Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween?

Even though America is in a serious financial crisis, according to "A recent survey by the National Retail Federation" Halloween spending will be up this year. Americans are expected to spend $5.77 billion dollars on Halloween!

Isn't it ironic that 1) while Americans so were furious about the the waterboarding of three terrorists at Gitmo, and 2) while Americans appear to be about to elect Barack Obama, in no small part because they think Obama has more compassion on the poor; Americans then go out and spend nearly six BILLION dollars on a holliday celebrating terror and torture?!

Investigating Joe the Plumber

"Ohio’s inspector general is investigating why a state agency director approved checking the state child-support computer system for information on “Joe the Plumber.”

When asked about why she did this, the woman under investigation said, “Our practice is when someone is thrust quickly into the public spotlight, we often take a look” at them" (Dispatch Politics via Michelle Malkin).

"Thrust into the spotlight?" Is she kidding? All he did was ask a question!

"We often take a look at them"! Really? So in other words, if you ever get "thrust into the spotlight," if you every have the audacity to ask a politician a question that puts him or her in a bad light, if you ever campaign against a politician, if you ever do anything that puts you on the Democratic radar screen..........some government bureaucrat may launch a government investigation into your past!?

Wouldn't you think that America's civil libertarians would be absolutely livid about this? Wouldn't you think they would be very concerned about the chilling effect this could have on free speech?

They would be....if someone were being investigated for asking John McCain an embarrassing question.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Change

Barack Obama's mantra is "change." Here's a quick thought on Change from one of my favorite websites ;-)

Slippery Slope

Barack Obama on tax cuts.

Obama and child killing

It is hard for me to understand how any Christian could watch this video and still vote for Barack Obama. In fact, I can't understand how anyone with a sense of morality could watch this video and vote for Obama. He is advocating the killing of living children!


Homosexual "tolerance" in California

The city of Chino Hills California is threatening voters with fines of $25.00 per day for putting up signs in their own yard which support Proposition 8. The city also threatened to fine a church which was distributing the signs (OneNewsNow).

Wouldn't you think the ACLU would be all over this city for unconstitutional suppression of free speech? Wouldn't you think that the national media would pick up on this? Wouldn't you expect civil rights advocates to be raising the roof over such suppression of voting rights?

But Proposition 8 would define marriage as the bond between one man and one women. The Left opposes this is so constitutional and civil rights don't count.

That's "tolerance" Left-wing style! Just wait until they have control of the House, the Senate and the White House, and together they pack the Supreme Court with like-minded fascists.

God help us!

The Left and civil rights

This morning I heard again how the personal, private information about "Joe the Plumber" has been illegally obtained and published. That made me wonder.

Remember all those on the Left who were so terribly concerned that the civil rights of Jihadist terrorsts might be violated?

Where are all those Leftists now? Why do they seem so concerned about the privacy and civil rights of terrorists but not the privacy and civil rights of an average American citizen who just asked a question?

And they wonder why we sometimes think they are unpatriotic or un-American!

The Constitution, Freedom and Obama

Our constitutional guarantees to freedom of religion and free speech are not absolute. For example, if you spread damaging lies that you know to be untrue about your neighbor, “freedom of speech” will not protect you from charges of slander or libel. Or, if you were to sacrifice a virgin claiming that your religion requires you to do so, “freedom of religion” will not protect you from charges of murder.

So if a pastor stands up on a Sunday morning and preaches from Romans 1 that homosexual behavior is sinful and that we should love the sinner but hate the sin, could he be prosecuted for a hate crime?

That depends. When the majority of Supreme Court justices are “constructionists” who interpret the Constitution in light of the intention of the Founding Fathers, the pastor’s teaching will be fully protected by the Constitution.

But if Barack Obama has his way and appoints Supreme Court justices who believe that Constitution is a “living, breathing document” which should be “interpreted” (perverted) in light of modern standards of political correctness, there is absolutely nothing that would prevent Obama’s justices from deciding that calling homosexuality “sinful” constitutes hate speech.

Since our constitutional guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion are not absolute, there is absolutely nothing that would prevent Court from arbitrarily deciding that the Constitution does not protect speech that calls homosexuality sinful, even if it comes from the Bible.
Freedom of speech and freedom of religion are what is at stake in this election.

Those who say it can’t happen here need only look at Canada and Australia where pastors have already been prosecuted for calling homosexuality sinful.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Just a guy in my neighborhood

The LA Times has a video tape of a celebration in which Barack Obama was praising Rashid Khalidi who was a supporter of the PLO at a time when the PLO was considered a terrorist organization.

William Ayers the domestic terrorist head of the Weather Underground which set off bombs in their attempt to overthrow the American government was also at this celebration.

When Barack Obama was once asked about his association with William Ayers he said that Ayers was just a guy who lived in his neighborhood.

Really? And they just happen to be at the same celebration honoring this anti-Israel, PLO supporter? What a coincidence. Or was Obama's statement a cover-up?

An appeal to honest Democrats

On the Hugh Hewitt blog, Bill Dyer makes a plea to honest Democrats:

Don't close your eyes, my honest friends who are Democrats. Don't pretend it's not happening. Don't compromise your own honesty by refusing to see the dishonesty that is swirling around your preferred candidate's campaign.

Speak out. Demand more. I know you know who to call, who to write, who to email: They've been asking you for your (legal) contributions for months and months, now, haven't they?

For a start, every honest Democrat should demand that everyone associated with the decision to disable the most basic anti-fraud mechanisms from the Obama-Biden campaign's credit-card donations systems be publicly identified and immediately fired. Every honest Democrat should demand the immediate and full cooperation from the campaign — pointedly beginning with Barack Obama — in seeing them prosecuted and convicted.


Americans complain about corruption in politics but we have no one to blame but ourselves.

When it was to his financial advantage, Barack Obama flat out lied to the American people about public financing. And as the quote above demonstrates, Barack Obama's campaign is engaging in election fraud. Barack Obama himself has contributed $800,000 to ACORN which is committing voter registration fraud.

Why on earth would you vote for someone who has not only lied to your face, but whose campaign appears to be engaging in criminal election fraud?

