Friday, October 31, 2008

McKenzie -11yo Girl Sets New Record for Field Stripping AR15

1 minute

McKenzie -11yo Girl Sets New Record for Field Stripping An AR15 Machine Gun

This is a comment sent to WRH after the writer saw this video.

1) If this was a video of an 11 year old from ANY OTHER country knowing how to do this so well practiced, there would be cries of child soldiers being trained to fight against Americans, child abuses as clearly they are militarizing her, etc. But in america, its just almost natural looking that a girl would so CASUALLY demonstrate her knowledge of MILITARY equipment! Like it's normal for children to have access to military equipment. Reminds me of the children bomb signers in Israel.

2) I'd love to ask her exactly what age she plans to be when she makes her first HUMAN kill, or has she already done so. After all, one can't say she learned her gun enthusiasm through hunting. This is an assault rifle. Used for hunting is absurd unless you americans have some SERIOUSLY pissed off animals! If it's just target practice for fun, I ask her again what she's practicing to shoot with her military gun.

3) While I see your points for having everyone access to a weapon for self defense (police after all are useless for protection), I see the sheer obsession with guns, and you americans have to ask yourself, If you need access to a military assault rifle for defense, you are living in one screwed up country! If you just THINK you do, then you are paranoid to the extreme. All other reasons for the gun are to attack, which is psychotic. So which it is gun nuts, are you paranoid, psychotic, or just have no faith in your own fellow Americans? Really now, a simpler weapon would be enough.

4) Seems the problems in your culture are always solved through violence and guns, even on a local neighbourhood level. You encourage everyone to be armed and to just start shooting whenever required. Diplomacy, peaceful solutions, they are always secondary first reaction is to reach for the gun. Your culture jokes about it (the redneck on the porch with the shotgun), the troopers and border agents always hand on the gun even in a traffic stop, always insisting that everyone needs the right to bear arms, etc. So WHY is it so shocking when you see your countries leaders starting wars indiscriminately with shoot first politics, and WHY is it so shocking when you see school shootings, and WHY is it so shocking when other countries are trying to get nuclear arms (big guns on an international scale) when your own culture can't shut up about how important it is??? Don't you see how silly you look?

Just a few rants that passed through my mind when I saw the cheery smiling future mercenary.

Obama's commercial October 29th

The Obama campaign paid for a 30-minute spot on 7 channels smack dab in the middle of primetime.

Obama's Resume

Misconceptions about Obama

2 minutes

This is at a Palin Rally in Ohio


Thursday, October 30, 2008

CNN Catches McCain Spokesman Lying

2 Minutes

CNN Rick Sanchez discussing Rashid Khalidi with McCain Spokesman Mike Goldfarb.
Rick catches Mike in a lie and SHUTS HIM DOWN.
This is a JEWISH McCain spokesperson who is CAUGHT in a lie and CANNOT name one other person apart from Khalidi who is anti-semetic and who Obama pals around with. He does name William Ayers, but Ayers is not anti-semetic.
WHY WHY must the mccain campaign continue tell these lies about Barack Obama?

Sarah Palin - Road to Victory - Erie PA

5 minutes

4 minutes

Gov Sarah Palin - Erie PA - Oct 30, 2008.
Notice the audience behind her.
All Caucasian. No African Americans. No Asians.
Notice how close the camera is.
I wonder how many EMPTY seats there were.
I wonder how SMALL the venue was?

(edited to add)
Now I know I said I dont post comments from anyone called Anonymous, but I posted the below two comments because they describe the venue, the crowd and the numbers at this rally. At least 8000 people of all ethnicities and ages were present and there were no empty seats. This anonymous person was giving useful information - for which I say thank you and Happy Halloween.

So that I am not seen as biased...
Lets just add that Obama regularly has over 100,000 people coming to his rallies.
8000 versus 100,000
I'll leave it you to decide who is the better candidate.

The training starts at a very young age

12 seconds

The training starts at a very young age

Sarah Palin has never seen Russia from her House

5 Minutes

Just when you thought the whole "I can see Russia from Alaska" thing couldn't get any funnier...CNN's Gary Tuchman delivers the goods: it turns out that Sarah Palin has NEVER seen Russia from Alaska.

Tuchman went up to the part of Alaska from which you can actually see Russia, a remote island called Little Diomede located just 2.4 miles from its Russian twin, Big Diomede.

It turns out Gary Tuchman's trip to Little Diomede sets him apart from Sarah Palin -- because she's never actually been there, nor has she set eyes on its neighbor in Russia.

Tuchman says that only 150 people live on Little Diomede, and that the town of Diomede has no streets and no cars. The poverty rate is over 40%, there is no television, and the only practical way to reach it is by helicopter. Anchorage (near Palin's hometown) is 550 miles away.

No Alaskan governor has ever visited Little Diomede, though indicted U.S. Senator Ted Stevens has made the trip. The town's residents barely knew who Palin was, and one of them didn't know she was the VP nominee.

It's going to be fun watching McCain-land spin this one, and it's going to be even more fun watching Tina Fey parody it.

John McCain's ads are LIES.

4 minutes

We have to spread the truth about McCain ourselves because it's clear the corporate media won't. NOW. FAST. FURIOUS. EVERYWHERE.

We are in the two-minute drill with no timeouts. No more sitting on the sidelines and allowing the McCain campaign to rack up points with countless distortions.

As we've seen, once the truth gets out, it's hard to stop. In the last few days we have seen a disgusting descent into the worst of sleazy smear politics. We need to spread the facts and the truth. Send this to your friends and relations, especially if they are unsure or undecided—they're more willing to believe you than a talking head!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Joe the Plumber says an Obama vote means death to Israel

5 minutes

This video is from Fox's Studio B, broadcast October 28, 2008.

The all-out effort from John McCain's presidential campaign to scare voters into backing the Republican candidate continued apace on Tuesday as McCain surrogate Joe the Plumber agreed that a Barack Obama presidency would mean the "death of Israel" and end democracy in America.

The Ohio plumber, who has no license and is actually named Samuel Wurzelbacher, spoke at a McCain campaign event in Columbus Monday. A McCain supporter asked if "a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel." JTP hardly batted an eye.

"I'll go ahead and agree with you on that," Wurzelbacher said.

The push-back against Wurzelbacher's comments began, somewhat unexpectedly, at Fox News.

The network noted that the McCain campaign seemed hesitant to distance itself from Wurzelbacher. Correspondent Carl Cameron said that the McCain campaign was going to put out an ad today criticizing Obama policies on Israel.

"Just a coincidence?" he asked. "We report you decide."

Later Tuesday afternoon, Shepard Smith pressed Wurzelbacher on his comments, reminding the woefully misinformed McCain backer that Obama has consistently voiced support for Israel. Pressed several times to explain how he could agree with the conclusion that Obama would lead to the death of the Jewish state, Wurzelbacher was unable to come up with any good reasons aside from Obama's position in favor of negotiating with rogue regimes such as Iran.

"You don't want my opinion on foreign policy," Wurzelbacher said. "I know just enough to kind of be dangerous."

Smith seemed to agree with that assessment, implying that the only source for Wurzelbacher and the supporter's concern was "hateful things spread on the Internet." The host clearly worried that Wurzelbacher's endorsement of such a view might inspire violence against the candidate.

Why, Smith asked, would Wurzelbacher believe Obama was lying when he spoke of the importance of Israel's relationship with the United States.

Wurzelbacher was flummoxed. All he could offer was an appeal for people to "go out and find their own reasons ... go out and get informed."

If only the "plumber" had bothered to take his own advice before jumping onto the national stage. Smith, for his part, made sure to set his audience straight on the facts.

"I just want to make this 100 percent perfectly clear, Barack Obama has said repeatedly and demonstrated repeatedly that Israel will always be a friend of the United States, no matter what happens once he becomes President of the United States, his words," Smith said after the interview ended. "The rest of it, man, it just gets frightening sometimes."

