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    Saturday, November 29, 2008

    Georgia Tech 45, Georgia 42

    Paul Johnson:
    "That old high school offense looked pretty good today."
    That sums it up.


    I Don't Envy Barack Obama

    I personally think George Bush has done a fine job as a wartime president, and I think he is at peace with the job he has done. I have supported him for 8 years (despite what he has done to Conservatism as a cause) because he was absolutely right on the War on Terror and he has prosecuted it in a steadfast manner.

    In every war, leaders make mistakes at the strategic level, and one can argue that Iraq was either a strategic blunder, or a necessary cog in the larger GWOT. One can argue the rationale used all day long, and we have. My bottom line is it was hard to imagine fighting a "Global War On Terror" and not taking down Saddam Hussein during it at some point.

    W was ridiculously married to his initial strategy in Iraq, which plainly wasn't working. It took David Petraeus and (yes) John McCain to get him to change. Fortunately, he listened to Petraeus and McCain was able to bring enough political pressure and fortitude to Bush to get him to change direction and lead us to the point we can now legitimately claim victory in Iraq. This Thnaksgiving weekend, we all owe a huge debt of thanks to these two men, and also to President Bush, but mostly to the troops on the ground, who still secure this peace.

    Now, it will be up to BHO to bring this chapter to a conclusion with honor, dignity, and leaving intact the second functioning democracy in the Middle East.

    Yet, BHO's job is not getting any easier, just as the most difficult of the initial GWOT battles draws to a close. This week's events in India demonstrate that Islamofascists are determined to shed blood in the name of their "cause." Russia is openly flaunting the Monroe Doctrine (hopefully Katie Couric has been briefed on it) and is rattling her saber at our friends in Eastern Europe. Afghanistan, which has suffered from too much success too soon, and now suffers from History (Brits, Russians, Americans?), demands his attention.

    At home, the economy has taken its worse hit since 1979. Democrats are talking about an incerdible $800B stimulus package on top of the already nearly $1T spent on bank and financial bailouts. By the time these are done, there will be zero dollars remaining for any of BHO's domestic priorities.

    Conservatives are buoyed that the economic crisis may force BHO to actually apply economics to his policies, vice pander for votes. It's a shame that we have to enter into a crisis to have Democrats acknowledge reality. Still, we could see bailouts of the automobile industry that keep the inflated wage scales of the UAW intact, amid other atrocities.

    For those of you that voted for BHO, he does seem like a thoughtful person. That may serve us well, it may not.

    If W fashioned himself the modern Lincoln or FDR wartime president, does BHO see himself as their "domestic" counterpart? Healing the nation's psychic wounds from slavery, and saving our financial mess?

    I might advise BHO and his supporters that those two presidents had limited success in their agendas at home. Of course, reconstruction wasn't carried out by Lincoln, but we saw its legacy last through 1964 in law, and through today in perceptions. FDR's depression-era reforms were not all that successful, and hinder our economy to this day. While many were necessary and serve us well, I think it's safe to say the Federal beast was hatched by FDR.

    Anyway, good luck President-elect Obama. You're going to need it.


    Friday, November 28, 2008

    Global Warming Descends...

    With the elevation of Vaclav Klaus to the presidency of the EU, a renewed emphasis on Global Warming reality (i.e. it is nothing more that the normal warming/cooling cycle of the planet)may be setting in.

    A couple of articles emphasize this:
    Join those who find this "science" junk.


    Tuesday, November 25, 2008

    Palin to Georgia

    Sarah Palin is coming to Georgia to campaign for Saxby Chambliss on Monday, Dec. 1, in advance of the runoff the next day. Will she be able to sway any voters, or, more importantly, get out the vote for our 41st senator? I plan on attending her rally with the wife and our 13 year old daughter. Hope to see lots of other families there. If we make it, will send a report!

    If you're in Georgia, sign up here!

    Czech Prez In Cross-hairs of NYTimes

    In this New York Times article, they say things about Czech president, Vaclav Klaus, that they would like to say about American conservatives. Klaus is one of us, and appears to be scaring Europe's Left Wing. Good for him, and perhaps for us, too.

