Saturday, October 11, 2008
Garcia replaced starting quarterback Chris Smelley, who struggled during the first half.
Smelley was clearly off his game today as he missed several golden opportunities to pass down-field to wide-open receivers.
The Gamecocks were energized by Garcia as the young quarterback exhibited the athleticism and passing precision that put South Carolina over the top.
'The Old Ball Coach' Steve Spurrier has never lost to Kentucky in his entire career as a head football coach. Today also marks Spurrier's 100th win in the Southeastern Conference out of 163 overall career wins, the 3rd highest in college football history.
South Carolina now moves to 5-2 on the season.
While the Obama campaign claims it is 'not worried' that Rezko's cooperation with federal officials could impact the candidate's campaign, Obama has had a long association with Rezko dating back to the early days of his political career in Chicago.
Obama officials state that the focus of Rezko's finger-pointing would possibly implicate the administration of Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, D-Ill., which is already under federal investigation.
But Rezko is the real-estate developer who brokered the deal for Obama to obtain his million-dollar home and a parcel of land next door. Rezko also raised thousands of dollars for Obama's campaigns for the Illinois legislature.
At issue, however, is the multi-millions Rezko gave to numerous Democrats in Illinois, not just to Obama. The 'under-the-table' kickback schemes could have broad implications for dozens of legislators, in addition to Governor Blagojevich.
For the full story on Tony Rezko's confessions to the Feds, click HERE.
South Carolina is 4-2 on the season, but they face a very strong Wildcat team this year. Kentucky is 4-1.
Kentucky so far has beaten some of the strongest teams in the Southeastern Conference. Steve Spurrier hopes that his Gamecocks can pull off an upset. His offense seemed to finally come together, as they demonstrated last week against Ole Miss.
Chris Smelley's performance in that game earned him the position of starting quarterback in today's game.
McCain stated in response to a citizen's question that Obama is an honorable man and a decent human being, and Americans have nothing to fear even if Obama is elected President.
Although McCain may have felt it was the honorable thing to do to say these things, lifting himself above the fray, his supporters simply don't agree with his assessment. They are outraged that a man like Barack Obama seems to be so close to becoming the next President.
I have a word for the GOP candidate on this issue: the outrage over Obama is justified, Mr. McCain.
In normal circumstances, McCain's attempt to reassure voters and take the high road would be admirable and honorable. This time, however, his words do not take in consideration the numerous ways in which Barack Obama represents the most dramatic departure from Constitutional American government in the history of Presidential campaigns.
The problems with Obama are not simply the over-the-top speculations of ultra-rightwing bloggers. We know, without any doubt at all, that the following about Obama is 100% correct:
*He voted to withhold medical care from infants who survive botched abortion attempts, making him a supporter of infanticide.
*He voted on numerous occasions to limit Second Amendment rights while in the Illinois Senate, stating on one occasion that ALL handguns in America should be banned.
*His political career in the Illinois legislature was launched in the living room of terrorist Bill Ayers, who now teaches at a university in Chicago where he continues to unleash his ultra-leftwing blather.
*He worked with and supported Bill Ayers' education program, which is designed to indoctrinate young minds in the ways of radicalism and extremist anti-American thought.
*He stated that terrorists and anti-Israeli groups in the Middle East have a good point that needs to be heard.
*His campaign is supported by Hamas and Hezbollah, 2 of the main terrorist organizations in the Middle East.
*Al Qaeda endorsed Obama for President.
*Venezuelan Communist dictator Hugo Chavez endorsed Obama for President.
*One of Obama's early mentors was 'community organizer' Saul Alinski, whose anti-American writings inspired a generation of Socialist 'community organizers' whose main priority is to create anarchy in preparation for a revolution to socialize American society and to bury capitalism.
*Obama has repeatedly called for dividing up Jerusalem, with half of it going to 'Palestinians.'
*He has consistently voted against offshore oil drilling, siding with environmentalist extremists, and preventing America from having access to its own energy resources.
*In spite of our resounding success in Iraq as a result of the surge, he still refuses to acknowledge that the surge was the right thing to do.
*Obama's shady dealings with corrupt tycoons in FannieMae and FreddieMac, Tony Rezko, and other thugs, underscore the fact that he is integrity-challenged, to put it mildly.
*His ties to Muslim extremist Louis Farrakhan led Farrakhan to refer to him as 'The Messiah.'
*His ultra-leftwing Church in Chicago supports all sorts of anti-American groups and activities, and his Pastor, the Reverend Jeremiah 'God-damn America' Wright is one of the most vitriolic America haters in the country.
These are FACTS, not charges, not accusations, not mud-slinging. Each of the statements above are verifiable as 100% true.
Yes, Mr. McCain, we are mad as hell that such a corrupt, dangerous, Socialist tyrant can come so close to winning the White House.
As I stated earlier today, I will in no way refer to such a person as 'the President' even if he is elected, because his election will be ultimately illegitimate since he has shown his utter disdain for the U.S. Constitution. He will NEVER be 'my' President.
Friday, October 10, 2008
At the start of this year's college football season the Tigers were ranked in the top 25 in the nation. They are now 3-3 on the season and have lost to at least 2 teams that the Tigers were expected to beat.
Thursday night's game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina only served to highlight the Tigers' problems.
