Sunday, November 30, 2008

The hostages at Mumbai were tortured

This just shows you what a bunch of sick animals these Islamic terrorists are.

Asked specifically if he was talking of torture marks, he said: "It was apparent that most of the dead were tortured. What shocked me were the telltale signs showing clearly how the hostages were executed in cold blood," one doctor said.

The other doctor, who had also conducted the post-mortem of the victims, said: "Of all the bodies, the Israeli victims bore the maximum torture marks. It was clear that they were killed on the 26th itself. It was obvious that they were tied up and tortured before they were killed. It was so bad that I do not want to go over the details even in my head again," he said.

Corroborating the doctors' claims about torture was the information that the Intelligence Bureau had about the terror plan. "During his interrogation, Ajmal Kamal said they were specifically asked to target the foreigners, especially the Israelis," an IB source said. Link here.

Johnny Jihad wants a pardon

Do you remember this lunatic? He was captured fighting with the Taliban in Afghanistan.

WASHINGTON (AP) _ Some high-profile convicts past and present are among more than 2,000 people asking President George W. Bush to pardon them or commute their prison sentences before he leaves office.

Junk-bond king Michael Milken, media mogul Conrad Black and American-born Taliban soldier John Walker Lindh have applied to the Justice Department seeking official forgiveness. Link here.

This moron is lucky we did not execute him for treason. My guess is "pigs will fly" before President Bush pardons him. Perhaps Barack Hussein Obama will before he leaves office.

Hillary to get State job, Bill to take one for the Team

Reports are Hillary Clinton will get the nomination for secretary of State Monday from Obama. Why she would want to give up her independence, I do not understand. This will make it almost impossible to run against Obama in 1012; even if he is unpopular.

President-elect Barack Obama planned to nominate Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton as his secretary of state on Monday, transforming a once-bitter political rivalry into a high-level strategic and diplomatic partnership.

Obama will name the New York senator to his national security team at a news conference in Chicago, Democratic officials said Saturday. They requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly for the transition team.

To clear the way for his wife to take the job, former President Bill Clinton agreed to disclose the names of every contributor to his foundation. He’ll also refuse donations from foreign governments to the Clinton Global Initiative, his annual charitable conference, and will cease holding C.G.I. meetings overseas.

Bill Clinton’s business deals and global charitable endeavors were expected to create problems for the former first lady’s nomination. But in negotiations with the Obama transition team, the former president agreed to several measures designed to bring transparency to his post-presidential work. Read more here.

Since it appears Hillary is giving up all her presentational aspirations, Bill is willing to air the Clinton dirty laundry to get her on the Obama team as Secretary of State. This could be juicy. Stay tuned.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

The siege at Mumbai is over

This terrorist attack took sixty hours to end and cost the lives of over 190 innocent civilians.
MUMBAI, India (AP) - Indian commandos killed the last remaining gunmen holed up at a luxury Mumbai hotel Saturday, ending a 60-hour rampage through India's financial capital by suspected Islamic militants that left more than 150 people dead and rocked the nation.

Orange flames and black smoke engulfed the landmark 400-room Taj Mahal hotel after dawn Saturday as Indian forces ended the siege in a hail of gunfire, just hours after elite commandos stormed a Jewish center and found six hostages dead.

More than 150 people were killed and several hundred wounded in the violence that started when more than a dozen assailants attacked 10 sites across Mumbai Wednesday night. Fifteen foreigners were among the dead.

"The Taj operation is over. The last two terrorists holed up there have been killed," Mumbai Police Chief Hasan Ghafoor told The Associated Press. J.K. Dutt, director general of India's elite National Security Guard commando unit, told reporters outside the hotel that his forces would continue to search and clear the hotel. Link here.

I shudder to imagine this happening in the downtown area of one of our largest cities. How would Obama(a man who has never fired a gun) respond? Would he treat it as a criminal act and try to apprehend the killers. Then, their lawyers could get them off on a technicality. Would he treat them as enemy combatants and let them rot in Guantanamo until we could arrange their execution? You know the answer and it should make you angry.

Here are some pictures.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Wal-Mart worker trampled to death on Black Friday

When commercialism has degenerated to people getting trampled to death over sale prices, we need to rethink our values.

A Wal-Mart worker died after being trampled when hundreds of shoppers smashed through the doors of a Long Island store Friday morning, police and witnesses said.

