“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."

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Pennsylvania and Barack Obama


  1. Pennsylvania mostly despises Philadelphia. Philadelphia is in the paper and news with murders, corruption and always in Harrisburg with its hand out. The black politicians that run the city have done a horrible job. Pictures of adoring crowds from Philadelphia do Obama no good in other parts of the state. The riotous behavior over the World Series was good for McCain.


    Philadelphia Daily News columnist John Baer set off a storm of angry letters last week when he wrote about the "Cracker Factor" in the campaign, saying McCain was angling to attract white voters who wouldn't vote for a black candidate.

    "Pennsylvania is a lot whiter than California or Virginia, and older and home to, percentage-wise, more native-born residents, folks who don't much like change," Baer wrote on Oct. 21. "And I believe there's a 'cracker factor' — we've never elected a black nonjudicial statewide candidate — and I believe that's why McCain is here." Former Gov. Tom Ridge, a McCain supporter, dismisses talk that the election will turn predominantly on race, saying Rendell and Murtha and others "characterize the state unfairly." -Newsweek

  2. You look at a county picture of pennsylvania voting for the last couple of presidential election cycles. The entire state votes republican. Just Philadelphia and Pittsburg vote democratic. The democrats win.

    what will be different this time? I think the republican majorities in the rural counties will be much greater. I don't know about the democratic majorities in pitt and phil

  3. There are still white areas in Philadelphia that suffer from black crime and falling quality of life as blacks spread into their neighborhoods.

    By the 2003-04 school year, fewer than 15 percent of the students in the Philadelphia public schools were whites.

    The White population of the city is about 42 percent. Half the white population with school age children send them to private schools while they have to pay for the increasingly awful and dangerous public schools that are majority black.

    People will talk about going to China town for a restaurant. No one in their right mind talks about going to North Philadelphia which is mostly solid black.

    Will these white Democrats be voting for Barack Obama?

  4. The liberals in the white suburbs who send their kids to private schools love Obama. How the whites in South Philly, Fishtown, Richmond and the Greater Northeast vote is a whole different matter.

  5. 66. Doug said...

    Miller had a caller from Penn State:

    Went to an evening Rally featuring Palin and a full house of 8,000.

    The next morning, Bill Clinton drew 2,000.

  6. it's aint the CRACKER factor...

    It's the CRACKHEAD factor...

    Philadelphia is a pit...

    born in NE philly by the Nabisco plant.

    lived in havertown

    grew up there...

    inner city phila?

    milton street mentality..

    (used to be rizzo but that was sick and now it's directly opposite of then)

    one extreme to another...

    now its crackhead heaven

    I remember street & company beating up and bitching about unfair asians that set up fruit stands because they got up earlier and worked harder.

    it was unfair that that the asians CREATED fruit carts, worked hard, shared apts to conserve cash and created business...

    yep , philly "proper"? obamanation....

  7. "Half the white population with school age children send them to private schools while they have to pay for the increasingly awful and dangerous public schools that are majority black."
    The do not pay enough to register on the Messiahmeter.
    The Redistributionist in chief is not impressed:
    Them Romans is SELFISH!

  8. Hey WIO, them Asians is simpletons:
    The author of Obamanation hisself informs us that Comrade Davis Sold Coke and Weed from a hotdog stand in Honolulu.
    ...requires much less sweat and toil to rake in the loot for a toot.

  9. California has that damned Cracker Opposite Sex Marriage Proposition, Charles, draws them traditional crackers out like flies.
    ...almost enough to overcome the illegal and just-arrived vote, but too late, I fear.

  10. doug said...
    Hey WIO, them Asians is simpletons:
    The author of Obamanation hisself informs us that Comrade Davis Sold Coke and Weed from a hotdog stand in Honolulu.
    ...requires much less sweat and toil to rake in the loot for a toot.


    I wonder if the messiah is crowned will i be able to sell weed over the internet?

    i'd pay high taxes to do that!

    keep the stupid happy, make a bunch of cash...

    sounds like a new fangled opium war.

  11. John McCain had his children baptised by a Grand Wizard,
    but hey,
    It's not for me to JUDGE.
    That's just not (politically) CORRECT.

  12. There is a GOPTV committee that's going to be running tv ads all over blue states with obama's pastor saying GD America. Between that and the ACORN stuff--its tough to know how anyone but blacks and students will vote for obama in any numbers. I think the country can handle riots at Oberlin & Vasser. I don't think the black neighborhoods will care that much. Its amazing enough that obama got as far as he has.

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  14. Another MSM kabuki production? Will be interesting to see what the actual voter turnout will be at the end of all of this.

