Tuesday, July 29, 2008
Speaking yesterday to a group of black journalists, Barack Obama hinted that while apologizing to blacks for slavery and segregation is one thing, "deeds" are what are needed.
Deeds? Just what "deeds" does he mean?
Does he mean that the US government should offer "reparations" to blacks? If so, he should come right out and say it, and not make people guess about what he wants to do.
Obama notes ‘tragic’ US past
Sen. Barack Obama, speaking to a gathering of minority journalists yesterday, stopped short of endorsing an official U.S. apology to American Indians but said the country should acknowledge its history of poor treatment of certain ethnic groups.
"There's no doubt that when it comes to our treatment of Native Americans as well as other persons of color in this country, we've got some very sad and difficult things to account for," Obama told hundreds of attendees of UNITY '08, a convention of four minority journalism associations.
The Hawaii-born senator, who has told local reporters that he supports the federal recognition bill for native Hawaiians drafted by U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka, noted other ethnic groups but did not mention native Hawaiians when answering a question about his thoughts on a formal U.S. apology to American Indians.
"I personally would want to see our tragic history, or the tragic elements of our history, acknowledged," the Democratic presidential hopeful said.
"I consistently believe that when it comes to whether it's Native Americans or African-American issues or reparations, the most important thing for the U.S. government to do is not just offer words, but offer deeds."
Someone needs to sit Mr. Obama down and ask him what "deeds" means. He certainly believes that an apology is not enough...so, Senator, what IS enough? Do you support reparations for blacks?
Wanna bet the media missed this one, and won't question Obama on it?
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
The NY Times, that disgusting liberal rag masquerading as a newspaper, saw its 2nd quarter profits drop by 82 percent.
It should have been 102%.
New York Times 2Q profit drops 82 percent
NEW YORK (AP) - New York Times Co. says its second-quarter earnings fell 82 percent from the year-ago quarter boosted by a one-time gain. Meanwhile, print advertising revenue continued to shrink.
The New York-based newspaper publisher says its quarterly net income dropped to $21.1 million, or 15 cents per share, which included 11 cents per share in buyout costs.
Analysts polled by Thomson Financial expected income of 22 cents per share in the latest quarter. Analyst estimates typically exclude special items.
Revenue dropped 6 percent to $741.9 million, missing the average Wall Street estimate for $754 million. Ad revenue slipped down 11 percent, hurt mostly by fewer classified ads.
Chief Executive Janet Robinson says business was hurt by the "U.S. economic slowdown and secular forces playing out across the media industry."
Yep, it is those "secular forces" that caused an 82% drop in profits.
Maybe some religious forces can be brought in to help the Times. Exercising the liberals from that rag would be a good first step.
Print this bumper sticker up and put it on your car, on walls, everywhere - and make the Downies sweat.
Monday, July 21, 2008
The Republicans should run the following ad in congressional and Senate races this year:
"This is Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. They are in control of Congress. Both of them have been blocking the lifting of the moratorium on oil exploration off the coasts of the United States. They are asking for your vote this year, to solify their party's control of both houses of Congress. In 2006, the Democrats ran on "elect us and you will see lower gas prices." Gasoline then was $2.50 a gallon; now it is $4.20 a gallon.
Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid are asking you to vote for Democrats this year. If you vote for them, you are approving of their refusal to allow more oil exploration. You are approving of their tax increases which they have promised will occur if a Democrat is in the White House to sign them into law.
The next time you fill up your gas tank, think of Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. And then think about how your vote for their party in the election this November is a vote for $5.00 or $6.00 a gallon gas and higher taxes. And if you vote for them, you are asking them to do that to you. That is not a threat; that is a promise."
With that ad, Pelosi and Reid will become minority leaders in a heartbeat.
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard who is a major McCain campaign aide, met Tuesday with 25 former Hillary Clinton backers who, this article states, told Fiorina that they are "uncomfortable" about a "President Obama."
