Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Congratulations Senator Obama

The American people have spoken. We will pray for our new President elect and pray that he governs wisely. President elect Obama proved that anyone can be elected President in this the greatest nation on Gods green earth as Mike Medved would say. When he goes awry we will work hard to save him and the country from himself. In his campaign he threw Rev wright, Father Phleger, Kahlide, Farakan, and Resko under the bus and we pray he keeps them there. Meanwhile there is much work to be done to organize and seek to empower his majesties loyal opposition.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Why am I voting for McCain

Why am I voting for John McCain? By Theop

1. John McCain Loves The United States of America. Senator McCain said this in his acceptance speech. It moved me deeply:

I fell in love with my country when I was a prisoner in someone else's. I loved it not just for the many comforts of life here. I loved it for its decency; for its faith in the wisdom, justice and goodness of its people. I loved it because it was not just a place, but an idea, a cause worth fighting for. I was never the same again. I wasn't my own man anymore. I was my country's.

I'm not running for president because I think I'm blessed with such personal greatness that history has anointed me to save our country in its hour of need. My country saved me. My country saved me, and I cannot forget it. And I will fight for her for as long as I draw breath, so help me God.

Barack Obama loves?? Who knows? The press won’t investigate him or run any stories that are not Obama swoon pieces. He has no paper trail and refuses to release documents or talk about significant parts of his life. Bill Ayers head of the Weather underground (who with his wife Bernadet Doren bombed the Capitol, the Pentagon, police stations and the home of a Federal Judge) was “just a guy in the neighborhood” according to Senator Obama. That is all we would know about the relationship if it was up to Obama and the main stream media. Thanks to Stanley Kurtz we know Senator Obama worked closely with Bill Ayers on the Chicago Annenburg Challenge and through the challenge gave millions of dollars (possibly as much as 120 million) intended for improving the education of Chicago’s children to Ayer’s political allies with no improvement in the education of Chicago’s children.
Obama claimed Jeremiah Wright as a mentor in his book The Audacity of Hope (the title taken from one of Wright’s sermons in which Wright says a World in need is caused by the white man’s greed). Now Obama claims that he didn't know that Jeremiah Wright preached black liberation theology (a form of Marxist racial hate disguised as Christianity) and anti-Americanism from his pulpit. Two questions remain about Barack Obama that you never have to ask about John McCain are: Who is this man? and Will he fight for America?

2. John McCain will appoint A Supreme Court that respects the Constitution. John McCain will appoint Supreme Court Justices like Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Scalia. These are Justices who consistently look to the Constitution to decide the Constitution and do not view the Constitution as flexible to be molded at the whim of the Justice. Senator Obama has indicated that he will appoint justices like Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Justice Stevens. These justices view the Constitution as flexible to be bent to their whims and political views. The next president will appoint at least two and possibly four Supreme Court justices and electing Barackc Obama will change the court for more than a generation. There are also a large number of Federal Appeals Court and District Court vacancies and allowing Barack Obama to appoint these judges would be a disaster.

3. John McCain is pro-life. The National Abortion Rights Action League web site says this. (Pro-life language has been substituted for the pro abortion language found on the web site)
“Sen. John McCain served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1986 and in the U.S. Senate from 1987 to present. During his four years in the House, then-Rep. McCain cast 11 votes on abortion and other life issues. Ten of these votes were Pro-life. In the Senate, Sen. McCain has cast 119 votes on abortion and other life issues, 115 of which were Pro-life.”
Senator Obama is not just pro-choice but pro-abortion. Robert P. George, McCormick Professor of Jurisprudence, at Princeton University in an article exploring Senator Obama’s abortion policies said, “Barack Obama is the most extreme pro-abortion candidate ever to seek the office of President of the United States. He is the most extreme pro-abortion member of the United States Senate. Indeed, he is the most extreme pro-abortion legislator ever to serve in either house of the United States Congress.”

Professor George continues:

“He (Obama) has promised that ''the first thing I'd do as President is sign the Freedom of Choice Act'' (known as FOCA). This proposed legislation would create a federally guaranteed ''fundamental right'' to abortion through all nine months of pregnancy, including, as Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia has noted in a statement condemning the proposed Act, ''a right to abort a fully developed child in the final weeks for undefined 'health' reasons.'' In essence, FOCA would abolish virtually every existing state and federal limitation on abortion, including parental consent and notification laws for minors, state and federal funding restrictions on abortion, and conscience protections for pro-life citizens working in the health-care industry-protections against being forced to participate in the practice of abortion or else lose their jobs. The pro-abortion National Organization for Women has proclaimed with approval that FOCA would ''sweep away hundreds of anti-abortion laws [and] policies.''

There are many other reasons to vote for John McCain but these are sufficient. If these reasons don’t convince you think of a Liberal Democratic Congress headed by Nancy Pelossi and Harry Reed ( currently with a 15% approval rating) operating unrestrained by a President Obama, the most liberal Senator in the Senate. A Senator who has never bucked his party on any signifigant issue.

See you at the polls.


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Barrack Obama New Party Member

Leave it to New Zeland when U>S> media won't do their job.

Trevor Loudon in this post (go there for the pictures) from New Zealand provides strong evidence that Barrack Obama was a member of a Socialist party The Illinois new party.

Notice Trevor is practically begging Journalists to report this information. Remember the Brouhahah that was made over the media fabrication that Sarah was a member of the Alaskan Independence party which was a media fabrication. Now they won't report Obama's membership in this way left party. Senator O'bama is no moderate. The Media should but won't do their job.
Thursday, October 23, 2008

Obama File 41 Obama Was a New Party Member-Documentary Evidence

This post is for journalists who care about the future of their country more than their careers.

I have previously posted about Barack Obama's involvement in the socialist led Illinois New Party here, here and here.

Below are scans from New Party News Spring 1996.

They prove that Barack Obama was a member of the Illinois New Party and was endorsed by them in his 1996 Illinois State Senate race.