In Ohio, Wurzelbacher went on to reiterate McCain's attempts to paint Obama as a socialist, The Associated Press reports.

"I'm honestly scared for America," Wurzelbacher said.

He later said Obama would end the democracy that the U.S. military had defended during wars.

"I love America. I hope it remains a democracy, not a socialist society. ... If you look at spreading the wealth, that's honestly right out of Karl Marx's mouth," Wurzelbacher said.

"No one can debate that. That's not my opinion. That's fact."
McCain's campaign has used the "spread the wealth" line to attack Obama ever since the Democratic candidate used it to inartfully describe his tax proposals.

The attempts to compare Obama's relatively modest restructuring of the progressive tax system to Marxism strikes most reasonable observers as patently absurd, but the attack seems to be all the foundering McCain campaign has left. Obama's proposal would raise the tax rate on income above $250,000 from 36 to 39 percent and lower taxes for middle-class Americans.

McCain's campaign also has heavily courted Jewish voters, who will be a crucial voting bloc in Florida and other swing states.

Wurzelbacher's agreement that Obama would portend the death of Israel, though, seems to go beyond rhetoric the McCain campaign has employed so far. Until Tuesday, that kind of fear-mongering was mostly limited to right-wing blogs.

The McCain campaign said Wurzelbacher and the supporter's views were there own regarding Israel, but they did not forcefully repudiate the attack, Fox News's Carl Cameron reported just after the rally.

A Republican National Committee spokesman later gave Fox a longer statement that largely skirted the issue.

"While he's clearly his own man, so far Joe has offered some penetrating and clear analysis that cuts to the core of many of the concerns that people have with Barack Obama's statements and policies," RNC spokesman Jeff Sadosky said. "Whether it is Obama's willingness to sit down unconditionally with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, or his plans to redistribute the paychecks of hardworking Americans, there is good reason to question the judgment that Obama would bring to the Oval Office."

Cameron noted the statement "doesn't say whether or not McCain agrees" with Wurzelbacher and the supporter and said McCain "won't go too far" to distance himself from the man who's become a campaign centerpiece.

Voting Concerns

2 minutes

She complained

2 minutes

He tried to prove that it was JUST a calibration fault BUT the machine still made the same mistake even after calibration. And he had NO explanation.

There is also a general warning online, to NOT vote a Straight Democratic Ticket. Your votes may end up being for someone else. Here is the warning.

Monday, October 27, 2008

John McCain is a Follower - NOT a Maverick.

1 minute

Johnny has flip flopped on various policies. Will he do that even while he is president? His policies were maverick - not any more. Now his policies are exactly the same as the right wing republicans. These are not the actions of a maverick. They are the actions of a follower.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The McCain Campaign may not want you to see this.

8 minutes

More at The Uptake.
If there's one thing both the McCain and Obama campaigns agree on it's that the election will be close in Florida. The McCain campaign says it has more volunteers than the Democrats and that ultimately gives them the edge. McCain's Central Florida Campaign Manger says ACORN and the Democrats have to rely on paid workers.

However, the McCain campaign is hiring paid workers who sometimes also call themselves volunteers. The UpTake's Sam Mayfield talked to a few of them... and that's when one McCain campaign worker decided you shouldn't see what is going on and threatened to have her arrested.

I wonder if this has anything to do with the JAGs that are out and about asking people to fill out absentee voting forms and promising they will return those votes to the election office. This is happening in Jacksonville, Florida.

"Jags for McCain" Offer to Cast Ballots on Behalf of Argyle Homeowners

Is John McCain a US Natural Born citizen?

There is no video for this, but I am posting it because there is a lot of noise online about whether or not McCain is eligible to be president. The election is now only 10 days away.

Mccain was born in Panama in 1936 but he was NOT made a US citizen until congress passed a law in 1937. (a military base is NOT US soil).

the 1937 law is here (PDF)

BUT that same law did NOT make him (or any other person) a "natural born citizen" as the Constitution requires. That is why Mccain is NOT eligible to be president.
The washington post explains the details.

Another article in the NY Times

So guess what happened in April this year?
Congress passed a resolution.
S.RES.511 Title: A resolution recognizing that John Sidney McCain, III, is a natural born citizen. Latest Major Action: 4/30/2008 Passed/agreed to in Senate. Status: Resolution agreed to in Senate without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent.

If Congress has to make it legal - then he was not a natural born citizen in the first place - so he is NOT eligible.

One other thing - about Military bases -
"7 FAM 1116.1-4 Not Included in the Meaning of "In the United States" (TL:CON-64; 11-30-95)

...c. Despite widespread popular belief, U.S. military installations abroad and U.S. diplomatic or consular facilities are not part of the United States within the meaning of the 14th Amendment. A child born on the premises of such a facility is not subject to the jurisdiction of the United States and does NOT acquire U.S. citizenship."

US military bases, consulates and embassies are NOT US soil. How interesting.
Therefore any child born in one of the above facilities is ONLY a US citizen if his parents are US citizens.
The law says nothing about being a natural born citizen.

It's an interesting question as to whether the 1790 law still applies in light of the fact that U.S. nationality law is now solely within the purview of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C) Act of June 27, 1952, As Amended.
This is the 1790 act.

Unfortunately, the 1790 "law" is not law today. The USC 1401 defines a "citizen . . . at birth." As far as I can tell, the old 1790 statute is just that, an old statute, no longer law. The current statute does not define "natural born citizen." Congress may not have the power to define that term.

The requirements for the Presidency are that the candidate be a "Natural Born" citizen. The grey area for McCain is that he was born of two American parents, which makes him automatically an American citizen, but he was born outside the United States, so his citizenzhip is technical, not Natural Born.
Congress did pass a law making births in the Canal Zone legally equivelant to being born inside the United States (1937), but that law was passed after McCain's birth, therefore it does not apply. The Senate, via a "Sense of the Senate" bill (see S.RES.511 above) declared McCain a natural born citizen by fiat. Just how much weight that would have if McCain's citizenship ever wound up before the US Supreme Court is open to debate, but if McCain loses the election and tries to challenge on the basis of claims that Obama is not a natural-born citizen, then McCain's own grey birth will come back to haunt him and we might wind up with Ron Paul after all! :)
Michael Rivero, WRH

One last thing.
Here is John McCain's birth certificate - and an article stating why he is NOT eligible to be President.

Obamas birth certificate is here.

John McCain cannot control his brother Joe McCain

2 minutes

Joe McCain calls 911 about a traffic jam

Friday, October 24, 2008

Houston Registrar claims rampant voter fraud to deny hundreds

8 minutes

Houston Registrar claims rampant voter fraud to deny hundreds

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Am I being detained?

3 minutes

He is NOT being detained, but he is NOT free to go either.
All he has to do is to answer one simple question.
The DHS is asking for his citizenship.

It would have been nice if the driver had asked Agent Gonzalez for HIS citizenship - but that might have landed the driver in jail, so probably not a good idea.

Also see below post - The US border has moved!!!!


And here is Another Story

In Laredo Texas, this violation of our rights is a way of life. Post 9/11, the questioning has gotten more invasive even after citizenship has been established and Fido hasn't alerted to anything illegal. But is immigration enforcement the true mission of the CBP? Apparently not, according to Carlos X. Carrillo, the BP chief in Laredo. The words straight from his mouth are:

"The Border Patrol's job is not to stop illegal immigrants.
The Border Patrol's job is not to stop narcotics.
The Border Patrol's mission is not to stop criminals.
The Border Patrol's mission is to stop terrorists and terrorist weapons from entering the country."

Read the whole story here

So there is an apparent internal conflict of the CBP mission. And if Carrillo's statement is true, then the pretense of questioning US citizens to enforce immigration law is false.

The US Border has moved!!!!

