Archive for October 30th, 2008

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A Good Method of Protecting Your Lawn Signs From Liberals

October 30, 2008

There has been a slew of stolen McCain/Palin signs across America and it is good to see that one man took steps to prevent this from happening. The Obama brownshirts are trying to suppress other political points of view and we need to send a tingle up their legs if they try to stop us.

Jay Price of newsobserver reports:

After Shawn Turschak saw two sets of McCain-Palin signs disappear from his yard within hours of being planted, he took steps to protect the latest pair.

On Monday, he ran wires from his house and hooked the signs into a power source for an electric pet fence. Then he mounted a surveillance camera in a nearby tree and wired it to a digital recorder.

Tuesday afternoon, the camera saw this: A neighbor trotting up with an Obama-Biden sign, grabbing a handful of volts as he touched a McCain-Palin sign, then fleeing at top 9-year-old boy speed.

A few minutes later, the boy’s father, Andrew Noble, was at Turschak’s door, demanding an explanation from Turschak’s 13-year-old daughter, who called her parents on the phone to say a man was yelling at her. Both families agree on one aspect of the exchange, that Noble chastised her for “electrocuting” his son, then left.

The Turschaks hurried home and received another visitor: an Orange County sheriff’s deputy.

Campaign signs are vandalized or stolen so often that many people don’t report it, and, when they do, law officers often don’t investigate.

This time was different.

Pure awesome

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Pennsylvania Getting Closer

October 30, 2008

Less than a week away and Obama’s lead is down to 4. Let’s win this state and get some Reagan Democrats out

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The Economist on the Obamathon

October 30, 2008

I’m just going to repost this and highlight exceptionally funny parts. I love the comparison to the Perot infomercials that bored America silly.

8:45: That’s all for tonight (we’ll cover the McCain interview after the fact). Next live-blog: November 4th.

8:40: In the first commercial break after the Obamamercial, the McCain campaign runs its “not ready…yet” advert. That’s one second of “you can’t trust him” from Mr McCain for every minute of “none of you watching can afford health care” from Mr Obama. Touché?

8:35: And by harmless I mean useless. As commenter Martin Horn says, “I don’t think this will sway anyone not already swayed by the Democratic National Convention since the themes are exactly the same.”

8:33: Chris Matthews says the Obamamercial “was romance, it was realism…I thought everything was just right”. No historical allusions tonight, Mr Matthews? Not even a Charles XII at Poltava?

8:30: Well, that was rather harmless.

8:28: Mr Obama admits he will not be a perfect president. Tomorrow’s Republican talking point.

8:27: They let Bill Richardson on with his beard?

8:25: I like the words that keep appearing next to Mr Obama. It’s very Stephen Colbert.

8:24: Mr Obama talks about how Mark Dowd in Louisville can’t make ends meet…as Mr Dowd piles his plate full of pork.

8:21: Wow, they are really exaggerating his legislative accomplishments. Did Mr Obama really change the way Washington works in his four years in the Senate?

8:18: This is no time for “small plans” says Mr Obama. When is it time for small plans? I have many.

8:17: Great. Another vignette about a family that can’t pay its health-care bills. I mean, it’s depressing and all, but this is becoming about as subtle as a Michael Bay movie.

8:15: Tim Kaine’s tie and lapel pin makes him resemble a Delta flight attendant.

8:11: Mr Obama talks about his clean-energy plan. Here’s another one: raise fuel taxes.

8:10: Mr Obama talks about how Americans aren’t looking for a handout. Really? Who would actually turn down a handout? I don’t hear of many Americans refusing to take deductions on their tax forms.

8:09: Mr Obama says that the financial rescue (aka bailout) package was necessary. He quickly adds that the money has to go to you, but, still, interesting that he comes out that early favouring a bill that still seems to be pretty unpopular.

8:08: Yeah, this woman who’s struggling to feed her family must really have it bad. She’s wearing a blanket over her shoulders.

8:06: “Cut taxes for those making less than $200,000”. Didn’t that used to be $250,000?

8:02: Barack Obama says we’ve been talking about the same problems for decades. Wait, he thinks they cancelled Dallas waaaaay too early, too?

8:01: Honestly, I wish he would’ve begun with, “I know you’ve had enough of this, but…” 

8:00: Hey, where’s the baseball?