Barack Obama's TV ad

As I write this, Barack Obama is running a half-hour paid prime time TV ad. You won't see a similar ad by McCain. Prime time TV ads cost millions!

Earlier in this campaign when Barack Obama had far less money than McCain, Obama PROMISED that if McCain limited his campain income by accepting public financing, Obama would do the same.

McCain agreed.

Then Obama discovered that he could make MUCH more money from his Hollywood and liberal friends, so Obama went back on his promise.

Make no mistake about it. The reason Obama had money to run a prime time TV ad while McCain did not, is because John McCain kept his promise and Barack Obama LIED!

If Obama lied to you about something as significant as public financing, why on earth would you think he will be honest with you about his other promises?

Obama and the FBI

According to a former "Assistant Director in charge of the administrative division of the FBI," (the division responsible for the hiring and clearing of personnel); someone who had been associated with the kind of people Barack Obama has been associated with could not even get hired at the FBI (LFR)!

But we're about to elect him President of the United States!

Obama and credit card fraud

The Obama camp's deception now appears to be much greater than we thought (that's saying a lot)! The justice department really needs to investigate this immediately.

Obama and Rashid Khalidi

Ed Morrissey raises more questions about a videotape "that reportedly features Barack Obama praising former Yasser Arafat toady Rashid Khalidi at a 2003 going-away party."

The future of libraries

The library world is littered with the false prophecies of those who have tried to predict the future of libraries, but I thought I'd take a stab at it anyway.

Google has apparently just reached a settlement in a lawsuit that, in my opinion, could change the future of small college libraries. From a Google news release:
"We'll also be offering libraries, universities and other organizations the ability to purchase institutional subscriptions, which will give users access to the complete text of millions of titles while compensating authors and publishers for the service. tudents and researchers will have access to an electronic library that combines the collections from many of the top universities across the country. Public and university libraries in the U.S. will also be able to offer terminals where readers can access the full text of millions of out-of-print books for free" (Google books; emphasis mine).
Librarians already purchase subscriptions to millions of full-text journal articles via companies like EBSCO. We will jump at institutional subscriptions to copyrighted-but-out-of print books through Google.

Just imagine if Amazon.com were to follow Google's lead and make its current "in-print" books available via subscription (like EBSCO does with journals). And imagine if Amazon.com made everything (Google books, Amazon Books, EBSCO journals) available on its hand-held book reader, the Kindle.

All incoming students could be given a Kindle and small college libraries as we know them would be obsolete overnight.

After all, why would a small college spend $25,000, $50,000 or $100,000 a year on books when an annual subscription could provide more books immediately--including current books--than the library would have money to purchase in 500 years!

Students would have more book and journal information in their purse or backpack than contained in an entire university library today.

The library might then be transformed into a computer center and coffee shop where students could find a comfortable place to read their Kindle and get help navigating and evaluating the overwhelming flood of information.

For small college libraries this would mean no more selecting, purchasing, receiving, cataloging, processing, shelving, checking out and re-shelving books.

The only things for which a librarian might be needed would be to help with reference questions, teach "library" research sessions, manage the various subscriptions.......and sell coffee. Why would a small college pay salaries to so many student library workers, library staff and professional librarians when a librarian and a few student assistants might do?

People who predict the future of libraries are almost always wrong but I will be surprised if we don't see the beginnings of this information revolution in less than five years.

I think it is a good thing for colleges, professors and students. Probably not a good time to be entering the library profession though :-)

Obama and terrorists

The Los Angeles Times says they have a videotape of "Barack Obama toasting former PLO spokesman Rashid Khalidi, at a party attended by radical Palestinian activists and former Weather Underground terrorists Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn" (LGF, Fox).

They refuse to release the video.

It seems to me that this is potentially explosive and that not releasing the video should be more damaging than releasing it. We are now left with nothing but speculation. For example:

Does this video prove that Obama lied when he said that Ayers was just a guy in his neighborhood (we already know he lied about that and then tried to cover it up).

Does this video show Obama taking a hardline pro-Islamic extremist, anti-Israel stance?

Does this video show Obama sympathizing with PLO and other terrorists? (One thing we've learned about politicians is that they will say almost anything to get elected. We want to know what they's said before they were campaigning)!

Is the content of this video so damaging to Obama that the LA Times--certainly no right wing newspaper!--knows that if it were released, Obama's campaign would be over?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What exactly is "rich"

According to Barack Obama if you make more than $250,000 you are rich and should be taxed more.

Oh, wait, Obama appears now to believe that $200,000 is rich.

But wait, yesterday Biden suggested that $150,000 is rich (Hot Air).

And they haven't even been elected yet! After the election the definition of "rich" will likely be dropped to whatever it takes to raise the trillions of dollars the Obamassiah needs to establish his utopian kingdom. Hold on to your pocketbooks!

Obama and the Constitution

A radio interview Barack Obama did in 2001 has surfaced. In this iterview, Obama seems to complain that "the Supreme Court never ventured into the issues of redistribution of wealth..."

Surely Obama knows the redistribution of wealth is not among the duties or authority granted to the Supreme Court by the Founding Fathers!

But that doesn't matter to Obama. He goes on to complain that the Warren Court "didn’t break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution...." Obama then tries to cover his gaffe by adding, "at least as it's been interpreted."

Here is a candidate for President of the United States who seems to be complainng that the Supreme Court--which is supposed to interpret the Constitution--did not "break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution."

The President of the United States is sworn to uphold the Constitution, yet Barack Obama laments the fact that our Supreme Court did not break free of the Constitution!

But no worries! When Obama becomes President he'll take care of that when he appoints the next Supreme Court justices who will "interpret" (pervert) the Constitution in light of modern standards of political correctness rather than according to any constraints placed there by the Founding Fathers.

And then the American Constitution will be about as valuable as the old Soviet Union's Constitution--not worth the paper it was printed on.

This is by far the scariest Halloween season I've ever experienced!

Obama on America and Nazi Germany

Minnesota's Michelle Bachmann questioned the patriotism of some members of Congress and she is now in danger of losing the election over it. Barack Obama has compared America with Nazi Germany and he is about to be elected.

Unbelievable!

