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calendar   Sunday - November 02, 2008

After a Barack Obama election victory party, a hangover will follow.

And in other comments NOT posted here, a very much conservative Simon Heffer says that “America can’t get rid of Bush fast enough.”
Is President Bush really as despised even by our side as I’m led to believe here?  I know some may think I could keep up more with home (USA) stuff then I do, but my defense can only be you’ve no idea what I have on my plate here.  It really isn’t easy as it may seem.  Though I do read what I can.  Point is however, what I read doesn’t paint quite that picture.  But then , I haven’t been reading the left.  Maybe I should.


Finally, America will elect a new president this week. Many voters believe that if Barack Obama wins, a new day will dawn in American politics.

US presidential election 2008

For his supporters, Mr Obama has become an almost Messianic figure. Many believe an Obama presidency will mean that America withdraws from the wars to which George W. Bush has committed troops.

Many also think he will increase the federal government’s role in the economy, so as to achieve goals such as providing universal health care.

If Mr Obama is elected, there will inevitably be disappointment and frustration, as millions of those who voted for him discover that he is mortal, and cannot achieve the miracles they hoped for.

In the straightened economic circumstances which America will find itself, the new universal health care plan he promises may not be affordable.

Moreover, the new President will find himself confronting so far intractable foreign policy challenges, such as the belligerence of a soon-to-be-nuclear Iran, the difficulties of trying to achieve peace in the Congo, and of securing victory in Afghanistan.

If he does anything at all about those problems, Mr Obama will disappoint those who voted for him in the expectation that he would end America’s use of armed force around the world.

As The Sunday Telegraph reports today, Mr Obama is already preparing to ask Britain to commit an additional 3,000 troops to Afghanistan.

Unlike George W. Bush, Mr Obama enjoys significant popularity in Europe. But after the years of bloody war in Iraq and Afghanistan, even he may struggle to achieve the commitment from European nations he says is essential – especially given the very high level of borrowing that so many countries have already committed themselves to in bailing out their banks.

Still, Barack Obama has a unique opportunity to help revitalise America’s influence on the world as a force for good. If he is elected, we hope he will use that opportunity wisely.

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Don’t be fooled by Hillary on the stump

Bill and Hillary Clinton have been stumping the country this week to do their bit for Mr Obama, the 42nd President himself sharing a platform with the anointed, and associating himself very closely with him and his supposedly impending glory.

Now it looks as though Mr Obama has won, it is a typically shrewd Clinton move to ensure that their dynasty is tarred with the brush of the imminent victory. Do not underestimate the cynicism of these people.

Since Mr Obama might be president until 2016, when Mrs Clinton will be nearly the same age as John McCain, this may look selfless. But we know what Mrs Clinton really thinks: that some madman could well shoot President Obama. Good ol’ Joe Biden would be a comical president.

Hillary would be there in 2012 to restore order, with the added blessing that neither she nor her loathesome husband had done anything to impair the Obama victory.


Think about it: they certainly are.


Another woman with her eye on the prize

It’s not just Hillary who still has one rather tasteless eye on 2012. A group of prominent Republicans is scheduled to meet in Virginia next Wednesday - if John McCain loses, of course - to discuss ways of keeping Sarah Palin in the game until the next election.

Media bias has helped pass over the fact that Mrs Palin is hugely popular in much of middle America: here in the media village of Obamamaniacal New York the quickest way to get a laugh is to mention any sort of regard for her political skills.

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Posted by peiper   United Kingdom  on 11/02/2008 at 12:49 PM   
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Evolution of the Government schools 1957-2007

I probably should have titled this the Devolution of the government schools. I got this in an email from my buddy flapjawman.

Scenario: Jack goes quail hunting before school, pulls into school parking lot with shotgun in gun rack.

1957 - Vice Principal comes over, looks at Jack’s shotgun, goes to his car and gets his shotgun to show Jack.

2007 - School goes into lock down, FBI called, Jack hauled off to jail and never sees his truck or gun again. Counselors called in for traumatized students and teachers.