The 34-year-old worker, employed as an overnight stock clerk, tried to hold back the unruly crowds just after the Valley Stream store opened at 5 a.m.

Witnesses said the surging throngs of shoppers knocked the man down. He fell and was stepped on. As he gasped for air, shoppers ran over and around him.

Do we really need consumer goods this bad?

Link here.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

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The Real Story Behind Thanksgiving

Via Freedom Keys:

The Real Story Behind Thanksgiving

Did you know that the first [Plymouth Colony Pilgrim's] Thanksgiving was a celebration of the triumph of private property and individual initiative?

William Bradford was the governor of the original Pilgrim colony, founded at Plymouth in 1621. The colony was first organized on a communal basis, as their financiers required. Land was owned in common. The Pilgrims farmed communally, too, following the "from each according to his abilities, to each according to his needs" precept.

The results were disastrous. Communism didn't work any better 400 years ago than it does today. By 1623, the colony had suffered serious losses. Starvation was imminent.

Bradford realized that the communal system encouraged and rewarded waste and laziness and inefficiency, and destroyed individual initiative. Desperate, he abolished it. He distributed private plots of land among the surviving Pilgrims, encouraging them to plant early and farm as individuals, not collectively.

The results: a bountiful early harvest that saved the colonies. After the harvest, the Pilgrims celebrated with a day of Thanksgiving -- on August 9th.

Unfortunately, William Bradford's diaries -- in which he recorded the failure of the collectivist system and the triumph of private enterprise -- were lost for many years. When Thanksgiving was later made a national holiday, the present November date was chosen. And the lesson the Pilgrims so painfully learned was, alas, not made a part of the holiday.

Happily, Bradford's diaries were later rediscovered. They're available today in paperback. They tell the real story of Thanksgiving -- how private property and individual initiative saved the Pilgrims.

This Thanksgiving season, one of the many things I'm thankful for is our free market system (imperfectly realized as it is). And I'm also grateful that there are increasing numbers of Americans who are learning the importance of free markets, and who are working to replace government coercion with marketplace cooperation here in America and around the world.

Paul Schmidt

PS: A special thanks to long-time Advocate volunteer Cris Everett, who told us about this neglected bit of history several years ago, and who celebrates Thanksgiving on -- you guessed it -- August 9th.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

America needs a civics lesson

2008 The Age of Arrogant Ignorance

November 25, 2008
By JB Williams
©2008 USA
In the months leading up to the 2008 election, as it became painfully clear that America was preparing to elect the most unqualified Commander-in-Chief ever to seek the Oval Office, I jokingly pondered how many current members of congress could pass a basic civics test.

Then 52% of Americans cast their ballot for a man who has done absolutely nothing to qualify himself for the highest office in the land and America's mass ignorance was coming into focus.

Two weeks after the election, we now have more valuable insight into the intelligence of the average American and it seems to confirm the world wide notion that Americans are the dumbest people on the planet.

As Seattle guest columnist Deroy Murdock explains, "Thus, Americans slouch into the 21st century -- a free and confident people blissfully unaware of how we got here or how we shall continue our 232-year-old tradition of limited self-government."

How Ignorant Are We?

In Murdock's column "Americans in need of civics lesson," it's clear that the average American is no longer qualified to self-govern. As our nation's most prolific founder put it, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be." Thomas Jefferson

Yet a recent study conducted by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute shows that Americans have forgotten how we got here and what it takes to remain.

* 71 percent of Americans flunked a 33-question civic-literacy survey. The average score was just 49 of 100 -- a solid F. While just 2.6 percent scored B's on this quiz, only 0.8 percent earned A's.
* Just 49 percent of Americans were able to identify the legislature, executive and judiciary as our three branches of government....

Released at Washington's National Press Club, "Our Fading Heritage: Americans Fail a Basic Test on Their History and Institutions" is available online at

Read more here.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Obama's lame jobs proposal

Missing The Story On 2.5 Million Jobs

By INVESTOR'S BUSINESS DAILY | Posted Monday, November 24, 2008 4:20 PM PT

Stimulus: Media are fawning over Obama's plan to create 2.5 million jobs in two years. But as usual on Democratic proposals, they aren't doing their homework. By historical standards, Obama's goal is quite modest.

The president-elect has directed his economic team "to come up with an Economic Recovery Plan that will mean 2.5 million more jobs by January of 2011." And right on cue, the media have described the plan in glowing terms.

