Saturday, September 06, 2008

Joe Biden: Dirty as a Skunk

Actually, skunks may be clean animals. Dunno.

Can't excerpt it all, the gist is this, I think:

Joe Biden likes to say he is the embodiment of the American dream -- a middle-class kid who became one of the U.S. Senate's most-respected members and, now, the Democratic nominee for vice president.

Though he's considered one of the least wealthy senators -- his net worth dwarfed by several multimillionaire attorneys and entrepreneurs -- Biden is a wealthy man by ordinary standards -- worth about $2 million but perhaps hundreds of thousand dollars more, a News Journal analysis found.
While their earnings probably would not be enough to purchase their Greenville estate today, the Bidens have managed to live in such splendor partly because of two financially rewarding real estate deals with political supporters.

In 1996, Biden sold a home in Greenville for the asking price of $1.2 million -- more than six times what he paid two decades earlier -- to John R. Cochran III, a top executive at the MBNA credit card bank that was a longtime political benefactor.

Using profits from that sale, Biden paid $350,000 cash to real estate executive and developer Keith D. Stoltz for 4.2 vacant acres -- a long, narrow lot a few miles from Biden's old home. Stoltz had bought that same lot five years earlier for the same price.

Stephen Pyle, who sold the land to Stoltz in 1991, said he was surprised that Stoltz, who lived on a neighboring estate, did not make any profit selling to Biden. "That doesn't sound like Keith Stoltz," Pyle, an artist who now lives in Texas, said of Stoltz, whose company recently proposed a $525 million project at nearby Barley Mill Plaza, a former DuPont Co. office campus.
Sen. Biden married Jill in 1977 and the couple raised three children in the home. In 1996, they put it on the market for $1.2 million -- and that's exactly what Cochran, MBNA's chief marketing officer, paid for it.

That fall, the home sale became controversial when a pollster for Biden's re-election opponent, Republican Raymond Clatworthy, suggested during a telephone survey that Cochran paid more than twice what the house was worth.
That didn't end the controversy, however. The American Spectator, a conservative magazine, published an article in 1998 that branded Biden as "The Senator from MBNA." The story was written long before Biden supported federal bankruptcy reform legislation, an effort that MBNA pursued aggressively.

The piece noted that MBNA employees had given $62,850 to Biden for his 1996 re-election -- by far the most from any company -- and that Cochran himself had given the maximum $2,000.

MBNA also reimbursed Cochran $330,115 for his move to Delaware from Maryland, including $210,000 for a loss on his old home, the magazine wrote, citing an MBNA Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

Shortly after Biden defeated Clatworthy, the magazine reported, MBNA hired Biden's son Hunter, a Yale Law School graduate, to a management trainee post. Hunter Biden later left the bank and became a lobbyist.
Probably no more smarmy than a lot of what happens in DC. But a working class hero?

Ummm, no.

I think I may give blogging a go again

This Palin thing has me interested again. I've been spending most of my time on a hockey board, in the politics section. Almost everyone there is in college, twenty-something. Guess who they worship. It's quite a challenge.

Saw what appears below this afternoon, but before I link you, gotta say this:

Mmmmmmmmmm. American Legion Fish Fry.

Sounds tasty, and with good company.

So here it is, wonderful:

This morning, Republicans tell me that a worker at Invesco Field in Denver saved thousands of unused flags from the Democratic National Convention that were headed for the garbage. Guerrilla campaigning. They will use these flags at their own event today in Colorado Springs with John McCain and Sarah Palin.

Before McCain speaks today, veterans will haul these garbage bags filled with flags out onto the stage — with dramatic effect, no doubt — and tell the story.

“What you see in the picture I sent you is less than half of total flags,” a Republican official emailed. “We estimate the total number to be around 12,000 small flags and one full size 3×5 flag.”


Busy today

I have plenty of things to do to keep me occupied. Doing a little shopping for some necessities, possibly smoking a turkey (yes, a turkey, and yes, it'll taste damn good), and then working on a few projects around the rental house.

Rivrdog wanted a little comparison on cheeses from Wisconsin. So the wife and I will be doing a little write-up. We haven't tried them all yet, but we've already found a few we love. There's a cheese factory about 30 miles to the south-west that has a cheddar line up to blow your mind; everything from mild to 20-year old sharp, and yes it's just that damn good. From plain to fancy gourmet, we've liked just about everything we've tried, and we've found some that we absolutely love.

Yes, we're food snobs. And liquor snobs as well. We admit it, and it's a fault that we can both happily live with. If anyone comes to visit, you'll be well fed.

