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Saturday, November 08, 2008
It'll be gone in an hour or so. We just got a little trace amount that stuck, and once it warms up it'll melt. But I took the dog outside for her morning constitutional, and was able to throw a few snowballs.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Interest Groups Spend $98 Million on White House Race
Unions, political action committees and other special interests shelled out nearly $98 million in independent expenditures to influence the presidential election, according to a CQ MoneyLine analysis of campaign finance reports through Nov. 4.
The groups overwhelmingly favored Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, spending $48 million in his behalf since June, while Republican nominee John McCain was favored with $28 million over the same period.
Leading the was the Service Employees International Union. It spent more than $28 million, a lot of it going to fund multi-lingual, 30-second spots promoting Obama and railing against McCain's views on economic issues.
Names surface for top Obama administration jobs
President-elect Obama is weighing an array of Washington insiders and outsiders, including some Republicans, for top administration posts, according to Democratic officials.
Obama has signaled that he will make no Cabinet-level appointments immediately, and his deliberations are tightly held by his closest aides. But that hasn't stopped Democrats and interest groups from circulating lists and offering recommendations to the Obama transition team.
Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., chairman of House Education and Labor Committee.
Former Rep. David Bonior, member of Obama's Transition Economic Advisory Board.
Andy Stern, president of Service Employees International Union.
Did anybody notice that even in the madly slanted exit polls, a lot more people describe themselves as conservatives than describe themselves as liberals?
Does anybody else think that we have a road map to victories, if only we draft leadership smart enough to read it and then follow it?
Think about this summer and the one bright light in the current Congress: the house GOP staying on the floor, even with the lights out and the cameras off, to push for an end to the offshore oil drilling ban?
We found out that 70 percent -- that's about 17 percent or so more than elected the O to the presidency -- were with us on that.
Where the hell was the campaign on that, other than Sarah?
Right now is the time to revive "drill here, drill now, pay less."
Newt, are you freaking listening?
Revive it. Beat the drum. Incessantly. Loudly. It's not over yet, but we can't freaking wait.
There are a lot of other issues where we right wing wackos have majority support -- if we can only get the leadership to get off their all-too-comfortable asses and start screaming.
It's going to take a certain discipline which we right wing wackos often lack.
But it's the only way to (1) drive the agenda in the right direction for this great country and (2) expose the fascists who now control the agenda for what they really are.
Let's get it started.
And I'm looking square at the Republican Party.
This isn't a joke. This can't be brushed off. This country has just voted a Marxist into office, given him a Marxist Congress to back him up. Why?
Because the Republican Party did not offer ANYTHING different. Ann Coulter, love her or hate her, offered up one of the best summations of why we lost:
How could Republicans go after B. Hussein Obama (as he is now known) on planning to bankrupt the coal companies when McCain supports the exact same cap and trade policies and earnestly believes in global warming?
How could we go after Obama for his illegal alien aunt and for supporting driver's licenses for illegal aliens when McCain fanatically pushed amnesty along with his good friend Teddy Kennedy?
How could we go after Obama for Jeremiah Wright when McCain denounced any Republicans who did so?
How could we go after Obama for planning to hike taxes on the "rich," when McCain was the only Republican to vote against both of Bush's tax cuts on the grounds that they were tax cuts for the rich?
And why should Republican activists slave away working for McCain when he has personally, viciously attacked: John O'Neill and the Swift Boat Veterans, National Right to Life director Doug Johnson, evangelical pastors Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and John Hagee, various conservative talk radio hosts, the Tennessee Republican Party and on and on and on?
The Republicans nominated a person who has spent the past eight years crapping all over the Republican base. Great idea there, GOP. Way to garner support.
This is a pattern that's continued even after the election. The Republican Elite is now stabbing Sarah Palin in the back, the only real conservative in the election, the only reason that John McCain did as well as he did. Without Palin, McCain might have gotten one or two states. Period. That's it. She was the ONE bright point in this election for the GOP, and now they're turning on her like a pack of hyenas.
If that doesn't tell you just how out of touch the GOP is with conservatives, I don't know what will.
And what message was the GOP sending with this election? What were they trying to tell voters? "Let's keep the status quo." That doesn't work. For the past eight years, Conservatives have watched the Republican Party transform itself from a small-government, anti-corruption group of politicians to a nanny-statist, government expanding, earmark pushing group of corrupt asshats and criminals.
Remember Dennis Hastert standing on Capitol Hill talking about how William "Dollars in my freezer" Jefferson's office was sacrosanct? Yep. Rather than exposing corruption and weeding it out, the GOP WAS PROTECTING IT!
