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Obama’s Prayer Approved For Publication

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 29, 2008

A Ma’ariv spokesman was quoted in the Jerusalem Post as saying that “Barack Obama’s note was approved for publication in the international media even before he put in the Kotel, a short time after he wrote it at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem.” The paper added that is was “pleased” with its “journalistic accomplishment.”

The campaign might be less pleased with another pronouncement by Maariv: “In any case,” the spokesman said, “since Obama is not a Jew, publishing the note does not constitute an infringement on his right to privacy.

Source: Israel Insider

Related: Belief Net
Related: Atlas Shrugs

Commentary

The prayer should not have been published. I know I would not have allowed my prayer to be published, and the very fact that Obama’s Campaign had copies of the prayer to hand out to media outlets mocks the nature of man’s relationship to God:


[Update as to Maariv’s statement as published in Haaretz on July 28: “Obama’s note was published in Maariv and other international publications following his authorization to make the content of the note public. Obama submitted a copy of the note to media outlets when he left his hotel in Jerusalem.”]

This stinks of a cynical manipulation of the media on a scale that reminds of one other:

It’s something to think about.

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Barack Obama Loves Communist Ideas

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 27, 2008

For those who claim to love liberty, consider these words of Barack “Fidel Castro” Obama:

Basically, what Obama is talking about is creating a Committee for the Defense of Liberal Ideology and Political correctness funded by a half trillion taxpayer dollars. National Security for this crowd is not about stopping terrorists from killing our children. National Security means to teach our children to understand the terrorists and their motivations so that our children can learn how to live their lives submissively so as not to offend the sensitivities of the very sensitive America haters.

Their version of National Security is to force you to act for the common good of society and not in your own best interest. Since this goes against human nature, the half trillion dollar “Civilian National Security Force” will have to force Americans to change their nature and create a new citizen that is self sacrificing and collective in nature-an ant-like new man, like Che’s and Fidel’s new man.

Source: Babalu Blog

More, from another source:

In his campaign document entitled “The Blueprint for Change: Barack Obama’s Plan For America,” Obama’s “Service” section runs a close second to “Education” in complexity. But, with his Colorado Springs’ statement, it grabbed first place in its projected costs to taxpayers. Obama did the cost projection himself.

He plans to double the Peace Corps’ budget by 2011, and expand AmeriCorps, USA Freedom Corps, VISTA, YouthBuild Program, and the Senior Corps. Plus, he proposes to form a Classroom Corps, Health Corps, Clean Energy Corps, Veterans Corps, Homeland Security Corps, Global Energy Corps, and a Green Jobs Corps. Here a corps – there a corps – everywhere a corps corps.

So it made sense in Colorado Springs when he said his call to community service “will be a central cause of my presidency.” He couldn’t be clearer in signaling his intentions, including a Social Investment Fund Network to link local non-profits with the federal government.

The entire plan is breathtaking in its scope. But it does not, as at least one internet writer has suggested, portend a “giant police force.” It would be easier to rebut if it did. As it is, it’s silly stuff born of naively fanciful dreams.

Senator Obama aims to tap into the already active volunteerism of millions of Americans and recruit them to become cogs in a gigantic government machine grinding out his social re-engineering agenda. It’s Orwellian-like, with a novice social activist’s mentality at the helm…

Source: American Thinker

Commentary

I can think that an Obama Presidency would combine the very worst aspects of FDR’s experiment in socialism and Woodrow Wilson’s experiment in fascism:

Indeed, in a disturbing 1890 essay entitled Leaders of Men, Wilson said that a “true leader” uses the masses of people like “tools.” He writes, “The competent leader of men cares little for the internal niceties of other people’s characters: he cares much–everything–for the external uses to which they may be put…. He supplies the power; others supply only the materials upon which that power operates…. It is the power which dictates, dominates; the materials yield. Men are as clay in the hands of the consummate leader.” So much for the dignity of each person!

These are going to be some of the points I will be hammering home to people in the days until the election…and, for the life of me, I cannot understand why someone would vote for Bob Barr when their vote would be better served casting it for the only person in a position to defeat Barack Obama…John McCain.

