Monday, March 31, 2008

the obama files

I found this interesting. You know with BO mania that has seemed to have swept the airwaves, there are many things that the MSM has overlooked or not even bothered to check into about BO. Enough with the Wright fiasco, that has raised enough interest, but of course, the left and for that matter, the MSM has poo-poo'd it off saying that "guilt by association" shouldn't matter. But my question is.

We now have 2 candidates, both democrats, who have shown no qualm about lying about their life. I'm sorry, but character does matter. If politicians are willing to like to those close to them, they are willing to lie to American People with no reservations, except if they get caught. And they will lie to get elected, both Hillary and BO have shown that. People say, "BO hasn't lied about anything." Au contraire, mon dieu. For him to claim that he has been attending the same church for 20 years and to claim that he has never heard Jeremiah Wright utter any of the racist statements he has, is just that. A lie. Below is some of the other "embellishments" that BO has been found out about.

3/25/2008

Just Embellished Words: Senator Obama’s Record of Exaggerations & Misstatements

Once again, the Obama campaign is getting caught saying one thing while doing another. They are personally attacking Hillary even though Sen. Obama has been found mispeaking and embellishing facts about himself more than ten times in recent months. Senator Obama’s campaign is based on words –not a record of deeds – and if those words aren’t backed up by facts, there’s not much else left.

"Senator Obama has called himself a constitutional professor, claimed credit for passing legislation that never left committee, and apparently inflated his role as a community organizer among other issues. When it comes to his record, just words won't do. Senator Obama will have to use facts as well," Clinton spokesman Phil Singer said.

Sen. Obama consistently and falsely claims that he was a law professor. The Sun-Times reported that, "Several direct-mail pieces issued for Obama's primary [Senate] campaign said he was a law professor at the University of Chicago. He is not. He is a senior lecturer (now on leave) at the school. In academia, there is a vast difference between the two titles. Details matter." In academia, there's a significant difference: professors have tenure while lecturers do not. [Hotline Blog, 4/9/07; Chicago Sun-Times, 8/8/04]

Obama claimed credit for nuclear leak legislation that never passed. "Obama scolded Exelon and federal regulators for inaction and introduced a bill to require all plant owners to notify state and local authorities immediately of even small leaks. He has boasted of it on the campaign trail, telling a crowd in Iowa in December that it was 'the only nuclear legislation that I’ve passed.' 'I just did that last year,' he said, to murmurs of approval.

A close look at the path his legislation took tells a very different story. While he initially fought to advance his bill, even holding up a presidential nomination to try to force a hearing on it, Mr. Obama eventually rewrote it to reflect changes sought by Senate Republicans, Exelon and nuclear regulators. The new bill removed language mandating prompt reporting and simply offered guidance to regulators, whom it charged with addressing the issue of unreported leaks. Those revisions propelled the bill through a crucial committee. But, contrary to Mr. Obama’s comments in Iowa, it ultimately died amid parliamentary wrangling in the full Senate." [New York Times, 2/2/08]

Obama misspoke about his being conceived because of Selma. "Mr. Obama relayed a story of how his Kenyan father and his Kansan mother fell in love because of the tumult of Selma, but he was born in 1961, four years before the confrontation at Selma took place. When asked later, Mr. Obama clarified himself, saying: 'I meant the whole civil rights movement.'" [New York Times, 3/5/07]

LA Times: Fellow organizers say Sen. Obama took too much credit for his community organizing efforts. "As the 24-year-old mentor to public housing residents, Obama says he initiated and led efforts that thrust Altgeld's asbestos problem into the headlines, pushing city officials to call hearings and a reluctant housing authority to start a cleanup.

But others tell the story much differently. They say Obama did not play the singular role in the asbestos episode that he portrays in the best-selling memoir 'Dreams From My Father: A Story of Race and Inheritance.' Credit for pushing officials to deal with the cancer-causing substance, according to interviews and news accounts from that period, also goes to a well-known preexisting group at Altgeld Gardens and to a local newspaper called the Chicago Reporter. Obama does not mention either one in his book." [Los Angeles Times, 2/19/07]

Chicago Tribune: Obama's assertion that nobody had indications Rezko was engaging in wrongdoing 'strains credulity.' "…Obama has been too self-exculpatory. His assertion in network TV interviews last week that nobody had indications Rezko was engaging in wrongdoing strains credulity: Tribune stories linked Rezko to questionable fundraising for Gov. Rod Blagojevich in 2004 -- more than a year before the adjacent home and property purchases by the Obamas and the Rezkos." [Chicago Tribune editorial, 1/27/08]

