Day 282 Obama Administration October 28, 2009 - History

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The President began his day with his daily economic and security briefings. He then delivered remarks at the Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony in honor of former Senator Edward William Brooke

The Presdient and Vice President then had lunch together.

The President then met with members of the intelligence community.

Presdient Obama next signed the Defense Authroization Act for 2010

The President and Vice President then met with Secratary of Defense Gates

Presdient Obama then met with his senior advisors.

He then attended a tree signing ceremony

THe Presdient ended his public day at a reception commemorating the enactment of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Hate Crimes Prevention Act


From the same folks who brought you the reporter who thought the most riveting question of the day at Obama’s first press conference was what he thought about A-Rod’s admitted steroid use comes this gem from its story today on the election results in Israel:

You just gotta love those Fatah “moderates”…such peace lovers…especially in comparison to those evil Israeli nationalists leaders such as Bibi, Lieberman, Elon…

WaPo would have us believe that Hamas and Bibi are just two peas in a pod…

The Washington Post has long had terrible Israel coverage…My question:

Is it bias…or just bad reporting and analysis?

Electoral Math Update -- Obama Bounces Back

Going on the assumption that the presidential campaign will indeed continue (whether John McCain participates or not), we turn back to the polls to get a sense of what's going on out there. Now, today was a banner day for Obama in the national polls (especially the one that puts him up nine points, 52/43) -- but they are largely meaningless, since that is not how we elect our president. Given the facts of the Electoral College, we have to go down to the level of the state polls to more accurately judge the race.

[Program Note: Since I started this series of columns back in June, I've been writing them about once every three weeks. But we're now in the homestretch of the campaign, so they will be appearing weekly, every Wednesday, right up to Election Day. Links to all articles in this series appear in the Data section at the bottom.]

Since last week's dismal outlook for Obama, there has been an absolute flood of state poll numbers released. One day after last week's column ran, over thirty states released polls on the same day. Whew! They even polled the District of Columbia, for the first time in the entire election season (you can see why they hadn't bothered up until now -- it unsurprisingly came out 82/13 in Obama's favor). But so many state polls are being released so fast, that for the first time every single state has been polled recently -- and not just in the past month, but in the past week. This flood of data is a good thing, though, as it keeps the electoral map a lot closer to the current voter preferences state-by-state.

Before we begin, a quick overview of the states that have moved categories. McCain firmed up his lead in two states, Texas and Arizona. He stole New Hampshire from Obama as well. But he lost ground on five states -- Florida, Louisiana, Montana, North Carolina, and West Virginia.

Meanwhile, Obama captured New Mexico and Virginia back from McCain, and increased his lead in four other states -- New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington. But he lost ground in a few states as well -- Iowa, Maine, and Wisconsin.

So what does it all mean? Let's turn to the charts.

The overview of each candidate's electoral percentage starts at the bottom for Obama (blue) and the top (red) for McCain. Ties are in white.

McCain started the week with 257 electoral votes (EV), for 47.8%. He briefly spiked up to 50.9% the next day, then sunk down to a low of 43.9% before fighting back to almost where he started at 256 EV, or 47.6%.

Obama, by comparison, had a better week. He started with 247 EV, or 45.9%, then sunk to his all-time low point of 243 EV, or 45.2%. Since then, he's come bouncing back. Obama now stands at a game-winning 282 electors for a comfortable 52.4%.

Semi-comfortable, at any rate. Obama has reversed the slide he experienced after the Sarah Palin announcement and the GOP convention, and just as the Palin Effect was wearing off, the economy self-destructs -- which also helps Obama in the polls (since huge numbers trust Democrats with the economy over trusting Republicans). So, unless Obama really screws up during Friday's debate (if it indeed happens, that is), look for his numbers to climb next week as well, until they hit a truly comfortable plateau (that hopefully he can maintain until the election).

Looking at John McCain's numbers in depth, we find more evidence that his convention bounce was what the pollsters call (forgive me for this, but it's the term they use) a "dead cat bounce" (i.e., even a dead cat will bounce once when you throw it on the floor -- now you see why I asked forgiveness for the term. ).

As always, Strong means 10% or better in the polls, Weak means 5% or better, and Barely is under five percent.

McCain got a big spike in Strong as the week started, as Texas (and its whopping 34 electoral votes) firmed up for McCain. But then as the week went on, he lost a few in this category as well (MT, LA, NC). McCain's Strong number is currently pretty high (146, with a net gain of 27 over last week) compared to his history, but these states aren't exactly in doubt for November. But the real trendline here is the cratering of McCain's Weak numbers. Last week he was at 87, now (after going as low as 23) it stands at 38. Partly this was due to Texas being upgraded, but the line I've been watching all along as been the "Strong plus Weak" line. Last week, McCain was at an all-time high of 216 in this category, but now he slips 32 to wind up with 184 right now.

Some of the Weak states went to Barely McCain, but some of them left his column altogether, meaning overall McCain is down only one point for the week.

It wasn't so much that McCain had a bad week, in other words, but that Obama had a good one. Here is Obama's chart:

Obama's chart is certainly a lot happier than last week's. He has shored up his support in the Pacific Northwest and Mountain West (WA, NM, CO), and is doing better with states along the mid-Atlantic seaboard (VA, PA, NJ, NY). But at the same time, he appears to be weakening in the upper Midwest (IA, WI), and in the far Northeast is getting dangerously weak in Maine and losing New Hampshire to McCain for the first time. I would chalk this up to a random outlier poll, but two separate polls have shown the same razor-slim lead for McCain there, so I can't discard the evidence quite so fast.

Last week I predicted was Obama's low point, and in fact it arrived the day afterwards. But from this low, Obama has been steadily climbing all week. He has rebuilt support among his Strong states, and held on in the Weak states. He has successfully flipped states back into his Barely column as well. But things would be a lot smoother for him if he could manage to start moving some of the Barely states back into the Weak column. I expect this to happen, most prominently in the upper Midwest (MN, WI, MI, IA) in the next week or two, since the economy is a strong point for Obama here.

For the week, Obama was up 35 in Strong for a total of 168 down 37 in Weak for a total of 30, and the same 37 up in Barely, for a total of 84. But while this pushed Obama over the 270 winning line (to 282), my favorite trendline "Strong plus Weak" went down a bit, then up a bit, then settled in for a net loss of two this week to its current 198.

This isn't great news for Obama, but it's not bad news either. Comparing the two candidates in Strong plus Weak, McCain was leading Obama last week 216 to 200. This week, Obama's back on top with 198 to McCain's 184. From a loss of 16 points to an edge of 14 points is a pretty big gain for Obama. As I said, though, it would indeed be nicer if Obama could convert a few states from Barely to at least Weak.

Because I could be full of moose poop about all this, let's check in with an independent source, Sam Minter of His chart averages the last five state polls, while I just take the data from, so his data is generally more stable than mine. And as a blatant plug, Minter's maps and charts are available on my webpage on a daily basis, as well.

His chart combines my three charts above into one. Obama starts from the top, McCain starts from the bottom, and wherever the double pink/baby blue line currently is determines who is ahead.

From his most recent comments on this week's numbers:

New Summary:

McCain Best Case - McCain 336, Obama 202

Obama Best Case - Obama 378, McCain 160

If everybody gets their leans - 282 Obama, 256 McCain

The lesson for today is just that small basically meaningless changes in individual states can make big jumps on the charts. This is in the nature of a winner takes all electoral college system. So when a state flips categories, great. But don't trust the sudden changes as indication of a trend. unless they last and are confirmed by other changes.

Having said that, the charts are now starting to look like we really are seeing a full fledged movement toward Obama in all categories. not just movement of "Weak McCain" states to "Lean McCain". It is still early though, and there is a chance some of these changes are ephemeral. So we need to continue waiting to see if new polls confirm and strengthen this trend. or not.

In the mean time, given the still huge 176 electoral college votes which are too close to call, we still have an overall election without a clear leader.

