Friday, August 29, 2008

The Pomo White House: archive

"(...) I am absolutely certain that generations from now, we will be able to look back and tell our children that this was the moment when we began to provide care for the sick and good jobs to the jobless; this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to heal (...) "
--Barack Obama (Nomination Victory Speech 3rd June 2008


Don't forget to check the dedicated dossier "Obama's Radical Connections", and "Stop The Obama Constitutional Crisis," the law suits of Philip Berg vs Barack Obama.
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WSJ: "The Politics of Reassurance"

If the prospect of an Obama presidency doesn't make you nervous, Joe Biden's latest comments, reported by ABC News, may change the way you feel:
"Mark my words," the Democratic vice presidential nominee warned at the second of his two Seattle fundraisers Sunday. "It will not be six months before the world tests Barack Obama like they did John Kennedy. The world is looking. We're about to elect a brilliant 47-year-old senator president of the United States of America. Remember I said it standing here if you don't remember anything else I said. Watch, we're gonna have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy."
"I can give you at least four or five scenarios from where it might originate," Biden said to Emerald City supporters, mentioning the Middle East and Russia as possibilities. "And he's gonna need help. And the kind of help he's gonna need is, he's gonna need you--not financially to help him--we're gonna need you to use your influence, your influence within the community, to stand with him. Because it's not gonna be apparent initially, it's not gonna be apparent that we're right."
As Commentary's Jennifer Rubin notes, this adds up to a pretty good argument for electing a president who is experienced and tough--i.e., John McCain. (...) >>>

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What's disturbing about Biden's remarks is that he seems to anticipate a domestic crisis of sorts as well--that Obama's response to the crisis will be unpopular among the public, or some segment of it, and that his backers will simply have to have faith. But Biden gives us no clue as to what he thinks Obama will do that will prompt a backlash--or which segment of the public he expects to lash back. To hear Biden tell it, a vote for Obama is a vote for God-and-Joe-Biden-only-know-what. In the absence of clarity from Biden and Obama, people have begun speculating as to what may lie in store ... also, Michael Ledeen ...

PJM: "Biden Yet Again"

(...)“Watch. We’re going to have an international crisis, a generated crisis, to test the mettle of this guy. “And he’s going to need help . . . to stand with him. Because it’s not going to be apparent initially; it’s not going to be apparent that we’re right.” The surprising part of his statement is the last sentence. What does he mean when he says “it’s not going to be apparent that we’re right”? (...) he may think he knows something real.

There are some blog reports suggesting that US intelligence agencies now believe that Iran will be building its first bomb by next February, and Biden may take those reports seriously. If so, President Obama would have to do something. What? Does Biden think that his administration’s first instinct would be to call a conference and then fly to Tehran to negotiate a big deal? Or does he think it would then be necessary to take drastic action? The talking cure seems more to Obama’s taste, but no serious person believes it would succeed. Who knows? But imagine if Palin had said such a thing. We’d have a million column inches explaining why she doesn’t belong on a national ticket. >>>
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Politeia: "No Questions Asked for the World's Top Job" (4 videos on Obama's Muslim associations)

22nd Oct 2008
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Politeia: "The Alinsky Legacy: the Subversion Handbook," by Dr Sam Holliday

'Rules for Radicals' by Saul D. Alinsky is an handbook for how 'Have-Nots' can take power away from the 'Haves.' In it he explains how to manipulate the political system through "community organization" using a mantra of "change". Obama is the embodiment of the Alinsky's Legacy. This has been known for many years, but even today very few people recognize it. (...) The ability of Obama to implement Alinsky's plan is due to his appealing image, to his skills, and to the transformation of American culture as a result of postmodern thought. It is not difficult to connect the dots. (...) Why does black pride and white guilt count for so much? Why does Obama's hypocrisy, financial indiscretions, anti-American past, and questionable associations count for so little? Could the answers be that the USA is now in the declining stages of its cycle? (See: Understanding Change) How far will the Legacy of Frank Davis and Saul Alinsky be taken? Can it be stopped? Can the cycle be reversed? (...) >>>

21st Oct 2008
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Weasel Zippers: "Denver Archbishop: Obama the Most Devoted Baby Killer Since Roe v. Wade Decision 35 Years ago...."

Denver Roman Catholic Archbishop Charles Chaput labeled Barack Obama the "most committed" abortion-rights candidate from a major party in 35 years while accusing a Catholic Obama ally and other Democratic-friendly Catholic groups of doing a "disservice to the church." Chaput, one of the nation's most politically outspoken Catholic prelates, delivered the remarks Friday night at a dinner of a Catholic women's group. His comments were among the sharpest in a debate over abortion and Catholic political responsibility in a campaign in which Catholics represent a key swing vote. While Chaput has won praise from traditionalist Catholics for stressing opposition to abortion as a foundational voting issue, voices on the Catholic left have sought to apply church teachings to war, poverty, the environment and other issues. (...) >>>
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Politeia: "The O Plot Thickens: Law Suits Like Kittens"

The situation around Philip Berg's pending law suit, demanding proof of Barack Obama's natural born citizenship - which is a precondition for the Presidency - is getting more outrageous by the day. (...) The candidate and Howard Dean refuse to clear up the matter of Obama's natural born citizenship, so we're headed for a constitutional crisis. Change! is about right. (...) There are at least two more law suits being filed, one of which in Washington. Many more Americans are considering taking legal action as well (see comments on Berg's website Obama Crimes).

Once you've recovered your breath from that one, feast your eyes on this jaw-dropper: footage from an ACORN meeting in January 2007 (hat tip: Expose Obama) in which the candidate, spreading favors around, pledges the association of community organizers, they will shape his Presidential agenda. (...) That over, we've got some pretty awful video material about the candidate's involvement in the post election violence in Kenya, orchestrated by Communist Germany raised cousin Raila Odinga. And guess what... he stood on an election platform, promising to ... "spread the wealth around."

World Net Daily in the latest despatch from Nairobi: "How Obama friend tried to give nation to Muslim minority - Read 3-page agreement that promised to Islamize Kenya, protect terrorists".
Read here and see there how Raila indulged in another clan habit, political opportunism. Raila came into power by signing a pact with the country's Muslim representatives, imposing sharia law and evoking cooperation with the GWOT - particularly outrageous in the light of the following.

In 2006, as a member of the Senate, Obama campaigned in Kenya for his cousin at the taxpayer's expense. Contained in following PDF document is a line that states “Friends of Senator BO” and the amount shown is 66,000,000 Kenyan Shillings, which equates to US$1 million. As a side note, Dick Morris Associates is listed providing the value (21,335,000 KES or US$344,000) of pro bono work for Raila Odinga: PDF-Consolidated Statement of Campaign Financial Activities. (...) >>>
20th Oct 2008
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Politeia: "We Are All Plumbers Now"

This is perhaps the most ominous aspect yet of both the radicalized Democratic Party in general, and the Obama campaign in particular: they appear to be after ways how the law can the used to criminalize opponents. Uncle Joe would be proud! Point in case is a local Democratic chairman reacting to Philip Berg's valid lawsuit for Barack Obama to present evidence of natural born citizenship. In this footage we can literally see him looking for ways to delegitimise Berg's efforts: either he's on a personal vendetta, or he must be trespassing on somebody's privacy rights, etc. (....) This is as much undermining the rule of law, as ACORN is crushing the very foundation of democracy. Republican rallies are almost certainly infiltrated by agitators. These tactics are truly and utterly irresponsible and destructive.

A Pajamas Media article "Justice Dept. Targets GOP Activists" lists one case of legal abuse, Rick Moore in "Obama Wants to Prosecute Republicans Trying to Stop Voter Fraud" chronicles another. Then there is the minor matter of the Truth Squads (read Missouri Governor Blunt's press release), followed by Obama's judicial obliteration of the Second Amendment. (...)

What cannot be ignored today is the hyena mob attack on citizen Joe "The Plumber" Wurzelbacher which is shedding whatever remnants of respectability that perhaps remained. It tells of an end-justifies-the-means mentality that comes with the pragmatist approach. What's more disturbing? The fact itself, that some don't see the problem, or that others completely miss the point? The unconscionable mob turns on a single citizen, a plumber, so as to divert attention away from the redistributive nature of the Obama policies, the egalitarian collectivism that was to remain shrouded in mystery until "the deal was closed." The episode is exemplary for the ongoing con job. (...) The series on relativism and violence is an ongoing project, but part I and part II have already been posted. >>>

18th Oct 2008
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... waddayouknow ... a second October surprise! (scroll down for first) ...

Atlas Shrugs: "ANOTHER OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE LAWSUIT"

Berg is not alone. Another lawsuit has been filed based on my explosive exclusive on July 20th, : ATLAS EXCLUSIVE: FINAL REPORT ON OBAMA BIRTH CERTIFICATE FORGERY CHANGE YOU CAN BELIEVE IN
I think all of America should file a class action suit. The lawsuits are good. It forces attention to be paid because the in the tank mainstream media will not touch this story. >>>

17th Oct 2008
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Politeia: "Where About on the Dems Depravity Scale Does This Figure"?"

(...) Is anything off-limits anymore?"... apparently not. The last few days have been filled with fake outcries over perceived racism and "code for racism"- all cover in case riots break out if the Dems lose the elections. When the next bout of tactical hysterics strikes, could someone cplease hurl the above over the wall that separates the trolls from humanity? Sicko ... but wait, there's more from the liberal trelozoic ... (anyone under 13, avert now eyes now - these people aren't really angry, they're just disappointed with themselves ...) >>>
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Politeia: How Do You Spell 'Redistribution of Wealth'?"

(...) One of Barack Obama's most potent campaign claims is that he'll cut taxes for no less than 95% of "working families." He's even promising to cut taxes enough that the government's tax share of GDP will be no more than 18.2% -- which is lower than it is today. It's a clever pitch, because it lets him pose as a middle-class tax cutter while disguising that he's also proposing one of the largest tax increases ever on the other 5%. But how does he conjure this miracle, especially since more than a third of all Americans already pay no income taxes at all? There are several sleights of hand, but the most creative is to redefine the meaning of "tax cut." (...) read it all, or watch the vids >>>

14th Oct 2008
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PJM: "The Complete Guide to ACORN Voter Fraud," by Jim Hoft

They register dead people. But that's not all. And you thought 2000 was bad.

