Saturday, October 04, 2008

Republican Candidates Are Starting To Sweat

    In some states you can even smell the fear of defeat on the Republican side of the fence, and with good reason. the failing economy, the financial markets tanking, and the falling job market are owned by the Republicans in general and not just George Bush.

    John McCain owns these problems. Senators Mitch McConnell ( KY ), Ted Stevens (Alaska), Elizabeth Dole (N.C.), and a host of other Republicans, not only from the Senate but the House all own our currant problems. So do quite a few of our Democrats, lest we forget.

  The good news though...

   Washington Post

With the party already struggling to generate enthusiasm for its brand, Republican strategists fear that an outpouring of public anger generated by Congress's struggle to pass a rescue package for the financial industry may contribute to a disaster at the polls for the GOP in November.

"The crisis has affected the entire ticket," said Jan van Lohuizen, a Republican consultant who handled the polling for President Bush's reelection campaign. "The worse the state's economy, the greater the impact."

  So how is it that John McCain and other Republicans are even close in their respective races when Obama should be blowing his ass out of the water? Race, plain and simple. this mind set has to change.

OJ Simpson Guilty Of Robbery/Kidnapping

  A Las Vegas, Nevada jury has found former football star O.J. Simpson guilty on all 12 counts of robbery and kidnapping in relation to the robbery of two sports collectibles dealers in a hotel last year.

  Sentencing for the crimes will be held on the 5th of December and Simpson could be looking at seeing the rest of his life behind bars. He is now 61 years of age. Of course, his lawyers do plan on appealing the verdict.    Source

   Good luck with that appeal OJ! I do believe that this time around. you will be doing your time.

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Friday, October 03, 2008

New Obama Ad Made After VP Debate

  Another cool, truthful ad from the Obama campaign made after the Vice Presidential debate Thursday night.



Union Workers Protest NRA Actions

  UMWA Workers took a day off from work after the NRA was allowed onto the company property to pass out bullshit pamphlets and to hopefully get mine workers on film saying bad things about Barack Obama.

  Needless to say, it didn't quite work out the way that the NRA had planed.

More than 440 workers who are members of the United Mine Workers of America took what's called a Memorial Day instead of going to work.

Union officials say they took the day to protest after a film crew from the National Rifle Assocation showed up at the Consol mine last week to interview union workers.

They say the crew tried to get union coal miners to speak out against Barak Obama

"Consol doesn't let anybody on their property - never," said Safety Committee Member Mark Dorsey, "And for them to let the NRA come on the property and solicit our membership was totally uncalled for. We made our endorsement to our political process and we didn't bother them and they shouldn't be harassing our membership over this."

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Biden/Palin Debate

  I must say that I was pleasantly surprised by Governor Palin's debate performance. I must also say that I am glad that I do not have to sit through another debate with her in it. There's just something about her voice and all of that preppy talk that gets on my nerves.

  Palin, as was expected, dodged a few questions, one dealing with McCain's stance on de-regulation, by changing the subject. This she did quite a few times. Palin made many attempts to pass her and her family off as your average middle class family, which was rather sickening to me. She is not middle class and hasn't been for some time. She did not win this debate but she did manage to not screw up as she has done in interviews the past few weeks. For that, the Republicans will say that she won.

   Biden was well armed with the facts and he also made many attempts to link John McCain's policy's with the Bush administrations policy's. What is really important for Biden is that he kept his cool and he spoke to those of us watching the debate. I should note that Palin did this also at times.

  I do not think that this debate performance was a so-called game-changer. We'll see what the polls say in the next few days.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

CBS News Poll: Obama Lead Widens

  What else is to be expected when you are facing competition who is nothing but a legend in his own mind? Grumpy, senile, old man for President? One who lies every time his mouth opens? I think not.

  Anyway, below are the numbers from polling which show that McCain is on a steady downhill ride thus far.


A CBS News poll released Wednesday found that Mr. Obama’s favorability rating, at 48 percent, is the highest it has ever been in polls conducted by CBS and The New York Times. At the same time, the number of voters who hold an unfavorable view of Mr. McCain — 42 percent — is as high as it has been since CBS News and The Times began asking the question about Mr. McCain in 1999, the first time he ran for president.

The CBS News poll found that President Bush had tied the presidential record for a low approval rating — 22 percent, matching Harry S. Truman’s Gallup approval rating in 1952...

  I expect that John McCain will try just a little bit harder now to distance himself from the Bush Crime Syndicate.

  So what about Obama and McCain's handling of the so-called economic crisis?

