Sunday, August 31, 2008

Guliani on Face the Nation about Palin

Rudy said this about Sarah Palin here:
“You know why? She had to make decisions,” Giuliani told Face The Nation anchor Bob Schieffer. “All Senator Obama has had to do is talk. That's all he does.”

Palin, who is 44 years old, has been the governor of Alaska for less than two years. Previously, she served two terms as mayor of the town of Wasilla, Alaska, whose population in 2000 was 5,470.

Citing her executive experience, the Republican National Convention keynote speaker called Palin “somebody of accomplishment” because “she's vetoed legislation, she's taken on corruption, and in her party, and won. She took on the oil companies and won. She administered a budget successfully.”

He also said Obama “is the least experienced candidate for president in the last 100 years."

“I mean, he's never run a city, he's never run a state, he's never run a business, he's never administered a payroll, he's never led people in crisis,” Giuliani said.

HEH! More experience in executive decisions than Obama. The Dems are running scared right now.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Friday, August 29, 2008

McCain/Palin 08!!

I was a Romney supporter but after McCain picked Sarah Palin I am jazzed! He has picked a pro-life, solid Conservative with REFORM on SPENDING on her agenda. And with more experience than Obama in governing. And an OUTSIDER of the beltway in DC. McCain hit it out of the park again!

I'll have to sign up to help the campaign and put out the yard signs. We are energized and ready to go!

Go McCain/Palin!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ayers on America after 9/11

From FoxNews here:
Interviewed in May 2004 in connection with Rosen’s book “The Strong Man: John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate,” published recently by Doubleday, Ayers affirmed that 9/11 was “an act of pure terror,” one that had caused him to weep, and that terrorism is “always wrong, always evil.” But Ayers also condemned the Bush administration for using the attacks “to advance a right-wing agenda on every front: every uterus must be examined, every tree chopped down, every oil well dug. I mean, it’s absolute madness.”

“I mean, the only group of people that I know who weren’t weeping for the next several weeks [after 9/11] were the people who were busy typing legislation into their computers,” Ayers continued.

When asked about some Palestinians who had been captured on videotape dancing in the streets after the attacks, Ayers said coverage of those individuals had been “overwrought” in the U.S. media, and added: “[E]verybody in the world knows that Americans are geographically challenged and historically challenged. We don’t have a sense of who we are or where we are. So I think every American that I know was weeping over the next several weeks, and devastated and shocked. Was that an act of pure terror? It absolutely was.

“And there are many other acts of terror carried out by our government, even recently, that, that are comparable. And there are other acts of terror that have gone on in places like Bosnia that we forgot to notice.”

Friday, August 22, 2008

Raisin' McCain

From Peggy Noonan at WSJ here:
The Rick Warren debate mattered. Why? It took place at exactly the moment America was starting to pay attention. This is what it looked like by the end of the night: Mr. McCain, normal. Mr. Obama, not normal. You've seen this discussed elsewhere. Mr. McCain was direct and clear, Mr. Obama both more careful and more scattered. But on abortion in particular, Mr. McCain seemed old-time conservative, which is something we all understand, whether we like such a stance or not, and Mr. Obama seemed either radical or dodgy. He is "in … favor of limits" on late-term abortions, though some would consider those limits "inadequate." (In the past week much legal parsing on emanations of penumbras as to the viability of Roe v. Wade followed.)

Raisin' McCain here at McCainBlogette.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Go Misty and Keri!

From MsUnderestimated here:
They thanked our President for his inspiration and for all he’s doing. They are very proud of him, as you can tell. So for all the nay-sayers who were against President Bush attending the Olympics, it mattered to these two women. So it mattered to me.

From RealClearSprots here:
"This is just another reason why we play in bathing suits," May-Treanor said.

Ignoring the rain that drenched their uniforms and left them squinting into the sky where the sun should be, Walsh and May-Treanor won their second consecutive gold medal Thursday by beating China in straight sets. It was the 108th consecutive victory overall and 14th straight at the Olympics for the Americans, who did not lose a set in either Athens or Beijing.

"I dreamt about rain last night. It could have been 500 degrees or 500 below, and we'd be happy," Walsh said, after beating Wang Jie and Tian Jia 21-18, 21-18. "The rain makes it better. We felt like warriors out there."

