Posted: 17 Oct 2008 12:22 PM CDT
Not something we are seeing reported in the New York Times, or Washington Post, but the numbers are staggering in favor of John McCain among the members of the military of the United States of America.
From the Military Times, 2 page PDF here.
The above graphs are from page one, click the PDF link to see page two.
Military Times poll: Troops backing McCain
Sen. John McCain enjoys overwhelming support from the military's professional core, a Military Times survey of nearly 4,300 readers, indicates, though career-oriented black service members strongly favored the Democratic Party candidate.
18 to 34:
35 and Older:
Our military members are pretty clear about who they prefer as Commander and Chief.
H/T to Liberty Card for the email.
Posted: 17 Oct 2008 11:31 AM CDT
Knoxville has a "Joe The Plumber" also.
Joe the plumber is the man that has been given to Joe Wurzelbacher, a man that asked Barack Obama a question, which happened to get caught on video where Obama's answer included the sentiment about "spreading the wealth", speaking of income distribution.
The left went on the rampage against poor Joe, declaring he held liens, he owed taxes and he didn't have his plumbing licensing and the media went after him in a way they have refused to research Obama's own scandals.
Well, guess what? It isn't Joe, it was Obama's answer, his unguarded response where he admitted clearly that he is nothing more than a socialist.
Joe was simply a man that asked Barack Obama a question and he is really a symbol, nothing more, nothing less. A symbol of ordinary, hard working men and women that do not like the idea of Barack Obama or any politician determining to take the money they work hard for, away from them and hand it to other people that did not produce, did not work for it.
Nothing against Mr. Wurzelbacher here, but he isn't the point as the left's reaction so clearly shows, he is the catalyst that forced Obama to finally tell people exactly what he is and what his plans are.
That is why the left is howling so loudly against "Joe the Plumber".
I feel bad for Joe that he has become the target of such idiocy, but the fact that he has caused this reaction and the fact that the left is still going after him is really a good thing because people that never would have heard Obama's "spread the wealth" comment, have now heard it loud and clear because it has been blasted on almost every television station, Joe has been subject to barrels of ink and "Joe the Plumber" has become a household name in a matter of days.
Another example of the left shooting themselves in the head, make Joe bigger than life and guarantee that voters hear exactly what Obama's true plans are without the illusion of what Obama wanted them to "think" his plans were.
Which brings me to Knoxville and another article about a different "Joe the plumber", a man named Joe Shanks, who is a licensed master plumber and owner of Joe's Plumbing Service in the Cedar Bluff area.
Shanks, an independent voter, said he's supporting Republican Sen. John McCain, citing the official's career experience in office as the deciding factor for him.
These men are just men, working men, middle class Americans that worry about what Barack Obama's policy stances will mean to them and the millions of hard working Americans just like them.
The two Joes are ordinary Americans, but they have managed to do something the major media has not doe by carrying Obama's water and refusing to vet him or ask the hard questions about his associations.... these two ordinary men have ripped the roof off of hell and allowed the American public to peek inside.
How do we know Americans have heard this? Well, Gallup yesterday showed that among "likely voters" there is now only a 2 percentage point difference between McCain and Obama and today Rasmussen has Obama's lead down to four percentage points and BattleGround shows Obama, who held a 13 percent lead over McCain last week, now only holds a four percent lead and IBD/TIPP Tracking Poll has Obama ahead by three percent.
As we get to the last couple weeks before the election, McCain is narrowing the gap and Obama is being scrutinized a little more.
So, although I feel bad for the scrutiny Mr. Wurzelbacher is suffering now because of the left's desire to make the focus be him instead of where the focus should be, which is Obama's tax plan, he has done us a great favor and we owe him a huge thanks for exposing Barack Obama for what he is.
Previous posts about "Joe The Plumber", on WUA:
AWESOME Cartoon added!!- John McCain's 'Joe The Plumber' Ad Hits YouTube'
The Left's Pathetic Attempt To Discredit Joe The Plumber
Who Is Joe The Plumber?
Obama: 'The government is going to make you "spread the wealth around."
Posted: 17 Oct 2008 10:24 AM CDT
Andrew Malcolm from LA Times' Top of the Ticket brings us news of Barack Obama whining to the New York Times about Fox News:
The New York Times, of all places, has a long interview coming out Sunday with the freshman senator from Illinois, Barack Obama.
Well if the shoe fits dude!!!!
Malcolm points out that he is sure McCain/Palin would probably feel the same way about MSNBC's Keith Olbermann or even the New York Times themselves.
Fox News replies:
Senator Obama's comments about Fox News are misdirected. If he is uncomfortable with tough questions, it may be because he has faced so few from the news media.
The difference here is Fox News has and will continue to ask both candidates and their surrogates the hard questions, while people like MSNBC and The NYT are busying carrying Obama's water and neglecting to the research into his ties, questionable associations and criminal friends.
Poor Obama just can't catch a break huh?
Posted: 17 Oct 2008 10:15 AM CDT
Read the rest here at NewsBlaze for MY insights.
*cross-posted from Assoluta Tranquillita, of course!*
Posted: 17 Oct 2008 09:39 AM CDT
Courtesy of our good friend Len Peracchio
Question: What is America 's first line of missile interceptor defense that protects the entire United States ?
Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard.
Question: What is the ONLY National Guard unit on permanent active duty?