  The CBS News poll suggested one sharp contrast in the view of voters of Mr. Obama and Mr. McCain that might have been fed by the different ways the two men responded to the crisis. Forty-five percent said Mr. McCain acted too quickly when he made a decision, compared with 29 percent who said he did not act quickly enough. For Mr. Obama, 23 percent said he acted too quickly, compared with 41 percent who said he did not act quickly enough.

  So what about McCain's pick for VP, Sarah Palin? any good news in that area?

The Pew poll found that 51 percent of respondents said she was not qualified to be president, compared with 37 percent who said she was. That is a reversal from early last month, when 52 percent of respondents said Ms. Palin was qualified to be president.

  McCain/Palin have nothing to offer the people of the United States except for 4 more years of Bush policy. Thanks,but, No thanks.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Bailout Bill Heads For Senate Vote

    and this is more than likely where you and the rest of the taxpayers will get screwed, thanks to Senator Harry Reid.

  This bill will have a few add-ons, one being the increase in the FDIC insurance from 100k to 250k. That is the better part. The worst part?


Many Democrats were already upset that Republicans and the White House had watered down their effort to require Treasury to impose a fee on Wall Street transactions in five years to help recoup any taxpayer losses. The expanded Senate package envisioned now would compound this loss by adding a set of tax breaks that also will add billions to the deficit without the "pay-fors" many fiscally conservative Democrats want.  ( my emphasis )

  So why are we now going to give some more tax breaks to business?

Monday, September 29, 2008

Bailout Bill Gets A Great Big " NO " Vote. John McCain Proves He's An Idiot

Well isn't that just sweet? Our government, speaking of Democrats, did the right thing in the House today and voted " no " on the Wall Street bailout bill. Everyone all at once now okay? Clap, clap, clap. I would take it that our government officials had a little bit more fear of their constituents , and their jobs, than they did of Wall Street and the boys who are crying wolf.

   On to something else that is related to the Bill. It seems that Republican asshole/idiot John McCain made an attempt to take credit for the bailout bill before it failed by vote.


by BarbinMD  Mon Sep 29, 2008

How mavericky of John McCain to take credit for the passage of the bailout bill...before it failed:

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and his top aides took credit for building a winning bailout coalition – hours before the vote failed and stocks tanked.

The rush to claim he had engineered a victory now looks like a strategic blunder that will prolong the McCain’s campaign’s difficulty in finding a winning message on the economy.

Shortly before the vote, McCain had bragged about his involvement and mocked Sen. Barack Obama for staying on the sidelines.

"I've never been afraid of stepping in to solve problems for the American people, and I'm not going to stop now," McCain told a rally in Columbus, Ohio. "Senator Obama took a very different approach to the crisis our country faced. At first he didn't want to get involved. Then he was monitoring the situation."
McCain, grinning, flashed a sarcastic thumbs-up.

"That's not leadership. That's watching from the sidelines," he added to cheers and applause.

What happened today was more than a "strategic blunder," it was a massive failure of leadership on the part of John McCain.

And let's give McCain's quote, made on the campaign trail, a little more context:

I am a Teddy Roosevelt Republican. I believe our leaders belong "in the Arena", in the arena, when our country faces a challenge, not on the road in a campaign. I've never been afraid of stepping in to solve problems for the American people, and I'm not going to stop now.

Speaking of stepping in it...

   When will everyone finally get tired of McCain and his political stunts and just toss him out onto a cacti?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

The New Modified Bailout Bill

   This shit just keeps getting better and better! The original $700 Billion bailout bill was met with much opposition from both political parties as well as the majority of America's citizens. Not wanting to piss us off ( sure ) our government leaders went back onto hibernation to work on a better, more accountable bill. So they managed to create a better ( ? ) bill which was unveiled on Sunday.

  From what I've seen on the Internet thus far, this bill is even worse than the original one was. Oversight? sure there is. Just like with the FISA Bill. Remember that one? ATT and others got off for illegal activities against both you and I.

  Bailout Bill has oversight but the problem is that the companies and individuals who got you and I into this mess are the ones who will have the oversight! What the fuck is wrong with this picture? Plenty, as you will see. Read on!

  Original   ( edited )


With the modified bailout proposal announced today as “agreed” to by Congressional leaders of both parties, House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi chillingly emphasized that one of the “achievements” of the modified bailout is that it “insulates Main Street, and everyday Americans, from the crisis [created by] Wall Street.”