The Washington Post called the goal "more expansive than anything proposed so far." Reuters described it as "bold" and "aggressive," and NPR called it "an ambitious economic stimulus package." "Obama pumps up his economic stimulus proposal" was the headline over the Los Angeles Times story.

Obama hasn't released any details about the plan, other than to say it will be "a two-year, nationwide effort to jump-start job creation in America," and that it will be "big enough to meet the challenges we face."

Such promises are easy for politicians to make because a growing economy creates enormous numbers of new jobs, no matter who sits in the White House.

Since Eisenhower's first term, the economy has created an average of 1.5 million new jobs each year. Since Reagan's first term, the average has been about 2.5 million a year. And Reagan, who inherited an economy as bad if not worse than the current one, saw 6.3 million new jobs created four years after he entered the White House.

If Obama just manages to hit the post-World War II average, there would be 3 million more jobs by 2011.

What's more, Obama's promise doesn't keep pace with projected growth in the labor force. The BLS projects that roughly 2.6 million new workers will enter the labor pool over the next two years.

If that's the case, Obama's plan would leave the unemployment rate slightly higher in 2011 than it is now. Moreover, Obama's stimulus plan could eventually total $700 billion, the Washington Post reports. So, as former Council of Economic Advisers chief Gregory Mankiw notes, each job Obama "creates" will cost $280,000.

Full editorial here.

Another bailout that could cost billions

U.S. to Back Citigroup's Troubled Assets

Adam Samson and Joanna Ossinger

The federal government on Sunday night said it would throw its weight toward stabilization of troubled financial-services giant Citigroup Inc. (C) by moving to guarantee $306 billion in troubled assets on the bank's books, according to a joint statement issued by the Federal Reserve, Treasury Department and Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.

The deal involves Treasury injecting an additional $20 billion in capital into Citigroup. Treasury will charge an 8% interest rate for the first few years, which is higher than the rate charged to other banks participating in the Troubled Asset Relief Program. Citi had already received $25 billion in aid from TARP.

Citi will also issue $7 billion in preferred stock with an 8% dividend that will be split between the Treasury and the FDIC. If those dividends aren’t paid in full for six dividend periods – whether consecutive or not – the Preferred shareholders will have the right to elect two directors. That right ends when a certain amount of the dividends are paid up.

Among other measures, the new agreement limits common-stock dividends of more than one cent a share for the next three years without the permission of the Treasury, FDIC and Fed.

“A factor taken into account for consideration of the [government’s] consent is the ability to complete a common stock offering of appropriate size,” the release said.

The government also agreed to backstop a $306 billion pool of Citi's assets, which is meant to provide Citigroup with "protection against the possibility of unusually large losses." Assets will remain on Citi's books, the Fed said, but will be appropriately "ring-fenced."
Read more here.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

OMG: The greatist speeding ticket "fail" ever

Speeding Ticket Fail

Hillary gets even

The first sign of friction in the Obama camp as Mrs Clinton demands - and gets - a purge of her critics before accepting Secretary of State role
By Leonard Doyle in Washington
Sunday, 23 November 2008

Before Hillary Clinton has been formally offered the job as Secretary of State, a purge of Barack Obama's top foreign policy team has begun....

Read more here.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Apache Takes Out Insurgents With Hellfires

Why Japanese auto companies are winning

GM and Japanese style on auto

Subject: An example of American management expertise.

It's nice when they use an analogy to show what's really going on - then we can understand it better. This should be sent to GM !!!
Toyota and GM decided to have a canoe race on the Missouri River.

Both teams practiced long and hard to reach their peak performance before the race.

BUT on the big day, the Japanese won by a mile.

The Americans, tired and depressed, decided to investigate the reason for the crushing defeat. A management team made up of senior management was formed to investigate and recommend appropriate action.

Their conclusion was the Japanese had 8 people rowing and 1 person steering, while the American team had 8 people steering and 1 person rowing. So American management hired a consulting company referred to them by the US Government and paid them a large amount of money for a second opinion.

The consultants advised that too many people were steering the boat, while not enough people were rowing. To prevent another loss to the Japanese, the rowing team's management structure was totally reorganized into 3 steering supervisors, 1 area steering superintendents, 1 publicity manager, 1 HR diversity coordinator, 1 union rep, and a rower.

