Friday, May 30, 2008

Al Qaeda, Nukes & US

Al-Qaeda's terrifying vision of a devastated America in the wake of a nuclear attack

Washington is laid to waste. The Capitol is a blackened, smoking ruin. The White House has been razed. Countless thousands are dead.

This is the apocalyptic scene terrorists hope to create if they ever get their hands on a nuclear bomb.

Al Sahab puts out more than 80 'officially sanctioned' videos a year to keep up the propaganda on the West. And the Internet shows how easy it is to stir up militancy. One message with the Washington picture said: 'The next strike's in the heart of America. When? When? When? And How?'

Last night FBI sources said Al Qaeda was desperate to get its hands on a weapon of mass destruction, be it nuclear, chemical, or biological.

So far that is only a dream... or, as this picture suggests, a nightmare.

But remember, al Qaeda is made up of patriots only wanting America out of the Middle East and Asia so that they can bring peace and honey to the regions.

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She may need airfare.

Scott Soros McClellan

The Company Scott Keeps

"Grandma" Carole Keeton Strayhorn, "Carole Keeton McClellan", "Carole Keeton Rylander", Republican, Democrat and Independent, depending on the campaign.

Spring, 1981: Mayor McClellan celebrates election to her third term, with her mother Madge Keeton and three sons – Scott (left), Mark (right center) and Brad McClellan (nearly hidden between Carole and Mark).

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Last American To Leave Miami Should Grab The Flag & Turn Off The Lights

In Miami, Spanish is becoming the primary language
Melissa Green's mother spoke Spanish, but she never learned - her father forbid it. Today, that's a frequent problem in this city where the English-speaking population is outnumbered.

The 49-year-old flower shop owner and Miami native said her inability to speak "espanol" makes it difficult to conduct business, seek help at stores and even ask directions. She finds it "frustrating."

"It makes it hard for some people to find a job because they don't speak Spanish, and I don't think that it is right," said Green, who sometimes calls a Spanish-speaking friend to translate for customers who don't speak English.

"Sometimes I think they should learn it," she said.

"The Anglo population is leaving," said Juan Clark, a sociology professor at Miami Dade College. "One of the reactions is to emigrate toward the north. They resent the fact that (an American) has to learn Spanish in order to have advantages to work. If one doesn't speak Spanish, it's a disadvantage."

La Scala Loves Theater

La Scala to stage Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'

And Inconvenient Truth is nothing, but theater. Bad science. bad theater.

Drill Here, Drill Now, Pay Less

via Tony Phyrillas

Click HERE to force Congress to stop aLgorasming at our expense and lower the cost of gas and our dependence on foreign interests.

Let's start a petion for new refineries as well. Maybe build a wind farm in the halls of Congress. That alone should be good for continuous mega watts. It's a start.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The Media's Iraq: Cognitive Dissonance & Groupthink

UPDATE: Gateway Pundit has more on the subject pointing out that success in Iraq has caused the media to drop coverage by 92%. Of course let if they can get a really good picture of an American soldier doing something bad or getting horridly dismembered, well, then we're talking huge coverage.

If Iraq Bleeds It Leads. Since It Ain't, The Surge Must Be Working

Over the Memorial Day weekend we went to the graves of my parents. Both of my wife's parents are alive (and kicking up a storm) and she is kind enough to want to share in my desire to honor and attempt to continue to involve my parents in our life.

Each veteran's grave displayed a flag. Most monuments for veterans entombed there have some denotation of their service. For my family in this cemetery this meant their service in the War of 1812, Mexican American War, the Civil War, the Spanish American War, WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam. Other ancestral veterans are buried in their ancestral homes in Massachusetts, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia while some are buried in lost graves in foreign lands.

My father's monument simply has a MD after his name. As a veteran of two wars and as a civilian he was first and foremost a surgeon and a healer, a physician. As usual, we took a flag to display on his grave, but there was already one in place. I am awed and humbled that the different veteran's groups took the time to make sure that each veteran would be so honored.

The cemetery was a sea of flags. And families. And flowers, new plantings of trees and bushes and groups of people cleaning, looking and interacting with each other. Some were silent, some sharing, some smiling and many celebrating. Celebrating life and lives. Celebrating freedom, celebrating their loved ones and what their loved ones loved.

As Americans they understood. There was no moral relativism. As a good parent unequivocally loves their child, a good citizen loves their country so. If there are warts, fix them, but still love. If they are sometimes wrong, teach them, but still love. I was taught that a good man can be beaten down, but he can't be kept down. It seems so as well for America.

Vietnam veterans were offered no parades. Most Americans do not know it, but neither were Korean veterans given the respect they deserved by a war weary nation. A brother-in-law was spit on in San Diego in 1970, my sister was knocked to the ground and after my brother-in-law protected her, he was arrested. It was in California and he had been discharged only hours before. In court there were protesters and street theater as the judge called him a militaristic bully and found him guilty.

"Historians" say events such as this never happened. It does not equate to their narrative. Most of these "historians" are wannabe reporters reporting history as they see it just as many reporters are wannabe "historians" wanting to write their own history.

As I sat with my wife observing history and the present played out in this cemetery I thought to our current situation in Iraq, Afghanistan and other places in the War on Terror and wondered where our national voice had gone off track. Whoa, so many thoughts, so many trails of worry, so I focused on why all of these people in this cemetery didn't seem defeated and tired as they remembered family and honored veterans. I knew why I didn't, but not them, so I asked them.

There were many answers that seemed to boil down to a disdain or weariness with the nay-sayers in position of power and in the press. Some still yell at their televisions during the news while others have given up all together reading, hearing or watching the news. I asked then how do they know that things have changed or did they know that things have changed. They knew. Some use the Internet, some hear from friends and many learn from family members and members of family friends. A high school classmate wearing a Recon cap asked that I forgive him, "but the press are all alike. They are shit who spit on the dead to assuage their own shame."

Assuage their own shame, a phrase that sat me back. I have learned of fifth columnists, traitors and useful dupes, but "assuaging their own shame" implied that the press knows. If the press knows, then why? Why would they not report that which they know to be true. My wife offered the Stockholm theory which works to a point, but being a hostage to an academic system and then an editorial hierarchy implies that the editors know. Chicken/egg and all that, but still where does one go to get instruction on what to write or, more importantly, what not to write. It is not just the media, so what or where does this anti-military and anti-American victory come from?

