Wednesday, October 08, 2008
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When the second debate between Senators John McCain and Barack Obama ended , iReporters had a lot to say about it and Steve Kastenbaum of CNN Radio was listening.

Kastenbaum gathered an audio roundtable of iReporters immediately following the debate. He spoke to iReporter sankofa1867 (real name: Jordan Sarver), a supporter of Obama, who responded to McCain’s linking of Obama to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. McCain supporter mongo9584 (real name: Kevin Neugebauer) praised McCain’s plans to cut taxes, while undecided iReporter BarbRad (real name: Barbara Rademacher), said she felt “disillusioned” with both candidates prior to the debate, and was relieved to see a lack of personal attacks in the debate. You can listen to the entire segment here.

iReporters like you continue to make your voice heard on this historic election, and there’s no time like the present to join in the conversation. What did you think about last night’s debate, and what would you like to see in the final debate next week? Fire up that webcam and share your thoughts with us !

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October 8, 2008
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I THINK THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER WHO WON OR LOST THE DEBATE LAST NIGHT, IT MATTERS THAT ALL OF AMERICA LOSES IF BARRACK OBAMA IS ELECTED PRESIDENT. IT IS NOT ENOUGH THAT WE KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT HIS PAST BUT WHAT WE DO KNOW IS THAT HE HAS OR HAS HAD ASSOCIATIONS WITH MEN LIKE JEREMIAH WRIGHT, FATHER MICHAEL PFLEGER, WILLIAM AYERS AND OTHERS THAT HAVE POLITICALLY AND FINANCIALLY  GIVEN HIM SUPPORT AND WHO HE HAS ALSO GIVEN SUPPORT TO. THESE ARE PEOPLE THAT HAVE PUBLICLY EXPRESSED THERE HATRED FOR AMERICA.

ALSO, WHATS IN A NAME? DOES ANYONE KNOW WHY HE HAS GIVEN HIMSELF A MUSLIM NAME? WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT IF YOU DID NOT HAVE MUSLIM TIES. WHY ARE PEOPLE SO WILLING TO FOLLOW A MAN THAT HAS TERRIOST AND RADICAL ALLIES? READ THE FACTS ABOUT BARRACK OBAMA BEFORE YOU DECIDE THAT THE KIND OF CHANGE HE IS PROMISING FOR AMERICA WILL BENEFIT AMERICANS. IF IT IS CHANGE OR THE FACT THAT THIS COULD BE HISTORY IN THE MAKING, YOU MIGHT WANT TO GIVE THE REPUBLICANS FOUR MORE YEARS AND THEN FIND A DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE THAT IS PATRIOTIC TO OUR COUNTRY TO HOLD OFFICE. FOUR MORE YEARS OF THE SAME SOUNDS FAR BETTER THAN FOUR YEARS OF A SCARY MAN WITH A SCARY PAST THAT CAN ONLY DO MORE HARM THAN GOOD FOR OUR COUNTRY. I READ AN EDITORIAL TODAY THAT MENTIONS A BOOK CALLED "THE CASE AGAINST BARRACK OBAMA" BY DAVID FREDDOSO. THE BOOK IS BACKED UP BY 35 PAGES OF DOCUMENTATION TO SUPPORT THE MAIN TEXT. SINCE WE ALL KNOW SO LITTLE ABOUT OBAMA WE SHOULD GO OUT AND GET A COPY BEFORE WE MAKE THE WORST MISTAKE OF OUR LIVES!

October 9, 2008
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Wow, Amerikel.... where should I start? I know you have heard of the saying "Mixing Apples with Oranges". You are confusing Muslims that convert to that religion and give themselves a Muslim name to reflect such when Sen. Obama was given that name at birth like most of us Christians!!!! He had no choice in the matter. Hopefully you're better informed!!! Now, about the terrorist ties... Are you aware that the same person (Bill Ayers) whom you are referring to was funded by a major McCain supporter and fundraiser? I'm sure you wasn't, but let me help you out since it is my duty to help educate people. Who you vote for is on you. We are all entitled to vote for who we see to be the best person, but what you should not do is raise question that are one misleading and plain ignorant!!!

 

The book you are referring too. Well, what can I say we can read many more books that tell you another story. Jim Crow laws were supoorted by far more than 35 pages. Need I go on? Since you talk about associations I challenge you to find what McCain associations are I'm almost positive you will find more of the same!!

 

I'm sure you are so wealthy that this financial crisis does not bother you, however, your postings tells me otherwise. So, focus on what is important and stop falling into the trap of ignorance! Dem. or Rep. none of us can afford living in a cardboard box. I assure you that you would put a bullet in your head if you lose what little you have!

October 9, 2008
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YOUR RIGHT TRUELY, I DO NOT KNOW MUCH ABOUT BARRACKS NAME AND I WOULD CERTAINLY BE WILLING TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HIS CHILDHOOD. MAYBE YOU COULD EDUCATE ME. AS FAR AS THE REST OF WHAT I SAID WELL THAT CAME FROM AN EDUCATOR AT STANFORD UNIVERSITY.

OH AND BY THE WAY, I DON'T BELIEVE THE MCCAIN SUPPORTER YOUR TALKING ABOUT IS RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.

October 9, 2008
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Wheather they are running or not you brought up the fact about associates. Thats why I said it. You also brought up the fact that you do not know Sen. Obama. I'm sure you do not know McCain either or how he voted in his 20 plus years in Congress. One ticket talks about doing new things and being the outsider while the other talks about whats more important to most voters. If we look at this from the middle both side have guys that has been around since dirt while having two that are fairly new.

 

Just like fraction that arguement cancels one another out. As for your Stanford educator, we can make anything look like a sheep. He's more interested in making money than telling you the truth believe me he is!!

October 9, 2008
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How about an online debate? Summary: for 5 days each candidate submits a blog about HIS SOLUTION (no, absolutely no mention of anyone elses but HIS SOLUTION) for each topic. The emphasis should be on specifically HOW to accomplish his solution. NO HISTORY OR BLAMEONLY SPECIFIC PLANSAND STAY ON THE SUBJECT!!! Topics: 1. TAXES 2. JOBS 3. EDUCATION 4. ENERGY 5. IRAQ/AFGANISTAN

October 9, 2008
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>>>Forks, have you watched the Bio of Palin? She had a history to BETRAY HER MASTERS.

 

 

 

 

Also, she has a lot of "GOOD FRIEND" like  Sen. Ted Stevens who helps to meet a lot of Washington insiders; and who helps her hire lobbyist to get earmark money.

 

 

 

 

 

She got $976 million dollars for Alaska last 2 years.... my goodness she is the BIGGEst GOLD DIGGER in the world.

Therefore, I think she is hurting and dangerous to Mcc.

 

 

 

 

will suffer big pain on this woman since she had a history to betray her MASTERS. She betrayed her former Mayor who she met at the gym who invite her to work for him. After 1 year , she kicked him out of the Mayor's office.

 

 

 

2 years later, she meet the Governor and he ask her to work for him at the Oil&Energy department, 1 year later, she kicked him out of that office. but, I just wonder, why the Governor hug her and said 'are you happy? are you ok?

 

 

 

 

we will do everything to get you elected' -


this segment in her Bio Review from CNN, FOX and MSNBC.

October 9, 2008
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I just don't know what to say anymore.  The media is so in bed with Obama its silly.  If there was news about McCain having associations with a terrorist, he would have dropped out of the race by now.  The thing I really don't get about the liberals is that they just don't seem to care to question these things. They've already made their decisions and nothing can possibly sway them from that.  I can't say I blame them though.  Anywhere you look, ever article is about how wonderful Obama is and any headline is skewed towards the negative against McCain.  I'm not even necessarily voting for McCain but it just makes me angry that the media decides the election and that the people seem to fall for it.  Where did Obama come from? He was a nobody and is suddenly this celebrity untouchable figure.  Its just all a little to strange to me. Why do people want to immediately dismiss his ties to terrorists? 

Check out the TOP article on CNN right now. It talks about Obama could steal Virginia which is a traditional red state. You read the article and the only polls they site are NATIONAL polls, NOT polls from VA.  So they are drawing the conclusion that Obama could steal VA on the basis that Obama is winning national by 4 points?  Seriously?  THis is a top article?  Apparently CNN has already decided the winner of VA.  Its just hard not to be angry if you open your eyes. 

How can a person not be scared by this article http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=308272698295150&kw=buying,white,house Sad that you have to look at financial newspaper to find any non-liberal biased news.  Ok I'm done. Thanks

October 9, 2008
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I'm sorry barbrad but- mccain did make personal attacks on Obama, and glad to say obama did respons to him on the most important one!!! I would like to see a debate where just for once mccain would stick to issues and not respond by saying obama did this or didnt do that! He tries SOOOO hard to take the focus off himself, it is as if he totally has something to hide. MAybe at the next one he will give us STRAIGHT answers on the issues and stop lying and pointing finger! and most of all, he (mccain) is an admitted WOMANIZER, so the pointing out obamas ills is VERY unbecoming

October 9, 2008
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What happened to common sense. Why do we feel the need to explain ourselves to the Republicans. Just because they are in denial doesn't mean it aint so Joe!!! lol They play dumb when it comes to Sarah Palin. When she herself has made it very clear how stupid she is when it comes to any political issues. Just because she isn't old and gray like MCBUSH is no reason to deny this fact. What aboout the investIgation going on in Alaska (TROOPGATE). SHe abused her power there and that's what she plans on doing as VP.  Right now she's thinking MCCain is just her one stepping stone away from her running for Prez. But the American people are too smart for all her hoky, winking, and mud slinging. That's why my vote will be for BARRACK HUSSIEN OBAMA

October 9, 2008
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Ask all the Obamanites to start listing their names publicly, because I want to know who's health benefits I am paying for. Just remember where is he going to get all the money. He is listed as afat cat with his salary. Do you think he and his wife are going to take a pay cut?

October 9, 2008
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LETTER TO ALL MEDIA

I am a proud Canadian who has a love for the USA and the people who live there. Anytime I have visited your Country I saw beautiful things and met wonderful people. I would and will visit again so this letter is not about Americans on the whole, but specifically two citizens and their “followers”.

