Posted: 31 Oct 2008 12:45 PM CDT
They cannot vote in our elections, but since we continue hearing idiocy from the left about how the Iraqi's hate us, we are invaders, yadda, yadda, yadda, it is interesting to see the truth get reported and very surprising that it is the AFP reporting honestly about this.
AFP, via Breitbart:
For five years Ali and Mohammed have lived alongside US soldiers in their Baghdad neighbourhood near Rasheed Street, a prominent commercial artery running through the heart of the Iraqi capital.
So, while they cannot vote in our elections, it is interesting to see who they would vote for if they could. After all, their future rests heavily on our actions, therefore they have a vested interest, even though they can do nothing themselves about it.
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 12:06 PM CDT
And a Samantha Rant!
Tracy Orr attended an auction of foreclosed homes, hers was one on the block for bid. She had bought her home in 2008 and just a month after purchasing it for $80,000 she lost her job. Orr fell behind on her payments and then went into foreclosure.A teary eyed Orr struck up a conversation with a stranger about her heartbreak, that stranger happened to be a God Send.
Marylin Mock was attending the auction to help her 27 year old son to purchase a house. After hearing Orr's dilemma she decided to buy the foreclosed home on a whim. She purchased the house for $30,000 then told Orr she could stay at her home and pay her instead of the bank.
What Marylin Mock did is a dream to many people in foreclosure who are facing homelessness and uncertainty. Just think about this. The house was worth $80,000, but was sold at a $50,000 loss for only $30,000. Why did this house have to go to auction and the bank lose money? Why didn't they work with Tracy who was struggling? What is so damn hard about giving an economic deferral to not only be a help to a client, but ensure a home loan?At $80,000 with about a 6.9% interest rate, Tracy's house payment is about $800 a month including escrow and possibly PMI (Private Mortgage Insurance). Keep in mind I am not a mortgage genious calculator or anything. So that means the bank will most likely be getting about $500 of that a month on a 30 year loan. That is $180,000 at the end of the loan. $100,000 profit! And not to mention the bank is paid first before much goes into the principle balance. So the bank gave up $100,000 profit to sell it at action for $30,000?! That is a $150,000 loss. That is just horrible business practice, let alone immoral to be kicking someone out of their home when you are willing to take it at such a loss. I bet Tracy could have easily afforded the payments of a $30,000 loan after she found a new job.
Folks this happening in the market is not a moral capitalism. This is an immoral action that in the end has effectively screwed over the entire nation. If people pulled their heads out of their behinds and actually looked at the numbers they would make wiser decisions. Because of this meltdown people are gun shy when it comes to capitalism. Look at the poll numbers, people are voting in a socialist. Now if that is what people want, whatever. I happened to disagree and feel there is more opportunity for success in a true capitalism. But even capitalism is out dated, we need economism, where people use their brains. What better way to ensure profit than to make sure people can afford your product? That means people need jobs, homes, and fair prices. In this way everyone who is willing will succeed.
Courtesy of Daughter of America
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 10:12 AM CDT
Thursday night reporters from papers that have endorsed John McCain, such as New York Post, Dallas Morning News and Washington Times, after having spent hundreds of thousands of dollars covering the Democratic vice presidential candidate, Barack Obama, were informed there would be no more room for them on the Obama plane in the last three days of the general election campaign.
Drudge reported originally on this and it has been confirmed by the Washington Times with their own article.
The Obama campaign informed the newspaper Thursday evening of its decision, which came two days after The Times editorial page endorsed Senator John McCain over Mr. Obama. The Times editorial page runs completely independent of the news department.
Fox News reports that the reasoning was "lack of seats" and the reporters tossed would be replaced with "network bigwigs and reporters from two black magazines."
This definitely fits with the theme we have seen in recent weeks where Joe Biden and the Obama campaign have banned access and interviews with stations that dared ask Biden some hard questions instead of softballs, which was reported on here and here.
The Moderate Voice also points out that Morning Joe today on MSNBC spoke generally about the coverage of Obama since 2007:
"All through this campaign, Barack Obama was the story the media wanted to tell. And if you ran against Obama, whether you were [Hillary] Clinton or John McCain, they were going to tear you to pieces."
I guess if they didn't kowtow to Obama we now know what the campaign would do...just refuse to allow their reporters access and or refuse interviews with those particular stations or papers.
