Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Pretty Damning Video

Republicans call for reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac in 2004 warning that a bailout could cost taxpayers dearly. Democrats say nothing is wrong.

Barack's Right Hand Man Wants More Pub

This is hilarious - a bit vulgar in places though so be warned. You tell him Tele.

When Warnings Fall on Deaf Ears

The mainstream media would have you believe that President George Bush is responsible for the economic crisis. The Republicans point fingers at the Democratic Congress. Regardless of which party you are aligned with, you are certainly tiring of the finger pointing. So who is correct?

In law school 101 they teach you to look through the static to find the facts and build your case around them. While members on both sides of the aisle are partly to blame, it would be disingenuine to claim that no one warned of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Numerous warnings by President Bush and high ranking officials inside his cabinet fell on deaf ears, often being pushed to the background by Democratic Senators and Representatives who were, when viewed in the light most complimentary to them, trying to make sure low income families could be approved for home mortgages. In fact John McCain even sponsored legislation on May 25, 2006 to reform Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, but the Democratic controlled Congress, including Barack Obama, voted it down.

The Republicans are not without fault in this fiasco. President Bush should have taken a page from Ronald Reagan's book...when all else fails - address the people. The bully-pulpit could have been used to raise attention and cause citizens to put pressure on their respective Senators and Representatives if he was that convinced of the cause.

So now America finds itself in a financial pickle because it's government has put it there. Now the taxpayers face a ominous decision of $700 billion of taxes or economic crisis. And now the same people that screwed the pooch are asking to babysit the kids. Thank goodness for the House Republicans and the 95 or so House Democrats who did something novel for a change - LISTENED.

Science vs. Survival

People are S T U P I D. Fox is reporting that the atom smasher will go back online in the spring and MOST scientist do not believe it has the ability to destroy the earth. It's the MOST thing that disturbs me. I don't know, maybe it's just me, but when I am creating a machine that is as powerful as this one appears to be I may want 100 % assurance that it's not going to end the world someday. Perhaps nukes in Iran are the least of our worries.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Too Easy to Make This Hard.

After watching the debates Friday evening I was fuming. I wasn't angered by Obama, but rather by McCain's ineptitude. John McCain needs to go on the offensive with Obama, not be his friend. Obama has so many skeletons in his closet that he could start an army of the undead, yet, McCain seemed to take the high ground and not mention them. John McCain needs to reach back for that soldier's attitude. He needs to go after Obama.

With a law degree under my belt, and having been in debates for the better part of my life, it was easy to see that Obama is a skilled debater. McCain is not. McCain should have addressed the bailout by explaining why he needed to go to Washington. He should have explained that before spending $700 billion in taxpayer money, he wanted to see if there was an alternative way of raising the money. He should have said that he is the one that has a history of reaching across the aisle to bring the sides together and this was needed. He should have also said that Obama probably was not needed since he has no history of bipartisan politics and then mentioned his 97% party line voting record.

McCain also should have had folded in his coat pocket a copy of his failed bill from 2005 which called for reform of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. When Obama made his quip about Obama having warned about FM and FM, McCain could have pulled that out and said, "Senator Obama warned, but took no action. I took action and Senator Obama voted against it." The election would have been over right there.

McCain should have used Obama's quote about US soldiers bombing and killing innocent civilians against him. He should have drawn on Obama's relationships with persons of questionable character. As Glenn Reynolds said on Instapundit, "its a target rich environment."

So Senator McCain, if you want to win this election, you need to be much better prepared. You need to be more aggressive. You need to harp on the negatives of Obama and make people affraid of him. I know I am affraid of him, it should be like shooting fish in a barrel.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

I blew it - because McCain did.

Ok, so I blew it. I thought John McCain had this debate setup for success by being able to play the "Obama was gonna fund the $700 billion bailout with taxpayer dollars and I want to fund it with private money in the form of insurance payment" argument. He didn't. It was a mistake. Watching the debate with my wife last night I was fuming mad that he did not take advantage of what I viewed as a chance to turn the entire election in his favor. He should have described the proposed House Republican package in detail and how it is much more advantageous to taxpayers than the $700 billion bailout that Obama supported. This would have made McCain the advocate for the "common guy." It would have justified his going to Washington in the first place. Instead, he didn't even mention it. I agree with Dick Morris who said that McCain really blew it and needs to be more aggressive and less "honorable." Rudy Giuliani said that McCain didn't want to be seen as making political hay on the Washington trip, but it seems to me when you have a game changer like he would have had with the taxpayer bailout versus private bailout you play that card. Its akin to playing game seven of the World Series and not pitching your top pitcher despite his being well rested. You only get so many chances at this, I hope McCain didn't just blow the election.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Brilliant Simply Brilliant!

If this comes to fruition, then I get another "told you so." I would gladly forgo that boastful celebratory gesture however because if this happens, I think it wins the election for John McCain. I believe that John McCain and the House Republicans are working on trying to find a way to finance this $700 billion bailout largely or entirely with private money by giving sweetheart deals to investors. If this happens the Democrats will buck it at first forcing John McCain to figure out an alternative way of getting this passed - the court of public opinion. All polling data shows that Americans are overwhelmingly against this bailout because we do not wish to be on the hook for $700 billion in tax revenue. If McCain can boast of changing the bill to rid the people of this taxation bailout I believe he will vault to the Presidency. I also believe that he can attend the debates one way or the other tonight. He will either be able to boast of his accomplishments, or rally support from the public with an anti-taxation solution. IF - IF - IF this is what happens, either scenario is a win win for McCain.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

More on Clinton praising McCain.

Clinton Lavishes Praise on McCain


I have been trumpeting my gut feeling that Hillary Clinton and Bill Clinton were working beneath the scenes to secretly try to undermine Barack Obama. My reasons for believing this is because Hillary is a very ambitious lady. She wants to be president. She knows that if John McCain is elected she is in position to run as the Democrat front-runner in 2012 against likely Sarah Palin. She also knows that if Barack Obama is elected she must wait 8 years because she would not be able to oust an incumbent president.

Today Bill Clinton told Chris Cuomo of ABC News that the Democrats bear responsibility in the economic crisis because they "resisted any (and all) efforts by the Republican Congress and himself to tighten up the standards on Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac." (attached video around the 2:30 mark).

You should know by now that I have well documented Hillary's refusal to go after Sarah Palin despite Obama's plees for her to do so. I have well documented her "less than aggressive" attitude. I said when she pulled her name from the anti-Iran protest due to Sarah Palin's presence that it was a dumb political move for Obama, but not necessarily for her. New polls have shown that Hillary supporters have not fallen in the Obama camp since she left the race, but are still undecided because they are smart enough to know that she is tanking it.

