I don’t know about anyone else, but I am really getting to the point where if I have to look at any of the candidates in the White House for four years, I could spend four years carrying a barf bag around. Town Hall has some interesting articles this morning. John Hawkins in his article mentions some Obama gaffes that when you think about him being just one candidate, comes off as excessive ignorance.
Howard Dean 2.0
Although the mainstream media is working hard to cover for him, Obama is the most gaffe prone candidate to run for the Presidency on the Democratic side since Howard Dean. Some of his greatest hits include:
“You got into these small towns in Pennsylvania and, like a lot of small towns in the Midwest, the jobs have been gone now for 25 years and nothing’s replaced them. And they fell through the Clinton Administration, and the Bush Administration, and each successive administration has said that somehow these communities are gonna regenerate and they have not. And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.”
“You know, the truth is that right after 9/11, I had a (flag) pin. Shortly after 9/11, particularly because as we’re talking about the Iraq war, that became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism, which is speaking out on issues that are of importance to our national security, I decided I won’t wear that pin on my chest…”
“Over the last 15 months, we’ve traveled to every corner of the United States. I’ve now been in 57 states? I think one left to go.”
Remember all the flack poor Dan Quayle caught for his “potato” snafu? Well, Barack Obama makes Dan Quayle look like Einstein.
Comments made about those Obama surrounds himself with and why he really isn’t qualified to be President are interesting as well.
Whether you’re talking about slum lord Tony Rezko, unrepentant terrorists William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, Barack’s anti-white “sounding board” and pastor Jeremiah Wright, or his chief strategist, lobbyist David Axelrod, Obama has an offputting cast of characters around him — and that’s not even counting his wife, “Teresa Heinz” Obama“, who’s almost as gaffe prone as her husband.
He’s Not Qualified To Be President
In a post-911 world, where the next President is going to be handling the war on terrorism, trying to prevent another 9/11, and dealing with a whole host of critical domestic issues, there is absolutely nothing in Barack Obama’s background that indicates he’s up to the job.
Given the situation, are the American people going to choose a young, mistake-prone, extremely inexperienced senator with a history of hard drug use and a knack for making basic geography errors — over a 72 year old POW with more than 20 years worth of experience in Congress? Whatever you may think of McCain, even a lot of liberals would probably be willing to admit in private that they’d rather have him taking that 3 AM phone call after a major terrorist attack than Obama.
In my mind, I add to this the fact that Obama has been talking loudly about “getting out of Iraq”, has been hollering from the rafters that the war was being lost just a few short months ago, but he hasn’t been there since 2006 to do an in person assessment. Hugh Hewett sums it up with this statement in “Barack Obama, meet Micheal Yon…”
Barack Obama’s long absence from Iraq after his one and only visit to the country –a two day visit in January, 2006—is shocking. Until John McCain’s blistering attack on Obama’s apparent indifference to observing conditions there, I had simply assumed that, like Senators McCain, Clinton, Biden and Governor Romney, Obama had been to Iraq after the surge had been initiated and its initial successes achieved. After all, Senator Obama wants to be the Commander-in-Chief in wartime. Given the centrality of the Iraq theater to that war and the conditions in Iraq crucial relevance to the campaign ahead, I am astonished to learn that he hasn’t bothered to make one trip to the country since declaring his candidacy for the presidency.
I believe it is a reasonable expectation to expect a candidate to “speak with authority”, on a issue like war, from having “been there” and seen it first hand.
Then there is the issue of who a candidate associates with. This is part of a public servant’s life that has always came under scrutiny, but anyone who questions Barack’s associations is deemed a “racist” by the radical left. I have never seen a candidate or a candidate’s camp retreat behind a word so much. We have a well educated couple that can’t keep race out of the election, implying that every “question too uncomfortable to answer” is race baiting or racist. Go figure.
Obama’s Network of supporters (from Discover the Networks):
- Leader of the 1960s and 70s domestic terrorist group Weatherman
- “Kill all the rich people. … Bring the revolution home. Kill your parents.”
