Friday, October 31, 2008

How much doom and gloom is too much doom and gloom?

BO is Mr. Doom and Gloom. Everything is terrible. Everything is horrible.

In fact, the US is doing better than the countries. Most of the world would love to live under our economic "doom and gloom".

Check the numbers. Professor VD Hanson's post (America’s political, social, and economic system is still by far the most resilient in the world) compares the US to the other industrial nations:

"First, oil prices are crashing.

That will soon save us hundreds of billions in imported-fuel expenses, while denying our overextended enemies — in Russia, as well as in Iran, Venezuela, and others in the OPEC cartel — half of their accustomed cash to cause trouble.

Meanwhile, the U.S. is increasing natural-gas production; is likely to increase drilling offshore; will all but certainly soon build more nuclear-power, wind, and solar plants; and is sitting on the world’s largest coal reserves.

A new generation of hybrid, electric, and flex-fuel cars are on the horizon that could even shave off more from our imported-fuel bills.

Second, we are already way ahead of the rest of the world in dealing with toxic debt.

Western Europe is discovering that its banks lent more against their reserves than did their American counterparts.

European real estate was often more inflated than our own.

Bankers in Frankfurt, London, and Paris are looking at trillions of dollars in uncollectible Euro loans throughout Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe.

Most of our toxic debt was at least owed as mortgages by fellow Americans; far more of Europe’s is owed by those outside the European Union.

Even when the United States is reeling from financial panic, foreign investment continues to flow into America; the dollar, meanwhile, is climbing against the Euro. China’s export-driven and Russia’s energy economies are in crisis.

They may have hundreds of billions in dollar reserves, but as the world energy and consumer economies slow, both countries lack our institutions, infrastructure, and broad flexibility to easily rebound.

Third, the United States is still growing as the population of Europe shrinks.

The populations of Japan and China both age at a faster rate than America’s does.

Russia faces the perfect storm of a declining, aging, and increasingly unhealthy population.

The result is that America can much more easily grow itself out of a housing glut.

Fourth, the war in Iraq is no longer even a war in a traditional sense.

In July, four times as many Americans were murdered in the city of Chicago in peacetime than were killed in Iraq at war in the same period.

The cost of deploying American troops in Iraq is nearing the expense to station them elsewhere abroad.

As Iraqis continue to take over additional provinces, the American presence will shrink further."

Again, doom and gloom is in vogue. However, there is no reason to jump off the roof. The US will recover, get up and bounce back.

Don't fall for all of the doom and gloom. You are so lucky to be living in the US!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

What scandals will follow BO to the White House?

There are some interesting stories brewing in the media.

First, ACORN just doesn't go away. John Fund, who has written extensively about vote fraud, report this:

"The FBI is investigating its voter registration efforts in several states, amid allegations that almost a third of the 1.3 million cards it turned in are invalid.

And yesterday, a former employee of Acorn testified in a Pennsylvania state court that the group's quality-control efforts were "minimal or nonexistent" and largely window dressing.

Anita MonCrief also says that Acorn was given lists of potential donors by several Democratic presidential campaigns, including that of Barack Obama, to troll for contributions."

Over at The Washington Post, Matthew Mosk reports this:

"Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign is allowing donors to use largely untraceable prepaid credit cards that could potentially be used to evade limits on how much an individual is legally allowed to give or to mask a contributor's identity, campaign officials confirmed.

Faced with a huge influx of donations over the Internet, the campaign has also chosen not to use basic security measures to prevent potentially illegal or anonymous contributions from flowing into its accounts, aides acknowledged.

Instead, the campaign is scrutinizing its books for improper donations after the money has been deposited."

Up in Chicago, the AP reports that Tony Rezko is talking to get a shorter jail term:

"Convicted political fixer Antoin "Tony" Rezko has been quietly visiting Chicago's federal courthouse, setting off speculation that he may be spilling secrets to prosecutors in return for a lenient sentence."

In Ohio, we are learning that the efforts to destroy "Joe the Plumber" were more than originally stated:

"When last we heard from Helen Jones-Kelley, the director of Ohio’s Job and Family Services Division insisted that she has everyone who gets public attention checked to see if they owe family support.

