Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
"Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Barack Obama (Ill.) announced yesterday that they will support a symbolic vote to cut off funding for combat troops in Iraq within a year, an important shift for both Democratic presidential candidates as the war debate on Capitol Hill intensifies."
Clinton, Obama to Back Vote to Cut Off Funding for Troops in IraqWashington Post May 16, 2007; Page A04
Sunday, October 19, 2008
The Washington Posts explains in Mirror, Mirror on the Wall - Who's the Most Liberal of Them All?
Lawmakers are given a score from 0 to 100. Zero marks a member of Congress in absolute opposition to the most liberal or conservative member of their affiliated party. One hundred percent says that member is in lockstepThe National Journal scored
Senator Barrack Obama 95%
Senator John McCain 56.7%
Plus a liberal media (news and newspaper), Hollywood, and schools.
We will loose the Check & Balance system
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Michelle Obama's Senior Thesis Quote
Where is Barrack Obama's Senior Thesis
Why won't he release this paper to the public?
Obama's Missing Thesis from MSNBC
Michelle & Barrack Obama's Thesisgate
Monday, October 13, 2008
"The point I was making was not that my grandmother harbors any racial animosity -- she doesn't," he said. "But she is a typical white person who, you know, if she sees somebody on the street that she doesn't know, there is a reaction. That has been bred into our experiences that don't go away and that sometimes come out in the wrong way."
Listen to it:
You are the instruments that God is gonna use to bring about universal change, and that is why Barack has captured the youth. And he has involved young people in a political process that they didn’t care anything about. That’s a sign. When the Messiah speaks, the youth will hear, and the Messiah is absolutely speaking.
"The day that Sen Obama decided to cast a vote to not fund my son when he was serving sent a cold chill through my body," she said. "I would suggest that Sen Obama change shoes with me for just one day and see what it means… to have a loved one serving in the armed forces and more importantly, serving in harm's way."
Cindy McCain Oct 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
April 12,2008 in San Francisco, CA
Barack Obama's 'guns and religion' blunder gives Hillary Clinton a chance from NYT
Hamas' Chief Political Adviser
WND and The John Batchelor Show
April 14th, 2007
See Hamas terrorists make 2008 U.S. presidential pick
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Asked whether he would move U.S. troops out of Iraq to better fight terrorism elsewhere, he brought up Afghanistan and said, "We've got to get the job done there and that requires us to have enough troops so that we're not just air-raiding villages and killing civilians, which is causing enormous pressure over there."
Watch and listen to on youtube: Obama: Let's stop "air-raiding villages & killing civilians"
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Obama's 'My Muslim Faith' Gaffe Fuels New Round of Rumor-Busting from Fox News
In an interview Sunday with ABC's "This Week" host George Stephanopoulos, Obama tried to suggest that FOX News and others "closely allied" to Republicans are promulgating the notion that the Illinois senator is Muslim.
Asked about whether McCain himself has done anything to suggest he's Muslim, Obama said, "Let's not play games. What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith. And you're absolutely right that that has not come..."
"Christian faith," Stephanopoulos interrupted, correcting Obama.
"... my Christian faith. Well, what I'm saying is that he hasn't suggested that I'm a Muslim. And I think that his campaign's upper echelons have not, either. What I think is fair to say is that, coming out of the Republican camp, there have been efforts to suggest that perhaps I'm not who I say I am when it comes to my faith, something which I find deeply offensive, and that has been going on for a pretty long time," Obama said.
Obama 57 State Slip
Friday, September 5, 2008
Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden received five student draft deferments during the Vietnam War, the same number of deferments received by Vice President Dick Cheney, and later was disqualified from service because of asthma as a teenager.
Officials with Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s campaign released Biden’s Selective Service records at the request of The Associated Press. Less detailed records were available from a National Archives facility in Philadelphia.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
"Barack Obama will be a commander-in-chief who understands that young Americans in uniform must never be committed to a mistake, but always for a mission worthy of their bravery."Tedd Kennedy at the DNC on Aug 25, 2008
This type of rheotric portrays me as a soldier as a foolish follower and sucker.
Sunday, August 17, 2008
* He voted against banning partial birth abortion.
* He voted no on notifying parents of minors who get out-of-state abortions.
* Supports affirmative action in Colleges and Government.
* In 2001 he questioned harsh penalties for drug dealing.
* Says he will deal with street level drug dealing as minimum wage affair.