Obama was forced to revise his assertion that lobbyists 'won't work in my White House.' "White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) was forced to revise a critical stump line of his on Saturday -- a flat declaration that lobbyists 'won't work in my White House' after it turned out his own written plan says they could, with some restrictions… After being challenged on the accuracy of what he has been saying -- in contrast to his written pledge -- at a news conference Saturday in Waterloo, Obama immediately softened what had been his hard line in his next stump speech." [Chicago Sun-Times, 12/16/07]

FactCheck.org: 'Selective, embellished and out-of-context quotes from newspapers pump up Obama's health plan.' "Obama's ad touting his health care plan quotes phrases from newspaper articles and an editorial, but makes them sound more laudatory and authoritative than they actually are. It attributes to The Washington Post a line saying Obama's plan would save families about $2,500. But the Post was citing the estimate of the Obama campaign and didn't analyze the purported savings independently. It claims that "experts" say Obama's plan is "the best."

"Experts" turn out to be editorial writers at the Iowa City Press-Citizen – who, for all their talents, aren't actual experts in the field. It quotes yet another newspaper saying Obama's plan "guarantees coverage for all Americans," neglecting to mention that, as the article makes clear, it's only Clinton's and Edwards' plans that would require coverage for everyone, while Obama's would allow individuals to buy in if they wanted to.” [FactCheck.org, 1/3/08]

Sen. Obama said 'I passed a law that put Illinois on a path to universal coverage,' but Obama health care legislation merely set up a task force. "As a state senator, I brought Republicans and Democrats together to pass legislation insuring 20,000 more children. And 65,000 more adults received health care…And I passed a law that put Illinois on a path to universal coverage." The State Journal-Register reported in 2004 that "The [Illinois State] Senate squeaked out a controversial bill along party lines Wednesday to create a task force to study health-care reform in Illinois. […]

In its original form, the bill required the state to offer universal health care by 2007. That put a 'cloud' over the legislation, said Sen. Dale Righter, R-Mattoon. Under the latest version, the 29-member task force would hold at least five public hearings next year." [Obama Health Care speech, 5/29/07; State Journal-Register, 5/20/04]

ABC News: 'Obama…seemed to exaggerate the legislative progress he made' on ethics reform. "ABC News' Teddy Davis Reports: During Monday's Democratic presidential debate, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., seemed to exaggerate the legislative progress he has made on disclosure of "bundlers," those individuals who aggregate their influence with the candidate they support by collecting $2,300 checks from a wide network of wealthy friends and associates.

When former Alaska Sen. Mike Gravel alleged that Obama had 134 bundlers, Obama responded by telling Gravel that the reason he knows how many bundlers he has raising money for him is "because I helped push through a law this past session to disclose that." Earlier this year, Obama sponsored an amendment [sic] in the Senate requiring lobbyists to disclose the candidates for whom they bundle. Obama's amendment would not, however, require candidates to release the names of their bundlers.

What's more, although Obama's amendment was agreed to in the Senate by unanimous consent, the measure never became law as Obama seemed to suggest. Gravel and the rest of the public know how many bundlers Obama has not because of a 'law' that the Illinois Democrat has 'pushed through' but because Obama voluntarily discloses that information." [ABC News, 7/23/07]

Obama drastically overstated Kansas tornado deaths during campaign appearance. "When Sen. Barack Obama exaggerated the death toll of the tornado in Greensburg, Kan, during his visit to Richmond yesterday, The Associated Press headline rapidly evolved from 'Obama visits former Confederate capital for fundraiser’ to ‘Obama rips Bush on Iraq war at Richmond fundraiser' to 'Weary Obama criticizes Bush on Iraq, drastically overstates Kansas tornado death toll' to 'Obama drastically overstates Kansas tornado deaths during campaign appearance.' Drudge made it a banner, ensuring no reporter would miss it." [politico.com, 5/9/07]

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Trish Wyllie

A good friend of mine, Trish Wyllie, passed away this morning at her house in Ahwatukee. No details are known at this time. Please say a prayer for her 2 kids and her family.

Trish and I had known each other for almost 2 years and she was good friends with my good friend Son and her husband Dan. I don't know what to say at this point, perhaps I am in shock, but I am deeply saddened and shocked by this news. She was a very intelligent person and funny too, so this is very unexpected. She will be greatly missed. I will post more as it becomes available.

