Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Palin panic

Now the game is on.

The Democrat and media elites are in an absolute panic.

There hysterical(not in the funny way) reaction has reached a fevered pitch.

It should be called the Palin panic.

I know that many in the media and on the Democrat side of the ailse are beating, bashing and groping for any sign of dirt they can fling at Governor Palin.

The first dirtpile they picked up was her lack of experience. Problem is, she has more executive experience than the top of their ticket. She has actually vetoed legislation as governor of Alaska.

Even her experience in the PTA gives her more experience that the top of the Dem ticket.

Have you ever been to a PTA meeting?

There is no political experience that is more vicious, more conniving, and more cut throat than a PTA meeting.

Picture this, you find yourself standing between a mother bear and her baby cubs, YIKES! Now picture an entire room of these types of mother bears as they protect their baby cubs! That is a PTA meeting!

Joe Biden ain't got nothing compared to the PTA mom, Sarah Palin! She will wipe the floor with him.

Something is happening here to the standard ole' Republican party. For years many of the hard core Republicans have been looking for someone to shake things up.

To the political geeks, we have known about Governor Sarah Palin for a while, but the media has ignored the changes she is forcing in Alaskan politics.

In spite of the negative quotes coming from the media, the political talking heads and the Democrats, the base of the Republican party and independent voters are fired up.

This is a fire that I can honestly say I have never seen before.

Our local office was buzzed up yesterday and today. People who I have not seen since 2004 were coming in yesterday and today. The yard signs and bumper stickers were flying out the door. We do not even have the McCain/Palin stuff in yet, folks were grabbing what they could get.

Our volunteer base has double just in the last two days. We had folks walking in off the streets just to get some info and signing up to volunteer.

No wonder the media and the Democrats are on the attack.

It is called the Palin Panic!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008

I support the Maverick/Barracuda ticket

Now this is something to get excited about:

Friday, August 29, 2008

Oh please, Oh please.

I have been pushing friends and family toward Sarah Palin for VP.

It did not seem like she had a chance.

Rumors are flowing- it might be her.

For those who do not know about her, she is a great conservative. She has been fighting the corruption in government for a while in Alaska.

Needless to say, Senator Ted "bridge to nowhere" Stevens does not like her and she does not like him.

She embodies the direction the Republicans need to move.

Go Sarah!

Go McCain!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Zamba = ???

I was driving down the road this past Monday, and I came upon this sign:
A few thoughts came to my mind.

Where is the disclaimer on this "beautiful" sign?

Why do Democrats feel the need to put "Democrat" on their signs? Could it be because they assume their supporters are lemmings without the ability to make decisions of their own? Is the candidate's thought process, "oh, I'll put Democrat on my sign, then they'll know to vote for me, not based on my ideas or stances on the issues, but just because I'm a Democrat."

I've decided if I ever run for office, I'm going to put "Conservative" on my signs, heck, maybe I'd get a few votes that way. It apparently works for Democrats.

Now aside from those thoughts I had this one:

What does Zamba=Healthcare mean? Doesn't everyone, including illegal aliens, have access to healthcare in this country? (The BEST healthcare in the world) If someone walks into a hospital ER, they will get treated won't they? The hospital does not have the right to turn them way.

This sign makes no actual point on issues affecting us today.

Because I have so much spare time on my hands, I decided to design some signs that are more fitting for the Zamba campaign. Maybe he'll take my ideas and make these signs to display. For some reason, I doubt it, even though they are telling the truth on the issues affecting all Wisconsinites.

Now why would I defend the media?

Far be it from me to defend the media, but this is America and we do have a 1st amendment.

This reporter was on public property, a sidewalk, taking photos of Democratic Senators and lobbyists as they entered and exited a hotel during the DNC convention.

The police officer then proceeded to push the producer out into the middle of the road and from there one officer, with a cigar hanging out of his mouth, proceed to wrap his hands around the throat of the producer to place him under arrest.

What was the crime?

Not even 2 weeks ago we were scolding China for not allowing the press to roam freely around the streets.

We wagged our fingers at China as we "tsk, tsk", talking about freedom.

Then this.

Right here in our country, the land of the free, we did precisely the same thing China was doing a few weeks ago.

That is garbage.

I do not care if it was the hotel that requested the media be removed or if the patrons of the hotel meeting inside that wanted the media removed from the public sidewalk.

What happened here is pathetic.

Watch the video.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bow, minions, bow

Still think this guy does not have an ego problem?

Still think conservatives are making this stuff up or exaggerating?

Barack Obama will be making his acceptance for the Democratic nomination in a fake Greek temple/fake White House/Washington Capitol.


DENVER (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's
big speech on Thursday night will be delivered from an elaborate columned stage
resembling a miniature Greek temple.
The stage, similar to structures used for rock concerts, has been set up at the 50-yard-line, the midpoint of Invesco Field, the stadium where the Denver Broncos' National Football League team plays.

Some 80,000 supporters will see Obama appear from between plywood
columns painted off-white, reminiscent of Washington's Capitol building or even
the White House, to accept the party's nomination for president. He will
stride out to a raised platform to a podium that can be raised from beneath the

A Greek temple?

Rock Concert?

Why in the world would the Obama dream this up and think it was okay?

Obama have been absolutely nailed by the McCain team for his arrogance- now this?

I hope the Obama team realizes that they are digging their own grave here. What candidate in their right mind would pass up this chance to nail their opponents on his arrogance?

You know what would be really cool?

Perhaps they can fit Obama will a pair of angel wings and lower him gently from the sky into the stadium and the waiting and willing arms of his minions. They can then line the path to the Greek temple will rose buds and all 80,000 can bow as he makes his graceful entrance between the Greek pillars and the cheering throngs.

Is this guy full of himself or what?

Pelosi wrong -- again!

As I watched Meet the Press this past Sunday I felt my blood boil having to sit and listen to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tell lie after lie and show her complete hypocrisy and ignorance on many issues.

When asked about being an investor in the T. Boone Pickens plan (conflict of interest?) she stated:
I believe in natural gas as a clean, cheap alternative to fossil fuels.
Huh? I thought natural gas was a fossil fuel?

This answer is also shows how much Pelosi doesn't care about the poor and middle class suffering because of the prices at the pump:
MR. BROKAW: Sounds like we're going to have offshore drilling.

REP. PELOSI: No, no, no.

The most egregious lie she told was:

I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition.

Actually there are two lies in above quote. (Three if you count the "I have studied for a long time.) The following is from an article available here:

Since the first century the Church has affirmed the moral evil of every procured abortion. This teaching has not changed and remains unchangeable.

