Sunday, December 28, 2008

Yackity Yack.

Ace and Allah have pretty much the same post of the same vid set to Pink Floyd's 'Great Gig in the Sky'. I think this is more appropriate.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas to all.

.. And to the Phoenix Police Department, have fun with the new guns Santa (David Spade) brought you.

thanks to the Jawa Report

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

When the past catches up with you..

.. Or What happens when you try to re-write history.

Ayers’ editorial was poorly written fiction, a fact that perhaps Larry Grathwohl knows better than anyone. Grathwohl was the only informant to successfully penetrate the Underground for the FBI and personally lived through the history Ayers so desperately desires to rewrite.

Monday, December 22, 2008

It would be funny if it wasn't so true.

Good for a chuckle or two. Then the five stages of denial. Michael Ramirez captures the UAW in his editorial cartoon perfectly.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Good Bye, Computer.

Majel Barrett, the wife of Gene Rodenberry, passed away. Even if you never seen her on the show, you have heard her voice as the Computer.

When seconds count...

...and the cops are minutes away.



Best argument for keeping a gun in the house.

Global Warming hits Las Vegas.

And by Global Warming I mean Global Cooling. Maybe winter.

The rarities continued Wednesday night with the Clark County School District's announcement that students are getting a snow day today. It's the first snow day for Clark County students since 1979, when a storm dropped 9.9 inches of snow in January that year.


Thanks to Hot Air.

A very Commie Christmas to you all.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

How is that even possible?

"I've abandoned free-market principles to save the free-market system," Bush told CNN television, saying he had made the decision "to make sure the economy doesn't collapse."


That's like saying:
  • I've abandoned being faithful to my wife in order to save my marriage.
  • I gave up on my diet in order to lose weight.
To save the free market system, the market would have to be free in the first place to allow for failure.


Again, thanks to Michelle Malkin

Keynesian Economics is a fable.

When watching this video, keep in mind that everyone that is advising the President on the economy subscribes to the Keynesian Economic system.



One way to an economic recovery would be threefold.
  • Cut Government spending. Even the cliche of the drunken sailor would be ashamed. This includes the bail outs of institutions that are 'too big to fail'.
  • Cut Corporate taxes. Why punish the people making the jobs and their achievements?
  • Let the companies that are failing, fail. The marketplace is flexible enough to take in the slack and move away when others business start up.
Thanks to Michelle Malkin for the hat tip.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Sheeple shall not apply.

There really is a ruling class in the world today.

If appointed, Ms. Kennedy would fill the seat once held by her uncle, Robert F. Kennedy.

Caroline Kennedy, who has had no experience with politics, whose resume is padded with charity events strictly because of her last name, is now a contender to be, not elected, but appointed as a Senator from New York. Her big uncle Teddy Kennedy is pushing for her to appointed from out of state as well.

Speaking of Teddy, back when he had his brain tumor scare, he was wanting his wife to take over for him as well. He has announced that he will be back in the Senate next year to finish out his term.
Joe Biden is looking for his own little dynasty, too.
By selecting Kaufman, who has said he would serve only two years before a special election is held in 2010, Minner bypassed other interested Delaware pols and ensured that Beau Biden would have a clearer opportunity to succeed his father in the Senate.

To Joe's credit, his son isn't taking the position just yet. A special election will be held in 2010 for the Senate but it is all but a forgone conclusion that Beau will be elected to the seat. There hasn't been a Republican since 2000 as a Senator from Delaware and considering the way the GOP has been acting, I doubt there will be another one soon.

This special kind of nepotism isn't saved for the Democrats either. The Republicans have their own kind of favoritism going on as well.
Republicans are urging [Jeb] Bush, the president's younger brother, to strongly consider making a bid for the seat currently held by outgoing Republican Sen. Mel Martinez.