5 minutes



You’re driving along a remote, dusty road, when suddenly you come upon a border patrol checkpoint. There, agents demand to see your identity papers, and search your car. You are taken by surprise, because you know you haven’t wandered across the Texas-Mexico border. In fact, you’re quite sure of that, because you’re driving through rural Wisconsin countryside west of Green Bay. Even the Canadian border is more than 90 miles away.

This scene is not as far-fetched as you might want to believe. The government is turning vast swaths of our country into a “Constitution-Free Zone” in which U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) is allowed to exercise extraordinary authority that would not normally be permitted under the Constitution. The government says that “the border” — where there is a longstanding view that the Constitution does not fully apply — actually stretches 100 miles inland from the nation’s “external boundary.” And increasingly, we are seeing DHS vigorously utilize that authority.

Today (23 Oct 2008) we held a press conference at the National Press Club here in D.C. to try to draw attention to this problem — and the fact that, as we showed, nearly two-thirds of the U.S. population live within this “Constitution-Free Zone.” That’s 197.4 million people.

We calculated this using the most recent, 2007 numbers from the U.S. Census, and released a map showing the cities and states that are enveloped by this zone.

It includes some of the largest metropolitan areas in the country: New York City, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. States that are completely within this Constitution-Free Zone include Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, and Rhode Island. When you say “border,” they think “all of New England.”

CBP has been setting up checkpoints far inland — on highways in states such as California, Texas and Arizona, and at ferry terminals in Washington State. Typically, the agents ask drivers and passengers about their citizenship. People are also reporting that even after they provide passports or state driver’s licenses, CBP continues to interrogate them and try to pressure them into permitting a search.

At our press conference today in the National Press Club here in DC, two U.S. citizens described their experiences with CBP.

Vince Peppard, a retired social worker, told of being stopped and harassed by the border authorities at least 15 miles from the Mexico border with his wife, Berlant. [She is from Syria and this is the letter of complaint that Vince wrote after the incident]

Craig Johnson, a music professor at a San Diego college, told how he participated in a peaceful demonstration near the border to protest against the destruction of a state park so that a fence could be constructed along the U.S. border. CBP agents monitored the protest and collected the license plate information of those who participated. Since this protest, Mr. Johnson has twice crossed the US-Mexico border and, each time, he has been pulled aside for additional screening. He was taken to another room, handcuffed and questioned. On his first crossing, he was also partially stripped and subjected to a body cavity search. A CBP agent also told Mr. Johnson that he was on an “armed and dangerous” list. Before the protest, Mr. Johnson crossed the US-Mexico border numerous times without incident. It is difficult to believe that his subsequent harassment at the border is unrelated to his protest activity. If it is related, that would constitute a significant abuse.

Congress needs to hold hearings to investigate these egregious violations of Americans’ civil liberties, and then pass new laws protecting Americans’ rights.

I guarantee you that if these powers are not challenged, if the American people do not push back, sooner or later a factory worker in southern New Hampshire, a farmer in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, or yes, some guy driving across rural Wisconsin, will wake up to find that they have lost their right to go about their business, and travel around inside their own country, without interference from the authorities.

Barry Steinhardt,
Director, ACLU Technology & Liberty Program

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm a little confused....

3 minutes

An excellent means of seeing pictures of Barack Obama when he was at Harvard University.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Protesters trying to block Palin's car

1 minute

Protesters try to block Palin's car but get taken down by cops. Protesters in Grand Junction, Colorado, try to block Gov. Sarah Palin's motorcade. There is NO more free speech in America.

Also WHY does Sarah Palin need such a LARGE convoy??

Sarah Palin Top 10 Best Quotes

6 minutes

Top 10 Sarah Palin Quotes
1."As for that VP talk all the time, I'll tell you, I still can't answer that question until somebody answers for me what is it exactly that the VP does every day?" --Sarah Palin, interview with CNBC's "Kudlow & Co", July 2008 (Watch video clip)
2. "As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border." --Sarah Palin, explaining why Alaska's proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience, interview with CBS's Katie Couric, Sept. 24, 2008 (Watch video clip)
3. "Well, let's see. There's -- of course -- in the great history of America rulings there have been rulings." --Sarah Palin, unable to name a Supreme Court decision other than Roe vs. Wade, interview with Katie Couric, CBS News, Oct. 1, 2008 (Watch video clip)
4. "All of 'em, any of 'em that have been in front of me over all these years." --Sarah Palin, unable to name a single newspaper or magazine she reads, interview with Katie Couric, CBS News, Oct. 1, 2008 (Watch video clip)
5. "I told the Congress, 'Thanks, but no thanks,' on that Bridge to Nowhere." Sarah Palin, who was for the Bridge to Nowhere before she was against it, multiple
6. "Oil and coal? Of course, it's a fungible commodity and they don't flag, you know, the molecules, where it's going and where it's not. But in the sense of the Congress today, they know that there are very, very hungry domestic markets that need that oil first. So, I believe that what Congress is going to do, also, is not to allow the export bans to such a degree that it's Americans that get stuck to holding the bag without the energy source that is produced here, pumped here. It's got to flow into our domestic markets first." --Sarah Palin, billed by John McCain as the nation's foremost expert on energy, clumsily answering a question while speaking off the cuff at a town hall meeting, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Sept. 17, 2008
7. "I'll try to find you some and I'll bring them to you." --Sarah Palin, asked by Katie Couric to cite specific examples of how John McCain has pushed for more regulation in his 26 years in the Senate, CBS interview, Sept. 24, 2008 (Watch video clip)
8. "That's exactly what we're going to do in a Palin and McCain administration." --Sarah Palin, elevating herself to the top of the ticket, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Sept. 18, 2008 (Watch video clip)
9. "Perhaps so." --Sarah Palin, when asked if we may need to go to war with Russia because of the Georgia crisis, ABC News interview, Sept. 11, 2008
10. "I'm the mayor, I can do whatever I want until the courts tell me I can't.'" --Sarah Palin, as quoted by former City Council Member Nick Carney, after he raised objections about the $50,000 she spent renovating the mayor's office without approval of the city council

Sarah says the VP is in Charge Of US Senate

50 seconds

Sarah Palin: VP Is 'In Charge Of United States Senate'

My other sources tell me that the Majority Leader is in charge of the Senate. The VP sits in the chamber only to break tie votes.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Sunday, October 19, 2008

John Cleese on Sarah Palin

2 minutes

John Cleese is a British comedian. He was in the James Bond movies as the new Q, starting with The World Is Not Enough (1999), in which he began as R before graduating to Q. Cleese also used to be in the British Monty Python comedy group which also included Michael Palin. Michael Palin is the one who now does the various trips around the world and makes documentaries of the trips. These documentaries are very interesting as well.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Fact checking Sarah Palin's VP debate

Keith Olbermann fact-checks Sarah Palin's responses in the VP debate held on October 3rd, 2008. The debate is posted here.

In a string of interviews and in the much-hyped vice-presidential debate, Sarah Palin has perfected the art of palinizing. The tactic is a painfully transparent political filibuster of sorts. When Palin is presented with a question she either does not understand or that she does not want to answer truthfully, she opens her mouth and out pours a waterfall of GOP buzzwords, cascading haphazardly from her lips and leaving listeners drenched in the horrific realization that this small-town mayor turned newbie governor from Alaska is, quite simply, both an idiot and a liar.

Palinizing is above all the art of distraction, with the goal of diverting attention away from a fault (in Palins case, ignorance) and towards the glittering veneer of hollow talking points which dazzle but do nothing in terms of answering the question presented. For Palins most ardent fans, the evasiveness is perceived as a much-deserved slap in the face to the "mainstream" media. For her detractors and even those who are ambivalent towards her, Palins verbal hopscotch is infuriating.

At the debate, Palin was in full form, so much so that she brazenly told moderator Gwen Ifill that no, she was not going to answer the question posed. She then proceeded to read from her notecards the attack scripted by the hands of another—that Barack Obama was a dangerous liberal, or that he would raise the "white flag of surrender." This weeks SNL parody, painfully mirroring truth, had Tina Fey telling moderator Queen Latifah that, "no thank you," she would "ignore" the questions and talk about what she wanted to talk about instead.