The GOP leadership has failed, in just about every way they possibly COULD fail. And yet they keep pushing the same tired message. Actually, I mis-spoke; they're not pushing ANY real message. And they haven't pushed it for a long time.
It's been conservatives online defending Bush from the deranged attacks of the Left. It's been conservatives pushing the smaller government message, and getting ignored. It's been the GOP base demanding accountability, and getting brushed off by the GOP leaders.
The GOP leadership has failed. Utterly, completely, and horribly failed. John Henke, in the other article I linked to yesterday, put it this way:
The problem is not Republican politicians, although many Republicans politicians are a problem. The problem is not with the basic ideals of limited government and personal freedom, either. The problem is a movement that plays small-ball and cedes responsibility for infrastructure to business interests, leadership that rewards those who make friends rather than waves, an entrenched Party and Movement support system that mostly supports itself, an echo chamber that has rotted our intellect, a grassroots that is ill-equipped to shape the Republican Party, and a Republican Party that has replaced strategy with tactics, substance with marketing.
These problems can be fixed, but the fix is not cosmetic. The rot is deep. We do not need reformation of the Republican Party; we need transformation of the Republican Party. That is going to require fresh blood, new ideas, new infrastructure...and perhaps more than a little time in the wilderness.
Whenever a true conservative runs on a conservative platform, they win. When the GOP puts forth yet another squishy moderate, they lose. When faced with a choice of two big-government nanny-statist assholes, people are going to choose the one who's actually honest about what he'll do. The GOP hasn't been honest about it for a while now.So, what to do? First, we need to clean house. All you Republicans out there? Start holding your party accountable. Get the leadership removed. You do not keep absolute failures in a leadership position. And if they don't listen to you?
You leave. If the GOP refuses to hold to the principals that made it successful in the first place, then they will continue to sink. If the GOP keeps offering up RINOs on the national level, they will continue to lose elections. If the GOP keeps refusing to fight the corruption, the graft, the earmarks, the voter fraud, then they will continue to hemorrhage members until they're nothing but a weak, former shell of themselves.
Second - start at the local level. Find out where your Republican Party meets, and GO! Do networking. Get to know people face to face. Take your arguments to them. The GOP has been ignoring the massive network that was already in place that they could have used. While the
You don't get rid of rot by tossing some shellac over it and calling it good. You cut it out. Carve it out, throw it away, and start rebuilding from the good base.
Third - find some fighters. This ties in with point number one - the GOP has been too much in love with it's political power to risk losing it by standing up and making waves. If the GOP won't do it at the national level, then work locally to find those fighters and promote them. Get them up locally, and then push them up higher. Use your local groups to demand accountability from the national level.
Fourth - tap in to the other conservative movements. Most of those movements are made up of former Republicans, whom the party has cast off in it's lurch leftward. How do I know? Because it's me, and others like me. As I said - I put my RNC membership card through the shredder, and mailed it back to the RNC in their donation begging envelope...... back in 2003, when I was still living in Seattle. The GOP had lost it's way back then, and they've only gotten worse since then. Get those conservatives working together. They might all belong to different parties, but they can work to make the GOP change. I'll be speaking to the local Republicans some time in the future.
As I said yesterday - Yes, the election sucked. Yes, our country is in trouble. Yes, it's going to get worse.
But the only true failure right now is in giving up. And I refuse to do that.
Thursday, November 06, 2008
And we all know it. So now is not the time to wallow in despair. You don't solve a problem by sitting around and crying into your beer.
I was speaking with another NCO at work, who's heavily involved in the Republican Party here in our little section of Wisconsin. We spoke for a good long while, and he wants me to talk to the Republicans here when they hold their next meeting. Bottom line: The Republican Party needs to make massive changes to itself, otherwise they'll keep losing elections.
I told him that I wasn't a Republican. I'd shredded that particular membership card back in 2003 and mailed it to the RNC in one of their donation-begging envelopes. He still wants me to come talk to his group. So OK. I will.
I'm going to expound on this a bit more tomorrow, when I can gather my thoughts a bit more. In the meantime, read this and this.
If it weren't for Sarah Palin, John McCain would have had his ass handed to him by the Chicago Communist. Seriously. I'm talking Walter Mondale asswhuppin, folks. I'm willing to bet that half of the votes he garnered were because of Palin, not himself. Palin was THE shot in the arm that conservatives needed. And now some dickless piece of shit wants to tear her down? Fuck him. Fuck him with a cedar fence post.
Sarah Palin worked her heart out. She energized tens of thousands to come out who would have otherwise stayed home. She touched countless families. I didn’t agree with everything she said on the campaign trail. But two fundamental conservative stands she took mattered greatly to me: She vigorously defended the Second Amendment and the sanctity of life more eloquently in practice than any of the educated conservative aristocracy.