These are not just Hillary Clinton backers, though - they are major fundraisers. And getting them to either not back Obama, or even to support McCain, would be a huge coup for the GOP.
McCain Surrogate Fiorina Meets With Clinton Supporters
The McCain campaign dispatched its top female surrogate Tuesday to meet with about 25 disaffected supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton in Westchester, N.Y.
Carly Fiorina, the former chief executive of Hewlett-Packard Co. and a top adviser to Republican Sen. John McCain, met with the former Clinton backers at a private home for more than an hour and a half. Fiorina said in an interview that over glasses of iced tea and finger food, she fielded questions from Democratic women she described as “intensely uncomfortable with the notion of a President Obama.’’
Both McCain and his Democratic rival, Sen. Barack Obama have both been courting the 17 million or so people who voted for the New York senator during the primary season.
The Westchester meeting came at the behest of former Clinton supporters, some of whom have said – adamantly – that they won’t support Obama. Polls show Obama winning the majority of support from women voters while about a quarter of ex-Clinton supporters are leaning toward McCain. The meeting wasn’t stocked with typical voters, however. These were prominent activists and fund-raisers, including several known as “Hillraisers,’’ who raised more than $100,000 for Clinton during the primary season. “I didn’t ask how many of them were Hillraisers but certainly a number of them were,’’ Fiorina said.
Nor, Fiorina said, did she ask the women whether Clinton knew they had arranged the meeting with her. Clinton has endorsed Obama and urged her supporters to help defeat McCain.
Amy Siskind, a former Wall Street executive who helped organize the meeting, declined to identify most the attendees, citing their desire for privacy. She said that some of the recently formed pro-Hillary organizations that have been critical of Sen. Obama–such as Together4Us.com, which officially hosted the event, and JustSayNoDeal.com had representatives there. Together4Us.com lists its founders as Jill Iscol, Lady Lynn de Rothschild, Gretchen Glasscock, “and 50 more to be added very soon.”
Fiorina and participants said the town-hall style meeting covered a variety of issues, from health care to foreign policy to workplace rights. While many of the subjects could be described as of particular interest to women, many were not. One topic that got little attention: abortion rights. “John McCain has a very strong record of being pro-life, as do I,’’ Fiorina said. “They knew that. This was not a one-issue crowd.’’
Siskind said Fiorina agreed to provide details regarding McCain’s stances on mandating health insurance coverage for birth control pills, federal mandates for paid maternity leave and a reinvigoration of federal legislation aimed at giving women equal pay for comparable work.
Siskind said the group told Fiorina that if McCain would give some concrete assurances of support on such issues, the people in the room and the organizations they represented could help deliver “hundreds of thousands and maybe millions of votes” to the presumptive Republican nominee.
Fiorina, who recently held a similar meeting in Ohio, predicted there would be more. Of Clinton, the lifelong Republican said this: “I have said on many occasions that I have great empathy for her.’’
Notice that Hillary Clinton has not been seen much speaking for Obama. He wants her to vanish, but wants her supporters to back him with money and votes.
Yet it looks like a good 1/3rd won't be doing either. And that, my friends, is what we call a fatal illness.
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
In a show of chutzpah rarely seen in international circles, the World Court of International Justice at the Hague "ordered" the state of Texas not to execute several Mexican murderers on Texas' death row because they were not allowed to call the Mexican embassy when arrested.
Texas needs to send a message to these thugs: mind your fucking business, and deal with more pressing problems, like Mugabe in Zimbabwe and Ahmadinejad in Iran, two criminals who should be brought to justice by the UN.
World Court: U.S. must delay Mexican death sentences
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The World Court ordered the United States on Wednesday to do all it could to halt the imminent executions of five Mexicans until the court makes a final judgment in a dispute over suspects' rights.
The row, which has strained relations between the neighbors, centers on the fact that the United States failed to inform 51 of its citizens sentenced to die in U.S. jails of their right to consular assistance.
