Babies are gift from God; but to Obama, a form of punishment?

Obama said in this interview that if ever her daughters make a mistake, he doesn't want them to be punished with a baby. I couldn't believe my ears hearing this from a Christian, or is he really a Christian? I don't think so. How can you claim to be one if you are not following the teachings of Christ. Babies are gift from God, so since when did they become a form of punishment for the mistake one makes? I am totally scared of what's more in Obama's mind. I'm scared of what he will teach the children of America if ever he becomes the president. Please remember that God himself is the one who taught us to be pro-life.

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Wrights, Ayers, Acorn, and now Khalidi: "tell me who your friends are and I'll tell you who you are"

Learn more about the latest Obama controversy.

MORE UPDATES:
Protest at the L.A. Times: Free the tape! Updated
McCain, Palin demand L.A. Times release Obama video

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Obama's previous job performance at the senate: I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!

Michelle Malkin

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Obama’s flush with cash uses that advantage by buying up media time in ways that McCain cannot

The Obama team bought time on CBS, NBC and Fox for about $1 million per network. The spot airs at 8 p.m. EDT. It is also scheduled to run on Univision, BET, MSNBC and TV One. Flush with cash from his record-shattering fundraising, Obama uses that advantage by buying up media time in ways that McCain cannot.

And negative is the tone for the latest Obama ad, a 30-second spot aimed at key states that uses McCain's own words against him and mocks running mate Sarah Palin. Three quotes, one from 2005 and two from 2007, play off McCain's acknowledgment that he knows less about economic matters than other issues. In the last quote, McCain says he might have to rely on his vice president for expertise — and then the spot cuts to a winking Palin. [BEN FELLER]

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A tour of Jeremiah Wright’s new mansion he got from "God damn America"

Fox News producer Jesse Watters takes you on a tour of Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s new mansion — including Greek columns, endless garages, golf course, and more… [Michelle Malkin]

God damn America! Here’s your wealth-spreading, redistributive change in action:


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N-Word Shouted at Palin Rally – NOT TRUE!

Michelle Malkin has the complete story to prove the N word never happened.

Of course it’s obvious that this is another smear campaign to destroy Palin’s image and perhaps because Obama’s camp is now convinced that McCain-Palin will win.

Here are some of what’s happening now:

~People are switching sides because they are learning more positive things about Palin

~Anywhere Palin goes, there’s always a huge crowd.

~More people, especially women, are connecting with Palin

~That economy will be a problem regardless of who to vote and Obama’s offer of change does not matter anymore

~People are realizing and getting more scared of Obama’s association with Ayers and ACORN.

~The silent majority are now more outspoken because of Obama’s control of media.

~People are not connecting McCain with Bush anymore.

Let me give you 3 possible scenarios if Obama won the election.
1. You won’t be able to criticize his administration because you will be branded a racist.
2. Whatever he does wrong will automatically be justified and the blame on Bush will be endless.
3. We can no longer trust the media to tell us the truth on what’s really happening.

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Take a day off for Obama can be the beginning of a controlling regime

Are you kidding? telling people to “take the day off” when our economy is in the tank? That’s not a good idea…PRODUCTION is needed! This is not party time, it is work time!!

Yikes! How could Senator Obama make this blunder 7 days before the election?

And what do all the small business people think about this? Can they afford to do this? have their employees take off? That could ruin a small business - if not financially, their good will will be destroyed when their plumbers don’t show up to fix plumbing for a client as promised because their employees “took the day off” ….

And there may be some very unhappy parents paying for college to the tune of $40,000 or more …and the maybe next President is telling their kids to skip class? (or to put it another way “take the day off?”)

Would you not think it smarter to emphasize going to work, using absentee ballots, getting others to use absentee ballots, early voting, volunteering AFTER work, or AFTER school or on the weekend? [Greta Van Susteren]

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Governor Palin — media sexist towards her?

Please reply to this poll and leave a comment. Let people know what we know what they are doing to Sarah Palin and they got to stop. Click here.

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World's Heaviest Man Gets Second Chance at Life and Love

Manuel Uribe, who held the Guinness World Records title of the Heaviest Man in the World, tied the knot with his longtime love Claudia Solis Oct. 26 in northern Mexico, in front of 400 guests. Read more here and here.

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Women of America, wake up! Palin deserves our respect too you know

Palin deserves our respect
by Helen McCaffrey

I cannot predict who will win the presidential campaign, but I already know who will lose big: all women.

I realized this when I saw a 20-something male student who attends a class in the community college where I teach, wearing a T-shirt that read, "Sarah Palin is a C-." He wore it in public, in broad daylight, and without shame or even consciousness of what he was doing.

I took the time to advise him of the "error of his ways" and informed him of the consequences if he wore it to my class.

This encounter shook me right down to my socks.

Most of my adult life has been spent working for civil rights for all Americans, as a lawyer defending constitutional rights and now as a college teacher and director of a nonprofit advocating for the rights of women.

Not since I told myself I could lose weight on the pizza and cheesecake diet have I been so self-deluded. This election cycle has been like stepping on the scale.

It was the encounter with the young man that woke me up, but there were signs all along the campaign trail. First, with the candidacy of Sen. Hillary Clinton, who won 18 million popular votes from the people of the United States and was ridiculed, marginalized, and put in her place when she wasn't even offered the vice presidency slot.

But the really big attack on women occurred when John McCain selected only the second woman in history to be on a major-party ticket. He chose a governor of a state critical to our energy crisis. She is a very popular governor with an 80-percent approval rate. She was elected on her own merit without previous political ties. She is her own political creation, not the wife, daughter, sister or mistress of a politician.

I thought Americans would be proud of her nomination, whether we agreed or disagreed with her on the issues. Was I in for a shock.

The sexism that I believed had been eradicated was lurking, like some creature from the black lagoon, just below the surface. Suddenly it erupted and in some unexpected places.

Instead of engaging Palin on the issues, critics attacked attributes that are specifically female. It is Hillary's pantsuit drama to the power of 10. Palin's hair, her voice, her motherhood, and her personal hygiene were substituted for substance. That's when it was nice.

The hatred escalated to performers advocating Palin be "gang raped," to suggestions that her husband had had sex with their young daughters, and reports that her Down syndrome child really was that of her teenage daughter. One columnist even called for her to submit to DNA testing to prove her virtue. Smells a little like Salem to me. I was present at an Obama rally at which the mention of Palin's name drew shouts of "stone her."

"Stone her"? How biblical.

All this is at a time when women are regularly being raped as they try to cross the border into the United States; bloody, broken women haunt the emergency rooms of hospitals; and abuse and disrespect for women and girls is rising faster than bank bailouts. That is the atmosphere in which people, including women, choose to attempt to destroy a woman who is a legitimate political leader.

Agreement on issues is not required, but Palin merits respect.

It is dismaying that misogyny and sexism are so excessively marbleized into our daily interactions that some of us cannot even recognize their existence when confronted with it or when staring at it directly in the mirror.

It is my fervent hope that those who purport to be intellectuals begin to engage in argument and not resort to their baser selves or the easy exercise of personal and biology-based attacks.

Mockery and vilification of women such as Palin should become just as taboo as race-based slams. Until then, women are the real losers.

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Switching sides: Why Hillary Clinton supporters now supports Sarah Palin




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Catholics told HOW and not WHO to vote for

Watch this video before you decide who to vote:

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Catholics were not being told who to vote but were guided in their choices

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Bill Ayers never apologized for his terrorist act against fellow americans

Yes, Bill Ayers never apologized for his terrorist act against fellow americans. Watch this:

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Did ACORN improperly use charity dollars for political purposes?

This was reported by New York Times and Fox News.

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$150,000 designer clothes Palin said "not true"

VP candidate calls herself "frugal," insists she did not accept wardrobe from RNC and "that is not who we are."
Of the $150,000 spent by the Republican National Committee on clothing for the vice presidential candidate, $50,000 worth of clothes was returned immediately after the national convention, $50,000 worth hasn't been worn yet and $50,000 is being used by the Palin clan.

Sarah Palin told FOX News on Thursday that some of the clothes that were ill-fitting or just bought to be tried and possibly worn were returned right away.

Everything that "could be returned was," she said. Another third of the clothing remains unwrapped and packed in the belly of the vice presidential candidate's campaign plane and the rest is being worn.

Republican aides say the purchases were necessary because the family was whisked out of Alaska without notice, then scattered across the country for campaign activities not least of which was a week of convention appearances.

"Those clothes are not my property," Palin told FOX News' Sean Hannity. "We had three days (at the convention) of using clothes that the RNC purchased."