Listen to the opening monologue from Friday night’s Old Glory Radio Show:

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Communism, Concepts, John McCain, Progressives | 2 Comments »

Is Snopes in the Tank for Obama?

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 26, 2008

Ever wonder if something silly that came in the mail is true or not? If you have, you may have headed right on over to Snopes.Com to check it out. See if it was valid. See if it was a hoax. You trusted the trusty debunking of email myth by the Snopes.Com tribe. Well, you now have to be careful what you believe from Snopes.Com.

Obama wound up canceling a trip to visit wounded soldiers in Germany when he learned he could only do it in his official capacity as a Senator and he could not bring along his blabbering, loving horde of media. He worked out instead during that time. A fact.

But now, the ‘Progressive Regressive Immature Children of the Scorn’ PRICS are quoting a Snopes.Com article to say a ‘blow off’ isn’t so.

Never mind the topic. For that matter, never mind the country. To PRICS, context has a way of just getting in the way. After the PRICS have changed the context to match the topic (a favorite pastime for them, otherwise known as ‘spin’, perpetrated by SPIN PRICS) they are proceeding to act as if it matters, which is how SPIN PRICS manage to justify themselves.

We have Snopes.Com accepting an email forwarded from one of the Democratic Underground SPIN PRICS, writing up a nice ‘debunking’, and the SPIN PRICS grab it as if it was real, to point out how ‘Obama never did ‘blow off’ soldiers. Very few of them bother to notice it was in Afghanistan, and the context in the news is Germany, of if they do, it doesn’t matter.

To determine whether Snopes.Com is in the bag for Obama, just take a look at their items. Look at ‘The Natural’ from an email in July 23, 2008 an old topic, just now being reviewed? Or how about July 9, 2008’s ‘Campaign Contributions’ a false article gave Snopes.Com the opportunity to push the Obama line. “57 States” is not only true, it is true more than once, but instead of stating whether it is true or not, Snopes.Com gives excuses for Obama, he was tired. 57 and one more to go, and he was tired.


Source: Lee Hempfling on Red State

Commentary

If this is true, it would ruin the reputation of Snopes. Of course, it would lend credence to the whole Obamessiah meme.

I have inquired as to the disposition of this…let’s see if I hear anything back.

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John Edwards Caught With Mistress And Love Child!

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 22, 2008

The married ex-senator from North Carolina – whose wife Elizabeth continues to battle cancer — met with his mistress, blonde divorcée Rielle Hunter, at the Beverly Hilton on Monday night, July 21 – and the NATIONAL ENQUIRER was there! He didn’t leave until early the next morning.

Rielle had driven to Los Angeles from Santa Barbara with a male friend for the rendezvous with Edwards. The former senator attended a press event Monday afternoon with L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on the topic of how to combat homelessness.

The bad news…this comes from the National Enquirer.
Hat Tip: The Drudge Report

The Good News…it will likely remove him from Barack Obama’s short list of Vice Presidential candidates.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Corruption, Democrats, Gossip, John Edwards, Progressives | 1 Comment »

TIME Magazine: "We Love High Gas Prices!"

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 17, 2008

I kid you not, and they prove it by coming up with an article entitled Ten Things You Can Like About $4 Gas.

Here are their ten things (read the article for their excuses):

  1. Globalized Jobs Return Home
  2. Sprawl Stalls
  3. Four-Day Workweeks
  4. Less Pollution
  5. More Frugality
  6. Fewer Traffic Deaths
  7. Cheaper Insurance
  8. Less Traffic
  9. More Cops On The Beat
  10. Less Obesity


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All these things add up to one thing, the TIME is in the tank for the Democrats, and the Democrat goal of controlling every aspect of your lives. Remember how the Legacy Media strated running stories about how good it was to lie, and the benefits that came from lying when it became apparent to all that Bill Clinton was lying about Monica Lewinsky?

This is the same sort of thing. Expect future articles on how sitting down with muggers over a cup of coffee is good for you and the mugger, and how Obama bin Laden is just a misunderstood Freedom Fighter who should be invited to sit down with President Barack Osama to “find common ground”. (Yes, I really wrote an intentional Spoonerism).