And we close, as usual, with my picks. Using the polls as a departure point, I then filter it through my fevered brain and come up with what I think is really going on. Don't try this at home, kids, it can be dangerous!

My categories are Likely Obama (Safe Obama and Probable Obama), Likely McCain (Safe/Probable), and Tossup (Lean Obama, Lean McCain, and Too Close To Call). Full data can be found in the data section at the end, for the wonkily-inclined.

Likely States -- Obama

Beginning with Safe states, Obama loses Maine and Wisconsin down to Probable here, and gains Washington state up from Probable. This week's Safe Obama (15 states, 193 EV) -- CA, CT, DC, DE, HI, IA, IL, MA, MD, NJ, NY, OR, RI, VT, WA.

Obama gains Maine and Wisconsin in the Probable category, both down from Safe. To make up for it a bit, he gains New Mexico up from Lean Obama. But he also loses New Hampshire all the way down to Too Close To Call. So, a mixed outcome at best. This week's Probable Obama (5 states, 46 EV) -- ME, MI, MN, NM, WI.

This adds up to a total of 20 states and 239 electoral votes. This is up a single vote from last week.

Likely States -- McCain

McCain's Safe category gained two states this week, Georgia and South Dakota, both from his Probable column last week. He lost none, leaving him at 18 states with 152 electoral votes -- AK, AL, AR, AZ, ID, GA, KS, KY, LA, MS, NE, OK, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, WY.

McCain lost two in the Probable category, both up to Safe. And he gained two from Lean McCain as well, Montana and North Dakota. Some might argue with putting Montana here, but I really just don't see it being in play at this point. Total Probable McCain this week (5 states, 37 EV) -- MO, MT, NC, ND, WV.

Leaving McCain actually up from last week, with a total of 23 Likely states, and 189 electoral votes. But, again, just comparing Likely between the two candidates shows Obama maintaining a 50 vote lead. Obama needs 31 votes from the swing states to win, and McCain needs a whopping 81 -- just to put it all in perspective.

Tossup states

Which leaves the Tossups. There hasn't been as much activity here as you might think, because I take longer to convince than a single poll sometimes.

Lean Obama loses New Mexico up to Probable Obama, and finishes with two states (30 EV) -- CO, PA.

Lean McCain has no states this week, losing Montana and North Dakota up to Probable McCain, and losing Florida to Too Close To Call.

Too Close To Call had two additions, one from each camp. Obama lost New Hampshire and McCain lost Florida back down into the "we'll be biting our knuckles on election night" category. There are now six states that could go either way, for a total of 80 electoral votes -- FL, IN, NH, NV, OH, VA.

Waste Of My Oxygen

This first post is a great look at what has happened to this Country. The second post furture down express how I feel about the election results and was also well written by an American in Italy.

“The sun will come out tomorrow,” Little Orphan Annie sang in “Annie,” the long-running Broadway classic.

Well, on the morning of November 5, the sun wasn’t shining for over 55-million Americans, including me, who voted for a McCain-Palin administration. But the sun was blazing in another way for the historic election of Barack Obama as the first person-of-color to be elected President of the United States.

  • Consumer confidence plummeted.
  • The cost of regular gasoline soared.
  • Unemployment escalated by 10%.
  • Households saw $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate through stock and mutual fund losses.
  • Home equity dropped by trillions of dollars and untold numbers of homes are in foreclosure.
  • Food prices skyrocketed over 30% in 1 year.
  • During the Civil War, Republicans planned the most significant amendments ever to our Constitution and enacted – despite fierce opposition from the Democrats – the 13th Amendment to ban slavery, the 14th Amendment to protect all Americans regardless of the color of their skin, and the 15th Amendment to extend voting rights to African-Americans.
  • “Every man that wanted the privilege of whipping another man to make him work for nothing, and pay him with lashes on his naked back, was a Democrat.Every man that raised bloodhounds to pursue human beings was a Democrat.Every man that cursed Abraham Lincoln because he issued the Emancipation Proclamation was a Democrat,”wrote Robert Ingersoll in 1876.
  • For its first 80 years, the Republican Party was the only one to provide a home for African-Americans.Until well into the 20 th century, every African-American member of Congress was a Republican. The same was true for nearly all state legislators and other elected officials.
  • In 1888, Republican Senator Aaron Sargent introduced the “Susan B. Anthony” Amendment to the Constitution, according women of all races the right to vote.Strong Democrat opposition to what would become the 19th Amendment delayed ratification until 1920.
  • In the 26 major civil rights votes after 1933, a majority of Democrats opposed civil rights legislation in over 80 percent of their votes, while the Republican majority favored civil rights in over 96 percent of the votes. See here and here.
  • When President John F. Kennedy was a senator from Massachusetts, he could have voted for the 1957 Civil Rights Act pushed by Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson, but he didn’t. This Act only passed with the help of Republicans. After JFK was elected president, he failed to suggest any new civil rights proposals in 1961 or 1962.
  • In 1963, Kennedy decided to act on the 1964 Civil Rights Act, but faced a filibuster by southern Democrats. Republicans favored the bill, which would have failed without their votes.
  • Hubert Humphrey, a member of Congress when Democrats held both houses of Congress, admitted that, “without the leadership and help of Republicans,” legislative efforts “would have been watered down or failed because of obstinate Democrats – i.e., the Dixiecrats.”
  • The fact that Democrats are quick to take credit for the Civil Rights Act and for the civil rights movement itself is both phony and a self-absorbed vanity,” Alden says.
  • The Republican Leader in the Senate , Everett Dirksen (R-IL), wrote the 1960 Civil Rights Act, and was the person most responsible for defeating the Democrat filibuster against the 1964 Civil Rights Act.The 1964 Civil Rights Act passed the House of Representatives with 80% Republican support but only 61% of Democrats.
  • In the Senate, 82% of Republicans supported the bill compared to 69% of Democrats.
  • Similarly, the 1965 Voting Rights Act was supported in Congress by a higher percentage of Republicans than Democrats.Democrats vigorously opposed Republican efforts to protect the civil rights of African-Americans, from Reconstruction until well into the 20 th century. In much of the country, racist Democrats virtually destroyed the Republican Party, which did not become a force in those areas until President Reagan’s message of freedom and equality prevailed in the 1980s.Today, the Republican Party continues its historical commitment to civil rights at home and around the world.
  • In 2004, [America celebrated] the 150 th anniversary of the GOP as well as the 50 th anniversaryof Brown v. Board of Education – a watershed of the modern-day civil rights movement.In May 1954, former Republican Governor and GOP vice presidential candidate Earl Warren, appointed Chief Justice by Republican President Eisenhower, wrote this landmark decision declaring that “separate but equal” is inherently unconstitutional.To help enforce this principle, the Eisenhower administration drafted the 1957 Civil Rights Act and guided it to passage over a Democrat filibuster.
  • It was the Democrats who fought to keep blacks in slavery and passed the discriminatory Black Codes and Jim Crow laws.
  • The Democrats started the Ku Klux Klan to lynch and terrorize blacks.
  • The Democrats fought to prevent the passage of every civil rights law beginning with the civil rights laws of the 1860’s, and continuing with the civil rights laws of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
  • It was Republican President Dwight Eisenhower who pushed to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1957 and sent troops to Arkansas to desegregate schools.
  • Much is made of Democrat President Harry Truman’s issuing an Executive Order in 1948 to desegregate the military. Not mentioned is the fact that it was President Eisenhower who actually took action to effectively end segregation in the military.
  • President Kennedy was opposed to the 1963 March on Washington by Dr. King that was organized by A. Phillip Randolph who was a black Republican.
  • President Kennedy, through his brother Attorney General Robert Kennedy, had Dr. King wiretapped and investigated by the FBI on suspicion of being a Communist in order to undermine Dr. King.
  • In 1968, after riots broke out in Tennessee where a teenager was killed, Democrat Senator Robert Byrd, a former member of the Ku Klux Klan, called Dr. King a “trouble-maker” who starts trouble, but runs like a coward after trouble is ignited. A few weeks later, Dr. King returned to Memphis and was assassinated on April 4, 1968.
  • Although affirmative action now has been turned by the Democrats into an unfair quota system, affirmative action was begun by Nixon to counter the harm caused to blacks when Democrat President Woodrow Wilson in 1912 kicked all of the blacks out of federal government jobs.
  • It was Republicans who founded the historically Black Colleges and Universities.
  • Critics of Republican Senator Barry Goldwater who ran for president against Democrat President Lyndon Johnson in 1964, ignore the fact that Goldwater wanted to force the Democrats in the South to stop passing discriminatory laws and thus end the need to continuously enact federal civil rights legislation.
  • President Johnson, in his 4,500-word State of the Union Address delivered on January 4, 1965, mentioned scores of topics for federal action, but only thirty five words were devoted to civil rights. He did not mention one word about voting rights.Then in 1967, showing his anger with Dr. King’s protest against the Viet Nam War, President Johnson referred to Dr. King as “that Nigger preacher.”
  • Contrary to the false assertions by Democrats, the racist “Dixiecrats” did not all migrate to the Republican Party. “Dixiecrats” declared that they would rather vote for a “yellow dog” than vote for a Republican because the Republican Party was known as the party for blacks. Today, some of those “Dixiecrats” continue their political careers as Democrats, including Democrat Senator Robert Byrd who is well known for having been a “Kleagle” in the Ku Klux Klan.
  • Republican Senator Strom Thurmond defended blacks against lynching and the discriminatory poll taxes imposed on blacks by Democrats. If Senator Byrd and Senator Thurmond were alive during the Civil War, and Byrd had his way, Thurmond would have been lynched.