The reality is that Hillary was mistreated by Barack Obama. He was sexist to her just as he has been to Palin. She also felt the wrath of the media and its' smear merchants. Hillary is bitter, but she is smart. She realizes her best way to get back at those who mistreated her is to win the presidency. This would kill two birds with one stone. It would satisfy her aspirations and it would put her in position to avenge those who mistreated her. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Hillary was not the only Clinton that the media and the Democratic Party angered. Bill Clinton was hammered on two sides of the aisle during the primaries. He was encouraged by Hillary supporters to stay away from her campaign. He was smeared by the Obama campaign. I also think former President Clinton was hurt by the media's coverage of Hillary and the overall sexist treatment she received. Now, the media has focused that attention on Palin.

One thing is becoming more apparent every day - the Clintons are NOT "all in" with the Obama campaign and the Democratic Party at the moment. Whether it's Hillary dogging it a bit, or Bill chastising the Democratic Party about the economy, the Clintons realize that in order to get a chance at national prominence again they must dispatch of their most dangerous opponent and his name is Barack Obama and not John McCain.

Bill Clinton: McCain did NOT do this for politics.

Bill Clinton said this morning in an interview with Matt Lauer that he does not believe that John McCain is playing politics over his refusal to attend the debate if the bailout is not finished. Clinton went on to say that he knows McCain isn't scared of the debate since he originally suggested many more debates that Barack Obama would not agree to. Clinton also admitted in retrospect that legislation passed during his administration which forced banks to give subprime loans to minority groups does not seem as prudent today as it did during his presidency. He said times were different then, but viewing it through the situation at hand changes things.

McCain Should Shout this from the Rooftops!

This is John McCain's speach in sponsoring a bill on May 25, 2006 in the U.S. Senate. He warns of the economic risks of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Obama joined Democrats in killing the bill and now we face a $700 billion bailout as a result.

For years I have been concerned about the regulatory structure that governs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac--known as Government-sponsored entities or GSEs--and the sheer magnitude of these companies and the role they play in the housing market. OFHEO's report this week does nothing to ease these concerns. In fact, the report does quite the contrary. OFHEO's report solidifies my view that the GSEs need to be reformed without delay.

I join as a cosponsor of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act of 2005, S. 190, to underscore my support for quick passage of GSE regulatory reform legislation. If Congress does not act, American taxpayers will continue to be exposed to the enormous risk that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac pose to the housing market, the overall financial system, and the economy as a whole.

I urge my colleagues to support swift action on this GSE reform legislation.

Obama Cheating on Taxes or Just Making a Mistake?

This from Wilmette, "Earth Hour interfered with income tax preparation at our house last night, but we are pleased to report that we won't be attempting to characterize political contributions as charitable contributions on our US-1040. Barack and Michelle Obama did just that a couple of years ago when they deducted a $13, 107 political contribution to the Congressional Black Caucus as charitable contribution on their 2006 tax return."

Wall Street Journal says Deal could make Trillions for US

Contrary to most beliefs that the next president may not have enough money in the cauffer to do much of anything in the way of programs, there are some predicting this "bailout" will be very lucrative for the USA and give the next president a great windfall to work with.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

The United States is Becoming Communistic

As a Tennessean I was extremely excited that the Presidential debates would be coming to the bright red state of Tennessee. I was even more excited at the thought that finally some "REAL" people would get to ask questions of the candidates. This time the Obama-backing media would have a counterbalance. Indeed, this time, this time John McCain would have a homecourt advantage so to speak. John McCain would be in the state that supports him most. Whats more, the McCain friendly crowd would get to ask some questions. I told my wife to arrange for someone to watch my beautiful baby twins because we are going to Nashville. I got the checkbook out, ready to pay whatever it took to be in attendance. I anxiously dialed the number to Belmont University in Nashville, only to be informed that the GALLUP ORGANIZATION controlled all tickets and would be distributing them as they saw fit. It was then that this dawned on me, I have been so worried that Barack Obama would bring communism or socialism to the United States, in reality, in this election year - the media already has.

Perfect Palinisms

I will admit that I love all the Chuck Norrisms floating around out there. With all due respect for Chuck Norris, and I believe the right-leaning actor will agree, it's time for some Sarah Palinisms. After all Sarah Palin's legend has grown faster than Davey Crockett's after the Alamo. So let's look at some of these.

* Before the Boogie-Man goes to bed, he checks under his bed and in his closet for Sarah Palin.

* Sarah Palin is the reason a compass points North.

* Confucius say, "Sarah Palin know true age of Chinese gymnasts."

* The moose population in Alaska is at an all time high because Sarah Palin is out on the campaign trail.

* Sarah Palin is the reason for the Great Northern Lights.

* When Sarah Palin turns off her bedroom light to go to bed at night, all of Russia collectively exhales.

* Sarah Palin gives Warren Buffett investing tips.

* Sarah Palin knows if Elvis is truly dead.

* Sarah Palin could change a diaper with one hand and field-dress Barack Obama with the other.

* Sarah Palin keeps her eyes open when she sneezes.

* Sarah Palin knows which came first the chicken or the egg.

* Sarah Palin can find good in Michael Moore and Nancy Pelosi.

* The North Star is Sarah Palin's night-light.

* If A+B=C then C-B=Palin.

* It takes Sarah Palin 20 minutes to watch 60 Minutes.

* Sarah Palin can eat just one Lays Potato Chip.

* Sarah Palin doesn't need a foreign policy plan, just access to her rifle and buck-knife when meeting with foreign leaders.

* Sarah Palin can divide by zero.

* As a child Sarah Palin ended the Cold War with Russia simply by staring across the water at them.

* Sarah Palin is more certain than death or taxes.

* Sarah Palin taught Michael Phelps to swim.

* Sarah Palin can win a game of Connect 4 with only 3 moves.

If America knows what is good for us, we will pick Sarah Palin to be our next Vice President. Isn't that obvious?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Interesting Choice of Words

For all those people who believe Barack Obama is the Anti-Christ, he did nothing but add to your fuel. In an interview with Brian Williams Barack Obama was asked about the vast majority of Americans feeling he was the riskier choice for President than John McCain. Obama's response was interesting. He said he understands why people think he is the riskier choice because after all "its the devil you know versus the devil you don't know." I am sure this will make all the Obama = Anti-Christ talk subside.

Enough Is Enough - Biden Calls Obama's Ad Against McCain "TERRIBLE."

A nation divided against itself cannot stand, so how about a party ticket? From CNN - Democratic Vice President Candidate Joe Biden called an television ad produced by his own campaign "terrible" and said he would not have ran the ad if he had anything to do with it. The ad tries to draw concern about McCain's age by quoting McCain when he said he doesn't know how to use a computer. In reality, McCain has difficulty using a computer because of injuries he suffered during the Vietnam War.

