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Wanda made my day with her jokes. I am enjoying my mothers day with the jokes

I told Rush, at some point that he sounds like Bin Laden when he keeps hoping America to fail. Thank God I was not the only one thinking the same about Rush. Thanks Wanda for saying it right.

Keep enjoying one more

flash back to 2006

Speech at the White House Correspondent’s Dinner (2006)

Colbert is one guy with  the guts to tell the truth to GOP.

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The only problem the McCain/Palin Campaign have is thinking Americans are dumb and stupid. In their own abnoxious heads, they think People will buy their repeated Bush analogy. Palin is still not a smart woman , she just repeats speeches written by former Bush  advisers, to the extent that she gets so sidetracked by lines that has been taught. to the level of not answering the question being asked. She can not think on her own. She gives answers to the questions that run in her head, and not the questions she is asked.

It is frightening.

To support my claim, Watch this video.

And they plan to go negative on Obama, in the remaining 30 days? Well all I can say is bring it on. I am sure McCain and his puppets still does not get the point. This  election is not about Obama. It is about every American that has felt the pinch from this administration.

So if I was McCain, I would go in the mirror and rethink my strategy. McCain and Palin have so much crap around them. This push to win the white house by McPalin is frightening sad. I wonder how many American people will be bullied by the McCain/Palin Camp, other than the mainstream media that has been attacked by the McCain Camp, simply because they spoke the truth and  by bringing out the facts about Sarah Palin.



Written by Danny R. Roman

20 September 2008

danny.roman@att.net

The Economy:

 

For decades, corporate lobbyists pushed their agenda of “deregulation” convincing the majority in Washington that a “free market” demanded little if no Government oversight.  This last week, 3 out of the 5 largest “deregulated” companies in the financial services industry failed…and this is only the beginning; Preliminary estimates show that there are approximately 800 major American Corporations facing bankruptcy. The unimpeded naked greed of Corporate Captains emboldened once fiscally responsible banks and corporations to formulate clandestine accounting practices in the likeness of Enron, to deceive, defraud, and betray their own Companies…their Shareholders…and the Public.  At a time when many of the largest American Companies are posting record losses, their CEO’s and protégés are positioned for…and have received…record payouts.

 

John McCain, in 1999 voted for the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act which allowed the deregulated consolidation of commercial banks, investment banks, and insurance companies. The end result of the G-L-B Act is that it has crushed the Country economically, wiped out the home equities of millions of Americans, enriched white collar criminals beyond their wildest dreams, and threatens to eclipse the Great Depression in its scope and depth of injurious damage. The G-L-B Act was primarily written and sponsored by the man who until most recently was the Co-Chairman of John McCain’s presidential campaign, as well as his number one economic advisor. He is the one that called America a “nation of whiners”…and proclaims that America’s recession is “mental”.

 


“Growing up, I saw my mother struggle to put herself through school and raise me and my sister on her own. She once had to turn to food stamps, but thanks to student loans, scholarships and a lot of hard work, her kids could attend some of the best schools in the country. I think women like her who work hard and pour everything they’ve got into their children should be able to pay the bills and get ahead for a change – that’s why I’m running for President.” — Barack Obama

Barack Obama landed in Daytona Beach, Florida this rainy Saturday morning, where he joined Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius and Arizona Governor Janet Napalitano. Together, they hosted a spirited “Women for the Change We Need” event at Bethune-Cookman University, for 2,500 attendees.

Watch Governor Napalitano talk about her home state’s unique historical relevance to this year’s general election:

“Janet knows something about the senior Senator from Arizona,” said governor Sebelius. “But in Kansas, we know something about the Senator from Illinois. Barack Obama was raised by a Kansas woman.”

Here’s the clip of governor Sebelius’ remarks

Barack spoke about his commitment to fund education, to continue to support legislation that encourages equal pay for women, establishing affordable health care, and his goal to protect social security from the Bush/McCain privatization plan.

