Got A Dollah, Gimme Dollah, Gimme Dollah......
The auction is UNDERWAY! The question? HOW LOW CAN YOU GO?
Obama has a middle class which makes.........?????1st it was The One saying $250,000.......then Biden said $200,000......then someone else said $150,000.....and NOW Bill Richardson sez....>$120,000</a>
Yikes....he'll soon make the middle class anyone who A-C-T-U-A-L-L-Y, you know, PAYS TAXES!
Trust me.....Elect this charlatan and you are in TROUBLE!
Plan A Holiday NOW!!!!
"Anointed One" Wishes you to take time off to admire him and his accomplishments.....Michelle Malkin has your planning schedule....
We are entering a 4-year period of complete idiocy which will cost us for decades.
Dean Barnett Lives In Death....
He was a wonderful writer, and known to many.....His CF did him in, but he will be remembered!Hugh Hewitt has details of this man...
Why is it so many young folks die with these diseases we have not solved?
A Journalist Ashamed!
A-N-D, this time it is not me.....NO, it is a true professional with years of service and a family history of several generations in journalism.
Michael S. Malone writes over at Edgelings:"...But nothing, nothing I’ve seen has matched the media bias on display in the current Presidential campaign. Republicans are justifiably foaming at the mouth over the sheer one-sidedness of the press coverage of the two candidates and their running mates. But in the last few days, even Democrats, who have been gloating over the pass - no, make that shameless support - they’ve gotten from the press, are starting to get uncomfortable as they realize that no one wins in the long run when we don’t have a free and fair press. I was one of the first people in the traditional media to call for the firing of Dan Rather - not because of his phony story, but because he refused to admit his mistake - but, bless him, even Gunga Dan thinks the media is one-sided in this election.Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m not one of those people who think the media has been too hard on, say, Gov. Palin, by rushing reportorial SWAT teams to Alaska to rifle through her garbage. This is the Big Leagues, and if she wants to suit up and take the field, then Gov. Palin better be ready to play. The few instances where I think the press has gone too far - such as the Times reporter talking to Cindy McCain’s daughter’s MySpace friends - can easily be solved with a few newsroom smackdowns and temporary repostings to the Omaha Bureau.No, what I object to (and I think most other Americans do as well) is the lack of equivalent hardball coverage of the other side - or worse, actively serving as attack dogs for Senators Obama and Biden. If the current polls are correct, we are about to elect as President of the United States a man who is essentially a cipher, who has left almost no paper trail, seems to have few friends (that at least will talk) and has entire years missing out of his biography. That isn’t Sen. Obama’s fault: his job is to put his best face forward. No, it is the traditional media’s fault, for it alone (unlike the alternative media) has had the resources to cover this story properly, and has systematically refused to do so."
He does not end there, nor begin there, and if you have any doubts the entire Main Stream (read antique) Media are not only tanking, but also surrendering their title as our free and open access to news.......READ MALONE's entire piece here!
The MSM is dying a slow death, and it is indeed they themselves holding the knife and bleeding themselves out by deep cuts to their believability. A true shame on which I have expounded before.The MSM is DEAD.....Long live the NEW Media!
Polls Are Polls Are Polls.....Etc.
Some thoughts on the polling process which has been purporting to show us how the election was/is going since a time about two years ago.....YES, two years ago.
The first polls showed us IF so-and-so was running against who-and-who what would be the vote % for each. These are soooo speculative as to be a waste of time to print.
Next, as the actual primaries began, the polls drew a sharper line....still all over the place according to the presumption of the questions asked, and the folks actually asked those questions.
Now, as we near the date of the real vote (real, as opposed to pre-voting in many forms across the land) the polls continue to be all over the place.
The best and worst indicators to me include those issued by the party candidates themselves. When Sarah Palin states with apparent certainty that she and McCain WILL win Pennsylvania there are two options: The inside GOP polls show they really can and probably will....or, they feel a shove in the right direction might counter the spin of a MSM bent on convincing the voters it is all over.
In any case, I feel fairly confident that in most undecided states the GOP will be a few points above the polls. That is the history of most.
& Then The Sxxx Hit The Fan....
Obama was a member of a Socialist Party!Despite earlier denials, here is a fact-backed report on worldnetdaily!
Now the wiggling begins....
Comprehensive Anti-Obama Arguments!
At Hot Air there is a comprehensive look at Obama, without the MSM's constant and consistent oohing, aahing, swooning, and "shivers-up-my-legs" in-the-tank coverage. Take away the mystique, which voters are quite likely to do, and you have this look by the talented veteran blogger Ed Hennessy, and two younger bloggers.