    Friday, November 21, 2008


    Well, the Obamadministration is shaping up.

    If you haven't been paying attention, this is really starting to look a lot like the Clinton administration, even including a Clinton (Hillary!) in the high level Sec'y of State post.

    I guess if you're a conservative, like me, you're starting to think that this may not be so horrible after all. Let's face it, the Clinton years, economically, were not horrible years, and, if BHO decides he wants to be a free trader, wants to keep cap gains rates low, and only raises taxes on those making over $250k, it may not be really awful for the rest of us. Forget that those making over $250k will not hire more workers in their small businesses, will not spend as much on luxury items that the little guys build and sell, and won't invest their extra money in ventures that the little guys might want to start. But, given that a Marxist/Socialist won, it could be worse than Clinton III.

    His economic team, while certainly left of center, is likely to be pragmatic and not likely to allow Obama to ruin the economy. So, I think we can take some solace there.

    In foreign policy, I think most of us can agree the Clinton years were a disaster. Terrorism prospered, our president made an apology tour for slavery, and the military was emasculated.

    Will Hillary make a difference there? Maybe. She has more balls than the rest of the Obama foreign policy team is likely to have, and given the prospect of a joke like Madeline Albright, she's going to be better. Plus, it opens the door for Rudy to take her seat in 2010. Furthermore, we already see him backing off the Iraq pullout plans, and he's said he's going to send MORE troops to Afghanistan.

    Clearly, social policy is going to be far left. We'll see if BHO signs the Freedom of "Choice" Act, making on demand abortion the law of the land, as his first act, as he has promised. We'll see if he lifts the ban on federal funding of abortion, and permits the US government to fund abortions overseas. If he shows this group the back of his hand, he may be someone we can deal with on the right.

    If he allows union card check laws to be passed, he will be paying off the union lobby, and helping to destroy industries across the country. Also will be interesting to see what he does on the auto industry bailout.

    I don't expect BHO to govern as a conservative. None of us should. He won't. Elections have consequences. We lost. If he can get away with it, he could socialize every industry, raise taxes to disastrous rates, and make this a libertine social democracy (barely). That's a recipe for disaster and will make him a one term president. I don't think the guy is stupid.

    Now, if you're a Kos-reading Kool-aid drinker, is this guy really about change????


    Wednesday, November 19, 2008

    Bush headed to Florida?

    No, silly, not to retire there!
    The George H.W. Bush aircraft carrier, being commissioned January 10th, is potentially going to be homeported in Florida, at Mayport, vice in Norfolk.
    This week, the Navy announced that it prefers stationing a nuclear aircraft carrier in Florida, but it will take an act of Congress to fund it.
    The Hill provides the details on the Congressional in-fighting that will occur.

    Monday, November 17, 2008

    Obama voters. Ugh!!!!!!!

    With a h/t to Gateway Pundit, you must watch this, the best argument for poll taxes ever made. I am sorry folks, but I am sick of my well informed vote having to contend with these uninformed (though I am sure they are not stupid) people.

    It'll make you cry (and, if it doesn't, it's because you voted for Obama, and you are happy we're a nation of ignoramouses).

    For more, visit How Obama Got Elected, and stay tuned for the documentary.


    Not Evil Just Wrong. Irish film makers need your help to debunk Al Gore

    A couple of Irish film-makers want to get a documentary finished that takes on Al Gore and his "Inconvenient (un)Truth."

    Will they get the money they desperately need to get this film distributed?

    With your help, you can visit their web site and donate to get this film distributed to all major market US theaters.

    Nothing more to

    Sunday, November 16, 2008

    KC-45, ever going to happen?

    One thing I haven't touched on lately is defense issues.

    Of interest to me and something I think will tell us much about the Obama administration, is the still ongoing battle in the Air Force over the replacement for the KC-135/KC-10 tanking fleet.

    John McCain bragged about this during the election ("people are in jail because of me"). When the USAF originally tried to let this contract years ago, they did it as a single source bid (to Boeing) which led to the imprisonment of the AF's chief acquisition officer, Darleen Druyun. It's now a case study in corruption.

