Tax Budget and Accountability:

The Illinois Constitution mandates that the state satisfy the pension benefits earned by its employees and retirees−without diminution. That means no change in current pension law can diminish the state's responsibility to provide benefits to either former public employees who have retired or to current employees when they retire.

The current pension system would be affordable, if the state had the fiscal discipline (and revenue) to have made required yearly payments for benefits earned each year, (the “normal cost”) plus make interest payments on accrued unfunded liability.



Our current trustees, I feel, aren't doing enough to push this issue; though I have little hope that even a change in representation will do much.

I'm voting for Mike Shields because I've heard him speak and I like his message. Here's a snippet of Mike bitch-slapping that fraud Ron Huberman:


07 October 2008

Obama quietly targeting blacks

[H/T Mark Levin]

Politico.com is reporting that Obama is targeting different ethnic groups with different tactics. When he's in front of white audiences, he touts his white ancestry. He talks about his white uncle who fought in WWII. He talks about his white mother and white grandmother.

However, when he's in front of black audiences, he talks about his black liberation ideology and his black "roots."

The galling thing is that he's currently working the black audiences under the radar.

As Barack Obama trekked through the Philadelphia suburbs, Northern Virginia and Greensboro, N.C., in recent days, his campaign was ramping up a massive parallel effort in big cities like Detroit, Cleveland and Miami.

In the largely black precincts of those metropolises, radio broadcasts blast constant reminders to vote for Obama, field organizers swarm, and megastars including Jay-Z, Russell Simmons and LeBron James have led massive rallies, working to reach not just the substantial portion of the black community who regularly come out to vote but also the younger people and others who have never before cast a ballot.

Though the rallies are publicized, much of the advertising directed at black voters isn't. Get-out-the-vote ads on radio and television aren't released to the media, and the number of new voters Obama has registered is a closely held secret. He is, however, leaving no stone unturned when it comes to registering African-American voters. The campaign has, for example, a major initiative aimed at turning barbershops and beauty parlors into voter registration offices. This week, Kimora Lee Simmons' E! Network reality show, "Life in the Fab Lane," carried a campaign ad at the bottom of the screen reminding citizens to register to vote.



Meanwhile he's using ACORN to register homeless people in Ohio and, simultaneously circumventing electoral fund-raising laws.

Is this the guy you want occupying the highest office in the land? He's a liar(unbelievably CAUGHT by CNN of all news outlets!), a closet radical, a bigot and a big government hack with ZERO experience.

06 October 2008

Electoral votes right now

Do you think you don't have enough time or motivation to get involved in this election? Guess again.

Look at how the blue state LibTards have a virtual lock on electoral votes right now:

From RealClearPolitics....

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If you go there, scroll down to see the breakdown of states that went to Bush in 2000 and 2004.

Unreal.

Get the word out!

05 October 2008

Power to the People

If you're a McCain-Palin supporter, you must be getting depressed by the constant and withering fire of the Obama-MSM propaganda machine. You can't flip around on the cable tv without seeing Obama at some rally or fundraiser. Meanwhile, the pundits are all suddenly claiming that Palin is "inexperienced."

Where were these pundits 22 months ago when Obama was running? Where were these "hard hitting reporters" when Obama was being linked to Ayers, Rezko, Farrakhan, Wright, and the Annenburg board?

They weren't anywhere but in Obama's pocket. Sure there are a gutsy few who took off the gloves and went after Barack Hussein Obama, but they're the exception and not the rule.

For those of you who need a little pick me up, here is an excerpt from Laura Ingraham's insightful new book "Power To The People":

"It's nighttime in America.

Or at least it feels that way.

Frustration. Anger. Confusion. These emotions ambush us whenever we stop to consider how estranged we have become from politics and the culture.We are like strangers in a foreign land. We feel there is nowhere to turn for help, no safe harbor where our values are protected. We have few leaders willing to represent and fight for those values. We see our country veering so off course in so many areas that we feel powerless to turn it around. In can all seem overwhelming and demoralizing. Kind of like a Nancy Pelosi speech.

Whether you know if or not, many of the most important decisions in your life are being made for you. They are being made by out-of-touch politicians, agenda-driven educrats, haughty life-tenuted judges, and executives in a polluted entertainment industry - all of whom believe they know better than you. Responsibility and accountability are principles that they preach but do not practice. They have their agendas-and when little people get in the way : watch out! The are perpetrating a massive power grab. Watch your wallet. Hide your children. Lock up the livestock. They're coming for you.

How do we reclaim the power that is rightfully ours?