No more dynasties for the US Government. Dynasties in the past only brought out laziness and inbreeding. And that may well be argued with the Kennedy family today. Surely there are better people for those jobs than the offspring or siblings of someone in office. Wasn't that the original idea of how the Congress was supposed to work in the first place?

One Top Ten list to read

As 2008 starts to wind down, everyone starts to do a best of/worst of top ten list. This one that the Young American's Foundation has done is a must read though. Academia's shining examples of tolerance.

7. Hey, that feather cap is racist. For decades, kindergarten classes in the Claremont district of California have celebrated Thanksgiving by dressing up as Pilgrims and Indians and sharing a feast. Harmless, eh? Apparently not. In a letter to her daughter’s elementary school teacher, Michelle Raheja, an English professor at University of California-Riverside, fumed that such activities are “dehumanizing” and serve as a “racist stereotype.” In fact, Ms. Raheja whined that the Thanksgiving costume party is comparable to parading children around as “slaves” and “Jews.” The school district capitulated, and now the toddlers are prohibited from wearing “their hand-made bonnets, headdresses and fringed vests.”


That is one of the more milder of the listings.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Night Fun



For no other reason.

All in how you look at it.

When you view what is going on with the Governor of Illinios through this vantage point:

"When it's a Republican scandal, the press become prosecutors. When there's a Democrat scandal, the press become defense lawyers."

by Rush.

It all makes sense.

and thanks to the McCain that I do like.

22 pounds.



This is the United Auto Worker's contract with Ford. There might be a page or two difference between GM and Chrysler. Not too much in there on how to make a better car to compete with imports.


I’ll tell you this much, those 2,215 pages don’t include much regarding efficiency and competitiveness. What you’ll find are hundreds of rules, regulations, and letters of understanding that have hamstrung the auto companies for years.


This is why the Big Three are sucking wind when the UAW labor contracts are sucking the life out of the Big Three. Any pontential 'bail out' from the federal government will be going on to pay off the unions. Even when the bill was voted down in Congress on the Senate side, the White House may still set aside a chunk of change for the automakers. Which will be passed on to the Union workers. If GM, for instance, would be forced into Ch. 11, one thing they can do is to cancel a 22 pound labor contract and have 'Right to Work' instead to get by. Even catch up with Toyota in terms of profit.

Thanks to Ace and Hotair

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Still taking in the 'Scandal of the Day'

Jim Lindgren of the Volokh Conspiracy constructed a timeline of the 'What did Obama know, and when did he know it.'

Most people have misunderstood the timeline of the Blagojevich Senate scandal. Pretty much everything fits except Barack Obama's statement yesterday that he knew nothing about it.

If we didn't have Obama's denial to contend with, the actions of all the parties, including those purporting to speak for Obama, are consistent with Obama and his staff learning about Blagojevich's corrupt plans on Monday, Nov. 10.


And the actual Senate Seat in question was on E-Bay but the lot was pulled. Luckily, IowaHawk has screencaps of the auction.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Sums up today.

Jonah Goldberg at the Corner at National Review.

He wasn't found opening an umbrella in parts of his anatomy for money on the internet, or giving cash to terrorists who were going to have Santas wear suicide-padding at department stores around the country. He didn't check interns for a hernia without permission or spy for the Norks. He's just a crook. A good, old-fashioned, crook.


Thanks to Hot Air and their headlines.

How much is a US Senate seat worth?

Rob "Nothing But Sunshine" Blagojevich, the Democratic Governor of Illinois, was arrested today on charged of corruption.

Hot Air has the goodies on it all. As well as Ace of Spades and the Flaming Skull: Blagojevich Edition is up too.

I am beginning to think that most, if not all politicians from the Chicago area are corrupt in some form. It's a good thing Barack Obama got out of there when he did. Before he had the chance to go bad. (/sarcasm off)

I think this is a first.

The one time Newsweek will ever use religion as an argument FOR something.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Salvador Dali gets one but not Pearl Harbor Day?

