Friday, October 31, 2008
Barack Obama endorsed one of Ayers' books, calling it "Searing and Timely".
So here's the deal:
Ted and Caroline Kennedy gave their Presidential endorsement to Barack Obama, who endorsed a book penned by Bill Ayers, whose 1974 manifesto was dedicated to Sirhan Sirhan, the assassin who murdered Robert Kennedy - which means Ted and Caroline Kennedy endorsed their brother's killer......... and so did Barack Obama.
H/T Rush Limbaugh [although, I don't think Rush put it quite this way].
Thursday, October 30, 2008
John McSame has been spreading scurrilous rumors that Obama is a "socialist". Ugly, horrible, right-wing lies from a lying Repug whose entire campaign has been one smear after another. Obama would be well within his rights to sue McSame for slander, or at the very least have him referred to a reeducation facility until such a time that a renewed Fairness Doctrine can silence such right-wing hate speech. But our future President is as merciful as he is witty, and chose instead to counter McShame's smears with a one-two punch of good ol' progressive humor.
And that's all Obama wants to do, really. He just wants to share his peanut butter and jelly sandwich with all the people of this country. Well, not quite everyone. Just those who need it the most. And it's not exactly HIS peanut butter and jelly sandwich he wants to share, either. After 8 long years of Bush's failed capitalist policies, the nation's peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are now unfairly concentrated in the hands of a small few. While the proletariat has been living hand to mouth, the richest 1% have been gorging themselves on sandwiches made from the peanut butter and jelly of the working class. - Read the rest at Blame Bush
"I don't know what's next. By the end of the week, he'll be accusing me of being a secret communist because I shared my toys in kindergarten. I shared my peanut butter and jelly sandwich."
Obama - speaking at a campaign fundraiser Thursday at the home of Monir Edwan, a prominent T-shirt distributor in the affluent town of Rafah Georgia - said that the Los Angeles Times "made an egregious error by not releasing the tape," but he said, "I respect their decision and I will not demand they release the tape anytime soon."
Obama said that while attending the farewell party, he nearly fell off his chair when one of the speakers compared Israeli settlers to Osama bin Laden.
"I was so full of anger," he said, "that I grabbed a cream pie from the head table, and threw right it in Khalidi's face! Unfortunately, the LA times is under pressure from the McCain campaign not to release the video. Sen. McCain doesn't want you see all that gooey whip-cream dripping down Khalidi's chin because he knows it would put me way over the top."
Obama also denied reports coming out of the Conservative blogosphere that allege he accused the Israeli government of committing "genocide against the Palestinian people" while speaking at Khalidi's farewell party.
"If that were true," he asserted, "then how come I never threw a pie in Olmert's face?"
Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Obama campaign today defended Obama's decision to attend Khalidi's farewell party.
"Senator Obama has consistently said that he would meet with Iranian President, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad," the spokesman said. "And to be perfectly honest with you, I don't see any difference between Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Rashid Khalidi. They're both a couple of thugs......"
Come to think of it, Joe the Plumber may actually be the 'Messiah, which would mean Barack Obama is not the Messiah, which essentially means that Obama and the media have been pulling the wool over us all this time!
Turns out Obama's no more exalted than the rest of us!
And to think they had me fooled for so long..... How embarrassing!
The LA Times believes that certain leaks are OK. Leaking secret grand jury proceedings that could defame the innocent is fine. Leaking national Security Secrets are OK. But "leaking" the tape of a meeting that points to the credibility of one of the Presidential candidates is taboo?
In May 2004, The Los Angeles Times reported Secret Grand Jury Information in the "Plame CIA leak case"... In June 2006, both The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times published a story based on a leak regarding the government's pressure on SWIFT — a Brussels-based clearinghouse that exchanges transactional information between international banks — to give up information on private bank transactions as part of U.S. global anti-terror efforts.The stories drew immediate fire from the White House and Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y, then-chairman of the House Homeland Security who called the leak and subsequent publishing of the program's details treasonous.
In 2003 The LA Times ran an Editorial about why leaks are important, What Leaks Are Good Leaks? By Jack Nelson, it says in part: [snip]... "National security leaders need to understand that some leaks are good for democracy and the country even though others are bad..."
What about the need for vigilance in reporting on the people who want to LEAD the government. In holding the Rashid tapes the LA Times is substituting vigilance for promoting its own political agenda.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
I have a feeling this parody was inspired by Paul Shanklin's "Obama Trick-or-Treat Spoof" as heard today on the Rush Limbaugh program. There's a link to the audio on Rush's website, but you can also listen to it on the YouTube video below. Enjoy!:
It has been a favorite trope of the Bush-bashers: The 43d president's power-lust is so insatiable, his disdain for constitutional checks and balances so complete, that he has fashioned himself into a dictator...