Cognitive dissonance is a psychological state that describes the uncomfortable feeling when a person begins to understand that something the person believes to be true is, in fact, not true. Similar to ambivalence, the term cognitive dissonance describes conflicting thoughts or beliefs (cognitions) that occur at the same time, or when engaged in behaviors that conflict with one's beliefs. In academic literature, the term refers to attempts to reduce the discomfort of conflicting thoughts, by performing actions that are opposite to one's beliefs.

This leads some people who feel dissonance to seek information that will reduce dissonance and avoid information that will increase dissonance. People who are involuntarily exposed to information that increases dissonance are likely to discount that information, either by ignoring it, misinterpreting it, or denying it.

Symptoms of group think
In order to make groupthink testable, Irving Janis devised eight symptoms that are indicative of groupthink (1977).

1. Illusions of invulnerability creating excessive optimism and encouraging risk taking.
2. Rationalising warnings that might challenge the group's assumptions.
3. Unquestioned belief in the morality of the group, causing members to ignore the consequences of their actions.
4. Stereotyping those who are opposed to the group as weak, evil, disfigured, impotent, or stupid.
5. Direct pressure to conform placed on any member who questions the group, couched in terms of "disloyalty".
6. Self censorship of ideas that deviate from the apparent group consensus.
7. Illusions of unanimity among group members, silence is viewed as agreement.
8. Mindguards — self-appointed members who shield the group from dissenting information.

Leaving that cemetery I remembered that in remembering the past, one finds the path to the future. The truth shall set you free, but apparently it isn't helping our free press with the truth.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Obama Doesn't Remember Hate, Corruption & Billionaires, But He Remembers Childhood In Indonesia

Speaking today in Florida to the Cuban American National Foundation concerning his desire to ease relations with communist Cuba, Obama remembers his childhood and how men came in the night to take people away. Normally his memory isn’t quite that good.

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But, as a six to ten year old, Obama remembers that a knock on the door in the night in Indonesia by uniformed men caused fear.

I grew up for a time in Indonesia. It was a society struggling to achieve meaningful democracy. Power could be undisguised and indiscriminate. Too often, power wore a uniform, and was unaccountable to the people. Some still had good reason to fear a knock on the door.

Of course, Obama also doesn’t remember how we got to this point in our relationship with Cuba. Real facts seem to always get a tad hazy for Obama.

Gateway Pundit has a few other things Obama forgets, like his close relationship with terrorists.

Rove Will Steal Obama's Election Win

This Ain't Hell has up a piece so troofer as to appear to be satire.

Andrea Mitchell uses the media's truth that the 2000 and 2004 elections were stolen by Rovian forces embedded in governments large and small that targeted key parts of the electorate spanning the North American continent. Just as there is "proof" that the hole in the side of the Pentagon was not large enough to have been made by an airliner, the valiant forces of truth and liberalism has "proof" that these Rovian forces, so well trained as to operate on auto pilot, will deny the Obammessiah the election in 2008. The godhead will have her will undone by false God fearing right wing messianic posers.

Read it here:

The Election Will Be Stolen, Again!

What will the electorate be denied by such a false and manipulated election that will deny the citizenry the hope of an Obama ascendancy?

Just how has that “Sweeping Change” in 2006 worked out so far?

1) Consumer confidence stood at a 2 1/2 year high
2) Regular gasoline sold for $2.19 a gallon
3) The unemployment rate was 4.5%

Since voting in a Democratic Congress in 2006 we have seen:
1) Consumer confidence plummet

2) The cost of regular gasoline soar to over $3.50 a gallon
3) Unemployment is up to 5% (a 10% increase)
4) American households have seen $2.3 trillion in equity value evaporate (stock and mutual fund losses)
5) Americans have seen their home equity drop by $1.2 trillion dollars

America voted for change in 2006, and we got it!

Epiphany! Bush lied and the truth died for our sins to allow the Obamessiah to shepherd truth to his people for sweeping change through his disciples Reid and Pelosi.

Personally, I am so thankful that Hillary is continuing her windmill tour AND that Ron Paul is burrowing his way into the nomination to tear the masks off all the false prophets leaving him alone to bask in the divine light of the anointed.

Witness the Divine Comedy.

UPDATE: IT HAS BEGUN! The evil empire that resides in the bowels of our government stands at the prescipice of truth and looks down into its undoing!

House panel subpoenas Rove

Reason 666 Not To Vote For Obama

Next Stop, Supreme Court?

It's likely that the next president will face at least one Supreme Court vacancy. Obama should promise Hillary Clinton, now, that if he wins in November, the vacancy will be hers, making her first on a list of one.

Obama and Clinton have wound up agreeing on nearly every major issue during the campaign; at the end of the day, they share many orthodoxies. Unless the Supreme Court were to get mired in minuscule details of what constitutes universal health care, Obama could assume that he'd be pleased with most Clinton votes, certainly on major issues such as abortion.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Congress Screw Public And Blames Oil Execs

Let's see. Did the oil companies prevent themselves from drilling on and around the North American continent? When did the oil companies decide to make it unprofitable and impossible to build new refineries? I can't remember when the oil companies created the regulatory nightmare that they work under, but maybe Leahy and Kohl can slip me a note on this. I hope they add a paragraph in their note that explains when the oil companies elected a bunch of pandering liberal numbnuts to Congress so they could have their business regulated and taxed almost out of existence. Maybe include a P.S. on boutique gas mixtures for hypocritical left coast progressives deluding themselves into believing their doing something for Mother Earth.

Congress grill oil execs over perceived injustices to the working class
Political leaders in Washington gave big oil executives an earful Wednesday. Oil industry executives can expect another rough reception when they go before a House panel this morning.
They want to know what's caused the recent spike in oil and gas prices.

"You speak of this current upcycle. What a nice nice term, and I suppose we can tell our constituents when they find they cannot afford to go to work because of the price of gas, 'don't worry, you are in a current upcycle,'" Sen. Patrick Leahy said.

"Your industry has no problem in doubling your profits, tripling your profits. Even when prices at the pump go crazy, you have no problem in keeping up with your increasing profit," Sen. Herb Kohl said. "It doesn't seem fair, guys. It just doesn't seem fair."

No, it doesn't seem fair. Congress hamstrings business in general and the energy industry specifically and places the blame on them while screwing us. I believe that it is tradition, even when crude and oil are involved, that there should be some kissing first. Oh, and a desire to participate.

I'll be waiting by my mailbox for that note Pat and Herb. Might as well, I can't afford to drive anywhere because you people wouldn't know the working class from the politburo nor which one works and which one does not.