McCain and Palin have increasingly made me cringe (as a reporter said recently, even my “cringe reflex is exhausted”) with the things they have been saying. Every day they get increasingly angry, desperate, mean, deceptive, erratic, well I am sure you get the point. I have always known if I was blessed enough to live in your country I would be an Obama supporter, actually most Canadians feel that way. However, I liked and respected McCain. Now I have to say Enough is Enough.

Palins’ speeches using words like terrorism and Obama are sickening, literally. Just look at the reaction of her “disciples” as they shout hatred from where they stood. Worse yet, not only did those individuals feel it was appropriate to say such things, obviously Palin felt the same, as she did not address those comments immediately to the individuals and denounce such hatred and bias. It borders on inciting a riot and breeding fear and hate for Obama. I thought she was Religious so where is the not judging part of that life? I am a proud Christian woman and her words do not fall into the category of the Christianity that I was taught and believe.

I understand completely that BOTH campaigns will be deceptive or put a negative spin on things the other said. I completely understand that promises are made during campaigns that may never be fulfilled once the candidate gets into office. What I do not understand is the acceptance of grossly insulting ads, personal attacks, and anger. I don’t understand how they can make commercials such as the Sex Education ad. I don’t understand how the McCain/Palin “Maverickship” can avoid substantive talks and can openly admit they are trying to avoid the economy and will attack Barack on the quality of the man and not the issues that are so desperate for the American public. They would rather take a man of integrity and lie about him than deal with what is important. They actually admitted that if they kept talking about the economy they would lose. WHAT? Doesn’t that make people wonder how he will avoid the big issues if he becomes President?

I have written to CNN numerous times and did not really expect it to be read but today I heard something that made me so angry and offended I knew I would send this to as many American Media companies as I could find.

Today, McCain was discussing the Healthcare in the USA and instead of giving details about how he would heal your system he decided to comment on others, including mine.  The Canadian Healthcare System, MY Healthcare System, may not be perfect but let us compare for a moment shall we?

My mother had breast cancer last year and because she did not have to worry about the cost of treatment, she survived. Knowing her financial situation, I can tell you she could not have afforded the surgery and chemotherapy. She lived because in Canada we believe those who have little should get the same health care and treatment as those with much.  Would she have survived cancer living in the USA?

I am undergoing testing for a debilitating neurological disorder and if I had to pay for the care I would simply have to suffer since I am on a disability income and could not afford it. I get to go to the doctors I need to, get the tests I need, and the care that comes with that so maybe my illness will get treated.

I have a son and I never had to worry about his check-ups, shots, emergencies, or any other health issue. I knew my son would get healthcare no matter what my income may be.

EVERY Canadian citizen gets healthcare, isn’t it into the millions of Americans who can’t or they get substandard care based on how rich they are?

Even the poorest of the poor, the too often invisible, homeless in Canada get the same right to be medically treated and our hospitals do not dump them on the streets.

We are an imperfect system at times on many levels as is every country but we try to treat the sick, prevent disease, provide treatment  to every income (or lack thereof) level.

It is also important for me to point out that Canada has been like family to the USA. Our soldiers are spilling their blood, losing their lives, living in hell in a war in Afghanistan because we, unlike many other supposed friends of America, stood beside you and put our men and women with yours. Rarely is Canada ever mentioned when the USA names their closest and best friends/allies. 

On 9/11 Canada stepped in and allowed planes to land all the while uncertain as to the threat to our Country and people. From everything I heard the Americans forced to stay in my wonderful country were treated with warmth and respect. I, and my fellow Canadians , shed rivers of tears after the horrific attacks on your Country. We placed cards, flowers, posters at the Embassy here, we signed a guest book as a show of support. We wept as we watched people beg for help finding missing loved ones. Our hearts bled for America. I personally had CNN on for days, refusing to turn it off no matter how heart wrenching it was because I knew those people, those mothers, fathers, husbands, wives, could not simply turn off the TV and escape the pain. We, the world, owed it to Americans to cry for them, pray for them and love them and so we did!

Both campaigns claim to want to restore America’s image. Let me tell you as a part of that global public, it is not the citizens that have caused your Country’s image to slide, it was your Government and the choices they made, the lies they told. My personal image of the American people is one of respect, admiration and affection. My opinion of the Government ruled by President Bush however is not so good. McCain showed disdain for my Country, not so much in the words but in the tone, the almost sneer in his voice. If McCain and Palin are elected I fear your Country’s image globally will get worse, they cannot restore your image when they have lost their integrity during this campaign.

As a Canadian I hope Obama wins come November 4th, I truly believe he will not only restore the image but make new allies, strengthen old ones, and guide the USA and the World into a more peaceful place through intelligence and not muscle. 

Having been watching the election since the primaries, I think it is clear that many McCain/Palin supporters are angry and rude. Why is McCain so mad all the time? Obama is relaxed, calm and much more reassuring. It is a case of Brain over Brawn, the Brain usually gets it right, Brawn just destroys it. Obama is the Brain, Bush was the Brawn and look where that went, and now McCain, even Palin, are an extension of the Bush Brawn Strategy.

I have always admired Americans patriotism, activism, and the way you all pull together through tragedy. As McCain continues on this road of repulsive spewing of lies and insults your country seems to become more and more heatedly divided, and it does not enhance your global image.  It is time for you all to come together again and say no more to the dirty politics the McCain/Palin ticket seems to want to use to avoid the real issues.

I pray for your people as I pray for my own, I respect your citizens as I do my own, I hurt for what your country has endured on so many levels, even the weather worked against you. Please do not take this letter as an insult or criticism of all Americans, it is not. It is simply one Canadian’s opinion on what she sees happening and her anger at the disrespect shown my Country by McCain, Canadians are very proud and patriotic too.

I will be watching November 4th to see if the American people can take a leap of faith and not a step backwards into the same hardship. I will tell you though, that if Obama was not elected and Canada could recruit our Prime Minister from other countries, we would take him here in a heartbeat.

Good luck and God Bless America AND my country, Canada!!!     

NOTE: As I wrote this the DOW dropped close to 700. Shouldn’t this be what the American public learn about, hear about, be reassured with real plans and not empty words, or is the whole Ayers controversy more important and will it fix your economy? The answer is simple but it seems some people take the long road there or never even take the chance to go down a different path at all. Don’t let the cloud of confusion that McCain and Palin use cause Americans to vote with fear instead of hope. The fear that keep the Ayers story, Keating  5 fluff, Rv. Wright fiasco, always in the forefront and not the important issues such as health care the economy and the  global image of the USA. That is why I feel Senator Barrack Obama has the brains to know when to use the Brawn to be able to lead America in a new positive direction.

Sincerely,     

A Proud Canadian and Sister to America

Shenna Racine

October 9, 2008
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I need to state the obvious. John McCain so call proposal of cutting taxes for the large corporations (like AIG)isn't working.  You just have to watch the news to know that.  So my question to him and his loyal followers is: If this one isn't working what makes him so sure that his other proposals would work.  Keeping it real.

October 9, 2008
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John McCain and Sara Palin are nothing more than undercover racist. I wouldn't be suprised if Sara used her authority to try off Obama with that wack job of a police organization that is against him. After all judging the debates and their polices they are building a bridge to nowhere. More of the same, like his racist twin brother George Bush.

October 10, 2008
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So let me get this straight...For the last eight years George Bush has spent trillions of dollars propelling his agenda of keeping the rich richer and the poor poorer and one month before he leaves office the reality of total wealth redistribution is on his doorstep and on his watch? 700 billion dollars will only save a few of his friends and the rest of the stock market knows it. He was a total failure before the financial market collapse and this makes him laughable. I don't have a penny in the stock market and I'm house hunting.

October 10, 2008
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How can Obama sit there?

Obama set in the church of Rev. Wright for over twenty years. He only left that church when the public complained. Now, the Rev. Wright talked about hating whites, Jews, America and anything not black. Now, Rev. Wright is a man of GOD so he says.

When, the pastor preached to hate whites, Obama set there even when he knew that disrespected his white mother and grandparents who loved and raised him. His father did not do that.

When, the pastor preached to hate America, Obama as a public official of USA and swore to defend it set as the hate America was strewn.

When, the pastor preached hate he disrespected the house of the Lord. Church is for worship of GOD not to preach hate. How, dare Obama set there and listen to the hate in a church. The Rev. was supposed to be a man of GOD and GOD is love. You should never use the house of GOD to spew hate. I totally do not like OBAMA because he disrespects GOD by letting hate enter into his house.

His views on the economy and world view is scary but, his lack of respect for the Lord is bad.

I am mixed as Obama and attend a black church. Blacks love GOD and I am offended that it makes it look as though black use the house of GOD to preach hate. This is only Rev. Wrights church and his parishioner.

October 10, 2008
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John McCain will keep taxes low. America now has the second highest corporate tax rate in the world, making America a less attractive place to do business and forcing many American companies to move their jobs overseas. John McCain will keep taxes low, and cut taxes where possible, because American workers deserve the chance to make fine products here and sell them around the globe.

October 10, 2008
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Will someone please answer this question for me. McCain has been in the congress for twenty plus years. How come he is talking about he is feed up with Washington?

 

Now just a couple of things that make me wonder. How come we have police officers giving their radical views while in uniform? I know some of you are quick to answer but understand the question first!!! NOT IN UNIFORM!! That's flat out wrong and I bet Sen. McCain or Sarah Palin didn't fix that one on the spot...Just makes me believe that I would surely get a ticket for having a certain bump!

 

Last thing I would like to leave you guys with. Vote for whom you want, but please don't spread hatered and ignorance just because your guy is losing. Notice I did not call anyone racist because the vast majority of you hate yourself and that's why you hate the next man or woman. Oh by the way if Sarah Palin was so honest why did her and hubby refuse to answer the grand jury @ first? We're not going to get into the Sarah Palin association with those people whom wants to be seperate!!!!

October 10, 2008
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*****

 

>.....Palin, 44, lists in a March financial disclosure form an annual income of $125,000 as governor of Alaska. Her husband, Todd, earned $47,000 as an oil production supervisor for BP Alaska in 2007 and $46,000 as commercial fisherman. They also list no credit card debt.

 

 

 

McCain's has assets of between $34 million and $49 million and liabilities of between $4.3 million and $5.8 million, according CFRP.