The mystique may indeed disappear when the voter curtain is pulled. In fact the polls show the mystique is already going away like a bad fog.
One can hope.
AND...Let us not forget "The super-gaffetastic Joe Biden"...something the MSM seems capable of doing quite nicely.
What a duo.....inexperienced Obama and the delightfully (as long as he's not VP) hoof-in-mouth Slow Joe Biden. Let us hope they stick around after the election as the latest version of Martin and Lewis...without the singing ability!
The R-E-A-L Cost of Taxing by McCain vs The One!
The picture is pretty clear.....From the Washington Post!
I am not sure how much of the country is getting this.....as I am not sure how much of the country is getting the veritable FLOOD of Obama commercials we're getting in Florida.
I watched some TV last night....regular channels, and something I rarely do....and, I counted in one hour alone 10 Obama commercials to two be McCain. He is convinced he'll buy this, despite polls showing McCain back in the fray!
Cabanas in rows outside our time share in Madeira Beach.....
Slow blogging as this is our annual sojourn to Madeira Beach, FL for two weeks of R & R.
I'll do some, particularly since the election is close, posting with pics......
Plumber Story Takes On New Life
Instapundit covers the waterfront on this one.
And Obama's camp is off on another hunt. This time they are seeking to halt a federal investigation of ACORN, or at least to put a crimp in the process. Must not let facts get out.
Gestapo-style politics from The One.
Polls Show Close Race...Except For The Polls Which Show Otherwise!
This is too delicious......It points to the fact the polls are completely, deliriously W-R-O-N-G!!!!!READ IT!
The polls have been SOOOOO wrong, SOOOOOO often they are just not benchmarks of ANY kind!
AND Then there is the 200 ton elephant in the room which everyone seems to ignore. While Obamaites SCREAM racism at each and every posting by bloggers and by any other rational folk.....The fact is they are wrong.
There is NO racism in the actions/voices of folks in the race and attached to the race (well, except for Obama folks who are RACIST!)....
The curtains close on the voting booth, and the folks vote. NOT in the mode they presented to the polls.....NOT in the mode they presented to the phone pollsters...
NOPE...They will vote against Obama because they find him three things.....
WITH NO REAL AGENDA FOR CHANGE....Except for tax hikes on the producers of jobs in the USA, and only to "Redistribute Wealth....." Something he has now publicly admitted! AND something opposed by MORE THAN 80% of the voting public.
Obama will be defeated.....I am fairly certain of this!
Our Focus is Not Right In This Election
It seems to me we have become not only a nation divided by severely acrimonious lines-in-the-sand from both parties, but we are also judging a Presidential election by all the wrong "realities."
For the first part of this decade the cries from the Democrat pols were all about spending by the GOP, and their wild pork attitudes...leading to the decimation of an apparent surplus left by Bill Clinton. Eventually, in 2006, the GOPs loss of their direction vis-a-vis the 1994 battle cries led to a reversal to give the Democrat Party a lead in both the Senate and the Congress.
The magical Democrat "cure" for all the GOP ills has not only not materialized in two years, but we have seen disaster in our financial picture...a disaster to which we may not yet have found the bottom! The Dems were outspoken supporters of the Freddie/Fannie dynamic duo...a support given in return for massive F/F funding for the Dem candidates.
Meanwhile, despite their cries about ending partisan politics and halting the rampant spending of the GOP years, the Dems & GOP have continued merrily along their way porking each and every bill so much the bills looked like entire libraries by the time they were passed.
Now we have folks....a LOT of folks....deciding their vote based upon the old saw that a bad economy is always the fault of the party in the White House. This despite the fact the Congress is the location of the P-O-R-K!!!!!
I have long maintained that a complete turn over in our Congress would give new "starch" to the collars of some who would perhaps take a more close look at any pork attempts. This wonderful premise is a lot like communism....it looks good on paper but fails in actual practice. Each and every Congressional district is chock full of voters who wish to turn out every congressperson in every district...EXCEPT theirs in which their own personal porker has continually brought home the bacon. Thus incumbents get to stay, as they knew they would, BECAUSE they bring home the awful pork!
So our election is focusing upon an uber-liberal who leads as his cute motto about "Change".....seems to provide a good feeling....even if the feeling is just that, a feeling and not factual as to any real help. Most financial experts agree Obama's proposed policies, if enacted, would hike unemployment, and slow the economic engine a LOT!
On the other hand, McCain offers Palin.....and that is about all I find useful in him. His illegal stands, and his McCain Feingold will haunt us forever...but especially if he is elected.