- Participated in the bombings of New York City Police Headquarters in 1970, of the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972
- Currently a professor of education at the University of Illinois
- Leader of the domestic terrorist group Weatherman
- Participated in the bombings of New York City police headquarters in 1970, the Capitol building in 1971, and the Pentagon in 1972
- Delighted in Charles Manson’s infamous murders
- Director of the Children and Family Justice Center at Northwestern University
- Professor at Northwestern University Law School
- Infamous Chicago slum lord who has had criminal charges brought against him. Contributor to the Obama campaign, and longtime friend who has helped Obama buy land where his current home is.
David Axelrod: Via “Hot Air” says this:
The strange contest over lobbying takes a swing to the Left today, as Newsweek details the biggest lobbying connection in the campaign. After spending most of the month trying to paint John McCain as having a lobbyist problem, Barack Obama’s chief strategist David Axelrod may have been hoist by his own petard. His consulting firm turns out to do lobbying as well, and in some shady ways:
“When Illinois utility Commonwealth Edison wanted state lawmakers to back a hefty rate hike two years ago, it took a creative lobbying approach, concocting a new outfit that seemed devoted to the public interest: Consumers Organized for Reliable Electricity, or CORE. CORE ran TV ads warning of a “California-style energy crisis” if the rate increase wasn’t approved—but without disclosing the commercials were funded by Commonwealth Edison. The ad campaign provoked a brief uproar when its ties to the utility, which is owned by Exelon Corp., became known. “It’s corporate money trying to hoodwink the public,” the state’s Democratic Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn said. What got scant notice then—but may soon get more scrutiny—is that CORE was the brainchild of ASK Public Strategies, a consulting firm whose senior partner is David Axelrod, now chief strategist for Barack Obama.”
The full post is here.
In a campaign where there is so much of the pot calling the kettle black, Obama seems immune to having to answer to the usual scrutiny that previous sitting presidents have answered to in the past. Of course there is that nasty matter that the MSM ignores and has been playing out on the sidelines, which is Larry Sinclair’s accusations. Basically, the boiled down version is an incident that happened while Obama was a Illinois State Senator that involves drugs and homosexual sex. You can get the full scoop on Larry’s Blog. You had better hurry and do so, as he has been threatened with getting shut down. Whether or not Larry is telling the truth or a lie, is up to everyone to view the facts and decide. My view is this. If I were running for office and someone came out with a story like this, and I was innocent, I would address it honorably and immediately. I wouldn’t send in the goons, try to set the man up over and over, and dish out months of harrassment on the accuser. I think the way Larry has been dealt with points to the fact that he may be telling the truth. If he is lying, why would Obama not address it honorably, as he is obviously a “sick man” and the truth should be easy to prove? Obama has “seemed to be hiding his real persona for some time” and this just adds to that feeling. Larry is not backing down. Read and decide for yourself.
Another point that I feel compelled to make is the fact that another blogger has been supporting Larry in his quest to bring the truth out. She has come to the conclusion that he is telling the truth and has been there from the beginning, trying to help give him “a voice” amid all the harassment he has received from the Obama camp since this started. What she is now getting is a large dose of threats and harassment herself, including the publishing of all “her personal and private information on the web”. This all dates back to her standing by and helping a green beret who was wrongly scapegoated and jailed in Afghanistan a couple years ago. The criminal behind that acquired the information then, has put it back out on the web on behalf of the Obama goon squad. This kind of personal attack is the lowest form of stalking and harassment. The only people who benefit from doing this are the Obama people, and goes back to the low and dirty tactics they are obviously so willing to use. Go to these links to see what is going on with Cao of Cao’s Blog. Regardless as to whether or not you agree with her, what is happening to her is a sneak preview of how low the radical elements of the far left are willing to go to silence their opposition. It is blatant and people do owe it to themselves to see this.
This kind of caustic, dishonorable harassment is why I can’t see these people in the White House. It has nothing to do with the color of someone’s skin, as those who harass and try to manipulate others and the information they blog about are “white people and other ethnicities” doing this on behalf of the Obama camp. If Obama is soooo leftist, maoist in his thinking that he cannot be forthcoming with the American people and cannot control the people trying to propel him into the White House any better than this, he will not control them afterward either. And if there is no validity in the questions being asked by the right wing conservatives, then why is the left wing working so hard to silence them??? You can see how deeply into denial the left is about the leanings of the mainstream media by reading and listening to the RFK Jr video on Van Helsing’s blog post on Moonbattery:
The left wing pushes for the “Fairness Doctrine” as a means to silence voices that oppose their agenda. You owe it to yourself to look at this blog post, and regardless as to whether you agree with Van Helsing’s view or not, understand that it may be your view that comes under attack next. And it may well be your family that is threatened as well. I think back to the much overdone, but moving moment in the movie “Brave Heart” where Wallace asks his troops, “What will you do without Freedom?”