Not an excerpt, but from the comment section: "(...) With just weeks to go before the election, ACORN is flooding the systems in select swing states with fraudulent registrations in order to overwhelm the resources of local boards of elections (...) If ACORN can sow enough seeds of chaos, via fraudulent registrations, to produce one big fat flying mess should the vote in several swing states be close enough to trigger recounts … they’ve accomplished their mission. In this scenario, even if McCain wins on recount (after months of lawsuits and counter-lawsuits having flayed & delayed recount efforts), the left can scream “illegitimate president!” In other words … heads, ACORN wins; tails, ACORN wins. Evil genius, to be sure."
"It gets much worse I am afraid. You should read this article: Obama shields ACORN from Criminal Prosecution in the Economic Crisis: http://canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/5548"


... read it all >>>

WSJ also has an "Obama and ACORN" special and succinctly sum up the activities: enforcing Socialist policies at the tax payer's expense (is there any other kind?) ...
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Politeia: "Of "The October Surprise""

(...) Someone with the unlikely name of Molotov Mitchell has produced a 10 minute and 52 second video (watch it below) that could well change the terms of the election -- if enough people watch it. (...) It makes accessible to the general public some of the serious questions about Obama's citizenship status that have been vetted almost exclusively in the conservative web world. (...) A lifelong Democrat who has held political office and been a committeeman, Philip Berg, Former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania, has brought suit over the real questions raised by the absence of a valid Obama birth certificate. His narrative of the various questions Obama has refused to answer is devastating. (...) "

The only way Obama can satisfactorily respond is to release his supposed Hawaiian birth certificate. If he has it, why hasn't he released it? If he does release it, game over. So why drag this out on technical grounds? It doesn't make sense." (...)

Update: All the filings to date in the court action of Philip Berg are available here.

Indeed. One answer may lie in what Pamela Geller of Atlas Shrugs has been on about ...

Atlas Exclusive: "Final Report on Obama Birth Certificate Forgery - Change You Can Believe In"

(...) Here's the Illuminati Productions video presenting Philip Berg, Former Deputy Attorney General of Pennsylvania and lifelong Democrat, making his case (...) >>>

13th Oct 2008

Update: Politeia: "Stop the Obama Constitutional Crisis"

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15th Oct 2008
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Politeia: Welcome to Pomo Lingo: Alert John McCain"

In a recent post we explained that one Pomo way of shutting up an opponent is the racial slur, or any other expression of political correctness: it imposes self-censorship. A striking example from the campaign trail is the mindboggling chutzpah of Gov. David Paterson, referring to the McCain-Palin ticket as "vampires" and "blood suckers," while a day or so later accusing them of racism. Paterson has devised a delightful Postmodern thing no one has ever heard of: satirizing the profession of community organizing is "racist code"! It's Subjectivism in action: two parties, two standards: he - Paterson - is allowed to violate any standard of polite human interaction, while at the same time building a trumped up case against his opponents. See it if you will, as the redistribution of speech rights. (...) Paterson is very justified in his action because he - as a Democrat - is speaking in the name of all victimhood. John McCain - like the gentleman that he is - unawares of the booby traps set by Pomo lingo, has already fallen in line. Very effective, is Pomo lingo. (...)

From the campaign trail: the indignation about the fake accusation that Barack Obama is a "terrorist." Two things are happening here: para-exegesis and fake rage. The para-exegesis is the deliberate misinterpretation of the accusation. No one - except perhaps a hapless pundit giving way to prolonged provocation - has accused Obama of being a terrorist. The real morality behind the problem of hobnobbing with Ayers is the lack of judgment, promoting Sandinista type school councils (LSCs), making the Presidency vulnerable to blackmail, and showing a pattern of associating with the enemies of the land, a trait bordering treasonous behavior.

... slowly but surely the exposure is shifting to ACORN, the organization which Obama trained in Alinsky tactics and whom he lawyered ... it works both ways: if they get away with it, so much the better - if not, they clog up the system ... watch the vid! ... Soren Dayton in "Strange Happenings During Ohio Early Voting Period" discusses the update of John Fund' book on election fraud, Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy: the problems of 2000 have not been significantly addressed. A close presidential election that turns on the kinds of issues that arose in Ohio would further delegitimize our democratic system ... (...) >>>

11th Oct 2008
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Thanks to Palin: "ACORN Fraud"

More voter fraud from ACORN. The Democrats are trying to steal the elections with fraud. This has been going on for years and has been swept under the rug. They need to shut down ACORN and Project Vote. This is not voter disenfranchising, this is to have free and fair elections. This should never be tolerated and those that are involves should be thrown in jail and have their voting rights taken away. Enough is enough. This is getting to be a theme every year. For the past 3 or 4 Presidential votes, ACORN has been caught filing false voter registrations. And to say that it is not their fault is preposterous, ignorance is not a defense against the law. >>>
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The Minority Report: "ACORN's Dirty Deeds Spread to Missouri"

Over the last few days a there has been a lot of sunlight exposing the dark corners of the activities of the group called ACORN.
Missouri has not been left out of the action.In Clay County, Republic an Director on the Board of Election Commissioners Dave Reinhart has been on top of a flood of apparently false voter registration cards. We have three confirmed examples of possible electoral fraud. (...) It’s important to note that these three are likely a small fraction of the number of false registration cards that have been turned in by ACORN. Reinhart raised an important point with Caleb Howe of Redstate. ACORN’s employees are paid per registration. They have every incentive to turn in these falsified registration cards. They make more money if they turn in more cards.
Fortunately in Missouri (...) >>>

9th Oct 2008
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... a great read, a final reckoning ... no excerpt would do it justice: read it all, then spread it wide ...

PJM: "Not Quite Ready to Join the Crusade", by Victor Davis Hanson
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Politeia: "SMS Recover Objectivity Mode, Descend on UIC"

(...) Obama's campaign manager David Axelrod now admits Obama did have a relationship with Ayers, that they served together on CAC boards and Ayers throwing the coming out coffee party in 1995. But Barack Obama ... "didn't know about Ayers' history", his violent past. It's a bit like asking, Oswald who? CNN also checks back with Obama campaign strategist Robert Gibbs, who is still in denial mode despite his colleague's admissions: "This is somebody who the New York Times said Barack Obama’s not close to," that Barack Obama has condemned Ayers, that this is a "dishonorable, dishonest, despicable smear campaign". Here's a news flash for the postmodernists on the Obama campaign: facts don't qualify as smears (...) In the following vid we hear about the MSM descending on the University of Illinois library, going through the papers pertaining to the Chicago Annenberg Challenge project: more than 50,000 documents, 148 boxes, approximately 946 files, together some 70 linear feet. So much for "just a guy who lives in my neighborhood" ... we'll be looking forward to their reports. >>>

8th Oct 2008
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Townhall: "The Real Obama"

Critics of Senator Barack Obama make a strategic mistake when they talk about his "past associations." (...) Associations are very different from alliances. Allies are not just people who happen to be where you are or who happen to be doing the same things you do. You choose allies deliberately for a reason. The kind of allies you choose says something about you. Jeremiah Wright, Father Michael Pfleger, William Ayers and Antoin Rezko are not just people who happened to be at the same place at the same time as Barack Obama. They are people with whom he chose to ally himself for years (...) an alliance is not just an "association" from being at the same place at the same time. Obama could have allied himself with all sorts of other people. But, time and again, he allied himself with people who openly expressed their hatred of America.(...) Fortunately, there is a documented, factual account of what Barack Obama has actually been doing over the years, as distinguished from what he has been saying during this election campaign, in a new best-selling book. That book is titled "The Case Against Barack Obama" by David Freddoso. (...)

The story of Obama's political career is not a pretty story. He won his first political victory by being the only candidate on the ballot-- after hiring someone skilled at disqualifying the signers of opposing candidates' petitions (...) Obama came out in favor of the Daley machine and against reform candidates. (...) "People don't come to Obama for what he's done, they come because of what they hope he can be." David Freddoso's book should be read by those people who want to know what the facts are. But neither this book nor anything else is likely to change the minds of Obama's true believers, who have made up their minds and don't want to be confused by the facts. (...) >>>
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Politeia: "CNN Recover Objectivity Mode: Obama Lies"

Obama downplays his relationship with unrepentant terrorist Ayers, claiming "he is just someone who lives in my neighborhood who did terrible things when I was just eight years old". Another line Obama likes to take is that he just sat on a Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) board with Ayers. This is correct, but it is only partial truth. Smears!, cries Obama: the election is all about Unity, Hope, Change - McCain trying to 'hoodwink' and does 'swift boat style' attacks. Well, it's getting harder to pull wool.

The CNN program reports that grants made by the CAC were funneled to Ayers’ favored schools with radical agendas, when Obama was a little older than just eight years old. In the recent post "The Hidden Sinisterisms of the O Campaign" we quoted from unsuspicious quarters, blogger Global Labor, a unionist of the Social Democrat variety, deeply worried that Obama's brand of Socialism may turn out to be of the radical persuasion, per Messrs Castro, Morales and Chavez. Obama - we find - is a typical Postmodern Leftist. Postmodernism combines various strains of reactionary collectivist ideologies, all vehemently opposed to Capitalism, limited government and liberal democracy. (...)

Related:

- "Obama & Friends Sean Hannity Special" (a 6-part video documentary is constantly being pulled by o'bots, so no promises but the keywords are in the title)
- "Weather Underground" (a historic video documentary)
- "Guilt by Judgment" (rather than "guilt by association" as Obama claims, a Judicial Confirmation Network video showing a pattern of bad company)
- The Weekly Standard: "Robert Gibbs Still Doesn't Know Much About Obama and Ayers"

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7th Oct 2008
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American Thinker: "Obama, Hillary and Palin's Disinvite", by Pamela Geller

The notorious disinviting of Sarah Palin from an anti-Ahmedinejad rally in New York is a product of the secret war Hillary Clinton is waging against the Obama presidential campaign. (...) Hillary's pull out had nothing to do with Palin. It was an implicit hit at Obama. Hillary did not want to be the one to represent Obama. Obama's position on Iran is sophomoric, idiotic and dangerous. Hillary has been more responsible and she was not going to clean up his mess. In plain terms, Hillary Clinton was not going to be the face of Obama's Iranian foreign policy. Obama has said he would meet with Ahmedinejad without condition -- essentially rewarding him for his nuclear arsenal and genocidal threats.

No way was Hillary going to pave that road for him, so she pulled out forcing Obama to face the jihad music. In withdrawing she forced him send someone in his stead -- but who? Biden? (...) The real issue is why Obama didn't send anyone to represent him at the Anti-Ahmedinejad rally? Having no one there for Obama makes it seem he did not want to upset the Hitler wannabe, or that he was pandering to his widespread support in the Muslim world or his 22% lead over McCain among Muslim Americans. Hillary wanted these question raised in the subconscious of Jewish and other pro-Israel/anti-Iran voters. In this Presidential race, Hillary is a McCain operative even if he doesn't know it. >>>

6th Oct 2008
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Politeia: "Palin vs Binden: the fourteen lies he told"

Gaffes were promised, lies we got.
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... the latest gagging order ... (for now)

Politeia: "The Left's Default Position: Coercion"

(...) Once subjectivism replaces reason, sooner or later it always comes down to aggression. Violence and coercion are at the heart of every level of subjectivist thought, metaphysically, epistemological and ethically. This stands to reason. Why, we'll explain tomorrow. For now ... take this as just the latest example of the bully tactics displayed by the o'bots.