7:55: After Chris Matthews compares the Obamamerical to a telethon Richard Nixon held before he was elected president, Pat Buchanan jumps in to remind us all that he, in fact, worked in the Nixon White House. It’s hard enough to imagine Mr Buchanan doing much beyond refighting the battles of the early 1990s, let alone those of the late 1960s. Seriously, he’s almost as bad as Phyllis Schlafly, who STILL talks about Euromissiles.

7:50: And we’re off. 

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Mistruths from the Obamathon

October 30, 2008

I didn’t watch the Obamathon last night. Rather, I settled in and read the Brian Azarello Joker HC which was excellent and Rage of the Red Lanterns and watched some Pushing Daisies.  It turns out that Obama pushed some factually misleading statements or so the AP reports:

Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama was less than upfront in his half-hour commercial Wednesday night about the costs of his programs and the crushing budget pressures he would face in office.

Obama’s assertion that “I’ve offered spending cuts above and beyond” the expense of his promises is accepted only by his partisans. His vow to save money by “eliminating programs that don’t work” masks his failure throughout the campaign to specify what those programs are – beyond the withdrawal of troops from Iraq.

Calvin Woodward states that were 5 key points where Obama misled the American people:

  • Health care costs – Obama claimed his plan would lower costs by $2500 per year per family, but it doesn’t.  In fact, Obama can’t point to any particular cost reductions.  He plans to spend $50 billion over five years on modernization and chronic-disease prevention and presumes that this will lower costs in the future, but in the meantime it raises costs at least in the short run on everyone (the $50 billion doesn’t come out of thin air).
  • The Pay-Go of his plans – No, he hasn’t demonstrated that he’s found the revenue for his spending, despite his claims last night.  Non-partisan analysts believe that his spending programs will add at least $428 billion to the deficit in his first term, and that’s if you accept his non-specific pledge to cut spending in other areas.
  • Tax cuts for working class families – Before the commercial aired, he had already begun backing away from that idea because of the financial crisis, although Obama didn’t acknowledge it in the ad.
  • The “right” to affordable health care – Obama doesn’t guarantee coverage in any of his plans, at least not for adults.
  • Getting out of Iraq – Obama noted that the US spends $10 billion a month in Iraq and talked again about “bringing that war to a close” — but he’s backed away from his previous pledges to get out on a strict 16-month timetable, which is as fast as the remaining units can be properly withdrawn.
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RNC – VERY effective Ad

October 30, 2008

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LA National Organization for Women President Condemns New Obama Ad

October 30, 2008

Liberal Gender Traitor and President of the LA Chapter of the National Organization of Women (NOW) Shelly Mandell finds the new Obama ad which features Governor Palin to be offensive:

Shelly Mandell, president of Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women: “I am outraged by the new ad put out by Barack Obama. It is sexist and demeaning to women. These tactics started with Hillary Clinton and continue, growing even more disgusting with Gov. Palin. I was a Hillstar for Hillary and an avid supporter. Trashing two women clearly in a sexist manner in one election is an outrage and must be identified and stopped. There must be consequences. Let female Obama supporters take a good look at this and still believe their candidate supports women’s rights and women’s dignity.”

In addition, several other prominent women are offended by Obama’s blatant sexism:

Prameela Bartholomeusz, DNC Platform Committee Member: “I am once again stunned at the personal and sexist attacks by the Obama campaign against Gov. Palin. This latest ad is sexist and offensive. The Gov. of Alaska has been managing and balancing a budget of $10 billion; I think she knows a bit about economics. Sen. Obama never spoke up against sexism during the primary season, and is not speaking out against misogyny during this phase of the election season — he is contributing to it. I have no confidence that Sen. Obama will fight for women’s issues if elected. This sets women back decades.”

Stephanie Bressler, Ph.D, Hillary Clinton supporter, University of Scranton women and politics professor: “It’s a sexist example of reducing a woman to an object – a wink – and denying her a voice. Her lips are actually moving, but she’s not allowed to be heard.”

Amy Siskind, ambassador for Hillary: “When Senator Hillary Clinton was demeaned and degraded during the Presidential Primary, many of us of, myself included, vowed ‘never again’. The treatment of Governor Palin by both the main stream media, and now the Obama Campaign, shows that the misogyny fest is alive and well in our country. There has been a complete and utter smear job of our fellow citizen, Sarah Palin, who is only trying to serve her country.”

Seriously though, Governor Sarah Palin is the epitome of what feminism has led to. A self-made woman who has balanced her femininity with her respect and has been able to raise a family without sacrificing a career.