Front page-scanned from a photocopy

Front page close up-scanned from a photocopy

Front page ultra close up-scanned from a photocopy

Note that the text refers to Barack Obama as a New Party member, while Willie Delgado is only "NP endorsed"

The New Party clearly drew a distinction. Obama was on on the wrong side of the dividing line.

Page 2, scanned from a photocopy.

Page 2 closeup-scanned from the original.

The New Party was the creation of the quasi-Marxist Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the radical community organisation ACORN. The Communist Party splinter group Committees of Correspondence (CoC) was also involved.

I quote from Chicago DSA's New Ground of September/October 1995

The political entourage included Alderman Michael Chandler, William Delgado, chief of staff for State Rep Miguel del Valle, and spokespersons for State Sen. Alice Palmer, Sonya Sanchez, chief of staff for State Sen. Jesse Garcia, who is running for State Rep in Garcia's District; and Barack Obama, chief of staff for State Sen. Alice Palmer. Obama is running for Palmer's vacant seat...Although ACORN and SEIU Local 880 were the harbingers of the NP there was a strong presence of CoC and DSA (15% DSA)... Four political candidates were "there" seeking NP support."

Here is part of an undated New Party document probably from 1995. Scanned from a photocopy.

It lists approximately one hundred"community leaders, organizers, unionists, retirees, scholars, artists, parents, students, doctors, writers and other activists who are building the NP."

Those listed include;

Elaine Bernard-A Labour academic and prominent DSA member.

Noam Chomsky-Linguist and activist, member of both DSA and CoC.

Barbara Ehrenreich-Author, activist and DSA leader. Early this year Ehrenreich was one of the four founders of Progressives for Obama

Bill Fletcher-Former Maoist, a labour activist and leading DSA member. Early this year Fletcher was one of the four founders of Progressives for Obama

Maude Hurd-Longtime ACORN president. Awarded for her work by Boston DSA. ACORN is heavily involved in the Obama campaign.

Manning Marable-A founder of DSA and a leader of CoC. Regarded as a driving force within the New Party. Now an Obama supporter.

Frances Fox Piven-A senior DSA member. Regarded as the brains behind ACORN. Piven is now an endorser of the Progressives for Obama website.

Raphael Pizzaro-New York labour activist and former CPUSA member. An official of both CoC and DSA.

Gloria Steinem-Author and senior DSA member An Obama supporter and volunteer.

Cornel West-Academic and prominent DSA member. West now serves as an advisor to the Obama campaign.

Quentin Young-Chicago doctor, prominent DSA member. Quentin Young is a neighbour, friend and supporter of Barack Obama. he attended the famous 1995 meeting in the home of Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn where Barack Obama was introduced by Alice Palmer as the chosen successor to her Illinois State Senate seat.

Carl Davidson, former Chicago CoC National Committee member, New Party activist, associate of Barack Obama and friend of Bill Ayers, now serves as Progressives for Obama webmaster.

The originals of these documents are held in the Washington DC area. I personally viewed them when I visited Washington in May 2008.

If any journalist, media organization or publisher would like to view the original documents they may email Trevor Loudon, to be considered-address is on the side bar under New Zeal Research Associates.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

This is not a football game

I was raised to root for the Big Ten. My parents do it, and so do my grandparents. In fact my grandmother regularly throws a fit when the Big Ten team inevitably loses the Rose Bowl. But we root for them anyway. And any call that goes toward the other team is a completely idiotic call and the Big Ten always gets hosed. Always. I root for my favorite professional football team in much the same way. Any call against them is crazy, any call for them is justified. Anyone who likes their rivals is a complete idiot.

I am okay with this view when it comes to football. I am genuinely concerned that the majority of my friends view politics the same way. Anyone who roots for the other side (whichever side that may be) is a complete idiot. On facebook this is particularly rampant. I don't think anyone could watch the VP debate with an open mind and say that either side completely embarrased themselves, yet my friends do. Nothing is going to get fixed in this country if we don't stop looking at America as a football game. That way half the country is always losing.

Enough is Enough

In response to an AP story that calls Sarah Racist for mentioning the O'bama Ayers connection Powerline posted a rebutal. I posted my own response and rebutal in Powerline's forum.

It is reposted below:

The MSM and the Obama campaign must be terrified of the Senator’s connections with Bill Ayers and rightly so. What would the MSM do if John McCain had an association with an ex-Ku Klux Klanner (Senator Byrd excluded for obvious reasons) who had bombed black churches escaped justice due to technicalities, admitted the crime (guilty as hell free as a bird) and is completely unrepentant? What if that Ku Klux Klanner had launched John McCain’s political career by having a fund raising party in the Klanner’s own home along with the Kluxer’s wife who also bombed Black Churches? These associations would disqualify him or anyone else from getting near the White House. As an American I would want to know the who what where and when of theses associations.

I would want statements from the candidate that did not misrepresent the relationship (just a man who lives in my neighborhood). Senator Obama could have at least added, who I happened to have help distribute 100 million dollars to mutual friends and political allies in a little deal we called the Anenberg Challenge. “Palling around” does not mean that your pals with the person it means that you have a long association with said person. Senator Obama obviously had a long and (for the Senator) fruitful relationship with Bill Ayers. Bill Ayers launched the Senator’s political career at a fund raising dinner at Ayer’s house. Saying this was palling around out loud makes Sarah a racist? Only when you are so afraid these facts will come to the attention of the American people and so in the tank for Obama you want to put any discussion of Bill Ayers off limits.

One thing both camps and the deMSMs obviously agree on is Bill Ayers is not a person who a person who wants to be President should be associating himself with. That is why the Obama campaign has tried to hide Bill Ayers under a rock with the assistance of the Media. Thanks to alternate media and no thanks to the MSM the facts of the association are clear at least as far as public records can make them. Three facts are all you need to know:

1. Bill Ayers is an unrepentant bomber of the pentagon and other places by his own admission.

2. Barrack Obama had relations with Ayers that were extensive. and;

3. Senator Obama covered up and misrepresented this relationship to the American People with the help of the deMSM.

Since the facts can no longer be hidden the NYT has tried a whitewash and the deMSM are now calling it racism to make inquiry or (state the obvious on the subject) out of bounds. The big question is are the American people going to put up with the association, the cover up, the whitewash, and now the attempt to put the topic off limits or are they going to say Senator Obama enough is enough?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Obama Uses Prosecutors to stiffle free speech

John at Powerline alerts us to some of the abuses coming from the Obama camp.