[But the Bush administration]... has never cowed its opponents into silence. If anything, the past eight years have set new records in vilifying a sitting president: "Bush = Hitler" signs at protest rallies; Crude "Buck Fush" bumper stickers; a 2006 movie depicting Bush's assassination; The New Republic's cover story on "The Case for Bush Hatred." The denunciation has been unending and often unhinged, yet Bush has never tried to censor it.
Will we be able to say the same of his successor?
If opinion polls are right, Barack Obama is cruising to victory. As president, would he show the same forbearance as Bush in allowing his opponents to have their say, unmolested? Or would he attempt to suppress the free speech of those whose views he detested? It is disturbing to contemplate some of the Obama campaign's recent efforts to stifle criticism.
When the National Rifle Association produced a radio ad last month about Obama's shifting position on gun control, the campaign's lawyers sent letters to radio stations in Ohio and Pennsylvania, urging them not to run it - and warning of trouble with the Federal Communications Commission if they did. "This advertisement knowingly misleads your viewing audience," Obama's general counsel Bob Bauer wrote. "For the sake of both FCC licensing requirements and the public interest, your station should refuse to continue to air this advertisement."
Similar lawyer letters went out in August when the American Issues Project produced a TV spot exploring Obama's strong ties to former Weather Underground terrorist Bill Ayers. Station managers were warned that running the anti-Obama ad would be a violation of their legal obligation to serve the "public interest." And in case that wasn't menacing enough, the Obama campaign also urged the Justice Department to launch a criminal investigation.
In Missouri, an Obama "truth squad" of prosecutors and other law-enforcement officials vowed to take action against anyone making "character attacks" on the Democratic candidate - a threat, Missouri Governor Matt Blunt later remarked, that had about it the "stench of police state tactics."
Perhaps these efforts to smother political speech are simply the overly aggressive tactics of a campaign in its adrenaline-fueled sprint to the finish. But what if they are the first warning signs of how an Obama administration would deal with its adversaries?
Michael Barone, the esteemed and judicious author of "The Almanac of American Politics," fears the worst. "In this campaign," he writes, "we have seen the coming of the Obama thugocracy . . . We may see its flourishing in the four or eight years ahead."
Pray that Barone is wrong. The nation's political life is toxic enough when the president is falsely labeled a dictator. It would be infinitely more poisonous if the label were true.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Noah Pollak notes the apparent contradiction between Obama's support for fighting al Qaeda in Pakistan and his silence on the U.S. cross-border attack into Syria on al Qaeda:Perhaps the Obama campaign doesn't know how to use email.......Obama says that the United States should strike at al Qaeda in Pakistan without the consent of the Pakistani government. So, he favors attacking al Qaeda in Pakistan, but presumably not in Syria, even though al Qaeda thrives in Syria not because of lawlessness (as in Pakistan) but because the group enjoys the hospitality of the Syrian government. Maybe if the Pakistani government began openly collaborating with al Qaeda, Obama would withdraw his support for military strikes.I emailed the Obama campaign yesterday asking if they would issue a statement on the attack, and I received no response. Perhaps the mainstream press would prefer that Obama not have to take a position on a controversial foreign policy matter just days before voters have the opportunity to make him our commander in chief.
If Obama was consistent, he would applaud the Syrian operation. His silence on the matter indicates otherwise. You’d think there were a few curious journalists out there who might wish to get him on the record about all of this…
French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel's government.Mark Ambinder notes:
Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate's stance on Iran as "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content."
Obama visited Paris in July, and the Iranian issue was at the heart of his meeting with Sarkozy... Sarkozy told Obama at that meeting that if the new American president elected in November changed his country's policy toward Iran, that would be "very problematic."
Until now, the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany have tried to maintain a united front on Iran. But according to the senior Israeli source, Sarkozy fears that Obama might "arrogantly" ignore the other members of this front and open a direct dialogue with Iran without preconditions.
Following their July meeting, Sarkozy repeatedly expressed disappointment with Obama's positions on Iran, concluding that they were "not crystallized... Advisors to the French president who held separate meetings with Obama's advisors came away with similar impressions and expressed similar disappointment...
But Sarkozy's pessimism does not stem only from Obama's stance; it also stems from the overall behavior of the international community toward Iran's nuclear program, and particularly its inability to agree on a fourth round of Security Council sanctions against the Islamic Republic. This foot-dragging will make it impossible to effect a change in Iran's nuclear policy, Sarkozy believes.
The French intelligence community believes that Iran has already obtained about 40 percent of the enriched uranium it would need for its first bomb, and that at its current rate, it will obtain the rest of the uranium it needs in the spring or summer of 2009.
