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Saturday, October 04, 2008

South Carolina Pulls Upset Over Ole Miss

Shown above: The 'Old Ball Coach,' South Carolina Head Coach Steve Spurrier

The Gamecocks of the University of South Carolina managed an upset victory over Ole Miss in an SEC game this afternoon, which was played in Oxford, Mississippi.

The final score was 31-24 as the Gamecocks move to 4-2 on the season.

South Carolina was finally able to get its defense together as quarterback Chris Smelley displayed his strongest showing so far this year.

The Gamecocks travel to Kentucky to face the Wildcats next Saturday in another major SEC game.

South Carolina Football Today

The University of South Carolina Gamecocks are in Oxford, Mississippi today for a game against Ole Miss beginning at 2 PM ET.

The Gamecocks are 3-2 on the season and have a chance today to post a win in Southeastern Conference play.

The Liberty Sphere will post the final score after the game.

The Clemson Tigers have the day off. Their next game is October 9 against Wake Forest.

Explaining the Unexplainable

Nearly every major economist in the United States warned that the massive bailout plan for Wall Street was a big mistake.

Yet our elected representatives in Congress voted in favor of it.

Granted, most of our elected officials are not economists. But would that not carry the presumption that one would consult the experts in a field about which one knows very little?

Apparently not if you are in Congress...which is not quite fair to say since many in the House voted against the measure, but not enough to prevent the Pelosi-Bush pork-laden bill to pass.

Defying the wisdom of economists across the spectrum in a broad sampling of colleges and universities, and think-tanks, the Congress voted to grant a pass to the worst offenders in the economic entanglement on Wall Street and essentially reward bad behavior on the part of FannieMae and FreddieMac.

The markets reacted by sliding downward, not upward. That is not unexpected, folks.

This is the America we live in today. If you are a small business owner on Main Street, nobody comes around from Washington to forgive all of your bad decisions, investment mistakes, and bad debt. But if you are a big wig on Wall Street, commit fraud and exhibit the most bumbling, befuddled, boneheaded decision-making on the planet, you get rewarded for it by Congress in the form of more money.

We have the likes of Barney Frank, Chris Dodd, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden, and Charles Rangel to thank for creating a culture in which this nightmarish scenario was likely to happen.

When the government begins using its own entities such as FannieMae and FreddieMac to pressure lending institutions to give loans to people who cannot even begin to pay back what they borrow, it is simply asking for a crash down the line.

This is why we are experiencing the present problem.

Democrats in Congress, along with Bill Clinton, treated the lending industry as a social program for the poor beginning in the 1990s. No matter that you laden the poor with a financial burden that they will never get out of short of bankruptcy. We can pat ourselves on the back because, 'We enabled the less fortunate to buy homes.'

That's great as long as they can afford to pay back the mortgage. But when you lend $300,000 to a family that can only afford $100,000, what does any smart person know will happen down the line?

But the bozos in Washington wanted to pretend that what would happen down the line is of no major consequence. What matters is getting the poor into those homes at any cost.

Thus, the advent of predatory lending that took advantage of people with no means to pay.

And now, instead of reigning in this insanity, the insane who run the asylum have decided to reward the insanity by creating more insanity.

This, my friends, is the way Congress works when we elect goons and incompetents to office.

Friday, October 03, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 10/3/08

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Michelle Malkin reports that the House just passed the Wall Street bailout bill 263-171.

21 Guns Salute comments on the massive, pork-laden bailout.

Gateway Pundit has the reaction from a variety of sources on Sarah Palin's debate performance last night.

Clearly, the McCain-Palin camp was jubilant, but the Obama-Biden camp was gloomy, as this report shows. Just wait until you see the pic of the media. They look stunned and lifeless.

Breda says it best concerning Palin's stunning victory last night.

Sebastian has the quote of the day.

Uncle says that Dolly Parton is a Sarah Palin fan, and wait till you see what she said about her!

Front Sight, Press has the must-read of the day.

Alphecca has a totally different opinion on Palin's performance in the debate and says we'd better start buying up firearms and ammo because there's a trainwreck coming in November.

Nicki provides a long-overdue fisking of ultra-liberal columnist Maureen Dowd.