The final score was 14-7, and Wake Forest simply shut down Clemson's offense AND defense.
Rumors have been flying for the past 2 years that Tommy Bowden's job as Head Coach may be on the line. So far, he has managed to stave off the wolves with some key victories.
This year he may not be so fortunate...
Explosive! Obama campaign meets with supporters of Hamas and Hezbollah, the 2 Middle Eastern terrorist organizations, to firm up their support! Gateway Pundit has the story.
Gateway also says that Sarah Palin is hammering Obama on his statements in support of killing a child who survived a botched abortion attempt. Good going!! It's about time. I will NEVER recognize as President a man who supports infanticide, even if he wins.Clayton Cramer reports that up to 5 MILLION illegal aliens got mortgages under pressure from Fannie and Freddie, the Democrats' social program for housing.
Traction Control has the video of the NRA press conference from yesterday.
The Smallest Minority has the quote of the day and today's MUST-read all in one. Read it all.
The Bitch Girls have some great political news from the state of Pennsylvania.
Roberta X provides excellent political commentary today. Give it a read!
A Keyboard at a .45 reports on an interesting Texas Senatorial debate.
Mike McCarville reports on the story of a man who says he was bribed by Barack Obama's ACORN group!
Front Sight, Press comments on the U.S. Army being used to help with containing 'civil unrest' right here at home! And yes, I have an uneasy feeling about it.
Glenn Reynolds says Democrat Chris Dodd should take the stand under oath concerning the Countrywide mortgage debacle. Be sure to click on the link to the Wall Street Journal report.
Michelle Malkin reports that the Ohio Secretary of State is up to her eyeballs in voter fraud! Naturally, Obama's ACORN is in the middle of it. Read it all!
The Obama scandals just keep growing deeper and wider. Dr. John Lott reports that Obama tried to secretly interfere with the U.S. official policy toward Iraq and the Iraq War.
The Western Rifle Shooters Association has some strangely undiscussed information on the present financial crisis. Read it, including the links. You may be glad you did shortly.
Gun Owners of America has released its much-anticipated 2008 voter guide.
American and Proud posts a video of extremist Muslim Louis Farrakhan referring to Obama as 'the Messiah.'
Sebastian says that Joe Huffman set a reporter straight on Obama's record. Take a look!
News! Mark Steyn and Mclean's Magazine have been acquitted of wrongdoing in Canada in the free speech case! Congrats to Mark!
The Wandering Minstrel has a little gun porn to share with us today.
Blogstitution posts a good read entitled, 'Questioning Obama.'
We can expect Barack to give quite a performance, just as he has done so far in the campaign.
Like a carefully scripted soap opera actor, Barack can move audiences with his feigned 'I feel your pain' melodrama, which is usually followed by swoons from the intellectually-challenged--even the men, such as Chris Matthews.
We can also expect some Americans who allow their emotions to dominate their brains to respond to the Obama act with statements such as, 'I just feel he connects so well with me. He understands me.'
My friends, con artists on the street understand you pretty well--which is how they get away with their crimes. They make it their business to understand you, how you feel, what motivates you, and how to 'connect' with you.
A Socialist with soothing words and a pleasing personality is still a Socialist who will rob you of your rights. We can only hope that enough people are left in America who know this and will rise up to prevent the coming disaster in November.
Zogby maintains that the 2008 Presidential Election is still too close to call and that there are fluctuations in the polling numbers from day to day.
For example, only 2 days ago, in the midst of some terribly depressing financial news, the Zogby/Reuters/C-SPAN daily tracking poll showed McCain-Palin behind by only 2 percentage points.
Prior to the Palin-Biden debate, McCain was down by 9.
Yesterday, however, the very same poll showed Obama up by 4, meaning that in one 24-hour period Obama gained 2 percentage points.
Zogby claims that many Americans still have not made up their minds and that a significant portion of the voters who have decided say they could still change their minds before Election Day.
One voter asked McCain, 'How on earth did we get to this point in America? How did a man like him (Obama) get this far and so close to the White House?'
Another said, 'I am angry. VERY angry. Angry that a Socialist has gotten so close to being elected President in this country.'
The entire arena erupted into cheers as McCain and Palin smiled.
These 2 brave Americans got it right. They have a right to be angry. And they have a right to know how such a charlatan whose meteoric rise to this level has stunned even longtime political observers.
Frankly, I am heartened by such outbursts. It shows me that I am not the only one who is angry and sickened that the most liberal member of the U.S. Senate, a member of the Socialist Party of Chicago, seems to be acceptable to so many of my fellow citizens.
Now, if our side can only get angry enough to get their neighbors and friends mobilized on Election Day to vote down the Obamination bandwagon, then we may be able to win this thing.
So, let's do it, my friends! We must STOP the abomination from getting elected!
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Days of Our Trailers reports that the NRA has made an endorsement in the 2008 Presidential campaign.
Speaking of the NRA, the Rustmeister provides information on the 'NRA Women's Awards Program.'
Texas Fred has explosive information on Barack Obama and the Chicago Socialist Party. Just wait till you see what this group believes in! Read it all.
Amy J's World View posts an important video you need to see. It is entitled, 'Know Enough?'
Walls of the City reports reciprocity news between Nevada and Tennessee.