  15. This is going to be One Interesting Election.

  16. Wright became pastor of the Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago on March 1, 1972; it had some 250 members on its rolls, but only about 90 or so were actually attending worship by that time.[17]By March 2008 Trinity United Church of Christ had become the largest church in the mostly white[18] United Church of Christ denomination. The President and General Minister of the United Church of Christ, John H. Thomas, has stated: “It is critical that all of us express our gratitude and support to this remarkable congregation, to Jeremiah A. Wright for his leadership over 36 years.”[19] Thomas, who is a member of the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Cleveland, has also preached[20]and worshipped at Trinity United Church of Christ (most recently on March 2, 2008).[19]

    Trinity and Wright were profiled by correspondent Roger Wilkins in Sherry Jones's documentary "Keeping the Faith" broadcast as the June 16, 1987 episode of the PBS series Frontline with Judy Woodruff.[21]

  17. The "Fuck You, you limey assholes" award goes to:

    The Republican Governor of Alaska has been made into a giant effigy, with a tiny Barack Obama sitting behind her in a tin hat peppered with bullet holes with 'O'Blimey' written across it.
    The pit bull with lipstick will be loaded with explosives and torched at the site of the Battle of Hastings in East Sussex.
    The annual bonfire, hosted by the Battel Bonfire Boyes, on Nov 1 will be topped off with the 20ft effigy of the 'hockey mom' dressed as Rambo, complete with bulging muscles, a machine gun and with bullets draped over her neck.
    Matt Southam, chairman of Battel Bonfire Boyes, said: "We just felt she was one of the most interesting characters in the American elections.
    "We like to add a little twist and because of her stance on guns, we made her into a Rambo-type character."

  18. 'Internal Polling' At Al-Qaida Websites Show Massive Support For Obama

    Only one poor lone terrorist seems to hope for a McCain win, a jinn having twisted his reason.

  19. Bobal: You know, you'd think Obama would have funneled a few bucks to his relatives, at least during the campaign, just for appearances.

    No, no, no, no. That spread the wealth around shit? It's for other folks.

  20. Ohio Democrats Cotton To McCain

    On my recent travels throught the great State of Washington, I was surprised by the lack of signs, and particularily bumper stickers. I can't recall actually seeing another bumper sticker, but we did get a nice honk from a lady behind us at a stop light, and a
    'thumbs up'. Driving around Bellingham, there were yard signs, on both sides, maybe a few more for the messiah, but, basically, you have more yard signs in Moscow during a city council election than we saw.

    I don't know what to attribute any of this to. The airwaves were filled with political talk however. I even got to listen to Air America I believe, that I thought had gone out of business.

    The country needs to develope some alternative to these 30 second sound bite radio ads, that all sound the same, whichever side is doing the advertising, but, what can you say in 30 seconds? G_
    D American works.

  21. Just for the duration of the campaign, Teresita, just to make himself look compassionate. Just a little politically motivated compassion, he could have done that.

    But then, he's got a hell of a lot of relatives spawned out all over the world, so the bill might come in quite high. From that point of view, I quess it's understandable.

  22. My reply on a dyke blog:

    I have to split ways with you on this one Margo, and that's a shame. I don't agree with about half of her politics (such as her opposition to same-sex marriage, obviously), but Sarah is definitely a role model for women. By her rise to mayor and governor and VP candidate, all while taking the hard road and raising a Downs baby, without words Sarah speaks directly to my life. There's right-wing fundy "Christian" blogs I'm posting on which would rather bite the bullet and take four years of Obama than have Sarah Palin a heart beat away from being commander-in-chief. So yes we have been waiting 232 years for this. I'm not going to drink the kool aid and come down with Palin Malignment Syndrome just to stay on the "feminist plantation" and get my free handouts.

  23. The supporter, an older gentleman named Lindy Miller, told me that in his hometown, ACORN was caught registering Alzheimer’s patients at a nursing home. Actually, it wasn’t ACORN that registered 95-year-old Mildred Meddock and let her cast an absentee ballot. According to the Columbus Dispatch, it was two Highland County Board of Elections employees — the very people who are supposed to be safeguarding elections.

    Columbus Rallies For McCain

    We had a local politician here that was expert in getting out the rest home vote, put her over the top at least once. If she's in a stupor out there before I am, I ought to try to turn the tables on her:)

  24. Tito the Builder

    These working folks have a handle on it.

  25. Bobal: The country needs to develope some alternative to these 30 second sound bite radio ads,

    How about:

    "The Party is Obama! Obama however is
    Amerika just as Amerika is Obama! Obama!
    Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil! Sieg Heil!"

  26. Sounds short and simple, Terersita. Memorable, even for rest home voters.

    The big question on my mind today is can Idaho possibly win two straight at Home in the Dome?> Up against San Jose State today.