 

Those liabilities include American Express platinum and Chase Bank credit cards held by Cindy McCain and some of the McCain children.

 

The McCains' assets include real estate holdings in Sedona, Phoenix and elsewhere, investment funds, Anheuser Busch Companies Inc. (NYSE: BUD ) stock, ownership stakes in the Hensley beer distribution company and Cindy McCain's inheritance from a family trust. Cindy McCain, 54, and the McCain children are also partners in a number of limited liability partnerships and corporations that own real estate in Arizona and California . The McCains file separate tax forms but U.S. Senate financial disclosure protocols combine spousal wealth. Hensley is one of the largest Anheuser Busch distributors in the country.  ******888888888888

 

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''All Arizonans should be proud and supportive of this remarkable woman,'' he said.

 

I don't want to be rude, but: Why?

 

Not, I think, because she's a drug addict and an admitted thief.

 

McCain revealed this week that she was addicted to pain pills for two years. She also said she stole drugs from an organization she created to provide emergency medical services around the world.

 

McCain said she started taking pills - eventually up to 15 or 20 a day - in 1989 after surgery left her in pain. She was also bearing the stress of the harsh publicity over the McCains' link to convicted financier Charles Keating Jr.

 

She said she's remained drug-free since 1992, with one brief lapse.

 

Hers is a sad tale, but hardly distinctive; addiction and thievery are pretty common these days.

 

In fact, about one of every four inmates in Arizona 's bloated, fantastically expensive prison system is locked up on drug charges. That, by the way, is thanks to mindlessly punitive anti-drug policies supported by officials like, well, like Sen. McCain and Gov. Symington.

 

But don't worry, Cindy McCain won't go to prison. Prison is for bad people, not for those with ''health problems.''

 

So. Maybe we're supposed to be proud of McCain simply for admitting her misdeeds.

 

Maybe. Except that her addiction apparently was something a lot of people knew about and that was likely to become broad public knowledge soon anyway.

 

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration had been investigating, and a former employee of McCain's medical team had filed a lawsuit against her over the issue.

 

McCain herself reportedly said that her motive in going public was to beat the rumor mill.

 

So it can't be that either. Should we be proud at the bold way McCain went public?

 

Don't think so. Guided by an entourage of advisers, McCain cleverly pre-empted bad publicity by breaking the news through a selected handful of media outlets.

 

She did this only after completing private treatment, and only after reaching an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office that ensured she would not be prosecuted if she entered a diversion program.

 

So why are we supposed to be proud of Cindy McCain?

 

Answer: We're not.

 

Sympathetic, supportive, tolerant - sure. I don't doubt McCain's physical and mental pain, the power of her addiction, the remorse she feels.

 

But proud? Sorry.

 

That suggestion, I'm afraid, is the product of ''spin,'' of a careful campaign to deflect public attention away from the awkward facts of addiction and theft, and onto the appealing made-for-TV drama of confession.

 

A campaign, in other words, to limit the political damage.

 

It is, once again, the ritualized praising of a celebrity criminal - based upon the murky idea that members of the elite ''suffer'' enough merely by admitting guilt.

 

To which I say: No sale.

 

Not that I want Cindy McCain to go to jail. I'm not even sure she should be punished; if we imprisoned all the secret addicts among Arizona 's privileged classes, we'd need more prisons than even Sam Lewis could dream of.

 

I just wonder why we should be praising her while siccing the cops and the media and the child-welfare workers on all the poor Jane Does who turn to crack to cope with their stresses - stresses perhaps worse even than bad press.

 

I wonder why I couldn't hear our leaders' calls for sympathy and tolerance amid their shouts for heavier weapons and harsher attacks in the War on Drugs.

 

I wonder about the thousands of noncelebrity wretches struggling alone against alcohol or heroin or whichever ''health problem'' plagues them, ignored if not punished by society.

 

I wish Cindy McCain well, but I'll save my cheers for them.

 

 

MCCAIN'S WIFE LIKELY WON'T BE PROSECUTED

 

STOLE DRUGS FROM CHARITY

 

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 1994

 

© 1994 The Arizona Republic

October 10, 2008
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......

 

*************

 

 

******

 

''All Arizonans should be proud and supportive of this remarkable woman,'' he said.

 

I don't want to be rude, but: Why?

 

Not, I think, because she's a drug addict and an admitted thief.

 

McCain revealed this week that she was addicted to pain pills for two years. She also said she stole drugs from an organization she created to provide emergency medical services around the world.

 

McCain said she started taking pills - eventually up to 15 or 20 a day - in 1989 after surgery left her in pain. She was also bearing the stress of the harsh publicity over the McCains' link to convicted financier Charles Keating Jr.

 

She said she's remained drug-free since 1992, with one brief lapse.

 

Hers is a sad tale, but hardly distinctive; addiction and thievery are pretty common these days.

 

In fact, about one of every four inmates in Arizona 's bloated, fantastically expensive prison system is locked up on drug charges. That, by the way, is thanks to mindlessly punitive anti-drug policies supported by officials like, well, like Sen. McCain and Gov. Symington.

 

But don't worry, Cindy McCain won't go to prison. Prison is for bad people, not for those with ''health problems.''

 

So. Maybe we're supposed to be proud of McCain simply for admitting her misdeeds.

 

Maybe. Except that her addiction apparently was something a lot of people knew about and that was likely to become broad public knowledge soon anyway.

 

The federal Drug Enforcement Administration had been investigating, and a former employee of McCain's medical team had filed a lawsuit against her over the issue.

 

McCain herself reportedly said that her motive in going public was to beat the rumor mill.

 

So it can't be that either. Should we be proud at the bold way McCain went public?

 

Don't think so. Guided by an entourage of advisers, McCain cleverly pre-empted bad publicity by breaking the news through a selected handful of media outlets.

 

She did this only after completing private treatment, and only after reaching an agreement with the U.S. Attorney's Office that ensured she would not be prosecuted if she entered a diversion program.

 

So why are we supposed to be proud of Cindy McCain?

 

Answer: We're not.

 

Sympathetic, supportive, tolerant - sure. I don't doubt McCain's physical and mental pain, the power of her addiction, the remorse she feels.

 

But proud? Sorry.

 

That suggestion, I'm afraid, is the product of ''spin,'' of a careful campaign to deflect public attention away from the awkward facts of addiction and theft, and onto the appealing made-for-TV drama of confession.

 

A campaign, in other words, to limit the political damage.

 

It is, once again, the ritualized praising of a celebrity criminal - based upon the murky idea that members of the elite ''suffer'' enough merely by admitting guilt.

 

To which I say: No sale.

 

Not that I want Cindy McCain to go to jail. I'm not even sure she should be punished; if we imprisoned all the secret addicts among Arizona 's privileged classes, we'd need more prisons than even Sam Lewis could dream of.

 

I just wonder why we should be praising her while siccing the cops and the media and the child-welfare workers on all the poor Jane Does who turn to crack to cope with their stresses - stresses perhaps worse even than bad press.

 

I wonder why I couldn't hear our leaders' calls for sympathy and tolerance amid their shouts for heavier weapons and harsher attacks in the War on Drugs.

 

I wonder about the thousands of noncelebrity wretches struggling alone against alcohol or heroin or whichever ''health problem'' plagues them, ignored if not punished by society.

 

I wish Cindy McCain well, but I'll save my cheers for them.

 

 

MCCAIN'S WIFE LIKELY WON'T BE PROSECUTED

 

STOLE DRUGS FROM CHARITY

 

Published on Tuesday, August 23, 1994

 

© 1994 The Arizona Republic

October 10, 2008
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Is anyone else scared that McCain is not defusing his angry party members? I'm referring to the "off with his head" remark, made by a presumed McCain supporter in reference to Obama. Given the underlying racial tensions present in the U.S., it is becoming less and less possible for me to overlook the real threat of angry racist hate crimes. I'm afraid to say that John McCain's lack of leadership in controlling his party, may directly result in possibly the greatest tragedy in our history, and prove just how not far we have come since the civil rights movement. Please McCain, don't unleash your crazy pit bulls on our ethical progress.

October 10, 2008
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Premanuel Yea I'm scared!! You want to know what's soooo ridiculous??? Our country was BOMBED by Bin Laden and we can't find him or is it we don't want to??? Why aren't the Repubs angry about that? Yet, here there are ready to throw OBAMA to the (Sarah Palins) wolves???? And why? Because of the color of his skin. Don't forget he is 1/2 white.

October 11, 2008
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THIS EVENING WHILE WATCHING THE NEWS I WAS OUTRAGED TO SEE AN IGNORANT OLD WOMAN STATE THAT SHE DIDN'T TRUST BARACK OBAMA BECAUSE ACCORDING TO HER "HE IS AN ARAB".  WHILE I FOUND THIS EXTREMELY OFFENSIVE; I FOUND SENATORS MCAIN'S RESPONSE TO BE EVEN MORE OFFENSIVE.  HE RESPONDED BY SAYING "NO, NO HE IS A FAMILY MAN AND DECENT MAN AND A CITIZEN."  AS A FIRST GENERATION ARAB AMERICAN I AM TRULY INSULTED BY HIS REPLY WHICH INSINUATED RACISM WITH A GENERALIZATION SAYING THAT ARABS ARE NOT DECENT PEOPLE AND FAMILY ORIENTED PEOPLE.  AS AMERICANS WE MUST DECIDE ON NOVEMBER 4 WHETHER WE REALLY WANT AND NEED A BIGOTED, RACIST PRESIDENT THAT WILL DIVIDE THIS COUNTRY IN THESE STRESSFULL TIMES.

October 11, 2008
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See Below:

Posted by koyak23 | October 6, 2008 4:23 PM

Southern Bell:

 

I'm bringing PeacePuppy's Kos diary over here; another sign of just how ugly the Repugs are willing to go:

 

"Bobby May, the McCain campaign chair in Buchanan County, Virginia and correspondence secretary for the Buchanan County Republican Party, is very upset that Virginia may give its 13 Electoral Votes to the Obama.

 

(Update: Obama leads in VA: 51-39 according to Suffolk. For McCains's campaign in VA, he author ischair for the county effort:

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/...

