Saturday, October 11, 2008

John McCain: “Obama Is A Decent Person"

  Well, it certainly took Senator McCain long enough to try to slow the hate rhetoric down at both he and his sidekick's town-hall meetings. I think that this is just a little to late as far as his campaign is concerned. He is toast and he has a special thanks to his VP nominee Sarah Palin to thank for that. Her hate filled speeches and attempts at getting her crowds worked up enough to say " kill him "  ( Barack Obama ) should have her ass arrested.

  So what do they think about this bullshit in the press overseas? Let us go take a read from a German newspaper.

  Translated  by the fine people at  Watching America

By Jörg Lau
John McCain played this disastrous game for too long a time and now he’s forced to confront his own supporters. That’s the honorable thing to do and it befits his maverick image.
Translated By Ron Argentati
11 October 2008
Germany - Die Zeit - Original Article (German)
After almost daily attacks on Barack Obama, mainly by Sarah Palin, John McCain has slammed on the brakes. On Friday, he said in a townhall meeting with supporters that Barack Obama was “a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.”
With that, John McCain gave proof of his own decency. After the attacks of recent days when Obama was accused of “palling around” with terrorists, people were beginning to wonder about McCain.
This nasty attack style, introduced by McCain’s new campaign manager, Steve Schmidt, didn’t exactly arrive at an opportune moment. But McCain’s running mate, Sarah Palin, had no reservations right from the beginning about running a dirty campaign. The terrorism attacks came from her.
John McCain has now taken over control of his campaign. He wants to win (or, more correctly, lose) on his own ideas and character, a decision that does him honor.
At Republican campaign events recently, more and more of McCain’s hate-filled supporters were becoming vocal. At the mention of Obama’s name, many yelled “terrorist” and even “kill him.”
At one townhall meeting, a woman said “I don’t trust Obama. I’ve read about him. He’s an Arab.” McCain had to go against the crowd: “No, ma’am,” McCain said several times, shaking his head in disagreement. “He’s a decent, family man, [a] citizen that I just happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues and that’s what this campaign is all about.”
John McCain played this disastrous game for too long a time and now he’s forced to confront his own supporters. That’s the honorable thing to do and it befits his maverick image.
But it also means the Republicans are finished as far as this election is concerned.


The Week For Conservatives..

   wasn't a very good week. We had the party's true colors ( bigots, racist, hate-mongers ) show up in full force complete with the backing of both John McCain and Sarah ( Brainless Barbie ) Palin.

by DarkSyde @ DKos  Sat Oct 11, 2008

It's chilling to contemplate just how many more weeks like this one the country can take. Bad week, real bad; ugly start to nasty finish. What sucks even more is the entire nation is gripped ever more tightly in an eternal conservative nightmare from which it cannot yet wake.

This Week in Conservatism we learned that even as Lady Liberty stumbles and falls to her knees, crying out for a candidate that will unite us in purpose and lead us to solutions, the Plain-McSame campaign somehow concluded that what the Homeland really, actually, desperately needs is more hatred, ignorance, and division amongst ourselves. We learned that Conservative economic ideology leads to economic collapse with all too real and all too terrible consequences. And we learned that Sarah Palin is an official bald-faced liar.

Exhibit I: What a wondrous & magical free, unregulated market the GOP has brought us. This week we followed that conservative incarnation of the miraculous free market to its logical end: utter collapse. If the stock market part of the market is a forward looking indicator, The Great Republican Recession is almost upon us and, hey, it could get even worse:

"I've never seen a panic like this," said David Wyss, chief economist at Standard & Poor's. "I've seen stock market drops, but not an overall panic." The plunge came in a stomach-churning 90 minutes. The Dow was down just 140 points in the early afternoon. But then, wave after wave of selling began to roll through the market. Stocks are on track for their worst year since 1937.