Mentioning his running mate, Barack said that Joe Biden has “spent his career working to improve women’s lives. He wrote the Violence Against Women Act so we’d finally treat domestic violence like the heinous crime that it is. And in case you were wondering, John McCain voted against that legislation.”

Barack also spoke in detail about the influence of the women in his life, his grandmother, his mother, his wife, and how they continue to inspire him. In talking about Michelle, Barack acknowledged the special demands placed upon working mothers:

“Sometimes, when she’s with the girls, she’s worrying about work – and when she’s at work, she’s worrying about the girls and whether she is doing the right thing as a mom. It’s a feeling I share every day – especially these days, when I’m away so much, out on the campaign trail. But we know that no matter how advanced we like to say we are, women are still bearing that burden.”

Barack acknowledged that women are indeed the backbone of this country, and that they have consistently risen to the occasion when called on to do so, often blazing new trails in the process.

Here is a clip of Barack speaking directly to over two thousand of these women, asking them to join him in his call for change, to help face our biggest challenges as a nation:


Sunday digest

Sept 14 2008

Writen By: Guerilla Media Xchange and Bilia

McCain And Palin Proud of Iraq war. Is It a war really to be proud of?

During an August 5, 2007 GOP Presidential debate televised on ABC Television, John McCain stated that, “it’s naive to say that we will never use nuclear weapons.”  This objectively terrifying comment fell by the wayside as McCain plummeted in the polls and seemed an electoral afterthought after Giuliani, Romney and even Huckabee ascended as leading candidates.  Now that the maverick Senator from Grand Canyon country has risen from the ashes to stand as the Republican candidate for President, this statement assumes a new and exigent relevance to the American people.

Even the most cursory examination of McCain’s pathology clearly indicates that he is both practically and ethically predisposed to do so.  When asked about whether evil exists and, if so, how should it be addressed at the Saddleback Forum, John McCain answered without hesitation “yes” and “it must be defeated.”  Trust me.  He was talking in terms of military might, not effectual fervent prayer.  This is classic John McCain.  He tends to see things in black and white.  He has neither the time nor the patience for nuance.  As evidenced by the summary selection process by which he selected his running mate (not to mention his second wife Cindy), the former bomber pilot assesses the situation in short order and takes instantaneous action.  Factor in a temper so volatile that McCain’s fellow GOP Senator and longtime friend Thad Cochran felt compelled as a matter of conscience to warn the voting public of his volcanic demeanor and you can see disaster looming just over the horizon.  

Try as he may to assume the role of heir apparent to the Reagan legacy, make no mistake – McCain is no Ronald Reagan in matters of war and peace.  For all Reagan’s public bluster, his actions proved time and again that he was committed at his core to winning the Cold war through economic and ideological means.  In McCain’s case, it is just the opposite.  At his core, he is still at war with both himself and his former captors.  His attempts to dialogue about reconciliation with our enemies are at best strained.  Yet his eyes dance with a manic glee and he is never at a loss for words when discussing the success of the surge.  It is instructive to ask yourself how many times McCain has mentioned the word “war” while on the campaign trail.  Then ask yourself how many times he has uttered the word “peace” during this same period.  The result of this accounting is as lopsided as it is valid in predicting McCain’s bloody path as President.

As if this preexisting appetite for destruction wasn’t enough cause for concern, consider that the Bush administration has shepherded the development of a new generation of what they call “usable nukes.”  According to former UN Weapons Inspector Scott Ritter, these new weapons are far more limited in scope than their Cold War predecessors.  The existing policy governing their use provides that in the event of an imminent significant loss of American troops in the field, usable nukes may be delivered to stop advancing enemy forces.  As Ritter points out, the potential consequences of letting the nuclear genie out of the bottle are disastrous.  Our enemies would almost certainly retaliate in kind and we could expect the unthinkable – a nuclear attack on our nation’s soil.  To most Americans, the concept of usable nukes is oxymoronic at best.  To John McCain, this concept represents a more efficient means to achieve a swifter victory.  

