Thursday, October 2, 2008

Magna Carta - A living Document?

It boils down to this: Republicans have a war hero running for president, Ronald Reagan reincarnated as a woman running for vice president, and an opponent in Barack Obama who has voted 97% of the time in lockstep with the failed leadership of the do nothing Democratic Congress, The Dem Congress has failed to pass an energy bill, has failed to stop earmarks and pork barrel spending, and has failed to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq with the result that we won the war that the Dems in Congress said was unwinnable! They bring bills to the floor secretly. They fail in their trust to America (are you listening, Dodd? Rangel? Pelosi?) All this from the most “ethical and transparent” Congress eva.

Republicans are on the right side of all of the truly big issues of the day: Winning the war on terror; cutting pork barrel spending; vetoing all bills that have earmarks; supporting choice in education; stopping efforts to increase taxes; promoting even more free trade; appointing judges who will not legislate from the bench; passing a comprehensive energy bill that includes more drilling, more nuclear power, development of shale oil, and development of wind and solar; supporting the Bill of Rights (mostly); recalibrating the tax code; and creating a culture of life in which child rearing and raising a family is supported and not looked down on.

Palin/McCain !!!! oops.

Just Suppose...

Suppose you are a white, church-going, bible-believing citizen in a country that has prided itself in its inventiveness, its literacy, its art, its culture, its glory in past wars and its superpower status.
Say that you saw powerful corporations and their cronies who are in positions of political power grab control of your democratic nation’s legislature, judiciary and military by the use of deceptive propaganda and rigged elections. Suppose that you and your fellow citizens were being consistently lied to about your nation’s foreign policy.

Say that these business and political leaders somehow gained control of the highest executive office in the land and then started taking away, in rapid succession, the civil rights of many of your nation’s citizens. Suppose that the installed leader started accusing progressive, peace-loving citizens of being traitors; started silencing dissenters and imprisoning people of conscience; started purging anti-fascist resistance groups and co-opting the "liberal" press; and started censoring out opposing opinions from the public consciousness

Suppose the artists, song-writers, poets, film-makers and creative thinkers of your nation were all silenced, drugged or imprisoned.

You would be in 1930s Germany and the anti-democracy tyrants would have been Adolf Hitler and his henchmen. So now the question becomes: what would you have done if you were a 1930s-era German seeing your democratic nation going fascist?

If you thought you were reading about the Klinton years or the Bush years, then you have some serious voting thought to apply before Nov 4.

Did Obama win the Dabate?

"When two opposing sides of an argument are presented, one by an honest man and the other by a liar, the liar usually wins, simply because he is not inhibited by the truth."

The Guru

Vote for the Anointed One? Are you kidding?

Even though he waxes Maoist in his rhetoric lately concerning the bailout – he wants, after all, to eradicate the free-market philosophy (and how pray tell, does one do so? Burn books? Persecute believers? Jail proponents? Sounds like…. Mao!) What it is, exactly, that he has actually done to be qualified, besides hang out with known terrorists, slum lords, racists and liars, to earn his vaunted “presidential credentials”.

1. Occidental College records — Not released
2. Columbia College records — Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper — ‘not available’
4. Harvard College records — Not released
5. Selective Service Registration — Not released
6. Medical records — Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule — ‘not available’
8. Law practice client list — Not released
9. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate — Not released
10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth — Not released
11. Harvard Law Review articles published — None
12. University of Chicago scholarly articles — None
13.Record of baptism — Not released or ‘not available’
14. Illinois State Senate records — ‘not available’

Tell me again why he thinks ANYONE should vote for him?