Exhibit II: I'm pretty sure, given the level of prideful ignorance and raw hatred on display at GOP rallies these days, that even if McCain did know the "projector" he used to diss Obama was a cosmic space-time learning machine for humans, he wouldn't have cared, in part because he truly does not comprehend the technical advances made in FX/Graphics in the last four decades:

Well, shock of shocks — it turns out McCain’s characterization of this was all wrong. In fact, I would call it a lie. He knows it wasn’t for an overhead projector, a piece of classroom equipment that costs a couple of hundred dollars. That money was for Adler’s Zeiss Mark VI star projector: a venerable piece of precision fabricated equipment that projects the stars, constellations, and other objects inside the planetarium dome. Adler’s Zeiss is 40 years old ...

Exhibit 3: Sarah Palin abused her power and violated Alaskan statutes.

Friday, October 10, 2008

McCain, Palin, and Republicans Show Their Values


It won't stop. This is how they do things.

by Kagro X   Fri Oct 10, 2008

It's clearly the right thing to do to demand that John McCain and Sarah Palin's sick incitements to domestic terrorism must stop.

But it's not going to. This is how they do things. When Republicans are in power, as they are now, they use the mechanisms of government to do their political violence to the constitutional order, as they've done by "normalizing" the existence of the surveillance state, of secret government, and even of nationalization of entire economic sectors.

It's when Republicans fall out of power, or fear falling out of power, that the violence they do to what used to be our system of government threatens to turn physical. And it's the fear of being overwhelmingly rejected at the ballot box that's bringing it out in them now.

It's no coincidence that the traditional media is noticing a disturbing uptick in violent rhetoric at McCain/Palin events, both inside and out, and from both the candidates and the crowds. It had to happen. Sarah Palin's entire political career is steeped in the same wingnut "black helicopter" militia insanity that manifested itself in the Oklahoma City massacre and other infamous explosions of blood-spattered, far-right paranoia like Ruby Ridge and Waco. Wading in up to their hips right at the peak of it all, though admittedly at the far-flung fringes of it all, were Sarah Palin and the man whose bizarre personal vendettas she lives to prosecute: Todd Palin.

  Now, I've known some ignorant people in my time, but the ones in the video below take the cake.  Ignorant, dumb, and stupid are the folks in this video. Just what John McCain and the Republican Party seek.

John McCain: Terrorist At Large

  John McCain has obviously lost his fucking mind and Sarah Palin obviously does not have a mind! The bullshit that they have been edging on in their town-hall meetings and other campaign get together's with their base is nothing but the most obscene political dirty tactics known to mankind and this shit should be stopped! If some of the crazies at these rally's actually do something stupid, it will be on John McCain's head, not that he would care.

The next McVeigh is on McCain

by ron ray @ DKos  Fri Oct 10, 2008

I hoped, perhaps, it was just me.

I saw the hateful crowds at at McCain and Palin rallies. I heard the weak denials (they can't hear the threats, I watched a mouthpiece tell a talking head, though it's clear on one video that McCain reacts when some yells 'terrorist'.) I waited for the candidates to at least say that calling for violence is uncalled for. Still waiting.

It worried me. But perhaps, I told myself, I worry too much.

I grew up in violent times. My earliest political memories are watching on TV the processions that brought Bobby and MLK to their graves. But that couldn't happen again, could it?

Of course, it has.

I've visited several times the site of the Oklahoma City bombing in 1995. It happened when political divisions and hatreds inspired a community of vigilantes armed against their own country, which helped hide a couple of even crazier extremists -- who made their statement by blowing up a building of innocent workers including 19 children.

When you start calling people traitors, or calling Obama a terrorist -- the modern equivalent of calling MLK a communist -- you help people excuse these sort of acts.

So Mr. McCain, if one of these crazies turns to violence, you share the blame.

If you've never been to the Oklahoma City memorial, it's sobering place. Monuments freeze forever the time -- 9:01 a.m., on April 19 -- that the bomb went off.

On a grassy lawn are 16 chairs representing the victims. Nineteen of those are tiny, for the children who's only crime was being in a day care center when the blast occured.

Among President Clinton's statement at a the time blaming hate speech for inspiring the blast -- which got conservatives and talk-radio folks up in arms. But he was right.

This was not long after the GOP takeover of Congress, through campaigns that often fed off conspiracy theories and outright hatred of anything democratic. I covered one as a journalist, of a woman named Helen Chenoweth, who courted militias.

