Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bailing Out Congress

By a vote of 228-205, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected the bill designed to bailout Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG and other Wall Street entities. Despite the best efforts of Rep. Pelosi and other Democrat party leaders, over 40% of the House Democrats voted against the bill. It is important to note that the Democrat majority in the House is large enough to pass any bill without any support for Republicans or Independents. [READ MORE].

Undoubtedly you have heard a variety of talking heads and politicians give a wide range of reasons for the failure of the bill to pass the House. The Spin Doctors have indeed been busy. What is almost never mentioned is that members of the House heard loud and clear from the folks back home that they did not want their tax dollars going to bailout Wall Street.

Bush and a host of leading congressional figures had implored the lawmakers to pass the legislation despite howls of protest from their constituents back home.

Why is this bailout so important? Why the urgency? How could this seemingly come about virtually overnight? Who is to blame and who will benefit? All good questions to which you have yet to receive straight answers. But there are some pieces that are known. We have collect some of these items for your review.

From WorldNetDaily
Your Scorecard for understanding the mortgage scandal
Find out who's who in the 'Rogues Gallery' of economic crisis

This is a very good background piece that lays out the trail of corruption and manipulation by speculators and Congress that has led up to this so-called crisis.

From Forbes
Bad News For The Bailout

From HotAir.com
Video: Democrats insist "nothing wrong" at Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac in 2004

This article contains a video of various Democrats defending Freddie and Fannie. Listen for yourself as Barney Frank declares : "I don’t see anything in this report that raises safety and soundness problems".

From LiveLeak.com
Huge anti bailout protest on Wall Street subject to mainstream media BLACKOUT

I wonder why mainstream media is not reporting this?

One last question we should each ask ourselves: "why should we trust the same people who created this mess to fix it?"

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama Truth Squads

In January 2008, the Obama campaign formed the South Carolina Truth Squad. According to former Sen. Tom Daschle, an Obama supporter, the purpose of the SC Truth Squad was to respond forcefully to “the incredible distortions that are coming from the Clinton campaign in particular and our desire to set the record straight".
“Over and over again,” Daschle said, “we find the Clinton campaign has made an overt effort to distort his [Obama’s] record.”

Fast forward to late September 2008. Once again, Barry and his campaign minions are using the same tactics to try and silence critics with the formation of a Missouri Obama Truth Squad.

St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce and St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch are threatening to bring libel charges against those who speak out falsely against Barack Obama.

Dating back to his campaign for a seat in the Illinois state Senate, Obama has used a the same or very similar tactics designed to silence any opposition. The intent is not to respond to and refute the opposition - the intent is to silence the opposition.

Liberals (aka "progressives"), are fond of labeling conservatives as fascist and painting President Bush as the second coming of Hitler. However, the formation of these Obama Truth Squads is something straight out of the play books of Hitler and Stalin. To make the matter even more damning, the inclusion of ELECTED law enforcement officials in such an effort makes the Obama Truth Squads even more alarming and even more of a threat to the freedom of political speech.

Missouri Governor Matt Blunt has issued a statement which we are including below.

“St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

“What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

“This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

“Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.”

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Friday, September 26, 2008

Placing the Blame

The $700 BILLION dollar bailout is the result of many years of politics, greed, bad decisions and poorly conceived government policy. There is more than enough blame to go around without regard to political party.

However, as is to be expected, this issue is become a part of the rhetoric of the Presidential campaign. So we thought we would present a couple of items that might help clear the air of some misconceptions.

First, regarding John McCain:

"For years I have been concerned about the regulatory structure that governs Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac... and the sheer magnitude of these companies and the role they play in the housing market... 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." ---John McCain (http://PatriotPost.US/alexander/edition.asp?id=578) arguing for passage of the Federal Housing Enterprise Regulatory Reform Act (S. 190) which he co-sponsored in 2005.

And now, regarding Barrack Obama:

If you have problems viewing the above, click here to go directly to YouTube.