I guess my original premise should have been......"We're Lost!" But the fact remains the election is swinging on things not even Presidential in nature. Meanwhile Congress continues to fiddle while Washington, and most of our money, burns and we just keep sending the same highly-unpopular idiots to mind the piggy bank.
Maybe Neal Boortz is right.....it is our government-educated folks who are to blame.
Just a brief deviation from normal rants and political notes.....
Today the Tampa Bay Rays made it 3 to 1 in games with the Red Sox as they beat the Sox for the 2nd day in a row IN BOSTON!
The entire season the Rays owned Boston here in Tampa, and more than held their own in Boston. Now it appears last years worst team is going to the World Series....They only need one more. Games Thursday in Boston, and then...if needed...in Tampa Saturday and Sunday!
V-O-T-E-R F-R-A-U-D !!!!!!!!!
My God, folks, you have to find this completely abhorrent!!!!!!From Instapundit....The Truth on Voter Fraud!
If the voting public does not connect Obama and ACORN together, and they still elect Obama....then I Q-U-I-T!!!!!!
I will just allow the DEMs to rape and pillage for 4 years (as if I had a choice) and then see if the voters are any more perceptive than they are today (doubt it!)....
I am sick!
BEER - At Burger King?????
READ - DIGEST - DRINK!!!!
This is too close to truth to be funny!
Look Who's Gripped By Insane Rage!
Michelle Malkin has it all.....
The Obamassiah group, between chants of "The One, The One, The One", are sounding off as if GOP folks were the perpetrators of rage....when, in fact, the opposite is true. The theme this entire election has been one of deny everything, and sling every possible charge against the GOP.
Obama and company have defiled the word "RACIST" so much by their misuse that the word no longer holds any meaning at all. Every last ANYTHING said by ANYONE which in ANY WAY is anti-Obama is simply "RACIST."
How completely pathetic.
We are already hearing that as soon as The One is elected the Congress will move instantly to stop once again the drilling, and to begin separating those who achieve from their money to repay the freeloaders who vote Democrat.
This will be a great 4 years in the life of the USA, if the election goes as it seems. Instead of punishing the Democrats who are primarily responsible for the entire financial fiasco, the lack-of-knowledge left voters are going to punish the GOP because they had a President. They seem to feel the Congress has nothing to do with it.
Impact of The Current Financial Crisis
I had a reader inquire what impact the current nose dive is having on the Duchess and I....as they know we are retired.
I am glad to report we are OK.
Last January (it should have probably been November or December) we jumped out of the funds in to the money market. You make next to nothing, or nothing considering cost of living, etc.....BUT you also do not lose 20 - 35% of your nest egg.
I am actually getting a bit ansy about getting back in....but our financial guy is saying hold off. He'll wait til the UP gets started again...and it will...and then we'll probably go back a bit piecemeal.
At one point we came close to going the guaranteed % type funds, but we already have some in those and they are frankly not doing well. Soooo, that's about it folks...We're OK, though I have a current "burr under my saddle", albeit it minor.
We vacationed aboard our "RoadHouse" (33 foot class A motor home) in July. After returning to gas from $3.82 to $420 during the trip, I waited patiently and when gas hit $3.65 at our local TA I filled the big baby up. Today I filled one of our regular care for $3.27.....But the old coulda-shoulda argument is weak in its best form, so I guess overall I am happy we are buying where we are, and according to the experts we might be down below $3.00 in November.
Palin Trooper Probe A One-Man Democrat Attack!
The headlines will be around for a while....until the public figures out this charade of an investigation into Governor Palin's actions over an Alaska State Trooper.