UPDATE: This ain't hell has some good stuff on this

Monday, May 19, 2008

"Lay Off My Hitman Wife"

Obama Warns GOP "Lay Off My Wife"

Sen. Barack Obama ripped into a Republican ad today that targets comments made by his wife, Michelle, and called the GOP tactic "low class" and "detestable."

The Illinois senator told "Good Morning America" that he expects hardball tactics from the Republicans if he becomes the Democratic presidential nominee.

"But I also think these folks should lay off my wife," he told "GMA" as his wife chuckled beside him.

So, Obama puts his wife out there to speak, as a strong independent woman, for the campaign to impress women and she says some really stupid thing which makes the Obama angry that people are taking what she say seriously so he says to lay off his wife because she, as an independent woman, is his wife and not part of the real campaign.

That should make women comfortable. At least it made Michelle chuckle. We'll always have that.

Ms Obama Upset

Dear World, May I Drive My Jeep Today?

Pitching his message to Oregon's environmentally-conscious voters, Obama called on the United States to "lead by example" on global warming, and develop new technologies at home which could be exported to developing countries.

"We can't drive our SUVs and eat as much as we want and keep our homes on 72 degrees at all times ... and then just expect that other countries are going to say OK," Obama said.

"That's not leadership. That's not going to happen," he added.

Obama wants to lead by following those he perceives as our betters throughout the world.

That's change I can't live with.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

The Messiah Mounts The Mound To Massage The Masses

Record Obama Crowd, the Size of a City
Sen. Barack Obama has seen his share of large crowds over the last 15 months, but his campaign said they have not approached the numbers gathered along the waterfront here right now.

The campaign, citing figures from Duane Bray, battalion chief of Portland Fire & Rescue, estimated that 75,000 people are watching him speak.

How many young girls had orgasms at concerts over "I want to hold your hand"? Though somewhat shallow, at least the Beatles had a long term sellable product and allure. Granted, it was with a crowd that could be fully entertained in an empty closet, but still...

Seattle Times Defends Hitler To Defend Obama Then Changes Editorial To Try And Defend Itself

via LGF

Bush, and His Use of "Appeasement"
Democrats are rebuking President Bush for saying in his speech to the Knesset, here, that to “negotiate with terrorists and radicals” is “appeasement.” The Democrats took it as a slap at Barack Obama. What bothers me is the continual reference to Hitler and his National Socialists, particularly the British and French accommodation at the Munich Conference of 1938.

What Hitler was demanding was not unreasonable. He wanted the German-speaking areas of Europe under German authority. He had just annexed Austria, which was German-speaking, without bloodshed. There were two more small pieces of Germanic territory: the free city of Danzig and the Sudetenland, a border area of what is now the Czech Republic.

We live in an era when you do not change national borders for these sorts of reasons. But in 1938 it was different. Germany’s eastern and western borders had been redrawn 19 years before—and not to its benefit. In the democracies there was some sense of guilt with how Germany had been treated after World War I. Certainly there was a memory of the “Great War.” In 2008, we have entirely forgotten World War I, and how utterly unlike any conception of “The Good War” it was. When the British let Hitler have a slice of Czechoslovakia, they were following their historical wisdom: avoid war. War produces results far more horrible than you expected. War is a bad investment. It is not glorious. Don’t give anyone an excuse to start one.

BUT the Seattle Times editor realized he was defending Nazism to defend Obama so he changed what he said to include not just one of the worst butchers of all time, but really a German national claim of inclusion of all German speaking people as a basis for taking land that was not their's. Kind of like La Raza thinks the Southwestern portion of America plus Claifornia should revert to Mexico.

Bush, and His Use of "Appeasement"
Posted by Bruce Ramsey
Democrats are rebuking President Bush for saying in his speech to the Knesset, here, that to “negotiate with terrorists and radicals” is “appeasement.” The Democrats took it as a slap at Barack Obama. What bothers me is the continual reference to Hitler and his National Socialists, particularly the British and French accommodation at the Munich Conference of 1938.

The narrative we're given about Munich is entirely in hindsight. We know what kind of man Hitler was, and that he started World War II in Europe. But in 1938 people knew a lot less. What Hitler was demanding at Munich was not unreasonable as a national claim (though he was making it in a last-minute, unreasonable way.) Germany's claim was that the areas of Europe that spoke German and thought of themselves as German be under German authority. In September 1938 the principal remaining area was the Sudetenland.

So the British and French let him have it. Their thought was: "Now you have your Greater Germany." They didn't want a war. They were not superpowers like the United States is now. They remembered the 1914-1918 war and how they almost lost it.

In a few months, in early 1939, Hitler ordered the invasion of what is now the Czech Republic—that is, territory that was not German. Then it was obvious that a deal with him was worthless--and the British and French did not appease Hitler any more. Thus the lesson of Munich: don't appease Hitlers.

But who else is a Hitler? If you paste that label on somebody it means they are cast out. You can't talk to them any more. And it has gotten pasted on quite a few national leaders over the years: Milosevic, Hussein, Ahmadinejad, et. al. In particular, to apply that label to the elected leaders of the Palestinians is to say that you aren't going to listen to their claims to a homeland. I think they do have a claim. So do the Israelis. In order to get anywhere, each side has to listen to the other. To continually bring up Hitler, the Nazis, the Munich Conference and “appeasement,” is to try to prolong the stalemate.

It is scary that Obama knows less about history than Bruce Ramsey which makes both of them unqualified to be president.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Who's To Blame For High Gas Prices?

Saudi oil output hike would not solve US problems: Bush
US President George W. Bush said on Saturday that a hike in oil output by Saudi Arabia would not solve American energy problems.

"It's not enough, it's something but it doesn't solve our problem," Bush told reporters in Egypt's Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh.

Bush said he was "pleased" with a Saudi decision taken on May 10 to increase its oil production by 300,000 barrels per day in response to customers, but said that he was "also realistic" about what the Americans should do.

"Our problem in America gets solved when we aggressively go for domestic exploration. Our problem in America gets solved if we expand our refining capacity, promote nuclear energy and continue our strategy for the advancing of alternative energies as well as conservation," he said. "One interesting thing about American politics these days is those who are screaming the loudest for increased production from Saudi Arabia are the very same people who are fighting the fiercest against domestic exploration, against the development of nuclear power and against expanding refining capacity."

Even if Saudi Arabia, Iraq, China and Russia starting pumping like mad our gas prices would remain high and going higher. It's called price competition worldwide. It is also called stupid liberal policies that have griped our country like a virus for over 30 years of energy legislation.