He is listed as treasurer for Buchanan Co. Republican Party

 

If so, it will be for the first time since 1964, and May reacted to this possibility publishing the following racist commentary in The Voice, a local newspaper:

 

(Oh my goodness, first time ever for a rec diary. I hope being up here helps get this story out!!! )

 

Help this story go viral:

 

http://digg.com/...

 

PeacePuppy's diary :: ::

"FREEDOM OF RELIGION: Mandatory Black Liberation Theology classes taught in all churches - raise taxes to pay for this mandate. Put Rev. Jeremiah Wright in charge...."

 

"DRUG CRISIS: Raise taxes to pay for free drugs for Obama’s inner-city political base...."

 

"2ND AMENDMENT: Under Obama will only apply to gang-bangers, illegal aliens,

Islamo-Fascist terrorists, and Senator Jim Webb’s aide...."

 

"FOREIGN RELATIONS: Appoint Rev. Al Sharpton as Secretary of State, Jesse Jackson as UN Representative, and let Bill Clinton handle all other "foreign relations" ... As long as Hillary doesn't find out...!"

 

"THE WHITE HOUSE: Hire rapper Ludacris to "paint it black." Taxes to be increased to buy enough paint for the job plus spray-paint forgraffiti...."

 

"THIRD WORLD COUNTRIES: Raise taxes to send $845 billion, most of it to Africa so the Obama family there can skim off enough for them to free their goats and live the American Dream...."

 

"NATIONAL ANTHEM: Change to the "Black National Anthem" by James Weldon Johnson...."

 

"US CURRENCY: Update photos to reflect US diversity; include pictures of "great Americans" such as Oprah Winfrey, Ludacris, Sheila Jackson-Lee, Paris Hilton, and Louisiana Congressman William Jefferson (Obama's new Secretary of the Treasury - 50 Cent refused position after learning that he would lose his crazy check if he accepted the nomination)...."

 

"US FLAG: Replace 50 stars with a star and crescent logo; red stripes changed to green to represent Obama’s tree-hugging radical environmentalism and his lack of experience. Flag lapel pins, having become a substitute for "real patriotism," will henceforth be banned...."

 

Like Sarah & McCain, he's resorting to attacking the opponent's character, and revealing a lot about his own in the process, reveals more about your own lack of character. The McCain campaign needs to make a statement renouncing this nasty attack. Oh yes, and there's more too. To see the original article, click on the second link below:

 

"The Voice" is a print publication.

 

The LA Times Website has a scanned copy of the article on thier website and you can view it here:

 

http://www.latimes.com/...

 

Here's the article:

 

http://www.latimes.com/...

 

TPM has a list on contacts here: http://tpmcafe.talkingpointsmemo.com...

 

Update One:

 

Here's a link to another diary with addresses of media outlets where you can write to voice your rage:

 

http://www.dailykos.com/...

 

Update Two:

 

Heres a link to The Voice w/ contact numbers: http://www.buchanancounty.info/...

 

Bobby May's email addy is:

 

bobbyleemay@yahoo.com

 

Update Three:

 

Now TPM is referencing this article!

 

This story has already attracted the attention of the Los Angeles Times and blogs such as the Daily Kos,

and with lots of further attention could become a major embarrassment

to the GOP and the McCain campaign. The GOP and the McCain campaign

should be pressed to acknowledge Mr. May's statements, to condemn and

apologize for them, and to remove Mr. May from any official party or

campaign role.

 

I also want to thank the editor of the paper in Oologah Oklahoma http://www.oologah.net/ for posting a comment about this article on Demookie, http://demookie.com/... an Oklahoma Democratic Website. That's where I first heard about it. Thank you, Lynn.

 

Update Four: This article links McCain & Bobby May:

 

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/...

 

Update Five:

 

Someone over at TPM is suggestion putting pressure on John Warner to support Obama as a result of this smear. He has backed Democrats before and that move would NAIL Virginia for Obama. He has not endorsed McCain.

 

Update Six:

 

Comment by by Fides on Mon Oct 06, 2008 at 10:59:17 AM PDT

 

Letter on the Buchanan County Website

 

The Republican Party of Buchanan County website Letters and Comments section has a letter on it that has to be read to be believed.

 

Choice quotes:

 

"It is time for all Christian Americans to raise the battle cry and take our nation back."

 

"We have the power to change the course of this election and to keep a man as suspectas Barak Obama from leading our country to who knows where with his message of "change" - a change which I fear will be away from our Christian ideals and away from Christ and further away one nation under God to one nation under Allah."

 

"God parted the Red Sea , Jesus raised himself from the dead and we can bring our country back to its Christian roots and stop the move to the rise of Muslims in our country."

 

This isn't on an individuals website - it's the official GOP site, and the author is Jerry M Lester, BCRP Chairman on the State Central Committee.

 

If you aren't a radical right winger, this kind of thing should scare you.

 

"Agitate . . . Agitate . . . Agitate" - Frederick Douglass

 

Update Seven

 

Link to Diary of guy who actually called the editor of "The Voice." I forgot my cell phone today, but I hope more people call.

 

http://www.dailykos.com/...

 

FROM TPM:

 

Complaints and expressions of disgust at Mr. May's comments can and should be directed to the following:

 

McCain national campaign: info@johnmccain.com

 

McCain Virginia campaign virginia@johnmccain.com

 

Republican National Committee (Mike Duncan, Chair): chairman@gop.com

 

Virginia Republican Party: info@rpv.org

 

Buchanan County Republican Party (Jerry M. Lester, Chair): bcrp@naxs.net & jelester@mtinter.net / tel. 276-935-4764 or 276-935-5483

 

WMJD radio: info@wmjd.org / tel. 276-935-7227 ("County Talk," Fridays 10-11 a.m. EST)

 

The Voice: voice@mikrotecwildblue.com / tel. 276-881-8886

 

Bobby May: bobbyleemay@yahoo.com / tel. 276-566-8788"

October 11, 2008
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Don Lemon asked us to comment- Here's mine:

I can't congratualte Sen. McCain for correcting that woman who called Obama an "Arab" because it was HIS campaign that helped to contribute to her misunderstanding. Having Palin go around & say that because he worked with Bill Ayers on poverty and education programs he associates with terrorists, is completely playing into the xenophobic fear and hatred of muslims and Barack Obama's name. It is their campaign and they have helped to create this problem. If they don't have the common sense and DECENCY to tell a voter to STOP when they shout out "terrorist" or "kill him!" then they certainly don't deserve to represent us or our country. Real point is that they shouldn't have gone down this road in the first place. I mean come on, Obama was 8 when Ayers was involved in the Weatherman group. Even Ayers involvment in that doesn't disqualify any good work he did with education and helping the poor.

McCain's camp should be ashamed of itself for starting this sick and desperate descent into racism and fear.

October 12, 2008
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It is sad that we call our nation a Christian nation and call ourselves Christians but finds it so difficult to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Our beef with the color of Obama's skin color is our beef with God, since God created us in His own image. Sarah Palin is a loose cannon in the McCain camp and perhaps that is exactly why McCain selected her. I can't imagine why McCain overlooked, so may more, qualified persons, to select her because bigotry obviously runs through her veins and arteries instead of blood. Sadly we preach democracy to the world but can't seem to rid our nation of color issues. Had Sarah Palin been a person of color and had abused her office, much like Sarah Palin did as govenor of Alaska, she would no longer be allowed to continue to run as a vice president hopeful. When it comes to the color of a person' skin nothing has changed in this our Christian country but in God we Trust. May God forgive America?

October 12, 2008
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Bigger Than Ayers   Mark Hemingway

 

 

I've stayed largely silent on the William Ayers controversy because, while associating with someone of that nature is completely reprehensible, I'm not altogether convinced it's a poltically effective attack. (I also wish McCain was putting a better economic message on the table right now as well.) Further, if associating with criminals is a problem — there are more relevant associations with ties to his campaign that everybody ought to be concerned with.

 

I've been screaming into the abyss for some time about Alexi Giannoulias, the Illinois state treasurer that Obama endorsed when he ran for office despite no previous political experience, who has been personally mixed up with organized crime via business dealings with his family's bank. Well, guess what — this little nugget turned up in a column in the Chicago Sun-Times:

 

Sneed hears rumbles political fund-raiser/fixer Tony Rezko, who is now singing sweetly to the feds from his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center, has been talking about his "dealings" with a Chicago bank, which has political connections.

 

Now that's throw away item in a political gossip column, so I would suggest taking it with a grain of salt. But if there's any truth to it the odds that Rezko is singing about Giannoulias' Broadway Bank are exceedingly high. If Giannoulias turns out to be in legal trouble again, there's no way Obama can disatance himself like he has with Ayers. Giannoulias has been out raising lots of money for his campaign, and was even given a speaking slot at the Democratic convention in August.

 

So Obama chose to have him associated with his campaign. This was well after it became public that Giannoulias had loaned $11.8 million to Michael Giorango, a convicted bookmaker and prostitution promoter. Giannoulias first denied he personally approved the loan, then Chicago Tribune reported that Giannoulias personally oversaw $11.8 million in mortgage loans to Giorango in 2005. Then Giannoulias said the money had not gone to finance Casinos for organized crime. He appears to have lied again: “But newly obtained records show that $3.6 million of the recent loans were used by Giorango and another convicted felon to acquire a casino boat marina in Myrtle Beach, S.C.,” reported the Tribune.

 

It's not like the Obama campaign can credibly say they didn't know about this before he was out raising money for the campaign. But I'd like to believe major news agencies might want to pull a few reporters out of dumpsters in Wasilla (probably starting to get really cold up there anyway) and get them to Chicago to look into a potential Rezko-Giannoulias connection toot sweet. Maybe there's nothing there, but it's worth looking into right?

 

I can dream, can't I?

October 12, 2008
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JANESCHNEE.... what exactly does ANY of that have to do with Obama's ability to be our next president? Saying that Obama working with Ayers on the Annenberg project for edcuation reform or working on the Woods Fund to fight poverty is reprehensible is more than hyperbole and not even true. Ayers was a terrorist when Obama was 8 years old. Does that mean that any good work he is doing as a professor now means nothing? They did live in the same neighborhood- that's probably how they came to be associated.

What does this have to do with him becoming president? (rhetorical- nothing.)

 

Trying to link Obama with Ayers or Rev. Wright or Giannoulias is just a covert attempt to draw attention away from the issues: economy, health care, education, the war, our environment, etc.

