Saturday, September 11, 2010

Why Didn't Obama Punch Rev. Wright in the Face?

Leave me a comment on this, please? I think that it's a great point-- and if it makes sense, email it out, please.

Okay-- imagine that the week after the worst terrorist attack in world history, in which almost 3,000 of your countrymen were murdered you were in church and the pastor began telling the parishioners that the United States brought it on itself. That we deserved it. That America deserved to be damned by God.

Imagine he's saying this, complete with foul language, in front of your young children. He's saying that your country deserved the vicious assault and that your countrymen just got in the way.

Wouldn't you punch that pompous asshole in the face?

I'm not being sarcastic here. If you were in church and you heard that from the pulpit, wouldn't you calmly get up, roll up your sleeves and punch him over the altar?

Or at least walk out?

Why didn't then-State Senator Barack Obama do this to Reverend Jeremiah Wright? He would have been hailed as a hero and had the self-satisfaction of sticking up for the murdered. Why didn't he at least gather up his family, give the preacher the finger and walk out, never to return again?

Or at least demand an apology?

Yet Obama did none of that. Instead, he mumbled some comments to the news about how we had to understand the al Qaeda terrorists and how poverty was partly to blame.

So once again, and I'm asking you the reader to answer and get your friends and family to answer:

Should Obama have punched Wright in the face?


Originally posted September 11, 2009

We Should be Ashamed

Exactly nine years ago to the minute, hundreds of people were dying. Many died of burns, trauma, or smoke inhalation. Just minutes later would almost 3,000 in total be murdered by an imperialist attack by the forces of Islamist terrorism. People jumped from the Towers in order to not suffer burns any longer-- people walked stunned over the Brooklyn Bridge-- over 200 firefighters did not return home.

And few remember.

We should be ashamed of ourselves. In the days following the attacks of September 11th, 2001, some of the most parroted lines were "Lest we forget" and "Never forget." By the end of 2005 it was apparent that the majority of Americans had forgotten, or just did not care.

Think about the resolve of the 90% of Americans who stood up to call for a blistering attack on the center of Islamist terrorism. That not only meant the Taliban, but state sponsors, like Iraq, Iran, and Syria. Time had come to finally destroy those who had funded this type of murder for decades.

Do you remember how idiotic the 10% of the rest of the country looked when they opposed attacking Osama? Those people formed the core of the anti-Iraq War detractors and the Kerry '04 and Obama '08 campaigns. They are just as stupid now as they were while Ground Zero was still smoldering.

President Bush made a roaring and strong speech just nine days after the attack, showing just what we had to do. Americans were supportive of it then, when we actually remembered the attack:    





We're really so concerned that three terrorists were waterboarded? We're so concerned that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the planner of the deaths of 3,000 Americans and the decapitator of Daniel Pearl, had a gunshot fired near him to scare him? I don't care. He murdered thousands of innocent people. I just don't care about him getting waterboarded, and neither should you.

We whine so much about the tools which prevented the next attack. We are disgusted by the lessons learned from the attacks.

Say what you want about George W. Bush, but he kept his promises. He promised that he wouldn't forget. He promised that he would make sure to avenge September 11th, 2001, and make sure that it would not reoccur on his watch.

He kept his word-- that is his legacy.  



Originally posted September 11, 2009



Thursday, September 9, 2010

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

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Monday, August 30, 2010

Proof: Democrats at Fault for the Recession

Claims have been bandied about that President Bush was at fault for the economic down-turn that began in late 2007.  Until now, Democrats have pointed the finger at our 43rd President, stating that he single-handedly pushed our nation to the brink of economic collapse.  That stops today.  Examining unemployment, national debt data, and GDP growth, the truth becomes clear and apparent.  President Bush was not at fault for the recession we are in.  The Democrats who took over Congress in 2007 are.

From 1995 to January of 2007, Republicans held at least one house of Congress.  However, in the 2006 mid-term elections, Democrats won control of both the House and Senate.  They took their new offices in January, 2007.  Soon after that time until now, the United States has entered a deep recession, often attributed to President Bush.  However, examining the actions of the Democratic Congress and the effects that came, the truth is revealed.

Unemployment is a figure that commands the attention of everyone, from the rich to the poor.  Examining its data seems the logical place to start.  While President Bush and Republicans controlled Congress, unemployment stayed around 5%, increasing by slightly over 1% after 9/11, from 4.7% to 6.3% in January of 2002.  However, it eventually fell to 4.1% by the time of the November 2006 election.  After Democrats took office, they passed incredibly expensive new bills, including raising minimum wage and the CLEAN Energy Act.

Under the Democrats, unemployment started to balloon.  It stated to climb, rising past 4.5%, past 5%, past 6%, and past 6.5%, all the way to 8.5% by the time they had been in office for just two years.  By then, President Obama had been inaugurated, and unemployment continued to rise as spending increased.  This chart explains, in depth, the bills Democrats passed, and the effects they had from November 2006-March 2010 (click for a sharper, bigger image):
As you can see, the massive new spending that has been taking place from 2007-the present has had a major effect on unemployment.