At Townhall Beldar details this piece of trash:"Democratic state senator and staunch Barack Obama supporter Hollis French of Alaska boasted in early September that he would provide an "October Surprise" which would upset the McCain-Palin campaign. Indeed, he originally planned to time it for October 31, four days before the election, for maximum impact, until other legislators forced him to abandon that particular strategy.Today, however, in an episode of political theater that would make Josef Stalin blush, French gave it his very best shot: The investigator he hired and directed, Steve Branchflower, has labored mightily and given birth to a bloated and redundant 263-page report which boils down, for purposes of the ongoing presidential campaign, to two paragraphs that completely contradict one another. And the one of them that's unfavorable ignores the most important — indeed conclusive — evidence on point, but goes on to provide Branchflower's guess as to whether Gov. Palin has done anything improper.Please understand this, if you take nothing else away from reading this post: The Branchflower Report is a series of guess and insupportable conclusions drawn by exactly one guy, and it hasn't been approved or adopted or endorsed by so much as a single sub-committee of the Alaska Legislature, much less any kind of commission, court, jury, or other proper adjudicatory body. It contains no new bombshells in terms of factual revelations. Rather, it's just Steve Branchflower's opinion — after being hired and directed by one of Gov. Palin's most vocal opponents and one of Alaska's staunchest Obama supporters — that he thinks Gov. Palin had, at worst, mixed motives for an action that even Branchflower admits she unquestionably had both (a) the complete right to perform and (b) other very good reasons to perform.Here are the two key "findings," however (from page 8 of the .pdf file; boldface mine): Finding Number One For the reasons explained in section IV of this report, I find that Governor Sarah Palin abused her power by violating Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) of the Alaska Executive Branch Ethics Act. Alaska Statute 39.52.110(a) provides The legislature reaffirms that each public officer holds office as a public trust, and any effort to benefit a personal or financial interest through official action is a violation of that trust." Finding Number Two I find that, although Walt Monegan's refusal to fire Trooper Michael Wooten was not the sole reason he was fired by Governor Sarah Palin, it was likely a contributing factor to his termination as Commissioner of Public Safety. In spite of that, Governor Palin's firing of Commissioner Monegan was a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority to hire and fire executive branch department heads.Here's a note to Mr. Branchflower, who clearly is verbose, but obviously none too keen a scholar of logic: Gov. Palin's so-called "firing" of Monegan (it wasn't a firing, it was a re-assignment to other government duties that he resigned rather than accept) can't simultaneously be a violation of the Ethics Act and "a proper and lawful exercise of her constitutional and statutory authority." This, gentle readers, is a 263-page piece of political circus that actually explicitly refutes itself on its single most key page!What's more incredible is that Branchflower utterly ignores the public admission made by Walt Monegan himself that ought to have ended this entire inquiry (boldface mine): "For the record, no one ever said fire Wooten. Not the governor. Not Todd. Not any of the other staff," Monegan said Friday from Portland. "What they said directly was more along the lines of 'This isn't a person that we would want to be representing our state troopers.'"
What a complete waste of space in any publication. This report is a bought-&-paid-for Democrat attempt to savage Gobernor Palin once again. It is bird cage liner at its best!
Steven Hawking Has The Answer!
I truly believe this man may be the most lucid individual on the face of the Earth:Hawking, in an exclusive CNN interview, said that if humans can survive the next 200 years and learn to live in space, then our future will be bright."I believe that the long-term future of the human race must be in space," said Hawking, who is almost completely paralyzed by the illness ALS."It will be difficult enough to avoid disaster on planet Earth in the next 100 years, let alone next thousand, or million. The human race shouldn't have all its eggs in one basket, or on one planet. Let's hope we can avoid dropping the basket until we have spread the load."
I have noted before that I truly believe we will cease to exist as a species unless we manage to make it to space in a sustainable way.....The only thing not defined by Hawking is the extent of this move in to space.
For my part, it must be in large leaps out of our own Earth/Sun system. Of course, a temporary post on one of the planets or moons far from Earth is better than nothing. IF we have a sustainable station with adequate population and self-sufficient in and of itself on a distant planet in our solar system, then a rogue asteroid which destroyed life on Earth would not end mankind. As of today such an asteroid could literally obliterate us as a species....or at the very least drive us back into the dark ages.
I picture the advent of permanent cities in space.....a plan envisioned by James Blish decades ago. These cities could roam the cosmos without being dependent upon landing for fuel or "supplies". Blish's four "Cities In Flight" books have been republished in 2000 AS A COLLECTION.
I believe I read these books back about 1970 or thereabout. There was a 2nd book which comes ti mind, but vaguely, which concerned giant wheels in space....sort of miles-wide versions of the earlier envisioned space vehicles which were wheels. Cannot remember the author nor the name, but do remember that even in space the cities became not only independent of one-another, but also competitors.
Perhaps I'll re-read them again soon. I do recall that despite the thoughts on such a city, etc. the science behind the actual cities was a bit archaic! As I recall, his cities were actual Earth cities which were domed then literally escaped from Earth as a chunk of terra firma!
Obama Campaign Continues Gestapo Tactics
Get rude with an Obama Campaign caller, and get a free visit from the Secret Service!
Just wait til Obama has his coronation.....Then the fun will begin. If the Obama boys are already threatening all who air ads by McCain, and the Obama-Missouri crew are making similar threats including State Attorneys and prosecutors, now they are sending the Secret Service out.......B-O-Y!
This outta be great fun after the crowning of the Obamassiah....Say what I just wrote and the tax man will come calling, with a Secret Service backup.
There is only one racist in this race and he is not from the McCain/Palin camp.
