Posted: 18 Aug 2008 12:08 PM CDT
No sooner do I write about the stars aligning against Barack Obama of late, I get another email from American Victory Coalition.
The American Victory Coalition brings a Pro-Victory/Pro-Troop message to Denver and the
Democratic National Convention
Where: Pioneer Monument, on the northwest corner of Colfax Avenue and Broadway
When: Sunday, August 24th
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Americans from near and far will assemble in Denver, CO to show their support for our troops and their missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. For details and updates: www.LookingAtTheLeft.com
One of the rally's organizers recalls "One of my best friends went on three tours to the middle east, and died last year. His mom told me that when she told him she saw my pro-troops activism on a Denver Nine news story, he burst into tears while serving in Iraq." Our troops need to know that the American public and our representatives in Washington have the resolve to see their missions completed. Public demonstrations of support on the home front boost the troops' morale.
Our enemies understand that military strength is nothing without national support. George Orwell put it best in his 1941 essay Pacifism and the War "If you hamper the war effort of one side, you automatically help out that of the other...Pacifism is objectively pro-fascist. This is elementary common sense."
Anti-war demonstrations today are generally organized by surprisingly radical anti-democratic groups. Even the most benign sounding organization in the coalition organizing the anti-war protest in Denver, a Quaker group called The American Friends Service Committee, supports America's unilateral disarmament and supported the Vietnamese Communists, Pol Pot, Fidel Castro, and the PLO. This is but one example.
The rally location is adjacent to the anarchist/pacifist groups' main anti-war demonstration. The rally will also be face to face with Democratic Convention Delegates gathering for the DNC Host Committees Welcome Party.
Dynamic speakers from Vets for Freedom and prominent Colorado vets, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, will speak at the rally about their experiences and the importance of never surrendering to those who have vowed to destroy America and our allies. Debbie Lee, mother of the first Navy Seal to lose his life in Operation Iraqi Freedom, will also address the crowd. She has been a leading spokesperson supporting the efforts of U.S. troops fighting in the war on terrorism.
Invited participants also include Families United for Our Troops and Their Mission, a not-for-profit, non partisan organization consisting of Gold and Blue Star families (whose loved ones have been killed or injured in battle, or who are still in harm's way) and Americans who share a deep appreciation for our men and women in uniform. It is also comprised of patriotic Americans who have a desire to show their support for America's heroes and their families.
The rally's purpose is to show the world America's true colors: strength, compassion, and resolve in the war on terror. This is an opportunity for patriotic Americans to fight for the troops that are fighting so courageously for America. The organizers welcome everyone who wants to show their support for victory in the war against radical Islamic extremists and the regimes that support them.
Press contact for information: Rona Wronker, American Victory Coalition, 303 459-4931, email@example.com
Debbie Lee is available for interviews. She is very articulate and would make a great guest for your show / subject for an article.
She can be reached at 623-537-5322 , cell phone 541-400-0177 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: 18 Aug 2008 11:44 AM CDT
The Politico brings the results from the NBC News/Wall Street Journal Poll:
No big surprise that the Republican presumptive nominee has the lead on national security issues, but the gap he has opened against Obama is large and recent events involving Russia-Georgia will highlight McCain's experience and the public's trust in him, even more.
Furthermore it seems the stars are aligning against Barack Obama in other areas.
His spectacular failure at the Saddleback Church as well as McCain's showing how better prepared he is, is working against Obama.
Obama's campaign also busted on Obama's support for infanticide is not going to help him either. He is being nailed on all sides of that issue.
Hillary Clinton supporters, 18 percent of them, say they will vote for John McCain and Lady de Rothschild, one of Britain's most influential political hostesses, speaks out against Obama publicly again.
Gallup shows that all this negative news about Obama, with other events, he has lost the small lead he once had over John McCain.
Gallup Poll Daily tracking for Aug. 14-16 finds John McCain and Barack Obama tied at 45% in the latest presidential election trial heat.
McCain has also pulled even in Ohio.
To be hemorrhaging this way, this close to the Democratic convention, does not bode well for Obama nor the Democrats.
To top it off, I just received an email showing that the National Black Republican Association wants to place 50 billboards all over the City of Denver, while the Democratic Party is having their national convention there.
This is a campaign like no other. With your help, we will put up 50 - that's right - 50 "Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Republican" billboards all over the City of Denver, while the Democratic Party is having their national convention there.
The stars are aligning and it looks like they are starting to favor John McCain....nothing like waiting for the last minute to make things interesting huh?