* Admitted marijuana and cocaine use in high school and in college.
* His religious convictions are very murky.
* He is willing to meet with Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez, Kim Jung Il and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
* Has said that one of his first goals after being elected would be to have a conference with all Muslim nations.
* Opposed the Patriot Act.
* First bill he signed that was passed was campaign finance reform.
* Voted No on prohibiting law suits against gun manufacturers.
* Supports universal health-care.
* Voted yes on providing habeas corpus for Guantanamo detainees.
* Supports granting driver's licenses to illegal immigrants.
* Supports extending welfare to illegal immigrants.
* Voted yes on comprehensive immigration reform.
* Voted yes on allowing illegal aliens to participate in Social Security.
* Wants to make the minimum wage a "living wage".
* Voted with Democratic Party 96 percent of 251 votes.
* Is a big believer in the separation of church and state.
* Opposed to any efforts to Privatize Social Security and instead supports increasing the amount of tax paid.
* He voted No on repealing the Alternative Minimum Tax
* He voted No on repealing the "Death" Tax
* He wants to raise the Capital Gains Tax.
* Has repeatedly said the surge in Iraq has not succeeded.
* He is ranked as the most liberal Senator in the Senate today and that takes some doing.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
The War Between the Wars: Who says we can only face our enemies in one place at a time?
By Christopher Hitchens
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Sept 2008: Withdraw troops immediately
May 2008: Withdraw troops within 16 months of becoming president
July 2008: "Refine position after Iraq trip
Minutes later same day back to 16 month timeline
Friday, July 11, 2008
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
I have been saying this for years. We need another national challenge like JFK gave us with the space race. It is time for the education and private sectors to start doing their part and give the soldiers a break.
See Cain's $300M lure for new, 'green' car battery sparks buzz
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Vets for Freedom released the following web ad today asking why Senator Obama won’t make time to meet with combat vets from his own home state but will meet with the President of Iran with no preconditions.
Check it out here: http://www.vetsforfreedom.org
Hey, folks, Want to participate in tweaking the Drive-By Media? You are aware, probably, that Barack Obama lost his bearings recently and said that he was going to campaign in all 57 states. You heard this? And everybody chalked it up to, "Well, he's tired."
You know, this is a Dan Quayle moment. I mean, Dan Quayle goes out there and misspells "potato," and we still hear jokes about it. Barack Obama says he's gonna go out and campaign in 57 states, he was just tired, you know, it's been such a long campaign, he's been so many places, he probably thinks there are 57 states.
Well, I have here a printout from a website called the International Humanist and Ethical Union. And here is how the second paragraph of an article on that website begins. "Every year from 1999 to 2005 the organization
of the Islamic conference representing the 57 Islamic states presented a resolution to the United Nations commission on human rights called combating."
We're participating here in a tweak of the media. Obama said he's going to campaign in 57 states, and it turns out that there are 57 Islamic states. There are 57 Islamic states. "Every year from 1999 to 2005, the organization of the Islamic conference representing the 57 Islamic states," this is from the International Humanist and Ethical Union. And the title of the piece here is, "How the Islamic states dominate the UN human rights council," and there are 57 of them.
So did Obama just lose his bearings, or was this a more telling slip, ladies and gentlemen?
Thursday, May 29, 2008
The Magic Negro is a figure of postmodern folk culture, coined by snarky 20th century sociologists, to explain a cultural figure who emerged in the wake of Brown vs. Board of Education. "He has no past, he simply appears one day to help the white protagonist," reads the description on Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magical_Negro .
He's there to assuage white "guilt" (i.e., the minimal discomfort they feel) over the role of slavery and racial segregation in American history, while replacing stereotypes of a dangerous, highly sexualized black man with a benign figure for whom interracial sexual congress holds no interest.
Monday, May 26, 2008
Sunday, May 25, 2008
Morning Edition, July 12, 2007 · Army Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, commander of the 1st Armored Division, which is soon to deploy to Iraq, has two sons who are Army officers and have served in Iraq. Hertling says many in the military are recognizing, if not resenting, a growing imbalance of sacrifice in the war in Iraq.
"We feel like we are an Army at War not a Nation at War"
"It's very nice to for people to say they support the troops. But we sometimes we just don't see the action being backed up by the words.