    A consortium led by Northrop-Grumman and including Airbus (based on their A-330), won the KC-45 tanker contract last year, but, immediately, Boeing cried foul, and the competition was essentially forced to another review. You can read some details of the review here.

    In my opinion, the outcome of this contract will tell us much about how the Obama administration is going to work. This contract is so politicized, that I do not find it likely that it will be let on the merits of the bids. If that happens, it will say something positive about the Obama DoD.

    The Boeing proponents forced this to be redone, because Boeing lost, and because the Chicago-headquartered Boeing was losing to a consortium with a large European component, and, final assembly was being proposed in a bright red state (Alabama) by Northrop.

    If we are to believe the article, DoD intends to request a best-and-final-offer from both competitors, where the cost will be decided based on a first article cost.

    Who wants to guess that Boeing will just squeak under the Northrop bid?

    The Cult of Obama, now marketed

    I posted not too long ago about the replacing of Che with Obama in the Left's marketing psyche.

    With a h/t to Libertarian Republican, check out this AP news piece, with it's reference to Obama icons as Che-like (gotta watch the first 1:55 or so).

    I think Obama probably wants the comparisons between himself and Che, however, to end at the T-shirt design level.

    Bo calls out the GW nutjobs!

    My buddy, Bothenook, posts today on the GISS's latest attempts at global warming subterfuge, and how they got caught, then attempted to perpetuate their lie, to sell their agenda.

    In Bo's post, he doesn't claim to know the "exact truth" behind these people's agenda, but I think he doesn't give himself enough credit. His "educated guesses" are right on, and these people will stop at nothing until they hold absolute power.

    In a related note - for global warming skeptics (or at least those who seriously doubt man's contribution to this), I have started a little link list to my previous blog posts on global warming. I'll probably add links to interesting GW articles and the like as well, so if you have one, send it on and you can always come back here to find them! I promise!

    you don't need to

    Friday, November 14, 2008

    Is T. Boone Pickens a Stupid Man?

    When T. Boone Pickens started pushing his "Pickens Plan" for energy independence, I wondered what his angle was.

    In case you live in a cave, Pickens' plan is to build a large (4000MW) wind-powered energy complex on land he owns in West Texas. In addition to his proposal that we use wind for 20% of our electric needs, Pickens wants to see the nations automobile fuel be switched to natural gas, which, of course, is abundant in this country, and which he claims, is the best, most readily available fuel for our automotive infrastructure.

    So, why, then, have I had a bad feeling about Pickens when I heard him talk about this. At various times, Pickens would say he was for an "all of the above" approach, yet, this was exactly the same approach McCain was advocating, yet we never saw Pickens get behind that, and, indeed, he seemed to poo poo McCain's plan, although it matched nearly exactly what Pickens was saying.

    While not outright cheerleading for Obama, Pickens seemed to be favoring him, if in a slightly snarky manner. Last night, I saw Pickens again on Hannity & Colmes, and at one point he said that he like Obama because he was the only one talking about being energy independent in 10 years, as Pickens is proposing.

    Now, I suspect Pickens isn't a stupid man, so he can't believe that Obama actually means this. Any idiot would know that Obama's promises are meaningless. He has no intention of ever doing anything to reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and, it won't happen with Obama in charge of it.

    Pickens seems to think that, for Obama to do this, it means he supports the natural gas as automotive fuel scenario, which Pickens sees as the only means to get to the 10 year point (and, which, I suspect, is Pickens' target for $). But, T. Boone, Obama is not going to allow the drilling required to get at those resources. He isn't going to allow drilling for oil, nor is he going to allow you to take natural gas out of the ground. Obama, if he thinks at all, thinks that we are going to reduce our dependence on foreign oil through some kind of breakthrough in battery technology, which is a massive pipe dream, as is Obama's idea that we can conserve our way to energy independence (though, I suppose if Obama keeps us in a deep recession, he might be able to shrink us to independence).

    So, what's Pickens' angle?

