“First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Really critical that we have that bailout, huh?

Yep, the world is coming to an end if we don't get that bailout yesterday. No wait, we had to have it the day before to keep everything from collapsing. Aw, man, wrong again, we had to have it last week if we were going to save the world.

OK, missed the deadline for the end of the world, so lets just take a couple of days off.

Ho hum, everything still working?

Sho nuff? OK, why not wait another week or so and just see how it goes.

No way, we have to do it the day we get back from our time off or the world will collapse.

Anyone out there on "main street" believing the hype?

Anyone out there on "main street" believe there isn't a better way to handle this mess without putting the same folks who messed it up in charge of cleaning it up?

If this was really so critical how come the twelve guys on Barnie's committee voted no? They only needed twelve votes to pass the thing. 94 or 95 Democrats didn't vote for it. Why couldn't they just go along with Nancy to set the world back on its financial axis? It came down to twelve votes if I totaled the numbers correctly. Twelve.

Am I the only person who finds it peculiar that Pelosi is so all fired up about getting a plan from the Bush administration through? There has to be some powerful incentives in there for the Democrats, such as more power for the government and less for the people.

When I think about the IRS, Welfare, Social Security, and every other agency or program the government handles I cringe to think what could become of this one.

The media keep trying to paint the angst of "main street" as hating having fat cats leave failing companies with golden parachutes. I don't like it but that's not my main beef with the bailout at all. I don't want the grasping fingers of the government taking over anything they can mess up, and mess it up they will.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Read the 106 Page Bailout Draft

Finally found the entire draft, not just the Pelosi mumbo-jumbo overview. I understand we have some stalwart House Republicans holding out until the fine print and brackets have been finalized! Keep on holding out guys and gals, this is tough to swallow even with the concessions the Republicans have obtained.

Here's the link on CNN Money:


Just wanted to include a quick thank you to John McCain for rolling up your sleeves and being willing to fight the good fight. If they HAD already agreed on a bailout like the Democrats lied, then I would have been glad you stopped it! Nancy Pelosi is crazy if she thinks fighting to protect our interests, the people who are out here struggling every day to make the American dram real, is unpatriotic.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Email I rec'd tonight: 143 Days Experience

You couldn't get a job at McDonalds and become district manager after 143 days of experience.

You couldn't become chief of surgery after 143 days of experience of being a surgeon.

You couldn't get a job as a teacher and be the superintendent after 143 days of experience.

You couldn't join the military and become a colonel after a 143 days of experience.

You couldn't get a job as a reporter and become the nightly news anchor after 143 days of experience.


From the time Barack Obama was sworn in as a United State Senator, to the time he announced he was forming a Presidential exploratory committee, he logged 143 days of experience in the Senate. That's how many days the Senate was actually in session and working. After 143 days of work experience, Obama believed he was ready to be Commander In Chief, Leader of the Free World .... 143 days.

We all have to start somewhere. The senate is a good start, but after 143 days, that's all it is - a start.

AND, strangely, a large sector of the American public is okay with this and campaigning for him. We wouldn't accept this in our own line of work, yet some are okay with this for the President of the United States of America? Come on folks, we are not voting for the next American Idol!

Please, please forward this before it's too late!!!!

An uh-duh moment on the Dems and Sarah Palin

I'm sure wiser minds than mine have already thought and discussed this, but all of sudden this evening it hit me. The Democrats understand that the Republicans stand a good chance of beating them when it comes to putting the first woman in as President (not just Vice President).

They dumped their best bet for first female President, Hillary Clinton.

Then they ignored her as a Vice Presidential candidate.

Now we have a fantastic woman running for Vice President who, if elected, has an excellent chance of being the first female President somewhere down the road. I'd venture to say she stands a good chance of being President even if (God forbid) we don't win in November.

The Democrats are green with envy. They are supposed to have the "firsts" when it comes to women and minorities as they see it, even though the factual records don't support the contention that they actually promote equality in any category be it gender or race.

We have a good looking, articulate, intelligent (brilliant), personable woman who lives what they supposedly espouse and they can't stand it.

They wouldn't like her simply because she's a Republican, no matter what else she believed. However, the fact that she is going to beat them to that "first" is scaring them half to death. The fact that so many of us think she is fantastic and so many women are rallying to her side is curling their toes in envy, is ripping them a new one and driving them nuts. Especially since no matter what they do, no matter what they try, she just keeps gaining support.

Until tonight I hadn't thought about the long-term Presidential "first" aspect of having Sarah in the race, although I fully expected her to be President someday. I hadn't considered how crazy it must be making the Democrats and how it has tossed their plans into disarray! They felt they could get away with Barack Obama on the ticket with anyone, they figured Democratic women would fall in line and vote Democratic. They were wrong. Women are TIRED of being taken for granted and whether we believe exactly the same way Sarah does on every issue is beside the point. We identify with her independence and willingness to forge her own path.

I can't end without again saying thanks to John McCain for having the good judgement to pick Sarah Palin! He did it his way and his way was the right way!

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Even MORE from the press on the debate!

ABC News' George Stephanopoulos: "These guys came to play on each other's turf. It was really surprising to me is that John McCain came in here with a disadvantage on the economy. Barack Obama had a big advantage, yet I think he spent the 30 minutes very effectively pounding home the points that have to control spending and earmarks." (ABC News' "Vote 08: The Candidates Debate," 9/26/08)

· Stephanopoulos: "I thought other interesting stylistic differences, John McCain, good on emotion, good on establishing emotional connections with his stories." (ABC News' "Vote 08: The Candidates Debate," 9/26/08)

MSNBC's Pat Buchanan: "John McCain clearly won this battle on points. He was aggressive all evening long. He was very tough. He constantly portrayed Barack directly and indirectly as sort of weak and indecisive and inconstant making these statements. He also had a most powerful, emotional moments. I think that Wolfsborough story and that 640 guys re-upping in Iraq, and that woman giving him that bracelet--I think those things reached the heart and the gut. I will say this about Barack Obama. He did what he had to do in the sense that he came off as a tough fellow, a counterpuncher who would stand up to John McCain, and I think he helped himself in that regard, but overall I really think John McCain came off as the winner of this debate, but I go directly to Chris' point." (MSNBC's "Presidential Debate," 9/26/08)

"Obama To McCain: You're 'Absolutely Right'" (Susan Davis, "Obama To McCain: You're 'Absolutely Right,'" The Wall Street Journal's "Washington Wire" Blog, blogs.wsj.com, 9/26/08)
CBS' Jeff Greenfield: "I also think that McCain in the section on foreign policy also gave a strong performance when he said we can't snatch defeat from the jaws of victory." (CBS News' "Campaign '08 Presidential Debate," 9/26/08)

NBC's Tom Brokaw: "That was the most distinctive difference obviously once we got into the area of national security. John McCain bored in on Barack Obama. He's been reading the same polls we all have. There are grave reservations in most of the polls about whether Barack Obama has enough experience and whether he's qualified to be commander in chief. And tonight Senator McCain went right after that vulnerability in Barack Obama." (NBC's "Presidential Debate Coverage," 9/26/08)

The New York Times' David Brooks: "I think McCain was sharp and experienced." (PBS' "Post-Debate Analysis," 9/26/08)

The Politico's Jeanne Cummings: "When we moved into foreign affairs, clearly john McCain hit his stride. It is his strength, and he showed, demonstrated that he is quite knowledgeable." (PBS' "Post-Debate Analysis," 9/26/08)

ABC News' Rick Klein: "9:12 pm CT: ... This is another area where McCain is in his comfort zone. He's having a long discussion on the preconditions line." (Rick Klein, "Live Debate Blog," ABC News, blogs.abcnews.com, 9/26/08)

· Klein: "9:20 pm CT: Meaty discussion on Russia -- with lots and lots of Russian names for McCain to pronounce. If people care about this, McCain looks strong." (Rick Klein, "Live Debate Blog," ABC News, blogs.abcnews.com, 9/26/08)

MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell: "He [McCain] had a good night on the very issue of taxes and spending. He did seem to dominate the first 30 minutes." (MSNBC's "Presidential Debate," 9/26/08)

The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder: "10:19: McCain's strong on non-Iraq foreign policy issues." (Marc Ambinder, "The Debate: Liveblogging IV," The Atlantic's "Marc Ambinder" Blog, marcambinder.theatlantic.com, 9/26/08)

National Review Online's Jim Geraghty: "From where I sit, McCain had a surprisingly strong night." (Jim Geraghty, "A Surprisingly Strong Night For McCain, While Obama Energizes His Base," National Review Online's "The Campaign Spot" Blog, campaignspot.nationalreview.com, 9/26/08)

· Geraghty: "But the overall message of the night was clear - McCain is smart, familiar with the issues on a striking level of detail, knows what he wants to do: 'I don't think I need any on the job training. I'm ready to go right now... I know how to deal with our adversaries, and I know how to deal with our friends.'" (Jim Geraghty, "A Surprisingly Strong Night For McCain, While Obama Energizes His Base," National Review Online's "The Campaign Spot" Blog, campaignspot.nationalreview.com, 9/26/08)

More from the press on the McCain debate

"The Mac Is Back," As "McCain Not Only Found A Central Theme But Hit On It Repeatedly"
Politico's Roger Simon: "John McCain was very lucky that he decided to show up for the first presidential debate in Oxford, Miss., Friday night. Because he gave one of his strongest debate performances ever. While Barack Obama repeatedly tried to link McCain to the very unpopular George W. Bush, Bush's name will not be on the ballot in November and McCain's will. And McCain not only found a central theme but hit on it repeatedly. Obama is inexperienced, naive, and just doesn't understand things, McCain said. Sure, McCain is a pretty old guy for a presidential candidate, but he showed the old guy did not mind mixing it up. He stood behind a lectern for 90 minutes without a break -- you try that when you are 72 -- and he not only gave as good as he got, he seemed to relish it more. At least twice after sharp attacks by McCain, Obama seemed to look to moderator Jim Lehrer for help, sa ying to Lehrer, 'Let's move on.'" (Roger Simon, "The Mac Is Back," Poltico, 9/27/08)

· Simon: "But McCain seemed to get it Friday night. He certainly knew enough to try to turn his age into a plus and not a minus. 'There are some advantages to experience, knowledge and judgment,' McCain said. ... McCain seemed to be enjoying himself. He smiled a lot, mostly when Obama was talking, though his smile was really more like a smirk. ... Both avoided their negative stereotypes: Obama did not seem aloof or condescending. McCain did not seem erratic or wild. You could imagine either one of them in the Oval Office, but only one is going to get there. 'I don't need any on-the-job training,' McCain said. 'I am ready to go at it right now.' He certainly seemed like it Friday night." (Roger Simon, "The Mac Is Back," Poltico, 9/27/08)

"It Was One Of The Most Substantive Debates In Recent Presidential Campaign History And John McCain Won It. The Arizona Senator Was Cool, Informed And Forceful ..."
The Des Moines Register's David Yepsen: "It was one of the most substantive debates in recent presidential campaign history and John McCain won it. The Arizona senator was cool, informed and forceful in Friday's first presidential debate of the general election campaign. He repeatedly put Barack Obama on the defensive throughout the 90 minutes session. Obama did little to ease voter concerns that he's experienced enough to handle foreign and defense policy. That was his number one task Friday night and he failed." (David Yepsen, "McCain Wins Round 1," The Des Moines Register's "On Politics" Blog, www.desmoinesregister.com, 9/26/08)

The New Republic's Michael Crowley: "McCain also had a clarity of message that Obama lacked. His core message is easy to sum up: Let's cut waste and spending. I'm a tough leader. Obama is naive and unprepared. Obama, by contrast, had no single message that he repeatedly drove home." (Michael Crowley, "McCain Was Good. But Good Enough?" The New Republic's "Stump" Blog, blogs.tnr.com, 9/26/08)

· Crowley: "And stylistically, McCain was more in control. He was the one setting the tone and introducing nettlesome topics, forcing Obama to respond and defend himself." (Michael Crowley, "McCain Was Good. But Good Enough?" The New Republic's "Stump" Blog, blogs.tnr.com, 9/26/08)

ABC's David Wright: "McCain, too, not only had a strong performance tonight, but seemed to have a strategy throughout. As George said, you heard him mention over and over again, Senator Obama doesn't seem to understand. He also kept mentioning his travel schedule. I've been to Waziristan, I've been to South Ossetia, and at the very end he paid it off with his humdinger of a line at the end, saying that basically, he doesn't need on the job experience. I think the McCain campaign is very pleased with it." (ABC's "Vote '08: Presidential Debate Analysis," 9/26/08)

The New York Times' Bill Kristol: "I think McCain won the debate. I think there will be a deal this weekend and he will be vindicated in his efforts to some degree to have actually dealt with reality as opposed to going around giving stump speeches and the McCain campaign will have momentum going into next week and that will set up the Palin-Biden debate." (Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor," 9/26/08)

Real Clear Politics' Blake Dvorak: "[M]cCain performed well, putting Obama on the defensive on several occasions and getting in some good one-liners." (Blake Dvorak, "Who Won...?" Real Clear Politics' "The Real Clear Politics" Blog, time-blog.com, 9/26/08)

The Atlantic's Ross Douthat: "A Win For McCain." (Ross Douthat, "A Win For McCain," The Atlantic's "Ross Douthat" Blog, rossdouthat.theatlantic.com, 9/26/08)

Commentary's Jennifer Rubin: "Only the most devoted partisan could deny it was a very, very strong outing for John McCain. On foreign policy he was devastating -- making clear how much more resolute and experienced he is." (Jennifer Rubin, "The Winner," Commentary's "Contentions" Blog, www.commentarymagazine.com, 9/26/08)

"McCain Was Repeatedly On The Offensive And To Some Extent, Obama Was On The Defensive"
Presidential Historian Michael Beschloss: "[J]ohn McCain was repeatedly on the offensive and to some extent, Obama was on the defensive. I was surprised by that. in terms of strategy, we'll see what works. But often times in debates, if a candidate does go on the offensive, it does tend to work. That's what Kennedy did in 1960. It's what Ronald Reagan did in 1980 and it is what Bill Clinton did in 1992." (PBS's "Presidential Debate," 9/26/08)

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "McCain's strongest moment of the debate also happened to be Obama's weakest. McCain absolutely hammered Obama over his pledge to meet with rogue foreign leaders without preconditions and Obama had no ready answer -- odd since he had to know this attack was coming. McCain was able to turn a single question about meeting with rogue leaders into an extended colloquy that ended with him hitting Obama for misunderstanding Henry Kissinger. A very good moment for McCain." (Chris Cillizza, "The Mississippi Debate: First Thoughts And Who Won?" The Washington Post's "The Fix" Blog, voices.washingtonpost.com, 9/26/08)

· Cillizza: "He poked fun at his age several times, jabbed Obama playfully yet effectively (I don't even have a presidential seal') and seemed in command of the subject matter and the stage. When moderator Jim Lehrer said at one point that the two candidates had spoken for almost the same amount of time, we were surprised; McCain seemed from our perspective to command more time." (Chris Cillizza, "The Mississippi Debate: First Thoughts and Who Won?" The Washington Post's "The Fix" Blog, voices.washingtonpost.com, 9/26/08)

Los Angeles Times: "But McCain closed strongly, becoming more assertive in the debate's final 30 minutes and zinging Obama time and again as out of his league on foreign policy." (Don Frederick and Kate Linthicum, "Live-Blogging The Presidential Debate: McCain, Obama Start Out Sparring Over The Economy," Los Angeles Times' "Top Of The Ticker" Blog, latimesblogs.latimes.com, 9/26/08)