A large National Debt data is also something that Democrats like to blame President Bush for.  However, examining our debt as a percent of our GDP shows the truth again.  This number sounds complicated, but in fact it is pretty simple.  "Our debt as a percent of our GDP" simply means that if our GDP is $100 and our debt is $60, then our "debt as a percent of our GDP" is 60%.  From 2001-2007 (when Republicans left office), the percent of our debt grew from 57.4% to 65.6%, or 8.8% (around 1.2% a year).  Though the number did rise, you must take into account 9/11, the devastation from Hurricane Katrina, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.  Further, from 2005-2007, it slowed to an average of .5% per year, which means it may have began to go down in the near future.

Then Democrats took office.  In their first full year in office, the debt as a percent of GDP rose 4.6%, from 65.6% to 70.2%.  The next year was even more astounding, as the percent rose 15.9%, to 86.1%.  So far this year, the percent is up another 5% to 91.1%.  This graph explains in greater detail (click for a better image):
See the huge spike on the right side?  That's when Democrats took control of Congress.

The growth of our very economy is also very important to examine.  Under President Bush and the Republican Congress, our GDP grew on average around 3%, peaking in the fall of 2003 to nearly 7%.  The GDP only decreased in the immediate aftermath of 9/11, and that was only for one quarter.

Then Democrats took Congress.  At the beginning of 2008, our GDP sharply dropped.  By the end of 2008, it was retracting at a rate of almost 7%.  This graph shows everything in more detail (click for a bigger, sharper image):
The fall in growth under Democrats is amazing.

Examining this data, there can only be one conclusion: the United States entered our recession as the result of the Democratic takeover of Congress in 2007.  The truth is out.  Once again, the Democratic strategy of blaming President Bush for everything is revealed to be a lie.  It is quite possible that the only way to remedy the recession we are in is to once again elect a Republican majority.

The truth is out.

-- Mike


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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Is Glenn Beck Running for President?

It's not just spending, it's not just taxes, it's not just corruption, it is progressivism, and it is in both parties. It is in the Republicans and the Democrats.

Glenn Beck, one of the nation's most listened to radio and television personality, has been busy lately. Yesterday, he and 2008 VP candidate and former Governor Sarah Palin held a rally together, telling the audience of thousands to 'restore America's honor.' He has been spearheading the "9.12 Project" in recent months, where he pleads with Americans to return to a 'simpler, more moral' time in our history. Mr. Beck has also been heavily tied to the Tea Party. Are these isolated incidents, as Beck used to say, or are they tied to a grander scheme?  Is Glenn Beck running for President?

Haley Up Big in South Carolina

 The Republican candidate for governor of South Carolina, Nikki Haley, has opened a wide lead over her Democratic opponent. Haley won a huge primary victory over multiple opponents despite all of the slander leveled against her. Her victory would make her the second Indian-American governor in American history. The poll is from Rasmussen, the most accurate national pollster.

Haley (R): 52%
Sheheen (D): 36%
Other/und: 12%


Up by 16%
Haley's numbers simply show that she's cruising towards an easy victory. Not only is she above 50% but Sheheen can't even break 40%. It would also appear that all of the accusations of misdoing have not stuck and Haley's former role in the administration of Governor Mark Sanford.

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Hayworth Won't Concede

This might seem a little out of place, but alas it's true. Senator John McCain beat former Congressman JD Hayworth in Tuesday's primaries, yet it appears that Hayworth still will not concede the race. The race was particularly long and nasty, with both sides injecting personal barbs. However, this appears to be one of the weirder parts of the fight.

Sanders told POLITICO Hayworth had no plans of calling McCain. A message seeking an explanation on why was not immediately returned.
 One has to wonder if Hayworth believes that he lost the race legitimately or if there was something fishy going on. No evidence of this, but perhaps JD thinks there's something out there. Furthermore, he might be upset about the amount of money McCain spent on the race. Still, it could be a prelude to another bid for office.

According to the article Hayworth would not concede after he lost the 2006 race to a Democrat. So do you believe that Hayworth should or will concede? What would you do in this situation?

Thursday, August 26, 2010

"Hot" Russian Spy Poses for Russian Magazine

The blogosphere was a light several months ago when news of hot Russian spy Anna Chapman broke. She was subsequently deported and now she's posing for the Russian news. The original site isn't too helpful, though:

Переговоры об эксклюзивном интервью проводились в течение нескольких недель. В итоге Анна приняла участие в фотосессии, но по настоянию своего руководства из Службы внешней разведки отказалась после съемки давать интервью.

Зато с каким очевидным удовольствием и, похоже, знанием дела Чапман позировала перед камерами! От каждого ее телодвижения пахло такой отточенной сексуальностью, что создавалось впечатление, будто Аня не раз участвовала в сессиях для мужских журналов.







Original:
http://lifenews.ru/news/35734

Senator Murkowski Can Still Win in Alaska.