They also implemented a new performance system that would give the 1 person rowing the boat greater incentive to work harder. It was called the "Rowing Team Quality First Program", with a lunch and a free company pen for the rower. There was discussion of getting new paddles, canoes, and other equipment, extra vacation days for practices and performance-tied bonuses but that decision was held up in committee.

BUT the next year the Japanese won by two miles.

Humiliated, the American management laid off the rower for poor performance, halted development of a new canoe, sold the paddles, and canceled all capital investments for new equipment.

The money from all sales and all fore casted moneys saved from further competition was distributed to the Senior Executives as bonuses and the next year's racing team was out-sourced to India.

Public school is good enough for your children, but not good enough for Barack Obama's daughters

Obamas choose private school for daughters

WASHINGTON, Nov. 21 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President-elect Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have chosen a private school in northwestern Washington, D.C., for their two daughters on Friday, where former President Bill Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, has studied.

"A number of great schools were considered. In the end, the Obamas selected the school that was the best fit for what their daughters need right now," said Katie McCormick Lelyveld, a spokeswoman for Michelle Obama.

Obama's daughters, Malia, 10, and Sasha, 7, would move to the capital with their parents from Chicago, Illinois, after his father is sworn in as the next president on Jan. 20.

The two girls "bring with them a number of security and privacy concerns that come with being part of the new first family -- and the school they've selected is positioned to appropriately accommodate that," said Lelyveld.

The Sidwell Friends School is chosen to take in Malia in the fifth grade and Sasha in the second grade, but the two would attend schools at different locations.

Lelyveld also said that the Obamas had taken public schools into consideration, but they still felt that a private school was in the best interest of their children.

Link here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Inspector general: Joe The Plumber’s records improperly plundered

TOLEDO, Ohio – An agency director improperly used state computers to find personal information on "Joe the Plumber," a government watchdog said in a report released Thursday.

There was no legitimate business purpose for the head of Ohio's Department of Job and Family Services to order staff to look up the records, Inspector General Tom Charles said.
Gov. Ted Strickland suspended the agency director, Helen Jones-Kelley, for a month without pay after reviewing the findings. He rejected a request to fire her.

Earlier this month, Strickland placed Jones-Kelley on paid leave over separate allegations that a state computer or e-mail account was used to assist in political fundraising for Democrat Barack Obama's campaign.

The inspector general's report concluded that she improperly used state e-mail to engage in political activity.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

A10 vs Taliban on motorcycles. Guess who wins.

How the MSM stole an election by keeping the electorate uninformed.

This video is shocking. Obama supporters don't know which party controls congress, but they all knew who got $150k in new clothing.

Here is a Zogby poll that shows Obama supporters ignorance.
Zogby Poll

512 Obama Voters 11/13/08-11/15/08 MOE +/- 4.4 points

97.1% High School Graduate or higher, 55% College Graduates

Results to 12 simple Multiple Choice Questions

57.4% could NOT correctly say which party controls congress (50/50 shot just by guessing)

81.8% could NOT correctly say Joe Biden quit a previous campaign because of plagiarism (25% chance by guessing)

82.6% could NOT correctly say that Barack Obama won his first election by getting opponents kicked off the ballot (25% chance by guessing)

88.4% could NOT correctly say that Obama said his policies would likely bankrupt the coal industry and make energy rates skyrocket (25% chance by guessing)

56.1% could NOT correctly say Obama started his political career at the home of two former members of the Weather Underground (25% chance by guessing).

And yet.....

Only 13.7% failed to identify Sarah Palin as the person on which their party spent $150,000 in clothes

Only 6.2% failed to identify Palin as the one with a pregnant teenage daughter

And 86.9 % thought that Palin said that she could see Russia from her "house," even though that was Tina Fey who said that!!

Only 2.4% got at least 11 correct.

Only .5% got all of them correct. (And we "gave" one answer that was technically not Palin, but actually Tina Fey)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

The world has never seen such freezing heat

The world has never seen such freezing heat

By Christopher Booker
Last Updated: 12:01am GMT 16/11/2008

A surreal scientific blunder last week raised a huge question mark about the temperature records that underpin the worldwide alarm over global warming. On Monday, Nasa's Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS), which is run by Al Gore's chief scientific ally, Dr James Hansen, and is one of four bodies responsible for monitoring global temperatures, announced that last month was the hottest October on record.
So what explained the anomaly? GISS's computerized temperature maps seemed to show readings across a large part of Russia had been up to 10 degrees higher than normal. But when expert readers of the two leading warming-septic blogs, Watts Up With That and Climate Audit, began detailed analysis of the GISS data they made an astonishing discovery. The reason for the freak figures was that scores of temperature records from Russia and elsewhere were not based on October readings at all. Figures from the previous month had simply been carried over and repeated two months running.
GISS spokesman lamely explained that the reason for the error in the Russian figures was that they were obtained from another body, and that GISS did not have resources to exercise proper quality control over the data it was supplied with. This is an astonishing admission: the figures published by Dr Hansen's institute are not only one of the four data sets that the UN's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) relies on to promote its case for global warming, but they are the most widely quoted, since they consistently show higher temperatures than the others.