American Thinker: "You Tube pulls a popular anti-Democrat video off the web (updated)," by C. Edmund Wright

You Tube and Warner Music Group today pulled a highly popular video that very succinctly and clearly spelled out the roots of the current economic crisis. The 9:59 video entitled "Burning Down the House: What Caused Our Economic Crisis" played four different songs under a fast moving video sequence that very clearly tied Democrats like Chris Dodd, Franklin Raines, Jim Johnson and Barack Obama to policies and corruption related to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. (...) >>>

2nd Oct 2008
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No Quarter: "A FEMINIST VOTING REPUBLICAN" by Dr. Lynette Long - Hat Tip: Thanks to Palin Blog

Two weeks ago I published an article on my blog entitled, “THE X FACTOR.” The article went viral and is posted on dozens of blogs. I have received over 1,000 emails commenting on my position as a liberal Democrat voting for McCain-Palin. (...) Many feminists can’t understand my choice. I am not betraying the cause, the fight, the mission, because I don’t want to vote Democratic. The Democratic Party is not our ally.

The Democratic Party is 60% women but it has only once selected a woman as a vice-presidential candidate and that was nearly a quarter of a century ago. We are chattel in our own party. The head of the Democratic National Committee has never been a woman. Money donated to the Women’s Leadership Fund is funneled into the Obama Victory Fund. We cannot give dominion over our bodies or ourselves to one party. Current feminist groups have no teeth because they are part and parcel of the Democratic Party. They are held hostage by Roe v. Wade. They know it and the Democratic Party knows it. The only way to regain our power is to regain our vote. The Democratic Party has no reason to earn our vote. We’ve sacrificed one choice for another.
I will by not be held hostage by the Democratic Party that turned a blind eye to the corruption in the Democratic primaries and Democratic caucuses. I will not be held hostage by the Democratic Party that ignored a woman who got 18 million votes. I will not be held hostage by the Democratic Party a party that was deaf, dumb and blind to the persistent and pervasive sexist attacks against Hillary Clinton. I will not be held hostage by a Democratic Party that has never had a female head of the DNC. I will not be threatened into submission. I will not cast my vote based on fear. Visit my blog: Dr. Lynette Long. Also visit my Caucus Fraud analysis site. >>>
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... Ayn Rand would say, 'whim ridden' ...

WSJ: "Debate Questions for Joe Biden - Softballs for the foreign policy 'expert'"

"Sen. Biden, the following questions go to you.
"Let's begin with your approach to diplomacy. During the primary campaign last year, you criticized Sen. Obama's pledge to meet with the leaders of states such as Iran and Venezuela as 'naive,' particularly if such meetings were held without preconditions. (...) >>>

30th Sep 2008
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Newsbusters: "Family Told Obama NOT To Wear Soldier Son's Bracelet... Where is Media?"

Barack Obama played the "me too" game during the Friday debates on September 26 after Senator John McCain mentioned that he was wearing a bracelet (...) Obama said that he too had a bracelet. After fumbling and straining to remember the name, he revealed that his had the name of Sergeant Ryan David Jopek of Merrill, Wisconsin. Shockingly, however, Madison resident Brian Jopek, the father (...) recently said on a Wisconsin Public Radio show that his family had asked Barack Obama to stop wearing the bracelet (...) his ex-wife was taken aback, even upset, that Obama has made the death of her son a campaign issue. (...) >>>

28th Sep 2008
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... just wondering how to interpret this - it is a big deal: either the veil drops on some very, very vicious demagogy, or this is another, extremely dangerous sample of bad judgment ...

WSJ: "Obama Is Stoking Racial Antagonism"

I understand the rough and tumble of politics. But Barack Obama -- the supposedly postpartisan, postracial candidate of hope and change -- has gone where few modern candidates have gone before. Mr. Obama's campaign is now trafficking in prejudice of its own making. And in doing so, it is playing with political dynamite. (...) >>>

25th Sep 2008
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... before moving to the book, you can do the 'Does Obama really speak for you' test ... below is a partial transcript of the full hour that Glenn Beck spent on radio with David Freddoso, author of a new book on Barack Obama who was one of the subjects of O's black shirts of Action Wire ...

Glenn Beck: "The truth on Barack Obama" (also audio available)

(...) The reason why I've had David on the program before is because Barack Obama's people in Chicago have tried to shut down any appearance he's had on WGN radio with threats and pickets and everything else and you know what, this is America. (...) >>>

24th Sep 2008
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... here's an article by the Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) investigator himself ... Kurtz was the subject of an attack by O's own black shirts of Action Wire - on this, and the relationship between Obama and Ayers also see "The Hidden Sinisterisms of the O Campaign"; it is followed by a post by Dr Sanity on the other terrorist connections, Tony Redzko and Nadhmi Auchi ...

WSJ: "Obama and Ayers Pushed Radicalism On Schools", by Stanley Kurtz

The CAC's agenda flowed from Mr. Ayers's educational philosophy, which called for infusing students and their parents with a radical political commitment, and which downplayed achievement tests in favor of activism. In the mid-1960s, Mr. Ayers taught at a radical alternative school, and served as a community organizer in Cleveland's ghetto. In works like "City Kids, City Teachers" and "Teaching the Personal and the Political," Mr. Ayers wrote that teachers should be community organizers dedicated to provoking resistance to American racism and oppression. His preferred alternative? "I'm a radical, Leftist, small 'c' communist," Mr. Ayers said in an interview in Ron Chepesiuk's, "Sixties Radicals," at about the same time Mr. Ayers was forming CAC. CAC translated Mr. Ayers's radicalism into practice. (...) >>>

Don't forget to check the dedicated dossier "Investigations into Obama's Radical Connections"
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Dr Sanity: "HAIRSTYLES AND TANNING BEDS"

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Obama's relationship with Tony Redzko and Nadhmi Auchi, the latter "an Iraqi billionaire who has played a role in the Iraqi-European arms trade for over two decades, and who, behind the facade of legitimate business, served as Saddam Hussein’s principal international financial manipulator and bag man." (see also the first post on the subject: Obama’s Shifting Positions in Iraq: a Rezko Connection? ) (...) >>>

23rd Sep 2008
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CBS News/Opinion: "Obama's Plan To Spend Billions Overseas"

Obama’s latest audacity consists of looking Americans in the eye and decrying the billions spent each month rebuilding a foreign country. Those billions, he now says, should be kept at home for “rebuilding” our own country. Nice try. The Candidate of Hope is hoping that while he caterwauls about our lost billions, you won’t notice that he has already proposed the most jaw-dropping transfer of wealth in American history: taking nearly a trillion dollars out of the pockets of American taxpayers and doling it out to the world’s worst regimes through its most corrupt intermediary, the U.N.

The scam is better known as Obama’s Global Poverty Act. Sen. Joe Biden, his trusty running-mate, recently tried to slam it through the Senate Foreign Relations Committee - the better to address the rarely discussed fact that Obama, having achieved nothing noteworthy as an Illinois state senator, is similarly without accomplishment after three years in the Senate. The GPA is a monstrosity. Thanks to Obama’s praetorian guards in the mainstream media, it is a better kept secret than most covert intelligence programs. (...) >>>

22nd Sep 2008
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... does
"Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said on Friday he supported efforts by the U.S. Treasury and Federal Reserve to shore up confidence in the financial markets and said he would hold off from presenting his own economic recovery plan"
mean 'present?' ...

Yahoo!News: "Obama supports U.S. economic recovery efforts" ...

and is the choice of petty party politics over moral courage and bipartisanship in the face of evil evidence of the same opportunism? Case closed ...

PJM: "Solidarity on Standing Up To Iran? Not in the Obama Camp"

20th Sep 2008
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... another incomplete inventory for the books ...

... like Obama, Sr Zapatero is so deep in to pomo dredge that he seriously believes that, were the world ruled by women, war would cease to exist (well, the phallus is a symbol of violence, isn't it? ... mad as hatters, the lot ...

PJM: "Does McCain Really Think Spain Is in Latin America?"
Pro-Barack Obama blogs are raving wild with the accusation that John McCain does not know where Spain is. This “news and analysis” seems to have as its source the liberal Talking Points Memo blog, which spent more than 48 hours minutely dissecting an exclusive interview that McCain gave to Radio Caracol Miami earlier in the week. (...) Except that none of this is true (...) Indeed, no one in Spain could have been very surprised about McCain’s remarks and no one seems to have interpreted McCain’s equivocation as meaning he did not know where Spain is located. This is because most Spaniards know that Zapatero has said publicly that he hopes Obama, not McCain, will become the next American president. Moreover, almost everyone across the political spectrum in Spain knows (although not all will say so openly) that the Zapatero government is one of the most anti-American governments (...)
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... the President of the Netherlands National Bank confirmed John McCain's point of view on the US economy - the fundamentals (economic code for the essential parameters, Obama!) are sound - we should differentiate between the financial sector and the economy as a whole ...

Update: CNN cleared up McCain's point that there is a marked difference between "the fundamentals are sound" which was understood and derided by Obama as 'the economy is fundamentally sound' ... which betrays O's ignorance and the press' sheepishly following ... no one will notice the correction and the damage is done ... thanks!

19th Sep 2008
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... a superior sense of humor ...

PJM: "Hey Obama, How’s That ‘Judgment to Lead’ Meme Going?", by Pam Meister

Barack Obama’s premise for his presidential candidacy is his “judgment to lead.” (...) what kind of judgment did Obama show in using it a week after Sarah Palin’s famous joke about lipstick being the difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? His “old fish wrapped in paper” gag didn’t go over so well either. (...) How about Obama’s first executive decision — his choice of running mate? I don’t know about you, but Bazooka Joe Biden’s penchant for running the gaffe-o-matic on high probably wasn’t quite the gravitas Obama was looking for. (...) Add that to his uncanny ability to insult minority groups, inattention to detail, and inability to use his own words and you have a political powder keg just waiting to blow. (...)