Now, with more details about the searches performed on Joe Wurzelbacher becoming public, Jones-Kelley acknowledges she didn’t quite tell the entire truth at first.

Her department also ran checks on taxes and welfare payments to see if they could catch Joe the Plumber cheating the system." (Morrissey)

Over at The LA Times, there is apparently a video tape that could blow a huge hole in Obama's credibility about Israel and associations:

"In radio interviews while campaigning in Florida, which has a large Jewish voting population, McCain accused the Los Angeles Times of media bias for declining to release a video it obtained of Obama attending a 2003 going away party in Chicago for Khalidi. Khalidi is a Palestinian rights advocate and critic of Israel.

A former University of Chicago professor, he was leaving for a job as a professor at Columbia University in New York.

At the party, which the Times wrote about last April, Obama praised Khalidi and vice versa.

But Khalidi also told the Times in that story that he disagreed with Obama's pro-Israel views." (In Florida, McCain links Obama to critic of Israel)

Will any of this come back to haunt a Pres. Obama? I don't know for sure but there is a little too much smoke out there.

Back in 1992, we were told that character did not matter. We learned later that the economy was OK but Clinton's character wasn't!

Good luck to the Mavericks!

Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs start the 2008-09 season against Houston. The Mavs have a new coach, Rick Carlisle, but the team has not changed much.

"Up and down the roster, the Mavericks have players who have something to prove.

Jason Kidd is trying to show he's got something left in the tank in a season when he'll turn 36 and is trying to earn next year's contract.

Dirk Nowitzki wants to prove he is a championship-worthy superstar.

Antoine Wright and Gerald Green need to show they are solid NBA players. Erick Dampier must become the rebounding beast that the Mavericks need him to be.

Jason Terry has to be a shooter, and Jerry Stackhouse and Devean George have to stay on the court.

Management must hope it all comes together to justify the Kidd trade of last season.

And, of course, there's Josh Howard, who has a big bag of chips on his shoulder after a tumultuous past year.

Forget the U.S. Olympians. This is the real Redeem Team."

The Mavs' fans are still furious because of the back to back to back playoff collapses.

Let's hope that the Mavs will reward the fans with a championship.

The Stars and Mavs play at the American Airlines Center, one of the most beautiful places in the country. It's time for the local teams to hang some championship flags!

Barack in Wonderland!

Last night, we heard it again: Vote for BO and everything will be just great.

The air will be pure.

The planet will heal. (Moses couldn't say it any better!)

The world will love us. (We will go back to the days of Clinton when we were attacked often, our embassies blown up and no one at the UN wanted to do anything about anything. But they will love us!)

The rich will pay their share. (95% of us will get a tax cut! BO now defines a tax cut as mailing a check to someone who does not pay taxes!)

The middle class will blossom again. (Don't we already have the world's largest middle class? Why are all of those people lining up at every US embassy around the world?)

Last, but not least, your wife won't complain anymore because you listen to the entire Cowboys' pre-game and post-game shows!

Sorry. How can so many people be so foolish? How can so many Americans be this gullible?

In Reality Check: The Cost Of Obama's Pledges, Wyatt Andrews goes point by point and reaches a simple conclusion:

"If he closes every loophole as promised, saves every dime from Iraq, raises taxes on the rich and trims the federal budget as he's promised to do "line by line," he still doesn't pay for his list.

If he's elected, the first fact hitting his desk will be the figure projecting how much less of a budget he has to work with - thanks to the recession.

He gave us a very compelling vision with his ad buy tonight.

What he did not give us was any hint of the cold reality he's facing or a sense of how he might prioritize his promises if voters trust him with the White House."

Obama's Economic Mythology By Steve Chapman puts all of BO's doom and gloom in some perspective. Believe it or not, things are not as terrible as BO is saying!

Obama is a farce and a lie. I just can't believe that so many people fall for this sort of thing!

Congratulations to the Phillies!

Let's hope that MLB does not have a repeat of game 5.

I can't recall anyone winning the World Series over a "3 day game". It was a little strange to tune into a baseball game starting in the bottom of the 6th!

Some of us will forever second guess Commissioner Selig for not calling game 5 after 4 innings. I just think that it would have been better to play a normal game 5.

Nevertheless, the Phillies were the better team.

In the end, they got better starting pitching, clutch hitting and the amazing closing work of Brad Lidge.