[For many on the Left, the 1960's battle] cry of "Power to the People" really meant power to the Marxists, socialists, antiwar activists, international bureaucracies, non-governmental organizations, and illegal alien umbrella groups. Power over the people who are too busy working and taking care of their families to join the protest culture.


The 1960's were a disaster. Radicals infiltrated our universities, legal professions, courts and government. We almost lost this country. The 60's counter-culture initiated the "free love" movement and fought to eliminate "The Establishment". As Laura points out, "40 years later they have become the Establishment." The American Left has used the term "empowerment" to define their agenda. "Black power", "Gay Power", "Woman Power", "Gray / Green / Rainbow Power"...etc. But for all their rhetoric about empowerment, what they really meant was that they were more than happy to help themselves to positions of power and influence.

In the meantime, they made the nation a slave to fringe groups, political correctness, expanding bureaucracies, and our own consumerism. They worked feverishly to move decision-making to Washington-taking power away from people and putting it in the hands of bureaucrats and politicians who want to spend our money, make our decisions, and tie us up with red tape.

Well it's time to take our power back! As they say, "When will the government stop interfering with our lives? When we make it stop."

For a pep-talk, click here. Go to the October 1st link. The pep-talk starts about 20 seconds in. Enjoy.

Then go here and request to donate some time to the John McCain election team for Illinois.

Cubs get swept

Fucking Cubs got swept by the Dodgers.

100 years, huh? How come the Florida Marlins could make it into the World Series within 3 years of being created?

Losers, plain and simple. I should have known.

04 October 2008

One more step toward Socialism

If you didn't call your congressman to complain about this bailout package; then shame on you!

Right now one-third of this country do not pay taxes. So who is going to pay the lion-share of these new socialist "income redistribution" boondoggles?

Here's a nice breakdown on who exactly is funding our government. From Andy Swan:

I’ve heard a lot of “$3500 per person” nonsense lately about this bailout plan. But let’s get one thing straight: Not everyone will be chipping in equally.

If the $700 billion plan goes through….

The people who earn over $153k/year will chip in 60%, or $420 billion. That’s 5% of the population paying 60% of the solution.

The people who earn over $388k will chip in 40%… $280 billion….all by themselves. Yep, 1% of the population putting in for 40% of the solution.

The bottom 50% of taxpayers will chip in $21 billion. 3% of the total comes from half the population.

It might also be worth mentioning that since the “tax cuts for the rich”, the % of taxes paid by the top 1% has grown from 33% to 40%.

{Data gleaned from here.}

If you and your spouse earn $153,000 per year, you're going to get soaked by the upcoming Obama administration. A Chicago Police officer, married to a Chicago school teacher - both with 20 years on the job - earn about $148,000 per year.

In that world, Obama considers you one of "the rich." Obama wants the tax burden for those wage earners to double.

And while we're discussing income redistribution, what ever happened to the $152 Billion that was injected into the economy back in May? Nothing!

As this economist correctly points out, "These problems were caused by the government," said Walter E. Williams, an economist at George Mason University. "If you see a building on fire, you don't call the arsonist who caused the fire." Here is a list of 31 economists who signed a petition to get congress to, at least, slow down and examine the bailout proposal.

Our GDP is about $17 Trillion. Now we're going to peel more of your money away and give it out as social programs. Now the governor of California wants $7 billion dollars for their budget crisis. Over the next 12 months we're going to see more and more municipalities crying "poor" and demanding more of your money from Uncle Sam. These cities and counties (Like Chicago and Cook) aren't interested in streamlining their spending excesses and wasteful patronage programs. Oh no! Let's just take more and more from the taxpayers.

You think Obama is going to help reign in government spending? Don't make me laugh! He's devious. He and his idiotic cohort Biden are pathological liars. Obama is a big-spending socialist with an ideology steeped in closeted Marxism.

Just check out the dozens of programs he wants to establish -- all to the tune of $1.238 Trillion of YOUR dollars.

Obama's Energy Plan Will Cost $150 Billion Over 10 Years, Equal To $15 Billion Annually And $60 Billion Over Four Years. "Obama will invest $150 billion over 10 years to advance the next generation of biofuels and fuel infrastructure, accelerate the commercialization of plug-in hybrids, promote development of commercial-scale renewable energy, invest in low-emissions coal plants, and begin the transition to a new digital electricity grid." (Obama For America, "The Blueprint For Change," www.barackobama.com, Accessed 1/14/08, p. 25)

Obama's National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank Will Cost $60 Billion Over Ten Years; Equal To $6 Billion A Year And $24 Billion Over Four Years. Obama: "I'm proposing a National Infrastructure Reinvestment Bank that will invest $60 billion over ten years." (Sen. Barack Obama, Remarks On Economic Policy, Janesville, WI, 2/13/08)