    Curious what you think and will find out! I'll research more and report back!

    Wednesday, November 12, 2008

    Camille Paglia - On Palin, The Media, Ayers, Dohrn

    Camille Paglia, my favorite feminist, is having some post-election buyers remorse, I think.

    She has spoken glowingly of Sarah Palin before, and she does so again today, affirming:
    "As a career classroom teacher, I can see how smart she is -- and quite frankly, I think the people who don't see it are the stupid ones, wrapped in the fuzzy mummy-gauze of their own worn-out partisan dogma. So she doesn't speak the King's English -- big whoop! There is a powerful clarity of consciousness in her eyes. She uses language with the jumps, breaks and rippling momentum of a be-bop saxophonist. I stand on what I said (as a staunch pro-choice advocate) in my last two columns -- that Palin as a pro-life wife, mother and ambitious professional represents the next big shift in feminism. Pro-life women will save feminism by expanding it, particularly into the more traditional Third World."

    Like me, she thinks the Senate is the wrong move for Palin (I think it's the kiss of death for a presidential run). Again, Paglia says:

    "What a claustrophobic, nitpicking comedown for an energetic Alaskan. Sarah Palin should stick to her governorship and just hit the rubber-chicken circuit, as Richard Nixon did in his long haul back from political limbo following his California gubernatorial defeat in 1962. Step by step, the mainstream media will come around, wipe its own mud out of its eyes, and see Palin for the populist phenomenon that she is."

    Of the Media's treatment of Obama:

    "In the closing weeks of the election, however, I became increasingly disturbed by the mainstream media's avoidance of forthright dealing with several controversies that had been dogging Obama."

    One of those controversies, Ayers/Dohrn:

    "My concern about Ayers has been very slow in developing. The mainstream media should have fully explored the subject early this year and not allowed it to simmer and boil until it flared up ferociously in the last month of the campaign.

    "Given that Obama had served on a Chicago board with Ayers and approved funding of a leftist educational project sponsored by Ayers, one might think that the unrepentant Ayers-Dohrn couple might be of some interest to the national media. But no, reporters have been too busy playing mini-badminton with every random spitball about Sarah Palin, who has been subjected to an atrocious and at times delusional level of defamation merely because she has the temerity to hold pro-life views."

    Read the whole article. Paglia should be on your must read list.


    Tuesday, November 11, 2008

    Chambliss v. Martin

    Fox5 Atlanta is reporting this morning that the Chambliss campaign is bringing in (drumroll)......John McCain (release that sigh!) to campaign in Cobb County for Chambliss.

    The Chambliss camp is characterizing the runoff here as "the first race in the 2010 election."

    I might add it's also the first test in the 2012 Presidential election (for the GOP).

    So, McCain is all well and good (seeing as he outpolled Saxby), but, if Chambliss wants real help in this run-off there are two Republicans who can really help him, and help their 2012 chances, and those would be...

    Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin.

    Governor Huckabee is actively supporting Chambliss via his HuckPac. No data available from me on appearances by the Huckster here in Georgia, but he will be needed.

    Governor Palin, though, is the most popular person in the GOP (despite anonymous operatives attempts to change that) and the only counter we really have to The One, who I fully expect to pack a football field here for Jim Martin.

    Chambliss needs to get her down here, and for an extended period of time.

    With the Dems going to steal Norm Coleman's MN seat, and a special election necessary in Alaska when Ted Stevens will have to resign, it is imperative that the GOP keep this Georgia senate seat.

    Monday, November 10, 2008

    Barack to Bush: Buh-bye Executive Orders

    Gateway Pundit has some thoughts on executive orders that BHO will be rescinding. Now that BHO has to govern, he's going to start leaving a trail.

    Let's keep track and remind voters in 2010 what this ultra-left politician has done.

    Gateway Pundit: As Promised... Obama's First Move-- Expand Abortion Rights

    Saturday, November 8, 2008

    Football break

    Ok, a while back I boldly predicted that Georgia Tech would whip UNC's ass, and that created a little stir among the family members who all attended the leftist University (admittedly, some of them before it became a bastion of left-wing thought - see, I can even make a football post political!).