I said Phillies in 7. They did it in 5!

The Rays did a great job. They surpassed every level of expectation imaginable. The Rays have a great future and will get a lot better. Watch out for BJ Upton and Evan Longoria.

Philadelphia has some of the nation's most passionate fans. They live and die with the Phillies, Eagles, 76ers and Flyers.

Unfortunately, the local teams have not won many titles.

The Phillies won in 1980 but lost the 1983 and 1993 series.

The Eagles have had great teams but no rings. (The Cowboys had something to do with that in 1990s)

The Flyers won a title in 1970s but nothing since. The 76ers have not won anything for a long time either.

Again, congratulations to the Phillies and their great fans.

Enjoy the championship parade and stay out of the sleet!

Isn't it great to hear Harry Kalas finally call a Phillies WS victory?

BO is not JFK!

Joe Biden is going from gaffe to gaffe. Biden's latest is to compare BO to JFK.

Wonder what JFK thinks about that?

Every Dem has been trying to be JFK since the unfortunate tragedy in Dallas. JFK became a myth that day.

BO knows how to play the JFK card before Dem audiences. Unfortunately, BO is a very bad JFK.

Let's start with national security. My guess is that JFK would have left the Dem party years ago over national security. Lieberman, not Obama, is the real heir of JFK's national security vision.

Let's go to taxes. JFK believed in tax cuts for everybody. JFK understood that low taxes create prosperity. In '63, JFK sounded a lot like Bush and Reagan and cut taxes for those who pay taxes!

Jonah Goldberg compared JFK and BO last year:

"One of JFK’s original apostles, former speechwriter Ted Sorensen, is touting Barack Obama as JFK’s “heir.”

But heir to what?

Certainly not policies of any kind.

Obama is dovish in every way JFK was hawkish.

Indeed, Obama is to Hillary Clinton’s left. National Journal rated him the most liberal senator of 2007.

Sorensen himself admitted in a 1983 Newsweek interview that JFK “never identified himself as a liberal; it was only after his death that they began to claim him as one of theirs.”

He went on to say that “on fiscal matters (JFK) was more conservative than any president we’ve had since.”

BO like JFK? No way!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Shouldn't The LA Times let Jewish Americans see the video?

This is what we hear:

"The LA times has a video of Barack Obama toasting this friend of his while attending a Jew bashing dinner, and they are refusing to release the video to the public."

Why not release the 2003 tape and end the suspense?

According to Gateway Pundit, the event was an "Israel bashing" dinner:

"According to Wallsten the evening not surprisingly turned into a classic Jew-bash:

"During the dinner a young Palestinian American recited a poem accusing the Israeli government of terrorism in its treatment of Palestinians and sharply criticizing U.S. support of Israel.

If Palestinians cannot secure their own land, she said, "then you will never see a day of peace."

One speaker likened "Zionist settlers on the West Bank" to Osama bin Laden, saying both had been "blinded by ideology.""

OK. I have not seen the tape. However, it puzzles me that The LA Times doesn't just release it.

Let the public see it, specially Jewish-Americans who are sensitive about Obama's commitment to Israel.

Release the video tape! Let the voters see this tape.

A photo ID is the best answer to ACORN!

ACORN has put vote registration fraud all over the map. ACORN pretends to be non-partisan but they are the registration division of the Dem party.

How to Steal the Election in a Few Simple Steps by Kevin Hassett is the latest piece on the ACORN scandal.

Again, there is a simple solution: a photo ID!

In Texas, they are asking for a drivers' license in order to vote early. I like it!

How can any reasonable person object to a photo ID to vote?

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What happened to journalism in 2008?

Where is the media outrage?

We hear that The LA Times has a video tape that won't make Obama look good with Jewish voters:

Change the facts. Do you think that The LA Times would hold a video of McCain and David Duke?

Where is the media outrage?

Obama does not do press conferences:

"But the Democratic presidential nominee hasn't held a full press conference -- submitting himself to more than a handful of questions from his whole press corps -- in more than a month, since Sept. 24, 2008, in Clearwater, Fla." (ABC)

This is the same Obama who promised to do "town hall" debates.

This is the same Obama who is getting a free ride from the media.