“Democrats have been running our inner-cities for the past 30-40 years,” Rice adds, “and blacks are still complaining about the same problems. Over $7 trillion dollars has been spent on poverty programs…with little, if any, impact on poverty.”

These are facts – you know those pesky little things that liberals abhor. But in spite of the Democrats’ historical racism, their abominable record in serving the needs of the black community, and their obvious inability to handle our economy, there’s a new Democrat in town, once again promising the moon.

Will The Sun Come Out Tomorrow?

Mark Alexander, the publisher of, quotes George Washington, who said: “We should never despair. Our situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth new Exertions and proportion our Efforts to the exigency of the times.”

Alexander, ala FDR, calls the election of Barack Obama “a date which will live in infamy.” “Liberals have elected a Socialist with deep ties to cultural and ethnocentric radicalism, and his executive and legislative agenda pose a greater threat to American liberty than that of any president in the history of our great republic.“Obama has twice taken an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic” and to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” He has never honored that oath, and, based on his policy proposals and objectives, he has no intention to honor it after again reciting that oath on 20 January 2009. Obama seeks to, in his own words, “break free from the essential constraints that were placed by the Founding Fathers in the Constitution.”

My perspective is not so bleak. We still have an influential conservative media, a growing number of exciting conservative stars on the political horizon, and an electorate that voted in huge numbers for a Republican candidate who was outspent by multimillions, shamefully savaged by a biased media, and distrusted by many of his fellow Party members . We won’t make that mistake again! And we won’t make the mistake of not reminding the electorate just how contributory we Republicans have been in fighting the Democrats to bring about true racial justice in our country.

Until and unless the socialists among us take away our rights, my country will always be America the Beautiful to me.

Joan Swirsky ( ) is a New York-based journalist and author who can be reached at [email protected]

By Sara In Italy, Guest Author

Posted Wed. Nov. 5 2008, at American Puma In Italy

Watching the Obama supporters last night, with tears streaming down their faces, their screaming, clapping, dancing and fainting, I have to admit I was a bit emotional myself. I appreciate what this means to African Americans, you could see it on their faces. Juan Williams cried through his whole commentary.

And, as opposed to an Obama presidency as I am, I still hold dear, and respect and value the Office of the Presidency, the symbolism of that office. These kinds of things make me weepy, as does the National Anthem. I can’t help it.

And, although many of you might disagree, I am not bitter, or angry. I am just interested, opinionated, and involved, and I supported and voted for someone else. But as much as I can understand what this means to his supporters, it is unfortunate that what this year meant to those who supported Hillary Clinton or John McCain and Sarah Palin, wasn’t understood.

I’d like to say that I think Obama transcended race, and is truly a new kind of Politician. But, then I remember the number of times people who opposed him were called racist. I can’t forget the Clinton’s painted as racists, her supporters, then Palin, and McCain themselves, as well as their supporters. I can’t forget the number of times I was called racist on my blog, or online from the very first day.

I’d like to say that as I watched Michelle on stage last night, that I felt pride that she will be our first African American First Lady. But, I can’t forget the times she said she was for the first time, proud of her country. A country that afforded her an Ivy League education, a country where her family prospered and excelled. I can’t forget her saying that America is a mean country. I can’t forget when she said that she would have to think long and hard before she would support Hillary, should she be the nominee. I can’t forget when she said that *if you can’t run your own house, how can you run the White House*, such an affront to women everywhere.

I’d like to say, as I watched those adorable two girls on the stage last night, the opportunity that lies ahead of them, and all young women. But then I couldn’t help think of the attacks on the children of Sarah Palin. I couldn’t help think of the attacks on her, her 17 year old daughter, and Hillary Clinton, and her female supporters. I can’t forget the public acceptance of the effigy of Sarah Palin, or the Clinton Nutcrackers, or the Sarah Palin is a cunt t-shirts, or the many, many sexist attacks. I couldn’t help remember the nasty comments coming from the left that she should have aborted Trig.

I’d like to say, as I watched the supporters, running through the streets celebrating, that they deserved it, that they worked hard, and put up an honest fair political fight. That they just wanted it more. But then I couldn’t help think of the personal attacks on me, from the day I typed *I support Hillary*. I can’t forget the anonymous personal attacks, and death threats and worse, left on my blog, for discussing the race. I couldn’t help but watch the crowd, and think, “are they someone who called me a whore or a racist c*nt?” I can’t forget the caucus fraud that was witnessed all over the country in the primary. I can’t forget the attacks on African Americans who didn’t support Obama. I can’t forget that someone told Soldier4Hillary that they hoped she died in Iraq, because she supported Hillary. I couldn’t help think of the Black Panthers I saw, in Philadelphia standing in front of the polling place, threatening voters. I can’t forget the death threats on Tavis Smiley for criticizing Obama. I can’t forget the Super Delegates who received death threats for supporting Hillary.

I’d like to say as I watched Hillary and Bill cast their vote yesterday that I believe they supported Obama. But, I can’t forget what Hillary said during the primary, questioning Obama on Rezko and Ayers, and Wright. I can’t forget the constant insults from Obama about the Clinton presidency, and Hillary personally, and professionally. I can’t forget Biden, Edwards, Dodd, and more, tell the American people that Obama is not ready, and not tested. I can’t forget his refusal to release his Senate records, his college transcripts, or his passport.

I’d like to say, as I saw Obama standing there last night, in front of a wall of American flags, giving his speech, that he truly loves America, and is a man of his word. But I can’t forget his excuse for not wearing the Flag pin, and then his political expediency in wearing it. I can’t forget the photo of him not placing his hand over his heart during the National Anthem. I can’t forget the photo William Ayers standing on the American flag. I can’t forget his refusal to release his birth certificate, something that was demanded of Mccain.

I’d like to say, as I watched Obama vote for himself as President yesterday, that I appreciated what an out of body, overwhelming experience that must have been, the pride and excitement he must feel. But, then I saw William Ayers go into the same polling booth, as did Farrakhan. I was reminded of what Obama did early in his career, to get to this point, who he considered appropriate to associate with, to befriend, and to partner with to further his political career. I can’t forget how he exposed his opponents in Chicago, and personally attacked them, to get them removed from the ballot. I can’t forget how he ran his Chicago Districts and his dealings with Rezko, and the state of despair his districts are in. I can’t forget that he didn’t leave that church.