On the other side of the stage, Joe Biden delivered attacks of his own. But the quality of his attacks were, as so much was that night, much different in style and substance than those of his opponent. In answering the questions posed—and yes, Biden did answer them--he unleashed on McCain, methodically dissecting the "maverick" myth and thrashing McCains policy proposals. He frequently praised McCains personal character—so much so that that in itself became a subject of parody on Saturday Night Live.

Bidens attacks were advocacy-oriented, which Palins were adversary-oriented. When Biden lashed out, even when referencing McCain, he did so for or against policy proposals and political philosophies. When Palin lashed out, she lashed out at Obama or Biden, as individuals.

In other words, when Biden attacked, one felt as if he was speaking on behalf of a middle class full of indignation at the status quo. When Palin attacked, one felt as if she was speaking on behalf of herself, and John McCain, the "team of mavericks."..She meandered around a field of GOP buzzwords until she stumbled upon a clearing where she could squeeze in one of the assembled attacks on her cards. It was fierce Republican politics. It was farce.

Fast forward to the weekend after the debate. It has become clear that Palins Cliff Notes performance was neither enough to salvage her reputation among the general electorate nor enough to rescue McCains ailing presidential campaign. Just as Palin was when asked the most basic of questions what do you read, what Supreme Court case do you disagree with, what is your view on the Bush Doctrine — the McCain camp is cornered. And just as the vice-presidential nominee has done time and time again, the McCain campaign is palinizing.

The American people are asking of the candidates a serious question: how will you put our country back on track? Rather than provide a direct answer, the McCain campaign has exhibited a wholesale embrace of the tactic that Palin has made legend: it is attempting the change the subject to distract from the fact that it has no acceptable answer to the question posed. And like Palin, who so flippantly boasted that no, she would not answer the question posed, the McCain campaign has made no effort to hide the fact that it is going negative precisely to avoid a debate on the issues, a debate which it has until now decidedly lost.

And so, we welcome again the William Ayers attacks into the campaign. Surely, the resurrection of the Ayers issue will be accompanied by the second coming of the Wright issue and the Rezko issue as Republicans attempt to shed a negative light on Obamas character.

South Carolina senate race 2008

I cant embed this video because the code is wrong.

South Carolina Senate Race 2008

This is the debate between the South Carolina GOP incumbent Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Bob Conley. Dated October 11, 2008.

The contrast between these two is incredible - on one hand you have a war-mongering neo-con who happens to be John McCain's personal travel buddy, and on the other hand you have a patriot who understands what government intervention does. Conley all the way!

John Perkins Speech

Video speech
John Perkins Speech about his New Book
The Secret History of the American Empire
Cody's Bookshop, Berkeley, San Francisco
June 2007
Speech 1 hour 22 minutes
I posted about John's Perkins last week.

Zeitgeist Addendum

2 hours, 3 minutes

Zeitgeist: Addendum, by Peter Joseph 2008

This is the Addendum of Zeitgeist. It opens with a very important economic lesson.
Part 2 of this movie (at 25 minutes) is an interview with John Perkins, Author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, who explained how these EHMs developed an invisible empire. A whole new way of manipulating other economies to do whatever the USA wanted.

A plain statement of WHY the USA is in Iraq. (35 minutes)

The first questions we need to ask is WHO is in the current presidential race is part of this "empire"? Barack Obama or John McCain?
Which of these two men will change things and who will keep things as they are?
Change - Obama
Same - Mccain

Free trade - this is why Bush is so protective of NAFTA and SPP and the NAU.

Watch the 1976 movie - called NETWORK. (find it and post it)

How do we stop this globalization? (52 minutes)

People are not elected to change things.
They are elected to keep things exactly as they are.
(56 minutes)

A true Democracy is NOT possible in a monetary based society (1 hour 3 minutes)

The Venus Project - Resources and Technology based culture. NOT a monetary based system. (1 hour 14 minutes)

Clean renewable energy resources - Tidal, wind, solar, and geothermal - can run entire the earth forever, as long as the technology is available. (1 hour 19 minutes)
But since the dirty energy companies have monopolies - gas, oil, coal, nuclear etc

Patriotism, weapons, armies, navies, all that is a sign that we are not civilised yet. (1 hour 31 mins)

My country is the world, my religion is to do good. Thomas Paine (1737-1809)
(1 hour 32 minutes)


The System has to fail and the people have to lose confidence in their elected leaders. (1 hour 50 minutes)

(1 hour 52 minutes)
Expose the Fed Cartel -
Boycott the News networks -
Boycott the Military
Boycott the energy companies
Reject the political system
Create Critical Mass

Stop paying our taxes
Stop purchasing food and grow our own
Stop using cars and buses and either walk or use a bicyle
Get off the energy grid. Switch to solar power for your house
Stop watching TV. Use the internet. Support and protect the internet.
Stop using the big banks - boycott Citibank, JP Morgan and Bank of America.
Move your money to credit unions or to smaller local banks, stop working for the banks, sell all of their stock.
Boycott the military, DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE in your family to sign up.
Create Critical Mass, read and join the zeitgeist movement

You can continue to be a slave to the financial system, and watch the continual wars, depressions and continual injustices across the globe, while placating yourself with vain entertainment and materialistic garbage.
You can focus your energy on true, meaningful, lasting, holistic change, which actually has the realistic ability to support and free all humans with NOONE left behind.
But, in the end, the most relevant change mut occurr first inside of YOU.

The real revolution is the revolution of conciousness, and each one of us first needs to eliminate the divisionary, materialistic noises we have been conditioned to think is true.
(1 hour 57 minutes)

At the end of the movie and on it's website, the following sources are cited:

- For part I it cites the 524 pages long book by Ellen Brown, Web of Debt: The Shocking Truth About Our Money System -- The Sleight of Hand That Has Trapped Us in Debt and How We Can Break Free, Third Millennium Press, 2007. ISBN 978-0979560804
- For part II, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man (2004), by John Perkins.
- For parts III and IV The Best That Money Can’t Buy: Beyond Politics, Poverty & War (2002), by Jacque Fresco, Global Cyber-Visions, 2002. ISBN 978-0964880672

Friday, October 17, 2008

McCain on Letterman admits he screwed up

5 minutes

In late September, McCain bailed out on the Letterman show.
This week McCain finally kept the appointment with Letterman.
At least McCain admits he screwed up.
And he is STILL interrupting!! McCain is a HYPOCRITE.
It really BUGS me just how rude McCain is!!!!!
Do you Americans really want such a RUDE President??
Really? You do? Good luck with that then.

McCain wants to make an issue out of Obama associating with Bill Ayers.
Letterman reminds McCain of McCain's association with Watergate burglar G. Gordon Liddy. Good one Dave.
Voter fraud does not become voter fraud until those fake names on the rolls actually show up to vote!!!!!

Below is Keith Olbermann's view of what happened on Letterman. If you remember he was the person called on to replace McCain when he bailed out and went to Los Angeles instead. It is also interesting to note that McCain never once apologises. Yes he accepts responsibility, but is not sorry about his behaviour.

5 minutes

And here is a comment from Rob Kall about McCain's appearance on the Late Night Show.

John McCain is a gambler. So he took a gamble and went on the David Letterman show last night. It should be the final straw that pulls the support out from under him.

The gamble was a huge failure-- a massive error in judgment. It is clear that McCain failed to assess he depth or risk of the gamble-- just how much he could be hurt, how bad he would look in so many ways.

McCain responding to Letterman
Watching McCain sit under Letterman's masterful manipulations, it was uncomfortable. He was, as the huffingtonpost described, grovelling, totally out of control, weak, helpless, foolish and in the hands and total control of Letterman, like a snivelling little child caught with his hands in the cookie jar.