WaPo: Obama Tried to Delay Iraqi Agreement Until New President Seated!
Not a rumor folks. We have a candidate for President, urging a foreign country...where we are at war...to delay an agreement until the next President comes to office.WaPo's Story is Here!
If this were anyone other than "The One" there would be a clamor of charges and an outrage. The WaPo better keep its story hot.....it may not pop up in ANY other MSM outlet.....well, maybe at FOXNews.
Obama-Supported ACORN Urges Up To 15 Registrations - FROM SAME PERSON!
This is something only we in the blogosphere will be talking about. Expect the MSM (Antique Media) to ignore it completely......New York Post tells of this corruption of our voting system by the Democrat ACORN operation!
What, you claim they are NOT Democrat????? They ONLY ask for Democrat registrations, and Obama's campaign gave them $800,000 to help them achieve their corrupt goals!
The Democrat Rats are stealing this election.......by the thousands of votes in MANY, MANY states!
Well, Isn't That Special? - ACORN Gets Bailout Benefit!
So you were sold a bill of goods by Democrat lawmakers who said we had to fix the problem they created......Then many GOPs joined in (liberally slathered in P-O-R-K!)
Not the tale comes out......ACORN, now charged or under investigation in no less than 11 states for voter fraud, will have a hand in "renegotiating loans for those who got them even though not prepared, qualified or able to pay back the loans."Michelle Malkin had a piece on this which describes just how bad it is.
The Democrat pandering to low-income and to ACORN is pathetic. NO - Not everyone "deserves" a home loan. One must prove themselves ready and capable of being a homeowner....well, unless you are a Democrat...then these folks all "deserve" loans on homes they cannot afford and on which they will default....Unless ACORN rides in and cuts half their debt.
I am tired of buying houses for others who have proven they cannot manage themselves nor money!
WHAT Do You Do When You Get An $85 BILLION Govt. Bailout????? PAR-TAY!!!!!!
If you need more than this you are truly a Government educated Idiot!GO-READ-Judge & KNOW!
Your Govt. bailout $ at work!
GOD.....I am so very, very sick of this!
The Bailout Continues to Work!
ERRRRRRRR......Or possibly not!The DOW DIVES AGAIN!
How many days, how many times does the DOW tank before we realize the idiots in Washington voted a $700 BILLION bailout which has F-A-I-L-E-D?????
DO YOU SEE VOTER FRAUD????? ACORN DOES NOT!!!!
B-U-T Others DO!
This ACORN thing should be the achilles heel of Obama, well....except, of course, for the Antique Media silence on it......"No News here, Move along!"
The MSM is betting the farm on this one, and IF they lose (bit of a toss-up now) they will fade in to complete insignificance after the vote........ FOREVER! The problem for Obamaessiah is that he is tied to ACORN....quite nicely!
Boy, I cannot wait!
$700 BILLION Bailout Working So Far (N-O-T!)
Yeppers, just vote passage of the pork-laden fixer-upper bill for more money than we and our children can find, and all will be well.......
DOW ended down 370 yesterday.....AFTER being several hundred more off!
Today will bring a bounce back, I am guessing.....but not a lot.
Thanks Congress for your "quick-fix" to halt a crisis!
Obama Faces BIG Decision!
Ayers' friendship and close confidant status is getting to Obama.....but Ayers is NOT the type to be thrown under a bus!
MarkJ, commenting at Confederate Yankee states the case well:"How long before we get the "This is not the Bill Ayers I knew" speech?"Not long at all. In fact, I'm surprised His Majesty hasn't already tried to throw Ayers under his bus. The problem for Obama Wan Husseini is that Bill Ayers, no shrinking violet, is going to retort, "The f*** I ain't the Bill Ayers you knew. I've ALWAYS been the Bill Ayers you've known."I have ten bucks that say McCain is going to bring this subject up tomorrow night. "My history relating to Keating is well known, especially the fact that I was cleared of any wrongdoing. However, Senator Obama, your history with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn IS NOT well known. I'm asking you, right now, to come clean and tell the American people what you know."In sum:1. If Obama tries to tap-dance about Ayers, he's f***ed.2. If Obama actually tells the truth about Ayers, he's doubly-f***ed."
Enjoy-Enjoy! I know I am.
Obama Speaks From Both Sides of His Mouth on Jobs!
One hears today that Obama wishes to "save your job".....