Read more here.

History Buffs Can Visit Ancient Rome with Google "Virtual Time Machine" - Video

This is very cool.

You can go here to download Google Earth and get started.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Maxine: Funny E-Mail From Friends

Maxine: Funny E-Mail From Friends

Everyone concentrates on the problems we're having in this country lately: illegal immigration, hurricane recovery, alligators attacking people in Florida .

Not me.. I concentrate on solutions for the problems. It's a win-win situation.

+ Dig a moat the length of the Mexican border.

+ Send the dirt to New Orleans to raise the level of the levies.

+ Put the Florida alligators in the moat along the Mexican border.

Any other problems you would like for me to solve today ? Yes!
Think about this one:

1. Cows
2. The Constitution
3. The Ten Commandments


Is it just me, or does anyone else find it amazing that during the mad cow epidemic our government could track a single cow, born in Canada almost three years ago, right to the stall where she slept in the state of Washington?

And, they tracked her calves to their stalls. But they are unable to locate 11 million illegal aliens wandering around our country. Maybe we should give each of them a cow.


They keep talking about drafting a Constitution for Iraq .... Why don't we just give them ours? It was written by a lot of really smart guys, it has worked for over 200 years, and we're not using it anymore.

T H E 1 0 C O M M A N D M E N T S

The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments posted in a courthouse is this:

You cannot post 'Thou Shalt Not Steal,' 'Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery,' and 'Thou Shall Not Lie' in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians...It creates a hostile work environment.


Also, Think about this:

If you don't want to forward this for fear of offending someone-- YOU ARE PART OF THE PROBLEM!

It is Time for America to Speak up !

Friday, November 14, 2008

Controversy over Obama's birth record heats up again

Constitutional crisis' looming over Obama's birth location
Alan Keyes lawsuit warns America may see 'usurper' in Oval Office

The California secretary of state should refuse to allow the state's 55 Electoral College votes to be cast in the 2008 presidential election until President-elect Barack Obama
verifies his eligibility to hold the office, alleges a California court petition filed on behalf of former presidential candidate Alan Keyes and others.

The legal action today is just the latest is a series of challenges, some of which have gone as high as the U.S. Supreme Court, over the issue of Obama's status as a "natural-born citizen," a requirement set by the U.S. Constitution.
Link here

President elect Obama is busy talking to World Leaders.

Why a big three bail out will fail

Total Compensation Per Hour, 2007-2008 (includes wages and all benefits):
Big Three automakers — $73.08
Toyota — $48.00
All workers — $28.48

The UAW is unwilling to make any concessions to help the big three out. You can see that their workers make $40 more in wages and benefits than other American workers. The big three do not make money on small car sales. That is why they pushed the overpriced SUV's. Any plan to re-tool them to make small cars will fail because their cost structure is too high. It would be very unfair to take tax money from someone making $15 an hour and use it to bail out someone making $73 an hour in wages and benefits.

As an e-mailer said in a post at Michelle Malkin's blog earlier this morning:

"The Big 3 has a cancer that needs to be removed. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand why they cannot compete profitability (sic). They have parity on supply costs, materials, and energy with Honda and Toyota. So why can’t they compete? It is clearly the cost of labor."

Read more here.

Looks like the current congress is too smart to waste our money on a big three bailout. I doubt the next one will be that bright.
UPDATE 1-U.S. automakers bailout outlook in doubt-senator

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Bishops warn Obama my force Catholic hospitals to close

Catholic Bishops Urge Huge Anti-FOCA Campaign to Stop Abortion Expansion
Baltimore, MD( -- Meeting on the second day of their annual conference, the nation's Catholic bishops urged an aggressive campaign to oppose the pro-abortion bill expected to be the centerpiece of the Barack Obama administration. They also mentioned concerns about Catholic hospitals being forced to do abortions.