ACORN's tax problems

You may have heard about how Joe the Plumber has a tax lein for about a thousand dollars. Democrats and the Left wing media have been all over this because Joe the Plumber had the audacity to ask the Obamassiah the wrong question.

What you may not have heard is that ACORN--which Obama has supported with $800,000--has over three million dollars in tax leins!

And since ACORN appears to be working hard to rig the election in the Democrat's favor, the Democrats in "The most ethical Congress in history" don't seem to want to investigate.

What a surprise.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Qur'an, sura 60

Robert Spencer's commentary on the Qur'an, sura 60 is now available on Jihad Watch.

Planned murder of Barack Obama

According to Fox News, the ATF has arrested two white supremacists suspected of planning to kill 88 black students, to decapitate 14 others and finally, to kill Barack Obama.

The sicko's involved in this plot assumed that they were going to die in the process but that didn't bother them.

I think even the attempted assassination of a President or candidate for President (or Vice President) should be enough to warrant the death penalty. Such attempts strike at the very heart of Democracy.

As for the plan to kill of all those black students--if there were a proposal to amend the Constitution to allow cruel and unusual punishment just for mass murderers or serial murderers, I would vote for it. Neither life in prison nor the death penalty provides any deterrent for such incredibly warped monsters.

Obama and the proletariat

Mark Levin has an outstanding "must read" article on the National Review Online. Below is a short exerpt but please read the entire article when you get a chance (hat tip: John W).
Obama's entire campaign is built on class warfare and human envy. The "change" he peddles is not new. We've seen it before. It is change that diminishes individual liberty for the soft authoritarianism of socialism. It is a populist appeal that disguises government mandated wealth redistribution as tax cuts for the middle class, falsely blames capitalism for the social policies and government corruption (Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac) that led to the current turmoil in our financial markets, fuels contempt for commerce and trade by stigmatizing those who run successful small and large businesses, and exploits human imperfection as a justification for a massive expansion of centralized government. Obama's appeal to the middle class is an appeal to the "the proletariat," as an infamous philosopher once described it, about which a
mythology has been created. Rather than pursue the American Dream, he insists that the American Dream has arbitrary limits, limits Obama would set for the rest of us — today it's $250,000 for businesses and even less for individuals. If the individual dares to succeed beyond the limits set by Obama, he is punished for he's now officially "rich." The value of his physical and intellectual labor must be confiscated in greater amounts for the good of the proletariat (the middle class). And so it is that the middle class, the birth-child of capitalism, is both celebrated and enslaved — for its own good and the greater good. The "hope" Obama represents, therefore, is not hope at all. It is the misery of his utopianism imposed on the individual.

There is no tooth fairy

Economist Arthur Laffer has an excellent article on the economic crisis in today's Wall Street Journal. I've posted a short blurb below but when you get a chance, please read the entire ariticle (hat tip: John W).
No one likes to see people lose their homes when housing prices fall and they can't afford to pay their mortgages; nor does any one of us enjoy watching banks go belly-up for making subprime loans without enough equity. But the taxpayers had nothing to do with either side of the mortgage transaction. If the house's value had appreciated, believe you me the overleveraged homeowner and the overly aggressive bank would never have shared their gain with taxpayers. Housing price declines and their consequences are signals to the market to stop building so many houses, pure and simple.

But here's the rub. Now enter the government and the prospects of a kinder and gentler economy. To alleviate the obvious hardships to both homeowners and banks, the government commits to buy mortgages and inject capital into banks, which on the face of it seems like a very nice thing to do. But unfortunately in this world there is no tooth fairy. And the government doesn't create anything; it just redistributes.
Whenever the government bails someone out of trouble, they always put someone into trouble, plus of course a toll for the troll. Every $100 billion in bailout requires at least $130 billion in taxes, where the $30 billion extra is the cost of getting government involved.

If you don't believe me, just watch how Congress and Barney Frank run the banks. If you thought they did a bad job running the post office, Amtrak, Fannie Mae, Freddie ac and the military, just wait till you see what they'll do with Wall Street.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Islam and freedom of religion

Life TV is an Arabic TV station dedicated to reaching Muslims. For an amazing insight into Islam and "freedom" from one woman caller's point of view, please take time to watch the video.

Pro-choice Catholics and George Soros

According to an article in OneNewsNow, “Billionaire investor George Soros is bankrolling liberal Catholic groups that support abortion” even though “Pope Benedict XVI has said some issues for Catholics are non-negotiable -- including abortion.”

These pro-death “Catholics” who take money from Soros remind me of the people whom the New Testament letter of Second Peter so strongly condemned as “accursed” because they, “forsaking the right way…loved gain from wrongdoing.”

Perhaps the Pope should do some excommunicating.

Rashid Khalidi and Obama

I have previously made the point that I find it hard to believe that any Christian could support Barack Obama in good conscience (for example, here and here), but I also find it hard to understand why any American Jews would supprt Obama given his association with Rashid Khalidi.

Powerful, greedy corporations

Barack Obama wants to sock it to all those powerful, greedy corporations. He wants to take their money and give it back to the poor and middle class.

Sounds great doesn't it! Who doesn't want to "stick it" to these "greedy" corporations? Who wouldn't want their taxes lowered and maybe even get money back from the government--all paid for by "greedy" corporations?

What millions of Americans don't seem to understand is that this is all just smoke and mirrors!

As Mike Huckabee pointed out this morning, when the government increases taxes on corporations, these corporations just pass those taxes on to you in the form of higher prices--higher prices for food, clothing, housing, utilities, transportation; in fact, higher prices for everything!

So you might think that by voting for Obama you are sticking it to the corporations but you are in fact, just sticking it to yourself!

Barack Obama is probably smart enough to know that. But since most Americans don't get it, it may well get Obama elected, which, of course, is just the point.

Cut military spending

Only a few days ago, Joe Biden promised that some country would create an international crisis to test Barack Obama.

Now, a senior House of Representatives member, Democrat Barney Frank, said he wants to cut defense spending by one fourth! 25%!!! Is that how you deal with an international crisis? Apparenlty Mr. Frank--whose fight against the regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac led us to our current financial crisis--has already forgotten 9/11!