Pelosi is not an ardent, practicing Catholic. Any Catholic that follows the beliefs of the Church is Pro-Life.

As a Catholic, I am tired of the Church sitting on its rear and not calling out any politician that is supposedly Catholic but is pro-abortion. I believe excommunication should be done to every one of them. I also believe the Catholic Church should be telling members they should not be supporting candidates that are pro-abortion. It is their moral duty to support candidates that are Pro-Life.

Here's her complete answer on this topic:
MR. BROKAW: Senator Obama saying the question of when life begins is above his pay grade, whether you're looking at it scientifically or theologically. If he were to come to you and say, "Help me out here, Madame Speaker. When does life begin?" what would you tell him?

REP. PELOSI: I would say that as an ardent, practicing Catholic, this is an issue that I have studied for a long time. And what I know is, over the centuries, the doctors of the church have not been able to make that definition. And Senator--St. Augustine said at three months. We don't know. The point is, is that it shouldn't have an impact on the woman's right to choose. Roe v. Wade talks about very clear definitions of when the child--first trimester, certain considerations; second trimester; not so third trimester. There's very clear distinctions. This isn't about abortion on demand, it's about a careful, careful consideration of all factors and--to--that a woman has to make with her doctor and her god. And so I don't think anybody can tell you when life begins, human life begins. As I say, the Catholic Church for centuries has been discussing this, and there are those who've decided...

MR. BROKAW: The Catholic Church at the moment feels very strongly that it...

REP. PELOSI: I understand that.

MR. BROKAW: ...begins at the point of conception.

REP. PELOSI: I understand. And this is like maybe 50 years or something like that. So again, over the history of the church, this is an issue of controversy. But it is, it is also true that God has given us, each of us, a free will and a responsibility to answer for our actions. And we want abortions to be safe, rare, and reduce the number of abortions. That's why we have this fight in Congress over contraception. My Republican colleagues do not support contraception. If you want to reduce the number of abortions, and we all do, we must--it would behoove you to support family planning and, and contraception, you would think. But that is not the case. So we have to take--you know, we have to handle this as respectfully--this is sacred ground. We have to handle it very respectfully and not politicize it, as it has been--and I'm not saying Rick Warren did, because I don't think he did, but others will try to.

For the entire transcript of Pelosi's interview, click here.

They didn't need this to happen

That kinda stinks.

Just days after announcing you vice presidential pick, an event that should give a bounce...

and right in the middle of the Democrat convention...

These are not the kind of numbers Barack Obama was needing.

McCain 46%
Obama 44%


It's official: Barack Obama has received no bounce in voter support out of his selection of Sen. Joe Biden to be his vice presidential running mate.

Gallup Poll Daily tracking from Aug. 23-25, the first three-day period falling entirely after Obama's Saturday morning vice presidential announcement, shows 46% of national registered voters backing John McCain and 44% supporting Obama, not appreciably different from the previous week's standing for both candidates. This is the first time since Obama clinched the nomination in early June, though, that McCain has held any kind of advantage over Obama in Gallup Poll Daily tracking.

Essentially the race is tied and his has been for several weeks. The vice presidential announcement normally gives the candidate a bounce.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Divisions on Divisions

I know the title sounds confusing. Apparently the Democrats are divided about being divided.

Nancy Pelosi did admit today that the party is divided:

DENVER - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi acknowledged Monday that Democrats still are reconciling following a bitter primary fight, but said "wallowing" in it would not advance their goal of recapturing the White House.
The Obama camp is claiming the camps are not divided:

Barack Obama's campaign denied reports of tension with Hillary Clinton's camp at the Democratic National Convention and said suggestions of discord come from people "who don't know what they are talking about."

Okay, then I guess that means that Nancy Pelosi does not know what she is talking about.(Of course, many of us believe this anyway)

See what I mean, the Democrats are divided about being divided.

The Biden pick is looking better and better for Republicans

Hat Tip Charlie Sykes

Apparently Biden and Rezko have a connection outside of Obama

No matter what help Barack Obama might get from Sen. Joseph Biden, his newly named vice presidential running mate won't give Obama much cover on the Tony Rezko front.

Biden has described himself as a 30-year friend of a key figure in the Rezko trial who's pleaded guilty to a federal extortion charge in Chicago and is awaiting sentencing.

A Lot of Democrats will be voting for John McCain

Really- it is okay.

I think it is kind of funny to come out with this ad on the day the Democrat Convention opens.

I think the Hillary folks at the convention will get all kinds of garbage. Most would be smart to stay silent and not start a war at the convention. Honestly, I worry about the physical safety of these folks.

Hat tip- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Oops, that was not supposed to happen

This was not supposed to happen. This was Obama's weekend. He should have separated himself even further from McCain. After all, his brilliant choice of Joe Biden was supposed to help.

It’s a dead heat in the race for the White House. The first national poll conducted entirely after Barack Obama publicly named Joe Biden as his running mate suggests that battle for the presidency between the Illinois senator and Republican rival John McCain is all tied up.

In a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll out Sunday night, 47 percent of those questioned are backing Obama with an equal amount supporting the Arizona senator.

“This looks like a step backward for Obama, who had a 51 to 44 percent advantage last month,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

“Even last week, just before his choice of Joe Biden as his running mate became known, most polls tended to show Obama with a single-digit advantage over McCain,” adds Holland.

So what’s the difference now?

It may be supporters of Hillary Clinton, who still would prefer the Senator from New York as the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.

Hat tip Badger Blogger

Thomas Jefferson on Judges

"At the establishment of our constitutions, the judiciary bodies were supposed to be the most helpless and harmless members of the government. Experience, however, soon showed in what way they were to become the most dangerous; that the insufficiency of the means provided for their removal gave them a freehold and irresponsibility in office; that their decisions, seeming to concern individual suitors only, pass silent and unheeded by the public at large; that these decisions, nevertheless, become law by precedent, sapping, by little and little, the foundations of the constitution, and working its change by construction, before any one has perceived that that invisible and helpless worm has been busily employed in consuming its substance. In truth, man is not made to be trusted for life, if secured against all liability to account."

-- Thomas Jefferson (letter to Monsieur A. Coray, 31 October 1823)

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Milwaukee ACORN voting scandal touches Barack Obama


$800,000 is the amount of money that Barack Obama's campaign has given to ACORN. Now that 35 names of ACORN employees have been turned over the DA in Milwaukee, it comes to light the the Obama campaign is personally financing these workers.

Suddenly the Obama campaign is "amending" their campaign finance records to show that they actually handed the money over to a subsidary of ACORN.

More from Michelle Malkin here and here.

