Posted: 25 Oct 2008 01:05 PM CDT
And the insanity continues. When I found this - on A Soldier's Perspective here, and From My Position....here, I almost couldn't believe it. But both those sites are active duty soldiers, so you KNOW they have it right. Read what they say, and then do what NEEDS to be done, NOW!:
GO! NOW! This cannot stand. Thank you.
*cross-posted in all the usual places!*
Posted: 25 Oct 2008 12:14 PM CDT
The Save Jersey.com Blog has the best sign ever.
First Amendment: Freedom of speech
Second Amendment: Right to bear arms
I guess Pennsylvania Republicans have decided to fight back against vandalism in their yards.
Posted: 25 Oct 2008 11:38 AM CDT
Within days of Wurzelbacher aka Joe The Plumber hitting the national stage after Barack Obama came to his neighborhood and he asked Obama about his tax plan, to which Obama said the words heard around the world now about "spreading the wealth" aka wealth redistribution, information started coming out about Joe Wurzelbacher and now there are investigations into whether Government computers were used to dig up dirt on Joe, according to the Columbus Dispatch.
Public records requested by The Dispatch disclose that information on Wurzelbacher's driver's license or his sport-utility vehicle was pulled from the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles database three times shortly after the debate.
If it is found during the investigation that the information was accessed illegally, it is a criminal offense:
The attorney general's office is investigating if the access of Wuzelbacher's BMV information through the office's Ohio Law Enforcement Gateway computer system was unauthorized, said spokeswoman Jennifer Brindisi.
Also being investigated is information pulled from the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency, even though there is no "child-support cases involving Wurzelbacher," and the State Highway Patrol is asking why the Toledo police pulled information on Wurzelbacher within 48 hours after the third presidential debate where Wurzelbacher, his question to Obama and Obama's answer was spoken about, at length.
It is a real pity that an everyday "Joe" cannot ask a presidential candidate that came to his own driveway, a question about policy without having his life turned into national fodder, instead of the candidate's answer being the issue in the spotlight.
A real shame.
All previous WUA pieces about Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher found here.
Posted: 25 Oct 2008 10:56 AM CDT
Video added of Interview:
Joe Biden and the Barack Obama campaign didn't like the fact they were not thrown 'softball' questions, by WFTV, in a recent interview with Joe Biden, so they canceled the following interview with Jill Biden and do not plan on allowing WFTV any more interviews.
WFTV-Channel 9's Barbara West conducted a satellite interview with Sen. Joe Biden on Thursday. A friend says it's some of the best entertainment he's seen recently. What do you think?
According to Laura K. McGinnis, Central Florida communications director for the Obama campaign, "This cancellation is non-negotiable, and further opportunities for your station to interview with this campaign are unlikely, at best for the duration of the remaining days until the election."
The reason McGinnis cited for this decision was because of the "experience" Joe Biden had when he was asked some tougher-than-expected questions.
WFTV news director Bob Jordan said "Mr. Biden didn't like the questions. We choose not to ask softball questions."
More news on Biden comes to us via LA Times' Top of the Ticket's Andrew Malcolm, who shows that when it comes to access to him from the press, Biden has been muzzled by the Obama campaign.
Democratic votes anyway, Biden's probably right. Look how well he did during the Democratic primaries. Sure wasn't an 18 million-vote-getter.
Then Malcolm points out that Biden also has not taken questions from the audiences of his rallies since he made that fateful comment about Hillary Clinton "might" have made a better vice presidential pick for Obama, back on Sept. 10, 2008. (Video here)
More from Top of the Ticket:
Tapper notes, fairly, that a Biden spokesman (is that job really necessary under the circumstances?) disagrees with that assessment. But then the political veteran adds: "in terms of general availability to their traveling press corps, Biden's and Palin's roles are switching."
ABC News' Political Punch recently confirmed that Palin has become much more accessible to the press than both Obama and Biden.
Truly I cannot blame the Obama campaign here since almost everything Biden does say publicly has been able to be used against Obama in a spectacular manner.
For example, the Hillary Clinton remark, his clean coal comments last month and his most recent gaffe informing supporters and getting caught on audio, that electing Barack Obama will cause an "international crisis" within the first six months of his presidency as he is "tested".
Perhaps they are right to keep Biden muzzled.
Posted: 25 Oct 2008 10:19 AM CDT
Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook
Philip Berg's lawsuit against Barack Obama and the DNC has been dismissed in a Philadelphia Federal Court.