Do you really want this party running the Congress and White House?

Friday, October 24, 2008

Jeri Thompson on Hannity and Colmes 10/23/08

Team Sarah.

The United States Socialist Revolution (U.S.S.R.)

Just think of it. The Left (often the radical Left) controls Hollywood and education. If the polls are right, they may soon control the Presidency, the House and the Senate as well.

In fact, the Left may even end up with what some are calling a "supermajority" in Congress which will pretty much allow the socialist Left to completely ignore anyone who doesn't agree with them.

And then, with a Leftist President and Left wing controlled Congress, the Left will soon control the Supreme Court too. Total control!

Unless Christians wake up and get out to vote, we really are facing a United States Socialist Revolution (U.S.S.R.) and it will be oppressive against anyone who doesn't tow the line when it comes to the Left's politically correct agendas.

U.S.S.R. United States Socialist Revolution

According to OneNewsNow, "Barack Obama's presidential campaign is pressuring the Department of Justice to put off a probe of voter registration fraud allegations leveled against the now infamous liberal group ACORN."

Wouldn't an honest candidate want allegations of voter fraud investigated regardless of party affiliation? And isn't this just a legal form of obstruction of justice?

But it gets worse! The Obama campaign is actually pressuring the justice department to investigate those who have concerns about ACORN!!!

So if you make your concerns known about organizations that support Barack Obama, Obama's legal thugs will come after you! (This seems to be a pattern with the Obama campaign)!

If they use these heavy-handed Marxist-style intimidations before the election, what do you think they will do after they get in power?

When Barack Obama says he wants to change the way Washington works, he wasn't kidding! The U.S.S.R used to stand for Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. In the near future it may stand for United States Socialist Revolution under Barack Obama.

Rick Warren and proposition 8

I must admit that I'm not much of a Rick Warren fan but when he's right, he's right. Rick Warren has come out in support of California's proposition 8.

In California, Proposition 8 would define marriage as between one man and one woman, overturning the legalization of homosexual marriage as forced on California by idealogically motivated judges.

Warren says that people in California "need to vote 'yes' on Proposition 8 because for "5,000 years, every culture and every religion...not just Christianity...has defined marriage as a contract between men and women."

According to Warren, "there is no need to change the universal, historical defintion of marriage to appease 2 percent of our population." Warren argues that ""This is not a political issue -- it is a moral issue that God has spoken clearly about" (OneNewsNow).

I would argue the same about abortion. It is not a political issue. It is a moral issue on which God has clearly spoken.

Barack Obama has taken positions against God on both of these major moral issues! The fact that so many Christians, Muslims and religous Jews plan to vote for Barack Obama shows how culture has infected their thinking to the point where they will actually put modern concepts of political correctness above what, according to their own religion, God teaches.

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Dobson and Palin

Click here to listen to the audio interview of Sarah Palin by Dr. James Dobson.

No wonder the atheist / secularists hate them so much. The only real question is why so many "Christians" seem to hate them.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Was Biden talking about an Iranian attack on Israel?

Recently Joe Biden told a group of Democrats, ""Mark my words…It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy."

Now we may know what he was talking about. Accoring to a report in Haaretz, top Iranian officials are recommending a pre-emptive strike on Israel to keep Israel from taking out Iran's nuclear facilities.

Seyed G. Safavi, an adviser to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said they are waiting until after the election to decide. Safavi indicated that McCain would "bolster Iran's extreme right, which opposes dialogue" while they would be able to negotiate with Obama.

Safavi is obviously lying. If Iran's extreme right is opposed to dialogue, what makes him think that they will be any more interesting in negotiating with Obama than they are with McCain?

What Safavi really means is that Iran wouldn't dare attack Israel if McCain were President but if Obama becomes President they know that Obama will negotiate with them until every Jew in Israel is at the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea.

Gay marriage in Massachusetts

Sometimes a good predictor of what will happen, is what has happened.

Gay marriage has been legalized in Massachusetts. So how has that worked out? The following is a summary of one Massachusetts man's description of life in Massachusetts since the legalization of same-sex marriage:

The high school which the writer's children attended had a school-wide assembly to celebrate same-sex marriage. A few months later the celebration was brought down to the middle schools and the following year same sex marriage became part of the elementary school curriculum. Regular "gay days" are now considered necessary to fight "intollerance."

When a couple complained about their second grader having to read a book about romance and marriage between two men (including a picture of two men kissing), the school told them it was under no obligation to allow them to let their child opt out (that's tolerance, gay style).

The family then filed a civil rights lawsuit. The ruling was that since gay marrige was legal in Massachusetts, the school had a duty to promote same sex marriage to children and had no obligation to let children opt out!

In one elementary school, a man undergoing a sex change operation was brought into a third grade class. When the parents of one of the children complained, the parents were told that their complaints were "inappropriate behavior."

Since same-sex marriage has become legal, HIV /AIDS has gone up significantly and public funding to deal with this has risen by a half-million dollars! Domestic violence among gays has also gone up and so has the public funding to deal with it.

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health helped to produce a book which included tips on oral sex, masterbating other males and "safely" urinating on someone for sexual pleasure! The book was given to high school students.

In addition to the annual gay pride parades, there is now a "Dyke March" in Boston and a "transgender" parade in Northampton. The latter included bare-chested women whose breasts had been surgiclally removed.

In the 2008 Boston gay pride parade the Massachusetts governor marched with his lesbian daughter, followng a group "brandishing a black & blue flag, whips and chains!"

There is actually much more. For the whole story please read, "What same sex marriage has done to Massachusetts; It's far worse than most people realize."

Make no mistake about it. The same sex marriage debate is not really about whether two people should be able to marry. It is about public policy. Once same-sex marriage is legalized and becomes accepted national public policy, what is happening in Massachusetts will happen everywhere.

And Barack Obama has sworn to make it happen. But for reasons absolutely passing comprehension, there are actually Christians who plan to vote for Barack Obama even though the Bible's condemnation of homosexual behavior in both Testaments is very clear.

God help us!