If Barack Obama becomes President and takes over command of the Justice Department, it is reasonable to expect an assault on the First Amendment the like of which we haven't seen since the Jefferson administration. Here's the latest: in Missouri, Obama has enlisted his allies in public office, including St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, to threaten criminal prosecution of any Missouri television station that runs ads about Obama that are untrue. Since every politician sincerely believes that all ads run by his opponents are untrue, the field of potential criminal exposure is broad indeed.

Today, Missouri's Governor Matt Blunt responded strongly to Obama's attempted flouting of the Constitution:

St. Louis County Circuit Attorney Bob McCulloch, St. Louis City Circuit Attorney Jennifer Joyce, Jefferson County Sheriff Glenn Boyer, and Obama and the leader of his Missouri campaign Senator Claire McCaskill have attached the stench of police state tactics to the Obama-Biden campaign.

What Senator Obama and his helpers are doing is scandalous beyond words, the party that claims to be the party of Thomas Jefferson is abusing the justice system and offices of public trust to silence political criticism with threats of prosecution and criminal punishment.

This abuse of the law for intimidation insults the most sacred principles and ideals of Jefferson. I can think of nothing more offensive to Jefferson’s thinking than using the power of the state to deprive Americans of their civil rights. The only conceivable purpose of Messrs. McCulloch, Obama and the others is to frighten people away from expressing themselves, to chill free and open debate, to suppress support and donations to conservative organizations targeted by this anti-civil rights, to strangle criticism of Mr. Obama, to suppress ads about his support of higher taxes, and to choke out criticism on television, radio, the Internet, blogs, e-mail and daily conversation about the election.

Barack Obama needs to grow up. Leftist blogs and others in the press constantly say false things about me and my family. Usually, we ignore false and scurrilous accusations because the purveyors have no credibility. When necessary, we refute them. Enlisting Missouri law enforcement to intimidate people and kill free debate is reminiscent of the Sedition Acts - not a free society.

"Barack Obama needs to grow up?" Well, maybe. Either that or, as President, he can carry out his threats to have his critics arrested. Say what you will about other celebrities who have grown up in the public eye, like Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears: at least they never tried to have you thrown in jail.

And this before he is even elected president. Like I tell Larry over at noleftturnz

See you in the camps.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Inside Obama's OODA loop

In the late 1950s Colonel John Boyd, one of the great military tacticians and strategists of the Twentieth Century devised the OODA loop applying it to one on one battles in Jet fighters (commonly known as dog fights). The idea is that every battle is fought by observing orienting deciding and acting over and over in a loop. To win the battle a warrior either performs his OODA faster than his opponent or ideally get inside your opponents OODA loop breaking it up. John McCain being a fighter pilot is iam sure familar with the concept and yesterday he was so far inside his oponents OODA loop he had Senator Obama chasing his political tail as well as telling political tales. MCCain Observes the nation in crises, a crises I might add that is eroding his position in the poles. The need for action is obvious to save the markets and possably the economy but action is stalled by what appeares to be a partisan imopasse. McCain Orients this is a job for a bipartisan healer a maverick, someone like John McCain. McCain decides and acts Suddenly McCain announces he is suspending his campaign to return to washington to help America in crises he invites Obama to follow his lead. What is a Dmocratic presidential candidate and part time U.S> Senator, to do. If he follows McCains lead he looks weak, if he doesn't the Good Senator is perceived as putting campaign over Country. What to do what to do I know if your a politician when in doubt LIE . I called McCain this morning. Sure you did. Well it sells among Obama hard core supporters. McCain looks like McCain, Obama looks like Obama and that is not good news for Senator Obama.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Lies Continued

Powerline points out a new lie which Senator Obama is using to scare seniors on Social Security.

Like many Democrats, Obama engages in the politics of fear. He tries, especially, to scare senior citizens. In one ad, he asserts that the "Bush-McCain privatization plan" would "cut Social Security benefits in half." That this crude lie is absurd on its face does not mean that no fearful seniors will fall for it. writes:

This is a falsehood sure to frighten seniors who rely on their Social Security checks. In truth, McCain does not propose to cut those checks at all.

Every election season the Democrats try to scare seniors into believing that their Social Security checks will be cut if the Republicans get into office. Of course no one in America can change the Social Security system. President Bush spent much of his early second term and a large amount of political capitol trying to get a little sanity into Social Security. The reward for this effort? Zero zip, Nada, a day of reckoning with Social Security is coming and the Democrats who love making Social Security a political football will almost certainly try to blame Republicans when that day comes.

Friday, September 19, 2008


Every Campaign Ad that McCain runs (that i know of) is factually true and every time he runs an Ad it seems the Obama campaign accuses the McCain campaign of lying. For example McCain indicated that Senator Obama was in favor of comprehensive sex education for kindergartners. Obama says that is a lie because he only meant to protect the Children from sexual predators. Regardless of Obama's intent the bill he supported called for comprehensive K-12 sex ed. This was demonstrated by Byron York at National Review Online.

Today Obama is caught fudging on his claims at an ad dezigned to Scare Seniors.

dragonfly gets it right in the powerhouse forum

dragonfly posted this at the powerhouse forum (spelling errors have been corrected):
"Bill Katz is right, and I am sure that Sarah Palin, a bred-in-the-bone, unabashed "flyover" American knows exactly who she is appealing to, and will continue to win votes because of it. McCain is going to let Sarah be Sarah because she is not rattled by either the MSM or Obama's slimy tactics. She knows that middle America knows slimy big city politics when they see them.

Which speaks to a cultural dimension that the GOP is not playing - the socialist, big city, crooked party machine, which Obama truly epitomizes. Obama, emotionally attracted to the radical socialism of his parents from adolescence through his college years, went to Chicago to SEEK a radical leftist climate, found it, was embraced by it, financed by it. He is,TOTALLY, the poster boy of the big city corrupt political machine. He never organized or operated out outside a geographic area of about 200 square miles. He worked 95% with an African American community.