Answer: 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard
Question: Who is the Commander in Chief of the 49th Missile Defense Battalion of Alaska National Guard?
Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska
Question: What U.S. governor is routinely briefed on highly classified military issues, homeland security, and counter terrorism?
Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska
Question: What U.S. governor has a higher classified security rating than either candidate of the Democrat Party?
Answer: Governor Sarah Palin, Alaska. According to the Washington Post, she first met with McCain in February, but nobody ever found out. This is a woman used to keeping secrets. She can be entrusted with our national security, because she already is.
Now you DO know!
A note from Radarsite: Now there is something else we know about Sarah Palin, isn't there? We now know that when she was viciously attacked for her lack of Foreign Policy experience she could have used these facts to her advantage but chose not to. And that, my friends, is what is called character. - rg
Posted: 17 Oct 2008 08:49 AM CDT
Obama's Birth Certificate Scandal
Obama in Iraq Troop Withdrawal Scandal
Obama Questionable Patriotism Scandal
Obama's African Ties Scandal
Obama's Rev Wright Scandal
Obama's Rezko Scandal
Obama's Socialist "New Party" Scandal
Obama's Odinga Endorsement Scandal
Michelle Obama's "Finally Proud to be an American" Scandal
Obama's Ties to Black Radical Organizations Scandal
Can Obama still win?
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 09:13 PM CDT
Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook
African Press International recently claimed that Michelle Obama telephoned them and made various statements...statements that definitely caught America's attention. If you are not already aware of this story, my advice is, read the following first, and then read the first report that has caused such a firestorm.
The question has been, if Michelle actually did call API, did API record the call? The API article below, published October 17, 2008 (their time) tells us they do have a recording, and their hesitation has been the speculation of a lawsuit against them once the tape is released, as MO was not made aware that the conversation was being recorded. They say they are attempting to give MO time to "come clean" before the release, and they advise her to tell the "American people that she will not discriminate those who are not Obama fanatics if she becomes the first lady."
And...they state why the First-Lady-to-be-maybe, would call API in the first place.
The original API article is quite long, so here are the most compelling alleged quotes from MO, then the latest article:
African press International is supposed to support Africans and African-American view," and she went to state that, "it is strange that API has chosen to support the racists against my husband. There is no shame in being adopted by a step father. All dirt has been thrown onto my husband's face and yet he loves this country. My husband and I know that there is no law that will stop him from becoming the president, just because some American white racists are bringing up the issue of my husband's adoption by His step father. The important thing here is where my husband's heart is at the moment. I can tell the American people that My husband loves this country and his adoption never changed his love for this country. He was born in Hawaii, yes, and that gives him all the right to be an American citizen even though he was adopted by a foreigner; says Michelle Obama on telefon to API.API claimed that she offered an inaugural invitation in exchange for a "good story."
As I said in my initial post, I do not know what is true and what isn't. We'll just have to wait and see.
African Press International
October 17, 2008 (no time stamp)
API is disturbed by the way many have reacted to the story on Mrs Obama's call. Many have shown us by the way they have behaved towards API that they only think of their own interests because they have demanded that the audio recordings should be released immediately. We understand that the tapes should be released, but those who have demanded the release of the tapes seem not take into account that API may become a suing target.There's more. Read it here.
Michelle Obama to African Press: Bribes? and No Law Will Stop My Husband...
Michelle Obama and African Press Update
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 07:44 PM CDT
According to Editor and Publisher, the Tribune Company is has given Associated Press two year notice that they are dropping their news service.
Tribune, which owns nine daily papers including the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune, joins a growing list of newspapers that have sought to end AP contracts, or given notice of that, following plans to introduce a new controversial rate structure in 2009. The notice was given earlier this week.
Considering the lack of ethical standards and journalistic integrity which we have spoken here about often, this comes as welcome news.
Tribune daily papers besids the flagship in Chicago affected include The Sun Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; The Orlando Sentinel; Red Eye of Chicago; the Hartford Courant; The Baltimore Sun; The Morning Call of Allentown, Pa.; and The Daily Press of Newport News, Va.
Like I said, good news!!
Hat Tip to Len for the email.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 07:23 PM CDT
Headline says it all. About time he left the Communist News Network.
Via The Politico:
Glenn Beck has signed a multi-year agreement to join FOX News, announced Roger Ailes, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of FOX News. Beginning next spring, Beck will host FOX News Channel's (FNC) 5 PM/ET weekday program as well as a weekend show on the network.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 05:42 PM CDT
By guest columnist, Charles E. Sowell
As we close in on the presidential election of 2008, it is becoming more and more evident to many Americans, particularly those who truly understand history, that the fate of America and western civilization may literally hang in the balance. At this point in time Americans have a lot to be concerned with, but it should be apparent that the two most critical concerns facing this country are national security and the economy. Most recently, as a result of the current economic crisis, we have heard very little about national security, despite the fact that we are still engaged in a fierce war with the same group of extremists that attacked us more than 7 years ago. It is time for America to reawaken to the fact that if we do not have national security, we will not have an economy to worry about!