    This would be like McCain winning all 57 states.

    The last game of the year we go to Hawaii to whip Doug's ass.

    Coach is saying we got to execute, execute, execute!!!

    A few short hours will tell.

  27. I was kidding with that stuff, bobal, I was in the middle of replying to a blogger who was riffing on Obama's speech in Germany and comparing it to the Triumph of the Will. Yes the speech in Germany was a bad move, and it was followed by a huge bump in the polls for McCain, but his speech was such a mealy-mouthed mush of mamby-pamby touchy-feely We Are The World crap that to compare it to the hyper-nationalistic Nuremburg rally is insane. We had four years of unrestricted GOP rule (the era when Bush lost his veto pen), and that set the stage for this coming Democratic wave. Give us four years of that and we'll swing back. But the totalitarian impulse is alien to the American character. That's what our forefathers fled when they moved here.

  28. Among other reasons Thomas Sowell is against Obama is he thinks an Obama Presidency means we will have a world of nuclear proliferation we'll never be able to get rid of, and I wholeheartedly agree.

    The democrats are leading us over the cliff.

    Lord, protect us.

    We are headed for disaster, folks. That WMD Response Team and their trucks I saw at the motel--hint of things to come.

    Nice shiny trucks, though.

  29. I'm not kidding. Disaster looms.

  30. If Obama wins?

    I am starting an internet business to sell worthless crap to the masses...

    I will put a fake black old woman as the "image/logo"

    I will LIE about who owns it and pander to the obamamania and sell them worthless, overpriced, health robbing candy....

    I have the product, I can have the logo in a week, I can have product on a new site within 60 days...

    2 can play the obama game....

    Forget morals, screw the useful idiots.............

  31. 2 can play the obama game....

    Do it.

    This is one of those moments I catch myself wishing I lived in the neighborhood with some of the barmates. What over the fence conversations we'd have. But then, here we are.

    Do it. I wish you success.

  32. line:

    Do it.

    This is one of those moments I catch myself wishing I lived in the neighborhood with some of the barmates. What over the fence conversations we'd have. But then, here we are.

    Do it. I wish you success.

    I am going to in the next few days to put out request for a new logo...

    50 - 100 bucks and i have a new image...

  33. Vandals are sinking fast. After a decent start, fumbling their chances away. San Jose State-20 Vandals 10-half time.

    Two in a row at Home in the Dome?

    Don't count on it.

  34. After a lifetime of exposure to it, I can state with authority--

    The Curse of the Vandals is--

    1) The Fumble

    2) The Intercepted Pass

  35. Bob,
    Don't you regret sometimes that tar and feathers and rails lost their popularity?


    Your shiny WMD trucks in Washington remind me of a less shiny convoy I got caught in crossing Oklahoma a couple years ago. About five or six big vans pulled by vaguely familiar tractors, and accompanied by a commo van with a forest of antennas on it's roof. No markings on anything except the truck mfr's logo on the tractors and GSA plates on the van trailers. I later discovered it was likely a NRC convoy of nuclear material headed west to someplace unknown. Spooky stuff.

  36. Tar and feathers and the rail?

    A loss to our culture.

    Didn't they have some kind of public display, like in the stocks or something, of fools in the Middle Ages?

    Another loss to the culture.

    The Ship of Fools--Bosch

    In all fairness, I think Bosch is putting us all in the boat.

  37. Pirates Lift The Wrong Lid, 18 Die, After They Capture Iranian Ship

    Chemical agents bound for Hezbollah rockets?

    WiO has been predicting war. I wouldn't bet against it.

  38. "The crowd in the Dome is subdued."

    This is old Idahoradiocode for getting our ass wiped.


  39. No room on the plane for opposition reporters.

    National Security Force.

    Joe the Plumber gets flattened.

    Sarah gets trashed.

    "I want you to go out and get in their face."

    Wright, Ayers, Alinsky.

    Helps Odinga in Kenya.

    Endorsed by Castro, Chavez, Hezbollah, Iran, Putin, on and on.

    One good question to Biden gets TV station banned.

    No secret votes in union elections.

    Votes for infanticide.

    Dennis Miller Gets Bad Vibes

    Add to my list, folks....

  40. Linear, I got part of the answer on our new runoff water charge. EPA doesn't have anything to do with it. Seems the bulk of the money is targeted to repave Main Street, among other things. :)

    Lots of folks are feeling the merchants should pay for their own paving improvements, of course, if it's beyond the ordinary course of things.

    Still don't know if the rainwater runs into the river, or is processed along with the sanitary sewer stuff.

  41. Your paving ought to come from MFT funds...that's Motor Fuel Tax, for those of you who'd call it something else. Like Doug, probably.

