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This world is one big game of "Go"-- Black against White, Light against Darkness --and we all have a choice to make: Do we war FOR the Light?

...or against it?




A Necessary Distraction...

I have a skull-splitting headache over all this. My right eye is throbbing! I need an "insistent pill," about 15 hours of sleep, and some relaxing music... and a fresh pillowcase in the morning.

From the LP, McCartney II, here's Summer's Day Song, 1980


Here's my Migraine poem:


Rhythm of Pain

Despondency danced a bitter turn
Each step attuned to the rhythm of pain
And ague ~ Oh, what an insistent pill
A tyranny desirous of a last resort
Where pain is safely put to bed
Clubbed mercilessly and staining the sheet
One pill ~ One retreat and saving grace
And despondency cleansed and senseless in the surf


ELAshley
062006.063721.6
75 minutes of brain-cramping toil
...and a migraine in the wings


And speaking again of Wings, here's another selection from the McCartney archive... not written or sung by McCartney. Here's to hard economic times. Harry Reid? Nancy Pelosi? Pay close attention... this is not a silly love song.

"Deliver Your Children" by Denny Laine, from the LP London Town, 1977


There's a McCartney tune for everything that ails you...



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Sit Down, Keep Quiet, Do As You're Told

A disease is at work in America. It is and will surely destroy this nation. From where it originated I cannot say, or who it was that first introduced it to the body of this republic, but it is killing America. It is a malignancy that has crept slowly and unnoticed until its very size stabbed at the eyes of my intellect, now awake to the danger. I am certain I am not the only one to have noticed its black growth, but I am also certain that I have heard no one point it out.

Partisanship is killing America.

Partisan literally means organized into political parties. It is politics, therefore, and its varied philosophies, that is destroying America.

Who do the parties serve? America? No, they do not. THEY DO NOT. They serve their own agendas and philosophies and they campaign to attract as many sheep to their respective folds as they possibly can. The parties know that The People have the ultimate say. But the parties have, through the artifices of their political craft changed the meanings of words and concepts handed down to us by a hundreds of years old document that very few of The People genuinely understand. If they did, there would be a revolt the likes of which has not been seen since the French Revolution. But the parties are not stupid. They have created the greatest of distractions to blind the eyes and hearts of the American people. Politics... Partisan politics.

The parties have managed to stake out a private hegemony within the body of this nation. Because The People are largely ignorant of what the Constitution really says, because they are overwhelmingly ignorant of the vast bodies of legislation-- and their true ramifications --passed by the parties, because The People have been taught-- propagandized --into believing that THIS is way our nation's business is to be done... because of our party-sponsored education we see what the parties wish us to see. Media used to stand guard at the entrance to Washington, but no more. They have agendas of their own, and they can be bribed.

There is something to be said for information overload. Twenty years ago the only news anyone got was from the evening news and their local paper. There was only one cable news channel. Media wielded great power then, and though many say Media has lost much of its power because of the introduction and proliferation of New Media, don't you believe it! They are as powerful as ever. Where once the cancer was localized in small, benign and compact enclaves, it has since grown massive and spread its tentacles throughout the body that supports it; its pride, arrogance, and deception have proliferated throughout not just the body politic, but to every room graced by the presence of a PC. We stare into its eye and absorb the slow poison of philosophical indoctrination.

The presidential debate last night is a stunning example of just how doomed this country is. Who won the debate? How you answer that almost certainly depends on your political philosophy-- you cannot possibly convince me that more than three in ten people view the right or wrong of a political statement based on anything other than the political philosophy to which they have already thrown their support. This is not to say that a Democrat cannot see or admit something good about a Republican [Senator Obama beautifully illustrated this last night] but it is to say that in any one man's mind, Who won the debate? is largely decided by that one man's pre-aligned political bent.

Look at the "Bail Out" debate in Washington for example. Chris Dodd and Barney Frank, in no small measure, are culpable in the collapse of Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae, but they are now in the position of fixing the problem. A problem they helped create and refused to see until it was too late... until the markets began to crash around them. And the praetorian Media guards-- bought and paid for --refuse to draw back the shades and let the light shine on these and many other men who are both culpable, yet nonetheless at the heart of fixing the mess they created.