Letterman was brilliant, doing the job that far too many "news" anchors have failed to do, asking tough questions.

McCain was like a helpless puppy, overwhelmed and adrift at sea, unable to get a grip on the conversation. The thought of him facing a leader of another nation, or of a cabinet of grownups with serious responsibiities-- seemed very remote. Perhaps it makes his faith in Sarah Palin somewhat believable. He was so out of his depth, dealing with a smart talk-show host, that perhaps he really does see Palin as competent to do the job of president, based on his own woefully inadequate abilities.

Observing McCain, helpless, dominated by Letterman, helps one to understand how he allowed his campaign to be taken over by Rovian operatives so the McCain persona which so many Americans had grown to love and appreciate, was obliterated and replaced by a waffling, erratic, meanspirited political hack. The reason is simple. McCain is not strong enough to stand up to a strong person. His pathetic act on the Letterman show should be obvious to any voter who has ever had an open mind. McCain demonstrated once and for all that even Sarah Palin is more presidential than he is.

Comedy - Financial crisis, Markets and Iraqi oil

'George Parr' is a fictional character stating real facts.
Shown on BBC in 2007 starring John Bird, and John Fortune, aka The Long Johns

8 minutes

7 minutes

10 minutes

Why is McCain so angry?

Body Language from the Final Debate.
Watch McCain's Body language - his eyes and his face.

1 minute

And this is the well known face that McCain made at the end of the debate when McCain couldn't decide which way to go around the table.

Never mind that when John McCain smiles, it looks about as warm and inviting as a moonlit New England country graveyard.

Never mind that he exhibits more twitches, tics and jaw-clenches than the night shift at a meth lab.

Never mind that he's started having prison-camp flashbacks such as addressing the citizens of a rally as "My fellow prisoners."

A long campaign and economic uncertainty can stress out anyone, whether he's a 72-year-old presidential candidate or just some average retirement-age guy who's trying to keep nine houses and a dozen cars running in tough economic times.

However, when he came out with his recent macho swagger about fear, we felt it was time to intervene. Specifically, he gave a prescription for fear that is dangerous. It's a method of dealing with fear that will drive you nuts if it doesn't kill you first. If you missed the actual quote, he said, "I know what fear feels like...I know what hopelessness feels like. I felt those things once before. I WILL NEVER LET THEM IN AGAIN..."

Straight-Talk Expresso
We feel compassion for him and the circumstances that brought him to make the fateful choice to seal out his emotions. It's a serious problem for him health-wise, but when he seeks to inflict it on the rest of us, it's time to set him straight. Here's a shot of straight-talk expresso for John McCain: When you won't let yourself to feel your natural, organic feeling of fear, you get out of touch with reality. If you won't acknowledge the existence of fear, you can't tell the difference between what you're really scared about and what you think you're scared about. You don't have a clue about what's going on inside you. You don't know whether there's a real threat out there or just something your mind is making up. You think life is dangerous, but the reality is just the opposite: you're dangerous to life.

Being driven by fear forces McCain/Palin to run a campaign based on fear. Their goal is not to convince people that they have a better plan for the future, but to make people scared to vote for the other guy.

There are a lot of things people are scared about right now:
•They're scared about losing their homes.
•They're scared about losing their jobs.
•They're scared the Republicans are going to steal the election. In fact, we've heard several people say that they're praying for a landslide, because otherwise the Republicans will find some way to steal it. If you think that's slightly paranoid, you're probably not a Democrat.

McCain/Palin want us to forget about our real fears and focus on something unreal. McCain/Palin want us to be scared about what they want us to be scared about. They have an advantage, because the things they want us to be scared about are a lot more fun than the things we're really scared about:
•McCain/Palin want us to be scared that Obama is "the other," so they say he is
not like us, not a real American.
•They want us to be scared that Obama might secretly worship another god.
•They want us to be scared that Obama pals around with terrorists and gets his spiritual counsel from an America-hating minister.

It's more fun to be scared about those things because it gives you the opportunity to blame somebody else for the fear. When you point the finger at someone else, it relieves the pressure inside you. If we're scared about those things, maybe we'll forget about what we're really scared about. McCain/Palin are saying: it's a jungle out there, folks, and let's make sure we keep it that way.

As budding psychotherapists 35 years ago, we were taught the essentials of how to help our clients deal with fear. The key principle can be stated simply: what you resist, persists. If you hold fear at arm's length, if you seal it out of your awareness, you sentence yourself to living every moment in a prison of fear. The more you try to seal it out, the more it pervades your life. The stonewall barrier McCain has proudly built to keep out his fear makes him a prisoner inside his own arrogance. His stubborn unwillingness to let in the normal human emotion of fear makes him propelled by it. In the Pink Floyd phrase, he's "blown on the steel breeze."

This much we can tell you from working up-close with more than twenty thousand people: The only real solution to fear is to let yourself acknowledge it and feel it until it dissipates. Fear is natural. Your body spent hundreds of thousands of years perfecting it. It's there to tell you important things like these:
There's a potential threat--pay attention.
There's a problem I don't have a solution to--look for one quick!

When you're scared, look to see if there's a real threat. Figure out what the problem is and get creative about solving it. Get good at distinguishing between real threats and imaginary threats we make up in our minds. Don't use the McCain Prescription for fear, by shutting it out of your awareness. For the sake of his health and for the safety of the rest of us, he should take counsel from another war hero, Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf: "Any man who doesn't cry scares me a little." That's a piece of useful wisdom, and it points to why John McCain scares a lot of people.

If we could counsel John McCain at this moment in history, when he has squandered much of the honor and good will Americans used to grant him, we'd embrace him, look him in the eye and say this:
"Go ahead and let yourself feel scared. It's normal, it's human and it helps you connect with the rest of us. When you feel scared, let yourself feel it. Breathe with it. Dance with it. Above all, don't tempt the universe by shaking a fist at fear and saying that you will not acknowledge its existence. Doing that puts you on a collision course with the forces of nature, like shaking your fist at thunder and saying you're never going to listen to it again. Instead, let your fear in. Speak about it to the ones you love. If you're out in public, speak about it to them, too. Ultimately, love is the best cure for fear. If you really want to have a great relationship with yourself and other people, love your fear just as it is, and watch the miracles that unfold as a result."

What happens when you let yourself feel your fear is that it opens up a direct connection to your creativity. The more you're willing to open up and embrace your fear, the more creativity flows through you. We would never have believed that remarkable fact until we experienced the truth of it ourselves and saw it work its magic on many other people.

An Integrity Problem
Being cut off from fear or any emotion puts you out of integrity with yourself. As one our mentors, Jack Downing, M.D., put it, "Integrity glitches cause body twitches." The source of John McCain's odd display of twitches, jaw-clenches and chilly grins is a fault-line gap of integrity at the center of himself, a place where he has cut himself off from fear and the rest of us. He wants to become a super hero, The Man Without Fear. That's not a bad idea for a cartoon, but in real life it would be a disaster. In real life, we need real heroes, people who are willing to acknowledge fear and look within it, to the gift it brings.

The gift fear brings is the opportunity to love it and thereby grow our capacity for love and creativity. Sometimes our fears get so great that love is the only thing that will put those fears to rest. We all need to become experts at dealing with fear right now. We need to let ourselves feel our fears in a spirit of loving acceptance, so that our willingness to embrace our fears opens the floodgates of creativity that we will need to solve the problems we all face.

There's a lot of fear in the air right now to deal with. To make matters worse, the McCain/Palin campaign is working overtime to increase the amount of fear in our lives. McCain/Palin's handlers know that the more scared they can make people, the more easily people can be manipulated into voting against their own interests and good judgment.

John McCain has been roundly criticized of late for sowing seeds of fear and hate. It's going to be hard to talk him out of that tactic, though, because it got George W. Bush elected twice. We don't know yet if McCain will change tactics again and try to convince us that the pit bulls he's unleashed are actually nice puppy dogs. We should be skeptical of this tactic, though, because as the old saying goes, you can take the lipstick off a pit bull, but it's still a hockey mom underneath, or something like that.