Palin added that she knows how to make a dollar work for her appearance.

"If people knew how Todd and I and our kids shop so frugally. My favorite shop is a consignment shop in Anchorage, Alaska, called 'Out of the Closet,' and my shoe store is called 'Shoe Fly' in Juneau, Alaska. It is ... not 5th Avenue type of shopping," Palin said, adding that the RNC purchases will either be returned or go to charity.

RNC officials would not explain why this explanation is surfacing days after the purchase appeared in news stories, advisers declined to answer. They did describe much of what Palin wears now as bought "off the sale rack from Macy's."

News of the purchases of designer clothes, largely from upscale Saks Fifth Avenue and Neiman Marcus, contrasts with the image Palin has crafted as a typical "hockey mom."

McCain was asked several questions on Thursday about the shopping spree -- and he answered each one more or less the same way: Palin needed clothes and they'll be donated to charity.

He said his wardrobe was not purchased by the RNC. Asked Wednesday who had paid for the suit he was wearing, Democratic vice presidential candidate Joe Biden told WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Va.: "I pay for my suits. I pay for all of my own clothing."

Also on Thursday, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics, a private watchdog group in Washington, filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission against Palin, the Republican National Committee and several political operatives alleging that the purchase of clothing for Palin and her family violates Federal Election Campaign Act.

The law prohibits a candidate for federal office from converting campaign funds to personal use. CREW notes that FEC regulations make clear the prohibition applies to clothing but also provide that donations by candidates to charity are not for personal use. CREW argued this exception might apply to Palin's clothes but doesn't appear to apply to clothes for her family.

Palin, who is John McCain's vice presidential running mate, told The Chicago Tribune in an interview posted on the newspaper's Web site Thursday night that she finds a double standard in the questioning.

"I think Hillary Clinton was held to a different standard in her primary race," Palin said. "Do you remember the conversations that took place about her, say superficial things that they don't talk about with men, her wardrobe and her hairstyles, all of that? That's a bit of that double standard."

"It's kind of painful to be criticized for something when all the facts are not out there and are not reported," Palin said.
[The Associated Press contributed to this report.]

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SNL Lorne Michaels on Palin: she's very powerful, people connect to her

SNL's Executive Producer Lorne Michaels' answer in an interview on what he think Palin gained from her appearance at Saturday Night Live:

I think Palin will continue to be underestimated for a while. I watched the way she connected with people, and she's powerful. Her politics aren't my politics. But you can see that she's a very powerful, very disciplined, incredibly gracious woman. This was her first time out and she's had a huge impact. People connect to her.
Exactly. That's how I feel too. People followed her like a star. Even as she was mocked at Saturday Night Live, she remained humble and a good sport. She may be be viciously attacked by the media but she's being admired so much by the voiceless majority.

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Sarah Palin SNL Skits "Slander," CNN Owes Palin Apology

Newt Gingrich: Sarah Palin SNL Skits "Slander," CNN Owes Palin Apology
Newt Gingrich spoke to Greta Van Susteren Wednesday night about the media's treatment of Sarah Palin, and he described the treatment she has received from "Saturday Night Live" as "slander."

"This is a kind of deliberate, vicious, dishonest, total distortion of who Governor Palin is, including, by the way, the Saturday Night Live skits, some of which I think were slander and worthy of a lawsuit," the former Speaker of the House said. "I think the America people should realize that the elite media on the left is so desperate to elect Barack Obama that the view they're giving you of Sarah Palin is fundamentally a falsehood."

Gingrich also said CNN owes Palin an apology for misquoting a National Review article about her, and Katie Couric misquoted Henry Kissinger and the Bush Doctrine in order to "make Governor Palin look bad."

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The 'double standards' the media is playing

Saturday, the New York Times did a takeout on Cindy McCain that delved back into her problem with prescription pills. Yet when Hillary’s campaign manager, Mark Penn, brought up Obama’s cocaine use on “Hardball,” he was savaged by folks for whom the Times is the gold standard.

The people apparently had a “right to know” of Bush’s old DUI arrest a week before the 2000 election, but no right to know about how and when Obama was engaged in the criminal use of cocaine.

The media cannot get enough of the “Saturday Night Live” impersonations of Palin as a bubblehead. News shows pick up the Tina Fey clips and run them and run them to the merriment of all.

Can one imagine “Saturday Night Live” doing weekly send-ups of Michelle Obama and her “I’ve never been proud” of my country, this “just downright mean” America, using a black comedienne to mimic and mock her voice and accent?

“Saturday Night Live” would be facing hate crime charges.

How do we know? When the New Yorker ran a cartoon of Michelle in an Angela-Davis afro with an AK-47 slung over her shoulder, New Yorker editors had to go on national television to swear they were not mocking Michelle, but the conservatives who have so caricatured Michelle and The Messiah.

Is there a media double standard? You betcha. [PJB: Camp Followers]

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Biden's many speaking troubles

Here are some that has hurt Obama's campaign:
Take the “Gird your loins - an international crisis is coming” speech.
No matter how the remarks were intended, his prediction that, if elected, “a generated crisis [would occur] to test the mettle” of Barack Obama has been a hot topic and an unwelcome one for the Obama campaign.

In defense, Obama said:

“Joe sometimes engages in rhetorical flourishes. But I think his core point was that the next administration is going to be tested, regardless of who it is. The next administration is going to be inheriting a host of really big problems.”
(But Obama, Biden was referring to you specifically and not anybody else)

So where is Joe Biden?
Ben Porritt, a spokesman for the campaign, emailed out a story from CBS News’ Ryan Corsaro who noted that Biden has not taken questions from his press corps for six weeks.

“The handful of reporters from Biden’s national press corps who have followed him incessantly for two months have not had the opportunity to ask questions regarding the “crisis” matter - even to allow Biden to clarify his remarks - because he has not taken questions or held a press availability with his press corps since Sept. 7.”
Corsaro also notes that Biden hasn’t taken questions from the public in awhile — since September 10. And what happened then? Biden “endorsed” Hillary Clinton.
“She’s qualified to be president of the United States of America and easily qualified to be vice president of the United States of America. And quite frankly, it might have been a better pick than me,” he told the crowd.
It’s not rocket science why this is happening writes ABC’s Jake Tapper.
“It might not be hard to imagine why this has happened. Biden’s proclivity to speak his mind has provided much fodder for Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Republicans…,” writes Tapper.

Both Tapper and Corsaro note that Sarah Palin has been much more accessible to the press. Maybe even the most accessible out of the four candidates, ponders Tapper. [Jimmy Orr]

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Again, Sarah Palin’s shopping a political double standard

Sarah Palin’s Shopping Spree: A Political Double Standard?
The mainstream media and liberals everywhere are aghast at how much the McCain camp spent on an apparent fashion overhaul for Sarah Palin.

The spending on so-called “campaign accessories” included bills totaling roughly $150,000.

An anchor at a prominent network (not FOX News) rudely sniffed that for the amount of money the campaign spent Palin should look better. (For the record I’m fairly certain this anchor does not shop at K-Mart.)

This is not taxpayer money. If the McCain camp wants to blow funds on some designer duds, that’s their prerogative. Might not be the most brilliant idea when you trail in fundraising, but it’s their decision as long as they haven’t violated any election laws.

Women traditionally endure exponentially more scrutiny than men. Hillary has been under the fashion microscope for almost two decades. That’s simply a fact, but it’s hardly fair.

The Los Angeles Times reported that Hillary’s jackets cost about $3,000, her shirts run to $1,350 and her pants hover around the $2,000 mark. Let’s do the math.

That’s over $6,000 a suit. And Hillary owns a lot of pants suits! And she looks great. If she didn’t, she’d be vilified for looking frumpy and lacking style-savvy the way she was in the 1990’s.

There is no question excessive primping and preening by presidential candidates is riddled with risk. John Edwards was lambasted over his $400 hair cuts in 2007 as was John McCain over his $520 Ferragamo shoes. We expect our candidates to look good, but not too good. We like a put together politician but have adverse reaction when we hear the price tag. For a newcomer like Palin, it’s par for the course that she’s stepped up her look. Imagine if she didn’t? She’d be the subject of more ridicule than she is now.

It’s not just Palin who realizes the benefits of being sharp dressed on the stump:

The San Francisco Chronicle reported that friends of Obama say the biggest change in him since his recent success on the national political scene is that he’s dressing better and shopping at the ultra-fashionable Barney’s because, for the first time in his life, he can afford to. Apparently “the fierce urgency of now” includes killer threads.