One of the five Mexicans on death row, Jose Medellin, is due to die on August 5 in Texas.
In 2004 the World Court, or International Court of Justice (ICJ), ruled in favor of Mexico, finding the United States had violated international law. It ordered the United States to review the 51 cases to see whether the lack of consular assistance had prejudiced the outcome of their trials.
Here's the message to Mexico: if you don't like American justice for Mexican murderers, halt them at the border from crossing into our country illegally, and let them murder your own citizens. Then you can do with them what you want. And take our word for it that we won't give a shit.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Harken back with me, if you can, just three weeks ago, to the 20 June 2008 edition of Newsweak, which calls itself "a magazine" but is in fact a shill for Barack Obama.
The latest NEWSWEEK Poll shows the Democrat with a 15-point lead over McCain.
Barack finally has his bounce. For weeks many political experts and pollsters have been wondering why the race between Democrat Barack Obama and Republican John McCain had stayed so tight, even after the Illinois senator wrested the nomination from Hillary Clinton. With numbers consistently showing rock-bottom approval ratings for President Bush and a large majority of Americans unhappy with the country’s direction, the opposing-party candidate should, in the normal course, have attracted more disaffected voters. Now it looks as if Obama is doing just that. A new NEWSWEEK Poll shows that he has a substantial double-digit lead, 51 percent to 36 percent, over McCain among registered voters nationwide.
Unfortunately for Newsweak, it was soon discovered that they weighted their poll with far more Democrats than Republicans. The poll, however, played well into the MSM's theme of "President Obama...here we come!"
Flash forward three short weeks (21 days for you liberals), and now the dimwits at Newsweak did another poll, trying to find more gold for Barack Obama. Instead, they found out that Obama is dropping in popularity faster than OJ Simpson did in 1994.
The latest NEWSWEEK Poll shows Barack Obama leading John McCain by only 3 points. What a difference a few weeks can make.
A month after emerging victorious from the bruising Democratic nominating contest, some of Barack Obama's glow may be fading. In the latest NEWSWEEK Poll, the Illinois senator leads Republican nominee John McCain by just 3 percentage points, 44 percent to 41 percent. The statistical dead heat is a marked change from last month's NEWSWEEK Poll, where Obama led McCain by 15 points, 51 percent to 36 percent.
Obama's rapid drop comes at a strategically challenging moment for the Democratic candidate. Having vanquished Hillary Clinton in early June, Obama quickly went about repositioning himself for a general-election audience--an unpleasant task for any nominee emerging from the pander-heavy primary contests and particularly for a candidate who'd slogged through a vigorous primary challenge in most every contest from January until June. Obama's reversal on FISA legislation, his support of faith-based initiatives and his decision to opt out of the campaign public-financing system left him open to charges he was a flip-flopper. In the new poll, 53 percent of voters (and 50 percent of former Hillary Clinton supporters) believe that Obama has changed his position on key issues in order to gain political advantage.
More seriously, some Obama supporters worry that the spectacle of their candidate eagerly embracing his old rival, Hillary Clinton, and traveling the country courting big donors at lavish fund-raisers, may have done lasting damage to his image as an arbiter of a new kind of politics. This is a major concern since Obama's outsider credentials, have, in the past, played a large part in his appeal to moderate, swing voters. In the new poll, McCain leads Obama among independents 41 percent to 34 percent, with 25 percent favoring neither candidate. In June's NEWSWEEK Poll, Obama bested McCain among independent voters, 48 percent to 36 percent.
Ouch! So, to sum up:
According to Newsweak, Obama lost 7 points in one month, and McCain gained 5 points in that same period.
The next few paragraphs from this hilarious story illustrates the disease known as "liberal stoopidity":
Obama's overall decline from the last NEWSWEEK Poll, published June 20, is hard to explain.
Not really. The numbers in that first poll were ridiculous, and couldn't be sustained. Further, Obama has spent the last three weeks opposing oil drilling and attacking McCain with no program to do anything for the American people. $4.20 gas will do that.
