Thursday, July 31, 2008


This DNC ad that is trying to claim that McCain has gone negative...

Seems like just a fancy version of this ad...

And yes I know (at least I strongly hope) the second ad is a joke but that is what makes it good satire, it is a joke but at the same time, very close to the truth about the DNC and a lot of Obama supporters.

What is so amusing about the DNC ad is that the ad quotes liberal sources saying that McCain is attacking without showing any actual McCain attacks. That is like me saying that Clinton lied and then quote AnnCoulter saying he lied when in actuality I would just show the clips of Clinton saying that he did not have sex with that woman and then follow it with the clip of him apologizing for having sex with that woman. See the difference? If they had "proof" of what they say, why not just show it instead of quoting the Times saying it?

I find it amusing how whenever someone has the "nerve" to question a democratic politician as to their fitness for office, their lack of experience, their questionable decisions and associations, it is considered an "attack" but it is perfectly alright and reasonable to call any conservative the most vile things. Obama spent years attending a church that preaches "God damn America" but don't you dare question Obama about it. Obama got his political start with the help of an unrepentant domestic terrorist but that is not important. Obama has involvements with a corrupt organization that has been involved in voter fraud (ACORN) but that is not news, at least not to the MSM.


Like Jimmy Carter, apparently the U.N. as also never met a dictator they didn't like. In this case the U.N. has been sending untold (they don't know how much) amounts of money to Burma for "aid" but of course the U.N. was completely unaware the the local tyrants have been pocketing the cash.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Urn Plant

This is a Urn Plant, Silver Vase Bromeliad, Aechmea Aechmea fasciata 'Primera'. It's a bromeliad, just like a pineapple. This one has started to bloom at the house and so we took a few pictures.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama Love!

It is the purest kind of love!

The video says it all and the MSM wonder why Fox is so popular. They still list option as such and news as such, unlike the rest of the media.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Is Hollywood too timid for the war on terror?

Nice piece in general and he makes some good points, read the whole thing. He does makes a false assumption though with this statement:

You don't have to like President Bush or support our efforts in Iraq to understand the threat of conspirators plotting to kill your children in the name of jihad.

He assumes everyone or mostly everyone agrees with and believes this. Sadly, this is not the case. There are many, a very many people that do not think me, you and your children are in any danger at all from Islamo-fascism, especially if we just leave them alone. That is a fantasy that we just can not afford to let America indulge in. There are scores of schools in the middle east and across the world that are teaching children that America is the great Satan and that to die while killing Americans is the most glorious thing they can do. That kind of hate can not be answered or changed by just leaving them alone. If we do not try to address this issue over there, we will be addressing it right here at home.

Oh give me a break!

This is frigging ridiculous! Now according to our court system, being sexually incapacitated is now going to be a protected disability for the purposes of the ADA. What a crock! The ADA was intended to protect those with "real" disabilities. The sightless, those with hearing problems, mobility issues, etc. Not those with weight, physiological, emotional, substance abuse or sexual problems or issues. As is typical, no good deed goes unpunished and a real attempt to help those in real need of a level playing field in society has been warped and twisted by those with an ax to grind or the desire to wear a "victim" badge. This case should be tossed out as it was the first time but I guess common sense does not rise to appellate-court level.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Chuck Norris: What the Bleep?!

It's time to grow up, America -- to move beyond the arguments of yesteryear. You're older than 200 now. It's time to act your age.

Monday, July 21, 2008

It is really starting to get crowded around here...

This is the third dwarf planet or plutoid (sorry Pluto) found in our solar system. It sure is getting crowded around here! It is a shame that we are not more "into" space. We should be out there tooling around our solar system. We should have space stations and moon colonies and be on our way to Mars. Instead we are nursing an aging shuttle fleet and working on a global space Motel 6. Shame.

Bumper Sticker

Sorry but this is just too funny...

Robin Williams: The Plan

Robin Williams , wearing a shirt that says "I love New York " in Arabic.