Obama's experience

ACORN: in violation of election laws, charges of voter fraud, under investigation in 13 states, under investigation by the IRS, under investigation by the FBI, accused of "strong-arm" tactics, members who are in prison for criminal activity, and now, internal evidence of the violation not just of state laws but of federal laws as well.

It occurs to me that the only real-world experience Barack Obama has ever had in his life is working for what now appears to be a criminal organization!

And Americans are about to elect him President!

More concerns about ACORN

An article in the New York Times is raising even more questions about ACORN. Not only are they being investigated in more than a dozen states for voter fraud, it now turns out that "An internal report by a lawyer for the community organizing group Acorn raises questions about whether the web of relationships among its 174 affiliates may have led to violations of federal laws."

Notice that the concerns about violations of federal law come from an internal ACORN document!

Yet this is the community organization group Barack Obama worked for, has praised, and has funded to the tune of about $800,000!

Americans complain about corruption in politics and yet they knowingly elect politicians like Obama with ties to corrupt people and organizations.

Fabricated hate crimes

Robert Spencer has an excellent article on fabricated hate crimes in Jihad Watch.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Palin on the Brody File - Obama's

Monday, October 20, 2008

Born Alive Infants Protection Act

According to the Gospel of Matthew when Jesus was born, King Herod gave orders to slaughter every child in Bethlehem under two years old. Skeptics, of course, argue that the story is unhistorical.

It is, after all, hard to imagine someone so heartless, so cruel and so evil that he would order the death of innocent little babies!

And yet, Americans are about to elect a President who fought to do just that! The Born Alive Infants Protection Act would protect babies who survived attempts to kill them in the womb or birth canal, and Barack Obama fought to defeat those attempts!

He argued before the Illinois legislature that if we recognize these live babies (the ones who survived abortion) as human beings, it would imply that they were human before being born and this recognition could therefore endanger a woman’s “constitutional right to abortion.” Barack Obama’s commitment to killing pre-born babies is so strong that he wanted to allow living babies to die also.

Had the “Born Alive Infants Protection Act” been defeated, as Obama wanted, it would have had the same effect as ordering the death of innocent little babies! And for reasons beyond comprehension, there are actually Christians who are planning to vote for Obama. God help us!

See Jill Stanek for documentation.

Why I'm voting Democrat

I just came across some very convincing reasons to vote Democrat. My personal top ten favorites are below. Read the rest on the Sundries blog: (hat tip: John W.)

I'm voting Democrat because I believe the government can do a much better job of spending my money than I can.

I'm voting Democrat because freedom of speech should be limited to what offends no one else.

I'm voting Democrat because when we pull out of Iraq I trust that the bad guys will stop what they're doing because they will then realize we're good people after all.

I'm voting Democrat because I'm not concerned about the slaughter of millions of babies so long as we keep all death row inmates alive.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe businesses should not be allowed to make profits; they should only break even and give the rest to the government for redistribution as Congress sees fit.

I'm voting Democrat because I believe oil company profits of 4% on a gallon of gas are obscene but the government taxing the same gallon of gas at 15% isn't.

I'm voting Democrat because I think taxpayers should give $65 billion per year in "anti-global poverty taxes" to the United Nations for bureaucrats there to distribute as they see fit, because they did such a good job handling the oil for food program.

I’m voting Democrat because they opposed every effort in the last 10 years to put tighter controls on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

I'm voting Democrat because I'd rather send my children to a poorly-run public school with terrible teachers who can't be fired than have a voucher system that would let me shop around for a better school.

I'm voting Democrat because I don't think the United States, Israel, or Europe needs a missile defense system to protect against nuclear missiles from Russia, Iran, or North Korea.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Qur'an, suras 58 and 59

Robert Spencer's commentary on the Qur'an, suras 58 and 59 is now available on Jihad Watch.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

A supermajority

The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article on what awaits the country if Barack Obama becomes President and the Democrats control congress (the Left already controls the media, education and Hollywood). They will have a "super-majority.'

When Barack Obama says he wants to change our country, he is not kidding! In the words of WSJ article, “Though we doubt most Americans realize it, this would be one of the most profound political and ideological shifts in U.S. history.”

Please take time to read this short article. The future of your children and grandchildren is at stake (Hat tip: John W.)

Friday, October 17, 2008

John McCain Brings Down The House! Alfred E. Smith Dinner Part 2

This is part 2 of the Al Smith Dinner. I'm not going to post Obama's part. Obama was so NOT funny I almost felt sorry for him (and that's saying a lot). For anyone who wants to see for yourself, here are the links:

Part 1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xk5YJkhizRs

Part 2 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6SkFjTCscM4

John McCain Brings Down The House - Al Smith Dinner Part 1

I saw the coverage of the Al Smith Dinner last night. John McCain was hilarious! (hat tip to Kevin for forwarding the YouTube links). Part 2 will follow shortly.

Universal heal care in Hawaii

According to CNN/AP:
Hawaii is dropping the only state universal child health care program in the country just seven months after it launched.

Gov. Linda Lingle's administration cited budget shortfalls and other available health care options for eliminating funding for the program. A state official said families were dropping private coverage so their children would be eligible for the subsidized plan.
Barack, are you learning anything from your home state?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

The coming economic crisis

If you enjoy horror stories I'd like to suggest a real-life one called, "Big Government Ahead" by David Brooks. Published in the New York Times, the article predicts the coming economic crisis when Obama, Pelosi and Reid run the country.

Even if Mr. Brooks is only half right, we ain't seen nothing yet! (hat tip: Professor ed)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Obama and ACORN

ACORN is a group of community organizers which has been charged with strong-arm tactics, intimidating banks into making risky loans, and is now being investigated for voter fraud in about 13 states.

I just saw a video clip in which Barack Obama promises them that he will include them in formulating his agenda shortly after he becomes President!

Barack Obama, he's more dangerous than you think!

Obama: The perfect stranger

Charles Krauthammer has written an excellent article entitled, "The Perfect Stranger" in which he says that Barack Obama "is an immensely talented man whose talents have been largely devoted to crafting, and chronicling, his own life. Not things. Not ideas. Not institutions. But himself."