Our fuel problems are a direct result of modern American liberalism as seen through the eyes of an out-of-touch Congress, radical environmentalists squealing "wolf", the main stream media and a populous whose biggest mistake was believing all this crap. That belief was and is costing jobs, homes and money and will take 6 - 10 years to repair.

If, as it is being reported, the Democrats make major gains in the upcoming elections, the 6 - 10 year guesstimate is out the window which means America will be financially subservient to other countries for decades to come.

Be careful what you wish for.

Mickey Mouse Policing The Toons

U.N. racism investigator to visit U.S. from Monday
The United Nations said Doudou Diene would meet federal and local officials, as well as lawmakers and judicial authorities during the May 19-June 6 visit.

"The special rapporteur will...gather first-hand information on issues related to racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance," a U.N. statement said on Friday.

His three-week visit, at U.S. government invitation, will cover eight cities -- Washington D.C., New York, Chicago, Omaha, Los Angeles, New Orleans, Miami and San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Race has become a central issue in the U.S. election cycle because Sen. Barack Obama, the frontrunner in the battle for the Democratic nomination battle, stands to become the country's first African American president.

SENEGAL: Heavy handed response to food protesters
Protesters clash with riot police in the Senegalese capital, Dakar, during a march over the high cost of living in Nov 2007DAKAR, 31 March 2008 (IRIN) - A crackdown by police against Senegalese citizens who gathered in the capital Dakar on 30 March to protest the high cost of living was “brutal”, say human rights groups.

"The interior ministry or at least the police force believe that maintaining order means stepping up repression," Leonard Vincent, Africa director of the Paris-based group Reporters Without Borders, told IRIN. Police used tear gas and batons to disperse a demonstration organised by the national consumers' union to protest recent hikes in the prices of rice, oil and soap.

Authorities in Dakar said the demonstration had not been authorised. At least 24 people were arrested and many are still being detained, according to the Agence France Press. The Dakar-based African human rights coalition RADDHO (Rencontre Africaine pour la Défense des Droits de l’Homme) said in a statement on 30 March that it firmly condemns "unspeakable" acts by security forces which "violate" people's rights.

It likened alleged beatings with electric prods to "torture" and called for an investigation into "all acts of violence and poor treatment suffered by demonstrators".

Darfur force tainted by war crimes allegations
· Claims that deputy ordered Hutu killings· West reluctant to join peacekeeping mission

The deployment of an international peacekeeping force in Darfur was thrown into confusion yesterday by war crimes allegations against its proposed deputy commander.

The United Democratic Force-Inkingi, A Rwandan opposition group, accused Major General Karenzi Karake of responsibility for carrying out political assassinations and ordering reprisal killings against Hutus in Rwanda and Zaire in the years after the 1994 Rwandan genocide, when he was the country's chief of military intelligence.

I guess that is really unfair to the Toons.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Lori Drew Murderer

Lori Drew charged over MySpace suicide

She set out to get revenge for her daughter. Then went on to ridicule her victim and then suggest she kill her self and then cajole her, as a liar posing as a teen, to have greater impact to push her over the edge. She lied. She bullied. She was/is a bad person.

She is a murderer.

If she came after my daughter I'd hunt her like a bad habit.

She is not a protector. She is a person who should be convicted of murder.

Democrat Election Recession Gets Bad News

from The Wall Street Journal May 16, 2008

Home construction turned up unexpectedly in April and showed surprising vigor, making the biggest increase in two years, while building permits also rose, a sign of optimism for the sickly housing sector. Housing starts increased 8.2% to a seasonally adjusted 1.032 million annual rate, driven higher by a surge in apartment building construction, the Commerce Department said. Starts plunged by a revised 13.8% in March to 954,000. Economists expected April starts to drop by 1.4% to a 934,000-unit annual rate.

For more information, see:

After the housing investment (over) run caused prices to readjust housing starts and sales have been doing well here, but why let good news affect the bad news being pushed.

Gas Going Over $4.00

And this is what our beloved Democrat controlled Congress does.

Senate panel retains oil-shale moratorium

While China and the rest of the world drills right off our shores, Brazil's state-controlled oil company;

Petrobras Hires 80% of Deepwater Rigs, Inflates Rents.

Since Congress has been able to contain global warming inside the capitol building in DC, to protect us, maybe they should release some or allow more drilling to ward off all the cold we've been experiencing lately.

What a bunch of schmucks only dumber.

UPDATE: They are dumber.

12-06-01 US appears to have built its last refinery
No new refineries have been built in the US in the past 25 years. And petroleum industry experts say anyone would have to be crazy to launch such an effort -- even though present refineries are running at nearly 100 % of capacity and local gasoline shortages are beginning to crop up.

Why does the industry appear to have built its last refinery? Three reasons: Refineries are not particularly profitable, environmentalists fight planning and construction every step of the way and government red-tape makes the task all but impossible. The last refinery built in the US was in Garyville, Louisiana, and it started up in 1976. Energy proposed building a refinery near Portsmouth, Virginia, in the late 1970s, environmental groups and local residents fought the plan -- and it took almost nine years of battles in court and before federal and state regulators before the company cancelled the project in 1984.

Industry officials estimate the cost of building a new refinery at between $ 2 bn and $ 4 bn -- at a time the industry must devote close to $ 20 bn over the next decade to reducing the sulphur content in gasoline and other fuels -- and approval could mean having to collect up to 800 different permits. As if those hurdles weren't enough, the industry's long-term rate of return on capital is just 5 % -- less than could be realized by simply buying US Treasury bonds. "I'm sure that at some point in the last 20 years someone has considered building a new refinery," says James Halloran, an energy analyst with National City Corp. "But they quickly came to their senses," he adds.

Maybe we'll see the Obamanationaliztion of our oil companies as "conservatives" don't work hard to win or sit on their hands until November.

Who're the schmucks now?

UPDATE II: Webutante has some excellent thoughts.

How We Got to $4/Gal Gasoline and Rising: Reason #3, Supply

See # 1 and #2 as well.

Bush Profits From War, Again

Bush May Have Lost Wealth During Presidency

Speaking Of Talkin'

58% (Dixie). Barely into the Dixie category.

From the Harvard Computer Society Dialect Survey.

From An Ol' Broads Rambling

Denny Crane For President

I seldom watch TV, but....