Friday, March 28, 2008

New footage of Hillary's Bosnia trip

New video has surfaced showing just how brave Hillary was during her Bosnia trip in '96. I wonder why none of the MSM has shown this.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

talk about an idiot

Want the definition of an idiot? here is one. A guy trying to created holes for installing cables to his satellite dish with a gun. So he shoots through the walls and hits his wife, killing her.
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The Truth? The truth is, I'm a Liar

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Good article from Dick Morris

As if we didn't have enough Barbara Streisand (BS) flying around this election season, most of it from the democrats, with BO and his preacher issues and now, HRC, her thighness, claiming that she has more experience than BO to run the white house.

So, Dick Morris, who was once the guru for the Clintons, has been writing about the election. If anyone knows the Clinton's, it's Morris. He writes in the article below the BS that HRC is trying to lay down as "experience" for her run for the white house. What utter Rubbish. As an internet posting that has been making the rounds put's it;

Quarterback for the Packers...??

In a news conference Deanna Favre announced she will be the starting QB for the Packers this coming Sunday. Deanna asserts that she is qualified to be starting QB because she has spent the past 16 years married to Brett while he played QB for the Packers. During thisperiod of time she became familiar with the definition of a cornerblitz, and is now completely comfortable with other terminology of the Packers offense. A survey of Packers fans shows that 50% of those polled supported the move.

Does this sound idiotic and unbelievable to you? Well, Hillary Clinton makes the same claims as to why she is qualified to be President and 50% of democrats polled agreed. She has never run a City, County, or State. When told Hillary Clinton has experience because she has 8 years in the White House, Dick Morris (former Clinton adviser) stated "so has the pastry chef".


So, as Mr Morris outlines in this piece below, Her Thighess' claim to have "experience" is phony, just like her and her husband.


HILLARY'S IRISH PEACE FANTASY
By DICK MORRIS & EILEEN MCGANN

Published on FOXNews.com on March 21, 2008.

"I was deeply involved in the Irish peace process"Those words were uttered by Hillary Clinton — with a straight face!

Ever since she began her campaign for the presidency, Hillary and Bill Clinton have both boldly — and falsely — claimed that she played an important role in the Irish peace process. Suddenly rewriting history, they’ve claimed that her success in bringing peace to Ireland is all part of the vast experience that makes her qualified for the White House.

It’s funny that they both forgot to mention her magical diplomatic skills in their respective memoirs.

But now her recently released White House schedules show that Hillary’s assertions are one big fantasy. Hillary’s role in all of the Irish visits were no different than any other first ladies, the ones who didn’t think that accompanying the president to a foreign country was a major diplomatic coup.

The daily schedules show that Hillary visited Ireland on numerous occasions with the President. For the most part, her role was to stand next to him, shake hands, and occasionally introduce him before he gave a speech. Sometimes, she met with women’s and children’s groups.For example, on a trip to Ireland in late November and early December in 1995, she attended the speech given by the president in Derry, Northern Ireland. Her role: to shake hands after the speech. Later that day, the first couple traveled to Belfast, where they lit the Christmas tree outside of City Hall. After the Lord Mayor announced the winners of the annual "letter writing and poster contest," Hillary read excerpts from the children’s letters.

When the Clintons flew to Dublin the next day, Mrs. Clinton toured the National Gallery, where she signed the guest book. In the afternoon, she did give a 25 minute speech to about 350 women from all over Ireland. This meeting seems to be at the heart of her exaggerated contentions that she helped the peace process by bringing both sides together.

But published reports indicate that the women advocating peace in Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic were well known to each other long before the meeting. And a 25 minute speech outside of government channels was hardly the cause of the end of a bitterness that began almost a hundred years ago. Immediately afterwards, she introduced the president to a crowd of 30,000 people at Trinity College, where he spoke to the Irish people.

In 1997, she participated in a roundtable discussion with students in Northern Ireland and met with representatives of various Youth Councils.

In September 1998, she accompanied the president when he made a speech to the people of Northern Ireland. Noble Peace Price Laureate David Trimbell was present. He recently had this to say about Hillary’s role in the peace process:“Hillary Clinton had no direct role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland and is a "wee bit silly" for exaggerating the part she played.”He continued:"I don’t know there was much she did apart from accompanying Bill [Clinton] going around," Her recent statements about being deeply involved were merely "the sort of thing people put in their canvassing leaflets" during elections. "She visited when things were happening, saw what was going on, she can certainly say it was part of her experience. I don’t want to rain on the thing for her but being a cheerleader for something is slightly different from being a principal player.”