I will leave it to the historians to conclude whether the invasion of Iraq at that unique point in time was the right or wrong decision for America, but from that point forward, it is hard for me to understand the logic of Senator Obama on many foreign policy/national security issues. I am constantly amazed at what appears to be his naiveté on many of these issues. As part of his very elite educational training, did he not study history? Even more amazing to me is that it appears that the majority of the American public has also bought into his guile and glib style over his negligible substance. Past electoral concerns of malaise and apathy seem to pale in comparison to the current naivety of so many Americans, particularly the young, many of whom have not yet had enough life experience, much less understanding of history, to keep from falling under the spell of the first snake oil salesman that comes along.
Senator Obama is a very eloquent orator, and his affable manner and good looks give him the ability to be very persuasive. But when you break down his foreign policy into simple logic, it just doesn’t fly. If Senator Obama’s prior opposition to the surge in Iraq had been successful, America might now be out of that country, but we would have left in defeat and either Al Qaeda or Iran would have quickly moved into the vacuum, providing another base for extremists ready to resume further atrocities against America and the rest of the world. Had we allowed that to happen, we would have also been looked upon by the rest of the world as an unreliable paper tiger for decades to come. Russia, China, and any other strong adversary would be taking advantage of us at every opportunity. Like it or not, defeat in Iraq is not an option.
Senator Obama’s current insistence on establishing a timetable for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq is also nothing short of pure folly. A smart and determined enemy only has to await the withdrawal of our troops before resuming the fight with an all out effort, with a realistic hope by then that the American public will no longer have the will to rejoin the fight. If you want to win a football game, you don’t broadcast to your opponent the timing of the snap of the ball.
Perhaps the most illustrative example of Senator Obama’s naivety is his self expressed willingness to sit down and negotiate with any adversary without any preconditions. Anyone who knows anything about the art of negotiation understands, first and foremost, that you negotiate only with an adversary that has the authority to negotiate (someone who has the ability to execute the results of that negotiation). Sitting down with someone like Ahmadinejad would not only be a waste of time, but would be foolhardy at best. Any good negotiator also knows that every negotiating session is always preceded by posturing, position measuring (preconditions), and having in mind specific objectives for outcome. Just “sitting down to talk” for the novice negotiator could be a recipe for disaster.
At this critical time it is important for Americans to recognize that proven experience and seasoned knowledge are what we need to lead America out of our current difficulties, not an idealistic member of the intellectually elite. As it has been said by many others before me, this is not a time for on the job training.
Cross-posted from Faultline USA
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Posted: 16 Oct 2008 03:37 PM CDT
On my past post about Joe Wurzelbacher, I said "McCain needs to take Joe on some campaign stops with him..as I said earlier, this Joe is you, me, every middle class, middle income family that works hard and tries to become successful."
The video says it all, but a quickie recap. Joe Wurzelbacher asked Barack Obama a question about his tax plan, Obama used the expression "spread the wealth" when Joe was worried about his middle class earnings if he bought a company being hit, then Mccain brought Joe and Obama's answer up at the third debate, then Joe made the rounds today showing why he thought Obama's tax plan and health care plan was bad for middle America, then the left decided to attack Joe because they couldn't justify Obama's answers.
Caught up? Good!! All the pieces pertaining to the info above will be listed at the bottom of the post.
Almost as good, McCain has his Joe The Plumber video out already!!!!
Script For "Joe The Plumber"
AD FACTS, From McCain/Palin website:
JOHN MCCAIN: I'm John McCain and I approve this message. ANNCR: Americans are catching on... JOE WURZELBACHER: Your new tax plan is going to tax me more. BARACK OBAMA: It's not that I want to punish your success. ... I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody.
Barack Obama: "And I Think When You Spread The Wealth Around, It's Good For Everybody." JOE WURZELBACHER: "I'm a plumber. You know, I work, you know, 10, 12 hours a day. If I buy another truck and add something else to it, and you know, build the company..." OBAMA: "Right." WURZELBACHER: "... you know, I'm getting taxed more and more." OBAMA: "Nobody likes high taxes." WURZELBACHER: "No, not at all." OBAMA: "Right? Of course not. So -- but what's happened is, is that we end up -- we've cut taxes a lot for folks like me who make a lot more than $250,000. We haven't given a break to folks who make less. It's not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they've got a chance at success, too. And everybody is so pinched that business is bad for everybody. And I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody." (FOX News' "On The Record," 10/13/08)
ANNCR: Everybody? Leading papers call Obama's taxes "welfare" ... "government handouts".
The Wall Street Journal Calls Obama's Numerous Refundable Tax Credits "Tens Of Billions Of Dollars In Government Handouts." "For the Obama Democrats, a tax cut is no longer letting you keep more of what you earn. In their lexicon, a tax cut includes tens of billions of dollars in government handouts that are disguised by the phrase 'tax credit.'" (Editorial, "Obama's 95% Illusion," The Wall Street Journal, 10/13/08)
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: "[T]he One-Third Of All American Working Families Who Pay No Income Taxes Now Will Receive A Government Check Under The Obama Plan. And That Number Could Rise To About 44 Percent Under Obama's Proposal." "The 'tax-cut plan' of Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama is anything but. In fact, it's nothing more than another liberaled-up wealth-transference program that, in the 'old days,' was known as welfare. ... Just as troubling, however, is this little factoid: Even the one-third of all American working families who pay no income taxes now will receive a government check under the Obama plan. And that number could rise to about 44 percent under Obama's proposal." (Editorial, "Obama's Tax Cut: New Welfare Deal," Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 10/14/08)
New York Post: "[O]bama's 'Tax Cuts' Really Amount To A Sizable Expansion Of Welfare." "In truth, as The Wall Street Journal detailed yesterday, nearly all of those 'cuts' actually come in the form of 'refundable tax credits,' by which the government in effect writes a check to those who meet certain criteria - even if they don't pay taxes in the first place. In other words, Obama's 'tax cuts' really amount to a sizable expansion of welfare. That leaves American taxpayers to foot the bill - both directly, and through the lost economic opportunity that's sure to follow Obama's promised tax hikes on income, dividends and capital gains." (Editorial, "Ready, Set ... Spend!" New York Post, 10/14/08)
ANNCR: Obama raises taxes on seniors, hard working families to give "welfare" to those who pay none.