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Hamid Karzai: Pakistan Is The Source Of Terrorism In My Country

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 16, 2008

A portion of the transcript:

Hamid Karzai: The problem of terrorism, as it is affecting Afghanistan, is not entirely an Afghan problem. As a matter of fact, a greater part of this problem is a regional problem, and a greater part of this problem is unfortunately coming to us from Pakistan. So the Americans, the international coalition – when they say they are continuing to work in Afghanistan, and yet the security is not there, they are right, because they have not gone to the right place to fight terrorism.

Interviewer: Which is?

Hamid Karzai: Which is the sanctuaries that the terrorists have in Pakistan.

Interviewer: But Pakistan, actually, recently… I have noticed that there is a very strong declaration from the Afghan government against Pakistan. You have accused the Pakistani government of being behind your attempted assassination, the last one, and the most dangerous thing is that you have threatened that you would go behind the borders just to find Al-Qaeda, and Taliban as well, which means you will go to Pakistan. Right now, Mr. President, if you don’t have the power to secure the situation in Afghanistan, do you think you have the power to go behind the border?

Hamid Karzai: When I said that Afghanistan would go in self defense beyond the Durand Line, [it] was in response to a statement that came from terrorist networks from Pakistan, from someone called Baitullah Mahsoud – you must have heard of him, and from someone called [Maulana] Fazlullah. They declared that they would cross the border and come into Afghanistan, to kill Afghans and the international troops. Now, for me, the president of a sovereign country – when there is a threat issued to me beyond my borders by someone, what is my responsibility?

Interviewer: That’s right, but the question is: Do you have the power? Can you do it?

Hamid Karzai: The power is the power of the government, of the institutions of the government, and of the people. Afghanistan is known in history – and Afghanistan has proven that in history – that when the Afghan people decide to defend themselves, they always win – as we have always won.

Source: MEMRI TV clip of excerpts from an interview with President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai, which aired on Dubai TV on July 14, 2008.

Watch the interview.

Commentary

The War on Terror (World War IV) is not limited to fighting against governments (such as Omar Mohammed’s Afghanistan and Saddam Hussein’s Iraq, or Syria, Iran, North Korea, Sudan…etc), but also against organizations that are not governments. In this war, the umbrella organization called al-Qaeda is an enemy, as are Hamas, Hezbollah, Fatah, Abu Sayyaf, Jamaat ul Fuqra, and dozens of other terror groups worldwide.

Fighting this war to a successful conclusion will involvemany things, but one of the most important ingredient is not allowing terrorists to have sanctuary anywhere in the world. They must always be pursued, and never allowed to rest or re-build their strength.

Previously, the Democrats have agitated for more troops to go to Afghanistan. Wanna bet they’ll change their minds once they realize there might be some possibility of going into Pakistan to fight the terrorists, even as the presumptive nominee of the Democratic Party, Barack Obama, once suggested?

Posted in Afghanistan, Barack Obama, Concepts, Pakistan, Terrorism, World War IV | 2 Comments »

Keep The Change, Obama: FISA

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 14, 2008


Senator Obama voted against immunity before he voted for it. Priceless!

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Mccain vs Obama: It’s Character, Stupid!

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 2, 2008

The recent allegation by General Wesley Clark that John McCain’s service means little in leadership experience compared to Obama rings very false.

What? Since when does being a street organizer for the corrupt Marxist ACORN count as a prerequisite to become Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America?

I say that it all comes down to character, or in Obama’s case…the lack therof.

When John McCain was captured, he underwent severe hardship and nearly died from his wounds from his crash in a lake, and the beating he took after he extricated himself from the lake.

When he was offered early release by his captors (who had intended it as a cynical ploy to show the rest of the POWS that the elites always received better treatment at the expense of everyone around them), he refused…saying that he would not accept an offer of release until everyone who had been captured ahead of him was released first.

He was beaten again and again for that decision. He endured beatings and torture for his men, for those who served around him, and for the United States of America.

That takes character. That takes Honor. John McCain did his duty, and more. He bled for his men, he bled for his country.