NEWSFLASH: Joe Miller is not the victor in Alaska.

For some unknown reason, everyone wants to declare Joe Miller the victor in Alaska, despite the fact that thousands of absentee ballots have yet to be counted, and thousands of absentee ballots have yet to arrive. Why is about everyone so eager to declare Miller the winner? It is not like we are in real danger of losing Alaska this November....to a Democrat.

According to Alaska's Board of Election's website, 100% of Precincts have reported their tallies to the secretary of state, and the election results are even tighter than it was yesterday morning:

Joe Miller - 47,027 - 50.90%.
Murkowski - 45,359 - 49.10%.
Difference - 1,668 votes - 1.80%.

At last count - 7,600 absentee ballots out of 16,000 requested have been returned, and Dave Dittman, a pollster out of Anchorage, put the number of GOP ballots at about 5,000. Meaning about 65% of all absentee ballots are Republican ballots, and that we can expect close to 10,000 GOP votes if 15,400 absentee's are returned. And so on and so forth.

As of now Ms.Murkowski needs 67% of all absentee's (out of 5,000), but when votes from really rural areas of the state, and Military votes from overseas trickle in, the necessary percentage of votes needed for victory in the Murkowski camp will slowly decline (say 10,000 GOP absentee's come in, Murkowski would only need to capture 59% of the uncounted vote).

This race is not over.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Primary Mania Predictions - August 24, 2010.

Today is Primary Mania in the United States of America, especially in Republican precincts, and as such, I decided to compile a list of the more interesting battles that are unfolding across the United States today, and offer my personal predictions. Please feel free to comment, and if you reside in any of the Primary states - Alaska, Arizona, and Florida - please get out there and vote.

Alaska's Senatorial Republican Primary

Senator Lisa Murkowski will defeat Joe Miller, who is backed by Sarah Palin and Tea Party groups by a 60-40% margin. Closer than expected, but a Murkowski win nonetheless.

Arizona's Senatorial Republican Primary

Senator John McCain will defeat Congressman JD Hayworth by a 70-25% margin, with a third lesser known candidate receiving the rest. Both have received the endorsement of Conservative individuals and organizations in Arizona, but Tea Partiers have mostly stayed out of the Primary.

Arizona's 3rd Congressional Repblican Primary

Will the Republican voters of Arizona's 3rd congressional district support attorney Ben Quayle, State Senator Pamela Gorman, or Paradise Valley Mayor, Vernon Parker? I personally have no idea who will win today, but I'm doubtful it will be the son of Vice-President Quayle, as a sex scandal has embroiled his campaign.

Florida's Gubernatorial Republican Primary

This Primary battle is nasty. Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum and Businessman Rick Scott have been tearing at one-another for the past few weeks via television advertisements. I support the Attorney General due to his very conservative record, and according to a recent poll of close to 800 Republicans: 39% (a plurality) of GOP voters do as well. But this race is up in the air.

-- Tim K.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Shocking: Supporters of Ground Zero Mosque to Protest on September 11th

This is a slap in the face. The supporters of the Ground Zero Mosque are planning something that is insulting to everyone who suffered in the September 11th atrocities. In a crass move, a protest is planned on the ninth anniversary of the murders even as the site's Twitter feed asks for contributions:

The Cordoba Initiative needs your help!!! Please donate on our website and help support our programs that focus on [peace, tolerance, and understanding!]
The protests come as those against the project will also be speaking out:

Muslim and Arab-American groups will meet later this week to discuss how to mark the anniversary, which could coincide with the Muslim holiday marking the endof the holy month of Ramadan, Eid al-Fitr.


"We're not going to do (a rally) across the street. That's not the approach that we're doing," said Linda Sarsour, the director of the Arab American Association of New York.


She said the coalition is considering a large community service project, interfaith dinner and other events to promote understanding.


This Sunday, groups for and against the centre are also planning marches in downtown Manhattan.
This is a seriously bad idea to have a protest on that day in lower Manhattan, even with a cultural dinner and other related ideas. The march will also serve to marginalize the moderate Islamic community, seeming like the mosque is being forced upon us on September 11th, of all days.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Obama's Dumbest Moment by Far

I try not to be too much of a cynic. Even with President Obama, you have to try and give every person at least the tiniest benefit of the doubt. However, in the last 24 hours he has said perhaps the dumbest, most idiotic things of his short political career. And I know-- that's saying a lot.

Obama has come out in support of the Ground Zero mosque idea, despite many of the victims of the September 11th, 2001 atrocities families being against the plan. Apparently he has moved to the left of even Governor Paterson, who tried to move the mosque away from the sacred ground.


"We must all recognise and respect the sensitivities surrounding the development of lower Manhattan, Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground. But let me be clear, as a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as anyone else in this country.

"That includes the right to build a place of worship and a community centre on private property in lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakeable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are."

Apparently it's all the rage for the Left to defend the mosque. But God forbid a cross going up on or near public property. Or forbid a cultural center that isn't politically correct. Let's hope they're not building a church or a war memorial near the school, or it might offend someone.