Saturday, April 26, 2008
"[i]t is possible that Black individuals either chose to or felt pressure to come together with other Blacks on campus because of the belief that Blacks must join in solidarity to combat a White oppressor."From 2/29/2008 Media Matters
Michelle Obama (LaVaughn Robinson at the time) went to Princeton majored in sociology and received a certificate in African-American Studies. Her Senior Thesis was titled Princeton Educated Blacks and the Black Community (96 pages, 1985, Sociology Department, Located at Mudd Library). She examined how the attitudes of black alumni have changed over the course of their time at the University. "Will they become more or less motivated to benefit the Black community?"
See Michelle Obama thesis was on racial divide to download her complete thesis
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Tuesday, February 5, 2008
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Friday, February 1, 2008
2/2/2007 ABC: Female Bombers Strike Markets in Baghdad: 2 Mentally Retarded Female Bombers Strike Pet Markets in Baghdad, Killing at Least
This is not the first time they used mentally handicapped suicide bombers. Just dug this up from my journal while I was over there.
3BCT S2 Repors:
WHO: 91EN (10TH MTN)
WHAT: SUICIDE BOMBER: POLLING SITE #37003
WHERE: 38SMB 37930 88460 (Near Salam "Ancient Round City of Baghdad" Area)
SUMMARY: 91EN REPORTS THAT SUICIDE BOMBER DETONATED OUTSIDE THE AL ISKAND CHILDRENS HOSPITAL. THE PATROL IS ON SCENE AT THIS TIME. ONLY CASUALTY REPORTED IS SUSPECTED BOMBER (KIA) NEAREST POLLING SITE #37003 WHICH IS 500 METERS AWAY. REPOSITIONING SHADOW AT THIS TIME.
UPDATE: 1025 UAV ON STATION 1030: 1X LN KIA, 3X LN WIA. THE SUICIDE BOMBER APPEARS TO BE ORIENTAL. THE LN ARE WALKING PAST AND SPITTING ON THE BODY OF SUICIDE BOMBER.VOTING CONTUNIES.
DEVELOPMENTS: WITNESSES CONFIRM THAT SUICIDE BOMBER WAS A CHILD IN A WHEEL CHAIR AND APPEARED TO HAVE DOWN'S SYNDROME. MUS'AB AL-ZARQAWI CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ELECTION RELATED ATTACKS.
Let me translate and give you the background so you can understand the entirety. At 1016A AM on 30th January, the day of Iraq’s first free elections, the 91st Engineers from 10th Mountain Division report that one of Mus’ab al-Zarqawi’s “lions” of his terror group called Monotheism in the Martyrs Brigade affiliated with al-Qa'ida of Jihad Organization in the Land of the Two Rivers (the Tigris and Euphrates, yes Al Qaida operates in Iraq there is a connection) conducted martyrdom operations (suicide bombing) to attempt to intimidate and prevent Iraqis from voting which resulted in 1xKIA (Killed In Action) and 3xLN WIA (Local Nationals Wounded In Action).
The closest the suicide bomber could get to his target, a neighborhood polling site in Baghdad and Iraqi civilian voters in line, was 500 meter away next to a the Al Iskand Children’s Hospital (which means Kudos to the American and Iraqi Security Forces). The terrorist group failed it’s objective to influence the will of the people and politics through violent and destructive means because not only did voting continue the rest of the day at that particular polling site and across Iraqi, but also the people were observed UAV (unmanned Aerial Vehicle), walking by the only dead body, the Suicide bomber himself (for once a real “suicide” bomber rather than the normal homicide bomber which slaughter other innocent civilians) and spitting on his corpse on their way to place their vote.
Developments would later report, that the body appeared to be of Asian decent (non-Iraqi race, shows you that it is foreigners causing the trouble in Iraq), was a kid not an adult, was in a wheel chair and as witnesses described appeared to had Down’s Syndrome.
I really pity this handicapped kid, whether he could mentally understand what he is was doing or not, had no hope or no idea what did. A Down’s syndrome and Handicapped Kamikaze Wheelchair Suicide Child Bomber it doesn’t get any more desperate than this. This shows you they don't have all these recurited jihadist willing to blow themselves up for all that martrydom with all those virgins that they claim.
Here is the media's coverage of it, which didn't make any noise.
1/31/2005 MSNBC: Iraq Police Say Attacker Seemed to have Down Syndrome
Grades the candidates eCampaign with the following subjects: video, blogging, social networks, and RSS.