Just as you suspected, Obama's not truthful on taxes.
Barack Obama Has Called For Higher Income Taxes, Social Security Taxes, Capital Gains And Dividend Taxes, And Corporate Taxes, As Well As "Massive New Domestic Spending." "Obama's transformation, if you go by his campaign so far, would mean higher income taxes, higher Social Security taxes, higher investment taxes, higher corporate taxes, massive new domestic spending, and a healthcare plan that perhaps could be the next step to a full-scale, single-payer system. Is that what most Americans want, someone who will fulfill a Democratic policy wish list?" (James Pethokoukis, "Barack Hussein Reagan? Ronald Wilson Obama?" U.S. News & World Report's "Capital Commerce" Blog, www.usnews.com, 2/12/08)
Barack Obama Would Raise Capital Gains And Dividend Taxes. "Sen. Obama wants to raise the long-term capital-gains rate for families making more than $250,000 to around 20 percent or somewhat higher but not above the 28 percent level it reached during the Reagan presidency, an Obama economic adviser says. The same rate would apply to most dividend income for these investors." (Tom Herman, "Tax Report Your Tax Bill: How McCain, Obama Differ," The Associated Press, 6/18/08)
Tax Policy Center: Barack Obama Would Raise Taxes On One Out Of Every Three Senior Households. "Even though Senator Obama's plan eliminates individual income taxes for seniors with incomes less than $50,000, his plan would raise taxes for almost 10 million senior households, over a third of the total (not shown in table). On average, seniors would face a tax increase of about 2 percent of income." (Burman et al., "A Preliminary Analysis of the 2008 Presidential Candidates' Tax Plans," The Tax Policy Center, 6/11/08)
Tax Foundation: Seniors "Rely Most On The Stable Flow Of Income That Dividends Provide." "Most debate over whether to extend the reduced rates on dividends and capital gains has focused on the tax benefits of these cuts to high-income taxpayers. What has been largely ignored is the impact these tax policies have on corporations' decisions on how best to distribute their income to shareholders--including senior citizens, who rely most on the stable flow of income that dividends provide. A recent Tax Foundation analysis illustrated that a large number of those benefiting from dividends are seniors and those on the verge of retirement (See www.taxfoundation.org). A further analysis of these seniors earning dividends reveals that lower-income seniors who file tax returns depend more heavily on dividend income than high-income seniors." (Gerald Prante, "The Importance Of Dividend Income For Low-Income Seniors," Tax Foundation, http://www.taxfoundation.org/news/show/1354.html, 2/8/06)
Barack Obama Would Raise Income Taxes. Obama: "[I] would roll back the Bush tax cuts for those making over $250,000." (Sen. Barack Obama, CNN Democrat Presidential Candidate Debate, Manchester, NH, 6/3/07)
U.S. Department Of Treasury: Small Business Owners "Are Frequently Subject To The Highest Individual Income Tax Rates." "Changes in the individual income tax affect most businesses in the United States. That is because taxes on business earnings are often paid through the individual income tax when 'passed-through' to business owners. The business income from sole proprietorships, farm proprietorships, partnerships, S corporations, etc., is all taxed at the owners' individual income tax rates. This year 34 million business owners are expected to receive this type of income and pay tax on this income through the individual income tax. These businesses are typically small and often entrepreneurial in nature, and a source of innovation and risk-taking in the economy. Moreover, these business owners are frequently subject to the highest individual income tax rates." ("Topics Related To The President's Tax Relief," U.S. Department Of Treasu ry, http://www.ustreas.gov/press/releases/reports/president_taxrelief_topics_0508.pdf, May 2008)
Barack Obama Would Raise Social Security Taxes. "Obama's proposal ... would impose social security taxes on income above $250,000 per year. He would continue to exempt income between $102,000 and $250,000 from social security taxes." (Teddy Davis, Sunlen Miller, and Gregory Wallace, "Obama Kisses Billions Goodbye," ABC News' "Political Radar" Blog, blogs.abcnews.com, 6/18/08)
Previous posts about "Joe The Plumber", on WUA:
The Left's Pathetic Attempt To Discredit Joe The Plumber
Who Is Joe The Plumber?
Obama: 'The government is going to make you "spread the wealth around."
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 02:30 PM CDT
Barack Obama is the one that answered Joe Wurzelbacher (the Plumber's) question by saying he wanted to "spread the wealth", aka Redistribute monies, and the left's answer is to try to discredit JOE??
What a joke they have become.
They cannot justify Obama's redistribution and welfare plans, they cannot explain it, excuse it or make redistribution more palatable to the American people that have shown they against redistribution of wealth, so instead they try to distract by attacking someone that asked Obama a simple question?