And how about Michelle Obama? The New York Times Style section published an entire article praising her new, and likely very pricey, sense of style. The purple Maria Pinto sheath she wore at a campaign rally retails for $900, and as the New York Times put it is: “not the kind of garment most working-class voters can reasonably aspire to.”

The current issue of Harper’s Bazaar notes that the Democratic presidential candiate’s wife wears Valentino, among others. Looks like when the Obamas say “spread the wealth around,” they mean at top shelf department stores.

I’m not outraged at this. The pressure of being in the public eye is understandable. What’s disturbing is the double standard. Michelle Obama gets hailed by the fashionistas while Palin gets crucified and mocked by the fashion police.

These same liberals who are now appalled at the Palin shopping spree are the same ones that thought it shallow and superficial to discuss Newsweek’s obvious recent cheap shot cover of Sarah Palin because we have more important fish to fry. Where are these people now to shout that this issue is trivial? And how do they manage to get so fired up about Palin’s appearance all of sudden?

I’m waiting for the left to condemn the insignificance of this story and I’m not holding my breath.


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Obama Is as Untouchable as a Really Hot Chick

By Greg Gutfeld
Host, “Red Eye”

So yesterday, during an ideas meeting, a staffer pitched a story about Sarah Palin, focusing on how little we know about her time in college.

My blood pressure spiked, because naturally her history — or lack thereof — is far less murkier than Barack Obama’s. But it didn’t seem to matter, because no matter what you have against the man, it just doesn’t stick.

Seriously, the man isn’t a presidential candidate, he’s a really hot chick. You know what I mean, right?

You know how when a friend starts dating some girl, let’s say a stripper with top of the line implants and a truly remarkable skill involving the projection of ping pong balls, he overlooks everything else. She could be spreading Chlamydia like a Jehovah’s Witness unloading a case of Watchtower pamphlets, and it won’t matter.

Blinded by beauty, he lets her get away with everything, until your buddy is left broken and broke, riddled with disease, sleeping in your garage and convinced a mob boyfriend wants him dead.

I’m not saying Barack is that harmful. I’m just saying that when it comes to the media, he possesses a force field that every hot chick has and no matter what you say or do to convince obsessed fans otherwise, it’s pointless.

Face it: If you found out that your new girlfriend, who happened to be Megan Fox, worked with ACORN, hung around with Bill Ayers and used to do coke back in college, would you care?

Of course you wouldn’t! It’s Megan Fox!

Congratulations. You’re now The New York Times.

And if you disagree with me, then you sir are worse than Hitler.

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We need an already tested president all the time.

The presidency is not a testing ground, not at this time, not on any time. We need an already tested president all the time.

[Senator John McMain]:

Mr. McCain kept up his criticism of the Democratic ticket for Mr. Biden’s remarks. At a rally on Wednesday in Green, Ohio, Mr. McCain told the crowd, “Senator Biden guaranteed that if Senator Obama is elected, we will have an international crisis to test America’s new president!”

“We don’t want a president who invites testing from the world at a time when the economy is in crisis,” Mr. McCain added. “Americans are already fighting in two wars, my friends. Senator Biden referred to how Jack Kennedy was tested in the Cuban missile crisis. I had a little personal experience on that. I was a pilot on board the U.S.S. Enterprise, I was ready to go into combat at any minute, I know how close we came to a nuclear war, and I will not be a president that needs to be tested!”

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Sharon and Kiko's marriage is far better than most

The rumor regarding Sharon and Kiko's separation has not completely died down and, speculations has it, that it all started from the anniversary celebration of the senate and therefore is easier to conclude that it was all for political reasons and motivation. Was it obvious? You got that right, 101%. As we all know, Kiko is a potential presidential candidate and could be a possible winner too, and I guess - for whoever started this rumor - it is already time to start such negative campaign. But, for crying out loud, be realistic! Where is the mistress? Where is the child? The proof is in the pudding. This is so nonsense started by a nincompoop and a dodo brain who has nothing else better to do. This rumor will forever stay a rumor unless it can be proven. I just can’t fathom why many people would buy it. Unfortunately, it has gotten to Sharon’s nerves. The concocted story has made her so burnt out like she said.

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Sarah Palin's clothes not tax dollars, double standard

I can't believe that the political world would waste time on such issue. In my opinion, this is just another Palin bashing. Palin never presented herself in an extravagant manner, but now that she's running for a very high profile position, she needs to dress and look her best just like everybody else and why is that wrong all of a sudden? The commentary of Campbell Brown explains it more:

(CNN) -- There's been a lot of sniping and a lot of stories Wednesday about Gov. Sarah Palin's clothes.
Politico.com reports that the Republican National Committee spent more than $150,000 on clothes, hair and make-up for Palin on the campaign trail. Now, these are not your tax dollars.

This is money given by Republican donors to the RNC. But the report questions whether it is legal to use campaign cash for quote "personal use."
My issue? There is an incredible double-standard here, and we are ignoring a very simple reality.
Women are judged based on their appearance far, far more than men. That is a statement of fact.
There has been plenty of talk and plenty written about Sarah Palin's jackets, her hair and her looks. Sound familiar?
There was plenty of talk and plenty written about Sen. Hillary Clinton's looks, hair and pantsuits.
Compare that with the attention given to Sen. Barack Obama's $1,500 suits or Sen. John McCain's $520 Ferragamo shoes. There is no comparison.
Women get scrutinized based on appearance far more than men. And look, I speak from experience here. When I wear a bad outfit on the air, I get viewer e-mail complaining about it. A lot of e-mail. Seriously.
When Wolf Blitzer wears a not-so-great tie, how much e-mail do you think he gets? My point is for women, unfortunately, appearance is part of the job.
If Wolf or Anderson Cooper shows up on the air without makeup, you think you would even notice? I show up without makeup? Trust me, you'll notice.
This doesn't just apply to TV. All women in the public eye deal with this issue. And it is for this reason that I think the RNC should help Palin pay for clothes, hair and makeup. It is part of the job.
Now, you may think, that's an awful lot of money to spend on clothes, hair and makeup.
Or you may complain, as some have, that it's hypocritical to sell yourself as a "small-town hockey mom" when you are wearing designer clothes. That's fine, just don't ignore the fact that there is a double-standard here.
And personally I think in this campaign, with so much at stake, this is a peripheral issue.
I, myself, have raised plenty of questions about Sarah Palin, much to the annoyance of the McCain campaign. But those questions have been about her qualifications and experience, never her appearance.
Let's keep the focus on what really matters here.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Campbell Brown.

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McCain criticizes NBC News' unfair treatment of the Republican ticket

John McCain campaign criticizes NBC News for its 'apparent refusal' to air Joe Biden's comments that Barack Obama would face a crisis if elected

John McCain's campaign seems to be playing a little hardball with the media in the final two weeks of the presidential race.

The campaign on Tuesday issued a statement decrying NBC News for its "apparent refusal" to air Joe Biden's controversial remarks that Barack Obama would face a "generated crisis" early on if he is elected.

"Biden's remarks capture perfectly the message of this campaign: Barack Obama is too risky, too inexperienced, to serve as commander in chief -- that his election by itself will provoke our enemies, and that his brief record raises serious questions as to how an Obama administration would respond to such a challenge," McCain spokesman Michael Goldfarb said in the written statement.

"This campaign highlighted Biden's remarks throughout the day yesterday," he continued. "Yet on NBC Nightly News last night, when Andrea Mitchell reported on Biden's remarks, she failed to play the relevant portion -- the portion that this campaign and a variety of news outlets had found controversial, or revealing as the case may be."

A representative from NBC News could not be reached for comment.

The Atlantic also posted an expletive-laced interview with McCain adviser Mark Salter on its Web site Monday in which Salter assailed the media for their treatment of the Republican ticket.

"I think, starting with the Democratic primary, there has been a different standard for Obama than there has been for any candidate running against Barack Obama. And maybe this should have set off more warning bells with me," he said. "I think much of the media has a thumb on the scale for Obama. I think the thumb has been there the entire time."

Salter added that "the press has been harsh consistently" on the McCain campaign.

The Politico also reported that Time columnist Joe Klein, who has been critical of the McCain campaign, has been unable to snag a seat on the McCain and Sarah Palin campaign planes for months.

"I've done nine presidential campaigns and this is the first time this has ever happened to me," Klein told Politico.

"My understanding is that his request came in too late," Palin spokesperson Tracey Schmitt said. [FOXNews]

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Joe Biden confirms by saying Barack Obama will cause international crisis!