Scenario: Johnny and Mark get into a fist fight after school.

1957 - Crowd gathers. Mark wins. Johnny and Mark shake hands and end up buddies.

2007 - Police called, SWAT team arrives, arrests Johnny and Mark. Charge them with assault, both expelled even though Johnny started it.

Scenario: Jeffrey won’t be still in class, disrupts other students.

1957 - Jeffrey sent to office and given a good paddling by the Principal. Returns to class, sits still and does not disrupt class again.

2007 - Jeffrey given huge doses of Ritalin. Becomes a zombie. Tested for ADD. School gets extra money from state because Jeffrey has a disability.

Scenario: Billy breaks a window in his neighbor’s car and his Dad gives him a whipping with his belt.

1957 - Billy is more careful next time, grows up normal, goes to college, and becomes a successful businessman.

2007 - Billy’s dad is arrested for child abuse. Billy removed to foster care and joins a gang. State psychologist tells Billy’s sister that she remembers being abused herself and their dad goes to prison. Billy’s mom has affair with psychologist.

Scenario: Mark gets a headache and takes some aspirin to school.

1957 - Mark shares aspirin with Principal out on the smoking dock.

2007 - Police called, Mark expelled from school for drug violations. Car searched for drugs and weapons.

Scenario: Johnny takes apart leftover firecrackers from 4th of July, puts them in a model airplane paint bottle, blows up a red ant bed.

1957 - Ants die.

2007- BATF, Homeland Security, FBI called. Johnny charged with domestic terrorism, FBI investigates parents, siblings removed from home, computers confiscated, Johnny’s Dad goes on a terror watch list and is never allowed to fly again.

Scenario: Johnny falls while running during recess and scrapes his knee. He is found crying by his teacher, Mary. Mary hugs him to comfort him.

1957 - In a short time, Johnny feels better and goes on playing.

2007 - Mary is accused of being a sexual predator and loses her job. She faces 3 years in State Prison. Johnny undergoes 5 years of therapy.

I know, this is a fictional email that’s doing the rounds. But I can recall similar stories to every single one of these scenarios. Stuff I did back in the 60’s and 70’s would get me arrested and/or drugged. I disrupted class, got into fights, took guns to school (my bolt-action .22 for the shooting club), carried aspirin, broke windows (not car windows, and not on purpose.). I got paddled at school AND again when I got home.

I think I turned out fairly well.

Stupid government schools.


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/02/2008 at 04:33 AM   
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calendar   Saturday - November 01, 2008

Oops. . . that’s a flogging, not a stoning

More from the peaceful religion of Islam.

Mogadishu - A 13-year-old girl who said she had been raped was stoned to death in Somalia after being accused of adultery by Islamic militants, a human rights group said.

Dozens of men stoned Aisha Ibrahim Duhulow to death on October 27 in a stadium packed with 1 000 spectators in the southern port city of Kismayo, Amnesty International and Somali media reported, citing witnesses.

The Islamic militia in charge of Kismayo had accused her of adultery after she reported that three men had raped her, the rights group said.

Initial local media reports said Duhulow was 23, but her father told Amnesty International she was 13.

Some of the Somali journalists who first reported the killing later told Amnesty International that they had reported she was 23 based upon her physical appearance.

Dozens of men? To stone a 13-yr-old girl? In front of a thousand spectators? Stoning is a spectator sport in Islam?

It would seem that they violated the Koran:

The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication – flog each of them with a hundred stripes: let not compassion move you in their case, in a matter prescribed by Allah, if ye believe in Allah and the Last Day: and let a party of the Believers witness their punishment.
An-Noor [24:3]

Oops! That’s a flogging, not a stoning. But notice the compassion? Or lack thereof that is required by Allah? And it is a spectator sport!

Isn’t that sweet?

cross-posted at Something’s Rotten


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Posted by Christopher   United States  on 11/01/2008 at 10:11 PM   
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Another “failed policy”

Looking back to one year ago ....