The Wall Street Journal Links Obama to Communistic Terrorist

Finally someone is looking in to the relationship between Barack Obama and radical "small 'c' communist" William Ayers. Ayers, among other things, bombed the Pentagon. The Obama campaign has been oddly quite on this bit of experience that Obama has, considering that Obama was the Chairman of the Chicago Annenburg Challenge under Ayers, you would have expected that he would have flaunted this bit of leadership experience. The problem is that he is scared to death of his association with the terrorist Ayers and its implications to his political success. Don't take my word for it, read it yourself.

And for more information look here.

The Embarrassment of Tennessee

For many people it takes a lifetime to build up a reputation that precedes them. For others, it takes just one moment in time. With a football program falling apart faster than Barack Obama's support from the Jewish community, Tennessee has been in the news this week for all the wrong reasons. David Kernell, a University of Tennessee student and the son of State Representative Mike Kernell of Memphis has been accused of hacking into Sarah Palin's personal Yahoo email account. The younger Kernell seems to be flaunting his "accomplishment" and appears oblivious to the fact that the FBI is investigating him. Regardless young man, congratulations, you have embarrassed the state of Tennessee by putting us in the news for all the wrong reasons. I am sure you are a fine young man just like your attorney suggests. Here is to hoping your next few years of study come in a prison library.

Jewish gathering turns into anti-Obama protest

Last week I informed you that Hillary Clinton had purposely pulled out of an anti-Iran rally being held by several Jewish organizations in New York City due to Sarah Palin having been invited too. Palin for the record accepted the invitation and was set to speak. As I mentioned last week, I think this is Hillary working to undermine Barack Obama in a very subtle way (also know that she still refuses to attack Palin, despite Obama's please for her to do so). When Hillary pulled out, several of the Jewish organizations threatened to pull out if Palin was allowed to participate. This was in large part because Democratic Congressmen put pressure on the rally organizers to have a bipartisan event, even threatening to pull tax exempt status if the organizations participated in a rally attended by Palin. Palin, needless to say, was disinvited and in so doing, the rally drew far fewer people than it would have otherwise. Many of the Jewish people that did show up were furious with Obama, the Democratic Party, and the rally organizers and openly protested Obama in addition to Iran. "Republicans benefitted more than the Democrats did," political consultant Hank Sheinkopf said. "Why? Sarah Palin wanted to be there, but it looks like she was purposely told not to and rejected. It gives her standing, particularly among those people who are thinking about voting Republican anyway."

Back to College

If you want to know who is going to win the election, do not look at national polls, look at polls of the electoral college like the one at Rasmussen.

Monday, September 22, 2008

Compare and Contrast

Sarah Palin's Church


Barack Obama's Church


Obama the Cause of the Crash

As the nasty racist people of the United States of America are on the verge of electing their first ever President of color, new light is being shed on some very dark secrets that the media doesn't want you to know, nor will the politically correct society we live in ever dare allow to come to light.

Days after falling behind Senator McCain and new rockstar Sarah Palin in the national polls, Barack Obama has jetted back ahead with the disastrous news of the economy. Obama is being viewed by the media and apparently the majority of the public as the potential cure for our economic malady. In reality, it was partly him who caused it.

The truth of the matter is that the economic distress that we are having in this country is because Congress meddled in the affairs of private business. Seeing that many minority candidates were getting turned down when they applied for loans, Congress stepped in to apply pressure to banks in efforts to effectuate more loans to persons of need and persons of color. With this emerged the sub-prime loan in all its glory. The government's henchmen in this effort were the public organizations (ah, we finally know what a public organizer does) such as ACORN, of Barack Obama fame. These organizations could essentially stifle the growth of the banks if they did not agree to these questionable mortgages, often made to minorities.

Fast forward to present and watch as many of the mortgages fail. Imagine that. Barack Obama spins it as the fault of the greedy bankers and CEOs. While greed certainly plays a role, it is also a cornerstone of capitalism. It wasn't the greed that played the key role however, it was Congress and its cronies. It was Barack Obama and Acorn. It was political correctness run wild. Bankers being told they had to give loans to minority groups and lower income people caused a meltdown in the economy that timed perfectly with Barack Obama's falling behind in the polls and enabled him to reep the rewards from a disaster he helped create.

So when you are listening to the candidates both taking shots at President Bush and members of Congress who did nothing to prevent this disaster remember that at least they didn't help create it. Only one prominent politician has that dubius distinction and in the greatest irony ever written he may just ride it all the way to the White House.

You Might Be a Republican If .....

1. You believe a woman's choice of whether to have a baby comes before intercourse rather than before birth.

2. You believe a bird in the hand is worth 2 in the bush - you believe government is poor stewards of your money and can do less to promote social welfare with your money than you can.

3. You believe in spanking versus timeout. Republicans tend to believe in the use of force in foreign policy matters and favor a large powerful military.

4. You want to see more nativity sets in stores at Christmas and less Santa Claus. Republicans tend to favor prayer in school and the allowance of Christian themes at Christmas in public places.

5. You believe the "high priced doctors" are high priced for a reason. Republicans tend to believe in private medical care versus socialized because they believe it fosters competition and increases quality of service.

6. You believe that PETA stands for "People Eating Tastey Animals" and you would like to see PETA come together with the NRA for an annual party.

7. You believe that politically correct and racial profiling are trumped by national security.

Many people have no idea what their political party stands for

As I chat with people on a day to day basis I realize that many people that describe themselves as Republican or Democrat have no idea what seperates the two parties ideologically. Some of the people I think should be Republicans vote religiously Democrat and visu-versa as a result often of having been raised that way and never questioning or reserching the issues. So what are the key differences between the two parties?


Republicans are largely pro-life while Democrats are pro-choice. This has created the idea that the Democratic Party is the Party for women's rights and the Republican Party is the Party of religious rights. Truth be known, of all federal elected officials the majority of Republicans are pro-life and the majority of Democrats are pro-choice. So maybe there is something to it.

Republicans tend to be in favor of prayer in school. Democrats tend to be against anything that allows one religion to be placed above another in a public setting.

Democrats tend to be big on social welfare. In fact, under Democratic Presidents, social welfare programs usually receive more funding and military programs less funding. Republicans tend to conversely believe in less social welfare and more national security spending. Republicans also tend to believe in less taxation and more individual financial freedom.

National Security

Under Republican Presidents, the spending on national security usually increases. The Republicans tend to take a more "walk softly carry a big stick" outlook on global affairs. Under Democratic Presidents, the spending on national security usually decreases to allow for more spending on social welfare. Democrats believe in diplomacy and tend to favor multi-national coalitions for security purposes moreso than do Republicans.