Obama has absolutely no knowledge of, understanding of, or interest in "real" Americans. His claim to Kansas roots are beyond absurd - his socialist leaning parents fled stuffy mid-America before his mother was in high school. He has calculatedly immersed himself, since adulthood, in the narrow academic socialist clubiness of Hyde Park - as its name implies, a snobby professorial town, owned by a university, that permits no low-income residents, except servants, and places strict limits on business, including food stores. Wasilla is a capitalist paradise compared to his home town.

He can't hide from these truths. Hounding him on this key aspect of his character cannot be attacked as "smearing". He has no fall back position. Claiming he represent all Illinois gets him nowhere: he was made a state senator and is a U.S. Senator solely through the Daley city machine. He is, 100%, A BIG CITY BOY.

If it is OK for him to go after Wasilla and small town America, it is OK for McCain to go after Chicago
Most Americans, whose rating approval of Congress is under 10%, do not want a President who is in the pocket of Big City Political hoods. And they don't like socialists.

AD: "Do you really want a puppet of the Chicago political machine running our country? Oh, and by the way, have you noticed - he's a SOCIALIST?"

McCain should go after the cultural disconnect, full press . It will win him a lot more votes than his Foreign Policy."

People like dragonfly are why McCain -Sarah will be relocating to Washington. D.C. in January. Todd you are going to love the Washington summers.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Sarah Palin- America Wants to know

Today Michelle Malkin pretty much sums up the anti-Sarah hysteria in the media.

Next up: Us Weekly and company investigate the Sarah Palin’s eyebrow waxing appointments, Todd Palin’s beard grooming preferences, and the children’s dental hygiene habits.

America must know the truth!

The New York Times sent at least 30 truth seekers up to Alaska to find dirt on Sarah Pallin and then they filled their pages with inuendo from enemies that Sarah made while cleaning up the forty ninth State.

One of the great things that Sarah has done for this political season is to rip the mask off the the media. Obama can undermine US foreign policy in Iraq and no one in the DemSM investigates. Senator Obama protects the Chicago political machine from an obvious scandal in truck leasing and the DemSM doesn't investigate. Senator Obama buys his house with help from a person who turns out to be a politically corrupt felon Tony Resco (who was under indictment when Obama got the help) and the DemSM doesn't investigate. Sarah Paline has a hair out of place and the DemSM goes crazy investigating. Fortunately the American people are not dumb, despite what the Demsm believe and Sarah only becomes more popular.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Are babies born alive after botched abortions left to die?

Senator Obama has defended his indefensible opposition to the infant born alive act proposed in the Illinois Senate when he was at the head of the committee overseeing that legislation. This legislation protected babies who are born alive after a botched abortion.This act was in response to the reality that babies born as a result of a botched aabortion had been left to die in Illinois hospitals. While Senator Obama, was fighting this legislation similar legislation passed unanimously in the Senate of the United States.

It seems the good Senator believed that the defense of Roe v. Wade was neccesary even though the bill had nothing to do with babies inside the womb (the only kind that Roe addresses). He seems to believe that defending Roe v. Wade is more important than defending babies that are born alive. .

Also Senator Obama claims that the language in the U.S. Senate bill was different than language in the Illinois Bill. He even called pro lifers and Bill Bennet liars over the issue. This despite the fact that he voted to change the language in a proposed bill to make that bill identical to the United States Senate bill and then oppossed the bill as amended.

Now we have a new defense for Senator Obama. The assertion that there are no babies born alive after abortions. In fact there are as was clearly shown in testimony which Mona Charon presents at the corner at national review online.

Senator Obama is as radical on abortion as it is possible to be in America.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Regarding Sarah and the Bush Doctrine

Cliff May at the corner National Review online demonstrates how a real policy expert would have answered Charlie Gibson's Question to Sarah on "the Bush Doctrine".

"But ask yourself: How would a real foreign policy sophisticate have replied to Gibson’s question?

Well, Anne-Marie Slaughter is the dean of the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton. She was interviewed by Alan Johnson, for a book titled: "Global Politics After 9/11: The Democratiya Interviews."

Here's how the exchange begins:

Johnson: What are the central differences, and what are the elements of continuity, if any exist, between 'the Bush doctrine' and the 'grand strategy of forging a world of liberty under law'?

Slaughter: Tell me what you mean by 'The Bush Doctrine'.

In other words, Dean Slaughter gave the same answer as did Palin."

She doesn't even know what the "Bush Doctrine" is

...... and apparently neither does Charles Gibson. Just ask the guy who invented the phrase.

Senator Obama his new politics and getting tough

Senator Obama has signaled that he is getting tough. With his new politics of hope you would expect the good Senator to come out with a an ad attacking John McCain on the issues. Wrong, the Obama campaign has come out with an ad attacking John McCain because he is old (he came to the Senate in the eighties when they had clunky cell phones) and because he does not use e-mail.

I doubt John McCain, a person who flew fighter jets off of aircraft carriers was chairman of the Senate subcommittee on telecommunication and is regarded as one of the most technologically savvy senators in the Senate by other senators, is computer illiterate. The ad also insults everyone over 50. Not only a large segment of the population but one that routinely votes. And the older a person is the more likely she is to vote. Senator Obama has replaced Hope with mean. But of course Obama insists that he just wants to be looked at in terms of the issues (the issues he wants to talk about) not his record, not his experience, not his associates, just the issues.