    I'd bet your storm water is isolated, at least in the newer developments. I think they used to put in diversions at the headworks, and just shunt the storm flow and sewage right into the rivers. As we used to say, "The solution to pollution is dilution." The state of California highway department used to dump all the slide removal debris into a big pile on the flood plain, and let the Klamath River douch it out to the Pacific during flood season. Doubt if they do that any more.

  42. Whenever I think of "tar and feather and ride out of town on a rail", I conjure those old political cartoons and somehow associate them with Ohio and Pennsylvania. Nothing's changed except the remedies.

  43. The state of California highway department used to dump all the slide removal debris into a big pile on the flood plain, and let the Klamath River douch it out to the Pacific during flood season. Doubt if they do that any more.

    That was during an era when they were trying to enforce the same solid waste standards they used for LA on the little logging hamlets like Happy Camp. Insane.

  44. San Jose 30 Idaho 24 Final.

    Idaho got a touchdown and a field goal toward toward the end. Then tried an onside kick.

    We have the best onside kick team in the country:)

    4 out of 6 tries, this year.

    Beat that!

  45. Man can't live by onside kicks alone.

    Book of Vandie, Chap III, Verse 18

  46. 4 out of 6 tries, this year.

    Desperate times, desperate measures.

    FSU Bulldogs lost a close one to LaTech today. Maybe our coaches should get together and trade their post game scripts. Gotta be a strain, coming up with original excuses, week after week.

  47. Just checked a Husker blog to see how NU is doing v Okla. Three recent posts:

    113. Comment from: UK Husker [Visitor]
    2 possessions....2 turnovers....
    11/01/08 @ 19:15

    114. Comment from: Tadow [Visitor]
    This is the worst damn nightmare....

    What the hell is wrong with these guys?

    11/01/08 @ 19:15

    115. Comment from: NWA Husker [Visitor]

    Guess that tells me without knowing the score. Go Big Red!

  48. Just in from NewsMax:

    Zogby Shocker: McCain Leads Obama In Latest Poll

    Dick Morris tells Newsmax that Friday night's polling for Zogby of 1000 likely voters shows a huge shift for John McCain. Zogby's poll, conducted on Friday night only, has McCain at 48% and Obama at 47%.

    Zogby's overall poll has Obama with a lead — but that's based on a three-day average that includes Wednesday and Thursday polling data.

    "There is a seismic shift for McCain; it could turn into an earthquake this weekend," Dick Morris told Newsmax.

    "I think a large of the credit goes to for it's courageous use of the Rev. Wright ad and the many tens of thousands who have donated almost $9 million before election day," Dick Morris added.


    Nothing on EC standings, though.

  49. Pirates Lift The Wrong Lid, 18 Die, After They Capture Iranian Ship

    Chemical agents bound for Hezbollah rockets?

    WiO has been predicting war. I wouldn't bet against it.

    Dirty bomb....

    it was meant to explode after it passed thru the suez canal.

    cargo was radioactive sand sold by china to the iranians...

    not to fear, bibi should win the next round of elections.....

    war is already here, it's just being done by stealth and proxy

    if we are honest we'd just stop screwing around and lobe a few well placed missiles

    I'd suggest the following:

    Pres Assad's home...

    Iranian Gasoline refineries

    Republican guard c & c...

    hezbollah c & c

    iranian oil termnials

    (a very short, incomplete list)

  50. not to fear, bibi should win the next round of elections.....

    I hope so.

    The poisoned pirates and dirty bomb plot was circulating over a week ago. Not a peep that I'm aware of in our MSM. Worthless neutered pansies.

  51. Linear, you'll be pleased to know that, according to the figures I just heard from Glen Beck, you too have contributed to the Obama campaign, as the top group donor was--The University of California at $777,593 dollars, with a little of your tax money mixed in.

    Why is a public university doing this? Harvard also contributed big to BO, but they are private.

  52. OU scored 3 td in 3 min. Long night for corn shuckers in Norman. Last update from blog...well, we went a whole possession without turning it over...GO BIG PUNT!

  53. The poisoned pirates and dirty bomb plot was circulating over a week ago. Not a peep that I'm aware of in our MSM. Worthless neutered pansies.