[Update] More stars aligning against Obama: Pro-Troop Demonstration brings Iraq / Afghanistan Vets and Military Families to Denver
Posted: 18 Aug 2008 09:32 AM CDT
Yesterday I went over a couple questions from the Saddleback Church Interview done with Rick Warren, where John McCain answered clearly and concisely and Barack Obama did not.
A very clear example of why Obama backed away from his "Anytime, anywhere" challenge and refused to conduct 10 townhall style forums with John McCain.
Obama stinks one-on-one, without his teleprompter.
Yes, it is that simple.
The good news is that Obama, his campaign and his supporters know how badly he did and better news yet, they understand how good McCain did, which is why they are in desperation mode to make excuses of why their golden boy fell flat on his face and why McCain shined.
Rather than have the honesty to admit that McCain is better with this type of format, Obama supporters jumped on the conspiracy theory that somehow John McCain knew the questions ahead of time.
It started with NewsBusters who caught Andrea Mitchell, Obama apologist, claiming that "some" thought McCain had to have cheated.
That gave Obama supporters the perfect opportunity to buy into their delusions and off and running over the cliff they went.
Well, the John McCain campaign has a challenge for Obama and if his supporters are so sure he can do better than his poor performance with Warren, they will encourage him to accept it.
The facts are that Senator McCain was in a motorcade led by the United States Secret Service and held in a green room with no broadcast feed. If the Obama campaign really believes that Senator McCain had some unfair advantage, our offer of weekly town hall forums remains on the table--anyplace, anytime.
There you go. A chance for Obama to strut his stuff.
Deep down the Obama supporters and Obama himself knows that he cannot do any better in that type of forum, because without his teleprompter, Obama is lost as he showed so well with Warren's questions, so it is highly doubtful that Obama supporters want to see their candidate humiliated again.
They will come out with excuses of why they cannot do the townhalls, but in reality, they are scared to do them or Obama would have met his own challenge instead of running scared when John McCain accepted the anywhere, anytime, challenge.
Michael Gerson at the Washington Post nails the exact reason why Obama supporters are so upset where he says:
More at CNN, NYT and a little more from The Politico on Mitchell's comments and a letter the McCain campaign sent to NBC because of them.
Posted: 18 Aug 2008 01:30 AM CDT
*cross-posted in all the usual places*
Posted: 18 Aug 2008 01:15 AM CDT
And yes, of course there is more. Read that here.
*Cross-posted in all the usual places*
Posted: 17 Aug 2008 05:31 PM CDT
Blitz: The League is a football game by Midway as an unlicensed extension of their NFL Blitz series.
Blitz The League II is a video game that is getting mixed reviews. A football video game that has a number of mini-games included into it. That is where the controversy begins. One of those games include an inside view of injuries inside the body.
Released October 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox, after the NFL signed an exclusive licensing deal with Electronic Arts.
Bitz The League II is rated M for Mature audiences.
From those that have gotten a look at the new Blitz II, we see that the game has advanced technologically and it doesn't just give the experience of playing football to it's users, but allows them to target certain areas of the body to cause injury.
Looking past just the football segment of the game and into the mini-games, Kotaku.com describes some of the more "over-the-top" min-games included in Blitz II.
One of which is where the game allows users the opportunity to injure the opponent. That ranges from simple tackles to pulling off the opponent's helmet and injuring their face, but it goes farther than that to include specifically targeting an area to injure.
From the users reviews, it is said there is a "clash meter" which fills up by making good plays or taking late hits against the opponent. If that "clash meter" is filled up enough when you are going to 'sack or tackle" your opponent, then you will be given the option of targeting a specific area to injure your opponent.
You select the area and the more the meter is filled, the more damage you can do to your opponent and if enough damage is done, you get treated to inside view of the opponent's body so you can see close ups of bones breaking or muscles tearing.
You can also reach something called "Testikill", which is where you can crush your opponents testicles. From what Kotaku reports, the Midway representative went to detail that portion of the game, saying that you could see a close up view of what exploding or "ruptured" testicles look like.
Others, like MVN, who have played the new game are discussing the Blitz II game saying it includes cheerleaders that are more like strippers, blood splattering on the screen, injuries that injure players for life, (Exploding testicles qualify for that description?) foul-mouthed players and the violence is described as "hard core".
Is this game over-the-top?
More to the point, how many men actually want to play a game that shows a graphic, inside view, of exploding testicles?
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