The Smallest Minority has the quote of the decade.
An Ol' Broad's Ramblings presents the latest edition of 'Obamarama.'
Insight on Freedom has THE must-read of the day, entitled, 'The Last Election.'
The Wandering Minstrel posts an update on the 'Home Defense Animation.'
From Codrea's War on Guns:
*'Gun-Hating Martha Rosenberg Down to Only One Trick'
*'No Surprise'--'unwanted' firearms destroyed? Hrmph!
*'Defiance'--another anti-gun Hollywood pretty-boy plays the role of a Jew who used guns for great good. The hypocrites have lost their marbles.
*'The Turkey Running the Harvard Business School'
Breda attended a big Sarah Palin rally and has a complete report, including photos! Way to go, Breda!
Sebastian posts 'ACORN Needs to be Prosecuted.' Yep. Big time.
Uncle has information on a post-Heller lawsuit. Read it all.
JR publishes a great article today entitled, 'If the Second Amendment is Repealed, What Happens to the Right to Keep and Bear Arms?'
Western Rifle Shooters Association says that 'the trap is nearly finished.' Read it!
From Michelle Malkin: 'Caution! Another Ignorant, Gun-Hating MSM at Work!'
From Gateway Pundit:
*More ACORN Voter Fraud--this time in Kansas City.
*New Information on Obama Ties to Terrorist and Palestinian Groups!
*'Well, G-D AmeriKKKa--Libs Sickened by Attacks on Obama'--take a look at the blatant double-standards, folks.
*A Look at McCain's New Hard-Hitting Ad--you gotta see it!
Explosive! The American Thinker reports how a President Obama will silence conservative critics! Read it all!
Methinks Barack has caught 'John Edwards' disease'--that dreaded malady that leads politicians who should know better to claim that things such as having Internet access, automatic U.S. citizenship, and health care are inherent, basic human rights.
Edwards declared back during the primaries that gun rights, for example, do not constitute a 'right,' but that having access to the Internet is such a right. He also claimed that every human being has the basic right to U.S. citizenship.
Funny that Edwards totally ignored the Constitution, which specifically states that gun rights are necessary to a free society. I suppose all of those other supposed 'rights' he mentioned are written in invisible ink, along with the part that says committing infanticide is a basic right because of 'right to privacy.'
The thing that makes this even more unacceptable is that both Edwards and Obama are lawyers--trained in some of the top law schools in the country. In short, they should know better.
Mr. Obama, where in the Constitution does it state that having health care is a basic human right?
The first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution are commonly known as 'the Bill of Rights' because they delineate the basic liberties individual citizens have in a free society.
The words 'freedom' and 'liberty' carry the connotation that individuals are set loose from government oppression and bondage. Thus, we have the 'right' to free speech rather than suppressed speech. We have the right to practice our religion openly and without government interference. We have the right to a Press that is free from the shackles of a government that only wants certain things reported to the citizens.
In other words, these basic individual rights do not require that our fellow citizens give anything up, nor do they imply that government 'grants' or 'gives' these rights at some expense that the government must tax the citizens to pay for. To the contrary, these rights cost society nothing. Our fellow citizens pay nothing in order for us to have them.
These rights are inherent to being human. They are God-given. Government can only recognize and protect these rights, or suppress them.
To place healthcare in this category does a great disservice to the terms 'liberty' and 'freedom.' We are already free to pursue healthcare in a variety of ways. But to say it is an inherent right means that the citizens must pay for someone else to be given their healthcare. None of our basic inherent rights cost others in this manner. You are not charged a tax on your income in order for me to be able to speak my mind freely.
Thus, healthcare in no way denotes freedom of any kind. It is a service that somebody must pay for. And if the individual does not pay for it, then his/her fellow citizens must pay for this service if we believe that all human beings should have it.
Government must then confiscate the money I earn from hard work, sweat, and sometimes pain, in order to pay for the healthcare of those who either choose not to go out and seek it for themselves or cannot do so because of some limitation.
We have safeguards in place for those with such limitations.
But for society to mandate a service be given to all citizens has nothing to do with rights. It is another social program designed by government to provide a service at a cost to the taxpayers.
And even then, it is a big mistake to assume that everyone in such a society will automatically be given healthcare. In nations where the government owns and operates the healthcare system and assumes that healthcare is a 'right,' rationing takes place due to the sheer overload. The demand far outweighs society's ability to pay. Thus, somebody, somewhere, is still going to get shortchanged because decisions are then made as to who is 'most worthy' to receive care based upon some pre-set criteria.
In Canada and the U.K., for example, you may be deemed too old or too sick to receive a heart by-pass, or a pacemaker, or even an artificial hip. Even in the event you are deemed worthy of the care, you may have to wait 10 months or longer to get much-needed surgery.
It is therefore correct to surmise that even in those nations that claim healthcare should be given to all as a basic right, in practice it never happens. It is impossible for it to happen. The reason is m-o-n-e-y. Even in the most Socialist of countries, money is not an infinite commodity. The care that is given is limited by the amount of money available to the government from the citizens. If that money dries up, even the government doesn't have the means to take care of every single citizen, as many have discovered to their shock in Europe.
Even under normal conditions those governments do not have the money to care for every single citizen.
