Monday, June 30, 2008

"Scoop" McCain

I have found another article on McCain in the JPOST here.

McCain began his speech by praising one of the architects of the America-Israel alliance, Senator Henry "Scoop" Jackson. Senator Jackson represented the State of Washington, a western state with few Jews. Throughout his career, and at the peak of his power in the 1970s, Jackson defended the Jewish State not because it was the politic thing to do, but because it was the right thing to do. Jackson also worked hard to save Soviet Jews, another cause without an obvious Washington State constituency - but with a compelling moral rationale.

Senator Jackson understood that Israel was an essential ally in fighting America's greatest threat in the 1970s, Soviet Communism. Jackson was the kind of bighearted visionary who could champion Soviet Jewry and Israel in such a way that he never appeared to be using the plight of Soviet Jews or Israel's needs as mere tools against Soviet Russia. Rather, he showed how the universal moral cause and America's strategic needs converged and reinforced each other.

"Scoop" McCain is following that approach in fighting the Islamist scourge. He appreciates the way Israeli and American needs harmonize - and a righteous American-Israeli friendship consecrates and cements the strategic American-Israeli alliance. "My friends," McCain proclaimed, "as the people of Israel know better than most, the safety of free people can never be taken for granted. And in a world full of dangers, Israel and the United States must always stand together."


Gen. Wesley Clark on McCain

From International Herald Tribune here;
When the interviewer, Bob Schieffer, noted to Clark that McCain had been shot down over Hanoi, Clark replied, "I don't think riding in a fighter plane and getting shot down is a qualification to be president."

When Schieffer then asked what executive responsibility Obama had held - the Democrat's résumé includes work as a community organizer in Chicago and eight years in the Illinois legislature - Clark said that Obama was running on the strength of his character and good judgment.

Brian Rogers, of the McCain campaign, was quick to hit back in a release: "If Barack Obama's campaign wants to question John McCain's military service, that's their right. But let's please drop the pretense that Barack Obama stands for a new type of politics. The reality is, he's proving to be a typical politician who is willing to say anything to get elected, including allowing his campaign surrogates to demean and attack John McCain's military service record."
Let us not attack McCain's military service. It is what Obama lacks that makes him not qualified for the Commander in Chief position. Obama has flip-flopped on Issues such as Guns, Campaign funding, and Jerusalem, etc. He has distanced himself from former supporters such as the Rev. Wright. Obama has not shown the character and good judgment at all. McCain had served his country and was a POW for five and half years! He believes in God, Country and his fellow solders. And he waited his turn to come home by refusing to be let go until others ahead of him went first.

From an article in the Jerusalem Post on McCain's character here:

Character matters. In a president-and particularly in a commander-in-chief, that kind of character arguably counts more than any particular political orientation or policy. From character flows leadership, as it is character which dictates morally grounded direction and engenders public trust.

Character is critical to determining how a leader will respond to crisis. Will he reach deep within himself and in the traditions that shaped him and find the courage and grace to inspire strength and greatness? Will soldiers trust the wisdom and integrity of his decision when he orders them to war? Will he truly understand the terrible toll of war, as well as the price of appeasement? Will he make decisions based on considerations greater than cheap political expediency?

Now, ask yourself: which candidate has repeatedly demonstrated that kind of character?

I don't think its Obama, do you?

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Phil Gramm on McCain

From WSJ here:
He hadn't meant to get back into politics, but when Mr. McCain came calling, he couldn't say no. Mr. Gramm believes the country desperately needs Mr. McCain in the White House for three reasons: First, he will win the war against terrorism; second, he will get runaway federal spending under control; and third, he will steer America away from the course of trade protectionism that the Obama Democrats favor.

"I don't say John McCain will be the best president for all time, but he is the best man to be president for these times. He doesn't have the communications skills of Ronald Reagan, but he's tough, and that's what we need now."

Friday, June 27, 2008

McCain can win

From John Fund at WSJ here:
The McCain campaign can't expect to win the election on the strength of their man's personal appeal or character. He is most likely to win by engaging Mr. Obama on the issues, and forcing debates over competing visions of foreign policy, and the size and scope of government. Tackling concerns about energy and food costs are key.

The Obama Birth Certificate

I heard about this on the Kevin James show on KRLA. The article is from the israelinsider and has Obama's Photoshop version and is compared to an authentic version of another Hawaiian born citizen. Israelinsider said that the official seal is not embossed on the certificate. Is is Not official? Is Obama not a "Natural Born" citizen? The article is here.
Another Israelinsider has a more detailed article on the Photoshop version here.