McCain needs to take Joe on some campaign stops with him..as I said earlier, this Joe is you, me, every middle class, middle income family that works hard and tries to become successful.
Who Is Joe The Plumber?
Obama: 'The government is going to make you "spread the wealth around."
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 01:47 PM CDT
The Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire has obtained internal emails from the Michigan Department of Corrections which discusses a request from the Barack Obama campaign, which was denied, to enter the prison facility to register voters.
From the internal email, Cheryl Groves, 8/1/08- : "Hi Richard, Alice Corey, Field organizer for the Obama campaign, called ICF asking if she can come in and preregister prisoners who will be discharging prior to the election. Is this something we should or should not allow? I am sure other facilities will be contacted as well..."
An Obama spokesman in Michigan acknowledged that a new organizer made the request, but supervisors nixed the idea as soon as they found out about it. The campaign denied all association with a second request to the Department of Corrections. The emails say that a Theresa Collins, identified as the national coordinator of "Inmates to Support Barack Obama," asked the prison to post information about how prisoners could make campaign contributions to Obama. That group doesn't appear to have any Web site.The second question referred to was from Cheryl Groves, subject :"Another election question," which says "Richard- Carson City has now received information from Ms. Theresa Collins, National Coordinator of the 'Inmates to support Barack Obama' campaign. She wants us to post information detailing how inmates can be 'part of the solution by helping to support Barack Obama through individual contributions.' She has included a form for inmates to donate $2.00, $5.00, $10.00 or other amount.
Since you indicated below that we cannot facilitate campaign activities on state properties, I assume we should be denying this request as well...correct?
Let me know what you think. If you'd like me to fax you a copy of what was sent to Carson City, just let me know. Thanks Richard!."
According to the Obama campaign, via AP, Obama has "co-sponsored a Senate measure that would allow all ex-felons to vote," but they deny they are "directly targeting ex-felons for registration."
Obama has co-sponsored a Senate measure that would allow all ex-felons to vote, but his campaign isn't directly targeting ex-felons for registration. His campaign does include relevant info on its Web site and educates volunteers so they can explain state laws to those who may not realize they have the right to vote, said spokesman Kevin Griffis.
These internal emails obtained, linked above, shows those denials to be just more lies by the Obama campaign, because requesting a voter registration drive IN prisons, is directly targeting felons.
Obama, more lies we can believe in!!!
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 01:44 PM CDT
When I was a kid, I used to hear adults talk about the big current event of the day and it always ended with the same question "Is it good for the Jews?" Even when the question didn't belong. For example
"Did You hear that Phelps won his 9th gold medal?"
"Yes But is it Good For the Jews?
That one question is a big issue in the presidential campaign. Since Jews tend to be passionate Democrats, most Jewish Dems would ignore his anti-Israel advisers (including Dick Lugar who the candidate mentioned yesterday as a favorite source of foreign policy advice) and answer a resounding YES. But the real truth is, if you take a look at the platforms the candidates are running on, you will find some REAL and Uncomfortable differences between the two candidates.
In this month's Journal of International Security Affairs, Michael Oren, a senior fellow at the Shalem Center makes an Item by Item comparison of the "Jewish Issues" in the both campaign's platforms. Click here for the analysis.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 12:15 PM CDT
Another manufactured story bites the dust, according to the Secret Service that investigated media claims saying someone yelled out "kill him" when Barack Obama's name was invoked at a Sarah Palin Rally in Scranton PA.
Agent Bill Slavoski said he was in the audience, along with an undisclosed number of additional secret service agents and other law enforcement officers and not one heard the comment.
So now media is not only reporting what they call news, they are creating it, faking it and manufacturing their own news.
Hat Tip LGF.
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 10:57 AM CDT
H/T to Andrew Malcolm from LA Times' Top of the Ticket for the video alert.
The video above is a short MSNBC video that I have not seen anywhere except at the Top of the Ticket.
It speaks to the heart of how Palin relates to a special group of people.
Thanks for the email Andrew!
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 10:20 AM CDT
During last night's Debate a name rang out, Joe the Plumber aka Joe Wurzelbacher and many wonder who the heck Joe the Plumber is.
He is you, he is me, he is every hard working American that has busted his butt in his chosen profession to the point where after years of working hard, he might finally be able to buy a plumbing business, hire people, and run his own company.
Why has his name popped up all of a sudden?
As we discussed yesterday, Joe Wurzelbacher managed to ask Barack Obama a question about Obama's tax plan and he directly asked him why a man like himself would be punished for his hard work and abilities under Obama's tax plan, to which Obama finally, publicly stated the words which capture the essence of who and what Obama is.
Obama said Joe's hard earned money would be taken so that Obama could "spread the wealth."
Joe isn't a rich man and has worked his whole life as a plumber, saved, paid his bills, and got himself in the position where he could buy his own business and if his business succeeds, Obama would raise his taxes to hand out to others that have not done as well as Joe.
After the presidential debate last night, Joe the plumber was questioned about Obama's responses to which he says that Obama does "a tap dance...almost as good as Sammy Davis, Jr."
Mr. Obama didn't win Mr. Wurzelbacher's support on Sunday, and he didn't change his mind last night.
Mr. Wurzelbacher is embarrassed that so much attention is being paid to him, but I disagree about people not being interested in him. He is representative of many Americans, not rich, not poor, just a hard working man that would suffer from Obama's Tax plan.