For these reasons the notion of 'free healthcare' or 'the right to healthcare' is based upon a false premise. There is no such thing. We already live in a society where individuals are free to pursue and obtain their care either by purchasing it, getting a job where the employer purchases it, or by relying on various government and community programs to help if they cannot afford it.
But to claim that a service that costs megabucks is a 'right' is simply the height of ignorance.
It is for this reason that Obama is just as ignorant about the Constitution as his running mate Joe Biden, and their ex-rival for the Democratic nomination, John Edwards.
For more info on this important issue, check out 'No, Barack, Health Care is Not a Right' at Human Events.
Zogby/Reuters/C-SPAN report that their latest joint tracking poll shows Obama ahead of McCain by only 2 percentage points, 47-45%.
In fact, the 3 entities are claiming that the race is 'too close to call.'
One key factor in the closeness of the race, according to Zogby, is Sarah Palin's performance in her debate with Joe Biden. After Palin's stellar performance, McCain's numbers have improved significantly even in spite of the the bad economic news.
Click on the link above and read this encouraging news.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
Scott Rasmussen posts his daily tracking poll, and the news is not good as Obama continues to benefit from bad economic news. Folks, we are losing this thing big time. It is getting away from us, no doubt about it.
Pamela Geller has an in-depth report (be sure to click on all the links) on the investigation into voter fraud at ACORN--the ultra-leftwing organization connected to Barack Obama. Read it all.
Dr. John Lott has the scoop on voter fraud in Ohio...a MUST-read!
Lou Dobbs highlights further voting fraud in Ohio, where their early voting program allows people to go from county to county to register and vote on the same day, numerous times...and there is no way for election officials to make sure these folk vote only once.
Gateway Pundit has the explosive news Obama was a member of the National SOCIALIST Party during the 1990s!
Michelle Malkin reports the latest on the Palin email hacking case, including details of an indictment and a continuing investigation.
National Review published an excellent article by Michelle Malkin entitled, 'Thug Thizzle to Election Day.'
From David Codrea's War on Guns:
*A settlement has been reached concerning those who had their guns confiscated during the martial law debacle in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
*'Home Defense Animation'--be sure to see this!
*David posts a letter from Mike Vanderboegh in response to a guy who has proclaimed the death of conservatism and free markets.
Alphecca echoes my sentiments that it appears McCain is going to lose bigtime. And I am simply sick to my stomach about what my fellow citizens are apparently getting ready to do to my country. But I won't be voting for a 3rd party or anything. I love Sarah Palin too much to do that.
In case you missed it, AHAB posted the audio from last night's radio show, 'Gun Nuts,' hosted by Breda and Ahab.
Sebastian notes that a group of educators are passing around a petition in support of terrorist Bill Ayers. Sickening. They are flat-out Marxists who have no business in the classroom!
Nicki gives her take on last night's debate. And yes, it was pretty pathetic.
Traction Control says that the Obama thing now claims he didn't know anything about Bill Ayers background. Yeah, right. He stomped on the American flag, had his picture taken while doing it, which was widely published, and his 'education program' trains kids to become leftwing radicals. Give me a freakin' break. What a liar.
Western Rifle Shooters Association has the MUST-read of the day, entitled, "Welcome to Camp Obama." Folks, we are in for terribly dark days, I'm afraid.
ARRA News Service has a great article on Sarah Palin and what she has done for the conservative base.
Notoriously Conservative blogs on 'Campaign Promises and the Costs of Obama.'
From the American Thinker: 'What If Obama Doesn't Have America's Best Interests at Heart?'
The Macho Response posts a great read entitled, 'Elect at Your Own Risk.'
It's all about education, isn't it, Mr. Cooper?
Uh, actually, no!
Ayers' work in education has but one goal--to lay the groundwork for revolution by brainwashing children during their formative years. Ayers never renounced being a radical and never expressed remorse for planting bombs at the Pentagon and the Capitol building.
Yet Obama and the mainstream reporters continue to try to legitimize Ayers by saying, 'He is now a university professor in Chicago.'
Guess where most of the extremist, anti-American rhetoric originates in America today? In major universities! And Ayers' work in education is designed to teach extremism to America's youth and indoctrinate them in the theory of social and political revolution.
National Review has thoroughly researched Bill Ayers and Barack Obama, and the verdict is that Barack hides much of his dealings with the terrorist. He ALSO hides his years as a student at Columbia where he sought out and was mentored by some of the most extremist, Communist radicals in the world.
The article in the Review makes it clear that there is a huge chunk of Barack's life that he has taken great pains to carefully hide from the public. WHY?
You be the judge. But one thing is certain. He would never get elected if mainstream Americans knew the real truth.
2. Something foul occurred in the debate. Tom Brokaw picked questions that the candidates answered in the last debate. So, why did we need this debate if it were merely going to be a rehashing of the last one?
3. There IS a reason why someone needed this debate. Severely limiting the types of questions that were asked only served to help Barack Obama. McCain needed to further differentiate himself from Obama on a variety of key issues such as abortion, gun rights, family values, etc., which he never got a chance to do. Brokaw made sure the types of questions that were chosen were in Obama's favor simply because they gave no chance for McCain to show that he is mainstream and Obama is radical.