Now imagine Obama in an intense negotiation with one of America’s enemies — only in an Obama presidency we won’t have enemies, we’ll have “countries with opposing viewpoints.” Any-hoo, just imagine the scene: tea and cakes have just been served on the official Oval Office tea set — festively adorned with Obama’s personal seal — and Obama, in an attempt to lighten the mood and relax his guest, says to Kim Jong Il, “Hey, I just added a great song to my iPod. It’s called ‘Short People’ by Randy Newman. Remember that one? It goes like this: ‘Short people got no reason to live … they have little hands, little eyes, they go around telling great big lies.’ … Hey, where are you going? You didn’t finish your tea!” (...) >>>

18th Sep 2008
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... Storm Trooper Abteilung Aktion Draht ...

The Corner: "The Obama Silencing Machine"

Much of Barack Obama's political success can be traced to a database listing contact information for millions of people, a tool that has proved invaluable in raising record sums of money and organizing a national volunteer network. Now Obama's presidential campaign is increasingly using the list to beat back media messages it does not like, calling on supporters to flood radio and television stations when those opposed to him run anti-Obama ads or appear on talk shows. It did so as recently as Monday night (...) when the radio station hosted author David Freddoso, who has written a controversial book about the Illinois Democrat.(...) >>>
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... the blogobuzz today has a hard time deciding if this is just hot air published by an unreliable rag c.q. journalist, or the beginnings of O's downfall ...

NY Post: "Obama Tried to Stall GIs' Iraq Withdrawal", by Amir Tehari
While campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Sen. Barack Obama has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence. According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. (...) Obama insisted that Congress should be involved in negotiations (...)" "However, as an Iraqi, I prefer to have a security agreement that regulates the activities of foreign troops, rather than keeping the matter open." Zebari says. (...)
While in Iraq, Obama also tried to persuade the US commanders, including Gen. David Petraeus, to suggest a "realistic withdrawal date." They declined. (...) Then, judging by how long the current talks have taken, restarting the process from scratch would leave the two sides needing at least six months to come up with a draft accord. That puts us at May 2010 for when the draft might be submitted to the Iraqi parliament - which might well need another six months to pass it into law. >>>

McCain camp has responded as follows:

"(...) If news reports are accurate, this is an egregious act of political interference by a presidential candidate seeking political advantage overseas. Senator Obama needs to reveal what he said to Iraq's Foreign Minister during their closed door meeting. (...)" >>>

MAF Freedom PAC , the political action arm of Move America Forward, US’s largest pro-troop organization, is reacting furiously ... here's their video -
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Politeia: "The Hidden Sinisterisms of the O Campaign"

(...) initial charges were laid out (...) in a NY Post article titled "Obama Tried to Stall GIs' Iraq Withdrawal" (...) that Obama on his recent fact-finding mission in Iraq a few months ago, against official policy ... "(...) tried to persuade the US commanders, including Gen. David Petraeus, to suggest a "realistic withdrawal date." They declined. (...)". Bob Owens in a PJs article "Obama’s Questionable Diplomacy in Iraq" has a reaction to the allegations from the Multi-National Force Iraq Press Desk. At the same time, while campaigning in public for a speedy withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, Obama also "(...) has tried in private to persuade Iraqi leaders to delay an agreement on a draw-down of the American military presence. According to Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari, Obama made his demand for delay a key theme of his discussions with Iraqi leaders in Baghdad in July. (...)

Obama and Ayers served together on separate Chicago Annenberg Challenge (CAC) boards for over six years. (...) Although a self-confessed failure as far as improving education standards are concerned, CAC did manage to funnel some $ 100 million to their allies in the Local School Councils (LSC's). Don't be fooled by that Orwellian term. LCS's are derided by the worried Social Democratic unionist blogger on Global Labor as vestiges, not of grassroots-up democratic institutions, but on the contrary, of strongholds of Marxist top-down authoritarianism (...)

The Global Labor blogger - perturbed by the Obama 'authoritarian' influence on education - in addition asserts that Obama's eduction adviser, Prof. Linda Darling-Hammond - like Ayers - is persuaded of the justice of the 'educational debt', reparations due to black citizens as 'historically oppressed." Leaving aside the correctness or justice of this claim, chances are that Obama, should he win the elections, would advance Prof. Darling to the education top-slot of his administration.

If Obama doesn't share the Marxist beliefs with his former CAC board colleague Ayers, then why does he have Mike Klonsky serving on the campaign blogs, answering matters pertaining to education and 'social justice', as Global Labor alleges? Both Klonsky and Ayers emerged from the SDS: whereas Ayers started his Weather Underground mob, Klonsky - via the October League - founded the US Communist Party (Marxist-Leninst) (CP (ML)), which was officially sanctioned by the Chinese regime. (...) Melanie Phillips has done some research; for an overview of that read The Spectator's "The Long March To The White House". (...) "Ah yes, redefining deviancy as normality, the agenda indeed of Gramsci/Alinsky: patron saints of community organisers (...) and now poised to embed itself in the White House, epicentre of the oppressive global capitalist regime, itself. Join up the dots." >>>

17thSep 2008 - the CAC has its dedicated file on "The Chicago Annenberg (CAC) Investigation"
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... yes, this will endear them to an adoring public among "the shockwaves of economic collapse" ... no cameras allowed though ... profoundly out of touch ...

Chicago Sun Times: "Barbra Streisand, Ben Harper to star at Obama event"

Once a Clinton backer, ardent Democrat Barbra Streisand is in the Obama camp and stars at a big dollar concert for him Tuesday night in Beverly Hills. Variety's Ted Johnson reports: "Organizers said Obama's two events on Tuesday sold out by Monday afternoon, including a dinner at Greystone Mansion in Beverly Hills and a reception and concert at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where Barbra Streisand and Ben Harper are scheduled to perform. In fact, one estimate from the Politico website said the campaign could raise as much as $9 million, perhaps shattering single-day fund-raising records."(...) >>>
16 Sep 2008
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PJM: "Barack’s Helpful Hints for Sarah", by Kyle-Anne Shiver (a true account of the campaign so far)
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Phyllis Chester today in a piece on PJM's draws attention to more 'voodoo' practices in the O campaign (actually it is filled to the brim with mass psychology, archetypal symbolism, and memes: "Obama has a habit of “touching” his opponents. He did this with Hillary, and I’ve seen him do it with McCain. He did this again with O’Reilly. Obama just enters their personal physical space. Psychological research on “touching” indicates that it is a statement of power. Whoever does the “touching” is indicating that he is the more powerful of the dyad. Thus, “touching” is not necessarily a touchy-feely anti-corporate kinda thing but is quite the opposite," indeed, the person who does the touching shows he 'dares' (or has the 'authority' to) intrude into some one else's space ...

Updated: 14th Sep 2008
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The pomo campaign is imploding ... not only are they too dishonest to take at least credit for the their insults*, but bias and stupidity are their default position, so much so they're unable to make an assessment of their precarious position ... and what's this? Fake outrage? do continue, asshats ... (sorry, was really outraged there for a moment) ... with gaffs as low as these they're bound to sink into a black hole--Barack: "It's extraordinary that someone who wants to be our president and our commander in chief doesn't know how to send an e-mail." Well, I guess it depends on what you mean by "extraordinary." The reason he doesn't send email is that he can't use a keyboard because of the relentless beatings he received from the Viet Cong in service to our country. From the Boston Globe (March 4, 2000) ... McCain's severe war injuries prevent him from combing his hair, typing on a keyboard ...

* Obama's rather thick rebuttal that "they seize on an innocent remark, take it out of context ..." - actually, it's even worse WITHIN context and the 'fish thing' added ... he keeps on giving ...

... Now, can we talk about the Woods Fund and the Chicago Annenberg Challenge?

... Atlas has the latest from the vetting front ... and here's the Obama Jugend thing, just for the record ...

... Neo-Neocon has an astute observation on character and stamina ...

... for the record, an expert's view of Obama's apostasy ...

American Thinker: "Obama, 9/11, and Freedom of Conscience", by Andrew G. Bostom

(...) And punishment by death for apostasy from Islam is firmly rooted in the most holy Muslim texts -- both the Koran, and the hadith -- as well as the sacred Islamic Law (the Shari'a). Koran 4:89 states: They desire that you should disbelieve as they have disbelieved, so that you might be (all) alike; therefore take not from among them friends until they fly (their homes) in Allah's way; but if they turn back, then seize them and kill them wherever you find them, and take not from among them a friend or a helper. (...) >>>

Updated: 12th Sep 2008
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Townhall: "Words Obama Will Regret", by Ken Blackwell (an inventory)

On Monday, Senator Obama uttered one sentence that could haunt him until Election Day. He said of Senator McCain and Governor Palin telling voters they would bring change, “they must think you’re stupid.” Given his stances on the surge, social issues, and his past, Mr. Obama will regret those words. (...) These actions have made a pattern. Mr. Obama has changed his position on numerous occasions, cannot explain why he has done so, and yet his campaign expects us to believe that he never changed his mind on any of those issues. He must think we’re stupid. (...) >>>

Updated: 11th Sep 2008
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PJM: "Rejecting Obama — For the Right Reasons - Pundits insult our intelligence when they claim that Obama's struggles are due to his race

If Obama Loses: Racism Is the Only Reason McCain Might Beat Him,” is anything but subtle: But let’s be honest: If you break the numbers down, the reason Obama isn’t ahead right now is that he trails badly among one group, older white voters. He does so for a simple reason: the color of his skin. If Obama loses, our children will grow up thinking of equal opportunity as a myth. His defeat would say that when handed a perfect opportunity to put the worst part of our history behind us, we chose not to. In this event, the world’s judgment will be severe and inescapable: The United States had its day but, in the end, couldn’t put its own self-interest ahead of its crazy irrationality over race. John Heilemann of New York Magazine seconded his view: “Call me crazy, but isn’t it possible, just possible, that Obama’s lead is being inhibited by the fact that he is, you know, black?”(...) >>>
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oliteia: "The Perception Campaign"


(...) The entire convention, especially the last night when Obama spoke, was the equivalent of a rock concert. To many people, especially younger people, this is what moves them, what is real. Only celebrity, “spectacle,” performance, and popular music have authority, are familiar, and command their respect. (...) What few objective thinking people are aware of, is that the Leftist campaign isn't about truth and fact, but aims at manipulating perception in order to influence subconscious preferences. This is fine if your aim is to sell shaving foam, cars or booze. It gets a lot trickier when our opinion making process is manipulated in such a way, that free choice is being by-passed (a.k.a. moral lobotomy). (...)