From Codrea's War on Guns:
*A couple of Yuri Orlov remixes on Obama
*Funny woman Sandra Bernhard is caught in a bare faced lie, denying she said anything about Sarah Palin being 'gang-raped.' David has the proof she DID say it.
*Another one of the 'authorized journalists' exhibits some vast ignorance concerning the Constitution.

Mike Vanderboegh's latest chapter of Absolved is up at Western Rifle Shooters Association.

From the Volokh Conspiracy:
*More on Biden's bizarre gaffe on the role of the VP
*Eugene Volokh has info on incorporating the 2nd amendment--important!

An Ol' Broad's Ramblings has the political cartoons of the day, entitled 'Feckless Weasels.'

The Rustmeister has some suggestions for the weekend in case you're not going to see An American Carol--which is essential viewing for any conservative.

The Smallest Minority posts this nifty item from a caller to Rush Limbaugh's show.

Notoriously Conservative shows a video of Hillary Clinton's comments on Sarah Palin's debate performance. Give it a look!

Biden's Gaffe--The Defining Moment in Debate

Although the mainstream media will not mention it, Joe Biden committed the ultimate faux pas in last night's debate by claiming that the Vice-President of the United States does not preside over the U.S. Senate.

He also cited Article One of the U.S. Constitution as the proof.

Did Biden cheat his way through law school? We already know he has been guilty of plagiarism.

Any law school graduate should know that Article One of the U.S. Constitution describes the Legislative branch of government, not the Administrative branch.

Yet Biden stated that the Vice-President has nothing to do with the Legislative Branch since he is part of the Administrative Branch.

FACT CHECK! Article One on the Legislative branch spells out the duties of the Vice-President. 'He shall be President of the Senate.'

Biden erroneously and viciously attacked Dick Cheney for Cheney's view that the Vice-President is part of the Legislative as well as the Administrative branches of government. Yet Cheney is 100% correct according to the Constitution, and Palin was right in stating that the Constitution allows for flexibility in that office.

Further, Biden contends that the office of the Vice-President is exclusive to the Administrative branch. Yet Article Two of the Constitution, which describes the Administrative branch, says practically nothing about the Vice-President.

By any stretch of the imagination, Biden's gaffe is a major defining moment in the debate due to the seriousness of the subject, in addition to the fact that since Biden is a lawyer who has been in the Senate for 40 years, he should know better.

This matter goes straight to the issue of competence. Is Joe Biden competent enough to be Vice-President? And, is it prudent to elect a man who will be one heartbeat away from the Presidency when he knows shockingly little about the U.S. Constitution?

CNN VP Debate Poll a Sham

As I was watching the post-debate pundits on CNN pontificate on why Joe Biden supposedly beat Sarah Palin in last night's debate, I knew something fishy was going on when Anderson Cooper mentioned in passing that CNN's poll included all viewers and not just likely voters and not just Americans.

In other words, CNN's poll was open to people in other countries--anywhere CNN broadcasts, such as Brazil.

When Cooper first showed the poll, I was taken aback by the numbers. Biden supposedly beat Palin by some unbelievable number, such as 56-32%.

I knew this could not be correct given Palin's very strong showing and Biden's major gaffe on the U.S. Constitution.

And then the truth comes out about the poll. People in Brazil and other Latin American countries, as well as overseas nations, were voting in that poll.

And of course we all know that the whole world wants Obama to win, particularly his friends in Communist and terrorist dictatorships such as Cuba, North Korea, Iran, along with Hamas and Hizbollah.

Thus, the CNN poll was and is a sham. Yet the mainstream media continues to report it today as a major gauge of how the American public views Palin and Biden. Nothing could be further from the truth.

Biden Shows Ignorance on Constitution

During the Vice-Presidential debate last night, Joe Biden showed his vast ignorance on the U.S. Constitution.

While shifting into lecture mode in response to Sarah Palin's statement that the Vice-President 'presides' over the Senate, Biden forthrightly made a fool of himself by schooling Palin that 'the only role the Vice-President has in the Senate is to break a tie vote.'

He even cited the specific article of the Constitution that supposedly states this 'fact.'

The problem is, Biden is wrong!