CNN's Alex Castellanos: "The old fighter pilot I thought hit the target. He demonstrated great command, names, places, name dropping is not a bad thing in a foreign policy debate like this sometime and he even got under Barack Obama's skin." (CNN's "Debate Coverage," 9/26/08)
· Castellanos: "I thought McCain was successful, even though Barack Obama scored a lot. I think on a few more points, McCain kind of dragged him down into the foreign policy debate and worked him over, I thought pretty good. ... It looked almost a little bit like at times Obama was looking for the flash cards and he'd crammed for the exam and McCain obviously didn't have to do that..." (CNN's "Debate Coverage," 9/26/08)

Friday, September 26, 2008

What the press is saying about the debates (from McCain Campaign)

Fortune's Nina Easton: "I thought it was a really good night for John McCain In the first 35 for a couple of reasons. The first 35 minutes I counted seven or eight attacks. He just went after Obama. Everything from accusing him of supporting earmarks to accusing him of supporting a -- what did he say? An energy bill that was festooned with goodies. And it seemed to knock Obama off balance. It did two things it knocked Obama off balance he really had trouble getting his sea legs again and secondly, it moved this whole conversation about the financial crisis back to a conversation that John McCain is comfortable with, which is spending. They didn't really talk about the financial crisis that much. And so I thought and the other thing is, just in terms of style, John McCain comes off as very clear, direct, you know, I looked at Putin and I saw KGB in his eyes. He talks directly. There's still something bland and policy-speak about Barack Obama that I don't think does really well in these settings. He comes off as -- and I know people use the term 'cool,' but I find it policy-speak in rounded edges and not direct." (Fox News' "On The Record With Greta Van Susteren," 9/26/08)

CNN's Bill Schneider: "McCain scores a good point, that under Obama's original plan on Iraq, US troops would have been out last spring, before the implementation of the surge." (Bill Schneider, "Schneider: McCain Hits Stride On Iraq," CNN's "Political Ticker" Blog, politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com, 9/26/08)

· Schneider: "McCain, in talking about Afghanistan and Pakistan, is drawing on his vast experience for the first time in this debate, and it really sounds very convincing." (Bill Schneider, "McCain Scores Points On Experience," CNN's "Political Ticker" Blog, politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com, 9/26/08)

· Schneider: "McCain's scoring points on Obama's opposition to the so-called surge in Iraq, a buildup of forces that McCain vigorously supported." (Bill Schneider, "McCain Scoring Points," CNN's "Political Ticker" Blog, politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com, 9/26/08)

Fox News' Mosheh Oinounou: "Obama has said 'John is right' five times in the debate so far." (Mosheh Oinounou, "'John Is Right'" Fox News' "Embeds" Blog, embeds.blogs.foxnews.com, 9/26/08)

· The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "Barack Obama repeatedly saying: 'I agree with Sen. McCain' or 'I agree with John.'" (Jonathan Martin, "A YouTube You Will See Before The Clock Strikes Midnight," The Politico's "Jonathan Martin" Blog, www.politico.com, 9/26/08)

The Politico's Ben Smith: "McCain's sharp and focused; he hasn't landed a really hard punch, but he's scoring on a lot of jabs." (Ben Smith, "McCain's Turf," The Politico's "Ben Smith" Blog, www.politico.com, 9/26/08)

· Smith: "McCain points out -- accurately -- that Henry Kissinger has suggested diplomacy at the Secretary of State level, not presidential summitry with Iran." (Ben Smith, "Kissinger Fact Check," The Politico's "Ben Smith" Blog, www.politico.com, 9/26/08)

ABC News' Jake Tapper: "9:53 - 'You don't do that, you don't say that out loud,' McCain says about Obama's threat to sent US troops into Pakistan to strike at high-level al Qaeda operatives if given high level intelligence, with or without Pakistani government permission. McCain quotes George Schulz saying don't point a gun unless you're prepared to pull the trigger. Credible riff here, I think." (Jake Tapper, "Live-Bloggin' The Debate," blogs.abcnews.com, 9/26/08)

ABC News' Rick Klein: "9:08 pm CT: You knew this was coming -- a blistering attack on the preconditions line Obama has long wished he never delivered. This is a McCain layup." (Rick Klein, "Live Debate Blog," ABC News, blogs.abcnews.com, 9/26/08)

The Politico's Jonathan Martin: "McCain has a strong moment early, drawing an implicit contrast with President Bush. Noting the criticism he took from his own party for calling on SEC head Chris Cox, the GOP nominee promises in firm language: 'As president of the United States people are going to be held accountable in my administration.'" (Jonathan Martin, "McCain Forceful On Accountability," The Politico's "Jonathan Martin" Blog, www.politico.com, 9/26/08)

· Martin: "Instead, in what surely made weary McCain aides smile, their guy just was able to set off a protracted discussion of earmarks and spending, getting in repeated references to Obama's requests for Illinois. Never bad turf for Republicans, but especially for this Republican." (Jonathan Martin, "The 'Foreign Policy' Debate..." The Politico's "Jonathan Martin" Blog, www.politico.com, 9/26/08)

The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza: "An extended debate on meeting with foreign rogue leaders without preconditions = good for McCain." (Chris Cillizza, "The Fix Twitters The Debate," The Washington Post's "The Fix" Blog, voices.washingtonpost.com, 9/26/08)

The Atlantic's Marc Ambinder: "McCain demonstrates a solid understanding of the region [Afghanistan and Pakistan] here..." (Marc Ambinder, "The Debate: Liveblogging III," The Atlantic's "Marc Ambinder" Blog, marcambinder.theatlantic.com, 9/26/08)

MSNBC's Carrie Dann: "McCain's is the message that tests more strongly with voters. The latest NBC/WSJ poll showed that respondents prefer 'a president who will go in and clean up Washington and take on the waste and fraud in the system' to 'a president who will end the Bush administration policies, and have active government oversight.' by a margin of 67 to 29%" (Carrie Dann, "The Two Money Messages: How They Test," MSNBC's "First Read" Blog, firstread.msnbc.com, 9/26/08)

National Review Online's Jim Geraghty: "Judging from CNN's scrolling chart, independents also seemed to like McCain citing Tom Coburn calling earmarks a 'gateway drug.'" (Jim Geraghty, "'Gateway Drug' And 'It Corrupts People!' Seem To Move The Dials," National Review Online's "The Campaign Spot" Blog, 9/26/08)

McCain did great!

I thought John McCain did great tonight. I was a bit concerned given the events of the past few days. I thought the running back and forth, the stress of the situation and the loss of preparation time might adversely impact his performance. He rose to the challenge fantastically.

I thought Obama's facial contortions were very UN-Presidential. His smirks and the continual interruptions were NOT Presidential. It was rude. While McCain is talking Obama's off to the side going, "me, me, me, let me talk" like a child who just can't wait his turn.

I didn't see any major flubs by Obama, definitely none by Senator McCain.

I did NOT like the lack of respect Obama showed by calling Senator McCain "John" while Senator McCain was respectful of Obama in using his title.

I thought Senator McCain did a very good job of driving home the fact that Senator Obama does not have the experience to lead. After tonight's debate it was clear that Obama does not have the temperament and maturity to be President.

Overall I thought the debate was very good. I enjoyed the lack of formality and the way the debate was conducted (despite the fact that I wanted to put a curtain over Obama's side while he was jumping up and down trying to get attention while McCain was talking).

McCain got the last shot in and I liked his zinger ending.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Red State Fem

Interesting commentary on Red State Feminists website:

Topic A: Can a Feminist be a Conservative? Can a Conservative be a Feminist?
Red State Feminists are convinced that you can sincerely be both a feminist and a conservative. Many believe that feat impossible, but millions of women in the United States already live its precepts everyday.
What is a feminist? As you can imagine, the definitions are legion. However, all share the view that women are the equals of men while being different from men. What "equal" means and how "different" women are from men are terms also subject to debate. For example, can women be as brave as men? Sure. Can the strongest women lift a heavier weight than the strongest man? No. Does that make them different? Well, they are apparenty different in some things but not others. Does that difference mean women can never be the equals of men? Red State Feminists do not believe so.

Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live?