At the time, you could go onto Phyllis Schafley's Web site (she an inspiration for conservative women like Sarah Palin) that suggested the Clintons were about the hand the country over to the UN. There were secret messages on the backs of road signs, and black helicopters in the air. As crazy as that sounds now, the video featured a number of GOP lawmakers.

On talk radio, they insisted Clinton and Reno killed the followers of David Koresh, actually the victims of a murder/suicide by their leaders. Forgotten was the fact that the Koreshis opened fire on cops.

But then again, the right wing entirely forgot the old Republican committment to supporting law officers. The NRA christened them jackbooted thugs. G. Gordon Liddy, friend to Republicans like John McCain, instructed listeners to shoot them in the head because they wore vests. Rush Limbaugh said "The second violent American revolution is just about--I got my fingers about a quarter of an inch apart--is just about that far away," according to the Washington Post.

A lesser talk radio head circulated a bumper sticker that read "Lee Harvey Oswald: Where are you now that we really need you?"

It was against that background that Timothy McVeigh acted. Oh, he was much crazier than anyone on talk radio, a race hater from a far-right christian sect. But he clearly thought he would inspire a revolution.

What I see today is eerily similar. Just as Newt and his closest allies didn't officially say Clinton was a traitor, McCain and Palin don't say exactly say Obama is a terrorist. They're just 'raising the question' about his 'associations,' with a wink and a nod. Other people say it for them.

Drill down just a little from them and you find the conspiracy theorists and haters. Drill on down and you'll find the crazies.

Again, I had hoped it was just me. This couldn't be real. John McCain is at heart an honorable man, he wouldn't play this game. Then again, he did pick Palin -- whose husband until recently belonged to a secessionist party of kooks -- to be his attack dog.

As I read this morning, I see sober people like David Gergen seeing the same things I do. A former governor of Michigan and the son of William Buckley denounce McCain. It's not just me.

I pray nothing happens, but this is a scary moment in politics. I've never seen major candidates for president and vice president stoop so low.

And I think of those tiny chairs on a lawn in Oklahoma. McCain, the next time, it could be on you.

Thursday, October 09, 2008

FISA: Just Spying On Terrorist? Not Exactly

  Courtesy of ABCNews we get to learn that the Bush administration is still reading your emails and listening in on your private phone calls.

   Despite pledges by President George W. Bush and American intelligence officials to the contrary, hundreds of US citizens overseas have been eavesdropped on as they called friends and family back home, according to two former military intercept operators who worked at the giant National Security Agency (NSA) center in Fort Gordon, Georgia.

"These were just really everyday, average, ordinary Americans who happened to be in the Middle East, in our area of intercept and happened to be making these phone calls on satellite phones," said Adrienne Kinne, a 31-year old US Army Reserves Arab linguist assigned to a special military program at the NSA's Back Hall at Fort Gordon from November 2001 to 2003.

Kinne described the contents of the calls as "personal, private things with Americans who are not in any way, shape or form associated with anything to do with terrorism."

She said US military officers, American journalists and American aid workers were routinely intercepted and "collected on" as they called their offices or homes in the United States.

  So are we to presume that our United States Military's officers are being labaled as terrorist, as well as are the reporters and aid workers?

   Go to the ABC link and read the entire story. You have no privacy, people.

BREAKING: How did GOP get $8 million from Wachovia?

by ProgressiveSouth  Thu Oct 09, 2008

Cross-posted at Facing South -- your source for news, politics and trends in the changing South. This in-depth report follows up on a diary by tommytutone  at DailyKos yesterday.This issue needs more attention!

Wachovia Corp., a once-thriving financial giant now teetering on the brink of collapse, confirmed today that it was extending an $8 million loan to the cash-strapped National Republican Congressional Committee for last-minute activites to support GOP House candidates.

Wachovia's decision to lend money to the NRCC -- itself reeling from a damaging financial scandal earlier this year -- is sure to draw charges of favoritism, as Wachovia denies credit and freezes assets for thousands of other customers.

Allegations of favoritism are especially delicate for Wachovia, given the company's disproportionate support of Republican campaigns and organizations.

What's more, Wachovia's loan to the NRCC comes as Wachovia awaits the outcome of precarious buyout negotations which have relied on federal backing -- inviting questions over the political activities of companies whose survival depend on public support.