So we all need to Feel the Fear and Do it Anyway .

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Joe the Plumber - Day 2

Joe the Plumber was beseiged by the media in Ohio today. Everyone wanted to know who he was, and uh oh - some rather startling details began showing up. So now the question is - Was Joe the Plumber a plant? This is Joe's 15 minutes of fame - if he was not a plant.

According to Lucas County, Ohio court records, there is a Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher who has a state income tax lien of $1,182.98. According to the court record he lives on a street that is part of the Lincoln Green subdivision.

And Joe the Plumber's Father appears to be Robert Wurzelbacher right wing fanatic and contributor who is the son in law of..... you're not going to believe this. Charles Keating.

Joe is 34 years old, he is a single dad and he is NOT a plumber. He is just a plumbers helper becasue you dont need to be a licensed plumber iof you are working for someone else. And his income is around $40,000. Hhe does not own any business, and cant afford to buy any business, so he probably dreams of buying a business that makes $250,000 a year.

Joe has lived in various places - Ohio, Arizona, North Dakota and Alaska. And lastly Joe is NOT an undecided voter. He is registered as a Republican.

Here are some links to more info.

Liens and addresses - very personal details.

Joe the Plumber is not actually a plumber.

Theft of the 2008 election

7 minutes

BBC Newsnight journalist Greg Palast goes on the trail of the missing votes from Colorado to New Mexico to Michigan.

More info about the voter registration laws.

3rd and Final Presidential Debate

1 hour 30 minutes

Senator Obama was nothing but a gentleman all the way through. He never got angry, he never attacked Senator McCain, and he repudiated McCains lies all the way through. McCain attacked Obama on Ayers and Acorn. Obama never once mentioned the Keating 5 although he had a perfect right to do so.

Senator McCain on the other hand was attacking right from the start. saying anything to show that Obama was a liar. McCain kept repeating the same lies from the previous debates. He even mentioned the "over head projector" at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago - again. Did McCain NOT DO ANY homework?

And then McCain brought up Joe the Plumber. See the video posted yesterday. It looks like Joe the Plumber was probably not a good choice.


Hmm. McCain mentioned Nancy Reagan in the hospital, but not Dick Cheney??

Obama: “The fundamentals of the economy were weak”

McCain: Said he doesn’t want to ask Obama a question. He’s talking directly to the people…sounds familiar! Talking about some plumber named Joe who met Obama and wanted to buy some business. Obama would raise his taxes. Now he’s looking at the camera speaking to “Joe”.

Obama: Said it sounds like he’s been listening to McCain ads. Obama explains, yet again, his tax plan. Talks about Joe the Plumber.

McCain: Joe the plumber again. We need to spread the wealth around. He wants Joe the Plumber to spread the wealth around. Why would you want to tax ANYone?

Obama: Wants to cut taxes for 95% of Americans. Warren Buffet can afford to pay a little more, so Joe the Plumber could pay less when he needed it. Nobody likes to pay taxes. He doesn’t mind paying a little more.

Q. Aren’t you both ignoring reality about the deficit? What would you cut back?

Obama: We’ve been living beyond our means and we have to make adjustments. Strong believer in pay as you go. Go through the budget line by line. Investment in the future - health care, energy, education - will all allow us to drive the economy in the future.

McCain: Wants to get back to home ownership. (Palin tactic!) Schieffer tries to get him back to the question. Now he’s on energy (another Palin tactic) - wind, solar, offshore drilling. Across the board spending freeze. First a hatchet and then a scalpel. “I know how to save defense spending” “I know where to cut” Tariffs on sugar cane based ethanol? Somebody in jail, some airline…Blizzard of words! Planetarium projector!

[As an aside, ethanol comes from corn and sugar cane, BUT it creates a food shortage. Food prices have been rising the last 12 months due to people selling food crops to make ethanol and not selling as food.)

Obama: Earmarks account for 1/2 of 1%. Yes we need to eliminate “screwy” things but that’s not the main problem. When Bush came into office we had a surplus. (Yes!) Now we have a deficit of well over 1/2 a trillion. Pursuing same policies will not get us there.

McCain: Thinks he can balance the budget in four years. If Obama wanted to run against Bush, he should have run four years ago. (I bet he was waiting for that one). Let’s look at our records, Senator Obama. (Obama knew he needed time in the senate first to get 'experience" Interestingly enough, I dont think I heard anything about McCains 26 years of experience. Although he did indicate what experience he has had towards the end of the debate.)

Obama: Debunking the Obama raises taxes thing. Even Fox news agrees. McCain has been a major supporter of Bush. Giving credit for his stance against torture, but on economic policies he’s agreed with Bush.

Q. Both pledged to take the high road. Palled around with terrorists!!! Will you say it to each other’s face?

McCain: Been a tough campaign. Ah…it’s Obama’s fault for not agreeing to do Town Hall meetings. Tone of campaign could have been different. He regrets negative aspects of both campaigns. Rebuking Lewis for the George Wallace comments. Obama didn’t repudiate remarks. We will run a truthful campaign. Obama has spent more money on negative ads than any political campaign in history. He said he’d take public financing, and didn’t tell the truth.

Obama: We expect campaigns to be tough. 2/3 think McCain is running a negative campaign. 1/3 think I am. Nothing wrong with debate on issues. American people don’t want to hear about how hurt we are. Town Hall issue is rediculous. McCain campaign said if they talk about the economy they lose.

McCain: Didn’t hear a repudiation of Lewis. Joe the plumber again.

Obama: Lewis made his statement without the knowledge of the campaign. Talking about the Palin rally. “Kill him!” “Terrorist” and she didn’t call them out. Think that Lewis inappropriately drew a comparison. Immediately put out a statement saying a statement it was inappropriate. What the American people want is to focus on challenges. When people suggest “I pal around with terrorists” we’re not talking about issues.

McCain: He’s proud of the crowds at the rallies. He won’t stand for anyone saying his crowds are anything but patriotic wonderful Americans.

Obama: If we’re going to solve 2 wars, financial crisis, lifting wages, then we have to work together. We can’t try to characterize each other as bad people.

McCain: I don’t care about a washed-up old terrorist, but we need to know about it and about Acorn. Tearing apart the fabric of the country!

Obama: Ayers has become primary focus of McCain’s campaign. Brilliant explanation of Ayers and Acorn.

McCain: All the details need to be known! Ayers, Acorn, Ayers Acorn. My campaign is all about goodness and light, and not raising taxes.

Q. Why would we be better off with your running mate?

Obama: Experience, foreign policy, crime bill, violence against women act. Hasn’t forgotten where he comes from. Shares the same values. Lists them.

McCain: American’s have gotten to know Sarah Palin. Role model to women. Took on her own party. Saw corruption. Gave money to taxpayers. Cut size of government. Faced down oil companies. Reformer through and through. Sweep out old boy network. Understands reform. Understands special needs families. I’m proud of her. She’s ignited our party. I can’t tell you how proud I am of her. Her husband is a pretty tough guy.

Q. Is your opponent’s VP qualified?

Obama: The American people will decide.

McCain: Biden is qualified but wrong. Obama wants to increase your taxes.

Q. How much can we reduce foreign oil imports? Give me a number.

McCain: Canadian oil is fine, but we need to eliminate Middle Eastern oil and Venezuelan oil. Mocking energy safety. “You don’t tell people your going to renegotiate NAFTA…”

Obama: In 10 years we can reduce dependence so we don’t have to import oil from M.E. or Venezuela. This is the most important issue. Borrowing from China and sending it to Saudi Arabia. Expand domestic production. Use or lose current leases. We can’t drill our way out of the problem. Solar wind biodiesel, geothermal. Fuel efficient car built in USA.