    MSM has also ignored:

    American student held in Iran

    Retired FBI agent thought to be held by Iran

    Syrian troops pulled off the iraq border now on the Lebanon border

    Hezbollah & hugo chavez's relationship

    iaea'sbeing shut out of IRAN

    North korea's prez's brain operation

    the plunging cost of gas and the positive impact on our economy

    hamas's shooting of anti tank rockets and kassams and still holding a hostage for almost 3 years

    reports that there are over 30 islamic compounds containing 300 islamists IN AMERICA hint Jamaat ul-Fuqra

    and much more


    Barack Obama's [Marxist] Career Path Toward an American Presidency - updated 10/30 (documented via l
    Investigating Obama ^ | 10/28/2008 | Arlen Williams
    Posted on October 28, 2008 2:38:01 AM EDT by unspun

    Edited on October 30, 2008 6:39:30 PM EDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

    Barack Obama’s Career Path Toward an American Presidency

    A narrative of facts many have not heard, documented with Web links

    Barack Obama, by his own book, plus the testimony of relatives and friends, was raised in quite a family. While in high school, his mother developed an affinity with a Marxist teacher and become an agnostic or atheist. She met Barack Obama Sr. in a college Russian language class. Yes, a Russian language class, circa 1960.

    With no father in his home in Hawaii, he was mentored throughout his teens by Frank Marshall Davis, a man famous in communist circles, with numerous FBI files. Davis also wrote an autobiography, "Sex Rebel" (explicit references) which demonstrates numerous of his perversions, including pedophilia. Nothing new there, "sexual revolution" was a part of the Russia’s Marxist revolution: sex is divorced from reproduction, marriage, and child rearing; abortion becomes sublime. Sexual involvement is "liberated" into mutual use.

    According to a former intelligence officer who had read the FBI files, Davis laid out a generic communist plan “to take over America from within, by installing educators at all levels of our educational system, gaining control of the media, getting Liberal judges appointed, recruiting, training and backing people to be elected to public office.”

    From Hawaii, Barack was on to New York and Columbia University (Bill Ayers was a neighbor there, too) then Chicago (where Ayers returned). Obama writes of attending socialist conferences and reading Marxist books around this time. He was trained in and taught the insurgent methods of "Rules for Radicals" drafted by cynical, "transformational Marxist," Saul Alinsky. Thesis: lie, cheat, steal, etc., while making those with American principles live up to impossibly high standards of institutional altruism, so that we and our liberal government fail in ridicule. Preach "change" and gradually build an activist army of the proletariat, motivated by (short sighted) self interest, for a crescendoing revolt. All, to pave the way for the "egalitarian state." And funny thing, Alinsky's book tosses an acknowledgment to Lucifer, "the very first radical," a refreshing lapse into candor.

    In Chicago, Obama met his wife Michelle at the Sidley & Austin law firm, where terrorist Ayers' terrorist wife, Bernardine Dohrn worked, too. And in Chicago, they joined Jeremiah Wright's church, investing two decades and significant indoctrination of their daughters there. That is, until Wright turned his criticism from merely "God damn America," toward the one, Obama. This congregation espouses Black Liberation Theology, an institutionalization of ethnocentric bitterness and a variant of Liberation Theology, which had been conceived in South America as an attempt to sell Marxism to Christians through the clergy, misapplying portions of the Bible. Concurrently, Obama has repeatedly exhorted, "our individual salvation depends on collective salvation." While that would have been less than Good News to Christ's Apostles, Marx may have found it catchy.

    Obama also shared an office for apparently three years with Ayers and fellow SDS member Michael Klonsky (a self-described Maoist communist) while taking Annenberg millions and devoting much of it to ACORN and other insurgent "community organizations." The goal? "Raise political consciousness," chiefly among black school kids. (Historically, an SDS and Weathermen objective has been to piggyback on any black revolt in America, for their Marxist ends.) What "political consciousness?" One attractive to Ayers, a self-proclaimed anarchistic Marxist. Ayers secured the purse, thus presumably played a responsible role in setting up young Mr. Obama as chairman. They apparently formed a small circle of Chicago’s education radicals.

    In an overlapping circle, Obama became a member of the Marxist “New Party“ in the 1990’s while maintaining membership in the Democratic Party. Soviet apologist, Alice Palmer hand picked Obama to succeed her as Illinois State Senator. He also gained an odd circle of radical Muslim, anti-Israel friends, including Khalid al Mansour, Rasheid Khalidi, and Ali Abunimah. He has connected with the radical Muslim Brotherhood, and Louis Farrakhan credits Obama with a key role in organizing his 1995 “Million Man March.”

    And what has Obama been doing as Senator besides running for President? Well, in 2006 he campaigned in Kenya for Raila Odinga, a communist Kenyan out of prison for a coup attempt, who allied himself with radical Islamists and their establishment of brutally oppressive Sharia law in that nation. Odinga lost and led the kind of protest that killed 1,000 to 1,500 Kenyans, mostly Christians, mostly by Muslims. Rape, too. Churches were burned. The thuggery worked and Obama's man was named Prime Minister, a "change" for which Obama allegedly raised $1M.