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Col. Bud Day confirms the "Cross in the Sand"

From WaPo Karl Rove article here:
Another story I heard over dinner with the Days involved Mr. McCain serving as one of the three chaplains for his fellow prisoners. At one point, after being shuttled among different prisons, Mr. Day had found himself as the most senior officer at the Hanoi Hilton. So he tapped Mr. McCain to help administer religious services to the other prisoners.

Today, Mr. Day, a very active 83, still vividly recalls Mr. McCain's sermons. "He remembered the Episcopal liturgy," Mr. Day says, "and sounded like a bona fide preacher." One of Mr. McCain's first sermons took as its text Luke 20:25 and Matthew 22:21, "render unto Caesar what is Caesar's and unto God what is God's." Mr. McCain said he and his fellow prisoners shouldn't ask God to free them, but to help them become the best people they could be while serving as POWs. It was Caesar who put them in prison and Caesar who would get them out. Their task was to act with honor.

Another McCain story, somewhat better known, is about the Vietnamese practice of torturing him by tying his head between his ankles with his arms behind him, and then leaving him for hours. The torture so badly busted up his shoulders that to this day Mr. McCain can't raise his arms over his head.

One night, a Vietnamese guard loosened his bonds, returning at the end of his watch to tighten them again so no one would notice. Shortly after, on Christmas Day, the same guard stood beside Mr. McCain in the prison yard and drew a cross in the sand before erasing it. Mr. McCain later said that when he returned to Vietnam for the first time after the war, the only person he really wanted to meet was that guard.

HT over at John McCain site here.

Monday, August 18, 2008

The McCain "Cross in the Sand" Story

Andrew Sullivan thinks McCain stole this story from Solzhenitsen in his Gulag days. When the Christan's could not draw the sign of the cross they drew the fish instead. It was a way of letting other Christan's know they believed in Jesus. I have a firm belief in Christ that John McCain's not making this story up. Those who are prosecuted on their faith have drawn a symbol to show unity and belief in a higher authority.
From Riehl World links to other stories of "Cross in the Sand" here.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

McCain and Obama at Lake Forest/Saddleback church

From the Saddleback Church with pastor Rick Warren.
McCain was stuck first in the cone of silence while Obama spoke first. I could hardly listen to Obama with all the umms & ahs. McCain's answers were cut and dry, no long explaining like Professor Obama.
On Faith in Jesus, McCain told his "Cross in the sand" story:
When asked what faith in Jesus means to him, McCain replied, "Means I'm saved and forgiven. Our faith encompasses not just America but the world."

McCain got teary-eyed while discussing an experience with a guard during his experience as a prisoner of war in Vietnam. The guard, McCain said, drew a cross in the sand while he was praying on Christmas Day. "For a minute there, we were just two Christians worshipping together."

Friday, August 15, 2008

Support a fellow countryman

Join the Russel Brigade to defeat John Murtha here.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Seven year olds know!

It was a funny week last week when both Michelle and Barrack got questioned by two Seven year olds. I too have a seven year old daughter. I can relate. From Rush's show last week:
MICHELLE (MY BELLE) OBAMA: What do you think?

LITTLE BOY: Well, I think that we should finish what we started in Iraq.

MICHELLE (MY BELLE) OBAMA: (pause) "Finish what we started in I-raq." Okay, I will pass that along.

RUSH: Well, did it sound like she...? Could you hear what the little boy said? It's kind of dicey. Let me -- let me reeled what the little boy said. Michelle Obama: "What do you think?" Little boy: "Well, I think that we should finish what we started in Iraq." There was a little silence from Michelle (My Belle), and she said, "'Finish what we started in I-raq.' I pass that along." Here is a seven-year-old who has more maturity than The Messiah! I'll never forget this. I went down to Shreveport, Louisiana, some years ago. I was like asked to speak at an annual fundraiser that the PGA Tour's Hal Sutton and David Toms do. They're trying to build the equivalent of a St. Jude's Children Hospital in Shreveport, and they do this golf outing every year, and David Toms got up and was giving a few remarks before I got up and gave my stellar standing-O remarks, and he was talking about a conversation he had with his son. At some point in his career some things were not going well and he was not practicing as much and so forth, and he said his son said to him, "Dad, why don't you finish what you started?" So I guess Toms is raising his kids to, "Finish what you start. Don't start it if you're not going to finish it." So here's a seven-year-old: finish what we started in Iraq. And Michelle (My Belle), you know, she's probably expecting some question about SpongeBob SquarePants, and she gets "Finish what you started in Iraq." Here, play the bite again, and now that you know the little kid's in there, gauge Michelle (My Belle)'s reaction.