From the same family of sloppy thought stems the Palin smear campaign ('psycho-analyzed' by Dr Sanity in this week's "Carnival of Insanities"). The rumor machine shares with the demagogues the wish to insinuate adverse emotions at an early stage, before a conscious, rational opinion of the person can be formed. (...) >>>

Updated: 8th Sep 2008
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Townhall: "Chatting with Obama", by Bill O'Reilly

As far as philosophy goes, Obama is convinced that the federal government should be in control of income distribution and, to some extent, should regulate the free marketplace. That is a classic liberal position and he promotes it well. The senator also believes that poor Americans have a basic right to free health care and monetary supplements from the government with no strings attached. The American substance abuser, for example, would derive the same benefits as would a hard-working, laid-off worker. Again, classic liberalism. No judgments made regarding entitlements. So, if Obama does become president, there will definitely be change. (...) On the foreign policy front, Obama has convinced me that he is tough but cautious. He rose quickly because he vehemently opposed the Iraq war. But now, I see a man who understands the victory that has taken place in Iraq. I don't believe he wants to screw that up. I could be wrong. (...) he's a real person trying to achieve an unreal position, that of the most powerful person in the world.
God help him. >>>
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Atlas Shrugs: "OBAMA'S COLB: HE HAS BEEN SERVED"
Obama has been served:
SERVICE OF LAWSUIT CHALLENGING SENATOR OBAMA’S RIGHT TO BE A CANDIDATE FOR PRESIDENT BECAUSE HE DOES NOT MEET THE QUALIFICATIONS HAS BEEN COMPLETED. (...) Here is the whole story on the COLB (certificate of live birth): Obama's Birth Certificate Forgery >>>


Updated: 7th Sep 2008
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Life News: "Barack Obama's Sole Article in Harvard Law Review Promotes Abortion"

(...) In an article unearthed by the Politico web site, Obama, as the president of the Harvard Law Review, wrote an unsigned article touting abortion. (...) According to Politico, Obama wrote: "[T]he case raises the broader policy and constitutional considerations that argue against using civil liability to control the behavior of pregnant women." In a discussion of abortion itself, Obama wrote that government has more important business than "ensuring that any particular fetus is born."He also decried any limits on abortion, saying the government has an interest in "preventing increasing numbers of children from being born in to lives of pain and despair." (...) In an email to the web site, Obama spokesman Ben LaBolt also confirmed that Obama "remains committed to" the sentiments he expressed in the piece. (...) >>>

Updated: 6th Sep 2008
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... what's in a word: America - just - keep - John - McCain - change - promise - new - country ...

EURSOC: "The Loneliness Of The Synchronised Swimmer"

A wordle is a tool for creating "word clouds" from text. They work by scanning the text, then presenting it in graphic form, giving greater prominence to words which occur more frequently. So a word cloud of an essay or report would be expected to show words repeated often in large font. The author of the fine blog What I Learned Today put Obama's speech through Wordle (...) >>>

Updated: 3rd Sep 2008
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...now this would explain a few matters ...

NewsMax: "Biden’s Ties to Pro-Iran Groups Questioned"

Sen. Barack Obama and his newly-picked running mate, Sen. Joe Biden (...) are firmly united: the need to forge closer ties to the government of Iran. Kaveh Mohseni, a spokesman for the Student Movement Coordination Committee for Democracy in Iran, calls Biden “a great friend of the mullahs." He notes that Biden’s election campaigns “have been financed by Islamic charities of the Iranian regime based in California and by the Silicon Iran network,” a loosely-knit group of wealthy Iranian-American businessmen and women seeking to end the U.S. trade embargo on Iran. "In exchange, the senator does his best to aid the mullahs,” Mohseni argues. Biden’s ties to pro-Tehran lobbying groups are no secret. But so far, the elite media has avoided even mentioning the subject. (...) >>>
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... objectivism versus subjectivism, debate versus fake 'revelation'

Politeia: "Fake Revelation in a Faux Greco-Roman Setting

Rational people ponder questions on the basis of logic, integrating concepts and facts with existing knowledge. To the person of reason reality exists independently from his mind. They look to the outside world as a source of information. After thorough integration they try to persuade others of their point of view on the basis mature debate and valid argument.

This simple premise does not hold true for those who have rejected reason as their method to knowledge. They rather chose for their input emotion, passion, intuition and various other means of revelation from within the depths of their own persons (...) Other than the rationalists, they cannot rely on facts, reason, debate, and arguments to convince us of their point of view: they hold that such objective information simply isn't available to humans. They therefore have two avenues open to them to enforce their neotot standpoint on others. One way would be to forcibly suppress individual free will, making it subservient to the 'common will' of the collective (...) A less crude but trickier way is to try change people's way of looking at the world by adjusting their perception of reality. LSD in the public water supply would be one method. More refined is the application of rhetorical spin, re-framing, the use of certain idiom and redefining definitions of strategically chosen words; mind games, the dissemination of memes that may be triggered by symbolism, catch words or the use of images as set out in an earlier post, "Demagogy, Voodoo and Hypnosis 2.0." Alternatively they might look at the theatrical and artistic world for inspiration: it has expert experience of smoke and mirrors and knowledge how to harnass style, music, visual and audio effects to induce trance in crowds. (...) >>>

Updated: 30th Aug. 2008
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... a recap of the 2008 DNC ... and Nobamessiah: Solon or Nero?

PJM: "Obama as Nero"

(...) what really popped into my head was the image of Peter Ustinov as Nero in “Quo Vadis?” — “Do I live for the people or do the people live for me? … These people expect me to shine both day and night!” The left would have it that only the Republicans regard the masses as plebs, but Obama knows these masses as his loyal flock. So loyal, in fact, that style was an easily accepted substitute for substance at this week’s convention. (...) Bill Clinton intimated that Republicans hate autistic kids. John Kerry showed his hide is still plenty chapped over that Swift boat thing. Joe Biden struck the obligatory pro-war concession (Afghanistan) for the anti-war party. And Barack Obama drove home the point that he won’t be upstaged by anyone, essentially snagging Biden’s spotlight night Wednesday with a surprise appearance and impromptu speech at the Pepsi Center (...)
One thing apparent in Denver was that the far left thinks the moderate-left platitudes put on for the media show aren’t left enough (...) a significant portion of the African-American community are investing in this Obama run. (...) If Obama loses, how many will blame the message (or lack of details in it), and how many will let that sting sow seeds of greater divisiveness? (...)

As Obama ascended his perch over the plebs Thursday night, before a crowd that endured an hours-long line to get in to see their exalted leader, he bellowed the change refrain and tried to paint John McCain as an ignorant elitist. The feel-good celebration and laundry list of promises — you’ll all get health care, get college paid for, socialist redistribution of wealth be damned (...) rallied the liberal base, but will have done little to entrance the moderates who, as polls show, got really nervous about Obama over the Russia-Georgia crisis. It seems that Obama’s soaring rhetoric and preaching to the choir — a wasted opportunity for him in a spotlight week — could have just served to burn his party in order to create an epic. (...) >>>
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... inside the Chicago Annenberg Challenge ...

PJs: "What Lurks in the Ayers-Annenberg Files?" by Clarice Feldman

(...) Wednesday night the campaign conducted an outrageous and preposterous “swarm” of Chicago radio station WGN, the mild and moderate radio host Milt Rosenberg, and the equally temperate guest of his show, Stanley Kurtz. Kurtz, in Chicago to review the 1,000 CAC files the university library relented and allowed him to see, was asked to discuss the matter with host Rosenberg. The Obama camp was invited to send a representative and refused to do so although the headquarters is but four blocks away. Instead the campaign organized a swarm of non-stop callers to WGN attacking Kurtz as a “vicious racist” a “slimy character assassin” and suggesting WGN failed its obligations as a broadcaster by allowing him to publicly air his views. (...) despite these objectionable tactics Kurtz was able to tell us a bit about what he found in the first few days of the five-day window he’s been given to study the CAC files.
He reiterated what I’ve said earlier: CAC seems to have gone through $110 million to fund an educational program which two assessments — one by the Annenberg Foundation and one by an outside team — both found had accomplished nothing for the public school children of Chicago. (...) contrary to Obama’s early efforts to brush off his relationship with Ayers through a series of false claims, Ayers applied for and got the CAC grant, was chair of the other collaborative group that closely worked with CAC, was present at board meetings and retreats with Obama, and was considered an “ex officio” member of CAC’s board.

The CAC files show the organization funneled money to activist organizations and did so on ideological grounds, favoring applications that focused on ethnic identity and bilingual education and turning down grant proposals which did not. (...) Kurtz added that Obama’s pre-CAC organizing work for the Gamaliel Foundation was for a group whose views were remarkably like Obama’s “spiritual mentor” Rev. Wright’s anti-American liberation philosophy. He recommended the book Doing Justice: Congregation and Communities, by Dennis Jacobsen, which he described in an NRO article “Senator Stealth.” Notable is not only the views of this organization but that like all organizing groups founded on the work of Saul Alinsky, the organizers were practiced at hiding their extreme leftist views, a tactic considered essential to gain credence with the groups they were working with. He also noted that these racial spoils schemes and redistributionist views were utterly consistent with all the positions Obama took as a state senator.
While Obama’s camp is trying to suggest that his critics are linking him to Ayers’ conduct in the 1960s, in fact, we are talking about the views and conduct of both these men — now clearly established as close allies, not passing acquaintances in the Hyde Park neighborhood they both inhabit — in the 1990s, along with the utter failure of the generously funded program to help inner-city Chicago school children they managed into the ground (...) >>>
Updated: 29th Aug. 2008
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... an open conscience ... in the pomo frame of mind any contradiction - however clashing - is reconcilable ...

Chiesa: "Obama's Pick for Vice President Is Catholic. But the Bishops Deny Him Communion"

The reason is that Biden is a staunch abortion supporter. The archbishop of Denver is the first to withhold communion from him. From Rome, Archbishop Burke is backing his stance. And in 2004, Ratzinger wrote to the American bishops...

The choice (of Biden, ed.) immediately reignited the controversy over whether or not Eucharistic communion should be given to pro-abortion Catholic politicians. Biden is one of these. The son of working class Irish parents, as a boy he thought about entering the seminary and has his rosary always in his pocket. He goes to Mass every Sunday and receives communion at his parish, St. Joseph's in Greenville, Delaware. (...) In interview with the Associated Press, Chaput said that Biden's support for the so-called "right" to abortion is a serious public error. And he added: "I presume that his integrity will lead him to refrain from presenting himself for Communion." (...) >>>

Updated: 27th Aug. 2008
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... story includes background and recap ...

