“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

John McCain for US President


This photo of Obama is a mistake. He gains nothing by dressing like this trying to convince people that he has the right stuff to be President. He is showing a lot of confidence that he already has it wrapped up. The American voter wants to see a leader not a basketball star.


  1. Don't you serve coffee in this bar?

  2. Mat's the coffee meister, mld, he'll help you out.

    Going to the coast, Linear.

    Gotta get ready and go.

    Here's an independent minded Native American that doesn't want anything to do with Obama---

    Only true surprise I find about American presidential elections this year is a vast majority of Obama supporters are adamantly bent on rendering America a pseudo Marxist nation. This call for rendering America a socialist welfare nation by Obama and his supporters, this truly does surprise me.

    Quite ironic an American Indian, like me, an American Indian who has every right to "hate" America, is fighting to defend our Spirit of America, fighting to defend our American ideals, fighting to defend our founding principles of Freedom and Democracy.

    Appears there is a Free Lunch in life, appears half or more of Americans expect a Free Lunch paid for by hard working successful Americans.

    Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! Give me all I want for free, I am an American! Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! I do not have to work for a living, I am an American!

    Gimme my welfare check, Barack!

    When I was born, my peoples, we Indians, were not granted American citizenship, were not granted a right to vote. We fought long and hard for citizenship and a right to vote. We won.

    Today, Americans are fighting for welfare checks in their mailboxes.

    I believe I will pack up my family, head back to our Indian lands, then lead a life of honest hard work, of independence and of pride.

    Our family enjoys pride, we will never become welfare recipients; we always have and always will earn our lunch.

    We are Americans, not Marxists.

    Okpulot Taha
    Choctaw Nation

    Smuthrob adds to reader value, "I agree with the American Indian's post. I do all I can to keep this country away from socialism. I thank God I have resources that will sustain me if I decide to stop working if Obama is elected. I do not intend to have money I have worked hard for redistributed."

    Obama made a target of our youth for reason; young people are gullible and impressionable.

    However, our nation's wealth does not lie within the hands of the young. Obama is in for a surprise. Obama can attempt to redistribute wealth but will not have much luck. In the end, Obama will bankrupt our America.

    Reason for this is many of us who work hard and are successful will move our money around, will seek a variety of tax shelters. Obama can only tax earned income each fiscal year. Our family, like millions of families, will reduce our tax exposure to a level we pay minimal taxes or no taxes. A majority of us will reduce, almost remove, our American tax base. Net effect is we will deny Obama our wealth; he will have no wealth to seize then redistribute.

    Obama can work at rendering America a pseudo Marxist society but without a healthy tax base he will only succeed in bankrupting our country.

    Obama will only lead our country to economic disaster.

    Okpulot Taha
    Choctaw Nation

  3. Interesting, the prime message one takes away from that Savage clip is how many organizations have endorsed Obama. That, and Savages fear that Obama is another Pol Pot. riiiight! That'll help McCain.

    Hey, for an insight into McCain why don't you highlight the Meet The Press bit where he tries to name the Secs. of State that back him?

    A quick youtube search turned up the link above. Nice bit on tax cuts too...

  4. That was the point of the post. With endorsements like that, and it is representative in many ways, McCain is still in the race. Why is that?

  5. If McCain wins, there is no great expectation for what will happen.

    If Obama wins, what will the faithful think in six months, or two years? Will they be satisfied?

  6. I think McCain is going to win this thing.
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote nationwide while John McCain earns 47%. This is the first time McCain has been within three points of Obama in more than a month and the first time his support has topped 46% since September 24 (see trends). One percent (1%) of voters prefer a third-party option and 2% are undecided.

  7. I would hardly expect McCain to throw in the towel and there are enough repub 'team' voters to give him some votes. I'm sure there are many who also think he and Palin would be good in office. One of the dangers for Obama is the wholesale media (and blogger world) notion that Obama will win so many may not bother to go out and vote.

  8. hey mld, did you see a starbucks sign on the bar? but if you fly I'll buy.

  9. Mat's the coffee meister, mld, he'll help you out.

    Mat's the coffee miser. And the only help you'll get from Mat is a swift kick to the butt. Be gone, you vagabond. This is a Country Club!