4. For this reason, this was no real 'town hall' debate. Brokaw had all the power.
5. Citizens were not really free to ask Obama about his extremist radical associations, his former Pastor and church--issues that get to the heart of character. I'm sure such questions were submitted, but since Brokaw had the sole power to toss questions prior to the debate, they did not get asked. Thus, Americans still don't really know the real Barack Obama.
6. Mysteriously, whenever Obama answered a question, he stood right in camera view of a woman sitting behind him who gave him overtly positive facial affirmations, complete with broad smiles, nods of the head, and so forth. This happened at least a dozen times. This was not coincidental...it was as if he had rehearsed with the camera people where to stand in order to be shown with a person who acted like a big supporter. And thus, I cry 'FOUL!'
7. This 'debate' only further confirms my conviction that these TV debates are nothing more than dog-and-pony shows of no substance. TV is a medium that highlights the insignificant--the fluff. Once again, how a person comes across on TV is no indication of how effective they will be as President.
8. Brokaw should not have come out of retirement.
9. Someone should investigate the mysterious camera angle that was designed to help Obama.
10. No one asked Obama about his oft-repeated claim that he will 'give 95% of Americans a tax cut, although he has proposed a trillion dollars in new government spending. Where is that money going to come from?
Since so many of Obama's supporters act as if he is their Lord and Savior, the Messiah, then maybe they believe he can cause money to appear out of thin air. But one thing is for sure, his proposals make no logical sense.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
From Michelle Malkin:
*'Liberal Math--Unrepentant Weather Underground Terrorist Equals...'--a MUST-read!
*ACORN, Barack Obama's ultra-leftwing organization got a piece of the bailout anyway, over GOP objections. Pathetic.
*'A Word of Caution About Tonight's Debate'--Obama cheerleaders at NBC and Tom Brokaw are hosting tonight's town hall debate. You can bet your sweet patootie that the Left will plant some Obama people to pose as 'undecided voters' who will ask questions.
From David Codrea's War on Guns:
*Congress is discussing martial law! And the discussion was caught on C-Span video. You HAVE to read this!
*'The Ratings Game'--the NRA's rating system of candidates seems to be skewed.
*'We Know What You Did Last Summer'--you know, like impose martial law?
*'What's In a Name'--the insane is running the asylum.
Western Rifle Shooters Association issues the alert that Germany is on the precipice of a financial collapse and the possibility of a ripple effect.
JR posts a gun-rights editorial.
Congrats to Roberta X on her blog's first anniversary.
Alphecca has 'Democrat Lies.' The title says it all.
Dark Blog has a good read entitled, 'Baffling the Pundits.'
From Gateway Pundit:
*Obama is already pushing his socialist agenda in his education proposals. Gotta raise up a generation of little Comrades.
*MUST-see video! Palin wows the crowd in her response to a heckler.
*Wait till you see THIS! What Obama really thinks about 'whitey.'
*The AP thinks that Obama's 'God damn America' ultra leftwing church is not radical! ROFL!!
Sebastian says that MSNBC actually tried to do a good report on guns, but as always, they fouled it up due to their ignorance and leftwing bias.
Nicki opines on the bailout and says that apparently we got screwed for nothing.
Ahab gives us the run-down on tonight's edition of 'Gun Nuts--The Next Generation.'
Insight on Freedom posts, 'Preparing to Live in Socialist America.'
His supporters claim the economy is Obama's 'strong suit.'
OK, so, let's make the economy the issue, then. I welcome the debate and the chance to expose Obama for the charlatan he is on economic issues.
One, he claims that under his plan everyone in the electorate will be in no higher tax bracket than they were under Ronald Reagan.
This is nothing but sheer smoke and mirrors. Reagan inherited tax rates that were astronomical, and thus, he began to lower them. But he had a Democratic Congress to deal with during many of those years.
Reagan succeeded in lowering the tax rates significantly in spite of Democratic opposition, but he never stated that the process should stop there. Reagan believed in the premise of incrementalism, meaning that you make changes one step at a time, particularly when you are faced with heavy opposition. Thus, you lower the rates in increments.
Reagan never ceased working to reduce the tax burden on Americans and decreasing the size and scope of government.
George W. Bush continued with the Reagan principle by passing 2 major tax cuts during his nearly 8 years in office. Obama wants to allow those tax cuts to expire in 2010, which will mean that Americans will experience the largest single tax increase in American history.
On top of that, he wants to change the tax rates so that those within certain income brackets will pay even higher taxes, bringing them back to the levels of the Reagan years. This is going backwards, not forward. Reagan would be all for implementing more tax cuts once he succeeded in lowering taxes during the first step in his incremental plan.
Thus, Obama is lying about taxes and falsely using the legacy of Ronald Reagan to supposedly bolster his plan's acceptability. Those of us who were part of the Reagan Revolution see through the smoke and mirrors. Obama is no Reagan.
Two, Obama would raise these tax rates at a time when the economy is in no position to withstand it. In a weakening economy the last thing on earth you want to do is to increase the tax burden on the electorate. Such an idea is entirely asinine and preposterous...and dangerous to the nation's economic stability.
Three, one of the tax increases that is central to Obama's plan is an increase in the capital gains tax--the very thing that could get us out of the present crisis if capital gains were decreased or eliminated entirely. The people who create the jobs and wealth in this nation would have billions to pour into the banking industry if the capital gains tax were cut. Obama wants to put the squeeze on them, thus insuring a sustained economic nosedive.
