From the horse’s mouth

October 9, 2008

Barack Obama, in his own words.  Looking over some of these, I was reminded of certain individuals who said that only racism could beat Obama.  That reminded me of how often Obama himself has said that most people that aren’t going to vote for him are going to vote for whoever they’re going to vote for (McCain, Barr, McKinney, etc.) because Obama is “different.”  Check through those quotes and you’ll see stuff like this:

“… And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” — Barack Obama

“Nobody really thinks that Bush or McCain have a real answer for the challenges we face, so what they’re 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, you know. He’s risky.” — Barack Obama

So according to Barack Obama, it’s not because we question the wisdom of electing terrorist-affiliated commies to executive office, it’s because he’s “different.”  This might be a dumb question, but doesn’t it take someone fundamentally different to pull off the kind of crap he promises?

…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; this was the moment when we ended a war and secured our nation and restored our image as the last, best hope on earth. This was the moment — this was the time — when we came together to remake this great nation so that it may always reflect our very best selves and our highest ideals.” — Barack Obama, on how future generations will remember his accention to “Democratic Presidententail Nominee”

Missing from that list but from the same speech is this little beauty:

In our country, I have found that this cooperation happens not because we agree on everything, but because behind all the labels and false divisions and categories that define us; beyond all the petty bickering and point-scoring in Washington, Americans are a decent, generous, compassionate people, united by common challenges and common hopes. And every so often, there are moments which call on that fundamental goodness to make this country great again.

John Hawkins (the author of the article from which the above quote was lifted) set the bar for insight and appropriate sarcasm re: that quote pretty high, so I’m just going to jank what he wrote.

America isn’t great now — But — if we elect Barack Obama, all “fundamentally good” people will vote for him and the country will be great again? Oh, please save us, Barack! What a low opinion of this country and a high opinion of himself this guy has.

This picture I’m getting is this.  Barack Obama wants to lead us, but doesn’t want to be us.  In fact, he doesn’t want us to be us.  Here’s a message for you Obama, from one diabolical megolomaniac to another: up yours.


More election fraud

October 8, 2008

This time in the poorly named Kansas City, Missouri:

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Officials in Missouri, a hard-fought jewel in the presidential race, are sifting through possibly hundreds of questionable or duplicate voter-registration forms submitted by an advocacy group that has been accused of election fraud in other states.

“I don’t even know the entire scope of it because registrations are coming in so heavy,” Davis said. “We have identified about 100 duplicates, and probably 280 addresses that don’t exist, people who have driver’s license numbers that won’t verify or Social Security numbers that won’t verify. Some have no address at all.”

That’s why it’s called “fraud.”  Because the registration forms are fraudulent.  When it happens in an election, it’s called “election fraud.”  It’s kind of a big deal.  The FBI gets involved.  They send people out to say stuff like this:

“It’s a matter we take very seriously,” Patton said. “It is against the law to register someone to vote who does not fall within the parameters to vote, or to put someone on there falsely.”

ACORN is again implicated.  Their defense?

[Jess Ordower, Midwest director of ACORN] said Wednesday that ACORN registered about 53,500 people in Missouri this year. He believes his group is being targeted because some politicians don’t want that many low-income people having a voice.

“It’s par for the course,” he said. “When you’re doing more registrations than anyone else in the country, some don’t want low-income people being empowered to vote. There are pretty targeted attacks on us, but we’re proud to be out there doing the patriotic thing getting people registered to vote.

Emphasis is mine.  Maybe nobody told him, but…

On Tuesday, authorities in Nevada seized records from ACORN after finding fraudulent registration forms that included the starting lineup of the Dallas Cowboys.

In April, eight ACORN workers in St. Louis city and county pleaded guilty to federal election fraud for submitting false registration cards for the 2006 election. U.S. Attorney Catherine Hanaway said they submitted cards with false addresses and names, and forged signatures.

So… ACORN has been involved in federal election fraud in the past… were found to have been involved in election fraud in multiple states just this week… and they’re being targeted to keep poor people from voting?  And aren’t they attracting attention due to the number of fraudulant registrations they’re submitting, not that they’re “doing more registrations than anyone else?”

EDIT: More on ACORN and the raid mentioned above:

In 2006, ACORN also committed what Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed called the “worse case of election fraud” in the state’s history.

In the case, ACORN submitted just over 1,800 new voter registration forms, and all but six of the 1,800 names were fake.