So I'm off. You folks have a great day.

Friday, September 05, 2008

More proof

that members of the Democrat American Communist Party are a bunch of lying, scummy, thieving, law-breaking rat-bastards who deserve to be tarred and feathered, then ridden out of town on a rail.

And fuckface Rangle is one of the worst. An absolute parasite, a waste of oxygen, someone who should probably tried for treason and crimes against the nation for crap he's done. And I'm betting we don't even know the half of all his crimes.

And have I mentioned

That after four years in Seattle, and three years in the middle of San Juan, that I am absolutely LOVING Wisconsin? The Ragin' Mrs. and I went to an American Legion Fish Fry for dinner tonight. Good people, good food, under $20.00.

I might just cry when I leave here. It depends on where they PCS me in five or six years.

Good God....

Bill Whittle can write. And yes, I knew this before, it's just nice to be reminded of it.

Want to lose weight fast?

Eat a huge fresh salad with dinner, and then go for a half-hour run the next morning. I swear I was prairie-doggin' the last mile, and I had to walk a block home at the end clenching my cheeks together. I managed to get into the bathroom on time, and then let loose with a hellacious flood of crap that dropped my weight by ten pounds in ten seconds.

And my pants fit better today too.

What, you didn't think I was all politics all the time did you?

Piling on

VDH takes on the Dimocrat Press and their smear-job attacks against Sarah Palin..

The Geraldine Ferraro Democratic Vice Presidential nominee appointment was an inspired stroke of genius that advanced the cause of feminism; Palin’s was tawdry tokenism.

Edwards was a social reformer brought down by the tabloids; Palin’s 17-year-old daughter is white trash and fair game.

Insulting “small town mayors” and “good looking” women is funny; suggesting that “community organizing” is often a farce is a felony.

Obama’s violation of drug laws with a “little blow” was youthful exuberance; Palin’s husband’s DUI was more proof of a working-class messy family.

Joe Biden bravely continued as Senator after the tragic death of his wife and daughter left his injured young sons with a single parent; Sarah Palin selfishly shorted her children by running for VP and endangered her infants by flying while pregnant.

Criticizing Clinton’s engaging in sex in the oval office and lying about it to the American people were once “the politics of personal destruction”; lying that Sarah Palin might not have been the mother of her 5th child is the mere overreach of the blogs caused by the improper vetting of the McCain campaign.

This all reminds me of the 2000 campaign when the media beat the dead-horse of Bush (Yale BA, Harvard MBA) as the lousy, lazy C-student, when, in fact, Al Gore’s undergraduate record at Harvard was full of C’s, F’s at Vanderbilt Divinity School (dropped out), and C’s at Vanderbilt Law School (dropped out). The point is not that quitting professional schools is necessarily a sign of anything, but rather once again that the media is shown to be bending and inventing facts for their higher purposes of liberal utopianism— a continuation of some half a century when we remember the “dumb” Ike floundering before the “brilliant” and “witty” Adlai Stevenson (who flunked out of Harvard Law School, a fact hidden from the public for decades.)

Slublog unloads...

You want to know why conservatives roared last night when the media was bashed and why many of us have spent the week in a simmering rage? It's because you're hypocrites. You claim to be objective, yet have spent the past few days absolutely smearing a woman and her family because she had the audacity to be a conservative Republican. You have expended more time and effort discussing her daughter's sex life than you've spent looking into the business and political associates of the Democrat candidate for president of the United States. When you did explore Palin's actual record, you have often done so with little regard for the truth. You and your colleagues have relinquished your right to be taken seriously as honest brokers of information.

And what this column shows me is that you know it. Behind the sarcasm lies an attempt to justify your behavior of the past week. Your little snark-fest is step one in the rehabilitation campaign. I don't think it's going to work all that well.

The media is proving that they're nothing more than hyper-partisan jackals. And they're proving it to anyone with a brain and eyes to see or ears to here.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Remember just yesterday...

When I said that the attacks, the lies, the smears would all get worse?


And yep.

Lemme slap ya with some Velociman, courtesy of Og.

I don't know. But why can't she stand or fall on her own merits, without the left resorting to filthy smears and character assassination? I am outraged at the despicable libels and slanders hurled at her by the left, to wit:

1. Her Down Syndrome child is actually her daughter's.

2. She should be home with her children instead of being on the hustings.

3. She had an affair with her husband's best friend.

Just to name the latest. Oh, and when the media realized this shit was going sour they changed the meme to McCain didn't vet her! What horseshit. She was vetted for 5 months. And it was funny to see Alan Colmes still plying that crap, because he goes on at 9 PM, and the talking points change so fast he always ends up with the stale shit. Holding fetid talking points memos from DailyKos that virtually drip with obsolescence. The rage virus moves fast, Alan.