Krauthammer goes on to point out that "Eerily missing at the Democratic convention this year were people of stature who were seriously involved at some point in Obama's life standing up to say: I know Barack Obama. I've been with Barack Obama. We've toiled/endured together. You can trust him. I do" (Washington Post).

Instead what we have is an inceasingly long line of people like the racist Jeremiah Wright, or terrorist William Ayers, or criminal Tony Rezko.

Take time to read the article. It is a couple months old but still just as relevent as when Krauthammer wrote it (Hat tip: Professor Ed).

Obama the socialist

If you had any questions about Barack Obama being a socialist, watch this video on Hot Air in which Obama tells a plumber, "I think that when you spread the wealth around, it’s good for everybody.”

The more you penalize the rich, the more small businesses can no longer afford to do business so they either go out of business or they lay people off, meaning fewer jobs.

The more you penalize the rich, the more larger businesses will find places overseas which are more profitable which means fewer jobs in America.

It may sound good to steal money from successfully people and businesses in order to give that money to those of us who are not financially wealthy, but this is just an illusion.

When a politician can actually get elected by promising to give money to the majority of the people by stealing it from a minority of people, the America as we've known it is nearing its end.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Christian beats homosexual.....oh, wait a minute...

In California, proposition 8 would define marriage between one man and one woman. Jose Nunez was waiting after church services to distribute yard signs supporting proposition 8 when he was brutally assaulted. Being beaten and bloodied, paramedics had to be called.

What, you hadn't heard about this? If a church member had beaten and bloodied a gay rights activist you can bet it would have been the lead story on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN the New York Times and Washington Post. We would have heard about it for months. They'd even make a movie about how Christians beat homosexuals!

But because this is a story about a gay rights activist beating a Christian, very few people will ever hear. You can read about it in the Christian Newswire.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Qur'an suras 54-57

Robert Spencer's commentary on the Qur'an, suras 54-57 is now available on Hot Air.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

"It's gonna happen whether you like it or not"

According to ChristianNewsWire:
In the same week that the No on 8 campaign launched an ad that labeled as "lies" claims that same-sex marriage would be taught in schools to young children, a first grade class took a school-sponsored trip to a gay wedding.
Just imagine the outrage if a Right-wing teacher and principal had sponsored a first-grade trip to a crisis-pregnancy center!

The lack of tolerance many gay rights activists have for those who disagree with them is unbelievable! This intolerance is further illustrated by a television ad in which San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom arrogantly says of same-sex marriage, " "The door's wide open now. It's gonna happen, whether you like it or not."

Friday, October 10, 2008

Obama knew Ayers was a terrorist!

Responding to increasing pressure about terrorist William Ayers, Barack Obama now says he "assumed" that Ayers had been rehabilitation.

Assumed? Are you kidding me? If you were meeting with an admitted terrorist who had bombed govenment buildings and had killed people, would you just assume that he had been rehibilitated? It would take very, very poor judgment to make such an assumption!

Obama's statement about assuming Ayers had been rehibilitated is a smoking gun. It is Barack Obama's admission that he did in fact know that Ayers was a terrorist when the two were meeting together to launch Obama's career.

Obama and the terrorist

If McCain’s campaign had begun in the living room of a KKK member, is there any question that his political career would have been over a long, long time ago? Democrats would be rightfully outraged and Republicans would have dropped him like a hot potato!

But when we find out that Barack Obama’s campaign began in the living room of an admitted terrorist, someone who founded an organization that bombed government buildings and killed people; someone who as recently as 2001 said, “I don’t regret setting bombs. I feel we didn’t do enough”—the media and most of the American people seem to think this is irrelevant to Obama’s presidential campaign!

Unbelievable!

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Illegal aliens default

I just heard on CNN that according to HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) as many as five million of the defaulted home loans are by illegal aliens! (See also Free Republic).

The Real Barack Obama : Another Terrorist In Obamaland | Rashid Khalidi - Anti-Israel Agenda?

This is video clip is truly disturbing. It now appears that Obama also has connections to someone who worked for the PLO at a time when the PLO was designated as a terrorist organization. As with domestic terrorist Willilam Ayers, Obama downplays the relationship but as Middle East expert Daniel Piples demonstrates, the connection between Obama and Khalidi is far more than Obama acknowledges. Obama is not telling us the truth!

Obama and the financial crisis

The October 7, 2008 article by Stanley Kurtz in National Review Online is a blockbuster! I begins:

‘You’ve got only a couple thousand bucks in the bank. Your job pays you dog-food wages. Your credit history has been bent, stapled, and mutilated. You declared bankruptcy in 1989. Don’t despair: You can still buy a house.” So began an April
1995 article in the Chicago Sun-Times that went on to direct prospective
home-buyers fitting this profile to a group of far-left “community organizers”
called ACORN, for assistance. In retrospect, of course, encouraging customers
like this to buy homes seems little short of madness.

At the time, however, that 1995 Chicago newspaper article represented something of a triumph for Barack Obama. That same year, as a director at Chicago’s Woods Fund, Obama was successfully pushing for a major expansion of assistance to ACORN, and sending still more money ACORN’s way from his post as board chair of the Chicago
Annenberg Challenge.

ACORN is a group described by Rutgers University political scientist, Heidi Swarts, as “oppositional outlaws.” These “outlaws,” who are now being investigated for voter fraud in ten states, are the people Barack Obama once worked for and is now supporting financially!

How can anyone in their right mind vote for Barack Obama for President?

Ayers

Obama and ACORN

The more we learn about Obama, the scarier this man becomes. ACORN, the "community organization" group Obama once worked for is now being investigating in ten states for voter registration fraud, and now we find out that Obama has paid ACORN $800,000 for their services--something that Obama "disguised in his FEC disclosure as payments to a front group called Citizen Services Inc. for “advance work.”

Please take time to the story in Hot Air.

Obama and the terrorist

Barack Obama once said that admitted terrorist William Ayers was just a guy in his neighborhood. It turned out that Barack Obama's political campaign was launched with the help of William Ayers. Now, according to a Fox News report this morning, Michelle Obama once worked in the same law offices as William Ayers's wife.

Apparently the connection between the Obama's and the Ayer's is much stronger than the Obama's want to acknowledge.