I don't think so, but there was some speculation on Fox News & Friends this morning CLEARLY stated as speculation. Seems the Secret Service have been checking out the floor where Saturday Night Live is shot, which is something they do before one of the candidates appears.

I think it's going to be Barack Obama. He postponed his appearance before due to the hurricane.

He won't postpone the debates due to a financial hurricane and doesn't want the topic changed. National security and related? Who care right now when most of us are thinking about our stocks, 401K's. retirement and our future financial well-being?

I don't want Sarah on SNL after how they were so nasty to her husband and children with the incest skit. Unless the reason she's on there is so the entire cast can walk up front and APOLOGIZE profusely.

Now, if Barack goes on there during this financial crisis it'll show what he's really thinking about (which we already know), and that is numero uno, Barack Obama.

We have a financial crisis and he's having $30,000 a ticket fund raisers. We're wondering where our next dollar is coming from to pay for gas and he's flying a plane back and forth to debates. How much gas is THAT going to take? Why aren't the environmental types out protesting?

The Left is trying to spread the idea around that John McCain is scared to debate Obama. Sure guys, show your intelligence on that one! John McCain is the one who wanted around 10 town hall meetings with Barack Obama and your guy is the one who turned them all down, couldn't handle talking to John McCain and a group of people at the same time. Gee, isn't that multi-tasking? What is so scary about talking to the American People and answering their questions?

Which has me thinking about Barack Obama's talks to the public. Has he done any talks where he answered questions from the "regular" people or just from the press? Every talk I've seen has him standing behind a teleprompter.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Chaplain Wants Students to Have College Credits for Voting Obama?

If you had any doubts, any at all, that our colleges were staffed with liberal nutcases, here's a story to take you to the believin' side of things!

A Chaplain at the University of Massachusetts sent out an email offering two college credits to students who would be willing to campaign for Barack Obama. Yes, a Chaplain, a supposed servant of God at a school of supposed higher learning wanted to circumvent ethics and give away college credits if someone was willing to help elect his earthly god, Barack Obama. What minister would ever do something like that? It's cheating. It's slimy. It should cost him his position. But it won't.

Whatever happened to separation of church and government? Isn't that some big tenet of libs? Guess it's another one of those situational things. If they like the situation they change the parameters and their actions.

If the Chaplain isn't fired for the ethical side of things, then he should be let go for stupidity. He should have to go sit with the dumb kid who hacked into Sarah Palin's email account. Both of them crossed the line, went way over the line, when it came to their politics.

I believe if this Chaplain hadn't been dumb enough to put his in writing that it would be happening. Of course, it may still happen but who's going to be able to prove it? Of course the college has to deny it and back pedal. They're probably irritated the Chaplain sent our a public email.

Just when I think this election can't get any wackier, along comes a chaplain who has his god's mixed up.

UMass chaplain fails in effort to boost Barack Obama’s

University of Massachusetts officials yesterday quashed efforts by an
Amherst campus chaplain to offer two college credits to any student willing to campaign in New Hampshire this fall for Democrat Barack Obama.

Chaplain Ken Higgins told students in a Sept. 18 e-mail, “If you’re
scared about the prospects for this election, you’re not alone. The most
important way to make a difference in the outcome is to activate yourself. It would be just fine with McCain if Obama supporters just think about helping, then sleep in and stay home between now and Election Day.”

Higgins added that an unnamed “sponsor” in the university’s History
Department would offer a two-credit independent study for students willing to canvass or volunteer on behalf of the Democratic nominee.


Inquiring minds (mine among them) want to know who this "sponsor" might be. Do you think the university mucky-mucks are going to follow up to find out? Do you think they'll do anything to this Chaplain (if they even can)? Do you think schools across the country are going to take note and say, gee, maybe we ought to institute a similar program? What kind of thought process did this Chaplain and the "sponsor" engage in (and what were they drinking)? Did the guy not take logic in seminary? ethics?

Monday, September 22, 2008

More on NBC - try a Google Search on "Boycott NBC"

If we could get all these groups together we might actually get somewhere with a boycott of NBC! The posts below aren't even the tip of the iceberg! One thing I found interesting is that a boycott was proposed a while back because of an incest joke about Michael Jackson... No comments from the peanut gallery please. Newt called for a boycott a while back also. I say quite a bit of discussion about it but obviously it didn't get too far. I guess too many love their television programs more than they love their principles.

Boycott NBC: Not by coincidence, the network bashing Christianity
By Michael Gaynor
NBC contemptuously and contemptibly chooses to bash Christianity and to ridicule Christian beliefs and values for profit and fun. It is a network that good people of all faiths should shun, unless and until it really repents what it has done and swears to refrain from doing it again. In "The Lord's Prayer," Jesus said, "Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil." Like some noxious NBC programming. NBC, the acronym for National Broadcasting Company, is determined to mock Christianity. So boycott NBC as long as it remains the Network Bashing Christianity!

Boycott NBC?
December 07, 2007 07:07 PM EST views: 199 There is no question that NBC is one of the most liberal broadcast networks around. Over on MSNBC, they have Chris Matthews and Keith Olbermann. They have given, not sold but given, Al Gore more than 35 hours of time to peddle his global warming propaganda with no such allowance for the other side.

Boycott NBC and Its Affiliates!
I’m not quick to call for a boycott but this situation certainly calls for one.
NBC has decided to not air advertising this Christmas season because it is too controversial. The controversy - skimpy Victoria’s Secret ads? PETA animal rights ads? Anti-abortion ads? No. The controversy is thanking our American troops for protecting our security and freedoms.

Gillespie: ‘It Is Beyond Me’ Why Republicans Won’t Boycott NBC»
Yesterday, Bush counselor Ed Gillespie sent an angry letter to NBC president Steve Capus demanding that the network run a correction for what he called the network’s “selective editing” of an interview with President Bush. NBC pointed out that the full interview “has been available, unedited, in its entirety, for the past day, on our website.”
Gillespie — and the rest of the right wing — was not mollified. Appearing on Glenn Beck’s radio show today, Gillespie continued to attack NBC. When Beck asked why conservatives continue to appear on the network, Gillespie replied, “It is beyond me frankly”:

By now, we have all heard about the charges that were brought against Michael Jackson years ago, which were then dropped by the people who filed charges against him. NBC, however, felt the need to re-try Michael and find him guilty and depict him as a child molestor in November 10th's episode of Saturday Night Live. If you were unfortunate to see this episode, you were more than likely as disgusted and upset as the signers of this petition were. One can only think that NBC did this in an effort to hurt Michael's career.

Boycott NBC
The recent decision by NBC news to broadcast portions of the video provided them by Cho Seung-Hui, the mass murderer behind the killing of 32 innocent students and teachers at Virginia Tech University is deplorable. The airing of his self-promoting propaganda only serves to disrespect the victims, further victimizes their families and endangers the community at large.

Newt calls for NBC boycott, why bother?
December 7, 2007 · Print This Article
Today on FoxNews Newt Gingrich called for a boycott of NBC because of its refusal to allow a paid ad by Freedoms Watch that calls for supporting the troops. While I applaud the former speaker I have to ask, who watches NBC now?
I would stop watching NBC but I had already done so. I will admit I tuned in to NBC for Sunday Night Football the first week of the season but when they had Keith Olbermann on the halftime show I turned it off and haven’t watched since. Asking people to boycott watching NBC is like asking people to boycott jumping off cliffs. You can’t stop doing what you don’t do now.

Boycott NBC! Boycott Saturday Night Live. This is DISGUSTING!

What do you think would be happening right now if Saturday Night Live had done this skit on Barack Obama or his wife rather than Todd Palin? Do you think it would ever hit their radar? I found this reprehensible. Incest is never funny and I would feel the same way if they HAD smeared Obama like this. They hide behind "it's a joke about newspaper coverage". I just finished listening to one of Barack Obama's spokespeople saying the New York Times went after THEM. So what's SNL doing just picking on Todd Palin? And why in the world would they do it using incest? We need to write NBC. We need to email NBC. We need to stop watching the channel after we get a list of advertisers to boycott. Free speech is one thing, this goes way, way over the line.