President Obama's said some really stupid things in the last several years. However, this is a direct slap in the face to survivors of the horrific tragedy and furthermore show how far we have come as a country in those nine years. So far that even our own President and Mayor of New York can forget the lessons and pain of that terrible day.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Feingold Continues to Trail in Wisconsin Race.

Democratic Senator Russ Feingold continues to trail rightwing Republican Businessman Ron Johnson in the state of Wisconsin, according to a new poll from Rasmussen Reports. Johnson is a lifelong man of business, and his unexpected strength against Senator Feingold, a lifelong politician from a state that is definitely progressive, has been well documented by Jumping in Pools over the past few months (last link is to latest poll):
June 22 - Feingold vs. Johnson:

Russ Feingold (D) - 46%.
Ron Johnson (R) - 45%.
Other/Undecided - 9%.

July 29 - Feingold vs. Johnson:

Ron Johnson (R) - 48%.

Russ Feingold (D) - 46%.
Other/Undecided - 6%.
August 11 - Feingold vs. Johnson:

Ron Johnson (R) - 47%.
Russ Feingold (D) - 46%.
Other/Undecided - 7%.

As you can see, Senator Feingold's support hasn't increased or decreased in two months, while Mr.Johnson's support has remained the same, besides for a few fence sitters that are currently leaning in his direction. And with the election just under 12 weeks/3 months from now, both Senator Feingold and Mr.Johnson should beg for a major/huge scandal to break, or else the results of this election cannot and will not be known until election night.

-- Tim K.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Yahoo! News Declares: Anyone Against Ground Zero Mosque an 'Ignorant Bigot'

No bias in the media, huh?  Why don't you swing by Yahoo! News and read the excrement that they are shoveling.  If I may quote their bile in a "story" by "journalist" Bobby Ghosh:

The last legal hurdle to the proposed Islamic center near the site of the World Trade Center has been removed, but ignorance, bigotry and politics are more formidable obstacles...Criticism spans the gamut, from the ill-informed anguish of those who mistakenly view Islam as the malevolent force that brought down the towers to the ill-considered opportunism of right-wing politicians who see Islam as an easy target.
Ill-informed anguish?  Mr. Ghosh, if you are referring to people who lost their family in 9/11 and are still anguished by it, I suggest you stop demeaning them.

Right-wing opportunists?  Apparently, Mr. Ghosh cannot actually refute the truthful claims of 9/11 victims' families, so instead he seeks to insult them.  How about you look at Feisal Abdul Rauf off the bat, and leave 9/11 families alone?  How about you get a life and a soul and have some compassion instead of peddling drivel and lies, Mr. Ghosh?

This man is no journalist.  Anyone who insults 9/11 families and calls them ignorant bigots is scum, nothing more.

-- Michael.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Obama Approval Scrapes 40%

 Barack Obama's supporters are falling precipitously-- and that's not from a poll from Fox or Rasmussen. Instead, left-leaning USA Today partnered with Gallup to create a new job performance poll. And they must not have liked what they saw.

Approve: 41%
Disapprove: 53%

President Obama's job approval is sinking swiftly-- and even worse for him, his disapproval is now peaking over 50%. Looks like we'll need another $6 trillion in stimulus spending to counteract this, stat!

And conveniently, the article in USA Today has the poll snuck near the bottom so most casual readers would have missed it. It was stuck under other more bad news for Obama-- that people disapprove of his handling of the War in Afghanistan with just 36%.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Obama Disapproval Reaches New High

 For those who are still interested to see if President Obama has any supports left-- check out the new poll average from Real Clear Politics. According to their tracker, the President's disapproval rating has reached its highest rating yet.


Approval: 45.7%
Disapproval: 49.0%

Rasmussen has the President's disapproval at a high 56% while Time, which is infamous for left-leaning polls, has him at "only" 45%. It should also be noted that Time is the only of the major polls that have Obama with more approving than disapproving.

So when we get the repeal of the Bush tax cuts and the economy tanks, how many people are going to approve then? Or if we get a job-killing, energy-price-spiking cap and tax bill, how many people will be happy? Or when people have to pay new taxes to pay for ObamaCare? Or when Iran gets the bomb?

Friday, June 4, 2010

Interview with Sharron Angle, Republican Candidate for Senate in Nevada

Today we are honored to have Sharron Angle answer some of our questions. Ms. Angle is running for the Republican nomination for Senate in Nevada and hopes to bring down Harry Reid this November. Ms. Angle is widely celebrated by the Tea Party movement in her state and has recently shot up in the polls; feel free to visit her campaign site here. Ms. Angle's main opponent, Sue Lowden, was also interviewed by Jumping in Pools recently. I'd like to personally thank Ms. Angle for an excellent interview:


Why are you the best choice for Nevada?