Of course, what Newsweak and the rest of the MSM won't tell you is that only 50% of Hillary Clinton's supporters are for Obama, while the rest are for McCain or are undecided. That is fatal.
Newsweak also won't tell you that whites are moving away from Obama, because he talks down to them; then, again, Obama talks down to everyone, blacks included. He has a real problem with looking down at people with his Pinocchio nose.
The worst thing going for Obama, however, is the "Douglas Wilder Effect" - it is what happens when black candidates run for office. When Douglas Wilder ran for Governor of Virginia in 1989, the polls had him with a 15 point lead on election day, yet he only won by less than 1 percent. What happened? Pollsters realized that many white voters who said they would vote for Wilder in fact said that to make themselves feel better about publicly saying they would vote for a black candidate - a form of "white guilt" from the electorate. None of the polling organizations today have factored into the 2008 race the "Wilder Effect," which did show up in the Downie primaries to some effect - for instance, in the New Hampshire primary, polls showed Obama with a 7 point lead, but he lost by 5 points...a 12 point difference. Pollsters who are honest (and don't weight their polls toward one side or the other) do not get things like that so wrong. So, it appears that Obama is actually about 2-3 points higher nationally, and perhaps more state-by-state, than he will actually get. All of which means that Obama is polling about 42-45% rather than 45-48%, nationally. State by state is another matter.
But perhaps most puzzling is how McCain could have gained traction in the past month.
Yep - more elitism from Newsweak. McCain is rising because people want drilling off our coasts to find oil, even if this is not a short-term fix for high fuel prices. Obama saying "no" has cost him dearly - and now he cannot change that view. He will sink or swim with it.
McCain leads with independents, 41-34.
If Obama cannot win more than 80% of Democrats, and loses independents, he is toast - and no amount of media fawning will stop that.
In conclusion, if Newsweak is showing things this bad for Obama, when he should have a real 10-15 point lead, the Downies are in far more trouble than anyone has stated. And that is music to our ears.
Tony Snow, the conservative commentator, lost his valiant battle with cancer early this morning.
Press Secretary Relished Job
Tony Snow, the former television and radio talk show host who became President Bush's chief spokesman and redefined the role of White House press secretary with his lively banter with reporters, died yesterday at Georgetown University Hospital after losing a high-profile battle with cancer. He was 53.
Snow had colon cancer diagnosed and treated in 2005, a year before joining the White House staff. He found out it had returned after an operation in March 2007 to remove what doctors thought was a benign growth in his lower abdomen. The cancer had spread to his liver, forcing him off the podium for treatment. Snow vowed to fight the disease and return to the briefing room but announced six months later that he was leaving his $168,000-a-year job because he needed to recoup the income he lost when he left his job as a radio and television host. He later joined CNN as a commentator.
In a statement issued by the White House, Bush said: "Tony was one of our Nation's finest writers and commentators. . . . It was a joy to watch Tony at the podium each day. He brought wit, grace, and a great love of country to his work."
In his brief tenure as Bush's public advocate, Snow became perhaps the best-known face of the administration after the president, vice president and secretary of state. Parlaying skills honed during years at Fox News, he offered a daily televised defense of the embattled president that was robust and at times even combative while repairing strained relations with a press corps frustrated by years of rote talking points.
He was lively and entertaining, he could be disarmingly candid when ducking a question, and he did not hesitate to retreat when it became clear he had gone too far. He could tell reporters to "zip it" one minute and defuse tension the next by admitting that he knew so little about a topic that he was "not going to fake it." He enjoyed the give-and-take of a tough briefing, but his smile, upbeat energy and glib repartee seemed to take the edge off sometimes rough rhetoric on behalf of an unpopular leader and unpopular policies.
Rest in peace, Tony. You are not only a journalist and a conservative one in a world of liberals, but you were a decent human being who loved life even as cancer was taking your own.