A Day to Live in Infamy. Unless you are Google and then no fancy logo for you.


Friday, December 5, 2008

Facts about scary looking weapons.

There has been a lot of talk about the 'Assault Weapons Ban' making it's return to congress. This time, with no expiration date. The truth is that the law that was passed is a 'Scary Looking Weapons' ban. This video was made back when Clinton enacted the law the first time but still as truthful then as it is now.



Thanks to Ragnar at The Jawa Report

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Need a Bail-out?

Vanity Fair has an application someone leaked out. Soon you can have millions of free money for the failing industry of your choice. The Federal Reserve will print more.

Thanks to Ken M. at Michelle's. and yes, I know it's a joke.

Palin for 2012

Andrea Tantaros has some good points. I would be amiss not to point out that Ted Steven's seat needs to be a special election. Palin can't appoint herself to it. Thanks to former Gov. Murkowski for nominating his daughter instead. The legislator of Alaska changed their laws from appointment to special election because of him. Nepotism at it's finest. Lt. Gov. Sean Parnell would be one to tackle the Senate run, in my dream team of politics.
In this year's election she was our most valuable player, and like any MVP her political athletic ability is a force to be reckoned with. She has youth on her side which will make her viable for the next two decades (at least). She posesses the supernatural ability to draw tens of thousands to a rally. Her fundraising potential is boundless and her biography is politically seductive.
With Palin as Governor as Alaska, she would be one of 50 executives. Not one of 100 compromisers and debaters. And get started on the Alaska Highway Pipeline for one more feather in her cap.

Besides, in terms of executive power, the Governor of Alaska is one of the top five posts in the fifty states. Massachusetts being the first, Vermont (think Howard Dean) being the last in terms of executive power.

Politico's artical missing one minor detail about Obama's fund-raising abilites.

From Jeanne Cummings at the Politico about how Obama has raised close to 'One BILLION dollars' from his campaign. She did miss one minor detail about the donations.
Obama’s achievements stem largely from two choices: He cast a wider net to attract donors during the crowded Democratic primaries and caucuses, and he was willing to hand over some control to both small and large donors.
Nothing wrong with wanting to donate to the man you want to win the election. But it does call into question when so many safeguards built into website services software regarding online transactions are turned off. Last I knew, John Galt from Ayn Rand Lane, Bart Simpson from 742 Evergreen Terrace, and Good Will Hunting could still donate to Barack Obama.

Congratulations to one of my favorite Blogs.

Hot Air is on it's way to being a serious challenger to the LA Times web site.

This means Hot Air had 31.58% of the traffic that all of latimes.com had in October 2008. That’s almost 1/3 the traffic of the entire web site of a major American newspaper.
Hot Air has two guys blogging full time and the occasional posting by Michelle Malkin when she takes a break from her own blog. Compared to the number of people working at the LA Times.

If Hot Air only had a crossword.

Patterico's might be down at times, there has been a few hosting issues from what I understand. There is the link to the regular site. Then scroll down some.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Video from Black Friday.

Exclusive video of shoppers trying to get their big bargain on the Friday after Thanksgiving.

Just not from a Wal-Mart in Long Island, NY.

The Myth of Government Deregulation

I wish I had a dollar for every time I read or heard someone say that 'deregulation' of the markets is what caused the downturn in the economy. When was the last time the federal government deregulated anything? And what was the part that was deregulated to cause this? Shouldn't it make sense to regulate that part again to help correct the economy?

There never were any 'deregulation of the markets' only a buzzword that a Democratic controlled Congress drops to pass the buck of blame to someone else, namely, the President.