The Constitution states that the Vice-President's role in the Senate is much more than simply casting a tie-breaking vote. The Constitution says that the Vice-President presides over the Senate, as anybody who can read for themselves can see.

Thus, on a MAJOR Constitutional issue, the 'novice' who supposedly is 'not ready to be Vice-President' actually exhibited extensive knowledge of Constitutional concepts while lawyer Joe Biden, who has spent nearly 40 years in the Senate, would fail a high school school test question on the responsibilities of the Vice-President.

Go figure...

How Did These Einsteins Decide?

Polls are showing that the voters who participated in the surveys claim that Barack Obama would be better at handling the economy than John McCain.

How did these Einsteins decide that a complete novice who has NO economic experience and has never even been responsible for a major budget (unlike Governor Palin) could be trusted to deal with the economy?

It just goes to show you that when it comes to money people lose all sense of rationality...
especially if they actually believe that a President has the power single-handedly to screw up their economic fate or bring about a miracle.

This kind of magical thinking understandably was still around during the Great Depression, but one would think that in our enlightened age we would have progressed well beyond such notions of patent nostrums.


She was energetic. She was positive. She was focused, articulate, and quick on her feet. She was funny. And she spoke plainly and directly to the American people in the language they understand.

Governor Sarah Palin proved her detractors to be about 3 cards shy of a full deck in Thursday night's Vice-Presidential debate with Joe Biden. They were 100% wrong about her. She hit it out of the park.

Perhaps never before in modern history have expectations been so low for a Vice-Presidential candidate based upon skewed, edited TV interviews with talking head teleprompter readers, only to discover that not only was she severely and mistakenly underrated but she could stand as an equal with one of the most experienced and long-serving Senators in Washington.

She stood toe to toe with Joe. And at first it appeared several times that even Joe didn't know what to do with her. He seemed taken aback by her strong performance.

There is no doubt that in this debate Sarah Palin showed the country that she is qualified and able to be an effective Vice-President.

In terms of style, substance, debating skills, and articulating the policy of the McCain-Palin ticket, she won this debate hands-down.

Biden certainly made no major gaffes to speak of, although his portrayal of his voting record is questionable. He certainly misrepresented McCain's record. This is part of the normal spin of career politicians.

The problem with Biden is that he has been around for so long in the Senate (even 10 years longer than McCain) that he can pick and choose which of his votes he wants to emphasize, conveniently leaving out the major story that lurks in his other votes.

And that story is one of a Senator who is rabidly pro-abortion although he is Catholic, a tax-and-spend liberal who wants to raise taxes on the very entities in America that can pull us out of the present crisis, a crusading anti-gun bigot, and a staunch opponent of America's ability to use its own energy resources.

Biden supported the offshore drilling ban for over 20 years, forcing us to rely on foreign oil.

And this is not to mention that average Americans have often been put off by Biden's tendency to engage in 'Senate-speak.' Palin, on the other hand, speaks from the heart as one American to the many Americans.

The consequence? Since the mainstream media and Democratic operatives placed so much emphasis on this debate and raised the stakes to stunningly high levels, we can expect Palin's stellar performance to give the McCain-Palin ticket a boost in the polls.

Normally the Vice-Presidential debate does not effect support for the top of the ticket in a major way. This time is different simply because Palin's detractors made it so important, believing she would stumble.

But it backfired. The opposition raised the stakes and lost. She won big, and thus, McCain will enjoy the benefit in the polls.

Obama and Biden lost this round. But the biggest losers of all are the talking head teleprompter-readers at CBS, NBC, MSNBC, ABC, and CNN, along with their partners in crime at the New York Times, the Washington Post, Time Magazine, and Newsweek.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 10/2/08

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

From Mike McCarville:
*The bad news on Rasmussen's latest daily tracking poll--a potential disaster is developing for election day, folks.
*But the good news is McCain scores a major endorsement.

Michelle Malkin reports on the effort to kill the bailout bill, a movement which is entitled, 'Operation Hold the Line.'

Gateway Pundit announces a blogger-initiated movement to elect a slate of conservative non-incumbents to the U.S. House of Representatives.