 

Can we all please talk about what is important to US as Americans? It has nothing to do with the color of his skin, his religion or who he endorsed in his early days. I cannot afford to care about such twaddle- it is a distraction away from the things that are issues affecting us. When will we as Americans learn to VOTE OUR INTERESTS and stop with the personal attacks that really have no bearing on ability.

October 12, 2008
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Barack Obama is more focused on the American people’s interest concerning the economy. Obama outlines in full detail his economic package that will help the middle class and tighten the squeeze on the wealthy who John McCain favors for that percentage of American people who make above or little below $500,000. That is the portion of American people John McCain will cut taxes for and that are the RICH. John McCain never explains in detail that he would cut taxes for. John McCain makes out like he is for all American people, where he is not!  He talks the good talk but does not walk the good walk. Obama is right when he states it’s not fair to burden the middle class who pays more taxes than the wealthy! The American middle class population is diminishing.

My father said he will not be alive to see there will only be two classes of people, the RICH and the poor. How shameful can this be? This Country whose philosophy is based on Christian values does not live up to the Christian Gospel to help sustain the poor and instead, takes from those who help pocket the RICH (The Middle Class). You have CEO’s and high executive officers who continue to rip off investors and getting caught embezzling money from employee’s 401K plans. Why should the American people bail out Wall Street, banks and insurance companies who continue to get caught even after this bail out package was passed? Than you have AIG who is under investigation for spending US$440,000 on a conference at a California resort less than a week after US$85-billion government takeover, lawmakers said. Mr. Waxman led questioning Tuesday of former AIG chief executives Martin Sullivan and Robert Willumstad as Congress probes events that led to federal intervention. "Average Americans are suffering economically," Mr. Waxman, a California Democrat, said in his opening statement. "Yet less than one week after the taxpayers rescued AIG, company executives could be found wining and dining at one of the most exclusive resorts in the nation." What is this all about?

This is another good example Corporations like AIG cannot be trusted after receiving help from the American people! Like the old saying says: “Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice shame on me”!  The question: Is our government truly looking after the interest of the American people or after special interest?

October 12, 2008
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“Sarah Palin is not the only loose cannon in the McCain camp”. You have these fools who speak out at the Republican conventions stating: “I am angry...I don't want those socialist running this country” You pretty much new what he was insinuating and who he was attacking and profiling. This guy made himself look like a fool in the eyes of the world. Socialism is based on “Public Collective ownership or control of the basic means of production, distribution, and exchange, with the avowed aim of operating for use rather than for profit, and of assuring to each member of society an equitable share of goods, services, and welfare benefits”. Now I interpret and understand this to be what society calls a Free Enterprise which is tied to small and BIG businesses as well as programs that support all the American people in time of NEED! This would include the man who spoke out against Obama or anyone else who does not support Obama’s candidacy. So let’s strip away these benefits from those who claim to be against Free Enterprise and social programs that were founded on Christian values according to the remaining definition of socialism. I understand desperate time calls for desperate means no matter what it takes to desecrate ones character or party affiliation because the other party is behind and jealous of Obama who expresses a form of dignity and concern for the American people. The woman who spoke out at the Republican Convention attacking Obama saying: “Obama is an Arab”. This is not a matter in being misinformed. The woman is downright racists! To make a statement like that not knowing who Obama really is indicates this woman is a person who is arrogant and out of touch with reality! This kind of bigotry and haltered is inexcusable and should not be tolerated. I have come across a lot of these extreme Republicans who are not Republicans based on the standards of there party but only conditioned with the intention to bring harm to others and show no confliction to there cause. A good example is what was seen at the Republican Conventions. Note: The people at the Democratic Conventions so far have expressed civilized unity and a joined party for the common good!

October 12, 2008
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Was I dreaming this morning or did I hear a report the Russia was moving into the Caribbean for a navel exercise?  Did I also hear something recently about the trading in the last hours of the NYSE was looking funny?  I even heard the words "financial terrorism."...Hello?  Anybody out there who has a bit of concern??

 

Financial terrorism will take months to figure out.  Russia doing exercises in the Caribbean makes me uneasy. 

 

Obviously we are hurting.  Terrorists all over are probably celebrating.  You can bet they want to hit us while we are down.  I also believe Russia will leap at any opportunity.

 

Who would you want at the helm if there is a country out there that decides to jump on our current state of distress?  There is only one choice! 

 

I firmly believe you cannot be the Commander and Chief of one of the Worlds greatest Military power if you have never even served in it!

 

We need someone who can get us through what is coming (and yes I believe this is the VERY beginning).  Senator Obama is too green for a real crises, and I feel we have one coming...much bigger than we are anticipating now.  When your enemy is down....that is the time to strike.  I think that is coming!

 

Be smart in your choice this November.  This is no time to mess around.  McCain is the only logical choice, given our current state of affairs.  There is no doubt in my mind that Russia will begin to flex power and be opportunistic, as will our other enemies.  This is no time for a Senator from Illinois who has spent less than 200 active days in the Senate, to be in control of our Government and policies!!

 

Wake up America!!!

October 13, 2008
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THE SECOND  WARM UP LAP IS COMPLETE AND WE ARE ABOUT TO GET THIS RACE UNDER WAY.aLTHOUGH IT WILL BE A SHORT ONE WITH THE COST OF GAS. BUT WE HEARD THAT THE RACE WILL BE COMPLETED ,AND AFTER THE RACE EXXON, AND DRIVERS WILL BE ASKING FOR ADDITIONAL,172 BILLION.

October 13, 2008
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What is the difference between a 50 mile ban on drilling and an outright ban, Nothing. Obama claimed 68 million acres in oil leased land, to bad less then 2% of this land has one drop of oil under it!! Another trivial fact, congress stripped the States of their share of royalty monies! So no money to build a pipeline even if the oil companies drill a 10 MILLION dollar oil well! Thank You Democratic party!

October 14, 2008
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I am unable to upload a report as the file box does not appear for me to select the photos to be uploaded

October 14, 2008
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      • Forks , don't fight with WORD fight with the real issues.

 

 

The real issue in front us is I am surprised that EVERY CHRISTIAN ACCEPT WITCH HUNTER Palin .

 

 

Every one who watched VP debate HAVE heard that she IS NOT GOING TO CARRY ON Mcc 's  POLICY IF Mcc  DIED IN HIS OFFICE  , is that scary?

 

 

And everyone heard  well about she is sell herself  insted of sell Mcc's policy .... in another word she is not running for VP she is ruuning for President of United State. Shhe is HUNGERY ABOUT POWER AND CAN'T WAIT TO abuse IT  WITH HER HUSBAND.

 

 

The real issue urgent to us is I am surprised we accepted a saggy Governor who 'ABUSED HER POWER '

 

 

She is not a WASHIONTON OUTSIDER she knows how to FOLL and LIE to American.

 

 

She knows how to use her power to make the builder built her house for free; she knows how to make the goverment pay for her SUV....forks, this is only 19 month old Governor but she already full of WASHIONTON INSIDER's quality .... she is a ambucous woman no one can in her way to her power even her disabled son can't ....

 

 

Dose Palin has some her OWN ???   She claim herself a ‘HOUCKY MOM’;  ‘THANKS BUT NO THANKS’ ; ‘ WASHIONTON OUTSIDER ‘ these are revealed lately was a lie. Today she started to copy Obama’s ‘ WE CAN’T AFFORT AN OTHER ….’ ; and she copy Biden’s word ‘ FORKS’ ……..

 

 

 

My question is : can she has some thing really from her own without copy others? Where she stands?  Dose she  has a BONE?

 

 

 

.......and those are important thing we must thing about it.

 

the more I think about it , she is insulting to watch !

 

 

She is like a clever marketing gimmick designed to fool people. But can you imagine her as President or representing us with other countries as VP ... NO F-CKING WAY !!!FOOLED ONCE SHAME you, FOOLED TWICE SHAME  ME.

October 14, 2008
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      • Forks , don't fight with WORD fight with the real issues.

 

 

The real issue in front us is I am surprised that EVERY CHRISTIAN ACCEPT WITCH HUNTER Palin .

 

 

Every one who watched VP debate HAVE heard that she IS NOT GOING TO CARRY ON Mcc 's  POLICY IF Mcc  DIED IN HIS OFFICE  , is that scary?

 

 

And everyone heard  well about she is sell herself  insted of sell Mcc's policy .... in another word she is not running for VP she is ruuning for President of United State. Shhe is HUNGERY ABOUT POWER AND CAN'T WAIT TO abuse IT  WITH HER HUSBAND.

 

 

The real issue urgent to us is I am surprised we accepted a saggy Governor who 'ABUSED HER POWER '

 

 

She is not a WASHIONTON OUTSIDER she knows how to FOLL and LIE to American.

 

 

She knows how to use her power to make the builder built her house for free; she knows how to make the goverment pay for her SUV....forks, this is only 19 month old Governor but she already full of WASHIONTON INSIDER's quality .... she is a ambucous woman no one can in her way to her power even her disabled son can't ....

 

 

Dose Palin has some her OWN ???   She claim herself a ‘HOUCKY MOM’;  ‘THANKS BUT NO THANKS’ ; ‘ WASHIONTON OUTSIDER ‘ these are revealed lately was a lie. Today she started to copy Obama’s ‘ WE CAN’T AFFORT AN OTHER ….’ ; and she copy Biden’s word ‘ FORKS’ ……..

 

 

 

My question is : can she has some thing really from her own without copy others? Where she stands?  Dose she  has a BONE?

 

 

 

.......and those are important thing we must thing about it.

 

the more I think about it , she is insulting to watch !

 

 

She is like a clever marketing gimmick designed to fool people. But can you imagine her as President or representing us with other countries as VP ... NO F-CKING WAY !!!FOOLED ONCE SHAME you, FOOLED TWICE SHAME  ME.