Democrats often believe in using taxes to help fund their social welfare programs. Democrats tend to put greater taxes on higher income persons while decreasing taxes for lower income persons. Republicans believe in lower taxes. Republicans believe that taxing higher income persons is a misnomer as many small and mid-size businesses file as individuals and thusly Republicans believe that higher taxes on the wealthy causes constriction in the job market. When they do favor increasing taxes, Republicans tend to favor increasing them across the board.


Democrats believe in socialized medicine. They tend to believe that medical care is too expensive for many Americans and therefore socialized government sponsored medicine may be the answer. Republicans believe in private medicine. They believe that socializing medicine would decrease its quality by removing competition and choice from the equation.


Democrats tend to believe in strong defense of the environment. Also Democrats have tended to be animal rights supporters with such groups as PETA among its ranks. Republicans tend to be less conservationally minded looking at financial impacts and weighing them versus environmental preservation. Hunters and gamesmen tend to fall into the Republican Party as the NRA is among its ranks.

* Due to the social welfare stance of Democrats, African Americans have tended to be a mainstay.
* Due to the abortion, religious Americans often tend to favor the Republican Party.
* The Democratic Party is the largest Party in the United States. The Republican Party is the second largest.

Sarah Palin Quickly Becoming the REAL American Idol

Sarah Palin drew an incredible crowd of 60,000 to hear her speak in Florida.

Don't Sleep on Security

For all the detractors of President Bush, Americans are feeling increasingly secure under his watch. In fact polls consistently show that Americans are not considering the war on terrorism as one of the main priorities of this election. That being said, we should not sleep on our security as Iran is becoming a very real threat and the news of North Korea's request to go nuclear should be unsettling as well.

No wonder lawyers have a bad reputation

Unjust decision.

Jews may break traditions

For many years the Jewish vote was a given to the Democratic Party. That may be changing. With Obama's still somewhat questionable religious views and the slight hint of Islam in his past, coupled with Hillary Clinton's refusal to attend the anti-Ahmadinejad Rally, the Jewish community may be getting tired of being taken for granted. Indeed there was even talk that the Democratic Party had representatives call and warn the Jewish community that if Sarah Palin was allowed to speak at the Rally, there may some negative consequences to there tax exempt status. Roger Simon calls out his fellow Jews and encourages them to vote their mind and not just follow like sheep.

Friday, September 19, 2008

As someone who doesn't understand the economy - McCain sure is right a lot!

While Barack Obama has seized on the economic woes of America as a political opportunity, going rally to rally spreading gloom and doom, John McCain has tried to console and reassure Americans. The mainstream media continues to classify both candidates as weak on economics and basically clueless. At the same time the media continues to erroneously link John McCain to George Bush thusly lending a helping hand to Obama's campaign. But when it comes to change, with a plan, McCain is the one who has the facts on his side.

McCain prophetically warned the President and the American people that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac were in trouble. He sponsored the Federal Housing Enterprise Reform Act of 2005 in an attempt to address the problems that he said were putting the American housing industry in a very dangerous situation. Congress killed that bill, largely due to partisan politics, though some republicans fought the bill as well. Why McCain has not touted this is a mystery to me. He continues to be lumped alongside Obama as someone who is weak on economics, but in reality, he was one of the few who foresaw this coming and tried to take actions against it. For the record, Obama voted against the bill.

Then this week Senator McCain stubbed his toe a bit by stating that the fundamentals of the economy are strong, while the market was headed down the crapper. It was a poor job of relating his message, which really was that the basic principals of the market and of the economy are strong. It was also a poorly timed comment which Senator Obama has taken and ran with. That being said, Obama has not really offered a plan for addressing the problems that plague the economy.

On the other hand, McCain has again proved prophetic. McCain began speaking yesterday morning of a plan he had which would help take some of the "bad debt" off the books of the banks and lending agencies. While it was rather extreme for me as a diehard conservative, it was easy to see why he would suggest such a thing, mainly to bolster a struggling stock market and prevent an absolute collapse. So far, it has worked. President Bush, Ben Bernanke, and Henry Paulson devised a very similar plan to that suggested by McCain. The idea behind the plan, coupled with the government's assurance that it will help money market funds out, has created a big surge for the market today.

All in all, John McCain needs someone to toot his horn. He was right about Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae and tried to take action, but was voted down by among others Barack Obama. Now, McCain looks prophetic again with his strategy to tackle the economic crisis we are currently dealing with. Obama conversely has given no strategy, but instead only seized upon the market's decline to try and make political hay. Someone should stand up for McCain in this, because for someone that supposedly doesn't understand the economy, he sure has been right a lot lately.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Tennessee Hack Cannot Derail Palin's Campaign

The idiot Obama supporter who hacked into Sarah Palin's personal email address has been identified as a student from Tennessee. He was sad that he found nothing that would help derail Palin's chances at election he reports. That being said, hopefully someone can find him and place him behind bars where he belongs.

Passing it along....

From a Democrat friend....

Here is something about Sarah Palin I bet you didn't know...

Before anyone dismisses the fact that Sarah Palin is Commander of the Alaska National Guard, consider this:

Alaska is the first line of defense in our missile interceptor defense system. The 49th Missile Defense Battalion of the Alaska National Guard is the unit that protects the entire nation from ballistic missile attacks. It's on permanent active duty, unlike other Guard units. As Governor of Alaska, Palin is briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counterterrorism. Her exposure to classified material may rival even Biden's and certainly by far exceeds Obama's.

She's also the Commander In Chief of the Alaska State Defense Force (ASDF), a federally recognized militia incorporated into Homeland Security's counterterrorism plans. Palin is privy to military and intelligence secrets that are vital to the entire country's defense. Given Alaska 's proximity to Russia , she may have security clearances we don't even know about. According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February, but nobody ever found out. This is a woman used to keeping secrets. She can be entrusted with our national security because SHE ALREADY IS!!

Both Biden and Obama combined don't compare to Sarah!!!!

State - istics are real key to polls

Checking the Yahoo headlines is like watching a Chinese fireworks display. Be careful, things are not always what they seem. Yahoo's headlines state that "Obama rebounds in polls." But the sooner that people start realizing that the polls that matter will be the states and not the national, the quicker they will understand why many believe Obama's star is fading a bit. The key to becoming President of the United States is based on the electoral college. With this being said, the most recent polls show a dead tie between Obama and McCain with 250 electoral votes each. Numerous states are not reporting for whatever reason, but you can safely put Idaho, Wyoming, South Dakota, and West Virginia in the McCain Camp and Delaware, Hawaii, Maryland, and DC in the Obama Camp.

Following My Lead

Looks like I am not the only one thinking that Hillary may be working behind the scenes to sabotage Obama.

Obama in trouble in Illinois?