This is the same Obama campaign that is boycotting a Florida station that "dared" ask a question.

Who is the biggest loser of the 2008 election? The media!

"The sheer bias in the print and television coverage of this election campaign is not just bewildering, but appalling.

And over the last few months I've found myself slowly moving from shaking my head at the obvious one-sided reporting, to actually shouting at the screen of my television and my laptop computer.

But worst of all, for the last couple weeks, I've begun -- for the first time in my adult life -- to be embarrassed to admit what I do for a living.

A few days ago, when asked by a new acquaintance what I did for a living, I replied that I was "a writer," because I couldn't bring myself to admit to a stranger that I'm a journalist."

The bias is self evident.

We dedicate The Beatles' "I'm looking through you" to the media:

Sarkozy can smell a weak Dem all the way from Paris!

We hear that Europe hates McCain and Bush. We hear that Europe wants Obama.

It does not appear that Pres. Sarkozy is one of those Europeans.

According to Haaretz, Sarkozy is concerned about Obama:

"French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel's government.

Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France.

But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate's stance on Iran as "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content.""

Sarkozy is not your typical European. He understands that Europe can't defend itself and is drowning under the welfare state. (Want a preview of Obama economics? Move to France, Germany or Italy!)

P.S. Let me say it again: Let's trade Obama for Sarkozy.

Obama sounds a lot like one of those European socialists who want to destroy jobs.

Sarkozy sounds a lot like a conservative Republican who understands how wealth is created. Also, Sarkozy understands that you don't protect your freedoms with meaningless UN resolutions!

Does your ticket to BO's big party have a full refund clause?

Do me a favor. I'm just looking out for you!

I'm just a friend preventing another "liberal election night" meltdown.

Call your travel agent. Make sure that the ticket to Chicago's big party has a full refund clause. Has he charged your credit card yet?

This election is not over. In fact, McCain is going to win.

What about the polls?

What about them?

Which poll do you believe? The one showing Obama up by 14? Or the one showing a dead heat?

Also, what's new about Obama? Check out the audio tape from 2001 that just hit the fan yesterday.

Obama is, and was, a left wing ideologue:

"The tape recording of an interview that Barack Obama gave to Radio Station WBEZ in Chicago in 2001 surfaced, and in that interview Mr. Obama, then a law professor and a state senator, lays out how he would redistribute the wealth.

He sounds like a man with a plan.

The interview explains a lot, beginning with the attempt, abetted by a mainstream media that no longer tries to hide its slavish obeisance to the Democratic campaign, to destroy Joe the Plumber and shut down discussion of the implications of what the candidate said." (Pruden)

What's new about Obama?

The answer is nothing. This is the same stuff that we've heard from the left before. This is leftism in a DVD format.

We had the LP version years ago, then the 8-track tape, then the cassette, then the CD and now the DVD.

Quin Hillyer has a message for those of you planning to buy a ticket to the BO inauguration:

"The Obama souffle is slowly starting to settle.

I think the souffle hit its peak last Thursday or so. It hasn't been popped -- it's not going to go "Poof" all at once -- but it is settling.

And it still has eight more days to settle -- plenty of time for a souffle to get stale and mushy, even if properly refrigerated." (Pruden)

This is not over. Spend your money wisely and make your plans accordingly. At least, don't say that I didn't warn you!

P.S. For more on Obama, see Jonah Goldberg's Obama's not 'new'!

Sad to hear about Dean Barnett

For a couple of years, I've enjoyed reading Dean Barnett at The Weekly Standard.

Also, Dean was a frequent "sub" on The Hugh Hewitt Show.

Today, we learned that Dean died after a long fight with cystic fibrosis. Dean recently wrote about his struggles in The Smart Spunky Kid with the Fatal Disease:

"As I grew sicker, I had what for me was an extremely comforting insight.

I came to view serious and progressive illness as an ever constricting circle with oneself at the center.

The interior of the circle represents the contents of one’s life.

As the circle gets smaller, things that were inside get forced out. Some of these things are dearly missed; others that were once thought precious get forced to the exterior and turn out to go surprisingly unlamented.

At the innermost point of the circle are the things that really matter: family, faith, love.

These things stay with you until the day you die.

At the very end, because the circle has shrunk down to its center, they’re all you have left.