    Today, UNC took its revenge on Tech with a 28-7 smackdown. Despite Tech outgaining Carolina by 100 yards, 3 turnovers, and Josh Nesbitt's bum ankle did the good guys in. Regardless of what you think about the ACC, former Navy coach Paul Johnson has done a fantastic job at Tech, with 7 wins and bowl eligibility. If Tech can beat Miami at home, 8 wins will beat Chan Gailey's 6 year average in CPJ's first season. 9 would mean a victory over Georgia, which would make Johnson a god in Tech fans' eyes.

    Elsewhere in college football today, Penn State returned to earth and gave the pollsters all the reason they need to dump them from their top 10 lists. Alabama survived at LSU, and UGA squeaked past Kentucky (ugh!).

    In the ACC, FSU survived Clemson, VT whipped Maryland (Thursday) and Wake smacked UVA. Jimmy Clausen is proving why he sucks as Notre Dame is getting whipped by BC. While Florida and Alabama have settled the SEC championship game, the ACC still belongs to anybody. Funny thing is, in this crazy season, we could see a Virginia Tech/FSU championship game (VT controls their own destiny, FSU needs a Wake Forest loss and to win out). The more things change...


    What is wrong with USA Today?

    One of the fun things about flying is you get to pick up free newspapers in airports as you wait. Today, as I enjoyed a little. Memphis BBQ, I perused the A section of the Nation's Newspaper, USA Today.

    I know times are tough for the print media, but, honestly, did USA Today need to cut costs by having morons on the editorial page. I feel sorry for Jonah Goldberg (who's writing I really enjoy), who has an insightful article in this rag today, "Election Questions No One Ever Asks', but he has to share the opinion page today with the idiots who write this other dreck.

    First, Al Neuharth, who I think is the head cheese over there, writes that he thinks McCain ought to make "Two more maverick moves." Namely, that he should introduce a Constitutional Amendment to limit the age of a president to 69, and that he should retire at the end of his term in 2010. Since Al thinks people over 69 "lose it" he thinks this is a good idea, and, I guess he thinks McCain is losing it, so he should get off the stage. Of course, Al is a good Leftist, so he wants McCain to step down so some Democrat can get that seat in 2010, and I have some better suggestions on his ageism.

    Why not have Robert Byrd or Teddy Kennedy introduce this bill? They're about a million years old? Geez, why haven't these guys left the national stage. I empathize for Teddy Kennedy, but he's been off the reservation for years, and Robert Byrd long passed from senility into late stage Alzheimers. And, the junior senator from WV is 71. Why doesn't he step down. Hey, Al, I have an idea, McCain leaves when these two leave? Think a breathing Republican can't win a senate seat in West Virginia? I'll trade the one AZ seat for 2 in WV.

    If you really want to help the country, why not introduce bills term limiting Senators and Congressmen? The path to corruption and being a profligate spender begins with re-election. So, let's limit these guys to 2 terms in the senate and 12 years in the House. Really want change - that will do some.

    In a "Post-election thoughts" article, USA Today demonstrated their ignorance by incorrectly assuming that voters who were concerned about Sarah Palin's experience ("Surveys of voters, however, showed that three-fifths thought Palin wasn't qualified to be president"), of those, 82% voted for Barack Obama. What they failed to state was that this was not the deciding factor for those voters. Either they're stupid over there (likely) or they want to smear Palin (also likely).

    USA Today also claims that there was record turnout this year. All one has to do is look at the numbers to see that about the same number of votes were cast this year as in 2004. Heck, even CNN got that right (saw that in the Situation Room as I waited today). As a percentage of voting age population, it actually went down from 2004.

    Finally, they want to claim that Liddy Dole's loss was due to her negative advertising. Hey, USA Today, her loss was because she was a crappy candidate, a largely ineffective Senator, the financial mess, and Obama's strength in NC (and, she's about 100 years old - isn't Al Neuharth happy she's gone???).