The FOCA bill, known as the Freedom of Choice Act, is the number one goal of abortion advocates, who feel emboldened by Obama's election.
The bishops also expressed concern about FOCA because it could overturn protections for Catholic hospitals that don't want to do abortions.

Some of the bishops, during the discussion, went as far as saying the Catholic Church should be willing to close some health facilities rather them allow them to be subject to a mandate to do abortions from the Obama administration.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

John McCain finally comes to Sarah Palins defense.

It is about time. I have lost respect for John McCain.

McCain says Palin didn't hurt presidential bid
LOS ANGELES – In his first interview since conceding the presidential election, John McCain said Tuesday that Sarah Palin did not damage his presidential bid and he dismissed anonymous criticism aimed at her following their crushing defeat.

"I'm so proud of her and I'm very grateful she agreed to run with me. She inspired people, she still does," McCain told Jay Leno during a "Tonight Show" interview taped for broadcast Tuesday night. "I couldn't be happier with Sarah Palin.";_ylt=AtWAoo6NzpDIMM0mIkb7_2Ss0NUE

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Barack Obama's Gun-Related Votes The U.S. Senate Debated:

Barack Obama's Gun-Related Votes The U.S. Senate Debated:
Supporting concealed carry for citizens10
Banning many common semi-automatic firearms11
Disallowing self-defense in towns where guns are banned12
Imposing one handgun a month restrictions13
Requiring lock up your safety trigger locks14
Protecting gun dealers from frivolous lawsuits15
Outlawing gun confiscations during a national emergency16
Squelching the free speech rights of gun owners17
Restricting the interstate sales of firearms18
Repealing the gun ban in Washington, DC19

1Associated Press, "Research finds Cheney, Obama distant cousins," October 17, 2007.
3O.Kay Henderson, "Three leading Democrats talk about gun control," Radio Iowa News, April 22, 2007.
4James Oliphant and Michael J. Higgins, "Court to hear gun case," Chicago Tribune, November 20, 2007.
5Illinois State Senate, vote on SB 2165 (41-16), May 25, 2004.
6Obama says, "National legislation will prevent other states' flawed concealed-weapons laws from threatening the safety of Illinois residents." David Mendell, "Democratic hopefuls vary a bit on death penalty," Chicago Tribune, February 20, 2004.
7See the Gun Owners of America fact sheet at
8John Chase, "Keyes, Obama are far apart on guns; Views on assault weapons at odds," Chicago Tribune, September 15, 2004.
9Senators Chuck Schumer and John Kerry had both cosponsored S. 1431 in 2003, a bill that would have banned any semi-auto shotgun that also contained a pistol grip, which the bill defined as "a grip, a thumbhole stock, or any other characteristic that can function as a grip." According to that definition, just about any semi-automatic shotgun would be banned.
10See supra note 6.
11About the so-called "assault weapons" ban, Obama says, "I believe we need to renew -- not roll back -- this common sense gun law." See supra note 8.
12See supra note 5.
13As a state senator, "Obama regularly supported gun-control measures, including a ban on semiautomatic 'assault weapons' and a limit on handgun purchases to one a month." "Obama Record May be Gold Mine for Critics," Associated Press, January 17, 2007.
14On July 28, 2005, Senator Obama voted for a provision requiring gun dealers to include the sale of a lock-up-your-safety device with every handgun sold. The amendment, offered by Sen. Herb Kohl (D-WI), passed by a vote of 70-30. The provision amended the gun makers' protection act (S. 397).
15On July 29, 2005, Senator Obama voted against S. 397, a bill that was designed to put an end to the frivolous lawsuits that were threatening to put many gun dealers out of business. While an argument could be made that a pro-gun Senator might vote against this bill because it contained a lock-up-your-safety provision (see supra note 14), the fact that Obama voted in favor of that trigger lock amendment (but against the overall bill) indicates his real animus against helping gun dealers protect themselves from the anti-gun lawsuits that were aimed at driving them into bankruptcy.
16On July 13, 2006, Sen. Obama voted for Emergency Powers language that saw only 16 of the most ardent anti-gun senators vote against it. The amendment provides that no money can be used by federal agents to confiscate firearms during a declared state of emergency. The amendment was added to the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill (HR 5441).
17On January 18, 2007, Senator Obama voted against a pro-gun amendment to strike language in S. 1 that would infringe upon the free speech rights of groups like Gun Owners of America. The amendment, which passed, struck requirements that would have required GOA to monitor and report on its communications with its members, and could easily have led to government demands for GOA's membership list (a.k.a. registration).
18Obama has frequently made statements which indicate that he would restrict the interstate sale of firearms. For example, he told the NAACP that, "We've got to make sure that unscrupulous gun dealers aren't loading up vans and dumping guns in our communities, because we know they're not made in our communities. There aren't any gun manufacturers here, right here in the middle of Detroit." Senator Barack Obama, at the NAACP Presidential Primary Forum, July 12, 2007.
19See supra note 4.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Why did the DOW drop this week?