McCain: ”There’s another example of Senator Obama’s eloquence, but you have to look at words.” Obama has never even traveled south of our border. Maybe you should travel down there and you’d understand it.

Obama: Actually I understand it pretty well. Proceeds to prove he knows it pretty well.

Well, we knew this wouldn’t be a game changer for McCain and it isn’t. This debate is more of the same. Obama is undeniably presidential, and McCain is agitated and cranky.

McCain: Obama wants to sit down across the table without precondition with __________. (In this case Hugo Chavez). Did he mention that Obama wants to raise taxes? Comparing Obama to Herbert Hoover. Again. He simply cannot invoke Herbert Hoover without sounding really old. For Obama it would sound like a history lesson. But McCain makes it sound like they were buddies back in the day.

Q. Healthcare.

Obama: This issue will break your heart. Explains plan.

McCain: Painful for Americans. Explains plan. Joe the Plumber AGAIN! and AGAIN! Man, if anyone came up with Joe the Plumber for a drinking game, you’d be smashed. How much will you fine people for no health care?

Obama: Joe the Plumber! There is no fine. Joe the Plumber! McCain will tax health care benefits from employer. Average policy costs $12,000, so $5000 won’t help much.

McCain: Joe the Plumber x 3! This is getting really ridiculous. I think Joe the Plumber has become the defining name of this debate. He’s the “that one” of debate III. SNL will love it. Squabbling about money. He’s bringing up cosmetic surgery and hair transplants again. Joe the Plumber. Too much government. Government is too big. Democrats have been in charge for the last two years. (Democrats have just rubberstamped everything Bush wants - they have NOT done anything to STOP Bush).

Obama: Reiterates what he has already said. Don’t take my word for it. Listen to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Joe the Plumber…

Q. Roe v. Wade. Could you nominate someone to the Supreme Court who didn’t share your views?

McCain: Decision should rest with states. Roe v. Wade was bad. Should nominate on qualifications not litmus test. Obama voted against Justice Breyer and Roberts because of ideology. I will find the best people who strictly adhere to the Constitution.

Obama: Shouldn’t apply a strict litmus test. Most important thing is fairness and justice. This will be one of the most consequential decisions of the next president. Roe v. Wade probably hangs in the balance. Thinks that Roe v. Wade was rightly decided. Good people on both sides can disagree. Women are in the best position to make this decision. Thinks it’s a constitutional, rather than state’s rights issues. Court has to stand up for people.

McCain: We have to change the culture of America. We who are proudly pro-life understand that. Obama voted against bills in state senate partial birth abortions…terrible… Voted “present”. How do you align yourself with extreme pro-abortion.

Obama: If it sounds incredible that I would vote to withhold lifesaving treatment from an infant, it’s because it isn’t true. Completely supportive of ban for late term abortions unless there is a threat to the mother’s life. He voted “present” because there was no provision for the mother’s life. There must be common ground where we all say we need to prevent unwanted pregnancy, promiscuity, helping single mothers who want to keep baby. Nobody is pro-abortion.

McCain: He’s being “eloquent again”. “Health” of the mother (made little quote thing with his fingers). This is code for pro-abortion all the time… Of course we have to work together.

Q. Education.

Obama: Early childhood education. Recruit new teachers especially in math and science. More pay. Higher standards. College debt. $4000 tuition credit every year in exchange for military service, peace corps, community service. Parents will have to turn off the TV, and instill thirst for knowledge.

McCain: It’s the civil rights issue of the 21st century. Ah. Vouchers. Choice and competition. Find bad teachers another line of work. Charter schools. Throwing money at the problem isn’t the answer. We must improve. Make loans available.

Obama: Important for gov’t to help schools. No child left behind. They left the money behind. Agree about Charter Schools. Bad teachers need to move on. Disagree on the idea of vouchers as a way of securing problems. Disagree on McCain’s record on college accessibility. Our youth are not an “interest group”.

McCain: Vouchers in D.C. He’s getting pissy… Cindy and “your wife”. Precious children with autism…Sarah Palin knows better than most. Vouchers are good and workable system. (Trig Palin has Downs Syndrome, NOT Autism)

Obama: DC school system is in terrible shape. (Squabble about whether mayor of DC supports vouchers) for all three debates.

Closing statement -
McCain: My friends! America needs a new direction. I have a record of reform. Taking on my party. We have to stop the spending. Can you trust us or not? Examine my record and my proposals for the future of country. I’ve put my country first. Proud to serve. I’d be honored and humbled to serve.

Obama: America is going through tough times. Worst economic crisis since Depression. Worst thing we can do is adopt failed policies and failed politics of the past and expect something different. Our brighter days are still ahead. Need to invest in people. Health care, tax cuts, college, businesses of the future. Fought for these policies. Not easy. Not quick. We all need to come together. Will work tirelessly on your behalf and on behalf of your children.

Whew! Debates are over. McCain was more aggressive, but Obama is the clear winner here. He missed a couple opportunities to really zing Palin. And missed an opportunity to talk about why we actually have to have taxes. But, this was nowhere near a game-changer, which is what McCain needed.

John McCain could not stop talking to Joe the Plumber through the TV screen. By next week, we expect Joe will have his own TV show. As an aside, Joe was mentioned on NPR this morning. He admits that he would not face a tax increase under Obama’s plan, but he’s afraid the income ceiling might be lowered.

Now if you want to know the FACTS of who was right and who lied in the debate - read the fact checkers response to the debate.

Here is another review of the final debate.
And one last review of the debate by Joan Walsh, and I promise I will stop now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Joe the Plumber - and Obama

6 minutes

If you watched the 3rd debate, McCain mentioned Joe the Plumber.
Well this is Joe the Plumber. On October 12th, 2008

Turns out that Joe Wurzelbacher from the Toledo event is a close relative of Robert Wurzelbacher of Milford, Ohio. Who’s Robert Wurzelbacher? Only Charles Keating’s son-in-law and the former senior vice president of American Continental, the parent company of the infamous Lincoln Savings and Loan. The now retired elder Wurzelbacher is also a major contributor to Republican causes giving well over $10,000 in the last few years.

Obama met the now-famous Joe the Plumber (aka Joe Wurzelbacher) in Springfield Township, Ohio, earlier this week as he was shaking hands between rounds of debate prep. Wurzelbacher challenged Obama on his tax plan so vigorously that Obama said afterward, “I’ve got to go prepare for this debate, but that was pretty good practice.” It was practice that came in handy Wednesday night as Obama probably deprived McCain of his best last chance to turn Campaign 2008 back into a horse race.

Glenn Beck - Highlights the Economic Crisis and Martial Law

10 minutes

Alex Jones

Like him or loathe him, last night CNN’s Glenn Beck became the only mainstream media source thus far to address on national TV the reality of the situation Americans are facing with the manufactured financial implosion - the direct threat of domestic martial law and a global financial dictatorship.

Beck’s guest, Peter Schiff, respected author of “Crash Proof” and president of the brokerage firm Euro Pacific Capital, joined him in outlining that martial law, the use of armed troops on the streets to quell dissent, is a real possibility should the economic crisis not improve or worsen to the point where civil unrest is fomented.

The following exchange between Beck and Schiff, who was also economic adviser to Ron Paul during his presidential campaign, is from the CNN transcript of last night’s show:

SCHIFF: You know, what`s going to happen, of course, is as inflation starts running out of control and prices start going through the roof, the government again is going to focus on the symptoms and not the disease.

And they`re going to impose price controls on energy, on food, on a lot of other things that are vital, which means shortages, which means long lines, black markets, civil unrest. All this stuff is coming if we don`t stop. [...]

BECK: Peter, let`s talk a little bit about martial law. Why would that even be a consideration?

SCHIFF: Well, I don`t think it was a threat if they had rejected the bailout Bill, but I think it is a possibility a few years down the line. We just spoke a little bit about price controls and the effect that they`re going to have.