However, French agencies are divided over what Iran is likely to do once it has this uranium. One view is that the Iranians will immediately make a nuclear bomb, in order to demonstrate their capability. The other is that Iran will continue enriching uranium without making a bomb - at least until it has enough enriched uranium for several bombs.
Bringing this up now isn't unfair:Obama has run a whole campaign essentially claiming that if he is elected, attitudes of traditional allies towards the US will change for the better and that's manifestly, well, difficult to claim on both the Iran point and the trade point.The "trade point" that Mark is referring to, is the European Union's concerns over Obama's promise to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), if he becomes president.
"Joe the Plumber," the small business aspirant and overnight media sensation, endorsed John McCain's presidential campaign Tuesday and said Barack Obama would make America a socialist nation.
The Ohio plumber... also agreed with a McCain supporter who asked him if he believed "a vote for Obama is a vote for the death of Israel."
"I'll go ahead and agree with you on that," Wurzelbacher told the man, retired Florida lawyer Stan Chapman who was visiting Ohio....
"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."
Wurzelbacher also said he had spoken with a lawyer about news reports that his state records had been accessed, perhaps illegally. The Ohio inspector general is investigating who or why accounts assigned to Attorney General Nancy Rogers' office, the Cuyahoga County Child Support Enforcement Agency and the Toledo Police Department were used.
Wurzelbacher was scheduled to make stops in Dayton, Middletown, Milford and Cincinnati. The bus tour included guests billed as Mary the Flag Lady, Mike the Painter and Linda the Fitness Trainer.
Barack Obama in an interview with WBEZ radio - Jan. 18, 2001
See the following video, approximately 2 minutes and seven seconds into the videotape:
Monday, October 27, 2008
Their intended crimes are no less serious than the crimes committed by Bill Ayers, the former 'Weather Underground' fugitive and Pentagon bomber.
Hence, I believe that these two thugs should receive the same kind of stiff sentence that Bill Ayers received for his despicable and heinous crimes. Namely, they should be required to perform countless hours of community service at the University of Illinois, teaching university students their own unique brand of "Social Justice".
However, unlike Mr. Ayers, who merely participated in the bombings of the Pentagon, the Capital building and the New York City Police headquarters, these two thugs were plotting a much more serious attack - they were targeting a US Presidential candidate - and they both should be punished accordingly.
Thus, I would recommend that as part of their sentence, they should both be prohibited from conducting any kind of political fundraisers in their homes. What's more, any politician who conducts a fundraiser in their homes or collaborates with them on any kind of educational project or who callously endorses a book written by one of them, should be officially barred from running for political office.
Now, I'm sure many of you are probably wondering what kind of politician, in his right mind, would endorse a book written by a couple of assassins or conduct a political meeting in their homes?
Well, I will concede to you that an upright politician like Barack Obama would probably never dream of such a thing. However, Senator Obama is the Messiah, and he's made of a different kind of cloth than the rest of us. But John McCain, well, he spent 5 years in the Hanoi Hilton paling around with Vietcong terrorists. I'm really not too sure about him.............
A Halloween decoration showing a mannequin dressed as vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin hanging by a noose from the roof of a West Hollywood home is drawing giggles from some passers-by and gasps of outrage from others.
The mannequin is dressed in brunet wig, glasses and a red business suit. Another mannequin dressed as John McCain emerges from a flaming chimney.
Chad Michael Morisette, who lives in the house, told CBS 2 News... "it should be seen as art, and as within the month of October. It's Halloween, it's time to be scary it's time to be spooky."
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Barack Obama's campaign is trotting out its own "Joe the Plumber" to counteract efforts by John McCain to make inroads on the white working class vote.And apparently, these 'Joe the Plumber' robocalls are being launched nationwide, as attested to by several bloggers, including the 'Boots and Sabers blog:
A reader in Colorado sends over word that the state Democratic Party and the Obama camp are blasting out robocalls from "Joe Martinez," a plumber in Colorado who vouches for the Illinois Democrat's tax plan. The rough script goes like this:
"...During this week's debate, Barack Obama talked about cutting taxes for middle class families like mine... John McCain ignored the issues... take it from Joe the plumber, if you want a president who will put middle class families first - join me in voting for Barack Obama. Paid for by the Colorado Democratic Party...."
I received a robo call on behalf of Obama this afternoon. It was sponsored by the Wisconsin Democrats. It started out, “My name is Joe, and I’m a plumber in Wisconsin...” and then went on to extol the virtues of Obama. It seems that the Dems are trying to take ownership of the “Joe the plumber” mantra.I think the Republicans should counter Obama's latest scheme by launching a brand new, nationwide robocall - from 'Bill the Terrorist' - in support of Barack Obama. The call would go something like this:
"My name is Bill, and I’m an American terrorist. Take it from me, John McCain despises terrorism. If you want a president who will cater to thugs like me - join me in voting for Barack Obama.