PS. Just in case you did not know, you tax dollars also support ACORN

Change you can no longer believe in

I would love to peek into the minds of those folks who actually believe that Joe Biden was a good pick by Barack Obama.

Barack Obama's entire political message was destroyed in one failed vice presidential pick.

The message is gone.

The message from Barack Obama was "Change you can believe in".

Obama's main message of "Change you can believe in" was standing on some pretty wobbly legs as it was. The message began to wobble when folks actually began asking details on what "change" Obama planned on bringing.

Well, the message went from wobbly to dead in one day.

Barack Obama picked a 35 year Washington insider as his running mate.

35 years ago, I lived in Delaware. My father was a naval officer stationed in Lewes, Delaware. I was heading off to elementary school when Joe Biden was elected.

That was so long ago that the naval base no longer exists, it is a state park now featuring the Biden Center.

One thing that has been made perfectly clear by Barack Obama with his Joe Biden pick, there will be no change and there really is nothing new to believe in.

The message that has carried Barack Obama to the verge of the presidency has now been sacrificed.

So stop for just a moment and think about Barack Obama's message- give me one word that describes where he stands...

Change? No that is dead.

Judgement? No that issue is dead also. Barack told us that he had the judgment to lead and as proof, he was against the Iraq war from the beginning. He has now picked a running mate who was a cheerleader for the Iraq war.

So what is it?

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

American flag

To the Obama campaign...

This is how a American flag is to be properly displayed. Every one of these young ladies are properly displaying their country's flag.

Congrats to Team USA for winning the gold in the women's 4x400 relay.

None of this upside down Obama flag hooey:

Should have picked Hillary

I love it! Joe Biden!

The messiah picks an old white guy as his running mate! I thought the messiah did not like old white guys????

The Republican Party and John McCain are sending out great big hugs all around to every single Democrat.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

Experienced? Sure, Joe Biden is experienced, just making Obama look terribly inexperienced.

Old? Yep- Biden is just a few years younger than McCain- there goes the liberals old argument.

Iraq? As recently as last year, Biden was still claiming that everyone thought Saddam had WMD, not just the White House.

Iraq? Biden voted FOR the war in Iraq! The reason Obama won the nomination is because he is claiming he would have voted AGAINST the war in Iraq.

Washington Insider? There goes Obama's argument that he is not a Washington insider, when he has a 30 year Washington insider on his ticket.

Change? Obama just picked a 30 year Washington insider windbag, need I say more.

Ego? Obama already has an ego problem, now he has picked a man that once told a VOTER "I think I have a much higher IQ than you."

Gaffes? Biden never shuts up, so needless to say, he is quite the gaffe machine.

If Obama had picked Clinton, many of Clinton's supporters would have rushed back into the fold. As it is, the Clinton supporters get to make some hay at the Democrat convention next week and not feel guilty about it. Obama destroyed their hero Hillary Clinton

Friday, August 22, 2008

It's about change

Stole it from here.

Why does this kind of stuff only happen in Wisconsin?

Superior - A Superior man faces charges after trying to protect his son from arrest by nailing him into a cabinet.

Police went to the home of Jeffrey Scott Rantala Sr. with warrants to arrest his son, Jeffrey Scott Rantala Jr.
The father initially refused to let the officers search his house but agreed after a police supervisor told him officers would leave him alone if his son was not there. While waiting outside, an officer heard "a lot of banging going on inside the residence."

As police searched the house, the 25-year-old son kicked his way through a wall to escape a cabinet that was nailed shut.

One officer arrested the son. The other arrested the father, who was charged Monday with obstructing an officer and bail jumping.

Couldn't leave well enough alone

The Obama camp just could not leave well enough alone. Instead of just letting the media just carry his water for him on the major housing gaffe that McCain made, the campaign decided to jump in.

The moment the Obama camp jumped in; it opened the door for McCain to fight back.

Barack Obama has his own "housing" problems that had been relegated to the back pages of the Chicago newspapers. Now once again the light of day is shining on another one of his most major political problems.

Seriously, no explanation has ever been given as to why convicted felon Tony Rezko and gigantic Obama fundraiser bought the property right next door to Barack Obama. No explanation has ever been given as to the millions upon millions of dollars of political favors was passed out to Rezko by Barack Obama. No explanation has ever been given as to why Obama worked for the law firm representing Rezko.

Did the Obama campaign really need to open that can of worms?

The Obama campaign just could not leave well enough alone.

What did it take... about 15 minutes between the time the Obama camp jumped in and created an ad for the McCain campaign to come up with this response ad?????

Thursday, August 21, 2008

The whole world is discussing it except for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

So the whole world is discussing Barack Obama's sagging poll numbers and John McCain's improved poll numbers. The whole world with the exception of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

No, instead the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel goes back to early July to when Obama was way out in front and decides to discuss the wonderful poll numbers from 6 weeks ago.

The MJS even makes the claim that this is a "new" poll.

A new poll on the public’s perception of education indicates that more think Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama would be better for public schools than think rival John McCain would, even on the traditionally Republican issue of parental choice.

The graphic used by the MJS does say early July, right???

Click on image to enlarge-

So is this extreme bias or just a oversite?

To all you Bush bashers...

To all you Bush bashers who insist on whining about how tortured you are by the Bush administration, get a grip on reality.

Life could be worse, you could be living in China

Police descended on a group of foreign pro-Tibet activists and some disgruntled business owners from Hong Kong on Thursday, taking both groups away minutes after they displayed protest signs in central Beijing.

The abrupt end of the separate protests—and the sentencing of six foreigners to 10 days of detention for “disrupting public order”—underscored China’s determination to prevent any disruption during the Olympics.


Earlier this week, two elderly Chinese women—Wu Dianyuan, 79, and her neighbor Wang Xiuying, 77—who applied to protest were told they would be sent to a labor camp for a year. They were still at home Thursday under the surveillance of a government-sanctioned neighborhood watch group, Wang’s son Li Xuehui said.

Li said no cause was given for the order to imprison the pair. Activists said the order was an intimidation tactic.

All these two did was APPLY to protest.

Thank you Congress

I know that I should not laugh because this is not really a laughing matter, but I could not help myself when I read this editorial from the Wall Street Journal this morning.

They are suggesting that Congress just go ahead and take the month of September off instead of coming back. They figure this will lessen the damage they can do to the American people-

As the 110th Congress continues its August recess, the big legislative news is that it has passed fewer laws than any Congress in the last two decades. An outfit known as Taxpayers for Common Sense reports that the fighting 110th has passed a mere 294 laws, while nonetheless finding time to consider 1,932 resolutions favoring such causes as National Watermelon Month. This is apparently supposed to be a matter of public consternation because Congress should be accomplishing more.