Why then should capitalism take the blame today--when capitalism doesn’t even exist? Consider the current crisis. The causes are complex, but the driving force is clearly government intervention: the Fed keeping interest rates below the rate of inflation, thus encouraging people to borrow and providing the impetus for a housing bubble; the Community Reinvestment Act, which forces banks to lend money to low-income and poor-credit households; the creation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac with government-guaranteed debt leading to artificially low mortgage rates and the illusion that the financial instruments created by bundling them are low risk; government-licensed rating agencies, which gave AAA ratings to mortgage-backed securities, creating a false sense of confidence; deposit insurance and the “too big to fail” doctrine, whose bailout promises have created huge distortions in incentives and risk-taking throughout the financial system; and so on. In the face of this long list, who can say with a straight face that the housing and financial markets were frontiers of “cowboy capitalism”?


My thanks to Cox and Forkum.

What I Want for Christmas

Thanksgiving night, I went to a friends house for desert and fun. After meeting their family and a slice of delicious cake, his two kids broke out their Nintendo Wii. Everyone had a chance to play a game or two. My two daughters even beat each other up with the boxing part of the game.

The next morning, my wife was on the computer, searching through E-bay, Best Buy and other sites looking to see how much she would have to spend to purchase Wii.

I think we might have to wait until after the holidays for that great deal though.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Climate change gets a facelift

Rational voices are coming out against human-induced climate change. Is it cold at your place, too?


Thursday, November 27, 2008

A More Recent Thanksgiving Story.

Over at Blackfive.
Javier grabbed the grenade with his right hand. He told me “I knew I only had three to five seconds before it would go off.” With his body shielding his men from the grenade, he made a valiant effort to heave the grenade away. As the grenade left his hand it exploded.


Read the rest. .

Happy Thanksgiving

And now, the true story of Thanksgiving. Thank you Mr. Limbaugh.

Thankgsiving thoughts on oil and taxes

The numbers don’t add up. President-Elect Obama’s new tax plan calls for a tax rebate of $500 per adult, or $1,000 per working family. That money would come from the “wind fall profits” taxes on oil companies.
If I estimate 50 million working American families for the 300 million Americans, that’s $1,000 times 50 million. That’s $50 billion dollars.
Exxon netted $37.4 billion in nine months. Chevron earned $18.7 billion for 2007 (operating cost were $214.1 billion). Shell earned $131,567 million in their third quarter ’08. If we add these up, we can estimate almost $70 billion dollars for the year.
Put the Obama rebate and the oil company profits together, you quickly realize that $20 billion is leftover, assuming these are the only companies, oil hadn’t dropped in price, and that a president would be crazy enough to do this.
So what happens when the wind fall profits dry up and the oil giants are stuck with the taxes that supply the rebates? Or when stockholders lose astronomically because of the taxes on their money?
If you read between the lines of a Reuters article, Obama gave credit to Exxon for helping to pay the national debt and that they already pay a $1.2 billion in taxes annually.
So let’s tax them more and send them into bankruptcy to stave off the national debt? We raise taxes on already heavy-taxed oil companies, redistribute that money in the form of tax rebates to Americans making less than a certain amount, and call it job creation? Isn’t that the C-word? Where’s the incentive to invest? To make profit?
Wouldn’t this just destroy oil companies?
The last time I checked, the goal of a business of any kind, is to make money above all else. You can donate to charity, have a masseuse in your break room and offer one month vacation time, but first you have to make money. That’s the point. Nothing happens until profit happens. It’s a cold hard reality.
Exxon’s $14 billion-plus profits in the 3rd quarter were unpopular. We hated $4 a gallon gas, so we drove less. Gas is now below $2 a gallon as a barrel of oil is at $53. That’s quaint compared to those 3rd quarter prices when a barrel of oil hit more than $140. All futures markets arguments aside, I don’t want to be around when those 4th quarter losses are released.
If President Obama succeeds, buy a great pair of walking shoes, because you won’t be driving anywhere.
You’ll be walking everywhere.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

It's About Time.

Finally someone is talking about how the Republican Party can win again after their humiliating losing streak. And he's not a liberal saying that the Republicans are not moderate enough, they need to get extreme in their moderation. This is the man who needs to be the next RNC Chairman.