Let's look at what Obama talked about during the campaign:
-card check
-higher capitol gains taxes
-higher income taxes
-renegotiation of NAFTA
-possible trade war with china
-no drilling for new oil(anywhere there actually is oil)
-more government regulation
-businesses forced to buy insurance for employees
-wants to destroy coal industry
Why won’t the stock markets crash? Could we see a 6000 or lower DOW?

Democrats plot to seize our 401k's.

Carolina Journal Exclusives
Dems Target Private Retirement Accounts
Democratic leaders in the U.S. House discuss confiscating 401(k)s, IRAs

By Karen McMahan

November 04, 2008

RALEIGH — Democrats in the U.S. House have been conducting hearings on proposals to confiscate workers’ personal retirement accounts — including 401(k)s and IRAs — and convert them to accounts managed by the Social Security Administration.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Why did McCain lose?

McCain lost for two reasons.
1. He ran a poor campaign. He preferred to suffer an “honorable defeat” rather than conduct a campaign that would be out of character. He was very afraid of the race issue and refused to call Obama a socialist even though he was a member of the radical "New Party" in Chicago in the 1990's. He was afraid socialist would be equated with black(example here.) He refused to use Obama's association with the radical black liberation preacher Reverend Wright; even though others tried. Also, He was afraid to fully unleash Palin. John McCain took matching federal campaign money and gave Barack Hussein Obama a huge financial advantage.
2. The MSM(Main Stream Media) had Obama's back. The MSM spent more time trying to learn about the guy that "knocked Pailin's daughter up" than they did trying to learn about Barack Hussein Obama's relationship with convicted terriost Bill Ayres.. The media coverage of McCain was very negative. Nearly six in ten of the stories studied were decidedly negative in nature (57%), while fewer than two in ten (14%) were positive according to the study by the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism. The coverage of Sarah Palin was even worse. According to a Nexis search, the networks ran 69 news segments covering Palin between September 29 and October 12, a period that included the October 2 vice-presidential debate. CMI analyzed all 69 segments and found that 37 portrayed Palin negatively, only two were positive, and 30 were neutral.

Stocks post biggest election drop in history.

U.S. Stocks Post Biggest Post-Election Drop on Economic Concern

Thanks Barack Hussein Obama.

Nader calls Obama an "Uncle Tom."

Don't you just love it when the left attacks its self.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I Am My Brother's Keeper

If this is how Barack Obama takes care of his family...

How will he take care of yours???

Barack Obama promises to bankrupt the coal industry

Audio Unearthed ATTN: Coal states Virginia , Ohio, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Indiana, Kentucky and more guess what Obama told San Francisco about you. San Francisco Gate Interview January 17 2008

Saturday, November 1, 2008

What does Obama know?

He doesn't know Ayers
He doesn't know Khalidi
He doesn't know Rezko
He doesn't know Acorn
He doesn't know the surge in Iraq is working
He doesn't know his Auntie is an illegal alien
He doesn't know raising taxes now will be bad for the economy
He doesn't know the Fannie & Freddie executives that helped his campaign
He doesn't know where the original long copy of his birth certificate is
He doesn't know he came from the most corrupt political machine in the country
He doesn't know why his two opponents in the US Senate campaign had their divorce records outed while running against him
What does he know?

He doesn't know enough to be trusted with the job of President.

Most watched election video on

An Iraq war veteran puts Obama in his place.

This video is well worth the time.

A little humor

Now we can defeat the Obama-bots!

Obama's aunt in Boston is an illegal and a campaign donor!

Obama's aunt in Boston is an illegal and a campaign donor. She lives at this Boston public housing project. I guess that means us taxpayers are subsidizing her illegal stay here.

The Bush administration apparently lack the balls to deport her before the election.
Read more Here. Here is the campaign donation link.