You gotta love Robin Williams. Even if he's nuts! Leave it to Robin Williams to come up with the perfect plan. What we need now is for our UN Ambassador to stand up and repeat this message.

Robin Williams ' plan...(Hard to argue with this logic!)

"I see a lot of people yelling for peace but I have not heard of a plan for peace. So, here's one plan."

1) "The US will apologize to the world for our "interference" in their affairs, past & present. You know, Hitler , Mussolini , Stalin , Tojo, Noriega, Milosevic, Hussein , and the rest of those "good 'ole' boys", we will never "interfere" again.

2) We will withdraw our troops from all over the world, starting with Germany, South Korea, the Middle East, and the Philippines. They don't want us there. We would station troops at our borders. No one allowed sneaking through holes in the fence.

3) All illegal aliens have 90 days to get their affairs together and leave or we'll give them a free trip home. After 90 days the remainder will be gathered up and deported immediately, regardless of whom or where they are. They're illegal!!! France will welcome them.

4) All future visitors will be thoroughly checked and limited to 90 days unless given a special permit!!!! No one from a terrorist nation will be allowed in. If you don't like it there, change it yourself and don't hide here. Asylum would never be avail able to anyone. We don't need any more cab drivers or 7-11 cashiers.

5) No foreign "students" over age 21. The older ones are the bombers. If they don't attend classes, they get a "D" and it's back home baby.

6) The US will make a strong effort to become self-sufficient energy wise. This will include developing nonpolluting sources of energy but will require a temporary drilling of oil in the Alaskan wilderness. The caribou will have to cope for a while.

7) Offer Saudi Arabia and other oil producing countries $10 a barrel for their oil. If they don't like it, we go someplace else. They can go somewhere else to sell their production. (About a week of the wells filling up the storage sites would be enough.)

8) If there is a famine or other natural catastrophe in the world, we will not "interfere." They can pray to Allah or whomever, for seeds, rain, cement or whatever they need. Besides most of what we give them is stolen or given to the army. The people who need it most get very little, if anything.

9) Ship the UN Headquarters to an isolated island someplace. We don't need the spies and fair weather friends here. Besides, the building would make a good homeless shelter or lockup for illegal aliens.

10) All Americans must go to charm and beauty school. That way, no one can call us "Ugly Americans" any longer.

The Language we speak is ENGLISH..learn it...or LEAVE...Now, isn't that a winner of a plan? "The Statue of Liberty is no longer saying "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses." She's got a baseball bat and she's yelling, 'you want a piece of me?' "

eMail Joke: Question

Q: How many women with MENOPAUSE or PMS, does it take to change a light bulb?

A: One! ONLY ONE!!!! And do you know WHY? Because no one else in this house knows HOW to change a light bulb! They don't even know that the bulb is BURNED OUT!! They would sit in the dark for THREE DAYS before they figured it out. And, once they figured it out, they wouldn't be able to find the #&%!* light bulbs despite the fact that they've been in the SAME CABINET for the past 17 YEARS! But if they did, by some miracle of God, actually find them, 2 DAYS LATER, the chair they dragged to stand on to change the STUPID light bulb would STILL BE IN THE SAME SPOT!! AND UNDERNEATH IT WOULD BE THE WRAPPER THE FREAKING LIGHT BULBS CAME IN!!! BECAUSE NO ONE EVER CARRIES OUT THE GARBAGE!!! IT'S A WONDER WE HAVEN'T ALL SUFFOCATED FROM THE PILES OF GARBAGE THAT ARE A FOOT DEEP THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE HOUSE!! IT WOULD TAKE AN ARMY TO CLEAN THIS PLACE! AND DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON WHO CHANGES THE TOILET PAPER ROLL !! I'm sorry. What was the question?

eMail Joke: The Republican Fisherman

A woman in a hot air balloon realized she was lost. She lowered her altitude and spotted a man in a boat below. She shouted to him, 'Excuse me, can you help me? I promised a friend I would meet him an hour ago, but I don't know where I am.'