Four, Obama has proposed ONE TRILLION DOLLARS' WORTH of new government programs. How does he propose to pay for it? He has never said. Rather, he claims he will give 95% of Americans a tax cut. How? Where is the money going to come from?
If 95% of Americans are going to be paying less, then there is absolutely no possible way to fund a trillion dollars' worth of new government programs. The stark illogic of such thinking is stunning. Obviously, if we are going to add new programs that cost a trillion dollars, somebody in the country is going to be paying truckloads in more taxes.
Is all of this money going to come from corporations who will have their taxes increased? Let me see, now. The economy depends on strong companies that hire workers. If you load them up with extra taxes you can kiss goodbye more jobs and more prosperity. The extra tax burden will be passed onto consumers, and average workers will suffer by potentially losing their jobs.
Thus, the economy continues to spiral downward.
Finally, Obama says that anyone making over $250,000 per year will face tax increases...to the tune of nearly a trillion dollars to pay for his massive expansion of government. What he does not tell you is that millions of small businesses are sub-chapter 'S' corporations and 'LLCs' where the owners include the profits of their businesses in their personal income statement.
This does not mean the owners make $250,000 per year but that the business made $250,000. This will place small business owners in a higher tax bracket, bankrupting many of these businesses that employ 80% of America's workforce.
In short, the Obama economic plan makes absolutely no logical sense. It is a prescription for a disaster of draconian proportions.
And yet, someway, somehow, mysteriously most Americans, according to the polls, 'trust' Obama more on the economy than they do McCain.
Americans act as if they are the proverbial drowning man reaching for anything he can get his hands on to pull him out of the water. In this case, they are like a drowning man clinging to a razor blade if they actually believe Obama's plan will work.
A significant portion of the population already believes that Obama is unfit, unqualified, and dangerously unprepared to be President.
And many of those who have blindly supported him because they want 'change' are not truly aware of the background, identity, and dark associations of the man. Neither are they aware of just how radical, extremist, and leftwing Obama and the Democratic Party leadership really are.
Once the extremist agenda of the new order in the era of Obama comes into plain view, many Americans will not have the stomach for it. In fact, I submit that patriots will be so thoroughly disgusted by programs initiated by these radicals that they will simply refuse to comply.
The first place that we may witness this civil disobedience is in the form of non-payment of taxes. The most conscientious patriots among us may well decide that they will not under any circumstance help fund a government that has lost its legitimacy.
And yes, such an act is considered unlawful and some could be jailed.
But according to the philosophy of the men who founded this Republic, there comes a point in time when governments can lose their legitimacy due to their penchant for limiting freedoms and robbing citizens of their hard-earned money in the form of oppressive taxation.
Thus, with the Constitution and the writings of the Founders as their guide, these brave souls may well collectively say to Washington, 'I can no longer in good conscience provide funds for this government.'
This act of non-compliance to taxation may also involve some businesses which are owned by these brave patriots. Self-employed persons do not have taxes taken out of their checks prior to their receiving the money, but they must pay the government in the form of quarterly tax payments.
Let's say, for example, that 10% of individual citizens and businesses refused to give the government any money. This would involve multi-billions of dollars of lost revenue for the government.
This would also involve roughly 31 million citizens.
What is the government going to do at that point? Arrest 31 million citizens, try them all in court at taxpayer expense, and then incarcerate them at taxpayer expense, when the lost revenue from those refusing to pay taxes has already nearly crippled the government's ability to stay afloat?
The court system will break under the pressure of the avalanche of citizens who have been arrested for tax evasion. The government will have to find a way to incarcerate all of these people. But it will lack the funds to do so.
In such a scenario the government would essentially be powerless to do a thing about these citizens, unless it decided to kill them. And history shows that oppressive governments will not hesitate to do just that to those it deems a threat to its ever-growing power.
Do I actually believe that 10% of citizens and businesses would risk everything by refusing to pay their taxes? Probably not. But never underestimate the passion, loyalty, and ingenuity of the American patriot who believes that the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights represent the ultimate law of the land, not the Congress, not the President, and not the Supreme Court.
The wrong people can get into those offices and subvert them for evil purposes. But the rights and concepts represented in the Constitution are timeless, overarching, and are never bound by tyrants with their twisted interpretations that leave citizens with less freedom and more bondage.
So get ready, my friends. We are on the brink of the roller coaster ride of the centuries.
If the election were held today, Obama would win in a near-landslide. Scott Rasmussen reports that Obama has opened significant leads in 4 out of the 5 main battleground states that will determine the next President.
The culprit? The economy and the fact that many Americans erroneously blame Bush for it. Thus, the ignorant assume that anyone who is Republican is automatically to blame.
Unless something major happens to turn this thing around very soon, we are looking at not only an Obama Presidency but a significantly strengthened Democratic majority in Congress.
And now, the good news.
This may be ultimately the best possible thing for the country. Nothing will serve to wake up, motivate, and energize the vast conservative mainstream in this country than for voters to elect a gang of leftwing radicals to run both the White House and Congress.