These men accepted money from Freddie and Fannie, but do they offer to give the money back? No. They want to take the money from The People to prop up their own failures. Who won the debate last night? The man who said it would be prudent to institute a spending freeze on non-essentials? Or the man who couldn't point to a single program that might have to wait because of the Bail Out? Who won the debate last night? The candidate who suggested a spending freeze, or the candidate who continued to outline billions of dollars in new spending-- and heavier taxes? Who won the debate last night? The Candidates or Media? Who won the debate last night? The campaigns or the talking heads?

Who won the debate last night?

The men with whom you had a pre-existing philosophical affinity. You have bought yet another lie. The lies the parties with whom you most closely align with have fed you. You're still playing the game they have laid, by the rules they have set.

When will you learn to think for yourself? You have a say every four years on election day, but you always seem to vote for more of the same... whatever brand of Same you're partial to.

This year will be no different, and the rancor and divide will grow harsher and deeper. The vitriol will burn brighter. Nothing will truly change but the name on the letterhead.


Updates:

One: Monday, September 29, 2008


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Palin Derangement Syndrome

Front. And. Center.



The Battle Plan II: Sarah "Evita" Palin,
the Muse of the Coming Police State

--Naomi Wolf, Huffington Post

Three Deranged Quotes:

What's the plan? It is this. McCain doesn't matter. Reputable dermatologists are discussing the fact that in simply actuarial terms, John McCain has a virulent and life-threatening form of skin cancer. It is the elephant in the room, but we must discuss the health of the candidates: doctors put survival rates for someone his age at two to four years. I believe the Rove-Cheney cabal is using Sarah Palin as a stalking horse, an Evita figure, to put a popular, populist face on the coming police state and be the talk show hostess for the end of elections as we know them. If McCain-Palin get in, this will be the last true American election."


Under the coming Palin-Rove police state, you will witness the plans now underway to bring Iraqi troops to patrol the streets of our nation. This is not McCain's fantasy: it is Rove's and Cheney's."


Scharansky divided nations into "fear societies" and "free societies." Make no mistake: Sarah "Evita" Palin is Rove and Cheney's cosmetic rebranding of their fascist push: she will help to establish a true and irreversible "fear society" in this once free once proud nation. For God's sake, do not let her; do not let them."


Sounds to me like Ms. Wolf lives in a "fear Society" already-- the one in her own diseased mind.

Here then is proof positive that Palin Derangement Syndrome really exists. And it's more virulent than Bush Derangement Syndrome. For Democrats, it seems, "Fear" is the only hand they know how to play.

"Yes, Virginia, there is a fear card. And the more you use it the crazier you become."

--Moi




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Change We Can Believe In

Jack-booted democratic hypocritical thugs...

Over at Betsy's Page: Shutting Down Opposition Voices

This is who Barack Obama is. This is who the Democrat Party is. The Party of New McCarthyism.

That's right, McCarthyism. Intimidation. The Democrat Party is the party of intimidation. Barack has given his brood new marching orders...

I need you to go out and talk to your friends and talk to your neighbors. I want you to talk to them whether they're independent or whether they are Republican, I want you to argue with them and get in their face."


'Get in their face'? Sounds like intimidation to me. Sounds like the tactics Chicago politics is famous for. Sounds like Barack is just another democratic thug. Worse than a thug-- a hustler.

[Obama] is nothing more than a Chicago thug street organizer in the mode of Saul Alinsky, and, by the way, Saul Alinsky's kid works for public television in Boston and wrote an op-ed congratulating Obama on executing Alinsky tactics to the T, said it was a great honor to his father.