I have the training and I am battle tested. I have a proven record that Nevadans and Americans can trust. It is not what I say I will do, but what I have done and will continue to do after I am elected to the US Senate. I honor both the law and the oath and will reject back door deals and closed secret meetings. I fully support the US Constitution. My work in the Nevada State Legislature demonstrates that I have a reputation of my word being my bond. One specific example is the vote I cast against the split roll property taxes that violated Nevada’s constitutional uniform and equal property tax provision. My vote was the only vote cast for the protection of the Nevada Constitution. My overall political philosophy is that proper government exists only by the consent of the governed and government must be restrained from intruding into the freedoms of its citizens. In the Nevada State Legislature, I consistently fought for smaller and more efficient government, traditional values, lower taxes and the right of the people to vote and petition.

What is your opinion of the illegal immigration laws in Arizona?

I support the Arizona law. If the federal government will not enforce the federal law, we must do it at the State level.

What are your feelings on Sue Lowden?

Mrs. Lowden has regrettably chosen to go against her very own pledge to not say anything negative about a fellow Republican. This race is not about picking each other apart. It is about defeating Reid. I look forward to her support after the primary should I win.

What is your opinion of the Tea Parties that have swept the country over the last year?

I am endorsed by the Tea Party Express. I fully support the goal to unite conservative Americans against the takeover of our Country by the extreme left agenda.

The Health Care Bill that President Obama and Democrats in Congress passed, even though the majority of the American public opposed it. Do you believe that politicians should listen to their constituents?

Yes.

Is there an important issue that you believe the Obama Administration is ignoring?

We must balance our budget, cut taxes and stop the spending.

Anything more you would like to add?

My record has been carefully scrutinized by over 40 organizations and individuals who have given me their endorsement. These include Mark Levin, Lars Larsen, Phyllis Schlafly, Pat Boone, Gun Owners of America, Tea Party Express, Veterans in Politics, Freedom Works, Nevada Concerned Citizens, Nevada Republican Assembly, Nevada Homeschool Network and several others. I am the only candidate who can bring a coalition of willing people to defeat Harry Reid. I have run a clean campaign and will be able to bring Republicans back together in united front to retire Reid.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Interview With Ben Quayle, Son of Dan Quayle and Candidate for Congress


 Today we are honored to have Ben Quayle answer our questions. Mr. Quayle is not only the son of former-Vice President Dan Quayle, but a politician as well. Ben Quayle is running for Congress in Arizona's 3rd District; he is also an accomplished attorney. Feel free to check out his campaign site here. I'd like to personally thank Mr. Quayle for an excellent interview:


Mr. Quayle, why are you the best choice for Arizona's Third District?

I am not a career politician. I am not going to Washington to rub elbows with lobbyists. I will represent our conservative values in the 3rd district with integrity and energy.

What plans do you have to help the United States health care system?

First, we have to repeal Obamacare. We don't need more burdens on business and bureaucrats making decisions that doctors and patients should be making. We need real reform and lower costs. We need to allow Americans to purchase insurance across State lines. We need tort reform to prevent frivolous lawsuits from driving up costs. We need to allow Americans to choose their own coverage and make insurance companies compete for their business.

What are your feelings on illegal immigration? How can we fix it?

The first priority is to secure the border. President Obama and Speaker Pelosi have failed in their responsibility to protect us. They have made a greater political effort to bring the masterminds of 9/11 to the United States than they have to keep drug smugglers, illegal aliens, and would-be terrorists out of the United States. We need border security now.

Your father was Vice President under George H.W. Bush. What lessons about politics have you learned from him?

I learned the value of integrity, discipline, and hard work from my father. Politics can be tough, but you have to stand up for what is right, stay focused, and get the job done.

If elected, would you consider a run for President in several years, be it 2012 or later?

My only ambition in politics is to represent the 3rd district and meet the challenges to our country we face today. I am not a career politician, and this job isn't a stepping stone. We have get this country on the right track: get spending under control, secure the border and restore America's leadership in the world. That's what I am focused on.

Are there any important issues that you believe that the Administration is ignoring?

I think the national debt and the continuing deficit is the greatest challenge we face and the Administration and Congress are do worse than ignoring it, they are making it worse with the reckless spending spree that they are on. We need to cut spending now before we become Greece.

Would you like to add anything?

Thank you for allowing me to post on your site. To all your readers, I urge you to get involved in this election. Find a conservative to support and work hard to elect that person. This is a critical election. We have stark choice: Democrats, Debt, dependency and decline or Republicans, prosperity, traditional values and national strength. We can take our country back.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Jesse Jackson, Jr. to Back Kirk in IL Senate Race?

Alexi Giannoulias's road to replace Barack Obama in the Senate from Illinois has just gotten even rockier. Not only is popular GOP Congressman Mark Kirk running against him, but his family's bank was seized by the government on suspicions of corruption. And now Democratic Congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr. may actually back Kirk.

Yes, the son of Jesse Jackson might back a Republican.

Politico is reporting this as it becomes obvious that Giannoulias may actually lose in this very blue state.

“I like Alexi Giannoulias, but I have great respect for Mark Kirk and his service to the people of Illinois,” Jackson told POLITICO.