The reason John McCain doesn't answer his own e-mails is that he can't use a keyboard thanks to the wounds inflicted upon him by the North Vietnamese during his captivity, otherwise his computer skills are quite adequate. Good job Senator Obama, attacking someone for their disability. Also from a political standpoint Obama already has the votes of people who are not voting for John McCain just because he's old. Attacking old people and people who are disabled because of injuries collected while they are prisoners of war fighting for this country doesn't seem to be the brightest move in this campaign season.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Equal pay for Equal work Obama and the twisting of reality

In Toledo Senator O'bama complained that Sarah was against equal pay for Women, suuuure, that is like Jesse Jackson being against integrated housing. It doesn't make sense and it isn't true. What Obama was talking about was Senator McCain not supporting extending the Statute of limitations under the equal pay act. McCain and Sarah are both for equal pay for Women . Deroy Murdock at National Review online shows that Obama only pays the women in his Senate office 83 cents for every dollar he pays men. John McCain pays women $1.04 for every dollar he pays men. Why the discrepancy? Obama's higher ups are men McCain's top people are women. Obama believes (with good reason) he can get away with these distortions because they will be reported in the Dem Media who will provide him cover.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Palin the Feminist

The article dad had me read is exactly why I love Palin so much. Why, when my sisters called and asked me what I thought I of Sarah Palin I exclaimed, "Vote for her? I want to be her!" I am a feminist. I am excited about the possibility of a woman in the white house, and was excited even as I cringed at the idea of it being Hillary Clinton. I thought it would take much longer than this. My nieces will not remember a time when this glass ceiling did not have a million cracks in it. I am excited by the kind of woman Palin is; the kind of feminist Palin is. She is strong and confident. She does what needs to she needs to do in order to complete the tasks at hand. Like the pioneer women, the women who went to work in the factories during war time, my grandmother who told off doctors as a labor and delivery nurse when they weren't doing right by their patience, or the woman down the hall from me who as a single mother put her self through college and now teaches ninth grade that is so feared by the entire community even the bus drivers respect her name Palin is good at her job. She has children she loves deeply and a husband that is "her guy" and has been since high school. That does not mean that she isn't a feminist. It means the traditional life worked in a lot of ways for her. Why shouldn't it? Why can't she have a family and a career? So many women in this life do now. They have a career and a family, get promotions as they join the PTA, or like my Grammy tell of doctors and then come home and cook dinner. Why are we afraid of this in the white house?

Competent women make up the majority of the people educating American children, manning hospitals as nurses, and as of last year graduating from law school. There is no reason one cannot also run the country. But the double standard comes out so obviously in the press. Bristol is not the only white house kid who didn't live up to the expectations of her parents. But because it is her mother running, it is an issue. There were suggestions that her political success will lead to her failing as a mother to a special needs child. She is a feminist, and she is fighting for the cause with everything she has.

Palin believes in the sanctity of the life of an unborn child. That does not make her anti-woman. It makes her against abortion. There are thousands of ways that women are being kept down every single day. The most blatant of which is the sexual abuse statistics in this country. One in four college women is sexually abused during their college careers, nearly a third of the women returning from Iraq have been raped. My male students think it is okay to refer to a classmate as a ho, or cat call them in the hallway. Almost everyone teen I know uses "girl" or a derogatory word for the vagina as an insult. I am adamantly opposed to all of this and am fighting for things to change. I make feminism a priority in my classroom. And I believe that a fetus is a life and needs to be protected. This does not disqualify me from being a feminist. It just makes me a different kind; a Sarah Palin kind of feminist.
Intrade is a betting parlor for politics, in 2004 as tradesport it predicted the winner of the presidential race and 49 of the 50 States. Since the race became clearly Obama v. McCain Intrade favored Obama. It was about Obama 70 McCain 30 for quite a while but the numbers closed dramatically after the conventions. Since they are using real money intade normally reflects reality. Today for the first time intrade favors John McCain 51 to Obama 47. You can check it and track it at Real Clear Politics. This swing is remarkable and if you bought McCain early you can sell right now and almost double your money. If he wins you get paid $100. It is a relief that the market now believes (narrowly) McCain will win but anything can happen. We have to work, work work.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

An article for Thea D.

Camilla Paglia writes an article in Salon on Sarah which I think Thea D. would agree with once she gets by the nasty remarks aimed ar McCain. Paglia is what I call a reasonable leftist (a dying breed). I am sure she will take heat for this article and maybe that is why she heaps derision on Senator McCain calling the mention of his 5 year imprisonment Sadomasochistic and the Senator himself a beady eyed Vampire. I doubt it will protect her from the left because it is Sarah who is threatening their lust for power not McCain. Check out this paragraph.

"Conservative though she may be, I felt that Palin represented an explosion of a brand new style of muscular American feminism. At her startling debut on that day, she was combining male and female qualities in ways that I have never seen before. And she was somehow able to seem simultaneously reassuringly traditional and gung-ho futurist. In terms of redefining the persona for female authority and leadership, Palin has made the biggest step forward in feminism since Madonna channeled the dominatrix persona of high-glam Marlene Dietrich and rammed pro-sex, pro-beauty feminism down the throats of the prissy, victim-mongering, philistine feminist establishment." The article continues in this vein.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Sarah and anorher Special child

I heard Rush, who I don't listen to often, talking to a man with a little down syndrome girl about his family meeting Sarah and John McCain on a campaign stop. The dialogue had me choking up. The picture posted at Limbaugh's website needs to go in a McCain ad. At The corner National review on line Kathyrn Jean Lopez puts the dialogue and picture together like so.

Meeting Chloe Nolan Kathyrn Jean Lopez

This exchange is from today's Rush Limbaugh Show:

CALLER: And I wanted to share a story with you. A week ago last Saturday we went to the Palin-McCain rally in Washington, Pennsylvania, was the day after he announced her, and we have a five-year-old daughter with Down syndrome, and we made a sign that said: "We Love Kids with Down Syndrome." So when they pulled in their bus the sign did catch their, McCain and Palin and the rest of their family, it caught their eye, we could tell, they gave us a thumbs-up from the bus, so we were all excited just by that —


So then we moved around as the bus was getting ready to pull out, we kind of positioned ourselves so we could just wave them on and a Secret Service agent came up to us and said, "Hey, can you come with us?" I was like, "Do we have a choice?"

RUSH: (laughing) You shouldn't have worried. It's not the Clinton administration.