From Codrea's War on Guns:
*'Tomorrow is Yesterday'
*'Lacking Facts, Let's Fantasize'

JR sets a good example and then gives a word to the wise.

Nicki posts an interesting story on Cynthia McKinney, former Democrat and present candidate for the Green Party.

Gun Pundit has a wild story about a man who caught a bullet in his teeth and then spit it out as the shooter fled.

Sebastian writes 'Gun Shows Don't Cause the Sky to Fall.'

The Bitch Girls provide good reading on bloggers and the blogosphere, and the NRA ads against Obama, which the candidate is seeking to silence.

Days of Our Trailers gives us an interesting look at 'Obama TV.'

I know that many of my readers are Jewish and non-religious folk. But I call to your attention a post by Texas Fred on the eery similarities between the Bible's description of the Anti-Christ and a certain politician on the national scene presently.

From Western Rifle Shooters Association:
*'Perpetual War Here and Abroad'
*'Anabasis'--THE must-read of the day!

Walls of the City has an important piece debunking another myth of the gun-grabbers.

American and Proud reports a terrorist attack in Baghdad and thinks Biden will use it tonight in the debate to make the case for withdrawal.

Robb Allen blogs on the importance of dry firing practice to help with trigger control.

Of Arms and the Law posts an interesting read on 'dangerous and unusual weapons.'

Alphecca says that D.C. may begin ballistic fingerprinting.

We need much more of this. West, by God has the story.

Politeia provides good reading entitled, 'The Left's Default Position--Coercion.'

Controversy Swirls Over Tonight's Debate Moderator

A major controversy concerning the moderator of tonight's debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden simply refuses to die down.

PBS reporter Gwen Ifill, who is scheduled to moderate the debate, failed to notify election commission officials that she has written a book that is enthusiastically supportive of Barack Obama.

The book is to be released on Inauguration Day.

Apparently the McCain campaign was unaware of the book as well.

It is difficult to imagine how a news organization can justify the selection of a debate moderator that is supposed to be 'impartial' when that moderator is a blatant and outspoken partisan.

It is further unconscionable that a news organization would choose a debate moderator who is so thoroughly supportive of one side in the debate. Anyone who believes that such a thing does not place the other side at a distinct disadvantage is either a moron or is engaging in pathological

Naturally Ifill is playing the race card now that she is under fire.

But this has nothing to do with race and everything to do with fairness. Suppose, for example, Rush Limbaugh were chosen to moderate the debate. Wonder if Ms. Ifill would think that appropriate?

Can You Believe THIS!?

The world of politics has just sunk to a new low as information has come in concerning a new Barack Obama website that claims the candidate is pro-life.

The name of the website says it all--'Pro-life Obama.'

But there is just one problem. Obama is not pro-life and never has been. Rather, Obama is one of the most rabid proponents of not only abortion but infanticide that the nation has ever seen.

This is nothing less than sheer deception, a blatant, brazen attempt at deceiving voters into believing that Obama is anti-abortion.

The site is an outrage. The fact that a campaign and a political party would do such a thing is beneath contempt.

And it shows the level to which Obama and the Democrats will sink just to get their man elected.

The Watergate burglars had more integrity than this crowd.

Of course, the issue brings up the subject of why would Obama wish to run so quickly away from his record. At every turn in this campaign, Obama has sought to back-peddle from stated positions and hide his votes in the Senate and in the Illinois legislature.

The reason is clear. His record is so outside the American mainstream that if most voters knew the real truth, they would run from Obama as fast as they could.

Remember, this is the man who voted to prevent babies that survive botched abortions from receiving medical care.

The fact that most average Americans do not know about this is proof of the Obama campaign's deception and the mainstream media's complicity in that deception.

Bailout Passes Senate; DeMint, Dole Vote Against

By an overwhelming majority, the U.S. Senate passed the Wall Street bailout bill by a vote of 74-25.

Among those voting against the bailout measure were 2 of the Carolinas' most popular Senators--Jim DeMint, R-SC, and Elizabeth Dole, R-NC.

DeMint has insisted from day one that it is Constitutionally wrong for the government to be giving money to bad businesses and that it is even worse for the government to be in the mortgage business, such as with FannieMae and FreddieMac.