--Rush, Sept. 18


The OpEd in Question? Son Sees Father's Handiwork in Convention

It's very short so here it is in full:

All the elements were present: the individual stories told by real people of their situations and hardships, the packed-to-the rafters crowd, the crowd's chanting of key phrases and names, the action on the spot of texting and phoning to show instant support and commitment to jump into the political battle, the rallying selections of music, the setting of the agenda by the power people. The Democratic National Convention had all the elements of the perfectly organized event, Saul Alinsky style.

Barack Obama's training in Chicago by the great community organizers is showing its effectiveness. It is an amazingly powerful format, and the method of my late father always works to get the message out and get the supporters on board. When executed meticulously and thoughtfully, it is a powerful strategy for initiating change and making it really happen. Obama learned his lesson well.

I am proud to see that my father's model for organizing is being applied successfully beyond local community organizing to affect the Democratic campaign in 2008. It is a fine tribute to Saul Alinsky as we approach his 100th birthday.

--L. David Alinsky


This is the change Barack want to bring America. He doesn't want to heal racial divides, he wants to widen them. He doesn't want the middle class to become prosperous, he wants to enslave them. He doesn't want to see America strong and independent, he wants to see her humbled before the rest of the world.

I don't know what Barack Obama believes in, but it's not America. Nor, I believe, is it God.


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Change Has Been Tried... We're Feeling it Now

George Bush has been in office for seven and a half years. The first six years, the economy was fine.

A little over one year ago:
  1. Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high;
  2. Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon;
  3. The unemployment rate was 4.5%;
  4. The DOW JONES hit a record high--14,000 +
  5. American's were buying new cars, taking cruises, vacations o'seas, living large!...
But American's wanted "CHANGE"! So, in 2006 they voted in a Democratic Congress, and yep, we got "CHANGE" all right!
  1. Consumer confidence has plummeted
  2. Gasoline jumped to over $4 a gallon!
  3. Unemployment is over 5% (a 10% increase)
  4. Americans have seen their home equity drop by $12 TRILLION DOLLARS, & prices are still dropping
  5. 1% of American homes are in foreclosure
  6. THE DOW dropped to another low-- 11,300 --$2.5 TRILLION DOLLARS HAS EVAPORATED FROM STOCKS, BONDS & MUTUAL FUNDS INVESTMENT PORTFOLIOS!
YEP, IN 2006 AMERICA VOTED FOR CHANGE!

...AND WE SURE GOT IT!!!

Change that didn't work!!

In the late 1950s, most Cubans thought Cuba needed a change, and they were right. So when a young leader came along, every Cuban was at least receptive.

When the young leader spoke eloquently and passionately and denounced the old system, the press fell in love with him. They never questioned who his friends were or what he really believed in. When he said he would help the farmers and the poor and bring free medical care and education to all, everyone followed. When he said he would bring justice and equality to all, everyone said, 'Praise the Lord.'

And when the young leader said, 'I will be for change and I'll bring you change,' everyone yelled, 'Viva Fidel!'

But nobody asked about the change, so by the time the executioner's guns went silent, the people's guns had been taken away. By the time everyone was equal, they were equally poor, hungry, and oppressed. By the time everyone received their free education, it was worth nothing. By the time the press noticed, it was too late, because they were now working for him. By the time the change was finally implemented, Cuba had been knocked down a couple of notches to Third-World status. By the time the change was over, more than a million people had taken to boats, rafts, and inner tubes.

Luckily, in America we would never fall for a young leader who promised change without first asking, what change? How will you carry out this change? What will this change cost America?

Would we?

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I heard this on the radio this evening. Went looking for it, but couldn't find an author. I like the way he/she thinks nonetheless.


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Israel's New Prime Minister


Say Hello to Prime Minister Tzipi Livni... a woman.
Will she be another Golda Meir? Time will tell. But for now, it looks like a woman has bested the "good ole boy" system in Israel.

There'll be another such woman come November. I'm looking forward to the sound of "Vice President Sarah Palin" ringing across the Mall when she's sworn in come January.



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Sarah Hacked! ?

Keep it up, please. Every attack on Sarah, whether from Barack or not, HURTS Barack. The Leftist Kook-Fringe is losing this election for Barack Obama.