CALLER: Right. So we accompanied them up the hill, we went right to the bus, where it was, and Governor Palin, Senator McCain, Cindy, Todd Palin, they're all standing there. We're in this inner circle with just us and them, and the Secret Service agent, and they came right up to us and thanked us for coming out, said they loved our sign, and Governor Palin immediately said, "May I hold your daughter?" and our daughter Chloe, who's five, went right to her, and I have some pictures I'd love to send you maybe when I'm done here, but Governor Palin was hugging Chloe, and then her little daughter brought their baby Trig who has Down syndrome from the bus, he was napping, and Chloe went right over and kissed him on the cheek, and my son Nolan who's nine, he thanked her.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Interesting Weather

According to my google weather in Toledo the Wind is blowing from the Southwest at 0 miles per hour. The sound of one hand clapping.

Obama Critizes Sarah on earmarks are you kidding me.?

This from the Politico. ,

“Obama said at a town hall here (in Terre Haute Indiana). “But when you [have] been taking all these earmarks when it is convenient and then suddenly you are the champion anti-earmark person. That is not change, come on. I mean, words mean something. You can’t just make stuff up.”"Obama said at a town hall here (in Terre Haute Indiana). “But when you [have] been taking all these earmarks when it is convenient and then suddenly you are the champion anti-earmark person. That is not change, come on. I mean, words mean something. You can’t just make stuff up.”

Are you kidding me. Who the heck is advising the good Senator or is he doing this on his own.
Does the man from Chicago as usual politics want to take on the Governor who stopped the bridge to nowhere and trade earmark records with her or for that matter John McCain? Didn’t his advisers tell him don’t ever say earmarks on the campaign trail.

This from the New York times in May:

“Senator Barack Obama on Thursday released a list of $740 million in earmarked spending requests that he had made over the last three years, and his campaign challenged Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to do the same....

The list included $1 million for a hospital where Mr. Obama’s wife works, money for several projects linked to campaign donors and support for more than 200 towns, civic institutions and universities in Illinois”.

Has the man got a political death wish. Now the big story could be how much Presidential Candidate Barrack Obama is in the political earmark tank tank vis a vis Veep choice Sarah Palin.

I doubt if Sarah received 740 Million dollars as Mayor or 220 million dollars which is what Obama secured for his friends in Illinois. It is more interesting when a closer examination of wh got Obamas earmarks occurs.

And what of the earmarks sought by John McCain the guy Barack is supposed to be running against. Zip, Zip, Zip. McCain is was and is always against earmarks.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Keep growling girl!

No one has asked Obama how the move would effect his children, how his daughters would feel if they had to have their first dates with the secret service tagging along.

No one has asked Joe Biden why he didn't give up his political career when his family went into crisis.

No one has asked if Obama wants any more children, or what he would do if his wife got pregnant while he was in office.

My mother was able to have a career, a working household and at least 2 flourishing girl scout troops all at the same time. With my father working. My college speech coach had a baby, nursed during all the meetings and the coaching sessions, taught her classes, and coached the team to a national championship in our division. My grandmother had five children, went back to get her certification and taught the third grade.

Women all over the country can and do manage a career and a family beautifully. Why wouldn't Palin be able to do it on a national scale, especially with such a supportive husband?

Lies and the lying liars that tell them.

"Hey teacher, I watched that convention like you told me to. Did you know that there are a lot of Caucasians there? I had no idea that white people were democrats!"

In my students world, everything is black and white. If you like black people you vote for Barrack Obama. If you vote for John McCain it is because you don't care about black people.

It has been a very confusing time for my students as I wear a McCain button on my bag, but also care deeply about them. It is even more confusing when I explain to them why I am voting for McCain.

An old student came to see me Friday and discuss the voting choice I was making she so deeply disapproved of. How could I vote for him? I explained to her that Obama supported abortion she understood. But it made me aware of how misinformed everyone is. And how easy it is to manipulate people with lies.

But it isn't just my kids who are misinformed. I have friends who won't vote for Obama because they believe he is a terrorist, still. Or they won't vote for him because he will "only make decisions for black people" as though a white guy is the only one capable of considering what is best for all Americans.

Satan is the father of lies. He thrives in confusion and hate. The more lies that get told the more hate there seems to be in the political world. The more hate and confusion the harder it is to get anything done. The more hate speak, on either side, and lies, from either side the more people are manipulated.

Even if McCain lost the election, which would break my heart, but there was no manipulation, no lies, no hate, then this election year would be beautiful.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

It will be close

I just posted this at the Powerline forum.

JOHN adds: There really is no case to be made for the go along/get along careerist, Barack Obama. McCain will win, and it won’t be particularly close.

I agree there is no case to be made for O’bama the Organizer being President, but I don’t think McCain-Sarah supporters should even be thinking “McCain will win, and it won’t be particularly close” McCain will win and it will be close. This ain’t over Democrats MSM Academia and George Soro’s want to win baaadly. You think they hate our President because of Iraq? They hate him because he has power and they don’t and they have to hate him and get the country to hate him to get the power back. All this change stuff, real change that will hurt their power (not just the Dems) and more importantly their pocket book is going to scare the hell out of them. We need to work, work, work, work to make that happen. And Pray! Neither of those things will happen if we start thinking McCain will win, and it won’t be particularly close. It will be close Florida a 250 vote shift and Al would have been President, Ohio a 50,000 vote swing and John Kerry would have been president. It shouldn’t be close but it will be. And only work will make it happen.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sarah hits Home Run

Sarah knocked it out of the park a hat trick in the Seventh game of the Stanley Cup. Sarah struck just the right tone and there is no question she is a pit bill with lipstick and she ripped the left wing establishment a new one, all with smile, grace and charm. First she got the special needs family's votes, then Harry Truman small town America, then the blue collar vote. Then everyone who doesn't like Harry Reid and the Washington establishment.

I love the line "servant's heart" when she describes her view of public service. Evangelicals understand this phrase is code for, well, servant's heart and the left can't understand the phrase at all. This is the second speech she has used it in and it really does describe John McCain and I believe Sarah as well. It is her phrase I have never heard McCain or any other politician use it before. The phrase is common in evangelical circles and connotes the best of what evangelical Christianity is and what public service from the school board member to the President should be.