Jeff Schreiber at America's Right is reporting that Judge Surrick finds that Berg lacks "standing," and further from Schreiber:
A judge's attitude toward the factual foundation of a plaintiff's claims is an essential factor in understanding just who indeed has standing to sue. The question running to the heart of the standing doctrine is whether or not the plaintiff indeed has a personal stake in the outcome of the otherwise justiciable matter being adjudicated. As has been discussed before many times here at America's Right, a plaintiff wishing to have standing to sue must show (1) a particularized injury-in-fact, (2) evidence showing that that the party being sued actually caused the plaintiff's particularized injury-in-fact, and (3) that adjudication of the matter would actually provide redress.What this means is that our Federal courts do not consider a possible fraudlent filing for the office of U.S. President, possible fraudlent campaign for President and possible fraudlent taking of the oath of office, and stepping into the Oval Office as an "injury" to the people of this country. That's the bottom line. Until an unqualified person actually takes the office, "we the people" have not been injured.
So who does have standing, Schrieber asks: "According to the Hon. R. Barclay Surrick, that's completely up to Congress to decide."
If, through the political process, Congress determines that citizens, voters, or party members should police the Constitution's eligibility requirements for the Presidency, then it is free to pass laws conferring standing on individuals like Plaintiff. Until that time, voters do not have standing to bring the sort of challenge that Plaintiff attempts to bring in the Amended Complaint.Assuming this is true, are we so naive as to think that Congress does not know this?
Maybe the DNC has properly vetted their candidate, but it appears they may not have done so, simply because they have not put this matter to rest.
I have had numerous commenters claiming that the DNC knows his citizenship status - because, as one commenter said "they check these things, you know." Well, if that is so, why would the Senate not have stepped up with a non-binding resolution declaring his natural born status, as they did on John MaCain's behalf? How incredible is this?
Read Schreiber's entire report which is packed with additional info.
Posted: 25 Oct 2008 08:22 AM CDT
TEAM Iraq at the MCM Forward
Running in support of TAPS!
Last week I told you about the Marine Corps Marathon. See that story here.
This weekend will see thousands of runners - Marines, Marine families and friends - running to honour their fallen brothers and sisters in arms. One special team is team Eli, and Eli's family will be participating in the run raising money for TAPS.
What you may not know is that while the Run and Remember is taking place in the US, in Washington, thousands of miles away, Marines in Al Asad, Iraq will also be running.
These 150 servicemen and women are part of MCM Forward. This is the third year that the Marathon has been run in Iraq simultaneously with Washington:
From TAPS official Press Release:
More information about donating to support a runner participating in the Marine Corps Marathon Forward in Iraq is available on the TAPS website here.
Major Megan M. McClung (April 14, 1972– December 6, 2006) was the first female United States Marine Corps officer killed in combat during the Iraq War. Maj McClung was serving as a public affairs officer in Al Anbar Province, Iraq when she was killed. (source)
For those of us unable to be in Washington - or in Iraq - we can watch the Run live. The Marine Corps Marathon: The People's Marathon, can be followed every step of the way. On their site, they have full instructions and links to lead you to the action. That is here: MCM
There will be approximately 30,000 runners in Washington this weekend. Through the miracles of modern technology, we CAN cheer on all the amazing runners in this 33rd Marine Corps Marathon - TAPS Run and Remember - from anywhere in the world.
Semper Fi, Marines.
Be sure and read below for stories of a few of the special runners in Marine Corps Marathon.
Posted: 25 Oct 2008 08:21 AM CDT
Some of the TAPS runners include:
Sixteen-year-old Katrina Wert, lost her father, US Marine Corps Master Sergeant Michael Wert, when he drowned while saving two boys at a North Carolina beach. Katrina helped her father in the water rescue, hauling the boogie board for the two boys who nearly drowned. Master Sergeant Wert was an intelligence chief for the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing at Cherry Point and had served in Operation Desert Storm and supported Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following his death, Katrina, an avid cross country runner, gave up her sport. But after hearing about the TAPS team in the Marine Corps Marathon, she decided to run to honor the memory of her father. Her younger brother, Michael, age 8, will honor their dad in the Healthy Kids Fun Run.