    Many Americans are hearing about Obama's redistributionist tax and welfare/workfare plans, but do not know he wants to build (draft?) a massive, undefined “civilian national security force” as powerful and funded as our military. And, he has pledged to plan his presidential agenda in meetings with ACORN. He is also committed to the "Freedom of Choice Act," which would nullify all laws against partial birth abortion and those for parental notification, and any other restriction of abortion. So much for "Life, Liberty, and Property." This is one page’s worth of the many elements in an apparently Marxist career development, of the one poised to become, of all things, United States President. - by Arlen Williams

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    New ruler of the Baltics, Vladimir Putin
    Last updated: 1:09 pm
    November 1, 2008
    Posted: 12:17 pm
    November 1, 2008

    Looking back on the four years of his first administration, President Obama can be proud: He made the US welcome among the family of nations again; he reduced our reliance on military force; and he gave us peace by reaching sensible accommodations with our enemies.

    The lies told about him in the 2008 election were exposed as sheer bigotry. Far from being "soft on radical Islam," President Obama was the first world leader to welcome Jewish refugees after Iran's nuclear destruction of Israel's major cities (his only caveat - a fair one - was the refusal to accept Zionist military officers and their families, in light of Israel's excessive retaliation).

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    He also demonstrated his resolve in the face of extremism when he overruled the obstructionist advice of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and ordered our military to cross the border into Pakistan in force. The subsequent debacle, as Pakistan cut off supply routes to Afghanistan and threatened a nuclear response, was entirely the fault of our generals on the ground, not of the administration.

    Fortunately, President Obama's willingness to talk to our enemies rescued the situation. After laying down their arms, our troops were allowed to evacuate Pakistan and Afghanistan in peace. The Taliban's return to power in Kabul did not result in an excessive bloodbath, and al Qaeda is not permitted the unrestricted freedom it enjoyed in the country prior to 2001.

    State Department surveys prove that the Afghan population welcomes Sharia law, the closure of girls' schools and other such cultural choices. Our reparations payments to Kabul (as with those to Havana) are only just. Opium production is, arguably, no worse than in the past.

    We also have seen peace in Iraq. Claims that our troop withdrawal was responsible for the resurgence of al Qaeda and the subsequent civil war are nothing but Republican campaign propaganda. With the International Sunni Alliance in firm control of Iraq - after Israel's wanton destruction of Iran - order prevails in the streets. As for the Turkish and Arab suppression of the Kurds, our diplomats regard it as a small price to pay for regional stability. Biased reports of massacres and concentration camps remain unsubstantiated.

    Our relations with the Muslim world have rarely, if ever, been better. The current $320 per barrel price of oil allows long-oppressed states to develop themselves without the yoke of neo-colonialism or invasive efforts to force democracy upon their populations. As UN Ambassador Ayers noted, "We can state with pride that the US not only respects, but embraces cultural differences."

    Relations with Russia are also at a high unthinkable a mere four years ago. Moscow's legitimate concerns for the welfare of its citizens in the "near abroad," as well as for ethnic Russians persecuted by so-called free democracies, fully justified its peace-preservation military deployments into Ukraine and other regional states. The subsequent referendums on re-unification with Russia, while displaying a few inevitable irregularities, have been judged free and fair by the Jimmy Carter Memorial Foundation.

    While the deployment of Russian forces into the NATO-member Baltic states to protect ethnic Russians proved controversial, President Obama's personal intervention kept us - and NATO - out of war. Partisan charges of "Finlandization" distort the generous terms of the neutrality guarantees Moscow provides for the former NATO members.

    After the internationally brokered (with President Obama in the lead) demilitarization of eastern Poland, it's clear to all responsible parties that Russia's legitimate claims have been fully satisfied and we may expect peace in our time.

    President Obama resisted yet another war trap as China lost patience and finally reclaimed its long-lost province, Taiwan. Furthermore, the reduction of the US military presence in Japan and South Korea has deflated strategic tensions in East Asia to the lowest level in over one hundred years. Again, President Obama gave us peace.

    (The resulting peace dividend from our president's 25% cut in the defense budget has allowed our government, in a public/private partnership with the Chicago-based Rezko Foundation, to provide subsidized housing for almost six million new immigrant families from developing countries. No other administration policy has raised the world's esteem for us more profoundly than our "Global Balance" instant-citizenship immigration reforms.)

    In our own hemisphere, President Obama has supported the cause of justice, human rights and trade unions, cutting off military aid to Colombia, killing the proposed free-trade agreement with that country, and expressing humane understanding for the long freedom struggle of the FARC and other liberation groups.