Sorry, but that's the best thing we've heard about this Congress. What a relief to discover the destruction could have been so much worse. With rare exceptions -- free-trade deals, money for the troops -- we wish the Members would spend every minute of every day passing resolutions. They'd have less time to do tangible harm.

Even we -- fated by bad career advice to write about this stuff -- haven't the foggiest idea what is in most of those 294 laws. The mayhem we know about is bad enough. There was that "reform" that blew up the student loan market and has led to Uncle Sam being America's college lender of first resort. This will be the Fannie Mae of the future. And don't forget the mortgage bailout, which puts taxpayers on the hook for as much as $300 billion in bad home loans.

Come to think of it, we'd feel safer if the whole crowd decided not to come back at all after Labor Day. Just stay home, or, even better, spend the rest of the year traveling on Congressional junkets. Sure, taxpayers would have to pay the airfare and hotel bills, but that's a bargain compared to what taxpayers will owe if Congress tries to solve any more problems.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

What is the Supreme Court's job?

Obama's answer at Rick Warren's Interview on Saturday, August 16th at Saddleback Church

I believe, the Supreme Court is to guard against the encroachment of the Executive Branch on the power of the other branches.
Really? That's the job of the Supreme Court? Apparently Barry hasn't read the Constitution.

And he's running on his judgement ...

A month ago this election was over

Barack Obama was way out in front. Some polls showing him as high as 10 points ahead.

To make matters worse, Obama was getting ready to launch his victory tour around Europe.

The media is so far entrenched in Obama’s corner; they have even stopped denying that they were in the tank for Barack Obama.

There was no light at the end of the tunnel for John McCain and the Republicans. It was over.

The media and all of the political pundits had declared

Even right here in Wisconsin, Obama’s poll numbers appeared to be out of reach for McCain a few weeks ago. Most polls showed that Obama was up by 13 to 16 points. This is a insurmountable lead in most cases.

For the last few weeks, most of the poll numbers showed Barack Obama’s support sliding. However, McCain’s were not coming up by any significant margin. That has now changed.

According to today’s Zogby/Rueters poll McCain is up by 5 points.

Still this is not a significant margin. However it is a significant overall change. (You know, Barack Obama is all about change)

For the man who would be president a few weeks ago to this, there are some major problems taking place.

This race if virtually tied and Obama should be way up.

Many races are won and lost in August. Most recently, John Kerry lost his edge in August and never recovered.

We will see what happens, but the only presidential candidate panicking today is Barack Obama.

Please pick Joe Biden as VP

Other than Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden was the candidate most apt to insult Obama.

Jim Geraghty on NRO

Assessing Obama’s Iraq plan on September 13, 2007: “My impression is [Obama] thinks that if we leave, somehow the Iraqis are going to have an epiphany” of peaceful coexistence among warring sects. “I’ve seen zero evidence of that.”

Also from that Observer interview: “But — and the ‘but’ was clearly inevitable — he doubts whether American voters are going to elect ‘a one-term, a guy who has served for four years in the Senate,’ and added: ‘I don’t recall hearing a word from Barack about a plan or a tactic.’”

Super size zing

I know that some folks are overly worried about John McCain and his zingers, but I am beginning to wonder if it is other folks zingers that Barack Obama needs to worry about.

'Pay grade' Unartful Dodge

In 1948, they had Harry Truman and “The buck stops here!”

In 2008, they’ve got Barack Obama and it’s “above my pay grade.”

This is definitely not your grandfather’s Democratic Party.

Certainly not mine. My grandfather, Ray Futrell, was a lifelong FDR Democrat, the kind who would proudly rather vote for a wife-beating, syphilitic drunkard than for a Republican. In fact, he would find the previous sentence entirely redundant.

My grandfather helped push Patton’s tanks across Europe, and one reason for my grandfather’s unshakable party loyalty was his belief that Harry Truman saved his life by dropping the A-bombs on Japan.

If Truman hadn’t made the call - if he’d demurred that such a profound life-and-death decision was “above my pay grade” - my grandfather believed that he and untold thousands of Americans would have died invading the Japanese mainland.

I miss my grandfather, but I’m also glad that he isn’t around to witness the tragic descent of his beloved Democratic Party.

read the whole this...

My favorite line from the article-

With all due respect, Sen. Obama, being president is above your pay grade. And the voters are starting to figure that out.

Great line!

Side by Side Saddleback Answers

Mark Belling put together the candidates answers to the same questions from the Saddleback forum. It makes it very easy to follow.

Senator Obama’s responses

Senator McCain’s Responses

Three Wisest People

Warren: the first issue is the area of listening. Now, there's a verse in Proverbs that says, "fools think they need no advice, but wise listen to other people." Who are the three wisest people you know in your life? And who are you going to rely on heavily in your administration? Warren: Who were the three wisest people that you know that you would rely on heavily in an administration?

Obama: I love the ministries that are taking place here at Saddleback. This is the second time I've been here. The first time, we had a wonderful time.

I was going to say -- you know, there are so many people that are constantly helping to shape my views and my opinions. You mentioned one person I'd be listening to, and that's Michelle, my wife ... who is not only wise, but she's honest. And one of the things you need, I think any leader needs, is somebody who can get up in your face and say: boy, you really screwed that one up, you really blew that.

[Warren: Your wife's like that, too?]

Yes, she is. So that's very helpful.

Another person in that category is my grandmother, who is an extraordinary woman. She...never went to college. She worked on a bomber assembly line --during World War II when my grandfather was away -- came back, got a job as a secretary and worked her way up to become a bank vice president before she retired. And she's just a very grounded, common-sense, no-fuss, no-frills kind of person. And when I've got big decisions, I often check in with her.

Now, in terms of the administration or how I would approach the presidency, I don't think I'd restrict myself to three people. There are people like Sam Nunn, a Democrat, or Dick Lugar, a Republican, who I'd listen to on foreign policy.

On domestic policy, you know, I've got friends ranging from Ted Kennedy to Tom Colbert, who don't necessarily agree on a lot of things, but who both, I think, have a sincere desire to see this country improve.

What I've found is very helpful to me is to have a table where a lot of different points of view are represented and where I can sit and poke and prod and ask them questions so that ... any blind spots I have or predispositions that I have, that my assumptions are challenged; and I think that that's extraordinarily important.

McCain: First one, I think, would be general David Patreas, one of great military leaders in America history who took us from defeat to victory in Iraq . one of the great leaders.

Fourth of July a year ago, Senator Lindsey Graham and I were in Bagdad. 688 brave Americans whose enlistment had expired swore an oath of re-enlistment to stay and fight for freedom. Only someone like David Patreas could motivate somebody like that.