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Looks Like a Landslide! ...This Week

Former Clintonista Dick Morris maps out the Electoral College

There's still six weeks to go, but the election is looking good for McCain/Palin.



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Out of Nowhere

I saw on the shelf at Wal Mart a DVD I'd been looking for for years, but always the same thing... "this title is not current available"

The packaging was damaged, but the best I could tell the product itself was not. So I forked out the $35 to walk it out the door.

Though this has been almost two weeks ago, I am enjoying what little amount of time I can put into this 25 hour epic... an hour here, 20 minutes there. It's good to see my old friends once more.

Pasquinel, and Alexander McKeag. Clay Basket and Lame Beaver. Jake and Mike Pasquinel, Levi Zendt and Captain Mercy... I'm enjoying James A. Michener's Centennial.

Loving it, in fact.



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Obama: Risking American Lives for Personal Aggrandizement

this from the New York Post:

Obama Tried To Stall GIs' Iraq Withdrawal
--by Amir Taheri

According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July.
All his promises of getting the troops out of Iraq as quickly as possible, yet while in the midst of his whirlwind tour of the middle east he secretly wants the troops to remain. Why?

To claim credit for the draw down of troops in Iraq. No other explanation makes sense, in light of his refusal to meet with injured US Troops in Germany while playing Messiah to a crowd of Germans who cannot vote.

Way to go, B.O. Way to go.



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From the Atlanta Journal Constitution...

that bastion of Liberal think-speak, a surprising breath of fresh air...

Panic sets in for Obama, Democrats

--Jim Wooten

Barack Obama knows it. The election he had in the bag is slipping away.

[...]

"Democrats know something, and desperation is setting in. They have a novice campaigner who wanders off message. With every advantage in the primaries, Obama couldn’t win the big states — New York, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania — against Hillary Clinton, even when he got to define the rules for running against him. She could never risk alienating the base she’ll need in 2012; John McCain and Sarah Palin have no such constraints — hence the panic."


The Left however will never see the panic... or ever admit it. After all, to admit as much would be disastrous. It's like the man whose hair is on fire exclaiming,

SMOKE? WHAT SMOKE? I DON'T SMELL SMOKE!"

All the while running for the nearest source of water.



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Could This Really Be True??? UPDATED

Charlie Gibson with Sarah Palin: The REAL interview.

To my mind this destroys ABC's credibility-- not that they had much to begin with, for to edit Sarah's responses prior to air is deceitful in the extreme. The way they edited her answers to Gibson's questions changes the meaning of her responses in the ears of those who watched the interview.

There is no denying it. Media has ceased to be objective... This merely nails it's coffin shut.

h/t Ms. Green for the email.

Here's the REAL interview courtesy of Mark Levin


New Definition:

Media-- (n) 1. Pimp to its own agenda; 2. Manipulative whore; 3. Liar


Update 1:
Little Green Footballs, has a write-up on this media scandal and points to criticism of ABC by UPI.

ABC's Gibson grilled Palin hard, but it may backfire

It remains to be seen if Gibson's perceived arrogance and condescension will give Palin another boost. It certainly didn't help the Democrats that ABC's chief political correspondent, Stephanopoulos, who had rushed to Obama's aid only four days before, was wheeled on to discuss her interview with Gibson as soon as it was concluded.

Liberal Democrats predictably will cite the interview as evidence that Palin is not prepared for the vice presidency. Republicans will equally predictably cite it as evidence that she is. How centrist voters will react to it remains to be seen. One thing is clear: This isn't a transformational election on either side. Whoever wins, the ugly old cultural and political divisions in America remain -- and they are deeper than ever.


Shameful. ABC is toast in terms of credibility. And Obama? He can't even heal divisions in America, let alone the planet.


Update 2:
Say Anything Blog has this to offer:

Compare And Contrast: Gibson’s Questions Of Obama vs. Gibson’s Questions Of Palin

Update 3:

An incognito Hollywood director offers evidence that ABC, in addition to deceitfully editing the Palin interview, also used camera trickery to minimize the Republican vice-presidential candidate.