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

We Predict Bye Bye Biden

Right now the McCain/Palin campaign is taking big bites out of the substantial lead that Obama/Biden held as recently as a month ago. [Current Polling Data]. Despite the best efforts of mainstream media to attack McCain and destroy Palin, the new messiah of American politics is sliding downhill rapidly.

I doubt that the Democrat party will stand by and let Obama lose this election. The most obvious change that could be made is to the Vice Presidential candidate. In fact, it is our prediction that some time early in October, Joe Biden will be sent to the showers and will be replaced. The only question is who will be tapped? Sen. Clinton seems like the obvious pick at this point.

Obama's New Campaign Buddy
It is common knowledge that Obama can give one heckuva a speech as long as he is on the telepromter and sticking to the speech prepared for him. Most of his many, many gaffes have come as he speaks with his faithful teleprompter.

Well folks, Obama has a new best buddy on the campaign trail : his faithful portable teleprompter (just to the right of the podium in this photo).

There are reports that Obama is even accompanied by his new best buddy when doing radio interviews.

Do we really want a President who will have to take his teleprompter along with him when he negotiates with foreign leaders?

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Character assassination from the enlightened Left

Barry Obama has portrayed himself as the candidate of change and hope, the new messiah of American politics who will bring a fresh approach to politics and government. This myth began to fall apart when he named Joe Biden, the ultimate D.C. insider, as his VP candidate. Since the nomination of Sarah Palin, it seems as if any remaining shreds of the myth are disappearing at a rapid pace.

Between Barry O., his various surrogates and the minions of mainstream media, one attack after another has been launched. The best way to demonstrate this is to simply provide a list of the attacks. This list is by no means complete but will be updated periodically.

Obama, Dems sharpen personal attacks on Palin
E-mails, conspiracy rumors plague Palin
Republican vice presidential nominee Palin changes colleges 6 times in 6 years
"knocked-up daughter of a pert and uncannily confident Alaskan mediocrity"
Desperate Democratic attacks on Palin very revealing
Democrats begin attacks on Palin
Palin-Bashing 'Us Weekly' Offers Free Issues to Stem Avalanche of Cancellations
NYT/LAT Disrespecting Mrs. Palin's Marriage?
Top Five Sexist Attacks on Palin
Abortion Advocate Gloria Steinem Attacks Sarah Palin: “Only Shares Chromosome” With Women
Surprise!! MSNBC Attacks Sarah Palin While She's Being Introduced!
Sarah Heath Palin, an Outsider Who Charms
CNN: Hey, won’t Palin be neglecting her Down’s syndrome baby?
Palin’s Trooper’Gate: Beating MSM distortions to the truth

Added 9/9/08
Sliming Palin
Banned Books

Added 9/11/2008
S.C. Dem chair: Palin primary qualification is she hasn't had an abortion
Pissed about Palin
Rep. Cohen Compares Obama to Jesus, Palin To Pontius Pilate (Video)

Added 9/12/2008
Ex-Clinton Aide: Media Tougher On Palin, Losing Credibility

Added 9/13/2008
Charlie Gibson's Gaffe
ABC News Edited Out Key Parts of Sarah Palin Interview
Obsession with Palin's Foreign Policy Experience Ignores Total Lack at Top of Dem Ticket 16 Years Ago
Gingrich Criticizes Media for Anti-Religion Elitism; Chastises ABC's Gibson
UPI Charges ABC With Biased 'Double Standard' in Palin Interview
On 20/20, Gibson More Aggressive on Taxes, Abortion and Guns
Gibson: Economy 'Sick,' Makes Palin Affirm Conservative Social Views
The latest Sarah Palin smear from the Left: teen molester

Added 9/14/2008
Obama Partisan Tampers with Palin Subpoena List
60% of Washington Post's Biden Tax Story Devoted to Palin
NYT Publishes 3,000-word Palin Hit Piece On Sunday's Front Page
Did ABC & Gibson Use Camera Trickery To Belittle Gov. Palin?