Please See Commenter Mike’s comment. Blog Post will follow… http://www.honorandremember.org
On this Memorial Day we should all try to find ways to honor those who have sacrificed so much for our country since it’s conception. Fallen troops and wounded warriors come to mind for me, but this morning while I was looking at Michelle Malkin’s blog this item on Pat Dollard’s blog stood out. This is a photo of 1st Lt. Dustin Shumney and his family prior to January 2005. Dustin, after having served with the Marines in the battle of Fallujah, died in a helicopter crash during a sandstorm along with 30 other troops. He was a highly decorated Marine and left his wife Julie a widow, and his three children fatherless.
Julie Shumney has dealt with her loss for three years. She has relied on God and has taken on the mission of wanting to help other families in her position in such a way as to honor her fallen husband. Unfortunately, she encountered a man, posing as a minister who along with another man, bilked her out of $57,000 on a fund raising scam. Her honorable intentions got her in trouble because of the actions of dishonorable men. What is left for us to do on this day of remembrance? We can honor Lt. Shumney, by helping his widow and family. You can read the full story here and if you are so moved, donate to helping her through this trying time. Rest in Peace 1st Lt Shumney, your family is cared for and your duty done. Semper Fi.
The Patriot Post
Founders’ Quote Daily”These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier
and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the
service of his country; but he that stands it now, deserves the
love and thanks of man and woman.”– Thomas Paine (The American Crisis, No. 1, 19 December 1776)
Under a “dramatic title” the socialist propogandist “meatbrain” is doing his part to help his socialist trash cohorts to spread their “hate America message”. It starts out:
Obscenities committed in our name
He goes on to put this fiction (there are no signs of any evidence or proof cited by the author, an obvious American hating, lying libtard, Robert Weitzel in Wisconsin) on his blog. meatbrain starts out with this dramatic statement and it goes terribly wrong from there.
Here are some shining examples of the way our military has chosen to “defend our freedoms”:
On October 23, 2006 a U.S. soldier or marine peered through the telescopic sight of his M24 sniper rifle and trained it on the face of Nora, a five-year-old Iraqi girl. Her pretty face was close enough to kiss. Instead, he squeezed the trigger and sent a 7.62 round slamming into her skull.
Correct me if I’m wrong, but TA, my co-blogger was a “forward scout-sniper” in Viet Nam, so please allow me to point out the stupidity in this bogus piece of shit fiction.
- First, snipers work from a distance, so there is no way they would be close enough to a target to “kiss it”.
- Secondly, if a slug from a sniper rifle hit the head of a 5 year old, it would explode, she would not survive it.
The medical report read, “Nora sustained an explosive bullet injury to her head that smashed the skull bones and ruptured her cerebral membrane.” Nora survived the sniper’s bullet.
- I will mention here, that I was totally unaware that the name “Nora” was Iraqi.
- This is the dumbest “medical explanation” I have ever heard and certainly doesn’t sound like the way a real medical professional would describe a head injury. The bones and lobes of the brain all have names, you morons, and real doctors use them.
- What city did this happen in? What was the soldier’s name? The Iraqi’s (embedded insurgents) have had no problem reporting suspected atrocities before, why is there nothing about this on the web? Where are your “sources” for this information? There are literally 100s of blogs written by Iraqis, so why does a search on this produce nothing?
During the battle for Falluja in 2004, U.S. snipers positioned themselves on rooftops covering the entrance to the only hospital still in operation, creating what locals called “sniper alley.” Iraqi men, women, and children seeking medical treatment were fired on. Ambulances delivering patients and supplies were fired on. Unlike Nora, many did not survive the sniper’s bullet.
- What were the names of the victims? Since Fallujah was abandoned by citizens who were warned of the attack, who were these people being shot at and what is the name of the “hospital”?
- Once again, the author gives us no sources, and most documentaries and stories about the Battle of Fallujah show a “ghost town” void of anything but combatants. And of course a simple ‘internet search’ comes up with no detail supporting this bullshit either.