From HollywoodTrenches Blog:

Charlie Gibson and ABC News Camera Trickery



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Challenge: Finding Fault in Men We Support

Here's a thought... I am voting for McCain because, to my mind, the alternative would be disastrous for this nation. Obama is weak and cannot be trusted with the defense of this nation or its citizens-- there are numerous traits and philosophies I find abhorrent about Barack Obama.

Everyone who knows me knows I'm voting McCain. But everyone who knows me knows also that McCain is not my first choice. There are a few things that make McCain, to my mind, an imperfect candidate-- his assault and abridgment of our first amendment right to free speech, in McCain-Feingold, not least among them. But he does, NOW, present the best option for this nation's future.

Case in point, the Rasmussen poll of September 5th, 2008:

From:


Supreme Court Update
60% of Voters Say Supreme Court Should Base Rulings on Constitution

While 82% of voters who support McCain believe the justices should rule on what is in the Constitution, just 29% of Barack Obama’s supporters agree. Just 11% of McCain supporters say judges should rule based on the judge’s sense of fairness, while nearly half (49%) of Obama supporters agree."


This is MOST troubling. Our Constitution is the bedrock of our entire nation, and 49% of Obama supporters believe judges should rule on their sense of fairness. A sense, I might point out, that is a uniquely individual trait-- everyone sees things differently. Where was that "sense of fairness" when the Supreme Court raped personal property rights with Kelo v. New London?

The next president of the United States will very likely have the extraordinary opportunity of reshaping the Supreme Court for a generation or more. The need for such a reshaping is obvious in Roe v. Wade, in which the Court by a vote of 7 - 2 usurped the authority of the state. Had the Supreme Court bowed out of this case abortion would still be legal... should Roe be overturned abortion will still be legal (and in more than just a handful of states).

My point is this, these seven judges found a right to an abortion in the Constitution of the United States of America where none had previously existed. AND SINCE, the court has continued in its course-- along with Congress --in ignoring its enumerated powers and taking for itself rights our Constitution did not give them.

In this election, we have an opportunity to elect someone who will appoint strict constructionist judges to the Supreme Court, or.... OR we can elect someone who can't even take a stand one way or the other-- "Present!" --on issues of life. So, while I do find fault in McCain, he is exceedingly more preferable to the philosophically deviant and moral milquetoast that is, to my mind, Barack Obama.

Here's the challenge, then, in this post.

I have offered a pretty good darn reason to be disappointed in the man I support for President of the United States of America. Who is your candidate, and what about him disappoints you?



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Biden Questions Obama's Judgment



As do we all... As do we all.

Has Obama hoisted himself by his own petard?


Serious questions here:
Is there any way Obama can dump Biden and still win in November? And how would he do it and come across to the voting public as a strong capable leader?


Pearl of Wisdom:

You can put a suit on a community organizer, but you can't make him act presidential."

--Rush




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"Let The Little Children Suffer"




Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed to destruction."

--Proverbs 31:8


This man who wants to be President of the United States would allow survivors of botched abortions to die when they could have been given life support. That is cold and heartless, isn’t it? I ask Christians, is that the attitude that God is pleased with? Can God smile on that?"

--Robert Oliver, writer, photographer, and a radio commentator in Southern California


Bob Parks posted an article by Robert Oliver this morning entitled, Why I Cannot Vote For Barack Obama. In this article Mr. Oliver asks some pointed questions not just to the African-American community, but to Christians. It should be noted [for those of you who might see racism in this article] that both Bob Parks and Robert Oliver are members of the African-American community.