  10. I got my own french press with my own private stock from my favorite roaster...

    I can buy wholesale and get 5 pounds of fresh beans back washed in nitrogen!

    gives me 6 weeks fresh as the day they were roasted!

  11. oh I only share with those who bring scotch or whiskey to the fire

  12. I know this country is in mayhem but last I checked it was still free.

  13. So, I'll take one of what ever your serving.

  14. And make sure my glass is washed, after all this is a Country Club.

  15. That, and Savages fear that Obama is another Pol Pot. riiiight! That'll help McCain.

    I heard the original broadcast. Savage qualified the Pol Pot reference (twice as I recall, but you know my memory) by clearly saying he wasn't predicting Obama to be another Pol Pot, but that Pol Pot was another academic who extended the Marxist ideology to his own country when he came to power, and then let his thugs do the dirty work in the killing fields.


    OT, ASh. I bought a copy of "Atlas Shrugged" last night. Your alter ego shows up in the first chapter.

  16. OT, ASh. I bought a copy of "Atlas Shrugged" last night. Your alter ego shows up in the first chapter.


  17. "Ayn Rand was a truculent, domineering cult-leader, whose Objectivist pseudo-philosophy attempts to ensnare adolescents with heroic fiction about righteous capitalists."


  18. I can buy wholesale and get 5 pounds of fresh beans back washed in nitrogen!

    My best friends are the ones who can get it for me wholesale.

    ...with a slug of Bushmills to sweeten the cup. I always bring a bottle to the fire.

  19. Enjoy!

    I am.

    Finding the alter egos of many here. Not an adolescent in the mix, either.

    I trust that no one will tell me that men such as I write about don't exist. That this book has been written --and published-- is my proof that they do. --Ayn Rand


  20. Opening line:

    Who is John Galt?

    Learn it. Love it. Live it.

  21. The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote nationwide while John McCain earns 47%. This is the first time McCain has been within three points of Obama in more than a month and the first time his support has topped 46% since September 24 (see trends). One percent (1%) of voters prefer a third-party option and 2% are undecided.

    Kinda like the old song sez "...the polls all get prettier near closin' time..."

  22. To paraphrase Doug:

    I told you so!!!!

  23. "I think McCain is going to win this thing."

    We're going to the Ambassador's that night and then cutting out for a friend's house (so friend can finally don his RNC tie). Not a Democrat in the bunch. Champagne for good news; whatever's behind the bar for bad.

  24. If McCain wins, maybe we oughta go toilet paper the Venezuelan embassy.

    Would make for one of the all-time best Incident Reports.

  25. If McCain wins, maybe we oughta go toilet paper the Venezuelan embassy.

    Would make for one of the all-time best Incident Reports.

    As my physical therapist said after apologizing for rough finger nails, and I gestured with two handed clawing motions accompanied by "keep it brings back fond memories...":

    Stop it! I have a very vivid imagination!!!

  26. If McCain wins, there will be some very angry and violent inter-city folks milling around.

  27. and the MSM will be howling!

  28. AP: Still trying to bury McCain/Palin AP Poll: Obama leads or tied in 8 crucial states

    The polling shows Obama leading in Ohio (7 percentage points), Nevada (12 points), Colorado (9) and Virginia (7), all red states won by Bush that collectively offer 47 electoral votes. Sweeping those four — or putting together the right combination of two or three — would almost certainly make Obama president.

  29. Via Drudge (you've probably all seen it by now) Accuracy Of Polls a Question In Itself
    I will be thrilled when this is over. This is the longest race in memory. Obama has been running for the Presidency for years. Officially two, unofficially all his adult life.

  30. While wi"o" tells me there is no cause for concern, nother good guy bites the dust, thanks to open borders.

    The Arizona Republic
    Maricopa County Attorney Andrew Thomas on Tuesday said that a 50-year-old man accused in the traffic death of a Phoenix police officer is now charged with second-degree murder.

    Salvador Vivas-Diaz is being held without bail because he's in the U.S. illegally.