In a year of spectacular finance industry failures, the fall of Wachovia Corp. -- the 4th-biggest bank in the country -- was one of the biggest. This past July, Wachovia announced staggering 2nd-quarter losses totaling over $9 billion --  the second-largest bank losses in history. The crisis forced the financial giant to slash over 11,000 jobs and cut $2 billion in expenses.

Wachovia's economic tailspin this year also caused them to drastically cut back on making loans. By July 2008, Wachovia branches were turning down most loan requests that came across their desk, as The New York Times reported:

Banks struggling to recover from multibillion-dollar losses on real estate are curtailing loans to American businesses, depriving even healthy companies of money for expansion and hiring. [...]

Drew Greenblatt, president of Marlin Steel Wire Products, figured it would be easy to get a $300,000 bank loan to finance a new robot for his factory in Baltimore. His company, which makes parts for makers of home appliances, is growing and profitable, he said. His expansion would add three new jobs to an economy hungry for work.

But when Greenblatt called the local branch of Wachovia -- the same bank that had been aggressively marketing loans to him for years -- he was distressed by the response.

"The exact words were, 'We're saying no to almost everybody,'" Greenblatt recalled. [emphasis added]

But Wachovia hadn't hit bottom yet. For the next three months, stock prices kept falling and losses mounted. By the time Washington Mutual failed on September 25, investors had lost all faith in Wachovia, too. Wachovia faced a "silent run" as businesses and institutions began pulling out vast sums of money.

The possibility of total collapse was so real that the FDIC, for the first time ever, used its authority to prevent a failure that could pose a "systemic risk" to the financial system by forcing Wachovia into a rescue buyout by Citigroup.

Wachovia's dramatic fall -- and uncertainty around the Citi buyout -- has forced it to further slash access to capital and credit. In a widely-publicized move, Wachovia announced days later that it was freezing the short-term accounts of nearly 1,000 colleges who invested in the Commonfund -- generating panic at campuses nation-wide, as the Chronicle of Higher Education reported:

The move has left 900 institutions unable to get access to billions of dollars they depend on for salaries, campus construction, and debt payments.

Making matters worse, Wachovia's situation has grown even more precarious over the last week, as the FDIC-engineered buyout by Citi fell apart amid a storm of lawsuits after rival Wells Fargo made a counter-offer for Wachovia's takeover.


It was in this context that yesterday, in a little-noticed item in Roll Call (and noted by Chris Bowers at OpenLeft), that the National Republican Congressional Committee had obtained an $8 million loan from Wachovia to help out House Republican candidates in the final weeks of the 2008 elections:

The National Republican Congressional Committee, trailing its Democratic counterpart considerably in cash on hand, has secured an $8 million loan to spend on House races during the last few weeks of the campaign, according to sources.

The NRCC reported $14.4 million in cash on hand as of Aug. 31, compared to $54 million in the bank for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. As it did last cycle, the NRCC is procuring its loan from Wachovia Bank, sources confirmed.

The announcement that Wachovia is throwing a lifeline to the RNCC for the home stretch of the 2008 elections is remarkable for several reasons.

First, the timing – shortly after Wachovia had cut off credit to nearly 1,000 colleges and in the middle of precarious and bitterly-contested buyout negotiations – is a PR problem and financially risky for a company that is still on financial life support.

Wachovia's loan also raises questions about the political involvements of businesses that get the support of the federal government.

In the Citigroup buyout arrangement, the FDIC has agreed to absorb any losses Citi may incur beyond $42 billion -- and therefore ensuring Wachovia's ability to operate and make loans. Financial analyst Karen Petrou described the federal government's central role on the radio show MarketPlace:

[The FDIC-arranged Citigroup buyout of Wachovia] is not a private sector transaction. This is a government rescue.

In order to get Citi to buy Wachovia, the FDIC promised to shoulder most of the potential losses. There are a lot of them. Wachovia purchased a California lender in 2006, which was riddled with bad mortgages. That's added to what is now $312 billion in loans on Wachovia's balance sheet.