MICHELLE (MY BELLE) OBAMA: What do you think?

LITTLE BOY: Well, I think that we should finish what we started in Iraq.

MICHELLE (MY BELLE) OBAMA: (pause) "Finish what we started in I-raq." Okay, I will pass that along.

RUSH: Let's go back. Wednesday, Elkhart, Indiana, campaign event, Barack Obama. A seven-year-old little girl says, "Why did you start running for president?"

OBAMA: America, uh, is -- is no longer, uh, what it -- it could be, what it once was. And I say to myself, "I don't want that future for my children."

RUSH: Our children want you to "finish what we started in Iraq"! (laughter)

I thought this was so funny! My daughter last week was looking though a book on the Presidents. She tells me "McCain's not in here yet!" My conclusion is Seven Year olds know whats going on and the adults are clueless! LOL!

From Rush's show yesterday-The Three Obama-cans

What the Republicans, what conservatives in this country want is to mop the floor with Democrats! We are tired of accepting their premises and then going along with them to show that somehow we're not the bad guys. We are the good guys. We just don't have any elected leadership. So this is going to be a grassroots, a series of grassroots operations that build conservatism back. For example, this is not a big deal, but it was announced today that three Republicans have decided to endorse Obama. They are former Iowa Republican Congressman Jim Leach, former Rhode Island Republican Senator Lincoln Chafee, and lawyer and former White House intelligence advisor Rita Hauser. Now, Obama is out there, and the Democrats are saying, "Woo! Wow! We've got three Republicans endorsing Obama."

But come on, Jim Leach? Chafee stopped being a Republican a long time ago. Jim Leach was never a Republican, he was a moderate; and this Hauser babe, nobody ever heard of. The dirty little secret about this, the way I see it, is these are exactly the kind of moderate Republicans in Name Only that, McCain courted all these years. Jim Leach, Lincoln Chafee, Rita Hauser, why, they ought to be the first to be endorsing...McCain! That's the exact kind of Republican he's going after. And look, they've signed up with Obama. It's pathetic, but it's funny at the same time. So, we're in this war for what kind of country we're going to have and what kind of future people's children and grandchildren are going to have. We are a nation, a great nation, at great risk in a dangerous world, with a bunch of sophists who want control.

Link here.

After 12 years NYT corrects it self

Also today, The Times came clean on having referred to Senator McCain as a Vietnam-era "fighter pilot" when in fact he was shot down while at the controls of an A-4 Skyhawk - technically an attack aircraft rather than a fighter.

The distinction was mocked by the New York gossip blog Gawker, which pointed out that the Navy fighter pilot school known as Top Gun used the A-4 to simulate Russian MiG fighters and the aircraft effectively met all the main criteria for a fighter - speed, manouevrability and the ability to shoot down other craft - even if its primary role was as an attack bomber.

"The Times should not be so easily cowed, particularly when 12 years worth of coverage is at stake."

From Times Online here.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

The Olympic mode

Berlin 1936
Munich 1972
Beijing 2008
The Olympic Metal count at Yahoo here:
The USA metal count in graph form at Real Clear Sports here.
The Map of the metal count here at Real Clear Sports here.

Listening to Rush this morning I had the same thoughts about the opening ceremonies. The 2008 Chinese drummers/dancers had 5 years to practice being the same. I saw the communist manifesto all over the place. From LAT here:

Yes, there were 2,008 drummers pounding an ancient beat, and gymnasts doing cartwheels across a giant globe and the five Olympic rings rising mysteriously into the sky in the form of tiny lights.

Truly, it was neat to see hundreds of men flickering like Christmas trees, and colorfully dressed women flying through the air on strings, and, of course, 1984 Olympic gymnastics hero Li Ning reminding Los Angeles folks of his greatness by lighting the torch in midair.