This call was paid for by 'Friends of the Weather Underground'."
Monday, October 13, 2008
Obama's website had originally stated that Barack Obama "was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity."
But after the conservative blogosphere cited an article written by an Acorn leader stating that Obama had been invited to Acorn's "leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year", the Obama campaign promptly changed the text on its website to read as follows:
"Fact: ACORN never hired Obama as a trainer, organizer, or any type of employee."
The Obama campaign now seems to be suggesting that while Obama did work in cahoots with Acorn and actually helped train its members, he was never a hired employee of the organization.
So it now turns out that Obama worked on behalf of this disreputable organization for free, out of the goodness of his heart - with the knowlege that ACORN would one day repay him for this act of kindness by helping to get out the vote for his political campaigns.
Based on this latest information, I would like to offer my sincerest apologies to the Obama campaign if I might have given the impression that Senator Obama was a hired employee of ACORN, when in fact, he was working for this wonderful and totally corrupt organization for free! I'm sorry, and I retract all previous accusations about Barack Obama's ties to ACORN...... including an earlier post which purported to identify Obama's long-standing relationship with ACORN, entitled, "Obama and ACORN, Tied at the Hip?"
If at some time in the past, Barack Obama had attended a fundraiser/meeting at the home of (now executed) Timothy McVeigh after he had bombed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, would you still be willing to vote for Obama in the upcoming elections?
If you were running for public office, would you accept an invitation to attend a fundraiser/meeting at the home of someone who participated in the bombings of the New York City Police headquarters, the United States Capitol building and the Pentagon?
If you answered "No" to the previous questions, please answer the following question:
Are you willing to vote for Barack Obama in November, despite the fact that he attended a fundraiser/meeting at the home of an unrepentant terrorist, who participated in the bombings of the New York City headquarters, the United States Capitol building and the Pentagon?
Please note: If you answered yes, to either one of the first two questions, you need not answer the last question.....
Corey Ealons, director of African-American media for the Obama Campaign, on the Hip-Hop community and its future role in communicating Barack Obama's message of "Hope"
"If you've never in your life ever seen a nigga-hatin' motherf**ker, a motherf**ker that just hates niggas, look at that f**kin' pink-ass white boy."
Hip-Hop artist and Obama supporter, "Scarface", expressing his disdain for Sen. John McCain and effectively conveying Barack Obama's message of "Hope"....
Friday, October 10, 2008
"Now, I don't know about you, folks, but if I were running for president of the United States, the last person I would want endorsing me is Calypso Louie. The last person I would want praising me is Calypso Louie, and I wouldn't want anybody calling me a Messiah. But these are the people that Obama hangs with, has hung with, and who are his mentors."
Rush Limbaugh - October 10, 2008
The Chicago Reader reported that Barack Obama attended Louis Farrakhan's "Million Man March" in October of 1995.
Biography.com writes as follows:
In 1995, along with other prominent black leaders such as Al Sharpton and Barack Obama, Farrakhan helped lead the Million Man March on Washington...
A man at the center of a voter-registration scandal told The Post yesterday that he was given cash and cigarettes by aggressive ACORN activists in exchange for registering an astonishing 72 times, in apparent violation of Ohio laws.From Digital Journal:
"Sometimes, they come up and bribe me with a cigarette, or they'll give me a dollar to sign up," said Freddie Johnson, 19, who filled out 72 separate voter-registration cards over an 18-month period at the behest of the left-leaning Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now.
"The ACORN people are everywhere, looking to sign people up. I tell them I am already registered. The girl said, 'You are?' I say, 'Yup,' and then they say, 'Can you just sign up again?' " he said....
ACORN is under investigation in Ohio and at least eight other states - including Missouri, where the FBI said it's planning to look into potential voter fraud - for over-the-top efforts to get as many names as possible on the voter rolls regardless of whether a person is registered or eligible.
It's even under investigation in Bridgeport, Conn., for allegedly registering a 7-year-old girl to vote, according to the State Elections Enforcement Commission...
Over 2000 voter registration forms filed in a stack of about 5000 applications in Indiana have been confirmed to be fakes.From the Times Leader:
And from where did those forms originate? The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN.
The district attorney for the Pittsburgh area is investigating possible forgery and other irregularities on voter registration forms turned in by a group already being scrutinized for registration problems in other states.Related posts:
Similar allegations are being investigated by the Delaware County district attorney and the U.S. attorney's office in Philadelphia.