You think the present economic crisis is bad? Just wait until this bunch gets full control of the government. We are looking not only at a recession but a severe depression on a scale never before witnessed in the history of this country--just the scenario needed to open a window for leftwing radicals to move in to force their liberty-robbing agenda on a vastly weakened Republic.
The ensuing catastrophe in the economy and in social structures will thrust the country into such disarray that the electorate will demand the ouster of the radicals in Congress and in the White House, either by impeachment or by waiting until the next election cycle to clean house.
Thus, in the long run, an Obama Presidency and a 60-seat majority for the Democrats in the Senate may be the best thing to happen to the country.
The question is, how much irreparable damage will this team of extremists do in the meantime?
We may be forced to live through some of the most painful, tumultuous years in modern times because of the big electoral mistake Americans are about to make. We all will suffer atrocities that have not been witnessed in this country since the Civil War.
The end of the troubled times, no doubt, will result in a massive sweep by conservatives who will be chosen by the citizens to bring back some sanity to Washington. But unfortunately the electorate will not listen to these conservatives unless a massive national political catastrophe occurs.
At present we are headed for that very catastrophe in November.
Monday, October 06, 2008
Glenn Reynolds has an important update on Barack Obama's long-term ties to Ayers and other persons of dubious reputation.
Uncle posts even more on the Obama-Ayers association. Obama even gave the terrorist a job!
The Rustmeister has a MUST-read entitled, 'Here's Why Ayers Matters.' Read it all.
Michelle Malkin reports that the massive taxpayer bailout of Wall Street, voted for by Barack Obama, has not helped the markets...the stock market tumbled by 700 points today.
21 Guns Salute has more about the stock market collapse.
From Codrea's War on Guns:
*Bogus Scholarships from the Joyce Foundation, involving Barack Obama, display Orwellian dishonesty.
*CBS seems to be loading up its commentary section with Elmer Fudds.
*'Bulletproof'--interesting that cops, government officials, Hollywood stars, and other members of the liberal elite are always immune from the restrictions they pass onto us peons in the citizenry.
*Beware if you dare to publicly oppose the JBTs! This is a MUST-read!
Nicki has another good one, entitled, 'For the Love of Freedom.'
From Western Rifle Shooters Association:
*'When You Come For My Guns'
*Bracing for massive layoffs in light of today's continuing collapse and following some sound advice.
Big Brother is really here. Dark Blog posts the story.
Cap'n Bob and the Damsel blog on their latest trip to the shooting range.
Front Sight, Press has the scoop from David Hardy that Obama has tried to destroy the 2nd Amendment. Read it all!
From Sebastian at Snow Flakes in Hell:
*The NRA is intensifying its attacks on anti-gun bigot Barack Obama
*A shocking look at some Obama loyalists
Walls of the City has some important 'required reading.'
The Bitch Girls point to a disgusting display by Michelle Obama at a campaign rally.
Squeaks posts an important update to the hijacking of the blog 'The High Road.'
Robb Allen predicts Florida will go to McCain. I hope he's right.
Obama denies these connections. Yet as you will see below, a variety of authors have documented the Democratic candidate's lifelong associations which give us a pretty good picture of how Obama thinks.
Sarah Palin has been criticized in the mainstream media and by their dictators in the Obama campaign for daring to suggest that Obama has a penchant for palling around with characters of ill repute, including terrorists. Yet the facts show that not a single word she uttered is untrue.
Here are the links:
An In-Depth Look at Obama's upbringing, religious affiliations, and associates
A Complete Run-Down on Obama's Communist, Terrorist Associations
Obama's Ties to Funding Terrorists
Obama's Ties to William 'Bill' Ayers Run Long and Deep
Obama Needs to Explain His Ties to William Ayers
Obama Helped Fund a Racist Group that Denies Israel's Right to Exist
Obama Legitimizes Grievances of Terrorist Groups Hamas and Hezbollah
Illegal Obama Donors--Hamas
Tony Rezko Shows How Sleazy Obama Is
A nuclear missile cruiser is being accompanied by an anti-submarine destroyer, a reconnaissance vessel, and a support ship, according to a report issued by The Times Online in the U.K.
Venezuelan Communist dictator Hugo Chavez had announced last month that Russia would be engaging in joint military-naval exercises in the Caribbean during the month of November.
But Russia has already sent a warship to the area prior to the deployment of the present envoy of warships.
I only had to alert him to the fact once. And he appreciated it.
Well, my fellow Americans, whether you asked for it or not, presently you are not making any sense. If the polls about your views concerning the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections are correct, you are engaging in senseless irrationality.
As the economy falters, Barack Obama's poll numbers rise. And, when Congress voted for the 700 billion dollar bailout of Wall Street, once again Obama benefited in the polls supposedly due to the fact that Americans overwhelmingly opposed the bailout.
My friends, Barack Obama campaigned for and voted for the massive bailout!
So, why is he not sharing any of the blame?
In addition, since Barack Obama's Party took over both Houses of Congress in 2006, our economic woes have increased. Gasoline was just over 2 bucks a gallon here in the South in 2006. The housing and banking markets were strong.
Barack Obama was one of the Democrats elected to Congress that year. And, in less than 2 years we have seen gasoline increase by 2 bucks per gallon, the housing and banking markets fall into disarray, and our pension plans lose millions.