I think John Lewis. John lewis was at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, had his skull fractured; continued to serve, continues to have the most optimistic outlook about America. He can teach us all a lot about the meanings of courage and commitment to causes greater than our self-interest.

Meg Whitman. Meg Whitman, the CEO of E-Bay. Meg Whitman, 12 years ago there were five employees. Today they are one and a half million people that make a living off E-Bay in America and in the world. It's one of these great American success stories and in these economic challenging times we need to call on the wisdom and knowledge, background of people like Meg Whitman who have been able to make such a great America success story part of the world's folklore.


Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Get your DNC credentials today...

Featuring Barack Obama wrapped in an upside down American flag...

Hat tip Vicki McKenna via Newsbusters

But, hey- Don't question his patriotism

PS. The hologram also features an upside down flag (Channel 9 News out of Colorado)

Another Barack Lie...

For 6 years, Barack Obama has been telling this lie, even when confronted with the truth, Obama continued to lie.

The entire issue is over abortion.

As most of you are already aware, Barack Obama has been a steadfast and extreme supporter of abortion rights. Certainly, this is perfectly acceptable if this is what he chooses to do.

The problem comes in when Obama is confronted with one of his highly extreme views, realizes that it makes him look like a heartless jerk, and then tries to misrepresent his extreme view.

The entire issue is over babies that are born alive after being aborted.

New York Sun

At issue is the Born Alive Infant Protection Act, a bill in the Illinois state Senate that sought to protect against bungled abortions by requiring that a fetus that survived an abortion be defined as a person. Fearing that the legislation could be interpreted more broadly to protect fetuses that were not yet viable — thus threatening Roe v. Wade, abortion rights advocates pushed for an amendment that explicitly limited the scope of the bill to infants "born alive."

"Nothing in this section," the added sentence reads, "shall be construed to affirm, deny, expand, or contract any legal status or legal right applicable to any member of the species homo sapiens at any point prior to being born alive as defined in this section." A federal version with that added clause passed Congress unanimously in 2002, with the support of Mrs. Clinton and Mr. Kennedy, among others. Mr. Obama said in 2004 and again on Saturday that he would have supported the federal version.

For the last 6 years, Barack Obama has steadfastly claimed that if a "neutrality clause" like the federal bill had been added, he would have readily supported it on the state level.

It was proven again this week, the "neutrality clause" was written in at the state level bill, and Barack Obama voted against it anyway. He was the head of the committee addressing the issue and he killed the bill anyway.

When confronted with this issue last week, Obama proceeded to call all those questioning him on this issue, liars.

Turns out, Barack Obama is the liar and has been lying for 6 years.

After stating on repeated occasions he would have voted for the bill with the neutrality clause, the campaign is now admitting that indeed the neutrality clause was included in the state version that Obama voted against.

After 6 years of lying, the Obama campaign now has to come up with a new excuse as to why he voted against the bill.

The latest version as to why Obama would gladly let living breathing infants die with no protective right is this:

His campaign yesterday acknowledged that he had voted against an identical bill in the state Senate, and a spokesman, Hari Sevugan, said the senator and other lawmakers had concerns that even as worded, the legislation could have undermined existing Illinois abortion law. Those concerns did not exist for the federal bill, because there is no federal abortion law.
Over and over and over again Barack Obama has come up with an excuse for allowing aborted babies that were born alive to be carted off to the broom closets and allowed to suffer and die alone.

What a horrifying pathetic heartless man Barack Obama has proven to be when it comes to protecting the most helpless unwanted among us.

Where is the rest of the media on this?


Notice, Obama got a ton of play time with the media when he was calling the Right to Life people liars, now that it has been proven he is the liar, few in the media will touch it. How pathetic.

Go Jo!

I know the primary is getting close for Jo Egelhoff.

I am thinking about you Jo!

Visit her website and maybe donate a few dollars if you can.

Monday, August 18, 2008

What a great armchair quarterback Obama is

It is easy being an armchair quarterback.

I know Barack Obama is attempting to convince people that he was being tough when making armchair quarterback decisions, but what happens when reality slaps him in the face. In reality, his armchair quarterback decisions mean nothing in real life and death decisions.

I am sure the Obamabots bought into the ridiculous answers given by their god, Barack, but most Americans are smart enough to see through this.

Obama was asked by Pastor Rick Warren what was his most gut wrenching decision. Obama’s answer????

His opposition to the Iraq war was his most gut wrenching decision.

Seriously, he said that. Good grief!

Obama was an Illinois state senator, who has absolutely no access to national security and no responsibility for national security. Obama was not responsible for sending Americans into combat, nor were any American lives at stake because he said “go” or “stay”.

Barack Obama’s opposition to the war was no more of a gut wrenching decision than any of the rest of America had to make. We all had to decide whether or not to support the Iraq war. We had access to the same information Obama had access to.

If Barack Obama had a difficult time deciding whether or not to support the Iraq war to his friends and family, perhaps he is not qualified to be president.

After all, the decisions the President makes have real life and death consequences. If Barack has difficulty making decisions that have no consequence, what good will he be in a crisis?

This really annoys me...

I know that to many, it is a little thing, but to me it is rather annoying.

Going to the Yahoo USA home page for Olympic coverage, the US has not official language.

India, with their numerous languages has an official languages(Hindi is the national language), but not here in the US.

English is the official language of this country, but due to political correctness, no one has the courage to state this.

Good grief.

Super Saturday - August 23rd

Friday, August 15, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama's answer to meeting energy demands

Seriously folks, he said this.

What is worse- the idea that the fawning media will totally ignore this or the fact that Obama actually made this statement?

Hit the nail right on the head

And we wonder why Obama is so arrogant???

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Dear boss...

I know this an oldie, but it is also a goodie...

Dear Boss,

I have enjoyed working here these past several years. You have paid me very well, given me benefits beyond belief.

I have 3-4 months off per year and a pension plan that will pay my salary till the day I die and a health plan that most people can only dream about.

Despite this I plan to take the next 12-18 months to find a new position.

During this time I will show up for work when it is convenient. In addition I fully expect to draw my full salary and all the other perks associated with my current job.

Oh yeah, if my search for this new job proves fruitless, I will be back with no loss in pay or status.

Before you say anything, remember that you have no choice in the matter. I can and will do this.


Every Senator or Congressman running for President.

Try that at your job and tell me how it works out.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Really? Let the people decide?

Well, well

How do you like that?

After a raucous debate in the Public Safety and Welfare on Monday night, suddenly everyone is willing to hold a referendum on the idea of banning smoking everywhere in Kenosha.