And she did it all with a tirelessness and infectious optimism that defied the shameless, bottomless attempts by elites in both parties to bring her and her family down.
And all of this post election dumbfuckery from the McCain staff only shows that the
Wake up, and start acting like Republicans again. In case the Stupid Party has forgotten their roots (and it appears that they have), allow me to elucidate:
There are more, of course, but those are the basic principles. Find someone who supports all those—not just in speeches, but in their actions—and we’ll see whether you pricks are worth supporting in 2010 and 2012.
- low personal income taxes
- low corporate taxes
- a strong military
- less/little gun control
- strong law and order
- a non-accommodationist foreign policy
- strict immigration control
- less government intrusiveness and less government regulation
- constructionist judges
And forget about all that social bullshit like abortion and religion (like this moron, who frets about BHO’s abortion position even as the country is poised to become a European-style socialist nation). Leave those issues alone. Those are private issues, and every time that Republicans listen to their extremist wing and start messing around with legislation in those areas, they get their asses handed to them.You are a political party, not a social one. Stick to politics, and government. And maybe we’ll support
I don't think they're listening. I don't think they'll ever listen. The most Conservative congresscritter and the most Liberal congresscritter have more in common with each other than they'll ever have in common with you and I. And the conservative elitist buttmonkeys who swim in political circles are just as bad. THAT is why you saw so many supposed conservatives jumping ship this election. BECAUSE THEY WERE NOT CONSERVATIVE AT ALL! They were just D.C. insiders who cared more about getting invited to the right dinner parties than about the future of this country.
So fuck them. They left. DO NOT LET THEM BACK IN!
That's why I'm a member of the American Conservative Party. Check out the link in the sidebar. Look at it for yourself. I'm betting that most of you have more in common with the philosophy of my political party than with the
Anyways, it's time for me to shower and get ready for work. I'll see how much I feel like blogging when I get home.
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
So long, America. It was nice knowing you while you lasted.
Kim du Toit has a list of things that this formerly great country just voted FOR.
- High Taxes
- Gun Control
- State ownership of capital
- Constitutional reconstructionism through the courts
- Nanny government and oppressive regulation
- A weak, impotent military
- Inept foreign policy
- Trial lawyers and liberal judges
- Internationalist subservience to the United Nations
- Socialized medical care
- Stronger labor unions
- Racism (hiring- and college enrolment quotas)
- Class warfare
- Voter fraud
- Lax immigration controls
- Wealth redistributionism
- Hostility towards business, and capitalism in general
- Over-aggressive environmentalism
- Support for failed social programs
- Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Hillary Clinton, Ted Kennedy, Tom Daschle, Pat Leahy, Maxine Waters, Jim McDermott, John Kerry, Charles Schumer, Dianne Feinstein, and Dick Durbin running Congress.
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Racist Marxist cult-of-personality socialist voter fraud specialist who has never worked a day in his life and doesn't think his master race... should 'half' to?
Yeah me to. I am just struggling. Maybe if I went down to Rev. Wright's church, or Farakhan's mosque, and survived, I could work up the enthusiasm to sneak by those NewBlackPantherParty club wielding thugs and cast a vote or three for the Mahdi.
With polling, the collective delusion is the belief that the product of polling is the data. Remember, polls are a product that is sold like any other product. That stupid little chart that appears in the corner of every USA Today was not made for the purpose of ‘research’ and ‘data’. It was made just to show a stupid little graph on the paper because USA Today knows that little graphs and charts ’sell’ the paper more. Just because information is displayed in a chart or a graph does not make it ’scientific’ or a real ‘analysis’. But the product was to make the reader FEEL like it was and to sell more papers. The product of polls can and often are the readers. This became much more popular ever since polls became ‘news items’ themselves (before, polls were only supplements to news stories).When you look at everything that's been going on for the past eight years, this should have been the
In my second post about the election, I told you to keep an eye on Iowa for if Obama comes back here, a state he should have locked at this time, he is toast. Well, Obama is back in Iowa which means he is toast. If it is competitive in Iowa (it was very competitive in 2004), that means that McCain is running as well as Bush or better and has FL, CO, IN, NC, OH, NH, and VA all comfortable. McCain going to Maine suggests Obama is performing worse than Kerry or, rather, Obama’s support is ’soft’ among Democrats.
But what did the
They nominated someone with no real record, a more radical philosophy than anyone put forth in recent history, the most liberal congresscritter EVAH! A hard-core Marxist, nurtured by anti-American Marxists, mentored by virulent racists, funded by the Chicago Political machine.