But, unlike opening ceremonies of recent years, this show lacked real smiles, true laughter, visible heart.

This is a show that could have used an artistic advisor like, say, Steven Spielberg.

Oh, wait, the director was actually supposed to work on the show until withdrawing his name in protest of the support the country has given the government of Sudan, widely criticized for the crisis in Darfur.

A Communist will always be a Communist!

McCain is right about the crisis in Georgia with Russia invading. Putin is a communist and he will never change. Looking into his soul will not stop this. McCain is right that Putin is and will always be K G B.

From Winter's Solders Story here:

I think Obama wants to use appeasement as a reason to sit down and be the next American leader to look into Putin's soul. That has to be the definition of clueless.

McCain on the other hand accurately defined Russia's invasion of Georgia as a moral and strategic crisis. He wants Russia isolated, the invasion halted, and Russia punished.

McCain can't do much about it right now, and won't be able to do anything unless he becomes Commander in Chief.

Meanwhile, what we should be determining, is what Putin really is up to. Georgia is practice. Just practice. It gives Putin a little more land, it gives his troops some limited combat experience, but just enough to make them willing to go for more.

The question is where? And when? And what the hell are we going to do about it? This is just the first step, and for anyone who was not alive or has forgotten the brinksmanship that went on for decades during the Cold War, I guarantee you, we do not want to go back to that era.

The communists murdered an estimated 100,000,000 (that's one-hundred million) people from 1917 to the end of the Soviet Union, and state sponsored deaths continue in China and the remaining communist countries to this day.

Believe me, we don't want to turn back the clock.

Monday, August 11, 2008

I looked in Putin's Eyes and saw 3 letters

KGB! From RCP by Rich Lowry here:
John McCain's assessment stands up much better: When he looked at Putin, "he saw three letters: a K, a G, and a B." Putin's neo-Soviet state has launched a nakedly illegal invasion of neighboring Georgia that is reminiscent of the Winter War against Finland at the outset of World War II. The Russian press is pumping out absurd lies about Georgian acts of genocide, even as the Russian military indiscriminately bombs and shells Georgian cities. Edward Gibbon's description of the Inquisition comes to mind -- nonsense defended by cruelty.

History repeats itself. John McCain was a cold war warrior and he knows the Russian's are the tyrants. They still follow the same M.O.
McCain's judgment benefits from years of marinating in national-security issues and traveling and getting to know the key players; from a hatred of tinpot dictators and bloody thugs that guides his moral compass; and from a flinty realism (verging at times on fatalism) that is resistant to illusions about personalities, or the inevitable direction of History, or the nature of the world.

My vote is going to the one who has the maturity and knowledge to lead our country thought these times of crisis. (Obama wanted the UN to sanction Russia but forgot Russia has Security Council Veto power!) It is not the "One" but the "White Hair Guy!"

From Roger's Rules over at PJ Media here:

On 9/11 we were grateful to have a leader who could distinguish between friends and enemies and who was not so crippled by moral relativism that he believed that victims should be equated with their victimizers. In 2008, we have a choice between 1) a man who knows evil and repudiates it and 2) a man who believes that there is “fault on both sides” and that discredited “progressive” institutions like the United Nations are better equipped to deal with disputes among sovereign nations than the nations themselves.

Which would you choose?

(The White Hair Guy!)

Friday, August 08, 2008

Something I saw on Star Trek.....

The buzz on Obama's new hand signal here.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

The Gorilla Congress

Go here for Don't Go Movement.
It was set up as soon as the Don't Go Congress movement started last Friday. A grass roots movement to solve our energy crisis instead of going on a five week vacation. A great place to find others also interested in getting congress back to work.

Rep. Eric Cantor has this site to call back the congress here.

Check out the petition here at "Drill Now".

The grassroots movement is going full steam. The do-nothing congress better watch out. We'll kick their buts out come election time!

Monday, August 04, 2008

The Celeb

This is The One!

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Tax the Rich Again!

The fourth and final installment from the IBD The Audacity of Socialism : Obamanomics Flunks The Test.
He also fails to understand how taxes change behavior. He thinks raising taxes on the most productive members of society won't "curb incentives to work or invest." Even TV news anchor Charlie Gibson knows better.