I would have preferred that we, the city aldermen, would have just done our jobs properly and given both sides of the debate a voice. Listening to the people, all of the people, is precisely what should have been done to start.

The reason I voted to defer this is because I know that the smoking side of the aisle did not get a fair chance to give their side.

Now there will be a referendum, both sides are once again on level ground.

I could not be more thrilled than I am right now. A few days ago I was worried that this would be a freight train that could not be stopped.

Well the train is stopped- now everyone gets a chance to climb on board.

Here is a current copy of the referendum.

The next battle that both sides will be conflicted on is what should be in the ordinance. Are you in favor of banning smoking at public parks or not? Are you in favor of banning smoking from restaurants? Bars? Bowling alleys?

Everything is on the table.

Over the next several weeks- the debate on the actually ordinance language will rage.

Once that is over, the debate for or against the actual ordinance will rage.

For all of those folks that did not have a chance because 9 aldermen has already made up there minds- now is your chance!

Both sides of the issue will get a chance to debate this in full view of the public.

You need to keep going to the council and committee meetings. Now is not the time to stop fighting.

See you there Monday night, August 18, 7:00pm, Municipal Building. Room 200. Any citizen is allowed to make a comment and petition their government. Sign your name on the list before the meeting starts. At the beginning on the meeting, comment on any subject are allowed for 5 minutes each citizen.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kenosha Smoking Ban

One thing is for certain, there were a lot of folks last night.

Here are a couple of TV highlights.

Click on the word video after following the link


My guess is that this gentleman filed his report before the meeting ended. We actually deferred action for 90 days. There will not be a vote on Sept. 3rd as previously suggested.

Click on the video

Fox Milwaukee

We are guessing that over 100 spoke, with around 200 to 250 people attending. Yes, there were a few folks upset, but for the most part, everyone was pretty respectful.

Monday, August 11, 2008

We deferred it

The all out Smoking Ban in Kenosha, the committee for Public Safety and Welfare deferred the action for 90 days.

This action was taken because this will level the playing field for both sides of the issue.

The standard thinking in the room tonight was that the Smoke Free folks have been working behind the scenes for several weeks and most in the public just found out this past Saturday in the Kenosha News that this issue was going to be debated.

Worse yet, according to the Kenosha News, which everyone read on Saturday morning was that 9 of 17 aldermen( a majority) already supported the smoking ban, assuring that the smoking ban would pass without full and public debate.

As a alderwoman for the city of Kenosha, I believe that it is my utmost duty to let every single person in my district and throughout the city of Kenosha have a fair shake.

This action was deferred tonight to give both sides of this debate an opportunity to make their case to the public and then the public to make the case to their alderman.

Ramrodding this though as many in the crowd thought was happening was not fair to either side of the debate. Too many people are too passionate about this issue to shut down the debate even before many in Kenosha completely understood what was happening.

By the way, what a crowd, on both sides of the issue. We could not fit everyone into the room tonight. They actually opened up all of the council seats in room 200 just so everyone had a chance to get in to hear what what happening. There was no where near enough seats for everyone. A majority of the people stood for almost 4 hours.

By the way, one of the nine aldermen that the paper had announced as being a co-sponsor on this ordinance, informed us all tonight that he had not given approval for being a sponsor.

So here we are, back at square one with both sides on a level playing field.

In honor of the Olympics, let the games begin.

Smoking ordinance in Kenosha

Smoke Free Wisconsin is here in Kenosha.

As most of you have already seen on the news, read in the paper or heard on the TV, there is a full ban on all smoking in the city of Kenosha on the agenda tonight. This ban would include all bars, taverns, and restaurants. They will allow you to smoke in your homes, unless you home is a business also.

I am on the committee that has taken this up- Public Safety and Welfare

Join the battle tonight at the Kenosha Municipal building, 625 52nd St, 5:00pm, Room 202.

See you there.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Carefully orchestrated Edwards admission

Anyone wondering whether or not the Edwards confession was carefully orchestrated by the Obama campaign and the Democrats need to read this article...

Without confirmation, the allegations were not widely reported by national media but still were damaging to Edwards. He was not being invited to speak at this month's Democratic National Convention, out of fear that the rumors could become a distraction at the carefully orchestrated gathering.

Barack Obama's campaign is preparing to announce the list of convention speakers in the coming days, and the fact that Edwards wasn't going to be included forced his hand. If he didn't tell the story first, it threatened to blow open as reporters explained why the party's last vice presidential nominee and third-place finisher in the primary was being snubbed.

Clearly the Obama camp was worried and wanted no part of John Edwards. There goes Edwards---under the bus.

No wonder Obama has such a fetish with properly inflated tires...

It is a lot easier for Obama to keep stuffing people under the bus with properly inflated tires.

Bernie Mac dies

I was skeptical at first, because last week someone had falsely claimed that Bernie Mac had died. This time, the reports seem to be true.

This is just shocking news.

Comedian Bernie Mac died at Northwestern Memorial hospital early Saturday morning, according to Sun-Times Columnist, Stella Foster. He was 50.

Just yesterday, some media outlets were reporting that he was doing well.

Prayers for his family and friends.

I think Bernie is funny, entertaining and probably one of the greatest biggest smiles ever. I will miss his gigantic smile.

Friday, August 08, 2008

You will love the video-John Edwards

Wonder if he would still answer the question the same way?

Hat tip Midas Oracle

Of course John Edwards had an affair

I think we all knew the truth.

He is now claiming that he had an affair, but the baby is not his.

In 2006, Edwards' political action committee paid $100,000 in a four-month span to a newly formed firm run by Rielle Hunter, who directed the production of just four Web videos, one a mere 2 1/2 minutes long.

Now I ask you, why in the world would the Edward's campaign pay so much money out if the baby does not belong to Edwards?

You cannot convince me that they would do that because a staffer had impregnated another staffer.

That is garbage!
I cannot believe the media sat on this story for so long, just to protect the Democrats.

This all came up last year, and no one from the mainstream media pursued it. They did not want to know the truth.

If this were a Republican, oh heaven's....

Lauren's Thoughts on Obama

When reading the comments posted about this video, it shows the true thoughts of liberal Democrat Obama supporters.

Obama terrifies me, too. No drilling for oil, higher taxes, government controlled health care and getting rid of our nuclear weapons. That is terrifying.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Uh, uh America stinks

Someone really needs to get this guy a script. How in the world do you struggle with a question from a seven year old?

She only asked why he was running.

So much for a message of hope.

Barack's message of hope has turned into "uh, uh, uh". Maybe the man is just tired, but he is getting worse and worse at the q and a stuff.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

America is already tired of Obama

And the hits just keep on pounding Obama...