The Pittsburgh-area investigation focuses on fewer than 100 registration forms apparently forged or otherwise illegitimate, such as duplicating the name of someone already registered under another party, said Mike Manko, spokesman for Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr.
The forms were collected by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, Manko said. The investigation mirrors others throughout the country in which ACORN canvassers allegedly turned in forms with fake Social Security numbers, incorrect birth dates, forged signatures or fake addresses.
Pennsylvania Republican Party chairman Robert Gleason Jr. said ACORN and others submitted nearly 253,000 voter registration forms in Philadelphia this year. Thousands of them have errors, he said. Delaware County officials are also investigating more than 290 registration cards, Gleason said.
Philadelphia's voter registration administrator, Bob Lee, said 57,000 of the 253,000 registration forms were rejected, but that more than 41,000 of those were filled out by people who were already registered...
Obama and ACORN, Tied at the Hip?
Obama and ACORN, A Partnership In Crime!
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
Source - Liberal Larry
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
LAS VEGAS — Nevada authorities on Tuesday raided the Las Vegas headquarters of a community organization that works to get low-income people to vote, seeking documents and records in an ongoing voter fraud investigation.Here's another interesting tidbit about ACORN and their intimidation tactics. From the Atlanta Journal Constitution, written by a fellow named Terry Garlock:
Secretary of State Ross Miller said fraudulent registrations submitted by the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now [ACORN] included registration forms for the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys football team.
“Tony Romo is not registered to vote in the state of Nevada, and anybody trying to pose as Terrell Owens won’t be able to cast a ballot on Nov. 4,” Miller said.
Miller said other voter registration forms used false names or information, or had duplicated information on multiple forms.
Charles D. Jackson, a New Orleans-based spokesman for the group also known as ACORN, declined immediate comment to The Associated Press....
My introduction to ACORN was in the 1990s. When the savings and loan debacle occurred and large numbers of S&Ls had to be taken into receivership, I was the eastern U.S. director of investigations for the Resolution Trust Corporation, the agency established to clean up the mess.Terry, I'm not a real journalist, but let me tell you something: There's plenty of fraud going on. If you don't believe me, just ask Tony Romo and the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys - they'll tell you all about it.......
My staff of investigators worked with the FBI, federal prosecutors and local law enforcement on criminal matters and with internal and external lawyers to bring civil claims against those who caused major S&L losses.
The RTC took control of assets, such as foreclosed real estate, to sell on behalf of taxpayers.
That’s where ACORN came in... ACORN wanted RTC’s foreclosed homes and apartment buildings to be made available for free housing, rather than sold for market value to recover taxpayer funds. To make their point, instead of jawboning with Congress where the RTC mandates were made, they demonstrated and intimidated at RTC offices.
In our office in King of Prussia, Pa., for a time we had police officers on site to escort staff to and from their cars to reduce the chance of violence to their person or automobile by ACORN thugs....
If you have been watching the news about Democrat-sponsored, high-energy, same-day registration and early voting, you might have noticed ACORN is involved. I suspect fraud, but to be fair and accurate, I don’t know.
If there are any real journalists left, maybe they could check it out and report the facts without loaded words.
Incidentally, according to ACORN's national Web site, the group has registered 1.3 million voters nationwide for the Nov. 4 election. So, it looks like Obama's "Chicago Style" politics is paying off.
And they say "Crime doesn't pay?" Right, tell it to the Marines.......
More on Obama's ties to ACORN, here: Obama and ACORN, Tied at the Hip?
I suppose when Barack Obama made those remarks, he was referring to the following "core values": H/T Debbie Schlussel:
A federal judge today ordered that 17 Chinese Muslims [Uighurs] held at the Guantanamo Bay military prison be released into the United States by Friday, agreeing with the detainees' attorneys that the Constitution bars holding the men indefinitely without cause."Don't worry, Barack Obama will keep this country safe, and at the same time, "protect our nation's core values"......
U.S. District Judge Ricardo M. Urbina... ordered the release "because the Constituion prohibits indefinite detention without cause." He added, "The separation of powers do not trump" the prohibition against holding people indefinitely without trial...
Scores of detainees are challenging their detentions in federal court after winning a Supreme Court ruling in June that gave them the right to have their cases reviewed by federal judges under the legal doctrine of habeas corpus....
The government has asserted that the Uighurs were members of the East Turkistan Islamic Movement and trained at camps affiliated with the Taliban or al-Qaeda. The Bush administration designated ETIM a terrorist organization in August 2002, after the Uighurs were taken into custody....
In other news today: Jerome Corsi, the author of the best selling book, "The Obama Nation," has been detained in Kenya and is expected to be deported soon. Corsi arrived in Kenya Thursday to promote the book and to investigate Obama's ties to Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga.