Citi is at risk for only $42 billion of that portfolio. The rest of the $312 [billion] goes to the FDIC. [emphasis added]

Since the FDIC first pushed the Citigroup buyout, rival Wells Fargo stepped forward with an alternative proposal that doesn't include federal backing. Citi and Wells Fargo are still trying to iron out a compromise.

But the Citi deal is still one the table. And most importantly, it's only due to the FDIC's promise of support that Wachovia is alive at all, as New York Times business writer Steven Davidoff observes:

According to an affidavit of Wachovia’s chief executive, Robert K. Steel, Wachovia would have filed for bankruptcy protection on Sept. 29 without some kind of government assistance. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation arranged to support the Citi transaction on an open bank assistance basis. [...]

It is uncertain whether Citi would have stepped up to the plate to acquire Wachovia without this assistance. From the affidavit of Mr. Steel filed with the federal court over the weekend, it appears that Wells Fargo initially stated that it would not.

By providing this assistance, the F.D.I.C. allowed Wachovia to survive as a whole entity outside bankruptcy.

In other words, Wachovia is only able to operate and make loans today because the federal government has its back. That Wachovia would turn around and use its financial position to bolster the NRCC at a critical moment in the 2008 elections raises the specter of public resources and influence being used to serve partisan ends.


Finally, Wachovia's extraordinary move to help the RNCC now is especially interesting given that the RNCC has been a troubling client for Wachovia in the past.

Wachovia also gave the RNCC a loan for $9 million in 2006 (which it didn't pay back until March 2008). But shortly after receiving the loan, the RNCC was wracked by an embarrassing and widely-publicized financial scandal.

In what The Washington Post would describe as "the biggest campaign swindle ever recorded," evidence emerged of widespread financial improprieties. The FBI was brought in to investigate.

It was eventually revealed that the NRCC's Treasurer, Christopher Ward, had embezzled as much as $725,000. Among other misdeeds, to cover up his tracks Ward and the NRCC submitted forged audit reports to Wachovia in 2006 to obtain their loan.

But it wasn't just one bad apple: As Politico reported in February, the problem stemmed from years of financial mismanagement at the NRCC:

The accounting scandal now haunting the National Republican Congressional Committee was preceded by a series of decisions over the past decade to relax internal financial controls at the committee, according to numerous Republican sources familiar with the NRCC’s operations during those years.

As of this spring, the NRCC had failed to conduct an independent audit since 2003.

The NRCC says it has since reorganized and cleaned up its financial systems. But others seeking loans from Wachovia – including those now being denied credit or see their assets frozen – may wonder if they’d be given a similar second chance.


The possibility that the NRCC may have benefited from favoritism at Wachovia, especially given the precarious position of both parties, is particularly relevant given the political leanings of Wachovia's leadership.

Like most financial companies, Wachovia spreads its political giving to both parties. But in 2008, Wachovia's PAC contributions to Republicans have been nearly double that given to Democrats. According to campaign finance reports at, 62% of contributions in 2008 from Wachovia's biggest PAC went to Republican candidates and 38% to Democrats.

Wachovia's newly-installed CEO, Robert K. Steel is also a major supporter of the Republican Party. A North Carolina native, in 2006 Steel was appointed by President Bush to serve as Under Secretary of Domestic Finance in the U.S. Department of the Treasury, where he served from October 2006 to July 2008. In July 2008, Steel resigned from the Treasury and was named President and CEO of Wachovia.

According to, Steel has contributed $99,600 to candidates and parties in the 2004, 2006 and 2008 election cycles. Of those contributions, $94,600 -- 95% -- have gone to Republicans and only 5% to Democrats, and that includes a $1,000 donation to Democrat John Edwards that was returned.

Steel's contributions to Republicans include a $25,000 gift to the National Republican Senatorial Committee and a $10,000 donation to John McCain's Straight Talk America PAC in 2006. All of Steel's 2008 donations have been to GOP candidates.

None of these facts prove that Wachovia's loan to the NRCC was politically motivated. But given the grim financial circumstances facing both parties -- and the central role of the federal government in Wachovia's fragile future -- it certainly raises lots of questions.

UPDATE 1: Thanks for rec'ing this!