Jaime Boris will run the Marine Corps Marathon this year only weeks before the first anniversary of her husband's death in Afghanistan. US Army Captain David Boris, was killed with his gunner, Sgt. Adrian Hike, when an IED exploded on November 12, 2007.. Jaime wrote: "I am running to honor Dave and Adrian and to fulfill the plan that Dave and I had to run the Marine Corps Marathon together. Dave was not only my husband and my best friend; he was also my favorite running partner. I ran my first marathon, the 2004 Marine Corps Marathon, while he was deployed to Iraq. After he returned, we trained for and ran two marathons together (Berlin 2005 and Vienna 2006) and planned to run the MCM together after we moved back to the US from Germany. This October 26th I know he will be with me for all 26.2 miles as our friends and I run for TAPS in his honor."
When Renny Parker ran the Marine Corps Marathon in 2006 for the very first time, it was only months after the death of his son, US Marine Corps Sergeant Eli Parker, who was killed while conducting combat operations in Iraq. Renny ran again in 2007, and now has recruited nine of Eli's friends and family members to run with him. His wife Donna is also running the 10K at the Marine Corps Marathon this year. Renny wrote, "I live in central New York and I'm running the marathon in memory of my son, Marine Sgt. Elisha Parker, who was killed in Iraq on May 4, 2006. I also run and remember those close to Eli who gave their lives in Iraq: Cpl. Tyler Fey, LCpl. Robert Moscillo, Cp. Stephen Bixler, and others."
Xiomara Hall's husband left for Iraq in February 2008, leaving her at home with their four children. Then in March she received the knock on the door that every military family dreads, and found out that the love of her life, US Marine Corps Lt. Col. William G. Hall, had been killed in combat operations. Xiomara will run her first marathon at the Marine Corps Marathon and has organized an entire team of friends and family members to run alongside her for TAPS as Team Semper Fi. Their daughter, Tatianna, age 7, will run the Healthy Kids Fun Run in memory of her dad.
Mark Hurst (bib #25,226) is running in memory of Captain Eric "Boot" Das, who was killed in action in 2003 while flying an F15-E over Iraq. Hurst was part of the ground team send to recover his remains from the failed mission. He and his family have become close with Das' widow, Captain Nicole Das. During a deployment in Afghanistan in May 2004, Hurst was wounded in action and would later lose an eye.
Amanda Dodson of Anchorage, Alaska, will run the Marine Corps Marathon with the helping words of her father and running partner, Gary Dodson, alongside. They're running in memory of Amanda's fiancé, US Army Corporal Jason Corbett, who died in Karmah, Iraq on January 15, 2007 while attempting to help a foot patrol from his platoon under enemy fire. Amanda writes, "Jason was an active athlete and outdoorsman. As much as Jason enjoyed running, participating in this marathon is a wonderful way to honor him." On her run, she will carry a photo he gave her before deploying.
The TAPS "Run and Remember" team began with one runner. In 1996, Marie Campbell lost her husband, US Air Force Sergeant Dee "Soup" Campbell, when a terrorist truck bomb exploded at the Khobar Towers in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and took the lives of 19 air men. "TAPS helped me so much in those early years, and I ran the Marine Corps Marathon as part of my own healing," said Marie Campbell.
"Now I do this to give back to others who need grief and recovery support, so TAPS can continue to support the many surviving families who've lost someone serving in the military and are walking the road I once walked down," said Campbell. Today, Campbell is the director of the TAPS "Run and Remember" team, and organizes a 3-day event for the TAPS team. She'll be running her 8th marathon this year.
*I will be cross-posting these everywhere you usually find me including NewsBlaze here.;)*
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 09:07 PM CDT
National Journal does a good job in explaining the "funky" Campaign Donations Given to the Obama Campaign:
FEC Rules Leave Loopholes For Online Donation Data Reports Of Irregularities In Donations Under $200 Raise Questions Of Who Bears The Burden Of Filtering Out Improper Money by Neil Munro Friday, Oct. 24, 2008
Click Here for the rest of the story.
Posted: 24 Oct 2008 04:01 PM CDT
Well just when you think that Caryn "Whoopi Goldberg" Johnson can't say anything dumber she surprise us once again. The "View" host, whose only real talent is standing between Robin Williams and Billy Crystal during Comic Relief, had previously claimed that the US needed to pass a law every few years for African Americans to continue to be able to vote (she never heard that there was a constitutional amendment passed 150 years ago), now claims that terrorists have become more radical only because of President Bush.
Funny how this week we observed the 25th anniversary of the bombing of the military barracks in Beirut. Or During the Carter Administration the current president of Iran was taking over Iran. Man OH Man, Either Ms. Johnson is part of some sick TV prank or the woman is part of some secret CIA experiment in Artificial Stupidity, nobody can be this stupid naturally..can they? Read the transcript by Clicking HERE.
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