Moving on to McCain’s better-half, Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, we are presented with a commensurately combustible ingredient for our Armageddon goulash.  Despite the fact that this self-styled “pit bull with lipstick” has been portrayed as a paragon of Christian orthodoxy, Palin is steeped in a particular brand of end-times theology that views a nuclear holocaust as not only inevitable, but a fulfillment of God’s plan for Christ’s return.  Her pastor has spoken and written extensively on this topic, going so far as to proclaim that Alaska has a crucial role as a refuge for those believers caught up in the coming conflagration.  As an Evangelical Christian, I have met, confronted and ultimately walked away in abject disgust from far too many such types.  

Alaska Women Reject Sarah Palin Rally in Anchorage

Let me be clear – this cultic teaching has absolutely nothing to do with Christ’s call to his people to live in peace with their fellow man and love their neighbors as themselves.  Quite the opposite, it is little more than a cheap charade to justify all manner of nonsense from radical societal separation along racial lines to a cottage literary industry that has spewed forth reams of mediocre futuristic fiction.  Theology notwithstanding, it lends definition to Palin’s world view — a view that can be distilled down into the bumper sticker sloagan “kill’em all and let God sort it out.”  

The unpalatable truth that cries out for telling is that end-timers like Sarah Palin share a uniquely disturbing similarity with the most maligned factions in the Islamic community.  No less than Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has made it clear that he envisions a horrific conflagration with the West as the catalyst for raising the legendary “Twelfth Imam” out of the well in which he has been hiding for over a millennium.  Upon the Imam’s return, the world will be shown the true path of Islam and order will be restored.  The thought of two theological dead-enders like Palin and Ahmadinejad attempting to negotiate a peaceful outcome to the ongoing Iranian nuclear dispute is inconceivable.  More likely, they would end up locked in mortal combat to see which one of them could best hasten God’s will for the destruction of humanity.    

And in the mind of John Mccain as president is more wars

A McCain/Palin victory this November puts in play personal pathologies and theological imperatives that bring our nation closer to a nuclear holocaust than ever before.  Paraphrasing McCain’s own broadside to Barack Obama’s patriotism, American voters must ask themselves the following question: whether a McCain/Palin administration would rather win a war they are losing than avert nuclear annihilation of a significant segment of humanity.  In all honesty, I can’t answer this question in the negative with any degree of confidence.  And that is one among many reasons why I cannot in good conscience give them my vote.

 


Palin: Wrong Woman, Wrong Message

»by: Gloria Steinem, The Los Angeles Times

    Sarah Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Hillary Clinton. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.

    Here’s the good news: Women have become so politically powerful that even the anti-feminist right wing – the folks with a headlock on the Republican Party – are trying to appease the gender gap with a first-ever female vice president. We owe this to women – and to many men too – who have picketed, gone on hunger strikes or confronted violence at the polls so women can vote. We owe it to Shirley Chisholm, who first took the “white-male-only” sign off the White House, and to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who hung in there through ridicule and misogyny to win 18 million votes.

    But here is even better news: It won’t work. This isn’t the first time a boss has picked an unqualified woman just because she agrees with him and opposes everything most other women want and need. Feminism has never been about getting a job for one woman. It’s about making life more fair for women everywhere. It’s not about a piece of the existing pie; there are too many of us for that. It’s about baking a new pie.

    Selecting Sarah Palin, who was touted all summer by Rush Limbaugh, is no way to attract most women, including die-hard Clinton supporters. Palin shares nothing but a chromosome with Clinton. Her down-home, divisive and deceptive speech did nothing to cosmeticize a Republican convention that has more than twice as many male delegates as female, a presidential candidate who is owned and operated by the right wing and a platform that opposes pretty much everything Clinton’s candidacy stood for – and that Barack Obama’s still does. To vote in protest for McCain/Palin would be like saying, “Somebody stole my shoes, so I’ll amputate my legs.”