    However, in some actual aviation news, the McCain-Palin E190, chartered from Jet Blue, that Palin was using set a world record with a 2900+ mile nonstop flight from Anchorage to Buffalo to return the plane.

    Friday, November 7, 2008

    Melissa Etheridge Pissed at California Voters; Refuses to Pay Taxes

    Well, Melissa Etheridge has weighed in. She is mad that Proposition 8 passed in California, putting the kibosh on state-sanctioned gay marriage.

    The Proposition actually says:

    "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California."

    That seems pretty simple. And, apparently, it seemed pretty simple, and reasonable to the voters of California, who passed it. But, Melissa, have no fear, the 9th Circuit will strike it down, there will be a court battle, and your Obama-packed Supreme Court will (if another state's ban doesn't come before it) will divine a new right for gays to marry. So, you'll be okay, and the coarsening of society will continue only slightly abated.

    Melissa brings up the tired point of "When did it become okay to legislate morality?"

    Ummmmmm, since we started legislating.

    But, what really interests me, is Melissa seems to think she is some kind of second class citizen, and she's not going to pay taxes anymore, "Okay, so I am taking that to mean I do not have to pay my state taxes because I am not a full citizen."

    Does Joe Biden know about this?


    Thursday, November 6, 2008

    These people are stars

    In a linked report from Drudge, we are to believe that these people are "stars" and being considered for Obama's cabinet:
    1. John Kerry for State - Ugh! This is the worst. Send this guy to Turkmenistan, please, not DOS. The place is f'd up; enough without this insufferable idiot at the helm.
    2. Powell for DoD - Now we know what Powell got promised for his endorsement. I hate to break it to Powell-lovers, but I think this is a boon to Service Chiefs and big war thinkers. Plus, to the Left, what cred does the guy who made the WMD sale to the UN have?
    3. Kennedy for UN Ambassador - ok, whatever, she should fit in over there.
    4. RF Kennedy for EPA - this is certainly not a moderate choice. This is actually about the worst, an environmental whacko nut job Chavez supporter pounding US corporations for 4 years.
    5. Emanuel for COS - as long as his target is Reid/Pelosi, it's ok. Otherwise, a talented partisan hack.

    Not shaping up too good so far. Lots of Wahington insiders on this list.

    Do not

    Palin - Functioning Idiot AND Diva?

    In this report, Fox's Carl Cameron spends 5 minutes telling O'Reilly that basically Sarah Palin is an idiot who is also a prima donna. I have my doubts of the truth of these rumours, but, a few thoughts:

    1. If this is true, we are lucky this woman wasn't a heartbeat away from the button
    2. You would think some level of intelligence was required to be such a diva as she's being made out as. To hear this, she has none.
    3. What woman isn't a shopaholic?
    4. What's wrong with answering your hotel room door in a bathrobe? Not like she did it nude (not that there's anything wrong with that!)
    5. Come on, Carl, you really expect her (or anyone) to know that "American Exceptionalism" was a Wilsonian concept (maybe embodied by Wilson, but not created by him)? Now, I admit that I know what it means, but, without Wikipedia, I wouldn't know that American Exceptionalism goes back to the Revolution (and Jefferson). I was skeptical that this concept originated with Wilson. So, Carl, get YOUR facts straight.
    6. Africa isn't a country?

    My bottom line on this is until these unnamed staffers come out of the woodwork and publicly say this stuff, it's all B.S.

    You can see the video here:

    No more...

    Wednesday, November 5, 2008

    Tuesday, November 4, 2008

    Obama Wins!

    Ha! Not yet, but let's be honest, the data in Ohio doesn't look good(update - NBC calls Ohio for Obama, so start saying, President-elect Obama), nor does NC and VA, but perhaps McCain can pull a miracle in those states. Without Ohio, it doesn't matter, and I think that will be the end (Update, the end).

    Additionally, I expect Obama to take Colorado and perhaps Nevada.