Joe Biden, the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned an audience at his second Seattle fundraiser on Sunday in Seattle Washington, that Barack Obama would cause an international crisis because agressive countries in the world would test Obama’s lack of executive experience. Biden said:

"Mark my words. It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We’re about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don’t remember anything else I said. Watch, we’re gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. And he’s gonna have to make some really tough decisions, I don’t know what the decision’s gonna be, but I promise you it will occur. As a student of history, and having served with seven presidents, I guarantee you it’s gonna happen."
[Hollywood Grind]

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Palin dubs Obama: 'Barack the Wealth Spender'

Taking “Joe the plumber” wordplay to an unprecedented new level, Sarah Palin on Monday dubbed Barack Obama “Barack the Wealth Spender” for his plan to offer tax credits to lower and middle-income wage earners.

Palin revealed the new moniker at an outdoor rally in Grand Junction, Colorado, where she also introduced a new working-class hero into the ever-expanding pantheon of “Joe the plumber”-types who oppose to Obama’s tax plan.
[From CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby]

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Powell's abandonement of Republicans who made him a "star"

Understandably, Powell is being hailed by the Obama media as a profile in courage. Equally understandably, his endorsement of Obama is said by Republicans to smack of ingratitude, opportunism, and even vindictiveness toward a party to which he owes his fame and career.

Here was a man who was rendered extraordinary honors by three Republican presidents. Reagan raised him from Army colonel to national security adviser, the first African-American in the post. George H. W. Bush named him chairman of the Joint Chiefs, over hundreds of more senior officers. George W. Bush made him the first African-American secretary of state.

While he may have gotten well with the capital elite with this decision, Powell has wounded his party’s nominee at a point of maximum vulnerability, a friend who supported him on the war, and agreed with Powell on the need for a larger invasion force. And Powell has embraced a liberal Democrat who owes his nomination to his fierce opposition to the war Powell sold the nation, a war Obama calls the worst blunder in U.S. history and a manifestation of a lack of judgment by those, like Colin Powell, who launched it.

Joe Biden, who voted to authorize the war, now calls his vote a mistake. Yet, Powell endorses him, too, while repudiating a McCain-Palin ticket that continues to defend his war. [Pat Buchanan]

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Unqualified Applicants Get Jobs Due Solely To Their Race

Affirmative Action At The Highest Level
Unqualified Applicants Get Jobs Due Solely To Their Race
Posted by: Andrew Bolton
So Colin Powell has endorsed Obama. Let's see, Powell is pro-abortion. So is Obama. Powell is pro-affirmative action. So is Obama. Powell has stated repeatedly that tax policy should ensure fairness. Obama likewise wants to "spread the wealth." The endorsement of Obama only demonstrates what unpaid prognosticators could have told those million dollar a year experts years ago. Powell never was a Republican. He has been aligned with the Democrats from the day of his retirement from service.
On today's talk show, Powell explains: "I think he is a transformational figure." THAT'S what I'm afraid of. Hitler, Stalin, and Pol Pot were all transformational too, Colin.

Another note to moderate Republicans: Hey guys, are you happy with your fellow moderate? No? You should be--this is what you moderates do. They pretend in order to achieve status, and then attack the hand that feeds them--to maintain that status. Yes, you keep telling us that Palin's conservatism is what is sinking McCain. Really? Do you think that McCain picking another moderate would have changed Powell's position? If you do, I've got a nice bridge to sell you.
Affirmative action is now at its zenith here. A unqualified candidate for president who has never run anything; who has never governed anything; and who has policies precisely on line with Karl Marx--is going to be put into our highest office solely due to his race. Doubt me? Just ask if Obama would be where he is at if he were a white man. The answer is inevitable.

The Republican party must clean house or it is lost.

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Did Powell endorse Obama because of race?

Limbaugh: Where are the inexperienced, white liberals Powell has endorsed?

Rush Limbaugh said Colin Powell's decision to get behind Barack Obama appeared to be very much tied to Obama's status as the first African-American with a chance to become president.

"Secretary Powell says his endorsement is not about race," Limbaugh wrote in an e-mail. "OK, fine. I am now researching his past endorsements to see if I can find all the inexperienced, very liberal, white candidates he has endorsed. I'll let you know what I come up with."

As for Powell's statement of concern this morning about the sort of Supreme Court justices a President McCain might appoint, Limbaugh wrote: "I was also unaware of his dislike for John Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy and Antonin Scalia. I guess he also regrets Reagan and Bush making him a four-star [general] and secretary of state and appointing his son to head the FCC. Yes, let's hear it for transformational figures."

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Colin Powell endorses Obama, are you surprise?

Not surprising at all. He said it's not because of race, oh please, people thinks he's just like another Oprah.

Powell’s embrace of Barack Obama is a triumph of hope over reality. He told Tom Brokaw that Obama’s “steadiness” and “not jumping in and changing every day” convinced him that The One was ready to lead.?
Well, Mr. Powell, not so fast. Watch this video and you'll know who's been "changing every day", and is it depending on when and where the wind blows?
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Sarah Palin draws big ratings for 'Saturday Night Live'

Sarah Palin was mocked at "Saturday Night Live" but she returned it with a big smile. She's such a good sport and humble. Anywhere she goes, she's drawing a huge crowd. I have to say - regardless of what people say and think of her -let's face it, she is going to do a good job for the country if elected. She may be inexperienced (so is Obama) but she is no dumb belle at all.
Watch a short clips of Sarah Palin's SNL appearance.

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Anne Hathaway, Sheryl Crow, Sigourney Weaver: No fans of Sarah Palin

Yes, these three are not pleased with Sarah Palin but they do not represent the majority of the women in Hollywood and a lot of people do not think their opinion even matters. Here are some responses I gathered from this topic:

-When some dumb celeb states that Sarah Palin doesn't have the experience to be VP why don't you ask them what experience does Barrack Obama have to be President.....please somebody ask this just once!

-Obama doesn't have anymore experience than Sarah Palin. I 'm so sick of Hollywood liberals and have heard many other people voice the same comment. Just because Palin doesn't believe anything and everything goes is why they don't like her. Conservative americans want more Hollywood conservatives to step forward and voice their opinions. It may not be considered the most popular thing to do but it will be the most respected.

-So what if a few Hollywood liberal turds don`t like Sarah Palin. If I were a woman, I would be jealous too. Since when did the great Messiah,Obama get experience?.
He did do a great job building a temple for himself in that stadium .
I love all the grandiose promises he makes. There are just so many I cant keep track . Hang in There John McCain. You truly are a great American.

-I am sorry but no. Obama is not that intelligent. He has had everything handed to him in his life. How else do you think he became President of the Harvard Law Review without actually writing anything for it? How else do you think he has been able to be the presidential nominee of a major party after so few years in the Senate?

-He isn't a genius. Any of the choices of his which have been revealed to the public (picking Biden, attending Rev. Wright's church, becoming friends with Bill Ayers, hanging around with Tony Rezko) have shown his poor decisionmaking.

-It is easy to seem smart when the media worships you regardless of how the facts actually play out.

-Now everyone has seen how hateful some people in Hollywood are. Matt Damon, George Clooney, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar - hateful and bigoted. It is a lesson to the rest of us - who these people really are and NOT to go see their movies or buy their DVDs and to not buy the magazines or newspapers that promote them. LESSON LEARNED.
[The Envelope]

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Barack Obama, William Ayers, and ACORN - this can't be ignored

The relationship the media tells you doesn’t matter, and Obama refuses to reveal the full details on. Well, here are more details for those undecideds. Think before you vote. [stoptheaclu]

Watch this video and take its message seriously. Think, America, think!

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National Review: Doesn’t Fancy Obama Know That HE Could’ve Been Aborted?

Over on the spastic Corner blog at National Review Online, famous conservative Ed Whelan has brought up a very interesting point about the great hypocrite, Barack Obama: that if Roe v. Wade had come to pass but a few Earth-years earlier, the terrible fetus Barack Obama would have almost surely been aborted faster than your average prep school broken-condom demon zygote. Because his mother was a dumb feminist liberal, of course, and all she wanted to do was kill her Barry before too many of his cells duplicated into viable human features. Think about it. It means… nothing. This argument is balls.

OMFG read this, what the hell:

Nearly 48 years ago, a young woman, not yet 18, became pregnant in her freshman year of college. Living in a time and place in which abortion was generally illegal, she proceeded to marry the father of her child and gave birth to a son. Perhaps she would have done so irrespective of the abortion laws at the time, even if, say, she lived in a legal culture that celebrated abortion as a fundamental right. Very possibly not. (I haven’t found any statistics on the percentage of pregnant college freshmen who abort their pregnancies, but indirect indications suggest that it’s very high.)