My guess is that if McCain or Palin had any connection whatsoever with a terrorist, their political careers would be over. Yet Barack Obama is a guy who catapults into the national scene from practically nowhere and most of the American people seem unconcerned that he has lied about his connections to an admitted terrorist!

Unbelievable!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Obama and freedom of speech

Please take the time to read about the Obama campaign's assault on freedom of speech.

Obama and genocide

Ed Morrissey has an excellent short article on Barack Obama's position on genocide. In a nutshell, Morrissey points out that during the debate, Obama said that "the American military must stand ready to stop genocide whenever and wherever it occurs."

Morrissey then cites a July 2007 article which said, "Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep US forces there” (Hot Air).

So Obama was against using the military to prevent in 2007 but is in favor of using the military to prevent genocide today. Isn't that a major flip-flop?

It depends on how you look at it. Barack Obama's basic foundational principle has never changed, that is, say whatever you have to say to whatever group of people you are with in order to enhanse your probability of obtaining the power of the Presidency.

For reasons beyond comprehension, the majority of Americans just can't seem to see though this.

Obama and ACORN

Obama loves to brag about his experience as a community organizer. That may not be as positive as Obama wants you to believe. It's beginning to look like voter registration fraud may be rampant in ACORN, the community organization Obama worked for. ACORN organizations are being investigated for voter fraud in over a half dozen states (I think the actual number is nine), their offices have been raided in Nevada, and in one Indiana city one half of the registrations submitted by ACORN appear to be fradulant!

Now, in strategy that sounds like it could have come directly from the playbook of Obama's former pastor Jeremiah Wright, the ACORN offices under investigation are playing the race card saying the investigations are motivated by racism!

When you combine all of this this with charges that the Obama campaign is actively seeking illegal campaign money overseas and uses intimidation to silence opposition; and Obama's relationships with criminals like Tony Rezko and William Ayers, or his advisor who had ties to the Muslim Brotherhood (a Muslim terrorist group), or Sam Graham-Felsen, a hardcore Marxist who was Obama's official blogger, and charges by the Iraqi foreign minister that Obama once pressured the Iraqi government to keep U.S. troops there until after the election.........you would think that the American people would drop Obama like a hot potato (There is no doubt that if even one of these charges had been made against McCain, he would be out).

But so many Obama supporters are like little children who stick their fingers in their ears and sing la, la, la, la, la, la because they just don't want to hear it.

America is in deep, deep, trouble.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

ACORN has been raided

ACORN (the "Community Organization group" Obama worked for) has been raided in Nevada by Nevada state authories on allegations of voter fraud.

That's a good start. Now if the authorities would do the same in other states. (hat tip: Kevin)

Monday, October 06, 2008

A glib and cocky know-it-all

For those who didn't have time to read Thomas Sowell's outstanding article cited earlier today in Recliner Commentaries, I thought I'd cut to the chase and quote the bottom line. Of Barack Obama, Dr. Sowell says,

But the country does not deserve to be put in the hands of a glib and cocky know-it all, who has accomplished absolutely nothing beyond the advancement of his own career with rhetoric, and who has for years allied himself with a succession of people who have openly expressed their hatred of America.

Thomas Sowell is absolutely right. The only question is how so many Americans could be hoodwinked the "glib and cocky know-it-all.

Obama and the FEC

Not only does Obama have close personal relations with a known, unrepentant terrorist bomber (William Ayers), but it is now coming to light that the Obama campaign appears to be engaging in deliberate criminal activity in an effort to steal the election. See Amanda Carpenter for the details.

Thomas Sowell on the economic crisis


Please don't let your friends vote Democrat until they read this short, but outstanding article by Harvard economist, Thomas Sowell.
And if they still want to vote Democrat after reading the article, see if you can have them committed for insanity :-)
(Hat tip: John W)

Economic bailout

Sometimes SNL just nails it! The video is hilarious! (hat tip: alcamadus)

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Illegal donations to Obama?

"Earlier this year, the FEC ordered the Obama campaign to return an illegal donation worth $31,100 made from two brothers in the Gaza Strip." Now, because of a report by Newsweek's Michael Isikoff, the RNC is asking the FEC to begin investigation of even more illegal donations to the Obama campaign from foreign nationals (Townhall).

Obama's' friend Bill Ayers


Barack Obama's friend, Bill Ayers.....not twenty years ago, but in 2001 (via LGF).

Qur'an sura 53

Robert Spencer's commentary on the Qur'an, sura 53, is now available on Jihad Watch.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Bill Clinton and Fannie Mae

Almost prophetic! I came across this article by Steven Holmes in the New York Times via a link in Dennis Prager’s blog.

The article was written nine years ago and warns that Democratic President Bill Clinton’s move to pressure Fannie Mae to make subprime loans could lead to an eventual government bailout.
Excerpts appear below (emphasis mine).

Fannie Mae, the nations biggest underwriter of home mortgages, has been under increasing pressure from the Clinton Administration to expand mortgage loans among low and moderate income people and felt pressure from stock holders to maintain its phenomenal growth in profits.

In addition, banks, thrift institutions and mortgage companies have been pressing Fannie Mae to help them make more loans to so-called subprime borrowers.

In moving, even tenatively, into this new area of lending, Fannie Mae is taking on significantly more risk...

If they fail, the government will have to step up and bail them out on the way it stepped up and bailed out the thrift industry.

Obsession; the movie

Some newspapers have printed a paid advertisment promoting an outstanding video called "Obsession." The video specifically target Islamic terrorists and makes it clear that the vast majority of Muslims are peaceful.

Even so, these newspapers have received massive complaints from people upset about the ads (Associated Press).

My guess is that this is about politically correct left-wing nuts stiring up protests by their mindless lemings over a video most of the potesters have probably never even seen! I have seen the video. It specifically says it is not about peaceful Muslims.

Let's be clear. These Left-wing nuts are opposing the warning of Americans about the clear and present danger posed by terrorist enemies of America. These Left-wing nuts are opposing freedom of the press by attacking newspapers which run these paid advertisments. These left-wing nuts are a greater danger to America than the terrorists themselves!