I’d like to say that as I watched him walk to the podium, to give his acceptance speech that he worked so hard, and that he earned this. But I can’t forget what little he has actually accomplished. Yes, he ran a good campaign, he spent more days campaigning then he has ever held a job. I can’t forget all the articles I have read, about his start in the Chicago Senate, and how he was handed bills, to further his career, how his mentor carried him, made himself a Senator. I can’t forget the articles I read how Obama would catch Dodd or Kennedy in the halls and cling to them as they went to present bills, and adding himself to their accomplishments. I can’t forget that he has campaigned longer then he has actually served in the Senate. I can’t forget how he himself said, in 2004 that he was not ready.

I’d like to say, as I saw him standing there, that the people have spoken, and the best man won. But, I can’t forget the thousands and thousands of fraudulent voters registered, the buses of homeless and drug addicts that were driven to the polls. I can’t forget the Obama supporters who have been caught voting twice, the people on the streets saying they voted multiple times, the overseas ballots that have been tossed out. Those four delegates. I can’t forget the actions of the DNC and how they treated the Clintons. I can’t forget the efforts to shove Hillary Clinton from the race.

I’d like to say that as I saw him standing there, and even as I listened to him, and was moved to tears, that he deserves it. I couldn’t help think of the man that did not win. A man who has courageously served his country since he was 17 years old. A man who fought, and almost died for his country. A man who spent five years in a prison in Vietnam, at the same time one of Obama’s neighbors and friends was bombing the Pentagon, and Capital. I couldn’t help remember that Obama gave a book review to Ayers, whose other book was dedicated to the man that murdered Robert Kennedy.

I’d like to say that, although my candidate lost, I trust that Obama will follow through with his promises. But I can’t forget the broken promises he has already made, and the lies that he has told – looking into the eye of the American people. I can’t forget the sliding numbers for his tax cuts.

I’d like to say that as I was watching McCain give his concession speech, that he lost after a good fight. But I can’t forget that McCain couldn’t even fight. His every move, every attempt to put up a good fight was chastised in the media, screams of racism were thrown at him. Even having to fight his own party. As I watched Sarah Palin standing behind him, I couldn’t help think how close we were to having a woman in the White House. As I watched her fight back her tears, I couldn’t help think of all that she has accomplished in her life, being only two years older then me. I can’t forget all the disgusting insulting attacks thrown at her, and how she stayed strong. I can’t forget all of the attacks coming from so called feminists, and how far this election has set us back, as women. And apparently, we really have not gone that far. I can’t forget members of her own party calling her a cancer. I can’t forget the attacks on her and her family, a sitting Governor who has served the people of Alaska, who was asked to join the Republican ticket. The respect I felt for McCain and Palin standing there, moved me to tears. He is a true American Hero, and his service to his country should never be forgotten. I can’t forget the attacks I have read, from the left, on his service.

I’d like to say that Obama is truly a man who was supported by the American people. But I can’t forget the broken promise to accept campaign finance. I can’t forget the millions of dollars of overseas money he as illegally accepted, the millions he has had to return, the unchecked prepaid credit card donations. And his refusal to release the donor list. I can’t forget the millions he has raised and spent, and the promise he broke to get there.

I’d like to say that Obama will be for all people. But can’t forget the personal attacks on Joe the Plumber and anyone who opposed Obama. I can’t forget his pandering to Christian Conservatives in some states, including the gay bashers, his opposition to gay marriage, or his refusal to speak out against the sexist attacks on Clinton and Palin. I can’t forget that Obama pays his female employees less than the men. I can’t forget his double talk regarding Israel. I can’t forget his is associations with Farrakhan, Wright, Khalidi, Meeks, Moss, Dhorn, Ayers, ACORN.

I’d like to say that Obama will help the economy. But I can’t forget his share of the responsibility in the collapse of Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac. I can’t forget all of the experts telling us how his spending and proposals are going to add trillions in more debt. I can’t forget that he is second only to Dodd, in his two short years in the Senate, for taking money from them.

I’d like to say, as I watched the members of the media praise him, and talk about what a great story this is, that I think it is. But I can’t forget the attacks that they launched on Hillary Clinton, Sarah Palin, their supporters, and Bill Clinton as well. I can’t forget their utter failure to do their job, to report the facts, not to create the story. I can’t forget their complete and utter bias. I can’t forget their cover ups, and failures to vet this candidate. I can’t forget their personal attacks on an average citizen.

I’d like to say that this proves that America is not racist. But I can’t forget that 95% of the African Americans voted for Obama. For half of the country, their opposition to Obama was not about race. It was his judgment and his character. It was his policies. And for conservatives, it was everything he and his party stands for. White Americans, Democrats, embraced him. He won cross over votes. But those who didn’t vote for him didn’t do so because of his skin color. But those who did?

I’d like to believe that when Obama said that *out of many, we are one* that were true. But for those who did not support him, from the first days of the primary, were told to for example *keep the fuck out of my country* were treated anything but.

I do understand what this means to his supporters, to African Americans, and to people around the world. I do. As I said, I could see it in their tear streamed faces. And it saddens me that I can’t share gleefully in this moment in history.

As much as I want to welcome this idea of change, this new age of politics, this giant step for mankind, this great leap of faith, this huge movement forward in race relations in America, I just can’t forget how we got to this day.

Will Obama live up to *the promise*? As they say, time will tell.

And as far as the DNC now controlling all three branches?

Gird your loins my friends, gird your loins.

Day 282 Obama Administration October 28, 2009 - History

As a President's Club member of The Heritage Foundation, I am always impressed by the quality of its products and the expertise of its employees.

However, I must say that its newest initiative, called "33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age", may be its most impressive and important work ever.

This past Monday, I attended The Heritage Foundation's President's Club Fall Meeting where we were shown the seven-minute trailer for the documentary set for release in early 2009. The hundreds in attendance, include me, were completely blown away. If this trailer doesn't scare you, nothing will.

Take a look at the trailer below:

For more information on this important initiative, visit

In the Winter of 2009, The Heritage Foundation will release a high-definition documentary that tells the story of the very real threat that hostile nations and rogue dictators now pose to every one of us. In 33 minutes or less, life as we know it in America could end. That's the time it would take for an enemy's ballistic missile to hit the United States. Aptly named, "33 Minutes: Protecting America in the New Missile Age", our documentary will be a key component in exposing our vulnerability to moms, dads and citizens across the country. The time has come to revive the strategic missile defense system that America uniquely can develop, maintain and employ for its own defense and the peace-loving world's security.

Liberal Washington (Com)Post Admits Obama Bias

WOW! The Washington Post's Ombudsman, Deborah Howell, exposed her own paper for what it really is -- a liberal rag. Funny how this analysis, and others like it at other media outlets, didn't come out until AFTER the election was over. We'll see if anyone remembers this four years from now.

29 November 2008

Who'd Log On to Get Doonsbury, Anyway?

The government is bailing out Wall Street for being evil and the car companies for being stupid. But print journalism brings you Paul Krugman and Anna Quindlen. Also, in 1898 Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World and William Randolph Hearst of the New York Journal started the Spanish-American War. All of the Lehman Brothers put together couldn't cause as much evil stupidity as that.

Moreover, rescuing print journalism is a "two-fer." Not only will America's principal source of Sudoku puzzles and Doonesbury be preserved but so will an endangered species--the hard-bitten, cynical, heavy-drinking news hound with a press card in his hatband, a cigarette stub dangling from his lip, and free ringside prize fight tickets tucked into his vest pocket. These guys don't reproduce in captivity. And there are hardly any of them left in the wild. I checked the bar. Just Mike Barnicle, as usual. How's tricks, Mike? Where'd everybody go? Sun's over the yardarm. Time to pour lunch.

Ruttan on Mumbai

Mumbai was selected not simply because it was a so-called soft target but because it is a symbol of modernity in the world's most populous democracy. The city the West first knew as Bombay is today the symbol of India's place in the modern world, as the center not only of banking, commerce and a burgeoning high-tech sector but one of the world's great film industries. (It's worth recalling that when the Taliban swept to power in Afghanistan, one of the first things it did was to close the cinemas and ban DVDs from Mumbai's Bollywood.)