The man consulted his portable GPS and replied, 'You're in a hot air balloon, approximately 30 feet above a ground elevation of 2346 feet above sea level. You are at 31 degrees, 14.97 minutes north latitude and 100 degrees, 49.09 minutes west longitude.'

She rolled her eyes and said, 'You must be a Republican.'

'I am,' replied the man. 'How did you know?'

'Well,' answered the balloonist, 'everything you told me is technically correct , but I have no idea what to do with your information, and I'm still lost. Frankly, you've not been much help to me.'

The man smiled and responded, 'You must be a Democrat.'

'I am,' replied the balloonist. 'How did you know?'

'Well,' said the man, 'you don't know where you are or where you are going. You've risen to where you are, due to a large quantity of hot air. You made a promise that you have no idea how to keep, and you expect me to solve your problem. You're in exactly the same position you were in before we met, but, somehow, now it's my fault.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

What were they thinking?

I am not sure if I am more disappointed in the U.N. or in Israel for this. What the AP chooses to call a prisoner swap is in reality an exchange of 5 cold blooded terrorists for 2 dead solders.

The U.N. once again shows its self to be an enemy to freedom and democracy. They helped to broker this Israel/Lebanon exchange that allowed the release of 5 terrorists in exchange for the bodies of two dead Israeli solders. They also hope to broker more swaps in the future. I am sure that they do. The more terrorists that they can get Israel to release, the more that are available to terrorize Israeli civilians. I believe one of the 5 terrorists released was this "hero".

It has been reported that According to Israeli officials, the bodies were received in a severely-damaged state

Additionally an Israeli official stated "the verification process yesterday was very slow, because, if we thought the enemy was cruel to the living and the dead, we were surprised, when we opened the caskets, to discover just how cruel. And I'll leave it at that."

I won't hold my breath waiting for the U.N. to condemn Lebanon for how the solders were treated both before and after they were killed.

As has been said before, with friends like this, who needs enemies.

How do the Democrats address gas prices?

Why they propose solutions that they know will not work and/or will not help while claiming to be doing their part.

In fact, the Dems' cobbled-together statute won't generate a single barrel of new oil production. It contains a series of provisions that add nothing to existing law or existing energy production capabilities.


Another example of "consequence free" confrontation

It is so easy to poke the bear when you know the bear will absolutely not bite you, when you are guaranteed to be able to get away with it. There is no "speaking truth to power" in that. Just opportunism and to a degree cowardice. It is easy to demonstrate where demonstrating is free. It is quite different to demonstrate about real issues in places where there is a real cost to dissection. That guy in Tiananmen Square was protesting. He was putting it all on the line for what he believed in. Quite the contrast from these people who protest against the issue du jour while risking nothing.

One man's terrorist is another man's hero...

What the Times describes as a kidnapping raid that "went horribly wrong" seems to be anything but.

Perhaps Israel’s most reviled prisoner, Samir Kuntar, will return to a hero’s welcome when he crosses into Lebanon this week, 29 years after he left its shores in a rubber dinghy to kidnap Israelis from the coastal town of Nahariya. That raid went horribly wrong, leaving five people dead, a community terrorized and a nation traumatized. Two Israeli children and their father were among those killed.

Out of 21 paragraphs in this story at least half are used to explain poor little Kuntar's background. His life and upbringing. No paragraphs describe the life and upbringing of the Israelis he murdered. The Times does not discuss the short life of the 4 year old girl who's head he smashed in with a rifle nor do they spend any time describing the girl's father who they shot before her eyes (just before killing her). They don't spend any time mentioning the dead man's other daughter who died as a result of the raid (she was accidentally smothered by the girl's mother while in hiding for their lives). I guess that "background" information is irrelevant to the story of this poor courageous man, this hero.

There is also this gem.

But much of Lebanon, its Shiite majority in particular, regards Mr. Kuntar as a courageous fighter who has sacrificed much of his life in the nation’s struggle against Israel.