    Preferring a sensible rapprochement with Venezuela to needless confrontation, our president went to Caracas and negotiated a regional division of labor with democratically-elected President Hugo Chavez. The end of our destructive trade embargo against Cuba, our formal apology for the deprivations we imposed, and our generous reparations payments have inaugurated a new era of friendship with our long-suffering neighbors to the south.

    The only complaint Democratic Party cadres fairly may lodge against the Obama administration's foreign policy is that we still have not fully opened our border with Mexico. Resistance among right-wing fanatics in Washington and bigots around the country remains too strong for now.

    As for Mexico's presidential contest, President Obama has made it clear that, while he would prefer that a reputed drug-cartel leader not be elected, the US will respect the will of the Mexican people and strive for good relations with any future Mexican government.

    One can only ask how much higher our 16.2% unemployment rate - an obvious legacy of the Bush years - might be if President Obama had not restored America's standing in the world and re-negotiated unfair trade treaties imposed on American workers by previous administrations.

    As our president remarked just the other day in a re-election campaign speech in Dearborn, Michigan: "Wealth redistribution isn't just an American issue - it's a global issue. Better that Americans should be a little poorer, if that means our brothers in Egypt and Bolivia can become a little richer."

    Under President Obama, America's back!

    Ralph Peters' most recent book is, "Barack Obama: Too Great To Be A Mere Messiah?" (Fairness Doctrine Press, Limited, Chicago, July 2012)

  56. Teams like ours, Linear, put a high priority on the kicker:)

    That's the first item on our recruitment list.

    What a bunch of scum we might elect. Our colleges and universities have obviously failed.

  57. “The state cannot get a cent for any man without taking it from
    some other man, and this latter must be a man who has produced
    and saved it. This latter is the Forgotten Man.”

    -- William Graham Sumner

  58. Obama's an asshole---

    Sunday, November 2, 2008

    Photo--A doll representing a fetus, right, and crosses displayed by anti-abortion activists sit at Mexico City's central Zocalo square during a protest against the legalization of abortion, Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2008. Mexico's Supreme Court indicated Wednesday it will uphold a Mexico City law allowing abortion that has divided the country. Signs next to the doll read in Spanish " I want to live" and "Vote for me, vote for life." (AP Photo/Alexandre Meneghini)

    If you want to know Barack Obama's real views on abortion, you should meet registered nurse Jill Stanek.

    Mrs. Stanek worked at Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn, Illinois from 1993 to 2001. When she worked in the hospital's Labor and Delivery Department she saw that babies who survived abortion attempts were left to die alone in supply rooms. They could linger for as long as eight hours, without medical care, without even the dignity of a warm blanket or a soft touch. Their tiny bodies were then dumped in the trash. Mr. Obama's spiritual mentor served on the board of the hospital. Mrs. Stanek went on a public crusade to protect these children.

    At a 2001 Illinois legislature hearing, Mr. Obama questioned Mrs. Stanek. She insisted that children needed medical care if they were born alive. Mr. Obama said: "Ms. Stanek, your initial testimony last year showed your dismay at the lack of regard for human life. I agreed with you last year and we suggested that there be a Comfort Room or something of that nature be done. The hospital acknowledged that and changes were made and you are still unimpressed. It sounds to me like you are really not interested in how these fetus [es] are treated, but rather not providing absolutely any medical care or life to them."

    Mrs. Stanek replied: "What the hospital did was try to make things look better. What it really is, is that the baby is still dead."

    In committee testimony, Mr. Obama said it was sufficient to give "comfort care" to a baby that is born despite all the efforts to kill it. "Comfort care" means giving the infant a warm blanket and permitting the baby to be held by someone as it dies. This is the most Mr. Obama could find in his heart to provide - a warm blanket for a child grasping for life. Mrs. Stanek told The Washington Times that Mr. Obama showed callousness when he questioned her in committee testimony: His inability to grasp that babies born alive need medical care was disturbing.

    Despite all the details Mrs. Stanek provided in her testimony, Mr. Obama voted against the Induced Infant Liability Act in the Illinois legislature in 2002 - a bill that would give legal protection and medical assistance to a baby born from a botched abortion.

  59. Real Humans live and breath in NY City!

  60. News from the frontline of the
    Long War on Terror.

    School openings lead, tonight, with an additional 19 criminals arrested.

    Saturday, 01 November 2008

    Al Hooda girls school renovation project complete

    1st BCT Soldiers detain suspected Special Groups terrorist in Aamel

    Iraqi citizens’ tips lead MND-B, IA Soldiers to weapons caches in Baghdad

    1st BCT Solders detain wanted criminals in Rashid

    MoI officials conduct local detention facility inspection

    Trauma Training Course graduates 11th class (Baghdad)

    New road creates path to better life for area residents

    Coalition forces degrade AQI networks, detain 17 suspects

  61. One million voters now separate the Democratic Party from the Republican Party in Pennsylvania.

    The total PA population, 2006 estimate, is 12,281,054. 15% are older than 65.