When the President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, visited the White House, Hillary was not invited to her Oval Office meeting with the president. Instead, she hosted an informal coffee for Mr. Robinson.

How could they discuss important peace matters without Hillary?

On another trip, in October 1999, when she was already a Senate candidate, Hillary gave a Millenium Speech in Galway.In January 1999, she did a "drop-by" for 15 minutes to say hello to women from Northern Ireland. Later, in June, she did another 15 minute "drop-by" to see the Children’s Friendship Project of Northern Ireland.

After she was elected to the Senate, in December 2000, she attended a reception in Dublin for prominent Irish women, visited the Guinness Store, and the Belfast Opera. She made some short remarks at the Opera.

On October 24, 1997, Hillary received a briefing on Ireland from a group that included George Mitchell, Larry Butler of the NSC, and Randy Bell, from the Ireland Office of the State Department and members of her staff that was held immediately before meeting with Mary Robinson, then UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. A week later, she went to Ireland for a dinner at Dublin Castle for 22 people, and a roundtable discussion with 10 students.

Does that sound like the schedule of a woman who was instrumental in the Irish peace process?By the way, even with her limited schedule that did not involve the president, Hillary routinely took five or six of her own staff people on the Irish trips.But her claim to any role in the Irish peace process is pure fantasy.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

If you keep getting deeper, quit digging the hole

With all the controversy surrounding Barack Obama's former pastor, Jeremiah Wright, it seems that once again that race has been brought up as an issue once again. While I harbor no ill feelings personally against Mr. Obama, other than the fact he is a hard left marxist-lite, typical of the modern left nowadays, I do have a problem with the fact that once again race somehow is now at the fore of the discussion.

And that's my problem.

I have never thought of Obama as a black man first, no, to me it was about the fact that he was this relatively new congressman that seems to have started running for the presidency since he was elected to congress. To me, Obama is a congressman that happens to be black. Obama has been running for president since he got into congress. Checking his congressional record, one finds no real substantive or meaningful legislation that Obama has endorsed or been the author of. Instead you find a history of voting "present" meaning he's there, but has not voted for or against whatever pending legislation brought up for a vote.

That aside, to me, Barack Obama is yet another democrat that should he get into office, will raise taxes, increase the power of the nanny state, make a mess of our foreign policy and reduce, if not eliminate, any gains we have made in the war on terror by thinking that talking to our enemies, real or perceived, will somehow bring us "peace in our time".

I am sick of the talk of race. I am just tired of every time a black man or woman is running or elected to office, that the race issue has to come out. I am one to believe, that most Americans and people in general, are not racists. Why? simply because people are too busy living their own lives to pay attention to whether someone is black, brown, yellow, etc.

And the problem to me is, it isn't the white race that is bringing this up so much, since most liberal, left leaning whites tend to continue to carry the stigma of guilt for slavery, but rather the black extremists that want to keep the issue of race at the fore of the publics attention. Rather like a wronged wife would want to keep bringing up the indiscretions of a a cheating husband long after the offense was committed. The issue in doubt has been resolved or should have been long ago, yet to perpetuate guilt and shame, it is brought up over and over again, forever trapping the offender in their shame and impelling them to constantly try and make up for their sin.

Sure, there is still racism. It has existed since man first appeared on the earth and will continue to exist till the end of time. But I am not guilty of capturing, transporting, chaining or abusing black folk by virtue of being a "white" person. Anyone alive today is not responsible for the sin of slavery. I, and most other people, are not in league with others to try and oppress blacks, hispanics, orientals or whomever, in order to succeed. I don't have time for that. I am too busy trying to live my life the best I can. And it gets really old whenever there is a trial for a black person and the first thing that is claimed, is that somehow race is what is on trial, not their character or their crime, but the fact that they are black. Please, give me a break.

It was revealed today that Obama was asked about Don Imus' comments about the Rutgers basketball team, here's what he said to David Gregory on MSNBC;

OBAMA: I don't think MSNBC should be carrying the kinds of hateful remarks that Imus uttered the other day, and he has a track record of making those kinds of remarks. Look, I've got two daughters who are African-American, gorgeous, tall, and I hope at some point are interested enough in sports that they get athletic scholarships.

GREGORY: So he should be off the air, off MSNBC, and off CBS, off the air completely in your judgment?