Thanks to all those who are fighting for our freedom and safety!

Today's rash of Google Alerts...

FBI Searches College Student's Home In Sarah Palin E-Mail-Hack ...MTV.com - USA... David Kernell early Sunday morning in their investigation into the hacking of Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin's e-mail last week. ...See all stories on this topic

US Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Republican vice-presidential ...Jewish Telegraphic Agency - New York,NY,USAClinton (DN.Y.), who was scheduled to speak at Monday's anti-Iran rally in New York before pulling out when Palin was invited, told an Israel Bonds dinner ...See all stories on this topic

FBI Investigates Hacker Suspected of Breaking into Sarah Palin's ...Livesteez - New York,NY,USAComputer hackers accessed the email account belonging to Sarah Palin late Tuesday night, September 16. Several self-proclaimed members of Anonymous, ...See all stories on this topic

Sarah Palin's MO all too familiarSan Francisco Chronicle - CA, USASome members of the chattering classes - Pinot-swilling, arugula-chomping snobs - seem to think Sarah Palin is not qualified to be vice president. ...See all stories on this topic

Sarah Palin email hacker FBI targets Democratic politician's son ...Bild.de - GermanyIn chat rooms, Rubico claimed he was the one who hacked the email account of Sarah Palin. Many Facebook members immediately drew a link between Kernell and ...See all stories on this topic

Sarah Palin and Pentecostalism: Some media coverage as theological ...Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USAIn the days right after Sarah Palin was named as John McCain's VP selection, one angle several of us in the media tried to explore had to do with her ...See all stories on this topic

Sarah Palin's Yahoo Email Problems ExposedNational Ledger - Apache Junction,AZ,USABy Josh Hart Many were stunned when Sarah Palin's Yahoo email was hacked and several of her own personal family photos and other email correspondence were ...See all stories on this topic

John McCain and Sarah Palin campaign will campaign in Media, PA ...It's Our City - Philadelphia,Pennsylvania,USARepublican presidential candidate John McCain and his VP running mate Sarah Palin will visit Media this afternoon at 4:00pm. Palin has turned out to be a ...See all stories on this topic

Sarah Palin a (small “l”) libertarian?Third Party Watch (press release) - USASarah Palin asked for and received the endorsement of the leadership of the Libertarian Party of Alaska for her Governor’s race in 2006. ...See all stories on this topic

PC WorldPalin Update: Tenn. Student Implicated in HackPC World - USASarah Palin, according to a report by WBIR, Knoxville's NBC affiliate. When agents arrived at Kernell's apartment a party was underway. ...See all stories on this topic

Google Blogs Alert for: "sarah palin"

The End-Times And Sarah Palin
By Andrew Sullivan Yes, she believes in them. Of course she believes in them. Her former pastor believes that Alaska will be the refuge for the faithful in the lower 48 states when the Rapture comes. She is a Biblical literalist who denies evolution - who ...The Daily Dish By Andrew Sullivan - http://andrewsullivan.theatlantic.com/the_daily_dish/

Sarah Palin Jokes
By politicalhumor.guide@about.com(politicalhumor.guide@about.com)
Read late-night jokes about Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.About.com Political Humor: What's... - http://politicalhumor.about.com/

Sarah Palin’s Worth - McCain’s Mistake
By Michael van der Galien, Editor-in-Chief John McCain’s choice for running mate, Governor Sarah Palin, ignited a well documented firestorm. As most readers will know, conservative Republicans were suddenly re-energized, white women got involved in the elections because they had ...PoliGazette - http://poligazette.com/

'Palin Syrah' Wine Drops in Sales After Sarah Palin Veep Pick
By The Serious Eats Team John McCain tagged Sarah Palin as his running mate, sales of the wine with the conservative's inverted name plummeted—not surprising in famously liberal San Francisco. As with the GOP ticket, the Palin falls second in the lineup. ...Serious Eats - http://www.seriouseats.com/

Busted... Sarah Palin Smear Video Linked to Hopey-Changers
By Gateway Pundit(Gateway Pundit) An internet smear campaign against Sarah Palin is tied to the Democratic Party and the Obama Camp. The ring of deception was discovered by The Jawa Report. It looks like Rusty could have come across illegal campaigning tactics that lead ...Gateway Pundit - http://gatewaypundit.blogspot.com/

McCain has new ad out, Chicago Machine

Hard hitting, but not long enough since a lot of people aren't going to have a clue who those people mentioned in the ad are (although you'd have to live on the moon not to know who Tony Rezko was)! Most of us will know, and we know the list of bad associates of Barack Obama is a long one (read the book Obamanation). I have a marketing background so I understand they're having to paint with broad strokes and that they are building a picture of Obama. Every ad chips away a bit of the facade that Obama has built around his true self and designs.

Being a Barracuda Babe with access to factual data and good info (ta da), I'm here to help all those who don't know who the people mentioned in the ad might be with the ad facts put out by the McCain-Palin campaign . I've posted them after the ad.

AD FACTS: Script For "Chicago Machine" (TV :30)

ANNCR: Barack Obama. Born of the corrupt Chicago political machine. BARACK OBAMA: In terms of my toughness, look first of all, I come from Chicago.

· Barack Obama: "And, You Know, In Terms Of My Toughness, Look, First Of All, I Come From Chicago." (MSNBC's "Hardball," 4/2/08)

· Barack Obama Assuring Democrats He's Tough Enough Because "He's Been Schooled By Chicago Politics." "The feistier, more sarcastic tone came as worried Democrats urged Obama to get tougher and show more passion. Obama has tried to assure donors and voters that he's been schooled by Chicago politics. 'I'm skinny but I'm tough,' he says." (Kathleen Hennessey, "Obama Mocks McCain In Nevada Stops," The Associated Press, 9/18/08)

· The New Yorker: "Obama Had Won His First Campaign By Using Old-Fashioned Chicago Machine Tactics At A Time When The Notion Of Machine Politics Was Increasingly Anachronistic." (Ryan Lizza, "Making It," The New Yorker, 7/21/08)

ANNCR: His economic adviser, William Daley. Lobbyist. Mayor's brother.

· OBAMA ECONOMIC ADVISER: As An Obama Adviser, Former Commerce Secretary William Daley Participated In A Meeting Of Barack Obama's Top Economic Advisers Last Week. "The press conference followed Obama's meeting with top economic advisors and his running mate Biden, who participate d by phone. The meeting participants included former Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin; Gene Sperling, former National Economic Advisor for Pres. Bill Clinton; former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers; Laura Tyson, the former Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors and former Fed Chair Paul Volcker; Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett; former Commerce Secretary William Daley; former Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill; and Joseph Stiglitz, former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers." (Domenico Montanaro, "Obama: Tax Cuts, Stimulus Needed," MSNBC's "First Read" Blog, http://firstread.msnbc.msn.com, Posted 9/19/08)

· ECONOMIC ADVISER AND CHICAGO MAYOR'S BROTHER: Daley Serves As An Obama Adviser For Economic Policy And Is The Brother Of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. "At his stop in New Mexico, Obama sought to keep the focus almost exclusively on the economy, appearing with a panel of experts that included William Daley, brother of Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and a former U.S. commerce secretary." (John McCormick and Jill Zuckman, "Rivals Spend Day As Frequent Fliers," Chicago Tribune, 2/2/08)

· LOBBYIST: Daley Was The Chief Lobbyist For SBC. "Then this spring, Whitacre and his chief lobbyist, SBC President William Daley, produced banner headlines with an effort to bypass the Illinois Commerce Commission and appeal directly to the Illinois General Assembly for relief. ... In late 2001, he hired William Daley, a Clinton administration Cabinet member and the Chicago mayor's brother, charging him with lobbying for change." (Michael Oneal And Jon Van, "Tone-Deaf Approach Hinders SBC," Chicago Tribune, 7/6/03)

· LOBBYIST: While Serving As SBC President, Daley Also Led A $40 Million Lobbying Effort For Industry Deregulation. "Last week those three companies, led by SBC President William Daley, summoned chief executives of several large vendors, including Christopher Galvin of Motorola Inc., to a Washington dinner where they outlined plans to launch a $40 million marketing and lobbying offensive to abolish industry regulations." (Jon Van, "SBC Competitors Seek Congress' Help," Chicago Tribune, 11/1/03)

· LOBBYIST: From 2002 Through 2005, Daley Was A Registered Lobbyist For Fannie Mae. (U.S. Senate Office Of Public Records Website, soprweb.senate.gov, Accessed 7/27/08)

ANNCR: His money man, Tony Rezko. Client. Patron. Convicted Felon.