Jackson and Kirk work together on the House Appropriations Committee, on which both are senior members of the subcommittee that provides foreign aid.
Let the games begin.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Republican gains in Hawaii are dramatic.

Hawaii's first congressional district is now in Republican hands, and Washington Democrats are sure to be planning "firing squads"for Colleen Hanabusa and Ed Case; the two Democrats who split the 100,000 Democratic vote, opening the path for Charles Djou, a certified Conservative.

Now I expect most Democrats and Liberals to blame Charles Djou's "victory" on the Democratic split, and on Hawaii's unique special election format. However, that would be a distraction from the real picture: Charles Djou increased Republican votes by more than 75% during a special election.

Don't believe me? Wrap your mind around these statistics:

2008 congressional election 

(D) Abercrombie - 154,208 - 70.6%
(R) Steve Tataii - 38,115 - 17.4%
Other/Blank vote - 25,963 - 11.9%

2010 special election

(R) Charles Djou - 67,610 - 39.4%
(D) Democrats - 100,193 - 58.4%
Other/Blank vote - 3,614 - 2.2%

Charles Djou not only benefited from a "Democratic split" between Moderates and Liberals, but he increased the amount of Republican votes in Hawaii's first congressional district by 29,000 votes or by 75%, in a special election. That's a dramatic shift in just 18 months.

If Republicans can increase their vote total by 75% in Hawaii; a well known bastion of Democrat policies (exempting traditional marriage, which Hawaiians feel strongly about) and politicians, than what can Republicans do in Arkansas, North Dakota, Arizona and Nevada; states where Democrats are on the decline?

Congressman Djou's successful campaign increased Republican votes by 75% during a special congressional election, when most voters stay home (54% of registered voters participated in this special election). What will happen across America in November; when the American public declares liberalism dead on review? We can only hope, but I'm optimistic.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

More Leftwing Blame on Tea Partiers for the Times Square Bombing

 I know that no one gets tired of this, but we have some brilliant-- and I mean brilliant comments off of the left-wing site Crooks and Liars. So the original post said this:

You know, I don't want to jump to conclusions here, because that would make me too much like Matt Drudge. But if the car bomber was indeed a white guy in his 40s who didn't know the difference between ammonium nitrate and plain old fertilizer, I'm thinking it's gotta be a Beck Patriot who was trying to water the tree of liberty with... the blood of random Times Square tourists.

Okay, pretty stupid, right?

Now some of the fabulous comments:

They are getting more like the Taliban by the day. Know the American Taliban leaders by their dark suit uniforms, the lapel pin, the hair, the part out of the side of their heads [how do they do that?], the shoes [apparently very important cult symbol].

Tribal members are a bit harder to identify, but it gets easier with practice. It's real easy if you use racial profiling simply because they are almost all white, not that i'm advising this is any way!
It's real easy if you use age profiling simply because they are middle age or older [plus a few of their offspring]. There are a lot of members that thought they were going to be rich by following Bush down his rabbit hole, and they're crazy that they were thwarted.
Nothing makes the narcissist crazier than getting busted.

And:

$20 says it's a Teabagger wingnut... anyone who finds 'hope' in Sarah Palin and fears Obama's Socialistic agenda is likely smart enough to strap their Timex travel alarm clock to a bag of Turfbuilder Plus

and:


What Anti American party has been calling for the failure of this Presidency, what party is GUILTY of having this Country ATTACKED on its watch, what Party LIED us into a WAR, what party does NOT want the TRAILS held in New York, what party LIES ,Misinforms and manipulates the Truth on a daily bases, what party left us with a 1 Trillion dollar deficit, what party Socialized losses and Privatized Profits, what party every day Preaches, Talks and wants Nothing but HATRED and FEAR, what party want the PLUTOCRACY of America, oh their CRIMES are many more to include the present OIL SPILL in the GULZF with a typical RIGHT WING COWARDLY response.
I give you the GUTLES, SPINELESS, COWARDLY Right Wing Wackos called republicans and their Fear and Hate mongering tea baggers (hey Idiot tea baggers were are your drill baby drill tee shirts now you spineless racist Nazis, and like all good SPINELESS republicans these COWARDS will find away to blame everyone but themselves.
The bomber will be a Right Wing Wacko, who has ties to the republican party and the tea baggers. Please note Wacko Right Wing immediately reported it was the middle east. Look for some of the cameras not to be working and the tapes to be lost or damaged Right Wing Wacko land is now in Damage control mode. This was and is a attempt by the Right Wing to discredit the President and put the Plutocrats in direct POWER. The right wing machine is a SELL OUT Machine.

and:
they hate that a president is a black man even worse than they hate that he's a dem. then he turns out to be a fucking raygun dem bipartisanshit-seeking corporatist of the highest order.
many are pissed off, but the special kind of car-bomb pissed off belongs to rethuglyKKKans.
they are racists, not just crazy. it's an ugly word for an ugly, irrational mental disorder. it is also the truth.

and finally:


Fertilizer, gun locker, firecrackers and alarm clocks. It screams rightwing idiot to me. No self respecting terrorist would be that stupid.