Neal Boortz puts short work to Obama's real intentions....."First of all, let's get this out of the way. American workers are not seeing "their jobs" go overseas. They are seeing their former employer's jobs going away. The jobs belong to the employers, not to the workers. Workers don't create jobs, businessmen and women do.Now we have Barack Obama telling us that Obama is oh so very concerned about jobs. Well, if that's so, they why is he talking so proudly about his plans to raise taxes on the very people who create and provide those jobs? Can someone out there smarter than I am please explain this to me?You may be an Obama supporter. Super. Good for you. Just try to noodle through this one if you would. Right now about 70% of existing jobs in the American economy are in small businesses. Eighty percent of all new jobs are now being created by small businesses. If we want our economy to turn around we need these small business men and women to do the heavy lifting. These small business owners generally report their business income on their individual income tax returns. Are you with me so far here? This isn't all that difficult, but then again we are dealing with people who were educated by the government here. OK ... so we have small businesses creating eight out of ten new jobs ... and along comes Barack Obama who promises to raise income taxes on these people! This amazing super-human wants to bring back jobs by raising the taxes on the very people we will depend on to create those jobs! What an amazing concept!Now Barack Obama knows he's vulnerable here ... so he cranks up the teleprompters and tells the people he is going to cut capital gains taxes on America's small businesses. Well isn't that just so very special? The problem is, these small businesses don't pay capital gains taxes. They pay income taxes ... the taxes The Chosen One wants to raise! Most of the Obama-bots are fooled. Are you?"
Too bad many of our voters are so shallow as to believe this is all about race.....The only race is between Obama and McCain. (Palin/Biden is no contest with Palin a clear winner!)
Read Neal's entire "Nuze" Here!
W-O-W!!!!! - I Sure Am Glad The $700 BILLION Fix is IN!!!!
Just look AT THE RESULTS!!!!!
I hope the economy tanks and proves the idiotarians of the Congress wrong and bereft of any form of decency!
This is too sweet.
Let us try, very, very hard to defeat A-L-L incumbents!
59% Would Throw Out Entire Congress!
A Rasmussen poll details the feelings of our voting public.
Unfortunately, as noted in the article, we get to vote only on the guy/gal representing our area...and they almost always get re-elected!
BIAS? - I DON'T SEE NO STINKIN BIAS!
Following the VP debate CNN held a vote among the "balanced cross section" of people they hosted. Soledad pronounced the contest over before Palin folks got to vote.......Scripted? You Bet!
Here's the actual vid, and you can also stop the action and count for yourself.......CNN TANKS!
While the vid is not definitive, for her to pronounce overwhelming for Biden, when only half the hands were up, is stupid and ignorant of the fact viewers can also count. Then to see almost exactly the same number of hands up for Palin and Soleded pronounces "small hands" goes beyond the pale.
The fact these supposed "news analysts" believe they can get away with this is incredible! The fact they are tanking in the ratings as well is understandable.
A Thought on Legislative Success Possible for McCain vs Obama
Reviewing things at WIZBANG BLOG
I found this from Lorie Byrd:"One thing has occurred to me as I have listened to all the Obama ads this weekend. (He has overspent John McCain here in NC by over 8 million dollars and is paying people $8/hour to register voters for Obama here so I have had to listen to and watch a whole lotta Obama lately). Many of the ads focus on how horrible McCain's health care plan would be and I wonder if people realize that it doesn't really matter what any of McCain's plans look like. If McCain is elected he will have a Democrat controlled Congress to deal with. He won't get anything passed until it has been significantly changed by the Dems, or unless it is such a popular idea that the public demands it be passed in original form. Either way, in a McCain presidency conservatives will not get their way unless the idea is something the majority of the public really wants. The same cannot be said for Obama's plans because he will have a Dem congress to rubber stamp anything he submits.
Is everyone following? In other words, it is much more important to look at what Obama is proposing right now because whatever he proposes, he is going to have the votes to get it passed almost certainly in its original form. If you want a tax plan that takes money from you and gives even more of it (in check form) to people who currently pay no taxes, that is exactly what you are going to get. If you want a tax plan that will put additional tax burden on small businesses forcing them to cut back and lay people off to make ends meet, that is what you will get. If you want far left policies, that is what you will get with Obama. Barring a miracle, the Congress will still be controlled by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. There will be no check and balance on Obama's plans. After he has appointed two or three Supreme Court justices, forget checks and balances altogether -- he will have a blank check."
Consider that, my friends.....Under Obama you will get whatever HE wants. Under McCain you would get what was worked out between a GOP President (sort-of) and a Democrat Congress.
In my experience it is usually to our advantage as taxpayers to have a do-nothing Congress. In that scenario at least we don't get robbed as often.