(Hat tip: alcamadus)

Barney Frank and Fannie Mae

If you've been watching the videos posted by Recliner Commentaries you may recall Democratic Representative Barney Frank insisting that Fannie Mae was in perfeculy fine condition and did not need regulation. In fact, Democrates even blocked Republican efforts at oversight.

Now it turns out that Barney Frank's gay partner was the assistant director for product initiatives at Fannie Mae. Read the whole story at Fox News.

I smell a couple of rats. I certainly hope the FBI investigates.

Blaming and fixing

I'm getting really frustrated with all the politicians and pundits who are saying we shouldn't be pointing the finger of blame at anyone about the economic crisis.

If we don't know exactly how and why we got into this mess--and who is responsible--we will throw 700 billion dollars at a problem that has not been fixed!!!

The Barack Obama Test

Take the Barack Obama Test to see how well you agree with Obama on the issues. The test showed that I disagreed with Obama 96% of the time.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Civil rights for sadomasochists

OneNewsNow has a story about a sadomasochist "who believes that this is just another sexual orientation and, ultimately, she hopes to have sadomasochism included in a list of sexual-orientation rights."

Where will it end?

Breaking: House passes bailout

For better or for worse, the House of Representatives just passed the bailiout bill. Now that you'll be paying for it, you really should watch the video in my previous post to see how we got here.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Michelle Malkin's e-mails

Today Michelle Malkin posted one of the many e-mails she gets. The arrogant racism and sexism exhibited against Ms. Malkin by the Left-wing writer of this e-mail is a good example of the unbelievable blindness and hypocrisy of so many on the far-Left.

They think of themselves as enlightened defenders of women and "people of color" but when any women or people of color (like Ms. Malkin) dare to disagree with their Leftist ideology, many on the far-Left irrupt in rabid rage, vomiting their vile venom all over the place.

Sarah Palin, Clarence Thomas, Condoleezza Rice, and Colin Powell are examples of others who have been on the receiving end of far-Left racism and/or sexism. The intersting thing is that the far-Left loonies seem to be too ignorant or blind to even recognize their own hypocrisy!

Obama and CAIR

CAIR is an Islamic advocacy organization which may have connections to Hamas. Some of CAIR's members have been convicted of terrorism. Their lawyers now have a new client:

Barack Obama! Does it bother anyone that out of all the lawyers in this country Obama chooses one from CAIR?

Back alley abortions

When abortion advocates argue against the overturning of Roe v. Wade, they often resort to scare tactics by bringing up (fabricated) statistics about back alley abortions. They don't seem to be the least bit concerned about all the women who are harmed in abortion mills. For example, see here and here and here and here and here and here.

The fact is that most abortion advocates are apparently not really concerned about the welfare of women (if they were, we'd hear their outrage over these and other cases), they just use the (fabricated) back alley abortion statistics as a club to get their way.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Breaking: Senate passes bailout

Fox News is reporting that the Senate has just passed the 700 billion dollar bailout bill.

Freedom of speech under attack

Check out Ed Morrissey's excellent post on the fascist tactics of Obama supporters in Missouri. Andy McCarthy, a former U.S. attorney believes the Justice Department should investigate.

Obama needs to immediately and forcefully put a stop to such tactics. Or is he responsible for them?

Obama and Acorn

Obama constantly refers to his record as a "community organizer." You should know exactly what that is before you vote in November!



Nancy Pelosi pays husband

According to Fox News:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi paid her husband's real estate and investment firm nearly $100,000 from her political action committee over the past decade, a practice that she voted to ban last year and that her party condemned as part of the "culture of corruption" when Republicans did it.

So much for Pelosi's "most ethical Congress in history! I heard an idea today that had some merit. Maybe Americans should stop their tourism to San Francisco until San Franciscans can send someone to Congress who has a least some sense of responsiblity and integrity.

Solution to the economic crisis

Economist Dave Ramsey has a suggestion for fixing the economic crisis and it does NOT involve a 700 billion dollar bailout. His plan has three elements:

First, "Insure the subprime bonds/mortgages with an underlying FHA-type insurance with the stipulation that mortgage companies "Rewrite any mortgage that is more than three months delinquent to a 6% fixed-rate mortgage" and "Roll all back payments with no late fees or legal costs into the balance." This will brings homeowners up to date and allows them to keep their homes.

Then, "Cancel ALL golden parachutes of EXISTING and FUTURE CEOs and executive team members as long as the company holds these government-insured bonds/mortgages. This keeps underperforming executives from being paid when they don’t do their jobs."

Second, "Remove mark to market accounting rules for two years on only subprime Tier III
bonds/mortgages. This keeps companies from being forced to artificially mark down
bonds/mortgages below the value of the underlying mortgages and real estate." Ramsey says it also has "an immediate stabilizing effect on failing and ailing banks--and it costs the taxpayer nothing."

Finally, drop the capital gains tax. Ramsey says that investors will then "flood the real estate and stock market in search of tax-free profits, creating tremendous—and immediate—liquidity in the markets. Again, this costs the taxpayer nothing."

Ramsey admits that this will help the rich, "but it will be their money that stimulates the economy," not ours and our grandchildren's.

If you think this proposal is better than giving 700 billion dollars to the people who created this mess, go to DaveRamsey.com, read the entire proposal, and follow his Three Steps to Change the Nation's Future.

(Hat tip: Kevin)

The economic crisis: How we got into this mess

If you care about your family, your money or your future, please, please watch this short video clip on how we got into this economic crisis!

Questioning the bailout

Jeffrey Miron "is senior lecturer in economics at Harvard University" and "one of 166 academic economists who signed a letter to congressional leaders last week opposing the government bailout plan."

If you have any interest in this economic crisis at all (and you should), please take time to read his article on CNN.

The bottom line: It was the government (i.e. the Democrats!) who caused this problem. Now we are about to dish out 700 billion dollars without fixing the problems that got us into this mess in the first place. Miron concludes:
So what should the government do? Eliminate those policies that generated the current mess. This means, at a general level, abandoning the goal of home ownership independent of ability to pay. This means, in particular, getting rid of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, along with policies like the Community Reinvestment Act that pressure banks into subprime lending.
(Hat tip: John W.)