The places the killers struck -- luxury hotels, a railway station, a hospital for women and children, the Chabad Jewish center -- are all powerfully linked in the popular mind with the modern world. As the French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy has argued, the jihadis have linked anti-Americanism, anti-British sentiment (the assumption is that London is Washington's lap dog) and anti-Semitic antagonism toward Zionism into a potent new ideology. To the extent it seems to find an increasingly sympathetic hearing in some fashionable sectors of the intellectual West, including the U.S., Levy correctly labels it "the socialism of imbeciles."Like all the totalitarian movements that have come before it, hatred of liberty and Jews is the real foundation of contemporary jihadism, and not the traditions of Islam or its canonical prescriptions.

Your Next Car

All new for 2012, the Pelosi GTxi SS/Rt Sport Edition is the mandatory American car so advanced it took $100 billion and an entire Congress to design it. We started with same reliable 7-way hybrid ethanol-biodeisel-electric-clean coal-wind-solar-pedal power plant behind the base model Pelosi, but packed it with extra oomph and the sassy styling pizazz that tells the world that 1974 Detroit is back again -- with a vengeance.

We've subsidized the features you want and taxed away the rest. With its advanced Al Gore-designed V-3 under the hood pumping out 22.5 thumping, carbon-neutral ponies of Detroit muscle, you'll never be late for the Disco or the Day Labor Shelter. Engage the pedal drive or strap on the optional jumbo mizzenmast, and the GTxi SS/Rt Sport Edition easily exceeds 2016 CAFE mileage standards. At an estimated 268 MPG, that's a savings of nearly $1800 per week in fuel cost over the 2011 Pelosi.

Even with increased performance we didn't skimp on safety. With 11-point passenger racing harnesses, 15-way airbags, and mandatory hockey helmet, you'll have the security knowing that you could survive a 45 MPH collision even if the GTxi SS/Rt were capable of that kind of illegal speed.

Media Bias

The reason this website exists &ndash and many like it &ndash is because of media bias. If the mainstream media (MSM) were doing its job properly, there may not be a need for sites such as this. But because the MSM is overwhelmingly left of centre, and overwhelmingly secular, there is a pressing need for news and views which are less secular and less leftwing

The media of course has great power and influence. It can not only report news but create news, distort news, manipulate the news and censure the news. As commentator James Hitchcock once wrote, &ldquoProbably the greatest power which the mass media possess, is the ability, in effect, to define reality.&rdquo

As one who has been involved in dealing with the media over the past twenty years, I have witnessed firsthand the way in which news coverage can be treated. I have certainly witnessed how the media can distort and create news. As GK Chesterton once quipped, &ldquoJournalism consists in saying &lsquoLord Jones is dead&rsquo to people who never knew Lord Jones was alive.&rdquo

Now on a regular basis I provide examples of the bias inherent in so much of the MSM. Indeed, I have over 50 articles on my own website devoted to the issue. But still, critics will remain sceptical, and deny any such systemic bias. So let me here offer a bit more proof of my allegations. Let me provide a few bits of documentation to back up my claims.

A number of studies have been done on this issue. They show that much of the MSM simply reflects the reigning worldview of our elites, that of secular humanism. Let me mention just a few of these studies. One earlier study was published back in 1986 when Robert Lichter, Stanley Rothman and Linda Lichter wrote The Media Elite. In it they carefully documened how our news makers are far to the left of ordinary Americans, and far more secular. The book is the result of a ten-year study sponsored by several universities. It examined how journalists covered issues during the previous fifteen years, and makes clear how out of touch most of them are from the rest of the nation.

Then there is the work of a former MSM insider, Bernard Goldberg, His 2001 book Bias was a damning expose of the overwhelming bias found at CBS in particular, and the MSM in general. Goldberg had worked for the CBS television network in America for nearly three decades. Thus he knew from personal experience how the media can push agendas, manipulate the news, and censure opposing viewpoints. His expose is must reading.

Plenty of other book-length critiques of the media have appeared over the years. There are also plenty of quotes one can cite from various players, including those who admit their own bias. Let me just offer two Australian quotes regarding our own ABC.

Australian writer Robert Dessaix was for many years the host of the ABC’s Books and Writing program. He also happens to be a homosexual. Way back in the mid-1990s he said this about the ABC in the Melbourne magazine of the arts, Storm: &ldquoThe political correctness of the ABC is extraordinary. There’s no leeway in anything to do with race or gender or politics. There is only one attitude you can have to Aborigines, to multiculturalism and to feminism. I have to tailor what I say to the reigning ideology of the ABC. As for career prospects in this bastion of gay men and feminists, heterosexual males may as well go and commit suicide.&rdquo

The second is also made by an ABC insider. David Salter was a former executive producer of the ABC’s Media Watch. In an August 2007 article in the Australian entitled &ldquoA bias for independence,&rdquo he too makes an incredible admission: &ldquoThe long march of young liberal-humanist progressives through the ABC’s many portals is as much a self-perpetuating cycle as the daughters of doctors choosing a medical career or the sons of great football players striving to match the sporting deeds of their fathers.&rdquo

It is most revealing that he uses the phrase &ldquothe long march&rdquo. Anyone aware of leftist thought and history would immediately know what he was referring to. Around 80 years ago the Italian Marxist Antonio Gramsci said the most important mission for socialism was to &ldquocapture the culture&rdquo. He said this must be done by means of the &ldquolong march through the institutions&rdquo. That is, socialists must take control of the institutions of influence and power, such as the academy, the judiciary, and the media. Thus the goal is to overthrow societies from within, instead of relying on bloody revolutions from without.

So Salter knows well that this is exactly what has been happening in the ABC. Of course many other examples and admissions can be produced here. But let me focus on one final, and very recent, illustration. It concerns the just-finished US Presidential elections.

Two of the most leftist and secular MSM outlets in the US are The New York Times and The Washington Post. There was a quite amazing piece in the Post last week. It is written by Deborah Howell, an ombudsman for Post. The piece was entitled, &ldquoAn Obama Tilt in Campaign Coverage&rdquo and it spilled the beans of the leftist slant of the Post.

She begins with these words: &ldquoThe Post provided a lot of good campaign coverage, but readers have been consistently critical of the lack of probing issues coverage and what they saw as a tilt toward Democrat Barack Obama. My surveys, which ended on Election Day, show that they are right on both counts.&rdquo

&ldquoMy assistant, Jean Hwang, and I have been examining Post coverage since Nov. 11 of last year on issues, voters, fundraising, the candidates’ backgrounds and horse-race stories on tactics, strategy and consultants. We also have looked at photos and Page 1 stories since Obama captured the nomination June 4. The count was lopsided, with 1,295 horse-race stories and 594 issues stories. The Post was deficient in stories that reported more than the two candidates trading jabs readers needed articles, going back to the primaries, comparing their positions with outside experts’ views. There were no broad stories on energy or science policy, and there were few on religion issues.&rdquo

Here are some of the specifics: &ldquoThe op-ed page ran far more laudatory opinion pieces on Obama, 32, than on Sen. John McCain, 13. There were far more negative pieces about McCain, 58, than there were about Obama, 32, and Obama got the editorial board’s endorsement. The Post has several conservative columnists, but not all were gung-ho about McCain. Stories and photos about Obama in the news pages outnumbered those devoted to McCain. Reporters, photographers and editors found the candidacy of Obama, the first African American major-party nominee, more newsworthy and historic. Journalists love the new McCain, 25 years older than Obama, was already well known and had more scars from his longer career in politics.&rdquo