The left was right to try to destroy her before the country gets to know her. It is too late now. She is every bit the rhetorical equal of Obama and she is real. Joe Biden, Michael Moore, Barrack Obama, and yes the Clintons be afraid, be very afraid. A new sun is rising on conservatism, family values, the Republican party and Women in politics and that sun is named Sarah.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

I"ve had this feeling before

It was about two maybe three years ago I was listening on the radio to our local high school Football team playing in the second or third round of the State play offs. In Ohio where football is king this was rarefied air that I was unacostomed to breathing. The game, which was being played on the other side of the State in the shadow of the football hall of fame, was close and our team was doing well when in the third and fourth quarters the referees started making outrageous calls and non calls helping the other side to win, we were being homered big time. The unfairness of it all was breath taking but what could you do other than go home as the other team advanced.

The same feeling came over me watching the networks covering the Republican convention. The networks are supposed to be the referees just reporting what is happening but of course they are not. They are Democrats covering a Republican convention and they are going to do everything they can to blunt the Rebublican message. Will this homering cause the Democrats to prevail. We will see but now I remember where I have had this feeling.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Watching The 3 Networks covering the convention

I do not have cable television so I am stuck watching the convention on The National Barak, American Barak or Columbia Barak networks. You have to keep shifting the channel to watch the speakers because the networks would rather you watch them belittling the proceedings or the last speaker or trying to minimize the proceedings so you get as negative and dismissive a view as possible. With sufficient surfing you can watch most of the speeches but the bias from the press is amazing.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Sarah and the Youth

I know this is just an anecdote but I have a very smart eighth grade nephew who follows politics closely. I happened to see him this weekend and He said "McCain has it(the election) in the bag with the Palin pick". He is a big Hillary supporter and is not fond of Obama but I was really surprised to hear this from a youth who sends me e-mail on Global warming and dessertification.

Victor Davis Hanson on Iraq

Victor Davis Hanson is one of my favirite commentators. I read him at National Review Online and pajamas media. Here he gives some perspective to Iraq and the Presidents future place in history.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Sarah Palin... I'm In Love

I cannot tell you how excited I am about McCain picking Sarah Palin as his VP choice. I took a quiz that picked Sarah Palin as my ideal VP choice about three months ago and have been secretly hoping that McCain would pick her. But I did not see it as a possibility. I mean, Alaska is a red state and he doesn't need the help there. Looking back I should have blogged about how she was the perfect choice and looked like a genius right about now.

There are a million reasons I am in love with Sarah Palin. Where do I begin.

1. She is truly pro-life. Not just in the "I am pro-life because it is what republicans do" way. In the "I believe abortion is bad for mothers and babies. I am a feminist for life. I am blessed by my down syndrome baby number five" kind of way. She is a politician who articulates how you can be a feminist and deeply pro-life on a national scale. That way I don't look like a freak in both the pro-life and feminist circles I run in.

2. She sold her own jet. On e-bay. If every single government employee flew coach we could save a lot of money. I am not joking. I fly coach and I have a muscle disorder. Why not my representatives that use my tax dollars? Sarah Palin takes fiscal responsibility seriously. She didn't really need a jet It cost her tax payers a lot of money. She didn't even pay someone to sell it for her. She used e-bay. Way to save the tax payers a couple of BILLION dollars.

3. She thinks tax payers should decide how to spend their own money. When she had a giant surplus she returned it. Like any private corporation that over charges you, she believes in returning the extra portion.

4. She is incredibly articulate. Wow. Find her speech on you tube.

5. She has a vagina. I am so moved by McCains decision to pick a woman as his second in command. I have often struggled with the idea that maybe republicans don't take women seriously. I know that there are women who are important in the republican party, but between Madame speaker, Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama I have been disheartened by what on the surface looked like the democrats taking leaps where the republicans are taking baby steps. But now it is clear that isn't the case. I can be really proud of this ticket. When I vote for McCain I will be able to tell people that I got to vote for a woman on a presidential scale.

6. It is a smart pick. Dear sad clinton voters, have some candy and a woman on a presidential ticket. Please be our friends.

There are many other reasons that I am sure will come out later as to why I love Sarah Palin. But this is a pretty good start.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Again on Sarah after some thought

I posted this to a Powerline comment thread this morning. I like the term Force Multiplier for her.

I have been up all night thinking what a Great choice Govenor Sarah Palin is for Veep. Sarah (as she is quickly becoming known to Republican and conservative rank and file)is a Force Multiplier because She highlights all that is right with John McCain and all that is wrong with Joe Biden and Barrack Obama. Sarah is a Force Multiplier in the following ways (just to name a few):

1. Like John McCain Sarah is real Biden and Obama are fakes or should I say politicians.

2. Like John McCain Sarah is an outsider McCain’s Outsiderness is often lost because he has been around Washington so long picking Sarah highlights this huge plus for McCain.

3. Like John McCain Sarah is a reformer with a capital R. Although I am a conservative and disagree with McCain on some issues I realize that McCain’s work on things like election reform comes from a true desire to make the system better.

4. Like John McCain Sarah is a true fiscal conservative and her fight against the bridge to no where highlights McCain’s refusal to play the earmark game and Biden and Obama’s immersion in that game. Particularly Obama’s corrupt earmarks for Michelle’s hospital and Biden’s family lobbying practices.

5. Like John McCain Sarah is squeaky clean.

6. Like John McCain Sarah is Prolife and poved it. McCain has been 100% prolife on the big stuff but doesn’t get the credit (maybe because he is uncomfortabel talking about it). Sarah doesn’t have to talk about it she is living it. Because of her choices Sarah is a living advertisement for prolife.

&. McCains choice of Sarah highlight’s the fact that O’bama is a radical who defends a Womens “right to choose” even if defending that choice means letting a viable infant who survived an abortion die in an Illinois hospital laundry room unattended rather than pass legislation to protect that infant.

7. Sarah is the only person in the race who has had executive experience and thus highlights Obama’s lack of said experience.