Added 9/15/2008
CNN Conjures Up Palin Travel 'Scandal' That Never Was
ChiTrib Debunks Media's 'McCain Will Die Soon' Anti-Palin Attack
Sunday Funnies: 'The Lying King' Exposes Media's Palin Attacks
NYT's Palin Panic: Four Hit Pieces On Alaska Gov in One Day
'Creepy': Rich Sees Palin Behind McCarthyite Plot
Palin – the Devil in disguise - Pravdas opinion of Palin
Commentary: The Sarah Palin smear-fest

Added 9/16/2008
Prof tells students: 'Undermine' Palin
Palin aide says Obama backers politicizing Alaska investigation

Added 9/17/2008
Sarah Palin’s private e-mail hacked, family photos raided; cesspool blog gloats; feds investigate

Added 9/22/2008
CBS ‘Early Show’ Focuses on Palin ‘Trooper-gate,’ Leaves Out Key Facts
Sandra Bernhard: Palin Would Be Gang-Raped By Blacks in Manhattan
Cartoon mocks Palin's faith
NBC jokes: Todd Palin has sex with daughters

Added 9/24/2008
Rolling Stone Throbs With Hate for Palin and The American People
Old Media Pushes False 'Rape Kit' Charge Against Gov. Palin

Added 9/25/2008
Florida Congressman: Palin 'Don't Care Too Much What They Do With Jews and Blacks'

Added 9/26/2008
Today's NY Times Palin Smear Piece... Based On COMPLETE LIE

Added 9/28/2008
AP's Palin Derangement Extends to Her Parents ('Rat Killers')

Added 9/28/2008
Is Sarah Palin's Lipliner A Tattoo?

Added 10/01/2008
VP debate moderator Ifill releasing pro-Obama book

Added 10/03/2008
Matthews: Palin Looked Into Camera Like a 'Dolt'
AP Shows Double Standard on Release of VP Candidates' Tax Returns

Added 10/07/2008
Black Congressmen Declare Racism In Palin’s Rhetoric

Added 10/14/2008
Wonder Woman vs Wonder Woman: Lynda Carter Claims Sarah Palin Is "Dictatorial"
Rosie O'Donnell: Sarah Palin = Harriet Miers 'with a Better Ass'
Joy Behar Blasts Sarah Palin's 'Family Values'

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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Stand By Sarah

Sarah Palin is the most refreshing face in national politics. A strong woman who has bucked the machine and gained prominent office and through it she has been Mom, Wife and partner. It is only inevitable the the liberal attack machine, including mainstream media, would be working overtime to discredit her.

The have questioned whether she is really the mother of her youngest, down syndrome child. She is.

They have attacked her and her 17 year old daughter because her daughter is pregnant out of wedlock. How many American families have faced this same problem?

They claim she is inexperienced and yet she is the only candidate to actually have any experience running an organization. [For the record, Obama, you don;t run your campaign, that is what you pay your campaign manager to do.]

They have released a 63 page document compiled in 2005 listing all of the so-called evils of Sarah Palin such as opposing abortion and strongly defending the inclusion of God in the Pledge of Allegiance. The document was compiled to use against her in 2005 during her run for the Governor's job in Alaska and was put together by a person now on staff with Obama. For the record - she won a very decisive victory.

With the inclusion of Sarah Palin many conservatives, including me, finally have a reason to vote FOR McCain and not just against Obama. But the pressure from the mainstream media and the leftist attack machine is building and one has to wonder if the Republicans will buckle and dump Sarah or will they show some backbone and stand by this strong American woman?

Who's funding Franken's Campaign?

Al Franken is running for US Senator for the state of Minnesota. You might think that the bulk of the larger donations (those over $200) would come from sources within Minnesota. You would be wrong.

According to Political Base, so far the majority of these larger contributions have come from out of state sources. [READ MORE].

The Top 5 states are :

California $553,896
Minnesota $387,572
New York $317,401
Illinois $124,144
Washington $76,050

The Top 5 Cities are :

New York $350,901
Los Angeles $347,446
Minneapolis $345,922
SF Bay Area $192,700
Chicago $122,144

Makes you kinda wonder Minnesota - who will Franken actually represent, us or his buddies in California and New York?