Fact is Joe is us, he is the hard working man or woman, considered middle class, that gets to a point in their lives when they can grab that brass ring and Obama's tax plan scares them because if they do the right thing, if they work hard enough, if they do a good enough job, they will succeed to the point where they will make enough for their "wealth to be spread around" to others who have not done the work.
ABC reports that Nightline's Terry Moran spoke to Joe Wurzelbacher:
"Joe The Plumber" has weighed in on Wednesday's presidential debate and he says that Barack Obama's tax plan "infuriates me."
I think Joe's final words in that interview pretty much says it all.
"I don't like it. "You know, me or -- you know, Bill Gates, I don't care who you are. If you worked for it, if it was your idea, and you implemented it, it's not right for someone to decide you made too much."
Posted: 16 Oct 2008 04:20 AM CDT
What was the purpose of this presidential debate?
Cross posted from Deb Hamilton's Right Truth
After watching the debate tonight between Sen. John McCain and Sen. Barack Obama, I wondered just who this debate was for? Certainly this was not intended for Obama's supporters, they are hardcore behind him. If this little face-to-face was for the moderates and independents, or the former Hillary supporters, surely they have already made up their minds and nothing said tonight swayed their votes.
That only leaves the 'undecided' voters to entice and if any eligible American voter is undecided at this late date, I have to question their intelligence. Early voting started today, people are already casting their votes. Come on, people know who they are going to vote for.
How did John McCain do tonight? The answer lies in the battle of the metaphors: "McCain got to the plate, but didn't hit a home run." "McCain kept jabbing, but landed no punches." "McCain took the fight to Obama, but he didn't follow through."
John McCain did better in this debate than he has done in any other. At least he brought up some questions about Obama's past, his allies, his plan to increase government, tax everybody to death, hand out taxpayers money (spread the wealth) to those who don't pay taxes and others, and McCain even told Obama he was not George W. Bush.
I have three questions that no polling has been done on: One, how many McCain voters are casting a vote FOR McCain? Two, how many McCain voters are casting votes for Gov. Sarah Palin? Three, how many McCain voters are casting votes AGAINST Obama?
If Barack Obama wins this election, which is still not a certainty by any means, or even if McCain wins, I believe this will be the beginning of a new, strong, growing Conservative movement gathered behind folks like Sarah Palin, Bobby Jindal, and many others who have risen to the top during this 2008 election process.
It takes time for the cream to rise to the top -- that time begins now !
A note from Radarsite: Wow! This is such a heartening article. Thank you Debbie. What a bright and optimistic vision. And it's something that makes sense. More than anything I've read lately, this gives us some real solid hope for the future. For those of us who work full time on these issues, this has been a grueling and at times disheartening journey. There have been times when our future really has seemed bleak, as though this great nation of ours is determined to self-destruct.
But with this short essay of yours you have reignited the flame. More than at any time in recent history this fateful election has brought us American conservatives together. We have become centered and focused. We have become aware of ourselves and our mission. We believe in our mission. We are not "right-wingers", as some liberals would have people believe, we are simply patriotic Americans who refuse to surrender all that is fine and good about our great country to those who despise this nation and everything it stands for.
Do the leftists really believe that if their slippery candidate actually wins this election we are just going to go away? Hell no! If anything we will be more vocal, more inspired and more focused. We will be the relentless conscience of America. We will be watching their every move and reporting on it truthfully. And in the process we will be getting stronger and stronger.
We have bemoaned the absence of real leaders coming out of these elections, but we have forgotten our Sarah Palins and Bobby Jindals, and a whole host of other true American patriots we still have to rally around. Your wonderful post has reinvigorated my flagging spirits. I truly believe that there is still hope out there for us and for our great country.
We have clearly defined ourselves in this great battle. We are the moral opposition. We are beyond the confines of labels, beyond the confines of words like Republican or Conservative. We have defined ourselves by our united opposition to those who would change the whole character and purpose of America. We have defined ourselves by our moral standards. Rock-solid moral standards steeped in our great Judeo/Christian traditions. We oppose changing our whole value system just to accommodate the amorality of small militant groups of vocal minorities. We will not allow our cherished Judeo/Christian values to be expunged from our schools and our civic life: these are the values we live by. We will not embrace the latest redefinitions of marriage or families to suit the needs of those few for whom fairness and tolerance just aren't enough. We will not allow our schools to become breeding grounds for little amoral leftists. We will not allow homosexuals, lesbians or transgenders to change our social structure to suit their agenda. We will not allow them to advocate or promote these alternative lifestyles to our children in our schools. We believe that they must accommodate themselves to our traditional values, not the other way around.
We will not allow America to become a Socialistic Welfare state. We will not allow illegal aliens to subsume our American culture into theirs. We will not allow the naked evil of Islam to take over our country and we will fight them tooth and nail at every turn.
In short, we have become aware of ourselves and of our shared morality. And the left hates us for this. And their hatred gives us strength. Despite their ludicrous claims of patriotism, we see them for the devious hypocrites that they are. We truly do love America, we love her for what she is now and for what she always has been. We will apologize to no one, to no country, or group of countries for our integrity and our success.
Thank you again Debbie for this wonderful rallying cry. The more the American people begin to understand what the alternatives are, the stronger we will become
God bless America. - rg.