8. Sarah and McCain are neither one Lawyers.

9. The only thing O’bama can say about Sarah is she has no foreign policy experience the pot calling the kettle black.

Well done Senator.

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Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain scores with Sarah as V.P. Choice

I have been listening to and getting more and more excited about Sarah Palin. John McCain's choice for Veep. I love her reference to a servant's heart when has a politician said anything like that. She is conservative and a reformer and the people's choice. She is a force multiplier for McCain in the area's of Changing Washington, John McCain is not George Bush (as much as I love the President and think he will be regarded as great some day today is not that day) political realities are political realities, humility versus arrogance, and most importantly prolife. James Dobson is convinced. So is Rush, So is Hugh Hewitt. Many Many conservatives are ecstatic and ready to work. I hope Thea D will weigh in on this choice.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Be afraid be very afraid?

I posted the folowing as a comment at IUSB vision Weblog comment:

The chilling thing is the way Obama and his campaign are trying desperately through thugs threats and worst of all demands on the Justice Department that people be prosecuted for letting the American people know that Obama and Ayers were more than passing acquaintances and in fact were thick as thieves (as my Mother would say). I Kid with Larry at no left turnz about see you in the camps believing it is just a joke. Now I’m not so sure. If you are going to demand that the Justice Department prosecute people for telling the truth when you’re not in power what will you do whenn you are in power?

This is a worst case senario which if I thought would actually happen would make me consider shutting down. The point is Obama's response is very troubling. More on this latter.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The We in We're Open all Night

Hello all who stumble upon this blog. I am excited to be participating in this piece of the American Pie. I was invited to this page because I am the youngest of Theo P's daughters and the only one interested in politics. (My other two sisters are happy to vote based on the cheat sheet my father sends them in the mail.) I also love to write.

Politically I am not as party line as Theo P is. I label myself a libertarian when someone forces me to check a box. But it is hard to say really. I am fiercely pro life, but from a feminist perspective. I believe women are hurt by abortion, and legalized abortion puts all of the responsibility of that decision on the woman, not okay. But I do worry about the state of back alley and over the border abortions if Roe v. Wade were ever overturned.

Mostly I care deeply about education. I am a public school teacher in one of the hardest schools in one of the fastest growing cities in the nation. I am well aware the public school system is failing millions of students. They are my kids. I teach them, we share life. I want better for them. I don't think NCLB is cutting it. In my experience (full disclosure, my school has never made AYP) it is the best teachers who are punished, and so they move on to a school that will succeed.

Unfortunately for me, education does not seem to be a huge issue this election cycle. I have checked both candidates policies and think they both stink.

I will try to remain on subject, as this is a political blog, but don't be surprised if my students (from here on identified as my kids) sneak in.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

It ain't easy being gentle of spirit When the LIbs may win

I originally posted this in May of 2007. I am posting it again to remind myself. My new found friend Larry over at No Left Turnz was nice enough to look at We're Open all Night and to mention he liked "the seasoned with salt" thing even though He is more of a Jalapeno Pepper. The conservative movement needs both and other spices to if we are to succeed. I love National Review online and Powerline for their Intellect, analysis, and insight. I read them in the morning and then listen to them quoted and their text referred to all day long on talk radio (often without attribution). I love Bill Bennett who brings candor intelligence and good will to my morning, only in America can I pick up the phone and have a shot at talking to a former drug Czar and Sec. of Education . I love Annie and Rush for their Humor and ability to throw a jab right to the Liberal solar plexis even though I sometimes think they go over the top often unnecessarily. I Love Hannity for his bulldog tenacity. There are many more, Victor Davis Hansen even Christopher Hitchens when he is not talking Atheism, Bill O'Rielly and the gang at Townhall. All are needed and welcome. Anyway Here is my reminder. Things haven't gotten easier since May of 2007. You may replace the Clintons with BHO at least for the present.

God calls us to be gentle in spirit and voice, our conversation always seasoned with salt. This admonition on the mast head of We're Open All Night is harder to heed these days. It is easy to be gentle in spirit and voice when your side seems to be winning the political wars at least for the moment and your trust in the American voter is vindicated by the return to the White House of a President who is doing what needs to be done to keep your grand daughter from some day shopping at "Berkas R Us" while appointing Supreme Court Justices who aren't out to amend the Constitution by judicial fiat. It is much tougher to heed that call when the same American voter puts the other guys in control of the House and Senate and "She who's name shall not be spoken" seems to be headed for the White House along with her cigar smoking? perjury committing husband (See what I mean that wasn't gentle in spirit).

So I must redouble my efforts trust that the American people will eventually do what is right if given the opportunity and stay gentle in spirit and in speech seasoned with salt remembering that through such activities God conquered the Roman Empire and he might still be working in America.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Ten Reasons I am voting for John McCain

Reason 10 McCain on energy Nuclear Drill Obama on energy blow up your tires

Reason 9 McCain stands up to his party Obama toes the party line

Reason 8 McCain may be fiscally responsible Obama will tax and spend, tax and spend, tax....

Reason 7 McCain believes in private sector solutions Obama believes in Big Goverment.

Reason 6 McCain 5 years in the Hanoi Hilton Obama 20 years in Trinity Church of Christ

Reason 5 Obama hangs with Radicalls McCain hangs with who can get the job done

Reason 4 McCain instrumental in SURGE wants Victory Obama wants a pull out victory be D..

Reason 3 McCain is Prolife Obama is pro Obama

Reason 2 McCain is a Warrior Obama is a Lawyer

AND the number one reason I am voting for McCain

McCain loves his Country Obama Loves himself

Gearing up for the election and more

It has been a while since I have posted on We're Open All Night but that is over. This election is to important to stay quiet. Also although W doesn't need me to defend him President Bush needs somebody and from time to time It is going to be moi. For those of you who embarrass Barrack O'bama by not speaking French that means its going to mean me. (they don't call him Chimpy Mcpunchingbag on the lefty Blogs because he goes out of the way to defend himself. I would like to give a thank you to Larry at No Left Turnz who unwittingly encouraged me to start blogging again.