But wait, there&rsquos more: &ldquoThe number of Obama stories since Nov. 11 was 946, compared with McCain’s 786. Both had hard-fought primary campaigns, but Obama’s battle with Hillary Rodham Clinton was longer, and the numbers reflect that. McCain clinched the GOP nomination on March 4, three months before Obama won his. From June 4 to Election Day, the tally was Obama, 626 stories, and McCain, 584. Obama was on the front page 176 times, McCain, 144 times 41 stories featured both. Our survey results are comparable to figures for the national news media from a study by the Project for Excellence in Journalism. It found that from June 9, when Clinton dropped out of the race, until Nov. 2, 66 percent of the campaign stories were about Obama compared with 53 percent for McCain some stories featured both. The project also calculated that in that time, 57 percent of the stories were about the horse race and 13 percent were about issues.&rdquo

And of course it is not the text which is important. Images can have far more sway: &ldquoCounting from June 4, Obama was in 311 Post photos and McCain in 282. Obama led in most categories. Obama led 133 to 121 in pictures more than three columns wide, 178 to 161 in smaller pictures, and 164 to 133 in color photos. In black and white photos, the nominees were about even, with McCain at 149 and Obama at 147. On Page 1, they were even at 26 each. Post photo and news editors were surprised by my first count on Aug. 3, which showed a much wider disparity, and made a more conscious effort at balance afterward.&rdquo

It is quite remarkable to have this sort of true confessions coming from such a liberal media outlet. But it adds further proof to what conservatives and religious folk have been saying for years: the MSM is out of touch with much of mainstream society, and it takes positions that are far to the left of many, and far more secular than most.

Day 282 Obama Administration October 28, 2009 - History

Sad times at the dog farm. We lost one to cancer.

I've had dogs basically my whole life. Cinder was the first one that I had any say in acquiring. This morning I was part of the decision to let her leave - also my first. Like the rest of the pack, Cinder was a second-hand dog that became a first-class member of our lives. We speculated she was the runt of her litter, being slight for a Labrador Retriever, but she carried heart enough for the largest of breeds. She was both a happy and stoic dog. Sometimes she seemed to carry herself with her head down, figuratively and literally. Content to play the role of the #3 dog here on the farm, she never really took a back seat to any other.

Cinder was still water running deep. She was a casual city dog in the city and went into High Instinct Mode when traipsing rural tracts. She never demonstrated much interest in birds or varmints, but I remember the first time she heard a coyote howl. She froze solid at an open window, ears locked forward and head up. You could have crashed cymbals together behind her and not broken her attention. That was the same weekend we saw her accept a big, new bone, run to the edge of the yard, dig a hole and bury it just like in cartoons. It was the only time I've seen a dog actually bury a bone.

She also was quite unimpressed with other dogs. During a neighborhood walk or trips to dog parks, she accepted our custom of meeting and greeting others, but she took that in stride, never strained a leash or ran ahead just for sniffs. On the rare occasion another dog might display aggression toward any of us, Cinder, the smallest of us, flashed her teeth, shot up her fur and charged forward declaring she was the one to be dealt with first. After a few seconds of that rare but warranted Ms. Hyde, she put it away and went back to her normal Doggie Jeckyl.

For Mrs. Octane and myself, Cinder was not our first dog, but she was the first that required us to face that awful decision. We thank her for enriching our lives, rounding out the pack, her companionship to the old Golden Retriever and her guidance to the young Great Dane/Mastiff/Clydesdale. They will miss her in their own ways and then move on as dogs do.

There's nothing like a good sturdy breed, and fourteen years is an excellent run for a Labrador Retriever, but it wasn't long enough.

Guest Writers

Minnesota Mark hails from, well, Minnesota. A Special Snowflake himself sometimes, Mark is a future grad student hoping to enroll in a PhD program in Statistics or Biostatistics come next fall. Politically, Mark does lean left (ok, who are we kidding here, he’s way out in left field) but he enjoys the ridiculousness of all political candidates in this three-ring circus we have every two years.

From a modest upbringing in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Minnesota (or Minnesconsigan as he likes to say–soon to be a star of its own Cingular ad), Mark brings an Upper Midwesterner’s view to The Political Snowglobe. Despite going to college on the East Coast, Mark can still be caught saying “pop” every now and then.

1. Obama (unless the polls are horribly off), but according to this website I should have voted for McKinney (side note: if all of America took that quiz and then voted based on who we most agreed with, I wonder how the election would turn out. Would a third party candidate actually win?).

2. Obama 353, McCain 185… Isn’t sad that a third party candidate won’t take any electoral votes? Where oh where did you go George Wallace?

5. The Washington Redskins play the Pittsburgh Steelers tonight, election eve. In five previous elections where the incumbent has not been running the Redskins have played at home. In four of those five, the Redskins have lost, so has the ruling party. In the one game they won, Bush 41 succeded America’s Grandpa, Ronnie Reagan. So really, DC may control the fate of the election. What do say John McCain? Be a ‘Skins fan for day?

Elle ‘Hoods resides in an up-and-coming area of D.C. and, for the record, liked it a lot more before all of the yuppies started moving in. With her front-row view of politics, Ms. ‘Hoods leans to the left and often channels Beyonce when expressing her political views. Ms. ‘Hoods works in public relations and is pursuing her MA in Writing, with the ultimate goal of retiring young and writing all day with a mint julep within reach. In her spare time, of which there’s not much, she enjoys football and the color pink.

The Khaki Dragon:
The KD (as he likes to be called, much to the chagrin of everyone else around him) currently resides in south central China. How he ended up in China is long story involving a practical joke, two pigeons and some Tide (the powder not the liquid) but he apparently has grown to like it so much that he plans to remain there for the foreseeable future. His political leanings tend to be centrist as he finds all politicians distasteful. However, this is no way stops him from making fun of them. He brings the expat viewpoint to the train wreck that is the American political system all while inhaling a bowl of noodles.

While this quote is highly amusing, I would like to point out to the Republicans that they had their shot. Eight years of a Republican administration and what do we have? A war, a massive deficit, a recession and a partridge in a pear tree. Its more like the Republicans are the Los Angeles Clippers of the nineties, a team once considered to be the worst in sports history. I remember not even watching Clippers games, knowing they would inevitably lose.

Lets hope whoever wins doesn’t suck. But I am not holding my breath.

While my predictions might be considered to be a little orthodox, its high time for a change. Whoever you vote for, make sure its someone who you believe will put the U.S on the right track. And if your candidate happens to improve the dollar/yuan exchange rate…lets just say the KD will be most grateful.

Lame Cherry

With that pompous, patrician parade of propagandists promoting Prime Minister Obama and now attacking Matt Drudge Journalism as beneath them, some clarification into what is a Matt Drudge requires some clarification.

Matt Drudge is a most interesting manifestation, as much as Rush Limbaugh awakened a sleeping medium dead since the 1930's in radio programs where people really listened to a voice which taught them how to process information.
Mr. Drudge is a most unique human mind, in he actually thrives upon reading news written by thee most boring, anal, haughty and manipulative creatures on the planet in snoopy, agenda driven lying reporters.

What Matt Drudge accomplishes hundreds of times a day is to take an entire story and condense it down to a 6 word caption which informs one perfectly what the story is, what it should be and the way it should be reported.
In that, Mr. Drudge is a cyber journalist running on a zip file, not an Andy Warhol promoting 15 minutes of fame and not a Dan Rather with a 15 second sound byte, but a compressed blink of the eye communication, imprinting on millions of human minds in page refreshes the literal DNA of an entire day in which the modern human mind processes information.

If one compares, the pretenders in Huffington Post, one finds on their "news" a complete boredom factor in being incapable like Michael Beschloss in reporting history without being the shadow blotting out history. On the other, Tucker Carlson's Daily Caller time and again finds a way to insult people in the captions they choose.
It is a tale of anal patricians of the faux Ariana left and the bow tie wearing preppies still stuck in Bill Buckley short pants, having a Strother Martin failure to communicate day, where Matt Drudge is communicating to the world a hundred times a day and people are comprehending the entire story.

In the past months, my Mother has brought up stories she reads about or sees blips on television and I have caught myself saying, "Yes, I know that story, I read the caption of it on Drudge".
The point being I knew as much from a Drudge caption as entire network news story could convey in five minutes.