More analysis at here.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

McCain will win hands down

Mr. McCain will be helped if he uses Mr. Obama's actions to paint his opponent as someone driven by an all-powerful instinct to look out only for himself. In a contest over who is willing to put principle above personal ambition and self-interest, John McCain, a war hero and a former POW, wins hands down. That may not be the most important issue to voters in electing a president, but it's something they will rightly take into account.

From WSJ Karl Rove's article here.

Second Amendment lives...

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday, for the first time in the nation's history, that individual Americans have the right to own guns for personal use, and struck down a strict gun control law in the nation's capital.

The landmark 5-4 ruling marked the first time in nearly 70 years that the high court has addressed whether the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution protects an individual right to keep and bear arms, rather than a right tied to service in a state militia.

Sen. McCain chimes in here:
This ruling does not mark the end of our struggle against those who seek to limit the rights of law-abiding citizens. We must always remain vigilant in defense of our freedoms. But today, the Supreme Court ended forever the specious argument that the Second Amendment did not confer an individual right to keep and bear arms.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

If Obama wins our taxes go way up!

From WSJ here:
Suppose your household consists of you and your spouse, each earning wages of $150,000 per year. Currently, you are each subject to the payroll tax up to $102,000 of wages, so together you are taxed on $204,000. Under the Obama plan, you'd be taxed again on another $50,000 of wages.

At the current payroll tax rate of 12.4% – 6.2% from wage-earners and 6.2% from their employers – your household would be looking at a tax hike of $6,200 per year. You probably didn't consider yourself rich before, and you certainly won't after paying that tax bill.

All the Bush tax cuts go away. And us the little guy get poorer. Such a shame. I hope all you voting for Obama realize you'll be poorer too. Just wanted to say that. And please don't whine if Obama wins.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Kim Jong-IL endorses Obama

The report said the campaign shows that the United States has undergone a fundamental change and pointed out the obvious: Hillary is a woman, Obama is black and McCain is old.

Obama has said that he may be willing to sit down face-to-face with leaders like North Korean leader Kim Jong-Il if that's what it takes to resolve the continuing nuclear tension on the Korean peninsula.

McCain said last month that it is of vital interest to the United States to end nuclear weapons programs by countries like North Korea, calling Kim a "dictator."

McCain said a warning by President John F. Kennedy "resonates more today than ever before. North Korea pursues a nuclear weapons program to the point where, today, the dictator Kim Jong-Il has tested a nuclear weapon and almost certainly possesses several more nuclear warheads."

Monday, June 16, 2008

Ahmadinejad and Hitler--both tyrants

Obama denies the entire premise of McCain's challenge. In his eyes Ahmadinejad may be deplorable, but he's no Hitler. Obama has pointed out that the president is not the real power in Iran, and that in fact Ahmadinejad may no longer even be in office after elections scheduled for next summer. He knows that as a young Democrat he cannot afford to look weak on national security: a week after he first declared, during a debate, that he would negotiate with any world leader without preconditions, he emphasized that he would order strikes against known terrorist targets inside the borders of ally Pakistan (as the United States does now, with mixed results). McCain—and before him, Hillary Clinton—has mocked Obama's stance on Iran as naive. But the critique didn't work for Hillary, and Obama is betting it won't in the general election, either: rather than trying to look tougher than McCain, Obama is going to argue that the familiar tropes—every dictator is Hitler, every negotiation is Munich—do not apply to the challenges facing the next president.
Article from Newsweek here.

I think that Ahmadinejad is just like Hitler. He is a religious fanatic believing the 12th Iman is down some well waiting to come out and reign the world. Hitler killed 6 million Jews. Ahmadienjad wants to eliminate Israel. I don't see the difference between the two leaders. They are both tyrants and want(ed) to kill the Jews. Hitler created a false cabinet on paper for Chamberland. It never met as a cabinet at all. With Ahmadinejad, how can we trust an agreement with his government? Something on paper that will not be binding? If he has nukes, he will use them to destroy our ally Israel. No doubt about it.