Obama, like Oprah, is a "bargainer" - "a black that comes into mainstream and says to white people, " I will give you the benefit of the doubt, I will presume you are not racists until you indicate otherwise, if you don't hold your my race against me... He plays on the white guilt because whites don't won't...The biggest Achilles heel is they can't tell you who they really are, they want to be a blank projection screen for whites to put up their own self image on. Versus an 'individual' like Bill Cosby who reveals what they truly believe and stand for then becomes exiled. "Bargainers" are opposites to 'challengers' like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, we will presume you are racists until you prove others, black power equals keeping whites on the hook."
Monday, January 21, 2008
Bravo, Barack Obama! American flag pins are for idiots an editoral by Bill Maher is the host of HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." that explains the lefts rationale for this patriotic symbol boycott and attack.
This is where the blind/empty patriotism rehrotic comes from.
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
In a democracy, the president works for us, as an American citizen, I believe I have every right to get an explanation on Obama's affilation to Islam.
Everybody has read or heard about that email was circulating around a couple months ago claiming Barack is a "radical Muslim." Snopes, an urban myth fact checker, did a could job debunking some of the rumors spread about Barack's affiliation to "radical Islam" but it also lays out some very intersting facts about the Obama family tree's connection to Islam for example :
*His father, Barack Hussein Obama, was rasied Muslim in Kenya
*Obama's older 1/2 brother, Malik Obama, still lives in Kenyan and is a Muslim
*When he was two, his mother remarried another Muslim named Lolo Soetoro.
*He then lived in Indonesia for 5 years. Although he did not attend a "Madrass" he did attend schools that were primarily Muslim, many American's don't realize that Indonesia is the world largest Muslim country-home to some of the most extreme Islamic Radicalist Terrorist today.
Why do I have to dig this up myself? Why hasn't Barak come out with this to set the record straight? Is he trying to deceive us?
Barack Obama and Israel A blogger compiles a list showing a consistent pattern of Barack Obama's career consistently aligning himself with people who are anti-Israel advocates.
Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s Minister’s Close Ties To Louis Farrakhan Barack Obama’s minister, Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright of the Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago honored Louis Frarakhan, one of the most anti-american, anti-semantic, racist, and homophobic citizens our country has, and a lifetime achievement award.
“Online Politics 101: The Tools and Tactics of Online Political Advocacy” gathers the e.politics how-to articles into one conveniently packaged (and free) publication. Each chapter contains a link to the live version on epolitics.com with updates and related materials. Makes a great party favor!
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Source: ePolitics.com: a website that is "dissecting the craft of online politics, advocacy and political marketing"
Internet activism (also known as electronic advocacy, cyberactivism, and online organizing) is the use of communication technologies such as e-mail, web sites, and podcasts for various forms of activism to enable faster communications by citizen movements and deliver a message to a large audience. These Internet technologies are used for cause-related fundraising, lobbying, volunteering, community building, and organizing.
Monday, January 14, 2008
"One last quick question, and this is just kind of a lighter note, you don't have an American flag pin on, is this a fashion statement? Those have been on politicians since September 12, 2001?" -local Iowa TV station KCRG"
"You know, the truth is that right after 9/11 I had a pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we're talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for I think true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won't wear that pin on my chest, instead I'm gonna try to tell the American people what I believe what will make this country great and hopefully that will be a testimony to my patriotism."
For more information see: ABC News: Barack Obama Drops U.S. Flag Pin
See also Bill Mahr's Blind Patriotism Arguement that gives his commentary on the incident
Sunday, January 13, 2008
From their site: http://www.familiesunitedmission.com/
Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization. We are a grassroots coalition of Gold Star and Blue Star families including some with loved ones in harm's way, Veterans, and Americans who share a deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform and support them in their efforts to make America safer by allowing them to complete their mission.
Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission provides a means for our Gold Star Families, who have lost loved ones in the defense of our nation, to find solace in each other’s company, and know that many others share their love, admiration and support for our armed forces. We want all the friends and families of our troops to know that we share their vision of finishing the incredibly vital task at hand and look forward to welcoming them home when the inevitable victory is achieved.
Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission has four basic principles. They are:
- The United States was attacked. On September 11, 2001, our nation was victim to an unprovoked attack by al-Qaeda terrorists. This horrific assault was the capstone of a series of al-Qaeda terrorist attacks on our country: the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Towers, the 1998 bombing of our U.S. Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, and the 2000 bombing of the USS Cole. Our President and government leaders were right to defend our nation by aggressively pursuing the terrorists who took refuge in Afghanistan and Iraq.