Congress controls the purse-strings of America, not the President. And it took less than 2 years' worth of Democratic leadership in Congress to result in this mess.
Yet you, the American people, are telling pollsters that you approve of the very ones responsible for the problem.
Barack Obama was knee-deep in scandal at FannieMae and FreddieMac way back in the 1990s, benefiting personally from good ole boy under-the-table deals that allowed him to get a million dollar home on the salary of an Illinois state legislator.
And then, just last week, he voted to bail out the good ole boys on Wall Street using OUR tax dollars to the tune 700 billion dollars. I suppose he had to return a favor to the corrupt officials that got him his magnificent home.
This is why I say you are making no sense whatsoever if you are participating in these polls. It is senseless to allow Obama and his Democratic cohorts to escape any blame for the mess in the economy.
The question is, are you strong enough to accept the plain truth? And, when are you going to begin listening to the lone voices crying in the darkness concerning the real truth about Barack Obama?
Sunday, October 05, 2008
Many have speculated that McCain may tap Graham to take a key role in a potential McCain administration should the Arizona Senator win the Presidency.
But Graham quickly dispelled any such notion.
Graham maintains that should McCain win, he will be needed in the Senate to be an advocate for the McCain agenda.
No doubt, Graham has been very effective in that role, appearing often on the various Sunday morning network news programs in order to serve as a point-man in the Senate for the GOP.
And that role may become even more important if we are to believe many of the latest polls throughout the nation. Barack Obama has broken into a significant statistical lead over McCain, prior to the recent VP debate, that is. We still have not gotten a clear picture of the trends after the debate, which should come into focus by Tuesday of this week.
But prior to that debate, polls are showing McCain losing and some top Republican Senators losing their jobs, one being Elizabeth Dole of North Carolina, who is trailing badly at this point. Some observers believe that the Democrats could pick up the needed seats to have that all-important 60-seat majority in the Senate--enough to override any Presidential veto and enough to prevent Republicans from blocking the Socialist legislation the Democrats will surely attempt to pass.
If McCain wins, he will need all the help he can get in Senate in which the GOP is considerably weakened.
Senator Graham went further to state that should Barack Obama win the Presidency, he will remain in the Senate to fight the Obama onslaught 'tooth and nail.'
This is what the majority of South Carolinians wanted to hear.
Graham's seat is considered safe in this volatile election year. Although the Senator has raised the ire of his constituents on a couple of occasions by supporting the amnesty plan for illegal aliens, Graham still remains popular in the state, and his Democratic rival has not been able to mount a significant or credible campaign.
But in either case, with either a McCain administration or an Obama administration, Graham's role in the Senate will be significant in an era where the electorate seems to have taken leave of its senses in the aftermath of the crisis in the banking and mortgage industry.
Interesting that a problem created by government meddling is to be solved by more government meddling, if the polls are correct concerning who the citizens wish to send to Congress.
It just goes to show that money problems, plus panic, always lead to irrationality. We are seeing just that in the polls.
The issue has been simmering for months just waiting for somebody, somewhere in the McCain campaign to take the matter and run with it.
It took Sarah Palin to take Obama to task for his 'palling around with terrorists.'
Immediately the Obama campaign described the offensive as an act of 'desperation' and referred to the charge as utterly untrue. But the evidence suggests otherwise.
As I have been warning for months, Barack Obama's relationship with terrorist Bill Ayers, who founded a domestic terrorist organization called 'Weather Underground' (not the independent weather forcasting agency) in the 1960s and took responsibility for placing bombs around the Pentagon, is an explosive issue that should be highlighted in the campaign.
Obama launched his campaign for the Illinois Senate in the home of Bill Ayers. Ayers has been a major contributor to the Obama phenomenon, beginning with the candidate's early career in Chicago. The 2 also served together on the Board of Directors for a social service agency.
None of this was reported in the mainstream media until the Wall Street Journal broke the story to the national audience several weeks ago. Click HERE to read The Liberty Sphere's reference to the Wall Street Journal story via Instapundit.
Glenn Reynolds at Instapundit has an extensive list of references to the ties between Barack Obama and Bill Ayers. You will also find further material at Atlas Shrugs, Gateway Pundit, and Michelle Malkin, among others.
But this story doesn't stop with Ayers. The Feds are investigating the Obama campaign concerning strange contributions from questionable sources, including money that was traced by a private investigator back to Hamas, the terrorist organization in the Middle East.
Since the mainstream media has miserably and inexcusably failed the public in investigating, reporting, and following up on the Ayers story, the responsibility for informing the citizens about these explosive revelations has fallen to the 'new media,' meaning, bloggers.
The fact that Palin would begin to use the material in the McCain campaign is only more proof that the mainstream media is for all intents and purposes, dead, and the real investigative journalism is taking place in the blogosphere.
As we have stated repeatedly, the years between 1995 and 1999 are murky and hidden behind a thick fog. Obama refuses to talk about those years in depth. And in his 2 autobiographies he says very little about the time-frame in question.
It is not coincidental that it was during those years that Obama formed and forged relationships with persons of dubious reputation in Chicago, not the least of which have been Bill Ayers and Tony Rezko.
Palin is correct in bringing up the subject. It is time for America to get to know the REAL Barack Obama.