Matt Drudge accomplishes this with a photo which are superb to his headlines. His talent lies in he is the Reader's Digest of being able to take entire historical moments and defining them perfectly, so readers understand, process and trust that headline. That is something Walter Cronkite never accomplished and Matt Drudge is now the most trusted anchor in journalism supplanting all that came before and will ever come again. He is the savant of the ages.

Even to his flashing light of warning of breaking stories, Matt Drudge captures the allure of old for those who knew what breaking news was. In the not so long ago, old days the combined press in their machines placed in television, radio and newspapers all had a little bell which would go off when a major story would break. That is Matt Drudge's siren light and it is perfect in the lamp in the Old North Church way with an AP bell to communicate the past is the future all at the same present moment.

Matt Drudge is unique and should be appreciated as a Brett Farve playing football as once he is gone, the process can not be repeated due to God blessed individual talent.

The reason Matt Drudge works and the White House Press puppies do not, is because Matt Drudge is the kid everyone talked to in school and the puppy press are the smug Obama pricks who always thought they were too good to talk to you.

Matt Drudge talks and people listen, because Matt Drudge is one of the people.

I will type that slowly for Jake Tapper and Chuck Todd of the Obama press, Matt speaks the American language, because he isn't ashamed, bowing or apologizing for America, nor is conned by someone who conned all of you in the press corp.

Gen. Montgomery noted that in the heat of the moment, if you keep your head, others will notice that and start following you, because you are calm and know what you are doing.
Matt Drudge knows what he is doing and people recognize that and follow where their thoughts are already going.

Mr. Drudge doesn't say things like Mr. Obama is so brilliant his IQ is off the page nor that Michelle Obama is beautiful as the puppy press does.
He doesn't lie, while they do.

Obama bought what?

After all the hooplah that Barack Hussein Obama had just bought the YouTuber Taliban, Adam Gadahn, the American Taliban, now comes the crushing Obama defeat, like his losing the Olympics, bowing to whoever, apologizing to all. we now find out that Mr. Obama has bought for $3.75 billion not a celebrity at all, but some Taliban militant named. oh his name doesn't matter any more than Levi Johnston.

Obama bought terrorist of no name, no affiliation of import except having Taliban after his name, and worst of all, he has no video camera or teleprompter.

This is like going to see Sammy Davis jr. dance and getting Obama doing salsa.

This is like going to see Lynard Skynard and getting something from American Idol.

This is like going after Sheik Osama bin Laden and getting. oh that's right, this is reality in Obama went after Sheik bin Laden and got Abu Yahya.

Sure Abu Yahya is a terrorist, sure he escaped prison, sure he is touted as bin Laden jr., but with a name that sounds like a Japanese YoYo, and costing 3.5 billion dollars, it like remembering the Oscars in their glamour of olde in Carey Grant and Audrey Hepburn and getting Alec Baldwin and Steve Martin.

It is all such an Obama event. One is told America elects a black man and they get a tan man. America is told they get an American and Obama is a British subject. America is told they get the YouTuber Taliban of Hollywood California and instead gets a guy with a cell phone from Bollywood.

It even gets worse America, as the Japanese YoYo is really Libyan, so just like the Lockerbie Bomber, Barack Hussein Obama will set him free for another Khadaffi oil deal.

$3.5 billion taxpayer dollars was a joke for the YouTuber Taliban and now America got a guy with a Japanese YoYo name.

and little Barack was sent to buy the all important Sheik by his mum, but instead came home with the magic YoYo.
That ended up with a beanstalk and a giant in the clouds trying to kill the westerners.

Who knows what will happen when Obama plants his YoYo in Eric's holder.

Math 101: New York Times Obama Equals Propaganda

I just loathe the New York Times when it comes to it's satanic form of 99% truth, 1% lie to deceive and leave out the 1000% rest of the story just to make an Obama propaganda point.

The Times headline reads: US Enriches Companies Defying Its Policy on Iran which then goes on to make Bill Clinton sound like he did something, George W. Bush is evil, but little Barack Obama, the engine which could, is trying hard to make those mean rich companies obey US law by using economic terrorism in denying contracts which do business with the Persian communists.

For a reality check in this, of the real secret intelligence, let us visit this story in it was Jimmy Carter with Zbigniew Brzezinski who the Times championed, who with the workings of key British socialist MI6 agents who overthrew the Shah of Iran in order to create a wacko Islamic terror network to fight the Soviet Union.
Yes Carter and Brzezinski are the grandfathers of al Qaeda and Bill Clinton is the father of that group when he hauled them out of their caves and dumped into Kosovo to fight Christian Serbs, so Yugoslavia could be all broken up for European cartel plunder.

The New York Times, and I know this because I am aware type of girl, literally committed high treason against these United States when Vice President Dick Cheney was with the CIA running certain destabilizing operations which the Valerie Plame group of moles for the globalists outed it all to the Times which then printed it and blew the operations.
Yes the New York Times helped create this mess, as Iran would have been destabilized by now if the Cheney operations had not been thwarted by the very Brzezinski group which has been coddling these Persian Baathists for over 30 years as they murdered more Americans than they ever have Russians.

That is about 500% of what the Times is lying about, and the other percentage deals with something no one in the west desires known, but when the US is utilizing key contractors which were made famous in Iraq and the Times mentions in oil companies, let it just be said that if one recalls when Gulf War I was enacted, if you recall those pretty anti aircraft displays over Baghdad?
Well, there were no United States planes or missiles flying, but the CIA and DOD had infiltrated Saddam's military network and put in computer targeting chips which would when turned on activate and see all sorts of enemy flights happening when nothing was there, so Saddam Hussein's military was shooting at air.
Without going into details, it is a fact that America, Israeli and other intelligence groups have been crawling all over Iran and numerous key facilities have fail safes imprinted into their structures, along with the vital information that the DOD in various channels knows the exact specifications of all sorts of things Iranian for strikes or countermeasures.

The New York Times knows all of this as it is still the propaganda spokes outlet for the globalist Rockefeller order in the United States government. Of course, the offshore accounts and out right laundering of oil and funds, will never show the globalists have any part in Iran, or how proxy states like Russia making gee whiz deals with Iran after Bill Clinton helped Putin upgrade Russian war munitions now shipped to Iran, but Democrats and the Times can always point fingers at Dick Cheney doing the same legal business as Sen. Byron Dorgan auditions in his bills for campaign donations in his "bills" which later turn into million dollar employment salaries for these same companies which the New York Times fails to report on.

The United States Government has attempted to topple Iran, but was thwarted by the very people who created Iran and protect Iranian communism, because it is in their monetary and global chess match interest to funnel money and munitions to Iran.

This nonsense could have been finished under Bush43, but the Times took Iran's side. This nonsense could be finished by summer if Obama was serious in cutting off refined fuels to Iran and blockading Iran, with full intent of vaporizing the Persian communists if they bit back.

Iran has nuclear warheads which it will use. It is constructing an ICBM platform for it's new multi stage missiles which can reach America just east of Tehran. The bluff must be called or it will be New York finding a MERV incinerating it.
Barack Obama though who warned Iran of the Sarkozy outing of their nuclear weapons plant, has been using Twitter to help Iran round up Iranian Patriots and is quite content to have Tel Aviv a radioactive pile of debris has no interest in stopping the Persian communists.
Obama leverages businesses which are competitors to his benefactors and those are the ones shut down from doing business with Iran.

Strange point in this though is, Mr. Obama was open hand welcoming Iran just months ago, writing love letters to Ahmadinejad and has been "negotiating" to allow Iran to build more nuclear warheads and missiles on the Dr. Khan cone design.

The problem with Iran is the New York Times, Mr. Obama and Mr. Brzezinski. That though will never appear in a Times propaganda piece about how halo headed all of the above are.

How much is that Terrorist in the Window

Oh my America, looky what Barack Hussein Obama and John Kerry, Democrats galore, just bought for you, an absolute nobody, worthless YouTube terrorist, aka American Taliban, none other than Adam Gadahn, the joke of al Qaeda.