    Republicans did their part in Georgia, though, giving the state to McCain and re-electing Saxby Chambliss. A filibuster proof (until the D's change the rule) majority now rests on the D's taking all the remaining seats. Wicker in MS is going to be a tough one for the Dems, and perhaps Norm Coleman can keep the joke of a jokester, Al Franken, at bay. I swear, a senate with Al Franken is going to be entertaining. Maybe he can replace Joe Biden as the laughingstock of the Senate (if he wins).

    So, a rotten night for the GOP, but, we deep down knew it would be that way.

    Later, an homage to Obama.


    Industries Dems want to kill

    This election season, the Democrats have made it clear they want to redistribute wealth. And, they will get plenty of chances, since they are targeting a few industries for extinction, among them:
    • The coal industry
    • Oil and gas companies
    • Talk Radio
    • Medical Insurers
    • The 25% of defense companies not in John Murtha's district
    • Wal-mart (and any other non-union big box stores)
    • The mainstream media (ok, these guys did it to themselves)
    • Investment Banks (with an assist from G.W. Bush)

    If you can think of any more, please let me know!


    Fairness Doctrine, here we come!

    If the Dems win control of Congress with a filibuster proof majority, and the Presidency, expect a comback of the Fairness Doctrine, and the decline of talk radio.

    However, in this piece, Chuckie Schumer leaves an out. If we're ok with pornography on the radio, perhaps we can keep conservative talk radio.

    Ok, Chuckie, I'll take the bait. I'm willing to accept the radio porno for the entertaining (and profitable) talk radio.

    See Chuckie speak:

    Voters intimidated (physically) in Philly

    Voter intimidation in Philadelphia:

    UPDATE: 2:33PM

    A little more video on our Philly situation. Maybe these guys intend to reassure voters that they will provide security. As for me, I'd feel more secure with a uniformed National Guardsman than these gentlemen.

    Election Day Thoughts

    Sitting around The Varsity last night watching the Redskins get pummelled, I was in the midst of a raft of Obama voters (black men) and it was interesting hearing them talk.

    You had the old sage discussing the days when black people couldn't get loans (because of their skin color), the young Obama advertisement getting more stories out of him and making sure everyone was aware of how "caucasions" had kept them down (note to this guy - you can call us "white"), and then their court.

    I felt that, for these folks, this election is truly historic. An Obama victory also carries a high price for Obama. He is absolutely, if he wins in big numbers and carries a couple of Southern states (GA, NC, VA), he is going to owe it to black turnout. Black voters have a lot invested in Obama, a lot more even than the Kos-led left. While Obama has spent much of the general election campaign running away from the Kossacks, he hasn't done the same to the black community. Other than throwing Jeremiah Wright under the bus, his populist message and redistributionist policies are right up this group's alley. I sense a huge desire and emotion pent up in this bloc to not extract revenge, but to finally get what they feel is their due from the Federal government, and that will be embodied by Obama, should he win.

    I'm not going to crown Obama the victor until I see something significant - like two of those three states going to him. If that happens, the election is his, and we will have to worry about the downticket candidates and whether Republicans can prevent a 60 seat majority in the Senate.

    If that doesn't happen, and, if Virginia remains too close to call, we may be in for a long night.

    This is a turnout election. There is definite energy on the Left. It must be matched on the right if there is any hope for McCain.

    If you care about:
    • Energy Prices staying low and energy independence
    • Victory in Iraq and Afghanistan
    • Staying on the offense in the War on Terror
    • Jobs in the energy industry - particularly in coal, gas, and nuclear
    • A strong and vibrant and committed military
    • Economic growth
    • Some measure of fiscal responsibility

    Get out and vote Republican. You won't get any of those things from Barack Obama. You'll get retread Leftist Democratic policies that haven't been successful anywhere they have been tried. You'll get a weaker, more France-like United States, and you'll end up with a smaller, lower morale military, and much greater public debt. If you like those things, Barack is your guy.


    Monday, November 3, 2008

    Andrew Sullivan, Yes He Can

    In an entirely unsurprising move, Andrew Sullivan endorses Obama.

    He could have saved about 2600 words by just writing, Not Bush.

    Sunday, November 2, 2008

    Barack wants to wreck coal industry

    You know what's "unbelievable?"