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 07:15 PM CDT
A little reminder here at the top of the page, to visit out Live Blogging URL tonight and interact with members from multiple blogs. The Live Blog is being run by WUA contributor Jay, who also owns and runs the Stop The ACLU blog and above the live blog where everyone can participate there will also be a live stream of the whole debate from Hulu.
Other readers from blogs such as PoliGazette will be joining in and everyone will be participating in the live event by leaving comments and interacting with each other.
Presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama starting at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT Wednesday.
Join the fun!!!
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:58 PM CDT
Why could thousands upon thousands of people lose their right to vote? Because Brunner was just ordered by the the 6th circuit full panel of judges to comply with the law, something she has been trying to fight having to do and the 6th also told her straight up she was violating federal election laws.... we wrote about this earlier, but things have just gotten a whole lot more complicated because of this Democratic politicians attempt to violate federal election laws.
ACE of Spades is all over this story, so I will do a quick rundown but you have to follow the links...we are talking almost 200,000 registrants here.
More than 200,000 Ohioans who registered to vote this year for the first time or updated their voting information since Jan. 1 could be affected by the latest court ruling requiring the state to set up a new registration verification system by Friday, Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner said.
Ace also points everyone to Malkin who has found something equally disturbing, like people allowing ON Ohio residents to list their addresses as their own so they could cast fraudulent Obama votes.
More from Dispatch Politics on the goings on in Ohio, which have reached the level of simply ridiculous.
Follow all the links, believe me, you will be shaking your head when you are done.
How on earth did Brunner think she was going to get away with this?
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 06:09 PM CDT
Email No. 1
From: African Press International (API)
Subject: Re: J.Corsi on Michelle Obama story
To: [Address Blocked]
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 11:53 AM
I want to thank you for your email.
API hereby confirms to you that the story is true and if the huge interest on this particular story continues, we will post the recording on our website in the next immediate days.
When we published the story we did not intend to cause any chaos but we are shocked by the huge interest the story is receiving from the Americans and the American Media.
Mrs Obama called us just to ask API to stop joining the mainstream hate online media that is trying to destroy her husband's opportunity to get the presidency.
Our editorial will sit today and agree on how to release the information that will verify the story.
Very many media outlets are asking us to email them the recording but we think the best way to satisfy all at once is by publishing it on our website and people can retrieve it themselves.
We understand the urgency this may have but it is important for us that we do it right so that we do not land into problems with Obama's just like you did while in Kenyan recently.
Chief Editor Korikr
Email No. 2
From: African Press International (API)
Subject: Re: J.Corsi on Michelle Obama story
To: [Address Blocked]
Date: Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 12:57 PM
To Jerome Corsi,
We do not want to be misunderstood. We are not out to stop Obama from capturing the presidency.
We are not here to prove to people the story, but we will give proper verification so that people will understand that the story is true.
Soon, when we come with more information on the site, those who doubt the story will be surprised why Mrs Obama would choose to talk to us and not other media outlets.
We will bring out information on how she was connected to us, how she was convinced her story was safe with us and why she trusted API. And who introduced her to those who contacted API first before she personally took contact in an effort to ensure that API does not publish things on her husband that may be seen to be harmfull.
If we start dishing out audio to media outlets, we will be misunderstood. We do not want people to think that we published the story in order to spoil Obama's chances to become the president.
Those who are contacting you demanding that the story should be verified now, should be directed by your media to check our website in the next day or two. All the information will be made available, but we must do it carefully.
Chief Editor Korir
End API emails
As I said in an earlier post, this whole thing is, indeed, odd. It would be odd for Michelle Obama to make a phone call like this. It's also odd that only the campaign is denying this, and not Michelle Obama. I don't where the truth lies.
I do know, however, that the Obama's make it very difficult to know anything for certain, about them, including the status of his citizenship
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 04:00 PM CDT
Live Blogging The Third Presidential Debate
Hulu is offering a live stream of the complete presidential debate between John McCain and Barack Obama (courtesy of our friends at Fox) starting at 9 p.m. EDT/6 p.m. PDT Wednesday.
I have never used the Hulu embed before tonight, but I will be monitoring it to make sure that readers are offered everything live.
Feel free discuss the full debate as it is happening.
Thanks to Hulu for offering this service.
Update: This is Jay, Susan's co-blogger from Stop the ACLU. I'll be liveblogging tonight and you can join in via the nifty embed below. Its faster than the comment section section, but be patient. I do have to approve comments. We'll get started about 9 p.m.
Note from Hulu:
Too tied up to catch McCain and Obama live? We'll post the event in its entirety, along with clips and pre- and post-debate commentary, as soon as they become available following the live feed. You can find it all -- along with election-related standup and sketches -- on our Election '08 Spotlight page.
Enjoy the debate!!!!
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 03:28 PM CDT
Obama: "I've been fighting alongside Acorn on issues you care about my entire career…" (Steven Malanga, "Organizer In Chief," [New York] City Journal, Summer 2008)
With massive voter fraud investigations in 14 states, ACORN has become a household name these days with investigations being reported on every day, Mickey Mouse being registered to vote, ACORN bribing people with cigarettes and money to register 73 times, dead people being put on voter rolls because ACORN registered them, underage children (7 years old) being registered and pets receiving applications.... all this and more has been reported just in the last months.
At the bottom of this post there will be a link to all WUA's ACORN articles.