Question: Can you help me get this out to places where it can get noticed -- MSNBC, other blogs, papers, etc.? I've been contacting media outlets, but it's looking like this is going to require some grassroots viral distribution.

Also: Wachovia stocks (like everyone's) tanked today by 28.85%. All the more reason they shouldn't be giving loans to risky entities like the NRCC while the deny credit to thousands of businesses, colleges and individuals.

UPDATE 2: Citi is pulling out:

Citigroup said late Thursday that it will not try to block a merger between Wachovia and Wells Fargo, but that it would continue to seek billions of dollars in damages after the Charlotte-based bank spurned a $2.2 billion deal proffered by Citigroup at the government’s behest.

That means the FDCI-brokered deal that had the feds assuming a huge chunk of potential losses is off the table. But as noted below, it's important to remember that Wachovia is only alive now because of the promise of FDIC backing -- i.e., U.S. taxpayers may not end up footing the bill, but they made the loan to the NRCC possible.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Joe Biden Comes Back Swinging At Palin/McCain

  Joe Biden came back to  the campaign trail in full force with a campaign stop down in Tampa, Florida on Wednesday in which he nailed both John McCain and Sarah Palin to the wall.

  Welcome back Joe!

Another Friend Of John McCain: G. Gordon Liddy

  I'm not going to get into how the debate went last night as it was a boring affair and we learned nothing new from either candidate. We did get to that that Tom Brokaw is biased for McCain though.

  On to other issues now.

G. Gordon Liddy

In 1971, after serving in several positions in the Nixon administration, Liddy was moved to Nixon's 1972 campaign, the Committee to Re-elect the President (officially known as "CRP" but to opponents known as CREEP), in order to extend the scope and reach of the White House "Plumbers" unit, which had been created in response to various damaging leaks of information to the press.


For his role in Watergate, which he coordinated with Hunt, Liddy was convicted of conspiracy, burglary and illegal wiretapping, and received a 20-year sentence. He served a total of five and half years in prison, including over 100 days in solitary confinement, before his sentence was commuted by President Jimmy Carter and he was released on September 7, 1977.

Liddy was made to salute the Stars and Stripes Nazi-style by the nuns at his school; even now, he admits, "at assemblies where the national anthem is played, I must suppress the urge to snap out my right arm." His beloved German nanny taught him that Hitler had -- through sheer will-power -- "dragged Germany from weakness to strength."


When he listened to Hitler on the radio, it "made me feel a strength inside I had never known before," he explains. "Hitler's sheer animal confidence and power of will [entranced me]. He sent an electric current through my body."

The smear associating Barack to Ayers is phony, tenuous, and exaggerated, if not outright false.  Here’s what’s really scary:

Liddy has acknowledged preparing to kill someone during the Ellsberg break-in "if necessary"; plotting to murder journalist Jack Anderson; plotting with a "gangland figure" to murder Howard Hunt to stop him from cooperating with investigators; plotting to firebomb the Brookings Institution; and plotting to kidnap "leftist guerillas" at the 1972 Republican National Convention -- a plan he outlined to the Nixon administration using terminology borrowed from the Nazis.

Liddy has donated $5,000 to McCain's campaigns since 1998, including $1,000 in February 2008. In addition, McCain has appeared on Liddy's radio show during the presidential campaign, including as recently as May. An online video labeled "John McCain On The G. Gordon Liddy Show 11/8/07" includes a discussion between Liddy and McCain, whom Liddy described as an "old friend."  During the segment, McCain praised Liddy's "adherence to the principles and philosophies that keep our nation great," said he was "proud" of Liddy, and said that "it's always a pleasure for me to come on your program."    DKos

   Google Liddy and take a look at the Watergate scandal. This is one of McCain's friends?

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

John McCain & Sarah Palin's GOP: Hate-Filled Inc.

  As you have seen in the past few weeks, the racists at large will stoop to the lowest levels of humanity (? ) to get into the White House. Racist and bigoted, this is the true GOP in these United States of America, which you and I have no need for in this modern time.

  Progressives, Liberals, and other Democrats in general have been saying that Barack Obama needs to stoop down to the McCain/Palin level to fight back. I do not agree and I think that soon to be President Obama does not agree either.