Yes indeed. Mr Kuntar is quite the courageous fighter shooting an unarmed father in front of his 4 year old daughter and then crushing her skull killing her. What a man! That others in Lebanon celebrate this man speaks volumes about those in Lebanon as a people and as a society.

I also like how the Times chooses to describe the other terrorists that were killed in the raid "his colleagues". Colleagues, as though they were all members of the same chess club or something instead of cold blooded, murdering terrorists.

Mrs. Kuntar (the terrorist's mother) turns defensive when asked about the child. “Certainly, it bothers me,” she said in the 2006 interview. “She wasn’t guilty of anything.”

Well there you are wrong Mrs. Kuntar, she (and her father) were guilty, guilty of just being Jewish and for many Arabs, that is all it takes to justify their deaths.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


We had some company unexpectedly drop in around 6:30 last night. They only stayed an hour or so but did make quite the impression. They have visited before but usually only after midnight.

No news here...

It seems that the Chicago Tribune does not deem a pro-gun rally that was attended by 500 or more citizens news worthy. Wonder why? Could it be that in the minds of the editors of the Chicago Tribune, a peaceful, pro-gun rally in Chicago (especially in light of the recent supreme court decision on D.C.'s ban) is not something they can politically support and as such is not news?

Suzanna Hupp did make a comment about the press: (loosely quoted from memory) “that they would search the crowd looking for 1 overweight man wearing camouflage, missing half his teeth and put him on the evening news rambling like a mad man.”

I attended a pro-gun rally in Richmond VA many years ago. It was downtown, which at that time was all corporate and all suits. A friend and I watched a local news crew work their way through the crowd bypassing person after person until they found someone dressed in fatigues. They must have walked past 100 people until they found the "type" they were looking for. Later on the news I saw that they even framed the shot so as to be looking away from the crowd so as to not show that 99% of the attendees were suited men and woman.

As a commenter noted: "When Jessie Jackson buses in 200 people, it gets on the front page for days." but there is no agenda here.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The Legacy of Islamic Antisemitism

This is a presentation by Dr. Andrew Bostom where he discusses antisemitism and his book. The video is 2 hours long but well worth watching.

Dr. Bostom makes it crystal clear that Islamic antisemitism is contrary to popular belief, not a new invention but instead is a fundamental part of Islam and the Koran.

The new "black list"

While it is true that the ratio of Obama-to-McCain bumper stickers in West L.A. is about 250-to-1, there are untold closet Republicans in the entertainment industry who dare not advertise their beliefs in movie studio parking lots. (Unfortunately, car keying is a tactic wielded liberally by the self-described "tolerant.")

Sanity strikes again!

The World Health Organisation and the European Union have allowed Uganda to spray DDT to kill mosquitoes (that spread malaria).

About time! The number of people (children included) that the environmental movement has killed as a result of their unwarranted crusade against DDT is a crime of the highest nature. It is estimated that 2.7 million people die each year of malaria, mainly among children under five years old. The fact that it is still difficult to make use of DDT to help save lives even after all this time is another travesty of emotion over reason.

Rachel Carson started the movement against DDT with her book Silent Spring (released in 1962). In this book, she misrepresented and/or ignored the science done on DDT to support her stance that DDT affected the reproductive cycle of birds. Another fine example of environmental facts in action.

The Untold Story of Gun Confiscation After Katrina

With guns we are citizens without them we are subjects.

Schooling Wesley Clark

I do not approve of or agree with everything that McCain the politician did or is doing but he has shown himself capable of the most honorable of things under the most trying of circumstances.

Clark's statement just further highlighted the difference between McCain and Obama. McCain did things. It appears that time and again, Obama just showed up.

NYT; France TV 2 al-Dura lie "not a story"

As noted in the article, the NTY spend plenty of time pushing the al-Dura story when it thought the story true, that Israel forces killed a 12 year old boy. It appears that this story has been proved to be a lie in French court but no word of that a the Times. What gives NTY, this does not count as news?

Thursday, July 10, 2008

More Dallas County idiocy...

Racial hyper-sensitivity, the gift that keeps on giving!