He's pretty clear on the Second Amendment.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

The Fred Thus Spake

Many bloggers bitch just to hear their own voice or attract hits. What a waste.

Me, I believe in people. People organizing. People getting things done. People then going back to being individuals, which doesn't include forming a committee or a feel-good group, until they're needed again.

The Place to Discuss Our Fundamental Principles
Posted by: Fred Thompson at 9:59 AM

Spending some time on the campaign trail has confirmed a couple of thoughts I’ve had before I entered the Republican primary race.

First, conservatism is alive and well in America; don’t let anyone tell you differently. And by conservatism, I don’t mean the warmed-over “raise your hand if you believe …” kind of conservatism we see blooming every election cycle. No, I’m speaking of the conservatism grounded in principles based upon enduring truths: an understanding of the importance of human nature in the affairs of individuals and nations. Respect for the lessons of history, the importance of faith and tradition. The understanding that while man is prone to err, he is capable of great things when not subjugated by a too-powerful government. These are the principles that inspired our Founding Fathers, and resulted in a Constitution that delineated the powers of the central government, established checks and balances among the branches of government and further diffused governmental power by a system of Federalism.

Second, change – whether it “real change,” “bold change” or the “change we can believe in” variety others are selling – isn’t itself an innovative policy or a particularly strong leadership stance. In fact, from Burke to Buckley, there has been an acknowledgement that change in the political arena is inevitable and necessary, and we in the U.S. tend to experience it in regular, 2, 4 and 6 year intervals, so 2008 is hardly our first rodeo. The challenge for conservatives is calibrating whether the change being proposed is consistent with our principles and our philosophy, and whether that change is appropriate.

Our nation has some serious issues to work through for today … and for the next generation. Now isn’t the time for conservatives to be looking for a tailored message or a politically expedient route to victory if the end result is going to be the inevitable slide toward the liberalization and secularization of America, and the growth of government and loss of freedom that inevitably ensues. For us conservatives it must be about principles and policies that are grounded in freedom, free markets and the rule of law. That’s what I’ve been talking and writing about for the past few years, and that’s what I want to talk write about here on Townhall and in the new Townhall Magazine.

I joined Townhall and am writing exclusive commentaries for Townhall Magazine because I see them elevating the discourse on issues based on these principles -- smaller government, individual liberty, standing for common values that have become all too uncommon, a strong national defense and, most of all, an optimism and belief in America.

I’m glad to be back here in familiar territory, and we’ll be talking to you soon.

I'm glad as well.

Leadership Institute Coming To Ohio

Please pass this on to everybody you can including (conservative) groups.

Morton Blackwell's Leadership Institute, the premier campaign school, is coming to Columbus, Ohio on June 10th, 2008.

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Obama Gets Boost

Don't you?

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Democrats Backroom Deal To Avoid Looking Corrupt

Dann apparently seeks deal to quit
Facing impeachment, attorney general reportedly wants end to probe
Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann apparently is trying to negotiate the terms of his resignation, offering to quit if legislative leaders kill a bill that would authorize Inspector General Thomas P. Charles to investigate the scandal in Dann's office.

Apparently not wanting to look like corrupt backroom dealers the Democrats are making backroom deals as they look to November 2008.

I think Dann is just the tip of the iceberg.

Old Academy Building

Monday, May 12, 2008

Obama's Management Style - Blame Subordinates

Obama's incmpentent staff from Taxman Blog. It is enlightening. Go read.

Will the Obama blame a staffer for offering a Smithfield Ham to Ahmadinejad when they have a no-preconditioned pillow talk?

Just How Stupid Are Ron Paul Supporters?

Apparently this stupid.

Ron Paul's forces quietly plot GOP convention revolt against McCain
Virtually all the nation's political attention in recent weeks has focused on the compelling state-by-state presidential nomination struggle between two Democrats and the potential for party-splitting strife over there.

But in the meantime, quietly, largely under the radar of most people, the forces of Rep. Ron Paul have been organizing across the country to stage an embarrassing public revolt against Sen. John McCain when Republicans gather for their national convention in Minnesota at the beginning of September.

Paul's presidential candidacy has been correctly dismissed all along in terms of winning the nomination. He was even excluded as irrelevant by Fox News from a nationally-televised GOP debate in New Hampshire.

But what's been largely overlooked is Paul's candidacy as a reflection of a powerful lingering dissatisfaction with the Arizona senator among the party's most conservative conservatives. As anticipated in late March in The Ticket, that situation could be exacerbated by today's expected announcement from former Republican Rep. Bob Barr of Georgia for the Libertarian Party's presidential nod, a slot held by Paul in 1988.

They've had Ralph Nader. We've had Ross Perot cost us an election. It appears that now we have two men, Bob Barr & Ron Paul, I used to admire vying for the "Let's save America by screwing it" award.

We are yet to see just how many loons Barr can attract, but Paul has attracted buggy ones like a zapper on a hot humid evening. They are so buggy that they actually believe they are patriotic by helping Obama or Hillary win the White House. They are so buggy they believe their ideological purity forces them to throw our country to progressives because their "rightness" doesn't allow for any compromise.

They're also political babies that refuse to constructively work within the Republican party to change things as Reagan did. The little retards are miffed that none of the adults will listen to their swill so they're going to have a hissy fit to just show us all.

They're spoiled little brat traitors.

Too Funny

Dean Barnett at The Weekly Standard

Barack Obama, Imperialist?

By now you've seen the footage of Barack Obama ruing the fact that he hasn't been able to visit all 57 states in this great union of ours. If you haven't, scroll down a bit and read Goldfarb's post on the matter. I'll wait.

This faux pas is beyond weird; I know the guy is tired, but “How many states are there in America?” is the kind of question they ask you at the hospital after you've had a seizure to see if your brain is still working.

A good friend who wasn't aware that he diabetic almost went into a coma, but was brought back in time. He was asked by the attending doctor what day it was, what the year was and how many states there are in the United States. Groggily he answered the questions one by one ending with 49 states. The doctor asked him if he was sure to which he replied, "I've always had doubts about New Jersey."

Saving New Orleans By Destroying It

via Veritas et Venustas

Brad Pitt is trying to help. Help is building houses in the 9th Ward in New Orleans where if there is a major storm, hurricane or flood again, all the house will be destroyed again, but Pitt is trying to help. I wish he'd stop. I think a whole lotta people in New Orleans feel the same way, but some people have no choice but to go with Pitt because the city government is run by morons totally incapable of policing Mardi Gras let alone a city.