Wow. It's almost like I wish I was a caricature of a right-winger and couldn't read.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

HuffPo Comments: Tea Party, Palin, Behind NYC Car Bomb

A hat tip to JWF, whose website has a similar story. However, I've found some fairly incendiary comments from our friends at the Huffington Post-- blaming the Tea Party movement even before the NYPD announces the name of a suspect. The comments are from the story on a bomb scare in Pittsburgh.


If you have a weak stomach regarding the HuffPo losers, you may want to turn away.







These are from the story about the investigation on the Times Square bomb:





Lance Orton: Profile of a Hero

 There were a lot of heroes in the defusing of the car bomb in Times Square last night and this morning. They include the police chief Ray Kelly, the bomb squad, the NYPD, and the FDNY. However, all of their efforts would have been in vain if not for one man.

A t-shirt vendor who tipped off the police.

This man has been talked about now in the NY Times, with a little bit about this hero who does not want to be named. A nametag identifies him as Lance Orton.

A little about his actions:

“I’m not going to say nothing, I’m not going to say nothing,” he said when first approached by a gaggle of reporters.

As he walked down the street, employees from Junior’s restaurant stood outside applauding him. He briefly entered the restaurant before heading toward 44th Street.

He walked with a limp, had a cane, wore a white fedora and had a hoop earring in his right ear.

When asked if he was proud of his actions, he said: “Of course, man. I’m a veteran. What do you think?”

Hero.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Puerto Rico politics and Glenn Beck.

When I turn on Glenn Beck each morning for the latest and greatest news on talk radio: I never expect to hear about Puerto Rico for 60 consecutive minutes, forcing me to turn off my radio. It could just be me, but I really have no problem with Puerto Rico becoming our 51st state - if the Congressional legislation is written right, which the current legislation is not.

What's the problem with Glenn Beck? Well, he doesn't like how the legislation is written, or how the legislation will be forcing Puerto Ricans to choose between two unpopular choices - Statehood or the unusual Independence. I agree with Glenn Beck on both of his grievances, but if Congress were to rewrite the legislation, I would without a doubt support a 51st Puerto Rican state.

Wouldn't the State of Puerto Rico lead to millions of new Democratic votes? The idiot would yell "yes!" from rooftops, but Puerto Rico isn't a simple commonwealth. Like our other territories, Puerto Rico has a mixture of the two national major political parties and three local parties, one of which is called theNew Progressive Party.

Sounds like a radical progressive bunch? You'd be mistaken, see the New Progressive Party was established when several local Republicans were agitated with the Republican Party of Puerto Rico over a lack of firm commitment for statehood. It might surprise some, but the party was and is the dominant Conservative party, and their purpose is simple: Achieve statehood through any means possible.

Still unconvinced? Please look up Puerto Rico's Republican Governor Luis Fortuno, a fiscal Conservative who has been fighting the good fight against labor unions, state employees and government spending. Fortuno is also the Chairman of the Progressive Party, though his allegiance lies with Republicans. In all honesty, Fortuno is such a Conservative - he's been mentioned as a potential Republican candidate for President in 2012.

Overall a Puerto Rican state would benefit both Republicans and Democrats, especially if their popular Republican Governor ran for US Senate or the House of Representatives, and though I support their current efforts for statehood, I do not approve of their methods, thus I will not support the legislation being debated this afternoon in Washington.



--Tim K.

Monday, April 26, 2010

An In-depth Look at how Obama has Slowed U.S. Economic Recovery

You may here data saying that the United States is making a rebound economically, with reports citing unemploymentnot rising and the American GDP increasing.  Hearing these sound-bites, devoid of context, some might think that the United States is recovering brilliantly under President Obama.  But I hate to be the one to break it to them, but there are reasons the U.S. economy is recovering, and it's no thanks to President Obama.

Before I go into the data I will state second things from the outset:  first, the information I am using are facts from the International Monetary Fund and the Bureau of Labor Statistics(aggregated through this website).  Second, the United States' economy is resilient, and despite President Obama badly damaging it, it will recover.

Unemployment


Easily the most obvious failure of the Obama Administration is employment.  Way back in his first month in office, the President promised that, if his stimulus bill was passed, that unemployment would not rise about 8%.  As everyone from Main Street to Wall Street knows, he broke his promise.

But even more damning is the unemployment compared to the four Presidents before him. *Author's note, it was difficult to get raw data pre-1980, so that is why the graphs will begin with President Reagan.  Take a look at it:



I bet you can guess who's President on the far right.  Feel free to look at the data here.  The graph is a compilation of yearly unemployment averages.  In fact, the average unemployment under Obama is greater than the highest single year of the last 30 years.


What people need to realize is that when the MSM states that unemployment is down X percent, that it is all relative.  The thing is, unemployment never even should have been that high in the first place.  You will see this trend as the article continues.