Corsi "told WND Editor Joseph Farah by telephone that Kenyan authorities claimed they were holding him because the immigration forms his party filled out for customs had been lost."
Kenyan Prime Minister, Ralia Odinga once said that he is a cousin to Barack Obama. In January, Odinga told the BBC's "The World Today" that Barack Obama's father was his maternal uncle.
Earlier this year I wrote that when Barack Obama went to Kenya in August of 2006, he was hosted by Raila Odinga and spoke in praise of him at rallies in Nairobi. Obama’s praise for Odinga was so blatant that a Kenya government spokesman denounced Obama during his visit as Raila’s “stooge.” - Source - The Midnight Sun
Barack Obama's father, a native Kenyan, was closely aligned to Raila's father, Jaramogi Oginga Odinga, a former Vice President of Kenya and a Marxist enthusiast who once boasted that "Communism is like food to me".
In August of 2007 - while running for the Kenyan Presidency - Raila Odinga signed an agreement with Kenyan Muslim leaders promising, among other things, the implementation of Sharia law in certain parts of Kenya, censorship of Christian programming on government airwaves, and a ban on Christian open-air gatherings in Muslim areas as well. - Source - Eakenya.org, The Obama Odinga Connection - on the sidebar, The Midnight Sun
When Raila Odinga lost the presidential election in December, he claimed the vote was rigged, whereupon his tribal followers went on murderous rampages such as in the town of Eldoret, where on New Years Day dozens of people were burned to death in a church set on fire… Throughout Kenya, hundreds of people were politically murdered. - Source-The Midnight sun
And another interesting tidbit: Ralia Odinga named his son "Fidel Castro".In an interview with the New York Times [see the end of the video] Odinga defended that decision saying: "That was in the 60's. [Odinga starts to laugh] It was very fashionable to be leftist. Fidel Castro then symbolized the resistance against imperial domination. Of course, the world has since changed."
Considering Obama's ties to Prime Minister Odinga and how he spoke so adoringly of him at rallies in Nairobi in 2006, it really is no surprise that Jerome Corsi was detained upon in Kenya. No surprise at all.....
And finally, if you're interested in learning more about Obama's ties to radical extremists, you can peruse the YouTube videos on this page.
Disclaimer: I am not necessarily endorsing all the claims made on these videos, nor have I seen all the videos on that particular page, but you can certainly get a better picture of Obama's radical ties by watching these videos.
Monday, October 6, 2008
From the AP:
Obama, like McCain, discloses the names of all donors who contribute more than $200, as required by law.Now, do you have the answer to my question yet? Not yet? Okay, I'll give you a hint: Take a look at the last two words of the previous paragraph.....
But on his Web site, McCain also identifies small-dollar donors, those who contribute less than $200. Obama does not, despite requests from campaign finance watchdog groups that he identify smaller contributors at least by ZIP code or foreign country.
There's your answer!
Actually, it's pretty funny when you stop and think about it. "Campaign finance watchdog groups have asked Obama to identify smaller contributors by ZIP code or foreign country". Now, it happens to be illegal to accept campaign contributions from foreign countries. [unless the donor is an American citizen living abroad] But just because it's illegal, doesn't mean Obama shouldn't be more open about it! Heh.
P.S. If you'd like to see some of the strange donations coming in to the Obama campaign, click here, and then click on the links towards the end of the post.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
Yes, indeed, Margaret Sanger, was the founder of the "American Birth Control League", which eventually became "Planned Parenthood" [Sanger served as president of the International Planned Parenthood Federation from 1952 to 1959]. She was also a bigot who once gave a lecture to the women's auxiliary of the Ku Klux Klan in Silver Lake, New Jersey.
Sanger is reported to have said about African-Americans, Immigrants and Indigents: "Human weeds,' 'reckless breeders,' 'spawning... human beings who never should have been born."
On sterilization and racial purification, Sanger believed "that, for the purpose of racial "purification," couples should be rewarded who chose sterilization."
It is quite interesting then that Barack Obama and the organization that Margaret Sanger founded,"Planned Parenthood", have expressed such mutual affection and admiration for one another.
More on Obama's foreign contributions here: (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Apparently, the GOP is filing a fundraising complaint against Obama with the FEC. So I suppose the FEC has no choice but to comply right now. Then again, if those miscreants in the upper echelon of the FEC have been covering for Obama the entire time, what's to stop them now? Nothing, I suppose....
On Obama's "Fight the Smears" website the Obama campaign issued the following disclaimer:
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN community organizer.However, "The Real Barack Obama" blog cites several sources which seem to indicate that these stated facts are nothing more than a pack of lies:
Fact: Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.