Apparently, along with astronomical phenomena, “devil’s food cake” is a racist terms too, as well as "black sheep". What will be the next item on the list? Will we have to change 'being in the "black"' to something else?

Also, I have not heard if the commissioner has yet apologised for his clearly racial "white hole" comment but then again, he is black and according to some, African-Americans can not be racists.

Muslim Woman Protests X-Ray Specs

Via Protein Wisdom.

It would seem to me that a far safer, more equitable solution here is to have a separate scanner for women only, staffed by women. This way, the same "tight" security can be maintained but the local sensibilities can be respected. Which is more invasive? Having your revealing scan seen by another woman or being physically patted down and intimately touched by a woman?

Is New York City the new California?

"ban-happy busybodies" is putting it kindly...

This is a nation wide phenomenon and it only seems to be getting worse. Don't worry though, it is all done to "protect" us, oh and "for the children".

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

ACORN in the news again!

Acorn chose to treat the embezzlement of nearly $1 million eight years ago as an internal matter and did not even notify its board.

Acorn was also a former client of Obama and that Obama helped train Acorn staffers. And while the paper identifies Acorn as an “antipoverty” group, it is also frequently involved in scandal-ridden voter registration drives. Both Obama and Acorn joined briefs urging the Supreme Court to overturn Indiana’s voter ID law. Acorn’s national political arm has endorsed Obama, even as its ”non-partisan” wing gears up for another round of registration drives.

In Dallas County, celestial events are now racist!

I kid you not. In a county commissioner's meeting, one commissioner said it seemed that central collections "has become a black hole" because paperwork reportedly has become lost in the office.

To which another (black) commissioner John Wiley Price, interrupted him with "Excuse me!" He then corrected his colleague, saying the office has become a "white hole."

That prompted Judge Thomas Jones, who is black, to demand an apology from Mayfield for his racially insensitive analogy.

So, at this point, in Dallas County at least, a collapsed star that has gravity so strong that light can not even escape, is racist. You can't make this stuff up!

The article does not say if John Price ever apologized for his racially insensitive and racially motivated remark. Somehow, I don't think so.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Poor little old librarian...

Is kicked out of a John McCain town hall meeting for NO reason! The brutes!

But wait, there is more! It turns out that the poor little old librarian is really a former reporter and is a member of the Progress Now network. Progress Now if you will recall is linked to and funded by George Soros. I would not hold my breath waiting for the nightly news to include this extra information.

Some little old lady librarian she turned out to be...

San Francisco group want George W. Bush Sewage Plant

So a group in San Francisco wants to rename a sewage treatment plant after President Bush. If that is the case, I guess it would only be fair to name a women's abuse center after former President Clinton and a mental facility after former President Carter.

No good deed ever goes unpunished, #2

Not commenting on how bright the parents were for letting this "person" stay with them and the article does not make it clear if they knew of his status but the result of their kindness is unmistakable.

A family known to Conway was nice enough to let him stay with them beginning about a month ago. This family has at least one child - a fourteen-year-old girl.

The father came home about 3a.m. on Saturday morning and found both his child and Conway gone. He called police because not only were they gone it did not look as though his daughter went along willingly.

Conway’s slipper was found in his daughter’s bedroom, her blanket was found outside the house and her bracelet was on the ground and looked as if it had been ripped from her wrist.

So this dumbass drives by the house at about 6a.m. while the police were there investigating. He takes off and they chase his car for about a block until he crashes into a truck with a family inside. He then jumps out of the car and tries to run. He fought with the police and they had to taser him.

So the police pop the trunk of the car and find the girl inside. Just to be on the safe side paramedics airlifted her to UC Davis Medical Center. They were concerned she had a spinal injury.

Conway is facing at the minimum charges of kidnapping, fleeing the scene of an accident, resisting arrest, and assault on a police officer.

So much for giving someone a helping hand. We can only hope that their daughter is OK.

Obama, Change he can believe in

This is actually a pretty good spot...

Food Police in Colorado

This has to be read to be believed. The DNC food guidelines for the convention.