Many Blacks will vote for Obama simply because he is Black. They want to see a Black man in the White House which is fine and good. But what kind of Black man do we want there? Is it the color of the skin or the content of character that is more important? Did we really believe what Martin Luther King, Jr. said or did we not? Let’s be real. To Christians I ask is having a Black man in the White House more important than the lives of babies, including Black babies? Is having a Black man in the White House more important than moral principles based on God’s Word? What is more important to you: Black Pride or God’s Word? Which one would God want you to choose? (See Proverbs 31:8 again or remember Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill.”) You know this world is under the influence of two entities: God and the Devil. If you choose Black Pride and reject God’s Word, who have you really chosen by default? When Black Pride directly opposes God’s Word, which one do you feel will win over the other? And rejecting God’s Word is pure hell for Black folks, isn’t it?


Mr. Parks didn't have anything to add to this outstanding opinion piece. Neither do I-- everyone who reads this blog already knows where I stand.

Here's two outstanding questions toward the end of Oliver's piece:



Good questions, both.



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Worry Plagues Obama's Clamour for the Big Chair

[This post originated as a comment on Impressive Speeches This Evening]


The Left has touted the hubris of Bush and Cheney for years now. Yet they can't see it in themselves. MSNBC was forced to see it, and kick Matthews and Olbermann to the election-coverage curb.

Obama himself has demonstrated great hubris: 143 days in office before deciding he had enough experience to be President of the United States? --I could go on, but why bother? The thing is, Media has propped up this empty suit called Barack Hussein Obama to the extent that no scrutiny was given to his past-- he was not properly vetted --and the Left bought him hook, line and sinker. There's just one problem, however: the duped masses were expecting a bob-cork and instead got the sinker.

The Obama campaign made a very serious mistake in its initial criticism of McCain's VP choice. And there has been blow-back. Lot's of it. The Left's sychophantic minions cooked up one faux scandal after another, and nothing has stuck. The Obama campaign website allowed one such "scandal" to grace its official site-- do they not have their own fact checkers? The latest, discussed at the aforementioned post of mine, is the "supposed" banning of books by then Mayor of Wasilla, AK, Sarah Palin. No amount of argument could change Dan's mind. What follows is not likely to change that.

Here's an article from Newsweek-- hardly a bastion of conservative thought:
[Newsweek, by the way, got this article from FactCheck.org]

Sliming Palin

The salient parts, i.e., book banning, are as follows:

[Palin] did not demand that books be banned from the Wasilla library. Some of the books on a widely circulated list were not even in print at the time. The librarian has said Palin asked a "What if?" question, but the librarian continued in her job through most of Palin's first term.

[...]

Palin never asked that books be banned; no books were actually banned; and many of the books on the list that Palin supposedly wanted to censor weren't even in print at the time, proving that the list is a fabrication.

[...]

So what about that list of books targeted for banning, which according to one widely e-mailed version was taken "from the official minutes of the Wasilla Library Board"? If it was, the library board should take up fortune telling. The list includes the first four Harry Potter books, none of which had been published at the time of the Palin-Emmons conversations. The first wasn't published until 1998. In fact, the list is a simple cut-and-paste job, snatched (complete with typos and the occasional incorrect title) from the Florida Institute of Technology library Web page, which presents the list as "Books banned at one time or another in the United States."


Whether or not Newsweek buys FactCheck.org's analysis of the bogus Palin 'book-banning' imbroglio isn't important. What IS important is the fact that they bothered to post it at all.

Dan will likely insist that Sarah answer the allegation anyway. But turnabout being fairplay, why should she answer obvious Democratic smears when Obama won't even address the very real questions about his associations with domestic terrorist Bill Ayers, among others?

Dan doesn't see it. ER doesn't see it. But many others on the Left DO see it.... Barack has serious issues that are hurting his chances in November. Many on the left are scared of McCain's choice of Veep.

Kirsten Powers, Democrat Stategist:
How Obama Blew It

Jonathan Martin at Politico reports on the Hillary Supporters who are cautioning the Dems on their blatant sexism against Sarah Palin:
Hillary backers come to defense of Palin

And finally, from the Asia Times:
How Obama Lost the Election

Simple truth is, plenty of people on the Left are very worried about the man they knew nothing about, yet nominated nonetheless. Dan, that ever-brimming cup of optimism isn't worried. ER, the king of terse braggadocio isn't worried either. Good for them-- a McCain win in November will likely shut them both up for... a minute or two? ...before they begin trashing President McCain, and calling for impeachment proceedings for War Crimes or some other such nonsense.