Fact: ACORN was not part of Project Vote, the successful voter registration drive Barack ran in 1992.
From the Sweetness & Light blog - Excerpted from an article written by Toni Foulkes in the Winter 2003 issue of Social Policy - Foulkes is a Chicago ACORN leader and a member of ACORN’s National Association Board:
"Obama... went on to run a voter registration project with Project VOTE in 1992 that made it possible for Carol Moseley Braun to win the Senate that year. Project VOTE delivered 50,000 newly registered voters in that campaign. ACORN delivered about 5000 of them.Mr. Foulkes then goes on to describe how ACORN volunteers in 2004 worked to get out the vote in Illinois, thus, helping "a skinny kid with a funny name become the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate".
"Since then, we [ACORN] have invited Obama to our leadership training sessions to run the session on power every year, and, as a result, many of our newly developing leaders got to know him before he ever ran for office. Thus, it was natural for many of us to be active volunteers in his first campaign for State Senate and then his failed bid for U.S. Congress in 1996. By the time he ran for U.S. Senate, we were old friends...."
In another post, Sweetness & Light cites an article from the Chicago Reader from December 8, 1995. Here's a small excerpt from that article:
Obama continues his organizing work largely through classes for future leaders identified by ACORN and the Centers for New Horizons on the south side. Conducting a session in a New Horizons classroom, Obama.. leads eight black women... through a discussion of “what folks should know” about who in Chicago has power and why they have it. It’s one of his favorite topics, and the class bubbles with suggestions about how “they” got to be high and mighty…And here's more from Sweetness & Light, showing the connection between ACORN and Obama's 'Project Vote' - From the New York Times - September 26, 2004:
“I get about 30 new voters or changes of address in six hours,” said Ms. Green, who was hired by Project Vote, the nonpartisan arm of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or Acorn. “I used to get 16 in 45 minutes, but now everyone’s registered.”From the New York Times - October 20, 2004:
Project Vote, the charitable arm of Acorn, will spend at least $16 million in crucial states this year; it spent $1 million in 2000.Time Magazine - October 18, 2004:
“We don’t bring 300 kids from Ohio State University into the inner city of Columbus,” says David Leland, national director of Project Vote, a nonpartisan arm of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), which claims it has registered more than 50,000 voters in the Columbus area.From the Palm Beach Post:
Project Vote, which is a political arm of ACORN, a nationwide group of community organizations, estimates their workers have signed up 145,000 Floridians this year.Sweetness & Light, citing both Acorn and Project Vote's websites, shows that both organizations share the same office address in Arkansas and in Washington D.C.
Little Rock Acorn
2101 S. Main St.
Little Rock AR 72206
739 8 St. SE
Washington DC 20003
Washington DC Office
2101 S. Main St.
Little Rock AR 72206
739 8 St. SE
"Indeed, they don't just share offices, but also their job advertising":And then there is this tidbit from Rad Clown, via The Real Barack Obama:And ACORN has been the top “independent contractor” by far for Project Vote for the years we have public records, via Guidestar....
Project Vote Finance Director
Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.) Location: Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States Posted by: ACORN Political
Job Category: Accounting & Finance Salary: Last day to apply: October 28, 2008 Last updated: September 4, 2008
Type: Full time Language(s): English Job posted on: August 29, 2008 Area of Focus: Voting, Democracy, and Civic Engagement
Project Vote is seeking a Finance Director to join a dynamic management team leading the country’s premier nonpartisan civic engagement organization. Project Vote is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit corporation dedicated to expanding the electorate, particularly in low income and minority communities, and protecting Americans’ voting rights. Working closely with its community partner, ACORN, Project Vote has helped to register over 2.5 million voters since 2004.
Washington DC 20003
And... according to their Forms 990 ACORN and Project Vote (and Citizens Services) once again share the same address - and the same phone number too...
From Obama's own web site, on the community blog page:
Now, I don't know about you, but I am sick and tired of reading these outright distortions being propagated by blogs like The Real Barack Obama, Sweetness & Light and the Rad Clown blog. It is time for someone to step up to the plate and counter these despicable "rumors". Since the New York Times did such a wonderful job in whitewashing Barack Obama's "alleged" ties to Bill Ayers and defending him from those despicable internet rumor-mongers, I believe the Times is certainly capable of whitewashing Barack Obama's "alleged" ties to ACORN.
ACORN Political Action Committee Endorses Obama, by Obama blogger Sam Graham-Felsen:
"When Obama met with ACORN leaders in November, he reminded them of his history with ACORN and his beginnings in Illinois as a Project Vote organizer, a nonprofit focused on voter rights and education. Senator Obama said, "...I know personally, the work you do, the importance of it. I've been fighting alongside ACORN on issues you care about my entire career. Even before I was an elected official, when I ran Project Vote voter registration drive in Illinois, ACORN was smack dab in the middle of it, and we appreciate your work".”