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The U.S. budget deficit fell to the lowest level in five years last week, but three of America’s leading newspapers—the New York Times, Washington Post and Los Angeles Times—couldn’t find the space to mention the dramatic drop.

Journalists who have spent years trashing President Bush’s tax cuts appeared to suddenly lose interest when the budget picture brightened. That’s not surprising, however, considering that mainstream reporters frequently ignore upbeat economic news.

For 49 straight months, dating back to August 2003, the U.S. economy has added jobs. More than 8 million, in fact. Yet the only time economic news seems to hit the front page is when there’s something bad to report. No wonder Bush gets little credit.

A study by the Business and Media Institute last month revealed the “past four years of media coverage on jobs have been marred by pessimistic predictions, omissions, lack of economic context and focus on job losses instead of gains.” One of the biggest offenders was Katie Couric of the “CBS Evening News,” but she’s hardly alone.

More here at RedPlanetCartoons. MUCH more.

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It’s all connected. Perception is how we see things, but for the most part we see things that are pointed out to us. In other words, we get led around. By those who show how how reality “is” every day of the year. And you know the other reality they’re sticking in your eyes as well ...

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PS - for more great political cartoons, check out the Rhysind Sketchbook. Outstanding!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/01/2008 at 06:04 PM   
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One last scary message

“After decades of broken politics in Washington, eight years of the failed politics of the Bush administration and 21 months of campaigning, we are five days away from fundamentally changing the United States of America”

Barack H. Obama
October 30, 2008
Columbia, Missouri


Thank you, no. It’s you who needs fundamental change Senator Government. We’ll keep America as it is.




I don’t know about y’all, but I think I am going to be first in line when the polls open at 6am.

Maybe you don’t think you can trust the voting machines. Maybe you think the vast number of fraudulent voters are going to put the fix in. Maybe you think it’s not worth it either way, because John McCain is no Fred Thompson. Maybe you’ve just been beat down by the never ending polling, the incessant Obama ads, and the entire media, bar one, in the tank for the Obastard. But you can’t help win it if you’re not in it. Fight the ennui. Get back on your feet. Do your duty and vote.

Besides, this story over at the Rott says certain polls and insider info show that it could still be a McCain blow out!


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/01/2008 at 02:59 PM   
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Good one

Thanks Carol!

Since we’re in the middle of the presidential campaign, I figured political humor might be in store. The following is a funny and true story shared with me by KC who teaches AP Government at Santa Fe High School.  In one of KC’s classes, they were discussing the qualifications to be president of the United States.  It was pretty simple.

The candidate must be a natural born citizen of at least 35 years of age.

However, one girl in the class immediately started in on how unfair was the requirement to be a natural born citizen.  In short, her opinion was this requirement prevented many capable individuals from becoming president.  KC and the class were just taking it in and letting her rant, but everyone’s jaw hit the floor when she wrapped up her argument by stating ...

“What makes a natural born citizen any more qualified to lead this country than one born by c-section?”


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/01/2008 at 02:33 PM   
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13 months of Sarah

Hometown photographer trying to make a few bucks. Ride those coattails!

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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/01/2008 at 01:04 PM   
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New Definitions

I caught 10 seconds of Geraldine Ferraro on Fox News this morning, explaining why the Democrats need to raise your taxes. To build schools, repair infrastructure, etc. “You can’t do these things if you keep cutting everyone’s taxes. There would be no money for anything.”

And then out it comes ... “It’s not like we want to take all your money. That would be Socialism.”

Um, no Geri, that would be slavery.

Interesting - frightening - way this woman has of expressing her views. Cutting taxes is the same as getting rid of taxes altogether, but 100% taxation is just Socialism. Hey, I understand a bit of exaggeration to make your point, but this is so extreme that it’s binary. All or nothing. And she’s the Dem who’s the outsider these past few months.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 11/01/2008 at 12:54 PM   
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