Politically Drunk on Power has the story. Obama's lead in the polls in Illinois is down to 6 percent. This new on the heels of the news that he only leads New York by 5 percent and New Jersey by 3 percent.

Presidential RACE in BLACK and WHITE

No doubt about it, racism still exists in America. The question is how big of a factor it will be when deciding the outcome of this election. The interesting occurrence that is happening is that the party who is making the biggest deal about race is the one with the minority candidate. Today on the local Hallerin Hilton Hill show, Fatima Ali was interviewed after saying in an article she wrote that a John McCain victory would inspire an all out "race war."

I'll admit it has entered my mind. After watching the looting in the wake of the Rodney King verdict I have wondered what happens if it's a tight race hinging on a late reporting swing state like Florida. What happens in this scenario if McCain wins Florida? Do we have a nationwide race riot? It is not the politically correct thing to ask, but its fair game when we are talking about African American reporters like Ali predicting race wars over the possible defeat of a presidential candidate that attends a church whose preacher says "God Damn America" and stresses that a cultural war is already at hand between races in America.

So how are the polls playing out? Well, they are trending along the lines or race and age. The majority of whites are favoring McCain and the vast majority of blacks favoring Obama. In addition, the younger the voter the more likely they will vote for Obama. With this being said, polls are not always accurate when dealing with elections involving minorities.

Stephen D. Levitt, author of Freakonomics mentioned last night on Glen Beck's show that the polls are often problematic for minority candidates as people who do not wish to be viewed as racists, even over the phone, will claim they are voting for the minority candidate, only to pull the other lever at the ballot box. As you know, I have long made this same contention: whatever Obama's polling shows, take away 3 to 5 percent on election day.

No matter how you look at this election it's very naive to think race will not play a role. In a country that is constantly and consistently reminded of just how racist we all are, the fact that this presidential contest is so close dispels the extreme racism myth. Perhaps the racism that has been most prominently on display thus far has been of the reverse variety disguised as cultural pride and guarded by the doctrine of political correctness.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Ike First, now Lions and Tigers - Oh My

Livestock, a lion, and a tiger are running loose in South Texas in the wake of Hurricane Ike.

Clinton Continues to Crawfish

I have made no secret of my thoughts that Hillary Clinton may be tanking it for Barack Obama. If Obama wins the Whitehouse it would mean 8 years of no Clinton as President. If McCain wins the Whitehouse, she can run as the Democratic Party frontrunner in 4 years. News that Clinton pulled her name from a Jewish rally after learning that Palin would be there too is just further signs that Clinton may not be giving it her all for Obama. I really do not understand how this is considered a "partisan" event like Ms. Clinton suggests.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Gas shortage hits Tennessee

Hurricane Ike is making an impact all over the United States. In fact Tennesseans awoke this morning with a bit of a supply demand problem when it came to gas.

The Whole Truth About Palin.

Glenn Beck sets the record straight and puts the media in its place.

Mana-o-mano: Tennessee vs. California

When the Tennessee Vols made the long trek to Los Angeles to battle the U.C.L.A. Bruins in football a few weeks back, little did they know that it would be a match up of two of the most diametrically opposed states in the country. California with its massive 55 electoral votes is firmly in the Barack Obama camp. Entering the weekend Obama held a 12 point edge in the behemoth of the electoral college. Tennessee on the other hand has a rather modest 11 electoral votes, but they know a thing or two about winning having voted with the winner of the Presidential Election a whopping 11 consecutive times. This year Tennessee is by far John McCain's strongest supporter with a substantial 24 point lead in the polls. But it's not just the difference between liberal and conservative that differentiates these two states.

California has the San Andreas Fault. Tennessee has the New Madrid Fault.

California has Hollywood endings. Tennessee has mountain values.

California has John Wooden. Tennessee has Pat Summitt.

California has wine and cheese. Tennessee has Jack Daniels and moonpies.

California has rap music. Tennessee has country music. (no offense Elvis)

California has traffic jams. Tennessee has homemade jams.

California has Hollywood. Tennessee has Dollywood.

California has movies stars and glitz. Tennessee has mason jars and grits.

No matter how you cut it these two states are as different as night and day. And this year they will be on opposite sides of the electoral college tallies. California will be looking to lend its huge electoral vote to a winner. Tennessee will be looking to continue its winning tradition. Round one went to California as the Bruins bested the Vols. Tennessee will be hoping round two goes the other way even though many die hard orangebloods may be willing to trade a victory in round two for a win in round one.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Gibson questions "God's plan"

I spent the evening enjoying time with my son and daughter at the park, but I was saddened when I watched the Gibson interview of Palin. As a Christian, I am a bit sick and tired of our religion being questioned. The Christian faith believes that God has a MASTER PLAN for this world, even if Oprah's mysterious "higher being" and the main stream media's golden cows do not.

Contrary to most media reports - WE ARE WINNING IN IRAQ

al Qaeda's having problems getting supplies into Iraq and are becoming increasingly frustrated. I thought the war in Iraq was not winnable and was a mistake.

Democrats themselves unsure of Obama

According to an anonymous Democratic source speaking to Politico, the Democratic Party cannot understand why Obama is struggling so much with working class white voters. Perhaps its because his skin color is the closest thing he has in common with us, but thats just me speaking. Democrats Worry

A Soldiers Take (Powerful Message)

I cannot say it better than Mr. Cook

Ah, some wise advice from the Democratsc

Leave it to the Christian wing of the Democratic Party to provide the advice they need to hear. Faithful Democrats

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Why the "Lipstick on a pig" quote is important

By now everyone has heard Obama's "lipstick on a pig" quote. Those who are for McCain and Palin have chimed in that it is obviously a sexist remark made about Palin. Those in the Obama camp point out that he has used the phrase before and that even McCain has used the phrase. So who is right and who is wrong? Let's look a bit deeper.

It is absolutely correct that both Obama and McCain have used this relatively common phrase before. McCain admits he has used the term numerous times. Obama used it to describe Bush having given General Patraeus an impossible mission. I don't think anyone is in disagreement that it is an often used phrase in Washington.

So what is all the hubbub about? In law you can help prove a crime or criminal mindset by showing a propensity to do that crime over and over. If I go out and get drunk on the town, I may or may not be an alcoholic. If I go out and get drunk on the town repeatedly, I probably am an alcoholic. The underlying question then is whether or not Obama is sexist. While some people have said that his "lipstick on a pig" comment is not worthy of much attention, it certainly could not be said that his being sexist is not worthy of attention. So is Obama sexist or not?

Having researched the topic, there is no doubt in my mind that he is. Not wishing to make such a broad statement without proof, I submit to you that Obama has a history of making sexist statements which can only lead me to believe, he is a sexist.