October 14, 2008
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People 1st and foremost DONT PANIC!!! I can't stress that enough those who panic often make a crisis worse by ranting about or obsessing over who is right and who is wrong for one thing yes facts are important but more importantly we need someone who knows how to absolutly fix the economy instead of just talking about the issue.  Even though I support Obama of many of the issues I am interested in why people support McCain; a man in my view who is clearly more of a soilder than a beauracrat in Washington.  I'm why else would the man even mention serving in Vietnam, besides a political move to prove that he is a patriot-it almost leads me to conclude that he would run the country like the military with such things as mandatory service (the draft) for a solution to solve the well know job scare.  Another thing that bothers me is the fact that McCain and Palin are just riling up there supporters to fear Obama as if he was some demonic entity, and with fear comes anger, and anger turns to hate-the kind of force that divides a nation that has withstood over 200 years of turmoil from a depression to world wars.  Even Abraham Lincoln said famously, "A house divided against itself cannot stand,"

and if these bitter feelings continue what will America have to endure once more a Civil War, an economic depression that makes the Great Depression look like a brief recession, or a complete breakdown of American values where we turn against one another over such snide bickering?

     Yet I digress, if someone could adequatly explain why McCain would make a better choice for president I would vote for him.  Besides that fact that he is a patriot-the only problem I have with patriotism is that it works people into such a fevor that it allows not nessesarily the best of people to hold office (Bush, Hitler-not to say that McCain is anything like the demon who casued the Holocaust-, etc.).

October 14, 2008
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The Bradley Effect Can Kiss My White Ass!!!!

 

 

 

It's amazing how an historical incident from 1982, where a Black Man ran for Govenor of California, had the polls choice, but people said they were gonna vote for him but didn't. A 26 year old incident WILL NOT! "...EFFECT" the Presidential winner, Barack Obama. People HAVE a strong will and determination to vote for him because of his character as a politician and reform of the FUCKED up rhetoric that Bush has layed out not because he's bi-racial!

America! get off your Color-Blind-Racist asses and fear mongering gravitation to OLD modes of thinking and progress into the future a little without anxiety, but strong conviction that an identified BLACK Man, who knows he might be assasinated for WHATEVER and not specifically his race. Because being Commander in Chief comes with all sorts of different death threats, Obama is ready to DIE for this country based on the truths and principles that give US freedoms, social programs and perhaps the rights that WERE taken from us by that Fascist Dick, George Bush.

 

Thanks thats all,

SimplyDano

October 14, 2008
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I got this email from a friend:

 

One Woman's View

 

 

 

'About a year ago, I would have voted for Obama.  I have changed my mind three times since then.  I watch all the news channels, jumping from one to another.  I must say this drives my husband crazy.  But, I feel if you view MSNBC, CNN, and FOX News, you might get some middle ground to work with.

 

 

About six months ago, I started thinking, 'Where did the money come from for Obama?'  I have four daughters who went to college, and we were middle class, and money was tight.

 

 

We (including my girls) worked hard and there were lots of student loans.  I started looking into Obama's life.  Around 1979, Obama started college at Occidental in California.  He is very open about his two years at Occidental, he tried all kinds of drugs and was wasting his time but, even though he had a brilliant mind, did not apply himself to his studies.  'Barry' (that was the name he used all his life) during this time had two roommates, Muhammad Hasan Chandoo and Wahid Hamid, both from Pakistan.

 

 

During the summer of 1981, after his second year in college, he made a 'round the world' trip.  Stopping to see his mother in Indonesia, next Hyderabad in India, three weeks in Karachi, Pakistan where he stayed with his roommate's family.  My question - Where did he get the money for this trip?  Neither I, nor any one of my children would have had money for a trip like this when they were in college.

 

 

When he came back he started school at Columbia University in New York.  It is at this time he wants everyone to call him Barak - not Barry.  Do you know what the tuition is at Columbia?  It's not cheap to say the least.  Where did he get money for tuition?  Student Loans maybe'  After Columbia, he went to Chicago to work as a Community Organizer for $12,000  Year.

 

 

Why Chicago?  Why not New York?  He was already living in New York.  By 'chance' he met Antoin 'Tony' Rezko, born in Aleppo Syria, and a real estate developer in Chicago.  Rezko has been convicted of fraud and bribery this year.

 

 

Rezko was named 'Entrepreneur of the Decade' by the Arab-American Business and Professional Association. 

 

 

About two hears later, Obama entered Harvard Law School.  Do you have any idea what tuition is for Harvard Law School?  Where did he get the money for Law School?  More student loans? 

 

 

After law school, he went back to Chicago.  Rezko offered him a job, which he turned down.  But, he did take a job with Davis, Miner, Barnhill & Galland.  Guess what?  They represented 'Rezar' which was Rezko's firm. 

 

 

Rezko was one of Obama's first major financial contributors when he ran for office in Chicago.  In 2003, Rezko threw an early fundraiser for Obama which Chicago Tribune reporter David Mendelland claims was instrumental in providing Obama with 'seed money' for his U.S. Senate race.  In 2005, Obama purchased a new home in Kenwood District of Chicago for $1.65 million (less than the asking price.  With ALL those Student Loans, where did he get the money for the property?  On the same day, Rezko's wife, Rita, purchased the adjoining empty lot for full price. 

 

 

The London Times reported that Nadhmi Auchi, an Iraqi-born Billionaire loaned Rezko $3.5 million three weeks before Obama's new home was purchased.  Obama met Nadhmi Auchi many times with Rezko.  Now that we have Obama running for President.

 

 

Valerie Jarrett was Michele Obama's boss.  She is now Obama's chief advisor and he does not make any major decisions without talking to her first.  Where was Jarrett born?  Ready for this?  Shiraz, Iran!  Do we see a pattern here?  Or am I going crazy? 

 

 

On May 10, 2008, the Times reported, Robert Malley, advisor to Obama was 'sacked after the press found out he was having regular contacts with 'Hamas,' which controls Gaza and is connected with Iran.

 

 

This past week, buried in the back part of the papers, Iraqi newspapers reported that during Obama's visit to Iraq, he asked their leaders to do nothing about the war until after he is elected, and he will 'take care of things.'

 

 

Oh, and by the way, remember the college roommates that were born in Pakistan?  They are in charge of all these 'small' Internet campaign contributions for Obama.  Where is that money coming from?  The poor and middle class in this country?  Or could it be from the Middle East?  And the final bit of news.  On September 7, 2008, the Washington Times posted a verbal slip that was made on 'This Week' with George Stephanapoulos.  Obama on talking about his religion said, 'My Muslim faith...'  When questioned, 'he made a mistake.'  Some mistake! 

 

 

All of the above information I got on line.  If you would like to check it - Wikipedia, encyclopedia, Barak Obama; Tony Rezko; Valerie Jarrett; Daily Times - Obama visited Pakistan in 1981; The Washington Times - September 7, 2008; The Times, May 10, 2008.

 

 

Now the BIG question - If I found out all this information on my own, why haven't all of our 'intelligent' members of the press been reporting this?  A phrase that keeps ringing in my ear - 'Beware of the enemy from within'!'

October 14, 2008
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Everyone should go to http://actionfund.defenders.org/palintruth

and check out Palin's record with wildlife. This is some awlful stuff.

October 15, 2008
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I am a DJ, who have made an 'Obama Deep Mix' as a comment to the upcoming election in the US. Please listen, if you like a good piece of music to relax your uptight brain :)

Check it out here:

 

http://www.myspace.com/musicforpianoandguitar

 

DJ URO

October 15, 2008
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I was an Obama supported until yesterday. I saw a youtube video of him mocking my faith...He was mocking the sermon On the Mount and other bible passages. I am deeply disapointed because all of these politician turn christian when it's election time and then go with the flow depending what voters they are talking too.. If you don't beleive me check it out. It's www.youtube.com Title: Obama Mocks sermon On the Mount and other passajes of the Bible

October 16, 2008
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McCain should have drank more water, i think his mouth got dry from all the negative talk, that why he had that disgusting frown on his face, not good.

October 16, 2008
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I was curious since Hussein Obama would be considered the first African American elected president at 6.25% African American, does that make me a Mexican American at 12.5%?  Does that mean that I get to check the box mexican american for job apps or credit apps?  Does this mean that I will get special aid or even grants for being part of a minority? I'm sick of the media calling him African American.  The man is and would be if elected, the first Arab-american president.  How does this sound, " And we welcome to the stage our 44th President of the United States of America, Barak Hussein Obama," sorry it just doesn't sit right with me.  According to Muslim law or Koren whatever they call it, if a Muslim converts to Christianty he is to be put to death.  So, if Hussein Obama was Muslim and converted to Christianty and he really is a practicing Christian then how come the leader of Hamas and the leader of Iran support Obama and have openly said they hope he gets elected.  Why are muslims supporting Obama by the thousands???  Doesn't it all seem a bit weird?

October 17, 2008
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Truthin08 you want to know something - a long time ago a man was put to death for his teachings of peace and his willingness to sit down with even the beggars and thieves and prostitutes the sick and the lowly. And we   remember his name after all these years. Whether your a Christian or Muslim don't say your just CURIOUS about something when what you really want to do is sprue hatred.

October 17, 2008
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Kellenw and lanenaddavid - if you think for one minute you have fooled ANYONE into believing that you WERE going to vote for Obama at one time your sadly mistaken.

