Archive | October, 2008

‘Yes We Carve’- Obama Pumpkin-ganda

31 Oct

Move over Charlie Brown, there is another Great Pumpkin in town.

Consider how fortunate we all are to live in the great time of Obama. A time when people can transform a fun little holiday like Halloween into an opportunity to stand in slack jawed awe of ‘The One’. Gosh, we are so lucky! How did we ever enjoy Halloween before the time of Obama pumpkins!? (Snark)

Take a look at the creative efforts of Obamabots to turn Halloween into another opportunity to worship their messiah Obama.

There is also a website (Yes We Carve) dedicated to the great art of Obama pumpkin carving with how to tips to create your own Obama-pumpkin. The Obots have way too much time on their hands IMO.

Protesters March In Front Of LA Times Offices

31 Oct

Outrage over the LA Times’ refusal to release the controversial Rashid Khalidi video in which Barack Obama is believed to be shown toasting the former PLO operative at an Israel-bashing dinner, continues to mount as protesters took up signs in front of the LA Times building.

Halloween Humor

31 Oct

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The Witch Hunt of Joe the Plumber

31 Oct

Since it’s Halloween, it’s the perfect time for a frightening (and true) ‘Obama supporter doing something sneaky and creepy’ story.

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via HotAir

When last we heard from Helen Jones-Kelley, the director of Ohio’s Job and Family Services Division insisted that she has everyone who gets public attention checked to see if they owe family support.  Now, with more details about the searches performed on Joe Wurzelbacher becoming public, Jones-Kelley acknowledges she didn’t quite tell the entire truth at first.  Her department also ran checks on taxes and welfare payments to see if they could catch Joe the Plumber cheating the system:

A state agency has revealed that its checks of computer systems for potential information on “Joe the Plumber” were more extensive than it first acknowledged.

Helen Jones-Kelley, director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services, disclosed today that computer inquiries on Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher were not restricted to a child-support system.

The agency also checked Wurzelbacher in its computer systems to determine whether he was receiving welfare assistance or owed unemployment compensation taxes, she wrote.

Jones-Kelley made the revelations in a letter to Ohio Senate President Bill M. Harris, R-Ashland, who demanded answers on why state officials checked out Wurzelbacher.

Harris called the multiple records checks “questionable” and said he awaits more answers. “It’s kind of like Big Brother is looking in your pocket,” he said.

The entire episode seems rather Orwellian.  Joe the Plumber has the temerity to ask a question of Barack Obama, only after Obama approached Joe.  For this crime of sudden notoriety — and because Obama gave an embarrassing answer that has plagued him for weeks — Jones-Kelley ran several checks to see whether she could have him arrested.  Jones-Kelley, it should be noted, has given the maximum donation to Obama for this election.

Big Brother is watching. Harris is right, and he’s not buying Jones-Kelley’s explanation even in the abstract.  Do JFS employees routinely flip through newspapers and watch television all day and then run the names of all Ohioans who appear?  If so, they must not have much time to get any other work done.

On the other hand, it sounds like a perfect job for a blogger — sit around all day reading the newspapers and watching TV, and then wasting the rest of the day running pointless searches through government systems just on the off chance of finding something sensational.

Where do I sign up?

The real message this sends Ohioans is one of intimidation.  Don’t ask questions of public officials, Jones-Kelley’s actions say, or else watch your reputation get shredded.  Be quiet.  Don’t rock the boat.  We know where you live, and we know what you’ve done.

This, apparently, is Hope and Change for Ohio.  Want to bet that’s a 57-state strategy as well?

3 in 1 Debate Déjà Vu

30 Oct

Wow, debate déjà vu! If you felt, like me, that the only real difference between the three debates was the name of the moderators and the shape of the chairs, then this video is for you. Enjoy.

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NH Rep. Hector Velez: I am crossing party lines to vote for John McCain

30 Oct

Many dems are rejecting Obama and choosing to vote conscience over party this election. Just take a look at democrat NH State Rep. Hector Velez. If he’s willing to go on the record a week before the election to support John McCain and reject Obama, you can bet many NH dems feel the same way too. Go PUMA!

via Union Leader:

WHILE BARACK OBAMA talks a good game about being able to unite this country, as a former Hillary Clinton supporter who has closely examined both his words and actions, I don’t see it that way at all. I and a growing number of my fellow Democratic elected officials in New Hampshire believe that it is actually John McCain who is best able to bring us together as a country and a people, will inspire a new American unity and patriotism and will push all of us to work together to solve our most pressing challenges at home and abroad.

Given the fact that I am making a difficult decision to cross party lines to support Sen. McCain, I thought it would be useful to explain why I am joining a growing number of Democrats (including three lifelong Democratic state representatives who have endorsed John McCain in just the last month) in this state who are uniting to elect John McCain as our next President. While Obama talks of putting partisan politics aside, the reality is that his record in the U.S. Senate shows he has voted with Democrats 97 percent of the time. He has never once taken on the Democratic Party on even a single issue.

John McCain, on the other hand, has never allowed partisan politics and Washington political scorekeeping to come before the greater good of what is necessary for this nation. I have seen him time after time rise above the political pettiness in Washington politics to get things done for this country to make it more safe, secure and prosperous. He has taken on people in his own party time and time again and has made many in the Republican Party leadership upset – which, I can tell you as a Democrat, first caught my attention and showed that will put country over partisanship.

As a former Hillary supporter, I certainly do not agree with John McCain on everything; but, what I most like most about John McCain is that he has proven continually that we can trust him to do what is right for our country.

Perhaps lifelong Democrat Joe Lieberman said it best when he endorsed Sen. McCain by saying, “We desperately need our next President to break through the reflexive partisanship that is poisoning our politics and stopping us from getting things done. We need a President who can reunite our country, restore faith in our government, and rebuild confidence in America’s future.”

As a Democratic legislator, I appreciate John McCain’s relentless efforts to find solutions that will reduce our dependence on foreign oil while increasing our energy security. He knows that we cannot stake our nation’s energy supply on the whims of authoritarian leaders in foreign countries like Saudi Arabia and Russia and we must develop alternative energy sources to achieve energy security and greatly reduce our reliance on imported oil. He has been in the forefront on this issue and climate change as well which not many Republicans can say.

John McCain has proven that he has the experience, the courage and the strength of character to be our commander-in-chief from day one. Barack Obama, for all of his lofty rhetoric, simply does not and that is probably why you have seen such a shift over the last few weeks in former Hillary Clinton supporters in New Hampshire and a lot of Democrats in general to McCain.

If you are like me, you don’t agree with John McCain on every single issue either, but you know you can always count on him to be honest with you about where he stands and you can rely on him to fight for what he believes is right for our country — regardless of pressure from politicians, party members, lobbyists or special interest groups. His quick and decisive response to the financial crisis where he suspended his campaign to address the issue in Washington is indicative of this.

We need a president who rises above partisan politics, is a proven leader and someone who can reunite our country, restore faith in our government and return America to prosperity.

John McCain is just that person and I would urge you to vote for him next week.

Hector Velez is a Democratic state representative from Manchester.

30 Oct