GDP


Few economists talk about the GDP of the United States, normally.  They talk it in respect to the President only when it is "rising."  But once again, this is a relative matter.  For example, if the national GDP is $10 trillion and it climbs to $12 trillion, it increases by $2 trillion, but only 20%.  Yet if the U.S. GDP is $1 trillion and it goes to $2 trillion, it increases by only $1 trillion, but is a 100% gain.  This is what is happening under Obama.

Think of headlines by the MSM.  When they talk about American growth, do you ever heard hard numbers?  No, always percents.  Because under Obama the GDP of the U.S. has stagnated, even a small increase seems larger than before.

With the context included, the falling GDP of the U.S. under Obama is even more stark:

Point three percent.  Just wow.  And just to be nice, I added the estimated increase of the U.S. GDP in 2010.  If I had not, the graph would have shown a decrease under Obama at -2.4%, which, by the way, is the lowest of any year in the last thirty (again).

Borrowing


This will be my last graph, and the only one that's a bar-graph.  Unfortunately, the data bank that I am using only goes back to 2001, but the stats are evident.  This graph will simply show the average amount of money owed/borrowed during any year of the Bush and Obama Administrations, respectively.

I think the graph speaks for itself:

Unbelievable.  And once again, Obama has the most money borrowed in the data's recorded history.

In Conclusion


When you turn on your T.V. or read the newspaper and see the economy rebounding, the see the incredible American economy rebuilding.  What you do not see are results because of the President's actions, but in spite of them.  Our capitalist society and the great people that inhabit it are the driving force behind the strength of our nation and economy, and they do not sit idly by as it falls.

In the end, this shows that without the President's mishandling of the economy, our nation would be doing better.  All President Obama has done is slow our recovery down.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

So Who are these Revolution Muslim Scumbags, Anyway?

Let's get down to some bare bones on who these people are who threated to kill South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. They're from a site called Revolution Muslim, which if you didn't figure out, is a site dedicated to jihadist principles and Muslim fundamentalism.

They posted that Parker and Stone had to be careful that they didn't turn out like Theo van Gogh, who was brutally murdered for covering extremist Muslims' hatred and maltreatment of women. They also sent writer Ali Hirshi into hiding.

These scumbags were called out by FoxNews two entire years ago for the crap they were pulling. According to the article:



The 39-year-old New York taxi driver launched RevolutionMuslim.com with the mission of “preserving Islamic culture,” “calling people to the oneness of God” and asking them to “support the beloved Sheik Abdullah Faisal, who’s preaching the religion of Islam and serving as a spiritual guide.”
In 2003 Faisal was convicted in the U.K. for spreading messages of racial hatred and urging his followers to kill Jews, Hindus and Westerners. In sermon recordings played at his trial, Faisal called on young, impressionable Muslims to use chemical weapons to “exterminate unbelievers” and “cut the throat of the Kaffars [nonbelievers] with [a] machete.”





Let's take a look at their homepage.

Linked is a story glorifying the leaders of al Qaeda in Iraq who were recently killed-- who they say are aliveL
http://www.revolutionmuslim.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=4509:abu-omar-al-baghdadi-and-abu-hamza-are-alive&catid=47:iraq&Itemid=81

Also-- here you have the article where they list Stone and Parker's addresses and threaten them:

http://www.revolutionmuslim.com/index.php?view=article&catid=52:abu-talhah-al-amrikee&id=4384:south-park-to-air-episode-with-cartoon-of-the-prophet-muhammad-saaws&format=pdf

From the article:

The episode went beyond just showing him, but it outright insulted him, salaa Allahu 'alayhi wa salam, by showing him in a bear suit and making fun of our beloved Nabi, salaa Allahu 'alayhi wa salam. It already aired and you can read comments about it here.


And they have a blog. How quant. From the homepage:

If you were to ask any American how many people had been killed in the Iraq war, then he would give you some number around 4,000. The reality is that many estimates put the complete death toll of this war at figures above 1,000,000. America is a country which murdered 500,000 Iraqi children in the decade before September 11th, 2001 under the Iraq sanctions. This is a fact which the American Secretary of State at the time Madeleine Albright admitted to. The attacks on September 11th did not even equal a week of the murder inflicted on the Muslim people by the American imperialist agenda, yet the United States unanimously viewed these attacks as a justification to kill additional hundreds of thousands of Muslims. America props up brutal dictators on our soil simply because they are friendly and they control the oil. America’s military supports the Israeli regime which stole the land it controls from Muslims. The closest thing it has done to helping the Palestinian people is to periodically give fewer munitions to Israel for them to kill Palestinians with. How can anyone possibly champion the values of such a people? In the last century only the Soviet regime and the Maoist regime murdered more innocent people than America. Not even the tyrant of the twentieth century, Adolf Hitler, beats out America on this list. However, for some reason the makers of South Park in their self-righteous obscenity feel compelled to impose upon Muslims the values of this regime. Furthermore, they felt compelled to do it through the mocking of the man whom we hold in the highest esteem, whose honor we would die for, the Messenger of Allah Muhammad bin ‘Abdullah (peace be upon him).

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