May he rest in peace.
Wednesday, July 09, 2008
Barack Obama, pushing rightward (because he knows that being as left as he is will guarantee him losing in November), has angered many of his own followers. His vote today on the FISA bill, which includes legal protections for telecommunications companies that aided in the war on terror (a real hard vote if you are anything but an American-hating leftist), has so angered his base that they are fit to be tied.
So, in that spirit, check out what some of them are saying, on Obama's own website.
This sounds so nice. This is why liberals should not be in control of things, including our government.
Senator Obama - Please Vote NO on Telecom Immunity - Get FISA Right
I thought that OBAMA was different, that he had guts, but I was wrong! I will still vote for him, but as the lesser of two evils! He took from me something more precious than anything else. HOPE! I had hope that he was different, how wrong I was. Wow, fooled again by a politician, how stupid of me. I thought I was smart enough now that I am 50 that I could tell the difference, WRONG! Where did the Senator who stood alone in opposing this insane war in Iraq? What turned him into just another politician who will say and do anything to get elected? I am a disabled american, white , male. Not particularly well educated, you know, the ones they said would not vote for OBAMA! Well I was a big supporter. I live on $768.00 a month, and I scrimped so that I could send him money as often as I could,$600.00 so far. But I wont be sending anymore, why should I, he has proven today that he no longer needs us or wants us! Yes I will still vote for him, while holding my nose. I'm used to it by now, it's how I have voted most of my life. Mr. Obama, if your still listening, CHANGE MY MIND, GIVE ME BACK THAT FEELING OF HOPE! But I don't know how you will do it. Good Luck to all! I'm outta here!
And how about this one?
Obama's move to support the FISA bill means a couple of things to me. You can fool all the people some of the time. And I'm taking off my bumper sticker. I regret deeply the money I have contributed to this campaign and would appreciate a refund: write it off to false promises or promises broken. I will not vote for this fraud.
Are you kidding me? If I knew how to take my name off of the text message, email and community action list I would. You let us down Barack. You blew it. Do you think those tens of millions of people who gave donations on your website were giving money to support illegal wiretapping and immunity for telecoms? No Sir. Stop the car, I'll be getting out here and walking home on my own, thanks.
Read them all, with their usual leftwing horseshit. But it is hilarious to see liberals in a tizzy over one of their very own taking a shit in their direction for once.
Tuesday, July 08, 2008
Take one delusional liberal, throw in a call "for an end to violence" and then watch as that huge liberal problem called H-Y-P-O-C-R-I-S-Y kicks in, and what do you have? You have a moron who was for peace and against violence until he decided to kill someone else.
Yep, it's that old time liberal religion of bullshityitis.
Childhood peace crusader pleads guilty to shooting
BOSTON (AP) -- A Boston man who as a child implored the governor of Massachusetts to "stop the violence" has admitted to fatally shooting another man.
Jason Meeks pleaded guilty Monday to voluntary manslaughter in the 2001 shooting death of Alvaro Sanders. The 27-year-old Meeks also pleaded guilty to wounding another man in the shooting and to witness intimidation. He was sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Prosecutors say Sanders was not Meeks' intended target.
Meeks had been charged with first-degree murder, but a jury deadlocked in his trial earlier this year, prompting prosecutors to negotiate the plea agreement.
In 1991, when he was just 10, Meeks wrote a letter to then-Gov. William Weld asking him to "stop the violence" and "put the bad people in jail."
So, what's the big deal? Someone stopped this creep from any more "violence," and they "put the bad people in jail." For Meeks, it was him both times. But now he got what he wanted. So stop whining, you liberal fuck.
Monday, July 07, 2008
We are currently almost near victory in Iraq, despite the Downercrats' and the American media's focus on defeat, defeat, defeat, because unless the Downercrats and their plans for full-scale surrender to Islamic terror are all elected this November (and in full control of the US government), the world may actually win the war against Islamic terror, which, to thugs like The New York Times, Keith Dimbulb and Newsweak, is tantamount to the end of the world.