    He faces felony charges of aggravated assault and forgery, according to the criminal complaint.
    Police arrested Vivas-Diaz early Saturday after his Isuzu pickup truck was involved in a violent collision with Phoenix Officer Shane Figueroa's patrol car.

    Figueroa was ejected and died from his injuries.

    Vivas-Diaz has a history of drunk-driving arrests and deportation to Mexico.

    He registered a blood-alcohol reading of nearly 0.24 percent, three times the 0.08 percent legal limit to operate a vehicle in Arizona, officials said.

    Second-degree murder carries a maximum sentence of 22 to 25 years in prison

  31. The Arizona Republic

    Sen. John McCain's once-comfortable lead in Arizona has all but evaporated, according to a new poll that has the underdog Republican presidential candidate struggling in his own backyard.

    With less than a week until Election Day, McCain is leading his Democratic rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, by 2 points, 46 to 44, down from a 7-point lead a month ago and a double-digit lead this summer, according to a poll from Arizona State University.

    Factor in the 3-percentage point margin of error, and a race that was once a nearly sure thing for McCain is now a toss-up, pollsters say.
    "One would think McCain would still carry Arizona, but anybody who says they can predict the state this time, they can't. It's going to depend on who goes to the polls," said Tara Blanc, associate director of the poll, which was done by ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and local PBS affiliate Channel 8 (KAET).

    The poll of about 1,000 registered voters indicated about 9 percent are undecided, giving campaigns few people to convince in the next six days.

    Working in McCain's favor, the state has 1.1 million registered Republicans, about 96,000 more than Democrats.

    In Obama's favor, the state has about 824,000 independent voters who support Obama over McCain 60 percent to 40 percent, according to the poll.

  32. doug used to tell us about the 40,000 US citizens that have been killed by illegal migrants.
    He did this before becoming a McCainiac open border fan, but the reality remains the same.

    40,000 dead US citizens, killed by illegal migrants.
    4,000 US citizens killed by jihadi.

    The factor of increased fatal threat level, by illegal migrants to US citizens, is ten.

    This does not even begin to factor the wounded, of which the jihadi have caused but a small total casualty count, but the illegal migrants, oh, my oh my.

    The UN tells US that for every traffic fatality 15 to 20 times that number are hospitalized.
    40,000 X 15 = 600,000

    No worries, be happy.

  33. Comment from a Fox Forum:

    A must see - make your own judgment….“Amazing Ayers Audio Unearthed from Same Week Obama worked with him! Extremist Ayers and Obama views matched almost word for word!” OBAMA CONTINUES TO LIE ABOUT HIS ASSOCIATION WITH AYERS - WHY???????

    Copy and paste this you tube link below and you will have your answers.

    Ayers hates Capitalism, and has taught this to Obama. Obama is nothing more than a well trained Ayers political soldier. After he implements Socialism, will he teach our children to bom b their schools, and k ill their parents, just like Ayers??

    You Tube's pulled the vid.

  34. To set the record straight, Kyl was asked: "When you look at the demographic changes in Arizona, I'm curious if, you know, four or eight years down the line, if an Arizonan is not running for president, if you think this becomes a battleground state."
    He answered: "Who knows whether or not an Arizonan will run, but unfortunately, I think John McCain might be added to that long list of Arizonans who ran for president but never were elected. You know, Barry Goldwater, and Mo Udall, and Bruce Babbitt, and now John McCain. Maybe, we'll be able to say, well, Arizona's the only state where your child can't grow up to be president. So, let's hope that doesn't happen. If it's not John McCain, it will be another Arizonan someday."

    The truth is that John McCain did not grow up in Arizona, but when did the facts of the candidates' lives enter into this campaign?

  35. (CNN) – New England's lone House Republican appears to have publicly broken with his party's standard-bearer, saying John McCain has not run a clean campaign and is likely to lose his bid for the presidency.

    "I just don't see how [McCain] can win," Connecticut Rep. Chris Shays told the Yale Daily News earlier this week. "He has lost his brand as a maverick; he did not live up to his pledge to fight a clean campaign."
    Shays, who in 2006 became the only Republican congressman from New England, perennially finds himself in a heated re-election race.