But as we approach that end, we finally realize that all along, they were what mattered most.

As a consequence, life often remains beautiful and worthwhile right up until the end."

I loved Dean's articles. I loved his New England accent when he was on the radio. Dean was naturally a huge Boston Red Sox fan!

I was not surprised at all of the tributes published today, specially the one from Hugh Hewitt making reference to Dean's essay about his illness.

Our sympathies to Dean's family!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Should the Stars sign the Cowboys' punter?

Here is a great hit.

Here is a better question: Should Sam Paulescu do some checking for the Stars between NFL games?

The 3-4-2 Stars could use a little injection of energy. The Minnesota Wild is here tonight. They should dress up Sam and line him up next to Brendan Morrow.

This is a great play: The punter nails the guy returning the punt.

The Dems don't like questions!

What happens when a reporter isn't in the tank for Obama?

What happens when a reporter actually confronts the Dems with a tough question?

Joe Biden was finally asked a question about his "crisis comments".

How did Biden react? He got mad.

How did the Obama campaign react? They are not going to answer questions from this reporter or TV station anymore! (Obama campaign cuts off WFTV after interview with Joe Biden)

Freedom of the press? The Dems believe in freedom of the press as long as you are asking softball questions:

Hey Sen. Obama, what's your favorite baseball team, the Cubs or Sox?

Hey Sen. Biden, what's your favorite train ride? the morning or evening shuttle?

The Obama campaign doesn't like to answer questions.

Let me tell you this: If elected, Obama is going to be very secretive and will not have a good relationship with the media. Eventually, every criticism of Obama will be answered with a "you must be racist".

Again, they don't like questions, specially those questions that challenge them!

Why aren't we forcing the candidates to talk about entitlements?

The media's role in the 2008 presidential election has been a major disappointment.

Why isn't the media challenging the candidates on entitlements?

I just saw this great article: Ten Myths About Budget Deficits and Debt by Brian M. Riedl.

We must confront entitlements or they will land with a vengeance on a future president's desk. Furthermore, it won't be long before they do, specially Medicare which is totally out of control.

McCain and Obama have spent so much time talking about spending and pork projects.

Yet, that's not the real problem.

Of course, we must curb spending and "pork" projects.

However, it won't be enough just to cut spending and eliminate all of those "pork" projects that make good political attacks.

Our biggest problem is entitlements, i.e. future promises.

Again, see the article for more details and graphs!

How do you tackle entitlements?

First, you need a president who doesn't read polls. It will be extremely unpopular to fix Social Security and Medicare.

Second, you need a president who can work with the other side. At the very least, a president who has a resume that confirms that he can work with the other side. You can't fix the entitlement crisis on a party vote basis!

We should demand more specifics on how McCain or Obama will tackle entitlements.

At least, McCain has a track record as a deficit hawk.

Obama just has a very vague resume and a tendency to tell people what they want to hear!

The latest from ACORN

John Fund has an update on ACORN:

"Last week Michael Slater, head of its Project Vote, admitted that some 400,000 of its claimed 1.3 million newly registered voters were rejected by election officials as either duplicates or fraudulent -- i.e. it doesn't sound as if Acorn's vaunted "quality control" efforts were all that effective."

The bad news is that they tried to register over a million new voters. The good news is that about 400,000 were rejected.

Don't hire anyone from ACORN to do your quality control!

Sooner, rather than later, the Justice Dept. needs to take a strong look at ACORN.

It's a racket.

It's a racket for the purpose of registering Democrats!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Hello # 11 Roy Williams: Welcome to Dallas!

The Cowboys were 3-0 and looking Super Bowl bound. Today, they are 5-3 and headed to NY to play the Giants next week.

It's likely that they will be 5-4 after losing to the NY Giants on the road. It's hard to beat Manning and the Giants in NY,

Frankly, I'll take 5-4, a bye week and the return of Tony Romo in two weeks. A healthy Romo can go 5-2 or 4-3 down the stretch and put Dallas in the post season.

It won't be the 13-3 that I predicted. However, I'll take 10-6 or 9-7 and a wild card position. This is about getting into the post season. Just ask The NY Giants who beat Dallas, GB and New England!