    Blacks make up 10.7% of the population. Hispanics are 4%. Of the total population, 22% are under 18. That would imply there are approximately 960,000 potential Black voters and they are 90% Democratic and in this race effectively 100% Democratic.

    That would further imply that the remaining White voters are split 50/50 as Republican and Democrats. Say 4,400,000 White Democratic voters and 4,400,000 White Republican voters. Since we are assuming all Black voters are Democratic, that gives the Democrats the extra million voters over the Republicans in Pennsylvania.

    Of each group, 15% is over 65, but let's say there is no preference between those over 65 towards McCain or Obama. Personally I believe they will favor McCain, but as this is speculative I will balance off the older vote that favors McCain with the small Hispanic vote, most of whom are illegal and not registered.

    So lets break the numbers.

    Give Obama all the potential Black votes or 960,000. Add to that 70% of the 4,400,000 white Democratic vote which is roughly 3,100,000 and Obama gets 4,060,000 votes.

    Give McCain 80% of the Republican vote, 3,500,000 and 20% of the White Democratic vote, (900,000), and he gets 4,400,000 and wins. Reduce that to McCain getting 15% of White Democratic vote and McCain still wins by a nose with 4,160,000.

    Of course, voter turn out is important, but I am predicting McCain wins in Pennsylvania.

  62. I'm coming up with my Obama Killer tonight.
    I may need assistance from the Bar with some last minute info gathering.
    For now, any factoids with links, hopefully to include pictures, which makes their wealthy lifestyle apparent would be appreciated.
    Also articles about current income, etc.
    Your efforts will be rewarded with victory over evil on Nov 4!

  63. Lester's gotta be crackin' a smile, while his cohort in CA are funding initatives, he was buying a President, and for what appears to be just under $5 million, in legal campaign donations and book contracts.

    This is the tale of how some of his Forbes 400 peers roll, printed in the LA Times, of all places.

    Billionaires put their agendas to a vote

    Never before has such a large assortment of the extremely wealthy placed their pet projects on the statewide ballot. Five of the dozen statewide measures facing voters in this election have billionaire sponsors.

    All of them are among the Forbes 400 richest Americans. Each has spent millions to get his issue on the ballot.

    The ability of the wealthy to bankroll ballot measures, paying for petition signatures and advertising campaigns, has been increasingly on display in California. Two years ago, for example, Hollywood producer Steven Bing dumped $48 million into an unsuccessful effort to raise taxes on oil to pay for alternative fuels.


    For the moguls, the attraction to the ballot is simple.

    The investment of a few million dollars can redirect billions of dollars in taxpayer money and upend statutes that have been on the books for decades. Even though the odds of success are long, the cost is relatively small for a person with a billion dollars or more.

    "It is an opportunity to make powerful and effective change in one fell swoop," said Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance Network, which used $1.4 million donated by Soros to put Proposition 5 on the ballot and promote it.

    That measure would dramatically change the way nonviolent drug offenders are treated. Hundreds of millions of additional dollars will be spent on rehabilitation programs if it passes, and inmates will be given time off their sentences for participating in those programs.


    "For people who are interested in accomplishing real political reforms, this is where you can get the greatest return on your investment," he said.

  64. What time do the polls close, in PA?

  65. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of voters in the state shows Obama with 51% of the vote while McCain picks up 47%. That four-point advantage for Obama is down from a seven-point margin earlier in the week and a 13-point advantage for Obama earlier in the month.

    Just 75% of Pennsylvania Democrats now support their party’s nominee, down from 86% in the previous survey. Obama is doing a bit better among unaffiliated voters while Republican support for McCain remains steady (see crosstabs).


    McCain is now viewed favorably by 55% of Pennsylvania voters, Obama by 54%. Those figures reflect a five-point improvement for McCain from the beginning of the month and a five-point decline for Obama.

    Still, 51% of Pennsylvania voters say they trust Obama more than McCain when it comes to the economy. Forty-six percent (46%) hold the opposite view and trust McCain more.

    Forty-four percent (44%) rate economic issues as most important in this campaign. Nationally, the Rasmussen Consumer Index showed consumer and investor confidence falling to record lows in mid-October before improving slightly over the past two weeks.

    Just 20% view national security issues as the highest priority in this election. McCain has a nine-point advantage when it comes to voter trust on national security issues.


    Rasmussen Markets data currently gives Obama a 83.2% chance of carrying Pennsylvania. Pennsylvania is listed as “Likely Democratic” ...

    Battleground state polls released Monday showed Obama leading in Colorado, Florida, Ohio and Virginia.

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