Now a new site helps every understand the Barack Obama connections with ACORN, set up with a family tree named the Obama ACORN tree, found here.
When you click on the individual areas they explain the Obama connections in an easy to read and follow manner.
Go. Visit. See for yourself how closely tied to Obama this organization and their illegal activities are.
More details on the Barack Obama/Acorn connection found at BarackBook.
Previously at WUA about ACORN.
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 02:17 PM CDT
I just made the mistake of deleting an objectionable comment. It was I believe from a certain "Larry". Larry it seems was very upset with me for continuing to write about the Berg v. Obama suit. Berg, according to our commenter Larry is a "Truther", by which I assume he means a 9/11 conspiracy theorist. He was so upset over my wasting my time -- all of our time -- covering this worthless story that he let me know that he was taking me off his Daily Read List. Immediately after receiving this crushing admonishment I received the url from Susan Duclos on her breaking story of a similar major suit being brought against the State of Washington for essentially the same reasons: allegedly allowing a unqualified candidate to run for President of the United States.
So there you have it. Even more people are now it appears wasting their valuable time over this non-issue. What are we to make of these wildly divergent opinions on the merits of this case? It certainly isn't going away, is it? In fact, despite the most valiant efforts of the naysayers to discredit it and dismiss it, it seems to be growing more formidable every day. I wonder why? I wonder why Mr. Obama would put himself and all of us through this long torturous ordeal when all he has to do is produce a simple document to make it, and us, all go away?
So, to all those disgruntled Larry's out there who are writing in to tell us how we are wasting our time on useless causes I will say this. For me, and many others like myself, the Berg story is extremely important. I don't care if he believes in the Easter Bunny or the Tooth fairy, if he or his case can hurt Obama's chances of ever getting hold of the reins of power to this vulnerable nation of ours I say go for it and go for it big. And don't let up for an instant. Yes, Berg is important and Acorn is important and Ayers is important and Dorhn is important and Rezko is important, and anyone anywhere out there who can help us to discredit this abomination of a candidate is important. These are the only weapons we have at our disposal. We are almost hopelessly outnumbered by delusional fools and a hopelessly biased media. We must use whatever we have at hand and hope that something sticks, something that could actually bring this evil Socialistic charlatan down . Something to make certain that he and his hate-spewing wife never ever set foot in the White House.
Between now and November 4 I will relentlessly pursue any scandal or whiff of scandal with all of my energy. I will beat the public over their heads with every new and old scandal that comes out of the woodwork until they see the light of the truth, or until I am arrested.
You say you're dismayed because I made common cause with someone of whom you do not approve. Well, my eager critic, know that I would eagerly make common cause with far worse than the controversial Atty Berg if I thought it would help to bring Barack Obama down.
How dare you presume to judge me. I have worked 13-14 hours a day, 7 days a week for months now just for this one single cause -- to defeat Barack Hussein Obama, and I have no intentions of slowing down. Not even if you take me off your Daily Read List.
All we can do at this point is put it all out there, all of the outrageous crimes and scandals and hope beyond hope that one of them, just one of them sticks, and that he is destroyed. For there is no other way, no other course. It's either him or us. Either Obama or America. Despair or hope. So either help us or get the hell out of the way. - rg
Posted: 15 Oct 2008 01:07 PM CDT
Family Security Matters has interviewed the plumber, Joe Wurzelbacher, who asked Barack Obama a question, which he explains in an exclusive interview with FSM:
Initially, I started off asking him if he believed in the American Dream and he said yes, he does – and then I proceeded to ask him then why he's penalizing me for trying to fulfill it. He asked, "what do you mean," and I explained to him that I'm planning on purchasing this company – it's not something I'm gonna purchase outright, it's something I'm going to have to make payments on for years – but essentially I'm going to buy this company, and the profits generated by that could possibly put me in that tax bracket he's talking about and that bothers me. It's not like I would be rich; I would still just be a working plumber. I work hard for my money, and the fact that he thinks I make a little too much that he just wants to redistribute it to other people. Some of them might need it, but at the same time, it's not their discretion to do it – it's mine.
Obama's answer to Mr. Wurzelbacher:
"It's not that I want to punish your success, I just want to make sure that everybody who is behind you, that they have a chance at success too. I think when you spread the wealth around, it is good for everybody."
Here is the YouTube video of the exchange where Obama told this hard working man that plans to b uy his own business, why he plans to take his hard fought earnings away from him, like some modern day Robin Hood.
Jake Tapper at ABC has more about the while exchange.
Joe Wurzelbacher, in his interview with Family Security Matters, has some thoughts on this "spread the wealth" around, redistribution of wealth idea that Obama has been pushing.
PM: So a potential tax increase – how do you see that affecting your ability to hire more people to work with you at your company?There is much more to the interview so head over to FSM and read the entire thing. These are the type of business men and women, people who have worked hard to get where they are, are planning to expand, and whom Barack Obama would "tax" aka "steal" their hard fought for profits, to give to others in his "redistribution" plan.
Socialism at it's core and people like Mr. Wurzelbacher is one of the millions of Americans Barack Obama would take from to give to others.
Hardworking men that provide for their families are the ones that Barack Obama would "punish" for being hard working, while handing their money to others.
Yeah, that is change you can believe in alright.
This and many more reasons is why hundreds of Economists are opposing Barack Obama's economic plan?
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