More recently, 27,000 registrations handled by the group from January to July 2008 “went into limbo because they were incomplete, inaccurate, or fraudulent,” said James Terry, chief public advocate at the Consumers Rights League.

I retract most of the above post.  Clearly ACORN is being targeted to keep poor people from voting.

Indianapolis is 105% ready for November!

October 8, 2008

Yessiree bob, if your county isn’t 105% registered to vote, then your county is 105% incompetent.  No fraudulent registration happening here.  No way you could pin this on any “non-profit, non-partisan social justice group” that just so happened to have donated $832,598.29 to the Obama campaign since February ’08.

If you live outside the Indianapolis area, call your county and complain.  We’re way behind here, non-Indianapolisians.

Too bad this isn’t going to happen

October 8, 2008

Political debate, but where the candidates are hooked up to a polygraph:

JASPER, Indiana – Two challengers for an Indiana congressional seat have agreed to be hooked up to lie detectos during a debate, but an official with the incumbent’s party dismisses the idea as “bizarre.”

After the groan-worthy vice/presidential debates we’ve had this election, I appreciate the idea of hooking the debators up to a lie detector.  That would be more interesting, if not more informative.  But no, we can’t forbid politicians the ability to lie!  That would be like asking Michaelangelo to paint the Sistine Chapel without brushes!  Also, if two out of three participants in the debate agree to get hooked up to a lie detector and the third doesn’t, is that the same thing as the third guy admitting that he planned to lie in the debate?

According the the guy that nixed the polygraphs,

“Polygraphs have their use in law enforcement, but I don’t see them fitting in a political debate,” Jones said. “There are plenty of avenues for finding out each candidate’s true position. The votes of both Baron Hill and Mike Sodrel are on record with Congress.”

Translation: “There are plenty of avenues for finding out each candidate’s true position.  The debate isn’t one of them.”  Really now.  It’s almost enough to make one cynical.

Son of Democratic politician indited for being a haxx0r

October 8, 2008

You may have heard that Sarah Palin’s email was hacked into about a month back.  On a scale from one to ten, I’d say the repsonsible party is doomed.

David C. Kernell, 20, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Knoxville, Tenn., for “intentionally accessing without authorization the e-mail account of Alaska governor Sarah Palin,” the Justice Department says.

Kernell’s father is Tennessee State Rep. Mike Kernell.

How doomed could you be if your dad is in Congress?  This doomed.

Kernell, if convicted, faces five years in prison, a $250,000 fine and a three year term of supervised release.

The gun post

October 8, 2008

Here it is, for all four of you who come here regularly.  The promised gun post.  I like guns.  I think just about everyone should have a gun in their house.  This is somewhat ironic as I don’t own a gun myself, but when I have a job (and therefore money), I intend to get one.  Why?  Here’s why.

First, let’s talk self-defense.  If some raving psychopath broke into my house intent on doing violence to myself or my housemates, even if we called the police right away, we’d be on our own for five minutes at the very least.  That’s more than enough time for at least one of us to get killed.  OR!  We can defend ourselves.  Ultimately, the protection of our lives and property is our own.  The police can help, but that’s all.

How about national defense?  Let’s say some foreign power invades America and southern California becomes occupied territory.  Starting a Red Dawn-style resistance group would be a lot easier if we had some firepower to begin with.  Firepower, by the by, that the federal Congress and the state of California are growing more and more hostile to.

Re: the government’s growing hostility for an armed populace, crank up Iced Earth’s 1776, pull out your copies of the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, and punch a nearby British guy in the face, because it’s time to get foaming-at-the-mouth, flag-waving, freakin’ CRAZY in here.   Our nation came to be because of armed resistance to tyranny.  I don’t think Washington is bad enough to violently overthrow just yet (though that $700 billion… oh wait, I mean at least $1.8 trillion bailout is a huge mark in the “shoot ’em” column), but it might be in the future.  If (when?) that becomes necessary, I’d like to have something a little more powerful than a rubberband gun.

Furthermore, shouldn’t it inspire more than a little cynicism when those who want to lead us want to disarm us?  Are they afraid that we’ll start shooting them if they keep doing horrible things?  …is that a bad thing?

It turns out that Obama does have executive experience.

October 6, 2008

His executive experience happens to be trying to kill the Second Amendment via a law review journal.  I’d like to go into the topic of gun control and why I’m against it, but I’m going to have to do that at some later time.  Tomorrow night, schedule permitting.

For now, here’s a little (and by little, I mean long as all hell) something to tide you over.