Barack Obama may actually believe, as he stated yesterday, that Roe v. Wade “was rightly decided.” But it may be very lucky for him, as the son born of that woman, that it hadn’t been decided a dozen or so years earlier.

That Obama may owe his very life to a pre-Roe legal regime that banned abortion is, to be sure, not necessarily a reason that he should favor that regime (though I can’t help noting that Justice Thomas’s critics recklessly accuse him of hypocrisy for opposing racial-preference plans that they say he benefited from). But it ought to lead Obama and others to think more carefully about the valuable role that protective abortion laws play. [NRO]
Indeed, liberals, think of all the other awesome people that have probably been smushed up by some doctor with a vacuum ever since Roe v. Wade. Could there possibly have been a Jesus II that was unwittingly trashed? Or a Mitt Romney SPACE VERSION? Just think about how sad all you liberals would be now if Obama’s mother had put the kibosh on Fetus Barry before you had any idea who he was. You would cry all day. You would CRY ALL DAY like little dumb regulation fairies, which you are.[Wonkette / Brian Beutler]

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Obama, the "most committed" abortion-rights candidate

Catholics who compromises their beliefs by supporting the most committed abortion-rights candidate does not have the true faith in their hearts. Obama catholics are the so-called "Buffet Catholics" or "Catholics in name" only - because they pick and choose what they want to believe - and those who support Obama, pick and choose abortion. If you read along the line, this is one of the changes he promises - but he does it in a subtle way - and once abortion is legalized, it will allow women have abortion as they wish. This is totally wrong and this is not Catholic, not God's at all.

Ab. Chaput calls Obama ‘most committed’ abortion rights candidate since 1973

Archbishop Charles ChaputDenver, Oct 17, 2008 / 07:14 pm (CNA).- In Denver this evening, Archbishop Charles Chaput spoke to a group dedicated to promoting the “genius of women” and what they contribute to society. During his talk, Chaput sharply disagreed with Doug Kmiec’s promotion of Sen. Obama, calling him the “most committed ‘abortion-rights’ presidential candidate … since the Roe v. Wade abortion decision in 1973.”

The Archbishop of Denver began his thoughts by offering what one of his friends calls his “Litany to the IRS”: “I’m not here tonight to tell you how to vote. I don’t want to do that, I won’t do that, and I don’t use code language -- so you don’t need to spend any time looking for secret political endorsements.”

Moreover, Chaput emphasized that what he had to say was “as an author and private citizen” and not on behalf of “the Holy See, or the American bishops, or any other bishop, or even officially for the Archdiocese of Denver.” He did, however, say that he believes that he believes his views are “pretty solidly grounded in Catholic teaching and the heart of the Church.”

After speaking about the role of Catholics in the public square and why he wrote his recently published book “Render Unto Caesar,” Chaput then turned to how it has been treated by Pepperdine Law School professor Douglas Kmiec.

“I began work on ‘Render Unto Caesar’ in July 2006. I made the final changes to the text in November 2007. That’s a long time before anyone was nominated for president, and it was Doubleday, not I, that set the book’s release date for August 2008,” he noted.

“So -- unlike Prof. Douglas Kmiec’s recent book, ‘Can a Catholic Support Him? Asking the Big Question about Barack Obama,’ which argues a Catholic case for Senator Obama -- I wrote ‘Render Unto Caesar’ with no interest in supporting or attacking any candidate or any political party,” Chaput explained.


While noting that “Prof. Kmiec has a strong record of service to the Church and the nation in his past,” Chaput took exception to Kmiec’s claim that “his reasoning and mine are ‘not far distant on the moral inquiry necessary in the election of 2008’.”

“Unfortunately, he either misunderstands or misuses my words, and he couldn’t be more mistaken,” Chaput stated.

Archbishop Chaput even further specified his stance saying, “I believe that Senator Obama, whatever his other talents, is the most committed ‘abortion-rights’ presidential candidate of either major party since the Roe v. Wade abortion decision in 1973.”

“Despite what Prof. Kmiec suggests,” he continued, “the party platform Senator Obama runs on this year is not only aggressively ‘pro-choice;’ it has also removed any suggestion that killing an unborn child might be a regrettable thing. On the question of homicide against the unborn child – and let’s remember that the great Lutheran pastor Dietrich Bonhoeffer explicitly called abortion ‘murder’ – the Democratic platform that emerged from Denver in August 2008 is clearly anti-life.”

Chaput also addressed Kmiec’s assertion that there are “defensible motives” to support Obama. “Speaking for myself,” he said, “I do not know any proportionate reason that could outweigh more than 40 million unborn children killed by abortion and the many millions of women deeply wounded by the loss and regret abortion creates.”

The archbishop also offered his analysis of Catholics who argue that “Senator Obama is this year’s ‘real’ prolife candidate.” For Catholics to believe this “requires a peculiar kind of self-hypnosis, or moral confusion, or worse,” he stated.

Such a portrayal of the “2008 Democratic Party presidential ticket as the preferred ‘prolife’ option is to subvert what the word ‘prolife’ means,” he charged, pointing his audience towards Prof. Robert George’s essay “Obama’s Abortion Extremism,” which was published earlier this week on the web site of The Public Discourse.

Groups friendly to the Democrat Party such as “Catholics United and Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good” were also criticized by Chaput.

In his words, they have “done a disservice to the Church, confused the natural priorities of Catholic social teaching, undermined the progress prolifers have made, and provided an excuse for some Catholics to abandon the abortion issue instead of fighting within their parties and at the ballot box to protect the unborn.”

According to Archbishop Chaput, there is irony to be found in all of the arguments being made by Catholics in favor of Sen. Barack Obama—none of them are new. “They’ve been around, in one form or another, for more than 25 years.”

“All of them seek to “get beyond” abortion, or economically reduce the number of abortions, or create a better society where abortion won’t be necessary. All of them involve a misuse of the seamless garment imagery in Catholic social teaching. And all of them, in practice, seek to contextualize, demote and then counterbalance the evil of abortion with other important but less foundational social issues.”

“This is a great sadness,” Chaput said.

“Meanwhile, the basic human rights violation at the heart of abortion – the intentional destruction of an innocent, developing human life -- is wordsmithed away as a terrible crime that just can’t be fixed by the law. I don’t believe that. I think that argument is a fraud. And I don’t think any serious believer can accept that argument without damaging his or her credibility. We still have more than a million abortions a year, and we can’t blame them all on Republican social policies. After all, it was a Democratic president, not a Republican, who vetoed the partial birth abortion ban – twice.”

Archbishop Chaput, did not flinch from calling out those Catholics who are uncomfortable with fighting against abortion. Describing the cause as “not the kind of social justice they like to talk about,” he alleged that, “It interferes with their natural political alliances.”

The novelty to Catholic Obama supporters’ approach, explained the archbishop, is “their packaging,” charging that they have mimicked the abortion lobbies’ attempt to undermine the bishops teaching authority in the 70s.

“I think it’s an intelligent strategy,” he commented, adding, “I also think it’s wrong and often dishonest.”

Chaput also disputed the charge leveled by some, including Prof. Nicholas Cafardi, who claim that the struggle over abortion is legally lost. These people “are not just wrong; they’re betraying the witness of every person who continues the work of defending the unborn child. And I hope they know how to explain that, because someday they’ll be required to,” he said.

The archbishop closed his remarks on political life by noting that the country is undergoing difficult times and that “a deep spirit of conflict and anxiety” has crept into this election in particular. Nevertheless, Chaput pointed to Christ saying, “I do believe Scripture when it tells us not to be afraid. God uses each of us to renew the world if we let him.”


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If you agree with the parents in this video, then McCain is your man

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McCain is man of honesty and integrity, a true hero

It's all over the news and internet media, Obama is not telling us the truth, again.

Saturday, October 18, 2008
Secret Service May Be Upset Obama's Politicizing Unfounded Deaththreats
Posted by: Amanda Carpenter at 6:54 PM
If a evidence of a death threat is never found, but liberal reporters think they heard it, does Obama get to politicize it?

Fair or not, Obama's doing it. And Newsweek reports an anonymous Secret Service official is none too happy Obama brought up rumors of an unfounded death threat made against him at a McCain-Palin rally during the last presidential debate.

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British Couple Sentenced to 3 Months for Sex on Dubai Beach

A British couple has been sentenced to three months in jail for having sex on a Dubai beach this summer. This can be expected to happen to a couple who gets drunk in public places and unable to control themselves.