Here is the bad news: The Cowboys are not scoring, Also, the Cowboys' locker room is starting to look like a hospital---Tony Romo (pinkie), Terence Newman (groin), Kyle Kosier (foot), Felix Jones (hamstring) and Anthony Spencer (hamstring)!

That's a lot of NFL talent on the sidelines.

Here is the good news: They won! They beat TB, 13-9!

Dallas beat Tampa Bay but it got really scary at the end. The Bucs had the ball on Cowboys' territory with less than a minute to go. The Cowboys' defense stopped a 4th and 5 short pass and it was over.

Here is even better news: New Cowboy Roy Williams caught a TD pass! We needed that!

The glass is half full for the Cowboys. It will be really full next week if they can beat NY without Romo and so many others! Welcome to Dallas, Roy Williams!

Who was looking into Joe the Plumber's personal files?

Someone apparently went into Joe Wurzelbacher's drivers' license information.

Who approved it? What were they looking for? This is a local report:

"Information on Wurzelbacher was accessed by accounts assigned to the office of Ohio Attorney General Nancy H. Rogers, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department.

It has not been determined who checked on Wurzelbacher, or why.

Direct access to driver's license and vehicle registration information from BMV computers is restricted to legitimate law enforcement and government business." (The Columbus Dispatch)

Again, what motivated this? Who approved it?

Ed Morrissey has a good post about this:

"The accounts used to access the information at the BMV and tax records all came from government agencies.

This information is only supposed to be accessed for legitimate investigations, not just for curiosity, and certainly not for political purposes.

Who in these government offices would have wanted to investigate Wurzelbacher, and for what legitimate reason — within hours of a presidential debate in which he played a significant part?"

We don't have an answer. Yet, Joe Wurzelbacher deserves an explanation.

P.S. Where is the ACLU?

Sowell nailed it!

Thomas Sowell was born in 1930. His education is impressive:

Ph.D. in Economics, University of Chicago, 1968

A.M. in Economics, Columbia University, 1959

A.B. in Economics, magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1958

As I wrote last year, every American should read Thomas Sowell. His columns challenge the welfare state and the liberals.

Today, Sowell posted a great one called Obama Con:

"Some people who see the fraud in what Obama is saying are amazed that others do not.

But Obama knows what con men have long known, that their job is not to convince skeptics but to enable the gullible to continue to believe what they want to believe.

He does that very well."

In this post, Sowell goes through each and everyone of Obama's associations.

Obama is not just a man of the left. That's OK.

He is a man from the extreme left, the kind of man who has to conceal his true identity in order to win.

P.S. Let's vote McCain so that we don't have to learn who Obama really is!

Obama isn't tough enough to be president

In a previous post, I spoke about entitlements. Today, I will talk about what I have seen about Obama's leadership style.

We need a president who will stand up, take a position and the heck with opinion polls.

Obama is not such a man. I'm sorry but he is not.

Can you find any such characteristic in his resume or references:

"To govern is to choose.

And sometimes the choices are tough ones.

When has Barack Obama chosen to take a stand?

When he got along to get along with the Chicago machine?

When he sat for 20 years in the pews of an ugly neo-segregationist race-baiting grievance-monger?

When he voted to deny the surviving "fetuses" of botched abortions medical treatment?

When in his short time in national politics he racked up the most liberal – i.e., the most doctrinaire, the most orthodox, the most reflex – voting record in the Senate?

Or when, on those many occasions the questions got complex and required a choice, he dodged it and voted merely "present"? (Steyn)

So far, Obama has had a rather free ride.

Friendly media.

Good timing against Hillary Clinton in the primaries.

Unbelievable timing with the mortgage meltdown.

It will be different once the campaign is over.

Why? He will have to govern, or make choices.

Thomas Sowell has a good post on Obama:

"Yet many today seem to assume that if things are bad, "change" will make them better.

Specifics don't interest them nearly as much as inspiring rhetoric and a confident style."

Style may get him elected. Specifics will matter once we go from the campaign to sitting in the Oval Office.

Based on what I've seen, Obama is a good speaker, a man of incredible timing but not much of a leader.

I have not seen any examples of Obama standing up to anybody.

Why does that matter? Obama will be tested by Pelosi and Reid.

Vote McCain. At least, McCain has shown leadership skills during his amazing career.