· MONEY MAN: Tony Rezko Was "One Of The Biggest Fundraisers" For Barack Obama. "'This was discussed a lot. They wanted to have a good showing,' said a source familiar with the fund-raiser [Rezko held for Obama], speaking on condition of anonymity. 'Tony was one of the biggest fund-raisers.'" (Chris Fusco and Tim Novak, "Rezko Cash Triple What Obama Says," Chicago Sun-Times, 6/18/07)

· MONEY MAN: Barack Obama Has Admitted To $250,000 Worth Of Campaign Funding Provided By Tony Rezko. "For the first time, Sen. Barack Obama put a figure Friday to the amount of campaign contributions that indicted political fund-raiser Tony Rezko raised for the senator's campaigns, and the number -- about $250,000 -- was far more than he previously acknowledged." (Tim Novak, Chris Fusco, Dave McKinney and Carol Marin, "More Rezko Dough Found," Chicago Sun-Times, 3/15/08)

· CLIENT: Barack Obama Did Legal Work On Some Projects Involving Tony Rezko's Company, Rezmar. "But Obama did legal work on real estate deals while at Davis' firm, according to biographical information he submitted to the Sun-Times in 1998. ... And he did legal work on Rezko's deals, according to an e-mail his presidential campaign staff sent the Sun-Times on Feb. 16, in response to earlier inquiries. The staff didn't specify which Rezmar projects Obama worked on, or his role." (Tim Novak, "Obama And His Rezko Ties," Chicago Sun-Times, 4/23/07)

· PATRON: "As A State Senator, Barack Obama Wrote Letters To City And State Officials Supporting His Political Patron Tony Rezko's Successful Bid To Get More Than $14 Million From Taxpayers To Build Apartments For Senior Citizens." (Tim Novak, "Obama's Letters For Rezko," Chicago Sun-Times, 6/13/07)

· PATRON: Barack Obama Paid $300,000 Less Than The Asking Price For His Mansion, While Tony Rezko's Wife Rita Paid Full Price For A Vacant Lot Next Door On The Very Same Day. "Two years ago, Obama bought a mansion on the South Side, in the Kenwood neighborhood, from a doctor. On the same day, [Antoin 'Tony'] Rezko's wife, Rita Rezko, bought the vacant lot next door from the same seller. The doctor had listed the properties for sale together. He sold the house to Obama for $300,000 below the asking price. The doctor got his asking price on the lot from Rezko's wife." (Tim Novak, "Obama And His Rezko Ties," Chicago Sun-Times, 4/23/07)

· CONVICTED FELON: Tony Rezko Was Convicted Of Wire And Mail Fraud, Money Laundering, And Aiding And Abetting Bribery. (Bob Secter and Jeff Coen, "Rezko Convicted," Chicago Tribune, 6/5/08)

ANNCR: His "political godfather." Emil Jones. Under ethical cloud.

· POLITICAL GODFATHER: Illinois State Senate President Emil Jones Is "Barack Obama's Political Godfather." "Ethics legislation is stalled in the Illinois State Senate, bossed by Barack Obama's political godfather, Senate President Emil Jones who put the brakes on the measure and may let it die. Obama called Jones from the road in Nevada this morning. Jones indicated to Obama--according to the Obama team -- he would bring the bill to a vote and would support it." (Lynn Sweet, "Obama Urges Political Godfather Emil Jones, Illinois Senate President, To Pass Stalled Ethics Package," Chicago Sun-Times' "Lynn Sweet" Blog, http://blogs.suntimes.com, Posted 9/17/08)

· POLITICAL GODFATHER: "When Obama Praised Jones As 'My Political Godfather,' Jones Began Using The Theme Music From 'The Godfather' As His Cell-Phone Ringtone." (Ryan Lizza, "Making It," The New Yorker, 7/21/08)

· ETHICAL CLOUD: "[S]tate Senate President Emil Jones, Serves Under An Ethical Cloud. He Has Several Family Members On The State Payroll And Uses His Clout To Aid Their Business Interests." (Ron Fournier, "Obama's Life And Record In Springfield, Ill., Hint At The President He Would Be," The Associated Press, 6/16/07)

ANNCR: His governor, Rod Blagojevich. A legacy of federal and state investigations. With friends like that, Obama is not ready to lead. JOHN MCCAIN: I'm John McCain and I approve this message.

· INVESTIGATIONS: Governor Rod Blagojevich Has "A Legacy Of Federal And State Investigations." "The bill of particulars against Rod Blagojevich is numbingly familiar. His is a legacy of federal and state investigations of alleged cronyism and corruption in the steering of pension fund investments to political donors, in the subversion of state hiring laws, in the awarding of state contracts, in matters as personal as that mysterious $1,500 check made out to the governor's then-7-year-old daughter by a friend whose wife had been awarded a state job." (Editorial, "Removing a governor," Chicago Tribune, 10/28/07)

· INVESTIGATIONS: In June 2008, A Federal Judge Unsealed Records That Showed That Blagojevich Was Questioned By Federal Agents For His Involvement With Tony Rezko. "Gov. Rod Blagojevich has been interviewed multiple times by federal investigators looking into allegations that he and key members of his administration offered contracts and state work in exchange for campaign fundraising help, according to documents unsealed Thursday. The documents were made public in the Antoin 'Tony' Rezko criminal case on the same day that Blagojevich held a major fundraising event at the River East Arts Center. Similar events in past years have reaped millions of dollars for the governor's campaign, much of it coming from firms that landed lucrative state contracts and individuals given coveted state jobs or board appointments." (Jeff Coen and Bob Secter, "Feds Quizzed Blagojevich," Chicago Tribune, 6/27/08)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

I'll vote for the steel magnolia

Rod Dreher: The Beehive buzzes for Sarah Palin
07:47 AM CDT on Sunday, September 21, 2008
If you want to understand why Sarah Palin has made such a powerful connection with American voters, don't listen to the political professionals. Listen to the voice of the Beehive.

The Beehive is the Wasilla hair salon where Ms. Palin has had her hair done since 2002. She kept going back to the Beehive even after she became the state's governor. A New York Times profile of the salon revealed a Steel Magnolias-style place where a close-knit community of women shares their everyday trials and triumphs. Ms. Palin remained loyal to the Beehive even after she hit the big time. She's that kind of woman, and people sense that about her.

It should be obvious, of course, that one shouldn't choose vice presidents based on hair care. That's not the point. Ms. Palin's relationship to the Beehive telegraphs both her authenticity and her sense of community. She's the real deal – and that made a "gut values connection" with Americans.

Read more:

Google Alerts for the Day

Here's the blogs and news stories Google chose to send me today. Tell me there's not a bias! There's one I want to read, it's the one about beehive buzzes for Sarah Palin. I can't turn on the television without hearing Sarah Palin's name and I can't pick up a newspaper without seeing it and somehow this is the best Google can come up with! They're definitely not picking up any conservative blogs. Sooner or later they're going to get mad at me for continuing to harass them and my blog is going to disappear, right after the Read My Lips Network blog because I saw a comment on that one, too. I may have some fun with the Google alerts and put in the word conservative, another for Republican, and maybe some other terms just to see what they choose to send! It's a great service in theory.