Judge Hamdi Mustafa Abu el-Khair sentenced Michelle Palmer and Vince Acors to the prison term, as well as a fine of $350 and deportation from Dubai after having served their sentence.

Neither defendant was in court to hear this morning's verdict, which defense lawyers have vowed to appeal.

Palmer, 36, has been suffering from severe anxiety and depression. She had been excused from appearing in court by doctor's orders.

The couple was arrested in July and charged with sex outside marriage, public indecency and drunkenness.

However, their sentence is seen as relatively light, given that they could have faced several years in jail for their crimes.

Their case has become a symbol of a clash of cultures that has pitted Dubai's Western expat majority against the conservative laws enforced by Emirati rulers.

Analysts here say their punishment is meant to strike a balance — by showing that expats must respect local laws, while maintaining the Emirate's image of being welcoming to Westerners. [FOXNews, /
'Sex on Dubai beach' couple Michelle Palmer and Vince Acors jailed]



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Did Brad Pitt cheat on Jennifer Aniston?

Angelina Jolie Says She and Brad Pitt Fell in Love While Filming 'Mr. and Mrs. Smith'

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt have always maintained he never cheated on then-wife Jennifer Aniston during the filming of their movie, "Mr. and Mrs. Smith," but Jolie admitted to the New York Times they did fall in love on set.

"Not a lot of people get to see a movie where their parents fell in love,” the 33-year-old actress told the newspaper about looking forward to the day her children can watch the flick.

The Hollywood power couple have said there were sparks during the 2005 filming, but have never come out and said it was there where they fell in love.

At the time, Jolie was portrayed in the media as the man-eater who caused Aniston and Pitt to split.

Since then, Aniston has been through a series of high-profile relationships, included one with actor Vince Vaughn.

Most recently the former "Friend" is making headlines of her own with her on-again, off-again romance with singer/songwriter John Mayer. The two split in August, amid rumors she wanted to settle down and have a baby, but the past week they've been spotted together in Boston and New York.
[FOXNews]

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Bill Ayers at University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Canceled

This is very important to read. Get the complete story on Michelle Malkin's blog.

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Bill Ayers at University of Nebraska-Lincoln: Revolt brewing

What was University of Nebraska Lincoln thinking when they invited Bill Ayers to be their keynote speaker? People's anger were growing. Read complete story here.

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Say it ain't so Obama being exposed by a black man

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Obama will do anything to win

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If Obama wins, he will get all the honor he wanted, but will that save Americat?

Most people are very confused today. I even hear people say, if Obama wins, he will be honored in the history as the first Black American president. That’s fine and dandy but that's not what this election is all about in these hard times, so people should not focus on that at all. We are having crisis and we should be focusing more on who is more equipped to lead the country. First, Obama needs to assure us that he will be able to protect this country from terrorists and terrorisms; to make America a safe country to live in once again. But how can he when he was proven to have an association with some of them. America today is plagued with all kind of crisis and we cannot and should not entrust these crisis to someone who have not been there and have not done that. It's like, if you are critical and needs an open heart surgery or a heart transplant done to survive, won't you ask for a veteran surgeon or a surgeon fresh from college. Think about it, America, and please do the country a favor, weigh the pros and cons first before making your decision. Your choice can make or break this country. Don’t even think of Bush or the past, just think of the future. Do not just listen to what the media is saying, do your own math and research. Also, it’s not right and not fair to punish McCain for the mistakes or neglect the Bush administration were being accused for.

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McCain on attacking Obama, he (McCain) was just telling us the truth

ABC7 conducted their own Fact Check and said that Obama was not telling the truth about Acorn; much more with Ayers. Obama, many times, he would change his sentence, I guess like depending on where the win blows. But will Americans believe a smooth talker more than a doer. Obama can talk nice, yes, but it's McCain who can do the job.

ACORN’s Political Action Committee Endorsed Barack Obama For President. “[A]CORN’s political action committee endorsed Barack Obama for President. … The endorsement reflects a belief that Obama – who worked as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago – understands that change must come from the ground-up, as part of a working coalition, rather than from position papers.” (Katrina Vanden Heuvel, Op-Ed, “ACORN: Obama Gets It,” The Nation, 2/23/08)

Barack Obama’s Campaign “Paid More Than $800,000″ To ACORN For Get-Out-The Vote Efforts; The Campaign Originally “Misrepresented” The Group’s Work To The FEC. “U.S. Sen. Barack Obama’s presidential campaign paid more than $800,000 to an offshoot of the liberal Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now for services the Democrat’s campaign says it mistakenly misrepresented in federal reports. An Obama spokesman said Federal Election Commission reports would be amended to show Citizens Services Inc. — a subsidiary of ACORN — worked in ‘get-out-the-vote’ projects, instead of activities such as polling, advance work and staging major events as stated in FEC finance reports filed during the primary.” (David M. Brown, “Obama To Amend Report On $800,000 In Spending,” Pittsburgh Tribune Review, 8/22/08)

Barack Obama Directed Project Vote And Later Taught Classes For “Future Leaders Identified By ACORN And The Centers For New Horizons.” “In 1992 Obama took time off to direct Project Vote, the most successful grass-roots voter-registration campaign in recent city history. Credited with helping elect Carol Moseley-Braun to the U.S. Senate, the registration drive, aimed primarily at African-Americans, added an estimated 125,000 voters to the voter rolls–even more than were registered during Harold Washington’s mayoral campaigns. ‘It’s a power thing,’ said the brochures and radio commercials. … Obama continues his organizing work largely through classes for future leaders identified by ACORN and the Centers for New Horizons on the south side.” (Hank De Zutter, Op-Ed, “What Makes Obama Run?” Chicago Reader, 12/8/95)

· In 1992, Barack Obama Was Hired By ACORN To Run A Voter Registration Effort. “Indeed, Mr. Obama has extensive connections with the granddaddy of activist groups, Acorn (Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now), which has gotten millions in government grants for its low-income housing programs. In 1992, Acorn hired Mr. Obama to run a voter registration effort. He later became a trainer for the group, as well as its lawyer in election law cases. Acorn’s political arm has endorsed Mr. Obama while its ‘voter education’ arm has pledged to spend $35 million to register people this fall — despite a history of vote fraud scandals that have led to guilty pleas by many Acorn employees.” (John Fund, “Obama’s Liberal Shock Troops,” The Wall Street Journal, 7/12/08)

Barack Obama Was Part Of Team Of Lawyers Who Represented ACORN In A Suit Against The State Of Illinois. “Obama was part of a team of attorneys who represented the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in a lawsuit against the state of Illinois in 1995 for failing to implement a federal law designed to make it easier for the poor and others to register as voters.” (Mike Robinson, “Obama Got Start In Civil Rights Practice,” The Associated Press, 2/20/07)

ACORN Received Grants From The Woods Fund When Barack Obama Served on The Board Of Directors

· The Chicago ACORN Received Grants Of $45,000 (2000), $30,000 (2001), $45,000 (2001), $30,000 (2002), And $40,000 (2002) From The Woods Fund. (Donors Forum Website, ifs.donorsforum.org, Accessed 6/10/08)

· NOTE: From 1993 To 2002, Barack Obama Served On The Board Of Directors For The Woods Fund. (Tim Novak and Fran Spielman, “Obama Helped Ex-Boss Get $1 Mil. From Charity,” Chicago Sun-Times, 11/29/07)
[Michelle Malkin]

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On Obama's wealth sharing plan: can he start with Oprah's wealth?

Here are some comments I've gathered in the internet in connection with the final debate, particularly Obama's wealth sharing plan.

Obama wants to TAX JOE the Plumber and me. Obama can’t blame Mccain for what he and the Dems in Congress have done in the last 2 years. I can’t believe the people of this Country are so stupid tha they will listen to him!!! Go McCain!!!!!!

What Obama suggest is everyone who works hard to get ahead should give their money to the lazy people who don’t want to work. It means we need to pour more money into the welfare roles by upping our taxes. By the way has Obama ever held a real job?

So if you succeed, don’t expect to enjoy your success because under Obama’s administration, you have to share your hard work success to others. And if you are that ‘others, I think Obama wants your future is assured so you need not work hard. It simply means: it’s ok to be lazy for the money will come your way at the expense of the hard working Americans.

If Osama is elected, hide your money — ’cause his peeps are gonna want some of it. It’s payback time.