Michael Malone at Pajamas Media on "The End of An Era!":"From where I sit, the United States government has embarked on two pieces of social engineering in the last few years. One was to make oil expensive as expensive as possible to drive people to greater use of alternative energy sources - because anything less would be irresponsible and destructive to the environment. The other was to enshrine home ownership (i.e., easy-to-obtain mortgages) as a new American right - because anything less would be unequal and racist.
None of us voted on these decisions - indeed, neither was even spoken about directly, much less debated. But nevertheless, both became national policy… and both have sparked national, now international, crises. Then, once they became crises, both were blamed on ‘greedy capitalism’, instead of what they really were: legislative interference into market forces.
Fine. We’ve been through this before, and no doubt we will see similar, government-induced crises again - inevitably accompanied by Administration officials and our elected representatives pointing at everyone but themselves.
But what makes this particular economic crisis so appalling, at least from this vantage point, is the sheer scumminess, corruption, short-sightedness and general incompetence of everyone involved. At least in the business world, especially in the take-no-prisoners world of high-tech that kind of venality and ineptitude either gets you fired or kills the company; by comparison, in Washington, it puts you in charge of the recovery effort."
Oh, and you can read the entire piece RIGHT HERE!
How Sad - Too Bad!
The GOP........McCain as principle architect........have given up the 2008 election. McCain's "principles" have again outweighed his ability. His "Gang of 14", and his "McCain-Feingold" are haunting him to the end.
Unfortunately his mis-adventures have cost the GOP the Presidency. He is a middle-of-the-road Republican.....he has sacrificed his entire Conservative base for his "principles".....
Bless you John McCain, for your military experiences and the awful life you lived. Curse you John McCain for being such a maverick that you have given Obama his Presidency!
I am ashamed this day to be a Republican. WE have given away the Presidency, the final bullwark to keep the Democrat Congress from advancing the Obama-type Socialism.
The next four years will be hell, and we may never, as a nation, recover.
I am glad at this point I am 65....Obama cannot hurt me much. I am sad for my children/grandchildren. They will suffer most from the idiocy and the vacant minds of those who chose "Change you can live with" over reality!Damn!
R.I.P. - GOP!!!!!
McCain let his VP candidate loose on Thursday, and she made Biden look less-than stellar.....despite DECADES in the Senate. That speaks to the quality of McCain's Choice for VP.UNFORTUNATELY........
McCain has already "Bombed" on the Bailout issue. He tanked, he blew it, he was W-R-O-N-G!!!!
He has LOST the election with his obstinate stance on the bailout (known by liberals as the "Rescue"......)
Mcain remains the cantankerous old fool who was part of the "Gang of (Thieves) 14" He helped author the horrendous "McCain-Feingold"....
Our party whimped out and selected a sure loser, and thus we have abdicated the future to Socialism!
Obama is a Wolf in sheep's clothing middle-of-the-roader with the WORST voting record for Conservatives in the entire Senate.No ONE CARES!
The herd mentality has taken over.
"Change We Can Believe In" has become the mantra of the mindless........
We WILL endure 4 years of Obama.
McCain is a lost soul still thinking he can "be honest" and win.....B.S.
Take the old man out to the pasture and let him graze.....
Meanwhile we are going to lose the election....lose the control of EVERYTHING......
By the end of this we will have Socialized Medicine!
By the end of this we will have complete control of all events in the media by the "fairness doctrine" resurrected!
Obama wins....the country loses, and the country is not going to be in a position to recover after Socialized Medicine is in effect....we will then live with it just a do Canada and England....BOTH failed medicine systems.ALL Hail Obama, the architect of the end of the USA as a Democracy!Democracy does NOT = Democrat!
There Was A B-I-G Loser at Last Night's VP DeBate!
There was a big loser.....but it was not Palin, who won, nor Biden who tried valiantly...assisted by Moderator Gwen Ifill who gave Biden both the opening and closing word.
Roger L. Simon identifies the loser in this piece at PajamasMedia:"Tonight, Sarah Palin drove another stake in the heart of those fuddy-duddy reactionaries that constitute our mainstream media. Going toe-to-toe with a senator with decades of experience, she more than held her own, giving lie to the media constructed narrative that she was an inexperienced hick from nowheresville Alaska. It demonstrates once again why the media is held in such contempt. For economic and ego reasons, they consider themselves to be our gatekeepers, but frankly they are not that smart. They are not rocket scientists – figuratively or literally. They are certainly no smarter than Sarah Palin. I would be willing to bet that in a free debate with Katie Couric, Palin would come out the victor. (Frank Luntz’s focus group saw her winning literally by acclamation over Biden.)