Now, on to the character of Barack Obama.

Throughout his life…there is one common denominator. He has associated with people who could help him get ahead, and when he was done with them, he threw them every last one under the bus of his ambition.

And no one had to beat Obama to get him to abandon his associates.

That tells me all I need to know about the differences between the two men.

Posted in 2008, Barack Obama, Concepts, John McCain | 2 Comments »

Obama Birth Certificate Shenanigans?

Posted by Thunder Pig on July 1, 2008

The Birth Certificate supplied by Barack Obama is not a Certified Copy. More on this:

“That strongly suggests that Daily Kos obtained the image from Photobucket, not the State of Hawaii, the Obama family, or the Obama campaign. Photobucket is not generally known as a credible supplier of official vital records for any of the fifty states, and the liberties that other Photoshoppers took with the certificates confirms this.

“Some of these oddities surfaced in Israel Insider’s previous article on the subject, but new comparative documentary evidence presented below, and official verification obtained by Israel Insider from a senior Hawaiian official, provides the strongest confirmation yet.

“An authentic Hawaiian birth certificate for another Hawaiian individual has since surfaced which, using the same official form as the presumptive Obama certificate, includes an embossed official seal and an authoritative signature, coming through from the back. Obama’s alleged certificate lacks those features, and the certificate number referencing the birth year has been blacked out, making it untraceable.

”Janice Okubo, Director of Communications of the State of Hawaii Department of Health, told Israel Insider: “At this time there are no circumstances in which the State of Hawaii Department of Health would issue a birth certification or certification of live birth only electronically.” And, she added, “In the State of Hawaii all certified copies of certificates of live birth have the embossed seal and registrar signature on the back of the document.”

–==SNIP==–

Research has since uncovered the law, in force at the time of Obama’s birth, that were he to have been born in another country, his young American mother’s youth extended time abroad would not suffice to make him a “natural born citizen.” Even if he were naturalized later — and there is no evidence that he was — he would not be eligible to run for the office of president and — if forgery or misrepresentation were involved — he and his staffers might find themselves facing stiff federal and state charges.

Source: Israel Insider (go take a look at the photos on that website)
Hat Tip: Quinn & Rose

Commentary

This could just be a case of extreme incompetence on the part of Obama’s staff. There could also be other reasons for the cover up. Obama’s out of wedlock birth could have resulted in the father’s name being left out due to uncertainty who the father was, or he could have been listed as an Arab or Muslim, or may not be listed as Barack Obama, Sr.

If Obama was born outside the USA, according to laws in effect at the time of his birth, he would not be a natural born citizen andhe would be ineligible to be President due to his mother’s extended time abroad prior to his birth.

My chief suspicion is that it may be either extreme incompetence on Obama’s staff or to cover up embarrasing information on the Birth Certificate. Just like in Nixon’s case, the cover up becomes a greater crime than any actual crimes committed.

This would also be quite revealing about the character of Barack Obama.

I also note that Hillary Clinton is technically still in the race…for those of us who were involved in situations in Arkansas in the 1980’s…we remember that the Clintons have returned from the dead before… (cue spooky music)

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My Middle Name Is Sidney

Posted by Thunder Pig on June 30, 2008

Emily Nordling has never met a Muslim, at least not to her knowledge. But this spring, Ms. Nordling, a 19-year-old student from Fort Thomas, Ky., gave herself a new middle name on Facebook.com, mimicking her boyfriend and shocking her father.

“Emily Hussein Nordling,” her entry now reads.

With her decision, she joined a growing band of supporters of Senator Barack Obama, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, who are expressing solidarity with him by informally adopting his middle name.

The result is a group of unlikely-sounding Husseins: Jewish and Catholic, Hispanic and Asian and Italian-American, from Jaime Hussein Alvarez of Washington, D.C., to Kelly Hussein Crowley of Norman, Okla., to Sarah Beth Hussein Frumkin of Chicago.

Source: New York Slimes

Whadda buncha idiots!

Guess that backs up the observation that Republicans vote with their heads, and Dumb-o-crats vote with their hearts.

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