Indeed Geraldine Ferraro, a Democrat that has the honor of being the first female Vice President nominee called Obama sexist. She has since thrown her support behind him, picking party over gender now that Hillary is not an option. But let us look to Hillary herself who continually alleged that Obama and his starstruck media was sexist.

Then you have the numerous little jabs that Obama has taken at women. If you come to the conclusion that Obama is not sexist, then surely you cannot say he is not chauvinistic. While in Allentown Mr. Obama said to a woman at the Tama Manufacturing plant that "you look like you might be a dancer. "You're big time. You are gorgeous." Then while in Scranton Obama tried to convince a Hillary supporter to change allegiance by suggesting "I'll give you a kiss." At an address at Tulane University Obama stated, "You challenge the status quo and suddenly the claws come out" when referring to attacks aimed at him by Clinton. Finally, when asked a question by a female autoworker, Obama said "hold on sweetie" avoiding the question so he could go pose for a photo shoot.

While none of these jabs in and of themselves constitute blatant sexism, when viewed in light of the totality of the evidence, they show a pattern. This coupled with the fact that Sarah Palin had already taken personal possession of the lipstick comments with her "lipstick on a pitbull" comment makes Obama's use of the phrase very questionable. In fact, right after making the comment, Obama began to talk about Sarah Palin. This leads to the conclusion that either Barack Obama is a reckless unintelligent person who does not have a good mastery of the English language, which is not the case. Or, he is sexist. You have the information, you decide. One way or the other, the "lipstick on a pig" comment is more important than some are letting on.

Clinton playing opossum

In an earlier article this week I asked if Hillary Clinton might "underperform" in her stumping for Obama in order to get a quicker shot at President. Is this what she is doing here by refusing to say anything negative about Palin? While I have never held Clinton in high esteem, I have always said she is a scrapper and I do appreciate that quality in a politician. She can sling mud with the best of them, so why no mud here? The way I see it, there are two plausible reasons for the lack of attack. The first is that Obama's campaign is keeping her on a tight leash and doesn't wish to continue to attack Palin. Given that Obama himself is continuing to attack Palin, I doubt this is the correct reason. The other more plausible explanation is that Hillary Clinton is not going all out for a candidate that she doesn't fully endorse. Hillary realizes that her best shot at the Oval Office is for McCain and Palin to win and do poorly in office which would set up a Clinton/Palin matchup in the next election. What do you think? Hillary playing opossum

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Obama - Opens Mouth Inserts Foot

On a day when his followers kept referring to Sarah Palin as "putting lipstick on her record," Barack Obama proceeded to say that "you can put lipstick on a pig, but its still a pig."He then proceeded to say that you can put old fish in newspaper and it still stinks. After each statement he grinned and waited on the predictable round of laughter from his followers as they picked up on his digs at Sarah Palin. The problem is that it was a sexist dig at Palin and when trying to woo female voters that had once followed Hillary Clinton such a strategy can only be considered asinine. Obama needs to realize that those things that get him big laughs at his rallies, go on blogs in the mornings and lose him votes in the election. There is a time to be a comedian, and a time to be an honorable politician. Congratulations Mr. Obama you just opened your mouth and inserted your foot. Hope the laughs were worth it in November.

The clueless media chugs on - now hammering Palin for Christianity

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. With that being said, the media belongs on a funny farm. After polls have repeatedly shown that the attacks on Sarah Palin are having an opposite than desired affect, the media continues to bombard the likeable Governor of Alaska. The newest attempts to smear Palin revolve around her Christianity. What the media seems to miss out on is the fact that the huge majority of persons in the United States are Christian, even if its a minority in the media. By trying to run Palin's name through the mud by saying that she believes in the book of Revelation among other things, the media if further galvonizing a conservative base that has thrust McCain and Palin into a lead in the polls.

In an article on CNN, reporter Randi Kaye asks "how might her (Palin's) religious beliefs impact policy in Washington if the Republican ticket is successful?" "To which Palin's former preacher Tim McGraw said that he imagines it will greatly impact her decisions. The difference is that the McGraw and the bulk of Americans believe this to be a good thing, while the media seems to view this as bad somehow. When its all said and done, someone needs to send a thank you note to the mainstream leftwing media on behalf of John McCain and Sarah Palin. Here's to hoping they keep on hammering, because the more they hammer the sharper that blade becomes.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Michael Moore in some very large crosshairs.

In American Carol,David Zucker leads a very talented cast led by Kelsey Grammer, Dennis Hopper, Jon Voight, and Leslie Nielsen in a movie made to poke fun at leftist Michael Moore.

Man set to play God on Wednesday.

Kiss your loved ones a bit longer on Wednesday morning because man is preparing to play God, again. A multi-billion dollar science experiment will take place trying to reproduce the mythical "Big Bang" on a much smaller scale. The experimentation will take place 300 feet below ground for safety, but some worry the experiment could create a blackhole and even destroy the earth.

Would Hillary throw the game?

As mentioned on my blog before, no one is in a stranger position in this election that Hillary Clinton. She is being asked to stump for Barack Obama who she has repeatedly said is not ready to be President. My question - what are the chances she tanks it?

With John McCain and Sarah Palin picking up steam and taking a lead in the polls Hillary can either fight the good fight and try to get her party's candidate elected, or, she can put on a show while tanking it a bit. If Obama wins the election he takes over for presumably 8 years and Hillary has to sit on the sideline and wait. If John McCain wins then Hillary waits 4 years, works on her resume, takes a leadership role in American politics and becomes the democratic front runner for the next race. This will be very interesting to watch.

Another Obama slip - "my Muslim faith"

What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive. Barack Obama certainly makes a lot of slips of the tongue. He refers to our 57 states, offers that children with asthma should have breathalyzers readily available, hears then doesn't hear Reverend Wright's controversial comments and now he refers to his "Muslim faith." While someone that is scrutinized as much as a presidential candidate will make some mistakes, it seems that Obama makes big ones. I have learned misspeaking is frequently a result of a disingenuous person. But you can see for yourself. Here is his audio of the slip.My Muslim Faith

Barack Obamination? Is Obama a black supremacist in sheep's clothing?

He descends upon the political scene from nowhere, perhaps like the rays of light that will descend from the heavens to convince people to vote for him. He is immediately linked to a church that may be more aptly classified as a black supremacist cult. His name is just one letter off encapsulating the names of two of America's most hated Muslim villains. He has Muslim and atheistic upbringing. He does all this just 7 years after Muslims attack the twin towers on 9/11. He has almost no experience. Yet still, he wins the Democratic Party nomination and heads toward November elections as the media darling to win the White House. Is this just political correctness gone wild? Is this just a refusal to profile him? Are there some deep evil end of the world prophecies coming true? Or is Obama just a black supremacist in sheep's clothing?