I actually had some sympathy for Joe Biden tonight (who we all know thinks John McCain is better than Obama anyway – he’s said so, as Palin was correct to point out). He was an aging fellow (like me) forced to debate a young and much more charismatic woman who was easily his equal. You could see in his body language that he knew it.
But if McCain-Palin actually pull this one out, it is the MSM that will be the big losers here. They have put heart and soul behind Obama without really knowing him. For shame.
(BTW, was I missing something or did that aspiring author Gwen Ifill give Biden both the first and last words? Is that legal?)"
What more would one expect from a moderator invested literally in the win by one team and the loss by another?
Gwen Ifill Has Questions for Tonight!!!!!
Yeppers folks, here they are....unveiled ahead of time by our ace reporters......."A partial list of Gwen Ifill's questions for the VP debateMayor Palin, Barack Obama is a handsome, charismatic demigod. How many boxes of Kleenex will you need after your crushing loss?Senator Biden, what is your favorite color? And if you have time for a follow-up question: Why?Mayor, you talk funny and you own a tanning bed. Why haven't you released Trig's birth certificate?Senator, have you seen those pictures of Obama in his swim trunks? If not, I have them right here.Mayor, what are the names, ages, and blood types of all 71 members of the Belgian Senate? And why are you unwilling to admit that your inability to instantly produce any and every fact I demand makes you unfit to stand in the way of history?Senator, you've spoken at length. Could you please continue?Mayor, which is your preferred method of stifling dissent, banning books or burning them? Since it's both, please explain how you can deny the accusation that you're a fascist, which I am making now.Senator, could you please sign my book?"
Yeppers, As I said....the usual unbiased media questions......
I am tired.....I am tired of the lies, tired of the subterfuge, tired of the many, many folks who are working so very hard to HIDE from the voters the facts of this election.
We are working to elect a person who is slated to be our President for the next 4 years!
The differences are striking.
The reasons I hear from the voters who have already decided are far from decisive. Many are just TIRED of the same-ole-same-ole in Washington. They are the most outspoken. The problem is, they find no solution (Nor do I!) in the offerings. We have two candidates as different as night and day (THAT was not a racist comment!).... as different as possible in ideology, and both teams sport one "NEW" member from the masses, and one "OLD" member from the many-times-elected corner.
For my part, I will vote McCain/Palin. I do not like John McCain. His McCain Feingold bill is an abomination. He is a veterans pol who has given me many reasons to oppose him. He, as part of the Gang of 14, sold out his party, and his support for the Immigration legislation was a WOW!
Obama is a solid, far-left Socialist who is trying VERY, VERY hard to appear middle-of-the-road. He will NOT be middle-of-the-road as a President. I know it, and so do all who care to look at his record. He is a Chicago Pol who votes as a Chicago pol, and who lies as often as do they!
We may be on the edge of losing to this slick man who is a vacuum none of us really know. But I shall oppose him, and if he is elected I shall issue in a year or two the "I TOLD YOU SO!"
Unfortunately that will not change the fact we will by then be mired in "Obamaism", and we will face "Jimmah Carter, II"
Journalism Is D-E-A-D!!!!!! - Long Live Journalism!
Wizbang gives us this!!!!
SAD to see a fine institution fade into oblivion as they continue their effort to "enforce" elections and outcomes.....
Obama may well win!
Yeppers folks, this hick from Chicago (Chi-kaw-ga as stated by "Boss" Richard Daley many years ago).....may well be our next President....our first Islamic/Black/White President!
We will have to live with this for 4 L-O-N-G years!
Jimmah Carter, II.....but with the Black thingee attached.....and he is going to force control of the media......WHY-OH-WHY are the media so very, very compliant????
I guess the facts I read somewhere online are true.....the media are knowing they are losing any impact, and they are using this as their last-gap attempt to actually impact an election!
Sad, Sad, Sad!!!!
As a former newsman and News Director, I find the current media folk totally bereft of ANY possible believability!
DEMs Lie About WHO did WHAT in Financial Mess!!!!
This is quite revealing......Y-O-U NEED to read it!!!!!
The onus of the problem is Democrat....they are in complete denial, and with the support of the lying, biased media they may get away with it.....something upon which they are counting!
My Name Is Ifill & I'm Awful.......
I get to moderate the VP debate. It does not matter IN THE LEAST that I wrote a book about one of the presidential candidates, and I have spoken about "The One" in glowing terms.....It Just Doesn't Matter!HotAir debunks this idiocy!
My God is there NO JOURNALIST LEFT WHO IS UNBIASED??????
Is there no shame among the legions of wanna-be Pulitzer winners???? No Wait....of course not, it is those who slam their news to the liberal side who win the Pulitzers!