    This is not to beat up on Palin. I defend her right to be wrong, even on issues that matter most to me. I regret that people say she can’t do the job because she has children in need of care, especially if they wouldn’t say the same about a father. I get no pleasure from imagining her in the spotlight on national and foreign policy issues about which she has zero background, with one month to learn to compete with Sen. Joe Biden’s 37 years’ experience.

    Palin has been honest about what she doesn’t know. When asked last month about the vice presidency, she said, “I still can’t answer that question until someone answers for me: What is it exactly that the VP does every day?” When asked about Iraq, she said, “I haven’t really focused much on the war in Iraq.”

    She was elected governor largely because the incumbent was unpopular, and she’s won over Alaskans mostly by using unprecedented oil wealth to give a $1,200 rebate to every resident. Now she is being praised by McCain’s campaign as a tax cutter, despite the fact that Alaska has no state income or sales tax. Perhaps McCain has opposed affirmative action for so long that he doesn’t know it’s about inviting more people to meet standards, not lowering them. Or perhaps McCain is following the Bush administration habit, as in the Justice Department, of putting a job candidate’s views on “God, guns and gays” ahead of competence. The difference is that McCain is filling a job one 72-year-old heartbeat away from the presidency.

    So let’s be clear: The culprit is John McCain. He may have chosen Palin out of change-envy, or a belief that women can’t tell the difference between form and content, but the main motive was to please right-wing ideologues; the same ones who nixed anyone who is now or ever has been a supporter of reproductive freedom. If that were not the case, McCain could have chosen a woman who knows what a vice president does and who has thought about Iraq; someone like Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison or Sen. Olympia Snowe of Maine. McCain could have taken a baby step away from right-wing patriarchs who determine his actions, right down to opposing the Violence Against Women Act.

    Palin’s value to those patriarchs is clear: She opposes just about every issue that women support by a majority or plurality. She believes that creationism should be taught in public schools but disbelieves global warming; she opposes gun control but supports government control of women’s wombs; she opposes stem cell research but approves “abstinence-only” programs, which increase unwanted births, sexually transmitted diseases and abortions; she tried to use taxpayers’ millions for a state program to shoot wolves from the air but didn’t spend enough money to fix a state school system with the lowest high-school graduation rate in the nation; she runs with a candidate who opposes the Fair Pay Act but supports $500 million in subsidies for a natural gas pipeline across Alaska; she supports drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve, though even McCain has opted for the lesser evil of offshore drilling. She is Phyllis Schlafly, only younger.

    I don’t doubt her sincerity. As a lifetime member of the National Rifle Assn., she doesn’t just support killing animals from helicopters, she does it herself. She doesn’t just talk about increasing the use of fossil fuels but puts a coal-burning power plant in her own small town. She doesn’t just echo McCain’s pledge to criminalize abortion by overturning Roe vs. Wade, she says that if one of her daughters were impregnated by rape or incest, she should bear the child. She not only opposes reproductive freedom as a human right but implies that it dictates abortion, without saying that it also protects the right to have a child.

    So far, the major new McCain supporter that Palin has attracted is James Dobson of Focus on the Family. Of course, for Dobson, “women are merely waiting for their husbands to assume leadership,” so he may be voting for Palin’s husband.

    Being a hope-a-holic, however, I can see two long-term bipartisan gains from this contest.

    Republicans may learn they can’t appeal to right-wing patriarchs and most women at the same time. A loss in November could cause the centrist majority of Republicans to take back their party, which was the first to support the Equal Rights Amendment and should be the last to want to invite government into the wombs of women.

    And American women, who suffer more because of having two full-time jobs than from any other single injustice, finally have support on a national stage from male leaders who know that women can’t be equal outside the home until men are equal in it. Barack Obama and Joe Biden are campaigning on their belief that men should be, can be and want to be at home for their children.

    This could be huge.

    ——-

    Gloria Steinem is an author, feminist organizer and co-founder of the Women’s Media Center. She supported Hillary Clinton and is now supporting Barack Obama.

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