Forcing starchitects, as John Massendale calls them, on people is just wrong and egotistical. How do you save a neighborhood by making it what it never was? How do you save a neighborhood by building stupid, ugly little houses that will never be homes?


Russian upgrade

Newsweek's Newspeak Where Truth Is Bad

How Obama and his team will battle the GOP onslaught.
There are no screamers on Team Obama; one senior Obama aide says he's heard him yell only twice in four years. Obama was explicit from the beginning: there was to be "no drama," he told his aides. "I don't want elbowing or finger-pointing. We're going to rise or fall together." Obama wanted steady, calm, focused leadership; he wanted to keep out the grandstanders and make sure the quiet dissenters spoke up. A good formula for running a campaign—or a presidency.

It worked against Hillary Clinton, whose own campaign has been rent by squabbling aides and turf battles. While Clinton veered between playing Queen Elizabeth I and Norma Rae, Obama and his team chugged along with a superior 50-state campaign strategy, racking up the delegates. If the candidate seemed weary and peevish or a little slow to respond at times, he never lost his cool. But the real test is yet to come. The Republican Party has been successfully scaring voters since 1968, when Richard Nixon built a Silent Majority out of lower- and middle-class folks frightened or disturbed by hippies and student radicals and blacks rioting in the inner cities. The 2008 race may turn on which party will win the lower- and middle-class whites in industrial and border states—the Democrats' base from the New Deal to the 1960s, but "Reagan Democrats" in most presidential elections since then. It is a sure bet that the GOP will try to paint Obama as "the other"—as a haughty black intellectual who has Muslim roots (Obama is a Christian) and hangs around with America-haters.

Obama says he's ready for the onslaught. "Yes, we know what's coming," he told a cheering crowd as he won the North Carolina primary last week. "We've seen it already … the attempts to play on our fears and exploit our differences to turn us against each other for pure political gain—to slice and dice this country into Red States and Blue States; blue-collar and white-collar; white, black, brown."

Okay, what do we have here? For openers Obama is a quiet, thoughtful team player who values good advice which is "A good formula for running a campaign—or a presidency." By contrast all others pale when compared to his obviously competent leadership.

Next the Republican Party has been scaring voters since Richard Nixon. A double-good punch with scare and Nixon in the same thought mixed in with lies about Obama's religion which lessens Wright's odious thoughts and words. Not bad even for Newsweek when truth becomes bad and when the truth is used it is a scare tactic.

It's a wrap with Obama triumphantly facing down the Republicans continued attempts "to play on our fears and exploit our differences to turn us against each other for pure political gain—to slice and dice this country into Red States and Blue States; blue-collar and white-collar; white, black, brown."

Our fears? Would those be fears of what Obama will do as president? No, not at all because he is the best candidate. Obviously. It is also obvious to Newsweek's Obama campaign that Republicans need division and fear of a BLACK man who has a SECRET agenda of ISLAM to defeat the next JFK.

I really enjoy great campaigning especially when a campaign can seemingly pull everything together effortlessly, but when will Obama acknowledge this "in-kind" donation from their outside media consultants at Newsweek because this isn't reporting nor is it opinion. It's campaigning.

If the truth is bad then Newsweek should step up and admit it is bad to lie about those they want to defeat and it is bad to not be honest about their true role in this campaign.

HT to Gateway Pundit

The Clintons Spend Their Own Money?

Doubtful unless for the first time in their life they have their own money and they don't know what it is.

Is Hillary staying to force herself onto the ticket? She hates second fiddle plus Michelle doesn't like Hillary.

What is a scenario that would put Hillary back on top without hurting her. Simple.

Let's say Obama has the nomination in the bag. The super delegates have voted and Barack is the man, but the Clintonistas have some serious dirt on him, his wife or major people in his campaign that would cause Obama to step down before being officially nominated. This dirt cannot be released by the Clintons, that would hurt them so it is released in the press, maybe the foreign press and oh so reluctantly picked up by the MSM here. The kicker is the story is either attributed or strongly hinted to be the work of Republicans.

Obama goes down.
Hillary steps in to save the day as the nominee who will enact revenge for Obama.
Republicans get blamed.
Democrats keep and enlarge their minority vote.
Democrats enlarge their Independent vote.
Republicans lose everywhere for their "typical" dirty tricks.

The Clintons make all their money back.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

According To White Reporters, White-O-Cratic County Keeps Its Distance From Negroes

The main stream media loves blue/rust/black collar voters as long as those voters regurgitate what the main stream media expects. Otherwise it confuses them.

Democratic country keeps its distance from Obama

Like most people in Mingo County, West Virginia, Leonard Simpson is a lifelong Democrat. But given a choice between Barack Obama and John McCain in November, the 67-year-old retired coalminer would vote Republican.

“I heard that Obama is a Muslim and his wife’s an atheist,” said Mr Simpson, drawing on a cigarette outside the fire station in Williamson, a coalmining town of 3,400 people surrounded by lush wooded hillsides.

For the MSM we'll list the confounding problems:

Mingo County - not confounding - filled with people too stupid to buy opera tickets
West Virginia - not confounding - filled with people too stupid to buy a New Yorker
Coalminers - confounding - they used to be reliable. Union members should know better that racism doesn't preclude unionism. Unionism precludes racism.
Muslims - not confounding - We're so dumb we think Obama is a Muslim which bolsters semi-rich intellectuals thinking that they're smarter than us little folks.
Atheist - not confounding - We're so smart we think Michelle Obama is an atheist which bolsters semi-rich intellectuals thinking that they're smarter.
Cigarette - not confounding - If you like tobacco you are too stupid to exist. Period.
Fire Station - confounding - Great image, but you might be conservative. Shut up and smile.
Lush wooded hillsides - Thrown in because journalism teachers taught them that.

Liars - The reporters above.

Al Gore And His Errors Bore

35 Inconvenient Truths
The errors in Al Gore’s movie

First there was another ice age acoming, then just global cooling that changed to global warming which changed to climate change and all the while the level of man's evil has fluctuated.

A pox on all these losers.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Politburo Votes Dann A Non-Person

The Central Committe, just before affirming that every person is important except unborn babies, decided that Marc Dann is unimportant and a man without a party.

Marc Dann Booted from Democratic Party

FDR, HST & JFK Negotiation Models

Obama Needs a History Lesson

In his victory speech after the North Carolina primary, Sen. Barack Obama said something that is all the more remarkable for how little it has been remarked upon.