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 09:55 AM CDT
Cross-posted by Maggie at Maggie's Notebook
I received a comment from the daughter of police officer who lost his friend and fellow officer in a Black Liberation Army murder, known as the Brinks robbery of 1981, in Nyack, New York. Bill Ayers' fellow Weather Underground bomber, Kathy Boudin, as well as other Weathermen, was involved in the Nyack shootings. I've asked for permission to add the comment here, so let's begin with this from Christine:
The first time I ever saw my Father cry was the day his friend Officer Brown was shot in the line of duty by the Weather Underground, in my hometown of Nyack NY.Christine has further clarified to me that it was not the Weather Underground but the Black Liberation Army that caused the deaths, but as I told her, there is a definite connection between the two.
William Ayers continues to say that the Weathermen ALWAYS notified their bomb targets that a bomb would be exploding within minutes. Hofstra University Professor Alan Singer, a spokesman for a recent petition in support of Bill Ayers' "character," a petition with some-3200 signatures, recently said in an interview that Ayers' actions placed no one's life was in jeopardy. We know that is not true.
Here is how Christine's story is related to Bill Ayers?
After the Weather Underground's extensive and successful bombings of U.S. Federal buildings, the group's bomb makers huddled in a New York townhouse basement, building a bomb to blow up a military dance at Fort Dix, NJ. The bomb blew early...killing three Weathermen - one of which was Bill Ayers' love interest, and sending one occupant who was taking a shower at the time of the explosion, into the streets, naked and bleeding. Her name is Kathy Boudin and she is a Weather Undergrounder. The townhouse owner, and also a Weatherman, Cathy Wilkerson, also survived.
No lives at jeopardy?
Meanwhile, the fire consumed the townhouse as gas lines exploded and windows shattered into the street. But firefighters were able to get hoses on the inferno quickly and soon, it was brought under control. In the early evening, a man's body was found in the basement and a short time later, a woman's torso was discovered on the first floor. Police also found several handbags with personal identifications that were stolen from college students over the previous few months. Late that same night, cops located at least 60 sticks of dynamite, a live military antitank shell, blasting caps and several large metal pipes packed solid with explosives. Neighbors, including actor Dustin Hoffman, who lived next door, began leaving in droves. Read here.Boudin and the Weather Underground were now forever tied with the first domestic terrorism building bombing in New York City. Eleven years after the self-detonation of the bomb makers in the townhouse, Boudin came out of hiding and for whatever reasons, and joined the Black Liberation Army.
In Nyack, New York the plan was to hold up a Brinks security truck. Boudin was slated to drive the getaway vehicle, and David Gilbert (at times identified as Boudin's husband) was there also. The heavily armed and trigger-happy Black Liberation Army quickly shot one security guard dead and critically wounded a second, took the money, and jumped in the back of Boudin's getaway truck.
They sped away with the BLA in the back of the truck. In the resulting chaos, Gilbert was at the wheel and Boudin in the passenger seat. Two police officers stopped the getaway truck. Members of the Black Liberation Army broke from the back of the truck and mowed down the officers in cold blood. The dead were Sergeant Edward O'Grady, and Officer Waverly Brown.
Officer Brown was Christine's father's friend and fellow officer. He was an Air Force veteran of the Korean War. He was the first Black American member of Nyack's police department, and had served his community as a policeman for 15 years at the time of his murder. His friends called him "Chipper."
Later, Dad was asked to serve as a sharpshooter on the courthouse roof at the arraignment of the survivors (several of them died too at the shootout over a Brinks truck they were trying to steal).Kathy Boudin said she was just a "white decoy" in the whole affair. She had a 14 month old son at the time of the Black Liberation Army murders. Boudin spent 22 years of a 20 years-to-life sentence. She was paroled in Fall of 2003 to loud protests. Her son, Chesa Boudin, was raised by Weather Undergrounders, Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn.
From Outlaws of America, by Dan Berger,
In a communique, Weather urged people to support the BLA as one of many righteous expressions of Black anger at racism.Notes:
Sgt. Edward O'Grady II was the other Nyack policeman shot to death that day. He was a former U.S. Marine, he served two tours in Vietnam, he worked as a volunteer fire fighter, and he was the youngest member of the police force to achieve the rank of Sergeant. His son went on to graduate the U.S. Naval Academy.