Both Dole and DeMint have heard an overwhelming outcry of protest from voters in the Carolinas who are against the bailout.

The bill, which was originally 3 pages in length, has now grown to over four hundred pages with sweeteners added to it so that both sides of the aisle can feel placated.

But the really bad news is that the Senate retained the original request of 700 billion dollars of taxpayers' money that will be funneled into Wall Street.

The question is, what will the House do with it when it returns from recess tomorrow? House Republicans are dead-set against the Senate version.

But President Bush has said he will oppose the House Republican alternative bill, and Nancy Pelosi has already referred to House Republicans as 'unpatriotic' for refusing to support the massive bailout.

Thus, the pressure will be on.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 10/1/08

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Gateway Pundit reports that the Obama campaign is holding an illegal 'get out the Muslim vote' campaign at mosques in swing states.

From Mike McCarville:
*The late-breaking update on the partisan moderator of the Palin-Biden debate
*News on today's polls show McCain has cut into Obama's lead.
*'The Gadfly Climbing the Wall'--a MUST-read!

Michelle Malkin has the text of the bailout bill the Senate is debating.

Dr. John Lott reports that the now-infamous speech that Pelosi gave before the bailout vote was a set-up job from the start. She wanted to give a cover for her people and insure the GOP got the blame.

From Codrea's War on Guns:
*The JBTs are on the move!--a look at what the ATF is up to now.
*'Packing Heat?' It seems the AP has used that term in a gun story. LOL!
*The U.N. wants to ration meat and milk worldwide. Who gave them that power?
*The Bastard is running for a 3rd term although he supported term limits.

With regard to The Bastard, Nicki has some rather appropriate words for the Mayor.

Alphecca reports that the Wall Street Journal profiles several women hunters.

Ahab has a summary as well as the podcast of last night's Gun Nuts radio show.

Sebastian has THE must-read of the day--very poignant words to the wise. Read it all, and then get up out of that chair and get moving!

It's good to see Squeaks posting regularly again. You have been missed, Squeaks!

Breda has something today you MUST see. Click on the link and watch it.

Traction Control posts information on 'the ACORN Senator.'

Blogstitution provides great reading on 'Generation CR' and Barack Obama.

The Ninth Stage points to some very interesting 'logic' concerning gangs and guns.

Insight on Freedom has essential reading on why Americans can't get U.S. oil. Read it all!

The PBS Poll on Sarah Palin

A poll on Sarah Palin has been running for 3 weeks at PBS, and, according to Glenn Reynolds, the votes are evenly split on whether or not she is 'qualified' to be Vice-President.

It is most interesting that no such poll is taken on whether or not Barack Obama, the junior Senator from Illinois who is in his very first term, is qualified to be President.

Apparently, in the eyes of the mainstream media and other liberals, it is ultimately more important for a Vice-President to be qualified than a President.

Don't try to understand the logic of it, my friends. This is just simply more of the same irrationality we have come to expect from those whose judgment melts to sewage in the face of Obama's mesmerizing spell.

Some have suggested that only the Anti-Christ could have the power to cause otherwise intelligent people to totally lose their bearings. While I have resisted such over-the-top comparisons, it does make one pause to wonder about the power one man can exercise over so many.

I tend to think it's hormonal rather than spiritual, however...even with men. After all, Chris Matthews did say he felt a strange sensation running up his leg in the presence of Obama.

And, if Obama can give Matthews 'a lift,' just think of what he's doing to the women.


Michelle Malkin and other news bloggers are reporting that the U.S. Senate will vote on the massive 700 billion dollar bailout plan for Wall Street at 9 AM, ET, this morning.

The problem? No one has yet seen the bill.

But as information trickles in from sources on The Hill, the bill contains a tax cut which House Democrats rejected and an increase in the FDIC program that protects individual deposits from $100,000 to $250,000.

Apparently the bill contains enough stuff to suit both sides, which is why both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-NV and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY, are supporting it.

No word has come yet on the amount of taxpayer money that would be handed over to Wall Street. We can assume that this is still a work in progress and that changes will be made before a final bill goes to the floor for a vote at approximately 9 AM this morning.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Second Amendment News Roundup for 9/30/08

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

Michelle Malkin reports that the doomsday scenario painted by Paulson-Pelosi-Bush-Reid didn't materialize.