I love the last item on the list:

Encourage staff to use alternative modes of transportation

But of course. Encourage the STAFF to use alternative modes of transportation. Alternative to what? Does not make clear but of course the term "alternative modes of transportation" is code for mass transit. This is also, as noted in the guidelines for "staff". Does not say if the actual delegates will be encouraged to use alternative modes of transportation but somehow I doubt it.

Proper gun control

Is this really so much a 2nd amendment issue? It is a Wisconsin law but I think as stated, it is a but ambiguous as to the pistol in question.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Rep. Laura Richardson, the gift that keeps on giving

It seems that Rep Richardson can do more than just default on mortgages and loose a home to foreclosure, she can also sell you a home. This would seem to indicate that she had more than the average understanding of the details of home purchase and financing and should have been able to understand the contracts she was signing when purchasing the home she lost and mortgage she defaulted on.

You get the government you deserve. Let us see if her district deserves no better than she.

As an interesting side note, the Press-Telegram was able to discover that Richardson is a Democrat. They loose points as they are a local paper but the LA Times is much bigger and has all those layers of fact checkers working for them so they loose points too.

Another traitor in our midst

Now it seems that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Congressman James McGovern were in communications with FARC who have been designated as a terrorist group by the US government. What is it with Democrats and working with the enemies of freedom globally and this country specifically?

More prison guards desecrate the Koran

I doubt that you will hear about it on NBC, ABC, CBS or CNN as it did not take place in Gitmo by U.S. personnel (unlike that fake story that appeared in Newsweek). Instead this incident took place in a Syrian prison. As others have pointed out, since this incident took place in the middle-east and can not be linked back to the Great Satan (the good old U.S. of A.) then it is mostly a non-issue and nothing to get too worked up over either here or in the middle-east.

Thief alerts police to 'Terror' van

He may be a thief but he is still human. There is no online follow-up to explain details of the van bomb, if it was "real' and what damage it could have caused. Hopefully the thief will take this opportunity (both lack of charges filed and good publicity) to turn his life around and walk away from his criminal tendencies.

The thief took a big chance moving the van. It could have been booby-trapped to go off when started but there is no telling how many lives he might have saved by "stealing" it away to a safer location.

It was originally parked near a Muslim school. Was that the van's source or potential target? Neither would be good.

Lawn Chair Flying

Looks like a fun way to spend the day. Glad to see he was greeted with friendly town's folks and not police and FAA.

Myth Busters will need to take a second look as they did an episode on lifting a lawn chair with balloons and if I remember correctly, they called it busted. They used standard sized balloons whereas this fellow used large ones. Could make all the difference as there would be less balloon to lift weight by going with the larger balloons.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Just great, now there will be a run on watermelon!

Found in the flesh and rind of watermelons, citrulline reacts with the body's enzymes when consumed in large quantities and is changed into arginine, an amino acid that benefits the heart and the circulatory and immune systems.

"Arginine boosts nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels, the same basic effect that Viagra has, to treat erectile dysfunction and maybe even prevent it," said Bhimu Patil, a researcher and director of Texas A&M's Fruit and Vegetable Improvement Center. "Watermelon may not be as organ-specific as Viagra, but it's a great way to relax blood vessels without any drug side effects."

Fred Thompson at NRLF

There has been a lot of talk about the need for change in this country. That is Senator Obama’s mantra, of course. And all of the commentators say, “It is a change election.” Well, I can understand why the call for change is so powerful considering the pitiful condition that our country is in.

We simply have the most prosperous, freest and strongest country in the history of the world. So we can understand why liberal politicians and their supporters see the need for great change.

I wish Fred wanted to be president more and sooner. I would much prefer being able to vote for him than any one of the current candidates.

Let's play "Name that Party"...

This LA Times article discusses much about Long Beach Rep. Laura Richardson and her issues with a mortgage she has defaulted on, a home she lost to foreclosure, her troubles with a car lease (the most expensive lease of any member of the House of Representatives), at least one unpaid parking ticket and other troubles.