In defending his stated intent to meet with America's enemies without preconditions, Sen. Obama said: "I trust the American people to understand that it is not weakness, but wisdom to talk not just to our friends, but to our enemies, like Roosevelt did, and Kennedy did, and Truman did."

That he made this statement, and that it passed without comment by the journalists covering his speech indicates either breathtaking ignorance of history on the part of both, or deceit.


Barack Obama wants to be president of these 57 United States

The seven new states should put him over top in delegates. Listen for Hillary to object because there are now 114 Senators, but only 100 desks in the chamber. Barack should make those appear magically as well.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Why Are Liberals Helping Terrorists?

I mean beyond the last to die question.

Morning Bell: Why Are Liberals Actively Helping Terrorists?


A Parody Of Truth Starring The IVAW & The Congressional Progressive Caucus

The proverbial two wrongs don't make a right comes to mind here. Here in Ohio we have the distinct pleasure of having at least three members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
What would a nut caucus be worth if it didn't have Dennis Kuchinich? Well, it wouldn't be a real caucus without tin-foil man. Then there is Stephanie Tubbs-Jones who married an axe murderer. Aw, sweet Marcy, she's just Kapturvating when she calls our founding fathers terrorists.

I love the Congressional Progressive Caucus. It is more entertaining that SNL at its worst.

Now the Iraq Veterans Against the War are taking their case to Congress the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). This should be a show. A show of losers testifying before losers in a show of solidarity to lose the War On Terror. Of course, the CPC isn't a real committee. This is Conyers' fake hearing Part Deux only more so in a theatrical sense of the absurd.

To assist the CPC and the IVAW and the pursuit of justice, a petition has been started to help get to the truth behind accusations of American atrocities in Iraq:

* Make request of the Iraq Veterans Against the War that member(s) of the Caucus be provided video of the entire Winter Soldier Investigation “testimony” proceedings and be provided access to all those who testified,

*That the Caucus require any testimony given by IVAW be presented in the following format:
D: Date(s) - When did the incident occur?
U: Unit(s) - What military units were involved?
P: Personnel - What are the names of the participants and witnesses?
E: Event(s) - What exactly happened exactly where?
S: Signature(s) - Was this reported at the time or later and were reports, affidavits or depositions signed, or will they now be signed?

* That in the event that staff determines that there has been testimony given that touches on areas where, in the words of Senator Warner, the members of the SASC “have a responsibility to establish where in the military chain of command rests the ‘accountability,’ depending of course, on the accuracy of the facts…”, the Caucus forward the information to the House Armed Services Committee (HASC),

* That the Caucus request and all documents and records, signed statements and recordings, audio, video or digital, that bear on the claims made and being investigated,

* That the Caucus demand that those making such claims or professing publicly to verify those claims be requested or subpoened to appear before the HASC under oath, to answer questions.

You can sign the petition HERE.

Peter Kurgman, PhD X 3 - Caricature Of?

Someone has done a masterful job of creating the ultimate professor of love who hates all that do not share his love which is why he loves his PhD candidate, Kathy.

Professor Peter Kurgman, PhD, PhD, PhD
Age: 58
Gender: Male
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Zodiac Year: Ox
Full Professor of many disciplines
About Me
People say they are fortunate to know me, as my gifted insights are relentlessly instructive. Of course, as an accomplished polymath, I can speak authoritatively about anything...but my biggest goal in life is to apply my expansive mind to make The Earth a more compassionate place. I have three Ph.D's!
Progressive Economics
Social Justice
Policy Prescriptions
Boycotting Wal-Mart
Favorite Movies
Farenheit 911
Paradise Now
Brokeback Mountain
Roger & Me
Bowling for Columbine
I Am Cuba
Favorite Books
Dude Where's My Country
Are Men Necessary?
The Great Unraveling
Che: A Memoir by Fidel Castro
Stupid White Men
Downsize This!
The Boondocks Treasury
Crashing the Gate
The Official Farenheit 911 Reader

Blog Name
Team Members
Professor Kurgman, PhD., PhD., PhD.

Professor Phd, PhD, PhD has been blogging since January of 2006 and has won my heart as the penultimate liberal. In real life he is...?

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Litigation Shame For Ohio

via Tony Phyrillas

Frivolous lawsuits take valuable time and money from the citizens of Ohio. Unfair and onerous lawsuits, under the guise of the "little guy" vs evil corporations and mythical "pain and suffering" rulings, are costing Ohio jobs as well as valuable time and money. Judges that have the ethics and morals of a cathouse mouse write their names in their history books by rendering absurd and legally unsound decisions, at the expense of all Ohioans for their lawyer friends and their clients who receive the crumbs.

If Marc Dann and Rev Strickland want to play their little games fine by me as long as they do them on their on time and dime.

In 2006 Ohio was rated by the Institute for Legal Reform as 19th in litigation fairness.
In 2007 Ohio had sunk to 24th.
In 2008 Ohio sank further to 32nd.

It is my hope that the Rev and the perv will leave office and set up an ethics think tank.

Out of state.

Activism Versus Punditry

via My vast Right Wing Conspiracy

The Next Right is an important step. Another excellent site is Fort Hard Knox. I don't want to shut down servers worldwide with a mere suggestion to my minion, but I'd join these to take your conservative activism to the next level.

If Batchelder Controls The Heat, Dann is Done

One of my heroes, Bill Batchelder, is looking into the debacle called Marc Dann. When and if Bill Batchelder finds what he needs Dann will be looking into a new line of work because Batchelder loves the law and the state of Ohio.

One thing is so certain as to take it to the bank, Bill Batchelder will follow the law. That is a fine testament. One which Dann wouldn't know if it bit him in the butt.

Batchelder examining how to oust AG Dann
During his nearly 40 years in public office, state Rep. William Batchelder often has found himself at the center of major battles.

He helped decide how the Ohio House should respond in the 1970s to campus uprisings and in the '90s to state lawmakers accused of skirting campaign finance and ethics laws.
Now, the Republican from Medina, a constitutional lawyer, has been given the task of researching the process House members would use to impeach Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann.

Dann, a Democrat, admitted Friday to having an extramarital affair with a subordinate, and he fired or accepted resignations from four employees for their part in a sexual-harassment scandal. He apologized but refused to resign.

Gov. Ted Strickland and other Democratic leaders have said the House will try to impeach Dann if he doesn't step down.

Speaker Jon Husted, R-Kettering, asked Batchelder to guide the House on how to follow a process that hasn't been used in nearly 200 years.