On May 30, 2006 Nabiha Nisaif Jasiam and her cousin, Saliha Mohammed Hassen were shot from behind by a U.S. sniper as they drove to Samarra General hospital. Nabiha was about to deliver her third child. Neither survived the sniper’s bullet.
- Amazing, we have names mentioned here and a hospital. But an internet search on the names, date, and hospital name turn up not one shred of supporting evidence. As I mentioned before, there are hundreds of Iraqi bloggers out there that blog on the things they are pleased with and the things they don’t like, where our presence is concerned, so surely one of them would have blogged on this!
No U.S. president or general or lowly lieutenant acknowledged, much less apologized, for these illegal and immoral shootings. No sniper was held accountable.
Maybe that is because this is a pack of LIES with nothing mentioned to support any other conclusion! Of course, meatbrain, in his usual America hating, Socialist Propagandist way, adds this little touch.
“The wounds we have inflicted on the Iraqi people and their society are deep and penetrating. It will require generations to repair that society. One can only hope that a future US will do all it can to make amends for the terrible damage we have done to the Iraqi people.”
Obviously, meaty has never been to Iraq, and doesn’t read the Iraqi blogs or he would know what is really going on and wouldn’t feel compelled to promote his LIES, LIES, AND MORE LIES about his own country and would go on over there and personally “help the poor Iraqis”. Of course he will never do that, he and his ilk are incapable of doing anything but promoting their socialist agenda, at the expense of our troops. What a despicable scumbag!
And this is how the far left tries to win you over to their ignorant agenda. They promote unsubstantiated lies on Memorial Day weekend. There is no limit to their hypocrisy and dirty tactics.
James Madison expresses it best in the Federalist Papers, why the right to bear arms is important, from the Patriot Post this morning:
The Patriot Post Founders’ Quote Daily
“Besides the advantage of being armed, which the Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation, the existence of subordinate governments, to which the people are attached and by which the militia officers are appointed, forms a barrier against the enterprises of ambition, more insurmountable than any which a simple government of any form can admit of.”
— James Madison (Federalist No. 46, 1 February 1788)
About Madison’s role in writing “The Federalist Papers” –
“Madison made a major contribution to the ratification of the Constitution by writing, with Alexander Hamilton and John Jay, the Federalist essays. In later years, when he was referred to as the “Father of the Constitution,” Madison protested that the document was not “the off-spring of a single brain,” but “the work of many heads and many hands.”
And of course, the “Nuge” has something to say to the “gun control moonbats”:
Bet you won’t see this on CNN tonight! The Mainstream Media chooses what they want you to know, and it will be no different on this.
From: The National Press Club Online
Who: Dr. Arthur Robinson of the OISM
What: release of names in OISM “Petition Project”
When: 10:00am on Monday May 19
Where: Holeman Lounge at the National Press Club, 529 14th St., NW, Washington, DC
Why: the Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine (OISM) will announce that more than 31,000 scientists have signed a petition rejecting claims of human-caused global warming. The purpose of OISM’s Petition Project is to demonstrate that the claim of “settled science” and an overwhelming “consensus” in favor of the hypothesis of human-caused global warming and consequent climate damage is wrong. No such consensus or settled science exists. As indicated by the petition text and signatory list, a very large number of American scientists reject this hypothesis.
It is evident that 31,072 Americans with university degrees in science — including 9,021 PhDs, are not “a few.” Moreover, from the clear and strong petition statement that they have signed, it is evident that these 31,072 American scientists are not “skeptics.”
Following the Press Club event, Dr. Robinson will host a lunch briefing on the Hill. Interested parties may join him in the Environment and Public Works hearing room, 406 Dirksen at noon for lunch on Monday May 19.
Please indicate whether you will attend the lunch by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info and affiliation.
Sponsored by:Oregon Institute of Science & Medicine
The Deniers: The World Renowned Scientists Who Stood Up Against Global Warming Hysteria, Political Persecution, and Fraud**And those who are too fearful to do so (Hardcover)
by Lawrence Solomon
Videos from Australian Professor Bob Carter, a geologist, an excellent presentation disputing man-made global warming using nothing but pure science and statistics. Two more available that I will post later on.
H/T to Oaio and Moonbattery.com for the heads up.