What the article does not choose to disclose is Richardson's party affiliation. Fortunately for you, I have access to a research tool that apparently is not yet available to LA Times reporters, Google. A quick search turns up the fact that Richardson is a, wait for it, Democrat.

Rush Limbaugh's platform

1. Open the continental shelf to drilling. Ditto the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
2. Establish a 17 percent flat tax.
3. Privatize Social Security.
4. Give parents school vouchers to break the monopoly of public education.
5. Revoke Jimmy Carter’s passport while he is out of the country.
6. Abandon all government policies based on the hoax of man-made global warming.

I would fully support #1, #3, #4, #6. I would replace #2 with the FairTax (which I think is a better answer). I think #5 is not only a stellar idea but long over due. The man was an abysmal president and has managed to out do even that by being an even more abysmal former president. He seems to have never met a dictator he hasn't liked. He is far more effective at building houses than he is at international affairs.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Obama, AmeriCorps and ACORN

So Obama would like to double the size of his liberal activists army to 250,000. That would give him quite the domestic army of foot solders to push any/every liberal agenda. Some of the "good works" that AmeriCorps has done to date include:

- gone door to door to recruit people for food stamps
- recruiting middle-class families to accept subsidized federal health insurance for their children
- bankrolled the Welfare Rights Organizing Coalition
- helped run a program that gave children $5 for each toy gun they brought in
- put on a puppet show to warn four-year-olds of the dangers of earthquakes
- busied themselves foisting unreliable “ultra-low-flush toilets” on poor people

In addition there are disturbing ties between AmeriCorps and ACORN. ACORN claims to be an “antipoverty” group but have been known to get caught up in voter registration fraud.

John McCain also has supported expanding AmeriCorps but he does not have the level of involvement that Obama would have nor the ties to ACORN

Cougars on the prowl?

All hunters know, you go where the prey are...

The article does not say but I am curious about the ages of the women and men involved. Is it older women hitting on younger men or is age not a factor?

Just a politician

I can't feign outrage over Barack Obama using his position as a new U.S. Senator to help secure a lower rate on a loan for The Home That Resko Built Helped Cut a Deal On.

Barack Obama did precisely what every other politician does, and nothing more.

Yep, just what every other politician does. We should expect no better from the man running for PRESIDENT cause, you know, he is just a politician.

Oh the cynicism. So much for change "we can believe in"...

Indeed, where is the "First"?

Thanks a lot John! You stepped in it big the first time around, trying to ram amnesty down our throats and here you are back-peddling on security first in order to score points with people that CAN'T EVEN VOTE while giving those of us that can ACTUALLY VOTE a big thumb in the eye. And you wonder why you are suspect by the GOP base...

Obama and the company he keeps

With friends like these (and others like Father Pfleger and Reverend Wright), America does not need enemies. Would a Precedent Obama let them sleep in the Lincoln bedroom?

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

The Left, as you know, favors democracy ... except when it doesn’t

The key to defeating the initiative is to keep it off the ballot in the first place. That's the only way we're going to win.

Indeed, all that power to the people rhetoric is all well and good for fund raisers and as long as it is used to support an agenda that they (the left) approve of cause well they do know what is best and all.


Why it would be difficult to "swift boat" McCain

For this to be a "Swift Boating," people who stayed at the Hanoi Hilton would have to say that McCain was lying about what he did there -- or perhaps that his repeated claims that events there were "seared, seared" in his memory are false, and he was never actually there at all -- and those people would have to be telling the truth.

And I don't think that is likely to happen...

As the liberal playbook instructs, the left must now try to dig up any dirt that they can against McCain and claim that they are just doing what the "swift boat" guys did to Kerry, all the while ignoring the fact that what the Swift Boat guys did was tell the truth about Kerry's lies whereas what the left is doing is either twisting the truth or making things up. The Swift Boat guys used Kerry's own lies and actions against him and rightfully so whereas the left is just trying to slander McCain. Yet another example of leftest double-speak.