No Dan and ER aren't worried, but plenty of others are.

Obama and Biden both are more than mere gaffe-machines, but Obama demonstrated and highlighted his lack of experience by choosing Biden.

On November 4th we'll see how it all pans out. But for now, Obama is hurting.

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A final parting shot:
Why They Hate Her

The most important thing to know about the left today is that it is centered on social issues. At root, it always has been, ever since the movement took form and received its name in the revolutionary Paris of the 1790s. In order to drive toward a vision of true human liberation, all the institutions and moral codes we associate with civilization had to be torn down. The institutions targeted in revolutionary France included the monarchy and the nobility..."


..which resulted in the era of the guillotine. Is that where the deranged Democratic Left desires to take us? Political digital beheadings? Digital LYNCHINGS?

The putrid reek of hypocrisy is almost too much to bear...



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Like Pigs Shot From Catapults... One Messy Gaffe

...this'll hurt.



It doesn't matter whether he's really Muslim or not. It doesn't matter that he simply misspoke. This will be used against him; and he, his campaign, and all his supporters will insist that the Right is only interesting in smearing him, a committed "Christian," yet again. Just as it doesn't matter how much the Right complains about all the lies and innuendos leveled by the Left upon Governor Palin. I know, I know, the right is hate-filled, racist, and intolerant; they cling [pathetically] to their guns and religion....

Do I believe Obama is Muslim? No. Do I believe he's a Christian? No Comment.

Thank you, Barack Hussein Obama, for giving us something more to talk about. Yes, ignorance will fly like pigs from catapults, and the aftermath-- like pigs shot from catapults --will be messy. But you only have yourself to blame on this one. It came out of YOUR mouth. And, unfortunately, there'll be plenty of folk on the right who will jump on this like there's no tomorrow giving YOU something to talk about beside your shady associations... REAL issues that speak to your character and personal philosophy.


..::SIDE NOTE::..

McCain get's huge bounce. Leads Obama in polls. And has nothing to do with this current gaffe. Perhaps it has somewhat to do with the incredible lies and innuendos leveled by the Left against Mrs. Palin.



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Speaking to Patriotism: Both Individual and Corporate

The Recycled Flags of the DNCC

Does this tale speak at all to the patriotism of conventioneers or the DNC? Or is it merely the picture of a lapse in judgment?

Personally, I'm going with 'lapse in judgment.' But, for the life of me, I can't understand why conventioneers wouldn't take their flags home as souvenirs.

The Obama camps' story was both unnecessary and, by all appearances, a fabrication. As I said, 'Unnecessary'... what conventioneers do with what's given them is not the responsibility of the Obama camp, or the DNC. But it still makes for good attack-fodder for the McCain camp.

In my estimation the Obama camp made a mistake by releasing a statement that sought to mitigate their responsibility by accusing the McCain camp of theft of property. All they should have said was... assuming they should have said anything at all... is that they are not responsible for what their delegates deem to be trash; that neither Obama nor his staff condone what was done or excuse it. You can bet the DNC will be more careful in the future.

This is not a huge scandal... more like an embarrassing inconvenience for the Obama campaign. Especially since they took ownership of the situation by crafting a coverup for it.

So. Does this incident speak to the patriotism of individual conventioneers? It doesn't speak to Obama's, but what about the delegates and the DNC?



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"Selfish"

Awake, Brother!
And sing of Eternity
     Sing for us the songs of Heaven!
Give comfort to our grief
Give us joy for sorrow
Draw back the curtain and awake!

Awake, Dear Brother!
Sing to us of life everlasting
     Sing for us the majesty of God
Let your joy ease our tears
Lift your voice and sing of Christ!
Draw back the curtain and awake!