October 18, 2008
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TO AMERIKEL:  YOUR A ERY SICK PERSON TO LISTEN TO EVERYTHING YOU HEAR ON FOX NEWS, OR WHERE EVER YOU GET YOUR INFORMATION FROM.  OBAMA HAS BEEN IN THE MEDIA SPOT LIGHT NOW FOR ALMOST 2 YEARS, SO ENOUGH ABOUT "WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT HIM."  LOOK AT PALIN?  YOU HONESTLY THINK THAT WOMAN COULD RUN OUR COUNTRY?  DID YOU KNOW THAT HER HUSBAND WANTS ALASKA TO SUCEED FROM THE THE UNITED STATES, AND PALIN WAS PART OF HIS ORGANIZATION? MY POINT: IS HER BEING INVOLVED WITH THAT MAKE HER JUDGEMENT ANY WORSE THAN OBAMA'S?  DID YOU KNOW ABOUT J. GORDON LIDDY AND MCCAIN?  THAT'S WORSE THAN THE AYERS THING.  LOOK, HE HAS ALREADY SAID WHAT HIS INVOLVEMENT WAS WITH THIS GUY.  WHY DO YOU THINK IT WAS MORE THAN THAT?  DO YOU THINK THAT OBAMA IS REALLY ANTI-AMERICAN?  SERIOUSLY?  IT'S RIDICULOUS IF YOU DO.  THAT MAN JUST WANTS OUR COUNTRY TO BE A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE AND THINKS HE CAN DO A GOOD JOB.  YOU WILL BE EATING YOUR WORDS WHEN YOU SEE WHAT BENEFITS WILL BE COMING YOUR WAY WHEN HE BECOMES PRESIDENT.  BELIEVE ME.  STOP SAYING BAD THINGS ABOUT THIS MAN AND STOP LISTENING TO SEAN HANNITY.  HE'S REALLY THE DEVIL.  I'M NOT RELIGIOUS OR ANYTHING, BUT HE IS THE DEVIL.  HE'S RACIST (MAYBE YOU ARE?) AND DOESN'T WANT THIS MAN TO DO GOOD TO OUR COUNTRY.  GO FIGURE.  I WROTE SOME PRETTY INTERESTING STUFF LAST NIGHT ABOUT ALL THE "TAX" STUFF.  TRY AND FIND MY BLOG AND THEN YOU TELL ME THAT HE'S GOING TO BE A BAD PRESIDENT.  MAYBE YOU LIVE IN MISSISSIPPI OR ALABAMA AND ARE JUST A RACIST OR SOMETHING.  I DON'T KNOW, BUT IT'S YOUR PROBLEM TO LIVE WITH.  HOPE YOU FIND PEACE WITH YOURSELF.

October 18, 2008
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TO KELLENW:

 

YOUR SEEMLESS LONG BLOG MEAN NOTHING TO ME REGARDING OBAMA.  HE IS THE MAN TO LEAD OUR COUNTRY AND HE HAS PROVEN IT.  DO YOU KNOW THAT WHEN MCCAIN CAME BACK FROM VIETNAM AND SAW HIS WIFE FOR THE FIRST TIME (SHE HAD BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT AND WAS HUNCHBACK AND 3 INCHES SHORTER, AND WASN'T VERY ATTRACTIVE ANYMORE) HE DECIDED THAT "THIS WASN'T THE WOMAN I MARRIED, AND LEFT HER.  AFTER SHE WAITED 7 YEARS FOR HIM TO GET OUT OF VIETNAM, FAITHFULLY, HE ABANDONED HER LIKE THAT.  THERE ARE LOTS OF STORIES THAT DON'T GET POSTED LIKE THAT.  IN ADDITION, HE MARRIED CINDY, AN HEIRESS, JUST THREE MONTHS LATER AND LEFT HIS WIFE IN THE DUST.  HE ALSO HAD DEALINGS WITH THE KEATING 5.  YES, HE WAS EXONERATED, BUT HE WAS STILL INVOLVED, AND THAT SHOWS HIS JUDGEMENT.  HE WAS INVOLVED WITH J. GORDON LIDDY, WHICH I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY OBAMA OR THE MEDIA IS NOT BRINGING MORE OF THIS TO LIGHT.  HE ALSO PICKED SARAH PALIN AS VP....THAT'S GOOD JUDGEMENT?  YOU TELL ME.  YOU NEED TO EDUCATE YOURSELF A BIT BEFORE GOING ON THESE LONG RANTS ABOUT SOMETHING YOU KNOW NOTHING ABOUT.  DID YOU EVER HEAR OBAMA TALK ABOUT HIS STUDENT LOANS THAT HIM AND MICHELLE PAID FOR 12 YEARS AFTER THEY GOT MARRIED? 

 

TWELVE YEARS IS A LONG TIME.  BESIDES THAT, HE HAD A CHANCE TO GO WORK FOR PRESTIGIOUS LAW FIRMS IN NEW YORK, BUT INSTEAD CHOSE COMMUNITY ORGANIZING TO HELP PEOPLE IN NEED IN CHICAGO ON THE SOUTH SIDE AND DID A PRETTY DAMN GOOD JOB.  PLEASE GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT AND STOP LISTENING TO SEAN HANNITY (HE'S THE DEVIL) A HATER.  HE THINKS HE'S AN AUTHORITY ON OBAMA, WHEN IN FACT HE KNOWS NOTHING.  HE JUST DOESN'T WANT TO PAY HIS FAIR SHARE OF THE TAXES.  WERE YOU AROUND IN THE 90'S WHEN CLINTON WAS PRESIDENT?  THINGS WERE GREAT.  EVERYONE HAD MONEY AND THE ECONOMY WAS GREAT.

 

I HOPE YOU GET YOUR "NOGGINS" TOGETHER AND VOTE THE RIGHT WAY.  PALIN IS AN IDIOT WHO DOESN'T KNOW HOW TO SPEAK, AND YOU WOULD TRUST HER IN CHARGE?  THAT SAYS SOMETHING ABOUT YOU.

October 19, 2008
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JANESHNEE:  WHAT ON EARTH ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?  YES, YOU CAN DREAM.  SOUNDS LIKE ALL YOU HAVE IS RACISM IN YOUR HEART AND NOT THINKING WITH YOUR HEAD.  OBAMA IS THE BEST THING WE'VE GOT GOING. ARE YOU A RICH STINGY PERSON WHO DOESN'T WANT TO PAY THEIR FAIR SHARE OF TAXES WHO WOULDN'T (BY THE WAY) SEE ANY REAL DIFFERENCE IN THEIR LIFESTYLE?  THEN, OBAMA WOULD BE YOUR BEST BET.  MCCAIN DOESN'T EVEN HAVE A PLAN! FOR ANYONE.  ALL HE HAS DONE IS ATTACK OBAMA, CREAT RACISM, CREATE HATRED AMONG PEOPLE (SO HAS HIS RUNNING MATE, PALIN) AND HAS A HORRIBLE MEDICAL PLAN.  YOU SOUND LIKE YOU ARE GRASPING FOR STRAWS FOR NOT WANTING TO VOTE FOR MCCAIN. ARE YOU?  IF YOU ARE A RACIST, I FEEL SORRY FOR YOU. THAT'S TOO BAD.  MAY LOTS OF PEACE BE WITH YOU.  I AM A WHITE 45 YEAR OLD WOMAN WHO LOVES OBAMA FROM 2004 AND HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING HIM SINCE THAT TIME.  HE'S GOING TO BE WONDERFUL FOR OUR COUNTRY.  I'M NOT A HATEFUL PERSON, NOR AM I RACIST. DID YOU KNOW THAT WHEN MCCAIN CAME BACK FROM VIETNAM AND RETURNED TO HIS WIFE, SHE HAD BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT WHICH LEFT HER CRIPPLED AND HUNCHBACKED (SHE WAS ONLY 26 AT THE TIME).  GUESS WHAT?  MCCAIN TOLD HER, "YOU ARE NOT THE WOMAN I LEFT."  SO, HE GOT DIVORCED FROM HER AND MARRIED CINDY 3 MONTHS LATER.  HOW'S THAT FOR MORALS?

October 26, 2008
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On Senator Obama

 

I am a 56-year-old "white" male. I shook hands with Bobby Kennedy when I was a sophomore in High School, one year prior to his death.

 

I remember seeing Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr on TV also. Both of my parents were raised in small all white Michigan communities. Despite that “all white” small country town upbringing, they raised me with one mind, “There are two kinds of people in the world, good people and bad people. Color, religion and the country that people come from does not matter, that is why we are called the United States”. My mother added, “Goodness and badness have no preference!”

 

My father grew up on a farm in Dorr, Michigan, and had to quit school in the 8th grade to help on the farm. And yet in raising me, he told me that Martin Luther King, Jr was probable the finest representation of what America should be that I would see in my life time. So far, that statement holds true.

 

I am not trying to compare Senator Obama to Martin Luther King, Jr, but when I look at Senator Obama, I see a man that, because of his “mixed” lineage, represents the very best of white America, and the very best of black America. I see in him a symbol of racial hope. I see in him the understanding of the average American. I see in him the understanding that this country needs in 2008! I see in the very essence of what we stand for “United”.

 

I see in him being the hope of being one-step closer to my hero’s words: "I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."*

 

John R. Koslek III

Kalamazoo, MI

 

*Excerpt from:

The I Have a Dream Speech

Martin Luther King, Jr

http://www.usconstitution.net/dream.html

October 26, 2008
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Duh?! Frank Raines is the CEO & Chairman of Fannie Mae. Hey get this, he is also Obama's "Economic Advisor". This is the same guy who denied that sub prime loans would not hurt our economy when he was being investigated in a senate hearing for misuse of funds & bad business practice. Better yet, Obama & this guy are going to run our country. Hooray for socialism!

 

 

ObamaRx – The Wrong Prescription for America (ObaMARX)

 

Joe Biden pointed out to us on 10/21 that his mother told him we are judged by the company we keep.

 

Obama’s mentor from age 10-18 in Hawaii was Frank Marshall Davis – a Marxist/Communist (and also a pot smoking sex pervert). Obama cites this relationship in his book along with his guidance as Obama departs to college.

 

Obama explains in his book how he was drawn to Marxist professors in college.

 

Obama aligns himself with a pastor who founded a church embracing the Marxist based Black Liberation Theology and stays there for 20 years calling the pastor his mentor.

 

Obama establishes alliances in Chicago with Ayers, who in 2002 refers to himself as a dedicated Marxist/Anarchist. (This is about who Ayers IS and was during his alliances with Obama and not who he was back in the 60s/70s as Obama would like it to be)

 

In October 2008 Obama slips up and lets his true philosophy out – spreading the wealth around.

 

As Joe Biden said in the same stump speech where he referred to his mother’s sage advice about the company you keep: “If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck …..”

 

Marxism – the wrong prescription for America. ObamaRx – the wrong prescription.

 

Do your homework people, I would not vote for Obama, even if he was white. The guy has really bad judgement. Everyone is afraid to ask about his associations because they are afraid of being labeled a racist. Get a clue people, Obamas only going to show the side he wants you to see. Hey, McCain isn't perfect, but at least he doesn't have alot of shady characters in his background.

October 28, 2008
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The thing I am most disturbed about is that John McCain brought up "Joe the Plummer" and basically made him the central point of his tax attack against Obama.  My issue is that "Joe the Plummer" was concerned about raising his taxes, WHAT TAXES, he hasn't paid any in awhile, hence his lies about purchasing a business and being a plummer.  Has anyone ever thought he was working under the table, and skipping out on paying taxes.