From Glenn Reynolds:
*The Quote of the Day--no truer words were ever spoken.
*Glenn points out that contrary to popular opinion, the market problem is not just an American problem.

Gateway Pundit reports that Obama is losing support among Jewish voters.

Mike McCarville says that the FEC is finally getting around to investigating strange donations to the Obama campaign. We have been reporting on this for months...he gets money from overseas in terrorist hotbeds, and that's only part of the problem.

Don't miss THIS one from News Busters! An anonymous source admitted to what's going on behind the scenes of the MSM to get Obama elected.

From Codrea's War on Guns:
*Enraging info on Carolyn McCarthy and Alcee Hastings
*The lastest from Ohio to stop cops from harassing openly carrying gun owners
*'The Good Ole Days are Gone'--a MUST-read!
*'Desperate Measures'

Sebastian has 'Resistance To a Local Gun Ordinance.'

Nicki comments on the economic 'crisis.'

Breda provides a reminder of tonight's blog radio show, 'Gun Nuts--the Next Generation.'

In case you missed it, Freedom Sight posts some good commentary on various subjects of interest.

Days of Our Trailers has news about reciprocity in Virginia and Mississippi.

Texas Fred reports that Ecuador has a new Constitution and comments on the ramifications for the U.S.

An Ol' Broad's Ramblings has the political cartoon of the day.

Stocks Fall 700 Points, Pelosi Calls Recess

As stocks fell by over 700 points as a result of the failure of Nancy Pelosi's House to approve a fix to the nation's banking and mortgage crisis on Wall Street, the Speaker placed the U.S. House of Representatives on recess until Thursday.

It is unclear at this point as to whether the purpose of the recess was to allow the vermin to crawl back into their holes to lick their wounds or for them to regroup.

Pelosi had already referred to House Republicans who balked at the Democrat-Bush plan for a massive bailout of Wall Street as 'unpatriotic.'

I suppose she thinks the overwhelming majority of the electorate who oppose the plan is also 'unpatriotic.' This comes from the San Francisco liberal who embraces such 'patriotic' nutcases as Code Pink.

Pelsoi, Reid, and the Democrats in both chambers of Congress are on precarious ground as they have placed their reputations on the line with an enraged electorate that believes the dirty scoundrels in Congress are just as much to blame for the Wall Street fiasco as the CEOs of the companies in trouble.

House Republicans, who vehemently objected to the bailout measure, received enough concessions to cause many to vote for the amended plan, but it was not enough to gain approval of that plan. Many within the GOP are still outraged that 250 billion of taxpayers' money was still going to be given upfront to Wall Street firms.

The GOP held out for an insurance program and loans rather than an outright bailout. But Democrats would not agree to such a plan.

The Senate takes up the debate on Wednesday of this week, one day prior to the end of the House recess. Perhaps during the Senate debate we will see just how much the politicians have been listening to the voters.

If Congress would but cut back the capital gains tax, allowing for an immediate flow of cash into banking systems, and approve loans and insurance for ailing companies--programs that the companies would have to pay to be part of, and of course loans that the companies would have to repay--then not a single dollar of taxpayers' money would be risked for the fix.

This, I believe, is a plan that would work and that the American people would support.

Couric Looked Foolish Before McCain, Palin

When Katie Couric decided to interview John McCain and Sarah Palin together while on a campaign swing through Ohio, no doubt she thought she would put another nail in the coffin of the Palin phenomenon by putting both candidates on the spot concerning recent criticism of the Vice-Presidential candidate.

Instead, Couric came off looking like a fool.

Couric attempted to make Palin look foolish by taking a statement to a voter's question out of context, spinning it to appear as if she were contradicting McCain's official policy toward Pakistan.

McCain jumped in with both barrels blazing, accusing the media of playing the 'gotcha game' when in actuality there is no controversy.

As for Palin, she was poised, focused, determined, relaxed, and confident as she went on the offensive against unfair portrayals by the mainstream teleprompter-readers such as Couric.

McCain was even more direct as he referred to such persons as 'self-appointed experts.'

Couric was visibly uncomfortable.