  36. In his Yaale Daily News interview, Shays did not endorse Barack Obama, and said he remained skeptical the Illinois senator will govern from the center if he is elected president.

    “It’s what all presidents should do, but [Obama] has never been there,” he said of Obama's ideological orientation.

    Shays is a co-chairman of McCain's campaign efforts in Connecticut.

  37. Might as well go to the Ambassador Hotel compared to the fun I'm going to have, Trish:
    I'm flyin in to party @ 'Rat's like it's 1999!
    Champagne Dreams and Open Borders for All!
    Gateway Pundit
    - Busted... Obama Camp Was Providing ACORN With Donor Lists

  38. The US citizen death count, by jihadi, does not include those soldier, sailors, airmen and Marines that have been killed or wounded, in the "Long War".

    It does include, for both jihadi and migrants those civilians, women, children and men, killed within the borders of the United States.

  39. Come on over, doug.

    We'll go up to the cabin and turn off the radio.

    No worries, then.
    Ignorance is bliss.

  40. Few folks that I have spoke to know of the Ayers saga.
    Those that do, here in AZ, discount the story, totally.

    Tie the MSM and Ayers and that Rezko fellow all in a box with Daley, Obama and Lester Crown.

    But no one wants to go, there.
    Just isn't prudent.

  41. No one wanted to campaign against the "Chicago Way".

    Or for McCain.

    Just the Obama negatives
    which were few enough,
    and discounted by the majority, so far.

  42. Cigarettes responsible for a large death count, also:

    Zerosmoke™, based on Auricular Therapy, the stimulation of acupressure points on the ear, utilizes the therapy with two small magnets, placed back to back on the ear. The pressure-applying effects of the two biomagnets stimulates the release of neurotransmitters in the brain that, in turn, may lead to a sense of well-being and also decrease or eliminate cravings and withdrawal symptoms experienced with smoking cessation.

    The magnets are placed on the ear for up to four hours at a time and, studies have shown, smokers kick their habit within one month - without the need to quit cold turkey or the use of pills, gums or chemical components.

    Smoking is responsible for one in every five U.S. deaths, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition, according to CDC, it's not just a smoker's problem; there are an estimated 3,000 deaths from lung cancer and 35,000 heart disease deaths a year, all blamed on second hand smoke.

    Cessation Product

  43. Previously during peace negotiations the Shabaab has launched large attacks, mainly in Mogadishu, to demonstrate that they have control on the ground.

    "It's clear that the Shabaab, or jihadis or whatever you want to call them, are trying to make a statement that they target any place in Somalia, not just the south," said a western diplomat in Nairobi. "But we cannot let this undermine the Djibouti agreement, and we have to accept that these sort of attacks may continue in the short term."

    Previously there have only been one or two small suicide attacks in Somalia.

    Northern Somalia

  44. Mexican Attorney General Eduardo Medina Mora said Oct. 27 that five officials from the anti-organized crime unit (SIEDO) of the Office of the Mexican Attorney General (PGR) have been arrested for allegedly providing intelligence to the Beltrán Leyva drug trafficking organization for money. Two of the recently arrested officials were senior SIEDO officers.


    U.S. embassies and consulates can be large and complicated entities. They can house dozens of U.S. government agencies and employ hundreds, or even thousands, of employees.


    While it saves money, employing FSNs does present a very real counterintelligence risk. In essence, it is an invitation to a local intelligence service to send people inside U.S. buildings to collect information.

    FSN Employees

  45. Republicans can't wait for this year to be over. It's been a year-long Halloween, with very, very few and extremely brief breaks. You can't blame them.

    - Charles Cook

    Depressing, but true.

  46. When his daughter teasingly said she wanted to use the stove to bake a trayful of donkey-shaped cookies for her College Democrats meeting, Phil Schaeffing finally lost it.


    The roaring debate is no surprise, given that the two are standing on different sides of a generational chasm, said Justin Vaughn, a Cleveland State University political science professor.


    Not enough is known about Obama's background and his friends, said Matt Polito, who also doesn't think Obama is prepared if the nation suffers another terrorist attack.

    Matter of Age