McCain blasts Obama for his “spread the wealth around” ideology. I want Joe the Plumber to spread the wealth around. Why would you want to increase anyone’s taxes right now? I’m not going to do that in my administration.
Obama invokes his friend, billionaire Warren Buffett in response.
Not such a bright move there, Barry.
We’re talking about a plumber and Obama leans on one of the richest men in the world as a crutch?
McCain: We need to cut people’s taxes, create jobs, not “spread the wealth around.”
Good. He drove that nail.

I was going to vote for McCain / Palin, but after hearing Obama’s plan, I’ve changed my mind. My spouse and I work hard and earn a middle class income. After paying medical costs, education costs, dole out money for food / gas / heat and clothes for our children, we have a few dollars to stow away for retirement. WHAT IS OUR PROBLEM???? Under Obama’s new “spread the wealth” plan, I’m quitting my job and letting the government pass me some of my neighbor’s wealth!!! Come on, fellow Conservatives, get with the hip, new popular dude pulling the wool over our eyes (/sarcasm)

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The Final Debate: McCain won and nailed Obama big time

The final debate was the best and the best of McCain. After hearing tonight's debate, I have totally forgotten that he lost in the first two. The most popular remark tonight:

Sen. John McCain played offense against Sen. Barack Obama during much of the final presidential debate as he challenged his rival on his policies, judgment and character.

Obama said that he is the candidate who can bring "fundamental change" to the country and continued to try to link McCain to President Bush.

In one of the more forceful moments of the debate, McCain turned to Obama and said, "I am not President Bush."

"If you want to run against President Bush, you should have run four years ago. I'm going to give a new direction to this economy and this country," the Arizona senator said. Watch McCain say he's no Bush

McCain aides said they had been working on him to be more explicit in drawing a distinction between himself and Bush.

It is not right to punish McCain for the mistakes of the Bush Administration and McCain's remark hit the spot and I guess we will never hear that issue from Obama ever again.

The poll said that Obama won the final debate. Of course, because the debate watchers in the poll were 40% Democrats and 30% Republicans.

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Obama does not believe in American Dream - Joe the plumber

Barack Obama does not believe in American Dream - straight from Joe Wurzelbacher, the plumber in an interview by Pam Meister.

Well that was actually my intent. Most people, you ask them “do you believe in the American Dream?” Nine times out of ten they’ll sit there and go, “Yeah, of course!” That’s where he messed up, because as soon as I asked him that, his answer shows that he doesn’t believe in the American Dream. You know, like the question you asked before – he pretty much contradicted himself. “I don’t want to punish you but – “ Well, you’re going to anyways.
There’s a lot of things I wish McCain would say. As far as this, yes, I would like him to speak. Not so much about small businesses, but just people in general that make this money. It’s not up to them to help America, I mean – let me rephrase that. It’s not – they shouldn’t be taxed more because they’ve succeeded. That’s envy and jealousy. Get off your butt and go work. Don’t sit there and expect the government to give it to you. So I wouldn’t mind him speaking on it like that. I know he couldn’t say it probably like that because that’d turn a lot of people off. But it just – yeah, I guess I would like him to speak about that and a bunch of other things. I’d like to hear him talk about immigration and what he plans on doing about that and with our borders. I mean, there’s a lot of things that haven’t even been addressed in the last two debates.
[Read the complete interview at the Family Security Matters]

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Tina Fey On Sarah Palin: "If She Wins...I'm Leaving Earth"

Tina Fey told TVGuide she'll be "done" if John McCain and Sarah Palin win the election next month.

The "SNL" veteran who has come back to play the Republican Vice Presidential candidate (and whose own show, "30 Rock," is still nowhere to be seen), said, "We're gonna take it week by week. If she wins, I'm done. I can't do that for four years. And by 'I'm done,' I mean I'm leaving Earth."

Fey also said it's a busy but exciting time for "SNL."

"Election time is always good for [SNL] and this is a bonkers election," she said. "And that lady is a media star. She is a fascinating person, she's very likeable. She's fun to play, and the two bits with Amy [Poehler], that was super fun," Fey says.

Ok then, goodbye, Tina Fey!

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Breaking away from Politics to have some Halloween Dogs fun

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The contrast between McCain-Obama, Palin-Biden

America faces a financial crisis which has thrown many millions of citizens into a great loss of confidence. McCain announces that he is going to Washington, suspending his campaign, and will be working to find a way to restore the faith of these frightened Americans who fear that another Great Depression is right around the corner; Obama pauses. Which will help him win more votes, going ahead with the debate sans McCain, or looking statesmanlike and joining McCain? Forget the long term consequences of the bailout (trust me, Obama never thought of those at all) or the wrangling over details of the bailout (Obama, in a pinch, can always vote "Present.") What does hesitancy say about Obama, the man? In time of national disaster, Barack Obama looks at us as voting blocs and not as human beings. Why? He will do anything to win.

The contrast between McCain and Obama is stark. The man who stayed in the horrors of Hanoi as a matter of honor faces the man who has never met an honor that he understood. The man who would rather lose an election than have his country lose a war faces the man who would watch amused as his countrymen descend into economic terror provided that his calculated neglect won him a few national percentage points.

The contrast between the vice presidential choices of McCain and Obama is just as stark. The woman who took on her own political party and who gave birth to a son with Down syndrome, because she believed abortion was wrong, faces a man who plagiarized in law school (so he could get his degree), who copied the speeches of Neil Kinnock (so he could win votes), and who seems to have never met an honorable sacrifice worth embracing.

The lust for power is not change. That lust is as old as history. It does not carry the seeds of hope within it. However packaged, the personal ambition to win at any cost is as ancient as lying, as old fashioned as theft, as commonplace as ward heelers. Electing men who figuratively will throw anyone under the bus to win, including, literally, their grandmother and their pastor, can never bring anything good. Such people do not just believe the grand malediction, "The end justifies the means," but they believe that they, personally, are that end.

Men who will do anything to win will end up doing nothing good at all. In college, it seems, Obama heard and spoke the word "power" as normal people would speak or hear the words "soul" or "honor" or "God." Power, alone, counts to him. He will do anything to win power, and men who will do anything to win power will do anything at all.[Taken from The Unspoken Campaign Message of Obama Bruce Walker is the author of Sinisterism: Secular Religion of the Lie, and the recently published book, The Swastika against the Cross: The Nazi War on Christianity]

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What an Obama Administration Might Look Like

With the media having all but declared Barack Obama the winner in the presidential election, it could be time to consider what an Obama administration might look like.

The Vice-President, of course, would be Joe "I'm not the guy" Biden, but here are some suggestions for other positions.

Secretary of State: Barack Obama.

Since Obama has already committed to meeting directly with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the rest of the world's worst despots without pre-conditions, he has for all practical purposes named himself Secretary of State. This position would be superfluous. Instead, he could fill that seat at the cabinet table with a new position: Minister of Propaganda.

I suggest that the first official Obama Minister of Propaganda be Keith Olbermann. This would formalize Olbermann's current role for Obama's campaign and would also allow Olbermann to continue in his position at MSDNC.

Education Secretary: Bill Ayers.

Obama co-chaired co-chaired the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, or CAC, with the unrepentant terrorist, who also hosted Obama's political kickoff at a function in Ayres' home. According to Stanley Kurtz ,writing in the Wall Street Journal, Ayres, "founded CAC and was its guiding spirit. No one would have been appointed the CAC chairman without his approval." And, "Ayers is the founder of the 'small schools' movement (heavily funded by CAC), in which individual schools built around specific political themes push students to 'confront issues of inequity, war, and violence.' He believes teacher education programs should serve as 'sites of resistance' to an oppressive system."

Secretary of the Treasury: Franklin Raines.

After all, if Barney Frank and Chris Dodd are allowed to continue as Washington power players despite their role in the financial mess, why shouldn't this Obama advisor be brought back into the fold? Besides, Raines might be running low on the $90 million he raked in while driving Fannie Mae into the ground, after spending "$4.9 million for 'a three-bedroom, seven-bath penthouse condominium' in Washington's Ritz-Carlton Residences."

Secretary of Defense: Ayres could also be a fit here, since he has some personal knowledge of the Pentagon. After all, "I bombed the Pentagon," he told The New York Times in an article that appeared on 9/11 as terrorists flew a jetliner into the building and brought down the World Trade Center. But Education seems a better fit for Ayres. So...

John Murtha.

Sure, the general public might not be happy with his accusations that American troops in Iraq "killed innocent civilians in cold blood" but Murtha would sit well with George Soros and the rest of Obama's base. Besides he's Chairman of the House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee, and we all know how important Defense is to House Democrats.

Attorney General: Chris Dodd.