Obama   Chill Out


My job is not to represent Washington to you, but to represent you to Washington. -Barack Obama


Barack Obama,Joe Biden,John McCain,Sarah Palin: What You See Is What You Get

  A little humor here, but these are pretty accurate pictures.

(Courtesy of Kdoug)

Monday, October 06, 2008

Breaking News From The GOP: Barack Obama Is Black!

  I think that in between the McCain/GOP meltdown and the Wall Street burn-down, that we could all use a little humor.

Breaking News!

by spankus maximus  Mon Oct 06, 2008

This just in: Senator Obama is a Black man.

Yes, Senator Obama is an African American and is possibly a terrorist and has been hiding that fact from the general public, so says the McCain campaign. Obama, who's political star has shot dramatically across the political sky in the last five years, has evidently been secretly planning to overtake the United States and her allies through the overt and strategic use of economic surpluses, universal health care, worldwide diplomacy and environmental protection.   

When pressed on the issue of scary blackness and the untold amount of Obama related terrorists cells in both Honolulu and Chicago, McCain spokesperson/campaign beer-bong coordinator Tucker Bounds stated "USA! USA! USA! USA!"

McCain, who was briefed on the issue before his afternoon snack of pudding, is quoted as saying "my friends, he's black - It's true! so my friends, don't vote for the terrorist, vote for the old white guy". After wards McCain was quickly shuttled off for his afternoon nap.

The sheer thought that a candidate for the office of the President of the United States would be able to pull off such a, dare we say "terrorist attack", from within our own borders is unconscionable. We will have more news as this story unfolds.

Now back to our regular scheduled Hallmark channel program:
"Sara Palin: Blessed by the witch doctor"    DKos

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Rolling Stone Magazine: Facts About John McCain

  I believe that it was Sunday that I referenced an article which appears in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine about our beloved Senator from Arizona, John McCain.

   As our luck would have it, you and I can now view a video by the writer of the article and hear what he wrote in his article, for the most part.

     It was a sad mistake for the McCain campaign to lower itself to attack ads which hold no substance and now McCain's campaign is going to suffer for it.

Sunday, October 05, 2008

Guilt By Association: Meet John McCain And The Keating 5

  I cannot believe that John McCain and his happy camp of lobbyist have the nerve to start with the negative ads against the Obama campaign! What gall these clowns have!

  I bring up McCain's involvement with Keating not necessarily for you older readers,but, for those of you to young to remember this criminal episode from John McCain's earlier years. This is just the beginning of the McCain saga as he has had his hands in the pockets of quite a few questionable companies and individuals, as you shall see as the election nears.

  I'm not going to explain the Keating 5 scandal to you, as it would take some time. I do present a few videos for you to watch and to learn from as far as McCain's first venture into payoff land went.

Next up...

  But wait! There's more!

   and last,maybe, Rachel Maddow covers the Keating 5 story.

  That is all for now class. please do your homework by reminding your friends and family of McCain's less than honest activities.

   All videos provided by DKos

John McCain: Make Believe Maverick?

    Writer Tim  Dickinson has a very interesting article which comes up in the latest issue of Rolling Stone Magazine concerning the real John McCain and the things which have been mostly kept from the public. Some of the material is old news but it is 10 pages of great reading. That is 10 pages in the online addition.

   This is the story of the real John McCain, the one who has been hiding in plain sight. It is the story of a man who has consistently put his own advancement above all else, a man willing to say and do anything to achieve his ultimate ambition: to become commander in chief, ascending to the one position that would finally enable him to outrank his four-star father and grandfather.  Read More

  Hit the above link and go and read this article. It is well worth the time.

New Obama AD To Debut On Monday...

    and of course, you can view it right here, right now. It's good to see Obama coming out swinging at McCain and Palin in advance of the McCain camps negative ad blitz which is forth-coming. McCain and Palin ads and speeches will be nothing but lies and misdirection, but I guess that it's okay because McCain is a POW and Palin is a Christian.

Sarah Palin/Joe Biden Debate On SNL

  If you did not watch Saturday Night Live to see the VP debate with Tina Fey as Sarah Palin, then you missed a funny comedy sketch. You can watch it at this site, right now.