The interview was a big coup by McCain-Palin and a disaster for Couric-CBS. We can only hope we see more of this in the days ahead as the McCain campaign goes after the blatant unfairness of the mainstream media in holding him and his running mate to a different standard than that to which they hold their darlings Obama and Biden.

Perhaps the best thing that could happen in this campaign is for either McCain or Palin to engage in another George H.W. Bush 'ambush' of Dan Rather back during the 1987 campaign. Bush the elder had 'had it' with Rather's blatant partisan attacks, and he proceeded to blast Rather in a live on-air interview on the CBS Evening News.

One of these worthless scumbags of the media is long overdue another such ambush.

Monday, September 29, 2008


This late-breaking news shows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Fransisco, going Neanderthal on the floor of the House after her Party botched the 'bailout plan' of Wall Street.

Naturally she blames Republicans. But the American people overwhelmingly rejected the Democrat-Bush plan to give Wall Street 700 billion dollars of taxpayers' money.

Here is the link to the video.

Second Amendment News Roundup for 9/29/08

Focusing on guns, politics, and news of interest, here is today's Second Amendment News Roundup:

From Mike McCarville:
*The latest poll results from Rasmussen.
*But in Oklahoma, the race is not even close.

Glenn Reynolds has some interesting poll results from the state of Tennessee on the election.

Michelle Malkin reports that the House has rejected the Wall Street bailout plan on the first vote.

Gateway Pundit has more today on Obama's 'squelch free speech goon squad' in Missouri.

From David Codrea:
*'The Militia is YOU!'
*'Case Studies in Civil Disobedience'
*'Cause and Effect'--a MUST-read.
*'Viscous Animals'--you gotta see this one too!

JR provides guest commentary on the bailout fiasco.

Roberta X has a good summary of the September Blog Meet in Indy.

Nicki posts essential reading on the liberals' treatment of Sarah Palin's daughter.

The Bitch Girls comment on an ad the NRA is running that is critical of Obama. Obama, by the way, is attempting to get these ads banned.

Robb Allen has this little juicy item on Obama's problem with the First Amendment.

Texas Fred reports that this thing is about to backfire on Obama--the backlash has begun!

Breda has THE must-read of the day entitled, 'Can You Handle the Truth?'

Uncle comments on the database of ballistic fingerprints.

In case you missed it 2 days ago, Front Sight Press has an excellent read entitled, 'Girding for the Fight.'

Dr. John Lott provides the latest update on the gun ban at the Atlanta airport. GeorgiaCarry has gotten involved.

Western Rifle Shooters Association posts Mike Vanderboegh's latest chapter in Absolved.

The Rustmeister presents an anti-gun screed from a numbskull and then links to a sensible commentator who takes it apart.

The Smallest Minority has the quote of the day.

If You Pray, the Time is Now--40 Days of Prayer

At church yesterday morning I heard a sermon that was just what I needed, given my pessimistic mood of late about American voters and the upcoming election.

The minister spoke of the numerous instances in the Bible and in history that individuals and groups of people overcame overwhelming odds to beat back attempts to bring them to ruin.

One can't help but think about the political career of Abraham Lincoln as an example. Lincoln lost numerous elections in his career prior to being elected President. And he faced seemingly insurmountable odds as he was referred to by his opponents as a scoundrel and much worse.

Yet Lincoln persisted until he won.

Harry Truman is a modern-day Presidential example--the only Democrat that has been worth supporting in the last 70 years.

As I thought about the relationship of that basic premise to this year's election, I wondered if perhaps this were another such time, one of those shining moments when the underdogs seemed defeated beyond all hope only to rise from the ashes to a glorious victory.

Many churches are engaging in something called '40 Days of Prayer' from now until the November election. The objective of this season of prayer is 3-fold: 1). To ask for Divine intervention, 2). To energize Christians to work hard for what's right and not necessarily for
what's popular, and 3). To ask for strength to beat back the forces of darkness and tyranny that would rob citizens of God-given freedom in the name of 'giving' them financial prosperity.

Interestingly, yesterday was the day that many churches in many denominations across the country engaged in civil disobedience by defying the IRS in speaking out about politics in general and politicians by name.