He's an attorney and he's going to need a new job since he has announced he won't run for re-election to the Senate in 2010. Besides Dodd and Obama have some close ties. Jim Johnson, whom Obama named to head his Vice-Presidential search committee, is also a former head of Fannie Mae who skipped out with millions And no American politician received more campaign cash from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac than Dodd. Although Obama came close. And in a much shorter period of time.

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development: Tony Rezko.

Since Rezko, made the first substantial political donation to Obama's initial run for office and, along with a partner, contributed $50,000 to Obama over the years, some payoff is probably due. Housing would be a logical position given Rezko's role in Obama purchasing his mansion, in a questionable transaction.

Secretary of Energy: How about Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz?

She has been an active and highly visible advocate for Obama, with multiple appearances on MSDNC and elsewhere and should be rewarded for that. Besides, her views on key energy issues seem to correspond to Obama's. She helped kill a 2005 bill that would lift the ban on offshore drilling because "it provides a financial incentive for states to do so."

Secretary of Homeland Security: Jeremiah Wright.

Americans are suckers for public reconciliations. Why else would aging rockers spend millions for all those rock band reunion tours? A Cabinet spot for the good reverend would give us all a warm fuzzy feeling--which is, after all, what Democrats are all about. And what better spot for the man who preached to Obama and fellow congregation members that 9/11 was "America's chickens ... coming home to roost"?

William Tate is an award-winning journalist and author.

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What if Obama is a Muslim? A commentary

I stumbled upon this commentary by Campbell Brown saying “so what if Obama were a Muslim or an Arab”. My take on this is that, it’s not more of whether Obama is a Muslim or not – as I agree that it really should not matter - but more of what his beliefs were if he was one. I’m maybe mistaken, but as far as I know, America is a Christian country and we have so many very painful experiences in the hands of terrorists who happened to be Muslims, but perhaps not the same kind you’ll find in your own neighborhood. I guess my point is, if Obama were a Muslim, how much do we know about his beliefs, because the danger lies more on what’s hidden and that’s what made this issue an issue. So, I guess the question for America is “if Obama were a Muslim, are we ready to be lead by a Muslim at this time with complete trust and confidence? or do you feel the need to be healed first”. If, at the back of your mind you still have some lingering doubts, think harder before voting.

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Palin Accidentally Reprimands Her Own Supporters (just a misunderstanding)

Palin accidentally aeprimands her own supporters and that's all that there is to it, it's accidental due to misunderstanding. No big deal. It can happen to any speaker who can't hear each other when attendance is overflowing.

From CBS News' Scott Conroy:

(RICHMOND, VA.) - Protesters at Sarah Palin’s rallies can always expect to be shot down with some choice words from the candidate. But at a rally here today, the confused Alaska governor mistakenly issued a stern rebuke to her own supporters.

The outdoor crowd was so massive that many were unable to hear Palin speak, so about midway through the Alaska governor’s remarks, some of them tried to take matters into their own hands, shouting in unison, “We can’t hear you!”

When that didn’t get the candidate’s attention, they tried a new tactic.

“Louder!” they shouted.

Palin appeared flustered as she stopped reading from the prepared remarks, which were coming across her teleprompter.

“I would hope at least that those protesters have the courage and the honor of thanking our veterans for giving them the right to protest!” she admonished the confused crowd.

Palin’s husband Todd tried to put an end to the awkward episode by approaching his wife on stage and telling her, “They just can’t hear you back there. That’s it.”

Palin responded, “OK. I’m doing that,” and then continued with her stump speech
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Bits and Pieces: Still Hillary Clinton

A Weekend in Pennsylvania. You can sense the optimism of the Democrats. Much as they try, they can't disguise it.

There remains a residual fear that once again people will stay at home on election day, particularly if the weather is bad.

The other fear concerns race, that some working class Democrats won't vote for a black candidate. The issue is openly discussed and no-one knows what part it will play in the silence of the voting booth.


This afternoon we were in Scranton, where Bill and Hillary Clinton appeared with Joe Biden and his wife Jill. There are still people who voted for Hillary in the primaries but are resisting voting for Barack Obama. We met a biker called Joe who was precisely in that position. He said he'd supported Hillary but was worried about Obama's background.
Hillary still has strong support in places like Scranton. She was met with long chants of "Hillary, Hillary, Hillary". So, even though the polls are encouraging, the Democrats are deploying the Clintons to try to target white, working class voters. [Gavin Hewitt]

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Obama supporter's vulgar anti-Palin shirts extremely below the belt

Obama supporter's vulgar anti-Palin shirts were extremely below the belt, offensive and destructive. They have obviously crossed the line. Most of the language and photos used were hard to swallow. It's sexist and demoralizing to women in general. This is the dirtiest and most offensive campaign ever.

Watch the video. The start is a little bit slow but will play.



I am only posting this here to show you how dirty the Obama campaign is. Some of the words have been covered because they were too vulgar.
 

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Candidates differ on female draft

- But the two presidential candidates disagree on a key foundation of any future draft: Mr. Obama supports a requirement for both men and women to register with the Selective Service, while Mr. McCain doesn't think women should have to register.

Also, Mr. Obama would consider officially opening combat positions to women. Mr. McCain would not. [Jerome L. Sherman, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]

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A cartoon of Barack Obama and friends

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New impeachment complaint filed vs President Gloria Arroyo

A new impeachment complaint against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo was filed Monday morning accusing her, among others, of betrayal of public trust.

Jose 'Joey' de Venecia III, Iloilo Vice-Governor Rolex Suplico, and public interest lawyer Harry Roque led the filing of the complaint at the House of Representatives secretary-general's office at 7:40 am.

It was endorsed by Bayan Muna Reps. Satur Ocampo, Teddy Casino, and Gabriela Rep. Liza Maza.

In an interview with DZMM, De Venecia said the more than 100-page complaint will "stand on its own merit" and is backed by evidence.



De Venecia said the impeachment complaint is also part of citizens' battle against corruption and poverty.

He expressed hope that more citizens and civil society organizations will support the impeachment complaint.

De Venecia and the other complainants were at the House of Representatives as early as 6 am to make sure they would be the first to file the impeachment complaint.

Only one impeachment complaint against the president is allowed each year, and only the first valid complaint will be entertained by the House of Representatives under its rules.

The impeachment complaint accuses Mrs. Arroyo of betrayal of public trust after she approved the National Broadband Network (NBN) telecommunications deal with China's ZTE Corp., saying that the deal was overpriced by at least $130M.

Other grounds included in the complaint are:

culpable violation of the Constitution for approving the Northrail rehabilitation project;
numerous human rights violations;
graft and corruption for her administration's involvement in various irregularities including the P728M fertilizer scam, P2B swine scam; and,
alleged ballot-switching in the 2004 presidential election.
Impeachment complaints filed against President Arroyo in 2005, 2006 and 2007 all failed to get the needed one-third votes of the House of Representatives.

Iloilo Vice Gov. Rolex Suplico, Joey de Venecia and Atty Harry Roque hold copies of signed impeachment complaint (Ocotber 13, 2008)
In an interview with radio dzMM, Prof. Harry Roque of the UP College of Law, said that even if previous impeachment complaints have not been successful, they felt it was their civic duty to still file a new one.

Roque said the new complaint is different from the ones filed in 2005, 2006 and 2007 since the cases on Northrail, swine scam, and fertilizer scam have all been documented by the Commission on Audit.

"All of these have COA reports...These reports are conclusive," he said.

The human rights complaint, Roque said, has also been backed by the investigation done by a UN special rapporteur who found that the government had been remiss in its duty to protect the rights of citizens in cases of extra-judicial killings and involuntary disappearances.

Roque said they have been assured by the House of Representatives that their complaint was the first valid one to be accepted by the lower house.

Thus, if the House of Representatives opts to reject the complaint, it will have to do so on the basis of merit and not on technicalities.

The impeachment complaint filed in 2005 by lawyer Oliver Lozano was defeated basically due to technical deficiency rather than on merit.

"The House will be forced to look into the merits of the complaint," Roque said.

He said an impeachment complaint filed by Lozano last August 2008 was returned to him by the House of Representatives since the one-year ban on the filing of a new impeachment complaint had not yet lapsed. It also lacked endorsement by a member of the lower house.

The one-year ban lapsed last October 11.

Meanwhile, De Venecia is concerned that the impeachment proceedings may not push through given the increasing number of Lower House members who support the move for charter change to extend Mrs. Arroyo’s presidential term.

The son of former House speaker Jose de Venecia Jr. failed to file the impeachment complaint on Saturday because House Secretary General Marilyn Yap was not in her office. -- with a report from WILLARD CHENG, ABS-CBN News

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