Tennessee back in the moonshine business

312 Quarts of moonshine were found in a North Carolina man's truck. He said he has been buying the shine in Unicoi County, Tennessee for a decade. There were no initial reports on whether the man was running the shine for Ted Kennedy.

Oprah - dance with who brung ya

Oprah Winfrey's refusal to invite Vice President nominee Sarah Palin to her show is certainly putting bees in a lot of female bonnets nationwide. Winfrey is a Barack Obama backer that has chosen race over sex. While there is nothing wrong with this decision, her decision not to allow Sarah Palin to be on her show is going to further hurt her ratings which were already dropping because she chose Obama over Hillary. The problem is that Oprah has made her hay by pitching to women that they can aspire to do great things. Now that Palin has done incredible things, Oprah's refusal to allow the history making VP candidate on her show flies in the face of her own doctrine. Oprah's decision is getting hammered on her own website and she is getting grilled over this decision in the media. Oprah should reach back and pull on some of her Tennessee "up-bringing" because surely she was told, as I was, that - you dance with who brung ya.

Palin Fiction

Thanks to Charlie Martin on Pajamas for this interesting tidbit. It takes a look at many of the most popular rumors on Sarah Palin and tells us if they are fact or fiction.

Palin "Curiosity" sparks McCain ticket to lead

Left leaning reporter Andrea Mitchell calls it "Palin Curiosity." Whatever you want to call it, McCain/Palin have watched their once sizable deficit in the Gallup Poll turn in to a lead all in the span of one week and in the wake of Sarah Palin's introduction to the American people at the RNC last week. What is more important is that McCain/Palin now have a 10 % lead among likely voters.

Fed takes over Freddie n Fannie.

The Federal government in an unprecedented move to try to prop up the housing market has acquired Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae. Look for a substantial bump in the market today. This may help alleviate some of the fears that have been burdening the economy and very well could be the start of a nice rally this week on Wall Street.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Olberman plays Hardball with Matthews and gets the W H I F F

Cries of media bias and chants of "NBC" at the Republican National Convention have provoked MSNBC to demote two of their biggest hitters. After having been an avid Sportscenter fan back in the day of Olberman and Dan Patrick I can only say - Olbmerman with the W H I F F !

Obama confuses Patrick and Spongebob.

Is it stupid?

Friday, September 5, 2008

Is this your America? Cause its Obama's.

What are we thinking even considering this guy as President it seems like a bad April Fool's joke.Rev.Wright

Obama on Reverend Wright....

Yes - uh NO - uh Yes - uh Which one will the public want to hear?

How is Obama a candidate when he thinks we have 58 states?

When did they add those other 8?

Just a refresher about how Obama feels about women...

Obama refuses to answer female auto workers question on how he will generate new jobs...."hold on sweetie we have to do this photo shoot."

Palin Most Popular Politician

Sarah Palin is now considered the most popular person on either ticket according to Rasmussen.

Ralphie's Pink Bunnie PJs.

One of my favorite parts of "Christmas Story" is the scene where Ralphie puts on the pink bunny costume his aunt made for him. After his dad lets him off the hook from having to wear it, and refers to him as looking like a deranged Easter Bunny, his mom chimes in that Ralphie only has to wear the costume on Easter or when his aunt is in town.

Well Hillary Clinton, here comes Peter Cottontail, so put on your PJs. In one of the most bizarre turn of events I can recall in politics, the same Hillary Clinton who said that Barack Obama is less qualified to be President than either her or McCain and who bitterly fought down to the wire against Obama and his starstruck, and often sexist media machine - that Hillary - same one - she is being dispatched to battleground states to try to woo back her voters to Obama's ticket. This is paramount to the Packers trading for Favre just before a playoff push or Hillary naming Monica Lewinsky as her running mate for 2012. This is going to be terribly awkward to watch folks. Does anyone sincerely believe that she wants to be doing this? I wish someone would tell her to run upstairs and stop this "I support Obama" charade. The whole thing is coming off as an embarassing "pink nightmare."

Obama sends women senators to decrease Palin's power

Obama is sending out a host of women senators to battleground states in the wake of Sarah Palin's rise to stardom on Wednesday. Obama wants to show how important women are to the Democrat Party. More specifically he wants to try to keep Hillary Democrats from defecting to Palin's Party. Couldn't he have avoided this headache all together by having Hillary as his VP? Instead, the advocate for change picked one of the crustiest Washington insiders on his side of the aisle. Surely he wasn't just talking change to say what he thought the American's wanted to hear.

Here is to hoping that the Democrats send Nancy Pelosi to small towns in Pennsylvania and Ohio. So Harry Reid really wants to see "shrill?" I am sure lots of people with good "down home, small city values" would love to have Nancy Pelosi in their town about as much as they would like to see Hurricane Ike pay a courtesy call.

Press misses the true problem with Bush

The press last night kept referring to how McCain's financial policy sounds too much like that of President Bush and therefore is no real change at all. The underlying philosophy of President Bush's financial platform is based in Reagan Economics, ie, less government waste, lower taxes, more independent freedoms. The problem is that Bush has spoken a good fight, but never held true to the doctrine. McCain should clarify this for those too closed minded to understand, mainly, the media. The difference between Bush's financial plan and McCain's financial plan is not in the plan itself, its in the execution.

Personally, I am not sure McCain would cut taxes a great deal, although I do think that decreasing the tax load on businesses would help keep some jobs at home and increase employment(we currently have the second highest tax burden on business in the world). That being said, I have no doubt that he would try to decrease wasteful spending. Decreasing government waste has been a trademark of both McCain and Palin.

McCain has a history of bipartisanship

I constantly come across people who tell me that we would be better off if the Republicans and Democrats would put away their differences and try to work together. Perhaps no candidate could have boasted a better track record on this than John McCain. McCain has crossed party lines to work on campaign reform legislation with Democrat Russ Feingold. He has sponsored bills with Democrats John Kerry and Ed Kennedy. The fact of the matter is that if a voter is looking for an absolute change then Obama is a 360. If the voter is looking for a change without it being a 360 on all issues then McCain is probably the man. McCain is not George Bush, he is his own man and tends to vote on his convictions more than his party. In the past this has left him as an outcast to his own party as he tends to be more liberal than the base. As McCain positions himself for the stretch run he positions himself as an agent for change. That sounds familiar. Obama has positioned himself the same way. The question will be how much change do people want. Its one thing for a New York Yankee fan to switch colors and be a Mets fan for the playoffs, quite another for them to be a Red Sox fan.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Professor Bainbridge's review of the speech

This is a good review of some of the highlights. Thanks to the link from Instapundit.