Bush never lied to us

(HT From the LAT) I'm amazed that the lies that the liberal left have been saying (about Bush's lies on Iraq and the intelligence of the WMD's) were never lies to begin with. I kept saying to any liberal (that said Bush Lied), "What was the Lie?" There was never an statement of a Bush lie. But they tried to make us believe there was a lie. But none of them could quote it.
This may sound like ancient history, but it matters. After Sept. 11, President Bush did not want to risk allowing Hussein, who had twice invaded neighboring nations, murdered more than 1 million Iraqis and stood in violation of 16 U.N. Security Council resolutions, to remain in possession of what he believed were stocks of chemical and biological warheads and a nuclear weapons program. By glossing over this history, the Democrats' lies-led-to-war narrative provides false comfort in a world of significant dangers.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Happy Father's Day!

From McCain's web site.
I stole this picture from the campaign site but it shows the pride of serving one's country as one's father and grandfather had. It is an honor to serve. And very honorable when your father serves. (or when your Husband does!)

I want to wish all Son's, Husband's, Father's and Grandfather's a Happy Father's Day! And to My Dad a Happy Father's day too. He's in Hilo right now with my Mom enjoying the tropical paradise.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Flag Day!

Read here the history of the day.
Inspired by these three decades of state and local celebrations, Flag Day - the anniversary of the Flag Resolution of 1777 - was officially established by the Proclamation of President Woodrow Wilson on May 30th, 1916. While Flag Day was celebrated in various communities for years after Wilson's proclamation, it was not until August 3rd, 1949, that President Truman signed an Act of Congress designating June 14th of each year as National Flag Day.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Billy Bob and the PRis

HT to JAWA here.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Cybernuts to crack anti-Obama sites

A crack team of cybernauts will form a rapid response internet “war room” to track and respond aggressively to online rumours that Barack Obama is unpatriotic and a Muslim.

As he gears up for his general election fight against John McCain, Mr Obama and his chief advisers are aware of the danger of such rumours, amid polling data showing that a significant number of Americans believe he is a Muslim or are suspicious about his background. Such doubts were a factor in his poor showing with white, blue-collar voters during his primary battle with Hillary Clinton.

In recent days Mr Obama has — unprompted — brought up the subject of the chain e-mails and blog sites making the false claims. Some state that he is a radical Muslim who was sworn in as a US senator on the Koran; others that he sympathises with Palestinian radicals. Many focus on his middle name of Hussein, which was taken from his Kenyan father.

HT from Drudge.

Also on LGF the Obama website has security problems, leaving directories on his website unprotected.

Don't crack me you Obama Cybernuts! I got the First Amendment behind me you Marxist Pigs! (Good luck in beating me down!) HEH!

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Bolton's Op-Ed in LAT

It is an article of faith for Obama, and many others on the left in the U.S. and abroad, that it is the United States that is mostly responsible for the world's ills. In 1984, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Jeane Kirkpatrick labeled people with these views the "San Francisco Democrats," after the city where Walter Mondale was nominated for president.

Most famously, Kirkpatrick forever seared the San Francisco Democrats by saying that "they always blame America first" for the world's problems. In so doing, she turned the name of the pre-World War II isolationist America First movement into a stigma the Democratic Party has never shaken.

This is yet another piece of history that Obama has ignored or never learned. There may be one more piece of history worthy of attention: In 1984, Mondale went down to one of the worst electoral defeats in American political history. We will now see whether Obama follows that path as well.

I had to post this because it is so true. America is the greatest country in the world. And it pains me to hear such talk and I question why would anyone trash the USA?

HT LGF here.

Friday, June 06, 2008

The Longest Day colorized version

Iron Maiden - The Longest Day

The Longest Day

Here is the trailer to "The Longest Day."

TV Ad - Safe

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

On the Dark side of the force?

George Lucas has created legendary film heroes like Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones, but the US director says that in real life, his hero is Barack Obama.

Lucas was in Japan on Wednesday to promote his latest film, "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," as Obama clinched the Democratic Party's nomination for president.

"We have a hero in the making back in the United States today because we have a new candidate for president of the United States, Barack Obama," Lucas said when asked who his childhood heroes were.

Obama, "for all of us that have dreams and hope, is a hero," Lucas said.

Lucas is the creator of the blockbuster "Star Wars" series, as well as the adventures of the swashbuckling archaeologist Indiana Jones, played by Harrison Ford.

Obama on Tuesday sealed the Democratic contest after a marathon battle with Hillary Clinton, becoming the first black White House candidate nominated by a major party.

Tuesday, June 03, 2008