PJs: "Can Obama Survive the Annenberg Cover-up?" by Clarice Feldman

(...) Will the voters regard it as relevant that while Ayers and Obama were furthering their career interests in the disposition of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge millions (...) hindered (...) academic progress by trying to turn every school they worked with into laboratories of revolutionary action in line with Ayres’ authoritarian agenda and belief that the public school system is “nothing but a reflection of capitalist hegemony”?
At the moment, the University of Illinois inexplicably has refused to make public all of the documents on the Annenberg Challenge. The library has refused to name the donor it claims is blocking the release of the documentation and some believe the documents will never be released. The major media are still dancing the dance of seven veils around the story, but McCain has kicked the story up a notch and the blogosphere is not letting go of it. (...) this story is going to kill Obama at the polls. >>>
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Atlas Shrugs: "Obama Citizenship: The Berg Lawsuit Against Obama"
Here's the latest report on the lawsuit filed against Obama's nomination based on the explosive report Atlas broke on Obama's forged birth certificate. And while I am not a big fan of Philip Berg, even a broken clock is right twice a day. The lawsuit is long overdue. I may have preferred a different plaintiff but you got with what you've got.
Obama released his birth certificate (upon his return from Hawaii) to the Annenberg fact checker site. Annenberg and Obama and Obama pal terrorist Ayers have been in bed together since 1995. Why not release it to the public? What up with that? There are inconsistencies in their evidence here and here. Why don't they release the doc?
Now some KOS Kook appears to be willing to "assume" Obama was not born in the US and the COLB may not be kosher. Granted every other Kos idiot jumps on the poster and calls him a McCain supporter and worse. They really do eat their own. Check it out here. So funny. Funnier still, when you consider KOS ran an admitted forgery. (...) >>>

Updated: 24th Aug. 2008
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... things are lookin'up ... the Biden c.v. ...

Pajamas: "Its Biden! Now Let’s Look At His Record," by Richard Miniter

When Joe Biden accepts the invitation to become the Democratic Party’s vice-presidential nominee in Springfield, Illinois, later today, will he write the speech himself or borrow the words from Neil Kinnock? (...) during his 1988 presidential run, he plagiarized paragraphs from British Labour Party Leader Neil Kinnock (...) Biden wrote and sponsored a bill to allow families to deduct as much as $10,000 from their federal income taxes if they spent the money of college tuition (...) contributed to massive increases in college tuition. (...) If you artificially increase the pool of money available to colleges, they will increase rates to soak up that pool. In short, if you stimulate demand while supply remains fixed, prices climb. (...)

Biden is almost a “neocon” in his foreign policy views. (...) “His efforts to combat hostilities in the Balkans in the 1990s brought national attention and influenced presidential policy: traveling repeatedly to the region, he made one meeting famous by calling Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic a “war criminal.” He consistently argued for lifting the arms embargo, training Bosnian Muslims, investigating war crimes and administering NATO air strikes. Biden’s subsequent “lift and strike” resolution was instrumental in convincing President Bill Clinton to use military force in the face of systematic human rights violation.”
“Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, Biden was supportive of the Bush administration’s efforts, calling for additional ground troops in Afghanistan and agreeing with the administration’s assertion that Saddam Hussein needed to be eliminated. The Bush administration rejected an effort Biden undertook with Senator Richard Lugar to pass a resolution authorizing military action only after the exhaustion of diplomatic efforts. In October 2002, Biden voted for the final resolution to support the war in Iraq. He has long supported the Bush administration’s war effort and appropriations to pay for it, but has argued repeatedly that more soldiers are needed, the war should be internationalized, and the Bush administration should “level with the American people” about the cost and length of the conflict.
(...) Biden has run for president twice and lost. This is his first appearance of the Democratic Party’s national ticket. (...) And, yes, he is gaffe-prone. Check out what he said about Indian Americans working in 7-11. You Tube has a bunch more in this vein. His record will give bloggers and reporters good fodder for months. >>>

Updated: 23rd Aug. 2008

Updated 24th Aug. 2008: ... and while Roger Kimball is as baffled as I am about the Biden choice (only funnier), Rick Moran, while adding to the Biden c.v., offers a possible answer:

"Barack Obama chose Joe Biden to attack John McCain and savage him like there’s no tomorrow. But Biden will do it with that huge teeth-baring grin on his face so that people believe he’s really not a bad sort of fellow. It seems that Obama is determined that if he does lose to McCain, Democrats will not be able to criticize him for not being tough enough on the other guy. Hold on to your hats — and bring plenty of paper towels. It’s liable to get very messy, very soon in this race."

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USA Today: "Obama, the postmodernist," by Jonah Goldberg

Asked to define sin, Barack Obama replied that sin is "being out of alignment with my values." Statements such as this have caused many people to wonder whether Obama has a God complex or is hopelessly arrogant. For the record, sin isn't being out of alignment with your own values (if it were, Hannibal Lecter wouldn't be a sinner because his values hold that it's OK to eat people) nor is it being out of alignment with Obama's — unless he really is our Savior.
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(...) Obama is a postmodernist. An explosive fad in the 1980s, postmodernism was and is an enormous intellectual hustle in which left-wing intellectuals take crowbars and pick axes to anything having to do with the civilizational Mount Rushmore of Dead White European Males. (...) Obama gives every indication of having evolved from this intellectual soup. As a student and, later, a law school instructor, Obama was sympathetic to Critical Race Theory, a wholly owned franchise of postmodernism. At Harvard, Obama revered Derrick Bell, a controversial black law professor who preferred personally defined literary truths over old-fashioned literal truth. Words are power, Bell and Co. argued, and your so-called facts are merely myths of the white power structure. When Hillary Clinton criticized Obama for being all about empty rhetoric and no action, Obama mocked Clinton — "Don't tell me words don't matter!" — sounding like a sorcerer offended by the suggestion that magic incantations are mere sounds. One reason Obama seems arrogant is that he can never admit he was wrong (...) Obama sometimes literally gets exasperated with people who think his words can mean anything other than what he thinks they should mean. (...) he has this grating habit of prefacing his new positions with something like "as I said at the time." But he didn't say "it" at the time, he said the opposite of "it." But saying that he said "it" is, to him, the same as having said "it." (...) Post-racial is just another convenient term used to advance a left-wing agenda under the guise of some highfalutin buzzwords. (...)

The Obama campaign (...) relationship to reality is almost theoretical. Sure, the campaign has policy proposals, but they are props to advance the narrative of a grand movement existing in order to be a movement galvanized around the singular ideal of movement-ness. (...) "We are the ones we have been waiting for!" Well, of course you are. (...) Nuclear war? Feh. No, walls, walls are the danger. Of course, these new walls aren't real. Some might even say they're just words. But not Barack Obama. >>>

Updated: 22ndAug. 2008
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Atlas Shrugs: "Obama's Jihad: Jakarta to the White House"
How many Americans know that when Obama had his bloviating screed "The Audacity of Hope" was translated into Indonesian - the title went from "The Audacity of Hope" to "Jihad: From Jakarta To The Whitehouse". The man is dishonest about his Islamic leanings. Check this our from An American expat living in Indonesia:
"When I first saw the recently released Indonesian translation of Barack Obama's book "The Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming The American Dream", over here in Southeast Asia I was completely taken aback not only by the violent imagery in new title of the book, "Menerjang Harapan: Dari Jakarta Menuju Gedung Putih", but by the fact that it was not really a translation at all, but rather a completely different title than the original book. A correct translation of the title of Obama's book would have been "Keberanian Harapan: Pemikiran Untuk Meraih Kembali Impian America" which translates into "Audacity of Hope: Thoughts on Reclaiming The American Dream". However, the title for the Indonesian translation of Barack Obama's book is "Menerjang Harapan: Dari Jakarta Menuju Gedung Putih" which translates into "Assault Hope: From Jakarta to the White House". [...] (...) >>>

Updated: 17th Aug. 2008~

World Net Daily: "Illegal Obama donors: Middle Eastern Arabs - Gazan brothers' illicit contributions listed in government campaign filings," by Aaron Klein - Hat Tip: Atlas Shrugs

Palestinian brothers inside the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip are listed in government election filings as having donated $29,521.54 to Sen. Barack Obama's campaign. Donations of this nature would violate election laws (...) Last week, the Atlas Shrugs blog outlined a series of donations in 2007 made to Obama's campaign from two individuals, Monir Edwan and Hosam Edwan, totaling $29,521.54. In an online form on Obama's campaign site, the Edwans listed their street as "Tal Esaltan," which they wrote was located in "Rafah, GA." Rafah is not a city in Georgia. (...) A WND investigation tracked down the Edwans, who are brothers living in the Tal Esaltan neighborhood of Rafah, a large refugee camp in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. (...) the two brothers praised Obama and admitted giving the money online to his campaign. They said they are not U.S. citizens or green card holders but are citizens of "Palestine." (...) Monir and Hasam Edwan denied their financial transactions online – listed as donations in U.S. government election filings – were actual donations to Obama's campaign. Instead they claimed they purchased about $30,000 in Obama T-shirts (...) FEC (Federal Election Commission) spokesman Biersack told WND contributions from overseas are allowed if the donations are coming from U.S. citizens or green card carriers. But he said accepting money from foreigners would violate election provisions. (...) >>> Take the poll >>>

Updated: 6th Aug. 2008
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Townhall: Obama and the Racism Card," by Rich Lowry

(...) In a statement Obama repeated three times, he said what George Bush and John McCain are "going to try to do is make you scared of me. You know, he's not patriotic enough. He's got a funny name. You know, he doesn't look like all those other presidents on those dollar bills." Translation: Bush and McCain are going to go all Bull Connor on me. Neither has done any such thing, of course. McCain has distanced himself from attacks with the remotest hint of racial undertones. When a talk-radio host mentioned Obama's middle name several times in the course of an introduction of McCain at a rally, McCain roundly denounced him. When the North Carolina Republican Party ran an -- entirely aboveboard -- ad linking Obama with his longtime pastor Jeremiah Wright, McCain loudly objected. Obama's charge is a flat-out smear. Afterward, an Obama spokesman implausibly insisted the dollar-bills comment was not about race: "What Barack Obama was talking about was that he didn't get here after spending decades in Washington." This is rich. (...) >>>

Updated: 2nd Aug. 2008
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The Liberty Sphere: "'Muslims for Obama' Seeks to Impose Sharia Law "

A group that calls itself 'Muslims for Obama' is calling for the passage of laws in the U.S. that impose Sharia on American culture, according to the website Muslims Against Sharia. While the group stops short of calling for imposing the full force and letter of Sharia law, the laws the group wants to implement would be a form of Sharia law, or 'Sharia light,' which would make drastic accommodations for American Muslims that are not made for any other religious group. (...) And last but not least, they want a special committee of Muslim Americans to make recommendations concerning U.S. foreign policy. (...) This is not simply a group of Muslims who support Obama. This is a group with an agenda, an agenda which they see as having a chance of being implemented if Barack Obama is elected President of the United States. (...) It is revolution they want--change. And if their ideas are implemented, then change will surely result, that's for sure. (...) >>>

Updated: 29th July 2008
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... 'close reading' Obama... David Bueche deconstructs ABC News Obama interview ...