Now, perhaps some of you don't feel the need to defend Senator Obama's integrity. After all, these things that Obama says on his website are "just words" and nothing more than that, and this election has never been about "words", but about "hope" and "change" and other nouns and adjectives that "we can believe in". Nevertheless, we can not let these "smears" go unchallenged, for if we do, it will only embolden these vicious rumor-mongers and encourage them to conjure up new lies about Barack Obama. We simply have no choice, but to "Fight the Smears" and to defend Senator Obama in a beguilingly cunning and most convincing manner... And I call on the New York Times to lead the way!
Yes, indeed, let the "whitewashing" begin!
Update: The RNC claims Obama's campaign paid over $800,000 to ACORN for get-out-the-vote efforts, but "mistakenly misrepresented" their work to the FEC... An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. -- a subsidiary of ACORN -- worked in 'get-out-the-vote' projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary.
Now, this is clearly a smear tactic! Some Republican operative doctored up Obama's FEC records to make it look like he payed ACORN to 'get out the vote'! Unbelievable!
How low can these people get!
Friday, October 3, 2008
Apparently, "Rock" legend, Bruce Springsteen has agreed to conduct a free acoustic show on Saturday at an Obama rally in Philadelphia. But here's the catch:
In order to win a chance to meet the "The Boss" personally and introduce him to the crowd, you are required to "do four hours of volunteer work by 10 p.m. today at one of the Obama campaign offices listed on Obama's website. One volunteer will be chosen to meet 'The Boss' himself".
Now, say what you will, but that's what I call "Voluntary Community Service"! And it just goes to show you that Barack Obama is a man of his word!
And who knows? Maybe one day you and I, and every US citizen will have the opportunity to do community service for Barack Obama and win a chance to meet both the new President and the "Boss", up close, as you've never seen them before! Just a few months of community service and your wildest dreams might actually come true!
Now, I got to be up front with you: I was always under the impression that community service is something you do after you've been charged with a crime in order to avoid jail time. But apparently, that's not the case anymore.
From now on, whether you've been charged with a crime or not, you can still do community service and volunteer to serve your new Commander in Chief! Call it Barack Obama's"redistribution" plan. After all, why should potential jail-birds be required to do all that community service by themselves when we could all share the burden? As Senator Joe Biden is fond of saying: "It's called being "Fair" and "Patriotic"!"
Tell me something! Is this not a great country or not??!!
CAIR has recently been conducting voter registration drives inside Mosques all across the country. One such registration drive was held on Sunday at the Bait-Ul-Ilm in Streamwood, Illinois.
MAFO [Muslim Americans for Obama] is also conducting registration drives at mosques in Michigan, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Virginia, and Ohio this week during Ramadan celebrations. One of the mosques Dar al-Hijrah in Falls Church, VA, is the mosque that hosted two of the 9/11 hijackers, Nawaf Al Hazmi and Khalid Al Mihdhar.
CAIR could argue, perhaps, that it is acting as a non-partisan organization, however, "Muslim Americans for Obama" would have a difficult time making the same argument. Thus, Mosques that participate in voter registration drives sponsored by MAFO should lose their tax exempt status.
Just a few days ago, CAIR asked the IRS to investigate whether the Clarion Fund - a non-profit organization behind the distribution of an anti-Islamic terrorist film to 28 million homes in presidential election swing states - has violated laws governing its tax-exempt status. - [H/T - Z-Truth.]:
From Market Watch:
In a letter to Steven T. Miller, commissioner of the IRS's Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division, CAIR wrote in part:But apparently, CAIR's voter registration drives - in Mosques all across the country - are all non-partisan and the Mosques that participate in these activities are acting within the full spirit of the law....
"[I]ndependent observers have suggested that the distribution of the DVD was an obvious attempt by the Clarion Fund to participate in campaign activities and intervene in the 2008 presidential election."
Several months ago, the Z-Truth blog posted a video from ''Muslim Americans for Obama'' and noted as follows:
Great pictures but weird, overall! You need to watch this one - there's an anger to it. Are there machine-gun sounds at the end of it? OMG - yes! [at the very end of the video]
Illegal voter registration drives, machine-gun fire? Apparently, organizations like MAFO, believe in the old adage that says, 'the ends [helping Obama win the election] justifies the means'. Hopefully, the IRS will act promptly to remove the tax exempt status from any Mosque that participates in MAFO's voter registration drive.
And as far as those machine-gun sounds are concerned, someone ought to contact Homeland Security about that.....