Almost half of America, according to Pew Research, are tired of Obama mania. They have seen enough.

This should not come as a shock to anyone.

After another poll last week where a majority of Americans think the media is in the tank for Obama, is it any wonder that Americans are now tired of seeing him on TV.

It is not just Republicans that are sick of seeing Obama, but even 34% of Democrats are tired of it, along with 51% of Independents.

The same cannot be said about McCain. In fact more people believe there has been too little coverage of McCain.

Imagine what this will mean in the next few weeks. There convention, along with the wall to wall coverage is coming up. This is supposed to be a uplifting moment for the candidate. It should give a candidate a lift. Will Americans begin to tune out when they see Obama?

The media, in their angst to help Obama win an election, may have actually hurt his chances. They have so overly exposed Obama, that Americans have already had enough of him and there is still 3 months to go before the election.

One thing is for sure, Americans do not like being told what to do and the media is trying to force Obama on all of us.

We will see how that plays out over the next few months.

Thank you Paris Hilton

This video is so funny. I think Paris Hilton proves John McCain's point for him.

The McCain campaign reaction to the video was even better.

McCain campaign spokesman Tucker Bounds said Hilton appears to support his candidate's "all of the above" energy solution.

"Paris Hilton might not be as big a celebrity as Barack Obama, but she obviously has a better energy plan," Bounds said.

Once again, the conservatives are getting a kick out of this little tit-for-tat between Obama and McCain. The liberals are just getting more angry.

I love it!!

Paris Hilton just gave John McCain another opening to jab at Obama. There reaction could not have been better.

PS. To those folks that think by calling McCain old so he will get offended should probably realize that even McCain jokes about his age. You not really hurting the man's feelings, but nice try anyway.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Skeletons in the closet

The problem for Senator Barack Obama is that even when he is opening the closet to let Senator McCain's skeletons escape, a few of his own skeletons escape with them.

In an attempt to paint McCain as beholden to the oil companies, one of Obama's skeletons crept out of the closet and now is biting Obama in the ankles:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) - Democratic candidate Barack Obama criticized Republican John McCain on Tuesday for taking a page out of "the Cheney playbook" on energy, overlooking his own support of oil-friendly policies that the unpopular vice president helped to craft.

Obama voted for a 2005 energy bill backed by President Bush that included billions in subsidies for oil and natural gas production, a measure for which Vice President Dick Cheney played a major role. McCain opposed the bill, saying at the time that it included billions in unnecessary tax breaks for the oil industry.

The Obama campaign has said the Illinois senator supported the legislation because it included huge investments in renewable energy. Yet Democrats long have characterized the 2005 energy bill as being written by Cheney. One of them, Democratic primary rival Hillary Rodham Clinton, criticized Obama earlier this year for backing the "Dick Cheney lobbyist energy bill."

So it is Obama that supported the gigantic tax breaks for the oil companies, not McCain.

Isn't that special.

Replace Congressman John Murtha

In a May 17, 2006 press conference, Congressman John Murtha began a horrifying smear campaign against 8 Marines involved in Haditha Iraq.

At the time, Congressman Murtha called these Marines "cold blooded killers".

Since that time, 7 of the 8 Marines have been cleared of any wrongdoing. One man remains, who is still awaiting his day in court.

Never once has Congressman Murtha apologized or even retracted his statement.

Well, there are some folks still angry about it.

Angry or not, one man has stepped forward to take on John Murtha this November.

His name is Lt. Colonel Bill Russell.

The man could use your help. Join the Russell Brigade today.

In the meantime, I picked this up from his website. This is a video created by one of the father's of the Haditha Marines.

Barack is channeling Britney..

... He did it again.
He played with your heart.
Got lost in the game.
Oh, baby; baby.
... You think I'm in love.
That he's sent from above...
He's not that innocent."

Do you think Barack is humming this tune every single time he pulls one of these stunts with his loyal supporters?

He got you guys again... According to the Boston Globe, not only did he reverse positions once again, but he actually did it on two separate items.

But his proposal includes two significant reversals of positions he has taken in the past, and he immediately drew accusations of flip-flopping from Republican rival John McCain, who has gained ground in the polls using the energy issue.

Obama had steadfastly fought the idea of new offshore drilling and was against tapping the nation's emergency oil stockpile to relieve pump prices that have stubbornly hovered around $4 a gallon.

However, in a major energy speech yesterday, Obama proposed that the government sell 70 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, saying that the move could help drive down gasoline prices in as soon as "within two weeks." Campaign adviser Heather Zichal said he reconsidered his position because "Americans are suffering."

Perhaps Barack did not notice that Americans were also suffering two weeks ago, as he was busy jetting around the world wasting millions on fuel. In fact, shortly after his overseas trip Obama was making his tire gauge claim. Now this???

Monday, August 04, 2008

A stunning moment of honesty...

For years, the media elites have denied liberal media bias. Yesterday, in a stunning moment of honesty, one media personality finally broke down and admitted a few truths about the media bias heavily slanted towards Barack Obama:

That McCain's complaint is sometimes overstated and imprudent, however, does not mean that it is wrong. The political press corps has a problem when Jon Stewart lampoons reporters for being even more in the tank for Obama than he is.

Why are the media so smitten with Obama? Journalists have an affinity for the Democratic nominee in part because he is a wordsmith and they make a living manipulating words and symbols, so they have a special appreciation for his gifts. But another part of the reason is, yes, plain old liberal bias. McCain was a press darling when he was a maverick dissenting from the Republican Party from points left. Obama has become one by succeeding as a down-the-line liberal. When McCain decided this time around to court conservative Republican voters as much as liberal reporters, the coverage of him became more critical. Notice a pattern?

At this point, denying that the press has a liberal tilt, particularly on social issues, is like denying that the universities have one. Surveys of reporters show that they have more liberal views than the public; surveys of the public show that readers and viewers pick up on it.

I could not help but notice one of the reasons given by this reporter as to why Obama is so beloved by the media is his ability to manipulate words.

I think most Americans are well aware that most in the media are liberal, but it is not often that you hear from a media personality that they are manipulating their words to support their liberal agendas. At least someone is willing to admit that is what they are doing.

Who's racist?

Despite the huffing and puffing by the Obama campaign and the media, the people of America see right though Barack Obama.

Last week, when a new ad was released by John McCain to run in only 4 states comparing celebrity Barack Obama to celebrities Britney Spears and Paris Hilton, Americans did not see this action to be racist. Actually, 22 percent of Americans do see it as a racial attack, but 22 percent of America believes that just the idea of a Republican speaking at all is a racial attack.