Ronald Reagan spoke to our deepest longing as a people. He gave a voice to principles that are true for all people in all times. Retool our message, but base it on those proven conservative principles for which our party has always stood: Our freedom is from God, not government. Our prosperity comes from a free people in a free market, not overtaxing, free-spending bureaucrats. We celebrate and protect life, born and unborn. And our best hope for a brighter future is in the empowerment of individuals and families, not in the constraints imposed by a bloated bureaucracy.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Joe Biden Moves On.

Nepotism at it's finest.


The selection of Ted Kaufman, a senior adviser to Biden's 2008 presidential and vice presidential campaigns, was viewed by some as protecting Attorney General Beau Biden's chances in any race to succeed his father in the Senate seat that Joe Biden has held since 1972.


With Joe Biden as the President of the Senate, there will nonstop YouTube clips of "three letter word, J O B S.", "Stand up, Chuck." (to a guy in a wheelchair) and him telling everyone how high his I.Q. is. Especially now that Kaufman won't be keeping him in check.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Never Had A Chance.

He went twenty for twenty. Only twenty shots fired for twenty insurgents bodies falling to the ground.


During the battle, the designated marksman single handedly thwarted a company-sized enemy RPG and machinegun ambush by reportedly killing 20 enemy fighters with his devastatingly accurate precision fire.

Friday, November 21, 2008

It Begins.

People wanting a job with Obama's administration have a new question on their application.

Tucked in at the end of the questionnaire and listed under “Miscellaneous,” it reads: “Do you or any members of your immediate family own a gun? If so, provide complete ownership and registration information. Has the registration ever lapsed? Please also describe how and by whom it is used and whether it has been the cause of any personal injuries or property damage.”


It will be his administration and it's his choice to add that question on the application. I think it is a sign of his intent to want to legislate guns away from the public in the name of crime or public safety. Regardless of the fact that gun control of any kind has worked in the past.

Thanks to Ed of Hot Air.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Too Good To Pass Up.

From over at Ace of Spades
.

The Big Three Bail-out.

Hat in hand and fresh off private planes, the CEOs of GM, Ford and Chrysler asked for part of their bail-out pie on Wednesday.

The 'Bail-out' will not even go to the company but to help keep paying of the UAW. Why not when they pay their employees more than Toyota, Honda and Nissan. As well as paying workers to sit in a room to do crosswords while getting paid to do so (yes, it's from 2005 but nothing has changed since then). It's throwing more leaves on the fire to give it the impression that it's still burning when the fire needs to be put out.

Ace and Drew at Ace of Spades has more about the UAW sucking down GM, Ford and Chrysler and how SUV's helped them out. For a while.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Just a thought

Here's something scary when you think about it. Too many people view Obama as a modern day Messiah. It's a little unnerving. This is just a link to Youtube of "Obama music" and a lot of stuff comes up. Videos that take a great deal of effort. It's something akin to worship.

These people are so full of adulation for Obama, they're completely undignified. A little stupid, I might add. I'm mean, I know.



Update by Dave. 11/20/08

It's not just the mainstream hip hop artists in their adulation of Barack Obama. This choir of little kids has been making the rounds on the internet for some time now. Not to mention this video of the Obama Cadence . It's good to have role models and to have someone to look up to. To a point.
At the risk of violating Godwin's Law, one hopes this cult of personality worship doesn't boil over to this.

Regarding the Bailouts..

. . of anything by the government.

Still, historically accurate today as it was then.

There are in that House many very wealthy men - men who think nothing of spending a week's pay, or a dozen of them, for a dinner or a wine party when they have something to accomplish by it.


thanks to jjmurphy in the comments at Michelle Malkin's blog.

Why The GOP Lost.*

With a mentality like this, it's easy to see.

*I'm sure this won't be the last posting with this title.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Jaw Dropping Wow.