Obama is so far Left, so "liberal", that he can't even pull away from McCain. If the Donks had nominated someone who was actually a bit moderate, they'd have this thing wrapped up. They would have had this thing wrapped up months ago.
But Obama is a Marxist. And people still get that queasy feeling in their stomach about dealing with a Marxist, even if the publik skool sistim in America doesn't teach them enough to know WHY they have that queasy feeling.
I say McCain wins. Because as low as this country can sink, they haven't sunk low enough to vote in their own destruction in the form of the Liberal Lord and Messiah, Barak Obama.
Now GET OUT AND VOTE!
You know, the one that said....
Bush 213, Kerry 311
Yeah, that turned out real well didn't it? Snort. Every last poll with few exceptions has trumpeted a
They've been correct a grand total of TWICE in the past eight elections.
Piss on 'em.
Monday, November 03, 2008
The final round of Mason-Dixon polls has Obama enjoying small leads in the red states that would deliver him the presidency, but he's below 50 percent in each and there are enough white undecided voters to leave some too close to call.
Colorado: Obama 49, McCain 44, Undecided 4
Florida: Obama 47, McCain 45, Undecided 7
Nevada: Obama 47, McCain 43, Undecided 8
Pennsylvania: 47, McCain 43, Undecided 9
Virginia: Obama 47, McCain 44, Undecided 9
Ohio: McCain 47, Obama 45, Undecided 6
Missouri: McCain 47, Obama 46, Undecided 5
North Carolina: McCain 49, Obama 46, Undecided 5
As Brad Coker, who runs the Mason-Dixon poll, notes, the vast majority of the undecided voters in these states are whites.
I wonder how many of those voters watched Obama's pastor, Jeremiah Wright, talk about how Whitey is to blame for everything.
That's why we need people to vote McCain so badly. So that we can counteract the cheating and fraud of the Left.
I'm going to be soooooo happy once all the political ads are off the air. I turn the channel every time one of them comes on the radio. And if anyone you know starts talking about how great Obama is, ask them how they know. Because he still hasn't released any of his records. He's an enigma built on bullshit.
1. Occidental College records -- Not releasedIF, and I mean IF Obama gets elected, this country is headed straight to hell. Francis Porretto expounds on the economic state of this country, and how Europe is already far, far ahead in their economic collapse. But then, anyone actually paying attention for the past decade would know that.
2. Columbia College records -- Not released
3. Columbia Thesis paper -- not available, locked down by faculty
4. Harvard College records -- Not released, locked down by faculty
5. Selective Service Registration -- Not released
6. Medical records -- Not released
7. Illinois State Senate schedule -- "not available"
8. Law practice client list -- Not released
9. Certified Copy of original Birth certificate - - Not released
10. Embossed, signed paper Certification of Live Birth -- Not
11. Harvard Law Review articles published -- None
12. University of Chicago scholarly articles -- None
13. Record of baptism-- Not released or "not available"
14. Illinois State Senate records--"not available".
15. US Senate record -- mediocre yet the most liberal.
Hat Tip Dan Freidman
Ronald Reagan once famously quipped "A Communist is someone who had read Marx. An Anti-Communist is someone who understands Marx." I guarantee that Barak Obama has read Marx, and wholeheartedly agrees with the ideals expounded on in that Manifesto. He's the scariest nominee I can remember. He's to the Left of McGovern, and that's saying something.
Get out and vote. Get your friends out and vote. Don't let this commie bastard win.
Sunday, November 02, 2008
So right now, there's a radio ad being played at this website. A Catholic Bishop, Bishop Gracida, has made a simple, short statement regarding Barak Obama.
"This is Bishop Rene H. Gracida, reminding all Catholics that they must vote in this election with an informed conscience. A Catholic cannot be said to have voted in this election with a good conscience if they have voted for a pro-abortion candidate. Barack Hussein Obama is a pro-abortion candidate."
Part of the Catholic Church's dogma is that Abortion is murder. It's rather simple, actually - the church looks at Abortion as the killing of an innocent life. Now, you can disagree with that all you like, so long as YOU ARE NOT CATHOLIC.
The church doesn't hold a gun to your head and force you to be Catholic. In fact, the Sacrament of Confirmation is a ceremony where you as a Catholic stand up and say, "Yes, this is what I believe, this is what I want to be a part of". That's a simplified explanation of it to be sure, but you get the point. If you're going to be a Catholic, you've got to buy into what the Church is teaching. And that goes for any church, doesn't it? Why go there week after week if you don't believe in what is being taught?
Well, let me repeat myself: The Catholic church states that abortion is murder. As such, you cannot vote for someone who advocates murder and keep your conscience clean. Period.
Pass this message on to any Catholics you might know who are thinking about voting for Obama.