Google News Alert for: "sarah palin"

Telegraph.co.ukSarah Palin to meet first foreign leader at UN
Telegraph.co.uk - United Kingdom
Senator John McCain's vice-presidential running mate will meet a foreign leader for the first time when she holds talks with President Hamid Karzai of ...See all stories on this topic

Palin Email Hacker Found
Slashdot - USAnetbuzz writes "'Anonymous,' best known for its jousts with Scientology, has apparently hacked Sarah Palin's private Yahoo email account. ...See all stories on this topic

Palin Hackers Behind Sick Pranks
Sky News - UK
The hackers who broke into Sarah Palin's email account are behind a host of sick pranks - including harassing a dead boy's parents by pretending to be his ...See all stories on this topic

Rod Dreher: The Beehive buzzes for Sarah Palin
Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USA
If you want to understand why Sarah Palin has made such a powerful connection with American voters, don't listen to the political professionals. ...See all stories on this topic

The Race to the White House – Palin 'failin'
The Nation Newspaper - Bridgetown,St. Michael,Barbados
Before then, the Obama campaign had been unfocused and tentative, clearly thrown off-balance by the way Sarah Palin had come out of nowhere to ignite the ...See all stories on this topic

• Polpourri: Palin mixes up her Rapids
MLive.com - MI,USA
So, in what CBS News called the time-honored gaffe of rock stars and politicians on tour, Sarah Palin took the stage in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Thursday and ...See all stories on this topic

Only Clinton, Palin similarity? They're both women
Chicago Tribune - United StatesJohn McCain has calculated that Sarah Palin as his vice presidential nominee would help grab women voters, especially disaffected Hillary Clinton backers. ...See all stories on this topic

Palin stance on family issues divides women
San Francisco Chronicle - CA, USA
When Charlie Gibson asked Sarah Palin if questions about her ability to balance work and family were sexist, her response electrified female voters in both ...See all stories on this topic

McCain drew $8.8 million in two days after Palin selection
Los Angeles Times - CA,USA
Sarah Palin would join him on the Republican ticket -- his biggest two-day haul of the long-running presidential campaign. The Republican National Committee ...See all stories on this topic

Seattle Times - Palin's stardom gives Stevens boost
Seattle Times - United StatesSarah Palin has not endorsed Sen. Ted Stevens. The 84-year-old Sen. Ted Stevens is a charter member in the good-old-boy network of Alaska politics. ...See all stories on this topic

Google Blogs Alert for: "sarah palin"

Drunk on Power: In Sarah Palin’s world it doesn’t matter what you ...
By canarypapers
And godforbid that the media would dare accuse Sarah Palin of a flagrant disregard for the laws of her state and her country, as she and her husband, et al, stonewall the State of Alaska’s ethics investigation into the possible abuse of ...canarypapers - http://canarypapers.wordpress.com

Palin's Religious Baggage - Sarah Palin Cartoon
A political cartoon about Sarah Palin's religious faith and the baggage she brings to the McCain campaign.
About.com Political Humor: What's... - http://politicalhumor.about.com/

Mary Ellen Emmons, Mama Jane, and Sarah Palin: Does Palin Have a ...
By santitafarella
Sarah Palin, now the vice presidential nominee on the Republican ticket, told ministry students at her former church that the US had sent troops to fight in Iraq on a “task that is from God.” ...Prometheus Unbound - http://santitafarella.wordpress.com

What Republicans Like About Sarah Palin
By Existen
Guy I came across this interesting graphic about what Republicans think of Sarah Palin on The New York Times website which gives you a “disturbing” look into the psyche of the people who support her. Click on the image for the full version. ...Just Wired - http://justwired.wordpress.com

Sarah Palin’s Bircher Mag: What Was In It
By David Neiwert According to Ben Smith, Team McCain has an explanation for that copy of the John Birch Society organ, The New American, that Sarah Palin was displaying in the 1995 photo of her that appeared in the New York Times: ...Firedoglake - http://firedoglake.com

We've added a new blog to the Barracuda Babes listing

One of our Sarah Palin sisters wanted to start her own blog titled Obamatactics after writing a post using the term. The way we figure it, the more the merrier thus we're inviting all of our readers to check out the first post on http://obamatactics.blogspot.com/.

We'll get the blog added to the Read My Lipstick Network. It's going to be a fun blog all about the various tactics Barack Obama and the Dems are using to get their guy elected. No theory or discussion is too wild to discuss on Obamatactics.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Barack Obama Attempts to Combat Sarah Palin's Influence!

Obama promises free lipstick to all if elected!
Found this on another blog, followed the links and ended up here: http://thepeoplescube.com/
You just have to go check this site out, it's hilarious.

Here's one of the articles:
Bush Lauded by Nat'l Organization of Community Organizers

Yesterday the National Organization of Community Organizers bestowed its most prestigious award on George W Bush for outstanding work in the organization of communities in Iraq and Afghanistan.
"It's truly an honor to receive such a covetized award," the president said in a few brief remarks at the ceremony honoring his achievement, "but we cannot forget that this was made possible only through the work and dedication of our excellent military personnel." Progressives everywhere were on their feet, chanting Progress! Progress!, applauding, cheering, and waving American flags. (click the title to read the entire thing).

This photo is going to be added to the side of my blog once I get through here:

Gotta love this dude! He is funny and right!

Saw this on McCain Palin 08. There's more: Political videos with humor...

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Alaskan Pilots Do NOT Want Us to Elect Sarah Palin!!!

A friend of ours just got back from a big fly-in for pilots of some type small airplane. Pilots came from all over the country for the big multi-day shindig. According to our friend, to a man all of the pilots from Alaska tried their best to talk everyone out of voting for Sarah Palin.

I was shocked given her high approval ratings and all the good reports from Alaska. I could understand one, maybe two, but not all of these guys. I have no idea how many we're talking about, but it was more than a few!

Why? Why? Why?

It's because they don't want to lose her as Governor!
They said she is the first truly honest Governor they've had.
They said she was doing a great job.
They said they wanted to keep her!

Talk about a huge endorsement for Sarah Palin as Vice President!

Did I scare you? Did you think this was going to be something bad? It is bad. It's bad for Obama!

A must-read from our newest network member! Go Sarah!!

Obama makes sexist remarks in Michigan. Read my lipstick!!
I found this on You Tube. Obama patronizes women calling them "Sweetie" as he dismisses their petty and inconsequential (it appears to him, becuz they are women!) concerns. This is his visit to a Michigan auto facility. Michigan female auto workers, Michigan female voters - American workers and women - please don't vote for a man who thinks women can be patronized, dismissed and called "Sweetie".


Worse than disgraceful!

I heard about this in passing but so far it hasn't been anything the media is willing to mention (surprise, surprise). It is disgraceful and shows Barack Obama's true nature. Unfortunately, this is just one more thing that most will not hear about given the media code of silence when it comes to Barack Obama's many, many flaws.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Figured someone might be interested in Google's picks

A few of us in the Read My Lipstick Network have set up Google alerts on Sarah Palin's name. I get a daily list of all the stories Google thinks are important that include Sarah Palin's name for any reason. It's blogs and news stories. It's a real good indicator of the "mentality' of Google's search algorithms. I thought I'd start sharing these just so you can see how rare it is that a positive blog about Sarah Palin gets picked up by Google. There are hundreds and hundreds of positive blogs being penned every day about her and to date I have maybe seen one positive included in the list. I know some of my Lipstick sisters have already written about this and I may have mentioned it myself at some point in a prior blog, so I won't say more, but just know I'm in agreement. I'm not sure if it's wise to be dissing Google given I'm using one of their free services (blogger) so I type with trepidation. I noted that a couple of anti-Obama blog titles had been banned from blogger and am not sure of the reason!