Even though American did not see McCain's actions as a racial attack, they did consider Barack Obama's reaction to the ad a racial attack. 53% of America considered Obama's comment "he doesn't look like all those other presidents on the dollar bills" was a racist comment.


Sixty-nine percent (69%) of the nation’s voters say they’ve seen news coverage of the McCain campaign commercial that includes images of Britney Spears and Paris Hilton and suggests that Barack Obama is a celebrity just like them. Of those, just 22% say the ad was racist while 63% say it was not.

However, Obama’s comment that his Republican opponent will try to scare people because Obama does not look like all the other presidents on dollar bills was seen as racist by 53%. Thirty-eight percent (38%) disagree.

I think it is a pretty safe bet to say that the ad was a huge hit and Obama's comments a big bust.

Barack Obama played the race card and it cost him.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Never mind...

Just yesterday, I made the claim the Barack Obama was still opposed to drilling for oil, despite the media reporting about a "major shift" in Obama's stance.

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama Friday dropped his opposition to offshore oil drilling, saying he could go along with the idea if it was part of a broader energy package.

Obama made his comments in St. Petersburg during an interview with the Palm Beach Post. "My interest is in making sure we've got the kind of comprehensive energy policy that can bring down gas prices," he said.

"If, in order to get that passed, we have to compromise in terms of a careful, well thought-out drilling strategy that was carefully circumscribed to avoid significant environmental damage - I don't want to be so rigid that we can't get something done," the paper quoted Obama as saying.

The change is dramatic because Obama often pointed to his opposition to drilling as a key difference between himself and presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain.

By the time most Americans were waking up on Saturday morning to read about Obama's "major shift", Obama was giving another interview stating that he had no major shift.

"I made a general point about the fact that we need to provide the American people some relief and that there has been constructive conversations between Republicans and Democrats in the Senate on this issue," he said during a press conference in Cape Canaveral.

"What I will not do, and this has always been my position, is to support a plan that suggests this drilling is the answer to our energy problems," Obama added.

Instead of supporting a oil drilling plan, Barack Obama supports a tire inflating plan. Duh!

As I said, Obama is trying to change his image, not his stance. With a full 75% of Americans in favor of drilling for more American oil, Barack Obama does not want to appear that he is against this.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Dems say: Drill there, not here

Great article by Charles Krauthammer on Dems and Drilling:

Does Pelosi imagine that with so much of America declared off-limits, the planet is less injured as drilling shifts to Kazakhstan and Venezuela and Equatorial Guinea? That Russia will be more environmentally scrupulous than we in drilling in its Arctic?

The net environmental effect of Pelosi’s no-drilling willfulness is negative. Outsourcing U.S. oil production does nothing to lessen worldwide environmental despoliation. It simply exports it to more corrupt, less efficient, more unstable parts of the world — thereby increasing net planetary damage.

Probably the best line I have read in a long time is this:

They seem blissfully unaware that the argument for their drill-there-not-here policy collapses on its own environmental terms.

Nice try Obama, nothing has changed

Of course Senator Obama is attempting change his image when it comes to drilling for American oil. After all, it is all about the Senator's image.

The good senator now wants you to believe that he is all for domestic drilling, even though he has steadfastly opposed drilling in America.

He says what he says now, because Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi are there to protect him. Pelosi flat out will not allow a vote on drilling.

Anyone find it strange that the moment the Congress left for vacation and cannot cast a vote for the next 5 weeks, suddenly Obama is entertaining the idea of drilling for oil. He certainly will not have to back up his words.

Every single Democrat facing their constituents over the next 5 weeks will be making the same claim.

Folks- they are just words.

We all know that Barack Obama will do anything and say anything to get elected. This is about Barack's image, nothing more.

Friday, August 01, 2008

There is the backbone we have been waiting to see!

The House GOP members spent most of the day kicking up dust trying to get the attention of the House Democrats.

Pelosi even went so far as to turn off the lights and cut the mics!!!

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats adjourned the House, turned off the lights and killed the microphones, but Republicans are still on the floor talking gas prices.

Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) and other GOP leaders opposed the motion to adjourn the House, arguing that Pelosi's refusal to schedule a vote allowing offshore drilling is hurting the American economy. They have refused to leave the floor after the adjournment motion passed at 11:23 a.m., and they are busy bashing Pelosi and her fellow Democrats for leaving town for the August recess.

At one point, the lights went off in the House and the microphones were turned off in the chamber, meaning Republicans were talking in the dark. But as Rep. John Shadegg (R-Ariz..) was speaking, the lights went back on and the microphones were turned on shortly afterward.

But C-SPAN, which has no control over the cameras in the chamber, has stopped broadcasting the House floor, meaning no one was witnessing this except the assembled Republicans, their aides, and one Democrat, Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich (D-Ohio), who has now left.

Only about a half-dozen Republicans were on the floor when this began, but the crowd has grown to about 20, according to Patrick O'Connor.

"This is the people's House," said Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-Mich.). "This is not Pelosi's politiburo."

Democratic aides were furious at the GOP stunt, and reporters were kicked out of the Speaker's Lobby, the space next to the House floor where they normally interview lawmakers.

"You're not covering this, are you?" complained one senior Democratic aide. Another called the Republicans "morons" for staying on the floor.

Update: The Capitol Police are now trying to kick reporters out of the press gallery above the floor, meaning we can't watch the Republicans anymore. But Minority Whip Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) is now in the gallery talking to reporters, so the cops have held off for a minute. Clearly, Democrats don't want Republicans getting any press for this episode. GOP leaders are trying to find other Republicans to rotate in for Blunt so reporters aren't kicked out.

Update 2: This message was sent out by Blunt's office:

"Although this Democrat majority just adjourned for the Democrat 5-week vacation, House Republicans are continuing to fight on the House floor. Although the lights, mics and C-SPAN cameras have been turned off, House Republicans are on the floor speaking to the taxpayers in the gallery who, not surprisingly, agree with Republican energy proposals.

"All Republicans who are in town are encouraged to come to the House floor."

Update 3: Democrats just turned out the lights again. Republicans cheered.

Update 4: Republican leaders just sent out a notice looking for a bullhorn, and leadership aides are trying to corral all the members who are still in town to come speak on the floor and sustain this one-sided debate.

Also, Republicans can thank Shadegg for turning on the microphones the first time. Apparently, the fiesty Arizona conservative started typing random codes into the chamber's public address system and accidentally typed the correct code, allowing Republicans brief access to the microphone before it was turned off again.

"I love this," Shadegg told reporters up in the press gallery afterward. "Congress can be so boring. ... This is a kick."


How awesome is that!!!!

Of course, many in the media will hide from this story all together, but there are a few.