American Thinker: "Obama the Postmodern Candidate"

Barack Obama has earned his place in history as the first postmodern candidate for president. He belongs to the deconstructionist school; his "texts" have no fixed meaning. He is able to take varying positions and claim consistency. Senator Obama gave a lengthy interview earlier this week to ABC News in which he expounded on his ever-evolving position on the troop surge in Iraq. Before discussing, a little context is in order. Here's a rundown of previous statements on the topic: (...) >>>

Updated: 27th July 2008
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... very pomo: all perception, false analogy, sloppy logic ...

Los Angeles Times: "One world? Obama's on a different planet - The senator's Berlin speech was radical and naive," by John R. Bolton

Sen. Barack Obama said in an interview the day after his Berlin speech that it "allowed me to send a message to the American people that the judgments I have made and the judgments I will make are ones that are going to result in them being safer." If that is what the senator thought he was doing, he still has a lot to learn about both foreign policy and the views of the American people. Although well received in the Tiergarten, the Obama speech actually reveals an even more naive view of the world than we had previously been treated to in the United States. (...) it was truly radical, from an American perspective. (...) The successes Obama refers to in his speech -- the defeat of Nazism, the Berlin airlift and the collapse of communism -- were all gained by strong alliances defeating determined opponents of freedom, not by "one-worldism." (...) These now are the walls we must tear down." This is a confused, nearly incoherent compilation(...) But beyond the incoherence, there is a deeper problem (...) The best we can hope for is that Obama's rhetoric was simply that (...) >>>

Updated: 27th Jul 2008
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... Germany, no idea what personality worship may lead to ...

Bild: "I worked out with Obama," by Judith Bonesky ... NO SWEAT ... WHAT A MAN!


... blacks, coming of age - well, almost ...

Wall Street Journal: "Why Jesse Jackson Hates Obama," by Shelby Steele

A few weeks ago, the Rev. Jesse Jackson made something of a fool of himself. There he was -- a historical figure in his own right -- threatening the castration of Barack Obama. It was sad to see. (...) Mr. Obama's great political ingenuity was very simple: to trade moral leverage for gratitude. Give up moral leverage over whites, refuse to shame them with America's racist past, and the gratitude they show you will constitute a new form of black power. They will love you for the faith you show in them. So it is not hard to see why Mr. Jackson might have experienced Mr. Obama's emergence as something of a stiletto in the heart. Mr. Obama is a white "race card" -- moral leverage that whites can use against the moral leverage black leaders have wielded against them for decades. He is the nullification of Jesse Jackson -- the anti-Jackson. And Mr. Obama is so successful at winning gratitude from whites precisely because Mr. Jackson was so successful at inflaming and exploiting white guilt. (...)

And then Mr. Obama took it further by going to the NAACP with a message of black responsibility -- this after his speech on the need for black fathers to take responsibility for the children they sire. "Talking down to black people," Mr. Jackson mumbled. Normally, "black responsibility" is a forbidden phrase for a black leader -- not because blacks reject responsibility, but because even the idea of black responsibility weakens moral leverage over whites. When Mr. Obama uses this language, whites of course are thankful. Black leaders seethe. Nevertheless, Mr. Obama's sacrifice of black leverage has given him a chance to actually become the president. He has captured the devotion of (...) >>>

Updated: 23rd July 2008
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Der Spiegel: "Is Obama Speech Site Contaminated by Nazi Past?"

Finally, Barack Obama's campaign has settled on a site for his Berlin speech. But some German politicians have now criticized his choice as being one full of Nazi-related symbolism. (...) Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, who is a major figure in Germany's Social Democrats, was in favor of the Brandenburg Gate site and the Obama visit quickly became yet another excuse for German politicians to fire off barbs at each other. The Siegessäule is located about a kilometer down the Strasse des 17. Juni from the Brandenburg Gate. His speech is set to begin at 7 p.m. [on the 24th] and Berlin is expecting a massive number of Obama fans to show up -- between 10,000 and a million according to one city official quoted in the Berlin daily Tagesspiegel. (...) >>> Update: more on Atlas Shrugs >>>

Updated: 20th July 2008
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Atlas Shrugs Exclusive: Final Report on Obama Birth Certificate Forgery - Change You Can Believe In"

Techdude delivers a final report that exceeds my wildest expectations. It is irrefutable, empirical evidence - Obama's birth certificate is a forgery. Why? Why a COLB forgery? That is the question. (...) The following analysis was conducted using various Hawaiian COLBS issued over a multi-year time frame ranging from 2001 through 2008 but this report will focus only on the results from the March 2007 through June 2008 certificates for accurately comparing against the KOS image purportedly printed by the Health Department of Hawaii in June 2007. (...) So as I have been saying repeatedly since I first compared the KOS images to the Decosta image using the same tests and measurements – the image is a horrible forgery. >>>

Updated: 20th July 2008
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Politeia: "Obamaphobia"

The constructed legal neologism 'Islamophobia' is (...) an equivocation that represents the shift from religion to race, turning offences against it into racism. In the humorless, pathological personality cult that is the Obama campaign, all supporters had to to do was reverse the mechanism to morph satire and caricature - in fact all criticism of the Obama couple - into something morally equivalent to blasphemy. In postmodernism the process from presidential candidate to a pseudo religious being-of-light against whom all offence is a sacrilege, is an easily constructed fallacy. Matt Purple looks at the new taboo in "Liberal Blogosphere: Satire of Obama is Unacceptable." (...) Postmodern relativists have made the corruption of definitions and the conflation of unequal concepts the centerpiece of the war on reality. (...) >>>

Updated: 16th July 2008
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... Malkin's article in passing provides a short list of terrorist education ...

Townhall: "Diplomas Won't Make Jihadis Go Away, Barack," by Michelle Malkin

In all the brouhaha over the New Yorker's satirical cover cartoon of Barack and Michelle Obama, a truly "tasteless and offensive" passage in the magazine's feature article got lost. The magazine piece quotes Obama's recommendations for how to stop jihad, which he had previously published in a local Chicago newspaper eight days after 9/11. It's a self-parody of blind, deaf and dumb Kumbaya liberalism (...) Just what we need: more student visas for the jihadi-infested nation that sent us the bulk of the 9/11 hijackers. (...) >>>

Updated: 16th July 2008
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... that's media savvy! very disingenuous ... this is going to back-fire in a major way ... Colbert weighs in (vid) - the editor explains it for the unwashed

NewsMax: "New Yorker Cover: Obama as Muslim"

Barack Obama's campaign says a satirical New Yorker magazine cover showing the Democratic presidential candidate dressed as a Muslim and his wife as a terrorist is "tasteless and offensive." (...) The Huffington Post, a left-leaning blog, said: "Anyone who's tried to paint Obama as a Muslim, anyone who's tried to portray Michelle as angry or a secret revolutionary out to get Whitey, anyone who has questioned their patriotism — well, here's your image." (...) >>>

Updated: 14th July 2008
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... recommended, in-depth reading ...

Discover the Networks: "The Agitator" - Hat Tip: Velvethammer

In 1985, Barack Obama traveled halfway across the country to take a job that he didn't fully understand. But, while he knew little about his new vocation--community organizer--it still had a romantic ring, at least to his 24-year-old ears. With his old classmates from Columbia, he had talked frequently about political change. Now, he was moving to Chicago to put that talk into action. His 1995 memoir, Dreams from My Father, recounts his idealistic effusions: "Change won't come from the top, I would say. Change will come from a mobilized grass roots. That's what I'll do. I'll organize black folks. At the grass roots. For change."
His excitement wasn't rooted merely in youthful enthusiasm but also in the psychology of a vagabond. By 1985 (...) >>>

Updated: 11th July 2008
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Washington Post: "A Man of Seasonal Principles," by Charles Krauthammer

You'll notice Barack Obama is now wearing a flag pin. Again. During the primary campaign, he refused to, explaining that he'd worn one after Sept. 11 but then stopped because it "became a substitute for, I think, true patriotism." So why is he back to sporting pseudo-patriotism on his chest? Need you ask? The primaries are over. While seducing the hard-core MoveOn Democrats that delivered him the caucuses -- hence, the Democratic nomination -- Obama not only disdained the pin. He disparaged it. Now that he's running in a general election against John McCain, and in dire need of the gun-and-God-clinging working-class votes he could not win against Hillary Clinton, the pin is back. His country 'tis of thee. In last week's column, I thought I had thoroughly chronicled Obama's brazen reversals of position and abandonment of principles -- on public financing (...) >>>

Updated: 7th July 2008
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... McCain's is the traditional view of patriotism: devoted love, support, and defense of one's country and loyalty to one's nation. His is objective. Obama's is the postmodern view that patriotism is how someone feels or the emotions someone has more than what a person does. His is subjective. All Americans need to agree of the definitions of patriotism and patriot.

Parade: "What Is Patriotism? Senators John McCain and Barack Obama share their thoughts about our country" - Hat Tip: Sam Hollliday, author of "The Corruption of Patriotism"

Updated: 6th July 2008
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Politeia: "Of Demagogy, Voodoo and Hypnosis 2.0."

(...) some are also starting to question the use of imagery and symbolism in the Obama campaign. Without committing the mistake of falling into the gaping conspiracy trap, the question what is going on here is entirely legitimate. Those who haven't noticed something distinctly unhealthy has crept into the performance - frankly - are only deserving to live in a neotot state for the rest of their illusionary lives. (...) >>>

Updated: 21st June 2008
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... in honor of the Rage, Rage, Rage of the Obamanables over vile and scurrilous Smears, Smears, Smears today a bit of an irregular entry:

Rick Moran on Pajamas in "‘Obama the Muslim’: The Smear that Just Won’t Die" explains why the slur is so damaging, which is exactly why opponents keep on doing it (...)

"Muslims Against Sharia demand immediate removal of "SMEAR: Barack Obama is a Muslim" statement from the official Barack Obama's website as well as an apology for giving the word "Muslim" a negative connotation."

Muslims Against Sharia in a comment to Stewart's post "Muslims Against Sharia (?)" point out the callousness. "Not," says Stewart who proceeds with a Clintonian explanation, and a slur of his own against Muslims Against Sharia on account of the membership of Atlas Shrugs' Pamela Geller.

La Geller counters the punch in "Obama and Indicted Islamist Terrorists."