- Our troops want to finish the job. Our all-volunteer Armed Services are comprised of brave men and women who believe in their mission, trust in their leadership, and strongly want to finish the job in Afghanistan and Iraq before leaving - and that means leaving behind self-governing democracies that can defend themselves.
- Democracy abroad is necessary for our security at home. Democracy can and will work in the Middle East. Iraqis and Afghans want to govern themselves and their twin successes will serve as the keystone for a more democratic, more peaceful world.
- We will not be safe until the terrorists are defeated. If we do not finish the job in Afghanistan and Iraq, terrorists will be strengthened and will eventually bring the fight to us here in the United States.
3. Promote our service members' good work. Actively work to get the good news out by participating in media interviews and writing guest opinions; joining others at events to highlight the accomplishments of our soldiers; and sponsoring advertisements to ensure that the public knows everything our military is doing to defend us and to help people abroad.
Although anyone can join Families United who believes in our four principles, our organization expressly seeks to recruit War on Terror veterans, Blue Star and Gold Star families, all Armed Service veterans and Veteran Service Organizations, and community leaders and organizations.
On January 30th, 2005 Iraq held their first election. Of the 14 million eligible voters, 8,550,571 Iraqis voted - a 58 % voter turn out. (a higher voter turnout than then United States has)
To read more about that historical date see wikipedia's entry on Iraqi legislative election, January 2005
This slideshow is dedicated to the Gold Star Families in Michigan
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Here are a few to give a try:
Friday, January 4, 2008
And I thought the movie "Flags of our Fathers" de-glorified American patriotism of that cultural moment.
Look closely to see if you get it.
via digg story source http://www.scaryideas.com/print/5232/
Reminds me of when I was in Iraq, Jan 2005, during the first free elections. As an Infantry officer I was organizing elections. Where were they? One car bomb in 2004 and they scrambled out of there like cowards.
Thursday, January 3, 2008
MSN - Your Vote '08
Yahoo - Election '08 Dashboard
Google - U.S. Elecetion '08 Section
Fox News - You Decide '08
CNN - Election Center '08
Digg the Candidates
Face the Candidates from Youtube
Wikipedia Entry to read: United States presidential election, 2008
And don't forget you can search for each candidates official campaign site.
Primary & Caucus Dates:
January 3 Iowa
January 5 Wyoming
January 8 New Hampshire
January 15 Michigan
January 19 Nevada, South Carolina
January 29 Florida
February 1 Maine
February 5 Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado , Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Utah
(Super Tuesday when half of the populations of the US has held their primaries)
February 12 District of Columbia, Maryland, Virginia
February 19 Hawaii, Washington, Wisconsin
March 4 Ohio, Rhode Island, Texas, Vermont
March 11 Mississippi
April 22 Pennsylvania
May 6 Indiana, North Carolina
May 13 Nebraska, West Virginia
May 20 Kentucky, Oregon
June 3 Montana, South Dakota
September 26 - First Presidential Debate at the University of Mississippi on domestic policy.
October 2 - Vice Presidential Debate at Washington University will be on domestic and foreign policy.
October 7 - Second Presidential Debate at Belmont University will be in a town meeting format and include any issues raised by members of that audience.
October 15 - Third Presidential Debate at Hofstra University on foreign policy.
I stumbled upon TheReligionofPeace.com. It is a site that counts and tracks the latest terrorist attacks.
IraqBodyCount.net keeps a running count of how many Iraqi civilians have been murdered by terrorist and accidentally killed by U.S. Forces.
I have also added one of their widgets in my sidebar.
*The officer workers that choose to jump instead of burn.
*The first responders that were trapped alive under the rumble
*The wives of the police officers wondering if her husband is ok.
*The fire fighters morning the lost of the friends.
*The rescue workers that refusing to give up.
It's amazing that only 2,974 innocent civilians were murdered that day and we can thank those first responders.
I recommend soldiers watch before shipping off to war. I recommend military family members watch while their loved ones are off at war. I recommend voters watch before heading to the polls. Look it's not the best film, it's not fun to watch, and everyone knows the story. We don't want to think about that day, but we should.
Our soldiers are doing their job over seas but on the homefront we need more big name directors like Stone and actors Cage to tell their stories and help Americans remember and stay united as we continue to fight our enemies. Why aren't there more movies like this?
"You kept me alive"