McCain distances himself from Bush and apologizes

John McCain was not as smooth as Barack Obama or Sarah Palin in the deliverance of his message, but his message may have had the most substance of any in recent memory. McCain apologized for the Republican Party's misuse of the trust of the people. He spoke of bipartisanship. He threw few jabs at Obama and Biden, instead complimenting them and offering more of an olive branch. McCain gave a personal description of his time in the Hanoi Hilton. Overall he came off very real, very compassionate, very confident, and very good. I thought it went well and to hear Chris Matthews actually suggest that he thought it would boost McCain to the top of the polls on Monday was interesting. This MAVERICK may have a shot here. He may be just what the doctor ordered.

A snowball's chance in .......Kenya?

So much for global warming I guess.

Master Republican Plan or Major Media Goof?

I mentioned here last night that I thought the constant attacks on Sarah Palin and her daughter by the media would hurt the media and help the Republican ticket. Sarah Palin came off as clever, confident, and charasmatic. But more importantly she came off as one of US. She came off as an everyday person with a blue collar husband and a family that has its share of issues. Today polls are showing that the media's attack on her and her family are doing what I predicted - helping the Republican ticket.

Palin Passes Report Card With Flying Colors

Its one thing to win over your own diehard base. Its quite another to win over your critics. Sarah Palin, who has been brutalized by the media this week for her lack of qualifications, stepped up and hushed the critics. In fact members on both sides of the party aisle were saying a new star has arrived on the political scene. CNN usually considered a left leaning news service even gave her brilliant grades. If you haven't seen the speach by now, do yourself a favor and click the link below and watch it.

Palin Practically P E R F E C T

Sarah Palin's first time in prime time with America watching could not have went better for the self proclaimed "hockey mom." By the time her speech was done she had given Obama a black eye, the Republican Party a rising star, and the talking heads in the liberal media a very difficult speech to find flaws in. In fact she got glowing reviews every station I turned to. You really need to view it yourself. Palin Practically Perfect

Northern Mariana Islands befuddle me

As I watched the delegates chime in their votes for the Republican nominee last night the Northern Mariana Islands passed in order to let Arizona have the grand finale. The who? What? Huh? I have never claimed to be a political expert. Nor have I claimed to be a whiz in geography, but I did not know much about this little group of islands. I guess I should stick to being a financial guru, but I found this interesting.

What do they teach in schools these days?

As I have watched the debates about the lack of experience that Obama and Palin have, I have become painfully aware that one key distinction is not being made. There is a difference between executive and legislative in this country.The legislative branch makes the laws. The executive branch executes them. While no one can deny that McCain and Biden have a lot of experience in Congress (the legislature) they have no experience as an executive officer. In fact the only person of the four President and Vice President candidates that has any executive experience is Palin. She has been an executive officer when she served as mayor and as governor. So whats the difference? Well in the legislature you are part of a large group that votes on an issue. As an executive the buck often stops with you and you alone. The President is an executive officer. If we were hiring a President the only one of the bunch we would even accept a resume from would be Palin.

Harry Reid's Response to Palin Angers Women

While flipping around the various news channels last night looking for anyone who could put any negative spin on what was an incredible speech by the rising Republican star Sarah Palin I was shocked to see the talking heads on CNN in somewhat of a tizzy. It appears that Harry Reid had issued a rebuttal comment to Sarah Palin's jabs at him. The problem was that he called Palin "shrill." The CNN talking heads were divided down gender lines on this. The women seemed outraged that Reid was belittling Palin, while the guys did not seem to care. This morning, the fallout seems even more. I found numerous Hillary supporters were upset with Reid and his Democratic cohorts for the "sexist" comments they have been making. It sure seems that Reid was "shrill" with his comments.

The Falacy of the "he voted with Bush 90 % of the time"

As the rhetoric has amped up in the most recent Presidential race the most common Democratic talking point has been to repeatedly try and link Senator McCain to George Bush by saying that he has voted with Bush on 90 % of his votes. The problem with this argument is that it fails to consider that a vast majority of these votes are ones in which there is little disagreement among voters. Let me explain, if you have a resolution for example honoring someone or a "slam dunk" bill that most everyone will support, it skews the numbers. In reality McCain has been one of the biggest, well, MAVERICKS in Congress. He has had years as in this one where he has voted party lines consistently - 95 % of the time this year. He has had other years (2005) where he was very like and did not vote party lines at all that much 77 %. In contrast Obama has voted along his party lines even more this year 96 %. So Obama's contention that he can reach across the aisle looks doubtful. In fact what McCain's voting record shows is a man who votes his conscience and does what he thinks should be done, not what his party thinks should be done. It shows a MAVERICK - not a crony as the Democratic Party is trying to portray him.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

An Oops moment for Giuliani

The old saying "the enemies of my enemies are my friends" goes a long way in this political election, but when trying to woo the Hillary Clinton supporters that have been alienated from the Democratic Party, I am not sure Giuliani should blast Hillary.

Strange Bed Fellas Indeed

Seeing Republican women stand up to defend Sarah Palin and in the same breath, Hillary Clinton is an odd vision indeed. But that is exactly what is happening. The ever increasingly left leaning media may very well be shooting its party in the proverbial foot by putting the full court press on Sarah Palin. While Hillary Clinton begrudgingly acquiesces to Barack Obama, her supporters will not all likely be persuaded by her "do as I say not as I do." The media's constant attack on Palin, and women in general, very well could drive many Clinton voters to McCain/Palin. In the very least its making for strange bed fellas.

All eyes on Palin

All eyes will be on Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tonight as she takes the stage at the R N C. Palin will need to make a good impression to build off the excitment that her choice has brought the McCain ticket. Many independent women and even a lot of Hillary Democrats will be turning in to view the speach that should turn out to be the most watched of all the R N C including McCains. Here is to betting she knocks 'em dead.

Is Obama "The One?"

In John McCain's TV add of Barack Obama it portrays him as "The One." Many are now calling Obama "The Messiah" due to his sermon like speaches and his self aggrandizing. But at least enough people out there seriously believe that Obama may be the "devourer of worlds." I have happened across enough sain commonsensically unimpaired people that believe Obama is the Anti-Christ to at least mention it.THE ONE

Obama's Night Night Stories

For true Christians the Bible is the absolute devine word of God. Certainly many of us grew up with children's Bible stories. Obama's night night stories may have been a bit different. According to a quote on Snopes.com, Obama's mother had numerous books on her book shelf including the Bible, the Koran, the Bhagavad Gita which all sat beside the books of Greek, Norse, and African mythology.

Fire 'em Up Fred

Fred Thompson showed what kind of inspirational orator he can be last night. Unfortunately for many Thompson supporters, it was several months too late. That being said Thompson did a great job drawing on the difference between McCain's service to America and Obama's shame for America. At one point Thompson quipped that "being a POW doesn't qualify you to be President, but it shows "character. He went on to say that we need a President that doesn't apologize for America.