Talk about failure of education. Now you know how Obama got elected.

Monday, November 17, 2008

How Rove Helped Destroy the GOP.

From the McCain I do like.

To Hell With Karl Rove.

If you've met Karl Rove -- as I did earlier this year at George Washington University -- you know what an impressive person he is. The guy has an authoritative manner, and can talk politics very fluently, citing all sorts of historical and demographic facts to bolster his case.

Yet that does not, and certainly ought not, empower Rove to dictate policy to conservatives. In fact, this blurring of politics and policy in the Bush administration (for which Rove was significantly responsible) is one of the major causes of Republican "brand damage."


There's more.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Will It Happen?

A little Q and A about Barack's statement on the campaign trail regarding the 'civilian national security force' that's "Just as strong" and "Just as well funded" as the military.

New Star Trek Teaser

I'm torn on it. One hand, it's a new Star Trek. The other, well, watch and see.



Thanks to someone in the comments at Ace of Spades. He had a bootleg version of the real teaser.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Palin the Fiscal Conservative.

A nice write up about Sarah Palin and why she had a 70 % approval rating. The narrative of the media has hyped her up as a member of the 'religious right' and completely ignored her other accomplishments as Governor of Alaska.

From TownHall.com.

I've been a little annoyed at the recent media characterization of Sarah Palin as a purely "Social Conservative" or "Traditionalist" pitted against the "Reform" or "Fiscal Conservative" wing of the GOP.

It's not that Palin isn't a social conservative (she is), but as governor, her social positions did not define her. It is very obvious that the media has sought to define her as a social conservative, in an effort to pigeon-hole her -- and to diminish her reputation. What is more, aside from all-but calling her a religious fanatic, the media has sought to portray her as a Mike Huckabee-esqu populist.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Cation.

I always wanted something like this when I was a kid.




Thanks to Explorations.

What I Can Hope For In The Next Few Years.

Or, Why I'm not going to live in a bunker for the next term.

I do think Obama will follow the first point in this essay. It will be an easy win for him early in the administration. And he will finally use the word, 'Victory' when talking about ending the war in Iraq. Regardless of the fact that Bush did all the groundwork and received all of the criticism of the War in Iraq.

From the Hot Air headlines.

Duh.

Who would have thunk it.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Seven Days of Sex.



A Little Life Lesson.

Tolerance in action.



Thanks to Michelle Malkin

Give It A Rest.

And I thought that the campaign was over with. Then why am I being asked to donate money to Barack's cause? This came for me in my email, along with everyone else on Barack's mailing list:


Our friends at the Democratic National Committee laid it all on the line to bring change this year.

We've been reviewing the books, and the DNC went into considerable debt to secure victory for Barack and Joe. It took unprecedented resources to staff up all 50 states, train field organizers, and build the technology to reach as many swing voters as possible.

It worked.

But it also left the DNC in debt. So before we do anything else, we need to help pay for this winning strategy.

Make a donation of $30 or more now and you'll get a limited edition 2008 Victory T-shirt.

Help the DNC and get a 2008 Victory T-shirt

The DNC's 50-state field strategy was crucial to our campaign's success, as well as victories for Democrats up and down the ballot. Their organizing infrastructure allowed us to compete -- and win -- in states that seemed insurmountable just four years ago.

They took out substantial loans to make it happen. The DNC didn't hold back, and now, neither can we.


Barack has raised over 600 Million Dollars. He can't lift a finger to help out his party to pay of the debt of 15 Million? Change you can believe in.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Things To Make You Go Ahhh.*

Comment of the day at Hot Air.com

Click here.

By Baldilocks

*not something that will happen every day.

Little Google Titles..

The Pool Bar: Change we can Google

For the first time, Google is finally proud of our country.

(hat tip: Eric at the Pool Bar.)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Happy Veterans Day

Over at Michelle Malkin's, she has several different links regarding Veterans Day.