News stories (blogs at the end):

Meghan McCain: Sarah Palin is 'really chill'
CNN - USAMeghan McCain said she was surprised, and now pleased, by her father's pick of Sarah Palin as running mate. Larry King: Why a children's book, I think aimed ...See all stories on this topic

Washington PostGender Politics In Ohio: Clinton Mostly Ignores Palin
Washington Post - United StatesSarah Palin only in passing. Sunday, armed with a 19-minute stump speech, boldly dressed in a bright fuchsia jacket, she was energetic and forceful as she ...See all stories on this topic

Palin to Meet Foreign Leaders at UN
Wall Street Journal Blogs - New York,NY,USARepublican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin will meet with foreign leaders next week at the United Nations, a move to boost her foreign-policy ...See all stories on this topic

Palin's "gut values"
Dallas Morning News - Dallas,TX,USAI was glad to see Rod's blog entry excerpted this morning on the Viewpoints page, in which he alludes to how Sarah Palin has connected with the "gut values" ...See all stories on this topic

Palin snubs 'tainted' power-abuse inquiry
The Australian - Sydney,AustraliaSARAH Palin is refusing to co-operate with a formal investigation into her alleged abuse of powers as Alaskan Governor because she believes the inquiry has ...See all stories on this topic

Contrasting Palin and Biden on How to Handle Wall Street
National Review Online - New York,NY,USAI went back and checked Sarah Palin's remarks on the Wall Street mess from yesterday. It's pretty far from a financial markets lecture, but there's a bit ...See all stories on this topic

The Palin Hysteria
FOXNews - USATo say these ladies disapprove of Sarah Palin is like saying Rosie O'Donnell doesn't like me, the understatement of the decade. Writes Ms. Collins: "The new ...See all stories on this topic

Palin pick pushes US women's group to back Obama
AFPWASHINGTON (AFP) — The National Organization for Women (NOW) said Tuesday it had been pushed by the Republicans pick of Sarah Palin as vice presidential ...See all stories on this topic

ABC NewsHillary Clinton: Sarah Palin Exciting, But Not Vote Worthy
ABC News - USASarah Palin's nomination as Sen. John McCain's vice presidential running mate is exciting, but not reason enough to vote for John McCain. ...See all stories on this topic

The left is in a quandary over Palin
Atlanta Journal Constitution - GA, USA... because it came on the heels of the gathering in Minneapolis / St. Paul, conversations often turned to politics — and specifically to Sarah Palin. ...See all stories on this topic

Google Blogs Alert for: "sarah palin"

Eve Ensler on Sarah Palin
By particlesofspirit I am having Sarah Palin nightmares. I dreamt last night that she was a member of a club where they rode snowmobiles and wore the claws of drowned and starved polar bears around their necks. I have a particular thing for Polar Bears. ...News bLog - http://particlesofnews.wordpress.com

Sarah Palin -- Fake Baked Alaska
By TMZ Staff She may have ditched the private plane and the personal chef, but Sarah Palin did get her own tanning bed for the Guv's mansion ... for that year-round orange glow.But, as the Narco News reports, Palin paid for the fake bakery herself, ...TMZ.com - http://www.tmz.com

Cenk Uygur: Sarah Palin: Give the Money Back
By Cenk Uygur Sarah Palin famously said in her Republican convention speech that she told Congress "thanks, but no thanks" for the Bridge to Nowhere. Now, this has been discredited in just about every media outlet in the country. ...The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/theblog/

The Second Life Of Sarah Palin
By SLHamlet Sarah Palin is said to haunt the dreams of many Americans, so it’s not surprising she’s seeping into the lucid dream space of Second Life. Last weekend I ran a query of her name in SL’s search engine, and within...New World Notes - http://nwn.blogs.com/nwn/

The Specific Danger of Sarah Palin
Bradley Burston, as usual, gets to the heart of the Sarah Palin problem. Israel provides a useful contrast, he writes. It is impossible to imagine the Israeli public supporting a politician for a top leadership position who quite ...Jeffrey Goldberg - http://jeffreygoldberg.theatlantic.com/

PBS is asking whether Sarah Palin is qualified for VP.

This is a PBS listener poll with 61% indicating they don't think Sarah is qualified. Let's spread this poll to our conservative friends and see if we can change the numbers.
39% to 61%-Let's go! Vote now!

Cool tribute vid for Sarah Palin & John McCain (mostly Sarah ;-)

Great tribute video, love the song and love the lady.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

I'm searching the blogs and Internet for the Democrat

I'm dying of curiosity so I've been out searching for who it might be. My husband speculated that it might be Geraldine Ferraro. She has been fairly supportive of Sarah Palin and said at one point she wasn't sure who she was voting for or that she was considering who to vote for or something like that. Later she said she was voting for Obama so I can't see her switching.

Who could it be? Any ideas?

I have found a few stories on Democrats supporting John McCain.

Trio of Hillary Clinton supporters endorse John McCain
August 25, 2008
DENVER — As Democrats try to mollify disappointed supporters of Hillary Clinton, Republicans pushed the theme Monday that Democrats are divided and open to voting for John McCain.
To try to cement the point, the Republican National Committee’s Denver ‘‘war room’’ presented a trio of Clinton supporters and a former Democratic congressman, each of whom is supporting McCain.
‘‘He is a true statesman who will always put the country first,’’ said Tim Penney a former Democratic congressman from Minnesota, now an independent. ‘‘With Obama, we have words; with McCain, we have deeds. With Obama, we have rhetoric; with McCain, we have a record.’’


Top Hillary Clinton Supporter Endorses McCain; Says "A Lot" More Democrats Will Follow - Video 9/1/08


For Immediate Release
Contact: Press Office
Friday, September 12, 2008
MANCHESTER, NH -- The McCain-Palin campaign today announced that New Hampshire State Representative Doreen Howard, a Democratic legislator from Newmarket, has endorsed John McCain for president. Representative Howard previously supported Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's candidacy.

"As a lifelong Democrat who enthusiastically backed Hillary Clinton in the primaries, I am now supporting John McCain. Like Senator Clinton, McCain values the importance of public service. Both Clinton and McCain put country first and that's critically important," said Howard. "John McCain and Sarah Palin are mavericks who have proven they can deliver real reform. As our nation faces challenges at home and abroad, Americans will benefit from their experience, judgment and strong leadership."

Elected in 2006, Representative Howard is a member of the State-Federal Relations and Veterans Affairs Committee. She represents Newmarket and Newfields.
Representative Howard supported John Kerry in 2004 and Al Gore in 2000.


Prominent Democrats and Independents Join "Citizens for McCain"
June 14, 2008
ARLINGTON, VA -- U.S. Senator John McCain's campaign today announced a group of prominent Democratic and unaffiliated leaders and activists who have joined "Citizens for McCain," a new grassroots effort headed by Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT) to rally Americans of all political parties to support John McCain's candidacy.
"Citizens for McCain is an organization within the McCain campaign for people who put country before political party and support the presidential candidate who has a proven record of bipartisanship," said Senator Joe Lieberman.

It just keeps getting better!

Tomorrow a prominent Hillary Clinton supporter (a member of the Democratic National Committee's Platform Committee!) is going to endorse McCain-Palin! I haven't a clue who it is, but this is a trend that I hope to see continue.

The polls are awesome right now.

Barack Obama is struggling and it shows. Take away his tele-prompter, unplug the thing, see if he can do what Sarah Palin did on her first big night at the Republican Convention! I was awed at her performance, especially knowing the prompter messed up. I can't imagine standing in front of all those people and managing to string a coherent sentence together with a tele-prompter.

Barack Obama's claim to fame is being able to give a great speech (so they say) when reading from a tele-prompter.

Did any of you see the bit where he said everyone in the United States would get a tax cut? Not just the 95% he's been saying would get a tax cut? What is the percentage of people who don't pay any tax at all? Something like 40% if I remember correctly. Does that mean people who don't pay taxes are going to get a check, too? It's not a tax cut from what I've heard discussed, it's a rebate check. Which to my way of thinking is simply another welfare program, except it goes to everyone regardless of need (unless you're in the "wealthy" 5% and you have to pay the tab for the rest of the country!).

Remember Ayn Rand's book Atlas Shrugged? It's a must-read.

Can't wait to see who's jumping aboard from the Dems tomorrow! You know they wouldn't let the Democrat woman who made the commercial for McCain into the Democratic Convention even though she was an official delegate? I had mixed feelings about that one. I imagine the Republicans would do the same thing if the situation were reversed. I'm sure glad she's supporting John McCain though. I wonder if she has a blog?