The REDUCED, rather than increased, accountability comes from two main factors. First, the only control the people had under the original proposal was the hope that the President would fire the Secretary of the Treasury for malfeasance. Because the unprecedented new Troika is made up of three independent federal agencies, so the President (the only elected person with any possibility of control) has a much harder time impacting them, and has to replace at least two of them instead of one Treasury Secretary. Canning two of these major business figures in the SEC, Fed, and FDIC would arguably shake up the markets further. Moreover, it’s questionable indeed for the President to have a “litmus test” on bailout policy for any appointee to an “independent” federal agency that is supposed to be just that – Independent.

Business deregulation has generally gone hand in hand with regulatory agencies being captured by Wall Street interests, so now, in effect, Wall Street decides how much accountability Wall Street will get, thanks to the Troika and “good cause.”     OpEdNews for more

  What this means is that both you and I are being shit on by our elected representatives in government, once again. Nancy Pelosi and, more than likely, Harry Reid, are about to give the crooks in both government and on Wall Street the right to police themselves. This is not acceptable!

Sarah Palin: Ignorance In Action

  Let's forget about the past Presidential debate and the $ 700 Billion Wall Street bailout for a minute, shall we?

  As the readers know, I usually like to post an article from some of the newspapers from overseas and from across the border just to see what they think of our lives here in America and especially for their views concerning our race for the White House.

  Here is an article which popped up a few days ago in La Presse, from Canada. This concerns the Republican V.P. pick, Sarah Palin.

  Posted at Watching America

Ignorance in Action

By Nicolas Berube
Translated By Louis Standish
September 25, 2008
Canada - La Presse - Original Article (French)
"There is nothing more terrifying than seeing ignorance in action," comedian Tommy Smothers said when accepting his Emmy award last Sunday in Los Angeles.
Mr. Smothers didn’t utter any names - the organizers of the awards ceremony didn’t want any live political commentary. But then why say something everybody knows?
The smoke raised by the nomination of Sarah Palin has subsided in the United States. Almost a month later, Americans don’t like what they see. McCain’s running mate attracted passionate crowds early on, but aside from the religious Republican base, no one else seemed to take the bait. For 10 days, the favorability numbers for the McCain-Palin ticket in every poll are in free-fall.
Even undecideds seem to be fleeing from the conservative duo. That’s what the Florida newspaper, the St. Petersburg Times discovered, which has been tracking a barometer of undecided voters since the beginning of the summer.
Last week, the newspaper was surprised to see that the majority of polled undecideds felt insulted by Palin’s candidacy.
"I am truly offended by Sarah Palin," said Philinia Lehr, 37, a Republican mother of five who voted for Bush in the previous elections. In her opinion, a mother of five children doesn’t have any time for a demanding position like the vice-presidency of the United States. “What is she going to say if her newborn has a problem? Excuse me, my fellow Americans, I’m busy?”
This week, Palin wrote a new chapter in the history of the United States: she is the first vice-presidential candidate to refuse media questioning.
You read that right: almost a month after being nominated, Gov. Palin has held only one press conference. Case in point, Obama’s running mate, Sen. Joe Biden, has held more than 50 since August.
Media Revolt
The situation has otherwise led to a mini-revolt on Tuesday: reporters who follow Palin’s itinerary have threatened to stop writing or reporting anything about her if they don’t have access to her meetings with various heads of state in New York. Journalists were finally given access for about 29 seconds before being ordered out.
The exasperation spilled over onto CNN, where anchor Campbell Brown spoke directly to the camera, telling the McCain campaign to “liberate Sarah Palin.”
"Frankly, I’ve had it up to here," she said. "I’ve had enough of the sexist treatment of Sarah Palin. The McCain campaign keeps us from asking her questions, like she’s a sensitive little flower that has to be protected. It’s disrespectful towards her. Free Sarah Palin from the chains of chauvinism. Sexism has no place in this campaign."
Several commentators notice that McCain’s strategists no doubt have excellent reasons to shield Gov. Palin from the media. Apparently, she doesn’t have the required knowledge to handle any prolonged questioning.
For example, Gov. Palin continued this week to assert that Alaska’s relative proximity to Russia gives her foreign policy experience.
"Anyone who dares emphasize that that explanation doesn’t make sense is an elitist,” Sam Harris wrote in Newsweek, in a long article on the depressed expectations of the Republicans. He finds it scandalous that McCain’s running mate got her first passport just last year. "What troubles me is everything that Gov. Palin does not know: markets, financiers, the environment, the Middle East, the Cold War, Islam, medical research, etc. Her ignorance doesn’t come from not having the time to read the paper in the morning. Sarah Palin’s ignorance comes from how she’s spent her 44 years on Earth," he wrote.
It all starts looking like a sketch from "Saturday Night Live" -- the audience’s laughter at least.