October 28, 2008
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What is with the diversity thing?  Did people actually believe that another race could never be in the "White House"? One conversation was about skin color-you know the percentage thing that if you ar 1% you are Black.  Really?  So, racism is still bubbling.  Read this:  It is going to be "bubbling brown sugar"-get over it!  Tired of the crap!  H.L. was right.  There have been 43-1 so, lottery says if one keeps shooting eventually damn, I win!  Go Barack and Michelle.

 

So, Senator Obama wishing you well and prayer certainly around you the positive type.

 

Being multi-racial I don't care what freaking color as long as the content and charater have something concrete to say and then puts it into action to make a difference in helping others. 

And that does not take a $100,000.00 wardrobe-go Michelle a women who knows how to budget, shop and keep her man happy. 

 

And Senator Obama and Biden if you can manage the type of campaign and money you have, I have no doubt you can manage the U.S.

October 28, 2008
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What is with the diversity thing?  Did people actually believe that another race could never be in the "White House"? One conversation was about skin color-you know the percentage thing that if you ar 1% you are Black.  Really?  So, racism is still bubbling.  Read this:  It is going to be "bubbling brown sugar"-get over it!  Tired of the crap!  H.L. was right.  There have been 43-1 so, lottery says if one keeps shooting eventually damn, I win!  Go Barack and Michelle.

 

So, Senator Obama wishing you well and prayer certainly around you the positive type.

 

Being multi-racial I don't care what freaking color as long as the content and charater have something concrete to say and then puts it into action to make a difference in helping others. 

And that does not take a $100,000.00 wardrobe-go Michelle a women who knows how to budget, shop and keep her man happy. 

 

And Senator Obama and Biden if you can manage the type of campaign and money you have, I have no doubt you can manage the U.S.

October 28, 2008
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WHY ISN"T ANYONE SPEAKING ABOUT MEDICIARE AND SOCIAL SECURITY GOING BROKE???  My "zillion-dollar" question;  These programs were designed to help low-income people, so how come MILLIONAIRES are allowed to collect benefits from Social Programs designed for the Working poor"?  I personally know of 2 very well-off individuals that are collecting Social Security Disability benefits, for a long time.  I think it is disqusting that RICH people are taking a free-ride off the taxpayers, when they are perfectly self-sufficient.  That's a big reason for this system going into bankruptcy, a lot sooner that we think. I don't care if they paid into the system, because it was not concieved as an aid program for the Rich and Advantaged in our society.  Some brave politician needs to have the guts to speak up and get legislation started, to get these "freeloaders" off the rolls.

October 29, 2008
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What is wrong with people?  The idea is to exercise your right to vote.  People died to do so. Some for just passing out flyers or other publications. 

I voted.  For Barack and Biden.  I go out and campaign and I am considered disabled.  I remember my grand-parents having two businesses and they had no loans.  The sold milk bottles to set up their shoe shop and seafood business.  Black folk have not always had that priveledge to vote.

 

I am voting also because I am glad to have medicaid and medicare.  When you suffer a major illness and are poor it matters. 

 

I am voting because my grandchildren have a chance with Head Start and the teachers have jobs.

 

I am voting not because of color but on contend, character and the issues.  And I am the picture of diversity. 

 

I am voting because I am tired of privitized prisons and rich CEOs such as the ultimate:  Bush and Chaney.

 

I am voting because never before has a man run and manage a campaign and the kind of money Barack and Biden have run.  If it is like this in the White House-thumbs up!

 

I am voting because Barack and his staff can discuss the issues and back it up with clearity unlike: terms of gosh, darn, I'll get back to ya email. 

 

I am voting because Barack and Biden will use diplomacy and know the ethics and protocol to do the job.

 

I am voting because I know many veterans who are heroes and do not have to boast about what they did-they just did it without medals, glory and all that.  My uncle is a Black Korean Vet dying now with less than dignity and Barack know what that is like.

 

I am voting because my grandfather was a Civil War Vet who adopted me as his daughter and does not have one statue or memorial in his honor like so many who fought for this country.

 

I am voting for Barack because he understands family and has managed his home life as well as his public life well and with integrity.  And so has Biden.

 

I am voting for all those who died campaigning in the South and died to see this day or days to come for other people of color can achieve if they try.

 

I am voting because my grandchildren are excited and understand for the first time the feeling of change-true change.

 

I am voting so the Proclamation Emancipation can be finally signed and Skinhead folk can see this Nation undivided but united under God as one nation of diversified people who are the greatest in the world giving always giving to hold the idea of freedom from oppression.

 

I am voting because I am a Black female-senior now who has fought and know more than any other what it means to stand and love her family and friends and be willing to die for it.

October 29, 2008
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Vote Obama/Biden

NC family  united

Sampson

Jenkins

Mosley

Green

Greene

Franks

Willis

Santana

Ward

Freeman

Ellerby

James

McIntrye

Boyd

Wagoner

Simmons

Hansley

Washington

McGraw

Brewington

Mandy

McDaniel

Smith

Dunston

Royal

Moore

Smalls

Baker

Lott

Morse

Jones

Johnson

Malette

Wheeler

Devane

Williams

Hassell

Tucker

Sadgwar

DeRosset

McCulhaney

Greenhowe

 

Mandingo, Cherokee, Mullungeon, Blackfoot, Black, Scottish, Indian, etc

 

From NC to Africa to the Islands this family is still here educated, ready to fight.  Tribe of Rueben. 

Go NC!!  Pembroke University; Scotts Hill, Wimington, etc. Vote Vote Barack Obama!!!

ETC....

October 29, 2008
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Think about Social Security and Medicare.   The war took money from these programs and so did those who mismanage the programs and money like Wall Street executives.

 

So use you freaking heads-it is not the people on welfate creating the loss-they actually need the programs especially many children who cannot afford what the Insurance industry has created high premimums  and no adequate coverage especially for long term and chronic illnesses. 

When Wall Street falls-God forbid some of you will know what it is like to stand in line with the rest of us.

 

And this is one Black women who works but, still needs the help to make ends meet.  When you lose your home, transportation, job, your health-all of you will get it sooner or later hopefully before.

October 29, 2008
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Hello North Carolina!!  We will be in Ogden washing cars and getting votes out!!  Nov. 2,2008  Vote Barack Obama!

October 29, 2008
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Environment!! Did anyone attend the online Virtual Energy Conference with John Kerry and others?  Very informative and this is what we need more in the way of saving our planet and it is in danger.

 

Thank you Al Gore, President Carter and Rosilyn.  Man what work they have done.  And Carolyn Kennedy-Jesus!

 

Issues-Black people do not kow the issues-REALLY?  I damn sure can read and write and graduated.

October 29, 2008
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i am asking for this one video to be heard and for everyone to spread the word of this video while we still can, this one video can change the face of this election, so watch it and tell everyone to watch it and it would be great if this can actualy be shown on CNN

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sj91NH5fvw

October 30, 2008
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I would like Senator Obama to explain how he is going to motivate people to work harder if they are only going to be penalised for making more money by paying higher and higher taxes. At some point there is going to be no incentive to make or own a buisness if you make over 250 thousand a year and only pay it out in taxes.

October 30, 2008
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Folks! let's be more serious about this historic election; There are so many none-sense comments that

deserve a serious RE-EDUCATION! first of all the Sen.

John McCain's choice on Gov. Sarah Palin, is a real gaff

which will coast the party for long time. Of course Palin

herself is happy for her own cause. But and about the nation? Let's be more serious FOLKS, in expressing:

GREAT ONE, GREAT PEOPLE AND A GREAT NATION MUST ACCEPT

THE DIFFERENCE TO BE GREATER,,,

October 30, 2008
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Veterans & Military Families: (Forwarding this message)

 

Yesterday in Tampa, John McCain questioned Barack Obama’s readiness to serve as our Commander-in-Chief, saying he lacks what it takes to lead this country.

 

Tens of thousands of veterans and military family members across America disagree.   We trust Barack Obama to lead us in the fight against Al Qaeda, and support his strategy for success in Iraq, and in Afghanistan and Pakistan.  We believe in Barack Obama’s character, his judgment, and his leadership.  We believe that America — and especially its veterans and military families — can’t afford 4 more years of the same failed Bush policies.   And we are marching shoulder-to-shoulder with Barack Obama and Joe Biden to bring change to America.

 

Yesterday, the non-profit, non-partisan Veterans & Military Families for Progress formally endorsed Barack Obama for the presidency.  In announcing their endorsement, the group cited Obama’s unwavering support for America’s military community:  “His public support for full funding of the Veterans Administration and his declared determination to provide for the establishment of a national veterans and military family policy give veterans and their families hope -- hope that at long last a President will support veterans in such a way as to honor the sacred trust of those who have served and sacrificed.”

 

You can read the full endorsement online at: http://www.vmfp.org/news.php

 

We have traveled a long way since last February, working hard in all 50 states to bring change to America. But the last, hardest mile of this race remains in front of us.  We need your help to finish strong, and to win on November 4.  Here are three things you can do to help us win:

 

1.  Get Out The Vote.  Volunteer at your local Obama-Biden campaign office, or Campaign for Change office, to get out the vote.  We need pollwatchers, drivers, phonebankers, canvassers, and support staff to turn out the vote in all 50 states on Election Day.

 

2.  Call for Change.  Go to www.barackobama.com and sign into the “Neighbor to Neighbor” tool to call other Americans and spread the word about Barack Obama, and encourage them to vote.  Join our “veteran to veteran” calling program to call veterans in key states, including:

 

Florida - (http://my.barackobama.com/callveteransFL)

 

Ohio - (http://my.barackobama.com/callohioveterans)

 

Indiana - (http://my.barackobama.com/callveteransIN)

 

All other states - (http://my.barackobama.com/CallVeterans)

 

3.  Vote!  Each of us must lead by personal example if we want to win on November 4.  Wherever you are, we need your vote, and inspire your friends, family members and co-workers to do the same.  Democratic candidates in every race are counting on your vote.  

 

Fired up — ready to win!!!

 

-Phil

 

 

Phillip Carter

National Veterans Director

Obama for America

April 15, 2009
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