If we have shortages of food, if we have rolling blackouts. And people are upset, and they`re hungry, and they`re cold, there could be civil unrest. There could be looting, rioting, and that might be the impetus for the government to declare martial law.

BECK: You know, I don`t think you`re a couple of years away from something like that. I mean, honestly, Peter, I mean, look at what`s happening. In a half hour, I`ve got a congressman on about — about the racism cries. I mean, there are people that are right now so disenfranchised, and I think being encouraged to be disenfranchised on both sides, that at any time this damn thing could break apart.

SCHIFF: Yes. And we`re giving the government so much power. And you know, you give up a lot more civil liberties. When you have martial law and you`ve got the military policing our streets, when you`ve got suspension of habeas corpus, you`ve got curfews, you can`t be out of your house after dark, and they can just pick you up and put you in prison and keep you there indefinitely without charges, and there`s nothing you can do about it?

I mean, we`re giving up one liberty after another, all to protect ourselves from this economic crisis, which needs to happen anyway, but it doesn`t need to be nearly this bad.

BECK: Peter, this is — I mean, we`re in Crazytown, USA. But my gut tells me that, two years down the road — let`s just use that number — this country is not going to look anything like it does today. Our world has changed; it just hasn`t caught up.

During the ten minute segment, Beck and Schiff also pointed out that America is headed for Weimar Republic style hyperinflation at the hands of global bankers, stated that the financial implosion has been manufactured by design, warned that the Treasury has been given dictatorial powers and raised the question of whether the end game is a one world currency and one world financial governance.

Beck also played the now infamous clip of Democratic Congressman Brad Sherman from October 2nd stating that several members of Congress were threatened before the bailout vote that martial law would be instigated in America if the legislation was not passed.

What law says Americans must pay income taxes?

4 minutes

What U.S. law requires Americans to pay income taxes? Watch IRS Commissioner Everson evade a direct question from the New York Times tax reporter. Why won't he answer ???

Listen very closely. The IRS drones never actually answer the question the New York Times Reporter asked.

It is a simple question. Where is the actual law that requires American workers to pay a non-apportioned direct tax on wages and salaries?

Remember, the people telling you that you are obligated to give them your money are the same people who insisted Iraq had "nookular bombs."


Saturday, October 11, 2008

McCain's Rushed New Plan to Get Votes

9 minutes

Keith Olberman discusses the new plan McCain unexpectedly introduced during the last debate.

3 minutes

If the world does go into a depression, this is what the world will look like.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Obama and Bill Ayers Associations Part 2

I realise there is no video, but in the interests of FAIR PLAY, I need to add this article to point out that Obama is NOT the ONLY person associating with the "domestic terrorist".

So we wondered, under the same parameters, who else is palling around with this terrorist?

Here's a short list of prominent people at least as connected to Ayers as Barack Obama. Many of them served on various boards with Ayers, while others consider him a friend and associate.

Susan Crown: Vice president of Henry Crown & Co., the largest single investor in Virginia defense contractor General Dynamics Corp. The bulk of the family's holdings are in manufacturing and real estate. Other nuggets include Aspen Skiing Co. resort in Colorado and stakes in the Chicago Bulls, the New York Yankees and New York's Rockefeller Center.

Patricia Graham: Former dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and board member for Houston-based Apache Corp., an independent energy company. She served as president of the Spencer Foundation, which supports research into educational improvement.

Arnold Weber: Past president of Northwestern University and of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, a leading business and civic organization, and director of Chicago-based Diamond Management and Technology Consultants. He has been on faculty at the Graduate School of Business at the University of Chicago, Stanford University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a trustee of the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry.

Diana Nelson: Former Republican Illinois state representative and executive director of Cross City Campaign for Urban School Reform.

Adele Simmons: Vice chair of Chicago Metropolis 2020 and president of the Global Philanthropy Partnership. From 1989 to 1999, she was president of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Also a director of the Shorebank Corp. and member of the boards of the Field Museum of Chicago, the Union of Concerned Scientists and the Environmental Defense Fund.

Richard Daley: Mayor of Chicago, named one of Time magazine's five best big-city mayors in 2005.

Stanley Fish: Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and a professor of law at Florida International University, as well as dean emeritus of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Chicago, and the author of 10 books.

Ted Sizer: "One of American education's most influential thinkers for over four decades," according to Education Sector, a nonpartisan independent think tank. Author of the Horace trilogy, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and headmaster of Phillips Academy in Andover, Mass., where presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush schooled.

Deborah Meier: Author of five books on education, MacArthur Foundation "Genius" grantee, and currently on the faculty of New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

Alex Polikoff: Lead counsel in the Gautreaux public housing litigation for more than 40 years. Former executive director of Chicago's Business and Professional People for the Public Interest. Was a member of Chicago law firm Schiff Hardin & Waite. Author of Housing the Poor: The Case for Heroism and Waiting for Gautreaux.

Warren Chapman: Vice chancellor for external affairs at University of Illinois at Chicago. Former president of the Bank One Foundation and vice president and national philanthropic adviser for JPMorganChase. Former lead program officer for the Joyce Foundation and member of the boards of directors of the Chicago Historical Society, the Metropolitan Planning Council and Columbia College Chicago.

R. Eden Martin: Executive director of Chicago's Civic Committee of the Commercial Club, and partner in the law firm of Sidley & Austin.

Vartan Gregorian: Former president of the New York Public Library and Brown University. Current president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, trustee of the Museum of Modern Art in New York and member of the editorial board of the Encyclopedia Britannica. Recipient of the National Humanities Medal and the Presidential Medal of Freedom and honorary degrees from 56 institutions.

Rabbi Arnold Jacob Wolf: Rabbi emeritus at KAM Isaiah Israel, located across the street from the Obamas' Kenwood home. Taught at Yale, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion, the University of Chicago and Loyola Marymount University, and author of Unfinished Rabbi.

Sources: major newspapers, business journals and national magazines.

So following the Republicans logic, if Obama is a terrorist for associating with a terrorist, then the Mayor of Chicago and a Jewish rabbi are ALSO TERRORISTS!!!!!

When I was posting the Bill Ayers video yesterday, I was thinking that there were other people on those boards as well. So WHY are McCain and Palin not calling them Terrorists?

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Obama And Bill Ayers - Associations

7 minutes CNN

So do you think that Obama is a terrorist JUST because he was once associated with another terrorist. Ayers was trying to stop the Vietnam war. Sure he attempted to bomb various federal buildings - so what? Millions of people worked to stop the Vietnam war. Obama was just a child at the time.

How could Obama ever be called a terrorist JUST BECAUSE he once worked with a fellow who used to be a terrorist.

How many of you know someone who has been in prison.

I do. I have a family member with a prison record for attempted assualt. Does that make me a dangerous criminal just because I have an association with a convicted criminal?

If you said NO, then by the same reasoning, there is NO logical reason to call Obama a terrorist just because he was once associated with a terrorist.

Economic Hitman By John Perkins

8 minutes (part 1)
URL to read transcripts of what Perkins says

10 minutes (part 2)
URL to read transcripts of what Perkins says

Interview done by Democracy Now on June 05, 2007

I really must find and read these Books.
Have reserved them at my local library.
Most reviews I see online are slamming Perkins' books, saying that they are lies, that the USA would never act like that. But these destablising acts do fit in with all the world events and so YES the USA does damage other economies deliberately in order to get whatever they want.

Confessions of An Economic Hitman 2005

Secret History Of The American Empire 2007

What really happened in St Paul at the RNC.

5 minutes

Newly released footage, which was buried to avoid confiscation, shows riot cops arresting and abusing a large group of people for absolutely no reason at all. This was in Minneapolis on September 1st 2008, on the first day of the Republican National Convention.

While we did hear in the news about protests and arrests, we did NOT hear that many people were arrested JUST for being at a protest. This is the PROOF.


Where is the OUTRAGE from the media about these arrests?