What price did you taxpayers pay? Well John Kerry and Nancy Pelosi, with disgruntled Boston Globe reporting on this cash sale, paid Pakistan 7.5 billion dollars for two worthless terrorists in a 2009 "aid" package to Pakistan.
So Adam the Punker just cost you almost 4 billion dollars. Pretty interesting price for a guy who makes America's Funniest Home Videos for Muslim terrorists.

This blog exclusively reported that it was Chinese trade money and Russian oil money with Muslim oil money, which bought and paid for the Pakistani government during the Bush years. With record trade and oil revenues, due to George Soros driving up commodity prices, the terror world was awash with money, so the funding of billions which Bush43 provided Musharraf for his pet projects to slay India, really were neutralized by the KGB and PLA.
It is well known that Dr. Zawahiri was captured by Putin in Chechnya, turned to be an FSB operative and showed up later in China on cementing a deal there.

China has been reported to be working with al Qaeda, which is why their Muslim provinces have no problems with terrorism unless the west stirs things things up.

That is why nothing has been accomplished with Sheik bin Laden as he is safe in the Chinese regions and Dr. Zawahiri has fled to the autonomous zones after Bush43 almost bagged him in a Predator strike.

The rest of these local mafia Muslims are running dope, guns and whatever in spitting on Obama's photos in papers as Obama is bad for commerce and dictatorial status.
Obama with his bribe of billions, after the Oil Cartels with Bush43 broke the crude oil prices inflated by Soros, flushed terrorists out of Pakistan who are now slaughtering Americans and will be hiding in Afghanistan until Obama declares victory, as he has in Iraq. where Obama just turned Iraq over to Saddam's exiled communist army officers, and the same will happen in Afnamistan after Obama leaves, and the same mess will foment again as intended.

Almost 4 billion dollars for a kid who makes bad videos, although amusing, seems a bit high even by teleprompter standards, but Americans can be pleased that Obama is wasting their money as he always has.

The last "terrorist" which Obama captured in Pakistan, was one who was captured previously, but somehow Pakistan released him, so I really doubt with rising oil prices if any of these Friends of Obama in Pakistani custody are going to remain in custody.
The Jackson Five Muslims who tried mass murder at Fort Jackson have been set free, Nidal Hasan will seek a pardon, the condom bomber was an Indian intelligence operation who Eric Holder gave American rights too and is now "cooperating", so he will probably get a Caribbean million dollar vacation too like Obama did for the Gitmo terrorists, and I can see Adam Gadahn starring in his own Ron Howard reality television program Support your local Obamist.

This is all a money game of extortion. The highest bidder pays protection money, the lowest bidder pays extortion money. It goes round and round as the most profitable industry in the Middle East followed only by selling little children as sex slaves.

So I really don't believe Obama wants to crow about this or his puppy press wants to call too much attention to this, as it exposes what Obama has been up to in bribes, his idiocy in allowing oil prices to rise to fund terror releases again and attacks and it reveals that Americans paid 4 billion dollars for a bad actor, when they literally get Alec Baldwin for nothing whenever he uses his phone screaming at his little girl.

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I doubt if you ever inquired of yourself as to why is it that some local television, radio, newspapers, along with national outlets like the New York Times to ABC News, have had to make major cuts while other operations seem to be doing well enough.

Why did this all just happen in the deliberate Obama meltdown of 2008?

If your answer was that it was the economic Super Depression, then you have bit on the hook to be led away from the real answers as to what was really occurring.

In an exclusive only here, although I have hinted in past blogs of this, I will to expose exactly what was taking place.

For years, I watched a local left wing propaganda station in my market, surrounded by two other news stations dominate the market. They had reporters for every tree in my forest and if there was a satellite truck or a new weather radar, they had more than enough money to spend on the million dollar gadgets.
Recently though they filed bankruptcy and started looking a great deal like the other news outlets in having just a few reporters, their sets looked like cardboard cut outs and just like ABC firing masses of people and closing news bureaus, this market like the New York Times seemed to be strapped for cash when cash was never a problem in any Carter Depression as in the 1970's or dot com bubble bursts.

What I am here to exclusively inform you is that every major and key select regional media outlets from the 1950's on signed onto the industrial military complex budget, so the US Government was literally paying for the news services of these "independent journalists".
We know for a fact the CIA up until the 1980's was funding most of the overseas bureaus of the major media as spy operation centers.
To make the point though, this was not Oliver Stone military industrial complex of the right wing, but the benefactors of Stone in the globalist new world order which was using American tax dollars in the billions to funnel money into herding stories so all those "independent" crooks like Walter Cronkite and Dan Rather were spreading left wing America hating propaganda for this group.

A shift occurred in the 90's with the massive transference of the major media to be purchased by the industrial complex like GE and Disney for the funding they received to come under that umbrella in a different type of money flow.
This money flow in 2008 was literally cut off and that is what started this massive media implosion as the welfare state of the "independent" media no longer had the funding to operate off the taxpayer cash cow.

That is what is behind all of this massive implosion of the now centralizing the monopolized media divisions to a further pro globalist control.

Granted there were the South Korean Rev. Moon cartel which was funneled money from the CIA right, which then funneled money into the Washington Times and a few religious outlets, but they were small kimchi in the big pot and only designed to give a Conservative voice inside America.
As one notes, the Moon brothers have now cut back even on that funding as the money flow has been cut off to even the Korean benefactors.

There never was any independent major news. Everyone of these outlets was controlled by communist agents working with the New York and European cartels to filter the news to condition Americans into being national socialists.
Europe went along peacefully to this horrid enslavement, but American in mass have fought this tooth and nail.

That is why this blog points out the money source flow for people on the right and the left. Some creations like Rush Limbaugh grow into their role, some like Glenn Beck are such Pravda boys they like Ann Coulter can not help jumping into bed with Geraldo Rivera.
I have pointed out that Keith Olbermann was a washed up sports guy until he was tapped like Glenn Beck to be an alternative to Bill O'Reilly.

Ask yourself sometime if Bob Costas is a pretty good guy at NBC? Most would say he is normal American enough, and he seems to get along with both Rush Limbaugh and Keith Olbermann.
That is what I mean about the Keith Olbermann act. Sure Olbermann is of the left wing as most of the media types are, but Costas reveals that Olbermann is not as insane as he appears and Olbermann is just playing a role to herd the left fringe as much as Alex Jones is stirring up the right fringe.
Jone though from reports in his genre is actually scared of his right wing fringe as they figure out his genuine nature and Olbermann would have severe problems with his radical left if they ever deduced the obvious he is playing them for bucks to from a higher authority.

That is the immense secret in Obama's Pravda Amerika. Fox might be fair and it certainly is sort of balanced like MSNBC in O'Reilly, Rivera, Beck, Greta, Shep Smith, Chris Wallace are all Obama voters and Sean Hannity is the lone Conservative voter who voted for America in 2008.
Fox is exactly like all media in being leftists. The only difference is, is Fox has better actors to fool the right, unless Shep Smith goes frigging nuts over Obama on air in one of his rants.
(Smith has now even invaded the Fox news updates during Sean Hannity's program which is absolutely disgusting after he went off on Hannity listeners in championing Obama.)

None of that is meant as a slap at Obama voter Rupert Murdoch in charge of Fox and the Wall Street Journal, because Newt Gingrich created him for the purpose and it has done the job in giving Americans at least something not Tavistock, but when the whores of Peggy Noonan and Shep Smith drip too much Obama unction, then it is Noel Sheppard exposed in the frauds of the money flow in who is tapping into what as all that money comes from the same source.

That though is the story of the Obama puppy press which they will never dare expose as it exposes what all money whore frauds they all are in shilling for propaganda. They are unique French courtesans batting their eyes and having orgasmic after sex glows depending on which retch happens to own them.

Shep Smith though does make a better looking woman and Diane Sawyer would make a better looking man, like George Stephanopoulos makes a better looking dyke than Rachel Maddow does as a dyke of the left.

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