''I have selected Rep. Batchelder for this task for several reasons, paramount among them because he is respected by members of both sides of the aisle on matters of great importance,'' Husted said.

via Ohio Politics

Begala & Hillary's Party Is Just Eggheads & Afro-Americans Without Whites

Boy, I love being fought over. It's more fun than being just another sex object for a Sadie Hawkins Soirée.

Plus, now I know just how truly them Democritters love me. Theys was jus playin shy.

Mr. Begala, a Clinton supporter, said the party could not win in November with just “eggheads and African-Americans,” that the party could not ignore white middle-class voters. Ms. Brazile, who said she was not “undecided but undeclared” when it came to her choice for a candidate, shot back that Mr. Begala’s notions were dividing the party. (And that she’d chugged down many a beer with Joe and Jane “six-pack” in an effort to woo white voters.)

This whitie come lately conversation is going to help them win in November .

Hillary Only Now Rediscovers Whitey

Clinton makes case for wide appeal
Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed Wednesday to continue her quest for the Democratic nomination, arguing she would be the stronger nominee because she appeals to a wider coalition of voters — including whites who have not supported Barack Obama in recent contests.

"I have a much broader base to build a winning coalition on," she said in an interview with USA TODAY. As evidence, Clinton cited an Associated Press article "that found how Sen. Obama's support among working, hard-working Americans, white Americans, is weakening again, and how whites in both states who had not completed college were supporting me."

"There's a pattern emerging here," she said.

Yep, a pattern. It may be a pattern of remembering "working, hard-working Americans, white Americans" are due representation as well as all others. Pandering has its problems, as Hillary is finding out. It's a pattern of Democrats, when about to lose, rediscovering the rest of America.

By Knockout - The Loser Is Hillary Obama

Does Ramirez know something we don't? That looks like Rev Ted Strickland.

The Purple Donkey In The Limousine

Frank Rich, who finds odious all things conservative, has a new piece up which should delight his entire audience, his editors.

The All-White Elephant In The Room

Rich does an adequate job of minimizing the heart and the intellect of "conservative" evangelical preachers and those they endorse. Rich even has a theory of why Jeremiah Wright's video gets more play than Hagge's or Falwell's, it is Wright's histrionics and black-theater. Is Rich the reincarnation of Jimmy the Greek who portrays Wright and other black preachers as better and prettier because of their blackness and history of slavery? Probably. It is the type of cheap shot Rich employs often if he can squirm it in against white conservatives in a way as to not to appear racist himself. Rich loves his gotcha moments as proof of his moral insight of all that is wrong about America, but Rich gets to his point in the last paragraph;

Anyone who does the math knows that America is on track to become a white-minority nation in three to four decades. Yet if there’s any coherent message to be gleaned from the hypocrisy whipped up by Hurricane Jeremiah, it’s that this nation’s perennially promised candid conversation on race has yet to begin.

Abolitionists, the Civil War, Eisenhower and all the people working to put race in its place, no place, have not been candid. Only Rich and his rich intellectual friends discussing "race", global warming and other priority issues in their limousine's and jets, just out of hearing of their chauffeurs, have been candid in their speech and actions, but they never seem to notice the elitist purple donkey in their midst. That would just ruin their pâté de foie gras. Talk about tragedy.

via DaytonOS

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Lizard Head, With Class, States Democrat Fears

The Democrats wanted to use the race card to their advantage and it became the wild card that has gone out of control and they're worried. So worried they push out their favorite junk yard dog, Mister James Carville, to try and take Obama down because Obama hasn't been following the Democrat script of being the party of race not the party that elects race except where it benefits the Democrat Party.

"The Republicans will eat him alive" is what the Clinton campaign is telling the superdelegates. Hillary is the tougher of the two, the candidate you want on your side in a knife fight, a gender reversal that prompts Carville to indulge in some ribald humor: "If she gave him one of her cojones, they'd both have two."

Besides implying that the title Ms is a misnomer in this race, Carville implies that Obama can't go for the kill. Saying someone from Chicago can't kill is like saying someone from Las Vegas can't play poker. An anamoly for sure.

The race card for the Democrats has become the high card in their dead-man's hand and it may just kill them in this election. By not sticking to the script Obama has cornered the Clinton-Democrat Party. If Hillary gets the super delegate vote, the democrats could lose significant numbers of betrayed black voters causing them to lose the White House as well as down ticket. If the Clinton-Democrats cave, well, the Democrats have a candidate so damaged as to be considered congenitally so, they lose again, but this time they lose so bad it will make McGovern look good.

One could say the Democrat's chickens are coming home to roost.

ht to Gateway Pundit

Obama & Clinton - Economic Parity, Justice & Equality

PC for socialism

Michelle Obama
"They don't want the whole pie," she told the women. "There are some who do, but most Americans feel blessed just being able to thrive a little bit. But that is becoming even more out of reach."

"If we don't wake up as a nation with a new kind of leadership...for how we want this country to work, then we won't get universal health care," she said.

"The truth is, in order to get things like universal health care and a revamped education system, then someone is going to have to give up a piece of their pie so that someone else can have more."

Hillary Clinton
Many of you are well enough off that the tax cuts may have helped you. We're saying that for America to get back on track, we're probably going to cut that short and not give it to you. We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good.

We must stop thinking of the individual and start thinking about what is best for society.

Barack Obama's website
Obama's campaign Web site reads, "Obama will protect tax cuts for poor and middle class families, but he will reverse most of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthiest taxpayers."

"Obama will make available a new national health plan to all Americans, including the self-employed and small businesses, to buy affordable health coverage that is similar to the plan available to members of Congress."

"Obama will raise the minimum wage and index it to inflation to make sure that full-time workers can earn a living wage that allows them to raise their families and pay for basic needs such as food, transportation, and housing."

Barack Obama
"Well, obviously, race is still an important factor in our society. There is still discrimination. There’s still barriers to opportunity. But I think what’s important to note is that Dr. King went down to Memphis as part of the poor people’s movement and recognized the link between economic justice and racial justice. But on the economic front, we just found out-- that last month, we lost 80,000 jobs, over 200,000 so far this year. And so often that is just disproportionately impacting African American and Latinos.

Having an agenda that ensures economic justice, that everybody can get paid a decent wage and find a job. That part of Dr. King’s dream has not yet been achieved. And I think has to be one of the challenges to America in the coming decades."

Bill Clinton
"It depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is.

Yoga Berra
We’re lost, but we’re making great time!

At least Yoga understands.