The IRS currently forbids ministers from engaging in partisan political rhetoric from pulpits, even when such things clearly involve moral-ethical-spiritual issues. As part of today's big government statism, the IRS will revoke the tax-exempt status of any church where the minister engages in freedom of speech when it comes to politics.

Many churches on Sunday decided to participate in what is called 'Freedom of the Pulpit' Sunday to defy such Nazi-like prohibitions on free speech.

It is not by accident that the beginning of the 40 Days of Prayer for the election and Freedom of the Pulpit Sunday fell on the same day. The 2 are irrevocably intertwined.

When the citizens allow tyranny to gain a foothold in government, freedom of speech suffers.

By the way, don't forget that Barack Obama is attempting to silence television ads that are critical of him by threatening legal action against the stations that run them.

This is the mindset of tyrants.

Thus, if you pray, now is the time to engage in serious prayer for this country. If you don't pray but believe in the cause, then you can participate in the 40 Days by engaging in meditation or positive thoughts a few minutes a day on behalf of your country.

And then, act!


Congressional Democrats and Republicans have apparently reached an agreement on a bailout of Wall Street that deletes the most objectionable portions of the original proposal while retaining language on which both sides can agree.

At first glance it appears that House Republicans succeeded in getting nixed the Democrat/Bush administration proposal that focused solely on grants or giveaways of taxpayers' money rather than insurance.

The latest proposal includes an insurance program that the troubled financial institutions will pay to be part of. No taxpayer money at all will be used for this. We have House Republicans
and John McCain to thank for this concession.

The compromise plan also limits any salary boosts or bonus benefits for the CEO's of corporations that participate in the plan.

There will be no money included in the bill for ACORN--a corrupt liberal Democrat lobbying outfit that supports Barack Obama. The Dems had originally slipped this into the bill until House Republicans cried foul.

It goes without saying that the GOP had to make some concessions to get a compromise deal. Thus, the latest proposed plan includes an immediate infusion of 250 billion into Wall Street from the federal government, but this is greatly reduced from the original 700 billion proposed by Democrats and the Bush administration.

There are, of course, many more provisions in this bill that are too numerous to mention here, but there are 2 sources of detailed information.

For a complete summary of the main provisions, click HERE.
For the complete text of the bill itself, click HERE.

Needless to say, I still object to 250 billion dollars of taxpayers' money being given to Wall Street failures. But with Democrats in control of Congress, what can we honestly expect? Taxpayer money to them is like Santa Claus on Christmas. It rains millions all over the place, just waiting for them to spend.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Growing Less Optimistic

As we grow ever so closer to Election Day I will have to say that I am growing less optimistic of late. My faith in the American people is at an all-time low ebb.

Barack Obama seems to be gaining in the polls although he and Joe Biden would be a trainwreck for the country.

But, of course, the way the electorate sees it, they would elect Hugo Chavez to the White House as long as he were not a Republican. But put a 'D' beside his name, and he would be a shoo-in in spite of the fact that he is a Communist thug.

The economy, of course, is the culprit. Perceptions mean everything to the electorate, and in their minds a complete novice like Obama would be better 'for the economy.' But to thinking people, such 'reasoning' simply does not compute.

This is how Fidel Castro came to power in Cuba, bringing his style of Communism with him. He made it all about 'making lives better for the average Cuban.' Never mind that he would take away all of your rights. He will give you free medical care!

Wow, he understands the common people! He understands my problems!

Democrats in this country have succeeded in convincing the electorate that Republicans are responsible for the troubles of the country, although that premise is a lie. But perceptions mean everything, remember? No matter how irrational or asinine the premise, it is all about perception in this age of dumbed-down zombies who listen to talking head teleprompter readers on evening news broadcasts.

Thus, the 'throw the bums out' mentality doesn't extend to thugs like Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Charles Rangel, or known law-breakers like William Jefferson. Their colossal failures and contributions to the problems, some of them even engaging in illegal behavior that should wind them up in prison, is of no concern to the electorate. Their number one concern is to throw out Republicans, good or bad.

So, for today, and maybe for tomorrow, I am not optimistic about the future of the country in general or the election in particular.

Time to think more seriously about the contingency plan.