Don't forget to thank the person you know or even don't know for their service to our country.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse.

Former Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe filed papers Monday setting up a campaign committee to explore a possible 2009 run to succeed term-limited Democrat Tim Kaine as governor of Virginia.

Sure, we are sorry.. Now

After 8 years of 'Bush=Hitler', 'Not my President', and 'Selected, not elected' many of the same people want to play nice. And forget all that vitriol and nastiness. Please?




Who else will produce the goods we need to loot?




We can agree that hat is pretty aweful.




If you quote Bob Geldof, that should void any argument then and there.




... and tell me what you are wearing.




You know those will only go up his nose.




Just don't ask him to share the cake.

Yes, I'm blatantly stealing this idea from Jim Treacher.

What now?

Everyone knows someone like this.



Obama Win Causes Obsessive Supporters To Realize How Empty Their Lives Are

Happy Birthday Marines!

When it absolutely, positively needs to be destroyed overnight. To my father-in-law who was/is a Marine. He is one of the toughest guys I have ever met.

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Bumber Sticker

Work to be done.

Victor Davis Hanson.

It seems to me that conservatives have a golden opportunity to offer criticism and advice in a manner that many liberals did not during the last eight years.

Deep down, everyone feels this way.

Some aren't brave enough to admit it yet.

. . . when you saw this inspiring young African-American rise to our nation's highest office I hope you felt the same sense of patriotic pride that I experienced, no matter how hard you were hyperventilating with deep existential dread.

Post Election Wrap Up.

John McCain gave a gracious speech conceding to Barack Obama, the new President Elect. No sooner had his microphone been turned off, news reports hit the wires about Sarah Palin and her attitude on the campaign road. The FOX reporter, Carl Cameron, cites 'unnamed sources'.

What makes this annoying is that the people claiming this happened won't sack up and say, "Yes, it was me." The Campaign is now over. There is nothing left to lose.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Indication of things to come?

So, after Barack's victory speech and his victorious bid for the White House, I received this in my email the next day. The last line is the kicker.


Davie --

I'm about to head to Grant Park to talk to everyone gathered there, but I wanted to write to you first.

We just made history.

And I don't want you to forget how we did it.

You made history every single day during this campaign -- every day you knocked on doors, made a donation, or talked to your family, friends, and neighbors about why you believe it's time for change.

I want to thank all of you who gave your time, talent, and passion to this campaign.

We have a lot of work to do to get our country back on track, and I'll be in touch soon about what comes next.

But I want to be very clear about one thing...

All of this happened because of you.

Thank you,

Barack


Please donate

Monday, November 3, 2008

Obama, in his own words.

In the case against Obama.

Think about it.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

How much is this worth on Antique Roadshow?

There is lots of verbiage about change, organize, audacity, and community. Sounds like it influenced a certain democratic presidential candidate in the past.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I see red people.



This was the first time since I was a little kid seeing Ronald Reagan speak that I was able to go see a Presidential Rally like this. I did miss the email asking everyone to wear red, so my blue shirt stood out. Thankfully, I wasn't the only one not wearing red either.

If you look close, you can see Sarah Palin in this photo.





Due to the sheer numbers of people wanting to attend, it was moved to Richmond International Speedway. The news estimated that roughly 25000 people showed up to the event. I think it was more.






Some audio difficulties started to plague the event. Either mics stopped working or a democrat was running the sound board right before Sarah and Hank Williams Jr. turn to speak. People towards the back of the oversized crowd couldn't hear well and started to ask for more volume. It's understandable on how Sarah could have thought it was protesters. Sarah Palin gave a good speech that fired up the crowds. Even though I was way in the back, I did see her wink at me.




A few people spoke before Sarah, including Jim Gilmore. Gilmore is the GOP candidate running for the US Senate seat that Jim Warner is giving up. Mark Warner is the Democrat running for the same spot.