The Black Liberation Army armed robbers were:
Mutulu Shakur, Duwasi Balagoon, Sekou Odinga, Cecilio Fergusan, Solomon Bouines
Former Weather Undergrounders and May 19th Communist Organization involved:
David Gilbert, Samuel Brown, Judith Alice Clark, Kathy Boudin, Marilyn Buck
Ambush: The Brinks Robbery of 1981
Officer Down Memorial Page - Officer Waverly L. Brown
Officer Down Memorial Page - Sergeant Edwar J. O'Grady, Jr.
Megyn Kelly Levels Hofstra Professor
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 04:28 PM CDT
Chuckle worthy to say the least.
After the left tried so hard to connect al-Qaeda to some type of McCain endorsement, Reuters spoils the "meme."
An al Qaeda leader has called for President George W. Bush and the Republicans to be "humiliated," without endorsing any party in the upcoming U.S. presidential election, according to a video posted on the Internet.
Notice the wording here from Reuters.
Al-Qaeda is not endorsing anyone but they are stating who they want to lose the election.
HMMMMMMMM, how hard is that to see through?
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 03:18 PM CDT
LA Times, Shame on You is the chant the protesters are yelling as they protest the LA Times for refusing to release a video they "claim" they have of Barack Obama at a farewell party for Rashid Khalidi, more on that in my piece yesterday suggesting we all contact the Times and demand they release the tape and let voters decide for themselves what they think of it.
YouTube Video below is of the protest and more photos of the protest can be found at Mere Rhetoric.
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 02:49 PM CDT
Coutesy of Naomi Ragen
From National Review Online
From journalist Tom Gross
Thursday, October 30, 2008, 08.53 AM
Within the last hour, the first exit poll of 817 Americans in Israel, who attended U.S. election voting events in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv on Tuesdayevening to vote by absentee ballot, has been released. A startling 76 percent of those polled said that they had voted for John McCain. This contrasts sharply with pre-election polls of American Jews in the U.S., which indicate a strong preference for Obama. The exit poll findings of American voters in Israel are all the more surprising because less than one in four were registered Republicans, and 46% of registered Democrats living in Israel said they had crossed party lines to vote McCain. By contrast, the Republican crossover to Obama wasminimal - just 2%. The votes are significant as almost half of the 42,000 registered U.S.voters living in Israel come from key swing states including Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania.In the 2000 and 2004 elections, Israel had the third-largest group of American voters abroad, after Canada and Britain.
The exit poll was commissioned by Votefromisrael.org, an independent,non-partisan organization dedicated to promoting voter registration and participation amongst American citizens living in Israel.
SARKOZY: OBAMA'S STANCE ON IRAN IS "UTTERLY IMMATURE"
More than half of the respondents listed foreign policy (including Israel and Iran policy) as the most important factor influencing their vote.Separately, in a poll for the country's largest newspaper, Yediot Ahronot, most Israelis in general (not just Americans living in Israel) said they would prefer McCain because they are concerned about the anti-Israeli positions of many of the people Barack Obama has appointed to advise him onforeign policy, and because - in the words of French President Nicolas Sarkozy as quoted in Tuesday's Ha'aretz newspaper - Obama's stance on Iranis "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content." In most countries, according to opinion polls, if the local populations had a vote in next week's American elections, they would choose Obama over McCain. Among the exceptions (where McCain would win) are Israel, Iraq, Georgia and the Philippines (all countries that have had to cope with terrorism).
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 01:57 PM CDT
CBS News takes an in depth look into Barack Obama's promises versus the reality of the situations and Obama comes up short on what he needs to keep his promises.
Without question, the Barack Obama infomercial served as a very slick and powerful recitation of the biggest promises he's made as a presidential candidate. But the very bigness of his ideas is the problem: he seems blind to the concept his numbers don't add up.
They list five different facts showing that Obama cannot keep his promises to his supporters or the American people and they end by making the following point:
If he closes every loophole as promised, saves every dime from Iraq, raises taxes on the rich and trims the federal budget as he's promised to do "line by line," he still doesn't pay for his list. If he's elected, the first fact hitting his desk will be the figure projecting how much less of a budget he has to work with - thanks to the recession. He gave us a very compelling vision with his ad buy tonight. What he did not give us was any hint of the cold reality he's facing or a sense of how he might prioritize his promises if voters trust him with the White House.
Go read the whole thing, the reality that Obama supporters close their eyes and ignore, because they cannot dispute it, is the basic simple fact that 2 + 2 equals 4, except in ObamaWorld.
Posted: 30 Oct 2008 01:18 PM CDT
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