For that opaque veil
     That dark threshold~
Which confounds our eyes
Breaks our hearts
Feeds our fears
Has heretofore been our enemy
Death, where is thy sting?
It is here~
     In our hearts
     In our eyes

Blessed, He said
Them that believe having not seen~
And yet would I be comforted
Would you but waken
For what lies before us now
Is but an empty vessel whose spirit has fled
Beyond that muslin opaque

Awake, we pray thee, Dear Brother
Rise up to greet us at the river's edge
Welcome us home when home we come
With songs of our Lord ~ Praise on thy lips
Life in thy eyes
Eternity in thy flesh
Awakened to joy unspeakable
And full of glory


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posted by ELAshley @ 11:59 PM, , links to this post





McCain: The Speech of His Life

He outdid himself. He outdid Obama. Biden. Palin. Giuliani. Huckabee. Romney. Everybody. Elements of his speech were a bit troubling ideologically, but nothing he said was objectionable. Everything he said was admirable. He tore the roof off the sucker.

He said everything Obama failed to say. And that is why Obama will not get my vote.



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posted by ELAshley @ 11:31 PM, , links to this post





Impressive Speeches This Evening.

The Palin Speech did everything it needed to do, but Rudy Giulliani ripped Obama several new ones.

[McCain] had earned a life of peace and quiet, but he was called to public service again, running for Congress and then the Senate as a proud foot-soldier in the Reagan Revolution. His principled independence never wavered. He stood up to special interests, fought for fiscal discipline, ethics reform and a strong national defense.

"That's one man.

"On the other hand, you have a resume from a gifted man with an Ivy League education. He worked as a community organizer, and immersed himself in Chicago machine politics. Then he ran for the state legislature - where nearly 130 times he was unable to make a decision yes or no. He simply voted "present."

"As Mayor of New York City, I never got a chance to vote "present." And you know, when you're President of the United States, you can't just vote "present." You must make decisions.

"A few years later, he ran for the U.S. Senate. He won and has spent most of his time as a "celebrity senator." No leadership or major legislation to speak of. His rise is remarkable in its own right - it's the kind of thing that could happen only in America. But he's never run a city, never run a state, never run a business.

"He's never had to lead people in crisis.

"This is not a personal attack....it's a statement of fact - Barack Obama has never led anything.

"Nothing. Nada.

"The choice in this election comes down to substance over style. John has been tested. Barack Obama has not.

"Tough times require strong leadership, and this is no time for on the job training.

"It's about who can answer that crisis call - yes, Hillary, at 3:00 in the morning.

"Well, no one can look at John McCain and say that he is not ready to be Commander in Chief."


Governor Palin nonetheless hit a homerun. Even Bob Schieffer of CBS and Katie Couric agreed.

Personally, I'm looking forward to the Vice Presidential Debate.

Biden's toast.



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posted by ELAshley @ 11:16 PM, , links to this post





Our Brother J.C. Watson...

...Went home to be with the LORD this evening at 6:30 pm. He was suffering from fourth-stage colon cancer that had spread to his bones, kidneys, and only the LORD knows where else. His body was further weakened by pneumonia and that's where his earthly journey ended.

Please pray for our sister Jackie and the extended Watson clan. While it is blessedly true that to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD, it is still a difficult thing for those left behind to lose a loved one, especially one as larger-than-life as J.C. And though Jackie put on a brave face at the hospital, I know her bravery was a very thin veil.

When you meet him in Glory you'll know why he was so greatly missed here.




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posted by ELAshley @ 11:06 PM, , links to this post





A Wright Ugly American




This ordinary boy [Obama] just might be the first president in the history of the United States to have a black woman sleeping at 1600 Pennsylvania legally."


Racism. Alive and well in the heart of Obama's spiritual mentor.



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"No Bounce, No Play"

...Thank-you Stephen King for that timely play on words.


What happened to BHO's convention bounce?!! Good grief, it's non-existent!

The latest Zogby Nationwide Poll results are in. And it doesn't look good for the B Boys.



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posted by ELAshley @ 12:00 PM, , links to this post