Obama: No "hope and change" for the unborn!

On abortion, Obama is the most radical presidential candidate ever. He supports abortion and partial birth abortion.

It's time for Catholics to vote their conscience. We can not support a candidate who supports the taking of human life.

Today, Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, published a letter that goes to the heart of abortion:

"The transcending issue of our day is the intentional destruction of innocent human life, as in abortion.

We wish with all our hearts that no candidate and no party were advocating this heinous act against the human person.

However, since it is a transcending issue, and even supported in its most extreme and horrific forms, we must proclaim time and time again that no intrinsic evil can ever be supported in any way, most especially when it concerns the gravest of all intrinsic evils: the taking of an innocent life.

We bishops of Pennsylvania quoted from the late Pope John Paul II’s Post Synodal Exhortation on the Vocation and Mission of the Lay Faithful and I quote him again here:

“The inviolability of the person which is a reflection of the absolute inviolability of God, finds its primary and fundamental expression in the inviolability of human life.

Above all, the common outcry, which is justly made on behalf of human rights — for example, the right to health, to home, to work, to family, to culture — is false and illusory if the right to life, the most basic and fundamental right and the condition for all other personal rights, is not defended with maximum determination” (Christifideles Laici, 38)."

"Not only do Barack Obama's positions on human life issues lie in absolute contradiction with Pope Benedict XVI, his positions are the most radical of any post-Roe candidate ever to seek the Presidency.

Far more radical than Bill Clinton, John Kerry and Hillary Clinton."

In this election, the choice is clear.

On Tuesday, November 4th, you will choose who appoints the next Justice in the Supreme Court.

Roe v. Wade, the outrageous decision from 1973, is in the balance. In other words, we will get closer to overturning Roe v Wade or guarantee it for another generation.

John McCain will appoint outstanding justices like Sam Alito and John Roberts.

Barack Obama will only appoint justices who support Roe v Wade.

Vote your conscience. Abortion has already taken 40 million lives since 1973. It must stop. It will stop with a couple of more judicial appointments.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

O'Reilly meets Ayers (in case you missed it)

Normally, I don't like it when TV cameras show up at some one's home. However, there are exceptions and O'Reilly does it well:

1) How about a public servant who refuses to answer questions about their public service? How about the opportunistic DA in North Carolina who indicted those three young men for "allegedly" raping some disturbed young woman? We learned later that the whole story was a hoax. The NC Attorney General has taken legal action against the DA.

Shouldn't someone like that answer a few questions?

2) What about Bill Ayers? Years ago, Ayers tried to kill police officers, a judge and his family and others.

Sorry, Bill Ayers needs to explain a lot of things. So far, all he has done is to say that he didn't do enough.

By the way, Ayers is free because of legal technicalities during his trial. Ayers should be sitting in a federal prison, along with his terrorist wife.

These are not nice people. Why in the world was Barack Obama doing with them anyway?

As I have written before, I don't hold BO responsible for what Ayers did. However, I do hold Obama responsible for friends like Ayers, specially using the Ayers' home to launch his state senate campaign years ago.

O'Reilly was right for confronting Ayers. Let's hope that Obama comes clean with this association. We are learning more and more that this was a lot more than just a fellow down the street.

Finally, isn't it ironic that the despicable Ayers called the police to protect his property and to drive the O'Reilly producer away?

Ayers now believes in the police. He tells the producer to get off his "private property" after bashing capitalism all of these years. Wonder what the police really think of this jerk?

Wonder what the Murtaugh family thinks of this jerk?

How much do we really know about Obama?

It's really amazing. Even Democrats don't know who Obama is. Just talk to them!

Who is this fellow Obama? Rich Lowry has a good post on who he is or is not:

"When has Obama stood up to liberals and fought for a principled centrism?


BO's resume is vague across the board.

He claims to be a "uniter" but wants to repeal The Defense of Marriage Act.

He wants to unite the country by eliminating all state restrictions to abortion.

Good luck Obama! Good luck uniting the country with those tactics!

Unfortunately, the media has not taken time to investigate or study BO. Instead, they've allowed him to get away with massive generalities, policy shifts and even contradictory statements regarding Iraq.

At some point, we will learn who BO is. My guess is that no one, including the "yes we can screamers" will be very happy with him.




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