Melanie Phillips (...) in "Obama and the Giant Blogosphere Conspiracy" on Front Page Magazine sums up the situation as follows:

"These multiple known deceptions by someone who may become President of the United States are deeply alarming. The concealment is the issue. To dismiss such concerns and the related questions they provoke as a smear campaign is to attempt to browbeat into silence those who legitimately raise them and require urgent answers as a matter of the most acute public interest."
Sounds like giant kettle of taqqiyah to me ... me, I'm with king rat ... "

Updated: 19th June 2008
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Pajamas: "Obama’s Shifting Positions on Iraq: A Rezko Connection?," by Richard Fernandez

Barack Obama’s position on Iraq has shifted significantly over the last six years. What is interesting is how his position on Iraq matches up with developments in Chicago. Specifically, there appears to be a direct correlation between the rising and falling prospects of his longtime friend and fundraiser Tony Rezko’s attempts to secure multi-million-dollar contracts to build and operate a power plant in Kurdish Iraq and the senator’s Iraq flip-flops.On October 2, 2002, Obama gave (...) >>>

Updated: 18th June 2008
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king rat speaks: "he's a Muslim" - well, of course he is! He was born one ...

Memri: "Libyan Leader Qaddafi: People in Arab And Islamic World, Africa... May Have Been Involved In Legitimate Contribution Campaigns [To Obama]... Ben Gurion Gave Green Light for JFK Assassination" - contains video material
"All The People In The Arab And Islamic World And In Africa Applauded This Man [Obama]... [And] May Have Even Been Involved In Legitimate Contribution Campaigns"

Mu'ammar Al-Qaddafi: "It has been proven that there is no democracy in [the U.S.]. Rather, it is a dictatorship no different than the dictatorships of Hitler, Napoleon, Mussolini, Genghis Khan, Alexander the Great, and the rest of the tyrants.

"In the days of crazy Reagan, the American president issued a presidential order to launch a war against Libya, for example, a presidential order to besiege Libya, a presidential order to boycott Libya, and so on. Is this a democracy or a dictatorship? [...] "There are elections in America now. Along came a black citizen of Kenyan African origins, a Muslim, who had studied in an Islamic school in Indonesia. His name is Obama. "All the people in the Arab and Islamic world and in Africa applauded this man. They welcomed him and prayed for him and for his success, and they may have even been involved in legitimate contribution campaigns to enable him to win the American presidency." "Our African Kenyan Brother [Obama]... Made Statements [About Jerusalem] That Shocked All His Supporters In The Arab World, In Africa, And In The Islamic World" (...) >>>

Updated: 16th June 2008
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... this is about ideology, but as a philosophy buff I must point out how the field has been corrupted by the anti-modernist school ... ethics deals with free choice, but has become synonymous with Kant's 'duty': the higher the standard of ethics, the higher the sense of obligation towards the collective. In this piece philosophy is synonymous with ideology, or theory, independent of reality or fact. Then to think that Aristotelian philosophy is a precision instrument for the sensory exploration of reality ... (shudder)

Pajamas: "Obama, a True Ideologue," by Jennifer Rubin

(...) So shouldn’t pundits be wary of and be on the lookout for politicians who disregard the facts, overlook inconvenient evidence, and plunge ahead with their philosophically fixed plans, impervious to the real world? Well so far they seem utterly unconcerned that Barack Obama has racked up a fairly consistent record of doing just that. (...)

The real test of an “ideologue” is not how strongly or how eloquently he expresses deeply held views, but whether he can account for new data and adjust policy designs to reflect the real world. If voters think the current administration has been unwilling or delinquent in doing those things, they may be sorely disappointed in an Obama administration. >>>

Updated: 9th June 2008
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Pajamas: "Autopsy of the Primaries: The only Democratic Candidate who can lose the General Election; the only Republican one who can win it," by Victor Davis Hanson

Both Obama and McCain have pulled off the once unthinkable. The former dethroned some 16 year of Clintonian political hegemony by the sheer force of personality and charisma, when initially all the hierarchy and political machinery were against him. The latter by sheer force of will, stubbornness, and a certain courage, never gave up when most had written him off, and simply out toughed his opponents. There is a certain irony here. (...) >>>

Updated: 3rd June 2008
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Prague Daily Monitor: "Klaus slams US candidates' views on climate"

The stances on global warming presented by all candidates for the U.S. president are "sad and tragic," Czech President Vaclav Klaus told Czech journalists on Tuesday after presenting the English edition of his book "Blue Planet in Green Shackles." "I am horrified by this because the future of the Planet horrifies me," Klaus said, referring to the candidates' pledges to fight global warming. (...)

Klaus repeatedly warned in Washington about "environmentalism and especially in its strongest version, climate alarmism" during the presentation of his book, issued by the Competitive Enterprise Institute. He said environmentalists believe that "they have the right to sacrifice man and his freedom to make their idea reality." (...) >>>

Updated: 29th May 2008
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Muslims Against Sharia: "Obama's Policy on Iran Upsets Britain and Violates 3 UN Resolutions"

Barack Obama's "policy" on negotiating with Iran without preconditions has Britain greatly worried and possibly violates three UN security council resolutions. Officials in Washington and Europe fear that Obama's policy on Iran threatens to undermind the West's tough stance towards Tehran in recent years. So much so, in fact, that according to yesterday's Times Online story, British Foreign Secretary David Miliband met yesterday with all three presidential campaigns. But, according to the Times Online, Obama's team of foreign policy advisers had a meeting Wednesday with Miliband, at which Miliband questioned Obama's declared willingness to meet with leaders from rogue states such as Iran. The Times Online article continues: (...) >>>

Updated: 25th May 2008
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Politeia: "The True Name and Mission of Obamessiah"


Bit by bit snippets of the real B. Barack Obama alias Barak Hussein Muhammed Obama are emerging from a well-covered past. Pieces of facts about the new 'American' cult figure are finding their way through the global pipe-line. Trickles at first, now the promise of a torrent! (...)

The hors d'oeuvre is served to you by Snopes of Kenya, desert by WaPo's "Obama As You've Never Known Him" (Hat Tip: Armiger Cromwell Center). Here's the link to "Obama's Character and the Kenya Association." >>>

Updated: 24th May 2008
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Pajamas Media: "Communists for Obama," by Oleg Atbashian, writer, graphic artist and creator of the priceless ThePeoplesCube.com - recommended reading

(...) And precious nothing is exactly the extent of knowledge this young generation of Americans has about the history of socialist movements. As a result, thousands gather to cheer a leftist candidate for the American presidency, lured by a band of semi-literate dunces who start every performance by reiterating that the Party of Lenin is taking them to the triumph of communism.

No wonder Obama’s voters aren’t disappointed by the reports about his radical connections. Bill Ayers blew up federal buildings? That is so cool! Jeremiah Wright hates America? That’s definitely a plus! You can now add the Decemberists to the list. They, like, play the USSR anthem, man! As I look at the picture of the Obama-supporting band amidst a wild mix of communist clichés, I can’t help but remember our tongue-in-cheek Communists For Kerry during the legendary 2004 election (...) >>>

Updated: 23rd May 2008
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American Thinker: "Fashion Statement"BHO fashion statement

The socialist realism school of Obama posters (mimicking the personality cult art of Che/Mao/Lenin, among other communist icons) has hit the fashion racks at Urban Outfitters. (...) >>>

Updated: 22nd May 2008
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Pajamas Media: "Obama’s Iraq Minefield," by Michael Weiss

It is merely a matter of time before Barack Obama - the self-proclaimed antiwar candidate - will have to face his contradictions, falsehoods and alarming displays of ignorance on Iraq. Barack Obama has billed himself as the antiwar candidate. He claims that he sagely foretold of disaster in Iraq before the first troop was deployed, always felt the war was a mistake, and will positively remove all U.S. combat forces within 16 months if he is elected.

Upon closer inspection, this amounts to little more than a stump catechism, unsupported by Obama’s wavering talk over the past five years. Plus, his policy prescriptions for what to do going forward are not just out of date, they’re not even on nodding terms with reality in the Middle East. In October 2002, the then-Illinois state senator addressed an antiwar rally (...) >>>

Updated: 19th May 2008
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Politeia: "Pomo goes to Washington DC"

The reactions to President Bush's "Munich" speech at the Knesseth are an indication that the Postmodern position prevailing in the Democrat camp is badly understood. It goes unnoticed, is spin-doctored out of consciousness, or is remedied by the method the Dems know best these days, denial.

This is especially surprising as B. Barack Obama is a typical and rather vocal exponent of the pseudo philosophy - or more precisely - the malignant political ideology based on false axioms. His rhetorical style, his choices, and the people he is surrounding himself with, all betray true intentions.Those who cannot get a grip on what all that means might be helped by visualizing a more revealing term: cultural Marxism. Postmodernism is nothing short of Marxist theory with a contemporary slant, a form of evolved Communism by the back-door. (...) >>>

Updated: 16th May 2008
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Politeia: "More Woodwork Critter"

As the Clinton-Obama political slugfest rages on and John McCain awaits the winner, a fourth presidential candidate also remains in the race, aggressively distinguishing himself from his rivals as the candidate most eager to negotiate with terrorists.A Massachusetts native who served in the Alaska House of Representatives from 1963-66 and in the U.S. Senate from 1969-81, Mike Gravel began his run for the White House as a Democrat but failed to gain any traction as such, thus he crossed over to the Libertarian line. (...) >>>

Updated: 14th May 2008
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Politeia: "Too Good to Pass up: Live Pomo Lingo"

(...) In the B. Barack Obama campaign we find a real live example of the Postmodern attitude towards speech (sound waves may be weapons), truth and ethics (there is no 'wrong', just 'being different'), and the push towards the redistribution of speech rights (early on in the campaign I was told by an Obama team member to shut it about Dutch 'fasc' politician Geert Wilders - the latter a universal Leftist predicate for any random opponent).Instead of rallying on bicycles in Obama support - as the Athenian Democrats saw fit last Sunday - we should be sincerely worried that the world's top job may well fall into the hands of pomo - if only because these psychotics from birth divorced themselves from reality and have since cut any remaining ties to orthodoxy (in the literal sense of 'uprightness') they might ever have had. (...) >>>

Updated: 30th April 2008
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Politeia: "The Corruption of Patriotism," by Dr Sam Holliday

Barack Obama is correct when he claims that wearing an American flag on your lapel does not prove you are a patriot. Hillary Clinton has correctly noted that there are many ways to demonstrate your patriotism. However, both of them use a postmodern (PM) version of patriotism that is the opposite of the original meaning. Their version includes criticism of our operations against the Third Jihad, and this alters traditional patriotism.The U.S. Constitution gives each citizen the right of free speech, and thus the right to criticize governmental policy. Yet, one of the purposes of patriotism is to place some limits, in the nation’s interests, on the exercise of that right. PM patriotism ignores any such limitation. (...) >>>

Dated: 1st December 2007
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