During a primary debate, the ABC host took Obama to task for proposing a doubling in the capital gains tax. History shows, he pointed out, that raising the cap gains rate actually ends up costing the government revenues.

Obama just didn't get it. "Well, Charlie," he argued, "what I've said is that I would look at raising the capital gains tax for purposes of fairness."

Forget growth and revenues. Let's just punish those "greedy" investors. It's the same Marxist reasoning behind his plan to repeal the Bush tax cuts: The rich must be made to pay their "fair" share, Obama asserts.

Never mind that the top 1% of taxpayers already pay 38% of the total tax burden, according to recent IRS data, while the bottom 50% bear just 3% of the load.

Force the Kids to perform service!

Third part of the Investor's Business Daily here: Obama Wants YOU!
Announcing his plan July 2 at the University of Colorado, he said: "We will ask Americans to serve. We will create new opportunities to serve. And we will direct that service to our most pressing national challenges." He will make us an offer we can't refuse.

Obama says that as president he will "set a goal for all American middle and high school students to perform 50 hours of service a year, and for all college students to perform 100 hours of service a year." What he doesn't say is that he'll make such voluntarism compulsory by attaching strings to federal education dollars. The schools will make the kids volunteer. It's called plausible deniability.

In America, we have so many groups that already help those in need. Why does Obama want us to (pressure us) to serve involuntary? To re-structure society and break down the American way of life. I want to be able to choose how I contribute (or not contribute) to society. Not the way Obama wants us to contribute by forcing us to serve.

Global Tax to kill our "Sovereignty"

From the second in the series on Obama's Marxist ties here:
Obama's Global Poverty Act offers us a global socialist destiny we do not want, one that challenges America's very sovereignty. The former "post-racial" candidate obviously intends to be a post-national president.

A statement from Obama's office says: "With billions of people living on just dollars a day around the world, global poverty remains one of the greatest challenges and tragedies the international community faces. It must be a priority of American foreign policy to commit to eliminating extreme poverty and ensuring every child has food, shelter and clean drinking water."

These are worthy goals, but note there's no mention of spreading democracy, expanding free trade, promoting entrepreneurial capitalism or ridding the world of despots who rule and ravage countries such as Zimbabwe and Sudan.

Obama would give them all a fish without teaching them how to fish. Pledging to cut global poverty in half on the backs of U.S. taxpayers is a ridiculous and impossible goal.

The senators who support this "Global test" are:
Co-sponsors of S. 2433 include Democrats Maria Cantwell of Washington, Dianne Feinstein of California, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Robert Menendez of New Jersey. GOP globalists supporting the bill include Chuck Hagel of Nebraska and Richard Lugar of Indiana.

We have to keep Obama from becoming President. It will kill the freedom we know and love. It will kill the America we love. We must keep it free. We must keep Obama from the office he wants. Please vote the right way!

Change I can do without!

From Investor's Business Daily here:
Following this discredited Marxist model, he believes government must step in and redistribute pieces of the pie. That requires massive transfers of wealth through government taxing and spending, a return to the entitlement days of old.

Of course, Obama is too smart to try to smuggle such hoary collectivist garbage through the front door. He's disguising the wealth transfers as "investments" — "to make America more competitive," he says, or "that give us a fighting chance," whatever that means.

Among his proposed "investments":

• "Universal," "guaranteed" health care.

• "Free" college tuition.

• "Universal national service" (a la Havana).

• "Universal 401(k)s" (in which the government would match contributions made by "low- and moderate-income families").

• "Free" job training (even for criminals).

• "Wage insurance" (to supplement dislocated union workers' old income levels).

• "Free" child care and "universal" preschool.

• More subsidized public housing.

• A fatter earned income tax credit for "working poor."

• And even a Global Poverty Act that amounts to a Marshall Plan for the Third World, first and foremost Africa.

His new New Deal also guarantees a "living wage," with a $10 minimum wage indexed to inflation; and "fair trade" and "fair labor practices," with breaks for "patriot employers" who cow-tow to unions, and sticks for "nonpatriot" companies that don't.

That's just for starters — first-term stuff.

Friday, August 01, 2008