It is truly amazing when “real science” shows the trends that effect weather change. Science has tracked the changes (or cycles) that the sun goes through and the effect on weather, back over hundreds of years. The “reverse sunspots” that occur at the start of a cycle can signal the coming of storms, floods, and even earthquakes and volcanic activity. We have no control whatsoever over these occurrences in our galaxy. Using different light bulbs or buying carbon credits from the Goracle will make no difference at all. In fact the only difference registered would be the obscene amount of cash increasing in Algore’s bank account.
Sunspot Count Rises, Solar Flares To Follow…02/17/00
by Mitch Battros (ECTV)
In this early morning of February 17th, the sunspot count sits at 182 (at least according to NASA). This number alone is already a count of 32 higher than NASA’s prediction of what they are calling “Cycle 23”. What NASA states as a current 11 year cycle is predicted to have its highest count at 150 during this cycles “apex” which is March/April 2000. So why such a high sunspot count which is now expected by to double the predicted number? There are more than a few scientist who suggest we are in an 11 year cycle, but rather what many are calling a “Mega Cycle”. This is a cycle that far exceeds the known 11, 22, or 1200 solar cycles we are familiar with. Some believe this cycle occurs every hundreds of thousands of years (exact number unknown). This event is a very natural occurrence. We have not seen this, nor have our grandparents or their grandparents experienced this event. But my guess would be our ancestors have seen it.
Is this a time to panic,to live in fear, to fret for our lives? The answer is a resounding NO. We are in the midst of a transition. Changing from one form (or way) to another. As with all change, some pain or discomfort may be involved. The more one needs their surroundings to be the same, the more pain or discomfort they will likely experience. Part of our human make up is to make our environment “predictable”. Our challenge will be to let go of holding so tight. Unfortunately, when things become unsettled, unfamiliar or different, the more we “hang on” to what we know best.
Solar Flares I am expecting to see an even higher number of sunspots later today, perhaps just over 200. My guess would be within 72 hours of today’s sunspot count, we will experience M-Class or even perhaps X-Class flares. Within 72 hours of solar flare occurrence, expect severe weather and perhaps “record breaking” events to occur. This equation has played out in the last two solar events which occurred. The first on February 5th which resulted in X-Class flares. Within 72 hours of this event, more than 80 people died and over 100,000 homeless from sudden floods in South Africa. The second solar flare activity occurred on February 12th. Within 72 hours freak tornadoes hit Georgia and Arkansas killing 29 people and injuring hundreds.
Weather Channel Founder: Global Warming ‘Greatest Scam in History’
By Noel Sheppard | November 7, 2007 – 18:58 ET
If the founder of The Weather Channel spoke out strongly against the manmade global warming myth, might media members notice?
We’re going to find out the answer to that question soon, for John Coleman wrote an article published at ICECAP Wednesday that should certainly garner attention from press members — assuming journalism hasn’t been completely replaced by propagandist activism, that is.
It is the greatest scam in history. I am amazed, appalled and highly offended by it. Global Warming; It is a SCAM. Some dastardly scientists with environmental and political motives manipulated long term scientific data to create in [sic] allusion of rapid global warming. Other scientists of the same environmental whacko type jumped into the circle to support and broaden the “research” to further enhance the totally slanted, bogus global warming claims. Their friends in government steered huge research grants their way to keep the movement going. Soon they claimed to be a consensus.
Environmental extremists, notable politicians among them, then teamed up with movie, media and other liberal, environmentalist journalists to create this wild “scientific” scenario of the civilization threatening environmental consequences from Global Warming unless we adhere to their radical agenda. Now their ridiculous manipulated science has been accepted as fact and become a cornerstone issue for CNN, CBS, NBC, the Democratic Political Party, the Governor of California, school teachers and, in many cases, well informed but very gullible environmental conscientious citizens. Only one reporter at ABC has been allowed to counter the Global Warming frenzy with one 15 minutes documentary segment.
I have read dozens of scientific papers. I have talked with numerous scientists. I have studied. I have thought about it. I know I am correct. There is no run away climate change. The impact of humans on climate is not catastrophic. Our planet is not in peril. I am incensed by the incredible media glamour, the politically correct silliness and rude dismissal of counter arguments by the high priest of Global Warming.
In time, a decade or two, the outrageous scam will be obvious.
Let’s hope so, John; let’s hope so.