Obama's Early Education And K-12 Package Will Cost $18 Billion A Year; Equal To $72 Billion Over Four Years. "Barack Obama's early education and K-12 plan package costs about $18 billion per year." (Obama For America, "Barack Obama's Plan For Lifetime Success Through Education," www.barackobama.com, 11/20/07)

Obama's Home Foreclosure Prevention Fund Will Cost $10 Billion. Obama: "I've put forward a $10 billion home foreclosure prevention fund. We're going to help families who have been hoodwinked by deceptive practices and predatory loans so that they can work out the terms, stay in their home, keep paying their mortgage." (CNN's "CNN Newsroom," 3/2/08)

Obama's National Service Plan Will Cost $3.5 Billion A Year; Equal To $14 Billion Over Four Years. "Barack Obama's national service plan will cost about $3.5 billion per year when it is fully implemented." (Obama For America, "Helping All Americans Serve Their Country: Barack Obama's Plan For Universal Voluntary Citizen Service," www.barackobama.com, 12/5/07)ns of new, expensive, tax-subsidized spending programs that Obama wants to initiate.

Full list here.

Check it out - truly mind-boggling that this no talent asshat is dead even in polls with a decorated war hero.

And on that note, here is my latest bumper sticker idea:

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03 October 2008

Have a plan to kill everyone you meet

Another embedded journalist who doesn't get it is reporting that he saw a sign at India Company's Combat Operations post in Fallujah that read "HAVE A PLAN TO KILL EVERYONE YOU MEET."

Just as some civilians don't fully grasp what police officers face every day, this journalist doesn't understand what our soldiers are facing every day.

On the surface the sign seems a bit harsh - you really mean "Kill everyone you meet?" A Liberal would be hyperventilating and wringing his hands so hard the skin would be rubbing off at the sight of this sign.

Note to journalist: Fallujah was the deadliest place on the earth a couple years ago! He left this little tidbit out of his article.

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But it is really a call to be vigilant and skeptical when out in the field. Such a tactic could save the lives of our soldiers.

When I was a rookie, my FTO told me, "You should have the mindset that you may have to kill every person you stop - old ladies, old men, kids; whoever." The lesson wasn't lost on me. You never know who's going to try to kill you when you're out in the field, interacting with possible hostiles. Donald Marquez was murdered by an elderly man with a shotgun. Jim Mullens was crippled by an old man with a hand-gun. Richard Francis was killed by a portly woman who was creating a disturbance on a CTA bus. You just never know.

This story is just another small piece of evidence that the media is biased and/or truly ignorant of what our police and soldiers face. Notice in the article that the reporter writes,"The threat's always there,” Sergeant Chuck Balley told me as he looked blankly at nothing in particular. “Everybody is sketchy.”

You married guys need to see this

Print this and put it on the refrigerator...sometimes the Wife needs a reminder :)

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McKinney accuses Government of Katrina Murders

Cynthia McKinney, the opinionated bigoted fool who punched a Capitol Police Officer in 2006 because he had the "audacity" to challenge her as she tried to by-pass a security check point, is up to her old tricks again.

This time she's accusing the federal government of murdering 5,000 prisoners during the aftermath of hurricane Katrina.

She is certainly off her meds again. The ridiculousness of this accusation is apparent - you couldn't have 5,000 Louisiana people go missing without it raising some questions.

But the mind reels at the impact of disposing 5,000 hard-core criminals. Think of the benefits to society. Ahhhhh ... if I was King -- but I digress! :-)

As Michelle Malkin correctly pointed out, the Democrat Party and the Black Caucus are the "Party of Police Haters."

4 out of 5 Terrorists Support Obama

Well, it's probably not THAT high but 4 Weather Underground terrorists are officially endorsing Barack Hussein Obama.

Gee I'm not shocked. Obama's ideology is cut from the same cloth as revolutionary icons such as Karl Marx, Lenin and Che Guevara. Obama has surrounded himself with radicals his whole life. Now his former mentors are sponsoring his campaign.

It is October 3rd folks -- it is time to ramp up your efforts in getting McCain and Palin elected. Start talking to your co-workers, your family, your friends. It's going to be tough because the media is fully in the pocket for Obama and the propaganda against McCain-Palin is coming in like hot and heavy.

Palin did great last night against Biden; though she let him get away with some truly ignorant statements. Biden has publicly stated that he thinks high fructose corn syrup is more dangerous than terrorism. He thinks coal is more dangerous than terrorism. Here is the link to his remarks on fructose corn syrup versus terrorism.



Now go out there and get some heads!