So, where is the reporting on this? In the Times of London. Not on NBC. Not on CBS. Not on ABC. Not on CNN. And certainly not on MSDNC. Some of Fox, but not enough.
Iraqis lead final purge of Al-Qaeda
American and Iraqi forces are driving Al-Qaeda in Iraq out of its last redoubt in the north of the country in the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror.
After being forced from its strongholds in the west and centre of Iraq in the past two years, Al-Qaeda’s dwindling band of fighters has made a defiant “last stand” in the northern city of Mosul.
A huge operation to crush the 1,200 fighters who remained from a terrorist force once estimated at more than 12,000 began on May 10.
Operation Lion’s Roar, in which the Iraqi army combined forces with the Americans’ 3rd Armoured Cavalry Regiment, has already resulted in the death of Abu Khalaf, the Al-Qaeda leader, and the capture of more than 1,000 suspects.
The group has been reduced to hit-and-run attacks, including one that killed two off-duty policemen yesterday, and sporadic bombings aimed at killing large numbers of officials and civilians.
Read that? This is "the culmination of one of the most spectacular victories of the war on terror."
A year ago, Harry Reid (Defeatist-Nevada) said "the war is lost." Now it is almost won.
And what is the Downies' stand? We must withdraw as quickly as we can from Iraq, before we snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. Because if you have a Downercrat, you have a Defeatist.
And how does the "Surrender Now" crowd at the BBC report on this? Of course - "Female bomber kills nine in Iraq."
Female bomber kills nine in Iraq
A female suicide bomber has killed nine people and wounded 12 others in an attack on an Iraqi market, police said.
The attack took place in the al-Mafraq area west of Baquba in Diyala province, about 50 km (30 miles) north-east of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The use of women to carry out suicide bombings has become a regular tactic of al-Qaeda in Iraq.
The US military says there have been more than 20 suicide bombings by women this year in Iraq.
A BBC reporter in Baquba says women and children were among the casualties in Monday's attack.
Read the whole story - can you find just one piece of good news? That these are the last gasps of al Qaeda?
Of course not - and the Downercrats won't let you know it, at least not while they are not in control of the presidency.
Here is a prediction: if Obama wins, watch him claim victory next year in Iraq because he somehow "changed the mission to victory." If things go bad because he is a foolish fuck and pulls out the troops too early, he will blame George W. Bush and the GOP for starting the war in the first place. And the slavish media will love every second of it, despite it being completely false.
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Barack Obama flip-flopped on the Iraq war - so much so that he held two press conferences to try to tamp down the controversy over his change. However, Little Barry says reporters are at fault, and he is "puzzled" by the reaction.
We ask again: Man, is this scumbag a lying fuck, or what?
Obama "puzzled" by Iraq comment frenzy
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said on Saturday his plan to end the Iraq war was unchanged and he was puzzled by the sharp reaction to his statement this week that he might "refine" his timetable for withdrawing U.S. combat troops.
"For me to say that I'm going to refine my policies I don't think in any way is inconsistent with prior statements and doesn't change my strategic view that this war has to end and that I'm going to end it as president," Obama told reporters on his campaign plane.
Obama, who based his drive to capture the Democratic nomination on his early and ardent opposition to the war, said earlier this week he might alter his plan to bring combat troops home within 16 months of taking office if conditions on the ground changed.
The comment drew heavy coverage and sharp criticism from some on the left and the right, with Republicans saying it showed he was vacillating on Iraq.
"I was a little puzzled by the frenzy that I set off with what I thought was a pretty innocuous statement," he said on a flight from Montana to St. Louis. "I am absolutely committed to ending the war. I will call my joint chiefs of staff in and give them a new assignment and that is to end the war."
This man should not be President. He should not be in the US Senate, either.
How can Illinois residents have voted for this asshole?