OBAMA: Ultimately, you guys are going to have to make that view. He would not be working for me.
Do I myself think Obama is a racist? no. But I think he's not being honest here. Why is Imus's comments about the woman's basketball team 'hateful' yet, his own pastor's stated views are in fact more poisonous? Could it possibly be that Imus is white? Why is it easier for BO to pass off his pastors' (or former pastor) words as part of "the black experience" while condemning Imus for a slang term that many in the black community themselves use to describe women?

I think Obama has been guilty of duplicitous and opportunistic practices in trying to play both sides of the fence.

If I, as a catholic, went to mass and heard my priest preaching some of the things that Wright has said, I would get up and leave and never go back. I don't care about what happened 130 years ago, quit playing the victim. We have since moved on as far as civil rights and while we could do better, we are doing much better. Whereas the KKK used to hold much sway in our society, it has since been reduced to an almost kooky small cult of nutbags as it should be. It would also do ourselves and the nation a great service if people like Jeremiah Wright and to an extent, Obama, would quit trying to act as if we have not attoned for our sins with slavery and oppression. I have yet to hear the Japanese community express the same kind of victimization that was imposed on them in the 1940's after we were attacked at Pearl Harbor. It was a democratic president that sent them to the internment camps. And it wasn't just the japanese, it was italians, germans and others that suffered.

It's time for America to quit feeling guilty about our history. We paid for the sins of slavery at least with the deaths of over 620,000 of our own, to bring the whole issue of slavery to a head. The right people won. It dishonors the sacrifice of those who died in that terrible war to have to listen to these people that want to play the eternal victim. And for years now, we have been assaulted by the Jesse Jacksons, the Al Sharptons and the Jeremiah Wright's that can find no good in the progress we have made as a society as a whole. Instead, they want to keep playing the victim of "the man" and the "rich white people" instead of taking responsibility for themselves.




Friday, March 14, 2008

Pure Distilled Racism

So the light is now shining on "the Reverend Jerimiah Wright", pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ. This is Barack Hussein Obama's church, or so he says. Watch this clip and think about what he is saying. He is a racist. If you turned it around and it was a white pastor for John McCain or GW Bush, the media would be all over this with cries of "Racist! Bigot! and other such things, yet, if a "pastor" of a black church says these kind of things, we are supposed to think that he is only speaking for the black race. It's interesting how BO doesn't disavow himself of this racist rhetoric. And then you have his apologists saying, "you don't understand what he means" or "only black people knows what he's talking about.

B.S., I've known a few racists, and this man is a racist. Most "Pastors" I have heard preaching, don't bring up the color of a man's skin, just their hearts and desires.

My question is, how does someone like this call themselves a man of God? Perhaps he should apply for Grand Wizard in the black KKK.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Eliot Spitzer


Well, well, well. The esteemed Guv'nor of New Yark, Eliot "Ness" Spitzer was today exposed as a client in a federal prostitution ring. A stanch ally of none other than Hillary Clinton. I watched the press conference and had one thought in mind. Watch the press conference.





To me, the definition of a perfect day would have been, his wife leaning over into the mic after he was done speaking and saying;

"I am going to file for divorce and take this SOB for everything I can"

and from Hugh Hewitt;

Meanwhile, on the national stage, the Spitzer scandal has implications. He is a superdelegate, and has pledged his support for Hillary Clinton. The Lieutenant Governor, David Paterson, also is a Clinton superdelegate. The question that has to be asked is if Spitzer does try to remain in office in spite of the scandal, what does Team Hillary do with his superdelegate vote? The Democratic nomination has reached the point where neither candidate can realistically achieve the necessary delegate count to claim the nomination outright, so the process is going to fall to the superdelegates. And if Hillary is going to try and steal the nomination, she surely cannot afford to waste any superdelegate votes out there. Will Hillary call for him to step down, or will she do the unthinkable, reminding people of all that was wrong with the Clinton administration in the 90's by defending him?

Does anyone else see the irony in Hillary Clinton supporters having to defend Spitzer becuase they need his superdelegate vote? Does the Obama camp figure this out and press Hillary to reject his vote?

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Hillary's Red Phone ad

Hillary recycled an ad from Walter Mondale, I believe, using the premise of who will answer the phone at 3am in the white house when a crisis hits. Below is the ad and it left me with one observation.

No one answers the phone the entire time the ad runs.

Sunday, March 2, 2008

The real reason why Hitler lost WWII

New Poll has some surprising finds

I found this story about the issues that are really driving the '08 election. I think this is very revealing about the criteria to elect our leaders.

courtesy: The Onion

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