This type of attack is tolerated by the Obama campaign, if not sourced by it. It's a goddam sin against the American body politic, to me.

I don't even think I'm from the same species as today's leftist in general, and Democrat in particular. These people will employ any lie, any slander, any dissonance to their own professed beliefs to win. There is no excuse for these slimy fucking worms to behave this way. Except to win in Engels fashion.

I think this election season will prove that Leftists have no place in the human race. They've dropped far below us.

Again, yep. Let's see.... unfounded accusations, flat out lies, all designed to damage and destroy Sarah Palin.

It's the Left at it's finest. At this point, the only tactics the Left hasn't tried is rounding up the Palins and shipping them off to a gas chamber.

But don't think they're not thinking about it.

Rich Masters can kiss my ass

So Phil was listening to the radio an an asshat named Rich Masters comes on talking about Sarah Palin and the Alaskan Independence Party. Quoth the fuckstick, as paraphrased by Phil:

“And with affiliations like that I’m interested in what connections she has to Aryan and White Power groups. You did know she was born in Idaho, right?”
Hey Masters, you festering pustule on Idaho's ass..... In case it passed the notice of flaming assholes like yourself, we kicked those skinhead bastards out of Idaho. And guess what? We'd kick your ass out as well. Care to know why? Because you're both perfect examples of self-absorbed, brain-damaged, know-nothing, do-nothing wastes of oxygen. That's right, brainless blowhards like yourself are considered equal to racist pieces of shit like the skinheads. You're both intolerable, and I wouldn't piss on either of you if you were on fire in the middle of the street.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Gateway Pundit unloads on Code Pink haters

Look... I'm not advocating violence... I just think that the thugs of Code Pink deserve what they serve.

These are the people who maintain a 365 day-a-year, 7 day-a-week, 24 hour-a-day protest at Walter Reed military hospital to taunt the families of our wounded soldiers.

Screw "taking the high ground".

Gateway Pundit did some yellin'

Gateway Pundit

"I'm not proud of my actions."

I'm proud of you.


Cross Posted at DANEgerus

Why the MSM is worse than nothing.

The biased, hyper-partisan smearmongers and whores of the MSM have shown that they really are as scummy as we think they are.



If you thought the MSM was bad during the 2004 campaign, you ain't seen nuthin' yet. The propaganda mouthpiece of the Democrat American Communist Party will stop at nothing to place their Lord and Messiah, Barak Obama, on the throne. And the attacks have begun. The lies and the smears have begun. And it's only going to get worse.

Buckle in, folks. It's gonna be a bumpy ride.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Birds of a feather, and all that....

Claire over at KisP notes that the Leftist Hounds are howling after Sarah Palin's family.

What's good for the goose.....

More good news from Iraq

That the hyper-partisan, biased, worthless MSM in this country doesn't feel the need to report.

Two years ago, Anbar Province was the most lethal place for American forces in Iraq. A U.S. marine or soldier died in the province nearly every day, and the provincial capital, Ramadi, was a moonscape of rubble and ruins. Islamic extremists controlled large pieces of territory, with some so ferocious in their views that they did not even allow the baking of bread.

On Monday, U.S. commanders formally returned responsibility for keeping order in Anbar Province, once the heartland of the Sunni insurgency, to the Iraqi Army and police. The ceremony, including a parade on a freshly paved street, capped one of the most significant turnabouts in the country since the war began five and a half years ago.

Just think - if Obama had his way, Anbar Province would still be a violent hellhole, and Iraq would be worse off than they ever were under Saddam.

So Palin is running for VP

Seriously, just how cool is that? I heard about it on the radio, and all of the sudden the popping sounds I'd been hearing all day were explained. The liberal's heads were exploding from the news. B. Hussien Obama picks a smarmy D.C. insider to be his running mate, and McCain picks a rising star.

For the first time in this election season, I actually have something to vote FOR rather than AGAINST.

Now, she's not going to fix all the problems the Republican Party has, but it's that small first step of a journey.

Ever gone skin diving?

Where you dive down deeper than you probably should have gone, and by the time you turn around and head back up your lungs are burning, and as you come out of the water you take huge gasps of air?

Yeah. I kinda feel like that. But the Ragin' Household has the internet again!