    That we're on the verge of electing a guy who says this kind of crap, wants to bankrupt an industry (coal) that supplies 50% of our electricity to the altar of environmentalism, and actually believes it.

    The press loves Obama. They may succeed in their mission to elect the most unqualified, dangerous, and radical man in American history.

    YOU can stop them.


    Saturday, November 1, 2008

    State of the race...

    This election season, because Barack's got more money than God, and because of a "righteous wind at their back" here in Georgia, we are getting to see ads this season like never before.

    I haven't seen too many Obama ads, but I saw the first one tonight. The blatant dishonesty and misrepresentations in this ad make me wish someone would just use that race card, if it's so damn effective (it must be, as scared of it as they are).

    But, it's not really Barack's ads that have me angry. There's enough truth in those to make them acceptable, and we're doing it to him, too. No, what really makes me mad are the ads the Dems are running for their Senate candidate, the completely empty (and probably plaid) suited Jim Martin. Most of these are DSCC ads, and they are blatantly false, for example, accusing Saxby Chambliss of wanting to add a 23% sales tax to everyone's taxes. This is a misrepresentation of Chambliss's support of the Fair Tax (which would replace the income tax). Of course, Chambliss may learn that no good deed goes unpunished, like his participation in the energy gang of 10, or his vote for the bailout, which he is also being battered about.

    As I said at the time (though, apparently not here), the GOP should have called Reid/Pelosi/Obama's bluff, and made the Dems pass the bailout without a single GOP vote (I expect the RINO's could have safely supported it, but no red state rep should have been asked to vote for this monstrosity) then we would be bashing them about the hands and face with it.

    Finally, if Chambliss is defeated,or barely survives, red state congressmen need to understand that they play with Democrats at their own risk. I hate to be the bearer of bad news to these idiots, but, the Dems play bipartisanship one way - their way.

    I don't understand why we continue to fail to learn that. Maybe a few years in the wilderness will drive that message home.

    Steyn on Auntie Z

    Mark Steyn says it all about Auntie Z:

    "One thing you can say for certain is that Aunt Zeituni's deportation order will never be enforced. Demanding proof of identity at polling stations, requiring address verification for credit-card contributions, getting hung up on foreigners donating to candidates, enforcing deportation orders ... To raise such footling technicalities as "the law" is racist and so, in a squeamish politically correct culture, we let it slide, even as it corrupts the integrity of the democratic process and the defining act of a free society."


    Obama and his Aunt

    Barack Obama is a guy who thinks we're all "selfish" for not wanting to pay higher taxes, who thinks the government is the solution to every problem, and who thinks amnesty for illegal immigrants is part of a solution to the immigration problem.

    His running mate made $2.5M the last ten years and gave $3.6k to charity. He and Michelle made over $4M last year and found a way to give $240k to charities ( about 5%) - none of it at home.

    So, maybe his treatment of his half-aunt ("Barack Obama's aunt, a Kenyan woman who has been quietly living in public housing in Boston, is in the United States illegally after an immigration judge rejected her request for asylum four years ago, The Associated Press has learned.") is just what we should expect.

    After all, she's apparently not receiving any "charity" from the Obama, she's here illegally, and she's taking advantage (illegally) of one of those government programs that the left so adores.

    So, if you want to know what kind of an America Obama wants for YOU, just look at how he treats his own relations.


    Barack Tells Objectivists Where to Stick it...

    In a not-so-thinly-veiled remark today, Barack Obama told Objectivists where to stick their philosophy:

    "The point is, though, that -- and it’s not just charity, it’s not just that I want to help the middle class and working people who are trying to get in the middle class -- it’s that when we actually make sure that everybody’s got a shot – when young people can all go to college, when everybody’s got decent health care, when everybody’s got a little more money at the end of the month"

    "John McCain and Sarah Palin they call this socialistic. You know I don’t know when, when they decided they wanted to make a virtue out of selfishness."

    Take that, you crazy Randians!

    Still want to vote for Bob Barr or sit it out and elect this tool?